Written by Staff
July 7, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Heritage House open for the holiday
Docent led tours will begin at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Bridal gowns dating from the 1880's to an informal wedding dress from the 1950's will be displayed. The 1903 gown, coat and shoes of Agnes Sueppel Schulze, wife of Irving co-founder J.O. Schulze will be included. The 1880 gown features a bustle. Free. For more information, call 972-252-3838.
July 8 to Aug. 5, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
ESL Class for Adults
Heritage Senior Center will offer an ESL (English as a Second Language) class for adults 18 years and older. This class will be held Monday and Thursday evenings. $90. For more information on the class, call 972 721-2496.
July 9, 7 p.m.
One Act Play Contest 2013
Young thespians from Irving Parks and Recreation’s summer drama classes perform one-act plays at the Irving Arts Center. Awards presented for best play, actor and actress.
July 8 -12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cirque Sensation Teen Scene Camp
Art inspired by impressionists like Edouard Manet and others are offered in full and half day sessions for teens ages 13-16. Camp topics focus on digital/manipulated photography, painting, drawing and monoprints & monotype printmaking. $99 half-day; $198 full-day
July 8-12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cirque Sensation Camp "Balancing Act"
This camp for ages 6-12 features classes inspired by the circus in watercolor, clay coil constructions, fiber arts, intro & intermediate guitar, and an intro to gymnastics class. $198.
July 11, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Gardening with Herbs
Today, herbs serve an even larger role in the garden because they’re easy to grow and manage, have ornamental qualities enhancing the look of the garden and provide easy access when you want to flavor meals. In this class at the West Irving Library students will learn about herbs including types, management, harvesting and uses. To register or for more information, call 972-721-2355.
Summer Reading Club
Irving Public Library’s Summer Reading Club continues through July 31 with activities and prizes for all ages at all library locations.
Through August 5
Supplies for success
Make a difference in a child’s life through the Supplies for Success Drive. Sponsored by the mayor and the Irving Fire Department, the drive will provide school supplies to Irving ISD children from low-income families. Purchase school supplies and make donations at any Irving fire station.
Examples of needed supplies are: 1 to 3 inch binders, backpacks, colored pencils, construction paper, dry erase markers, notebook paper, spiral notebooks, yellow highlighters. Financial donations are also accepted.
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.