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Animal Services

  1. Free Adoptions for Pets 1 Year and Older

    September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Adoption Kennels

    All adoptable animals 1 year and older at the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC) will have their adoption fee waived.

    Animals being adopted will be:

    • Up-to-date on vaccinations, including rabies if the animal is more than four months of age
    • 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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  2. Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets - Appointments Required

    September 27, 2019, 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. Services provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).

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  3. Affordable Vaccinations for Pets - No Appointments Needed

    September 27, 2019, 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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Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    September 26, 2019 - September 29, 2019 @ 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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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    September 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center

    Free guided gallery tours are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.
    * Horizons – Sparky Campanella | Carpenter Lobby Gallery | Sept. 14 – Nov. 10
    * Traditional and Contemporary Indian Art | Focus Gallery | Sept. 14 – Nov. 10
    * Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill Photographs by Jerry Dantzic | Main Gallery | Sept. 14 – Nov. 17
    * Some Illustrator: Pictures by Melissa Sweet | Dupree Lobby | Sept. 7 – Jan. 26

    For more information, visit the Irving Arts Center's Exhibitions page.

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  2. The Royal Dilemma, presented by MainStage

    September 13, 2019 - September 28, 2019 @ Dupree Theater

    Scripted in English and complete with music, dance and drama, “The Royal Dilemma” is produced by MainStage along with the ThinkIndia Foundation. The result of this collaboration is an enthralling musical where imagination takes flight. Travel to distant lands and bygone times on a detective mission rubbing shoulders with kings and princes. Delve into the minds of the colorful characters, from the pauper to the king, from the priest to the thief, and hear the melody of human nature echoing across their stories.

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  3. An Evening with Newt Gingrich, presented by American Private Radio and 660 The Answer

    September 18, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    American Private Radio and 660 The Answer host Newt Gingrich for a one night only engagement to talk about his new book, “Trump vs. China: America’s Greatest Challenge.” He also will discuss the events of the day, the upcoming 2020 elections and more.

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  4. A Path of Hope and Courage Art Expo

    September 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Suite 200

    This art expo benefits the Irving Family Advocacy Center, an organization that functions in collaboration with the City of Irving to provide free counseling services to victims of crime in Irving.

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  5. Home-School Happenings: Inspired Illustrations, The Art of Bookmaking

    September 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Suite 200

    Home-School Happenings is a quarterly educational program for area home-school families. Activities include a tour of current exhibitions, followed by in-depth art explorations of featured artworks. Families and children of all ages can enjoy the variety of art activities led by art instructors, in addition to docent-led tours. All supplies are provided, including educator resources for parents.

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  6. ArcAttack! Engineering

    September 27, 2019, All Day @ Carpenter Hall

    Part rock concert and part science experiment, the crew of ArcAttack use their high-tech wizardry to generate an electrifying performance featuring the original singing Tesla coils. In this engaging show, audience members will have the opportunity to help the ArcAttack band fix their broken instruments, getting them out on tour. The group and the audience will need to use the scientific method, apply critical thinking skills, and use the rules of engineering to fix the gear. The show must go on, but they need help to pull off such an epic rock show.

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  7. Double Trouble, presented by NGM Entertainment

    September 28, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    A Nigerian scammer promises Im Hussein and Abou Hussein $1.5 million, with strings attached. The two fall for the swindle and deplete their savings account to comply. Confusion reigns when a man arrives with a shocking claim. Then the authorities come to investigate. And yet another man shows up, adding to the carnival of chaos, laced generously with Im Hussein’s signature comedic input.

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  8. Meet Me on the Meadow, presented by Kathak Rhythms

    September 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    The Kathak-based musical portrays an epic love tale through music and dance. In the story, a gorgeous girl often losing herself in the thoughts of Vrindavan chances upon beautiful love on the meadow. Love blossoms, then she meets an uphill road of separation where mortal challenges of suspicion and fear dislocate her poise. Will she endure it? Will they rise in love? The show takes from the Radha-Krishna metaphor, leaving the audience with a liberating message in a sensory journey of music, poetry and dance.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Color Me Calm: Coloring for Adults

    September 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy adult coloring? If so, come chill with us. Enjoy soothing music while exploring the joy of coloring. All supplies provided. No children, please.

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  2. Live to Read Book Club discusses All You Can Ever Know (New Date & Time)

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Join us this month on our new schedule! This book club focuses on titles about wellness. This month, we'll discuss All You Can Ever Know by Nicola Chung, an award-winning memoir about the author's discoveries as she searches for her birth family. Walk-ins welcome.

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  3. Craft Like Crazy: Sticks and Stones

    September 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

    Time to get your paint brush moving. We'll have wooden paint sticks and river rocks ready for your creative touch. This come-and-go craft program is open to adults.

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  4. Meditation Workshop

    September 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and find balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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  5. Find Inner Peace: Meditation (English/Spanish)

    September 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Discover the inner self, understand your connection to the universe, and achieve your highest potential through the practice of meditation. Presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Meets each Wednesday. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome.

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  6. I "Heart" YA Book Club discusses The Hazel Wood

    September 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    Calling all teens and adults who love young adult literature! In September, we'll read and discuss the New York Times bestselling novel The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. This contemporary fantasy features a teenager who ventures into a world of dark fairy tales in search of her mother.

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  7. Heritage Senior Center Book Club discusses The Boys in the Boat

    September 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    We're an informal group of book lovers who read and discuss a wide variety of titles, from recent literary bestsellers to classic novels. The group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Heritage Senior Center. This month, we'll discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

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  8. Novel Fiction Book Club discusses News of the World

    September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Please join us for fun, friendship, and a lively discussion. This book group focuses on novels from a variety of fiction genres. Light refreshments. Reserve your copy of the current month's selection at the Valley Ranch Library information desk. Copies are limited.

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  9. Cinema 13*: Tolkien

    September 21, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    This biographical drama follows the early years of the world-famous author of the Middle-earth legendarium. Rated PG-13. Ages 13 and up.

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  10. Color Me Calm: Coloring for Adults

    September 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy adult coloring? If so, come chill with us. Enjoy soothing music while exploring the joy of coloring. All supplies provided. No children, please.

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  11. Meditation Workshop

    September 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and find balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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  12. Unicorns in Space! Book Club discusses Fantasy & Science Fiction: International Works

    September 24, 2019, 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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  13. Find Inner Peace: Meditation (English/Spanish)

    September 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Discover the inner self, understand your connection to the universe, and achieve your highest potential through the practice of meditation. Presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Meets each Wednesday. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome.

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  14. Plan On It: Monthly Planner Meetup

    September 28, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Need some dedicated time to get organized? Plan On It is a monthly meetup group where you can schedule out your month with others and share ideas and techniques. Basic supplies are provided or you can bring your own. Each member must have their own planner or bullet journal. The group meets on the last Saturday of the month and is open to adults and teens.

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  15. Cook the Book Club: The Whole Smiths Good Food

    September 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then hang onto your spatula! We select the cookbook, you choose and make a recipe, and we all partake. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Novices will have the chance to learn from more experienced cooks, and experienced cooks will have a chance to show off and share their amazing skills. No children, please.

    Our featured cookbook for the September meeting is The Whole Smiths: Good Food Cookbook by Michelle Smith. Stop by the Valley Ranch Library information desk to register for the book club and pick your recipe.

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  16. Book Lover's Happy Hour

    September 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    This informal book club will discuss contemporary updates of time-honored classics.

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  17. Color Me Calm: Coloring for Adults

    September 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you enjoy adult coloring? If so, come chill with us. Enjoy soothing music while exploring the joy of coloring. All supplies provided. No children, please.

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Library Events

  1. Yoga for Success

    September 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    In September, Isha Foundation instructors present this series featuring simple yoga for ages 7 through adult. The Isha Foundation recommends attending class on an empty stomach. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel.

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  2. Hispanic Heritage Celebration featuring Author Claudia Rueda

    September 21, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Join us for a celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, featuring a presentation from award-winning children’s author and illustrator Claudia Rueda, followed by face painting, a balloon artist, light refreshments and a children’s craft.

    Celebración del patrimonio hispano con la autora Claudia Rueda Únase a nosotros para una celebración del mes de la Herencia Hispana, con una presentación de la galardonada autora e ilustradora infantil Claudia Rueda, seguida de refrescos y una artesanía infantil.

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  3. Yoga for Success

    September 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    In September, Isha Foundation instructors present this series featuring simple yoga for ages 7 through adult. The Isha Foundation recommends attending class on an empty stomach. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel.

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  4. Fair Day @ West Irving Library

    September 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Get ready for an afternoon of games, prizes, food, train rides, a demonstration with miniature horses, and more! For all ages.

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  5. Dear Sweet Pea Launch Party

    September 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    Julie Murphy, author of Dumplin' and other bestselling young adult novels, is launching her first middle grade novel. Join us to celebrate the debut of her book Dear Sweet Pea!

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Library Kids

  1. Craftworks Junior: Sand Art

    September 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Feel the sand between your fingers while making fun summertime sand art crafts! For all ages.

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  2. Discover with Me Workshop: Morning

    September 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Parents, caregivers, and children ages 1 to 3 years old are invited to a stimulating educational series with unstructured play and an opportunity to talk with a children's specialist. Discover with Me workshops are on Thursdays, with two sessions: 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 4:30-5:45 p.m. In meeting rooms 1-3.

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  3. Discover with Me Workshop: Afternoon

    September 19, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Parents, caregivers, and children ages 1 to 3 years old are invited to a stimulating educational series with unstructured play and an opportunity to talk with a children's specialist. Discover with Me workshops are on Thursdays, with two sessions: 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 4:30-5:45 p.m. In meeting rooms 1-3.

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  4. (No meeting in September) Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks Book Club

    September 21, 2019, All Day @ South Irving Library Discovery Zone

    This book club will not meet in September, and will resume in October.

    The Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks group discusses a travel-themed title and participates in related activities, including a craft. Free chapter books are given out monthly, and are limited to the first ten children. Meets on the 2nd floor in study room C. Grades 1-3.

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  5. (No meeting in September) Kids Only Book Club

    September 21, 2019, All Day @ South Irving Library Board Room

    This book club will not meet in September, and will resume in October.

    The Kids Only Book Club discusses selected titles and participates in themed activities. Grades 4-6.

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  6. Family Movie Matinee: Pokemon Detective Pikachu

    September 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    In this action adventure, Pikachu teams up with the son of a missing police detective to solve the mystery. Rated PG.

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  7. Perot Museum Tech Truck

    September 25, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Discover aerodynamics and engineering by building a motorized remote-controlled hovercraft from recycled materials.

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  8. Discover with Me Workshop: Morning

    September 26, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Parents, caregivers, and children ages 1 to 3 years old are invited to a stimulating educational series with unstructured play and an opportunity to talk with a children's specialist. Discover with Me workshops are on Thursdays, with two sessions: 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 4:30-5:45 p.m. In meeting rooms 1-3.

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  9. Discover with Me Workshop: Afternoon

    September 26, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Parents, caregivers, and children ages 1 to 3 years old are invited to a stimulating educational series with unstructured play and an opportunity to talk with a children's specialist. Discover with Me workshops are on Thursdays, with two sessions: 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 4:30-5:45 p.m. In meeting rooms 1-3.

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  10. Art Attack

    September 27, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Kids in grades K-5 unleash their creativity as we explore different art techniques.

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  11. Play, Learn, and Grow: Build It

    September 28, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Build with Legos and other materials, and try out the Code-a-pillars and Bee-Bots.

    Los niños construirán con Legos y otros materiales, tambien podran usar los Code-a-pillars y los Bee-Bots.

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Library Teens

  1. Teen STEM Thursday

    September 19, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    On one Thursday per month, teens are invited to participate in a STEM project, with a different theme each month. Grades 6-12.

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  2. Teen Study Hall

    September 20, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    We’re opening the program room from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for a study hall for teens! Study separately or as a group and ask the teen librarian about the library’s online study resources. Grades 6-12.

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  3. Game On!

    September 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for an afternoon of gaming and snacks! We will have our Wii, Xbox and Nintendo Switch ready for you, along with board games.

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  4. Y'ALL: Young Adult Library Leaders

    September 26, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Join Young Adult Library Leaders and help the Valley Ranch Library plan and implement teen programs while earning volunteer hours. Applications are available at the information desk. Grades 8-12.

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  5. Girls Who Code

    September 28, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to learn coding and related topics. Registration is required. Participants must bring their own laptops. Please call (972) 721-4669 for more information.

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Meetings

  1. Firemens Relief and Retirement Fund

    September 16, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  2. Arts Board Finance Committee

    September 16, 2019, 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM @ Meeting Rooms

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  3. Arts Board

    September 16, 2019, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM @ Meeting Rooms

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  4. Census Complete Count Committee

    September 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Innovation Center Meeting Room

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  5. Planning and Zoning Commission

    September 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  6. Youth Council

    September 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

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  7. Transportation and Natural Resources Committee

    September 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  8. City Council Work Session

    September 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  9. Housing and Human Services Board

    September 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  10. Public Safety Committee

    September 19, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  11. Community Services Committee

    September 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  12. City Council Meeting

    September 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Council Chambers

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  13. ICVB Board Executive Committee

    September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

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  14. ICVB Board

    September 23, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM @ Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

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  15. Self-Insurance Claims Board

    September 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Fourth Floor Strategic Briefing Room

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  16. Library Board

    September 23, 2019, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

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  17. Animal Services Advisory Committee

    September 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Multipurpose Room

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Parks & Recreation

  1. After School Program - Registration Continues Until Spaces are Full

    August 6, 2019 - September 30, 2019

    Registration for the upcoming After School Program will continue at area recreation centers as space permits. Elementary school students will participate in a variety of activities including gym games, crafts and homework time in a safe and supervised environment. An afternoon snack is provided daily. The program is offered on school days between the hours of 3:15-6 p.m. at Cimarron, Georgia Farrow, Lee, Mustang, Northwest and Senter Park recreation centers. Space is limited for these programs. Please check with your neighborhood recreation center for a list of participating schools or to register in person. Online registration is available at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/irvingrec

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Police Department

  1. North Texas Giving Day

    September 9, 2019, 6:00 AM - September 19, 2019

    North Texas Giving Day is Sept. 19. Donate to 2,700+ nonprofits, including the Family Advocacy Center. Our impact is greater when we give together! Donate online starting Sept. 9 until midnight Sept. 19. Your gift matters! #NTxGivingDay

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  2. A Path of Hope and Courage Art Expo

    September 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Art Expo benefiting the Irving Family Advocacy Center

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Solid Waste Services

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

    September 25, 2019, 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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Special Events

  1. Irving Main Street Event

    September 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Heritage Park

    This annual street festival in the heart of the Irving Heritage District celebrates the hometown feel of Irving with attractions for all ages. Each year thousands of people attend this family affair, which offers live music, the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, free rides and activities for children, food and shopping. Admission and parking are free.

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Water Utilities Training

  1. Wastewater Collections

    September 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - September 20, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Valley View Municipal Complex

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