Mission Waco’s 56-bed homeless shelter, called My Brother’s Keeper, located at 1217 Mary Ave., is open for adult males and females without cost during the approaching cold weather. Residents are requested to register at the Meyer Center, 1226 Washington Ave., during the day, and check in by 6:30 p.m.

However, due to the extreme cold, check-in is extended at the shelter itself until 10 p.m. to be sure everyone has a safe place. In case of filled bed-capacity, additional mattresses will be secured.

Axtell blood drive

Fighting with Cam is hosting a blood drive from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 270 Seley Drive in the Axtell Community Center.

For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Tammie Garland at 709-2858.

New Year’s Eve dance

The Waco Hispanic Museum in sponsoring a New Year’s Eve dance, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Mutualista Hall, 2214 S. 15th St.

Admission is $10. Tejano Crossroad Band will perform, along with Conjunto Villarrial, featuring Moses Villarrial.

Kiwanis Club

Historical writer Jayme Blaschke, will present a program on his book “Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch” at the Wednesday meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors.

The club meets at Golden Corral restaurant on Valley Mills Drive from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

For more information, email rrood@mygrande.net.

Raffle tickets

The Waco Euterpean Music Club is selling raffle tickets for its 2018 Dessert Raffle. The drawing will be Feb. 3.

Tickets cost $1 each or six tickets for $5. The winners gets a dessert serving eight to 12 people, delivered each month for a year. The money from the raffle goes to its scholarship fund. Contact Pat Retzlaff at 235-1354.

Tree recycling

Keep Waco Beautiful, in partnership with the Waco parks and recreation department, is having its annual Chipping of the Green Christmas tree recycling on Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the parking lot of Paul Tyson field. Anyone, regardless of their city of residence, can recycle their tree there.

Trib offices closed

The Waco Tribune-Herald offices will be closed Monday in observance of New Year’s Day. Office hours resume Tuesday at 8 a.m.

The Trib’s publication schedule will not change due to the holiday.

Submit items in printed or typed form to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco 76702-2588; fax to 757-0302; or email items to goingson@wacotrib.com.

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