What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of July 29-August 1, 2021

San Antonio — Celebrity Fan Fest canceled after all three headliners back out

Celebrity Fan Fest has been canceled, according to a post on the organization’s website, representatives of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen are canceling their appearances due to the spike in COVID cases, the Delta variant. Own Wilson also canceled, but the post says the reason is “unclear.”

Here is what all fans, purchasers can expect, according to the website:

All Celebrity Fan Fest purchases of admission tickets and passes, autographs and photo ops will be 100% refunded within 30 days.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas will still grant any Celebrity Fan Fest admission ticket holder access into their park free of charge from Friday July 30 through Sunday August 8. Visit the Celebrity Fan Fest table inside the theme park security gate, show your Celebrity Fan Fest admission confirmation email and they will issue your free admission ticket.  We want to thank the thousands of fans that planned to attend this year’s event. It breaks our heart to do this, but it’s the right thing to do for our fans,” the post says. The organization also expressed how this event was a way for artists, vendors and performers to make income. “For many of them it’s their livelihood and it’s unfortunate that these circumstances has led to this last minute disappointment.”

aIR SUPPLY IN CONCERT @ SEA WORLD 7PM SATURDAY NIGHT

ELECTRIC OCEAN CONCERT SERIES

FRIDAY

Christmas in July: Movie in the Park 6PM FREE

Showing: Frozen II. FRIDAY | JULY 30, 2021. Main Plaza 100 N Main Street

Boerne, TX 78006

SATURDAY

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

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

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

SUNDAY

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

San Antonio Missions Baseball

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

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/

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: 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

PULLING FOR PATRIOT

Benefitting PTSD Foundation of America, San Antonio Chapter. Join sport shooting enthusiasts, August 5th, at the National Shooting Complex 5931 Roft Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78253, for a fun day of shooting, lunch, refreshments and an opportunity to win prizes and trophies. The event will feature 28 teams of 4 shooters each so come out and test your shooting skills. Check in, 8AM, shoot begins at 9AM. Trophies will be for Individual, HOA, Team, Ladies and Junior levels.

The event proceeds will go to the PTSD Foundation of America, and your participation will provide veterans and their families the help they need, now. Enter individual, as a team or be one of the many sponsors that are available on a limited basis. Go to our website https://e.givesmart.com/events/lz9/ or text “PULL4PATRIOTS” to 76278, for more information and sign up now.

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

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