CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Unbound's Light Up The Dark 5K presented by Chick-fil-A Baylor

The Unbound Light Up The Dark 5K presented by Chick-fil-A - Baylor University on 7th Street is a fun, family-friendly “glow-in-the-dark” run to raise money and awareness for the anti-human trafficking work of Unbound. This annual event is fun for everyone, whether you’re a slow walker or a professional runner! This year, we are offering in-person and virtual options to participants to fight human trafficking in Waco, Texas, and around the world.  IN-PERSON: Join us at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas on March 27, 2021, for a night of fun and wild experiences. We'll have food trucks, music, games, and a "glowing good time".  VIRTUAL: Fight human trafficking wherever you are in the world! Get your friends, family, or "quaran-team" together to support Unbound. Register as an individual or set up a team and receive our Glow Global box with glow-in-the-dark gear for you and your crew. We'll send out other info and ways to join in the fun to race registrants between now and race day. Make sure you're registered so we can keep you up to date! Contact information: waco@unboundnow.org

March Uptown Art Walk

Come out to join us in the warm spring weather for the March Uptown Art Walk! This event is 100% free for artists to participate and is a wonderful opportunity for locals to support their favorite Waco Artists. Artists will be located in front of the Kieran-Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery (which will be open for business during the event), MC Art Supplies, Brown’s Electric and Monument Barber Co. All artists retain 100% of sales during the event. *Masks are required and must be worn appropriately during this event. *Overflow parking is available at 2210 Washington Avenue.

Unbound's Light Up The Dark 5K presented by Chick-fil-A Baylor

The Unbound Light Up The Dark 5K presented by Chick-fil-A - Baylor University on 7th Street is a fun, family-friendly “glow-in-the-dark” run to raise money and awareness for the anti-human trafficking work of Unbound. This annual event is fun for everyone, whether you’re a slow walker or a professional runner! This year, we are offering in-person and virtual options to participants to fight human trafficking in Waco, Texas, and around the world.  IN-PERSON: Join us at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas on March 27, 2021, for a night of fun and wild experiences. We'll have food trucks, music, games, and a "glowing good time".  VIRTUAL: Fight human trafficking wherever you are in the world! Get your friends, family, or "quaran-team" together to support Unbound. Register as an individual or set up a team and receive our Glow Global box with glow-in-the-dark gear for you and your crew. We'll send out other info and ways to join in the fun to race registrants between now and race day. Make sure you're registered so we can keep you up to date! Contact information: waco@unboundnow.org

Friday, April 2, 2021

The Good Friday Fundraiser

The Annual McDonald’s Good Friday Fundraiser benefits 100 Clubs throughout South Central Texas. The event was established to financially assist area 100 Clubs and support their mission of providing financial assistance to the families of first responders. Since its inception, $526,137.91 has been raised for local 100 Club chapters. Local McDonald’s throughout South Central Texas will donate a percentage of their sales on Good Friday to the Waco 100 Club.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

STYROFOAM Recycling Event: Drive-Thru Collection

The Waco Friends of the Climate will hold a Drive-Thru Styrofoam Recycling Event, Saturday, April 3, 9am until 1pm, in the parking lot in front of Ocean Buffet, at the corner of Valley Mills and Waco Drives. Look for UHaul trucks with recycling signs on the side. We ask that donors wear masks and 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 can not be accepted. Please clean the Styrofoam and place small pieces in a plastic bag. Please avoid ANY non-Styrofoam materials. Please arrive early, as our trucks may reach capacity. The service is free. Questions: anorthc@aol.com .

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Ready to Pop! Preparing for Your Baby & Beyond

We have experts speaking on topics that will help you and your baby throughout your pregnancy and birth. Speaker topics include: Aubrey Smith, PT, DPT, pelvic health: Opening the Door to Your Pelvic Floor Stephanie Spitzer-Hanks, Doula: Prep for Your Best Birth Erin McGinty-Fort, LPC: Mental Health for Mamas Lauren Sams, RD: Feeding Your Baby with Confidence Kelsey Baas, PT, DPT, pediatrics: Preparing for Play. What Not to Register For The event includes handouts, an entry into a drawing for an amazing prize, beverage, snack, and a fun swag bag full of goodies for our mamas. If you need to bring a support person to the event, they will not be charged. The price is $30 per mama. This event will be held outdoors to keep all our mamas safe and compliant with Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, so remember to bring your masks. *In inclement weather, we will hold the event via zoom conference & drop off the swag bags at your home. Contact: Compleo PT & Wellness at 254-892-4957 or email Kelsey at kbaas@compleowaco.com

Friday, April 16, 2021

Hispanic Leaders' Network: April Virtual Luncheon

The Hispanic Leaders' Network welcomes Fernando Arroyo, Chief of Staff at Waco Family Medicine, during its monthly virtual luncheon on Friday, April 16, at noon for a conversation on the center's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives focused on creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce and health care environment for their staff and clients. . To register for the free event, visit hln-waco.org/events or go to the Hispanic Leaders’ Network Facebook page. All are welcome to attend.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Fuzzy Friends Rescue's 20th Anniversary Barkin' Ball - Honoring Our Past to Secure Our Future

Contact: Janet Ginsburg Title: Director of Development Phone: 254-744-4732 Fax: 254-754-9959 Email: marketing@fuzzyfriendsrescue.com Address: 6321 Airport Road, Waco, TX, 76708 FUZZY FRIENDS RESCUE’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY BARKIN’ BALL: NEW DATE “HONORING OUR PAST TO SECURE OUR FUTURE” While Covid-19 has led to the postponement of Fuzzy Friends Rescue’s annual New Year’s Eve Barkin’ Ball, we are excited to celebrate in person with you at our 20th Anniversary Barkin’ Ball, Honoring Our Past to Secure Our Future. Please join us from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 17, 2021 at the beautifully renovated Extraco Events Center -- where it all started 20 years ago. It is no secret that Fuzzy Friends Rescue, like many other nonprofits, has been drastically impacted by the effects of Covid-19. However, the passion for our mission to give second chances to all animals has only grown stronger. This gala event is our capital fundraiser, generating over 65% of the annual operating funds that are required to save hundreds of Waco’s abandoned dogs and cats and support our community outreach programs. Fuzzy Friends Rescue welcomes your attendance with delicious cuisine prepared by Eddie Dean Catering, and live entertainment performed by the amazing In10CityBand. Throughout the evening, you will have the opportunity to take place in a Wine and Spirits Pull, a Silent and Audible Auction that features an exquisite Vahan bracelet from Di’Amore Fine Jewelers and a luxury Alaia’s Beach Villa in Belize, the most amazing “Mystery Boxes” and much more. Social distancing and health and saftey measures will be followed per state and local guidelines. Tickets, tables and sponsorships are now available for this charity gala voted Waco’s Best for 13 consecutive years. Call 254-714-2150 for sponsorship availabilities. Visit Fuzzy Friends Rescue online for more information: www.fuzzyfriendsrescue.com

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Waco Social Spring Market

The Waco Social Spring Market VIP shopping event is on April 22, 6-9 pm with a ticket cost of $45. The VIP exclusive event will include first-access shopping while enjoying free champagne, small bites, swag bags, raffle prizes, live music, and a cash bar. The Market will be hosted at the Phoenix, a beautiful event space located two blocks from the Magnolia Silos. Our vendors are hand-selected to ensure quality, variety, and brand alignment.

Waco Social Spring Market

The Waco Social Spring Market VIP shopping event is on April 22, 6-9 pm with a ticket cost of $45. The VIP exclusive event will include first-access shopping while enjoying free champagne, small bites, swag bags, raffle prizes, live music, and a cash bar. The Market will be hosted at the Phoenix, a beautiful event space located two blocks from the Magnolia Silos. Our vendors are hand-selected to ensure quality, variety, and brand alignment.