Author David Byrd will speak to the Christian Writers Workshop at 6 p.m. Feb. 7th at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive.

Founder and CEO of David Byrd Consulting LLC, David is a developer of personal growth behaviors that lead to achievement. He is a master of effective leadership and works with other leaders of organizations worldwide.

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

‘She Sang Freedom’

The Pruit Memorial Symposium Committee and the Baylor University Libraries are excited to announce “She Sang Freedom,” a one-of-a-kind performance featuring artist and storyteller Dr. Tammy Kernodle in celebration of Black History Month.

For her Feb. 8 performance, Kernodle will sing the songs of Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples and Roberta Flack. Several freedom and protest songs will be experienced through live performance and stories.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium and a reception will be held afterward. More information can be found at

Archaeological society

Central Texas Archaeological Society meets Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Mayborn Museum. The public is invited to attend.

Tony Lyle, Cultural Resources Coordinator for the State Parks Region 5, will be the speaker. His program will be “The Archeology of the CCC Camps at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.”

Father/daughter event

The Carleen Bright Arboretum invites fathers and daughters to join us for a night of dinner, dancing and desserts. The Sweet Memories Dance is from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Feb. 9 and tickets are $25 per person. Seating is limited. Call 399-9204 to make reservations or visit

VFD chili dinner

The Bruceville-Eddy Volunteer Fire Department will host a chili dinner from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the fire department, 132 Wilcox Drive, in Eddy.

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

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