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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.

Ellis County

Monday, Aug. 24

Ellis Christian Women’s Job Corps to meet

The next session of the Ellis Christian Women’s Job Corps will begin on Monday, Aug. 24. Any woman interested in improving her life, job skills and communicating ability should call Kathryne between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Limited amount of seating is available. All classes, materials and lunches are free. Located at 315 S. Rogers St. in Waxahachie. Please call 972-937-6620 or 972-351-4947.

Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

USS Columbus Reunion

The shipmates from the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 Reunion will be held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 at the Holiday Inn Select in Nashville, Tenn. Please contact Allen R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505, 260-486-2221 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern or email: hope 4391@comcast.net.

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, 2010. Contact Tim @ 214-924-8422.

Ennis

Aug. 3 – 7

FUMC in Ennis to hold Vacation Bible School

First United Methodist Church in Ennis 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.

Saturday, Aug. 8

VFW and Ladies Auxiliary to hold dance

The Jack Lummus Memorial VFW Post 7106 and Ladies Auxiliary will hold a dance at the VFW, located at 3100 N. I-45 Service Road in Ennis from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The Jim Gatlin Band will provide music and the cost is $7 per person. Sandwiches will also be available. For more information call 972-977-1822 or 972-875-5479.

Ferris

Saturday, Aug. 8

Ferris Youth Association late registration

The Ferris Youth Soccer Association will be holding late registration Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the downtown pavilion. Ages 3 to 13 years old. Contact 469-437-1363 or 469-245-7224. Pick up forms at Milano’s Pizza in Ferris.

Lancaster

Saturday, Aug. 8

Over The Wheel Gang to meet

The Over The Wheel Gang, a group of spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, etc. will meet the second Saturday of the month on the Historic Town Square in Lancaster from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you want to learn to knit, spin, crochet or weave, this is the group to help you get started. If the weather does not permit it to be outside under the trees, it will move inside The Sassy Spinster at Suite 129 Historic Town Square. Anyone who would like to know more, please call 972-227-4223 or 972-218-5335 or email 10mile@att.net.

Midlothian

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Starting a small business

The Navarro College Small Business Development Center will sponsor a free seminar on How to Start a Small Business on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. – noon at the Citizen’s National Bank Community Room located at 310 N. 9th St. in Midlothian. This seminar is free but pre-registration is required. To register, call the Navarro College SBDC at 972-923-6425 or email sbdc@navar rocollege.edu.

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 Dou-thit 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 WednesdayRed 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

FREE performance of ‘Cook-a-Doodle-Doo’

The Red Oak Library will host a FREE special performance of "Cook-a-Doodle-Doo" on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. during Stor-ytime. Come see Little Red Hen’s great-grandson, Big Brown Rooster as he attempts to make Strawberry Shortcake with the help of Iguana, Turtle and Pot-Bellied Pig. Based on the picture book by Susan Stevens Crummel.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

How to get government contracts

The Navarro College Small Business Development Center will sponsor a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Prosperity Bank located at 500 North IH35 in Red Oak. The cost of the workshop is $25 and pre-registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call the Navarro College SBDC at 972-923-6425 or email sbdc@na varrocollege.edu.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Red Oak Area Chamber Luncheon at the New Shields Elementary.

Sunday, Aug. 23

Shields Elementary Grand Opening.

Thursday, Aug. 27

The Texas Roadmap: Writing a winning business plan

The Navarro College Small Business Development Center will sponsor a session on Writing a Winning Business Plan on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. – noon at the Prosperity Bank located 500 North IH35 in Red Oak. Cost of the workshop is $20 and is for anyone wishing to start a business or already in business. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call the Navarro College SBDC at 972-923-6425 or email sbdc@navarroco llege.edu.

Saturday, Sept. 19

Founder’s Day, Contact Shelley Oglesby at ROACC 972-617-0906.

Monday, Oct. 5

RO Education Foundation Golf Tournament, contact Terri Yates 972-977-2434.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

ROACC, Business over Coffee 7:30 -9 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 14

ROACC Annual Auction, contact Shelley Oglesby at ROACC 972-576-3466.

Waxahachie

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 - 4 p.m. and ages 11-18 play from 4 - 5 p.m. every Friday afternoon.

Aug. 6 - 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 Aug. 6 to Sept. 2 beginning at 6 and going until 8:30 p.m. on every Wednesday night at Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie. Anyone from third to 12th grade and parents are welcome to attend.

August - December

TEXAS THEATER - Texas Music

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 Burl-eson Sept. 10. Fast Lane-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., Waxah-achie 972-937-1993. The show starts at 7 p.m., tickets are $10 at the door.

August

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 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"

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Create your own bookmark

Sims Library Teens, ages 13-18, will be making their own unique bookmark on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 4 – 5 p.m. Local artist Jill Parr will assist the teens as they create their bookmark.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Teen Movie Saturday

Teen Movie Saturday at Sims Library will be Saturday, Aug. 15 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room. This month’s feature stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Mont-alban. Genetic superman Khan, aided by his renegade followers, sets a deadly trap for his old enemy, Admiral Kirk. Come watch this class while enjoying popcorn and a movie with your friends.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Junior teens to play board games

Junior teens, ages 11-12, are playing board games on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 4 – 5 p.m. at Sims Library. Bring a friend and enjoy an afternoon of games at the library.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Teen Book Club

Sims Library Teen Book Club is meeting Thursday, Aug. 20 from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Teen Room. This month we are discussing "The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas" by John Boyne. Join us as we discuss this moving book.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Paint your own wind chime

Sims Library teens, ages 13-18, will be painting wooden wind chimes on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 4 – 5 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room. Teens will paint their own personal design on the wind chimes.

Thursday, Aug. 27

Gaming at the library

Sims Library presents "Gaming at the Library" for ages 11-18 on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 6 – 7 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room. Test your skills on the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. Bring your own controls if you like.

Wilmer

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. 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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