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DECEMBER 2016 / VOL 23 / NO 12

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Irving’s Christmas Tree Roundup program offers residents home curbside collection and drop-off sites for fresh-cut Christmas trees.

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CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH IRVING’S HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS The holidays are alive in Irving. From the Police and Fire Blue Christmas organization events to the Holiday Extravaganza, residents can enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the holiday season.

Spirit of Giving Extends to Irving Animal Care Campus As the holidays near, thoughts often turn to those less fortunate, including pets. For a meaningful way to help those in need that benefits residents and animals throughout the community, look no further than the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC), 4140 Valley View Lane. Bring Comfort and Joy Each year, IACC employees and volunteers decorate the facility for the holidays. The centerpiece is a tree decorated with cards listing items people can donate in-kind. Through the “Comfort and Joy” drive, individuals and organizations can donate large blankets, canned dog and cat food, and pet toys, which are in constant use at the shelter. Canned food is especially important, as it helps transition puppies and kittens from formula to dry food. It also provides nutrition to sick and injured animals who often prefer wet food during recovery. Residents can stop by the IACC to pick up a tag before shopping, or visit CityofIrving.org/360 for a link to download and print tags at home. Donors are encouraged to bring items to the IACC no later than Dec. 31. Dec. 17: Home for the Holidays The holidays can be a lonely time for many people, but a new pet can banish feelings of isolation and help improve a person’s health by reducing stress and encouraging socialization and exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Animal Services’ Home for the Holidays Adopt-a-thon, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17, is a great opportunity to find a new friend. All adoptions that day will only be $15. All animals adopted from the IACC are up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered, and microchipped. For more information on pet adoptions, visit CityofIrving.org/135. Fostering Program Animal Services reminds everyone that they can improve an animal’s life even if they are unable to provide them a permanent home. Through the IACC’s holiday fostering program, residents can open their homes and give animals from the shelter a warm bed and social interaction from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3. The holiday fostering program gives homeless pets an opportunity to spend some time in a home environment instead of the shelter, which sees a major drop in traffic

during the holidays. Fostering also can help an individual considering adoption to determine if a pet is a good fit for his or her home and lifestyle. Residents interested in fostering a dog or cat for the holidays can contact Animal Services at (972) 721-2256 for more information. Following the fostering period, foster families have the option of adopting the pet. Other Ways to Give Giving does not have to be a once-a-year event, either. Monetary donations can be made year-round online to the Animal Assistance Fund through the city’s website at CityofIrving.org/389. Donations help Animal Services: ● Treat companion animals with injuries or illnesses for Irving residents who cannot afford treatment and might be forced to otherwise surrender their beloved pets. ● Support the Seniors for Seniors adoption program, which works to match older pets with senior residents, free of adoption fees. ● Provide medical treatment for animals in the shelter, improving their chances for adoption. ● Provide resources for the Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program that works to keep the feral cat population under control. In addition, Animal Services has created an Amazon Wish List of items most-needed by foster families who take in animals too young, too sick or too scared to stay in a shelter environment. Donors’ orders through Amazon are shipped directly to the IACC, making it convenient for those who donate. The Animal Services staff also wants to send a grateful “thank you” to all the individuals who have made donations throughout 2016. Their continued support helps the IACC maintain a safe and secure city by providing a healthy environment for human and animal residents living in Irving. n

Save the Date: 2017 State of the City Join the Irving business community Jan. 24 for the 2017 State of the City featuring Mayor Beth Van Duyne at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Van Duyne will highlight topics that are important to the region, as well as the business community. This event is open to the public. Individual tickets are available to Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce members for $125 each and $150 for nonmembers. For more information, visit IrvingChamber.com or call (214) 217-8484. n

Chili Cook-off The Police and Fire Blue Christmas organization will hold its annual chili cook-off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at Heritage Park, 217 Main St. The cook-off contestant entry fee is $20 for chili or $10 for beans, along with an unwrapped toy. Chili flavors may be sampled for $5. The event also will feature concession stands, a car show, a DJ, a cake walk, pictures with Santa Claus, raffles and a silent auction. All of the proceeds from the event go toward Blue Christmas, which supplies toys, gifts and dinner to Irving children and families in need. Visit IrvingPoliceandFireBlueChristmas.org for more information. Holiday Parade The Holiday Extravaganza begins at 4 p.m. Dec. 3 with a parade through the Heritage District. This year, the city will bring holiday fables from the page to the pavement with a “Christmas Tales and Toys” theme. Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting After the Holiday Extravaganza parade on Dec. 3, attendees can stop by City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. from 5 to 6:30 p.m., for a Holiday Open House. Enjoy a live performance of a Christmas tale, performances by local dance groups and Le Theatre de Marionette. Residents are also invited to meet City of Irving employees who will provide holiday treats and festive booths featuring information about city services. The lighting of the Christmas tree and a 10-minute fireworks show at 6:20 p.m. will conclude the evening. Lit’s Alive Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic will come to life during “Little Women” Christmas. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 at the South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive, and is part of the Lit’s Alive: Classic Literature Resurrected program. The library will screen the 1994 movie remake and offer holiday crafts. Open to all ages. For more information, call (972) 721-2608. Pancake Breakfast The Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast, organized by the Police and Fire Blue Christmas organization, will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at Plymouth Park Baptist Church, 1714 N. Story Road. The breakfast will include pancakes, bacon, sausage and beverages. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 10 and younger. n


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PROPER GREASE AND OIL DISPOSAL The majority of sanitary sewer overflows are due to grease buildup from homes and apartments. This holiday season, help prevent costly sewer overflows by following a few simple steps. Do: ●  Put oil and grease in collection containers and dispose with solid waste. ●  Remove oil and grease from kitchen utensils, equipment, food scrapers, towels and brooms. ●  Keep grease out of wash water. ●  Place food scraps in collection containers. ●  Dispose of disposable cleaning cloths, wipes, paper towels, diapers and feminine products in trash. ●  Recycle used turkey fryer oil through the city’s Special Waste collection program. For more information, call (972) 721-8059. Do not: ●  Pour oil and grease down drains. ●  Wash fryers, griddles, pots, pans or plates with water until oil and grease are removed. ●  Use hot water to rinse grease on surfaces. ●  Put food scraps down the drain. ●  Flush disposable or flushable cleaning cloths, wipes, diapers, feminine products and paper towels down the toilet. Grease collection bags can be purchased at the Customer Service counter on the first floor of City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd., for 75 cents each plus sales tax. Also available is a free kitchen funnel to collect cooking oil in milk or juice containers while supplies last. Only one funnel per proof of Irving residency. For more information, call Water Utilities at (972) 721-2281. n

More than 40 nonprofit organizations participated in the Share Tank and 27 completed the program, taking part in Pitch Day on Nov. 10.

Unique Program Aims to Connect Irving Nonprofits with Local Business Leaders The City of Irving recently partnered with the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau, Irving Arts Center, University of Dallas, Irving Healthcare Foundation and Philanthropology, LLC to develop Share Tank, a new program that matches businesses that want to improve the community, with nonprofits that administer services in Irving. Share Tank provides a platform for Irving nonprofits to pitch project ideas, benefiting the community, to local business leaders who are interested in giving back. The first Share Tank Pitch Day took place Nov. 10. Participating nonprofits had seven minutes to deliver their pitches for a chance to be awarded a grant to help support their efforts. Business leaders had an allotted amount of time to ask questions. Leaders will make a decision on the organizations to be awarded grants in early December.

“Share Tank provides a unique opportunity for nonprofits to polish their business model while gaining boardroom experience. This program serves as a bridge for engagement between our corporate residents and the local organizations helping our community’s needs,” said Mayor Beth Van Duyne. To participate in Share Tank, nonprofits were required to attend four half-day sessions, September through October, that taught them skills to promote and grow their organizations in order to better assist those in need. The sessions also prepared participants for their Share Tank pitches. The nonprofits support a variety of causes including homelessness, education, veteran’s assistance, health care, protective services and animal rescue. For more information, visit IrvingShareTank.com or call (214) 217-8484. n

Think Green … Be Green during the Holidays Visit CityofIrving.org/BeGreen to register for eco-classes and more ways to go green. For more information, call (972) 721-2355. Dec. 3 | Winter Water Conservation and Winterizing Household Water Systems 9 a.m. to noon | Valley View Municipal Complex, 333 Valley View Lane Participants will learn the basic principles of winterizing their irrigation systems and indoor water pipes, protecting them during the cold weather season in North Texas. Participants also will learn basic indoor and outdoor water conservation techniques, minimizing winter water usage.

RESIDENTS REMINDED OF THEFT PREVENTION DURING HOLIDAYS As the holiday shopping season approaches, residents are reminded not to leave valuables in their vehicles — especially in plain sight. Auto burglary cases can be very difficult to solve as there is usually very little physical evidence left behind. To reduce the risk of vehicle burglaries during the holiday season, the Police Department is raising awareness of ways to deter criminal activity. Time is valuable, and canceling and replacing credit cards, debit cards, checks, driver’s licenses and other personal information that can be used to steal a person’s identity is a hassle. Not only is there the expense of replacing stolen items, but thieves often cause damage to the vehicle, such as broken locks or windows. Thieves know that valuables often are hidden in the console and under seats. The best way to avoid being a victim is to take all valuables when exiting the vehicle. For more crime prevention tips, visit CityofIrving.org/836. n

Dec. 10 | Crafts for the Holidays: Creating a Mosaic from Reclaimed Materials 2 to 4:30 p.m. | Location provided upon registration | Seating is limited The holidays should be a time of reflection and celebration. Get into the holiday spirit by creating a mosaic made from reclaimed materials such as glass and ceramic pieces. Students will be guided through the process of mosaics and will discuss other ways to reduce their impact on the environment, particularly during the holidays. Door prizes will be given as well. Registration is required. Jan. 12 | Composting – Lecture 6 to 8 p.m. | West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road Is the trash can full at the end of the week? Residents can reduce the waste carried to landfills by composting more and throwing away less. This program teaches the composting process, different types and methods of composting, as well as how to compost and its importance.

Easy Holiday Greening Tips

Have an eco-party: ● T  urn down the heat before guests arrive. Save energy because the extra body heat of the guests will warm up the room. ● R  ent dishes and glassware, making the party more elegant and eliminating the need to buy special holiday china. ● A  fter the party, do not throw away the leftovers. Put them in reusable containers and send them home with guests. ● P  lan meals wisely to avoid too many leftovers. Did you know? At least 28 billion pounds of edible food are wasted each year ― or more than 100 pounds per person. Putting one less cookie on Santa’s plate will reduce his snacking by about 2 million pounds. Decorate for the planet: ● W  hen decorating, use LED lights. They consume less energy and give off less heat, making the lights safer. ● U  se a reusable artificial Christmas tree or buy a tree that can be planted afterwards.

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L  ess is more when it comes to decorations. The more lights that are strung, the more energy used. Conserve energy by having a simpler holiday.

Give the gifts that keep on giving: ● I f giving a gift that uses batteries, include rechargeable batteries and a charger. ● G  ive gifts that encourage others to use less stuff, such as a book on making crafts from reusable items, cookbooks for leftovers, or reusable tote bags. ● S  hop for gifts at antique stores, estate sales or flea markets. Remember, one person’s trash is another’s treasure. ● D  onate unwanted gifts, along with last year’s gifts the kids have outgrown, to charity. ● G  ive gift certificates, movie tickets, concert tickets, or other special event tickets to people that are harder to buy for, or simply make a donation in his or her name to a favorite charity. ● P  lan shopping in advance. Consolidating the shopping trips saves fuel and avoids those last-minute frenzies. Did you know? If each family reduced holiday gas consumption by 1 gallon (about 20 miles), greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by 1 million ton. Wrap it up: ● W  hen giving oversized gifts like bicycles, instead of wrapping them with paper, just tie a bow around them. ● M  ake the wrap a part of the gift ― putting cookies in a flower pot, hiding jewelry in a new pair of gloves or just wrap the gift in a scarf. ● U  se the local newspaper and dress it up with nature, such as pine cones, leaves or herbs. Did you know? If every family reused just 2 feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet. n

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In the Galleries The Fantastic World of Dan Yaccarino Through Jan. 8, 2017 | Dupree Lobby | Free This traveling exhibition, organized and toured by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, features more than 75 pieces of original artwork for children’s books by Dan Yaccarino, an award-winning artist whose work has been featured in magazines, ad campaigns and animation worldwide.

Santa visits Irving Arts Center Dec. 3, 10 and 17, and during the Holiday Open House Dec. 9.

Recycled Percussion performs a free concert during Irving Arts Center’s Holiday Open House.

Go Green for the Holidays at Irving Arts Center Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., is a Smithsonian affiliate institution that is home to many forms of art and entertainment. To learn more, visit IrvingArtsCenter.com or call (972) 252-7558.

Special Holiday Programs Dec. 9 | Holiday Open House 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Free This open house will feature: ● S  anta selfies, sculpture garden train rides and refreshments. ● A  wonderland of decorated trees and art. ● S  tiltwalkers, jugglers and performances featuring the Lone Star Youth Orchestra, Irving Chorale and Momentum Dance. ● H  oliday card and craft projects. ● A  Vegas and “America’s Got Talent” favorite, Recycled Percussion. Dec. 9 | Recycled Percussion 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.) | Seating is first-come, first-served | Free The four-member group, Recycled Percussion, is a wild mix of unorthodox drumming talent, extreme athleticism, musical precision and crazy antics, performed on recycled instruments ― along with hubcaps, garbage cans, power tools and even each other. It’s a high-energy, family friendly, turbocharged show packed full of surprises and crowd favorites.

Dec. 3, 10 and 17 | Make Merry! Family Fundays 2 to 4 p.m. | Free Get creative making holiday cards, crafts, and take a selfie with Santa. Dec. 4, 11 and 18 | Family Film Fest – Eco-Friendly Family Favorites 2 p.m. | Free ● D  ec. 4 | WALL-E (2008) Rated G, 98 min. (Disney-Pixar) In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. ● D  ec. 11 | Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (2013) Rated PG, 86 min. This animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. ● D  ec. 18 | Happy Feet (2006) Rated PG, 109 min. In the world of the emperor penguin, a simple song can mean the difference between a lifetime of happiness and an eternity of loneliness. When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing the romantic song that will attract his soul mate, he’ll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves.

Illustration from Coming to America by Dan Yaccarino

Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary Through Jan. 29, 2017 | Carpenter Lobby | Free Shot by some of the world’s finest photographers, including Stephen Alvarez, Rarely Seen features images of places, events, natural phenomena and man-made heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes. The National Geographic Society captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, natural wonders, and little-seen objects from the far reaches of the globe.

Programs for Youth and Family NEW! Free guided gallery tours are now offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.* *There will be no tours offered Dec. 22 and Dec. 25. Dec. 1 and Jan. 5 | JumpstART Stories and Art 10 a.m. | Children ages 2 and older | Free Gather around for story time followed by a craft project. While the paint dries, take a spin around the galleries with kids as part of the morning fun. All supplies provided. To register groups of 10 or more, call (972) 252-2787. ●  Dec. 1 | Deck the Halls (and Walls!) ● J  an. 5 | Winnie the Pooh Day! Dec. 11 | Sunday Family Funday, Tossed and Found 1 to 4 p.m. | Free Fun for all ages, celebrate a Green Christmas by making art from recycled objects. All supplies provided. Jan. 7-Feb. 11 | Saturday School 2 to 4 p.m. | Children ages 6 and older | $75 per child Irving Arts Center’s Saturday School continues with sixweek sessions of classes that explore a variety of artistic mediums. Art Connection members with a Smithsonian Affiliate/Family and above membership receive a 10 percent discount. This six-week session’s theme is Fundamentals of Drawing. Children will learn how to improve observation and drawing skills while working with a variety of drawing materials including pencils and ink.

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Rain, Rain Go Away Photograph by Andrew Suryono

The 24th Annual Holiday Exhibition and Tree Decorating Competition: Celebrating a Green Christmas Dec. 1-31 | Main Gallery | Free A favorite holiday tradition returns as the gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland! Christmas goes Green with decorations and art inspired by environmental stewardship and the call to reduce, reuse and recycle. Festive artwork by Irving ISD elementary students will deck the walls, and a forest of trees decorated by parentteacher and student organizations fill the hall. Patrons can vote for a favorite tree.

Close up of hand-crafted ornaments

The Book Forest Installation Dec. 1-Jan. 29, 2017 | Focus Gallery | Free Artists VET and Sheila Cunningham join forces to showcase the power of trees and books, contemplating the transitional phases of both. Their installation transforms the gallery into a forest of altered books that have been folded, manipulated and stacked to mimic trees, plants and ground cover ― inspiring conversation about repurposing, recycling and conservation.

December features performances from Colleyville Ballet, Ballet Ensemble of Texas, Irving Black Arts Council, Irving Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, Irving Symphonic Band and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra. Dec. 2 | The Nutcracker, Colleyville Ballet 7 p.m. | $26.50-$41.50 Dec. 3 | A Gospel Christmas, Irving Black Arts Council 7 p.m. | $10-$15 Dec. 3 and 4 | The Nutcracker, Ballet Ensemble of Texas 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 | $25-$30 2:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 4 | $25-$30 Dec. 10 | Home for the Holidays with the Texas State Men and Boys Choir, Irving Symphony Orchestra 7:30 p.m. | $38-$49

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A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture Dec. 3-Feb. 28, 2017 | Administration/Front Foyer | Free Produced in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the poster exhibition explores African American history, culture and community, and celebrates the historic opening of the newest Smithsonian museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Dec. 11 | The Nutcracker Returns, New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving 3:30 p.m. | $10-$20 Dec. 16 | Holiday in Sound, Irving Symphonic Band 7:30 p.m. | $6-$12 Taking the Stage Poster

Dec. 17 | Holiday Safari, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra 8 p.m. | $16.50-$46.50 For all ticketed events and performances, visit Tickets.IrvingArtsCenter.com. Gifts cards also available.

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City of Irving Parks and Recreation Classes

Registration is Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. at all full-time and school recreation centers. Classes begin Jan. 9 and end March 4. CIMARRON PARK RECREATION CENTER / 201 Red River Trail / (972) 910-0702 Hours: M  on, Wed, Fri : 6 a.m.–10 p.m. / Tue, Thu : 9 a.m.–10 p.m. / Sat : 9 a.m.–5 p.m. / Sun: 1–5 p.m.

GEORGIA FARROW RECREATION CENTER AT WEST PARK / 530 Davis Drive / (972) 721-2519 Hours: Mon–Fri : 9 a.m.–10 p.m. / Sat : 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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HERITAGE SENIOR CENTER / 200 S. Jefferson St. / (972) 721-2496 Hours: Mon, Thu, Fri : 8 a.m.–9 p.m. / Tue : 8 a.m.–10 p.m. / Wed : 8 a.m.–5 p.m. / Sat : 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Membership required to participate in activities.

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6-9 a.m. / 1-3 p.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / 1-3 p.m. (Badminton) 6 a.m.-9 a.m. / noon-3 p.m. (Pickleball) / 8-9:30 p.m. 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m. / 1-3 p.m. (Badminton) / 4-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. / noon-3 p.m. / 7-9:30 p.m. (Volleyball) noon-3 p.m. / 3-4:30 p.m. (Badminton) 1-3 p.m. (Badminton) / 3-4:45 p.m.

GEORGIA FARROW RECREATION CENTER AT WEST PARK / 530 Davis Drive / (972) 721-2519 Hours: Mon–Fri : 9 a.m.–10 p.m. / Sat : 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

DAY

TIME

CLASS

AGE

Wed

FEE

PRESCHOOL CLASSES Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

9 a.m.-noon 9:15-10 a.m. 10-10:45 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m. 9:15-10 a.m. 10-10:45 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m. 9:15-10 a.m. 10-10:45 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m. 9:15-10 a.m. 10-10:45 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m. 9:15-10 a.m. 10-10:45 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m. 10-10:45 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m.

Starkidz Preschool Academy (M-F) Pee Wee Basketball Dribblers Piece Your Puzzle All About Me Preschool Gym Games All About Animals Color By Numbers Learning States T-Ball Skills Playdoh Mania Basic Math Counting is Fun Preschool Soccer ABCs and 123s Big Wheel Racing Brilliant Builders Preschool Bowling Stories and Adventures

3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6

TBA $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

Tue

Wed

2:15-3 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 6:15-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 2-3 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 5-6 p.m. 6:15-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 5-6 p.m. 7-8 p.m.

Tutoring for Greatness Dodgeball Mania Cardio Madness World Cultures Foosball Challenge Homeschool Gym Games Youth Sport Table Tennis Challenge Teen Fitness Origami Art Math Homework Help Painting Poetry Youth Basketball Whiffle Ball Learning Chess Checkers Master

7-12 7-12 12-up 12-up 14-17 6-12 7-12 12-16 13-17 10-up 7-12 10-up 7-12 7-14 8-17 12-up

$5 -0$5 $5 -0-0-0-0$5 $5 $5 $5 -0-0-0-0-

Thu

AGE

FEE

8:45-9:45 a.m. 10-10:40 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 10:45-11:20 a.m.

AM Aerobics Tai Chi for Arthritis/Balance Fit For Life QiGong and the Art of Relaxation

50-up 50-up 18-up 50-up

10:45-11:45 a.m. 12:30-3:30 p.m. 12:30-4:30 p.m. 2-4 p.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.

Assisted Chair Yoga 42 (Dominoes) Beginner Bridge The Lively Steppers Zumba Gold Hula Lessons Bingo

50-up 50-up 50-up 50-up 18-up 18-up 50-up

6:30-7:30 p.m. 7-8 p.m.

Yoga Hula Part 2

18-up 18-up

7-8 p.m.

Heritage Singers (No rehearsal the 1st Mon) Stretch and Tone Wood Carving Gospel Singing Advanced Computer Crochet 42 (Dominoes) Hand and Foot Advanced Bridge Busy Fingers Quilting Club Beginner Computer Class

50-up

$15 mo. $5 (includes QiGong) $35 mo. $5 (includes Tai Chi for Arthritis) $35 mo. -0-0-0$20 mo. or $5/class $20 mo. Dish to share and two prizes $35 mo. or $8/class $25 mo. Hula students, $35 nonHula students $10/yr. + Membership

8:20-9:30 a.m. 9-11 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 10-11:30 a.m. 12:30-2 p.m. 12:30-3:30 p.m. 12:30-4:30 p.m. 12:30-4:30 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Amigurumi Crochet Evening Aerobics Ceramics Dance AM Aerobics Neglected History, an exercise in critical thinking 10-10:30 a.m. Nutrition 101 (2nd Wed) 10-10:40 a.m. Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention 10-11 a.m. Blood Pressure Screening (3rd Wed of month) 10:45-11:20 a.m. QiGong and the Art of Relaxation 2:15-3:45 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 7-9:15 p.m. 8:45-9:45 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m.

8:20-9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 10:15-11:15 a.m. 12:30-3:30 p.m. 12:30-4:30 p.m. 12:30-4:30 p.m. 12:30-4:30 p.m. 1-2 p.m. 1-2 p.m. 2:45-3:45 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6:15-8:30 p.m. 7-8 p.m.

Fri

Sat

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10:45-11:45 a.m. noon-1 p.m. 1:30-3:30 p.m. 2:30-3:30 p.m.

YOUTH & TEEN CLASSES Mon

TIME

ADULT CLASSES

OPEN GYM BASKETBALL Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

4-5 p.m. 6:15-7 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 6:15-7 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 6:15-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 6:15-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 6:15-7 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m.

7-8 p.m. 8:45-9:45 a.m. 9-11 a.m. 9 a.m.-noon 9 a.m.-noon 10-11 a.m. 10-11:30 a.m. noon-5 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 5:30-6:15 p.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 6:20-8:30 p.m. 9:15-10:45 a.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Assisted Chair Yoga Yoga Bluegrass Jam Session Advanced Line Dance

50-up 50-up 50-up 50-up 18-up 50-up 50-up 50-up 50-up 50-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 50-up 50-up

$5 -0-0-0$20 mo. -0-0-0-0$30/person (check for sessions) $20 mo. $15 mo. $15 mo. $5 $15 mo. -0-

50-up 50-up 50-up

-0$5 (includes QiGong) -0-

50-up

$5 (includes Tai Chi for Arthritis) $35 mo. or $8/class $35 mo. or $8/class -0$1

50-up 18-up 50-up 50-up Stretch and Tone 50-up Painting (Oil/Watercolor/Multimedia) 18-up Bingo 50-up 42 (Dominoes) 50-up Hand and Foot 50-up Advanced Bridge 50-up Intermediate Bridge 50-up Fitness Room Orientation (2nd and 50-up 4th Th) (Appt. Req.) Beginning Tap 50-up Intermediate Tap Dance 50-up Evening Aerobics 18-up Bunko 50-up There's Nothing Like a Great Book 50-up (3rd Th) Writing and You (not 3rd Th) 50-up AM Aerobics 50-up Movie Fridays 50-up Mah Jongg 50-up Ceramics 18-up Fit For Life 18-up Investor's Information Exchange 50-up Canasta 50-up Spanish Club 50-up Sign up for Texas Hold’em 50-up Zumba Gold 18-up Texas Hold’em 50-up Round Dance, couples required 18-up Yoga 18-up

$5 $20/lesson $1 -0-0-0-0-0-0$35 mo. $15 mo. $8 mo. -0-0$15 mo. -0-0-; inst. book $1 $15 mo. $35 mo. -0-0-0$3 $20 mo. TBA $25 quarterly $35 mo. or $8/class

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Mini Session

Call (972) 721-2501 for details or more information. Registration for Heritage Senior Center classes begins at 10 a.m. the first business day of the month. HERITAGE SENIOR CENTER / 200 S. Jefferson St. / (972) 721-2496 Hours: Mon, Thu, Fri : 8 a.m.–9 p.m. / Tue : 8 a.m.–10 p.m. / Wed : 8 a.m.–5 p.m. / Sat : 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Membership required to participate in activities.

DAY

TIME

CLASS

Sat

10 a.m.-noon Technology Saturday (Date TBA) 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Round Dance, couples required

LIVELY POINTE / 909 N. O’Connor Road / (972) 721-8090 Hours: Mon–Fri : 4–9 p.m. / Sat : 1–5 p.m.

DAY

AGE

FEE

50-up 18-up

-0$25 quarterly

9:30-11:30 a.m. 6-9:15 p.m. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Heritage Christmas Party New Year’s Dinner and Dance Crop-Til-You-Drop Scrapbooking

Feb. 14 March 25

6-9:15 p.m. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance 18-up Trash-to-Treasure Parking Lot Sale 0-up

50-up 18-up 50-up

-0$12/person $7 one session; $10 for both sessions, sign up in advance $12/person -0-

LEE PARK RECREATION CENTER / 3000 Pamela Drive / (972) 721-2508 Hours: Mon–Fri : 9 a.m.–10 p.m. / Sat : 9 a.m.–5 p.m. / Sun : 1–5 p.m.

DAY

TIME

Fri

Mon Tue

Thu

Sat

10 a.m.-noon 10-11 a.m. 11 a.m.-noon noon-1 p.m. 10-11 a.m. 11 a.m.-noon noon-1 p.m. 9:15-10 a.m.

Sat

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

2-3 p.m. 3:15-6 p.m. 3:30-4 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 2-3 p.m. 3:30-4 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 2-3 p.m. 3:30-4 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 2-3 p.m. 3:30-4 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 11 a.m.-noon 1-2 p.m. 2-3 p.m.

Tue

Wed

Thu Fri Sat

8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 9:15-10 a.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 10-11 a.m. 3-4 p.m. 4-4:45 p.m.

FEE

PRESCHOOL CLASSES

Preschool Mini Camp (M,W,F) Mix and Match Counting Fun Happy Feet Soccer Art Projects Calendar Time Gym Games Winter Crafts

3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5

$30 -0-0-0$5 -0-0$5

Tue

Homeschool P.E. Tennis After-School Program Mind Games Races and Relays Game Show Showdown Game Room Challenge Homeschool Sports Activities Lego Creations Hockey Tournament Intro to Hand Sewing Basketball Shooting Fundamentals Dodgeball Games Learn to Sew with Zippers Teen Discussion on Social Issues Homeschool Wiffle Ball Indoor Soccer Cardio Fun Board Game Blitz Beginner Teen Racquetball Homeschool Foosball Tournament Study Hall Sports Trivia Spanish for Beginners Table Tennis Rally Chain Reaction Dominoes Creative Writing Kickball Kraze

6-14 K-5 7-12 9-13 7-up 13-17 6-14 6-11 7-12 10-up 14-17 9-13 10-up 13-17 6-14 6-12 9-13 13-17 13-17 6-14 6-11 7-12 13-up 10-16 7-12 13-17 9-13

-0$180/6 weeks -0-0$5 ID Card -0-0-0$5 -0-0$20 -0-0-0-0-0$5 -0-0-0$5 -0-0$5 -0-

Crochet for Beginners Senior Cardio Senior Strength and Flexibility Ladies Fitness Adult Ping Pong Challenge Stretching and Walking WOW (Working Out with Weights) Wreath Making Agility Training Adult Exercises Cardio Core Jog and Run News and Notes Intro to Weight Training Billiard Basics

18-up 18-up 50-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 50-up 18-up 18-up

$5 + supplies $5 $10 $5 $5 $5 $5 $10 $5 $5 $5 $5 -0$5 $5

Mon

Wed Thu Sat

Mon Wed Fri Sat

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

TIME

CLASS

AGE

FEE

9:15-10 a.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 5:15-6:15 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6:15-7:15 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 5:15-6:15 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6:15-7:15 p.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 5:15-6:15 p.m. 6:15-7:15 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 5:15-6:15 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6:15-7:15 p.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Yoga for Seniors (M,W,F) Jazzercise Jazzercise Yoga II (M,W) Jazzercise Zumba Fitness Jazzercise Jazzercise USA Go Ju Karate (T,F) Jazzercise Jazzercise Jazzercise Jazzercise Zumba Fitness Jazzercise Jazzercise Yoga I Jazzercise Jazzercise Jazzercise

50-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 6-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up

$25 mo. $42 mo. $42 mo. $35 mo. $42 mo. $25 mo. $42 mo. $42 mo. $35 mo. $42 mo. $42 mo. $42 mo. $42 mo. $25 mo. $42 mo. $42 mo. $35 mo. $42 mo. $42 mo. $42 mo.

AGE

FEE

12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18

-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-

Wed

Thu

Fri Sat

LIVELY POINTE / 909 N. O’Connor Road / (972) 721-8090 Hours: Mon–Fri : 4–9 p.m. / Sat : 1–5 p.m.

DAY

TIME

CLASS

YOUTH & TEEN CLASSES Mon

Tue Wed

Thu

Fri

4:30-5:30 p.m. 4:30-6 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 4:30-6 p.m. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 4:30-6 p.m. 5-6 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 4:30-6 p.m. 5-6 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-9 p.m. 2-3 p.m.

CIT Y OF IRVING . ORG

Weight Room Orientation (M,W) Madden/NBA 2K Tournament Bake and Take Lively Running Club (M,W,F) Technology Tutoring PS4 NBA 2K Knockout Basketball Weight Room Orientation (M,W) Homework Help Let’s Make Up Lively Running Club (M,W,F) Video Game Challenge PS4 FIFA Homework Help Girls Fitness Irving Youth Action Council Mtg. Indoor Soccer Free Play Home School Sports

12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18 12-18

-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-

10:30-11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m.-noon 10:30-11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m.-noon 10:30-11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m.-noon 10:30-11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m.-noon 9 a.m.-noon 10-11 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m.

CLASS

AGE

FEE

Pop-Tarts and Playtime Sing and Dance Winter Crafts Lil Chefs Sticker Scenes Painting Puzzles and Games Musical Games Preschool Basketball League Puzzles and Games Painting

3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6

$10 $5 $5 $10 $5 $10 $5 $10 $80 $5 $5

3:15-4 p.m. 6:15-7 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 1-2 p.m. 2-3 p.m. 3-4 p.m.

Afterschool Gym Games (M-F) Bake and Take Smash Bros. Tournament Dinner and a Movie Arts and Crafts Flag Football Board Games

6-12 6-12 8-15 6-12 6-12 8-13 13-17

$10 $10 $10 $10/night $10 $5 $5

7:30-9 p.m. 6:15-7:45 p.m. 7:45-8:45 p.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m. 7:30-8:15 p.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m. 10 a.m.-noon

Bingo Night Personal Training (by appointment only) DIY Crafts Personal Training (by appointment only) Cardio Hour Personal Training (by appointment only) Senior Social

18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 55-up

$1/card $20/hour $10 $20/hour $5 $20/hour -0-

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS OFFERED BY OUTSIDE INSTRUCTORS Members interested in year-round programs may register at any time providing availability.

DAY

TIME

Mon

8:30-9:30 a.m. Yoga 9 a.m.-noon RARE Learning-Early Learners (M-F) 10:30 a.m.-noon Mom and Tots/Play and Learn Camp (M, W) 12:05-1:30 p.m. Preschool Camp (M, W) 5-5:30 p.m. Keyboarding/Piano 5-5:30 p.m. Gymnastics 5-6 p.m. Indoor Tennis 5:30-6 p.m. Keyboarding/Piano 5:30-6:15 p.m. Gymnastics 6-6:30 p.m. Keyboarding/Piano 6-7 p.m. Indoor Tennis 6:30-7 p.m. Keyboarding/Piano 6:30-7:15 p.m. Classical Indian Dance 7-8 p.m. Beg./Adv. Tennis (M or Th) 9-10 a.m. Beg./Adv. Tennis 9-10 a.m. Yoga (T,Th) 10:30 a.m.-noon Mom and Tots/Play and Learn Camp (T,Th) 12:05-1:30 p.m. Preschool Camp (T,Th) 4-4:45 p.m. Basketball Skills: Level 1 (T,Th) 4-4:55 p.m. Digital Photography by RARE Learning (T,Th) 4-5 p.m. Junior Tennis (T or Th) 4:45-5:30 p.m. Basketball Skills: Level 2 (T, Th) 5-5:55 p.m. Digital Photography by RARE Learning (T,Th) 5-6 p.m. Junior Tennis (T or Th) 5:30-6:15 p.m. Basketball Skills: Level 3 (T, Th) 6-7 p.m. Zumba (T,Th) 6-7 p.m. Junior Tennis (T or Th) 6:15-7 p.m. Basketball Skills: Level 4 (T,Th) 6:30-7 p.m. Beg. Soo Bahk Do Karate (T,Th) 7-8 p.m. Int. Tennis 7-8 p.m. Beg./Int. Soo Bahk Do Karate (T,Th) 7:30-8:30 p.m. Bootcamp 8-9 p.m. Adv. Soo Bahk Do Karate (T,Th) 10:30-11:15 a.m. Kindermusik 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Kindermusik 4-5:15 p.m. Kross Stitch Kids 5-6 p.m. Guitar Lessons 5-6 p.m. Indoor Tennis 5:30-6:15 p.m. Ballet and Tap 6-7 p.m. Indoor Tennis 6-7 p.m. Guitar Lessons 6:15-7 p.m. Ballet and Tap 7-8 p.m. Guitar Lessons 9-10 a.m. Int. Tennis 9:30-10 a.m. Parent and Me Dance Class 10-10:45 a.m. Tumbling for Tots 10:45-11:30 a.m. Ballet and Tap 5-5:30 p.m. Keyboard/Piano 5:30-6 p.m. Keyboard/Piano 6-6:30 p.m. Keyboard/Piano 6-7 p.m. Chess Tempo 6:30-7 p.m. Keyboard/Piano 9-10 a.m. MiniKickers Soccer 9:30-10:30 a.m. Bootcamp 10-10:45 a.m. Ballet and Tap 10-11 a.m. MiniKickers Soccer 10:45-11:30 a.m. Ballet and Tap 11-11:45 a.m. Bollywood Dance 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ballet and Tap noon-12:45 p.m. Bollywood Dance 1:15-1:45 p.m. Keyboarding/Piano 1:45-2:15 p.m. Keyboarding/Piano 2:15-2:45 p.m. Keyboarding/Piano 2:45-3:15 p.m. Keyboarding/Piano 3:15-3:45 p.m. Keyboarding/Piano 3:45-4:15 p.m. Keyboarding/Piano 4:15-4:45 p.m. Keyboarding/Piano

Tue

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS OFFERED BY OUTSIDE INSTRUCTORS Members interested in year-round programs may register at any time providing availability. Mon

Billiards Challenge PS4 Madden Lively Running Club (M,W,F) Xbox One Challenge Girls Workout Minecraft for Beginners Ping Pong Challenge Full Court Basketball

ADULT CLASSES

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. / 7:30-9:45 p.m. Mon 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. / 7:30-9:45 p.m. Tue 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. / 7:30-9:45 p.m. Wed 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. / 6-9:45 p.m. Thu 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. / 6-9:45 p.m. Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat 1-5 p.m. Sun *Open gym schedule is subject to change without notice. Call for daily updates on open gym hours.

DAY

FEE

YOUTH & TEEN CLASSES

OPEN GYM BASKETBALL*

Tue

TIME

AGE

ADULT CLASSES Mon

4:30-5:30 p.m. 4:30-6 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. 7:30-8:45 p.m. 1-2 p.m. 2-3 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 4-5 p.m.

CLASS

YOUTH & TEEN CLASSES Mon

AGE

MUSTANG PARK RECREATION CENTER / 2223 Kinwest Parkway / (972) 556-1334 Hours: M  on, Wed : 6 a.m.–10 p.m. / Tue, Thu, Fri : 9 a.m.–10 p.m. / Sat : 9 a.m.–5 p.m. / Sun: 1–5 p.m.

DAY

PRESCHOOL CLASSES

CLASS

YOUTH & TEEN CLASSES

SPECIAL EVENTS Dec. 16 Jan. 5 Jan. 21

TIME

Wed

Thu Fri

Sat

CLASS

OPEN GYM BASKETBALL*

AGE

FEE

18-up $75 mo. or $10/class 3-5 TBA 24-36 mo. $65 (4-week session) 3-5 5-15 2-3 7-up 5-15 4-up 5-15 7-up 5-15 5-17 18-up 18-up 18-up 24-36 mo.

$65 (4-week session) $85 mo. $42 mo. $40 mo. $85 mo. $49 mo. $85 mo. $40 mo. $85 mo. $50 mo. $80 mo. $80 mo. $75 mo. or $10/class $65 (4-week session)

3-5 6-18 9-15

$65 (4-week session) $98 mo. TBA

7-10 6-18 9-15

$40 mo. $98 mo. TBA

11-14 6-18 18-up 14-17 6-18 4-6 18-up 7-up 18-up 7-up 18 mo.-3.5 0-18 mo. 7-up 7-up 7-up 3-5 7-up 7-up 6-12 7-up 18-up 2-3 3-5 3-5 5-15 5-15 5-15 4-up 5-15 2-3 18-up 3-5 4-6 3-5 4-7 6-12 8-13 5-15 5-15 5-15 5-15 5-15 5-15 5-15

$40 mo. $98 mo. $5/class $40 mo. $98 mo. $30 mo. $80 mo. $50 mo. $15 mo. or $3/class $50 mo. $265 (14-wk session) $270 (14-wk session) $30 mo. + supplies $55 mo. $40 mo. $44 mo. $40 mo. $55 mo. $44 mo. $55 mo. $80 mo. $30 mo. $44 mo. $44 mo. $85 mo. $85 mo. $85 mo. $48 mo. $85 mo. $77 (6-week session) $15 mo. or $3/class $44 mo. $77 (6-week session) $44 mo. $44 mo. $44 mo. $50 mo. $85 mo. $85 mo. $85 mo. $85 mo. $85 mo. $85 mo. $85 mo.

6-9 a.m. / 11 a.m.-2 p.m.** / 7:15-9:45 p.m. (badminton) Mon 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tue 6-9 a.m / 11 a.m.-2 p.m.** / 7:15-9:45 p.m. Wed 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thu 11 a.m.-2 p.m.** / 5:30-9:45 p.m. Fri noon-2 p.m. / 2:30-4:45 p.m. (badminton) Sat 1-3 p.m. / 3-4:45 p.m. (badminton) Sun *Open gym schedule is subject to change without notice. Call for daily updates on open gym hours. **Badminton half of gym from noon-2 p.m.

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City of Irving Parks and Recreation Classes

Registration is Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. at all full-time and school recreation centers. Classes begin Jan. 9 and end March 4. NORTHWEST PARK RECREATION CENTER / 2800 Cheyenne St. / (972) 721-2529 Hours: Mon–Fri : 9 a.m.–10 p.m. / Sat : 9 a.m.–5 p.m. / Sun : 1–5 p.m.

DAY

TIME

CLASS

AGE

SENTER PARK RECREATION CENTER / 901 S. Senter Road / (972) 721-2641 Hours: Mon–Fri : 9 a.m.–10 p.m. / Sat : 9 a.m.–5 p.m. / Sun : 1–5 p.m.

FEE

PRESCHOOL CLASSES Mon Tue

Thu

Sat

9:30-11:30 a.m. 9:15-10 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 11 a.m.-noon noon-1 p.m. 9:15-10 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 11 a.m.-noon noon-1 p.m. 9:15-10 a.m. 10-11 a.m.

YOUTH & TEEN CLASSES 2-3 p.m. Mon 3:15-6 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 2-3 p.m. Tue 4-5 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 2-3 p.m. Wed 4-5 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 4-5 p.m. Thu 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 2-3 p.m. Fri 4-5 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 11 a.m.-noon Sat 1-2 p.m. 2-3 p.m.

Preschool Mini Camp (M,W,F) Play and Learn Sensory Skills Manners and More Dance, Stretch and Have Fun Count With Me Maze Run Winter Puzzles Big Wheel Rally Little Rookies Clay Molding

3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5

$30 $5 $5 -0$5 -0-0$5 $5 $5 $10

Homeschool Whiffle Ball After-School Program (M-F) Floor Hockey Triple Threat Exercise Mason Jar Creations Homeschool P.E. Tennis Watercolor Doodles Portrait Painting Doctor Dodgeball Homeschool Races and Relays Glitter Art Fuse Beads Ultimate Gym Activities Name Your Game Push and Pull Sketches and Skits Homeschool Science Board Game Blitz Book Club Family Kickball Diamond Games Color By Number Badminton

6-14 7-11 6-11 10-15 13-17 6-14 6-11 9-13 10-15 6-14 6-11 9-13 13-17 6-11 10-15 13-17 6-14 7-12 13-17 7- up 6-11 7-12 10-15

-0$180/6 weeks -0$5 $5 -0$5 $5 -0-0$5 $5 -0-0$5 $5 $5 -0$5 -0-0-0-0-

Uno Workout Elliptical Challenge New Year, New Me Treadmill Interval Training Jog, Run Walk to Stay Fit Cardio Workout Adult Coloring Healthy Habits Intro to Weight Room Gym Exercises Station Fitness

18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up

$5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

ADULT CLASSES Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 4-4:45 p.m.

OPEN GYM BASKETBALL* 9-10:30 a.m. / 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / 6-9:45 p.m. Mon 9 a.m.-1 p.m. / 4-5 p.m. / 6-9:45 p.m. Tue 9-10:30 a.m. / 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / 6-9:45 p.m. Wed 9-11 a.m. / noon-4 p.m. / 7-9:45 p.m. Thu 9-10:30 a.m. / 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. / 5-9:45 p.m. Fri 9-10 a.m. / 11 a.m.-2 p.m. / 3-4:45 p.m. Sat *Open gym schedule is subject to change without notice. Call for daily updates on open gym hours. YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS OFFERED BY OUTSIDE INSTRUCTORS Members interested in year-round programs may register at any time providing availability.

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6:30-7:30 p.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Kung Fu (T,Th) Tai Chi

13-up 18-up

$50 mo. TBA $35 mo. TBA

SENTER PARK RECREATION CENTER / 901 S. Senter Road / (972) 721-2641 Hours: Mon–Fri : 9 a.m.–10 p.m. / Sat : 9 a.m.–5 p.m. / Sun : 1–5 p.m.

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Basic Preschool Spanish* Blocks and Legos Preschool Cooking One More One Less Math*

3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6

$5 $5 $5 $5

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9:30-10:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Preschool Scissor Cutting Skills Preschool Gym Games Preschool Music Jam Sewing Little Fingers

3-6 3-6 3-6 3-6

$5 $3 $3 $5

Homeschool Basic Spanish* Volleyball Skills Extreme Coupons* Karate (M,W) Indoor Soccer Table Tennis Challenge Homeschool PE Tye Dye Art ActivStars Karate Homework Help Basic Baseball Skills* Winter Crafts Ballet Folkloric (W,F) Ab Fit Card Games Recycling Crafts* ActivStars Cheerleading Total Body Conditioning Domino Challenge Social Leisure Painting* Teen Etiquette Bead Art Art Explorer Basic Guitar Book Club Drawing Skills Preschool Basketball League (Call for Information)

7-14 9-12 18-up 5-up 7-11 12-up 7-14 7-12 4-15 7-11 9-14 7-11 7-up 18-up 12-up 8-12 4-15 18-up 12-up 20-40 13-up 7-11 8-12 7-up 15-up 8-11 4-6

$2 -0-0$40 mo. $2 -0-0$5 $7/week $0 $2 $3 $30 mo. $5 -0$3 $7/week $5 -0$15 -0$5 $2 $20 -0$2 $100/team

Extreme Coupons* Karate (M,W) Table Tennis Challenge Ballet Folkloric (W,F) Ab Fit Card Games Total Body Conditioning Domino Challenge Social Leisure Painting* Teen Etiquette Basic Guitar Book Club

18-up 5-up 12-up 7-up 18-up 12-up 18-up 12-up 20-40 13-up 7-up 15-up

-0$40 mo. -0$30 mo. $5 -0$5 -0$10 -0$20 -0-

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Tue

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ADULT CLASSES Mon Wed Thu

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9:30-10:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

7-8 p.m. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m.

OPEN GYM BASKETBALL** 9 a.m-9:45 p.m. Mon 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue 6 a.m.-5 p.m. / 8-9:45 p.m. Wed 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thu 9 a.m.-6 p.m. / 7-9:45 p.m. Fri 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Sat 1-4:45 p.m. Sun *Denotes new class. **Open gym schedule is subject to change without notice. Call for daily updates on open gym hours. YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS OFFERED $35 mo./$3 classBY OUTSIDE INSTRUCTORS Members interested in year-round programs may register at any time providing availability.

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9-10 a.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 4-6 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 7:30-9:45 p.m. 5-9 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 5-8:30 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 5-9 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Zumba Fitness (M-F) Pickleball (M,F) Power Workout (M-F) Power Workout (M-F) Zumba Fitness (M-F) Prime Fitness 4U Karate (M,W) Badminton (M,T,Th,Su) ActivStars Karate Senior Lunch Needle Work Gathering Ballet Folklorico (W,F) ActivStars Cheerleading Senior Jams Irving Singles Canasta Jujitsu

18-up 50-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 18-up 5-up 18-up 4-15 50-up 18-up 7-up 4-15 50-up 50-up 6-up

$35 mo./$3 class IPAR Card ID/$1 (City employees only) ID/$1 (City employees only) $35 mo./$3 class $10/class $50 mo. Membership $7/week $4 -0$30 mo. $7/week -0-0$25 mo.

Tue Wed

PRESCHOOL CLASSES Mon

1-2 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 1-2 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 5:45-8:45 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 5:45-8:45 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 9-9:45 p.m. 4-5 p.m. 5-6 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. 8-9 p.m. 8 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

Thu Fri Sat

Parks and Recreation Briefs Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 26-30 | Winter Break Camp 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Children in grades K-5 | $95 one session; $190 both sessions City recreation centers will offer two sessions of winter break camp with a variety of activities including arts and crafts, gym games and field trips. Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch each day. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Register in person at a neighborhood recreation center or online at CityofIrving.org/IrvingRec. Call (972) 721-2501 for more details. Cimarron Park Recreation Center 201 Red River Trail, (972) 910-0702 ● Dec. 15 | Gingerbread House Making 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $10 per house An intergenerational event for families to create a gingerbread house. Parents or guardians should note that it can get a little messy with the frosting, sweets and graham crackers. Registration deadline is Dec. 14. Georgia Farrow Recreation Center 530 Davis Drive, (972) 721-2519 ● Dec. 16 | Edible Christmas Craft 11 a.m. to noon | Children ages 3-6 | $5 per child Children are invited to come have fun and enjoy making holiday treats they can eat. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline is Dec. 13. Heritage Senior Center 200 S. Jefferson St., (972) 721-2496 ● Dec. 6 | Dinner and Show 4:15 to 9:30 p.m. | Ages 50 and older | $20 for the show; meal is extra Enjoy a delicious Italian dinner followed by a show.

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Renowned writer-composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale, “A Christmas Carol” into the hit screen musical, “SCROOGE”. Advanced registration is required. Lively Pointe Youth Center 909 N. O’Connor Road, (972) 721-8090 ●  Dec. 10 | Teen Jam: Glow in the Dark Jam 7 to 11 p.m. | Middle and high school students | Free with IPAR card or school ID Participants can get creative using invisible body paint to see who is the most colorful when the lights go out. A stocking full of goodies or a present may be waiting. Complimentary food and soda will be provided. Dress appropriately as clothes may get messy. Mustang Park Recreation Center 2223 Kinwest Parkway, (972) 556-1334 ● J  an. 13-Feb. 24 | Indoor Handball League Boys and girls ages 7-13 | $50 person Kids love handball because of how easy it is to play. Rules are modified so that all players can be successful. Handball is a fast-paced, high-scoring team game that uses nearly all soccer rules. The only difference is participants take the ball off the ground and use their hands. Each handball league meets every Friday for six weeks. Players and teams will practice the first class to learn the rules and basic strategies. Teams will then play two, 20-minute half games for the remaining five weeks. Every player will receive a team T-shirt and ranked trophy based on the end of season team record.

Northwest Park Recreation Center 2800 Cheyenne St., (972) 721-2529 ● Dec. 16 | Letters to Santa 10 to 11:30 a.m. | Children ages 12 and younger | $5 per child Come create and hand deliver a letter to Santa. There will be music, arts and crafts, pictures and refreshments to add to the festivities. Registration deadline is Dec. 8. Senter Park Recreation Center 901 S. Senter Road, (972) 721-2641 ● Dec. 9 | Story with Santa and Gingerbread House Creations 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Children ages 3-6 | $5 per child Children can come listen to a story with Santa while building their own tasty, gingerbread house. Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. ● Jan. 7-Feb. 18 | Little Sharp Shooters Basketball League Boys and girls ages 4-6 | $100 per team (10-player maximum) During this seven-week league held on Saturdays, boys and girls will learn to improve their basketball skills. Little Sharp Shooters will focus on the fundamentals of basketball including dribbling, passing, shooting, teamwork and lots of fun. Registration deadline is Dec. 16. For more details, call (972) 721-2641.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. OBSERVANCE Each January the City of Irving holds a special event to recognize and appreciate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This annual observance takes place at the Irving Arts Center, and features a variety of music, dance and theatrical performances. Kung Fu

Irving Recreation Centers Offer Programs to Get Fit in the New Year As 2016 comes to an end and the New Year inches closer, the City of Irving recreation centers offer many programs that can help residents pursue their exercise regimen. The recreation centers offer exercise classes, as well as free-play times including basketball, badminton, pickleball and volleyball. Residents and nonresidents have access to free-play times and programs offered through the recreation centers with a valid Irving Parks and Recreation membership. Motivation is key to many fitness goals. With that philosophy in mind, the recreation centers offer a range of programs including cardio training, senior strength and flexibility, circuit workout, yoga, Zumba, boot camp, tai chi, personal training, tennis lessons and belly fit/ belly dancing. All of the recreation centers offer their own programs and all of them can be accessed through the City of Irving Parks and Recreation website at CityofIrving.org/983. Recreation centers have fitness center memberships. These memberships are ideal for residents looking to work out at their own leisure. Fitness centers have a variety of cardio and strength training machines that members can use. Seniors age 50 and older also can access the Heritage Senior Center, which specializes and develops programs specifically for senior residents. Learn more at CityofIrving.org/978. For students ages 12 to 17, the fitness rooms at Lively Pointe Youth Center are available at no cost. No adult fitness memberships are sold at Lively Pointe. Students ages 16 and older can work out on their own after completing an orientation and parental waiver. Younger students can register for one of the weight room classes or the outdoor fitness program, which are supervised by center staff. All of the programs are free of charge at Lively Pointe. For more information on Parks and Recreation, visit CityofIrving.org/Parks or call (972) 721-2501. n

Dec. 9 | Holiday in the Valley 7 p.m. | Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail Get in the holiday spirit with carolers, a puppet show, balloon artists, games, prizes and refreshments. Who knows, there may even be a special visitor from the North Pole.

Here are some of the programs offered at each recreation center: Cimarron Park Recreation Center ● Belly fit/belly dancing ● Personal training ● Tennis lessons Georgia Farrow Recreation Center ● Boot camp ● Cardio fitness ● Zumba Heritage Senior Center Aerobics ● Line dance ● Stretch and tone ●

Lee Park Recreation Center Jazzercise ● Yoga for seniors ● Zumba ●

WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS

Mustang Park Recreation Center Boot camp ● Mustang Fitness ● Yoga

As the cold season approaches, residents are reminded to prepare for the possibility of winter weather. Even though winter weather can be fun to play in, it also can cause vehicle accidents and hypothermia. The weight of snow and ice could potentially knock down power lines causing an outage of electricity for an extended period of time.

Northwest Park Recreation Center Cardio for Health ● Kung fu ● Tai chi ●

The city offers residents the following tips to assist in preparing for inclement weather and staying safe.

Senter Park Recreation Center ● Ballet Folklórico ● Karate ● Power workout

Winter Weather Safety Tips: ● Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing instead of one heavy layer. ●

Ensure that outer garments are waterrepellent.

Ensure heating sources are working properly and that they are well ventilated. It is important to have them serviced regularly.

Avoid driving on overpasses and bridges. These often freeze more quickly than roads.

Winterize vehicle. Flush the cooling system, replace the coolant, the wiper blades, etc.

Prepare a “Go Kit” (blanket, gloves, hat, etc.) for the vehicle in case of being stranded.

Insulate outside faucets and pipes; keep inside faucets dripping when the temperature falls below freezing.

Ensure animals have plenty of food, water and shelter for extreme weather conditions.

Holiday Crafts

Dec. 10 | Harry Potter Yule Ball 6 p.m. | West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road | Teens in grades 6-12 Revel in crafts, table Quidditch and a golden snitch hunt around the library at the second Harry Potter Yule Ball. Come dressed to impress as muggles, wizards or favorite Harry Potter characters. Refreshments will be served.

Dec. 10 | Posadas 2 p.m. | East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road Experience cultural holiday merriment with awardwinning Salvadoran children’s author René Colato Laínez, and performances by Mariachi Espuelas de Plata and Ballet Folklórico Dos Tierras.

Dec. 17 | A Very Merry Star Wars Christmas 2:30 p.m. | South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive | Open to all ages The holidays strike back during this sci-fi extravaganza. Participants will craft lightsabers and ornaments while watching “The Force Awakens” on the big screen. Come in costume for pictures and fun.

Dec. 10 | Build a Gingerbread House 2:30 p.m. | West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road Families are invited to create a special gingerbread house to take home or include in a holiday display at the library. All supplies provided.

Dec. 19 | Holiday Movie Time 2:30 p.m. | West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road Enjoy a family friendly holiday movie and seasonal treats. Screening, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000). For more information, call (972) 721-4612.

Dec. 10 | Whirled Dance Tour @ Your Library 3 p.m. | South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive | Ages 12 and older Kick off a year-long tour of world cultures through dance. Join in the fun of American contra dance as instructor Linda Mrosko demonstrates how to perform the steps. No partner or previous dance experience is required.

Dec. 20 | Holiday Crafts for Kids and Teens 2:30 p.m. | West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road Kids and teens will make fun and easy holiday crafts. Supplies provided.

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For more information, visit IrvingEvents.org or call (972) 721-2501. n

Fitness Programs

Library Briefs Dec. 6, 13 and 15 | Irving Reads “The BFG” Come to the library for family story time in support of Roald Dahl’s classic “The BFG,” the selected title for Irving ISD’s shared reading experience Irving Reads. ● Dec. 6 7 p.m. | Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail ● Dec. 13 11 a.m. | East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road ● Dec. 15 7 p.m. | West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road

6 p.m. Jan. 15

Senior Strength

Visit CityofIrving.org/Emergency-Management for more information about winter weather or disaster preparedness. Additional resources can be found at Ready.gov and KnoWhat2Do.com. n

Dec. 31 | Noon Year’s Eve Party 11:30 a.m. | West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road Children ages 2 to 8, will be wide-awake for a special celebration of New Year’s Eve with crafts, snacks and an extra special countdown leading up to noon.

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CHRISTMAS TREE ROUNDUP PROVIDES ECO-SOLUTION FOR TREES After the flurry of gift giving and turkey stuffing, residents will have an opportunity to properly dispose of fresh-cut Christmas trees for recycling during Irving’s annual Christmas Tree Roundup. Fresh-cut Christmas trees will be collected as a part of Irving’s regular weekly brush/bulky waste pickup Dec. 27 through Jan. 6. Weekly brush/bulky waste collection is offered the same day as curbside recycling. To find out more about curbside recycling and weekly brush/bulky waste collection, call (972) 721-8059. Centennial Park Lights

Residents also have the option to take Christmas trees to any of the following drop-off locations from Dec. 23 through Jan. 8:

Spotlight: Lighting Up the Holidays

●  Cottonwood Park, 4051 N. Story Road

Wrapped up like a beautiful present for the city, the lighted trees and landscape at Centennial Park brighten the nights for holiday revelers.

●  Southwest Park, 2800 W. Shady Grove Road ●  Las Colinas Service Center, 5964 Riverside Drive

(southern section of the parking lot) ●  Hunter Ferrell Landfill, 110 E. Hunter Ferrell

Road (hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily; closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1). Whether placing at the curb or dropping off, residents must remove all obstructions, such as tree stands, lights, tinsel, nails and ornaments. All plastic bags covering the tree also must be removed. All fresh-cut Christmas trees collected as part of this program will be mulched and made available for a nominal fee at the Hunter Ferrell Landfill. For more information, call (972) 721-8059. For more information about the Christmas Tree Roundup or other city recycling programs, call (972) 721-8059. n

Each year, a crew of about 25 Parks and Recreation employees descend on Irving’s Centennial Park, 444 W. Second St., to give it a holiday facelift. In December, during the week prior to the annual Holiday Extravaganza, this special group of dedicated workers carefully wrap the trees and set up decorative lighted displays of trains, wreaths and other seasonal scenes to create a winter wonderland that delights the young and the young-at-heart. This year’s display will be open to the public from dusk to 10 p.m. Dec. 3-26, weather permitting. The light display is free and affords a leisurely stroll through one of the jewels of Irving’s Heritage District, Centennial Park. It takes thousands of strands of lights to cover the 200 trees that are part of the display, and depending on the size, one tree might be wrapped with up to 10 strands of lights. Each strand has between 150 and 300 lights. In addition, Centennial Park’s walls, fences and bridge are covered with lights, and walkways are lighted on each side to keep pathways visible for visitors after dark. In an effort to remain resourceful and environmentally friendly, the Parks and Recreation Department began replacing its inventory during the past three years with energy-efficient, durable LED lights.

Launched in 2002, this holiday tradition brings people from all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area to Irving to enjoy a stroll and the sense of community that returns year after year. So, remember to stop by this holiday season and enjoy the peace, tranquility and beauty of Irving’s Holiday Lights with friends and family. Be prepared to walk. Bike riding is not permitted in the walkways because of the large numbers of visitors, especially at night. Riders can lock their bikes in the park’s bike rack, or they can walk their bikes on the paths. If the weather turns stormy, the show might not go on that night. Although Parks staff works hard to weatherproof the connections for the lighted strands, sometimes Mother Nature works her way into the lines with condensation. At that point, the park goes dark to reduce damage to the displays, lights and generators. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (972) 721-2501. n

Holiday Light Facts ●  Open to the public from dusk to 10 p.m.

Dec. 3-26, weather permitting. Perhaps the most interesting fact about this holiday tradition is that it is staffed 24/7 from the start of the decorating until it closes down shortly after Christmas. Parks staff patrols the area during the day using a cart. On-duty employees wear uniforms day and night, clearly identifying them as city staff, and visitors can ask any questions they have about the decorations.

●  Free admission. ●  Up to 60,000 lights decorate 200 trees,

displays, walkways and other areas. ●  Portable restrooms available. ●  No bike riding through the display.

CITY HOLIDAY, NO TRASH COLLECTION There will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection Dec. 23, 26 and Jan 2. In addition, the following facilities will be closed: ●  City offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and Jan. 2. ●  The Hunter Ferrell Landfill, libraries and

recreation centers will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1. East Branch Library will be closed Dec. 31. Libraries and recreation centers will close at 1 p.m. Dec. 31. ●  The Heritage Senior Center and Heritage

Aquatic Center will be closed Dec. 23-26 and Jan. 2. ●  The North Lake Aquatic Center will be closed

Dec. 19-Jan. 2. ●  The Irving Arts Center will be closed Dec. 23-26

and Jan. 1-2. Visit CityofIrving.org for more information. n

SUBMIT A CITY-RELATED INITIATIVE IDEA Residents who would like to submit ideas for programming on Irving Community Television Network (ICTN) or stories for “City Spectrum” can email them to thanson@cityofirving.org. n

Police Focus on Impaired Driving During Holidays The Irving Police Department will employ a “no-refusal” approach to DWI enforcement during the New Year’s holiday weekend — Dec. 30 through Dec. 31 — in an effort to curtail impaired driving. Additionally, officers will employ increased attention to DWI enforcement beginning late December through early January 2017. Officers whose primary focus will be to locate and arrest impaired drivers will be on duty. Those officers’ high visibility and enforcement efforts should serve as a warning to those who would consider driving impaired. When no-refusal operations are in effect, those arrested for DWI will be offered a blood test only (no breath tests). Officers will seek a search warrant, signed by a judge, to obtain a sample from anyone refusing consent to a blood test. In Texas, a driver is considered legally intoxicated if a chemical screening indicates a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 percent or more. A driver also is considered legally intoxicated if the normal use of mental and/or physical faculties has been lost due to the introduction of alcohol or any other substance into the body. The no-refusal campaign has proven to be an effective deterrent and a reminder to the public of the consequences of impaired driving.

“City Spectrum” is published by the City of Irving Communications Department to keep residents informed of city news, events and information. For additional information, visit CityofIrving.org. P. 8

In addition to Christmas and New Year’s, no-refusal operations also are in effect in Irving during spring break and the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. n

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