5 events in the RGV to check out this week — October 1 – 7, 2018

1. October 5 – Friday Night Hike

7 PM – 8:30 PM

McAllen Nature Center
4101 West Business 83, McAllen, Texas 78501

Event description:

“Enjoy an evening with the creatures of the night! Bring a flashlight, bug spray, and wear close-toed shoes. We’ll spend an hour slowly covering about 1/2 mile of trails, carefully and quietly looking for anything we might see along the path. We’ll look for spiders, bats, frogs, toads, scorpions, and nocturnal birds.

Park admission is $1/person suggested donation. The program is provided free of charge”

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2. October 6 – Dyslexia Awareness Conference

Begins at 8 AM

Central Administration Building (CAB)
708 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520

Event description:

“Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 AM • Breakfast will be provided. Door prizes will be awarded.
For more information, call 548-8679.”

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3. October 6 – Clinica Festival: Breast Cancer Awareness Health Fair

10 AM – 1 PM

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

Event description:

“Clinica Festival presents Breast Cancer Awareness!

Clinica Festival is a sidewalk health fair at Planned Parenthood. This month, we will provide FREE clinical breast exams for women who qualify. We will also be hosting giveaways and door prizes!

See below for qualification terms.

People in Household / Yearly Income
1/$12,144
2/$16,464
3/$20,784
4/$25,104
5/$29,424
6/$33,744
7/$38,064

For example: If there are four people in your household and your yearly household income is $25,104 or less, you qualify for a clinical breast exam at no cost to you. Please bring: picture ID, social security number (if you have one), and proof of income.

Questions? Contact: Marisol Medina or Claudia Escalante
(956) 641-1675 or (956) 266-2896”

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4. October 6 – Brownsville Beerfest 2018

6 PM

Dean Porter Park
501 E Ringgold Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520

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Event description:

“Brownsville BeerFest is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization, created in 2013 by a group of Brownsville residents that shared a common vision and commitment to promote their beloved city by producing a quality of life event for its community and its neighboring cities in the Rio Grande Valley and northern Mexico.

Brownsville BeerFest’s primary goal is to offer a unique festival experience focused around one of the most popular beverages known to man. Guests can enjoy a multitude of beer sampling from different corners of the world ranging from craft to specialty brews to traditional favorites. Coupled with great food and top live entertainment, Brownsville BeerFest has become the most prominent and biggest beer festival in south Texas. It features great attractions including the popular Beer Games and is home to the “Longest Bar in Texas”, a 121 ft. rustic wooden bar considered the longest wooden bar in the entire state…and we know everything’s Big in Texas!

Brownsville BeerFest is 100% volunteer based and supported by the Brownsville community, its business leaders and governing officials alike. 100% of the funds underwritten by the participating sponsors go directly to the on-going production of Brownsville BeerFest and Brew at the Zoo.

Thank you for supporting Brownsville BeerFest. Salud!”

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5. October 6 – Queer The Vote RGV

10 PM – 12 AM

Rio Grande Valley

Event description:

“For one night, some of your favorite LGBT spots across the RGV will be hosting volunteer deputy registrars to help you get registered to vote ahead of the mid-term election in November!

Tu voz también vale!

Deadline to Register To Vote in TX: October 9
Early Voting: Oct 22
Mid-term elections: November 6

This is a nonpartisan initiative on behalf of Valley AIDS Council.”

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