St. Patrick’s Day crafts at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library presents St. Patrick’s Day crafts for children ages 4-10. The event will feature children making Leprechauns and Pots of Gold. The program will be presented from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 5.

Midlothian’s Got Talent

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

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

English as a Second Language

at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library English as a Second Language meets each Monday beginning March 7. Sandra Coston, a teacher of both Spanish and English as a second language, teaches basic English to adults in the library program room for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Instruction and materials are free.

Covington to address Ellis County

Genealogical Society

Ellis County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, March 7, at the Ellis County Woman’s Building, 407 W. Jefferson, Waxahachie. The guest speak is Bill Covington, who is an instructor of social studies at Waxahachie Global High School, teaches world geography, world history and U.S. history.

Covington’s talk on “The Ethnic Troops of the Continental Line” will focus on the Scots, the Irish, the African-American and other soldiers who fought in the American Revolution against the troops of the British Empire. The genealogy meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

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.

West Ellis County Retired School

Personnel to meet

The West Ellis County Retired School Personnel will meet at Ryan’s Steak House Tuesday, March 8. Members can begin serving themselves at 11:30 a.m. and the program will start at noon.

LaWynn Rogers, District 10 president, will attend and address the group on what the Texas Legislature is planning for retired teachers’ benefits in the year ahead. The second speaker will be Utahna Miller from Baylor Works. She will speak about fitness and nutrition for seniors.

For additional information, contact Bette Reaser at 972-937-7406.

Sims Great Books Discussion Groups

The Nicholas P. Sims Great Books Discussion Group meets in the Sims Library program room on the second Tuesday of each month. The group will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. March 8 to discuss “The Social Contract” by Jean-Jacques Rousseau from the Great Books FoundationSeries1, with leader Glen Rowe. Newcomers are always welcome.

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.

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.

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 www.flyinggranch.org or call 214-284-6425.

To include items of interest in Community News Notes, contact Jim Perry at 469-517-1453.