Vendors needed

The annual Mid-Way Regional Airport’s Pancake Breakfast and Fly-In will take place from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Applications are now being accepted for vendor space. Vendor fees are $60 for a 10-foot by 10-foot booth with a six-foot table, two chairs and two breakfast tickets. The event is expected to draw from 800-900 people. All booths are outside and electricity is not available. Vendors may bring a canopy, but will be responsible for setting it up and weighting it down in case of wind. Nonprofit organizations are welcome free of charge, but will be responsible for their own setups. No food or drink sales will be allowed.

For more information or an application request, contact Tammy Bowen at 972-923-0080. All applications must be turned in no later than May 16.

Project Graduation meetings

The Project Graduation committee has announced its schedule for upcoming meetings. All senior WHS and WGH parents, as well as anyone in the community interested in helping out with this year’s event are encouraged to attend.

Project Graduation meetings will be held at the Waxahachie High School cafeteria at 7 p.m. May 23.

Great Books Discussion Group to meet

The Nicholas P. Sims Library Great Books Discussion Group will meet in the library program room from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. “Othello” by William Shakespeare from The Great Books Foundation Series2 will be the topic of discussion.

Madeleine Hoffman will lead the discussion. Newcomers are always welcomed.

Teen gaming at Sims Library

Teens are gaming at Nicholas P. Sims Library from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11.

“Join us as we play games on Wii and Xbox 360. Come alone or bring a friend to test your skills against other players. All skill levels are welcome.

We now have ‘Just Dance,’” a spokesman said.

WHS Theater

The Waxahachie High School will feature the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit and musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

The setting for this performance is a small-town middle school with the zany plot centering around six quirky adolescents competing in a spelling bee run by three equally quirky grown-ups.

A unique and especially fun aspect of this show is that four real audience members (or victims) are invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee alongside the six young characters. 

“Don’t worry you don’t have to be a good speller, just a good sport,” a spokesman said. 

Admission will be $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. The show is recommended for ages 10 and up. 

Eta Omega Blood Drive

Eta Omega Sorority will sponsor its quarterly blood drive for Carter Blood Care from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Baylor Family Medical Center parking lot, 505 N. U.S. Highway 77 in Waxahachie.

For more information, contact Patti Junkin at 972-935-8655.

Protect your identity Shred-It

The Builders Class of First United Methodist Church will have a shredding event Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. - noon to destroy documents and CDs from home or business to help prevent identity theft. To safely dispose of documents, the requested tax deductible donation is $20 per 13-gallon trash bag, standard file box or equivalent, and $10 for smaller containers. Volume discounts are available. Paper clips and metal clips do not need to be removed prior to shredding and documents need not be removed from binders or boxes. Document destruction can be certified if individuals bring a list of the items being destroyed. Tax deduction receipts are available.

The church is located at 505 W. Marvin Ave. in Waxahachie. For more information contact Ray Morgan at 214-244-6094, Bill Baty at 972-937-3039 or the church office at 972-937-4400.

Old Fashioned Singing May 13-14

The second weekend of concerts of Waxahachie’s Old Fashioned Singing will be Friday and Saturday, May 13-14 in the historic Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. Tickets are now on sale at www.WaxOFS.com and at 972/923-2709. Performances are Friday night, May 13, at 7: p.m. and Saturday, May 14, at 3 and 7 p.m. Ellis county residents enter “Local” for $5 off on all tickets.

Mock disaster drill

Red Oak ISD will hold a mock disaster drill Friday, May 13, at Shields Elementary School.

The district’s Crisis Management/Response Plan will be implemented during this drill.

Local emergency services including Glenn Heights, Red Oak, Ovilla, DeSoto, Lancaster, Midlothian and Waxahachie fire departments, will participate. During this drill, students and staff will be evacuated from the building. The “injured” will be treated at the scene and or transported by ambulance to local hospitals. The remainder of students and staff will be evacuated to another ROISD campus.

“This drill will not only help ROISD determine areas of the plan in need of improvement, but will also assist local emergency services by providing them a valuable training exercise,” a spokesman said. “Red Oak ISD would like to thank the community for their support and assistance in making our schools safe.”

Mother-Daughter Tea at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library would like to invite you to the Mother-Daughter Tea to be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14. Bring your mother or daughter and enjoy tea and hors d’oeuvres. Dani Muckleroy will be bringing her doll houses to display and lead a brief discussion about doll houses. No registration required.

Walking and exercise

Take advantage of having a certified personal trainer to provide general fitness tips and walk with you during the Walks-a-hachie walking class. Class will meet at the large pavilion in Getzendaner Park from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17.

Check with your physician before beginning any rigorous exercise program. Don’t have a primary care physician? Visit FindDrRight.com or call 1-800-4BAYLOR. For questions about the Walks-a-hachie Health Safety and Wellness Campaign and Classes, call 972-937-7330, ext. 284.

Sims Writers’ Networking Group

The Nicholas P. Sims Writers’ Networking Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the library program room. The purpose of the group is to learn more about writing, publishing, marketing and selling in today’s marketplace. The guest speaker will be Jamie Harrington of Fort Worth. Harrington is a member of the DFW Writer’s Workshop and founder of WriteOnCon, a writing conference for kidlit writers. She offers step-by-step guidelines for networking and using the Internet to advance your career as a writer. Harrington has been featured in Publisher’s Weekly for her contributions to the writing community. The program is free to the public.

Open house

Pettigrew Academy invites the public to attend an open house beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. A student program will begin at 7, with refreshments to be served afterward.

Pettigrew Academy is located at 806 E. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie. For more information, call 972-923-1633.

Teen Inc at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library Teen Inc is learning the basics of car maintenance from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, on the library parking lot. Teens like having the freedom and ability to drive their own car, but sometimes find car repair a little daunting. A local mechanic will go through basic car maintenance with the teens to help them keep their cars running smooth. 

Blood drive

The city of Waxahachie will hold a Carter BloodCare blood drive from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Parks and Recreation building, 401 S. Elm St.

For more information, contact Bonnie Battersby at 972-937-7330, ext. 143.

Police memorial service

The Red Oak Police Department, along with all Ellis County-based law enforcement agencies will host a National Police Memorial at Red Oak Police Department at 9 a.m. May 20.

The Dallas Police Department also will participate with an honor guard and its Air 1 doing a flyover.

Veterans Networking Group to meet

The Veterans Networking Group meets at 6 p.m. the third Friday of every month at Zula’s Coffee House, 1804 W. Highway 287 Business next to the Texas Workforce office.

The next gathering is scheduled for May 20.

The group usually meets until 8 p.m. giving veterans a place to come and enjoy camaraderie, discuss most any topic, share what’s on their mind and as a networking group, try to assist by providing support, ideas, and solutions to their concerns/needs. 

Many veterans don’t know what their benefits are or where to go for answers to their questions. The group is a good source to have those questions answered. For more information, contact Mike Lamb at vetsnetgrp@att.net.