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Animal Services

  1. Clear the Shelters Day

    August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Adoption Kennels

    Irving residents should mark their calendars and clear their schedules for Aug. 18 - Clear the Shelters day. Irving Animal Services will team with NBC5, Telemundo 39 and NBCUniversal, along with shelters across North Texas and the rest of the country, for a national adoption event that helped more than 70,000 animals find homes in 2017.

    Organizers hope residents will join the effort to make the 2018 event even bigger and better.

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Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    August 16, 2018, 8:00 AM - August 18, 2018, 6:30 PM @ North Lake Natatorium

    Want to learn skills that will help you save lives? Become a certified lifeguard.

    Prerequisite: Minimum age 15. Successful skills test, which includes 300-yard continuous swim; a 10-pound brick retrieval from 7 to 10 feet depth of water followed by a 20-yard return carrying the brick; and treading water for two minutes without using hands. Test must be completed one week before class or must have instructor approval.

    Successful completion of the course will result in American Red Cross Life Guard/First Aid, CPR-Professional Rescuer, and AED certifications.

    Register in person at the North Lake Aquatic Center, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. For more information, call Aquatics Coordinator Daniel Farran at (469) 446-0201 or Chris Trevino at (469) 435-1626.
    * Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis.

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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    July 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018 @ Irving Arts Center

    The exhibition aims to explore the idea of travel and American culture through interactive photography. Vernacular photographs taken in the 1950s and ‘60s are featured and paired with contemporary photographs Natalie Slater shot along the modern day Route 66, from the same locations and vantage points. The images are backlit and overlaid inside interactive light boxes to create a unique road trip experience, with a view towards both past and present. Exhibit located in Carpenter Lobby. Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday

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  2. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    July 21, 2018 - August 18, 2018 @ Irving Arts Center

    Two- and three-dimensional artworks by artists of all ages. Prizes are presented in three categories: Youth, Nonprofessional and Professional with an overall “Best of Show” prize also awarded. In celebration of the iconic Route 66, participating members have been invited to create artwork that explores the sights and history along America’s great Mother Road and/or the theme of road trips and summer vacations. Reception July 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday

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  3. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    July 21, 2018 - August 25, 2018 @ Irving Arts Center

    Artwork from Irving Arts Center’s summer art campers are featured. Through photography, painting, sculpture and more, see how these talented young artists were inspired by the summer camp. Exhibit located in Focus Gallery. Reception July 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday

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  4. Saturday Farmers Market, Four Seasons Markets

    August 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Experience the European-style market where farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe. Shop the market on Saturday, then cool off while browsing the galleries. Located in the North parking lot.

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Library Adult Classes

  1. US Citizenship Class Registration

    August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    At this event, register for a free 13-week Citizenship exam preparation class series taking place Saturdays from Aug. 25 - Nov. 17 at the East Branch Library. Offered by Catholic Charities of Dallas. Child care will not be provided. Call 866-223-7500 for more information and registration requirements.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Creating Sanity: Washi Tape Wall Art

    August 18, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Leave the kids at home to grab a little “me” time and get crafty with us! This month, join us to make wall art personalized with your own favorites colors, textures, and designs.

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Library Events

  1. Friends of the Irving Public Library Teachers' Book Sale

    August 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Friends of Irving Public Library Warehouse

    Teachers: Just in time for back to school, get children's books at these unbelievable prices --- paperbacks are .25 each and hardbacks are .50 each. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted, and proceeds benefit the Irving Public Library. While you're there, meet and greet library staff, enjoy refreshments from 9 a.m. to noon, and grab this opportunity to sign up for a library card. Can’t make it in the morning? No worries! The sale opens to the public at noon and runs until 5 p.m. The Irving Public Library Summer Reading Challenge is made possible by the Friends of the Library.

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  2. Friends August Back to School Book Sale

    August 18, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Friends of Irving Public Library Warehouse

    Just in time for the new school year, check out an amazing selection of children's books at unbelievable prices--- paperbacks are .25 each and hardbacks are .50 each. Books for adults and teens also available. All members of the general public are invited. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted, and proceeds benefit the Irving Public Library.

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  3. Carranza Puppets Presents, “Aladdin’s Lamp”

    August 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ West Irving Library

    The Carranza Puppet Theater, from Houston, Texas will be visiting the West Library for a special performance of “Aladdin’s Lamp.” Funded in-part with a grant from the Texas Commission of the Arts.

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Library Kids

  1. Science in 30: Bubbleology

    August 18, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time! Children must be able to attend independently. Grades 1-5 only.

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  2. Carranza Puppets Presents, “Aladdin’s Lamp”

    August 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    The Carranza Puppet Theater, from Houston, Texas will be visiting the West Library for a special performance of “Aladdin’s Lamp.” Funded in-part with a grant from the Texas Commission of the Arts.

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  3. Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks Book Club discusses Geronimo Stilton's Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro

    August 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Discovery Zone

    Grades 1-3 discuss a travel-themed book and participate in related activities, including a craft. Free chapter books are given out monthly. Limited to the first 10 children. This month's selection is Geronimo Stilton's Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro.

    This book club meets on the South Irving Library's 2nd floor in study room "C," next to the Kids' Zone and the Discovery Zone area.

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  4. Kids Only Book Club discusses Sunny Side Up

    August 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Discuss Sunny Side Up by Jennifer and Matthew Holm at the August Kids Only Book Club. KOBC is for children in grades 4-6 to discuss a book and participate in related activities.

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Library Teens

  1. Girls Who Code

    August 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to join up every other Saturday and learn how to code! We'll learn HTML, SQL, JavaScript and CSS for websites, animation and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-up for this class begins on August 13 at the Valley Ranch Library Information Desk. Participants must bring their own laptops.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Crop Til U Drop Scrapbooking Event

    August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Enjoy a day of scrapbooking and meet fellow enthusiasts. Work on your own projects to capture your favorite memories. Open to ages 18 and older. Cost is $7 for half day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or $10 for both sessions. Registration deadline is Aug. 15.

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