Written by Phil Cerroni
January 19 at 10 a.m.
PowerPoint for kids
Children, grades 3 through 8, are invited to learn introductory computer and software skills at 10 a.m. at the Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Please arrive ten minutes prior to class time. For more information, call 972-721-2458.
January 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Soil Love Class
Keep Coppell Beautiful will be hosting classes on healthy soil and composting for your garden at the Fire Station Training Room, 133 Parkway Blvd. Soil Love will be taught and Composting Basics will immediately follow. Soil Love will cover the features of ideal soil, how to organically develop and maintain those features, best time to upgrade your soil, as well as many other details vital to creating healthy soil. This is the time of year to test and make amendments to your soil in order to ensure successful spring blooms. Classes are free to the public and registration is not required. For more information call Jen at 972-462-5191.
January 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Kids Only Book Club
Children in grades 3 through 6 can enjoy fun activities and discussion based on the “Junie B. Jones” series by Barbara Parks. The Kids Only Book Club meets on the third Saturday of the month. Located at the Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd
January 21 at 2:30 p.m.
My Weird School Party
Celebrate the “My Weird School” book series with fun, hands-on science, language arts games, crafts, prizes and a chocolate party station. Located at the Irving East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road. Call 972-721-3722 for more information.
January 22 at 11 a.m.
Reach Up! with Lynn Moon
Enjoy a dance-based movement program, for children ages 5 through 12, led by Lynn Moon, a certified dance therapist. Using music and brightly colored sensorimotor props including scarves, stretch bands, wands and body sacks; Moon will guide children through a story-based series of movement exercises, dance and children’s yoga. Space is limited and registration is encouraged. Offered as part of Irving Public Library’s Reach Out initiative. Programs are designed for individuals with special needs and their peers. Located at the East Branch Library, 401 S. Nursery Road.
January 23 from 10 a.m. to Noon
“Good Grief” workshop
The Visiting Nurse Association is offering a free grief recovery workshop called “Good Grief” for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Workshop topics will include myths about grief, common grief reactions, and ways to cope. The workshop will be held at VNA’s Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Center, located on 1440 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. There is no cost to attend the “Good Grief” workshop, but reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Sue Rafferty, bereavement coordinator with the Visiting Nurse Association, at 214-689-2922.
January 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Hike on Campion Trail
Explore the nighttime worlds of animals of Campion Trail with native species experts and learn more about the sights, smells and sounds of nature. Hikers are invited to challenge their skills in spotting signs of animal life and sharpening other senses. Registration is required for each participant. Call 972-742-2296 for more information.
Registration required for Leadership Coppell
Leadership Coppell is accepting applications. The program design brings civic-minded individuals together in a forum that encourages learning, questioning and planning. Six, full day sessions are scheduled to begin Feb. 7.This training program includes information about the backbone of how Coppell operates.
Class size is limited to 20 participants and applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuition for the program is $150 per person. Applications are available at Town Center, 255 Parkway Blvd., and may also be downloaded from the City’s website at http://coppelltx.gov.