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Harlingen Community Theatre parodies Shakespeare

Harlingen Community Theatre will be performing Shakespeare this weekend, January 17-19. The theatre will be performing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged is by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. It parodies 37 plays of The Bard, with all being performed in comically shortened, or merged form, by only three actors.

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MHM Hosts 14th Annual Mission Quilt Show

20200115 IMG 8410 mhmJoin the Mission Historical Museum as they host their 14th Annual Mission Quilt Show, January 17, at 2 p.m. The program kicks off days after the opening of their Quilt Exhibition. The Quilt Exhibition opens January 11 and is a unique display of quilts brought in by the community to be part of the ceremony.

The reception will feature a special Turning of the Quilts program. Quilt Turning is a unique way of telling the history and story behind antique quilts. Quilts have a long history of not only being used for warmth, but are also considered a form of art. They are a tangible history of the lives and experiences as told from the Quilter themselves.

Join the museum as they present awards to participants and journey through the unique stories that are crafted through quilting.

The Mission Historical Museum is located at 900 Doherty Avenue. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information on this program or any upcoming events contact the museum office at (956) 580-8646, visit us at www.missionmuseum.org, or follow them on Facebook.

First Showcase was a thumping good time

20200115 SHOWCASE IMG 3474Every year the Activity Directors Association and Robert and Billie Ferguson put on two Showcase events. These events introduce the Valley’s activity directors to Wintertainers™ that come to the Valley to entertain you. It gives them a chance to get an idea of what the Wintertainers™ are like, a sampling of what they do, and then an opportunity to book these Wintertainers™ for next season, or even the current season if spots are available.

This year’s Showcase was my first opportunity to attend and was stunning. All of the Wintertainers™ were given nine minutes to showcase their best work with montages and medleys that left the audience tapping their toes, singing along, and doubled over in fits of laughter. I left with a rather long list of my own of the Wintertainers™ I plan to go catch their full show or find at a dance the rest of this season. Be sure to look for my husband and I when you are out some Tuesday or Wednesday evening this season.

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Coffee, doughnuts, and a musical

Another magical story is soon to grace the stage at the Harlingen Performing Arts Conservatory, and they are inviting every Winter Texan to an exclusive showing of Beauty and the Beast.

If you have attended an exclusive Winter Texan showing for either the production of Mamma Mia or In the Heights, then it should be good news to hear Beauty and the Beast welcomes you back for another whimsical musical.

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Animal shelter over capacity seeks help

Palm Valley Animal Society announces that it is over capacity and will be waiving all pet adoption fees in an effort to free up room at both of their centers in Edinburg.

PVAS currently has over 770 dogs under their care between their Trenton and Andrews Centers, but as the shelter of record for Hidalgo County and 6 municipalities they continue to receive dogs on a daily basis.

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Water – a blessing to the RGV

WEB On The Road HeaderWhat is the most important natural resource to a farmer? Probably water - a commodity that we just can't do without. Most of our water supply in the Rio Grande Valley comes from the Rio Grande River or as it is called in Mexico - the Rio Bravo del Norte - the brave, wild river of the North.

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Museum conducts group tours

aviation museum tourVolunteers from the Rio Grande Valley Wing of the Commemorative Air Force conducted a museum and airport tour of their facilities Monday, December 23, 2019. The tour group was from the Eastgate Mobil Home & RV Park in Harlingen, Texas.

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Renk to retire; holds two events

santa maria bullring jimvernerThe Santa Maria Bullring will host only two events this year. The first event will be held on Sunday, January 12, with the second one on Sunday, February 16. Fred Renk will be retiring after these two events. Both events will star the world’s seventh female matador, Karla Santoyo.

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Texas A&M Singing Cadets Perform Tomorrow

singing cadetsThe Senior Ambassadors Men’s Chorus will welcome the Texas A&M Singing Cadets to the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday, January 9, 2020 for a performance at the Center Church, located at 4801 N. Cage Blvd., in Pharr. Internationally known as the “Voice of Aggieland,” the Singing Cadets are Texas A&M University’s premier men’s chorus. The Cadets will perform American, military, sacred and Aggie-themed numbers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the performance will start at 7 p.m. Seating is general admission and the cost for a ticket is a modest $10. Monies raised from the concert will go toward two university scholarships. Tickets can be purchased at Copy Zone in McAllen, 3701 N. Bicentennial Blvd.’ during normal business hours; or by calling Mike at (956) 309-7547.