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Saturday June 11, 2016 -  Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none The World of Jan Brett Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (956) 682-0123   
   

The World of Jan Brett

The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is pleased to announce the opening of The World of Jan Brett, a fun, new and engaging traveling exhibition that brings to life the stories of this beloved children’s author and illustrator. Original artwork invites visitors to travel the globe and become a part of their favorite books. The exhibition will be on display in Clark Gallery at IMAS from June 11 to August 29, 2016 with an opening reception from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Join us for a book signing and presentation with Ms. Jan Brett at McAllen Convention Center, meeting room 103, on June 11 from 11:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. This is a free event you don’t want to miss!

The world of Jan Brett encourages playful exploration and brings the stories of Jan Brett to life. The exhibition features more than 50 original paintings from Jan Brett’s bestselling books, including Gingerbread FriendsThe Umbrella and Honey…Honey…Lion!, which take visitors on a journey around the world to learn about the places and cultures where Jan Brett gets her inspiration. From tropical rainforests to Arctic igloos, your imagination will fly away into The World of Jan Brett.

The World of Jan Brett is a traveling exhibition organized by the Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in partnership with Jan Brett. The exhibition welcomes visitors of all ages into the vivid cultures and endless imagination of these timeless children’s tales. Be sure to mark the exhibition dates in your calendar and stay tuned for more details as we get closer. General admission is FREE for IMAS Members; $7/Adult; $5/Senior or Student with ID; $4/Child (4-12). Ask us about our Museums for All program. For more information on The World of Jan Brett, please call (956) 682-0123 or visit www.theimasonline.org.

About Jan Brett

Jan Brett has more than 35 million books in print and has been one of America’s most beloved children’s author/ illustrators for over 30 years. Her books regularly occupy the #1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list. Her illustrations are adored for their classic beauty and vibrant, life-like images of animals, landscapes and flourishes from cultures around the world. From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs to Japanese gardens, she studies the traditions of the many countries that she visits and uses them as a starting point for her children’s books. For more information about Jan Brett, please visit www.janbrett.com. Join us for all our new programs and activities!

http://theimasonline.org    
    Location: International Museum of Art & Science; 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The World of Jan Brett Opening Reception Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (956) 682-0123   
   

The World of Jan Brett

The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is pleased to announce the opening of The World of Jan Brett, a fun, new and engaging traveling exhibition that brings to life the stories of this beloved children’s author and illustrator. Original artwork invites visitors to travel the globe and become a part of their favorite books. The exhibition will be on display in Clark Gallery at IMAS from June 11 to August 29, 2016 with an opening reception from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Join us for a book signing and presentation with Ms. Jan Brett at McAllen Convention Center, meeting room 103, on June 11 from 11:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. This is a free event you don’t want to miss!

The world of Jan Brett encourages playful exploration and brings the stories of Jan Brett to life. The exhibition features more than 50 original paintings from Jan Brett’s bestselling books, including Gingerbread FriendsThe Umbrella and Honey…Honey…Lion!, which take visitors on a journey around the world to learn about the places and cultures where Jan Brett gets her inspiration. From tropical rainforests to Arctic igloos, your imagination will fly away into The World of Jan Brett.

The World of Jan Brett is a traveling exhibition organized by the Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in partnership with Jan Brett. The exhibition welcomes visitors of all ages into the vivid cultures and endless imagination of these timeless children’s tales. Be sure to mark the exhibition dates in your calendar and stay tuned for more details as we get closer. General admission is FREE for IMAS Members; $7/Adult; $5/Senior or Student with ID; $4/Child (4-12). Ask us about our Museums for All program. For more information on The World of Jan Brett, please call (956) 682-0123 or visit www.theimasonline.org.

About Jan Brett

Jan Brett has more than 35 million books in print and has been one of America’s most beloved children’s author/ illustrators for over 30 years. Her books regularly occupy the #1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list. Her illustrations are adored for their classic beauty and vibrant, life-like images of animals, landscapes and flourishes from cultures around the world. From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs to Japanese gardens, she studies the traditions of the many countries that she visits and uses them as a starting point for her children’s books. For more information about Jan Brett, please visit www.janbrett.com. Join us for all our new programs and activities!

http://theimasonline.org    
    Location: International Museum of Art & Science; 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
Sunday June 12, 2016 -  Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Jerry Lyles: Mind-Scapes exhibit Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    956-681-3000   
   
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Jerry Lyles: Mind-Scapes will be on display in the lobby of the McAllen Public Library from June 12 through August 29, 2016, with an opening reception on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

In his large-scale paintings, Lyles explores the tension between space and people’s reaction to it. “The impact of a sense of place as well as the actual physical aspects of a location can have a profound impact on people as individuals and communities. People will often identify their geographic location as a part of their identity,” Lyles said.

Jerry Lyles: Mind-Scapes, a special collaboration between the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) and the McAllen Art Council, presents the artist’s observational and referential reaction to his surrounding environment, the valley landscapes, and the vast Texas sky. The oil paintings feature the minutiae of nature lovingly organized into impressionistic still-lifes on canvas and panel board.

Jerry Lyles, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, specializes in drawing and painting. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1995 and his MFA in Painting from the American University in Washington, D.C., in 2000.

http://www.mcallenlibrary.net/    
    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; McAllen, TX
Thursday July 7, 2016 -  Sunday November 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Sin poesía no hay ciudad: The Street Poetry of Armando Alanís Pulido Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (956) 682-0123   
   

 

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Collaborating with the Consulate of Mexico, the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is extremely proud to be the premier venue in the United States for the exhibition Sin poesía no hay ciudad: The Street Poetry of Armando Alanís Pulido from July 7 through November 6, 2016.

On July 7, Armando Alanís Pulido will create a wall poem in the museum alongside a collection of color photographs depicting the poet’s street art; a reception will be held with the artist from 6:00 to 8:00pm. On July 9 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Alanís  will conduct a poetry workshop “Poesia Y Ciudad” to introduce Acción Poética (Poetry in Action), a grassroots movement to promote poetry in the streets. General admission is free for IMAS members, limited seating.

In 1996 Mexican poet Armando Alanís Pulido founded Acción Poética, a movement to promote poetry and literacy in his home town of Monterrey. The growth of his urban interventions – poetic phrases painted on abandoned walls – has been phenomenal, and now street poetry can be seen in more than 150 cities in 30 countries throughout Latin America and Europe. Alanís paints short, inspirational verses in bold black words on white walls, always done with prior permission.

The IMAS exhibition features 40 photographs of street poetry from the deeply optimistic verses of Mexican poet and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz; there are also extracts from verses by Alanís himself. A recognized writer and editor with copious poetry awards, Alanís has numerous publications of his own writing and has edited over 25 books of poetry.

The exhibition is jointly organized by IMAS, the Mexican Consulate in McAllen and the Latin American Foundation for the Arts (LAFA). The exhibition will coincide with the 2016 International Latin American Poetry Festival (FEIPOL) in McAllen, TX from September 1-3, 2016. For more information, please contact IMAS at (956) 682-0123, visitwww.theimasonline.org, or visit the IMAS front desk. The International Museum of Art and Science is located at 1900 W Nolana Ave, McAllen, TX 78504.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science; 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
Saturday July 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Programs at Quinta Mazatlan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Join our volunteer coordinator for a fun morning of hands on work and learning in our native gardens! Students, earn your service hours at Quinta Mazatlan!

Date: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Feature Creatures: Parrot Parade Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

The Parrots will be squawking in the skies over Quinta Mazatlan! The Discovery Museum will be home to a “Parrot Parade” in June, where you can learn all about the different types of parrots that live in our Valley. Visit a REAL parrot, and learn all about where they nest, what they eat, why they squawk, and how smart they are! Take a close-up look at their amazing feathers and colors. Bring out YOUR inner bird to make a feathery crafts, and “join the flock” on Saturday Discovery Days in July!
Date: Saturdays in July
Time: 10:00- 11:00 am AND repeated at 2:00- 3:00 pm
Fee: $3 program fee for children and regular park admission for family members.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Photo Preparation for Contest Entries: Ages 8-12 years Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen
   

Workshops conducted by professional wildlife photographer, Ruth Hoyt.

Date: Saturdays June & July

Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm/ 8- 12 years         2:00- 4:00 pm/ 13-18 years

Fee: $5 per person, per workshop

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/youth/summerphotogra    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM 2nd Annual First Responders Appreciation Weekend at IMAS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (956) 682-0123   
   

First-Responders-Weekend

 

2nd Annual First Responders Appreciation Weekend at IMAS

As a thank you to all of you that risk your lives to keep ours safe, the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) would like to invite all First Responders for ourFirst Responders Appreciation Weekend from Saturday, July 30 to Sunday, July 31. During the weekend all First Responders and a guest will receive FREE general admission into the museum by presenting a valid I.D. at the time of admission.

First Responders Appreciation Weekend is open for all First Responders, including police officers, firefighters, and EMTs etc. A valid and current I.D. must be presented at the time of admission. IMAS is hosting Gisela ColónPODS exhibition in Central Gallery; Indigenous Weaving: An Exhibition of Native Objects from the National Museum of History, Taiwan in Main Gallery; The World of Jan Brett in Clark Gallery; and Sacred Visions Stained Glass Windows in Tiffany Gallery.

In addition to these popular exhibitions, you can also explore IMAS’ Rio Scape playground, join themed hands-on activities in the Ann Moore Art Studio and BioZone, watch real time weather data – in our Science on a Sphere (SOS) during your visit and see real astronaut food in ViewSpace, which was recently updated.

General admission is $7.00/Adult; $5/Senior Citizen or Student w/I.D.; $4/Child (4-12 years old); FREE for IMAS Members (Here Be Dragons exhibition is not included in general admission. There is a $5 additional entrance fee for this exhibition except for Family Premium Members and above). For more information please call IMAS at (956) 682-0123.

http://theimasonline.org    
    Location: International Museum of Art & Science; 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Feature Creatures: Parrot Parade Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

The Parrots will be squawking in the skies over Quinta Mazatlan! The Discovery Museum will be home to a “Parrot Parade” in June, where you can learn all about the different types of parrots that live in our Valley. Visit a REAL parrot, and learn all about where they nest, what they eat, why they squawk, and how smart they are! Take a close-up look at their amazing feathers and colors. Bring out YOUR inner bird to make a feathery crafts, and “join the flock” on Saturday Discovery Days in July!
Date: Saturdays in July
Time: 10:00- 11:00 am AND repeated at 2:00- 3:00 pm
Fee: $3 program fee for children and regular park admission for family members.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Peter and the Starcatcher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Thirteen O'Clock Theatre   (956) 462-2413   info@thirteenoclocktheatre.org
   

The RGV premiere of

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

A play by Rick Elice

Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson 

Music by Wayne Barker

July 22nd-23rd @ 8pm, July 29th-30th @ 8pm and July 23rd & 30th @ 2pm

Directed by Jason Barrera

Peter and the Starcatcher is a play based on the 2006 novel of a similar name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. It was adapted for the stage by Rick Elice and quickly made it's way through Broadway from 2012-2014. The play provides a backstory for the character Peter Pan, and serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy.

http://www.thirteenoclocktheatre.org    
    Location: McAllen High School Auditorium; 2021 La Vista; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Photo Preparation for Contest Entries: Ages 13-18 years Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Workshops conducted by professional wildlife photographer, Ruth Hoyt.

Date: Saturdays June & July

Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm/ 8- 12 years         2:00- 4:00 pm/ 13-18 years

Fee: $5 per person, per workshopq

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/youth/summerphotogra    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Texture Transmission: Work by Alejandro Macias Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alejandro Macias   (956) 882-7097   alejandro.macias@UTRGV.edu
   

Artist’s Statement:
To put it simply, I’m just as curious as ever. I find it difficult to hone in on specific subject matter or style. Figure drawing, geometric design, and a variety of design elements fascinate me. This body of work is mostly an exploration of surface and texture, an element I had abandoned but have decided to revisit. It’s a vulnerable body of work. I would compare it to a child that’s continuously distracted by various colorful toys, and doesn’t know which one to play with next. I feel the work should be seen mostly as studies, and the inside look of a curious and playful mind. Once you begin to pursue visual art seriously, you sometimes forget to have fun. This is me having fun. 


$5 Admission
Refreshments at 7pm while they last
Music selections by DJ Direct

http://www.alexmaciasart.com/    
    Location: BAM; 1045 E Washington; Brownsville, TX 78520
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misc_none 8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Peter and the Starcatcher Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Thirteen O'Clock Theatre   (956) 462-2413   info@thirteenoclocktheatre.org
   

The RGV premiere of

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

A play by Rick Elice

Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson 

Music by Wayne Barker

July 22nd-23rd @ 8pm, July 29th-30th @ 8pm and July 23rd & 30th @ 2pm

Directed by Jason Barrera

Peter and the Starcatcher is a play based on the 2006 novel of a similar name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. It was adapted for the stage by Rick Elice and quickly made it's way through Broadway from 2012-2014. The play provides a backstory for the character Peter Pan, and serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy.

http://www.thirteenoclocktheatre.org    
    Location: McAllen High School Auditorium; 2021 La Vista; McAllen, TX
Sunday July 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd Annual First Responders Appreciation Weekend at IMAS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (956) 682-0123   
   

First-Responders-Weekend

 

2nd Annual First Responders Appreciation Weekend at IMAS

As a thank you to all of you that risk your lives to keep ours safe, the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) would like to invite all First Responders for ourFirst Responders Appreciation Weekend from Saturday, July 30 to Sunday, July 31. During the weekend all First Responders and a guest will receive FREE general admission into the museum by presenting a valid I.D. at the time of admission.

First Responders Appreciation Weekend is open for all First Responders, including police officers, firefighters, and EMTs etc. A valid and current I.D. must be presented at the time of admission. IMAS is hosting Gisela ColónPODS exhibition in Central Gallery; Indigenous Weaving: An Exhibition of Native Objects from the National Museum of History, Taiwan in Main Gallery; The World of Jan Brett in Clark Gallery; and Sacred Visions Stained Glass Windows in Tiffany Gallery.

In addition to these popular exhibitions, you can also explore IMAS’ Rio Scape playground, join themed hands-on activities in the Ann Moore Art Studio and BioZone, watch real time weather data – in our Science on a Sphere (SOS) during your visit and see real astronaut food in ViewSpace, which was recently updated.

General admission is $7.00/Adult; $5/Senior Citizen or Student w/I.D.; $4/Child (4-12 years old); FREE for IMAS Members (Here Be Dragons exhibition is not included in general admission. There is a $5 additional entrance fee for this exhibition except for Family Premium Members and above). For more information please call IMAS at (956) 682-0123.

http://theimasonline.org    
    Location: International Museum of Art & Science; 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild Art Camp (August 2-5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Bring out YOUR inner WILD! Create arts and crafts projects using rocks, bark, sticks, leaves, sands, fish flowers, water, clay, and more!
Date: August 2-5
Time: 8:30- 11:30 am
Ages: 6-12 years
Fee: $50 Residents/ $60 Non-Residents
Note: Breakfast and Lunch included. Participants are also encouraged to bring a light snack, water, bug spray, hat, sunscreen, and wear tennis shoes to camp.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/youth/summercamps.as    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild Art Camp (August 2-5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Bring out YOUR inner WILD! Create arts and crafts projects using rocks, bark, sticks, leaves, sands, fish flowers, water, clay, and more!
Date: August 2-5
Time: 8:30- 11:30 am
Ages: 6-12 years
Fee: $50 Residents/ $60 Non-Residents
Note: Breakfast and Lunch included. Participants are also encouraged to bring a light snack, water, bug spray, hat, sunscreen, and wear tennis shoes to camp.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/youth/summercamps.as    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild Art Camp (August 2-5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Bring out YOUR inner WILD! Create arts and crafts projects using rocks, bark, sticks, leaves, sands, fish flowers, water, clay, and more!
Date: August 2-5
Time: 8:30- 11:30 am
Ages: 6-12 years
Fee: $50 Residents/ $60 Non-Residents
Note: Breakfast and Lunch included. Participants are also encouraged to bring a light snack, water, bug spray, hat, sunscreen, and wear tennis shoes to camp.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/youth/summercamps.as    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 6:00 PM 3rd annual Festival of Color fashion show Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alka's Divine Boutique   956-320-8555   
   

The 3rd annual Festival of Color will be held at the all new Embassy Suites at the McAllen Convention Center. Enjoy a wide range of contemporary Indian fashion by Alka's Divine Boutique and fun Bollywood music and dancing by Arunîta.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served. 

A portion of the proceeds will go to support the nonprofit Infinite Love.

Tickets :

$35 in advance

$45 at door 

VIP tables are available.

Click to purchase tickets    
    Location: Embassy Suites McAllen Convention Center; 800 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Night Summer Fun: Bubble Concert in the Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Bring the family for an evening of entertainment and education in the park! Generously sponsored by Freels Orthodontics.
Date: Thursdays in June, July, & August
Time: 7:00- 8:00 pm
Fee: $3 adults & $2 children and seniors

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/events/familysummern    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Friday August 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Omnicom 2016 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    956) 682-6765   info@omnicononline.com
   

McAllen Texas is known for its palm trees, food, and every summer one of the best Pop Culture events in South Texas. Omnicon returns for its 9th year on August 5-6, 2016 at the McAllen convention center. Spend August 5th and 6th shopping in our vendors room, competing in our Nexus Video game Tournaments, and seeing all of the great cosplays Texas has to offer. Meet up with your friends or make some new ones at this years Omnicon.

The Omnicon hotel is the La Quinta McAllen Convention Center. Omnicon attendees may take advantage of a special rate of $102.60(single)/$107.10(double) a night and enjoy free breakfast and a VIP event only available for hotel guests. To take advantage of this special rate and VIP event, call the La Quinta McAllen Convention Center and ask for the Omnicon rate:

La Quinta McAllen Convention Center

801 S. Ware Rd, McAllen, Tx, 78501

Phone: (956) 682-6765 

http://www.omnicononline.com    
    Location: McAllen Convention Center; Ware Road & Expressway 83; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wild Art Camp (August 2-5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Bring out YOUR inner WILD! Create arts and crafts projects using rocks, bark, sticks, leaves, sands, fish flowers, water, clay, and more!
Date: August 2-5
Time: 8:30- 11:30 am
Ages: 6-12 years
Fee: $50 Residents/ $60 Non-Residents
Note: Breakfast and Lunch included. Participants are also encouraged to bring a light snack, water, bug spray, hat, sunscreen, and wear tennis shoes to camp.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/youth/summercamps.as    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  6:00 PM BLACK IRIS ANNUAL CLEARANCE & TAX HOLIDAY SALE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Algrim   956-519-3190   nalgrim@sbcglobal.net
   

BLACK IRIS ANNUAL CLEARANCE & TAX HOLIDAY SALE

This is your opportunity to be a creative shopper and choose from our interesting selection of sale items at great prices!  The BIG Rack will have items for $5, $10, $15 and $20.  In the back room you will find vintage and carefully selected items. The vintage linens will be 1/2 Off the last marked price.

The sale starts July 23rd and runs thru August.  The official Texas Tax Holiday days are August 5, 6, and 7.  We will be open Sunday, August 7th from 1 to 5.  Any clothing items under $100. each will be tax free during these three days.  

Nancy will be gone from August 10th thru the 28th for class at the Penland School in North Carolina.  Curtis and Henry (the cat) will be keeping shop.

    Location: Black Iris; 1400 N Bryan; Mission, TX
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Brownsville Historical Association Commemorates the 110th Anniversary of the Brownsville Raid Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Craig Stone   956-541-5560   cstone@brownsvillehistory.org
   

On August 13, 1906, Brownsville Texas experienced the infamous "Brownsville Raid." Fort Brown had previously received the 25th Infantry consisting of 167 African-American federal troops. Within a month, a mysterious shooting took place in downtown Brownsville, an event which received national attention including the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt inevitably the soldiers were blamed which resulted in all 167 troops being discharged from the military without honor. President Roosevelt came under scrutiny from Senator Joseph Foraker of Ohio. Following a military investigation only 14 soldiers were eventually reinstated.

Over 60 years later a congressman from California who had read a recently published book by author John D. Weaver entitled The Brownsville Raid reopened the event which resulted in these federal troops being given a reversal to an honorable discharge.

The Brownsville Historical Association will be holding a two day public event to commemorate this important historical event of Brownsville history. The community is encouraged to participate in this important weekend event to remember the 110th anniversary of the Brownsville Raid. A presentation will be held at the Brownsville Heritage Complex located at 1325 E. Washington St. at 6pm on Friday August 5th and will be followed by a walking tour. This event is free to the public.

On the following evening, Saturday August 6th a scholarly panel discussion followed by a catered dinner and book-signing by Harry Lembeck author of Taking on Theodore Roosevelt. This event will be held at the Historic Alonso Building located at 510 E. St. Charles St. beginning at 6pm. Tickets for this event are $35.00 and can be purchased at the Brownsville Heritage Complex. Please call 956-541-5560 for more information. This event is sponsored in part by Humanities Texas.   

 

    Location: Brownsville Heritage Complex; 1325 E Washington; Brownsville, TX
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Open Mic Session at the McAllen Creative Incubator Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: McAllen Creative Incubator   956-687-2787   
   

Takes place at McAllen Creative Incubator 7pm-9pm on June 3, July 8 and August 5

This is an opportunity for those who love to perform to come and audition for an opportunity to participate & perform at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce events, such as Block Party (Food Park), Music After Hours as well as find talent for the Creative Incubator during Art Walk. 

    Location: McAllen Creative Incubator; 601 N Main St; McAllen, TX
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM First Friday Music on the Lawn at Brownsville Museum of Fine Art Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brownsville Museum of Fine Art   956-542-0941   
   

Visit the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art for live Music on the Lawn! Bring your family, blankets, picnic baskets or reserve your table and enjoy a night under the stars.

General Admission : $3
Reserved Tables for up to 6 : $40
includes snacks and 1 bottle of wine
Reserved Tables for up to 12 : $80
includes snacks and 2 bottles of wine

For more information or to reserve your table, call the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art at 956-542-0941.

    Location: Brownsville Museum of Fine Art; 660 E Ringgold; Brownsville, TX
Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Omnicom 2016 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    956) 682-6765   info@omnicononline.com
   

McAllen Texas is known for its palm trees, food, and every summer one of the best Pop Culture events in South Texas. Omnicon returns for its 9th year on August 5-6, 2016 at the McAllen convention center. Spend August 5th and 6th shopping in our vendors room, competing in our Nexus Video game Tournaments, and seeing all of the great cosplays Texas has to offer. Meet up with your friends or make some new ones at this years Omnicon.

The Omnicon hotel is the La Quinta McAllen Convention Center. Omnicon attendees may take advantage of a special rate of $102.60(single)/$107.10(double) a night and enjoy free breakfast and a VIP event only available for hotel guests. To take advantage of this special rate and VIP event, call the La Quinta McAllen Convention Center and ask for the Omnicon rate:

La Quinta McAllen Convention Center

801 S. Ware Rd, McAllen, Tx, 78501

Phone: (956) 682-6765 

http://www.omnicononline.com    
    Location: McAllen Convention Center; Ware Road & Expressway 83; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Feature Creatures: Nature Olympics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Come to Quinta during August Discovery Days where you can test your own skills against some of this Valley’s fastest, strongest, and toughest creatures! It’s the QUINTA OLYMPIC GAMES: sprint racing, relays high jump, long jump, and balance beam. Take a judge’s seat and decide which creature YOU think deserves the “gold”. Then make a Mesquite Medal that YOU can proudly wear, as a Thorn Forest Quinta Olympic Champion.
Date: Saturdays in August
Time: 10:00- 11:00 am AND repeated at 2:00- 3:00 pm
Fee: $3 program fee for children and regular park admission for family members.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:30 PM BLACK IRIS ANNUAL CLEARANCE & TAX HOLIDAY SALE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Algrim   956-519-3190   nalgrim@sbcglobal.net
   

BLACK IRIS ANNUAL CLEARANCE & TAX HOLIDAY SALE

This is your opportunity to be a creative shopper and choose from our interesting selection of sale items at great prices!  The BIG Rack will have items for $5, $10, $15 and $20.  In the back room you will find vintage and carefully selected items. The vintage linens will be 1/2 Off the last marked price.

The sale starts July 23rd and runs thru August.  The official Texas Tax Holiday days are August 5, 6, and 7.  We will be open Sunday, August 7th from 1 to 5.  Any clothing items under $100. each will be tax free during these three days.  

Nancy will be gone from August 10th thru the 28th for class at the Penland School in North Carolina.  Curtis and Henry (the cat) will be keeping shop.

    Location: Black Iris; 1400 N Bryan; Mission, TX
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Feature Creatures: Nature Olympics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Come to Quinta during August Discovery Days where you can test your own skills against some of this Valley’s fastest, strongest, and toughest creatures! It’s the QUINTA OLYMPIC GAMES: sprint racing, relays high jump, long jump, and balance beam. Take a judge’s seat and decide which creature YOU think deserves the “gold”. Then make a Mesquite Medal that YOU can proudly wear, as a Thorn Forest Quinta Olympic Champion.
Date: Saturdays in August
Time: 10:00- 11:00 am AND repeated at 2:00- 3:00 pm
Fee: $3 program fee for children and regular park admission for family members.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Brownsville Historical Association Commemorates the 110th Anniversary of the Brownsville Raid Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Craig Stone   956-541-5560   cstone@brownsvillehistory.org
   

On August 13, 1906, Brownsville Texas experienced the infamous "Brownsville Raid." Fort Brown had previously received the 25th Infantry consisting of 167 African-American federal troops. Within a month, a mysterious shooting took place in downtown Brownsville, an event which received national attention including the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt inevitably the soldiers were blamed which resulted in all 167 troops being discharged from the military without honor. President Roosevelt came under scrutiny from Senator Joseph Foraker of Ohio. Following a military investigation only 14 soldiers were eventually reinstated.

Over 60 years later a congressman from California who had read a recently published book by author John D. Weaver entitled The Brownsville Raid reopened the event which resulted in these federal troops being given a reversal to an honorable discharge.

The Brownsville Historical Association will be holding a two day public event to commemorate this important historical event of Brownsville history. The community is encouraged to participate in this important weekend event to remember the 110th anniversary of the Brownsville Raid. A presentation will be held at the Brownsville Heritage Complex located at 1325 E. Washington St. at 6pm on Friday August 5th and will be followed by a walking tour. This event is free to the public.

On the following evening, Saturday August 6th a scholarly panel discussion followed by a catered dinner and book-signing by Harry Lembeck author of Taking on Theodore Roosevelt. This event will be held at the Historic Alonso Building located at 510 E. St. Charles St. beginning at 6pm. Tickets for this event are $35.00 and can be purchased at the Brownsville Heritage Complex. Please call 956-541-5560 for more information. This event is sponsored in part by Humanities Texas.   

 

    Location: Historic Alonso Building; 510 E St. Charles St; Brownsville, TX
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Movies in the Park: Zootopia (Pending Disney release date) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: McAllen Parks and Recreation   956-681-3333   
   

Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Movie begins at 8:30 p.m.

Admission is FREE!

Enjoy your favorite big screen flicks on our giant inflatable screen. Pack a chair, blanket and a picnic. Bring your entire family for some fun! Come early an enjoy activities by our sponsors. Concessions available for purchase on-site.

Schedule

August 6 Zootopia* Pending Disney release date

    Location: West Side Park; 1000 S Ware Rd; McAllen, TX
Sunday August 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BLACK IRIS ANNUAL CLEARANCE & TAX HOLIDAY SALE Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Algrim   956-519-3190   nalgrim@sbcglobal.net
   

BLACK IRIS ANNUAL CLEARANCE & TAX HOLIDAY SALE

This is your opportunity to be a creative shopper and choose from our interesting selection of sale items at great prices!  The BIG Rack will have items for $5, $10, $15 and $20.  In the back room you will find vintage and carefully selected items. The vintage linens will be 1/2 Off the last marked price.

The sale starts July 23rd and runs thru August.  The official Texas Tax Holiday days are August 5, 6, and 7.  We will be open Sunday, August 7th from 1 to 5.  Any clothing items under $100. each will be tax free during these three days.  

Nancy will be gone from August 10th thru the 28th for class at the Penland School in North Carolina.  Curtis and Henry (the cat) will be keeping shop.

    Location: Black Iris; 1400 N Bryan; Mission, TX
Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Wordsmith Wednesday with Britt Haraway Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Pardue   956-681-3000   referencelibrarian@mcallen.net
   

Our Wordsmith Wednesday programs feature local authors. Come listen to these talented writers and poets read from their work and discuss the art and craft of creative writing.

Britt Haraway is an assistant professor in the creative writing program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he is fiction editor of RiverSedge literary magazine. His book of short stories Early Men will be published August 2016 by Lamar University Literary Press. His stories have appeared in the South Dakota Review, Natural Bridge, Moon City Review, Great Weather for Media, New Madrid, and BorderSenses and online at Amarillo Bay. His work was selected for the The Best of Small Fictions 2016, guest edited by Stuart Dybek. He holds a PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers.

    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; McAllen, TX
Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Google Search & Maps Workshop at Rio Grande City Public Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Norma Fultz   956-487-4389   rgclibrary@yahoo.com
   
August 11th from 10am-12pm.
FREE workshop using Google Search & Maps. “Let's Put Our Cities on the Map” is part of Google's Get Your Business Online program and aims to bring community members, business owners and civic leaders together to help small businesses succeed on the web.
 
 
Friends of the Rio Grande City Public Library 
591 E Canales St. 
Rio Grande City, TX 78582 
956-487-4389 
    Location: Rio Grande City Public Library; 591 E Canales St; Rio Grande City, TX 78582
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Stars and Skies Mysteries: Perseid Meteor Shower Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (956) 682-0123   
   

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Stars & Skies Parties are back for summer 2016! The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) Stars & Skies parties encourage our community to learn about space science and technology through special activities and programs designed around night sky observations, NASA programs, and much more. This year IMAS will be hosting the Stars & Skies Parties on June 9, July 7, and August 11 from 4-10pm.

Everyone is invited to participate! The Starts & Skies Party are included with general admission. This year IMAS will continue the tradition with special Science On a Sphere presentations, its popular Inside the Dome-Planetarium shows, View Space, and hands-on science experiments from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join IMAS for the final part of the Stars & Skies Party, stargazing outside on the IMAS front lawn from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. IMAS invites you to bring out your lawn chairs, telescope, or binoculars, so you can share your astronomy knowledge with others or use IMAS’  equipment as you observe under dark, star-filled skies. Local astronomy groups will be on hand with their telescopes to help you find the wonders of the night sky. If you know nothing about astronomy, bring your curiosity!

Keep your eyes to the sky at night this summer – there is a lot happening! On June 9 join IMAS old celestial friend the Moon as it takes its nightly stroll through our sky and the Planets dance the evening away in the night sky. Saturn will be at one of its closest points to Earth. View its majestic rings. Then take a journey to the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury. Do not miss this chance to see an array of celestial objects.

This year will also be a momentous year for Jupiter exploration projects!  NASA’s Juno spacecraft, is about to arrive at its destination this July. Scientists will begin a more extensive study on the planet. “Interestingly, the pressing questions they want to be answered have a “possible existence” ring to them. Does the planet have a core? How much water is there? Is the weather stable? How about the magnetic field and plasma of the planet? It really seems that alien exploration may be underway, or Jupiter is simply another candidate to support human life and future colonization.” Join us on July 7 for the latest on this spacecraft.

On August 11, join us for the Perseid Meteor showers. While the skies light up several times a year by other meteor showers, the Perseid Meteor showers are widely sought after by astronomers and stargazers. This is because at its peak, one can see 60 to a 100 meteors in an hour from a dark night sky.

For additional information check our website and come out to IMAS Stars & Skies Parties! Best of all, it’s free for IMAS Members. General admission $7/Adult; $5/Senior or Student with ID; $4/Child (4-12). Ask about our Museums for All program. 

http://theimasonline.org    
    Location: International Museum of Art & Science; 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Night Summer Fun: Wildcat Tracks: One-mile Family Walk Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Bring the family for an evening of entertainment and education in the park! Generously sponsored by Freels Orthodontics.
Date: Thursdays in June, July, & August
Time: 7:00- 8:00 pm
Fee: $3 adults & $2 children and seniors

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/events/familysummern    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
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Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Feature Creatures: Nature Olympics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Come to Quinta during August Discovery Days where you can test your own skills against some of this Valley’s fastest, strongest, and toughest creatures! It’s the QUINTA OLYMPIC GAMES: sprint racing, relays high jump, long jump, and balance beam. Take a judge’s seat and decide which creature YOU think deserves the “gold”. Then make a Mesquite Medal that YOU can proudly wear, as a Thorn Forest Quinta Olympic Champion.
Date: Saturdays in August
Time: 10:00- 11:00 am AND repeated at 2:00- 3:00 pm
Fee: $3 program fee for children and regular park admission for family members.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Feature Creatures: Nature Olympics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Come to Quinta during August Discovery Days where you can test your own skills against some of this Valley’s fastest, strongest, and toughest creatures! It’s the QUINTA OLYMPIC GAMES: sprint racing, relays high jump, long jump, and balance beam. Take a judge’s seat and decide which creature YOU think deserves the “gold”. Then make a Mesquite Medal that YOU can proudly wear, as a Thorn Forest Quinta Olympic Champion.
Date: Saturdays in August
Time: 10:00- 11:00 am AND repeated at 2:00- 3:00 pm
Fee: $3 program fee for children and regular park admission for family members.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM UTRGV SUMMERFEST 2016: General Recital #2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: cindy cripps   956-223-6370   cynthia.cripps@utrgv.edu
   

Please join us on Tuesday evening (August 16) at 7 pm for General Recital #2 of the UTRGV SUMMERFEST. We are planning to have a varied program that everyone will enjoy.  The performance is free of charge and open to the public.  For more information call 956-223-6370

    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX
Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Night Summer Fun: Youth Nature Photo Contest Awards Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Bring the family for an evening of entertainment and education in the park! Generously sponsored by Freels Orthodontics.
Date: Thursdays in June, July, & August
Time: 7:00- 8:00 pm
Fee: $3 adults & $2 children and seniors

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/events/familysummern    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Saturday August 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Feature Creatures: Nature Olympics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Come to Quinta during August Discovery Days where you can test your own skills against some of this Valley’s fastest, strongest, and toughest creatures! It’s the QUINTA OLYMPIC GAMES: sprint racing, relays high jump, long jump, and balance beam. Take a judge’s seat and decide which creature YOU think deserves the “gold”. Then make a Mesquite Medal that YOU can proudly wear, as a Thorn Forest Quinta Olympic Champion.
Date: Saturdays in August
Time: 10:00- 11:00 am AND repeated at 2:00- 3:00 pm
Fee: $3 program fee for children and regular park admission for family members.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Feature Creatures: Nature Olympics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Come to Quinta during August Discovery Days where you can test your own skills against some of this Valley’s fastest, strongest, and toughest creatures! It’s the QUINTA OLYMPIC GAMES: sprint racing, relays high jump, long jump, and balance beam. Take a judge’s seat and decide which creature YOU think deserves the “gold”. Then make a Mesquite Medal that YOU can proudly wear, as a Thorn Forest Quinta Olympic Champion.
Date: Saturdays in August
Time: 10:00- 11:00 am AND repeated at 2:00- 3:00 pm
Fee: $3 program fee for children and regular park admission for family members.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Feature Creatures: Nature Olympics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Come to Quinta during August Discovery Days where you can test your own skills against some of this Valley’s fastest, strongest, and toughest creatures! It’s the QUINTA OLYMPIC GAMES: sprint racing, relays high jump, long jump, and balance beam. Take a judge’s seat and decide which creature YOU think deserves the “gold”. Then make a Mesquite Medal that YOU can proudly wear, as a Thorn Forest Quinta Olympic Champion.
Date: Saturdays in August
Time: 10:00- 11:00 am AND repeated at 2:00- 3:00 pm
Fee: $3 program fee for children and regular park admission for family members.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Feature Creatures: Nature Olympics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Come to Quinta during August Discovery Days where you can test your own skills against some of this Valley’s fastest, strongest, and toughest creatures! It’s the QUINTA OLYMPIC GAMES: sprint racing, relays high jump, long jump, and balance beam. Take a judge’s seat and decide which creature YOU think deserves the “gold”. Then make a Mesquite Medal that YOU can proudly wear, as a Thorn Forest Quinta Olympic Champion.
Date: Saturdays in August
Time: 10:00- 11:00 am AND repeated at 2:00- 3:00 pm
Fee: $3 program fee for children and regular park admission for family members.

http://www.quintamazatlan.com/    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Wordsmith Wednesday with Emmy Perez Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Pardue   956-681-3000   referencelibrarian@mcallen.net
   

Our Wordsmith Wednesday programs feature local authors. Come listen to these talented writers and poets read from their work and discuss the art and craft of creative writing.

Emmy Pérez, originally from Santa Ana, California, has lived along the Texas-Mexico border for the past 16 years. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Southern California, she is the author of the poetry books With the River on Our Face (forthcoming fall 2016) and Solstice (2011, 2003). In poems of witness, her latest book celebrates the local community and the ecology of the region amidst 21st century border wall building and global forces affecting border lives. There are also love poems here, chants, and prose poems. Sandra Cisneros calls With the River on Our Face “a wise, healing poetry.” Reggie Scott Young writes, “These beautifully rendered poems speak to all of us who have an interest in life, liberty, land, and love.” Pérez is an associate professor at UTRGV where she teaches in the MFA in creative writing program.

    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; McAllen, TX
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none LAWN Gone Workshop 1 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   
1st LAWN GONE Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th, 9 to Noon, $10 per participant.
 
Presenters include Andrew Heffner of Heffner Landscape Design, Carol Goolsby and Christopher Munoz of Quinta Mazatlán.
 
Native Plant Sales.
http://www.quintamazatlan.com    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Hummingbird Days Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

Save the Date for:

Hummingbird Days Festival at Quinta Mazatlan

http://www.quintamazatlan.com    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  11:55 PM Save the date for the 38th Collage at IMAS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: International Museum of Art and Science   (956) 682-0123   info@theimasonline.org
   

Save the date for the 38th Collage, IMAS's major fundraiser.

This year we will be honoring Dr. John Gerling, Mr. Arthur Hughes, and Mr. Bill Ranganath for contributing and enriching the community of the Rio Grande Valley along with their lifetime of discovery to IMAS. In its 38th anniversary. Collage is one of the longest running fundraisers and most eagerly anticipated social events of the year. All funds raised at Collage enable the museum to continue creating an inspirational legacy by providing life enhancing art and science exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural events serving to inspire our visitors to “Think. Discover. Experience. Create.”

IMAS has delighted visitors by featuring the finest national and international art and science exhibitions while providing exceptionally engaging educational programs since its establishment in 1967. IMAS is a Smithsonian Affiliated museum and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).  We have also become a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. This partnership allows IMAS’s 900+ members to visit over 250 national and international museums with free general admission. We are expanding our mission so we can inspire our visitors to Think about, Discover, Experience, and Create technology, engineering, art and math through hands-on programs, cultural events, exhibitions and much more. Over 75,000 visitors enjoyed IMAS this past year with half consisting of school children. We are continuing our community engagement with our Operation Imagination, our Outreach program and our continued commitment to our satellite spaces, local artist programs, and the many quality programs and events offered throughout the year.

We seek your support to further our mission of providing excellent world-class art and science exhibitions, science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) programming and cultural events to the Rio Grande Valley that challenge our audience to Think, Discover, Experience, and Create the world around them and to inspire and motivate our community.

http://theimasonline.org    
    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
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Saturday October 1, 2016 -  Sunday October 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none PalmFest International Folklife Celebration 2016 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: McAllen Convention Center     orodriguez@mcallen.net
   

Save the Date for:

PalmFest International Folklife Celebration 2016

http://www.palmfest.com    
    Location: McAllen Convention Center; Ware Road & Expressway 83; McAllen, TX
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Planta Nativa 2016 - Nature Speaker Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

Save the Date for:

All Nature Speaker Series

with Toni and Benito Trevino

http://www.quintamazatlan.com    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Harlingen Farmer's Market - Market Resumes for Fall! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Mcswain     katemcswain@yahoo.com
   

Open Saturdays, offering fresh produce as well as arts and crafts.

    Location: Harlingen Farmer's Market;
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Planta Nativa 2016 - Nature Speaker Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

Save the Date for:

All Nature Speaker Series

John Marzluff, author of "Subirdia"

http://www.quintamazatlan.com    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Planta Nativa 2016 - Native Plant Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

Save the Date for:

All Day Native Plant Sale at Quinta Mazatlan

http://www.quintamazatlan.com    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Saturday October 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Planta Nativa 2016 - Saturday Night Event Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

Save the Date for:

Planta Nativa Saturday Night featuring:

1. Local Growers Harvest Tasting

2. Spirits & Music in the Courtyard

3. Art Inspired by Native Plants & Animals of the LRGV

4. Science Poster Presentations by UTRGV

5. Keynote Speaker: Pam Penick on the large outdoor LED Screen, "Local Heroes-Designing with Native Plants for Water-Saving Gardens". Penick is the award winning Austin author of "Lawn Gone" and "The Water-Saving Garden". Book signing opportunities. 

$20 advance ticket required

http://www.quintamazatlan.com    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Sunday October 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Planta Nativa 2016 - Native Plant Garden Tour Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

Save the Date for:

Native Plant Garden Tour with Map Provided

$5 ticket

http://www.quintamazatlan.com    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
Saturday November 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Brew in the Woods 2016 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holly S. Johnston   956-969-2475   info@valleynaturecenter.org
   

Join us at Valley Nature Center for the 5th Annual Brew in the Woods.

Silent auction, beer & wine, door prizes, live music, raffles, and food!

Tickets $35.00 per person.

http://valleynaturecenter.org/giving/brew-in-the-woods

    Location: Valley Nature Center; 301 South Border Ave; Weslaco, TX
Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Christmas Concert in the Park Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   

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Christmas Concert in the Park at Quinta Mazatlan

http://www.quintamazatlan.com    
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
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