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Posted: August 16, 2016

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Fox Tech Class of 1978 Reunion 

The Fox Tech Class of 1978 will have a class reunion on Saturday August 18 @ St Patrick’s Parish Hall. Dinner 6:30-7:30.Dance: 8-Midnight, music by The Liberty Band. No tickets will be sold the night of the reunion. Call Carlos Garza at 830-534-1836 or Frank Hernandez 210-912-3467 for tickets or information.

 

Edgewood High School Red Raiders Hawaiian Luau Dance 

Come and enjoy a night of fun and dance with friends, on Sunday August 19th, 8pm -12am at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall 1114 Willow Street. Dress Attire is Hawaiian with Chanclas! Tickets are $15.00 per person, B.Y.O.B. For details: Ruben Garcia 210.288.7600, sponsored by the E.H.S. Class of 73

 

The Young Marines Annual BBQ Fundraiser 

Join us Saturday August 26th, 9am at Caliente Harley Davidson 7230 NW Loop 410 for The Young Marines Annual BBQ Fundraiser. The Young Marines are a 501c (3) organization, and as such, we conduct annual fundraising events to keep our unit functioning. Funds received from events go toward unit upkeep and community service projects, such as Ramps for Warriors. Venders are welcome to set up booths, contact our Unit Commander for details. Contact: Alberto Salas (Unit Commander) 210-617-3043 or Melodee Andujar (Unit Adjutant) 619-665-3463

El Rey 5k and Dog Walk 

Join us for the 1st annual El Rey 5k and Dog Walk at the Blanco Courthouse in Blanco Texas Saturday, Sept 1st. Check- in begins at 7:45 am and the run commences at 8:30am. Walkers with or without dogs are welcome to follow after. LEASHES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL 4 LEGGED PARTICIPANTS! The trail winds along the river in scenic Blanco State Park and is in honor of the memory of Ian Ray, a local dog-lover recently lost in a drug-related death. All money raised goes to Genesis Ministries on Canyon Lake, a non-profit residential ranch offering hope for those struggling with drugs and alcohol. Please come enjoy a run or walk with your favorite pooch and help support a great cause!Register today at: active.com El Rey 5k

San Antonio Walk for PKD 

We encourage you to “step out” to help us fight Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the San Antonio Walk for PKD” at the Graff Pavilion, OP Schnabel Park (registration at 7:30 am, Start-Line Ceremony at 8:45 am with Sarah Forgany, Morning Co-Anchor, and Cristina Blackwell, Co-Host, Great Day SA, KENS-5), and walk at 9:15 am –with fun-filled activities in between!). 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! The PKD Foundation has been leading the fight against PKD for over 30 years through research, education, advocacy, support and awareness. The website for PKD is www.pkdcure.org. The Walk for PKD is the signature fundraiser event for the PKD Foundation. For more information and to register, go to walkforpkd.org/sanantonio For more information, please contact Patti O’Grady Ruffin, volunteer, San Antonio Walk for PKD Coordinator, sanantoniowalk@pkdcure.org or 210-414-6614. The PKD Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), 509 (a)(1) public charity. Federal Tax ID# is 43-1266906

 

2017 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk 

Joins us Sunday, September 17th at 8:00 a.m. at Mission County Park Pavilion 6030 Padre Drive. The 2017 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - San Antonio features a 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids' Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly after dash bash. Participants will receive tech shirts, free food, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer. ZERO is proud to partner with Urology San Antonio and Los Padres to end prostate cancer. The funds raised from 2017 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - San Antonio are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer. Race Day Parking Information: There will be free parking the day of the race. Volunteers will be onsite to direct participants to the designated parking fields next to the park entrance. http://support.zerocancer.org/site/TR?fr_id=1332&pg=entry Direct: 202-303-3103 | Cell: 609-923-2638 Email: amanda@zerocancer.org | zerocancer.org 

Fox Tech High 50th Reunion 

"Hemisfair" class of 1968 will celebrating a 50th class reunion, 22 Sept at St. Paul's Community Center 1201 Donaldson Ave. The fun starts at 6:30 pm. It's BYOB and tickets are $25.00 per person For details call Maria (210)656-9092 OR BETTY (210)219-7691

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. 

Holiday Boat Caroling Presented by The South Texas Ford Dealers 

Sing in the holidays by caroling from a boat on the River Walk! Celebrate the timeless tradition of spreading joy with a San Antonio twist. Charter a private caroling boat and bask in the glow of 100,000 Christmas lights. Caroling begins November 30th and runs through December 21st. Beginning at eight dollars a person, this is an affordable holiday tradition! River caroling is great fun for friends and family, coworkers, church groups, neighbors, and clients. Register for your private caroling boat today at The-San-Antonio-River-Walk-dot-com.

CHILD ABUSE 

A report of child abuse happens every 10 seconds. How can we heal the children who are hurt? How can we prevent abuse from happening? Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services has the answers. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org]. You can stop child abuse. 

 

 

FOSTER CARE 

Growing up in foster care can have lifelong effects. Almost half of girls in foster care become pregnant by 19, and more than half of our prison population has spent time in foster care. Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is improving the odds for kids who have been neglected or abused. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org].

FAMILY COUNSELING FOR FREE

If your family is struggling with stress, you are not alone. Help is available at no cost from Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. Our counselors are compassionate and professional. They help parents and children set goals, learn healthy habits, and stay together. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org] to learn about family counseling with Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. That's 800.888.1904 or pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot 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 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 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. 

 

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 

 

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. 205CHANGE 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

Holiday Boat Caroling Presented by The South Texas Ford Dealers 

Sing in the holidays by caroling from a boat on the River Walk! Celebrate the timeless tradition of spreading joy with a San Antonio twist. Charter a private caroling boat and bask in the glow of 100,000 Christmas lights. Caroling begins November 30th and runs through December 21st. Beginning at eight dollars a person, this is an affordable holiday tradition! River caroling is great fun for friends and family, coworkers, church groups, neighbors, and clients. Register for your private caroling boat today at The-San-Antonio-River-Walk-dot-com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

      

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

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