Posts filed under ‘Culture’

Summertime in the H.O.T. {Heart of Texas}

It’s H-O-T in the H.O.T. , people. I mean HOTTTT! I can’t believe it’s been in the triple digits already. And when it’s this hot, it makes outside playtime kind of un-fun. However, with a toddler we have to schedule some outside time in to our day; we’ve just moved it to the morning. So that leaves the rest of the day. What in the world do we do? Well, here are a few ideas. Some are for those days when you’re enjoying time at home, and the rest are some things you can do around Waco. Our family is going through the alphabet with Hudson, so some of these ideas will go along with the letter we are learning for the day. (Here are some ideas for an ABC Adventure if you’re interested.) What are your plans? Leave a comment or suggestion for these dog days of summer, summer, summertime!

1. Make a marble racetrack.

2. Go to Pinwheel Kids and play on the slide.

3. Make glow balloons. (so cool!)

4. Take a trip (or several trips) to the Mayborne Museum.

5. Play “Break the Ice” and make ice paint. (again so cool!)

6. Visit a local fire station. A friend told me you can show up to any Waco fire station on Saturdays and get a free tour, stickers, sit in the trucks, wear the gear, etc. I think this is wonderful!

7. Make yogurt popsicles. I can’t wait to try this!

8. Visit one of Waco’s library locations. I saw that the Central Library will be closed for renovations, but they have a temorary location.

9. Read the books you checked out from the library!! Duh!

10. Take your dog to Dogtopia where you can use one of their self wash stations.

And there’s so much more! Get creative! This is a wonderful time to explore Waco and all it has to offer!

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June 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm 4 comments

Art in Our Own Backyard

This past week the Waco Tribune-Herald had a great group of articles dedicated to local Waco artists of all different genres. One of the artists happened to be Joel Edwards. We attend church with Joel and his lovely family, and boy is he talented. I mean, take a look at Joel’s digital painting of the suspension bridge! Amazin’  I say! You should be able to click on it for a larger view.

 In the article each artist was asked about their art, and what they would like to see happen in Waco. Most of the answers were similar in that they just wanted more opportunities to view, hear, and simply appreciate the art of our community. If you’re looking for some of those opportunities, some local venues are listed below:

Common Grounds (live music, etc.)

Cultural Arts Fest (held in September)

Croft Art Gallery

The Art Center (on MCC’s campus-also has art camps for kids during the summer)

Homestead Heritage
The Waco Symphony

I plan to do posts on each of these separately in the future. In the meantime, go get some art in your life! Happy weekend!

April 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm 1 comment


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