Mosquito spraying

The city of Waxahachie vector control will spray for mosquitoes from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Aug. 28 within these boundaries: Quadrant 4 from Broadhead Road/Farley Street east to jurisdictional city limits south to East U.S. Highway 287 and Highway 287 Bypass; from Howard Road north to South College Street and Main Street north to Kaufman Street and East Marvin.

If there are any questions regarding spraying, call the city’s environmental health department at (972) 937-7330, ext. 151, or the vector control office at (972) 937-8389.

Small Creations enrolling

Small Creations Development Center, 200 Parks School House Road, is enrolling for the fall. Age-appropriate programs and services are offered for ages 4 months through 12.

For more information, call (469) 245-7396.

Vendor registration

Vendor registration has begun for Midlothian Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fall Festival.

This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, on George Hopper Road and will include arts and crafts, food, live entertainment and martial arts demonstrations.

Other events include the chamber’s 5K race.

Vendor booths are available for $50 without electricity and $100 with electricity and water for chamber members and nonprofit organizations. Others can reserve a booth for $60 without electricity and $110 with electricity and water.

Booth space is on a first-come, first-served basis with payment received and only one vendor per booth is permitted.

For more information, call the chamber at (972) 723-8600 or e-mail info@midlothianchamber.org. Applications can also be downloaded at www.midlothianchamber.org.

Reassembly Luncheon

All women of the community and women’s club members are invited to attend the Reassembly Luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Woman’s Building, 407 W. Jefferson St., Waxahachie.

Clubs include the Shakespeare, Century, DAR, Gingerbread Homemakers, Mothers and Garden. PJ Searsy will present the program, a dramatic presentation of “The Real Thing.”

Tickets are $12.50 each. Mail checks to Shawnee Harding, 200 Overhill Drive, Waxahachie, TX 75165.

Belles and beaus signups

The Waxahachie Symphony Association announces the opportunity for all interested Ellis County high school seniors to participate in the 2007-2008 Symphony Belles and Beaus Program, which is through the Waxahachie Symphony Association.

The program is designed for senior students interested in developing an appreciation of the arts, community service and social/life skills.

For the 2007-2008 year, the fee will be $300, which includes a $75 family subscription to the Waxahachie Symphony Association and a $225 participation fee. The fee covers the costs of all activities, as well as the cost of the belle or beau’s gala ticket.

For more information, call Cindy Hess at (972) 814-3621.

Summer Moonlight Movies

The city of Waxahachie Main Street Program is sponsoring a series of free movies that will be shown Friday nights in the historic downtown. The movies will be projected onto the side of the Plaid Donkey, located at the corner of Franklin and College streets. Start time for the movie is 9 p.m.

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will finish out the series Aug. 24. The movie is rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

The Lions Club will be on hand to provide refreshments. Members will sell popcorn, snow cones and water.

“Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and come downtown for a night of family friendly fun,” a spokesman said.

Play day

The Wagon Wheel Saddle Club will host a three-event play day at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. For information, see www.freewebs.com/wagonwheel or call Amber Parker at (972) 217-2602.

Summer day camp

Spring Creek Baptist Church is offering a summer day camp for children ages 4-11 through Aug. 24. For more information, call the church at (972) 938-7729.

Project Graduation

Project Graduation will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27, in the high school cafeteria. All interested senior parents are invited to attend and start planning the safe, alcohol-free all-night party for the graduating class of 2008.

‘The Music Man’ auditions

Auditions for Waxahachie Community Theatre’s presentation of “The Music Man” will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, for children ages 8-14. Adults, ages 15 and up, may audition at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28.

Call backs will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the same location. Auditions will be conducted at Red Oak ‘s First United Methodist Church, 600 Red Oak Road, and the first few weeks of rehearsal, beginning Sept. 10, will be at that location.

The cast then moves to the Chautauqua Auditorium in Waxahachie for the final month of preparation. Show dates are Oct. 26-28 in the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park.

There will be a pianist present at auditions. Those auditioning are asked to bring sheet music and prepare one verse and chorus of any song. They may also use a recorded music track but must bring their own CD player. There will be cold readings from the script and all parts are open.

A large chorus of males and females is needed as well as teens who can sing and dance. Volunteers to assist with set construction and painting, costuming, prop gathering and other tasks are always welcomed.

Call PJ Searsy at (972) 723-6976 for more information or visit the theatre’s Web site at www.waxahachiecommunitytheatre.com.

A large chorus of males and females is needed as well as teens who can sing and dance. Volunteers to assist with set construction and painting, costuming, prop gathering and other tasks are always welcomed.

Call PJ Searsy at (972) 723-6976 for more information or visit the theatre’s Web site at www.waxahachiecommunitytheatre.com.

Ellis County Early Childhood PTA

Ellis County Early Childhood PTA will hold its annual Popsicles in the Park event at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at Getzendaner Park.

Membership is open to parents, expectant parents, grandparents and guardians of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Activities include opportunities to socialize and programs.

For more information, e-mail ECECPTAmembership@hotmail.com.

United Way campaign kick-off

The annual community wide campaign kick-off for the United Way of West Ellis County is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. The Waxahachie Rotary Club will host the kick-off, with the community invited to attend.

For more information on the United Way of West Ellis County or to make a donation, contact executive director Richard Norman at (972) 723-9280.

Zooniversity

Zooniversity is coming back to Nicholas P. Sims Library from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, with a program for adults ages 18 and older. The program will be held in the meeting room on first floor of library.

Zooniversity is a traveling wildlife education company that introduces adults to the world of exotic animals through more than 600 zoology enrichment classes, stage shows and exhibits each year. Zooniversity is privately owned, fully insured and federally licensed by the USDA.

Those wanting to attend are asked to sign up at the front desk or call (972) 937-2671 as seating is limited.

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.

Trail ride

The Waxahachie Steppers will host their first trail ride Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at 305 S. Oak Branch Road, Waxahachie.

The gate opens at 2 p.m. Friday, with a fish fry and campout. The Saturday gate opens at 9 a.m., with the trail ride at 3 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person, with children younger than age 10 admitted free.

Activities include cards, dominoes, dance contest, bounce house and entertainment by a live disc jockey. Food and drinks will be sold

For more information, call Micheal West at (972) 921-2816, Cherry McKenzie at (972) 921-0144 or Joplin West at (214) 205-1813.

No dirt bikes or four-wheelers allowed. The event is not responsible for accidents.

Caribbean cruise

Reservations are being taken for a February 2008 Caribbean cruise to benefit the Gingerbread House children’s advocacy center. The cruise is sponsored by Blue Knights XXI, a law enforcement motorcycle club. The seven-day trip from Galveston will include stops in Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The community is invited to participate.

Book the cruise by calling (817) 283-2461 and asking for the Gingerbread House/Blue Knights XXI cruise.

Memorial golf tournament

The RBI Club invites the community to participate in the second annual “Classic Country” Mike O’Daniel Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Oct. 15 at the Waxahachie Country Club. The annual event is staged to support WHS baseball.

The $85 entry fee per player includes cart, green fee and lunch. There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

There are sponsorship opportunities as well.

For more information, contact Russell Phillips at (972) 351-2215 or russell.phillips@swst.com.

Senior center cruise

The Waxahachie Senior Citizens Center invites the public to join it on a Western Caribbean cruise departing Nov. 3 from Galveston and returning Nov. 8. The cost is $499 per person for an inside cabin and $599 per person for an outside cabin. For more information, call the center at (972) 937-8271.

“The cruise is not a fund-raiser but an opportunity for a fun-filled vacation,” a spokesman said.

SeptemberFest

Common Ground Ministries is hosting its first SeptemberFest picnic at 604 E. Parks from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 8 for an afternoon of old-fashioned fun. There will be a live remote by KBEC, barbecue and all the fixings, cakewalks and live entertainment. Tickets are $5 and children younger than age 10 eat free.

For more information, call Common Ground Ministries at (972) 923-2224.

College Day

High school students and their parents are invited to attend College Day at Palmer High School from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 17. Several universities, colleges and tech schools from across the United States will be in attendance.

For more information, call school counselors Jackie Ivison-Minchew and Rhonda Gradberg at (972) 449-3487.

Oktoberfest

The fourth annual St. Joseph Catholic School Oktoberfest will be Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Ellis County Youth Expo, located at 2300 W. U.S. Highway 287 Bypass in Waxahachie.

The event will kick-off with the second annual 5K and Fun Run, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. Game and vendor booths will open at 10 a.m., with performances and entertainment throughout the day. Events include a karaoke contest, washer tournament, back off, silent auction and drawings.

All proceeds benefit St. Joseph Catholic School.

To enter the 5K and Fun Run, karaoke contest, bake off, to reserve a booth or for more information, visit www.oktoberfestwaxahachie.com.

Waxahachie Bridal Extravaganza

The fourth annual Waxahachie Bridal Extravaganza will be held from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Vendor applications are now being accepted. For more information, call April Ortiz or Jeanee Smiles at (972) 938-3434.

Annual chamber auction

The 2007 Waxahachie Annual Chamber Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

For more information, call (972) 937-2390.

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.