5 things to do in Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth this holiday season

Guests can watch the Atrium Holiday Light Show for free at the Gaylord Texan Resort from Nov. 13, 2020, through Jan. 3, 2021. (Courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort)
Guests can watch the Atrium Holiday Light Show for free at the Gaylord Texan Resort from Nov. 13, 2020, through Jan. 3, 2021. (Courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort)

Guests can watch the Atrium Holiday Light Show for free at the Gaylord Texan Resort from Nov. 13, 2020, through Jan. 3, 2021. (Courtesy Gaylord Texan Resort)

November

1 through 30 – Roanoke food drive

Throughout the month of November, the city of Roanoke will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Roanoke Food Pantry. Donations can be dropped off at city buildings. This includes canned and jar items, boxed and packaged items, family items and miscellaneous items. 817-491-2411. www.roanoketexas.com

16 through 23 – Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse will host its annual, nationwide Operation Christmas Child gift collection drive. Participants can fill a shoe box with medium to large gifts as well as school supplies and drop it off at designated locations.


For more information, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child. Drop-off locations include First Baptist Church at 225 Keller Parkway, Keller; and Cornerstone Baptist Church at 7955 N. Beach St., Fort Worth. 828-262-1980. www.samaritanspurse.org

21 – Keller Folk Music Society

The Keller Folk Music Society •meets at the Keller Public Library on the third Saturday of each month. Professional and nonprofessional musicians and their families can share songs, stories and talents with other local musicians. The afternoon event begins at 1 p.m. Free. Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Road, Keller. 817-743-4370. www.meetup.com/kellerfolkmusicsociety

24 – Kahoot Trivia at the Keller Public Library

Jurassic Park fans can test their knowledge with the Keller Public Library’s Kahoot Trivia game. The event is open to children ages 11-17. Participants can register online at bit.ly/kpljurassictrivia. The library-sponsored event will test the skills of the ultimate “Jurassic Park” movie fans. Free. Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Road, Keller. 817-743-4800. www.cityofkeller.com

WORTH THE TRIP

November through January – Lone Star Christmas

Gaylord Texan Resort is hosting its 17th annual Lone Star Christmas event through Jan. 3. Christmas activities include a 17,000-square-foot marquee pop-up exhibition called “I Love Christmas Movies,” a 50,000-square-foot outdoor holiday lantern attraction called “Yuletide Bright” and a build-your-own-snowman experience with real snow.

Other classic activities include snow tubing, ice skating, gingerbread house decorating and an elf-on-the-shelf character breakfast.

Tickets can be purchased online. Advance online reservations are required for all ticketed events. Holiday room packages are also available for sale on the website. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine. 817-778-1000. www.christmasatgaylordtexan.comhttp://www.christmasatgaylordtexan.com
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


MOST RECENT

The city of Roanoke is planning a beautification project on US 377 following the completion of an ongoing Texas Department of Transportation project in the area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Roanoke plans US 377 beautification project

The city is paying for upgrades regarding stone work and streetlights.

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Vaccination hubs open in Plano, McKinney Fire Dept. and more DFW-area news

Read the top stories from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Police Chief Brad Fortune encouraged Keller residents to contact him with questions or suggestions, even after the Jan. 21 town hall meeting. (Kira Lovell/Community Impact Newspaper)
Keller police chief addresses discipline, accountability and more at town hall

Police Chief Brad Fortune outlined his department's goals and answered questions from Keller residents.

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
2 vaccination hubs to open in Plano; BigShots Golf coming to Fort Worth and more DFW news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The first Las Palapas location in Dallas-Fort Worth is coming soon to Keller. (Courtesy Las Palapas)
Las Palapas restaurant coming soon to Keller

Las Palapas restaurants features classic Mexican cuisine.

Gyms and personal trainers, such as Pure Barre, are offering virtual workout classes during the coronaviurs pandemic. (Courtesy Pure Barre)
Pure Barre fitness center now open on Heritage Trace Parkway in north Fort Worth

Group workout classes are aimed at strengthening and toning muscles.

A pharmacy employee prepares a COVID-19 vaccine dose at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health)
Baylor Scott & White Health opens COVID-19 vaccine registration for Phase 1B in North Texas

Baylor Scott & White Health has begun contacting patients who qualify under Phase 1B to schedule them for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The first BigShots Golf location in the state of Texas will open in north Fort Worth in early 2021. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
BigShots Golf coming soon to north Fort Worth

In addition to driving bays and a virtual golf experience, the facility will feature a full restaurant and bar.

Grizzly Burger House's menu includes the Hawaiian cheeseburger and more. (Courtesy Grizzly Burger House)
Grizzly Burger opens in Richardson and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Candidate filing for the May 1 election opened Jan. 13 and will close Feb. 12. (Community Impact staff)
Candidate filings continue in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth ahead of May elections

Candidates vying for elected office in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth continue to file their applications. The deadline to file for the May election is Feb. 12.

In addition to vaccine hubs, there are also smaller community vaccine providers throughout Texas, such as pharmacies, that may also have the vaccine available. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
EXPLAINED: When, where and how Texans can receive the COVID-19 vaccine

As Texas is still in the early stages of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, many Texans are still unsure about where, when and how they can get inoculated.

Chicken-fried steak and eggs ($11.99) are served with hash browns and Texas toast. (Courtesy The Cottage)
The Cottage eatery opens in Roanoke and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.