Original Winter Texan

Wednesday, March 3

Dallas County, Iowa area luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at Harold’s Country Kitchen in Donna. Doors open at 11 a.m. Please wear your name tags. Marilyn Hawbaker, 956-519-6765.

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.

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 4

Holiday Rambler Chapter 191 meets at the Lone Star Restaurant, 4201 W. Bus. 83, Harlingen. Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch at noon with meeting and/or entertainment to follow.

Waupaca County, Wisconsin current and former residents will hold their reunion at 11:30 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. Col. Rowe Blvd., McAllen. For information, contact Fred Rasmussion, 956-968-2847 or Don Van Deest, 715,340-5570. No reservations needed.

Friday, March 5

Worden, Illinois current and former area residents meet at Big John's Bar-B-Que on Bus. 83 at 5:30 p.m. Call John, 618-799-8825 or 956-425-4217 for more info.

25th Annual Texas Independence Day Parade and Festival in the City of Alamo. Parade starts at 11 a.m. and will end at the city park on Main Street where the festival takes place. Vendors and parade entries are welcome. For information, call the Alamo Chamber of Commerce, 787-2117.

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, March 6

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.

Sunday, March 7

Minnesota Northshore annual potluck picnic from noon to ? at Valley View Estates, 2100 Vernon Street, Mission. BYOTS. Bonnie Kruger, 956-787-5236.

Monday, March 8

Hitchhiker owners will meet for food, fun and fellowship at 11 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street, McAllen. For questions, call Sharon Sprague, 515-669-2323.

Tuesday, March 9

Newmar Owners Luncheon at 11:15 a.m. at the Victoria Palms Banquet Center, Donna. RSVP kbkoch@charter.net, 262-374-0901. Speaker TBA. Bring non-perishable food item for RGV Foodbank.

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.

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.

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.

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.