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Posted: August 16, 2016

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APRIL IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

SJRC TEXAS SPEARHEADS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN 

SJRC Texas, formerly known as St Jude’s Ranch for Children, has scheduled several events and opportunities for the community of San Antonio to be involved in bringing awareness for April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. The following are events that will be taking place throughout the month: April 12th – Community Resource Fair, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at McKenna Events Center, 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. April 22nd – Beneficiaries of the Texas Corvette Association Open Car Show which will take place all day at Boerne’s Visitor Bureau, 1407 S. Main St. starting at 10 a.m. Apart from those events SJRC is hosting the “Blue Bonnet Challenge” which was created to honor Child Abuse Awareness month by encouraging everyone to plant bluebonnet seeds. These seeds will be a reminder of all the children who have been affected by the abuse. The goal is to create awareness that child abuse is a prevalent problem, especially in Texas, as there were more than 58,000 cases reported in 2016, and there are many ways to fight back. Throughout the month of April, SJRC will be giving away packets of bluebonnet seeds to anyone interested in joining this initiative. They can be picked up from La Prensa Newspaper offices, 816 Camaron St., Ste.. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Samantha Najera CEO – HeartFire Media sam@heartfiremedia.net 800-235-3964

 

Hardy Oak Pet Fiesta and Adoption 

Hardy Oak Elementary School in Stone Oak is having a Pet Fiesta and Adoption ‪on April 22nd from 10-2. Help the Student Council and Lighthouse Team find forever homes for many loving animals! We can't wait to see you there! Admission is free, however, we ask that you bring a bag or can of animal food (or treats) to donate to Daisy Cares of San Antonio. Daisy Cares is a non- profit organization located in the San Antonio Food Bank that provides food and basic vet care needs to less fortunate families. Pet adoption fees apply to each individual adoption group that is there. We have teamed up with Talk About It and San Antonio Area Foundation. Plus we will have a face painter, informational groups, raffle, food, and more! Please come out and adopt an adorable loving animal!

 

 

San Antonio Missions Baseball Team Partners with “Battle For Texas: The Experience” and the USO San Antonio to Honor Military Community

 

The San Antonio Missions will raise their baseball caps to the red, white and blue this season as the club partners with Battle For Texas: The Experience and USO San Antonio to honor members of the military community through a new program called “Defenders of Today.” During the Missions season opener on April 13, Battle For Texas re-enactors will be at the ballpark, interacting with fans at the gates including musket loading demonstrations, and more. They will also be on site May 13 with post-game fireworks; May 28 Memorial Sunday with Pat Green post-game concert and fireworks; June 23 Used Car Giveaway Night; July 28 with a replica jersey giveaway; and August 25 with a replica jersey giveaway. Military members, who are interested in nominating fellow service members to be recognized as part of the “Defenders of Today” program can do so by contacting Joel Alvarado, Assistant General Manager of Battle For Texas by phone at (210) 781-4322 or by email at jalvarado@battlefortexas.com. “Battle For Texas: The Experience” is an immersive historic adventure attraction bringing to life the 1836 Battle of the Alamo that symbolized the early struggle for Texas independence. For more information, visit www.battlefortexas.com. For group orders of 10 or more, call (210) 592-6824 or toll free (866) 633-0195 or email Lindsey@BASEentertainment.com. Ask about booking your next special event at Battle For Texas: The Experience! MEDIA CONTACT: Rudy Arispe: 210.438.2088 or Mae Escobar: 210.241.6644

 

Texas A&M University-San Antonio 7th Annual Festival De Cascarones

On Sunday, April 30, Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) will host Festival de Cascarones. The event will take place from 1-8pm. It’s the seventh time A&M-San Antonio has hosted the event, and this year the University will make history. Attendees will set a world record for the most cascarones cracked at a single event. There will also be plenty of food and drink, music, dancing and fun for all ages. Musical acts include The Last Bandoleros, Girl in a Coma and La Dezz. Family-friendly activities will include a variety of games in the Kid Zone along with two movies. For more information, go to FestivalDeCascarones.com, free parking & free admission.

 

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 

 

65th Kirby VFD/HOBO Fest May 4th – 7th

The 65th Kirby VFD/HOBO Fest May 4 - 7, will be at Friendship Park, 5745 Binz Engleman Rd., Kirby, TX 78219. You are invited to come out and enjoy the festivities! Food, Music, games and more! May 4th - Wrist band night for carnival, May 5th - Carnival, food, vendors. Free dance featuring Allen Torans & The Misty Blue 8 PM - midnight. May 6th - BBQ Plate sale noon - ? IBCA sanctioned BBQ Cook-off. Clint Taft 1 PM - 4 PM. Live Auction 4 PM. Free Dance - Darrell McCall 8 PM - midnight. May 7th - Car Show 9 AM - 2 PM. (210) 661-3198

 

Boys Town Texas 5k and 10k Charity “Family Fun Run” for Prevention of Child Abuse.

Join us Saturday, May 6th at 8:00 a.m. at the Valero Energy Headquarters One Valero Way for the Annual Boys Town Texas 5k and 10k Charity “Family Fun Run”. Child abuse is a continuing problem in the United States. Many are unaware of the signs of abuse, or may know a child who is being abused and don’t know what to do. Boys Town Texas is working to bring awareness to child abuse to reduce the number of mistreated children each year by providing life-saving information to the public. For more information visit: http://www.boystown.org/locations/texas/news-and-events/Pages/race-for-prevention-of-child-abuse-may-6.aspx Online Registration: https://www.athleteguild.com/running/san-antonio-tx/2017-boys-town-race-for-the-prevention-of-child-abuse 

 

Black Swan’ Features Violinist Tim Fain During Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral on May 7

Musical Bridges Around the World presents “Black Swan,” featuring a performance by violinist Tim Fain, considered a multimedia visionary exploring the intersection of music, art, dance and cinema. Fain performed on-screen and on the sound track for the film, “Black Swan.” Also performing is pianist Robert Koenig, who has established a reputation as a sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician. He performs regularly in major centers throughout the world with many of this generation’s renowned musicians. Recent engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC., The Louvre in Paris and Royal Festival Hall in London. WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 7, WHERE: San Fernando Cathedral, 115 W. Main Plaza, MORE: Admission is free. A dessert reception will be held after the concert. For more info, visit www.musicalbridges.org or call (210) 464-1534.

VFW POST 76 TO HOST THE 7th ANNUAL “TWISTED TACO TRUCK THROWDOWN”

The VFW Post 76 at 10th Street and Broadway will host the 7th Annual Twisted Taco Truck Throwdown, a taco and food truck competition, on Saturday May 13th, FROM 3pm to 12 midnight. This free all ages event will feature live music from the San Antunes and Los #3 Dinners during the day and Finding Friday in the evening as local taco trucks and food trucks showcase their twisted culinary masterpieces. Attendees will enjoy a sampling period from 3pm to 7pm when tacos al pastor will be available from all trucks for only $1. Each truck will feature a signature item as well, giving event-goers a variety of eats from which to choose. More information can be found online at www.TwistedTacoTruckThrowdown.com. Persons interested in participating in the event should contact Kimberly Arellano at 210-725-5477 or Kimberly.arellano@att.net.

Northern Hills United Methodist Church Presents its 3rd Annual Blessing of the Bikes

Join us Saturday May 13th, 9 AM to 10:30 AM, at Northern Hills Church, 3703 N. Loop 1604 E. San Antonio TX 78247. (210) 654-0881. Free breakfast tacos, and live music featuring the Northern Hills Christian Rock Band. Point of contact: Hershel Krigbaum. (hakrigbaum@yahoo.com) (210) 263-7156

SCO Equipment’s 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 Equipment’s 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. 

 

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

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 

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 cure sarcoma (dot) org.

The National Meningitis Association 

The National Meningitis Association: Bacterial meningitis is a disease that strikes mainly young people, killing at least one in ten that contract it or causing brain damage or other disabilities. The good news is it can be prevented through vaccination. But many preteens and teens have not been immunized against the two types of meningitis. More at the association’s website, N-M-A U-S dot org. That’s W-W-W dot N-M-A U-S dot O-R-G.

YouthBuild program

Are you under age 25 without a job or high school diploma? If so, SA Youth can help. Our YouthBuild program seeks young adults ages 16 to 24 who have quit school or need workforce training to get a good job. Don't give up. Opportunity awaits, and it's free! Call us at 223-3131 ext. 205 to sign up and experience lifelong success today. Call 223-3131 ext. 205

 

CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE - BECOME A FOSTER PARENT 

Did you know, there are nearly 30,000 children in Texas’ foster care system? For more than 70 years, BCFS Health and Human Services has built loving families through foster care and adoption. As a foster parent through BCFS-San Antonio, you can make a REAL DIFFERENCE in the life of a child who needs your love and compassion .Foster parents receive a monthly stipend to care for each child, AND foster parents receive 24/7 support from BCFS. Visit FosterCareSanAntonio.com – that’s FosterCareSanAntonio.com – to see how YOU can make a difference in the life of a child TODAY!

 

Project HOPE “Save Newborns Now” Radio PSA Campaign Scripts  

Save Newborns Now

The most dangerous day for a baby is the first day of life. Babies born in poverty zones are dying from infections…pneumonia…malnutrition. But they don’t have to die. For nearly 60 years, Project HOPE has been working around the world. Training local healthcare workers. Delivering medicines and medical supplies. Giving newborns the healthy start they need to survive and thrive. Make sure her first day of life is not her last. To volunteer or learn more about Project HOPE, visit projecthope.org

 

   

 

      

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

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