CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Monday, May 27, 2019

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meeting with documentary "Anote's Ark"

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will screen the documentary "Anote's Ark," 6pm, Monday, May 27, at Poppa Rollos Pizza, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco. The film explains how the President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, struggles to preserve a home for the island's citizens as the land submerges beneath the ocean. Free film and pizza/pasta/salad buffet. www.friendsofpeace.org questions: anorthc@aol.com

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

LEGO Lab

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Sometimes we will have a project to work on together and sometimes you can just let your building and imagination skills go WILD!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Waco Solid Waste Services and Waco Stormwater Compliance are encouraging residents to participate in the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Day. This event is for residents of Hewitt, Lacy Lakeview, Waco and Woodway only. The collection event is from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Waco Solid Waste Operations Center at 501 Schroeder Drive. Items accepted • Paint, Lighter Fluid, Solvents & Varnish • Old gasoline and gasoline mixtures • Batteries of all kinds • CFLs and fluorescent light tubes • Cleaning Products, such as Oven Cleaner, Drain Cleaner, Stain Remover • Lawn & Garden Chemicals, Herbicides & Pesticides • Used Motor Oil & Filters, Transmission & Brake Fluid, Antifreeze • Household Products Labeled “Caution,” “Warning,” or “Poison.” • Pool Chemicals • Electronics (Computers, Fax Machines, Monitors, Printers, Scanners, hard drives, keyboards, speakers, cords, cables, software), Televisions , Stereo equipment, VCR and DVD players • Tires (5 per household, No tires with rims/wheels, Residential tires only, No business tires, No OTR, Skid Steer, Earth Movers, large farm or agricultural tires; Maximum size: 20 inches) Residents must bring a utility bill from their city of residence for proof of residency. No commercial waste will be accepted. For answers to questions concerning this event, please contact Waco Solid Waste Services at (254) 299-2612.

Mammoth Trail Maintenance Day

Volunteers Needed for monthly hiking trails maintenance! (every first Saturday from 9am-5pm, come and go) In what looks like a scene from Jurassic park, we have huge piles (of mulch) that are steaming due to decomposition heat rising on a cold day. So, we need you to spread that mulch soon. Help your favorite National Monument and re-mulch our Eagle Trail! It's a half mile of scenic nature trail that needs a little TLC. Please bring your own wheel barrows, shovels, loppers, gloves, and protective eyewear. City of Waco Parks and Rec will provide the mulch and safety vests. Upon arrival, participants or their guardians will need to sign volunteer forms before any maintenance work begins. Stay an hour, or stay all day! Bring a sack lunch and plenty to drink (coolers are welcome, no glass bottles please). We appreciate your help!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Riesel Fair

Gate entry - $3 13 & up $2 5 to 12 4 & under Free Riesel Fair kicks off with a street parade on Thursday June 6th at 6:30 PM Live Music June 6th - Kayla Ray Live Music June 7th - Nolan Pick Live Music June 8th - Johnnie Bradshaw and the Out of the Blue Band Live music begins at 8 PM nightly Cornhole Tournament June 8th - sign up by 1 PM $10 donation per person trophies for 1st and 2nd place team. Bring your teammate or find one today! BYOB $10 cooler fee no bottles and coolers must stay in the stage area Armbands for rides $20 from 7 to 10 PM Vendors will be inside the large building and outside Concessions will be for sale by the Riesel Lions Club

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Pop-Up Saturday: World Oceans Day

Learn about ways you can reuse plastic and help the planet while making a fun and crafty ocean-in-a-bottle! This activity is great for people of all ages, and children will especially love the sensory play involved in this craft. This activity is free with general admission and will be located in the Museum courtyard.

Mammoth Junior Ranger Day

Become a Junior Ranger! Join every second Saturday for a special day of junior ranger activities. Come earn any or all of these fun badges: WACO Mammoth, Jr. Paleontologist, Boy Scout Ranger, Girl Scout Ranger, Night Explorer, Eclipse Explorer, and Centennial Jr Ranger....some rare and hard to find! 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ranger Guided tours every 30 minutes. $5.00 or less person. 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Nature Hike - scout our Eagle Trail for local animals and wildflowers. Free. 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Story Time - join a park ranger for a fun Ice Age story. Free. . 12:00 PM: Make A Fossil - learn about different kinds of fossils and make one to keep! $0.50 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Ancient Oceans - find and keep real fossils in this educational class. $3.00 2:00 PM: Bone-oculars - make and decorate your very own fossil-riffic binoculars to help you see our dig site during your tour. $1.50 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Ancient Oceans - find and keep real fossils in this educational class. $3.00

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Seeing the World of Art

Guest artist Becky Witherspoon will present her perspective and insight of the world of art.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Summer in Design Den: Marble Roller Coasters

Zoom-in to build your own marble roller-coaster using recyclables.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

LEGO Lab

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Sometimes we will have a project to work on together and sometimes you can just let your building and imagination skills go WILD!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Public Meeting: A new Fire Station to located on the 25th St. Theater property

CONCEPTUAL DRAWINGS FOR THE NEW STATION, WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, WILL BE ON DISPLAY AND THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO GIVE FEEDBACK. WHILE THE CONCEPTUAL DRAWINGS ARE CURRENTLY UNDER WRAPS, THE NEW STATION WILL TAKE UP A FULL BLOCK AND WILL INCLUDE TWO BAYS DESIGNED TO HOUSE THE LARGER TRUCKS THAT ARE MORE TYPICAL OF MODERN FIRE STATIONS. WACO’S FIRE ADMINISTRATION OFFICES WILL BE MOVED FROM THEIR CURRENT LOCATION ON 10TH STREET AND COLUMBUS AVENUE TO THE NEW STATION, WHICH WILL ALSO BE HOME TO A COMMUNITY MEETING SPACE.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Celebrate Health

22 local health and community-based providers will offer a variety of free services for under-resource Waco residents, particularly North Waco. Contact the Mission Waco office, 254.753.4900 for additional information.