CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 02, 2015

#MyCity 4th of July Kickoff Party Featuring Dwele

Kick off the start of your 4th of July weekend with The City Influencer and Grammy nominated artist & producer Dwele! Much more than the man singing the hook on Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights” from the multi-platinum album “Graduation”, Dwele has released five solo records collaborating with some of the biggest names in R&B and Neo Soul today. For the past several years, in between albums, Dwele has garnered rave reviews for his talents on the 1’s & 2’s. It’s been two years since he’s been back to the Big D. He’s bringing his masterful skills to SISU Uptown just in time for the 4th! Contact: The City Influencer at rsvp@thecityinfluencer.com

Storytime Theater "Real Story of Jack and the Beanstalk" for Children

Summer Showcase presents "The Real Story of Jack and the Beanstalk" by the Storytime Theater. Is the giant a bully? Find out what happens in this version of the story.

TDCJ Hobby Unit Job Screening

936-437-4098

Friday, July 03, 2015

City of Waco 4th of July Holiday Closings

CITY OF WACO OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD IN OBSERVANCE OF OUR NATION’S JULY 4TH INDEPENDENCE DAY. DETAILS FOLLOW CONCERNING SOME SPECIFIC SERVICES AND DEPARTMENTS: THE SOLID WASTE OFFICES AND COBBS RECYCLING CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON CLOSED ON SATURDAY, JULY 4TH. THE LANDFILL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD, BUT WILL ACCEPT FRANCHISE HAULERS UP TO 4:30 PM. FRIDAY’S TRASH WILL BE PICKED UP ON FRIDAY AS USUAL. THE WACO-MCLENNAN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM WILL CLOSE ALL FOUR LIBRARIES ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD, AND WILL REOPEN ON MONDAY THE 6TH. (PLEASE NOTE, EAST WACO LIBRARY WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE). WACO TRANSIT WILL NOT RUN REGULAR ROUTES ON SATURDAY, JULY 4TH. HOWEVER, THEY WILL BE OFFERING SHUTTLE SERVICE TO MCLANE STADIUM FROM THE FERRELL CENTER PARKING LOT & HERITAGE SQUARE DOWNTOWN FROM 6 TO 11 P.M. FOR THOSE ATTENDING 4TH ON THE BRAZOS. CAMERON PARK ZOO AND THE TEXAS RANGER HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM WILL REMAIN OPEN ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD AND SATURDAY, JULY 4TH.

First Friday in Downtown Waco

ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH, ENJOY SIPS, BITES AND SPECIALS ALL DAY IN DOWNTOWN WACO. ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD, 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, July 04, 2015

Fourth on the Brazos -- NEW Location!

THE CITY OF WACO AND H-E-B INVITE CENTRAL TEXANS TO JOIN THE ANNUAL FOURTH ON THE BRAZOS CELEBRATION. EACH YEAR, MORE THAN 15,000 PEOPLE CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY WITH LIVE MUSIC, FAMILY FUN AND THE H-E-B FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA. THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL BE HELD ALONG THE BRAZOS RIVER AT TOUCHDOWN ALLEY, NEXT TO BAYLOR’S MCLANE STADIUM. THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT 7 P.M. WITH THE ANNUAL CORNDOG CLASSIC FOLLOWED BY ONE OF AUSTIN’S MOST LOVED TRIBUTE BANDS, LC ROCKS. LC ROCKS SPECIALIZES IN THE HITS OF THE 1970S, AND 1980S. THE WACO COMMUNITY BAND WILL PERFORM A PATRIOTIC SET AT 9 P.M. AND THE NIGHT WILL CONCLUDE WITH THE HEB FIREWORK SHOW OVER THE BRAZOS RIVER AT 9:15 P.M. EVENT PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT MCLANE STADIUM AND THE FERRELL CENTER.FOURTH ON THE BRAZOS ALSO INCLUDES A FOOD COURT WITH LOTS OF FOOD VENDORS, INFLATABLE GAMES AND THE METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME FREE ARTS & CRAFT AREA. FOR DETAILS, VISIT BRAZOSNIGHTSWACO.COM OR CALL 750-5627.

City of Waco 4th of July Holiday Closings

CITY OF WACO OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD IN OBSERVANCE OF OUR NATION’S JULY 4TH INDEPENDENCE DAY. DETAILS FOLLOW CONCERNING SOME SPECIFIC SERVICES AND DEPARTMENTS: THE SOLID WASTE OFFICES AND COBBS RECYCLING CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON CLOSED ON SATURDAY, JULY 4TH. THE LANDFILL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD, BUT WILL ACCEPT FRANCHISE HAULERS UP TO 4:30 PM. FRIDAY’S TRASH WILL BE PICKED UP ON FRIDAY AS USUAL. THE WACO-MCLENNAN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM WILL CLOSE ALL FOUR LIBRARIES ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD, AND WILL REOPEN ON MONDAY THE 6TH. (PLEASE NOTE, EAST WACO LIBRARY WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE). WACO TRANSIT WILL NOT RUN REGULAR ROUTES ON SATURDAY, JULY 4TH. HOWEVER, THEY WILL BE OFFERING SHUTTLE SERVICE TO MCLANE STADIUM FROM THE FERRELL CENTER PARKING LOT & HERITAGE SQUARE DOWNTOWN FROM 6 TO 11 P.M. FOR THOSE ATTENDING 4TH ON THE BRAZOS. CAMERON PARK ZOO AND THE TEXAS RANGER HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM WILL REMAIN OPEN ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD AND SATURDAY, JULY 4TH.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

July Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on July 5, 2015 thanks to the support of our sponsor Central Texas Smile Doctors. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Kids Book Discussion Series at the Library

FROM JULY 6TH THROUGH 27TH, A KIDS BOOK DISCUSSION FOR AGES 8 TO 10 WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY EVENINGS AT CENTRAL LIBRARY FROM 6 TO 7:30 P.M. A DIFFERENT BOOK IS FEATURED EACH WEEK WITH DISCUSSION, GAMES, ACTIVITIES AND SNACKS. PLEASE CALL 750-5952 TO REGISTER FOR THE SERIES OR GO ONLINE TO WWW.WACOLIBRARY.ORG. SPACE IS LIMITED TO 16, SO REGISTER EARLY!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Waco Downtown Farmers Market on Tuesdays, too!

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 JULY 7TH FROM 3 TO 7 P.M. AT 400 N. UNIVERSITY PARKS DR. FOR DETAILS, VISIT: WACODOWNTOWNFARMERSMARKET.COM.

Treasure Tuesdays: Ahoy- Treasure! with Nancy Wocester

Treasure Tuesdays Join us for special activities and events related to Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure each Tuesday in July. On July 7, ventriloquist and storyteller Nancy Worcester and her friends will artfully blend education and entertainment with an engaging performance for all ages. $5 per person pricing will be offered on Treasure Tuesdays and will include admission to the museum, Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure, and all special activities and events. For more information, call (254)710-1110.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Babysitter Basic Training Bootcamp - Hosted by McLennan Community College

Certified Babysitter Training for ages 9 and up. Earn part time summer income as a trained babysitter. Includes all aspects of child care, first Aid, CPR, babysitter etiquette, discipline, basics of child care, and all forms to start to your business. Practice CPR on real manikins, includes fun role play exercises, certification of completion, and mini-graduation ceremony. Includes ten(10) Babysitter Business Cards. Register now. Bring sack lunch and snacks - additional snacks will be [provided. Invite your friends and join in the fun. Call 254-299-8888 or visit www.MCCandYOU.com

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Babysitter CPR

Take your babysitting skills to the next level and become certified in First Aid and CPR. Learn how to apply tourniquets, slings, care for bites, burns, tooth injuires and more. Includes great role play exercises, student handbook, wallet ID card, Ten (10) Babysitter Business Cards. Be prepared and join us for the great class. Call 254-299-8888 or go to www.MCCandYOU.com

"Heroes Around the World" by Brett Roberts for Children

Not all heroes wear capes and costumes. Join Brett as he travels the world through stories, magic and puppets to discover what makes a hero. These free presentations are part of the Library's Summer Showcase of Children's Entertainers.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

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 JULY 11TH FROM 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M.

Waco Scrap Tire Collection Day

OLD TIRES ARE UGLY, AND THEY PROVIDE BREEDING GROUNDS FOR MOSQUITOES AND HIDING PLACES FOR SNAKES. GATHER UP YOUR OLD SCRAP TIRES AND GET RID OF THEM THE RIGHT WAY… AT THE CITY OF WACO’S SCRAP TIRE COLLECTION DAY, ON SATURDAY, JULY 11TH FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON. BRING UP TO 10 OLD TIRES (BUT NOT MORE THAN 10) TO THE WACO SOLID WASTE SERVICES PARKING LOT AT 501 SCHROEDER DR. (OFF OF FRANKLIN DRIVE, BETWEEN BOB MILLS FURNITURE AND THE OUT HOUSE). THIS OFFER APPLIES ONLY TO WACO RESIDENTS, NOT BUSINESSES OR VISITORS. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR WACO RESIDENTIAL UTILITY BILL (WITH TRASH SERVICE) AND A MATCHING I.D. TO SHOW THAT YOU ARE A WACO RESIDENT. PLEASE DO NOT BRING TIRES WITH RIMS OR WHEELS, OR TIRES FROM OTR, SKID STEER, OR EARTH MOVERS. THE MAXIMUM SIZE ACCEPTED IS 26 INCHES. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: (254) 299-2612.

Monday, July 13, 2015

"Saving Money" for Kids

Stories, a piggy bank craft, and other activities explore the value of saving money for K-3rd graders. Presented by members of First Community Bank.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Treasure Tuesdays: Oceans Rock! with Walt Whittington

Treasure Tuesdays Join us for special activities and events related to Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure each Tuesday in July. On July 14, enjoy a hands-on presentation that includes fossils such as ammonites and troglodytes, prehistoric Megalodon shark teeth, and a hungry Great White Shark! $5 per person pricing will be offered on Treasure Tuesdays and will include admission to the museum, Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure, and all special activities and events. For more information, call (254)710-1110.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"Professor Brainius" Science Show for Children

Professor Brainius and his sidekick, John E. Gizmo, combine comedy, music and entertainment to get kids excited about science and math. There's lots of wild and wacky science today at this Library's Summer Showcase of Children's Performers!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Treasure Tuesdays: Pirate Magic! with Cody Fisher

Treasure Tuesdays Join us for special activities and events related to Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure each Tuesday in July. On July 21, experience an interactive pirates and treasure themed performance by our favorite master magician Cody Fisher. $5 per person pricing will be offered on Treasure Tuesdays and will include admission to the museum, Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure, and all special activities and events. For more information call (254)710-1110.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

"New Little Red Riding Hood" by Storybook Theatre for Children

Storybook Theatre, a Texas Commission on the Arts performing group, brings their fractured fairy tale to life and shows that a good character makes a difference no matter where you are. Join Wanda Wolf, Granny Red, Lil Red and some puppet friends for laughs and a surprise in this Summer Showcase of Children's Performers presentation.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cat Show

Cat Show with over 30 different breeds! Family Fun. Rows and rows of show cats for viewing Seating to watch continuous judging Unique cat items for sale Rescue kittens/cats adoption available July 25 and 26

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Treasure Tuesdays: Pirates Ahoy! with Brian Whittington

Treasure Tuesdays Join us for special activities and events related to Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure each Tuesday in July. On July 28 become a pirate! Audience members are invited to join in the show as characters in a pirate adventure story complete with costumes and props. $5 per person pricing will be offered on Treasure Tuesdays and will include admission to the museum, Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure, and all special activities and events. For more information call (254)710-1110.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hewitt National Night Out Kick Off Party

The Hewitt Police Department will be having the Hewitt National Night Out Kick Off Party on July 30, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm at the Midway Middle School Parking Lot, located at 800 North Hewitt Drive. There will be activities for the children, information booths, and food. The Brett Hendrix Band will be performing. Everything is free at this event. Follow us on Facebook: Hewitt National Night Out.

Hewitt National Night Out Kick Off Party

The Hewitt Police Department will be having the Hewitt National Night Out Kick Off Party on July 30, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm at the Midway Middle School Parking Lot, located at 800 North Hewitt Drive. There will be activities for the children, information booths, and food. The Brett Hendrix Band will be performing. Everything is free at this event. Follow us on Facebook: Hewitt National Night Out.