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Cedar Hill

Saturday, Aug. 8

FUMC Annual Rummage Sale

The First United Methodist Church is having its annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Family Life Center at 127 N. Roberts Rd., (on Beltline west of Hwy 67) Cedar Hill. All proceeds (100 percent) go for MISSION projects. Enjoy hot dogs and drinks as well.


Sunday, Sept. 13

Tri-City Animal Shelter Gala

The Friends of the Tri-City Animal Shelter, in partnership with the Tri-City Animal Shelter Advisory Board, will host their first annual fundraising gala on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Enchanted Memories on the Hill, 1331 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Duncanville. The gala is part of the celebration for the grand opening of the Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. Tickets are $55 and available at Pet Medical Center of Duncanville, 720 W. Center St, Duncanville; The Tri-City Animal Shelter, 1150 E. Pleasant Run Rd, Cedar Hill; and Willow Brook Animal Hospital, 710 N. Hampton Rd, DeSoto. Doors will open at 2 p.m. followed by a social hour where patrons can pursue the silent auction and a gourmet luncheon. For more information on the gala, tickets or to make a donation, contact the Friends of the Tri-City Animal Shelter at 972-291-1198. For volunteer opportunities at the Tri-City Animal Shelter call 972-291-5335.

Ellis County

September 2009

Super Series Baseball Team

Age 13U Super Series Baseball Team seeking additional players for Fall/Summer Season. Must be 13 and under before May 1, 2009. Contact Tim @ 214-924-8422.


Aug. 3 – 7

FUMC in Ennis to hold Vacation Bible School

First United Methodist Church in Ennis will host from 9 a.m. – noon, Monday through Friday, Aug. 8. Churches of the Ennis community are combining talent to make this camp available from Pre-K through 5th grade. Please call 972-875-7491 for more information.

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Sunbeam Club friends will host a day of food, fun and fellowship at the Ennis IHOP on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 11:30 a.m. Memories of summer activities, thoughts of "Back to School" for the children, football starting up again, and other autumn activities will be shared. If you are a retired or active railroader, a family member or friend of a railroader or anyone who loves a train is welcomed to share this day with these friends.


Saturday, Aug. 1

Youth Soccer Association

Ferris Youth Soccer Association, will have sign-ups this Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pavillon downtown Ferris. Forms can be picked up at Milano’s Pizza in Ferris. Ages 3-14 years of age, proof of age required. Coaches and referees needed. For more information call 469-437-1363 or 469-245-7224.

Glenn Heights

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Community Blood Drive

The city of Glenn Heights will be hosting a Community Blood Drive on Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the council chambers. For more information please check out the information on the city’s Web site www.glennheights.com.

Red Oak

Red Oak Masonic Lodge #461 kicks off U.S. Flag program for 2009

The Red Oak Masonic Lodge is now offering American Flags to the citizens of Red Oak. For an annual subscription fee of only $30 per flag (5 for $25 each) the brothers of the Red Oak Masonic Lodge will install a 3’x5’ American Flag on a steel pole at your location early on the morning of the holiday and then take it down at the close of the day. All funds raised are tax-deductible and go to several Masonic sponsored programs, including the Dallas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, please call our Lodge Flag Chairperson Danny Douthit at 972-617-2007, Gerald Peck at 214-587-9610 or Billy Ray Dickey at 972-897-8351 or mail your check to Red Oak Masonic Lodge #461.

Every Wednesday

Red Oak Public Library holds Story Time

The Red Oak Public Library will hold Story Time every Wednesday of each month from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.


Tuesday evenings

Explorer meeting

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorers for youth 15-20, are meeting on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone who would like to know more please call 972-921-4400.

Friday afternoons

Games at Sims Library

For several years, Sims Library has offered chess on Friday afternoons for area youth. They are now adding different games to this fun time at the library. Along with chess and checkers, participants will be able to play Sorry, Uno, Skip-bo and Boggle. If you have a favorite game, bring it along. Ages 10 and under play from 3 to 4 p.m. and ages 11-18 play from 4 - 5 p.m. every Friday afternoon.

July 22 - Sept. 2

Cowboy Church of Ellis County holds Youth Night

This summer the Cowboy Church of Ellis County has been conducting a program called Youth Night at the Park or YNAP. There will be free hot dogs, snow cones and sports. YNAP will continue from July 22 to Sept. 2 beginning at 6 and going until 8:30 p.m. on every Wednesday night at Getze-ndaner Park in Waxahachie. Anyone from 3rd to 12th grade and parents are welcome to attend.

August - December


Ellis County Songwriters Circle – July 30. Mark David Manders – Aug. 7. Eddie Irving’s Classic Swing Band – Aug. 8. Bob Livingston-Aug. 13. Waxahachie Music Review Aug. 29. The Tejas Brothers Sept. 4. Billy Ewing & Texas Rose Sept. 4. Texas Theatre Grand Opening Sept. 5. Ed Burleson Sept. 10. FastLane-Eagles Tribute Sept. 12. Dan Roberts Sept. 17. Tony Pierce Oct. 1. BlacktopGypsy Oct. 8. Doug Moreland Oct. 15. Ray Wylie Hubbard Oct. 22. Davin James Dec. 10. The Texas Theater is located in Historic old Downtown Waxahachie; 110 W. Main St., Waxahachie, TX 972-937-1993. The show starts at 7 p.m., tickets are $10 at the door.


Waxahachie Workforce Center host Job Clubs

For the entire Month of August the Waxahachie Workforce Center will hold Job Clubs for all those in Ellis County from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Every Tuesday – "General Job Club" Every Wednesday – "Manufacturing/Warehouse Job Club" Every Thursday – "Administration/Office Support Job Club Every Friday – "Construction/Maintenance Job Club."


July – August

Chautauqua series

In the spirit of the 1990’s though the 1950’s, the City of Wilmer presents the July-August Chautauqua Series. It will start at 7 p.m. at the Wilmer Community Center. July 14 – Indians of Texas: Pre-European Contact Period; July 24 – Indians of Texas: European Contact Period; Aug. 4 – Other Peoples come to Texas 1820 – 1872; Aug. 11 – African & Asian influences 1872 – 21st Century. The lecture series is open to everyone.

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