ONGOING ITEMS

Project Graduation cards on sale

Waxahachie High School’s Project Graduation cards offer 60 discount offers from local vendors. Each card is $20; discounts redeemable January-December 2021. Purchase at First Financial Bank, Waxahachie Gymnastics Center and the Waxahachie Sun.

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. Call 972-937-7727.

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

Baylor Gift Shop open

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

Free 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.

Rapid COVID-19 testing

Ennis Doctors Center, 802 W. Lampasas St., Ennis, is offering PCR Rapid COVID-19 testing with results in as little as 15 minutes. Free to uninsured patients, with no copay or deductible payment for most insurance plans. Call 972-875-4700 to schedule.

Calendar collection

Do you have calendars coming in you won’t use? Bring them by the Waxahachie Sun, 200 N. Rogers St., Suite B, where a collection box is set out. The Daughters of the American Revolution will deliver to the VA hospital for patients’ use.

Free COVID-19 testing

Several locations are available for free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing.

In Midlothian, free testing is held at the Midlothian Senior Center parking lot, 4 Community Circle Drive. Appointments are available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with upcoming dates listed at www.gogettested.com.

In Ennis, free testing is held at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 2301 Ennis Parkway. Appointments are available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with upcoming dates listed at www.gogettested.com.

In Waxahachie, free testing is held at the Waxahachie Sports Complex. Appointments are available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with upcoming dates listed at www.gogettested.com.

City cemetery cleanup

The city of Waxahachie cemetery is conducting a cemetery-wide cleanup starting March 1. Please collect all removable objects (flags, containers, photo frames, planters, etc.) on top of gravesite and or around headstones by this date. All items not removed by scheduled cleanup date will be discarded. For more information, email waxahachiecemetery@waxahachie.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 23

WHS drama presents ‘Matilda’

The Waxahachie High School Department presents “Matilda” in performance at 7 p.m. Jan. 23, with performances at 2 p.m. Jan. 23-24. Purchase tickets at www.whsdramadept.org or at the door.

SUNDAY, JAN. 24

Talk on Queen Elizabeth II

The English Merchant’s Parlour and St. Mark the Evangelist Anglican Church will host a free talk about Queen Elizabeth II and her faith from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. Presenting the talk is historian, the Rev. Steven Jenkins of the Free Church of England. The talk will last about 40 minutes with a 20-minute question-and-answer session afterwards.

The English Merchants Parlour is located at 109 N. Rogers St. in downtown Waxahachie. If unable to attend, watch the livestream online through St. Mark the Evangelist Angliccan Church’s Facebook page. People attending in person need to call ahead to 469-366-0229 due to limited space and social distancing requirements. The full menu at the English Merchant’s Parlour will be available.  

THURSDAY, JAN. 28

Annual PIT Count

The annual Point in Time Count is HUD’s annual survey of homeless individuals. This year’s count in Ellis County takes place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at First Baptist Church in Waxahachie. Held in coordination with the Ellis County Homeless Coalition’s annual Let’s Get Warm Giveaway at the church. For more information, email info@elliscountyhomeless.com or call 469-428-7320.

FRIDAY, JAN. 29

Last Call sale

The Last Call Ultimate Boutique Sale takes place Jan. 29-30 at the Waxahachie Civic Center. Hours are 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Virtual ribbon cutting

The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce will  host a virtual ribbon cutting for Danceworks at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. Visit the chamber’s Facebook page for more information.

MONDAY, FEB. 1

Mentors Care

community connection

Register now for the Mentors Care community connection from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, to be held at First Baptist Church of Waxahachie. Register online at www.mentors.care. Keynote speaker will be Peter Piñon, MS, LPC, co-founder, counselor and coach at MindsConnect. His topic will be “Self-Care: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others.”

“It is our hope that you as a mentor, educator, social worker, counselor, anyone that works with others suffering from trauma, are led to self-reflect and self-assess your compassion fatigue. We hope you. Will be equipped with practical strategies and tools to care for yourself and others in the midst of burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress.”

FRIDAY, FEB. 12

Follow Your Heart

to Downtown Ennis

The city of Ennis hosts Follow Your Heart to Downtown Ennis from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Minnie McDowal Park. The free event features red and pink rooftop lights, romantic music, photo ops and Romeros Mini Donuts. Enjoy shopping and dining. Carriage rides will be sold as walk up tickets for $30 per carriage. Rides will be about 15 minutes long. Masks and social distancing required.

SATURDAY, MARCH 27

Lawn and Garden Expo

The 2021 Ellis County Master Gardener Lawn and Garden Expo will be held Saturday, March 27, at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie.

SATURDAY, APRIL 10

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie holds its 2021 season from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday, April 10-May 31. For ticket information, themed weekends and more, visit online at https://www.srfestival.com/.

Waxajam 2021

Waxajam 2021 will take place from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Railyard Park, downtown Waxahachie. The free event features Waxahachie musicians from decades past to current times.

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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