Mission CISD Board extends superintendent contractMISSION—The Mission CISD Board agreed to extend the contract of Superintendent Ricardo Lopez for one...14 February 2014Read More...
LJISD Board approves two-year contract extension for superintendentThe La Joya Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a two-year contract extension...14 February 2014Read More...
March 1 – The Laguna Vista Ninth Annual Birdfest and Nature Quest will be held from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the South padre Island Golf Club, 1 Ocelot Trail in Laguna Vista. Various birding topics will be discussed during hourly sessions throughout the day. For a complete line-up to go www.birdfestnewslv.blogspot.com.
March 1 – Our Lady of Perpetual help Catholic Church, 2209 Kendlewood Ave. in McAllen, will hold their Spring Fever Festival from 4 to 10 p.m. There will be live music, entertainment, refreshments, food, games, and a cake walk featuring homemade and professionally made cakes.
March 2 – Our Lady of St. John of the Fields Catholic Church, 1052 Washington St. in Mission, will hold a chalupa bingo fundraiser from 3 to 5 p.m. in the church parish hall. Cost is $10 for three cards. Call 585-2325 for more information.
March 6 – The Valley Symphony Orchestra & Chorale presents their Phantom of the Symphony 2014 Annual Gala to be held at the McAllen Convention Center from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The evening will feature exquisite cuisine with musical performances from David Sadlier, tenor; Brendan Kinsella, pianist; and principal musicians from the Valley Symphony Orchestra, along with a special tribute performance by the University of Texas Pan American Mariachi Aztlan. Single tickets are $150 per person. To purchase tickets, go to www.valleyorchestra.org or call the VSO at 661-1615.
March 6 – Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen will host a program on purple martins at 6 p.m. with Mark Wright. He will share how to attract purple martins to yards, discuss several different styles of housing structures and the pros and cons of each, and explain the reasons this species needs human help. The program fee is $3 per person; no advance reservation is required. Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset in McAllen. For more information, call 681-3370.
March 8 – The next monthly meeting of Aglow International begins with a continental breakfast at 10 a.m. at Taco Ole, 2316 N. Conway in Mission. Guest speaker is Eloisa Martinez from Reynosa, Tamps., Mexico, who has been ministering for 30 years and also leads a dance ministry. For information, call Estela Villarreal at 655-1119; Criselda Alvarado, 534-7941; or Connie Escamilla, 279-7887.
March 8 – The International Museum of Art & Science hosts a “2nd Saturdays at IMAS” program for Winter Texans and senior citizens, serving free coffee and donuts from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be a guided tour of the museum and the Science On a Sphere presentation. Admission is $5 per Winter Texan and senior citizen. IMAS is located at 1900 W. Nolana Ave. For more information, call 682-0123.
March 8 – Take a tour of Rancho Lomitas and learn about the historical uses and properties of native plants. The Edinburg World Birding Center is taking small groups for tours with ranch owner and ethnobotanist, Benito Treviño who will teach how local plants and their practical uses have helped people survive in the Rio Grande Valley for hundreds of years. Cost is $20 for EWBC members and $25 for nonmembers. Departure is from the EWBC at 7:30 a.m., returning about 3:30 pm. Individuals should bring money to buy lunch or bring their own. Space is limited; March 6 is the deadline to register. The EWBC is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria. For more information and to register, call 381-9922.
March 8 – 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.
March 10-14 – The Jr. Zookeeper Camp at Glady Porter Zoo gives kids an opportunity to work with zoo staff and to participate in the daily chores needed to care for the animals. The Starlight Safari sleepover is at 6:30 p.m. on March 15. The minimum class size must have 10 students registered, age 7 or older, for it to open. The price is $175 for non-members or $155 for members. For more information, call 548-9453 or visit www.gpz.org.
March 12 – The Upper Valley Home Owners Association meets at Twin Lakes RV Park, 301 N. Shary Road at 9 a.m. for discussions on tax issues. Owners of RVs and park models are invited.
March 15 – The Dinosaurs Safari exhibit opens at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville and runs through July 6. With realistic robotic dinosaurs on display, zoo patrons can learn about the characteristics of some of the prehistoric creatures. The $3 admission into the exhibit is in addition to the zoo’s regular admission price. For more information, call 546-7187.
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