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February 11– Bentsen RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr., presents Star Stories at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. All scheduled programs are free with park admission.  Participants will meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters. Programs are subject to cancellation. Contact park staff at 956-584-9156 for more information and updates.

February 13 – The Mission First Global Methodist Church will host their 2024 Soup & Sub fundraiser. There are two serving times at the church, 1101 Doherty Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For $10, they will offer a choice from homemade soups along with a six-inch sub made to order. The meal also includes a dessert and a beverage. Diners can eat in or take it to go. Advance tickets can be purchased at the church office, 1101 Doherty Ave., Mission. Walk-in diners that day will also be welcomed. Call the church at 956-5858-1665 or go to missionfumc.com for more information.

February 13– The Magic Valley Retirement P.E.O. Group will celebrate 45 years of being a retirement group at their 12 p.m. meeting in the Bob Evans Room at John Knox Village, 1300 S. Border Ave, Weslaco. A salad luncheon is planned.  For additional information, call Connie at 402-641-0125 and to make a reservation.

February 15– The City of Pharr will host a a Job Fair to fill approximately 50 open positions in various departments throughout the city. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pharr EMS, 3000 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr. Qualified candidates are invited to participate in on-site interviews. Dress to impress, bring multiple resume copies, and be prepared to discuss how skills and experience. Candidates may undergo background checks and physical examinations as part of the hiring process.

February 22– The next International Museum of Art & Science early childhood learning and play is Dot Your ABCs for toddlers ages one through five. Families will receive free admission for the workshop. More information and pre-registration is available at theimasonline.org/young-adventurers.

February 29– The next Wild Wellness program at Bentsen RGV State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr., begins at 8:30 a.m. All scheduled programs are free with park admission.  Participants will meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters. Programs are subject to cancellation. Contact park staff at 956-584-9156 for more information and updates.

March 6– The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “Women of Distinction” awards dinner and expo will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mission Event Center, 200 N. Shary Rd. Tickets are $50 per person and $600 for a table of eight. Member vendor tables are $150 and $250 for vendor non-members. To purchase a reserved table, vendor table and for sponsorship information, contact Cissy Saenz, event director, at the RGVHCC at 956-928-0060.

March 6– This is the deadline for the Texas General Land Office to accept admissions for the 28th Annual Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest. The contest encourages all public, private, and homeschooled Texas students in kindergarten through sixth grade to enter. Artwork should be based on the theme “Treasures of the Texas Coast” and depict what makes the Texas coast important to each individual student. All entries must be postmarked by March 6 and sent to Texas General Land Office, Adopt-A-Beach Program: Children’s Art Contest 2024, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, TX 78711-2873. For more information, entry and artwork guidelines, and to secure an entry form, visit AdoptABeach.org.

March 15 – This is the deadline date to apply for a scholarship offered by the Rio Grande Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League honoring local U.S. Marine Sergeant Juan Calderon Jr. who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving as a member of 3d Battalion 1st Marine Regiment, on Aug. 2, 2004. He died while conducting Security and Stability operations in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. The scholarship is open to children of U.S. Marines and other veterans living in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties. It can be used for undergraduate or technical training at accredited institutions. The official application and full criteria can be found by visiting mclrgv.org/scholarship.

March 21– The next International Museum of Art & Science early childhood learning and play is Nature Bugs for toddlers ages one through five. Families will receive free admission for the workshop. More information and pre-registration is available at theimasonline.org/young-adventurers.

April 2– The next International Museum of Art & Science early childhood learning and play is Block-A-Thon for toddlers ages one through five. Families will receive free admission for the workshop. More information and pre-registration is available at theimasonline.org/young-adventurers.

May 15– The next International Museum of Art & Science early childhood learning and play is Space Adventure for toddlers ages one through five. Families will receive free admission for the workshop. More information and pre-registration is available at theimasonline.org/young-adventurers.

 

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