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Free Electronics Recycling

October 5, 9-11 a.m.

Accepted: computers, laptops, printers, VCRs, DVD players, TVs Not Accepted: hazardous material, liquids, broken monitor tubes, yard equipment, air conditioners, refrigerators Register at 972-237-8159 or online at www.gptx.org/electronics-recycling

Kid’s Fishing Day

October 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

At Mike Lewis Park Pond, 2410 N. Carrier Parkway in Grand Prairie. Free to children ages 16 and younger.

DogFest DFW

October 5, 10 am – 1 pm

Grab your pups, family and friends and join us for the fifth annual DogFest DFW, a dog-friendly community fundraising event and festival. All DogFest proceeds benefit Canine Companions for Independence and its mission to provide expertly-trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities free of charge. Register for free, then join or form a team and start raising funds to help us reach our goal! www.cci.org/DogFestDFW DogFest is family- and dog-friendly. Enjoy live music, food, dog and kid activities, a dog costume contest and a short walk ‘n roll, all while helping change lives. Canine Companions for Independence at Baylor Scott & White Health 7710 Las Colinas Ridge, Irving, Texas 75063

Biodiversity’s Fall Frolic

October 5, 10 am – 4 pm

Scout Sculpture Dedication and Recognition at 10:45 a.m. at the BEC. This will be followed by Fall Frolic stations opening on trails at 11am where participants will be able to view the park through the eyes of the animals that live here. There will be live bluegrass music, face painting, crafts, hands on activities and Arbor Day station. Biodiversity Education Center, 367 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, TX 75019.

Meet Your Neighbor Series

October 5, 2 pm

In order to build deeper understanding and empathy, Cozby Library and Community Commons’ audience members can ask questions of the panelists in a safe and comfortable environment. This is an opportunity for community members to share their experiences and learn from each other without debate or political discussion.

In October, panelists will talk about LGBTQ+ experiences. This series of programs was developed with the Coppell Cultural Committee which is comprised of Coppell Citizens. Topics for the programs are generated by the committee or suggestions from community members.

Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill

October 10, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Grayson Dantzic will share behind-the-scenes anecdotes and images from his 20 year process of developing his recent book, “Jerry Dantzic: Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill.” Dantzic’s publication of his late father’s work serves as the inspiration and companion book for “Billie Holiday At Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic.” This major Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Service [SITES] exhibition has the honor and distinction of launching its four year tour at Irving Art Center on Sept. 14 and will be on display through Nov. 17. A reception will be held at 6:30 PM and the talk will begin at 7:30 PM.

Brighter Tomorrows Candlelight Vigil

October 11, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Please, Wear purple in Honor of all Victims and Survivors and Abuse. Location: Grand Prairie Police Dept. Brighter Tomorrows and Grand Prairie Police Department has partnered with the community for the past 6 years to honor the deceased victims of domestic violence. This has been our way to help families heal from the death of a loved one to say those lives will not be forgotten.