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Thursday, June 10
Heavy Equipment Petting Zoo
The Zula Wylie Public library is hosting its 5
th Annual Heavy Equipment Petting Zoo on Thursday, June 10 at 10 a.m. This event is a part of the annual Summer Reading Program which encourages children to read and provides incentive prizes for their efforts. Every Thursday a live entertainment program is held for all ages. The Heavy Equipment Petting Zoo offers an opportunity for children to explore the big machines used to provide services to Cedar Hill Residents. These include a fire truck, sanitation truck, ambulance, police car, CarFlite helicopter and more. For more information call Toni Simmons at 972-291-7323, Ext. 1312.
Summer Reading Program kick-off
The 2010 Summer Reading Program at the Zula B. Wylie Library will be Saturday, June 5. The library is located at 225 Cedar St. in Cedar Hill. For more information please call Toni Simmons at 972-291-7323 ext. 1312.
Saturday, June 12
A blood drive will be held on the second Saturday of June, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Uptown Village Mall in Cedar Hill.
Monday, June 7 – Thursday, June 10
Desoto summer football camp for youth
Looking for a great football camp for your kids this summer? Sign up for the Summer 2010 Eagle Football Camp and learn to soar. Camp will run June 7 – 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Eagle Stadium for students going into grades 2 thru 9. The cost is just $50 for the week and includes a t-shirt, awards and lunch after the last day! Youth will be broken out by age for all drills. Young campers will learn fundamentals of the game and beginning techniques for positions. Older players will receive more hands on practice in positions and instruction for plays. All campers will lean to have fun and love the game! Applications for camp are online or contact Coach Claude Mathis at 972-274-8118.
Monday, June 14 – Thursday, June 18
Lady Eagle Basketball Camp
Girls going into grades 4 through 9 are invited to the Lady Eagles Basketball Camp with Coach Larry Goad from 5 -9 p.m. on June 14 – 18. For just $60 campers will cover the basics, take their games to the next level, make new friends and have fun. Contact Coach Goad at 972-223-0726.
Wednesday, June 16
Catch the Reading Express
The Ferris Public Library will begin our Summer Reading Program
Catch the Reading Express on Wednesday, June 16, at 11 a.m. with a FunTastic Foam Party, to be held on the front lawn of the library. Bring a towel and camera. Title logs will be available to track your child’s reading progress. The library is located at 514 S. Mabel St. at 10th St. behind Hazel Ingram Elementary School. For more information call 972-544-3696.
Saturday, July 17
Soccer Sign Up
Ferris Soccer Association will start sing ups on July 17, ages 4 – 14 years old, proof of age required. Look for our ad starting at the end of June to save $10.
Monday, June 14 – Thursday, June 18
Reach Council Summer Camp
Summer Camp Program for students entering first grade through 6
th grade. Activities include games, arts & crafts, speakers and a pizza night with parents. Located at the Midlothian Civic Center, it will be held from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. each day. The cost is only $15. For more information call 972-723-1053.
Cub Scout Pack 229 meeting
The Cub Scout Pack 229 is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Midlothian, 800 South 9
th Street and meet there every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information call Cubmaster David Barrington at 214-563-3726.
Wednesday, Sept. 1
8th Grade Boys Select Basketball
We are looking for 8
th grade boys interested in playing select basketball. Players cannot be older than 15, as of Sept. 1, 2010. Practice will be held in Palmer. For more information, contact Mike Bruyere at 903-851-1251.
Tuesday, June 11
Free Movie Nite
There will be a free movie nite sponsored by Lil’ Wrangler’s Ministry on Tuesday, June 11 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Lone Star Cowboy Church located at 1101 E. Ovilla Rd. in Red Oak. For more information call 972-576-0900.
Red Oak Public Library Story Time
The Red Oak Public Library will hold Story Time every Wednesday of each month from 10 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 9
Fort Worth Zoo’s Wild Wonders
The Fort Worth Zoo presents Wild Wonders at the Nicholas P. Sims Library on Wednesday, June 9 from 10 – 11 a.m. It is a program entertaining and educational for ages 4-10. This program is an outside event presented on the front lawn of the library.
"After Hours Improv" is coming to Sims Library on Wednesday, June 9 from 4 - 5 p.m. to present a workshop for teens ages 13-18. This workshop is free of charge.
Teen Summer Reading at Sims Library
N.P. Sims Library’s Teen Summer Reading Challenge begins on Wednesday, June 9. This year’s Texas Teens Read them is Within Arms Reach: The Future is Yours! Our goal is to encourage teens between the ages of 11 and 18 to continue reading throughout the summer and to attend programs in the sage and engaging space of the library. "After Hours Imrpov" is coming to the library to kick off our summer events with an Improv Workshop. Additional teen activities include mosaic madness, a magic workshop, a teen talent show, gaming, and much more. Teen summer activities are free and continue thru August 18. Call 972-937-2671 or visit www.simslib.org for more information.
Thursday, June 10
Gaming at the library
Teens and junior teens are gaming at the library on Thursday, June 10 from 6 – 7 p.m. Join in playing games on the Wii and Xbox 360. All skill levels are welcome.
Friday, June 11
Hands On! Workshops
Hands on workshops for children ages 4-10 will be presented simultaneously at the Nicholas P. Sims Library on Friday, June 11 from 10 – 11 a.m. This program is an outside event presented on the front lawn of the library.
Wednesday, June 16
Junior teens, ages 11-12, will make a mosaic project on Wednesday, June 16 from 4-5 p.m. Mosaic Madness is coming to Sims Library bringing a project just for teens. All supplies are provided.
Search and rescue
Nicholas Sims Library welcomes Mark-9 Search and Rescue. Join Sims Library Wednesday, June 16, from 10 – 11 a.m. as Mark-9 Search and Rescue presents Sit and Stay for ages 4 – 10. With the help of rescue dogs and their trainers, children are introduced to techniques to help alleviate their fears of being lost and learn how to protect themselves in case they are in a lost situation. As part of this program, children also get to meet the dogs of mark-9 and get a brief class on bite prevention. This program is an outside event presented on the front lawn of the library as part of Sims Library Texas Reading Club events.
Thursday, June 17
Junior Teen Book Club
Sims Library’s Junior Teen Book Club is meeting Thursday, June 17 from 5-6 p.m. This month the discussion is over "Chase" by Jessie Haas. For ages 11-12.
Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club, ages 11-18, at Sims Library is Thursday, June 17 from 6-7 p.m. This month the discussion is over "I Know What You Did Last Summer" by Lois Duncan. For ages 13-18.
Friday, June 18
Science Safari brings the fun adventure of science to children ages 4 – 10 at the Sims Library Friday, June 18, from 10 – 11 a.m. Join Susan Campbell, the Science Lady, as she explores fun ways to experiment in Science Safari’s presentation Science Method and Motion: Experimenting with Paper Airplanes. This program is an outside event presented on the front lawn of the library as part of Sims Library’s Texas Reading Club events.
Wednesday, June 23
Teen Drum Circle
Rhythm Path is coming to Sims Library on Wednesday, June 23 from 4-5 p.m. to facilitate a Drum Circle for Teens ages 13-18. A drum circle teaches cultural diversity and brings together a group to achieve a common goal.
Thursday, June 24
Teen Advisory Board
Sims Library’s Teen Advisory Board will be meeting Thursday, June 24 from 5:45 – 7 p.m. The TAB allows teens to have a voice in teen services at the library. Pizza will be provided at 5:45 p.m. in the meeting room. Please register by calling the library at 972-937-2671 or e-mailing email@example.com. TAB is for ages 13-18.
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
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.