Waco events calendar: April 2014

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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am | Updated: 7:11 am, Thu Mar 27, 2014.


Mission Waco Mission World “Fashion with a Passion” style show and luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Phoenix Ballroom, 401 S. Third St. Cost is $35 per person or $280 for table of eight. Call 753-4900. Online: missionwaco.org


Professional Bull Riders Competition, 7:30 p.m. each day at Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. Events include mutton bustin’ contests. Call 776-1660. Online: extracoeventscenter.com.


Jubilee Theatre presents “Collateral Bodies” at the theater, 15th Street and Colcord Avenue. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Online: jubileetheatre-waco.org


Rummage for Reading sale, benefiting literacy programs sponsored by Altrusa of Waco, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Town West Shopping Center, Suite 128, 1425 N. Valley Mills Drive. Presale special for $5 donation per person from 5 to 7 p.m. April 4. Call 722-4280 or email wacoaltrusa@gmail.com.

Animal Birth Control Clinic hosts “A Movable Feast for Beasts” at Cameron Park East. Beginning at noon, guests can bring pets and purchase lunch from a variety of local food truck vendors while the Brian & Jeremy Duo perform under the pavilion. Hot dog-eating contest for humans and pets at 2 p.m. Music continues with The Gordon Collier Band at 2:30. Call 776-7303. Online: animalbirthcontrol.org

Jog for Justice, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Square. Races of 27K, 5K and 1K organized by the 27 Project to raise awareness for human trafficking. Online: the27project.org

McLennan Community College crawfish boil and cookout, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MCC. Games and inflatables along with crawfish to raise funds for MCC student organizations. A 5K and 1K run are held earlier in the day. Call 299-8443 for afternoon activities, 299-8882 for running events. Online: mclennan.edu

Easter egg hunt for dogs only and a raffle fundraiser for HOT Dog Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park, 4900 Steinbeck Bend Road. More information on HOT Dog Park’s Facebook page.

Huaco Chapter of American Business Women’s Association Lipstick and Lace scholarship fundraiser, 6 to 11 p.m. at Downtown 301, 301 S. Second St. “The Voice” finalist Holly Tucker will perform. Dinner catered by Ninfa’s. Silent auction, wine/dine cork pull, raffles and other activities planned. Tickets cost $40 in advance. Information on Facebook under ABWA-Huaco Chapter, call 732-2109 or email allenplace@ hot.rr.com.


Caritas Feast of Caring Soup Cook-Off, 6 p.m. at the Brazos Room in the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. Tickets cost $25. Call 753-4593, ext. 202. Online: caritas-waco.org


Waco Symphony presents 2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko performing the winning concerto as part of a special program, 7:30 p.m. at Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Call 754-0851. Online: wacosymphony.com


Youth Connection hosts Central Texas Regional Conference, “Moving Forward: Effective Ways to Reach Our Youth,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at McLennan Community College Conference Center, 4601 N. 19th St. Registration at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $75 and includes lunch and program materials. Special $20 student fee with ID. Call 202-8480 or email cnichols@sw.org.

Brazos River Antique Show preview party, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Downtown 301, 301 S. Second St. Cost is $35 per person; reservations required. Call 753-5166. Online: historicwaco.org

Brazos Nights Concert featuring Grammy-winning Buckwheat Zydeco, about 7 p.m. at Indian Spring Park. Also performing is Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Call 750-8080. Online: brazosnightswaco.com

Waco Symphony Council’s Celebrate Waco!’s Gatsby-themed preview party, 8 to 11 p.m. at The Palladium, 729 Austin Ave. Tickets cost $65. Online: wacosymphonycouncil.com/celebrate-waco.php


Waco Symphony Council’s Celebrate Waco! event along Austin Avenue, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided loft tours, music, entertainment and children’s activities, and a Downtown Diva Dash fun run at 9:30 a.m. For information and ticket costs, go online to wacosymphonycouncil.com/celebrate-waco.php.

Art on Elm Avenue, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Elm Avenue. Special art exhibition and community events feature local artists, musicians and craft and food vendors. Free. Online: artonelmavenue.com

APRIL 12-13

Brazos River Antique Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Downtown 301, 301 S. Second St. Cost is $5 per person; ticket good for both days. Call 753-5166. Online: historicwaco.org


Waco Walk for Autism, 2 to 5 p.m. at Baylor’s Fountain Mall. Online: hotautismnetwork.org


West 4/17 Forever Forward memorial marking one-year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion, 7:30 p.m. at West Fair and Rodeo Grounds. Event is for the West community and those directly affected by the blast. Call 254-366-1499. Online: cityofwest.com


Hungry Games Adventure Race, benefiting The Shepherd’s Heart food pantry, 9 a.m. to noon at Indian Spring Park. Cost is $35; cash prizes to top finishers. Call 855-4844. Online: shepherdsheartpantry.org


The 44th annual Waco Cotton Palace Production, 8 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave, Tickets cost $50 and $15. Call 715-7576. Online: thewacocottonpalace.org

APRIL 25-27

Waco Civic Theatre, 1517 Lake Air Drive, presents “The Fantasticks.” Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 776-1591. Online: wacocivictheatre.org


Human Race Waco, benefiting Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas, begins at Indian Spring Park and goes throughout Cameron Park with four courses for the adventure race-styled event. Online: humanracewaco.com

Frog Hop 5K/1-mile Prediction Run, benefiting Lake Waco Wetlands, at the wetlands, 1752 Eichelberger Crossing Road. Start time for 5K at 8 a.m. For more information, call 848-9654 or email noras@ci.waco.tx.us. Online: lakewacowetlands.com

Highlander Ranch Hunter Schooling Show, 9 a.m. at Highlander Ranch, 223A Cobbs Lane in Bosqueville. Free. Email Aimee Edwards at aedwards@mclennan.edu. Online: mclennan.edu

Beasts & Blooms and Earth Day Too!, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cameron Park Zoo, 1701 N. Fourth St. Zoo celebrates Earth Day with exhibitors from conservation groups and will have Bear Awareness Day of the black bears at the zoo. Call 750-8400. Online: cameronparkzoo.com

Jubilee Theatre presents “Waco’s Got Talent,” 6 p.m. at the theater, 15th Street and Colcord Avenue. Online: jubileetheatre-waco.org


Join the Pride: Celebrate Differences, Celebrate Success is a disability awareness day and resource fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cameron Park Zoo. Free tickets available to families of special-needs children and groups of people with disabilities; request at http://tinyurl.com/JointhePrideTickets2014. Call 214-7253.

St. Mary’s Church festival, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Geneva Hall in Elm Mott. Live and silent auctions, white elephant sales, bingo and a children’s area are planned. Plate lunches cost $10. Call 753-0146.

Ink 4 Awareness, 1 to 5 p.m. at Infamous Ink, 933 Lake Air Drive. Tattoos by Infamous Ink, music, games and other activities to help pay for summer camp for autistic children. More information on Facebook.


“Spice Up Your HR Leadership Skills,” 8 a.m. at Heart of Texas Chapter for Society for Human Resource Management Conference at McLennan Community College. Visit shrmwaco.com for registration and more information. APRIL 29-MAY 3

Baylor Theatre presents “The Arabian Nights” in Mabee Theatre at Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building, 1401 S. University Parks Drive. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 29-30 and May 1-3 and 2 p.m. on May 3-4. Online: baylor.edu/theatre

MAY 1-4

Historic Waco Foundation’s Attic Treasures Sale of new, used, vintage and antique items at 4318 W. Waco Drive. Preview party is 6 to 9 p.m. May 1; reservations cost $30. Sale is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and 1 to 4 p.m. May 4. Call 753-5166. Online: historicwaco.org


Allen Samuels Chamber Classic golf tournament, benefiting the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course. Flights at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For questions, call 757-5604 or email afutris@ wacochamber.com. Online: wacochamber.com

Fuzzy Friends Rescue Pooches of Parade champagne brunch and style show, 11 a.m. at Extraco Events Center General Exhibits Building, 4601 Bosque Blvd. Advance sales only. Call 714-2150. Online: fuzzyfriendsrescue.com


Household hazardous waste collection day for residents of Waco, Hewitt, Lacy Lakeview, Lorena and Woodway, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Operations Center, 501 Schroeder Drive. Residents must bring driver’s license and water bill. Some restrictions apply. Call 299-2612.

Sertoma Kite Festival, benefiting hearing-impaired children, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heart of Texas Miniature Aircraft Club Airfield in Speegleville Park. One hundred free kites given away, miniature aircraft demonstrations, music, candy drops and numerous activities. Online: sertomakitefest.org

Nurses Celebrating Nurses, sponsored by Texas Nurses Association District 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Austin Auditorium, 100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd. Event includes door prizes, lunch, silent auction and drawing ($5 per ticket). Proceeds go to Allen Hamilton Nursing Scholarship Fund. Free. For information, email tiptonp@grandecom.net. MAY 4

Mother-Daughter Tea, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Carleen Bright Arboretum, 9001 Bosque Blvd. Call 399-9204. Online: woodway-texas.com


Waco Jazz Orchestra presents “Legends of Jazz” concert, 7:30 p.m. in Ball Performing Arts Center on the MCC campus. Free. Online: wacojazzorchestra.com


Waco Community Band presents “Broadway Classics II” concert, 7:30 p.m. in Ball Performing Arts Center on the MCC campus. Free. Online: wacocommunityband.org


An Evening with Robert Griffin III, benefitting Friends for Life, 7:30 p.m. at the Ferrell Center, 1900 University Parks Drive. Following a dinner, former Baylor and current Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will take part in a question-and-answer session with Baylor President Ken Starr. For sponsorships, call Casey Moore at 772-7600 or 972-400-7121 or email casey@friendsforlife.org. Online: friendsforlife.org

MAY 10

The Best Dam Run in Texas at Lake Waco Dam, 5367 Skeet Eason Road. Run start is at 8 a.m. Online: wacostriders.org Baylor Autism Resource Center Gala fundraiser, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Baylor’s Cashion Academic Center. Online: baylor.edu/soe/autism

MAY 15

Art Center of Waco preview party and reception for retrospective of works by painter William A. Kendrick and Dr. Richard Hamorszky, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the center, 1300 College Drive. Exhibit will be open for public viewing for free during museum hours. Call 752-4371. Online: artcenterwaco.org

MAY 17

Waco Police Memorial Run, sponsored by the Waco Citizens Police Academy, starts at 7:30 a.m. from the Redwood Shelter in Cameron Park. Runs of 5K and 1-mile available. Entry fee is $15 by May 9; $20 after that. Call 715-0661. Online: active.com

MAY 20

Art Center of Waco’s Table Toppers luncheon, 11 a.m. at MCC Conference Center, 4601 N. 19th St. Table tops by interior and floral designers can be viewed; silent auction will be held. Seated lunch starts at noon. Call 752-4371. Online: artcenterwaco.org

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