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Celebrating Diversity

  1. 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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  2. Eid al-Fitr

    May 12, 2021 - May 13, 2021

    Eid al-Fitr, the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marking the end of Ramadan. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutuba (sermon), and give Zakat al-Fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr. Dates vary each year.

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  3. Virtual Seminar: Lunar New Year in Asian Culture

    May 13, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Via Zoom

    In observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, City of Irving community members are invited to attend a Cultural Symposium to learn more about the history, traditions and celebrations of the Lunar New Year in Asian Culture. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

    Presenter: Bei Chen, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas

    Held virtually via Zoom, registered attendees will receive a reminder email with Zoom login information the morning before the seminar.

    When: May 13, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: Cultural Symposium: The Lunar New Year in Asian Culture

    Please click the link to join the webinar:

    Or Telephone:
    US: +1 346 248 7799 or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 958 0115 8378

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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021 @ Galleries

    Visit 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. Bell, Book & Candle

    May 7, 2021 - May 22, 2021 @ Virtual

    In a world where witches can’t fall in love, Gillian Holroyd complicates her situation by casting a spell over Shepherd Henderson out of spite. When he falls head over heels in love with her, Gillian must choose whether to love a mortal, or lose him entirely. This successful play from the 1950’s is the hilarious and lovely play that inspired the popular television show, Bewitched!

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Parks & Recreation

  1. ONLINE CLASS: Chair Cardio for Seniors

    May 13, 2021, 8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

    Tune in and participate in this class to build endurance and strengthen the heart. Open to 50-up.

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  2. ONLINE CLASS: 5 Exercises To Help With Strength and Balance

    May 13, 2021, 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

    Pandemic got you weighing in a little more and being less active? The weight might be obvious, but did you know you’ve probably lost muscle and balance too? Join in as we show you five quick exercises to rebuild the strength and balance you might have lost this past year. Open to 50-up.

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  3. Online Class: Milk Carton Sailboats

    May 13, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Make a sailboat using an empty milk carton and some craft supplies: empty milk carton, paper, glue, scissors, crayons. Parents may need to help little ones cut out.

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  4. Online Class: Hop, Skip and Jump

    May 13, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Learn basic motor skills by way of fun activities.

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  5. ONLINE CLASS: Writing and You

    May 13, 2021, 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

    Bring your story or poem to share and get feedback from the group. Meet friends and exercise your brain at the same time! Open to 50-up.

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  6. ONLINE CLASS: Agility with Andrea

    May 13, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

    Join Andrea for a variety of exercises and short drills to improve agility, balance, and coordination. Open to 50-up.

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  7. Online Class: Charades

    May 13, 2021, 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

    Student or teacher act out the charade and the class will have one minute to answer.

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  8. Online Class: Make a Necklace

    May 13, 2021, 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

    Grab some beads, string or yarn, and some tape. Make a festive necklace for yourself or a gift for someone else.

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  9. Online Class: Chair Exercose

    May 13, 2021, 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM

    Learn how to exercise with limitations. The class is great for anyone who want to start a fitness programs, but it's been to long, they are recovering from an injury or surgery. Supplies: Sturdy chair, towel and water bottle.

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  10. Online Class: Stretching 101

    May 13, 2021, 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM

    Easy Stretching program for beginners.

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