4 events in the RGV to check out this week — December 3 – 9, 2018

1. December 3 – Pet Loss & Grief Support Group @lpaPAWS

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center
2451 N US Expressway 281, Edinburg, Texas 78541

Event description:

“For many of us, our pets are family members. When it’s time to say goodbye, the resulting sense of loss and grief is as real and sometimes as overwhelming as when we lose a relative or human friend.

Grieving the loss of a friend or companion is a sign of the love that existed between you. The first step in coping with your grief is to acknowledge your feelings. At PAWS Pet Loss & Grief Support Group, you can share your feelings with others who are going through a similar experience.

Feel free to bring a picture of your beloved pet and share your pet’s story.

This free and informal support group meets monthly and is for adults 16 years and older. A child’s class will be held at the same time for children between the ages of 6 and 16 lead by our Education Department.

Reservations are not required to attend, but it is preferred.

Day & Time: 1st Monday of the Month 5:30P-6:30P
3rd Saturday of the Month 1PM – 2PM
Location: The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center
2451 N US Expressway 281-Edinburg, TX
Cost: FREE
Light Refreshments will be served.


Session facilitated by Dr. Saara Grizzell, CRC, LVRC, LCDC, LPC Intern (Supervised by Kim Nguyen-Finn, LPC-S).

If you have questions, please contact Mari at 956-720-4563 or education@pvaconline.com for more information.

* The Pet Loss Support Group will not meet if The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center is closed because of a holiday or inclement weather.”

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2. December 3 – Brownsville Border Observer Training

6 PM – 8 PM

Brownsville Public Library System
2600 Central Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520

Event description:

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“**If you are a member of the media and interested in the border observer trainings, please send an email to media@aclutx.org with your inquiry.

We will be hosting a training for people interested in documenting potential human rights abuses at the Ports of Entry in the Rio Grande Valley. Volunteering as an observer requires fluency in Spanish. Please sign up by filling out this form: https://action.aclu.org/webform/tx-brownsville-training

El ACLU Centro de Derechos en la Frontera tendrá un entrenamiento para voluntarios interesados en documentar abusos de derechos humanos en los Puertos de Entrada/ Puentes Internacionales en la región de Rio Grande Valley.
Para participar es requerido hablar español. Usted recibirá información sobre la ubicación del entrenamiento después de llenar esta forma: https://action.aclu.org/webform/tx-brownsville-training”

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3. December 8 – 9 – No Border Wall Community Campout and Night Out

2 PM – 11 AM

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Event description:

“We’re inviting everyone to a campout or night out at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park with tours, a sunset hike to the hawk tower, music around the campfire, and stargazing.

Our goal is to show folks in the Rio Grande Valley and in the rest of the country the precious jewel that could be lost if Trump’s border wall is built through the park forcing it to close.

We ask that all participants arrive by 4:30 PM on Saturday for a group photo and the sunset hike.

There are a limited number of campsites available, which will require an RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/ht2Fp5sy5pCqGQ7x1. Day visitors will still get to stay for the campfire and stargazing because the park is open until 10:00PM.”

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4. December 8 – Cumbia Take Over

9 PM – 2 AM

Yerberia Cultura
613 S 17th St, McAllen, Texas 78501

Event description:

“Cumbia take over!!

December 8th will be a pachanga extravaganza for the ages!!
Yerberia cultura will be hosting
Houston’s Gio Chamba
From San Antonio VOLCAN
Local support by:
Monstruo bohemio,

Caldo frío

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Umanh Loops

Art by: psycho safari

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Learn more about upcoming events in the Rio Grande Valley by visiting our progressive calendar.