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Master Gardener calendars available

Free 2019 Master Gardener calendars are available at the Waxahachie Sun office. The calendars contain detailed tips and information for successful lawn and gardening activities in this area. Stop by and pick up yours at 200 N. Rogers St., Suite B, Waxahachie, or at any of the sponsor locations.

March for Meals Month

During March, meal programs across the nation work within their communities to raise funds and recruit volunteers, with a goal of ending senior hunger. Ellis County seniors are served by Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties. To become a sponsor and for more information, visit online at www.mowjec.org/march-meals.

WISD spring break

Waxahachie ISD will be on spring break from March 11-15, with an additional student holiday Monday, March 18.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Coloring for adults

Three Rivers Coffee is hosting a coloring for adults (or teenagers) event from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. It’s a relaxing way to chat with friends and spend the evening. Supplies are provided but feel free to bring your own. Three Rivers is located at North U.S. Highway 77, Suite 100, Waxahachie.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

Ladies Night Out

The Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association presents its monthly Ladies Night Out with special shopping opportunities from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, March 14.

Airport board to meet

The Mid-Way Regional Airport Joint Airport Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the conference room at the airport, 131 Airport Drive, Midlothian. The meeting is open to the public, which is invited to attend.

Heritage Preservation Commission to meet

The Waxahachie Heritage Preservation Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the council conference room at City Hall, 401 S. Rogers St. The meeting is open to the public, which is invited to attend.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Free community event

Camp Gladiator will hold a free community event from 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 16, at Getzendaner Park. Activities include a dunking booth, bounce houses, games, food trucks and face painting.

Bullet journaling workshop

Three Rivers coffee shop, North U.S. Highway 77, Suite 100, Waxahachie, will host a free workshop on bullet journaling from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 16. Supplies will be available for purchase.

Wildflower Walk

The Ellis County Master Naturalists will host a wildflower walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Mockingbird Nature Park, 1361 Onward Road, Midlothian. Join the Master Naturalists on a half-mile trail identifying wildflowers. The community is invited. Bring water and wear closed-toe shoes.

American Legion 100th Birthday

The American Legion family, Chris Kyle Post 388, will celebrate the American Legion’s 100th birthday, Saturday, March 16. The lunch and celebration will begin at noon, with a flag retirement ceremony starting at 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Waxahachie VFW Post 3894, 1405 Interstate 35E. The community is invited to attend and to bring any flags that have served their usefulness so they may be properly retired. For more information or to help sponsor the event, call Robert Sonnier at 469-552-6723.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Meet the artist

The Dessert Spot, 100 N. College St., will host its next Meet the Artist event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 17. The featured artist is Mark Buxkemper, whose work includes charcoal portraits of professional athletes. For more information, call 214-463-5944.

ECCWC reservations due

Lunch reservations for the next Ellis County Christian Women’s Connection luncheon are due Sunday, March 17, by calling 214-463-5064 or emailing barbjacobs19@yahoo.com. The luncheon itself is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Waxahachie Country Club, 1920 W. U.S. Highway 287. Tickets are $13 inclusive. This month’s program is “Secrets from Life’s Garden” by Jeanette Swann, a former Army wife, nurse, college instructor, small business owner and organic gardener. She will discuss how to trade stress for tranquility and find peace in any garden, large or small. Join her to find out the secret.

MONDAY, MARCH 18

WISD board to meet

The Waxahachie ISD board of trustees will meet Monday, March 18, at the administration building, 411 N. Gibson St. The board will first meet in a workshop at 6 p.m. in the administrative conference room, with no action to be taken on agenda items. It will then move into the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the board room. Both the workshop and regular meeting are open to the public, which is encouraged to attend.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

Private applicator training

The Ellis County Extension Office is offering private applicator training from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19; register and pay for materials ($60) by 8:15 a.m. For more information, contact Mark Arnold, county Extension agent for agriculture/natural resources, at the office, 701 S. Interstate Highway 35E, Waxahachie; or call 972-825-5175 or email wmarnold@ag.tamu.edu.

Republican Women to meet

The Ellis County Republican Women will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Woodmen Life facility, 610 Water St., Waxahachie. The featured speaker is Kasundra Brown, gospel minister, political speaker and entrepreneur.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

Old-Fashioned Singing Project

Waxahachie’s Old-Fashioned Singing Project is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, presentation and enjoyment of historical congregational singing, especially in the American southern states in the first half of the 20th century, through research, performance, lectures workshops, publications and recordings. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. (The shows are identical.) All tickets are $12 and are available at the door or online at http://www.waxaofs.com.

Ellis County Fair and Rodeo

The second annual Ellis County Fair and Rodeo will feature the “best show on dirt” Friday-Saturday, March 22-23, at the Ellis County Expo Center. In partnership with Rafter G Rodeo Co., the event will feature its first PRCA ProRodeo in Ellis County. Live entertainment follows the rodeo each night, with Curtis Grimes on Friday and Brandon Rhyder on Saturday. All proceeds benefit Ellis County 4H and FFA programs.

For tickets and more information, visit the expo’s website at https://elliscountyyouthexpo.com/. The event precedes the annual Ellis County Youth Expo.

Brown Bag at the museum

The Ellis County Museum presents its monthly Brown Bag luncheon from noon-1 p.m. Friday, March 22. Stop by and learn a bit of history.

Community open house

Family Abuse Center will hold a community open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the community room at Waxahachie Police Department, 630 Farley St. The event will celebrate the new satellite office, with information shared about resources and services offered. Food will be provided.

Agriscience facility groundbreaking

The Waxahachie ISD board of trustees invites the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the district’s new agriscience facility at 9 a.m. Friday, March 22, on the WHS campus, 3001 U.S. Highway 287 Bypass.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Llamas at the Pub

The Java Llamas will play “llama-style” rock and roll at College Street Pub, 210 N. College St., Waxahachie, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

Ellis County Youth Expo

The annual Ellis County Youth Expo runs from Sunday-Saturday, March 24-March 30, at the Ellis County Expo Center, Waxahachie. The competition includes multiple livestock divisions, ag mechanics and creative arts, with local 4H and FFA program members competing. The family-friendly event is open to the public, which is encouraged to attend. For more information, visit online at https://elliscountyyouthexpo.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 25

Master Naturalists to meet

The Indian Trail Master Naturalist Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, at First United Methodist Church, Waxahachie. The community is invited.

THURSDAY MARCH 28

Chamber mixer

The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce hosts its “Off The Clock” networking and drinks mixer from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Plaid Turtle Draft House, 208 W. Franklin St.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

Rotary Sporting Clay Event

The Rotary Club of Waxahachie will host its second annual Sporting Clay Event, a fundraiser for scholarships from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Ellis County Sportsman Club, 470 W. Sterrett Road, Waxahachie. Everyone is welcome to participate. Visit the Rotary’s website at www.waxahachierotary.org for information and registration forms. For more details, contact Melissa Ballard at mballard@townsquaretitle.com or call 972-351-1750.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

Ellis County Master Gardeners Lawn & Garden Expo

The annual Ellis County Master Gardeners Lawn & Garden Expo is slated for Saturday, March 30, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. Those interested in becoming an expo sponsor or exhibitor should email James Kocian at expo.ecmga@yahoo.com.

Tulipalooza at Getzendaner Park

The community is invited to attend the first Tulipalooza at Getzendaner Park from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 30. The event benefits the YMCA and people with intellectual disabilities. The event will offer a day of fun for the entire family.

The Tulipalooza 5K is at 10:30 a.m. ($40 fee). A chef showcase is at 11 a.m. with a concert by Hayes Carll at 2 p.m. The event is hosted by Poston Gardens.

Rainbow Room Fun Run

Ellis County Rainbow Room hosts its annual Fun Run at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Getzendaner Park. Either walk or run the 1- or 3-mile track. There is no registration or fee: All you have to do is show up with a new article of children’s clothing, diapers or gift card donation.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

WHS culinary arts restaurant open

WHS’ The Reservation is open to the community from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. Students prepare incredible meals under the direction of Chef Joel Skipper. Entrees are $10; dessert is $3; beverages are included; payment is check or cash. Enter through the campus’ CTE wing. Reservations are requested for food preparation purposes. Sign up for email reminders, including upcoming menus, by emailing jskipper@wisd.org. For more information, call 972-923-4614.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4

WISD substitute teacher orientation

Waxahachie ISD will host a substitute teacher orientation meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at the administration building, 411 N. Gibson St. For more information, call 972-923-4631.

Ribbon cutting

The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for Dazzling Divas, 113 S. College St., from 4-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The community is invited.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

Ennis library book sale

Friends of the Ennis Public Library host their annual spring book sale from 1-5 p.m. Friday, April 5, and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Most books will be sold $2 per bag. Classics and antiques will be priced as marked. The library is located at 501 W. Ennis Ave., Ennis. For more information, call 972-875-5360.

Share the Love Gala

CASA hosts its annual Share the Love Gala at 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Waxahachie Civic Center with this year’s honorary chair, WFAA Wednesday’s Child host Cynthia Izaguirre. Proceeds from the event fund incidentals for children in foster care and will help kick off the non-profit’s capital campaign to expand its current office and training facility and provide for family visitation rooms. Information regarding tickets, sponsorships, auction items and program ads can be found at www.casaofelliscounty.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

Pianist Sean Chen in concert

The Waxahachie Symphony Association presents pianist Sean Chen in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at SAGU Hagee Center. Chen is lauded as a charismatic rising star with a “million-volt smile” and a “formidable set of fingers.” The Van Cliburn’s 2013 bronze medalist returns to Texas for an intimate, engaging appearance, where he’ll perform his own transcriptions of famous pieces, as well as improvisations based on audience suggestions.

Purchase tickets online at https://www.waxahachiesymphonyassociation.org/.

Brilliance Scholarship Fundraiser

Navarro College hosts its annual Brilliance Ellis County scholarship fundraiser from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. at the Midlothian Conference Center. The gala raises money for Ellis County students to attend Navarro College. This fun event includes cocktails, dinner, entertainment and a live auction. This year’s theme is “Casino Royale.” Over the past 10 years, more than 1,400 scholarships have been awarded. Many levels of corporate sponsorship are available. For more information, visit http://brilliance.navarrocollege.edu.

StreetsToSheets benefit walk

The first ever Mutt Strut benefiting StreetsToSheets Animal Rescue, an Ellis County-based nonprofit, takes place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Getzendaner Park. The event will include a dog walk, with a registration fee of $15 per dog before March 30 and $20 per dog after. Additional activities include games, contests, a kid zone, vendors and live entertainment.

Sign up as a walker, volunteer, vendor or sponsor at https://www.streetstosheetsanimalrescue.com/muttstrut

Kids Against Hunger

Volunteers are invited to help pack meal packs for Kids Against Hunger from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie.

Kids Against Hunger supplies food to orphanages, schools and feeding stations in the United States, Honduras, Reynosa and more sites. Contact 972-937-4400 for more information.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

Starry Night Gala

The Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center will celebrate 20 years of providing justice, hope and healing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Midlothian Conference Center, 1 Community Drive. Sponsorships and tickets are available by emailing eccacgala@elliscountycac.org.

Classic Truck Nationals

The first Classic Truck Nationals will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Getzendaner Park. All American-made full-size classic trucks are invited. For more information, visit https://classictrucknationals.com/.

Waxahachie Craft Beer & Crawfest

The Waxahachie Craft Beer & Crawfest will run from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in downtown Waxahachie, featuring live music, craft beer, crawfish and fun. For more information, contact the Waxahachie Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.waxahachiecvb.com.

WISD Job Fair

Waxahachie ISD will host a job fair from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Waxahachie High School gymnasium, 3001 U.S. Highway 287 Bypass, Waxahachie. Preregister at www.wisd.org or onsite the day of the job fair. For more information and questions, call the WISD administration offices at 972-923-4631.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival continues this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14. The festival is located at 2511 Farm-to-Market 66, Waxahachie and reflects the time of King Henry VIII with arts, crafts, vendors, food and entertainment. For more information, call 972-938-3247 or visit online at www.srfestival.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

WISD pre-kindergarten roundup

Waxahachie ISD hosts its pre-kindergarten roundup from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Turner Pre-kindergarten Academy. Bring ID, income verification, birth certificate, Social Security card and immunization record.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

WHS culinary arts restaurant open

WHS’ The Reservation is open to the community from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Students prepare incredible meals under the direction of Chef Joel Skipper. Entrees are $10; dessert is $10; beverages are included; payment is check or cash. Enter through the campus’ CTE wing. Reservations are requested for food preparation purposes. Sign up for email reminders, including upcoming menus, by emailing jskipper@wisd.org. For more information, call 972-923-4614.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Candlelight Vigil

At 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, CASA of Ellis County partners with The Avenue Church and Anchors and Arrows Foster Support Group to host the annual Candlelight Vigil for Abused, Neglected and Abandoned Children. Judge Jim Chapman, who presides over cases involving Child Protec-tive Services in County Court at Law No. 1, will read a proclamation to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month. CASA of Ellis County can be reached at www.casaofelliscounty.org or 972-937-1455.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Antique Alley

Waxahachie participates in Antique Alley on Friday-Sunday, April 19-21. Waxahachie will have vendors around the town square on Saturday and many local businesses will offer special promotions. The Downtown Waxahachie Farmer’s Market will also participate in the Antique Alley event. Besides Waxahachie, the event spans Cleburne, Grandview, Maypearl, Alvarado, Venus and Keene.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Wildflower Walk

The Ellis County Master Naturalists will host a wildflower walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Mockingbird Nature Park, 1361 Onward Road, Midlothian. Join the Master Naturalists on a half-mile trail identifying wildflowers. The community is invited. Bring water and wear closed-toe shoes.

Bodybuilding championships

The NPC City Limits Championships will be held Saturday, April 20, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. For more information, visit online at https://www.texasbodybuildingcontests.com.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival continues this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, April 20-21. The festival is located at 2511 Farm-to-Market 66, Waxahachie and reflects the time of King Henry VIII with arts, crafts, vendors, food and entertainment. For more information, call 972-938-3247 or visit online at www.srfestival.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 22

Spring Sparkle

The city of Waxahachie hosts its annual Spring Sparkle on Monday-Friday, April 22-26, at the Citizen’s Convenience Station, 499 Lions Park Road. The cleanup is available to all residential households within the city limits. A valid photo ID and a current garbage bill must be shown. Businesses and outside the city limit residents are ineligible. For more information, call 469-309-4271 or 972-937-3367.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

WHS culinary arts restaurant open

WHS’ The Reservation is open to the community from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Students prepare incredible meals under the direction of Chef Joel Skipper. Entrees are $10; dessert is $3; beverages are included; payment is check or cash. Enter through the campus’ CTE wing. Reservations are requested for food preparation purposes. Sign up for email reminders, including upcoming menus, by emailing jskipper@wisd.org. For more information, call 972-923-4614.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

Crossroads of Texas Film & Musical Festival

The annual Crossroads of Texas Film & Musical Festival is slated for Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28, at Getzendaner Park. With a focus on “Texas Made Films and Music,” this year’s screenings include “Boyhood,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Blaze,” “True Stories” and “Places in the Heart.” Concerts include Bobby Patterson and Ray Wylie Hubbard. For a complete schedule and ticket information, visit https://www.crossroadsoftxff.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

Wonderful Women in Waxahachie

Be one of the Wonderful Women in Waxahachie and join the group for a fabulous weekend of girl camping at Getzendaner Park from April 25-28. The event fee includes camping (trailer, car, van, tent), T-shirt, continental breakfast including coffee each morning, catered dinner Friday and Saturday nights, a VIP pass to the 2019 Crossroads of Texas Film & Music Festival, which includes movies and music events throughout the weekend, with special guest appearances.

A reservation/space can be secured through the Eventbrite link below and paying the $165 nonrefundable fee (+taxes and ticket fee charged by Eventbrite), which will be handled by the Waxahachie CVB. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wonderful-women-in-waxahachie-campcrossroads-of-tx-film-music-festival-tickets-53877024631).

For questions, email lmosley@waxahachiecvb.com or call 469-309-4040.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

Brown Bag at the museum

The Ellis County Museum presents its monthly Brown Bag luncheon from noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 26. The community is invited to stop by and learn a bit of history.

Block Party and Open House

The Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center will host its Block Party and Open House at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, on the property surrounding its offices at 425 E. Ross St. in Waxahachie. Activities include food trucks, games, prizes and other family-friendly activities. The event is open to the public and provides a free, fun and safe event for families to attend. For more information, contact the center at www.elliscountycac.org or 972-937-1870.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Farmers market returns

The Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market will open for the 2019 season on Saturday, April 27. Market hours are from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., with the market located at 410 S. Rogers St. Shop-pers can find fresh locally grown produce, plants, jams, jellies, spices, hand made goods and much more.

The market will run every Saturday through Oct. 26. For more information about the market, including how to become a vendor, contact Anita Brown at 469-309-4111.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival continues this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28. The festival is located at 2511 Farm-to-Market 66, Waxahachie and reflects the time of King Henry VIII with arts, crafts, vendors, food and entertainment. For more information, call 972-938-3247 or visit online at www.srfestival.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

Prairie adventure

The Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm hosts a Prairie Wildlife & Wildflower Adventure from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Enjoy interactive exhibits, demonstrations and tours learning about the wildlife, flowers, plants and trees native to the Blackland Prairie. Family-friendly; admission and activities are free. Visit the farm’s website at https://ruralheritagefarm.org/.

MONDAY, APRIL 29

Coffee cupping

Three Rivers Coffee hosts a coffee cupping, which is like a wine-tasting but is for coffee, from 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 29. The event is limited to eight people, so register ahead of time at https://www.threeriverscoffee.com/events/coffee-cupping-2 to ensure a seat. Tickets are $20 a person, which includes one hour of learning about and tasting three different coffee beans, plus more. Three Rivers is located at North U.S. Highway 77, Suite 100, Waxahachie.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

WHS culinary arts restaurant open

WHS’ The Reservation is open to the community from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. Students prepare incredible meals under the direction of Chef Joel Skipper. Entrees are $10; dessert is $3; beverages are included; payment is check or cash. Enter through the campus’ CTE wing. Reservations are requested for food preparation purposes. Sign up for email reminders, including upcoming menus, by emailing jskipper@wisd.org. For more information, call 972-923-4614.

THURSDAY, MAY 2

WISD substitute teacher orientation

Waxahachie ISD will host a substitute teacher orientation meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at the administration building, 411 N. Gibson St. For more information, call 972-923-4631.

WISD kindergarten roundup

Waxahachie ISD hosts its kindergarten roundup from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at each of its elementaries. Parents register their children at their zoned campus. Those who don’t know their zoned campus can visit www.wisd.org or call 972-923-4631.

‘Chicago’

The Waxahachie High School Drama Department presents its performances of the musical, “Chicago,” at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the WHS Performing Arts Center, 3001 U.S. Highway 287 Bypass. For more information and tickets, visit online at www.whsdramadept.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 3

Cinco de Mayo block party and festival

Ellis County Hispanic Organizations presents its 11th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta from 5-11 p.m. Friday, May 3 and from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in downtown Waxahachie (parts of College, Franklin and Jackson streets). The block party and festival serves as a celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage. Activities include great food, festive music, spirited dance and fun for the entire family to enjoy.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in concert

The Waxahachie Symphony Association presents Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at SAGU Hagee Center. This is Grammy®-nominated and Emmy Award-winning conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s 19th year at the helm of the 106-year-old Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. WSA will close the season with the FWSO’s annual performance of beloved works by classical composers such as Brahms, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.

Purchase tickets online at https://www.waxahachiesymphonyassociation.org/.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival continues this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5. The fes-tival is located at 2511 Farm-to-Market 66, Waxahachie and reflects the time of King Henry VIII with arts, crafts, vendors, food and entertainment. For more information, call 972-938-3247 or visit online at www.srfestival.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 10

‘Mamma Mia!’ in performance

The Waxahachie Community Theatre presents “Mamma Mia!” in performance 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 online at www.waxahachiecommunitytheatre.com or email wct.texas@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival continues this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12. The festival is located at 2511 Farm-to-Market 66, Waxahachie and reflects the time of King Henry VIII with arts, crafts, vendors, food and entertainment. For more information, call 972-938-3247 or visit online at www.srfestival.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

Waxahachie Old-Fashioned Singing

Waxahachie’s Old-Fashioned Singing Project is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, presentation and enjoyment of historical congregational singing, especially in the American southern states in the first half of the 20th century, through research, performance, lectures workshops, publications and recordings. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. (The shows are identical.) All tickets are $12 and are available at the door or online at http://www.waxaofs.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Wildflower Walk

The Ellis County Master Naturalists will host a wildflower walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Mockingbird Nature Park, 1361 Onward Road, Midlothian. Join the Master Naturalists on a half-mile trail identifying wildflowers. The community is invited. Bring water and wear closed-toe shoes.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival continues this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19. The festival is located at 2511 Farm-to-Market 66, Waxahachie and reflects the time of King Henry VIII with arts, crafts, vendors, food and entertainment. For more information, call 972-938-3247 or visit online at www.srfestival.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival kicks off its season Saturday, April 6, and continues each Saturday-Sunday through its final weekend of Saturday-Monday, May 25-27. The festival is located at 2511 Farm-to-Market 66, Waxahachie and reflects the time of King Henry VIII with arts, crafts, vendors, food and entertainment. For more information, call 972-938-3247 or visit online at www.srfestival.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Pancake Fly-in Breakfast

The annual Pancake Fly-in Breakfast will be held from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at Mid-Way Regional Airport, located off of U.S. Highway 287 between Waxahachie and Midlothian. Family-friendly activities include classic airplanes, helicopter rides, flyovers, radio-controlled model airplanes, live music, children’s activities and, of course, pancakes.

Historic home tour

The 51st annual Gingerbread Trail Historic Home Tour will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 1-2. The tour benefits the Ellis County Museum and this year features five homes: the Yates home at 626 Kaufman, the Anderson home at 610 Kaufman, the Cole home at 115 Kaufman, the Bailey home at 513 N. Rogers and the Lynn home at 313 Harbin. Tickets may be purchased the day of the event at the Ellis County Museum (201 S. College) or at any of the featured homes. Advance tickets for adults are $20; $25 the day of the event.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Junk in the Trunk

Downtown Waxahachie will host its quarterly Junk in the Trunk, a community-wide resale event, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, on the courthouse square. For more information, call 972-938-8085 or visit www.downtownwaxahachie.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

Crape Myrtle Festival

The annual Crape Myrtle Festival will be held from 5-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Lumpkins Stadium. The event features tailgating, concert, children’s area, food trucks and fireworks.

THURSDAY, JULY 4

Fourth of July parade

The annual Fourth of July Parade will kick-off at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4 in historic downtown Waxahachie. The parade will honor veterans. Following the parade, the community is invited to Getzendaner Park for the annual Picnic in the Park sponsored by Remedy Church.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

Junk in the Trunk

Downtown Waxahachie will host its quarterly Junk in the Trunk, a community-wide resale event, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, on the courthouse square. For more information, call 972-938-8085 or visit www.downtownwaxahachie.com.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in performance

The Waxahachie Community Theatre presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. Single performance and season ticket information is available online at www.waxahachiecommunitytheatre.com or email wct.texas@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

Junk in the Trunk

Downtown Waxahachie will host its quarterly Junk in the Trunk, a community-wide resale event, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, on the courthouse square. For more information, call 972-938-8085 or visit www.downtownwaxahachie.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 13

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ in performance

The Waxahachie Community Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street” in performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. Single performance and season ticket information is available online at www.waxahachiecommunitytheatre.com or email wct.texas@gmail.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 neal@waxahachiesun.com or call 214-673-3695.

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