CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Waco Downtown Farmers Market

WACO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET COME DOWNTOWN & ENJOY GREAT SHOPPING, TASTE TREATS, LIVE MUSIC & MUCH MORE. THE MARKET FEATURES THE BEST LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS & ARTISAN VENDORS WITHIN 150-MILES OF WACO. THE NEXT SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET IS AUGUST 8TH FROM 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M. DON’T WANT TO WAIT FOR A SATURDAY TO GET FRESH GOODIES FROM THE WACO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET? NOW YOU DON’T HAVE TO! THE MARKET HAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE TUESDAY AFTERNOONS IN ADDITION TO EVERY SATURDAY. THE NEXT TUESDAY MARKET IS AUGUST 4TH FROM 3 TO 7 P.M. AT 400 N. UNIVERSITY PARKS DR. FOR DETAILS, VISIT: WACODOWNTOWNFARMERSMARKET.COM.

August Events at Cameron Park Zoo

MARK YOU CALENDAR FOR THESE AUGUST ZOO EVENTS: CAMERON PARK ZOO WILL BE HOSTING A VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES THIS MONTH. COME ON BY FOR ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: INTERNATIONAL OWL AWARENESS DAY IS MONDAY, AUGUST 4TH, AND WILL FEATURE KEEPER TALKS AT 11 A.M. AND 2 P.M. WORLD LION DAY IS MONDAY, AUGUST 10TH, WITH KEEPER TALKS AT 11 A.M. AND 2 P.M. WORLD ELEPHANT DAY IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12TH, AND WILL FEATURE KEEPER TALKS AND ACTIVITIES FROM 10 A.M. TO NOON. WORLD LIZARD DAY IS COMING THURSDAY, AUGUST 14TH, WITH KEEPER TALKS AT 10:30 A.M. AND 1:30 P.M. VISIT CAMERONPARKZOO.COM TO LEARN MORE.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

2015 Little League Baseball Southwest Regional Tournament

The winner will represent the Southwest Region at the famous Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. All games televised via Longhorn Network and ESPN Free of admission. 254-756-1816 See flyer for schedule.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Humane Society of Central Texas Annual Bag Lady Luncheon

Humane Society of Central Texas will have its annual Bag Lady Luncheon. Donations of new and gently-used handbags are needed for the auction. Cost: $50 or $400 for a table for eight people. Time: 11 AM – 1 PM. Location: Brazos Room at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. Tickets can be purchased online at http://humanesocietycentraltexas.org/. For more information, call Lorrie Dicorte at 717.4872 or Don Bland at 754.1454, ext. 200.

First Friday in Downtown Waco

ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH, ENJOY SIPS, BITES AND SPECIALS ALL DAY IN DOWNTOWN WACO. ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 7TH, STROLL ALONG SCENIC STREETS NEAR THE RIVER, SAMPLE FOODS AND DRINKS AND SHOP LATE, SINCE BUSINESSES WILL BE OPEN AFTER REGULAR HOURS. VISIT THE “FIRSTFRIDAYWACO” PAGE ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO SEE CURRENT SPONSORS AND PARTICIPANTS.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Waco Downtown Farmers Market

WACO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET COME DOWNTOWN & ENJOY GREAT SHOPPING, TASTE TREATS, LIVE MUSIC & MUCH MORE. THE MARKET FEATURES THE BEST LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS & ARTISAN VENDORS WITHIN 150-MILES OF WACO. THE NEXT SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET IS AUGUST 8TH FROM 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M. DON’T WANT TO WAIT FOR A SATURDAY TO GET FRESH GOODIES FROM THE WACO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET? NOW YOU DON’T HAVE TO! THE MARKET HAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE TUESDAY AFTERNOONS IN ADDITION TO EVERY SATURDAY. THE NEXT TUESDAY MARKET IS AUGUST 4TH FROM 3 TO 7 P.M. AT 400 N. UNIVERSITY PARKS DR. FOR DETAILS, VISIT: WACODOWNTOWNFARMERSMARKET.COM.

“EVERY HERO HAS A STORY” READING CLUB deadline is August 8th

“EVERY HERO HAS A STORY” READING CLUB MEMBERS HAVE UNTIL AUGUST 8TH TO COMPLETE THEIR 15 HOURS AND RETURN THEIR READING LOG TO THE LIBRARY TO RECEIVE THEIR PRIZES. (PRIZES AWARDED July 15 – August 8.) PARTICIPANTS CAN EARN “SUPER HERO” TREATS, COUPONS FROM LOCAL MERCHANTS, AND A BOOK OR T-SHIRT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.WACOLIBRARY.ORG OR CALL THE CHILDRENS SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT 750-5942.

BRAWL ON THE BRAZOS BOXING EVENT

BRAWL ON THE BRAZOS BOXING EVENT AT CONVENTION CENTER BRAWL ON THE BRAZOS, AN EXCITING BOXING CHALLENGE EVENT, IS COMING TO THE WACO CONVENTION CENTER (100 WASHINGTON AVE.) ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH. THE WACO BOXING CLUB PRESENTS BRAWL ON THE BRAZOS- BOXING MATCHES. TICKETS ARE $25 FOR GENERAL ADMISSION AND $100 FOR VIP TICKETS. THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF SIX FIGHTS. DOORS OPEN AT 6 P.M. AND THE FIRST FIGHT WILL BE AT 7:30 P.M. VISIT WWW.CKODFW.COM FOR CONTESTANT INFORMATION AND TICKET INFORMATION.

Brawl on the Brazos

Waco Boxing Club presents Brawl on the Brazos- boxing matches. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $100 for VIP tickets. Six fights, doors open at 6 and the first fight will be at 7:30 pm.

4TH ANNUAL BACK-2-SCHOOL GIVEAWAY

4TH ANNUAL BACK-2-SCHOOL GIVEAWAY STUDENTS OF ALL AGES AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO COME TO THE BLEDSOE-MILLER COMMUNITY CENTER (300 MLK, JR. BLVD.) ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH STARTING AT NOON FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL BACK-2-SCHOOL GIVEAWAY EVENT. COME SHOW SUPPORT FOR JESSE’S MISSION TO ENCOURAGE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL YOUTH BY EXPOSING THEM TO RESOURCES FOR A HIGHER EDUCATION. THE EVENT WILL FEATURE GIVEAWAYS OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES, DRINKS, CHIPS, HOT DOGS, HAIRCUTS, AND MORE. THE COST IS FREE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT JESSE FOUNDATION.ORG, OR CALL 750-8684.

Waco Transit Free Fare Day

FREE FARE DAY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH, WACO TRANSIT SYSTEM WILL HOST ITS 7TH ANNUAL FREE FARE DAY TO HELP SHOPPERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TAX-FREE WEEKEND. ALL BUS ROUTES WILL BE FREE THIS DAY! WACO TRANSIT HAS BUSES THAT SERVICE RICHLAND MALL AND CENTRAL TEXAS MARKETPLACE, ALONG WITH MANY OTHER SHOPPING LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. RIDE FOR FREE ON FREE FARE DAY FOR TAX-FREE WEEKEND, AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT GAS PRICES! CALL WACO TRANSIT FOR DETAILS AT 750-1917.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug 11th Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

Join us for knitting, crocheting, socializing. Free. All welcome. Bring a friend.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Museums Marketplace 2015

The Museums Marketplace is an annual trade show designed to highlight how member organizations serve educators, students and the general public. Attendance is free and open to the public. There will be door prizes. 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Xterra Cameron Park Off Road Triathlon

Cameron Park is the ultimate destination when it comes to outdoor adventure in the Heart of Texas. The XTERRA Cameron Park distances will be a 1.5K swim/24K Mountain Bike/10K Trail Run. The sport race is perfect for beginning XTERRA athletes and will not be eligible for XTERRA points and will have a post race raffle. Distances will include a 750M swim/12K mountain Bike/5K trail run. See web site for registration information. Races will start at 8 am

World Breastfeeding Day Celebration

August is World Breastfeeding Month. WIC (Women, Infant and Children) knows that breastfeeding gives our infants the best possible start in life! WIC is encouraging mothers to breastfeed and promote community support of breastfeeding. WIC invites you and your family to our celebration; there will be breastfeeding education, games and prizes throughout the celebration. If you need further information please contact Corina at (254) 750-8603. Free Admission!

Funky Junk Roundup

FUNKY JUNK ROUNDUP is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of handcrafted art & crafts, vintage finds & inspiration, one of a kind items, antique décor, hand painted furniture, rusty-chippy-shabby-reloved & refunked JUNK, bling & glam boutiques, sparkly jewels and FABuLOUS JUNKTIQUES for your creative soul! Put some JUNK in your trunk™ Y’all!

Texas Hunter Education

This course includes all the information the law requires hunters age 17 and older to know. The certified instructor will cover hunting rules and regulations, ethics and responsibilities, and safe firearm handling and storage techniques. When you successfully complete the course (attend the full session in its entirety), you will receive a lifetime certification card. Registration cost is $20; to register please visit MCCandYou.com or call 299-8888.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

EC Murray Presents A Long Way from Paris

Author E.C. Murray will regale her audience with stories from A Long Way from Paris, a Kirkus Best Books of 2014, on Sunday, August 16, from 2:00 P.M. at Barnes and Noble, Waco. A Long Way from Paris is the compelling story of a young city woman’s transformation in the mountains of southern France in 1980. Publisher’s Weekly states, “Rich with history, Murray’s literary and philosophical reflections give the memoir substance, and the journey of achieving peace with oneself.” Cited as “New and Noteworthy” in the Seattle Times, the Yakima Herald states Author E.C. Murray will regale her audience with stories from A Long Way from Paris, a Kirkus Best Books of 2014, on Sunday, August 16, from 2:00 P.M. at Barnes and Noble, Waco. A Long Way from Paris is the compelling story of a young city woman’s transformation in the mountains of southern France in 1980. Publisher’s Weekly states, “Rich with history, Murray’s literary and philosophical reflections give the memoir substance, and the journey of achieving peace with oneself.” Cited as “New and Noteworthy” in the Seattle Times, the Yakima Herald states “Murray writes with humor and courage…as adventurous as “Eat, Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert with a little of Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” thrown in. A Long Way from Paris is both witty and tragic, touching on spirituality, relationships, and self-sufficiency. Elizabeth survives with no water, heat, and barely any electricity, yearning for the boy she left behind. When she befriends a shy Australian goatherd, she reflects on her life as an obese New England preppie, and later, as a Eugen hippie. In the course of a bitter winter, Elizabeth becomes a strong, hard-working farm woman, who leads the devastated family when tragedy strikes. EC Murray’s will show poster photos not included in the book at her signingA Long Way from Paris is both witty and tragic, touching on spirituality, relationships, and self-sufficiency. Elizabeth survives with no water, heat, and barely any elec

Monday, August 17, 2015

Stained Glass Majesty I

Welcome to the world of stained glass work! Learn how to choose designs and color schemes; to cut, solder and finish; and to display works of art using copper foiling techniques. Our experienced, professional and talented instructor, Susan Yow, teaches beginners how to create stained glass panels using the Tiffany foil method of construction. You'll make two beautiful, dramatic stained glass pieces - a window hanging and a free form sun-catcher. At the first class, you will receive a supply list and have the option of purchasing a starter kit from the instructor for around $180. This course is a prerequisite for Stained Glass Majesty II. For more information or to register, visit MCCandYou.com or call 299-8888.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mosaic Madness

Discover the timeless art of mosaics in this fun and fully interactive course. You’ll learn basic techniques and explore the wide variety of mosaic materials, including ceramic tile, stained glass, china and found objects. You’ll complete several mosaic projects for your home or for gift-giving during this six-week class. Students should plan to transport their projects home between class meetings. At the first class, you will receive a supply list and have the option to purchase a starter kit from the instructor for about $100. In a surprisingly short time, you could be decorating your house and garden with your own beautiful mosaics! For more information or to register, visit www.mccandyou.com or call 299-8888

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

27th Annual Kick-Off Sports Luncheon

The 27th Annual Kick-Off Sports Luncheon is the precursor to Baylor and high school pigskin season in Waco. Baylor coach Art Briles will preview the Bears' season. A high school football preview also will be featured. 11-1 pm. See web site for ticket information.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Greater New LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR

A Back to school Health fair geared towards healthy living for our families in the community. Free informaion and come services will be provided to to our families in the area. For more information on volunteering or to participate please contact Louise Henderson 214-514-0078 or mslouise1980@gmail.com

19th Waco Annual Charity Open presented by Allen Samuels Fiat & Alfa Romeo

PDGA Sanctioned A-Tier Disc Golf Tournament benefiting the Baylor Autism Clinic. 7-5 pm. Call 254-644-8777 for more information.

4th Annual Community Collaborative Back to School Bash

Over 20 social service agencies in Waco, along with the fire department and the police department will be hosting an afternoon of free educational information, free food, fun family activities, vision screening, free, haircuts, ministry, and free entertainment. The first 150 children will be given free shoes, backpacks, shirts, school supplies, or school uniform. 9-2 pm. Admission is free. Call 254-548 -9982 or 505-402-0199.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SPEED DATING

Come Speed Date!!! $20.00 per dater due at check in. Ages 21 -40. All sexual preferences welcome - dating will be limited to 20 seats per section (guys dating guys, girls dating girls, guys dating girls). Great drink special of $2.75 wells and domestics! Please RSVP to save your spot and let us know your orientation preference by emailing us at cameronparkaazk@gmail.com - feel free to contact us with any questions!

August 27th Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

Join us for knitting, crocheting, socializing. Free. All welcome. Bring a friend.