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Animal Services

  1. Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets - Appointments Required

    April 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Spay/Neuter Clinic

    Schedule your appointment to have your pet spayed or neutered at an affordable cost. Pets are dropped off by 8 a.m. and picked up the same day around 4 p.m. Services provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).

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  2. Affordable Vaccinations for Pets - No Appointments Needed

    April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Irving Animal Care Campus

    Available services include vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm testing, heartworm prevention and flea/tick control. A full set of annual vaccinations for a cat or dog is just $25! Services provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).

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Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018 @ North Lake Natatorium

    Want to learn skills that will help you save lives? Become a certified lifeguard.

    Prerequisite: Minimum age 15. Successful skills test, which includes 300-yard continuous swim; a 10-pound brick retrieval from 7 to 10 feet depth of water followed by a 20-yard return carrying the brick; and treading water for two minutes without using hands. Test must be completed one week before class or must have instructor approval.

    Successful completion of the course will result in American Red Cross Life Guard/First Aid, CPR-Professional Rescuer, and AED certifications.

    Register in person at the North Lake Aquatic Center, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. For more information, call Aquatics Coordinator Daniel Farran at (469) 446-0201 or Chris Trevino at (469) 435-1626.
    * Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis.

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  2. City of Irving Summer Sharks Tryouts

    April 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ North Lake Natatorium

    Irving Sharks is a fun and challenging swim team program offered by the City of Irving Aquatics Division. Sharks swimmers have the opportunity to compete in Texas Amateur Athletic Federation League swim meets.

    Team members learn competitive swimming starts, turns and finishes. Skills and drills are part of each practice session, and swimmers work to refine the four racing strokes: freestyle, breast stroke, butterfly and backstroke.

    Swimmers 7 years and older are invited to join Irving Sharks. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards without stopping and be prepared to learn in a group coaching environment. Practices will be held June 4 to July 23 at North Lake Natatorium, Cimarron Aquatic Center and Lee Park pool.

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City of Irving Events

  1. Public Meeting: Naming of Remodeled Golf Course

    April 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Northwest Park Recreation Center

    The City of Irving is asking for public consideration of naming options for the former Twin Wells Golf Course. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. April 25 at Northwest Park Recreation Center, 800 Cheyenne St.

    During the meeting, attendees will discuss different naming options for the golf course. The golf course is currently under construction and is expected to open in December 2018.

    For more information, call (972) 721-2501.

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Irving Arts Center

  1. Annual Exhibition of Irving ISD Student Artwork

    April 1, 2018 - May 6, 2018 @ Main Gallery

    This annual exhibition showcases the work of students in the Irving Independent School District. Works by elementary, middle and high school students are displayed. Middle School Through April 4 | Exhibition High School General April 7-18 | Exhibition 7:30 p.m. | April 12 | Reception High School Senior Portfolio April 21-May 6 | Exhibition 7:30 p.m. | May 1 | Reception

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  2. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    April 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018 @ Irving Arts Center

    • Annual Exhibition of Irving ISD Student Artwork | Main and Focus Galleries | Through May 6
    • Artist of Hope: Steven Lavaggi | Carpenter Lobby | Through May 27
    • Grant Wood and the American Heartland: Prints and Works on Paper | Dupree Lobby Gallery | April 7-July 1
      • Exhibition Gallery Talk: Teri Van Dorston | Suite 200 | 2:30 p.m. April 22
      • Exhibition Gallery Talk: Lyle Novinski | Dupree Theater | 7:30 p.m. April 26
    Free guided gallery tours are now offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.

    Gallery Hours:

    • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday
    • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
    • 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday

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  3. Exhibition Gallery Talk: Grant Wood and the American Heartland

    April 26, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Dupree Theater

    Lyle Novinski leads an Exhibition Gallery Talk on Grant Wood's current exhibition at the Arts Center.

    Organized and presented by the Irving Arts Center in conjunction with Celebrating Irving 2018, this exhibition features prints and works on paper by American painter, Grant Wood and his fellow Regionalists, including Thomas Hart Benton, John Bloom and John Steuart Curry. The exhibition features the 19 lithographs Wood created during the Great Depression that were printed and distributed by Associated American Artists, as well as two scale drawings of soldiers portrayed in the 24’ x 20’ stained glass Memorial Window he designed for the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1928-29).

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  4. Hall of Fame Dance Challenge

    April 27, 2018, All Day @ Irving Arts Center

    Competitors compete across five age divisions and 18 performance categories. Visit HallofFameDance.com to learn more.

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  5. Saturday Farmers Market, Four Seasons Markets

    April 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Four Seasons Markets was established to develop and manage European style markets where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers in a colorful, exciting, family friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe. Shop the market every Saturday, then cool off while perusing the galleries. Farmers Market will take place at the Irving Arts Center south parking lot.

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Keep Irving Beautiful

  1. North Lake College Earth Day central campus

    April 24, 2018, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ North Lake College Central Campus

    KIB staff will have an educational booth

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  2. Geocaching Spring Trails park Cleanup

    April 29, 2018, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Spring Trail Park

    Geocaching volunteers join KIB and the city of Irving Parks department for a park cleanup at Spring Trails park. Contact KIB office for more information.

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Library Adult Classes

  1. Basic Microsoft Excel 2013

    April 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Computer Lab

    Adults learn to identify the parts of a spreadsheet and toolbar, enter and edit data, format cells and use basic formulas. Basic computer skills are required. Classes are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to class time. No registration is required. Classes are in the computer lab unless otherwise noted.

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  2. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Series: Making the Most of my Plate

    April 26, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    This free bilingual seven-part series presents nutrition classes and recipe demonstrations. The program will help you learn how to make healthy and safe food choices, cook for your family, get the most for your money, and stay physically active. The class meets on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Class will not be held on May 24. For more information, please call (214) 688-0903.

    The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas A&M System, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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  3. Conversaciones @ Your Library

    April 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    On Thursdays at South Irving Library, conversation tables are available for English language learners to practice conversational skills in a friendly and informal environment.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Color Me Calm and Scrapbook Paper Flowers Craft

    April 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Get creative as you make your own wall art from canvas, paint, and scrapbook paper. Space is limited and advance registration is required by signing up at the Valley Ranch Library Information Desk. Adults only.

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  2. Meditation Workshop

    April 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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  3. Unicorns in Space! Book Club discusses Fandom Reads

    April 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Share your favorite fandoms from TV, movies, games, books, graphic novels, the internet and more!

    If you enjoy science fiction or fantasy, from space opera to high fantasy, steampunk to just plain weird, then join us for book talk with Unicorns in Space.

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  4. Celebrating Irving: One-Day Irving Trivia

    April 28, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    At this annual event, cheer on the teams competing for the coveted Irving Trivia trophy. This year, all rounds are held on the same day, and the winning team will be announced. Refreshments.

    This program is part of the 11th Annual Celebrating Irving: The City and the Man series, held throughout the month of April. All events are free. For additional information, please visit www.irvingheritage.com or call (972) 252-3838.

    This series is funded in part by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Library Events

  1. One District One Book: The Mouse and the Motorcycle Read-In

    April 24, 2018, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ all Irving Public Library locations (check below for event time information).

    What happens when a mouse discovers a motorcycle just his size, and it's bright and shiny, red and fast? Find out by reading this year's One District, One Book selection, The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Newbery Award-winning author Beverly Cleary. Make mouse crafts and read all about Ralph and his escapades in specially-reserved areas of the libraries.

    From 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, April 24:
    East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Drive: Activities include watching a movie based on the book.
    South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.

    From 7-8 p.m., Valley Ranch Library at 401 Cimarron Trail will have a special session of Family Storytime, with parents welcome.

    That's not all! Later in the week, at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, West Irving Library presents an encore showing of the movie.

    One District One Book is a collaboration with the Irving Independent School District and Irving Public Library. For grades K-5.

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  2. One District One Book: The Mouse and the Motorcycle Movie Matinee

    April 27, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    What happens when a mouse discovers a motorcycle just his size, and it's bright and shiny, red and fast? Find out by reading this year's One District, One Book selection, The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Newbery Award-winning author Beverly Cleary. Today, we'll watch a movie based on the book.

    Also, check out these events earlier in the week:

    From 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, make mouse crafts and read all about Ralph and his escapades in specially-reserved areas of the libraries:
    East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Drive: Includes watching the movie adaptation.
    South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.
    From 7-8 p.m., Valley Ranch Library at 401 Cimarron Trail will have a special session of Family Storytime, with parents welcome.

    One District One Book is a collaboration with the Irving Independent School District and Irving Public Library. For grades K-5.

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  3. Poetry in the Park: A Celebration of National Poetry Month

    April 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Centennial Park

    Gather the entire family, pack a picnic, a blanket, and your favorite poems, and enjoy readings and performances by local poets.

    In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the South Irving Library Program Room at 601 Schulze Drive.

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Library Kids

  1. Family Storytime: Science in 30

    April 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time!

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  2. Science in 30: Compass Constructions

    April 25, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time! Children must be able to attend independently. Grades 1-5 only.

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  3. FIT (Families in Training) for Health Series: Social Support & Communication

    April 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    Families are invited to an 11-part series promoting health through physical activities, lifestyle coaching and nutrition. No registration is required. It's encouraged that families attend each weekly session through May 10, but walk-ins on other program dates are welcome. When arriving, please check at the library's front desk for the class location.

    The series continues in May. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (Dr. Heather Kitzman, Baylor Scott & White Health) in collaboration with the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. A free three-month YMCA membership will be given for attending. For more information about the program, including details about the free membership, please call (469) 515-5763.

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  4. LEGO My Library

    April 27, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Calling all LEGO fanatics between ages 5-12! We'll provide the materials, so stop by and show off your skills!

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  5. El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

    April 28, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Join us for stories from award-winning author and illustrator Joe Cepeda, followed by children's crafts and refreshments.

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  6. Family Storytime @ South

    April 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Join us for our family storytime! Please note that we won't meet next week on May 7, and will resume on May 14 at 6 p.m. Then, throughout the rest of the summer, family storytimes will continue to meet at 6 p.m., as a special seasonal start time.

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Library Teens

  1. Girls Who Code

    April 28, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to join up every other Saturday and learn how to code! We'll learn HTML, SQL, JavaScript and CSS for websites, animation and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-up for this class begins on April 23 at the Valley Ranch Library Information Desk. Participants must bring their own laptops.

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Meetings

  1. Firemen's Relief and Retirement Fund Board

    April 23, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  2. Library Board

    April 23, 2018, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

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  3. ICVB Board Executive Committee

    April 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  4. ICVB Board

    April 30, 2018, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Teen Job Fair

    April 27, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Calling all Teens: Need a Job? Young job-seekers can interview with local organizations for summer and long-term employment. Companies from all over the DFW Metroplex will be accepting applications, interviewing and hiring on the spot. The center also will host two free resume-building and interviewing workshops from 4:30 to 8 p.m. April 23 and 25 at Lively Pointe. Job Fair attendees are asked to bring plenty of resumes to the event, wear professional dress and bring a school ID to enter.

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  2. Family Field Day

    April 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Cimarron Park Recreation Center

    It’s time to put away the sibling rivalry and team up together with the family. Compete in a variety of classic events such as the sack race, and enjoy a picnic when the event is over. Cost: Free. This is a family event and open to all ages.

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Solid Waste Services

  1. Hunter Ferrell Landfill Opens at 9 a.m.

    April 25, 2018, All Day @ Hunter Ferrell Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

    The Hunter Ferrell Landfill Scalehouse and Administration Complex opens at 9 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month to accommodate staff training.

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Think Green... Be Green Events

  1. Bicycle Fest

    April 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ North Lake College

    Celebrate bicycling in Irving and Bike to Work Week by attending Irving’s Annual Bicycle Fest. Join in the activities with a group ride, participate in the Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo, visit with vendors that specialize in bicycling information and equipment, receive an “on-the-spot” bike check, see unique cycling groups, or just sit back and enjoy some great entertainment while grabbing some food from a food truck.

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