Announcements

 

  • Baylor Lifelong Learning- Spring 2021 courses are now available online at baylor.edu/lifelonglearning. Select “Courses” to check out the topics and instructors who will be offering the spring classes.  If you are not already a member of Lifelong Learning for 2020-21, you can obtain a $30 membership for the spring semester only, then register at $20 per course for the classes you desire. Courses include "Current Middle East Issues in the News Today," "Historic Homes of Waco," "Today's Media and Christianity," and many more. If you are new new to virtual learning, a free Zoom practice session is scheduled for Jan. 25. (Posted 1/16/21)
  • City of Waco- City of Waco Offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of MLK Day. Click here for details concerning specific departments. (Posted 1/15/21)
  • Christian Men’s Job Corps- CMJC is looking for volunteers to provide meals for upcoming CMJC classes. Class sizes are limited this season, due to COVID-19 precautions, so each meeting will need food for 12 people. CMJC’s new class location, the Hangar, has a full kitchen if meals need to be heated up or refrigerated. Home cooked meals are always appreciated, but if cooking isn’t your forte, gift cards to restaurants and delivery services like DoorDash and Favor are also welcome. Sign up at carecalendar.org. The calendar ID is 121935 and the security code is 1915. (Posted 1/11/21)

  • Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization- The MPO Technical Committee Meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 14. The meeting will take place virtually and the public may register to watch the meeting live at https://wacotx.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_PfEWXk0fTUy-ZnT6H9yPww. The meeting agenda can be found on the MPO website. Members of the public who wish to submit written comments must submit their comments by emailing mpo@wacotx.gov, or by calling 254-750-5650. Comments must be received no later than 10:00 am on Jan. 14. (Posted 1/9/21)
  • Central Texas Food Bank- The Central Texas Food Bank needs volunteers for special food distribution events on Jan. 16 and Jan. 28. At these special food distributions, the Central Texas Food Bank will distribute free food to help those who are facing increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jan. 16 distribution will be held at Temple College (2600 S. 1st Street, Temple, TX 76504) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Jan. 28 distribution will be held at Waco ISD Stadium (1401 S New Road, Waco, TX 76711) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To sign up, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org and click on the "Volunteer" tab. (Posted 1/9/21)
  • Amberley Collective/McLennan Community College- The Amberley Collaborative’s Mental Health in Congregations online course is coming this month. The six-week course is on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., from Jan. 19 to Feb. 23. The goal of this course is to develop a community of congregational leaders who support one another in building faith communities where everyone fully belongs, and to foster liaisons between congregations and mental health providers to strengthen connection and care for the many people in our community who are affected by mental illness. This course is not limited to clergy or congressional leaders, but is open to anyone who is interested in learning about and addressing mental health concerns in their communities. Register through MCC Continuing Education. A detailed course description can be found here. (Posted 1/10/21)

  • Mayborn Museum - Something BIG is hanging out in the Mayborn Museum’s rotunda. A cast of the renowned Tyrannosaurus rex fossil known as Stan is now on display. The original Stan was found in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota in 1987 and excavated in 1992. It is one of the most complete T. rex fossils discovered. The completed specimen is twelve feet tall and almost forty feet long. This new exhibit was made possible by a generous loan from the Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas. “The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is pleased to loan this skeletal cast of the iconic T. rex to the Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University,” said Dr. Linda Silver, Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. “As organizations dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge, this agreement between Baylor and the Perot Museum embodies the institutional partnerships that strengthen our scholastic community. We look forward to seeing ‘Stan’ installed at the Mayborn as we continue to inspire minds through nature and science beyond the walls of the Perot Museum.”  (Posted 11/24/20)
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