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Animal Services

  1. Adopt-a-Dog Month: Big Dogs Big Deals Adoption Event

    October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016 @ Adoption Kennels

    In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog month, Irving Animal Services is offering all large dogs - 40 pounds and larger - for a discounted adoption fee of only $25. Normally, the adoption fees range from $70 to $100.

    Adopters must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid form of identification.

    Animals being adopted will be:
    • Up-to-date on vaccinations, including rabies if the animal is over four months of age.
    • Spayed or neutered or $50 voucher towards spay / neuter (depending on surgery availability).
    • Given a general dewormer and flea prevention .
    • Microchipped and registered with 24PetWatch.
    • Heartworm tested (dogs over six months of age).

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  2. Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets - Appointments Required

    October 28, 2016, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Spay/Neuter Clinic

    Schedule your appointment to have your pet spayed or neutered at an affordable cost. Services provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).

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  3. Affordable Vaccinations for Pets - No Appointment Needed

    October 28, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Vaccination Clinic

    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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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016 @ Irving Arts Center

    • IAAA Traveling Animal Art Exhibit | Front Foyer | Through Through Nov. 27
    • Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary | Carpenter Lobby | Through Jan. 29, 2017
    • Robert Batson: Weaving Paint (A Concept Revisited) | Focus Gallery | Through Nov. 20
    • The Fantastic World of Dan Yaccarino | Dupree Lobby | Through Jan. 8, 2017
    • Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art | Main Gallery | Through Nov. 13
    For more information, visit the Arts Center's Exhibitions page.

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  2. Saturday School Session One: Geometric Abstraction with the Masters

    October 29, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center > Art Lab

    Students ages 6-10 will dive into a variety of topics built around the theme, creating art and memories guided by professional teaching artists. Students will meet the masters of geometric abstraction throughout the ages and from different cultures. They will explore how artists used shapes, line and color in their art, then create artwork inspired by their techniques.

    Classes meet Saturdays in the Irving Arts Center’s Art Lab from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Keep Irving Beautiful

  1. KIB attends YMCA Fall Festival

    October 28, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Irving Family YMCA

    KIB staff and volunteers will have our environmental education table plus recycling stations.

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  2. KIB Volunteer Paint Project at Lively pointe

    October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Lively Park Pool

    KIB volunteers team up with Parks Aquatics staff for a paint project at Lively!

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Library Adult Classes

  1. Basic Microsoft Excel 2013

    October 25, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 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. American Sign Language Conversation Table

    October 26, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    All ages, abilities, and levels of experience are welcome to join us on Wednesday afternoons.

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  3. Conversaciones @ Your Library

    October 26, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Conversation tables are available for English language learners to practice conversational skills in a friendly and informal environment.

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  4. Conversaciones @ Your Library

    October 27, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Conversation tables are available for English language learners to practice conversational skills in a friendly and informal environment.

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  5. Career Help with Workforce Solutions

    October 31, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library Computer Lab

    Are you ready to set a new direction? Staff from Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas will help the unemployed and underemployed find a better job or a new career. Activities include career path recommendations based on a personality assessment, help setting up email accounts and weekly online job searches, and information about taking free online courses.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Meditation Workshop

    October 25, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and balance with guided meditation. DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation conducts free weekly sessions and workshops every Tuesday at West Irving Library from 7 to 8 p.m.

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  2. Unicorns in Space! Book Club discusses Dwarves vs. Giants vs. Elves

    October 25, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library

    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. Location is the meeting room.

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  3. Creating Sanity: Planner Meet-Up

    October 29, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    Leave the kids at home and bring your planner to add some fun and organization to your schedule with washi tape, stickers, and gel pens.

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  4. Adult Game Time

    October 31, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

    It's game time! Join us on Monday afternoons for table games, conversation and an opportunity to connect with others in the community. For 18 and above.

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Library Events

  1. Friday Night Library: Fall Carnival and BOOktacular Basement

    October 28, 2016, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ South Irving Library Lobby

    Celebrate the season with scary stories, games, candy and a haunted house at South Irving Library’s annual fall festival. From 7 to 8 p.m., little ones can enjoy a spooky storywalk and trunk-or-treat spectacular. Stroll the Monster Midway all night for face painting, chances to win candy and other cool surprises. Feeling brave? Get in line between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. for a delightfully frightful tour of the BOOktacular Basement where creepy characters and terrifying animatronics hide behind every corner. Costumes are encouraged. The BOOktacular Basement is limited to two visits, and is not recommended for babies or small children who scare easily.

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Library Kids

  1. Kid Vote: Babymouse Campaign Rally

    October 25, 2016, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Children get a lesson in civics during Kids Vote programs. Meet the candidate Babymouse, learn more about her campaign for President and enjoy games and refreshments.

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  2. Science in 30: Hoopsters and Rotocopters

    October 26, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Discover the principles of aerodynamics with this fun scientific experiment!

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  3. Parent-Child Book Club discusses A Tale Dark & Grimm

    October 26, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    This month we discuss A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz. Kids in grades 3-7 and parents read the same title and gather for light refreshments and a discussion of the book. Check out your copy at the Information Desk. Copies are limited. Library card required.

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  4. Stepping Stones to 5: Tribute to Contemporary Islamic Art

    October 29, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Join us for crafts and activities celebrating the Irving Arts Center's fifth annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art. This is a program in the Stepping Stones to 5 series which provides learning opportunities and school readiness activities for children 5 years old and younger.

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  5. Family Movie Matinee

    October 29, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    A fun way for the entire family to spend the afternoon. All movies are rated G or PG.

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  6. Halloween Craft

    October 29, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library Clinic Lobby

    Ms. Tracy from Lowe's leads us in making a Halloween craft.

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  7. Storytime: Brick or Treat

    October 31, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Join us for a special edition of Brick by Brick Storytime. Create pumpkins, bats, ghosts, witches and more with Legos. Wear your favorite costume and receive a treat.

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Library Teens

  1. Y'ALL

    October 26, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 11-18. Join us for feedback on teen events and a fun activity.

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  2. Teen Masquerade Ball

    October 29, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to a Masquerade Ball where you can make your own mask. We also encourage you to express your creativity by dressing up as your favorite fictional character. There will be music, refreshments and a prize for best costume!

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  3. Cinema 13: Edward Scissorhands

    October 29, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    The movie that launched a million goths, Johnny Depp stars as a misunderstood but lovable outcast lost in a world of conformity. Ages 13 to adult are invited to watch a popular movie each Saturday.

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  1. Transportation and Natural Resources Committee

    October 26, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  2. City Council Work Session

    October 26, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  3. Community Services and Public Safety Committee

    October 27, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Heritage Gift Shop Christmas Bazaar

    October 31, 2016, 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Holiday shoppers can find that perfect gift at this annual sale which offers unique and handmade items. The bazaar will be open all week during the following hours: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Open to the public.

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Think Green... Be Green Classes

  1. On the Wild Side: Gardening for Wildlife

    October 25, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Native and adaptive plants are not only beautiful, water-efficient additions to your landscape — they also are useful tools to attract beneficial wildlife. Learn ways to attract and provide an urban habitat for butterflies, song birds, hummingbirds, bees and other animals that bring your landscape to life. 

    If you enjoy keeping your landscape well-manicured, would like to take a more naturalistic approach, or have an interest in native perennials, wildflower gardens or rain gardens, come join the discussion.

    This class will be led by a member of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research/Extension.

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