Events Calendar – Week of Feb. 21, 2020

February 22 – Zoës Kitchen will host the Food Bank RGV’s Empty Bowls Mobile Paint Party Kick-off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3400 W. Expressway 83, Bldg. 700, Suite 700 in McAllen. The paint party will be held outdoors on the patio. There is a $10 donation to cover the costs of materials and supplies. All supplies will provided. Bowls painted will be used for the Food Bank RGV’s biggest fundraiser later this year on Sept. 22. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Philip Farias 956-904-4513 or via email at [email protected]

February 22 – The Refuge Trash Bash at South Padre Island will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is one of the largest cleanups on SPI north beach with approximately 13 miles of beach from County Beach Access 6 to the latest units of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. The event will host outreach booths to educate the public on the environmental impacts of debris in the earth’s oceans and give information about the National Wildlife Refuge System. Volunteers can register at eventbrite.com/e/refuge-trashbash-tickets-88908366317.

February 24 – Senator Donna Campbell, M.D. (R-New Braunfels) and Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) will host a free Veterans Appreciation Dinner at 5 p.m. in the Harlingen Convention Center. The meal will be preceded by a public hearing of the Texas Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Border Security (VABS).  The VABS hearing will begin at 1 p.m. All veterans are invited to attend the hearing, provide testimony if desiring to do so, and then take part in the appreciation meal. It will be held at the Harlingen Convention Center, 701 Harlingen Heights Dr.

February 29 – On the last Saturday of the month, the Edinburg World Birding Center will open its doors for free to the public. This month’s theme is alien animals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be puzzles, crafts, games, and other activities. Binoculars, children’s garden play sets and Junior Ranger field packs are available to borrow free of charge with a valid picture I.D.  EWBC is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Rd.  Call 956-381-9922 for information.

March

March 3 – The public is invited to a book discussion at Speer Memorial Library for The Girl He Used to Know, in the library’s Community Room at 6:30 p.m.  Copies of the book available for check out to those who sign up for the book discussion. Stop by the library or call at 580-8754 to reserve a copy.  The title is also available as an eBook and eAudiobook at hidalgocotx.rbdigital.com. The library is located at 12th and Kika De La Garza in Mission.  Hours of operation and further information can be found at mission.lib.tx.us.

March 3 – In the Sandy Seashells Young Adventurers workshop at the International Museum of Art & Science, kids ages 2 to 5 will try their hand at collecting as they dig for shells and listen to a reading of “It’s a Seashell Day” by Dianne Ochiltree. IMAS is located at 1900 Nolana Ave., McAllen. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the class from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.  Cost is $3 for IMAS members and $10 for nonmembers (includes child and adult). Call 956-681-2800 for information or to register.

March 5 – Are non-human animals capable of acting morally and immorally, or do moral concepts apply only to humans and our actions? Dr. Michael Jaworski dives into this question with “Animal Morality” at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) at 6 p.m. The talk is included with museum admission. Call 956-681-2800 for information. IMAS is located at 1900 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen.

March 7 – Persons of all ages can join with University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine students for the monthly Walk with a Future Doc (WWAFD). It begins at 9 a.m. at the Bronc Trail, 1214 W. Schunior St., Edinburg, near the parking lot on the west side of the medical school. The event is free, and preregistration is not required. For more information, go to walkwithadoc.org.

April

April 4 – Persons of all ages can join with University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine students for the monthly Walk with a Future Doc (WWAFD). It begins at 9 a.m. at the Bronc Trail, 1214 W. Schunior St., Edinburg, near the parking lot on the west side of the medical school. The event is free, and preregistration is not required. For more information, go to walkwithadoc.org.

April 7: Kids ages 2 to 5 can pop in for a bubble party and a reading of “Big Bad Bubble” by Adam Rubin during the Young Adventurers workshop at the International Museum of Art & Science, 1900 Nolana Ave., McAllen. They will create their own bubble art to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the class from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.  Cost is $3 for IMAS members and $10 for nonmembers (includes child and adult). Call 956-681-2800 for information or to register.

April 11 – Dr. Paul Saka discusses ideas of the beginning of life is his talk, “What Came First? Concepts of Life” at 1 p.m. during the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) spring cultural event. The talk is included with museum admission. Call 956-681-2800 for information. IMAS is located at 1900 W. Nolana Ave., McAllen.

May

May 2 – Persons of all ages can join with University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine students for the monthly Walk with a Future Doc (WWAFD). It begins at 9 a.m. at the Bronc Trail, 1214 W. Schunior St., Edinburg, near the parking lot on the west side of the medical school. The event is free, and preregistration is not required. For more information, go to walkwithadoc.org.

May 5 – It’s Sink or Float in the next Young Adventurers workshop at the International Museum of Art & Science, 1900 Nolana Ave., McAllen.  Kids ages 2 to 5 will test out materials that sink and float in water. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the class from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.  Cost is $3 for IMAS members and $10 for nonmembers (includes child and adult). Call 956-681-2800 for information or to register.

WEEKLY

Monday

  • Upper Valley Art League, Mission Bee (quilting), 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 1st and 3rd Mondays, Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.
  • Upper Valley Art League, Fiber Arts Unlimited, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2nd and 4th Mondays, Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.
  • Upper Valley Art League, air brush painting, Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ceramic Studio, Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

Wednesday

  • Mission Lions Club, 12 p.m., Danny’s Mexican Restaurant, 122 W. Tom Landry, Mission. Meals are $10. Fellow Lions, former Lions and guests welcome.
  • Upper Valley Art League, open painting (all mediums), 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.
  • Upper Valley Art League, open ceramic group, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

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.

Friday

  • Upper Valley Art League, Hidalgo Watercolor Society, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.
  • Upper Valley Art League ceramics, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ceramic Studio, plus open painting for those who are not with the Hidalgo Water Color Society, Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annual. Info:  583-2787.
  • Upper Valley Art League, paper cutters, 4-10 p.m., Art Link building, 921 E. 12th, Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

Saturday

  • (Meetings on hold until September) Upper Valley Art League Photographic Art Group, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., first Saturday of the month, 921 E. 12th Street in Mission. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

Monthly

  • The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild meets second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Alamo Rec-Veh Park, 1320 W. Frontage Rd. in Alamo. The Guild promotes quilting in the Rio Grande Valley with guest speakers and educational classes and invites the public to join and attend.
  • The Rio Grande Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets the first Monday of every month, except holidays when it will be held the second Monday, at the Marine Military Academy, 320 Iwo Jima Blvd, Harlingen. New members are asked to bring proof of service. For more information, contact Sean Downey at 956-752-6980 or [email protected].
  • Upper Valley Art League Fabric Art Group meets second and fourth Mondays, monthly, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center, 921 E. 12th St., Mission. Call 956-583-2787 for info.

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