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McAllen -Home Garden Tour Tickets Going Fast for Sat, April 25

We wish to thank our generous homeowners who have graciously agreed to share their gardens with the people of the valley.

WELCOME

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating

Saturday - April 25, 2015

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Tour gardens located in McAllen.

Cost is $5.00 to tour all three gardens.

{Tickets may be purchased prior to the event at the Extension office,

410 N. 13th Avenue in Edinburg or at any of the homes on day of tour}

Call 956/383-1026 for information.

Who are Texas Master Gardeners?

Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their outdoor space by improving their own yards, being good stewards of our land, and forming new sustainable attitudes towards our environment.

What sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture, provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Contact For information on the next Master Gardener trainingAshley Gregory, Extension Horticulturist, at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 956/383-1026 or by e-mail at ahgregory@ag.tamu.edu.

Home Gardens

1. Trev & Donna Jo Sparks

329 S. McColl

McAllen, TX 78501

The Sparks certainly have a spark for being different by following their commitment to living a healthy lifestyle that extends to the environment by working with nature to provide an outdoor space with plenty of food, entertainment, serenity, beauty, and a relaxing space. See many different niches and areas of their space that can provide inspiration for any gardener or homeowner looking for something different.

2. Glynn Morgan

600 E. Dallas Avenue

McAllen, TX 78501

Mr. Morgan’s ½ acre backyard is divided by brick walkways creating different gardens. Over the last 50 years it has evolved into an area that gives you a feeling of being in a rural wooded area.

3. George & Virginia Gause

517 E. Dallas Avenue

McAllen, TX 78501

What sets this backyard apart is that almost all his plants are container grown. His yard includes themes ranging from the tropics to the desert. You will see yard art with water features all nestled around the winding lawn.

The Market at McAllen

The Market at McAllen one of the premier farmers markets in South Texas.  You can find everything from local produce and cage free eggs to arts and crafts from local vendors, showcasing their passion for healthy and creative living. You can find The Market at the McAllen Public Library every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Photo credit: @valleyite photo resized 600

Enchanting India Returns to IMAS-McAllen

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McALLEN – The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) Cultural Series presents the Enchanting India Festival Sunday April 19 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.                                                                                                                                             

Now in its second year the event seeks to highlight the diversity of the Rio Grande Valley's Indian community. Vistors of all ages will be able to enjoy a number of traditional activities and customs that are celebrated throughout India.                                                         

This year's lineup of events will offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about India's culture by traditional foods, Rangoli Folk art and Henna, a Bollywood performance and Indian-inspired Fashion Shows. IMAS worked with the India Association of the Rio Grande Valley for the planning of this event.

The Enchanting India Festival is included in the price of general admission. General admission is free for IMAS Members; $7 for adults, $5 for senior and students with ID; $4 for child. For more information please call (956) 682 - 0123 or visit www.imasonline.org.

Friday Night Hike at McAllen Nature Center

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Friday Night Hike at McAllen Nature Center

The McAllen Nature Center is offering a night hike on Friday, April 24th from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Enjoy a spring evening with the creatures of the night! Bring a flashlight, bug spray, and wear close-toed shoes. We’ll look for spiders, bats, frogs, toads, and nocturnal birds
including pauraques and nighthawks. If we get lucky we might see a snake or an
owl! This program is offered free of charge.

McAllen Nature Center is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 8 am until noon. It is located
at 4101 W Business 83, between Bentsen Road and Ware Road. The Center features 3/4
mile of ADA accessible trails which meander through native habitat. The park provides great opportunities to look for birds and butterflies, or simply enjoy a walk in nature. Park admission is free. For more information on the McAllen Nature Center, contact the City of McAllen Parks & Recreation at (956) 681-3333.

PHOTO CAPTION: Join the adventure at the McAllen Nature Center for the Friday Night Hike on April 24th at 8 pm!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tiffany Kersten

McAllen Parks and Recreation

(956) 681-3333

tkersten@mcallen.net

McAllen City Seal Art Contest

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City Seal Art Contest Announcement

The City of McAllen is looking for a design to create a new City Seal. The City Seal will be used on official documents, and may also be used on city flags, websites, official city pins, business cards, letterhead, awards, and other formal places.

The McAllen City Seal should be indicative of the history and culture of McAllen. It should be a design appropriate for multiple uses, from very large to very small.

To enter, go to www.exploremcallen.com/cityseal

and upload your design.

The winning design will be used by the City of McAllen. The creator of the winning design will receive $1,500  and recognition during an upcoming City Commission meeting.

Deadline to submit designs is April 30, 2015.

City Seal Design Contest Rules

  1. By entering this contest the applicant declares that all entries submitted are original artwork designed by the applicant. By submitting art, the applicant accepts sole responsibility for any infringement on copyrighted materials.
  2. There is no restriction on the number of designs a person may submit.
  3. There is no fee to submit artwork designs.
  4. All entries must be submitted online. Uploaded images must not exceed 1200X1200 px, and resolution must not be greater than 72 dpi. Acceptable formats are jpg, gif, pdf.
  5. The selected design will become property of the City of McAllen, with all rights assigned thereto in perpetuity.
  6. The McAllen City Commission will select the winning design. Decision of the City Commission is final.
  7. Applicants further declare that they are at least 18 years of age or have the permission of their legal guardian to enter the contest.
  8. The contest is open to all people who reside, work, or attend school or church in McAllen.
  9. The artist submitting the winning entry will receive $1,500.

10. By entering the contest, the applicant agrees to abide by the rules of the contest
as set forth above. All rules are final and binding.  Applicants further agree that if their design
is selected as the winner, winner will agree to the use of his/her name and/or
image for promotional and/or  advertising uses for no further remuneration than the stated contest prize.

11. The City of McAllen, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, and their employees, and volunteers, are not responsible for entries not received due to technical issues and accept no responsibility for technical support of entries.

Online Submission Form

Name_______________________________________________________________

Mailing address_____________________________________________________

City, State, Zip code_________________________________________________

Email address________________________________________________________

I certify that I am 18 years of age or older. _____yes       ____no

If younger than 18 years of age, name of legal guardian__________________

Legal guardian’s email address_________________________________________

Legal guardian’s phone number________________________________________

Disney On Ice Presents: Frozen, in the Rio Grande Valley

Treat the kids to a wonderful winter wonderland adventure! Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and Disney On Ice present a magical live adaptation of Disney's Academy Award-winning movie Frozen.  The film's characters are skating into town and it's all happening at the State Farm Arena from Wednesday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 26th, 2015. Check out the dates below: 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 PM

Saturday at 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Sunday at 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM

 

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All About the Ice Show

Disney On Ice’s Frozen is a captivating musical that whisks the audience away into the snowy and magical world of Arendelle. Sing and dance along to your favorite Frozen songs and watch as your favorite characters show off their amazing skating skills. The whole gang is going to be there! Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa along with Olaf, Kristoff, Sven and the mystical trolls as they all discover that true love is the most magical power of all.

 

With Mickey and Minnie Mouse hosting the show, you’ll be sure to see a number of special guest appearances. It’ll truly be an unforgettable experience of love and friendship with guests like the Disney Princesses and characters from The Lion KingToy Story and Finding Nemo.

Come see what exciting events McAllen has to offer!

McAllen City Seal Art Contest

describe the imageCity Seal Art Contest Announcement

The City of McAllen is looking for a design to create a new City Seal. The City Seal will be used on official documents, and may also be used on city flags, websites, official city pins, business cards, letterhead, awards, and other formal places.

The McAllen City Seal should be indicative of the history and culture of McAllen. It should be a design appropriate for multiple uses, from very large to very small.

To enter, go to www.exploremcallen.com/cityseal
and upload your design.

The winning design will be used by the City of McAllen. The creator of the winning design will receive $1,500  and recognition during an upcoming City Commission meeting.

Deadline to submit designs is April 30, 2015. 

City Seal Design Contest Rules

  1. By entering this contest the applicant declares that all entries submitted are original artwork designed by the applicant. By submitting art, the applicant accepts sole responsibility for any infringement on copyrighted materials.
  2. There is no restriction on the number of designs a person may submit.
  3. There is no fee to submit artwork designs.
  4. All entries must be submitted online. Uploaded
    images must not exceed 1200X1200 px, and resolution must not be greater than 72 dpi. Acceptable formats are jpg, gif, pdf.
  5. The selected design will become property of the
    City of McAllen, with all rights assigned thereto in perpetuity.
  6. The McAllen City Commission will select the winning design. Decision of the City Commission is final.
  7. Applicants further declare that they are at least 18 years of age or have the permission of their legal guardian to enter the contest.
  8. The contest is open to all people who reside, work, or attend school or church in McAllen.
  9. The artist submitting the winning entry will receive $1,500.

10. By entering the contest, the applicant agrees to abide by the rules of the contest
as set forth above. All rules are final and binding.  Applicants further agree that if their design
is selected as the winner, winner will agree to the use of his/her name and/or image for promotional and/or  advertising uses for no further remuneration than the stated contest prize.

11. The City of McAllen, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, and their employees, and
volunteers, are not responsible for entries not received due to technical issues and accept no responsibility for technical support of entries.

Online Submission Form

Name_______________________________________________________________

Mailing address_____________________________________________________

City, State, Zip
code_________________________________________________

Email
address________________________________________________________

I certify that I am 18 years of age or older. _____yes       ____no

If younger than 18 years of age, name of legal guardian__________________

Legal guardian’s email address_________________________________________

Legal guardian’s phone number________________________________________

Festival de la India

Venga y aprenda la rica y colorida cultura de la India, durante el Festival de la India en IMAS. Usted puede disfrutar de los alimentos tradicionales, aprender sobre Rangoli Folk Art & Henna, ver la danza Bollywood y desfiles de moda de inspiración india. Habrá mucho más que ver en esta celebración increíble! El precio para este evento está incluido en el precio de la entrada general. Miembros del IMAS entran GRATIS

Fecha: Domingo 19 de Abril de 2015

Hora: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lugar: IMAS International Museum of Art & Science

            1900 Nolana, McAllen Tx.

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Frozen-Disney on Ice en McAllen

Frozen Disney On Ice es un musical cautivante que lleva a la audiencia muy lejos hasta el mundo mágico de la nieve y de Arendelle. Cante y baile al ritmo de sus canciones favoritas y vea como sus personajes favoritos demuestran sus habilidades de patinaje increíbles.  Únase a las  hermanas de la realeza, Anna y Elsa junto con Olaf, Kristoff, Sven y los trolls místicos, ya que todos ellos descubren que el verdadero amor es el poder más mágico de todos.

Con Mickey y Minnie Mouse como anfitriones, usted estará seguro de ver una serie de invitados especiales. Va a ser realmente una experiencia inolvidable de amor y amistad con personas como las princesas de Disney y personajes de El Rey León, Toy Story y Buscando a Nemo.

Fechas:         Abril 22 a 24 del 2015, 7:30 p.m.

                    Abril 25 del 2015, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m y 7:30 p.m.

                    Abril 26 del 2015, 1:30 p.m. y 5:30 p.m.      

Lugar:            State Farm Arena

Nos vemos en McAllen!

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IMAS 2015 Family Fun Night Activities

 

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Spring is in the air, folks, and the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) already has a full schedule of Family Fun Night events to make the remainder of your spring season memorable. A community favorite, these evening activity dates center on themed arts and crafts projects to encourage family time during the week. They're organized every Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Old Art Studio at the museum to accommodate a family's busy schedule.

The Family Fun Night activity schedule for March is as great as ever! Bring the little ones along and get ready to explore your artistic skills with the staff at IMAS. Admission is only $2 per person AND supplies are included, however, seating is limited. Check it out:

April 2nd – Mini Baskets

Create your own eco-friendly mini baskets out of recyclable materials, just in time for Easter!

April 9th – Butter

Churn up some butter with this fun and tasty food experiment.

April 16th – Tinkering Butterflies

Personalize a beautifully artistic tinkering butterfly in just a few easy steps.

April 23rd – Rubber Band Ball

Keep your rubber bands in place and learn all about the wonders of elasticity!

April 30th – Jelly Bean Mosaic

Design your own unique and colorful mosaic out of jellybeans.

May 7th – Personalized Canvas

Learn about modern art by painting your own personalized canvas in this creative and artsy activity.

May 21st – Glue Gems

Make your own sparkly gems and jewels with everyday items in this bling-tastic family fun night event.

May 28th – Picture Holder

Create a unique picture holder to share all your memories in one place.

For more information please contact International Museum of Art & Science at 682-0123.
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