Community Flea Market
April 11, 8 AM - 1 PM
Clean out the house and sell your gently used items at this indoor rummage sale at Cimarron Park Recreation Center. Cost is $15 per booth and sellers must provide their own tables and chairs. For a $20 fee, a table and two chairs will be provided. Sellers should register in advance. Free admission for shoppers.
Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off/Great American Cleanup
April 11, 9 a.m. to noon
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) invites community members to attend the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off/Great American Cleanup from. This year’s cleanup will be held at Trinity View Park, 2298 E. 6th St. Volunteers will meet at the pavilion near the soccer fields. The Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off is the state’s signature event for Keep America Beautiful’s nationwide Great American Cleanup program. Volunteers of all ages are invited to participate. KIB will provide supplies such as litter pickers, trash and recycling bags and gloves. Lunch will be provided after the cleanup, as well as music and prize drawings.
DFW Humane Society Walkathon
April 11, 9 a.m. to noon
A human and pet walkathon benefitting the DFWHS with vendors & prizes, and pet adoptions on-site. Treat bags for the first 100 people signed up. North Campion Trail, Birds Fort Trail Park, Riverside Drive and Spur 345. Parking is available at the DART parking lot. $12 to register as a walker ages 13 and older; children under 12 are free. Participants set their own individual fundraising goals, are given their own web page to track donations and solicit contributions using their own email, Facebook and twitter contacts. The website offers tools on the registration page that can be customized to make asking for donation easy. Teams are welcome. Register at www.dfwhumane.org Sign up link http://www.dfwhsvolunteer.com//walker/index.php All proceeds benefit the non-profit DFW Humane Society. We are outdoors and vaccinated and leashed dogs are welcome this year.
April 11, 9 AM – 1 PM
Events at Earthfest include environmental education booths and demonstrations, kids’ activities, plant sale, and more. Location – Town Center Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019.
April 11, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
AARP volunteers will be on hand to help middle- to low-income residents file their taxes Saturdays through April 11 in the Central Library auditorium, 801 W. Irving Blvd. Registration forms and numbers will be given out beginning at 9:30 a.m. Numbers will be called in order of receipt starting at 10 a.m. Volunteers will be available until 2 p.m. Visit aarp.org for a list of important documents that must be brought to the event. For details, visit citofirving.org/library.
Irving Heritage House Tours
April 12, 3 pm – 5 pm
The Irving Heritage House will be open on Sunday. Docent led tours will begin at 3pm and 4pm. Admission is free. Built in 1912 by C.P. Schulze, brother of one of Irving’s co-founders , the Heritage House is a restored pioneer home. This Texas State Historical Landmark is located at 303 S. O’Connor.
Many beautiful antiques are throughout the Heritage House. Some of the furnishings include a 1840 clock, an organ (ca.1880), a square piano (ca.1860), Limoges, Sevres, and Bavarian porcelains, and many more items from the past. For more information visit www.irvingheritage.com or call 972-252-3838.
April 14, 6:30 p.m.
Residents will have an opportunity to provide input on the possibility of bringing a new museum to downtown Irving at the Central Library Auditorium, 801 W. Irving Blvd. All ideas, suggestions and recommendations are welcome. Representatives from Toxey/McMillan Design Associates will be on-hand to receive input, answer questions and share updates from the recent Heritage Museum Feasibility Assessment. In addition, Toxey/McMillan representatives will share new information on the mission and vision for the proposed museum, and provide a recap of their efforts to date.
VNA Meals on Wheels Volunteer Training
April 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon
The training will be held at the VNA Haggerty Center located at 1440 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. For every day a volunteer delivers a route, VNA Meals on Wheels saves enough money to feed another hungry senior for a week.
Volunteering as a VNA Meals on Wheels driver is an easy and rewarding way to give back to the community. Delivering a route usually takes about an hour and a half, and volunteers may deliver as often as they wish, be it weekly, monthly or however best fits their schedule. Volunteers may choose the neighborhood where they would like to deliver meals. Currently, the neighborhoods where VNA Meals on Wheels most needs help are in Oak Cliff, Pleasant Grove and White Rock.
Reservations are preferred to take part in VNA Meals on Wheels volunteer training. Please contact VNA Meals on Wheels Manager of Volunteers Melanie Crommett at 214-689-2685 to RSVP.
Art Historian to Lecture at University of Dallas
April 16, 7 p.m.
Renowned art historian and Duke University A. M. Cogan Professor of Art and Art History Caroline Bruzelius will visit the University of Dallas as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Society Visiting Scholar Series April 16-17. As part of the visit, Bruzelius will deliver a public lecture on “Preaching, Building, and Burying: Friars in the Medieval City,” in the Art History Auditorium on the University of Dallas campus.
Great Days of Service
This is the 14th year for Irving’s Great Days of Service (GDS), an interfaith and community outreach to homeowners who need a helping hand in keeping up their properties. GDS team members are already hard at work planning for the two GDS dates, April 17-18 and 24-25.
GDS leaders work with Irving Code Enforcement to identify homes needing repairs that are owned by elderly, disadvantaged or disabled homeowners. In addition to Code Enforcement, faith communities, friends and other interested persons can refer properties for consideration.
Brown indicates that volunteers and contributions to GDS are needed and appreciated and that volunteers do not have to be affiliated with a particular faith group. For more information, contact Chairman Brown at email@example.com or log on to the www.gdsirving.org website.