Two of the nation’s fastest growing sports are coming to Mission by way of a new sports complex.
The RGV Padel Club LLC will invest $2.7 million to construct a new 21,500 square-foot sports venue for padel ball and pickleball players across South Texas.
The venue will offer 18,000 square feet of court space – enough for seven padel ball and six pickleball courts – and a 3,500 square-foot building that will house a pro shop and a bar and lounge area located on the second floor so that patrons can watch games from above.
Read more: RGV Padel Club to build Valley’s largest-of-its-kind venue for padel ball, pickleball
The Rio Grande Valley Woodcarvers have begun 2023-2024 seasonal meetings. The woodcarvers are meeting at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana Blvd., in Pharr.
The club has a long history in the Valley dating back to 1983. Carving club members come from as far away as New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Canada, not to mention the members from right here in the Valley. They visit to follow a common passion: woodcarving.
Read more: Join the woodcarvers on Thursdays
Keep McAllen Beautiful (KMB) is hosting its 12th annual Arbor Day Celebration with a new date – Saturday, November 4, 2023 – and a new location – Westside Park, 1000 S. Ware Rd. This fundraising event will support Keep McAllen Beautiful’s mission to help increase awareness of the importance of planting and caring for trees.
Read more: Keep McAllen Beautiful announces Arbor Day Celebration
The City of Mission recently unveiled its newest initiative, the Community Tool Shed, which will provide free access to a wide range of tools for the community. Tools available include lawnmowers, hand tools, shovels, trimmers, garden rakes, and more. This unique project aims to foster community collaboration, benefit residents who lack access to essential equipment, and contribute to the cleanliness and beauty of the city.
Read more: City of Mission opens Community Tool Shed
A refreshing exhibition at the International Museum of Art & Science, Natural Expressions: Collected Landscapes from the IMAS Vault celebrates visual artists who observed the natural scenes and creatively recorded what they saw. Explore the beauty of those vivid scenes and learn more about these works of art with guest curator Mary Nettie Rodriguez in this intimate gallery talk on Sunday, October 8, at the IMAS from 2 to 3 p.m. with a second talk on Saturday, December 9, at 2 p.m.
Read more: Guest lecture on IMAS curated landscapes
ITheatre at the Tower opens for Auditions this week, Tuesday, September 5th and Thursday, September 7th from 6:30PM-8PM, located at 120 S. Kansas, Weslaco, TX 78596. This season’s production is “The Invasion of Earth as it began in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey” by J.R. Mimbs.
“The play is based around the infamous 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. This event caused widespread panic because many people believed that it was real news. The play is focused on how people react to this event. Some, panic some turn on each other and others hold on to their humanity. Almost 100 years later and it is still a good reflection of ourselves” shared Steve Urbina, Director of ITheatre.
Read more: Weslaco ITheatre at the Tower opens for auditions
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS — Gladys Porter Zoo will have special discount admission prices for three select weekends only. Guests can rack up some impressive savings with 60 to75 percent off regular admission rates and see the new zoo babies that have recently debuted, including a baby orangutan, baby capybaras, baby flamingos and an adorable baby red-flanked duiker.
Admission for Brownsville residents will be only $4 per adult (ages 14+) and $3 per child (ages 2 to 13) on September 8th, 9th, and 10th. The following weekend on September 15th, 16th, and 17th, discount days will be held for residents of Cameron County, Willacy County, and Matamoros, Mexico. Admission will be $6.00 per adult and $4 per child.
Read more: Gladys Porter Zoo has discount weekends