The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce's First Pitch Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Baylor Club, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

It will include a preview of the upcoming baseball and softball seasons at Baylor University and McLennan Community College.

Limited seating is still available. Tickets cost $45 each, or $450 for a table of 10. For more information about tickets, call Amanda Haygood at 757-5611.

MLK Day events

Global Revive is sponsoring activities for Martin Luther King Day, starting with the annual Martin Luther King Empowerment Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Waco Multipurpose Center, 1020 Elm Ave. The theme will be “Empowering the Artist Dream,” featuring speaker Michael Guinn of Grand Prairie.

“Born to Win,” a stage play written by Global Revive President Kay Bell, will be performed at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. It is about a group of homeless people who have come up with a plan on how to come out of homelessness.

Tickets are available at Marilyn’s Gift Gallery, 818 Elm Ave.; Sascee’s Southern Eatery, 719 S. 11th St.; and the Hippodrome box office.

GriefShare session

Peace Lutheran Church will start a 13-week GriefShare session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Public Education Room at Peace Lutheran Church, 9301 Panther Way in Hewitt. Meetings will continue through April 9.

The cost of the event is $15, which covers the cost of a workbook and all additional materials. Snacks are provided each week.

To preregister or to arrange for childcare, contact Becky Ritz at 857-9794 or

Choral auditions

The Central Texas Choral Society will have auditions at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Central United Methodist Church, 5740 Bagby Ave.

The group will be performing Mozart's "Requiem" this spring. Email to set up an audition time. For more information, call 717-4736.

Watercolor Society

Bev Boren will be the guest artist for the Central Texas Watercolor Society's meeting from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 1624 Wooded Acres Drive.

For more information, email

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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