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RGV Family Fun Events: January

Happy New Year! This January, take some time to explore local outings and events with the kids. Whether in McAllen, Brownsville, Harlingen, SPI, Rio Grande City, Mission, Edinburg, Weslaco, or anywhere in between, this guide is for you!

Our community calendar is a free resource for the Rio Grande Valley and below you can scroll through the many family-friendly events in the area this month. Have something to add to the calendar? Please do! 

Family Fun in the RGV: January Edition

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January 2018

EWBC Big Days

January 3 @ 8:00 am - March 5 @ 4:00 pm
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 Raul Longoria Rd
Edinburg, TX 78540 United States
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Free

The Valley is home to a variety of wildlife, and the EWBC is dedicating time to observe these critters and enter the sightings into citizen science databases. And the best part, you can help, too. Join us as we record sightings of birds, butterflies, and everything else and help us submit the data that can be potentially used for future research projects. Learn how to use apps like iNaturalist and eBird so you can also continue submitting data on your…

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The Nature Moods & Experiences | A Watercolor Painting Class for Homeschoolers (Ages 6 -10)

January 4 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, happening 24 times

Frontera Audubon, 1101 S Texas Blvd
Weslaco, TX 78596 United States
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$10

The most important watercolor painting exercises are the Nature Moods. When painting these exercises, the children experience examples of how color processes are also nature processes. This helps them to connect with the world around them in a very real and truthful way. Art and nature are expressions of each other and belong together. When children experience painting as a nature process they form a direct creative link with the world around them. Our nature mood painting exercises bring these…

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Nature Speaker Series: Frank Yturria Ranch- Documentary, Richard Moore

January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center, 600 Sunset Dr.
McAllen, TX 78504 United States
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$3.00

Enjoy a wealth knowledge from experts around the Valley as they share information about the region’s nature, culture, and people. Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Time: 6:00- 7:00 pm Fee: $3 program fee Topic: Frank Yturria Ranch- Documentary, Richard Moore.

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Shinrin Yoku

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 Raul Longoria Rd
Edinburg, TX 78540 United States
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Regular admission, members free

Shinrin-Yoku is the Japanese practice of soaking up the sights, smells, and sounds of nature to promote your health. Take a break from the stress of daily life with a slow, guided journey through the EWBC gardens to open your senses and relax your mind. RR.   Date: Saturday, January 6 Time: 2 - 3 p.m. Fee: Regular admission, members free.

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FIESTA MEXICANA

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City of edinburg Courtyard, 415 W University
Edinburg, TX United States
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$20 - $35

Join us for our 2nd Annual Fiesta Mexicana concert featuring the music, dance, and culture of Mexico. Much of the production's wide appeal is attributed to its colorful and dynamic interweaving of the music, dance, culture of Mexico. One of the most recognized mariachi groups in the music industry, Mariachi Rey Azteca, along side the International Award Winning dancers from one of the nations leading Folkloric companies, the Edinburg Folklorico. To make this journey possible, we have pushed the boundaries…

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Story Time at Southmost (Brownsville)

January 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, happening 4 times

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday and Wednesday, happening 4 times

Southmost Public Library, 4320 Southmost Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521 United States
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Story time in Brownsville at the Southmost Public Library. Join the Children's Department for a fun-filled hour of stories and crafts! * Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 PM *

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Story Time at Main Branch (Brownsville)

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Brownsville Main Public Library, 2600 Central Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520 United States
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Join the Children's Department for a fun-filled hour of stories and crafts! Tuesdays at 11:00 AM and Wednesdays at 5:00 PM.

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Rancho Lomitas Tour

January 10 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 Raul Longoria Rd
Edinburg, TX 78540 United States
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$20 - $25

Travel with the EWBC staff to the Rio Grande City area and tour the brush land of Rancho Lomitas. Ranch owner Benito Trevino will lead the group around the ranch and discuss how native plants have historically helped local people survive our harsh environment. Reservations are required at least two days in advance. Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $20 members, $25 non-members

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Survival in South Texas Thornscrub

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 17, 2018

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 Raul Longoria Rd
Edinburg, TX 78540 United States
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$2

No zombie apocalypse. No alien invasion, This is a simple and practical guide to dealing with real emergencies in our ecoregion, presented by Texas Master Naturalist and Survival expert Neil Cassady. Registration required. Dates: Jan 10th: Combustion Jan 17th: Cover and Cordage Fee: Free for members, $2 non-members

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Nature Speaker Series: Agriculture Sustainability in the RGV, Nicole Sosebee

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center, 600 Sunset Dr.
McAllen, TX 78504 United States
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$3.00

Enjoy a wealth knowledge from experts around the Valley as they share information about the region’s nature, culture, and people. Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Time: 6:00- 7:00 pm Fee: $3 program fee Topic: Agriculture Sustainability in the RGV, Nicole Sosebee (Edens Lilly Dairy Farm)

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At a Glance

Mon 16

Postnatal Core Connection

June 23 @ 4:30 pm - July 28 @ 5:30 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Tue 17

Prenatal Yoga

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Thu 19

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops (Harlingen)

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
101 Bass Pro Dr
Thu 19

Lactation Care Center Class: Baby Behavior (McAllen)

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2
Thu 19
Fri 20

Movies and Music: Fun Family Fridays (Alamo)

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
800 E. Main
Sat 21

Resaca City Market Days (San Benito)

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
223 S Sam Houston Blvd
Sat 21

The Market at Wild August (Harlingen)

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
16802 Garret Rd.
Sat 21

Toddler Play Dates: Splash Party

July 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Sat 21

Chick-Fil-A Little Chef Academy (McAllen)

July 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
7340 N 10th St
Sat 21

Community Drum Circles (Mercedes)

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
309 Progress St
Sat 21

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops (Harlingen)

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
101 Bass Pro Dr
Sat 21

Postnatal Core Connection Class (McAllen)

July 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Sat 21

Lunada Artisan Market

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 21

FridaFest 2018 (Edinburg)

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
415 W University Dr
Sat 21

Movies in the Park (McAllen)

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1000 S Ware Rd
Sun 22

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops (Harlingen)

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
101 Bass Pro Dr
Sun 22

McAllen Vintage Market

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
311 S. 17th St
Mon 23

Artology at the Sekula Library (Edinburg)

July 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1906 S. Closner Blvd
Tue 24

Prenatal Yoga

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2219 Royal Palm
Wed 25

Artology at the Sekula Library (Edinburg)

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
1906 S. Closner Blvd
Thu 26

Lactation Care Center Class: Effectively Maintaining Milk Supply (McAllen)

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2
Thu 26
Fri 27

Glitzy Glam Kids Art Night (Harlingen)

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
121 South Commerce st
Sat 28

Vintage On Main- Market Days

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1409 N. Main
Sat 28

The Market at Wild August (Harlingen)

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
16802 Garret Rd.
Sat 28

Chick-Fil-A Little Chef Academy (McAllen)

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
7340 N 10th St
Sat 28

Play in the Park

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
1300 Zinnia Ave
Sat 28

Postnatal Core Connection Class (McAllen)

July 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Sat 28

Summer Fairy Festival (Edinburg)

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd

 

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