The GMCC is still making appointments for their upcoming Community Health and Wellness Fair taking place on December 8th and 9th, at the Mission Event Center.
Appointments are for blood work only. A 12-hour fast is required by the date and time of your appointment. There are other tests being done that do not require an appointment or fast.
Read more: Appointments still being set
Due to inclement weather the City of Mission rescheduled their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies. Originally to be held on Friday, November 18, the events have been rescheduled for December 1st and 2nd.
Ring in the season with Mayor Norie Gonzalez Garza and Mission city leaders. The City of Mission will kick off the holiday season with the Mayor’s Annual Tree Lighting and this year, the celebration will run for two days.
Read more: Mission reschedules tree lighting
The Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) Harlequin Drama Club presents “School of Rock-The Musical,” December 1-3, and 8-10 at the VMHS Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Two Mile Rd., Mission. The performances begin at 7 p.m. each day. Tickets will be sold each performance day at the door, starting at 6:30 p.m. General public tickets will be $10.
Read more: VMHS Harlequins present School of Rock-The Musical
The City of Edinburg brings the joy of the holiday season by hosting The Lighting of the Tree ceremony to be held on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Courtyard located at 415 W. University Dr.
The Lighting of the Tree event will host a variety of vendors, food, amusement attractions, joyful carolers from local schools, and music performances. Bring the kiddos to take pictures with Santa, write letters to the North Pole and much, much more. The Christmas tree and lights will remain lit for the entire month of December for families and individuals to photograph and enjoy.
Read more: Edinburg calling for vendors
The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) invites the community to celebrate with them in its upcoming winter festivities. IMAS will be hosting a Biodiversity Festival and Market at the Museum, its “Annual Christmas Tree Forest,” as well as Winter Programs including a Winter Camp and an Adult Folk Art Workshop.
Read more: Winter arrives at IMAS
Bentsen-RGV State Park is having some fun and informative programs for all ages next month. Scheduled programs are free with park admission. Reservations are required for some activities.
On Saturday, December 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the park will host their Festive Frontera Family Fun Day.
Bentsen Bird Walks are held Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. The walk will not be held on December 25th or 30th.
Read more: December programs at Bentsen-RGV State Park
Be thankful and generous
What a lot of changes have occurred in our lives. For instance, how about computers! Do you remember when computers were first introduced to us? A computer for a business was so big that just the computer alone needed a whole room. Now your cell phone can act as a computer. In fact, we did not have cell phones when computers were introduced. Telegraphs were used to send messages. Well, lots of things have changed. One of the changes that has occurred recently is the introduction of electric cars. Or how about a tour to Mars?
One of the things that has not changed since its beginning is our observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. This special day is unique to the United States. And we have so much to be thankful for: a beautiful world, the birds, flowers, friends and family. Tomorrow we should all take time to be thankful for the life that has been given to us to enjoy the talent, the love and the beauty that surrounds us.
Read more: November 23, 2022 - On the Road with Jo
Winter Texans gather near and far
Looking through our past issues we find snippets that parks have sent in about their activities, what they did during the summer, and what they are doing now. Not much has changed since 1987. Many Winter Texans still feel the same way about the Valley, and about getting together with friends.
“We, Winter Texans are like a lot of snowflakes descending upon the sunny south,” said Jeanette Thornton of Snow to Sun in 1987. She went on to say, when we left northern Indiana before daybreak on November 20 it was snowing. When we arrived Sunday, November 22, the sun was warm and welcome.
Read more: Winter Texan Times: Looking back 35 years
Such nice weather this past week – and it’s continuing. We have been able to enjoy some cool weather with some rain here and there, and a day of warmth in between. It’s finally feeling like a South Texas Winter, and right in time for the holidays.
We have been enjoying getting out visiting with some of the activity directors and with our advertisers. Food speaks to a lot of us, and our advertisers have some great food. The management at our Taste of the Valley advertisers really appreciates your patronage. We have not been disappointed yet with the service and food from the places we have had a chance to visit so far.
Read more: November 16, 2022 - Rina's Ramblings