Winter Texans participate in Texas Citrus Fiesta
Although participation isn’t as abundant as it was years ago, Winter Texans still have fun at the Texas Citrus Fiesta. This year’s Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 12 p.m. in Mission. There will also be a fun fair on Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29 beginning at 10 a.m. on both days. The parade usually runs on Conway Ave. in Mission, from 495 to downtown Mission.
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The Annual Retired Nurses’ Luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 9. All retired RNs and LPNs in the Rio Grande Valley are invited. The event will be held at Peter Piper Pizza, 3101 E. Expressway 83, in Weslaco (exit International Blvd./FM 1015, north side of the expressway). Check-in is at 12:30 p.m. with lunch following at 1 p.m. There will be a buffet lunch that includes pizza, breadsticks, salad bar, dessert, and a beverage. A social, announcements and doors prizes will follow. No reservations are required. For more information, call or text Jan Bergman at (956) 532-1223.
The Gladys Porter Zoo will host its annual Winter Texan Discount Day on Wednesday, February 1st. On this day, Winter Texans will receive a special discounted admission rate of only $8 with proof of out-of-state residence.
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The McAllen Heritage Center is pleased to announce their currents Artist’s Corner exhibit Pollinators by local artist Raquel Hinojosa and Geometry in Motion by Lupe Hernandez. Different in concept, but beautiful to experience, this compilation of their work will be on exhibit at the museum through January 27.
The museum cordially invites the public to a Meet and Greet the Artist’s reception on Friday, January 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be free parking for visitors at the rear of the building.
The McAllen Heritage Center is located at 301 S. Main St. For more information, call (956) 687-1904 or visit www.mcallenheritagecenter.com.
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) on Sunday, January 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The 11th annual Lunar New Year Festival will feature traditional Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese crafts, games, and more.
Special performances and activities are scheduled throughout the event for visitors to soak in the cultural celebration that welcomes the arrival of Spring. The community can tap their feet to K-pop dancing by Illusion Dance Team, and “K-Stars” featuring Echo Effect and Levanter Dance Team. Enjoy the sounds of the Lord’s Church McAllen Choir and musical pieces by local violist Young Sin Choi. UTRGV Korean Language students will perform a traditional samulnori,(percussion), poetry reading, and singing. Lastly, Torres Taekwondo Academy will showcase martial arts with a lively demonstration.
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“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” has been at it for well over a half century, delivering rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio to millions of devoted fans. ZZ Top is virtually synonymous with beards, hotrod cars, spinning guitars and that magic keychain, all of which transcend geography and language.
AEG will present ZZ Top on its Raw Whisky Tour at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at the McAllen Performing Arts Center located at 801 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen. Tickets start at $69. Tickets are available now at the McAllen Performing Arts Center Box Office, (956) 681-3800 or online at ticketmaster.com.
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