The Association of Fine Arts: Benefiting Children, a local not-for-profit association that develops leadership while promoting youth in the arts, is pleased to announce a new high school student choir initiative. Local students interested in new choir opportunities are invited to attend a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Ferris Heights United Methodist Church, 108 Center in Waxahachie. Please enter via the side door located on Dunn Street.
You are invited to a Christmas Concert hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Hillsboro, Texas. We are welcoming the Healing Heart Chorus on December 5th at 7:30. We are very excited for this special event and would like to share this evening with our neighbor communities. Please help us spread the word. For more Information please contact the church office at 254-582-2342.
A true crime re-creation of the murder of Shelley Nance will air this Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9 pm on the cable Channel A&E. Shelley was a 2007 graduate of Italy High School who was attending the Art Institute of Dallas up until 2009.
The historic Chautauqua Auditorium will once again host a live performance by the Waxahachie Community Theatre. Italy’s own Gary Clark and Syndey Lowenthal will be part of the cast and crew of their performance of The Music Man this weekend.
The Flying Dollar Ranch located in Italy, Texas, is proud to offer an exciting new opportunity of summer art camp! Students will learn to draw and paint from life around the ranch: animals, landscape scenery and still life.
Congratulations to Kylee Dabney for receiving ‘Best of Show’ with her Clay Sugar Skull Mask at this years Ellis County Expo Creative Arts Show. A Job Well Done!!
Central Baptist Church pastor, Joseph Barrett will have free guitar classes. Classes will be held on Monday nights at 7:00pm at The Cornerstone ( 205 E. Main Street, Italy).
The Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy is proud to offer ART at the RANCH beginning Thursdays in March! Students will learn to draw and paint real animals, landscape scenery, and still life and learn to use different techniques with charcoal, pencil and watercolors.
On February 7th, 2014 the Italy High School Art Department held their Spring Water Color Contest.
Italy resident, Gus Allen, graduated from IHS this year. Parents Leslie and Brian Allen are very proud of their son. Gus didn’t leave empty handed when he left that campus in May. He received several scholarships. The Shelley Nance Memorial Art scholarship, band scholarship and theater scholarship from Navarro College in Corsicana.
Local children’s book author, Mayme Onstad, offers children’s books with principles. Urple Fishing is one of those books. Now listed on Amazon and Createspace.com at reduced prices. Mayme suggests this book for children ages 4-8.
Italy High School presented the second annual Talent Show on Tuesday evening in the open air. Parents, family and friends joined the students in the brand new Cargill-Gallman Pavilion downtown for fun, frolic and service to a neighboring community. Donations for the community of West were collected at both the Stafford Elementary campus and Italy High/Junior High School campus during the days prior to the talent show.
Several students in the Italy Junior High and High School art classes participated in the Ellis County Art Association’s 2013 Art Show recently.
Italy’s 2012 Christmas Festival & Parade featured the recently constructed pavilion with vendor booths located on the inside, outside and up and down the sidewalks lining main street with several downtown businesses joining in the holiday fun.
The Italy High School Art Club is selling t-shirts to help raise funds for art show expenses as well as their spring trip. Please contact Mrs. Seidlitz, Italy High School Art Club sponsor (room 307, 972/483-7411) to get a t-shirt and support the students.
Under the direction of IHS Art instructor, Mrs. Marilyn Seidlitz, two IHS students returned from the recent Heart of Texas Livestock Show & Rodeo Creative Arts Show with high praises for their pastel art pieces.
There will be a ribbon cutting for the Italy Boze Community Center on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The community is invited to the festivities that will begin at 6:30pm at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Refreshments will be provided by Italy City Hall.
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band is ready for the 2012 marching season and gave parents a glimpse of this year’s half time show Thursday evening at Willis Field.
Three aspiring young actors from Italy join a cast of 12-year olds and younger in a three show performance of Cinderella and the “Substitute” Fairy Godmother during July.
The Milford Titus Womens group are taking applications for their 3rd annual Milford Arts & Craft Fair on October 13th, 2012 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The title is not a play on words. With all the reality TV shows highlighting talent, American Idol, The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, the public now realizes there are talented performers in every nook and cranny of this great nation. Believe it or not, that fact includes Italy, Texas.
Every year at Stafford Elementary the first graders always put on the play ‘Deep in the Jungle’. Now, last night like all the other performances of this play the cafeteria was packed with proud parents, teachers, students and friends. And as always these cute little first graders did a fantastic job.
The Italy Sixth Grade Band, Junior High Band and High School Band performed their annual spring concert Tuesday night in the George Scott Gymnasium.
Italy bands will be performing their annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 pm in the George Scott gym.
Picture yourself on a South Pacific island during World War II and picture yourself falling for a secretive Frenchman who is being looked at for a dangerous military mission — and this Frenchman is a much older gentleman!
The cast of Kamikaze Kate from Italy High School went to the Zone One-Act-Play competition in Cleburne, Texas on March 21, 2012. Italy competed against Whitney, Axtell, and Clifton and placed Alternate, with many awards for the cast and crew.
Avalon ISD participated in UIL one act play competition and performed Act Three, Scene Five by Terry Ortwein so successfully that they advanced to the district competition.
The IHS Drama Club didn’t break a leg during their amazing performance of Kamikaze Kate (and the sword of Captain Kuroda), but they are less one spotlight.
On March 10, 2012 students representing the Italy High School and Junior High School Art program entered a project in the Star of Texas Rodeo Austin Eco Art Show in Austin, Texas.
It was very, very cold the night of Dianne Jaynes fundraiser. But the citizens of the small community of Italy, Texas was not going to let a little bad weather bother them and as usual came out in full to support one of their own, Dianne Jaynes and her family.
A listing of a few of the upcoming events at the Sokol Activity Center in Ennis. They are located at 2622 E Hwy 34 just east of Ennis. For more info www.sokolennis.com or 972-875-7959.
As if the news of the death of 2007 IHS graduate, Shelley Nance, was not shocking enough, the story of the investigation surrounding her murder is heartbreaking.
The youth department of the Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a benefit concert at the Waxahachie Civic Center on Saturday, February 18 at 6:00pm. The event, titled “Transformed,” will feature DFW gospel recording artist, Kirisma Evans.
Music filled the air Saturday night as the 40th annual Centex Honor Bands performed at McGregor High School.
There will be a benefit concert for Dianne Jaynes this Saturday, February 4th. Live music will be provided by the Justin Guthrie Band, Moonshine Band, David Harness with Jason Herrin, DJ TOO COOL and an appearance by Tres Medlock. In conjunction with the concert there will be food, raffle items and auction items. The benefit will be held at the Upchurch Ball Fields at 200 Dilworth Street, Italy, from 5:00pm to midnight.
Waxahachie Community Theatre is presenting the dinner theatre performance of Harvey by Mary Chase.
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band performed for students, family and friends on Thursday night in the George Scott gymnasium. Music was prepared with hard, diligent work and Band Director Jesus Perez guided the students with ease as they played their instruments.
Saturday December 10th a benefit gospel concert was held in the cafeteria of Stafford Elementary to raise money for Camisha Monk and her son. Many friends and family members and church members from surrounding churches came out in support.
It may have been a little cold and wet on Saturday, but that did not stop the parade from barreling down Main Street of Italy Texas. There were elves, floats and even a special visit from a jolly old friend from the North Pole.
Guests were welcomed into the home of Tina Haight and her family with admission being one donated unwrapped toy to be given away during the 4th Annual Italy Christmas Parade and Festival.
Picture yourself back in the 1950’s when the military draft was in full swing. You are crazy about the rock-and-roll singer Conrad Birdie who just got drafted. Conrad is coming to your town of Sweet Apple, Ohio to give one lucky girl from his fan club a real “last kiss” on the Ed Sullivan Show before going into the Army.
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band earned an overall first division (I-II-I) at the annual Troy Matching Invitational Tuesday.
Join us for a trip of a lifetime as we travel to the beautiful medieval cities of Berlin, Prague, Krakow, and Budapest! The 10-day tour is set for June 17-26, 2013, giving us plenty of time to plan for travel with family and friends.
I am very excited to announce our Music Workshop at CBC, a chance for you to improve your music skills! There will be two opportunities for you to learn:
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) invites you to the IYAA Sports Carnival being presented by Triple T Amusements Thursday, May 12 thru Sunday, May 15 in Italy.
Waxahachie Community Theatre will present “Annie” starring Meredith Johnson as Annie, Jerry Ellis as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, Deborah Pappas as Miss Hannigan, and Randy Preston as “Rooster.” Italy will be represented in the production by the entire Clark family, Gary and Nan and daughters Sydney Lowenthal (3rd grader at Stafford Elementary) and Erika Larsen.
Friday, May 6th will feature an early morning meteor shower. Get up in the wee hours of the morning and you could witness the eta Aquarid meteor shower.
The 2011 Tour d’Italia and Summer Fest is right around the corner and will be here before we know it. Every year, the Tour d’Italia raises funds which benefit Italy High School, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and other North Texas charities. This year, the Tour d’Italia enters its 26th year and it will be bigger and better than ever!
The Easter Bunny made an appearance at the Upchurch Field on Saturday much to the delight of over 125 children of Italy. Special Delivery in the Italy Fire Department’s fire truck, E.B. came to help with the festivities. Hiding eggs is his specialty and this time was no different.
The Italy Park Board is inviting Italy children to its annual Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m. on Upchurch Field.