1. May 21 – Native Plant Tour

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: 4101 W US Highway 83, McAllen, Texas 78501

Event description:

“Join a staff naturalist for a walk on the trails and through the native plant gardens, exploring the benefits of native plants. The walk will be tailored to the participants’ interests in edible plants, backyard gardening, wildscaping, and more.

Native plants are adapted to our climate, soil ecology, and seasons of drought! Native plants are also much more beneficial to our wildlife, including many being host plants (food) for caterpillars of the butterflies that many of us enjoy. Native plants provide beneficial food and cover to many species of birds as well.

Admission is $1/person suggested donation and public programs are free of charge unless otherwise noted.”

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2. May 23 – MAY STEP Meeting

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: 916 E Hackberry Ave, McAllen, Texas 78501

Event description:

“WE ARE ONE MONTH WAY TILL PRIDE IN THE PARK…

Our meeting will be held at Esperanza Clinic in McAllen hosted by our lovely Jackie Joy! Please make sure to RSVP so we have enough intellectual nourishment!

See y’all there!!”

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3. May 24 – Volunteers in the Park

8:30am – 10:30am

Location: 4101 W US Highway 83, McAllen, Texas 78501

Event description:

“Join us every Tuesday and Thursday, year-round, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am for a morning of volunteering in the park. Possible activities include weeding, watering, planting projects, raking, pruning, and more.

Upon arrival, you will fill out a very short volunteer waiver. Groups of 6 or more are asked to preregister so that we can be prepared for your group. Groups of 10 or more may schedule a separate volunteer time on the weekend if desired.”

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4. May 25 – Dezorah EP Release w/ Glaze (ATX), Cat-Ion and Jesika

8:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: 613 S 17th St, McAllen, Texas 78501

Event description:

“On May 25th we’re celebrating the release of “Creando Azul,” the highly anticipated new EP from DEZORAH at Yerberia Cultura. Sharing the night will be Austin’s alternative post-punk shredders Glaze, Brownsville’s Cat-ion and bedroom pop icon Jesika.

DEZORAH is a post progressive band from Mcallen, TX. Formed in 2014 by guitarist Eric Martinez and vocalist Danica Salazar, the duo joined forces shortly after with drummer Trey Puga, bassist Daven Martinez and guitarist Jonathan Garza to release their first EP in 2016 titled Tierra Eterna. In the years to come, the band’s musical style has evolved to feature aggressive, charging drums and bass, distorted and melodic guitars and a blend of gloomy and eager vocal melodies that reflect high energy and burying anxiety. These elements and more are explored in the band’s upcoming sophomore release titled Creando Azul. The five song EP was produced and mixed by Audio Engineer Alex Bhore at Elmwood Studio in Dallas, TX and mastered by Mastering Engineer Sarah Register in New York, NY.

Glaze(ATX)

Cat-ion (Brownsville, TX)

Jesika

8pm | $8 | All Ages
Presented by Toro Booking
Powered by Riff Valley’s”

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5. May 26 – EWBC Family Day Picnic

4pm – 7pm

Location: 714 S Raul Longoria Rd, Edinburg, Texas 78539

Event description:

“Let’s celebrate the arrival of summer!

Bring your family and a picnic basket out for a day of family fun! Join in on games such as a water balloon toss, tug of war, 3-legged race and more. Register for the RGV Family Summer Adventure Challenge and start competing.

Admission is free all day!

For more information, please call us at (956) 381-9922 or visit www.EdinburgWBC.org”

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6. May 27 – Food Not Bombs May Serving

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: 101 N. Broadway, McAllen, Texas 78501

Event description:

“When a billion people go hungry each day, how can we spend another dollar on war?

Food Not Bombs is an affinity based movement that recovers food & items that might be wasted and shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world in protest to war, poverty, and the destruction of the environment & in celebration of our community and mutual aid.

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ANYONE CAN EAT. ANYONE CAN VOLUNTEER.

FEEL FREE TO DONATE. Bring a vegan dish! Donate clothing! Bring anything that you feel would benefit the Really, Really Free Market, such as toiletries (hygiene products), makeup, children’s toys, and anything else that you don’t need that you feel would benefit somebody else.

And if anything, donate your time. Come join us and enjoy delicious vegan food with friends.”

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