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Winter Texan TIMES Serving Winter Texans FromMission To South Padre Island Since 1987 Vol. 36, No. 18 © 2023 Wednesday, February 15, 2023 INDEX Parks Calendar p 8 WintertainersTM p 8 Jammin’ in the RGV p 14 On the Road with Jo p 16 On The Lighter Side p 18 Events Calendar p 20 Reunions p 22 Taste of the Valley p 25 Business Guide p 27 Classifieds p 29 Coupon Index p 30 Rina’s Ramblings See RAMBLINGS pg. 17 I keep on saying it’s been a busy week lately – but it has been. I am wearing out the phrase though. This past week we were able to go see Gid R Done out at Casa Del Valle. They are raising money for St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Find out more about them in this issue. We were also able to go see the McAllen Wind Ensemble. The McAllen Wind Ensemble put on an outstanding performance last week for their Super Heroes concert. They performed a Star Wars medley, Spiderman, patriotic music and more. Their next concert is inApril. So if you are still around, be sure to catch that one. Some other stories you will see in this issue are Tim Hadler’s GUMI Camp fundraiser and Mabel’s Building Mission. It sounds like both of them are doing some Santa Maria Grande Finale See Page 4 Winter Texan Times Offices Closed Today, February 15 for the Valley Star Awards Show. See you at Mission Bell at 1 p.m. By Carina Brunson The residents of Canyon Lake have a secret, or not so secret, mission of building homes for needy families in Progreso, Mexico. This mission, Mabel’s Building Mission, was started in 1992 by a resident named Mabel Clare. Mabel was in the Valley with her sister for rehabilitation for an injury. It See MISSION pg. 20 Canyon Lake residents build homes with a mission Courtesy Photo Hundreds of Winter Texans look forward to city fiestas that are held in February and March just before they pack up their bags and go back north. They look forward to the great entertainment, vendors, and food. One of the favorites coming up is Mission Chamber’s Winter See FIESTA pg. 19 Mission Chamber presents Winter Texas Fiesta Rick McEwen & Curt James at 2022 Winter Texan Fiesta. Photo by Carina Brunson

FEBRUARY 15, 2023 2 WINTER TEXAN TIMES KEVIN LOYO Reynosa, Mexico CAYETANO DELGADO Monterrey, Mexico WORLD CLASS BLOODLESS BULLFIGHTS 4877 FM 1017 • LA GLORIA, TX SANTA MARIA BULLRING 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 GATES OPEN AT 1PM FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGES BULLFIGHTS START AT 4PM LAST CHANCE COME SEE Photo by: Victor M. Penilla SUNDAY • FEBRUARY 19TH CALL BULLRING FOR RESERVATIONS 956 - 481 - 3300 PAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE SINGERS ALEXAS POSAS & 11 YEAR OLD ALEEHA ALAM PLUS “MARIO ORDAZ” HORSEMEN FEATURING BULLS FROM B-K RANCH SLAUGHTER, LA EDGE OF YOUR SEAT EXCITEMENT OLÉ! Mother inspired to get son back after benefit concert By Carina Brunson During a benefit show last year at South Padre Island, Tim Hadler made an impression on a mother in the audience. It was that impression that led Judy to reconnect with her son, and it was the GUMI Camp that brought her son back to her. Something Hadler said touched her and made her want to act. Tim Hadler, a native of Washington State, grew up on a farm with a love of music. Hadler moved to Nashville shortly after graduating to pursue a career in music – little did he know at the time that his music would lead him to other things. Having a voice reminiscent of the old-time legends, Hadler pays tribute to Hank Williams, but he also writes his own music. His music really touches the soul with real life behind the words. His music pays tribute to God, family, and military service. His song “Scream” is a song he cowrote with a 91-year-old Navy veteran. The song shows the emotion of the man’s struggles and nightmares related to his combat experience. Hadler created a project that is very dear to his heart – GUMI Camp USA. His concerts are now dedicated to benefiting the camp and the people it serves. The camp serves veterans and helps them heal by giving them projects to work on and tasks that keep them busy. Part of the program includes weekly peer to peer meetings, routine counselor sessions and transportation to VA appointments, and more. When Judy heard about this program at his concert last year she decided it was time to get in touch with her son who she had not heard from in over a year. She texted him – “Please let me know that you are alive.” She heard from him the next day. They talked and she mentioned the camp to him, that the camp needed people to help build and take care of the property. It took only a few hours before her son, Bob, called her back to ask for information about the camp and how to get there. Now, nearly a year later, Judy said she has her son back. “We thought we had lost our son,” said Judy. “If it wasn’t for the Tim and the camp … we wouldn’t have him.” He’s just like he used to be before he served, she added. He is more relaxed, jokes around with his dad, and he realizes he isn’t the only one that hurts, or has these feelings. Judy said she had the chance to tour the camp and said it is so beautiful, content, and peaceful. It is surrounded by trees, and full of wonderful people. Once you meet one, she said, you must meet them all. They become part of your family. Other veterans work at the camp. They have built cabins, a chicken coop, a stable, and more on the property. There is also a chapel, a wood shop, and a community room. They all have a willingness to learn new skills, she said. It’s amazing what the Hadlers have done. “Tim has helped so much,” she said. “And they have gotten these guys to do so much in return.” Each of the campers also receives a puppy when they get there. They raise and learn how to train the puppy and can take the dog with them when they leave if they choose. “We recruit participants by seeking help from Veterans,” said Hadler. “They are so talented. Judy’s son Bob is an amazing man and has brought so much to the camp. “Our hope is that by them enrolling into the program and helping at the camp with projects, chores, and others, that they find it’s helping them,” added Hadler. “Tim has a soft way and understands them,” said Judy. It’s a healing place for those that are hurting and having problems. “I can’t believe how much a year has changed our son, everything … even with us. “Our son wants to stay there,” added Judy. He gets to leave to visit his ex-wife and children, but has to check-in and be back by a certain date and time. “He has a purpose now and can be the dad he wanted to be. “I can’t say enough about the camp, and Tim.” We see the gain in the finished result, she added. “It’s working for our son.” Hadler said if you have a relative who is a Veteran who you think could apply their talents at the Camp, please call (417) 559-3892. The camp is located outside of Branson, MO and also in Pine County, MN. They specialize in helping homeless and jobless Veterans. If you want to learn more about the camp, visit their website at https:// Tim Hadler will have this year’s benefit concert on Thursday, February 16th from 1 to 4 p.m. at Louie’s Backyard, 2305 Laguna Blvd., South Padre Island. Also performing will be Dave Perryman and Texas Country Revue. Tim Hadler. Courtesy Photo

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FEBRUARY 15, 2023 4 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Welcome to the 26th Annual SPI Market Days At South Padre Island Convention Center Find us on... @spimarketdays $1 Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm Sundays 10am-4pm • Fine Art • Handcrafted Jewelry • Cosmetics & Fragrances • Fashionable Clothing & Shoes • Unique Arts & Crafts • Gourmet Food Mixes • Health Products • Product Demos • Home Goods • Live Music • And So Much More! dealing with the bulls with raw bravery putting on a great show. He dedicated both his bulls to the fans as well. Matadors Cayetano and “El Breco” will be back for the Grand Finale on February 19th. Call and make your reservations, pay when you arrive, (956) 481-3300. Bullring opens at 1 p.m., bullfight starts at 4 p.m. There will be food, beverages, music, and extras all afternoon Renk said he is looking forward to seeing everyone back on the stands again. The bullring is located at 4877 FM 1017, in La Gloria, ¼ mile east of FM 755 on FM 1017. Santa Maria Bullring presents Grand Finale In all my 60 years of bullfighting activities, I have never witnessed a bullfight as good as the bullfight on January 22nd, said Fred Renk of his last show. The talent and bravery of the matadors, Cayetano Delgado and “El Breco,” along with the bulls, was non-stop. The bulls never stopped charging and the matadors never gave in. This is what makes a great show for the fans, he added. Cayetano honored the bullfight crowd by dedicating both of his performances to the entire bullring, which is a great honor in the bullfight world. “El Breco” showed real talent in Gid-R-Done continues to raise money for St. Jude’s The Rio Grande Valley Gid-R-Done Bluegrass Band is continuing to support St. Jude’s Research Hospital by entertaining throughout the Valley. The band donates their time, supplies, transportation, and entertainment to the organization. In the seven years the group has been donating to the organization, they have almost reached $50,000 that they have helped raise for St. Jude’s. At a recent event, the group just reached over $48,000, and they still have several more events. The generosity of our supporters has been absolutely wonderful, said band member Wayne Uncer. The group is full of gratitude for those that come out to their shows and support their cause. The band is a traditional bluegrass band filled with Rio Grande Valley Winter Texans. It is a great bunch of talented musicians sharing wonderful harmonies and some of the best instrumentals you’ll hear in Texas. The group will be performing at the Los Fresnos Rodeo on Sunday, February 19, at 11 a.m. The rodeo is located at 500 E. Ocean Blvd. in Los Fresnos. They will be at Victoria Palms on February 28, 7 to 9 p.m.; Roadrunner RV Park from 4 to 6 p.m.; and Palm Shadows on March 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. If you would like to support them and St. Jude’s, go out to one of these events and give them a donation for St. Jude’s. Cayetano Delgado. Courtesy Photo Kevin Loyo. Courtesy of Victor Penilla Gid-R-Done Band. Courtesy Photo

5 WINTER TEXAN TIMES FEBRUARY 15, 2023 RIO GRANDE VALLEY LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO MARCH 9-19 IT’S time! RODEO RO O PRCA Xtreme Bullriding March 15 $10 $15 General Admision Reserved 53rd Annual Pow Wow event planned The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas invites you to their 53rd Annual NDE DAA (Spring) Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas Homecoming Pow Wow on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Alton Community Center, 349 Dawes Ave. in Alton. Dancing and presentations will be held throughout the day. The event is free. Celebrate and experience American Indian culture, history, drumming, singing and dancing from tiny tots to seniors. Vendors will be selling Native food, art, crafts, jewelry, supplies and wares. There will also be raffles and cake walks. There is something for everyone. There will be a special musical performance by Sayani at 12:15 and 6:30 p.m. Gourd Dancing will be held at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. AGrand Entry will be done at 1 and 7 p.m. An intermission will be held at 4:30 p.m. At the grand opening ceremonies, dancers will follow the guard into the arena dressed in beautiful regalia. Closing ceremonies will begin at 9:30 p.m. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Robert Soto at (956) 648-8129 or, or Debbie Robertson at (956) 780-4933, The Konitsaa Nde Commounity is part of the LipanApache Tribe of Texas and is sponsored by the McAllen Grace Brethren Church. Visit them at, www.lipanapache. org, on Facebook at Lipan Apache Tribe, or Instagram konitsaa.ned. community. s y f l - e - d . - V - m e r Courtesy Photo

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Exp. 6/30/2023 KiteFest breezy and bright By Anastasia Brunson As I set out Saturday, I had made sure to check my weather app and bring an extra jacket, memories of last year’s KiteFest had me over-preparing as I’m not quite built for cold weather combined with the island wind. Luckily the cold front we had received was alleviating and I was greeted with a pleasant high in the 70’s. The wind was also more light and breezy than previously felt. Grateful for the positive change in the ever-changing Texas weather I left my extra jacket in the backseat and started to peruse the outdoor setup. Before even getting out of the car I could hear an announcer and energetic music tracks playing. Delicious scents from the miscellaneous food vendors also greeted the senses. Looking upwards an expanse of kites danced in the sky (some of these literally dancing to choreographed arrangements). On the right was a section of individual kite flyers with various kites ranging from a simple bright green one to a lengthy rainbow-colored squid. On the left is where the music and announcers voice rang out from. Seventeen kites, all the same aerodynamic shape but with different designs, were controlled with grace and precision by a group of flyers. When the rare happening of a kite falling out of sync and hitting the ground occurred a person raced out from the side and reset the kite, the flyer then quickly gets it back into the routine hardly missing a beat. Rows of lawn chairs encapsulated this section of the grounds, spectators entranced by the twists and turns and synchronized movements. Some viewers even chose to sit in the back of their pickup trucks or on the roofs of their vehicles. Luckily no matter where you sat you were sure to have an excellent perspective of the show and displays. An encore routine was done in reply to a booming round of applause and cheers from the audience. After the choreography was over there were still many kites up in the sky, people chatting about their own kites, and exchanging tips on flying. This being my second KiteFest, I surmised this pleasant event is appreciated by many, even if you’ve never flown a kite there is still so much to enjoy. Everyone has a fishing story Submitted by Duane Yurek, Silver Lake, MN This one started the summer of 2002 on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes near Richmond, MN. My adult son, Dallas, was leaving the family cabin by boat to go to an island to set up an overnight camp out with some of his friends. Being young adults, they wanted to be fairly comfortable, so they had quite a lot of camping gear and supplies. So, he made a first run by boat to deliver firewood, tenting equipment, and some of the other gear. The second run was for the food, refreshments, and friends. As they were coming around the “point of our peninsula” into more open water, being reasonably windy, the waves were rough. At that minute, the boat caught a big wave and caused it to rise and slap down pretty hard. That sudden jolt shifted some cargo which knocked an expensive trolling motor into the lake. A really heartbreaking way to start a camping trip. Then, the rest of the story In May of 2018, I was fishing with my older adult son, Dave. We were fishing in an area we call the point of the peninsula. As in most cases, we got a few bites around the tip of the point where the wind was gusty, and it was hard to hold the boat. Consequently, we kept sliding away from that honey hole where we thought the fish were. We had to pull up anchor two or three times to relocate back to where we started. Finally, the anchor held, and we were able to do some quiet bobber fishing. When we finished fishing, it was time to pull up; the anchor wouldn’t come. So, we figured we hooked a rock and that was why the anchor held so well. We tried to maneuver the boat to unhook it, but it still wouldn’t come. Ultimately, it took both of us pulling on the anchor rope and finally it budged. Even though it moved, it was still too heavy for one of us to lift it out. After significant tugging and lifting (thankfully the anchor rope was strong enough), we managed to get the anchor up along with the thing that it hooked on. It was the trolling motor that was lost 16 years earlier. This is the one that didn’t get away. Photo by Duane Yurek Photo by Anastasia Brunson

7 WINTER TEXAN TIMES FEBRUARY 15, 2023 Harlingen Community Theatre 1209 Fair Park Blvd. Friday & Saturday 7:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee 2:30 p.m. Adults $25 • Children $10 Reserve tickets online. Tickets sold at the door. Box Office hours posted on our website. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. $2 processing fee for credit and debit cards. February 24, 25, 26 & March 3, 4, 5, 2023 Music by RICHARD RODGERS Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Book by HOWARD LINDSAY & RUSSEL CROUSE Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Rick McEwen’s Kenny Rogers Tribute Show is a treat By Kathy Olivarez After being told by friends in the entertainment business that “he looked a little bit like Kenny Rogers” and “sounded a little bit like Kenny Rogers,” Branson entertainer Rick McEwen decided to develop a tribute show to the famous singer. Thus, “The Gambler”’ show was born, honoring one of Rogers’ most famous songs. The act has served him well. He was nominated for top vocalist of the year by the Branson Terry Awards, which he now helps produce. McEwen’s show has also been popular with Winter Texans, getting him nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year by the Valley Star Awards to be held today at Mission Bell Resort. Starting a recent show with “The Gambler” set the tone for the evening and got the audience at McAllen Mobile Park ready for a good time. Members of the audience sang along when McEwen got to the lines where he sang, “Know when to hold ‘em; know when to fold ‘em.” McEwen encouraged the audience, that he referred to as the McAllen Mobile Tabernacle Choir, to join in many of the songs. Switching gears, he moved to a love song, “Love Will Turn You Around.” Then he sang another all-time favorite of Rogers’, “Lucille,” a song about a farmer confronting his cheating wife in a bar. Then it was back to another love song, “All I’ll Ever Need Is You.” McEwen joked with his audience asking them if they knew what killed chivalry in many men. When there was no answer, he told them it was the key fob. Many men thought there was no need to walk around the car to open the door for a lady when all they had to do was press a button. In the dead of winter, there was no need for a man to go out and warm up his wife’s car when it could be done with the touch of a button. Buying the “little lady” a rose or some chocolates or opening a car door once in a while would help keep the chivalry in a marriage and help keep it going, he said. He asked how many years couples had been married. One couple in the audience had been married 73 years. McEwen asked the couples who had been married 60 years or more to circle those married over 70 years on the dance floor and share the love as they danced around the couples. It looked as if a third of the audience was up dancing! McEwen said he is often asked, “Where’s Dolly?” The question referenced the fact that Rogers often sang duets with Dolly Parton. With a sorrowful look on his face, he said, “Sorry folks, she ain’t comin’.” Dolly gets $1-200,000 just to show up at a show and wave. She gets more than that for singing. Still, he sang Rogers’ most popular song he did with Dolly, “Islands in the Stream.” Before he started he asked if anyone from the McAllen Mobile Tabernacle Choir would like to join him and sing her part. When no one responded he began singing but toward the end asked again. At that point, two “Dolly Parton” look-alikes joined him on stage to complete the song. He started the second half of the show with a Mel Tillis song, “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town.” He explained that Tillis had a neighbor injured in the Korean War whose wife would run around on him. Tillis wrote the song honoring the injured veteran and the sorrow he faced in his home. He added “Reuben James,” another strong song from the era. There were whistles and shouts of approval from the audience for both songs. He added songs like “Through the Years,” “Coward of the County,” “You’re My Lady” and ended with a classic duet Rogers sang with Dolly shortly before his death, “You Can’t Make Old Friends.” The show was well received and afterwards, many ladies lined up to have their picture taken with the Kenny Rogers look-alike. Rick McEwen. Photo by Greg Uhrbrock

FEBRUARY 15, 2023 8 WINTER TEXAN TIMES 214 E. Chimney Rd • Mission, TX (956) 581-1033 Come Try Our TEXAS Size Pork Tenderloin Tues 11am-8pm Wed 11am-8pm Thurs 11am-8pm Fri 11am-8pm Sat 11am-8pm Sun 11am-8pm OPEN • • • • • • Seniors - $12 • Adults - $14 Child - $10 Cash Only, Price Incl. Tax Covered Cushion Seating Enclosed Windows & Heating RIVERSIDE DREAMER River Tours Call (956) 581-4477 Reservations Suggested Additional Tours Added As Needed Private Tours Available Riverside Event Center Sundays 1:30-5:30pm Live Music Feb. 26 & Mar. 19 Steven May & The Southern Knights Feb. 19 & Mar. 12 Renaissance Rockers Live Music Saturdays 1:00-5:00pm Feb. 18 & Mar. 4 • Robert Austin & Midnight Cowboy Feb. 25 & Mar. 11 • Jolly Huntsmen 1 Hour Tours (Down River To Dam) Tues 1:00pm Wed 1:00pm Thurs 1:00pm Fri 1:00pm Sat 1:00pm • • • • • 2 Hour Tours (Up River Only) Tues • 10:30am Wed • 10:30am Seniors - $22 • Adults - $26 Child - $18 Inside/OutsideSeating Beautiful Patio!! CanadaDay Tuesday,March7 LiveMusic 1-5•RonMoshier Everyone Welcome Door Prizes - Fun!! Mar. 5 • Ron Moshier & Steven May Tim Hadler Nashville recording artist, long-time Branson entertainer & South Padre Island favorite as well as Dave Perryman & Texas Country Revue Dave on rhythm guitar/vocals, Ron Lykins on steel, Rene Alvarez on drums, & Bob Geane on bass/vocals Live Auction • Prizes • Love Offering all to benefit GUMI CAMP USA Admission $20 in advance, $25 at the door 2305 Laguna Blvd., South Padre Island February 16th 1:00pm-4:00pm • A show to benefit our veterans through GUMI CAMP USA • A healing retreat for American Veterans • For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM EDITOR’S NOTE: Items for the Parks Calendar must be open to the public activities in the parks only and must be submitted by park owners, managers or activity directors. Listings must come from the park and are to be submitted on the Winter Texan Times Parks Calendar Submission Form. Request this form from the Winter Texan Times office. Multiple activities may be submitted on the park’s letterhead, provided the same information is provided in the format of the Submission Form. We do not accept listings for reviews, workshops, lessons or dance classes. Submission deadline is Friday noon, the week prior to the publication date. Send to: Winter Texan Times, 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission, Texas 78572 or email to parkscal@wintertexantimes. com or fax to 956-580-7898. Wednesday, February 15 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6:30-8:30am. Breakfast - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7:30-9am. Semba Acoustic Jam - Roadrunner RV Resort, Alamo, 11am-4pm, Everyone welcome! Admission $1 - covers use of clubhouse. Lunch - $6. 1222 N. Cesar Chavez Rd. Contact 507-251-1884. Lunch/Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11:30am-7pm, Menu available at Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Burger Fry - Chimney Park, Mission, 11:30am, $6pp. Open Jam follows at 1:00 pm, all jammers and audience are welcome! 4224 S. Conway Ave. Jam Session Lunch - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, Noon, Menu and price varies. Music Jam - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 12:30-2:30pm, Gate is open, lunch is available for purchase 11:30 am - 2:00 pm. Musicians and listeners welcome! Rec Hall, 1900 Grace Ave. Valley Star Awards Show - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 1-4pm, $15pp. Show with Wintertainers, sponsored by Winter Texan Times. Advance tickets call 956-585-4833 ext. 1062. Concessions available. Jam Session - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 1-3pm, Come and play, sing or just listen. All welcome. BYOB. Big Band Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 1-3pm, Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the music. To play in the band is by invitation only. 2100 Vernon 319-521-6095. Country Music Jam - Heritage Square, Mission, 1-3:30pm, Food is served from 11 to 12:30 before the Jam. Acoustic Jam - Park Place Estates, Harlingen, 1:30-3:30pm, Setups available. Everyone welcome. Bluegrass Fundraiser - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 3-5pm, GitR-Done, donations. Happy Hour - Sleepy Valley Ranch Resort, Mission, 4-6pm, Rotating schedule of live entertainment, pass the hat. Handmade pizza available from 5-7. Various food items available from 5-6. BS Bar Open - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4-9pm, Serving beer, wine, soft drinks. Swing Dancing Lessons - Park Place Estates, Harlingen, 4-5:30pm, Donations accepted. No partner necessary. Supper - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 4:30-6pm, Serving all you care to eat pancakes, sausage gravy & biscuits, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, applesauce, and coffee. $7pp. Valentine Dance - Elvis Tribute - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 6:30pm, Pre Rounds 6:30pm, Squares 7-9pm. Ron & Jan Betzelberger, $5pp. Bring snacks to share. Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Valentine Dinner & Dance - Fun N Sun Resort, San Benito, 7pm, Leslie Blasing & Curt James, $20pp presale. Entertainment - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7pm, Kai, Hawaiian/contemporary music, $8pp. Soda, water, popcorn, snacks for sale, free ice/ cups, ice cream bars for sale. Dance - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Steven May & Southern Knights, $7pp. Concert - Paradise Park, McAllen, CALENDAR PARKS

9 WINTER TEXAN TIMES FEBRUARY 15, 2023 COME SEE JASON WHORLOW “THE PIANO MAN” You must not miss this live, versatile, interactive show! 2017 Valley Star Awards Best Solo Variety Act Feb. 15, 7pm San Juan Gardens, San Juan Feb. 17, 7pm Bentsen Palm Village, Mission Feb. 18, 7pm Tropic Winds, Harlingen Feb. 19, 6pm Alamo Palms, Alamo Feb. 20, 5pm Louie’s Backyard, SPI Feb. 22, 7pm W&I Resort, Mission Feb. 23, 7pm Tip O’ Texas, Pharr Feb. 24, 7pm Eastgate, Harlingen Feb. 25, 7pm Split Rail Park, Mission Feb. 26, 6:30pm Pharr South, Pharr Feb. 27, 5pm Louie’s Backyard, SPI Mar. 1, 7pm McAllen Mobile, McAllen Mar. 2, 7pm Casa Del Sol, Donna Mar. 3, 7pm Southern Comfort, Weslaco Mar. 4, 7pm Fiesta Village Mar. 6, 5pm Louie’s Backyard, SPI 515-460-5862 BOOKING: 417-239-4248 “THE GAMBLER” SHOWS Feb. 17 • 7-9pm • Bluebonnet, Mission Feb. 18 • 7-9pm • Fiesta Village, Mission Feb. 26 • 7-9pm • Mission Bell RV, Mission Mar. 4 • 7-9pm • Orange Grove, Edinburg Mar. 8 • 7-9pm • Leisure Valley Ranch, Mission DANCES Feb. 16 • 7-9pm • Casa Del Sol, Donna Feb. 19 • 3-6pm • Aladdin Villas, Mission Feb. 21 • 3-6pm • Mustang Lounge, Weslaco Feb. 24 • 7-10pm • Winter Ranch, Alamo Feb. 25 • 7-10pm • Palmdale RV, Los Fresnos Feb. 28 • 3-6pm • Mustang Lounge, Weslaco Mar. 4 • 3:30-5pm • Paradise South, Mercedes Mar. 7 • 3-6pm • Mustang Lounge, Weslaco Mar. 10 • 7-9pm • Lakewood RV, Harlingen Mar. 14 • 3-6pm • Mustang Lounge, Weslaco Mar. 14 • 7-10pm • Paradise Park, Harlingen Mar. 15 • 7-10pm • Restful Valley, Mission Mar. 18 • 7-10pm • Split Rail, Mission Mar. 21 • 7-10pm • Victoria Palms, Donna Silver Dollar City - Branson Performers For more information call: 956-580-7800 email: Make sure your events are like... THIS!! HOW? Advertise in the Valley’s #1 Winter Texan Paper 7-9pm, Nu Blu, $9pp. Entertainment - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Ron & Jan Easter, $8pp. Musical couple who have provided entertainment for over 45 years, they bring a mixture of country, gospel, & comedy. Doors open at 6pm. Entertainment - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7pm, William Florian, $9pp. The Neil Diamond Story. 1645 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. Entertainment - San Juan Gardens, 7-9pm, Jason Whorlow Piano Man, $8pp. Public welcome. Doors open 6:30. Entertainment - McAllen Mobile Park, 7pm, Justin Terry, $8pp. Entertainment - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, Dave Perryman Tribute to George Strait, $7pp. Gate is open. Entertainment - Countryside RV Park, Donna, 7-9pm, Rusty Rierson, $8pp. Concessions available. 100 N. Valley View Rd. Thursday, February 16 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6:30-8:30am. Breakfast - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 7:30-9am, Biscuits & gravy. Craft Show - Seven Oaks RV Park, Mission, 8am-Noon, Breakfast & lunch available. Tables for rent. Yard Sale - Alamo Rose RV and MH Resort, 8am-Noon, Open to the public. Flea Market & Bake Sale - W&I Resort, Mission, 8am-1pm, Clubhouse. 206 S. Stewart Rd. Craft Sale - Aladdin Villas, Mission, 8am-Noon, $1 coffee with free refills. Donuts and pie. All You Can Eat Pancakes - The Grove Subdivision, San Juan, 9-11am, Pancakes, eggs, sausage, waffles, and endless cups of coffee. Bring your own table service. Hwy 83 & Stewart Rd., 605 E. 7th St. Pickleball Mixer - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 9am-Noon, $2. Bluegrass Jam - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 9-11am. Country Jam - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 10am-Noon, Free coffee. Lunch - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 11am-12:30pm. Country Jam & Lunch - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 11:30am-3pm, Join us before Jams for lunch served 11:30am-12:30pm. Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages available for purchase. Jams start at 12:30 (free admission). Public Meal Country Jam Lunch - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 11:30am1pm, Full meal available prior to our Country Jam which follows at 1pm. Lunch/Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11:30am-7pm, Menu available at Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Jam Lunch - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 11:30am-1pm. Rock N Roll Jam - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 12:30-2:30pm. Country Jam - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 1-3pm, Free. Open to public and jammers. Lunch available at 11:30. 50/50. Jam Session - Dixieland MH Park, Harlingen, 1-3pm, Free admission. Jam - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 1-3pm. Acoustic Bluegrass Jam - VIP La Feria RV Park West, La Feria, 1:30-3:30pm, Come join us players and listeners. BS Bar Open - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4-9pm, Serving beer, wine, soft drinks. Dinner - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 4-6pm, Alfredo chicken breast served on bed of noodles, carrot salad, apple blueberry cake. Call 956-581-6718 between 8:30 and 12:30 Mon-Fri to reserve Thursday Meals. Soup Supper - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 4:30pm, All you can eat, $4pp. Dessert for sale. Bring your own table service and beverage. Happy Hour - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5-7pm, Steven May, pass the hat. Event center. Loteria (Mexican Bingo) - Sleepy Valley Ranch Resort, Mission, 6-8pm. Acoustic Jam - Palm Gardens, Harlingen, 6-8pm, Fiesta Hall, free admission. 50/50 drawing and refreshments by donation. 3401 W. Bus. 83. Karaoke - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 6:30-9pm, Soda and water available. Complimentary popcorn. Over 40,000 different songs available to sing. Big Band Jam - La Hacienda Estates, Alamo, 6:30-8:30pm, 309-337-8711. Entertainment - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7-9pm, Rusty Rierson, $8pp. Advance tickets call 956-585-4833 ext. See PARKS pg. 10 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM

FEBRUARY 15, 2023 10 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Bibleville Conference Grounds Bible Conferences 10:30am Sunday 7pm Nightly Senior Pastor Fellowship Bible Church in Belmont, Ca. He is also associated with the IFCA and Biblical Ministries Worldwide and as a police chaplain. Steve Wong February 19-24, 2023 & 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds ENTERTAINMENT • 7PM ROCK & ROLL JAM SINGLES ARE WELCOME Feb 17 • Agency • $10 Feb 24 • The Fabulous Cruisers • $12 DANCES EVERY FRIDAY 7-10PM Every Thursday • 12:30pm - 2:30pm Wednesday Breakfasts each week • 7:30am - 9am Thursday Lunches - Burgers & More • 11am - 12:30pm Monday Night Meals • 4:30pm - 6pm PAY AT DOOR UNLESS NOTED Feb 15 • William Florian • $9 Feb 22 • 3:30 - 5pm Happy Hour with Diego & Edith National Margarita Day Wear your tie-dye shirts • BYOB MEALS 956-585-0703 1645 S Bentsen Palm Drive • Palmview Paula McSpadden Activity Director ALL EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC QUILTERS SEW & TELL SHOW Feb 25 • 8am - 12pm BIT O HEAVEN RV & MOBILE HOME RESORT 1051W Bus Hwy 83 • Donna,TX 78537 SUSANTHOMAS, ACTIVITY DIRECTOR 603-396-2786 DANCES • 7-10PM Fri,. Feb 17 • Sweetwater • $8 Tues., Feb 21 • Bruce Boudreau Mardi Gras Annual Ball • $12pp Fri,. Feb 24 • Rewind • $8 Soda, water, popcorn, and snacks for sale, free ice/cups, 50/50 door prizes. TUESDAYS • HAPPYHOUR • 3:30-5PM PASS THE HAT Feb 28 • The Hitman, Tim Dirth Soda, water, popcorn, and snacks for sale, free ice/cups, BYOB, 50/50 door prizes. WEDNESDAYS Jam Lunch • 12pm Menu and price varies Jam Session • 1-3pm All welcome, BYOB SHOW 7 PM • Feb 15 • Kai • $8 BYOB, snacks SUNDAYS • KARAOKE • 5PM THURSDAYS • SOUPSUPPER • 4:30PM $4 All You Can Eat • Dessert for sale Bring your own table service & beverage 1062. Concessions available. Bingo - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm. Entertainment - Casa del Sol, Donna, 7pm, Rick McEwen, $8pp. Dance & Show - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 7-9pm, Nu-Blu, $9pp. Dance - Pine to Palm Resort, Weslaco 7-10pm, Rewind, $10pp. BYOB. Pop & water available for sale, free ice. Jam Session - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 7-9pm, Free and open to the public for listening. Dance - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-9pm, Helen Russell, $9pp. Dance - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 7-10pm, Renaissance Rockers, $10pp advance, $12pp at door. Main Hall. Concessions available. 1341 W Bus. Hwy. 83. 956-787-7571. Entertainment - VIP La Feria RV Park, La Feria, 7pm, William Florian. Those Were The Days. 600 E. Expwy. 83. www. Dance - Aladdin Villas, Mission, 7-10pm, Texas Wheels, $8pp. Free popcorn and ice, no concessions. 1501 Aladdin Villas Blvd. West. Friday, February 17 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 6:30-8:30am. Craft Sale - Alamo Rose RV and MH Resort, 8am-Noon, Open to the public. Craft Show - Mission West RV Park, Palmview, 8am-Noon, Breakfast: biscuits & gravy. Lunch: Sloppy joes & hotdogs. Craft Fair and Lunch - San Juan Gardens, 9am-1pm. Lunch/Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11:30am-7pm, Menu available at Cafe Grande, meal price varies. Country Jam - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 12:30-2:30pm. Country/Variety Jam - McAllen Mobile Park, 1-3pm, Come to listen or jam. Dessert table and 50/50. Jam - Casa del Sol, Donna, 1-3pm. Variety Jam - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 1-3pm, Come play along or just come to listen and visit. R/C Car Races - Kenwood RV Park, La Feria, 1:30pm. Entertainment - Magic Valley Park, Weslaco, 3:30pm, William Florian. Hippie Happy Hour, 60’s fun and songs. 2300 E. Bus. 83. BS Bar Open - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 4-9pm, Serving beer, wine, soft drinks. Fish Fry - Mission West RV Park, Palmview, 4:30-5:30pm, Fish, slaw, & french fries. Fish Fry - Paradise Park, McAllen, 4:30-5:30pm, Contact office for reservations before 2/12. Happy Hour - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 5-7pm, Regan James, pass the hat. Event center. Karaoke with Bobby Jack - Sleepy Valley Ranch Resort, Mission, 5:309pm, Karaoke following supper. Menu varies from week to week, $8pp. Fish fry, $9pp. Country Music Jam - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 5:30pm, All welcome. Jean Closson, 717877-8375. Fish Fry - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 5:30-6:30pm, Fish Fry $13, Choice of Baked or Fried Fish, Choice of French Fries or Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Roll, Beverage (1 beer per ticket). Advanced ticket purchase required. Tickets available in Activities Office. Rec Hall, 1900 Grace Ave. Country Jam - Tradewinds RV Resort, Mission, 6-8pm, Free. Tradewinds Hall. Open to public and all jammers. 50/50. Entertainment - Winter Green Estates, Mission, 6:30pm, Men & Women of A-Chord, $6pp. 500 N. Bryan Rd. Dance - Fiesta Village, Mission, 7-10pm, Renaissance Rockers, $10pp. Friday Night Dance - Fun N Sun Resort, San Benito, 7pm, Texas Wheels, $8pp door. Dance - Ranchero Village, Weslaco 7-10pm, The Fabulous Cruisers, $10pp. SOLD OUT. Concession open, BYOB. Dance - Casa del Sol, Donna, 7-10pm, Ron Moshier, $8pp. Dance - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 7-10pm, Sweetwater, country, $8pp. Soda, water, popcorn, snacks for sale, free ice/cups, 50/50 door prizes. Dance - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 7-10pm, Curt James, $7pp. 50/60s Sock Hop - Tropic Star RV Resort, Pharr, 7pm, Softball, $6pp. Doors PARKS From pg. 9 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM

11 WINTER TEXAN TIMES FEBRUARY 15, 2023 Bibleville Conference Grounds 1346 N. Cesar Chavez Rd Alamo, Tx 78516 (956) 787-2024 email: The Erwins Saturday Concert 2pm & 7pm Check Program Schedule Changes Bibleville.Conference.Grounds Enjoy the music of siblings Keith, Kody and Katie as they blend their voices in praise. Concert •February 18, 2023 BIBLEVILLE Conference Grounds Fridays • 1:30pm R/C Car Races Line Dances Entertainment Bluegrass Jam Tuesdays • 1:30-3:30pm Rusty Rierson $9 • Fri Feb 26 • 7pm Real Beals $7 • Sun Mar 5 • 7pm Jamie Layton $7 • Sun Mar 12 • 7pm Mondays • 1-2pm 1201 N. Main Street La Feria, TX 956-797-1851 Cynthia Cavazos - Activity Director Kenwood Rv Resort . Enjoy Life. Enjoy it here. 1900 S. Bridge Ave., Weslaco, TX 78596 Contact: Susan 405-812-4401 RC Racing Concessions open, BYOB Feb.17,7-10pm•TheFabulousCruisers• SOLDOUT Mardi Gras Dance Feb. 21, 7-10pm • Ron Mosier • $8 Costumes Optional Concessions open Feb. 19, 7-9pm • Kai • $8 Pass The Hat Feb. 24, 3-5pm • Helen Russell & Company Happy Hour Dances Entertainment Craft Show & Sale Free admission Feb. 23, 8am-12pm Concrete Track 10am • Feb. 28 Fender Benders Olympics • 10am • Feb 21 Dirt Track 10am • Feb. 17 Fender Benders Olympics • 10am • Feb 24 Playground For Retirees BlueBonnet RV Resort Get Ready For A Good Time! DANCES CHURCH SERVICES 3366 N. Bentsen Palm Rd. Mission, TX. 78574 Phone:(956)598-6004 A Division of Wi lder Corporat ion Every Sunday • 4pm Suzy & Greg York of Lovelight Ministries Saturday, Feb. 25 • 7-9pm • $8 JustinTerry GOSPEL JAM Sunday, Feb. 26 • 1-3pm Dave Perryman Band ENTERTAINMENT Friday, Feb. 17 • 7pm• $8 Rick McEwen Friday, Mar. 10 • 7-9pm • $8 The Real Beals Saturday, Mar. 25 • 7-9pm • $8 Spittin’ Image open 6:30pm. Concessions available. 1401 S. Cage Blvd., 956-787-5773. Entertainment - Bluebonnet RV Park, Mission, 7-9pm, Rick McEwen, $8pp. Dance - Valley View Estates, Mission, 7-10pm, Justin Terry. 2100 Vernon 319521-6095. Entertainment - Eastgate RV & MH Park, Harlingen, 7pm, Nu-Blu, acoustic band playing Bluegrass & Americana music, $9pp. For more information call 956-423-3137. Country & Big Band Jam - Palm Shadows RV/MH Park, Donna, 7-9pm, Pizza & dogs available from 4:30-6:30. No outside beverages permitted. Musicians by invitation only. Dance - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 7-10pm, Steven May & The Southern Knights, $7pp. Entertainment - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 7pm, Spittin Image, $8pp. 50/50. For information, call 816-616-8320 or 815-289-0916. 715 N. Westgate Dr. Dance - Bentsen Grove Resort, Palmview, 7-10pm, Agency, $10pp. Dance - Bentsen Palm RV Park, Mission, 7-10pm, ST Ramblers. Dance - Park Place Estates, Harlingen, 7-10pm, Rte 66, $8pp. Setups available, BYOB. Entertainment - Lazy Palm Ranch, Edinburg, 7-9pm, Festus, comedian, $8pp. BYOB. Saturday, February 18 Breakfast - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 7-9am. Craft & Patio Sales - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 8amNoon, Refreshments and lunch available. Interested vendors can call 956-580-4477 between 8am and 11am Monday-Friday or chairperson at 918-742-0177. 7600 Long Dr. Craft Show - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 8am-Noon. Breakfast - Paradise Park, McAllen, 8-9am. Saturday Morning Breakfast - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 8-9:30am, Pancakes or sausage gravy or egg bake, $5pp. Free coffee. Craft Fair - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 8am-Noon, Gates open, in Friendship Hall. Pancakes and Sausage Breakfast available for purchase in Rec Hall from 7:00 - 10:00 am. 1900 Grace Ave. Breakfast - Alamo Paradise Acres, 8-9:30am, $3 all you can eat pancakes. Also serving french toast, eggs, bacon, and sausage, OJ and coffee. 1513 West Crockett. Rummage Sale - Eldorado Acres RV Park, Palmview, 8am-Noon. Annual Patio & Park Sale - The Grove Subdivision, San Juan, 8am-Noon, Biscuits and gravy will be available for purchase until gone. Bake sale, furniture, motorcycle trike kit, clothing and much more. Bus. 83 & Stewart Rd., 605 E. 7th St. Parkwide Sales - Resaca Bend RV Park, San Benito, 8am-1pm, 215 Line 17 Rd & 427 Line 17 Rd. Parkwide Sales - El Ranchito RV Park, San Benito, 8am-1pm, 215 Line 17 Rd & 427 Line 17 Rd. Spring Craft Show - Eastgate RV & MH Park, Harlingen, 9am-2pm, Lunch available 10am. For more information call 956-423-3137. Plus Square Dance Lessons & Review - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 10amNoon, Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Yahoo - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 10am. Country Jam Lunch - Green Gate Grove, Palmview, 11:10am-Noon, We will be serving lunches before the Country Jam. Lunch/Dinner - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 11:30am-7pm, Menu available at Cafe Grande, meal price varies Country Jam - Green Gate Grove, Palmview, 12:30pm, Everyone is invited to this jam to either play or listen to country music. Questions call 956-540-8463. 2135 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. Jam - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 12:30pm, Curly Klaphake, donation. Everyone welcome. Big Band/Rock & Roll Jam - McAllen Mobile Park, 1-3pm, Great music from Big Band era and lots of room for dancing. Come for the music, stay for the food. Musicians and singers are by invitation only. Concert - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 2pm, The Erwins. BS Bar Open - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, See PARKS pg. 12 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM

FEBRUARY 15, 2023 12 WINTER TEXAN TIMES 1048 N. Alamo Rd. • Alamo, TX 78516 • Office: 956-783-5008 DANCES Sat. Feb. 18 & 25, 7-10 pm • Texas Wheels • $8 Wed. Feb. 22, 7-10 pm • The Fabulous Cruisers • $10 LINE, ROUND, &SQUARE DANCES Mon., 10 am • Beginners Line Dance Tues., 10 am - Noon • Round Dance Wed., 10 am • Improver Line Dance Thurs., 10 am • Line Dance Boot Camp Fri., 10 am - Noon • Square Dance With Joel Saltel CHURCH SERVICE Sundays • 9 am PICKLEBALL MIXER Thursdays • 9 am - Noon • $2 COUNTRY JAM Tuesdays • 7-9 pm Maude Squad is back Jammers by Invitation Only Walking Tacos • 6 pm • $6 while they last, includes soda QUILT SHOW Tues. Feb. 21 • 11 am - 3 pm vance in Activities Office. Dance - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 7pm, Justin Terry, $8pp. Dance - Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club, Mercedes, 7-10pm, Leslie Blasing, $10pp. Event center. Kitchen Benefit Dance - Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-10pm, Lockharts, $10pp. Entertainment - Winter Haven Park, Pharr, 7-9pm, Winnie Brave. Sunday, February 19 Worship Service - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 8:15am, Non-denominational. Church Services - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 8:30am, Fellowship: 8:30am. Service: 9am. Cowboy Church - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 8:30-9:30am. Church Service - San Juan Gardens, 8:40-9:40am, Non-denominational service. Everyone welcome. Church Service - Big Valley Trailer Park, Donna, 9am, Chaplin Doug Schmitt. Non-denominational. Communion served first Sunday of each month. Please join us for worship service. Church Service - Fiesta Village, Mission, 9am, 205 S. Stewart Rd. Church Service - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 9-10:30am, Main Hall. Church Service - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 9am. Worship Service - Rio Valley Estates MH & RV Resort, Weslaco, 9am, Pastor Steve St. Clair leads services, non-denominational, all welcome. 715 N. Westgate Dr. Worship Service - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 9am. Worship Service - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 9:30-10:30am, All are welcome to our Interdenominational Service. Fellowship follows service. Church - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 9:30am, With Chaplain Bill Wade, in Mission Bell hall. Everyone is welcome! 1711 E. Bus. Hwy. 83. Church Services - Quiet Village II, Donna, 9:30am, Non-denominational service. Coffee served at 9am. Pastor Mary Chamberlin presiding. Communion, last Sunday of the month. All welcome. Church - MissionWest RV Park, Palmview, 10am, Pastor Mark McDonald. Church Services - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 10-11am, Non-denominational services. Worship Service - Palm Shadows RV/ MH Park, Donna, 10-11am, Non-denominational. Pastors Chuck & Bev Wolff. Fellowship and refreshments following. Worship Service - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 10-11am, Non-denominational. Church Services - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 10-11am, Friendship Hall. Gate is open. 1900 Grace Ave. Non Denominational Church Service - River Ranch Resort, Rio Hondo, 1011am. Church - Oleander Acres, Mission, 10am. Church Services - Eastgate RV & MH Park, Harlingen, 10am, Pastor Donald and Cindy Ballew. Non-denominational. 817-475-4283. Communion first Sunday of each month. Everyone welcome. 2801 E. Harrison Ave. Conference - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 10:30am, Steve Wong. Church Service - Pleasant Valley Resort, Mission, 10:30-11:30am, Traditional Lutheran Service, all welcome. Jam - Fiesta Village, Mission, 1-3pm. Hobby Show - Siesta Retirement Village Park, Weslaco, 1-4pm. Gospel Jam - Valley View Estates, Mission, 2-4pm, Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy. 2100 Vernon 319-5216095. Music & Comedy - Tip O’ Texas RV Resort, Pharr, 3-5pm, Rusty Rierson, $8pp. Entertainment - Texas Trails RV Resort, Pharr, 3-5pm, Bruce Boudreau, $8pp. Dance - Victoria Palms Resort, Donna, 3-5pm, Tiny Hill Orchestra, $5pp. Church Service - Bluebonnet RV Park, Mission, 4pm, Chaplains: Greg & Suzie York. Bluebonnet Hall, 3366 N. Bentsen Palm Dr. Dinner - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 4-5:30pm, Stuffed pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy. Karaoke - Bit-O-Heaven RV Park, Donna, 5pm, BYOB, snacks. Gospel Jam - Lamplighter Park, Palmview, 5:30-7:30pm. Entertainment - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 6-7:15pm, Jason Whorlow, $9pp. Main Hall. Movie - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 6:30-9:30pm, Snack bar opens at 6:15 with hot dogs and other items available. PH II, III, & IV RD Dance Party - Alamo Palms MH & RV Park, 6:30-8:30pm, Tampico Hall. Hearing enhancement available. Subject to change without notice. Entertainment - Ranchero Village, Weslaco, 7-9pm, Kai, $8pp. Concession open. Entertainment - Valley View Estates, Mission, 7-9pm, Shelly & Darren. 2100 Vernon, 319-521-6095. Entertainment - W&I Resort, Mission, 7pm, William Florian. The Neil Diamond Story. 206 S. Stewart Rd. www.thosewerSee PARKS pg. 23 4-9pm, Serving beer, wine, soft drinks. Bingo - Pharr South Park, Pharr, 6:30-9:30pm, Snacks and refreshments available for purchase. No outside food or beverages. Dinner is served 5-6pm. Menu varies weekly and you must sign up prior at Pharr South. Entertainment - Tropic Winds MH & RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-9pm, Jason Whorlow, $9pp advance, $11pp at the door. Concert - Bibleville Conference Grounds, Alamo, 7pm, The Erwins. Dance - Mission Bell Resort, Mission, 7-10pm, The Fabulous Cruisers, $12pp. 50/50. Dinner available 6pm, BYOB. Advance tickets and table reservations call 956-585-4833 ext. 1062. Entertainment - Fiesta Village, Mission, 7pm, Rick McEwen, $8pp. Show - Fun N Sun Resort, San Benito, 7pm, Lindley Creek, $10pp/$12pp door. Dance - Sleepy Valley Ranch Resort, Mission, 7-10pm, Vinyl Spin, $10pp. Handmade pizza available from 5-7pm. Entertainment - Mission West RV Park, Palmview, 7pm, Nu-Blu, $9pp. Dance - Casa del Valle Resort Park, Alamo, 7-10pm, Texas Wheels, $8pp. Show - Green Gate Grove, Palmview, 7-9pm, Spittin’ Image. 2135 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. Dance - Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr, 7-10pm, Time Machine, $10pp. Doors open at 6:15pm. Snack bar open. Dance - Eastgate RV &MH Park, Harlingen, 7pm, Brenda Coin, $7.50 single, $15 couple. For more information call 956-423-3137. Dance - Palm Gardens, Harlingen, 7-10pm, Rewind, $10pp. Dance - El Valle Del Sol, Mission, 7-10pm, Sweetwater, $7pp. BYOB. Dance - Restful Valley Ranch, Mission, 7-10pm, Regan James, $8pp. Dance - Hidden Valley Ranch RV & MH Park, Mission, 7-10pm, Diego & Edith, $8pp. Jo Herndon, 816-863-5639. Dance - Sunshine RV Resort, Harlingen, 7-10pm, Castaways, $7pp. Friendship Hall, 1900 Grace Ave. Gate and doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets in adPARKS From pg. 11 For more information, photos and tour schedules visit Wintertainers TM at tainers Winter TM