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Kick-off set for Family Summer Adventure Challenge

EDINBURG — Families looking for something different to do this summer are invited to participate in the RGV Family Summer Adventure Challenge (FSAC) at the Edinburg World Birding Center. Explore, discover interesting facts and win by taking on 12 challenges at 21 nature sites throughout the Valley this summer while enjoying the outdoors.         

The Family Summer Adventure Challenge takes participants to the different nature centers and parks of the Rio Grande Valley while completing the challenges. Upon completion and a journal submission, participants’ names will be placed in a drawing to win prizes.

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May 2016 Calendar of Events

May 21 – The Aglow International McAllen Community Lighthouse invites the public to a complimentary

prayer breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to noon for the first anniversary of their organization. For location and directions, call Criselda Alvarado, president, at 534-7941.

May 21 – The Rio Grande Valley Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist, presents an advanced nature photography workshop at the South Padre Island Birding Center, 6801 Padre Blvd. It is open to any level of photographer. Fee is $50. For details and registration, go to rgvctmn.org.   An advanced workshop will be held Saturday, May 21. Registration is required; space is limited. Payment can be made by check or online with PayPal. For additional information, see rgvctmn.org or contact Heidi Linnemann at 797-2872 or hhlinnemann@aol.com.

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Geocaching Treasure Hunt

Del Zander, a Winter Texan living at Retama Village in Mission, thinks geocaching is a great hobby for those who travel a lot, while Mission resident Eddie Olivarez found he was hooked when he was looking for something to keep his daughter busy while supporting his son during sporting event road trips.

Zander found that stopping a couple of hours at a geocache location gives him and his wife a chance to get out of the car and stretch their legs a bit while searching for something out of the ordinary. Best of all, it is a hobby that does not cost anything to participate.

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Bob Corriveau is master woodcarver

Woodcarving is both art and avocation for Bob Corriveau of Eagle Creek, Wis. and Tropic Star RV & MH Resort. All of his pieces have won ribbons at various woodcarving shows, and two sculptures have won top awards in the World Fish Carving Championships.

“Pumpkin Seed,” a carving of a Sunfish, was awarded first place, Judges' Choice, and Best in Category for Novice Level, while “Black Crappie” won third place for Novice Level in the same show.

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RV Park creates habitat for native and migratory butterflies

MISSION, Texas, April 4, 2016 — Development in the Rio Grande Valley and across Texas is great for the economy, but not for the region’s famed Monarch butterflies, which are rapidly losing habitat along with other butterfly species.

But Oleander Acres RV Park is doing something about it.              

During the past six months, Winter Texans and park staff have planted more than 200 milkweeds, creating more than a dozen butterfly gardens across the park that are attracting about 100 different types of butterflies.

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McAllen Chamber plans Sizzling in the Tropics Cook-off

On April 2 the McAllen Chamber of Commerce will hold their “Sizzling in the Tropics” Bar-B-Q Cook-off at the Chamber of Commerce located at 1200 Ash Ave. The event will last from noon to 5 p.m. Barbecued beef brisket, chicken, pulled pork, pork ribs, Jackpot pan de campo and Jackpot beans will be served.

Live music will be provided by Sergio and Ropin’ the Wind, Eddie Saenz, Clueless, TR3N and Last Minute Band.

Tickets are $15 per person and guests can sample all they can eat. Tickets are available at the chamber of commerce. Call (956) 682-2871 for more information.

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