The city of Waco is hosting an event at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Animal Shelter, 2032 Circle Road, to highlight the achievements of the shelter and plans for the future.

Council member Jim Holmes will kick off the brief program to discuss the progress and accomplishments made in the last five years at the regional shelter. A discussion of future plans to sustain success will follow. Other speakers include Deputy City Manager Wiley Stem and Carrie Kuehl, director of the Animal Birth Control Clinic.

Tours of the shelter led by staff will be available after the program.

Candidate forum

The North East Riverside Neighborhood Association will have a community campaign forum at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Doris Miller Family YMCA, 1020 Elm Ave.

The event will feature candidates vying for the Precinct 2 county commissioner position. For more details, call 652-9056.

Button Club

The Brazos Button Çlub meet Saturday at the Bellmead Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 907 Hogan Lane.

Coffee and social hour starts at 9:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome. Call 855-1359 for more information.

Gatesville 5K

The Gatesville High School Student Council will host its High Energy 5K, 10K and Kids 1K Run on Feb. 24, starting in Faunt Le Roy Park and running throughout downtown Gatesville. All races will have aid stations available, and the 5K and 10K will be timed by Rapid Event timing.

Post-race snacks and water will be provided, and awards will be given.

Runners can sign up at and search “High Energy” in the “Find a Race” field. All 5K and 10K runners registered by Feb. 15 will receive a T-shirt.

Diabetes class

The Area Agency on Aging will host a diabetes self-management class starting Feb. 16 at the Windmill Cafe, 1604 W. Ninth St. in Clifton.

The class meets from 2 to 4:30 p.m. each Friday through March 23.

Preregistration is required by calling 292-1857.

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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