A fundraiser is scheduled for Feb. 18 at the Bellmead Civic Center for Josh Stone, who is battling carcinoid cancer.

Stone, a La Vega High School graduate and master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, faces medical expenses to treat his cancer after failing to respond to traditional chemotherapy and radiation.

The fundraiser is from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature a barbecue meal, silent auction and live music. To donate items to the silent auction, call Taryn Smith at 817-907-6333 or Taryn.smith@238@gmail.com.

BEVFD fundraiser

The Bruceville-Eddy Volunteer Fire Department hosts a chili dinner Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire department, 132 Wilcox Drive, in Bruceville-Eddy.

Tickets are $8 each. For more information, call 315-1159.

Rotary Club meeting

Col. Hank Perry, garrison commander at Fort Hood, is the speaker at the Monday meeting of the Waco Rotary Club.

The club meets at noon at Waco Lions Den, 1716 N. 42nd St. Lunch is $12. Call 776-2115 for more information.

Writers workshop

Charles Dixon will provide tips on interviewing to the Christian Writers Workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive.

In compiling a biography of First Baptist Woodway’s longtime pastor, the Rev. Mike Toby, Dixon has interviewed numerous people and will share what he has learned about interviewing techniques and preparation.

The workshop, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Midway art reception

A reception celebrating an exhibition of fine art by Midway ISD art teachers is Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Midway High School Theater entrance gallery, 8200 Mars Drive.

The work will highlight the diverse talent and scope of personal work from Midway ISD K-12 art teachers.

For more information about the exhibit or reception, call 761-5610.

Diabetes management

The Area Agency on Aging hosts a diabetes self-management class beginning Feb. 16 at the Windmill Cafe, 1604 W. Ninth St. in Clifton.

The class meets from 2 to 4:30 p.m. each Friday through March 23.

Early registration is required by calling 292-1857.

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

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