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Animal Services

  1. Home for the Holidays Adoption Event

    December 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Adoption Kennels

    Come to the Irving Animal Care Campus on Dec. 17-212 and adopt a pet. All adoption fees are waived for this event. Help homeless shelter pets find a Home for the Holidays!

    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. 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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Library Adult Classes

  1. Adult ESL Classes: Beginning/Intermediate Levels

    December 17, 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 @ Valley Ranch Library

    December 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

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

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  2. Color Me Calm: Christmas

    December 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

    Take some time during this busy season to sit back and relax. Color joyful holiday images during this come-and-go program for adults.

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  3. Meditation Workshop

    December 17, 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. Irving Writers Salon

    December 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    On the third Tuesday of the month, meet fellow local writers interested in sharing their latest works and improving techniques. The group is open to all levels of writers, whether you have a working manuscript or are just starting out on your journey. Writers are encouraged to bring samples of their work to share, but it’s not required. Readers are welcome to join in to listen and provide feedback.

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Library Kids

  1. Play & Learn Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    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.

    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.

    Valley Ranch Library offers three Play & Learn storytime sessions per week, excluding holidays: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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  2. Preschool Storytime @ South Irving Library

    December 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    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. This storytime is held in the first floor program room.

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  3. Play, Learn, Grow Storytime @ West Irving Library

    December 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    For ages birth to 5 years old. This storytime offers a variety of interactive stations for children to learn and explore with a caregiver.

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  4. Play & Learn Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 17, 2019, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    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.

    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.

    Valley Ranch Library offers three Play & Learn storytime sessions per week, excluding holidays: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

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  5. Family Storytime @ Valley Ranch Library (tickets required)

    December 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

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

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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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