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Aug. 27 - Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties Volunteer “Mixer” at the First United Methodist Church, Memorial Hall, 300 N. Sherman, from 10 - 11 a.m.  Prospective volunteers welcome. 

Aug. 28 – Business After Hours, 5:15 p.m., Helping Hands of Ennis, 604 NE Main.

Sept. 10 – Ennis Literary Guild presents Wildflower Café Guest Presentation: “Nella B. Phillips – Nelly B. Daredevil” with Brooke Kroeger at 9:45 a.m.

Oct. 8 – Ennis Literary Guild Book Discussion at 7 p.m. at the home of Joanne Ventura: “The Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. For information, call 972-878-7300 or 972-878-9888.

Nov. 12 – Ennis Literary Guild presents Wildflower Café Guest Presentation: “Lucile: Her Life By Design – The Story of Lady Duff Gordon, the First Couturiere” with Randy Bryan Bigham.at 9:45 a.m. For information, call 972-878-7300 or 972-878-9888.

The Clothes Closet of Trinity United Methodist Church of Ennis is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The organization provides donated merchandise at no charge for those in need. Donations of items are welcome. 

The church is located at 1500 S. Hall. For information, contact Virga Lekar at 972-878-7464.

A new support group, affiliated with the Alzheimers Association and Ennis Regional Medical Center, is an all-volunteer, no-cost support group where people who love and help those with memory loss issues can find support. Caregiver Support Group, hosted by Ennis Regional Medical Center. 

All Caregivers caring for any disability are welcome. For more information call facilitator Karen Hershey 972 875-5507

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorer meeting is held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The Explorer program is open to youth ages 15-20.

For more information, contact deputy Nathan Bickerstaff at 972-921-4400.

The local chapter of NAACP, No. 6240, meets at 4 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at Turner Learning Center.

For more information, call 972-937-3737.

ECECPTA monthly general meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 505 W. Marvin, Waxahachie.

Entrance to the meeting is through the south door of the family life center. Check in for childcare begins at 9:30 a.m., with the meeting from 10 a.m.-noon.

See www.ececpta.org for more information.

Campfire Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, 767 Bethel Road, Waxahachie, offers horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities. The evaluation and first ride are free. For more information, call Emily Oliver at 972-937-7265.

The Ellis County Republican Party will host an open meeting at the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce at 102 YMCA Drive in Waxahachie at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Congressman Joe Barton is the featured guest.

Concerned residents are encouraged to attend and network with other attendees and address issues of importance to them.

“Congressman Barton, local office holders and Republican precinct chairs will be present as part of the regularly scheduled meeting of the Ellis County Republican Party,” chairman Nelson Baird said.