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 4 and 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.
ATP Irving Tennis Classic: The Irving Tennis Classic will be held March 10-16 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. The tournament is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour. It will feature a 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. The family-friendly event will also 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.
Eco-Film Fest Feature: The secret lives of bats, butterflies, hummingbirds and bumblebees unravel in “Wings of Life.” Released as part of Walt Disney Studios’ DisneyNature banner, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg’s documentary employs macrophotography to show moviegoers a world they’ve likely never experienced. Meryl Streep narrates the G-rated film, presented free from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 6 at West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road. Registration recommended at cityofirving.org/begreen.
Spring Break Camp: City recreation centers will offer a Spring Break Camp March 10–14 for grades K–5. A variety of activities will be offered in a fun and safe environment, including arts and crafts, gym games and field trips. Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch each day, but will be provided with morning and afternoon snacks. Camp hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Cost is $95 per child. Spaces are limited and registration must be made in advance with an IPAR ID card. Call neighborhood recreation centers for more details.
Daylight Saving Time: The Irving Fire Department reminds residents to change the battery in their smoke detector when changing their clocks for Daylight Saving Time on March 9. For more information about smoke detectors, call (972) 721-2651.
Community Gardens Grant Program: An additional round of grant funding opportunities are available through the Community Gardens Grant Program. Applications are being accepted through March 14. The application and a list of required documents, along with information regarding the city’s Community Gardens Policy and Grant Program Guidelines, can be found at cityofirving.org/begreen.
Toll Tags No Longer Available through the City of Irving: The City of Irving will no longer be issuing Toll Tags for NTTA. Residents in need of obtaining a toll tag may do so at NTTA’s Irving location, 5555 President George Bush Turnpike, by calling the customer service line at (972) 818-NTTA (6882), or by logging onto ntta.org. Hours of Operation at the Irving location are Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The office is closed Sunday and Monday.
Warrant Roundup: The Irving City Marshal’s Office and the Irving Police Department are participating in the 8th Annual Texas Warrant Roundup through March. Across the state, law enforcement officials are focusing on defendants with outstanding warrants for Class C misdemeanor violations. Offenders can be arrested anywhere, including at their place of employment. Those with outstanding warrants are urged to contact the Irving Municipal Court at (972) 721-2671, or visit the Irving Municipal Court, 305 N. O’Connor Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Water Bill Payment Reminder: The City of Irving wants to remind residents about two options to pay water bills: By phone or online. These options are faster, more convenient and just as secure. To pay by phone, call (972) 721-3774 and follow the automated prompts. Online payments may be made by visiting cityofirving.org, finding the “Payments” tab, and selecting “Municipal Payments/Water.” Residents will need their account number and PIN to make the payments; those needing assistance with their PIN should call (972) 721-2411. Payments may be made with major credit cards; online payments also offers pay by check. Both the phone and web systems are accessible in English or Spanish.
Road Construction Listserv: The City of Irving wants residents to be aware of necessary road construction and repairs that could impact traffic. To keep residents well-informed of the construction, the city has launched an email subscription service to keep residents and motorists informed. To subscribe for traffic updates and stay in the loop, visit cityofirving.org/join.
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