November 11– The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library celebrates National Children’s Book Week and invites the public to a reading and puppet show presentation of the book Her Butterfly Effect: When the Evergreens Blossomed Orange by Dr. Elaine M. Hernandez from 12 to 2 p.m. For more information, call the library at 956-383-6246, stop by at 1906 S. Closner Blvd., or go to the website at edinburglibrary.us.
November 11 –The public is invited to a Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. at the Veterans War Memorial of Texas, 29th St. & Colonel Plummer Dr., in McAllen. Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa will be the keynote speaker. Students from Vanguard Academy, McAuliffe Elementary, and Hendricks Elementary will be in attendance to perform. For questions or further info, call Hartzog at 956-605-3486.
November 18– Reservations are required for the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park Jr. Ranger club at 2 p.m. Programs are included in the park admission. Meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters. Call ahead to confirm the program schedule and details at 956-584-9156. Bentsen Park is located on 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission.
November 18 – The UTRGV Spirit Program invites UTRGV students – current and future – to try out for the university’s inaugural Drill Team. It is open to students, transfer students and high school seniors and juniors. Students can fill out the form at link.utrgv.edu/drillteam. For any other questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 20 –This is date is the deadline to submit an entry by 5 p.m. for the McAllen Holiday Shoebox Parade at McAllen City Hall, Office of Communications. Visit mcallen.net for complete rules and entry guidelines. For questions or more information, contact Sam Diaz at 956-681-1206 or via email at email@example.com.
November 26– Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park staff brings back the Nature’s Memories program where participants learn about the history of nature journaling. Reservations are required for the workshop to be held at 2 p.m. Programs are included in the park admission. Meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters. Call ahead to confirm the program schedule and details at 956-584-9156. Bentsen Park is located on 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission.
December 1– This is the deadline date for South Texas College Theatre’s Third Annual South Texas Latinx New Play Festival entries by all Latino playwrights to submit their new play scripts. Scripts can be submitted at https://forms.gle/rQZHJmJihghKWpMd6. Deadline for play submissions is by the end 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. All Latino/Latinx/e community over the age of 18 are invited to submit. For more information regarding the festival, contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 956-872-2301.
December 2 – This the next shipping date for the Game Changers McTX 10th annual “Operation RGV Cares” event to collect, address and ship care packages and greeting cards to service members deployed during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. Anyone who knows a unit or service member deployed during this period and would like for them to receive care packages, is asked to provide their name, address, and point of contact. Go to thedoormcallen.com/game-changers, send an email to email@example.com or call 956-563-0877.
December 15 – This date is the deadline to register for the 2024 South Texas Border Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist training class. Cameron, Hidalgo and Starr county residents over the age of 18 and Winter Texans are invited to participate.Class size is limited. The cost is $150 and includes textbook, fees, T-shirt, name tag and a one-year membership. Scholarships of $100 are available. To apply for the class or request a scholarship, follow the instructions in the downloadable icons on the “New Class” webpage at stbctmn.org/the-next-class. For information, contact the new class director, Jim Gerry, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-464-4622. Check out the chapter website at stbctmn.org.