Nat King Cole was right on the money when he called this time of year the "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer."  The weather is crazy, you feel like being lazy, and your mind is hazy from the kids driving you crazy.  Well, we have the answer for that.  It's the weekend y'all so get out and have some good 'ol family fun at these events listed below. And remember, there's always more when you visit www.irvingtexas.com and click on Events.

Saturday, July 8

Coffee with a Cop

Join our men in blue from 8 - 10 a.m. at Java Me Up, 401 Cimarron Trail #150 75063.  This time allows Irving citizens to sit down and discuss issues, as well as learn more about each other.  Learn More

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Farmer's Market

Have you heard the buzz about Irving's Farmer's Markets?  Drop by the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75062 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and peruse the vendor tables.  There's nothing like the taste of freshly picked vegetables straight out of the garden.  Free admission.  Learn More

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Aquastars

AquaStars is a program designed for children with special needs, ages 18 and younger, giving them the opportunity to experience the excitement of play at the West Irving Aquatic Center, 3701 Conflans Road 75060.  AquaStars participants must be accompanied by an adult.  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Admission is $2 for ages 4-17; $3 for ages 18-55.  Children 4 and younger, as well as adults 56 and older are free. Learn More

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Sneaker Con

Hey all you sneaker-lovers, drop by Sneaker Con at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. 75039, between 12 - 7 p.m. for your chance to browse through thousands of pairs of sneakers. You can buy, swap, or just hang out with other sneaker enthusiasts.  Tickets are $25 each and parking is $8 per car.  Learn More

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Irving Chataqua Presents

People of all ages are welcome to celebrate birds as the Bird Ambassadors and their humans transport you to a tropical paradise.  This presentation is an interactive free-flight show featuring birds from all around the world.  South Library at 601 Schulze Drive 75060, 2 - 3 p.m. Free admission. Learn More

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Perot Museum Presents

Are you fascinated by science?  The Perot Museum staff will introduce young scientists to states of matter, basic behavior of atoms and molecules, and more at the Fire and Ice presentation.  West Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road 75062.  Admission is free.  Learn More

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Classic Fantasy Movie

Students grades 6 - 12 can catch David Bowie in his quintessential role as the Goblin King when they rediscover that classic fantasy movie - Labyrinth.  It's playing at the Valley Ranch Library at 401 Cimarron Trail 75063 from 4 - 6 p.m. and is totally FREELearn More

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Teen Splash Jam

One of the neatest things about summer is swimming and staying up late.  Youth and teens are invited to do both as they hang out with friends at the Teen Splash Jam.  The venue has changed and will now be at the West Irving Aquatic Center, 3701 Conflans Road 75060.  Admission is FREE but be sure to bring your valid IPAR card or student ID.  And remember, appropriate swimwear is required at all city pools.  Be sure to bring a towel or change of clothes.  Learn More

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Freedom for all

Free Adoptions

And don't forget to stop by the Irving Animal Care Campus at 4140 Valley View Lane 75038 on Saturday, July 8, for a FREE adoption.  All animals available for adoption will have their fees waived.  They're open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn More

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Sunday, July 9

Farmer's Market

If you missed Saturday's Farmer's Market at the Irving Arts Center, don't panic.  You get another chance to pick up some fresh veggies at the Heritage Crossing Farmer's Market, 200 block of Main Street @ Rock Island at the Clock Tower 75060.  Vendors will be there from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Free admission.  Learn More

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Olympian Series Crafts

Are you into Rick Riordan's Olympians series? Are you ready to declare your allegiance to either Camp Half-Blood or Camp Jupiter?  Well come on down to the South Library, 601 Schulze Drive 75060, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. where there will be crafts and activities inspired by the Olympians.  Learn More

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Steel Guitar

Steel Guitar Association

Don't you just love the resonating sound of a steel guitar? The Texas Steel Guitar Association meets and jams at the Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060 and the public is welcome to come and enjoy their music starting at 8 p.m.  Free admission.  Learn More

Have a fun and safe weekend everyone!!