Everything Under The Sun: Things to do in Ellis County | Arts & Entertainment

Yoshiko Yap

• 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, from 9-11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday, 4-6 p.m. the first and third Thursday, from 10 a.m.-noon the fourth Saturday or by appointment. Email [email protected]

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

Baylor Thrift Store, 431 North College, is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Specials each week. The store has been improved by being cleaned completely, painted, new merchandise, etc. Donations are welcome during business hours only.

The Ellis County Art Association is hosting painting parties at Art on the Square, 113 W. Franklin St., in historic downtown Waxahachie. The cost is $40 per person/six-person minimum. For more information on “Canvas and Cocktails,” call 972-937-3414.

The Waxahachie City Council meets Monday, May 2, at City Hall, 401 S. Rogers St. Briefing session in the council conference room before the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the council chamber.

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.

Waxahachie ISD will hold its annual pre-K and kindergarten roundup from 5:30 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. All pre-K registration takes place at Turner Pre-K Academy; kindergarten takes place at the student’s  zoned elementary campus. Marvin/Wilemon kindergarten lottery students will bee notified by April 18. Pre-K student’s parents should bring ID,  income verification, birth certificate, social security  card and immunization record. To find where you’re zoned, visit www.wisd.org or call 972-923-4631.

The Ellis County Commissioners Court meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the historic courthouse, 101 W. Main St., Waxahachie. There will be a 1:30 p.m. workshop held immediately before the meeting.

Railport Brewing Company hosts a movie night with “Star Wars” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Located at 405 W. Madison St., Waxahachie.

The Waxahachie Firefighters and Police Officers Civil Service Commission meets at noon Wednesday, May 4, in the conference room at City Hall, 401 S. Rogers St.

The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Neighborhood Credit Union’s new Waxahachie branch at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at 1750 N. U.S. Highway 77. Refreshments served.

The Waxahachie City Cemetery Board meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, in the conference room at City Hall, 401 S. Rogers St.

The Waxahachie Park Board meets at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the conference room at City Hall, 401 S. Rogers St.

Keep Waxahachie Beautiful

The Keep Waxahachie Beautiful Committee meets at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the conference room at City Hall, 401 S. Rogers St.

‘101 Dalmatians (Kids)’

Wilemon Steam Academy presents “101 Dalmatians  (Kids)” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, May 5-6, at Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. Free admission.

‘Sense and Sensibility’

Theatre Rocks! presentation of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” runs through Saturday, May 7. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 6 and 7. There is also a matinee performances at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Tickets are $15 for students and senior adults, $18 for general adult admission and can be purchased online at www.theatrerocks.com. The theatre is located at 505 N.W. Main St. in Ennis. Call 972-878-5126 for reservations or further information.

The Waxahachie High School varsity baseball team plays Bryan High School on the road in game 1 of the bi-district championship at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie High School varsity baseball team plays Bryan High School at home at Richards Park in the bi-district championship Saturday, May 7. Game 2 of the three-game series is at 2 p.m.; game 3 (if needed) to follow.

The Wags-a-hachie Dog Park holds its grand reopening from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, behind the Waxahachie Farmers Market, located at 701 Howard Road. Attendees are asked to use Matthews Street for parking access.

Railport Brewing in Waxahachie hosts a crawfish boil at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

The Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association hosts Margs for Mom from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

The Waxahachie Cinco de Mayo Festival will be held from 3-11 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in downtown Waxahachie. For more information, call 469-309-4045.

First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie, is hosting a paper shredding event from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 7.  This is a free event; donations accepted.  Paper only. Must be contained in a bag or box. Suggested donation is $10 per bag/box.

Friends of Sims Library meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7.

Blind Dog Cooley & Hausbone perform at Railport Brewery, 405 W. Madison St., Waxahachie, on Saturday, May 7.

Waxahachie Family Day is slated for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 7, at Lakeview Camp, 5128 Farm-to-Market 66, Waxahachie. Activities include jumping pillow, archery, crate stacking, zip line, climbing wall, more. Sponsored by Impact Waxahachie.

Jamie Richards performs at Rockett Cafe, 5790 Farm-to-Market 813, Waxahachie, at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 7. $10 cover.

Ellis County Equine Association hosts an open show starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Lone Star Cowboy Church, 1011 E. Ovilla Road, Red Oak. No dogs allowed. Halter, western and English classes for all ages and skills. For more information, visit elliscountyequine.org.

Waxahachie ISD hosts free UIL physicals for incoming seventh- through 12th-grade students from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, for girls and from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, for boys. Done at Mike Turner Gymnasium on the high school campus. Anyone with questions should contact E.J. Hairston at [email protected]

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1191, meets from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 W.7th Ave. (TX Hwy 31) in Corsicana.

The guest speaker will be Capt. Dan Summerall, U.S. Navy, retired, who will describe life aboard an aircraft carrier. He continues to be active in aviation, serving as operations officer for the local Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force headquartered in Corsicana.

NARFE Chapter 1191 has members from Ellis, Navarro and surrounding counties. Members, guests, and all who are part of the federal active and retired family are invited.

For membership information, contact the closest NARFE representative, in Corsicana 903-874-3092, in Ennis 214-949-6197, in Waxahachie 469-552-6649, in Red Oak 412-722-6307, and in Midlothian 972-268-5793.

The Waxahachie High School fine arts department presents “Mamma Mia!” as its spring musical from Thursday-Sunday, May 12-15. Performance times are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $10 adult. Email [email protected] or visit whsdramadept.org for more information.

The Ellis County Commissioners Court meets at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the historic courthouse, 101 W. Main St. The special meeting is on the 30-year Facilities Needs Assessments and the 30-year Strategic Growth Planning Guidelines.

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

Ray Wylie Hubbard performs at Rockett Cafe, 5790 Farm-to-Market 813, Waxahachie, from 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 13. $25.

The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for FirstLook Thrift Store, 1024 Ferris Ave., Suite B, Waxahachie, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 13.

The SPCA of Texas will hold a kickoff fundraising event from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Railport Brewery, 405 W. Madison St. A mobile adoption unit will be on site. For more information, email [email protected]

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

Faith Family Academy hosts a Fantastic Festival, 701 Ovilla Road, Waxahachie, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Bounce house, face painting, petting zoo, lunch, demonstrations, more. Carter BloodCare drive on site.

Saint Joseph Catholic School hosts its Casino Night from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the family parish center, 506 E. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie. Admission is $50. Purchase tickets online at stjswaxtx.org or through the school office. Features casino games, food, drinks, music, silent auction and prizes.

The Midlothian Lions Club hosts a pancake breakfast from 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Midlothian Civic Center, 224 S. 11th St., Midlothian. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. Dine in or to go available.

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.

Waxahachie ISD hosts free UIL physicals for incoming seventh- through 12th-grade students from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, for boys. Anyone with questions should contact E.J. Hairston at [email protected]

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

The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce hosts a ribbon cutting for Star Urology at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at 20 Northgate Drive, Waxahachie.

The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon cutting for Refreshingly New, 111 Indian Drive, Suite 102, Waxahachie, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Door prizes, refreshments.

Paint Historic Waxahachie

Paint Historic Waxahachie’s annual Plein Air Paint Out Competition is slated for May 20-25, with an exhibit from May 28-July 31 at Art on the Square, 113 W. Franklin St., Waxahachie. For more  information, call 972-937-3414.

Railyard Park presents Headphone Disco Live at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20.

Railport Brewing Company, 405 W. Madison St., Waxahachie, hosts movie night with “Jaws” at 6 p.m. Friday, May 20.

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.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

Creative Quilter’s Guild to meet

The Creative Quilter’s Guild of Ellis County meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Waxahachie Bible Church. Sign-in begins at 6 p.m.; meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Diana Buckley at 972-921-6715 or email [email protected]

Faith Family Academy hosts Spirit Night at Showbiz, 108 Broadhead Road, Waxahachie, from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. Come and go; pay for the activities your family wants to do.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

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

Mid-Way Regional  Airport hosts its annual pancake breakfast/fly-in/drive-in from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Adult breakfast tickets $6; children younger than 8 breakfast tickets $3. Free admission and parking. Besides the pancake breakfast, the event includes classic airplanes and fighters, Midlothian Classic Car Club, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, helicopter and CAF airplane rides, children’s activities and more. Located at 131 Airport Drive off of U.S. Highway 287. For more information, call 972-923-0080  or visit www.mid-wayregional.com.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Ellis County Museum hosts its 52nd annual Gingerbread Trail from 109 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5. Five historic homes plus Sims Library and the historic Ellis County Courthouse can be toured. Ticket prices are $25 adults, $7 children younger than 12. Additional activities include a self-tour biking router, car show at Getzendaner Park, and antiques/boutiques market.

Railyard Park in historic downtown Waxahachie hosts Mark Powell as part of its summer concert series from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Free admission.

Farley Street Baptist Church hosts its vacation Bible School, Spark Studios, from June 5-9.

Rockett Baptist Church and T&S Ministries are hosting a Christian concert with Chaotic Resemblance Friday, June 10, at the church, 2870 Farm-to-Market 983, Rockett. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7 p.m. $5 at the door; free refreshments.

Unity in the Community hosts Blues on Main in downtown Ennis starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

Military Appreciation Day

The After Church, 1511 Ovilla Road, Midlothian, hosts a Military Appreciation Day from noon-9 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Music, crafters, food trucks, car show, horse rides and more. $10 a carload.

Railyard Park in historic downtown Waxahachie holds a free summer concert with Def Leggend from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

The Waxahachie/Ellis County Branch NAACP hosts its annual Juneteenth Celebration from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Lee Penn Park, 402 Getzendaner St., Waxahachie. Free food, fun, fellowship. Parade lineup starts at 9 a.m., with the parade at 11 a.m. Drawings, vendors, entertainment, football, bounce houses, car show, special guests. For more information, call 972-937-2977 or email [email protected] Information is also available on the Waxahachie/Ellis County Branch NAACP 6240 Facebook page.

Railyard Park in historic downtown Waxahachie holds a free summer concert with Holly Beth and Hannah Kirbyfrom 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

Railyard Park in historic downtown Waxahachie holds a free summer concert with Sons of Mystro from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 25.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Moral Courage Foundation hosts its annual Downtown Jamboree, a free live music event featuring Gary Fox and Fox Country from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Railyard Park, 455 S. College St., Waxahachie. Donations accepted toward the nonprofit’s scholarship fund. For more information, call 972-896-7839.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

Karate Cowboy performs at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Railport Brewing Company, 405 W. Madison St., Waxahachie.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie Fun Run Car Show will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Getzendaner Park. $20 entry fee; free admission.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The C10s in the Park Cruise will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at The Avenue Church in Waxahachie.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

Ellis County Equine Association hosts an open show starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Lone Star Cowboy Church, 1011 E. Ovilla Road, Red Oak. No dogs allowed. Halter, western and English classes for all ages and skills. For more information, visit elliscountyequine.org

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

Big Al’s anniversary party

Big Al’s Down the Hatch hosts its five-year anniversary party at Railyard Park,455 S. College St., Waxahachie, from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Food and bar trailers, band, football watching.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

The Waxahachie Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 22 at 701 Howard Road. More than 40 vendors with a variety offerings: produce, meat, milk, eggs, honey, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Food trucks on site.

This is the last day for the 2022 season.

Ellis County Equine Association hosts an open show starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Lone Star Cowboy Church, 1011 E. Ovilla Road, Red Oak. No dogs allowed. Halter, western and English classes for all ages and skills. For more information, visit elliscountyequine.org.

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 [email protected]

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