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Jan. 29 – McAllen Food Festival will be held at McAllen Convention Center, 6 to 9 p.m.

Jan. 29 – The Texas Citrus Fiesta will host the Royal Coronation at 7 p.m. in the Neuhaus Center gym at Mission High School. Admission is $5 for general seating and $10 for reserved seats. Tickets available at the Fiesta office.

Jan. 29 – International Museum of Art and Science will hold an opening for “Human Expressions” by Alfredo Alcalde, Peruvian artist, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Jan. 29 – Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, presents “A Closer Look at South Texas Wintering Birds,” by Roy Rodriguez, TPWD, 6 p.m., admission, $3.

Jan. 30 – Mission Historical Museum will pay tribute to Dr. Cleo Dawson by showing the movie, “She Came to the Valley” based on her book of the same title, at the Border Theater at 1 p.m. and having an exhibit and reception to discuss Dawson’s contribution to the city at the museum at 4 p.m. Tickets for the movie are available at the museum, located at 900 Doherty.

Jan. 30 – Brownsville Historical Assoc. will sponsor a walking tour of downtown Brownsville at 2 p.m., starting form Brownsville Heritage Museum, 325 Washington Street. $10.

Jan. 30 – Brownsville Heritage Complex will sponsor a Historical Happy Hour: “Winter in South Texas” from 5 to 7 p.m. Free.

Jan. 31 – Harlem Globetrotters, State Farm Arena, Call (956) 843-6688 for ticket information.

Jan. 31 – 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. 31 – The Texas Citrus Fiesta Fun Run and Walk at the Mission Hike and Bike Trail Park starting at 8 a.m. Call Mission Parks and Recreation at (956) 580-8760 to register or for more information.

Jan. 31 – The annual Texas Citrus Fiesta Fun Fair and Vaquero Cook-off will be held at Leo Pena “La Placita” Park from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Mission.

Jan. 31 – The Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade of Oranges will start at 3 p.m. running north to south on Conway Avenue from FM 495 to 4th Street.

Feb. 3 – A benefit forChildren’s Haven International starring Mickey Gilley and Gordy & Debbie at the Pharr Events Center at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Pharr Events Center, Children’s Haven International, or from the Gordy and Debbie Show.

Feb. 4 – Winter Texan Discount Day will be held at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville for guests with proof of out-of-state residence; admission is $4.50.Gates open 9 a.m.

Feb. 5 – Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, presents “Valley Specialty Birds” by John Brush, 6 p.m., admission, $3.

Feb. 6 – Texas Lions Camp Benefit Concert featuring the Rio Grande Valley Concert Band, Swing Street Big Band and the Senior Ambassadors will be held at 7 p.m. at Trinity Worship Center, Pharr. Admission, $7. Tickets may be purchased at the Winter Texan Times office at 1217 N. Conway Ave., Mission. Tickets also available at Bentsen Grove Resort, Mission; Alamo Rose RV, Alamo; Tropic Star RV, Pharr; and Winter Ranch RV, Alamo. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Feb. 6 – Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty, will have the Mission Quilt Show reception to announce winners of show at 2 p.m.

Feb. 6 – Brownsville Historical Association will sponsor walking tour of Fort Brown at 11 a.m. starting from Brownsville Heritage Museum, 325 E. Washington Street. $10.

Feb. 7 – Granjeno will host its 9th Annual Friendship Festival from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Granjeno Public Facility. There will be a parade, a car expo, foods and arts and crafts.

Feb. 7 – Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, 7200 Paredes Line Road, 583-5400 for information.

Feb. 8 – Brownsville, presents living history program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (956) 541-2785 for information.

Feb. 8 – National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Drive, Mission, will present “Butterflying Basics at the NBC” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission: $12. Call (956) 583-5400.

Feb. 8 – Santa Maria Bullring, in La Gloria, Texas presents bloodless bullfights starring Cesar Castaneda and Karla Santoyo at 4 p.m. Tickets available at Winter Texan Times, 1217 N. Conway, Mission. Call Fred Renk at 956-481-3300 for tickets and directions.

Feb. 10 – McAllen Symphonic Band presents, “Let’s Dance” at Trinity Worship Center, Expw. 281 & Nolana, 7:30 p.m. Admission $5. Tickets available from Wilder Resort locations, Weslaco Chamber, McAllen Community Centers, and at door if available. Visit www.mcallentownband.org for information.

Feb. 12 – 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.

Feb. 12 – The Pharr Community Theater will present “The Chisholm Trail” written by Romeo Rosales Jr. at Donna High School at 7 p.m.

Feb. 12 – UTPA will present Ballet Folklorico Alegria Gira 2015 at the McAllen Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at Convention Center Box Office, by calling (956) 681-2800 or from Ticketmaster 800-745-3000.

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