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City of Coppell Event Spotlight

Posted on: May 2, 2022

May Event Guide

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Coppell Youth Soccer Association Registration

Youth recreational and Adult Co-Ed registration is now open! Vist the Coppell Youth Soccer website for more information or to register visit  

 

An Evening with Laura Gao

May 1  |   5 pm   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Join the Friends of the Coppell Library and the community at An Evening with Laura Gao. Gao is the author and illustrator of MESSY ROOTS: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American. During the event, attendees will enjoy refreshments and a facilitated Q&A discussion with Gao. A book signing will follow. Gao is a 2014 Coppell High School graduate.  For teens in grades 9 - 12 and adults.

 

Toddler Time

May 2  |   10:15 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Storytime for 1-and 2-year-olds with their adult caregiver. Short stories, music, rhymes, and movement activities are incorporated in this action-packed program that engages toddlers in language-based activities. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 15 minutes before the start of the storytime.

 

Baby and Me Storytime

May 2  |   11 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Babies from birth to crawling will enjoy songs, action rhymes, and share books together in this one-on-one lap sit program. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 30 minutes before the start of the storytime.

 

EcoExplorer

May 3  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

 

Preschool Storytime

May 4  |   10:15 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

This storytime is designed for 3-to 5-year-olds. This fun and interactive program combines activities such as read-aloud stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. It introduces children to listening skills, the library, and the joy of reading. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 15 minutes before the start of the storytime.

 

Community Meeting with Commissioner Koch

May 4  |  6:30 pm  |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Join Dallas County Commissioner J.J. Koch and James Perez, VP of Clinic Operations at Parkland Hospital for a Community Meeting to discuss how your tax bill contributes to the county and Parkland Hospital. This is the second part of the educational series on understanding how your tax dollars work.

 

EcoExplorer

May 5  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

 

Old Town Anniversary Celebration

May 6   |  7 – 9 pm  |  The Square at Old Town, 768 W. Main St.

Celebrate Old Town with a concert featuring The Vinyl Stripes, food trucks and games! Visit the Old Town Anniversary Celebration webpage for more information.

 

Theatre Coppell Presents: Steel Magnolias

May 6 – 8  |  Friday & Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2:30pm  |  Coppell Arts Center

All the ladies who are anybody come to have their hair done at Truvy’s hair salon. Truvy is helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, who is not sure whether or not she is still married, and Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon Ouiser, (“I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years.”), an eccentric millionaire Miss Clairee, and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter Shelby is about to get married. Later Shelby, a diabetic, risks her health to have a baby. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which makes them a truly touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Tickets are available online

 

Coppell Farmers Market

May 7  |   8 am – Noon   |   Old Town Coppell

The Coppell Farmers Market is the best unique, small market in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Vendors feature grass-fed meats and poultry, organic eggs, artisan breads, honey, and other specialty products. Come out to the Farmers Market to find local healthy food, develop a relationship with those providing your food, meet up with friends and neighbors, and be a part of the local movement. Open 8 am - Noon the second and fourth Saturday of the month January-March. Check out Coppell Farmers Market online for more information. 

  

Saturday Morning Guided Hike

May 7  |  9 – 10 am   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Join the Friends of the Coppell Nature Park for a guided hike to discover the wonders of our local ecosystem. Hikers are asked to wear protective clothing and bring a water bottle. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

EcoExplorer

May 7  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

 

Texas Tough Plants

May 7  |  10 am  |   Biodiversity Education Center

Hosted by Grow It Land Designs & Garden Center and Keep Coppell Beautiful, come learn about the good and not so good Texas-hardy plants for your garden and how to create your own beautiful landscape that’s easier to maintain. Registration is required

 

Toddler Time

May 9  |   10:15 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Storytime for 1-and 2-year-olds with their adult caregiver. Short stories, music, rhymes, and movement activities are incorporated in this action-packed program that engages toddlers in language-based activities. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 15 minutes before the start of the storytime.

 

Baby and Me Storytime

May 9  |   11 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Babies from birth to crawling will enjoy songs, action rhymes, and share books together in this one-on-one lap sit program. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 30 minutes before the start of the storytime.

 

Crochet Hook Up

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

This is an opportunity for crocheters (or knitters!) of any skill level to get together and socialize. Bring your work and hang out, or get some tips from others if you are struggling with a particular skill. Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies; however we will have some to share. For adults 18 and older.

 

EcoExplorer

May 10  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

 

Work in Coppell Virtual Job Fair

May 10  |  10 am – 1 pm 

Attend this exciting online event to learn about job opportunities from a variety of businesses both local and national. Discover new career opportunities from leading employers, connect with recruiters through live online chats, and build a network. Register and complete your profile at coppell.easyvirtualfair.com before Monday, May 9 to participate. Go online for more information including a list of participating businesses. 

 

Storytime at the BEC

May 10  |  10 am   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Join the staff of the BEC for EcoExplorer Storytime! Our book theme will be based upon the current EcoExplorer theme. Gather at the Nature Explore play area at 10 am for story time! Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. 

 

Preschool Storytime

May 11  |   10:15 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

This storytime is designed for 3-to 5-year-olds. This fun and interactive program combines activities such as read-aloud stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. It introduces children to listening skills, the library, and the joy of reading. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 15 minutes before the start of the storytime.

 

EcoExplorer

May 12  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

 

Coppell Writer’s Group

May 12  |   7 pm   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Seeking inspiration and support for your writing practice? Bring your notebook and pen and join our discussions on all things writing! Tips and tricks will be shared from a wide variety of sources and offer optional writing prompts, timed exercises, and chances to share your writing in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Facilitated by Amanda Kennedy.

 

Theatre Coppell Presents: Steel Magnolias

May 13 – 15  |  Friday & Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2:30 pm  |  Coppell Arts Center

All the ladies who are anybody come to have their hair done at Truvy’s hair salon. Truvy is helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, who is not sure whether or not she is still married, and Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon Ouiser, (“I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years.”), an eccentric millionaire Miss Clairee, and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter Shelby is about to get married. Later Shelby, a diabetic, risks her health to have a baby. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which makes them a truly touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Tickets are available online

 

Coppell Farmers Market

May 14  |   8 am – Noon   |   Old Town Coppell

The Coppell Farmers Market is the best unique, small market in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Vendors feature grass-fed meats and poultry, organic eggs, artisan breads, honey, and other specialty products. Come out to the Farmers Market to find local healthy food, develop a relationship with those providing your food, meet up with friends and neighbors, and be a part of the local movement. Open 8 am - Noon the second and fourth Saturday of the month January-March. Check out Coppell Farmers Market online for more information. 

 

EcoExplorer

May 14  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

 

Coppell Historical Society Open House

May 14  |   10 am – Noon   |   Kirkland House

Kirkland House and the Minyard Store at Coppell Heritage Park are open to the public on the 2nd Saturday 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 Amazing Insects

May 14  |  10 am  |   Biodiversity Education Center

Join Judy Meagher, North Texas Master Naturalist, to learn all about our native insects and the benefits they offer. Then we will look for insects among the Biodiversity Education Center gardens and Coppell Nature Park trails. Bug nets will be provided to catch and observe specimens up close. This program is hosted by the Friends of Coppell Nature Park FREE of charge. Registration is required

 

Second Saturday Family Storytime

May 14  |   11 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

All ages are welcome at Second Saturday Family Storytime, which incorporates stories, songs, rhymes, and more into a fun and interactive experience for the whole family. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 30 minutes before the start of the storytime.

  

Coppell Historical Society Picnic

May 14  |   1 pm   |   Heritage Park

Come to a fun picnic hosted by the Coppell Historical Society located at Heritage Park!

 

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen: A Parent Effectiveness Workshop

May 14  |   2 pm   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Are your tired of reminding, repeating and rewarding to make kids listen? In this workshop for adults, learn the time tested, award winning communication methods of Parent Effectiveness Training, or P.E.T., presented by Betty Ficke, a certified P.E.T. and Positive Discipline instructor. P.E.T. offers techniques for improved communication and conflict resolution for parents and guardians of children of all ages. Registration is preferred, but not required.  

 

The Coppell Community Chorale Presents: In Good Time

May 14 – 15  |  Saturday 7 pm & Sunday 3 pm  |  Coppell Arts Center

What is the one thing that everyone is obsessed with? I’ll give you a hint: there’s never enough, but so much is wasted. That’s right, it’s Time! Whether it’s dinner time, bedtime, time to dance, time to work, you’ll hear it all at In Good Time, the Coppell Community Chorale’s annual spring concert. Time is fleeting, and can be a little wibbley-wobbly, but this time travel happens May 14 and 15. Time to get your ticket

 

Organizing Your Medical Information

May 15  |   2 pm   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Keeping your medical records straight across multiple doctors, family members, or visits can be challenging no matter what your age. Get tips for keeping your information (or your loved one’s information) accessible and organized so you can avoid mistakes that can cost you time, money, or even your health. The instructor will also cover how to advocate for yourself when it comes to accessing your medical information. No medical advice will be given. For adults 18 and older.

 

Toddler Time

May 16  |   10:15 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Storytime for 1-and 2-year-olds with their adult caregiver. Short stories, music, rhymes, and movement activities are incorporated in this action-packed program that engages toddlers in language-based activities. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 15 minutes before the start of the storytime.

  

Baby and Me Storytime

May 16  |   11 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Babies from birth to crawling will enjoy songs, action rhymes, and share books together in this one-on-one lap sit program. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 30 minutes before the start of the storytime.

 

Got Books Book Club

May 16  |   6:30 pm   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

We call this the “no pressure book club” because you can read whatever you want! Attendees can share a recent read, an old favorite or anything in between. You’ll leave with at least one suggestion of what to read next. For adults 18 and older.

 

EcoExplorer

May 17  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

 

STEAM Club

May 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. For kids in grades K - 5.

 

Coppell Amateur Radio Enthusiasts (CARE) Meeting

May 17  |   7 pm   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

If you are an amateur radio operator, or are thinking about getting into the hobby, the Coppell Amateur Radio Enthusiasts (CARE) Ham Radio Organization welcomes you! There will be a discussion of specific plans for Summer Field Day that occurs during the last full weekend of June.

 

Preschool Storytime

May 18  |   10:15 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

This storytime is designed for 3-to 5-year-olds. This fun and interactive program combines activities such as read-aloud stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. It introduces children to listening skills, the library, and the joy of reading. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 15 minutes before the start of the storytime.

 

EcoExplorer

May 19  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.


Sunset Socials: Movie in the Park - Encanto

May 20  |  8 pm  |  Andrew Brown Park East

Join us in Andrew Brown East for a movie night in the park featuring a showing of Disney's "Encanto." Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on the lawn and get ready to sing along. We guarantee you'll be talking about Bruno all weekend long! This event is free. Complementary popcorn will be provided by Coppell Parks & Recreation. Event begins at 8 pm with the movie playing at sunset. Visit coppelltx.gov/events for more information.


Theatre Coppell Presents: Steel Magnolias

May 20 – 22  |  Friday & Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2:30 pm  |  Coppell Arts Center

All the ladies who are anybody come to have their hair done at Truvy’s hair salon. Truvy is helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, who is not sure whether or not she is still married, and Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon Ouiser, (“I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years.”), an eccentric millionaire Miss Clairee, and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter Shelby is about to get married. Later Shelby, a diabetic, risks her health to have a baby. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which makes them a truly touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Tickets are available online.

 

Coppell Farmers Market

May 21  |   8 am – Noon   |   Old Town Coppell

The Coppell Farmers Market is the best unique, small market in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Vendors feature grass-fed meats and poultry, organic eggs, artisan breads, honey, and other specialty products. Come out to the Farmers Market to find local healthy food, develop a relationship with those providing your food, meet up with friends and neighbors, and be a part of the local movement. Open 8 am - Noon the second and fourth Saturday of the month January-March. Check out Coppell Farmers Market online for more information. 

 

EcoExplorer

May 21  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

 

Summer Reading Kickoff Bash

May 21  |   10 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Help us kick off this year’s summer reading challenge! Join us in Town Center Plaza for games, special visitors, treats, and more. Pick up your reading log to begin earning for great prizes this summer. Event will be moved to the library meeting room if inclement weather occurs. All ages welcome.

 

Diverse Book Club

May 21  |   2 pm   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

The Diverse Book Club is a teen-led group that creates a space where peers can discuss books that feature diverse experiences. The group is led by a New Tech High senior. It’s recommended for teens in grades 9 - 12. Registration is required

 

The Coppell Community Orchestra Presents: Broadway!

May 21  |  3 pm  |   Coppell Arts Center

This concert will feature Broadway hits and musical memories! Enjoy orchestral performances from noteworthy Broadway shows that are both timeless and beautiful. Tickets are free. Reserve your seat online

 

Summer Reading Challenge

May 21 – July 31  |   Library and Community Commons

It’s easy to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge! Pick up a reading log at our Summer Reading Kickoff event or at the library. Each day you read (or are read to) for 20 minutes, color in a box on the reading log. Fill out the entry slips and return them to the library to win a FREE book and to be entered into the grand prize drawing. The first day to log your reading is Saturday, May 21. The last day to log your reading is Sunday, July 31.

 

Toddler Time

May 23  |   10:15 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Storytime for 1-and 2-year-olds with their adult caregiver. Short stories, music, rhymes, and movement activities are incorporated in this action-packed program that engages toddlers in language-based activities. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 15 minutes before the start of the storytime.

 

Baby and Me Storytime

May 23  |   11 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Babies from birth to crawling will enjoy songs, action rhymes, and share books together in this one-on-one lap sit program. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 30 minutes before the start of the storytime.

 

17th Annual Golf Outing

May 23  |   11 am   |   Golf Clubs at the Tribute – 1000 Lebanon Rd, The Colony 

Defenders of Freedom is thrilled to announce registration for their 17th Annual Golf Outing is now open!  Please join them on May 23 for a memorable experience at their two course event. The event still has room for golfers if interested in competing. Build a team of three and they will field the fourth with a Veteran who has benefited or will benefit from the generosity of our donors. You can also bring a team of four without a VIP guest. Learn more or register online

 

Craft Casual: Beaded Bookmark

May 23  |   7 pm   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Join the guest instructor to make a beaded bookmark to take home and enjoy. All supplies will be provided to complete the project, but participants may also bring their own beads if preferred. For adults 18 and older. Registration is required

 

EcoExplorer

May 24  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

 

Preschool Storytime

May 25  |   10:15 am   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

This storytime is designed for 3-to 5-year-olds. This fun and interactive program combines activities such as read-aloud stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. It introduces children to listening skills, the library, and the joy of reading. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. Tickets are available at the front desk, 15 minutes before the start of the storytime.

 

Homeschool Hangout

May 25  |   1:30 pm   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Are you a homeschool student? Join us for our monthly Homeschool Hangout! Meet other families while participating in activities such as puzzles, building, games, and robotics. All ages welcome.

 

Wednesday Evening Guided Hikes

May 25  |  6 – 7 pm   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Join the Friends of the Coppell Nature Park for a guided hike to discover the wonders of our local ecosystem. Hikers are asked to wear protective clothing and bring a water bottle. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is FREE of charge, but registration is required. 


EcoExplorer

May 26  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

 

Coppell Writer’s Group

May 26  |   7 pm   |   Cozby Library and Community Commons

Seeking inspiration and support for your writing practice? Bring your notebook and pen and join our discussions on all things writing! Tips and tricks will be shared from a wide variety of sources and offer optional writing prompts, timed exercises, and chances to share your writing in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Facilitated by Amanda Kennedy. 

 

Coppell Farmers Market

May 28  |   8 am – Noon   |   Old Town Coppell

The Coppell Farmers Market is the best unique, small market in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Vendors feature grass-fed meats and poultry, organic eggs, artisan breads, honey, and other specialty products. Come out to the Farmers Market to find local healthy food, develop a relationship with those providing your food, meet up with friends and neighbors, and be a part of the local movement. Open 8 am - Noon the second and fourth Saturday of the month January-March. Check out Coppell Farmers Market online for more information. 

 

EcoExplorer

May 28  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

 

Nature’s Workshop — Flowers

May 30  |  10 am  |   Biodiversity Education Center

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 you can take home. We can't think of a better way to learn about various families of flowers than to create your own bookmark with a purpose! Registration required for each participant. Space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

EcoExplorer

May 31  |  9 am – Noon   |  Biodiversity Education Center

Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, 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.

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