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April 14-15: Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (LANWR) will offer two additional public hunts for exotic species including nilgai antelope, feral hogs and fallow deer. Forty permits will be issued for each hunt, available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Refuge Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5 through 9, or until all permits are sold, whichever comes first. Permits will be $60 each, payable by cash only. Hunters will be limited to purchasing one permit per person. Their office is located at 22817 Ocelot Rd, Los Fresnos. Phone 956-748-3607 for info.

April 11-14: The UTRGV Department of Theatre’s spring Studio production presents “Theatre People,” an original play by Eric Wiley, set to run April 11 to 14 at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on April 15. Performances are held in the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre and the Studio Theatre in the Edinburg Liberal Arts Building South (ELABS) at the corner of University Drive and Sugar Road. For subscription information or tickets, school matinees, groups and special accommodations, contact Elva Galvan, University Productions Box Office, at 956-665-3581, or email her at elva.galvan@utrgv.edu.

April 12: Backal Family Mexican Calendar Art temporary exhibit opens at the Conner Museum in Kingsville. Art featured is from the 1930s to 1960s. Entry to entire museum, including temporary exhibit is free. For information call the Kingsville Visitors Center at (361) 592-8516.

 April 21 – Celebrate Earth Day in the dirt at Quinta Mazatlan. Volunteers can give back to nature in a community service event from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Groups must register in advance. Quinta Mazatlan is at 600 Sunset in McAllen. Call 956-681-3370 for information.

April 26-28: The spring season of UTRGV’s Department of Theatre concludes with the Theatre for Young Audiences production of “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales,” by John Glore. It will run April 26 to 28 at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on April 29. School matinees will also be available. Performances are held in the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre and the Studio Theatre in the Edinburg Liberal Arts Building South (ELABS) at the corner of University Drive and Sugar Road. For subscription information or tickets, school matinees, groups and special accommodations, contact Elva Galvan, University Productions Box Office, at 956-665-3581, or email her at elva.galvan@utrgv.edu.

 April 26-29: The 2017-18 South Texas College Theatre season wraps up with Bernard Pomerance’s moving drama “The Elephant Man.” It will be staged at the Cooper Center located on the Pecan Campus, 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All Sunday matinee productions are ASL interpreted by student interns. Individual ticket prices for Main Stage productions are $5 for students/faculty/senior citizens/military and $10 general admission. Studio productions are $5 general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at kioskportal.southtexascollege.edu/marketplace.aspx.

April 28: A Ride on the Wild Side provides your only chance each year to ride through King Ranch on a bicycle. It provides a photo opp in front of the iconic King Ranch Main House, while benefiting the Texas Lions Camp dedicated to children with disabilities. Registration is $50 – includes complimentary pasta and pizza dinner Friday night. http://arideonthewildside.org. For information call the Kingsville Visitors Center at (361) 592-8516.

Wednesday

• Upper Valley Art League, Clay/Pottery Group, 9 a.m. to noon, 921 E. 12th Street, Mission. Participants furnish their own clay or contribute toward purchase. No instructor, no fee. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

• Upper Valley Art League, Open Painting, any medium, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 921 E. 12th St., Mission. No instructor, no fee. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

• Neighborhood Farmer’s Market, Bryan House, 1113 E 2 Mile Line, Mission, 3-7 p.m.

• Quinta Mazatlan Native Garden Tours, (Feb.-April) all ages, chat and walk with a garden expert; 10-11 a.m.; included in admission; 600 Sunset, McAllen; for info, call 956-681-3370.

Thursday

• Quinta Mazatlan Healing in Nature with yoga and interval exercises led by Sabrina Lartz; 9-10 a.m. Included with admission; 600 Sunset, McAllen; call 956-681-3370.

• Quinta Mazatlan Art in Nature Tour, stroll Forest Sculpture Trail Tour with 30 native animal sculptures created by artist Douglas Clark, 10-11 a.m.; included with admission; 600 Sunset, McAllen; call 956-681-3370.

• Pharrmers Market at the Food Bank RGV, 724 N. Cage Blvd. in Pharr, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; call 956-904-4525 or email chbueno@foodbankrgv.com.

 Friday

• Upper Valley Art League, Clay/Pottery Group, 9 a.m. to noon, 921 E. 12th Street, Mission. Participants furnish their own clay or contribute toward purchase. No instructor, no fee. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.
• Upper Valley Art League, Paper Crafting Group, 6 to 8:30 p.m., 921 E. 12th St., Mission. No instructor, no fee. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

• Quinta Mazatlan Adobe Mansion Tour (Feb.-April), 10-11 a.m.; included with admission; 600 Sunset, McAllen; for info, call 956-681-3370.

• Quinta Mazatlan Songbird Stroll, walk through the Tamulipan thorn forest observing and hearing birds with expert naturalists; 8:30-10 a.m.; included with admission; 600 Sunset, McAllen; for info, call 956-681-3370.

Saturday

• Upper Valley Art League Photographic Art Group, 11:30 a.m., first Saturday of the month, 921 E. 12th Street in Mission. Group Leader: Phyllis Leverich. UVAL membership required – $30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

• Quinta Mazatlan Citizen Science Program, families with all ages, get hands-on learning about the Valley’s plants and animals while contributing to science; 10-11 a.m.; included with admission; 600 Sunset, McAllen. For info, call 956-681-3370.

• Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Days, all ages, visit the Discovery Museum for a nature presentation and craft, different theme each month, 11-12 p.m.; $3 fee per person; 600 Sunset, McAllen; for info, call 956-681-3370.

• Resaca City Market Days; third Saturday, monthly; shopping, food, live music; 9 a.m.-3 p.m; Batts & Sam Houston Streets, San Benito. For info: 956-361-9111.

Weekends

• McAllen Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St.