Waco-area news briefs: Art Center Waco camps open Monday (2024)

Art Center Waco camps

Art Center Waco, 701 S. Eighth St., will host Fabulous Fiber Arts and Sculp It summer camps beginning Monday.

Camps are available for either first and second graders, or third through sixth graders, with both morning and afternoon options available.

Cost is $125, including a T-shirt, with registration available at eventbrite.com. The camps run through Friday.

Call 254-752-4371 for more information. More camps will be held next week, with details at artcenterwaco.org/classes.

Brazos Theatre auditions

Brazos Theatre of Waco will hold auditions Tuesday at the theater, 7524 Bosque Blvd., Suite Q.

Several roles are available for the upcoming summer melodrama, “Sure Bet, or Marryin’ the Librarian!”

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There will also be auditions for new members in Brazos Theatre’s improv comedy troupe, and a brand-new junior troupe for ages 13-17.

Those interested can sign up at brazostheatre.com.

Hewitt blood drive

The Stoney Brook of Hewitt senior living community, 151 Royal Lane, is partnering with Carter BloodCare to host a community blood drive July 19. The Carter BloodCare bus will be set up in the parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Carter BloodCare will also be distributing a free gift, while supplies last, to each person that donates.

To learn more about the event or to register, please contact Rhonda Ferrell at 254-420-1400 or rferrell@stoneybrookseniorliving.org.

Cleanup volunteers

Keep Waco Beautiful is seeking volunteers for three cleanups this month and two more in September.

A downtown cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday will meet at 25N Coworking, 510 Austin Ave.

A river cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday will meet at Waco Paddle Co., 200 S. University Parks Drive.

A Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. July 20 will meet at the Brazos Park East boat ramp, 3516 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

A Lake Waco cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 will meet at Flat Rock Park, 6301 Flat Rock Road. It is in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Group W Bench Litter Patrol.

A pre-Ironman river cleanup and water testing from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 28 will meet at Waco Paddle Co., 200 S. University Parks Drive.

Registration is required to volunteer. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, go to keepwaco beautiful.org/volunteer.

Women on Weights

A two-week Women on Weights program starts Tuesday at the Greater Waco YMCA, 6800 Harvey Drive.

Meetings will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Participants will work in groups of no more than five participants to one trainer and learn proper use of fitness equipment. Cost is $150 for YMCA members and $200 for nonmembers.

For more information, contact Crystal Hernandez at 254-776-6612 or chernandez@ymcactx.org.

‘Hoops on Glory Road’

The Community Race Relations Coalition will hold a “Hoops on Glory Road” fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, 1100 S. University Parks Drive.

The keynote speaker will be Nevil Shed, a member of the first racially diverse basketball team in the country to win an NCAA championship, in 1966. He will recount life with the team and their story being told in the Disney movie “Glory Road.” Tickets are $50 each and $500 for a table of eight. To register, go to crrcwaco.net/events or call 254-717-7903.

Reptiles at the library

Danny Conner’s Reptile Adventure will perform from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 10-13, Wednesday through Saturday, at Waco libraries.

The show features Juanita, the reticulated python; Apollo, the albino Burmese python; and Spartacus, the 110-pound 80-100-year-old alligator snapping turtle.

The performances will be free and open to the public, but seating will be limited. Performance times are:

July 10 at the West Waco Library, 5301 Bosque Blvd.

July 11 at the South Waco Library, 2737 S. 18th St.

July 12 at the East Waco Library, 901 Elm Ave.

July 13 at the Central Library, 1717 Austin Ave.

Homespun Quilters

The Waco Homespun Quilters’ Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the New Road Church of Christ, 3100 S. New Road.

This month will be the annual Fun Get Together Picnic. Participants will display their Challenge Quilts with this year’s theme being “anything goes 3-D quilt.” The festivities are open to all interested parties.

Youth Chorus auditions

Youth Chorus of Central Texas will hold auditions for singers in grades 3-12 on Wednesday and July 31 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 305 N. 30th St.

Audition times are from 10 a.m. until noon. No preparation is necessary for the interview and assessment.

To schedule an appointment, email info@youth chorusofcentraltexas.org.

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