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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

Fri 20

Edinburg Guitar Festival

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1201 W University Dr
Fri 20

Night Hike (McAllen Nature Center)

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4101 W. Business 83
Sat 21

Resaca City Market Days (San Benito)

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

Bloom RGV: An Event for New and Expecting Moms and Their Support Crew

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1102 W Trenton Rd
Sat 21

Toddler Play Dates: Bees

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

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
4001 N 23rd St
Sat 21

Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Days- Earth Rocks!

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sat 21

Prenatal Yoga

April 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B
Sat 21

Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Days- Earth Rocks!

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sat 21

Sunset Nature Walk (McAllen Nature Center)

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4101 W. Business 83
Sat 21

Edinburg Guitar Festival

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1201 W University Dr
Sun 22

Earth Day Extravaganza

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
Tue 24

Bird Walks

April 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Tue 24

Kids Eat Free!

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
137 W Nolana Ave
Tue 24

Prenatal Yoga

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

Sunset Geocaching (McAllen Nature Center)

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4101 W. Business 83
Thu 26

Reading Between the Wines

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
700 N. Main St
Fri 27

Retooled; Dr Bradley Lecture and Reception

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1900 Nolana Ave W
Fri 27

Glitzy Glam Kids Art Night

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
121 South Commerce st
Fri 27

Night Hike (McAllen Nature Center)

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4101 W. Business 83
Sat 28

Hooked for Life Kids Gone Fish’n Annual Event

April 28 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 28

DIY Walk of Hope | Raising Infertility Awareness Walk (Harlingen)

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
3139 Wilson Rd
Sat 28

Vintage On Main- Market Days

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

Play in the Park

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

Rio Grande Valley Hurricane Ready Expo 2018

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
400 N. Border Ave
Sat 28

STEM Adventures at Kiddie Academy (Mission)

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1814 E Griffin Pkwy
Sat 28

Power of Pollination Puppet Show

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
714 Raul Longoria Rd
Sat 28

Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Days- Earth Rocks!

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
600 Sunset Dr.
Sat 28

Prenatal Yoga

April 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
402 N. Main St. Ste. B

 

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