WISD Head Start registration

Waxahachie ISD is accepting applications for its Head Start program for the 2011-2012 school year. The program is located at Dunaway Elementary, 600 U.S. Highway 77 South. 

School hours are from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Head Start provides a free breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Head Start provides all school supplies but does not provide any transportation. To be eligible for the 2011-2012 program, a child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2011. Families must be income eligible and provide proof of income. Non-English speaking children and or children with disabilities are welcomed into the Head Start program. Registration will start April 12-13, with hours from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Head Start site facilitator Lucy Mares at 972-923-4763 or email lmares@wisd.org.

Cemetery cleanup

Effective March 21, the city of Waxahachie will begin a cleanup of Waxahachie City Cemetery. All items on graves that are not compliant with cemetery rules and regulations will be removed. The items will be labeled and stored for 30 days. People wanting to retrieve items can do so at the parks and recreation building at 401 S. Elm Street.

Relay For Life bake sale

A bake sale to benefit Relay For Life will be held from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Oma’s Jiffy Burger, 403 Water St. in Waxahachie.

Chautauqua tour on April 5

The Midlothian Area Historical Society invites you to join us as we step back in time.  On Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m., we will be touring the historic Chautauqua Auditorium in Waxahachie.

We hope you will join us for the tour of this magnificent structure.  A short presentation by members of the Chautauqua Preservation Society will give you a glimpse into the history of the Chautauqua that has been home to lectures, concerts, and theatrical performances since 1902.

This event is free.  For your comfort, a seat cushion is suggested. 

SAT prep course offered

Attention, Waxahachie High School sophomore, junior and senior parents. Waxahachie High School is hosting a special SAT Test Prep Seminar in the Fine Arts Auditorium, from 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Friday, April 15.

This is an intensive five-hour SAT seminar designed to give effective test taking skills and time management strategies and help boost your test scores. The cost to each student is only $25. Materials include practice tests and a study guide, with detailed answer explanations for each participant.

“Don’t miss this opportunity. Your student can sign up in the counselor’s office,” a spokesman said.

ECRW to host art show and sale

The Ellis County Republican Women will host an art show and sale on Saturday, April 9, at the Ennis National Bank Event Center, 116 W. Ennis Ave. Local artists are invited to submit their art for entry with categories including oil, acrylic, water media or drawing, and sculpture in a variety of media.

Artists are required to pre-register by March 25. Entry fee is $10 per judged item and proceeds go towards Ellis County community outreach programs such as the Dictionary Project for third-graders, the Constitution Day Project for fifth-graders and the scholarship program for high school seniors. Ribbons will be awarded in each category for first, second, third and honorable mention with a special ECRW President’s Award for the crowd favorite.

Artists with judged entries will also have the opportunity to display other pieces of their work for show or sale. Judging will begin at 3 p.m. and the event will open to the public at 5 p.m. with the awards presentation and live auction at 6:30 p.m.

To obtain more information or request an entry form for the event, contact Kim Garlitz at 972-923-9208 or kim.garlitz@gmail.com.

‘The Ten Things I Love About You’

Shakespeare’s famous battle-of-the-sexes farce, “The Ten Things I Love About You,” will be performed by the student drama group, The Navarro College Players, at 7:45 p.m. April 15 and 16, on the Navarro College Midlothian campus.

The traditional boy meets girl, boy cannot have girl (until older shrewish sister is married), and boy gets girl underscores this timeless commedia dell’arte style. Once again, Midlothian resident playwright, Terence Wilde, has successfully abridged Shakespeare’s original, “Taming of the Shrew,” into an hour-long and updated version. 

“Terence Wilde’s plays are funny and provocative,” remarks Navarro College professor of English, Dr. Steve Thompson. “He has the uncanny knack of getting to the point while maintaining the theme, and his Shakespearean abridgments are easily understood by modern audiences. The drama students here at Navarro should also be commended for their fine work.”

Join The Navarro College Players for an evening of fun, reveling and romance. For more information, call 972-775-7200.

Senior Prom

Don’t miss Senior/Senior Prom at the Waxahachie Senior Center, 122 Park Hills Drive in Waxahachie. With a theme of “Classic Vegas,” the prom will be held from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Tickets are $5 each and are now on sale. Dress will be Sunday or formal attire.