What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of July 15-18, 2021

San Antonio — Fluffy comedian Gabriel Iglesias @ The Tobin Center THURS - SAT

FRIDAY

Boerne Parks & Recreation “MOVIES IN THE PARK” FREE

Let’s hang out with the Croods this Friday! Movie in the Park kicks off with inflatables, face painting and balloon animals. You don’t want to miss it! Pre-activities start at 7:00PM, movie starts at dark. Thank you First Baptist Church of Boerne for providing great activities for the community!

Food vendors: Chick-fil-A and Mrs. Snow’s Shave Ice Truck

SATURDAY

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

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

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

Gruene Market Days 10 AM Free · Gruene Market Days

The Gruene Market Days is an artisan show boasting 100% handmade craftsman and is the ONLY show in central Texas that showcases this talent.

Open 10-5 Saturday and Sunday, come shop, stay, eat and listen to live music in Historic Gruene. We are open rain or shine and admission and parking are always free.

Caliente Motorcycle Olympics 11AM Free

Join us for our first-ever Motorcycle Olympics!

Registration begins at 11am, games start at 1pm.

Games will include: barrel roll, balance challenge, weenie bite, slow race, balloon toss, and more! Awards given to best & worst contestant!

Summer Market Day 11 AM Free · Tower of the Americas

.38 SPECIAL @ SEA WORLD

SUNDAY

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

San Antonio Missions Baseball

THURS-SAT: FRI: @ CORPUS CHRISTI HOOKS THUR 605PM, FRI-SAT 705PM, SUN. 105PM

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

These San Antonio-area school districts are hiring right now

East Central ISD

East Central ISD is hiring teachers, bus drivers, child nutrition, support service, custodial and more. East Central said Oak Crest Elementary School and Salado Elementary School are hiring dual language teachers. Salado is also looking for a bilingual academic facilitator. A signing bonus of $1,500 and a bilingual stipend of $2,500 will be given for the dual language positions. To find the full list of openings, visit the East Central career page: https://www.applitrack.com/eastcentral/onlineapp/?fbclid=IwAR0IhgQaSWiX1VrESFjwuzq4fI_O9z0_20eAicrRIKFD110Y3BkA0rfKu5c

Edgewood ISD

Edgewood ISD is hosting a teacher job fair on July 20 for early childhood, elementary, secondary and bilingual positions. The event will be at the John F. Kennedy High School Auditorium located at 1922 S. General McMullen Drive.

Campus principals will be conducting interviews for certified teacher candidates, and the district recommends professional attire be worn. To apply in advance for open positions, visit the Edgewood ISD career page: https://edgewood.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

If you have any questions, call EISD Human Resources at 210-898-2020.

Judson ISD

Judson ISD is hiring for teaching, administrative, auxiliary, paraprofessional positions and more. To find the full list of open positions, visit the Judson career page: https://www.applitrack.com/judsonisd/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1

Northside ISD

Northside ISD is hosting an auxiliary job fair on July 21 for those interested in working for their Transportation, Child Nutrition, Custodial, Maintenance, Learning Tree, and Police departments. NISD is looking to fill more than 375 positions for bus drivers, food service workers, custodians and maintenance workers, as well as police officers. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Northside Activity Center located at 7001 Culebra Road. NISD said there are full- and part-time positions available with benefits. To be interviewed, participants must fill out an online application on the Northside Human Resources website: https://www.nisd.net/hr

For more information, call 210-397-8600 or visit the HR website: https://www.nisd.net/hr

North East ISD

North East ISD is hosting a job fair for educators on July 24 for those interested in teaching positions. NEISD said they are hiring bilingual elementary teachers, full-time substitutes, Career & Technical Education (CTE) instructors, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and more positions. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Blossom Athletic Center located at 12002 Jones Maltsberger Road. For more information about the open positions, visit the NEISD career page: https://www.neisd.net/careers?fbclid=IwAR2ueFgmPvgts0AfxTbdZzpgx4qjhq3592GW000XOc4RzzuUCZXdJ01_Z8k

San Antonio ISD

San Antonio ISD will be hosting a virtual child nutrition job fair on Thursday for those interested in being a cook or substitute cook for schools within the district.

Interviews will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event, and candidates will need to check their inbox (or their spam/junk folder) for an email from SAISD. SAISD is also hosting a virtual teacher job fair for those interested in positions with the school district. The virtual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 24. To sign up for the virtual event: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/SAISD/e/Y5Zjq

Southside ISD

Southside ISD is hiring for several teaching, counseling, coaching, administrative and transportation positions. Some of the open positions include a bilingual special education inclusion/resource aide, receptionist, art teacher, middle school teachers and coaches, high school teachers and coaches, counselors and bus drivers. Those who are interested in applying can visit the Southside ISD job page: https://southsideisd.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

or call the human resources department at 210-882-1600, Ext. 5104.

Southwest ISD

Southwest ISD is hiring for their child nutrition department, as well as various teaching, coaching, counseling and other positions. To find the list of all open positions: https://southwestisd.teams.hosting/submission/EntryPointBrowseJobPostingsAction.do?applicantType=external

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/

Dollar movies are back for the summer at this San Antonio-area chain

This summer, kid-friendly movies will be $1 for all EVO Entertainment locations guests on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.  The company’s KidFLIX Summer Movie Clubhouse promotion movie list:  Despicable Me, July 21, 2021 - Secret Life of Pets, July 28, 2021 – SING, August 4, 2021 - Kung Fu Panda, August 11, 2021 – Minions

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 Bonham Exchange announces grand reopening date

The Bonham Exchange is preparing to rejoin San Antonio’s nightlife scene on July 23 after more than a year of being closed.  July 23 at 8 p.m. will mark the first time the storied building is filled with people again after 16 months. The iconic club closed at the start of the pandemic and then underwent a renovation to breathe new life into the building, which dates back to the 1890s.

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 3 to 5. The event will run from 8 to 10 p.m., weather permitting.

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