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  1. Calendar Overlay Celebrating Diversity (3)
  2. Calendar Overlay Irving Arts Center (2)
  3. Calendar Overlay Library Adult Programs (2)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Parks & Recreation (3)

Celebrating Diversity

  1. Ramadan

    April 12, 2021 - May 12, 2021

    Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. It is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad. Dates vary each year because the lunar Islamic calendar follows the phases of the moon.

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  2. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States, chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.

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  3. International Worker’s Day (May Day)

    May 1, 2021, All Day

    International Worker’s Day, also known as May Day, celebrates the social and economic achievements of workers worldwide. The day commemorates the Haymarket Riot of 1886 in Chicago, in which police and protesters clashed following a workers’ strike for an eight-hour work day.

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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021 @ Galleries

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

    * BRAVEART/EX | Courtyard Gallery | May 8-June 12
    * 36th Annual Texas and Neighbors Five State Competition | Main Gallery | May 15-June 12
    * Amy Werntz: Portraits | Focus Gallery | May 15-July 10
    * Lonesome Dove: Photographs by Bill Wittliff | Dupree Lobby Gallery | Through July 11

    * Sol Hill: Signal from Noise | Carpenter Gallery | Through July 24

    Open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free to view; advance reservations are required.

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  2. The Quebe Sisters

    May 1, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Presented by Entertainment Series of Irving

    This Dallas-based group, comprised of three sisters, has amassed a worldwide following performing an innovative brand of western swing music that is marked by three-part harmonies and a trifecta of Texas-style fiddling.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Kit: Calm Kit

    May 1, 2021, All Day @ All library locations.

    Beginning May 1, in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, adults may pick up a Calm Kit with tea, instructions for meditation, and a coloring activity. Limit one per person. While supplies last.

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  2. Kit: Craftastic! Adult Make-and-Take Craft Coffee Filter Flowers

    May 1, 2021, All Day @ All library locations

    Beginning May 1, perk up decor with a kit to create flowers from coffee filters. Pick up a kit at any Irving Public Library location. Limit one per person, while supplies last. Adults.

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Library Kids

  1. Online and Kit: Simply Self-Care Series

    May 1, 2021, 10:00 AM - May 14, 2021 @ all library locations and online

    Starting May 1, kids are invited to join in a 14-day series of affirmations, activities and ways to promote self-care. Families look forward to each day's activity on social media (@IrvingLibrary on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). Participants are invited to share ways of exercising self-care by using #IPLSelfCare. Also beginning on May 1 at all library locations, pick up a free corresponding self-care package promoting inner calm. Limit one per family. While supplies last.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Online Class: Do It Yourself (DIY)

    May 1, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Fun and easy crafts for kids to do at home.

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  2. Online Class: Sweet Treats

    May 1, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us as we teach you how to make your own sweet treats.

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  3. Online Class: Baking

    May 1, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Get ready t make some sweet and savory bake goods like cookies, breads, and pizza

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