September 25 & 29 – The McAllen String Academy is offering Mommy & Me Classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays through Dec. 18. It will be held at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St., Ste. 12. Based on the theory of freedom of movement with María Montessoris’ method, this class promotes the consolidation of coordinated gross motor movement with fixed rhythm, appreciation of classical music, social adaptation, self-confidence and encouragement of natural curiosity and imagination. For more information call 956-280-6706 or visit mcallenstringacademy.com.
September 29 – UTRGV’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease department will host a seminar on mosquitos and the diseases they carry. The free event and will be held virtually from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The event is to inform the public about the basics and risks of arboviral diseases – viruses contracted from an infected mosquito; vector-borne diseases that are considered arboviral include West Nile, chikungunya, Zika and dengue. For more information or to register, visit, www.utrgv.edu/cvbd.
September 30 – The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer as a fundraiser benefit for Palm Valley Animal Society (PVAS) from 5 to 7 p.m. at PVAS Laurie P. Andrews Center, 2451 N. Expressway 281, Edinburg. Attendees are encouraged to make a donation to www.pvastx.org/donate. To RSVP or for more information, visit www.edinburg.com.
October 1 – The Art of Giving Annual Banquet takes place at 7 p.m. at The Old Church Winery, 700 N. Main St., McAllen. The event benefits students in the arts and offers a night of live music, fine arts and dinner. For ticket reservations, call 956-445-6784.
October 1 – The CodeRGV monthly meeting is back. The group meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month to share what you they are working on, learn what others are working on and how to help Build Better Nerds. The group meets at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St., Ste. 12.
October 2 – Mission High School Classes alumni for 1970-79 will have a combined reunion at Mission Bell Resort, 1711 E. Business 83 in Mission. Music by The Cruisers will keep the dance party going from 6 p.m. to midnight. Individual tickets are $15 per person in advance and $20 at the door. Reserved tables for eight are $125. Tickets are going fast; early purchase is encouraged. Everyone attending is to bring their own beverages, coolers and food. For more information or tickets, call Arturo Magallan at 956-778-7232; Ginger Silva, 956-605-6973; or Hector Cavazos, 956-607-8396.
October 26 – The 15th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Silent Auction will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg. Local restaurants will provide tastings of their signature food offerings. It features music, silent auctions, and a drawing for a new Cartier watch or Louis Vuitton purse. One-of-a-kind ceramic bowls are included with each ticket. For more information or to sign up a business, contact Philip Farias, special events manager, at 956-904-4513 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 22-24 – The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RGVHCC) announces their inaugural “RGV Jalapeño Amateur Championship Golf Tournament at McAllen Palm View Golf Course. Only 150 players will be allowed, handicaps of 19 or less will be accepted, and seven flights will be scheduled. Entry fee is $150 with enrollment to be done online or at the RGVHCC office, 801 E. Fern, Ste. 131, McAllen. For more information, call the RGVHCC at 956-928-0060.
January 22 – The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Tex-Mex Fest Grammy Tour scholarship fundraiser at Payne Arena in Hidalgo. Featured performers include La Mafia, Little Joe y Familia, and Elida y Avante. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the entertainment runs from 7 p.m. to midnight. Ticket prices are $20, $25, $35 and $45 per person. Tickets on the floor level are $100 per person. Tables for eight are available for $1,000. Call the RGVHCC at 956-928-0060 for information and tickets.