‘Guys and Dolls’

Midlothian High School theater will present the musical, “Guys and Dolls,” at 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 29-Feb. 1 in the school auditorium. General admission tickets are $7 and may be purchased in Meadows Library. Reserved seats are $10 and may be purchased in MHS theater room 411 or online at www.seatyourself.biz/mhs.

Valentine Lock-in

The third annual Valentines Lock-in at Stage Door School of Dance, 106 N. 8th St. in Midlothian will keep children all night while their parents party. Drop off begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 with pickup by 9:30 a.m.

Cost is $35 per child. Dinner, a giant pizza party, and breakfast will be provided.

Proceeds will benefit the “Born Free Animal Sanctuary.” www.bornfreeusa.org

For more information, call Laurie Trees Flores at 972-775-8199, 214-675-5420 or 972-723-8199.

Dallas Pottery Invitational announces show dates

The Dallas Pottery Invitational will be held April 3-5 at the Janette Kennedy Gallery, 1409 South Lamar St. in Dallas. The opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 3.

For more information, call 214-649-9004 or visit http://dallaspotteryinvitational.com.

Charmers Dance Extravaganza

Waxahachie High School Cherokee Charmers will hold their annual Dance Extravaganza in January.

Girls ages 5-15 are invited to attend. No prior dance experience is necessary. Practice dates are Jan. 20, 22 and 26 with the performance at the Lady Indians varsity basketball game Jan. 27.

Registration forms are available at all Waxahachie ISD schools or online at http://www.hs.wisd.org/clubs/charmers/default.htm.

For more information, contact Lindsay Markert at 972-923-4600 ext. 124 or lmarkert@wisd.org.

Jazz Café tickets available

On Jan. 31, the Waxahachie Civic Center will again be filled with the sights and sounds that accompany the Jazz Café: candlelight, dinner and dancing to the music of the Waxahachie Jazz Orchestra. 

Attendees will be treated to the cool strains of jazz accompanied by hot licks from an upright bass while enjoying an elegant dinner followed by dancing to the sounds of big band music and swing with surroundings reminiscent of the jazz cafés of years gone by. 

“A $25 ticket will guarantee an elegant dinner followed by decadent desserts and coffee,” said Rich Armstrong, director of the Waxahachie Jazz Orchestra. “Then, around 8 p.m., the jazz orchestra will take the stage and provide music perfect for dancing  — big band, swing and even a salsa number or two. And, of course, don’t forget the Music Theatre Singers will be entertaining us as well.”

All proceeds from the event go directly into the Waxahachie ISD band program, benefiting all students in band grade six through grade 12. 

Tickets for the Jazz Café’ are available through Jan. 25 at Bealls, Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, Waxahachie Daily Light, Waxahachie High School band office and Waxahachie.

Quilling for teens

Teens, ages 13-18, will make Valentine cards using the art of quilling from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Learn the ancient art technique that is gaining popularity today. Snacks provided.