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November 17, 2021 - Events Calendar

November 15-22 

Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week location will be at Baptist Temple in McAllen, 2001 Trenton Rd. Times and dates are as follows – Monday, November 15, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, November 16, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Wednesday, November 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Friday, November 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturday, November 20, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday November 21 and Monday, November 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 817-595-2230, or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through "Follow Your Box" and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline.

November 18 

Alfresco Weslaco will be held 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. in historic downtown Weslaco. Free admission. The heart and soul of the community is in Downtown and Weslaco wants to share it with you by providing music and art. Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes. There will be food, arts and crafts vendors. For more information, visit www.weslacoedc.com, or call (956) 969-0838.

November 18 

Quinta Mazatlán is honored to host culinary expert, Melissa Guerra, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a recipe presentation and sampling on “Texas Ranch Dishes for Thanksgiving”. Tickets are $3 per person. Pre-purchased tickets are recommended at quintamazatlan.ticketleap.com Follow current COVID-19 Safety Guidelines while in park. For more information, contact Quinta Mazatlán at (956) 681-3370.

November 18 

HCISD Performing Arts presents their last showing of La Mancha at 7 p.m. “Dream the impossible dream” with them as they follow the storytelling’s of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. HCISD Performing Arts Center is located at 3217 W. Wilson Rd. For more information, tickets, and their full calendar of events, visit www.hcisdpa.org.

November 19 

Edinburg’s Food Trucks and Tunes will be held at the McIntyre Promenade. Parking at City Hall, 415 W. University Dr. There will be food trucks, music and more. For more information, call (956) 383-6246, or visit www.edinburgarts.com.

November 19-20 

The City of Mission will host their Christmas Tree Lighting event on Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 2 to 8 p.m. The event will feature arts and crafts, food, vendors, entertainment, and more. The event will be held at Leo Pena Placita Park, downtown Mission, 803 N. Conway Ave. Free admission. Call (956) 580-8760 for more information.

November 19-21 

The Harlingen Community Theatre, located at 1209 Fair Park Boulevard, presents the charming and fast-paced Off-Broadway smash hit, The Marvelous Wonderettes. Performances are presented Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. Adults $25 and Children (under 18 yrs.) $10. Tickets are sold at the Box Office on performance days: Friday and Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 p.m. HCT accepts credit/debit cards, cash, and checks. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. HCT has open seating and offers handicap accessibility. For ticket reservations and show information visit the theatre online at www.harlingencommunitytheatre.org

November 20 

St. Peter & St. Paul Episcopal Church is having their annual Craft and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Many talented artisans and woodcrafters are coming together with some awesome cooks to give you a chance at original handmade gifts just in time for Christmas. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The church is located at 2310 N. Stewart Rd., in Mission. Free admission. For more information call (956) 585-5005.

November 20

The City of Mercedes will host their Queen City Market Days located in historical downtown Mercedes from 4 to 9 p.m. The event will be held every third Saturday of the month from November through January.

November 22-January 16, 2022

SPI will have their Holiday Light Show with synchronized festive music that is played in 15-minute intervals, daily from 6 to 9 p.m. at the SPI Convention Center.

November 24

The South Pole Illuminated Festival returns to the McAllen Convention Center. Tickets are already available at southpoleoftexas.com or at McAllen Convention Center Box Office.

November 27

Gelman Stained Glass Museum will be hosting an Adults Organ Workshop with Concert Organist Dan Miller between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The workshop will take place at 411 Virgen de San Juan Blvd., in San Juan. In this workshop, Miller will guide participants through the incredible world of organ playing. Learn about this instrument in a one-of-a-kind workshop nestled in a cathedral-like chapel. Miller will offer tips and practical suggestions to organists. Cost is $30 per person and will include a one-hour private tour of the museum afterwards with the museum director.

November 27

Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce hosts La Cebollita Mid-Valley Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will feature local homegrown products including produce, unique artesian items, specialty goods, and more. There will also be live entertainment and a comfortable environment to enjoy with family and friends. The event will be located in Downtown Weslaco at 501 S. Kansas Ave. For more information, call (956) 968-2102 or visit www.weslaco.com.