Wednesday, March 17

3M retirees will meet at 11 a.m. at the Victoria Palms Restaurant, Donna. All welcome. For info.: Louise, 612-916-9236 or Hartly, 956-289-8261.

Des Moines Tech High Graduates (all years) 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.

Des Moines, Iowa East High School meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Fiesta Tex-Mex Restaurant, 615 W. Bus. 83, Weslaco. All who attended East High are urged to attend.

Book Fair sponsored by hospital auxiliary all day at McAllen Heart Hospital.

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.

Thursday, March 18

Holiday Rambler Chapter 191 meets at American Legion Post No. 37, 1305 E. Jasmine Street, McAllen. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch at noon with meeting or entertainment to follow.

Valley Council of Red Hat Queens will meet at Mama's Garden Cottage, 1400 N. Westgate No. 300, Weslaco. Meeting time is 11 a.m. and we will order off the menu. Please RSVP with Judy Welhaven by phone or email: jwelhaven@gmail.com or 956-783-2787.

March 18-19

Book Fair sponsored by hospital auxiliary all day at Edinburg Regional Medical Center.

Friday, March 19

Cherokee County, Iowa Winter Texans will meet at 11 a.m. at Harold's Country Kitchen, 2111 E. Bus. 83, Donna. All current and former Cherokee County residents invited. 712-229-1435.

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, March 20

Teamsters Reunion at 11 a.m. at Ann's Restaurant, Bus. 83, San Juan. Come and enjoy! Bring your wife, husband or a friend.

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.

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.

Wednesday, March 24

EXCEL of Iowa will have a get together at 11 a.m. at Mr. Gatti's, 4100 N. Col. Rowe Blvd., McAllen. Larry Forbes, 956-783-0806.

Thursday, March 25

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1441 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Denny's, 401 E. Nolana Ave., McAllen. All active and retired employees are urged to attend. 956-682-7890.

Tuesday, March 30

WWII Vets meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Echo Hotel in Edinburg.

Wednesday, April 7

Armstrong Rubber, Pirelli, Titan Tire retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Ann's Restaurant, 221 W. Bus. 83, San Juan.

Escapee's Iowa Wild Rose Chapter 48 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Ann's Restaurant, 221 W. Bus. 83, San Juan.

Saturday, April 10

4th Annual Chuckwagon Dinner under the stars from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McAllen Heritage Center, 301 S. Main, McAllen. Ribeye dinner with all the trimmings plus live music and entertainment. $35. For tickets call MHC at 687-1904.