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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


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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Texas Butterfly Festival Starts Oct. 28

20101022_Butterfly_DSCN1394MISSION — The 15th annual Texas Butterfly Festival, held Oct. 28-31, will include the dedication and grand opening of the new visitors pavilion at the National Butterfly Park.

The building has 5,000 square feet of office space with an exhibition area. Architect Chris Cooper of Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture in New York City has been in the Rio Grande Valley overseeing the final touches of construction and getting the building ready for the event.

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