The Marek No. 104 Daughters of the Nile will have its second annual Central Texas Bunco Tournament, “Let the Good Times Roll for the Children,” Saturday at the Lee Lockwood Library, 2801 W. Waco Drive. Doors open at noon, and the dice roll at 2 p.m.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. There will be a silent auction, raffle items and a 50-50 pot.

Registration is $35 and includes a light lunch and two raffle tickets. Proceeds from the event will benefit Daughters of the Nile, whose only benefactors are children in Shriners Hospitals.

For more information and registration form, contact Patsy Mathis at 817-219-0041 or

Texas Independence Day

Historic Waco Foundation will have a Texas Independence Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of East Terrace House, 100 Mill St.

Cost is $10 per family. No credit cards will be accepted. The event will feature live music, food trucks, games, crafts and stories of Waco and Texas independence.

For more information, call 753-5166.

China Spring garage sale

The China Spring Civic Club is having a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the China Spring Tabernacle, at the corner of Old China Spring Highway and Ford Street.

For more information, call 836-1905.

Spring break

McLennan Community College will be closed March 5-10 for spring break. Saturday classes will be held March 3, and classes will resume March 12.

Tarleton State University and Texas Tech University administrative offices will be open for normal business hours. Tarleton office hours are 8 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and Texas Tech office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Elm Mott fundraiser

Elm Mott Fire Rescue is having its annual fundraiser and live auction from 4 to 9 p.m. April 14 at Geneva Hall, 740 Connally Drive. The fundraiser includes a brisket dinner for $10, live music by The Armadillo Mudflaps and a car show.

Call 829-0543 for more information.

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

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