The Christian Writers Workshop will start its seventh year with a Get To Know You session at 6 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Woodway.

Members approach writing from various genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s stories and devotionals. The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings from Wednesday through April 4, with the goal of encouraging and instructing, as well as providing fellowship for writers.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

Chalk illustrations

Join lettering artist Sarah Alves for an hourlong class on bringing chalk illustrations to life, from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mayborn Museum Complex.

The class is about creating lettering art by hand and is intended for lettering artists and illustrators, enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to bring custom artwork into their home.

Reservations are required. Contact Cindee Millard at or call 710-1733. Space is limited to 40 participants.

Parent University

La Vega Independent School District will hold a Parent University program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bellmead Civic Center, 3900 Parrish St.

The program, open to La Vega ISD parents and community members, will include a student showcase, door prize drawings and presentation of parent certificates.

Snacks and child care will be provided for ages 4 and up. A meal will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

For more information, call Brandon Bell at 299-6739.

Women’s Job Corps

The Christian Women’s Job Corps of McLennan County will have a volunteer-training session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at its center, 1101 Wooded Acres Drive, Suite 107.

This training is open to all volunteers interested in making a difference in the community by teaching math concepts, language arts, computer skills or keyboarding; tutoring; mentoring; serving as an encourager; or serving on the snack team.

For more information, call 757-0416.

Talk on higher ed cost

The Free Enterprise Forum will host Richard Vedder, a distinguished professor of economics emeritus at Ohio University . Vedder will give a talk titled “Can Markets Improve College Education and Make it More Affordable?”

The event will start at 4 p.m. Thursday at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, Foster 250, 1621 S. Third St. Call 710-1694 for more information.

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