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McAllen Book Festival

For the first time, McAllen is having his own book festival, which will promote literacy for children and teens. Over thirty authors and illustrators are scheduled for the Festival plus some local musical performances!

Also, if you are looking to impact the community you live in, the McAllen Book Festival is looking for you and needing book lovers to volunteer their time and talent. Many different positions are offered!

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For more information regarding the festival and the volunteer opportunity please enter www.mcallenbookfestival.com or go to www.facebook.com/mcallenbookfestival

Intro to Birding and Bird Behavior

 

Come and learn all the basics skills needed for hobby bird watching! Six sessions will be provided from October through November in Quinta Mazatlan!

 

For more information enter www.quintamazatlan.com or call 956-681-3373

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Native Plant Mini-Festival

We are celebrating NATIVE PLANTS with a mini-festival on Saturday, October 25th! Come and join us to celebrate the backyards and the urban forest. Well known speakers are going to be present in this celebration like Benito Trevino and John Goolsby, also some gardens and forest tours are going to be offered.

 

All this will take place at Quinta Mazatlan!

Valley Native Plant Day FLYER

For more information you can go to www.quintamazatlan.com or call 956-681-3370

Concurso para Fin de Semana Gratis en McAllen

Registrate para ganar un Fin de Semana Gratis en uno de nuestros hermosos hoteles de McAllen, Texas.

El premio incluye:

    • 2 Noches de estancia (una habitación) en uno de los hoteles de McAllen cercanos a La Plaza Mall
    • 1 Tarjeta de Compras para la Plaza Mall con valor de $100 dlls.

 

El ultimo día para registrarse es el 24 de Noviembre del 2014.

El ganador será notificado el lunes 1 de Diciembre del 2014.

Este Concurso es para Mexicanos mayores de 18 años de edad. Se aplican restricciones. Las fechas se aplicarán a discreción del hotel.

Registrese en: http://blog.mcallencvb.com/free-weekend-getaway

Suerte!

Arts of the Rio Grande Calendar of Events

ArtsRGV.com Week at a Glance Calendar

October 9, 2014 - October 15, 2014

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Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

10/09/14


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Buckets of Fun - Fun with Water
Carol Goolsby
956-681-3370
cgoolsby@mcallen.net
Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Family Fun Night Activity; Homemade Clay
Abby Alaniz
(956) 682-0123
aalaniz@imasonline.org
International Museum of Art & Science; 1900 Nolana; McAllen, TX
To learn more about our events, click here!


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Nature Speaker Series: Butterflies of the RGV, Javier De Leon, TPDW
Colleen Hook
956-681-3370
chook@mcallen.net
Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX


7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Richard III
Elva Galvan
956-665-3581
galvane@utpa.edu
The University of Texas - Pan American; Jeffers Theatre; ARHU Building; Edinburg, TX
http://www.utpa.edu/theatre


10/10/14


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

History of Quinta Mazatlan Tour
Tiffany Kersten
956-681-3370
tkersten@mcallen.net
Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX


6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Jardin del Arte
Magdiel Alfonso
956-383-6246
magdiel@edinburglibrary.us
Edinburg City Auditorium; 415 W McIntyre; Edinburg, TX


7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Richard III
Elva Galvan
956-665-3581
galvane@utpa.edu
The University of Texas - Pan American; Jeffers Theatre; ARHU Building; Edinburg, TX
http://www.utpa.edu/theatre


10/11/14


HESTEC Community Day
The University of Texas - Pan American; 1201 W University Dr; Edinburg, TX


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Songbird Stroll: Bird Watching
Tiffany Kersten
956-681-3370
tkersten@mcallen.net
Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteer Mornings - Wednesdays & Saturdays (year round)
Tiffany Kersten
956-681-3370
tkersten@mcallen.net
Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Intro to Birding & Behavior
Tiffany Kersten
956-681-3370
tkersten@mcallen.net
Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX


9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Farmers Market at Fireman's Park
Barbara Storz
956-383-1026
b-storz@tamu.edu
Fireman's Park; corner of Business 83 & 2nd St; McAllen, TX


10:00 AM

Container Gardening presentation by Master Gardener Esmeralda Guerra
Frontera Audubon
956-968-3275
Frontera Audubon; 1101 S Texas Blvd; Weslaco, TX


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Branching Out 2014: A Genealogical Fair
craig stone
956-541-5560
cstone@brownsvillehistory.org
Brownsville Heritage Museum; 1325 E Washington St; Brownsville, TX


6:30 PM

¡FANDANGO! 2014
Evelyn Herbold
956-383-6911
eherbold@mosthistory.org
Museum of South Texas History; 200 N Closner; Edinburg, TX
http://MOSTHistory.org


7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Richard III
Elva Galvan
956-665-3581
galvane@utpa.edu
The University of Texas - Pan American; Jeffers Theatre; ARHU Building; Edinburg, TX
http://www.utpa.edu/theatre


10/12/14


2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Richard III
Elva Galvan
956-665-3581
galvane@utpa.edu
The University of Texas - Pan American; Jeffers Theatre; ARHU Building; Edinburg, TX
http://www.utpa.edu/theatre


10/13/14


10/14/14


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Songbird Stroll: Bird Watching
Tiffany Kersten
956-681-3370
tkersten@mcallen.net
Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Backyard Habitat Steward
Colleen Hook
956-681-3370
chook@mcallen.net
Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

VSO Luncheon - Weekly Radio Program with Andrés Amado
Dr. Andres Amado
amadopinedaar@utpa.edu
Harlingen, TX
http://www.valleyorchestra.org


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Dance Classes
Homar Gonzalez
210-860-6157
borntodance1988@gmail.com
4320 N. Bicentennial; McAllen, TX


10/15/14


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteer Mornings - Wednesdays & Saturdays (year round)
Tiffany Kersten
956-681-3370
tkersten@mcallen.net
Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Garden Walk & Talk
Tiffany Kersten
956-681-3370
tkersten@mcallen.net
Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center; 600 Sunset; McAllen, TX


 

Click here to go to the artsrgv.com calendar.

Recognizing Great Value in the Arts of the Rio Grande Valley

since 2006

 

Want your event posted in the ArtsRGV.com calendar?

Here’s how to get it done:

1. Go directly to the events calendar from http://www.artsrgv.com and submit your OWN event.  In other words, event organizers need to input their own events into the calendar, not just send me email about it.

2. Notice “Click Here to Submit an Event” at top of page under gray buttons. Click it.  Form may seem to load slowly.

3. Click correct date on small calendar in the upper right.

4. Complete information in boxes.

5. You may cut and paste into the description field from a word processor.

6.  Don’t forget the drop-downs for location, keyword1 and keyword2.  These allow people to search the calendar by “type of event” and “city”.

7. When finished, click “Submit this Event”.

8. The above is required for me to send your event poster out on the listserv!    Virginia Haynie Gause

 

Tails and Trails 5k

Tails & Trails RGV is an annual run/walk in the RGV
Mission:
Spread awareness about the importance of pet adoption & healthy lifestyles for you are your pets!
Description:
Founded by Ashlynn Biel Elliff & Adriana Trevino: Tails & Trails RGV is an annual run/walk in the Rio Grande Valley for anyone and their dogs! It's goal is to spread awareness of the importance of pet adoption & a healthy lifestyle for you and your pets! 

Benefits Palm Valley Animal Center
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Contact Information:
tailsandtrails5krgv@gmail.com

McAllen's Vida Verde, April 18th, 2015

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Living Green Festival South Texas Style

Join the nation in celebrating Earth Day at the largest celebration in South Texas called VIDA
VERDE-living green!  Catch local musical acts, performance art, Dinosaur
George, Green Magician, Wild Birds of Prey, Reptile Adventures, Organic Cooking
Classes, Cooking with Natives like Prickly Pear Cactus, Farmer’s Market, Green
Business Expo, Eco-Art Exhibit, Kids Corner, Food Court and more all from 9 am
to 4 pm on Saturday at Quinta Mazatlan.  Kick-off the morning in a healthy
way and participate in the Run Wild 5K at 7:00 am…with a run through the forest
sanctuary!  Visitors will learn about the colorful native birds with
bright colors like the Green Jay, Altamira Oriole and Kiskadee as they greet you
at the gates to the historic Quinta Mazatlan—a mansion with a mission. 
For more information please visit www.quintamazatlan.com.

Cristian Castro en McAllen

Después de obtener el Disco de Platino por más de 80,000 copias vendidas de su álbum “Primera Fila – Día 1”, Cristian Castro regresa con la segunda parte de esta producción  con una gran canción de la autoría de Mario Domm “DÉJAME CONMIGO” y que en la voz de Cristian resulta magnifica.

 

Fecha:         Jueves 9 de Octubre de 2014

Hora:           8:30 PM

Lugar:          McAllen Convention Center

                   700 Convention Center Blvd

 

No te lo pierdas!

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The Artist's Corner @ McAllen Heritage Center

You’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.

 

MHC-Brittany

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers Workshop, the Art of Paper-Making McAllen

 

Hinovations Art Gallery invites teachers in the elementary level to participate in a fun and educational art and science workshop titled “The Art of Paper Making”.   The workshop is Free and takes place on Friday, October 24 from 11 am to 12:30pm.  Limited space is available and reservations are required by Tuesday, October 21.  This workshop is dynamic, informative and can be formatted for all graded levels as well as for personal satisfaction.  Participants will learn how to create their own recycled paper, make paper from scraps, be able to discuss paper making and assemble a basic kit for paper-making, develop and share a better understanding of recycling, integrate science and the water-cycle as part of the learning/teaching curriculum.  If teachers are unable to assist but are interested in the workshop, Hinovations will travel to the school for a minimal introductory rate of $10 per teacher.  A few requirements apply, please call for more information.


Hinovations Art Gallery promotes Art Advocacy in the classrooms through its “Art on the Move” Outreach Program.  The Gallery serves over 1500 students yearly throughout the valley with art education.  Learning in the visual arts today plays a vital role in the education of all people, no matter their ages, ability levels, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, gender, or religious beliefs. An arts-infused education provides more than one viewpoint, multiple examples, and complementary ways of understanding.  Arts-infused examples include: symmetry (science, math, visual arts); characterization (writing, theater, visual arts, reading); and narrative sequence (reading, writing, visual arts, dance, theater).  Art enables students to identify and apply authentic connections between two or more disciplines and/or to understand essential concepts that transcend individual disciplines.

For additional information and to receive an Outreach Packet, please email to hinovationsartgallery@gmail.com  or contact Raquel Hinojosa at 956-688-6461. Gallery hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday from 1pm to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm or by appointment.  McAllen

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