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Irving Arts Center

  1. 20th Annual Art Connection Members Show

    August 30, 2020 - September 30, 2020 @ Virtual

    Irving Arts Center is proud to announce a new online art microsite, IACOnlineArt.com. The website features all kinds of great engaging content including virtual exhibitions and 360-degree gallery tours, as well as calls for entry of artists interested in exhibiting their work.

    The first call for entry to be featured at the new site is for Irving Arts Center’s 20th annual Art Connection Members Show. Both current and new Art Connection members are invited to submit art by Aug. 16. This year’s exhibition will be an online exhibition for the first time, with eligible entries judged for cash awards in three categories: Youth, Nonprofessional and Professional. An overall “Best of Show” prize will also be awarded. IACOnlineArt.com will act as a one-stop shop, housing prospectus and entry details and later, the actual exhibition itself. Selected works will be displayed beginning Aug. 30.

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  2. In the Arts Center's Galleries Virtual Tour

    September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020 @ Main Gallery

    Visit IrvingArtsCenter.com for virtual tours and video content featuring current exhibitions.

    * Yuyi Morales: Soñadora | Main Gallery | Begins Sept. 15
    * Signs, Symbols & Surfaces: Photographs by Lee Saloutos | Carpenter Gallery | Begins Sept. 15
    * North Lake College Student Photography Exhibition | Courtyard Gallery
    * Steven Foutch: Prints | Dupree Lobby Gallery * Night/Light: Photographs by Kate Jenkins


    * Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence | IACOnlineArt.com (Virtual Show)

    * Choosing to Participate | IACOnlineArt.com (Virtual Show)

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Library Events

  1. Origami Crane Peace Art

    August 15, 2020, 12:01 AM - September 15, 2020 @ Library locations:
    South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.

    To celebrate International Peace Day in September, the Irving community is challenged to create 1,000 origami cranes between Aug. 15 through Sept. 15 to be included in art installations. Origami paper kits are available to take home by stopping by the South, West or Valley Ranch Library outdoor drive-up locations and curbside, or at a community partner site. Participants are also welcome to use paper from home.

    Once the creation is complete, share photos with #IrvingCranes! Then take the finished artwork to a library location so it may be part of the collaborative displays. Please use the library drive-up or curbside areas during open hours only, and please do not submit the cranes in a book return drop.

    Library hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The libraries are closed Sept. 7.

    Watch for updates on the Irving Public Library website and on social media. For more information, please call (972) 721-2440.

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  2. ONLINE: NTTBF Presents Picture Our World Children's Author Panel

    September 8, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join this virtual children’s book panel with authors Vashti Harrison, Dan Santat, Yuyi Morales and Daria Peoples-Riley. Watch the library's website and social media for updates.

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Meetings

  1. Planning and Zoning Commission

    September 8, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Parks & Recreation

  1. ONLINE CLASS: Coffee with the Crew

    September 8, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join the Heritage crew for a cup of coffee and conversation. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up, talk to your peers or possibly learn something new from some of our guest speakers. Speakers and topics will vary weekly. Open to ages 50 years and older.

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  2. ONLINE CLASS: Language Arts

    September 8, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

    Children ages 3 to 5 are able to play creative vocabulary word game while learning how to spell new words. Join Mr. Travis for a fun way to learn!

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  3. ONLINE CLASS: Paper Crafting

    September 8, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

    Enjoy some fun and easy crafts with Ms. Wendy that kids ages 6 to 12 can do in the comfort in their own home.
    Supplies: Construction paper, crayons/markers, pencil, scissors, ruler, glue.

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  4. Online Class: Strength & Flexibility

    September 8, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Let's work on building our strength and flexibility. this class will use a chair, and hand weights to build strength in large muscle groups.

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  5. ONLINE CLASS: Outer Space!

    September 8, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

    Let’s blast off to outer space! Kids ages 3 to 5 can join Ms. Nancy and learn some fun facts together about Moons and Stars. Supplies needed: Scissors, yarn, crayons, construction paper and glue.

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  6. ONLINE CLASS: Wacky Vegetarians

    September 8, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Online via Zoom

    Are you vegetarian or vegan? Looking for new delicious recipes to tryout? Join us on Zoom to learn how to make fun wacky vegetarian recipes at home!

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  7. ONLINE CLASS: Natural Beauty Guide with Andrea

    September 8, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

    Join Andrea for natural skin care remedies easily made right from home. Today's remedy is a simple yet beneficial D.I.Y. facial scrub.
    Supplies needed: oatmeal (plain, no flavor) and honey.
    Open to ages 50 years and older.

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  8. ONLINE CLASS: Draw and Tell

    September 8, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

    Kids ages 5 to 9 are invited to join Ms. Erykah as they learn to draw an easy animal that will be uncovered as the story develops.

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  9. ONLINE CLASS: Radio Plays

    September 8, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

    Join us as we discover our inner actor or actress by reading scripts from radio shows! It’s vintage fun! Email Pat Davenport for information.

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  10. ONLINE CLASS: Scavenger Hunt

    September 8, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

    Kids ages 7 to 11 will love this game competing against who is the fastest at finding random objects in their homes. Join Ms. Marissa for this fun afternoon scavenger hunt!

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  11. ONLINE CLASS: Carrying the Torch

    September 8, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM

    This class, inspired by hip hop artist Nipsey Hustle, will teach students how to build an unstoppable mindset to develop and hit goals, even during the pandemic. Goal setting activities and challenges are included. This class will meet each Tuesday. For ages 11 and older.

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  12. ONLINE CLASS: Kid's Karaoke

    September 8, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM

    Does your child love to be an at home pop star? Come showcase your talents for one minute in kids’ karaoke. Children ages 5 to 9 will learn to encourage others and cheer for each other positively!

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  13. ONLINE CLASS: Popicle Stick Crafts

    September 8, 2020, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Grab some popsicle sticks and have some fun creating some awesome crafts. Supplies: popsicle sticks, glue, crayons/markers, constructions paper.

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  14. ONLINE CLASS: Video Game Play Through

    September 8, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Online via Zoom

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom to participate in the weekly Video Game Play Through Series. This series is designed to expose players to basic game mechanics on some of the most popular games on your home console. Open to all students ages 11 to 18.

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Think Green... Be Green Classes

  1. DIY Rain Barrel Class (Virtual)

    September 8, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual Class on Microsoft Teams

    This virtual program covers the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects stormwater has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and use rainwater at home. Participants also have the opportunity to purchase their very own 55-gallon rain barrel. Rain barrels are recycled food-grade containers and are roughly 24" wide by 36" tall.

    Texas A&M AgriLife staff horticulturalists and water resource professionals will be online taking and answering your questions. For those who cannot attend in real-time, the link provided upon registration will be available for 30 days. The video also will be posted to the Water University website and the Water University YouTube page viewing later.

    Register for the class without purchase: https://wateruniversity.tamu.edu/events/2020/september-8-2020-saving-from-a-rainy-day-diy-rain-barrel-class-virtual-class-only/

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