Calendar of Events

Friday, April 3, 2020

Vanguard Annual Emma's Day - Viking Volunteer Day

This annual school-wide initiative is a day where students in grades 7-12, along with faculty, staff, and parent chaperones will travel off-campus to various organizations in Waco to dedicate their day to provide service in our community. Hosting a group is also an opportunity FOR YOU to educate students on your organization and its role in Waco and beyond. Please consider using a portion of the time students are visiting to share your passion within your organization.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Bare Arms Brewing Relaunch Party

Join Bare Arms for their Relaunch Party on April 4 from 5:30 – 10:00 pm. It’ll be an exhilarating evening starting with a ribbon-cutting by Waco and Hewitt Chambers. C+C Band opens at 6:00 pm followed by the Headliner, Sloppy Joe Band at 8:00. All night there will be axe throwing provided by Waco Axe Co. and food by Roosters BBQ Buffet.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Story Time: Wings

There are so many wonderful things about wings and bugs! Let's dive more into bugs with wings during this story time! 9:30am and 11:00am. Free with admission

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Lunch with the Masters

Kelly Bryan, a retired biologist with a master’s degree in Field Biology/Ornithology from Sam Houston State University, has had a variety of fascinating careers, but he has always made time for birds. (He has been a North Vietnamese language specialist with the Army, a park ranger, an aquatic biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, a dispatch supervisor for EMS and fire departments, a park superintendent for both Kickapoo Caverns and Davis Mountains State Parks, a natural resource specialist and a volunteer fire chief for the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department.) In 2007, Kelly, a master bird bander, initiated the West Texas Hummingbird Project designed to determine the exact status and distribution of west Texas hummingbirds through capturing and banding individual birds on a systematic basis. Almost 19,000 hummingbirds of 15 species have been banded to date. Bring your lunch and your questions. Join the McLennan County Master Gardeners at The Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Woodway. For more info, 254-399-9204, FREE

Friday, April 17, 2020

Bat Appreciation Day

There is a lot to know about bats and a lot to appreciate! Come out to this event where we will learn more about bats and how they affect our daily lives! Free with Admission

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Car Show & More

The Riesel Lions Club presents the 2nd annual Car Show. This show includes laser tag, blood drive, vendors, food and drinks, sno cones, pet adoption, burn out contest and more! Tell your friends and family to come out its free to spectate, find out more info on the Riesel Lions Club facebook page.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Story Time: Earth Day

Lets celebrate the Earth during this story time! We will just have the one story time with loads of activities! 10:00am free with admission

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Party for the Planet: Earth Day Celebration

2020 celebrates the 50th anniversary for celebrating Earth Day! Join us for Party for the Planet to meet community members who are supporting green initiatives and making OUR community cleaner, greener, and more sustainable! This is event is free with admission and we will be having games, crafts, and vendors to interact with.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Sign Up for Summer Reading Club @ the Library!

Summer Reading Club 2020 runs from June 1 through July 31 and sign up starts today! This year, we’ve got a new app to help you keep track of your progress and your prizes. Visit and click the link to Sign Up! There are four age groups: Read to Me (0-4), Readers (5-10), Teens (11-17) and Adults (18+). You get points for reading AND completing activities, so you can design a summer reading program that works for YOU! Earn 10 points for your halfway prize and 20 points for your finisher prize. If you earn 30 points, you’ll get a ticket for our Grand Prize raffle drawing! It’s easy to be a winner with Summer Reading Club!

Saturday, May 2, 2020

14th Annual Sertoma Kite Festival

Free family event, 150 free kites given out, live band, vendors, games, bounce houses, candy drops, hula hoop contest, food vendors. Contact Sandra Westmoreland, 776-0947