Teen Night

Teen Night for children ages 11-17 at the Waxahachie YMCA will be from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at 100 YMCA Drive in Waxahachie. The cost is $5 and there will be dancing, games, food and prizes.

To RSVP, call (972) 937-9622 or e-mail artemiso@americorps@ymcadallas.org.

Waxahachie Symphony Association

The Waxahachie Symphony Association presents the Pummill Family in concert Jan. 20 at Park Meadows Baptist Church, 3350 U.S. Highway 77 North, Waxahachie. Described as “four pianists, four singers, three sisters and their moms,” the Pummill Family will “take you from a rousing four piano arrangement of Tico Tico to exquisite a capella harmonies of old time camp songs.”

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

For more information about the Waxahachie Symphony Association, contact Edwin and Carol Farrar at (972) 938-0404 or edcarol@ectisp.net.

Teen Movie Saturday

Teen Movie Saturday at Nicholas P. Sims Library is from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20.

“This month’s feature movie has the magic touch of master animator Hayao Miyazaki,” a spokesman said. “Pazu and Sheeta discover they are both searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around her neck. Bring a friend to enjoy the movie on the big screen in the library’s meeting room.”


Little Miss Texas presents the Little Miss Ellis County pageant Jan. 20 at the Ennis Sixth Grade Center. For more information, call (903) 668-2046 or (214) 545-7389.

ADOT benefit

Make reservations by Jan. 20 for the Assistance Dogs of Texas “Loving Paws Benefit” from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. ADOT is a nonprofit, Ellis County-based volunteer group that trains rescue dogs to become service dogs for people with disabilities at little or no cost for their clients. Evening festivities will include a catered dinner, silent auction and door prizes. Dog trainers will demonstrate training techniques with service dogs and client testimonials will be presented. Make reservations by Jan. 20. Tickets are $12 each or two for $20. Sponsorships and donations for the silent auction are being accepted. Proceeds from this event will help with adoption fees, medical costs and training expenses for the dogs used in the program and will aid people with disabilities who might not otherwise be able to afford an assistance dog.

Seating is limited. For more information, call Cindy Roberts at (972) 617-3136 or e-mail lovingpawsbenefit@yahoo.com.

Red Oak Lions Club

The Red Oak Lions Club will host a chili supper from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Red Oak Lions Club community center, 207 W. Red Oak Road.

Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the Red Oak ISD Education Foundation.

Book signing

A book signing for the release of Donald MacMillan’s book, “First Tuesday in November,” will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Hastings Entertainment, 401 N. U.S. Highway 77 in Waxahachie.

“First Tuesday in November” is about a Mississippi governor who is elected president of the United States. The book opens on election night and soon reveals the president-elect is a deep cover mole from a Stalin-era plot to take over the United States.