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January 1, 2019, All Day @ Various city facilities
There will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection Jan. 1. In addition the following facilities will be closed:
January 1, 2019 - January 31, 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.
* Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century | Dupree Lobby | Through Jan. 27
* North Lake College Advanced Photography Students | Focus Gallery | Jan. 12-Feb. 24
* Out of the Wild: Robert Glen Bronzes | Courtyard Gallery | Jan. 12- Feb. 24
* Nancy Macko: Fragile Bee | Carpenter Lobby | Jan. 12-April 28
For more information, visit the Irving Arts Center's Exhibitions page.
January 1, 2019, All Day @ East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road.
South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.
All Irving Public Library locations will be closed Jan. 1. Libraries will resume operating hours on Jan. 2.
January 2, 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).
January 2, 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).
January 2, 2019, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area
Join us for the movie Christopher Robin (rated PG), a visit from Winnie the Pooh, and Pooh-themed crafts.
January 2, 2019, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Recreation Centers
City recreation centers will offer two sessions of winter break camp for children in grades K-5. A variety of activities will be offered including arts and crafts, gym games and field trips. Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch each day. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Camp hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Register in person at your neighborhood recreation center or online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/irvingrec.
Please call your local recreation center for more details. Sessions and pricing varies.
Session Dates and Pricing:
Session II: Dec. 31, Jan. 2-4. Price: $80.
January 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Suite 200
Explore new stories and fun art projects on the first Thursday of each month during this creative story time that combines art and children’s literature. January will celebrate author A.A. Milne’s birthday with stories about the beloved bear from the “Hundred Acre Wood.” Afterwards, browse the galleries as part of this morning activity.
January 3, 2019, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Recreation Centers
January 4, 2019, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Recreation Centers
January 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Vaccination Clinic
Irving Animal Services is hosting a free rabies vaccination and microchipping event for residents with dogs and/or cats from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane. Proof of residency required. Services are provided by the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).
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January 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Adoption Kennels
On Jan. 5 adoption fees waived for all dogs 40 pounds and larger at Irving Animal Care Campus.
Animals being adopted will be:
January 5, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Northwest Park Recreation Center
Enjoy a day of relaxation while painting your own piece of pottery to take home. Prices vary by piece and can be purchased the day of event. For ages 5 and older. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
January 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Fire Administration
January 7, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
January 8, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
January 8, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Multipurpose Room
January 8, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center
January 8, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Heritage Senior Center
Irving seniors are invited to get “All Shook Up” at this rockin’ party celebrating the birthday of Elvis Presley. Enjoy a live performance by an Elvis impersonator, music, cake and lots of fun. Registration deadline is Jan. 4. Cost: $5 for Heritage members; $8 for non-members.
January 9, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ First Floor Conference Room
January 10, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fourth Floor Strategic Briefing Room
January 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1
North American birds are on the move this time of year, and they are dropping by Irving backyards. Join Ron Mills of Wild Birds Unlimited for tips and tricks to identifying wintering birds and how to help them on their journey.
January 11, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall
Celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday as Entertainment Series of Irving welcomes back Kraig Parker’s award-winning tribute to Elvis. Kraig Parker has performed his world-class show for nearly 20 years across America and Europe, delighting crowds at casinos, performance halls and cruise ships. With a powerful voice, electric moves and tasteful charisma, Parker delivers just as Elvis did.
January 11, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Northwest Park Recreation Center
Teens ages 13-17 can compete against friends and foes in a double elimination PS4 Basketball contest. Entry fee is $2 per person. Register by Jan. 4.
January 12, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200
Students ages 6-10 will meet each Saturday for six consecutive weeks to experiment and have fun learning the basics of photography and composition techniques with hands-on activities to create great photographs. Equipment provided.
January 12, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall
Texas Nonprofit Theatres (TNT) presents Quad Fest. Theatrical companies vie for the opportunity to represent Texas at the Regional Festival in May, with the ultimate goal of advancing to the National Festival in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, later this summer. The program for Quad Fest will be as follows:
* 3 p.m. | Denton Community Theatre presents “God of Carnage”
* 4:45 p.m. | Paris Community Theatre presents “Red, White and Tuna”
January 12, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library
The award-winning a cappella chorus, Texas Harmony, performs a set of vocal selections from a variety of musical genres. An Irving Chautauqua presentation.
January 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center
Come enjoy a day of scrapbooking and meet others who enjoy this fun hobby. You will make new friends and leave with a book of memories. For ages 18 and older. Two sessions are available. Session I: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($10 fee) or Session II: 4 to 8 p.m. ($7 fee). Registration deadline is Jan. 9.
January 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center
Start the New Year off by taking pictures with your friends and creating new memories. Build a mini photo book, key chain or simply take the photos home. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided. For middle school and high school students. Free admission with valid IPAR ID card or school ID.
January 13, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Heritage Aquatic Center
The program is custom-designed to children with special needs, ages 18 and younger. AquaStars participants must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. On a monthly basis, AquaStars provides special needs children with an opportunity to sidestep crowds and experience the excitement of play in an indoor, 20-yard, temperature-controlled lap pool. Best of all, participants will only pay the standard admission rate.
The safety of AquaStars guests is paramount to program organizers. The Heritage Aquatic Center’s pool boasts features including an accessible ramp, accessible chair lift and water chair, making it an ideal location to pilot the AquaStars program. The city will provide the appropriate lifeguard and staffing ratios, as well as access to waterproof wheelchairs.
January 13, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200
Every second Sunday, Irving Arts Center hosts Family Funday ? a free guided craft program that is fun for the whole family. This month will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and the power of creative vision.
January 14, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ First Floor Conference Room
January 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor Conference Room
January 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Suite 200
Irving Arts Center presents a new program of concurrent art workshops for persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses and their caregivers. All supplies are provided.
January 15, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
January 15, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center
January 16, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area
Come explore coding and robotics. You will have the opportunity to engage your mind with hands-on experiments. Designed for children ages 5 through 14.
January 16, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
January 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
January 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Third Floor Irving University Training Room
January 17, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
January 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Council Chambers
January 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Take a comprehensive view of the many different urban wildlife species found in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. The workshop will begin with familiar animals and move on to the more rare and unusual types, including how and why wildlife lives in the city. It also includes a brief discussion of where and when to observe urban wildlife in the area.
January 18, 2019 - February 2, 2019 @ Dupree Theater
On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. Five alluring and dangerous women lead him through a bewildering labryinth of contradictory versions of Patrick’s demise and that of the late Mr. Ravenscroft. There are ghosts on the staircase! There are skeletons in the closet! A fast-paced murder mystery, Ravenscroft will keep attendees guessing until the very end.
- 7:30 p.m. | Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, 31 and Feb 1-2
- 2:30 p.m. | Jan. 20 and 27
January 19, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room
Families will enjoy playing a variety of fun games, including mini-golf, bowling, board and tossing games. Snacks provided. Free, for all ages. No registration required.
January 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
Join us for an afternoon with Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright, creators of the Lola Dutch picture book series. They will be discussing their latest book, "Lola Dutch When I Grow Up." Book sales, author signing and refreshments will follow.
January 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lee Park Recreation Center
Families are invited to compete against each other in easy minute to win it games. Pizza and drinks will be provided, and participants will have a chance to win prizes and awards. For ages 6 and older. Cost is $5 person. Registration deadline is Jan. 10.
January 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Georgia Farrow Recreation Center
Note: This class has been cancelled; registered participants will be notified if a rescheduled date is set.
Get the creative juices flowing to create upcycled, bike-themed gift items while using environmentally friendly materials. Class will be led by the staff of BiciBits.com, a creator of bicycle-related crafts and gifts. Participants must be 18 or older.
January 19, 2019, 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.
January 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Irving Arts Center
Presented by the City of Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department, a variety of performances will be offered to honor the legacy of Dr. King.
January 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Heritage Senior Center
KIB staff will visit with members to encourage and promote recycling and beautification.
January 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Valley Ranch Library
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, guest speaker Maricela (Carelock) and Friends will deliver a special message about friendship, kindness, and cultural awareness through puppets and songs.
January 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Fire Administration
January 21, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ First Floor Conference Room
January 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
January 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Georgia Farrow Recreation Center
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at this free spaghetti luncheon provided by the Irving-Carrollton chapter of the NAACP. In addition to the luncheon, attendees will also hear from special guest speakers. All are welcome.
January 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library
Join Robert V. Taylor, US Census DFW Department Specialist, in taking a peek behind the scenes of what it takes to put a census together and what sorts of data are collected. A fair and accurate count lets leaders and businesses make sound investment decisions that keep the community thriving.
January 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Suite 200
Irving Arts Center’s new quarterly program for home school students takes the shape of a Hive Happening. Inspired by the Nancy Macko Fragile Bee exhibition (on display in the Carpenter Lobby Jan. 12-April 28), students will explore a hive of beautiful mosaics by creating their own mosaic masterpiece with exploded views of the tiny world of the bee. Families and children of all ages will enjoy the variety of art activities led by art instructors, as well as docent-led, informational tours. All supplies provided, including educator resources.
January 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Georgia Farrow Recreation Center
Best Buy Volunteers will be adding a fresh coat of paint at the Georgia Farrow Rec Center.
January 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Families are invited to a literary night out on the town with a celebration of the classic novel A Wrinkle in Time. Make themed crafts, enjoy snacks and enter for a chance to win your very own copy of the book! Join us each month for literary fun at Wednesday Night Live.
January 24, 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.
January 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Irving Animal Care Campus
Low-cost vaccinations available for pets of Irving residents. No appointment necessary.
Services provided by Spay Neuter Network on their mobile clinic, the Hope Mobile, in the IACC parking lot near the dog park.
January 25, 2019, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Spay/Neuter Clinic
January 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Irving Animal Care Campus
January 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Conference Room
January 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Location provided upon registration.
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.
* Restrictions: 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.
January 26, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall
Presenting some of Dallas’ music treasures performing with the Irving Symphony Orchestra are tenor Javier Aguilar (romantic boleros from México), pianist Rachid Bernal (Totentanz for piano and orchestra by F. Liszt), Russ Hewitt (flamenco jazz guitar), music from the Middle East performed by Iranian virtuoso Ehsan Matoori and the ever-popular Bolero by Ravel, featuring flamenco dancer Julia Alcantara. A concert experience not to miss!
January 26, 2019, All Day @ Cimarron Park
Winters in Texas can mean anything from cold rain to black ice, but rarely include the fluffy white snow seen up north. This year, bring the family to Cimarron Park for a taste of the fun side of winter!
Frost Fest is a free winter festival offering an opportunity to indulge in various cold weather activities. Play in the snow area and slide down the hill. The entertainment continues with snow dance parties, winter story readings and our own version of the Polar Express train.
Food vendors will be on-site; parking and admission are free. Event parking is at Ranchview High School, 8401 E. Valley Ranch Parkway. Complimentary ADA accessible shuttle service is provided.
January 28, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM @ Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
January 28, 2019, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room
January 29, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
Join the Irving business community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 29 for the 2019 State of the City held at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. It will feature Mayor Rick Stopfer and WFAA Anchor John McCaa for a conversation discussing the vibrant growth and myriad successes Irving-Las Colinas experienced in 2018.
This event is open to the public. Individual tickets are available to Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce members for $75 each and $85 for nonmembers.
January 29, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall
The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra presents Jacob Cordover with guest conductor Pascual Osa.
January 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room
January 31, 2019 - February 3, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center
Youth America Grand Prix returns to the Arts Center. The world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition is open to dance students, 9 to 19 years old, and awards $250,000 in scholarships to leading dance schools worldwide.