Events you should know about

Party in Red

HARLINGEN — The American Red Cross South Texas Chapter is holding it’s Party in Red, a taste of the Valley on Thursday at the Jackson Square Event Center, 301 E. Jackson Street.

The evening of tasty tapas from more than a dozen local restaurants will be complemented by music and fun mystery bags.

Running from 6 to 9 p.m., tickets are $25 each.

Learn about the mission of the local chapter and the mission in helping residents of the Rio Grande Valley. Wear red to support the American Red Cross.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Anna Putegnat at or 956-267-3014.

Ready for a 5K?

PALM VALLEY — The city of Palm Valley will hold its second annual 5K fun run and walk Saturday at the Harlingen Country Club.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. Preregistration is available at Footworks in Harlingen and Palm Valley City Hall.

The cost is $15 for the 5K, $5 for those 12 and under and a 1-mile walk/run for kids is free.

Trophies will be given to the top three male and female runners and medals in each age division.

PV Day

PALM VALLEY — The first Palm Valley Day Celebration is set for Saturday in the main entrance of the Harlingen Country Club with the 5K fun run/walk as the kickoff.

The Palm Valley Day celebration will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the event, Mayor George Rivera will recognize Palm Valley Day with an official proclamation and the city’s new logo will be unveiled.

There will be open houses from 1 to 3 p.m.

Festivities include bounce houses, face painting, food, live music, obstacle course, pet fashion show, pony rides and much more.