CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

American Wrestler: The Wizard Film Screening

Film festival favorite “American Wrestler: The Wizard” is coming to Waco for cinematic debut on May 3 only. Based on true events, the heartwarming coming of age story is set in a world of competitive high school wrestling, starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight and introducing newcomer George Kosturos. This special presentation will include exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the filmmaker and cast, speaking to the real-life story and inspiration behind the film, along with never-before-released footage. Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment present this feature in cinemas for one night on Wednesday, May 3 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. local time. In this inspiring tale, 17-year-old Ali Jahani is a newcomer to a small California town, where he stands out as different in an unwelcoming community. Living with his embittered uncle, the boy faces a mountain of adversity everywhere he turns. Rejected by everyone but determined to fit in, he joins the school’s floundering wrestling team. With a chance to change how others see him, Ali must step up and learn to be a hero. Tickets for “American Wrestler: The Wizard” can be purchased beginning Friday, March 31, 2017 online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cattle Drive GPS: Geology Plus Springs – How Geology Brought the Trail to Central Texas

Presented by Joe Yelderman, PhD, Geosciences Professor and Director for The Institute of Ecological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences at Baylor University. *Light refreshments will be offered prior to the lecture. All events and lectures are included in the price of admission. Museum members and Baylor University students receive free admission.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

STIMULI: An Evening To Indulge Your Senses

STIMULI: An Evening To Indulge Your Senses Out On A Limb Dance Company celebrates ten years of dance advocacy and education in Waco, Texas with a wild and whimsical celebration of dance, food, music, visual art, and human connection in STIMULI: An Evening To Indulge Your Senses. Performances by Out On A Limb will be punctuated by a three-course meal prepared by Corey McEntire of Milo Biscuit Co. with wine specialist David Mayfield, and accompanied by a diverse ensemble of live and local musicians. Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 6–9pm Downtown 301 (301 S. 2nd Street, Waco, Texas 76701) $150 per ticket | $1200 per table Reservations: 254-723-2285 or www.outonalimbdance.com/stimuli-2017

Striding for Wellness

May is National Mental Health Awareness month and the goal of our race is to bring awareness to the stigma surrounding mental health and support our agency's wellness program. The race will be benefitting the Heart of Texas Region MHMR. There will be community resources, a live band, face painting, and much more. Please come help us fly to freedom from stigma! Please contact Molly Howard for more information: (254) 752-3451

11th 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

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on May 7, 2017, thanks to the support of our sponsor Raising Canes. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

SPEED: Science in Motion

Developed by Scitech in Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, SPEED: Science in Motion, replicates the high-octane action of the Formula 1 racetrack, complete with pit lane, workshop and physical testing environments. This immersive experience is designed to unravel the cutting edge science and technology behind professional motor sports. Visitors can challenge themselves through hands-on exhibits and displays, to see if they have the skills, fitness and reactions to race at over 125 miles per hour.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 9th Knitting & Crochet Meetup

All skill levels welcome. Bring you knit or crochet projects, chat and get inspired! Waco Knitters on facebook

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May 18th Knit @ Nite

Bring your needle art projects and join us for camaraderie and inspiration!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25th Knitting & Crochet Meetup

Bring your needle art projects and join us for camaraderie and inspiration! We also collect hand knit/crocheted items for local newborns and cancer patients (optional) if interested in helping.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Waco Masonic Open House

Bouncehouse for kids, CarterCare BloodDrive, Historic Waco photos and artifacts, Waco Masonic Information Session

Military Personnel Admitted Free ALL Memorial Day Weekend at Hawaiian Falls

Hawaiian Falls will offer free admission to all military personnel at its Texas water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, May 27; Sunday, May 28; or Monday, May 29. All immediate family members can purchase their day pass for a discounted price of $21.99. “We’re grateful for the brave servicemen and women who sacrifice so much to protect our freedoms,” said Hawaiian Falls CEO Clint Hill. “Because of their vigilance, we can enjoy a fun, carefree summer with family and friends. We’re not going to embarrass them or bore them with long speeches or ceremonies. We just want to provide them a day to relax and have fun at our water parks.” To participate, individuals just need to show a valid military ID at the ticket window. This free admission applies to one individual admission for a military member on Saturday, May 27; Sunday, May 28; or Monday, May 29, 2017 only and cannot be combined with any other offers. Celebrating 15 years of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. The water parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27th for the 2017 summer season. Day passes are $28.99 for guests 48-inches and taller; $21.99 for guests under 48-inches tall; and $21.99 for guests 55 years of age and older. Season passholders are always allowed into the park 30 minutes before the gates open to the public. More info at hfalls.com or facebook.com/hfalls .

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Military Personnel Admitted Free ALL Memorial Day Weekend at Hawaiian Falls

Hawaiian Falls will offer free admission to all military personnel at its Texas water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, May 27; Sunday, May 28; or Monday, May 29. All immediate family members can purchase their day pass for a discounted price of $21.99. “We’re grateful for the brave servicemen and women who sacrifice so much to protect our freedoms,” said Hawaiian Falls CEO Clint Hill. “Because of their vigilance, we can enjoy a fun, carefree summer with family and friends. We’re not going to embarrass them or bore them with long speeches or ceremonies. We just want to provide them a day to relax and have fun at our water parks.” To participate, individuals just need to show a valid military ID at the ticket window. This free admission applies to one individual admission for a military member on Saturday, May 27; Sunday, May 28; or Monday, May 29, 2017 only and cannot be combined with any other offers. Celebrating 15 years of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. The water parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27th for the 2017 summer season. Day passes are $28.99 for guests 48-inches and taller; $21.99 for guests under 48-inches tall; and $21.99 for guests 55 years of age and older. Season passholders are always allowed into the park 30 minutes before the gates open to the public. More info at hfalls.com or facebook.com/hfalls .

Monday, May 29, 2017

Military Personnel Admitted Free ALL Memorial Day Weekend at Hawaiian Falls

Hawaiian Falls will offer free admission to all military personnel at its Texas water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, May 27; Sunday, May 28; or Monday, May 29. All immediate family members can purchase their day pass for a discounted price of $21.99. “We’re grateful for the brave servicemen and women who sacrifice so much to protect our freedoms,” said Hawaiian Falls CEO Clint Hill. “Because of their vigilance, we can enjoy a fun, carefree summer with family and friends. We’re not going to embarrass them or bore them with long speeches or ceremonies. We just want to provide them a day to relax and have fun at our water parks.” To participate, individuals just need to show a valid military ID at the ticket window. This free admission applies to one individual admission for a military member on Saturday, May 27; Sunday, May 28; or Monday, May 29, 2017 only and cannot be combined with any other offers. Celebrating 15 years of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. The water parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27th for the 2017 summer season. Day passes are $28.99 for guests 48-inches and taller; $21.99 for guests under 48-inches tall; and $21.99 for guests 55 years of age and older. Season passholders are always allowed into the park 30 minutes before the gates open to the public. More info at hfalls.com or facebook.com/hfalls .