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The Lord of the Rings series of books is one that I can remember as a child getting lost in the narrative and attached to the characters. I can remember reading for hours on end to find out what happened to Frodo, Gandalf and Aragorn in their quest to return the ring of power to the fires of…

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Ever wonder what the treasures in your attic are worth? Gingerbread Antiques will host free appraisals from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Local antique experts and certified appraisers Marsha and Larry Schaefer will be on hand to tell you what you have and what it’s worth. Appraisals are …

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It’s Cinco de Mayo time in Waxahachie. The annual hosted by the Ellis County Hispanic Organization kicked off Friday evening with a block party and continues Saturday, from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. in downtown Waxahachie.

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The Waxahachie Community Theatre presents the family friendly production of “Mamma Mia!” with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. Single performance and season ticket information is available…

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In addition to our ongoing classes and support groups such as exercise classes, support groups, lunch programs and social functions, the center is also holding the following special events during the month of May:

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Growing up with comic books and the superheroes contained within their pages was one of the best ways for my imagination to grow. While I might be sitting on my bed in my room, my mind was transported distance places, righting galactic wrongs with the likes of Thor or thwarting a bank robber…

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At a called meeting Thursday morning, the Waxahachie ISD board of trustees voted to name Phillip Morgan as the district’s first fine arts director. One of his first activities, he shared with the Sun, would be to attend the WHS drama department’s Thursday evening performance of “Chicago” at …

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After snatching up record attendance with the highly acclaimed musical “Mary Poppins,” the Waxahachie High School Theatre Department is turning things upside down with its newest production, “Chicago: High School Edition.” 

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The Legends of the Seas come alive at Scarborough Renaissance Festival this weekend, May 4-5, with pirates, mermaids and all manner of sea creatures. In celebration, everyone in pirate, mermaid and sea creature costumes are invited to compete in the adult and children’s (12 and younger) cost…

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With summer on the horizon, residents and their children are looking for ways to have fun and remain cool at the same time. The city of Waxahachie will have some choices for people to explore that are close to home.

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The highly acclaimed Waxahachie High School Jazz Orchestra has been invited to perform at the 2019 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago in one of the most prestigious awards the band has ever earned. Only a handful of ensembles are selected from around the world eac…

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The Indian Trail Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists, present a free program, “Texas Native Cats – Our Wild Neighbors” by Monica Morrison, at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, in the family life center gathering room at First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie. A business meeting wil…

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Superhero movies have been commonplace at the theater. As soon as you get done watching one, another is vying for your attention with its origin story. But the underlying problem is that with so many films, originality and substance have been traded in to make a quick buck at the box office.

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The sixth annual Crossroads of Texas Film & Music Festival is slated for April 25-28 at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. Tickets are still available for the individual screenings and concerts.

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Families and their children have the chance to step back in time Sunday, April 28, and explore how agriculture played a crucial role in Ellis County’s foundation. The Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm will be open from 2-4 p.m. for its annual Prairie Wildlife and Wildflower Adventure. 

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Taste of Market returns for the 2019 season at a new time and location. The first Saturday of each month, market chefs will be offering freshly made samplings featuring seasonal treats from market sellers. 

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A family-friendly tale of loss and restoration will warm the hearts of Theatre Rocks! audiences starting Friday, with the opening of “A Little Princess.” Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved story has been adapted for the stage in a magical way by John Vreeke.

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Online registration closes May 2 for the Hachie 50 Marathon, Ultra and Relay race co-hosted by the Waxahachie Running Club and  the Waxahachie Lions Club. The races are set for Saturday, May 4.

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Racism is a belief that is just plain dumb. Harboring this belief that someone is better than another is not only small minded but the pain caused by these beliefs can have effects that ripple across the community for generations. That is why films like “The Best of Enemies” are essential be…

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April 20-21 is Celtic Weekend and Scarborough Renaissance Festival invites visitors to join in the fun with our Bonnie Knees contest, Scottish Egg eating contest and a tug-o-war. They can sign up by noon each day at the front gate to participate. 

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The Waxahachie High School One Act Play cast and crew continue to advance through the UIL competitions in hopes of a state bid. Saturday, April 14, they are slated to perform as the third of six schools that qualified for the regional competition being held at Texas Hall on the University of…

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The way society remembers historical events at times is a bit one-sided. Events can be twisted – and facts can be misconstrued or just plain forgotten as time passes. One such story in our culture that has gone from fact to folklore is that of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. 

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In addition to our ongoing classes and support groups such as exercise classes, support groups, lunch programs and social functions, the center also has the following special events scheduled during the month of April: