CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Heart of Smash Tournament

Join us for a day of Super Smash Bro's tournaments at Nexus Esports! Smash Bro's Doubles (free entry) 4:00pm, Smash Bro's Singles ($5 entry) 6:00pm. Bring a friend and your own controller for a chance to win some money playing Super Smash Bro's Ultimate! 254-870-4660 Register at smash.gg/heartofsmash61

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Baylor University Theatre Presents: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

It’s December of 1939. Hitler is invading Poland on the other side of the world and Gone with the Wind is premiering in Atlanta, home of the prosperous southern Jewish family the Freitags. But this family is more concerned about whether or not they should put a star on their Christmas tree and who has a date to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. As love starts to bloom in unexpected places, the Freitags confront their own feelings about their religious and ethnic heritage. The Last Night of Ballyhoo is a heartwarming romantic comedy about family, faith, and finding the courage to be authentic.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Baylor University Theatre Presents: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

It’s December of 1939. Hitler is invading Poland on the other side of the world and Gone with the Wind is premiering in Atlanta, home of the prosperous southern Jewish family the Freitags. But this family is more concerned about whether or not they should put a star on their Christmas tree and who has a date to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. As love starts to bloom in unexpected places, the Freitags confront their own feelings about their religious and ethnic heritage. The Last Night of Ballyhoo is a heartwarming romantic comedy about family, faith, and finding the courage to be authentic.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Baylor University Theatre Presents: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

It’s December of 1939. Hitler is invading Poland on the other side of the world and Gone with the Wind is premiering in Atlanta, home of the prosperous southern Jewish family the Freitags. But this family is more concerned about whether or not they should put a star on their Christmas tree and who has a date to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. As love starts to bloom in unexpected places, the Freitags confront their own feelings about their religious and ethnic heritage. The Last Night of Ballyhoo is a heartwarming romantic comedy about family, faith, and finding the courage to be authentic.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Just Between Friends Waco

Kids grow fast that is why we created a community where local families can sell items their kids have outgrown and they can purchase things they need at 50-90% off retail!

Nexus Esports Lock-In

Get ready to game all night at Nexus Esports! Bring a pillow and $20 (entry fee) and game until the sun comes up. One meal is included and served at midnight. Offering Xboxes, PlayStations, PC's, and virtual reality, Nexus Esports is an Esports Event Center located in downtown Waco.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

It’s December of 1939. Hitler is invading Poland on the other side of the world and Gone with the Wind is premiering in Atlanta, home of the prosperous southern Jewish family the Freitags. But this family is more concerned about whether or not they should put a star on their Christmas tree and who has a date to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. As love starts to bloom in unexpected places, the Freitags confront their own feelings about their religious and ethnic heritage. The Last Night of Ballyhoo is a heartwarming romantic comedy about family, faith, and finding the courage to be authentic.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

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!

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. Event Email: wacouptownartwalk@gmail.com

Just Between Friends Waco

Kids grow fast that is why we created a community where local families can sell items their kids have outgrown and they can purchase things they need at 50-90% off retail! Nicole 5122961165

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

The Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange will host a jig saw puzzle swap meet on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The location will be the butterfly garden at the Hewitt Public Library, 200 Patriot Court in Hewitt. Exchange members will meet to swap puzzles in the morning. At noon members of general public are invited to bring any puzzles they would like to swap. Each puzzle should be in a zip lock bag inside the puzzle box. Only puzzles with no missing pieces should be brought to the swap meet. For more information contact oldgirlscout@gmail.com

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Baylor University Theatre Presents: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

It’s December of 1939. Hitler is invading Poland on the other side of the world and Gone with the Wind is premiering in Atlanta, home of the prosperous southern Jewish family the Freitags. But this family is more concerned about whether or not they should put a star on their Christmas tree and who has a date to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. As love starts to bloom in unexpected places, the Freitags confront their own feelings about their religious and ethnic heritage. The Last Night of Ballyhoo is a heartwarming romantic comedy about family, faith, and finding the courage to be authentic.

Just Between Friends Waco

Kids grow fast that is why we created a community where local families can sell items their kids have outgrown and they can purchase things they need at 50-90% off retail! Nicole 5122961165

Baylor University Theatre Presents: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

It’s December of 1939. Hitler is invading Poland on the other side of the world and Gone with the Wind is premiering in Atlanta, home of the prosperous southern Jewish family the Freitags. But this family is more concerned about whether or not they should put a star on their Christmas tree and who has a date to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. As love starts to bloom in unexpected places, the Freitags confront their own feelings about their religious and ethnic heritage. The Last Night of Ballyhoo is a heartwarming romantic comedy about family, faith, and finding the courage to be authentic.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Voter Registration Drive

New to the area and need to register to vote? Or recently moved within McLennan County and need to provide a change of address to the Elections Office? Volunteers will be available to assist you in the voter registration process. For more information please call (254) 772-6955

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Cove's 5th Birthday Bash

Join The Cove for our 5th Birthday Bash Fundraiser, September 30th from 5-8pm brought to you by presenting sponsor, Allen Samuels Dodge. Since 2016, The Cove has provided a safe space for youth experiencing homelessness to access the resources they need to thrive. FREE ADMISSION: At our birthday bash, enjoy family-fun activities such as corn hole, face painting, a bounce house, food trucks, live music, and more. No tickets necessary, but donations are encouraged to help us reach our $35,000 fundraising goal to further serve youth experiencing homelessness in the Heart of Texas region. There will be giving stations set up for cash, online, and check donations. Come tour our facility and learn more about what we do to serve some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens and how your financial support can make a difference. Learn about our 100 day youth housing challenge, programming, our volunteer needs, and other ways you can get involved to help end youth homelessness. If you are unable to attend, you can still make a difference by donating online at Thecovewaco.org

Saturday, October 9, 2021

STYROFOAM Recycling: Drive-Through Collection at Cobbs Recycling

The Waco Friends of the Climate will hold a styrofoam collection event for recycling, Saturday, October 9, from 8am until 12noon, at the City of Waco Cobbs Recycling Center, 2021 N. 44th St., Waco. Participants are asked to wear masks and remain in their vehicles while the plastic is removed. Styrofoam cups, other food containers, and larger molded pieces and blocks are accepted. Peanuts are not accepted. The plastic should be clean and the service is free. For questions email anorthc@aol.com

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Airness

Welcome to the world of competitive Air Guitar! Nina is a young musician on a mission, but when she befriends some of the charismatic misfits that inhabit this world, her plans change. This exuberant comedy reminds us to live joyfully, and find our tribe! “The most fun you will have at the theater this year … to call this play a “crowd pleaser” is a drastic understatement.” – Insider Louisville “Unmitigated pleasure… filled with dignity and delight.” – Chicago Reader

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Concerts at the Arboretum: Oktoberfest featuring Thomas Csorba & Paul Childers

Join the Discover Woodway for Concerts at the Arboretum: Oktoberfest! Come listen to live music from Thomas Csorba and Paul Childers while enjoying local craft beers! Doors open at 6:30pm. This event will be indoors at the Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum. Limited seating will be available. Outside food and drinks are not permitted. Local venders will be selling drinks and food! Call (254)399-9204 with any questions.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Airness

Welcome to the world of competitive Air Guitar! Nina is a young musician on a mission, but when she befriends some of the charismatic misfits that inhabit this world, her plans change. This exuberant comedy reminds us to live joyfully, and find our tribe! “The most fun you will have at the theater this year … to call this play a “crowd pleaser” is a drastic understatement.” – Insider Louisville “Unmitigated pleasure… filled with dignity and delight.” – Chicago Reader

Friday, October 15, 2021

20th Genealogy Lock In

This in-house and virtual event features eight video programs with a variety of topics and exciting speakers. Programs include a genealogy beginners’ class, a focus on German towns of origin, DNA tools and more. Be sure to register for this program online for access to the online programming or register in person at the West Waco Library & Genealogy Center beginning at 9:30 AM on the day of the event. Co-sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogy Society, Texas State Genealogical Society and Genealogy Network of Texas. Call 254-750-5945 with any questions

Blow Your Own Pumpkin at Stanton Hot Glass

During the cooler months of the year, Stanton Studios opens up the glassblowing shop for mouth-blown art pieces like pumpkins, ornaments, and vases. Make an appointment to visit our studio to blow your own pumpkins in October and ornaments before Christmas! All ages can participate in the events, and these events are easy and fun for the whole family! While Jordan, our master glassblower, will handle the shaping of the pieces and the addition of the colors, the participant will blow it into shape. The pieces need 24 hours to anneal, but can be picked up or shipped on the following business day. The results are always gorgeous and unique! Pumpkins are $50 each and ornaments are $42 each, and the experience is priceless! For more information, call 254-829-1151 or email jordan@stantonglass.com. To schedule, visit https://stantonhotglassevents.as.me/.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Airness

Welcome to the world of competitive Air Guitar! Nina is a young musician on a mission, but when she befriends some of the charismatic misfits that inhabit this world, her plans change. This exuberant comedy reminds us to live joyfully, and find our tribe! “The most fun you will have at the theater this year … to call this play a “crowd pleaser” is a drastic understatement.” – Insider Louisville “Unmitigated pleasure… filled with dignity and delight.” – Chicago Reader

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Blow Your Own Pumpkin at Stanton Hot Glass

During the cooler months of the year, Stanton Studios opens up the glassblowing shop for mouth-blown art pieces like pumpkins, ornaments, and vases. Make an appointment to visit our studio to blow your own pumpkins in October and ornaments before Christmas! All ages can participate in the events, and these events are easy and fun for the whole family! While Jordan, our master glassblower, will handle the shaping of the pieces and the addition of the colors, the participant will blow it into shape. The pieces need 24 hours to anneal, but can be picked up or shipped on the following business day. The results are always gorgeous and unique! Pumpkins are $50 each and ornaments are $42 each, and the experience is priceless! For more information, call 254-829-1151 or email jordan@stantonglass.com. To schedule, visit https://stantonhotglassevents.as.me/.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Airness

Welcome to the world of competitive Air Guitar! Nina is a young musician on a mission, but when she befriends some of the charismatic misfits that inhabit this world, her plans change. This exuberant comedy reminds us to live joyfully, and find our tribe! “The most fun you will have at the theater this year … to call this play a “crowd pleaser” is a drastic understatement.” – Insider Louisville “Unmitigated pleasure… filled with dignity and delight.” – Chicago Reader

Oakwood Cemetery's "Walking Tales" - Bringing Historic Stories To Life

The Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild will present “Walking Tales” - Bringing Historic Stories To Life on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the historic Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas. 2124 S. 5th Street. As you leisurely stroll through Oakwood, interpreters, many in period dress, stationed throughout the cemetery will give voice to many renowned, legendary and infamous personalities laid to rest there. Come and enjoy a unique experience! 10 am – 1:00 pm Free to the public! www.hotstorytellingguild.org Facebook: Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild 254-717-1763 for more information

Oakwood Cemetery's "Walking Tales" - Bringing Historic Stories To Life

The Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild will present “Walking Tales” - Bringing Historic Stories To Life on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the historic Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas. 2124 S. 5th Street. As you leisurely stroll through Oakwood, interpreters, many in period dress, stationed throughout the cemetery will give voice to many renowned, legendary and infamous personalities laid to rest there. Come and enjoy a unique experience! 10 am – 1:00 pm Free to the public! www.hotstorytellingguild.org Facebook: Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild 254-717-1763 for more information

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Children's Garden Fair

Kids of all ages and their families will enjoy FREE activities designed to teach many fascinating things about gardening in Central Texas. Everyone can take home seeds and small plants ready to grow. There will be fun crafts: • Vegetable Stamps & Leaf Rubbings • Making Metamorphosis Bracelets, showing stages of butterfly life • Stocking Babies, with living green hair and funny faces • Pot Your Own Plant and take it home • Paper Seed Cards, ready to plant at home / Learning sessions about: • Bees, Bees, Buzz • Rainwater Harvesting • Identifying Insects / & A Scavenger Hunt Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks per current COVID guidelines.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Airness

Welcome to the world of competitive Air Guitar! Nina is a young musician on a mission, but when she befriends some of the charismatic misfits that inhabit this world, her plans change. This exuberant comedy reminds us to live joyfully, and find our tribe! “The most fun you will have at the theater this year … to call this play a “crowd pleaser” is a drastic understatement.” – Insider Louisville “Unmitigated pleasure… filled with dignity and delight.” – Chicago Reader