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June 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019 @ Irving Animal Care Campus
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month at the Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane. Adoption fees for cats 1 year and older are waived during June, and kittens are available for a $50 adoption fee. Vaccinations, spay/neuter, leukemia test and microchip included with all cat adoptions.
All adoptions must be processed 30 minutes before closing.
June 1, 2019 - June 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.
* The 34th Annual Texas and Neighbors Five State Competition | Main Gallery | Through June 15
* Prints by Calli Nissen | Main Gallery | Through July 7
* Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs | Dupree Lobby Gallery | Through July 7
* Deliverance: Rescued and Set Free | Carpenter Lobby | Through July 28
For more information, visit the Irving Arts Center's Exhibitions page.
June 1, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Dupree Theater
Irving Black Arts Council presents an open mic night… with a twist!
June 1, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ South Irving Library
Visit a nearby Irving Library location to kick-off your summer goals for reading and entertainment. During this come and go program, decorate a folder to store paper reading logs, enjoy balloon artists, receive hands-on help registering on READSquared and learn more about what the library offers for all!
June 1, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library
Visit a nearby Irving Library location to kick-off your summer goals for reading and entertainment! During this come and go program for the entire family, decorate a folder to store your reading logs and program information, enjoy balloon artists, sign-up on READsquared, attend a book talk on great summer reads for adults, and learn more about what your library offers for all.
June 1, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ East Branch Library
June 1, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library
June 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Mustang Park Recreation Center
This new camp is designed to introduce young athletes (ages 7-12) to a variety of different sports in one setting. Instructors combine three to five sports into one fun-filled day. Participants will learn the rules of each game through skill-based games and scrimmages, improve their knowledge of multiple sports, and take away vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. Spaces are limited! Register online at www.skyhawks.com
June 1, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Northwest Park Recreation Center
Bring the family to Northwest Park Pond for a family fishing event complete with a pond stocked with channel catfish and carnival-style fishing games. Participants should bring their own poles. Concessions will be available for sale.
June 2, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall
Forcher’s Dance Center holds its annual recital at Irving Arts Center.
June 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center
This multi-arts camp takes campers on a prehistoric journey encountering fossil molds and ancient cave paintings/petroglyphs found in the American Southwest. But wait, there is more! Get rocking and rolling with kinetic art, step to the beat with an Intro to Dance class and go out of this world with poured paint planets.
June 3, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Conference Room
June 3, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
June 4, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Suite 200
June 4, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Discover how to easily care for native plants while enjoying their year-round beauty.
By landscaping with native trees, shrubs and perennials a yard can be teeming with life while requiring less maintenance, water and fertilizer.
June 5, 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).
June 5, 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).
June 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM @ Traffic Operations Center
June 5, 2019, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
June 5, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
June 5, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
June 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Suite 200
Explore new stories and fun art projects on the first Thursday of each month. This month come gather around the “campfire” for art and tales of adventure, then browse the galleries as a family.
June 6, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Trinity View Park
volunteers will be helping to stop litter from reaching the Elm fork of the Trinity river and painting a park pavilion,.
June 6, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Friends of Irving Public Library Warehouse
Friends members can get a sneak peek at the thousands of gently used books, music, DVDs, magazines and audiobooks available at the biggest book sale of the year! Visit www.friendsofirvinglibrary.com to sign up for a membership online. The sale opens to the general public at the following dates and times: Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Irving Public Library system.
June 6, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
June 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Council Chambers
June 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 8, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Friends of Irving Public Library Warehouse
The biggest book sale of the year is here! Shop for gently used books, music, DVDs, magazines and audiobooks at the Friends of the Irving Public Library 2019 Summer Book Sale. The sale is open to the general public at the following dates and times: Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Irving Public Library system.
June 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Conference Room
June 7, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Cimarron Park Recreation Center
Youth and high school ages 13-17 are invited to come to the Cimarron Aquatics Center and enjoy the pool along with DJ, food, and other fun activities. Space will be limited so get there early.
June 8, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Multipurpose Room
Do you want to make a difference in animals' lives? Do you need a regular furry-friend fix? Become a volunteer at Irving Animal Services (IAS). Join us for Volunteer Orientation!
With a variety of volunteer positions available, there is sure to be something that suits your interests, talents and schedule.
June 8, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Running Bear Park
KIB and LDS volunteers team up for a park cleanup to help stop litter from reaching nearby waterways.
June 8, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1
This high-flying show is back by popular demand! Join us for a demonstration with Window to the Wild ambassadors - birds of prey from around the world - and their trainers. All ages.
June 8, 2019, 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Levy Event Plaza
Travel the world without leaving Irving at the sixth annual Canal Fest, which will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. June 8 in the Levy Event Plaza, 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Each year, Canal Fest celebrates world cultures through dance, music, art and food.
Those attending are encouraged to ride the DART Orange Line to the Las Colinas Urban Center Station. A free shuttle will provide transportation between the station and the event.
June 9, 2019, All Day @ Dupree Theater
Doktor Kaboom is an over-the-top German physicist with a passion for science that knows no bounds. Sporting chrome goggles, orange lab coat, motorcycle boots and wicked cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling adults and children alike with an explosively fun and educational act. Using the physics of space exploration, Doktor Kaboom demonstrates that science is not intimidating or hard ? it is for everyone!
June 9, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall
Students from the Centre for Dance perform during their showcase event.
June 9, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200
Every Second Sunday, guided craft projects, fun for the entire family, are offered. This month, design some seriously astounding structures and celebrate the birthday of the great American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. Guided tours of the exhibits are offered at 2:30 p.m.
June 9, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Friends of Irving Public Library Warehouse
June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center
This multi-arts camp really rocks! From Rock ‘n’ Roll explosion books to pet rocks: The Art of Animal Painting on Stones, is stone cold fun. Other topics include Pop Art-inspired painting, True Grit: Patterns in the Sand and of course, the obligatory guitar solo (Beginner to Intermediate Guitar).
June 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
June 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ former Central Library, Auditorium
June 12, 2019 - June 16, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center
Organized by Texas Nonprofit Theatres (TNT), the youth conference is a five-day event, celebrating young people’s involvement in the performing arts.
June 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center
Take time to celebrate Dad! There will be burgers on the grill, games, friendly competition and more fun honoring fathers, grandfathers, uncles, sons, grandsons, and fatherly figures! For members 50 and over, and their guests ages 18 and older. Cost is $4. Registration is required by 5 p.m. June 10.
June 13, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1
Terrariums are low-maintenance, space-saving gardens, and they are simply beautiful. They are especially great for people living in small spaces or for those who just love to garden.
In this class, attendees will learn about the different types of terrariums and how to create their own indoor gardens.
June 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ All Things Made New
member volunteers with be making no-sew blankets that will be donated to a local organization in need.
June 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
Light up the night with neon crafts, glow stick games, and black light fun. Be sure to wear your best and brightest!
June 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Lee Park Recreation Center
Children ages 5-11 are invited to kick off the summer and compete with friends in a variety of backyard games. Refreshments will be served. Registration deadline is June 5.
June 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Dog Park
Come to Irving's Irving Dog's Park for fun, food and music for the whole family - including your dog!
The park will be full of pet-friendly vendors, food trucks, pet games and more. Enjoy music and animal demonstrations. Don't miss it!
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June 15, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cimarron Park Recreation Center
Children can bring their fathers out to celebrate his special day at this fun bonding opportunity. Help your dad build and fly your kite. Registration is required. Cost is $5 per child.
June 15, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center
For more than 23 years, the city has hosted a Juneteenth event, commemorating the date that Texans first learned of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Join the City of Irving and the West Irving Improvement Association from 4 to 7 p.m. June 15 at 3925 Jackson St., for the 2019 celebration. Visitors can learn about Irving’s rich history in the museums at the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center. This year’s event will also feature free musical performances, local vendors, outdoor games and children’s activities. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
June 16 | Event Schedule
* 4 to 7 p.m. – Self-guided museum tours, vendor exhibits and outdoor activities available
* 4 to 5 p.m. – Main Stage Performance featuring Grove! HD Band
* 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Main Stage Performance featuring The Inspiration Band
For more information, call (972) 721-2519.
June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center
This multi-arts camp gets things rolling with spirograph, crystal and clay creations, before taking a dive into the literary arts with creative writing. Then “Rock Me Amadeus” with Intro to Violin. Encore! Encore!
Using creative dramatics, songs, games and teamwork, junior campers will bring to life short scenes inspired by the hit musical, “School of Rock.” The week concludes with a special presentation for families and friends.
June 17, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Fire Administration
June 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Innovation Center, meeting room
June 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Council Chambers
June 17, 2019 - June 20, 2019 @ Police and Fire Training Academy
Update: This class is now full.
Open to all females ages 12 to 19 years 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. Keep in mind this is a very physical class, and it can be strenuous.
The course is taught by Irving police and detention officers who are nationally certified RAD instructors. Class size is limited, and registration is required.
June 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
June 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center
June 18, 2019, All Day @ Dupree Theater
Le Theatre de Marionette presents “Happily Ever After.” It’s a Princess-Palooza in this fun and interactive show that features all the storybook princesses including Cinderella, Belle and the Beast, Jasmine and Aladdin, Tiana and the Frog, Ariel and her underwater friends, and more. This show is the perfect presentation for those who love the storybook songs and adventures.
The show is rated (G) - “great for all audience ages.” Admission is free, but tickets are still needed and will be made available one hour before show time. No advance tickets will be offered and they are on a first-come, first-served basis.
June 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
June 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
June 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Third Floor Irving University Training Room
June 20, 2019, 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.
June 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Aquatic Center
Irving residents of all ages are invited to join thousands from around the globe as West Irving Aquatic Center hosts the World’s Largest Swim Lesson (WLSL) from 1 to 3 p.m. June 20.
During the event, Irving aquatics professionals will educate participants on how to be safe in and around water, and present basic swimming skills in a fun, enjoyable atmosphere.
Register at the West Irving Aquatic Center beginning June 1. Spaces are limited.
June 20, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
June 20, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
June 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Council Chambers
June 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Conference Room
June 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cimarron Park Recreation Center
Come one, come all fashionistas. Join us for an evening fashion show featuring the latest trends in clothing and style for youth and teens. Free.
June 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lively Park Pool
Middle and high school students are invited to create fun memories with friends at Poolside Teen Jam events planned this summer. Hosted by Lively Pointe Youth Center, the Teen Jams combine music, food, friends and water into a party atmosphere.
Admission is free for students with a valid IPAR card or school ID. In case of inclement weather, the Splash Jam will be moved inside to the adjacent recreation center.
June 22, 2019, 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.
June 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM @ Lake Carolyn, Las Colinas Urban Center
Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the United States. Irving residents can enjoy an opportunity to celebrate Asian culture during the annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival at the Las Colinas Urban Center along the shores of Lake Carolyn from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 23.
Lake Carolyn’s surrounding skies will be filled with colorful kites, while exciting dragon boat races, cultural performances, a lantern festival, traditional Asian cuisine, arts and crafts and more will be made available for attendees to enjoy.
Dragon boat racing originated in China more than 2,000 years ago and is a growing sporting phenomenon across the United States. The annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival is hosted by the Marco Polo World Foundation. Admission is free. Visit DFWDragonBoatFestival.com for more information.
June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center
This multi-arts camp gets the rock star treatment with topics such as “Self Portraits as Rock Stars”; “Rocky Mountain High: Animals and Their Rocky Habitats”; and “Signs of the Times: Guitar Collages.” “Art with Vinyl Records” and “Intro to Improv” round out this star-studded bill.
The first of three Teen Scene camps includes rock painting, creative writing, architecture/design and fresco portrait painting. Half-day morning or afternoon options are available.
June 24, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
June 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Learn how to take advantage of Mother Nature to keep insects out of your garden.
Organic techniques, such as releasing beneficial insects that hunt down and devour pests, will be discussed. Participants will learn about "companion planting," the practice of pairing plants to repel or trap pests and attract beneficial insect types. Presenters also will discuss how to protect yourself from mosquitoes and other biting insects without DEET or other chemicals.
June 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Heritage Senior Center
Join us for an evening of Bingo like no other. What is the mystery? The fabulous prizes, donated by area businesses, will be kept secret until the game is over! For members age 50 and older and adult guests. Cost is $6 per person; dinner is included. Register by 5 p.m. Monday, June 17.
June 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Spay/Neuter Clinic
June 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Irving Animal Care Campus
June 28, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Trinity View Park
volunteers conduct a park cleanup to help stop litter from reaching the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.
June 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
Explore the future of space travel as Ken Ruffin, officer of the award-winning National Space Society of North Texas, visits South Irving Library. All ages.