Wednesday, Feb. 3
NCT (National Camping Travelers) and Master Masons interested in camping will meet at 11:30 a.m. at JAGZ, 419 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr. Luncheon at noon. Call Judy Hull, 956-461-2975 or Dale Verran, 989-329-0475 for reservations by Jan. 30.
Xcel Energy (formerly NSP) will hold their annual luncheon at 11 a.m. at Harold’s Country Kitchen, 211 E. Bus. 83 in Donna. Shirley Boerger, 956-581-8084 or Abby, 956-969-1450.
Ohio Reunion will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Gatti’s Pizza, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. All Buckeyes are welcome. Please wear your park badges to get the Winter Texan special. Carol Flowers, 956-581-5414 or Bob Etgen, 956-781-5680.
Red Wing, Minn. and surrounding area Winter Texans will meet at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. Social at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 with program and entertainment at noon. Sid Lindstrom, 651-301-0310.
Armstrong Rubber, Pirelli, Titan Tire retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Ann’s Restaurant, 221 W. Bus. 83, San Juan. Dick Overholser, 956-461-2651 or 515-321-4034
Bird Walk every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., at Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd., Weslaco. Let the knowledgeable park naturalist guides you on a birding adventure to identify some of the 250-plus birds that have been sighted at the park.
Baked Potato Nite from 5 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 37, 1305 E. Jasmine, McAllen. Jack Kay band from 5 to 9 p.m. playing classic rock n roll and country.
Dinner Show “Accentuate the Positive” featuring the songs of Harold Arlen presented by McAllen High School Choir Dept. at Holy Spirit Parish, 23rd and Martin, McAllen. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $20. Meal: Chicken Cordon Bleu, fettucine alfredo, mixed veggies, dinner roll, coffee, sweet tea or water. Feb. 6 will be a dessert matinee at 1:15 p.m. $10. Meal: Cake and sweet tea or coffee. Call 956-632-3172 to reserve your tickets. Reserve a table with purchase of 10 tickets.
Thursday, Feb. 4
Holiday Rambler Chapter 191 will meet at Lone Star Restaurant, 4201 W. Bus. 83, Harlingen. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch at noon with meeting and/or entertainment to follow.
Dickinson County, Iowa and surrounding counties will hold their annual reunion at 11:30 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. Please wear your park badges.
Iowa Winnie Hawks will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. All WIT members are invited. 515-865-3506.
Whiteside County, Ill. Annual gathering at noon at Mr. Gatti’s Pizza in McAllen. Catherine Rambo, 956-424-7668.
PLAY — “Agnes of God” presented by El Paseo Arts Foundation and the Camille Playhouse at the SPI Convention Center on South Padre Island. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Complimentary hors d’oeurves, cash bar and art exhibit from Laguna Madre Art League starts at 6:30. $25. Tickets available at SPI Visitors Center and online at www.elpaseoarts.org. 956-943-4700.
Winter Texan Orchestra concert at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 2nd and Pecan, McAllen.
Friday, Feb. 5
Madison County, Iowa Winter Texans will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Harold’s Country Kitchen, Donna. All past and present residents and friends are welcome. Don Frank, 956-447-8399.
Harrison County/Albany, Missouri Winter Texan Reunion from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, 4100 N. Col. Rowe Blvd. (2nd Street), McAllen. Louise Galloway, 814-853-8712.
Wapello County, Iowa and surrounding areas will have their annual breakfast at 8 a.m. at Luby’s in Weslaco. Cost for the breakfast is approximately $7.25 plus tax. Please wear your name badges is possible. Mary Scott, 641-777-1034.
Davis County, Iowa Reunion at 1 p.m. at Ann’s Restaurant, 221 W. Bus. 83, San Juan.
Winter Texan Orchestra concert at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 2nd and Pecan, McAllen.
Dance to the music of Deuces Wild from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the American Legion in La Feria. Free. 797-3701.
Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk every Friday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Estero Llano Grande State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd., Weslaco. On a guided walk, observe vast numbers of colorful butterflies and dragonflies that are attracted to the park’s gardens and wetlands.
History Tour from 10 to 11 a.m. at Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center, $2 adults and $1 for seniors. www.quintamazatlan.com.
Supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m.; meat draw at 6; country western dance from 7 to 11 p.m. with raffles and 50/50 draw every Friday at American Legion Post 37, 1305 E. Jasmine, McAllen. 682-7841.
Fish Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and free dance to the music of Johnnie Francis from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the La Feria American Legion.
Saturday, Feb. 6
22nd Annual Coin & Collectible Show sponsored by Hidalgo Coin Club from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pharr Civic Center, 1011 W. Kelly, Pharr. $1. Hourly door prizes.
Taylor County, Iowa — The annual Winter Texan Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd, McAllen. 956-781-3870.
Cabaret—Barbershop Style presented by Magic Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International at 3 p.m. at San Benito High School cafetorium, 450 S. Williams Road, San Benito. $9 advance, $10 door. Tickets available from any chorus member or contact Janet, 956-514-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lots of great music, special guest performers, quartets, a café atmosphere, ice cream sundaes and other desserts and a Chinese Auction.
Iowa State University game watch for alumni and fans of ISU at Tierra Santa Golf Club, 1901 Cub de Amistad, Weslaco. Meet at 12:30 p.m. Lunch available on site. For reservations, email email@example.com or call 956-968-8180.
Suomalaiset Ystavat (Finnish Friends) hold weekly socials at 1 p.m. at the Quiet Village II Clubhouse, 215 S. Valley View Road, Donna. There are discussions on Finnish culture and facts, book review and viewing of Finnish videos.
Karaoke from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion in La Feria. 797-3701.
Rio Roundup Rodeo every Saturday night at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena in Edinburg, Wisconsin Road between Bus. 281 and Sugar Road. Speed events at 7 p.m. Free admission. No alcoholic beverages allowed. www.rioroundup.com.
Country Western Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 37, 1305 E. Jasmine, McAllen. Raffles and 50/50 draw. Food avail.
Brownsville Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. to noon at Linear Park between 6th and 7th Streets and Harrison, Brownsville. Local produce, eggs, shrimp and honey avail. Cooking demonstrations and more.
Sunday, Feb. 7
Dance to the music of Overland Express from 3 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion in La Feria. Free. 797-3701.
Shuffleboard tournament at 1:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 37, 1305 E. Jasmine, McAllen. Food and drinks avail.
Monday, Feb. 8
Dickey County, North Dakota residents will meet at 11 a.m. at the Golden Corral, Weslaco.
Iowa County luncheon will be held at 2 p.m. at Luby’s in Weslaco off of Westgate Drive. Any present or former Iowa County residents are invited to attend. Please wear your park badges. We are opening our luncheon to any surrounding counties this year, if you would like to join us. 956-565-2858.
Hitchhiker owners will meet for food, fun and fellowship at 11 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. Shargon Sprague, 515-669-2323.
Martin County, Minn. and surrounding area will gather at Harold’s Country Kitchen in Donna for a noon buffet. Veryl Williamson, 956-781-6338.
Tuesday, Feb. 9
Ottertail Co., Minn. Get together at 11:30 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. Wear your park badges. 218-770-0397.
All Valley Illinois Reunion at Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, 4100 N. Col. Rowe Blvd. (2nd Street), McAllen. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch at noon. Marianne Pilkington, 956-279-7916.
Rochester, Minn. Area Winter Texan luncheon will be held at Harold’s Country Kitchen, Donna. Social hour at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow at noon. No registration required. Call Bud or Roxie Moen if you have questions.
Michigan Good Sam Club will meet at noon at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana, Pharr.
FCRV Winter Texan group will meet at 11 a.m. at Harold’s Country Kitchen in Donna for the Valentine lunch and meeting. Goodies and/or door prizes may be brought.
S*M*A*R*T (Special Military Active/Retired Travel Club) 3rd Annual Winter Texan Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, (Col. Rowe Blvd.), McAllen. All active and retired military Rvers are invited to attend. No reservations required; this is a buffet and you pay as you enter. Jerry & Janet Bland, 660-864-6458/4601 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jerry & Dee Hamman, 573-280-0446 email@example.com.
Newmar Owners Luncheon at 11:15 a.m. at Victoria Palms Ball Room in Donna. Guest speakers: Marty Lown (Coachlight), Gary Baecker, G&L RV Specialties. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org; 262-374-0901.
Free Polka Jam from 2 to 5 p.m. at the La Feria American Legion.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Alcoa Retirees luncheon the second Wednesday of the month at noon at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. Second Street (Rowe), McAllen. Spouses and friends welcome. Pat Bice, 956-687-5367 or 563-249-1235.
New England Luncheon Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral in Harlingen. M. Ashley, 956-423-5369.
Iowa State University alumni and friends breakfast at 9 a.m. at the Victoria Palms Resort Restaurant, Donna. For reservations, email email@example.com or call 956-968-8180.
Hamilton, County Iowa reunion at 11 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. 956-787-2646.
Carriage Travel Club Winter Texan Chapter Nine will meet at 11 a.m. for lunch at Ann’s Restaurant, 221 W. Bus. 83, San Juan. All owners of Carriage products are invited. Chuck & Maryann Bates, 956-581-7356.
Escapee’s Iowa Wild Rose Chapter 48 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Ann’s Restaurant, 221 W. Bus. 83, San Juan. Dick Overholser, 956-461-2651 or 515-321-4034.
Wayland, Iowa; Henry County Winter Texan Reunion at 1:30 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, McAllen.
Thursday, Feb. 11
Melvern Lake, Kans. Get-together from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. Pat Carey, 785-249-5296.
Quincy, Ill. Area Winter Texan gathering at 4 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. Please wear name tags. Doris, 956-703-4527.
Colorado Winter Texan reunion luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street (Rowe), McAllen. Phil, 719-648-5134 or Verna, 719-740-1273.
Excel Owners of Missouri are invited to a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Harold’s Country Kitchen, Donna. Harold, 660-473-4199.
RGV Chapter of Bounders of America will meet at 1 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. Business meeting will follow lunch. Ray Fink, 402-733-8972.
Friday, Feb. 12
Franklin County, Iowa luncheon at 11 a.m. at Fiesta Tex-Mex Restaurant, 615 Bus. 83, Weslaco. 641-425-9070. No sign up necessary.
SunnyBrook and Mobile Scout owners luncheon, sponsored by SunnyTravelers RV Club at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. Bingo at 10 a.m., lunch at 11. RSVP to Jackie at SunnyTravelers, 800-262-5178 or Greg Hermann at 620-727-2414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Feb. 13
Wisconsin WIT Club invites all Wis. Winnebago/Itasca owners (and friends) to a gathering at 11 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s in McAllen.
Valley Byliners annual writers’ workshop at the Harlingen Public Library, 410 76 Drive, Harlingen. Shoney Flores, creative writing instructor at the University of Texas at Brownsville, will present a short story writing workshop. Registration for the all-day workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost for non-members if $10 payable at the door. Coffee will be provided and attendees may select to purchase lunch from a menu provided by a local establishment who will deliver to the library. Those not wishing to pay for lunch are invited to bring their own brown bag lunch. Contact email@example.com.
Monday, Feb. 15
Polk and Barron County, Wis. and surrounding area reunion at 11:30 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, McAllen. Wear your park badge if you have one. 715-541-2485.
Airstream Owners Chowdown and Gabfest — All Airstreamers in the Valley are invited to our second annual meeting and lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Peter Piper Pizza, corner of Exp. 83 and Alamo Road, Alamo. An informational meeting will be followed by a buffet lunch at noon. Don McKelvay, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 16
North Dakota Picnic at 11 a.m. at Alamo Palms Park Pavilion. Bring dish to pass, drinks and table service. 701-320-3491 or 701-370-2277.
Southeast Minn. Bluegrass Association (SEMBA) Reunion from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Alamo Ballroom & Grill, 123 S. 8th Street, downtown Alamo (behind El Dorado Restaurant). Full menu avail. Bring your instruments — jamming all afternoon. Darrell Ottman, 507-251-1884.
WCSA Winter Texan Reunion at 11:30 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. Second Street, McAllen. LaVonne, 701-640-4991.
Ohio Nomads Winter Luncheon at 1 p.m. at the Junction Café, Pharr. For reservations, call Butch Sherman, 419-680-2373.
Wednesday, Feb. 17
Des Moines Tech High graduates (all years) meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Ann’s Restaurant, 221 W. Bus. 83, San Juan. Dick Overholser, 956-461-2651 or 515-321-4034.
Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa and surrounding neighbors 18th Annual Reunion at 11 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. Col. Rowe (2nd Street), McAllen. Food, fun and conversation. Please wear badges or name tags. 563-663-4705.
Clinton County, Illinois Reunion at 11:30 a.m. at the Victoria Palms Resort Restaurant in Weslaco. Friends from neighboring counties are invited to attend. No reservations required. 956-783-6847.
3M and McLeod & Meeker County, Minn. get together at 11 a.m. at Victoria Palms Restaurant in Donna. Louise, 612-916-9236 or Hartly, 956-289-8261. All welcome.
Missouri Retired Rural Carrier Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Tejas Restaurant, 1308 Maco Road (I Road just north of SH 495), Pharr. Jeanette, 816-738-3006.
Dekalb Co. Ill. And surrounding area reunion from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ann’s Restaurant, 221 W. Bus. 83, San Juan. Alta Hough, 815-751-4217.
Albert Lea, Minn. Retired Streater Employees will meet at 1 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. Col. Rowe Blvd, McAllen. Dwaine Abbe, 507-318-0554.
Thursday, Feb. 18
Minnesota DOT get together at 1 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. Col. Rowe, McAllen. Sandy, 612-210-5604.
Friday, Feb. 19
Kentucky Reunion at 9:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 401 E. Nolana, McAllen. Judy Wampler, 502-338-1590, on weekend if possible.
Decatur, Macon County, Ill. All Valley Luncheon at 1 p.m. at Harold’s Country Kitchen, 2111 E. Bus. 83, Donna. Kathy Moore, 956-787-8230.
Big Stone/Travers County, Minn. residents will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. at Las Margaritas Restaurant, 106 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr. Lawrence Findlay, 782-0800.
Monday, Feb. 22
Treasure Lake RV Park, Branson, Mo. Members get together at Victoria Palms Resort Restaurant, 602 N. Victoria Road, Donna. Meet at 2 p.m. eat upon arrival. $10. For reservations and menu, call Gene Hartman, 314-517-2284. Deadline for reservations Feb. 17.
Annual Yooper Roundup at Harold’s Country Kitchen on Bus. 83, Donna. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and meal will be served at noon. There will be a $1 per person registration fee to cover expenses and prizes. Anyone from the Upper Pennisula of Michigan, or who has ties to the Upper Pennisula, is invited to attend. Walter L. Werden, 906-221-0605; email@example.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Excel of Iowa will have a reunion at 11 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. Col. Rowe Blvd., McAllen. Larry Forbes, 956-783-0806.
Hormel Foods Retirees dinner will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Harold’s Country Kitchen, 2111 E. Bus. 83, Donna. All retirees and spouses/guests are encouraged to attend. Buffet lunch will be served. Carl Gerlach, 956-464-7071 or Donna Roche, 956-973-8548.
Excel Tour Reuion for Excel owners who have been on any of the 10 Excel tours. Join us for lunch at the Junction Café in Pharr. Phone Steve Benton, 608-214-0100, before Feb. 19 for more info and to make your necessary reservation.
Thursday, Feb. 25
Sedalia, Mo. (and surrounding area) Day for Winter Texans at 11:30 a.m. at the Riverside Club in Mission. This event enables friends from the Sedalia area a time to get together for lunch and to visit. Mary Ann Reine, 660-438-3446.