Winter Texan Times

OCTOBER 19, 2022 4 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Reunions are a great time to catch up with friends old and new. Here we will feature reunions and meetings that are happening throughout the Valley. We hope that if you are having such a meeting, you will send the information to us so we can help you spread the word. Right now, there are several meetings already taking place. Red Hatters are getting together on at least a monthly basis. The RGVWoodcarvers are getting together weekly too. I am sure there are others that are meeting up for little get togethers here and there. If you would like to share your information, please send it in. If you have a great photo from your reunion or meeting, we would love to see that too. You can send your information to Model Rail Roading & Railroaders Model Rail Roading & Railroaders have started getting together. Anyone interested in joining the group can join them Monday through Friday at the Hidalgo Pumphouse. Call Red at (313) 532-8549 for more information. Woodcarvers meetings begin The Rio Grande Valley Woodc a r ve r s have begun 2022-2023 seasonal meetings. The woodcarvers are meeting at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana Blvd., in Pharr. The Carvers meet weekly on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. from October to March. Gather with old friends, and new, to carve, visit and share ideas. The purpose of the meetings is to provide information about supplies, wood tools, books, etc.; provide help in carving and finishing, tool sharpening, blank preparation; to hold clinics; opportunities to fellowship and exhibit your work; and most of all, to have fun. Everyone is welcome to come to visit and join the club. People are welcome to come in and look over shoulders and ask questions. Much of the winter there are professional carving instructors and other highly skilled carvers available to answer questions and give advice. After a person has visited three times, they do ask that you become a member of the RGVWoodcarvers. There are annual dues. More information can be found on their website. The association maintains a small library of carving books, patterns, and video tapes for members. Informal, inexpensive classes are offered from time to time at the weekly meetings. Carving supplies, tool sharpening, and new ideas are available weekly. Mark Your Calendar The RGV Woodcarvers Show is already being planned for January 20 and 21, 2023. There will be carvings of just about every carving category on display. Many displayers will have carvings and supplies available for sale. Show rules, categories, entry form and table registration are all available on the website at www. The Rally on the Rio is also planned for 2023. There will be some of the best instructors from all over the United States coming to share their knowledge and skills. The rally will be held January 23 through 28, 2023. Both events are being held at the Nomad Shrine Club in Pharr. Classes in all types of woodcarvings and pyrography will be available. Stop by the Nomad Shrine Club on Thursday mornings or check them out online at Information on the club, show, and Rally on the Rio are available on the website. Los Muertos Bailan event to be held The City of Edinburg, Museum of South Texas History, and Area956 are joining forces to host the new Los Muertos Bailan Block Party in downtown Edinburg on Saturday, October 23, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Los Muertos Bailan Block Party is a celebration of life, a time of remembrances of those who have passed but still live in our hearts. The event will be from 8th Street to 12th Street on McIntyre Street, in downtown Edinburg, with an Amphitheater Grand Opening Concert for free at the City of Edinburg Amphitheater. Two additional stages will host colorful and cultural performances. New this year is a Chalk Walk hosted by Area956. The Chalk Walk will include art pieces painted by local students who will compete for prizes while displaying their artistic talents and traditional elements of Dia de los Muertos. The event will also feature Luche Libre, food, vendors, a Mexican mercado, a Catrina fashion contest, carnival rides and more. The event is free. For more information, and information about vendor opportunities, visit the website at Courtesy Photo 2022 Woodcarvers Show. Photo by Henry Miller 2022 Woodcarvers Show. Photo by Henry Miller