What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of July 8-11, 2021

San Antonio — 100 Club of San Antonio’s 23rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner

July 10th from 11am to 6pm or July 11th from 11am until we sell out!

The 23rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner is hosted by The 100 Club of San Antonio in partnership with the Christopher Columbus Italian Society to support the families of fallen first responders, as well as local first responders and their families. All proceeds from the 23rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be directed towards the programs we offer for our 100ClubSA families and our local first responders.

Christopher Columbus Italian Society 201 Piazza Italia, San Antonio, Texas 78207

To purchase tickets:

Contact Us P.O. Box 6741 San Antonio TX 78209 (210) 340-0100

info@100clubsa.org, www.100clubsa.org

H-E-B giving deployed military members a taste of Texas with care packages

You can nominate the service member in your life today.

Inspired by the spirit of Fourth of July, H-E-B is giving away care packages to active-duty U.S service members deployed overseas as part of “Operation Appreciation.”

The local grocery chain intends to distribute approximately 500 backpacks brimming with various H-E-B goodies, offering troops a little taste of Texas.

To nominate a service member who maybe missing home log on: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiymeFXVRqQJ-km9qYWv84ni4dgcvcyFi_j5wIFbbkILiKcA/viewform

H-E-B issues chicken recall of Tyson Foods, Meal Simple due to possible Listeria contamination

The San Antonio-based grocery chain announced a major chicken recall on July 5, affecting approximately 8,492,832 pounds of ready-to-eat Tyson Foods chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  Along with Tyson Foods products, the recall also includes certain H-E-B brand items and meals from South Flo Pizza. Tyson produced its affected frozen, fully cooked chicken items between December 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021. H-E-B released its Meal Simple products from January 28, 2021, through July 4, 2021. For the South Flo Pizza meals, H-E-B produced the items from January 13, 2021, to July 4, 2021, according to the news release. H-E-B has removed all products related to the recall from its store shelves.

San Antonio resident wins $3 million in lottery scratch ticket game

San Antonio has seen several lucky lottery players in 2021

It’s been a lucky year in San Antonio so far with several million-dollar lottery scratch tickets sold in the area. A San Antonio resident claimed the top prize of $3 million in the Texas Lottery scratch ticket game 500X Loteria Spectacular on July 2.

It’s a $50 scratch ticket and, thus far, is the only top prize to be claimed for the game. The ticket was purchased at Pit Stop Food Mart #30, located at 1530 W. Loop 1604 N, according to lottery officials. Overall odds of winning any prize in the game are one in 3.10, including break-even prizes. The winner has elected to remain anonymous.

Fluffy comedian Gabriel Iglesias @ The Tobin Center June 30th – July 17th

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

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

Become a certified babysitter for foster care families, so they don’t burn out

50% of foster care families quit within the first year, don’t get enough breaks

Advocates in Bexar County are calling on community volunteers to help foster families who need breaks and extra support. When most parents need a break, they call a family member or whatever babysitter is available. However, foster children require certified caregivers that have gone through training acknowledged by the state. “It’s a one-day training. People come in, they can become certified babysitters by the end of it, and they can serve local foster families,” said Jennifer Smith, the executive director of the South Texas Alliance for Orphans. The STAO simplified these training sessions into a program that only takes several hours. “You’ll get all your trauma training you need, you’ll get your CPR, and you’ll even get your TB tine test,” Jarzombek said. “The only thing you’ll have to do on your own time outside of this one Saturday is get your fingerprint.” Certified babysitters can give foster parents a chance to recharge. They can go take care of the needs of other children. It just helps support that community so those foster families don’t burn out and quit. Almost 850 children currently need foster families in Bexar County. Community members can volunteer to cook meals for families, pick up groceries, help with laundry, donate diapers, mow their lawns, or even become drivers to get the children to their many parental visits and doctors or counseling appointments. The quest is to create a more extensive community web working together to give foster children the love and care they deserve. If you’d like to volunteer in some way, reach out to the South Texas Alliance for Orphans https://www.alliance4orphans.org/

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 14, 2021 - 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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