for “Our Culture is Our Resistance” photo exhibit by Jonathan Moller, Thursday, April 4th @ 1:30pm!!
Library to unveil new wildlife photography display
South Texas College’s Pecan Campus Library proudly presents its newly acquired collection of wildlife photography. This large scale photo display will be unveiled before our library open house events on Thursday, April 18 at 10:30am in the library lobby. The STC Library is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Library Art Gallery’s permanent installation of local wildlife photography features bright and vivid images taken right here in the Rio Grande Valley by photographers Steve Bentsen, Kaitlyn Ciomperlik, Dennis Erhart, Cody Gregg, Ruth Hoyt, Seth Patterson, James Nabours, Rolf Nussbaumer, John Pickles, and Daniela Setien. Smaller scale photos have been installed in the information commons room in our new West Academic Building, while larger photos will grace the walls of the library lobby.
“We’re very proud to be able to display these photos as a permanent exhibit at STC’s library,” said Cody Gregg, Director Instructional Technologies. “Many people are unaware of the incredible diversity of wildlife in the Rio Grande Valley. These photos highlight the beauty of our wildlife and the works of local photographers.”
STC’s Library Art Gallery Program exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.
For more information contact Dawn Haughey at 956-872-3488, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://lag.southtexascollege.edu
“THE BEATLES ARE BACK!”*
New Songs included in RAIN’S Multi-Media Experience for the 2013 Tour
Opening on Thursday, April 11, for a limited engagement at State Farm Arena
Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, Experience the Beatles with RAIN, makes its debut Thursday, April 11, for one night only at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo.
As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. In addition, new songs are being included with the 2013 Tour.
Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting.
From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right.
Experience the Beatles with RAIN
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11
WHERE: State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10th Street, Hidalgo, Texas
COST: $37 to $52
TICKETS: Available online at ticketmaster.com, at the State Farm Arena box office or by calling (800) 745-3000
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“The audience is enraptured. They get a chance to sing along, twist and shout!” –The New York Times
“Just turn off your mind, relax and float downstream for a quick fix of nostalgic cheer!” - Entertainment Weekly
“A fun-filled family crowd-pleaser!” – Toronto Star
“ A two-hour homage to pop music’s most brilliant gem.” – Los Angeles Times
“On their feet, with arms raised high above their heads, all in the audience were swaying and singing along in blissed-out, nostalgia-powered unison! – Chicago Sun-Times
“The enraptured audience relives the soundtrack of its life!” – Chicago Tribune
“RAIN creates musical nirvana…makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up! A thrilling bit of time-warping nostalgia…Boomer Heaven!” – Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Uncanny! RAIN are a quartet of fine musicians in their own right…as The Beatles, they triumph!” – The Boston Herald
“An adoring Valentine to The Beatles!” – The Washington Post
“RAIN is a spectacular extravaganza…did the audience love it? Yeah, yeah, yeah!” – The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Parents (and grandparents) and kids were on their feet bopping like crazy!” – The Courier Post
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“A Night at the Brew-seum” Turns 5 Years Old
McAllen, TX- A Night at the Brew-seum will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Ticket sales to the general public will begin on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen, Texas.
Come join the Valley’s ‘hoppiest’ party presented by Clark Chevrolet and Clark Knapp Honda, and enjoy the delicacies from 20 of the Valley’s favorite restaurants, all while dancing the night away to the Original Brew-seum Dueling Piano Show from San Antonio, Marshall Law, and the Jolly Huntsmen. Favorites like the Deutsch & Deutsch Beer Garden and the Stella Artois Tap House Tent will be back. New additions to this year’s festivities are the Glitz & Glamour VIP Lounge, the Alberico Fine Wine Vineyard, and the Craig’s Furniture Man Cave. And of course, who can forget the beer? During the night of the event, guests are welcome to sample more than 50 varieties of beer.
A Night at the Brew-seum is the International Museum of Art & Science’s (IMAS) second fundraiser throughout the year. During the evening the funds raised will help with continuing the museum’s mission of promoting the arts and sciences through exhibits, public programming, and cultural events. Tim Smith, Brew-seum’s Committee Chair, states, “We, at IMAS, are delighted that the community has embraced Brew-seum and supported the event for five years.”
IMAS and the Brew-seum Committee would like to thank our sponsors for their commitment to the arts and sciences.A Night at the Brew-seum is sponsored by Clark Chevrolet, Clark Knapp Honda, Stella Artois, Blue Moon, Arthur Hughes-CFP, Deutsch & Deutsch Fine Jewelry and Watches, Glitz & Glamour, Domit Apartments, Ben E. Keith Co., Alberico Fine Wine, L3 Technologies, and Craig’s Furniture.
Tickets to A Night at the Brew-seum will go on sale to the General Public on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. and are as followed: $35/Designated Driver; $50/IMAS Member; $60/General Public; $100/VIP. Must be 21 & over to attend. For more information, please call (956) 682-0123 or visit www.brew-seum.com.
Pictured: “A Night at the Brew-seum” Sponsors 2013
From left to right: Tim Smith, Brew-seum Committee Chair; Bobby Caso from L& F Distributors/Stella Artois; Mr. & Mrs. Valle from Glitz & Glamour; Joseph Bravo, IMAS Executive Director, Mr. & Mrs. Kirk and Jeri Clark from Clark Chevrolet and Clark Knapp Honda; Juan Carlos Suarez from Domit Apartments, Monica Silicio and Edna Cervantes from L3 Technologies; Gaby Jones, IMAS Director of Marketing & Communications.
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center
FNWN: Optics- Dr. Chevy Lee Date: Friday, March 15th, 2013 Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Fee: FREE!
Whether you use a spotting scope or binoculars, obtaining the right optics according to your ocular needs enables you to further enhance your eye’s ability to view the wonderful world of nature. Dr. Chevy Lee, local ophthalmologist, will discuss how our eyes see through binoculars, different kinds of binoculars, and how to choose the best optics for birding, hunting, and nature photography.
A valley native, Dr. Lee studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and worked in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Opthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Opthalmology, and past president of the Texas Opthalmological Association. Dr. Lee has been in private practice in McAllen for the past 31 years.
Friday Night with a Naturalist (FNWN) is a monthly series where some of the best naturalists and nature enthusiasts in the Rio Grande Valley present on a variety of topics. FNWN is on the third Friday of each month. Program and admission are FREE! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended!
Space is limited, so please call our center to reserve your seat(s). Visit our website for more information.
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Edinburg TX 78539
(On the northwest corner of the Edinburg Municipal Park)
PH: (956) 381-9922
FAX: (956) 381-0715
It’s Spring Time!! Come out to Santa Ana and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuges for our special programs this month. Spend your Spring Break enjoying the natural habitat and wildlife at YOUR National Wildlife Refuges.
South Texas National Wildlife Refuges March Nature Programs
ALAMO, Texas—Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is hosting tons of activities this month such as our annual Hawk Watch and Eggstravanganza as well our Spring Break special events! As usual TRAM tours will also be available daily 9:30 AM, 12 PM, and 2PM.
Hawk Watch – March 15-April 15, 8 AM to 1 PM: Join us DAILY out on the levee to be a part of this annual raptor migration count.
Get wild for Spring Break at Santa Ana! March 9-17, 10 AM to 3 PM: Special exhibits and activities offered daily including our Jewel hunt. Come find out why Santa Ana is called the “Jewel of the National Wildlife Refuge System.”
Eggstravaganza!! March 30-31, 10 AM to 3 PM: Come celebrate spring and learn about birds and their eggs. You won’t want to miss our special bird seed cascaron activity!
Bird walks – DAILY 8:30AM–Explore the refuge to find over 400 species of birds singing, eating, and flying around. Better yet! Catch a glimpse of our newly hatched Great Horned Owl chicks on Cattail Lakes.
Nature walks – Sat. & Sun. 1PM – Trot along the trails our refuge has to offer and enjoy the Spanish moss hanging from above.
Butterfly walks – Wednesdays 10 AM—With over 260 species of butterflies, enjoy the natural beauty these insects provide for our refuge.
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge will also be hosting special tours and walks this month.
Refuge Habitat Tour: Enjoy a 2 ½ hour guided tour through the coastal habitats including forest, prairie and the Laguna Madre. Thursdays through Mondays, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, and Saturdays 10 AM – 12:30 PM.
Birding Tour: Experienced birders will take a van to refuge birding hot spots where private vehicles are not allowed. Tours alternate between Laguna Atascosa and Bahia Grande areas. Sat./Sun./Mon. 8:30AM – 11:30AM.
Nature Walk: Stroll the trails around the Visitor Center with a guide to explore the plants, birds and wildlife. Tuesdays at 11AM. FREE with $3 entrance fee. Meet at the Visitor Center.
The refuge is located 14 miles east of Rio Hondo, TX on FM 106.
Call 956-748-3607 ext. 111 to make your reservation. FREE with $3 entrance fee.
SPECIAL REQUEST PROGRAMS: Santa Ana, Laguna Atascosa and Lower Rio Grande Valley NWRs offer special request programs for your school group, scout group, club, RV Park, etc. Come visit us for a special tour or have us come to your school or club as a guest speaker. We are located 7 miles south of Alamo, TX on FM 907 about 1/4 mile east on Hwy. 281
For further information and/or directions, call the Refuge at 956-784-7500.
Friends Website: http://www.friendsofsouthtexasrefuges.org
Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SantaAnaNWR
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.