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February 2, 2022 - Events Calendar

Every Thursday through April

Join Edinburg Scenic Wetlands for a walk around the grounds as they introduce the abundant and varied birds that make the gardens and wetlands home. This in-person program is dedicated to adults only. For more information, call (956) 381-9922.

Through February 12

The Mission Historical Museum (MHM) Presents the 16th Annual Mission Quilt Show exhibit. Quilts will be exhibited in the Museum’s Post Office building (200 E Tom Landry). The quilts will be judged by a panel of independent judges, with ribbons awarded for first, second and third places in each category. Best-of-show and Viewers’ Choice ribbons will also be awarded. Viewer’s Choice ballots will only be accepted in-person and through February 9th. An Awards Reception and Turning of the Quilts program will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 11. The Mission Historical Museum is located at 900 Doherty and 200 E. Tom Landry in downtown Mission. Admission is free.

Through the month of February

Bring your Valentine’s to the “All You Need is Love” Trail at Quinta Mazatlan during the month of February. Follow the hearts for this nature-themed quarter mile walk through the woods with over twenty heart-art installations. Programs following the theme will be offered throughout the month. Admission is $3 for adults. Quinta Mazatlán is open Tuesday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays until dark. Please follow current COVID-19 Safety Guidelines while in the park. For more information, contact Quinta Mazatlán at (956) 681-3370.

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The Museum of South Texas History presents the spotlight exhibit titled “Otis Bell’s Edinburg,” in observance of Black History Month, from Feb. 1 to Feb. 27. The spotlight exhibit will feature the full oral history, photos of Otis Bell and a variety of photographs of historic Edinburg locations. Visitors can view the exhibit in the Annex Hallway at MOSTHistory and it is included in the regular museum admission fee. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, please contact Collections and Exhibits Coordinator Melissa Peña at (956) 383-6911 or mjpena@mosthistory.org.

February 2

The Gladys Porter Zoo will host its annual Winter Texan Discount Day on Wednesday, February 2nd. On this day, Winter Texans will receive a special discounted admission rate of only $4.50 with proof of out-of-state residence. Additionally, the Zoo’s Docent Council will be conducting train tours throughout the day. The schedule will be as follows if weather permits: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. For more information about Winter Texan Discount Day, contact the Gladys Porter Zoo at (956) 546-7187.

February 2-5

SPI Kite Fest will descend once again on the town of South Padre Island. The festival kicks off Thursday evening with Indoor Kite Performances held at the SPI Convention Centre from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the Indoor Kite Exhibition are $12 per person and can be purchased or reserved in advance at B&S Kites (956) 761-1248. Tickets are not available at the door. The festival continues on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 4th and 5th) when the festival moves outdoors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the flats just north of the Convention Centre. For more information about kite fest and sponsoring hotels, contact B&S Kites at (956) 761-1248, by email at bskites@hotmail.com, at the website www.spikitefest.com, or visit SPI Kite Fest 2022 event page on Facebook.

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Laredo Birding Festival will be held in Laredo. It will feature trips, get togethers, kayaking, an art exhibit and more. Romey Swanson, Director of Conservation for Audubon Texas, will be the festival’s guest speaker and deliver a presentation on “Celebrating Texas’ Bird Diversity and the Role of Stewardship in Bird Conservation.” For more information and to register, visit www.laredobirdingfestival.org.

February 3

Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center is honored to host Mike Heep on the Nature Speaker Series from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a special presentation on “Landscaping with Native Plants” followed by a plant sale. The presentation will focus on a wide variety of the Rio Grande Valley’s native plants and information on how native plants help sustain the ecological and biodiversity of the region. Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Tickets available for purchase at www.quintamazatlan.ticketleap.com. For more information, contact Quinta Mazatlán at (956) 681-3370 and follow Quinta Mazatlán on social media.

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Alamo Rec-Veh Park will hold their Annual Quilt and Hobby Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be raffle items and door prizes throughout the day. The park is located at 1320 US-83 (W.) Frontage Rd. in Alamo.

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