CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

Toddler Time

This is a story time for ages 1 and 2. Come join the fun with movement games, stories, music, rhymes, crafts, and snacks! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Toddler Time

This is a story time for ages 1 and 2. Come join the fun with movement games, stories, music, rhymes, crafts, and snacks! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, September 29, 2016

KWBU Waco's NPR Fall Membership Event

103.3 FM is the NPR affiliate for the greater Waco area. What does that mean? KWBU is a prime source for thorough, trustworthy journalism in the world in which we live. When you listen, you don’t just hear a news story. It’s the story behind the story. From Morning Edition and All Things Considered to the TED Radio Hour, Classical Music to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! A wonderful variety of programs are funded in part by generous listener members – please tune in to 103.3 FM and consider becoming a member of your local NPR station. Please contact Loretta Howard at 254-710-7887 or loretta_howard@baylor.edu to get additional information. Help keep public radio alive in the Heart of Texas!

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

Friday, September 30, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

Saturday, October 01, 2016

National Geographic Sacred Journeys

This fall at the Mayborn Museum Complex, families can observe, discuss, and begin to understand some of the sacred journeys made by diverse peoples around the world. Through immersive environments created with stunning photography from National Geographic, families see images of pilgrimages to places such as the Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, the Longmen Grottoes in China, the Great Mosque in Mecca, the Ganges River in India, Uluru in the Australian outback, and many more. Artifacts from a variety of faith traditions will enrich the experience, including fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls, a stone from the Western Wall, and devotional objects taken into space by astronaut David Wolf.

The Hope Gala

Generations Adoptions invites you to its 10th anniversary Hope Gala on Saturday Oct. 1st at the Baylor Club, McLane Stadium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Silent and audible auction, delicious food catered by the Baylor Club fun raffles, and inspirational highlights of lives touched by adoption. Just a few of the auction and raffle items include fabulous trips, jewelry, electronics, portrait packages, sports tickets, and much more. Individual unreserved tickets are $50 and sponsored tables of ten are available at $500 - $10,000. All funds benefit our local agency, Generations Adoptions providing Christian families for children in need here in Central Texas and around the world through domestic and international adoption and orphan care. For reservations visit www.generationsadoptions.org or call 254-741-1633.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

Barkin' River Run 5K and 1K Pet Walk

Dog-friendly, family-fun event! McLennan Animal Rescue Coalition (MARC) is a totally awesome, all-volunteer,501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization located in Waco, TX whose Mission is to reduce the killing of our community's animals through proven life-saving programs, advocacy and education with the ultimate goal of achieving a No Kill community. MARC is a proud partner of the Waco Animal Alliance and focuses solely on rescuing death-row pets from Waco's City Shelter. All registration proceeds from the 2016 Barkin' River Run go directly to MARC's Medical Account, an account used 100% for the care of MARC's rescued pets. Your registration helps ensure MARC can continue helping our community's most at-risk animals.

Walk MS: Waco

WHO & WHAT Walk MS: Waco will unite hundreds of residents from the Waco and surrounding area as they join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in its quest to raise an estimated $50,000 to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. The fundraising event begins Heritage Square Park and offers one-mile or three-mile fully accessible route options. Visit walkms.org to register to walk, volunteer or donate. Event day activities will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by a 9:00 a.m. start time for the walk. There is no registration fee and no minimum pledge commitment; however, the average walker raises $250 to support research initiatives, programs and services of the Society. Individuals interested in joining or creating a team can sign up online with co-workers, friends, family and neighbors. WHEN & WHERE Saturday, October 1, 2016 Walk MS: Waco Heritage Square Park- one-mile and three-mile routes Austin Ave & N 3rd St Waco, TX 76701. Site opens at 8:00 a.m.; walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Dogs welcome at walk. WHY About Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide. About the National MS Society The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

October Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on October 2, 2016 thanks to the support of our sponsor Kohl’s. For more information, call 254-710-1104.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Gibbon Golf

Come out to Lake Waco Golf Club on November 5th, for a fun afternoon of Gibbon Golf. Cameron Park AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers) will be hosting a golf tournament, shotgun tee time is 1pm. There will be light appetizers provided, and drinks available. A raffle for an orangutan adoption at Cameron Park Zoo will occur during the golf tournament and there will be prizes for various games. The event is $55 per golfer, golf carts will be provided. Register by November 1st to cameronparkaazk@gmail.com or call Emily (Vice President of Cameron Park AAZK) at 989-619-1464.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Holy Journeys, Holy Destinations

What makes a place holy? How do holy places change us, and how do we change them? Join four Baylor professors in a discussion of what happens when we travel to holy places, how holy places can travel with us, and much more. Contact 254-710-1104 for more details and questions.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

Friday, October 07, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Light Up the Dark 5K

Light Up The Dark 5K is a fun annual race put on UnBound. This 5K race is a family-friendly "glow-in-the-dark" run to raise money and awareness for the anti-human trafficking work of UnBound. This annual event is fun for everyone, whether you're a slow walker or a professional runner! This year we have two races, a timed race at 6:30 p.m. and a fun, "glow-in-the-dark" run at 7:30 p.m. Join us at McLane Stadium's Touchdown Alley before the run for body paint, photo booth, music and more, and hang out afterward for a free concert. For more information, go to www.unboundnow.org/5K. Come "Light Up the Dark" on human trafficking with us Oct. 8! $30 adult (12 and older) registration. Kids run for free! Register by Sept. 27 to reserve your t-shirt! Sign up on www.unboundnow.org/5K Thanks so much! Let me know if there is anything I can provide you with related to this! Emily Wible UnBound Public Relations Intern emily.wible@unboundnow.org

Curious Creatures: Traditions of Animal Imagery

Curious Creatures encourages visitors of all ages to explore how a diverse range of cultures use animal imagery in art, ceremony, and in everyday objects. The timeless tradition of animal imagery reminds us of our shared connection with and reliance on nature, which we hope will continue to spark your own curiosity for the world around you. Contact 254-710-1104 for more details or questions.

Skittles Waco Wild West 100 Ride

The bicycle tour that has made a tradition of great rest stops and super rider support will return for 2016. This is one event you don’t want to miss! There is a tour for everyone. Proceeds from this ride benefit the Be The Match Registry® and various other local organizations. http://marrow.org Register EARLY to guarantee you get a T-Shirt. Late Registration T-Shirts will be first come first serve. Onsite/Ride Day registration will be at Heritage Square at Austin and 3rd St. Friday, October 7th: Registration and Packet Pick Up - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Marrow Donor Drive - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 8th: **Registration and Packet Pick Up - 6:00 - 7:45 a.m.** Marrow Donor Drive - 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - All Rides Begin!!! The bicycle tour will take place rain or shine!!! No Refunds, Transfers, or Deferrals WWW100 Route Descriptions: 10-mile family friendly route goes through beautiful Cameron Park and downtown Waco. There are several rest stops to make it a fun ride for all. 25-mile route is also fun for families and recreational riders.This route is quite flat and passes by the Lake Waco Dam and the peaceful surrounding countryside. 50-mile route is relatively flat with a few challenging hills thrown in to keep you from getting bored! 67-mile route follows more of the 100 mile route and takes in some great rural roads. 100-mile route covers picturesque countryside on rural roads in McLennan and Bosque counties. Although relatively flat, there are some challenging hills to keep your heart pumping. Contentcopyright 2016. WACOWILDWEST100.COM. All rights reserved.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Steven Pounders, Musical Direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida, Winner of nine Tony Awards and with multiple-record setting Broadway runs, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of a village and a family, struggling to maintain their traditions in the face of changing social mores and growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. The musical is a timeless classic, filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Tickets on sale 9/13, Call the Baylor box office! (254) 710-1865

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sweet Sounds

A evening of sweet music and sweet desserts as a benefit for Meals & Wheels. Featuring HOLLY TUCKER. Contact: Janet Nors, 254-752-0315; janetn@mealsandwheelswaco.org

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Childrens Garden Fair

Accompany your children for a few fun filled hours!Enjoy taking photos in the Pumpkin Patch. Make paper sombreros. Paint rocks. Pot Plants. Pop corn right off the cob. go on a scavenger hunt. Learn about composting worms.Make a paper fish. Learn about harvesting rainwater and how bees, butterflies and other insects can be good for our gardens. Make paper seed cards. Vote on a favorite of the many scarecrows seen along the Nature Trail. Listen to live music provided by Torrin Longenecker on Bagpipes, Brittany Brewer onViolin, Ashley Brewer on Cello; and a Barbershop Quartet. The Central Texas Audubon Society, HOT Master Naturalists, Cameron Park Zoo are among a few of the contributing organizations. Everything is free.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Grand Opening

Brand new Hilton Hotel! Grand Opening Celebration. Food, Fun, Room Tours, Door Prizes. Please RSVP to Carlena Lesso at clesso@mcneillhotels.com

Saturday, October 22, 2016

2016 Waco Heart Walk

The annual Heart Walk benefits the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. Join us for this family-friendly 5K fun-raiser! Locally presented by Providence Healthcare Network. #WacoHeartWalk Please contact Corporate Market Director, Janet Ginsburg at Janet.Ginsburg@heart.org.

SuperHero5

The event 100% benefits our local Special Olympics chapter. We serve 12 counties and are mostly a volunteer run organization run on donations. It will be a 5 mile timed run, a 2 mile walk/run/roll and a 1/4 mile walk/run/roll for SOTX athletes. The event will be held at the Cotton Belt Trail on Saturday, October 22 from 8-11! My goal is to have SO athletes out in all capacities. I want them to participate and help host the event both, so people are town can see just who they are supporting at the event.

Halloween Fun Run and Festival

Dress up and bring your entire family to Brazos Park East this Halloween! On Oct. 22nd Acres of Smiles is hosting a 1K for children 10 and under, a 5K Fun Run, with fun holiday activities and games to follow. Races begin at 9:30am. On-site registration/check-in begin at 8:30am. Register at: www.acresofsmiles.com or www.runsignup.com (type Halloween Fun Run in ‘Race Finder’) Free Festival begins at 10:30. Holiday games, crafts, and activities from local businesses and vendors. Costume prizes! Game Prizes! Raffle Prizes! (Raffle prizes include dental treatment vouchers, event vouchers, gift cards and merchandise from local businesses.) For more information, call 254-716-1332 or email acresofsmiles@gmail.com.

Central Texas Race for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure series of 5K runs and fitness walks raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement. Race welcomes people of all ages and fitness levels, from walkers to elite runners. For more information, contact 254-753-3037 or email info@komeneastcentraltexas.org.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

OPEN HOUSE - WACO MASONIC LODGE #92

Waco Masonic Lodge 92 is presenting an Open House on October 23, 2016. Several businesses will be represented including the Dr. Pepper Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum. Treats and goodies will also be provided by local businesses. The Lodge invites everyone to come and learn about the history of Freemasonry in Waco and how we benefit the community.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Painting on the Rocks

Come join us for our very first Painting on the Rocks event. Each guest will receive a 17"x17" boulder to customize and paint. This is a fun event for the whole community! Snacks will be provided but feel free to bring wine or your choice of beverage. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Community Cancer Association. To register call Gena at 254-742-2021. We hope to see you there!

Halloween in Design Den

Join us in the Mayborn’s new Design Den for special Halloween themed activities. Create a haunted house or creepy character to add to our Spooky City, conduct a Scary Symphony using Makey Makey, design a paper mask with LED lights, and more! All activities and events are included in the price of admission. Admission is free for museum members and Baylor University students.