Ennis Public Library

Library hours

Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Thursday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Storytimes

Monday - day care centers

Tuesday - children’s day out

Wednesday - 3- and 4-year-olds at 10 a.m.; 2-year-olds at 10:30 a.m.

Friends of the Ennis Public Library are now accepting donations. Leave books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and tapes at the library, 501 W. Ennis Ave.

Items of Interest

Navarro College is offering free English as a second language courses for the 2006-2007 school year. Classes are offered from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Ennis High School, 1405 Lake Bardwell Drive, and from 5-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday at Waxahachie High School, 1000 N. U.S. Highway 77. For more information, call (903) 875-7464 or 1-800-NAVARRO. Visit online at http://www.navarrocollege.edu/abe.

Ellis County Aggie Moms exists to support Aggie students, each other and Texas A&M University. The club helps to keep families of Aggies informed of upcoming events in College Station, the opportunity to get to know fellow Aggie moms and to have fun.

For more information about Aggie Moms, contact Kerri Gleason, club president, at kgleason1@peoplepc.com or by calling (972) 935-0199.

East Side Church of Christ, 607 Martin Luther King Blvd., is offering family counseling at 6 p.m. for children and 7 p.m. for adults each Thursday. For more information, call Alex Weir at (619) 997-6968.

Outreach Health Services Ennis WIC Clinic, 2604 N. Kaufman St., Suite 3, will offer Texas Health Steps Exams from 8 a.m.-noon and from 1-5 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Current Medicaid and shot record is required. For information, call (972) 875-0285.

Cowboy Church of Ennis schedule includes team roping at 7 p.m. every Tuesday and barrel and pole practice at 7 p.m. every Thursday.

Golden Circle Activity Center for senior citizens is located at 1700 N. Floyd St. Executive director is Mary Nell Glaspy. For more information, call (972) 875-6101.

Ennis ISD board of trustees meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the administration building, 303 W. Knox. Call (972) 875-9027.

Ennis City Commission meets at 6 p.m. in workshop, with the regular meeting at 7 the first and third Monday of each month at city hall, 115 W. Brown St.

Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Baylorworx in Northgate Plaza. Anyone interested in improving his or her public speaking skills is invited.

Ellis County Republican Women meet at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, 102 YMCA Drive.

The Democratic Men meet at 9 a.m. every Friday at the Democratic Party Headquarters, 215 E. Main St., Waxahachie.

The Texas Democratic Women of Ellis County meet every third Saturday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Democratic Headquarters at 215 E. Main Street in Waxahachie.

DrinkingLiberally

People who are passionate about progressive politics are invited to DrinkingLiberally, a national, informal get-together “promoting democracy, one pint at a time,” according to Nathalie Guyol, local host. “We have no officers, no agenda and no speeches — just a great time talking about the world we live in and events of the week.”

The Waxahachie chapter, one of 200 around the country and 10 in Texas, meets at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at College Street Pub. Newcomers are welcome, no reservations are needed, and there is no charge to join. For more information, visit www.drinkingliberally.org or call (972) 935-9491.

The Ennis Opry meets at 7 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Bardwell Community Center, located at 504 Waxahachie Ave. in Bardwell, featuring local artists, gospel and country/western music. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. This is a non-alcoholic event. Concessions are available. For more information, call (972) 875-8905.

The Bristol Volunteer Fire Department board of directors meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the fire station. The public is invited to attend.

VFW Post 7106, 3100 N. Kaufman St., hosts games of 42 from 6-11 p.m. each Saturday. No charge.

VFW Post 7106 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at 3100 N. Kaufman St. The group is accepting new members and encourages interested parties to contact the VFW post for more information. Members must have a relative that served in a foreign war.

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at First United Methodist Church.

SPJST Lodge No. 25 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. Call (972) 875-5571.

Ennis Woodworkers Club meets from 7-10 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the junior high vocational building. Call (972) 875-3376 or (972) 878-0985.

Bluebonnet Patches Quilt Friendship Group meets at 9 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. McKinney. The group also meets the third Thursday of each month for “sit and sew.” For more information, call (972) 875-1001.

“Changing the Community from the Inside Out” meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Ennis State Bank, 815 W. Ennis Ave. Meeting locations are subject to change. For more information, call Christine Rowe at (972) 342-7319 or pastor E.L. Gilmore at (214) 929-5060.

Ennis Rebekah Lodge No. 104 meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursdays at the IOOF Hall on South Kaufman Street.

IOOF Lodge No. 227 meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the IOOF Hall on South Kaufman Street.

Ennis Church of God invites the community to Wednesday services and activities beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call (972) 875-9710.

The Texas Department of State Health Services holds childhood immunization clinics from 10:30 a.m.-noon and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. every first Monday at Ferris First Baptist Church, 304 W. 5th St. and from 2-5:30 p.m. every first Wednesday at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Ennis, 1211 S. Clay. For more information, call (903) 425-6969 or 1-800-746-8748. Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on household income. Call (972) 932-2038 for an appointment.

Early Childhood PTA meets from 9:30-11 a.m. second Wednesday of the month at First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin, Waxahachie. For more information, call (972) 923-2494.

Women’s Resource Center, 900 W. Ennis Ave., Suite 119, is accepting donations of baby-related items. For more information, call (972) 878-0784.

The Methodist Active Adult Group meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. For more information, call (972) 875-7491.

The Friends of the Library will host a Family Fun Night at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Ennis Public Library. The event will feature entertainment for the entire family. For more information, call (972) 875-5360.

Volunteers at the Trinity United Methodist Church are inviting everyone to visit their clothes closet, where clothes, shoes, and other items are available for needy families. The closet is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Donations are also accepted. The church is located at 1500 S. Hall St., Ennis. For more information, call (972) 878-7464.

Helping Hands of Ennis Spirit of Sharing Thrift Store hours are from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

All Ennis churches, clubs, fraternal halls, service groups and organizations can submit community-related events to the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau for consideration for display on the monitors at the Ennis Wal-Mart check-out counters. For more information, contact the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau at (972) 878-4748 or fax the information to (972) 875-1018.

The St. John class of 1977 has planned a reunion in June and is looking for graduates and classmates. If you were a member of the class of 1977 or know someone that was, e-mail contact information to STJ_1977@hotmail.com

The EHS class of 1987 is looking for fellow classmates. If you or someone you know was a class member, e-mail contact information to ehs_1987@hotmail.com. If anyone is interested in helping to plan and organize the event, e-mail the above address.

Helping Hands of Ennis is in need of food and staple items for their outreach program. Donations of protein sources such as tuna, peanut butter, canned meats, powdered milk and any other items would be appreciated.

The St. John booster club is looking for donations for their sidewalk sale that will be held in June. Gently used furniture, toys, clothes, books, et cetera, would be greatly appreciated. The booster club will pick up items if necessary. Contact (972) 762-1385.

Volunteers are needed as part of the Ennis Regional Medical Center’s care team. Duties include working at the information desk, distributing magazines and assisting staff as needed. For more information, contact Billie at (972) 875-5343 or Marvin at (972) 875-3686.

Family First Hospice needs volunteers for the Ennis, Ovilla, Red Oak, Ferris, Midlothian, Venus, Corsicana, Bloomingrove, Desoto and Cedar Hill areas. Everyone is encouraged to share their free time with those in need, whether it is sitting with a patient that is ill or running errands for someone who is housebound. Contact Margie Norum at (972) 878-2273 or (972) 921-1550 for more information.

Calendar of events

May 31 - The 9th annual Bloomin’ Bluebonnet photo contest, sponsored by the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau ends. Anyone wishing to submit a bluebonnet photo in one of three categories may contact the ECVB for more information prior to the deadline. E-mail ennis4u@swbell.net or call (972) 878-4748 for more information.

June 1-2 - The 5th annual historic Preston St. garage sale will be held in the Templeton-McCanless district. For more information, call (972) 875-2696.

June 2 - The descendants of the brothers; Vince, Joe, Thomas and Frank Darilek and sister, Emilie Darilek Pavlicek and cousin, William Darilek will hold a reunion at the American Legion Hall in Flatonia. The hall is located on US Hwy 90, east of the town. The reunion begins at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Ron Kocian at (361) 550-0187.

June 3 - Arena family ride night to be held at the Cowboy Church of Ennis. Everyone is invited to attend.

June 4 - The 8th annual Cowboy Church of Ennis Children’s Vacation Bible School will be held. Children in kindergarten through the sixth grade are invited to attend from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Transportation is available, call in advance to reserve a spot. (972) 872 9118.

June 5 - The Southern Pacific Sunbeam Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. All railroaders, retired and working, their families, friends and those who are train lovers are invited to join the fun and fellowship while enjoying a dutch lunch at the Ennis Corral.

June 8-July 1 - Ennis Public Theatre presents “Sylvia.” For more information, call (972) 878-PLAY or visit www.ennispublictheatre.com.

June 14 - Dialogue, a cancer support group, will meet at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Red Oak, 600 W. Red Oak Road. For more information, call (972) 617-9100.

June 15 - The Carver Alumni Association will hold a roast of alumni member Otto Carroll at the SPJST Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from any alumni member or at the door the evening of the event.

June 16 - The George Washington Carver Association reunion will hold its annual banquet at the SPJST hall on E. Hwy 34 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Chante Barnes Prox, daughter of Carver alums Willie and Margie Ware Barnes. Tickets available from association members or at the door.

June 16 - Ennis Mount Zion Baptist Church Brotherhood will hold a father/son luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church, 800 E. Freeman St. Keynote speaker is pastor R. L. Gant. For more information, call (972) 875-5972 or (469) 658-6983.