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Animal Services

  1. Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets - Appointments Required

    November 22, 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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  2. Affordable Vaccinations for Pets - No Appointments Needed

    November 22, 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

    November 25, 2019 - November 27, 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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City of Irving Events

  1. Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas Food and Toy Drive Drop-Off

    November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Walmart

    Irving Police and Fire staff will collect new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items.

    Each year, Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas helps more than 400 families during the holidays, delivery presents and meals to less fortunate families in Irving.

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Holidays

  1. Thanksgiving Holiday - No Trash Pickup / City Offices Closed

    November 28, 2019 - November 29, 2019 @ All city facilities

    In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection Nov. 28-29.

    All city offices, including those listed below, will be closed to the public Nov. 28-29:
    - City Hall
    - Heritage and North Lake aquatic centers
    - Hunter Ferrell Landfill
    - Irving Arts Center
    - Libraries
    - Recreation centers
    - Irving Animal Care Campus

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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    November 1, 2019 - November 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 | Through Nov. 10
    * Traditional and Contemporary Indian Art | Focus Gallery | Through Nov. 10
    * Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill Photographs by Jerry Dantzic | Main Gallery | Through Nov. 17
    * 2019 IAA Traveling Animal Art Exhibition | Main Gallery | Through Jan. 12
    * Ed Wheeler: Santa Classics | Focus Gallery | Nov. 16- Jan. 12
    * Some Illustrator: Pictures by Melissa Sweet | Dupree Lobby | Through Jan. 26 * Season’s Greetings: Holiday Cards by Celebrated Artists from The Monroe Wheeler Archive | Carpenter Lobby Gallery | Nov. 16-Jan. 26

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  2. Projapoti

    November 22, 2019 - November 23, 2019 @ Carpenter Hall

    Dallas Bangla Theater presents its 10th production “Projapoti – The Matchmaker” by playwright Thornton Wilder, which was adapted in Bengali by Tariq Anam Khan. The production is directed by Md Ziaul Haque Zia.

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  3. Gershwin, with piano sensation James Tien

    November 23, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Presented by the Irving Symphony Orchestra. Fourteen-year-old piano sensation James Tien performs Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” one of America’s most beloved pieces for piano and orchestra. Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s symphony No. 9 “New World,” one of the most famous in all symphonic repertoire, also will be performed.

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  4. The Nutcracker

    November 29, 2019 - December 1, 2019 @ Carpenter Hall

    Join Momentum Dance Company in celebrating its 15th anniversary season with a very special production of “The Nutcracker.” Artistic Director Jacquelyn Ralls Forcher’s production of “The Nutcracker” features a number of surprises and twists to the choreography, making this year’s production the most exciting yet. Guest artists include Juliann McAloon and the return of Ronnie Underwood as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, respectively.

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Library Adult Classes

  1. Adult ESL Classes: Advanced Level

    November 20, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Learn English vocabulary, writing, and conversation. Facilitated by the Irving Independent School District Adult Education Department and Workforce Solutions. Sessions for the advanced level are on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon-3 p.m. For more information, please call (972) 600-6130.

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  2. Adult ESL Classes: Beginning/Intermediate Levels

    November 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Learn English vocabulary, writing, and conversation. Facilitated by the Irving Independent School District Adult Education Department and Workforce Solutions. Sessions for beginning and intermediate levels are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. For more information, please call (972) 600-6130.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ West Irving Library

    November 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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

    November 20, 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. This month's dates are Nov. 6, 13, and 20.

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  3. I "Heart" YA Book Club discusses Cinder

    November 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    A group for YA lovers! This month in honor of NaNoWriMo we're reading Marissa Meyer's Cinder. This sci-fi/action-adventure fairytale retelling follows the story of Cinder, a down on her luck cyborg, who is thrust into adventure and intrigue with a handsome prince.

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  4. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ East Branch Library

    November 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  5. Yoga for Success

    November 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    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. This month's dates are Nov. 14 and Nov. 21; no session on Nov. 7 or Nov. 28.

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  6. Heritage Senior Center Book Club discusses The Nightingale

    November 21, 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 Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

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  7. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ South Irving Library

    November 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  8. Conversaciones

    November 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    Learn basic English conversation skills in an informal and friendly setting.

    Aprenda habilidades basicás de conversación en inglés en un ambiente informal y amigable.

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  9. Book Lover's Happy Hour: What a Character!

    November 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    This informal book club will discuss novels featuring those quirky, oddball characters that are so prevalent today. Who are your favorite eccentrics, and what makes them so endearing?

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  10. Color Me Calm for Adults: Fall Themes

    November 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    During Hallowreads this month, have a scary good time while celebrating all things Dracula. Enjoy creepy music while exploring the joy of coloring Dracula-themed art. All supplies provided. Teens and adults only. No children, please.

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  11. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ Valley Ranch Library

    November 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  12. Meditation Workshop

    November 26, 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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  13. Unicorns in Space! Book Club discusses Reader's Choice

    November 26, 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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  14. Career Help with Workforce Solutions @ West Irving Library

    November 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    A representative from Workforce Solutions helps adults with career assessments, online job searches, and free job training information.

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  15. Plan On It: Monthly Planner Meetup

    November 30, 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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  16. NaNoWriMo 2019: Celebration

    November 30, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Thirty days and 50,000 words later, celebrate your writing accomplishments at this End of NaNoWriMo 2019 party! Then it's on to your next project!

    NaNoWriMo launched in 1999, and has resulted in authors crafting future bestsellers such as Water for Elephants, Fangirl, and WOOL. There are no entry fees or judges. For more information about NaNoWriMo and its year-round activities, please visit https://www.nanowrimo.org/.

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  17. Cinema 13* Screening: The Art of Racing in the Rain

    November 30, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Watch a movie on the big screen! A golden retriever recalls life experiences that he has learned with his owner, a race car driver. Based on a bestselling book by Garth Stein. Rated PG. All ages welcome.

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Library Events

  1. Thanksgiving Break Movie Marathon (Day 1): Toy Story & Sequels

    November 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    During this two-day movie marathon on Nov. 26 and 27, see each and every Toy Story movie on the big screen! Join Woody and his gang of toys brought to life as they meet new friends, make a daring escape, and take a road trip adventure. Two movies will be shown each afternoon. Rated G. All ages.

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  2. Libraries Closing at 5 p.m.

    November 27, 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 Rd.

    In observance of Thanksgiving, library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29.

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  3. Thanksgiving Break Movie Marathon (Day 2): Toy Story & Sequels

    November 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    During this two-day movie marathon on Nov. 26 and 27, see each and every Toy Story movie on the big screen! Join Woody and his gang of toys brought to life as they meet new friends, make a daring escape, and take a road trip adventure. Two movies will be shown each afternoon. Rated G. All ages.

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  4. Libraries Closed

    November 28, 2019 - November 29, 2019 @ 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 Rd.

    In observance of Thanksgiving, library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29.

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Library Kids

  1. Toddler Storytime @ South Irving Library

    November 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Ages 18 months to 3 years old. Toddlers and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and movement. On the third Wednesday of the month, the storytime is bilingual.

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  2. Ready, Set, BUILD! Free Play LEGOs and Coding Time (new)

    November 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Beginning in November, this come-and-go building event for families includes free play with coding toys and LEGOs. Ages 18 months and up. DUPLO building bricks are provided for children ages 4 years and younger.

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  3. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ South Irving Library

    November 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    For ages birth to 18 months old. This lapsit storytime offers gentle activities including songs and fingerplays that build early literacy skills.

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  4. Art Attack

    November 22, 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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  5. Kids' Crafternoon

    November 23, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Children will create a themed craft to engage their problem solving and creative skills. All materials are provided. Adults accompanying the children are encouraged to help. Limited to 15 children. Grades 1-5. Tickets are required.

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  6. Play & Learn Storytime @ South Irving Library

    November 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    For ages 6 months to 4 years old. Preschoolers enjoy learning while they play, create, and explore together. Activities include toys, games, arts and crafts, simple science experiments, coding, music, stories, and more. Play & Learn is sponsored by the YMCA of Irving. This storytime is held in the first floor program room.

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  7. Movie Time: Toy Story 4

    November 25, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Join Woody and Buzz as they join old and new friends on a road trip adventure. Rated G. All ages.

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  8. Preschool Storytime @ South Irving Library

    November 26, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    For ages 3 to 6 years old. This program features stories, songs, puppet shows, and crafts. On the third Tuesday of the month, the storytime is bilingual.

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  9. Decorate a Turkey Cookie

    November 26, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Start your Thanksgiving early by decorating a cookie! All ages.

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  10. Toddler Storytime @ South Irving Library

    November 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Ages 18 months to 3 years old. Toddlers and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and movement. On the third Wednesday of the month, the storytime is bilingual.

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  11. Build It with LEGOs

    November 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Kids and teens enjoy building a variety of structures with LEGOs, connection straws, bristle blocks and more.

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  12. Family Movie Matinee: The Lion King

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

    See a movie on the big screen! A young lion must face his power-hungry uncle in a battle for their homeland. Rated PG.

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  13. Happy Birthday, Very Hungry Caterpillar!

    November 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's classic book The Very Hungry Caterpillar with crafts, activities, and more!

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Library Teens

  1. Y'ALL Meeting (start time 5:30 p.m.)

    November 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    This month’s meeting will focus on planning the Winterfest teen programs in December.

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  2. Teen STEM Thursday: Light Show Snap Circuit Board

    November 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Green Room

    This time, we’ll use snap circuitry to put on a light show you can power up with music, the touch of a finger, and even your voice!

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  3. The Amazing Race

    November 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Teens in grades 6-12 will compete in teams racing "around the world" to complete challenges. The first team to reach the final destination will win a prize!

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  4. Girls Who Code

    November 23, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Green Room

    For more information and to register, please call (972) 721-4669.

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Meetings

  1. Building and Standards Commission Work Session

    November 21, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  2. Building and Standards Commission

    November 21, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  3. Green Advisory Board

    November 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  4. Supplemental Benefit Plan

    November 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ First Floor Conference Room

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  5. Library Board

    November 25, 2019, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Heritage Thanksgiving Celebration

    November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    A morning of festive folk music followed by a traditional Thanksgiving lunch, is a great way to start the holiday! Register by 5 p.m. Nov. 19.

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  2. Turkey Shootout

    November 22, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Middle and high school students | Free with IPAR Card

    Come and play a few friendly games of knock-out for a chance to win prizes, including a Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings for a holiday feast.

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Solid Waste Services

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

    November 27, 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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