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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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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. Haasya Kavi Sammelan, International Hindi Association

    April 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    The Dallas Chapter of the International Hindi Association (IHA) presents a Hindi Haasya Kavi Sammelan, a gathering of comedic poets. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit HindiKaviSammelan.com.

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  4. Selections for Spring, Momentum Dance Company

    April 20, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Dupree Theater

    Momentum Dance Company returns with its Gala Evening of Dance with all new works from seven choreographers, under the direction of Artistic Director Jacquelyn Ralls Forcher.

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  5. Saturday Farmers Market, Four Seasons Markets

    April 21, 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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  6. Mahler No. 1, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

    April 21, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Program features Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier Waltz Sequence No. 1 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major (“Titan”).

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  7. Esto Es Mexico, Sima Ballet Folklorico Mexicano

    April 22, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Sima Ballet Folklorico presents a spectacular show featuring Pindekuecha, a band renowned for its take on traditional Purepecha music. Full of culture, color and love, set to dance, this is Mexico!

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

    April 22, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200

    Teri Van Dorston 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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. KIB Staff Attends Earth Day event at Fair Park

    April 20, 2018, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Fair Park

    KIB staff will be helping city staff at their event table during the Earth Day celebrations.

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  2. 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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  3. 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 Events

  1. Educator Day at the 2018 North Texas Teen Book Festival

    April 20, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

    Area educators are invited to an afternoon of free accredited workshops, led by Sam Houston State University professors and ambassador authors from the North Texas Teen Book Festival, emphasizing how Young Adult and Middle Grade literature can dynamically alter the way teens and teachers connect in the classroom. Sponsored by the educational service centers of Region 10 and 11, Sam Houston State University and North Texas Teen Book Festival. Visit nttbf.org for details and registration links.

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  2. North Texas Teen Book Festival 2018

    April 21, 2018, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

    Readers of teen and tween literature, hold on to your bookmarks! Seventy-six of the nation's best and newest Young Adult and Middle Grade authors are coming to the North Texas Teen Book Festival, including Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants series), Angela Thomas (The Hate U Give), Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments series), Leigh Bardugo (Language of Thorns), Jenny Han (Always and Forever, Lara Jean), Gayle Forman (I Have Lost My Way), and Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Babymouse series). Participate in panel discussions, cutting-edge publisher events and book signings. Wristbands required for select signing lines and publisher events. Sponsored by the City of Irving and Friends of the Irving Public Library.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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Parks & Recreation

  1. Spring Neighborhood Garage Sale

    April 21, 2018, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Georgia Farrow Recreation Center

    Turn your trash into cash at this neighborhood garage sale. Cost $10 per booth to sell items; spaces are limited. Registration and payment is required by April 18.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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Special Events

  1. Irving Concert Series

    April 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Whistlestop Plaza

    Irving’s annual concert series showcases live music performances throughout the spring. The theme for April 2018 is "Vintage Vibes." Enjoy the sounds of classic songs from diverse genres, including rock 'n roll, big band and funk. Attendees spread lawn chairs and blankets in front of the stage and enjoy homemade picnics or food from the vendors on-site. Parking and admission are free to all shows. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be moved to an indoor location.

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Think Green... Be Green Events

  1. Earth Day Texas - Fair Park

    April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018 @ Fair Park

    Join Irving’s Be Green team at Earth Day Texas, an annual free three-day festival that seeks to elevate environmental awareness in North Texas. Through exhibits, entertainment and education for all ages, the community is inspired to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Concessions will include everything from organic and vegan food options to favorite festival treats. Attendees additionally are encouraged to take the train (TRE/DART) to Fair Park.

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  2. EVENT FULL: Night Hike on Campion Trail

    April 20, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Location to be provided upon registration.

    This event is full and registration is closed. Please consider joining the Sunrise Hike in September.
    Explore the nighttime world of animals of Campion Trail with native species experts and learn more about the sights, smells and sounds of nature at night. Night hikers are invited to challenge their skills in spotting signs of animal life and sharpening other senses. Learn more about the kinds of animals that call Irving home.

    Registration is required for all participants. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 18.

    * Restrictions: Due to the nature of the Night Hike, which explores animals in their habitat at night, the hikes are limited to children ages 5 years and older. Strollers and pets are not allowed. Other opportunities are being planned for children ages 5 years and younger.

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  3. 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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