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Dec. 31 – New Year’s Fireworks on the beach at 9:15 p.m.

Dec. 31 – Fireworks at Louie’s Backyard to welcome New Year at 12 a.m. Best viewing between Palm and Swordfish on bayside.

Dec. 31 – McAllen will hold it’s annual New Year’s Bash at Oval Park in front of the McAllen Convention Center. See the Laser Light Show and enjoy music on three stages.

Jan. 1 – South Padre Island Polar Bear Dip at noon at Clayton’s Beach Bar.

Jan. 1– South Padre Island Penguin Plunge into Gulf of Mexico at 2 p.m. at Boomerang Billy’s.

Jan. 1-2 – Winter Texan Night Week at Killer Bees vs. Corpus Christi Rays. Buy one ticket for $7 and get one free. State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, 7:30 p.m. Call (956) 221-1575.

Jan. 3 – 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.

Jan. 7 – RGV Activity Directors attend Entertainment Showcase at Park Place in Harlingen.

Jan. 7-8 – McAllen International Travel Show will be held at the McAllen Convention Center, featuring live entertainment, prizes, booths with travel destinations and lots of fun. Admission is free.

Jan. 8 – Jammin’ on Jackson Street with Vance Greek will be held at the Railroad Crossing, 101 E. Jackson Street, Harlingen, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Jan. 8 – Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, presents “Birding King Ranch” by Tom Langschied. Admission, $3.

Jan. 10 – Little Graceland on Highway 100 in Los Fresnos, presents Elvis Festival 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Gates open 9:30 a.m. Museum open 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For information call (956) 233-5482.

Jan. 10 – A walking tour of Brownsville’s Old City Cemetery will be held at 1 p.m. Guests will meet at the old city Cemetery on 6th Street.

Jan. 10 – Port Isabel’s 31st Annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk will be held. Starts at 10 a.m.

Jan. 10 to Feb. 7 – Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty, will have its Annual Quilt Show. MHM is open Tues. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (956) 580-8646 for more information. Go by and vote for your favorite quilt. Free admission.

Jan. 12 – University of Texas-Brownsville presents Richard Urbis, internationally renown, Julliard-trained pianist, in the Texas Southmost College Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 senior citizens.

Jan. 15 – Activity Directors attend Entertainers Showcase II at Mission Bell.

Jan. 15 – Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, presents “South Texas Birds,” by Cliff Shackleford, Ornithologist, TPWD, 6 p.m. Admission: $3.

Jan. 15 – Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty, will host a quilting techniques program at 2 p.m., free admission.

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