A Mandarin Duck was recently the main attraction at Pendleton Park in Harlingen. It was a sight to see for many birders in the area, and there were many that made a drive to Harlingen to see if they could spot the rare bird – that really shouldn’t be where it was found.
Winter Texan parks have a myriad of activities
The Winter Texan Times has been featuring activities at the local Winter Texan parks since its inception, after all, that was part of the intent of the paper – to highlight the parks and the activities held within them.
In its first issue, and during its first season, the Winter Texan Times featured small articles submitted by the parks, talking about their activities, what the park had to offer, and more. This week I am going to delve into some of these activities and mention some of those that take place today.
On Saturday, November 12, upper valley residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.
The Aliento a Tequila (or The Spirit of Tequila) exhibition explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s national drink. In this series, photographer Joel Salcido includes the original distilleries that literally founded the industry, as well as several artisanal tequileras committed to the ancestral ways of making tequila from harvest to bottle. Aliento a Tequila is supported by L&F Distributors and opens Thursday, November 10 at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) in McAllen.
The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and the City of Edinburg are proud to announce the return of the Edinburg Night of Lights Parade. Individuals, schools, businesses, and organizations are invited to participate in the festivities with this year's theme “A Storybook Christmas.”
South Padre Island is thrilled to announce the annual HalloWings Across South Padre Island Monarch Migration Celebration. The event will take place on October 29, at the South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary.
Celebrate the Rio Grande Valley’s amazing diversity of plants at this year’s Planta Nativa Social at Quinta Mazatlan. On October 27, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Quinta Mazatlan invites you to enjoy a native plant seed giveaway, native plant sale, food vendors, live music, a keynote presentation on an LED screen under the stars, and more.
Frontera Audubon’s Frontera Fest is back for another evening of delicious food, cold drinks, amazing music and fun. Join Frontera Fest for a fun Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m. on the back lawn of the historic Skaggs House.
The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is hosting its 2nd Annual Members’ Juried Art Show currently on display through the end of December. The exhibition was juried by Diane Milliken Garza, Ph.D. Executive Director, Brownsville Community Foundation Commissioner, Texas Commission on the Arts and features original artwork submitted by IMAS members. The work of 90 local member artists can be viewed now through December 31 in the Cardenas Gallery of the IMAS.
After two years of celebrating virtually, McAllen Public Library is excited to welcome the community to its in-person ninth annual South Texas Book Festival, which will span several days, taking place from October 27 and running through October 31, at the McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St. The festival is free and open to the public and will feature a diverse group of national, regional, and local authors who will participate in readings and panel discussions, as well as crafts, food trucks, and other fun activities.
McAllen Heritage Center is excited to share their next museum event. On Saturday, November 5th, the center will be hosting the editor and two authors of ‘Living Beyond Borders, Growing up Mexican.’ The event is part of their lecture series.
There will be reading selections by editor Margarita Longoria, and authors Sylvia Sanchez Garza and Dr. Trinidad Gonzalez.
The Gladys Porter is excited to announce that its 31st Annual Boo at the Zoo will once again be hosted as an in-person event. The public is invited to come out to the Zoo for some Halloween fun.
This year’s spooktacular extravaganza is set for Sunday, October 30th, and Monday, October 31st, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on both nights. Zoo members are allowed into the event an hour early at 5 p.m.
The GMCC is now taking appointments for their upcoming Community Health and Wellness Fair taking place on December 8th and 9th, at the Mission Event Center.
You may visit https://forms.gle/NFzxSGYBFygWsNhx8 or call the chamber office at (956) 585-2727, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to schedule.
The Rio Grande Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be celebrating the 247th birthday of the United States Marine Corps by hosting their inaugural Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Saturday, November 12. The event will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Mission Event Center.
During off season months, there is still plenty of things that happen in the Valley. Not too long after Winter Texans went back to their summer homes last season, a 100-year-old converted Texan was honored in Alamo.
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