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 email@example.com.
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 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 9 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.
The Ellis County Art Association presents its annual judged member show through Dec. 31, at Art on the Square, 113 W. Franklin St., Waxahachie. For more information, call 972-937-3414.
Red Oak sports
Red Oak Baseball & Softball Association spring registration is now open. Visit www.redoakbsa.com for more information.
TUESDAY, DEC. 28
The Waxahachie High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams play Tuesday, Dec. 28. The boys play on the road in the Whataburger Tournament at Mansfield Legacy High School from Tuesday-Thursday, with times to be announced. The girls play at home against Kennedale at 12:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 30
WHS girls soccer
The Waxahachie High School varsity girls soccer team plays a scrimmage on the road at Wylie High School at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30.
FRIDAY, DEC. 31
WHS boys soccer
The Waxahachie High School varsity boys soccer team plays a scrimmage on the road at Rockwall Heath at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31.
New Year’s Eve dance
Sokol Activity Center, 2622 E. State Highway 34, Ennis, hosts a New Year’s Eve dance Friday, Dec. 31. Music by The Moravians. Doors open at 7 p.m.; $10 per person. No reservations. Cash bar; champagne available for purchase. Black-eyed peas and cornbread provided at midnight. Smoke-free event. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 1
2022 Dumbest Run 5K/marathon
The Waxahachie Running Club hosts its annual Dumbest Run 5K/marathon at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, around the historic Ellis County Courthouse in Downtown Waxahachie. This is a pick your own distance event where you circle the courthouse to your heart’s content. Walk a mile, run a 5K or do a full marathon. Start early, start late, but a group photo is planned for 7:30 a.m. The community is invited.
MONDAY, JAN. 3
First Monday artist
The Ellis County Art Association holds its First Monday Artist Demonstration as part of its regular monthly meeting, which is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. for meet and greet; demonstration at 7 p.m. Located at 113 W. Franklin St., Waxahachie.
TUESDAY, JAN. 4
The Waxahachie High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams play at home Tuesday, Jan. 4, against Lake Ridge. The girls play at 6 p.m.; the boys play at 7:30 p.m.
WHS boys soccer
The Waxahachie High School varsity boys soccer team plays on the road at Sherman at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5
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. 5 – Episode 1: I Have Called You by Name
• 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. 6
Hawk Parent University
Red Oak ISD hosts its first Hawk Parent University from 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 6, in the Red Oak High School cafeteria. For all secondary parents.
The Waxahachie High School varsity boys and girls soccer teams play Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 6-8.
The boys play on the road in the Galveston Showcase with a game at 3:45 p.m. Thursday against Dickinson, at 11:15 a.m. Friday against FB Eisenhower, and at 3:45 p.m. Saturday against Galveston Ball.
The girls play at home in the Rodriguez Memorial Tournament with a game at noon Thursday against Denton Ryan, at 2 p.m. Friday against R.L. Turner, and at 3 p.m. Saturday against Trimble Tech.
FRIDAY, JAN. 7
The Waxahachie High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams play on the road against Cedar Hill on Friday, Jan. 7. The girls play at 6 p.m.; the boys play at 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, JAN. 8
Free antique appraisals
Gingerbread Antiques hosts its free monthly antique appraisals from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Gingerbread Antiques is located at 310 S. College St., Waxahachie; call 972-937-0968.
The Waxahachie High School varsity swim team participates in the Midway Invite at Waco Family YMCA at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8.
MONDAY, JAN. 10
The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for Elan Med Spa & Clinic, 1735 N. U.S. Highway 77, Suite 105, Waxahachie, at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10.
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.
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
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 email@example.com or visit whsdramadept.org for more information.
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.
SATURDAY, JAN. 22
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.
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, 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.
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