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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Barnett's 0.5K Beer Run

There is one rule...finish your stein of beer before you finish the race! That's all there is to it...you can run, walk, crawl, stroll, be carried, or skip; all you have to do is show up and drink a beer for charity! First place will receive a prize and EVERYONE's a winner in our book! Help support the MDA and the noble work they are doing in our community! All "runners" will receive a souvenir Paulaner Stein full of beer, admission into Waco Oktoberfest and the awe-inspiring Barnett's .5k Beer Run Medal! So start your day of beer drinking off right with some light competition followed by a whole lot of fun and more beer!

$10-$30. Registration can be made here.

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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Waco Oktoberfest

It’s the Second Annual: Waco Oktoberfest benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association! They need your help to make this an incredible event so bring your friends and family for a day full of fun!

All proceeds go to the MDA to support the families in our community. The money raised goes to help the MDA create more hope and answers for families living with muscular dystrophy and related diseases that take away physical strength and mobility.

What to expect: -Live Music, Craft Biergarten, Giant Beer Tent, VIP Tent, Kids Fun Zone, Giant Yard Games, Oktoberfest Games, .5k Beer Run, Local Food Trucks, German Food Hall, Football Watch Party, Oktoberfest Market Square, and more!!

No Dogs, Coolers, Outside Food or Drinks Allowed. (Service Dogs Allowed)

$10-$30. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library & Museum Golden Gala

  • Lee Lockwood Library & Museum (map)
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Come celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library and Museum! Learn about the history of one of Waco’s architectural treasures! All proceeds will go to the preservation of this magnificent edifice. The Gala is open to the public—you do not have to be a Mason to attend. This fantastic “Night at the Museum” includes tours of the building highlighting rare artifacts, silent auction, dinner, guest speakers, and entertainment. And depending on the level of sponsorship, an excellent meal, commemorative coins, coffee table books, and etched glassware.

Keynote speaker: David H. Dewhurst, the 41st Lieutenant Governor of Texas, serving from 2003 to 2015.

$50-$5,000. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

20th Annual Wine & Food Festival

Guests can taste more than 200 wines and sample food from over 20+ restaurants in a fun and casual setting. Event activities include live music, college games on the large screen televisions, silent auction, the famous "Cork Pull", fun games and activities and the Red Carpet Dog Walk. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Central Texas.

$60-$100. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Waco Out of the Darkness Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Registration can be made here.

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Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

Walk For The Homeless

Join Mission Waco for just over a mile prayer and educational walk. We'll meet at the Meyer Center and visit the various non-profits who serve the poor and homeless in our city. Bring hygiene items if you can. All you have to do is show up and learn how you can really make a difference!

You can also purchase a brand-new pair of shoes for someone who is struggling with chronic homelessness by giving online at https://secure.paperlesstrans.com/MissionWaco. Please designate your $45 per pair as, "Shoes for the Homeless" in the comments box.

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Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Kayak For A Cause

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It’s the final event for the 2019 Kayak for a Cause benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco. The race will begin at the McLane Stadium Lagoon boat slips and proceed towards Brazos Park East or LaSalle Bridge (depending on the course). The designated bridges will be labeled as the turnaround points to get back to McLane Stadium. The short course is approximately 1.5 miles long and the longer route is 3.0 miles. There will be non-monetary awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Competition Kayak (3.0 Mile), Leisure Kayak (1.5 Mile) and Paddle Board (1.5 Mile) divisions.

No charge for spectators. $25 to race. Registration can be found here.

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Dancing With the Waco Stars

Head to The Hippodrome for an evening of entertainment as local celebrities perform in a dance competition to raise money and awareness for Family Abuse Center’s mission. Some of Waco’s biggest “STARS” have been teamed with professional dancers “PROs” and have begun training and preparing for an unforgettable show! These dancers rely on your commitment for a successful performance and a chance to win the competition on the big night. Your support also helps the staff and volunteers at Family Abuse Center to provide safety, education, and support for survivors of domestic violence

$125-$250. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Cans For Critters

Every first Saturday of the month, starting September 7th, bring your aluminum cans to Cameron Park Zoo, and they will make sure they are recycled for you! All of the money made from recycling these cans will go into an enrichment account that will be used to buy the animals special treats and toys!

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Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Dogtoberfest 2019

The Waco Hippodrome and Happy Hounds Aquatic & Daycare Center are proud to present the 3rd Annual Dogtoberfest benefiting the Animal Birth Control Clinic's Community Outreach Program. This program provides resources and transportation for many under-served Central Texas families who are unable to reach veterinary care for their cats and dogs. The goal of ABC’s program is to keep families and pets happier, healthier, out of shelters, rescues, and off the streets.

They'll have German food, beer, dog-friendly photo booth by HOT Photo Booth, adoptable pets, vendors, and activities.

Admission to the event is FREE, but food and drink tickets are sold separately.

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

2nd Annual Brazos River 0.5K

Your local chapter of the Society of Lazy And Carefree Runners (SLACR) presents the Brazos River 0.5k! All “athletes” will receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Pizza and adult beverages will be provided along with other goodies to help you get thru the strenuous course. Live band will also provide motivational music to get you to the finish line. Don’t forget their AWESOME costume contest! Proceeds to benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

$30. Registration can be made here.

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Oct
19
8:30 AM08:30

Walk MS 2019

Walk MS brings together a community of passionate people for one powerful cause: to end MS forever. It is because of YOU and your involvement in Walk MS that people affected by multiple sclerosis have access to around-the-clock information, support and resources they need to live their best lives. Team up for someone you love and register today for Walk MS. With every step you take, we are closer to ending MS forever.

Registration can be made here.

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Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Brew at the Zoo

Join the fun at Cameron Park Zoo’s 8th Annual Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat Brew at the Zoo presented by JRBT on October 19, 2019. Stroll the zoo from 6 to 11 pm. Your ticket includes a tasting mug and samples of up to 20 different beers from around the world. All of your favorite animals will be out in their habitats from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The party continues with great music from Haywire and dancing under the Zoo’s pavilion. Food from some of your favorite Waco Food trucks and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo help to take care of the animals that call Cameron Park Zoo their home.

$25-$45. Tickets available in advance only and can be purchased here. 21+ only.

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Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Stories Beyond Borders

At a moment when the rights of immigrants are being attacked, a fuller story of immigration needs to be told to address the harms perpetuated by immigration enforcement practices and policies that extend beyond the crisis at the border. Whether it’s through raids, people being picked up at courthouses, or being forced to live in churches - families are being separated and attacked across America. You’re invited to Stories Beyond Borders, five short films that show a more complete picture of the attacks on immigrant families and communities. Beyond building empathy, these films lift up real stories of resilience and strength, while illustrating some of the ways people can give their time, energy, and resources to support organizing led by immigrant communities. Join the Waco Immigrants Alliance for this screening & discussion to learn more and find out how you can stand up against these attacks!

Free. Register for your tickets here.

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Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Hewitt Spooktacular

The 5th Annual Spooktacular presented by Incommons Bank and the City of Hewitt will be on Halloween from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Midway High School! Event entrance is free with canned good donation. Spooktacular includes trick or treating, games, costume contests, prizes & more! A portion of the event proceeds will go toward Hewitt First United Methodist Church’s Hallelujah Food Pantry.

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Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Cans For Critters

Every first Saturday of the month, starting September 7th, bring your aluminum cans to Cameron Park Zoo, and they will make sure they are recycled for you! All of the money made from recycling these cans will go into an enrichment account that will be used to buy the animals special treats and toys!

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Nov
7
10:30 AM10:30

Leading Waco Women Fall Summit

Join the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce for the first in the three-part Leading Waco Women Summit and presentation of the annual ATHENA Leadership Award!

Leading Waco Women was created to celebrate, empower and develop women leaders in the Waco community with professional development opportunities through half-day conferences, keynote speakers, panel discussions and networking. Leading Waco Women is a three-part series focused on the three components of leadership: serving, empowering and mentoring.

$75-$600. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Nov
7
4:00 PM16:00

Sip & Shop

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Join the Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce at The Pavilion in Woodway for networking, refreshments, beverages, door prizes, and of course, shopping! Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit CASA of McLennan County. Come enjoy a festive night of shopping and fun!

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Nov
9
8:00 AM08:00

HEB Cameron Park Zoo Stampede

Cameron Park Zoo, along with H-E-B, is celebrating a HUGE year of the Cameron Park Zoo Stampede- It's the year of the ELEPHANT! The 26th Zoo Stampede is an annual family fun run and run for the animals! They’ll have beautiful certified 5K and 10K courses as well as our uncertified 1K fun run and walk for people of all ages. A chip timed run takes you through an award-winning zoological park and along and across the Brazos River, eventually leading you back for a wild finish line party at the zoo. Your custom race shirt and race bib will represent the 26th birthday celebration!

$15-$50. Registration can be made here.

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Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Cans For Critters

Every first Saturday of the month, starting September 7th, bring your aluminum cans to Cameron Park Zoo, and they will make sure they are recycled for you! All of the money made from recycling these cans will go into an enrichment account that will be used to buy the animals special treats and toys!

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