Ennis Public Library
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.
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 and GED courses for the 2007-2008 school year. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Highway 45, exit 244 in Alma schedule includes team roping at 7 p.m. every Thursday (weather permitting) and Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. For more information contact (972) 872-9118.
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.
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 (call for location). 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 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.
VFW Post 7106 Ladies Auxiliary features bingo every Friday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen opens at 6 p.m. and features home style snacks. Call (972) 875-5479 for more details.
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.
WRC Pregnancy Center of Ellis County, (formerly Women’s Resource Center), 2703 N. Kaufman, Suite D, 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.
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 email@example.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.
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, call (972) 875-5343 or (972) 875-3686.
Meals on Wheels of Ellis County needs volunteers in the Ennis community. For more information on volunteering or services provided in the area, contact (972) 351-9943, or visit echildrenofyesterday.org
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.
The Texas Baptist Home for Children has subcontracting opportunities available for professional counseling and translation services as well as parenting education. Provider process is beginning for interested individuals and businesses for the fiscal year beginning in September 2007. For more information, contact Susan Wachsman at (972) 937-1321.
The Friends of the Ennis Public Library need donations of books toward their annual book sale. Also needed are used books on tape, music, videos, DVDs, magazines, puzzles and any other media material.
Calendar of events
Sept. 6 - The Ennis Literary Guild is hosting a book review, “Life Lessons from the Hiding Place” by Pamela Moore, former companion of Corrie Tenboom. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. - noon at the Ennis Public Library. Contact Nancy Thomas at (972) 878-9888, Joanne Ventura at (972) 878-7300 or Sandra Wakefield at (972) 875-4535 for more information.
Sept. 6 - The Greater Ennis United Way will hold its annual kick-off luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 6, at First United Methodist Church of Ennis, 300 N. Sherman St. Plates are $5 at the door. RSVP by Sept. 4 to (972) 351-2060.
Sept. 8 - The Ladies Auxillary of VFW Post 7106 will host a bingo night with all proceeds to benefit St. John Catholic School. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the bingo games to start at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will also be open for participants to purchase snacks and door prizes will be given out. The Post is located at 3100 N. I-45.
Sept. 12 - The MAAG will open the 2007-2008 year at the Fiesta Grill at 11:30 a.m. The group will begin planning the year’s activities and everyone is asked to attend. The group encourages anyone in need of family, friends and fun to come find it with the MAAG. Contact Darlene Denbow for more information, (972) 878-4069.
Sept. 22 - The annual “Lights of Ennis” fund-raiser will be held at La Galleria. The evening is a pirate themed event with dinner and dancing. Prizes will be given throughout the night, contact (972) 878-2400 for more information.
Sept. 29 - Telico Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual barn dance fund-raiser. The event will feature a live and silent auction, dancing, refreshments etc. The event is the main fund raising effort for the department and funds their life saving efforts throughout the year. For more information or to donate, contact Charles Walker at (972) 878-2338.
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