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Waco events calendar: September 2021

Waco events calendar: September 2021

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SEPTEMBER

1

Christian Writers Workshop

Christian Writers Workshop begins its fall schedule with meetings at 6 p.m. every Wednesday through Nov. 10 at First Woodway Baptist Church, 101 N. Ritchie Road. A writing assignment each week will be shared and read. For information, call 254-339-3060 or email reitahawthorne2@gmail.com.

2

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.

Online: sulrossdanceclub.org

3

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

3-5

Westfest

The annual celebration of Czech heritage will be held Labor Day weekend at the West Fair and Rodeo grounds. Preview party is Friday night. Parade is at 10 a.m. Saturday and numerous activities in addition to food, music and dancing will be held.

Online: westfest.com

4

Stars & Stripes Music Fest

Country singer Corbin Easton headlines the Stars & Stripes Music Fest, which celebrates active-duty military, veterans and Gold Star spouses as well as front-line health care workers. It begins at 6 p.m. at McLane Stadium.

Online: wacochamber.com/stars-stripes

8

Watercolor exhibit

The fall exhibit by the Central Texas Watercolor Society opens at the Performing Arts Building at McLennan Community College. It will run through Nov. 10.

Online: centraltexaswatercolor.com

9

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.

Online: sulrossdanceclub.org

11

Baylor football

The Bears host the Texas Southern Tigers, 6 p.m. at McLane Stadium.

Online: baylorbears.com

Bosque Art Classic

More than 100 artists will be represented at the 36th annual Bosque Art Classic, which opens with a sale, dinner and awards celebration at 7 p.m. at the center, 215 College Hill Drive in Clifton. Exhibition is open to public Sept. 12-25. Call 254-675-3724.

Online: bosqueartscenter.org

11-12

Pond tour

Heart of Texas Water Garden and Pond Society will open up backyards of members’ homes to showcase their water gardens and ponds. Free, but donations accepted to benefit the Waco Wetlands.

Online: hotwgps.com

10-12

‘Outside Mullingar’

Waco Civic Theater presents this comedy by the author of “Moonstruck.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 1517 Lake Air Drive. Call 751-0311.

Online: wacocivictheatre.org

15

Lunch with the Masters

Presenters Lori Lutz and Barbara Vance will share their knowledge on wildflowers of Central Texas at this McLennan County Master Gardeners-sponsored meeting, noon to 2 p.m. at MCC Emergency Services Education Center, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Drive (new location). Bring your lunch; the event is free and open to the public.

Online: txmg.org/mclennan

16

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Backroads 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.

Online: sulrossdanceclub.org

16-19

‘Outside Mullingar’

Waco Civic Theater presents this comedy by the author of “Moonstruck.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 1517 Lake Air Drive. Call 751-0311.

Online: wacocivictheatre.org

17

Senior health fair

The Heart of Texas RSVP will host a Senior Source health and information fair, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Richland Mall. Up-to-date information and health screenings provided. Call 254-299-8766.

Online: hotrsvp.org

Big Cup Classic

This scramble-style golf tournament, presented by the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, features extra-large hole cups. Rounds begin at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course.

Online: wacochamber.com

Steinway Series

McLennan Steinway Series returns with McLennan instructor Bill Howard performing classical, jazz and original pieces, 7:30 p.m. at McLennan’s Ball Performing Arts Center. Call the box office at 254-299-8200 or email reservations@mclennan.edu

18

Gatesville activities

Three events are happening in one day in downtown Gatesville: Cruzin Cruzers Car Show on the square, Spurfest at the Coryell Museum and Historical Center, and an old-time fiddle contest. Admission is free.

Online: visitgatesvilletx.com

POSTPONED: Providence Gala

Providence Foundation Gala featuring Earth, Wind & Fire, has been postponed because of COVID-19.

Online: supportprovidence.org

21

Baskets of Hope

Former Baylor women’s basketball coach Sonja Hogg is the guest speaker at this fundraiser for the Christian Women’s Job Corps. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Baylor Club. Call 254-757-0416 or email info@cwjcwaco.org.

Online: wacobaskets.org

Celebrate Life Banquet

Former New England Patriot tight end Benjamin Watson is guest speaker for Care Net Pregnancy Center’s fundraiser, the Celebrate Life Banquet, 6 p.m. at The Base, 4401 Bosque Blvd.

Online: pregnancycare.org

Waco authors

Historic Waco Foundation will present “An Evening with Waco Authors,” 6:30 p.m. at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 W. Waco Drive. Local authors will share stories about their writing. Free. Call 254-753-5166.

Online: hwf.org

23

Caring Cup Classic

The 24th annual golf tournament benefits Mission Waco and will be held at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Registration from 7 to 7:50 a.m. in lobby and a breakfast taco bar is from 7:15 to 8 a.m. Call 254-753-4900 or email jbrammer@missionwaco.org.

Online: missionwaco.org

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Larry Burgin & 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.

Online: sulrossdanceclub.org

24

POSTPONED: Pooches on Parade

This champagne brunch and style show benefiting Fuzzy Friends Rescue’s Angel Heart Medical Fund has been postponed because of COVID-19 concerns. 

Online: fuzzyfriendsrescue.com

25

Puzzle exchange

The Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange will host a jigsaw puzzle swap meet at the butterfly garden at the Hewitt Public Library, 200 Patriot Court. Exchange members will meet to swap puzzles in the morning. At noon the public can bring puzzles to swap. Each puzzle (with all the pieces) should be in a zip-close bag inside the puzzle box. For information, email oldgirlscout@gmail.com.

Baylor football

The Bears host the Iowa State Cyclones in a Big 12 game, time to be announced, at McLane Stadium.

Online: baylorbears.com

26

Church picnic

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church annual picnic will be at the church, 301 St. Martin’s Church Road in Tours. Fried chicken and sausage meals cost $12 with to-go plates and serving beginning at 11 a.m. Country store, bingo and children’s games start at noon. Live auction and raffle drawing in afternoon.

29

Literacy coalition

The Central Texas Literacy Coalition will meet at 3 p.m. at the Waco-McLennan County West Waco Library, 5301 Bosque Blvd. Jose Palacios, manager of business and industry initiatives for Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions, will be the guest speaker. Checks will be presented to local organizations that have literacy as a goal. It is open to the public. For information, call or text 254-722-6395 or email crocketts1955@yahoo.com.

30

Cove birthday bash

The Cove, which provides a safe space for homeless youths, will have a fifth birthday bash fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m. at 524 W. Waco Drive. Food trucks, family-friendly games and live music are planned. Admission free, but donations encouraged.

Online: thecovewaco.org

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Bobby Dean & Timeless 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.

Online: sulrossdanceclub.org

OCTOBER

1

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 reservations@mclennan.edu.

Online: mclennan.edu/foundation

2

Wild Game Dinner

Benefiting Meals on Wheels Waco, chefs will prepare dinner from wild game options. An auction and music by Michael Hix and Classix will be held. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the ranch of Ambassador Lyndon Olson.

Online: mowwaco.org

8

Lifelong Learning

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.

Online: baylor.edu/mayborn

9

Baylor football

The Bears host the West Virginia Mountaineers in a Big 12 game, time to be announced, at McLane Stadium.

Online: baylorbears.com

Styrofoam collection

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 cups, other food containers, and larger molded pieces and blocks are accepted. Peanuts are not accepted. The plastic should be clean. The service is free. For questions, email anorthc@aol.com.

16

Baylor football

The Bears host BYU in a nonconference game, time to be announced, at McLane Stadium.

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 October issue is Sept. 3.

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