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Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 81 F

Forecast:
Tue - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 87 Low: 75
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 92 Low: 77
Thu - Isolated Thunderstorms. High: 91 Low: 76
Fri - PM Thunderstorms. High: 87 Low: 75
Sat - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 88 Low: 75

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Events Calendar

September 13 – Ruth Marquez will be the featured speaker for the next Spanish Mission Lighthouse Aglow International meeting. It begins at 10 a.m. with a free continental breakfast at Taco Ole Restaurant, 2316 N. Conway in Mission. For more information, call Estela Villarreal at 655-1119 or Connie Escamilla at 279-7887.

September 13 – For those who don’t know where to start to landscape with native plants, the Edinburg World Birding Center will hold three sessions in a landscaping series, “What to Plant.” The first will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and focus on what plants will fit in specific planting areas (size). Reservation is required by calling 381-9922. The program fee is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. The EWBC is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Rd.

September 13 – The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild celebrates Friendship Day at Pharr South, 1402 S. Cage Blvd., Pharr from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring a cover dish to share. For additional information, call Florea Flores at 648-4833 or go to www.rgvqg.com.

September 13 – A program on “Fantastic Fossils” will explain how they are made and the story they have to tel of ages past. A hands-on activity to make a fossil to take home will conclude the program. It takes place at 2 p.m. at the Edinburg World Birding Center, 714 S. Raul Longoria Rd. It is included in the regular price of admission. Call 381-9922 for more information.

September 14 – Gary Smith will give a presentation on Brassavola orchids at the Tip of Texas Orchid Society’s next meeting. Brassavola orchids give off a fragrant citrus smell, but only at night, to attract the right moth. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. at the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco. Admission is free. For more information, call 212- 0032 or 648-1733.

September 18 – The Mission Historical Museum’s Eighth Annual Museum Dinner Banquet will be held at the Mission Community Center, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. It begins with a social hour, music, and a preview of silent auction items. A dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m., followed by the program and awards presentations. The 2014 Wall of Fame Award recipients include Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, Don Lester, Blanca Marroquin, Jim Brunson and Amador and Alicia Requenez. Individual tickets and group table reservations are available. A reserved table for 10 is $400 for members and $500 for non-members. Individual, open seating tickets are $30 for museum members and $40 for non-members. For more information, contact Linda Castañeda at 580-8646.

September 23 – The annual Empty Bowls luncheon and silent auction, benefitting the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage. Tickets are $25 per person and online registration is available until Sept. 22 at www.foodbankrgv.com. Valley restaurants showcase their menus for guests to sample a wide array of cuisines. Donations are still being accepted for auction items and sponsorships are available. Call Philip Farias at 904-4513 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up.

September 26 - The Mission High School Class of 1994 will be having their annual get-together during the Sept. 26 football game against McHi at Mission’s home stadium. Kick-off is at 7:30 pm. Classmates will gather for dinner at Buffalo Wings and Rings on South Shary Rd. after the game. Classmates should ask for the “Class of 1994” section for game tickets to be assigned to the correct area and for seating at the restaurant. For more information, contact Angie Jimenez at 533-5595 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

September 27 – The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) annual benefit fundraiser, “Collage 2014: Legacy of Generosity” will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight at the museum, 1900 Nolana in McAllen. Tickets are $150 for IMAS members and $175 for nonmembers for the cocktail hour, dinner, valet parking and Aprés Féte. Tickets to the Aprés Féte only, the official Collage after party, are $35 per person and $60 per couple which includes cocktails, valet parking and heavy appetizers. Live music and museum exhibits round out the evening’s festivities. For tickets or more information, call IMAS at 682-0123.

October

October 11 – The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild meets 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Texas College, 400 N. Border in Weslaco, Building G, Room 191. Use parking Lot 1. For additional information, call Rene Darkis at 812-890-1572.

October 11 – Come develop writing skills and share the results with other creative writers at 6:30 p.m.at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center at 225 E. Stenger in San Benito. Participation is free. For more information, call 350-3905.

October 11 – San Benito Market Days runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Batts Street & Railroad Tracks with vendors, live music and food. Call 361-3804, Ext. 302 or 304, for more information.

October 31 – November 2 – The 50th class reunion for the Mission High School Class of ’65 begins with Friday with the MHS exes reception, pep rally and the homecoming game against Lincoln-Juarez High School, followed by an after game party. On Saturday, there will be a dinner and reunion at Balli’s Banquet and Special Events Center. It concludes Sunday with a brunch at La Casa del Taco. For more information or to register, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 424-6381.

November

November 1 – “Dia de los Muertos: Authors’ Night Readings” at the Writers’ Forum begins at 6:30 p.m.at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center at 225 E. Stenger in San Benito. The Forum promotes a creative group of writers, featuring their skills through talent sharing throughout the year. Participation is free. For more information, call 350-3905.

November 8 – The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild meets 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Texas College, 400 N. Border in Weslaco, Building G, Room 191. Use parking Lot 1. For additional information, call Rene Darkis at 812-890-1572.

December

December 13 – The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild meets 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Texas College, 400 N. Border in Weslaco, Building G, Room 191. Use parking Lot 1. For additional information, call Rene Darkis at 812-890-1572.


Weekly

Monday

  • TOPS #415 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 3 p.m. weigh-in, Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty. For info: Shirley Earp, 254-258-2380.
  • Crossroads Al-Anon, 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1101 Doherty. For info: Lydia, 330-6559.
  • AARP Driver Safety Classes, 12:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 1600 N. 23rd, McAllen. AARP members, $12; non-members, $14. Checks or money orders only. Class size limited to 15. For info: 682-1468.

Wednesday

  • Mission Lions Club, 12 p.m., Danny’s Mexican Restaurant, 122 W. Tom Landry. Meals are $8. Fellow Lions welcomed.
  • Upper Valley Art League open painting for members, any medium, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 921 E. 12th St., Mission. Annual dues, $30. Info or to join: 583-2787.
  • Helping Other Patients Emotionally (H.O.P.E.), cancer patient support group, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., McAllen Library at Nolana and 23rd, Conference Room B; Marsha Nelson, Ph.D., facilitator. Info: 624-3840.

Thursday

  • Mission Rotary Club, 12 p.m., Club at Cimarron, 1200 S. Shary Rd. Salad bar buffet, $10; Mexican food buffet, $15. All Rotarians and interested persons welcomed.
  • “Family Fun Night,” $1 admission to IMAS, 4 to 8 p.m., Bicentenntial Way and Nolana Ave., McAllen. Info: 682-0123.

Friday

  • Upper Valley Art League, open clay/pottery group (coil method), 9 a.m. to noon, 921 E. 12th Street, Mission. Participants furnish their own clay or contribute toward purchase. No instructor, no fee. UVAL membership required/$30 annually. Info: 583-2787.

Weekends

  • The Friends of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge guided kayak tours run through August. No experience necessary. Instruction provided. Cost: $30 per adult; $25 ages 8 to 12 (must be accompanied by parent). Includes all equipment, snack, guides and transportation to the Laguna Madre. Reservations required; call 748-3607, Ext. 111.
  • Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center, 600 Sunset, McAllen; early morning bird walk, 8:30 a.m. Regular admission applies.
  • McAllen Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St.

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