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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    December 1, 2019 - December 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.
    * 27th Annual Holiday Exhibition and Tree Decorating Competition | Main Gallery | Dec. 1-31
    * 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 | Through Jan. 12

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

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  2. “Have Yourself a Broadway Little Christmas”

    December 12, 2019 - December 14, 2019 @ Dupree Theater

    Presented by MainStage. “Have Yourself a Broadway Little Christmas” brings together favorite holiday songs made famous through Broadway shows and movie musicals. Guests will be swept away by hits from Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” “Mame,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Songs for a New World,” “Holiday Inn,” Broadway’s “Elf” and many more. The evening will conclude with a holiday sing-along and auction.

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Library Adult Classes

  1. Adult ESL Classes: Beginning/Intermediate Levels

    December 12, 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 @ East Branch Library

    December 12, 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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  2. Yoga for Success

    December 12, 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 years old through adult. The Isha Foundation recommends attending class on an empty stomach. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel. This month's programs are on the following Thursdays: Dec. 5, 12, and 19.

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  3. (special date) Heritage Senior Center Book Club discusses Shakespearean Plays

    December 12, 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. one Thursday a month at the Heritage Senior Center. In December, we'll discuss any Shakespearean play of your choice.

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Library Kids

  1. 1, 2, Me & You Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 12, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For ages 1 to 2 years old. This storytime gets children moving! Activities highlight motor skills to keep young minds and bodies occupied, and includes stories and songs to encourage literacy. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Two sessions are held at Valley Ranch Library, both on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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  2. Baby Bookworms Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 12, 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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  3. 1, 2, Me & You Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

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

    For ages 1 to 2 years old. This storytime gets children moving! Activities highlight motor skills to keep young minds and bodies occupied, and includes stories and songs to encourage literacy. Tickets are required to attend this program. Please visit the library's information desk 30 minutes prior to the program to pick up a free ticket.

    Two sessions are held at Valley Ranch Library, both on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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  4. Family Bilingual Storytime @ East Branch Library

    December 12, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays in English and Spanish for young children.

    Cancioncitas, cuentos, y presentaciones con titeres en Espanol y en Ingles para ninos y ninas.

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  5. Family Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. Songs, stories, and puppet plays for young children.

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  6. Ready, Set, BUILD! Free Play LEGOs and Coding Time

    December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library

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

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Library Teens

  1. Winterfest Teens: STEM Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

    December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Ever wonder how ice cream gets made? We'll recreate the process using plastic baggies, ice, and sugar! Supplies are limited. Grades 6-12.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Centennial Park Lights

    December 7, 2019 - December 25, 2019 @ Centennial Park

    Irving’s Centennial Park is lit up for the holidays. The free light display affords a leisurely stroll through one of the jewels of Irving’s Heritage District, Centennial Park.

    The park is decorated with 60,000 lights on the fences, trees and bridge, and walkways are lighted on each side to keep pathways visible for visitors after dark. This holiday tradition is staffed 24/7. On-duty employees wear uniforms day and night, clearly identifying them as city staff, and visitors can ask any questions they have about the decorations.

    Portable restrooms are available. No bike riding through the display.

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