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Speer Library announces Thanksgiving 5K

pt-square logoThe staff at Speer Memorial Library is planning their first 5K Thanksgiving Walk/Run to combat hunger. It’s planned for Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Mission Bike and Hike Trail on Conway south of Expressway 83.

“This sporty spirit builder is an opportunity to work up your appetite, share your blessings with the community and contribute to good cause,” said Robert L. Rivera, Speer Library Community Service Coordinator.

Early registration begins runs through Nov. 22 at the library during regular hours. Late registrations will be accepted at the trail between 8 and 8:45a.m. Participants who bring 10 nonperishable canned food items and a $5 entry fee will receive a commemorative T-shirt. For the regular entry fee of $10, a T-shirt can be purchased for $5.

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Sesame Street friends ‘Can’t Stop Singing’

20131107 SesameStreetGroupHIDALGO – Join the chorus when Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Murray and all of the favorite Sesame Street friends bring the magic of music to Valley audiences in the all-new Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing.”

It’s happening in seven performances at State Farm Arena from Thursday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 24. Show times are at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 10:30 a.m. on Friday; 2 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage. Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along. Audiences will learn why it feels good to sing a song, and why it feels good to stop.

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Works of Belgian artist Hugo De Clercq on display at IMAS

imas-logoMcALLEN - The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) opened its most recent exhibit last night:  “Hugo De Clercq: Works of the 1970s.”

This Belgian Constructivist artist has made important contributions to the development of post-war art in Europe.  Hugo De Clercq’s (Ghent, Belgium; 1930-1996) career has been defined by the idea of search for the form and its characteristics.  De Clercq’s quest for form in the 1960s and 1970s led him to a deeper and different approach of the concept of media. His approach left no technique left untouched: painting, drawing, sculpting, and printmaking while eliminating color and the figurative subject matter.

De Clercq’s work has been exhibited in Belgium, France, Germany, the former country of Yugoslavia, Japan, Uruguay, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United States.  His art belongs to the private collections of the Belgian government, Museum of the Arts Ghent, Nederlandse Kunststichting, and Musée George Pompidou Paris, to name a few.

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24th Annual Pow Wow begins tonight

20131025 POWWOWThe South Texas Indian Dancers’ 24th Annual South Texas (Way South) Pow Wow gets underway with an opening ceremony tonight at the Lark Library and Community Center, 2601 Lark in McAllen. It’s a two-day event with free admission.

The grand entry begins at 6:30 p.m. with members of the group, from tots to seniors, dressed in the traditional, colorful regalia.

On Saturday, the doors open at 10 a.m., with an exhibition dance beginning at 11 a.m. Gourd dancing goes on from 1 to 4:30 p.m., and the day’s activity concludes with a grand entry at 6:30 p.m. Some of the dancing is open to audience participation. The mother-daughter singing duo, Sayani, will also perform.

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JDA readies for ‘Glitz and Glamour’ fundraiser Nov. 2

20131018 Juan-Diego-Academy-GALAJuan Diego Academy, the Valley’s newest Catholic high school, is hosting their third annual gala, “A Night of Glitz and Glamour,” on Saturday, Nov. 2. It’s taking place at the JDA campus located at 5208 South FM 494, which is on the grounds of the old Novitiate south of Mission. The reception begins at 6 p.m., with the dinner following at 7 p.m.

A major fundraiser for the school, proceeds will be used to build more classrooms for the campus. The fledgling high school is now in its third year, also. It began with a freshman class of 19 students—now 21— and, each year, a new class has been added. JDA now has 77 students in three grade levels. In 2015, that first group of ninth graders becomes the first graduating class.

The Junior Class will perform a “Roaring 20s” dance as part of the evening’s entertainment, and a saxophonist will provide music throughout the dinner hour. A DJ and a jazz band round out the rest of the musical program.

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