- The UTRGV Patron of the Arts premiers “Passion and Power: A Journey through Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas” with pianist Dr. Brendan Kinsella, at 7 p.m. on YouTube or at patron.utrgv.edu. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, the performance is dedicated to three of his piano sonatas: op. 2 #1 in F minor, op. 2 #3 in C major, and op. 57 in F minor (“Appassionata”).
- The South Texas College Library Art Gallery presents a panel discussion on artists and civic engagement at 3 p.m. Graphic designer Yunuén Sigler will speak with Sadie M. Hernandez, content coordinator curator at United We Dream; Melissa Arjona, STC librarian and co-founder of South Texans for Reproductive Justice; and moderator Andres Sanchez, videographer and podcast host. The virtual panel will be available on the STC Library Blog at library.southtexascollege.edu/tag/transforming-our-world/. For more information, contact Gina Otvos at [email protected] or visit.
- “Science Nature Sleuth” will be the featured virtual program by the Edinburg World Birding Center, 714 S. Raul Longoria Rd., at 4 p.m. A Nature Science Sleuth Kit is recommended, but the virtual learning is free. The kit can be picked up at the EWBC Fee Booth beginning Oct. 2 and is $10.99, plus tax. Quantities are limited. The kit is recommended for children ages 6 and up. The program will be delivered via Zoom, and registration is required by Oct. 5. To register, visit EdinburgWBC.org or call 956-381-9922.
- The Edinburg World Birding Center, 714 S. Raul Longoria Rd., will host a virtual program on “Fall Butterflies of the RGV” at 4 p.m. The EWBC interpretive naturalist team will discuss butterflies found in South Texas Gardens, along with tips and techniques to I.D. them and participate in Citizen Science Programs. Registration deadline is two days prior to the program to be delivered via Zoom. To register, visit EdinburgWBC.org or call to register at 956-381-9922.
- A virtual program on “Owl Pellet Dissection” will be featured by the Edinburg World Birding Center at 4 p.m. Kids can learn how owls are adept hunters even in complete darkness, and will investigate what and how owls eat by dissecting an owl pellet. The purchase of an owl pellet kit, for children ages 7 and up, is $3.99 plus tax. The kit can be picked up at the EWBC Fee Booth beginning Oct. 23. Quantities are limited; early reservation is recommended, but is required by Oct. 26. The EWBC is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Rd. The program will be delivered via Zoom. To register, visit EdinburgWBC.org or call 956-381-9922.