CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Cooking Well: Philippines

The spices and herbs used in ethnic cuisines not only give a burst of flavor but also possess nutritional and healing attributes because they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. We will explore the traditional foods and ingredients of the Filipino culture prepared in a healthy and delicious way. The class will be taught by instructor, Colleen Foleen of Texas A&M AgriLife. Cost: $29.00 per person

Friday, July 2, 2021

"The Room Has Eyes" by Cory Lind

"The Room Has Eyes” by Artist Cory Lind 2120 Washington Avenue is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition since the COVID-19 pandemic. International Artist Cory Lind will be premiering his new work in the front gallery for the months of July and August. Cory comes to us from Auckland, New Zealand and has quickly become a vital asset to our artistic community. Cory’s visionary and hauntingly beautiful images will resonate into your soul and lift your consciousness to a higher state of being. Enter into a new realm, a fantastic journey, a feast for the eyes and the heart. The Susan L. Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery is excited to be hosting Cory Lind’s first solo art exhibition inside the United States. It is an honor to be a gallery run by artists for the purpose of serving other artists. *Overflow parking is available at 2210 Washington Avenue *Sangria will be served by the gallery at 6:00 pm

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Fourth on the Brazos

We are excited to announce the return of the City of Waco’s annual Fourth on the Brazos celebration! Make plans to join us Sunday, July 4 at Touchdown Alley, next to Baylor's McLane Stadium. Fourth on the Brazos is a Waco tradition with food trucks, live music, family fun and fireworks. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the fireworks kick off at approximately 9:15 p.m. Coolers with drinks and snacks allowed, but glass bottles and containers are prohibited. Visit brazosnightswaco.com or follow Brazos Nights on Facebook or Instagram for information and updates.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

STYROFOAM Recycling Event: Drive-Through Collection

The Waco Friends of the Climate will hold a quarterly Drive-Thru Styrofoam Recycling Event, Sunday, July 11, 1pm until 5pm, in the parking lot in front of Ocean Buffet, at the corner of Valley Mills and Waco Drives. Look for U-Haul trucks with recycling signs on the side. We ask that donors wear masks if unvaccinated, stay in their vehicles. and we will remove the material from trunk and back seats. We accept Styrofoam cups and other food containers, in addition to larger blocks and molded pieces. Peanuts cannot be accepted. Clean the Styrofoam and place small pieces in a plastic bag. Avoid ANY non-Styrofoam materials. Please arrive early, as our trucks may reach capacity. The service is free. Questions: anorthc@aol.com . 254 744 1682

Monday, July 12, 2021

Introduction to Acrylic

Acrylics are an extremely versatile media with their own characteristics. This class is one of a series of virtual courses with artist and instructor, Lee James. His extensive experience with distance learning will provide you with an engaging, interactive, and hands-on experience with personal attention to each student. Designed for all skill levels. This class is a pre-requisite for "Into the Light with Acrylics" and "Discovering the Artist Within". Note: A supply list will be given upon registration.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Ladies Night Comedy at Rogue

Rogue Media Network presents our monthly comedy showcase hosted by Terry Bluez. This month's theme is specifically for the Ladies with an all female lineup featuring comedians Rose Katherine, Alex Berrios, Queentalks, and Tania Morales. We will also be serving complimentary Wine & Mimosas or you can BYOB.

K9 Mutt Dog Training

Hoping to teach Fido a few manners? Build the foundation of good behavior by creating a good relationship with your dog. This beginning course, offered by local canine experts K9mutt Training, teaches the basics of obedience training and helps you better understand your dog. No two family dynamics are the same, so you'll learn the best training methods for you and your dog. This course is for family dogs, shelter and rescue dogs, and special-needs families. You must provide instructor Sandy Wittliff with current shot records at the first class. Please note: Students must provide current shot records for their canine on the first day of class. Vaccines must include Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper, and Rabies. After initial puppy vaccinations, the canine will receive boosters every three years.

Upgrade your Pizza Night

Give your family pizza night an upgrade! Pizza night is a family favorite and after taking this class, you will have the whole family involved. Learn how to make great homemade pizza, which is no match for delivery. Instructor Dawn Schulz provides guided hands-on experience, recipes for delicious pizza dough, her own recipe for tomato-style sauce, and tips for making homemade pizza to rival your favorite pizzeria. The class will dine on the pizzas baked and will take recipes home. Do not miss this class! The class will meet in MCC's own residential-style kitchen. The cost of the class is $39 per person --- Register by going online or give us a call at 254-299-8888

Fields of Gold

Join Artist Susan L. Sistrunk for a rich evening of visual delights as she celebrates her first cohesive abstraction series. Fields of Gold is inspired by a trip to Ireland when Susan was 19. One rainy day in a pub drawing, “Fields of Gold” by Sting came on the Jukebox and since that day has remained a favorite which fills her imagination with swirls of gold and textures. Over the years, it has remained goal to create a body of work representative of that particular piece of music and now it is finally complete. This even is running concurrently with “The Room Has Eyes” by Artist Cory Lind in the Front Gallery. *Overflow parking is available at 2210 Washington Avenue or on opposite side of the street. *Sangria will be served by the gallery at 6:00

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Heart of Nexus Esports Tournament

Come join us for a day of tournaments at Nexus Esports! Free to play! 2pm Tekken 7 4pm Guilty Gear 6pm Smash Bros 254-870-4660

Vacation Bible School

We are so excited to offer a full, in-person VBS this year! Join us July 18-22 as we explore how we are "Treasured" by God. We will have fun and excitement while we learn about Jesus! Children ages PK4-6th Grade are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Tara DeLeon at tara@firstwaco.com. We hope to see you there!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Vacation Bible School

We are so excited to offer a full, in-person VBS this year! Join us July 18-22 as we explore how we are "Treasured" by God. We will have fun and excitement while we learn about Jesus! Children ages PK4-6th Grade are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Tara DeLeon at tara@firstwaco.com. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Vacation Bible School

We are so excited to offer a full, in-person VBS this year! Join us July 18-22 as we explore how we are "Treasured" by God. We will have fun and excitement while we learn about Jesus! Children ages PK4-6th Grade are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Tara DeLeon at tara@firstwaco.com. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Ninja Kids Camp

This new, exciting camp mimics what you would see on Junior American Ninja Warrior! Led by Cindy Herbst, and in partnership with HOT Cheer & Dance, your camper will focus on developing physical and intellectual skills through obstacle course, drills, and skills games. Your child will enhance their focus, balance, control, memory, teamwork and coordination in a fun, encouraging atmosphere. Campers are sure to end their day smiling and sweaty! Be aware this is a physically active class in an open gym setting. This camp is for kids 6-12 years of age. The camp will meet at HOT Cheer & Dance, 8081 Robinson Industrial Park Dr. NOTE: Be sure to bring a snack and drink for your camper and have them wear clothes that are comfortable enough to jump, move, and have tons of fun in! This camp is held in an open gym, warehouse type building, with industrial fans. It will be on the warm side and campers will be participating in high intensity exercises and stations. Please be sure to bring a refillable water bottle so the child can stay hydrated! The cost of the class is $59 per person --- Register by going online or give us a call at 254-299-8888 There are multiple days available, see link.

Vacation Bible School

We are so excited to offer a full, in-person VBS this year! Join us July 18-22 as we explore how we are "Treasured" by God. We will have fun and excitement while we learn about Jesus! Children ages PK4-6th Grade are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Tara DeLeon at tara@firstwaco.com. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Vacation Bible School

We are so excited to offer a full, in-person VBS this year! Join us July 18-22 as we explore how we are "Treasured" by God. We will have fun and excitement while we learn about Jesus! Children ages PK4-6th Grade are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Tara DeLeon at tara@firstwaco.com. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Waco Uptown Art Walk

Join us for a day of art, music, and fun! Vendors and artists will be located at the Susan L. Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery, MC Art Supply, Brown Electric, and Monument Barber Co. and Anna's Taxes. *Overflow Parking is available at 2210 Washington Ave and across the street from the gallery. Susan L. Sistrunk, 254-733-9478, wacouptownartwalk@gmail.com

SPECIAL NEEDS INDIVIDUALS GET IN FREE FOR CHAMPIONS DAY - FAMILIES GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS BEFORE THE WATERPARKS OPENS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Hawaiian Falls is hosting Champions Day Saturday, July 24th at its Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco waterparks. The “Champions” (special needs children or adults) get in free. Companion tickets for family members or caregivers are only $10 each (plus tax, limit 4 people per Champion.) Champions Day tickets and companion tickets can be purchased at the front gate ticket office from 9 a.m. – noon. “This year we’re partnering with Special Olympics of Texas to help spread the word,” said Hawaiian Falls Managing Director Ryan Forson. “But we welcome individuals with special needs of all ages. Every year, we see some special needs children experience a waterpark for the very first time. Their excitement coming in the gate is like Christmas morning! Families tell us how special it is to play together and around other families with similar needs. The heart-warming scenes of kids laughing and squealing with delight brings us such joy. It’s definitely one of our very favorite days of the year.” Special needs individuals and their families will have exclusive access and use of the waterpark from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Season pass holders gain access at 10 a.m. The parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Champions and their caregivers and family can stay all day at no additional cost. Or they can leave any time they choose. To be sensitive to some Champions’ needs, Hawaiian Falls turns down the music, adds more staff to assist families, and reminds staff to be thoughtful about using their whistles. Special event information, park hours, directions and ticket information are available at hfalls.com.

Von O' Rama Car Show

The 2nd Annual Von O’ Rama Car Show has been set for Saturday July 24th at the Riesel ISD parking lot. Come out and enjoy the cars and memories of the late great Von Otto and help us celebrate his legacy. $30 Car Show Registration beginning at 9 am (shirt included) Free to Spectators During the day we will have burn out contest, pinstriper, food vendors, sno cones, cornhole tournament, and other vendors for shopping. Bring any items with you that you would like the striper to paint on. Suggested items could be helmet, engine parts, car, truck, motorcycle, guitar, laptop, toolbox, phone case, etc. He will be setup and ready to start working at 9 am but come early before he gets a line. Burnout Contest pays $500 for 1st place and $250 for 2nd place Sponsored by Hogg Towing and Automotive of Riesel and Mikes Fireworks and liquor out of Marlin. We will award trophies to the top 10 cars and specialty awards such as "best interior" "best engine" "best bike" "best off road vehicle" etc *No Alcohol or Smoking as this is a Drug Free Campus Contact Daniel at 254-498-2020

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Heart of Nexus Gaming Tournament

Join us for a day of gaming tournaments at Nexus Esports! 2:00pm- Tekken 7. 4:00pm- Guilty Gear Strive. 6:00pm- Smash Bros. Free entry! 254-870-4660

Heart of Nexus Gaming Tournament

Come join us at Nexus Esports for a day of free-to-play tournaments! 2:00pm Tekken 7 4:00pm Guilty Gear 6:00pm Smash Bros

Monday, July 26, 2021

Hot Dog & Burger Buns

Nothing goes better with great grilled hamburgers or hot dogs than soft, rich, golden buns. This class is just in time for you to prepare for summer cookouts. Join instructor Dawn Schulz as she teaches you how to use one versatile recipe to make both hamburger and hot dog bun. You will learn to make, shape, and bake buns perfect for your next backyard or picnic gathering with family and friends. Class includes samples and recipes to take home. NOTE: There are multiple dates available for this course, please see link. July 26 August 28

Ninja Kids Camp

This new, exciting camp mimics what you would see on Junior American Ninja Warrior! Led by Cindy Herbst, and in partnership with HOT Cheer & Dance, your camper will focus on developing physical and intellectual skills through obstacle course, drills, and skills games. Your child will enhance their focus, balance, control, memory, teamwork and coordination in a fun, encouraging atmosphere. Campers are sure to end their day smiling and sweaty! Be aware this is a physically active class in an open gym setting. This camp is for kids 6-12 years of age. The camp will meet at HOT Cheer & Dance, 8081 Robinson Industrial Park Dr. NOTE: Be sure to bring a snack and drink for your camper and have them wear clothes that are comfortable enough to jump, move, and have tons of fun in! This camp is held in an open gym, warehouse type building, with industrial fans. It will be on the warm side and campers will be participating in high intensity exercises and stations. Please be sure to bring a refillable water bottle so the child can stay hydrated!

Into the Light Acrylic

Creating art is so much more than brushing on paint. This game changing art experience will profoundly influence and inspire how you approach painting, and enhance both your work and enjoyment of painting as well. Join artist and instructor, Lee James in this exciting virtual course. This class is a pre-requisite for "Discovering the Artist Within", and a supply list will be given upon registration.