Youth Connection Inc. will have its annual Down on the Bayou fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Knox Center, adjacent to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame.

The event will include Cajun cuisine, dancing to live music from The Morticians and a silent auction.

Tickets cost $75, and tables of eight are available for $525.

For tickets, call Carolyn Nichols at 202-8480 or email For more information, visit

Baskets of Hope

The 2017 Baskets of Hope banquet benefiting the Christian Women’s Job Corps will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Woodway, 101 Ritchie Road.

The event will include dinner and a silent auction for themed baskets donated by businesses and groups.

For more information, call 757-0416 or visit

Health screenings

Appointments are available to the general public for free health and fitness screenings Tuesday.

The screenings are offered by Baylor University’s Center for Healthy Living, in partnership with the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program.

For more information, email

Wiener Dog Races

Wiener Dog Races are returning to the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo at 1 p.m. Oct. 7

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.

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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