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Oscar Ward
Jackie Mae
April 6

The Irving Heritage Society, the Irving Independent School District, the Irving
Public Library and the Irving Black Arts Council have joined together to present
the 6th Annual Celebrating Irving:
The City and The Man events during the month of April.

Beginning with the program of “Honoring
Women of Irving’s History” on April 6 at the MacArthur High School auditorium at 7 p.m., 3700 N. MacArthur, the audience will pay tribute to the achievements and contributions of a remarkable, visionary community leader, Jackie Mae Howard Townsell. There will be an unforgettable journey
through Jackie’s life with interview excerpts, music, pictures, dance and art. Students from theJ.O. Davis and the Jackie Mae Townsell schools will perform. Refreshments will follow the program. It is free to attend but reservations are required by e-mail or calling 972-252-3838.

Additional programs include the Irving Trivia with strong team competition at the preliminary rounds beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the Central Library, 801 West Irving Blvd. During the Chautauqua program at 2 p.m. on the 13th of April at the Central Library, Washington Irving enthusiast and researcher Dr. Tracy Hoffman will present a program on “What’s New with Washington Irving.”

Following the Irving Trivia finals at 10 a.m. at the Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, a family movie matinee is being planned for Saturday, April 20th at 2 p.m. Families are invited to screen the Disney classic based on Washington Irving’s famous short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”.

Exhibits will be on display throughout the month of April at the Central and Valley Ranch Library as well as the Heritage Senior Center at 2nd and Jefferson. During the Heritage House monthly tour on Sunday, April 7, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at 303 South O’Connor, an additional display on the life and works of America’s First Man of Letters Washington Irving may also be viewed.

Online interactive activities will test your knowledge of Washington Irving and the City of Irving. Details available at BY CLICKING HERE or

All events are free and open to the public. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funded in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board.

Additional information is available by calling 972-252-3838.