Now through April 3
An exhibition of photographs by members of the Upper Valley Art League is open for viewing at the Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center Gallery. This year’s exhibition showcases various styles of photography ranging from traditional, digital, and mobile created by UVAL members. The exhibition will be available for viewing through April 3. All visitors must wear a mask and maintain social distancing while in the gallery. The event is free and the public is welcomed to attend. Gallery hours are Thursday/Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For additional information about UVAL, its classes, membership, events, and exhibitions, visit the website at uppervalleyartleague.org or call (956) 583-2787.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Caring Senior Service. To mark this milestone, the CEO and founder of Caring, Jeff Salter, is riding an electric bike over 9,000 miles to visit every Caring location and to raise awareness about underserved aspects in senior care. There will be a Facebook livestream at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook – Caring Senior Service of McAllen. Salter will be departing from McAllen at 12:30 p.m., corner of Fern and Jackson. For more information, call (956) 687-9494.
Speer Memorial Library in Mission invites you to join us on Tuesday, April 6, for a discussion of the book The Joy Luck Club, to take place via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. in Spanish, and at 6:30 p.m. in English. A link will be sent for this virtual meeting to all who sign up. Free books will be available while supplies last for those that sign up. Written by Amy Tan, and first published in 1989, The Joy Luck Club is a story of the deep bonds between mothers and daughters, entwined with the complexities of the past, and of how one’s culture and past cannot be so easily left behind. For more information, or to sign up for the book discussion, please call our Reference Desk at (956) 580-8754 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your name, telephone number, and how you heard about the book discussion). We will send a link for the meeting to all who sign up. Speer Memorial Library is located at 12th and Kika De La Garza in Mission.
IMAS will be hosting an at-home Printmaking Workshop at 2 p.m. Learn basic carving and printmaking techniques with everyday tools. Kit includes air-dry clay, rolling pin, plastic knife, toothpick, a tray, paper, pencil, ink, and a paintbrush. Kit pichup is Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. via curbside at the museum. For more information and to view future at-home workshops, visit https://theimasonline.org/explore-imas/.
Downton Harlingen will hold their Jackson Street Market Days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Social distancing, masks and hand sanitizing will be present. For more information, call (956) 423-4041.
The Valley Symphony Orchestra will have the 2021 gala event, BRAVO! VSO on May 7 at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. The event will raise funds for its performance and education initiatives and will provide guests with an excellent evening of music and celebration. The musical program for BRAVO! VSO will feature Pasión Primavera, a one-night-only command performance by the VSO Strings Orchestra. The artists will perform a sultry program of Latin music selections, including “Besame Mucho,” “Libertango,” “Cinema Paradiso,” a pop arrangement of “Santana In Concert” and more. The evening will also feature an online auction of luxury items, an inventive socially-distanced dinner, and a virtual attendance option. Special preparations are being made to hold the event in accordance with the available public-health guidelines. Tables and tickets to the gala can be purchased by calling the VSO office at (956) 661-1615 or emailing email@example.com. Visit the VSO on the web at www.valleyorchestra.org for updates and more information.
The Mission Food Park will be open weekly Thursday through Sunday. Thursday will be from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Sundays will be open from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mission Food Park, powered by the Mission EDC, is located at the CEED building on Bryan Road and U.S. Business 83. The site is the permanent location of Jitterz coffee bar and local brewery 5x5 Brewing Co., which will be operating during the food park hours. The food park will host a variety of food trucks including Queenie, Motoramen, Sahadi’s, and Pineapple Ninjaz. Hours and regular updates of vendors will be on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MissionFoodPark, and website, www.missionfoodpark.com/.
Every first and third Friday of the month, from 5 to 9 p.m., Edinburg will host Food Trucks N’ Tunes at McIntyre Promenade. Parking will be at city hall, 415 W. University Dr. Dogs on a leash are welcome. For more information, call (956) 383-6246 or visit www.edinburgarts.com.
If you have an event coming up, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include contact information, social distancing requirements and any additional information that would be helpful to the community.