Utility bill assistance

Community Services Inc., which is based in Corsicana, Texas, is offering help with high-energy bills. An application is required; no faxed applications will be accepted.

Community Services Inc. serves Anderson, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall and Van Zandt counties.

For more information, call 1-800-831-9929.

Sunbeam Club to meet

The Sunbeam Club will meet for food, fun and fellowship at the Ennis Family Restaurant and Truck Stop on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The whistle will blow for all train lovers at 11:30 a.m.

Baylor Medical Center Blood Drive

Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code baylorwaxahachie to schedule an appointment.

Summer Santa at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library welcomes Summer Santa for story time and craft from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3.

“Come chill out with Santa this summer in this enjoyable program for children ages 2-10,” a spokesman said. The program will be presented in the meeting room as part of Sims Library’s Texas Reading Club events. For more information, contact the library at 972-937-2671 or email children@simslib.org.

Choctaw trip for Senior Center

Come join the fun, leaving for Choctaw with the Waxahachie Senior Center on Aug. 4. Buses will start loading at the center at 7 a.m. and leave at 7:30 a.m. sharp. Buses will load to return to the center at 2:30 p.m. and leave at 3 p.m. sharp.

NARFE group to meet Aug. 9

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Ellis-Navarro County Chapter 1191 will meet Tuesday, Aug. 9 in Corsicana at Sirloin Stockade at 11:30 a.m. 

A representative from Corsicana Emergency Medical Corps will bring the program.  All active and retired federal employees, spouses and guests are invited to attend.

Pet Show at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library will host its annual pet show from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Proud pet owners, ages 4-10, have a prize winning opportunity to show off their animal favorites at Sims Library. The show is open to all breeds and species. Categories in this contest include biggest, cutest, friendliest, most talented, scaliest, smallest, strangest and more. Ribbons and a Best in Show ribbon will be awarded to winning contestants. This program is an outside event presented on the front lawn of the library as part of Sims Library’s Texas Reading Club events. For more information, contact the library at 972-937-2671 or email children@simslib.org.

Family movie day at Palace Theater

When Are We Going Home Ministry will host a free family movie day for medically challenged, disabled or special needs individuals of any age. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Palace Theater, 112 W. 6th Ave. in Corsicana.

The movie, “Breaking Free,” will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Bring your own snacks. The theater will be lighter and less volume to provide a good environment for guests with sensory disorders or autism. The event is sponsored by the Navarro Community Foundation.

Immunization clinic

Texas Department of State Health Services holds monthly immunization clinics from 1:30-5:30 p.m. every first Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club, 1211 S. Clay in Ennis and from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. every second Tuesday at First Baptist Fellowship Hall, 304 W. 5th St. in Ferris. No clinics on holidays. For information, call 972-932-2038.

GED graduation/honor society

induction at Navarro

The Navarro College Adult Education Program announces its GED Graduation and National Adult Education Honor Society Induction Ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in the Wolens Special Event Center on the Navarro College-Corsicana campus.

Students who have attended Navarro College Adult Education Classes and have received their GED in the past year should contact Thelma Johnson at 903-875-7464 by noon Thursday, Aug. 4, if they want to participate.

WHS band car wash

The Waxahachie Band will host a car wash from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the parking lot in front of the Waxahachie High School. Car wash is free, donations are accepted to raise funds for the band.

Historic 5K run for REACH

REACH council will host the Historic 5K Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at 109 S. Jackson St. in Waxahachie. Registration is $15 for kids under 12 and $25 for runners or walkers ages 12 and up. A late fee of $5 will be charged those registering on the day of the run. Proceeds from the event provide drug prevention programs for youth. For registration and information on the 5K and REACH, visit www.reachcouncil.org or call Nisa at 972-723-1053.

Carnival at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library’s annual end of summer reading carnival will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 13. The carnival is sponsored by the Friends of Sims Library and is a wonderful celebration of reading that includes games and prizes for participants of the Texas Reading Club’s summer reading program. Participants receive carnival tickets to be utilized at the event and reading certificates for their accomplishments. This program is an outside event presented on the front lawn of the library as part of the Sims Library’s Texas Reading Club events. For more information, contact the library at 972-937-2671 or email children@simslib.org.

Navarro College Adult Education

The Navarro College Adult Education Program will offer free ESL and GED classes in Ellis County. Classes begin Aug. 22 and end Dec. 16. Interested students 17 years and under need to contact the Navarro College Office of Adult Education at 903-875-7464. Interested students 18 and older need to attend the registration workshop, Saturday, Aug. 6, at Navarro College-Waxahachie, Building C, room 155. The workshop will start promptly at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the Navarro College Adult Education Program at 903-875-7464 or 1-800-NAVARRO, ext. 7464.