The Original Winter Texan

Thru March 12

Book Fair sponsored by hospital auxiliary all day at McAllen Medical Center, McAllen.

Wednesday, March 10

Alcoa retirees will have a luncheon at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N., 2nd Street, McAllen at noon. Spouses and friends welcome. Pat Bice, 956-687-5367 or 563-249-1235.

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.

Boone County, Iowa and surrounding area residents will gather at 10 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 1301 E. Jackson (Jackson Ave. exit off Exp. 83), McAllen. Lunch served at 11 a.m.

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

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.

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, March 11

Minnesota Winnebago-Itasca Club will meet at Mr. Gatti's, McAllen, at 1 p.m. All Winnebago product owners and guests are welcome. 956-782-1835.

Friday, March 12

Wisconsin Reunion at Shriners Hall, 1044 W. Nolana, Pharr. Registration at 11:30 a.m. $1. Chicken and brisket buffet for $7. Make reservations before March 19: 956-781-1986. BYOB. Setups avail.

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 13

Book Sale — The Friends of the Pharr Memorial Library will hold a $2 Book Bag Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Novels, non-fiction, children’s books, textbooks, tapes — both cassette and VHS, and encyclopedia sets will be available.

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.

Sunday, March 14

Book Sale — The Friends of the Pharr Memorial Library will hold a $2 Book Bag Sale from 1 to 5 p.m. Novels, non-fiction, children’s books, textbooks, tapes — both cassette and VHS, and encyclopedia sets will be available.

March 15-17

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

Tuesday, March 16

Nebraska Winter Texan breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 w. Nolana, Pharr. Ed Peck, 956-381-9203 or 402-720-3329.

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.

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.

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.

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.