Written by Phil Cerroni
November1 thru December 28
Coppell to Host Holiday Food Drive
The City of Coppell is hosting a Holiday Food Drive. City buildings will have a drop box handy for generous donors who would like to help. City staff will deliver the goods to north Texas food pantries. Drop by any one of the following City facilities and leave your non-perishable item(s) in the box at Town Center, 255 Parkway Blvd. or Coppell Public Library, 177 N. Heartz Rd. The City will not accept partially opened/used packages of any consumables. Visit http://coppelltx.gov for a list of suggested goods.
November 2 & 3 at 8 p.m. & Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Two playwrights, a composer, and two actors set sail across the Atlantic, bound for Broadway, to present their new musical comedy, The Cruise of the Dodo, which is a mess. Hilarious trouble ensues as the composer can’t speak but is in love with the leading lady, who is fending off the advances of her leading man while the steward has trouble standing up and serving drinks, and the ship’s captain tries to rewrite the play. Located at the Dupree Theater, Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75062. To buy tickets, call Irving Arts Center Box Office, 972-252-2787. For more information, call 972-594-6104.
November 4 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Irving Heritage House tours
Located at 303 South O’Connor, the Heritage House, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, will be open with docent led tours at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is free. November’s tour will feature a display of artwork by Heritage Society member Sigrid Canto. From the first remembered drawings at the age of 6 years of age, Sigrid continued her artistic knowledge throughout her schooling. She expanded her training of structured and practical studies in drawing and painting at the Pan American Art Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
November 5, 6 & 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Basketball Evaluations & Cheerleading Orientation
For Irving Upward to be held for 1st - 6th grade at First Baptist Irving. They will also be offered at Plymouth Park Baptist Church from 6 – 8 p.m. For questions, please contact either church office at 972-253-1171 or 972-986-7729.
November 6 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The Irving Police Athletic/Activities League (IPAL) is offering free archery clinics at IPAL, 1550 Rock Island Road. The clinic is for ages 10-18 with no registration required but parents must sign a waiver. Participants may attend one or all clinics.
November 7 from 1 to 6 p.m.
Coppell to host Municipal Court week open house
Coppell Municipal Court, 130 Town Center Blvd., will host an open house celebrating Municipal Court Week. Municipal Court Week is celebrated Nov. 5-9 extending appreciation to the municipal judges, court clerks, and marshals throughout Texas, as well as presiding and alternate municipal judges and court support personnel for the vital services performed and their exemplary dedication to each community. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this unique event, tour the municipal court and meet the Judges. Refreshments will be served.
November 8 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Treasures and Oddities
Overlooking the Mustangs of Las Colinas, enjoy the spectacular view while shopping for just the right gifts at the La Cima Club, 5215 North O'Connor, Suite 2600. Items vary from silver and crystal items to whimsical collectibles. Proceeds go to the Heritage Society's Mary's Playhouse project. Free admission to attend. Guests are welcomed. Dinner reservations are also available for a special menu of burgers and brew to be offered that evening as well as the regular outstanding cuisine menu. Garage parking is validated for two hours. For more details and to RSVP for dinner, contact Mary Higbie at 972-252-3838.
November 7 & 8 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Logistics Information Fairfrom
North Lake College’s Logistics Technology program will host its first Logistics Information Fairfrom. An additional evening session will be held Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. New to Coppell, North Lake’s Logistics Technology program grew enrollment by 61 percent last year. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, material handling and logistics is one of America's largest and fastest growing industries, employing more than 700,000 workers. North Lake College’s North Campus is located at 101 S. Royal Lane, Coppell, TX 75019.
November 9 at 11:30 a.m.
Veterans Day Program
The Irving Veterans Memorial Park Committee will host a Veterans Day Program at the Irving Central Library Auditorium, 801 W. Irving Blvd.