What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of October 1, 2020

San Antonio — COLLEGE: SAT: TCU @UT LONGHORNS 11AM, UTSA @ UAB 1130AM, TEXAS A&M @ ALABAMA 230PM

NFL SUN: BROWNS @ COWBOYS NOON, VIKINGS @ TEXANS NOON

SAT:

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center

Address: 11745 I-10W

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET SAT/SUN 9AM FREE

This Sunday Taco Cabana is offering $1 tacos for National Taco Day

Taco Cabana is celebrating National Taco Day with $1 tacos on Sunday, guests can enjoy the choice of the classic bean and cheese, shredded chicken or ground beef tacos, for $1.00.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is struggling

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is struggling to bring in donors as it tries to pull itself out of a blood shortage. The center had 1.78 days' worth of blood, as of Monday morning, compared to its goal of a three-day supply. STBTC has been trying since Friday to get 500 donors per day in order to catch up on its shortage, which the center said is mostly due to a shortage of donors, though a higher need for blood has played a role. Because of COVID-19, large blood drives at high schools and other community settings have not been possible. Go on-line to register for an appointment https://southtexasblood.org/  or call Toll free: (800) 292-5534

H-E-B is offering free curbside, delivery service until Oct. 6

H-E-B is temporarily offering free curbside and delivery options for its customers, according to the grocery store’s chain website. The promotion applies to all curbside and delivery orders scheduled to pick up or deliver by Oct. 6,

San Antonio’s historic Cool Crest adding Oktoberfest-themed biergarten next door

San Antonio’s historic Cool Crest is adding an Oktoberfest-themed biergarten next door to the golf course this weekend.

Metzger Biergarten is a 3,000-square-footarea ready for business at noon on Saturday.

The new hangout will take over the area its former owners Harold and Maria Metzger once lived. The couple owned the 91-year-old miniature golf course from 1937 to 2010.

This is why downtown San Antonio buildings will light up in red this weekend

Alamodome will have marquee to honor fallen firefighter Greg Garza

Landmarks and skyscrapers in downtown San Antonio will showcase hues of red this weekend to honor fallen firefighters across the country.

Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters will take place in the Alamo City on Saturday evening, when Frost Tower, the Henry B. González Convention Center and the Tower of the Americas will light up in red. The Alamodome will have a marquee dedicated to firefighter Greg Garza, who died in a tragic accident while at a scene on Oct. 15. Garza, a 17-year veteran, was among a group of firefighters who responded to a call for an electrical problem at a hotel when he stumbled while exiting a fire apparatus and was hit by a van. Businesses across the city are encouraged to light up in red if possible. Businesses that choose to participate can use the hashtag #nffflightthenight2020 on social media, SAFD said. Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters will take place across the country until Sunday. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation created the Light the Night event in 2017.

CDC warns against large, potluck-style gatherings for Thanksgiving

Lower risk activities include small dinners within households, online shopping

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising against buffet-style potlucks and large indoor gatherings this Thanksgiving due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Whataburger reveals new spicy chicken sandwich, Hatch green chili bacon burger

The sandwich has a fried chicken filet, of course, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise on a four-inch bun. Hatch Green Chile Bacon Burger a “great introduction” for customers who are newbies to the flavor and expects it to be a hit with the veterans.

It’s stacked with two beef patties, Hatch green chilis, bacon, a slice of American cheese, a slice of Monterrey Jack cheese and mayonnaise on a five-inch toasted bun.

New Northwest Side San Antonio subdivision has streets named after Dallas Cowboys players

Nestled near Government Canyon is a new subdivision with a huddle of street names dedicated to the Dallas Cowboys. Prescott Oaks, a Meritage Homes community off Galm Road, is a touchdown neighborhood for a fan of The Boys. While some of the homes are still under construction, the streets are ready for new residents. There’s Aikman Way, Dak Avenue, McFadden Way, Moose Circle, Novacek Boulevard, Garrison Way and Emmitt Pass.

Live in San Antonio and have a massive collection of stuff? ‘American Pickers’ is casting.

If you or someone you know has a massive, private collection of antiques, History Channel’s “American Pickers” wants to see it. The show announced in a news release last week that it is planning to film episodes in Texas this November. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques.

In-person Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner canceled this year due to pandemic

The event, in its 41st year, usually takes place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This year, Jessica Jimenez, the granddaughter of the late Raul Jimenez, said the plan is to deliver 10,000 meals to feed San Antonio’s elderly and less fortunate. https://www.rauljimenezdinner.com/ or on Facebook

SeaWorld’s Spooktacular and Bierfest are open this weekend.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Hallowfest is open

Halloween & Pumpkin Patches

Trick-or-Treat in September at annual San Antonio Zoo Boo, including drive-through option Halloween events kick off Saturday and runs through Oct. 31

The annual San Antonio Zoo Boo event is back and just in time for all things fall and Halloween. The non-spooky celebration features trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin painting, dance parties, costume contests, and a hay maze, zoo officials said. There will also be daily costume contests for Zoo Boo, which will be held daily starting Saturday, Sept. 19, and ending on Halloween. Please note that costume masks are only permitted for children under the age of 12. Zoo Boo is included with standard zoo admission and is free for annual pass holders and zoo members. The coronavirus pandemic has brought widespread closures in 2020 but it’s also forced innovation - like the drive-thru experience at the San Antonio Zoo. Starting Sept. 18, the zoo is kicking off the Drive-Thru Zoo Boo, which will be running on select dates through Oct. 30. You can trick-or-treat from your vehicle while safely socially distancing and seeing all the animals. Click here to see all the dates for the drive-thru Zoo Boo experience which runs from 5 to 8 p.m. The grand opening for Zoo boo will feature a new exhibit. “We’re excited to educate the public and our visitors about the elusive and legendary Chupacabra,” said San Antonio Zoo president and CEO Tim Morrow. “This new one of a kind habitat is sure to spark both the imagination of what wildlife exists that we haven’t yet discovered and the desire to conserve species, both known and unknown.” The weekday schedule for Zoo Boo is Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ten trick-or-treating stations will be open from 3-4 p.m. and there will be a daily costume contest at 2:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and there will be 15 trick-or-treat stations from 6-7 p.m. with costume contests at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Zoo Boo hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 15 trick-or-treat stations open from 3-4 p.m. with a costume contest at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/09/24/where-to-find-pumpkin-patches-around-the-san-antonio-area/

Pumpkin patch season has arrived. Here are 5 places you can visit in the San Antonio area this fall.

Owl Creek Pumpkin Patch: 12355 Military Dr., Opens Sept. 26. As of Thursday, face masks are required at check-in but not on the grounds, according to representatives from the pumpkin patch.

Graff 7A Ranch (South Texas MAiZE): 911 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, Hondo, Texas 78861 Festivities like the corn maze, hayrides and live music will begin Sept. 19, but its pumpkin patch will open Oct. 10. Masks are not required on its ranch.

Oxford United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch: 9739 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78240 Opens Sept. 28 Face masks are required, according to representatives from the pumpkin patch.

Good News Pumpkin Patch: 11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy., San Antonio, Texas 78223 Opens Oct. 10 Face masks are not required but are encouraged, according to representatives from the patch.

Helotes Hills United Methodist Church: 13222 Bandera Rd., Helotes, Texas 78023 Opens Oct. 4 Face masks are required.

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