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March 18-April 30– Join Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park naturalists and volunteers from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hawk Tower to observe, count, and discuss the thousands of raptors that migrate through the park. Meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters. Included in the park admission, reservations are required. Call ahead to confirm the program schedule details at 956-584-9156. Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park is located at 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission.

March 19 – Learn more about Useful and Edible Plants the Rio Grande Valley has to offer in a workshop at 9:30 a.m. Programs are free with park admission, but space is limited; reservations are required. Meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters, and call ahead to confirm the schedule and details at 956-584-9156. The park is located on 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission.

March 19, 26– Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission, offers bird walks ever Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters. Included in the park admission, reservations are required. Call ahead to confirm the program schedule details at 956-584-9156.

March 20– Youth can join in the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park’s Jr. Ranger Club at 2 p.m. Meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters. Included in the park admission, reservations are required. Call ahead to confirm the program schedule details at 956-584-9156. The park is located at 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission.

March 23-24 – The eighth annual South Texas All Hazards Conference will be held at the McAllen Performing Arts Center and McAllen Convention Center. The conference is open to local, state or federal personnel who respond to emergencies.The six conference tracks are Public Health and Hospitals; Emergency Response; Law Enforcement; Educational Institutions; Faith Based and Non-Profits; and COOP Continuity of Operations Planning for Business. Registration is open for all interested in attending and can be accessed at https://bit.ly/31Eyx0m or by calling 979-458-6833, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 956-318-2426.

March 24– Explore the special characteristics of Creatures of the Night in a program at 6:30 p.m. at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr., Mission. Included in the park admission, reservations are required. Call ahead to confirm the program schedule details at 956-584-9156.

March 25-27– TheMission High School Class of 1970 will hold their 50-year reunion with a mixer at the Whistling Duck in Mission on Friday, a semi-formal evening dinner and dance on Saturday at the Mission Event Center, and a farewell breakfast on Sunday (location to be announced). For more information, look up the reunion at classreport.org, go to the Mission High Class of 1970 Facebook page, or send an email to Eaglesclassof1970@gmail.com.

March 26– A new program, First Steps in Nature, will be held at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission. Call ahead to confirm the program schedule details at 956-584-9156.

April 5 – The next book discussion at Speer Memorial Library is on The Great Quake at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Some copies of the book are available at the library to check out for those who sign up for the discussion. Stop by the library at 12th and Kika de la Garza Loop or call at 956-580-8754 to reserve a copy.  This title is also available in English as an e-audiobook at ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/HidalgoCountyLS.

April 6– The next IMAS Museum from Home workshop studies Leonardo da Vinci’s world of engineering. Youth participate through a live Zoom webinar hosted by an IMAS educator to lead them through a hands-on lesson. Supplies are included in an activity kit to be picked up via curbside on the Saturday prior to the workshop. Cost is $6 for IMAS members and $12 for others. Sessions are at 2 p.m. for 3rd through 5th grades and 3:30 p.m. for 6th through 12th. For more information, call 956-681-2800.  IMAS is at 1900 Nolana Ave., McAllen.

April 30 – The RGV Aggie Moms Chapter will host the12th Man Scholarship Golf tournament at Los Lagos Golf Course in Edinburg. Entry fee for a three-man team is $500 with proceeds benefitting scholarships for local kids attending Texas A&M.  The event includes breakfast, snacks, gift bags with shirts and lunch. Team prizes to be awarded are $900, first place; $600, second; and $300, third, plus, Hole-in-One awards, and contests for longest putt and drive closest to the line, along with door prizes. For more information, call Cynthia Sakulenzki at 956-451-5255; Rosie Quiones, 956-212-7061; Sandra Tovar, 956-367-1092; or Estella Ramos, 956-536-8881.

May 4– The next IMAS Museum from Home workshop studies the art of basketry. Youth participate through a live Zoom webinar hosted by an IMAS educator to lead them through a hands-on lesson. Supplies are included in an activity kit to be picked up via curbside on the Saturday prior to the workshop. Cost is $6 for IMAS members and $12 for others. Sessions are at 2 p.m. for 3rd through 5th grades and 3:30 p.m. for 6th through 12th. For more information, call 956-681-2800.  IMAS is at 1900 Nolana Ave., McAllen.

June 1 – The next IMAS Museum from Home workshop takes a look at art history. Youth participate through a live Zoom webinar hosted by an IMAS educator to lead them through a hands-on lesson. Supplies are included in an activity kit to be picked up via curbside on the Saturday prior to the workshop. Cost is $6 for IMAS members and $12 for others. Sessions are at 2 p.m. for 3rd through 5th grades and 3:30 p.m. for 6th through 12th. For more information, call 956-681-2800.  IMAS is at 1900 Nolana Ave., McAllen.

 

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