Save the Date

By Jen Gesick

Nonprofit Event Calendar

When looking for things to do in Waco, consider supporting nonprofits, which can be just as much fun as it is rewarding. Throughout the year, local organizations host galas, festivals, style shows and more to help raise awareness and funds for the vital work they accomplish in our community.

Get out your calendar while you peruse the list below and save the date for a whole new way to explore Waco while giving back, too. While this list is limited to the advertisers in our nonprofit profile section, you can find a more comprehensive list on our Events page at wacoan.com/featured-events.

2017

July

July 1-31
Speed: Science in Motion
Mayborn Museum | Baylor.edu/mayborn

July 18
Helping Hands Happy Hour
Fuzzy Friends Rescue | fuzzyfriendsrescue.com

July 19
Magician Cody Fisher
Hewitt Public Library | cityofhewitt.com
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August

August 1-31
Speed: Science in Motion
Mayborn Museum | baylor.edu/mayborn

August 19
Dragon Boat Festival
Enrich Seniors | enrichseniors.org

August 26
Beatlemania 64
Hewitt Public Library | cityofhewitt.com
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September

September 1-3
Speed: Science in Motion
Mayborn Museum | baylor.edu/mayborn

September 9
Galloping for Grannies
Friends for Life | friendsforlife.org

September 9-23
The Bosque Art Classic
Bosque Arts Center | bosqueartscenter.org

September 10
Grandparents Day
Friends for Life | friendsforlife.org

September 16
Heart of Texas Wine & Food Festival
Humane Society of Central Texas | humanesocietyofcentraltexas.org

September 25
An Afternoon with Isabel Wilkerson
Beall-Russell Lectures | baylor.edu/beall-russell

September 30
Dog Days
Hewitt Public Library | cityofhewitt.com
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October

October 5
Sweet Sounds
Meals on Wheels Waco | mowwaco.org

October 6
MCC Foundation Golf Classic
McLennan Community College Foundation | mclennan.edu/foundation

October 6
AVANCE Extravaganza and Quinceanera
AVANCE | avancewaco.org

October 7
Waco Heart Walk
American Heart Association | heart.org

October 10
Signature Chefs Auction
March of Dimes | marchforbabies.org

October 13
Methodist Children’s Home Golf Classic
Methodist Children’s Home | mch.org

October 14
Brew at the Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo | cameronparkzoo.com

October 21
Volunteer Auxiliary Quilt Auction
Lutheran Sunset Ministries | lutheransunset.org

October 23
Education 4 Everyone Golf Tournament
Brazos Education Foundation | brazosfoundation.org

October 27-28
Apple Tree Bazaar Arts & Crafts Show
Meals on Wheels Waco | mowwaco.org

October 31
Zoo Boo
Cameron Park Zoo | cameronparkzoo.com

Waco Community Development Golf Scramble
Waco Community Development | wacocdc.org

Breakfast Banquet
NeighborWorks Waco | nw-waco.org
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November

November 2-5
Deck the Halls Holiday Gift Market
Junior League of Waco | jlwaco.org

November 4
5K Zombie Run & 1K Pet Walk
Fuzzy Friends Rescue | fuzzyfriendsrescue.com

November 9
Repurpose for a Purpose
The Salvation Army Waco | salvationarmytexas.org/waco

November 11
H-E-B Zoo Stampede
Cameron Park Zoo | cameronparkzoo.com

November 30
Christmas at the Mayborn
Mayborn Museum | baylor.edu/mayborn
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December

December 31
New Year’s Eve Barkin’ Ball
Fuzzy Friends Rescue | fuzzyfriendsrescue.com

Pancakes with Santa
Advocacy Center | advocacycntr.org
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2018

January

No Balls Ball
Animal Birth Control Clinic | animalbirthcontrol.org
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February

February 23
Hearts in the Arts Theatre Gala
MCC Foundation | mclennan.edu/foundation

H-E-B Celebrity Cook Off
Waco ISD Education Foundation | wacoisdfoundation.org

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
Advocacy Center | wacomardigrasball.com

Go Red for Women Luncheon
American Heart Association | wacogored.heart.org
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March

Chow Down & Pot O’ Gold Style Show
Lutheran Sunset Ministries | lutheransunset.org

Spring Break at the Mayborn
Mayborn Museum | baylor.edu/mayborn
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April

April 10
Rise Up! Waco
Talitha Koum Institute | talithakoum.org

April 20
Zoobilee
Cameron Park Zoo | cameronparkzoo.com

Crawfish for CASA
CASA of McLennan & Hill Counties | casaforeverychild.org

The Big Event
Bosque Arts Center | bosqueartscenter.org

Bonnets & Birdhouses
Waco Community Development | wacocdc.org

Kiwanis Club Bass Fishing Tournament
Hewitt Public Library | cityofhewitt.com

March for Babies
March of Dimes | marchforbabies.org
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May

May 1
Waco Heart Ball
American Heart Association | wacoheartball.heart.org

May 5
KidZoobilee
Cameron Park Zoo | cameronparkzoo.com

Pooches on Parade Runway Show
Fuzzy Friends Rescue | fuzzyfriendsrescue.com
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June

Kids Concert
Hewitt Public Library | cityofhewitt.com

Hammers & Heels
NeighborWorks Waco | nw-waco.org
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