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Waco events calendar: October 2020

Waco events calendar: October 2020

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SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 4

Solar Tour Waco

The Solar Tour Waco, organized by Waco Friends of the Climate, is virtual this year at www.nationalsolartour.org from Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 with multiple videos from rooftop solar systems of Waco-area residents.

The videos explain installation, cost, electricity production, maintenance, emission reduction and other topics.

A 26% federal tax credit is available in 2020 for installation of solar. 

Online: nationalsolartour.org. (Click “Local Tours” and then “Solar Tour Waco.” For questions, email anorthc@aol.com.)

OCTOBER 1

Cattle Baron’s Ball

The Central Texas Cattle Baron’s Ball will be a virtual event this year, beginning online at 6 p.m. at the website below. The event raises funds for the American Cancer Society.

Online: centraltexascattlebaronsball.org

OCTOBER 2

MCC Golf Classic

The McLennan Community College Foundation 34th Golf Classic will be played at Bear Ridge Golf Club. It provides funds for MCC scholarships.

Online: mclennan.edu/foundation/special-events/tournament

Henry Downs DAR

The Henry Downs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. at The Center, 1115 Columbus Ave. The speaker will be Chris DeCluitt, who will discuss his experiences of working in Antarctica for several months.

BU Lifelong Learning

Local architect BJ Greaves will discuss the work of iconic Waco architect Milton W. Scott during a Zoom coffee session at 10 a.m. sponsored by Baylor Lifelong Learning. It is the first event of the 2020-21 year for adults 50 and older. Information and Zoom link on the website. Call 254-710-6440.

Online: baylor.edu/lifelonglearning

First Friday

First Friday in downtown Waco has special activities, and downtown stores will be open late, offering events and food and drink specials. Details are on the First Friday Waco Facebook page.

Online: Facebook.com/FirstFridayWaco

OCTOBER 2-4

Deep in the Heart Film Festival

This year’s film festival with approximately 100 films (shorts, documentaries and feature-length) will be offered via streaming. Go online to purchase tickets.

Online: deepintheheartff.com

OCTOBER 10-18

HOT Fair & Rodeo

The Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo is modifying events due to the coronavirus. The rodeo will be held in the Extraco Events Center, but a Fair Food Drive-In will be in the Lake Air Drive parking lot from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1-18.

Online: hotfair.com

OCTOBER 15-17

Brew at the Zoo

Fundraiser offering three nights of beer tasting while strolling through the Cameron Park Zoo (limit of 250 people each night), 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $30 for zoo members and $35 for others.

Online: cameronparkzoo.com

OCTOBER 17

Baylor football

Baylor football will host Oklahoma State in a Big 12 Conference game in McLane Stadium. Time to be announced.

Online: baylorbears.com

OCTOBER 18

Education 4 Everyone golf tournament

The Brazos Education Foundation will host this golf tournament at Ridgewood Country Club. Proceeds go to scholarships for McLennan County students. Call 254-744-2396.

Online: brazosfoundation.org

OCTOBER 31

Baylor football

Baylor football will host TCU in a Big 12 Conference game in McLane Stadium. Time to be announced.

Online: baylorbears.com


Submissions to Calendar

Items ideally should be emailed to ken.sury@wacotrib.com by the first day of the month prior to the month the event is held. Deadline for events for the November issue is Oct. 2.

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