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Today is December 7, 2016

Mcallen, TX 78501

Nearby communities: Mc Allen

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Whataburger customers can show their support for Easterseals RGV by enjoying their favorite menu items, and 20 percent of Whataburger’s sales from 5 to 8 p.m. will be donated to the organization. During the “Oh Whata Night” event, Whataburger will also host a toy drive, where anyone bringing an unwrapped toy will receive a free ticket to the Dec. 11 RGV Vipers game.
    4017 N. 23rd St. McAllen TX 78504
    Sarah Flores 210.476.6547
  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

  • - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. A public holiday in Nicaragua.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1980 gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside of his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, International, Food, Entertainment, Children's Activities, Winter Texan, Holiday
    - This year's International Festival will be held on December 10, 2016, 9 am - 4 pm at St. George Orthodox Church, 704 W. Sam Houston Ave. in Pharr, TX.

    A Winter Texan and Family- Friendly Event. International Festival - Free Admission, Parking, Children's Activities, Tours and Entertainment. This Fundraising Event Features the SALE of International foods, soups and ethnic baked goods, including the church’s famous homemade baklava, baked goods, spanikopita, stuffed grape leaves and much more.

    * Russian Tea and Coffee Shoppe features Gourmet Russian Teas, Coffees & Cold Drinks, Plus Homemade Baked Goods.

    * Greek Grill serving skewers of pork Souvlaki with Pita Bread and Tzatziki Sauce.

    * International Specialty Food Booths include favorites from Greece, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia and Eastern Europe.

    * Hot International Soups, Ready-to-Eat Refrigerated items and Frozen Take-Home Foods from around the world (Bring a Cooler!)

    * Quality Local and International Arts and Crafts, Icons and Books, plus gift items will be available for purchase, as well as handmade St. George Soaps, toiletries, Monastery Made Beeswax Candles and gourmet St. George Magnificent Mustards, Homestyle Preserves and more.

    * Free Children’s Christmas activities run throughout the day, including hands-on activities by St. Nicholas Children's Area, Petting Zoo,

    * Free Church Tours, Icon Art & Theology Tours & Talks Throughout the Day.

    * Free Entertainment Includes: Live Music, Eastern European Christmas Carols and Dancing scheduled throughout the entire day.

    * Free Activities and Information Booths from Community Organization, including: Museum of South Texas History, International Museum of Arts & Sciences, Food Bank of RGV Community Gardens and Pharrmers Market, Texas Master Naturalists and More!

    * Free Parking!!!

    * The festival is also the annual “Give a Can; Get a Cookie” food drive for St. George Food Pantry. The food pantry has served over 95,000 hungry people since it began in 2004.

    * Please bring donations of cash, canned goods, coats, blankets, children's clothing and toys and receive a free cookie as a thank you.

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    St. George Orthodox Church
    704 W. Sam Houston Blvd. Pharr TX 78577
    St. George Orthodox Church 956.358.1362
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by November 4, 2016.
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.

Friday, December 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 5:44am EST.

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.

Monday, December 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
  • - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:53AM, EDT.

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ. One of the two College Football Playoff semi-finals to determine the contenders in the 2017 national championship game. For info visit click for details.
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - In 2014, the BCS conference commissioners selected the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl as one of six elite bowl games to host the new College Football Playoff. Starting in 2016, Chick-fil-A Bowl will host a national Semifinal Game (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3) four times over the next 12 years. In the other eight years, the Bowl will host top ranked teams from around the country as assigned by a selection committee. The bowl will be located in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Dome.

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - Free health screenings, vendor giveaways, and great door prizes. All seniors are welcome. Free Admission.
    McAllen Convention Center
    700 Convention Center Blvd McAllen

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - Free health screenings, vendor giveaways, and great door prizes. All seniors are welcome. Free Admission.
    McAllen Convention Center
    700 Convention Center Blvd McAllen

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

  • | 6:30pm - 11:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Gourmet meal of the most delectable wild game and traditional fare in South Texas, catered by the Texas Chef's Association. Live and silent auctions, dancing with music by Marshall Law.
    Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show
    1000 North Texas Ave Mercedes TX 78570
    Ronald McDonald House Charities RGV 956.412.7200
  • - Register at
    1201 W University Dr. Edinburg
    South Texas Literacy Coalition 956.292.0257
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