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 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 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 Thirsday (weather permitting) and Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. For more information contact (972) 875-6101.
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 at College Street Pub. Newcomers are welcome. 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. Contact (972) 875-5479 for 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.
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.
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. For more information, contact Susan Wachsman at (972) 937-1321.
Calendar of events
Sept. 15-16 - The annual St. John Bazaar will be held at the KJT grounds. The event will feature past favorites such as the doll booth and many new attractions. All proceeds to benefit St. John school.
Sept. 15 - First Baptist Church will be hosting their 2nd annual Block Party from 4-7 p,m, at the church, 301. N. Dallas St. Admission is free but guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Helping Hands of Ennis. Activities will include: bounce houses, slides, face painting, games and door prizes for adults and children. BBQ sandwiches, chips, drinks and dessert will also be provided.
Sept. 15 - The National Polka Festival Horseshoe tournament will be held during the St. John Bazaar at the KJT grounds. Registration will be from noon - 2 p.m. The contest will begin at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per team and the tournament is double elimination and trophies will be awarded. Advanced registration is available by contacting the Sports Connection at (972) 875-9311. For more information, visit www.nationalpolkafestival.com or send an e-mail to email@example.com
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. 22 - The Knights of Columbus Council 1353 is holding a Sportmen's Giveaway, where the lucky grand prize winner will receive a four-wheel drive, automatic four-wheeler and ladies spa experience. Runner up prizes will also be offered. Tickets are $100 and include a steak dinner, music by Lost Money, dancing and an open bar for two. Doors open at 6 .m. Contact Larry Bart at (972) 87507902 for ticket 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 the life saving efforts throughout the year. For more information, or to donate, contact Charles Walker at (972) 878-2338.
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