Author: Carol Stoddard

Writer, organizer, support staffer, baby boomer. Lover of the DFW Metroplex and its history. When I’m not working, I’m writing or chasing my cat off the counter. I love to explore new places and try new area restaurants. The best keep popping up in Irving. Peace out. 

New Year, New You?

Friday, December 29, 2017 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Are you feeling the urge to self-inventory and create a "new you" list for 2018?  Here's a suggestion, take time to get out and have fun! If it's permission you're looking for, then I freely give it.  If it's the ability to carve out extra time, then you're on your own. I struggle with that too. But don't you hate that feeling of finding out after the fact there was something fantastic going on right in your own backyard, and you missed it?  That, I can help you with. Check out these events below or visit our website for more - www.irvingtexas.com. Be sure to tag us on those photos!  #VisitIrving  And don't forget to bundle up 'cause baby it's cold (and possibly icy) out there.

Holiday Shopping in Irving, TX

Thursday, December 14, 2017 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Do you know that after this weekend there are only seven more shopping days until Christmas!?! Oh boy, not enough time to order something online and get that free shipping discount.  Let me see, where can you shop for last minute gifts? You're in luck! I've scoured the city for some great ideas on unique holiday gifting. Check these out . . . 

Weekend Events in Irving, TX

Friday, December 8, 2017 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

During the holidays, it seems like there's a song in my heart all the time.  Joy fills the air from shiny lamp post decorations to the brisk chilly weather to the songs of the season.  Around here, we don't have to go far to find a wide array of live music.  In fact, I've lined them up here for you.  And remember, you can always find more at www.irvingtexas.com

It's a Home Town Holiday Weekend

Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

It's that most wonderful time of the year. We've got chili pots cooking, and people parading, and lights on the tree.  Irving's the hap, happiest place to be. 

I hope the season's festivities call to you like they do to me.  I want to drink cocoa, trim the tree, go shopping, and soak up this great weather.  Please join me and your neighbors this weekend at the Historic District of Irving where there's plenty of Christmas joy to go around. I hear the parade this year is about twice as long as before, and you know what that means . . . more candy!  And "You-Know-Who" might make an appearance too. Be sure to tag us on any photos you take. #VisitIrving

By Any Other Name

Friday, October 6, 2017 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

LIZ ROSE

When: Saturday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
Cost: VIP tickets $20.00; General admission $15.00

The name of Liz Rose may not be as well known as her music, but heard through many other names, her music is just as sweet! This Dallas-born, Irving-raised hitmaker has co-written some of the biggest country songs of the 21st century. Because of her Texas ties, she’s donating memorabilia and performing this weekend at one of Irving’s hidden gems, the Music Garden at the Texas Musicians

Skating With A Passion in Irving, TX

Friday, September 22, 2017 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

What do speed, strategy and raw female athleticism have in common? Women's Roller Derby of course! But the world of flat track derby is not like your mother's derby from years ago.  Oh yes, there's the fast-paced action, and some body checks, and some healthy competition, with yelling, cheering and penalty boxes, but the hits, spills and competition are 100% real. Scoring points involves a "Jammer" making it through a pack of "Blockers" from the opposing team. (Think football players on skates) Once that's done, she scores points every time she passes the opposing team's Blockers.  At the same time, her Blockers try to help their own Jammer get through. And I'll let you in on another secret, it's totally addicting to watch.  Ya just gotta see it!  And you can . . . this weekend . . . September 22 - 24.  Head on down to the Irving Convention Center and watch these ladies skate their way to the top bracket. 

It's no secret, there are tons of things to do here in Irving, Texas this weekend. Below are some of our favorites. And for more area events, just hop on over to our website at www.irvingtexas.com.

Irving's Alphabet of Events: Sep 15-17

Friday, September 15, 2017 11:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

When I write this blog I'm always amazed at how much Irving has to offer.  I've said it before, "There's something here for everyone," and it's true!  This weekend venture through an alphabet of events with me, and perhaps try something new. There's so much to choose from ... so let's get started! 

Don't forget to visit our website for additional events in the DFW area.

Live, Love, Laugh in Irving, Texas

Friday, September 1, 2017 4:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

What a tumultuous week we've had!  Here in Irving we've welcomed some of our neighbors from the south, worried about others, watched a great many heroic acts from ordinary citizens, and now we get to enjoy a three-day weekend. I urge you, no matter your situation, to summon a laugh or two, or even a simple smile. We'll help you out with this list of activities below. You never know how your laughter will help lift the spirits of someone who needs to hear it.  If you're hankering for something else, visit our website for other area events at www.irvingtexas.com.

Unlock The Possibilities in Irving, TX

Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

There's a lot to do and see this weekend around town, but when you have an Irving Public Library card, you'll find a whole 'nuther world out there. Now that you've made it through the first week of school, see what you can find at our local libraries.  No need to look far, I've listed everything below, plus some.  Join me in a journey throughout the city by way of our Public Libraries.  It's awesome!

Of course I've made a list of all the other neat activities, and if you're looking for more, just visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com and click on "Events."