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All About Irving - March 6, 2013 Edition

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. March 8, 2013

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, visitwww.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.

Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Award: Join the Irving Public Library in celebrating the receipt of the Muslim Journeys Building Bridges Bookshelf Award, 4 p.m. March 11 at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road. Receipt of the award brings books, films and access for one year to Oxford Islamic Studies Online to the Irving Public Library system. For more information, visit www.cityofirving.org/library or call (972) 721-2691.

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:

· 2:30 p.m. March 11, Spring Break Movie Time. Open to all ages.

· 1 p.m. March 12, Fort Worth Science and History Museum’s Mobile Planetarium Program

· 2:30 p.m. March 13, Fairy Tale Magic, presented by Magician Brett Roberts

· 2:30 p.m. March 14, Build It! with LEGO’s

· 2:30 p.m. March 15, St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

For more information, call (972) 721-2691.

Informational Meeting: The City of Irving will host an informational meeting regarding pending City of Dallas Gas Well Permits to allow gas well drilling near Campión Trail. Residents are invited to attend the meeting at 6 p.m. March 18 at North Hills Preparatory School, 606 E. Royal Lane. The proposed drilling sites are located within Dallas City limits. Residents are invited to provide input for Irving officials. For more information, call (972)721-7600.

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.

Town Hall Meetings: There will be two upcoming Mayor-Council led 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.

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.

Pet Pawlooza: Join the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC) for the annual Pet Pawlooza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30 at the IACC, 4140 Valley View Lane. Pets are invited to bring their people to join in the fun, which will include contests, activities and entertainment. Pet photos with the Easter Bunny will be available for a $10 donation. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All animals 3 years and older are available for free adoption. Proceeds benefit the animals at the IACC. For more information, call (972) 721-2256.

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.

Tudor Lane Block Party: The City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department will be hosting a block party April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Crandall Road and Tudor Lane (across from Lamar Middle School) to celebrate the Tudor Lane redevelopment. There will be door prizes, music, games, food, and fun for all ages. Also, mortgage professionals will be available for interested homebuyers. For more information, contact Housing and Human Services at (972) 721-4800.

Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man Events: The 6th Annual Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man begins with a program, “Honoring Women of Irving’s History,” at 7 p.m. April 6 at the MacArthur High School auditorium, 3700 N. MacArthur Blvd. This program will pay tribute to the achievements and contributions of Jackie Mae Howard Townsell. Students from J.O. Davis and Jackie Mae Townsell schools will perform. Refreshments will follow the program. Reservations are required. To make reservations, email irvingheritagesociety@yahoo.com or call (972) 252-3838. Additional events include:

· Irving Trivia, preliminary rounds – 10 a.m. April 13 at the Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd.

· Dr. Tracy Hoffman will present “What’s New with Washington Irving” at 2 p.m. April 13 at the Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd.

· Irving Trivia, final rounds – 10 a.m. April 20 at the Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail

· Movie matinee, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” 2 p.m. April 20 at the Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail

· Exhibits on display throughout April at the Central and Valley Ranch libraries and the Heriage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St.



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