Submitted by Rev. Dr, Jerry Butcher, Mission
Both in our mid 80’s, my wife, Betty, and I had an ‘appointment’ between 3 and 5 p.m. at the RH COVID Vaccination Clinic in Edinburg. It was a disorganized disaster. They funneled second shot people, cancelled out the day before, on to our day and opened the vaccines to a first come, first serve invitation. This left many elderly people, like us, thinking we had a time slot, waiting in freezing temperatures.
Read more: Remembering the kindness of a stranger
Quinta Mazatlán is proud to host Valley native and photographer, Pedro De La Fuente, on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 600 Sunset Drive, at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on The Back Porch at Quinta Mazatlán. His topic ‘A Walk Around the Valley’ will highlight key locations, animals, local architecture, and a night sky that can be seen--even from your backyard. De la Fuente will take you on a journey showcasing what makes the Valley unique and diverse.
Read more: Quinta Mazatlan presents A Walk Around the Valley
By William Renner, Reference Librarian
Speer Memorial Library in Mission invites you to join us on Tuesday, March 2, for a discussion of the book Educated, to take place via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. in Spanish, and at 6:30 p.m. in English. We will send a link for this virtual meeting to all who sign up.
Read more: Library to host book discussion
To enhance exhibit displays and purchase needed equipment, the Friends of the City of Alamo Museum will be holding an outdoor fundraising rummage sale on Saturday, March 6, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 130 South Eighth Street.
Read more: Alamo Museum holds fundraiser
The Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) promotes the importance of literacy, culture, and the arts to students, parents, educators, and community members throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
The literary and performing arts have seen the world through many times of crisis. As we adjust to new realities during the ongoing pandemic, FESTIBA 2021 will focus on Building Resilience Through Arts and Literacy.
Read more: FESTIBA 2021 events planned
By Quinta Mazatlán World Birding Center
Every year, thousands of people around the world watch and enjoy the birds that live around us. Because birdwatching is such a popular pastime, different citizen science projects have sprung up to add scientific value to the hobby. One such project is eBird, started by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in 2002, which has grown to be a favorite for birdwatchers. By submitting checklists, which can include photos and sounds of birds, people can keep track of what birds they’ve seen in a convenient online format. Those checklists are also used by scientists to help better understand bird migration, distribution, and population trends.
Read more: Why should we count our backyard birds?
After careful evaluation and consideration, the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) has decided to cancel this year’s Winter Texan Drive-In Concert, scheduled for Thursday, February 25, due to the ongoing inclement weather conditions and power outages across the city. The GMCC apologizes for any inconvenience this decision might have caused. The GMCC will be issuing refunds to those who have already purchased their parking pass.
It is crucial that we come together as a community to help one another to get through these challenging times. For more information regarding refunds, please feel free to contact Jennifer Espinoza or C.J. Sanchez at (956) 585-2727.
The City of Edinburg's Cultural Arts Division is proud to present a year-round series event. Starting on March 5th, 2021, The City of Edinburg will host Food Trucks N’ Tunes at McIntyre Promenade. These events will occur every first and third Friday of every month of 2021 at McIntyre Promenade (McIntyre and 7th Street).
The main attraction for this event will be the variety of food trucks and the different artists/musicians that will get on the stage and perform for the public. Our musical guests for Friday, March 5th, 2021 will be Street Corner Soul Band and the live music will start at 6 p.m.
This event will have all the COVID-19 Measures to ensure public, vendors and performers’ safety.
For more information contact The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library at (956) 383-6246. You can also visit the City of Edinburg's Cultural Arts website at www.edinburgarts.com for more information about this and other Edinburg events.
Quinta Mazatlán is hosting author Lisa Kay Adam on Thursday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on The Back Porch at Quinta Mazatlán. Adam has taken the whispered and fragmented words of the ancient Coahuiltecan peoples and expanded the meanings into poems and stories. Her book, xuai, will be for sale and signing for that unique gift!
Read more: The Lost World presented at Quinta Mazatlán
Written by Adam Russell, TAMU
Chat with Green Aggies, a team of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists and agents, will be hosting an emergency webinar session at 4 p.m. February 26 to address questions and concerns related to recovering turfgrass and plants in urban landscapes and gardens following the winter storm.
Read more: Recovering plants, grass after winter storms