5 WINTER TEXAN TIMES www.wintertexantimes.com JANUARY 19, 2022 WORLD CLASS BLOODLESS BULLFIGHTS O L É ! • E DG E O F YOUR S E AT E XC I T EME N T • O L É ! 4877 FM 1017 • LA GLORIA, TX BULLRING SANTA MARIA ALSO STARRING MARIO ORDAZ “THE SINGING HORSEMAN AND HIS HORSE “EL GUAPO” A L S O S I N G I N G , A L E X A P O S A S GREAT FOOD, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT! SUNNY $30 • SHADE $35 • RESERVED BOX SEATS $40 C H I L D R E N U N D E R 1 2 F R E E LAST CHANCE TO SEE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Enrique Ayala Morelia, Mexico JANUARY 30, 2022 Cayetano Delgado Monterrey, Mexico GATES OPEN AT 1 PM-FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGES BULLFIGHTS START AT 4 PM CALL BULLRING FOR RESERVATIONS 956-481-3300 PAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE Lace”, won best of show. The bottom portion is carved leather, the top is lace. She said it took her three months to complete the project, working on it about three hours per day. Its uniqueness shone bright in a room filled with unique creations. Another one of her creations is called a thunder gourd and as you move the gourd around while holding it, rolling thunder sounds emanate from it. There were numerous woodcarving tools and guides to woodcarving. There were also about a dozen instructors who were planning to teach from Monday and through this week on different aspects and styles on woodcarving, as well as how to get started. “The public can come and sign up. The classes will run for six days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (the final day of classes is Saturday),” said Brenda Lodermeier, a Minnesota native (and pryographer, also known as a woodburner) who lives at Green Gate Grove with her husband Michael. “They’ll teach how to set up for a picture, transfer to wood, all about shading. It’s for beginners to experts.” For more information, visit rgvwoodcarvers.org or check out their page on Facebook. EWBC presents ‘Purple Martins: The Bonds that Bind’ Thousands of years ago, two small purple birds moved into a natural gourd hung by Native Americans and raised their young. Today, these small birds, known as Purple Martins, nest only in housing provided by humans. In an effort to share more about this fascinating symbiotic relationship between Purple Martins and humans, the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center (EWBC) is hosting ‘Purple Martins: The Bonds That Bind’ on Saturday, January 22. With spring around the corner, wildlife will soon be ready to nest and raise their young, including Purple Martins. To help the birds in their endeavor, the EWBC has maintained a Purple Martin house in the gardens since 2005 and participated in a citizen science project known as Project Martin Watch. This program will include a presentation on Purple Martins and their nesting habits, how to attract them to your yard, different housing options, and information on how to participate in Project Martin Watch. Participants will also visit the EWBC Purple Martin house to learn how they can help ensure the species’ survival. The program will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. that Saturday. It is recommended for adults and older and interested youth. The fee for the program is regular admission of $3 adults, $2 children, and seniors, and free for EWBC members. The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg (inside the Edinburg Municipal Park). The public is asked to enter the World Birding Center through S. Doolittle Road to avoid any issues with traffic. Seating will be limited, so registration is recommended by calling (956) 381-9922 or visiting www.EdinburgWBC.org.