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Act Locally Waco - Events June 7-13, 2019


This week on Act Locally Waco, Jillian Ohriner fills in for Ashley Thornton. Ohriner brings us First Friday events including Cultivate 7Twelve's public opening of Ty Nathan Clark's solo exhibition: Lost Recovered and Remaining as well as Paint Day at Diversified. 

First Friday Events:

Cultivate 7Twelve's Ty Nathan Clark's solo exhibition:

J Cultivate 7Twelve will be hosting the public opening of Ty Nathan Clark’s solo exhibition: Lost, Recovered, and Remaining. This event is free to the public and will include live music, beverages, and light bites.  That’s tonight, June 7th, from 6-10 pm.  

Dr. Pepper Museum Exhibit: “Not Just Another Pretty Face: Sex Symbols, Secretaries, and CEOs”

The Dr. Pepper Museum will open late tonight, June 7th, with free admission from 5:30-7:30 pm.   Their new exhibit is titled “Not Just Another Pretty Face: Sex Symbols, Secretaries, and CEOs.” The event will also have a panel led by Autumn Outlaw.

Bolt's "Pups and Pints"

If you’re looking for a canine-friendly first Friday experience, check out Bolt’s First Friday event “Pups and Pints." Enjoy a Brotherwell Brewing pint, FREE dog photography from 6-7, Cooper & Co. Bandanas. If you don’t have a pup, you can adopt one from the Waco Humane Society Dog Adoption Trailer. There will also be giveaways and snacks from The Madison.

Improv Comedy Show:  

The Summer-themed Improv Comedy Show "Surf & Sand" begins today, June 7th, and Saturday night at 8:30.  Tickets are online or at the door at the Brazos Theatre.  

Historic Waco Foundations: Plant a Summer Vegetable Garden

On Sunday, June 9th, there’s family-fun event happening at the Historic Waco Foundation at 810 S 4th St., Waco, Texas 76706. Jump into Summer with a hands-on garden inspired activity.  Learn all about gardening, the summer vegetables and herbs that grow in your garden, and how to grow your own summer garden while having fun with the whole family! Only $10 per family.  Plant a summer garden at the Waco Historic Society on Sunday June 9 from 1-4 PM.

Move East Waco 

Move East Waco is a free, community driven initiative offering free fitness and health education classes for the entire family. See live fitness demonstrations that you can practice at home every Tuesday and Thursday evening in June from 6:30-7:30 pm at Oscar Ducongee (Carver) Park. 

Social Media Workshop: Work Smarter Not Harder

Jillian Ohriner is the Advertising Manager for Merck Asset Management, which operates four Waco-area companies, including the Route 77 Food Park opening summer 2019. In this workshop on Thursday, June 13th, at 12 pm at Hustle co-working, Ohriner will walk you through 10 time-saving tips to show you how to manage the social media accounts for businesses, as well as formatting content calendars and overcoming creator's block. Tickets can be purchased on Facebook. 

Paint Day at Diversified

A section of the largest mural in Waco on the side of the Diversified Product building at 11th and Webster Ave still needs help with painting 300 feet of space.  Folks will be out every Saturday and Sunday until it is complete. There are two shifts you can volunteer for. Morning time is from 7:30am to 1:00pm while the evening time is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Set up starts 30 mins prior to start times. Times and date are subject to change due to weather conditions or other unknown events. 

Urban Reap's Fish Fry

Mission Waco Urban Reap will be hosting a Fish Fry tonight from 5:30-7:30 at Jubilee Park. There will be a tour of REAP around 7:00 with a chance to look around and hear about some upcoming events. 

The Buzz Lightning 11u Baseball Team: Washer Tournament

At the Backyard Bar Stage and Grill to raise money for an upcoming tournament in Houston. If you can, stop by and have fun while helping send this great group of kids to represent Waco baseball! Come hungry and ready for some hefty competition! Prizes for the winning team! The tournament is this Saturday. Check-in is at 11:00 am, Tossing begins at noon and lasts until 6pm. The tournament entry fee is $20 per player or $40 per team. Washers will be provided. And they’re asking that you please register in advance on Facebook.

You can see the full calendar of event at ActLocallyWaco.org

Brodie has been with KWBU since June 5, 2000. She knows the exact date because it was less than one month before KWBU began broadcasting NPR programming. Her commercial radio experience coupled with many years in public broadcasting, have given her a good foundation for heading up the on-air side of KWBU's operations. Brodie was raised in a military family; her father's Army stations ranged from Minnesota to Germany, Washington, Nebraska and California. But it is TEXAS she calls home! Brodie has three canine companions and loves being the aunt to 5 nieces and 4 nephews. She also enjoys playing dominos and a vairety of card and board games.