5 events in the RGV to check out this week — November 19 – 25, 2018

1. November 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance

6 PM – 8 PM

UTRGV – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX)
1201 W University Drive, Edinburg, Texas 78539

Event description:

“We ask our community to save the date for this very special event! We will be holding a vigil for our Transgender brothers & Transgender sisters.

Inbox for more information or email rgv.lgbtq.sgroups@gmail.com”

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2. November 24 – Friday Night Hike

5:45 PM – 7:15 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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3. November 24 – Connecting With Artist & Crafters

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

McAllen Farmers Market
4001 N 23rd St, McAllen, Texas 78504

Event Description:

“Support local small business owners and get your gift list crossed out!

Come shop and support local artists and crafters. So, you’ll feel really good supporting the local economy while acquiring unique gifts for your family and friends! ! In addition to the arts and crafts, the McAllen Farmers Market will be in full swing offering fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh eggs, grass-fed meats, gourmet foods, furniture made with reclaimed wood and handcrafted soaps. Plus artist and crafters with their unique locally crafted products. Holiday shopping does not have to be a chore!

Spaces are very limited and please read the rules for the event, they will be strictly applied. Crafters must be made by the vendor locally, no imports, no resale, no company distributors, no group sales/vendors, and the crafter/artist must be present during the entire event. Vendor fee is $10.00 for a 10′ x 10′ space. No food/no baked good vendors allowed for this event.”

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4. November 24 – Mujer RGV Album Release Party

8 PM – 12 AM

Grain To Glass
5921 N 23rd St, McAllen, Texas 78504

Event Description:

“THANK YOU to all who have made it possible for Mujer RGV to thrive & produce a full acoustic album! We are so grateful that our community has opened up their arms & hearts to the female artists of our area. Special thanks to Diana Tovar & Sound of Rain Studios for sponsoring part of this album!

Never before has an all female album of this kind been produced before! We celebrate this occasion by throwing a party full of wonderful female musicians, artists, & entrepreneurs & everyone is invited! Grab a cold one, order some appetizers, & be part of history!!”

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5. November 25 – Sunday Speaker Series: Edcouch-Elsa High School Walkout

2 PM – 3 PM

Museum of South Texas History
200 N Closner Blvd, Edinburg, Texas 78541

Event description:

“In 1968, more than 100 students walked out of a high school run by the Edcouch-Elsa School District. The students were seeking better education tools but felt their concerns were not being addressed by the school administration. The events leading up to the walkout and its impact will be discussed during the Sunday Speaker Series presentation, “A Dialogue on the 50-year Retrospective of the Edcouch-Elsa High School Walkout,” featuring Francisco Guajardo.

Guajardo, an Edcouch-Elsa native, founded the Llano Grande Center for Research and Development, a school and community nonprofit. With this organization, Guajardo has empowered students from the Edcouch-Elsa School District to further their education after high school. With the help of the organization he founded and its students, Guajardo has preserved the perspectives of the walkout by conducting research and oral histories. Following the presentation, community members who were involved in or impacted by the walkout will have the opportunity to tell their side of the story.

Guajardo, who earned his doctorate degree at UT Austin, is the executive director of the B3 Institute. He was born in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, and raised in Elsa, on 302 West 3rd Street in the Federal Housing Projects. Guajardo is also a founding member of the Center for Bilingual Studies at UTRGV.

Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship and verify their FRIENDship with a FRIENDship card upon entrance.

This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.”

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