The Free Enterprise Forum will host Richard Vedder, distinguished professor of economics at Ohio University and adjunct scholar at American Enterprise Institute, to speak on “The Coming Crisis in Higher Education.”

The event takes place Jan. 18, beginning at 4 p.m., at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, Foster Room 250, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, call 710-1694.

Fit 4 A Cause

Fit 4 A Cause, an organization with the purpose of bringing families together through fitness activities and helping nonprofit organizations in Waco, will host a New Year, New “Fit” You Bash on from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodway Family Center.

This free family fitness event will feature Zumba with Lizette Luna, Raychel Mynarcik and Ben Rosas; Tabata with Van Davis; and yoga with Michelle Williams. This special workout is appropriate for all fitness levels. Participants are asked to bring their yoga mats, water to drink, and jars of peanut butter to be donated to Caritas.

For additional information, email or call 716-8605.

Kiwanis Seniors

Historical writer Jayme Blaschke will present a program on his book “Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch” at the Wednesday meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors.

The club meets at Golden Corral restaurant on Valley Mills from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

For more information email

Tree recycling

Keep Waco Beautiful, in partnership with Waco Parks and Recreation, is having its annual Chipping of the Green Christmas tree recycling from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the parking lot of Paul Tyson field.

Anyone, regardless of city of residence, can recycle their tree.

Spirit Bells perform

Spirit Bells, the 2017 winner of the Handbell Award given by the National Federation of Music Clubs, will perform a short recital from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Waco Federation of Women’s Club, 2900 Bosque Blvd.

The event is free. For more information, call 723-1139. It is being sponsored by the Waco Euterpean Music Club.

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