Events in August 2015
August 1, 2015
4th Annual CASA Superhero 5kEdinburg Municipal Park714 S Raul LongoriaEdinburg, TX 78542USA(956) 381-5631
ages 13+ $25 Early Registration, after July 17 $30
ages 6-12 $10
ages 0-5 Free
Groups 10 or more $20 each
Date: August 1, 2015
Location: Edinburg Municipal Park, 714 S Raul Longoria
Time: Registration/ Check-in 7:30am
Race starts at 8:00am
Registration Locations: CASA of Hidalgo County, Footworks in Edinburg, and Valley Running Co. in McAllen!
Registration closes July 24 and Packet pick-up dates are 30-31!
The Big Latch OnFirst United Methodist Church1225 Boca Chica BoulevardBrownsville, TX 78520United States
The Big Latch On, an international initiative where women across the world gather in different cities to raise awareness about the importance of breast feeding by simultaneously breastfeeding for one minute in an attempt to break the world record.
As well we will have give aways, a round table on breastfeeding and much more!
So if you are a breastfeeding mom, soon-to-be breastfeeding mom or just want to know more about IFNA join us.
This event is free and open to the public.
UTRGV WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CAMP
UTRGV WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CAMP
The Bandulus Raid B.A.M!
Come out to B.A.M! on August 1st and catch an awesome Texas SKA/Reggae/Soul showcase The Bandulus from Austin along with the Valley's own Los Skagaleros, Los Roleros Cosmicos and Los Katanas! $15 cover, complementary beer for of age pre-sale buyers, for those who don't drink, we'll have a raffle for a chance to win Bandulus merch(I'm gonna raffle 2 CDS and a Shirt). Doors open at 7 show starts at 8!
Location: B.A.M! Brownsville, Tx 1045 E.Washington 78520
August 2, 2015
Rio Grande Valley Wedding Fair 2015
Don't miss Rio Grande Valley’s Largest Wedding Fair
Sunday, August 2, 2015
12noon - 5pm
McAllen Convention Center
For more information call 1-888-828-1314 or visit www.weddingfairevents.com
Limited vendor space still available!
August 4, 2015
Science Fair CampMcAllen's Quinta Mazatlan600 Sunset Drive,McAllen, 78505US
Taught by a former Science Fair Judge, this camp will take you through the stages of an actual field experiment, from having a measurable question, to forming a hypothesis, to observing, collecting and graphing data to designing a winning presentation.
Session 4 August 4-7
August 6, 2015
Dinosaur George- Quinta MazatlanMcAllen's Quinta Mazatlan600 Sunset Drive,McAllen, 78505US
Bring the family for an evening of entertainment & education in the park!
$3 adults $2 children & seniors
- August 9, 2015
August 13, 2015
SOLE Search Shoe Drive
Valley Day and Night Clinic is proud to announce its first annual Shoe Drive benefiting the Starr and Hidalgo communities.
SOLE Search Shoe Drive is a shoe drive raising 1,000 pairs of shoes for underprivileged children of Starr and Hidalgo counties who are identified by Mission and Rio Grande City Crimestoppers along with the Child Protective Services Rainbow Room. This event will be where the children will receive their shoes!
Besides giving the shoes to the children, this event will have:
-$20 School and Sports Physicals
-On-site support from Superior Healthplan
-Vendor stations with giveaways
This event is FREE and open to the public, BUT children will have to be identified through Mission Crimestoppers or Child Protective Services Rainbow Room in order to receive shoes.
Need more information? Contact Elizabeth Charles or Alma Nunez
Visit us on the web: www.vdnclinic.com/SOLE-Search
Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SOLESearchShoeDrive
Summer Night with Friends, "Havana Style"
This is a fundraising event for Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP).
We are excited to see the different art pieces, jewelry and custom made furniture that will be donated for this years silent auction along with the amazing food and awesome music we will have!
Southern Exposures: Youth Nature Photo Contest Awards Ceremony- Quinta MazatlanMcAllen's Quinta Mazatlan600 Sunset Drive,McAllen, 78505US
Bring your family for an evening of entertainment & education in the park!
$3 adults $2 children & seniors
August 14, 2015
"Out of this World" UFO Festival
August 15, 2015
Clear the SheltersPalm Valley Animal Center2501 West Trenton Road, Edinburg, TX956-686-1141, TexasEdinburg
Palm Valley Animal Center is partnering with Telemundo, NBC, Bert Ogden Rio Grande Valley Fiesta Dealerships, and other local animal welfare organizations throughout the Rio Grande Valley to host Clear the Shelters, a national adoption event.
Palm Valley Animal Center wants to encourage residents across the Rio Grande Valley to experience the joy of pet adoption by participating in Clear the Shelters on August 15, 2015. Bert Ogden is generously sponsoring PVAC and has paid the adoption fee for over 100 spayed & neutered dogs and cats that will be available for adoption for the event. Adopters will be able to adopt a new family pet for the remaining $10 registration fee, all adoptions will include all regular services provided with PVAC (spay/neuter surgery, microchip, first series of vaccinations, rabies shot, 30 days of pet insurance, medical & behavioral testing and collar & identification tags). PVAC is joining more than 340 shelters from across the country, that are also participating in Clear the Shelters, in helping homeless and abandoned pets find their way into loving homes. PVAC is a proud ASPCA 2015 Grant Recipient, grant funds will be used to offset event expenses.
August 20, 2015
Alfresco Weslaco Music & Art on the StreetHistoric Downtown WeslacoWeslaco, TX 78596USA956.969.0838
This monthly music & art festival celebrates the talents of local musicians, artists, crafters, classic car enthusiasts and food vendors from the Rio Grande Valley.
August 22, 2015
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance 10th Annual "Fishing for Hope" Tournament
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is pleased to announce its 10th Annual “Fishing for Hope” Tournament, which will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island, Texas. Now the largest non-profit tournament on the Texas coast, “Fishing for Hope” is a family-friendly and fun event for people of all ages. This year’s tournament will feature a live concert, dinner, the legendary stars auction, and much more! All proceeds from “Fishing for Hope” will once again benefit the Hope Family Health Center.
Hope Family Health Center (HFHC) is located in McAllen and is run by local volunteer physicians and staff, all of which provide their time and services without charge. HFHC provides free health services in an open and accepting atmosphere to all persons living in the Rio Grande Valley who are without access to health care or medical insurance. As our community grows, so do our medical and health care needs—the physicians and staff at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance have acknowledged this and have come together to contribute to this worthy cause.
Rebecca Stocker, Executive Director of the Hope Family Health Center, states, "The commitment Doctors Hospital at Renaissance has to the health of our community is truly humbling. Their service to the uninsured and indigent individuals and families shows their dedication to the health of the entire Rio Grande Valley.”
Stocker continues, “Not only have they supported the clinic through direct emergency patient care, but DHR’s ‘Fishing for Hope’ Tournament raises funds to help provide community members with healthcare they otherwise would not have access to. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance has raised over $1.4 million over the past 10 years for Hope Family Health Center, which has continued to help with the mission of ensuring each person that enters our doors reaches maximum health and self-sufficiency.”
Stocker continues, “The overwhelming amount of care the physicians, staff and DHR community provide through the ‘Fishing for Hope’ tournament is truly amazing. I, along with the Hope Family Health Center Board of Directors and Staff, am so grateful for and proud of the relationship we have with Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and I look forward to continuing to provide hope for our community."
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance would like to thank its generous supporters and sponsors of the 10th Annual “Fishing for Hope” Tournament. There are many sponsorship and participation options still available. For more information, contact the DHR Community Events Department at (956) 362-3140.
August 26, 2015
Whataburger Oh Whata Night
On Wednesday, Aug. 26, Whataburger customers can show their support for the McAllen High School cheerleaders by enjoying their favorite menu items, and 20 percent of Whataburger’s sales from 5 to 8 p.m. will be donated to the school. Whataburger’s “Oh Whata Night” will also include its popular “Whataburger for a Year” drawing, where one customer’s name will be drawn to win the prize – a free Whataburger each week for an entire year. To add to the fun, there will also be a photo booth.