FRIENDS OF THE VVCL
Friends of the Val Verde County Library will hold their monthly business meeting from noon to 1 p.m. in the Small Conference Room.
The Del Rio Chamber of Commerce’s July mixer will be July 26 at The Bank & Trust, 1200 Veterans Blvd., from 5 to 7 p.m.Theme is Hawaiian Luau.
Due to limited seating at the Paul Poag Theater and that we are expecting larger audiences, tickets for The Upstagers “ANNIE” will be sold only in the following methods: 1. On-line at http://www.upstagers.org/tickets/ and http://paulpoagevents.com/; 2. The Del Rio Chamber of Commerce Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 3. The Paul Poag Theater Box Office from 2-6 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; July 26-28; Aug. 2-4; and Aug. 9-11; or 4. At the door of the Paul Poag Theater before each show. Visit our Facebook page and our website www.upstagers.org for further information
MOVIE AT THE MUSEUM
The Whitehead Memorial Museum, 1308 S. Main St., will host Movie at the Museum Friday, July 27, from 8:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. This is a free event, but visitors should bring their own chairs. A concession stand will be available. The movie will be “Despicable Me 3”.
CARDIAC REHAB PROGRAM
Val Verde Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab program is offering a free class. Melinda Martinez, RN will present on “Diabetes and Your Heart.” You will learn about the connection between diabetes, heart disease and stroke. July 27, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Board Room (inside Main Entrance), VVRMC 801 N. Bedell Ave., Del Rio. Everyone is welcome. For more information call, 830-778-3848.
The Whitehead Memorial Museum, 1308 S. Main St., is hosting Museum Days every Saturday in July. That means there will be free admission to Del Rio residents, with proper ID, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SWTJC YOUTH STEM CAMPS
Southwest Texas Junior College is hosting free Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Youth camps in Uvalde, Crystal City, Eagle Pass, and Del Rio during July. Interested youth from the surrounding communities are invited to participate and engage in hands-on STEM activities. Youth camps for ages 9 to 11 will be held in Del Rio on July 30 and 31. Youth camps for ages 12 to 14 will be held in Del Rio on August 1 and 2. All camps will be held on the SWTJC campuses. Space is limited, and interested participants are encouraged to apply early at https://library.swtjc.edu/stem.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?
First Thursday Book Club will be reviewing their July 2018 book selection, “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn. Join us from noon to 1 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at the Val Verde County Library.
FIRST FRIDAY AT LEE-BUNCH
Don’t let all this heat get you down Del Rio, Lee-Bunch Studio Gallery will be featuring the refreshing paintings of Chuck and Barbara Mauldin of Fredericksburg, Texas for the First Friday Art Walk, Aug. 3, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lee-Bunch Studio is located at 100 W. Greenwood which is on the corner of Greenwood and South Main streets.
TOWN HALL WITH BETO O’ROURKE
There will be a town hall with Congressman Beto O’Rourke Saturday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the Plaza Hall, 405 Cantu St. O’Rourke is challenging Ted Cruz for the US Senate this November.
MARKET AT THE MUSEUM
The Del Rio Main Street Program presents Market at the Museum Saturday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 6 p.m., at the Whitehead Memorial Museum, 1308 S. Main St. Free admission. There will be plenty of vendors for all kinds of interested shoppers. All proceeds benefit the Del Rio Main Street Program.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?
What’s for Lunch? celebrates American Artist Appreciation Month with the video “The American Artist – The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham” from noon to 1 p.m.
The regular meeting of the Del Rio Area Retired School Personnel Association - DRARSPA - is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bank & Trust meeting room. Please join us for this important meeting. All members and prospective members welcome.
CHAMBER COFFEE CONNECTIONS
Whataburger, 2113 Veterans Blvd., will host Chamber Coffee Connections on Aug. 15 beginning at 8 a.m. This networking opportunity encourages Del Rio Chamber of Commerce members to inform other chamber members on what services they provide.
Val Verde Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the VVRMC Parking lot at 801 N. Bedell Ave. Donating blood saves lives and right now there is a desperate need in Texas. Please, consider being a donor. Your fellow Texans are counting on you. To sign-up for an appointment go to SouthTexasBlood.org or call 830-778-3848.
LAST CHANCE FOREVER
Last Chance Forever, presented by The Bird of Prey Conservancy, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez Jr. Amphitheater, 1105 W. De La Rosa St. This is a free program. It is an educational opportunity to learn more about birds of prey and the role they play in the environment.
The annual Business Showcase returns Sept. 27 at the Del Rio Civic Center from noon to 5 p.m., followed by the Business After Hours Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. This is free to the public.