Wiener Dog Races return to the Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The entry fee is $20 per dachshund. All dogs must have a current DHLP or 7-way vaccination and a current rabies vaccination. Two people per dog must be available for the races, and dogs must be on a leash to enter the fairgrounds.

The entry fee comes with two general admission tickets to the fair for the two dog handlers. The Wiener Dog Races will take place in the Extraco Banks Kids Zone Arena.

Visit for more information and to register.

Art Guild meeting

The Art Guild of Central Texas will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University.

There will be a brief meeting, followed by a viewing of the new exhibit by Danville Chadborne, “Retrospective Part IV: Small Wooden Sculptures.”

For more information, call 722-9928.

Native American ancestry

The Central Texas Genealogical Society and West Waco Genealogy Center will present “Discover Your Native American Ancestry” at noon Monday at the West Waco Library meeting room, 5301 Bosque Blvd.

The event is free. For more information, call 750-5945.

La Vega fun run

The La Vega Pirates Education Foundation will host its second annual La Vega Pirate 5K and 1 mile fun run and walk at 8 a.m. Saturday at La Vega Stadium. Participants can walk or run one or both courses for a single $20 fee. Refreshments will be provided at the stadium and on the course. All proceeds benefit the La Vega Pirates Education Foundation.

The 1-mile fun run will take place first and stay close to the stadium. The 5K will start at 8:15 a.m. and wind through the streets of Bellmead and back to the stadium. All participants will receive a T-shirt, and winners in all age categories will receive medals. Visit to download a copy of the registration form.

Wild West traffic

The 33rd annual Skittles Waco Wild West Ride will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Square.

Numerous streets and roads in the downtown Waco area will be closed or have restricted access from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roads around Waco Regional Airport, China Spring, Crawford, Speegleville, Oglesby, Woodway, Hewitt, Lorena, Robinson and Mother Neff State Park will also be affected.

There are 10-, 26-, 67- and 100-mile bicycle courses. To register for the event or view the routes, visit

For more information, call 405-2518 or 405-5113.

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

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