Networking Group to meet

The Veterans Networking Group meets at 6 p.m. on the third Friday of every month at Zula’s Coffee House, 1804 W. Highway 287 Business next to the Texas Workforce office.

The next gathering is scheduled for tonight, March 18.

The group usually meets until 8 p.m. giving veterans a place to come and enjoy camaraderie, discuss most any topic, share what’s on their mind and as a networking group, try to assist by providing support, ideas, and solutions to their concerns/needs. 

Many veterans don’t know what their benefits are or where to go for answers to their questions. The group is a good source to have those questions answered.

Ride for



Freedom Counseling Associates, a nonprofit organization, invites all bikers to participate in the first annual Ride for Emotional Healing fun ride to provide counseling services for individuals who have experienced trauma and to reach people struggling with emotional pain and darkness.

Rain or shine, the ride will take place March 19 with first bike out at 10 a.m. and last bike in at 2 p.m. Passports will be given to each participant to collect stamps along the route, four stickers, which will give chances to win several prizes. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, food, music and much more.

Freedom Counseling is located at 408 W. Ave. F in Midlothian.

For additional information, call 972-742-6958 or 972-742-8557.

Pancake Breakfast

The Red Oak Lions Club will have a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at 207 W. Red Oak Road.

Tickets are $4 for the all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage fundraiser.

All proceeds will benefit the Red Oak Lions Club charities including the Lions Sight and Tissue Foundation, Leader Dog for the Blind, Texas Lions Camp for Handicapped Children, North Ellis County Outreach, Red Oak ISD Education Foundation, Project Success and Student of the Month.

For more information, visit online at

SPCA volunteer orientation

The Ellis County SPCA will hold a volunteer orientation at noon Saturday, March 19, at its facility, 2570 Farm-to-Market 878, Waxahachie.

Volunteer applications are available online or at the shelter during the meeting.

“It is not mandatory to attend a meeting before you volunteer, but it is extremely helpful if you can make it and it’s a good opportunity for you to get your name tag ordered if you haven’t already,” a spokesman said. “As we grow, we have many new and exciting programs being added and we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting.”

The meetings are posted on the website at 

Volunteers must be 18 years old to volunteer at the shelter unless they are with a parent or guardian but we there are special opportunities for high school aged kids to help with as long as their parents approve.

Ellis County Tea Party to meet

The Ellis County Tea Party will host its next monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on March 19 at the LaQuinta Inn, at 311 Stadium Drive in Waxahachie. After the normal business of the ECTP is concluded, a guest speaker has been invited to speak.

Larry Bell, a professor of space architecture at the University of Houston and author of “Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind The Global Warming Hoax” will speak on the issue global warming. Using humor and criticism of the powers that use public money and policies, he deconstructs mainstream findings and the cause, consequence and severity of global warming.