National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday. Residents are encouraged to visit their local police departments to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs that are no longer needed or viable.

No liquids or sharps, which include needles and syringes, will be accepted. Research has shown that pharmaceuticals are present in our nation’s water and may cause environmental harm.

For more information, contact local police departments. City of Waco residents may contact solid waste manager Anna Dunbar at 299-2496 or annad@wacotx.gov.

Horror Film Festival

Waco’s Annual Dark Mirror Horror Film Festival will be Friday at McLennan Community College.

The festival, using comedy in horror as a theme, will be at Michaelis Academic Center, Room 111. “Gremlins” will start at 3 p.m., followed by “Evil Dead II” at 5 p.m. and “Shaun of the Dead” at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Viewer discretion is advised, and attendance by children and teens under the age of 17 is strongly discouraged. No unaccompanied minors will be admitted.

Stilwell book sale

The Stilwell Retirement Residence will have its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 5400 Laurel Lake Drive, behind Target. Free refreshments will be available to shoppers.

Hundreds of large print and regular print books from Stilwell’s library and from donations will be available. Stilwell will accept donations before the sale. The Stilwell Residence Council uses sale proceeds for more materials at its library.

Call 772-4644 for more information.

‘Buffalo Soldiers Days’

“Buffalo Soldiers Days,” hosted by Old Settlers & Veterans, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tomlinson Hill, between Lott and Marlin west of the Brazos River.

The free event will include living history with Texas Buffalo Soldiers, fun, food and games. For information, call 493-0567.

Submit items 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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