What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of August 19-22, 2021

San Antonio — TEXANS @ COWBOYS SATURDAY 7PM

Castroville, Texas Welcomes You “Homecoming for the State of Texas.” to the 139th St. Louis Day Celebration

Saturday/Sunday August 21 & 22, 2021. St. Louis Day and Biergarten are under way!

Biergarten Fun Saturday Evening 6:30 - 11:00 pm- FREE ADMISSION.  MUSIC, DOGS, BBQ PORK ON A BUN, PIZZA AND ICE COLD BEER & WINE! Live Music begins at 6:30 featuring, local favorites TEXAS TEMPO followed by local talent WESTON RIPPS BAND at 8:30! Free

Sunday, 9:30 am Holy Mass at the historic St. Louis Church, with main celebrant Archbishop Gustavo-Siller and the internationally renowned Liederkranz Choir of San Antonio. The majestic 151 year old structure, constructed using native limestone quarried from the area, reminds visitors of the prominent place the faith holds in the eyes of her parishioners. After mass, take the time to listen to a recorded history of the church near the main entrance. It’s time for the “Granddaddy”, THE 139th St. Louis Day Celebration, so hop on the convenient SHUTTLE BUS parking at St. Louis Church on Angelo Street that will drop you right off at the gate to Koenig Park. Parking near Koenig Park can be limited, so the bus is a great way to avoid the hassle. Be sure and buy your meal ticket and grounds tickets as you get to the bottom of the hill. 11:00 am The serving of the famous St. Louis Day two-meat BBQ plate begins. Enjoy your meal under the spacious Koenig Park Pavilion, or grab your plate and head for the shady Biergarten area and dine to the live music on stage. www.saintlouisday.com FREE ADMISSION & PARKING

FRIDAY

1964 A Tribute to the beatles majestic theater 7pm

SATURDAY

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

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

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH -- FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES & HAIRCUTS 10AM

Southern Star Salon 238 SW Military Drive will be offering free schools & haircuts for school age children. One per child parents or Legal Guardians must accompany the child. 21.977.1002

SUNDAY

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

San Antonio Missions Baseball

THURS-SAT: FRI: MISSIONS@CORPUS CHRISTI,  THURS 635PM, FRI-SAT 705PM, SUN. 105PM

MORE DETAILS: https://www.milb.com/san-antonio/schedule/2021-05

New San Antonio trail blossoms with access to books, fun and sunflowers

The Schaefer Branch Library Trail is short but beautiful as bushes filled with sunflowers surround the 830-foot-long walk right outside the library at 6322 U.S. Highway 87 E, near Rigsby Avenue. The not-so-shady but pet-friendly paved trail is likely a less than 10-minute walk if you don’t stop and smell the roses – sunflowers in this case, which are natural to the area (yes, bees are a thing here). You can also check out the fun StoryWalk by local author Xelena González.

Free lunches for all NEISD students in 2021-2022 school year

All North East Independent School District students can eat lunch free during the coming school year. San Antonio’s second-largest district is one of many school systems that’s opted into a federal expansion of the school lunch program. Now all students can eat meals free, regardless of how much money their parents earn.

Project Cool provides free box fans to San Antonio-area senior citizens

The project works to prevent heat-related illness and deaths during the hot summer months in South Texas.

The project, now in its 25th year, kicked off June 4 at Guadalupe Community Center. It’s going strong with organizations hosting fan drives and volunteers distributing fans to seniors. The coalition supporting Project Cool includes the City of San Antonio Human Services Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Charities. The average fan costs $22, which some seniors may not be able to afford. Donations of five or more 20″ box fans can be dropped off at St. Stephen’s CARE Center at 2127 S. Zarzamora Street between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Monday-Friday. Donations of fewer than five fans can be dropped off at any San Antonio Fire Department station, except Station 23 at the airport. Anyone interested in receiving a free boxed fan should call the United Way 2-1-1 Help Line to find a convenient site for pickup.

EXTREME CREATURES “LIFE AT THE LMITS” –WITTE MUSEUM MAY 29TH – SEPT 6TH

Imagine holding your breath for up to two hours …Gulping down a snack 10 times your own weight …Living in crushing depths where there is no sunlight to support life. Somewhere on this planet, an organism is using one of these extraordinary talents to go about its daily tasks. Extreme Creatures: Life at the Limits opening May 29th at the Witte Museum, offers a fascinating glimpse of the breathtaking diversity of the natural world and the power of natural selection to shape exceptional responses to the challenges, and opportunities, of life on Earth.

Featuring life-size and larger-than-life models, videos, and interactive exhibits, Extreme Creatures: Life at the Limits highlights an array of living things with surprising ways of thriving in harsh environments, finding a mate or their next meal, leveraging strength, endurance, speed, and more. $5 plus museum admission, details @ https://www.wittemuseum.org/extreme-creatures-life-at-the-limits/

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.

FUTURE EVENTS

The Social and Health Research Center (SAHRC) 2nd Annual Community Health Fair

The Social and Health Research Center (SAHRC) will be hosting its 2nd Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, August 28th, from 10 am-1 pm at 106 Camargo St in Downtown San Antonio just south of Caesar Chavez St. The health fair will be full of fun health-related events from San Antonio vendors, such as interactive fitness classes from local fitness centers, free health screenings offered by Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, fresh produce from the San Antonio Food Bank, and much more! The SAHRC is a San Antonio based nonprofit focused on improving and preventing chronic health conditions such as obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. The SAHRC began helping at risk-populations in 1995 and continues to do so through evidence-based health programs on its mission to improve overall health and wellbeing. Learn more about your health and wellness on August 28th with the SAHRC! Interested in becoming a vendor or learning more about how you can participate, Email ibeltrani@sahrc.org.

San Antonio’s Parade of Lanterns floats back onto River Walk this summer

The beautiful lantern parade along the River Walk is back. For the past three years, the parade has lit up the River Walk with stunning 26-foot-long floats carrying large illuminated lanterns. The best part is that the pageantry is free for the public to enjoy. In the past, the lanterns displayed a selection of shapes and images such as flowers, luminescent trees, and animals. The Ford Parade of Lanterns typically takes place in February to kick off the Chinese New Year. It will take place on the last weekend of August (27 to 29) and again during Labor Day weekend, September 3rd to 5th. The event will run from 8 to 10 p.m., weather permitting.

Bandera ProRodeo Labor Day Weekend

Join Us Labor Day weekend for ProRodeo fun in Bandera, Texas. Saturday, September 4th, at 11:00 a.m. we will have a Long Horn cattle drive down Main St.xas, followed by the Labor Day Weekend Parade.  An Arts and Crafts show will be on the courthouse lawn. Presented by Bandera ProRodeo Association and the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday September 5th, at Mansfield Park, 2886 HWY 16 N., Bandera, Texas Bandera ProRodeo presents the annual Women’s Ranch Rodeo and Kid’s Mutton Bustin’.  Gates open and Mutton Bustin’ registration starts at 6:00 p.m. and rodeo starts at 8:00 p.m.  Admission:  $10.00 for 13 years of age and up, $5.00 for ages 7-12, children 6 and under are free and $5.00 for Veterans and Active military with ID

For Details: www.banderaroundup.com or  www.banderaprorodeo.org  or email jannalindig@sbcglobal.net

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