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Posted: August 16, 2016

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IS HERE Oct 3rd

ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, CHIEF WILLIAM MCMANUS OF THE SAN ANTONIO POLICE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES ALL OF OUR CITIZENS TO COME TOGETHER IN A CITY WIDE STANCE AGAINST CRIME.

WE ARE TAKING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT TO ANOTHER LEVEL. LIGHT UP YOUR HOME OR OFFICE BUILDING IN BLUE TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. LETS MAKE SA A SAFER PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY. 

GO TO WWW.SANANTONIO.GOV, FOR MORE INFO.

 

Big Brothers & Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Sept 22 & 23

Join us to make a difference in a child's life. Bowl for Kids' Sake is a fun and easy way for you and your company, friends, or family to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you care about kids and can spare an hour to have fun with your friends, then Bowl for Kids' Sake is for you! Bandera Bowl Friday 7-9pm, & Saturday 2-4pm & 5-7pm 6700 Huebner Rd Please contact Stephen Oakes with any questions-(210) 225-6322 | soakes@bigmentor.org

 

Walk to End Alzheimer's Kickoff Party and registration drive! 

 

Join us Wednesday Sept 28th 4pm at Wrigleyville Grill (602 NW Loop 410, 78216) for a free, family friendly event that will include great food, music and door prizes! We will help you register your team and each team that registers will get some great Walk to End Alzheimer's swag! There will also be raffles, tickets are $1 and the prizes include Samson Expedition Express portable PA system, Samson headphones, Sam Ash T-shirts, ball caps and more! 

 

Sam Ash Music and Wrigleyville grill are proud sponsors of The Walk to End Alzheimer's Kickoff Party and Registration Drive! Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! This year's Walk to End Alzheimer's is being held at Palo Alto College Saturday, October 21st. When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. Call Angela Perez at 210-530-9777 f or more information.

St. Mary Magdalen School’s 75th Anniversary 

St. Mary Magdalen School is elated to celebrate our 75th Anniversary this October. We would like to invite each of you to our Gala Festivities. Please take a moment to visit our website http://smms75thanniversarygala.com and RSVP. If you have ever attended St. Mary Magdalen or are one of our Alumni, please contact Deniece.juarez@stmmsa.org to update your contact information so that we can continue to share your achievements, joys, and milestones through life. You have been a part of our history, now be a part of our Future. 

 

SA SIBS OFFERS FREE PROGRAM FOR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF SIBLINGS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 

Eva’s Heroes is encouraging brothers and sisters, who are 18 and older and who have a sibling with special needs, to register now for the organization’s free SA Sibs program that begins August 19 with a meet-and-greet at Paramour. SA Sibs offers monthly sessions that include discussion activities, social outings, games and opportunities to make new friends. Thursday, October 5: Beer, Bacon & Bingo! 6-9 p.m. Alamo Beer Company Come join us to play some bingo, win some swag, and enjoy hot, fresh bacon. Sprinkle a little sibling trivia in the mix for some family-fun entertainment. Saturday, October 21: Coffee @ Rosella 9-11 a.m. Savor a delicious cup of coffee from local coffee shop, Rosella, while you connect with other sibs. All ages are welcome. Saturday, November 18: Coffee @ Rosella 9-11 a.m. Savor a delicious cup of coffee from local coffee shop, Rosella, while you connect with other sibs. All ages are welcome. Friday, November 24: Ford Holiday River Parade 6-9 p.m. Happy Holidays from Eva’s Heroes. What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to participate in San Antonio’s Riverwalk Lighting Ceremony and Parade. Join us on our Elf movie themed float to take us along the parade route. All you have to do is show up and remember: “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” - Buddy the Elf *Limited number of spaces available. December 2: Christmas Caroling: Location TBD. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. “It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeaaaarrr!” Let’s go Christmas caroling! La Fleur Transportation will take us to four to five different locations around San Antonio to spread some Christmas cheer. Music and lyrics will be provided for your convenience. Bring your brother and sister and have a jolly good time. December 16: Coffee @ Rosella 9-11 a.m. Savor a delicious cup of coffee from local coffee shop, Rosella, while you connect with other sibs. All ages are welcome. To register, visit www.evasheroes.org and look for SA Sibs under the Programs section or call (210) 694-9090.

 

SApets.com Reuniting lost pets  

SApets.com just celebrated 10 years of helping the lost, found, pound, and adoptable pets of San Antonio, and they are helping with displaced Harvey pets logon to www.TexasFloodPets.com If your pet is lost then come to www.SApets.com and view the home page which lists current pets at the San Antonio ACS. Also while at SApets.com 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. SApets.com also lists adoptable pets from several San Antonio pet rescue organizations. A new feature to SApets.com is the listing of the ACS pets that are at the Brooks kennel including maps of how to get to that kennel. Donations to SApets.com are welcome in order to help with the fees such as the annual ACS fee. SApets.com 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 www.sapets.com or e-mail Jay@Jay-Pennington.com 

 

Child Prodigies: Where Are They Now” Performance Kicks Off 20th Season of Musical Bridges Around the World on Oct. 1 at San Fernando Cathedral 

Musical Bridges Around the World kicks off its 20th season with its Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando concerts with “Child Prodigies: Where Are They Now” featuring San Antonio’s former child prodigies: Nancy Zhou, violin, 1st prize winner of the 2009 Johansen International Competition and the 2009 Chinese International Violin Competition; Daniel Anastasio, piano, graduate of Juilliard School of Music and currently finishing his doctorate of musical arts at Stony Brook University; Veronica Williams, mezzo-soprano, graduate of Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music; and Yvonne Freckmann, composer, commissioned to present original work by MBAW. She is also a recipient of the Fulbright Full Grant for the Netherlands multimedia composition at the Royal Conservatoire. 7-9 p.m. Sunday, October 1. San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza, 78205. Admission is free. A Meet the Artists dessert reception will follow the concert. For more info, visit www.musicalbridges.orgor call (210) 464-1534

 

Littlegrass Ranch to host first Texas ChuteOut in Boerne  

Littlegrass Ranch to host first Texas ChuteOut in Boerne will hosts the First Annual Texas ChuteOut, a Western style rodeo, sanctioned by the Professional Wild Horse Racing Association on Saturday, Sept 30, 2017–1 pm and 7 pm. Sunday, Oct 1, 2017–2 pm. It will take place at the Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Rd., Boerne, TX. MAIN EVENTS: Wild Horse Racing, Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Mutton Bustin',Steer Dressing & Calf Dressing (yes, in clothing).World Famous Trick Roper Kevin Fitzpatrick will be on hand along with Vendors, Cowboy Church, & Military Appreciation. Hosted by & benefitting Littlegrass Ranch, Inc., whose mission is to create a transitional sanctuary where victims of domestic abuse–with their children, horses, livestock, and pets–can develop a plan to rebuild their lives? For detailed schedule, vendor applications, and volunteer opportunities, visit www.TexasChuteOut.com CONTACT: Christie Kitchens, Info@littlegrassranch.org, 888-547-9393

 

My Princess & Me St. PJ’s Benefit Event  

Terry Folawn, creator of My Princess and Me, has spent the last 10 years refining her vision to strengthen the mother-daughter bond while teaching our children empathy and compassion for others. She has now entrusted My Princess and Me to St PJ’s and we are privileged to have the opportunity to continue Terry’s magical vision. In order to ensure St. PJ’s can continue to provide a safe home for the most vulnerable children in our community, we ask for your support of this year’s My Princess & Me event being held Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Tobin.For more information about My Princess and Me check out our website and our Facebook page for up to date information. Tickets are $40 and sponsorships are available. Please contact Angie Hernandez for more information ahernandez@ccaosa.org

 

27th Annual Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair 

The 27th Annual Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, October 7th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, 16245 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX 78247. Admission is free. All craft items are handmade. Approximately 60 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 website: www.holytrinitypres.org. For information, please contact: Sheila Clark, Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair Coordinator Ds.sanantonio@gmail.com 210-653-5331 home 

 

9th Annual “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble 

Sign-up today for the 9th Annual “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m., Republic Golf Club, 4226 SE Military Dr., this event sells out every year!! Join us for the most unique golfing experience with championship blind golfers who come to San Antonio from all over the USA, Canada, Scotland and England to play in the American Blind Golf National Championship Tournament. It is then followed with the “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble where sighted golfers are paired with blind golfers. Put together a team – or sign up individually – be prepared to be awe-inspired and have the best golfing experience you have ever had!!!! All proceeds benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired- blind children’s programs. Boxed lunch at noon – shotgun at 12:45. For information, visit www.salighthouse.org/events

 

9th Annual Weston Wright “Lighting the Way” 5K/10K Run/Walk 

Sign up today for the 9th Annual Weston Wright “Lighting the Way” 5K/10K Run/Walk: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:00 – 10:30 a.m., McAllister Park- Pavilion 2, 13102 Jones-Maltsberger Rd., and join twelve-year-old Weston Wright, and his Lighthouse friends in this wonderful annual event –Check-in begins at 7:00 A.M. race starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. at McAllister Park – Pavilion 2 and proceeds through the newly-paved trails. All proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired - blind children’s programs. The event is chip-timed and managed by iRun – food, drinks, face painting, prizes and medals. Don’t miss the opportunity to support the San Antonio Lighthouse while spending quality-time with friends and family as you participate together. Strollers and pets welcome!!!! For information and registration, visit www.salighthouse.org/events

 

For the Kids Dance Marathon at UTSA’S Annual Zumba-thon!

Join us Friday Oct 13th @ 6:30pm-8:30 for a high-energy dance party and is a ton of fun! UTSA students and the general public are invited to participate in our high energy dancing event. FTK Zumba includes dancing, food, a ring toss, and costume contest. This year’s theme is slumber Party and all of the profits from this event go to children and their families in San Antonio that are battling pediatric cancer. Contact information (979) 743-1410 and via email is ftkcommunityengagement@gmail.com

 

Pease Middles School Fall Fiesta and Open Air Market

On Saturday, November 4th between 10am and 2pm, Pease Middle school will be hosting a Fall Festival and Open Air Market in their parking at 201 Hunt Ln. 78245. Food, fun and direct vendors and families will be selling their items in the parking lot. School organizations from Pease MS, Stevens High School, Ed Cody Elementary, Murnin Elementary, Hatchett Elementary and Adams Hill Elementary will be hosting activities and games for the family. Food and Drinks will also be available. All proceeds from the Festival will go to support student reward initiatives at Pease Middle School. If you are interested in renting a table for $25 in order to sell your items please contact Scott Hutcheson at scott.hutcheson@nisd.net with your information.

More information will be available on the school’s website:

www.nisd.net/pease

 

2017 Air Show and Open House 

The 2017 Joint Base San Antonio Air Show and Open House is free and open to the public Nov. 4-5 at JBSA-Lackland Kelly Field Annex. 10 a.m. Airshow Gates Open5 p.m. Gates Close. During the rehearsal day Nov. 3, Gold Star families and Wounded Warrior families will have air show access. D.o.D. cardholders are also invited to the rehearsal Nov. 3. No coolers or pets. Lawn chairs are welcomed.WEBSITE: http://www.jbsa.mil/Home/2017-JBSA-Air-Show-and-Open-House/ 

 

Project HOPE  

The most dangerous day for a baby is the first day of life. In those first 24 hours – babies born in poverty zones are dying from infections…pneumonia…malnutrition. But they don’t have to die. For nearly 60 years, Project HOPE has been working around the world to save the lives of mothers and babies at risk. Training local healthcare workers. Delivering medicines and medical supplies. Giving newborns the healthy start they need to survive and thrive. Make sure her first day of life is not her last.To volunteer or learn more about Project HOPE's efforts to save newborns now, visit projecthope.org 

  

Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace 

Are you on disability and looking to get back to work? We can help. Since 1995, the non-profit organization, NTI has been helping Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace. Offering training and mentoring, NTI has successfully guided thousands of individuals with disabilities in work at home roles with Fortune 500 organizations nationwide. Be a part. Call 877-248-8912, that’s 877-248-8912 to learn more or Visit N-T-I-Central-dot-org-slash-apply for a work at home position today. 

 

Foundation Fighting Blindness  

Imagine what it’s like to be active your whole life and then find out you’re going blind, and you have age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. Sight is precious, but there are treatments for some forms of AMD are available, and research for additional treatments is underway. Call the FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS TODAY AT 1-800-BLINDNESS (1 800 254-6363) for a free packet on reversing or managing AMD. Or, go to the website fightblindness.org, where I found so much helpful information, or again, call 1-800-BLINDNESS today! 

 

The ABCs of Sun Protection 

Most of us like to be out in the sun. That’s why sunscreen and other safety measures are key to protecting your skin from aging and cancer. The FDA recommends using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Also look for broad spectrum on the label. That means both harmful ultraviolet A and B rays are blocked. Remember: SPF plus broad spectrum equal healthy fun in the sun. Visit www dot FDA dot Gov slash sunscreen (www.fda.gov/sunscreen) for more information. A message from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

 

American Humane  

Building a better, more humane world begins with the next generation. For more than 100 years, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, has been working to teach children the value of being kind to animals. Their humane education campaigns, including the “Be Kind to Animals Week®” have been the most successful in history. Now, American Humane has developed a new campaign called “Kindness100” to give kids (and their parents) four simple ways they can help improve the lives of billions of animals – from disappearing and endangered animals to farm animals to animals used in entertainment and the 6-8 million animals relinquished to U.S. shelters each year. The Kindness100.org website provides little tips that can make a big difference in the lives of the world’s animals. It also provides appealing and professionally prepared pre-K to Grade 5 humane education curricula for parents and teachers. Together we CAN build a more humane world. 

 

U.S. Air Force Offers More  

The U.S. Air Force offers more than 140 exciting career specialties. We can match you to a career 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 TSgt Meagan Roberts at 210-573-1380 or email meagan.roberts@us.af.mil details at: www.airforce.com/apply-now 

 

Be a part of America's Defense The Air Force Reserve  

The Air Force Reserve is a critical part of America's defense and offers a variety of part-time jobs with full-time benefits, including low-cost health insurance, a non-contributory retirement plan, Tuition Assistance and other educational programs. There are many exciting part-time Air Force Reserve jobs which allow Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers, or continue their educations, while serving close to home. Signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Go to http://afreserve.com or call 800-257-1212 for more information on how you can Start Your Adventure with the Air Force Reserve. 

 

Native American Rights Fund  

Since 1970, NARF has stood firm for justice in Indian Country on critical issues like treaty enforcement, hunting & fishing rights, Indian child welfare, religious freedom and more. You too can become a modern day warrior – stand firm with NARF. Learn more at N-A-R-F dot org, and join the fight for Native rights. Support for this program is provided by the Native American Rights Fund, reminding you that Sovereignty is not free. Human trafficking is modern day slavery Human trafficking is modern day slavery. And it happens in our own communities. Victims can be any gender, age, or race. Join the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to learn how to recognize and report this heinous crime. Visit our website at www.dhs.gov/bluecampaign

  

National Desert Storm War Memorial Association 

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is a federally recognized 501 (C) 3 whose sole mission is to construct the Desert Storm Memorial in Washington, D.C. to remember the almost 400 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice and honor the over 600,000 who served. To find out more or to donate, please visit us at www.ndswm.org

 

Sarcoma Foundation of America “Sarcoma is Cancer”  

Odds are you’ve never heard that word before. For the 40 people diagnosed with sarcoma every day, it is a life changing word because (short pause) sarcoma is cancer. Through awareness, advocacy, and research, the Sarcoma Foundation of America is bringing hope to families whose lives have been turned upside-down by a cancer they had never heard of until the diagnosis. Please join us in the fight to find the cure for sarcoma. For more information on the work of the Sarcoma Foundation of America, go to cure sarcoma (dot) org.  

  

The National Meningitis Association 

The National Meningitis Association: Bacterial meningitis is a disease that strikes mainly young people, killing at least one in ten that contract it or causing brain damage or other disabilities. The good news is it can be prevented through vaccination. But many preteens and teens have not been immunized against the two types of meningitis. More at the association’s website, N-M-A U-S dot org. That’s W-W-W dot N-M-A U-S dot O-R-G.

 

YouthBuild program 

Are you under age 25 without a job or high school diploma? If so, SA Youth can help. Our YouthBuild program seeks young adults ages 16 to 24 who have quit school or need workforce training to get a good job. Don't give up. Opportunity awaits, and it's free! Call us at 223-3131 ext. 205 to sign up and experience lifelong success today. Call 223-3131 ext. 205

CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE - BECOME A FOSTER PARENT 

Did you know, there are nearly 30,000 children in Texas’ foster care system? For more than 70 years, BCFS Health and Human Services has built loving families through foster care and adoption. As a foster parent through BCFS-San Antonio, you can make a REAL DIFFERENCE in the life of a child who needs your love and compassion .Foster parents receive a monthly stipend to care for each child, AND foster parents receive 24/7 support from BCFS. Visit FosterCareSanAntonio.com – that’s FosterCareSanAntonio.com – to see how YOU can make a difference in the life of a child TODAY! 

 

Save Newborns Now 

The most dangerous day for a baby is the first day of life. Babies born in poverty zones are dying from infections…pneumonia…malnutrition. But they don’t have to die. For nearly 60 years, Project HOPE has been working around the world. Training local healthcare workers. Delivering medicines and medical supplies. Giving newborns the healthy start they need to survive and thrive. Make sure her first day of life is not her last. To volunteer or learn more about Project HOPE, visit projecthope.org

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

      

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

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