Coming Attractions

March 5

  • The City of Edinburg will host their first Food Trucks N’ Tunes event with live music performed by Street Corner Soul Band from 5 to 9 p.m.at the City Hall parking, 415 W. University Dr. It will be held the first and third Friday thereafter each month. Masks are required; sanitation and hand wash stations will be available and social distancing markers will be in place. Food general info or for food truck owners interested in participating, call 956-383-6246.
  • The FESTIBA 2021 book distribution of 8,000 free books will be distributed at Bert Ogden Arena, 4900 S I-69 C, Edinburg, from 3 to 6 p.m. Because of social distancing requirements, it will be a drive-through event.

March 6

  • Keep McAllen Beautiful (KMB) will be celebrating Arbor Day with an event for participants to take part in a 5K and 10K runs or 25-mile or 100-kilometer bike tour. The event will be held virtually and participants can set their own date, place, and time to get in those miles. All events are $25. Revenue from the event will help KMB raise funds for tree plantings and trees to be given away. Register at www.keepmcallenbeautiful.org or call 681-4562 for more information.
  • The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s South Texas Sporting Skeet Shoot will be held at Mi Ranchito Sporting Clays, Hwy. 281 and Old Fountain Rd. in Linn San Manuel. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Clays start flying at 9:15 a.m. Shooters provide their own gun, ammunition, hear and eye protection. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Door prizes, bucket drawings and a live auction round out the event. Fees are $300 for a three-person team, Annie Oakley is $20 per person, and Mulligans are $10 each, with a maximum of four per shooter. Bell Pepper Shots are $20 per person. Prizes are $900 for first place, $600 for second and $300 for third. Overall high top male and female shooters receive $100 each. Youth division, age 17 and under, receive a first place buckle for the male and female shooters. For more informatio or to become a sponsor, call 956-928-0060.

March 9

  • The International Museum of Art & Science Homeschool Days: Women in Science begins at 2 p.m. for 3rd to 5th graders to experiment with matter in different forms and learn about women scientists from the past and present. An activity kit is provided, but supplies like scissors, glue, and writing and coloring tools are not included. Registrants will be emailed a pickup confirmation, a digital copy of the lesson, and the webinar link. Cost is $6 for IMAS members and $10 for general registration. Registration is required; space is limited. Call 956-681-2800 for questions. Kit pickup is Friday, March 5, from 2 to5 p.m. and Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 956-681-2800 for questions.

March 10

  • This is the deadline date for entries in the 2021 “Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest.” The contest is open to all Texas students (public, private, and home-schooled) in grades K-6 who wish to participate in this year’s contest. Artwork should be based on the theme “Treasures of the Texas Coast” and portray why the Texas coast is important or noteworthy to the participating student. All entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 10, 2021. For more information, guidelines and entry form for the art contest, visit the Adopt-A-Beach website.

March 12

  • The UTRGV Patron of the Arts premieres The Cold War Recital at 7 p.m. on their YouTube page. Dr. Kenneth Saxon has designed the performance around the Second Piano Sonata of Shostakovich and Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations. It includes music by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and a newly-commissioned work by Kawai Shiu.

March 25

  • The Texas Center for the Book is continuing its the #TXBookChat series continues with How to Participate in Read Across Texas. Get the inside scoop on how to participate in this year’s statewide community read on the theme of Recovery. The program lasts about 30 minutes and offers a quick look into different aspects of the state’s literary world. It begins at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Registration is required at www.tsl.texas.gov/txbookchat.

April 6

  • The International Museum of Art & Science Homeschool Days: Zoology begins at 2 p.m. for 3rd to 5th graders to experiment with matter in different forms and learn about women scientists from the past and present. An activity kit is provided, but supplies like scissors, glue, and writing and coloring tools are not included. Registrants will be emailed a pickup confirmation, a digital copy of the lesson, and the webinar link. Cost is $6 for IMAS members and $10 for general registration. Registration is required; space is limited. Call 956-681-2800 for questions. Kit pickup is Friday, April 2, from 2 to5 p.m. and Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 956-681-2800 for questions.

April 15

  • The Texas Center for the Book is continuing its the #TXBookChat series continues with National Student Poet of the Southwest: Texan Ethan Wang. Join the 2020 National Student Poet of the Southwest for a poetry reading and discussion of his work. The program lasts about 30 minutes and offers a quick look into different aspects of the state’s literary world. It begins at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Registration is required at www.tsl.texas.gov/txbookchat.

May 4

  • The International Museum of Art & Science Homeschool Days: Oceanography begins at 2 p.m. for 3rd to 5th graders to experiment with matter in different forms and learn about women scientists from the past and present. An activity kit is provided, but supplies like scissors, glue, and writing and coloring tools are not included. Registrants will be emailed a pickup confirmation, a digital copy of the lesson, and the webinar link. Cost is $6 for IMAS members and $10 for general registration. Registration is required; space is limited. Call 956-681-2800 for questions. Kit pickup is Friday, April 30, from 2 to5 p.m. and Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 956-681-2800 for questions.

 

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