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Animal Services

  1. Sweeter than a Pumpkin Spice Latte Adoption Event

    September 18, 2018 - September 22, 2018 @ Adoption Kennels

    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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Irving Arts Center

  1. Memories in the Making Exhibition

    August 25, 2018 - September 30, 2018 @ Irving Arts Center

    Artwork by patients at Villages on MacArthur who participate in the wellness program “Memories in the Making®” (MIM) will be featured in this exhibition. MIM is an art program developed by the Alzheimer’s Association that recognizes that even those who suffer significant cognitive impairment related to Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can still communicate through art. Exhibition located in the front foyer/hallway gallery. The exhibition will be accompanied by a reception on Sept. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Gallery Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri.; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thur.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat.; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sun.

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  2. Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century

    September 8, 2018 - January 27, 2019 @ Dupree Theater Lobby

    Organized and toured by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas, this exhibition presents original work for 28 of Garth William’s most beloved books, including “Charlotte’s Web,” “The Little House on the Prairie” and a number of Little Golden Books. The exhibition curated by Leonard S. Marcus, is the largest retrospective of the artist’s work ever assembled. The exhibition also explores such lesser-known facets of the artist’s career as Williams’ journeyman efforts as a London portrait artist and “New Yorker” cartoonist and his occasional forays into advertising. Preliminary drawings offer glimpses of Williams at his drawing table, while final art for the Wilder series, “Charlotte’s Web,” allow an intimate look at illustrations that readers have held dear. 2 p.m. Sept. 22 | Curator Lecture with Leonard Marcus Gallery Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thur. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 1 to 5 p.m. Sun.

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  3. Playing with Chess

    September 8, 2018 - November 25, 2018 @ Focus Gallery

    Organized by Future Akins-Tillet, Associate Professor of Art at Texas Tech University, this group show features art inspired by the game of chess. The exhibition features the works of an eclectic group of 22 artists, professors and teachers from around the state of Texas. The work includes glass, clay, collage, assemblage, painting and metal. 2 p.m. Oct. 7 | Reception Gallery Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thur. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 1 to 5 p.m. Sun.

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  4. Lyle Novinski: A Life in Art

    September 22, 2018 - November 11, 2018 @ Main Gallery

    Lyle Novinski, Professor Emeritus of Art at University of Dallas (UD), has lived in Irving for more than 50 years teaching, making art and raising his family. This exhibition, organized by the Irving Arts Center, highlights the work produced during his long career, as well as his seminal role in developing the art program at UD and contributions as a designer of liturgical spaces. 2 p.m. Oct. 7 | Reception and Artist Talk Gallery Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thur. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 1 to 5 p.m. Sun.

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  5. Smithsonian Museum Day, Free Leonard Marcus Lecture

    September 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Dupree Theater

    In conjunction with Smithsonian Museum Day Live, Leonard Marcus will deliver a free art talk on children’s book illustrator Garth Williams. A reception and book signing will follow. This special event is being held in conjunction with Smithsonian Museum Day Live and the exhibition Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century, curated by Leonard Marcus.

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  6. “The Red Pashmina,” MainStage and The Think India Foundation

    September 22, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Dupree Theater

    “The Red Pashmina” is an intriguing story of a psychiatrist and two of her patients that takes attendees on an unforgettable journey. As the patients undergo regression therapy, their memories come alive on stage and experience different eras in India’s picturesque past – from a quaint fishing village to an opulent palace, merchant caravans in the desert to a typical imperial officer’s club, a dark, dank dungeon to a magnificent ancient temple! Complete with live music, dance and drama, “The Red Pashmina” tells the story of serendipity through the ages ... Or is it destiny?

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Library Events

  1. Hispanic Heritage Celebration

    September 22, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    Join us for a celebration of Cuba in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy a special presentation by Cuban-American author Carmen Agra Deedy, Cuban music performed by Caché and a sample of Cuban pastries. This event is supported by a Texas Reads grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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Special Events

  1. CANCELED: Irving Main Street Event

    September 21, 2018, 6:00 PM - September 22, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Heritage Park

    Due to forecast weather reports, the City of Irving is cancelling its annual Main Street Festival scheduled for Sept. 21 and 22.

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