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Thursday, September 04, 2014

"A Night to Remember" Senior Prom (Ages 55+)

You are cordially invited to A Night to Remember Senior Prom (Ages 55+) Thursday, September 4, 2014 6:00-8:00 in the Evening The Phoenix Ballroom ? 401 S. 3rd Street ? Waco, TX Advanced Purchase Tickets: $15.00 Each or $25.00 per Couple Tickets at the Door: $20.00 Each or $30.00 per Couple Live Music by The Extrodinares Delicious Hors d’Oeuvres & Sweet Treats Door Prizes Evening Attire Encouraged Sponsored by Comfort Keepers, Guardian Healthcare, Senior Care of Hewitt, & Stoney Brook of Hewitt **For more information or to purchase tickets, please call or come by Stoney Brook of Hewitt (254) 420-1400** Ticket Delivery is Available!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Madden 15 Tournament

Lansharx Video Gaming Center is hosting a Madden 15 Tournament. $10 entry fee, single elimination, and a CASH PRIZE. Call 254-759-8884 for more info.

Madden 15 Tournament

Lansharx Video Gaming Center is holding a Madden 15 Tournament. $10 entry fee, single elimination, and a CASH PRIZE. Call 254-759-8884 for more info.

September Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on September 7, 2014 thanks to the support of our sponsor Packaging Corporation of America. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Whataburger Super Duper Celebration

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Super Duper Celebration! In the heart of every child lives a superhero, and on Wednesday, Sept. 10, Whataburger will celebrate the superhero spirit in all of us with an evening of family fun from 5 to 7 p.m. at Whataburger located at 1528 Hewitt Drive. Customers can spend quality time with their little heroes and treat them to a superhero-themed celebration of food, games and giveaways. To add to the fun, a balloon artist and face painter will also be at the event. Children 12 and under dressed in a superhero costume will receive a free kid’s meal.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Five Pillars of Brain Health

Join us as Meredith Patterson, RN, BSN, CRRN, educates on "The Five Pillars of Brain Health." Learn what lifestyle factors affect brain health and what you can do right now to lower your risk of dementia, no prescription needed. The "five pillars" - exercise, mental engagement, nutrition, socialization and stress management - can turn the clock back on your brain in surprising ways. Space is limited! Please reserve your seat by calling 254-420-1400!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jase Robertson: 2014 Care Net Waco Fundraising Banquet

Duck Commander Jase Robertson of A&E's Duck Dynasty will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Care Net Waco Fundraiser Banquet, sharing his views on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Ducks. Baylor University's Ferrell Center is hosting the event on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Tickets will be sold for a Pre-dinner VIP Reception to be held at 5:00 pm, doors will open for the featured speech at 6:00 pm, and the program begins at 6:30 pm. General admission reserved seating tickets are $30, and can be ordered at the link below. Care Net’s calling is to provide compassionate care, practical help, and accurate information to men and women facing a crisis pregnancy or considering abortion.

Dire Complacency: Warnings of an Ecosystem in Trouble

Art exhibition featuring local artist and art teacher Shawn Knuckles. There will be a reception on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Harley Davidson Fundraiser for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Harley Davidson of Waco will be providing a delicious lunch and good family fun! 100% of the donations received will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of Waco. Come out & join us for some yummy food and entertainment by Justin Lewis, Fenix Theory, & Los Roachez! Help us help the ones you love!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Search & Rescue: Seek Out & Save Your Most At-Risk Students

Learn the best ways to reach out to struggling students, and meet their individual needs in Search & Rescue training, hosted by Center for Learning & Development. On Sept. 16, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15, each team of educators will attend a three-day intensive boot camp and walk away with a better understanding of brain-based learning. Building on your campus RtI structure, purposeful assessment will be the key in leading your staff to learn specific research-based interventions for academic and behavioral struggles. These PRACTICAL interventions can be used across your curriculum in efforts to "search & rescue" your most at-risk students. For $750, three educators can complete 19.5 hours of continuing education units, and receive a one year subscription of Learning Profiler© ($450 value) and Track & Time© ($325 value) for their school. If more than three educators want to attend, grow your training team by paying $100 per additional person. Call 254-751-0922 or visit to register.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bingo Scholarship Fundraiser Benefiting the Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo Scholarship Fund

Come out to the Extraco Events Center for a family-friendly fun night of bingo! Ten $500 jackpots will be given away, concessions will be available, and those purchasing advance tickets will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift card to Rudy's "Country Store" & Bar-B-Q! Tickets are $20 per person, which includes one card for each of the ten games. Additional cards, pull tabs and daubers are available for purchase at the event. To purchase tickets or get more info, contact Melinda Moss at or 254-224-8276.

Woodway Public Safety Association 41st Annual BBQ

Police & Firefighter Fundraiser -All-you-can-eat Vitek's BBQ, door/raffle prizes, fire truck demos and fun activities for the kids! Tickets are $10.50-adult and $6.50-child (age 4-12). Call (254) 772-4470 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Lansharx Video Gaming Center is hosting a Fifa 14 Tournament the night of the midnight release of Fifa 15. Come by and have some fun before the new game comes out. There is a $7 entry fee and a prize. Call 254-759-8884 for more information

Shepherds Heart Aquaponics Training

Shepherds Heart Presents: Aquaponics Training at TSTC Dr. Bonnie Hanszen who will be the presenter brings knowledge and insight from her 25+ of experience and systems in over 27 countries. The Ahavaponics Course One, is a basic class on aquaponics that includes classroom and hands-on system building! We will cover the basics as well as ministry applications, livelihood ventures, planting strategies, fish propagation, the ratio for success and much, much more! This is a 40 hour course. The fee is $300.00. Classes will be daily Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm beginning 9:00am, Monday, September 22nd. Classes will meet at the old Golf Course and Landscaping Management building at TSTC. For registration and additional information call 254-722-9517 or email

Friday, September 26, 2014

14th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Sustainable Living Expo

Largest All-Sustainable Event in the South is coming to Belton, TX! Hear about solar/wind energy, building green, water use, aquaponics, growing organic food, starting bee colonies, kids’ activities and more. Exhibits and lectures focusing on self-reliance and sustainability. Friday Sept. 26, is Education Day for middle and high school students. Free for students under 18. They will enjoy talks and a scavenger hunt. The Roundup will be part of National Plug-In Day. Organized by TREIA and TCPS. (512) 345-6831

Overnight Lock - in!

Every month Lansharx Gaming Center has an overnight lock - in midnight to 8am. PC, 360, Rock Band, Wii, Air Hockey, and pool ALL NIGHT LONG. PIZZA IS INCLUDED. $25($20 for members). Call 254-759-8884 for more info

Ink Life Tour Tattoo and Music Festival

The Ink Life Tour Tattoo and Music Festival brings a powerhouse of world-renowned tattoo artists together with professional body piercers, Billboard musical acts and Vaudeville performers to create a thrilling, family-friendly event. This 3 day mega event includes performances by Texas Hippie Coalition, Drowning Pool and Bone Thugs N Harmony! $25.00 for a one day pass and $40.00 for a weekend pass. Admission price includes all concerts. Kids 12 and under are free.

23rd Annual Hillsboro Cotton Pickin' Fair

FREE to the public: The Hillsboro Cotton Pickin’ Fair will kick-off Friday night, September 26 on the grounds of Historic City Hall in downtown Hillsboro on East Franklin Street with a street dance, food, and a beer garden with sandwiches for order. Saturday, September 27, the fun beings in at 10:00 a.m. with various entertainment on stage, the beer garden, restaurant vendor booths and games for children. In keeping with tradition, dozens of BBQ cookers from all over Texas will travel to compete in our BBQ Championship. For the first time ever, fair attendees will be able to buy samples of cooked meat from the competition. As always, this is a family fun event, and there will plenty of fun for children throughou the day Saturday. Kids can take part in face painting, games, crafts, and much more! To learn more about the Cotton Pickin’ Fair and/or competing in the cook-off or participating as a vendor, contact the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce director, Vicki Hidde, at 254-582-2481. Additional information can be found at and on the Hillsboro, TX Cotton Pickin’ Fair Facebook Page.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Color Vibe 5K - Waco

Want to get active, make some awesome memories, take cool pictures, and have the time of your life?! Then come join the Color Vibe party! The Color Vibe 5k is coming to Waco on September 27th and we don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun! Grab your friends and family and come run/walk our 5k course while getting #VIBErant and colorful with us! Afterward, get crazy at our giant dance party with some epic beats! You’ll come a blank canvas and leave a colorful mural! This summer kids 12 and under run for FREE so sign them up before summer is over! A portion of our proceeds will also be donated back to a local charity, Pack of Hope! The first 500 people to use code WACO5 will receive $5 off their registration! Sign up at #ColorVibeWaco Teams of 6 or more can sign up together for a 10% discount!!!!

Boots & Badges: Celebrating 50 Years

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Museum Board and City of Waco invite you to saddle up and join in the festivities as we celebrate the founding of the TRHFM in 1964. Saturday, September 27th in John Knox Center at the Museum 5:30 – Round Up: Mix and mingle and view our new exhibit, Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring 6:30 – Dinner Bell Rings: Prime rib and fixin’s served by On the Spot Catering 6:45 – Presentations Texas Rangers including Major Frank Malinak 7:30 – Dance ‘til the Cows Come Home: Real. Texas. Music. by the Chris Low Band Individual tickets ($75) and table sponsorships ($750) will be available for purchase beginning August 1st. Table sponsorships include six tickets and a Texas Ranger as a table guest. To reserve tickets, please call (254) 750-8631. Seating is limited.

LIFT - Low Income Families in Transition

Struggling financially? Coping with difficult situations? Need Help? More than 40 nonprofits and agencies available on one Saturday in one location. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk through the workshop with an advocate who will help you identify needs, develop a plan, find information, get applications, or make appointments for: Public Housing, Emergency Assistance, GED & ESL Classes, Job Training/Retraining, Computer Skills, Health & Dental Care, Landlord/Tenant Issues, CCS Daycare, Utility Assistance, etc.

South 40 Trail Benefiting the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Scholarship Fund

The South 40 Trail competition will begin on Saturday, September 27th at Lake Limestone. The rest of the competition dates are Saturday, October 25th at Lake Waco – Twin Bridges Ramp, January 2015 at Lake Belton, February 2015 at Lake Whitney, and March 28th & 29th at Lake Waco for the championship. To see rules, regulations and registration information for this year’s trail, head to or call 254-224-8273. The South 40 Expo Committee is entering its 3rd year of hosting the South 40 Trail as part of its fundraising for the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. The committee has raised over $100,000 that provides scholarships for the students of McLennan county and surrounding towns. Check out to get event updates.

Heart Of Texas Airshow

This fun family festival of aviation features an exciting Air Show and fun for all ages! Join us as we bring World Class Air Show performers from across the country to Waco with an array of aerobatic flying feats, warbirds in close formation aerobatics, high flying action and Edge of your seat excitement! We proudly honor our military throughout the event. All day enjoy a variety of airplanes, jets, helicopters, warbirds, skydivers, RC aircraft and more in flight and display. Flights available to the public in a variety of aircraft including rare historic warbirds. Exhibits, Food, Vendors, Kid’s Activities, live music and more! There is something for all ages at the Heart of Texas Airshow. Early online ticket discounts. Don't miss it! Like us on Facebook and visit our website for latest information and activities. Look Up! Fall in love with aviation.

Head of the Brazos Regatta

Baylor Rowing Club presents the Head of the Brazos on September 27 in Waco, Texas. This is a 5,000 meter rowing competition on the Brazos River consisting of over 35 different race events between Junior, Collegiate, and Master rowers. Competitors will include Baylor Crew members as well as outside crews from various universities and organization, such as Austin Rowing Club, Texas A&M, University of Texas, St. Edward's, Colorado, and Nebraska. The course starts just above the Herring Bridge by Cameron Park and travels eastward, passing by the ALICO building and the McLane Stadium, finishing by the Baylor Boathouse (in the Ferrell Center parking lot) where the boats will launch and dock. Spectators are welcome to view the finish line at the Baylor Boathouse in the Ferrell Center parking lot or view the course throughout any point between the Herring Bridge and the La Salle Bridge. Rowers can register to compete through the regatta central listing at the link below: Races start at 8am!

waco wild west 100

Waco Wild West 100 Bicycle Tour "The Sweetest Ride in Texas" Put the date on your calendar! The 2014 Waco Wild West 100, Saturday September 27, 2014 8:00 a.m. The bicycle tour that has made a tradition of great rest stops and super rider support will return for 2014. This is one event you don’t want to miss! There is a tour for everyone and you can enjoy the Waco Cultural Arts Fest before & after the tour. Proceeds from this ride benefit the Be The Match Registry® and various other local organizations. Register EARLY to Guarantee you get a T-Shirt. Late Registration T-Shirts will be first come first serve.

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