December 18 – This is the deadline date to sign up for the upcoming Texas Master Naturalist class held on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and running Jan. 7 to March 25, 2021. Residents over the age of 18 and Winter Texans are invited to join. The cost is $150 and includes textbook, fees, T-shirt and one-year membership. Full scholarships are available and due by Dec. 18. To apply and pay options, visit www.rgvctmn.org or www.stbctmn.org at the New Class link.
January 14 – The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RGVHCC) events committee will host a Chalupa networking event with a dinner and 20 games of Chalupa. A limited number of tickets are availabe for the event to be held at the Double Tree hotel in McAllen. Tickets are $50. Every entry will get four cards with 80 chances to win a prize. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served promptly at 6 p.m. and the games beginning at 6:30 p.m. Any business donating a prize valued at $50 or more will be able to purchase one ticket at half price. Each prize is valued at $50 or more. For more information or tickets, call 956-928-0060.
January 15-17 – The 2021 McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run will be held as a virtual race experience and supported by a series of virtual events. Runners will have the option to complete their race distance anywhere and anytime during those dates or with an option to defer to 2022. Runners currently registered for the 2021 McAllen Marathon Scott Crane Memorial Run will receive an email with additional details on how to make their selection. All virtual participants will receive a runner box that will include a runner shirt and bib along with sponsor gifts. Finisher medals will be available for pickup during a drive-thru finish line event held the week after the virtual event. Registration is available at www.mcallenmarathon.com.