CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Wildlife Management Valuation Seminar

A DIFFERENT WAY TO AG... Landowners in Ag - Come learn how a Wildlife Management plan keeps your Ag exemption in place while improving the beauty of your land and ease of operation. NO BULL. AGENDA: 6:30 pm - Open-Space Valuation Options 6:45 pm - Wildlife Management Explained 7:00 pm - Wildlife Management Activities 7:15 pm - How Plateau Helps 7:30 pm - Questions & Answers RSVP appreciated, not required. Family, friends, and neighbors welcome! Get all of the information you need from the experts at Plateau Land & Wildlife. Can’t make it to an event? Contact us to discuss your options: (512)894-3479 or plateau@plateauwildlife.com

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Wellness: Mind and Body

The art of yoga has been practiced for centuries for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Join us during our Mind and Body Wellness Studio, with Baylor University’s own Kim Johnson, to explore wellness through beginning yoga and relaxation. This event is for ages 18 and up. This event is free of charge; however, space is limited. Museum admission is not included.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sustainable September

The Cameron Park Zoo is hosting a FREE sustainability night to connect our community with with other Waco organizations that have a similar mission and vision about living a more sustainable life! We will have events, crafts, and games for the whole family! If you are apart of an organization that is interested in hosting a table for the event please reach out to education@cameronparkzoo.com

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Baylor versus Iowa State Gameday

Stop by the Museum before the Baylor vs. UTSA game and get $1 off admission if you’re wearing your team’s colors! pr@drpeppermuseum.com (254)757-1024

FamilySearch Affiliate Library: What Does it Mean for You?

We are so happy to be a FamilySearch Affiliate Library--but what does that mean for you? You now have access to exclusive content, 2 billion images and genealogical records collected for over 100 years. There are only 460 affiliate libraries worldwide, so stop by to see what makes this so special.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

7th Annual Central Texas Bra Brunch

A fundraiser for the American Cancer Society to help eliminate cancer. Contact Ashley Armstrong at BraBrunchSponorship@GMail.com

Healthy Cooking Class

Hey baby boomers, we see you! Retired life can work up an appetite, so how do you stay healthy? Join us for a series of programs with lifestyle, eating and cooking tips presented by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Matilda

Enter the magical world of this Tony-winning musical masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of the imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Matilda is sure to thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Matilda

Enter the magical world of this Tony-winning musical masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of the imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Matilda is sure to thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Sensory Friendly Night

Join us for a sensory-friendly evening at the museum! Enjoy the museum exhibits and atmosphere with dimmed lighting, softened sounds and sensory sensitive activities for all age groups.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Matilda

Enter the magical world of this Tony-winning musical masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of the imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Matilda is sure to thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Matilda

Enter the magical world of this Tony-winning musical masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of the imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Matilda is sure to thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Snapshot: Eastern Little League

Join us to learn about the Eastern LIttle League from one of its founders, Noah Jackson, Jr. We'll hear a great talk and have time for Q&A, too. Anyone who has an interest in sports, history, or Waco should jump at the chance to learn something new. This program is a partnership with the Historic Waco Foundation and is sure to be a home run!

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit Member Preview

Enjoy hands-on activities and be the first to explore our newest exhibit during member-only hour!

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Matilda

Enter the magical world of this Tony-winning musical masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of the imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Matilda is sure to thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Disney Days

Join us for inclusive movie magic! We'll be watching the classic Disney film The Princess and the Frog. The lights won't be too low; the music won't be too loud; and you'll be free to sing and dance along! We'll even have a fidget center if you need to keep your hands busy during the film. 

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!

Backyard Ecology Hall Grand Opening

Join us as we commemorate the grand opening of the Mayborn Museum’s new Backyard Ecology Hall. Inspired by Central Texas stories, Baylor research, and natural phenomena, this exciting collection of hands-on experiences will encourage individual discovery and an appreciation for the natural world. The new gallery includes live animals that tell a story about local ecology and traditional museum collection objects while also providing ample creative play experiences for children and families. Visitors can compare their strength to a boa constrictor, learn about the Brazos River through an interactive water table, and experience life as a bee by climbing into a honeycomb. We will be celebrating throughout the day with visits from real scientists and special hands-on activities. From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm help us plant our backyard! Step outside to the historic village to assist with our future bluebonnet garden. Museum members are invited to a ribbon cutting at 9:15 am during member-only hour.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Matilda

Enter the magical world of this Tony-winning musical masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of the imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Matilda is sure to thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Mayborn Mini Monday: National Child Health Day

Join us for our next Mayborn Mini Monday on National Child Health Day! Explore healthy eating, get moving with some exercise, and learn about the importance of washing our hands! Mayborn Mini Monday is for visitors ages 5 and under. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Healthy Cooking Class

Hey baby boomers, we see you! Retired life can work up an appetite, so how do you stay healthy? Join us for a series of programs with lifestyle, eating and cooking tips presented by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.

PaintTeens

Every month, teens get together and work on their art skills. This month, the painting has a perfect end-of-summer theme. Work on your skills and take something awesome home with you

Books & Brews: The Girls in the Picture

Our traveling book club will visit Slow Rise Slice House (7608 Woodway Dr) to discuss The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin. An intimate portrait of the close friendship and powerful creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female superstars: Frances Marion and Mary Pickford.

Books & Brews: The Girls in the Picture

Our traveling book club will visit Slow Rise Slice House (7608 Woodway Dr) to discuss The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin. An intimate portrait of the close friendship and powerful creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female superstars: Frances Marion and Mary Pickford.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Matilda

Enter the magical world of this Tony-winning musical masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of the imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Matilda is sure to thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Sic ‘Em Science Day

Sic 'Em Science Day is a celebration of all things science at the Mayborn Museum in collaboration with students and faculty of Baylor University. Hands on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) activities will be featured throughout the museum, including the fan favorite Chemistry Magic Show at 3:00 pm. Bring your whole family to experience the wonders of science and let their discoveries spark the future.

Plein Air Painting

Dr. David Tripp, guest artist, will speak about Plein air painting, providing a demonstration and tips, and attendees will draw or paint outside.

Anime and Manga Club

This is a new club for anyone who loves anime, manga and cosplay. Every month, join us to talk about your favorite titles, get suggestions from other otaku fans and help us pick the most popular titles for the library!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mysteries at the Museum: Water, Water, Everywhere

This month’s gallery talk features speaker Melissa Mullins, Environmental Education Specialist with Baylor Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR), shares secrets from the waters of the Brazos River. Enjoy our newly opened exhibit, Backyard Ecology, while learning about the mysteries of Waco’s historic water source.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Matilda

Enter the magical world of this Tony-winning musical masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of the imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Matilda is sure to thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Hamster Maze

Take the maze-building challenge and Peanut will test it out! Kids will use recycled materials to build an amazing hamster habitat with their engineering skills and imaginations. We know you'll build something that will be perfect for Peanut.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Matilda

Enter the magical world of this Tony-winning musical masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of the imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Matilda is sure to thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Robert Earl Keen

An evening with Robert Earl Keen Ticket prices: $59-$119

Teen After Hours: Slenderman Maze

Things are getting spooky at the Library! Join us when the library is closed for an encore of our Slender Man Maze. We'll have scary movies, snacks and a fun, spooky activity. Remember that you must be at least 13 to attend this after hours event. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Crafty Adults: Upcycled Book Flowers

Make an amazing garden of paper flowers. We'll use book pages and other papers to make different kinds of paper blooms.

Kids Roblox Club

Do you know Roblox? If you love this online game, join us work on creativity and problem solving by creating games for others. Space is limited, so be sure to register online to save your spot.

Baylor versus Texas Tech Gameday

Stop by the Museum before the Baylor vs. Texas Tech game and get $1 off admission if you’re wearing your team’s colors! pr@drpeppermuseum.com (254)757-1024

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Walk MS: Waco

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. We’ve been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than $920 million to support life changing services and cutting-edge research. The dollars raised support promising research to stop the disease, restore function that has been lost and end MS forever. Fundraising dollars also support local services to help people living with MS move their lives forward.

Baylor University Theatre Presents: Matilda

Enter the magical world of this Tony-winning musical masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of the imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand

Waco music festival and exotic car show

The event has picked up momentum! We have reworked the roster to now offer attendees 5 Artists (Starlito, Don Trip, Killa Kyleon and fresh off his Netherlands tour T!M Ned have all been added to the show!!!!!) and we have partnered with the crew that use to give waco the summer bash so we will now be able to offer an exotic car show!!!!!! Not only that, we have reduced prices to make the show more affordable for everyone!!!!!! We listened to your feedback and are happy to be able to provide you with MORE!!!!! As the event is projected to have over 4,000 attendees we want everyone to be able to use that exposure for their benefit!!!! We will now allow 3 local acts to perform, we are accepting vendors to display their products, we will have 2 food catering companies on site and we will hand out a college scholarship. Security will be strictly enforced and all ages are welcome to attend! Vendors get your booths now!!!! This is how you give back to your community!!!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zro-starlito-and-don-trip-killa-kyleon-and-tm-ned-live-waco-music-fest-tickets-70429551685

Monday, October 14, 2019

Story Time: African Trek

Join us for this exciting Story Time as we focus on elephants and lions! It will be a roaring good time. Like always, we will have two readings 9:30a and 11:00a.

Tracking Your Ancestors along the Trail of Tears

The Indian Removal Act led to dozens of Native American tribes migrating from the Southeastern States to Indian Territory. Join us to learn about the routes they took, the documents created by the Act and how to find and use them.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Healthy Cooking Class

Hey baby boomers, we see you! Retired life can work up an appetite, so how do you stay healthy? Join us for a series of programs with lifestyle, eating and cooking tips presented by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Meet the Scientists: National Fossil Day

National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. Help us celebrate! Meet our local experts! Join faculty and students of the Department of Geosciences at Baylor University to learn more about fossils.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Teen Anime Club: Shonen Genre

If Anime is your passion, bring it to the Library! Show us your Tumblr! We'll talk Japanese culture and talk about your favorite Anime and manga. This month, we'll talk about Shonen Manga. Join us to learn about this, the most popular genre of manga!

Friday, October 18, 2019

19th Annual Genealogy Lock-in

Join us for Texas' best genealogy event. Explore our collection and meet face-to-face with local hereditary and historical societies. We'll have eight remote, live-streamed programs and you'll join library visitors around the state for a genealogy experience like no other. Work through your toughest family history obstacles or learn about genealogy in general. Stay for a while--we'll have snacks and door prizes! The Lone Star Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) will be hosting an "Ancestors Roadshow" from 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. during the event. This is an opportunity for you to enjoy a free 15-minute consultation with a professional genealogist. The sessions are available on a first come, first served basis and registration is required. The live-streamed programs are provided by the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT) and the Lock-In is presented in cooperation with the Central Texas Genealogical Society.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Yoga for Kids

Yoga can be good for the body and the mind--even for our youngest library visitors! Find out how you can use your body to be a tree, a cat, an airplane and more! Join us for stretching and movement to get stronger and have fun!

Brew at the Zoo

Join the fun at Cameron Park Zoo’s 8th Annual Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat Brew at the Zoo presented by JRBT on October 19, 2019. Stroll the zoo from 6 to 11 pm. Your ticket includes a tasting mug and samples of up to 20 different beers from around the world. All of your favorite animals will be out in their habitats from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The party continues with great music from Haywire and dancing under the Zoo’s pavilion. Food from some of your favorite Waco Food trucks and beverages will be available for purchase. Member (Membership status will be verified)- $35.00 Regular- $45.00 Designated Driver- $25.00 (Designated Driver ticket holders will not be served alcohol. Unlimited sodas & water are available) Tickets are available in advance only. This event will sell out, so get your tickets soon! This event is for adults 21+ only. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted to enter. Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo help to take care of the animals that call Cameron Park Zoo their home. We appreciate your support!

The Science of Healing, Cutting Edge Cancer Biology Research

Join Baylor University PhD candidate Kayleigh Reisenauer for a lecture and in-depth look at cutting edge biological cancer research and explore the science of healing.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Children's Gardenn Fair

A free event co-sponsored by the McLennan County Master Gardeners and the City of Woodway Children of all ages and their families will enjoy free activities designed to teach many fascinating things about growing plants in Central Texas. Everyone can take home seeds ready to plant. There will be a Scarecrow Contest, scavenger hunt, rock painting, info on helpful insects and worm composting, stylish newspaper sombreros constructed right on kids’ heads, corn on the cob popping, rain harvesting how-tos and more. All activities outdoors and are free

Fall Harvest Festival

This event aims to encourage our community families to connect with Mission Waco and the services that we provide. We are excited to provide a fun, family-friendly community-wide event for the children and youth in the community. On that Sunday evening, we will offer games, face painting, pumpkin painting and other fall activities for all children. For more information contact our main office at (254) 753-4900.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Healthy Cooking Class

Hey baby boomers, we see you! Retired life can work up an appetite, so how do you stay healthy? Join us for a series of programs with lifestyle, eating and cooking tips presented by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.

The Life Learning at the Library

We're setting up a special time for our adult visitors with special needs. We'll have stories, crafts and some life skills lessons. We'll have everything you need to have a great time.