Join us for an evening of toe-tapping Christmas songs with performer Tish Hinojosa. Tish will highlight songs from her Christmas CD “From Texas for a Christmas Night” which embraces several aspects of the holiday season-beauty and wonder, social gatherings, and family memories. The concert in the park will be held Thursday evening, December 19th, 6:00 p.m. at Quinta Mazatlan.
Tish has a remarkable voice and range of styles that touches so many different genres. Writing in both Spanish and English, Ms. Hinojosa has melded these influences into her own unique blend that touches chords of familiarity, while truly expressing her individual journey through life on a musical and personal level. Ms. Hinojosa is the youngest of 13 children. She is a second generation Mexican-American who grew up bilingual in San Antonio, Texas. Although she spent some time pursuing her career in Nashville, Ms. Hinojosa achieved her greatest success on her return to Texas. While living and performing in Austin she was signed by A&M Records.
Ms. Hinojosa has traveled the world and played at the White House and now will honor us at McAllen’s white house, Quinta Mazatlan. The concert will be outdoors so dress for the weather. Castle Catering is graciously providing “Chocolate y Fina Reposteria”, hot chocolate and cookies for your enjoyment. The concert on December 19 is $10.00 a person. The special evening with Tish Hinojosa is sponsored by Thurmond Eye Associates, Marriott Hotels-Fairfield Inn & Suites, and Castle Catering. For more information please contact Quinta Mazatlan at (956) 681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.
via: press release
Get your children into the holiday spirit by having them decorate their own miniature gingerbread houses with IMAS’ fun collection of craft supplies and candy. At the end of the day, the mess will stay at IMAS and you can take home your child’s yummy creation!
IMAS will offer three Gingerbread House Craft Classes on Saturday, December 14, 2012 from 10:00a.m.-11:30p.m., 12:30p.m.-2:00p.m., and 3:00p.m.-4:30p.m. The Gingerbread House Craft Class is $8/IMAS Member and $10/Non-Member. All supplies are included with the class registration fees. Pre-registration is now open and highly recommended due to limited space. For more information or to register, please contact IMAS at (956) 682-0123 or visit the IMAS front desk.
via: IMAS Press Release
La Plaza Mall will have extended holiday hours starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening to greet shoppers and families eager to begin their holiday shopping for the 2013 season.
Families, friends and shoppers are welcome to join us at La Plaza Mall for special shopping events and activities during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Everyone can come walk off those Thanksgiving calories at 8 p.m. and begin crossing names off their holiday lists as well as getting some great deals for themselves.
“Heading to La Plaza Mall with family and friends is the perfect way to wrap up a holiday about gratitude and togetherness,” said Isabel Rodriguez, area director of marketing and business development. “Many families enjoy entertainment traditions around Thanksgiving, whether it’s sharing meals, going shopping, seeing a movie, or watching a game together. We are excited to meet our customers’ different schedules and needs with the variety of retail and entertainment experiences they enjoy at La Plaza Mall, plus extended opportunities for holiday ‘doorbusters’ and deals to be discovered.”
The first 300 shoppers to visit Simon Guest Services will receive a complimentary holiday shopping tote from La Plaza Mall. That’s not all, breakfast service will also be available at midnight and 5 a.m. for the first 300 shoppers at each time, which will include a breakfast taco courtesy of Taco Palenque as well as a shopping tote.
The Salvation Army will kick off their Angel Tree once again this year at La Plaza Mall on Black Friday at 10 a.m. with a performance by the Salvation Army Brass Band.
Complimentary parking shuttle services will be available from 8 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving evening and again from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Black Friday to help customers with their packages.
Additionally, shoppers will find Holiday Greeters near mall directories on Black Friday and throughout the weekend who are ready to assist by giving directions, answering questions, and distributing the popular ‘Retailer Showcase’ with the mall’s best holiday offers and deals.
La Plaza Mall visitors should also be on the lookout for mall management staff that will be eager to introduce themselves and say “thank you” for shopping – and maybe even present a holiday treat. These ‘surprise and delights’ will be happening each day throughout the holiday season.
During the busy holiday weekend, customers will have the chance to register-to-win a number of fabulous prizes from La Plaza Mall retailers.
via: LPM Press Release
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A man among many protecting our borders, Border Patrol Agent - John Gates, on the day of his retirement, during a routine stop of a semi trailer inspection. He discovers the biggest narcotics and firearms seizure in history. Little did he know that his heroic actions would have futile consequences. Inspired by true events.
World Movie Premiere
A man on a mission of no return
Drama, Action, Suspense
At the UT/Pan American
Student Union Theatre
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Doors open at 6:00pm
Movie begins at 7:00 pm.
Come one. Come all. Bring the family.
Henceforth Productions /Hence4th Productions Hence4thproductions@yahoo.com
See the movie trailers on You Tube an behind the scenes on Face Book
via: Hence4th Productions press release
Special events, field trips, seminars, Birders Bazaar trade show, silent auction, raffle, and more top the 20th anniversary celebration of this famous granddaddy of nature festivals, November 6 through 10, at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium complex,1204 Fair Park Blvd.
Three thousand people are expected to move through the entire five day event with bird enthusiasts from 40 states, three Canadian provinces, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The following special activities are free fun for everyone:
- November 7 to 10, Birders Bazaar Trade Show, from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Learn about birding hotspots, shop unique vendors, buy native plants to attract birds to your yard, talk with Valley nature experts, and check out local and international birding travel opportunities.
- November 8, Winter Texan Appreciation Day beginning at 10:30 a.m. with a free Get Started Birding! program. A special giveaway including discount coupons and door prize tickets will be given at the door to the program. Visit the Arroyo Colorado Audubon Society booth in the Birder’s Bazaar Trade Show for more birding opportunities. Stay on for trade show shopping and live birds of prey shows.
- November 9 and 10, Kiskadee Korner Kids Activities, noon to 4 p.m. Families with children learn all about birds and nature as close as your backyard with crafts, games and activities.
- November 9, Family Bird Walk from 9 to 11 a.m. The east coast’s Fledging Birders Institute Director Dave Magpiong and First Lady of Birding Liz Gordon from American Birding Association lead the groups and teach basics for birding with walks around the auditorium grounds.
- November 9, Raptor Project Family Auditorium Program, beginning at 11 a.m. Meet an avian movie star. Live hawks, owls, eagles and falcons dominate the show with Master Falconer and wildlife rehabilitator Jonathan Wood.
- November 9, “Harlingen Squares” Birding Quiz Show at 6:15 p.m. So popular, this TV-style game show is back for its fifth season. A multimedia production of birding trivia, friendly competition and audience participation offers laughs and great prizes from Eagle Optics. American Birding Association President Jeffrey A. Gordon hosts the event.
- November 10, Art and Writing Contest Awards Program at 1:30 p.m. Valley-wide students in grades 5 through 12 entered the contest and winners will be recognized at the ceremony. Eagle Optics sponsored prizes will be awarded. Winning entries will be on display.
For the full rundown of the festival activities, visit www.rgvbf.org.
via: rgvbf press release
MCALLEN, TX—This year marks the 31st anniversary of McAllen’s Candlelight Posada. The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Parks & Recreation Department are looking for organizations who are interested in participating as food vendors or in the lighted parade. Applications can be picked up at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Be a part of the tradition, December 7th at Archer Park.
“TheCandlelight Posada committee is very excited for this year’s event. We hope to make this year as festive and memorable as the last,” said Maritza Munoz, Candlelight Posada Coordinator. “We want to invite the community to participate as food vendors and/or in the lighted parade. This is a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness for businesses and organizations.”
Candlelight Posada has been very successful in previous years because of the financial support of the local businesses. “Sponsorship opportunities are also available for both individuals and businesses who would like to show their support for this community event,” said Munoz. “Last year, Candlelight Posada attracted over 44,000 people from around the community. This is a great opportunity for businesses to show their support and promote their business as well,” said Munoz.
The event kicks off on Saturday night as the community joins in singing along with the nativity procession of the re-enactment of Mary & Joseph seeking shelter followed by a lighted Christmas parade on Main Street and the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree and continues throughout the evening with plenty of entertainment for the entire family. TeenTownand Little Town are big attractions for teens and small children with plenty of games and activities. Musical entertainment will follow throughout the evening for the entire family.
For more information, please contact Maritza Y. Munoz at 956-682-2871 or email@example.com
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Explore nature Thursday evenings with great speakers about everything from birds and butterflies to culture and art of the Rio Grande Valley. Thursday, October 17th, Quinta Mazatlan will present award winning author, Tim Gallagher. He will be lecturing on his book, Imperial Dreams which chronicles his adventures through the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico, while on the hunt for the elusive Imperial Woodpecker. The Imperial Woodpecker is the largest in the world, it is predominantly black with white patches on its wings and two white stripes extending up its upper back and has an large ivory bill. It was last documented sighting was in 1965. Come out to Quinta Mazatlan and let Mr. Gallagher's tales of his hunt for this enigmatic bird entice you. You never know, it may just send you off on an adventure of your own.
Where: Quinta Mazatlan (600 Sunset Drive, Mcallen)
When: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: $2.00/Adults, $1.00/Seniors, Free with membership
We need everyone to vote! McAllen Convention and Visitor's Bureau is on the ballot for ConventionSouth magazine Reader's Choice Award. We earned our spot with your votes, now it's time to take home the prize! This is a wonderful oppurtunity to showcase our beautiful city and those who work hard to keep bringing attention to our area. Winners will be announced October 18th and will be featured in the December 2013 issue, showcasing their achievemnts. Voting ends on October 14, 2013 so please VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!!!
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The American Advertising Federation of the Rio Grande Valley presents: "From Personality to Profitavility Or I'M Not a Freakin' Salesperson," a presentation given by Kent Dean. Join Kent Dean as he presents an entertaining look at how a simple personality assessment (True Colors®) can help you quickly turn sales anxiety into profitable business. Kent is a Licensed Facilitator for True Colors™ - a fun and interactive personality assessment designed to help individuals easily recognize personality types and better execute successful communication with others. Over the past 14 years, Kent has presented the True Colors™ concepts to thousands in various industries including advertising, healthcare, education, food services, government, athletics, financial services and entertainment.
When: Friday-October 11, 2013
Where: United Way of South Texas
113 Pecan Blvd. - McAllen
R.S.V.P. by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Toledo’s series of prints draws inspiration from Franz Kafka’s “A Report to an Academy”, in which its narrator, Red Peter, describes his former life as an ape at a scientific conference. In these self-portraits, Toledo assumes the role of Red Peter and takes the viewer on a journey from the streets of Paris during the 1960s to the 2006 Teacher’s Protests in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Join us for a special evening with Mr. Daniel Brena, Director of the Graphics Arts Institute of Oaxaca, where he will take us on a journey through IMAS' recent exhibition "A Report to an Academy" by Francisco Toledo and the artist's personal life.
We will also have a special encore performance of UTPA's David Carren's and Luis Moreno's adaptation of "A Report to an Academy".
What: A Night about Francisco Toledo & Franz Kafka
When: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Where: IMAS-Main Gallery
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
*Included in the price of general admission. FREE for IMAS Members