Waxahachie Sun

ONGOING ITEMS

Ongoing food resources

• Waxahachie CARE, 1208 Ferris Ave., 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday curbside. Call 972-923-2273.

• The Salvation Army, 620 Farley St., 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. No paperwork necessary. Call 972-937-7727.

• Mobile pantry, 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Creekside Church in Midlothian.

• Essential Foundation Inc., 105 E. Red Oak Road, Red Oak, 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, 5-6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon the fourth Saturday. Email admin@efiinc.org.

Baylor Gift Shop open

The Gift Shop at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Delivery available to hospital rooms. For personalized shopping assistance at the shop, call 469-843-4090.

Free children’s vaccinations

The Texas Department of Health Services offers vaccines Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at its office at 108 E. Kilpatrick St., Cleburne. By appointment only. Call 817-517-2306.

Free COVID-19 testing

Free COVID-19 testing is available through the city of Waxahachie hosting a site at the Waxahachie Senior Activity Center, 122 Park Hills Drive. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Self-collected shallow nasal PCR test; results within 24-48 hours; walkups welcome or book an appointment at curative.com.

To find other free COVID-19 testing in and near Ellis County, visit the county’s website at co.ellis.tx.us and click on the COVID-19 tab at the top.

Red Oak sports

Red Oak Baseball & Softball Association spring registration is now open. Visit www.redoakbsa.com for more information.

WYBA registration open

Waxahachie Youth Baseball Association has opened registration for spring baseball and softball.

Baseball age groups include Blastball (3-4U), 5U T-Ball, 6U Modified T-Ball, 7U Coach Pitch, 8U Coach Pitch, 9U Baseball, 10U Baseball, 11-12U Baseball, 13-14U Baseball, 15-18U Baseball.

Softball age groups include 6U T-Ball, 8U, 10U, 12U, high school age.

The association is also seeking coaches. All head coaches and assistants need to register, regardless of previous seasons.

For more information, visit http://www.wybonline.org/.

Hachie 50 registration open

Registration is open for the annual Hachie 50 Ultra-marathon, Marathon and 50-mile Relay. This year’s event is slated to kick off at 6 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Getzendaner Memorial Park.

Start times include:

• 6 a.m. – 50-mile and 50-mile Relay

• 6:30 a.m. – 50K Ultra-Marathon

• 7 a.m. – Marathon (26.2 miles)

For more information, visit Hachie50.com.

TUESDAY, JAN. 11

WHS basketball

The Waxahachie High School varsity basketball girls and boys teams play on the road at Duncanville High School. Girls play at 6 p.m.; boys play at 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12

Bible study with ‘The Chosen’

Ferris Heights United Methodist Church in Waxahachie is hosting a new Bible study with “The Chosen” on Wednesdays starting Jan. 5. Two sessions are offered: at noon and at 6 p.m.

“Bring your meal and invite your friends and family to watch the series,” a spokesman said.

“The Chosen” is a successful television drama based on the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

The study session will meet in Wesley Hall. For more information, call 972-937-2344.

The schedule is as follows:

• Jan. 12 – Episode 2: Shabbat

• Jan. 19 – Episode 3: Jesus Loves the Little Children

• Jan. 26 – Episode 4: The Rock on Which it is Built

• Feb. 2 – Episode 5: The Wedding Gift

• Feb. 9 – Episode 6: Indescribable Compassion

• Feb. 16 – Episode 7: Invitations

• Feb. 23 – Episode 8: I Am He

THURSDAY, JAN. 13

Canvas & Cocktails

The Ellis County Art Association and Art on the Square host Canvas & Cocktails, from 6-8 p.m. every second Thursday during Ladies Night out on the Square. Bring your cocktail; supplies provided. $40. The gallery is located at 113 W. Franklin St., Waxahachie.

Ladies Night Out

The Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association hosts its Ladies Night Out with extended shopping hours the second Thursday of each month. 5-8 p.m.

WHS girls soccer

The Waxahachie High School varsity girls soccer team plays in the Aledo Tournament from Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 13-15, with times TBA.

WHS boys soccer

The Waxahachie High School varsity boys soccer team plays in the Waxahachie Life Tournament from Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 13-15, with times TBA.

FRIDAY, JAN. 14

WHS basketball

The Waxahachie High School varsity girls and boys basketball teams play at home against Mansfield on Friday, Jan. 14. Girls play at 6 p.m.; boys play at 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, JAN. 15

WHS cheerleading

The Waxahachie High School varsity cheerleading squad participates in the UIL State Spirit Camp at Fort Worth Convention Center at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.

Catch-A-Trout

The city of Red Oak hosts its annual Catch-A-Trout from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Pearson Park pond, 200 Lakeview Parkway. Details and registration is online at www.redoaktx.org.

Health and Wellness Fair

A Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

MLK Jr. celebration

The Waxahachie Branch NAACP No. 6240 hosts its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, with a parade that culminates at Straightway Non-Denominational Church, 1500 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. At the church, a program and dedication will be presented with remarks from various church ministers and community leaders, musical performances, monologues and more. For more information, call 972-937-2077, email naacp6240@att.com or visit the https://www.facebook.com/waxahachiebranchnaacp.

MONDAY, JAN. 17

Open art studio

The Ellis County Art Association and Art on the Square present an open studio with the subject to be determined from 6-8 p.m. every third Monday of the month. $10. The gallery is located at 113 W. Franklin St., Waxahachie.

THURSDAY, JAN. 20

‘Something Rotten!’

The Waxahachie High School fine arts department presents its winter musical, “Something Rotten!” from Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 20-23. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Email whsshowtickets@gmail.com or visit whsdramadept.org for more information.

Ribbon cutting

The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for Truly Title, 1580 John Arden Drive, Suite 300, Waxahachie at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. Food, drinks, photo booth, door prizes and more. The open house is from 4-7 p.m.

FRIDAY, JAN. 21

ECEA banquet

RSVP for the Ellis County Equine Association’s annual awards banquet by Friday, Jan. 21 (to give caterer a headcount). ECEA will hold its banquet to celebrate the 2021 show season  at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Park Meadows Church, 3350 N. U.S. Highway 77, Waxahachie. Pay via Paypal Friends & Family to ECEAYouth@hotmail.com or mail a check to ECEA, 112 E. Main St., Italy, TX 76651. Tickets are $25 each and sponsors will receive two complimentary tickets.

TBH ticket purchase deadline

Friday, Jan. 21, is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Texas Baptist Home for Children fundraiser, Ellis County Dancing with the Stars, slated for Feb. 5 at the Waxahachie Civic Center. For more information, contact Laure Henthorn at 972-937-1321 or lhenthorn@tbhc.org.

Ribbon cutting

The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for Ellis Christian Women’s Job Corps at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at 100 Chambers Circle, Suite 1008, Waxahachie.

SATURDAY, JAN. 22

NAACP meeting

The NAACP Chapter 6240 Waxahachie meets at 4 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month by Zoom/conference call. For more information, email NAACP6240@att.net or call 972-937-2077.

Pancake breakfast

Water Street Baptist Church, located at 804 Water Street, will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, to welcome in the new year. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Charity bowling tournament

The Red Oak Lions Club hosts a charity bowling tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Hilltop Lanes, 2010 U.S. Highway 287 Business, Waxahachie. For more information, call 469-571-7265 or 214-800-9507.

SUNDAY, JAN. 23

Vision Sunday

Oaks Church in Red Oak will host Vision Sunday on Jan. 23. This will be a special opportunity to hear lead pastors Chris and Cara Railey share where Oaks Church is headed this year. You and your family are invited to join the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services to hear about new ministries, special events, and new opportunities to connect through community. Find more information at oaks.church/events. The church is located at 777 S. Interstate 35E in Red Oak.

MONDAY, JAN. 24

Candidate forum

The Ellis County Republican Women are planning a candidate forum Jan. 24 in the Crape Myrtle Room at the Waxahachie Civic Center. There is a meet and greet that starts at 5 p.m., with the forum starting at 6 p.m. Those that don’t have anyone running against them will just speak three minutes. Those that have competitors will answer questions that KBEC and the candidates come up with. For questions, call Cheree Barrett at 972-679-9425.

Creative Quilter’s Guild to meet

The Creative Quilter’s Guild of Ellis County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Waxahachie Bible Church. Sign in begins at 6 p.m. Visitors are welcome.

SATURDAY, FEB. 12

Mystery dinner

Join PEO Chapter JF for its annual mystery dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie. The $25/person ticket includes dinner, entertainment and one drawing ticket. Additional drawing tickets may be purchased for $5 each or five for $20. For tickets or more information, contact Christina at cbupchurch@att.net or 972-762-5930, Jeanette at jeanetteunderwood@gmail.com or 830-279-7521 or Liz at lizwilson407@gmail.com or 469-585-7791. All proceeds will benefit the PEO projects.

SATURDAY, FEB. 19

Czech Music Festival

The Czech polka bands of Ennis invite the community to the 15th annual Ennis Czech Music Festival on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Sokol Hall, 2622 State Highway 34, Ennis.

Doors open at noon, with the festival featuring the Ennis Czech Boys, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Czech & Then Some and The Moravians.

Tickets are $10 a person, with ages 12 and younger free. A catfish dinner for $12 will be served from 4-7 p.m.

The festival concludes at 10:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEB. 26

Pianist to perform

The Waxahachie Symphony Association presents pianist Steven Lin in performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at SAGU’s Hagee Center. Tickets available online ($20 adult) at waxahachiesymphony.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

Texas Gypsies to perform

The Waxahachie Symphony Association presents Texas Gypsies in performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. Tickets available online ($20 adult) at waxahachiesymphony.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

Hachie 50 registration open

Registration is open for the annual Hachie 50 Ultra-marathon, Marathon and 50-mile Relay. This year’s event is slated to kick off at 6 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Getzendaner Memorial Park.

Start times include:

• 6 a.m. – 50-mile and 50-mile Relay

• 6:30 a.m. – 50K Ultra-Marathon

• 7 a.m. – Marathon (26.2 miles)

For more information, visit Hachie50.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 21

FWSO to perform

The Waxahachie Symphony Association presents the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Waxahachie High School’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets available online ($20 adult) at waxahachiesymphony.com.

Let The Sun shine on your event! If your organization, group or church is planning an event, please let us know and we will include it in our “Under the Sun” calendar. Email information to joann@waxahachiesun.com.

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