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City of Coppell Event Spotlight

Posted on: October 31, 2022

November Event Guide

photo collage with fall painting, raccoon and bluegrass band

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City of Coppell Events

The City and its departments host a variety of family-friendly events each month from festivals and concerts to storytimes and workshops. Visit the City of Coppell’s online calendar for a list of this month’s offerings. 

 

Metrocrest Service to Honor “Hidden Heroes” in Community

November 1   |   11:30 am – 1 pm   |   The Westin Galleria, Dallas – 13340 Dallas Parkway

Celebrate community members creating change through everyday actions at the first ever Hidden Heroes Luncheon! Enjoy fun and festivities with your friends, network with community leaders, and browse the Hidden Treasures Boutique, a pop-up store with rare and unique items from the Metrocrest Resale store. 

Funds raised at the event will help meet the increased need in our communities, funding essential programs and services that provide support during a crisis and a path to financial independence.

 

EcoExplorer

November 1 - 29   |   9 am – Noon, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday   |   Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you’re there, learn about the local environment through self-guided activities and interactive resources. Then, take what you learn out on the trails to become true EcoExplorers! Themes last two weeks and will be posted on the BEC Facebook page.

 

Theatre Coppell – Spamilton An American Parody

November 4  |  8 pm  |  Coppell Arts Center

Gerard Alessandrini, the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway, has created a new musical parody, SPAMILTON! It's the fictitious story of a very famous writer/director/star trying to save Broadway from mediocrity and oblivion. Along the way, this sharp and lovable genius not only takes aim at Broadway's current mega-hit, but manages to make hysterical mincemeat out of many classic and new Broadway shows. Countless film and stage stars drop by to add to the fun and mayhem, making SPAMILTON a multi generational delight for everyone! 

 

Make & Take Saturday Children’s Crafts

November 5 | 9 am – Noon | Coppell Arts Center

How about a fun, creative start to your weekend? Bring your family to the Coppell Arts Center the first Saturday of  each month for free make-and-take craft workshops. Stop by anytime between 9 am – noon to create your craft. Kids will receive a do-it-yourself craft kit that they can assemble and customize at art stations inside the Coppell Arts Center. A parent must accompany all children at all times. 

  

Coppell Historical Society – Open House

November 5  |   10 am – 12 pm   |   Kirkland House

Free Heritage Park tours and the Minyard Store at Coppell Heritage Park are open to the public on Saturdays of most months from 10 am to Noon. The Old Minyard Store will have old-fashioned candy and postcards of historic Coppell for sale.

 

FCNP Saturday Guided Hikes

November 5  |   9 am   |   Biodiversity Education Center – Coppell Nature Park

Join the Friends of Coppell Nature Park for a guided hike to discover the wonders of our local ecosystem.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hikers are asked to wear protective clothing and bring a water bottle. This program is hosted by the Friends of Coppell Nature Park FREE of charge. Registration is required. Open to all ages.

 

Theatre Coppell – Spamilton An American Parody

November 5  |  8 pm  |  Coppell Arts Center

Gerard Alessandrini, the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway, has created a new musical parody, SPAMILTON! It's the fictitious story of a very famous writer/director/star trying to save Broadway from mediocrity and oblivion. Along the way, this sharp and lovable genius not only takes aim at Broadway's current mega-hit, but manages to make hysterical mincemeat out of many classic and new Broadway shows. Countless film and stage stars drop by to add to the fun and mayhem, making SPAMILTON a multi generational delight for everyone! 

 

The Coppell Children’s Chorus Presents: Let’s Dance!

November 6 | 3 pm | Coppell Arts Center

Join the Children’s Chorus for their annual fall show. Tickets are $10

 

FCNP Nature’s Workshop – Make a Bat

November 9  |   10 – 11 am   |   Biodiversity Education Center – Coppell Nature Park

Bats are amazing mammals. They fly, use sonar, sleep upside down and can each eat up to 5,000 insects per evening! Despite this, their anatomical structure is not very different than ours. Join us as we learn about physiology and habits of bats as we create a project which simulates how bats fly, eat and sleep.

Expand your passion for learning about nature by creating a craft. Join us at the BEC as we enjoy a mini educational lesson and create a craft together that you can take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and registration is required. For ages 6-8.

 

Exploring Nature Series – Mammals!

November 9  |   9 am – Noon   |   Biodiversity Education Center – Coppell Nature Park

Become a wildlife biologist! Discover what makes mammals unique among other animals and study the characteristics of some species you may encounter in Coppell Nature Park. Create a field guide to use as reference while looking for evidence among the trails. 

The Exploring Nature Series content is similar to our popular Junior Master Naturalist program. It allows flexibility but does not include certification. Participants are asked to wear appropriate outdoor clothing including close-toed shoes that can get wet and bring a water bottle. Space is limited and registration is required. For ages 9 – 12. 

 

Fall Frolic – Roots and Wings

November 12 | 11 am – 1 pm | Biodiversity Education Center – Coppell Nature Park

Celebrate nature with hands-on activities along the trail system at Coppell Nature Park at the annual Fall Frolic and Arbor Day event! This year, the Biodiversity Education Center is partnering with the Friends of Coppell Nature Park and the Keep Coppell Beautiful Teensto be able to offer a fun and interactive experience. Discover the various roots and wings to be found in and around Coppell Nature Park. We will have treats, crafts, a live Bluegrass band and fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

 

Coppell Historical Society – Open House

November 12  |   10 am – Noon   |   Kirkland House

Free Heritage Park tours and the Minyard Store at Coppell Heritage Park are open to the public on Saturdays of most months from 10 am - noon. The Old Minyard Store will have old fashioned candy and postcards of historic Coppell for sale.

 

The Coppell Community Chorale Presents: First Name Basis

November 12 | 7 pm

November 13 | 3 pm | Coppell Arts Center

What is something that some people share but is completely unique to the individual? Their name! Join the Coppell Community Chorale as they celebrate famous names from Jolene to Asaka and a million names in between. Maybe you’ll hear your name! Tickets are $13

 

Paint & Sip: Inspired by Bob Ross

November 16  |   6 pm   |   Coppell Arts Center – Reception Hall

Who could use a night out with friends right now? Paint & Sips are a fun way to create memories and masterpieces. Please bring your friends or significant other to wine up and then wind down during one of our two-hour painting classes. This painting is inspired by Bob Ross' wet on wet style of painting. All supplies are provided so you can enjoy a stress-free evening with your instructor Kate Shema of Createria Studios. As for the sip part of the event, a selection of beer and wine will be available for purchase at the bar.  Participants will individually work on the same theme. No experience necessary, just an open spirit and willingness to have fun! Tickets are $30 at coppellartscenter.org

 

Food Distribution – Lions Club

November 17  |   11:30 am – 2 pm and 1:45 – 4 pm

November 18 | 11:30 am – 2 pm | Metrocrest Services – 13801 Hutton Dr.

Coppell’s Lion Club will come and help to distribute food at Metrocrest Services.

 

FCNP Trees of Coppell Nature Park and Forest Ecology

November 19 | 10 am – Noon | Biodiversity Education Center – Coppell Nature Park

Join Rick and Lisa Travis, Texas Master Naturalists, as they report on the tree survey conducted at CNP. What trees are found here and why are they important? Everyone who walks the trails will enjoy the increased awareness you will learn about the beautiful trees. This program is open to ages 12 and above and is hosted by the Friends of Coppell Nature Park FREE of charge. Registration is required

 

Coppell Historical Society – Open House

November 19  |   10 am – Noon   |   Kirkland House

Free Heritage Park tours and the Minyard Store at Coppell Heritage Park are open to the public on Saturdays of most months from 10 am to Noon. The Old Minyard Store will have old-fashioned candy and postcards of historic Coppell for sale.

 

The Great Migration Challenge

November 21 | 1 – 3 pm | Biodiversity Education Center

Join us for an interactive game to explore the hazards and helpers that migratory animals encounter on their long-distance journeys. This program is FREE of charge and registration is not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages welcome.

 

Coppell Historical Society – Open House

November 26  |   10 am – Noon   |   Kirkland House

Free Heritage Park tours and the Minyard Store at Coppell Heritage Park are open to the public on Saturdays of most months from 10 am to Noon. The Old Minyard Store will have old-fashioned candy and postcards of historic Coppell for sale.

 

FCNP Budding Curiosity – Dig it up! Dinosaur Skeletons

November 28  |   10 – 11 am   |   Biodiversity Education Center – Coppell Nature Park

Our fascination with dinosaurs travels from generation to generation. Finding dinosaur fossils leads us to evidence of animals long gone. While it is unusual to find complete dinosaur skeletons, paleontologists learn as much as they can from bones found. Join the Biodiversity Education Center as they excavate their own Dino-dig and discover what animals are buried. 

Join the BEC staff for an education program that builds on a sense of wonder, inviting youth to explore nature and the world around them. Through activities and crafts our program reinforces a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature. Adults are encouraged to actively participate with their children as we enjoy learning together. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and registration is required for each participant. For ages 3-5.

 

FCNP – Wednesday Guided Hikes

November 30 | 6 – 7 pm | Biodiversity Education Center – Coppell Nature Park

Join the Friends of Coppell Nature Park for a guided hike to discover the wonders of our local ecosystem. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hikers are asked to wear protective clothing and bring a water bottle. This program is hosted by the Friends of Coppell Nature Park FREE of charge. Registration is required. Open to all ages.

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