‘The Cemetery Club’

Ennis Public Theatre presents “The Cemetery Club” by Ivan Menchell. The love story will be presented at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 28, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1.

The theater is located at 2705C N. Kaufman St., Ennis.

Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors older than 65.

For more information, call 972-878-PLAY or visit online at www.ennispublictheatre.com.

WYB baseball signups

Waxahachie Youth Baseball will hold a registration event from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce office located at 102 YMCA Dr.

The league provides recreational baseball programs for youth ages 5-18 in six age-based divisions (6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U).

Registration fees for the spring season are $75 per child and includes team jersey, cap, 10-game schedule, end of season tournament and trophy.

For more information visit the league’s Web site at www.wybonline.org.

Daddy-daughter dance

The Knights of Columbus will host its annual daddy-daughter dance from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The event is open to all girls ages 3 to eighth-grade. The cost is $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. Photos will be taken at 6 p.m. with dinner and dancing to follow.

RSVP to Isaac Martinez at 972-921-4657. Moms are encouraged to assist with decorations and serving throughout the evening.

Gala, auction and dance

Waxahachie Preparatory Academy will hold its annual Great Investment Gala, Auction and Dance – Cruising to a Bright Future on Friday, Feb. 20, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. RSVP to denamarshall@speednet.com or call 972-872-9922. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner, auction, fun and dance to follow. Music will be provided by the Signature Band. The dress is cruise casual, with family and friends of the school invited.

Ovilla Service League fundraiser

The Ovilla Service League is sponsoring its annual fundraiser from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Ovilla Road Baptist Church. The fundraiser will benefit the Ovilla Police Department.

“We will have a barbecue dinner catered by Bubba-Q of Red Oak,” said Barbara Betik of the Ovilla Service League. “We will also have a silent auction, live auction, cake walk and lots of fun.”

The meal is $12 for adults and $8 for children younger than 10.

Sixth annual Mardi Gras on the Square

With live music by Back to Blue and Jim Bush and Friends starting at noon, the sixth annual Mardi Gras on the Square will begin Saturday, Feb. 21, in downtown Waxahachie. The music will kick off the festivities in the parking lot of the BBQ Pit. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. and go around the courthouse square.

For more information, call College Street Pub at 972-938-2062.

Scouting for

Food pickup

Local Boy Scouts will collect food Saturday morning for their annual Scouting for Food campaign.

Residents who received a yellow grocery bag from the scouts on Saturday, Feb. 14, are asked to leave bags of groceries on their front steps by 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.

Food collected by the Boy Scouts will go to three food banks in the community: Waxahachie CARE, 609 Kaufman St.; St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 512 E. Marvin Ave.; and Christian Care Center, 423 N. College St.

“The purpose for this campaign is not to feed the hungry,” scout leader John Latham said. “The program is to reinforce in the boys, the importance of community service. Although they are collecting food for other people, they feel that receiving the bags of food is a reward to them. It lets them know that what they have done really makes a difference in the lives of people.”


The FCCLA student organization at Midlothian High School is sponsoring an all-day read-a-thon at Meadows Library from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 21.

The event will raise money to honor Brooke Cambron, an MHS student who passed away in 2007. The FCCLA, in partnership with Meadows Library, is opening a new section in the children’s area, Brooke’s Books, with furniture and new books to interest the young children in our community.

The read-a-thon will feature dozens of high school students who will volunteer to read to groups of children. There will be a puppeteer and a clown performing in the library that day. The event is free and open to the public.

Call 972-775-3417 for more information.

Educators Conference

Navarro College and Texas A&M Commerce invite all students who are interested in a teaching career along with area classroom K-8 instructors to attend the sixth annual Educators Conference from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Waller Classroom Building on the Corsicana campus.

Navarro College, Texas A&M Commerce and the Teachers of Tomorrow Club are sponsoring the conference, which will provide a variety of professional development opportunities for attendees.

For more information or to register, contact Navarro College instructor/sponsor Shari Beck at 903-875-7518 or shari.beck@navarrocollege.edu.



A workday on the historic buildings in Singleton Plaza off of College Street is set from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 21. Those willing to help should bring gloves and meet at the properties that face College Street, close to the College Street Pub. No construction experience is necessary.

EPT auditions

Ennis Public Theatre will hold auditions for “Damn Yankees” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at 2705C N. Kaufman, Ennis.

A large cast is needed: men ages 18 to 60 and women ages 18 to 60.

Some stipends are available. The show will run Fridays and Saturdays, April 17 to May 10.

For more information, call 972-878-7529.

IOOF annual Mardi Gras Charity Ball

The IOOF will host its third annual Mardi Gras Charity Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the downtown loft. There will be dinner, dancing and live entertainment provided by the Baithouse Stompers and Too Much Sausage. A silent auction will be held with many items up for bid. Masquerade attire is encouraged but not required. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at College Street Pub. For more information, call 972-938-2062.