Lois E. Myers, Baylor University senior lecturer in oral history and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Oral History, will present “Writing History From Personal Narratives: Lessons Learned” at the Christian Writers Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive.

Myers will outline ways to weave together personal narratives, memories and reflections, and historical research to retell real-life stories that both instruct and inspire.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information, email reitahawthorne2@gmail.com.

Tomlinson to speak

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will sponsor a coat-and-tie affair to honor young men from 11 Waco-area schools for their academic achievements at 7 p.m. Friday in the Brazos Room at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave.

Former NFL great and University High School graduate LaDainian Tomlinson will be the guest speaker.

Individual tickets cost $30, and tables for eight people cost $240.

For tickets, call 666-6075.

Pajama Party Lock-In

The Waco Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an overnight Pajama Party and Lock-In, for ages 9 to 16, from 10 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday at Bledsoe-Miller Community Center, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Activities will include movies, basketball, volleyball, checkers, bingo and Connect Four tournaments.

Cost is $30, which includes dinner and snacks.

To register or for more information, call 750-8684.

Waco Knitters group

The Waco Knitters and Crocheters group will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room at the South Waco Library, 2737 S. 18th St.

The presentation will cover various knitting cast-on methods. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.wacoknitters.weebly.com or email wacoknitters@gmail.com.

Historical commission

The McLennan County Historical Commission will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Commissioners Courtroom on the first floor of the McLennan County Courthouse, 501 Washington Ave.

Agenda items will include a discussion of upcoming Texas independence period activities, a possible reprint of the commission’s county history book and the recent demolition of the historic Bagby House.

Anyone interested in county history is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Van Massirer at 486-2366 or email vmassirer@yahoo.com.