Harlingen Happenings

MGN Online

Mary Torres, Special to the Star

The Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum and the Rio Grande Valley Museum Association, 2425 Boxwood St., invitie the community to participate in its Christmas Tree Extravaganza 2019 by providing and decorating a Christmas Tree or Wreath for display.

There is no fee to participate and applications have already been received from individuals, businesses, churches, schools and other organizations. Come showcase your creativity!

Submit your application ASAP as space is limited. Set up is now underway and the opening reception, with music and refreshments, will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Rio Grande Valley Museum Association is a non-profit organization that celebrates Harlingen’s heritage and our community’s culture through preservation, education, and programming. For an application form or for more information visit the museum’s Facebook page or call 956-216-4901.

On Thursday, November 28, many of us will be gathering with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. This Holiday presents an opportunity to visit with relatives to share and gather family stories to add to your family tree. For inspiration and ideas on conducting oral history interviews with your family, visit StoryCorps, https://storycorps.org.

Founded in 2003, America’s oral history project has the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered. StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Recordings are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress so that future generations can hear the stories and the voices of today.

The monthly Harlingen Historic Downtown District’s “Art Night” will be held on November 29, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. This wonderful evening event celebrates local art and artists. The D’Arte Centre Gallery – 115 E Jackson St. invites you to visit the gallery and enjoy refreshments. Many other businesses will be showcasing artists and offering refreshments and live music.

Stroll down the twinkling lights of historic Downtown Harlingen on Jackson Street and enjoy the ambiance! For more information call the Downtown Harlingen Office at 956-216-4910.

November 30 is National Small Business Saturday and the Downtown Harlingen merchants, as well as other small businesses in the community, are ready for your business. Every time you pick up a coffee at your local café, grab lunch at the mom-and-pop shop, buy a new bag, or other items from a local store, you’re making an impact in your community. Grab a friend or family member and join the “Shop Small Movement” on Saturday and all year long.

The Jaycees Christmas Parade, “Candyland!” will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019, in Downtown Jackson Street between 4th and “E” Streets, Harlingen, TX. Everyone is invited to attend and join in on the Christmas Spirit. Young professionals interested in individual development, community service, and networking are invited to volunteer. Parade entries and vendors please visit www.rgvjaycees.com for more information.

The Pan American Round Table of San Benito is hosting its annual Christmas Scholarship Tea on December 14, from 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. in the Texas Room at Golden Palms. Guest speaker will be Denise De Los Santos, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UTRGV and entertainment will be provided by Carlos Cañas. Tickets are $25.00/pp. Call 956-245-2629 to RSVP by December 11.

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!