MCC Golf Classic
The MCC Foundation Golf Classic returns for its 35th year at Bear Ridge Golf Course with proceeds funding scholarships and emergency aid for students. Call 299-8604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
KWBU (103.3 FM), Waco’s public radio station, is holding its Big Membership Event over eight days to receive tax-deductible gifts to fund its National Public Radio programming. To donate or to ask questions, call 254-710-1033.
The Waco Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at Brazos Park East with check-in at 8 a.m., opening ceremony at 9 a.m. and the walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Call 254-232-4446 or email email@example.com.
Night Amongst the Stars fundraiser benefiting Heart of Texas Goodwill, 6 p.m. at Ridgewood Country Club. Buffet dinner and dancing with music by the Sloppy Joe Band. Tickets cost $80 per person.
The 17th annual charity golf scramble benefiting Grassroots Community Development will be at Cottonwood Creek Golf Club. Check-in and lunch at 11:30 a.m. with tournament starting at 1 p.m. Call 254-235-7358, ext. 206.
Boot Scootin’ Dance
Old Friends Band will perform at the Sul Ross Boot Scootin’ Dance Club, 7 to 9:15 p.m. at corner of 15th Street and Waco Drive. Admission $5. No tobacco or alcohol.
HOT Fair & Rodeo
The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo will have its 11-day run with rodeo action, midway rides, concerts and agricultural attractions in and around the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. Call 254-776-1660.
Baylor’s Lifelong Learning Program at the Mayborn Museum will present “Understanding Cybersecurity in Today’s World” with Keith Kooyman, cybersecurity instructor at Texas State Technical College. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 in the Mayborn Theater. No advanced registration is required for this free event, which is open to adults 50 and over.
The Bears host the West Virginia Mountaineers in a Big 12 game, time to be announced, at McLane Stadium.
Waco Friends of the Climate will collect Styrofoam for recycling, 8 a.m. to noon at the Cobbs Recycling Center, 2021 N. 44th St. Participants are asked to wear masks and remain in their vehicles while the items are removed. Styrofoam peanuts are not accepted. The plastic should be clean. The service is free. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Down on the Bayou
Cajun cuisine and music by The Steve Smith Group will be offered at the Down on the Bayou fundraiser to benefit Youth Connection Inc., 7 to 11 p.m. at The Exchange Event Center in McGregor. Tickets cost $75 (table of eight cost $525). Call 254-202-8480 or 254-300-3646.
This Octoberfest-themed event benefits The Arc of McLennan County, 7 to 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in West, 2547 Jerry Mashek Drive. Sausage and fried chicken dinner served and music by Czech and Then Some. Casual or Western attired. Tickets cost $110. Call 254-756-7491.
Boot Scootin’ Dance
Larry Burgin and Texas Tradition Band will perform at the Sul Ross Boot Scootin’ Dance Club, 7 to 9:15 p.m. at corner of 15th Street and Waco Drive. Admission $5. No tobacco or alcohol.
Brew at the Zoo
Visit the Cameron Park Zoo and sample local beers, ciders and ales, 6 to 10 p.m. each night. Limited to 500 people each night. Tickets cost $45 per person ($35 for zoo members).
Cultural Arts Festival begins at 6 p.m. Friday with music at Indian Spring Park and open mic WordFest session from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday activities include music, poetry and workshops. Sunday ends with unveiling of “The Bridge of Souls” temporary art installation.
Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild will bring historic stories to life with interpreters stationed throughout Oakwood Cemetery, 2125 S. Fifth St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will talk about some of the famous and infamous people laid to rest there. Free. Call 254-717-1763.
The Bears host BYU in a nonconference game, time to be announced, at McLane Stadium.
Children’s Garden Fair
McLennan County Master Gardeners will hold their Children's Garden Fair, 2 to 4 p.m., at Miss Nellie's Pretty Place, 2600 Sturgis Road in Cameron Park (weather permitting). The event is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Rise Up! Waco
Super Bowl winner Michael Oher, whose story was told in “The Blind Side,” will speak at the Rise Up! Waco event benefiting Talitha Koum Institute, 6 p.m. at the Baylor Club. Tickets cost $125.
Lunch with the Masters
Master Gardener Rianna Alvarado-Palmer will present “Whimsy in the Garden,” about how to create fun in your garden with easily found supplies and beautiful plants, noon to 2 p.m. at MCC Emergency Services Education Center, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Drive (new location). Bring your lunch; the McLennan County Master Gardeners event is free and open to the public.
Artwork by Kermit Oliver will be displayed at the first exhibition in the new Art Center Waco building, 701 S. Eighth St. The exhibition continues into December. An opening night reception will be held Oct. 20.
Twin pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton perform French compositions and Baylor men’s basketball coach Scott Drew will collaborate with them, 7:30 pm. at Waco Hall. Call 254-754-0851.
Brazos Forum will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution with a free Zoom program by historian Hannah Bryne. Register for the Zoom link on the Brazos Forum website.
Boot Scootin’ Dance
Ragland Country Band will perform at the Sul Ross Boot Scootin’ Dance Club, 7 to 9:15 p.m. at corner of 15th Street and Waco Drive. Admission $5. No tobacco or alcohol.
Cultural Arts of Waco sponsors pumpkin painting, hot dogs, sweet potato pie and drinks during Pumpkin Fest, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilbert Austin Park.
Jubilee health fair
Jubilee Food Market, 1505 N. 15th St., with celebrate its fifth anniversary and World Food Day with a neighborhood health fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health providers, Zumba and more will be offered in the parking lot and inside the store.
Cattle Baron’s Ball
The Cattle Baron’s Ball of Central Texas, benefiting the American Cancer Society, 6 p.m. at the MCC Highlander Ranch.
Two Ironman triathlons will be held in Waco this weekend. A full-distance triathlon will be on Saturday and a half-triathlon (70.3-mile race) will be held Sunday.
Mission Waco breakfast
Baylor men’s basketball coach Scott Drew is the guest speaker at the Champions of Christian Service Breakfast benefiting Mission Waco, 6:45 a.m. in the Brazos Room at the Waco Convention Center. Tickets cost $50. Call 254-753-4900.
Boot Scootin’ Dance
Midnight Mustangs Band will perform at the Sul Ross Boot Scootin’ Dance Club, 7 to 9:15 p.m. at corner of 15th Street and Waco Drive. Admission $5. No tobacco or alcohol.
This year’s Silobration will include evening concerts with Ben Rector and Johnnyswim as well as daytime music and a vendor fair at Magnolia Market at the Silos, 601 Webster Ave.
Traveling Ofrenda to mark Day of the Dead begins with display outdoors for drive-by and in-person viewing at the corner of Dallas and Tyler streets in East Waco. The ofrenda will be open until Nov. 3.
The Bears host Texas in a Big 12 game, time to be announced, at McLane Stadium.
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