Baylor University President Linda Livingstone will speak at the Waco Rotary Club meeting at noon Friday at the Waco Lions Den, 1716 N. 42nd St.

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

Kiwanis Seniors

Retired Baylor professor Gayle Avant will be the featured speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Golden Corral Restaurant on Valley Mills Drive.

For more information, call 399-0072.

Creative Minds

The Creative Minds writer’s group will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 10 at the West Waco Library, 5301 Bosque Blvd.

Romance authors Belinda Bass and Nese Lane will present a program titled “Motivating Your Muse.”

Herb Society

The Waco Herb Society will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 13 in the Whitehall Center at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Woodway.

Master gardener Layne Miller will present a program on spring gardening. For more information, call 772-4484.

Watercolor Society

The Central Texas Watercolor Society will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 1624 Wooded Acres Drive.

The program is “Loose, Lively and Lush: Conquering ‘Less is More.’ ”

Gatesville runs

The Gatesville High School Student Council will host its High Energy 5K, 10K and Kids 1K Run on Feb. 24, starting in Faunt Le Roy Park and running throughout downtown Gatesville. All races will have aid stations available, and the 5K and 10K will be timed by Rapid Event timing.

Post-race snacks and water will be provided, and awards will be given.

Runners can sign up at and search “High Energy” in the “Find a Race” field. All 5K and 10K runners registered by Feb. 15 will receive a T-shirt.

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

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