Posts tagged: Waco


Community Health Worker Health Expo Launch


March 10th, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm - Join us at Dewey Recreation Center (925 N. 9th Street) to meet our newest Community Health Workers representing the 76707 area and learn more about local health...

Workshop: Record-keeping, Farm/Crop Insurance, Food Safety (FSMA)


August 29th, 2017 5:30 - 6:30pm -

Kids Garden Expo


June 27th, 2017 4:00 - 7:30pm - Join us for our summer Kids Garden Expo hosted by Baylor Community Engagement and Service and HOT Urban Gardening Coalition. Kids will showcase what they...

Biological Pest Control Presentation


June 28th, 2017 6:00 - 7:00pm - Program presentation by Steven Arthurs from TAMU Entomology Department. Program plans to combine both PowerPoint presentation on biological control options for gardens and greenhouses as...

DJ Cavem & Alkemia Earth


May 27th, 2017 8:00 - 1:00pm - Event Details: Saturday, May 27th 2017 8 AM: Free Yoga by Alkemia Earth @ Heritage Square 9 AM: Normal Farmer's Market Opening 10 AM: Cooking Demonstration by Alkemia...

Lime Light Gala


May 18th, 2017 6:00 - 9:00pm - Please see flyer for more information! 

Spring Cleaning - A New You!


April 26th, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm - Anyone living with a Mental Health condition is invited to learn how to improve their whole health. This FREE event will have information booths, snacks...

Farm Day


April 8th, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm - World Hunger Relief will host a “Farm Day” on April 8th, 2017 from 10 am – 3 pm at 356 Spring Lake Rd Waco, TX....

Metropolitan Area Active Transportation Plan Kick Off & Community Gathering


March 23rd, 2017 6:00 - 7:00pm - The Waco MPO will hold a community gathering/workshop on March 23, 2017 to kick off their new Active Transportation Plan.  This plan will provide the framework...

NAMI Volunteer Meeting


March 9th, 2017 5:30 - 6:30pm - Help National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with their largest annual outreach event, their 1st NAMI walk!  See flyer for details!

Hands-On Advocacy Training


March 11th, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm - NAMI Smarts for Advocacy gives you step-by step tools and the hands-on practice you need to feel clear, confident and ready to make difference. See...

Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes


March 30th - April 27th, 2017 4:00 - 6:30pm - Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes is a 5 week program for people with Type 2 Diabetes. There will be a new topic each week. See...

Walk Across Texas!


March 2nd, 2017 5:30 - 6:30pm - Walk Across Texas is kicking off on Thursday, March 2nd at 5:30 pm at the Redwood Shelter, Cameron Park! 

NAMI Family Education on Mental Health


February 23rd, 2017 5:30 - 8:30pm - Family Education about Mental Illness This FREE class will include information to help you understand, emphasize, and cope with mental health conditions as well as comes...

Hearts & Homes Ladies Conference


February 25th, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm - The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is gearing up their Spring Event and are bringing back the Women’s Health Conference. It will be an incredible...

Power Over Diabetes


January 11th - February 2nd, 2017 5:30 - 7:00pm - Please Join for a FREE Health Series “Power Over Diabetes” Wednesdays from 6:00pm — 7:00pm (Registration from 5:30 — 6:00 p.m.) South Waco Community Center (2815...

NAMI Homefront


January 31st - December 26th, 2017 - The NAMI Homefront Education Program is for family and friends of Military Service Members and Veterans with mental health conditions.

5 Year Anniversary at the Farmer's Market Event!


November 11th - 12th, 2016 5:00 - 8:00pm - Come help us celebrate our five year anniversary at this special nighttime Market event! There will be the great produce and food vendors you've come...

FREE Health Insurance Education Workshops


November 22nd - December 7th, 2016 - The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to host a series of FREE Health Insurance Workshops for the community. This event is open to...

Seley Park Ribbon Cutting


November 9th - 7th, 2016 - Join in the celebration and opening of Seley Park at the Ribbon Cutting Event on November 9th at 10am.

Santa at the Station!


December 9th - 10th, 2016 1:00 - 4:00pm - Join the Waco Transit System and WIC for Santa at the Station! Get free pics with Santa, free face painting, and free drinks and cookies...

Upcoming - Free Cooking Demonstrations at the Farmer's Market!


October 29th - November 20th, 2016 - Looking for fresh and affordable foods? Visit the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market for some upcoming Cooking Demonstrations with local vendors and chefs! Check out the schedule...

Superhero 5 Mile Run


October 22nd - 23rd, 2016 8:00 - 10:00am - Superhero 5 Mile Run supports Special Olympics Texas – Heart of Texas area. Your participation helps provide year-round sports training and athletic competition, inclusion, and...

A Night On The Farm


October 21st - 23rd, 2016 5:00 - 7:00pm - This event is a farm-to-table dinner under the stars and time to celebrate friends, supporters, and the legacy of the Farm.  Friday and Saturday, October 21st...

2016 Waco Heart Walk


October 22nd - 23rd, 2016 8:00 - 10:00am - On Saturday, October 22, the American Heart Association will be holding their annual Heart Walk at Waco's McLane Stadium.  The festivities will begin at 8 a.m....

Diabetes Prevention Program


August 18th - December 9th, 2016 6:00 - 7:00pm - The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program will begin on Sept. 6th and will meet on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Registration is required. Cost of the 1-year program is...

Free Medical Care Event!


October 1st, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm - Some people are not able to get the medical care they need for themselves or for their families. Let us help you get the care...

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Charity Dinner


September 30th - August 24th, 2016 - Tickets for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Charity Dinner are now available!  When: Sept. 30, 2016 at 6 p.m. Where: Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Auditorium Cost: $15...

Event 6


July 15th, 2016 1:00pm - Aug. 23. MEND is a 10-week program for children ages 7-13 that are above their healthy body weight. It helps the child and their family...

Fitness in the Park


July 9th - June 27th, 2016 10:00 - 10:30pm - Join us for some fun fitness in the park! We will be doing circuit trianing exercises promoting fitness anywhere anytime with no equipment! 

Free Cooking Demonstration at the Farmer's Market


May 21st - 22nd, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm - The first demo will be at 10am and the second demo will be at 12pm.

MEND at the YMCA


May 4th - June 1st, 2016 - What: MEND is a 10-week program for children that are above their healthy body weight. The program meets twice per week and teaches children and...

Enhance Fitness at the YMCA


April 4th - July 22nd, 2016 - This is a 16-week program that helps people with arthritis exercise safely and effectively. Locations include: Waco Family YMCA: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 pm  Doris Miller...



April 12th, 2016 1:00pm - The YMCA and Livestrong have joined together to create a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total...

Walk Across Texas


March 10th - May 8th, 2016 - The McLennan County Walk Across Texas program will begin on March 14 and conclude on May 8.  The Kick-Off will be held on March 10...

Tobacco Cessation Classes


April 13th - December 30th, 2016 - Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can start enjoying the benefits of better health! The dates and times are to be announced once...

Fit for a Cause Kickoff Bash!


April 24th - 25th, 2016 3:00 - 4:30pm - Fit for a Cause is a project to provide fitness activities and opportunities for the Waco community. Come join the kickoff bash April 24th and...

YMCA Healthy Kids Day


April 23rd - 24th, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm - Join in the family fun at this year's YMCA Healthy Kids Day! With lots of fun activities, the family can enjoy a day of healthy...

Mental Health First Aid Certification


April 23rd - 24th, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm - Mental Health First Aid teaches non-mental health professionals how to help someone experiencing a mental health challenge. Come learn the basic understanding of what different mental...

Panel Discussion & Lunch


April 20th - 21st, 2016 12:15 - 1:15pm - Join NAMI Waco for a Panel Discussion and Lunch to discuss the topic of Resolving Conflict Between Mental Health Consumers and Law Enforcement.  Location: Waco McLennan...

Sock it to Diabetes Walk 2016


May 7th - 8th, 2016 7:30 - 10:30am - Help us stop Diabetes! Bring your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors and join for a morning of exercise and healthy living activities at the 2nd Annual...

Healthy Soul Food Cooking Demonstration Event


April 9th - 10th, 2016 11:00 - 3:00am - Enjoy a fun filled day for the entire family on healthy cooking, wellness, nutrition seminars, and professional chef food demos, exercise classes, door prizes and a whole lot...

Heart Health Education for Everyone!


February 12th - 13th, 2016 10:00 - 10:30am - Jeffrey Place Health Care is hosting and Early Heart Attack Care Signs and Symptoms Education Session! Please join them on Friday February 12th 10-10:30am to hear...



January 18th - December 19th, 2016 5:30 - 6:30pm -

Health Expo at the YMCA


October 22nd - November 6th, 2015 5:00 - 7:00pm - Join both YMCA locations for their Health Expo! Activities include free screenings (hearing, vision, blood pressure, glucose, BMI and body fat calculations). HEB will be...

Farmer’s Market Fall Festival


October 13th - 14th, 2015 3:00 - 7:00pm - The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is partnering with the Baylor Campus Kitchen and the Urban Gardening Coalition to host a Fall Festival celebrating the Tuesday...

Charity Dinner for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA


October 2nd - 3rd, 2015 - Join us for a fajita dinner provided by Chuy's, dessert created by the Egg & I, music by Jon Fox and a silent auction. Location: Baylor...

Enhance Fitness at the YMCA


August 17th - December 4th, 2015 - EnhanceFitness is a 16-week program that meets 3 times per week for one hour each class. It is a CDC recognized program designed to help...

FREE HIV Testing, one day only


June 26th, 2015 9:00am - 1:00pm - It's almost that wonderful day! National HIV Testing Day! On June 26th from 9am-1pm the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District will be giving FREE Rapid...

Community Cross Training Event


June 30th, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm - Sign up here for the Heart of Texas Aging and Disability Research Center's Community Cross Training Event! A wonderful opportunity for our community to come together...

Smoke-Free Waco Coalition Meeting


June 3rd, 2015 12:00 - 1:00pm - Come out and support our community's right to 'Breathe Well'. If you are interested in improving the quality of life of all by helping us...

The 2015 4th Annual Waco ISD Family Fest!


August 8th, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm - Parents, mark your calendars for Saturday, August 8th from 9am-noon for the 2015 Waco ISD FAMILY FEST! This back to school event will be held...

MEND: a FREE health program for kids and their parents


June 22nd - August 27th, 2015 6:30 - 8:30pm - Parents: NOW is the time to invest in your child's health. This FREE 10-week program will help you and your child build a healthy life...


New & Improved Nutrition Facts Label


January 26th, 2017 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages with a fresh design that will make it...

The McLennan County Active Living & Healthy Eating Plan


January 5th, 2017 - The plan is being funded through a grant by the Texas Healthy Communities Program at the Texas Department of State Health Services, with the goal...

Waco-McLennan County Trended Health Report 2016


October 5th, 2016 - The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District has constructed this report with the objective of creating a tool that local entities can use to further identify...

Texas Healthy Communities Assessment - Phase 2


September 28th, 2016 - The American obesity epidemic has become a national prevention priority. Underserved communities are particularly vulnerable to obesity-related risks because of barriers to engaging in healthy...

Sodium and the "Silent Killer"


June 7th, 2016 - A lot of people may be confused about sodium. It’s essential for life but too much can really harm our health.. so how much do...

Get Out and Garden Today!


June 6th, 2016 - It's National Garden Day!  Did you know, gardening is considered moderate to high-intensity exercise? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 330...

Donut Worry - National Donut Day includes healthy recipes too!


June 3rd, 2016 - Today is the 78th Annual National Donut Day! Did you know that this day was created in 1938 by The Salvation Army?? The idea originated...

Upcoming - Free Cooking Demonstrations at the Farmer's Market!


May 10th, 2016 - Looking for fresh and affordable foods? Visit the Waco Downtown Farmer's Market for some upcoming Cooking Demonstrations with local vendors and chefs!  Check out the schedule below! **Please...

Veggie Van Schedule Summer 2016


March 29th, 2016 - Introducing the new schedule for the summer at the Veggie Van! What is the Veggie Van? It is a mobile farmer's market that sells fruits, vegetables...

Providence Diabetes Classes


January 25th, 2016 -

What is Prosper Waco?


December 16th, 2015 - Click here to get a glimpse of the community partners and see that the Prosper Waco initiative truly is a community effort!   To visit the Prosper Waco website...

Texas Healthy Communities Assessment - Phase 1


October 12th, 2015 - The American obesity epidemic has become a national prevention priority. Underserved communities are particularly vulnerable to obesity-related risks because of barriers to engaging in healthy...

September is National Preparedness Month!


September 17th, 2015 - At this time, we should turn our attention and efforts towards taking the basic steps of personal preparedness. Every individual and family has unique needs...

Live Well Waco officially adopted by Prosper Waco!


August 10th, 2015 - Live Well Waco has officially been adopted by the Health arm of Prosper Waco and is working to decrease the percentage of Waco-area adults and children...

Waco Smoking Ban Passes Final Vote 5-1!


July 22nd, 2015 - Smoking in bars, restaurants and other enclosed public spaces will be illegal after Jan. 1 under an ordinance the Waco City Council approved Tuesday. Read the...

Good Times Guide to summer fun for the whole family!


June 9th, 2015 - It is summer time! The perfect time to get out with the whole family and have some fun. Staying active is so important because it...

Has poor dietary advice led to our Diabetes epidemic?


June 5th, 2015 - So many people have been told to cut fat from their diets, to reduce the saturated fats down to almost nothing. That may be a...