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Presenting ‘Wizard of Oz’ Dec. 1-2

McALLEN – One of the most beloved musicals of all time, “The Wizard of Oz,” will be performed by the McAllen Memorial High School choir, for their 28th annual musical production.

Performances will be at the McAllen Memorial High School Auditorium, 101 E. Hackberry, and will play Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.

The award-winning show, based on L. Frank Baum’s novel, features music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg including memorable classics such as “Over the Rainbow,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Ding, Dong the Witch Is Dead,” “If I Were King of the Forest” and more. With its unforgettable songs, classic cast of characters and talented performers, and message that everyone has a gift to share, the production will entertain all ages.

Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 956-632-5258.

Edinburg will have Night of Lights on Dec. 2

The annual Edinburg Lighted Christmas Parade will take place Friday, Dec. 2 beginning at 7 p.m.

The parade begins at the corner of University Drive and Sugar Road and ends at the Hidalgo County Courthouse. Look for lighted floats created by businesses and schools and marching bands.

A Night of Lights Festival will be held in the City Courtyard with food, arts and crafts from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information call the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce at (956) 383-4974 or 800-800-7214.

‘A Tejano Christmas’ to be presented in RV resorts

The Pharr Community Theater is presenting the play “A Tejano Christmas Carol,” a new adaptation by Pedro Garcia from the famous Charles Dickens story “A Christmas Carol,” set in the Rio Grande Valley in the city of Pharr. 

The well-known Ebenezer Scrooge becomes Ezequiel Codos, the most powerful attorney in the entire region and a big time water broker and landowner.  He’s so greedy that he sells large portions of water rights from the Rio Grande causing catastrophe in the future, when the river goes dry and thousands are thirsty. 

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Rio Grande Valley Band getting ready for Christmas

Members of the Rio Grande Valley Band are returning to the Valley and have begun practicing for their annual Christmas concert to be held Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in McAllen.

New members for the band are welcome and director Gene Geode asks that anyone with band experience who is interested in joining the band, contact him at (218) 341-6166. There is a need for more flutes, clarinets and alto saxophones.

Six additional concerts will be held from Jan. 8 through Mar.12. Rehearsals are each Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

UTRGV presents ‘The Life and Times of Winter Texans’

UTRGV University Productions will present “The Life and Times of Winter Texans,” a collection of eight original sketches by Eric Wiley. In this collection, Wiley, author of the hit comedy “Late Bloomers,” takes a humorous look at the Rio Grande Valley’s colorful, sometimes cantankerous winter visitors.

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Zoo Nights & Lights Dec. 2-4

Zoo Night & Lights, a time honored Brownsville Christmas celebration, will be held Dec. 2-4 at the Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold Street in Brownsville.

The paths of the zoo will once again be lit with approximately 800 luminarias as visitors make a nighttime visit to the zoo. In addition, the zoo will be aglow with about 150 lighted animal and holiday themed decorative figures located throughout the zoo.

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Valley Symphony Orchestra presents A Touch of Frost holiday classics concert on November 18

McALLEN—The Valley Symphony Orchestra’s popular “A Touch of Frost” holiday concert is set to begin at 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg. Special thanks go out to Frost Bank for supporting this holiday tradition for over eight years. The perfect way to ring in the season, guests will be able experience holiday favorites featuring the Valley Symphony Chorale directed by David Means, and Mariachi Aztlán directed by Frank Loera. The concert will also feature renowned tenor, David Sadlier.

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