Birth mom support group

Texas Baptist Home exists to protect the sanctity of human life and to promote the preservation of the family. As a part of the fulfillment of this mission, the home also endeavors to serve birth mothers who have placed their children for adoption.

The home is starting a support group for birth mothers that will meet from 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 17 and March 24, at Daniel Center located at the Texas Baptist Home, 629 Farley St. in Waxahachie.

For more information, contact Megan Baldwin at mbaldwin@tbhc.org or call 972-937-1321.

Scouting for food

Waxahachie Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be collecting food beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Place all bags outside for pickup. Donations needed most include bags of rice, canned and evaporated milk, pasta, canned meats, soup, canned vegetables and fruit, canned chili and spaghetti, dry cereal, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, juices, baby formula and boxed, bagged or packaged meal mixes and pastas (like Hamburger Helper).

WSA concert on Feb. 19

The Waxahachie Symphony Association will host a concert Saturday, Feb. 19, at the First United Methodist Church, 505 West Marvin, Waxahachie. 

The featured performer will be acclaimed organist Bradley Welch.  To purchase tickets, contact Ross or Holly Davis at 972-923-2373.  Chairpersons for the WSA are Lynn Nolte and Cindy Hess.

Auditions

Ennis Public Theatre will hold auditions for “Forever Plaid” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at its venue, 2705C N. Kaufman, Ennis.

Cast needs include four men, ages 21 to 58.

“Be prepared to sing two songs. The show is in the style of the Lettermen,” a spokesman said.

The show will run at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 15-May 7, with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. May 8.

For more information, call 972-878-7529.

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. Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 9 and May 23.

Ms. Red Oak Pageant

The 2011 Ms. Red Oak Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 26. The annual fundraiser benefits the Project Success Drug Education Program. This year the theme is “Red Oak Goes Hollywood.”

The pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Red Oak Performing Arts Center; tickets can be purchased at the gate, which opens at 5 p.m. with the playing of a Hero Named George video at 5:30 p.m.

Purchase pre-sale tickets at any campus for $2 students, $4 adults. At the gate, tickets are $4 students, $6 adults. Children younger than 4 or seniors 65 and older admitted free; ROISD gold card holders admitted free. Food and drinks will not be allowed nor sold due to the event location.

For more information, call 972-617-4607.

Sunbeam Club to meet

The Sunbeam Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, to make plans for the End of the Line Reunion to be held April 29-30.

The whistle will blow to start the meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Ennis Family Restaurant and Truck Stop on S. Kaufman Street.

Caregiver Support Group Meets

Pam Brandon becomes the new facilitator of Caregiver Support Group on Feb. 27. The organization meets in the classroom of the new Ennis Regional Medical Center, 2201 W. Lampasas, Ennis.

The group meets in affiliation with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Area to aid family members who are caregivers for victims of health problems.

This offers their caregiver the ability to attend a medical information class. The class offers training on possible ways to offer better care, and ideas to help the group work with doctors and or any medical team.

The group gains the latest information on all types of disabilities to share with all caregivers so they may discuss this with the doctor.

Ellis County cleanup week

Beginning March 1, Ellis County commissioners will have a limited number of vouchers to distribute toward its next weeklong cleanup event in March starting Saturday, March 26, and running through Saturday, April 2.

Ellis County residents will be able to dispose of household trash, furniture, mattresses, yard debris and other similar items – as well as a limited number of passenger tires and e-waste items — at no cost to participants.

As the date gets closer, detailed information will be posted on the county website at www.co.ellis.tx.us – or call the Ellis County Fire Marshal’s Office at 972-825-5555.

Do Well Be Well – Diabetes

Do you need an education on diabetes? Do you need nutrition education? A program for people with type 2 diabetes will be held on Wednesdays, March 2, March 9, March 23 and March 30.

The programs will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Waxahachie Senior Center, 122 Park Hills Drive.

Sponsored by ArgiLife Extension and Family Care of Texas. Classes are free.

To sign up, call 972-825-5175.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Class

The Alzheimer’s Association and Family Care of Texas will host an Alzheimer’s caregivers class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at Family Care of Texas, 2001 Bates Drive, Suite 200 in Waxahachie.

The class is free.

Snacks and lunch will be provided. Call 972-923-1853 to make reservation.

‘Midlothian’s Got Talent’

Midlothian High School choir’s annual talent show, “Midlothian’s Got Talent,” will be presented March 5.

The choir department invites all Midlothian ISD students preschool through 12th grade to participate in “Midlothian’s Got Talent.”

“We are looking for all types of talent including singers, dancers, instrumentalists, bands, etc.,” a spokesman said. “Auditions will be held Feb. 22-24. Awards will be presented for preschool, elementary, middle school and high school divisions.”

See the blog at www.midlotalentshow.blogspot.com for more information or e-mail midlotalentshow@gmail.com. 

MOW fundraiser

Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties will hold its annual “Remember When … A Fabulous 1940s Fling” fundraiser Saturday, March 26, at the Texas Motorplex Champions Club in Ennis.

The event will feature big band sounds, entertainment, swing dancing, dinner and more.

For more information, call 817-558-2840 or visit online at www.servingthechildrenofyesterday.org.