Kids in the Kitchen will be decorating gingerbread houses this December at the Greater Waco YMCA, 6800 Harvey Drive. Ages 6-12 will meet from 5:30-6:30pm December 2nd, and ages 3-6 will meet from 5:30-6:30pm December 9th. The cost is $20 for YMCA members and $30 for others. Registration ends one week before class.
For more information, email Crystal Hernandez at [email protected], or call 254-776-6612.
Food manager category
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, McLennan County and McLennan Continuous Education Department is offering a Professional Food Manager Certification course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. December 5-12 at its McLennan County Extension office, 4224 Cobbs Drive.
The deadline for registration is Tuesday.
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The cost is $125, which includes training, materials, and the ServSafe National Food Manager certification exam.
To reserve a spot, call 254-757-5180.
Cameron Park Zoo lights
Cameron Park Zoo, 1701 North Fourth Street, will feature Wild Lights, a display of holiday lights, from Friday through December 31, except for Christmas and Christmas Day. The show will be open from 6-9pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 6-10pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Visits with Santa will be available through December 23.
General admission tickets are $15 for ages 13 and up, $12 for ages 3-12, and kids 2 and under are allowed free. Zoo members receive a discounted rate.
For more information, email [email protected]
Food giveaways on Friday
Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church, in partnership with Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry, will be giving away the gift of groceries from 10-11 a.m. Friday at 2625 S. 18th St.
The giveaway includes meat, dry goods, preserves, produce, and beverages.
For more information, call 254-722-7429.
FC Baylor will host McLane Stadium, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. , a charity social shopping event at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays.
The fundraiser will benefit Isaiah 117 House, which aims to provide support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care.
Tickets are $10, available at events.golfstatus.com.
The City of Bellmead will hold its annual Christmas parade and tree lighting on December 1.
The tree lighting, with cocoa and cookies provided, will begin at 6 p.m. in front of the Municipal Courthouse at 3017 Bellmead Drive, and the parade will begin at 7.
Send printed items to Brief, PO Box 2588, Waco, 76702-2588; or email [email protected]