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Current Conditions:
Fair, 83 F

Forecast:
Mon - Mostly Clear. High: 100 Low: 75
Tue - Sunny. High: 103 Low: 75
Wed - Sunny. High: 103 Low: 78
Thu - Sunny. High: 103 Low: 79
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 102 Low: 79

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Events Calendar

July 11 – Nature Discovery Camp, Art in the Wild,” for age 6 to 8 runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center, 600 Sunset in McAllen. The camp sessions focus on different nature-related themes with hands-on science investigations and experiments. Register in advance, in person, at Quinta Mazatlan or any of the McAllen Community Centers, or online by visiting https://webtrac.mcallen.net. Cost is $40 for residents and $60 for non-residents. Call 681-3370 for more information or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.

July 11 – The Aquanauts Nature Camp for children ages 9 to 13 will be held at the Edinburg World Biding Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $70 for members. This camp includes a trip on a research boat at South Padre Island and a tour of Seat Turtle, Inc. The EWBC is located at 714 Raul Longoria Road. Call 381-9922 to reserve a spot.

July 12 – The next Forest Tots program is “Home Sweet Homes! Look who’s in OUR Forest!” at Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center, 600 Sunset in McAllen. For ages 3 to 5, runs from 10 to 11 a.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for kids and seniors. Call 681-3370 for more information or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.

July 12 – There are two Youth Nature Photo Workshops for Digital Art & Night Photography at Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center. For ages 6 to 12, it runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For ages 13 to 18, it is 2 to 4 p.m. A professional photographer will teach the class, and equipment is provided. The fee is $5 per workshop.   Children are invited to submit their work in the Southern Exposures photo contest. Call 681-3370 for more information or visit www.quintamazatlan.com. Pre-registration is required.

July 12 – The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild meets 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Texas College, 400 N. Border in Weslaco, Building G, Room 191. Use parking Lot 1. For additional information, call Rene Darkis at 812-890-1572.

July 12 – The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge located in Alamo holds volunteer led nature walks through the trails at the refuge from between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets for the tour are $3. For more information on the tour call 784-7500.

July 17 – The International Museum of Art & Science is hosting Family Fun Night Activities this month. The museum welcomes families to join them in Make a Chia Pet Night. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., all supplies are included. The fee for the activity is $2 per person. This fee is not included in the price of general admission, there is also limited seating. For more information visit www.imasonline.org.

July 22-25 –Experience a week of fun outdoor sports and exploration through Camp Kayak, for children between the ages of 12 -15. Activities include: archery, rock art, arrowheads, geocaching, photography, fishing and kayaking at Firemen’s Park in McAllen. Cost is $40 for residents and $60 for non-residents and the camp runs from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call 681-3370 for more information or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.

 

August

August 7 – The trustees of the Foundation at Mission Regional Medical Center will host the Seventh Annual Ladies First Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Kalos Salon de Eventos in Mission. This year’s keynote speaker is television personality and cancer survivor Mayte Prida. In addition to the keynote speaker and lunch, there will be health informational booths and door prizes. Reserved tables for 10 and individual tickets are on sale now for $50 per person. For more information or to donate a door prize or purchase tickets call at 323-1102.

August 9 – The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild meets 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Texas College, 400 N. Border in Weslaco, Building G, Room 191. Use parking Lot 1. For additional information, call Rene Darkis at 812-890-1572.

September

September 13 – The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild meets 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Texas College, 400 N. Border in Weslaco, Building G, Room 191. Use parking Lot 1. For additional information, call Rene Darkis at 812-890-1572.

October

October 11 – The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild meets 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Texas College, 400 N. Border in Weslaco, Building G, Room 191. Use parking Lot 1. For additional information, call Rene Darkis at 812-890-1572.

October 31 – November 2 – The 50th class reunion for the Mission High School Class of ’65 begins with Friday with the MHS exes reception, pep rally and the homecoming game against Lincoln-Juarez High School, followed by an after game party. On Saturday, there will be a dinner and reunion at Balli’s Banquet and Special Events Center. It concludes Sunday with a brunch at La Casa del Taco. For more information or to register, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 424-6381.

Weekly

Monday

  • TOPS #415 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 3 p.m. weigh-in, Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty. For info: Shirley Earp, 254-258-2380.
  • Crossroads Al-Anon, 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1101 Doherty. For info: Lydia, 330-6559.
  • AARP Driver Safety Classes, 12:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 1600 N. 23rd, McAllen. AARP members, $12; non-members, $14. Checks or money orders only. Class size limited to 15. For info: 682-1468.

Wednesday

  • Mission Lions Club, 12 p.m., Danny’s Mexican Restaurant, 122 W. Tom Landry. Meals are $8. Fellow Lions welcomed.
  • Upper Valley Art League open painting for members, any medium, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 921 E. 12th St., Mission. Annual dues, $30. Info or to join: 583-2787.
  • Helping Other Patients Emotionally (H.O.P.E.), cancer patient support group, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., McAllen Library at Nolana and 23rd, Conference Room B; Marsha Nelson, Ph.D., facilitator. Info: 624-3840.

Thursday

  • Mission Rotary Club, 12 p.m., Club at Cimarron, 1200 S. Shary Rd. Salad bar buffet, $10; Mexican food buffet, $15. All Rotarians and interested persons welcomed.
  • “Family Fun Night,” $1 admission to IMAS, 4 to 8 p.m., Bicentenntial Way and Nolana Ave., McAllen. Info: 682-0123.

Friday

  • Upper Valley Art League, open clay/pottery group (coil method), 9 a.m. to noon, 921 E. 12th Street, Mission. Participants furnish their own clay or contribute toward purchase. No instructor, no fee. UVAL membership required/$30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

Weekends

  • The Friends of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge guided kayak tours run through August. No experience necessary. Instruction provided. Cost: $30 per adult; $25 ages 8 to 12 (must be accompanied by parent). Includes all equipment, snack, guides and transportation to the Laguna Madre. Reservations required; call 748-3607, Ext. 111.

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