Written by Phil Cerroni
Now – Jan. 2, donate to the City of Coppell’s Holiday Food drive to help feed the hungry through Christian Community Action. A drop box will be available for non-perishable food and paper products at Town Center, 255 Parkway Blvd.; the Library, 177 N. Heartz Rd.; and Fire Station 123, 133 Parkway Blvd. City staff will deliver the goods to the food bank.
Sat., Dec. 8, is first Winter Market day at Coppell Farmers market. Horny Toad Rangers will provide music.
Fri., Nov. 30 and Sat., Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Coppell High School Commons, the advanced mixed chamber choir of 24 students selected by competitive audition from the A Cappella Choir, presents a Madrigal Feast, which features Medieval drama and music directed by Joshua Brown, instructor. Enjoy a Holiday Tradition filled with a King’s dinner, entertainment (including a dinner play and more) and choral tidings of joy. Tickets are $27 (adult), $20 (student/CISD employee), and $10 (dessert ticket and gallery seating).For tickets go to chschoirboosters.org.
Sat., Dec. 1, Deck the Trails, a three mile off road challenge, will take runners through new trails of Coppell Nature Park., 345 Freeport Pkwy., Coppell. Register athttp://www.runproject.org/race/deck-trails. Registration Fees:$30 – Nov. 2 – Nov. 22; $35 – Nov. 23 – Nov. 29; $40 - Race Day. No refunds. No transfers. Race Schedule: 7 a.m. - Packet Pickup; 7:30 a.m. - Start Kids Fun Run; 8:30 a.m.; - Start Trail Run 9:30 a.m. Awards: All registered runners will receive a custom race T-Shirt. The first 200 people to pick up their packet will receive a custom race beanie. Awards: To be eligible for an award, runners must wear a timing tag. 1st Overall Male and Female; 1st Overall Masters Male and Female, Top 3 Male and Female finishers in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over. Event benefits Friends of Coppell Nature Park (FCNP) that promotes the preservation of the natural environment through conservation and education. Early Packet Pick Up: 10 a.m. – 7p.m. Tues., Nov. 27 – Thurs., Nov. 29, at 680 N. Denton Tap Rd. #100. No packet pick up Fri., Nov. 30.
MAKE A CHILD SMILEGive back to the community by participating in the Make a Child Smile program during Deck the Trails. Simply bring a marked and wrapped gift to the race. Created 20 years ago, the Make a Child Smile program provides presents and joy to the less fortunate children of Coppell during the holidays.
The annual Holiday Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.Sat., Dec. 3.The theme is “A Hometown Holiday!” Lighted parade entries will wind their way through the nighttime streets of Coppell. The parade begins at the intersection of Parkway Blvd. and Samuel Rd. andgoes west on Parkway Blvd. to Town Center. Intersections will be temporarily closed as the parade passes through. Immediately following the parade, join the annual Holiday Celebration in the Plaza behind Town Center, 255 Parkway Blvd. for the annual lighting of the tree, live music, holiday treats, roaming carolers, face painting, and Santa Claus!For more information, call Parks and Recreation Dept. at 972-462-5100. In case of inclement weather on the day of the event, visit the City's website, Facebook or Twitter, or call C-LINK at 972-304-3542, msg. #462.
Sat., Dec. 1, the Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a charity concert, Notes for Autism, at 3 p.m. in the Van Cliburn Recital Hall of the Bass Performance Center, 330 East 4th Street, Fort Worth. The foundation was created in 2003 by Coppell resident Tracy Pierce Bender in memory of her late husband, Brent Woodall, who was lost in the Sept. 11th attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York.
Erin Alcorn, who graduated from Coppell High School in 2008, will sing at the concert.For more information about Notes for Autism and the services offered by the Foundation, or to donate, visit www.woodallkids.org or call 972-756-9170.
Deadline is Dec. 15 to apply for anew competition baking series on CBS. The show is seeking all types of non-professional bakers from across the country. Whether an athlete, teacher, truck driver or retiree, as long as applicants have the zest for baking, they may apply at http://cbsbakingshow.com/web/apply. Amateur skilled bakers will compete against one another in baking challenges that will test every aspect of their baking skills. At the end of the competition, one baker will ultimately be crowned the winner. The series follows the trials and tribulations of the competitors – young, old, from every background and every corner of the United States – as they attempt to prove their baking prowess.