CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Excel 2010 Overview Computer Class

MCC Continuing Education, in partnership with Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries, offers Microsoft Office courses to help you improve your computer skills. If you want to excel in Excel 2010 and increase your chances of finding a better job, then come take this four-week course. Topics include formatting and editing text, basic and complex formulas, basic functions, pivot tables, and much, much more! Classes are held at Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries at 1700 S. New Road in Waco. Prerequisite: basic computer skills such as using the mouse, selecting/highlighting text, and opening and closing files and folders using MS Windows 7. Course fee includes all class materials and a flash drive with all course exercises. Registration fee is $10. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Mind & Body Aerobics

Burn fat, shape muscles and get a cardiovascular workout in this low-impact aerobics class. Sue Johnson is a favorite instructor, and she will get you moving to the music and toward your conditioning goals. Bring a floor mat and two hand weights of 1 to 5 pounds, whatever is appropriate for your strength. Registration cost is $49. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit mccandyou.com

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Beginning Basic Ballroom Dance

Instructors Craig and Kay Waldrop put students of all ages at ease as they introduce their pupils to the dance floor. Learn basic steps and techniques, directional movements, and proper positions for the fox-trot, waltz, East Coast swing, rumba and cha-cha. Don’t miss this fun class designed to keep you on your toes! Wear leather-soled shoes appropriate for dancing . This course is for couples only; each partner must register. Registration fee is $79 per person. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Pointed Pen Calligraphy

Pointed pen calligraphy can delight and surprise, ranging from a traditional copperplate script or your own contemporary styling. Explore how to use this versatile tool to create thick and thin lines that exemplify this lettering style, be it for a formal or casual occassion. This is an excellent introduction to the tools and techniques of beautiful lettering, which you can use to add an elegant touch to your cards, invitations or other decorative items. Please register at least a week early so that the instructor can prepare the supply packets, which students will purchase at the first class for $30. Even if you’ve already learned pointed pen calligraphy, you're welcome to return for more instruction and practice. Registration fee is $59. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Introduction to Photography

Learn to get the most out of your camera! Improve your photographs with the technical and artistic basics of photography. You'll learn basic skills, look at some photography pioneers, and take and critique photos in a friendly and collaborative environment. Topics include camera settings, basic composition and different types of photography (e.g. sports, landscape, portrait, etc.). Try a little of everything and concentrate on your area of interest. You can work with any type of camera, but you'll get the most out of the course with a digital SLR camera with interchangeable lenses and a flash. This class is for beginning and intermediate photographers. Registration fee is $139. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Friday, September 04, 2015

Cookies and Coloring

Hey families! Ready for school to start again? As a way to wind down from the week and spend time with your family, come to The Art Center on Fridays for some cookies and coloring. We will be displaying posters of different well known artists each week, along with facts about that artists life, coloring pages for kids and of course, cookies! Our goal for this event is to provide a safe, fun, free educational opportunity for families. Call for more information (254)752-4371

Sunday, September 06, 2015

September Free Sunday

September Free Sunday September 6, 2015 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on September 6, 2015 thanks to the support of our sponsor Kohl’s. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Labor Day Weekend at the Mayborn Museum

Enjoy special pricing of $5 per person during the holiday weekend.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Drawing Basics

Learn to draw with more confidence! Designed for those with little or no experience, this drawing class begins with simple exercises to help you quickly learn to draw what you see. Enjoy learning the fundamentals of freehand drawing while experimenting with different media. You'll study line, shadow, color, and how to determine the appropriate proportion of people and objects. By setting up and drawing a still life composition, you will increase your knowledge of proportion and perspective. Learning the fundamentals can make your painting experiences excel, too. Some model figure drawing may be included in the course. When registering, please ask for a list of supplies to bring to class. Registration fee is $69. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Knitting Basics & Beyond

Learn the basics of knitting and more! Instructor Dawn Burns will teach students about selecting yarn and knitting tools, casting on and binding off, knit and purl stiches, cables and lace, chart reading and patterns, spotting and fixing mistakes, and so much more! Projects will include: cell phone holders, ribbed and lace scarves, washcloths, headbands, and hats. Upon registration, contact the Continuing Education office for a supply list. Please bring supplies to class. Students must be 12 years of age or older to register. Registration fee is $59. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

College Lecture for English Language Learners

Are you new to the American university or college classroom lectures? This course is designed for international students and other English language learners to strengthen their listening comprehension and conversational skills for academic excellence. Students will listen to several college lectures and participate in typical classroom discussions. Instructor Gabriela Colmán will teach listening strategies, note-taking skills, and small- and large-group discussion strategies. Textbook included in the course fee. Registration fee is $99. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Sept 8th Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

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

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 fee is $59. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Ceramics

Come learn the amazing craft of pottery in this fun class! Designed for the novice and experienced artist alike, this course lets you explore clay and make several pieces through the entire ceramic process. Instructor Kay King introduces beginning students to basic hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques from creation to firing, including glazing and decoration. Intermediate and advanced students will pursue independent projects. By the end of the course, you will have experienced the creative, technical and always entertaining art of ceramics! Class is at the Art Center of Waco on McLennan's campus, and seats are limited. Dress for a fun mess! Students must be age 16 or older. Cost of the course covers supplies, including 25 pounds of wet clay. Registration fee is $133. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Retirement Planning Today

Many people hope to have a retirement much different from that of their parents. Do you want to travel? Volunteer or work part time? Pursue a hobby? This course begins with individual exercises to help you get focused and covers such topics as traditional vs. new retirement, inflation, prices and purchasing power, strategies to save money on taxes, Social Security benefits, employer-sponsored defined contribution plans, pension maximizations, gifting assets, and joint ownership of property. Please bring $25 to purchase course materials at the first class. Registration fee is $30. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

K9 Mutt Dog Training-Basic/Intermediate

Hoping to teach Fido a few manners? Build the foundation of good behavior by creating a good relationship with your dog. This beginning course, offered by local canine experts K9mutt Training, teaches the basics of obedience training and helps you better understand your dog. No two family dynamics are the same, so you'll learn the best training methods for you and your dog. This course is for family dogs, shelter and rescue dogs, and special-needs families. You must provide instructor with current shot records at the first class. Classes are held at the McLennan's Highlander Ranch; call 254-299-8888 for directions. Registration fee is $99. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Watercolor Painting

Watercolor is a beguiling and exciting painting medium with a character all its own. Even if you've never handled a brush before, you'll enjoy exploring watercolor's idiosyncrasies while learning how to deal confidently with washes, glazes and color mixing. Discover your hidden potential as you learn the fundamentals of this rewarding art form. This is a great beginning class to learn how to achieve a variety of results and a great refresher course for experienced artists to work on individual projects with mentoring. An introduction into acrylics may be included toward the end of the course. When registering, please ask for a list of supplies to bring to class. Registration fee is $79. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Herb Spiral Workshop

Why construct an herb bed in a spiral? It’s all about creating microclimates! Join instructor Aime Sommerfeld-Lillard for a 2 hour crash course in construction, maintenance, and reasons behind building an herb spiral. Wonder what to do with the herbs? We will share some recipes! Class meets in McLennan’s community garden. No previous experience with gardening is needed. Registration fee is $29. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

SPANISH-SPEAKING CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

WACO PD INVITES INTERESTED CITIZENS TO REGISTER FOR THE FIRST EVER SPANISH-SPEAKING CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY CLASS. THIS FREE PROGRAM IS OFFERED TO OUR SPANISH-SPEAKING RESIDENTS AND IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH. Register before Sept. 4. THE 8-WEEK CLASS MEETS ONCE A WEEK ON THURSDAY EVENINGS FROM 6:00 TO 8:30 P.M. AT THE WACO POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE CLASS IS STRUCTURED TO GIVE CITIZENS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS. THE CLASSES INCLUDE LECTURE AND HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES THAT OFFER CITIZENS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE ROLE OF THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT IN PROVIDING POLICE SERVICES TO THE CITIZENS OF WACO. LEARN MORE ONLINE AND REGISTER AT WWW.WACO-TEXAS.COM UNDER “POLICE DEPARTMENT” OR CALL OFFICER SOFIE MARTINEZ AT 750-1760 OR CALL DAN FERGUSON AT 750-1764.

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Warriors: A Love Story | ARCOS Dance

Tickets: http://thelongcenter.org/event/the-warriors-a-love-story/ ARCOS Dance debuts its award-winning multimedia dance theater production, The Warriors: A Love Story. Inspired by the lives of Director Eliot Gray Fisher’s maternal grandparents, the production chronicles his intimate search for their legacy and universal truths against the immense backdrop of war. arcosdance.com info@arcosdance.com

Cookies and Coloring

Hey families! Ready for school to start again? As a way to wind down from the week and spend time with your family, come to The Art Center on Fridays for some cookies and coloring. We will be displaying posters of different well known artists each week, along with facts about that artists life, coloring pages for kids and of course, cookies! Our goal for this event is to provide a safe, fun, free educational opportunity for families. For more information call (254)752-4371

Saturday, September 12, 2015

AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Jennifer Warnick Walk Coordinator 512-661-9335 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk to Save Lives Suicide claimed 41,149 lives in 2013 in the United States alone, with someone dying by suicide every 12.8 minutes. A suicide attempt is made every minute of every day, resulting in nearly one million attempts made annually. When you walk in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walks, you join efforts with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives. The walks raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide. SUICIDE CAN BE PREVENTED. YOU CAN HELP. JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

K9 Mutt Dog Training Basic/Intermediate Dog Training

Hoping to teach Fido a few manners? Build the foundation of good behavior by creating a good relationship with your dog. This beginning course, offered by local canine experts K9mutt Training, teaches the basics of obedience training and helps you better understand your dog. No two family dynamics are the same, so you'll learn the best training methods for you and your dog. This course is for family dogs, shelter and rescue dogs, and special-needs families. You must provide instructor with current shot records at the first class. Classes are held at the McLennan's Highlander Ranch; call 254-299-8888 for directions. Basic Obedience is a prerequesite for K9 Mutt Dog Training Scenting. Registration fee is $99. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week program designed to help cancer survivors reclaim their health and wellness. Contact Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist Crystal Hernandez at 254-776-6612 or crystal.hernandez@ymcactx.org

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series: "The History of Human Rights," Professor Lynn Hunt

Dr. Lynn Hunt, Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA and Past President of the American Historical Association will deliver the 2015 Edmondson Lecture Series on “The History of Human Rights.” On September 16, Lynn Hunt will present her first lecture on “Novels, Empathy and the Origins of Human Rights.” On September 17, Lynn Hunt will give her second lecture on "The History of Human Dignity." This series is hosted by the Department of History at Baylor University. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 254-710-2667.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series: "The History of Human Rights," Professor Lynn Hunt

Dr. Lynn Hunt, Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA and Past President of the American Historical Association will deliver the 2015 Edmondson Lecture Series on “The History of Human Rights.” On September 16, Lynn Hunt will present her first lecture on “Novels, Empathy and the Origins of Human Rights.” On September 17, Lynn Hunt will give her second lecture on "The History of Human Dignity." This series is hosted by the Department of History at Baylor University. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 254-710-2667.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Baseball History Forum

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is sponsoring a daylong baseball-history forum. Varied speakers will discuss a wide range of topics including some local matters (the history of historic Katy Park; the Negro Leagues in McLennan County and surrounds). Feature speaker is 21-year major-league hurler Lindy McDaniel. The forum is free. Participants will incur the cost of their direct-order lunch though guests may bring their own. For more information contact David Skelton at dsbaseballfan@yahoo.com or 723-9603.

The Hope Gala

The Hope Gala, an Entertaining Evening Celebrating Adoption, ?is Saturday, September 19th? ?at? the Baylor Club? 6 p.m. Join us for an evening of ? delicious food, lively audible auction, fun silent auction items, prizes, inspirational stories, and much more. Reserved Tables of 10 are $500 - $10,000 and unreserved tickets are $50 ?each. All funds benefit our local ? ?agency, providing permanent Christian adoptive families for children in need here in Texas and internationally. Contact: info@generationsadoptions.org

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sept 22nd Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

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

Thursday, September 24, 2015

BEARS BASKETBALL LEGENDS FOR CHARITY

Bears Basketball Legends for Charity will be held on Thursday, September 24 inside of the Baylor Club Ballroom at McLane Stadium. This special evening will bring together some of Baylor’s legendary basketball stars for a night of entertainment, food, and most importantly – charity!

Lloyd Voges and Tom Paulson Exhibit

Tom Paulson and Paul Vogues are two award-winning artists from the talent hotbed of Clifton, TX. Their passion for expressing the Western spirit is evident in their paintings and sculptures. We invite you to attend the opening of their exhibit on September 24 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM at The Art Center. You won’t want to miss these two incredible artists!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Safety Saturday at Lowe's

Come by for our Safety Saturday event between 10a-3pm. Kids of all ages welcome, if you have any questions, please call Rod Serrano 254-776-9300 ext 4805 Events to Include: Kids Build: Fire truck Waco PD: Child ID and Fingerprinting ETMC (Ambulance Service): Safety Talk YMCA: Pool Safety Face Painting: Child face painting Waco Advocacy Center: Anti-Bullying Campaign Red Cross: Blood Drive Waco Smart Babies: Newborn/Toddler Safety Waco FD: Car Seat Safety Check Food and Drinks will be provided! Guest Appearance By: McGruff the Crime Dog