"Death by Chocloate" to health and fitness, hear about a number of valentine themed and other community events happening in and around Waco this week.
If you have waited until now to make plans for your Valentine’s Date – Well – I guess it’s kind of romantic to live life on the edge…lucky for you there is a long list of terrific local restaurants who are offering Valentine’s specials tonight, so hopefully someone will squeeze you in. That list includes (read more)
– among many others I’m sure -- Alpha Omega, Clay Pot, Milo All Day, World Cup Café, Kissing Tree Vineyards, Klassy Glass, The Olive Branch, The Hippodrome, Barnett’s Public House, and Revival Eastside Eatery. Call the establishment or check their social media for the details.
- Friday, February 14 – Saturday, February 15, 6:30pm – Death by Chocolate – Murder Mystery Dinner Event
Here are a few other special Valentine’s possibilities - The Brazos Theater is hosting “Death by Chocolate” - a murder mystery dinner event tonight and tomorrow night. A chocolatier is found ‘dead’ in his own chocolate! Come help solve the mystery. The event includes a complimentary glass of champagne and a chocolate-inspired dinner by Hilton Waco Executive Chef Nathaniel Gay. The even starts at 6:30 both nights. Tickets are $42.50. It is BYOB.
- Friday, February 14, 7-10pm – The Mortician’s Valentine’s Day Party
One of Waco’s favorite local bands, The Morticians, are hosting their annual Valentine’s Day party tonight. It will be a night of dinner, dancing and spaghetti at the Hippodrome on Austin Avenue. The Morticians will perform classic pop and rock hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s from musicians like the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the Eagles, Van Morrison, Buddy Holly and the Rolling Stones, just to name a few. Floor seats are $32 and include access to a spaghetti buffet and a bar for drinks. Balcony seats are $10 and food and beverage service from the regular menu will be available for purchase. The show starts at 7 PM.
- Saturday, February 15, 5:30pm, 7:30pm – Homestead Cafe February Dinner Event
Tomorrow evening you have two opportunities to enjoy a special dinner at the Homestead Café. The main dish will be Chateaubriand beef tenderloin with a warm shallot béarnaise sauce, accented with tarragon. 5:30pm or 7:30pm seating is available by reservation only. Check the Homestead Café Facebook page for all the details.
Do something good for the community
- Saturday, February 15, 5pm - “A Love Song to Waco” Progressive Cocktail Party
There are always some opportunities to do something good for the community – and this week is no exception. If you love the symphony, tomorrow evening, The Waco Symphony Council will be hosting a progressive cocktail party benefiting the Waco Symphony. The party will begin at the Williams and Brown Law Office at 7901 Fish Pond Road at 5pm where guests will board a bus and move to their first location. Guests will visit three architecturally unique homes and enjoy music, food and wine that complement the different homes. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be provided by Bestyett Catering. Individual tickets are $250.
- Tuesday, February 18, 6-8:30pm – Mission Waco Celebration Banquet
On Tuesday, Mission Waco will be hosting their annual celebration banquet to honor the volunteers and donors who helped support Mission Waco. This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Brian Fikkert, a best-selling author and professor of economics and community development and the founder and president of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College. The banquet will take place at the Waco Convention Center in the Chisholm Hall at 6 PM. Individual tickets are $55.
- Saturday, February 15, 9am-12pm – Care Net Waco Dr. Dad – A Class for Dads Only
We have several interesting learning opportunities on the calendar this week. Tomorrow morning, Care Net Waco will be hosting a parenting skills class for fathers of infants and toddlers. Breakfast will be provided, and participants will receive a gift at the end of the class Participants must have a child who is three years old or younger. The class starts at 9 AM. RSVP is required, please call Care Net to make your reservation.
- Saturday, February 15, 9am-12:45pm – People’s Law School, hosted by Baylor University
You can also take advantage of The People’s Law School tomorrow morning. It will take place from 9 to 12:45. This is your chance to get some tips on, among other things, contesting property taxes, animal law, understanding the Supreme Court, the power of the president and the concept of guardianship. Registration opens at 8:30am at the Baylor Law School. Attendance is free.
- Wednesday, February 19, 5:30-7pm - Allbritton Art Institute Artist Conversation 2020 with Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Jason Kaufman
On Wednesday, The Allbritton Art Institute will be hosting the 2020 Allbritton Art Institute Artist Conversation. Artist Akunyili (aku-knee-LEE) Crosby and art critic Jason Kaufman will discuss Akunyili Crosby’s life, art and career. A reception will follow. The conversation will start at 5:30 in the McLinton auditorium of the Paul L. Foster building on Baylor Campus. Admission is free.
- Tuesday, February 18, Wednesday, February 20, 6-7pm – Move East Waco
Finally, there is still time to reclaim your New Year’s fitness resolutions! Move East Waco and Grassroots Community Development are offering health and fitness classes throughout the spring! Wednesday’s class is kickboxing and the next class will be yoga on February 20. The classes will be held in the gym of Carver Middle School. They start at 6 PM and they are free!