Winter Texan Times

19 WINTER TEXAN TIMES MARCH 1, 2023 (956)566-1157 South Texas Ecotourism Center EXPLORE, PROTECT, EDUCATE 501 W. STATE HIGHWAY 100, LAGUNA VISTA, TX 78578 FREE ADMISSION OPEN DAILY 8AM-5PM 956-772-0212 WWW.STEC-LV.ORG WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/STECLV • LIVING EXHIBITS • VIEWING TOWER • DISPLAYS W/QR CODES • AMPITHEATER • SPACE RENTALS EVENTS CALENDAR March 2 – MOSTH will host FESTIBA presentations online. February 27th will be a one-hour presentation featuring letters written by Sgt. Gonzalez, a Vietnam War hero, at 10 a.m. Melissa Pena will share details on building spotlight exhibits at the museum through her presentation on February 28 at 11 a.m. March 2 will be a presentation about Will Looney Legacy Park. Presentations will stream live on Facebook at March 3 – Greengate Garden Club will be presenting Growing Sugar Cane in the RGV at 9 a.m. It will be presented by Dale Kerstetter, Environmental and Safety Director at RGV Sugar Growers, Inc. March 4 – The Fiesta Edinburg Parade is returning for its Fiesta Edinburg annual event at 10 a.m. To participate, contact the committee at (956) 3834974 or visit the website at for more information. March 4 – City of Alamo will be holding its annual Texas Independence Day Parade starting at 11 a.m. from the HEB store parking lot and proceeding south on Alamo Rd. and then east on Business 83 to Central Park for more activities. March 4 – The Player’s Studio will host a Player’s Market and Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Christian Fellowship Church on Trenton Road (2201 Trenton Rd., McAllen). There will be food, vendors, activities, and a huge rummage sale. All proceeds promote the mission and performances of The Player’s Studio. March 5 – Bentsen-RGV State Park will host their Hawk ID Workshop at 1 p.m. Reservations are required for the workshop and is free with park admission. Call ahead to confirm the program at (956) 584-9156. The park is located at 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive, in Mission. March 5 – The Edinburg Dance Theatre presents ATouch of Irish and Other Works at 5 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd. For more information, call (956) 681-3800. March 5 – The Gladys Porter Zoo is back with their annual 5k and one-mile fun run to support ocelot conservation. Visit for register and for pricing information. March 9 – The Bentsen Easy Nature Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters. Free with park admission. Call ahead to confirm the program at (956) 584-9156. The park is located at 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive, in Mission. This event is presented in partnership with the UTRGV College of Fine Arts and School of Music. The museum is located at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Nolana Avenue at 1900 W. Nolana in McAllen. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Regular admission is $5 with discounted $3 for children ages 4-12, students with an ID and senior citizens 65+. Please check the website www.theimasonline. org or call (956) 681-2800 for more information. IMAS From pg. 4 Dr. Brendan M. Kinsella returns to the IMAS on March 5 for a special performance.