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Symphony of the Hills Individual Concert tickets
Beginning September 1, the public can purchase tickets to individual concerts in the Symphony of the Hills 2014-2015 season. Tickets can be reserved online at; by calling 830-792-7469; or via email at Upcoming concert dates are:October 2, 2014–Journey Across Europe: A Eurail Pass to the Continent’s Great Music December 4, 2014–Christmas Favorites: Joy! January 10, 2015–Symphony Pops: 20th Century Hits, February 26, 2015–True Romance: Love Songs for the Ages April 30, 2015–Bach and His Disciples: The Legacy of Musical Genius Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater in Kerrville, Texas. There is a pre-concert wine reception at 6:30 p.m. More information online at Contact: ; (830) 792-7469
National Wreaths-Across America Day – Saturday, December 13, 2014
National Wreaths-Across America Day will be on Saturday, December 13. This year the Association of Government Accountants of the San Antonio Chapter is making an awareness to recognize fallen heroes through the “Wreaths-Across America” Organization. A special as this is the 150th Anniversary of the Arlington National Cemetery. In Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery a small city of over 23,000 fallen heroes reside in our community. Wreaths-Across America needs your help to reach their goal of placing 500,000 wreaths on veterans graves. Every time you help them honor our veterans and active military, you are also honoring their families and preparing a new generation to appreciate our freedoms. Please make a difference this year in sponsoring a wreath for those who gave up their lives for our freedom. Sponsor a wreath go to
Go to any Goodwill Industries of San Antonio Fall 2014 donation drive Sept. 8-21
Clear out gently used clothing, appliances, housewares, furniture and computers to get organized before the holidays. Donations to Goodwill San Antonio help change lives by funding the Good Careers Academy, which provides jobs training and staffing services. For more information, call 210-924-8581 or visit a donation station near you.
Task Force Against Elderly Domestic Violence Annual Conference
Did you know that 68% of all the cases handled by Adult Protective Services involves elderly abuse? The TASK FORCE AGAINST ELDERLY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE invites you to their annual conference which will take place on Friday Sept. 12th 8am -4pm @ ST. ANTHONY DE PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH, 102 LORENZ ROAD.For details please call Conception Gonzales @ 210-207-7310.
Texas Masonic Lodge No. 8 National Night Out
Texas Masonic Lodge No. 8, in conjunction with the Bonham Academy and the King Williams Association will be participating in the National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014; also present will be the San Antonio Fire Fighters, SAPD officers, Bexar County Sheriff officers and other city officials. Texas Masonic Lodge No. 8, locatedat 122 Washington in The King William District, will prepare hot dogs to give away with chips, soft drinks and nachos. Come and join in the fun, free to all who attend. For details call(210)224-8301
A Night of Art and Entertainment at THE VILLAGE at INCARNATE WORD
The Village at Incarnate Word, invites you to an night of Art & Entertainment. The 3rd Annual September SOIREE will be held on Thursday Sept. 18TH, FROM 7 - 10pm at the CHRISTUS HERITAGE HALL, 4707 BROADWAY. The event will feature the work of San Antonio's best artists. Proceeds benefit Community Outreach and Aquatic programs at The Village. For detail please call Roland Mazuca @ 210-829-7561 ext. 150.
Youth invited to participate in NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Event
Children ages 6-15 are invited to show off their football skills during the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick event organized by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Wheatley Heights Sports Complex, 200 Noblewood Dr. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the competition begins at 10 a.m. Participants punt, pass and kick a football to accumulate points by distance and accuracy. There are five age categories: 6- and 7-year-olds; 8- and 9-year-olds; 10- and 11-year-olds; 12- and 13-year-olds; and 14- and 15-year-olds. Top scorers in each age division and gender will advance to the Sectional competition. Winners of the Sectional competition will receive medals and be in the running for the Texas Championships. This is a free event and the public is invited to attend. For more information on this event, call 210-207-3151. For more information on Parks and Recreation programs and events, visit
Calling All Cyclists come out 8am on September 20 to El Chaparral (15103 Bandera Road Helotes, Texas) for the 4th annual Cycling tour benefiting Transplants for Children. Registration: Fees - Early Registration before September 1st (Ends Aug 31st), $45 for Adults (12+), $10 Children (12 and under), Fees – Standard (Begins September 1, 2014), $55 for Adults (12+), $10 for children (12 and under), Children riding on the back of a bike, no charge. Fees - Race Day & on Race Day: $65 for Adults (12+), $50 for children (12 and under), Children riding on the back of a bike, no charge. Fees Include: t-shirt and finishers medal. Additional Donations your registration includes the following: Choose YES on registration form for Heart donation at $10 per child. Packet Pickup Soler Sports Thursday 4-630 Thursday night September 18th. Helotes Ride Away Bicycle Friday from 12-3pm 11075 West Interstate 10 suite 305. Race day at El Chaparral Restaurant in Helotes from 530 am to 730 am. Other Camping is permitted at the start location. Tell us that you want camping on your registration form. This will be included: 1 Breakfast ticket, 1 Lunch ticket, BEER STATION, Massage Therapists to greet you at the finish, Access to 6 Rest Stops, Snacks, Drinks, Option to Camp, Parking, and Raffles. Contact
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Come out Saturday, September 20, to the AT &T Center for the Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's. Time: 8:00 am Registration/9:30 am Walk please visit our website to register and sign up for a team
Holy Cross of San Antonio will be hosting the Third Annual President’s Blue and Gold Gala on Saturday, September 20 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa 23808 Resort Parkway; 5p.m. VIP Event 6 p.m.-Midnight Dinner, Auction and Dance The President’s Blue and Gold Gala is a fundraiser benefiting student scholarships hosted by the Holy Cross Board of Trustees, the Alumni and the Parent Teacher Council. To become a sponsor, or to make seat reservations, contact: 210.433.4502 or For more information, visit or call 210.433.9395
Family Fest and Walk for Kidneys
The State of Texas Kidney Foundation's Family Fest and Walk for Kidneys is a free, community-wide, family-friendly event to highlight education and prevention of kidney disease as well as awareness of the need for organ donation. The event is a 5k (3.2mi) non-competitive walk taking place on Saturday, September 27 at 8 am. 2014 will mark our fourth year for this successful event which brings more than 1,000 participants who come to support our fight to prevent kidney disease through education and advocacy. We will also have our 1st Annual competitive run, cost will be $30 and registration will start at 7 am with the run starting at 8 am. The event will also have free kidney screening, mammogram screening and several other health fair vendors. San Antonio Pets Alive!; will be out there hosting a pet adoption as well. Kidney disease in South Texas is 3.8 times higher than the rest of the nation; please help us raise awareness of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. For more information please visit our website at
Smokey Joes at The woodlawn Theater
Head back to the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues as the historic Woodlawn Theatre stages the ultimate musical revue, Smokey Joe’s Café, opening August 14 on the main stage. The show, which features the legendary tunes of Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame giants Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, runs through September 15. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online at, or by calling the box office at 210-267-8388. Prices are $15 for students and children, $20 for seniors and military, and $23 for adults. The Woodlawn Theatre is San Antonio’s historic community theatre, located in the heart of the Deco District at 1920 Fredericksburg Road, just south of Hildebrand. Free parking with security patrol is available. For details: Debi Pfitzenmaier, 210-669-6911,
Dance Troupe Auditions 2014
The Parks and Recreation Department’s award winning dance program is seeking new talent. Dancers who are interested in performing in front of live audiences are invited to audition for one of the Department’s two dance troupes, Fandango and Alamotion. Auditions for both dance troupes will be held on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Berta Almaguer Dance Studio located at 138 S. Josephine Tobin Drive. For more information call 207-3132.
The Briscoe Western Art recruiting Docents
The Briscoe Western Art Museum is now accepting applications for its 2014 docent class. Tour the West and share your love of art and history with others. Applications available at for details call Jenny Chowning Head of Education @ 210.299.4499
HOPE Starts Here
The world is a tough place, and it can be discouraging to see all the pain and suffering. But YOU can make a difference, go to Project to see how you can help save lives or even become a Project Hope volunteer. HOPE starts here when you help Project Hope deliver life-saving medicines and supplies, urgent care, medical training and disaster response. Find out more at Project
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.orgtoday to learn how you can help fight hunger and feed hope.
National Museum of the United States Army
You can help the Army Historical Foundation honor the Soldiers of yesterday and today. Go to to learn how you can help build the National Museum of the U.S. Army. The Museum will be the Army's national landmark, preserving the sacrifice of every man and woman who has worn the Army uniform since 1775. Visit today and honor the Army service of every generation.
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)
Absent military Service members, their families and U.S. citizens living overseas face unique challenges while participating in U.S. elections. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is a Department of Defense agency that works to ensure these voters are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so—from anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that voting absentee is too difficult or complicated. Absentee voters may not be aware that FVAP exists to provide tools to help them along the way. For details information:
The Southwest Outreach for Older People (SWOOP)
The Southwest Outreach for Older People (SWOOP) is seeking volunteer drivers to help fulfill its mission of aiding under-served seniors and caregivers in Southwest San Antonio. Transportation options for older Americans are a growing concern. Health, aging and safety issues may prevent some from continuing to drive on their own. Family members are not always available to help; limited mobility, access and fixed incomes can make public transportation a challenge. SWOOP is a non-profit program that organizes free transportation services for seniors and their caregivers by recruiting and coordinating volunteers to build a community of support and friendship that complements the efforts of families and helps fill the gaps when traditional transit options do not accommodate the special needs of seniors. To learn more, please call (210) 558-0007.
Operation Troop Aid Continues with Support from KISS, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams Jr., Darryl Worley, Aaron Tippin, Toby Keith, and more!!! Operation Teddy Bear, which started in 2012 as an initiative of Harris Jewelry, continues in support of our military, both at home and abroad through the sale of uniformed teddy bears. Teddy Bears representing all branches of the military can be purchased for $15.00 at or
SA Urban Pet Market
The SA Urban Pet Market takes place once a month at Travis Park (downtown) from 10am - 2pm. The event benefits local animal rescue groups. Remaining 2014 dates: Aug 16, Sept 13, Oct 18, Nov 15 & Dec 20. Free, fun family and dog friendly event that includes:Shopping | Adoptions | Food Trucks | Dog Agility & Training Demonstrations | Music | Kids Activities.SA Urban Pet Market Objectives: • Provide a unique shopping experience for pet owners • Raise funds to support the no kill initiative efforts • Offer on-site pet adoptions from local rescue groups • Provide info about spay/neuter and animal care opportunities For details:
Children’s Shelter hosts Bi-Monthly Foster Care Inquiry Orientations
The Children’s Shelter host bi-monthly foster care inquiry orientations for prospective foster parents and families. The inquiry orientations are free and open to the community. If you have ever been interested in learning about fostering a child, this is the first step to begin the process. The foster care inquiry meetings are held from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at our Glenda Woods Campus located at 2939 West Woodlawn, San Antonio, Texas 78228. The inquiry dates are:  Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Tuesday, December 2, 2014, & Tuesday, December 16, 2014. For more information, visit or call 210-212-2590
25th Anniversary Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River opens 2014 Registration
Registration for the 25th Anniversary Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River, presented by H-E-B opens Friday, April 4 with a special registration fee of $25 through April 11. The annual fundraising ride will be held October 11-12, and teams and individuals are encouraged to register and join the unforgettable journey. All registered cyclists are required to meet the minimum fundraising commitment of $300 prior to picking up their rider packet. The registration fee will increase on April 12 to $35. Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River, presented by H-E-B takes place October 11-12. Register at or contact the San Antonio office at 210-694-3200 for more details. Reuniting lost pets just celebrated 10 years of helping the lost, found, pound, and adoptable pets of San Antonio. If your pet is lost then come to and view the home page which lists current pets at the San Antonio ACS. Also while at 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. also lists adoptable pets from several San Antonio pet rescue organizations. A new feature to is the listing of the ACS pets that are at the Brooks kennel including maps of how to get to that kennel. Donations to are welcome in order to help with the fees such as the annual ACS fee. is a software database project designed and maintained by Jay Pennington which just celebrated 10 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 or e-mail
San Antonio Pets Alive! Foster Market
San Antonio Pets Alive will sponsor a Foster Market adoption event with 50% off adoption fees.Find your new pet at the PetCo Pavilion on the second Saturday of Every month  September 13, October 11, November 8, & December 13. Time: 12-4pmLocation: Paul Jolly Center for Adoptions, 210 Tuleta, across from SA Zoo; pet friendly vendors, food, and adoptions. Five percent of food purchases go to San Antonio Pets Alive.
Musical Bridges Around the World Annual Gala ¡Viva Havana!
Enjoy an evening of Cuban Cuisine, sultry salsa, and Cuba Libres while supporting the fundraising gala “Viva Havana!” – For musical Bridges Around the World. The event takes place on Sept. 26th at 7pm at the new Tobin Center for Performing Arts. This night benefits the Organization’s In-School Outreach Program—“Kids to Concerts”. For ticket information log-on www.musicalbridges.orgor call (210)464-1534
South San High Class of 64 50th Reunion
Attention 1964 South San High School Graduates there will a 50th year reunion is planned for Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Embassy Suites San Antonio Northwest. For additional information, please contact: Elida Rodriguez at (210) 744-3822 or Gerry Tello at (210) 387-6724.
SAAF Run and Walk for AIDS
This year the Run & Walk for AIDS, benefiting the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) will be held on Saturday, September 27th and will begin and end at the Blue Star Complex in the King William District. The 5K run will begin at 7:30AM and the 2-mile walk will begin at 8:00AM with music, booths and activities located at Blue Star's parking lot. The Run & Walk for AIDS was founded in 1991 in what was formally known as Walk for Life. Each year, hundreds of South Texans gather to celebrate life and to raise funds for SAAF. The Run & Walk for AIDS promotes awareness and generates funds that allow SAAF to continue its pursuit of providing compassionate medical care and social services to people with HIV/AIDS and to help prevent the spread of HIV through education and free HIV testing. This is a day for family, friends, co-workers and even pets to join in and support SAAF while promoting community awareness. Last year several hundred people gathered together and in 2014 we are anticipating a significant increase in attendance. The Run & Walk for AIDS is an excellent way for groups and corporations to get involved. For more info visit
Recovering the Crown: Breaking the Cycle of Addiction an evening with Tara Conner, “Miss USA 2006"
Who: Rise Recovery, Home of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program What: Community Education on Addiction and Recovery, “Free to the Public” When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Where: Alamo Heights High School Auditorium - 6900 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 Contact: Nicole Johnson,   or Phone: 210-227-2634
OKTOBERFEST in Fredericksburg
OKTOBERFEST is a colorful, festive celebration of Fredericksburg, Texas' German heritage which takes place Oct. 3-5. OKTOBERFEST has become an annual tradition around the world. OKTOBERFEST is a community event of family entertainment featuring four stages of continuous oompah music, local artisans, children's fun area ~ KinderPark, German Bier Tent, Oktoberfest Bier Tent and Oktoberfest Vineyard, OkTUBAfest, Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance , 42 (Domino) Tournament, delicious food and lots of cold drinks ... all weekend long! For more information on OKTOBERFEST, log-on www.oktoberfestinfbg.comor call 830-997-4810
2nd Annual Tango of the VinesA BON VIVANT FESTIVAL
Taste your way through a variety of Texas wines from the palate pleasers of local Texas Hill Country winemakers while tempting your taste buds with delectable bites offered by top local restaurants at the 2nd Annual Tango of the Vines to be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 6:30-10:30 pm. Like a perfect tango, wine & food are an excellent pairing for this adults-only benefit featuring live musical entertainment and a silent auction all for a significant cause. Proceeds will benefit the Amniotic Fluid Embolism Foundation and provides fund for research for amniotic fluid embolisms to seek prevention to reduce maternal and fetal death globally. Join us at the Witte Museum for an evening that you won’t soon forget. Tickets are $60 in advance ( and $100 for VIP.
On Tuesday, October 21 the Y.E.L.L. (Youth Engaging in Leadership & Learning) Foundation will host its 6th Annual Youth Summit at the AT&T Center. Doors will open at 8AM. This ONE-DAY event is open to middle and high school students living in Bexar county and surrounding cities. We expect more than 3,000 students in attendance. This San Antonio based non-profit hosts this summit each year to enlighten youth, challenge their minds, and provide educational programs that help them become successful leaders. We’re asking all parents and school administrators to support this event by allowing their students to attend. Registration is free and available on-site. Sign up by contacting Crystal Vasquez at There will be live entertainment, keynote speakers, general sessions, and a Future Fair featuring colleges, local corporations, and various organizations who will educate youths on how to prepare for the future. The Youth Summit is a great opportunity for students to meet their peers from other schools and to voice concerns about issues important to them. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit our facebook page at www.facebook/ FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Janie E. Lopez, (210)867-7083,
21st Annual Texas Mesquite Arts Festival
The 21st Annual Texas Mesquite Arts Festival takes place at Fredericksburg’s beautiful Market Square on October 10th - 12th. It’s free and open to the public. Hours are: Friday noon – 6pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 10:30 am – 3pm. Items will be available for purchase, with food and drinks sold on the grounds. The Mesquite Festival is a "Pet Friendly" event and "leashed friendly pets" are welcomed. Free parking available around the Market Square. For details please call 803-997-8515 or find us on Facebook
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association San Antonio Meeting Fundraising & Support Party
The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association San Antonio (CVMA TX State) will have a Meeting Fundraising & Support Party on Saturday Oct. 11th 4– 6pm at Gruene Harley Davidson 1288 TX 377 Loop, Gruene, TX. There will be discussion on support for CVMA TX State and The Fisher House. For details call Megan at Gruene HD at (830) 624-2473
Miles Against Melanoma
Miles Against Melanoma is having its inaugural fundraising event: The Miles Against Melanoma City Solve Scavenger Hunt. On Saturday Oct 25, 2014, we will all meet up at The Friendly Spot (942 S Alamo, San Antonio TX 78205) for a day of fun and chaos! Teams of 2 and 4 will be given clues and must race round downtown San Antonio/King William to solve within four hours. There is a catch though – you can only go on foot or VIA! Fastest teams with the most correct answers win prizes! We will also have door prizes and a costume contest. Food and libations will be available courtesy of The Friendly Spot. Tickets are at a special price if you use the promo code MAMSATX ($25 per person). Without this promo code, tickets are $40 a person and set to go up in August. Join us! You will run around like a “chicken with its head cut off!” But – you will enjoy it! To learn more about our mission: Proceeds will go to ThriveWell Cancer Foundation who empowers cancer patients and survivors to thrive. Register today!
Celebrate Texas Food & Wine
Join us from Noon - 7:00 pm on October 25th for The 24th Annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest; held in historic, downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, on Marktplatz (100 block of West Main Street). It is a full-course celebration of Texas food, wine, beer, music, specialty booths, food court and fun for all! Plus fabulous events: Friday's Celebration of Texas Food & Wine and Saturday's Patron Party on Marktplatz, Children under 12 are free! For details: www.fbgfoodandwinefest.comor 830-997-8515
Timeless Voices
The Carver Development Board presents “Timeless Voices” Saturday Oct. 25th, Lila Cockrell Theater. Featuring the musical talents of Eddie Levert of the O’Jays, Dennis Edwards of the Temptations, and Gerald Alston of the Manhattans. For ticket information call (210)207-2234 or logon to
49th Annual Utopia Arts and Crafts Fall Fair
The 49th annual Utopia Arts and Crafts Fall Fair will be Saturday, Nov. 1st from 9: a.m. - l 4 p.m. on the Town Square, Hwy 187 in Utopia. There is no admission or parking fee. Come and enjoy the beautiful countryside and visit over 60 booths of handmade arts and crafts, food, & music. The Silent Auction benefits local scholarships. For booth or other information, see our Facebook Page Utopia Arts & Crafts Fall Fair
Zion Lutheran Church‘s Fall Arts Festival
Come and do you Holiday shopping early! Saturday, November 1st from 10:00am-4:00pm at The Zion Lutheran Church‘s Fall Arts Festival located at 9944 Leslie Rd. (Loop 1604 & Braun Rd.)Over 60 vendors will have their handcrafted items for sale. These items include woodworking, art, jewelry, quilting, Christmas 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.
John F. Kennedy Alumni Class of 1969 45th Class Reunion
John F. Kennedy Alumni Class of 1969 Event: 45th Class Reunion Location: San Antonio Firefighter Banquet Hall at 8925 IH 10 West, San Antonio TX Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014. Time: 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm Music & Entertainment: D.J. Paul Segura Jr. Tickets: $20 for singles, $30.00 per couple ** Beer, set-ups, sodas, water, and snacks will be sold. BYOB. No outside food will be allowed. Reunion Dance Tickets: Sylvia Fernandez-Avalos (210) 865-8871 or Reunion Table Reservations: Angie Hernandez Guitron (210) 291-5297 or
Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1974
The Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1974 will celebrate their 40th reunion on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The reunion will be held at the Embassy Suites NW located at 7750 Briaridge Road, San Antonio, TX. Cost is $100 per person through Nov. 7 and $125 at door. For additional information, please contact Pam Wilson at 210.373.8415. For details contact: Pam Wilson – 210.373.8415. Go Mighty Mustangs!!!!
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