What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of August 26-29, 2021

San Antonio — BUCCANEERS @ TEXANS SATURDAY 7PM

JAGUARS @ COWBOYS SUNDAY 12PM

FIRST WEEK OF HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE FOOTBALL

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.

SATURDAY

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

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

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

The 2021 Wonderland UFO Festival 10 AM FREE

The Wonderland UFO Festival is an annual event which is held inside the Wonderland of the Americas Mall. The UFO Festival features family friendly events, vendors offering UFO related products and merchandise, retail shopping and restaurants, and professional researchers and speakers on the UFO phenomenon. The UFO Festival is held indoors in air conditioned comfort, and offers plenty of free parking for all attendees. The Wonderland UFO Festival is a free event which is open to the public! We hope to see everyone on August 28th of 2021!

The Social and Health Research Center (SAHRC) 2nd Annual Community Health Fair 10AM FREE

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.

LUTHER BURBANK H.S. CLASS OF 1972 FUNDRAISER DANCE 7PM

Bulldogs Class of ‘72 will have a fundraiser dance at 7pm at the American Legion Hall Post 2 3518 Fredericksburg Rd. at 7pm. A $10.00 per person is suggested.

SUNDAY

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

San Antonio Missions Baseball

THURS-SUN: MIDLAND@MISSIONS,  THURS--SAT 705PM, SUN. 605PM

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

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.

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

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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