Written by Staff
May 4, 7-9 a.m.
4th Annual Coppell 4K
Come out and enjoy the race benefitting Coppell Special Olympic Teams. Starts at Andy Brown Park West and go through Andy Brown Park East. Besides the 5K, there former Dallas Stars Hockey Players will be signing autographs, and there will be a bounce house for the kids. For more information and to register for this family friendly event visit: www.Coppell5K.com.
May 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo Multicultural Festival
Enjoy Food and Multicultural Entertainment from different Countries at Senter Park in an afternoon filled with fun and games for the whole family.
May 5, 6 a.m.-12 p.m.
Heels and Hill Half Marathon /
Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned professional, join Heels and Hills, Inc. at 3838 Teleport Blvd. for fun and unintimidating races geared towards any skill level and dedicated to promoting and increasing involvement in women's fitness. No Race Day Registration for any race distance
May 5, 3-5 p.m.
Irving Heritage House Tours
Built in 1912 by C. P. Schulze, brother of one of the co-founders of Irving, J. O. Schulze, the Irving Heritage House is one of the oldest homes in Irving. Located at 303 South O’Connor, the Heritage House was designated as a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark in 1986. Admission is free and docent led tours are provided at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. For more information call 972-252-3838.
May 6, 6-8:30 p.m.
Drip Irrigation Class
Come find out what drip irrigation is and how it works at the Senter East Building, 228 Chamberlain. This class is for the do-it-yourselfer or for those wanting enough knowledge to select a drip irrigation method for a professional to install.
May 9, 7-9 p.m.
Great Hearts Texas meeting
Great Hearts Academies is excited to grow their network of schools into the great state of Texas and are exploring a potential campus in Irving. The goal is to open their first K-12 Dallas-area school in the 2014-15 or 2015-16 school year. Great Hearts does not charge tuition and is open to all students, with admissions determined through a lottery process. Come to the University of Dallas’ Lynch Auditorium to learn about Great Heart’s focus on a classical, liberal arts curriculum with an emphasis on the Great Books and the Socratic teaching method. Great Hearts’ academies are comprehensive college prep schools, with competitive athletics programs and a variety of extracurricular activities, such as speech and debate, fencing, and music ensembles.
Residents are reminded to prepare for mosquito season this summer. To defend against the West Nile virus, remember to follow the “Four Ds.” They are:
Dusk/Dawn – the times of day to stay indoors.
Dress – wear long sleeves and long pants when outdoors during these times.
DEET – an ingredient to look for when purchasing and using insect repellent.
Drain – minimize outside standing water so it does not become a mosquito breeding site.
To report vector control issues, call (972) 721-3755.