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Wed. Mar 24, 2010 07:35 PM

Tax-Aid Volunteer Program: The Heritage Senior Center will offer free tax help for residents filing 2009 tax returns through April 15. The program, sponsored by the AARP, will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Thursdays. Appointments are required. To schedule a meeting, call (214) 770-5599. An intake sheet must be completed prior to the appointment and is available at the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. The program is not restricted to seniors. For more information, call (972) 721-2496.

Learn 2 B Green Events: Join the Irving Public Library for a series of free eco-focused events taking place in March.
March 25, 6:30 p.m. – Learn about Native Trees and Xeriscaping and discover what trees and shrubs are best for Irving backyards.
March 27, 2 p.m. – Learn the basics of Building and Remodeling with the Environment in Mind. All events will be held at the Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd. Visit and select “Events and Classes,” or call (972) 721-2606.

Police Awards Banquet: The annual Police Awards Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 25 at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas, 223 W. Las Colinas Blvd. For sponsorship opportunities, call (972) 721-2598. Proceeds from the banquet will benefit the Family Advocacy Center. Visit for more information.

Great American Cleanup: Residents are invited to join Keep Irving Beautiful to kick off the Great American Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon March 27 at Trinity View Park, 200 S. Wildwood Drive. The event will focus on cleaning along the creek that feeds into the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Last year, 129 volunteers collected more than 3,700 pounds of trash and recyclables. To register, visit For more information, call (972) 721-2175 or visit

Shredding Opportunity: Greenstar Shredding Service will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 27 in the Rock Island Road parking lot across from City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Documents submitted for shredding will be placed in a secured truck, taken to a secure/locked room and shredded. Proof of Irving residency is required to participate. For more information, call (972) 721-2606.

Irving Animal Care Campus Dedication: The dedication of the city’s state-of-the-art animal facility is set for 2:30 p.m. March 27 at the Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane. The event will feature live music, family friendly activities, free gift bags, prizes and vendors. Making a special appearance at the event will be Kinky Friedman. Attendees must park in the lot between the Irving Animal Care Campus and SanMar Distribution Center, 4701 Northview Drive. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided from the parking lot to the event.

Children’s Art Workshop: A local artist will show children how to reduce, reuse, recycle and re-invent through art 2:30 p.m. March 27 at the Southwest Branch Library, 2216 W. Shady Grove Road. Registration is required. Call (972) 721-2546.

Town Hall Meeting: Residents are invited to join city leaders for a Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 p.m. to view project displays that highlight various city services and programs. For more information, call (972) 721-2533.

Women in Law Enforcement Career Expo: The Irving Police Department will host a career fair for women interested in becoming police officers. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. April 10 at Irving Mall, in front of Burlington Coat Factory. Attendees will learn about job requirements, fitness testing, the police academy and benefits of a career with the Irving Police Department. For more information, call (972) 721-3795.


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