Monday Nov 20 - Dec 3 @ 12:00 AM
Letters to Santa
Allen Parks and Recreation – Children can write a letter to Santa and drop it in one of his mailboxes located at two of Allen's recreation facilties! Letters will be delivered to Santa, and he will send a personal letter to your home! Letters must be received by Dec. 11 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium or Joe Farmer Recreation Center. (Free, and open to ages 1-12.) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 214.509.4707
    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 22 @ 12:00 AM
Condensed Classes
Rick's Kicks Martial Arts – We will be holding classes in the MORNING HOURS ONLY from: Monday, Nov 20th through Wednesday Nov 22nd. We will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday, Nov 23rd through Sunday Nov 26th Normal class schedule RESUMES: Monday, Nov 27th. We are wishing you and your families a safe and fun filled time!
    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 22 @ 6:30 AM
Thanksgiving Vacation Club
Central YMCA Family Center – YMCA Vacation Club is a fun and affordable place for your child during student breaks! Fun-filled days of activities, games and phgysical activity planned for children during Vacation Club. Open to children ages 5-12. Thanksgiving Vacation Club Events: *Monday 11/20/17 - Creepy, Crawley, Ful!! Join us for Critterman and his animals, fun crafts and more! *Tuesday 11/21/17 - Get Fit! A day devoted to teaching healthy lifestyles! Join us for ZumbaKids class and other fitness fun! Wednesday 11/22/17 - Charlie Brown Thanksgiving! Let's get ready to Gobble! Cost: $20/day for full family members & $25/day for program members Contact the Central YMCA Family Center to register! Space is extremely limited!
    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 22 @ 7:00 AM
YMCA Thanksgiving Camp - Coppell
Irving YMCA – It's time for you to register your kids for Holiday Camp! YMCA Holiday Camps are designed to give kids a place to learn on days when schools may be closed or have teacher in-service days. During the Thanksgiving break, there will be 3 locations for kids to learn, grow, and thrive: Lakeside Elementary School - Coppell T. Boone Pickens YMCA - Dallas Fisher Elementary School - Frisco Pre-registration and payment are required and you DO NOT have to be a current member or afterschool care participant. Visit for more information!
    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 24 @ 7:40 AM
Thanksgiving Break
Cottonwood Creek Elementary
    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 24 @ 8:00 AM
No School
Harmony School of Innovation-Euless
    Monday Nov 20 @ 11:00 AM
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    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 22 @ 1:00 PM
Little Learner's Preschool Camp
Central YMCA Family Center – "I may be small, but I am fierce!" Each day children will have activities centered around the following: 11/20/17 - Bravery 11/21/17 - Kindness 11/22/17 - Being Grateful Join us for preschool camp! Little Learners is a half-day camp open to ages 3-5 with a full family membership. Sessions are taught by instructors with experience in childcare. Sessions include arts and crafts, fun play and character development. Cost: $19 for all three days! Register at the Central YMCA Family Center
    Monday Nov 20 @ 1:40 PM
Giving Back with Brianna
The Heights on Pecan – Are you looking to serve your community and earn more community service hours? Come out to Mission Arlington with RA Brianna for 1 hour and make a difference this holiday season. You will be able to use this for clubs, organizations, and add to your resume. Meeting in the Clubhouse @ 1:40PM
    Monday Nov 20 @ 5:00 PM
Carol of Lights 2017
Grapevine Parks & Recreation – Join all the Who’s in Whoville as they help Grapevine launch their Whobilation at its NEW location at City Hall and sing in the holiday season in the Christmas Capital of Texas! Your favorite characters the Chilly Dawgs and Mrs. Claus will be joining in on this wonderful entertaining presentation of singing, dancing and lighting the entire town! Show up at 5pm to enjoy taking photos with reindeer, creating seasonal crafts and savoring tasty food vendors. Then at 7pm we’ll enjoy the spirit of Christmas as the Mayor “flips the switch” illuminating all historic downtown, all while hoping The Grinch doesn’t try to steal our spirit! Free to the community and no tickets necessary. All ages are welcome. Activities will begin at 5pm and the program will begin at 7pm. Date: November 20, 2017 Time: Family Friendly Activities 5 PM and the show will start at 7 PM NEW Location: City Hall 200 S. Main Street Grapevine, TX 76051 Cost: FREE Ages: All ages welcome
    Monday Nov 20 @ 5:30 PM
New Instructor Welcome!
Jazzercise Carrollton Fitness Center – Join 2 instructors returning to the stage! Kelly is teaching 5:30 pm and Marie is teaching 6:30 pm. All classes are free on this day! And we have a special offer for you!
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
Dream Court Dedication
Carrollton, Texas - Where Connections Happen – Nancy Lieberman Charities and Covenant Church are teaming with the Carrollton Texas Police Department to dedicate a Dream Court to foster the relationship between officers and the communities they serve. The new court, the 19th Dream Court in 2017, will open in Carrollton at Martha Pointer Park, 2100 Rockwood Dr., Carrollton, Texas 75007 Dream Courts™ multipurpose play spaces are built in underserved communities so children have a safe area to shoot hoops, socialize and learn about teamwork and good sportsmanship.
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
Guided ‘Goddess’ Meditation with BZenTV Host Brittany Madrid
Lorna Jane West Village – DETAILS: The session will begin at 6:15pm and will last until 6:45pm. Ticket includes vino for our Warrior/Goddess wine down following the meditation! (See Eventbrite for tickets) NOTE?? Please arrive at 6pm so we can start promptly at 6:15, without any interruptions once the session has started. Thank you! ____ The guided gratitude meditation series with BZenTV Host and wellness expert Brittany Madrid will get you out of your head and into your heart the entire month of November! Why save the attitude of gratitude for Thanksgiving Day when you can enjoy the benefits now!? Cultivating gratitude will help strengthen your relationships AND boost self-esteem! Two helpful tools in your toolbox when it's time to sit down with the whole family for thanksgiving! You'll have the skills to breathe deeply when your Dad wonders when you're going to get a 'real' job or when Aunt Irma wants to know for the millionth time why you aren't married yet... All joking aside, whether you need extra coping skills this month or not- we can all benefit from getting in touch with our inner peace and growing our Goddess circle of amazing people. Move Nourish & BELIEVE, always ?
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
Republican Club at Heritage Ranch
Collin County Republican Party – Republican Club at Heritage Ranch at Heritage Ranch Country Club, 465 Scenic Ranch Circle in Fairview, at 6:00 PM (Social), 6:30 PM (Program) Scheduled speakers are State Representative HD 66 Matt Shaheen, who will discuss the latest achievements of the State Legislature, and Collin County Republican Party Executive Director Neal J. Katz, who will discuss long-term voting trends in Collin County.
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:30 PM
Monthly Family Dinner and Business Meetings
Knights of Columbus Lumen Christi Council 13520 – Time again for our monthly family dinner and business meeting!! Make your dinner reservations now for our November Community meal... Email GK Mike Greene if you wish to reserve a meal or two!! Our menu includes: Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese • Oven-Baked Pork and Apples • Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes Be sure to make your reservations by Saturday, November 18th.
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:30 PM
Cardio Hip Hop
J.C. Fitness, LLC – Come party with us each and every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30pm. We laugh, we sweat, we burn fat, we have fun, and we pray. $10 for 1 class or $60 for the rest of 2017. If you get started on an Herbalife program with Me your classes and training are free. For more information call or text Jessie Mae @ 469-579-8323
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:30 PM
Thanksgiving at the Lutheran Student Center
Grace Lutheran Church Arlington, TX – You are invited . . . Come and celebrate Thanksgiving with our UTA students at the LSC! By partnering with Hope For The Nations Lutheran Church, we’ll be providing a memorable evening of dining, sharing thankfulness and celebrating fellowship! To give students the opportunity to enjoy the holiday with their friends on campus, LSC is serving the traditional feast before the Thanksgiving break - November 20th at 6:30pm. Don Alloy, our coordinator for this event, will have several suggestions on ways we can participate or partner. For additional information, please contact him via the GLC Office at 817-274-1626 #serve #volunteer #lsc #glcarltx #uta #thanksgiving
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Hawthorne Heights at The Door
Third String Productions – Hawthorne Heights at The Door
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Rittz: Last Call Tour * Sam Lachow * Eric Biddines * more!
Trees Dallas – GET TICKETS AT TREESDALLAS.COM. RITTZ Last Call Tour plus Sam Lachow, Eric Biddines, Rae Rock, GOAT - Grades Of Absolute Truth, J. Irja The Sexy Psycho RITTZ The Atlanta metropolitan area stretches on for at least 30 miles beyond the Georgia Dome and the World of Coke. Peachtree Street (conspicuously void of actual peach trees) stretches up through several counties, changing its name a number of times, confusing the tourists and the transplants. Furthest to the north of the metro area, sits Gwinnett County; sprawling and well-populated by a mix of out-of-towners hoping to indulge in a slice of that oft-mentioned American Pie: a house in a subdivision with a yard for the kids. After closer observation though, it’s apparent that the suburbs of Gwinnett are the digs to many who don’t fit the cookie cutter, Stepford lifestyle. The county, more frequently being referred to as the Northside, boasts both million dollar homes on golf courses as well as drug hubs in neighborhoods riddled with gang activity. The Northside, essentially, is in stark contradiction to itself. Rapper Rittz is the Northside. Raised in Gwinnett County, Rittz embodies the same level of irony and self-conflict as his hometown. Born into a musical family, he, his twin sister and their brother had always been exposed to the inner workings of music. The fact that their parents were heavily into rock and roll ensured that the kids were always around instruments or in studios. The family moved from small-town Pennsylvania (Waynesburg) to the Atlanta outskirts when he was eight years old, and once Rittz got to junior high, his musical tastes evolved. Atlanta’s booming bass and rap movement had traveled north on I-85 to get the entire metro area jumping. ”When I moved here, I was introduced to rap music. When I started rapping, I was listening to any early Rap-A-Lot records, like Willie D, Geto Boys… Kilo [Ali] was like the first. So when I started at 12 years old, my early raps, I tried to rap like them,” he explains, “But the early Outkast, and Goodie Mob was really the beginning of me wanting to rap and imitate them in finding my own style. Me and another guy were actually in a group called Ralo and Rittz [1995-2003], we were like the white Outkast, or we tried to be like that. I had a studio in my basement, and we put out a bunch of tapes in Gwinnett. I felt like we were one of the first, if not the first... There were only maybe one or two other people rapping in Gwinnett at the time, from ’95 to 2000.” During the earlier part of the millennium though, around 2003, Rittz had hit a wall. After eight years, he and Ralo had matured in different directions. His promising buzz had led to countless disappointments. “I won Battlegrounds on Hot 107.9, got retired and shit and felt like I was ‘bout to make it. But, so many industry up and downs, with managers, contracts…” He was dead broke, feeling dejected, and living with friends- ready to resign from the rap game before even taking his rightful place in it. It wasn’t until 2009 when he’d randomly received a call from another flamespitter who was repping an area as under-the-radar as Gwinnett was. “I had some money behind me.” Rittz says, “Everything was going good and then everything fell out, at the same time, I’m getting older, thinking it’s time to hang it up. This isn’t gonna happen and that’s when Yelawolf put me on ‘Box Chevy.’ [on Yelawolf’s Trunk Muzik].” Nowadays, the rap career of Gwinnett-raised Rittz is rapidly on the rise. From his affliation with one of the hottest new rappers coming out of the South to his first mixtape, Rittz White Jesus (hilariously inspired by a friend’s term of endearment), everything is coming together now, two years after he nearly lost everything. These days he’s booking late night studio sessions, and still clocking in to work early the next day. “I see both sides: the regular, working class type shit and then I’ve also seen a lot of the street shit that goes on here, some people that are blind to that here, may never have seen it.” Rittz says he’s “just a normal guy who raps”- a contradiction if there ever was one- but he makes you believe, with the humility of the everyman and the talent of a superstar.
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Cathedral of Hope – Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. You can read more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance below, and find out how you can participate. Additionally, during the week of November 14-20, individuals and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and address the issues these communities face.