Fridays in October – “Cookies and Coloring at the Art Center of Waco – As a way to wind down from the week and spend time with your family, come to The Art Center on Fridays for some cookies and coloring. We will be displaying posters of different well known artists each week, along with facts about that artists life, coloring pages for kids and of course, cookies! Our goal for this event is to provide a safe, fun, free educational opportunity for families. Cost: Free! Time: 3 PM to 5 PM on Fridays in September, October and November. Location: The Art Center of Waco, 1300 College Dr. on MCC Campus. For more information contact Meg Gilbert by phone at 254.752.4371 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 1 – Stars Over Texas Jamboree presents “Oldies Jukebox” – Stars Over Texas Jamboree is a monthly musical variety show featuring Country, Oldies, Gospel, Bluegrass, and more! This month’s event will feature special guests Royce Montgomery, Ken Elliot as Elvis, Dicke Rosser on sax, The Starlettes, and Megan Gaskill. Cost: $14 General Admission, $12 for Seniors 65+, FREE for under 12. Time: 7 PM. Location: Lee Lockwood Library and Museum [2801 W. Waco Dr.]. For more information call 254.755.7257 or visit the Facebook page.
October 1 – Parent University at LaVega ISD – Come join LaVega ISD as they host Parent University, which is a unique way of bringing parents, La Vega independent school district, and the community together to find out about all the positive and important things that are going on throughout the school Year. Parents will also have an opportunity to review campus improvement plans, Parent compact and parent involvement Policies. These sessions will also provide parents with knowledge concerning all areas of state testing, college career and readiness for their children and so much more. Snacks and childcare provided for children age 4 & up. Door prizes will be awarded at this event. Dinner will also be served. Cost: Free. Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Location: Bellmead Civic Center, 3900 Parrish St. For more information contact Nina Ruff at 254-299-6753 or visit www.lavegaisd.org.
October 1 thru 31 – Be a part of Sanger Heights Neighborhood Association’s Walking Initiative – Get your feet on the street and walk the Sanger Heights neighborhood! Meet your neighbors, log your miles, and help us donate $50 toward Mission Waco’s new community improvement project as they transform their newly purchased building at the corner of Colcord and 15th, with the possibility of a larger donation depending on how many miles we can log! If you walk with a neighbor, you get to double both your miles AND your neighbor gets double miles! Just mention it in the comment. Begin and end your walk in Sanger Heights neighborhood, and count up your miles for the week. You can log your miles by commenting on the Facebook post or by emailing email@example.com.
October 2 – Book Signing at Papillon Antiques benefitting the Historic Waco Foundation – Come for an evening of artisan crafts, Texas history, and live music with the Bosque Valley Artisan Guild. There will be pottery by Kay Lane, gourd art by Cleon Flanagan, and wood creations. Dr. Ken Hafertepe, Museum Studies Department Chair at Baylor will be do a book signing for his book Historic Buildings of Fredericksburg. The Horton Duo will also provide great tunes of the 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s. Historic Waco Foundation will receive 15% of sales during this event! Time: 4:30 PM-7:30 PM. Location: Papillon Antiques [1025 Austin Ave.]. For more information contact 254.235.1522 or email PapillonAntiques@gmail.com or Info@PapillonAntiques.com.
October 2 – LiveSTRONG at the YMCA Charity Dinner – Enjoy catering from Chuy’s and The EGG and I and live music from Jon Fox to support the LiveSTRONG at the YMCA program. Proceeds benefit the LiveSTRONG at the YMCA program, a free program for cancer survivors. Limited registration through September 25. To purchase tickets, visit the Waco Family YMCA Welcome Center, located at 6800 Harvey Dr., Cost: $15 per ticket. Time: 6 PM Location: Baylor, Scott & White Cancer Center, 150 Hillcrest Medical Blvd. For more information, contact Crystal Hernandez by phone at 254.776.6612, ext. 210 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. View the flyer.
October 2 – AARP Driver Safety Course – Come join the local AARP chapter as they sponsor this one-day safety course. Most major insurance companies offer discounts for completing it. Open to drivers at the age 50 and older. The course will help you drive more efficiently and safely with research-based information about changes over time in ourselves, our vehicles and our roads. The content can help you boost safety awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, minimize crash risk, increase confidence, prolong mobility, and maintain independence. Participants receive a completion certificate. Note: This is not a ticket dismissal class. AARP certificate must be renewed every three years. Although there is no registration cost, students must complete registration before attending. Cost: Certificate fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Time: 9 AM — 1 PM. Location: MCC at 1400 College Dr. For more information call 254-299-8888 or visit www.mccandyou.com
October 2 – Tractor Supply Hiring Event hosted by Goodwill – Tractor Supply is looking for full-time materials handler positions starting at $12.55/hour. The position requires standing and walking for long periods of time (8-10 hours), bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting moderate to heavy materials (up to 100 lbs) throughout the shift. It also includes operating a pallet jack or other material handling equipment. Applicants can apply online before the event atwww.tractorsupply.jobs. To schedule an on-site interview, applicants must complete the application and meet with a Learning Center staff member. Walk-ins still welcome, but scheduled interviews will take priority. Cost: FREE. Time: 9 AM-12 PM. Location: Waco Goodwill Learning Center [1700 S. New Rd.]. For more information call 254.753.7337. Flyer
October 2 – Kick-Off Breakfast for NAMI Waco 5th Annual Expo – National Alliance on Mental Illness invites you for a delicious breakfast where you can greet your colleagues and learn details about our upcoming 5th Annual Expo, being held November 6th. The speaker at the breakfast will be Dr. Jim Ellor, who is a professor in the School of Social Work at Baylor. The topic of the event is Faith and Mental Illness. Space is limited, please RSVP here. Cost: FREE. Time: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM. Location: Baylor McLane Stadium, 1001 S M.L.K. Jr Blvd. For more information, contact 254.297.7107 <9.16 NAMI Waco>
October 2 – The MCC Foundation Golf Classic, celebrating 50 years of MCC – This tournament, begun in 1987 as a college event, features morning and afternoon flights and is one of the oldest and most enjoyable golf tournaments held in Central Texas. MCC student athletes are the guest hosts of the event and assist players on each hole. Accepting sponsorships through September 16. For information on this year’s MCC Golf Tournament and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jana Bland by email at email@example.com or by phone at 299-8604.
October 2 – First Friday in Downtown Waco – Join us in downtown Waco for First Friday! The first friday of each month, enjoy sips, bites, and specials all day to support of the growth of local businesses. Plan on staying late because businesses will be up, too! For more information on upcoming specials and happenings, visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FirstFridayWaco.
October 2 – Lecrae “Anomaly” Tour Concert – Best-selling faith-based hip-hop artist Lecrae is bringing his tour to Baylor University. Cost: $17.50-$24.50. Time: 7 PM. Location: Waco Hall [624 Speight Ave.]. Tickets are on sale online at www.baylor.edu/studentactivities/ticketoffice or at the Bill Daniel Student Center in person or by calling 254.710.3210.
October 2 & 3 – “Fresh Grounded Faith” an Area-Wide Women’s Event – Join your mother, daughter, sister, and friend to this wonderful two-day event. Authors Jennifer Rothschild and Stormie Omartian will share their wisdom and wit, and recording artist Meredith Andrews will lead worship. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for growth and fellowship! Cost: $39-$49 early bird (until September 7) and group discounts available. Time: Friday 7 PM-9:30 PM, Saturday 9 AM-12:30 PM. Location: First Baptist Church – Woodway [101 Ritchie Road]. Purchase tickets. For more information visit www.fbcwoodway.org or call 254.772.9696
October 3 – Bowling for Justice fundraiser for Community Race Relations Coalition – The Community Race Relations Coalition (CRRC) is a diverse group of citizens and organizations whose mission is to promote racial and cultural awareness through dynamic outreach to strengthen our community. CRRC is looking for both sponsors and bowlers to form teams of four for this event. Bowlers receive a free t-shirt, two slices of pizza, soft drinks, and bowling shoes for the entrance fee. There will also be cash prizes for first, second, and third-place teams! Cost: $20 per person, $80 for teams of four. Time: 7 PM-9 PM. Location: AMF Bowling Alley [4565 W. Waco Dr.]. For more information contact Kay Bell at 254.227.2488 or by email atBellkay9@gmail.com, or contact Jo Welter at 254.836.4599 or by email at Jo_Welter@hotmail.com.
October 3 – Walk MS (Multiple Sclerosis): Waco – Walk MS: Waco is first and foremost a fundraising event. Money raised at this year’s event will support research progress in many areas, moving us closer to our ultimate goal of a world without MS. Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. When you participate in this community event, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide. We’ve been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than $870 million to support life changing programs and cutting-edge research. Cost: See here. Time: Site opens at 8 AM. Walk begins at 9 AM. Location: Heritage Square Park, Austin Ave & N. 3rd St. Click here for a map. For more information and to register, click here. Contact Lily Goldstucker at 469.619.4707 or at Lily.Goldstucker@nmss.org for any questions.
October 3 – LiveStrong at the YMCA Race – If you would like to show your support for cancer survivors, sign up for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Race! Sign up for the 1K, 5K or 10K at the Welcome Desk at Waco Family YMCA or via Active.com. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Donations can be made directly to the Y to support the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. Cost: $15 Fun Run, $20 5K, $25 10K. Time: 4 PM – 6 PM. Location: Waco Family YMCA, 6800 Harvey Dr. For more information, please visit the registration page.
October 3 – Historic Ghost Walk Down Austin Ave – Mclennan County Paranormal Investigations are partnering with the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Batteries Plus and Bulbs, and the Affordable Sign Guys to bring to Waco the first ever Historic Ghost Walk down Austin Ave! Participants must be at lest 12 years of age, and minors must be accompanied by the parents or guardians. Tour groups can be no larger than 15 people so if you miss the first one there will be another about 45 minutes to an hour after the group leaves. We will meet at Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant downtown and proceed to City Hall where we will start the tour. It will be about 2 1/2 hours long as we will proceed up Austin Ave to 8th street and back down the alleys to our starting point so wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Be sure to bring your cameras and voice recorders if you have them to document any findings you may catch! We will be covering the history, legends and lore, complete with pictures at each location, from the late 1800’s to the devastating tornado of 1953 along with tales of spirits and ghosts. Cost: 20 per person. Time: 8 PM. Location: Meet at Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant downtown, 215 Mary Ave. For more information and to make reservations, please call 254.749.5839.
October 3 – Immigration 101 – Learn about Immigration Legal Services offered through Catholic Charities of Central Texas. Topics include how the immigration system works, types of relief, and eligibility requirements. Cost: FREE. Time: 11 AM-12:30 PM. Location: Mission Waco Meyer Center [1226 Washington Ave.]. For more information contact 254.753.4900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Immigration 101 Flyer
Octubre 3 – Inmigración 101 – Infórmese acerca de los servicios legales de inmigración ofre- cidos por Catholic Charities of Central Texas. Los temas a tratar incluyen cómo funciona el sistema de inmigración, distintas opciones legales disponibles, requisitos para calificar. Precio: GRATIS. Cuando: 11 AM-12:30 PM. Donde: Mission Waco Meyer Center [1226 Washington Ave.]. Para mas información llamar a 254.753.4900 o usar correo electrónico email@example.com. Immigration 101 Flyer
October 3 – Mammoth Creek Pottery Demonstration at the CAST – Award-winning ceramic artist Doreen Plott is h
osting a clay demonstration throwing cups, bowls, goblets, and more! Come by to view both functional and decorative pieces and other art that is available for sale at the CAST. There will be a drawing for a piece of pottery and you can sign up for classes. Cost: Free. Time: 12 PM-3 PM. Location: CAST [605 Austin Ave.]. For more information contact254.709.5551.
October 3 – Alzheimer’s Walk Car Wash benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association – The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Support the work they are doing by getting your car washed and donating! All proceeds will go towards Alzheimer’s research! Cost: Donation. Time: 9 AM-2 PM. Location: Fidelity Bank [1901 Lakeshore Dr.]. For more information about the Walk and car wash contact 254.753.7722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3 – Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk in Waco benefiting Springs Hope Orphanage in Kenya – In the 8th year of this international event, walkers are invited to explore their corners of the world through photography and social community. Photo walkers will have the opportunity to enter a photo contest judged by Scott Kelby. This year, every photo walker is encouraged to help support “Walk with a Purpose” by donating $1 to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya! Pre-registration is required. Waco’s Photo Walk will be led by Darrell Vickers, a local architect, and will begin at the Farmer’s Market and progress up the river towards Indian Spring Park, and then downtown towards the Hippodrome, with lunch at Ninfa’s or the food trucks afterwards. Cost: FREE. Time: 8:45 AM-1 PM. Location: Downtown Farmer’s Market [2-98 Webster Ave.]. For more information and to register contact Darrell Vickers through thiswebsite. Click here for more details.
October 3 – Fuzzy Friends 3rd Annual Zombie Run – Be a superhero! Make a difference to the lives of animals in need at Fuzzy Friends Rescue! Enter today! You can test your speed, strength, and endurance as you avoid angry, hungry zombies lurking around each turn! Bring your friends to see who survives and who is devoured! It’s going to be a scary good time! By registering, you will ha
ve a chance to win some great prizes! There will be a contest for the best human superhero and zombie costume, and the best dog superhero and zombie costume! Be sure to come dressed to battle zombies with your best companion at your side! Can your dog do a totally amazing trick? Does your dog have a super waggy tail? There will be prizes for these categories, too!. Cost:$25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K. Time: 5:30PM. Location:Indian Spring Park,101 N. University Parks Dr. For more information and to register click here
October 3 & 4 – Waco Hispanic Museum and Central Texas Archaeology Society hosts the La Pila Archaeology Field School for the Public – Participates will be given instructions on how to excavate an archaeological site, while helping with a community project. The La Pila Archaeological Field School is to celebrate both Texas Archaeology Awareness Month and National Hispanic Heritage Month. The purpose of the La Pila Fountain project is to excavate the historic fountain that was the cultural center of the Calle Dos (Second Street) neighborhood that was destroyed during Urban renewal projects in the 1950s. Cost: Free. Time: 9AM – 5 PM. Location: Indian Springs Middle School [University Parks Dr. and Jefferson St.]. For further Information about the archaeological project, call 254.405.5543. Flyer