Here are 7 upcoming events in Lewisville and Coppell.

Jan. 24 - Feb. 4 – View art

The Abstraction art exhibit is presented by the Visual Art League of Lewisville. The art show encourages artists to explore geometric abstraction, cubism, action painting, color field painting and more. The exhibition will be available for viewing during the gallery’s regular hours as well as during public events at the Lewisville Grand Theater. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville. 972-219-8446.

Jan. 25 – Design a bag

Teenagers are welcomed to craft their own multi-purpose reusable canvas tote bag. Paint will be supplied. The event will use a free Teen Program Pass, which can be picked up at the front desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program. The event is limited to 45 people and open to children in grades 6-12. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Cozby Library and Community Commons, 177 N. Heartz Dr., Coppell. 972-304-3658.

Jan. 26 – Get home child care resources

United Way’s Family Child Care Network will provide resources for existing or aspiring home child care providers during an information session. Participants will receive the necessary tools to open or grow their home daycares. The program is open to Denton County residents over 21 years of age who have received their high school diploma or GED and live in a house. 1-30-2:30 p.m. Free. Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St., Lewisville. 214-390-9630.
Jan. 28 – Attend a gala

Coppell Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Members' Choice Awards & Community Gala. The annual event honors local businesses, organizations and individuals that made a significant impact in the community. This year's gala is presented by AAA Texas and the City of Coppell. Various awards will be presented including Small Business of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year. Nonprofit of the Year and Ambassador of the Year. 6-10 p.m. $98 per person in advance; $110 at the door. Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Bass Pro Court, Grapevine.

Feb. 11 – Celebrate Black History Month

Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney, Association for the Study of African American Life and History president and Deputy Director of the African American Museum in Dallas will be the guest speaker at Discover: Texas Black History. Dulaney will address topics such as Black resistance, why Black History Month exists, the importance of preserving Black history and the African-American experience in Texas. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Cozby Library and Community Commons, 177 N. Heartz Dr., Coppell. 972-304-3658.

Feb. 17 – Watch a comedy play

The Tony award-winning production “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon is sponsored by Theatre Coppell. The comedy centers around uptight, neat Felix Ungar and easygoing, disheveled Oscar Madison as new roommates, according to the play’s online description. It is a story of individuals trying to connect through their differences and make their way through difficult times. Loyalty and kindness overcome personality quirks and differences. The production begins Feb. 17 and runs through March 4. Show times vary. $19 plus fees for seniors and students, $22 plus fees for adults. Coppell Arts Center, 505 Travis Street

Coppell. 972-304-7047.

Feb. 11, 18 – Learn how to paint

Participants will learn basic mini painting techniques such as base coats, detailing, drybrushing, highlights, clean-up, washes/shades and finishing during the two-part workshop. All supplies will be provided. The event is open to adults and children ages 13 and up. Registration is required. Those who register for the first session will automatically be enrolled in the second session. Registration opens at 11 a.m. on Jan. 28 and is only encouraged for those who can attend both sessions. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St., Lewisville. 972-219-3570.