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Saturday, Nov. 14
Bluegrass Music Show
Come early and join the Bluegrass Picker’s Jam from 4 – 6 p.m. before the Music Show at 7 p.m. at the Old Bristol Schoolhouse located at 100 Church St. in Bristol, Texas. Featured bands include Heartland Harmony and Lonesome Prairie. Admission is free, donations are accepted. For more information call Jim Gatlin at 972-846-2211.
Thursday, Nov. 12
Learn to Write a Professional Resume
Plan to attend this free event at the Zula B Wylie Library, 225 Cedar St. in Cedar Hill. The presentation will be held by Tracey Tso, the director of human resources at the City of Cedar Hill. An overwhelming majority of job seekers make basic mistakes with the resumes, mistake that ensure that they will not get the interviews they deserve. If you feel as though you are sending your resume into a black hole, join us at this workshop to obtain tools to make your resume stand out from the rest. For more information call 972-291-7323.
Saturday, Nov. 14
At the First United Methodist Church, on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the large annual festival will be held at the church’s Family Life Center building. Activities for all ages include: Outdoor kids’ carnival games, bake sale, chili cook-off, unique craft sale, plant sale, book sale, silent auction, B-B-Q lunch, and the live auction which begins at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14
Community Give Away
The community Missionary Baptist Church of Desoto, located at 901 E. Parkville Rd., will be having a community give away on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Items for the event include clothing, toys, and furniture. For additional information contact Rev. Gary Jones at 469-727-0158.
Sunday, Nov. 15
Guest Speaker Don Piper
Hampton Road Baptist Church invites you to attend a truly inspiring presentation during our morning service at 10:20 a.m. and evening service at 6:30 p.m. Don Piper, our guest speaker and author of best-selling book ’90 minutes in heaven’, will share his true and miraculous story with all in attendance. For any additional information on this event, Street Fest, or Roundup Sunday, please call the Church office at (972)223-5070.
Thursday, Nov. 12
Rainwater Harvesting Workshop
Learn from two master gardeners how plants prefer rainwater because it is free of additives and chemicals. This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to construct a 55-gallon rain barrel, which is yours to take home. All materials will be provided. This event will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Nov. 12, located at 1938 S Hampton Rd. The Cost will be $30. The class is limited to 20 participants please pre-register by Nov. 5. Registration form can be found at www.glennheights.com. For more information or questions contact Connie Hearne by calling 972-223-1690 ext. 215 or e-mail: cmad email@example.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Starting a small business
The Navarro College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will sponsor a free workshop on how to start a small business on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. – noon, at the Citizen’s National Bank Community Room, 310 N. 9th St, Midlothian.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Writing a winning business plan
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. – noon, the Navarro College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will sponsor a session on writing a winning business plan at the Citizen’s National Bank Community Room, 310 N. 9th St, Midlothian. 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 972-937-6425 or e-mail sbdc@nav arrocollege.edu.
Every Wednesday Red Oak Public Library Story Time
The Red Oak Public Library will hold Story Time every Wednesday of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.Tuesday, Nov. 10
Creating an employee handbook
On Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 2 – 4 p.m., the Navarro College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will sponsor a workshop on developing policies and procedures for small businesses. It will be held at the Prosperity Bank at 500 North I.H. 35 in Red Oak. Cost of the workshop is $25. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited. To register, call the Navarro College SBDC at 972-923-6425 or e-mail sbdc@nav arrocollege.edu. Tuesday, Nov. 10
Observance of Veteran’s day
The Teen Leadership Department of ROHS will be holding an Observance of Veteran’s Day from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. with a reception from 9 – 9:45 a.m. in the Red Oak High School Gymnasium, 154 Louise Ritter Blvd. RSVP for reception by contacting Belie Smith at 972-617-3535 ext. 6137 or by e-mail: Belia.Smith@redoakisd.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 4Junior Teen ActivitiesJunior teens, ages 11 – 12, are making "Decoupage Trash Cans" on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 4 -5 p.m. Cut pictures from our old magazines or bring your own pictures to glue on trash cans to create tool trashcans. Snacks will be provided. Saturday, Nov. 7
Veterans Honor Motorcade
For Veterans Appreciation Day Celebration, vehicles will gather at the old Intermediate school parking lot located on Ennis Pkwy and travel to the Waxahachie Civic Center. Motorcade leaves promptly at 9 a.m. Veterans, friends, and families are all welcome to join. Veterans needing transportation of additional information please call: 972-875-8836 or 972-875-8630."
Caring for our Elders
"Meals-on-Wheels will offer tools and support for local caregivers on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Waxahachie Senior Center located at 122 Park Hills Dr. (at Highway 77 & I-35E). The key speaker for this event will be Andy Crocker, an aging expert, as well as topics by Susan Mason, Chuck Barnes, and our expert panel. Register online at www.servingthechildr enofyesterday.org or contact Meals-on-Wheels at (972) 351-9943.Tuesday evenings
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 call 972-921-4400.Tuesdays
Sims Story Time
Story hour at Sims Library will be every Tuesday from 10 - 11 a.m. following the WISD schedule. Waxahachie Junior Service League volunteers share stories and crafts for children ages 2 and under. Check out www.simslib.org for November’s themes. Any questions please call 972-937-2671.Wednesdays
Sims Toddler Time
Toddler Time at Sims Library will be every Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:20 a.m. following the WISD schedule. Waxahachie Junior Service League volunteers provide songs and stories for children ages 2 and under. Check out www.simslib.org for November’s themes. Any questions please call (972)937-2671.Fridays
Games at Sims Library
For several years, Sims Library has offered chess on Friday afternoons for area youth. They are now adding different game 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.Wednesday, Nov. 11
Teens, ages 13 – 18, will play "Survive Jeopardy and Feel like a Millionaire" on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 4 – 5 p.m. Come play this twist on several TV game shows. Test your knowledge on categories like "Couch Potatoes, Take Time to Read, Want Fries with That, and I Can Name That Tune in Three Notes."