Original Winter Texan

Wednesday, Jan. 13

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.

Escapees 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.

Winter Texan Chapter Nine of the Carriage Travel Club 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.

New England Luncheon Group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral in Harlingen. M. Ashley, 956-423-5369.

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.

Thursday, Jan. 14

Winter Texan Appreciation Expo sponsored by the Pharr Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pharr International Convention Center, north U.S. 281, Pharr.

Good Sams Winter Texan Rendezvous at 4 p.m. at Peter Piper Pizza in Alamo. All Good Sams members are welcome to enjoy fellowship and renew acquaintances. Ray Fink, 402-733-8972.

Friday, Jan. 15

Travers/Big Stone County, Minnesota residents will meet for breakast at 8 a.m. at Las Margaritas Restaurant, 106 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr.

The Annual Scott County, Iowa luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 1301 Jackson Ave. (new location), McAllen. Friends are invited. Carl, 563-650-7462 or Harry, 563-940-3881.

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.

Saturday, Jan. 16

Teamsters Reunion at 11 a.m. at Ann’s Restaurant, Bus. 83, San Juan. Bring your wife, husband or a friend.

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.

Suomalaiset Ystavat (Finnish Friends) hold weekly socials at 1 p.m. at the Quiet Village II Clubhouse, 215 S. Valley View Road, Donna. Anyone interested is invited to a presentation of the drama, “Mother Of Mine,” an intense drama of WWII in Finland and Sweden. Refreshments will follow. Donation only.

Sunday, Jan. 17

Woodbury County, Iowa Reunion from 2 to 4 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. Jack Greene, 956-787-1388 or Larry Forbes, 956-783-0806.

Shuffleboard tournament at 1:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 37, 1305 E. Jasmine, McAllen. Food and drinks avail.

Monday, Jan. 18

Union County, Ohio Winter Texan luncheon will be held at the Lone Star Restaurant, 4201 W. Bus. 83, Harlingen, three miles west of the city. All current and former residents and their guests are welcome to the luncheon at 1 p.m. and social time at 12:30. Reservations are not needed. Call 937-243-3600 for more information.

Humboldt County, Iowa Reunion at 12:30 p.m. at Gatti’s Pizza, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen.

Annual Winter Texan Appreciation Fiesta from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Casa de Amistad, Harlingen. 956-216-5950.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Jefferson County, Iowa gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s in McAllen. All past and present residents and employees are invited to attend. Maynard and Carolyn Edwards, 614-919-4614.

Minnesota counties of Steele-Waseca and surrounding counties will have their annual reunion at 11:30 a.m. at Harold’s Country Kitchen, Bus. 83, Donna. Jerry & Josn Lohberger, 956-781-8549 or Eileen & Clarence Battey, 956-783-8061.

Nebraska Winter Texan Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana, Pharr.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

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.

Cherokee County, Iowa Winter Texans will meet at 9 a.m. at Las Margaritas Restaurant, 106 N. Cage, Pharr. 712-229-1435.

Retired Rural Carriers annual meeting at Ann’s Restaurant, 221 W. Bus. 83, San Juan. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Claud & Arlene Stockham, 573-289-2649.

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. Lucy Rowland, 956-781-6611.

Adventure Caravans luncheon/social at noon at the Golden Corral in Weslaco. If you’ve been on a tour, going on a tour or thinking about going on a RV tour, join us for lunch. Cheryl, 607-226-3526.

3M Winter Texan Get Together at 11 a.m. at the Victoria Palms Restaurant, Donna. All welcome.

Thursday, Jan. 21

Holiday Rambler Chapter 191 will meet at the American Legion Post No. 37, 1305 E. Jasmine Street, north of Exp. 83 off Jackson Road, McAllen. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 with a short meeting and entertainment to follow.

Minnesota Winnebago-Itasca Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, N. 2nd Street, Mcallen. All Winnebago product owners are welcome. 956-782-1835.

Jan. 22-23

24th Annual All Valley Carving Show sponsored by Rio Grande Valley Wood Carvers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pharr International Convention Center, 3000 N. Cage (US 281). Vendors, drawings. $2. Email Jeff Slabaugh at midmilst@yahoo.com; Dorothy, 956-581-2448.

Monday, Jan. 25

New Prague, Belle Plaine, Jordan, Minn. and surrounding area Winter Texans will hold their annual luncheon at the Junction Café, 11 S. Cage Blvd., Pharr, at 10:30 a.m. Serving starts at 11 a.m. Dick Eischens, 952-217-9919.

Annual Jackson Co., Minn. Winter Texan get-together at noon at the Victoria Palms Restaurant, Donna.

Northern Illinois Annual Reunion from 1 to 3 .m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. Wear your park badge. Games and free door prizes. 956-461-6583 to register.

Nebraska Winter Texan potluck picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Palmer Pavilion, 308 E. Hackberry, McAllen. Bring food to share, table service and drink. $1, includes music by Wee Willia and a few friends, and door prizes.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

FCRV Annual Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Harold’s Country Kitchen, 2111 E. Bus. 83, Donna. Reservations are not required but would be appreciated. Feel free to bring a friend or friends. Call Shirley, 712-310-7187.

Oklahoma Annual get-together from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 37, McAllen. Lunch, entertainment. Reservations required, 405-364-7091.

Kanabec County, Minn. And surrounding area residents to meet at 11:30 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 100 N. Col. Rowe Blvd., McAllen. Jerry Fischer, 763-370-7261 or Arlon Haupert, 956-585-7188.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

RGV Retired Rails Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at Harold’s Country Kitchen, Bus. 83 east of Donna. Fellowship begins at 11 a.m. and buffet lunch at noon. All retired railroaders, spouses and guests are welcome. Ernie Olson, 956-784-4602 or ernie469@msn.com.

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

Friday, Jan. 29

Clara City, Minn. Area gathering breakfast buffet at 9 a.m. at Don Beto’s Restaurant, Mile 2W Road, south of Exp. 83, Mercedes. 320-894-5429.

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.