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Posted: August 16, 2016

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MDA Shamrocks Tradition to Help Save Lives in San Antonio 

More than 60 locations throughout the SAN ANTONIO area are raising funds to help free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility during the 34th annual MDA Shamrocks program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). From now until St. Patrick’s Day (March 17, 2017), Lowe’s, Jim’s, Timewise, EZ-Mart and Rome’s Pizza are adding an iconic paper Shamrock (pinup) to their purchase at check out for just a $1, $5 or a larger contribution. The MDA Shamrocks will be displayed on ceilings and walls in stores across San Antonio.. To learn more about the 2017 MDA Shamrocks program and how to get involved, contact Fundraising Coordinator, Lauren Johnson at 210-650-3181 or lnjohnson@mdausa.org, or visit mda.org/shamrocks.

 

DreamWorks Animation and Antonian College Preparatory High School Present: Shrek the Musical 

Based on the Oscar-winning animation film, Shrek The Musical is the Tony Award-winning adventure-filled musical that will be playing at the Antonian College Preparatory High School March 1st – 5th at the Antonian high school, Steve Hernandez Theater. 6425 West Avenue

Castle Hills, TX. Contact: Abigail Sauseda, Director of Communications 210-344-9265, x106 asauseda@antonian.org

 

ChildSafe Distributes Cardboard Kids® to Public at Area Malls March 3 & 4 and 10 & 11 To Prepare for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

 

Community-wide Reveal Day is April 6 

Momentum is building for ChildSafe’s Cardboard Kids campaign, a community-wide effort to heighten awareness of child abuse and neglect, an issue that continues to plague Bexar County. They represent the thousands of abused children in our community. Cardboard Kids are memorable 2-foot high cardboard kid cutouts that citizens PICK-UP, DECORATE and DISPLAY on April 6. Cardboard Kids will be distributed free to the public March 3-4 and March 10-11 at San Antonio area malls and TriPoint YMCA; Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm, at the following locations: Ingram Park Mall – lower level outside of Dillard’s, North Star Mall - lower level center court, Rolling Oaks Mall - lower level by main entrance, South Park Mall - near Food Court, & D.R. Semmes Family YMCA at TriPoint - lobby area. Contact: Karen Adams 210-844-8973

ChildSafe, now in its 25th year of service, invites all citizens to be a part of this campaign. To learn more about Cardboard Kids, visit www.cardboardkidsSA.com

 

Texas Lodge #8 Fish Fry Dinner 

Help support children’s scholarship and the local community while enjoying great food. Come to Texas 8 Masonic Lodge for our Fish Fry Fundraiser on March 4th from 11 am -4 pm. Come and partake in expertly fried fish, sides and a drink for just $8! We are located at 122 Washington in the heart of the King William District just blocks away from The Friendly Spot. Supporting the local community and youth scholarship has never been easier than getting a fried fish plate at Texas Mason Lodge. See you there!

 

Zion Lutheran Church Spring Arts Festival 

Join us Saturday March 4th 1o am - 4pm. At .9944 Leslie Rd. (Loop 1604 & Braun Rd.) Zion Lutheran Church for our Arts Fest.
Over 50 vendors will have their handcrafted items for sale. These items include woodworking, art, jewelry, quilting, Fiesta décor, toys, baby items and more.Vendors will be located inside our Family Life Center and outside on the grounds. For details, contact Zion Lutheran Church at (210)688-3090.

 

Mystery Dog Rescue

Mystery Dog Rescue will be holding an adoption event, to find forever homes for strays in the San Antonio area. Mystery Dog Rescue is a foster-based rescue. All dogs and cats live in foster homes, where they learn how to be part of a family. All pets are spayed, up to date on shots, heartworm negative, and microchipped. All of our animals available for adoption can be viewed on our Facebook page or our website.

www.facebook.com/MysteryDogRescue 

www.MysteryDogRescue.org

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Mystery Dog Rescue Adoption Event Date: Saturday, March 11th 

Time: 12 noon to 4pm

Location: Petco (formerly Unleashed), 8109 Callaghan Road, at IH10 West in the Sprouts shopping center.

Featuring: River Sue is two years old. River is so friendly and gets along with everyone! She loves attention, toys and being snuggled. River is house trained and crate trained, and does pretty good on leash. She would love a home to call her own! This girl has lots of energy to play, but also likes snuggling on the couch watching a good movie.

  

Mystery Dog Rescue Adoption Event Date: Saturday, March 18th 

Time: 12 noon to 4pm

Location: Petsmart at The Rim, 17815 La Cantera Pkwy

Featuring: Princess Kirby, a 2-3 year old terrier blend. Princess loves toys and playing tug-of-war. Princess is good with most other dogs, but not really fond of cats. Princess can be shy when first meeting, but once she warms up will let you give her belly rubs! Princess is very treat motivated, which really helps with getting to know her.

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Mystery Dog Rescue Adoption Event Date: Saturday, March 25th 

Time: 12 noon to 4pm

Location: Pet Supplies Plus, 3133 Nacogdoches, next to MacArthur High School.

Featuring: Bogie, a 3 year old black lab. He’s great with dogs and cats, but is shy and cautious when meeting humans. He is a perfect house dog. He loves to go for walks, and is great on a leash.

 

St. Mary Magdalen School to celebrate their 75th Anniversary

St. Mary Magdalen School is elated to celebrate our 75th Anniversary this October. We would like to invite each of you to our Gala Festivities. Please take a moment to visit our website http://smms75thanniversarygala.com and RSVP. If you have ever attended St. Mary Magdalen or are one of our Alumni, please contact Deniece.juarez@stmmsa.org to update your contact information so that we can continue to share your achievements, joys, and milestones through life. You have been a part of our history, now be a part of our Future. 

 

City’s Ambassador Program offering paid summer internships Students, apply now!

 The City of San Antonio, Department of Human Services, is accepting applications for the 2017 Ambassador Summer Internship Program. The Ambassador Summer Internship Program encourages college students to return or stay in San Antonio upon graduation by connecting them to professional opportunities and innovative career paths through paid internships, peer-to-peer networking sessions, and community service projects. The program starts May 22 and ends August 4. To be eligible, students must be a San Antonio high school graduate or attend a university in San Antonio, be a permanent resident of San Antonio, obtain at least a 2.5 grade point average, complete at least one full year (two semesters) of college, and be currently enrolled. Interested applicants must submit a completed application by March 15 at 4 p.m. Applications can be found online on the Department of Human Services website or by visiting http://bit.ly/DHSAmbassador2017

American Chuck Wagon Association Championship Cook Off  

The American Chuck Wagon Association (ACWA) Championship Cook Off will be held in Fredericksburg on Thursday, March 30th through Saturday, April 1, 2017 – in conjunction with the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail – at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott. The ACWA Championship Cook Off will begin on Thursday, March 30, 2017 with a local education day including educational demonstrations by chuck wagon teams for area 4th grade students. The event will conclude on Saturday, April 1, 2017 with a chuck wagon meal and the ACWA Championship Cook Off food competition that will be judged by a panel of food writers, journalists, local officials and former Texas Rangers. The event is open to the public and spectators are welcome. Visitors may purchase lunch tickets for Saturday’s meal prepared by competing chuck wagons, which will include a chicken fried steak, potatoes, beans, bread and dessert. The tickets will be on sale at the ACWA website www.americanchuckwagon.org beginning on January 1, 2017. Tickets are first come first serve and are limited in quantity. For more information on visiting Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country, visit www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com. 

 

For The Kids at UTSA annual Dance Marathon 

Come out April 8th, from 9:00 A.M. to 9 P.M. in The University of Texas at San Antonio's Convocation Center for The Kids at UTSA annual Dance Marathon. FTK (ForThe Kids) aim is to ensure that no family has to face pediatric cancer alone and we do this by hosting amazing events for the children and the families to enjoy. FTK’s yearlong fundraising efforts culminate in an annual 12-hour Dance Marathon, which is a demonstration of resolve that asks participants to support families while providing an opportunity for these families to escape the hospital environment. This event is a high energy no-sitting, no-sleeping celebration of life and is dedicated to our FTK families to show them they are not alone in their fight. FTK Dancers pledge to stand for 12 hours to show families that because cancer never rests, neither will we. The Dance Marathon doesn't just mean dancing - it involves music, live entertainment, fun games, line dances, athlete performances, powerful family speeches, and much more. To register as a dancer: http://www. danceforthekids.org/register/ 

        

6th Annual Royalty Run 5K & Parade in the beautiful City of Windcrest 

Everybody loves a Parade!!! And we have one for you combined with a Royalty Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk. Join us for our 6th Annual Royalty Run 5K & Parade in the beautiful City of Windcrest on Saturday, April 22nd at 8:00am. Runner Registration includes: Chipped time, Shaded Route, Crown, Snacks, Water Stops and fun!This is a 5K Competitive Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk followed by a very special street parade featuring the Fiesta Especial Royal Court and a number of disability service organizations serving some great folks in our community. Dress in your most festive Fiesta® wear and help bring the sights, sounds and excitement of Fiesta to the streets of Windcrest. Fiesta Costuming is Encouraged! Dress in your brightest colors and adorn yourself with streamers and flower head pieces for this festive run. The Fiesta Especial 5K Competitive Run and 1 mile Fun Run will lead out with the Fiesta Especial parade following behind. Kick back, relax and enjoy the Parade when you’ve finished your run or walk. This event celebrates and benefits individuals with disabilities in San Antonio. Phone: 210-656-6674, Email: fiestaespecial@rmihomes.org, http://www.fiestaespecial.com/royalty-run.html 

 

  1. ROSE OF LIMA & ST. LUKE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 4TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 

Come join us MONDAY MAY 1st, at the REPUBLIC GOLF CLUB, 4226 SE MILITARY DRIVE for the ST. ROSE OF LIMA & ST. LUKE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 4TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT. REGISTRATION: 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM, FORMAT: 4 PERSON FLORIDA SCRAMBLE, 8:30 AM SHOTGUN START. PRIZES: HOLE-IN-ONE (2017 LEXUS ES 350) SPONSORED BY “NORTH PARK LEXUS AT DOMINION” OTHER PRIZES: 1ST, 2nd, 3RD, & LAST PLACE, LONG DRIVE & CLOSES-TO-PIN SILENT AUCTION, 50/50 SPLIT & AT LEAST 20 RAFFLE DRAWINGS GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE DRAWING: 55” PHILIPS ULTRA 4K HD SMART TV. PRICE: $95.00 -- PER PLAYER, $50.00 -- HOLE SPONSOR, this includes: GOLF & CART FEES, RANGE BALLS, REPLAY COUPON, BREAKFAST TACOS, LUNCH, GOODIE BAG & 1 DRINK TICKET PAYMENT DUE NO LATER THAN: MONDAY, APRIL 14th, 2017. PLEASE REGISTER NOW BY CONTACTING GENE SLOAT @ 364-9102 / CARLOS UGARTECHEA @ 422-8777 / RICHARD CRUZ @ 385-1587 

 

SCO Equipments 6th Annual Car & Bike Show – BBQ Cook-off To Benefit: Operation Float A Solider & SA Christian Hope Resource Center

Join us Saturday May 20th, 8am-3pm for ASCO Equipments 6th Annual Car & Bike Show – BBQ Cook-off To Benefit: Operation Float A Solider & SA Christian Hope Resource Center, 4146 IH 10 East. Point of Contact Vanessa Hernandez (210)333-8000 vhernandez@ascoeq.com

7th Annual Art in the Dark 

We are excited to announce that our 2017 Art in the Dark, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., will be at a new venue – the beautiful Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St. Alumni of the Sam Houston High School Cherokees Class of ’66 will be our Presenting Sponsor. Join us for an unforgettable, unique evening celebrating “The Touch”…”The Sense”…”The Feel”… of art. We will have fabulous local artists, potters, sculptors and jewelry designers who have donated their art work to this event. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on the art throughout the evening while enjoying wonderful food and beverages from local restaurants and businesses. The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Choir will provide entertainment. All proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired – blind children’s programs. For information, tickets and sponsorship visit www.salighthouse.org/events.

 

9th Annual “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble 

Sign-up today for the 9th Annual “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m., Republic Golf Club, 4226 SE Military Dr., this event sells out every year!! Join us for the most unique golfing experience with championship blind golfers who come to San Antonio from all over the USA, Canada, Scotland and England to play in the American Blind Golf National Championship Tournament. It is then followed with the “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble where sighted golfers are paired with blind golfers. Put together a team – or sign up individually – be prepared to be awe-inspired and have the best golfing experience you have ever had!!!! All proceeds benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired- blind children’s programs. Boxed lunch at noon – shotgun at 12:45. For information, visit www.salighthouse.org/events

 

9th Annual Weston Wright “Lighting the Way” 5K/10K Run/Walk

Sign up today for the 9th Annual Weston Wright “Lighting the Way” 5K/10K Run/Walk: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:00 – 10:30 a.m., McAllister Park- Pavilion 2, 13102 Jones-Maltsberger Rd., and join twelve-year-old Weston Wright, and his Lighthouse friends in this wonderful annual event –Check-in begins at 7:00 A.M. race starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. at McAllister Park – Pavilion 2 and proceeds through the newly-paved trails. All proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired - blind children’s programs. The event is chip-timed and managed by iRun – food, drinks, face painting, prizes and medals. Don’t miss the opportunity to support the San Antonio Lighthouse while spending quality-time with friends and family as you participate together. Strollers and pets welcome!!!! For information and registration, visit www.salighthouse.org/events.

 

American Humane   

Building a better, more humane world begins with the next generation. For more than 100 years, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, has been working to teach children the value of being kind to animals. Their humane education campaigns, including the “Be Kind to Animals Week®” have been the most successful in history. Now, American Humane has developed a new campaign called “Kindness100” to give kids (and their parents) four simple ways they can help improve the lives of billions of animals – from disappearing and endangered animals to farm animals to animals used in entertainment and the 6-8 million animals relinquished to U.S. shelters each year. The Kindness100.org website provides little tips that can make a big difference in the lives of the world’s animals. It also provides appealing and professionally prepared pre-K to Grade 5 humane education curricula for parents and teachers. Together we CAN build a more humane world. 

 

U.S. Air Force Offers More  

The U.S. Air Force offers more than 140 exciting career specialties. We can match you to a job of your choice and train you in a high-tech skill. We’ll pay you a great salary, and if your Air Force job requires certification or licensure, we’ll help you earn that, too. You may even qualify for an enlistment bonus. When you join the Air Force, you don’t lose your personal identity. In fact, your personal and financial independence will continue to grow, and you’ll gain a sense of pride knowing you’re serving your country. To get a jump-start on an exciting career, Call SSgt Meagan Roberts at 210-573-1380 or email meagan.roberts@us.af.mil details at: www.airforce.com/apply-now 

 

Be a part of America's Defense The Air Force Reserve   

The Air Force Reserve is a critical part of America's defense and offers a variety of part-time jobs with full-time benefits, including low-cost health insurance, a non-contributory retirement plan, Tuition Assistance and other educational programs. There are many exciting part-time Air Force Reserve jobs which allow Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers, or continue their educations, while serving close to home. Signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Go to http://afreserve.com or call 800-257-1212 for more information on how you can Start Your Adventure with the Air Force Reserve. 

    

Immunization Records No Longer Available at Metro Health   

Downtown Location Immunizations records will no longer be sold at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District downtown building located at 332 W. Commerce as of today. The immunizations clinic, located inside the Frank Garrett Community Center at 1226 NW 18th Street, will be the sole location to obtain an immunization record. In order to obtain an immunization record from Metro Health, solicitants must meet ALL the following requirements: Immunization must have occurred in the state of Texas, Immunization records must have been provided to San Antonio Metro Health District through City of San Antonio clinics or City-affiliated health providers, Provide proof of identification with an official form of ID, Parents will need to show proof of relationship (i.e.: birth certificate), and Pay $5 immunization record fee. For more information on immunization records, please call 210-207-8711. 

 

SApets.com Reuniting lost pets   

SApets.com just celebrated 10 years of helping the lost, found, pound, and adoptable pets of San Antonio. If your pet is lost then come to www.SApets.com and view the home page which lists current pets at the San Antonio ACS. Also while at SApets.com upload a photo and description of your lost pet and then click over to the Found page to see if someone has already found your pet. SApets.com also lists adoptable pets from several San Antonio pet rescue organizations. A new feature to SApets.com is the listing of the ACS pets that are at the Brooks kennel including maps of how to get to that kennel. Donations to SApets.com are welcome in order to help with the fees such as the annual ACS fee. SApets.com is a software database project designed and maintained by Jay Pennington which just celebrated 11 years of helping San Antonio's lost pets get back home resulting in fewer pets being put down in the shelters. For Details log-on to www.sapets.com or e-mail Jay@Jay-Pennington.com 

 

Native American Rights Fund   

Since 1970, NARF has stood firm for justice in Indian Country on critical issues like treaty enforcement, hunting & fishing rights, Indian child welfare, religious freedom and more. You too can become a modern day warrior – stand firm with NARF. Learn more at N-A-R-F dot org, and join the fight for Native rights. Support for this program is provided by the Native American Rights Fund, reminding you that Sovereignty is not free. Human trafficking is modern day slavery Human trafficking is modern day slavery. And it happens in our own communities. Victims can be any gender, age, or race. Join the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to learn how to recognize and report this heinous crime. Visit our website at www.dhs.gov/bluecampaign

National Desert Storm War Memorial Association  

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is a federally recognized 501 (C) 3 whose sole mission is to construct the Desert Storm Memorial in Washington, D.C. to remember the almost 400 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice and honor the over 600,000 who served. To find out more or to donate, please visit us at www.ndswm.org. 

 

Sarcoma Foundation of America “Sarcoma is Cancer”  

Odds are you’ve never heard that word before. For the 40 people diagnosed with sarcoma every day, it is a life changing word because (short pause) sarcoma is cancer. Through awareness, advocacy, and research, the Sarcoma Foundation of America is bringing hope to families whose lives have been turned upside-down by a cancer they had never heard of until the diagnosis. Please join us in the fight to find the cure for sarcoma. For more information on the work of the Sarcoma Foundation of America, go to curesarcoma (dot) org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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