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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    February 1, 2017 - February 28, 2017 @ Irving Arts Center

    • The Book Forest Installation | Focus Gallery | Through Feb. 26
    • Art Inspired, Irving Black Arts Council Visual Arts Exhibition | Main Gallery | Through Feb. 28
    • A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture | Front Foyer | Through March 26
    • Portraits of Freedom | Dupree Lobby | Through April 16
    Free guided gallery tours are now offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.

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

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  2. Take the Bus, Irving Black Arts Council

    February 19, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Dupree Theater

    Program features the unveiling of the 2017 USPS Heritage Stamp by Irving Postmaster Rodney Malone and “Take the Bus”, presented by Earnestine Rose. “Take the Bus” is an insightful play about Claudette Colvin, the teenager who refused to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery bus nearly nine months before the famous Rosa Parks ride. It was Claudette’s case, along with three others, that was heard by the Supreme Court, leading to the end of bus segregation in the U.S.

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  3. Sangre Mexicano, Sima Ballet Folklorico

    February 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Sima Ballet Folklorico presents an evening of culture, dancing and live music from such groups as Mariachi Mexicanismo, Banda Oriente and La Atraxxion Norteña.

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Think Green... Be Green Classes

  1. CLASS FULL: Master Composter Training Course

    February 18, 2017, 8:00 AM - February 25, 2017, 4:30 PM @ Location Provided Upon Registration

    Note: This class is full and no waiting list names will be taken.

    This 16-hour course is designed to give students an in-depth look at composting, including its benefits and challenges. Additionally, students will be introduced to vermi-composting (composting with worms), as well as Bokashi composting. Some of the other elements of this course include hands-on bin building, a tour of Irving’s Hunter Ferrell Landfill and studying the biology of composting under the microscope at North Lake College. All graduates of the course will receive training books, a backyard composting bin, worm bin, T-shirts and a certificate. Students are expected to provide 40 hours of volunteer time back to the community over a 12-month period to help further environmental education.

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