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Kid’s Fishing Day

February 15, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Come reel ‘em in at the Mike Lewis Park lagoon, 2600 Block of N. Carrier Pkwy. This popular event is free to children 16 and younger. The lagoon will be stocked with trout. There is no registration or entry fee to participate in the Kid’s Fishing Day, but there will be an on-site sign-up table. A limited number of loaner rods and reels will be available on a first come first serve basis with a driver’s license or credit card deposit. Registration is noon-1 p.m.

Better Angels

February 15, 12-3:30 PM

There’s a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn’t help. Please join us for the Better Angels Skills Workshop at the Cozby Library and Community Commons to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship. Better Angels is a national non-profit organization made up of Republicans and Democrats that work together to address the growing divide in political thought in our country. This workshop will look at ways to bring back civil political discussions to our communities. The trained moderator will show the participants ways to respect each other as people even when they don’t agree or understand each other’s political beliefs.

Growing up in Dalworth

February 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Angela Luckey, President Grand Prairie NAACP will present the program: “Growing up in Dalworth”.

The meeting will be at the newly restored Grand Prairie Historical Organization Museum, 1516. W. Main Street, Grand Prairie, 75050 from 

Lunch will be provided by Gordo’s Barbecue for $10.00/person.

RSVP at rsvp@grandprairiehistorical.org if eating by noon Monday, Feb. 17.

Coppell Writers Group

February 20, 7 PM

Using a platform of tips, tricks, and inspiration from a number of writing books we plan to offer small pieces of advice, optional writing prompts and exercises, timed writing opportunities, and chances to share writing samples with others. Facilitated by Amanda Kennedy and Tara Henderson. Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. For adults at Cozby Library and Community Commons.

Irving Public Meetings to Address City Housing Needs

February 20, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

How Residential Development is Financed
Learn about the relationship between the cost to build, fair market values/rents and affordability. Discuss where affordable housing should be developed and why some neighborhoods are more stable than others.

All meetings are open to the public and will be held at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd, in City Council Chambers.

Irving Public Meetings to Address City Housing Needs

February 21, 10 a.m.

How Development Cost Affects Housing Availability

Designed for developers, builders and contractors, participants will explore the issues of development costs and the systems that can be improved to increase housing production. Learn what can be done to lower development costs without impacting quality.

All meetings are open to the public and will be held at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd, in City Council Chambers.