Community Corner

John Jay Class of 1980 it’s the big 40! 

3-DAY REUNION SCHEDULE: SAVE THE DATES 

Friday, June 26, 2020 Bend SportsBar 7730 Bandera Road, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m., Cash Bar, Finger Foods will be provided. $15/person. Saturday, June 27, 2020 Acadiana Cafe 1289 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78227. 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Cash Bar, Finger Foods will be provided. $15/person. Sunday, June 28, 2020 Rodriguez County Park Pavilion #1 6098 Jerome Rd, 9:30 a.m. softball game, food at 12 noon, event ends at 6 p.m. $5/family + bring a food contribution. On Facebook, check the group Jay Class of 80 for updates. For more information contact Deborah Villanueva Almendarez me at debva62@gmail.com / text 210-812-6522. Thank you, JJ 1980 reunion committee. 

Traveling Loaves and Fishes Pumpkin patch 

Second Weekend of Pumpkin Patch October 19

Traveling Loaves and Fishes is a non-profit organization that provides approximately 5,000 meals a month to the hungry in downtown San Antonio. Our pumpkin patch is the main source of income for the food we provide. Entry into the patch is free. We are located on the west campus of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church at 1602 Thousand Oaks and open Saturday and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be jump houses, a train and many other activities such as a wobble bridge, labyrinth, train rides, “zip-line”, and a pumpkin catapult. Some activities require the purchase of a $5 wristband.

Third and final Weekend of Pumpkin Patch October 26

Traveling Loaves and Fishes is a non-profit organization that provides approximately 5,000 meals a month to the hungry in downtown San Antonio. Our pumpkin patch is the main source of income for the food we provide. Entry into the patch is free. We are located on the west campus of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church at 1602 Thousand Oaks and open Saturday and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Saturday October 26 come listen to a storyteller, Ms. Anastasia from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Then there will be a costume parade followed by Trunk or Treat from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be jump houses, a train and many other activities such as a wobble bridge, labyrinth, train rides, “zip-line”, and a pumpkin catapult. Some activities require the purchase of a $5 wristband.

Project Prom Dress San Antonio is hosting our 2nd annual adult prom fundraiser

Project Prom Dress San Antonio is hosting our 2nd annual adult prom fundraiser titled Halloween Costume Prom. It will be on Friday October 18, from 8 pm-Midnight at Woodlawn Pointe located at 702 Donaldson Ave.,78201. Tickets are $30 each and available on EventBrite website. We will have door prizes, best costume contest, and event is BYOB. Proceeds help us continue our mission of providing SA area teens with formal attire, shoes, and accessories to attend their prom or school formal event at no cost to them and their families. We are a 501c3 nonprofit. For details call 210.504.7766

South San Antonio Class of 64, 65, and 66 Reunion 

South San Antonio Class of 64, 65, and 66 is having a 2 day reunion event: 

Day (1): Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Raymond Russell County Park, Pavilion #l

Registration - 11:00, BBQ Lunch - 12:00, Games, DJ, photos - 2:00 - 8:00. 

Day (2) Sunday, October 20, 2019 Breakfast Buffet (pay as you go)

Served from: 7:30-10:30 am Embassy Suites by San Antonio Hilton Landmark

5615 Landmark Parkway (1604 & IH 10 W). 

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: (All classes are invited)Gerry Tello Brearley (210) 387 6724

Carol Singleton Rangnow (281) 782 8276

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - The TaTa Trifecta Returns! 

The Aviva Group & the San Antonio Chapter of Hadassah, along with the Barshop Jewish Community Center are partnering to host the 3rd annual Ta Ta Trifecta event on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7pm. The event will be held on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community, located at 12500 NW Military Highway. The Ta Ta Trifecta is a breast cancer awareness event, intended to raise consciousness of the role the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes play in creating a greater risk of breast & ovarian cancers. This event will feature guest speakers who are cancer survivors, genetic testing & opportunities to donate gently used bras as well as purchase new ones. Light refreshments will include a spread of food & drinks, as well as raffle items & balloon prize pops.

Rosh Chodesh and Ta Ta Trifecta event were made possible by the San Antonio Chapter of Hadassah and the Aviva Group, the Barshop Jewish Community Center, Myriad Genetics, Congregation Agudas Achim, Temple Beth-El, Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Rodfei Sholom, Chabad Center for Jewish Life & Learning, Temple Chai and the Jewish Federation of San Antonio. Don’t miss out on this important health awareness event.

In Judaism, which follows the Hebrew Lunar Calendar, the first of each month – Rosh Chodesh, is a time when women are celebrated. This year, the Jewish Community intentionally selected the first evening of the new month, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, to host the Ta Ta Trifecta. What better way is there to celebrate women than taking steps to learn about and improve their health? For more information and tickets please click here to visit: www.jccsanantonio.org/adultevents

 

Outdoor Trunk or Treat on Halloween Night 

Free to the community! Join us from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 31st for a safe, family-friendly Trunk-or-Treat event. This is an event hosted by Calvary HIlls Baptist Church for the community. Several vehicles will be decorated in different themes and giving away candy to everyone. There will be snacks available. Join us on your trick-or-treating route for a great time. 

Location: Calvary Hills Baptist Church 910 W Loop 1604 N. San Antonio, TX 78251 

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Walk to END Epilepsy on November 2nd at the San Antonio Zoo!  

Walk to END Epilepsy with your friends and family at the San Antonio Zoo. Honor someone you know with epilepsy and remember people who had epilepsy. Walk or run as far as you'd like alongside the epilepsy community and enjoy the rest of the day at the zoo. Your participation helps provide essential health services to low and no-income people with epilepsy. Visit bit.ly/WTEE-SA to register, donate, volunteer, sponsor, or be a team and fundraise. Registration on the day of the walk will begin at 7:00am, the event will begin at 8:00am. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact us at events@efcst.org or by phone at 210-653-5353

 

 

 

 

Invite a Fort Sam Houston soldier to your home for Thanksgiving

Registration for 2019 Mission Thanksgiving runs through Nov. 1

Registration is now open for local families to invite a Fort Sam Houston soldier into their home for Thanksgiving. For many young soldiers, Thanksgiving will be their first major holiday away from their family, and for some it can be a lonely time. Families interested in hosting a soldier can register online https://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/mission-thanksgiving/

Or call 210-669-7067. Registration will close once the capacity of approved host families is reached.

Water Lantern Festival San Antonio  

November 2nd, Elmendorf Lake Park 3700 W. Commerce Street 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

Water Lantern Festival was Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY. Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflect upon the water. As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together. Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. It's a night that you'll never forget. Check out www.WaterLanternFestival.com for more information!

8th Annual Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio Festival High School Group and All-Star Competition Celebrating Día de los Muertos

Area high schools will compete for the title of "Best High School Level Mariachi in the San Antonio Area," along with a cash prize for the top three champions. Main Plaza Conservancy will also award earned scholarships to individuals of Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio. Deadline to signup for this event is Tuesday, October 15. Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019, Time: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Place: Main Plaza, 115 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205

The competition, beginning at 6 p.m., will be hosted by San Antonio icon Sonny Melendrez. The San Antonio-based speaker has been nationally recognized many times, with awards including Billboard Magazine’s National Radio Personality of the Year and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame “Top 100 Radio Personalities of All-Time”. Joining him will be country/conjunto/tejano singer, Joyce Adams. Making this year’s competition and festival even more special, Main Plaza Conservancy will be honoring Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Three altars will be on display throughout the evening and available for public interaction by placing photos and memorabilia of passed loved ones. MPC’s leading altar will be created by San Antonio artist Elizabeth Rodriguez. Also featuring altars from Centro Cultural Aztlan and MÊTÚ, in dedication to social justice movements. The evening will close with a performance by Main Plaza’s own Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio. These award-winning, high school-level mariachis have been recognized in magazines across the nation, as well as recipients of multiple awards, including the international Grand Pinnacle award.The afternoon will encompass non-stop entertainment and activity, with local artisan vendor sales and free face painting. As always, Main Plaza offers this event as FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

 

GrillsGiving: A Celebration of Meat & Music Benefiting the Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP)  

GrillsGiving takes place at Mission County Park November 23, where guests will enjoy a festival-like atmosphere, including a competitive BBQ cook-off, live music and kid activities! The San Antonio River and Mission County Park are the perfect backdrop to host this family friendly event. Musical entertainment featuring Micky & the Motorcars, Smoke Wagon and Volcán! Net proceeds from GrillsGiving benefit the REAP (Residential Energy Assistance Partnership) fund. REAP was established in 2002 through a partnership between CPS Energy, Bexar County and the City of San Antonio. The program provides financial assistance to help the elderly, medically dependent and low-income families with young children with their utility bill. CPS Energy commits up to $1 million annually toward REAP, which provides direct customer assistance. Mission County Park 6030 Padre Drive. 12-6PM $10.00- 150.00

National Runaway Safeline 

The National Runaway Safeline helps keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. If you or someone you know is ready to return home and is between the ages of 12-21, the National Runaway Safeline, in partnership with Greyhound, can help. The Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian or to another safe living arrangement, through a free bus ticket home. For more information, visit 1800RUNAWAY dot ORG. 

Trees for the Future  

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has planted over 155 million trees around the world through the support of individuals like you. Together, we train farmers to plant and manage Forest Gardens that sustainably feed families, raise incomes, and revitalize the earth. Join Trees for the Future in planting trees that end hunger, poverty, and deforestation. Find out more by visiting trees dot org slash radio. That’s T R E E S dot O R G slash Radio. 

About LiftFund  

Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund is a non-profit financial and business support organization that helps entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. LiftFund has one of the nation’s largest microlender portfolio and is committed to providing capital to entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources. Since its inception, LiftFund has made over 20,000 loans totaling more than $280 million. LiftFund operates in 13 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. To learn more about LiftFund visit www.liftfund.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!

 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. 

 

 

 

 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 

PLANT TREES CHANGE LIVES  

What will the next 50 years look like?? … With a growing population and warming planet… the future is uncertain. But there’s a simple, sustainable solution to feeding communities and saving our planet… sponsored by Trees for the Future… They’re working with thousands of smallholder farmers to revitalize lands… increase crop production and incomes… and offset carbon emissions...Sound too good to be true? See for yourself how trees change lives… at Trees - dot - org - slash - radio to learn more… 

SONGS FOR SOUND 

Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the US? About 48 million adults experience some degree of hearing loss, in part due to loud noises. Consistent exposure to moderately loud sounds, as well as exposure to a single loud sound, can cause irreversible damage. Walk away from noisy places, turn down the sound when using ear buds, wear ear plugs to block the noise if your job exposes you to loud sounds and eat a healthy diet to provide your inner ears with nutrients. This has been a message from Songs for Sound, United Healthcare and this station. For more information visit songsforsound.org. 

22nd GODSTOCK OF SAN ANTONIO 2019

Godstock of San Antonio is the largest Free Christian Music Festival. Celebrating our 22nd annual. NOVEMBER 1 FRIDAY: GATES WILL OPEN AT 6:00 – 10.00, NOVEMBER 2 SATUR DAY: GATES WILL OPEN AT 4:00 – 10:00 at Wonderland of the Americas, I-H 10 West and Loop 410, 4255 Fredericksburg Rd, Balcones, Heights, 78201. This event services the community at large we offer this free event to bring awareness of our Local services meanwhile unifying the faith base of all denominations. Come and visit with our partners, SAPD victims unit and domestic violence, Bexar County Collaborative dept., NAMI (National Alliance Mental Institute, Family Life Services, and more. Join us as we come together to celebrate unity through our faith. This will be two full days of Music for your soul with 12 bands with rock, rap contemporary, or some Latin flavor, plus 3 Dance Team companies. This is the one time where all denominations will come together as one. Food Trucks and other Vendors will be available with mouthwatering foods. No outside food is permitted. Each band playing will have their materials to sell: CD’s Tee shirts, etc. This event is Free Admission and Free Parking. More details on our website at www.GodstockSA.org or contact Diane at 210-818-4508 

 

 

   

 

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