Ridgecrest Retirement and Health Care, 1900 W. State Highway 6, will host a free seminar on elder law open to the public at noon Thursday in its auditorium.

James Rainey, attorney with the law firm Rainey and Rainey, will speak on several topics including estate planning, probate and “Lady Bird” deeds.

A meal will be provided and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 776-9681. Seating is limited.

Young Marines registration

The Heart of Texas Young Marines unit is accepting applications for its next recruit training class, which begins Feb. 3. Applications will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 3310 N. 15-A St.

Registration fee is $40 with a boot camp fee of $100. For more information, call 405-0649.

The Central Texas Young Marines unit will be holding registration for new recruits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 27 at the Bruceville–Eddy United Methodist Church, 404 W. Third St.

Direct questions to Master Sgt. Dale Kidd at 631-7266 or Marscia Giesler at 624-1894.

Business leaders panel

The Community Race Relations Coalition will host its quarterly program “Leaders of Color in the Business Sector” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church parish hall, 305 N. 30th St.

The program is a panel including Sherman Ayres, Steve Cook, Ken Hampton and Dr. Scheherazade Perkins, who will share their life stories and discus how their experiences in life have influenced how they live and work.

The program is open to everyone, but reservations are required. Call 717-7903 or email Jo@welterfamily.org to reserve a space.

Dinner is provided by the CRRC board, with donations accepted.

NARFE meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the West Waco Public Library Conference Room, 5301 Bosque Blvd.

Speaker Robert Wiggins will present a program on federal sentencing guidelines, the abolition of federal parole and how judges calculate a penalty for an offender convicted in a federal court.

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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