Announcements

 

  • Waco Chamber of Commerce- Leadership Waco application are now open. The Waco Chamber of Commerce conducts the Leadership Waco program to identify potential community leaders and provide these individuals with information about various facets of our community, which improves the quality of life of area residents. Solutions to community needs demand the active participation of informed citizens. Leadership Waco offers structured learning opportunities in an atmosphere that stimulates creative thinking and encourages participants to work together to utilize both new and proven tools to meet the challenges of today and to prepare for tomorrow.  Participants will expand their impact, ignite their passions, participate in thought provoking and insightful conversations, build relationships and develop their personal and professional leadership skills. Applications are due May 28 and can be found here. (Posted 4/8/21)
  • Baylor Lifelong Learning- Brad Livingstone, Baylor's First Gent, is launching a new series of courses this April 7th with Baylor's Lifelong Learning. He has shared his passion for World War II in past years, as dedicated professional teaching history at the secondary education level. This is his inaugural course on Vietnam for Lifelong Learning. For more information on joining Lifelong Learning and registering for the course, visit www.baylor.edu/lifelonglearning. (Posted 3/9/21)
  • Central Texas Food Bank- The Central Texas Food Bank will be hosting a special food distribution in Waco on April 22. 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 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. If you would like to volunteer, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org and click on the "Volunteer" tab. (Posted 4/1/21)
  • Humane Society of Central Texas- A PSA from the Humane Society of Central Texas: If you find a stray dog, contact the Humane Society for help instead of bringing the animal to the Waco Animal Shelter. Most stray dogs are found within close proximity to their homes, so bringing them to the animal shelter should be a last resort. Instead, knock on doors, ask nearby residents, mail carriers, and delivery drivers if they know where the dog belongs, and if you can’t find the owner nearby, here is the #1 most important thing you can do: Take a photo of the dog and post it on the Facebook page Central Texas Lost and Found Pets (@CTLAFP) with location information and a brief description of the dog. If you can safely catch the dog and you have a little time, bring the dog to a nearby veterinarian’s office, animal shelter or rescue, or fire house to scan for a microchip. Members of the CTLAFP Facebook page will often offer to scan the chip for you at your location after you post! If there’s a chip or the owner is looking online, you can usually find the owner within just a few hours. Until then, whenever possible, keep the dog safe and warm where it cannot escape. If you need resources to take care of the dog until the owner is found (food, crate, blankets, etc.), contact the Humane Society of Central Texas (254-754-1454) or Waco Pets Alive! (254-300-8575) or log onto www.wacoanimalguide.com. Your willingness to rescue a dog and keep it safe instead of bringing it to the shelter will mean the world to that dog and its owner. And if the owner is never found, you can find the dog a new home, ensuring that it has the best chance at a wonderful life! By doing all of these steps, you are truly acting as a Good Samaritan, and you are a #WacoAnimalHero. (Posted 1/31/21)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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