By William Renner, Reference Librarian
Join Speer Memorial Library in Mission on Wednesday, November 16, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., or from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., for an Internet Basics class.
Have you ever wondered what the Internet is, or how exactly to use it?
The class will give you a demonstration of how to use and navigate the Internet. You’ll get hands-on computer practice on how to use an Internet search engine to find your way across the world of online resources.
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The Us. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is celebrating its 75th year of delivering hope to children in need across the Nation. U.S. Marines and volunteers will be conducting over 830 local toy collections and distribution campaigns in all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands. This year, Toys for Tots will highlight their extraordinary Reserve Marines, past and present, as well as showcase the incredible effort from communities across the Nation that has enabled Toys for Tots to support over 281 million less fortunate children.
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Valley cities welcome Winter Texans
For as long as I can remember, the City of Mission has been home to the most Winter Texan parks in the Rio Grande Valley. Although many cities have had new parks pop up, I think Mission is still number one in that category. There are several streets you can drive down and pass by more than one park, sometimes three or more along the way.
With the incoming of Winter Texans to the Valley, the cities saw what Winter Texans brought with them. Winter Texans have had a huge impact on the communities they live in, and those they visit while residing in the Valley. You not only make an economic impact, but you also help those in need, bring culture, share your talents and more. Because of this, many cities have recognized its Winter Texan community with events throughout the year.
Read more: Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years
It’s the second week of November and getting closer to the holidays. During this time of year, we think about everything we are thankful for. It’s something we should think about more often, but it is during the month of Thanksgiving where we truly take the time to reflect.
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The McAllen Wind Ensemble, formerly the McAllen Town Band, is excited to start their 2022-2023 concert season with the first of four concerts on Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m. America Rocks explores the spirit of America and its patriotic musical traditions, proudly saluting and commemorating our nation's military veterans.
Read more: McAllen Wind Ensemble presents “America Rocks”
By Joseph Reagan, Director of Military and Veterans Outreach for Wreaths Across America and Afghanistan Veteran
The 11th hour has become synonymous with Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, in recognition of the document signed at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month. In reality, the Armistice ending the war to end all wars was signed around 5 a.m. on November 11th. Over the course of the next six hours, nearly 3,000 men would lose their lives in the final hours of a war that had already claimed the lives of 20 million military personnel. The final death of WW1 came at 10:59 am one minute before the guns of war would fall silent.
Read more: Gunther, Havlat, Knauss, and Veterans Day
The World Birding Center (WBC) parks hold events throughout the year. Most of them have weekly repeating events with special events thrown in at least once a month. Estero Llano Grande and Bentsen State Park are two very active parks, along with Quinta Mazatlan and others.
There are nine parks in the system spread throughout the Rio Grande Valley, so you should be able to find one close to you to visit. Or make it a point to visit each one this year. They each have something different to offer.
Read more: WBC parks host events
The Carden International Circus is proud to announce the Spectacular Circus is returning to The Payne Auto Group Rodeo Arena at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds for four performances Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Thrills and excitement will fill three rings with acrobats, aerialists, animals, daredevils, and clowns. All this and more come to life bringing unforgettable memories to all. No video games required. Bring your entire family to see real-life masters of gravity, jaw dropping stunts, belly-jiggling hijinks, and so much more. Tickets are on sale now.
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