TxDOT will switch FM 1637 traffic onto new pavement, from Flat Rock Road to FM 2490 starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Traffic is already running on new pavement from the beginning of the project to Flat Rock Road. The switch will allow work to continue on the 4.3-mile project, widening the two-lane roadway to a four-lane roadway with raised median, from FM 3051 (Steinbeck Bend Drive) to FM 2490 (Wortham Bend Road).

The $27.8 million project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018, weather permitting. TxDOT cautions motorists to be alert for construction personnel and equipment in the work areas.

Russian Revolution film

As part of a series of events focusing on the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution, Julie DeGraffenried, Ph.D., will present the 1956 Russian film, “The 41st” at 6 p.m. Thursday in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library at 710 Speight Ave.

The film is set during the Russian Revolution and follows the romance between a female sniper of the Red Army and an officer of the White Army. For more information, visit the University Libraries website.

Connally High musical

The Connally High School theatre department will perform its fall musical, “The Lion King Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 11 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5. All performances will take place in the newly renovated Connally High School auditorium at 901 N. Lacy Dr. in Lacy Lakeview.

Admission is $7. Contact director Mandy Conner at 296-6700 for more information.

Wildlife Rehab fundraiser

Wildlife Rehab of Lorena will host a fundraiser Saturday at Papa Joe’s Texas Saloon, 1505 N. I-35 Frontage Road, in Lorena.

Activities include food, raffles and an auction. To donate items, call 857-4717.

Lake Shore United Methodist sale

Lake Shore United Methodist Church, 3311 Park Lake Drive, is hosting an outdoor event for arts, crafts and garage sale items Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vendors can call 754-7333 to reserve space for $20 (own table) or $25 (table provided).

Submit items for Briefly 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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