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Inspiration, fun and music

lonestar jubilee the texansThe Lone Star Jubilee is making their stop in the Valley this coming week. With just three concerts to catch them at, you will want to plan to be at one. From Branson, the group focuses on bringing great music, comedy, and fun for the whole family.

The Texans, who have performed for 48 years in the Rio Grande Valley as both The Texans and Lone Star Jubilee, are looking forward to entertaining the crowd.

Sam Ray and the Texans are not only entertainers, but they are also missionaries who strive to spread the word of God through their deeds throughout the world.

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MPL hosts drive-in movie nights

McAllen Public Library continues to serve the community with safe programming through their latest offering: Family Drive-In Movie Nights. Enjoy free, family-friendly movies from the comfort of one’s own vehicle. Carnival food will be on sale and served car side, provided by North American Midway Entertainment. A snack menu is available at bit.ly/MovieNightSnackMenu.

Seating is limited and registration is required. Gates open at 6 p.m. and showtime is at 6:30 p.m.

On Friday, January 15, The Call of the Wild will be shown. Register at http://bit.ly/mplcallofthewild. Aladdin will be showing on Saturday, January 16. You can register for the showing at http://bit.ly/mplaladdin.

For more information, please call (956) 681-3010.

First Showcase next week

Every year the Activity Directors Association and Robert and Billie Ferguson put on two Showcase events. These events introduce the Valley’s activity directors to entertainment that comes to the Valley to entertain you. It gives them a chance to get an idea of what the entertainment is 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.

The event is not open to the general public, but only to Activity Director Association members. Tickets are required for the events.

This year’s Showcases will be held at Mission Bell Resort in Mission on Wednesday, January 13 and Thursday, January 21. The January 13 Showcase will start at 11 a.m., with people starting to gather at around 10 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. and the showcase should end about 4 p.m.

January 21 begin at 8 a.m. The Thursday Showcase should run to about noon.

If you haven’t received your tickets, or are interested in becoming an association member, call Billie Ferguson at (865) 253-2514.

Current social distancing and safety protocols will be in place.

Keeping the cheer in Weslaco

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is keeping the cheer in their city. They are having a Christmas Light Display on December 12.

The city will have some fun curbside giveaways during the event. Visit them at 275 S. Kansas. Christmas cookies and hot chocolate will also be available for guests.

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SPI holds boat parade

South Padre Island will hold their lighted boat parade and firework show on Saturday, December 12. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Boats will start from Sea Ranch Marina to Aries Street. Pick a spot and stay a safe distance from others.

Drive-thru Wonderland to be held in Edinburg

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Edinburg and Edinburg EDC presents the inaugural Holiday in the Park. This holiday season, Edinburg Municipal Park will be transformed into a drive-thru wonderland. Thousands of twinkling lights will be on display from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. starting December 12 through January 2, 2021.

The festive event will be free to the public and will be open for a total of 22 nights to enjoy approximately one mile of themed entertainment. The Holiday in the Park event will be held in place of the annual Night of Lights Parade

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