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Indian Spirit Store

The Indian Spirit Store at Lumpkins Stadium is open throughout the academic year. Follow the official Facebook Page, Indian Spirit Store. All proceeds help fund athletic expenses, such as pre-game meals. Items sold include Indians apparel, accessories, fan support items and programs.

Mommy and Me Yoga

Your Spirit Sparkle, 112 N. Dallas St. in Ennis, hosts weekly mommy and me yoga classes from 6-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The class is led by Madeline Clemons-Looper and is for moms with children between the ages of 2 and 5. The class is $15 to join.

Kids Trapeze Class

The Lord’s Gym in Waxahachie holds one-hour kids trapeze classes from 4-5 p.m. every Saturday. These are specifically geared toward students age 10 years old and older and help build coordination, flexibility, focus and strength. Open to young students at all levels. Parents are welcome to join the classes as well. Booking required. Contact Lord’s Gym at 972-935-0760 for pricing and booking.

YMCA karate classes

The Waxahachie Family YMCA offers karate for children ages 7-18 year-round. Register by the 5th of every month. Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for youth and 8:30 p.m. for adults. Visit https://bit.ly/2Z91SOv to register.

WYAA year-round programs

The Waxahachie Youth Athletic Association is a year-round program for children ages 4-12, with more than 400 participants in its football, basketball, track and cheering programs. For more information, visit wyaatomahawks.org or call board president Phelp Benjamin at 469-300-9922.

Bring Homer to Ellis County

Miracle League of Ellis County is requesting donations so it can have our its Homer costume. He’s the official mascot of The Miracle League. Miracle League of Ellis County athletes love when they have superheroes visit and would especially love to have their very own mascot with them at all their events. Those interested in helping the Miracle League of Ellis County reach its goal of buying its own Homer (cost is $2,800) can email miracleleagueelliscounty@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

Lucky’s CC Car Show and Toy Drive

The city of Ennis will host a car show and toy drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in historic downtown. Bring an unwrapped gift and enjoy live music, food and fun cars. Anyone wanting to register a own car in the car show must pay a $10 registration fee and bring an unwrapped gift.

Naughty or Nice Toy Drive

Buffalo Creek CrossFit in Waxahachie is hosting a toy drive at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Those who donate a gift will be eligible to receive a free workout (not required), so dress appropriately if you plan to participate. For more details on event and workouts or to register for the toy drive. visit https://www.naughtyornice.events.

Running of the Elves 5K

Class of 2020 Project Graduation in Midlothian will host a “Run with the Elves” event to raise funds for the graduating senior class. Dress like your favorite elf as prizes will be awarded for the best costume. The race will start and finish at Don Floyd Memorial Stadium and takes place beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

Ellis County Toy Run

Santa will lead the 35th annual Ellis County Toy Run from downtown Midlothian to Sokol Hall in Ennis beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Admission is $5 and a new toy. Music will be provided by Stray Dog and the Blue Healers. There will be a live auction, drawings, 50-50 and free hot dogs and beverages until they’re gone. Join in on two or four wheels.

‘Deck the Halls’ wrestling

Waxahachie Faith Pro Wrestling hosts “Deck the Hall’s from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane. Bring a canned good for $1 off (five cans maximum) per ticket. General admission is $10; ringside is $15; children age 6 and younger are free.

TUESDAY, DEC. 10

Cherokee Charmers Fundraiser

The Waxahachie High School Cherokee Charmers will hold a fundraiser at McAlister’s Deli in Waxahachie from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, with 20-percent of your total donated to the Cherokee Charmers if you mention you want to donate to the cause while placing your order. Proceeds help fund competition, costume and meal costs. The team hopes to have at least 100 people commit to eat. You can pledge to support the team at http://bit.ly/2Leajz6.

FRIDAY, DEC. 13

Annual Meet the Indians and Alumni Game Night

From 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, the Waxahachie High School men’s soccer team will host its annual Meet the Indians event plus an alumni game at Lumpkins Stadium. Meet the 2019-2020 Indian soccer teams and watch short scrimmages between the top 22 players, varsity XI vs. all youth players, father vs. son game and, this year, an alumni game to cap the night off. Admission is free; spirit gear will be available for purchase.  

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

YMCA Santa Run

The Waxahachie Family YMCA hosts its seventh annual Family Santa Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in historic downtown Waxahachie (starting point at the amphitheater). This 5K and a 1 Mile Fun Run is a tradition the whole family can enjoy. Every runner receives a five-piece Santa suit to wear during either of the two runs. (Or, people can sign up as Grinches).

New this year is a pancake breakfast hosted by the Waxahachie Boy Scouts from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Participants can run for fun or time, with 16 categories awarded. Register at https://www.raceentry.com/races/ymca-santa-run/2019/register.

878 Airsoft Toys for Tots Charity

878 Airsoft will host its annual Toys for Tots event, Elf Gathering 6, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at 878 Airsoft in Waxahachie. Enjoy a fun, full-day airsoft event while also helping out the community. Join Deadpool, Frosty, Rudolph, Santa and his trusty elves at this Christmas-themed event. Purchase tickets at the field the day of the event. For those who bring a new, unwrapped toy as a donation, the ticket cost is $35. For those not bringing a toy to donate, admission will be a ticket at $35, plus a $15 donation to Toys-For-Tots (for $50 total).

PreRunner Day

TexPlex Park, 881 Miller Road in Midlothian, hosts a PreRunner Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Call 972-752-2223 or search for TexPlex Park on Facebook.

TUESDAY, DEC. 22

Cherokee Charmers 2020 Dance Extravaganza

Registration deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 22, for the Cherokee Charmers’ 2020 Dance Extravaganza that will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, during halftime at the Lady Indians basketball game. Practices will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, and Friday, Jan. 10. Download registration forms at http://bit.ly/2XtpkSA. For questions, email Erica Pointer-Wilcox at ewilcox@wisd.org.

SATURDAY, JAN. 4

Health and wellness fair

There will be a health and wellness fair by Body in Balance Chiropractic from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Waxahachie Civic Center. The event will include more than 30 health and wellness professionals, children’s activities, prize drawings and freebies.

FRIDAY, JAN. 10

Winter Junior Champions Cup

The second annual Winter Tournament in Fort Worth offering recreational, academy and competitive brackets, will be held Friday-Sunday, Jan. 10-12. The tournament was called the Target United Cup in 2019.

To register, visit https://events.gotsport.com/forms/app/Default.aspx?eventid=76771.

SATURDAY, JAN. 11

Youth Dairy Goat Show

Circle B Farm will host its New Year Bash Dairy Goat Show at the Ellis County Expo Center from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

There will be a $15 entry fee and $5 showmanship entry fee for those interested in participating.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

2020 TBHC Hero 5K

Texas Baptist Home for Children will host a 5K on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie to support TBHC Adoptions. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m.; race start time will be at 9:00 a.m.

To register ahead of time or for more information, visit https://www.tbhc.org/events/tbhc-hero-5k/

SATURDAY, FEB. 1

SAGU Half Marathon and 5K

SAGU will host a half marathon and 5K in partnership with Altus Emergency from 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 1.

The annual SAGU Half Marathon is considered one of the fastest courses in North Texas, with 85-percent of the 13.1 trek on flat ground that covers a good portion of the city of Waxahachie. The course starts and finishes on the campus of Southwestern Assemblies of God University. All participants receive a finisher’s shirt, with a custom finisher’s medal, for the registration of $50.

Proceeds from the SAGU Half support the university’s men’s and women’s cross country and track programs.

For more details and to register, visit https://www.sagu.edu/events/2020-02-01-half-marathon-5k

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