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April 1 – In partnership with Palm Valley Animal Society, join the McAllen Public Library for their Pet Adoption Day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event includes a children’s pet-themed story time, adoption opportunity, and family movie. Donations will be accepted for PVAS. The library is located at 4001 N. 23rd. St.

April 1 – The McAllen Monarch Festival will be held at Quinta Mazatlan from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults. Celebrate the event by wearing orange. There will be live music, dances, vendors, arts and crafts, special walks, a native plant sale, and food. Tickets are available at quintamazatlan.ticketleap.com.

April 2 – The McAllen Wind Ensemble will perform “Memories” at the McAllen Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the ticketmaster website or at the center. A season pass to all four of their concerts is $40. Ticket prices usually range from $7 to $17.

April 9 – McAllen Public Library will hold their Sunday Book Club and discuss the book Verity by Colleen Hoover. The discussion will begin at 2 p.m. Registration is required at mcallenlibrary.libnet.info/events.

April 15 – IMAS will host their 15th Annual Night at the Brew-seum fundraiser that benefits IMAS and supports year-round art and science education in the Rio Grande Valley. For more information visit www.brewseum.com or www.theimasonline.org.

April 21 – Star-crossed lovers and an all-star piano soloist converge on this season finale program West Side Story by the Valley Symphony Orchestra. It will be held at 8 p.m. at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. For tickets and more information, visit https://valleyorchestra.org/concerts/.

April 22 – Blessed Assurance Children’s Shelter will hold their Bustin’ Clay for the Shelter fundraiser. Check-in will be at 7:30 a.m. with shooting beginning at 9 a.m. Lunch and awards will take place at 2:30 p.m. The event will be held at Casalan Ranch, 20011 FM 1847 in Rio Hondo. Participants must bring their own shotgun, shotgun shells, hearing and eye protection. For more information and pricing, call or text (956) 493-0055 or (956) 990-5586.

May 5 – The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce will hold their 2023 Mission Citrus Golf Classic. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with tee-off at 8:30 a.m. Two mulligans are $20, Teams of three are $500. Fees include course fees, golf cart, gift bags, breakfast, and lunch. For more information about the event or to register, call (956) 585-2727 or email vicepresident@missionchamber.com. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Mission CISD students. Event will be held at Shary Municipal Golf Course.