Sunday, June 24, 2012

Waco Planting Tips for Late June, Early July

  • The first week of July is the last chance to plant okra, luffa, and peanuts.

  • Transplants of Tomatoes and Peppers should be planted no later than July 4th.

  • Plant pumpkins now through early July for Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns.

  • There are many other herbs and vegetables you can plant this month!  Find out what you can plant HERE.

(I found these tips in the book Month to Month Gardening in Texas).

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

    Waco Vacation Bible School Directory

    Vacation Bible School can be a fun summer activity for kids, where they get to play games and do crafts while learning more about Jesus.  There are many VBS programs going on in Waco and nearby areas this summer.  I'm making up a list...and I'm not finished, but since some of these start this week, I wanted to get them posted  (I'll have more listed for late June, July and August soon!).

    There's more listed here (they list summer missions programs too), but they only list the church name and dates, and I can't find more info on a lot of these.  Also, you can learn more about many of the VBS themes here.

    JUNE

    Highland Baptist Church
    Theme: Gold Rush
    Ages:  Pre-school (Age 4) though 5th Grade
    Dates:  June 4 - 8
    Time: 9:30 am - noon
    Location: Waco
    More Info Here 


    Columbus Avenue Baptist Church
    Theme:  Amazing Wonders Aviation

    Ages:  Kindergarten (completed) though 6th Grade
    Dates:  June 11 - 15
    Time: 9:00 am - noon
    Location: Waco
    More Info Here


    First Baptist Church Woodway
    Theme:  Praise

    Ages:  ?
    Dates:  June 11 - 15
    Time: 9:00 am - noon
    Location: Woodway
    More Info Here


    Dayspring Baptist Church
    Theme: Galilee By the Sea
    Ages: Pre-K though 6th Grade
    Dates: June 18-22
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
    Location:  Waco  (see map)
    Contact Tiffani at tiffani@ourdayspring.org for more info.
    Register Online Here


    Community Fellowship Church
    Theme:  Sky
    Ages: 4 - 12
    Dates: June 18-22
    Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
    Location:  Waco
    More Info Here


    First Baptist Church of Waco 
    Theme: Babylon (Story of Daniel)
    Dates: June 18 - 22
    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Waco, TX,
    More Info Here


    Trinity Lutheran Church at Badger Ranch
    Theme: Sky
    Ages: Age 3 - Grade 5
    Dates: June 23 - 29
    Times:  (Light supper served before VBS each night at 5:45 pm)
    VBS Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Woodway
    More Info Here 



    Woodway United Methodist Church
    Theme: Overboard
    Ages: ?
    Dates: June 24 - 28
    Time: 6:00 - 8:15 pm
    Location: Woodway
    More Info Here


    Emanuel Baptist Church
    Theme: Amazing Wonders
    Ages:  Nursery to 6th grade
    Dates:  June 24 - 28
    Time: Not Stated
    Location: Waco
    More Info Here


    Alliance Bible Church
    Theme: Operation Space
    Ages:  ?
    Dates:  June 25 - 29
    Time: 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm
    Location: Waco
    More Info Here


    First Baptist Church of Gholson
    Theme: Amazing Wonders
    Ages:  Pre-Kindergarten to 6th grade
    Dates:  June 25 - 29
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Waco
    More Info Here


    La Vega Community Church
    Theme: Praise
    Ages: 4 years old - 6th Grade
    Dates: June 25 - 29
    Time: 6:00 - 8:15 pm
    Location: Woodway
    More Info Here


    St. Louis Catholic Church
    Theme: Sky
    Ages:  Pre-school (Age 4) though 5th Grade
    Dates:  June 25 - 29
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Location: Waco
    More Info Here


    JULY



    First Baptist Church McGregor
    Theme: Space Quest
    Ages:  Not Stated
    Dates:  July 8 - 13
    Time: 6:15-8:30 p.m
    Location:  McGregor
    More Info Here


    St. Jerome Catholic Church
    Theme: Operation Overboard
    Ages:  Not Stated
    Dates:  July 8 - 13
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Location:  Waco
    More Info Here


    Western Heights Baptist Church
    Theme: Amazing Wonders
    Ages:  ages 4 - completed 6th grade
    Dates:  July 8 - 13
    Time: 9:00 am - noon
    Location:  Waco
    More Info Here


    Cogdell Memorial United Methodist Church
    Theme: Operation Overboard
    Ages:  Not Stated
    Dates:  July 15 - 19
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Location:  Waco
    More Info Here


    Peace Lutheran Church
    Theme: Amazing Desert Journey
    Ages:  Not Stated
    Dates:  July 15 - 19
    Time:
       Kick Off Carnival:  July 15, ( 4:00  - 5:50 pm)
       VBS:   6:00 - 8:15 pm
    Location:  Hewitt
    More Info Here


    Brazos Meadows Baptist Church
    (Location:  Castleman Creek Elementary)
    Theme: Unknown
    Ages:  Completed KG - 6th Grade
    Dates:  July 16 - 19
    Time: Not Yet Set
    Location:  Waco
    More Info Here 


    Second Baptist Church - Woodway
    Theme: Rockadilly
    Ages: Age 5 - grade 5
    Dates:  July 16 - 19
    Time: 9:00 am - Noon
    Family Night June 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Woodway
    More Info Here 


    Central Presbyterian Church
    Theme: Living Waters for the World
    Ages:  Entering KG - 6th Grade
    Dates:  July 23 - 26
    Time: 9:00 am - Noon
    Location:  Waco
    More Info Here








    If you would like your church's VBS added, please let me know.


    And here's a great article by another Waco Mom about VBS


    Friday, June 1, 2012

    GARDENING TIP: Time to Plant Pumpkins!


    Yep, that's right! Pumpkins! If you want to have mature pumpkins in time for Halloween, you need to start planting them now! Pumpkins take three to four months to mature, so you want to plant from June to early July, depending on the variety you're planting and how big you want your pumpkin (the longer they grow, the bigger they get!).  Learn more about planting pumpkins here.