The Central Texas Genealogical Society and the library’s Genealogy Center are sponsoring a live webinar by Dr. Erin Taylor titled “Put Away: Almshouses, Asylums and Institutions in American History, Part I.” The event is free and starts at 7 p.m. Monday at the West Waco Library, 5301 Bosque Blvd.
For more information, call 750-5945.
A forum for Democratic candidates for Texas House of Representatives District 12 and for Precinct 2 McLennan County Commissioner will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Mart Community Center, 800 E. Bowie St.
Candidates Chris Miller, Marianne Arnold, Norman Manning, and Pat Chisolm Miller will speak and be available for a question-and-answer session.
For more information, call 715-1923.
Waco Community Band
The Waco Community Band will give a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Ball Performing Arts Center at McLennan Community College.
For more information, call 299-8283.
Dinner and a movie
The Community Race Relations Coalition will host a dinner and screen “Marshall” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church parish hall, 503 N. 30th St.
Dinner is provided by the coalition board, and donations are accepted. “Marshall” tells the story of a landmark case handled by Thurgood Marshall before he became a Supreme Court Justice. The event is free and open to all, but reservations are required by emailing Jo@welterfamily.org or calling 717-7903.
The Central Texas Literacy Coalition will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Michaelis Academic Center Room 111 at McLennan Community College. Fred Hills will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, call 722-6395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karol Ladd will speak to the Christian Writers Workshop during a workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive.
Ladd is a Baylor University alumna and author of several books. The workshop is free and open to the public.