Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Events at the Pharr Literacy Project

Pharr Literacy Project, 203 W. Park Ave. in Pharr.  Call (956) 783-7746 or So, here we go!
March 11        Career Day Festival     9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Includes 1)  representatives from local businesses and colleges who will provide information and answer questions about job openings and entrance requirements.; 2)  presentation of English Immersion students stories and skits illustrating the book, "Borderlines:  Drawing Border Lives" by Steven and Reefka Schneider.  The Schneiders will be PLP featured author/artist  and will be present from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to autograph books; 3)  "Hands-On" practice workshops for anyone who wants special practice with filling out a job application, dressing and preparation for a job interview, learning how to do social media to publicize your business (Facebooks, Twitter); 4)  writing your resume, etc.  5) A Clothes Mountain will be available for filling your own bag of clothes for $1 bag or shop at the B & B Boutique on site; 6)  Vendors will be on hand to show and sell arts and crafts and other handmade items; 6)  entertainment of music and dance, 7)  soft drinks and snacks will be available all day for sale, but there is no admission charge. 
March 21    Spring Quarter Classes begin at PLP in ESL, GED, Job Readiness Training, Information for Starting your own Small Business and Cultural Arts.  Classes are held Mon through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Classes are free.
April 7th-16th/May 19th-22nd (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays @ 3 p.m.  A two-act play, "Pat and Lyndon" by Archer Crosley,  presented at the Pharr Community Black Box Theater $7/ticket.

April 26 and April 28       Day of the Child and Day of the Book Celebration.  Times not confirmed yet, but it will be after school.

March 1 through May 31  Friday Historical Trolley tours at 3:30 p.m. with Dinner and Theater Event following the tour and historical site visit.  Call the PLP Box Office for specific information about events and site visits.
May 27 Literary Festival and Style Show. 

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