July 20 thru 24 – Art Center of Waco’s Book Illustration/Animation Camp – Students will learn how reading and artwork are valuable learning tools. Students will learn to make a book of their own, writing the story and drawing the characters. Adults will read stories and help students appreciate the world of books. Artists will teach some cartooning and animation at the students’ skill level. Children may learn to draw their favorite cartoon character and will create their own original character! Cost: $65, art supplies and snack included. Time: 9 AM – 12:30 PM. Location: The Art Center of Waco, 1300 College Drive. This program is for ages: 8-12. If there are well behaved little artists who are younger than 8 years and are interested in signing up, please call the Art Center 254.752.4371.
July 20 thru 24 – Goodwill Job Opportunity Boot Camp – Every month Waco Learning Center offers a week long intensive workshop to learn the skills to find the job you want. In the course, you will receive training on: How to do an effective job search, How to write a resume that works for you, How to improve your interviewing skills, and How to keep a job once you’ve landed it. In addition, you will have the opportunity to have a mock interview with an employer in the community who will give you feedback on your interview skills. Cost: Free. Time: 9 AM – 12 PM, Monday through Thursday. Location: Waco Goodwill Learning Center, 1700 S. New Road. For more information, call 254.753.7337.
July 21- Hispanic Chamber Lunch and Learn: Pack of Hope and LEAD – Come and learn how Pack of Hope and the LEAD program are working to help mentor and feed local students.Cost:$5 for lunch. Time: 12 PM. Location: Central Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hall, 915 La Salle. For more information contact the Chamber at 254.754.7111.
July 21 – Treasure Tuesdays: Ahoy Treasures! with Cody Fisher at the Mayborn Museum –Join us for special activities and events related to Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure each Tuesday in July. Experience an interactive pirates and treasure themed performance by our favorite master magician Cody Fisher. Cost: $5 per person pricing will be offered on Treasure Tuesdays and will include admission to the museum, Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure, and all special activities and events. Time: 11 AM – 1 PM. Location: Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Dr. For more information or any questions, contact Rebecca Tucker at 254.710.1110 or email Rebecca_Tucker@baylor.edu.
July 21 – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service: Peach-Pie-Filling Water-Bath Food Preservation Workshop (Register by July 17) – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in McLennan County will sponsor a peach-pie-filling water-bath food preservation workshop. The program will include information about the water bath method and food safety as well as a demonstration. Cost: $15 per person. $25 per couple. Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM. Location: Meadowbrook Baptist Church, 1207 N. Old Robinson Road. For more information and to register, call 757.5180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 21 thru 23 – Education Service Center Summer Symposiums – Join us for our special one-topic symposiums this summer at ESC Region 12. Three days of amazing content, speakers and in-depth conversations about subjects that are critical to student success. Sign up for one day or book each session to take the full journey. Each day is different, but the destination is the same: student success! Cost: $85 each. Time: Session 1 9 AM – 4 PM, Sessions 2 & 3 8:30 AM – 4 PM. Location: Education Service Center, 2101 West Loop 340. To see the list of sessions, for more information and to register visit the website.
July 22 – “Bridge 2 Gear Up” Presents College Ready Summer Camp Waco – Want to be college ready for the fall?! You should come to our College Ready Summer Camp so we can help you get there! Learn how to make a great first impression at a workplace, become a pro at reading college curriculum courses, navigate credit transfer to 4 year universities, and enjoy a one to one session with our Bridge To Gear Up Team! Games and lunch will be provided! Hope to see you there! Cost: Free. Time: 9 AM – 3 PM. Location: McLennan Community College, Room MAC 111, 1400 College Dr. For more information and to register, click here.
July 23 – Brazos Theatre Group Improv Comedy Show – Improv Comedy Show by the Brazos Theatre Group. You bring the suggestions, and they will bring the funny! The snack bar will be open and this is a BYOB event. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:00PM. Cost: Adults: $12 / Students, Seniors, Military: $10. Time: 8 PM. Location: THE CAST, 605 Austin Ave. For more information visit the Facebook page or call 254.313.8920.
July 23 – Storybook Theatre: “New Little Red Riding Hood” – Storybook Theatre, a Texas Commission on the Arts performing group, brings their fractured fairy tale to life and shows that a good character makes a difference no matter where you are. Join Wanda Wolf, Granny Red, Lil Red and some puppet friends for laughs and a surprise in this Summer Showcase of Children’s Performers presentation. Cost: Free. Time: 10:30 & 1:30. Location: Central Library, 1717 Austin Ave. For more information visit the website.
July 23 – Community Race Relations Coalition presents Celebration of Cultures – Marked by dinner, music and people from varied cultures sharing their stories and what they find most beautiful about their own heritage, this is a favorite program each year. Cost: The event is free, but you must RSVP. Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30PM. Location: St. Alban’s Episcopal Church parish hall, 305 N 30th St. Reserve a space now by calling 254. 836.4599 or emailing Jo_Welter@hotmail.com.
July 23 – Association of Fundraising Professionals : Training on 990’s and the IRS – Presented by Nancy Toups, CPA Senior Manager at JRBT Public Accounting Firm, join us as Nancy presents on some need-to-know 990 updates for your organization and filing time. Time: 8:30 am. Location: Texas Ranger Training Center, Ft. Fisher Cost: $15/member│$20/member. Register at CentexAFP.org. For more information, contact Kim Klimt at 254.744.1208.
July 25 – The Waco Triathlon Club Presents Waco Kids Triathlon Benefitting Pack of Hope (Registration Deadline July 17) – The Waco Triathlon Club is sponsoring a Waco Kids Triathlon. The event, open to ages 7 to 15, will be limited to 200 participants. Participants will swim, bike and run, with distance varying depending on age group. (The event also will include a 1K fun run for all ages at 10:30 AM. Cost is $15 for early registration, or $20 on race day). Cost: $50. There will be no race day registration. Time: 7 AM. Location: McLane Stadium, 1001 S. MLK Jr Blvd. To register or for complete event details, visit www.wacotriclub.org/kidstri. For more information, call 405.2518.
July 25 – H.O.T. Storytelling Guild – Open to Tellers and Listeners! Sessions include group dynamics, games, techniques and exercises. Cost: Always free! Location: S. Waco Library, 2737 S. 18th St. Time: 10:30-12 noon for main guild meeting for adults. 1:30 – 3:00 PM Youth (ages 7 & above) are invited for storytelling enrichment activities. For more information, contact: Vivian Rutherford, 254-717-1763; email@example.com
July 25 – American Cancer Society’s Central Texas Cattle Baron’s Ball: “Two Steppin’ Towards a Cure” – Join us at the American Cancer Society’s Central Texas Cattle Baron’s Ball for a great night! Great food, dancing, a spectacular auction, and much more, provide for this premier event to be one of a kind. As we come together to party for a cause, the American Cancer Society will continue to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people to stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against a disease that has taken too many lives. Cost: See website for detailed pricing. Time: 6 PM – 12 AM. Location: Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. For more information, visit here.
July 25 – D. Harris Foundation Presents “Red Tie Red Pump Affair” – The Red Tie Red Pump Affair is a signature event for D.Harris Foundation. It helps further our mission to raise awareness about impact of HIV/AIDS in McLennan County. The evening will include a red carpet cocktail reception with a live jazz band along with our best radio station airing live, silent auction, Founders Awards dinner ceremony, dinner with performances from the best youth dance school in Waco and more! One of the special features of the evening is an awards ceremony to honor six community leaders who have dedicated time and energy to fighting the battle against HIV/AIDS and saving our youth. This year’s event is particularly significant because it’s the official kickoff to AIDS WALK WACO 2015 year-long celebration of two years of empowering and educating our community! Cost: $200 table of 10, $170 table of 8, $50 couple, $30 single. Time: 6 PM – 1 AM (July 26). Location: Lee Lockwood Museum, 2801 West Waco Drive. For more information and to register, click here. <Flyer>
July 26- “Recovery Sunday” at Church Under the Bridge- On Sunday, July 26 Church Under the Bridge will celebrate all those who have overcome addictions or are working hard to do so. In addition, sponsors, treatment center staff, counselors, AA and NA Groups, and all those who have helped others in their sobriety will also be recognized. Time: 11 AM. Location: Under the Interstate 35/S. 4th St. bridge. Cost: Free For more information about this event or Church Under the Bridge call 254.235.7818.
July 26 – TriWaco Sprint and Olympic Triathlon – The Seventh Annual TriWaco starts with a 1500-meter open water swim in the Brazos River (no wetsuits) followed by a mostly flat and fast 25-mile bike ride on country roads north and west of Waco. The race finishes out with a hilly 10-kilometer run along the Brazos River that leads to the oldest suspension bridge in the United States. The Sprint distance event includes a 400-meter swim in the Brazos River, a 12-mile bike ride along the same country roads and a 5-kilometer run finishing on the suspension bridge. Cost: Click here for different prices. Time: Click here for a schedule. Location: Hilton Waco, 113 S. University Parks Drive. For more information, visit http://triwaco.org/. To register, click here.
July 26 – Waco-Mclennan County Central Library Offering “Block Party” for Preschoolers and Toddlers (register as soon as possible) – The Central Library is offering a “Block Party” for preschoolers and toddlers. They will be able to build, play, and create using the blocks offered by the library. To register for the “Block Party” click here. Cost: Free. Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Location: 1717 Austin Ave. For more information, call the Waco-Mclennan County Central Library at 254.750.5941.
July 26 – Stonehenj Players Sing-a-Long – Stonhenj will be performing their English traditionals, Pirate Shanties, Celtic Ballads with original and contemporary songs. They are a non-profit organization of actors, stage combatants, dancers and singers from the North Texas and Central Texas regions. They entertain and educate people on the Renaissance time period through their performances. Cost: Free. Time: 2 PM. Location: Tea2Go, 820 S. 7th St.
July 27 thru 31 – Waco Civic Theatre Presents Musical Theatre Camp – Join us this July for one week of theater fun designed to acquaint budding “triple-threat” performers. For ages 8-16. Taught by experienced and educated teacher/actor/ Ashley Sherel Yates, students will practice their skills and present a short recital on Friday, July 31. Bring a sack lunch and your dancin’ shoes! Cost: $50. Time: 10 AM – 2 PM. Location: Waco Civic Theatre, 1517 Lake Air Dr. To register, click here. For more information, call 254.776.1591.
July 28 – Treasure Tuesdays: Ahoy Treasures! with Brian Whittington at the Mayborn Museum – Join us for special activities and events related to Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure each Tuesday in July. Become a pirate! Audience members are invited to join in the show as characters in a pirate adventure story complete with costumes and props. Cost: $5 per person pricing will be offered on Treasure Tuesdays and will include admission to the museum, Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure, and all special activities and events. Time: 11 AM – 1 PM. Location: Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Dr. For more information or any questions, contact Rebecca Tucker at 254.710.1110 or email Rebecca_Tucker@baylor.edu.
July 30 – Last Day to Register for The Economic Opportunities Advancement Corp. (EOAC) Head Start Program for the 2015-2016 School Year – The Economic Opportunities Advancement Corp. will conduct open enrollment through July 30 for the Head Start program for the 2015-16 school year. Applications will be accepted for children ages 3 to 5 years, and from pregnant women, from 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays at the Thurman E. Dorsey Center, 3221 Speight Ave. Though space is limited, walk-ins and appointments are accepted. Head Start and Early Head Start early childhood education program services are free to qualified families. For more information, call 753.5324, or visitwww.hsehsonline.org to complete a pre-enrollment application.
July 31 – MCH Outreach and Advocacy Center Children’s Health Groups – We welcome 3rd-5th graders and their caregivers to join us as MCH Family Outreach and the Advocacy Center facilitate two fun and interactive groups! The topics discussed will include healthy boundaries and relationships, self-esteem and conflict resolution. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Cost: Free. Time: 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Location: Outreach Office, 1111 Herring Ave. RSVP for the events by calling 254-750-1263.
July 31 – Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition Full Moon Flower Workshop – Come out during the full moon, where two local farmers will instruct participants on growing, cutting, and arranging flowers! A tour of the flower beds will begin at 5:00, cutting and arranging will begin around 6:15 – feel free to come for either half or all of the workshop. A light snack will be provided. Each participant should bring their own quart sized mason jar to take home a small bouquet! Cost: $15, free for current UGC members – only ten spots are available for this workshop. Time: 5 PM – 8 PM. Location: World Hunger Relief Farm, 356 Spring Lake Road – to register click here! Please contact Kathleen if you have any questions.
July 31 – Intensive Case Management Monthly Workshop- This month our workshop will be on Methodist Children’s Home Family Outreach. We will be discussing services provided by this agency such as: Foster Care, Parent Education and Grandparent services. Location: 500 Franklin Ave Time: 12PM- 1PM Cost:Free. For more information call 254.756.0954 Ext. 258.
July 31 & August 1 – Beat to a Pulp Presents: Pink Floyd’s The Wall – Don’t miss this remarkable staged production of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.” Beat to a Pulp will be playing the entire album live, complete with costumes and a staged set! Cost: $20 per ticket, or $35 for both. Time: 7 PM. Location: THE CAST, 605 Austin Ave. Tickets are available here. Visit the facebook page for more information!