Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Valley Calendar

Oct. 28 — Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Lane, McAllen, presents history tour of old adobe home at 10 a.m. Call (956) 681-3370 for information.

Oct. 29 — Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Lane, McAllen, will present songbird stroll at 8 a.m., and volunteer programs from 8:30 a.m. to12 p.m. Call (956) 681-2270 for information.

Oct. 24 –A tribute to Vietnam War veterans begins at 6 the San Benito Veterans Academy on North Williams Road. All Vietnam veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. The public is invited. Speakers, refreshments and a token of appreciation are included. Call 956-361-3804 Ext. 301 for more information.

Oct. 26 — Brownsville Historical Association will offer Shades of Haunted History Walking Tour: Fort Brown. Tickets are $15; meet at Brownsville Historic Museum, at 7 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Reservations required; call (956) 541-5560.

Oct. 26 – Check out the nocturnal creatures along the Thicket Trail at Frontera Audubon, 1101 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco, during the Creatures in the Night program. Guides will lead the group by flashlight from to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $3, but anyone wearing a Halloween costume gets in free that night. For info, call 956-968-3275.

Oct. 26 — Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, 714 S. Raul Longoria Road, will host Volunteer Planting Day from 8:30 a.m. Call (956) 381-9922 for information.

Oct. 27 — Brownsville Historical Museum, 641 E. Madison, presents Hispanic History Lecture Series with Gene Fernandez on Down River Plantations of the Lower Rio Grande Delta. at 7 p.m. Free admission.

Oct. 27 –The Easter Seals 64th Annual Dinner will be held at Embassy Suites by Hilton near the McAllen Convention Center and features a 6 p.m. reception followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. with an Ostrich Egg Auction. For more information and reservations

Oct. 28 — Karaoke Night at McAllen Food Park, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., 10 N. Broadway. Free admission.

Oct. 28-30— Camille Playhouse, Brownsville presents “The Addams Family” by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Fri. & Sat 8 p.m., Sat. Sun. 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $7 to $20. Order online www.

Oct. 28 – The Marine Military Academy (MMA) in Harlingen will host their 51st Anniversary Parade at 4 p.m. All parades are held on the academy grounds, and the public is invited. Veterans and former classmates and their families are encouraged to attend.

Oct, 28, 31 — Brownsville Historical Association presents Ghost Hunt: Old City Cemetery at 8 a.m. Registration required. Call (956) 561-5560.

Oct. 29 -- Brownsville Historical Association presents Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Tour at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Old City Cemetery. Tickets are $15. Costume actors will lead the tours. Call (956) 541-5560 for reservations.

Oct. 29 – Those looking to put their strength to the test are invited to come out to the RGV Fire Truck Pull at the Mission Fire Department, 415 W. Tom Landry St. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics Texas program for children and adults in the Rio Grande Valley. Check-in and registration opens at 9 a.m. and the first pull is slated for 10 a.m. Registration can be completed in advance at Teams of 10 work together to pull a 55,000-pound fire truck 75 feet. Awards will be presented to the fastest teams. Entry fee is $300 per team or $30 per person. Teams with fewer than 10 people should indicate it so that “fill-ins” can be found. To learn more about Special Olympics, visit or call 800-876-5646.

Oct. 29 – It is Dia de los Muertos: Authors’ Night at The Writers’ Forum at 6:30 p.m. at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, 225 E. Stenger in San Bentio. Hosted by Julieta and Arturo Saldana, writers are encouraged to share and develop writing skills with other writers. For more information, call 956-350-3905.

Oct. 29-30 –Join the staff at the International Museum of Art & Science, 1900 Nolana in McAllen, as two cultures merge during the Halloween Bash and Day of the Dead Festival. The Halloween Bash is Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Day of the Dead Festival is Oct. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. Explore the history of both holidays and explore their rich cultural heritage through exciting demonstrations, lectures, and family friendly activities. Call 956-682-0123 for more information.

Oct. 29 - Museum of South Texas History on courthouse square in Edinburg will host Dias De los Muertos/ Pantheon: A vigil for souls celebration from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features Mexican crafts, foods and customs.

Oct. 29-Nov. 2 – Texas Butterfly Festival, National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, Mission, Tx. It is a three day event filled with seminars and field trips about butterflies. Call (956) 583-5400 for information or go to

Oct. 30 – ­The Mission Lions Club is serving up their annual fall barbecue of top sirloin with all the trimmings. Plates are $8 each and can be picked up at Hidalgo County Veterans Pavilion, S. Inspiration Road in Mission. It is carryout only from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is one of the club's major fundraisers for the year. To get tickets, call Jim Brunson at 956-534-1100 or contact any Lions Club member. For more information on how Lions Clubs serve those in need in over 200 countries, go to

Oct. 30 -31 – Boo at the Zoo will be held at Gladys Porter Zoo featuring 50 carnival-style games and treat stations with a Spooktacular Haunted House. Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Zoo members get in early at 5 p.m. Discounted pre-sale tickets at the Zoo office for $2.50. After October 29, ticket prices will go up to $3.50. Zoo members receive free tickets. For information call (956) 546-7187.

Nov. 2-6 — Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival will be held in Harlingen with headquarters at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium. Three days of seminars and guided field trips. Call (956) 423-5565 to register by October 14 or go online to for additional information.