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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 & dance to polka musicians from around the area and some from afar. For details check out www.ennisczechmus icfestival.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 5 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.ennisczechmusicfestival.com or call 972-878-4748.


Saturday, Jan. 16

Ferris Youth Soccer to hold registration

Ferris Youth Soccer Association Registration will be held under the pavilion in downtown Ferris on Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. For more information please contact Durio Arriaga at 469-245-2531 or Karen Habaat at 972-983-4434.

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 & 25 at the church, 101 Redbud at I-45. Call Matt Craig at 214-642-8319 for more information.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Hometown Chiropractic to visit

Hometown Chiropractor will be offering free massages at the Ferris Public Library, 514 S. Mabel St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled by calling, 972-544-3696, but walk-ins are welcome.


Thursday, Jan. 14

Lancaster Chamber Luncheon

The Lancaster Chamber Luncheon will feature Mayor Marcus Knight delivering an annual "State of the City" address at 11:30 a.m. in Grand Hall of Lancaster’s Recreation Center. The luncheon, sponsored by ONCOR, will be catered by Dallas Ave Diner, and a full house is expected. Individual tickets are $18, and a Sponsor Table of 8 is $160. Reservations are a must, and can be made through the Chamber at 972-227-2579, or at chamber@lancastertx.org.


Every Tuesday

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

Thursday, Jan. 14

Red Oak Road Widening Project

Meeting to be held at Red Oak Municipal Center at 7 p.m. for residents and businesses of the area to learn how the project may affect them over the coming year. City officials, contractor and engineer will be on hand to answer questions.

Saturday, Jan. 23Chili SupperThe Red Oak Lions Club hosting their annual Chili Supper which benefits the ROISD Education Foundation from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Lions Club building located at 207 W. Red Oak Rd. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Advance tickets may be purchased from any Lions Club or Foundation Board member. Every Wednesday

Red Oak Public

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


Wednesday, Jan. 13OrigamiTeens, 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 LibraryCome 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.Sunday, 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.Thursday, Jan. 21

American Red Cross Meeting

The meeting will be held at the Waxahachie Campus of Navarro College, 1900 John Arden Dr., in the continuing education and protective services building, room 119. New comers are welcome. Our January meeting will discuss how to become a Red Cross volunteer and help people in Ellis County and on large disasters. For more information call the American Red Cross – Corsicana Branch at 903-874-4551.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 to 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.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 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 - 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.

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