The Autumn/Winter exhibits at the Texas Quilt Museum once again showcase the variety of the art form with three very important diverse offerings. The exhibits will be on display through December 19.
Storylines: Jane Burch Cochran, Wendy Huhn, and Joan Schulze
This exhibit will consist of 14 works by the trio of talented quilters under this specific theme. A storyline consists of the narrative threads connecting characters and events, often with surprise twists that can complicate the main narrative as it weaves the events that hold our attention until the end.
Read more: Quilt Museum Fall exhibits open
Christmas is coming. Not something that most people want to hear this soon, except perhaps those who are thinking about entering the International Museum of Art and Science Christmas Tree Forest. The IMAS Guild, which organizes this popular locally sourced annual exhibit, has chosen “Christmas in the Rio Grande Valley” for this year’s theme.
Read more: IMAS Christmas Tree Forest accepting entries
The Museum of South Texas History welcomes the community to the launch of a temporary Veterans Day exhibit that honors the historic contributions of South Texas veterans.
From Saturday, November 6 to Sunday, November 21, the museum’s collections and exhibits team will display historic military artifacts. The exhibit will highlight the contributions of veterans from the South Texas region. If you or someone you know would like to share experiences serving in the military, please contact Exhibits and Collections Coordinator Melissa Peña at (956) 383-6911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stories will be recorded and archived in the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives.
Read more: MOSTH hosts Veterans Day exhibit
By William Renner, reference librarian
Speer Memorial Library in Mission invites you to join them on Tuesday, November 16, for a discussion of Girl with a Pearl Earring in the Library’s Community Room and online via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. in Spanish and 6:30 p.m. in English. A link will be sent to those who wish to attend via Zoom.
For 2021, we are providing an added incentive to participate in the Morton’s Book Club. Speer Memorial Library was the recipient of the Texas Reads Grant and will make free copies available, while supplies last, to people who sign up for the book discussions. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Read more: Speer to host book discussion
The 28th Annual Shrimp Cookoff & Seafood Festival is scheduled to be held on site in the parking lot of Sutherlands in Port Isabel on Saturday, November 6. Dozens of professional and amateur chefs will be preparing their favorite recipes for thousands of festival attendees at a modest fee. Each contestant’s recipe will be judged on appearance, aroma, and taste by a select panel of judges.
Live entertainment by The Agency, vendors and exciting new challenges will be featured at the 2021 event. Gate fee is $5 per adult and children 12 and under are free. Hours of the festival are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with winners announced in both divisions at 4 p.m.
Read more: 2021 Shrimp Cookoff and Seafood Festival this weekend
Cities throughout the Rio Grande Valley will be honoring their community Veterans. Here are just a few of the events that will be taking place next week.
The City of Mission will be hosting a Veterans Appreciation Barbecue on Wednesday, November 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Mission Event Center (2425 Ruby Red Blvd).
At the event, Veterans are invited to take a short drive through “Honors Lane” at the event center and pick up a delicious Texas Style BBQ chicken plate with trimmings in appreciation of your services.
Read more: Valley cities to hold Veterans events
The Community Altar Exhibit at Museum of South Texas History closes Sunday, November 7, and will conclude with a Sunday Speaker Series reception from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy one last look at the exhibit, which was built by 10 community organizations and individuals. This exhibit honors and celebrates departed loved ones with favorite items, photographs and the traditional offerings such as salt and cempasuchiles known as marigolds. Each altar was built by a family friend, relative or a community organization.
Read more: MOSTH hosts closing reception
Fronter Fest is back at Frontera Audubon. The event will be celebrated Saturday evening, November 6, on the back lawn of the Skaggs House, starting at 7 p.m.
There will be food, drinks, games, a photo booth, and lots of camaraderie. Two gift bundles will be raffled off – one for the men and one for the women.
Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Frontera Visitors’ Center, Valley Trophies, and the Boocha Bar and Taproom. For more information, or tickets, call (956) 968-3275. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for details.
Read more: Frontera Fest is back