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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Baylor Homecoming Parade

THE BAYLOR HOMECOMING PARADE IS COMING NOVEMBER 1ST! THE FIRST AND LARGEST COLLEGE PARADE IN THE NATION WILL BE MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH DOWNTOWN WACO, SO GRAB A BREAKFAST SNACK FROM A LOCAL VENDOR AND PARK YOUR LAWN CHAIRS ALONG AUSTIN AVENUE. THE ANNUAL BAYLOR HOMECOMING PARADE BEGINS AT 7:30 A.M. AT AUSTIN AVE. AND 5TH STREET. SEE THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS AT:

Downtown Baylor Game Day

COME DOWNTOWN BEFORE BAYLOR’S HOMECOMING GAME AGAINST KANSAS ON NOVEMBER 1ST FOR A DESTINATION TAILGATING EXPERIENCE YOU’LL LOVE! FREE PARKING SPACES ARE AVAILABLE, PLUS A FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE, WITH SHUTTLES STOPPING IN EVERY 10 TO 12 MINUTES. CHECK OUT ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS GOING ON DOWNTOWN. STROLL THE FARMER’S MARKET, VISIT LOCAL SHOPS, AND GRAB A BITE TO EAT AT A NEARBY RESTAURANT, OR AT ONE OF THE FOOD TRUCKS. MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE STADIUM ALONG THE SCENIC RIVER-WALK OR WATCH THE GAME AT A SCREENING DOWNTOWN. EITHER WAY, DON'T MISS THE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING AT GAMEDAY DOWNTOWN! FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: https://www.facebook.com/gamedaydowntown.

Waco Downtown Farmers Market

THE WACO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET WILL TAKE PLACE ON NOVEMBER 1ST AT 400 N. UNIVERSITY PARKS DRIVE FROM 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M. THE DOWNTOWN FARMER'S MARKET FEATURES THE BEST LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS AND ARTISAN VENDORS WITHIN 150-MILES OF WACO, PLUS LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT, FREE SAMPLES AND MORE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE WEBSITE AT: http://wacodowntownfarmersmarket.com/

Youth Basketball Registration

REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL NOVEMBER 14TH FOR THE CITY OF WACO YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE, AND GAMES BEGIN ON JANUARY 9TH. THE COST IS $375 FOR TEAM REGISTRATION OR $50 FOR INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION, AGES 5 TO 14. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL 254-750-5875.

National Diabetes Month

THE WACO-MCLENNAN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT REMINDS EVERYONE THAT NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH. INDIVIDUALS CAN TAKE STEPS TO CONTROL THIS DEVASTATING DISEASE WITH FIVE SIMPLE STEPS: 1. STAY ACTIVE 2. CHECK BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS 3. CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL 4. TAKE MEDICATIONS ON SCHEDULE 5. EATH HEALTHY MEALS FREE DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT CLASSES AND COOKING CLASSES ARE OFFERED YEAR-ROUND THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT. FOR CLASS SCHEDULES, DIABETES INFORMATION AND OTHER VALUABLE RESOURCES, CALL 750-5631 OR VISIT ONLINE AT: WACOMCLENNANPHD.ORG. YOU CAN CONTROL DIABETES – DON’T LET DIABETES CONTROL YOU!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

November Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on November 2, 2014 thanks to the support of our sponsor Community Bank and Trust. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Informational Meeting on the City's Comprehensive Plan

Attend an informational meeting on the City's Comprehensive Plan and overview of "The City Plan" interactive online: wacoplan.mindmixer.com. Other meetings will be held: November 6th 6pm Multi-Purpose Center – Quinn Campus

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Deck the Halls Christmas Gift Market

‘TIS THE SEASON TO ENJOY DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES. GET IN THE HOLIDAY MOOD AND CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS AT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF WACO’S DECK THE HALLS GIFT MARKET AT THE WACO CONVENTION CENTER NOVEMBER 6TH THROUGH 9TH. SHOP OVER 80 EXCLUSIVE MERCHANTS OFFERING GIFTS, CLOTHING, DÉCOR, JEWELRY, AND MORE. START THE HOLIDAYS WITH A WEEKEND FILLED WITH SPECIAL EVENTS INCLUDING OUR ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OUT PREVIEW PARTY, COLLEGE DAY AND VIP SHOPPING EVENT. THEN YOUR FAMILY CAN ENJOY BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND THE FAMOUS GINGERBREAD HOUSE EVENT. END YOUR HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITH A MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEA -- SO SPECIAL! FOR A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, VISIT WWW.JLWACO.ORG AND CLICK ON DECK THE HALLS.

Informational Meeting on the City's Comprehensive Plan

Attend an informational meeting on the City's Comprehensive Plan and overview of "The City Plan" interactive online: wacoplan.mindmixer.com.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library invite everyone to attend the 52nd annual book sale Thursday, November 6 through Sunday, November 9 at the Extraco Events Center. One of the largest book sales in the Southwest, the Friends sale features over 110,000 books, CDs, DVDs and more. Paperbacks are priced at $1, hardbacks and tradepaper at $1.50, childrens books from .50 to $1.50, CDs/DVDs starting at $1, and collector’s books individually priced. Don’t miss Collector’s Corner, with rare and special interest items individually priced. Pick up like-new hardbacks for only $4. Thursday admission is at 9 a.m., with wristband sales starting at 8 a.m. Cost is $5 per adult, and free for children 12 and under. Admission will be free for each of the following three days (no sales tax Thursday and Friday). Saturday is Teacher Recognition Day: with a valid school ID, teachers can save 20% (excludes Collector’s Corner) from 2 to 6 p.m. Bargain shoppers will love Green Sunday (noon to 6 p.m.), when admission will be free, and hardback and paperbacks will be only $10 per bag, tax included. With proof of tax exempt status, non-profits can take left over books at no charge (must provide boxes). Midnight Madness, with remaining books offered to the public (all you want for $10) is Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.More information about the book sale is available onlineat www.wacofriendsofthelibrary.org. Proceeds from the sale provide quality materials and programs for all four branches of the Waco-McLennan County Library.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Great Zoo Stampede & Wildlife Wonderland

The Great Zoo Stampede, presented by Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, is coming Saturday, November 8 at Cameron Park. With new, easier 5K and 10K courses that are fun for the whole family, this race is for everyone! Visit www.cameronparkzoo.com and click on Special Events to register or for more information, or call 750-8415. After the races, runners can show their race numbers for FREE admission to the zoo, and 10% of their Zootique Gift Shop purchases. After Stampede, enjoy Cameron Park Zoo’s 8th Annual “Wildlife Wonderland” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn from the different Keeper talks about the zoo’s enrichment program as the animals enjoy their enrichment activities. A schedule of events will be posted on the zoo website at cameronparkzoo.com. Click on “Learn and Play” and Stampede.

Tellabration!

Families can enjoy a great meal and a concert of stories with Allen Ware and THE WARE HOUSE PUPPETS at Tellabration! The celebration of storytelling will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Austin Ave. United Methodist Church, located at 1300 Austin Avenue. Other exciting, animated tellers will include students and adult members of The Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild. Cost is $12 for adults, and $5 for kids under 12. For more information, call Vivian Rutherford at 717-1763 or email: vivian.rutherford@thestorylady.org.

LEGOs Lab at the Library

LEGOS Lab a monthly gathering for ages 6 to12, will be held at the Central Library on Saturday, November 8, at 1:30 p.m. Make new friends and new LEGO creations, which will be displayed at the library for the following month and a picture of your LEGO creation will be posted on our website. Space is limited, so pre-register at www.wacolibrary.org.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Rubber Band Weavers at the Library

Rubber Band Weavers meet at Central Library on Sunday, November 9, at 1:30 p.m. Weavers work on projects, “show and tell,” share tips, get new ideas and help, and meet some other Rubber Band enthusiasts! Register at www.wacolibrary.org to receive a reminder.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Creation Station

Creation Station brings a room-full of activities for children to experience each month at the Central Library. On Monday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. enjoy a variety of autumn crafts, stories, board and domino games such as Spy, plus other “build and create” activities, including LEGOs. Register on-line at www.wacolibrary.org to receive a reminder.

Trunk or Treat

Free and open to the community! Come enjoy a safe place to have fun this fall to bring your children for trick-or-treating!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Storytime at the Libraries

Storytime for ages 3 to 6, is held weekly at each library at 10:30 a.m. and explores a different theme of interest to this age group. Visit wacolibrary.org for a printable schedule.

Military Appreciation

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is hosting Military Appreciation Day on Veterans Day – Tuesday, November 11th. Active duty personnel, retirees and Veterans will receive FREE admission to the Museum while their family will receive discounted admissions. Please show a valid id or documentation of service – medals, service records and photographs are accepted.

Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Waco

ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH, CENTRAL TEXANS WILL COME TOGETHER TO SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION FOR OUR NATION’S VETERANS AT THE 91ST ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PARADE IN DOWNTOWN WACO, AT 11 A.M. THIS YEAR’S PARADE WILL FEATURE A WIDE VARIETY OF FLOATS, SCHOOL BANDS, CHEER SQUADS, DRILL TEAMS AND OF COURSE, OUR VETERANS. ALL THE ACTION WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON THE WACO CITY CABLE CHANNEL [TIME WARNER CHANNEL 10 OR GRANDE CHANNEL 10] IN HIGH DEFINITION, FROM 5 DIFFERENT CAMERAS. THE STATION WILL OFFER LIVE COMMENTARY FROM THE CORNER OF 5TH STREET AND AUSTIN AVE. THE SAME LIVE COVERAGE CAN BE SEEN ON THE WCCC-TV WEB CHANNEL AND MOBILE APP AT WWW.WCCC.TV, VIEWABLE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD OVER THE INTERNET OR MOBILE DEVICE. JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT TO DEFEND THE FREEDOM WE ALL ENJOY.

Ranger Hall of Fame to Honor Military

THE TEXAS RANGER HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM IS HOSTING MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY ON VETERANS DAY – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH. ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL, RETIREES & VETERANS WILL RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM WHILE THEIR FAMILY WILL RECEIVE DISCOUNTED ADMISSIONS. PLEASE SHOW A VALID ID OR DOCUMENTATION OF SERVICE – MEDALS, SERVICE RECORDS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS ARE ACCEPTED. THE MUSEUM IS OPEN 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. DAILY WITH THE LAST GUEST ADMITTED AT 4:30 P.M. THE MUSEUM IS ACCESSIBLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY PARKS DRIVE ENTRANCE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.TEXASRANGER.ORG OR CALL 750-8631.

Nov 11th Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

Waco Knitters & Crochet Meetup. All skill levels. All ages. Free. No commitment. All welcome.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Fire Station #7 Open House

The Waco Fire Department and the City of Waco cordially invite media friends and citizens to attend an Open House Ceremony for the new Fire Station #7 (located at 1325 N. 5th St. in Waco) on Wednesday, November 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. After serving Waco for over 50 years, the old Station #7 at 15th St. and Herring Ave. has been replaced due to cramped and outdated conditions. To make way for new, modern fire trucks and safety equipment, and to maximize City resources, the station has been relocated closer to downtown to serve that area, plus its current neighborhoods. The new fire station, approved by City Council last year, features two large drive-through bays, and was built very similar to the updated stations #12 and #14. Construction, which began last October, took just under a year to complete, and was paid for with Capital Improvement Funds (CIP).

Toddler Time at the Library

Toddler Time offers ages 12 to 36 months plenty of stories, songs, crafts, and movement opportunities that enhance pre-reading skills and language development. A 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. session are held weekly at Central Library.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Crafty Kids Class at the Library

Crafty Kids Class Make a “Crayon Batik” on Saturday, November 15, at 1:30 p.m. at Central Library. Ages 6 to 12 will use melted crayons to draw a design on a bandanna. A sample is on display at the Central Library. Space is limited, so please register early at: www.wacolibrary.org.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Block Party at the Library

Block Party is a monthly gathering for toddlers and Pre-K ages at the Central Library. The next session is on Sunday, November 16, at 1:30 p.m. This come-and-go activity provides a variety of blocks and manipulatives for this special age group to build, play, and create. Register at www.wacolibrary.org.

Monday, November 17, 2014

THE WACO-MCLENNAN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT REMINDS EVERYONE THAT NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH. INDIVIDUALS CAN TAKE STEPS TO CONTROL THIS DEVASTATING DISEASE WITH FIVE SIMPLE STEPS: 1. STAY ACTIVE 2. CHECK BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS 3. CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL 4. TAKE MEDICATIONS ON SCHEDULE 5. EATH HEALTHY MEALS FREE DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT CLASSES AND COOKING CLASSES ARE OFFERED YEAR-ROUND THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT. FOR CLASS SCHEDULES, DIABETES INFORMATION AND OTHER VALUABLE RESOURCES, CALL 750-5631 OR VISIT ONLINE AT: WACOMCLENNANPHD.ORG. YOU CAN CONTROL DIABETES – DON’T LET DIABETES CONTROL YOU!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nov 20th Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

Waco Knitters & Crocheters meetup. All welcome. Free. No commitment. Social event. All skill levels. All ages.

Friday, November 21, 2014

CenTex/Midway Pee Wee Football & Cheerleading 2015 Registation

CenTex/Midway Pee Wee Football & Cheer Program is now opened up, registration for the 2015 season to include our new 10 and Under Flag Football Division. All divisions are co-ed You can register from the comfort of you home by visiting www.centexpeewee.org make a one time payment or use 1 of our 3 payment plans. What a Great Gift for your child to open up on Christmas morning Tackle Cost $165 Ages 7-12 NEW DIVISIONS Flag Cost $80.00 Ages 4-6 Ages 7-8 Ages 9-10 Cheerleading Cost $130.00 Ages 4-12 From the CenTex/Midway Pee Wee & Cheer family to your Happy Holidays

The Peddler Show

The Peddler Show is a Texas shopping tradition that gives its guests the opportunity to browse and buy unique and handmade items. You won’t want to miss the more than 75 vendors, who travel in from across the state, to showcase the latest trends in home décor, clothing, jewelry, and more. Peddler Show hours are: Friday, November 21: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday, November 22: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, November 23: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission prices: $6.00 for adults $5.00 for seniors (65+) $5.00 for kids ages 5-11 Free for kids 5 and under One admission is good for all three days. Visit www.peddlershow.com for discount coupons for the 2014/2015 show tour, and much more! Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thepeddlershow

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Waco Downtown Farmers Market

WACO DOWNTOWN FARMER'S MARKET AT 400 N. UNIVERSITY PARKS DR. IS COMING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND FROM 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M. THE MARKET FEATURES THE BEST LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS AND ARTISAN VENDORS WITHIN 150-MILES OF WACO. ENJOY GREAT FOOD, CRAFTS, LIVE MUSIC AND MORE IN GORGEOUS DOWNTOWN WACO. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT ONLINE AT: WACODOWNTOWNFARMERSMARKET.COM.

Baylor Gameday Downtown

ON NOVEMBER 22ND, BAYLOR WILL PLAY OKLAHOMA. AFTER THE FARMERS MARKET, STAY DOWNTOWN AND ENJOY SHOPS, RESTAURANTS AND EXCITING GAME DAY ACTIVITIES! COME DOWNTOWN FOR A DESTINATION TAILGATING EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER IN TEXAS. THE CITY OF WACO PROVIDES FREE PARKING SPACES AND WACO TRANSIT HAS FREE SHUTTLES RUNNING EVERY 12 MINUTES TO AND FROM THE GAME. CHECK OUT ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS GOING ON DOWNTOWN. GRAB A BITE TO EAT AT A NEARBY RESTAURANT OR AT ONE OF THE FOOD TRUCKS. MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE STADIUM ALONG THE SCENIC RIVER-WALK OR WATCH THE GAME AT A SCREENING DOWNTOWN. EITHER WAY, DON'T MISS THE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING AT GAMEDAY DOWNTOWN! VISIT “GAMEDAYDOWNTOWN” ON FACEBOOK TO LEARN MORE.

The Peddler Show

The Peddler Show is a Texas shopping tradition that gives its guests the opportunity to browse and buy unique and handmade items. You won’t want to miss the more than 75 vendors, who travel in from across the state, to showcase the latest trends in home décor, clothing, jewelry, and more. Peddler Show hours are: Friday, November 21: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday, November 22: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, November 23: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission prices: $6.00 for adults $5.00 for seniors (65+) $5.00 for kids ages 5-11 Free for kids 5 and under One admission is good for all three days. Visit www.peddlershow.com for discount coupons for the 2014/2015 show tour, and much more! Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thepeddlershow

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Opening Game Day

Opening day is just around the corner! With our new and exciting name change from the Austin Toros to the Austin Spurs, we are ready to kick off the 2014-2015 season! Come support our Austin Spurs for opening tip off on Sunday, November 23rd at 3:00pm at the Cedar Park Center. If you can't attend the first home game, don't worry, because we have three more home games in a row. Friday December 5th, Saturday December 6th, and Tuesday December 9th. For our full schedule, visit our website at www.austinspurs.com. Come support our Austin Spurs!

Keep the Dream Alive Food Drive

Students and staff at McLennan Community College are hosting the "Keep the Dream Alive Food Drive," a benefit for The Salvation Army, on Nov. 23rd at Aces Bar & Grill. The purpose of the event is to help raise charitable contributions, donations of food, and turkeys. For questions, email: richielee361@gmail.com.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony

A ceremony recognizing anti-transgender violence will include a calling of names of transfolk who have been murdered over the past year. It will also feature keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Stephen Sprinkle, professor at Brite Divinity School. Call 254-292-2040 for more information.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Camps at the Community Centers

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING FOR THE CITY OF WACO PARKS AND RECREATION HOLIDAY CAMPS. SOUTH WACO, BLEDSOE-MILLER AND DEWEY COMMUNITY CENTERS ARE OFFERING HOLIDAY CAMPS FOR KIDS AGES 5 TO 13 FROM 7:30 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. DURING THE HOLIDAY BREAKS. CHILDREN WILL TAKE PART IN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, FIELD TRIPS, ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE. THANKSGIVING CAMP IS OFFERED NOVEMBER 24TH TO NOVEMBER 26TH AND REGISTRATION IS $40 PER CHILD. WINTER CAMP IS OFFERED DECEMBER 22ND TO JANUARY 5TH AND REGISTRATION IS $70 PER CHILD. THE CAMPS WILL PROVIDE SNACKS, BUT CAMPERS MUST BRING A SACK LUNCH. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, CONTACT THE COMMUNITY CENTERS AT THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS: SOUTH WACO 750-8650, DEWEY 750-8677 AND BLEDSOE-MILLER 750-8684.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

First Responder Half Marathon

Join us November 30, 2014 in the Heart of Texas to Celebrate, Honor, and Remember First Responders from all across our country. A flat course of 13.1 miles, starting and ending in downtown Waco, will include running through fire stations and historic central Texas with Police, Fire, and EMS units surrounding us, supporting us, and reminding us of why we run.

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