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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers

The Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers is an evidence-based program that provides support to family caregivers of people with dementia. It is proven to: • Improve the quality of life of family caregivers who provide care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias • Help caregivers manage their stress and cope better with their lives. The SBP is a multi-component program where two facilitators meet with a small group (up to 8 people) of caregivers. The program is focused on education, support, problem-solving, and stress management. It takes a holistic approach addressing the emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive needs of the caregivers. Participants meet for nine weeks for 90 minutes per week (called a session). The program is delivered using a master trainer/group facilitator model.

McLennan County Master Gardener Intern Class

Open to McLennan County Residents, come find out how to become a Master Gardener. Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating

Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers

The Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers is an evidence-based program that provides support to family caregivers of people with dementia. It is proven to improve the quality of life of family caregivers who provide care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and help caregivers manage their stress and cope better with their lives. The SBP is a multi-component program where two facilitators meet with a small group of caregivers. The program is focused on education, support, problem-solving, and stress management. It takes a holistic approach addressing the emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive needs of the caregivers. Participants meet for nine weeks for 90 minutes per week. The program is delivered using a master trainer/group facilitator model. To register for this workshop, please call Misty Stipe at 254-292-1857.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

"Yellowman" & Directors Workshop w/Dael Orlandersmith

This Pulitzer Prize finalist that opened at the Manhattan Theater Club in October 2001,is a landmark in theatre history, said the NY Times. Playwright Orlandersmith will perform this deeply challenging content with intraracial racism fueled by alcohol and incomprehensible rage and its effect on friends and family. On Saturday, Orlandersmith with offer director’s workshop in collaboration with both the Baylor and McLennan Theatre Departments.

Central Texas Cinderella Preliminary Pageant

This is a preliminary pageant for all girls ages 0-26. If you are interested please contact me at hillmclennancinderellapageant@yahoo.com or 254-205-8599. Thank you, Heather Collins, Director

Deborah B. Meyer's Book Signing Event

Local author, Deborah B. Meyer, will be holding a book signing event for her book, "Meet the Butterfly GIrls", at Morrison's Gifts during their Spring Fling Celebration, Saturday, April 5. Christie Johnson 254-744-0270

Babysitter CPR

Take your babysitting skills to the next level and become certified in First Aid and CPR. Learn how to apply tourniquets, slings, care for bites, burns, tooth injuires and more. Includes great role play exercises, student handbook, wallet ID card, Ten (10) Babysitter Business Cards. Be prepared and join us for the great class. Call 254-299-8888 or go to www.MCCandYOU.com

A Movable Feast for Beasts

The Animal Birth Control Clinic will be hosting the 1st Annual A Movable Feast for Beasts on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Cameron Park East. Our inaugural event will feature cuisine from local food truck vendors in a pet friendly picnic event. Beginning at Noon, guests will be able to bring their pets and families to the park to purchase lunch from a variety of local vendors while listening to the Brian & Jeremy Duo performing under the pavilion. At 2:00 the hot dog contests for human and pet will begin and prizes awarded to the human who eats the most hot dogs and the pet who eats one dog the quickest. Then, at 2:30 the music continues with The Gordon Collier Band. The Animal Birth Control Clinic staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about low cost spay/neuter, recent changes to city ordinances and opportunities to have their pet sterilized for free. The clinic sees the need for more pet friendly events and expect that A Movable Feast for Beast will soon become one of Waco’s favorite events that families and individuals with pets will look forward to each year. It is the mission of the Animal Birth Control Clinic to provide affordable spay and neuter surgeries and wellness services. The Animal Birth Control promotes responsible, lifetime pet ownership and saves lives and with events such as this, we are able to further our message and help reduce pet overpopulation.

Spring Farm Day

Free activities for the whole family including: hay rides, petting zoo, walking tours, local vendors. Farm fresh meals available for purchase.

CenTex/Midway Pee Wee Football Youth Skills Camp

EVOLVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH EPIC STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Starts April 5th- June 28th (SATURDAYS ONLY) from 7am -9am Limited Space Additional information contact: Army_coach_maxwell@yahoo.com

HOT Dog Park Spring Fling

Fund raising event for this nonprofit organization.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

April Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on April 6, 2014 thanks to the support of sponsor Habitat for Humanity Restore. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Knitting Circle Apr 8th @ South Waco Library 5pm

Waco Knitters (& Friends) Knitting Circle - all welcome. Social gathering. No fees. No commitment. All skill levels welcome. Waco Knitters on Facebook. WacoKnitters on Ravelry.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Brazos Nights Concert

Brazos Nights is a free concert series that brings good times and great music to downtown Waco! The April 11 concert includes Louisiana legend Buckwheat Zydeco along with pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bell County Earth Day Festival

Bring your family and join us for a fun-filled family event leading up to Earth Day. The 2014 Bell County Earth Day Festival is being planned for Saturday, April 12 and will represent many environmental products and services from the Central Texas area. Our goal is to do our part to educate the citizens of Central Texas about the family, health and environmental challenges we face today while providing access to many of the solutions available in and around our community. The theme for this year’s event is to maintain a Healthy Family, Healthy Community, and Healthy Environment. The Festival intends to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment while presenting information and services to help our 21st century families. This is just a sampling of what is in store for you at the Bell County Earth Day Festival: ? Children and Family Activities including o Creation of Recycled Art o Activities for Children by Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists ? Organic Gardening, plants, seeds and compost tea along with related services and activities ? Herbs and herbal remedies ? Aquaponics solutions, Water Collection and Rain Barrels ? Solar, Geothermal and Wind Energy exhibits including residential wind turbines ? Seminars and other special environmental exhibits The 2014 Bell County Earth Day Festival will be throughout Yettie Polk Park. Admission is FREE to the public from 9 AM until 5 PM. This event is presented to benefit AWARE Central Texas (A Non-profit Child Abuse Prevention Organization.) For complete up-to-date information, go to www.bellcountyearthday.org If you have an environmental service or product and are interested in participating, please contact organizer: Linda Griffith (254) 947-4717 or via email to linda@tbcinternational.com.

Celebrate Waco!

CELEBRATE WACO with food, fun and fine living in Downtown Waco! Mark you calendars for this first-time event! Events include a "Downtown Diva Dash," Loft Tours, Children's Creative Corner, Photography Contest, Vendor & Food Truck Park, and Musical Entertainment. Purchase your tickets today! (Vendors, Food Truck Park & Musical Entertainment are free to the public!) For more information contact shellyp@ycintl.com/julieburleson@hotmail.com or visit our website at http://www.wacosymphonycouncil.com/celebrate-waco.php.

Art on Elm Avenue 2014

A special art exhibition and community event featuring local artists, musicians and craft & food vendors. For more information about this event, artist submission details and forms, reserving a vendor booth space for food or handmade craft/retail materials, or if you would like to volunteer, please visit ArtOnElmAvenue.com or call (254) 752-1647. Art on Elm Avenue is a community collaborative event brought to you by NeighborWorks Waco.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

2014 Waco Walk for Autism!

On Sunday April 13th from 2 to 5 pm at Baylor University’s Fountain Mall, come celebrate, play games, learn about resources, and walk for a future full of potential and possibilities for people with autism. There’ll be music, lots of activities for kids of all ages, and information on resources for individuals and families living with autism in the Heart of Central Texas. The Walk is a collaboration of the Heart of Texas Autism Network, Baylor University Department of Educational Psychology and Baylor Autism Resource Center. The Network offers support, information, and programs to raise awareness, promote inclusion and independence, and provide education and networking for people with autism, their families and the community.Walk with your friends and family, or create a team! Register by March 27 to get your tshirt! Come walk that one day, Sunday April 13, and support those walking with autism every day of their lives. Funds stay here to support local programs. For more information, please visit www.hotautismnetwork.org/2014WALK.html

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Crafty Kids Class

Make a crafty creation each month on the 3rd Saturday. APRIL 19 - Make Glass MAGNETS! Call 750-5942 for more information or to make a reservation / Limited Space. Presented by Michael's

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April 22 Waco Knitters & Friends Knitting Circle

Waco Knitters (& Friends) Knitting Circle - all welcome. Social gathering. No fees. No commitment. All skill levels welcome. Waco Knitters on Facebook. WacoKnitters on Ravelry.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

National Day of Puppetry

Join Baylor University's Mayborn Museum and Ware House Puppets for the National Day of Puppetry celebration. Enjoy “The Wild Woodland Adventure” at 11:00 am, “By George, A Dragon!” at 12:00 pm and “Little Red Riding Hood” at 1:30 pm.

Fritzfest III Fundraiser

Fritzfest to Celebrate Life and Legacy of Fritz Kriegel on April 26. The life and legacy of Fritz Kriegel, a longtime employee of Poppa Rollos Pizza, will be celebrated at the 3rd Annual Fritzfest on Saturday, April 26 at the McLennan Community College Bosque River Stage. The evening includes a pasta dinner and a Blues concert with Kriegel’s music buddies. A cash bar will be available. Proceeds benefit the Fritz Kriegel Endowed Scholarship in Commercial Music at the McLennan Community College Foundation. Tickets are $25 each and may be reserved by calling Poppa Rollos Pizza at 254-776-6776 or e-mailing mduty2006@yahoo.com. For more information, contact Mary Duty at 254-722-8940.

Frog Hop 5K at the Wetlands

Benefiting the 2014 Lake Waco Wetlands Outdoor/Environmental Education Programs WHAT IS A PREDICTION RUN? A refreshing break from the usual race format, the Frog Hop 5k is not about being the fasted runner, but rather about most accurately predicting your finish time. Prediction times will be recorded at check-in. The 3 most accurate predictions will win prizes for male and female categories. Watches or other time-keeping devices are not allowed, and the finish line clock will not be visible to runners. ENTRY FEE: Pre-Registration by 4/12 - $20.00; Registration on race day - $25.00 To pre-register, mail registration form (below) and check to City of Waco Water Utility, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702, Attn: Lake Waco Wetlands.

Babysitter Lessons & Safety Training

Certified Babysitter Training for ages 10 and up. Earn part time summer income as a trained babysitter. Includes all aspects of child care, first Aid, CPR, babysitter etiquette, discipline, basics of child care, and all forms to start to your business. Practice CPR on real manikins, includes fun role play exercises, certification of completion, and mini-graduation ceremony. Includes ten(10) Babysitter Business Cards. Register now. Bring sack lunch and snacks - additional snacks will be [provided. Invite your friends and join in the fun. Call 254-299-8888 or visit www.MCCandYOU.com

Monday, April 28, 2014

Bach Cantata #140: Wachet Auf

PRESS RELEASE The McLennan Community College Tartan Singers present: JS Bach's Cantata #140: Wachet Auf on Monday, April 28th at 7:30pm. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of St. Alban's Episcopal Church on 30th and Waco Drive. Joining the Tartan Singers for the performance will be the Central Texas String Academy Orchestra, Dr. Julia Hardie, Director, and the St. Alban's Adult Choir, Howard Thompson, Director. The performance also will include music of Handel and Josquin, as well as contemporary composer Dan Forrest. Conductors for the concert are Dr. Bonnie Borshay Sneed and Gail Wade. The concert is free and open to the public. Contact bsneed@mclennan.edu for more information

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