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Learn how to navigate the Waco Transit system with a free training session

“Kick out the cancer”

“Tossin’ Out Cancer,” a benefit for Remi Wissinger, will be held Saturday from 2 to 11 p.m. at the West Fair and Rodeo Grounds, 1110 S. Main St.

Admission is $10 for adults, children under 12 are free.

Remi, 4, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia on January 19.

Two cornhole tournaments, beginner and advanced, begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $30 per person. Registration is available through the Scoreholio app. A horseshoe pitching competition begins at 2 p.m. Admission is $20 per person. Pre-registration is available prior to the event at 1 p.m. or at the Fillin’ Station Bar & Grill, 301 S. Main St.

Several local artists will perform live music, including Bohemian Pirates, Towne Adams, Colton Hawkins and Joey Dvorak, Dillon Lankford, Joe Paris and Jonna Mae, James Hollingsworth and Megan Urby.

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For more information, call 254-717-9002.

Creator camp

An Art Faith and Hope Creators Camp for children ages 5 to 13 will be held July 15-19 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Doris Miller Community Center, 1020 Elm Ave. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., with lunch following at noon.

Cost is $75 per child per week, $60 per child for families of three or more. All art materials are provided.

The camp is designed to provide youth from underserved communities with creative expression while teaching basic art skills. Through hands-on instruction, youth will create individual art projects that speak to them at their artistic level, encourage self-expression, build self-esteem, and promote positive communication skills.

For more information, call 254-750-1956.

Transit training

Waco Transit System, 301 S. Eighth St., is offering a free travel training program on July 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. and the third Wednesday of each month to help individuals effectively navigate the transportation system. The main goal is to empower individuals, particularly those with disabilities or seniors, to use public transportation independently, increasing their confidence and mobility in the community.

To register or for more information about specific offerings, schedules and the registration process, call 254-750-1900.

Urban REAP Discovery

Urban REAP, 1509 N. 15th St., offers a “Nature Box” discovery activity on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants learn how to enhance materials to create a “treasure trove of natural beauty.”

Discovery Activities are free, family-friendly DIY activities offered during the second week of each month. Materials are available during opening hours and staff are happy to answer questions if needed.

Relaxation Sunday

Church Under the Bridge will hold its annual Recovery Sunday service on July 14 at 10:30 a.m. under the Interstate 35 bridge at Fourth Street.

The service will be dedicated to those who have overcome various addictions, including alcohol, drugs, pornography and other problems. All are welcome. Parking is requested at Baylor University’s Hurd Welcome Center, 901 S. University Parks Drive.

“Finding Nemo” at the zoo

Cameron Park Zoo, 1701 N. Fourth St., will show “Finding Nemo” on Friday during a Cinema Safari from 7 to 10 p.m.

Admission is $5. There will be an animal encounter from 7 to 8:30 a.m., followed by an outdoor performance on the zoo’s lawns. Visitors are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Tickets are available in advance at Genco Federal Credit Union or at the box office.

CAST for children

A CAST for Kids Waco fishing event for children with special needs will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at McLane Stadium, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Registration is open to participants, but volunteers are needed.

The free event is accessible to children with all disabilities and their families and features food, drinks, the thrill of fishing and more in a fun atmosphere.

Rods and reels, bait, tackle and other fishing equipment are provided. Experts will also help you with attaching the bait to the hook, casting, removing the fish from the hook, moral support, etc.

Volunteers are needed for registration, serving food and drinks, and assisting with fishing. For more information on how to participate or volunteer, visit castforkids.org/event/waco or call Ashley Salome at 254-717-6895.

Calligraphy Guild

The Waco Calligraphy Guild meets Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 800 N. New Road.

Angie Vangalis presents a program demonstrating the basic strokes of the cursive calligraphy hand.

Voluntary clean-up work

Keep Waco Beautiful is looking for volunteers for two cleanups this month and two more in September.

  • A river cleanup will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Waco Paddle Co., 200 S. University Parks Drive.
  • A Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard cleanup will take place on July 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the boat ramp at Brazos Park East, 3516 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • On September 28, a cleanup event will take place at Lake Waco at Flat Rock Park, 6301 Flat Rock Road, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is being held in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Group W Bench Litter Patrol.
  • A pre-Ironman river cleanup and water testing event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on September 28 at Waco Paddle Co., 200 S. University Parks Drive.

Registration is required to volunteer. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, visit keepwacobeautiful.org/volunteer.

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