A southwestern dinner and auction Saturday at the M&W Ranch near Glen Rose benefits the Friends of the Brazos. The event begins at 5 p.m. with appetizers, beer and wine. The silent auction starts at 5 also, and dinner is planned for 7:30. Friends of the Brazos works to protect the river, primarily between Lake Granbury and Lake Whitney. M&W Ranch is located on the Brazos at 1347 County Road 401, near Nemo.