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March 3, 2021 - Events Calendar

March 4

Quinta Mazatlán is hosting author Lisa Kay Adam on Thursday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on The Back Porch at Quinta Mazatlán. Adam has taken the whispered and fragmented words of the ancient Coahuiltecan peoples and expanded the meanings into poems and stories. Her book, xuai, will be for sale and signing for that unique gift. The book, xuai: mission-house-village-town, opens up a window of imagination into the experience of indigenous peoples who lived in the Spanish colonial missions of South Texas and northeastern Mexico. Join us on The Back Porch at Quinta Mazatlán, $5 per person. As outdoor class size is limited for health protocols, please book in advance at www.quintamazatlan.ticketleap.com. Please follow current Covid-19 Safety Guidelines while in the Park. For more information, contact (956) 681-3370 and follow Quinta Mazatlán on social media.

March 5

The City of Edinburg's Cultural Arts Division is proud to present a year-round series event. Starting on March 5th, 2021, The City of Edinburg will host Food Trucks N’ Tunes at McIntyre Promenade. These events will occur every first and third Friday of every month of 2021 at McIntyre Promenade (McIntyre and 7th Street). The main attraction for this event will be the variety of food trucks and the different artists/musicians that will get on the stage and perform for the public. This event will have all the COVID-19 Measures to ensure public, vendors and performers’ safety. For more information contact The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library at (956) 383-6246. You can also visit the City of Edinburg's Cultural Arts website at www.edinburgarts.com for more information about this and other Edinburg events.

March 6

To enhance exhibit displays and purchase needed equipment, the Friends of the City of Alamo Museum will be holding an outdoor fundraising rummage sale on Saturday, March 6, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 130 South Eighth Street. The rummage sale will include household items, furniture, some clothing and more. Donations of items are being accepted from the public. The museum is located at 130 S. 8th St.

March 6

Keep McAllen Beautiful (KMB) will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary of the Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, March 6. The Arbor Day Celebration is a fun-filled event where participants take part in a 5K, 10K run, 25 mile or 100 kilometer bike tour. The event will be held virtually this year, which means that participants can set their own date, place, and time to get those miles in, get active and enjoy the beautiful Rio Grande Valley spring weather. Register at www.keepmcallenbeautiful.org or call 681-4562 for more information. Packet pickup will be held on March 4, at the Keep McAllen Beautiful office. On that day, participants will pick up their event packet and a free tree.

March 12

UTRGV Patron of the Arts presents a Cold War Recital. Join them for a performance of Dr. Kenneth Saxon’s Cold War Recital. The program is built around the Second Piano Sonata of Shostakovich and Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations and includes music by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and a newly commissioned work by Kawai Shiu. The music is infused with poetry and texts that bring into vivid relief the voices of composers living in the shadow cast by the Super Powers. Subscribe to their YouTube Channel or find them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/utrgvpatron/, to view the show.

March 13

“Begin to Birdwatch,” which is all about the joy of birds and how to get started on your birdwatching journey, including tips and tricks for identifying birds is being offered on March 13th at 10 a.m. Advanced registration required via Ticketleap; search for “Begin to Birdwatch” or “Quinta Mazatlan.” Quinta Mazatlán thanks visitors for following the most current COVID-19 safety guidelines while visiting the park. For more information on Quinta Mazatlán, follow on Facebook and Instagram or call (956) 681-3370.

Now through March 6

The Hidalgo Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit will run through March 6. The exhibit will be displayed at the Upper Valley Art League (UVAL) at 921 E. 12th St. in Mission. The exhibit features art made by Winter Texans and local artists. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required for all events. For more information, call the gallery at (956) 583-2787.

Now through March 28

IMAS presents Max Vityk’s Warriors of Light on exhibit in the main gallery. In this series Vityk investigates the narrative elements and figures of ancient rock engravings and mythological and folk symbols. The exhibit is comprised of 12 large acrylic paintings. Find out more information online at theimasonline.org.


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/.

The Senior Texas Slow Pitch Fun Softball League, geared for players over 55, will be meeting weekly at 9 a.m. at West Side Park on Ware Road in McAllen. The B League (intermediate ability) will be meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays. The A League (more competitive) will be meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call Fred at (956) 897-6961 or Ed at (956) 581-2254.

Every first and third Friday of the month, starting March 5th, 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 news@wintertexantimes.com. Please include contact information, social distancing requirements and any additional information that would be helpful to the community.