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Volunteer opportunity at Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen

Volunteer Mornings

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 
8:30 AM to 12:00 PMAdd To Outlook


Quinta Mazatlan
600 Sunset Dr.
McAllen  Texas  USA


(956) 681-3370


Join our volunteer coordinator for a fun morning of work and learning in our native gardens! Students, earn your service hours at Quinta Mazatlan! We are also a site certified for Texas Master Naturalist hours.

Date: Wednesdays & Saturdays (Year Round)

Time: 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Ages: All ages are welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only).


This Week at IMAS, McAllen




This Week at IMAS...


We're shaking things up a bit this week at IMAS with a variety of events for everyone in the the family. From Halloween to Dia de los Muertos to an opening reception, we're sure that you will have fun at IMAS.  We hope to see you at your museum this coming week.


IMAS Closed


Thursday, Oct. 30

All Day


IMAS will be closed on Thursday, October 30, 2014 due to a private event. IMAS will open on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


We apologize for any inconvenience.

Halloween at IMAS


Friday, Oct. 31

9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

$1 general admission


Looking for a fun and family-friendly environment to celebrate Halloween? Join us at IMAS for a super fun and spooky time. 

Visit our "Mad Scientist" Science Lab, partake in our special activities, join us in our Costume Carnival, or compete in our Pumpkin Carving Contest (bring your own carved pumpkin, theme: movie character).


Dia de los Muertos Festival

Nov. 1- Nov. 2

All Day


Join us for our 4th Annual "Dia de los Muertos" Festival.


We will be having performances, face painting, a Catrina contest, a sand painting demonstration from Oaxacan artist, plus much more.


Read on...


*Included in the price of general admission. FREE for IMAS Members.


Opening Reception:

"Memories" Honoring Sam Z. Coronado

Saturday, Nov. 1

1:00-3:00 p.m.


This exhibit is a retrospective of the legacy of one of the most important Chicano artists, as well as the co-founder of Mexic-Arte Museum, Texas' official Mexican and Mexican-American art museum. 


*Included in the price of general admission. FREE for IMAS Members.


Horario de Invierno 2014 en McAllen

Para todas las personas que viajarán a McAllen esta semana, quiero comunicarles que México va una hora atrás, lo comento principalmente por el horario de las tiendas y de los bancos.

El horario de Invierno en McAllen iniciará el Domingo 2 de Noviembre, lo que significa que tenemos que retrasar una hora todos los relojes.

Nos vemos en McAllen!

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2014 BGCM Fall Festival!

The Boys and Girls Club of McAllen is having a fall festival this Thursday October 30, 2014. 

The event will take place on the Othal E. Brand Center from 5 pm-8 pm.

Tickets for the event will be at $0.25 and everything at the event will range between 1 and 4 tickets.

There will be:

  • A Haunted House
  • Games
  • Activities
  • Food
  • Music
  • Trunk or Treat

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For more information please go to or call the Othal E. Brand Center at (956) 682-5791

Free Weekend Getaway in McAllen, Texas 2014


Embassy Suites Hotel McAllen

Register to win a fun Free Weekend at the beautiful Embassy Suites hotel in McAllen, Texas.  The package includes and is exclusively for our Mexico residents:

  • A Free Two (2) Night stay (One Room) at the beautiful Embassy Suites hotel
  • A $100 Shopping Card to La Plaza Mall
  • Deadline to Register is November 24, 2014
  • The winner will be notified on Monday, December 1, 2014

Register Here

You must be 18 years old to win.  Restrictions do apply. Hotel black-out dates will apply.

Valley Native Plant

Come and learn all the basics skills needed for hobby bird watching! Six sessions will be provided from October through November in Quinta Mazatlan! Awesome speakers including Benito Trevino and a great opportunity to purchase some native plants for one’s garden!


For more information enter or call 956-681-3373

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4th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at IMAS!

International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is holding its 4th annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival from Saturday, November 1, 2014 through Sunday, November 2, 2014. There will be various traditional activities for children and adults, including a sand painting demonstration by artist Shinzaburo Takeda, face painting, paper mache, a talk on Curanderos, print making demonstrations, sugar skull decorating, dance performances and much more! !

Along with the celebration, the Dia de los Muertos Festival will include an opening reception of “Memories” Honoring Sam Z. Coronado on Saturday, November 2, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This exhibit is a retrospective of the legacy of one of the most important Chicano artists, as well as the co-founder of Mexic-Arte Museum, Texas’ official Mexican and Mexican-American art museum.

Dia de los Muertos is a festive time of remembrance in which families decorate the tombs of deceased relatives and install memorial altars where special offerings are laid out with the intention of calling home the spirits of the dead. These altars can include everything from tissue-paper dolls, candles and pan de muerto (sugar-coated breads) to photographs, water glasses, musical instruments and a variety of other gifts. The tradition is to include items that would be appealing and comforting to the returning souls.

The Dia De Los Muertos Festival will take place at IMAS on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival is included in the price of general admission. General admission is FREE for IMAS members; $7/Adult; $5/Senior or Student w/ID; $4/Child (4-12).

For more information, please call (956) 682-0123 or visit

Day of the Dead 2014

Oktoberfest en McAllen

Con el verdadero espíritu del festival alemán, el Club Rotario del  Sur de McAllen, se enorgullece en presentar, Oktoberfest! Todos los años, los rotarios hacen un   esfuerzo juntos para organizar esta fiesta que ayuda a promover la buena voluntad y a tener mejores amistades, pero lo más importante es para recaudar dinero para apoyar a organizaciones de beneficencia de McAllen.

Disfruten de una gran noche llena de amigos, comida y diversión, todo para una buena causa! Los boletos cuestan $ 60.00 / $ 75.00 @ Door, con todo incluido. El Club Rotario del Sur de McAllen, es una organización sin fines de lucro para realizar obras de caridad.

Fecha: Jueves 30 de Octubre de 2014

Hora: 6:00 p.m a 11:00 p.m.

Lugar: IMAS (International Museum of Arts & Sciences)

            1900 Nolana

            McAllen, Tx.

Boletos limitados. Favor de presentar una identificación con fotografía y su recibo para recoger sus entradas. Para más información, tel: 1-866-937-3789.

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Oktoberfest at IMAS in McAllen

Oktoberfest - The bratwurst is hot, the drinks are ice cold, and the polka music is pumping!

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Thursday, Oktober 30, 2014 at IMAS (International Museum of Arts & Sciences)

Tickets: $60.00/ $75 @ Door

In the true spirit of the German festival, the Rotary Club of McAllen South is proud to present, Oktoberfest! Every year, Rotarians put together this festival in an effort to build goodwill and better friendships, but more importantly to raise money to support our local charities.  So get your tickets now and enjoy a great night full of friends, food and fun, that's all for a great cause! Tickets are only $60/$75 @ Door, and is all inclusive.  This is a non-profit fund raiser for the charities of the McAllen South Rotary Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food is served until we run out.  The event winds down at 11 p.m.  

Limited suppy of tickets.  Please have a photo ID and a receipt to pick up your tickets.  For more information you may contact McAllen South Rotary 1-866-937-3789

"Overcoming the Impossible" by Brittany Stewart, McAllen


Overcoming the ImpossibleYou’re Invited!

Please join us for the first opening reception of the Artist's Corner at the McAllen Heritage Center featuring the collection entitled "Overcoming the Impossible" by McAllen Artist, Brittany Stewart.

Brittany is currently a senior at the University of Texas-Pan American majoring in psychology with a minor in art.  She suffered from many health issues as a teen and credits her recovery to her own recreational therapy, where she discovered her talent for drawing.  Her art helped her to thrive despite her health issues and allowed her to function like other young adults, which at one point, she found impossible. Brittany is now planning to become a child psychologist, using art as a therapy tool.

Brittany’s work, entitled “Overcoming the Impossible,” creates a visual representation of her trials, tribulations and triumphs.  Her mediums include: sharpies, copic markers and acrylic paints in a style best described as a combination of contemporary, uncommon and eclectic.  She hopes to inspire others through her story and her art, providing that it is possible to overcome what may seem the impossible.

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