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Second Annual Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark Festival on October 27th

Art after darkLast year marked the first-ever Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark festival in San Angelo, Texas, where the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Angelo State University worked together to bring a free public celebration of the legendary Day of the Dead to the area. Held at the museum itself and beginning at 6 PM, the event invites everyone in the San Angelo area to experience this slice of Mexican culture and art while creating a sense of community.

 

Tons of events and activities will be offered, such as performances by the Ballet Folklorico and the Ballet Azteca, as well as live music from a Selena cover band, a traditional dress-up contest with cash prizes, a parade with a mariachi band, and much, much more. Food and art vendors will be available onsite if you’d like to bring a little bit of the celebration home with you, too, and the ASU Cultural Center will be providing a Community Altar for event goers to partake in the act of remembering those who have passed away.

 

The Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark event will be held on October 27th and feature the artwork, photography, music, and dance of the Mexican-American community in San Angelo, Texas – but, of course, the festival is for everyone to participate in and enjoy.

Spooky Places near San Angelo to Visit for Halloween

Places to Visit for HalloweenFor any thrill seeker, finding a scary place or spooky experience is a quintessential way to celebrate the orange-themed holiday rapidly approaching. Fortunately, San Angelo, Texas is chock full of eerie events and creepy places to experience. Here are a few local favorites suggested by us here at Randall Mitsubishi to visit for Halloween!

Hallo-Scream Haunted House

Finding a unique haunted house isn’t easy–unless it’s in a building that’s actually haunted. The Hallo-Scream Haunted House was constructed in 1886. Now, more than 100 years later, the dark hallways and gaunt rooms make for a spooky experience. Will you make it through intact or will the ghosts that purportedly haunt the building take your wits for a wild ride?

Places to Visit for Halloween

Last year, several hundred people attended the haunted house during the two nights it was open. This year, the haunted house will be open during two weekends to accommodate more attendees. Admission is $10; pre-pay or pay at the door. All proceeds go towards maintaining and restoring the historic building.

 

Places to Visit for HalloweenForbidden Broadway

Get in the Halloween spirit by attending a hilarious roast of more than 30 Broadway hits. Forbidden Broadway highlights scenes from popular musicals with haunted heroines, including Annie and Wicked. The show takes place on October 16th at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities at Goodfellow Air Force Base

Goodfellow Air Force BaseAs we all know, Texas has been devastatingly impacted by Hurricane Harvey and there are many needs right now in countless communities. Consider signing up to help out or donate your time to these local organizations and causes below.

Goodfellow Air Force Base is a staple of the San Angelo, Texas community. Consider giving back to this organization by taking part in one of the many volunteer opportunities that the base offers. Here are just a few of the volunteer opportunities at the base recommended by us here at Randall Mitsubishi.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Alzheimer’s Association

Help fight the battle against Alzheimer’s by taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s held in San Angelo’s Kirby Park on October 21st. Volunteers are needed to fill roles on the planning committee; team captains and walkers are also needed. Come show your support for this worthy cause by volunteering today!

17th Force Support Squadron Operation KIDS

Around 100 volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the 17th Force Support Squadron Operation Kids. The event aims to teach kids cadence and to help them have a fun experience. Consider volunteering for set up, food service, and face painting. Setup takes place the day before, on November 3rd, in preparation for the event on November 4th at 7 a.m.

Goodfellow Air Force Base

CASA of Tom Green County

The Tom Green County branch of CASA is currently seeking volunteers to speak out on behalf of abused and neglected children. Those wishing to help must be committed for the long-term run. Applicants must be available for 9-15 hours per month and be at least 21 years of age.

If you want to learn more about how you can help Texas recover, visit http://www.redcross.org/ today or take a look at some of the local Texas organizations that need assistance right here: http://ow.ly/ZS4330eZix4.

2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta in San Angelo

2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta

This September, the 2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta will make its way to San Angelo. It offers multiple roping events to suit a variety of skill levels. The first, a Preliminary Calf Roping, is open to 120 ropers and consists of two rounds. The top 12 ropers will make their way to the short-go round.

Invitational Calf Roping kicks off on Saturday of the event, rain or shine. Some of the world’s top ranked ropers will face off against the region’s finest ropers.

2017 Cinch Roping FiestaMatch Roping takes place at the Invitational Calf Roping and features two contestants binding six calves. The winner takes home a $20,000 prize.

Invitational Steering Roping engages the nation’s top competitors in a head-to-head battle. Double Mugging, held with the Steer Roping on Sunday, involves two mounted ropers trying to best a yearling.

The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association is the proud sponsor of the 2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta. Founded in 1932, this non-profit organization has helped foster the western way of life and the agricultural education of young Texans. The association works hard to bring the best events to the West Texas area.

We here at Randall Mitsubishi hope to see you at the 2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta!

Top 10 Outdoor Places to Visit in San Angelo

Between the Air Force base and Angelo State University,
San Angelo has plenty of visitors. If you’re in the area and looking for a great way to get some fresh air, check out this list of the 10 best outdoor places to visit in San Angelo.Places to visit in San Angelo - Outdoor Places - Randall Mitsubishi - San Angelo, TX

 

  1. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

Pretend it’s the 19th century and walk around the former army post, including twenty-three original and restored fort structures.

  1. San Angelo Nature Center

Learn all about the ecosystems that make up Texas including a collection of animals, along with related exhibits and information, which are native to the Southwest.

  1. International Water Lily Garden at Civic League Park

Count the collection of more than 150 varieties of water lilies at one of the most beautiful places on Earth, open to the public at no charge.

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  1. San Angelo State Park

Put on some sunscreen and go camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

 

  1. ASU Planetarium

Examine a world of stars and celestial objects at the newly renovated Planetarium, located on the first floor in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building.

  1. Historical Murals

Tour the murals painted on various businesses around San Angelo that depict life in San Angelo in the early 1900s.

  1. Chicken Farm Art Center

Enjoy the multiple studios containing plenty of local art and artists set up in refurbished farm buildings stocked full of their creations.

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  1. Kirby Park

Plan a yummy picnic in a pavilion or play soccer, baseball, basketball or volleyball on a lighted court.

  1. Angelo Skate & Fun Center

Experience a safe and fun environment for children of all ages and skate on a state-of-the-art rink, ride high-speed go karts, or play miniature golf, laser tag, and arcade games.

  1. South Padre Island Beach Driving

Drive along the sand and see the National Seashore park’s most remote areas, which are only accessible with a high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle.

 

While you’re in town, why not pay us a visit at Randall Mitsubishi to say hello? Stop by any time to explore our enormous selection of vehicles!

Valentine’s Day Driving Tips to Remember on Every Date

Valentine’s Day Driving Tips

This Valentine’s Day and on all date nights to come – though driving safety may be the last thing on your mind – we urge you to think otherwise. The influence of your favorite music, alcohol, and even an intoxicating date can quickly make a casual drive dangerous.

 

Not sure where to begin? Check out these Valentine’s Day driving tips, which are relevant year-round.

 

  • Let your date, or whoever is in the passenger’s seat, choose the music that’s playing, so you can keep your hands on the wheel.
  • Though you may be tempted to wear your most fancy shoes for a big date, be sure to have something comfortable to wear behind the wheel.
  • Don’t pick up your cell phone. Not only is it dangerous, but also, your date may appreciate it if you avoid your phone for most of the evening.
  • Perhaps stick with safe foods if you are going out to eat. You don’t want to find yourself in desperate need of the bathroom while you’re driving your date around.
  • And lastly – never, ever drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Your vehicle, your life, and potentially the lives of others, are never worth it.

 

For more driving safety tips, or to pick out a brand new car to whisk away your date, visit us any time at Randall Mitsubishi.

Did You Go to Shrimp and Wine Fest 2016?

 

Shrimp and Wine

Expect great dishes like this at any Abilene seafood festival. Photo – Wikipedia Commons.

Last weekend was your chance to taste what some claim is the most delicious boiled shrimp in all of Texas — we’re talking about the annual Shrimp and Wine Fest. The festival treated guests to plenty of great food and drink on Saturday, November 12th at El Paseo de Santa Angela. The event took place from 4-8pm. Tickets proceeds went to the Home Builders Association of San Angelo.

For the cost of a ticket, each guest got a plate of delicious boiled shrimp prepared with special seasonings and spices. The shrimp came with corn, potatoes, sausage links and your choice of iced tea or sweet tea. The San Angelo Rotary Club who hosts the event understands that some folks keep busy on Saturdays, so to-go orders were available to accommodate those out and about.

As the name would suggest, the annual Shrimp and Wine fest includes a selection of wines for tasting and sipping along with your shrimp. However, the wine is not included in the price of the ticket and is sold separately.

The Home Builders Association of San Angelo put the profits toward their Operation FINALLY HOME program, a nonprofit project that brings experienced builders and suppliers together to build homes for injured or ill veterans and their families.

If you missed this year’s Shrimp and Wine Fest, look for details on next year’s event to try some of the tastiest seafood around.

2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark Festival on October 27th

Last year marked the first-ever Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark festival in San Angelo, Texas, where the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Angelo State University worked together to bring a free public celebration of the legendary Day of the Dead to the area. Held at the museum itself and beginning at 6 PM, the 2nd annual event invites everyone in the San Angelo area to experience this slice of Mexican culture and art while bringing together a sense of community.

Tons of events and activities will be offered, such as performances by the Ballet Folklorico and the Ballet Azteca, as well as live music from a Selena cover band, a traditional dress-up contest with cash prizes, a parade with a mariachi band, and much, much more. Food and art vendors will be available onsite if you’d like to bring a little bit of the celebration home with you, too, and the ASU Cultural Center will be providing a Community Altar for event goers to partake in the act of remembering those who have passed away.

The Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark event will be held on October 27th and feature the artwork, photography, music, and dance of the Mexican-American community in San Angelo, Texas – but, of course, the festival is for everyone to participate and enjoy.

Art After Dark

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept Debuts in Paris

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept

A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV shown here at a charging station.

After the success of the Outlander earlier this year, Mitsubishi announced plans to reevaluate their lineup, phasing out some of their less popular nameplates and refocusing their efforts on the crossover and SUV segment. It seems one of the first results of that new strategy will be making an appearance at the Paris Motor Show in the form of the new Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept. This plug-in hybrid SUV offers a more aggressive, stylish look than your typical Mitsubishi nameplate, and its capabilities are strides ahead of most current members of the PHEV segment, too.

According to Mitsubishi representatives, the GT-PHEV will combine a traditional gasoline engine powering the front wheels with an electric motor powering the rear wheels. As a result, the SUV will be able to run up to 75 miles on electricity alone without ever tapping into the fuel tank, about double that of most plug-in hybrids currently in mass-market production. The SUV also features a sleeker, futuristic style, designed with thinner elements and a low-sloped windshield that ends in a sharp rear bumper.

We haven’t been given a peek yet at the interior of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept, though that’s sure to change when the vehicle makes it appearance in Paris. We hear whisperings of burgundy leather that matches the SUV’s roof color, plus a spacious horizontal dashboard.

Come to San Angelo’s LilyFest 2016

LilyFest 2016

By UpstateNYer – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6454825

The LilyFest in San Angelo, TX is sure to be an exciting and beautiful event!

San Angelo is home to the International Waterlily Collection, a premiere collection renowned all over the world and recognized by the International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society. On display at Civic League Park, this collection is free for guests, and it changes every year, as the founder’s collection is so vast he can only display half of a percent of the collection at a time. Now, San Angelo’s LilyFest 2016 is coming up on September 24th, and you’re invited to join in the festivities as you admire the flowers.

This time of year you’ll get to enjoy the Optimum Victoria Display, plus the 4th Annual IWC New Waterlily Competition. Free tours and presentations will be provided, as well as food and wine samplings for the “Strolling among the Lilies” segment. The food sampling and wine tastings will be ticketed events at $75 apiece. You’ll also get to enjoy classic jazz throughout the event.

Whether you want to enjoy gourmet cuisine from the top chefs in the area or simply admire one of the largest collections of waterlilies in the world, San Angelo’s LilyFest 2016 is sure to woo you with its diverse species of exotic flowers. Everything from the massive Victorias to the newest hybrid species will be on display.

Let us know your favorite event at the LilyFest 2016 here at Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo, TX.