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Saturday April 14, 2018 -  Sunday September 2, 2018
     Migrations, a solo exhibit by Los Angeles artist Cynthia Minet  
    Contact: Serena Pandos   (956) 681-2810   spandos@theimasonline.com
   

The IMAS Presents Migrations by Los Angeles Artist, Cynthia Minet

The International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) in McAllen, Texas is pleased to announce Migrations, a solo exhibit by Los Angeles artist Cynthia Minet, from April 14 to September 2, 2018.

Migrations takes the borderland regions of the Rio Grande Valley as its point of departure and specifically uses the Roseate Spoonbill, a large bird native to the Southeast coastal region as an artistic surrogate for human experiences. Minet is well known for the creation of large-scale sculptures of animals constructed from repurposed plastics—detergent bottles, water containers, found toys, etc. that are then illuminated from within by glowing LED lights. She creates magnificent aesthetic objects that metaphorically call attention to our dependency on electricity and petrochemicals. Her conceptually and politically astute artworks draw the audience in, and then prompt them to thoughtfully consider and question contemporary society and lifestyle.

In Migrations, Minet will exhibit five suspended sculptures and one floor piece in addition to select wall-mounted drawings. Like most of her installations, this work is site-responsive, and uses recycled plastic debris from Los Angeles in addition to found materials gathered from the borderlands region of the Rio Grande Valley. The center piece of the installation is a graceful representation of the Roseate Spoonbill in various stages of flight. These sculptural birds are accompanied by light sequencing and motion activated sound that consists of wing beats, running water, bird calls, and footsteps through grass that create a sense of mystery and movement in the darkened space. In addition, embedded into these sculptures are objects discarded by migrants in the areas along the river or by McAllen’s border fence. Minet's visually accessible, meaningful and richly layered works call attention to the fact that plastic will erode but never disappear, that habitats and species will be lost to climate change and pollution and never return, and that people will risk everything to escape intolerable situations only to be denied entry into a new land.

Cynthia Minet's artworks have been exhibited both in the USA and internationally. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Avian, Vita Art Center at the Bell Arts Factory, Ventura (2016); Beast of Burden, USC Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California (2015); Packing Caravan, the Los Angeles International Airport, (2013), Unsustainable Creatures, UC Riverside's Culver Center for the Arts (2012), as well as installations at the Anchorage Museum, AK (2014), the Huntington Beach Art Center, and the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History. International group exhibitions include museum and gallery shows since 2000. Minet is professor of studio art at Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA.

This exhibit is included in the cost of General Admission, and is free for IMAS Members. Cynthia Minet will give a talk on her exhibit on Saturday, April 14 starting at 3:00 p.m. with a reception to follow until 5:00 p.m.

The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliated Museum.  The mission of the International Museum of Art & Science is to promote a deeper appreciation of the arts and sciences through its exhibitions, cultural events, and educational programs; and to preserve, expand, and display its permanent art and science collections. The museum is located at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Nolana Avenue at 1900 W. Nolana in McAllen, Texas. Hours of operation are: Closed Mondays, Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. On the first Thursday of each month, IMAS is open until 8 pm. Visit us at www.theimasonline.org or call (956) 681-2800 for more information.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX

Tuesday July 10, 2018 -  Saturday September 29, 2018
     Roots and Me - Family Trees Exhibit  
    Contact: Brownsville Heritage Museum   956-548-1313   
   
"Roots and Me - Family Trees" Exhibit
 
When: July 10, 2018 - September 29, 2018
 
    Vezzetti Room
 
                             
Cost: Exhibit is included with paid museum admission. 
For more information call: 956-548-1313

 
The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society and the Tip O' Texas Genealogical Society have teamed up to create a new exhibit, "Roots and Me - Family Trees." Genealogy, also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their history and lineages. This exhibit includes family trees and pedigree charts, examples of Coats of Arms or Family Crests, books, photographs and various documents, some telling of the journey of early immigrant ancestors, while others are from the Civil War era. Don't miss this opportunity to see the many family trees and other genealogy related materials on display. 
    Location: Brownsville Heritage Complex; 1325 E. Washington; Brownsville, TX

Tuesday July 10, 2018 -  Saturday September 29, 2018
     The 21st Century: Brownsville's Pioneering Families Exhibit, Part II  
    Contact: Historic Brownsville Museum   956-548-1313   
   
 
When: July 10, 2018 - September 29, 2018
 
                             
Cost: Exhibit is included with paid museum admission. 
For more information call: 956-548-1313

 
From New Year's Day 1900 to December 1950, Brownsville, much like the rest of the US, was focused on the science of transportation. Civic groups assembled around the call for railroad service, and in 1904, the goal was brought to fruition. Efforts were then turned to the skies, and within the following twenty-five years that dream became a reality. Another five years beyond that, Brownsville had a world-class seaport. The BHA is proud to spotlight the individuals who contributed to these developments in our latest exhibit, Brownsville into the 21st Century (Brownsville's Pioneering Families Exhibit, Part II).  
    Location: Historic Brownsville Museum; 641 E Madison St; Brownsville, TX

Saturday July 14, 2018 -  Sunday August 26, 2018
     Picasso: Imaginary Portraits  
    Contact: International Museum of Art and Science   956-681-2800   
   

Picasso: Imaginary Portraits consists of a series of 29 lithographs designed by Pablo Picasso in the final years of his life at the age of eight-eight, in a collaborative with the renowned lithographer and chromist Marcel Salinas, between 1969-1972.

Of the twenty-nine lithographs, twenty-six were donated to the museum by Mr. Frank and Mrs. Marilyn Schultz in 1979. Since the donation of the collection to the IMAS, the museum has archivally reframed each one, within this collection. The remaining three pieces were purchased by the museum in 2014 to complete the set of twenty-nine. Picasso: Imaginary Portraits has traveled internationally in 2017, as it made its premier in Taiwan at the National Museum of History in Taipei; and then shown at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, in Taichung. The International Museum of Art & Science is one of three museums in the United States to own the entire set of the Imaginary Portraits.

Picasso: Imaginary Portraits will be on view from July 14 through August 26. This exhibition is included with General Admission.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX

Saturday July 21, 2018 -  Saturday August 25, 2018
     Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America Smithsonian exhibition  
    Contact: Sean Visintainer   956-665-2990   sean.visintainer@utrgv.edu
   

Baseball. Soccer. Hockey. Bowling. Kickball. Surfing. People around the country are drawn to compete in these sports and many others. Still more gather on the sidelines to cheer for their favorite athletes and teams. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns. The University of Texas Rio Grande Library, in cooperation with the Texas State Historical Association, will celebrate this connection as it hosts “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program. “Hometown Teams” will be on view July 21st through August 25th.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Library and the surrounding community has been expressly chosen by the Texas State Historical Association to host “Hometown Teams” as part of the Museum on Main Street program—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition will tour seven communities in Texas from March 23rd through December 21st.  A short video about the exhibition can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh810zWrqg8

UTRGV Library is creating additional content and programming as a companion to the Smithsonian travelling exhibition: "Hometown Teams: Football in the Upper Valley," a local exhibition, will be viewable in the UTRGV Library Lobby during building open hours. A digital exhibition "Rio Grande Valley Hometown Teams" can be viewed at http://hometownteamsrgv.omeka.net/.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on July 26th from 6 – 8 pm. At the reception, there will be talks by local baseball historian Rene Torres, and sports journalist and professor Gregory Selber. Light refreshments will be provided, and after the remarks, the exhibition will be open for viewing. Parking in Lots E10 and E28 will be free for the event. Please contact UTRGV Library at 956-665-2726 for more information. A campus map may be viewed at:
https://bit.ly/2NHi540.

Exhibit Location:

University of Texas Rio Grande Library, Edinburg Campus 
ELIBR 2.110
1201 W.  University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

Exhibit Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 8 pm
Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm

For a parking pass, please contact Parking Services at 956.665/2738 or parking@utrgv.edu.

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 6 - 8 P.M.
University Library, ELIBR 2nd Floor
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539

Parking in Lots E10 and E28 will be free for the opening reception.

A campus map may be viewed at:
https://bit.ly/2NHi540 

Click for event link: https://utrgv.libguides.com/SCA/hometown-teams

    Location: UTRGV - Edinburg Campus; University Library; ELIBR Room 2.110; Edinburg, TX

Saturday July 21, 2018 -  Sunday November 25, 2018
     Nancy Moyer: Truth & Rumors  
    Contact: International Museum of Science and Art   956-681-2800   
   
 

The solo exhibit, Truth & Rumors, features fine art jewelry by local artist Nancy Moyer. The body of work represents social commentaries about current perceptions related to the Texas-Mexico Border. More specifically, Moyer’s work portrays actual and assumed activities occurring along the RGV Fence. Moyer illustrates truths and rumors in this unusual format, with images influenced by Brownsville painter Mark Clark, and photographer Lee Brasher.

This exhibit runs through November 25, 2018. An opening reception and artist lecture will occur on July 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the fine art galleries. The exhibit and accompanying events are included in the cost of General Admission and free for IMAS Members.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX

Saturday August 18, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM TECH CONNECT SERIES: Intro to RBDitigal  
    Contact: Claudia Villarreal-Quiroz   956-681-3069   cquiroz@mcallen.net
   

TECH CONNECT SERIES: Intro to RBDitigal

TECH CONNECT is a monthly class series on today's digital technology, tools, and resources.  This month's class covers all you need to know about RBDitigal.  Registration Required. 

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time: 9:30 am-11:00 am in Electronic Classroom A

McAllen Public Library

4001 N 23rd Street

McAllen, Texas 78504

956-681-3000 main number

    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; McAllen, TX
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Seed to Table interactive exhibit ribbon cutting ceremony  
    Contact: IMAS   956-681-2800   
   
The IMAS extends an invitation to the ribbon cutting ceremony for "Seed to Table." Join us for the grand opening of this interactive exhibit, made possible by the generosity of H-E-B Tournament of Champions. Museum admission is free from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
 
    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX

Sunday August 19, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Speaker Series (en Español): The Gutierrez-Magee Expedition 1812-1841  
    Contact: Museum of South Texas History   956-383-6911   
   

Sunday Speaker Series (en Español): The Gutierrez-Magee Expedition 1812-1841

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Note: This presentation will be in Spanish.

Returning for another special Sunday Speaker Series presentation is Jesus Correa, a local historian from Starr County.

Early in August 1812, Bernando Gutiérrez de Lara, a representative from the San Antonio area seeking to free Mexico from Spain’s control, and Lt. August Magee, who was stationed in Fort Jessup in Louisiana, led an expedition into Texas. This expedition included easy captures of towns such as Nacogdoches but, also, unforeseen defeats and executions. Learn more about this expedition that also included the Battle of Medina in 1813.

Correa’s works have been previously published in the “History of Ciudad Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas” (2002), “A History of Christopher Columbus” (2005) and “The History of Roma, Texas” (2009). Currently, copies of his book, “The Stories of Starr County,” are available for purchase at The Museum Store.

Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.

This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.

    Location: Museum of South Texas History; 200 N Closner Blvd; Edinburg, TX

Monday August 20, 2018
   6:00 PM Master Naturalist meeting to feature Texas Tales by W.F. Strong  
    Contact: South Texas Border Texas Master Naturalists     
   

Want to hear a few good stories about Texas? Some of them, perhaps very nearly true?

The next South Texas Border Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist gathering will welcome local UTRGV Brownsville professor W.F. Strong, author of the recently published book entitled, “Stories from Texas: Some of them are True” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at St. George Orthodox Church Hall, 704 W. Sam Houston Ave. in Pharr.

The free presentation is open to the public and entitled, “Stories for Old South Texas: Mostly True.”

Arrive at 6 p.m. and meet some of our local Texas Master Naturalist members, who likely have some stories of their own to share.

The general meeting will follow.

All are welcome to come, settle in, and hear some real live Texan tales.

Many have heard W. F. Strong’s stories and interviews on our local NPR radio station and in a recent television interview by Rick Diaz on “Con mi Gente.” You might call Strong a student of all things Texas. A native of nearby Falfurrias, in 2010, Strong began sharing his “Stories from Texas” vignettes on NPR stations, most recently on the Texas Standard’s network of 30 stations.

For this book celebrating his home state, Strong has collected 75 of his broadcasts. You’ll hear his inimitably Texan voice in your mind’s ear as he weaves stories on subjects ranging from how to talk Texan to Texas bards and troubadours; from tall Texas tales to Lone Star icons like Charles Goodnight, Tom Landry and Blue Bell ice cream; from legends and heroes of the past to some heartfelt memories of his own. Books will be available both before and after the presentation, for sale and may be autographed by the author.

Strong is a professor of Communication and Culture and a Fulbright Scholar at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He also writes, occasionally, for Texas Highways Magazine.

To learn more about the local South Texas Border Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist, visit the website at stbctmn.org.

 

    Location: St. George Orthodox Church Hall; 704 W Sam Houston Ave; Pharr, TX

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM H.O.P.E. Helping Other People Emotionally  
    Contact: Elva D Villarreal   956-207-2895   elvavi382@gmail.com
   

H.O.P.E., sponsored by non-profit 501(c)3 Project Insight www.project-insight.net is a support group formed for cancer patients and their families, providing a supportive environment for anyone affected by any illness, either personally or as a caregiver. Experience Creative Journal Expressive Arts (CJEA) methods www.luciac.com and learn ways that you can deal with any emotional or physical burden. We offer you HOPE every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the McAllen Public Library, 4011 N. 23rd, McAllen, TX 78501, in Conference Room B. For more information, contact Elva Villarreal at (956) 207-2895 or elvavi382@gmail.com.

    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; McAllen, TX

Thursday August 23, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  2:45 PM Small Acreage Horticulture Conference  
    Contact: Elena Almendarez   956-383-1026   ealmendarez@ag.tamu.edu
   

Please join us for the SMALL ACREAGE HORTICULTURE CONFERENCE on Thursday, August 23rd, 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 2415 U.S. Business Hwy 83 in Weslaco, Texas.  

We have a great lineup of professionals who will discuss: Grafted Tomato Research, Vegetable Market Outlook, Pest Management, Food Safety for Direct Sales, Marketing by Taste- Food Demonstration, and Vegetable Initiative Research.

The program fee is $15.00 and includes lunch - Payments must be made in advance.  Please make check payable to:  Deep South Texas Master Gardener Association and mail to 410 N. 13th Avenue, Edinburg, TX  78541, Attn:  Horticulture Conference; OR, pay in person at this same Edinburg location.  If paying with cash, please bring exact amount.  We are not equipped to accept credit or debit cards.  Lunch options are turkey or ham sandwich, or veggie wrap.


Call the Extension office in Edinburg at 956/383-1026 if you have any questions.

Elena Almendarez
Administrative Assistant II
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Hidalgo County
956/383-1026

ealmendarez@ag.tamu.edu

    Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service headquarters; 2415 U.S. Business 83; Weslaco, TX
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Exercise in Empathy & Objects of Presence poetry writing workshop  
    Contact: Raul Martinez   956-383-6246   
   

Poetry Writing Workshop and Open Mic at the Edinburg Library

The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library invites the public to Exercise in Empathy & Objects of Presence, a poetry writing workshop and open mic event that will be conducted by Poet Laureate Edward Vidaurre free of charge to the community.

Poetry writing allows a writer great freedom; however, it also demands mastery of form, structure, and the ability to manipulate both to succeed. “This may sound like a daunting task, but not to worry, the writing workshop has been designed to teach the basics in a simple, concise fashion and make it fun for those in attendance to learn the craft of poetry writing” says Edward. 

The writing workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to write their own poem, get feedback and perfect it before the open mic portion of the event. The writing workshop will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Participants will then have the opportunity to read their polished poem during the open mic event scheduled from 6-8 p.m. that same evening. The open mic event will be open to all poets interested in sharing their poetry.

For more information on this event and to sign up for the workshop, call the library and ask for Raul Martinez at 956-383-6246 or visit us at 1906 South Closner Boulevard in front of the historic Echo Hotel.

    Location: Dustin N. Sekula Memorial Library; 1906 S Closner; Edinburg, TX
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Nature Journaling at Quinta Mazatlan  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   (956) 681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   
 
Have you ever wanted to feel more connected to nature? Our new program Nature Journaling will certainly help you with that! Starting Thursday, June 14 at 630 pm, feel the wonders of nature as you quietly meditate and reflect while drawing and writing about what you see around you. Situated in the serene setting of Ebony Grove, Quinta Mazatlan is the perfect place to get you started on your nature journaling adventure. Please bring paper, a pencil and an open mind. We will learn drawing techniques, writing methods and a few scientific things too!
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Thursday Family Explorations: Gladys Porter Zoo Reptiles come to Quinta Mazatlán  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   
Gladys Porter Zoo Reptiles come to Quinta Mazatlán
 
Join us on Thursday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. for a reptile show presented by Jaime Zepeda from the Gladys Porter Zoo. The Gladys Porter Zoo focuses on conservation, education, recreation and also serves as a wildlife rehabilitation center. Jaime will present several species of reptiles, turtles, snakes and even an alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) at Quinta Mazatlán! The audience will be able to view and experience these animals up close and learn what makes them so unique and important.
 
Family Summer Nights take place Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and are proudly sponsored by Freels Orthodontics. The park admission is $3 per person!
 
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday August 24, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday August 25, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Spectacular Saturdays at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center  
    Contact: Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center   956-381-9922   
   

Spectacular Saturdays at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center

On the last Saturday of the month, EWBC will open its doors for FREE to the general public. Perhaps you have been on our grounds but not inside the center. Come on in and see what great opportunities and nature adventures await your discovery! Throughout the day, there will be activities, short games, and scheduled nature hikes. Binoculars are available free of charge. Free entry does not include fee for concurring programs and activities.

Dates: Saturdays: April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25

Time: Center - 8 am to 5 pm; Grounds - 7 am - 6:00 pm

Fee: FREE ALL DAY

    Location: Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center; 714 S Raul Longoria Rd; Edinburg, TX
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Raised Garden Bed, Drip Irrigation & Compost Workshop  
    Contact: South Texas Master Gardeners   956-383-1026   
   

Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to build an 8’x4′ raised garden bed, fill it with soil, and install drip irrigation.  Compost program to follow demonstration.

Program is FREE!  Drip Irrigation Kit is optional.

Class size is limited. 

Registration is now done online at https://hidalgo.agrilife.org/horticulture/upcoming-horticulture-events/

    Location: South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden; 509 E Earling Rd; San Juan, TX
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Semi-Annual Job Fair 2018  
    Contact: Claudia Villarreal-Quiroz   956-681-3069   cquiroz@mcallen.net
   

Semi-Annual Job Fair 2018

 

McAllen Public Library with Workforce Solutions invite you to our Semi-Annual Job Fair.  Connect and network with organizations offering employment opportunities.  

 

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018 

Time:  10:00 am- 2:00 pm  Meeting Rooms

McAllen Public Library, 4001 N 23rd Street, McAllen, Texas 78504

956-681-3000 main number

    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; McAllen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Sports Card & Comics Show  
    Contact:    956-383-6245   
   

Back By Popular Demand! Sports Card & Comics Show

The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library is hosting its annual Sports Card & Comics Show featuring some of the most sought after memorabilia. Top collectors and dealers from all over the Valley will showcase sports cards, comics, collectors’ edition superhero toys and much more.

Whether you are an avid collector or just looking to pick up a new hobby, this show is for you. The public is encouraged to ask questions as the dealers are very knowledgeable about the trade and are willing to share their knowledge.  

The free show is for everyone to enjoy the thrill of buying, selling, collecting, trading, and investing.  It will take place at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library Friends Meeting Room (1906 S. Closner Boulevard across from the Historic Echo Hotel) on Saturday, August 25. The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, participants are encouraged to checkout our extensive library sports and comics resources. And don’t forget to visit the Books & Bytes Café featuring a wide range of flavored coffees, delicious pastries, salads, sandwiches, and mouth-watering desserts at very affordable prices.  

    Location: Dustin N. Sekula Memorial Library; 1906 S Closner; Edinburg, TX
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM From the Vaults of Market Square  
    Contact: Historic Brownsville Museum   956-548-1313   
   
From the Vaults of Market Square
 
When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 2 to 4 pm
 
    Vezzetti Room
 
                             
Cost: Free and open to the public 
Register today by calling: 956-548-1313
 
The vaults of Market Square house fine art, historical costumes, furniture, sculptures, and numerous documents. Join BHA for this exclusive viewing of select pieces from the BHA vaults.
    Location: Brownsville Heritage Complex; 1325 E. Washington; Brownsville, TX
   7:00 PM  -  10:30 PM Blues on the Hill  
    Contact: Blues on the Hill     
   
Enjoy some Blues under the stars at Blues on the Hill. Headlining the performance is Whiskey D. 
 
If you need assistance on parking, call (956) 622-5053, (956) 667-7979 or (956) 202-7884.
 
ADA parking can be accessed at the McKelvey Park entrance at 1325 S 77 Sunshine Strip. It will be the parking lot at McKelvey.
 
Alll other parking will be located at the bottom of the park that can be acessed from Tyler or S. Commerce.
 
Free Admission.
    Location: McKelvey Park; 1325 S 77 Sunshine Strip; Harlingen, TX

Wednesday August 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM H.O.P.E. Helping Other People Emotionally  
    Contact: Elva D Villarreal   956-207-2895   elvavi382@gmail.com
   

H.O.P.E., sponsored by non-profit 501(c)3 Project Insight www.project-insight.net is a support group formed for cancer patients and their families, providing a supportive environment for anyone affected by any illness, either personally or as a caregiver. Experience Creative Journal Expressive Arts (CJEA) methods www.luciac.com and learn ways that you can deal with any emotional or physical burden. We offer you HOPE every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the McAllen Public Library, 4011 N. 23rd, McAllen, TX 78501, in Conference Room B. For more information, contact Elva Villarreal at (956) 207-2895 or elvavi382@gmail.com.

    Location: McAllen Public Library; 23rd & Nolana; McAllen, TX

Thursday August 30, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Nature Journaling at Quinta Mazatlan  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   (956) 681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   
 
Have you ever wanted to feel more connected to nature? Our new program Nature Journaling will certainly help you with that! Starting Thursday, June 14 at 630 pm, feel the wonders of nature as you quietly meditate and reflect while drawing and writing about what you see around you. Situated in the serene setting of Ebony Grove, Quinta Mazatlan is the perfect place to get you started on your nature journaling adventure. Please bring paper, a pencil and an open mind. We will learn drawing techniques, writing methods and a few scientific things too!
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Thursday Family Explorations: Youth Photo Contest Awards Ceremony  
    Contact: Colleen Hook   956-681-3370   chook@mcallen.net
   
 

 
Join us at Quinta Mazatlan, on August 30th at 7 pm, for a FREE special awards ceremony featuring contest photography, refreshments, a special exhibit, and a photographer to capture the stars of the event - our Valley children! This is our final Thursday Family Exploration for 2018, so make sure not to miss it!  
 
Call (956) 681-3370 or visit QuintaMazatlan.com for more information.
 
    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday August 31, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday September 1, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Living History  
    Contact: Daniel Ibarra   956-541-2785   daniel_ibarra@nps.gov
   

Enjoy a unique learning experience. Chat with living historians and listen to stories about the battle of Palo Alto and the U.S.-Mexican War. Programs include live musket and artillery demonstrations. Weapons demonstrations are dependent upon weather. Call 956-541-2785 ext. 333 for more info.

Palo Alto Battlefield NHP
7200 Paredes Line Road
Brownsville         TX           78520

    Location: Palo Alto Battlefield NHP; 7200 Paredes Line Rd; Brownsville, TX

Sunday September 2, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sunday Speaker Series: Texas or Territory?  
    Contact: Museum of South Texas History   956-383-6911   
   

Sunday Speaker Series: Texas or Territory?

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In the year 1850, separatists in Brownsville tried to rally support for the creation of the Territory of the Rio Grande, separate from the state of Texas. What would the people of the region choose: become a separate territory or stay a part of Texas? Learn more about this controversial issue during the Sunday Speaker Series presentation, “Texas or Territory? The 1850 Brownsville Separatist Movement,” featuring Joseph Fox.

With the Rio Grande recognized as the border between Mexico and the United States, by the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, the town of Brownsville was established opposite of Matamoros and quickly grew into the largest city on the north side of the river. In the midst of this boom, the 1850 Brownsville Separatists tried to rally support for the creation of a “Territory of the Rio Grande” separate from the state of Texas. This question embroiled the region in national conflicts between the Democrats and Whigs, as well as giving birth to the factions such as the Reds and the Blues that dominated early Brownsville politics.

Fox, who earned a master’s degree in history from Texas State University, is the associate education officer at the Museum of South Texas History. His areas of research include borderland and Texas music history. He has written articles for the Handbook of Texas History and a historical marker for the Texas Historical Commission.

Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.

This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.

    Location: Museum of South Texas History; 200 N Closner Blvd; Edinburg, TX

Tuesday September 4, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creeks and River Exhibition by Jesus Toro Martinez  
    Contact: Alejandro Macias   956-882-7097   alejandro.macias@utrgv.edu
   

The Rusteberg Gallery's (UTRGV Brownsville) first exhibition of the Fall 2018 semester will feature the work of San Antonio based artist, Jesus Toro Martinez. The exhibition will include a variety of two-dimensional works.

"Creeks and Rivers" opens Tuesday, September 4 at 6:00 pm. The exhibition will run until Friday, September 28. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Free to the public.

Address: 65 Gorgas Dr, Brownsville, TX 78520

About the Artist & his work:

For several years Jesus Toro Martinez has been working on a body of work to bring attention to our community’s rivers and creeks ... to preserved them and not see them become areas for illegal dumping or havens for collecting trash. San Pedro Creek borders the Lone Star Art District, where he has a working art studio and artist incubation space. After a good rain, he goes to the banks of the creek and see what the waters bring downstream. From this, I’ve created the Creek & Rivers series of paintings using a wide range of raw materials like tar, aluminum, gold leaf, copper and diferente dry pigments. 

Jesus Toro Martinez is a Texan by birth he has experience the South Texas Mexican Border area by working along the wetlands through his work and now bringing his painting exhibit to UTRGV Brownsville. Toro’s work can been seen in numerous public & private art collections across the country and internationally.

    Location: UGTRGV - Brownsville; Rusteberg Art Gallery; One West University Blvd; Brownsville, TX

Wednesday September 5, 2018
     South Texas International Film Festival (STXIFF)  
    Contact:    956-383-6246   
   

The South Texas International Film Festival (STXIFF) is back and invites you to explore the imagination of filmmakers from around the world. As expected, this year’s event will be more spectacular than ever.

To celebrate the visual arts, the City of Edinburg established the festival as a platform for artistic individuals to showcase their talent and express creativity. Since it’s inception, this event became synonymous with cinematic appreciation. With support from the City of Edinburg, the Edinburg EDC, the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library, its Board of Directors and all sponsors, STXIFF has surpassed all expectations and established itself as a leading film festival in South Texas.

This year, the lineup for the 4th annual festival has been revealed and it includes 51 motion pictures  written, directed and produced by independent filmmakers. After receiving many submissions, semi-finalists were selected by the Film Selection Committee and voted on by Industry Professional Judges. All genres and styles where accepted in the form of short and feature films. Finalists will be recognized and celebrated at the Awards Ceremony held during the final night of the Film Festival.

One main objective of STXIFF is to offer a look into the many stages of cinematic development and production. To accomplish this, a variety of industry related workshops and events are offered. Besides the customary filmmaker panel discussions, workshops in: acting, screenwriting, cinematography and special effects makeup have been previously presented. The festival also offers “The Pitch”, a competition where screenwriters pitch their projects to a jury of film producers for a chance to win a prize.

As the lights dim and the title sequence roll, you will submerge into the minds of visual storytellers. You will wander through each scene that was carefully crafted through lighting, costumes, set designs, and camera techniques purposely set to create a new world. Like famed director, Stanley Kubrick once said, “If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed.”

If you are an established professional, an aspiring filmmaker or a movie aficionado, you don’t want to miss this. Mark your calendar for STXIFF 2018, September 5-8. See you at the festival! For more information, please call the Sekula Memorial Library at 956-383-6246 or visit www.stxff.us for more detail information about films and their schedule.

    Location: Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance; 118 Paseo del Prado Dr; Edinburg, TX

Thursday September 6, 2018
     South Texas International Film Festival (STXIFF)  
    Contact:    956-383-6246   
   

The South Texas International Film Festival (STXIFF) is back and invites you to explore the imagination of filmmakers from around the world. As expected, this year’s event will be more spectacular than ever.

To celebrate the visual arts, the City of Edinburg established the festival as a platform for artistic individuals to showcase their talent and express creativity. Since it’s inception, this event became synonymous with cinematic appreciation. With support from the City of Edinburg, the Edinburg EDC, the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library, its Board of Directors and all sponsors, STXIFF has surpassed all expectations and established itself as a leading film festival in South Texas.

This year, the lineup for the 4th annual festival has been revealed and it includes 51 motion pictures  written, directed and produced by independent filmmakers. After receiving many submissions, semi-finalists were selected by the Film Selection Committee and voted on by Industry Professional Judges. All genres and styles where accepted in the form of short and feature films. Finalists will be recognized and celebrated at the Awards Ceremony held during the final night of the Film Festival.

One main objective of STXIFF is to offer a look into the many stages of cinematic development and production. To accomplish this, a variety of industry related workshops and events are offered. Besides the customary filmmaker panel discussions, workshops in: acting, screenwriting, cinematography and special effects makeup have been previously presented. The festival also offers “The Pitch”, a competition where screenwriters pitch their projects to a jury of film producers for a chance to win a prize.

As the lights dim and the title sequence roll, you will submerge into the minds of visual storytellers. You will wander through each scene that was carefully crafted through lighting, costumes, set designs, and camera techniques purposely set to create a new world. Like famed director, Stanley Kubrick once said, “If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed.”

If you are an established professional, an aspiring filmmaker or a movie aficionado, you don’t want to miss this. Mark your calendar for STXIFF 2018, September 5-8. See you at the festival! For more information, please call the Sekula Memorial Library at 956-383-6246 or visit www.stxff.us for more detail information about films and their schedule.

    Location: Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance; 118 Paseo del Prado Dr; Edinburg, TX

Friday September 7, 2018
     South Texas International Film Festival (STXIFF)  
    Contact:    956-383-6246   
   

The South Texas International Film Festival (STXIFF) is back and invites you to explore the imagination of filmmakers from around the world. As expected, this year’s event will be more spectacular than ever.

To celebrate the visual arts, the City of Edinburg established the festival as a platform for artistic individuals to showcase their talent and express creativity. Since it’s inception, this event became synonymous with cinematic appreciation. With support from the City of Edinburg, the Edinburg EDC, the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library, its Board of Directors and all sponsors, STXIFF has surpassed all expectations and established itself as a leading film festival in South Texas.

This year, the lineup for the 4th annual festival has been revealed and it includes 51 motion pictures  written, directed and produced by independent filmmakers. After receiving many submissions, semi-finalists were selected by the Film Selection Committee and voted on by Industry Professional Judges. All genres and styles where accepted in the form of short and feature films. Finalists will be recognized and celebrated at the Awards Ceremony held during the final night of the Film Festival.

One main objective of STXIFF is to offer a look into the many stages of cinematic development and production. To accomplish this, a variety of industry related workshops and events are offered. Besides the customary filmmaker panel discussions, workshops in: acting, screenwriting, cinematography and special effects makeup have been previously presented. The festival also offers “The Pitch”, a competition where screenwriters pitch their projects to a jury of film producers for a chance to win a prize.

As the lights dim and the title sequence roll, you will submerge into the minds of visual storytellers. You will wander through each scene that was carefully crafted through lighting, costumes, set designs, and camera techniques purposely set to create a new world. Like famed director, Stanley Kubrick once said, “If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed.”

If you are an established professional, an aspiring filmmaker or a movie aficionado, you don’t want to miss this. Mark your calendar for STXIFF 2018, September 5-8. See you at the festival! For more information, please call the Sekula Memorial Library at 956-383-6246 or visit www.stxff.us for more detail information about films and their schedule.

    Location: Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance; 118 Paseo del Prado Dr; Edinburg, TX
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Art Walk @the Incubator  
    Contact: Laura Robles   956-687-2787   lrobles@visitmcallen.com
   

Every first Friday of the months between September thru May, the city of McAllen comes alive with the vibrant, passionate culture of its residents in an event known as the “Art Walk.” McAllen’s Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour through the art studios and galleries located in the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. The goal of Art Walk is to promote the awareness and appreciation of fine art and McAllen’s creative talent. 

The McAllen Creative Incubator is proud of our local artists, and always looks forward to participating in Art Walk. Visitors are welcome to visit the Incubator tenants and enjoy the exhibitions on display. This is a free, family friendly event, so come out and enjoy the Arts in McAllen!

    Location: McAllen Creative Incubator; 601 N Main St; McAllen, TX

Saturday September 8, 2018
     South Texas International Film Festival (STXIFF)  
    Contact:    956-383-6246   
   

The South Texas International Film Festival (STXIFF) is back and invites you to explore the imagination of filmmakers from around the world. As expected, this year’s event will be more spectacular than ever.

To celebrate the visual arts, the City of Edinburg established the festival as a platform for artistic individuals to showcase their talent and express creativity. Since it’s inception, this event became synonymous with cinematic appreciation. With support from the City of Edinburg, the Edinburg EDC, the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library, its Board of Directors and all sponsors, STXIFF has surpassed all expectations and established itself as a leading film festival in South Texas.

This year, the lineup for the 4th annual festival has been revealed and it includes 51 motion pictures  written, directed and produced by independent filmmakers. After receiving many submissions, semi-finalists were selected by the Film Selection Committee and voted on by Industry Professional Judges. All genres and styles where accepted in the form of short and feature films. Finalists will be recognized and celebrated at the Awards Ceremony held during the final night of the Film Festival.

One main objective of STXIFF is to offer a look into the many stages of cinematic development and production. To accomplish this, a variety of industry related workshops and events are offered. Besides the customary filmmaker panel discussions, workshops in: acting, screenwriting, cinematography and special effects makeup have been previously presented. The festival also offers “The Pitch”, a competition where screenwriters pitch their projects to a jury of film producers for a chance to win a prize.

As the lights dim and the title sequence roll, you will submerge into the minds of visual storytellers. You will wander through each scene that was carefully crafted through lighting, costumes, set designs, and camera techniques purposely set to create a new world. Like famed director, Stanley Kubrick once said, “If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed.”

If you are an established professional, an aspiring filmmaker or a movie aficionado, you don’t want to miss this. Mark your calendar for STXIFF 2018, September 5-8. See you at the festival! For more information, please call the Sekula Memorial Library at 956-383-6246 or visit www.stxff.us for more detail information about films and their schedule.

    Location: Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance; 118 Paseo del Prado Dr; Edinburg, TX
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Fall Vegetable Gardening Workshop  
    Contact: South Texas Master Gardeners   956-383-1026   
   

Master Gardener volunteers will discuss the basics of Fall vegetable gardening:  Site selection, different soils, best Fall vegetable varieties, drip irrigation, pests and plant diseases, plus seed collecting & saving for next season.

Program is FREE!  Class size is limited.

Registration is now done online at https://hidalgo.agrilife.org/horticulture/upcoming-horticulture-events/

    Location: South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden; 509 E Earling Rd; San Juan, TX

Thursday September 13, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Talk Like a Texan  
    Contact: Museum of South Texas History   956-383-6911   MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Contraband and Corridos
   

MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Talk Like a Texan

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MOSTHistory Happy Hour is a two-hour event that welcomes young professional, history enthusiasts and the young at heart to engage in the museum’s exhibits and its presentation of local history with craft beer tasting. Each event highlights a different historical theme from Ice Age to contemporary such as lucha libre and contraband.

During this happy hour event, you and guests will hear the Texan lingo from W.F. Strong, a professor, writer and famous podcast host for “Stories from Texas.” According to his website, “[y]ou’ll hear his inimitably Texan voice in your mind’s ear as he weaves stories on subjects ranging from how to talk Texan to Texas bards and troubadours; from tall Texas tales to Lone Star icons like Charles Goodnight, Tom Landry and Blue Bell ice cream; from legends and heroes of the past to some heartfelt memories of his own.” His short presentation will leave you feeling nostalgic and laughing like a Texan. Copies of his book will be available for purchase at The Museum Store.

Sample beers provided L&F Distributors. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Beverages will be served by Happy Hour FRIENDs, the Landmark Lounge and Ignite Loung. MOSTHistory Happy Hour guests can keep their wristbands from the event and present at either the Landmark Lounge or Ignite Lounge to receive 20% off that same night.

Admission is $15 for the general community and $10 for FRIENDS of MOSTHistory. If you are interested in becoming a FRIEND of MOSTHistory, please contact Cedar Risica, the assistant development officer, at 956-383-6911 or send an e-mail to crisica@mosthistory.org. This special event is for individuals 21 and over.

    Location: Museum of South Texas History; 200 N Closner Blvd; Edinburg, TX

Friday September 14, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   6:30 PM 'Mexican Independence Day Celebration' in partnership with the Consul's office  
    Contact:    956-548-1313   
   

"Mexican Independence Day Celebration" in partnership with the Consul's office

Friday, Sep 14th 6:30pm
TSC Arts Center, 90 Taylor Avenue, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA map 

For more information call: 956-548-1313

Come celebrate with us the 208th Anniversary of Independence of Mexico, with folkloric dances, live music, and the traditional civic ceremony conducted by Juan Carlos Cue Vega, Consul of Mexico at Brownsville.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; 90 Taylor Ave; Brownsville, TX

Saturday September 15, 2018
     IMAS to honor Carlos Melguizo and Saul Sanchez at Collage Annual Gala  
    Contact: IMAS   956-681-2800   
   

IMAS to honor Carlos Melguizo and Saul Sanchez at Collage Annual Gala

In continuation of the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) Legacy Project which acknowledges outstanding philanthropic leaders in the community who have given generously to the museum, the Board of Trustees is pleased to announce they will be honoring Mr. Carlos Melguizo and Mr. Saul Sanchez at this year’s Collage Annual Gala. This year, Collage is scheduled for Saturday, September, 15, 2018.

Serena Pandos, IMAS President and Executive Director states, “We are all very happy to have the opportunity to honor Carlos Melguizo and Saul Sanchez for their abundant contributions to the museum, and other community causes here in the Rio Grande Valley. Over the past decade they have both given so much of their time, talent and treasure toward significantly expanding the museum’s fundraising capabilities. Together, with Carlos Melguizo serving on the IMAS Board of Trustees for six consecutive years, he and Saul Sanchez have continued to make Collage a cultural experience and destination in itself! This year’s Annual Collage Gala will be complete with fine dining, entertainment, auctions and exhibits for everyone to enjoy. The funds raised through Collage help the museum fulfill its mission by offsetting costs associated with presenting a wide range of revolving art and science exhibits. These exhibits, in turn, help the museum develop cultural events and educational programs that support our region’s educational, cultural, and economic development.”

Jeri Clark, IMAS Board of Trustees Chairwoman states, “We’re thrilled to honor Carlos Melguizo and Saul Sanchez at Collage, for all they do for the museum and our entire community. At its core, the museum is an educational institution. We engage, inform, teach, educate and inspire members of our community with exhibits, lectures, presentations, and instruction in both art and science regardless of age, language barriers or economic status. Funds raised through Collage last year enabled the IMAS the opportunity to engage nearly seventy thousand visitors of which approximately thirty thousand are children. This past year the IMAS provided children from over thirty-seven regional school districts with guided tours aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills objectives. We believe the museum experience helps promote a love for life-long learning and academic success, and that’s one of the reasons why we are all so committed to serving the community through the IMAS.”

The IMAS Collage Committee, led by Collage Co-Chairs and Board of Trustee members Hector Guerra and Juan Garcia, includes Beth Brown, IMAS Secretary; Lesley Chavez, Jeri Clark; IMAS Chairwoman, Julia Collins, Denise Garcia, Dr. Katherine McAllen, Laura Warren Ogletree, IMAS Past Chairwoman; Ernesto Sepulveda, IMAS Treasurer, and Eryn Reddell Wingert, IMAS Vice-Chairwoman. 

Tickets are on sale now. 
For more information call 956-681-2800.
    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday September 21, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM September Historical Happy Hour: Lotería  
    Contact: Historic Brownsville Museum   956-548-1313   
   

September Historical Happy Hour: Lotería

Friday, Sep 21st 5:00pm - 7:00pm
 
Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E Madison St, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA map 

Cost: Free for BHA members, $5 if you RSVP and pay before the event, $10 at the door. Sorry no refunds.

For more information call: 956-548-1313

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, this month’s theme will be loteríaLotería is a game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers on ping pong balls. Be sure to check our Facebook event page for this month's featured beers. Attendees must be 21 years & older. Thank you L&F Distributors for making this program possible!

    Location: Historic Brownsville Museum; 641 E Madison St; Brownsville, TX

Saturday September 22, 2018
     Fiesta de Palmas (formerly called PalmFest 2006-2017)  
    Contact: McAllen Convention Center   (956) 681-3800    
   

Fiesta de Palmas is celebrating our cultures! 

Featuring music, food, shopping, entertainment and much more. 

September 22-23, 2018

McAllen’s annual festival, PalmFest, has celebrated the culture of the city since 2006. This year, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate, McAllen is rebranding the event as Fiesta de Palmas to “focus on the regional Mexican and Tejano roots of the area.”

“McAllen is truly an international city and the Fiesta de Palmas celebration is a perfect blend of recognizing the various cultural and historical contributions of all of the original founders of the city,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling in a news release. “Additionally, the partnership with the Mexican Consulate of McAllen will be a great acknowledgement of the cultural, historical, familial, economic, regional, and business ties that McAllen has with Mexico.”

Attendees of Fiesta de Palmas can expect live music, dance performances, diverse international cuisine and cultural activities, according to a news release.

The event is Sept. 22-23 and will take place on the McAllen Convention Center grounds. Admission is free until 5 p.m., and $5 for those 12 and older afterward.

Entertainment on Sept. 23 will include Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte with a special appearance by Christopher Ayala and Ramon Ayala Jr.; La Sonora Arrasadora; and Los Cadetes de Linares de Rosendo Cantu and Estruendo. Also featured will be Uptown Funk, a Bruno Mars tribute band.

New this year will be the Budweiser Texas Bike Fest, kicking off on the evening of Friday, Sept. 21 with a Tacos & Tequila celebration. The next morning, motorcyclists will participate in a ride to Progresso, returning for a Poker Run and other activities and culminating with a rock band that night. The cost to participate in the entire package of bike events is only $25. For more information, visit www.texasbikefest.com.

The McAllen Performing Arts Center will also host the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez, which isn’t included in the festival admission. Tickets will start at $20.

    Location: McAllen Convention Center; 700 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Garden Water Feature Workshop  
    Contact: South Texas Master Gardeners   956-383-1026   
   

Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to construct a small water feature, install the pump and holding tank.  It is a great addition to any garden!

Program is FREE!  Class size is limited.

Registration is now done online at https://hidalgo.agrilife.org/horticulture/upcoming-horticulture-events/

    Location: South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden; 509 E Earling Rd; San Juan, TX

Sunday September 23, 2018
     Fiesta de Palmas (formerly called PalmFest 2006-2017)  
    Contact: McAllen Convention Center   (956) 681-3800    
   

Fiesta de Palmas is celebrating our cultures! 

Featuring music, food, shopping, entertainment and much more. 

September 22-23, 2018

McAllen’s annual festival, PalmFest, has celebrated the culture of the city since 2006. This year, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate, McAllen is rebranding the event as Fiesta de Palmas to “focus on the regional Mexican and Tejano roots of the area.”

“McAllen is truly an international city and the Fiesta de Palmas celebration is a perfect blend of recognizing the various cultural and historical contributions of all of the original founders of the city,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling in a news release. “Additionally, the partnership with the Mexican Consulate of McAllen will be a great acknowledgement of the cultural, historical, familial, economic, regional, and business ties that McAllen has with Mexico.”

Attendees of Fiesta de Palmas can expect live music, dance performances, diverse international cuisine and cultural activities, according to a news release.

The event is Sept. 22-23 and will take place on the McAllen Convention Center grounds. Admission is free until 5 p.m., and $5 for those 12 and older afterward.

Entertainment on Sept. 23 will include Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte with a special appearance by Christopher Ayala and Ramon Ayala Jr.; La Sonora Arrasadora; and Los Cadetes de Linares de Rosendo Cantu and Estruendo. Also featured will be Uptown Funk, a Bruno Mars tribute band.

New this year will be the Budweiser Texas Bike Fest, kicking off on the evening of Friday, Sept. 21 with a Tacos & Tequila celebration. The next morning, motorcyclists will participate in a ride to Progresso, returning for a Poker Run and other activities and culminating with a rock band that night. The cost to participate in the entire package of bike events is only $25. For more information, visit www.texasbikefest.com.

The McAllen Performing Arts Center will also host the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez, which isn’t included in the festival admission. Tickets will start at $20.

    Location: McAllen Convention Center; 700 Convention Center Blvd; McAllen, TX

Thursday September 27, 2018
   5:30 PM Book Signing: Twice Upon A Time Author: Lali Serna Castillo  
    Contact:    956-548-1313   
   

Book Signing: Twice Upon A Time Author: Lali Serna Castillo

Thursday, Sep 27th 5:30pm
Brownsville Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room 

Free and open to the public

For more information call: 956-548-1313

Lali Castillo will discuss her book, Twice Upon a Time. It isa fictional story about a young girl, Ella Galvez, and her struggles with her past. With a little bit of fantasy, Ella, and the readers are taken back in time to Brownsville, Texas, the summer of 1966. A Brownsville that we will never see or experience again, but one that remains engraved in our hearts. Ella’s emotional journey is filled with romance, lighthearted adventures, mystery, and surprises that will touch the heart. Light refreshments will be served.

The book will be available for purchase on the day of the event.

    Location: Brownsville Heritage Complex; 1325 E. Washington; Brownsville, TX

Friday September 28, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday September 29, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday October 5, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Art Walk @the Incubator  
    Contact: Laura Robles   956-687-2787   lrobles@visitmcallen.com
   

Every first Friday of the months between September thru May, the city of McAllen comes alive with the vibrant, passionate culture of its residents in an event known as the “Art Walk.” McAllen’s Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour through the art studios and galleries located in the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. The goal of Art Walk is to promote the awareness and appreciation of fine art and McAllen’s creative talent. 

The McAllen Creative Incubator is proud of our local artists, and always looks forward to participating in Art Walk. Visitors are welcome to visit the Incubator tenants and enjoy the exhibitions on display. This is a free, family friendly event, so come out and enjoy the Arts in McAllen!

    Location: McAllen Creative Incubator; 601 N Main St; McAllen, TX

Saturday October 6, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rio Grande Delta International Archeology Fair  
    Contact: Rolando Garza   956-541-2785   rolando_garza@nps.gov
   

Help us celebrate Texas Archeology Month. Learn about local archeology and preservation. See exhibits by professional and amateur archeologists and local museums. The fair features educational games and activities for visitors of all ages. For more info call 956-541-2785

Palo Alto Battlefield NHP
7200 Paredes Line Road
Brownsville         TX           78520

    Location: Palo Alto Battlefield NHP; 7200 Paredes Line Rd; Brownsville, TX
   6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM ¡Fandango! Annual Fundraiser: Friday Night Lights  
    Contact: Museum of South Texas History   956-383-6911   crisica@mosthistory.org
   

¡Fandango! Friday Night Lights 

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Get ready to shake your pom-poms! The theme for this year’s popular dinner/auction fundraising event celebrates the century-old tradition of competitive high school football in the RGV. So, don your high school colors and plan to join the fun! It’s fans like you that make MOSTHistory a championship museum.

Kicking-off the event with a Touchdown cocktail, fans can also enjoy the Water Bucket Drawings for a chance to win electronic items, dining out opportunities and personal services. New this year is the Quarterback Spin where everyone will score. All playing the Quarterback Spin will not only be able to pull a mystery bottle of wine or whiskey off the field, but can also move on to spin a wheel which might result in a chance to win one of three prizes.

Mobile bidding is back for the season. At the event, fans can use their mobile phones to place a bid on any of the wide array of Table Top auction items (125+) and can keep track of the status of their bids all evening until the Table Top Auction closes and the Live Auction begins. For those who would prefer it, there will be bidding stations and people to assist you with your bidding. The online auction catalogue can be found for review at https://one.bidpal.net/fandango2018. For those who cannot attend, you can still register and bid online wherever you are!

Like a quarterback, ¡Fandango! Chairman Juancarlo Rendon is leading his ¡Fandango! team to victory on Oct. 6 to meet a vital fundraising goal and a social one, too. Not only is this event an occasion for the community to come together to enjoy a festive evening, but it is also an occasion to be generous and raise funds to support the preservation and education programs offered to the people of South Texas.  This event would not be possible if it were not for those who participate in one or more ways from table hosts, to ticket buyers of all types, to bidders and to those community-minded business owners and individuals who donate items for auction and prizes. Go, team, go!

Reserved Table Reservation Form (click to download the form) for ten are going fast. There are two levels of hosted tables, Premium ($2,500) & Standard ($1,500). A limited number of individual reservations are available for $150 per person.  All reservations must be made no later than Sep. 29 by calling Cedar Risica, 383-6911 or by email, crisica@mosthistory.org.


For those wishing to make a contribution (monetary donation or goods), please fill out the 2018 Acquisition Form and either mail to 200 N. Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Texas; e-mail Cedar Risica at crisica@mosthistory.org; or fax at 956-381-8518. For more information, please contact the museum 956-383-6911.

    Location: Museum of South Texas History; 200 N Closner Blvd; Edinburg, TX

Friday October 12, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday October 13, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Container Gardening Workshop  
    Contact: South Texas Master Gardeners   956-383-1026   
   

Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to construct a small water feature, install the pump and holding tank.  It is a great addition to any garden!

Program is FREE!  Class size is limited.

Registration is now done online at https://hidalgo.agrilife.org/horticulture/upcoming-horticulture-events/

    Location: South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden; 509 E Earling Rd; San Juan, TX
   7:00 PM Ashu, saxophone  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Ashu, saxophone

October 13th, 2018

Ashu, saxophone

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Ashu, age 26, was born and raised in California and began playing the saxophone at age 10. After just a few years, he began entering competitions and found himself receiving a wide range of opportunities, including his recital debut, which took place at Carnegie Hall. Since then, solo performances have taken him throughout the world. Over the past two seasons, Ashu’s concerto appearances included major halls throughout Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Finland, New Zealand, Singapore, France, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Poland, Austria, Portugal, Norway, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Canada, and the USA.

For questions, call (956) 665-3881.

    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX

Tuesday October 16, 2018
   7:00 PM Yury Martynov, piano  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Yury Martynov, piano

October 16th, 2018

Yury Martynov, piano

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Yury Martynov is one of the most interesting and versatile Russian musicians of his generation. His performance combines the best traditions of the Russian piano school and the Western-European keyboard school with his unique personality. There are very few performers in the world who master such a variety of instruments in so many styles. Yury Martynov performed the Russian premier of Bach’s entire “Well Tempered Clavier” on Clavichord and was the first to perform a number of solo and chamber works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classicism eras on period instruments.

For questions, call (956) 882-7025.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; 90 Taylor Ave; Brownsville, TX

Friday October 19, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday October 20, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday October 26, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday October 27, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday November 2, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM Russian String Orchestra  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Russian String Orchestra

November 2nd, 2018

Russian String Orchestra

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Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprised of some of Russia’s finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. Whether it is the highly-acclaimed CDs or its mesmerizing concerts, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin’s warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played. About half of nearly 2,000 concerts the orchestra has performed to date have taken place in Moscow, the rest were played on tours in 25 countries in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. The orchestra’s discography of over 30 CDs has received widespread international acclaim, such as the Diapason d’Or award in France, Critics Choice in London’s Gramophone, Critics Choice in The New York Times, and Record of the Year award in Hong Kong.

For questions, call (956) 882-7025.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; 90 Taylor Ave; Brownsville, TX
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Art Walk @the Incubator  
    Contact: Laura Robles   956-687-2787   lrobles@visitmcallen.com
   

Every first Friday of the months between September thru May, the city of McAllen comes alive with the vibrant, passionate culture of its residents in an event known as the “Art Walk.” McAllen’s Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour through the art studios and galleries located in the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. The goal of Art Walk is to promote the awareness and appreciation of fine art and McAllen’s creative talent. 

The McAllen Creative Incubator is proud of our local artists, and always looks forward to participating in Art Walk. Visitors are welcome to visit the Incubator tenants and enjoy the exhibitions on display. This is a free, family friendly event, so come out and enjoy the Arts in McAllen!

    Location: McAllen Creative Incubator; 601 N Main St; McAllen, TX

Saturday November 3, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Monday November 5, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Scouts Workshop 2017-2018: Webelos-Art Explosion  
    Contact: Debby Almaraz   956-682-0123   dalmaraz@theimasonline.org
   

Become an artist as you experiment with different art media and techniques. Create your own self-portraits, en plein air painting, and a recycled object-sculpture utilizing basic art and design principles. This workshop meets badge requirements 1-3.

    Location: International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS); 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM Andrew Zohn, guitar  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Andrew Zohn, guitar

November 5th, 2018

Andrew Zohn, guitar

TICKETS

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American guitarist Andrew Zohn is recognized internationally for his work as a performer, instructor, and composer. He has performed concerts on five continents as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to extensive touring throughout the United States, recent performances include venues in China, Argentina, Italy, Egypt, Malaysia, Germany, and the Netherlands. Since 1999, Dr. Zohn has served on the faculty of the Schwob School of Music (Columbus State University) in Georgia.

For questions, call (956) 882-7025.

    Location: TSC Arts Center; 90 Taylor Ave; Brownsville, TX

Tuesday November 6, 2018
   7:00 PM Andrew Zohn, guitar  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Andrew Zohn, guitar

November 6th, 2018

Andrew Zohn, guitar

TICKETS

Showtimes

American guitarist Andrew Zohn is recognized internationally for his work as a performer, instructor, and composer. He has performed concerts on five continents as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to extensive touring throughout the United States, recent performances include venues in China, Argentina, Italy, Egypt, Malaysia, Germany, and the Netherlands. Since 1999, Dr. Zohn has served on the faculty of the Schwob School of Music (Columbus State University) in Georgia.

For questions, call (956) 665-3881.

    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   7:00 PM Gabriel Royal, singer, songwriter, and cellist  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   (956) 665-3881   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Gabriel Royal, singer, songwriter, and cellist

November 7th, 2018

Gabriel Royal, singer, songwriter, and cellist

TICKETS

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Gabriel Royal, certified visual art teacher began writing music with friends before touring alongside Johnny Polygon, which would launch his career in easy listening modern chamber pop. Gabriel’s trademark sound, singing over a cello, has been the result of New York city subway street playing influenced by Stevie Wonder’s groove to Burt Bacharach’s relaxed, jazzy yet poppy sensitivities, including outcast contemporary artists such as John Legend, Hiatus Coyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Jangle Monae and Thundercat, the Year award in Hong Kong.

For questions, call (956) 665-3881.

    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX

Friday November 9, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday November 10, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday November 16, 2018 -  Sunday November 18, 2018
     25th Annual CineSol Film Festival  
    Contact: Henry Serrato     henry@cinesol.com
   

CineSol Film Festival will be returning to South Padre Island for their 25th Annual CineSol Film Festival!  November 16-18, 2018!

    Location: South Padre Island

Friday November 16, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday November 17, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Draped Hypertufa Planter Workshop  
    Contact: South Texas Master Gardeners   956-383-1026   
   

This is a hands-on workshop.  Master Gardener volunteers will teach you step-by-step how to create your own unique, draped hypertufa planter using a special mixture which dries to a concrete-like finish.

Program Fee: $5.00; Take Home Kit is optional. (Fees to be paid at workshop)

Please bring:  16″x20″ towel or blanket, long rubber gloves, and dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  All other materials will be provided.

Class size is limited.

Registration is now done online at https://hidalgo.agrilife.org/horticulture/upcoming-horticulture-events/

    Location: South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden; 509 E Earling Rd; San Juan, TX
   4:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Memorial Illumination at Resaca de la Palma Battlefield  
    Contact: Front Desk   956-541-2785   paal_interpretation@nps.gov
   

Experience and participate in the lighting of 8,000 candles to honor U.S. and Mexican veterans of the opening battles of the U.S.-Mexican War. Living history programs begin at 4 p.m. Candle lighting begins at sunset. Resaca de la Palma Battlefield is located at 1024 Paredes Line Road in Brownsville, TX.

    Location: Palo Alto Battlefield NHP; 7200 Paredes Line Rd; Brownsville, TX

Friday November 23, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday November 24, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday November 30, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday December 1, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday December 7, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Art Walk @the Incubator  
    Contact: Laura Robles   956-687-2787   lrobles@visitmcallen.com
   

Every first Friday of the months between September thru May, the city of McAllen comes alive with the vibrant, passionate culture of its residents in an event known as the “Art Walk.” McAllen’s Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour through the art studios and galleries located in the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. The goal of Art Walk is to promote the awareness and appreciation of fine art and McAllen’s creative talent. 

The McAllen Creative Incubator is proud of our local artists, and always looks forward to participating in Art Walk. Visitors are welcome to visit the Incubator tenants and enjoy the exhibitions on display. This is a free, family friendly event, so come out and enjoy the Arts in McAllen!

    Location: McAllen Creative Incubator; 601 N Main St; McAllen, TX

Saturday December 8, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stacked Hypertufa Planter Workshop  
    Contact: South Texas Master Gardeners   956-383-1026   
   

This is a hands-on workshop.  Master Gardener volunteers will teach you how to create your own stacked hypertufa planter using a special mixture which dries to a concrete-like finish.

Please bring:  1/4 measuring cup, long rubber gloves, and dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  All other materials will be provided.

Program Fee: $7.00;  Take Home Kit is optional. (Fees to be paid at workshop)

Class size is limited.

Registration is now done online at https://hidalgo.agrilife.org/horticulture/upcoming-horticulture-events/

    Location: South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden; 509 E Earling Rd; San Juan, TX

Friday December 14, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday December 15, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday December 21, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday December 22, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Friday December 28, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Saturday December 29, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Volunteer Program  
    Contact: Virginia Wallace   956-681-3370   vwallace@mcallen.net
   

Date: Fridays and Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm

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

Dress: Come dressed for outside work- no reservations required!

Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare.

    Location: Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX

Tuesday February 19, 2019
   7:00 PM Duo Aldebaran: Krista Jobson, flute & Hector Rodriguez, guitar  
    Contact: UTRGV Patron of the Arts   956-882-7025   patron@utrgv.edu
   

Duo Aldebaran: Krista Jobson, flute & Hector Rodriguez, guitar

February 19th, 2018

Duo Aldebaran: Krista Jobson, flute & Hector Rodriguez, guitarTICKETS

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    Location: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Performing Arts Complex; 1201 W University; Edinburg, TX

Monday February 25, 2019 -  Saturday March 2, 2019
     FESTIBA 2019, Festival of International Books & Arts at UTRGV  
    Contact: Dr. Dahlia Guerra   (956) 665-3361   dahlia.guerra@utrgv.edu
   

SAVE the date for FESTIBA 2019, Festival of International Books & Arts!

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