The 2018 Lavonia Jenkins Barnes Decorative Arts Course, sponsored by Historic Waco, is a seven-course lecture series presented by experts in the fields of decorative arts, local architecture, American fine arts and regional history. This course is held every Tuesday evening from Tuesday through March 27. Call 753-5166 to reserve a seat

Cost is $75 for all seven courses. It will take place at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum Education Center.

Writers workshop

Author David Byrd will speak to the Christian Writers Workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Woodway, 13000 Woodway Drive.

Founder and CEO of David Byrd Consulting, LLC, Byrd is a developer of personal growth behaviors that lead to achievement. He is a master of effective leadership and works with other leaders of organizations worldwide.

The 6-7:30 p.m. workshop is free and open to the public.

Coin club

The Waco Coin Club will meet Thursday at the Harrison Senior Center (next to the Lions Den), 1718 N. 42nd St. at 7 p.m.

Visitors are welcome. For information call 224-7761.

North East Riverside association meeting

The North East Riverside Neighborhood Association hosts a Community and Economic Development Updates Forum Thursday at the East Waco Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public. For details, call 652-9056.

Calligraphy guild

Members Maggie Griffin, Amy Taylor, and Linda Deal Kruse will present ideas for Valentine’s Day, ranging from cutting and folding hearts to using embossing powder as a resist to watercolor, and even creating stars with dollar bill origami at the Waco Calligraphy Guild meeting Saturday.

The group meets at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 800 N. New Road.

Sacred Harp Singing

The 17th annual Baylor Sacred Harp Singing is Saturday at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary Great Hall.

Brief introductions begin at 9:30 a.m. and singing begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 710-2360.

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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