The Salvation Army is seeking donations of old instruments for the Corps Brass Band. Participation in the band is open to adults and children but is known as a musical safe haven for area youth, providing an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument while becoming part of a band that plays weekly during worship and at various community events.

For information on joining the band or to drop off instruments, visit the Salvation Army offices Monday through Friday at 4721 W. Waco Drive or call 756-7271.

China Spring bazaar

The China Spring Civic Club will have its annual Fall Bazaar fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at China Spring Tabernacle, 127 Ford St.

Call 722-3037 for more information.

Holiday bake sale

Lakewood Christian Church, 6509 Bosque Blvd., will have a holiday bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Call 772-3416 for more information.

Breakfast with Santa

Robinson High School’s Project Graduation 2018 will have a “Breakfast with Santa” craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Robinson Junior High School Cafetorium, 410 W. Lyndale Drive.

Breakfast costs $5 and will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. Craft fair admission costs $2, and the fair will feature homemade crafts, signs, jewelry, clothing and consultants for various distributors.

Call 230-8850 for more information.

Mayflower gathering

Waco Colony Mayflower Descendants will gather to celebrate Mayflower Compact Day at 11 a.m. Saturday at the West Waco Library and Genealogy Center, 5301 Bosque Blvd.

Light refreshments will be served, followed by a program titled “Raise a Puppy, Change a Life,” presented by Amanda Schroeder, volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call 744-3300.

Thanksgiving hours

The Waco Solid Waste Offices and Cobbs Recycling Center will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. The landfill will be closed Thursday. On Friday, it will be closed to the public but will accept franchise haulers until 4:30.

In Waco, Thursday’s trash will be collected Wednesday. Friday’s trash will be collected on Friday as usual.

Submit items for Briefly 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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