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Animal Services

  1. Beat the Heat with a Cool Cat! Free Adoptions All July

    July 3, 2018 - July 31, 2018 @ Irving Animal Care Campus

    The Irving Animal Care Campus is filled with great pets looking for their dream homes. Animal Services is extending its Adopt-a-Cat month special, waiving adoption fees for cats one year and older; kittens are available for a $50 adoption fee. Vaccinations, spay/neuter, leukemia test and microchip included with all cat adoptions.

    All adoptions must be processed 30 minutes before closing.

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  2. Affordable Spay/Neuter Transport from Irving Animal Care Campus

    July 18, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM @ Irving Animal Care Campus

    Drop off at 7 a.m., and pick up same day. Contact Spay Neuter Network to schedule an appointment and get additional information.

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  3. Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets - Appointments Required

    July 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Spay/Neuter Clinic

    Schedule your appointment to have your pet spayed or neutered at an affordable cost. Pets are dropped off by 8 a.m. and picked up the same day around 4 p.m. Services provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).

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  4. Affordable Vaccinations for Pets - No Appointments Needed

    July 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Irving Animal Care Campus

    Available services include vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm testing, heartworm prevention and flea/tick control. A full set of annual vaccinations for a cat or dog is just $25! Services provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).

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Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    July 19, 2018, 8:00 AM - July 21, 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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  2. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    July 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - July 29, 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.
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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. The Sunflower State Multi-Arts Adventure Camp

    July 16, 2018, 8:00 AM - July 20, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Land of Oz. In Kansas, discover American Indian-inspired fiber art, recycled costumes, Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflowers and much more! For kids 6 to 12.

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  3. Summer Road Trip Fun! Intro to Art Mini-Camp

    July 16, 2018, 9:30 AM - July 20, 2018, 11:30 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Campers will paint, draw and use their imaginations to explore and create a super fun summer road trip along the legendary “Main Street of America,” Route 66. For ages 4 to 5.

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  4. One Act Play Contest, Irving Parks and Recreation

    July 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Cheer on young thespians, ages 7 to 17, from Irving Parks and Recreation Department’s summer drama classes who will perform in short, one-act plays. These students have been encouraged to develop their artistic voices while learning about all aspects of drama and the fundamentals of acting. Awards will be presented for best play, actor and actress.

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  5. George Washington Slept Here, MainStage

    July 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - August 4, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Dupree Theater

    Directed by B.J. Cleveland, MainStage brings a classic comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman to the stage. The central figure in the story, Newton Fuller, just wants “a little place in the country to call his own.” Despite disgust from his city-slicker wife and daughter, Newton drags his family out to their own personal “Green Acres,” a wreck of a homestead with broken windows, falling plaster and a cow in the kitchen. But with a little bit of faith and a lot of guts, maybe Newton can make this house into a home?

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Saturday Farmers Market, Four Seasons Markets

    July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Four Seasons Markets is a European-style market where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe. Shop the market every Saturday, then cool off while browsing the galleries. Farmers Market is located in the North Parking Lot of the Irving Arts Center.

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  9. Bonus Summer Sunday Funday

    July 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suite 200

    Concurrent with the public receptions for the 18th Annual Art Connection Members’ Show and KidsArts/KidsWorks exhibitions, Irving Arts Center will offer free guided craft projects inspired by these two exhibitions. Drop in anytime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to participate!

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  10. America’s Heartland Teen Scene Camp

    July 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Draw inspiration from photographers from America’s heartland and create art inspired by the murals and architecture of Route 66, from the classic kitsch of roadside motels to the grandeur of the St. Louis Gateway Arch. For ages 13 to 16.

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  11. The Show Me State Multi-Arts Adventure Camp

    July 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    “From BoatHenge” and other lawn art creations to small town murals and city scenes, the Show Me State will have you dancing a jazz-inspired number. Campers can don wearable sculptures called “Soundsuits” and will produce art to match these wonders using a variety of materials including special puffy paint, perfect for recreating a Route 66 roadside diner neon sign!

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  12. Saturday Farmers Market, Four Seasons Markets

    July 28, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Four Seasons Markets is a European-style market where ranchers, farmers, specialty food producers and artisanal craftsmen can interact with customers and other vendors in a colorful, exciting, family friendly atmosphere that mimics the village markets popular throughout Europe. Shop the market every Saturday, then cool off while browsing the galleries. The farmers market is located in the North Parking Lot of the Irving Arts Center.

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  13. Cuttin’ Up, IMOC Productions

    July 29, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    A beauty shop experience not to forget, “Cuttin’ Up at The Beauty Shop” is a new stage play from IMOC Productions. Audiences are in for a treat with irreverent, lighthearted comedy taking place in the unlikeliest of settings, the beauty shop! Do not miss this one-night-only engagement!

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  14. Get Your Kicks on Route 66, Theatre Camp with Child’s Play Touring Theater

    July 30, 2018, 8:00 AM - August 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Students create, write, produce and perform an original production guided by the pros from Child’s Play Touring Theater. For ages 7 to 14.

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Keep Irving Beautiful

  1. KIB Staff visits Georgia Farrow Recreation Center

    July 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Georgia Farrow Recreation Center

    KIB staff in partnership with Parks staff will perform environmental skit to help educate youth about the importance of taking care of our community.

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  2. KIB and First Baptist Youth Group Service Project

    July 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Trinity View Park

    KIB and First Baptist Youth Group team up for a park cleanup.

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  3. KIB Environmental Skit for Senter Park Summer Splash Campers

    July 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Senter Park Recreation Center

    Keep Irving Beautiful and Parks staff with the help of our mascots will perform a skit to educate campers about the importance of taking care of our environment.

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  4. KIB visits Emma's House

    July 25, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Emma's House

    KIB staff visits Emma's house and will share information about the different ways we can all help take care of our environment.

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Library Adult Classes

  1. Family Zumba Classes

    July 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    The whole family can try out the popular aerobic exercise method featuring high energy Latin beats. Come to one or all bi-weekly sessions. No experience required.

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  2. Family Zumba Classes

    July 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    The whole family can try out the popular aerobic exercise method featuring high energy Latin beats. Come to one or all bi-weekly sessions. No experience required.

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  3. Family Zumba Classes

    July 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    The whole family can try out the popular aerobic exercise method featuring high energy Latin beats. Come to one or all bi-weekly sessions. No experience required.

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  4. Family Zumba Classes

    July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    The whole family can try out the popular aerobic exercise method featuring high energy Latin beats. Come to one or all bi-weekly sessions. No experience required.

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  5. Knowledge is Power Homebuying Series: Step 4 - Understand the Option Period

    July 28, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    This free homebuying series walks you through the process step-by-step, from start to finish. The programs also offer information and tips for financial literacy, including how to budget your finances and build generational wealth. Each session features a panel with a neighborhood realtor, financial planner, loan officer, title company representative and guest speaker. Refreshments are provided along with prize giveaways throughout the series. Don't miss a step of these informative seminars!

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Live to Read Book Club discusses Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change

    July 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    A book can change your life! This month, we discuss the book Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change by Susan David. This program focuses on titles to improve body, mind and spirit. Walk-ins welcome!

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  2. SRC @ South: A Rock, Paper, Scissors Craftapalooza

    July 17, 2018, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #2

    Exercise your creativity during this extended “Craft Like Crazy” session featuring rock painting, quilling, paper mosaics and card-making. All materials are provided.This make-it-and-take-it program is open to adults and teens.

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  3. Irving Writers Salon

    July 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Meet fellow local writers interested in sharing their latest work and improving techniques at the Irving Writers Salon. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month at the West Irving Library. The Salon is open to all levels of writers, whether you have a working manuscript or are just starting out on your writing journey. Readers are welcome to join in to listen and provide feedback. Writers are encouraged to bring samples of their work to share, but it’s not required.

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  4. Meditation Workshop

    July 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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  5. Encuentra Paz Interior: Find Inner Peace Bilingual Meditation Series

    July 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library

    This free Spanish language meditation program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Classes will take place from 7-8 p.m., every Wednesday in the South Library Board Room. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome.

    Este programa gratuito de meditación en español es presentado por DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Clases se llevarán a cabo de 7 a 8 p.m. todos los miércoles en South Library. Todas las edades son bienvenidos.

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  6. I "Heart" YA Book Club discusses Moxie

    July 18, 2018, 7:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    This month, we'll discuss Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, featuring a small-town Texas teenager who is a force to be reckoned with --- she's had enough with the way things are in her community, and launches an uprising. I "Heart" YA is a book club for those of us who can't get enough of Young Adult literature. Come connect with fellow readers as we discuss a wide range of YA books. Refreshments will be served. Adults and teens are welcome.

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  7. Knot Your Grandmother's Crochet

    July 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Knot Your Grandmother's Crochet is a community of people who want to learn how to crochet, or just want to stitch and chat. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned stitcher, we've got a place for you at the table! Join us for a fun time of crochet and conversation and see that the options are endless.

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  8. Rockin’ Movie: Grease

    July 19, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    It’s the 40th anniversary of the movie "Grease." Join us for a showing of this classic movie, and sing along with Olivia Newton John and John Travolta. Ages 13+

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  9. SRC @ Valley Ranch: Guitar Pick Flower Magnets

    July 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Make your own beautiful guitar pick flower magnets to display your photos or important reminders. For adults only. This program is part of the Color Me Calm and Craft series.

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  10. Meditation Workshop

    July 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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  11. Unicorns in Space! Book Club discusses International Fantasy & Sci-Fi

    July 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    If you enjoy science fiction or fantasy, from space opera to high fantasy, steampunk to just plain weird, then join us for book talk with Unicorns in Space.

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  12. Mujeres Creativas: Pinta Caritas/Face Painting

    July 25, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    Part 2 in the series on how to paint faces for parties or profit.

    Each session of this series introduces a guest speaker or offers an enjoyable craft or activity. For creative women!

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  13. Encuentra Paz Interior: Find Inner Peace Bilingual Meditation Series

    July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    This free Spanish language meditation program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Classes will take place from 7-8 p.m., every Wednesday in the South Library Board Room. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome.

    Este programa gratuito de meditación en español es presentado por DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Clases se llevarán a cabo de 7 a 8 p.m. todos los miércoles en South Library. Todas las edades son bienvenidos.

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  14. SRC @ West Trivia on the Patio: Musicals

    July 26, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Croon along with the Cats soundtrack? Hum along to Hamilton? Test yourself to find out if trivia questions about popular Broadway musicals strike a chord.

    Every other Thursday, join fellow trivia lovers for a friendly game show contest to see who really knows it all in a variety of topics, from world history to pop culture. Ages 16 and up.

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  15. SRC @ West Craftworks: Record Bowls

    July 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Melt down some hot hits to make a catchall mini-bowl! For ages 16 and up.

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  16. Cook the Book: A Cooking Book Club

    July 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then hang onto your spatula! We pick the cookbook; you choose and make a recipe. Then we all partake. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Novices will have the chance to learn from more experienced cooks, and the experienced cooks will have a chance to show off and share their amazing skills. Stop by the Valley Ranch Library Reference Desk to register for the book club and pick your recipe.

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  17. SRC @ Valley Ranch Movie Musicals: Les Miserables

    July 28, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    "Libraries Rock" and so do these movies! We'll play tribute to famous musical films all summer long. The movies in the 4 p.m. series are rated PG-13, and are for ages 13 and above.

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  18. Book Lover's Happy Hour: Libraries Rock

    July 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Bookworms have been taking center stage in several recent novels and memoirs. What are some great, or not so great, books that revolve around the reading life?

    This book club meets every other month. Join us as we mix it up with different discussion themes each time.

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  19. Meditation Workshop

    July 31, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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Library Events

  1. SRC @ South: Lit's Alive presents The Phantom of the Opera

    July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Watch a hit musical on the big screen! We'll be showing the 2004 movie adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera (rated PG-13), featuring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum. Crafts and refreshments are provided. For ages 13 and up.

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  2. Sweet & Salty Love YA Author Panel

    July 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Love is sweet and sometimes a little bit salty! Join us for an evening with authors Maurene Goo, Amy Spalding, and Siobhan Vivian who will discuss books, summer, love, and how food helps bring their characters together. Audience Q&A, book sales, & author signing to follow. For more information, call (972) 721-2606.

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  3. SRC @ South: Friday Night Library presents The Greatest Show on Earth

    July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Come one, come all! We'll clown around at the library with games and crafts for the entire family. At 8 p.m., belt out your favorite tunes and "come alive!" with a special sing-along showing of The Greatest Showman!

    This Summer Reading Challenge program is sponsored by the Friends of the Irving Public Library and is part of the Friday Night Library series.

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Library Kids

  1. SRC @ East: The Pipdillys in The Musical Trickolini

    July 16, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    It’s show time and the Pipdillys’ mysterious guest, Trickolini, is missing. Bo and Gigi jump-start the show with original songs, amazing magic, hilarious comedy, and lots of audience participation. Don’t miss the surprise twist!

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  2. SRC @ West: Monday Movie

    July 16, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Each Monday, families enjoy an animated feature. Call the West Library at (972) 721-2691 for the movie title.

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  3. SRC @ West: Gregg KaZam Magic Show

    July 17, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Don’t blink! But have fun and be amazed by magic! This Summer Reading Challenge program is sponsored by the Friends of the Irving Public Library.

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  4. SRC @ Valley Ranch: A Magical Experience with Magician Marty Westerman

    July 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Kids in Grades K-5. Prepare to be dazzled and amazed by magician Marty Westerman. It’ll surely leave you wanting more! This Summer Reading Challenge program is sponsored by the Friends of the Irving Public Library.

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  5. SRC @ South: Storyteller DeeCee Cornish

    July 19, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Listen to stories performed by DeCee Cornish, an oral historian, writer, and educator. 

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  6. LEGO My Library

    July 20, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Put your creativity on display as you build with LEGOs!

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  7. Tiny Tinkers @ West Irving Library

    July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Children in pre-school to kindergarten will learn coding and building concepts by completing simple and engaging challenges using DUPLOs, Codepillars, and Beebots and more. This program is supported by the Friends of the Irving Public Library, through an award provided by Irving ShareTank.

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  8. Summer Movie with Snacks: Wreck It Ralph (rated PG)

    July 21, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Kids and teens, ages 18 and younger, are invited to beat the heat with a popular film and healthy snack. No identification or library card is required. Healthy snacks are administered at the East Branch throughout the summer Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Supplied by the Texas Department of Agriculture through Irving Independent School District Food and Nutrition Services.

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  9. Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks Book Club discusses Geronimo Stilton's Flight of the Red Bandit (special time)

    July 21, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 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 The Flight of the Red Bandit.

    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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  10. Kids Only Book Club discusses Hello Universe

    July 21, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Discuss Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly at the July 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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  11. SRC @ East: Strike, Scrape, and Shake Show with Mark Shelton

    July 23, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    This is a high energy one-man show that treats students to world-class percussion performances by Mark Shelton. Learn about the history of percussion and enjoy the sounds of the snare drum, rhythm bones, hammered dulcimer, handpan, electronic percussion, and more.

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  12. SRC @ West: Monday Movie

    July 23, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Each Monday, families enjoy an animated feature. Call the West Library at (972) 721-2691 for the movie title.

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  13. SRC @ West: Rod The Puppet Guy Show

    July 24, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Puppeteer Rod Butler will be presenting a variety of funny puppet plays. Kids will enjoy being part of the show! This Summer Reading Challenge program is sponsored by the Friends of the Irving Public Library.

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  14. SRC @ West: Eric Nadel Storytime

    July 25, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announcer Eric Nadel will hit a home run with little readers at a special storytime featuring The William Hoy Story by Nancy Churnin. The William Hoy Story, about a deaf baseball player who changed the game, is a 2017 Storytelling World Resource Award Honor Book and a finalist for the North Texas Book Festival Best Children's Books award.

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  15. SRC @ Valley Ranch: Matt Tardy Juggler & Contortionist

    July 25, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Grades K-5. Matt Tardy presents a high-energy stunt show filled with hilarious comedy, audience interaction and world-class juggling. This Summer Reading Challenge program is sponsored by the Friends of the Irving Public Library.

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  16. SRC @ East: Karaoke

    July 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Rock out to your favorite songs! Kids and teens ages 10+ are welcome to join.

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  17. Tiny Tinkers @ Valley Ranch Library

    July 27, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Children in preschool through Kindergarten (ages 4-6) will be introduced to coding and building concepts using stories, DUPLOs, Codepillars, and Beebots. Participants are challenged to complete simple and engaging activities in this 45-minute program. This program is supported by the Friends of the Irving Public Library, through an award provided by Irving ShareTank.

    Space is limited to 24 pairs of participants (parent and child) and tickets are required. Please contact Valley Ranch Library for more information.

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  18. SRC @ South: Perot Museum presents Fire and Ice

    July 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Rock your world by discovering more about it! Young scientists learn about states of matter, basic behavior of atoms and molecules, physical and chemical changes of matter, and more.

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  19. SRC Family Movie Musicals: Moana

    July 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    "Libraries Rock" and so do these movies! The entire family is invited to watch and pay tribute to famous musical films all summer long.

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  20. Summer Movie with Snacks: Winnie the Pooh (rated G)

    July 28, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Kids and teens, ages 18 and younger, are invited to beat the heat with a popular film and healthy snack. No identification or library card is required. Healthy snacks are administered at the East Branch throughout the summer Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Supplied by the Texas Department of Agriculture through Irving Independent School District Food and Nutrition Services.

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  21. SRC @ East: Brett Roberts presents Rockin' Bubbles

    July 30, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Children are special, in fact, they ROCK! Rockin’ Bubbles uses bubbles and magic to teach children how special they are.

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  22. SRC @ West: Monday Movie

    July 30, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Each Monday, families enjoy an animated feature. Call the West Library at (972) 721-2691 for the movie title.

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  23. SRC @ West: Safari Greg Comedy Animal Show

    July 31, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Go on safari with a show full of laughs, surprises and animals! This Summer Reading Challenge program is sponsored by the Friends of the Irving Public Library.

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Library Teens

  1. SRC @ South: DIY Geek Chic presents Rock Your Book with Book Beau

    July 16, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Protect your books! Benita Botello, founder of Book Beau, will teach how to make custom book sleeves to protect your favorite reads from travel wear-and-tear. You'll then be able to throw your books in your backpack or purse with no more worries about crinkled or smashed pages! For grades 6-12.

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  2. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting

    July 18, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Interested in joining our Teen Advisory Board? You can help with teen programs, get volunteer hours and meet new friends! Join us at 3 p.m. for our meeting to find out more!

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  3. Rockin’ Movie: Grease

    July 19, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    It’s the 40th anniversary of the movie "Grease". Join us for a showing of this classic movie, and sing along with Olivia Newton John and John Travolta. Ages 13+

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  4. SRC @ Valley Ranch: I Love Light Rock

    July 19, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Teens in grades 6-12. Design your own music-themed lampshade by poking holes in them.

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  5. Girls Who Code

    July 21, 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 July 16 at the Valley Ranch Library Information Desk. Participants must bring their own laptops.

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  6. Summer Movie with Snacks: Wreck It Ralph (rated PG)

    July 21, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Kids and teens, ages 18 and younger, are invited to beat the heat with a popular film and healthy snack. No identification or library card is required. Healthy snacks are administered at the East Branch throughout the summer Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Supplied by the Texas Department of Agriculture through Irving Independent School District Food and Nutrition Services.

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  7. SRC @ South: Science & More-POP! Rocks

    July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Explore chemical reactions as we combine various sodas with pop rocks and more, and see which provides the biggest POP! Dress for a mess. For grades 6-12.

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  8. SRC @ East: Karaoke

    July 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    Rock out to your favorite songs! Kids and teens ages 10+ are welcome to join.

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  9. SRC @ West: Music Trivia

    July 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    We'll play clips from songs and videos to see how quickly you can name that tune! For grades 6-12.

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  10. Young Adult Library Leaders (Y'ALL)

    July 26, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For teens in grades 6-12. Do you have big ideas and a creative flair? Join Y'ALL and earn volunteer hours for helping the Valley Ranch Library plan and implement teen programs! Socialize with friends and help make the library a more teen-friendly place. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. Pick up an application at the Information Desk.

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  11. Summer Movie with Snacks: Winnie the Pooh (rated G)

    July 28, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Kids and teens, ages 18 and younger, are invited to beat the heat with a popular film and healthy snack. No identification or library card is required. Healthy snacks are administered at the East Branch throughout the summer Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Supplied by the Texas Department of Agriculture through Irving Independent School District Food and Nutrition Services.

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  12. SRC @ Valley Ranch Movie Musicals: Les Miserables

    July 28, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library

    "Libraries Rock" and so do these movies! We'll play tribute to famous musical films all summer long. The movies in the 4 p.m. series are rated PG-13, and are for ages 13 and above.

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  13. SRC @ South: Rock Your Code with LEGO Guitars

    July 30, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Rock your programming skills by following blueprints to build a LEGO BOOST guitar, while learning coding basics that will bring your music playlist to life. Space is limited.

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Meetings

  1. Firemens Relief and Retirement Fund Board

    July 16, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  2. Supplemental Benefit Plan

    July 16, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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  3. Arts Board Visual Arts Committee

    July 16, 2018, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

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  4. Arts Board Finance Committee

    July 16, 2018, 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

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  5. Arts Board

    July 16, 2018, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

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  6. Planning and Zoning Commission

    July 16, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  7. Self Insurance Claims Board

    July 17, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  8. ICVB Community Relations Committee

    July 17, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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  9. Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 1 Board

    July 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  10. Civil Service Commission

    July 17, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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  11. Transportation and Natural Resources Committee

    July 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  12. City Council Work Session

    July 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  13. Housing and Human Services Board

    July 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  14. Public Safety Committee

    July 19, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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  15. Planning and Development Committee

    July 19, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  16. City Council Meeting

    July 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  17. ICVB Board Executive Committee

    July 20, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  18. ICVB Board

    July 23, 2018, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

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  19. ICVB Board Executive Committee

    July 24, 2018, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Nike Basketball Camp for Boys

    July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018 @ Senter Park Recreation Center

    For boys ages 8-16.

    Participants will receive:

    • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and basketball IQ.
    • Focus on strength and conditioning, shooting technique and positional work.
    • Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court game.
    In addition, camp participants will receive a Nike Basketball Camp T-shirt, workbook, wristband and more.

    Camp is directed by Charles Stoker of Pro Level Training.

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  2. Teen Field Trip: Dyno-Rock Climbing Center/West Aquatics

    July 18, 2018, All Day @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    The field trip series is open to youth, ages 12-17, and transportation is provided. Participants should bring a sack lunch. Trip requires a parental waiver to be completed prior to departure.

    Payment for field trips must be made at the time of registration; space is limited. Participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to departure for field trip. Staff does not condone disrespectful or illegal behavior. Parents will be notified of children who have behavior problems during field trips. In serious cases, parents may be required to pick up child from field trip location, and/or child may be denied from attending future field trips.

    Field trips are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Interested participants may sign up online or in person at Lively Pointe Youth Center, 909 N. O’Connor Road. For more information, call (972) 721-8090.

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  3. Diabetes Prevention Class

    July 19, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Designed for those diagnosed prediabetic, this class educates attendees on how to prevent the disease. Open to adults 18 and older.

    Register in-person at the Heritage Senior Center office or by calling instructor Frances Rizo at (214) 336-9757.

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  4. Nike Basketball Camp for Girls

    July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018 @ Senter Park Recreation Center

    For girls ages 8-16.

    Participants will receive:

    • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and basketball IQ.
    • Focus on strength and conditioning, shooting technique and positional work.
    • Off-court discussions and activities to enhance on-court game.
    In addition, camp participants will receive a Nike Basketball Camp T-shirt, workbook, wristband and more.

    Camp is directed by Charles Stoker of Pro Level Training.

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  5. 2018 Summer Games: Tennis

    July 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Irving High School

    Youth, ages 11-17, will enjoy competing in this two-week, Olympic-style Summer Games. From water volleyball to basketball, and team sports to one-on-one activities, there is a competition for everyone.

    During practices, participants will learn various sports techniques such as exercises that increase strength and endurance, as well as lessons in teamwork that will help lead them to victory. Each recreation center will be represented by an official Summer Games team. Medals will be given to winners. All levels of play are welcome.

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  6. 2018 Summer Games: Chess/Dominoes

    July 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Youth, ages 11-17, will enjoy competing in this two-week, Olympic-style Summer Games. From water volleyball to basketball, and team sports to one-on-one activities, there is a competition for everyone.

    During practices, participants will learn various sports techniques such as exercises that increase strength and endurance, as well as lessons in teamwork that will help lead them to victory. Each recreation center will be represented by an official Summer Games team. Medals will be given to winners. All levels of play are welcome.

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  7. 2018 Summer Games: Table Tennis

    July 24, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Senter Park Recreation Center

    Youth, ages 11-17, will enjoy competing in this two-week, Olympic-style Summer Games. From water volleyball to basketball, and team sports to one-on-one activities, there is a competition for everyone.

    During practices, participants will learn various sports techniques such as exercises that increase strength and endurance, as well as lessons in teamwork that will help lead them to victory. Each recreation center will be represented by an official Summer Games team. Medals will be given to winners. All levels of play are welcome.

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  8. 2018 Summer Games: Indoor Soccer

    July 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Senter Park Recreation Center / Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Youth, ages 11-17, will enjoy competing in this two-week, Olympic-style Summer Games. From water volleyball to basketball, and team sports to one-on-one activities, there is a competition for everyone.

    During practices, participants will learn various sports techniques such as exercises that increase strength and endurance, as well as lessons in teamwork that will help lead them to victory. Each recreation center will be represented by an official Summer Games team. Medals will be given to winners. All levels of play are welcome.

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  9. 2018 Summer Games: Water Volleyball

    July 26, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Irving Aquatic Center

    Youth, ages 11-17, will enjoy competing in this two-week, Olympic-style Summer Games. From water volleyball to basketball, and team sports to one-on-one activities, there is a competition for everyone.

    During practices, participants will learn various sports techniques such as exercises that increase strength and endurance, as well as lessons in teamwork that will help lead them to victory. Each recreation center will be represented by an official Summer Games team. Medals will be given to winners. All levels of play are welcome.

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  10. Diabetes Prevention Class

    July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Designed for those diagnosed prediabetic, this class educates attendees on how to prevent the disease. Open to adults 18 and older.

    Register in-person at the Heritage Senior Center office or by calling instructor Frances Rizo at (214) 336-9757.

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  11. 2018 Summer Games: 7-on-7 Flag Football

    July 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Trinity View Park

    Youth, ages 11-17, will enjoy competing in this two-week, Olympic-style Summer Games. From water volleyball to basketball, and team sports to one-on-one activities, there is a competition for everyone.

    During practices, participants will learn various sports techniques such as exercises that increase strength and endurance, as well as lessons in teamwork that will help lead them to victory. Each recreation center will be represented by an official Summer Games team. Medals will be given to winners. All levels of play are welcome.

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  12. PlayStation Soccer Tournament - FIFA 2019

    July 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Georgia Farrow Recreation Center

    Gamers age 11-17 are invited to challenge each other in a video gaming tournament featuring FIFA 2019. Free.

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  13. 2018 Summer Games: Kickball

    July 30, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Trinity View Park

    Youth, ages 11-17, will enjoy competing in this two-week, Olympic-style Summer Games. From water volleyball to basketball, and team sports to one-on-one activities, there is a competition for everyone.

    During practices, participants will learn various sports techniques such as exercises that increase strength and endurance, as well as lessons in teamwork that will help lead them to victory. Each recreation center will be represented by an official Summer Games team. Medals will be given to winners. All levels of play are welcome.

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  14. 2018 Summer Games: Volleyball

    July 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Senter Park Recreation Center

    Youth, ages 11-17, will enjoy competing in this two-week, Olympic-style Summer Games. From water volleyball to basketball, and team sports to one-on-one activities, there is a competition for everyone.

    During practices, participants will learn various sports techniques such as exercises that increase strength and endurance, as well as lessons in teamwork that will help lead them to victory. Each recreation center will be represented by an official Summer Games team. Medals will be given to winners. All levels of play are welcome.

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Solid Waste Services

  1. Hunter Ferrell Landfill Opens at 9 a.m.

    July 25, 2018, All Day @ Hunter Ferrell Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

    The Hunter Ferrell Landfill Scalehouse and Administration Complex opens at 9 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month to accommodate staff training.

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