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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Dino Days: Film, "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story!"

Join us for a movie day! We will be screening “We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story,” in the SBC Theater at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. $5 per person pricing will be offered on Dino Days and will include admission to the museum, Be the Dinosaur and all special activities and events. Mayborn Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Angel Paws Reading Buddies

Angel Paws Reading Buddies lets kids read to trained therapy dogs (a great reading motivator, self-esteem booster for reluctant or struggling readers). The sessions are twice a week through July 23RD at Central Library: Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 750-5952 for a reservation.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Fourth on the Brazos

The festivities begin at 7 p.m. with a patriotic ceremony featuring the 36th Infantry Band and Waco Community Band. The night’s headlining band is the electric, lively Blaze of Glory: The Bon Jovi Experience. The event is held in Indian Spring Park and is free to the public, with food and beverages available for purchase. Everyone is invited to bring their coolers and lawn chairs, and may want to arrive early as parking fills up quickly. For more information, or to view a parking map, please visit www.brazosnightswaco.com. The H-E-B Fireworks Extravaganza, set for 10 p.m., will be broadcast live on WCCC-TV on Time Warner channel 10 (digital 10.210), Grande channel 10 (HD ch. 810), and will stream live on the Waco City Cable Channel at www.wccc.tv. Fourth on the Brazos includes a food court with a variety of food vendors, inflatable games and free arts and crafts area for children. Tents, pets, grills, glass bottles and fireworks are not allowed.

First Friday in Downtown

Join us in downtown Waco for First Friday! The First of each month enjoy sips, bites & specials all day. Stay late because businesses will be OPEN LATE! For more information, visit the Facebook Page: First Friday Waco.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Historic Ghost Walk Down Austin Avenue

For the first time ever, McLennan County Paranormal Investigations along with the Waco Chamber of Commerce will be hosting ghost tours downtown. Meet at Ninfa’s, 220 S 3rd St, at 8:00 p.m. The tour will last 1- 1 ½ hours. When: the first Saturday of each month starting in June and going through October. COST: $20 AGES: 12 years and up, minors must be accompanied by parents or guardian. To make reservations call (254) 749-5839.

1st Annual Together We Stand Gospel Concert

The Community Cancer Association would like to invite you to join in worship at the Together We Stand Gospel Concert as we join together in song to celebrate the success of our patients and raise much needed funds to continue to help in McLennan County. 100% of the proceeds will benefit CCA patients and their financial need while they battle cancer. For more information, please contact our office at (254)202-8082 or email Keeli at kmcnair@communitycancerassociation.org

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Outdoor Waco Mountain Bike Clinics

Outdoor Waco will be offering FREE mountain bike clinics for beginners this summer. The clinics will meet at Redwood Shelter at Cameron Park, 2300 Cameron Park Dr., and will last about 1.5 hours. Beginner clinics are FREE and will be held at 4 pm on July 6, July 20, and August 3. To participate in a clinic, you must register at least 24 hours in advance at Outdoor Waco, 215 S. University Parks Dr. For more information call (254) 300-4448 or email info@outdoorwaco.com.

July Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on July 6, 2014 thanks to the support of our sponsor The Dwyer Group. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Mayborn Museum Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Our Free Sunday Program continues on July 6, 2014 thanks to the support of our sponsor The Dwyer Group. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Dino Days: Be the Dinosaur Day

Choose your dinosaur, BE the dinosaur. Become a dinosaur with face painting, dinosaur games and more! Face painting begins at 12:30 pm, activities from 1:30-3:30 pm. $5 per person pricing will be offered on Dino Days and will include admission to the museum, Be the Dinosaur and all special activities and events. Mayborn Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

“Do Well Be Well” Diabetes Self-Management Class Series

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in McLennan County and the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District have partnered to provide this series consisting of five sessions about self-management topics such as diet planning, nutrition, medications, and foot care. The series is designed for diabetics and their family members, but others interested in prevention are welcome to attend. The classes will be held on July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. LOCATION: Emeritus at Meadowlands, 3801 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. The Classes are FREE, but you must pre-register by July 8. For more information and to pre-register call (254) 757-5180 or email mclennan-tx@tamu.edu.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Legos Lab at the Library

LEGOS Lab, for ages 6 to 12, is on Saturday, July 12TH at the Central Library from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The library provides supplies and displays creations for the following month. Space is limited, so please call 750-5942 for a reservation.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Vacation Bible School - "Gangway to Galilee"

Come aboard an AMAZING adventure with the Lord! Join Peace Lutheran Church - Hewitt on July 13-17 for a fun-filled week of Christ-centered activities, songs, games and much, much more! Contact Elke Fehler @ elke.fehler@peacehewitt.org or call (254) 420-4729 for more info. Register your child online

Under the Listening Tree: Story-telling and Poetry reading series

The "Under the Listening Tree" series is a collaboration between the Waco-McLennan County Library and the Waco Poets Society. Artists of all ages are invited to share poems, stories, spoken-word and more in a round-robin style reading. Held Sundays 2-4 pm, 1717 Austin Avenue, Waco, TX 76701. Future dates are August 10, September 14 and October 12. For more info, 254 750-5943, wordaroundwaco@gmail.com. Website: www.thewordgallery.com.

Facing the Flames: The History of Waco's Fire Department

Come gain an exclusive, exciting perspective into the individuals who help keep our community safe! Facing the Flames will spotlight the exciting history of Waco’s fire department, from its founding in 1873 to present day. Featuring antique uniforms and tools from area fire departments, this exhibit promises to be an enjoyable experience for both enthusiasts and curious citizens. Opening reception is free. Every other Sunday is $3 per person. Free with military i.d. No reservation is needed, but if you would like to arrange a special visit or tour, please call the office at (254) 753-5166

Facing the Flames: The History of Waco’s Fire Department

Facing the Flames is a new exhibit, spotlighting the exciting history of Waco’s fire department, from its founding in 1873 to present day. The exhibit will include antique uniforms and tools from area fire departments. To celebrate the new exhibit there will be a FREE opening reception on July 13th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Facing the Flames will be open until December 14. LOCATION: Fort House Museum, 503 S. 4th St. Regular admission COSTS $2-3. Visiting hours are Sundays 2:00 – 5:00. For more information or to arrange a special tour call (254) 753-5166.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dino Days: Dino Tales

Enjoy storytelling by Vivian Rutherford from 1:30-3:30 pm, the film “The Land Before Time” at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm and Digging for Dinosaur Bones: Dig Site Information from 2:30-3:30 pm. $5 per person pricing will be offered on Dino Days and will include admission to the museum, Be the Dinosaur and all special activities and events. Mayborn Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Science Shenanigans at the Library

Science Shenanigans, a science lab for ages 7 to 11, is Friday, July 18th at the Central Library at 1:30 p.m. The theme is “Backyard Chemistry Lab,” with hands-on experiments. Reserve a spot by calling 750-5942. Space is Limited.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Crafty Kids Class at the Library

Crafty Kids Class for elementary ages will be on Saturday, July 19th at 1:30 p.m. A variety of robot crafts will be made this month. Space is limited, so please call 750-5942 to make a reservation.

PROPOSAL WRITING AND BUDGETING WORKSHOP

THE GRANTS RESOURCE CENTER OF THE WACO-MCLENNAN COUNTY LIBRARY AND THE WACO FOUNDATION WILL HOST A FREE PROPOSAL WRITING AND BUDGETING WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY, JULY 19TH FROM 10 A.M. TO NOON AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY (1717 AUSTIN AVENUE). THE PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP IS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO WRITE GRANTS FOR NON-GOVERNMENTAL FUNDING. THE WORKSHOP IS FREE FOR EVERYONE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, EMAIL KIM SALOME AT KIMBERLYS@CI.WCAO.TX.US OR NICOLE WYNTER AT NWYNTER@WACOFOUNDATION.ORG.

Keep Waco Beautiful’S Quarterly River Clean-Up

Looking for volunteer hours this summer? Want to go kayaking? You can do both by helping Keep Waco Beautiful clean the river -- just in time for Waco’s Triathlon Race the following weekend! Outdoor Waco is lending their kayaks TO volunteers WHO ARE WILLING to collect trash from the water while on kayaks. If you are interested in helping, PLEASE call (254) 750-5728.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Block Party at the Library

Block Party for Toddlers and Pre-K ages will be at Central Library on Sunday, July 20th, at 1:30 p.m. Please call 750-5952 for a reservation.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Reading Club Prizes

Summer Reading Club begins awarding prizes to those who completed their reading goals. Awards, including a robot t-shirt, certificate and food coupons from area shops are available from July 21st to August 10th.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dino Days: DinoRock

Join us for an entertaining, engaging, and education program filled with fossils, dinosaurs, and fun! Show times at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. $5 per person pricing will be offered on Dino Days and will include admission to the museum, Be the Dinosaur and all special activities and events. Mayborn Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dino Days: Dino Tales

Enjoy storytelling by Vivian Rutherford from 1:30-3:30 pm, the film “The Land Before Time II” at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm and Digging for Dinosaur Bones: Dig Site Information from 2:30-3:30 pm. $5 per person pricing will be offered on Dino Days and will include admission to the museum, Be the Dinosaur and all special activities and events. Mayborn Museum Members and Baylor University students receive free admission. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

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