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February 3, 2021 - Events Calendar


February 5

Premiering on February 5 at 7 p.m. on YouTube will be a recital with the students and faculty of the Flute Studio presented by UTRGV Patron of the Arts. Under the direction of Dr. Krista Jobson, this recital celebrates the work of the members of the flute studio and provides experience for the students in preparation for their full recitals, auditions, competitions, and juries.

Now through February 6

Through February 6, the City of South Padre Island will be doing Christmas tree recycling from 8 to 11 a.m. at the community center. This will be going on until February 6. Most of the trees taken to the center will be turned into mulch. Some will be used to help with dune preservation on the island. The SPI Community Center is located at 4501 Padre Blvd. For more information, call (956) 761-8168.

Now through February 7

Wild Bees, an exhibition showcasing the works of Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman, is on display at IMAS. The IMAS galleries are open weekly Wednesday through Saturday with modified hours and scheduled admission tickets. Currently admission is $1 for guests four and up, and IMAS members and children under 4 receive free admission. Visit theimasonline.org for the most up to date visitor information.

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.

February 12 through March 6

The Hidalgo Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit will open February 12 and 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. A “Meet the Artists” event will be held on Saturday, February 13th, outside, with gallery viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. 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.


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.

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.