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VMHS presents 'Grease'

VMHS_Drama_grease-rehearsalThe Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) Harlequin Drama Club is revisiting the past, in more ways than one with their upcoming stage production. The group is proud to present Grease on Dec. 2-4, and 9-11. Curtain time for each day is 7 p.m.

Not only does Grease harken back to years past, but this production also holds a special place in the Harlequin's history. Grease was one of the first productions by the Harlequins almost eight years ago when the only place they could put on performances was in the school gymnasium.

Tickets can be purchased at the VMHS front office during the school day and in the lobby of the VMHS Fine Arts Building after 4:15 p.m. They can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets will cost $5 for students and $10 for adults.

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Mission Quilt Show expands this year

Residents encouraged to exhibit antique quilts

20101117_MISSION_QUILT_SHOW__VernonW_AntiqueQuilt_JBMISSION — The sixth annual Mission Quilt Show, sponsored by the Winter Texan Times and held each year at the Mission Historical Museum (MHM), will be making a few changes this year.

New competition categories will be added and local residents are being encouraged to participate with either a quilt they have made or with an antique family quilt for a special program.

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Halloween weekend events abound

Cities and venues throughout the area are having special events for children and the entire family. Here are just some of the many events taking place this weekend.

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Thriller comes alive in downtown McAllen

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Several events are taking place during Halloween on Oct. 30. The main attraction is happening in downtown McAllen on 17th St., between Chicago and Dallas Ave. Zombies and ghouls will be dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Four years ago, Jasmine Rico-Garcia started organizing the event for the Valley. She decided a dance party such as this would be more enjoyable and great entertainment. When she found thrilltheworld.com, it became a bigger project with bigger goals in mind. So Jasmine took up the calling to teach anyone that wanted to learn “Thriller” in hopes that someday, she'd have the whole Valley dancing in unison with the rest of the world.

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South Texas Indian Dancers plan 21st Pow Wow Oct. 22-23

McALLEN — Years ago, the Lipan Apache Indians were among the Native American tribes that roamed the area. Today, the Apache culture is being preserved by the South Texas Indian Dancers with their sponsor Robert Soto, a descendant of the Lipan Apache Indians.

The South Texas Indian Dancers will hold their 21st annual South Texas (Way South) Pow Wow on Oct. 22-23, at the Lark Library Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. in McAllen. The public is invited to witness the Indians in their native costumes dancing traditional dances. The event starts tonight at 7 p.m. with a Grand Entry fun dance.

On Saturday doors will open at 10 a.m. with an exhibition dance starting at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. From 1 to 4:40 p.m. gourd dancing will take place, and at 7 p.m. the main event Grand Entry will take place.

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