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  1. Calendar Overlay Animal Services (3)
  2. Calendar Overlay Irving Arts Center (9)
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  6. Calendar Overlay Library Kids (17)
  7. Calendar Overlay Library Teens (5)
  8. Calendar Overlay Meetings (8)
  9. Calendar Overlay Parks & Recreation (2)
  10. Calendar Overlay Solid Waste Services (1)
  11. Calendar Overlay Special Meetings (1)
  12. Calendar Overlay Think Green... Be Green Classes (1)

Animal Services

  1. Irving Animal Services Volunteer Orientation

    July 20, 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.

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  2. Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets - Appointments Required

    July 26, 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

    July 26, 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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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    July 1, 2019 - July 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.
    * The Four Seasons: Annual Exhibition of Chinese Brush Pantings and Ikebana | Main Gallery | Through July 14
    * Deliverance: Rescued and Set Free | Carpenter Lobby | Through July 28
    * Irving Art Association Winners Exhibit | Dupree Theater Lobby | July 13-Aug. 25
    * 19th Annual Art Connection Members Show: Art Rocks | Main Gallery | July 27-Aug. 24
    Opening Reception and Awards 2 to 4 p.m. July 28.
    * 2019 Kids Arts/Kids' Works | Focus Gallery | July 27-Aug. 24

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

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  2. 3rd Rock From the Sun (Intro to Art) Mini-Camp

    July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center

    Ages 4-5

    This multi-arts camp focuses on the geological. Campers will explore ancient cave art, make mosaic garden rock creations and anaglyph stereoscopic drawing compositions based on U.S. rock formations. Creative writing, storytelling and Picasso-inspired collages also are featured in this week’s camp curriculum.

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  3. Rock On! Multi-Arts Camp No. 6

    July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center

    Ages 6-12

    This multi-arts camp focuses on the geological. Campers will explore ancient cave art, make mosaic garden rock creations and anaglyph stereoscopic drawing compositions based on U.S. rock formations. Creative writing, storytelling and Picasso-inspired collages also are featured in this week’s camp curriculum.

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  4. “Boeing, Boeing,” presented by MainStage

    July 19, 2019 - August 3, 2019 @ Dupree Theater

    MainStage presents a fast-moving farce by Marc Camoletti and directed by B.J. Cleveland. It is the 1960s and swinging bachelor Bernard could not be happier. He has a fantastic flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him. Of course, the ladies know nothing of each other … yet! Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his pal Robert drops in for a visit, and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously … timid Robert forgets which lies to tell to whom … and catastrophe looms!

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  5. One Act Play Competition, presented by Irving Parks and Recreation

    July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Ages 7-17

    Come cheer on young thespians from Irving Parks and Recreation Department’s summer drama classes who will perform in short, one-act plays. These students have been encouraged to develop their artistic voices while learning about all aspects of drama and the fundamentals of acting. Awards will be presented for best play, actor and actress.

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  6. Rock of Ages Multi-Arts Camp No. 7

    July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center

    Ages 6-12

    This multi-arts camp features a mixed media exploration of the earth’s layers. Low-relief sculpture and rock art, both 2D and 3D are offered. Campers will create recycled costumes inspired by rock stars throughout the decades, and travel even further back through time to meet the Flintstones with drawing and cartooning fun.

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  7. Rock, Paper, Scissors: Teen Scene Camp No. 2

    July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center

    Ages 13-16

    The second of three Teen Scene camps includes kiragami/paper cutting, printmaking, mixed media sculpture and faux cave painting. Half-day morning or afternoon options are available.

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  8. Bonus Funday: Art Rocks!

    July 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200

    A bonus Family Funday featuring rocking art projects will be offered concurrent to the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 19th Annual Art Connection Members Show. A closing reception for the Brett Dyer exhibition also will be offered at this time.

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  9. Goldirox and the Musical Chairs: Theatre Camp No. 1

    July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center

    Grades 1-12

    The first of two theater camps led by actor/educators from Compass Creative Dramatics is a Script Development Residency. Campers will be led through the building process of a new play with scene writing, choreographing, costume design and a focus on the art of adaptation. The week culminates in a student-driven showcase of their creations from throughout the week.

    6:30 p.m. | Aug. 2 | Student Showcase Performance

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Keep Irving Beautiful

  1. KIB Teams Up with volunteers from American Airlines for a park cleanup

    July 19, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ T.W. Richardson Grove - Large Shelter

    volunteers will conduct a park cleanup to help stop litter from reaching the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.

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  2. Keep Irving Beautiful Environmental Skit at Senter Park

    July 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Senter Park Recreation Center

    KIB Mascots Kirby, Buddy and litter bug help teach summer campers about the importance of taking care of our environment.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. SRC @ Valley Ranch: Mandala Art Stars and Moon Rocks

    July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Join us for a morning of painting stars and moon rocks using the mandala dot art technique at this make-and-take class for adults. All supplies are provided while they last. No children, please.

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  2. Color Me Calm: Coloring for Adults

    July 22, 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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  3. Meditation Workshop (new start time)

    July 23, 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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  4. Unicorns in Space! Book Club discusses Lesser-Known Creatures

    July 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Manticores, ravennas, and basilisks, oh my! This month, we'll discuss books with all sorts of mythical creatures. 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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  5. SRC @ East: Cosmic Coasters

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

    Make your own celestial-themed coaster! Supplies are provided.

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  6. Plan On It: Monthly Planner Meetup

    July 27, 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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  7. Cook the Book: A Cooking Book Club features Dinner for Everyone

    July 27, 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 pick the cookbook, you choose and make a recipe, then we all partake. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Novices have the chance to learn from more experienced cooks, and the experienced cooks will have a chance to show off and share their amazing skills.

    July's featured cookbook is Dinner For Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways – Easy, Vegan, or Perfect for Company by Mark Bittman. Stop by the Valley Ranch Library Reference Desk to register for the book club and pick your recipe.

    This program is intended for patrons 18 and older. No children, please.

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  8. Cinema 13*: Five Feet Apart (ages 13 and older)

    July 27, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    See Five Feet Apart on the big screen. Two teenagers fall in love, and deal with restrictions from their illnesses forbidding them any close contact (rated PG-13).

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  9. Book Lover's Happy Hour: A Universe of Stories

    July 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this informal book club will discuss books that have sent you out of this world or inspired you to dream big.

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  10. Color Me Calm: Coloring for Adults

    July 29, 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 (new start time)

    July 30, 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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Library Events

  1. SRC @ West: Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

    July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Start counting down to this celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! The "mission schedule" includes free activities for all ages:

    10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Outer space crafts in the activity room. For kids.

    11-11:30 a.m.: "Would You Like to Swing on a Star?" program with performer Rochelle Rabouin in the meeting room. For kids.

    1-3 p.m.: Perot Museum’s Tech Truck: Space Experiments in the parking lot. For all ages.

    2:30-3:30 p.m.: "Through the Universe" program presented by City Lights Astronomical Society in the meeting room. For all ages.

    8:30-10 p.m.: Star Party presented by the Fort Worth Astronomical Society in the parking lot. Look at the moon and stars through a variety of telescopes, get a space selfie taken in the photo booth, play games, enjoy pizza and moon pies and more! For all ages.

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  2. Friday Night Library: Jedi Training Academy

    July 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    In a galaxy far, far away… young Padawans gather to learn the ways of the Jedi. Test your skills, earn your place in the Jedi Order, and join us for games, crafts, and a movie screening.

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  3. A Universe of Stories YA Author Panel

    July 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ South Irving Library

    Join us for an evening with guest authors Rhoda Belleza, Rachel Caine, Hafsah Faizal, Katharine McGee, and Ashley Poston as they discuss their latest books. Audience Q&A, book sales and author signings to follow. Open to all ages. For more information, call (972) 721-2606.

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Library Kids

  1. LEGO My Library

    July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Put your creativity on display as you build with LEGOs!

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  2. Family Movie: Wonder Park

    July 20, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    This animated adventure features a girl, her mother, and a magnificent amusement park overseen by animals. Rated PG. Ages 10 and up.

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  3. Kids Only Book Club

    July 20, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    Join us to talk about the book and participate in themed activities! Grades 4-6.

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  4. Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks Book Club discusses Geronimo Stilton's Save the White Whale

    July 20, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ South Irving Library Discovery Zone

    This month's selection is Geronimo Stilton's Save the White Whale.

    In this book club, discuss a travel-themed title and participate 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. Monday Movies @ West: A Dog's Purpose

    July 22, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Families are invited to watch A Dog's Purpose! Rated PG.

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  6. SRC @ East: Creature Teacher

    July 22, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Learn about amazing animals when they visit the library!

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  7. SRC @ West: Sandy Shrout's Puppet Show

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

    Join the fun at this interactive puppet show. All ages.

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  8. SRC @ Valley Ranch: KidsNotes and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

    July 24, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Listen to a performance and a story, and get up close to musical instruments during the petting zoo. Grades K-5.

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  9. DIY Hover Crafts

    July 24, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Create a hover craft and see how it works! Ages 10 and up.

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  10. SRC @ South: Creepy Critters

    July 25, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Snakes and lizards and bugs, oh my! Get up close with over 30 reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates as we welcome Creepy Critters to the library.

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  11. Family Movie Matinee: Dumbo

    July 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Come early for a front row seat! A baby elephant with oversized ears becomes a high-flying star and must help save his circus (rated PG).

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  12. Family Movie @ East: Dumbo

    July 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    A baby elephant with oversized ears becomes a high-flying star and must help save his circus. Rated PG. Ages 10 and up.

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  13. Monday Movies @ West: Toy Story

    July 29, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Families are invited to watch the classic Toy Story! Rated G.

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  14. SRC @ East: Space Magic with Brett Roberts

    July 29, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Kids will have a stellar time at this magic show! Puppet aliens from all over the galaxy will recommend books and show how to tell the difference between sci-fi and science. In the grand finale, kids take part in a game to learn about the American flag on the moon.

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  15. KidsNotes presented by the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

    July 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Let's close out the Summer Reading Challenge with a bang when the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra brings KidsNotes to storytime! Join us for a story, performance and hands-on instrument petting zoo.

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  16. SRC @ West: Annual Summer LEGO Competition

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

    The annual competition is back! This summer, be ready to build your best spacecraft, rocket, or vehicle. Materials are provided.

    New this year: Preschool ages can compete in the block-building competition. No registration is required for this age group.

    For the following four age categories, registration is required and begins on Monday, July 1:
    Grades K-1.
    Grades 2-3.
    Grades 4-5.
    Grades 6 and up.

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  17. SRC @ Valley Ranch: Nancy Worcester's "A Universe of Stories"

    July 31, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Puppets will present stories with an interstellar theme.

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Library Teens

  1. Galaxy Graffiti Art with Artist Sarah Downey

    July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Teen Zone

    Artist Sarah Downey will create a one of a kind permanent piece for our Teen Zone. Sarah will demonstrate different art techniques & we’ll decorate bookends to add flare to the teen shelves.

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  2. SRC @ East: DIY Hover Crafts

    July 24, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Create a hover craft and see how it works! Ages 10 and up.

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  3. SRC @ West: Guardians of the Galaxy Night Light

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

    Do you sing like Star-Lord or dance like Groot? Then you should join us in making your own "Guardians" night light and watching the movie! Light up your room or favorite spaces with images of your favorite Guardians.

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  4. SRC @ Valley Ranch: Paint a Galaxy

    July 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Fill the skies with color as you create a galaxy with sponge painting. Materials provided. Grades 6-12.

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  5. A Universe of Stories Teen Exclusive Party with Special Guest Authors

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

    Join guest authors Rhoda Belleza, Rachel Caine, Hafsah Faizal, Katharine McGee, and Ashley Poston for an afternoon party full of snacks and out of this world crafts! Open to teens in grades 6-12.

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Meetings

  1. ICVB Executive Committee

    July 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Conference Room

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  2. Civil Service Commission

    July 19, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  3. Supplemental Benefit Plan

    July 22, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ First Floor Conference Room

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  4. Library Board

    July 22, 2019, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

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  5. Complete Count Committee

    July 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Innovation Center

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  6. Building and Standards Work Session

    July 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  7. Building and Standards Commission

    July 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  8. ICVB Board

    July 29, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM @ Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

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Parks & Recreation

  1. One Act Play Competition

    July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Residents are invited to support Irving’s aspiring actors and actresses at the City’s annual One Act Play Competition. Performers from each of the six recreation centers will entertain the crowd with a 15-minute production, as judges take notes to award the Best Play, Best Actor and Best Actress at the end of the evening. Admission to the performance is free and open to the public. The Irving Arts Center is located at 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

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  2. Paint and Take Pottery Painting

    July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Lee Park Recreation Center

    Join us for a paint and take activity that’s fun for the whole family. You can take your project home the same day. No waiting, no glazing. Prices are per piece starting at $5. There is also a lunch option available for $2.50. Registration required by July 11. Open to ages 5 and older. Children younger than 11 must be accompanied by a parent.

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Solid Waste Services

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

    July 31, 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 Meetings

  1. DART ADA Community Meeting

    July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will hold its next ADA Community Meeting at the Irving Heritage Senior Center.

    This location is two blocks south of the Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station, served by the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). From the station, DART Bus Routes 408-PARKLAND STATION, 549 and 840 provide direct service to the Center on Saturdays.

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Think Green... Be Green Classes

  1. Urban Wildlife, Wildlife Photography and Ways to Participate

    July 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    This comprehensive presentation begins by discussing the appeal of observing and photographing wildlife. It covers how and why wildlife lives in the city, and then introduces the more interesting wildlife living within the area, starting with the familiar and moving on to the rare and unusual.

    A brief overview of cameras and equipment best suited for wildlife photography is included. The presentation covers digital SLR cameras, suitable point-and-shoot cameras and trail cameras. It closes with a brief discussion about where and when to observe urban wildlife in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

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