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Valley Calendar - From February 26, 2015

Feb. 26 -- Charro Days Children’s Parade. 2:30 p.m. Parade runs down Elizabeth Street in the Brownsville Historic District.

Feb. 26 -- Charro Days’ Noche Mexicana featuring food & Folkloric Dancers &Music will take place at Jacob Brown Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Features Noe Pro & The Band and Mariachi Continental. Admission is $20; tickets can be purchased at Charro Days Headquarters, 455 E. Elizabeth in Brownsville. Call (956) 542-4245 for information.

Feb. 26 -- Mabel’s Clinic Breakfast at Southern Comfort, Weslaco, 7 to 10 a.m.

Feb. 26 -- Port Isabel Winter Texan Appreciation Shrimp Boil & Expo will be held Thurs. Feb. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave. Purchase tickets online at or at the Museums of Port Isabel or PI Event &Cultural Center. Call (956) 943-7602 for information.

Feb. 26-28 -- Sombrero Fest opens at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Washington Park in downtown Brownsville and continues through Saturday.

Feb. 26-28 -- South Texas College presents “Land of the Dead: a true account of the 1599 Zombie Plague” set in Shakepeare’s Globe Theatre in 1599, on Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. and Mar. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Cooper Center for Communication Arts, South Texas College, 3201 W. Pecan Blvd, McAllen. For information call (956) 872-2301.

Feb. 27 -- “The Beethoven Project” featuring Susanna Ogata, violinist and Ian Watson, fortepianist, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium to raise money for the St. Anthony Church & School community. Tickets range from from $35 to $250. Call (956) 216-5990 for information.

Feb. 27 -- Charro Days Illuminated Parade, 6 p.m. Parade runs down Elizabeth Street in the Brownsville Historic District.

Feb. 27 -- “Sherwin Linton: Forever on the Stage” premiers at Border Theatre in Mission at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Call (612) 251-4877.

Feb. 28 -- Charro Day’s Grand Parade International, 12:30 p.m. Parade runs down Elizabeth Street in the Brownsville Historic District.

Feb. 28 -- UTPA will present Ballet Folklorico Alegria Gira 2015 at Harlingen Municipal Auditorium at 7:30. Tickets are available at the auditorium box office, 1204 Fair Park Blvd., by calling (956) 216-5990, or visiting, $16-$18 for adults and $14 to $16 for seniors.

Feb. 28-Mar.1 -- Palmview High School will present Folklorico Ozomatili & Mariachi Los Lobos Spring Concert, Sat. 2p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sun. 2 p.m.

Mar. 4 -- U.S. vs. Canada/Texas Senior Softball League will be played at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Westside Park in McAllen on Ware Road one-fourth mile north of Expressway 83.

Mar. 5-8 -- BorderFest in Hidalgo will celebrate Korean Cultural and Traditions. Tickets can be purchased at Stripes Valleywide for $8 one day in advance.  $12 at the gate before 4 p.m. and $13 at the gate after 4 p.m.

Mar. 7 -- Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, 7200 Paredes Line Road, Brownsville, presents living history program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (956) 541-2785 for information.

Mar. 12-14 -- Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild will sponsor fabric artist, Laura Wasilowski, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 701 S. Missouri St., Weslaco, $20 kit fee. On March 14 there will be a lecture, “I quilt, therefore I am.”

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