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 to the public.

Covington to address

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. Uniformed as a Continental soldier of the late war period of the American Revolution, Covington will also display the clothing, arms and accoutrements used by the common soldier.

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.

For rent

The Optimist building on Patrick Street in Waxahachie is available for rent for a variety of activities. For more information or to make a reservation, call Dave Eder at 972-921-1333 or e-mail davelee75165@yahoo.com.