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City of Coppell Event Spotlight

Posted on: April 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] April Event Guide

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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. 

 

EcoExplorer

April 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.

 

Saturday Make & Take Crafts

April 1  |  9 am  |  Coppell Arts Center – The Mr. Copper Group Lobby Gallery

How about a fun, creative start to your weekend? Bring your family to the Coppell Arts Center located in Old Town Coppell one Saturday each month for free make-and-take craft workshops.  Stop by anytime between 9 am to 12 pm 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 – Hop Into Spring

April 1  |   10 am – 1 pm   |   Coppell Heritage Park

There will be an Easter bunny available for memorable photos and special free eggs, plus egg dying and a variety springtime games (weather permitting). While at Heritage Park, visitors can take a tour of any of the three historic homes and visit Minyard’s Grocery Store Museum & Gift Shop for a refreshing look at the past as well as unique gifts made specifically for the Gift Shop.

  

Dog Days: Fashion Show and Adoption Event

April 1  |  10 am  |  Coppell Arts Center

Is your dog a star? This spring, under the Cherie and Jim Walker Performance Pavilion outside on the Grove at the Coppell Arts Center, they’re rolling out the red carpet for every VIP: Very Important Pup. Come join them for the fun event. Registration is only required to have your dog participate in the fashion show. Register your dog in their fashion show for FREE or find your next best friend with the help of an on-site animal adoption agency. Join them for professional family photos, local pet-related vendors, and more! The event starts at 9 am and Fashion Show starts at 10 am.

 

Coppell Historical Society – Kirkland House Tours

April 5 - 8  |   Wednesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 1 pm   |   Kirkland House

Built in 1904, the family home of John M. And Edna Jeanette Kirkland and their children Hubert, Lois, Sallie, Jewel (Jack), Stringfellow, Louise, Carroll and one who died in infancy.  It was moved from its original location 474 feet due west and restored in 2011 by The Jean and Price Daniel Foundation, the Coppell Historical Society, and the City of Coppell.

 

Coppell Republican Women – April Meeting

April 6  |   6:30 pm   |  Ole’s Tex Mex

April Meeting – “An Update on Our State Legislative Priorities,” with speaker Jill Glover. 

 

Theatre Coppell – Adventures of Tom Sawyer

April 7 - 9  |  Friday and Saturday 8 pm and Sunday 2:30 pm  |  Coppell Arts Center

Theatre Coppell presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, based on the book by Mark Twain and adapted for the stage by Robert Batson. Written in 1876, this book about a boy growing up along the Mississippi River is one of Mark Twain’s best-loved and most quoted works. In this adaptation of a legendary tale, all of the major adventures of Tom and his friends are brought to the stage. The fun and adventure are non-stop in this unforgettable family favorite. Children can enjoy the adventure story, and adults can appreciate the satire. Tickets are available at the box office or coppellartscenter.org

 

FCNP Citizen Science

April 8 | 10 am – Noon | Biodiversity Education Center

Join Sam Kieschnick, a nature interpreter with Texas Parks and Wildlife, for his presentation on how anyone can be a valued scientist for our natural world. The program will include a hike to practice using technology and observation skills. Use your new skills to help North Texas claim the top spot in the global, friendly City Nature Challenge beginning April 18! Registration is required for each participant. For ages 12+.

 

Nature’s Workshop - Solar Grasshopper

April 12 | 10 - 11 am | Biodiversity Education Center

Expand your passion for learning about nature by creating a craft. Join the BEC for a mini educational lesson and create a craft together to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and registration is required for each participant. For ages 6 - 8.

 

Coppell Historical Society – Kirkland House Tours

April 12 - 15  |   Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 1 pm   |   Kirkland House

Built in 1904, the family home of John M. And Edna Jeanette Kirkland and their children Hubert, Lois, Sallie, Jewel (Jack), Stringfellow, Louise, Carroll and one who died in infancy. It was moved from its original location 474 feet due west and restored in 2011 by The Jean and Price Daniel Foundation, the Coppell Historical Society, and the City of Coppell.

 

Exploring Nature Series - Insects

April 13 | 9 am – Noon | Biodiversity Education Center

This program combines engaging classroom training with inspiring field-based discovery within Coppell Nature Park to help young people develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of Texas’ ecosystems. Through hands-on exploration and outdoor adventures, students will gain the knowledge and skills to become a lover of nature and responsible steward of the environment. Participants are asked to bring a water bottle and wear appropriate outdoor clothing, including close-toed shoes that can get wet. Space is limited and registration is required for each participant. For ages 9 - 12.

 

Coppell Historical Society – Junior Historian Program

April 13 - 17  |   11 am – 5 pm   |   Coppell Heritage Park

If you enjoy the National Park Service's Junior Ranger program, you're bound to love the Coppell Historical Society's Junior Historian program. The program is recommended for children ages 5 – 13, but anyone can participate. Junior historians complete an interactive activity booklet and learn about Coppell's history while exploring the four buildings at Heritage Park. When the participants complete their booklet, they share their answers with one of our staff members, and receive an official Coppell Junior Historian patch. The best part is the program is FREE!

This is a come-and-go program, not a camp, and participants should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Activities may be completed in more than one visit. Please contact the Coppell Historical Society in advance if bringing a group of six or more.

 

Theatre Coppell – Adventures of Tom Sawyer

April 14 - 16  |  Friday and Saturday 8 pm and Sunday 2:30 pm  |  Coppell Arts Center

Theatre Coppell presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, based on the book by Mark Twain and adapted for the stage by Robert Batson. Written in 1876, this book about a boy growing up along the Mississippi River is one of Mark Twain’s best-loved and most quoted works. In this adaptation of a legendary tale, all of the major adventures of Tom and his friends are brought to the stage. The fun and adventure are non-stop in this unforgettable family favorite. Children can enjoy the adventure story, and adults can appreciate the satire. Tickets are available at the box office or coppellartscenter.org

 

Coppell Historical Society – Kirkland House Tours

April 19 - 22  |   Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 1 pm   |   Kirkland House

Built in 1904, the family home of John M. And Edna Jeanette Kirkland and their children Hubert, Lois, Sallie, Jewel (Jack), Stringfellow, Louise, Carroll and one who died in infancy. It was moved from its original location 474 feet due west and restored in 2011 by The Jean and Price Daniel Foundation, the Coppell Historical Society, and the City of Coppell.

 

April Paint & Sip: April in Paris

April 19  |   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 their two-hour painting classes. Purchase ONE $30 ticket per PERSON at coppellartscenter.org

 

Theatre Coppell – Adventures of Tom Sawyer

April 21 - 23  |  Friday and Saturday 8 pm and Sunday 2:30 pm  |  Coppell Arts Center

Theatre Coppell presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, based on the book by Mark Twain and adapted for the stage by Robert Batson. Written in 1876, this book about a boy growing up along the Mississippi River is one of Mark Twain’s best-loved and most quoted works. In this adaptation of a legendary tale, all of the major adventures of Tom and his friends are brought to the stage. The fun and adventure are non-stop in this unforgettable family favorite. Children can enjoy the adventure story, and adults can appreciate the satire. Tickets are available at the box office or coppellartscenter.org

 

EarthFest

April 22 | 11 am – 1 pm | Biodiversity Education Center

Come celebrate Coppell's commitment to the environment with Earthfest — an entertaining and educational experience for all ages! Explore Coppell Nature Park, enjoy face painting and interactive activities at various vendor booths, and if you need a movie break, stop inside the BEC for a showing of The Lorax! More information is available at coppelltx.gov/929

 

Budding Curiosity - Insects

April 24 | 10 - 11 am | Biodiversity Education Center

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

 

Coppell Historical Society – Kirkland House Tours

April 26 - 29  |   Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 1 pm   |   Kirkland House

Built in 1904, the family home of John M. And Edna Jeanette Kirkland and their children Hubert, Lois, Sallie, Jewel (Jack), Stringfellow, Louise, Carroll and one who died in infancy. It was moved from its original location 474 feet due west and restored in 2011 by The Jean and Price Daniel Foundation, the Coppell Historical Society, and the City of Coppell.

 

FCNP Saturday Guided Hikes

April 26  |   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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