All calendar items submitted will run as space permits.
Friday, Feb. 12
Pre-Party & Jam Session
The pre-party for the Ennis Czech Music Fastival begins at 7 p.m. in the clubroom at the Sokol Activity Center at 2622 Hwy 34 in Ennis. Clubroom entrance is located at the back. The admission is free. Come listen and dance to polka musicians from around the area and some from afar. For details check out www.ennisczech musicfestival.com or call 972-878-4748.
Saturday, Feb. 13
Ennis Czech Music Festival
Festivities and dancing begin at 2 p.m. with live music by five polka bands at the Sokol Activity Center located at 2622 Hwy 34 in Ennis. The admission is only $5 per person, ages 14 and under are free. Come out and have a great time while helping preserve Czech music and tradition. For details check out www.ennisczech musicfestival.com or call 972-878-4748.
Sunday, Jan. 17
FUMC to host Financial Peace University
Ferris First United Methodist Church hosts Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Introductory sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 and 25 at the church, 101 Redbud at I-45. Call Matt Craig at 214-642-8319 for more information.
Cub Scout Pack 229 meeting
The Cub Scout Pack 229 is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Midlothian, 800 South 9th Street and meet there every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information call Cubmaster David Barrington at 214-563-3726.
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.
Wednesday, Jan. 6
Junior teens, ages 11 – 12, are learning the art of Origami on Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 4 – 5. Teen member Sarah Edwards will teach this Japanese art of paper folding. All supplies are provided.
Wednesday, Jan. 13
Teens, ages 13 – 18, are learning the art of Origami on Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 4 – 5. Teen member Sarah Edwards will teach this Japanese art of paper folding. All supplies are provided.
Thursday, Jan. 14
Teen Gaming @ the Library
Come to Sims Library and play video games on Wii and Xbox 360 on Thursday, Jan. 14 from 6 – 7 in the library mettings room. Come along or bring a friend to test your skills against other players. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 11 – 18.
Wednesday, Jan. 17
Teen Movie Night
Teen movie Saturday at Sims Library is Jan. 17 from 2:30 – 4:45 in the library meeting room. Disney Pictures brings to the screen the amazing story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, which stunned the heavily favored Soviet squad in the semifinals to advance to the championship game, inspiring the famous question: "Do you believe in miracles?" Hurt Russell starts as Herb Brooks, the team’s coach.
Saturday, Jan. 23
American Girls at Sims Library
Amy Hedtke will present will present an American Girl workshop in the Sims Library meeting room on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Young readers will be introduced to several girls of various ethic and societal backgrounds during different periods of U.S. history. Children will be given an overview of geography, crafts, customs and foods that the characters would have experienced. Any questions, please call 972-937-2671.
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.
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.
Sims Toddler Time
Toddler Time at Sims Library will be every Wednesday from 10 - 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.
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.