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Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 97 F

Forecast:
Mon - Mostly Clear. High: 95 Low: 79
Tue - PM Thunderstorms. High: 94 Low: 77
Wed - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 84 Low: 76
Thu - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 89 Low: 77
Fri - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 93 Low: 76

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Events Calendar

September 6 – The “Girls and the City” shopping expo offers a day out for ladies seeking a little pampering with a touch of luxury from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main Street. Vendor booths are $75 and proceeds benefit the nonprofit KCYP 97.7 station operated by Intercity-Christian Youth Program. They offer free radio broadcasting classes for at-risk youth ages 10 to 17. The event features a pink carpet paparazzi arrival, sponsor tastings, fashion show, food and drinks, product demonstrations, free samples, door prizes and entertainment. There will be special appearances by American Idol contestant Vivian Villalon and La Voz Kids contestant Alexis Chapa. DJs, who have gone through the KCYP 97.7 program, will provide music throughout the day. For more information, or to become a vendor or sponsor, call 347-903-5498.

September 9 – Join the staff at Speer Memorial Library in Mission at 6:30 p.m., for a discussion of the book “The Language of Flowers.” It takes place in the library’s Community Room. Written by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, and first published in 2011, it’s a story about overcoming past heartaches and finding the capacity to love set in the context of flowers and their meanings. Copies of the book available for check out to those who sign up for the book discussion. Stop by the library or call at 580-8754 to arrange for a copy. The title is also available as an eBook at http://mission.lib.overdrive.com. For more information, or to sign up, call 580-8750. The library is located at 12th and Kika De La Garza in Mission.

September 13 – The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild celebrates Friendship Day at Pharr South, 1402 S. Cage Blvd., Pharr from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring a cover dish to share. For additional information, call Florea Flores at 648-4833 or go to www.rgvqg.com.

September 18 – The Mission Historical Museum’s Eighth Annual Museum Dinner Banquet will be held at the Mission Community Center, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. It begins with a social hour, music, and a preview of silent auction items. A dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m., followed by the program and awards presentations. The 2014 Wall of Fame Award recipients include Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, Don Lester, Blanca Marroquin, Jim Brunson and Amador and Alicia Requenez. Individual tickets and group table reservations are available. A reserved table for 10 is $400 for members and $500 for non-members. Individual, open seating tickets are $30 for museum members and $40 for non-members. For more information, contact Linda Castañeda at 580-8646.

September 26 - The Mission High School Class of 1994 will be having their annual get-together during the Sept. 26 football game against McHi at Mission’s home stadium. Kick-off is at 7:30 pm. Classmates will gather for dinner at Buffalo Wings and Rings on South Shary Rd. after the game. Classmates should ask for the “Class of 1994” section for game tickets to be assigned to the correct area and for seating at the restaurant. For more information, contact Angie Jimenez at 533-5595 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

September 27 – The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) annual benefit fundraiser, “Collage 2014: Legacy of Generosity” will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight at the museum, 1900 Nolana in McAllen. Tickets are $150 for IMAS members and $175 for nonmembers for the cocktail hour, dinner, valet parking and Aprés Féte. Tickets to the Aprés Féte only, the official Collage after party, are $35 per person and $60 per couple which includes cocktails, valet parking and heavy appetizers. Live music and museum exhibits round out the evening’s festivities. For tickets or more information, call IMAS at 682-0123.

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 11 – Come develop writing skills and share the results with other creative writers at 6:30 p.m.at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center at 225 E. Stenger in San Benito. Participation is free. For more information, call 350-3905.

October 11 – San Benito Market Days runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Batts Street & Railroad Tracks with vendors, live music and food. Call 361-3804, Ext. 302 or 304, for more information.

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.

November

November 1 – “Dia de los Muertos: Authors’ Night Readings” at the Writers’ Forum begins at 6:30 p.m.at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center at 225 E. Stenger in San Benito. The Forum promotes a creative group of writers, featuring their skills through talent sharing throughout the year. Participation is free. For more information, call 350-3905.

November 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.

December

December 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.


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.
  • Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center, 600 Sunset, McAllen; early morning bird walk, 8:30 a.m. Regular admission applies.
  • McAllen Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St.

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