Irving Turns 100: The Irving Heritage Society is leading the community in the 100th anniversary of the city’s 1914 incorporation with “Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man.” The month-long celebration is wrapping up with the final round of competition in Irving Trivia. Finalists will square off at 10 a.m. May 3 at Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail. Questions for the trivia contest are based on the life and works of author Washington Irving, as well as historic and current facts about the City of Irving. The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit

Irving Bicycle Fest: The City of Irving will host the annual Bicycle Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 at Lively Pointe Youth Center and Skate Park, 909 N. O’Connor Blvd. The day will feature BMX stunt shows, kids’ bike safety rodeo, on-the-spot bike checks, bicycle safety gear, unique cycling groups, bicycle friendly vendors, food trucks, a group bike ride and free helmets to qualifying individuals. This free event is open to the public. For more information, click here 

Irving International Concert Series: Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department will showcase six music genres from around the globe during the 2014 International Concert Series. The free, outdoor concert series kicks off with Brave Combo, who will be playing Polka music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 9 at Whistlestop Plaza, 200 Main St. The following week, Texas Gypsies will present its gypsy jazz melodies from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at the Las Colinas Urban Center, 200 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs for seating. For more information, visit

ICTN Spotlight: The DeafNation Expo attracted a big crowd to the Irving Convention Center. Attendees got to learn more about resources for the deaf and interact with star athletes. The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau also arranged a tour for DeafNation’s CEO to showcase some of the Irving’s best attractions. Watch on demand.

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