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Saturday, Feb. 6

Decorating Seminar

"Organize Your Life, One Drawer at a Time", a free decorating seminar, will be held at the DeSoto Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tiffany Powell, "Ms. Organization" and owner of Drops of Design (www.dropsofde sign.com) will teach participants to say goodbye to the stress, pressure, and frustration that comes from being disorganized. Ms. Powell will share plans to organize out of control spaces, answer questions about decorating dilemmas, and teach the tricks of decorating on a budget while getting designer results. Call the library’s information desk at 972-230-9661 to register. The library is located at 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd. in the DeSoto Town Center Complex. Free parking is available in a nearby parking garage.


Sunday, Jan. 31

FUMC 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. starting Jan. 31 at the church, 101 Redbud at I-45. Call Matt Craig at 214-642-8319 for more information.


Friday, Feb. 12

Pre-Party & Jam Session

The pre-party for the Ennis Czech Music Festival 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.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 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.ennisczec hmusicfestival.com or call 972-878-4748.


Sunday, Feb. 24

Girl Scout meeting

On Sunday, Feb. 24, a new Lancaster Girl Scout troop will have their 3rd meeting. This troop is for girls in grades K – 12th. "We have so many fun, fabulous things planned for our girls", says Katina Potts, assistant troop leaders. We not only have fun planned but we will be teaching out girls many things. The girls 6th through 8th grade, the Cadets, are focusing on 2 badges this winter, Finance/Budgeting badge and an Arts and Crafts badge.


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.


Friday, Feb. 19

Annual Barbeque

The Ovilla Service League is having their annual barbeque to benefit the Ovilla Fire Department. The benefit dinner and auction of Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Ovilla Road Baptist Church, 3251 Ovilla Rd. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 3 to 12 and are available from any Ovilla Service League member, at Ovilla City Hall and from the Ovilla Firefighters. For more information call Lynnette Bond at 972-217-1567.

Red Oak

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, Feb. 2

Sims Family Movie Night

Family Movie Tuesday at Sims Library is from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2010, in the Meeting Room. Rated PG, this free feature is voiced by Andy Samberg and Anna Faris. Based on the children’s book, this animated adventure follows a scientist who tries to solve world hunger only to see things go awry as good falls from the sky in abundance. This is the most delicious event since spaghetti met meatballs. Any questions, please call 972-937-2671.

Saturday, Feb. 6

SAGU at Sims Library

SAGU education volunteers will present "Caring is Sharing" at Sims from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. Free to the public, entertainment includes puppets, balloons, face painting, chalk drawing and games. Come hear a story focused on the fun and value of sharing. Any questions, please call, 972-937-2671.Tuesdays

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.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.Last Tuesday of each month

Ellis County

Technology Meet Up

Attend an"industry Inclusive" roundtable discussion on what technology you believe would have the most impact on your personal life and/or your business. Bring some ideas with you as we plan out path to technological empowerment for 2010. This event will be held at Ryan’s Grill Buffet & Bakery in Waxahachie 6:30 Networking & food.Contact Wendy @ 469-256-8989.

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