1. August 14 – LUPE STC Info Session & Scholarship Workshop

5 PM – 6 PM

1601 E Business 83, San Juan, Texas 78589

Event description:

“If you are a high school student, a former college student, or someone with a GED that want to go back to school.

Join us on Tues, August 14th to learn more about the fall 2018 courses available at South Texas College, register for classes, get help with financial aid & more!

Meet current students in the programs and hear their experiences and share career outlook opportunities and to provide information for each of the bachelor programs.”

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2. August 16 – MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Contraband and Corridos

6 PM – 8 PM

Museum of South Texas History

Event description:

“MOSTHistory Happy Hour is a two-hour event that welcomes young professional, history enthusiasts and the young at heart to engage in the museum’s exhibits and its presentation of local history with craft beer tasting. Each event highlights a different historical theme from Ice Age to contemporary such as lucha libre and contraband.

During this happy hour event, guests can learn more about smuggling along the Rio Grande during the Prohibition Era. UTRGV professor and guest speaker, George Díaz, will provide context with the help of his book, “Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande.” Copies of the book available for purchase at The Museum Store during the event. Put your smuggling skills to the test by participating in a four-round smuggling interactive tour. Each round, guests have to find ways to pocket extra profit with cotton bales, smuggle salt without paying taxes and hiding tequila in coats and hats in order to trick border inspectors!

Beer samples are 903 Brewers Land of Milk & Honey, Bell’s Octoberfest, Woodchuck Cluster Chuck Variety Pack and Squatters Chasing Tail, provided L&F Distributors. Also available for sampling is a variety of wines, and for those who plan on being a designated drive, non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Beverages are to be served by Happy Hour FRIENDs, the Landmark Lounge and Ignite Loung. MOSTHistory Happy Hour guests can keep their wristbands from the event and present at either the Landmark Lounge or Ignite Lounge to receive 20% off their bar tab that same night. Pair your beverage with barbecue flavors provided by Q’in It Up BBQ Food Truck & Catering.

To complement the theme, conjunto duo, Los Dos del Valle, will play a few corridos and other conjunto tunes in the Grand Lobby. It’ll be a night of interactive fun, networking and more!

Next:  SUSTO, EPISODE 6 - La Lechuza

Admission is $15 for the general community and $10 for FRIENDS of MOSTHistory. If you are interested in becoming a FRIEND of MOSTHistory, please contact Cedar Risica, the assistant development officer, at 956-383-6911 or send an e-mail to crisica@mosthistory.org. This special event is for individuals 21 and over.”

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3. August 17 – Hacemos La Ciudad: Call for Objects

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

1104 E 14th St, Brownsville, TX 78520

Event description:

“Las Imaginistas are getting ready to build a model of the City of Brownsville together with community members, and we need your help! We are asking the public to donate small objects for us to use in our build.

3 ways to participate in our object collection!

1) Drop off objects at our Location: Taller de Permiso, 1104 E. 14th Street every Friday of August from 10-4pm.

2) Sign up for a donation pick up!

3) Sign up to be a part of the route for our Object collection Rasquache Bike Ride! (www.facebook.com/events/2189850231283131/)

What we are looking for?

Small objects, also miniature size. All objects should fit inside a shoebox.

What is the Rasquache Bike Ride?

Las Imaginistas will hold two bike rides on Friday, August 17 and August 31 at 6:30pm. During this bike ride we will visit the houses of the donors and collect the object donations between 6:30 and 8pm. You will hear a special Rasquache serenata outside as we are picking up the objects!”

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4. August 17 – Hacemos la Ciudad: Rasquache Bike Ride

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

1104 E 14th St, Brownsville, TX 78520

Event description:

“Las Imaginistas are getting ready to build a model of the City of Brownsville together with members of the community, and we’re collecting donated items to use in our build. We need a little help to collect these items, so we are coordinating a Rasquache Bike Ride.

What is the Rasquache Bike Ride?

Las Imaginistas will hold two bike rides on Friday, August 17 and August 31 between 6:30pm and 8pm. During this bike ride we will visit the homes & businesses of donors to collect their object donations.

Join us, please!

To sign up, visit our website and fill out the form: www.lasimaginistas.com”

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5. August 17 – Protect Our Laguna Madre Benefit Concert

6:30 PM – 9 PM

Next:  Neta Creative and Cultural Fellow: Denni Arjona and Skank for Choice

418 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel, Texas 78578

Event description:

“This is a concert fundraiser to support the legal effort and movement to stop the three proposed LNG export terminals and pipelines: Annova LNG, Rio Grande LNG, and Texas LNG!

** Featuring the musical talents of the Valley’s very own Texas Sweethearts. Hear community members speakout about LNG and why this fight is so important.

** $10 admission at the door

** Children welcome. Food available for purchase from Causeway Cafe. And lot’s of fun. Please spread the word!

More about the Save RGV from LNG movement:
It seems like an unequal fight. On one side are the big LNG companies (Rio Grande LNG, Annova LNG, & Texas LNG), their powerful corporate allies, and their many bought-and-paid-for politicians. And then there’s the money – huge amounts of it!

On the other side, there’s one essential thing they don’t have. They don’t have you. And they don’t have the people of the Rio Grande Valley who live downwind, who love their beaches, wetlands, fishing and shrimping, wildlife refuges, and they don’t have the many people whose livelihoods depend on these good things.

So we are asking for you help to keep the LNG terminals from happening. With your help we have the fought the LNG companies in the streets, in the press, in the bank board rooms, and on the beaches since 2014. Now we must prepare for a battle in the legal arena as well. We need to raise $10,000. Will you resist with us and make a generous gift to fight LNG in the RGV? Thank you for your support. It makes all the difference.”

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6. August 18 – Clinica Festival: Back to School Health Fair

9 AM – 12 PM

712 N 77 Sunshine Strip Ste 18, Harlingen, Texas 78550

Event description:

“Clinica Festival is a sidewalk health fair at Planned Parenthood. This month, Habla Con Tu Hermana at Planned Parenthood is hosting a Back to School fair featuring free Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) exams!

We will raffle 4 Samsung tablets and distribute free school supplies while they last. First come, first served. See below for STI exam qualifications.

People in Household / Yearly Income

Questions? Please call Habla Con Tu Hermana at (956) 641-1675 or (956) 266-2896”

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