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September 19 & 20 – Local naturalist and watercolor artist, Juanita Gibson will give a presentation on hummingbirds at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Edinburg World Birding Center, 714 S. Raul Longoria Rd. A reservation is required as seating is limited. The program is free. For more information, call 381-9922 or visit www.edinburgwbc.org. Volunteer training for the Native Plant Nursery will be held on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers can learn as they serve while going through the steps of the methods used to maintain the plants in the Native Plant Nursery. Training will include discussing soil mixtures used to increase plant survival, maintaining the waterlines/sprinkler system, the steps to rescuing plants and maintaining them in the nursery, as well as transplanting plants from one area to another. Volunteer training days are for those willing to commit to volunteer 15 or more hours during the fall and winter season.
September 20 – Robert Vanderveer, master gardener, will present a workshop on “Landscaping with Natives,” at 10 a.m. at the Fronter Audubon, 1101 S. Texas Blvd. in Weslaco. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Call 968-3275 to reserve a space or for more information.
September 23 – The Coalition of Independent Voters at South Texas College hosts the Hidalgo County Sheriff Sit-Down with all four candidates in the upcoming election. The discussion takes place in the STC Cooper Center at the Pecan Campus in McAllen from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
September 24 – Art Talk begins at 10 a.m. at the Pharr Memorial Library, 121 E. Cherokee. Program presenter is Dr. Tom Ball discussing “Computer-Generated Art.” There is no admission charge, and the public is invited. Call Dr. Keith Michal at 648-2036 for more information.
September 25 – Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center hosts Buckets of Fun – Fun with Sticks! at 10 a.m. for preschool children and their parents. The program is $3 for adults and $2 for kids and seniors. Call 681-3370 for more information or visit www.quintamazatlan.com. They are located at 600 Sunset in McAllen.
September 27 – The Sharyland Pioneer High School Diamond Belles Booster Club is holding a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1219 N. Glasscock. Items range from basic household items, clothes and children’s games to office equipment.
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 2 – Buckets of Fun – Fun with Beans! begins at 10 a.m. at Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center, 600 Sunset in McAllen. Preschool children and their parents will explore nature-inspired lessons through various activities. The program is $3 for adults and $2 for kids and seniors. Call 681-3370 for more information or visit www.quintamazatlan.com
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.
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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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