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Waco-area news briefs - February 13, 2014

Waco-area news briefs - February 13, 2014

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Kiwanis Club of Waco will have its annual chili supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Lakewood Christian Church, 6509 Bosque Blvd.

Tickets cost $7, which will be used to fund various charitable projects.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Bill Mathews at 772-0627 or email

MCC Family Fun Day

McLennan Community College will host Family Fun Day on Saturday at The Highlands gymnasium, 1400 College Drive.

The event will include basketball games by the MCC’s women’s team at 2 p.m., followed by the MCC’s men’s team at 4 p.m.

Admission is free for the event, which will include giveaway items and special concession-stand discounts.

Donations will be accepted to benefit the local Susan G. Komen Foundation affiliate.

For more information, email

FFR adoption special

Fuzzy Friends Rescue, 6321 Airport Road, will have a Valentine’s adoption event from Friday through Feb. 28.

All senior cats or dogs, ages 8 and older, and all those that have resided at the shelter for two or more years can be adopted for $14.

For more information, call 714-2150 or visit

Farmers market

Waco Downtown Farmers Market, 500 S. University Parks Drive, will have its weekly farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The market will include live music from Kerrville folk-rock singer Johann Wagner.

For more information, call 498-8790.

Genealogy workshop

Waco-McLennan County Library and the Central Texas Genealogical Society will present “The Roots That Bind,” a black genealogy workshop, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the West Waco Library and Genealogy Center, 5301 Bosque Blvd.

Keynote speaker Franklin Smith, co-author of “A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage,” will present three programs.

Other presenters will be Vivian Rutherford of the Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild, and Edith Smith, co-author of the series “No Land, Only Slaves!”

Registration is preferred for the free event.

To register, call 750-5945. Day-of-event registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Bulb fundraiser

Historic Waco Foundation’s Earle-Napier-Kinnard House is accepting orders for its annual caladium bulb fundraiser.

Cost is $11 for 10 No. 1 sized red, white or pink bulbs. The bulbs will be available in April.

To place an order, call Carol Frambach at 741-1867 or 848-4177.

Submit items for Briefly in printed or typed form to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco 76702-2588; fax to 757-0302; or email to at least one week before an event. Notices cannot be accepted by phone.


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