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Primera Iglesia Bautista Waco hosted a "Tamalada" before New Year's. They invited the whole community to come in and learn how to make tamales. Stay tuned for more fun food-related events to come!

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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Three Things

If you can't do EVERYTHING, start with these three!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

Monday is the day we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. birthday and there are several activities going on around town today and Monday to celebrate and remember. Check out all of the events and information at the links below.

33rd Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

34th Annual Candle Light Vigil

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Breakfast 

MLK Day of Service: Brazos River Cleanup

24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March 


January 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Prohibition in the U.S. Join the Historic Waco Foundation for a Speakeasy Fundraiser to start the new year off with a bang on Thursday, January 23rd. Guests will learn to make three classic prohibition cocktails, along with the drinks, you will also enjoy a 3-course meal of heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets for the Speakeasy start at $125. Hurry because today is the last day for reservations.

Make Your Own Terrarium

Ephemera Terrariums returns to Bare Arms Brewing to walk you step by step through how to make and care for your very own Terrarium! Once that's done, you'll visit their Decoration Station where you can use our wide variety of gravels, mosses, woodsy bits, and tiny toys to bring your mini world to life! Class is $20 and includes a plant, all supplies, and instruction to build our classic bubble bowl Terrarium. Or make it deluxe and build our stylish cylinder Terrarium for $30.

This week in the news


This is just a taste.  Click here for the WHOLE Event list.

Sun Jan 19
First Eastside Market of 2020! (Eastside Market & Brotherwell Brewing)

Mon Jan 20
24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. & Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.)
33rd Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony (Dr. MLK, Jr. Memorial Park)
34th Annual MLK Jr. Candlelight Vigil (Dr. MLK, Jr. Memorial Park)
MLK Day of Service: Brazos River Cleanup (Keep Waco Beautiful)
Mon Jan 20 thru Mon Jan 20

Tue Jan 21
January Job Fair (Work Force Solutions)
Shepherd’s Heart Mobile Food Pantry (Shepherd's Heart Food Pantry)
Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Luncheon (Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)
Business Power Hour (Greater Waco Chamber)

Wed Jan 22
Greater Waco Chamber’s Member Celebration (Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce)
Annual Member Celebration (Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce)

Thu Jan 23
Resolution: Relaxation (Mayborn Museum)
Speakeasy Fundraiser (Historic Waco Foundation)
Brews and Brushes – Baby Yoda (Shay MacMorran & Bare Arms Brewing )
Thu Jan 23 thru Thu Jan 23

Sat Jan 25
CTGS Genealogy Beginners Class at the East Waco Library (East Waco Library, Central Texas Genealogical Society)
Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild Meeting (Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild)
Women United Annual Fashion Show & Brunch (United Way Waco-McLennan County)


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Home Parent - Methodist Children Homes

Home Parents must exhibit the intellectual and emotional maturity required to work with youth who have
behavioral issues and difficulty connecting to others due to developmental delays, mental health needs, and trauma.
This position requires respect, a compassionate understanding and the ability to use a trust-based approach to
balancing structure and nurture. Other responsibilities include developing relationships with each youth in care,
learning to effectively use the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) model of care, teaching daily living skills,
home management, transportation, medication administration and compliance with Methodist Children's Home
policies and procedures. Please apply at You may also visit for more information.

Site Coordinator - Communities in Schools

Responsible for overseeing the daily operations, supervision, and management of Communities In Schools of
the Heart of Texas programs at a specified public school campus. Responsibilities may include supervision of
staff, interns, and volunteers; working with school staff to coordinate services for students; coordinating with
local service agencies to provide students with resources, and ensuring TEA requirements are fulfilled.                                                                                                              Respond by submitting a cover letter and résumé to:
By mail – CIS-HOT/Attn: HR Director, 1001 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701
By fax – (254) 753-4415
By e-mail –

Public Information Officer - Brazos River Authority

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The purpose of this position is to assist with the Brazos River Authority's social media functions, writing and editing material for publications, and serving as an information source for questions/calls from the public. Other responsibilities include managing the marketing for the water education program including maintaining databases and materials, analyzing and reporting on social media trends; assisting with maintenance of current information on the BRA's external website; interacting with other employees and the general public; assisting with special events planning and execution and any other duties as assigned. Apply Here.

Chief Impact Officer - CIS of HoT

The Chief Impact Officer is an innovator, responsible for the implementation of organizational special initiatives including,
staff professional development, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and quality improvement. Chief Impact Officer will be a
collaborator with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Human Resources Director, advancing
organizational excellence and working to develop and improve organizational culture and growth. The Chief Impact Officer
is also responsible for the supervision of secondary/external programs of Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas

Graduation Coach - CIS of HoT

Responsible for overseeing case management and school-wide services directly related to graduation and college and career readiness programming through the Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas program at a specified public school campus.

Recruits and assesses students for caseload to determine eligibility. Provides or coordinates appropriate services and activities such as leadership development, community engagement, mentoring, and academic support services. Tracks progress and outcomes for each client and the program. Ensures complete and
accurate data entry and documentation throughout the year. Attends meetings, training, and other required functions of both CIS-HOT and funder. Assists in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships throughout the community.

Respond by submitting a cover letter and résumé to:
By mail – CIS-HOT/Attn: HR Director, 1001 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701
By fax – (254) 753-4415
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The Art of Relevance by Nina Simon

March 17, 2020 • 6 PM • Location TBA

The Act Locally Waco book club meets every other month to discuss books about issues that we think are important to Waco. For details about when and where we meet, please click here to subscribe to our email distribution list.


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