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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:00 am

There are a lot of things “happening” in Downtown Harlingen! The renovation of the Baxter Lofts continues and downtown is gearing up for Harlingen Art Night, August 31 starting at 7 p.m. Dinner, music and art in one great place — Downtown Harlingen!

In conjunction with Art Night, the Harlingen Art Forum, 115 E. Jackson St. will hold an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. for an exhibition of original art by its Artist of the Month — Ed Meza. Jackson Street Market Days will be Saturday, September 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Downtown Coffee is scheduled for Thursday, September 6 at 8:30 a.m. at J&B’s Cafe. For more information call 956-216-4910.

The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society has opened a Hispanic Genealogy Research Center at the Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum, 2425 Boxwood St. Members of the society are available to help you get started or to assist with your family history research. Please contact the society at www.hispanicgen@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

The Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum, Humanities Texas, and the RGV Museum Association invite you to visit the, “Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Tears of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State” exhibit currently on display.

This exhibition was developed by Maury Forman and Robert A. Calvert for the Center for Texas Studies at the University of North Texas with support from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are accepted.

The museum is also accepting applications from the community for Day of the Dead Altars and the Christmas Tree Forest. For more information visit the museum’s Facebook page or call 956-216-4901.

Other upcoming events and activities include;

September 15, 5-7 p.m., Join the City of Harlingen and the Mexican Consulate of Brownsville at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, 1204 Fair Park Blvd., for a free concert featuring Mariachi 7 Leguas and the Gloria Canales Ballet Folklórico.

This cultural concert and civic ceremony are to commemorate the 208th anniversary of Mexico’s Independence Day. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

September 15, 2018 - San Benito Native American Cultural Powwow 2018, dedicated to the culture and heritage of the Native American people of Texas, will be held at the San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy, Williams Rd. For more information visit their Facebook page.

September 22, 2018 - Harlingen Public Library National Hispanic Heritage Month Event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

October 18, 2018 - The Taste of Harlingen 2018 - “Feelin Groovy,” 6 to 8 p.m. Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum. For more information visit www.tasteof harlingen.com or call 956-216-4901.

November 1, 2018 - Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum opening reception for the annual “Dia de los Muertos” altar exhibit, 6 to 8 p.m. Visit the museum’s Facebook page for more information.

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