The Brazos Theatre will present a murder mystery dinner and dance Dec. 31 at the Hilton Hotel in Waco.

Cost is $125 and includes a three-course meal, live music to ring in the New Year and a champagne toast at midnight.

The murder mystery takes place in 1955. For more information, visit

Holiday Classic golf

The Waco Junior Golf Association will have its annual Holiday Classic at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at Ridgewood Country Club, 7301 Fish Pond Road.

The tour is open to any junior golfer, age 18 and younger.

Age groups for boys and girls are 15-18, 13-14, 11-12, and 10 and younger.

Entry fee is $35 if paid by Dec. 26, or $45 the day of the tournament.

For entry forms and more information, call Bob Ammon at 772-3821 or Ray Lamb at 715-7070.

‘Chasing Coral’ screening

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will screen the documentary “Chasing Coral,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Poppa Rollo’s Pizza, 703 N. Valley Mills Drive.

The film explains the biology and importance of coral reefs and their ongoing destruction by anthropogenic climate change.

The screening and a pizza and salad buffet are free. visit for more information.

MCC closed

McLennan Community College is closed through Jan. 5 for the winter holidays. Online registration for the spring 2018 semester will continue through the break at

Highlander Central in the Enrollment Services Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Jan. 4 and 5.

Waco Rotary Club

State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-Waco, will provide a legislative update at the Waco Rotary Club meeting at noon Monday at the Waco Lions Den, 1716 N. 42nd St.

Lunch is $12. For more information, call 776-2115.

Newcomers meet

Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Waco will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ridgewood Country Club, 7301 Fish Pond Road.

Lunch is $20. For more information, call 836-5170.

Free pet adoptions

Limestone Animal Rescue and Adoption Shelter in Mexia will waive the adoption fee on all pets from Saturday through Jan. 1.

The shelter is at 1517 Highway 171 North in Mexia. For more information, email or call 292-9552.

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 goingson

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