Speegleville will hold its Christmas parade on Saturday morning. Participants are asked to gather at 9:30 a.m. at Speegleville Elementary School, 101 Maywood Drive, before the parade begins at 10 a.m.

The route will finish at Speegleville United Methodist Church, where a hot dog lunch will be served.

Jazz orchestra concert

The Waco Jazz Orchestra Concert is Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ball Performing Arts Center on the campus of McLennan Community College.

There is no admission fee. Call 299-8283 for more information.

Blood drive

Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center is holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Herring Center, 2911 Herring Ave., in the lobby.

For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Stephanie Jacobson at 254-202-4660.

Stroke club party

The Waco Stroke Club, a support group for survivors, family and caregivers of stroke victims, hosts its Christmas party at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The party takes place at IHOP restaurant at the intersection of Interstate 35 and New Road. Contact Sandy Barker at 744-9774.

HCGS meeting

The Hill County Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Hill County Extension Office Dining Room at 126 South Covington St., Hillsboro.

The program will be Getting the Most From Your Sources. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the meeting. Visitors are always welcome. The board will meet at 5 p.m. prior to the meeting. For more information, call club president Joyce Reid at 205-2521.

Bellmead parade

The Bellmead Christmas Parade is Thursday at 7 p.m. This is the 32nd year that the Knights of Columbus have sponsored this event. The theme of the parade is “Keep Christ in Christmas.”

Last year the parade had more than 70 floats, representing commercial as well as religious Christmas themes. Youth groups and choral groups are encouraged to participate. Trophies will be awarded.

Call 749-4759 or email russell@devorsky.com for more information.

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