Written by Phil Cerroni
Mar. 2 – Apr. 15
AARP volunteers will be available at the Heritage Senior Center on Mondays and Fridays from 8am – noon to help prepare 2013 income tax returns. Call Grace Beckner 214-770-5599 to schedule an appointment.
Mar. 2, 7pm
“Sit in a Circle – a Chorale Response to Bullying”
Come to Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Hall for Irving Chorale and the IISD Honor Chorus’ performance. Tickets are available at the door.
Mar. 3, 9am-12pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars have started up their March breakfasts. Come out to Post 2494 every Sunday morning. For menu and prices call the Post at 972-790-1611. The public is invited to attend.
Mar. 3, 4-5 pm
Coppell Republican Women’s meeting
Come to the Coppell Fire Department training center to hear Part Hardy, the State Board of Education member for District 11, speak on issues including CScope, school funding, and STAAR testing. Come at 3:30 for a social meeting!
Mar. 3, 3-5pm
Walking Stick Exhibit
Charlie Hagen will be displaying some of his extensive collection of walking sticks from around the world with visitors to the Irving Heritage House. Admission is free. Docent led tours begin at 3pm and 4pm. The Heritage House is located at 303 South O'Connor. For more information, call Mary Higbie at 972-252-3838 for more information.
Mar. 5, 10am
Heritage Senior Center Travel Seminar
Join Chris Klein of Collette Vacations and find out about reasonably priced travel opportunities for senior citizens. Call 972 721-2496 for more information.
Mar. 5, 4:30-6pm
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 at IPAL, 1550 Rock Island Road. No registration required however, parents or guardians must sign a waiver. Participants may attend one or both clinics.
Mar. 6, 7pm
The Lone Star Youth Orchestra presents the “Pops On Tour,” features a medley from Les Miserables, John William’s Raiders March, selections from the Peer Gynt Suite, and the Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3 at the Irving Arts Center. The Mozart Horn concerto features one of the Lone Star Youth Orchestra Concert Competition winners, Grant Kerns. Single tickets are available by phone or at the door. Ticket pricing is $7 per student and $12. All seating is general admission.
Mar. 9, 2-6pm
The Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at Lowe’s, 3500 W. Airport Freeway in Irving. Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
Severe Weather Awareness Week
The Coppell City Council proclaimed the week as Severe Weather Awareness Week. The Texas Division of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have also joined together in urging all citizens to prepare for severe weather events and to educate themselves on safety strategies.
The Coppell Fire Department Office of Emergency Management strongly recommends that citizens and businesses understand what disasters can affect Coppell. This will help individuals and businesses develop a plan to address communication among family members and coworkers during and after an event, help to prepare an emergency supply kit, as well as gather important papers and valuables in a safe place for easy retrieval.
Notification of impending weather is also crucial to planning. A variety of information portals and devices can be used to warn about a weather event that might take place or is moving in to your area. Tuning into LOCAL media stations is a priority as they will focus on the area where you live or work. Purchasing a NOAA weather radio from local retailers is another option for early notification.