1. A Waxahachie staple has rounded up some of the best craft beers America — and DFW — has to offer and is ready to party during the annual IPA Day at the Pub this Saturday.
Hosted each year at The College Street Pub in historic downtown Waxahachie, the event features craft IPA from 13 breweries and live music by Mountains Majesty. The first beer will be poured at 11 a.m. and the first tune played around 3 p.m., said owner Wayne Strickland. Last call is 11 p.m.
On draft, patrons can indulge in beers from Dallas-based Peticolas, Community and Lakewood breweries, as well as Fort Worth's Martin House Brewery. Strickland said the "Sit Down" double IPA brewed by Peticolas is one that shouldn't be missed.
Packaged beers (can or bottle) will be available from Dogfish (Delaware), Independence (Austin), Cedar Creek (Seven Points), Oasis (Austin), Deep Ellum (Dallas), Coop (Oklahoma), Ballast Point (California), Oskar Blues (Colorado) and Bell's (Michigan) breweries. Strickland is most excited for the IPA from Independence, as the Austin-based brewery just began distribution in North Texas this week. He also noted the double-IPA brewed by Coop Brewery out of Oklahoma City is honey-based and shouldn't be taken lightly, as it checks in around 9% ABV and close to 100 IBU. The Dogfish "90 Minute" double-IPA will be the only bottled beer available of the above group.
"it will be an all-day deal and the menu is going to be revolved around the hop factor of the beers," Strickland explained. "We will have jerk chicken, bang-bang shrimp noodles and red bell pepper-based tomato bisque."
"It's always a really good time and we are excited for Saturday," he added. — Travis M. Smith
2. The community-wide garage sale Junk in the Trunk is returning to downtown Waxahachie. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday around the Ellis County Historic Courthouse on Main Street. Vendors will have many different items for sale that will include everything from collectibles, home décor, toys, furniture, sporting goods and many homemade items made by local craftsmen. Booths will be set up in parking spaces around the courthouse. There will be more than 50 vendors in attendance and live music.
Also taking part on Saturday is the first Trucks ‘n Tunes event of the season.
The event will be held from 5-9 p.m. on South College Street between Main Street and Franklin Street in downtown Waxahachie. The food trucks scheduled include Bayou Bites, What’s Cooking Chef, Hummingbird Sweet Shop and Bombay Chopstix. A DJ will also be on hand to provide music for the event. — Andrew Branca
3. Add a little flare to your style while also donating to a worthy cause at the "Bling Sale," this Saturday, June 10. Hosted by the women of First United Methodist Church on 505 West Marvin Street, gently used and vintage jewelry will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. with proceeds going towards the church's missions program. For more information, visit fumcwaxahachie.org or call (972) 937-4400 — Chelsea Groomer
4. Celebrating its recent renovations from the 1958 medical clinic, Victory Baptist Church will be holding a dedication service this Sunday, June 11, inviting the community to join in the celebration. Service will start at 10:30 a.m. on 1410 West Jefferson Street. For more information visit victorybaptistwax.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. — Chelsea Groomer
5. For those in Ellis County looking for entertainment, look no further than the North American Wrestling Allegiance "Welcome To The Underground" show at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Ennis. Fans of professional wrestling will know well the names of Brian Cage, "Big" Jon Famous and Franco D'Angelo as well as the excitement of a cage match. Summer is on fire, and the NAWA may set the county ablaze with its high-flying spectacles. — Marcus S. Marion