Busy weekend for Laredo

Despite the chill in the air (don’t worry, before we know it we will be at regular oven temperatures again), there is quite a bit going on in the arts this weekend.

Reader Margo reminds us that the certified Laredo Farmer’s Market is taking place at Jarvis Plaza from 9am to noon on Saturday. I’ll be there with my long johns on – I ain’t no Mami Chula, heck no!

If we can swing it, another reader will also somehow be honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on this weekend that commemorates his life and work. We will see. The TAMU Colonias program will do their Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) service project this Saturday too – in colonia Tanquesitos. Because I wanted to tag along, I asked what type of project and the response from the Colonias program was:

We’ll be in Tanquesitos on Saturday from 8 to 12 to help the Christian Medical Team from San Antonio with the free medical and dental services they are providing to the residents. A team of doctors from Athens, Texas near Dallas will be providing eye screening and providing free eye glasses to needy residents.

I am not sure I can make it but I will try to do my MLK service project at Habitat for Humanity’s sheet rock challenge. Reader Dan brings up an excellent question when he asks about the absence of larger MLK projects when the next big city over, San Antonio, has one of the largest MLK parades in the nation. Why the silence, Laredo?

Back to the activities that our readers sent in, the Laredo Art League is having a workshop on Saturday at 1:30pm

It’s open to anybody interested in learning how to colorize photos, all materials provided. Art League Members $20, All others $30, downtown also on Saturday at the Laredo Center for the Arts, in the little classroom on the northside of the building (across from the Plaza Theater).

Margo also tells us about the Laredo Theater Guild International production, Agnes of God, this weekend.

As you can see below there will be a good show that night over at TAMIU Agnes of God, details follow. So much for those who say that in Laredo fine arts and theater don’t exist. Glad nobody told me or any of the others who are getting geared up for the 2 plays over at LCC ~ Lone Star/Bourbon & Laundry the first weekend of `February, followed by the musical “The Drowsy Housewife” (that won 5 Tony awards) in March. Not to mention the ever popular George Washington Day Celebrations all February!

In addition to these theater and art events, there will be the monthly Comadrazo focusing on gluten free dishes to share amongst the Laredo Las Comadres members this Saturday.

At the same time, the Villa San Agustin de Laredo Genealogical Society is going to have a chat about Colonel Santos Benavides by Dr. Hector Farias that I soooo wanted to go listen to but I have another commitment.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Big River Outfitters will be registering racers from 1pm – 4pm at Academy Sports for the kayak races scheduled for January 29th along the Rio Grande River. Fun!!

I’ll also be going to my very first Passion Party – jokes not necessary we are all adult women – it sounds educational and a lot of fun. A ver que!

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