FEBRUARY 1

DAR meeting

“Life of a Continental Soldier” will be the topic of the program at this meeting of the Henry Downs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Baylor history professor Dr. Julie Sweet will present the talk in the community room of the Community Bank Wealth Management Building, 1711 Lake Success Drive. Refreshments are served at 1 p.m., and the program will begin at 1:30.

‘Touch of Red’

Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. for Professional Artists of Central Texas small works show and sale at Cultivate 7twelve, 712 Austin Ave. The show and sale runs through Feb. 14.

Father, Daughter Dance

The Sweet Memories Father & Daughter Dance at the Carleen Bright Arboretum, 1 Pavilion Way, is for fathers and daughters to enjoy a night of dinner, dancing and desserts. It is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $25 per person. Seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged. Call 254-399-9204. Online: woodway-texas.com

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

Lady Bears basketball

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

Baylor basketball

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

FEBRUARY 6

Christian Writers Workshop

Lisa Burkhart Worley of Pearls of Promise Ministries will present “The Write Mix.” The 6 to 7:30 p.m. event is free and is held at First Baptist Woodway, 101 Ritchie Road. Call 339-3060.

FEBRUARY 7

Forensic science program

Skip Hollandsworth, executive editor of Texas Monthly, will review his best-selling book, “The Midnight Assassin,” about a serial killer in 1800s Austin at 10 a.m. to kick off the Director’s Forum at the Mayborn Museum. An “Investigating Forensic Science” panel discussion is at 11 a.m. Demonstrations run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Admission included with general admission to museum. Call 254- 710-1110. Online: baylor.edu/mayborn.

Stars over Texas Jamboree

The family-style musical jamboree will have its Ralph Sparks 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. Advance tickets at Lone Star Music and Lee Lockwood Library and Museum. Call 755-7257. Also on Facebook.

FEBRUARY 9

People’s Law School

This free event, hosted by Baylor Law School, educates community members about their legal rights and makes law concepts more user-friendly. Participants can choose three hourlong courses. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with courses starting at 9 a.m. The event will end by 12:45 p.m. Online: baylor.edu/law

‘Coming of Age’

This exhibit, examining the influence of the British monarchy on debutante fashions, opens at Historic Waco Foundation’s East Terrace House Museum, 100 Mill St. It will run until July 7. The exhibit is included in the admission price at East Terrace. Online: historicwaco.org

Lady Bears basketball

The Bears host TCU, noon in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

Baylor basketball

The Bears host Kansas State, 5 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

Symphony in the City

The theme is “Mysteries and Treasures of Eastern Asia” and will feature a progressive cocktail party, art auction and wine pull. Guests will board buses at 6 p.m. from Hotel Indigo, 211 Clay Ave., and be transported to two Waco homes for cocktail parties that will feature culture, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and art. Tickets begin at $250. Visit the council’s Facebook page or contact the Waco Symphony office at 254-754-0851. Online: wacosymphony.org

FEBRUARY 9-10

Home Products Show

The annual Home Products Show will be in the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $5.

FEBRUARY 10

HWF Family Funday

Children and their parents can make Valentine crafts, cards and more during the “Love Is in the Air” themed Family Funday, 1 to 4 p.m. at McCulloch House, 407 Columbus Ave. Family Fundays cost $10 per family. Online: historicwaco.org

FEBRUARY 11

Baylor basketball

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

FEBRUARY 13

Christian Writers Workshop

Chris Fabiszewski will speak on editing at the weekly Wednesday night meeting , 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 101 Ritchie Road. Call 339-3060.

Churchill program

McLennan Community College Foundation and MCC hosts “An Evening with Winston Churchill Biographer Andrew Roberts” at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on campus. Admission is free, but tickets are required and available through Eventbrite. Email lelliott@mclennan.edu or call 254-299-8640.

FEBRUARY 13

West Over 40 Dance

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

FEBRUARY 16

Waco 100 Texas Music Blowout

Waco 100 Blowout features Brit Kerr, Parker McCollum and Turnpike Troubadors, 7 p.m. at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. Online: waco100.iheart.com, extracoeventscenter.com

Lady Bears hoops

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

FEBRUARY 17

Art reception

Texas Fine Artists reception, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Carleen Bright Arboretum, 9001 Bosque Blvd. in Woodway. Exhibit is up from Feb. 5 through March 3.

FEBRUARY 19

Mission Waco Banquet

Dr. D.Z. Cofield, senior pastor of the historic Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, will deliver the keynote address at Mission Waco’s banquet, 6 p.m. at the Waco Convention Center. Individual tickets are prices at $55. Call 254-753-4900. Online: missionwaco.org

FEBRUARY 20

Lunch with the Masters

State cropping system specialist Ronnie Schnell, Ph.D., will talk about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and the misconceptions and truths surrounding them, noon to 2 p.m. in The Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum, 1 Pavilion Way. Take your own lunch. Call 399-9204. Online: https://txmg.org/mclennan/

Christian Writers Workshop

Members will share a 250-300 word testimony or story from their childhood, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 101 Ritchie Road. Call 339-3060.

Lady Bears hoops

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

FEBRUARY 25

Lady Bears hoops

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

FEBRUARY 27

Christian Writers Workshop

Frank Ball, writer, speaker, counselor and weird dreamer, will be the featured speaker. He will talk about writing captivating stories, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 101 N. Ritchie Road. Call 339-3060.

Baylor basketball

Baylor Bears host Texas, 8 p.m. at the Ferrell Center. Online: baylorbears.com

FEBRUARY 28

‘Pirates of Penzance’

The musical “Pirates of Penzance” will headline the MCC Foundation’s 17th Hearts in the Arts Gala. The musical is at 7:30 p.m. in the Ball Performing Arts Center. A 6 p.m. hors d’oeuvres and wine reception is at the center and Fountain Plaza. Patron tickets cost $75 and include the reception and theatre performance. Reservations are due Feb. 21. Online: mclennan.edu/foundation/hearts

MARCH 2

Lady Bears hoops

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

HWF Family Funday

Texas Independence Day will be celebrated at this Historic Waco Foundation Family Funday, 1 to 4 p.m. at at the East Terrace Museum, 100 Mill St. Family Fundays cost $10 per family. Online: historicwaco.org

MARCH 6

Christian Writers Workshop

Local Author Mary L. Hamilton will speak on “Taking the Fear Out of Marketing” at the weekly Wednesday night meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 101 Ritchie Road. Call 339-3060.

Baylor basketball

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

MARCH 15

West Over 40 Dance

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

MARCH 20

Christian Writers Workshop

Members should be prepared to share a 250-500 word testimony about a “Crossroads Event in My Life” at the weekly Wednesday night meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 101 Ritchie Road. Call 339-3060.

MARCH 22-31

‘Shakespeare in Love’

Waco Civic Theatre continues its performances of “Shakespeare in Love,” at the theater, 1517 Lake Air Drive. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Online: wacocivictheatre.org

MARCH 23

Waco Symphony

“All-Orchestral: Spotlight on the Orchestra!” program will showcase the abilities of the musicians and include presentation of the Waco Symphony Belles and Brass, 7:30 p.m. at Waco Hall on the Baylor campus. Online: wacosymphony.com

MARCH 27

Christian Writers Workshop

Dallas historian and author Rosemary Rumbley will be the featured speaker at the weekly Wednesday night meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 101 Ritchie Road. Her topic is “God Will Always Bless His Writers.” Call 339-3060.

MARCH 29

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. at the Waco Convention Center. Online: wacoisdfoundation.org

MARCH 30

Sports Hall of Fame

The 2019 class will be honored 6 p.m. at the Waco Convention Center. A reception will be at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame beforehand at 4 p.m. Combination reception/banquet tickets cost $200 each or $1,400 for a reserved table of eight. Banquet-only tickets cost $75 each, or $600 for a reserved table of eight. Call 800-567-9561 or visit http://www.tshof.org/buy-tickets/.


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