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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 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.

IMAS Events

The International Museum of Arts and Science (IMAS) has several events in the next couple of weeks that might interest you!
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014, 04:00pm - 06:00pm

Family Fun Night Activity; Glow Rock Eyes

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Create your own natural watch that works with the sunlight.

Location: International Museum of Art & Science

Contact (956) 682-0123

*Not included in the price of general admission. Limited Seating.


  • Friday, October 31, 2014 04:00pm - 06:00pm

Family Fun Night Activity; Sugar Skull Pumpkin



$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 the "Mad Scientist" Science Lab, partake in special activities, join us in the Costume Carnival, or compete in the Pumpkin Carving Contest (bring your own carved pumpkin, theme: movie character).
  • Saturday, November 01, 2014 09:00am - 05:00pm

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

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Location International Museum of Art & Science

Contact (956) 682-0123

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

IMAS is located at:

1900 Nolana
McAllen, TX 78504

Hours of operation are:

Monday:  Closed
Tues-Wed-Fri-Sat: 9am - 5pm
Thur: 9am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Contact information:

Phone:  (956) 682-0123
Fax: (956) 686-1813 


Festeja el Halloween en McAllen

En un esfuerzo para hacer de este Halloween una fiesta maravillosa e inolvidable con su familia, la ciudad de McAllen y organizaciones locales han establecido eventos impresionantes durante todo el mes de octubre. Ahora usted y sus hijos tienen muchisimas razones para usar sus trajes más de una vez este año.

Estos son algunos de los próximos eventos:

Festival de Halloween 2014
¡Llamando a todos los duendes, demonios, fantasmas y brujas! para celebrar con sus amigos y familia esta temporada de Halloween vestidos en su traje favorito, el Viernes 31 de octubre de 6:30 p.m. a 10:00 p.m. en el Municipal Park & Pool. Habrá música, comida, juegos, premios y, por supuesto, un montón de dulces!  Tambien habrá:

Paseos en Canoas Encantadas
• Juegos interactivos
• Juegos inflables
• Artes y manualidades
• Concurso de disfraces

Noche deTerror 5K
¡Cuidado con la oscuridad! Pongase su mejor disfraz y venga a visitar la carrera de 5 km en la Noche de terror o la caminata del sábado 18 de octubre a las 7:30 pm en el Parque Westside, ubicado en el 1000 South Ware Road. Habrá un montón de sorpresas espeluznantes para toda la familia. ¡Mantenga sus ojos abiertos y pongase Alerta! es posible que sólo se encontrará con una escena espeluznante aquí o allá. Una vez que pase la línea de llegada, podrá disfrutar de la comida, juegos, música y concursos con temática de Halloween. Los participantes que vistan un disfraz, recibirán un regalo especial.

Puede registrarse en City of McAllen Parks and Recreation tel : (956) 681-3333  o en

San Marcos United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
Horneando algunos dulces de calabaza para la temporada o tallando una linterna jack-o con los niños,  El Huerto de Calabazas en San Marcos es un éxito local cada año. Detengase en el 301 W. Pecan Blvd. en McAllen o llame al tel: 956-682-1481 para más detalles. El huerto de calabazas está listo. ¡Dese prisa antes de que todos se hayan ido!

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Prehistoric Trail at Quinta Mazatlan

Thursday, October 16th, Quinta Mazatlan will be hosting George Blasing. He is a paleontologist and animal behaviorist who speaks to all ages about dinosaurs. Definitively an event full of entertainment and education for the entire family.

QM Ancient Bird FLYER

For more information visit or call 956-681-3370

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!


For more information regarding the festival and the volunteer opportunity please enter or go to

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 or call 956-681-3370

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