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.
April 22 - McAllen Public Library is hosting a series of programs with the Texas Master Naturalist. The program slated for April is a Beginning Gardening and Composting class that will take place in Meeting Rooms AB from 3 to 4 p.m. Supplies will be provided for a hands-on planting activity. Registration is required. Call (56) 681-3061 to register.
April 25 - Native Plant Project's guest speaker for the meeting in Weslaco will be Prof. Juan Gonzalez who is an associate professor of geology at the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Science at UTRGV. His presentation will be about a recent initiative called, "The Ancient Landscapes of South Texas: Hiding in Plain Sight" in which he will explore the history of the Rio Grande Valley foing back 43 million years. Gonzalez will investigate the main geological events that htave shaped the landscape including the arrival of humans 12,000 years ago and Europeans in the 1700s. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Valley Nature Center, 301 South Border St. in Weslaco. There is no charge to attend. For more information visit on Facebook or visit www.nativeplantproject.org.
April 29 - The City of Mission will hold their annual Trash Bash. Sponsors and volunteers are needed. Volunteers will be offered a picni with food, fun and games after the hard day's work. Call (956) 580-8668 for more information.
April 29 - PSJA will host their Annual Autism Acceptance Walk and scholarship fundraiser. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m. It will be held at the PSJA Stadium, 703 E. Sam Houston Blvd. in Pharr.
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 email@example.com. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Mission CISD students. Event will be held at Shary Municipal Golf Course.
May 11 - An evening of prayer will be held at 7 p.m. at the Mission Event Center (Shary Rd.) with powerful testimony and healing prayers for mental health will be shared. Praise and worship will begin at 6:30 p.m. Mental health, behavioral health, medical professional, and service agencies will be on site to provide support services.
May 13 - Sea Turtle, Inc. will host their Kemps Krawl-Sea Turtle Inc 5K Family Fun Run beginning at 8 a.m. at Sea Turtle Inc., 6617 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island. Runners will begin at the Holiday Inn Beach Resort. A Family run will begin at 8:15 a.m. that will include stations along the route with educational games and sea turtle facts to keep the whole family entertained.
May 13 - The City of Alamo will host their Watermelon Festival from 2 to 11 p.m. at Downtown Central Park, 800 E. Main St. There will be live music, carnival, food and more. For more information contact Lori Solis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (956) 750-2322.
May 13 - City of Harlingen presents Blues on the Hill at McKelvey Park. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Free admission and parking. There will be food and drinks available.
June 10 - City of Harlingen presents Blues on the Hill at McKelvey Park. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Free admission and parking. There will be food and drinks available.