1. Legends, ghost stories and history come alive on the Waxahachie Haunted History tours in downtown. For two hours, and a walk around the square an individual will hear famous tales from the man who has done all the research behind the stories — Doug Reid. Stops on the tour include The Rogers Hotel, the Ellis County Courthouse and local shops. The tour is informative, exciting and a bit spooky.
For more information, like Waxahachie Haunted History Tours on Facebook or log onto Waxahachie ghosttours.com or call 972-921-5517 to schedule a tour. — Ashley Ford
2. What happens when you combine soft, fresh cookies and cold Blue Bell ice cream? You get a Pokey-O, and this weekend you have a chance to purchase your own for a good cause. Come by ClinPoint Trials this weekend in Waxahachie to purchase Pokey-O’s from chocolate chip to snickerdoodle, where a portion of proceeds will go towards the Alzheimer's Association. 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at 100 Professional Place. Pokey-O prices range from one dollar to $7. — David Dunn
3. The Waxahachie Symphony Association kicks off their 2018 - 2019 Season with the renowned Miró Quartet. Hailed by the New York Times as possessing “explosive vigor and technical finesse,” the colorful and dynamic Miró Quartet is one of America’s highest-profile chamber groups on the international music scene. This quartet captivates audiences and critics around the world with their fiery intensity and fresh perspective.
Concert Ticket prices are: Adult $20, College Student $8, SAGU Faculty/Staff/Students and Children are always free.
4. The big movies opening this weekend are “The Predator” rated R, yet another film in the sci-fi horror franchise about what happens when a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth; “A Simple Favor” a comedic thriller based on the best-selling book about Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town; “White Boy Rick” rated R, the story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison; and the PG-13 rated biographical drama “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” a sequel to 2014′s “Unbroken” that chronicles Louis Zamperini following his return from World War II and his conversion to evangelical Christianity after attending one of Billy Graham’s church revivals.
3. Celebrate National Play-Doh Day on Sunday by sculpting your favorite animal out of the popular modeling clay. Did you know that Play-Doh was first sold as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s? The original off-white colored formula — composed of flour, water, salt, boric acid and mineral oil— easily removed soot and dirt when rolled on walls..