Festival of Trees fund-raiser

This year’s Festival of Trees fund-raiser for the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD is set for Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at J.F. Wyatt Mansion at the corner of Marvin and Rogers.

More than 90 Christmas trees and holiday wreaths are in this year’s silent auction, which concludes Saturday afternoon.

For more information on the 2007 Festival of Trees, contact the Education Foundation at 972-923-4631.

‘MacBeth Did It’

The Waxahachie High School drama department will present its first show of the year, “Macbeth Did It,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17 at the Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

WSCC Pancake Breakfast

The Waxahachie Senior Citizens Center will hold a pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The cost of the pancake breakfast is $4 for adults and $3 for children and includes eggs, bacon, juice, milk and coffee.

The center is located at 219 Patrick St.

Thanksgiving luncheon

A traditional Thanksgiving luncheon will be served at noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Bardwell Community Center. The lunch will consist of turkey, dressing and all of the trimmings, including dessert and a drink for $67. Funds will be used for the benefit of the community center.

“Please come and enjoy great food and great fellowship,” a spokesman said.

For more information, call Estelle Norton at 972-646-5202 or Janell Thornton at 972-937-5690.

Cookbook tasting

The Waxahachie Junior Service League will have a cookbook tasting from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, during the annual sale offered by Briar Patch No. 2 Home and D/cor Store, located on Water Street next to the fire station.

“Cookbooks make great Christmas gifts,” a spokesman said.

Children’s Book Week event

Nicholas P. Sims Library children’s department invites ages 3-10 to the Children’s Book Week party from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

“We will share information on book awards and our favorite books,” a spokesman said. “Children will design and make their own bookmarks.” Admission is free.

Lusk fund-raiser

A barbecue dinner and auction fund-raiser for the family of 4-year-old Donovan Lusk of Italy, who has Batten disease, is set for 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at Sokol Activity Center in Ennis. Proceeds will go toward medical bills.

To donate auction items or for more information, call Robbie Jones at 972-921-4067.

Benefit dinner, dance, auctions

A benefit dinner and dance, along with silent and live auctions, will be held from 11:30 until early evening Sunday, Nov. 18, at KJT Auditorium in Ennis. The event will benefit Greg McElroy, community booster and owner of Kolache Depot, who has incurred medical bills due to a brain tumor.

The items for the live and silent auctions were all donated and include everything from an iPhone to sporting event tickets to a helicopter ride for two to a multi-course dinner for eight.

Emcee Brother Van from KSCS has volunteered to be the master of ceremonies for the afternoon and three different bands will provide entertainment. Tickets including lunch, which will be served until 2 p.m., are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12, with children younger than 6 eating free. Admission after lunch is $5. The live auction is from 3:30-4:30 p.m., with silent auction and raffle winners announced at 5:30 p.m.