Events Calendar – Feb. 28, 2020

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 1 – The final “It’s Time Texas” walk with McAllen’s mayor begins with an 8:30 a.m. registration followed by the warm-up and walk. It begins at Rio Grande Regional Hospital, 101 E. Ridge Rd. and goes for 1.75 miles each way for a total distance of 3.5 miles. The entire distance has sidewalks. There will be Body Mass Index (BMI) and other screenings to any interested attendees, The hospital will provide T-shirts to the first 200 in attendance, as well as bottled water, fruit and healthy snacks.  All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of two bicycles. To participate as an individual or business, visit ittcommunitychallenge.com or call the City of McAllen Health & Code Enforcement Department at 956-681-1900.

March 2 – The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host free workshops on “How to Save on Your Taxes in 2020.”  Beginning Monday, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the EBC Building at 801 E. Fern, the workshops will be held every Monday for seven weeks. To register, call the RGV Hispanic Chamber office at 928-0060.

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 – The 5K Sweet Run & Fun Walk, supporting the South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association, will be held at Mayor Pablo Peña Park, 300 N. Airport Dr., Weslaco. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. start for the 5K and 8:30 a.m. start for the Fun Walk. Entry fees are $25 for the 5K, $20 per runner in teams of three or more, and $5 for the one-mile Fun Walk.  The Fun Walk is free for children with diabetes and ages 10 and under.  Awards will be given to the largest team, best T-shirt design and most spirited team.  Register at stjda.org.

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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