Keep Waco Beautiful, in partnership with Waco Parks and Recreation, will having its annual Chipping of the Green Christmas tree recycling event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 6 at the parking lot of Paul Tyson Field, 1901 Lake Air Drive.

Anyone, regardless of city of residence, is invited to recycle their tree.

Domino tournament

A 42 domino tournament is planned for Jan. 7 at Friedens Church in Riesel. Play starts at 1 p.m.

For more information, call 896-7961 or 447-7723.

Junior golf classic

The Waco Junior Golf Association will have its annual Holiday Classic at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at Ridgewood Country Club, 7301 Fish Pond Road.

The tour is open to any junior golfer, ages 18 and younger.

Age groups for boys and girls are 15-18, 13-14, 11-12, and 10 and younger.

Entry fee is $35 in advance, by Tuesday, or $45 the day of the tournament.

For entry forms and more information, call Bob Ammon at 772-3821 or Ray Lamb at 715-7070.

Holiday meal

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Holiday Community Meal will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at 300 Webster Ave.

It will be a traditional Christmas meal, including turkey, trimmings and pie, plus a few special gifts to help spread holiday cheer.

Volunteers can sign up by calling 756-7271.

Shelter donations

Waco’s Cobbs Recycling Center will serve as a drop-off point for items needed by the Waco Animal Shelter.

Recycling customers can bring gently used blankets, sheets or towels as well as new items such as paper towels, bleach, dog and cat food and even dog houses and metal pet dishes.

The facility is located at 2021 N. 44th St. near Waco High. Call 751-8536 with questions.

Fall prevention class

A Matter of Balance, a fall prevention program with an exercise component, will start Jan. 9 at the Rapid Recovery Center, 5801 Crosslake Parkway. The class is free and meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday for eight weeks. It is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging.

For more information, call 292-1857.

Diabetes workshop

The Area Agency on Aging will start a six-week workshop on Type 2 diabetes management Jan. 10 at South Waco Library, 2737 S. 18th St.

The free course meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call 292-1857.

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