September 29 – October 31– Join in this season’s Hawk Watch that takes place daily at the Hawk Tower at Bentsen-RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission. Volunteers will be available from 9 to 11 a.m., weather permitting, to help observers identify these birds of prey during the migration count. Call 956-584-9156 for more information.
September 30– A drive-thru clinic for veterans to receive flu shots will be held at the McAllen VA Outpatient Clinic, 901 E. Hackberry Ave. It will be in operation from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. To receive a flu shot, Veterans must be enrolled in VA health care. Veterans should not get the flu vaccine if they do not feel well. Participants are asked to wear a mask while getting vaccinated and to wear comfortable clothing with easy access to the upper arm. For more information, call 855-864-0516.
October 14– Save the date and be on the lookout for updates for the Solar Eclipse event at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr., Mission. Meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters. Due to unforeseen issues, call ahead to confirm the program schedule at 956-584-9156.