Written by John Starkey
July 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Teens in grades 6-12 can compete in challenges based on the “Hunger Games” trilogy at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road. The program is presented as part of the “Realm of the Unknown: Texas Teens Read 2012” activities. For more information, call 972- 721-2691.
July 22 at 9:45 a.m.
Michaels will open a new flagship store located at 7635 North MacArthur Blvd. in the MacArthur Park Shopping Center. The store features new products and an enhanced shopping experience. Also attending is Irving Mayor, Beth Van Duyne and the Irving ISD Drumline. In-store events include craft demos, giveaways and a prize wheel. The first 100 customers in line will receive a $10 Michaels gift card and the store will randomly distribute thousands of dollars in gift cards to Michaels customers throughout the day.
July 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Police Informational Meeting
The Irving Police Department’s Problem-Solving Team will host a meeting at the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. to discuss their southeast Irving initiative. Topics for the meeting will include: crime reduction strategies for the area, current trends, opportunities for community involvement, and a Q & A session.
July 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Home A/C Systems Class
Learn the benefits of collecting water from an A/C unit at the Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail.
Smart Irrigation Month
The City of Irving recognizes July as smart irrigation month. Register to receive a free irrigation system check-up, soil moisture content meter, and/or coaching on cycle-soak technique. To schedule irrigation system assistance, call 972-721-2281.