5 events in the RGV to check out this week — December 10 – 16, 2018

1. December 10 – Native Plant Tour

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

McAllen Nature Center

4101 W. US Highway 83, McAllen, TX 78501

Event Description:

“Free admission. 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.”

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2. December 11 – Brunch with Eva

9:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Victor Park

1601 S M Street, Harlingen, Texas 78550

Event Description:

“¡Ayúdenos a recibir a Eva después de su tercera cita que tiene con ICE!
Eva tendrá una cita con ICE de nuevo el 11 de diciembre. Tendremos un almuerzo con Eva para mostrarle que la comunidad está detrás de ella a través de su batalla contra la detención y la deportación.

¡Tenemos confianza de que su check-in va a ir bien y que se le permitirá quedarse con su familia! Pero si no es así, estaremos listos para movilizar a la oficina de ICE para exigir su liberación.

Por favor firme la petición de Eva: bit.ly/LetEvaStay
Help us receive Eva after her third check-in with ICE!
Eva is ready for her third check-in with ICE. We will have brunch with Eva to show her that the community stands behind her through her battle against detention and deportation.

We know her check-in will go well and that she will be allowed to stay with her family! But if it doesn’t, we’ll be ready to mobilize to the nearby ICE office to demand her release.

Please sign Eva’s petition: bit.ly/LetEvaStay”

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3. December 15 – Connecting with Artists and Crafters

10 AM – 1 PM

McAllen Farmers Market

4001 N 23rd St, McAllen, Texas 78504

Event Description:

“Get your Christmas gift shopping done while selecting your fresh organic vegetables! One stop shopping and meet the person that crafted your gift, at the McAllen Farmers Market’ “Connecting With Crafters” Event on Saturday, December 15, from 10 am to 1 pm.

You’ll find a wide variety of jewelry, handmade crafts, household goods, and much more from local area vendors. All items are home crafted locally by the vendors. It is never too early to shop for Christmas gifts! Free Admission to the public and Free Parking for this truly family friendly event.

All vendor spaces for this event have been filled.”

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4. December 15 – Pet Loss and Grief Support Group

1 PM – 2 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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5. December 16 – Global Photo Exhibit

1 PM – 5 PM

International Museum of Art & Science

1900 W Nolana Ave, McAllen, Texas 78504

Event Description:

“The Clean Water Here Global Photography Exhibit features 13 award winning photographs and educational content that describes the world’s complex water challenges, specifically focusing on issues surrounding safe drinking water. The exhibit first debuted at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on UN World Water Day, March 22, 2018 in support of the Water Action Decade which promoted the idea that access to safe drinking water and sanitation are human rights – central to all people everywhere. World-renowned photographers Martin Schoeller, Kristen Ashburn and Robert Clark selected photos for the exhibit.”

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Check out the Neta calendar for a curated list of events happening across the Rio Grande Valley by progressive organizations and groups!