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Every Tuesday

Knit and Crochet Group

The Knit and Crochet Group meets every Tuesday, from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall in the First United Methodist Church, located at 101 Redbud in Ferris.

Whether you are an experienced knitter or crocheter or just wanting to learn, everyone is welcome to join.

There is an active Prayer Shawl Ministry and you can share patterns, advice and fellowship. For more information, contact nanariley2002@y ahoo.com.

Saturday, June 14

Ferris celebrates Juneteenth

The City and Community of Ferris will celebrate Juneteenth with a parade starting at 10 a.m. from the site of Old Dunbar High School and ending at the Ferris Intermediate School. Following the parade will be a day of games and activities for all to enjoy.


Monday, June 23

Methodist Health System holds mobile mammography

Methodist Health System’s mobile mammography van will offer mammograms at Methodist Midlothian Imaging Center. Women age 35 and older with no breast implants or current breast problems are encouraged to be screened.

Methodist accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicare Part B and Medicaid. Without insurance, the mammogram costs $111.65. Payment is due at the time of service and payable by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard. Appointments are required.

To schedule an appointment, call 972-775-7410. Methodist Midlothian Imaging Center is located at 2210 Bryan Place.

Sunday, June 29

Fifth Sunday calls for Sardis Gospel Singing

There are five Sundays in June and that means it is time for another great fifth Sunday at Sardis Gospel Singing.

Everybody is invited to participate in one of the oldest gospel singings in Ellis County and enjoy some of the greatest talent ever to sing praises to the Lord. The fun and fellowship begin at 6 p.m., there will be a break at 7:30 p.m. with snacks for everyone and the singing will continue until about 9 p.m.

For additional information, call 972-775-1219.


June 9-13

Ovilla United Methodist Church holds Vacation Bible School

The surf’s up so don’t wipe out at the Ovilla United Methodist Church "Beach Party: Surfin’ Through the scri ptures" week of Vacation Bible School.

Beach Party VBS runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A light dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. VBS is open to children ages 3 through 11. For additional information, call the church office at 972-617-8840.

Saturday, June 14

Garden club holds Garden Tour

The Ovilla Garden Club would like to invite you to support them as a member or by purchasing a ticket to the garden tour. The annual tour is the only fund raiser.

The tour will be at Ovilla Heritage Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will also be a plant sale at the park.

Additional vender space is available at no charge. Call Bobbie Mason at 972-742-0738. For tickets, call Carolyn Ross at 972-743-1878.


Every Saturday

The Church at Texas holds concert

The Church at Texas holds a free gospel music concert at Jordan’s Crossing arena from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

It is located one mile north of Palmer on I-45 service road on Pace Rd.

Red Oak

Meals-on-Wheels needs volunteers

Meals-on-Wheels needs caring volunteers to help deliver meals to the homebound elderly in your community.

If you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering, please contact Meals-on-Wheels.

June 9 – 13

Red Oak High School holds basketball camp

Red Oak High School will be holding basketball camp for boys entering third through ninth grade at Red Oak High School. The cost for camp is $60 and the deadline is May 28.

For additional information, contact Coach Foster at Red Oak High School at 469-437-8784 or 469-437-8820.

Saturday, June 14

Red Oak holds Trash Off

Red Oak will hold their Trash Off at the Red Oak High School Stadium from 7 to 11 a.m.

For additional information, contact The Parks and Recreational Department at 972-576-3414.


Saturday, June 14

Hastings holds book signing

Hastings in Waxahachie will be hosting author Morris Paschal as he will be signing copies of "Whispering Pines" from 1 to 3 p.m. Everybody is invited.

Wednesday, June 18

Sims Library holds special dog show

Junior teens, ages 11-12, will learn how police K9s are trained from 4 to 5 p.m. at Sims Library. Rob Boudreau of Micmac Teaching for Dogs will demonstrate techniques used to train Police K9s.

Thursday, June 19

Sims Library holds meeting for Teen Book Club

Sims Library Teen Book Club is meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. in the library meeting room.

This month, the book, A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry, will be discussed.

The friends of the Sims Library sponsors the Teen Book Club by providing books for participating teens.

Wednesday, June 25

Sims Library hosts Wildlife on the Move

Sims Library teens, ages 13 – 18, are getting up close and personal with Wildlife of the Move’s "unhuggable" creatures from 4 to 5 p.m. Wildlife on the Move is a group of experienced program presenters dedicated to helping people become more knowledgeable about various critters in our natural world. Bring a friend.

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