What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of July 9, 2020

San Antonio — San Antonio Zoo brings back drive-thru experience on select dates

Drive-thru zoo is returning

Starting July 12, guests can purchase tickets for select dates for $65 per vehicle for non-annual pass holders/members and $32 per vehicle for pass holders. Guests can save $15 by using promo code “DRIVE” for an opening discount, according to Zoo officials. “Drive Thru Zoo offers driving at a sloth’s pace and hearing about the zoo’s history and animals. Guests will get the opportunity to buy and enjoy some of their favorite zoo snacks, beverages, and zoo gifts along the route that will be brought to their vehicle. The zoo will also offer the drive-thru experience from 4-8 p.m. on select dates for “after work hours.” Info www.sazoo.org

The DoSeum reopening to the public with added safety measures

San Antonio’s popular children’s museum will welcome guests back this Friday, but the experience will be different than before the COVID-19 pandemic because of new safety protocols the museum has instituted. For starters, every person will receive a temperature check upon entry, and guests 10 years and older will be required to wear a face covering. Visitors are now required to purchase tickets online, and all visits are broken up into 2-hour timed sessions. According to a museum spokesperson, to keep guests safe they will limit capacity for each gallery, implementing a 25% max occupancy (less than 250 people) throughout the entire campus, and have installed plexiglass dividers in some exhibits. They have also increased sanitizing and cleaning practices during and after every timed visiting session. For details https://www.thedoseum.org/reopen

July is National Ice Cream Month. It’s Hot!! Enjoy some ice cream at one of these 15 spots in San Antonio

What better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month than with some yummy ice cream.

Just make sure you eat it before it melts because it’s officially summer and it’s hot. Here’s a list of places in San Antonio currently open and selling ice cream:

1. Helados Aranda: (two locations) 5723 N. Foster Rd. & 12728 Nacogdoches Rd.

2. Arctic Ape Wild Desserts: 5221 Walzem Rd.

3. Justin’s Ice Cream Co.: 245 E. Commerce St.

4. Brindles Awesome Ice Cream: 11255 Huebner Rd.

5. Freshest Ice Cream: 8053 Callaghan Rd.

6. Boozy’s Creamery & Craft: 711 S. Saint Mary’s St.

7. El Paraiso Ice Cream: 1934 Fredericksburg Rd.

8. South Alamode Panini & Gelato Co.: 1420 S. Alamo St.

9. 210 Ice Cream:(four locations) 7126 Bandera Rd., 6502 S. Flores, 747 Isom Rd., 5444 Evers Rd.

10. Kuma: (two locations) 3107 TPC Pkwy. & 6565 Babcock Rd.

11. Ice Ice Baby SA: 2113 Bandera Rd.

12. SA Pops: 3420 N. St. Mary’s

13. Baby Sharks Ice Cream: 6504 Bandera Rd.

14. Fahrenheit 32: 1546 Babcock Rd.

15. Congelato: 14743 Old Bandera Rd.

4 diamondback snakes along the River Walk, near Museum Reach

Santa Tim remembered for years of dedication to Alamo Quarry Market

Timothy Dougherty's legacy will continue for years to come. The Alamo Quarry Market is honoring a man known as Santa Tim for his years of service bringing joy to the San Antonio community. Unfortunately, Santa Tim passed away suddenly Tuesday. Timothy Dougherty had been working as Santa Claus for over 13 years. To honor him the smoke stacks at the quarry will light up green and red.

Humana hiring for 200 work-from-home jobs in San Antonio area Seasonal employment may lead to full-time employment

“These employees will serve for six months or less during the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan open enrollment window, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2020,” the company announced in a news release. While the jobs are home-based, the company is seeking applicants who live within a 50-mile radius of the company’s San Antonio location at 8119 Datapoint Drive. There may be opportunities for some of those jobs to transition into full-time employment, according to the company. Those interested in the job openings can apply online @ https://careers.humana.com/profile/join/

Federal Trade Commission warns about new COVID-19 scam involving people posing as contact tracers Federal regulators say scammers are pretending to be contact tracers.

The Federal Trade Commission is warning people about a new scam involving people who pretend to work as COVID-19 contract tracers for health departments. Here is how you can spot the scam:

Real contact tracers won’t ask you for money. Contact tracing doesn’t require your bank account or credit card number. Contract tracers won’t ask you for your Social Security number. Real tracers won’t ask for your immigration status. Do not click on a link in a text or email that you don’t recognize.

San Antonio could break 100-year heat records this weekend

Potentially record-breaking heat is on its way to San Antonio this weekend and early next week, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists with NWS said residents should be prepared to be "rather uncomfortable" as the heat gradually increases through the rest of the week. On Thursday, temperatures may reach 100 degrees and will likely hit triple digits ever day until Monday.

Mala Luna Music Festival canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

The 2020 Mala Luna Music Festival has been canceled. Organizers announced Wednesday that the festival, held each October in the parking lot of Nelson Wolff Stadium, will not take place this year.

Texas State fair Cancelled will resume in 2021

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