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Events in Grapevine for November 2017

BY GRAPEVINE WEEKLY STAFF

Grapevine, Texas. November 3, 2017

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown Exhibition – Through January 16 - FREE  

The latest traveling exhibition from the Charles M. Schulz Museum examines the making of the animated classic and celebrates the anticipation, joy and pitfalls of the holiday season. The exhibition consists of 50 Peanuts Daily and Sunday comic strips, more than 50 vintage Peanuts-themed seasonal novelties, a Santa letter writing station and photo opportunities for children of all ages. This exhibition and the activities are free. Please visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com for exhibition hours. 

 Date(s): November 1 - January 16, 2018 
 Location: Grand Gallery, 636 South Main Street 

Special Needs Swim Night - Friday, November 3

Children with special needs, their families and caregivers are invited to a fun-filled evening at The REC Aquatic Center. Enjoy the lazy river, play with all of the water features, race down the slides or just go for a swim in the 85 degree pool! This smaller, intimate aquatic event is tailored for those with special needs. Register at GoGrapevine.com or by calling 817.410.3489.

 Date: Friday, November 3
 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
 Location: The REC Aquatic Center, 1175 Minucipal Way
 Fee: REC members are free & non-members are $5/person. 

Grapevine Recycles Day Event - Saturday, November 4

In association with Texas Recycles Day, the City of Grapevine and Keep Grapevine Beautiful (KGVB) will host a recycle event for Grapevine residents and City employees. For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items, please visit GrapevineTexas.gov. In order to drop off items, please complete the online recycling form so that we have an accurate description of the items being recycled. During this event, pet adoptions will also be hosted by Grapevine Animal Services. In addition, we will also be accepting donated food and reusable items to benefit GRACE and new, unwrapped toys for the Grapevine Police Santa Cops Program.

 Date: Saturday, November 4
 Time: 8 - 11:30 am
 Location: Municipal Service Center, 501 Shady Brook Drive

Nash Farm Campfire Cooking Workshop - Friday, November 4

Join the farmhands for a campfire cooking workshop. Learn skills to cook and bake with a wood fire. Visit NashFarm.org to purchase tickets. 

 Date: Friday, November 4
 Time: 10 am - 2 pm
 Location: Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street
 Fee: $35/person

Candlelight Tour of Homes - Saturday, November 4

The Candlelight Tour of Homes features properties throughout Grapevine’s Historic Township. Luminarias will mark each destination as participants stroll through the Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Owners will be present to greet all guests and discuss the distinguishing characteristics of their properties. Shuttle service is available. All sales are final. No refunds for inclement weather. No strollers, food or drink are allowed inside the homes. For additional information, please visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com or contact the Visitor Information Center at 817.410.3185.

 Date: Saturday, November 4
 Time: 4 - 7 pm
 Fee: $15/person

Rose Rosette Disease Discussion - Thursday, November 9 - FREE

If you are a rose lover, you’ve heard of Rose Rosette disease. Laura Miller, Tarrant County Agrilife Extension agent will be here to discuss this lethal disease. Attendees will learn what it is, what causes it, how it spreads and how to determine if your plants are affected, and what to do if they are affected. 

 Date: Thursday, November 9
 Time: 7 – 8:30 pm
 Location: Bessie Mitchell House at the Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street
 Ages: 18+

Arbor Day - Saturday, November 11

In one year, an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people. Join us in replacing trees lost in the 2015 flood. Together, we will plant trees (provided by Keep Grapevine Beautiful) in local parks and participants will receive complimentary tree saplings, while they last. For additional information, please visit KGVB.org or contact Cindy Harris at charris@grapevinetexas.gov or at 817.410.3490.

Veterans Day Parade - Saturday, November 11 

This event celebrates and salutes our Veterans! This year will also feature special honors for women in the military. The annual Veterans Day Parade is hosted by VFW Post 10454. The parade begins at Dallas Road and Main Street and ends at Liberty Park Plaza where it joins the Veterans Fair hosted by U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant. Congressman Marchant will recognize several Veterans with flag and award presentations. Enjoy booths hosted by many organizations available to assist veterans in need, live music and complimentary food. Visit GrapevineVeteransParade.org for additional information.

 Date: November 11
 Time: Parade begins at 10 am; Veterans Fair, One Liberty Park Plaza (across from City Hall) 11 am - 1 pm 

Watch the Leaves Turn to Fall - November 21

It’s Fall in the garden and the leaves are finally beginning to change color! This children’s class takes everyone on an adventurous stroll through the garden in a hunt for Fall leaves. Learning activities will include a story time and a fun marble leaf painting activity. Register at GoGrapevine.com.

 Date: November 21
 Time: 4 - 5 pm 
 Location: Bessie Mitchell House at the Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street
 Age(s): 3-6
 Fee: $5/person

Carol of Lights – Monday, November 20 - FREE

Grapevine is the Chrismas Capital of Texas® with the best spirit around. We don’t just light a tree, we light all of downtown! Your favorite characters the Chilly Dawgs and Mrs. Claus will be joining in on this wonderful entertaining presentation of singing, dancing and illuminating the town! Everyone is invited to arrive by 5 pm to enjoy taking photos with live reindeer and create seasonal crafts. Food vendors will also be available for those who wish to purchase food. The entire family will sing and cheer as Mayor Tate flips the switch showing Christmas is here! 

 Date: November 20
 Time: Family-friendly activities begin at 5 pm, Carol of lights begins at 7 pm
 Location: City Hall, 200 South Main Street



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