The Waco Transit System will have its sixth annual “Santa at the Station” event is from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday in the Waco Transit Administration Building, located behind the main bus terminal at 301 S. Eighth St.

Free face painting will be offered, as will free cookies and drinks. Photos will be posted the week following the event and will be available for free download on the Waco Transit System Facebook page, at

Event attendees should “like” the page to view, download and print their free photos.

Play reading

InSite will present a reading of “The Second Shepherds Play,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday at University Baptist Church, 1701 Dutton Ave.

The reading is a modern adaptation with music of a hilarious 500-year-old nativity play, the kind that Shakespeare might have seen as a boy.

This is a work-in-progress presentation as InSite develops this and other biblical plays from the same era into a full-length production for Christmas next year.

The play is about an hour long and is intended for ages 8 and up. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Visit for more information.

Blood drive

Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center will have a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the Joel Allison Auditorium at the hospital, 100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Dianelle Manalo at 202-4805.

Toys for Tots

Friday is the final day to donate toys for families in need through the Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots program.

Contact the Salvation Army at 756-7271 for drop-off locations.

Meal volunteers

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Holiday Community Meal will start at 2 p.m. Dec. 25 at 300 Webster Ave.

Volunteers can sign up by calling 756-7271.

Animal shelter donations

The Waco Solid Waste Services Cobbs Recycling Center, 2021 N. 44th St., is a drop-off point for items needed by the Waco Animal Shelter.

Recycling Center customers can bring gently used blankets, sheets or towels and new items such as paper towels, bleach, dog and cat food and even dog houses and metal pet dishes. Call the Recycling Center at 751-8536 with questions.

Submit items for Briefly in printed or typed form to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco 76702-2588; fax them to 757-0302; or email information to

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