Events Calendar

March 31 – This is the deadline for applications for the 2021 “Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest.” The contest recognizes Texas high school seniors who are taking an active role in litter prevention in their school or community.            The contest is open to any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited college or university in the Fall 2021 semester. The contest will award a total of $9,000 in scholarships to three winners in May of 2021. To enter the contest, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Applications must be received via online submission by 5 p.m.

April 6 – Speer Memorial Library in Mission will host a book discussion of The Joy Luck Club via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. in Spanish, and at 6:30 p.m. in English. A link will be sent to all who sign up, and free copies will be made available, while supplies last, to people who sign up for the book discussions in 2021. For more information, or to sign up, call 956-580-8754, or send an email to [email protected] with a name and phone number. Speer Memorial Library is located at 12th and Kika De La Garza in Mission.

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 8 – The next RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Dinner & Chalupa will be held at Main Event, 500 N. Jackson Rd., Suite C, in Pharr. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6 p.m. Games run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The $50 per guest admission includes dinner and four cards to play 20 games; the first 25 to sign up receive an early bird special of $40. For more information, call the RGVHCC office at 956-928-0060.

April 10 – The First Annual RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “South Texas Sporting Skeet Shoot” will be held at Mi Ranchito Sporting Clays in Linn San Manuel. Teams of three are $300 with Annie Oakley’s at $20 per person and Mulligans at $10 each with a maximum of four per shooter. Shooters must provide their own guns, ammunition, hearing and eye protection. There is a youth division for ages 17 and under. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and clays fly at 9:15 a.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, competition and door prizes and a live auction fill out the lineup. For information or to register, call the RGVHCC at 956-928-0060.

April 10 – The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Noche En El Rancho Gala at La Estrella Ranch, 11415 N. Mayberry Rd. in Mission. The RGVHCC 2020-21 business leaders and businesses of the year will be recognized at honored at the event. For sponsorship and ticket information, call 956-928-0060.

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.

October 22-24 – The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host First Annual RGV Jalapeño Amateur Championship. The three-day event will have a practice round on Friday with formal play on Saturday and Sunday. Spots are open for 150 golfers to sign up and participate. Maximum handicap allowed is 24, and the format is two-player team Florida Scramble. The handicap index differential between the two players may not exceed 10. The USGA Handicap System will be used. For a registration form or sponsorship information, call the RGVHCC office at 956-928-0060.

 

 

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