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Animal Services

  1. Free Adoptions for Pets 1 Year and Older

    April 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Adoption Kennels

    All adoptable animals 1 year and older at the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC) will have their adoption fee waived.

    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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Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

    April 11, 2019 - April 13, 2019 @ North Lake Natatorium

    Ages 15 and older and able to complete precourse swim test American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification classes prepare participants to handle emergencies, whether on land or in the water, and result in a certificate that may qualify for a job in the community. Limited scholarships available. For more information on lifeguard classes, call (972) 756-0860.

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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    April 1, 2019 - April 30, 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.
    * Nancy Macko: Fragile Bee | Carpenter Lobby | Through April 28
    * Annual Exhibition of Irving ISD Student Artwork | Main Gallery | Through May 11
    * BRAVEART: Cistercian Preparatory Upper School | Courtyard Gallery | April 27-May 26
    * Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs | Dupree Lobby Gallery | April 13-July 7

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

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  2. “Oklahoma!,” The Highlands School

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

    The Highlands School presents its annual school musical. Based on the 1931 play “Green Grow the Lilacs,” by Lynn Riggs, “Oklahoma!” is the first musical written by the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein team.

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  3. Washington Irving at Irving Arts Center

    April 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Suite 200

    Presented along with the Irving Heritage Society, history and storytelling come alive on this Saturday morning. Participate in hands-on art activities and enjoy a presentation with John Dennis Anderson as Washington Irving, America’s First Man of Letters.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. NEA Big Read Irving 2019: Virtual Book Club

    April 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - May 18, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Online.

    You can share insights on this year's Big Read title from home or from anywhere. Join us on the Facebook Virtual Book Club page at https://www.facebook.com/irvinglibrary/, which will go live the second week of April. Free.

    Irving's program partners for 2019 include Irving Public Library, Friends of the Irving Public Library, the City of Irving, and Irving Arts Center.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For more information, please visit https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read.

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Library Events

  1. Poet Tree

    April 1, 2019, 10:00 AM - April 30, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    Throughout National Poetry Month in April, allow your creativity to flourish by writing your own verses on a "leaf." Next, place the leaf on the Poet Tree, which is "planted" in the interior glassed-in area of the library. All ages.

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  2. Celebrating Irving Series & Irving Chautauqua: A Conversation with Washington Irving

    April 13, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    April 2019 commemorates Irving Heritage Society's 12th annual Celebrating Irving: The City and the Man. This series honors the city's namesake Washington Irving, America’s First Man of Letters.

    At this month's Irving Chautauqua, performance studies scholar John Dennis Anderson appears in character as Washington Irving.

    For more information, please visit the Irving Heritage Society website at http://www.irvingheritage.com/. Free.

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  3. NEA Big Read Irving 2019: One-Panel Cartoon with Julio Suarez (Session 1)

    April 13, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    (Registration is required.) Professional artist Julio Suarez encourages children to explore the combination of visual and verbal communication by creating humorous cartoon panels. All materials are provided, and participants may take their creations home. Two sessions are offered, at 2 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. Grades 4 and above. Parents are also welcome.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For more information, please visit https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read.

    Irving's program partners for the NEA Big Read 2019 include Irving Public Library, Friends of the Irving Public Library, City of Irving, and Irving Arts Center.

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  4. NEA Big Read Irving 2019: One-Panel Cartoon with Julio Suarez (Session 2)

    April 13, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    (Registration is required.) Professional artist Julio Suarez encourages children to explore the combination of visual and verbal communication by creating humorous cartoon panels. All materials are provided, and participants may take their creations home. Two sessions are offered, at 2 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. Grades 4 and above. Parents are also welcome.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For more information, please visit https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read.

    Irving's program partners for the NEA Big Read 2019 include Irving Public Library, Friends of the Irving Public Library, City of Irving, and Irving Arts Center.

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Library Kids

  1. Build it with LEGOs!

    April 13, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Kids and teens will enjoy building a variety of structures with LEGOs, connection straws, bristle blocks and more. Free, for all ages. No registration required.

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Library Teens

  1. Girls Who Code: SQL Class Series (Pre-Registration Required)

    April 13, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Green Room

    This five-session SQL class requires in-person pre-registration at the Valley Ranch Library information desk. Classes are facilitated by Girls Who Code and library staff instructors, and meet from 2:30-4 p.m. on these Saturdays: March 30, April 13, April 27, May 11, and May 25. Class size is limited to 15 persons. Strict class attendance requirements apply. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops and chargers. For young women grades 6-12. If you have any questions, please contact the library.

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  2. Valley Ranch Library Anime Club: Kuroko’s Basketball

    April 13, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Get in the zone with Kuroko’s Basketball! Join Seiren High School's team as it competes to dominate the national tournament. Ages 14 and above.

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Special Events

  1. Taste of Irving

    April 13, 2019, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Cimarron Park Recreation Center

    Taste of Irving will return for the sixth consecutive year. The culinary and music celebration will run from noon to 6 p.m. April 13 at Cimarron Park Recreation Center, 201 Red River Trail.

    This year’s event will give visitors an opportunity to enjoy a variety of food and fun for all ages. Activities will include a free children's fun zone and more than 20 food vendors that will showcase their delicious cuisine. Each restaurant or vendor will sell samples for $5 or less.

    Admission and parking are free. A shuttle service will pick up and drop off attendees at Barbara Bush Middle School, 515 Cowboys Pkwy.

    Visit IrvingEvents.org for more information on upcoming events.

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Think Green... Be Green Events

  1. Canceled: Bicycle Fest

    April 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ North Lake College DART Station

    Due to forecasted weather reports the City of Irving is canceling Bicycle Fest scheduled for April 13. The event will not be rescheduled. Organizers would like to apologize to visitors and vendors who planned to attend.

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