CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Summer Send Off Fest

Uproar Records presents Summer Send Off Fest! Come out to hear Trannie Stevens, Before 94, T. Ryan, and Luke Hicks. $5 at the door.

Summer Send Off Fest

Uproar is hosting Summer Send Off Fest featuring Trannie Stevens, Before 94, Luke Hicks and T-Ryan. Only $5!

Friday, May 01, 2015

Spades Tournament

Waco Weddings and Events will be hosting a Spades Tournament on Friday, May 01, 2015, at 6:00 PM. Event is open to players only and the cost is $20.00 per team. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners! For more information, give us a call at (254) 304-1295

Brazos Nights Cinco de Mayo Festival

ON FRIDAY, MAY 1ST, BRAZOS NIGHTS WILL HOST ITS ANNUAL CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY LA LEY 104.1 AND METRO PCS. EACH YEAR, THE LOCAL RADIO STATION SELECTS A MIX OF AUTHENTIC MEXICAN REGIONAL AND TEJANO BANDS. THIS YEAR, BRAZOS NIGHTS WILL FEATURE “LOS HIJOS DE SAN JUAN” AND “CONJUNTO INVICTO.” TO ADD TO THE FIESTA, WE'LL FEATURE SOME OF WACO'S BEST TACO TRUCKS AND SERVE UP CINCO DE MAYO-INSPIRED BEVERAGES. COME ENJOY GOOD TIMES AND GREAT MUSIC IN INDIAN SPRING PARK STARTING AT 7 P.M. BRAZOS NIGHTS WILL CONTINUE JUNE 12TH WITH CODY CANADA AND LUKAS NELSON. THE CONCERTS WILL CONCLUDE ON JULY 4TH WITH THE 80’S ROCK COVER BAND LC ROCKS, AND THE H-E-B FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA! FOR DETAILS, VISIT WWW.BRAZOSNIGHTSWACO.COM.

First Friday in Downtown Waco

ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH, ENJOY SIPS, BITES AND SPECIALS ALL DAY IN DOWNTOWN WACO. ON FRIDAY, MAY 1st, STROLL ALONG SCENIC STREETS NEAR THE RIVER, SAMPLE FOODS AND DRINKS AND SHOP LATE, SINCE BUSINESSES WILL BE OPEN AFTER REGULAR HOURS. BRAZOS NIGHTS WILL ALSO BE HOSTING ITS CINCO DE MAYO EVENT, MAKING YOUR STROLL THROUGH DOWNTOWN WACO EVEN MORE FESTIVE. VISIT THE “FIRSTFRIDAYWACO” PAGE ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO SEE CURRENT SPONSORS AND PARTICIPANTS.

Charlotte's Web the Musical

Christian Youth Theater of Waco is performing its second musical, Charlotte's Web. E.B. White's celebrated book is brought to life in a fun and dynamic way through song and dance. Charlotte's Web is filled with toe-tapping, heart-warming songs suitable for audiences of all ages. There will be three weekend performances: Friday, May 1 at 7 pm, Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 pm, and Sunday, May 3 at 2:30 pm. See website (www.cytwaco.org) for ticket information or call (254) 340-0084.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure will capture your imagination and take you on an incredible voyage from the glory days of pirates to modern-day shipwrecks! This exhibit features over 500 authentic artifacts, including gold and silver treasures, as well as the amazing science and technology used to work thousands of feet below the ocean's surface. Visitors can experience hurricane winds and dig for treasure with a real robotic arm. For more information, call (254)710-1110

Genealogy Beginner's Class and Preservation Fair

Join us in celebration of Cultural Heritage Preservation Week 2015 as we learn how to begin the journey of documenting and telling our personal family stories with a Genealogy Beginners class. Recording our own personal family stories is the first step in preserving our heritage for future generations. The class is free and covers basic records such as Census and Immigration records, Internet sources, research strategies and organization ideas to get you started in the right direction. Following the class from 1:30-5:30 pm, a Preservation Fair with a variety of preservation resources and specialists will be available to help answer questions regarding preserving family documents, photos and heirlooms. Learning how to be a good steward of your family heritage artifacts and take ownership of your family story is a good first step in saving history for the next generation. This event is a joint project combining expertise from the Waco-McLennan County Library and Baylor University Libraries. The event is also co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society. We look forward to seeing you! For more information, please contact: Bill Buckner (bbuckner@ci.waco.tx.us ; 254-750-5945) or Beth Farwell (Beth_Farwell@baylor.edu ; 254-710-3679)

Rodney Carrington

Come out and see Rodney Carrington, comedian, actor and country music artist, perform live at the Extraco Events Center on May 2! Tickets will be available at the Extraco Events Center Box Office located at 4601 Bosque Boulevard or at ticketmaster.com. You can also purchase your tickets by calling 254-224-8282. See y’all there!

9th Annual Sertoma Kite Fest

Free family event, 100 free kites given away, miniature aircraft demos, kites of all sizes, contests, games, food vendors, live music by 10th Leper, prize wheel and raffle. Contact John or Sandra Westmoreland, 776-0947

Sock It To Diabetes

Come out and support the fight against Diabetes! Walk a 1 K or 5K in beautiful Brazos Park East! Health Information and other events will be included. Register to walk on the link below!

Waco Downtown Farmers Market

THE NEXT WACO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET IS SATURDAY, MAY 2ND FROM 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M. AT 400 N. UNIVERSITY PARKS DRIVE. COME DOWNTOWN AND ENJOY GREAT SHOPPING, TASTE TREATS, LIVE MUSIC & MUCH MORE. THE MARKET FEATURES THE BEST LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS AND ARTISAN VENDORS WITHIN 150-MILES OF WACO. FOR DETAILS, VISIT: WACODOWNTOWNFARMERSMARKET.COM.

Household Hazardous Waste Day

On Saturday, May 2 from 7 AM until 1:30 PM, the cities of Hewitt, Lacy Lakeview, Lorena, Waco and Woodway will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection event at 501 Schroeder Drive. Residents from the five cities may bring unwanted household chemicals, small electronics (such as TVs and computers), automotive fluids, batteries and fluorescent bulbs and CFLs, up to 5 tires off the rims, oil and paint to the collection site for proper disposal or recycling. Residents must bring a driver’s license and water bill from their city of residence. Please be prepared to wait in line! Some restrictions apply. Call the Waco Solid Waste Department at (254) 299-2612 with questions.

Golf Tournament

St. Joseph Council #7202, Knights of Columbus, is hosting a golf tournament which will benefit Meals & Wheels. Contact: Robert Stone, 254-315-6880 or Steve Stone, sms111461@icloud.com

KidZoobilee!

KIDZOOBILEE! IS SET FOR MAY 2ND AT CAMERON PARK ZOO. KIDS CAN ENJOY GREAT FOOD, PLAY GAMES OF ALL KINDS, GET THEIR FACES PAINTED, CLIMB A ROCK WALL, AND PLAY ON THE ZOO’S WATER GAMES, OR JUST RUN THROUGH GRAMMY NELL’S PLAY AREA. DRESS YOUR KIDS IN COOL, WATER-FRIENDLY CLOTHES AND COME ENJOY THE FUN, RAIN OR SHINE! THE PARTY STARTS AT 5 P.M. AND GOES UNTIL 8 P.M. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. KIDZOOBILEE IS ONE OF CAMERON PARK ZOO’S ANNUAL CAPITAL FUNDRAISERS, WITH TICKET PURCHASES GOING TOWARD THE CARE AND ENRICHMENT OF THE ZOO’S ANIMAL RESIDENTS. TICKET PRICES ARE $10.00 FOR ADULTS AND KIDS 13 AND UP, AND $25.00 FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 TO 12. NO TICKET IS REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 4; HOWEVER, ANY ADULT ACCOMPANYING THAT CHILD WILL STILL NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE FOR PURCHASE, BUT THE ZOO RECOMMENDS THAT YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE TO AVOID THE LINES. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENT AT: WWW.CAMERONPARKZOO.COM.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

10 Free comic books to all folks who come by, 50 different books to choose from! PLUS DeeJay Versatile, Cosplayers, Contests, Food truck and lots more! Contact Richard Banana manager, Brent@bankstons.com or call 254-755-0070 for more info!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

May Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on May 3, 2015 thanks to the support of our sponsor H-E-B. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

SUNDAY BRUNCH

Fundraiser for Meals & Wheels; janetn@mealsandwheelswaco.org

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Pasos Hacia Nuestros Antepasados "Stepping Stones to Our Ancestors": a Hispanic Genealogy Workshop

FREE in-depth workshop. Reservations suggested. Topics include: Two talks by Art Martinez de Vara, J.D., M.A., “El Noreste – The Founder’s Effect in Genealogical Studies of Northeastern Mexico and South Texas,” which will focus on settlement patterns and founding families and “Understanding Historical Spanish Naming Customs for the English Speaking Genealogist”; José Adrián Barragán, PhD, will cover the “Genealogical Resources at the Texas General Land Office;” Marian J. Barber, PhD of the Catholic Archives of Texas will discuss “Using Catholic Archives to Explore Your Family’s Heritage;” Ruben P. Salazar will look at the wealth of information in FamilySearch.org for Hispanic research in his talk “Tips on Using FamilySearch.org,” and William D. Buckner will provide an “Overview of Texas Hispanic Sources for Genealogical Research.” Sponsored by the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library and the Central Texas Genealogical Society (CTGS). To register or for more information, call Bill Buckner at 254/750-5945; bbuckner@ci.waco.tx.us

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!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May 12th Waco Knitters Knitting & Crochet Meetup

Knitting & Crochet Meetup is Tuesday May 12th at South Waco Library 5 - 7pm. Bring your knit and crochet questions, share your expertise, socialize, just escape your routine. All welcome. Free. See website for more info.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bike Ride

The Breckenridge Kiwanis 4th Annual Bike Ride is on May 16, 2015. We added a 100 mile ride for 2015. There are much shorter distances, but also the 100 mile. We will have a registration form soon and we ask that you join in our ride? Please contact myself, Zach Waller at 817-202-5715 or at bikeride@kiwanisbreckenridge.com for registration forms and any questions you might have.

Waco Police Memorial Run

The Memorial Run is a family event that consists of a 1K (10 & under), 5K, and 10K run, starting and ending at Brazos Park East. The run is held each year to commemorate those officers that were killed in the line of duty and in recognition for our officers that put their lives on the line every day in service for our community and Nation. Entry Fee is $20 per person by May 6th and $25 per person after May 6th. For more information contact: Dan Ferguson at (254)750-1764 or Terry Williams at (254)715-0661

Saturday, May 23, 2015

2015 Woodway Roadrunner Festival

Join the City of Woodway for one and a half days of indoor/outdoor fun, food and live music for the whole family at this first annual festival. Adults $6 at the gate. A kids zone with a zipline, bungee jump, rock wall, petting zoo, pony rides and much more ALL INCLUDED in the price of admission. Local student dancer troupes, martial arts and high school musicians show off their talent all day Saturday on the Hometown Stage. Fun for adults: Food trucks with American, Mexican,BBQ, cold-wraps and much more. Friday night May 22, hear the legendary guitarist Classie Ballou perform. Saturday night May 23, longtime local cover band Sloppy Joe and hit country music, the Chris Low Band perform. Help us award a $500 scholarship to a Midway High School art student by voting Saturday on your favorite painting, drawing or sculpture. See the stars of Animal Planet’s Rattlesnake Republic perform daring stunts with live snakes, and share important safety tips on what-to-do if you encounter a rattler in the wild. Challenge your friends and family to a basketball contest in the Woodway Family Center, competing for trophies. Affordable admission, with pre-sale tickets $5 for adults, available at the Woodway City Hall and Public Safety Department. Adult tickets will be $6 at the gate. Kids 4-12 yrs only $3, and ages 3 and younger free. Proceeds to benefit the McLennan 100 Club, supporting the family of fallen police officers. Free breakfast Saturday morning to veteran and active military personnel. Visit http://www.woodwayrrfest.com/ to learn more about the events, schedule, maps/directions, parking and lodging near the Woodway Roadrunner Festival. Where did the event get its name? The Roadrunner bird is a prevalent species in Woodway, Texas, and you just might see some on Memorial Day Weekend! Follow the Woodway Roadrunner Festival on Facebook and Twitter. Contact Janet Schaffer for questions (254) 399-9204.