Written by Phil Cerroni
September 8 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Keeping Kids Safe
New York Life Insurance Company offers a free Child Safety I.D. event in collaboration with Valley Ranch Association and Children's Dental Centre of Irving. Even though the City of Irving's crime rate is at an all time low we must continue to be proactive with the safety of our children. An estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year - more than 2,000 children every day according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Residents are encouraged to stop by the Valley Ranch Association office, 8830 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 101, Irving, TX 75063. In only 3 to 5 minutes, a Child I.D. card, free of charge, is printed for each child accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
September 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Irving Main Street Event
Come join the fun at the Irving Main Street Event in the Heritage District at 217 Main St. Enjoy the Manifolds on Main Street car show, artisans, crafts, music, magic, food and children’s activities. A shuttle from the Irving City Hall parking garage, 825 W. Irving Blvd., will take attendees to and from the event site in the Heritage District. Manifolds on Main Car Show: Gates open at 9 a.m. Awards begin at 5 p.m.
September 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hospice Volunteer Training
The Visiting Nurse Association needs hospice volunteers in the Irving area who want to help terminally ill patients and their families. A six-day class in hospice care for volunteers will be held Sep. 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, and 27. The class will meet at the Visiting Nurse Association’s administrative offices at 1600 Viceroy Drive, fifth floor, in Dallas. There is no cost to attend the training. To register for the hospice volunteer training class, contact Julie Feltner, VNA Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 214-689-2672.
September 11 at 9 a.m.
Patriot Day Ceremony
The City of Coppell will conduct a Patriot Day Ceremony at Town Center Plaza, located behind City Hall, 255 Parkway Blvd. Patriot Day is an annual observance to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on Sep. 11, 2001. The ceremony will feature the Coppell Fire and Police Color Guards along with the Fire Dept. Bagpipe and Drum Corps who will perform traditional ceremonies honoring and paying tribute to public safety agencies and military personnel. The public is invited to attend.
September 13 from 7 a.m. to midnight
Kickstart Kids donations
Any donation you make to KICKSTART KIDS, of $25 or more, will be multiplied through DonorBridgeTX. If you have any questions please contact Marissa Leach at 713-868-6003 ext. 109. KICKSTART KIDS is a nonprofit organization building strong moral character in our youth through the martial arts.
September 14 DEADLINE by 4 p.m.
Disabilities Poster Contest
Irving fifth graders have a chance for public display of their art when they enter the Irving Advisory Committee’s annual poster contest. Participants can showcase artistic talents as they express how a person with disabilities can use his or her abilities to be part of the community. Students in public, private or home school are invited to participate. Artwork must be created in watercolor, pencil, pastels or crayon. Winners will receive blue ribbons and be recognized at the Oct. 4 City Council meeting. All posters will be displayed at Baylor Medical Center in Irving during the month of October. For more information about contest rules call 972-721-2501.