Summer Book Sale: The Friends of the Irving Public Library will host its annual Summer Book Sale in June. The sale begins with a members-only preview from 5 to 8 p.m. June 5. Memberships will be available at the door. The sale will be open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6 and 7, and 1 to 5 p.m. June 8. Proceeds will help to support the Irving Public Library. For more information, visit or call (972) 721-4612.

Environmental Classes Being Offered: Irving’s Think Green, Be Green Department is offering several classes to help residents learn to be better stewards of the planet.

  • Beekeeping 101: 9 to 11 a.m. June 7, location provided at registration. Learn what it takes to become a beekeeper, including costs, equipment, setup, time commitment and resources. Local beekeepers will be on-hand to answer questions. Registration required. Free.
  • Smart Summertime Water Usage: 9 a.m. to noon June 21 at the Valley View Municipal Complex, 333 Valley View Lane. Participants will learn how to maintain their landscape with minimal water usage during the hot summer months. Registration required. Free.

Budget Hearings Scheduled in June: Planning for the city’s 2014-15 fiscal year budget is under way and residents have two upcoming opportunities to provide input. Two public input sessions are scheduled at 7 p.m. June 5 and 26 at Irving City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Additional hearings will be held following the budget retreat in August. For details, visit

Fourth of July Parade Entries Due: The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is challenging community members to participate the city’s annual parade float competition. All parade participants are required to submit a parade entry form and waiver by June 13. This year’s parade theme is “Celebrating Historical Heroes and Landmark Legislation” and parade organizers are looking for creative floats and entries that honor American heroes, historic accomplishments and elements of landmark legislation that have influenced American history. For details and entry forms, visit

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