McLennan Community College and the McLennan Community College Foundation will host “An Evening with Winston Churchill Biographer Andrew Roberts” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the MCC Conference Center.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and available online at

For more information, contact Lisa Elliott at or 299-8640.

StressBuster Clinic

The Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with Providence Hospice, will host a free nine-week StressBuster Clinic for caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

It will start at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the hospice, 6700 Sanger Ave.

Space is limited to 10 people, and registration is required. To register, call 741-1621.

Watercolor Society

The Central Texas Watercolor Society will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 1624 Wooded Acres Drive.

Monica Pate will give a demonstration on how to capture the drama of light and shadow by using layers of transparent paint to develop luminous colors and values.

For more information, call 471-5955.

Newcomers RSVP

The ladies organization of Newcomers and Neighbors of Waco will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at Ridgewood Country Club, 7301 Fish Pond Road. Doors open at 11 a.m. Cost for lunch is $25.

Sheriff Parnell McNamara will be the speaker.

Reservations are due by 5 p.m. Thursday. For more details, call Kathy Northrup at 836-5170.

Singing valentine

A singing valentine, consisting of two songs, a rose and a card, can be delivered by a barbershop quartet in the Waco area.

Cost is $65 for a specified time or $50 for anytime during the day. To order, call 855-770-0497.

Call a gardener

McLennan County Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions on the Ask a Master Gardener Call Line through Nov. 21. Call 757-5180 between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On other days, callers can leave their name and call back number with questions on the recorded line, and a Master Gardener will return the call.

TSTC blood drive

Texas State Technical College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at 3801 Campus Drive on a Carter BloodCare bus.

For more information, call Michelle Rachels at 867-3441.

Submit items in printed or typed form to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco 76702-2588; fax 757-0302; or email

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