Category for Community Events

4th of July Events

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Coppell Concert and Fireworks July 3, 7 to 10 p.m. Due to flooding, Coppell’s Independence Day concert and fireworks show will be moved to Wagon Wheel Park, 345 Freeport Parkway. A live performance by the Jordan

Calendar of Events

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Add a New Furry Family Member Through June 30 The Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane, is celebrating national Adopt a Shelter Cat Month in June by uniting loving cats with wonderful homes this

Ham operators harness the power of speech

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What a ham. That’s a compliment, not an insult, for amateur radio enthusiasts that attended the Ham-Com conference at the Irving Convention Center June 12 – 13. “It’s a hobby, and it’s all about having fun,”

Philanthropists learn techniques to improve non-profits

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Raising money without a good message is challenging, especially in a tight economy. That is why area philanthropists attended a conference on how to improve their strategies at the DFW Philanthropy in Action conference at

Go Red event informs Latina women about heart health

Go Red event informs Latina women about heart health

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Lisa Rios is one of the fortunate ones. Twice in her lifetime, heart problems could have ended her life, but both times, she survived. “You always think it’s never going to be you,” Rios said. Rios was

Coppell’s aquatic center participates in “World’s Largest Swim Lesson”

Coppell’s aquatic center participates in “World’s Largest Swim Lesson”

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Photo: In her final act during “the world’s largest swim lesson,” a youngster swims through a tunnel of cheering swim instructors. /Photo by Courtney Ouellette Despite the threat of rain, young swimmers and their parents

Community Calendar

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Make and Take Rain Barrel June 25, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Capture rainwater and keep your plants happy. This class will cover the benefits of using rain water to irrigate your landscape, garden and even

David “Chicken” brings music, dancing to South Irving Library

David “Chicken” brings music, dancing to South Irving Library

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Photo: In order to help their new friend David Chicken perform, youngsters play their instruments at the South Irving Library. /Photo by Courtney Ouellette Music drifted through the hallways of the South Irving Library on

Community shows love to teachers on last day of school

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A true sense of community was visible during a teacher’s appreciation luncheon on the last day of school at John and Margie Stipes elementary in the Irving district. The Irving Women’s Network hosted the luncheon

Dallas chefs help battle neurofibromatosis

Dallas chefs help battle neurofibromatosis

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Photo: Meso Maya chef Nico Sanchez takes a moment to chat with a patron about the evening./ Photo by John Starkey  Chefs from 43 top Dallas restaurants brought out the knives, grills and secret sauces