Celebrating Breastfeeding Month

The local Outreach Health Services office invites every pregnant and breastfeeding mom and their families to join it at a celebration of Texas Breastfeeding Month at 3:15 or 4 p.m. Aug. 4. The office is located at 110 Amanda Lane, Waxahachie. For more information or to RSVP, call 972-937-4777.

Blood drive

The Waxahachie Rotary Club is sponsoring a blood drive through Carter BloodCare from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Waxahachie Civic Center parking lot. All donors will receive a free cholesterol check and a T-shirt.  Photo ID is required. Sign up online at www.carterbloodcare.org, referencing DRV0328873, or call Peggy Spalding at 972-938-7345 to schedule a donation time. 

Walkups are welcome, but those with appointments will be seen first. Blood donors save lives. For more information, call Carter BloodCare at 1-800-DONATE-4.

Blood drive

The Waxahachie Daily Light will host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made in advance by calling Rachael Loftis at 469-517-1442.

Free shot clinics

Free immunization shots for babies and for children attending school will be given at 507 N. U.S. Highway 77 from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Shots will also be given from10 a.m.-noon and from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 and from10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Turner Learning Center, located at 614 Getzandaner.

For additional information, call Kris Rencher at 972-923-4680.

Walking for Hope

Walking for Hope Clinic of Ellis County will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 3, at the walking trail at Getzendaner Park. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. with a $25 registration fee. A team with 10 members can get a discounted rate of $200.The event will include goodie bags, T-shirts, bounce houses, car show and live entertainment.

For more information, contact Linda Chamberland at lkchamb@cnbcom.net.