Professional genealogist Ari Wilkins will present a workshop titled “The Roots That Bind,” Feb. 10 at the East Waco Library, 901 Elm Ave.

The event is sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society and the West Waco Genealogy Center. The workshop is from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is free.

For more information, call 750-5945.

GriefShare program

Peace Lutheran Church, 9301 Panther Way in Hewitt, begins a GriefShare program Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the public education room. The program will meet each Tuesday through April 17. Contact Becky Ritz for more information at 857-9794 or email at

‘Into the Woods JR.’

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. “Into the Woods JR.” features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

The performances take place at Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 West Waco Drive. Tickets are $5 for the Thursday matinee, $10 standard, $8 child, military or senior (55+), $12 at-door sales. Performance times are:

  • Feb. 1, 9:15 a.m.
  • Feb. 1, 12:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 2, 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 3, 2 p.m.
  • Feb. 3, 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 4, 2 p.m.

MCC Steinway Series

McLennan Community College’s Steinway Series presents The Beat Divas in concert Feb. 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Ball Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $5. Call 299-8283 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

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