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Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 87 F

Forecast:
Sun - Thunderstorms Early. High: 85 Low: 75
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 90 Low: 73
Tue - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 88 Low: 73
Wed - Thunderstorms. High: 86 Low: 71
Thu - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 84 Low: 73

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Events Calendar

September 19 & 20 – Local naturalist and watercolor artist, Juanita Gibson will give a presentation on hummingbirds at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Edinburg World Birding Center, 714 S. Raul Longoria Rd. A reservation is required as seating is limited. The program is free. For more information, call 381-9922 or visit www.edinburgwbc.org. Volunteer training for the Native Plant Nursery will be held on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers can learn as they serve while going through the steps of the methods used to maintain the plants in the Native Plant Nursery. Training will include discussing soil mixtures used to increase plant survival, maintaining the waterlines/sprinkler system, the steps to rescuing plants and maintaining them in the nursery, as well as transplanting plants from one area to another. Volunteer training days are for those willing to commit to volunteer 15 or more hours during the fall and winter season.

September 20 – Robert Vanderveer, master gardener, will present a workshop on “Landscaping with Natives,” at 10 a.m. at the Fronter Audubon, 1101 S. Texas Blvd. in Weslaco. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Call 968-3275 to reserve a space or for more information.

September 23 – The Coalition of Independent Voters at South Texas College hosts the Hidalgo County Sheriff Sit-Down with all four candidates in the upcoming election. The discussion takes place in the STC Cooper Center at the Pecan Campus in McAllen from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

September 23 – The annual Empty Bowls luncheon and silent auction, benefitting the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage. Tickets are $25 per person and online registration is available until Sept. 22 at www.foodbankrgv.com. Valley restaurants showcase their menus for guests to sample a wide array of cuisines. Donations are still being accepted for auction items and sponsorships are available. Call Philip Farias at 904-4513 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up.

September 24 – Art Talk begins at 10 a.m. at the Pharr Memorial Library, 121 E. Cherokee. Program presenter is Dr. Tom Ball discussing “Computer-Generated Art.” There is no admission charge, and the public is invited. Call Dr. Keith Michal at 648-2036 for more information.

September 25 – Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center hosts Buckets of Fun – Fun with Sticks! at 10 a.m. for preschool children and their parents. The program is $3 for adults and $2 for kids and seniors. Call 681-3370 for more information or visit www.quintamazatlan.com. They are located at 600 Sunset in McAllen.

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 Sharyland Pioneer High School Diamond Belles Booster Club is holding a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1219 N. Glasscock. Items range from basic household items, clothes and children’s games to office equipment.

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 2 – Buckets of Fun – Fun with Beans! begins at 10 a.m. at Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center, 600 Sunset in McAllen. Preschool children and their parents will explore nature-inspired lessons through various activities. The program is $3 for adults and $2 for kids and seniors. Call 681-3370 for more information or visit www.quintamazatlan.com

October 4 - The Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Fire Truck Pull will be staged at the McAllen Convention Center at 12 p.m. A Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) fundraiser, it is open to the public. The event wraps up with a ceremony and awards going to the Fastest Team Pull (first, second and third place), Most Money Raised by a Team, and Most Money Raised by an Individual. The entry fee is $300 per team of 10 or $30 per person. For more information, contact Gloria Cruz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Lauro Garza at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 630-3434.

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

  • 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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