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The Cross Connections 2018 International Exhibition of Design & Illustration is a global collaborative project and an invitational exhibition and juried competition. The exhibiiton was initiated in 2008-2013 in more that ten universities around the world. The exhibition promotes creativity, innovations, and the trends of international visual communications design and aims to inspire and educate through active engagement.
Brownsville’s Camille Playhouse opens its 55th Season with Mamma Mia. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
Friday, September 21st Performance @ 8pm
Saturday, September 22nd Performance @ 8pm
Sunday, September 23rd Performance @ 2:30pm
Children deserve a safe environment in which to live, learn and grow. Unfortunately, the threat of violence is a presence in many communities and has grown in a number of schools across the country. The Cameron County Children’s Advocacy Center’s Inc (Maggie House and Monica’s House) strives on progression and innovation when it comes to educating our children, community members, educators, law enforcement on situations that are impacting our society.
On Friday, September 28th, the Cameron County Children’s Advocacy Center’s Inc. will be hosting it’s annual conference entitled, “Making a Difference by Changing Lives: Strengthening our practice, Strengthening Ourselves” at the Brownsville Events Center. We are cordially asking that you be a part of our community education efforts in which we will address issues related to school violence, suicide prevention, online solicitation, bullying and active shooter preparedness.
Registration information, exhibitors-sponsorship letter and more information are attached; should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 956-361-3313 or 956-986-2770. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!!!! (what a deal!!!!)
Together we can make a difference in the life a child.
Come hear an evening of exciting brass chamber music featuring the Session Brass Quintet. This Dallas-based ensemble was formed in 2015 and plays in a wide array of styles – from classical to pop and beyond. Session Brass musicians include Dr. Kurt Bonnett, trumpet, Dr. William Haugeberg, trombone; Dr. Brian Walker, trumpet; Dr. Noel Wallace, bass trombone; and Dr. Angela K. Winter, horn.
For questions, call (956) 882-7025
Join a ranger on a nighttime hike to witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park!
*Limited space – reservations required*
Please call our visitor center at (956) 350-2920 (Wednesday to Sunday; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) to reserve your spot. No online reservations.
Children 12 and under: $2
Bring: Water, a flashlight, comfortable walking/hiking shoes and appropriate weather attire. Optional items: Bug spray and snacks.
Join the faculty & staff of Guadalupe Regional Middle School (GRMS) for a half-day community workshop with national poverty expert Dr. Donna Beegle.
Breaking the Iron Cage
Most information about poverty comes from three main sources. The biggest teacher of poverty is the media which often presents extremes and sensationalized stories that perpetuate myths and stereotypes.
The second source is having a life experience of poverty. This can be problematic in that many people who have lived poverty, but not studied it, project their own experiences upon others who may be experiencing a different level and/or type of poverty.
Lastly, people often rely on having worked with or gotten to know someone in poverty as their reference point. Again, problematic because there are many different levels of poverty.
In this interactive segment, Dr. Beegle will provide educators with a poverty knowledge base necessary for improving educational success. Participants will gain tools for understanding how the many different life experiences of poverty impact educational success and what they can do to improve outcomes.
About Dr. Beegle
Dr. Beegle was born into migrant labor poverty. She grew up not knowing the words her teachers used and didn’t understand the examples provided to explain the words. She said “ain’t” in almost every other sentence and did not know when to say “gone” or “went,” “seen” or “saw.” She didn’t believe education was for her or for people like her. So, she dropped out during her freshman year of high school and got married. But, after continuing to live in extreme poverty and homelessness, she returned to school at age 26 to get her GED, and—within 10 short years—achieved her doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Her research for her dissertation focused on improving educational outcomes for students from poverty. It is this lived experience, plus many years of research, that she brings to these sessions. Each session is presented with interactive, engaging activities and allows participants to practice applying the concepts immediately.
Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. You can join, too! They come in different sizes and colors. Some have tails others don’t. Come meet some of the Zoo’s most charismatic animals. You will be fascinated by these inquisitive creatures. Students will have plenty of hands-on activities to make each class educational and memorable. A Zoo tour, arts & crafts, animal encounter and snacks are included in each class. Cost is $15 per child or adult with $5 discount for Zoo members. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 16 students ages 4 years and up. Call 956-548 WILD (9453) to register or for more information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gladys Porter Zoo invites you to the biggest fundraiser of the year, Zoofari 2018 on Saturday, October 6th. Swing our way to the jungle and support the Zoo while enjoying great food, auctions and music. Every bid supports the Zoo: Proceeds from Zoofari will go towards the creation of new dynamic exhibits and supports our mission for education, conservation and research, Buy your tickets and register for the silent auction online at www.gpz.org. For more information, please call 956-546-7187 or visit our website,
Come and run through the Sabal Palm Sanctuary in Brownsville, Texas.
The Sanctuary sits on a 527-acre tract of land on the Rio Grande and is one of the most uniquely biodiverse habitats in the country, containing one of the last vestige of original Sabal Palm forest in the U.S. Be one of the first-ever runners to run in THE southern-most trail runs in the country! Custom race bib and custom race medals for all registered runners. Non-timed event.
Guests living in the Upper Valley will be able to visit the Zoo for the special price of only $3.00 for both adults and children. The Upper Valley includes all cities that are a part of Hidalgo and Starr County. Visitors will need to show proof of
residencies, such as a driver’s license, utility receipt, or school ID. At least one family member must show proof of residency at the gate.
The Rotary Club of Historic Brownsville will host it’s Annual Bike Ride: Ride for Rotary Over the Causeway on October 14, 2018. The ride will end at Louies’s Backyard with a celebration!
The ride draws participation from cyclists of all levels and ages. Last year, we had participants from Brownsville, Weslaco, Harlingen, San Benito, South Padre Island, McAllen, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Matamoros, and Reynosa.
All proceeds raised by the event will be used to support Rotary’s local projects, which include providing free eye exams and eyeglasses to children, hosting Rotary’s Annual Heart Gallery (an adoption awareness event), funding scholarships for local students,
providing Christmas gifts to nursing home residents and children, and funding for other Rotary International.
Join our annual Spooktacular Piano Bar fundraiser and get a one of a kind experience with Howl at the Moon dueling pianos! The purchase of your ticket includes food and beverage. Wear your favorite Halloween Costume and participate in a costume contest! All proceeds from this event will benefit the Tip of Texas Family Outreach and its child abuse prevention programs.
Join us again for German beer, food, music, fun, and dance. We will have several German beers on tap and two alternating bands that will keep us on our feet — a German Polka combo and an American funk/rock cover band. As in the past, all proceeds will go towards student study abroad scholarships.
Tickets are $20 regular (includes a printed glass beer mug and one German draft beer) or $45 VIP (includes a printed glass beer mug and unlimited personal beer). We also plan to have a wine stand this time. $5 early discount on your ticket ($15/$40) for first 100 tickets sold.
This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances…in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire.
Friday, October 26 Performance @ 8pm
Saturday, October 27 Performance @ 8pm
Sunday, October 28 Performance @ 2:30pm