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Caminata nocturna en McAllen Nature Center

Disfrute de una tarde de primavera con las criaturas de la noche! Traiga una linterna, repelente de insectos, zapatos cómodos y cerrados. Buscaremos arañas, murciélagos, ranas, sapos y aves nocturnas. Si tenemos suerte podríamos ver una serpiente o una lechuza! Este programa se ofrece de forma gratuita.

Fecha:          Viernes 24 de Abril del 2015

Hora:            8 a las 9 p.m.

Lugar:           McAllen Nature Center (Centro de la Naturaleza de McAllen)

                    4101 W Business 83, entre Bentsen Road y Ware Road.

McAllen Nature Center está abierto de miércoles a domingo de las 8 am hasta el mediodía y tiene ¾ de millas de senderos accesibles que zigzaguean a través del hábitat nativo. El parque ofrece grandes oportunidades para buscar aves y mariposas, o simplemente disfrutar de un paseo por la naturaleza. La entrada al parque es gratuita. Para obtener más información sobre el McAllen Nature Center, contactese con el departamento de Parques y Recreación de la Ciudad de McAllen al tel: (956) 681-3333.

PIE DE FOTO: Únete a la aventura en el McAllen Nature Center para la Noche de caminata, el 24 de abril a las 8 pm!

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Quieres tener una experiencia inolvidable de vida nocturna?

McAllen satisface todos los gustos, con una mezcla única de estilos de vida. Si estás en busca de una noche tranquila con unas copas, buena comida, y música en vivo, o una noche emocionante en la pista de baile con música en vivo y DJs, hay algo para ti. Cada salón, club, bar y restaurant es temático,  para que coincida con tu personalidad y estado de ánimo.  http://mcallencvb.com/for-visitors/things-to-do-in-mcallen/nightlife

23rd Street Bar & Grill 3616 N. 23rd St.

25th Lane 3301 N. 23rd St

Alberico Fine Wine 401 N. 10th St.

Bourbon Street 4800 N. 10th St.

Cantina Lomax 101 N. Main St.

Casa Petrides Tobaccos 735 W. Dove Ave

The Centennial Speakeasy Club 1410 Austin Ave.

Cigar Bar 2200 W. Nolana Ave.

Cine El Rey Entertainment Venue: Live Comedy, Concerts, Movie Premiers, Lobby Bar/Balcony Lounge     311 S. 17th

Coast Asian Bistro 7100 N. 10th St.

Deloreans 80s Bar  2200 W. Nolana Ave.

Eddy’s Billards 400 W. Nolana Ave.

El Divino 5001 N. 10th St.

Flying Walrus 204 S. 17th St.

Frida’s Cantina & Grill 209 A S. 17th

Fromage Bistro 400 W Nolana Ave

Gamehaus 2109 W. Nolana Ave

Havana Club 500 E. Nolana Ave

Hillbillyz 6000 N 10th St.

House.Wine. Boutique Wine/Italian Bistro/Home Furnishings     1117 W. Bus 83

Lanskyz: Brats 400 W. Nolana Ave

London Grill Tavern 129 E. Nolana Ave

Lumen Full Bar, Lounge/Patio     108 S. 17th

Medusa Lounge 4108 N. 10th St.

Metropolis 2021 Orchid Ave

Mezzanine Bar     109 S. 17th

Old Ice House 1100 Austin Ave

OMG Shot Bar     202 S. 17th

Park Ave 400 W Nolana Ave

Patio On Guerra 116 S. 17th St.

Peacocks Shot Bar     209 S. 17th

Red Sushi Restaurant/Dance Club     1101 W. Bus 83

Roosevelts at 7 821 N. Main St.

Santa Fe Cantina 1918 S. 10th St.

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub 100 E. Nolana Ave

Shine Club  117 S 17th St.

Simon Sez 2007 Orchid Ave

Sofie’s SS Saloon 6801 S. 10th St.

Suerte Bar and Grill 301 S. 17th St

Thirsty Monkey Bar     1613 Chicago Ave

Toasted Turtle 115 S. 17th

Toucan Lounge 300 E. Exp 83

Tri Bar 100 S. 17th

Vice Club, Disco, DJ’s Bottle Service Bar, Patio Bar     221 S. 17th

Yacht Club 400 W. Nolana Ave

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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.

National Library Week: Five Amazing Libraries You Need to See

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Dig out your library card, if you can find it, because it’s almost the end of National Library Week in the United States. American libraries hold the country’s vast store of knowledge, but in many cases, the library itself is a part of history. Here are five amazing libraries worth celebrating this week besides the one in your neighborhood.

1. Geisel Library at the University of California, San Diego: Recognize the name but can’t remember why? Geisel is the real last name of Dr. Seuss. In 1995, the university changed the name of the uninspiring University Library Building to the Geisel Library to honor Theodor Seuss Geisel and his wife, Audrey, who lived nearby and often donated to the school’s library system. Built in 1970 and designed by William L. Pereira & Associates, the Geisel Library’s striking design can’t help but bring to mind images of UFOs and alien worlds.

The structure is built out of raw concrete in the brutalist style, which was sweeping the modern architecture movement at the time. Loathed by many, the imposing style nearly went the way of the dodo in the 1990s and 2000s as hundreds of brutalist buildings were demolished, but it has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Luckily, the Geisel Library was not one of the brutalist works to succumb to demolition.

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2. Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library: The main branch building of the NYPL is a sight to see. Located in the heart of the city, just steps from Grand Central Terminal and Times Square at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, the Schwarzman building opened in 1911 in a very different New York. It actually predates the modern Grand Central Terminal by two years and in many ways resembles it. Its most striking feature is the Rose Main Reading Room, a massive space with a 52-foot-high ceiling beautifully decorated with paintings and plaster molding. More than 2.3 million people visit the library each year.

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3. Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University: Named after Dr. A.J. Armstrong and the poets whose works he donated to the university, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the Baylor University library houses an immense collection of fine art. It also has 62 stained glass windows, most of which depict aspects of the Brownings’ work. It is one of the largest collections of secular stained glass in the world. See photos via the Browning Library's official website.

4. The Texas library born of an abandoned Walmart: The biggest single-floor library in the country wasn’t designed as one; it began life as a big-box Walmart. The architecture firm Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle submitted a proposal in a 2012 competition to radically redesign the Walmart as a massive, 123,000-square-foot library to serve the community. The firm's entry won, and soon after, workers began stripping the Walmart's interior and constructing a multimedia-equipped modern library with striking interior architectural details.

The McAllen main library building has 16 public meeting spaces, 14 public study rooms, 116 public computers, a cafe, auditorium, art gallery and used bookstore, among other spaces. See photos here.

5. The oldest library in the U.S.? A list of great American libraries isn’t complete without the oldest, but there’s considerable disagreement over which library deserves the term and how exactly to define “the oldest library in the country,” as the Sturgis Library of Barnstable, Massachusetts, points out in this post. Is it the oldest building continuously used as a library? Does a library have to lend its books? Does it have to be public?

What we do know is that one of the earliest libraries in the U.S. was founded when, in 1638, John Harvard donated his collection to a Cambridge, Massachusetts, university that would later bear his name. The Harvard Library system is now the fifth-largest in the country. Benjamin Franklin and friends founded the Library Company of Philadelphia, which offered books both for loan or for sale. One of the first public libraries was founded in Darby, Pennsylvania, in 1743 by a community of Quaker farmers.

 

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________________________________________

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