February 1

Mid Tex Farm, Ranch & Garden Show

The annual event will have exhibits and demonstrations for farmers and ranchers as well as weekend gardeners, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. Online: wacochamber.com

Styrofoam recyling

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will hold its third Styrofoam Recycling Day from 8 to 11 a.m. in the large parking lot at the corner of Valley Mills Drive and Waco Drive, in front of the Ocean Buffet. Anyone may drop off Styrofoam food-service items (cups and containers). Submit separately shaped or molded Styrofoam blocks. No straws, lids or peanuts allowed. Items should be rinsed clean. Items are accepted until the vehicle at the site is full. Styrofoam will be taken to Waxahachie for recycling. The service is free. Online: friendsofpeace.org

Baylor basketball

Baylor plays TCU in a Big 12 game, 3 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

February 1-2

‘Always, Patsy Cline’

Musical biography of the legendary singer and songwriter. Performances at the theater, 1517 Lake Air Drive, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Online: wacocivictheatre.org

February 3

Friends of Peace screening

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will sponsor a screening of the documentary “L’eau est La Vie (Water is Life): From Standing Rock to the Swamp,” at 6 p.m. at Poppa Rollo’s Pizza, 6703 N. Valley Mills Drive. The film details the opposition of indigenous people of Louisiana to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, which will be destructive to the biodiverse swamp and worsen the climate crisis. The film and pasta/salad buffet is free. Online: friendsofpeace.org

February 5

Christian Writers Workshop

Featured speaker is Linda Hammond with her topic “Writing a Devotional,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive. Attendees will be asked to apply her teaching and write a devotional for the following Wednesday meeting. For information, call 339-3060.

Lady Bears basketball

Kansas plays the Baylor women in a Big 12 game, 7 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

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

February 6

Stars Over Texas Jamboree

The family-style musical jamboree begins at 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 are at Lone Star Music and Lee Lockwood Library and Museum. Call 755-7257. Also on Facebook.

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Branded Heart will perform at the Sul Ross Senior Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive, 7 to 10 p.m. Online: sulrossdanceclub.org

February 6-8

Family & Faith Film Festival

The inaugural Waco Family & Faith International Film Festival will be at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. A VIP preview party is at Z’s at the Curry, 611 Washington Ave. at 7 p.m. Thursday. Film screenings and other sessions will be held Friday and Saturday. For tickets and information, call 254-400-8181 or go online. Online: wacofamilyandfaithfilmfestival.com

February 7

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

DAR meeting

McLennan Community College Professor Donald Keltner will present “The War of 1812: Causes, Conflict and Legacy” at the Henry Downs chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting in the community room of the Community Bank Wealth Management & Trust building, 1711 Lake Success Drive. Refreshments are served at 1 p.m. and the program begins at 1:30. The chapter also will have a book share; members are encouraged to bring a book or books to exchange.

Father-daughter dance

A Father-Daughter Sweet Memories Dance will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at The Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum. Tickets cost $30, which include a photo. For tickets, call the arboretum at 254-399-9204. Online: woodway-texas.com

February 8

Baylor basketball

Baylor plays Oklahoma State in a Big 12 game, 5 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

February 8-9

Home Product Show

The Heart of Texas Home Product Show, sponsored by the Heart of Texas Builders Association, is from 10 a..m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a..m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Extraco Events Center, 4600 Bosque Blvd. Admission costs $5. Online: hotbawaco.com

February 11

Republican women

McLennan County Republican Women PAC will host a candidate forum at its monthly luncheon at the Baylor Club. Meet candidates for county commissioner for Precincts 1 and 3 and the State Board of Education District 14. Buffet opens at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon and is open to the public. Cost is $18, which includes lunch. Advance reservations are required and can be made online by Feb. 6. Online: mcrwpac.com

February 12

Christian Writers Workshop

Attendees will share a devotional they wrote during the previous session, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive. Fellowship and encouragement with writers is offered. For information, call 339-3060.

Lady Bears basketball

TCU plays the Baylor women in a Big 12 game, 7 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

February 13

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Valentine dance with Midnight Mustangs, who will perform at the Sul Ross Senior Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive, 7 to 10 p.m. Online: sulrossdanceclub.org

February 15

Baylor basketball

Baylor plays West Virginia in a Big 12 game, 3 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

Symphony of the City

A progressive cocktail party that tours beautiful homes and lets patrons experience music and artwork, 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $225 each and will be available for purchase online beginning Jan. 10. Online: wacosymphonycouncil.com

February 18

Mission Waco banquet

The annual celebration banquet, with featured speaker Dr. Brian Fikkert, a professor of economics, is at 6 p.m. in Chisholm Hall at the Waco Convention Center. For sponsorship or reservations, call 753-4900 or email jbrammer@missionwaco.org. Online: missionwaco.org

February 19

Lunch with the Masters

Dr. Robert Creech will present “Restoring a Texas Tallgrass,” noon to 2 p.m. in The Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum, 1 Pavilion Way. Bring your own lunch to the free event. Online: woodway-texas.com

Christian Writers Workshop

David Price will speak on “The Value of Critique Groups,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive. Attendees will be asked to compose a poem or song lyrics for the following Wednesday meeting. For information, call 339-3060.

February 20

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Roger Kirby and Texas Heartbeat will perform at the Sul Ross Senior Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive, 7 to 10 p.m. Online: sulrossdanceclub.org

February 22

Baylor basketball

Baylor plays Kansas in a Big 12 game, 11 a.m. in the Ferrell Center.

Lady Bears basketball

Oklahoma plays the Baylor women in a Big 12 game, 4 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

Mardi Gras Ball

The annual Mardi Gras Ball benefiting the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children is from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Baylor Club. Call 254-752-9330, ext. 127. Online: advocacycntr.org

February 25

Baylor basketball

Baylor plays Kansas State in a Big 12 game, 7 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

February 26

Christian Writers Workshop

Share original poetry or music with other writers, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive. Fellowship and encouragement with writers is offered. For information, call 339-3060.

February 27

Hearts in the Arts

The 18th annual Hearts in the Arts Theatre Gala, benefiting scholarships for McLennan Community College students, begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at the Ball Performing Arts Center on campus. McLennan Theatre will perform Bob Fosse’s “Chicago” at 7:30. Reservations are due Feb. 20. Call the MCC Foundation at 299-8604. Online: mclennan.edu/foundation/hearts

Boot Scootin’ Dance

Larry Burgin and Texas Tradition will perform at the Sul Ross Senior Center, 15th Street and Waco Drive, 7 to 10 p.m. Online: sulrossdanceclub.org

February 29

Lady Bears basketball

Kansas State plays the Baylor women in a Big 12 game, 6 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

March 2

Baylor basketball

Baylor plays Texas Tech in a Big 12 game, 8 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

March 5

Lady Bears basketball

Texas plays the Baylor women in a Big 12 game, 7:30 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

March 7

Freedom Ball

The patriotically themed gala recognizes active-duty military, veterans Gold Star spouses for their service and sacrifice. Proceeds benefit the Greater Waco Aviation Alliance Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to McLennan County high school and college students pursuing aviation/aerospace and engineering careers. Call 254-757-5633. Online: wacochamber.com/freedom-ball/

March 20

Boots, Buckles and Bling

This event benefits the Cenikor Foundation, which provides affordable substance abuse treatment. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Phoenix Ballroom, 401 S. Third St. Dinner is served at 7:30 p.m. with dancing and live entertainment to follow. Online: cenikor.org/Waco

March 20-21

Ceramic show

The 18th annual Ceramic Show, sponsored by West, Central Texas Ceramic Expo and Handcrafted Items, will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the West Knights of Columbus Club, 2547 Jerry Mashek Drive. Admission costs $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 7-17 and free to children 6 and younger. Call 254-716-5227 or 254-755-0026 or email grd@att.net. Online: westceramicshow

March 21

Waco Symphony

The “Belles and Brass and Ludwig van” program will celebrate some of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven on his 250th birthday and include the presentation of the Waco Symphony Belles and Brass, 7:30 p.m. at Waco Hall on the Baylor campus. Online: wacosymphony.com

March 27

H-E-B Celebrity Cookoff

The Waco ISD Education Foundation’s 14th annual H-E-B Celebrity Cookoff raises funds to provide grants for special programs for classroom teachers. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Waco Convention Center. Online: wacoisd.org/cookoff

March 28

Texas Food Truck Showdown

The event, which will bring in 40 food trucks and a variety of eats, returns to Heritage Square. Live music will be available all day, along with beer and wine garden, and kids zone. Online: thetexasfoodtruckshowdown.com

Sports Hall of Fame

The 2020 class will be honored at 6 p.m. at the Waco Convention Center. A reception will be held in 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 254-756-1633. Online: tshof.org


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