CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Friday, August 25, 2017

Game Time

Meet new friends every week while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 6 - 11 For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

22nd Annual Margarita & Salsa Festival

Make plans now to attend the biggest, coolest, hottest party of the summer – the 22nd Annual Margarita & Salsa Festival happening on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at the Extraco Events Center in Waco. All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Program at the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. This is one of the larger music events on the Waco calendar with an average of 10,000 attendees and a summer send-off for thousands before college classes begin. So if you dig margaritas and great country music (who doesn't, right?), then mark your calendar. Entertainment Line-Up Jon Wolfe Randy Rogers Band Cody Jinks $31 in advance $36 day of show $150 VIP ticket* $1,500 for VIP Table* (Includes 10 VIP tickets

Kids Minecraft Club

"Kids love Minecraft! If you've got Minecrafters in your house, bring them to the Library to play and explore the realm. Beginners are welcome or join us to show off your skills! Space is limited, so register to save your spot. For more information, please call 254-745-6018 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Romp & Read

A brand new storytime program that has stories, songs, movement and puppets! Children ages 2-4 can build their literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too! For more information, please call 254-750-8621 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Yoga Lunch Break

The Yoga Lunch Break at the Library continues. Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water. For more information, please call 254-750-5941 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Inspiration Ink

It's time for a new writing club at the East Waco Library! Discover your hidden creativity every Thursday by writing poems, short stories, plays and more! Inspiration Ink is a club where you can be comfortable being yourself--no judging allowed. Write together or alone and have a place to share (but only if you want)! For more information, please call 254-750-8620 or go to wacolibrary.org.

Friday, September 01, 2017

YESTERDAY Beatles Tribute Direct from Las Vegas

YESTERDAY - The Beatles Tribute direct from Las Vegas encompasses all eras of Beatles music from The Hamburg days through the Shea Stadium performances into pop history's magical Sgt. Pepper album and beyond. Complete with Beatle boots, drainpipe trousers, authentic costumes, musical instruments, and singing songs in their original key, YESTERDAY's performance is spot on in every way. This show rich in memories as YESTERDAY has performed around the world portraying musical icons “The Beatles,” YESTERDAY transports its audience to a bygone era of magical innocence. Featuring some of the most finely written songs ever performed, this production is a spellbinding enactment of the best-loved Pop group in the history of modern music. YESTERDAY is featured with other Las Vegas celebrities on giant LED video walls at McCarran International Airport, welcoming all to the "Entertainment Capital of the World"... Las Vegas! Of all the Beatles Tributes, YESTERDAY is Sir Paul McCartney’s favorite. YESTERDAY has toured Japan seven times, and performed on five continents, including U.S. military installations worldwide. With superior showmanship, flawless voices, and exceptional musical abilities, this band is now coming to The Hippodrome Theatre for one night only. Don’t Miss It!

1st Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit: The Art of Survival

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will present a "Climate Change Art Exhibit: The Art of Survival", from Sept. 1 until Sept. 30, at Food for Thought restaurant, 1121 Speight Ave, Waco. The hours are 10am until 9pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The exhibit will emphasize the impacts and existential threat of anthropogenic climate change, along with solutions. The exhibit is free and free reusable shopping bags will be distributed. www.friendsofpeace.org . questions: anorthc@aol.com

Thursday, September 07, 2017

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5K

The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Race includes a 1K fun run, 5K and 10K run, walk/run in beautiful Woodway Park on a certified 5K route through the park and neighborhood.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Front Porch Pickins Vintage & Handmade Market

Shop hundreds of the BEST vintage & handmade vendors around at this fun & hip shopping event! 9am-4pm Saturday & Sunday. Kids 12 & under are FREE! To be a vendor, apply here: www.azstreetmarket.com/front-porch-pickins.html

Master Gardeners at the Farmer's Market - Composting/Vermicomposting

Master Gardeners at the Farmer's Market! Most of us know that compost will boost our gardening success. Today you can ask questions, see demonstrations and take home written information on making your own kitchen compost or worm compost. We will also have information on where to obtain your worms for vermicomposting. Please call the McLennan county Extension office at (254)757-5180 if your have questions regarding this event.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Education Goes To War

Between 2003-2007, Baylor educators made five journeys into Northern Iraq to help prepare a war-torn country for education in the context of democracy, civil rights, and freedom. Bill Mitchell, professor emeritus of political science, joins panelists in telling their story. Learn more at www.baylor.edu/library/eduwar.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Luck of the Draw

The Luck of the Draw Fundraiser is a key component in underwriting scholarships. The fundraiser details are as follows: • Reverse drawing for VISA gift cards • Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold • The first ticket drawn wins $100 • The 299th ticket drawn wins $1,000 in VISA gift cards • The last ticket drawn wins $10,000 in VISA gift cards • If the two finalists choose to split the grand prize, the $1,000 in VISA gift cards is forfeited • Your ticket will have insurance so when your number is drawn, it will be returned to the hopper one time Individual Ticket with Insurance - $150 VIP Tables are available for $1,000 Each ticket entitles you and one guest to a steak dinner, drinks, entertainment, opportunity to win prizes and an evening of fun. For more information or to purchase a ticket or VIP table, contact Melinda Moss at melinda@hotfair.com or 254-224-8276.

Immune Deficiency Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency

Immune Deficiency Foundation, IDF, Community mile and a half walk for Primary Immunodeficiency, PI. Raise money to support the PI research. 800-296-4433

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lunch With the Master Gardeners - Holiday Arrangements - Free Horticulture Seminar

Bring your lunch, join us and learn at our free horticulture seminar offered monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. This month, Rachelle Kemp from R and R Landscaping, will present a fun and informative talk on Holiday arrangements. Contact information: Phone (254)399-9204 E-mail: jschaffer@woodwaymail.org

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stilettos to Stetsons: Women on the Trail

Janice Grelle, female cattle rancher, details the true story of how a British schoolteacher became a Texas cattle rancher and how women navigated the cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail. Grelle’s book, Stilettos to Stetsons, will be available for purchase and signed. Admittance to the lecture is free for members and included in general admission for the public ($8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for children). Coffee and pastries will be provided prior to the lecture.