Waxahachie’s Old Fashioned Singing Project to host first concerts

The first weekend of concerts at Waxahachie’s Old Fashioned Singing in the historic Chautauqua Auditorium will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 (3-7 p.m.). Tickets for the concerts and “dinner on the grounds” are available at the project website (www.WaxaOFS.com) and by phone at 972-923-2709. Ellis County residents will receive a $5 discount by entering “LOCAL” as the coupon code.

The hour-and-a-half concerts of southern congregational music will be presented five weekends throughout the year; all concerts are identical. Tickets are available for concert only and for concert with dinner catered by Babe’s Chicken.

SJCS open house

Are you looking for a school that teaches preschool-eighth grade, with strong and challenging academics, a strong fine arts program, where students, teachers and parents work together in a student friendly and safe environment? 

Open enrollment for the surrounding community is under way at St. Joseph Catholic School, 506 E. Marvin, Waxahachie.

Now is the time to tour the school and meet the faculty and staff while openings are still available. 

If you prefer an individual tour, contact Maribeth May, SJCS development director, at 972-937-9557 or 972-937-0956 or e-mail mmay@stjswaxtx.org.  ?

Ellis County cleanup week

Ellis County commissioners have a limited number of vouchers to distribute toward its next weeklong cleanup event in March starting Saturday, March 26, and running through Saturday, April 2. Ellis County residents will be able to dispose of household trash, furniture, mattresses, yard debris and other similar items – as well as a limited number of passenger tires and e-waste items — at no cost to participants.

As the date gets closer, detailed information will be posted on the county website at www.co.ellis.tx.us – or call the Ellis County Fire Marshal’s Office at 972-825-5555.

St. Patrick’s Day crafts at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library presents St. Patrick’s Day crafts for children ages 4-10. The event will feature children making Leprechauns and Pots of Gold. The program will be presented from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 5.

“Come have fun getting creative at the library,” a spokesman said.

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.

Covington to address Ellis County

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.

The genealogy meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.