Fun and informative programs for all ages are always available at Bentsen-RGV State Park. Scheduled programs are free with park admission. Reservations required for some programs (marked with an *). All programs will meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters unless otherwise specified. Please call ahead to confirm program schedule and details at (956) 584-9156. Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park is located on 2800 South Bentsen Palm Drive in Mission, Texas.
Recalled Productions, a local comedy troupe and comic promotions venture, will host a benefit comedy show to raise funds for the medical expenses of 8-year-old Austin Vidales from La Feria, TX.
“Austin is a boy with eyes as bright as his smile,” says his loving mom.
He enjoys fishing with his family, MOD Pizza, and Super Mario. Austin has two favorite stuffed animals, boxy and foxy, both of whom go on silly adventures documented by his mom and dad through photographs they capture on their phones.
COLUMBIA FALLS, ME – June 28, 2023 – Today, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announces the kickoff to its annual Giving in July campaign! For WAA, this is a month dedicated to celebrating local groups and individuals who participate in the organization’s $5 pay-back Sponsorship Group Program. Through this unique program supporters ‘Do Good Twice’ through each $17 sponsorship made. Not only will every sponsorship honor our nation’s servicemembers with the placement of a veteran’s wreath on National Wreaths Across America Day, but local nonprofits, civic groups and organizations will receive $5 back from each sponsorship made for their program or other efforts throughout the year.
AUSTIN— The dog days of summer have certainly arrived, and with the soaring temperatures Texas State Parks is sharing seven tips to help Texans enjoy time outdoors safely. Last year, 47 state parks reported 141 heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. Since January 1, 77 heat-related incidents have already been reported, compared to 64 reported by this time last year.
Here are the top seven heat hacks recommended for park visitors:
South Texas College (STC) Theatre & Dance will host their 2nd annual South Texas Latinx New Play Festival. The festival will be held Thursday, June 22 through June 24 at STC’s Cooper Center for the Performing Arts at 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.
The event showcases new plays written by Latinx playwrights throughout the US. Three plays out of thirty submissions were selected by a committee consisting of playwrights, theatre artists, and STC faculty & staff as festival finalists with five others selected as semifinalists. The intent of the event is to cultivate new plays which speaks to the Latinx perspective and experience.
The City of McAllen is getting ready for this year’s McAllen Independence Day Celebration, presented by H-E-B, and is inviting the community to take part in all of the patriotic festivities. The 95th Annual Independence Day Celebration will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 with an early morning 4K race, a patriotic program, immediately followed by the Main Street Parade and then the Freedom Festival, a family-friendly festival held at Archer Park. Music, food, and games will be highlights of the events. The event will conclude with the H-E-B Concert in the Sky Fireworks Extravaganza.
The Pharr Memorial Library is proud to present an exhibit and short talk with Roel Florez on his portraits and paintings that focus on Conjunto and Tejano music and Migrant work. Florez will also have copies for sale of his self-published book, based on his memoirs, entitled “La Ultima Pesada”/The Last Weigh-In, by Robert Longoria. (66 pages)