Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 26, 2016

First Responder Half Marathon

Join us November 26, 2016 in the Heart of Texas to Celebrate, Honor, and Remember First Responders from all across our country. A flat course of 13.1 miles, starting and ending in downtown Waco, will include running through fire stations and historic central Texas with Police, Fire, and EMS units surrounding us, supporting us, and reminding us of why we run.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Game Time

Meet new friends while playing board games at the library! Play our games or bring your own. For ages 11 & under. For more information: Call 745-6018 or visit

Christmas at the Mayborn

Celebrate the holiday season this year at the Mayborn Museum Complex. Join staff and friends of the Mayborn Museum Complex for special Christmas themed events and activities including a visit from Santa and a special model train display from the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders. Activities and events are included in the price of admission. Admission is free to museum members and Baylor University students.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Giving Trees Festival

Wander through a Wonderland of Inspiring & Creative Christmas Trees decorated by Waco owned businesses and organizations! Featuring trees decorated by Clint and Kelly Harp of HGTV's hit show "Fixer Upper" and Christi Proctor of TLC's hit show "Trading Spaces"!! Don't miss out on seeing custom decorated trees from 27 local businesses and organizations that will be on display and compete for one of 15 design categories which will be judged by special guest judges Senator Brian Birdwell and Christi Proctor. Category winners will be announced at Noon, just before the live auction on Sunday, December 4th. See beautifully decorated trees provided by Hey Sugar! Candy Store, Design Superstore, Barefoot Campus Outfitters, Sweetness Desserts and much much more!! For more information, go to

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on December 4, 2016 thanks to the support of our sponsor Atmos Energy. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Free Professional Development on Supporting Veterans’ Children through Transitions

NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Myriam Virella, Military Child Education Coalition or (254) 953-1923 x 1119 Professionals Invited to Participate in One-Day Interactive Course on Supporting Veterans’ Children through Transitions Professional development course on December 9 will focus on the unique transition issues children face when their parents separate from the military. WACO – Parents, professionals, and interested adults near Waco, Texas are invited to participate in a one-day interactive course through the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). The course, Supporting Veterans’ Children through Transitions, creates an environment for youth-serving educators, professionals, and parents to learn about the unique transition issues children face when their parents voluntarily or involuntarily transition from military to civilian life. Anyone concerned about the welfare of military kids is invited to enroll in this face-to-face course, held on December 9, 2016. The course will take place at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, 100 Research Parkway, Waco, TX 76704 from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Participants are also eligible to earn Continuing Education Units. This course is sponsored by The Allergen Foundation and there is no cost to participants. The course explores the academic and social-emotional implications for children and youth when their parents transition out of the military. It also identifies the needs of military and veteran-connected children whose parents have died, been wounded, or have combat-related illnesses. Participants will discover resources and integrate positive strategies to support veterans’ children. MCEC is an accredited Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. MCEC is also a National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Continuing Education provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clo