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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Walking and exercise
Take advantage of having a certified personal trainer to provide general fitness tips and walk with you during the Walks-a-hachie walking class. Class will meet at the large pavilion in Getzendaner Park from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17.
Check with your physician before beginning any rigorous exercise program. Don’t have a primary care physician? Visit FindDrRight.com or call 1-800-4BAYLOR. For questions about the Walks-a-hachie Health Safety and Wellness Campaign and Classes, call 972-937-7330, ext. 284.
Sims Writers’ Networking Group to meet
The Nicholas P. Sims Writers’ Networking Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the library program room.
The purpose of the group is to learn more about writing, publishing, marketing and selling in today’s marketplace. The guest speaker will be Jamie Harrington of Fort Worth. Harrington is a member of the DFW Writer’s Workshop and founder of WriteOnCon, a writing conference for kidlit writers.
She offers step-by-step guidelines for networking and using the Internet to advance your career as a writer. Harrington has been featured in Publisher’s Weekly for her contributions to the writing community. The program is free to the public.
Pettigrew Academy invites the public to attend an open house beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. A student program will begin at 7, with refreshments to be served afterward.
Pettigrew Academy is located at 806 E. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie. For more information, call 972-923-1633.
Teen Inc at Sims Library
Nicholas P. Sims Library Teen Inc is learning the basics of car maintenance from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, on the library parking lot. Teens like having the freedom and ability to drive their own car, but sometimes find car repair a little daunting. A local mechanic will go through basic car maintenance with the teens to help them keep their cars running smooth.
The city of Waxahachie will hold a Carter BloodCare blood drive from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Parks and Recreation building, 401 S. Elm St.
For more information, contact Bonnie Battersby at 972-937-7330, ext. 143.