FEBRUARY 1

Science Thursdays

Cole Matson, associate professor of environmental science at Baylor, will speak on “Driving Mosquitos into Oblivion,” at Science Thursdays at the Mayborn, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. Presentation is from 7 to 8 p.m. Coffee and cookies served at 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 710-2511.

FEBRUARY 1-4

‘Into the Woods Jr.’

Christian Youth Theatre of Waco presents “Into the Woods Jr.,” 9:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 W. Waco Drive. Online: cytwaco.org

FEBRUARY 2

First Friday

First Friday in downtown Waco provides special activities, and downtown stores will be open late, offering events, food and drink specials. More details are on the First Friday Waco Facebook page. Online: facebook.com/FirstFridayWaco

FEBRUARY 2-4

‘Hands on a Hardbody’

Waco Civic Theatre presents this play about a contest to be the last person to keep their hand on a brand-new truck to win it. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Online: wacocivictheatre.org

FEBRUARY 3

Bound for the Brave run

This 5K and 10K fundraiser run benefits Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation. Race begins at the Woodway Family Center. Registration costs $30. Call 772-4470. Online: wacostriders.com

Baylor men’s basketball

The Bears host Iowa State, 7 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

FEBRUARY 5

Baylor women’s basketball

The Lady Bears host Oklahoma, 8 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

FEBRUARY 6

Barnes Decorative Arts

Historic Waco Foundation’s Lavonia Jenkins Barnes Decorative Arts lecture series begins, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Education Center at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Dr. Stephen Sloan, director of the Institute of Oral History, will discuss Waco history. Tickets cost $75 to attend all seven classes or $15 per class. Call 753-5166. Online: historicwaco.org

FEBRUARY 7

Christian Writers Workshop

Author and motivational speaker David Byrd will speak at the free workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive. Call 339-3060.

FEBRUARY 8

Stars over Texas Jamboree

The family-style musical jamboree will have its “Gospel Edition” show, 7 p.m. at Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2810 W. Waco Drive. Cost is $14 for general admission, $12 for those 65 and older. Call 755-7257. Also on Facebook.

Science Thursdays

Jason Pitts, assistant professor of biology at Baylor, will speak on “Evolutionary Solutions to Pollution,” at Science Thursdays at the Mayborn, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. Presentation is from 7 to 8 p.m. Coffee and cookies served at 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 710-2511.

FEBRUARY 9

Father-Daughter Dance

Sweet Memories Dance for fathers and daughters, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at The Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Woodway. Dinner, dancing and dessert for fathers and daughters ages 4 and older (semi-formal attire). Cost is $25 per person; photographs cost $5 each. By reservation only; seating is limited. Call 399-9204. Online: woodway-texas.com

Night to Shine

Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, this is a prom night for special-needs teens and adults 14 and older, 6 to 9 p.m. at Crestview Community Center, 7129 Delhi Road in Woodway. Free, but RSVPs are requested. For information and to register, email waconighttoshine@gmail.com or call 776-0083.

Gary P. Nunn concert

Texas country icon Gary P. Nunn performs, 7 p.m. at Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Online: wacohippodrometheatre.com

FEBRUARY 10

Thin Mint Sprint

Girl Scouts of Greater Waco host the third Thin Mint Sprint, a 5K race and 1-mile Daisy Dash Fun Run at Woodway Park, 924 Estates Drive. Race begins at 8 a.m.; check-in is at 7 a.m. Each participant receives a box of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. Online: runsignup.com

Baylor men’s basketball

The Bears host Kansas, 1 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

Symphony in the City

Waco Symphony Council event will visit three beautiful homes to enjoy art, food and music at each in this progressive cocktail party that begins at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $150 per person. Online: wacosymphonycouncil.com

Morticians’ Valentine’s Party

The Morticians’ Valentine’s Party, 7 p.m. at Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Spaghetti dinner, champagne and dancing, with music by The Morticians. Tickets available online. Online: wacohippodrometheatre.com

Baylor women’s basketball

The Lady Bears host TCU, 7 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

FEBRUARY 10-11

Home Product Show

The Heart of Texas Builders Association presents the annual Home Product Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. Exhibitors will have products and services to help with design, storage tips, garden and landscape ideas. Admission costs $5. Online: hotbawaco.com

FEBRUARY 13

Barnes Decorative Arts

Historic Waco Foundation’s Lavonia Jenkins Barnes Decorative Arts lecture series continues, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Education Center at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe, professor of museum studies, will speak on the decorative arts from 1650 to the 1930s. Tickets cost $75 to attend all seven classes or $15 per class. Call 753-5166. Online: historicwaco.org

FEBRUARY 14

Christian Writers Workshop

Charles Dixon will speak on interviewing and writing biographies at the free workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive. Call 339-3060.

FEBRUARY 16

Reicher ReUnion, Casino Night

Reicher Catholic High School's annual fundraising event, 6 p.m. at Downtown 301 Event Center, 301 S, Second St. Tickets cost $50 in advance, $75 at the door. Call 752-8349. Online: reicher.org

West Over 40 Dance

Backroads will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Tours Hall, 245 St. Martin’s Church Road in Tours. Those attending should provide finger foods. Admission costs $5.

FEBRUARY 17

Baylor women’s basketball

The Lady Bears host Kansas, 1 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

Anniversary Blowout

Zack and Jim’s Anniversary Blowout marks its 25th year with a night of country music, 6 p.m. at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. Roger Creager, Koe Wetzel and Saints Eleven eill perform. Floor tickets cost $8; box and balcony tickets are free. Proceeds go to charities. Online: waco100.iheart.com

Baylor men’s basketball

The Bears host Texas Tech, 6:30 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

FEBRUARY 20

Mission Waco banquet

Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, associate professor of church growth and evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, will be the guest speaker for the annual Mission Waco banquet, 6 p.m. at the Waco Convention Center. Table and individual reservations are available. Call 753-4900 or email jbrammer@missionwaco.org. Online: missionwaco.org

Barnes Decorative Arts

Historic Waco Foundation’s Lavonia Jenkins Barnes Decorative Arts lecture series continues, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Education Center at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe, professor of museum studies, will speak on the decorative arts from 1650 to the 1930s. Tickets cost $75 to attend all seven classes or $15 per class. Call 753-5166. Online: historicwaco.org

Baylor men’s basketball

The Bears host West Virginia, 6 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

FEBRUARY 21

Christian Writers Workshop

Chris Hansen, chair of Baylor’s Department of Film and Digital Media, will speak at the free workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive. Call 339-3060.

FEBRUARY 24

Hearts in the Arts

The 16th annual Hearts in the Arts Theatre Gala, sponsored by the McLennan County Foundation, 6 p.m. reception at Northwood House on the MCC campus followed by 8 p.m. musical production of “South Pacific” in the Ball Performing Arts Center. Patron tickets cost $75; reservation deadline is Feb. 16. Call 299-8604. Online: mclennan.org/foundation

Waco Mardi Gras Ball

This Mardi Gras-themed event begins at 7 p.m at the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium. It benefits the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children. Call 710-8080. Online: wacomardigrasball.com

FEBRUARY 26

Baylor women’s basketball

The Lady Bears host West Virginia, 8 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

FEBRUARY 27

Barnes Decorative Arts

Historic Waco Foundation’s Lavonia Jenkins Barnes Decorative Arts lecture series continues, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Education Center at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Eric Ames, author of “Images of America: Waco,” will discuss the city’s architectural gems. Tickets cost $75 to attend all seven classes or $15 per class. Call 753-5166. Online: historicwaco.org

Community band concert

Waco Community Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Ball Performing Arts Center on the McLennan Community College campus. Admission is free. Online: wacocommunityband.org

Baylor men’s basketball

The Bears host Oklahoma, 8 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

FEBRUARY 28

Literacy Coalition

Dr. Fred Hills, McLennan Community College vice president of instruction, will speak at the Central Texas Literacy Coalition meeting, 3 p.m. at the MCC University Center (located in the MAC Building), 1400 College Drive. A tour of the University Center will follow. The meeting is open to the public. Call or text 254-722-6395 or email crocketts1955@yahoo.com.

Christian Writers Workshop

Karol Ladd will bring a message of encouragement for writers at the free workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive. Call 339-3060.

MARCH 1

Wind ensemble concert

The McLennan Community College Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Ball Performing Arts Center on the MCC campus. Admission is free. Online: mclennan.edu/bands

MARCH 2

First Friday

First Friday in downtown Waco provides special activities, and downtown stores will be open late, offering events, food and drink specials. More details are on the First Friday Waco Facebook page. Online: facebook.com/FirstFridayWaco

MARCH 6

Barnes Decorative Arts

Historic Waco Foundation’s Lavonia Jenkins Barnes Decorative Arts lecture series continues, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Education Center at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Dr. Karen Pope, senior lecturer in art history, will discuss the evolution of American art. Tickets cost $75 to attend all seven classes or $15 per class. Call 753-5166. Online: historicwaco.org

MARCH 15

Science Thursdays

Annie Ginty, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, will speak on “Stress and Your Health,” at Science Thursdays at the Mayborn, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. Presentation is from 7 to 8 p.m. Coffee and cookies served at 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 710-2511.

MARCH 16

H-E-B Celebrity Cookoff

This Waco ISD Foundation event raises funds to provide grants for special programs for classroom teachers. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Waco Convention Center’s Brazos Room. Call 755-9454. This event was rescheduled from February. Online: wacoisdfoundation.org

West Over 40 Dance

Texas Heartbeat will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Tours Hall, 245 St. Martin’s Church Road in Tours. Those attending should provide finger foods. Admission costs $5.

MARCH 17

Jazz at the Movies

The Waco Jazz Orchestra will perform classic jazz songs from the movies, 7:30 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 7:30 p.m. Online: wacojazzorchestra.com

MARCH 24

Freedom Ball

Military personnel and Gold Star families are honored at this 10th annual event, 6 p.m. at the Waco Convention Center. It is sponsored by the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and Greater Waco Aviation Alliance. Call 757-5600. Online: wacochamber.com

Waco Symphony concert

Violinist Simone Porter will perform with the Waco Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus. The Waco Symphony Belles and Brass will be presented at the concert. Online: wacosymphony.com

MARCH 24-25

South 40 Outdoor Expo

Outdoor products and services are promoted by vendors and exhibitors, and fishing and activities for kids are available at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. A barbecue cookoff and car show are planned. Free. Online: extracoeventscenter.com

MARCH 29

Science Thursdays

Touradj Solouki, professor of chemistry at Baylor, will speak on “Early and Non-invasive Disease Detection,” at Science Thursdays at the Mayborn, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. Presentation is from 7 to 8 p.m. Coffee and cookies served at 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 710-2511.


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