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Animal Services

  1. Big Dogs, Big Deals $20 Adoptions

    October 3, 2017 - October 31, 2017 @ Adoption Kennels

    It’s also the perfect time to open hearts and homes to a new member of the family. Stop by the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC), 4140 Valley View Lane, and take advantage of the Big Dogs, Big Deals event. All dogs 40 pounds and larger are available for an adoption fee of only $20. Talk with shelter staff to find the right dog that suits your family’s lifestyle, and remember that older dogs make excellent pets, too.

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  2. Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets - Appointments Required

    October 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM @ Spay/Neuter Clinic

    Schedule your appointment to have your pet spayed or neutered at an affordable cost.

    Pets are dropped off at 8 a.m. at the Irving Animal Care Campus and picked up same day around 4 p.m.

    Services provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).

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  3. Affordable Vaccinations for Pets - No Appointment Needed

    October 27, 2017, 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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  4. Not All Angels Have Wings Adoption Event

    October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Adoption Kennels

    Stop by the Irving Animal Care Campus to find your own angel. On Oct. 28, all dogs and cats are available for free adoption. Visit the shelter or view available animals online.

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

    Animals being adopted will be:
    • Up-to-date on vaccinations
    • Spayed or neutered
    • Given a general dewormer and treated for fleas and ticks
    • Microchipped and registered with 24PetWatch
    • Heartworm tested (dogs over 6 months of age)
    • FeLV / FIV tested (cats over 6 months of age)
    • Given 30 days of 24PetWatch pet insurance (with a valid email address)
    • Given a sample bag of Science Diet food

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City of Irving Events

  1. Irving Arts Center Farmers Market

    October 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Beginning Oct. 7, the Irving Arts Farmers Market will feature "The Community Garden." Irving residents are invited to sell their homegrown fruits and vegetables at the farmers market free of charge. Four Seasons Markets will supply a canopy and table space (2 feet by 6 feet) to the first three home gardeners to arrive; more gardeners can take advantage of the offer if space allows.

    The markets are designed to replicate the European-style markets, where individuals can meet local farmers, artisanal food producers and crafts people, and purchase products in a colorful, family-friendly venue. Local foods and music also are planned to provide attendees an opportunity to dine while enjoying the market.

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  2. Irving Arts Center Farmers Market

    October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Beginning Oct. 7, the Irving Arts Farmers Market will feature "The Community Garden." Irving residents are invited to sell their homegrown fruits and vegetables at the farmers market free of charge. Four Seasons Markets will supply a canopy and table space (2 feet by 6 feet) to the first three home gardeners to arrive; more gardeners can take advantage of the offer if space allows.

    The markets are designed to replicate the European-style markets, where individuals can meet local farmers, artisanal food producers and crafts people, and purchase products in a colorful, family-friendly venue. Local foods and music also are planned to provide attendees an opportunity to dine while enjoying the market.

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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017 @ Irving Arts Center

    • 6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art | Main Gallery | Oct. 7-Nov. 12
    • Shafaq Ahmad: Lifting of Veils to Lights of Mystery | Carpenter Lobby | Through Nov. 26
    • “Bam! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels” | Dupree Lobby | Through Jan. 28
    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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  2. Calligraphy with Arash Shirinbab

    October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017 @ Dupree Theater

    Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in conjunction with the 6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art, award-winning artist and Arabic-Persian calligrapher, Arash Shirinbab, will lead workshops and presentations for both youth and adults.

    Show Schedule:
    10 a.m. | Oct. 21 | Youth workshop for ages
    9 and older | $10
    4 p.m. | Oct. 21 | Talk and demonstration | Free  
    2 p.m. Oct. 22 | Adult workshop for ages 17 and older | $20

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  3. Oleg Larshin on Violin, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

    October 21, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will feature violinist Oleg Larshin, performing Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor.”

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  4. Time Travel with Music, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving (NPOI)

    October 22, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    NPOI opens its 30th season with a program that will whisk the audience around the world and back through time to Wagner’s ancient Rome, Borodin’s “Steppes of Central Asia” and old Russia via Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

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  5. Artists' Panel: Pakistani Artistic Tradition and Contemporary Expression

    October 28, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Suite 200

    Guest Speaker, Islam Aly, presents “Pages of My Journey with Book Arts,” at 3 p.m. followed by a reception. An artists’ panel concludes the event and features Anila Quayyum Agha, Ambreen Butt, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz and Murad Khan Mumtaz. In a conversation moderated by Dallas Contemporary’s Senior Curator Justine Ludwig, the panel will discuss the impact of Pakistani visual tradition on their artistic practice.

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  6. Fall Splendor, Irving Symphonic Band

    October 29, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Join the Irving Symphonic Band for a festive afternoon full of lush sounds that evoke the essence of autumn.

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Keep Irving Beautiful

  1. KIB Board and Volunteers attend YMCA Fall Festival

    October 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Irving Family YMCA

    KIB will be setting up a volunteer and environmental info table, along with our Prize wheel with books donated by the Friends of the Library.

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Library Adult Classes

  1. North Lake College's Go Center: All About College

    October 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Irving Library Lobby

    Curious about college? Meet a member of North Lake College's Go Center and get answers to your questions about financial aid, the acceptance process, class schedules and what it's like to attend college. Stop by South Irving Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 6 p.m.

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  2. Career Help with Workforce Solutions

    October 23, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library Lobby

    Are you ready to set a new direction? On Mondays at the South Irving Library, staff from Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas 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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  3. Basic Microsoft Excel 2013

    October 24, 2017, 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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  4. Tech Tutor - South Irving Library

    October 24, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Irving Library > First Floor Service Desk

    Get help with your technology tasks. One-on-one sessions are available to help you with computer and tablet basics, MS Office, Internet, email basics, social media, and computer learning resources. Learn how to use our library digital download services and language databases. Assistance provided by appointment or on a drop-in basis.

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  5. Tech Tutor - East Branch Library

    October 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ East Branch Library > Service Desk

    Get help with your technology tasks. One-on-one sessions are available to help you with computer and tablet basics, MS Office, Internet, email basics, social media, and computer learning resources. Learn how to use our library digital download services and language databases. Assistance provided by appointment or on a drop-in basis.

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  6. Basic Microsoft Word 2013

    October 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Computer Lab

    Adults learn to create, edit, format and save a basic document, and work with templates. 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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  7. Conversaciones @ Your Library

    October 26, 2017, 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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  8. North Lake College's Go Center: All About College

    October 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Lobby

    Curious about college? Meet a member of North Lake College's Go Center and get answers to your questions about financial aid, the acceptance process, class schedules and what it's like to attend college. Stop by South Irving Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 6 p.m.

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  9. North Lake College's Go Center: All About College

    October 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Irving Library Lobby

    Curious about college? Meet a member of North Lake College's Go Center and get answers to your questions about financial aid, the acceptance process, class schedules and what it's like to attend college. Stop by South Irving Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 6 p.m.

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  10. Career Help with Workforce Solutions

    October 30, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library Lobby

    Are you ready to set a new direction? On Mondays at the South Irving Library, staff from Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas 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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  11. Tech Tutor - South Irving Library

    October 31, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Irving Library > First Floor Service Desk

    Get help with your technology tasks. One-on-one sessions are available to help you with computer and tablet basics, MS Office, Internet, email basics, social media, and computer learning resources. Learn how to use our library digital download services and language databases. Assistance provided by appointment or on a drop-in basis.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Global Reads Book Club discusses True Grit

    October 21, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Activity Room

    This month we read and discuss True Grit by Charles Portis. Join fellow book lovers to explore different cultures through literature. Reading selections focus on titles set around the world. Light refreshments will be served.

    Irving Reads is a monthlong promotion of reading books as a community through conversation and cultural programs. This year’s activities are sponsored by the Friends of Irving Public Library, the Irving Independent School District, the Irving Arts Center and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation.

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  2. Irving Reads: The Duke, a Tribute to John Wayne

    October 21, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Living historian J.R. "Jack" Edmondson presents The Duke, a one-person theatrical biography of John Wayne. Edmondson has portrayed Wayne and Texas historical figures in performances at museums, documentaries and festivals throughout the Southwest.

    Irving Reads is a monthlong promotion of reading books as a community through conversation and cultural programs. This year’s activities are sponsored by the Friends of Irving Public Library, the Irving Independent School District, the Irving Arts Center and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation.

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  3. Color Me Calm & Craft

    October 23, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Join us for this special edition of Color Me Calm as we make a festive Halloween craft to get you in the holiday spirit. For adults only.

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  4. Meditation Workshop

    October 24, 2017, 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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  5. Unicorns in Space! Book Club discusses Horror

    October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    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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  6. Movie Marathon: True Grit (1969)

    October 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Join us for an afternoon of western movies as we watch the 1969 version of True Grit, starring John Wayne, Glenn Campbell and Kim Darby.

    Irving Reads is a monthlong promotion of reading books as a community through conversation and cultural programs. This year’s activities are sponsored by the Friends of Irving Public Library, the Irving Independent School District, the Irving Arts Center and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation.

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  7. Movie Marathon: True Grit (2010)

    October 28, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Join us for an afternoon of western movies as we watch the 2010 version of True Grit, directed by the Coen brothers, and starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld.

    Irving Reads is a monthlong promotion of reading books as a community through conversation and cultural programs. This year’s activities are sponsored by the Friends of Irving Public Library, the Irving Independent School District, the Irving Arts Center and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation.

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  8. Meditation Workshop

    October 31, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting 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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Library Events

  1. Ingenuity: Visit with Author Susan Stevens Crummel

    October 21, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Meet award-winning author Susan Stevens Crummel as she discusses her books, the western theme and the writing process. Limited number of "Tumbleweed Stew / Sopa de Matojos" will be given out at the event. Select books by Crummel will be available for sale and signing.

    Irving Reads is a monthlong promotion of reading books as a community through conversation and cultural programs. This year’s activities are sponsored by the Friends of Irving Public Library, the Irving Independent School District, the Irving Arts Center and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation.

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  2. Friday Night Library: Trunk or Treat and Haunted Ghost Town

    October 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ South Irving Library

    Celebrate the season with Halloween fun! From 7 to 8 p.m. little ones will enjoy a spooky trunk-or-treat spectacular in the library's parking lot. Feeling brave? Get in line starting at 7:30 p.m. for a delightfully frightful tour of the Haunted Ghost Town. Costumes are encouraged.

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Library Kids

  1. Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks Book Club discusses Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

    October 21, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library

    To celebrate Irving Reads, this month's selection is Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman and Betsy Lewin. We'll discuss the book and participate in themed activities, including a craft. Free chapter books are given out monthly. Limited to the first 10 children. Grades 1-3. Today's meeting will be on the second floor.

    Irving Reads is a monthlong promotion of reading books as a community through conversation and cultural programs. This year’s activities are sponsored by the Friends of Irving Public Library, the Irving Independent School District, the Irving Arts Center and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation.

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  2. Kids Only Book Club discusses Our Only May Amelia

    October 21, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    In celebration of this year's Irving Reads, we'll discuss the book Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm. Kids Only Book Club is for grades 3-6.

    Irving Reads is a monthlong promotion of reading books as a community through conversation and cultural programs. This year’s activities are sponsored by the Friends of Irving Public Library, the Irving Independent School District, the Irving Arts Center and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation.

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  3. Science in 30: Origami Geometry

    October 23, 2017, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Discovery Zone

    Explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time! For students ages 4 to 12 years.

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  4. Science in 30: Origami Geometry

    October 25, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Discover how science and math merge with art as we explore origami. For ages 4-12.

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  5. Ready, Set, Build!

    October 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    A fun come-and-go building event for families. Duplo blocks provided for kids four years and under.

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  6. Art Attack

    October 26, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Kids, unleash your inner artist! Every Thursday in October, explore different art styles and artists in this creative program series. Kindergarten through grade 5.

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  7. Art in 30: Western Watercolors

    October 28, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    We read Cowbow Charlie: The Story of Charles M. Russell and then children create their own western sunset silhouette paintings. All materials provided.

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Library Teens

  1. High Voltage Book Club discusses Walk on Earth a Stranger

    October 21, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Teen Zone

    Students in grades 9-12 who are interested in the best of new Young Adult novels are invited. This month we read and discuss Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. Be sure to meet Rae Carson at the South Irving Library at 7 p.m. on October 10 as part of the month-long Irving Reads series of events.

    Irving Reads is a monthlong promotion of reading books as a community through conversation and cultural programs. This year’s activities are sponsored by the Friends of Irving Public Library, the Irving Independent School District, the Irving Arts Center and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation.

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  2. Teen Western Showdown

    October 21, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Have fun like back in the (18)90's with sack races, horse shoe throwing, tin can challenge, cactus toss and pie eating contest. For teens in grades 6-12.

    Irving Reads is a monthlong promotion of reading books as a community through conversation and cultural programs. This year’s activities are sponsored by the Friends of Irving Public Library, the Irving Independent School District, the Irving Arts Center and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation.

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  3. Middle School Build

    October 25, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Want to boost your programming skills? Build, code, and play with LEGO BOOST! Follow the blueprints to design a LEGO robot and learn the basics of coding to bring it to life. Open to grades 6-8.

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Meetings

  1. Library Board

    October 23, 2017, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

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  2. Audit and Finance Committee

    October 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  3. City Council Work Session

    October 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  4. Community Services Committee

    October 26, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  5. Public Safety Committee

    October 26, 2017, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

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  6. City Council Meeting

    October 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Council Chambers

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Poochfest

    October 28, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Come join in a day designed for the entire family, including four-legged members.

    Trash and Treasure Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Mini Pet Parade, Pet Vendors, Pet Contests, Music and Food Trucks: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP): 10 a.m. to noon.

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  2. Halloween Zombie Jam

    October 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Join us for an evening of ghostly fun. Challenge your friends in our laser tag arena, create your own tasty treats, and enjoy music and more! Complimentary food and soda will be served. For students in grades 6-12. Free admission. Please bring valid IPAR card or school ID.

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  3. Halloween Party

    October 31, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Eat, drink and be scary! Join us for a morning of Halloween fun! There will be music, a costume contest, food, fun! Raffle Prizes will be awarded, too, don’t miss it! Cost is $4. Registration deadline is Monday Oct. 30.

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Police Department

  1. National Take Back Initiative

    October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Irving residents have the opportunity to drop off controlled pharmaceutical substances for proper disposal as part of the National Take Back initiative. There is no cost to participate.

    10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 28:

    • Irving Police Department , 305 N. O'Connor Road
    • Irving Police North Station, 5992 Riverside Drive

    The program is a partnership between the Irving Police Department, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other participating law enforcement agencies. Improper disposal of these medications can lead to unintentional use by infants, children and pets.

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Solid Waste Services

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

    October 25, 2017, 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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  2. Home Chemical Collection, Electronics Recycling

    October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Briery Municipal Compound

    Residents who have unused household chemicals can participate in a special collection event for these materials. Residents must request a voucher to participate in the event by contacting Solid Waste Services at (972) 721-2232.

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