Prayer vigil for troops tonight

A prayer vigil rally for the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park.

Dr. Leroy Fenton will serve as the master of ceremonies for the non-denominational event, which include music, speakers and presentation of the colors.

The community is encouraged to participate in honor and pray for our troops serving in harm’s way.

Senior dance tonight

The Waxahachie Senior Citizens Center will be hosing a dance from 7-9 p.m. today (May 24). Admission is $5 and snacks will be served. Music will be provided by The Final Showdown band.

Proposed closure

The U.S. Postal Service is proposing the closure of the Avalon post office.

Residents are encouraged to attend a USPS-led community meeting at 2 p.m. June 1 at the post office.

Vendors and sponsors needed

The Waxahachie Lions Club will host the annual Mini Grand Prix on the downtown square on Saturday, July 16. The races feature Indy-style go-carts on a challenging course with hairpin turns and lots of spills and thrills.

Applications are available for food vendors (city permit required), craft vendors, and informational booths from non-profit organizations and others.

Booth spaces are limited; electrical service is available for food vendors. Non-profit organizations will not be charged a fee.

The races draw a large crowd and will run from about 7:30 a.m. until around 3 p.m.

The Lions Club is also seeking sponsors for the event from businesses and individuals, with proceeds benefiting the Hope Clinic, college scholarships and many other causes.

Applications and further information are available at the Lions Club website: http://www.waxahachielionsclub.org  (click on the “Lions Club Mini Grand Prix” link) or by contacting Tommie Worthy at 972-627-3447 or  tworthy00@gmail.com.

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.

Attractions include classic airplanes and fighters, flour drop, spot landing contests, helicopter rides, remote control model flyers, Midlothian Classic Wheels, Gold Wing Road Riders Club, kids trackless train and face painting.

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.

Birth Mom Support Group

The 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, TBH wishes to serve birth mothers of adopted children. Women in any stage of life after placing are welcome and those women who have overcome the struggles that come when placing a child for adoption are encouraged to be a help and encouragement to younger birth moms. If you or someone you know is a birth mom and would like to be strengthened by the bond of common ground and experiences, attend monthly meetings as we come together monthly to share, grow, heal, and laugh.

Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month with the next one at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Daniel Center at the Texas Baptist Home, 629 Farley St. in Waxahachie.

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

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 June 17.

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.

Sim’s Teen Advisory Board to meet

Nicholas P. Sims Library Teen Advisory Board will meet from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. “The TAB allows teens to have a voice in teen services at the library. You will be able to tell us what books, videos, cd’s and programs you would like to see here. We want to know what you are interested in. Come join us. Pizza will be provided,” a spokesman said. Register by calling the library at 972-937-2671 or emailing teens@simslib.org. This is for ages 13-18.

Sim’s Teen Book Club to meet

Nicholas P. Sims Library Teen Book Club will meet from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. “Graceling” by Kristin Cashore will be the topic of discussion. The book club is for ages 11-18.

Sunset Lions Club Blood Drive

The Waxahachie Sunset Lions Club will host a blood drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Chick-fil-A, 996 U.S. Highway 287 in Waxahachie. For information, contact Alicia Taylor at 214-793-5892 or email alicia.taylor69@yahoo.com.

Zoo’s Wild Wonders at Sims Library

The Fort Worth Zoo presents Wild Wonders at the Nicholas P. Sims Library, from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1. Wild Wonders features a variety of birds, reptiles and mammals in a program that is both entertaining and educational for ages 4 -10.  “Come experience this interactive and up-close wildlife event as the Fort Worth Zoo kicks off the first of many Texas Reading Club activities for children offered this summer at the Sims Library,” a spokesman said.

Wild Wonders is sponsored by the Friends of Sims Library. This program is an outside event presented on the front lawn of the library. For more information, contact the library at 972-937-2671 or email us at children@simslib.org.

Doll house program at Sims Library

Learn all about doll houses at Nicholas P. Sims at Nichols P. Sims Library from 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 3. Program will be held outside on the front lawn as part of Sims Library’s Texas Reading Club events.