The McLennan Hill Chapter of the Czech Heritage Society will host a statewide meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at St Martin’s Catholic Church-Tours Hall.

Marvin Cepak will speak about the significance of the American flag folds presented to deceased family members, and Adrienne Harris will speak about the the Boys of Praha, Texas: The tragic legacy of the Second World War in Praha, Texas.

There will be vendor booths, a silent auction, the state traveling genealogy library, state awards, a tribute to military veterans and families and a memorial candle lighting honoring deceased society members.

VFW post event

VFW Post 8564 in Waco will host a 50th anniversary celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Veterans One Stop, 2010 La Salle Ave. Refreshments will be served.

Turkey Trot

Altrusa International of the Brazos is sponsoring the 13th annual Central Texas Turkey Trot 5K/10K run starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 17 at Brazos Park East, 3516 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The race will run through Cameron Park along the Brazos River.

Entry fee is $40, and registration will start at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. For entry information, call 716-1332.

China Spring bazaar

The China Spring Civic Club will have its annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the China Spring Tabernacle, 127 Ford St.

There will be vendors, silent auctions and a raffle. The China Spring Tabernacle Inc. will have a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next door in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of China Spring.

Vets honored

Edward Chapel and St. Paul A.M.E. churches are partnering for a ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul, 1302 Herring Ave., to celebrate Veterans Day by honoring veterans and family members.

The public is invited to attend.

Vets get into zoo free

The Cameron Park Zoo will offer free admission to all veterans and active military personnel Sunday and Monday for Veterans Day.

Regular zoo admission of $10 for adults, $9 for senior adults, $7 for children 4 to 12 years old applies for others.

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