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De-stress with Yoga at McAllen Nature Park

McAllen Nature Park offers instructed yoga

Dates: Fridays, July 3rd, July 17th and July 31st 

 

Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Park opens at 7:15 pm)

 

Join instructor Jackelin Trevino for an hour of yoga! Yoga for Resilience is a yoga program designed to provide any person with the benefits of yoga practice. Yoga has immense benefits beyond the mat- intentional breathing relieves stress and tension within the body and mind while the physical movement increases circulation and range of motion in a gentle and gradual way. You do not have to be flexible or fit to do yoga! With personalized instruction and custom poses to work for any body type and skill level Yoga for Resilience will support you in your journey to greater calm and joy in all that you do. 


What to bring:
-A yoga mat or exercise mat, or towel or small blanket 
-Water

 

McAllen Nature Center

El mundo exterior está lleno de maravillas y de aventura, así que vamos a disfrutarlo!  Al igual que el resto del Valle del Río Grande, la ciudad de McAllen cuenta con un ambiente lleno de una rica variedad de especies de flora y fauna. Descubrelos junto con el departamento de Parques y Recreacion de McAllen. Si deseas explorar la naturaleza durante los días y las noches cálidas de verano o simplemente quieres disfrutar de los escenarios del sur de Texas al aire libre, McAllen Nature Center ofrece todo tipo de actividades especiales en el verano. Échales un vistazo:

    • Programa de la Naturaleza

    • Voluntarios en las mañanas

    • Caminata con mariposas

    • Yoga en el parque

    • Tai Chi en el Parque

    • Viernes de caminatas nocturnas

    • Aves y naturaleza caminatas

Horarios:

Lunes a Viernes                          8:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.

Sabados y Domingos                   8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.

Cerrado los días Festivos más importantes.

McAllen Nature Center esta localizado en el 4101 W. Business 83, entre Bentsen y Ware Rd.

Mas información en el tel: (956) 681-3333

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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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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

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!

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Contact: Tiffany Kersten

McAllen Parks and Recreation

(956) 681-3333

tkersten@mcallen.net

MCALLEN: FESTIVAL DE VIDA VERDE 2015

Ven a celebrar nuestro maravilloso planeta y a la Madre Naturaleza en el  Festival anual de Vida Verde, en una fiesta llena de diversión con muchisimas actividades y buena música para toda la familia, donde  podrás encontrar:

Animales vivos, desde tortugas a ocelotes
• Espectáculo de Aves
• Aventuras con Reptiles vivos

Dinosaurios George
• Cocina sana y divertida para niños
• Demostraciones de cocina y degustaciones
• Cuentos para Niños y Personajes disfrazados
• Eco-Arte y Actividades para niños
• Más de 70 expositores
•Teatro de Vida Saludable con actuación en vivo
• Arte en el parque que incluirá el trabajo hecho a mano para venta
• Música En El Parque
• Venta de comida
• Carrera de Wild Run 5K a las 7:30 AM

Fecha:          Sábado, 18 de abril 2015

Hora:            09 a.m.-4:00 p.m

Lugar:           Quinta Mazatlan

                    600 Sunset Drive
                    McAllen, Texas 78503

Precio:         $5 dlls adultos y $3 niños

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McAllen: FESTIVAL DE VIDA VERDE

Ven a celebrar nuestro maravilloso planeta y a la Madre Naturaleza en el Festival anual de Vida Verde, en una fiesta llena de diversión con muchisimas actividades y buena música para toda la familia. Dáte un paseo alrededor de los terrenos de la mansión en donde encontrarás más de 70 expositores y artistas locales destacados, podrás comprar productos frescos y naturales de agricultores locales e inclusive puedes tomar clases de cocina orgánica! Tus Niños disfrutarán de las aventuras de los animales en vivo, actuaciones especiales de magos, y una zona exclusiva para que los niños hagan descubrimientos.

Fecha:          Sábado, 18 de abril 2015

Hora:             09 a.m.-4:00 p.m

Lugar:            Quinta Mazatlan

                      600 Sunset Drive
                      McAllen, Texas 78503

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McAllen's Vida Verde Festival

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VIDA VERDE, Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.

Bring your friends and family along and join the local McAllen community during the Vida Verde Earth Day Festival. Come celebrate our wonderful planet and Mother Nature at the 7th annual Earth Day Festival at Quinta Mazatlan on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.   This fun-filled festival features plenty of fun activities and great music for the whole family. Stroll along the mansion's grounds as you browse through over 70 featured vendors and local artists. Since it's all about nature and beauty, Quinta Mazatlan is hosting the local farmer's market so you get to shop for fresh and natural products and can even take organic cooking classes! And, that's not all. The festival's family-friendly entertainment will have your kids begging for more. Bring the kiddos along to enjoy live animal adventures, special performances by magicians, and a unique children's discovery zone.

McAllen Nature Center Announces March Programs

 

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The McAllen Nature Center is offering the following free programs throughout the month of March.

Tai Chi for ages 8 and up is offered every Saturday morning from 9am to 10am. Tai Chi has positive effects on balance control, fitness and flexibility. Seniors and people with disabilities can also work within their limits. Wear comfortable clothes, flexible shoes, and bring a mat and water.

Yoga classes for ages 15 and up will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 on Saturdays and Sundays, March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and April 1. This is a program designed to provide any person, regardless of fitness or flexibility, with the benefits of yoga practice. Bring a yoga or exercise mat, and water.

A Nature Sketching course for ages 10 and up will be offered on Saturday, March 21st
from 10 am until noon. Local artist Victoria Krasnoshchekova-Gregory will share simple step by step instructions that will help you on your path into exploration of the natural world around you. No experience required! 

A family Nature Photography program will take place on Saturday, March 28th from 10:30 to 11:30am. Bring the kids and learn the basics of taking pictures in nature! Bring your own
point-and-shoot camera, DSLR, or cell phone camera. 

Bird & Nature Walks for all ages are held on Wednesdays from 8:30am until 10am. No experience necessary- join a staff birder for a leisurely stroll along the trails, investigating everything that crosses the path!

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: March programs at the McAllen Nature Center include Yoga, Tai Chi, Nature Sketching, and Bird & Nature Walks!

City of McAllen earns recognition at 2015 Keep America Beautiful National Conf

The City of McAllen received a Keep America Beautiful National Award at the annual Keep America Beautiful (KAB) National Awards Dinner, held during the recent 2015 KAB
National Conference in Washington, D.C.

The City of McAllen was honored for distinguishing itself as an exemplary Municipality taking first place in the Government category. The City of McAllen was honored for its Community Revitalization program Project Imagine Tomorrow and its on-going collaboration with local affiliate Keep McAllen Beautiful.

The KAB National Awards are open to KAB affiliates, government agencies, nonprofit or civic organizations, and youth groups or schools for program activities during the past year that help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound. Established in 1953, KAB consists of a national network of more than 600 community-based affiliates whose programs, initiatives and efforts aim to transform public spaces into beautiful places.

“It’s my privilege to honor the City of McAllen and celebrate its dedication in engaging volunteers to make its community vibrant,” said Jennifer Jehn, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “Award-winning affiliates, such as Keep McAllen Beautiful, serve as a great inspiration in our national effort to keep America beautiful.”

The City of McAllen took first place in the Government category for its implementation and support of multiple community improvement and litter prevention programs including:

  • Project Imagine Tomorrow: The City of McAllen’s Health & Code Enforcement Department launched Project Imagine Tomorrow to help curb the amount of substandard, vacant homes in the City of McAllen. This initiative is currently offering Home Improvement Incentives to Property Owners and Developers that include Roll-off containers, 50% Contractor Reimbursement for Demolitions, Tax Incentives for Home Improvements, and Waiving of Permit Fees. In addition, it is also offering an incentive of Low Interest Home-Repair loans financed and undertaken by Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc., specifically created for owner-occupants.
  • Collaboration in Paint McAllen Beautiful: The City of McAllen’s Health & Code Enforcement Department and Keep McAllen Beautiful are working together to help low income, elderly, and disabled residents paint the exterior of their home with the help of community sponsors, volunteers, and faith based organizations.
  • Support of Project Clean Neighborhoods: A Keep McAllen Beautiful project that empowers residents in a given neighborhood to clean up their property and dispose of any debris or litter with roll-off dumpsters provided free of charge by the City of McAllen’s Public Works Department. “Collaboration has been a winning formula in beautifying the City of McAllen,” said Chris Lash, Program Coordinator for Keep McAllen Beautiful.

Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference, KAB’s premier educational and networking event, brings together KAB’s national network of state and local affiliate directors, business leaders, policymakers and other national experts who focus on framing new ideas and strategies to build and sustain vibrant communities.

About Keep McAllen Beautiful:
Keep McAllen Beautiful, Inc. is an educational, non-profit organization that develops and expands the awareness of McAllen’s citizens and visitors about littering and proper waste disposal, and promotes the preservation of McAllen’s natural beauty.

About Keep America Beautiful:
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. Through our programs and public-private
partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. To learn how you can donate and take action, visit kab.org, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.

To Contact Keep McAllen Beautiful: (956) 681-4562
To Contact Project Imagine Tomorrow: (956) 681-1900

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