Rotary to meet

The Rotary Club of Waxahachie meets at noon Thursday, May 17, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. The program is entitled “America’s Crisis: Troubled Teens - At-Risk Youth” by Roy Teague.

Teen Book Club

This month the Nicholas P. Sims Library Teen Book Club is meeting from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, to discuss “Pretties” by Scott Westerfeld.

“If you liked ‘Uglies’ you will love this second book of the trilogy,” a spokesman said. “Come join us and give us your thoughts on the book.”

Pee-Wee cheerleader signups

Pee-wee cheerleader signups for girls in first through sixth grade are from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, May 18, in the Waxahachie High School parking lot, with returning girls to register from 9-10:30 a.m. and new girls to register from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Registration fees are $100. Only cash and money orders are accepted and registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information, call (972) 937-6879 or e-mail kwebbstewart@msn.com.

Pancake breakfast

The Palmer High School drill team, the Show Stoppers, will have a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 19, at the school. There will be a basket auction, door prizes and a dance show. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling Tabatha Baker at (972) 449-3138.

The 2007-2008 school year will be the Show Stopper’s first year and all proceeds will go toward the purchase of uniforms.

Green and White Classic BBQ

The Waxahachie QB Club will sponsor its annual H-E-B Green and White Classic barbecue from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 19. The barbecue, which will include barbecue brisket, potato salad, beans, bread, onions and pickles, will be held in conjunction with a seven-on-seven tournament. Tickets are $6 each with all proceeds benefiting the club to sustain a level of excellence that has led to four district championships in the past five years. The supplies have been donated by the local H-E-B store. The club has contributed in excess of $140,000 in the past seven years to the improvement of the facilities and equipment, as well as $21,000 in scholarships for the athletes of the football program. Club volunteers will donate their time and the support of our student athletes is greatly appreciated.

Contact a Waxahachie football player, coach or club officer for a ticket or for more information, call (972) 923-4606.

Blood drive

Eta Omega will hold a blood drive for Carter BloodCare on Saturday, May 19, at the Ellis County Diagnostic Clinic parking lot, 501 N. U.S. Highway 77, Waxahachie. Donors receive a free T-shirt and a chance to win a free night at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine and a seven-day Royal Caribbean cruise. For more information, contact Patti Junkin at (972) 935-8655.

Bristol Stomp

The Bristol Volunteer Fire Department will host its third annual Bristol Stomp dinner and dance on Saturday, May 19, at the fire station.

A barbecue dinner will be served from 6-8 p.m. Local band, Wild Card, will provide music for dancing and listening enjoyment from 7-11 p.m.

There will be door prizes, a silent, white elephant auction, a dunking booth, bounce house and plenty of fun for all.

The Bristol VFD serves Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 7.

Tickets for the event are $10 per adult and $5 for children younger than age 12. Advance tickets are available at the Bristol General Store or by calling Lisa Edwards at (972) 846-2944. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Adoption information meeting

A China and international adoptions information meeting at Nicholas P. Sims Library is set for 2-4 p.m. May 19. The meeting is free and open to the public. Anyone interested attending or learning more can contact Libby Randall at Hope Cottage at (214) 526-8721 or adoption@hopecottage.org. Hope Cottage is a not for profit agency.

Play day

The Wagon Wheel Saddle Club will hold a play day at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, with a rain out day scheduled for Saturday, May 26. The cost is $2 per event and all ages are welcome.

The arena is located at 1806 Bear Creek in Cedar Hill.

For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/wagonwheel or call club president James Logan at (972) 223-6119.

Open house

Century 21 Judge Fite Company and 60 other Century 21 offices in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area will conduct an open house weekend Sunday, May 20, featuring about 600 open houses.

The weekend will provide consumers with the opportunity to see several properties of interest at the same time and the chance to win free gas for a year by attending and filling out an entry form at any of the participating events.

For more information, call (817) 804-3282 or visit online at www.CENTURY21JudgeFite.com.

Summer day camp

Spring Creek Baptist Church will begin registration for summer day camp will begin Monday, May 21, for children ages 4-11. Camp will begin May 29 and run through Aug. 24. For more information, call the church at (972) 938-7729.

Walk Across Texas

The grand finale for Walk Across Texas will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Fine Arts Center at Waxahachie High School. At the event, awards will be presented for the team that logged the most miles during the eight-week period, for the individual that walked the most, and all participating will receive a certificate of completion. For more information, contact the county Extension Service office, 701 S. Interstate 35 E, Suite 3, Waxahachie, call (972) 825-5175 or e-mail rmhodges@ag.tamu.edu.

Community forum

A community forum is slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Graham Street Church of Christ, 304 Graham St. The meeting, open to the community, will be held in conjunction with the monthly meeting of the Waxahachie chapter of the NAACP.

Student information sessions

The Navarro College Waxahachie campus will offer a student information session, including application procedures, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in room 121.

Eligible attendees can complete an application for admissions and learn about the financial aid and scholarship options available to them. Financial aid programs are available for students to help meet college expenses - eligibility will be determined once a Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been submitted and processed by the Federal Department of Education. Items to bring to the session include proof of residency (driver’s license), transcripts (high school, college, GED), and any assessment tests completed (unless otherwise exempt, THEA, Compass). For more information, contact the campus at (972) 937-7612, or visit the Web site at www.navarrocollege.edu.

Relay fund-raiser

The Ellis County Relay for Life is sponsoring a fund-raiser with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

First prize is a $300 Visa gift card. Second prize includes four Texas Ranger baseball tickets with a parking pass. Third prize includes two Stars hockey tickets with a parking pass. Fourth, fifth and sixth prizes include a $100 gift card from Lowes, a $100 gift card from Belk’s and five hours of free limousine service donated by A Luxury Limo 4 U. Seventh prize is an appliance basket from H-E-B which includes a toaster, coffee maker, blender, coffee grinder and slow cooker. Eighth prize is an entertainment basket from Hastings. The basket includes a computer game, board game and gift certificate.

Tickets are $1 and are available from any committee or team member.

This year’s Ellis County Relay for Life will be June 8-9 at Maypearl High School football field.

Contact Mitchell at (972) 938-8559 for more information about this fund-raiser or further information about the Ellis County Relay for Life.

GED graduation

Contact Sina Taimanao at (903) 875-7464 or 7460 before Wednesday, May 30, to participate in the GED graduation ceremony at Navarro College, set for Friday, June 8. All those who passed their GED during the 2006-2007 school year and reside in Navarro, Ellis, Limestone or Freestone counties are invited to participate in this ceremony.

Relay for Life

The Ellis County Relay for Life will hold its team captain meeting on Thursday, May 31, in the Red Oak Municipal Building, 200 Lakeview Parkway, Red Oak. Captains may register, make changes or turn in donations from 6:30-7 p.m. The general meeting will begin at 7.

All team captains for the 2007 Relay are urged to be in attendance. Anyone interested in learning more about Relay is urged to attend.

This year’s theme is “Fairy Tales - Making Dreams Come True … One Cure at a Time.”

The 11th annual Ellis County Relay for Life is set for June 8-9 at the Maypearl High School football field.

Contact Mary Ruth Mitchell, event co-chair, at (972) 938-8559 for more information about Relay for Life. To learn more about registering a team, contact Suzanne Baty at (972) 351-9558.

Pancake breakfast fly-in

The annual Mid-Way Regional Airport pancake breakfast fly-in will be held from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, June 2. Breakfast tickets are $5 and children younger than age 8 are free with each paying adult. Admission and parking are free.

The event will feature classic airplanes and fighters, plane rides/discovery flights, remote control model flyers, the Classic Swing Band, Midlothian Classic Wheels and other attractions.

For more information, call (972) 923-0080 or visit online at www.mid-wayregional.com.

Paint Historic Waxahachie

Paint Historic Waxahachie will be held Saturday, June 2, around the courthouse square in coordination with the Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes. Paint Historic Waxahachie is an activity of the Ellis County Art Association. The event is free and spectators are welcome to observe and interact with the artists. A 90-minute “quick draw” competition will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. The artwork produced during the competition will be sold at the live auction at the courthouse immediately after. Proceeds will benefit the Ellis County Art Museum.

For an event schedule and list of artists, call (972) 937-3414, e-mail ecaa@sbcglobal.net or visit online at www.elliscountyart.net.

GED graduation

GED graduation ceremony will be held Friday, June 8, in the Dawson Auditorium at the Navarro College - Corsicana campus.

Play day

The Wagon Wheel Saddle Club will hold a play day at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, with a rain out day scheduled for Saturday, June 30. The cost is $2 per event and all ages are welcome.

The arena is located at 1806 Bear Creek in Cedar Hill.

For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/wagonwheel or call club president James Logan at (972) 223-6119.

Charmer leadership camp

The Cherokee Charmers will hold a dance/leadership camp with Showtime International on June 10-12.

Blood drive

The Waxahachie H-E-B will host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in the store parking lot. First-time donors must have a photo ID. For more information, call Linda Waisath at (972) 923-2283.

Charmer camp

The Cherokee Charmers will hold a choreography camp with American Dance Drill Team from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2 in Williams Gymnasium at Waxahachie High School.

Charmer home camp

The Cherokee Charmers will hold a home camp from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 6-9 in the little gym at Waxahachie High School. Team photographs will be taken Aug. 10.

Blood drive

The Waxahachie H-E-B will host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in the store parking lot. First-time donors must have a photo ID. For more information, call Linda Waisath at (972) 923-2283.

Blood drive

The Waxahachie H-E-B will host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the store parking lot. First-time donors must have a photo ID. For more information, call Linda Waisath at (972) 923-2283.

Blood drive

The Waxahachie H-E-B will host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, in the store parking lot. First-time donors must have a photo ID. For more information, call Linda Waisath at (972) 923-2283.