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Photo of community members enjoying last month’s Eastside Market at Brotherwell Brewing.

Happy Friday, Waco!

It’s getting chilly out there this week in Waco! We started off the week with some nice 70 degree weather and now we are back down into the 30’s and 40’s. This cold weather will stick around for several more days, so keep that thick coat handy. We will be getting some better weather this weekend, serving up cold nights and chilly days, but with plenty of sunshine both Saturday and Sunday. Mornings will start in the 20’s and low 30’s and afternoons reach the low 50’s Saturday, and will get to around 60 for Sunday. Even with this weather, there are plenty of ways to get involved with some indoor activities this upcoming week in Waco.

  • Waco Friends of the Climate is virtually hosting the 5th Annual Climate Crisis Art Exhibit, now through April 7th. The show is comprised of 110 pieces of art from local students and adults. This show is designed to inform and inspire. You can vote for the People's Choice Award and receive door prizes. The artwork is also for sale.  The "Act Now" page also provides many steps everyone can take to combat the climate crisis. The show is free, and with it being virtual you can see it by going to climatecrisisartexhibit.org.

  • Join Pura Vida Paddle for an ocean doodles class led by Roxanne Glaser (aka Super Doodle Girl) Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. to learn how to bring more creativity into your life. You will learn over 8 patterns and how to combine them into cool ocean art. The final project will be a modern watercolor sea turtle. More information can be found on Pura Vida Paddle Facebook page.

  • Sunday, The Eastside Market is back at Brotherwell Brewing from noon until 5 p.m..There will be over 50 local vendors, music, food trucks, a graffiti wall, and Brotherwell’s best brews supporting Waco’s community of creatives and entrepreneurs.

  • The YMCA’s Enhance Fitness classes will now meet on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 10 to 11 a.m.. This is a 16-week program that is geared towards older adults and was created people who have arthritis in mind. The class will address cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strengthening, flexibility, and balance. Exercises can be done either seated or standing. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, please reach out to Carla Browning at [email protected].

As always, if you have information you would like to see included in Act Locally Waco (announcements, events, etc.) or ideas for a blog you would like to write, send it to [email protected].

~Debbie Wright

Calendar

Fri Jan 21
Dallas Franchise Show – Free Tickets (Business Exchange)
Fri Jan 21 thru Sat Jan 22


Sun Jan 23
Sunday yoga (Cultivate 7twelve)
GFNY Waco Group Ride (Bicycle World)

In the news

Announcements

  • McLennan Community College Prospective students still have a chance to enroll in courses at McLennan Community College this spring with the College’s 8-Week course sections. Registration for Second 8-Week courses continues through March 12 for classes beginning March 14. Current McLennan students may register 24 hours a day, seven days a week through WebAdvisor. New students should visit www.mclennan.edu/admissions/become-a-student/index.html to learn how to become a student at McLennan.

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Act Locally Waco Book Club

Up Next... Rescheduled for March 2022

Here's a brief description from the Amazon website: In 2004, journalist Bill Bishop coined the term "the big sort." Armed with startling new demographic data, he made national news in a series of articles showing how Americans have been sorting themselves into alarmingly homogeneous communities -- not by region or by state, but by city and even neighborhood. Over the past three decades, we have been choosing the neighborhood (and church and news show) compatible with our lifestyle and beliefs. The result is a country that has become so polarized, so ideologically inbred that people don't know and can't understand those who live a few miles away. How this came to be, and its dire implications for our country, is the subject of this ground-breaking work.

 

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