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4TH Of July Celebrations in the San Antonio Area
This 4th of July, 2015, take your family to one (or more!) of the many wonderful Independence Day celebrations in and around San Antonio. For details: sanantoniomomblogs.com/4th-of-july-fireworks-and-celebrations-in-and-around-san-antonio-2015/
City of Kirby is hosting their 3rd Annual FIREWORKS in the Park on July 4th
The City of Kirby is hosting their 3rd Annual FIREWORKS in the Park on July 4th. FIREWORKS!!! Come and enjoy food, arts and crafts, family games, carnival, live entertainment by the Newsboyz and Gary Glenn & the 20x Band. FREE EVENT! The event will take place 2 P.M. – Midnight at Friendship Park, 5745 Binz Engleman Rd., Kirby, TX 78219. For more information, please call (210) 661-3198. Please visit our website at www.kirbytx.org
San Antonio Pools Open
Beating the heat, making memories and staying active are just a few of the advantages to visiting a Parks and Recreation Department outdoor pool during the summer swim season. Admission is free and the fun begins when 23 pools open for the summer. Pools are open Tuesday through Sunday and hours vary. For more information and a list of pools, visit www.sanantonio.gov/Parksandrec or call 210-207-3299.
19th Annual Project Cool
Catholic Charities, in partnership with the San Antonio Fire Department, the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, the United Way and the City of San Antonio, have launched the 19th Annual Project Cool. Last year, 5,237 fans were distributed to seniors to provide a low-cost and low-energy means to alleviate summer heat and prevent heat-related illness. Those wishing to contribute can donate a 20” box fan to any SAFD fire station, except FS 23 at the Airport, between June 5th and September 30th. Elderly residents in need of a fan are asked to call the United Way Helpline at 2-1-1.
SA Youth and Texas Hunger Initiative Summer Meals Program for Kids
Free Summer Meals Will be served at More Than 250 Sites in San Antonio. Youth development organization SA Youth will partner with Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, a statewide nonprofit, to host a kickoff of a free summer meals program for kids and teens in the area. The event will help connect more area kids and teens to health and nutrition resources by raising awareness about the Summer Food Service Program; highlight the fitness, nutrition, and education programs of SA Youth; and give the community more insight into the work of the Texas Hunger Initiative. Summertime should be a stress-free time for parents and kids, full of food, friends and fun. Free Summer Meals can help. Families can visit www.squaremeals.org/Programs/SummerFeedingPrograms.aspx, call 211, or text FOODTX to 877-877 to find the nearest meal site.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF SAN ANTONIO TO OFFER FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS
With the support of Kohl’s Department Store, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Children's Mobile Clinic has implemented the Kohl’s Cares Immunization Program to increase immunization rates among children. The Children’s Mobile Clinic will provide no-cost vaccines via the program. These immunization efforts take place throughout the community and in the school setting; with the goal of ending vaccine-preventable diseases. All events listed will be held in front of Kohl’s Department Stores. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio staff will administer free immunizations for Medicaid, under-insured or uninsured children, limited to the first 100 at each location. Interested participants should call 210.954.3764 to set up an appointment or to get more information. Dates: Wednesday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Northwoods Location1950 North Loop 1604 E, Wednesday, June 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 11781 Bandera Road, Thursday, June 25, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 414 Bibb Ave, Eagle Pass, TX 78852, Wednesday, July 1, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Potranco Location10838 Potranco Road, San Antonio, TX 78251, Wednesday, July 22, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Forum Shops Location 8098 Agora Parkway, Live Oak, TX 78154Wednesday, July 29, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. New Braunfels Location 1050 North Interstate Hwy 35, New Braunfels, TX 78130
MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA LAUNCHES ONLINE VOLUNTEER DRIVE
Meals on Wheels San Antonio is one of 5,000 local Meals on Wheels programs across the country working every day to protect millions of seniors from the threats of isolation and hunger – an effort made possible by millions of volunteers who help in communities just like San Antonio all across America. That is why Meals on Wheels America is launching a new online tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive. Anyone interested in becoming Meals on Wheels volunteers can learn more and sign up at www.samow.org CONTACT: Woody Woodward 210-735-5115 ext.309 or Cell 210-882-7713
The H-E-B Family Film Series
Taking place at Mission Marquee Plaza during an unforgettable season of family-friendly activities. The H-E-B Family Film Series continues on July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 12 and September 26 with FREE screenings of movies for the entire family. Movie-goers can enjoy complimentary popcorn, activities for the family, informational booths and give-aways. Food trucks also will be available with concessions for sale. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early (gates open at 7 p.m.) and to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. Screenings will begin 15 minutes after dusk.
Come scoot a boot and have some family fun all while raising money to help cure cancer!
Join us Saturday, July 11th at Alamo Beer Brewery from 5 pm – 10 pm for the 5th Annual B.I.S.H. Foundation Music Festival. There will be live music, dancing, a silent auction, bake sale, food and fun for a good cause! Live music by Mark Weber Y Los Cuernos, Mario Flores & The Soda Creek Band & Gabe Garcia. Donations accepted at the door… all proceeds benefit cancer research programs at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. For details www.bishfoundation.net or “Like” us on FACEBOOK
4th of July 16th Annual Big Bang Salsa Fest in Three Rivers Texas
Come out Saturday July 4th to Three Rivers Texas for the 16th Annual Big Bang Salas Fest. It’s a free event that will include fun for the entire family which will include: kids moonwalks/games, access to the Public Pool (life guards will be on duty), live Entertainment on 2 Stages, free parking. There will also be Salsa Tasting / Salsa Competition with Cash prizes over $500, Aerial Performers, Motorcycle Rodeo, Horseshoe Tournament, Merchandise Vendors from all over South Texas, Food Vendors of all Kinds, & THE BIGGEST FIREWORK DISPLAY IN ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS!!! And admission is FREE!!! For more information about the Big Bang Salsa Fest and information on how to enter in the salsa competition, please visit our Facebook page. For details, call Maria Hinojosa 361-436-6031 or bigbangsalsafest@gmail.com
133rd St. Louis Day Celebration “The Homecoming for the State of Texas”
Come out to Beautiful Castroville, Texas for family fun on the weekend of August 22nd. It’s the “Granddaddy" of one-day church picnics, the 133rd St. Louis Day Celebration. It all begins Saturday evening with ST. LOUIS DAY BIERGARTEN, music, food and fun with free admission and parking. Then come out Sunday August 23rd starting at 11 am, for live entertainment throughout the day featuring over a dozen live bands and dance groups on three outdoor venues, including the ST. LOUIS DAY BIERGARTEN, good old-fashioned family fun, games, crafts, and music. And don’t forget about the amazing BBQ beef and Alsatian sausage meal begins at 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Free admission and parking!! For details www.saintlouisday.com Contact: Frankie Kempf, Director of Information, (210) 287-2642 or (830) 931-2826
Kerrville Symphony of the Hills announces 2015-2016 Season
The Symphony of the Hills has announced its 2015-2016 concert lineup, with season tickets now on sale to the general public. “For its 15th full season, the Symphony of the Hills will present five original concerts between October and April. Everyone is welcome to purchase season ticket packets to secure priority seating. Patrons can reserve their season tickets at any time online at www.symphonyofthehills.org/tickets, by calling 830-792-7469, or via email at info@symphonyofthehills.org. Individual concert tickets will go on sale September 1. Details can be found at www.symphonyofthehills.org Contact: info@symphonyofthehills.org; (830) 792-7469.
Childhood Leukemia
In 1964, a gallon of milk cost 49 cents. A gallon of gasoline was only 30 cents. And 97% of all children with leukemia died. Times have changed. Today, thanks in part to research funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the five-year survival rate for the most common childhood leukemia is more than 90%. Your support will help save lives not someday but today. Call 888-HELP-LLS or go to lls.org to donate
Children’s Shelter bi-monthly Foster inquiry meetings
The Children’s Shelter hosts bi-monthly foster inquiry meetings for individuals and families, 23 years of age and older interested in becoming a foster family. The meetings will be scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Children’s Shelter located at 2939 West Woodlawn. There are several dates to choose from: June 2 and 16, July 7 and 21, August 4 and 18, September 8 and 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, and December 1 and 15. For more information, call 210-212-2590 or visit childrensshelter.org
SA YOUTH YOUTHBUILD Program
Have you quit school and can’t find a job? SA YOUTH is enrolling young adults ages 16-24 who need a lift and a second chance. You must commit for 35 hours a week. OUR FREE, AWARD-WINNING YOUTHBUILD program offers 9 MONTHS TO A YEAR of GED PREP, LEADERSHIP and paid AID Workforce training of up to $400 A MONTH. Get the education you deserve. CALL 223-3131 EXTENSION 219 OR visit 1422 EAST GRAYSON across from FORT SAM HOUSTON. SUCCESS AWAITS YOU!
Dreams Fulfilled Through Music
Dreams Fulfilled Through Music is the first to offer the nationally acclaimed Color Soundation Program for students with disabilities in a mainstream, inclusion setting. Students with disabilities may be eligible for some scholarship assistance. The Color Soundation method offers a structured, yet nurturing environment designed to stimulate and engage children while teaching the fundamentals of pitch and rhythm. The entertaining teaching style provides students with positive reinforcement and an emphasis on the importance of practice and repetition to improve and empower young minds. In addition to providing a motivating, interactive learning environment focused on fundamental music elements, the classes emphasize both cognitive and developmental goals that include: (1) Critical Listening & Communication (2); creative Ability & personal Expression and (3) Self-Esteem & Self- Discipline. For More information about scholarship eligibility and registration details phone: Mary Kathryn Archuleta, Executive & Artistic Director @ (210) 771-5809 Mrs. Rebecca Rhoades, Assistant Artistic Director @ (210) 789-3427 LOG-ON dreamsfulfilledthroughmusic.org, email --info@dftm.org
Prevention Resource Center- Region
The Prevention Resource Center- Region 8 (PRC) is dedicated to educating the 28 counties of South Central Texas on the importance of living healthy, drug-free lifestyles. Education is the key to prevention and the more education a community receives empowers that community. Contact the Prevention Resource Center Region 8 for more info at (210) 225-4741 or visit us on the web at www.PRCRegion8.org
San Antonio Food Bank
Did you know your San Antonio Food Bank feeds 58,000 people each week in 16 counties in Southwest Texas? Nearly 50% of the people they serve frequently must choose between food or other basic necessities like rent and utilities. You can help the Food Bank fight hunger today with your gift of food, time or money. Contact them at 210.337.3663 or visit www.safoodbank.org today to learn how you can help fight hunger and feed hope.
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
8th Annual BOOTS ‘N SHOOT Sporting Clay Event
Join us Friday August 14th at the National Shooting Complex 5931 Roft Road for the 8th Annual BOOYS’N SHOOT Sporting Clay Event benefiting the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Calf Scramble. There are several Shooting Packages available including Shooting Packages. There will be a catered dinner & bar along with live music and Silent Auction. For details log on www.Sarodeo.com or office: (210) 225-0612
Kerr County Celtic Festival and Third Annual Hill Country Highland Games
County Celtic Association and Texas Celtic Athletic Association will present the Kerr County Celtic Festival and Third Annual Hill Country Highland Games on Saturday Aug 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday Aug 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hill Country Arts Foundation/Point Theater 120 Point Theater Rd, Ingram, TX. This event is to further celebrate and educate those descendants of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Breton, British, Cornish and Manx origin. Workshops will be held in athletics, beginning bagpipe, Scottish Country Dancing, and dying. There will be lectures on a variety of subjects as well as two days of athletic competition. Music, arts and Crafts as well as food vendors will be present. Cost is $10/day for adults or $15 for the 2 day event;$5/day for children ages 6-12;children under 6 are free. The athletics workshop on Sunday has additional fees required by the Texas Celtic Athletic Association. CONTACT: Mary Ellen Cook (830)72-4810 or our website at www.kerrcountyceltic.com
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR NEAR DEATH STUDIES(IANDS)
What are you doing Labor Day weekend? If you are fascinated by the topic of near-death experiences then why not attend The IANDS Conference? Explore the Extraordinary and beyond. THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR NEAR-DEATH STUDIES (IANDS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build global understating through research, education, and support. The conference is being held Labor Day weekend Sept. 3rd – 6th, early registration runs thru June 10th. For more details visit www.iands.org or call (919)383-7940.
7th Annual Weston Wright “Lighting the Way” 5K/10K Walk/Run
Sign up today and join ten-year-old Weston Wright, and his Lighthouse friends, in this wonderful annual event - all proceeds go to the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind’s blind children’s programs. The event is chipped timed and managed by iRun – food, drinks, prizes and medals. Don’t miss the opportunity to support the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind while spending quality-time with friends and family as you participate together. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 26th at the beautiful Wheatley Heights Sports Complex. Check-in begins at 7:00 A.M. race starts promptly at 8:00 A.M. For information and sponsorship information contact Nancy Lipton at nlipton@salighthouse.org, 210 531-1533. www.salighthouse.org
7th Annual “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble
Sign-up today or miss out - this event sells out every year!! The most unique golfing experience….championship blind golfers 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’s blind children’s programs. At the Republic Golf Course, Wednesday, October 14th with boxed lunch at noon – shotgun at 12:45. For information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Nancy Lipton at nlipton@salighthouse.org, 210 531-1533. www.salighthouse.org
 
 
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