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Animal Services

  1. Irving Animal Services Volunteer Orientation

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Multipurpose Room

    Do you want to make a difference in animals' lives? Do you need a regular furry-friend fix? Become a volunteer at Irving Animal Services (IAS). Join us for Volunteer Orientation! With a variety of volunteer positions available, there is sure to be something that suits your interests, talents and schedule.

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  2. Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets - Appointments Required

    December 27, 2019, 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. Services provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).

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  3. Affordable Vaccinations for Pets - No Appointments Needed

    December 27, 2019, 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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AquaStars

  1. AquaStars Swim Program

    December 8, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Heritage Aquatic Center

    AquaStars provides special needs children with an opportunity to sidestep crowds and experience the excitement of play in an indoor, 20-yard, temperature-controlled lap pool. The Heritage Aquatic Center’s ammenities include an accessible ramp, accessible chair lift and water chair, making it an ideal location for the AquaStars program. The city will provide the appropriate lifeguard and staffing ratios, as well as access to waterproof wheelchairs. The program is custom-designed to children with special needs, ages 18 and younger. Participants must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. For more information about the AquaStars Program, please call (972) 721-7311.

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Aquatics

  1. Red Cross Lifeguard Class

    December 26, 2019 - December 28, 2019 @ 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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City of Irving Events

  1. Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas Chili Cook-Off

    December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Heritage Park

    Contestants can enter the Chili Cook-Off for $10.

    Chili enthusiasts can taste entries for $5. The event will feature various family friendly attractions. Santa Claus will be making an appearance, and donations of new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items will be accepted.

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  2. Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas Food and Toy Drive Drop-Off

    December 10, 2019, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Walmart

    Irving Police and Fire staff will collect new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items.

    Each year, Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas helps more than 400 families during the holidays, delivery presents and meals to less fortunate families in Irving.

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  3. Irving Police and Fire Blue Christmas Pancake Breakfast

    December 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Plymouth Park Baptist Church

    At the breakfast, plates of pancakes, bacon and sausage cost $10 for adults and $5 for ages 10 and younger. The event will feature various family friendly attractions. Santa Claus will be making an appearance, and Police and Fire staff will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items.

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Holidays

  1. Christmas Holiday - No Trash Pickup / City Offices Closed

    December 24, 2019, All Day @ Various city facilities

    There will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection Dec. 24. In addition the following facilities will be closed:

    • City Hall
    • The Hunter Ferrell Landfill, libraries and recreation centers
    • The Heritage Senior Center
    • The North Lake Natatorium and Heritage Aquatic Center
    • The Irving Arts Center

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  2. Christmas Holiday - No Trash Pickup / City Offices Closed

    December 25, 2019, All Day @ Various city facilities

    There will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection Dec. 25. In addition the following facilities will be closed:

    • City Hall
    • The Hunter Ferrell Landfill, libraries and recreation centers
    • The Heritage Senior Center
    • The North Lake Natatorium and Heritage Aquatic Center
    • The Irving Arts Center

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Irving Arts Center

  1. In the Arts Center's Galleries

    December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center

    Free guided gallery tours are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.
    * 27th Annual Holiday Exhibition and Tree Decorating Competition | Main Gallery | Dec. 1-31
    * 2019 IAA Traveling Animal Art Exhibition | Main Gallery | Through Jan. 12
    * Ed Wheeler: Santa Classics | Focus Gallery | Nov. 16- Jan. 12
    * Some Illustrator: Pictures by Melissa Sweet | Dupree Lobby | Through Jan. 26 * Season’s Greetings: Holiday Cards by Celebrated Artists from The Monroe Wheeler Archive | Carpenter Lobby Gallery | Through Jan. 12

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

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  2. 27th Annual Holiday Open House

    December 6, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    The free holiday open house features complimentary refreshments, holiday cookies, decorated trees and art. Activities for the family include the opportunity to snap a selfie with Santa, rides on the Polar Express Train in the Sculpture Garden, stilt-walkers, a caricature artist, holiday art projects and greeting card stations. A number of free performances also are offered during the open house including one by Artrageous! Artrageous features colorful live painting to rock and pop music inspired by the troupe’s vocalists, musicians and dancers.

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  3. ARTrageous! - Arts Center Holiday Open House Performance

    December 6, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    At the conclusion of Irving Arts Center’s Annual Holiday Open House, ARTrageous will deliver a performance featuring colorful, live painting to rock and pop music inspired by the troupe’s vocalists, musicians and dancers. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30 p.m. No advanced tickets or reservations will be offered.

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  4. “The Nutcracker”

    December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019 @ Carpenter Hall

    Ballet Ensemble of Texas presents their exquisite, annual production of “The Nutcracker” for general audiences, as well as balletomanes who follow the dancers of tomorrow!

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  5. Santa Saturdays with Holiday Cards and Crafts

    December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Don't get caught waiting hours in line for a mall Santa! Take selfies with Santa, make holiday cards and crafts, and enjoy holiday decorations throughout Irving Arts Center.

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  6. Second Sunday Funday: A Holiday of Masterpieces

    December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Every second Sunday, Irving Arts Center hosts Family Funday ? offering free craft projects that are fun for the whole family. Guided tours of the exhibitions will be offered at 2:30 p.m. All supplies are provided.

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  7. “Have Yourself a Broadway Little Christmas”

    December 12, 2019 - December 14, 2019 @ Dupree Theater

    Presented by MainStage. “Have Yourself a Broadway Little Christmas” brings together favorite holiday songs made famous through Broadway shows and movie musicals. Guests will be swept away by hits from Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” “Mame,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Songs for a New World,” “Holiday Inn,” Broadway’s “Elf” and many more. The evening will conclude with a holiday sing-along and auction.

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  8. “Holiday in Sound”

    December 13, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    The Irving Symphonic Band marches into the holidays with the sounds of the season.

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  9. Santa Saturdays with Holiday Cards and Crafts

    December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Don't get caught waiting hours in line for a mall Santa! Take selfies with Santa, make holiday cards and crafts, and enjoy holiday decorations throughout Irving Arts Center.

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  10. “Home for the Holidays”

    December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Irving Symphony Orchestra rings in the holidays with a performance featuring soprano Haley Sicking, guest artists and The Irving Chorale.

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  11. “Connections: Great American Landscapes”

    December 15, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Presented by New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, the program features Jerome Moross’ music for the film “Big Country,” William Grant Still’s “The Far West Suite,” Aaron Copeland’s suite from the ballet “Appalachian Spring” and Ferde Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite.”

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  12. “The Nutcracker”

    December 21, 2019, All Day @ Dupree Theater

    The student performance company of Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet in Colleyville, Texas, performs “The Nutcracker.“

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  13. Santa Saturdays with Holiday Cards and Crafts

    December 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center

    Don't get caught waiting hours in line for a mall Santa! Take selfies with Santa, make holiday cards and crafts, and enjoy holiday decorations throughout Irving Arts Center.

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  14. Nicholas Newton in Concert

    December 21, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Carpenter Hall

    Presented by Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra. The concert features Nicholas Newton on bass baritone, a holiday sing-along and performances of classical holiday compositions by composers such as Pietro Locatelli and Michael Torke.

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Library Events

  1. Winterfest: Kids Crafternoon (tickets required)

    December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Kids in grades 1-5 and adults who accompany them are invited to create a craft to enhance problem-solving and creativity. Tickets are required.

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  2. Lit's Alive: Little Women Christmas

    December 7, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic comes alive with carols performed by Smooth Brew musical quartet, hot chocolate, cookies and holiday crafts. Stop by after the City Hall Tree-Lighting ceremony. Part of the Lit’s Alive: Classic Literature Resurrected program series.

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  3. Winterfest: Jingle Bells, Bells, Bells

    December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Families will enjoy an interactive holiday musical concert presented by performer and storyteller Rochelle Rabouin.

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  4. Winterfest Family Movie Matinee: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

    December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Watch this adventure on the big screen, featuring a young girl on a quest to find a magical key in a fantasy world of toys and mice. Rated PG.

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  5. Posadas Holiday Celebration

    December 14, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ East Branch Library

    The annual Posadas holiday tradition continues with a performance by Ballet Folklorico Dos Tierras, crafts, music, cuisine, and a visit from Dr. René Saldaña, celebrated children’s author of the Mickey Rangel Mysteries series and “The Jumping Tree.”

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  6. Winterfest: Flutasia Holiday Concert

    December 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Lobby

    Get into the spirit of the season with the Fourth Annual Holiday Concert featuring the Flutasia Flute Choir.

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  7. Winterfest: Pictures with Santa (tickets required)

    December 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    We will bring Santa, and you bring your camera to capture the moment. Tickets are required.

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  8. Party with the Grinch

    December 21, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    With treats, crafts, and play, everyone's hearts will grow three sizes this day! Join us for an afternoon of Grinchy good family fun, including taking photos with the classic character himself. Please bring your own phone or camera to take pictures.

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  9. Libraries Closed

    December 24, 2019, All Day @ East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road.
    South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Rd.

    Library locations will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

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  10. Libraries Closed

    December 25, 2019, All Day @ East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road.
    South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Rd.

    Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25.

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  11. Winterfest Family Movie Matinee: Miracle on 34th Street

    December 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Watch the classic Miracle on 34th Street on the big screen! Rated PG.

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  12. Noon Year's Eve @ South Irving Library

    December 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Ring in the New Year with a party for pint-sized revelers. Instead of staying up past bedtime, children will be wide awake for a festive countdown to noon. The following locations will host events beginning at the following times:

    10:30 a.m., South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    11 a.m., Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    11:30 a.m., West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.

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  13. Winterfest & Noon Year's Eve @ Valley Ranch Library

    December 31, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Join us at the final event of Valley Ranch Library's Winterfest 2019 with crafts and a bubbly Noon Year's countdown. The following locations will host events for all ages beginning at the following times:

    10:30 a.m., South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    11 a.m., Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    11:30 a.m., West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.

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  14. Noon Year's Eve @ West Irving Library

    December 31, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Ring in the New Year with a party for pint-sized revelers. Instead of staying up past bedtime, children will be wide awake for a festive countdown to noon. The following locations will host events beginning at the following times:

    10:30 a.m., South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
    11 a.m., Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
    11:30 a.m., West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road.

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Meetings

  1. ICVB Board & Business Development Committee

    December 6, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Conference Room

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  2. Parks and Recreation Board

    December 9, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  3. Complete Count Committee

    December 9, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Study

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  4. Advisory Committee on Disabilities

    December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ First Floor City Council Conference Room

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  5. ICVB Executive Committee

    December 13, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Floor Conference Room

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  6. ICVB Board

    December 16, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM @ Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Comedy Night

    December 6, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    We welcome anyone 18 years and up to join us for an evening full of laughter with comedian Rikki Bett. Light refreshments will be served.

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  2. Centennial Park Lights

    December 7, 2019 - December 25, 2019 @ Centennial Park

    Irving’s Centennial Park is lit up for the holidays. The free light display affords a leisurely stroll through one of the jewels of Irving’s Heritage District, Centennial Park.

    The park is decorated with 60,000 lights on the fences, trees and bridge, and walkways are lighted on each side to keep pathways visible for visitors after dark. This holiday tradition is staffed 24/7. On-duty employees wear uniforms day and night, clearly identifying them as city staff, and visitors can ask any questions they have about the decorations.

    Portable restrooms are available. No bike riding through the display.

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  3. Frosty Chill Christmas

    December 13, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Georgia Farrow Recreation Center

    Join us for a morning of delectable fun as children ages 3-6 will decorate cookies they can eat. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register by Dec. 10. Cost is $5 per child.

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  4. Holiday in the Heritage

    December 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Heritage Senior Center

    An all ages wonder-filled evening of holiday entertainment by the Heritage Singers, Heritage Tappers, craft vendors, Gingerbread House craft workshop, carriage rides and visits with Santa! Registration required for the Gingerbread House workshop by Dec. 6.

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  5. Winter Carnival

    December 13, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Northwest Park Recreation Center

    Children ages 12 and younger are invited to celebrate the winter holiday with an evening of fun and games. Activities will include carnival games, a bounce house and cakewalk and gingerbread BUILLDIN.

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  6. Breakfast with Santa

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Mustang Park Recreation Center

    Kids ages 10 and younger will enjoy a delicious breakfast, pictures with Santa, and holiday surprises! Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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  7. Game Time Jam

    December 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Middle school and high school students can compete against friends in a video game tournament to win prizes. Play the newest versions of your favorite sports games, including FIFA20, 2K20 and Madden 20. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided.

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  8. Heritage Senior Center Christmas Party

    December 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Heritage Senior Center

    Step into Christmas with a morning of entertainment and goodies. Music will be provided by the New Horizons Symphonic Band while the stockings are hung and participants await the arrival of Santa! For Heritage members and their families. Admission is free. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

    Lunch prices: There is a suggested donation of $1 for persons age 60 and older and a mandatory fee of $6.25 for diners younger than age 60.

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  9. Teen Holiday Celebration

    December 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lively Pointe Youth Center

    Teens can celebrate the beginning of winter break with tasty treats, hot cocoa, music and fun! Play our holiday trivia and you can be rewarded with a prize from one of Santa’s elves.

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  10. Gingerbread House Making

    December 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cimarron Park Recreation Center

    An inter-generational event for families to create a gingerbread house of their own. Please note that it can get a little messy with the frosting, sweets and graham crackers, especially with little ones. Admission is free, but advanced registration is required.

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Special Events

  1. Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

    December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

    The City of Irving welcomes the season with the Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting.

    New this year: lights! Parade-goers can expect a lit-up procession of floats traveling through the historic Heritage District in downtown Irving. Immediately following the parade, the tree lighting ceremony and fireworks show will take place outside City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd.

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Think Green... Be Green Classes

  1. Ecosystems of North Texas

    December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    What did Irving look like 300 years ago? How many species live Texas? Learn about the natural ecosystems in the great state of Texas.

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