“Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers” is a program that helps to reduce stress, anxiety & depression and improves quality of life for those caring for loved ones. This program, with a proven track record of success in helping family caregivers to better cope, is available free of charge to family caregivers with loved ones who have chronic conditions or illnesses.

Classes meet 90 minutes per week for nine weeks with two trained facilitators in a small group setting (six to eight caregivers). Classes begin Jan. 15 at Providence Hospice Headquarters, 6700 Sanger Ave. To register, call 292-1857.

CHS blood drive

Crawford High School is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, at 200 Pirate Drive in the library.

For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Kirk Allen at 486-2381.

Herbicide training

The Texas Department of Agriculture will require special training in 2018 for new auxin herbicides applied under a Section 3 approval on dicamba-tolerant and 2,4-D-tolerant cotton.

To meet this requirement, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in McLennan and Hill counties will host a training Wednesday at the Extraco Events Center in the General Exhibits Building, 4601 Bosque Boulevard.

The programs will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. There will be no registration fee. Each class will provide one TDA continuing education unit on laws and regulations.

For more information, call 757-5180.

Civil rights event

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Gamma Upsilon Chapter will host its annual Commission on Civil Rights on Thursday at the East Branch Library at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s topic is “Minimum Force Necessary — Ending Police Brutality.” Mr. Nelson Linder, radio talk host and president of the Austin NAACP, is the speaker. The public is invited to attend. For additional information, call 733-5261.

Calligraphy guild

Waco Calligraphy Guild meets Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 800 New Road.

Becca Cassady will present step-by-step instructions on how to complement and emphasize lettering using watercolor wreaths.

Call 848-4165 for more information.

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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