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Friday, August 01, 2014

First Friday Hosted by Waco Weddings and Events

Music, Food, and Games! $15.00 per person, all inclusive. Dinner, drinks, live DJ, spades and domino tournaments, Minute to Win It games, hula hoop contest, dance off, and prizes. Space is limited so get your tickets early at Waco Weddings and Events: 713 Elm Street (Waco). (254) 304-1295.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

WWII Warbirds Tours & Flights

See the iconic WWII B-17 Flying Fortress as well as a C-47 and other aircraft. Touch a part of history with on-board tours or take the ultimate Living History Flight Experience. Friday, Aug 1: Tours beginning at 2:00 PM Saturday, Aug 2: Tours beginning at 10:00 AM; Flights begin at 1:00 PM: Sunday, Aug 3: Tours beginning at 10:00 AM; Flights begin at 1:00 PM TOUR ADMISSION $10 FOR ADULTS $5 FOR CHILDREN $20 FOR A FAMILY OF 5 For flight reservations or more information 855-FLY-A-B17 (1-855-359-2217) Email info@B17TexasRaiders.org; Join us on Facebook.com/B17Texas Raiders: www.B17TexasRaiders.org

Sunday, August 03, 2014

August Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on August 3, 2014 thanks to the support of our sponsor Kohl’s. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

National Night Out

An annual event that encourages all citizens to come out, meet their neighbors, and to stand up against crime. Register your party location on the City of Waco website by no later than August 4, 2014. Any questions please contact Dan Ferguson at (254)750-1764 or by email danielf@ci.waco.tx.us.

31st Annual National Night Out

An event that encourages all citizens to come out, meet their neighbors, and to stand up against crime. Register your party on the City of Waco website no later than August 1, 2014. For questions please contact Dan Ferguson at (254)750-1764 or by email danielf@ci.waco.tx.us.

Dino Days: Dino Detectives

Learn more about dinosaurs and become a dino detective! Join us for hands-on educational dinosaur activities with Barbara Cargill, creator of “Wonder of the Woodlands” science camps. $5 per person pricing will be offered on Dino Days and will include admission to the museum, Be the Dinosaur and all special activities and events. Mayborn Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

One Book, One Waco Movie Screening, The Book Thief

WACO’S LARGEST BOOK CLUB, ONE BOOK, ONE WACO, CULMINATES ITS SUMMER READING SELECTION OF THE BOOK THIEF WITH A SCREENING OF THE MOVIE AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1717 AUSTIN AVE., ON AUGUST 7TH AT 6:30 PM. SNACKS AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED. PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPACE BY AUGUST 1ST BY VISITING HTTP://WACO-CHAMBER.COM AND CLICKING ON “LATEST EVENTS.”

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Waco ISD Back to School Family Fest

This free event is open to all families of Waco ISD students. Back to School Family Fest will be on Saturday, August 9 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The event will be held in two locations: Waco High and University High. Families should attend the event at their sector high school. Free school supplies will be passed out while they last. Free food and entertainment will also be offered for attendees, as well as free health screenings. Many local organizations and businesses will be attending the event at both locations. They will offer games, freebies, and information about their products and services. Families can also visit with campus faculty and staff.

CTGS Genealogy Beginners Class

The Waco-McLennan County Library together with the Central Texas Genealogical Society will sponsor a Beginner's Genealogy Class on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10:30 am- 1:00 pm in the Meeting Room of the West Waco Library & Genealogy Center, 5301 Bosque Blvd, Suite 275. The class is free and will cover topics such as how to use genealogy forms, an introduction to basic records such as Census and Immigration records, Internet sources, and a tour and orientation of the Genealogy Center's collection. The instructors for the class will be Norma Cannata of the Central Texas Genealogical Society and Bill Buckner, Manager of the Genealogy Center. For more information, call Bill Buckner at 254-750-5945.

Waco Transit Free Fare Day

ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 9TH DURING TAX FREE WEEKEND, ALL BUS ROUTES IN WACO WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE FOR WACO TRANSIT’S FREE FARE DAY, SPONSORED BY WALMART. TAKE A FREE RIDE ON THE BUSES TO SAVE MONEY AND HELP OUT THE ENVIRONMENT, AND AVOID ALL THE HASSLES OF FINDING A PARKING SPACE AT CROWDED SHOPPING CENTERS. TO SEE BUS ROUTES AND SCHEDULES, VISIT WACO TRANSIT ONLINE AT WWW.RIDEWACO.COM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 750-1900.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WORLD ELEPHANT DAY AT THE ZOO TUESDAY, AUGUST 12TH IS WORLD ELEPHANT DAY. ELEPHANTS ARE THE LARGEST LAND MAMMALS, AND CAMERON PARK ZOO HAS TWO OF THEM! EVERYONE IS INVITED TO COME TO THE ZOO ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 12TH FROM 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M. TO LEARN ABOUT WACO’S RESIDENT PACHYDERMS AND SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES THEY ENJOY, LIKE PAINTING AND MUSIC.

World Elephant Day at Cameron Park Zoo

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12TH IS WORLD ELEPHANT DAY. ELEPHANTS ARE THE LARGEST LAND MAMMALS, AND CAMERON PARK ZOO HAS TWO OF THEM! EVERYONE IS INVITED TO COME TO THE ZOO ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 12TH FROM 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M. TO LEARN ABOUT WACO’S RESIDENT PACHYDERMS AND SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES THEY ENJOY, LIKE PAINTING AND MUSIC.

Dino Days: Dinosaur George

Step into the prehistoric past with a high energy presentation offered by “Dinosaur George.” $5 per person pricing will be offered on Dino Days and will include admission to the museum, Be the Dinosaur and all special activities and events. Mayborn Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Friday, August 15, 2014

XTERRA Cameron Park Off Road Triathlon

Cameron Park is the ultimate destination when it comes to outdoor adventure in the Heart of Texas. The course will take your breath away as you go up and down climb after climb, in and out of cedar breaks and into dark bamboo forests. "There is nothing else like this anywhere in the country," according to Bike Magazine. The trails can be screaming fast as you swoop down the berms on Vortex or they can have you gasping for air as you slowly climb Highlander and Erect. Rocks, roots, limestone ledges, tight twisty turns, short power climbs, narrow bridges, fast descents, this course has got it all! XTERRA Cameron Park is the fourth of five races in the Texas Series. See website for schedule.

Luau and Friday Night Slides at Hawaiian Falls

ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH, HAWAIIAN FALLS WACO WILL HOST A LUAU AND FRIDAY NIGHT SLIDES. BRING THE FAMILY FOR FOOD AND HAWAIIAN-THEMED FUN FROM 6 TO 8 P.M., AND STAY FOR FRIDAY NIGHT SLIDES FROM 8 TO 10 P.M. TO ENJOY SELECT FAVORITE ATTRACTIONS AFTER DARK. KONA KOOLER, LAZY RIVER, AND BREAKER BAY WAVE POOL WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGHOUT TWILIGHT ALLOWING GUESTS TO SPLASH AROUND UNTIL SUNDOWN, WHEN SLIDES WILL BE FEATURED WITH ADDITIONAL LIGHTING.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dog Days of Summer Free Day

The Dr Pepper Museum is pleased to announce the 5th annual Dog Days of Summer, a FREE DAY, at the Dr Pepper Museum on August 16, 2014. There will be a host of games, activities, and friendly competition between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Museum admission will be free throughout the day. Come for carnival-style games in the courtyard and in the Museum, and enjoy a day that is sure to be fun for the whole family. Prizes, music, and fun! Sweet treats and soft drinks will be served. Before summer comes to an end, celebrate the Dog Days of Summer! Mark your calendar today! The Dr Pepper Museum is located at 300 S. 5th Street in downtown Waco. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Sunday from Noon until 5:00 PM, last ticket sold at 4:15. For more information contact the Museum at 254.757.1024 or visit us on the web at www.drpeppermuseum.com.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

WACO CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

WACO CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY LEARN HOW THE PROS FIGHT CRIME! REGISTRATION IS UNDERWAY FOR THE NEXT WACO CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY, WHICH STARTS AUGUST 21ST AT THE WACO POLICE HEADQUARTERS, LOCATED AT 3115 PINE AVE. THE CLASSES ARE HELD EVERY THURSDAY FOR 2 ½ HOURS FOR 12 WEEKS. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.WACOPOLICE.COM,AND THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS AUGUST 18TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL DAN FERGUSON AT WACO P.D. 750-1764.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Stoney Brook's 3rd Anniversary Casino Royale Party

3rd Anniversary Casino Royale Party August 23, 2014 2:00-4:00pm Stoney Brook of Hewitt Join us for Casino Games, Hors d’Oeuvres, Cocktails, and Live Music by The Morticians!

Margarita Salsa Festival

WACO’S 19TH ANNUAL MARGARITA & SALSA FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, AUGUST 23RD AT THE EXTRACO EVENTS CENTER STARTING AT 6 P.M. THE CELEBRATION FEATURES A HUGE VARIETY OF FOOD, DRINKS AND GREAT COUNTRY MUSIC. TICKETS ARE $31 IN ADVANCE AND $36 DAY OF SHOW.

Waco Downtown Farmers Market

Waco Downtown Farmers Market---featuring the best local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150-miles of Waco. 9 am - 1 pm.

The Outsider: A View From the Outside

Join us for the opening reception August 23rd from 5 to 80pm. The opening will include wine, food and a gallery talk by Flip. The event will take place at The Art Center of Waco, the exhibition begins August 23rd and will run through October 8th. Gallery Hours are 10am-5pm Tues. through Sat., and 1pm to 5pm Sun.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dave Campbell Night

Dave Campbell to give his insights on this year's football season and the opening of the new McLane Stadium. 15.00 per person, dinner provided by Tom's BBQ. Reservations taken until August 24. Call 754-4685

FSIS (USDA) Outreach Event in Waco, TX

• This is FREE and open to the community. • Recruiting to fill FOOD INSPECTOR (full-time temporary not to exceed 1 year and intermittent) positions primarily in Waco, TX with additional locations in Texas. Starting hourly salary is $15.15. • Qualifications for FOOD INSPECTOR: • At least 1 year of specialized experience gained after your 16th birthday related to the food industry (for example: experience in a meat or poultry slaughter, processing or other food manufacturing plant, meat cutter/butcher, quality control/lab, chef/cook, veterinary technician) – A GED or HS Diploma is not required or • B.S. degree or full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university that includes at least 12 semester or 18 quarter hours in biology, mathematics, physical or agriculture sciences • Bring your resume (PAPER COPY or ON A FLASHDRIVE) • We will have computers and representatives available to assist with the entire online application process! • U.S. Citizenship Required.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Baylor Traditions Rally

he Traditions Rally is a free, community-wide celebration that offers an opportunity to celebrate the upcoming Baylor football season and get a look at the new stadium before the first game. The Thursday Traditions Rally will include a Baylor football pep rally with the Golden Wave Marching Band, spirit squads and members of the 2014 football team, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips in concert, and a fireworks show over the river to close out the celebration. The stadium will open at 5:30 p.m. The pep rally will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by Phillips taking the stage around 8:15 p.m. Free will be available at McLane Stadium, the Ferrell Center and the Dutton Avenue Parking Facility on the Baylor campus.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum presents Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring from August 29th to January 11th. The exhibit features over 20 works of art by the 2007 State of Texas Artist. Mr. Herring is a master at capturing the American West. These works are available for purchase and 40% of the sale price will be donated to the Texas Ranger Museum’s Bicentennial Fund to renovate and expand the museum in preparation for the Texas Ranger Bicentennial in 2023. A full list of artworks and prices will be available at www.texasranger.org. You are invited! Artist Lee Herring and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum Board invite you to join us for an opening reception on Friday, August 29th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (254) 750-8631.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Central Texas Showdown

Hello: For the last 5 years we have been promoting the Central Texas Showdown in Waco Texas. This year we are pleased to announce featured events: •Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Physique and Fitness Championships •Cross fit •Strongman •Grappling •Powerlifting Seminar with the Pro's (Events subject to change) LOOK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE: WWW.BANDLEVENTS.COM OR WWW.CENTRALTEXASSHOWDOWN.COM

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