Coalition of Senior Partners

The Coalition of Senior Partners will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the First Baptist Church. Dave Eder and his group will play country and gospel music and serve as entertainment for the evening. Newcomers are welcome to join this nondenominational group.

Pancake/chili day

Eat all day with the great cooks of the First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie, 505 W. Marvin, and take home dinner from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27.

Beginning at 7 a.m., the pancakes, bacon and sausage will be cooking and ready to eat. Chili and soup will be served beginning at 11 a.m., with frozen casseroles and homemade baked goods also available for purchase. All items are available as takeout.

This annual fundraiser will benefit local charities and support the community programs housed in the Family Life Center of First Methodist Church.

For more information, call the church office at (972) 937-4400.

Reunion meeting

The biannual Oak Lawn/Turner High School reunion will be held this summer, with the first reunion meeting to be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 27 at Joshua Chapel Church.

All exes who are interested in organizing the reunion are asked to be present. For more information, contact Edith Finley or Erma Newton for details.

YMCA program

The Waxahachie YMCA will participate in the Pay the Day membership program throughout January. The program reduces the joiner’s membership fee, which is usually $95, to a dollar amount of the date that an individual or family signs up for a membership. For example, if a family or individual joins the YMCA on Jan. 12, the joiner’s membership fee will be $12, rather than $95.

Those interested in a YMCA membership may visit or call (972) 937-9622 for more information.

The Waxahachie YMCA is located at 100 YMCA Drive.

Project Graduation

Waxahachie High School senior parents are reminded that the next Project Graduation meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the school cafeteria.

Parenting class

Northside Elementary’s class on the topic “How to Effectively Communicate to your Children about Sex and Other Sensitive Subjects” scheduled for Jan. 22 has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

Teen science

Teens, ages 13-18, will have the opportunity for some hands-on science at Nicholas P. Sims Library from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24. April Roddy will demonstrate how science can be fun with a few hands-on science experiments the teens can try. Bring a friend to this program. Snacks provided.

Teen Book Club

Nicholas P. Sims Library is organizing a Teen Book Club for ages 11-18 from 6-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25.

“In this initial meeting we will talk about future books to discuss and get acquainted,” a spokesman said. “February’s book is ‘Eragon’ by Christopher Paolini, which will be handed out at the January meeting. Participants will be able to keep the books we read.” Future meetings will be an hour in length to give time for discussion. This program is made possible thanks to the support of the Friends of Sims Library. For more information, call the library at (972) 937-2671.


Waxahachie ISD will host its annual Drop Everything and Read Day on Friday, Jan. 26. This is the 10th annual DEAR Day. For more information or to volunteer, call Melissa Cobb at (972) 923-4631.

‘Chilllin’ with the Charmers’

The Cherokee Charmers Booster Club will host “Chillin’ with the Charmers” from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy Solis Gym. The event will include performances by the Charmers showcase their competition routines. A chili lunch will follow. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, students and children, with those younger than age 5 free.

Glamour Shots fund-raiser

The Waxahachie Masonic Lodge No. 90 will host a Glamour Shots fund-raiser from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the lodge, located at 303 John Arden Drive in Waxahachie. The cost of $25 pays for hairstyling, makeup and an 8-inch by 10-inch photograph. With the event scheduled close to Valentine’s Day, the lodge invites couples to be photographed.

All proceeds benefit the Waxahachie Masonic Lodge scholarship fund. For more information or to make reservations, call Eula Graham at (972) 935-9601.