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Partly Cloudy, 75 F

Forecast:
Wed - Mostly Cloudy. High: 76 Low: 63
Thu - Cloudy. High: 84 Low: 68
Fri - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 81 Low: 65
Sat - Cloudy. High: 86 Low: 70
Sun - Mostly Cloudy. High: 82 Low: 70

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Events Calendar

April 12 – The next meeting of Aglow International, Mission Spanish Lighthouse, will begin at 10 a.m. with a free continental breakfast at Taco Ole, 2316 N. Conway, Mission. This month’s speaker is Cynthia Drusilla Bebon. For information, call Estela Villarreal at 655-1119; Criselda Alvarado, 534-7941; or Connie Escamilla, 279-7887.

April 12 - The Greater Alton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Alton are planning their seventh annual awards event, “Casino Royale Gala.” The banquet and fundraising event with a silent auction will be held at the Cosmopolitan Banquet Center. JoeRocks Entertainment will provide DJ music for the evening and faux casino games. The dinner menu offers Cordon Bleu and salad with sides and a beverage. Individual tickets are $50, and tables are $450. For tickets, sponsorships or more information, contact Baudelia Rojas, city secretary, at 432-0760.

April 12 – An archery shoot will be hosted by the Mission Skeet & Trap Club at 10 a.m. at the club's facilities on Conway Ave., 1/4-mile south of the Expressway 83. The fee is $5 for adult members, $10 for adult non-member, and $5 children under age 13. The range is unmarked yardages and archers shoot one arrow at each of 10 targets. The archers will make the round twice to make it a 20-target archery shoot. For more information, call 424-6528 or 583-5996 or go to missionskeetandtrap.com.

April 12 – The 2014 Drive Out Hunger Golf Tournament benefitting the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley will be held at the Monte Cristo Golf and Country Club in Edinburg. The shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. with registration starting at 7 a.m. There will be prizes for first, second and third place teams, plus Hole in One and Closest to the Pin prizes. Mulligans will also be sold. For more information or to register, call Karen Featherston at 904-4513 or via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

April 12 – The next Edinburg World Birding Center toddler play date for families with children ages 1 to 4 is all about spiders and incorporating hands-on, interactive play for the parent and their child. It will be held at 9 a.m. The fee is $2 per toddler with supervising adult. At 2 p.m. the EWBC will present “Monarch Migration” about Monarch butterflies, their characteristics and adaptations. Following the presentation, participants will take part in an interactive outdoor migration survival challenge. The Monarch program is included in the regular admission. Registration is required for both programs; call 381-9922. The EWBC is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Rd.

April 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.

April 16 – The Upper Valley Art League will host a class with sculptor Douglas Clark beginning April 16. Running through May 7, each weekly session will be held on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. in the UVAL Artlink. Cost is $150 for members. It is $180 for nonmembers, which includes the $30 annual UVAL membership dues. Sign up at the UVAL gallery, 921 E. 12th St. in Mission, during regular hours. Call 583-2787 for further information.

April 19 – Get to see some of the new animal babies at the zoo and learn how their moms or zoo staff takes care of them in this edition of Saturday Safaris at the Gladys Porter Zoo. For “Zoo Babies,” a zoo tour, snacks materials and supplies are included in each class. Safaris begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. Fee is $15 per child, ages 4 and up, or adult; zoo members get a $5 discount. To register, call 548- 9453, or download a registration form at www.gpz.org. Registration is required.

April 19-20 – The public is invited to “hop” on over to the Gladys Porter Zoo’s annual Easter event with special activities are planned just for kids from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include egg decorating, face painting, making bunny masks and more. The Bunny Corral will be open across from Small World where bunnies will be available to pet and docents will be on hand to answer questions. On Easter Sunday, the first 70 children to visit the zoo get a free foam bunny mask. All activities are free to visitors with paid regular admission. For more information, call 546-7187.

April 26 – An archery shoot will be hosted by the Mission Skeet & Trap Club at 10 a.m. at the club's facilities on Conway Ave., 1/4-mile south of the Expressway 83. The fee is $5 for adult members, $10 for adult non-member, and $5 children under age 13. The range is unmarked yardages and archers shoot one arrow at each of 10 targets. The archers will make the round twice to make it a 20-target archery shoot. For more information, call 424-6528 or 583-5996 or go to missionskeetandtrap.com.

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.

Sunday

  • West Mission Lutheran Fellowship worship service, Pleasant Valley Resort rec hall, 10:30 a.m. Meeting through Mar. 31.
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