Written by Phil Cerroni
Mondays in August from 4-5 p.m.
Spanish for Kids
Children, ages 5-12, can learn Spanish through music games and drama. Monday afternoons in August at the Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd. Parents should plan to attend with younger children. For more information, call 972-721-2606.
August 6 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
On Mondays the Heritage Senior Center will host a Diabetes Education Seminar. Class is for seniors aged 50 years and older. This free program developed by Stanford University will enable you to take control and learn how to effectively manage diabetes. Space is limited to 16 participants. This is a 6-week class, you will be need to be committed to attending all six classes to get the entire benefit of the course. Class will be held at Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson, Irving TX. Call 972-721-2496 for information or to enroll.
August 7 at 7 p.m.
The south Irving Home Depot, 3200 W. Irving Blvd., is hosting ladies night. Ladies night activity is a class entitled "What tools to use for the job!" and will teach how to fix small household projects. It will be a night of free fun, food and great giveaways to help with home improvement projects! EMPOWER YOURSELF! To register call 972-513-2400.
I-2 (Irving Convention Center to Belt Line Station):
All crossing intersections will be reduced to one lane at the Green Park Drive and Meadow Creek Drive, Hidden Ridge, Walnut Hill Lane, Hurd Drive, and Valley View crossings Aug. 3 - 7; Aug. 16 - 17 during the night shift; Aug. 8, 14 and 15 during the day shift.
I-3 (Belt Line Station to DFW Airport):
Single inside or outside lane closure on N. Airfield Drive (southbound), continuously closed until Aug. 17; through October 2012.
Full night closure northbound and southbound Belt Line Road between Valley View Lane and Gateway Drive, continuously closed starting Aug. 25 through Aug. 26.
Source: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
West Nile Virus Precautions: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito borne illness. People should use insect repellent when outdoors and avoid going outside at dusk and dawn. There has been a higher than usual number of human West Nile cases in Texas this year due to the warm winter and recent rains, particularly in the North Texas region. Statewide there have been 111 human West Nile virus cases and one death reported to DSHS this year. Of those, 71 were West Nile neuroinvasive disease cases, and 40 were West Nile fever cases. Approximately 80 percent of the cases reside in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant and Denton counties.