What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of March 10-13, 2022

San Antonio — spring forward this weekend –adjust your clocks 1 hour ahead








Building Buddies 10AM

Grab your hard hat and put on your safety vest — the Building Buddies need your help! The Building Buddies traveling exhibition portrays a small community where everyone is busy working on their homes. Different characters, “buddies”, invite young children to play, explore, collaborate, create and learn while improving the “neighborhood”. The exhibition is a playful and iconic interactive immersive environment. The durable modular design of the exhibit is easy to assemble and can be configured to fit various space configurations. The DoSeum, $14

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM, every day through May 01, 2022. (210) 212-4453

info@thedoseum.org https://www.thedoseum.org






Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center Address: 11745 I-10W

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE The Pearl is now charging for parking!

Community Summer Workout Series including yoga, Zumba and boot camp. 9AM FREE

The community Summer Workout Series is a weekly outdoor workout series that will run throughout the summer. Each week a different workout class will be held including yoga, Zumba and boot camp. Our series is fantastic for beginners to get started, to help you get back into the groove, or a fun way to meet new people and exercise. Build your strength, endurance, and have fun with the Bienestar Summer Workout Series! All ages and ability levels are welcome! LABOR STREET PARK, 436 LABOR ST




Join us Saturday, March 12th from 10 AM to 3 PM at Hemisfair to celebrate 20 years of service to the San Antonio Community at the 20th Annual Solar Fest!Solar Fest is the perfect opportunity to celebrate with the community at this free, fun, family-friendly festival that will include a variety of activities and engaging opportunities to learn about energy efficiency and how to stay engaged with our great city. LOCATED @ HEMISPHERE PLAZA

15th Annual Fest Of Tails - Kite Festival & Dog Fair McAllister 10AM FREE

Come out and celebrate spring with family fun in the park at the 15th Annual Fest Of Tails! Fest Of Tails is a free kite festival and dog fair set for Saturday, March 12th from 10 AM – 4 PM at McAllister Park. In honor of our 15th year, we’re introducing “Tour de Tails,” a bicycle ride along the Salado Creek Greenway that ends at Fest Of Tails - begin at Lady Bird Johnson Trailhead (3 miles) or Hardberger Trailhead (10 miles) and cruise your way to McAllister Park with groups led by SATX Social Ride volunteers! ActivateSA and SA Babes On Bikes will be distributing trail maps and highlighting safety practices and trail etiquette. AT THE FEST: - Kite demonstrations and family kite flying - Pooch Parade and Costume Contest presented by H-E-B! Costume Contest categories include Best Dressed Dog, Most Resembles Owner, and Best In Show. Parade begins at 12:30 PM - register here: https://bit.ly/3oNxlRb - All-ages bicycle safety course hosted by Ghisallo Cycling Initiative - Stationary roller races with San Antonio Gold Sprints hosted near the Pump Track at McAllister Park - Pet adoptions with Animal Defense League - City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Mobile Fit Unit - Sweet treats, festival fare, live music, and more! This event welcomes kite, dog, and cycling enthusiasts from near and far! All guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch the spectacular sky views and meet new furry friends. Fest Of Tails has events and activities for the entire family. McAllister Park is a beautiful scene filled with live entertainment, various food options, a variety of vendors, and more! For all dog enthusiasts, pet products, treats, and clothing will be available for purchase. Information on pet registration, vaccinations, rescues, and more, will also be available through various participating animal welfare organizations and businesses. As always, Fest Of Tails is 100% FREE to the public! We encourage families to bring the kids & the pups and come enjoy a day of family fun in the park! The San Antonio Parks Foundation would like to thank all official sponsors of Fest of Tails: H-E-B, News4 SA, Texas Public Radio, Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, iHeart Radio, and City of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department. (210) 614-8977

Memorial Festival and Open Car Show Event 11AM

FREE ADMISSION, PROCEEDS Benefits the families of SAPD’s Fallen Officers. NO PETS, ALCOHOL, or SMOKING ALLOWED. LOCATED @ 12200 SE Loop 410 https://sapoa.org/memorial-festival-2022/

Grab N Go: Symbiosis 11AM FREE

Stop by our table in the Children’s Nature Play Area or one of the Greeter’s tables to pick up a Grab-N-Go kit filled with activities to help you explore the park. This month’s theme is symbiosis, which is the relationship or interaction between two different organisms that live together. These relationships can be beneficial, neutral, or parasitic! This kit contains information about the animal and plant relationships you can observe here in the park. It also includes a related craft activity to make and a yummy snack recipe! Come say hi and grab a kit!

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, 2104927472 admin@philhardbergerpark.org


Art in the Park: Micro Drawing 1PM FREE

Join us for an exercise in artistic observation and documentation! No Art Experience Necessary! Meet at the Outdoor Salado Classroom. Once gathered the class will walk around the east side of the park and find a spot to capture in watercolors. Encounter the tree that inspired Mayor Phil Hardberger, explore the Borrow Pit, and learn a little bit about these unique features here at Phil Hardberger Park. For Teens and Adults who like to be outdoors and be creative! Weather permitting. Class limited to 15 participants. Registration required. Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, 2104927472 admin@philhardbergerpark.org


50th Annual St. Louis Society Wild Game Dinner 5pm

It is that time of year again. For The 50th Annual St. Louis Society Wild Game Dinner is just around the corner. This year’s dinner is being held at 5pm on Saturday, March 12th, on the bank of the Medina River at Koenig Park in Castroville. The menu will consist of 11 items including BBQ Hog, fried catfish, chicken & dumplings, rabbit, venison chili, calf fries, and our famous salad bar. During the course of the evening, we will have a raffle, silent auction and live auction (which usually gets quite entertaining). The dinner will start at 5:00 pm and our auction usually begins around 7:00 pm, the majority of the proceeds from the dinner go to scholarships for our youth. Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased by calling Lisa Ellis at 210-6551031.

2nd Saturday Pop-Up Market at Main Plaza 6PM FREE

Join SA Local Market every 2nd Saturday of the month for a pop-up market and free, family fun. Shopping from over 20 local, San Antonio artisans and makers; the award-winning Cathedral Light show San Antonio|The Saga; live music; food and drinks from Blue Star Ice House. 6-10pm, every second Saturday of the month. Main Plaza 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM,


Night Prowl: Wildlife at Dusk 630PM FREE

Join us for an educational guided hike led by Park Naturalist Jewell Lee Cozort and Education Coordinator David Jimenez. This hike will take place at dusk. Meet at the Urban Ecology Center. If you’ve ever wanted to explore the park in the dark and learn about what our wildlife does at night when they’re most active, this is a great opportunity. Learn about nocturnal wildlife in the park, such as bats, ringtails, and moths. If we’re lucky, we’ll see some in person! Registration is required. Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, 2104927472 admin@philhardbergerpark.org

www.philhardbergerpark.org Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy


THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE: The Pearl is now charging for parking!

Interested in volunteering? The San Antonio Food Bank needs your help

The San Antonio Food Bank is asking the community to help sign up for volunteer shifts throughout the summer to keep up with the demand for food assistance.

The San Antonio Food Bank’s volunteer opportunities range from being in the sorting room, warehouse, garden, farm areas, community kitchen, and even at the off-site community kitchen at Haven for Hope. Whether you’re an individual, group, or company there are many opportunities to volunteer. Join us and choose a volunteer opportunity at: www.safoodbank.org/volunteer

Blood donations, especially types O negative and positive, are still urgently needed

Health officials said there is not enough blood on hand to treat trauma cases and patients who need emergency surgeries and procedures. The facilities are open during daylight hours. Same-day appointments and walk-in donations are being accepted. Officials said donors can call 210-731-5590 for information or to make an appointment, or they can visit SouthTexasBlood.org.

San Antonio River Authority Battle of the Paddle 2022 - March 19, 2022 1pm-6pm at Helton Nature Park

The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority), together with the San Antonio River Foundation, is excited to launch the 2022 San Antonio River Basin Paddling Race Series. Experienced paddling racers from all over are invited to participate in 4 competitive paddling races throughout the year held along multiple sections of the beautiful San Antonio River Basin from the world-famous San Antonio River Walk to the historic community of Goliad. Each race covers a different distance and will provide new challenges certain to excite competitive paddle racers. The San Antonio River Basin Paddling Race Series was designed in the spirit of the Texas Water Safari, just on a smaller scale. Awards ceremonies with prizes for the top three finishers in each category will be held following every race! Sign up here.

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