JANUARY 2

Baylor men’s basketball

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

Young at Heart Dance Club

Hicks and Road Gang will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. Admission costs $5.

JANUARY 3

Baylor women’s basketball

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

JANUARY 4

Stars over Texas Jamboree

The family-style musical jamboree will have its “oldies jukebox” 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.

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Branded Heart will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. All ages are welcome. Admission costs $5.

JANUARY 5

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

JANUARY 5-6

Quilt show

Waco Homespun Quilters’ Guild annual quilt show at the Waco Convention Center in the Texas North and South Rooms. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults; children under 12 are free. Online: wacohomespunquiltguild.org

JANUARY 6

Chipping of the Green

Christmas tree recycling is offered by Keep Waco Beautiful and Waco Parks and Recreation, 10 to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at Paul Tyson Field, 2020 N. 42nd St. Anyone, no matter where they live, can bring their tree for mulching and receive a bag of scented tree mulch. Free. Call 750-5728.

Baylor men’s basketball

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

JANUARY 9

GOP Women luncheon

A forum of the Republican candidates who filed for office will be held at the McLennan County Republican Women’s meeting, 11:30 a.m. in Brazos Room C of the Waco Hilton, 113 S. University Parks Drive. Cost is $17, which includes lunch. Reservations are due by Jan. 4. Make reservations by calling Rosemary Stovall at 855-3553 or emailing roseandmary57@yahoo.com

Young at Heart Dance Club

Texas Heartbeat will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. Admission costs $5.

JANUARY 11

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Backroads will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. All ages are welcome. Admission costs $5.

JANUARY 13

Ninja Turtles exhibit

Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer,” an interactive exhibit, opens and runs until through May 6 at the Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. Exhibit is included with regular admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for children. Call 710-1104. Online: maybornmuseum.com

JANUARY 15

MLK Jr. Peace March

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and Phi Betga Sigma Fraternity host the 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March, 9 a.m. at Indian Spring Park. Bring a canned good to be entered into a raffle drawing. Lunch is served after the program at the Bledsoe-Miller Center. Email Wacozeta1920@gmail.com.

Quilting group

Waco Homespun Quilters’ Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. at Lakewood Christian Church, 6509 Bosque Blvd. Shannon Brinkley will present a program titled “Scrappy Applique.” The “Meet for the Technique” session will start at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Online: wacohomespunquiltguild.org

Baylor men’s basketball

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

JANUARY 16

Young at Heart Dance Club

Shorty Grisham and Ray Robbins will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. Admission costs $5.

JANUARY 17

First Pitch Luncheon

Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce presents the First Pitch Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ferrell Center. Houston Astros baseball analyst and former Major League player Geoff Blum is the guest speaker. Coaches will preview the upcoming Baylor and MCC baseball and softball seasons. Call 757-5600. Online: wacochamber.com

Christian Writers Workshop

The group begins its sixth year with a “Getting to Know You” session. Join the camaraderie of other writers from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive. Call 339-3060.

JANUARY 18

‘Dance, Dance, Dance!’

Professional waltz and Argentinian tango dancers perform with the Waco Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. at Baylor's Waco Hall. Online: wacosymphony.com

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Texas Heartbeat will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. All ages are welcome. Admission costs $5.

JANUARY 19

West Over 40 Dance

Branded Heart 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.

JANUARY 20

Baylor women’s basketball

The Lady Bears host Kansas State, 6 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

JANUARY 22

Baylor men’s basketball

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

JANUARY 23

Young at Heart Dance Club

Triple Threat with Robert Lawhon will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. Admission costs $5.

JANUARY 24

Christian Writers Workshop

Participants write a two-minute commercial and see how it compares with others in this fun competition designed to get people writing. The group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive. Call 339-3060.

JANUARY 25

Book review/luncheon

Waco Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter’s annual scholarship book review/luncheon presents Julie Alexander and her review of “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much.” Proceeds go to scholarship fund at Baylor. Cost is $40. For ticket information, call 424-9297.

Baylor women’s basketball

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

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Bobby Dean and Timeless Country will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. All ages are welcome. Admission costs $5.

JANUARY 26-28

‘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

JANUARY 27-28

Miracle March Marathon

Race series that raises funds and awareness for Be the Match program. Saturday races include Kids Marathon, 5K race and firetruck pull. Sunday’s schedule has the ultramarathon (50K), marathon, half-marathon, 10K and relay. Online: miraclematchmarathon.com

JANUARY 30

Young at Heart Dance Club

Sundowners will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. Admission costs $5.

JANUARY 31

Christian Writers Workshop

Participants bring a poem or a paragraph from their fiction or nonfiction work and share it with other writers. The group meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive. Call 339-3060.

FEBRUARY 2

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. Online: wacoisdfoundation.org

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

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 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

Baylor women’s basketball

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

FEBRUARY 16

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

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

Baylor men’s basketball

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

Baylor men’s basketball

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


Submissions to Calendar

Items should be emailed to ksury@wacotrib.com by the first day of the month prior to the month the event is held. Deadline for events for the February issue is Jan. 5.