CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Monday, February 01, 2016

Beginning Swimming for Adults

Calling all adults who never learned to swim — there is no time like the present! This course is designed specifically for adults to learn the basics of swimming and to encourage those adults who want to improve their skills and confidence in the water. Instructor Missy Kittner will put you at ease and teach you the techniques to enjoy the pool. After this course, you’ll have no excuse not to “jump in.” Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel. Goggles are optional. Class is held at the Center of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church. Please register by March 21st. Students must be 18 years or older. Registration fee is $65. For more information visit www.mccandyou.com or call 254-299-8888

Chinese Cooking: Beyond Wok-ing

Move beyond Chinese stir-fry basics to discover more complex Cantonese dishes! Instructor Dennis Tang teaches students how to steam, stew, blanch and fry traditional dim sum. The class is held in the McLennan's residential-style kitchen classroom. Sorry, no refunds. Registration fee is $79. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Adult Voice Lessons

Whether you want to improve on the fundamentals, want to learn a new song, or are just starting out and don't know where to begin, voice instructor and performer Glenn Beals will help you develop your voice to make beautiful music. Once registered, you will schedule eight individual sessions of 30 minutes with the instructor in the McLennan Ball Performing Arts Center. Sorry, no refunds. Registration fee is $239. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Basic Workplace Computer Skills

Learn the computer skills you need for the job you want! Offered by McLennan Continuing Education in partnership with HOT Goodwill Industries, this course will provide you with fundamental office computer skills. Topics include: printing, creating and managing files and folders, understanding and navigating the Internet, and sending effective emails. You'll also get an overview of the most common programs in the workforce - Word, PowerPoint and Excel - as well as learn program integration, simple database management and transferring data. The instructor will help you put these skills to work by creating a resume. Whether you're a job seeker or seeking advancement in your current job, this computer course is for you! All class materials and a flash drive with course exercises will be provided. Registration fee is $10. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Word 2010 Overview

MCC Continuing Education, in partnership with Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries, offers Microsoft Office courses to help you improve your computer skills. Learn the fundamentals of Word 2010, including formatting and editing text and pictures, clipart, tables, SmartArt graphics, using Mail Merge, and 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. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

I phone Basics

Unleash the power of your iPhone. Learn more about your basic applications and settings and discover how to make the iPhone work better for the way you live your life. You’ll find out how to download some cool free apps, too. Please bring your 4G or later iPhone and your iTunes login information to class. Seating is limited in this hands-on course, so register today! Registration fee is $29. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Wedding & Event Planning

This is your opportunity to become a certified Wedding and Event Planner! This intensive, ten-week program includes classroom time, online materials, and involvement with local vendors and real wedding ceremonies. At the end of this course, you'll have everything you need to know to have a successful wedding and event planning business. At the completion of this course, students will receive a Wedding Planning Certification. All course materials are provided; instructors are certified planners; no refunds will be given after the second class meeting. Registration fee is $995. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Basic French Conversation

If you want an introduction to this beautiful language or if you have travel plans to France, this is the perfect course. Learn basic phrases and expressions that will allow you to participate in simple conversations. Our native French instructor, Claude Valahu, will teach you basic grammar, but the emphasis will be on vocabulary and simple exchanges. As a bonus, you'll also learn about the various French cultures and the differences that make each area of France unique. Students may bring a recording device. Textbook is included in the course cost. Registration fee is $111. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Piano for Adults

Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano? Or maybe you need to refresh your skills? Instructor Mario Barbosa, Baylor University piano performance graduate, will tailor six private lessons to your goals for piano playing. Learn how to play the piano or restore your skills and continue where you left off. Upon registration, you will schedule six 30-minute individual sessions with the instructor. Sessions are held in the Steinway practice rooms in the McLennan Ball Performing Arts Center. Students may use their own music books or purchase one of the instructor's choosing. Sorry, no refunds. Registration fee is $212. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Today's Retirement Planning for Waco

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 $24. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Knitting Fingerless Mitts and

Intermediate and advanced knitters: Learn how to knit fingerless mitts and hats with instructor Dawn Burns. Fingerless mitts are prefect for Texas winters and chilly offices! You will practice using double point needles for the mitts and circular knitting for the hats. Students must be at least 16 years old and must be able to perform knit and purl stiches. Upon registration, contact the Continuing Education office for a list of supplies to bring to class. Registration fee is $39. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Excel 2010 Overview

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

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Toddler Time

A storytime geared for the interests and attention span of 1-2 year olds is held weekly to increase language development and pre-literacy skills. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Mayborn Museum Director’s Forum Lecture Series: When Cotton was King

For over 100 years cotton dictated the culture and economy of the south. Join our guest lecturer Watson C. Arnold, MD, PhD and learn about the cotton farmers whose livelihoods were tied to cycles of the cotton crop. Cost: Free, but does not include admission to the Museum. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call (254)710-1733 for reservations and any other information.

VETERAN WRITES Workshop: Learning to Share Your Story

The Writer's Garret, a literary non-profit based in Dallas, is offering a FREE multi-day writing workshop for all Waco/Central Texas area military veterans. Learn to share the story of your military experience with skill and power. For more details and to register, visit vetswritetruth.eventbrite.com

“A Town Hall Meeting”: A special event to celebrate Black History Month

“A Town Hall Meeting”: A special event to celebrate Black History Month A conversation with Lt. Colonel Allen Smith Thursday, 4th February, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. Bledsoe-Miller Recreation Center, Waco, Presented by: Central Texas African American Heritage Foundation Sponsors: City of Waco, Community Race Relations Coalition, Cultural Arts of Waco, Waco NAACP James A. Edmond American Legion Post 121

Friday, February 05, 2016

LOL Comedy Nights @ Cozys

Laugh Out Loud @ Cozy's with Comedian Que (Clean)

Multicultural Storytime

Stories, songs, crafts and snacks for children ages 3-6. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Historic Preservation Commission Workshop at Hippodrome

Purchase tickets in advance at the Waco Hippodrome Box Office ($5 by February 3rd, $10 after February 3rd) Join us for an in-depth look at tax incentives, preservation credits, and other programs for the preservation of historic buildings. Panel members include state & local tax credit professionals, and experts in the fields of architecture, urban planning, downtown revitalization, & local history. Business owners, entrepreneurs, developers, real estate professionals, downtown redevelopment officials, and other interested parties in preservation are welcome. Come be a part of Downtown Waco, where preserving the past moves us forward! Ticket purchase includes informational lectures, morning coffee & refreshments, light snacks, and a guided bus tour of Downtown Waco (optional).

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Mary Stuart

Directed by: David Jortner Passion and politics, ideology and pragmatism ... Schiller's brilliant 19th century masterpiece comes to life in a stunning new translation by Peter Oswald. Mary, Queen of Scots, must match wits, ideas, political savvy, and religious convictions with her sister, Elizabeth I. As allies become traitors and the powerless reach for power, Mary must use all of her talents in order to save her own life, while Elizabeth learns the true cost of sovereignty. Call Baylor Theatre box office for tickets: (254) 710-1865

Baby Time

This program is aimed for babies 0-12 months with rhymes, songs and short stories. This is the first of 6 programs that will be repeated throughout the year. Registration is required. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Free Tutoring

Tutoring for grades K–8 is offered at the library. Bring your homework for a little extra help! For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Floral Table Designs in Glassware

Join instructor Aime Sommerfeld-Lillard for a fun-filled evening of learning how to combine a variety of glass containers with flowers to create unique and artful centerpieces for your table. Discover how to use as few as five flowers or as many as in a full boquet! You will take a few flowers home, so that you can continue practicing your new skills! Registration fee is $29. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Feb 9th Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

Knitting & Crocheters meetup. All skill levels and all ages welcome. Get some help. Give some help. All welcome.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Toddler Time

A storytime geared for the interests and attention span of 1-2 year olds is held weekly to increase language development and pre-literacy skills. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Toddler Time

A storytime geared for the interests and attention span of 1-2 year olds is held weekly to increase language development and pre-literacy skills. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Free Tutoring

Tutoring for grades K–8 is offered at the library. Bring your homework for a little extra help! For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Mary Stuart

Directed by David Jortner Passion and politics, ideology and pragmatism ... Schiller's brilliant 19th century masterpiece comes to life in a stunning new translation by Peter Oswald. Mary, Queen of Scots, must match wits, ideas, political savvy, and religious convictions with her sister, Elizabeth I. As allies become traitors and the powerless reach for power, Mary must use all of her talents in order to save her own life, while Elizabeth learns the true cost of sovereignty.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Mary Stuart

Directed by David Jortner Passion and politics, ideology and pragmatism ... Schiller's brilliant 19th century masterpiece comes to life in a stunning new translation by Peter Oswald. Mary, Queen of Scots, must match wits, ideas, political savvy, and religious convictions with her sister, Elizabeth I. As allies become traitors and the powerless reach for power, Mary must use all of her talents in order to save her own life, while Elizabeth learns the true cost of sovereignty.

Anime Club

Come watch anime, do anime-related crafts, have a snack, and meet other teens with interests you share! For ages 11-15. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Sensory Storytime

A storytime for special needs children ages 3-12 For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Happy Valentine’s Day Storytime

Stories, songs, crafts and snacks for children ages 3-6. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Friday, February 12, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Mary Stuart

Directed by David Jortner Passion and politics, ideology and pragmatism ... Schiller's brilliant 19th century masterpiece comes to life in a stunning new translation by Peter Oswald. Mary, Queen of Scots, must match wits, ideas, political savvy, and religious convictions with her sister, Elizabeth I. As allies become traitors and the powerless reach for power, Mary must use all of her talents in order to save her own life, while Elizabeth learns the true cost of sovereignty. Call Baylor Theatre box office for tickets: (254) 710-1865

Relay for Life

RELAY FOR LIFE TAKES PLACE SATURDAY, MARCH 12 FROM 6 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT AT THE BAYLOR STUDENT TAILGATE (1601 MLK, JR. BLVD.). THERE’S STILL TIME TO GRAB A TEAM AND JOIN THE FUN -- ALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE. THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST, MOST IMPACTFUL FUNDRAISING EVENT TO END CANCER. TO SIGN UP OR TO LEARN MORE, VISIT THE RELAY FOR LIFE OF MCLENNAN COUNTY FACEBOOK PAGE, OR CALL 254-644-0371.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Family Expo

Community Wide Event - FREE ADMISSION! Featuring 70 vendors: shopping, health fair, job fair, kids area with bounce house; classic car show, 3 fashion shows. Direct Auto $100 Cash Giveaway Every Hour; free lunch buffet and more. Live Radio Remotes with Power 108 and LaLey 104.1, Sub-Rock Entertainment DJs and local performances too. Costumed Characters for kids photos. Caritas Food Drive: bring 2 cans receive 1 Raffle Ticket.

Lover's Paradise

Featuring two stars of multiple Tyler Perry Plays and Finalists of America's Got Talent, THE CRAIG LEWIS BAND!

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

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Mary Stuart

Directed by David Jortner Passion and politics, ideology and pragmatism ... Schiller's brilliant 19th century masterpiece comes to life in a stunning new translation by Peter Oswald. Mary, Queen of Scots, must match wits, ideas, political savvy, and religious convictions with her sister, Elizabeth I. As allies become traitors and the powerless reach for power, Mary must use all of her talents in order to save her own life, while Elizabeth learns the true cost of sovereignty. Call Baylor Theatre box office for tickets: (254) 710-1865

Dallas Summer Musical:"Bridges of Madison County"

Dallas Summer Musicals brings Bridges of Madison County to the stage in February. McLennan instructors Lori Wiseheart and Gary Fultz will host this fun outing to the theatre. Price includes round trip transportation, brunch-lunch at the Dallas Music Hall, and a ticket to the performance. For more information about the production visit www.dallassummermusicals.org. Registration fee is $99. There will be no refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline of January 11th. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Mary Stuart

Directed by David Jortner Passion and politics, ideology and pragmatism ... Schiller's brilliant 19th century masterpiece comes to life in a stunning new translation by Peter Oswald. Mary, Queen of Scots, must match wits, ideas, political savvy, and religious convictions with her sister, Elizabeth I. As allies become traitors and the powerless reach for power, Mary must use all of her talents in order to save her own life, while Elizabeth learns the true cost of sovereignty. Call Baylor Theatre box office for tickets: (254) 710-1865

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Mary Stuart

Directed by David Jortner Passion and politics, ideology and pragmatism ... Schiller's brilliant 19th century masterpiece comes to life in a stunning new translation by Peter Oswald. Mary, Queen of Scots, must match wits, ideas, political savvy, and religious convictions with her sister, Elizabeth I. As allies become traitors and the powerless reach for power, Mary must use all of her talents in order to save her own life, while Elizabeth learns the true cost of sovereignty. Call Baylor Theatre box office for tickets: (254) 710-1865

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Advanced Meteorology

The weather forecast you see on your television or smartphone is only a small part of meteorology. There is a lot of math and science that goes into it. This class teaches the different types of computer models and how they work, how global weather patterns like El Nino come into play, and what is being done to advance the field of meteorology. With Conley Isom, KXXV TV First Alert 25 meteorologist, you will also explore the social science of weather – understanding why one person seeks shelter from a storm while another does not. We will also talk in depth on climate change, using data and discussing the impact on business. Registration fee is $31. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

FREE Tutoring

Tutoring for grades K–8 is offered at the library. Bring your homework for a little extra help! For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Baby Time

This program is aimed for babies 0-12 months with rhymes, songs and short stories. This is the first of 6 programs that will be repeated throughout the year. Registration is required. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feb 18th Knit @ Nite

Come join us for knitting, crocheting, socialization and a short demo. Bring your project to work on. All welcome.

Kids’ Computer Class

A computer class for kids in 3rd-5th grades to learn about different computer-related topics. This month’s topic: Internet Search Skills For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

African Folktales

Stories, songs, crafts and snacks for children ages 3-6. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

Friday, February 19, 2016

African Folktales

Stories, songs, crafts and snacks for children ages 3-6. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

LOL Comedy Nights @ Cozys

Laugh Out Loud with Comedian Edwin Douglas (Clean/Mature)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Overnight Gaming Lock-In

Join us for our monthly overnight gaming lock-in. You can play Xbox Ones, PS4s, WiiUs, 360s, PCs, pool, and air hockey all night long! The price is $25 and includes free pizza. For more info give us a call at 254-759-8884.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Safety & Awareness for Seniors

This session will familiarize senior adults 50 and older with their surroundings through a common-sense approch to security at home and in public. The discussion will include everyday activities such as sending and receiving mail, receiving invited and uninvited guests at the door, lighting inside and outside the home, Internet safety, self-protection, roadside assistance and awareness of the latest scams. This class will be conducted by Frank Walker, CEO of All For One Investigations and Security, retired military and former Air Force One security consultant. Registration fee is $11. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dental Health

Stories, songs, crafts and snacks for children ages 3-6. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit wacolibrary.org

FREE Tutoring

Tutoring for grades K–8 is offered at the library. Bring your homework for a little extra help! For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Feb 25th Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

Knitters, Crocheters, all fiber artisans are welcome to join us for a Knitting & Crochet meetup.

HRM Vs Personnel Management

Human Resource Management to elaborate further it is nothing but what we call as the HR team of a company, or the Human Resource Team of any company. Well the explanations say that the human resource team or the HRM of any company is a department of any organization that concentrates on recruiting employees, managing them and directing them for the growth of both the employees and the organization. For more information regarding this course you can visit our website: https://www.educba.com/hrm-vs-personnel-management/

Friday, February 26, 2016

Dental Health

Stories, songs, crafts and snacks for children ages 3-6. For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Email Etiquette

We bring you this wonderful course on Email Etiquette. This detailed course will help you understand all the important concepts and topics of Email Etiquette. About the Course: E-mail has generally been used as an informal means of communication. However, as it becomes increasingly popular in the job application process, students need to take time to think through the content of their e-mail and address the message that they might be sending to employers. An e-mail to an employer should never just say “see attached.” The receiver may not even open the attachment. Although employers don’t always read an entire cover letter the first time, they do expect the writer to take time to include the necessary information in an appropriate way. The following rules should be used for e-mail when writing or responding to: potential employers, co-workers, colleagues, business members, and college staff or personnel. You will be taken seriously, and will often be given more credibility.

Paci Fair

Parent and Child Initiative - Expecting mothers and parents raising a young child. We will have Nurses, financial planners, dental providers, Medicaid experts, vision screenings and lots of local agencies and community resourses

How to Write a Business Plan?

A business plan is a written copy of your imagination cum planning and summarized view of your strategies. Now if you have sat down to write a business plan, you must have figured out what business you want to start and other necessary questions. A Business plan is a written piece of the future of your business. First of all prepare it on your own as nobody else can understand and elaborate the idea as you can do. There are few points I am going to mention in this article so that you won’t need a template to write a business plan. For more information regarding this course you can visit our website: https://www.educba.com/how-to-write-a-business-plan/

HOT Chili Fest

Chili Tasting begins at noon. Other events include Kids Area, Live Music, Margarita Contest, Vendors and a Poker Run. Chili Teams are welcome. Visit HOTChiliFest.com to sign up. All proceeds go to the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo Scholarship Fund.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Basic Workplace Computer Skills

Learn the computer skills you need for the job you want! Offered by McLennan Continuing Education in partnership with HOT Goodwill Industries, this course will provide you with fundamental office computer skills. Topics include: printing, creating and managing files and folders, understanding and navigating the Internet, and sending effective emails. You'll also get an overview of the most common programs in the workforce - Word, PowerPoint and Excel - as well as learn program integration, simple database management and transferring data. The instructor will help you put these skills to work by creating a resume. Whether you're a job seeker or seeking advancement in your current job, this computer course is for you! All class materials and a flash drive with course exercises will be provided. Registration fee is $10. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com.

Word 2010 Overview

MCC Continuing Education, in partnership with Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries, offers Microsoft Office courses to help you improve your computer skills. Learn the fundamentals of Word 2010, including formatting and editing text and pictures, clipart, tables, SmartArt graphics, using Mail Merge, and 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

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Cookies + Coloring - Roy Lichtenstein

Cookies & Coloring is a fun, brief lesson about a famous artist followed by an art project! Cookies are provided, the art lesson is geared toward children 4-11 years, but all ages are welcome. Come enjoy an art project, free cookies, and learn about modern art with us this semester! Feel free to call if you have questions (254)752-4371

FREE Tutoring

Tutoring for grades K–8 is offered at the library. Bring your homework for a little extra help! Cost: Free For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org