BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF
Irving, Texas. February 28, 2013 –
Gateway Planning Group Meeting: The City of Irving and the Heritage Crossing Merchants Alliance invite all downtown business/property owners, area residents and other interested parties to meet with the Gateway Planning Group at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. The city has retained the services of this firm to assist in the refinement of the vision and implementation strategy for the Heritage Crossing District. This will be the third meeting and will feature consultant recommendations. Input on this initiative received from attendees will be incorporated into the final proposal. For additional information, contact Kevin Kass at (972) 721-2251 or email@example.com.
Annual Bookmark Design Contest: Reading Is Delicious: The Irving Public Library invites the community to let its creative juices flow for the 2013 Annual Bookmark Design Contest running through March 31. The theme for the contest, now in its tenth year, is Reading Is Delicious, because those looking to satisfy their cravings for great literature will always find something to enjoy at their public library. Entry forms are available at all Irving Public Library locations and recreation centers. A first, second and third place winner will be selected in six categories, offering many opportunities for recognition. All entries must be original artwork and suitable for display. For full contest rules, and a peek at previous winners, visit www.cityofirving.org/library and click on "KidSpace."
Archery Clinic: Want to have fun learning how to shoot a bow and arrow? The Irving Police Athletic/Activities League (IPAL) is offering a free archery clinic for ages 10-18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. March 5 and 19 at IPAL, 1550 Rock Island Road. No registration required however, parents or guardians must sign a waiver. Participants may attend one or both clinics. For more information, visit irvingpal.org.
Annual Exhibition of IISD Student Artwork: Two and three dimensional works from Irving Independent School District students will be on display beginning March 5 through April 14 in the Main Gallery at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Dates of display and Open House for each age group are listed below.
Engineering for Kids: This Rec n’ Motion event at 4 p.m. March 8 at the Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, brings science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children, ages 4-14. Children will experience hands-on learning of engineering concepts in a fun and challenging way. For more information on Rec n’ Motion events taking place during the month of March, visit www.cityofirving.org/library and select “Classes and Events.”
Daylight Saving Time: The Irving Fire Department reminds residents to change the battery in their smoke detector when changing their clocks for Daylight Saving Time on March 10. For more information about smoke detectors, call (972) 721-2651.
Spring Break Events at West: The West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road, will offer a variety of Spring Break programs for children March 11-15:
For more information, call (972) 721-2691.
Community Fest: Enjoy a free day of fun at Community Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 23 at Heritage Park, 217 Main St. A variety of food, games, entertainment and children’s activities will be provided. Informational booths from businesses and city departments also will be available. For more information, call (972) 721-2641.
Save the Date: There will be two upcoming Town Hall Meetings on March 25 at the Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis St. and April 2 at Mustang Recreation Center, 2223 Kinwest Parkway. More information will be following in the coming weeks.
Irving Police Banquet: The Irving Police Department, in partnership with the Family Advocacy Center (FAC), is hosting its 17th annual Police Awards Banquet on March 28 at the Dallas Marriott-Las Colinas Hotel, 223 W. Las Colinas Blvd. A silent auction will kick off the evening at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Banquet proceeds support the Irving FAC. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.irvingpd.com or call (972) 721-2598.
Warrant Roundup: The Irving City Marshal’s Office and the Irving Police Department are participating in the 7th Annual Texas Warrant Roundup through March. Across the state, law enforcement officials are focusing on defendants with outstanding warrants for Class C misdemeanor violations. Offenders can be arrested anywhere, including at their place of employment. Those with outstanding warrants are urged to contact the Irving Municipal Court at (972) 721-2671, or visit the Irving Municipal Court, 305 N. O’Connor Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fire Hydrant Flushing: City employees will be flushing all public fire hydrants throughout the city during the months of March and April. Irving firefighters perform flushing to check for proper water flow and pressure, and to ensure that hydrants will work properly in case of emergency. State and federal agencies require water utilities workers to flush fire hydrants monthly to circulate water and remove rust and other debris from lines. This process helps ensure that the fire hydrants are working properly for public safety and that fresh, quality water arrives at each house and business.
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