Act Locally Waco - March 8 -14

Mar 8, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Thornton talks about upcoming Waco spring break events as well as the Spring at the Silos kick off. 

Art Events: 

Chalk Lettering Class at Bolt 254 

Friday, March 8, from 6:30 – 9 p.m., Bolt 254 is hosting a Chalk Lettering class. It’s BYOB so bring your favorite glass of wine and your closest friends and learn a new skill together.  The cost of the class is $65 which pays for all supplies including a personal chalkboard to take home and use for home decor.  Bolt 254 is located at 300 S. 2nd Street, facing Mary Avenue. 

Waco Calligraphy Guild: Pointed Pen by Karon Wheeless and Jane Stanfield

Saturday morning, March 9, the Waco Calligraphy Guild is scheduled to meet.  The topic for this month will be Pointed Pen led by Karon Wheeless and Jane Stanfield.  The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 800 N. New Road. Please ring the bell at either door if the door is locked.

Character Design for Animation with Greg Peters

Saturday afternoon, March 9, you can join Emmy-award winning animator Greg Peters for an afternoon workshop on Character Design for Animation. Learn construction for an animated character and tools of the trade from an expert with a lifetime of experience. Participants must bring their own paper, pencil and eraser. This is a 4-hour workshop, the cost is $65 and it will take place from 1-5 at Cultivate 7Twelve on Austin Avenue. 

Crafty Adults: Simple Sculpting with Polymer Clay

Also, tomorrow afternoon, the West Waco Library is hosting a class for crafty adults on sculpting with polymer clay. They’ll have everything you need to learn the basics and make some simple sculptures. The class will take place from 2-4 at West Waco Library on Bosque. 

Art Guild of Central Texas – Quilting Art by Judy Seward 

On Sunday, March 10, the Art Guild of Central Texas meeting this month will focus on the art of quilting. The presenter will be Judy Seward, She will bring several of her art quilts and tell the whys and hows of particular pieces. The meeting will take place 1:30 p.m. in the Garden Room at the Central Presbyterian Church, 9191 Woodway Drive. 

Watercolor by Other Mediums 

On Wednesday, March 13, the Central Texas Watercolor Society meets at 9 a.m. The topic this month will be “Watercolor by Other Mediums” with Donna Arispe. The meeting will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, at the corner of Lake Haven and Wooded Acres. 

Spring Break Events

Events Involving Libraries: 

On Monday, March 11, there will be a first aid and CPR training for youth at West Waco Library.  

There is a Marvel Movie Marathon at East Waco on Wednesday, March 13, and Spring Break Slime at Central Library, also on Wednesday.

“Library on the go” will also be visiting the airport on Tuesday, March 12, Waco Civic Theatre on Wednesday, March 13 and the Hippodrome Thursday, March 14.  Check the Waco-McLennan County Library website for the details on these and other spring break happenings. 

Mayborn Museum Events

The Mayborn Museum is also offering special interactive activities every day during spring break from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village. Special activities are included in the price of admission.  

Spring at the Silos

Flea markets 

Spring at the Silos kicks off on Thursday, March 14, and runs through Saturday, March 16. So you can expect Waco to be shopping mecca for those three days. In addition to the big event at the Silos, several other local vendors will be taking advantage of the increased traffic – Savage Finds will be hosting a spring flea market at 324 6th Street and Lulabelle’s March Market Days will be taking place in the Live Oak School parking lot on 5thStreet, also on Thursday through Saturday.   

 Waco Charity Open Disc Golf Pro Tour Edit

If you are more into flying discs than home décor, head out to Brazos Park East on Thursday, March 14, through Sunday, March 17, for the Waco Annual Charity Open professional disc golf event.  Brazos Park East is located on North MLK Blvd.  All proceeds benefit the Baylor Autism Resource Center. The Junior Event will take place on Saturday at Dewey Community Center on 9thStreet.

For more visit Act Locally Waco's website for a full calendar of events happening around Waco. Stay tuned next Friday for another episode of Act Locally Waco on KWBU.