DAM ROAD CLOSURE
The Amistad Dam Road at the United States Port of Entry near Del Rio will be closed all day until Aug. 18 due to heavy duty equipment on the dam for maintenance work. Amistad Dam Road is scheduled to reopen on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m.
CHAMBER COFFEE CONNECTIONS
Whataburger, 2113 Veterans Blvd., will host Chamber Coffee Connections today 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.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?
What’s for Lunch? How about an Iced Tea & Books social? Come in from noon to 1 p.m., beat the heat with some iced tea, and share your thoughts about what you’re reading. Don’t know what to read? You might get some great recommendations!
Whataburger will host a Whata Night Fundraiser for the Del Rio High School cheerleaders Thursday. Twenty percent of sales from 5 to 8 p.m. will benefit the program. First 100 guests receive a prize and you can enter to win Whataburger for a year.
TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
Border Federal Credit Union’s Teacher Appreciation Breakfast and $500 Grant Giveaway takes place Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 2211 N. Bedell Ave. This is open to all teachers, faculty and administration in Crockett, Edwards, Kinney, Sutton, Terrell and Val Verde counties.
WOMEN’S OPEN HOUSE HIRING
The U.S. Border Patrol is hosting a women’s open house hiring event Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2401 Dodson Ave. Visit www.cbp.gov for more info.
BACK TO SCHOOL CUTS
M Club Barber and Beauty, along with UGK Barbershop of Eagle Pass and Focus Zone Barbershop, will perform economical haircuts for all students beginning Saturday at 9:30 a.m. There will also be a $5 for future service, a free burger meal and chances to win backpacks and school supplies provided by our shops and donors.
Val Verde Regional Medical Center will host a ribbon cutting for the HOPE Cancer Resource Room. This will take place Aug. 20 at noon in front of the resource room near the old hospital entrance. Reception to follow.
WOMEN’S OPEN HOUSE HIRING
The Friends of the Val Verde County Library will hold their monthly business meeting Aug. 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Val Verde County Library.
Auditions for this year’s performance of “The Nutcracker” will be held at the Firehouse, 120 E. Garfield, Aug. 24 and Aug. 25. Youth ages 11 and up can audition Aug. 24 between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Youth ages 3 to 6 can audition Aug. 25 between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Youth ages 7 to 10 can audition Aug. 25 between 10:30 a.m. and noon. For more info, please call 830-775-0888.
Val Verde Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab nurse is offering a free class to the public. “High Blood Pressure and Weight Control” will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Aug. 24 in VVRMC’s Memorial Board Room. The class is being taught by Melinda Martinez, RN. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 830-778-3702.
AUDITIONS FOR ‘BAGGAGE’
Open auditions for the Upstagers’ comedy, “Baggage,” will be held at the Firehouse 120 E. Garfield on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. (Come in the side door.) Parts are available for 4 adults, 2 men and 2 women. Show dates are November 9, 10, 16 and 17. Kellie Jackson will direct. See our web page www.upstagers.org/ or our Facebook page for more information.
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.
The Del Rio Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Mixer will be hosted by United Medical Centers, 913 S. Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug 30.
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.
LUNCH N LEARN
The Del Rio Chamber of Commerce presents Lunch N Learn, creating advertisements for your business using Canva, Sept. 20 in the chamber board room from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch provided/ This will be presented by Abram Rodriguez, Border Federal Credit Union marketing/PR manager.
Tractor Supply in Del Rio is looking for local vendors to participate in its fall Farmers Market event Saturday, Sept. 22. Vendors with expertise in everything from homegrown produce, fresh eggs and baked goods to crafts, candles and furniture are encouraged to sign up by through TSCEventPartners.com or by contacting the Del Rio-area store. Vendor registration closes Wednesday, Sept. 19.
FREE SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASS
Val Verde Regional Medical Center is offering a FREE, Spanish language Diabetes Self-Management Course. There are 6 consecutive evenings of class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at VVRMC, 801 N. Bedell, in the Education Conference Room at the old main entrance. Classes begin on Tuesday, Sept. 25 and end on Tuesday, Oct. 30. This course provides everything you need to help people get control of your health. Everyone is welcome. You must pre-register by calling 830-778-3652.
The Del Rio Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Business Showcase. This year’s theme is “It’s a Jungle Out There!” The event will be held at the Del Rio Civic Center Thursday, Sept. 27, from noon to 5 p.m., and is free to the public. The Business After Hours Mixer will follow from 5 to 7 p.m.