Choctaw Casino trip

The Waxahachie Senior Center will take a bus trip to Choctaw Casino on March 10. Cost is $10 per person. The buses will arrive in Waxahachie at 7 a.m. and depart the center at 7:30 a.m. sharp. The buses will board at 2:30 p.m. at Choctaw Casino and depart at 3 p.m. sharp. All seats must be paid for in advance.

For more information, call 972-937-8271.

American Majority training March 12

The Ellis County tea party is hosting the American Majority as they present a training session for grassroots activists and another session for those that may interested in becoming a candidate for an elected office.

The training will be held on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the LaQuinta Inn located at 311 Stadium located at 311 Stadium Drive in Waxahachie. Activist training will include a study of the political system as it is, how we got here, and what we can do about it; changing the political power structure one precinct at a time; and how to harness the social networks to further the cause. This session runs until 1 p.m. and a box lunch will be provided. In addition to the activist training, candidate training will include fundraising methods, creating your message, and getting out the vote for election day.

The cost is $30 for activist training and $55 for candidate training, with a $5 discount if you pre-register online by March 10th. For more information and to register, go to or websites.

Classical guitar concert at Sims Library

Stacy Arnold, head of Classical Guitar Studies at Navarro College, will perform a classical guitar concert from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Nicholas P. Sims Library Lyceum, 515 W. Main, Waxahachie. Admission is free. A sought after solo performer and teacher, Arnold holds a master’s of music degree from Southern Methodist University. He has been a featured performer with the Waxahachie Symphony Association, City Arts Festival in Dallas, Frisco Arts Festival and the West Fest Musical Festival.

Czech Heritage Society

The Ellis County chapter of the Czech Heritage Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at the KJT dining room. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and members are invited to bring snacks and enjoy a time of visitation before the spring meeting.

President Vic Havel’s agenda will cover the Czech language course taught by Joe Janecka; the spring state meeting in Schulenburg, Texas, on Saturday, April 9; the annual Family and Youth Day in New Dubina, Texas, on April 30; and Czech historical documents available for genealogy research.

After the meeting, a Czech movie “The Country Teacher,” a 2008 film with English subtitles, will be shown. This film won Best Actress and Best Cinematography at the 2008 Stockholm Film Festival. Members are invited to bring guests and anyone interested is invited to join.

Spring break horsemanship camp

A fun, spring break adventure with horses is offered at Flying G Ranch for youth ages 6-17. Horsemanship day camps are offered on a daily signup basis for $30 per day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on March 14-18. Extended time is available for early drop-off or later pickup. Overnight camp with evening riding and campfires are offered as well.

Flying G Ranch is a 120-acre nonprofit Christian horse camp facility started in 2001. Other activities include time learning about horses, brushing, saddling and bridling, group trail rides, group games, crafts and Bible devotions.

To register or for more information, go to or call 214-284-6425.

Sim’s Writers’ Networking Group

The Sims’ Writers’ Networking Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in the Nicholas P. Sims Library program room. The purpose of the group is to learn more about writing, publishing, marketing and selling in today’s marketplace. All levels of writers are invited, and you do not need to have published to attend. Kathy Ericksen, published author, leads the group.

Relay For Life meeting

Relay For Life Central Ellis County will hold a team captain’s meeting on March 17 at the Red Oak Municipal Center, 200 Lakeview Parkway in Red Oak. If you would like to register a team, join a team or need more information regarding Relay, contact team chair Denise Owens at 972-742-3982.

Ride for Emotional Healing

Freedom Counseling Associates, a nonprofit organization, invites all bikers to particpate in the first annual Ride for Emotional Healing fun ride to provide counseling services for individuals who have experienced trauma and to reach people struggling with emotional pain and darkness.

Rain or shine, the ride will take place March 19 with first bike out at 10 a.m. and last bike in at 2 p.m. Passports will be given to each participant to collect stamps along the route, four stickers, which will give chances to win several prizes. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, food, music and much more.

Freedom Counseling is located at 408 W. Ave. F in Midlothian. For additional information, call 972-742-6958 or 972-742-8557.