January 7-28 – Upper Valley Art League will have their all-member exhibit For the Love of Art on display through the month of January. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. UVAL is located at 921 East 12th St., in Mission.
January 14-30 – IMAS will have the exhibition The Whole World is a Garden by Monica Chang. The exhibit features sceneries along with a wide range of flowers and other elements of nature. The museum is located at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Nolana Ave., 1900 W. Nolana, in McAllen. The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Call (956) 681-2800 for more information.
January 17-18 – The Pharr Community Theater will have open auditions for their upcoming play, Patricio el Penitente. The cast consists of six roles ranging in ages 18-70. Auditions will be held between 7 and 9:30 p.m. on a first come first serve basis. No appointment needed. The theater is located at 213 W. Newcombe Ave. For more details, call or text (956) 655-9308 or (956) 451-3987. You may also visit the website at www.pharrcommunitytheater.com.
January 18 – The Center for Urban Ecology is bringing back it’s Foraging Forest program to guide participants into the world of edible native plants. Come to Quinta Mazatlan to see what’s good in the woods for your introduction to foraging at 5 p.m. The program is $5 per person, with advance registration preferred via quintamazatlan.ticketleap.com.
January 19 – Bentsen-RGV State Park will have an Owl Prowl at 7 p.m. This program requires reservations. Please call ahead to confirm program schedule and details at (956) 584-9156. Bentsen-RGV State Park is located on 2800 South Bentsen Palm Drive in Mission.
January 20 – McAllen Heritage Center presents Dynamic Art Exhibit where the public is invited to a meet and greet the artists reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Current exhibits are Pollinators and Geometry in motion. The center is located at 301 S. Main St. Call (956) 687-1904 for more information or visit www.mcallenheritagecenter.com.
January 20 – Frontera Audubon will host a raptor identification workshop. Learn the basics behind raptor identification. The course is open to all levels but is limited to 20 participants. To download the registration form, visit fronteraaudubon.org and click on Latest News. Scroll down to information about the workshop to find link. For more information and questions, contact Chris Warren at (956) 968-3275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 20 – Bentsen-RGV State Park will have an Easy Nature Walk at 9:30 a.m. Please call ahead to confirm program schedule and details at (956) 584-9156. Bentsen-RGV State Park is located on 2800 South Bentsen Palm Drive in Mission.
January 20 – Join a park naturalist and observe the vast numbers of colorful butterflies that are attracted to the park’s gardens at Estero Llano Grande State Park at 1:30 p.m. Walk will be at a modest pace over flat terrain, pick the length you want to cover, one mile or two and half miles. Call for more information at (956) 565-3919. Walks happen every Friday. The park is located at 154A Lakeview Drive in Weslaco.