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Welcome to Galveston Island Guide’s Day to Day calendar of fun & cool events and things to do!

 

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Nov
10
Sun
Hand Lettering Workshop at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm

November 10th (2-4pm): Hand Lettering Workshop – With plenty of time to send your holiday greeting cards, Bekah Guedry of My Creative Buzz will lead this one-day workshop in hand-lettering so you can use a stylistic brush calligraphy font with confidence. Work from live demos, worksheets with sample letters and words, and try a variety of brush pens, felt-tip markers, and papers. Once you get comfortable, you’ll have time to make a holiday-themed quote on cardstock, which you can decorate, copy, and/or cut to shape to place on gift tags, greeting cards, dinner party place cards, treat bag decorations, or anything else you dream up! All materials and supplies are provided during the workshop. Feel free to bring a beverage and some of your own items to write on if you already have them. This is suggested for adults and kids ages 10 and up.  Class cost is $15.

The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Nov
16
Sat
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – Nov 30 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Nov
17
Sun
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – Dec 1 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Nov
18
Mon
Gingerbread Polar Express Makes Stop at The Tremont House @ The Tremont House
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

In honor of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the hotel is creating a special “Polar Express” themed gingerbread house. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby of the hotel. This display makes a perfect pre- or post-train ride stop for families.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2370808969639100/?event_time_id=2370808976305766

Discount Days at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Every Monday (10am-10pm): Military Monday – Active Military members can visit Moody Gardens with half-off of the Value Pass every Monday. Tickets are just $30 (regular price $69.95).

Senior Tuesdays (10am-10pm): Senior Tuesday – Seniors 65 years old and above get half off a Value Pass to experience all of the great attractions like the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid.

Every Wednesday (10am-10pm): Mommy (or Daddy) Wednesday at Moody Gardens – Come and enjoy #MommyWednesday, where Moms or Dads can bring their toddlers 4-5 years old and enjoy all the exhibits for half-off per person. Explore the depth of the Aquarium Pyramid, see if you can find both sloths in the Rainforest Pyramid, and enjoy a 3D and 4D movie.

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com.

Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining and hotel packages than you can imagine.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

There will also be ice skating, an arctic slide, photos with Santa, train rides and more.

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has SUPER Value Days for Bigger Discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more information, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Iceland daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas day Iceland will open at 12 noon.

There is a live IceLand webcam set up at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/ so that you can  see Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life.

ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – Dec 2 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Nov
19
Tue
Gingerbread Polar Express Makes Stop at The Tremont House @ The Tremont House
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

In honor of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the hotel is creating a special “Polar Express” themed gingerbread house. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby of the hotel. This display makes a perfect pre- or post-train ride stop for families.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2370808969639100/?event_time_id=2370808976305766

Discount Days at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Every Monday (10am-10pm): Military Monday – Active Military members can visit Moody Gardens with half-off of the Value Pass every Monday. Tickets are just $30 (regular price $69.95).

Senior Tuesdays (10am-10pm): Senior Tuesday – Seniors 65 years old and above get half off a Value Pass to experience all of the great attractions like the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid.

Every Wednesday (10am-10pm): Mommy (or Daddy) Wednesday at Moody Gardens – Come and enjoy #MommyWednesday, where Moms or Dads can bring their toddlers 4-5 years old and enjoy all the exhibits for half-off per person. Explore the depth of the Aquarium Pyramid, see if you can find both sloths in the Rainforest Pyramid, and enjoy a 3D and 4D movie.

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com.

Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining and hotel packages than you can imagine.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

There will also be ice skating, an arctic slide, photos with Santa, train rides and more.

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has SUPER Value Days for Bigger Discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more information, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Iceland daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas day Iceland will open at 12 noon.

There is a live IceLand webcam set up at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/ so that you can  see Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life.

ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – Dec 3 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. Rosales explores issues of class, race, gender, and immigration to expose social inequalities experienced by immigrants coming from Latin America to the United States. Rosales appropriates ornamental aspects of folk art and geometric abstraction, infiltrated with elements that evoke adversity faced by these individuals looking for a better life, only to find themselves facing similar conditions of social and economic exclusion. His paintings include rich colors and patterns that juxtapose the harshness of the wilderness of the tropics with domestic imagery. His works mix conflict with playfulness as a means to exaggerate reality with irony. The exhibition will be on view through January 5th, 2020.

Learn to Cook with WIC @ Bryan Museum
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

August 20th, September 17th (12 noon): Learn to Cook with WIC – This free cooking class is led by Chef Mary Bass. Students can eat a fresh meal for lunch, gain cooking knowledge, and create a recipe based on average monthly WIC benefits. RSVP to (409)938-7221. You can receive $30 of FREE fruits, vegetables, and plants from local farmers at the weekly markets. Vouchers are good until Halloween and can only be distributed one per year. You must bring your WIC “Shopping List” (the paper printout you get at the clinic) in order to receive the vouchers.

Learn to Cook with WIC and GOFM @ Bryan Museum
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

July 16th, August 20th (12 noon): Learn to Cook with WIC – This free cooking class is led by Chef Mary Bass. Students can eat a fresh meal for lunch, gain cooking knowledge, and create a recipe based on average monthly WIC benefits. RSVP to (409)938-7221. You can receive $30 of FREE fruits, vegetables, and plants from local farmers at the weekly markets. Vouchers are good until Halloween and can only be distributed one per year. You must bring your WIC “Shopping List” (the paper printout you get at the clinic) in order to receive the vouchers.

Art Club for Kids at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At GAC, Art Club lets creative kids in grades 3-8 (or about ages 9-14) build their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more.  Instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the K-8 curriculum, introducing novel techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration from the contemporary art world, including GAC’s rotating exhibitions. 

The Fall Semester cost is $180 or $150 for members which include 15-week course. The Spring Semester cost is $240 or $200 for GAC members for the 2-week course. Individual classes are available for $20 each – start at any time.

Every Tuesday (4:15-5:45pm): Art Club for Kids  is with Jessica Ninci. Every Wednesday (2:30-4pm): Art Club for Homeschooled Kids is with Amber Kaiser.

Super Smash Brothers Tournament at Symposium Brewpub @ Symposium Brewpub
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Tuesday (7pm): Super Smash Brothers Tournament – Come out to Symposium Brewpub, located at 310 19th St., Galveston, for a fun and super cool tournament, geared to all ages! Come get your smash on!  Craft beer and video games heaven! Plus the winner will receive two free beers and runner up will receive one free beer. They also have a permanent additional gaming station with 50+ games across SNES, Playstation 1, Atari 2600, and Playstation 3. It is free to play.

Nov
20
Wed
Gingerbread Polar Express Makes Stop at The Tremont House @ The Tremont House
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

In honor of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at the Galveston Railroad Museum, the hotel is creating a special “Polar Express” themed gingerbread house. You’ll have to see it to believe it. The gingerbread house is on public display in the lobby of the hotel. This display makes a perfect pre- or post-train ride stop for families.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2370808969639100/?event_time_id=2370808976305766

Discount Days at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Every Monday (10am-10pm): Military Monday – Active Military members can visit Moody Gardens with half-off of the Value Pass every Monday. Tickets are just $30 (regular price $69.95).

Senior Tuesdays (10am-10pm): Senior Tuesday – Seniors 65 years old and above get half off a Value Pass to experience all of the great attractions like the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid.

Every Wednesday (10am-10pm): Mommy (or Daddy) Wednesday at Moody Gardens – Come and enjoy #MommyWednesday, where Moms or Dads can bring their toddlers 4-5 years old and enjoy all the exhibits for half-off per person. Explore the depth of the Aquarium Pyramid, see if you can find both sloths in the Rainforest Pyramid, and enjoy a 3D and 4D movie.

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com.

Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining and hotel packages than you can imagine.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

There will also be ice skating, an arctic slide, photos with Santa, train rides and more.

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has SUPER Value Days for Bigger Discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more information, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Iceland daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas day Iceland will open at 12 noon.

There is a live IceLand webcam set up at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/ so that you can  see Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life.

ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – Dec 4 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

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