Your Guide To The Rio Grande Valley

Weekend Events — Friday, Jan. 11 – Sunday, Jan. 13

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT Join a Town Lake staff member for a 30 minute workout on a paddleboard. No experience is necessary. WHEN Noon Saturday and Sunday WHERE Town Lake at Fireman’s Park, 201 N. 1st St., McAllen BOAT & FISH TOWN LAKE Pedal boat, kayak or...

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Saxet Gun Show

If you are prepping for the upcoming hunting season or have a passion for western collectibles, then head on over to the Saxet Gun Show. This trade show offers a variety of products for different interests including hunting, target sports, outdoor gear, and...

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Photos at Maddies Holiday Lights

Don’t miss out on the last weekend to take photos as Maddie’s Holiday Lights! Enjoy the good weather with good company! Bring your family and friends! Take cute photos together. The fee to take professional photos are $7, but children 2 years old and younger are free!...

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John Milton – Duermase Performance

Be captivated by the mysterious John Milton’s and his performance, Duermase! Milton will entrance lucky audience members to participate in his hypnosis act, widely known throughout Mexico and America. Come see what all the fun is about! Purchase tickets online through...

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Colibrí Children’s Choir: Auditions for New Members

Calling all students from grades 1st – 10th grade! The Colibri Children’s Choir is looking for new members whom have a strong desire to sing, a willingness to work and have vocal potential. Auditions will be held at the McAllen Creative Incubator, from 9 – noon this...

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Cub Scout Stories in Shapes Workshop at IMAS

Attention all cub scout families! Earn your art or science badge during the IMAS Stories in Shapes, workshop this Saturday! Learn how abstract art is utilized by artists to express themes and ideas. While at the workshop visit one of the art galleries for inspiration...

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Wedding Fair

If you just got engaged recently then you have to make it to the Wedding Fair hosted at the McAllen Convention Center! Let your Pinterest boards come to life when you meet the top venues, at this fair! Learn about the new trends for this upcoming year, and connect...

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Atelier Art Program for Kids and Adults (Weekdays)

Atelier Art Program Impressionism and Modern Art Drawing and Painting Studies 2018-19 After School Art Program Students will understand the elements of art as they become familiar with the principles of Modern Art. Impressionism can be considered the first distinctly...

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Sunset Botany Tour

Surround yourself with the beauty of nature at the ongoing Sunset Botany Tour with the McAllen Nature Center. With a suggested $1 admission donation you can walk with a staff botanist through the trails of native gardens. Learn about backyard gardening, survival, and...

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Winter Texan Expo

What is better than a free event? How about one with over 100 exhibitors, music, and fun! Expect to play games and have access to free entertainment at the McAllen Convention Center! Want to eat at a sit-down restaurant afterward? Head over to one of the many...

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MPL Read to a Dog

Dogs are man’s best friend and there is no better way to make a new friend than by joining us at the McAllen Public Library on January 16th. Register to read to a dog from the RGV K-9 Training Centre for a one-on-one, 10-minute session. All members of the Family are...

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Festiva Events — Friday, Jan. 4 – Sunday, Jan. 6

WEEKEND STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT Join a Town Lake staff member for a 30 minute workout on a paddleboard. No experience is necessary. WHEN Noon Saturday and Sunday WHERE Town Lake at Fireman’s Park, 201 N. 1st St., McAllen BOAT & FISH TOWN LAKE Pedal boat, kayak or...

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Festiva Events — Friday, Dec. 28 – Sunday, Dec. 30

WEEKEND HOLIDAY SAND CASTLE VILLAGE The village is filled with unique holiday sand sculptures built by talented artists. The outdoor exhibit includes a lighted musical performance starting at dusk. WHEN Noon to 9 p.m. through Jan. 2 WHERE South Padre Island Convention...

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Edinburg and Donna students write letters to Santa

RIVAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | DONNA ISD Dear Santa, This year I want a Nintendo Switch to play with my cousin Miguel. This year I need a backpack because I have been good at school. Love, Cruz, age 7   Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Claus and the reindeers this year? I hope you...

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Share your letters to Santa with The Monitor

The Monitor’s Festiva magazine wants to publish your children’s letters to Santa. Email your child’s typed letter along with their name, age and photograph to Use “Letters to Santa” in the subject line. Submissions should be received by 5...

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Festiva Events: Friday, Dec. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 16

WEEKEND ‘THE WIZ’ The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Raider Thespians present the production. WHEN 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Thursday WHERE The Gilberto Zepeda Jr. Performing Arts Center, 500 E. Nolana Loop, Pharr COST $7 ‘1776, THE MUSICAL’ What quacks,...

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Festiva events: Friday, Dec. 7 – Sunday, Dec. 9

WEEKEND ‘SISTER ACT’ McAllen Memorial High School presents the musical as part of its 30-year anniversary production. The comedy is based on the film which starred Whoopi Goldberg. WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday WHERE William Hetrick Auditorium, 101 E....

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McAllen’s final fall Sunset Live concert set for Saturday

The last Sunset Live concert of the season will be held Saturday at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park. The free, family-friendly event is from 5 to 9 p.m. at 700 Convention Center Boulevard in McAllen. The concert will feature a Latin-infused presentation of...

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