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 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 HYPERLINK "http://www.navarrocollege.edu/abe" 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; barrel and pole practice at 7 p.m. every Thursday; men’s round table Bible study and topical discussion at 7 p.m. every Monday; men’s breakfast at Denny’s on Interstate 45 at 7 a.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 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 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 6 pm the second Tuesday 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 served in a foreign war or have a relative that has. Contact (972) 875-5479 for carpool information.

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.

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.

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.

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

Nov. 15 - 30 - Treats for Troops will be accepting items to send to the troops in Iraq. A baked goods drive will also be held Nov. 24-25 at First Christian Church of Ennis. For more information contact (972) 878-2400.

Nov. 17 - The Circle of Friends of Ellis County presents A Magical Christmas' tour of homes fund-raiser to benefit the North Texas Make-A-Wish foundation. Tickets for the event are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, contact (972) 875-3855.

Nov. 17 - The Lusk family of Italy will be holding a BBQ supper fund-raiser at the Sokol Hall beginning at 5 p.m. The event is a fund-raiser to help the family send their 4-year old son that suffers from Battens disease for clinical studies. To donate to the auction or for more information, contact (972) 921-4067.

Nov. 17 - Travis Elementary school will host their annual carnival fund-raiser from 11 am - 2 pm at the school. There will be lots of games, activities and prizes for the kids. The public is invited to attend.

Nov. 17 - The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will host a bingo night with proceeds to benefit St. John Catholic School. Games start at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 18 - A fund-raiser will be held at the KJT Hall to benefit Greg McElroy who is recovering from a brain tumor. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children 6 and under eat free.

For those wanting to join in the festivities after lunch, admission will be $5. The barbecue lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Live auction from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Silent auction and raffle will be announced at 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 18 - Ezra Household of Faith Church, 274 Lesliewood Dr. in Red Oak will host Jose and Terry Valle of By Faith Ministries at the 11 am service. The service will be in Spanish with an interpreter. For more information, contact (972) 617-3463.

Nov. 19 - The Ellis County Aggie Moms will be holding its monthly meeting at First United Methodist Church banquet hall, 505 W. Marvin in Waxahachie beginning at 7 p.m. The group will play Aggie bingo, share Aggie brags and enjoy refreshments. For more information, contact Debbie Higginbotham at (972) 923-3933.

Nov. 22 - The fourth annual Thanksgiving community meal will be served from 11 am - 1 pm at First United Methodist Church, 300 N. Sherman. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact (972) 875-7491.

Nov. 29 - The annual Christmas parade of lights will take place in the downtown area. Applications to be part of the parade must be in by Nov. 16. For more information on the parade, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (972) 878-2625.

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