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Events Calendar

November 13– Learn about Dutch Oven Cooking at 2 p.m. at Bentsen-RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission. The class is included with park admission Space is limited and reservations are required. Meet at the tram turnaround at the park headquarters; call ahead at 956-584-9156 to confirm the program schedule and for more information.

November 13 –Speer Memorial Library has planned a Health Awareness Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  for the general public to gather information about local gym memberships, managing eating habits, insurance options, and other health advice. For more information, call the library at 956-580-8754, go to mission.lib.tx.us, or send an email to reference@missiontexas.us. The library is located at 12th and Kika De La Garza in Mission.

November 13 – The Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty Ave., presents “Living Beyond Borders: Growing up Mexican in America,” with Margarita Longoria at 11 a.m. at the museum. Admission is free to the public; light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 956-580-8646, or visit missionmuseum.org.

November 17– The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet & Greet Little Joe reception at the Casa de Palmas from 6 to 8 p.m. Little Joe y La Familia will be performing for a Scholarship Fundraising Concert for the RGV Hispanic Chamber Education Foundation on Jan. 22, 2022, along with La Mafia and Elida Reyna and Avante. Limited tickets to the reception are being sold,. Prices are $50 and $75 per person.  For more information, call the RGVHCC at 956-928-0060.

November 16– Speer Memorial Library hosts the next book discussion for the book Girl with a Pearl Earring in the library’s Community Room, and online via Zoom, at 5:30 p.m. in Spanish, and at 6:30 p.m. in English.  A link will be sent to those who wish to attend via Zoom. Speer Memorial Library is located at 12th and Kika De La Garza in Mission. Free copies of the book will be available, while supplies last, to people who sign up for the discussions. To sign up, call 956-580-8754, or send an email to reference@missiontexas.us and include a contact name and telephone number. The title is available in English as an e-book and e-audiobook, and in Spanish as an e-book, at https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/HidalgoCountyLS.

November 19– Save the date for the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Noche en El Rancho Gala at La Estrella Ranch, 11415 N. Mayberry Rd., Mission.  For sponsorships or tickets, call the RGVHCC office a 956-928-0060.

November 20– Learn how to create a butterfly garden at 9:30 a.m. at Bentsen-RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission. The class is included with park admission. Space is limited and reservations are required. Meet at the tram turnaround at the park headquarters; call ahead at 956-584-9156 to confirm the program schedule and for more information.

November 20 – Sign up for the Palm Valley Animal Society’s First Annual Give a Bark 5K Walk/Run at Fireman’s Park, at 201 N. 1st St. in McAllen. The main event will kick off at 8 a.m. with a one-mile doggie dash starting at 9 a.m. A breakfast for participants will be held at the “Give a Meow Brunch” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the public at University Draft House. Proceeds from the brunch will benefit PVAS. Registration is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the one-mile Doggie Dash. Register at endurancesplits.redpodium.com/give-a-bark-5k-runwalk. All registered participants will receive a T-shirt, bib and medal.

November 21– Bentsen-RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission presents Nature’s Memories: Documenting Nature for Yourself and Others at 2 p.m. The class is included with park admission. Space is limited and reservations are required. Meet at the tram turnaround at the park headquarters; call ahead at 956-584-9156 to confirm the program schedule and for more information.

November 25– The Bentsen-RGV State Park Thanksgiving Tram Tours will run at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The park is located at 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission. Space is limited and reservations are required. Meet at the tram turnaround at the park headquarters; call ahead at 956-584-9156 to confirm the program schedule and for more information.

November 26– In addition to the Bentsen-RGV State Park weekly birding tours on Saturdays and Sundays there will be an additional tour on this Friday at 8:30 a.m. The park is located at 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission. Space is limited and reservations are required. Meet at the tram turnaround at the park headquarters; call ahead at 956-584-9156 to confirm the program schedule and for more information.

November 27– Finish off the month and the Thanksgiving weekend with a workshop on Useful and Edible Plants at 9:30 a.m. at Bentsen-RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission. Space is limited and reservations are required. Meet at the tram turnaround at the park headquarters; call ahead at 956-584-9156 to confirm the program schedule and for more information.

November 30 – This is the deadline date to enter the 2021 Save Texas History Essay Contest for 4th and 7th grade students. The statewide contest encourages students to promote their communities’ history by answering an important question: “What history in your community is worth saving?” Two grand prize winners will each receive a $500 gift card and more, and five other finalists in each grade will receive $100 gift cards and more. Entries must meet all eligibility requirements. More information and the contest entry form can be found at savetexashistory.org/education/essay-contest/index.html, or by contacting essaycontest@glo.texas.gov.

January

January 1 – Save the date and ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike at Bentsen-RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission. Choose to participate in a self-guided or limited capacity guided hike. Details will be announced at a later date. Space is limited and reservations are required. Meet at the tram turnaround at the park headquarters; call ahead at 956-584-9156 to confirm the program schedule and for more information.

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.

 

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