June 17 – Midsummer Night’s Concert Series at the Carleen Bright Arboretum: Kaylee Rutland – The Midsummer Nights Concert Series is held the first 4 Wednesdays in June, with a different band every week. The Series is sponsored by the Woodway Foundation & the City of Woodway. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and their own non-alcoholic beverages to this event. This family-friendly event is part of the City of Woodway’s tradition of giving back to the community and promoting tourism to Woodway. Cost: Free. Time: 8 PM – 9 PM. Location: Carleen Bright Arboretum, 9001 Bosque Blvd. (Near the intersection of Bosque Blvd and Estates Dr). For more information or any questions, visit here.
June 17 – Lunch with the Masters – The City of Woodway and McLennan County Master Gardeners sponsor a free “Lunch With the Masters 2015” program at The Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum. Attendees should bring their own lunch. The program will take place on the third Wednesday of each month in 2015.Cost: Free. Time: Location: 12 PM – 2 PM. Location: 9001 Bosque Blvd Woodway, TX. For more information, call 254.399.9204 or email email@example.com.
June 18 – 5th Annual “Lead Explosion” – The Greater Hewitt Chamber and Women of Waco are partnering up to provide a powerful and unique networking opportunity for businesses. This annual, signature event, is exclusive to one attendee per company and three attendees per industry.The evening will kick off with a cocktail hour sponsored by Glazer’s, followed by sponsor recognition, dinner catered by Cotton Patch, speaking time and unique networking activities designed to help members walk away with business. Cost: Registration is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Time: 5 PM-7:30 PM. Location: The Dr. Pepper Museum, 300 S. 5th St. Waco, TX 76701. For more information and to register call 254.666.1200 or go to bit.ly/leadex2015.
June 19 – Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition meeting — The HOTHC was formed to promote, support, and develop rehabilitation services, resources, and treatment programs for persons who are homeless in the Heart of Texas Region. The Coalition meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 11:45. Member organizations take turns providing lunch. If you would like to reserve a lunch, please emailH.C.User@hotmail.com with your RSVP by no later than 5:00 on Tuesday, June 16. Location: Family Abuse Center, Waco. For the most up to date information on meeting location please firstname.lastname@example.org or check the “calendar of events” tab on the website:www.heartoftexashomeless.org.
June 19 – Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: 2015 International Soccer Tournament – Leon Vs. Tigres UANL! Cost: Pre-Sale Adult $10, Child $5. At the gate Adult $15, Child $10. Time: 7 PM. Location: Waco ISD Stadium, 1401 S.New Road. Click here for driving directions, parking, and other info regarding the stadium. For more information, contact Christina Swanson at email@example.com.
June 19 thru 21 & 26 thru 28 – Brazos Theatre Group Presents “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Summer Dinner Theatre Show – Summer Dinner Theatre Production! Melancholy turns into mayhem when Vanya and his sister, Sonia—along with their clairvoyant housekeeper, Cassandra—are paid a surprise visit by their movie star sibling, Masha, and her boy-toy, Spike. This zany new comedy that took Broadway by storm in 2013 borrows characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and mixes them up–and the results are an utterly hilarious and occasionally touching story of regret, sibling rivalry, and growing older. Contains adult language. Cost: $33.50 – $29.50. Time: Performances for Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 PM. (Doors open for dinner at 6:30 PM). Doors open at 2:30 PM on Sunday. Location: Brazos Theatre Group, 605 Austin Ave. To purchase tickets, click here. For more information and updates, visit here.
June 19 & 20 – Waco Civic Theatre: “Driving Miss Daisy” – Daisy Werthan is a Jewish widow who still sounds like the elementary school teacher she once was. Hoke Coleburn is an African American driver hired by Miss Daisy’s son, Boolie. Hoke overcomes Daisy’s reluctance to be driven around, but not without some minor fireworks. Miss Daisy is fiercely independent, and Hoke is a little stubborn, too. They discover they have a lot in common, including their belonging to minorities by virtue of his race and her religion. They eventually discover that they admire one another in this Pulitzer prize-winning drama, specially produced by Waco Civic Theatre and the Jubilee Theatre. Cost: Adult $10, Student $7. Time: 7:30 PM. Location: The Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th St. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
June 19 thru 21 & 26 thru 28- The Brazos Theatre Group Presents the Summer Dinner Theatre Show- The resident theatre company of The CAST, the Brazos Theatre Group, presents its Summer Dinner Theatre the last two weekends of June! This event will be catered by Lonestar Tavern and Steakhouse in Bellmead. Cost: $29.50- $33.50. Time: Jun 19: 7:30 PM, Jun 28 2:30 PM. Location: 605 Austin Ave. Order tickets online or get more information here!
June 20 – Juneteenth Family Fun Day – Featuring S.O.S.Band, Whodini, DSR, T.Cash, Lil Flip, All-Star Mass Choir. Cost: $12. Children 5 and under Free. Time: Gates open at 3 PM. Entertainment begins at 4 PM. Location: Brazos Park East, 2020 MLK Blvd. For more information, call 254.495.5556.
June 20 – Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum Presents “Distinguished Service: The Retired Texas Rangers” Exhibit – the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum will host a dedication event for the “Distinguished Service: The Retired Texas Rangers” exhibit. Distinguished Service: The Retired Texas Rangers is a tribute to the 180+ living retired Texas Rangers. It is placed in a special alcove within the legendary Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. Join City officials, Ranger Museum staff and many retired Rangers and view the exhibit. Cost: General Admission. Time: 1 PM. Location: Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum, 100 Texas Ranger Trail (at the corner of University Parks Drive and I-35). For more information, call 254.750.8631, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.texasranger.org/.
June 20 & 21 – Jubilee Theatre: “The Watermelon Eating Contest” Comedy Show – Stevie Walker-Webb has been in NYC getting his Masters of Fine Arts in The New School of Drama for the last couple of years, but makes time each year to return to the Jubilee Theatre to do a special performance. This year’s performance is a “side-splitting comedy” . When financial difficulties force an Ivy League doctoral candidate to take a second job at a Middle School in a low income neighborhood, she is forced to confront the “masked” parts of her identity. “The Watermelon Eating Contest” explores the history and legacy of pickaninnies, and minstrel shows in American Culture”. Cost: $10. Time: June 20th: 7 PM, June 21st: 3 PM & 7 PM. Location: Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th St. For more information contact Jubilee Theatre at 254.753.4900 or by email at www.jubileetheatre-waco.org.
June 21 – Cameron Park Zoo: World Giraffe Day – We will be celebrating our tallest animals with this event. There will be keeper talks and activities for the whole family. Cost: General Admission. Time: 11 AM – 2 PM. Location: Cameron Park Zoo, 1701 N. 4th St. For more information, visit here.
June 21 – Celebrate Father’s Day at the Dr. Pepper Museum – Do your Dad a favor – Bring him to the Dr Pepper Museum for Father’s Day! He gets in free! Cost: Free for Fathers. General Admission for others. Time: 12 PM – 4:15 PM. Location: Dr. Pepper Museum, 300 S. 5th St. For more information, visit this website.