Janet Jackson, president of the Texas Republican County Chairmen’s Association, will speak on election training and convention preparation at the McLennan County Republican Women’s meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Brazos Room of the Waco Hilton, 113 S. University Parks Drive.

The cost of the meeting is $17 and includes lunch. Reservations are required by Thursday. To make reservations, contact Rosemary Stovall at 855-3773 or roseandmary57@yahoo.com.

For more information about McLennan County Republican Women, go to www.mcrwpac.com.

Lenten fish fry

St. Joseph Catholic Church will have a fish fry every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. during the Lenten season at the church’s activity center, 8656 Elk Road, in Elk.

Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Square dancing

The Texas Association of Single Square Dancers will host Texas State Federation of Square and Round Dancers dances from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Allemande Hall, 106 Westlake Drive in Speegleville.

Admission is free for people who are not square dancers, and lessons will be offered in square dance, clogging and round dance.

Clogging rally

The Texas Clogging Council will have its 39th annual rally Saturday at the Waco Convention Center. Workshops will take place from 9 a.m to 5 p.m., and a Showcase of Cloggers will be at 8 p.m. in Chisholm Hall.

Noncloggers can enroll in a beginner class at 9 a.m. for $7. Public admission for the Showcase of Cloggers is $5 per person. For more information, call 722-0511.

Blood drive

Rosebud-Lott High School, 1789 State Highway 77, will host a blood drive from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the school parking lot on a Carter BloodCare bus.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Jared James at 583-7967.

Avery Stone benefit

There will be a benefit for Avery Stone on Sunday at KC Hall, 2547 Jerry Mashek Drive, in West. Stone is a 2-year-old from West who was diagnosed with a brain tumor on Christmas Day last year.

A barbecue brisket lunch will be served, and a raffle and silent auction will be held. All proceeds will go to the family to help with medical bills. Lunch is $10.

Call 709-3250 for more information.

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