ATP Irving Tennis Classic: The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas is hosting the Irving Tennis Classic through March 16. The tournament is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour. It features a 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. The family friendly event also will include an interactive kid zone hosted by the Dallas Tennis Association on March 16. Fans are encouraged to watch the players in action. Tickets to the event are available at irvingtennisclassic.com, and start at $25.
Women’s Defense Class: Registration is open for the Irving Police Athletic League’s four-day Rape Aggression Defense class for women, ages 12 years and older. Classes in English will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 17-20. Classes in Spanish will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 31 to April 3. Both sessions will be held at the Fire and Police Training Academy, 2603 Esters Road. During the training, participants will practice realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. Each participant must provide a $20 donation for kids’ programs, sign waivers and attend all four days of their session. For more information, visit irvingpal.org and choose “Events,” or call Officer Jill Smith at (972) 721-2544.
Town Hall: A City Council led Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 18 at Mustang Park Recreation Center, 2223 Kinwest Parkway. During the meeting, the City of Irving and representatives from the development firm, OliverMcMillan, will gather resident input related to the possible development of the city-owned stadium-site property located at State Highway 114, Loop 12 and State Highway 183. Developers and architects are asking for resident input prior to finalizing the master plan for the proposed high-end project. The site includes 78 acres of prime real estate located in the heart of the Metroplex. For more information, call (972) 721-7600.
Archery Clinic: Want to have fun learning how to shoot a bow and arrow? The Irving Police Athletic/Activities League (IPAL) is offering a free archery clinic for ages 10-18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. March 18 at IPAL, 1550 Rock Island Road. No registration required; however, parents or guardians must sign a waiver. Participants may attend one or both clinics. For more information, visit irvingpal.org.
Teen Jam: Middle and high school students are invited to enjoy an evening of music and games during Teen Jam, from 7 to 11 p.m. March 22 at Lively Pointe Youth Center, 909 N. O’Connor Blvd. Complimentary snacks and soda will be served. Free admission with a valid IPAR card. For more information, call (972) 721-8090.
Wags and Whiskers Week: The Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC), 4140 Valley View Lane, is celebrating four years of service to the community. To mark this milestone, IACC is encouraging families to adopt animals for little to no cost during its Wags and Whiskers Week.
- March 25: Two-Furr Tuesday. Adopt two animals for the price of one.
- March 26: Half off the regular adoption fee for all animals.
- March 27: Dogs weighing more than 40 pounds available for free adoption.
- March 28: Claire Morris Free Feline Friday. Cats, 1 year and older, available for free adoption.
- March 29: Free adoptions for animals ages 4 and older; and half off for younger pets.
Pet Pawlooza caps off Wags and Whiskers Week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 at IACC. Dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes are welcome to enjoy a pet-friendly amusement park. The IACC is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Adoptions must be processed 30 minutes before closing. For more information, call (972) 721-2256.
Environmental Classes: Several classes are available for residents looking to increase their knowledge about gardening and water use. For complete details or to register visit cityofirving.org/begreen and select “Educational Opportunities.”
- Bats in the City – 6 to 7:30 p.m., March 20, West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road
- Smart Springtime Water Usage – 9 a.m. to noon, March 22, Valley View Municipal Complex, 333 Valley View Lane
For more information call the Office of Environmental Stewardship at 972-721-2355.
Community Fest: Enjoy a day filled with free food, games, entertainment and children’s activities during the annual Community Fest, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 22 at its new location, Senter Park, 901 S. Senter Road. Businesses and city departments will be present during the event. For more information, call (972) 721-2641.
Irving Police Banquet: The Irving Police Department, in partnership with the Family Advocacy Center (FAC), is hosting its 18th annual Police Awards Banquet on March 27 at the Dallas Marriott-Las Colinas Hotel, 223 W. Las Colinas Blvd. A silent auction will kick off the evening at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Banquet proceeds support the Irving FAC. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit irvingpd.com or call (972) 721-2598.
Fire Hydrant Flushing: Fire hydrant flushing will occur throughout the city during March and April. Irving firefighters perform flushing to check for proper water flow and pressure, and to ensure that hydrants will work properly in case of emergency. State and federal agencies require water utilities workers to flush fire hydrants to circulate water and remove rust and other debris from lines.
Earth Day Eco-Film Fest: Irving will host its third annual Earth Day Eco-Film Fest from April 11-16. This free, four-day event, features eight films in four locations that will provide event-goers an opportunity to see a variety of environmental films about a range of topics. For a complete listing of times, locations, movie titles and summaries, visit cityofirving.org/begreen. For more information, call (972) 742-2296.
ICTN Spotlight: A girl receiving medical care in Irving got a special experience at the Las Colinas Equestrian Center: Miranda got to meet a miniature horse. Watch on Demand.