The Original Winter Texan

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.

Michigan 27th Annual Reunion at the Shriners Hall, 1044 W. Nolana, Pharr. Registration at noon. $1. Meeting following lunch. Chicken & brisket buffet for $7. Cash only.

Caterpillar Retiree Reunion at 11 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. Col. Rowe Blvd., McAllen. Door prizes and live music. No reservations required.

Alcoa Retirees luncheon at noon at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. Col. Rowe Blvd., McAllen. Spouses and friends welcome. Pat Bice, 956-687-5367 or 563-249-1235.

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, Feb. 18

Minnesota DOT get together at 1 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. Col. Rowe, McAllen. Sandy, 612-210-5604.

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

White County, Indiana luncheon at 11 a.m. at Lin’s Grand Buffet, Weslaco. Friends from neighboring counties welcome. No reservations needed. 956-519-0307.

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.

Adventure Caravans — If you’ve been on a tour, going on a tour or thinking about going on a RV tour, join us for lunch at the Golden Corral in Weslaco at noon. For information, call Cheryl at 607-227-3526 or Dean at 607-351-5205.

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. 20

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.

Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1105 W. Fern, McAllen. Proceeds to benefit Benevolence Ministry. Selling clothing, books, small appliances, furniture, kitchen items and more.

Sunday, Feb. 21

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. 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; walterkm@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Telephone Pioneers and Family Campers are invited to a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. Col. Rowe Blvd., McAllen. Judy, 785-640-5549.

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 Reunion 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.

WWII Vets breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Echo Hotel, Edinburg.

Cherokee County, Iowa Winter Texans will meet at 11 a.m. at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd Street (Col. Rowe Blvd.), McAllen. All current and former Cherokee County residents welcome. 712-229-1435.

Winter Texan Shrimp Boil from 3 to 5 p.m. sponsored by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. It will be held in The Garden at the Lighthouse — the new patio area just opened next to Desiner Consigner. The shrimp boil will feature a Cajun shrimp boil meal, refreshments and live entertainment by Tom Wayne. Tickets are $5 per person. For information, contact the Chamber at 943-2262.

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.

Halstead, Kans. Spring Lake RV Resort Reunion will be at noon at Ann’s Restaurant, 221 W. Bus. 83, San Juan. Everyone who is a member or has visited Spring Lake RV Resort is welcome to attend. Call Wayne & Karen Gehring with questions at 316-772-6713 or 316-772-1360.

Feb. 26-28

South Padre Island Market Days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the South Padre Convention Center. Arts, crafts, collectibles, jewelry, fishing gear and much more. $1. 956-554-9899.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Irish Dance Spectacular — Edinburg Dance Theatre presents “A Touch of Irish” and other works at 2 p.m. ($5) and 7:30 p.m. ($8) at the University of Texas-Pan American Fine Arts Auditorium in Edinburg. Call 956-330-9439 for ticket information.

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.

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.

Friday, March 6

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.

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.

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.

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.