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Irving Arts Center

  1. “Quanah,” Lyric Stage

    April 28, 2017 - May 7, 2017, All Day @ Carpenter Hall

    Lyric Stage presents the world premiere of this historic Texas tale told through the words and music of Grammy Award winner Larry Gatlin. “Quanah” is the musical journey of the Comanche chief Quanah Parker and his mother Cynthia Ann Parker, who was kidnapped as a girl and raised by the Comanches as one of their own.

    Show Schedule:

    • 7:30 p.m. | April 28-29 and May 4-6 
    • 2:30 p.m. | April 30 and May 7

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  2. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017, All Day @ Irving Arts Center

    • Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker: “A Woman OF Two Worlds” and “A Man IN Two Worlds” | Carpenter Lobby | Through May 21
    • Tony Veronese: MFA Thesis Exhibition (University of Dallas) | Focus Gallery | Through May 21
    • Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape | Dupree Lobby | Through July 9
    • 32nd Annual Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition | Main Gallery | Through June 3
    • Duoc Le: MFA Thesis Exhibition (University of North Texas) | Focus Gallery | May 27-June 18
    Free guided gallery tours are now offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.

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  3. Sick and Tired of Being Sanctified, Irving Black Arts Council

    May 6, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Presented by the Irving Black Arts Council. Written by Dedra “Dii Dii” Mosley. Directed by Ty Foard and Nicole Carouthers.

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Library Adult Classes

  1. Citizenship Classes Registration

    May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Prepare for your naturalization exam by taking this series of classes. To register, please bring your legal resident card, and a debit card, check or money order for $30.00 to purchase the book. Classes will be held on Saturdays, May 6 through July 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Library Events

  1. Free Comic Book Day 2017

    May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    It's the first Saturday in May, and your yearly chance for a free special-edition comic book! The selections are chosen from this year's official FCBD titles. FCBD launched in 2002, and since then, millions of comic books have been given away around the world. All ages.

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Library Kids

  1. Family Movie Matinee: The Wild Life

    May 6, 2017, 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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  2. Screen-Free Week: Zumba for the Entire Family

    May 6, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Get fit as a family with fun Zumba dance moves, led by Evelyn from D-Fit House. Screen-Free Week from May 1-7 is a challenge by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. Participants are asked to spend less time with digital screens and more time offline with family and friends.

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Library Teens

  1. Crayon Art

    May 6, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    As part of Screen-Free Week, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to create a masterpiece by melting crayons on canvas! The only thing you need to bring is your creativity!

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  2. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sixth

    May 6, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Join us and awaken the Force as we celebrate Star Wars Day! We'll create Force-inspired crafts including lightsabers and origami as we watch a screening of Star Wars: Rogue One. After the movie, stay for door prize drawings!

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  3. Cinema 13: Rogue One - A Star Wars Story

    May 6, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Ages 13 to adult are invited to watch a popular movie each Saturday.

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  1. Arts Board Grant Advisory Panel

    May 6, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Mother's Day Pottery Painting

    May 6, 2017, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Northwest Park Recreation Center

    Make Mom (or a special person that is like a mom) a one of a kind gift. Great ideas for handprint gifts, too. Seating is limited. Register by May 4.

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Parks and Rec - Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    May 4, 2017 - May 7, 2017, All Day @ Heritage Aquatic Center

    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 a 7- to 10-foot 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 Heritage Aquatic Center, 200 S. Jefferson St., Irving, TX. Contact Aquatic Coordinator Daniel Farran at (469) 446-0201 or Chris Trevino at (469) 435-1626 for more information.

    * Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis.

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Think Green... Be Green Events

  1. CANCELLED: Bicycle Fest

    May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ North Lake College

    May 4, 2017 Update: Due to the recent tragic event at North Lake College, Bicycle Fest has been cancelled. A future event date will be determined.

    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.

    For more information, be sure to visit our special Bicycle Fest 2017 page at

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