Things to do and places to go in Ellis County for the weekend of March 22-24:
Old Fashioned Singing this weekend
Waxahachie’s Old Fashioned Singing Project presents “Heaven’s Front Porch” on Friday evening, March 22, at 7 p.m. and Saturday afternoon, March 23, at 3 p.m.
The hour-and-forty-five-minute staged production featuring brush-arbor music will be presented on stage at the Chautauqua Auditorium. $12 tickets for Ellis County residents available at the door. For more information: http://www.waxaofs.com/.
Red Barn Flea Market
Red Barn Flea Market will be held at 305 W. Madison in Waxahachie from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 24. For more information, call Nelda at 214-546-8021.
Bake sale for Special Olympics
Friends of Waxahachie Special Olympics will be having a bake sale from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Oma’s Jiffy Burger in downtown Waxahachie. Come out and support Special Olympics.
Easter Egg Hunt at Sims Library
Nicholas P. Sims Library, 505 W. Main St. in Waxahachie, will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, on the grounds of the library. Children from infant to 10 years old are eligible to participate. Please bring a basket to collect the eggs.
Experience Midlothian Community Expo
The Midlothian Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Experience Midlothian” Community Expo from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 23 at the Midlothian Conference Center. Admission is free and all area residents are encouraged to attend the event.
The expo will feature the acoustic entertainment of worship groups from local churches. A returning favorite will be the Taste of Midlothian section of the expo in the conference center’s courtyard. Many of the businesses and vendors will set up small carnival games like a prize wheel or bag toss to giveaway promotional items and information.
Bike or Walk for Love
Family and friends of Shanleigh Almon are preparing for the third annual 3-22 Bike or Walk for Love event at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at Getzendaner Park. Check in begins at 8 a.m. and will take place at the Getzendaner Park Gazebo. Proceeds will go to benefit the Shanleigh May Almon Memorial Scholarship. For those not able to participate in the event, but would like to make a donation, Stapleton said any and all donations are appreciated and accepted.
For more information about the event or to make a donation, contact Darla Stapleton at 972-358-7515 or email email@example.com. Or contact Shannon Almon at 469-261-4772.
Access Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Access Self Storage in Red Oak, 561 East Ovilla Road.
The event will include a bounce house, egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny.
Downtown Easter Egg Hunt
The Midlothian Downtown Business Association will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt promptly at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Kimmel Park with activities for children age 1 month to 10 years. The event organizers will begin the event promptly at 10 a.m. and expect the hunt to be over in about five minutes.
The park will be divided into four areas by age. One month to 2-year-olds will be near the time capsule, 3-4 year olds will be at the historic entry arch, 5-7 year olds will be near the gazebo and 8-10 year olds will be near the basketball court.
Everitt and Saunders at In the Music Room
Danny Everitt, Jack Saunders and Robbie Saunders will appear at In the Music Room, 3103 Sanger Creek Way in Waxahachie, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Guest arrival time is 6-6:30 p.m. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Midlothian Classic Wheels Car Show
Midlothian Classic Wheels will host a car show from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at El Chico’s, 1111 I-35E in DeSoto. Registration fee is $10. There will be 15 awards.
David Eaton to speak at Waxahachie Bible Church
Waxahachie native David Eaton will speak on the history behind Easter at 9 a.m. and at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 24, at Waxahachie Bible Church. His message would focus on presenting the evidence about the historic resurrection of Jesus Christ. Eaton is the founder of the Colorado based Axis Ministries. A question and answer time will be held at 12:20 p.m. Waxahachie Bible Church is located at 621 N. Grand Ave.