The Marek No. 104 Daughters of the Nile will have its second annual Central Texas Bunco Tournament, “Let the Good Times Roll for the Children” March 3 at the Lee Lockwood Library, 2801 W. Waco Drive. Doors open at noon, and the dice roll at 2 p.m.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. There will be a silent auction, raffle items and a 50-50 pot.

Registration is $35 and includes a light lunch and two raffle tickets. Proceeds from the event will benefit Daughters of the Nile, whose only benefactors are children in Shriners Hospitals.

For more information and registration form, contact Patsy Mathis at 817-219-0041 or

Literacy Coalition

The Central Texas Literacy Coalition will meet at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Michaelis Academic Center, Room 111, at McLennan Community College.

Fred Hills will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 722-6395 or email

Community Band

The Waco Community Band will have a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Ball Performing Arts Center at McLennan Community College.

Call 299-8283 for more information.

Texas Independence Day

Historic Waco Foundation is sponsoring a Texas Independence Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 on the grounds of the East Terrace House Museum, 100 Mill St.

Cost is $10 per family. No credit cards will be accepted. The event will feature live music, food trucks, games, crafts and stories of Waco and Texas independence.

For more information, call 753-5166.

Civic Club sale

The China Spring Civic Club is having a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 3 at China Spring Tabernacle, located at the corner of Old China Spring Highway and Ford Street.

Table rental to sell items is $20, and the group will also accept donations of items to be sold.

Call 836-1905 or 836-9015 for rentals or more information.

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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