October 30 – 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Conference: Navigating the Complexities of Domestic Violence – The Family Abuse Center exists to eliminate domestic violence in Central Texas by sheltering victims of domestic violence and by preventing abuse from occurring through intervention and education. This conference is geared towards those in legal and social work positions who actively work with instances of domestic abuse. The opportunity to gain 6 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attorneys, judges, law enforcement, and social workers will be included in the conference. Registration for the conference is divided into legal or criminal justice section and a social work or counseling section. Register here. Cost: $20. Time: 8 AM-4:30 PM. Location: Baylor Law School [1114 S. University Parks Dr.]. For more information contact Micah Titterington at 254.762.8999 or by email at Micah.Titterington@familyabusecenter.org. Flyer
October 30 – “Dark Mirror: Children & Horror” Waco’s 6th Annual Horror Film Festival – This evening will include the viewings of Children of the Corn, The Children, and The Omen. Learn how these films have served as a “dark mirror” that reflects American culture through a brief discussion of each film’s historical context and cultural significance. Viewer discretion is advised. Concessions will be available for purchase. Cost: FREE. Time: 3 PM (Children of the Corn), 5 PM (The Children), 7 PM (The Omen). Location: Lecture Hall at McLennan Community College [1400 College Drive see campus map] For more information contact Blake Ewing at 254.299.8364 or email@example.com.
October 30 – Midway High School Orchestra presents “Nosferatu” – Come out and support the Midway High School Orchestra as they present “Nosferatu”. The original 1922 silent film will be accompanied by the orchestra, performing an original score. This is a fundraising event for the orchestra. Cost: $10. Time: 7 pm. Location: Midway High School (8200 Mars Dr) For more information, Call 254-761-5675.
October 30 – Not So Scary Halloween Tales – Wear your costume and hear spooky stories, see a puppet show, make a craft and have a sweet treat. Cost: Free. Time: 10:30 AM. Location: South Waco Library [2737 S 18th St.]. For more information contact 254.750.8621 or visit wacolibrary.org.
October 30 – MCC Choir Benefit Concert “Sing-A-Long-Broadway” – The MCC Chorale has been approved to sing at the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna next May! They need your help to finance the trip, and every little bit is appreciated! This concert will feature soloists K. Paul Holt, Harry Harelik, and Johnette McKown. Cost: Free, but any donations are welcome! Time: 7:30 PM. Location: Ball Performing Arts Center on MCC Campus [1400 College Dr., see campus map]. For more information contact 254.299.8275. To donate directly please visit GoFundMe page Flyer
October 30 – First Ever Creekside Spooktacular at Spring Valley Elementary – The City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library and Greater Hewitt Chamber are excited to invite you to our first ever Creekside Spooktacular at Spring Valley Elementary! This family event will include trick or treating, games, food trucks (What About Wednesdays and Vanilla Bean), movie in the park (Hotel Transylvania), costume contest, bounce house, prizes and more. Cost: FREE Time: Trick or treating will be from 6 PM-7 PM, movie at 7 PM, and costume contest at 8:30 PM. Location: Spring Valley Elementary Gym [610 Spring Valley Rd., Hewitt]. Visit the Facebook page for more info. For vendor and sponsorship information, please visit www.HewittChamber.com or call 254-666-1200.
October 30 & 31 – Magnolia Market at the Silos Grand Opening and Party – Join Waco’s own Chip & Jo as they celebrate the Grand Opening of their shop at the Silos in downtown Waco! Bring your family and friends to shop at the new location and share a meal from one of the local food trucks. Artists Johnnyswim (heard on HGTV’s Fixer Upper theme song) will also give a private concert that evening for ticket holders. Cost: FREE to visit the Silos, Evening Event $45. Time: 9 AM-6 PM, Event 7:30 PM. Location: Magnolia Market Silos [6th Street & Webster Ave.]. For more information check the Magnolia Market website.
October 30 & 31 –Halloween and Impressionistic and Surrealistic Art at the CAST – The Surrealistic and Impressionistic artwork created by talented local artists will have it’s final display this weekend! Fun Halloween coloring pages will be available for the kids. Come check it out! Cost: Free. Time: Friday 12 PM-6 PM, Saturday 11 AM-3 PM. Location: CAST [605 Austin Ave.]. For more information contact 254.339.3421 or visit castwaco.com
October 31 – Registration Deadline for Woodway Family Center’s Basketball League for Boys & Girls Kinder-6thGrade – Now’s the time to register your kinder through 6th graders to join a basketball team and gain some valuable experience and have lots of fun! The deadline for registration is October 31st. Cost: $75 for Woodway residents, $80 for Non-Woodway residents. For more information and to register call 254.772.7491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visitwww.woodway-texas.com.
October 31 – Keep Waco Beautiful Compost Sale – It’s that time of year again! Keep Waco Beautiful is hosting their annual Fall Compost Sale, offering a variety of top quality bagged gardening and yard organics (40 lb. bags of compost for $3.50). New this year – bulbs for sale! $2.50 per bulb, Campernelles, Grand Primos and Snowflakes. Keep Waco Beautiful is taking orders for the sale [PREPAID products ONLY], and items can be picked up during the time of the event. Your participation helps support KWB’s many community-wide cleanup, recycling, and beautification programs! Cost: Varies per product. Time: 9 AM – 12 PM. Location: Cameron Park Zoo overflow parking lot (1701 N. 4th St.). For more information or to pre-order your supplies online at www.keepwacobeautiful.com , or call KWB at 254-750-5728 or 254-723-5714. <10.7 KWB> JO ABT
October 31 – Chupacabra Trail Run – Come out and join the Huaco Cuatro Trail Run Series for the Chupacabra Trail Run! This is the 4th and final race in the Huaco Cuatro Trail Run Series, so be sure to run in this one if you have missed out on the previous 3 races. You will have the choice of a 5K or 15K run through the trails in Cameron Park! See web site for registration information. All registered runners will receive a T-shirt, and all finishers will receive a Huaco Cuatro Trail Run Series medal. Cost: $30. Time: 8 AM. Location: Redwood Shelter, 2300 Cameron Park Dr. For more information as well as information on registration, go to the web site.
October 31 – 16th Annual Heart of Texas Food and Wine Festival – Taste more than 200 wines in 3 different wine tents and sample food from over 30 restaurants at the 16th Annual Heart of Texas Food and
Wine Festival, also known as WineFest. Event activities include a Red Carpet Dog Walk featuring adoptable shelter dogs, a large silent auction, and the famous “Cork Pull”. Proceeds benefit various community events, live saving programs, and day-today operations of the Humane Society of Central Texas. Sponsorship positions are still available. Cost: Individual tickets, $60. Time: Noon- 4 PM Location: Indian Spring Park. For more information about the event visit theHumane Society of Central Texas website. For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Don Bland at 254.754.1454
October 31 – Halloween Fun Run – Calling all ghosts, princesses, and superheros! Come out and dress up in your best Halloween costume and bring your entire family with you to Brazos Park East this Halloween. There will be festivities galore in addition to the fun run. There will be a 1K for children 10 and under, a 5K Fun Run as well as other fun holiday activities. On-site registration and check-in begin at 8:30 am. Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for kids 11 and under. Time: Races – 9:30 AM. Festivities: 10 AM. Location: Brazos Park East (MLK Jr. Blvd.) See web site for more information.
October 31 – Stadium Spooktacular at McLane Stadium – Dress up and come out to Baylor’s McLane Stadium this Halloween for the Stadium SPOOKtacular! This hauntingly fun event will feature trick or treating, games and a costume contest! The evening will conclude with Steven Spielberg’s classic film “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” shown on the jumbotron!. Cost: $10 adults/$5 Kids. Time: 5 PM – 9PM. Location: McLane Stadium (1001 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) For more information or to buy tickets, see web site.
October 31 – Central United Methodist Church’s Country Fair – With a country store, jewelry & crafts, food booths, children’s area, book sale, plant sale, costume parade (no scary outfits please), entertainment, silent auction, audible auction , and more, this event has something for everyone! The proceeds from the event benefit the Special Needs Ministry of Central UMC. This event will be indoors and will be held rain or shine! Cost: Free admission. Time:12 PM- 5 PM. Location: Central UMC [5740 Bagby Ave, corner of Bagby Ave. and HWY 6]. For more information contact 254.420.2862 or email email@example.com.
October 31 – Zoo Boo – Come out and explore Waco’s own Cameron Park Zoo for their annual Halloween event, Zoo Boo! This fun, family event is designed for children 2-12 years old. Dress up or spook people and animals alike as yourself. Cost: Tickets are $9 for adults 13 +, $6 for kids 4-12 years old and free for those under 3. Time: 6 PM – 8 PM. Location: Cameron Park Zoo (1701 N. 4th st.) For more information or to purchase tickets, see web site.
October 31 – The Art Center of Waco’s Annual Fall Festival! – Live Music and Magical fun! Transfiguration, Quidditch, wizardly games, pumpkin patch, photo booth, food trucks, arts & crafts and more! Cost: Free! Time: 4 PM to 7 PM. Location: The Art Center of Waco, 1300 College Dr. on MCC campus. For more information call 254.752.4371 or visit the website: artcenterwaco.org.
October 31 – Garage Sale and Harvest Festival at Hewitt First United Methodist Church – Come celebrate the festivities all morning with a huge church-wide garage sale, a country store with gift baskets, handcrafted and Christmas items, baked goods and more, BBQ brisket lunches, and a live auction! Cost: BBQ Lunch $9 adults, and $4 children. Time: 7 AM Garage sale, 8 AM Country Store, 11 AM BBQ Lunch, 12 PM Live Auction. Location: Hewitt FUMC [600 South First St., Hewitt]. For more information contact 254.666.2500.
October 31 – Trunk or Treat at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit – There will be free hot dogs and hamburgers and of course, trunks full of candy at this event. The priest with his own light saber will be attending, don’t miss out! Cost: FREE. Time: 6 PM-8 PM. Location: Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit [1624 Wooded Acres]. For more information visit the Facebook page.
October 31 – Dubl-R Burger fundraising dinner for Pack of Hope – The Pack of Hope is a McLennan County organization with the sole mission to erase child hunger in McLennan County by supplying school districts and their eligible students will backpacks filled with nutritious food to prevent hunger from Friday through Sunday while they are not in school. Dubl-R has graciously offered a portion of its sales for this fundraiser for Pack of Hope. Cost: Varies. Time: 11 AM-2 PM. Location: Dubl-R Burgers [1810 Herring Ave.]. For more information contact Lisa Wilhelmi, Board member at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Pack of Hope website at www.packofhope.org.
October 30 & 31 – Yard Sale benefiting the Waco Stroke Club – The Waco Stroke Club provides community and support for stroke survivors, their families, and their caregivers. Come support the wonderful work they do at this yard sale!. Time: Friday 7 AM-5 PM, Saturday 7 AM-5 PM. Location: 613 Carlyle Dr. [just off Sanger Ave & Kipling, follow the signs when you get to the neighborhood]. For more information contact email@example.com.
October 31 and November 1 – Volley for Molly “She’s One in a Minion” Volleyball Tournament – Celebrate life in support the Molly Martinsen Foundation, an organization dedicated to the serving and ministering of families going through life threatening illness and backing of initiatives to help find the cure for Brain Cancer in children. Several divisions exist dependent on age group, ranging from 6th grade and under to adult co-ed, 16 years and older. Awards will be presented to first and second place teams in each division for the best costume or best-dressed team! Spaces are limited and spots will be administered on a first come, first served basis. Team registration is due by October 11th. Cost: $100 per team. Time: October 31st, 9 AM. November 1, 1 PM. Location: October 31, Vanguard College Prep, 2517 Mt Carmel Dr, for divisions 6th & under, 7th& 8th and 9th & 10th grades.November 1, First Baptist Church of Woodway, 101 Ritchie Rd, Woodway, TX 76712, for adult/co-ed 16 years and older. To register, contact Jennifer Martinsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254.717.2997 or Van Davis (tournament director) at email@example.com or 254.716,8605 with your team(s) name and division selection. For more information, visit Molly’s Mark or view the flyer Flyer Front Flyer Back
October 31 – Teen Chess Club – Join us for strategic fun! Volunteer Jeff Spyrison hosts a chess club for anyone ages 7-18. No experience is necessary. Cost: Free. Time: 1 PM. Location: Central Library [1717 Austin Ave.]. For more information contact 254.750.5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.
October 31 – Introduction to Fundraising Planning – In partnership with the Waco Foundation, the library is hosting a FREE workshop that provides the components needed to create a successful fundraising plan. Cost: Free. Time: 10 AM. Location: Central Library [1717 Austin Ave.]. For more information emailBarbaraFr@wacotx.gov or call 254.750.5941 or visit wacolibrary.org.
October 31 – Dia de los Muertos Reception at the Art Forum – Join the Art Forum of Waco, as they celebrate Dia de los Muertos through art and traditional stories, events and activities. Over 20 artists, including students from McGregor ISD, will be participating in this event. Cost: Free, with donation accepted. Time: 6 PM-9 PM. Location: Art Forum of Waco [1826 Morrow Ave.]. For more information contact Arthur Huron at 254.733.1525.