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Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

    April 27, 2019 - April 29, 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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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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  2. Plan On It: Monthly Planner Meet-Up

    April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 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 will be provided or you can bring your own. Each member must have their own planner or bullet journal.

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  3. Cook the Book: A Cooking Book Club

    April 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. 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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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. Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros @ East Branch

    April 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    Join us for a celebration of Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros, featuring a presentation by award-winning bilingual author Lupe Ruiz-Flores, followed by a children’s craft and light refreshments. Estan invitados a la fiesta del Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros, con una presentación de la autora premiada Lupe Ruiz-Flores, seguido de una manualidad y una botana.

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  3. NEA Big Read Irving 2019: Grow Your Family Tree

    April 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Grandparents, parents, teens and children learn how to create their own family trees, and take home a living tree to plant. Supplies and charts provided. All ages.

    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.

    Whole Foods Market partners with Irving for this event. 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 Teens

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

    April 27, 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. Calligraphy Lessons for Teens

    April 27, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Learn calligraphy with this interactive program. Materials provided. Grades 6-12.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Parking Lot Sale

    April 27, 2019, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Turn your unwanted items into cash or discover a new treasure at this outdoor flea market. For those interested in being a vendor, parking lot spaces are available for $15 each, or two for $25. Vendors should register by April 12. Rain date will be April 21.

    Register at the Heritage Senior Center office.

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  2. Family Field Day

    April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Cimarron Park Recreation Center

    All ages welcome. It is time to put away the sibling rivalry and team up together with the family. Compete in a variety of classic events such as the sack race and enjoy a picnic when the event is over.

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Special Events

  1. Arbor Day Celebration

    April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Heritage Park

    The annual Arbor Day Celebration features a variety of activities and interactive displays centered around trees, nature and the great outdoors. Adults will enjoy live music by the Bnois King Band, a question and answer session with tree experts, several tree-related vendors, and drawings for free trees throughout the day. Children can visit with the snake encounters, learn how to climb a tree, or jump in the bounce house. Learning the what, where and how of successful tree planting can be fun for the whole family!

    Admission and parking are free.

    For more information, visit IrvingEvents.org.

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Think Green... Be Green Events

  1. Think Green Be Green at EarthX

    April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019 @ Fair Park

    Register by March 31 for free admission. Admission is $5 without registration. Visit the City of Irving booth.

    Everything is bigger in Texas, including the commitment to work together to achieve a world of sustainable balance. Join Irving's Think Green Be Green team at the world's largest expo and forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies, products and corporate practices reshaping the world. Celebrate Earth Day in an environmentally friendly way.

    This three-day event brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming and subject matter experts.

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