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August 1 – Bledsoe Miller Community Center Annual Carnival and Step Show

August 1 – Bledsoe Miller Community Center Annual Carnival and Step Show

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

August 1 - Bledsoe Miller Community Center Annual Carnival and Step Show – Enjoy a morning of fun for the kids, including a bounce house, step show, pony rides, and concessions. The carnival will last from 10 am to 3 pm. COST is $3 per child 5 years and up. LOCATION: Bledsoe Miller Community Center, 300 Martin Luther […]

August 1 – Bag Lady Luncheon Benefitting Humane Society

August 1 – Bag Lady Luncheon Benefitting Humane Society

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bag Lady Luncheon Benefiting Humane Society – Need a new purse? Like going to auctions? Come enjoy lunch and participate in silent and audible auctions of designer purses. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Humane Society of Central Texas. Lunch will be from 11 am to 1 pm in the Brazos Room of the Waco […]

(CANCELLED) – Free Legal Advice for U.S. Veterans and their spouses

(CANCELLED) – Free Legal Advice for U.S. Veterans and their spouses

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

August 1 – Free Legal Advice for U.S. Veterans and their spouses – Need help with legal issues: Divorce or Custody, Child Support, Bankruptcy, Consumer Issues, Wills and Estate Planning, Landlord/Tenant Problems, Probate and Guardianship, Foreclosure, Social Security/SSI? Veteran’s legal clinic, sponsored by the Baylor Law School Veteran’s Clinic will be held from 1- 4 PM […]

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August 2 – Mission Waco Resource Fair: School Supplies for Low-Income Families

August 2 – Mission Waco Resource Fair: School Supplies for Low-Income Families

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August 2 – Mission Waco Resource Fair: School Supplies for Low-Income Families– Mission Waco’s annual resource air consists of a 45-minute presentation informing parents of more ways to help their children. When parents attend this session, then they receive free school supplies for their children. LOCATION: Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th Street. For more information […]

August 2 – Fundraising Concert for Waco Hispanic Museum

August 2 – Fundraising Concert for Waco Hispanic Museum

August 2 @ 6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Fundraising Concert for Waco Hispanic Museum –Come enjoy an evening of classic country, classic soft rock, norteno and conjunto music. The proceeds will go toward the construction of a new museum in Waco about Hispanic culture in Central Texas. The concert will be at Mutualista Hall, 2214 S. 15th St. Doors open at 6:30 pm […]

August 2 – Christian Women’s Job Corps Volunteer Training

August 2 – Christian Women’s Job Corps Volunteer Training

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

August 2 – Christian Women’s Job Corps Volunteer Training - Want to empower women in Waco? Are you passionate about fostering spiritual, personal, and professional growth in your community? If so, you don’t want to miss out on theChristian Women’s Job Corps volunteer training. Training is free and will last from 9 am to 1 pm. LOCATION: […]

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August 11 – NAMI Connections Support Group

August 11 – NAMI Connections Support Group

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

August 11 – NAMI Connections Support Group -NAMI Waco is offering a recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each other’s experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. Groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. […]

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August 5 – Disruptive, Destructive & Disengaged: How to Handle Tough Kids Workshop

August 5 – Disruptive, Destructive & Disengaged: How to Handle Tough Kids Workshop

August 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Disruptive, Destructive & Disengaged: How to Handle Tough Kids Workshop – This workshop, offered by the Center for Learning & Development, allows teachers to complete 6 hours of state-certified Continuing Education Credits. The workshop will last from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. LOCATION: American Plaza Building, 200 W. Highway 6, Suite 503. COST: $79.00 – Usually […]

August 5 – First Day of Waco CDC Financial Literacy Class in Spanish

August 5 – First Day of Waco CDC Financial Literacy Class in Spanish

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Day of Waco CDC Financial Literacy Class in Spanish –  Waco CDC is offering its first financial literacy class in Spanish! This is a six-week course on personal and family finance led by Dr. Baltazar Acevedo Jr. The classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6 pm to 8 pm. Classes will take place on the […]

August 5 – NeighborhoodWorks Waco Financial Fitness Workshop

August 5 – NeighborhoodWorks Waco Financial Fitness Workshop

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

NeighborhoodWorks Waco Financial Fitness  Workshop – NeighborhoodWorks Waco is here to help you learn the basics of budgeting, credit, investing, credit cards, and saving. TIME: 6 PM-8:30 PM. LOCATION: NeighborhoodWorks Waco Office, 922 Franklin Ave. For more information and to RSVP call 254-752-1647 or emailpmartin@nw-waco.org. <Flyer>

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August 6 – West Job Fair

August 6 – West Job Fair

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

August 6 – West Job Fair – This FREE job fair is hosted by the West, TX Foundation. It is open to all employers and applicants. TIME: 2 PM-5 PM. LOCATION: West Community Center, 205 Tokio Road, West, TX. For more information, email Katherine_Leslie1@baylor.edu.

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August 7 thru 8 – “Buzz” The Musical

August 7 thru 8 – “Buzz” The Musical

August 7 @ 5:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm

August 7 thru 8 – “Buzz” The Musical - Come see the Therapy Center Stageperformance of “Buzz,” an anti-bullying musical for children. The performance dates will be on the evening of Thursday, August 7th, and in the afternoon of Friday, August 8th at the Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th Street. For more information call  (254) 772-8055. More […]

August 7 – New Financial Literacy classes starting at Waco Community Development Corporation

August 7 – New Financial Literacy classes starting at Waco Community Development Corporation

August 7 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

August 7 – New Financial Literacy classes starting at Waco Community Development Corporation – Want to learn to manage your money wisely and make the most of your financial resources? Waco Community Development Corporation (Waco CDC) offers financial literacy classes and best of all they are free. Class meets for six Thursday evenings: Aug 7th, 14th, […]

August 7 – Veterans One Stop Community Coalition Meeting

August 7 – Veterans One Stop Community Coalition Meeting

August 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

August 7 – Veterans One Stop Community Coalition Meeting – The Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop, the Military Veteran Peer Network and the McLennan County Veteran Service Office is hosting this meeting from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center’s auditorium, located at 110 S. 12th Street. For more […]

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August 7 thru 8 – “Buzz” The Musical

August 7 thru 8 – “Buzz” The Musical

August 7 @ 5:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm

August 7 thru 8 – “Buzz” The Musical - Come see the Therapy Center Stageperformance of “Buzz,” an anti-bullying musical for children. The performance dates will be on the evening of Thursday, August 7th, and in the afternoon of Friday, August 8th at the Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th Street. For more information call  (254) 772-8055. More […]

August 8 – Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

August 8 – Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

August 8

August 8 – Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive – Come support Communities in Schools on Tax-Free Day! CIS will be collecting school supplies to donate to 29 Heart of Texas campuses. The drive will be at Walmart, 4320 Franklin Drive, from 8 am to 3 pm. For more information call 254-753-6002, Ext. 219 or email vhummel@cis-hot.org.

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August 9 – Big Brothers Big Sisters Clay Shoot

August 9 – Big Brothers Big Sisters Clay Shoot

August 9 @ 9:00 am

August 9 – Big Brothers Big Sisters Clay Shoot – Waco Skeet and Trap Club hosts this Clay Shoot event. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mclennan County. Registration is $100 for an individual and teams are welcome. A raffle, silent auction, breakfast, lunch ammo and clays are all included in the registration fee. […]

August 9 – Genealogy Beginners Class

August 9 – Genealogy Beginners Class

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Genealogy Beginners Class -Central Texas Genealogical Society (CTGS) instructor, Norma Cannata will teach this FREE class at the West Waco Library & Genealogy Center Meeting Room, 5301 Bosque Blvd. All are welcome to come. The class will last from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. If you’d like to come early, doors open at 10 am. For more […]

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August 11 – Auditions for Children’s Production of “Treasure Island”

August 11 – Auditions for Children’s Production of “Treasure Island”

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August 11 – Auditions for Children’s Production of “Treasure Island” -  Children of all ages are welcome to audition for the show. Auditions take place at 10 am. No preparation or previous experience required. The show will take place on August 16 at 3 pm and 6 pm. Prior to the performance, there will be a […]

August 11 thru 15 – Project A.S.P.I.R.E .camp for Middle School students

August 11 thru 15 – Project A.S.P.I.R.E .camp for Middle School students

August 11

NeighborWorks Waco and Project A.S.P.I.R.E are having another summer camp! The camp will focus on total health, ranging from physical and financial, to mental and social. The camp will feature field trips, fun games, and avariety of guest speakers! Camp ASPIRE is completely free and participants who attend all 5 days receive a special prize for attending! […]

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August 15 – Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition monthly meeting

August 15 – Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition monthly meeting

August 15 @ 11:45 am

Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition monthly meeting – The HOTHC was formed to promote, support, and develop rehabilitation services, resources, and treatment programs for persons who are homeless in the Heart of Texas Region. The Coalition meets monthly, usually on the third Friday of the month at 11:45. This month we will be meeting at The […]

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Production of “Treasure Island” by Missoula Children’s Theatre

Production of “Treasure Island” by Missoula Children’s Theatre

August 16

August 16 – Production of “Treasure Island” by Missoula Children’s Theatre - Come Support young actors and enjoy Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale! There will be two performances: one at 3 pm and one at 6 pm. The performance will take place at the Waco Civic Theatre, 1517 Lake Air Drive. COST: $5-7. Order tickets here or call […]

August 16 – Free Food, Entertainment, and Giveaways at Back to School Bash 2014

August 16 – Free Food, Entertainment, and Giveaways at Back to School Bash 2014

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

August 16 – Free Food, Entertainment, and Giveaways at Back to School Bash 2014 – Over 20 social service agencies in Waco, along with the fire department and the police department will be hosting an afternoon of free educational information, free food, fun family activities, vision screening, free, haircuts, ministry, and free entertainment. The first 150 children […]

August 16 – Waco Community Development Corporation Skeet Shoot Fundraiser

August 16 – Waco Community Development Corporation Skeet Shoot Fundraiser

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

August 16 – Waco Community Development Corporation Skeet Shoot Fundraiser - Join Waco Community Development for the 2nd Annual Pinnacle Open: Hitting the Target for Others fundraiser featuring 2013 Collegiate World Skeet Shooting Champion Josh Poole. The skeet shoot will last from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Waco Gun Club, 7209 Karl May Drive. Cost is $75.00 […]

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Faith & Fundraising Course

Faith & Fundraising Course

August 19 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 5:00 pm

Faith & Fundraising Course A fundraising course designed for congregations and faith-based organizations AUGUST 19-21, 2014 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM daily NCAA HALL OF CHAMPIONS 700 S Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204  TAKE-AWAYS FROM THIS COURSE INCLUDE: Learn the six elements of fundraising Explore the role of pastoral leadership, theological integrity, and organizational transparency Create a culture […]

August 19 – Centex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon

August 19 – Centex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

August 19 – Centex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon – Time: Noon – 1:00 PM. LOCATION: Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Banquet Hall, 915 LaSalle Ave. For more information call (254) 754-7111

August 19 – NAMI Waco Lunch & Learn

August 19 – NAMI Waco Lunch & Learn

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NAMI Waco Lunch & Learn - Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), this week’s session of Lunch & Learn, is about Ethics in Mental Health with speaker Dana LaFayette. RSVP is required because of limited space and to plan for lunch. TIME: 12 PM-1 PM. LOCATION: Providence Hospital Classroom 4 and 4, 6901 […]

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Faith & Fundraising Course

Faith & Fundraising Course

August 19 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 5:00 pm

Faith & Fundraising Course A fundraising course designed for congregations and faith-based organizations AUGUST 19-21, 2014 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM daily NCAA HALL OF CHAMPIONS 700 S Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204  TAKE-AWAYS FROM THIS COURSE INCLUDE: Learn the six elements of fundraising Explore the role of pastoral leadership, theological integrity, and organizational transparency Create a culture […]

August 20 – NAMI Waco Lunch & Learn

August 20 – NAMI Waco Lunch & Learn

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NAMI Waco Lunch & Learn - Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), this week’s session of Lunch & Learn, is about Ethics in Mental Health with speaker Dana LaFayette. RSVP is required because of limited space and to plan for lunch. TIME: 12 PM-1 PM. LOCATION: Cenikor, 3015 Herring Ave. COST: CEU’s $10 and […]

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Faith & Fundraising Course

Faith & Fundraising Course

August 19 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 5:00 pm

Faith & Fundraising Course A fundraising course designed for congregations and faith-based organizations AUGUST 19-21, 2014 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM daily NCAA HALL OF CHAMPIONS 700 S Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204  TAKE-AWAYS FROM THIS COURSE INCLUDE: Learn the six elements of fundraising Explore the role of pastoral leadership, theological integrity, and organizational transparency Create a culture […]

August 21 – Connect-a-Vet Job Fair

August 21 – Connect-a-Vet Job Fair

August 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Connect-a-Vet Job Fair – We are expecting at least 12 booths of potential employers! Time: 8:30 AM to noon. Location: McLennan Community College Campus, Community Services Center, Rooms E233&234. For more information call Candice or Karen at 299-8577 or email Candice Lovell at clovell@mclennan.edu. <Map>

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August 22 – Northwest Waco Rotary Club annual “Beach Party” fundraiser

August 22 – Northwest Waco Rotary Club annual “Beach Party” fundraiser

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Northwest Waco Rotary Club annual “Beach Party” fundraiser  Time: 7 to 11:30 p.m. Location: Knox Hall in the Texas Ranger Museum, 100 Texas Ranger Trail. Cost: $30.  The evening will feature music by the Morticians, dinner from Vitek’s and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Texas State Technical College and McLennan Community College scholarships and other […]

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August 23 – Care Net Volunteer Training

August 23 – Care Net Volunteer Training

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Care Net Volunteer Training – This half-day volunteer training will give you the tools you need to positively impact the lives of the women and children that come to Care Net for support. Some volunteer positions are: crisis counselor, spiritual counselor, office assistant, sonographer, baby store staff, and data entry. Training will take place from 9 am to […]

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August 25 – NAMI Volunteer info session

August 25 – NAMI Volunteer info session

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NAMI Volunteer info session – The National Alliance on Mental Illness could use some help! Come to Volunteer orientation to learn how just a little of your time can make a huge difference. Time: 6 – 7 pm. Location: Providence Hospital, 6901 Medical Pkwy, Classroom #5. For more information emailnamiwaco@gmail.com  or call 254.297.7107.

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August 26 – Alzheimer’s Caregiver education

August 26 – Alzheimer’s Caregiver education

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Alzheimer’s Caregiver education – The Alzheimer’s Association  is presenting a FREE educational series for family caregivers. This series will provide practical skills that can help caregivers be better prepared to meet the ever-changing challenges that accompany their loved ones’ disease progression. Guest speaker Howard Gruetzner M.Ed., LPC will present “The Experience of Grief: Persons with […]

August 26 – FREE: Trends in Grant Awards – Which Organizations Win Over $100,000 in Grant Awards

August 26 – FREE: Trends in Grant Awards – Which Organizations Win Over $100,000 in Grant Awards

August 26 @ 1:00 pm

FREE: Trends in Grant Awards – Which Organizations Win Over $100,000 in Grant Awards (NEW) Why does it matter? Well, if we can understand and define the demographic and grantseeking strategy characteristics of organizations that receive $100,000 or more in annual awards, we can then compare these characteristics with those of our own organizations. In […]

August 26 – Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk Steering Committee meeting

August 26 – Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk Steering Committee meeting

August 26 @ 5:30 pm

August 26 -  Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk Steering Committee meeting – Want to help plan The 2014 CROP Hunger walk? Join the steering committee! Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Seeds of Hope office, 602 James (On the campus of 7th and James Baptist Church). Call Katie Cook at 254-755-7745 or email seedseditor@clearwire.net for more information, including directions to the […]

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August 28 – Association of Fundraising Professionals August Meeting: Multi-Generational Donor Panel

August 28 – Association of Fundraising Professionals August Meeting: Multi-Generational Donor Panel

August 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Association of Fundraising Professionals August Meeting: Multi-Generational Donor Panel – What do donors expect and desire from a nonprofit organization? Join us for this interactive panel of donors from various backgrounds and age groups. Find out how they like to be contacted, what they like about visiting with fundraising professionals, and what they do not like! […]

August 28 – Free webinar on Cloud Migration Planning, Community IT Innovators

August 28 – Free webinar on Cloud Migration Planning, Community IT Innovators

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We have a few spots left for the free webinar on Cloud Migration Planning on Thursday, August 28th from 4-5 pm EST.  A full description is below. Cloud Migration Planning Date: August 28, 2014 Time: 4-5pm EST
 (3-4 pm CST) Cost: FREE Register Here Cloud Based Technology has become a significant part of any organization’s IT solution.  There are a growing number […]

August 28 – Habitat for Humanity Application Information Meeting (Spanish)

August 28 – Habitat for Humanity Application Information Meeting (Spanish)

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August 28 – Habitat for Humanity Application Information Meeting (Spanish) – Time: 7 PM – 8 PM. Location: Waco Habitat Office, 220 N. 11th Street. At this meeting, you will hear information about our program and have an opportunity to ask questions about your eligibility with a staff member. You will also receive a list of […]

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August 29 – Last Day to nominate someone for the LeadershipPlenty Institute

August 29 – Last Day to nominate someone for the LeadershipPlenty Institute

August 29 @ 5:00 pm

Last Day to nominate someone for the LeadershipPlenty® Institute – TheLeadershipPlenty Institute (LPI) Waco, now in its fourth year, is a leadership training program sponsored byToday’s Action Tomorrow’s Leaders (TATL) that specifically targets people with a passion and interest in the continued development of our community.  LPI utilizes a nationally recognized curriculum designed to enable individuals […]

August 29 – Opening Reception Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring

August 29 – Opening Reception Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum presents Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring from August 29th to January 11th. The exhibit features over 20 works of art by the 2007 State of Texas Artist. Mr. Herring is a master at capturing the American West. These works are available for purchase and 40% of […]

August 29 – TRHFM Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring Opening Reception

August 29 – TRHFM Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring Opening Reception

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

TRHFM Texas Roots: The Art of Lee Herring Opening Reception – Join the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum for Lee Herring’s art exhibit which will be open from August 29th to January 11th. You are invited to join us for the opening reception from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Refreshments will be served. For more information, […]

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August 30 – Central Texas Showdown Bodybuilding Contest

August 30 – Central Texas Showdown Bodybuilding Contest

August 30

Central Texas Showdown Bodybuilding Contest- Come to the Convention Center, and watch a mix of bodybuilding and fitness events. Bring two non-perishable food items to the event and receive $5 off admission. Food items will be donated to Caritas of Waco. Price for the Day Expo is $20. Evening Bodybuilding Finals events general seats cost […]

August 30 – Homebuyer Education at Waco Community Development Corporation (Waco CDC)

August 30 – Homebuyer Education at Waco Community Development Corporation (Waco CDC)

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

August 30 – Homebuyer Education at Waco Community Development Corporation (Waco CDC) – Homebuyer Education is required by a lot of lenders for buying a home. Waco CDC offers these classes for anyone and best of all they are free. They even do a field trip to an existing house to look at some home maintenance […]

August 30 – Homebuyer Education at Waco Community Development Corporation (Waco CDC)

August 30 – Homebuyer Education at Waco Community Development Corporation (Waco CDC)

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Homebuyer Education at Waco Community Development Corporation (Waco CDC) – Homebuyer Education is required by a lot of lenders for buying a home. Waco CDC offers these classes for anyone and best of all they are free. They even do a field trip to an existing house to look at some home maintenance items. Time: 1 […]

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