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Animal Services

  1. Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month: Big Dogs Adoption Event

    October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019 @ Adoption Kennels

    In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog month, Irving Animal Services is offering all large dogs - 40 pounds and larger - for a discounted adoption fee of only $10 for the entire month of October. Normally, the adoption fees range from $70 to $100.

    Adopters must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid form of identification.

    Animals being adopted will be:
    • Up-to-date on vaccinations, including rabies if the animal is over four months of age.
    • Spayed or neutered or $50 voucher towards spay / neuter (depending on surgery availability).
    • Given a general dewormer and flea prevention .
    • Microchipped and registered with 24PetWatch.
    • Heartworm tested (dogs over six months of age).

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  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    October 11, 2019 - October 13, 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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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    October 1, 2019 - October 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.
    * 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
    * Some Illustrator: Pictures by Melissa Sweet | Dupree Lobby | Through Jan. 26

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

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  2. Saturday School Session 1: Animals in Art – A Mixed Media Safari (6-week program)

    October 12, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200

    Inspired by Irving Art Association’s 2019 Traveling Animal Art Exhibition, students ages 6-10 will meet each Saturday for six consecutive weeks to create art inspired by animals, real and imaginary, in a variety of 2D and 3D media including drawing, painting, collage and clay.

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  3. Aryana Sayeed, presented by Tuti TV and Trivision

    October 12, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Afghan singer, songwriter and TV personality Aryana Sayeed performs in Irving as part of her United States of Aryana tour.

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  4. Soulful Jazz, presented by Irving Black Arts Council

    October 12, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Dupree Theater

    The Irving Black Arts Council presents an evening of soulful jazz featuring The Michael Walker Project.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Novel Fiction Book Club discusses Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

    October 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Our selection for October is the acclaimed bestseller Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Please join us for fun, friendship, and a lively discussion. This book group focuses on novels from a variety of fiction genres. Light refreshments. Reserve your copy of the current month's selection at the Valley Ranch Library information desk. Copies are limited.

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Library Events

  1. Irving Chautauqua: The Dallas Jazz Trio

    October 12, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Spend the afternoon listening to the stylings of the Dallas Jazz Trio, featuring Nicolas Garcia on clarinet, William St. Peter on guitar, and Raul Reyes on bass. Part of the Irving Chautauqua program series.

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  2. Hallowreads: Dracula Face Canvas Painting for Teens and Adults

    October 12, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    During Hallowreads this month, have a scary good time while celebrating all things Dracula. Join us at this craft to paint an image of the classic vampire on art canvases. All supplies provided. Teens and adults only. No children, please.

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Library Kids

  1. Build It with LEGOs

    October 12, 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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Parks & Recreation

  1. Halloween Zombie Jam

    October 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Join us for an evening of ghostly fun. Complimentary food and soda will be served. For students in grades 6-12. Free admission. Please bring valid IPAR card or school ID.

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Special Events

  1. Fall Fest

    October 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whistlestop Plaza

    Fall in love with Irving's Fall Fest! Activities include but not limited to a maze, carnival games, food vendors and a fun house. If photos are your thing, then you will love our pumpkin patch where all ages can come and pose with their favorite pumpkins. For a like, comment and share on Facebook, you can take home your pick of the patch.

    Stroll down Main Street, and visit the Trunk or Treat donated and decorated by local businesses where you are sure to have freaky fun time!

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