5 things to do in Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas in October, November

The Texas Lottery Plaza at the Toyota Music Factory will house this yearu2019s Day of the Dead Festival in Las Colinas.

The Texas Lottery Plaza at the Toyota Music Factory will house this yearu2019s Day of the Dead Festival in Las Colinas.

The Halloween season has brought plenty events to the Coppell and Irving communities. Find details about haunted houses, festivals and other non-Halloween events in the list below:

Oct. 26 - Visit a haunted house

Valley Ranch’s sixth annual Candy Trail and Haunted Halls event is a Halloween evening suited for all ages. The event will include a petting zoo, a trick-or-treat trail, a costume contest, pumpkin decorating and more. The haunted house will also be available for all ages, but children 12 and under should be with an adult. Food will also be available for purchase. 6-10 p.m. $8-$13. Valley Ranch Office, 8830 N. MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 101, Irving. 972-869-1430. www.valleyranch.org

Oct. 26 - Decorate your car at Trunk or Treat

The city of Coppell will hold a trunk-or-treat event in The CORE parking lot ahead of Halloween. Organizers expect approximately 500 children to be in attendance for the trick-or-treat-style event. The evening will include a competition for best-decorated car, which will receive a grand prize. Those interested in decorating their car can register online for free. 7-9 p.m. Free. The CORE, 234 Parkway Blvd., Coppell. 972-304-7077. www.coppelltx.gov

Nov. 2 - Get a taste of Coppell’s best foods

The Coppell Chamber of Commerce is holding its 10th annual Taste of Coppell event at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel. Each admission pass provides guests with unlimited food and beverage tastings. The event will include the 2019 Golden Fork, Top Taste and Best of Coppell award presentations. 4-7 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door for children 10 and under; $30 in advance, $35 at the door for adults. Four Points by Sheraton, 1580 Point West Blvd., Coppell. 972-393-2829. www.coppellchamber.org

Nov. 2 - Celebrate Day of the Dead

The Texas Lottery Plaza at the Toyota Music Factory will house this year’s Day of the Dead Festival in Las Colinas. Street performers, live music and face painting will be available at the Mexican cultural event. It will also include food and drink, dance performances and more. 5-11 p.m. Free. Texas Lottery Plaza, 340 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. 972-252-7476. www.irvingtexas.com

Nov. 15-17 - Stock up on books

The Cozby Library and Community Commons will hold its Big Book Sale in November. Attendees can purchase gently used DVDs, books, magazines and audiobooks. Early shopping will be open Nov. 15 for a $10 admission fee, and it will be free for library members and friends. Fri. 4-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free. Cozby Library and Community Commons, 177 N. Heartz Road, Coppell. 972-304-3655. www.coppelltx.gov



Port of Peri Peri expects to open in mid-November. (Courtesy Port of Peri Peri)
Port of Peri Peri to open along I-635 in Irving

The Port of Peri Peri expects to hold a grand opening Nov. 15 at 1800 Marketplace Blvd., Ste. 100, Irving.

The Singley Collegiate Academy is connected by a trail to a North Lake college campus. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Application window now open for Irving ISD's college-level high school program

Irving ISD has partnered with North Lake college to allow high school students the chance to earn their associates degree upon graduation.

(Courtesy The Pink Cockatoo)
The Pink Cockatoo to offer shopping, retail options in Roanoke

The new retail space is expected to open in mid-December.

Richardson Fire Department annual toy and food drive
Richardson Fire Department kicks off holiday season with annual toy and food drive

The annual event benefits clients of the Network of Community Ministries.

(Courtesy Jamba)
New Jamba location opens in Plano

A new Jamba location opened Nov. 7 at 6100 W. Park Blvd., Ste. 100A, Plano.

Special Education teacher Aleli Nucum-Jones was the one of the first to receive her grant Nov. 12 during the Grant Patrol. Her grant will go toward literacy kits for Special Education students and students in all grades at Meadows Elementary. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gallery: Plano ISD Education Foundation awards grants to teachers across the district

Grants to Educators, a Plano ISD Education Foundation program, provided $125,000 in grants to more than 100 teachers across the district.

family walking in the park at sunset
Collin County community leaders campaign for complete count during 2020 Census

Collin County community leaders want to raise awareness of the importance of having a complete count of the area's population.

Mike Salerno and his cousin, Morris, opened Salerno's Italian Restaurant in 1985. (Photo by Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
Salerno’s Italian Restaurant finds success in Highland Village

When they were kids, cousins Mike and Morris Salerno dreamed of opening their own Italian restaurant one day.

Liberty Junior High School in Richardson ISD
Talk of moving sixth-graders to junior high campuses underway in Richardson ISD

The move would have far-reaching impacts for the district, officials say.

Cryo N More is now open in McKinney and offering services such as extreme cold treatment. (courtesy Cryo N More)
Cryo N More now open in McKinney, offering extreme cold treatment, tanning

The store offers cryotherapy, which activates the body’s natural healing system by exposing it to extreme cold, according to the website. Cryo also offers normatec compression and tanning.

Northwest ISD board of trustees receives update on facilities planning for potential bond election in 2020

The possibility of a 2020 bond election loomed over discussions at the Nov. 11 Northwest ISD board of trustees meeting.

duck ramen
Kanta Ramen & Thai eatery in Colleyville has favorite dishes from Japan and Thailand

When customers sit down at Kanta Ramen & Thai, one of the first things they will notice is how extensive the menu is. Choices cover the front and back surfaces of the menu, with Japanese food on one side and Thai dishes on the other.

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