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Posted: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

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Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief for Texas Flooding
In the wake of historic flooding in the Houston area, Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse is providing cleanup help to families affected by this disaster. To donate, go to www.Samaritans Purse.ORG or call 800-567-8183.

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: gravelocator.cem.va.gov or use a smartphone to locate specific gravesite locations. The mobile online app is available at:m.va.gov/gravelocator. 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.
Caliber Collision Revs Up For the 5th Annual Rhythm Restoration Food Drive To Benefit San Antonio Food Bank
As another school year draws to a close, Caliber Collision is revving up its’ 5th annual Rhythm Restoration Food Drive to help the San Antonio Food Bank provide meals for children who need food over the summer break. Caliber Collision has set up food collection bins at each of its 14 centers in the San Antonio area and urges the community to drop off food items or cash donations during its food drive from now through Friday June 24. Non-perishable food items or cash donations can be dropped off at any of the Caliber Collision locations listed below. The food bank cannot accept glass or open containers, perishable or homemade items. For more information about Caliber Collision, please visit our website at www.calibercollision.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The McNay Art Museum offers FREE TEEN ADMISSION!
The McNay Art Museum offers FREE TEEN ADMISSION! All teens ages 13-19 get in free all day, every day the museum is open. This incredible opportunity is made possible by the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation in an expansion to our free admission for children ages 12 and under.
Pools offer fun, fitness and family time All outdoor Pools Open June 11- August 14
The 2016 outdoor swimming pool season has begun with four regional pools now open. All City pools will open June 11. Swimming is a great pastime for fitness, reducing stress, and spending time with family. For more information, to learn about our indoor Natatorium open year around, and to inquire about pool reservations call 210.207.3299
June in Travis Park!
The community is invited to attend events throughout the month of June at Travis Park, located at 301 E. Travis St. Movies by Moonlight: Tuesdays in June, Pre-entertainment: 7:30 p.m.; Movie: 8:30 p.m., Free Stop by Travis Park every Tuesday in June for outdoor, family friendly movie events featuring live music, food and activities! Enjoy free parking after 5 p.m. at City operated garages, lots, and meters as part of Downtown Tuesday. Catch “Inside Out” on June 7, “The Little Rascals” on June 14, “Field of Dreams” on June 21 and “Cinderella” on June 28. Food Trucks in Travis Park: Weekdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Free The season of rotating food trucks and vendors continues through the month and will be available to the lunchtime crowd every weekday. Fitness in the Park Boot Camp: Wednesdays in June, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Free. Take your evening workout outdoors every Wednesday in June for Travis Park’s Fitness in the Park Boot Camp. Classes include a variety of activities geared towards increasing endurance, power, strength, stamina, and speed. Don’t forget your own reusable water bottle! In case of inclement weather, notifications will be posted on the Travis Park  website travisparksa.com
Now More Than Ever Blood & Platelet Drive this Weekend
For more information, please contact us at 210-731-5590. Our Customer Service Line is also available to help you at 210-249-GIVE. Anyone who is 16 years old weighing 120 pounds (with parental consent form), or at least 17 years old weighing 110 pounds and in good general health can donate blood. Donors must present photo ID, last four digits of their Social Security number and their birth date. Northwest Vista College: ◦Address: 3535 N Ellison Dr. | San Antonio, Texas 78251 - Click here for directions ◦Hours: ◾Friday, June 24: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. ◾Saturday, June 25: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Types of donations collected at this location: Whole Blood & Red Blood Cells. Platelets will only be collected on Friday at this location. Texas A&M University - San Antonio: ◦Address: Patriots' Casa | One University Way | San Antonio, Texas 78224 - Click here for directions ◦Hours: ◾Saturday, June 25: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., ◾Friday, June 24: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. ◦Types of donations collected at this location: Whole Blood & Red Blood Cells CPS Energy: ◦Address: 401 Villita St | San Antonio, Texas 78205 - Click here for directions *This location will only be open on Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m ◦Hours: ◾Friday, June 24: 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. ◦Types of donations collected at this location: Whole Blood only. FRIDAY South Texas Blood and Tissue Center Blood Drive 10:00AM-4:15PM City of San Antonio: Public Safety Answering Point 8039 Challenger SATURDAY South Texas Blood and Tissue Center Blood Drive Bluebonnet Bunk'n Biscuit 16302 IH 35 North 9:00AM-12:15PM City of San Antonio: John Igo Library 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy 10:30AM-2:00PM Sunday South Texas Blood and Tissue Center Blood Drives Triumphant Lutheran Church 21315 Bat Cave Road Garden Ridge, TX 8:30AM-11:30AM Concordia Lutheran Church 16801 Huebner Road 8:30AM-12:45PM Episcopal Church of Reconciliation 8900 Starcrest 9:00AM-12:30PM CrossBridge Community Church 25700 Overlook Pkwy 9:00AM-1:00PM Shearer Hills Baptist Church 12615 San Pedro 9:15AM-12:30PM Prince of Peace Catholic Church 7893 Grissom Road 9:30AM-2:00PM
Boerne’s 50th annual Berges Fest
June 17-19, 2016 Kendall County Fair Grounds - Boerne Boerne Berges Fest Directors are proud to announce the 50th annual Berges Fest to be held June 17 - 19 at the Kendall County Fair Grounds in Boerne. Started in 1967 that first year we had one food booth and the Boerne Village Band for entrainment; 49 years later we still have the Boerne Village Band together with lots of other great entertainment. This year Berges Fest will be offering our very own “Berges Fest Bratwurst” custom made for a taste that will get you in to the Berges Fest spirit. Along with this great Bratwurst we will be adding a food truck area with some of the best local mobile food vendors around. There will be lots of Great Food and Drinks all weekend, plus the vendor booths will have lots of great arts and craft items for you to look at during the day. Kids of all ages will enjoy the Carnival rides, and all the Family events on the plaza. Along with all the food, Drinks, and Crafts, this year’s musical entertainment will be sure to keep you dancing and having a great time. This year’s festival will be a crowd pleaser for all ages. For a complete listing of all the great events and music visit us online at www.BergesFest.com or contact us at Info@BergesFest.com CONTACT: Richard Schwarz, (830) 428-8778
Alamo Kiwanis Club Charites Presents Fiesta Noche del Rio
Fiesta Noche del Rio is a summer outdoor performance on the River Walk featuring the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. The show happens every Friday & Saturday through August 13th. Since 1957, the show has been seen by more than one million visitors from around the world and raised more than $2.75 million for local children’s charities. Tickets are also available at all HEB stores in the customer service department. They will also be available from 12 noon – 8:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the River level of the Arneson Theater and at the gate prior to the show, beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact us at akc@alamo-kiwanis.org or http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiesta-noche-del-rio-2016-60th-season-weekend-tickets-22556198196?ref=ebtnebtckt
Devil Dog Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
Join us June 18, 2016 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM - GTU Jet Center - 160 Terminal Drive, at the Georgetown Municipal Airport - Celebrate Father’s Day a day early and get up close and personal to this fierce Marine B-25. Learn about the sacrifices that the men and women from WWII gave for the freedoms we have today. Admission is FREE – Open to the public. Purchase The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift – A Living History Flight Experience on a WWII B-25. Rides will be available on the Devil Dog for $395. About the Devil Dog: Devil Dog is a PBJ1-J, a Marine version of the B-25 WWII medium bomber, is maintained by the Devil Dog Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The CAF is an all-volunteer organization, made up of members from all walks of life. Membership is open to everyone age 18 or older. You need not be a veteran or a pilot to join the CAF and the Devil Dog Squadron. www.devildogsquadron.com
Elite Men’s Cyclist with Diabetes to Inspire, Educate and Empower Visitors to Take Control of Your Diabetes Event
To help inspire, educate, and empower the more than 9.5 million people with diabetes and pre-diabetes in Texas and the 387 million worldwide, Ben Dilley and his teammates from Team Novo Nordisk, a global all-diabetes sports team dedicated to inspiring, educating and empowering those affected by diabetes, will be cycling at the Taking Control of Your Diabetes event at San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on June 18.
Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral PresentsThe Nordic Singers from Denmark
Join us Musical Tuesday, June 21 6:30 p.m. Bridges at San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza as Around the World presents the Nordic Singers, soloists of the Copenhagen Royal Opera. The program will feature highlights of the golden opera repertoire, as well as Nordic traditional folk songs. Admission is free. Musical Bridges Around the World is a nonprofit organization that creates multicultural performances by internationally renowned classical, jazz, and ethnic folk musicians and performing artists. For more information, visit www.musicalbridges.org or call (210) 464-1534.
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 www.childrensshelter.org or call 210.212.2590. The dates for The Children’s Shelter foster care and adoption inquiry meetings:    21, July 5 and 19, August 2 and 16, September 6 and 20, October 4 and 18, November 8 and 22, December 6 and 20 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2939 West Woodlawn.
John Marshall High School Class of `81 Reunion
John Marshall High School is having their 35 year reunion on June 24 and 25th. For more information go to www.johnmarshall1981.com or contact Beth McDougall at 210.380.7830
The Brackenridge/Wheatley High School Class of '76 is holding a BBQ Plate Fundraiser
"The Brackenridge/Wheatley High School Class of '76 is holding a BBQ Plate Fundraiser on June 25 from 11am - 5pm at 1410 Castroville Rd. Proceeds will benefit their 40 Year Reunion. Tickets are $7 each and include BBQ Chicken, Sausage, Rice & Beans. Desserts will also be available for sale. Call (210) 875-1820 for contacts/tickets or information."
Bandera Riverfest Coming to Bandera, TX, June 25
On Saturday, June 25th, along the banks of the Medina River at Bandera City Park, the 19th Annual Bandera Riverfest will take place. At Riverfest there is something for everyone, games for the kids, Arts and Crafts for Mom, great food and drink for the family and an Open Car Show for Dad. Mixed in are the Lone Star BBQ Society’s sanctioned Bar-b-que Cook-off and the finals of the Bandera Idol Competition. Gates open at 10:00 am and tickets are $10.00 for adults, Seniors 55 and older are $5.00 . Children 12 and under are free and active Military with I.D. are also free. All riverside games and water activities are free. For more information, visit www.BanderaRiverFest.com or call 830-796-4447.
El Gran Dia de Los Artistas
Come join us Saturday June 25th @ 3pm as Centro Cultural Aztlan presents El Gran Dia de Los Artistas as we celebrate our first Decade at the Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg rd. The event will feature over 30 artists and artisans, live music, and dance. Children’s face painting, craft table and more! For details www.centroaztlan.org
Enjoy a fun-filled evening at La Villita Historic Arts Village on June 28th
The Center City Development & Operations Department (CCDO) invites the community to enjoy a fun-filled evening at La Villita on Tuesday, June 28. The festivities kick off with the OPEN Downtown Pop Up Shop Grand Opening of B.Link. This local company retails handmade silver and copper jewelry and handmade clothing and accessories. The free event takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Building 14B, adjacent to Maverick Plaza. Stop by for 20 percent off all purchases. After enjoying the shops, stop by for Downtown Tuesday Be-Cause Margarita Madness II at La Villita’s Juarez Plaza! From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. celebrate the summer and San Antonio’s favorite drink, the margarita, specially made with Sierra Vieja tequila. Downtown Tuesday partners will be serving up samples of their best margarita for the bragging rights to earn the Margarita Madness crown. Tickets are $20 and include 10 drink tickets (one margarita sample per ticket). The event will also feature live entertainment, food and a great time celebrating downtown on a Tuesday night! Proceeds will benefit United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Click here to purchase tickets. After enjoying their margarita samples, guests can stop by The People’s Nite Market at La Villita’s Maverick Plaza from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy specialty foods, arts and crafts and live entertainment. Afterwards, head over to Arneson River Theatre for a free movie screening of the 80s classic, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, at 8 p.m. Guests can enjoy Cousins Maine Lobster food truck and free root beer floats! Enjoy free parking at City-owned meters, parking lots, and parking garages after 5 p.m. as part of Downtown Tuesday.
COMFORT, TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND WITH ANNUAL CELEBRATION
The town of Comfort is kicking off Independence Day weekend on July 2, 2016 with its annual celebration that combines a star-spangled parade and a community barbecue dinner with family fun. Drawing visitors from throughout the state as well as Hill Country residents, Independence Day in Comfort encourages everyone to celebrate how great it is to be an American. With red, white, and blue bunting and flags draped from the town’s many turn-of-the-century buildings, the town of Comfort captures the spirit of patriotism so prevalent in rural America in times past.The parade begins at 10 a.m. and travels from the Downtown Historic District along High Street to Comfort Park, 403 Highway 27, where there is a Texas-style barbecue dinner, live music, vendors and family fun from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The celebration continues back in the Historic District with live music with big band sounds, food vendors, and great shopping from 2 to 6 p.m. Visitors can register to win gift certificates at participating merchants. For more information on Independence Day in Comfort, visit our Web site, www.comfort-texas.com or phone 830-995-3131. Also, visit us on Face book.
SAN ANTONIO’S OFFICIAL 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION
Join the San Antonio community in a free 4th of July celebration for the entire family at Woodlawn Lake Park – 1103 Cincinnati. The event will include games, the Children’s Parade, live music at the Thomas J. Henry Family Stage, Rio San Antonio Cruises Carnival Rides, Family Pavilion, 5K, Zumbathon and, of course, fireworks presented by H-E-B! Benefiting the San Antonio Parks Foundation, the festivities take place at Woodlawn Lake Park starting at 8:00am with a Zumbathon and 5K and ending at 10:00pm, so be sure to bring the family for a day of fun and celebration! Visit www.saparksfoundation.org/fourth_of_july.htm for more information. •8:00 am-10:00pm • 9:30 pm Fireworks
Stinson Commemorative Air Force July 4th Celebration
Stinson Commemorative Air Force Independence Day Celebration at Stinson Municipal Airport, 8535 Mission Road, on Monday, July 4th from 10: a.m. -2 p.m. There will be Vintage Aircraft Tours -Registered Flights and Family Entertainment and a Fun Fair. The Stinson Commemorative Air Force Independence Day celebration is a family event for adults and children. Historic combat World War II- era planes will be on display. Individuals can register with the Commemorative Air Force to fly aboard the historic aircraft, tour the aircraft or participate in the free family Fair. The event includes free family activities and entertainment. Family Fun Fair: FREE for the entire family, Aircraft Tour fee: $10 Adults; $5 children under 12; $20 family of five members. Reserve your flights today: B-25 & U-3A flights 512-910-5223 or at http://www.cafcentex.com
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 www.bethelcommunitysa.org
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 walkforpkd.org/sanantonio If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Patti O’Grady Ruffin, volunteer, San Antonio Walk for PKD Coordinator, sanantoniowalk@pkdcure.org or 210-414-6614.
OCEAN High Shool Exchange Program
OCEAN High Shool Exchange Program is seeking two host families for two Chinese boys that wish to attend Central Catholic High School in San Antonio for 2016/2017 school year. These students are willing to pay their own tuition and school expenses. You would be a loving family to them and treat them like your own. They speak very good English and are awaiting news of a host family. For more information about hosting one of the boys contact Janet Sinning at jsinning@ocean-intl.org or 507-251-1657. These students are willing to pay their own tuition and school expenses. You would be a loving family to them and treat them like your own. The speak very good English and are awaiting news of a host family. For more information about hosting one of the boys contact Janet Sinning at jsinning@ocean-intl.org or 507-251-1657.
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 www.NothingButNets.net  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 @ MVmultireunion@yahoo.com 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 Facebook:www.facebook.com/groups/HHS1976ers/ (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 Salinasrnm92@yahoo.com, Cindy Mitchell ag80cam@bellsouth.net, or Alex Ayala saspurs361@yahoo.com Point of Contact: Marie "Eloy" Aragon Salinas. (210) 557-8415/ Home (210) 661-6881
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 artssa.org
SNOWBALL EXPRESS
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
SApets.com Reuniting lost pets
SApets.com just celebrated 10 years of helping the lost, found, pound, and adoptable pets of San Antonio. 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