CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26th Waco Knitters & Crocheters meetup

Knitting & Crocheters meetup. All skill levels and all ages welcome. Get some help. Give some help. All welcome.

A Story to Tell

Do you have a story to tell? Instructor Rita Huie will guide you in transfering memories and experiences into writing using creative skills including prose, poetry, and descriptive methods of self-expression and illustration. You may choose to focus on autobiography, short story or journaling. Throughout these six sessions with Rita, you will develop a style of non-fiction creative writing that is personal, expressive, colorful and fun. Registration cost is $69. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

SOLD the movie

SOLD is a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit. Based on the international bestselling novel by Patricia McCormick, and inspired by true accounts, SOLD tells the story of 13 year-old Lakshmi, who is trafficked from her peaceful, rural village in Nepal to work in a brothel called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl’s story, SOLD gives voice to the millions of children around the world who disappear every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen, the same age as Lakshmi in the film.

Page to Stage: Creative Writing and Performance

Are you a creative writer, poet, or spoken-word artist interested in boosting your confidence and developing your presence on stage? Page to Stage is designed to enhance both the written and performance components of creative writing and presentation. Page to Stage welcomes all who desire to cultivate, learn, and polish both their writing skills and performance practice. Participants will engage in writing exercises to sharpen and explore their own dynamic writing style and voice; will be introduced to various performance styles; will learn how to prepare for performance (breathing, relaxation, and warm-up exercises); will practice performing and reviewing performances; will learn how to critique self and give/receive constructive feedback with classmates. This will be a safe space to learn, experiment, and build confidence. We will have fun as we grow together! Creative writers such as poets, spoken-word artists, and prose authors (fiction, memoir, non-fiction) who give readings will find value in this class. Registration cost is $69. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cookies + Coloring - Victor Vasarely + Bridget Riley

Cookies and coloring is a children's art lesson about a famous artist, after learning about the artist participants will work on a short art project relating to the artist being covered that day. This event is geared towards ages 4-11 although families with children of all ages are welcome. Cookies and Coloring is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5. Feel free to call if you have any questions (254)752-4371.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Scrabble Club

Are you great with words? Join us to learn how to play or show off your impressive vocabulary! Practice your Scrabble skills and qualify in person for the June 4 tournament. For more information about qualification requirements, email Scrabble Coach, Jeff Syprison: scrabble 246@aol.com For ages 7-18 For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Opening Weekend of Imaginate

Help us celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, Imaginate! $5 per person pricing will be offered on May 28, 29, and 30, and will include admission to the museum, Imaginate, and all special activities and events.

Imaginate

May 28 – September 5, 2016 Infinite combinations and possibilities await you in Imaginate, a hands-on exhibit designed to pique your creativity and challenge your imagination. Create paper airplanes and test your aerial manufacturing skills by sending them down a wind tunnel. Or step on the scale to see what wingspan you’d need to take flight. Test properties of materials to see how nature has directly inspired many inventions. Step inside a room of sound and lights to orchestrate a musical masterpiece. Become the director of your own stop-motion animated film or invent something new by tinkering with traditional and non-traditional materials. Adults $10, Children $6, Seniors $9 (includes general museum admission and special exhibit)

ThrillSeeker Stunt Run Use Coupon Code (04CORP35) for 35 dollar Tickets

Our Dallas Area Stunt Run is going to be at McLane Stadium in Waco! Grab your friends and come out to this Thrilling Event! Use Coupon Code (04CORP35.) (PROMO CODE 04CORP35) 35 dollar tickets GET INVOLVED & HAVE FUN TOO! While having the possibility of saving a life, why not make it fun? For the 2016 calendar year, Guardian Angel Council has partnered with ThrillSeekers 5K Stunt Run! This 5K Obstacle Course is the first Stunt Run of its kind designed by Hollywood stunt producers in a safe, family friendly environment. Go grab a team, get your family and friends, and sign up for the Stunt Run! About The World's only Stunt Run! The popularity of Nitro Circus and hit TV shows like Thrillbillies have inspired millions across the United States and world-wide to push the limits of professional and not so professional sports and activities. The risk and reward trade-off of these stunts make them thrilling to watch but much too dangerous for most to attempt. By tapping into over 15 years of stunt production experience, we’ve brought the expertise previously only available to X Games athletes to the masses to give everyone the thrills they’ve been seeking! Taking advantage of the incredible advancements in safety technology, you can now push the limits of possibilities just like professional stunt performers! We designed The 5k ThrillSeeker Stunt Run to feel more like a roller coaster than a run and put you in control of your ride! (PROMO CODE 04CORP35) 35 dollar tickets For more information and sponsorship Opportunities please Contact Marcus 210-202-0794 marcus@stuntrun.com

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Waco Got Soles

Sneaker & Appearal Show Buy, Sell, & Trade your shoes. Over $1000 worth of giveaways. Raffles for a pair of shoes and many other great items from our many sponsors. Come out and enjoy live music, food and drinks, and a chance to witness so many shoes. Join us to crown a NEW Waco Got Soles champion as we will have a sneaker competition for the previous Championship. The winner will walk away with a customized Waco Got Soles championship belt. $10 admission

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Belly Dancing

Learn how to shimmy, circle, lift and drop one step at a time! Belly dancing boasts a long history as a social dance enjoyed by women of all ages and body types. Local dance and drama teacher Tracey Villanueva teaches fusion style belly dancing, building on the fundamentals of cabaret and Middle Eastern belly dancing with a mix of modern musical styles from home and around the globe. You'll practice body isolation techniques, learn several dance routines and get tips on making inexpensive costumes. Wear comfortable clothing to class. Students must be at least 16 years old to register. Both beginner and returning students are welcome. Registration cost is $59. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Robotic Olympics

Join instructor Cindy Olbrich of Engineering for Kids for this Robotic Olympics camp. You will design and program robots to compete in simulated Olympic events such as sprinting in a race, throwing a basketball, and shooting a puck into a hockey goal. You will also use robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork. For children ages 7 to 14 years old. Registration cost is $144. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mcckidscollege.com

Monday, June 13, 2016

Invader Defense-Shark Attack

Watch out! It’s a shark attack! Join instructor Cindy Olbrich of Engineering for Kids in this electronic game design class where we will create our own version of an invader defense game that will allow us to protect a coral reef from hungry sharks. We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard and outline the rules of play for our game. Then, we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the camp, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game (Clickteam Fusion 2.5® does not support Mac or Android operating systems). For children ages 7 to 14 years old. Registration cost is $144. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mcckidscollege.com.

Kids-Let's Get Cooking

This one-week session will highlight both microwave and oven-free dishes for teens ages 13-17. These simple recipes, from the ultimate lettuce wrap to the freshest fruit salad, will give young chefs a focus on both taste and nutrition. Kids will learn quick and easy dishes using leftovers in all new ways, like shredded pork for the ultimate barbeque sandwich with both heat and sweet to delight the taste buds. We look forward to hosting this kids-only celebration with your child. Who knows - your son or daughter may offer to make dinner after this week is done! Cost of registration is $79. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mcckidscollege.com.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Juen 14th Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

Bring your projects and join us for a short demo, socialization and working on your knit/crochet project(s). All welcome.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 16th Waco Knitters & Crocheters meetup

Knitters, Crocheters, all fiber artisans are welcome to join us for a Knitting & Crochet meetup.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

June 23rd Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

Bring your projects and join us for a short demo, socialization and working on your knit/crochet project(s). All welcome.

Babysitter Basic Training

Get that summer job or learn how to help with younger siblings! With instruc¬tor Carolyn Brooks, you will learn how to be a safe, efficient, and confident babysitter. Topics include babysitter lead-ership, safety rules for the house, rewards and positive discipline, sitter basics (from diapering and bottle feeding to games/songs and preparing for bedtime), and mock job interviews. You will also view a virtual safe house and participate in mock emergency situations. Each student will receive 10 babysitter business cards. Students must be 9 years or older. Please bring a sack lunch and snacks. Please register with the name as it should appear on the certificate of completion. Cost of registration is $90. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mcckidscollege.com.

Family Dining Etiquette

Are you tired of nagging your children about their table manners? Fret no more - help is on the way! Manners maven Sarah Aynesworth can teach your child dining skills during an interactive three-course dinner. Topics include the seven ingredients of a good introduction, napkin etiquette, using silverware properly, place settings and how to set the table, how to cut your food properly, and other dos and don’ts while dining. After this class, you will only have to say, “Is that what Mrs. Aynesworth taught you?” Class is held in MCC’s Conference Center, and individual dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated. Children must be 7 to 12 years old, and parents or guardians must register with their children. Registration deadline is June 1. Cost of registration is $39. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mcckidscollege.com.