April 9-10 – The Ninth Annual Edinburg UFO Festival 2021 continues April 9 from 5 to 10 p.m. in the courtyard at the Edinburg City Hall, also at 415 W. University Dr. Admission is free to the public for this night’s event which includes a planetarium, laser light show, tin foil hat station, games and vendors selling food, crafts and novelties. The public is encouraged to come dressed as a favorite alien personality for the costume contest. The Friday event is free. April 10, the “Out of This World Conference” runs from 5 to 10 p.m. at Ebony Hills Golf Course, 300 Mark Peña Drive. Guest speakers will share the information gleaned in their studies of unexplained phenomena and extraterrestrial life, including Nick Pope, Ben Hansen, Derrel Sims and Daniel Jones. Tickets for Saturday start at $25 and are available at www.edinburgufo.com. For more information, call the Sekula Library at 956-383-6246. Social distancing and other health measures will be practiced each day of the convention.
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 – Head to the Edinburg world Birding Center, 714 Raul Longoria Rd., from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for a family nature hike and explore the diversity of flora and fauna around the ponds and gardens. The program is free with paid admission. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register at edinburgwbc.org or call 956-381-9922.
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 13 – Every Tuesday in April participate in the Edinburg World Birding Center bird walks from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and is open to adult birders of all levels. All walks are free with paid admission or membership. Register a day prior to the tour date at edinburgwbc.org or call 956-381-9922. The EWBC is located at 714 Raul Longoria Rd.
April 14 – Calling all volunteers with a green thumb to help out at the Edinburg World Birding Center every Wednesday and Saturday during the month of April. From 8:15 to 11:30 a.m., assistance is needed with planting, weeding, and maintenance in the native plant nursery and community garden. For more information, contact Hanna Marble at 956-381-9922 or visit edinburgwbc.org. The EWBC is at 714 Raul Longoria Rd.
April 15 – The International Museum of Art & Science is hosting A Night at the Brew-seum from 7 to 10 p.m. with entertainment by Howl at the Moon. The “Brew-seum” is a unique festival that provides the community of the Rio Grande Valley with a one-of-a-kind cultural experience with a variety of cuisine from the Valley’s finest restaurants paired with a variety of craft beer. Brew-seum can also be celebrated from the comfort of home as a virtual experience. Brew-seum@Home kits are available for $100 and serve two with a combination of craft beer, food and sponsor swag. All tickets are on sale at https://brew-seum.com or by calling 956-681-2800 during business hours. IMAS member benefits include discounts to Brew-seum events. Everyone attending must be 21 years or older to attend. IMAS is located at 1900 W. Nolana, McAllen.
April 15 – The Texas Center for the Book is continuing its the #TXBookChat series 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.
April 17 – Join Hanna Marble, Edinburg World Birding Center resident yogi, as she leads children and families through a fun and easy yoga session on Saturday at 9 a.m. live on the EWBC Facebook page from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 956-381-9922 or go to edinburgwbc.org.
April 17 – Casa Om Yoga will be leading Brewseum Yoga & Beer at the International Museum of Art & Science from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Yoga passes are $30 and include a collectible towel for the class with drinks from Four Corners Brewing Co. Bring a mat for the session and view the IMAS art galleries following the class. Tickets are on sale at https://brew-seum.com or by calling 956-681-2800 during business hours. IMAS member benefits include discounts to Brew-seum events. Everyone attending must be 21 years or older to attend. IMAS is located at 1900 W. Nolana, McAllen.
April 22-24 – The Edinburg World Birding Center presents the Decomposition Timeline Trail from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to learn how single-use plastic items utilized daily for convenience can last longer than a lifetime on. The trail will be open during regular business hours, and participation is free with regular park admission. The EWBC is at 714 Raul Longoria Rd. Call 956-381-9922 for information.
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.