AREA CALENDAR (updated August 11, 2017)

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MONDAYS AND SATURDAYS

LANCASTER – The Lancaster Memorial Library has Family Story Time for all ages Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

EVERY 4TH MONDAY

OVILLA – The Bluebonnet Chapter 13, Blue Star Mothers of America, meet every 4th Monday of each month, except December at 7:00 p.m. in the Ovilla Community Center, 1404 Red Oak Creek Rd. For information call Cheree at 972-679-9425 or visit www.bluestarmothers.org.

2ND AND 3RD TUESDAY

DESOTO – The Job Seekers Ministry Meeting is held every 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4:45-6:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church DeSoto, 310 Roaring Springs Dr. For information contact Reverend Kevin Strempke at office@fumcdesoto.org or call 972-223-6118.

1ST AND 2ND TUESDAY

ELLIS COUNTY – Texas Department of State Health Services offers monthly immunization clinics every 1st Tuesday of the month at Boys & Girls Club, 1211 South Clay, Ennis from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the First Baptist Church Conference Center, 304 W. 5th St., Ferris from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. Medicaid and uninsured only. Call 972-932-2038 for information.

1ST AND 3RD TUESDAY

GLENN HEIGHTS – The Glenn Heights City Council meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers, 1938 S. Hampton Rd.

RED OAK – The Red Oak Lions Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The 1st Tuesday meeting is noon at Cancun’s Restaurant. The 3rd Tuesday meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the Red Oak Lions Club, 207 W. Red Oak Rd. For information call Melanie Petersen 214-864-8014.

EVERY 2ND TUESDAY

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Master Gardeners meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m., the First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie.

RED OAK – The 342 Networking Group meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant in Red Oak. Send an RSVP to Melton McKown at 214-244-2829.

EVERY 3RD TUESDAY

WAXAHACHIE – There is a Vets Net Group meeting every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at Ryan’s Steak House in Waxahachie. For more information call Mike Lamb at 214-763-0378 or email vetsnetgrp@att.net.

TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorers for youth 15-20 meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Ellis County Sheriff’s office. For more information call 972-921-4400.

EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

FERRIS – North Ellis County Outreach offers assistance at 205 S. Main in Ferris every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Red Oak and Ferris residents. Call Denise Butler at 972-617-7261 for more information.

EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY

LANCASTER – Book-A-Librarian for one-on-one computer help at The Lancaster Memorial Library. Advance registration required, call 972-227-1080.

EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY

ENNIS – VFW Jack Lummus Memorial Post 7106 in Ennis offers bingo games Tuesday and Friday nights. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., including the snack bar, but the kitchen is only open on Fridays. On Tuesdays, games start at 7:00 p.m. with bingo cards for sale at 6:00 p.m. On Fridays, games start at 7:30 p.m. with bingo cards for sale at 6:30 p.m. Call 972-875-8576 for more information.

EVERY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

RED OAK – The Red Oak Senior Citizens Group meets every Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Lions Club Building, 207 W. Red Oak Road. Donuts and coffee are provided, and lunch is served every Thursday. For information contact Becky Ives at 214-502-9747.

EVERY 2ND THURSDAY

MIDLOTHIAN – The A.H. Meadows Library on the Midlothian High School campus holds a Writer’s Group the 2nd Thursday of each month. The group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Participants can pick a time convenient for themselves.

WILMER – The Friends of the E.M. Gilliam Memorial Public Library meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the library, located at the corner of Dallas Ave. and Beltline Road in Wilmer.

EVERY 3RD THURSDAY

FERRIS – The Ferris Lions Club meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Redbud in Ferris.

ELLIS COUNTY – The Ellis County Amateur Radio Club meets every 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Salvation Army, 620 Farley St. in Waxahachie.

EVERY 2ND SATURDAY

ELLIS COUNTY – There is a Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s support group meeting at the Waxahachie Bible Church every 2nd Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Any questions contact Sherri at 972-617-7436 or 214-533-4886.

RED OAK – Texas Civil Defense holds their monthly drill every 2nd Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The prepardeness group meets at 101 Live Oak in Red Oak. For more information call LTC Tim O’Connor 214-868-0082

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY

FERRIS – Ferris Trade Day is every 3rd Saturday of the month from March thru November from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. under the Pavilion. For further information call 972-544-2012.

FERRIS – Texas Concealed Handgun Class is held at 208 S. Central St. starting at 8:30 a.m. Fee is $75. For more information contact CHL Instructor Charles Hatfield at 214-402-3689

EVERY 4TH SATURDAY

BRISTOL – The Bristol Opry takes place every 4th Saturday of the month at the Old Bristol Schoolhouse at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 972-846-2014 or 972-846-2211.

ALWAYS

ELLIS COUNTY – Meals on Wheels are in need of volunteers in the Ferris and Palmer areas. For more information contact Lisa Deese at 972-351-9943.

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