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Guest lecture on IMAS curated landscapes

IMG 9623A 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.

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MHM presents lecture on UFO sightings

Join Mission Historical Museum as Noe Torres presents an interesting topic on Saturday, October 14th at 11 a.m. Admission is free to the public. Sweets and light refreshments will be served. Also happening that morning is the museum’s Solar Eclipse Lawn Party, in which the Sharyland Aviation Club will present the public with neat tools to experience the Solar Eclipse, reaching 92% maximum at 11:59 p.m.

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Empty Bowls 2023 date set

heb checkThe Food Bank RGV proudly announces H-E-B Hunger Relief as the Title and Presenting sponsor for the 17th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Silent Auction. H-E-B Hunger Relief's remarkable commitment to the cause shines through their generous donation, which provides 100,000 meals to those at risk of hunger in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Weslaco ITheatre at the Tower opens for auditions

20230905 iTheatre Weslaco webITheatre 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.

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Gladys Porter Zoo has discount weekends

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.

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September programs at Bentsen-RGV State Park

Fun and informative programs for all ages are always available at Bentsen-RGV State Park. Scheduled programs are free with park admission. Reservations required for some programs (marked with an *). All programs will meet at the tram turnaround at park headquarters unless otherwise specified. Please call ahead to confirm program schedule and details at (956) 584-9156. Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park is located on 2800 South Bentsen Palm Drive in Mission, Texas.

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Benefit Comedy show at Pharr Community Theater, July 29.

BenefitShow Austin VidalezRecalled Productions, a local comedy troupe and comic promotions venture, will host a benefit comedy show to raise funds for the medical expenses of 8-year-old Austin Vidales from La Feria, TX.

“Austin is a boy with eyes as bright as his smile,” says his loving mom.

He enjoys fishing with his family, MOD Pizza, and Super Mario. Austin has two favorite stuffed animals, boxy and foxy, both of whom go on silly adventures documented by his mom and dad through photographs they capture on their phones.

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Wreaths Across America kicks off Giving in July 2023

GIJ General SupportCOLUMBIA FALLS, ME – June 28, 2023 – Today, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announces the kickoff to its annual Giving in July campaign! For WAA, this is a month dedicated to celebrating local groups and individuals who participate in the organization’s $5 pay-back Sponsorship Group Program. Through this unique program supporters ‘Do Good Twice’ through each $17 sponsorship made. Not only will every sponsorship honor our nation’s servicemembers with the placement of a veteran’s wreath on National Wreaths Across America Day, but local nonprofits, civic groups and organizations will receive $5 back from each sponsorship made for their program or other efforts throughout the year.

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Seven tips to stay safe during the summer heat

Heat stroke triggersAUSTIN— The dog days of summer have certainly arrived, and with the soaring temperatures Texas State Parks is sharing seven tips to help Texans enjoy time outdoors safely. Last year, 47 state parks reported 141 heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. Since January 1, 77 heat-related incidents have already been reported, compared to 64 reported by this time last year.

Here are the top seven heat hacks recommended for park visitors:

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STC present second annual South Texas Latinx New Play Festival

Festival FlyerSouth Texas College (STC) Theatre & Dance will host their 2nd annual South Texas Latinx New Play Festival. The festival will be held Thursday, June 22 through June 24 at STC’s Cooper Center for the Performing Arts at 3200 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.

The event showcases new plays written by Latinx playwrights throughout the US. Three plays out of thirty submissions were selected by a committee consisting of playwrights, theatre artists, and STC faculty & staff as festival finalists with five others selected as semifinalists. The intent of the event is to cultivate new plays which speaks to the Latinx perspective and experience.

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