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 Tuesd 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 etc would be greatly appreciated. The booster club will pick up items if necessary. Contact (972) 762-1385

Calendar of events

May 10 - Winnie Chapter No. 160, O.E.S. will hold their regular scheduled meeting. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at 209 N. Dallas.

May 11 - The Ennis Chamber of Commerce will hold a Teacher Appreciation celebration at Hometown Chiropractic & Rehab from 6-8 p.m. at 112 S. McKinney.

Through May 12 - The Ennis Memorial Cemetery Association is holding a “penny a pound” fundraiser to aid the clean up of the cemetery located behind the old football stadium. Anyone wishing to help with donations, may contact Lillian McCullar at (469) 245-8205.

Through May 13 - Ennis Public Theatre presents “Godspell.” For more information, call (972) 878-PLAY or visit the website at www.ennispublictheatre.com.

May 12- The Ennis Memorial Cemetery Association will sponsor an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at 1010 N.E. Main, (inside Hair Affair). All proceeds to benefit street improvements for the Ennis Memorial Cemetery. Ticket price is $3.50. Tickets may be purchased from board members or donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 8966, Ennis, TX 75119. For more information, contact Shirley Watson at (972) 875-9584.

May 15 - In honor of National Nursing Home week, Odd Fellow and Rebekah Nursing Home is having an open house from 2-4 p.m. There will be entertainment and refreshments will be served.

May 15 - The Ennis Chamber of Commerce will hold graduation ceremonies at La Galleria, 101 S. Dallas St from 6 - 8 p.m.

May 16 - The Christian Women’s Connection of Ellis County, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries will host an “affordable elegance” luncheon at the Colonnade Restaurant at the Waxahachie Country Club, 1920 W. Business 287 @ I-35. The luncheon will run from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and will feature guest speaker Lynne Luckey. Make reservation by May 13, vouchers for nursery are available. Call Jane at (972) 938-9715 or Mary at (972) 937-9984 or by e-mail to NJL1943@aol.com.

May 17 - Ennis York Rite Bodies, Chapter and Council will hold its stated meeting with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starting promptly at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at 209 N. Dallas.

May 19 - The Cowboy church of Ennis will hold a community wide health fair for people and their pets. Numerous health care providers will be in attendance as well as services for pets. There will also be activities for the kids. Any pet or health organization interested in attending or setting up a booth may contact Cay Kubin (972) 935-6191, Janie Hendrix (817) 271-0720 or Wendy Hall (972) 824-0160.

May 19 - There will be an international and China adoptions information meeting at Nicholas P. Sims Library from 2-4 p.m. 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

May 19 - Golden Circle Activity Center will hold its annual fundraiser. It will be a four-man scramble benefit golf tournament. Call (972) 875-6101 for information about participating as a player or sponsor.

May 19 - There will be a golf tournament benefiting Ennis Spirit Fastpitch, 12 and under girls softball team at 8:30 a.m. at the Indian Oaks Golf Course in Kemp, Texas. There will be prizes for first and second place. Bring your own team, $50 per person entry fee. Sign up deadline is May 16. For more information, contact David Fira at (214) 205-0383, Jeff Prachyl at (972) 670-7595 or Mike Moore at (972) 989-3349.

May 21 - Ennis Woodworkers Club meets from 7-10 p.m. in the junior high vocational building. Open to experienced and beginner woodworkers. For more information, call Al Linson at (972) 875-3376 or Jerry Rejcek at (972) 878-0985.

June 8 - July 1 - Ennis Public Theatre presents “The Custodian.” For more information, call (972) 878-PLAY or visit the website at 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.

E-mail your calendar items to candie.adams@ennisjournal.com and editor@waxahachiedailylight.com for inclusion in countywide calendar of events!