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Animal Services

  1. Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets - Appointments Required

    May 3, 2017, 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 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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  2. Affordable Vaccinations for Pets - No Appointment Needed

    May 3, 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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  3. Affordable Spay/Neuter Transport from Irving Animal Care Campus

    May 17, 2017, 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM @ Irving Animal Care Campus

    Drop off at 7 a.m., and pick up same day. Contact Spay Neuter Network to schedule an appointment and get additional information.

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  4. Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets - Appointments Required

    May 26, 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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  5. Affordable Vaccinations for Pets - No Appointment Needed

    May 26, 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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City of Irving Events

  1. Ice Cream Social and Heritage House Tours

    May 7, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Heritage House

    The Irving Heritage Society will host an ice cream social Sunday, May 7, on the front lawn of the Heritage House, 303 S. O’Connor Road, immediately following its 2 p.m. general meeting, which will include the election and installation of officers. A croquet set will be available for a round or two for those wishing to play. Tours of the Heritage House and Mary’s Playhouse will be conducted from 3 to 5 p.m. Pieces of handwork by Thelma Coleman are expected to be available for purchase during the tours. The public is invited and admission is free.

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  2. District 4 Town Hall Meeting

    May 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Former Central Library Auditorium

    Join the City of Irving for a District 4 Town Hall Meeting to learn about ongoing and future city projects and initiatives.

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Holidays

  1. Memorial Day - No Trash Pickup/City Offices Closed

    May 29, 2017, All Day

    In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection May 29. In addition, the following facilities will be closed:

    • City Hall
    • Heritage and North Lake aquatic centers
    • Hunter Ferrell Landfill
    • Irving Arts Center
    • Libraries
    • Recreation centers

    All offices and services will resume normal business hours May 30.

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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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Keep Irving Beautiful

  1. KIB & Acosta Cares Park Beautification Project

    May 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Senter Park Recreation Center

    KIB and volunteers of Acosta Cares team up for a park beautification project. Volunteers will be adding a fresh coat of paint to pavilions, safety fencing and other items in the park.

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  2. Keep Irving Beautiful teams-up with Thomas Haley for school career day

    May 19, 2017, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Thomas Haley Elementary School

    KIB board and staff attend Thomas Haley Career Day.

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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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  2. Julie Murphy & Jeramey Kraatz Launch Party

    May 9, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ South Irving Library

    Join local YA authors Julie Murphy (Dumplin') and Jeramey Kraatz (The Cloak Society) for a joint book launch party to celebrate the release of their new books. Murphy's new novel Ramona Blue is a compelling exploration of identity and the after effects of Hurricane Katrina on a small Gulf Coastal town and its residents. Kraatz's new novel Space Runners: The Moon Platoon is an action packed intergalactic adventure that is perfect for fans of Star Wars and Eoin Colfer. Refreshments will be provided, and books will be available for purchase from Barnes & Noble. This event is open to all-ages.

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  3. Library Closed: Memorial Day

    May 29, 2017, All Day

    All Irving Libraries are closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Re-Dedication Ceremony of Founder's Plaza at Centennial Park

    May 3, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Centennial Park

    Parking available at the South Irving Library. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Irving South Library Meeting Room, 601 Schulze Drive.

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  2. 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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  3. Mother's Day Pampering

    May 11, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Georgia Farrow Recreation Center

    Mothers can enjoy a relaxing afternoon with mini spa treatments and refreshments. Free childcare will be provided if needed. Register by May 8.

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  4. Cookout and Campfire

    May 12, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Mustang Park Recreation Center

    Join us for an evening of wonderful family fun by grilling hamburgers, cheeseburgers and veggie burgers with chips and drinks. Then enjoy s'mores by the campfire while singing karaoke on the big screen.

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  5. Paint and Take Pottery

    May 13, 2017, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Lee Park Recreation Center

    Need a fun craft project for the kids? This project is easy to paint and participants will be able to take their pieces home the same day. No glazing or firing required. For ages 5 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline is May 11.

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  6. Wet 'N Wild Teen Jam

    May 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Youth and teens...dress down because summer is here and we'll be hosting a water balloon bash. Enjoy an evening of music, free food and fun!

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  7. Let's Live Healthy Expo

    May 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Participants will receive new ideas and information on health-related issues, exercise and living life to the fullest! More than 40 vendors will be on-site to provide information, screenings and answers to issues common among seniors. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event. Interested vendors may contact Maria Rojas at (972) 721-7318, or via email at: mrojas@cityofirving.org.

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Police Department

  1. CLASS FULL: Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems Class

    May 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - May 4, 2017, 9:30 PM @ Police and Fire Training Academy

    Open to all females ages 10 and older living, working or visiting the DFW area, the focus of the RAD class is realistic self-defense techniques. The course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and then progresses to the basics of hands-on self-defense training.

    RAD is designed to engage participants in a series of hands-on, realistic, self-defense tactics and reinforce the power of the voice.

    The course is taught by Irving police and detention officers who are nationally certified RAD instructors. RAD Instructor Krista King explains one main goal for the participants is learning to be vigilant.

    A parent/legal guardian must be present the first day of class to sign waivers for participants under 18 years old, unless prior arrangements are made. Participants should bring their own snacks and drinks during the class. Space is limited. Walk-ins are not accepted; all participants must preregister.

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Special Events

  1. Irving Concert Series

    May 12, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Whistlestop Plaza

    Irving’s annual concert series showcases live music performances throughout the spring and early summer. Each year the series brings a variety of bands united by a common theme. 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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  2. Taste of Irving

    May 20, 2017, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Cimarron Park Recreation Center

    The Taste of Irving is a free, outdoor festival featuring family-friendly activities and food from a variety of Irving restaurants. Attendees enjoy live music, a free fun zone, a large craft marketplace, and culinary demonstrations. The highlight of the event are the food samples; each restaurant sells items from their menu for $5 or less!

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  3. Irving Concert Series 4 Kids

    May 25, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Irving Soccer Complex

    Introducing a new music series designed specifically for our smallest residents, the Irving Concert Series 4 Kids brings live entertainment to the toddlers and preschoolers of Irving! These Thursday morning concerts feature fun performances by top children's music groups from across the country. Children ages 5 and under are invited to sing, dance and learn at these interactive shows. Limited covered seating is available, and attendees are encourage to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Restrooms are available on-site; smoking is prohibited. Parking and admission are free to all shows; all children must be supervised by an adult. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be moved to an indoor location. Check the website for additional details regarding this new music series.

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  4. Irving Concert Series

    May 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Whistlestop Plaza

    Irving’s annual concert series showcases live music performances throughout the spring and early summer. Each year the series brings a variety of bands united by a common theme. 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 Classes

  1. Backyard Composting (Short Class)

    May 9, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Max G. Greiner Environment Center

    Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week by learning how to compost using the hot and cold methods. Students also will discuss types of materials to use in building a compost pile as well as trouble shoot composting problems. Students also will learn about the benefits of compost and applications in gardening.

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Think Green... Be Green Events

  1. Household Document Shredding, Electronics Recycling

    May 5, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Briery Municipal Compound

    Hosted by Irving Solid Waste Services.

    Two-box limit for document shredding. This event is for Irving residents only, and proof of residency is required. Materials from businesses will not be accepted.

    Please note, the City of Irving no longer accepts CRT monitors or televisions.

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  2. Bicycle Fest

    May 6, 2017, 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.

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

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