Bucket brigade

Midlothian Masonic Lodge No. 584 will collect donations May 4-5 for its Midlothian High School scholarship fund.

“The residents of Midlothian, through their donations, have made it possible for 17 Midlothian High School seniors to receive scholarships this year,” past Master Duke Burge said. “We are always thankful for the generous support.”

Local Masons will be standing at intersections the afternoon of May 4 and the morning of May 5.

Donations may also be mailed to: Midlothian Masonic Lodge No. 584 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 28, Midlothian, TX 76065.

Garage sale

The Waxahachie Senior Citizens Center is hosting a fund-raiser garage sale Friday and Saturday, May 4-5. Donations are tax-deductible and are accepted weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Donations can be picked up by calling (972) 937-8271.



Advance tickets are available for the Waxahachie Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “Oklahoma” by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

The performances are set for 7:30 p.m. May 4-5 and at 2:30 p.m. May 6 at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors at the door. A discount of $1 is available for advance tickets, which can be purchased from any member or at the Ellis County Museum, 201 S. College St., Waxahachie. For more information, call PJ Searsy at (972) 723-6976 or visit online at www.waxahachiecommunitytheatre.com.

Benefit garage sale

Habitat for Humanity will hold a garage sale Saturday, May 5, at First United Methodist Church, 300 N. Sherman, Ennis.

Items can be brought for donation starting at 8 a.m. Friday, May 4.



Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 810 S. Sherman, Ennis, with a grant presentation from the Ennis and Waxahachie Lions Clubs at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5.

Spring Fling

The Midlothian Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Spring Fling from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Heritage Park.

The arts and craft fair features booths, artisan showcases, food, entertainment and service information in the park, located downtown on 8th Street.

For more information, visit online at www.midlothianchamber.org or call (972) 723-8600.

Family fun day

The Blue Knights chapter XXI, a law enforcement motorcycle club, will hold its fourth annual Bonnie Reeves Memorial Iron Butt Run this weekend, with a family fun day activity set for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

A local dignitary dunking booth, police safety fair, bicycle rodeo, classic car show and cake sale charity fund-raiser are planned.

The event will be held in the parking lot area in front of Target, to the south of the A&W Rootbeer restaurant location and next to U.S. Highway 77.

The event benefits the Gingerbread House children’s advocacy center.

For more information, call (972) 937-1870.

Groundbreaking ceremony

The city of Glenn Heights invites the community to the official Glenn Heights soccer fields ground breaking ceremony at 10 a.m. May 5 at the site of the future soccer fields on the north side of the city park behind the baseball fields (400 E. Bear Creek).

Annual fish fry

First United Methodist Church of Ferris, 101 Redbud at Interstate 45 North, will hold a benefit fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in its fellowship hall. Catfish and the trimmings will be offered. Ticket prices are $8 adults, $4 children age 12 and younger. All-you-can eat for $10 (dine-in only).

Takeout plates available beginning at 5 p.m. All proceeds go to support the lord’s acre event Oct. 13.

Pancake breakfast

Ferris chapter 508 of the Order of the Eastern Star will host a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Ferris Masonic Lodge, 404 S. Interstate 45. Tickets are $5 each and children younger than age 6 eat for free. For more information, call (972) 617-7074.


The Ennis Public Theatre will hold auditions for “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 5, at 2705C N. Kaufman, Ennis.

Males age 35-58 and females age 18-55 are needed.

The show runs Friday and Saturday, June 8-30, with a Sunday, July 1, matinee.

For more information, call (972) 878-7529.

Rutherford Memorial Roping

The fourth annual Gordon Rutherford Memorial Roping will take place Saturday, May 5, at Crow Ranch in Maypearl.

Books open at 8 a.m., close at 9 a.m. and the roping starts at 10 a.m. For more information about the event, contact Lee Crow at (214) 533-8824, Buster Buie at (214) 683-4689 or Len Crow at (214) 680-4178.

Annual garage sale

Boy Scout Troop 232 will hold its annual garage sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Scout Cabin, 1109 Brown St.

Microchip and nail trim clinic

The Ellis County SPCA will host a microchip and nail trim clinic, at its adoption facility from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The SPCA will offer microchipping for $20 with free registration and nail trimming for a donation of choice at 2570 Farm-to-Market 878, Waxahachie.

For more information, call (972) 935-0756.

Cinco de Mayo event

A Cinco de Mayo event will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the parking lot at Ennis Lion Memorial Stadium. Activities include music, dancers, children’s area, car show, arts and crafts and a pageant. Free admission.

Call (972) 878-4748 for more information.

Walking prairie tour

The Ellis County Native Plant Society will take a walking tour of the Blackland Prairie preserve in Ennis from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 6. The public is invited.

Russell and Nancy Thomas will lead the tour from their home.

The group will gather at the residence, 2105 Country Club Drive, and drive to the preserve entrance about a half-mile away.

Golf tourney to benefit ACS

The fourth annual Golf Tournament for the American Cancer Society is set for Sunday, May 6, at the Mansfield National Golf Club.

The four-person scramble costs $75 per person and includes unlimited range balls, GPS system, deli buffet and fun. Check-in begins at noon with shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Awards and prizes to first, second and third place will follow the tournament. Those with the longest drive and closest to the pin will also be recognized. Spaces are limited, so sign up soon.

The Mansfield National Golf Club is located at 3750 National Parkway, Mansfield. For more information about the tournament, contact Jay Keeton at (214) 538-4982 or (972) 228-6409.