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Breast Cancer 5K
Sept. 28, 8 a.m.
The American Cancer Society is calling on North Texans to help finish the fight against breast cancer by participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of North Texas 5K at Lake Carolyn. This year, the Society celebrated its 100th birthday. When the Society was founded, almost all people diagnosed with cancer died. Today, 2 out of 3 people survive. Despite the tremendous progress made in the fight against breast cancer, there is still more work to be done to finish the fight against this disease.
Sept. 28, 10 a.m.
The Coppell Farmers Market hosts the fourth installment in the series with special guest, the charismatic manager of the Hard Eight BBQ Restaurant - Dave Blair – who will demonstrate how to prepare some of his favorite meals using locally produced, seasonal ingredients.
Artist Reception: George Mendoza
Sept. 28, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Meet artist, athlete and author, George Mendoza, at the Irving Arts Center for a reception celebrating the opening of his exhibit the Colors of the Wind Beginning at 2 p.m., kids will be able to make their own art inspired by Mr. Mendoza’s work.
Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Irving Police Athletic/Activities League (IPAL) is offering free archery clinics from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the IPAL ( 1550 Rock Island Road). The clinic is for ages 10-18 with no registration required but parents must sign a waiver.
Oct. 2, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
It’s time again for the members-only book sale for the Friends of the Irving Public Library. If you are not a member but still want to get some great deals on some fantastic books, come down to the Friend's Warehouse (3000 Rock Island) in Irving and pick up a membership at the door.
Oct. 3, 7 a.m.
Stop by the William T. Cozby library in Coppell to hear Dave Eagle of Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese discuss how they produce their handmade, artisan cheeses the old-fashioned way. For more information, stop by the information desk or call 972-304-3658.
Splat the Cat
Oct. 3, 10 a.m.
The Irving Arts Center offers a lively story time that combines art and children's literature featuring Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton. Following the story, kids can make an art project to take home. All supplies provided. For more information, call 972-252-2787.
Ms. Mature Irving Pageant
Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the Heritage Senior Center, a bevy of lovely ladies will compete for the title and crown of Ms. Mature Irving 2014. Contestants show off their singing, dancing, comedy, and more. Carpenter Hall, Irving Arts Center. $8-$12.
The Great Harvest
Oct. 4, 6 p.m.
Join at the Four Seasons Resort and Club for this year’s fun-filled evening with live auction, silent auction, and scrumptious dinner. The Great Harvest provides emergency food, rent and utility assistance to Irving families in need, as well as Employment Services, Patient Transportation and Information & Referral. For more information, call 972-721-9181.
Mogadishu Mile & 5K
Oct. 5, 7 a.m.
The 2013 Mogadishu Mile Anniversary Run commemorates the 20th Anniversary of The Battle of Mogadishu. This year's event will take place at Williams Square (5221 N. O'Connor Blvd) as one portion of a 20 year Task Force Ranger Reunion. Participants will walk and run with actual members of Task Force Ranger as a tribute to those lost but never forgotten. All proceeds from the vent will be donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. For more information, visit www.mogadishumile.com.
No Place Like Home
Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to Noon
Baylor Medical Center at Irving will host a free event especially for caretakers and senior adults, at Baylor Irving, Medical Office Building II, Conference Center (2021 N. MacArthur Blvd). This free event will offer resources to help older adults stay as independent as possible while maintaining a happy healthy lifestyle at home. Attendees will get to enjoy a light breakfast, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations and door prizes. To register for this free event, call 1-800-4BAYLOR.
Behind the Scenes at the Dallas Arboretum (Coppell)
Oct. 5, 2 p.m.
Ever wondered how the Dallas Arboretum creates such beautiful gardens? Join Al Olson, Arboretum volunteer and Texas Master Gardener, at Coppell’s W.T Cozby Public Library as he spills the beans!
Celebrate with Music
Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
The Irving Symphonic Band features Tam Miller on flute solo and a special guest band. This concert includes many toe tapping favorites including Strike up the Band. Carpenter Hall, Irving Arts Center. $6-12.
Stevie Ray Vaugn charity event.
Oct. 6, 11:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Established in 1993 at the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Fund was formed to assist students who demonstrate a strong interest and ability in music to pursue a college education. Honor Stevie’s legacy while enjoying a fun-filled combination motorcycle parade and blues concert. The parade starts at The World's Largest Hooters in Dallas' West End and proceeds to Cowboys in Arlington for the memorial concert.
Last day to register to vote
Oct. 7, All Day
If you still need to register in order to vote in the Nov. 5 uniform election, visit www.votetexas.gov for details on how to complete the process.