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October 2018 Event Guide

If you are a non-profit organization and would like to add your event to the monthly Event Guide, email news@coppelltx.gov for details.

Some Assembly Required

October 1  |  6:30 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Join us for an evening of pumpkin painting! All supplies provided by the library. Sign up is required. Please call 972-304-3658 or email CozbyPrograms@coppelltx.gov to register. For adults 18 and older.


Lego Club

October 3  |  3:30 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Come build with LEGOs! Use the library's blocks to create a design to show your friends! For kids in grades K - 5.


Sahaja Yoga Meditation

October 3 |  6:30 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Sahaja Yoga Meditation calms the mind with its simple yet unique method that helps one experience that state and reap the benefits even in this fast-paced life. These guided meditation sessions are presented by DFW Meditation. All ages welcome.


Women in Business Luncheon

October 4  |  11:30 am – 1 pm  |  Four Points by Sheraton

The Coppell Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the final WIB Luncheon of the year.

The Chamber, in partnership with The Brummitt Group, will present a women's health panel with area physicians. Registration is required, and tickets are $35. When registering, please use the "comments" section to let us know of any food allergies or dietary needs.

Confirmed panelists are Kristen Carmichael, MD OBGYN; Ed Clifford, MD, FACS, Breast Cancer Surgeon; Susan Harris, MSN, CNM, FNP-C, Functional Medicine; and Lucy Li, MD, FAAD Dermatology.

Please contact the Chamber at 972-393-2829 for more information.


Cozby Gamers

October 4  |  3 – 4:30 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Calling all fifth graders! This program is specifically for you! Join us twice a month for games and activities.


Standardized Study

October 4  |  6 – 8 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Tired of studying for the ACT or SAT at home or a coffee shop? Join us at Standardized Study, a self-driven study session specifically for students studying for the ACT and SAT. Attendees will have access to recent ACT and SAT study books. Attendees can choose to work independently or with others. This is a self-guided study session geared towards high school students who will soon take the ACT/SAT. Note: the library will not have an ACT/SAT tutor on site.


An Evening with Patriots Dinner Series – Kristie Ennis

October 4  |  6 pm  |  III Forks, 17776 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75287

Kirstie served as a door gunner and CH-53 Helicopter Mechanic in the US Marine Corps. When her aircraft went down during combat operations in Afghanistan in 2012, she was critically injured. In addition to the left leg amputation, she sustained full-thickness facial trauma, spinal injuries, a traumatic brain injury and shoulder injuries.

After recovery, Kirstie became dedicated to exceeding expectations. She is now a semi-regular
competitor and finisher in Ironman and marathon races. She is the junior director of a nonprofit organization, Wounded Warrior Outdoors, which takes wounded service men and women on therapeutic outdoor adventures.

The dinner series offers supporters an opportunity to hear the stories of our nation's warriors. Learn about their wartime experience, their recovery and transitions, and how they moved forward in their civilian lives.

Proceeds will help provide emergency financial assistance for post 9/11 veterans as they transition to civilian life and to send veterans to alternative treatments for their brain injuries.


Short Shorts

October 4  |  7 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Who reads short shorts? We do! Join our newest adult reading club where we will read from a selection of short stories and then briefly discuss them. For adults 18 and older.


Theatre Coppell – Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s book dramatized by Nancy Gilsenan

October 5-7  |  Friday and Saturday: 8 pm and Sunday: 2:30 pm |  Theatre Coppell

A young man, Conrad, is still haunted by the traumatic death of his older brother. His parents are deeply affected by the death of their popular, handsome son, and the mental wounds of their remaining son, Conrad, are causing family upheaval and division. The surviving son starts to mend, but his parents may not be so lucky.

Audiences will remember the movie version starring Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland and Timothy Hutton.

To make reservations, visit theatrecoppell.com or call 972-745-7719.


Cooking Demonstration

October 6  |  10 am  |  Coppell Farmers Market

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and Ayurveda Awareness Month. We’re lucky to host CFM vendor, local practitioner and educator, Sapna Punjabi-Gupta.

Sapna, owner of Naivedhya, teaches workshops and lecture series, offers consultations and YouTube tutorials, hosts grocery store tours and sells her own line of Ayurvedic spices. Her work ingrates the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with western nutritional science to make it practical for the modern living.

Learn more about Sapna and her work.


Fall Frolic

October 6  |  11 am – 1:30 pm  |  Biodiversity Education Center

Fall is a fantastic time to enjoy the outdoors! Join Keep Coppell Beautiful and the Friends of the Coppell Nature Park for our annual Fall Frolic at the Biodiversity Education Center. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family down to play while exploring the many ways that native plants and animals can support a healthy ecosystem. This day of outdoor autumn fun will include a wide variety of activities at stations on our trails. Fuel up at the BEC with popcorn and water before heading out on this self-guided adventure. We can’t wait to see you there!


Costume Swap

October 6  |  2 – 4 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Looking to find a new-to-you Halloween costume? Come to our costume swap to trade your gently used costume for a different one! Stop by the accessories station to make masks, wands and more! If you donated to the Halloween Costume Drive, bring your ticket to choose a new costume. You must have a costume to swap to take one.


Food Truck Frenzy

October 6  |  5 – 9 pm  |  Andrew Brown Park East

Food trucks, friends and fun! Satisfy your craving for local food truck fare, right here in Coppell. Grab a couple of chairs and relax in the park, listen to music and enjoy some delicious eats from DFW’s hottest food trucks. A variety of tasty truck cuisine will be available for all ages and tastes. Bring your appetite!


25th Annual Chamber Golf Classic

October 8  |  9 am – 2 pm  |  Las Colinas Country Club

Give your business the drive it needs by attending the 25th Annual Chamber Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 8, at the Las Colinas Country Club.

Gain a front row seat to market your company to more than 100 businesses in and around the Coppell area and take advantage of the opportunity to meet executives you will not meet at any other function. Build relationships and market your company in a non-business setting.

The Coppell Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer their investors the opportunity to serve as a sponsor of the 2018 Chamber Golf Classic or register a foursome to enjoy the course.

When registering, please list the names of the golfers (if available) and their handicaps in the "comment" section of registration.


Page Turners

October 8  |  7 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Join us for an evening of discussing Rising Strong by Brene Brown! Place a copy of the next book selection on hold at the front desk. For adults 18 and older.


Coppell Alumnae Panhellenic Association Meeting

October 9  |  6:30 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

The guest speaker will be Carmen Lowell, a licensed esthetician and essential oils aficionado. She will speak about the many practical, everyday uses for essential oils and ways to reduce the amount of chemicals we are exposed to in ordinary household products.

All local alumnae members of National Panhellenic Conference Sororities are welcome to attend. Bring a friend if you wish! Please direct any questions to Shauna Kinley, CAPA Programs Chairman, at shaunakzta@gmail.com.


Government Affairs Luncheon

October 10  |  11:30 am  – 1 pm  |  Town Center

Meetings are the second Wednesday of each of the month at 11:30 am. Lunch is included in your membership, but you must RSVP to be included in the head count for lunch. Non-Members are welcome as a guest.


Theatre Coppell – Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s book dramatized by Nancy Gilsenan

October 12-14  |  Friday and Saturday: 8 pm and Sunday: 2:30 pm |  Theatre Coppell

A young man, Conrad, is still haunted by the traumatic death of his older brother. His parents are deeply affected by the death of their popular, handsome son, and the mental wounds of their remaining son, Conrad, are causing family upheaval and division. The surviving son starts to mend, but his parents may not be so lucky.

Audiences will remember the movie version starring Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland and Timothy Hutton.

To make reservations, visit theatrecoppell.com or call 972-745-7719.


CPR/AED Class

October 13  |  9 am – 12 pm  |  Life Safety Park

CPR AED is an instructor-led course that teaches adults critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Skills covered in this course include first aid, choking relief, and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants. Please register at lifesafetypark.org.


Historical Society Meeting

October 13  |  1 pm  |  Ihnfeldt House, Heritage Park, Old Town Coppell

The Coppell Historical Society’s mission is to discover, preserve, champion, and communicate Coppell’s rich heritage for present and future generations. Find out how you can play a part in this mission by joining and/or donating today. For more information, email info@coppellhistoricalsociety.org.


Indie Author Fair

October 13  |  1 – 3 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Stop by the Commons to meet local authors for Indie Author Day! If you are a local author and would like a table, please fill out the participation form and email it to jfranz@coppelltx.gov.


Farm to Table Dinner

October 13 | Coppell Senior and Community Center at Grapevine Springs Park

Sold out! The 8th annual Farm to Table Dinner honors the food producers and farmers, market shoppers and supporters, and everyone who participates in fostering community through the Coppell Farmers Market. One hundred twenty dinner guests are treated to a one-of-a-kind culinary experience: the six-course dinner features ingredients sourced from our market’s farmers, ranchers and artisan producers.


Got Books?
October 15  |  7 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Find your next read at our book club, where everyone shares some of their favorite books. For adults 18 and older.


STEAM

October 17  |  3:30 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math with hands-on activities! Kids in grades K-5 are invited to challenge your brain to think critically and creatively. Each month will be something new.


Sahaja Yoga Meditation

October 17  |  6:30 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Sahaja Yoga Meditation calms the mind with its simple yet unique method that helps one experience that state and reap the benefits even in this fast-paced life. These guided meditation sessions are presented by DFW Meditation. All ages welcome.


ALC Membership Meeting

October 18  |  9:30 am  |  Valley Ranch Baptist Church

Join us for our membership meeting with coffee and treats at 9:30 am and meeting starting at 10 am.


Coppell Chamber Member Orientation

October 18  |  Noon – 1 pm  |  Coppell Chamber of Commerce

Learn how you can make the most of your Chamber membership by attending the first Chamber Member Orientation of 2018.

Ambassadors, board members and Chamber staff will be on hand, detailing the excellent programs, committees and events to be involved in during 2018.

A light lunch will be provided to all who attend. Can't make orientation? No need to worry. The Chamber will stream the orientation on Facebook Live beginning at noon.

Please contact the Chamber at 972-393-2829 or visit coppellchamber.org for more information.


Cozby Gamers

October 18  |  3 – 4:30 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Calling all fifth graders! Cozby Gamers is back in August! This program is specifically for you! Join us twice a month for games and activities.


Teen Nite Tonight

October 18  |  6 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Every month we will have different crafts, activities, and snacks based on a favorite TV show or movie. For teens in grades 6 - 12.


Breakfast Bingo and Expo

October 19  |  9 – 11 am  |  Coppell Senior and Community Center

Join in on the excitement of bingo of the 50 and Forward's Breakfast Bingo and Expo. The expo is a prime opportunity to market, promote and sell your product to a captive audience. The Fifty and Forward program provides resources for aging adults and their families with the resources to improve the quality of their lives in Coppell and surrounding communities.

Vendor booths are available at $100 for members and $125 for non-members.

The Chamber is also offering a variety of sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Mike Albanese, mike@coppellchamber.org for more information on the event and sponsorship opportunities.


Theatre Coppell – Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s book dramatized by Nancy Gilsenan

October 19-21  |  Friday and Saturday: 8 pm and Sunday: 2:30 pm |  Theatre Coppell

A young man, Conrad, is still haunted by the traumatic death of his older brother. His parents are deeply affected by the death of their popular, handsome son, and the mental wounds of their remaining son, Conrad, are causing family upheaval and division. The surviving son starts to mend, but his parents may not be so lucky.

Audiences will remember the movie version starring Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland and Timothy Hutton.

To make reservations, visit theatrecoppell.com or call 972-745-7719.


Friends of Coppell Nature Park Guest Lecture Series – Nature Photography Using Your Cell Phone

October 20  |  10 am – Noon  |  Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park

Have a cell phone? North Texas Master Naturalist and photographer Stalin SM will present a one-hour PowerPoint about photography techniques utilizing cell phones and then a one-hour tour through the Nature Park pointing out photo opportunities and creativity for such photos. Admission is free.


Kaleidoscope

October 20  |  5 – 9 pm  |  Andrew Brown Park East

Celebrate the diversity of Coppell! Spend time with neighbors and friends, celebrating things that make Coppell a unique place to call home. Enjoy a variety of multicultural foods, cultural performances, unique artisan crafts and children’s activities. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a grand finale to wrap up an evening celebrating the people that make Coppell a remarkable and unique community.


Author Visit with Alex London

October 22  |  7 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Join us for a visit from author Alex London, the author of the young adult novels Proxy and Guardian and the middle-grade series The Wild Ones, Dog Tags, and Tides of War. The presentation will differ from his CISD visits. This event is open to all ages but geared towards middle and high school students and their parents. Free tickets are available here starting in October. Ticket holders will be entered to win a free copy of his new book, Black Wings Beating.


Connections Breakfast

October 23  |  8 – 9 am  |  Hard Eight BBQ

Connect with the early birds of the business world! Connections Breakfasts are a perfect venue to build relationships with other Coppell Chamber of Commerce members, business leaders and Chamber staff. Breakfast is included with your membership and will be provided by Hard Eight BBQ especially for the Chamber. Guests are welcome to join us.


TCBY Fundraiser

October 24  |  Elenors Square

ALC receives a percentage of all purchases made at TCBY on Oct. 24.


Costume Gardening and Scare on the Square

October 27  |  10 am – 12 pm  |  Coppell Farmers Market Learning Garden

Bring the family to Old Town Coppell from 10 am and noon to trick or treat. Join in Costume Gardening from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. at the Coppell Farmers Market Learning Garden, located near the splash pad.


The Case of the Halloween Trick

October 27  |  6:30 – 8:30 pm  |  The CORE

ALERT! A trick has been played on the Mad Hatter and we need help to figure out who committed this trick! Join us after hours for this Halloween event and investigate different areas of The CORE to deduce who tricked the Mad Hatter, what the trick was and where the trick was played. You will also enjoy refreshments, Halloween games and a showing of the movie, Hotel Transylvania.
Registration is $6 per child for ages 17 and under (adults enter free with their child). To register, visit coppellactivities.com and search “The Case of the Halloween Trick”.


Rally for the Cure

October 28  |  12 – 5 pm  |  Wagon Wheel Tennis Center

Wagon Wheel Tennis Center and Tennis in Coppell are partnering for the third year with Susan G. Komen to Rally for the Cure! Join us for an important cause and a fun tennis and pickleball tournament. There will be doubles brackets for men, women, and mixed tennis, and men and women’s doubles for pickleball. Fun prizes, raffles and activities!


Trunk or Treat

October 28  |  5 – 7 pm  |  Coppell Bible Fellowship

Join us for what is sure to be a family-friendly, safe, and fun evening!
Trunk or Treat is a safe and fun way for kids to trick-or-treat. Vehicle trunks are decorated, and kids go from parked car to parked car collecting candy and playing carnival games. From 5 - 7 pm, we’ll have car trunks decorated, carnival games, face painting, cotton candy, and candy and treats galore! Fun for children of all ages from 0-99!


Healthy Teen Relationships

October 29  |  6:30 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Navigating relationships isn't easy, and it can be hard to tell what emotions and instincts to trust. Join us for a presentation by the Genesis Women's Shelter about healthy teen relationships, warning signs of unhealthy relationships and how to support yourself and friends who may be in unsafe situations. This event is open to teens and adults.


Halloween Family Fun Night

October 30  |  7 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Join us for spooky stories, crafts and fun! Don't forget your costume! All ages welcome.


Trick or Treat at the Library!

October 31  |  11:30 am  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

Wear your costumes and stop by the library anytime for a treat!


Lunch Mob

October 31  |  11:30 am  |  Newk’s

Join the Coppell Chamber of Commerce as we "mob" Newk's at our Lunch Mob on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 11:30 am. Network, mingle and enjoy the awesome food at Newk's. ​


Coppell Community Orchestra – Masks: Composers in Disguise

October 31  |  3 pm  |  Cozby Library and Community Commons

The Coppell Community Orchestra invites those of all ages to their season opener on Sunday, October 21. Admission for this concert is free, though donations are appreciated and tax-deductible. 

This concert, entitled “Masks: Composers in Disguise”, will feature works where composers stepped out of their typical style and were inspired by other cultures or events of their day. The works featured include Capriccio Espagnol (a Spanish piece written by a Russian composer), a German Polka written by a French composer, American Suite by Dvorak and even a piece where Haydn steps out of character and surprises everyone. This hour-long concert will entertain and educate those of all ages. 

The Coppell Community Orchestra is a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for musicians and patrons in and around Coppell. They are starting their second season and are still looking for musicians and sponsors. You can learn more at their website CoppellOrchestra.org.