CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Thursday, November 05, 2015

YMCA Health Expo

Be a hero for your health! Join us for this free event and take part in the following screenings: blood pressure, glucose, vision, hearing and body fat. Flu shots offered on a cash basis. The first 20 will receive free flu shots! Contact Crystal Hernandez at 254-776-6612 or crystal.hernandez@ymcactx.org for more details.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Sic 'Em Science Day

Join the Mayborn Museum Complex and Baylor students on Saturday, November 7, for Sic 'Em Science Day! Baylor University chemistry students will showcase their educational talents as they bring together the art of science and magic. Visitors who bring their own empty 2-liter soda bottle will be able to make, decorate and launch their own rockets starting at 10:30 am. A Chemistry Magic Show will take place at 1:00 pm. Admission to the museum includes all activities and events. Baylor University students and museum members receive free admission. Event may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For information on the status of the event, please call the museum at (254)710-1104.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation with Frank Stella and Jason Kaufman

The Allbritton Art Institute is pleased to announce that we will host internationally recognized artist Frank Stella and critically acclaimed art critic Jason Kaufman for our Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Jones Theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Jason Kaufman will interview Frank Stella about his life, art, career and work. This interview follows the October 30th opening of "Frank Stella: A Retrospective" at the Whitney Museum of American Art, which will be the most comprehensive career retrospective of his work and the museum’s first retrospective for a living artist. There will be a question and answer session following the interview. We hope you will join us for Mr. Stella’s first visit to the Baylor University and Waco communities. This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be limited. A buffet reception will follow. If you have questions or for more information, please contact the Allbritton Art Institute at (254) 710-6255 or email allbritton_art_institute@baylor.edu. The Allbritton Art Institute, a Texas Non-Profit Corporation and affiliate of Baylor University, was established on October 31, 1997 by Joe and Barbara Allbritton to promote the appreciation and comprehensive study of the artist and art movements of the 19th- and 20th- centuries. The Allbritton Art Institute has been offering classes on the Baylor University campus since the fall of 1998.

Nov 10th Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

Join us for knitting, crocheting, socializing. Free. All welcome. Bring a friend.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Special Friends Frenzy at Sul Ross Community Center

The Sul Ross Community Center (15th St. and Waco Dr.) will host “Special Friends Frenzy” on Wednesday, November 11th at 6:30 p.m. Bring your special needs friends or family members to enjoy a night of social dancing. Music will be provided by DJ Renee, plus refreshments, and cool door prizes every 30 minutes. This event takes place every 2nd Wednesday of each month. 6:30 pm.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

A Veterans Day Celebration will be held November 11 at the Veterans One Stop. Active service members, Veterans and family members are invited to enjoy a day of free barbeque, live music, and socializing. Serving those who’ve served. The Veterans One Stop.

Waco Veterans Day Parade

Have you thanked a veteran lately? On Wednesday, November 11th, Central Texans will come together to show their appreciation for our nation’s veterans at Waco’s Annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Waco, starting shortly after 11 a.m. The parade features a variety of floats, bands, cheer squads, drill teams and our beloved veterans. All the action will be broadcast live on the Waco City Cable Channel [Time Warner channel 10 or Grande channel 10] in HD, from five different cameras. The station will also offer live parade commentary from the corner of 5th St. and Austin Ave. The same LIVE coverage can be seen on the WCCC.TV Web Channel and mobile app at www.wccc.tv, viewable from anywhere in the world over the Internet or mobile device. Join us in celebrating the lifelong dedication of those who have served our country and fought to defend the freedom we all enjoy.

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame to Honor All Military

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is hosting Military Appreciation Day on Veterans Day – Wednesday, November 11th. Active duty personnel, retirees and Veterans will receive FREE admission to the Museum while their family members will receive discounted admissions. Please show a valid id or documentation of service – medals, service records, and photographs are accepted. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the last guest admitted at 4:30 p.m. The museum is accessible from the University Parks Drive Entrance. For more information, visit www.TexasRanger.org or call 750-8631.

Doris Miller Memorial Fundraiser at the Hippodrome

On November 11th, The Hippodrome (727 Austin Ave.) will present two showings of "Tora! Tora! Tora!" to honor our veterans and to raise funds for the Doris Miller Memorial project. The first showing will be at 12:30 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be greatly appreciated.

Wild About Waco

The next Wild About Waco class is coming to the Mayborn Museum (1300 S. University Parks Dr.) on Wednesday, November 11th from 2 to 5 p.m. Wild About Waco is a 3 hour customer service training session, tailored specifically for Waco & the Heart of Texas. The program encourages locals to incorporate visitor-friendly practices in their jobs. Our goal is to make Waco & the Heart of Texas the most customer-friendly region in Texas! The class includes information about Waco & the Heart of Texas attractions, as well as updated Texas Friendly hospitality training. To register and for more information, visit Wild About Waco at wacoheartoftexas.com.

Friday, November 13, 2015

"Colors of the Season" Style Show and Luncheon - Historic Waco Foundation

"Colors of the Season" Style Show and Luncheon is a fundraiser benefiting Historic Waco Foundation. Come see the latest styles from Waco's finest boutiques. Tickets are $50.00 or $500.00 for a table seating 10. November 3, 2015 is the registration deadline. Please call (254) 753-5166 or e-mail hwf@hot.rr.com for more information.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Free Tutoring

Tutoring for grades K–8 is offered at the library. Bring your homework for a little extra help! For more information: Call 750-8621 or visit wacolibrary.org

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Free Tutoring

Free homework tutor at the Central Library from 5-6pm. Bring study materials for Round Robin-style tutoring. For grades K-8.

We Give Thanks Storytime

Children ages 3-6 can enjoy great Thanksgiving stories. Make a craft and have a treat For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Nov 19th Waco Knitters & Crocheters Meetup

Join us for knitting, crocheting, socializing. Free. All welcome. Bring a friend.

CYT Waco Presents The Wizard of Oz

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination. This musical includes favorites such as Over The Rainbow, Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead), If I Only Had A Brain, If I Only Had A Heart, If I Only Had The Nerve , We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road), The Jitterbug, The Merry Old Land of Oz, and If I Were King Of The Forest. Put a smile on everyone’s face and come see CYT's version of THE WIZARD OF OZ!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Storytime

Join us for stories, crafts and fun about Thanksgiving. For more information: Call 750-8621 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

AVANCE-Waco Extravaganza and Quinceañera Gala

You are invited to the 3rd annual AVANCE-Waco Extravaganza and Quinceañera Gala on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for a "Starry Night" at the Baylor Club at the beautiful McLane Stadium. A young lady of outstanding academic merit, who went through the AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program with her mother when just a young child, will be presented her “Sweet 15.” This festive evening, with music and dancing and plenty to eat and drink, will include silent and audible auctions, piñata games with hundreds of dollars’ worth of gifts cards and much more! We hope to raise awareness about the good work of AVANCE-Waco, as well as provide a cultural celebration for the community to enjoy. Table sponsorships and limited individual tickets are available. For more information, please contact the AVANCE office at 254-296-0449 or email info.waco@avance.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

Saturday, November 21, 2015

LEGO Lab

Join us for a LEGO adventure! Here's a chance to get connected with other LEGO-heads and build great things at the library. For ages 6-11. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Waco Heart Walk

The annual Heart Walk benefits the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. Ready, set, GO! with Sportacus and LazyTown! Join LazyTown’s very own athletic, super-active SuperHero Sportacus and get moving for a great cause! Meet Sportacus at the Waco Heart Walk. Join us for this family-friendly 5K fun-raiser.

Teen Minecraft Club

Come and build and mine the library realm – Land of the Dragonborn. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. For ages 11-15. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sears Member Only Event

This event is for Shop Your Way Members ONLY. Contact 254-751-5376 with any questions, or additional information on how to become a Member before the event.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

National Novel Writing Month Come Write-in

Join us at the library to get inspiration, meet other writers, find a quiet space and get those word counts up. For more information: Call 750-5941 or visit wacolibrary.org