Bill Leonard, Ph.D., the James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and professor of church history at Wake Forest School of Divinity, will give his lecture, “A Theology for Racism: Southern Fundamentalists and the Civil Rights Movement” on Tuesday at Baylor University.

The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. at Miller Chapel in the Tidwell Bible Building, 600 Speight Ave.

Halloween carnival

South Waco Community Center, 2815 Speight Ave., hosts a Halloween carnival on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.

The event is free and includes games, free hot dogs, drinks, candy and a photo booth.

Call 750-8650 for more information.

Dia de los Muertos

The Waco Hispanic Museum will celebrate Dia de los Meurtos on Wednesday at the museum, 2815 Speight Ave., from 2 to 5 p.m.

Mr. Planters and the Nut-mobile of Planters Peanuts fame will be on hand to give away free samples. Call 548-9730 with any questions.

Dyslexia event

ESC Region 12 will host a community event focusing on dyslexia on Monday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Region 12 office, 2101 W. Loop 340.

There will be a panel discussion featuring students of all ages, parents, dyslexia specialists and school administrators. There will also be interactive training geared toward understanding how children learn to read, why some do not, and how to know if a reading difficulty is due to dyslexia.

For more information, contact Jennifer Marshall-Higgins at 297-1198.

NAACP meeting

Waco ISD’s struggling schools are the subject of this month’s Waco NAACP meeting Monday at the Texas Rangers Education Center, 100 Texas Rangers Trail.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 733-5261.

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