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Posted: February 13, 2013

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September in Travis Park is full of family fun events – all FREE!
Come out the entire month of September to Travis Park for free Family Fun!! A little of everything for everyone, pet adoptions, music, food and more. In case of inclement weather, notifications will be posted on the Travis Park and Facebook page. Please be alert for any updates
Did you know that 1 in 5 kids in America struggle with hunger, but we can solve this. When we make breakfast happen for kids in our neighborhood, we have the power to end childhood hunger. Create bigger, brighter school days, and healthier minds and bodies. Go to HUNGERIS.ORG to lend your time
Briscoe Western Art Museum: Accepting applications for its 2016 Docent Class
The Briscoe Western Art Museum is accepting applications for its 2016 docent class. Tour the West and share your love of art and history with others. Information and applications available at Questions? Call Jenny Chowning, Head of Education & Programs at 210.299.
15th Annual Wild Game Dinner to benefit the Floresville Fire Department
Join us from 6pm to 1am on Saturday, September 10th at the Floresville Event Center on Hwy 97 west, in Floresville for15th Annual Wild Game Dinner to benefit the Floresville Fire Department. There will be music, and auction, silent auctions, great wild game and much more. All funds raised go towards the purchase of firefighting equipment. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 830-391-4088
Dancing with Shadows the unique works of Gilberto Tarin
Centro Cultural Aztlan is proud to showcase the unique works of Gilberto Tarin in the exhibit Dancing with Shadows. This exhibit showcases paintings and mixed media works portraying Tarin’s reactions to the Vietnam War. His darkly surrealistic, expressionist works portray torturous inner conflicts and emotional struggles. Centro Cultural Aztlan invites the public to the opening reception Friday, August 12th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibit continues in Galería Expresión through September 9th, 2016. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., details a
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Construction Alert
Starting the week of June 6th the main and service entrances at the cemetery will be closed for 90 – 120 days due to construction. To access the only entrance to the cemetery, visitors need to take Winans Road to Nursery Road and then turn into the cemetery at San Antonio Blvd. The cemetery will be moving building #1 and resurfacing San Antonio Blvd. And, building #2 will be remodeled to have public restrooms and an information center. Shelter #1 will be closed during the construction. The Gravesite Locator Kiosk currently located at the front entrance will be unavailable until construction is complete. Those with computer access can log on to: or use a smartphone to locate specific gravesite locations. The mobile online app is available To locate a Veteran’s burial site, click on the underlined Cemetery link, select Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, and then type in the Veteran’s name. Public restrooms at the front of the cemetery will be located in the small mobile building next to the warehouse behind the old administration building near Shelter #5. For more details please contact Ms. Elfrieda Robinson, Cemetery Director or Mr. Aubrey David at (210) 820-3891.
San Antonio Herb Society September Meeting
San Antonio Herb Society September Meeting Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 pm. Our speaker will be Shari Anderson. Shari is a clinical herbalist and owner of Omni Star Farms in Boerne. She has been involved in the cultivation, study of, and teaching of herbal healing since 1979. Shari's formal Botanical studies include studies with the American Herbalist Guild, course work with the Rock Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and Dr. Christopher's school of Natural Healing. She will be speaking on the Herbal Remedies for Pain and Stress and will bring a selection of special preparations to sell; her presentation will provide an amazing wealth of remedies that plants and herbs can offer. The meeting will be held at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Check out the Herb Society website at
San Antonio Walk for PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)
Join us on Saturday, September 10, 7:30 am at OP Schnabel Park, Graff Pavilion for the Greater San Antonio Community Walk for PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) to raise awareness and funds for research and education in PKD and organ donation.. Enjoy our live DJ, great food, door prizes for registered attendees, and a penny dash for children. Playground is available for children. Visits from mascots will be present to cheer on walkers/runners (1 mile and 3 mile routes). This event is an excellent opportunity for networking and education for patients and family members. No registration fee. Participants who raise a minimum of $100 will receive an official San Antonio Walk for PKD event t-shirt as well as opportunity to win prizes donated by Mia Hamm, James Avery and more. For more information and to register, go to If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Patti O’Grady Ruffin, volunteer, San Antonio Walk for PKD Coordinator, or 210-414-6614.
Sheynanygan’s 2 Car show & Fundraiser for Ferrari kids, Autism, and Armed Forces
Join us Saturday Sept 10th, 10 am at Shenanygans 2 Sports Bar 8827 State HWY 151 for a Car show & Fundraiser benefiting Ferrari Kids, Autism, and Armed Forces. There will be concessions for sale including: Pulled pork, burgers, hot dogs, beverages, slushies, and more. Roll-in starts: 7AM-10AM (Pre-registered/registration) &SHOW HOURS: 10AM-4PM (Spectators). Spectator’s entry fee: $5 kids under 5 free. Advance vehicle registration $25. For details and registration: POC Antwuan Jamison, Email: & Phone: 931-551-5263
Lytle Memorial VFW Post 12041 Presents “Freedom Fest”
Come and join us Saturday Sept. 10th, 9am, at John Lott City Park, Lytle, Texas for “Freedom Fest”. At 9am join us for our Freedom Walk comemorating 9-11-01. There will be a BBQ contest with a $1000.00 Grand Prize( Total payout to the cookoff is $6000.00 , grand prize $1000.00 and reserve $750.00 ) and numerous vendors and fun for all including music all day. At 5:30 pm a Free BBQ meal will be provided bt Rudy’s BBQ to all veterans and families. Interested vendors please call 210.870.4163, BBQ contestants 210.870.4162, all others 965.645.6343. VFW Lytle Memorial Post 12041 is dedicated to our Motto - We honor the dead by helping the living – We are committed to helping our fellow Comrades and Sisters and we actively participate in the communities that surround our Post Home.Contact Larry Sanders, Post Commander at 956-645-6343, Logon:
32nd Annual Kolache Festival
The 32nd Annual Kolache Festival is scheduled on the square in downtown Caldwell, Texas on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9am to 5:00pm. Admission is free. The day-long Kolache Festival features continuous entertainment on one main stage, featuring several bands including The Shiner Hobo Band and the Praha Brothers. Chris Rybak and the Fritz Hodde and the Fabulous Six will be playing at the North Stage (Corner Main & Fox St). 200 plus juried arts and crafts vendors scattered throughout the festival. Please do not bring your pets. For more information visit or call (979) 567-0000.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Home Run Derby
Big Brothers Big Sisters is having our 2nd Annual Home Run Derby! You don’t need to be a swinger to help out the kids in your neighborhood, just come and join the fun filled day at the Kerrville Little League Baseball Fields on Saturday, September 17th from 11am to 4pm. (3720 on HWY Texas 27; across the street from the Ag Barns). It’s fun, outdoor action for the whole family and the best part is that it’s free! There will be food and drinks available for purchase and all sales proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Hill Country. Contact Brianna Jones at or call 830-257-2447 to sign up your team!
Native San Antonio, a festival for all things native in San Antonio
Join us Saturday Sept 17th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Land Heritage Institute; 1349 Neal Road. AIT Presents Native San Antonio, a festival for all things native in San Antonio. Free family fun! Come for the native tree giveaways, stay for the arts and crafts, native dance performances, and hayrides. Native artwork and medicine will be for sale, as well as food and drink. Go on a guided nature hike and connect with the local native community. This event is brought to you by A.I.T, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development. The festival will include dance theatre performances, native storytelling; guided hikes along the Chaparral Trail; native artwork, wickerwork, jewelry, and leatherwork for sale; native salves and tinctures for sale; hayrides, children’s arts and crafts, and hot rock cooking with archaeologists from Texas A&M. Contact Person For Event: Isaac Cardenas,, 2102274940. Website for event/organization: A.I.T.’s website ; L.H.I.’s website
Artists from throughout the region will gather in Historic District and Surrounding Arean Comfort, Texas on Saturday September 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To demonstrate, show and sell their works at the Comfort Art Festival. The show spotlights works of Hill Country artists in a variety of media, from oil paintings and drawings to jewelry, photography and textiles, and celebrates their unique artistic inspirations and talents. Artists will have displays at merchants, wineries and the distillery in Comfort and the surrounding area. For more information on the Comfort Art Festival, visit or contact Julie Kuykendall, event chairman, at or 407-595-6859.
Down Syndrome Association of South Texas’ Buddy Walk
You might be surprised to hear that people with Down syndrome go to college… succeed at jobs… contribute to the arts… and enjoy fulfilling lives! But negative stereotypes can limit opportunities for people with Down syndrome… preventing them from reaching their full potential. You can open doors for people with Down syndrome and start a chain reaction of acceptance and inclusion in your community by joining the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas’ Buddy Walk on Saturday, September 24th, at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. Learn more at 210.349.4372 or visit and click on Buddy Walk
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 details at:
The Children’s Shelter hosts bi-weekly inquiry meetings for Foster Care and Adoption
Are you an individual or family interested in becoming a licensed foster care or adoptive family? The Children’s Shelter hosts bi-weekly inquiry meetings that provide information on how you can help and become a therapeutic foster care or adoptive family. Join The Children’s Shelter to learn more by visiting or call 210.212.2590. The dates for The Children’s Shelter foster care and adoption inquiry meetings:    , September 20th, October 4th  and 18th, November 8th and 22th, December 6th and 20 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2939 West Woodlawn.
Immunization Records No Longer Available at Metro Health Downtown Location
Immunizations records will no longer be sold at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District downtown building located at 332 W. Commerce as of today. The immunizations clinic, located inside the Frank Garrett Community Center at 1226 NW 18th Street, will be the sole location to obtain an immunization record. In order to obtain an immunization record from Metro Health, solicitants must meet ALL the following requirements: Immunization must have occurred in the state of Texas, Immunization records must have been provided to San Antonio Metro Health District through City of San Antonio clinics or City-affiliated health providers, Provide proof of identification with an official form of ID, Parents will need to show proof of relationship (i.e.: birth certificate), and Pay $5 immunization record fee. For more information on immunization records, please call 210-207-8711.
Bethel Prevention Coalition
Bethel Prevention Coalition is working to create a safe, healthy, drug free community by providing monthly prevention awareness activities for youth 12 to 17 in the 78218 target area. For more information contact Program Director Commissioner Keely Petty at 210.651.3331 or visit
Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church26th Annual Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair
The 26th Annual Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, 16245 Nacogdoches Rd. Admission is free. All craft items are handmade. Approximately 50 vendors will be present. The fair is sponsored by the Women of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church. The proceeds from this fair will fund mission projects locally, nationally, and around the world. Vendor applications are available on the church For information please contact Sheila Clark email: or 210-653-5331 home & 830-660-8350 cell
Southwest High School Class of 1976 40th Reunion
The Class of 1976 from Southwest High School is celebrating their 40th High School Reunion and wish to invite all former classmates. The event will take place on Saturday October 1st Hermann Sons, 525 S St Mary’s, beginning at 5 pm until Midnight. The cost is $25 per person until September 5th. Tickets sold after that date will increase to $35 per person. All tickets will be sold in advance. Come and join the fun! Get reacquainted and enjoy dinner and dancing. If you have any questions, please address them via email to
Bike MS Valero Ride to the River
At Bike MS it’s not just the miles that matter, it’s the unforgettable journey. Bike MS Valero Ride to the River, presented by H-E-B, October 1st and 2nd is a two-day 150+ mile journey taking cyclists through scenic South Texas. The premier fundraising cycling series in the U.S., Bike MS is for anyone seeking a personal challenge and a world free of multiple sclerosis. Register today at and fuel the progress that will help people with MS live their best lives. Don’t just ride, Bike MS
4th Annual Central Texas Strollathon
The Strollathon program, signature fundrais-ing event will take place Saturday Oct 8th at OP Schnabel Park 9606 Bandera Road This event has been bringing families together to fundraise and to strengthen the local Rett community since 2004. These events are planned and executed by dedicated volunteers and committees in each community with support from staff. These events have raised over $10 million in the last 12 years. Anyone can participate in the Strollathon, including people of all ages and fitness levels. Participants are encouraged to form teams of co-workers, friends and family to build a united front and raise funds. Hundreds of strollers and rollers, teams, and sponsors will participate in more than 24 locations throughout the country. For more details or Courtney Bernal 210-843-6226
38th ANNUAL CATTLE BARON’S GALA Benefiting the American Cancer Society
Join us at the American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Gala on October 8th for a one-of-a-kind evening, featuring great food, live entertainment by CMA Award Winning Little Big Town, dancing, a spectacular auction, and much more. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer. The Cattle Baron’s Gala this year is chaired by the leadership team from Methodist Healthcare Tickets are $250 per person. Table sponsorships begin at $2,500. Details at
Aid the Silent, a Boerne-based organization that supports the deaf and hard-of-hearing (HOH) community, is hosting its 2nd annual 5K walk/run on Saturday, October 22nd presented by the Ear Institute of Texas to take place at Main Plaza in the heart of the historic downtown Boerne. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Registration for deaf/HOH runners is free with a valid audiogram. For those who cannot make the race, but would still like to support its cause, a virtual run is available. Sponsorship of deaf/HOH runners and corporate sponsorships are welcome. More information is available at Contact: Denise Marcos, 830.249.1744, or
Nothing But Nets PSA Campaign: Help Save Lives From Malaria
Now in its tenth year, Nothing But Nets is the world's largest, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease which claims the life of a child every two minutes. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Nothing But Nets has raised $60 million to help deliver nearly ten million bed nets to families in need, along with other crucial malaria interventions. In addition to raising funds for its UN partners, Nothing But Nets raises awareness and voices to advocate for critical malaria funding for the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It only costs $10 to help save lives from this deadly disease. Visit  defeat malaria.
Medina Valley High School classmates and Faculty Reunion from 1961-1981
Huge MVHS multi year Reunion coming- Calling all Medina Valley High School classmates and Faculty from 1961-1981 contact information for invitation purposes for our multi year reunion on October 22, 2016 is needed as invitations are going out. Please submit your contact information to include your name (ladies please include maiden name), address and year of graduation to our dedicated email address @ or may send to P.O. Box 423 Castroville, TX. 78009. Visit our Facebook page @ MVmultiyear reunion and please share this with all classmates you know.
Harlandale High School Class of 1976 40th Class Reunion
The Harlandale High School Class of 1976 will be holding their 40th reunion on October 8th at the Tropicana Hotel in downtown. We are spreading the word to all Indians who are not aware of this event and checkout our Facebook page. So, we would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who is or knows an Indian to get them to respond to our (Harlandale HS "BICENTENNIAL" Senior Class of 1976. Contact any of the following classmates who are on the reunion committee for the event: Marie “Eloy” Aragon Salinas, Cindy Mitchell, or Alex Ayala Point of Contact: Marie "Eloy" Aragon Salinas. (210) 557-8415/ Home (210) 661-6881
Office of the City Clerk Provides Passport Services
With Summer drawing to a close, now is the perfect time to prepare for your future travel! The Office of the City Clerk invites U.S. citizens to apply for their passport with minimal wait time and no appointment necessary. Citizens can apply for a passport and have their passport photo taken at the Municipal Archives & Records Facility located at 719 S. Santa Rosa. The Municipal Archives & Records Facility is ADA-accessible and offers free parking. As an added benefit, the facility is located next to the Vital Records Office should individuals require a certified copy of their Long Form Birth Certificate. The U.S. Department of State requires a completed DS-11 Application, proof of U.S. Citizenship (such as U.S. Birth Certificate or Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship), valid identification and one passport photo. The U.S. Department of State also requires a check or money order for their fees. For more information on passport services, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (210) 207-7253 or call (210) 207-4214 to secure an appointment. Additionally, save the date for Saturday Passport/Vital Records Day on Saturday, Oct. 22nd
Sons of Serendip will grace the stage of the Empire Theatre
Sons of Serendip will grace the stage of the Empire Theatre Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30pm. The Sons of Serendip performance will take the place of previously scheduled Julian Bliss Septet: A Tribute to Benny Goodman. Tickets previously sold for Julian Bliss will be honored at the Sons of Serendip performance, including Dinner and a Performance packages. For more information on our renowned nonprofit organization, visit
MORE THAN 85-HUNDRED CHILDREN HAVE LOST A PARENT IN MILITARY-SERVICE, SINCE "9-11". AMERICA'S SOLDIERS DIED FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM--AND THEIR CHILDREN CONTINUE TO SUFFER THE LOSS. "SNOWBALL EXPRESS" HONORS THE CHILDREN OF FALLEN SOLDIERS--HEROES WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. WE CAN NEVER ADEQUATELY EXPRESS GRATITUDE FOR THE SACRIFICE THAT OUR SOLDIERS HAVE MADE. BUT, WE CAN REMEMBER THEM, AND HONOR THEM--BY GIVING BACK, TO THEIR CHILDREN. LEARN MORE AT WWW.SNOWBALLEXPRESS.ORG 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 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 or e-mail