AUGUST 1

Stars Over Texas Jamboree

The family-style musical jamboree will have its gospel edition music show, 7 p.m. in the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 W. Waco Drive. Cost is $14 for general admission, $12 for those 65 and older. Advance tickets at Lone Star Music and Lee Lockwood Library and Museum. Call 755-7257. Also on Facebook.

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. Dance lessons from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. RSVP to Gia Delancia at 214-799-3694

AUGUST 2

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

AUGUST 6

Young at Heart Dance

Out of the Blue Band will perform at the Young at Heart Dance Club, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. Cost is $5.

AUGUST 7

DFW Writers Workshop

Waco’s DFW Writers Workshop has its regular weekly Wednesday meeting, 7 to 10 p.m. at Greater Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in social room downstairs (side street entrance), 1601 Clay Ave. This professional writing and critique group is for all genres with an eye toward publishing individual works. Must be 18 years old to become a member; dues required. For info, email philosikat@gmail.com.

AUGUST 8

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Backroads Band will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. Dance lessons from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. RSVP to Gia Delancia at 214-799-3694.

AUGUST 10

Genealogy/lineage workshop

The Henry Downs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will have its second annual genealogy/ lineage workshop, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the West Waco Library and Genealogical Center, 5301 Bosque Blvd. This free workshop is for women 18 and older interested in joining the DAR. Reservations are not required but would be helpful. For information, call 754-5119. Online: www.texasdar.org/chapters/HenryDowns/

AUGUST 11

Feast day festival

West Church of the Assumption will host its annual Feast Day Festival at the West Knights of Columbus Hall, 2547 Jerry Mashek Drive in West. A lunch of fried/baked chicken, sausage and trimmings will be served at 11 a.m. A gift card tree, bingo, country store, raffle, and water slide are available. A live auction begins at noon. Call 254-826-5675or email eapetter@gmail.com for more information.

Casino party

Wild West Casino Night, 6 to 11 p.m. at the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium. The event will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Waco. Individual tickets cost $150. Online: bfgwaco.org

AUGUST 13

Young at Heart Dance

Silver Wings Band will perform at the Young at Heart Dance Club, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. Cost is $5.

AUGUST 15

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Larry Burgin and the Texas Tradition Band will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. Dance lessons from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. RSVP to Gia Delancia at 214-799-3694.

AUGUST 16

Baylor Lifelong Learning

Baylor Professor Dr. T. Michael Parrish will present a talk on Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and the civil rights movement, 10 a.m. at the Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, to kick off the Baylor Lifelong Learning program’s 2019-20 events and courses. This event is free to the community. Call 710-6440 for information. Online: Baylor.edu/LifelongLearning

West Over 40 Dance

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

Family movie night

Woodway Family Center, 1100 Estates Drive, is hosting its annual free family movie night with the movie “Leap” starting at 8 p.m. Free hotdogs, s’mores, and snowcones will be available.

AUGUST 17

TSHOF Book Festival

The third annual Texas Sports Hall of Fame Book Festival, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hall of Fame, 1108 S. University Parks Drive. Admission is free. Six authors of sports-related books will present their work in 30-minute slots. A book signing will be in the Red McCombs Great Hall. Online: tshof.org

‘Rockin’ on Heaven’s Door’

“Stars! Rockin’ on Heaven’s Door” is a one-night tribute show benefiting Waco Civic Theatre, 6:30 p.m. at the theater, 1517 Lake Air Drive. Tickets cost $75 per person; an extra $50 for VIP. Online: wacocivictheatre.org.

AUGUST 20

Young at Heart Dance

The Ragland Trio Band will perform at the Young at Heart Dance Club, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. Cost is $5.

AUGUST 21

Lunch with the Masters

Fran Pontasch, a viticulture regional specialist, will give a presentation on vineyards, noon to 2 p.m. in the Whitehall Center at the Carleen Bright Arboretum, a Pavilion Way in Woodway. Bring your own lunch to the free event. Online: woodway-texas.com

AUGUST 22

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Old Friends Band will perform, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sul Ross Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive. Dance lessons from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. RSVP to Gia Delancia at 214-799-3694.

AUGUST 23-25

Woodturners convention

The Southwestern Association of Woodturners will have its annual symposium, sponsored by 28 clubs in five states, at the Waco Convention Center. An area of woodturning and pen turning demonstrations will be free to the public to watch.

AUGUST 30-31

Westfest

The 43rd annual celebration of Czech heritage and community fundraiser opens with its preview party Friday night with country performer Rodney Atkins. The downtown parade kicks off Saturday’s activities. Online: westfest.org

AUGUST 31

Baylor football

The 2019 season kicks off at 6 p.m. when the Bears host the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, 6 p.m. at McLane Stadium. Online: baylorbears.com

SEPTEMBER 1

Westfest

The final day of this celebration of Czech heritage and community fundraiser includes the Kolache 5K race and Polka Mass on the grounds. Online: westfest.org

SEPTEMBER 3

Retired teachers luncheon

A luncheon honoring newly retired teachers will be at 10 a.m. at the Region 12 Service Center, 2101 West Loop 340 in Waco. It is sponsored by the Waco-McLennan County chapter of Texas Retired Teachers Association. Guest speaker is Tim Lee, executive director of TRTA. The cost is free for new retirees and $10 for members. New retirees should make reservations with Bonnie Emmons at 254-644-0926. All others should contact Walter Drake for reservations at 254-776-5960, or send lunch payment with dues.

SEPTEMBER 5

Fashion show

The inaugural Seasons of Style fashion show is designed to raise awareness of the Caritas Hidden Treasures thrift store program and raise funds to assist the hungry and poor. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at The Venue, 110 Ritchie Road in Woodway. Tickets cost $40 per person. Call 753-4593, ext. 213. Online: caritas-waco.org.

SEPTEMBER 7

Baylor football

The Bears host the UT-San Antonio Roadrunners, 3 p.m. at McLane Stadium (Kickoff time could change). Online: baylorbears.com

SEPTEMBER 14

Down on the Bayou

Cajun-themed fundraiser for the Youth Connection Inc. will be from 7 to 11 p.m. at Knox Center, adjacent to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. Tickets cost $75. Call 202-8480 or email Carolyn.Nichols1@BSWHealth.org. Online: youthconnectionwaco.wordpress.com

Artists reception

A reception for artists in the Climate Change Art Exhibit, sponsored by Waco Friends of Peace/Climate, is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Waco Winery, 708 Austin Ave. Visitors may attend for free, view the art, enjoy free wine, soft drinks and snacks, listen to live guitar by Frank Exum, and attend the announcement of awards for the top art pieces. Online: friendsofpeace.org

SEPTEMBER 22

Church picnic

St. Martin of Tours annual picnic will be at Tours Hall. 245 St. Martin’s Church Road in Tours. A fried chicken and sausage dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost of meal is $11. The live auction starts at 1 p.m. Activities include bingo, raffle, children’s area and country store.

SEPTEMBER 25

Central Texas Literacy Coalition

The group will celebrate International Literacy Month at its quarterly meeting, 3 p.m. at the Waco-McLennan County Public Library, 1717 Austin Ave. in the first floor meeting room. Kent McKeever, executive director of Greater Waco Legal Services, will be the presenter. It is open to the public. Call 722-6395 or email crocketts1955@yahoo.com.


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