McLennan Community College will have its fall commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waco Convention Center in Chisholm Hall. Glenn Robinson, president of Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, will provide the keynote speech.

The ceremony will honor candidates who have completed the required coursework for the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Sciences, or Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees, and Certificates of Completion.

For more information, call Highlander Central at 299-8622.

Warming the Community

The Waco Full Gospel Holy Temple church, 512 Hillsboro Drive, is having its fifth annual Warming the Community event at 10 a.m. Saturday. The church will provide groceries to area families in need of a little support this season and will have some clothing items available on first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, or for local businesses or organizations interested in contributing to the event, please call 799-1006.

Big Girls Rock Waco

Big Girls Rock Waco, a new social club for full-figured women, will have a Christmas party and meet and greet from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. Saturday at Ninfa’s, 220 S. Third St.

Attendees are asked to bring a wrapped gift valued at $10, aside from the cost of the meal. For more information, call 262-1567. Big Girls Rock Waco is also on Facebook.

Newcomers and Neighbors

Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Waco will meet at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 20 at Ridgewood Country Club, 7301 Fish Pond Road.

Lunch is $20. For more information, call 836-5170.

Submit items for Briefly 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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