Written by Staff
The City of Irving will host its largest street festival in the heart of the Irving Heritage District. Thousands are expected to attend this annual arts and music event complete with food, attractions and more. Parking and admission are free on both days.
Sep. 14 to Oct. 13
The Society of Watercolor Artists will host its Second Annual Invitational Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center in the Focus Gallery. Gail Cooksey, owner of Irving-based Cooksey Communications, is one of the exhibitors.
Dash for Dignity, 5K/1 mile run
Sept 14, 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Citizens Development Center hosts the 20th Annual Dash for Dignity in order to raise awareness for the intellectual, mentally ill and physically disabled adults they serve. While kicking back in front of Waterway Tower on Las Colinas Blvd., attendees will enjoy music, carnival games, kids’ activities, raffles, artists and fantastic food vendors.
Sep. 14, 9 a.m. to Noon
Barry Allen, with the City of Irving Water Utilities Department, will teach participants at the Valley View Municipal Complex basic water conservation techniques. Students also will learn how to identify outdated water wasting fixtures and how to retrofit older fixtures with new ones. To register or for more information, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.cityofirving.org/begreen/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank"cityofirving.org/begreen.
Treasures and Oddities Sale
Sep. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Irving Heritage Society will hold its 5th Annual Treasures and Oddities Sale at the Glory House Bistro. The sale includes a Western Cottage pump organ, a very old mahogany game table with a fold out top and elaborately carved feet, as well as an extensive list of nearly 400 treasures and oddities that will be sold for $2 and up. For more information, call 972-252-3838.
Play and Learn Storytimes
Sep. 14, 10:30 a.m. & Sep. 16, 10:30 a.m.
The Irving YMCA and Irving Public Library have partnered to present “Play and Learn,” interactive story times that develop early childhood education using stories and activity stations. Sep. Valley Ranch Library hosts the program series on Sep. 14, the Central Library will hold the event on Sep. 16. For more information, or to register, call 972-721-4612.
Plaza Music Series
Sept 14, 7p.m. to 9 p.m.
Gather your family and friends, pack your picnic baskets and chairs, and join Dallas band, Petty Theft, a Tom Petty cover band, at the Coppell Town Center Plaza! Kona Ice snow cones will be on site, and music enthusiasts will enjoy free popcorn courtesy of the Parks and Recreation Department.
Spay, Neuter Services for $10 Donation
Sep. 15, 16, 22 and 23
In a gesture of appreciation to responsible owners and their pets, the City of Irving is announcing “Responsible Pet Owner Appreciation Days,” at the Irving Animal Care Campus. The special event includes spay or neuter surgeries as well as a core vaccine, a rabies vaccine and a microchip.
Community Invited to Give Input on new Superintendent
In its search for a new superintendent, IISD has scheduled a number of focus groups and community meetings because input from all stakeholders is critical in this process. These meetings are designed to gather input and feedback that will be used to develop the superintendent profile for Irving ISD. The public is invited to attend any of the meetings listed below.
Sep. 16, 7 p.m., Nimitz HS
Sep. 17, 7 p.m., Austin MS
Sep. 17, 7 p.m., Travis MS
Sep. 18, 7 p.m., Crockett MS
34th Annual Plano Balloon Festival
Sep. 20 to 22
If man were made to fly, then climbing in the basket of a hot air balloon might just be the closest sensation to that experience. Forty five hot-air balloons will take to the sky over Oak Point Park in Plano, TX. The three-day festival attracts more than 95,000 visitors annually to witness the colorful splendor across the Plano sky. For more information, visit www.planoballoonfest.org or www.visitplano.com.
Moving Sale, Global Mission Church
Sep. 20-21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Everything must go! For more information, call 469-321-3275.
HYPERLINK "http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0"Texas SmartScape Tour
Sep. 21, 9 a.m. to Noon
Come see what you should plant now for beautiful blooms next year from the homeowners of some of the most unique landscapes in Coppell. Maps will be available from 8:30-10:30am at Helping Hands Garden located next to Town Center. For more information, call 972-462-5191.
Red Bull Flugtag at Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas
Sep. 21, hangars open at 11 a.m., first flight at 1 p.m.
Meaning "flying day” in the German language, Flugtag, The first-ever National Red Bull competition dedicated to the world's wildest homemade, human-powered flying machines. Taking place simultaneously in five U.S. cities – Irving; Washington D.C., Long Beach, CA, Miami and Chicago, never before have multiple cities in any country witnessed true aviation history on the same day.
The Gold & Soul Of Rock-N-Roll
Sep. 21, 4 p.m.
The DFW All-Stars will appear at the Singley Theater for a concert packed with fan favorites from the decade in music history that launched “The King of Rock-N-Roll.” Many other great artists will appear, as well! For ticket information, call 855-823-5550.
Plaza Music Series
Sep. 21, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Gather your family and friends, pack your picnic baskets and chairs, and join DFW’s Southern Chrome, for an evening of popular Country music covers, at the Coppell Town Center Plaza! Kona Ice snow cones will be on site, and music enthusiasts will enjoy free popcorn courtesy of the Parks and Recreation Department.
Grants Available to Neighborhood Associations