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Posted: August 16, 2016

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African Violet Show and Sale

March 31 – April 1 San Antonio Garden Center3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. FREE ADMISSION Friday March 31: Sale: 9:00 - 4:00 Show: 1:00 – 4:00. Saturday April 1: Show and Sale: 9:00 – 3:00. Hundreds of African violets and related plants for sale and on display. Many plants available that are not generally found in local nurseries. Experienced growers available to answer questions. For information contact: Dorcas Brashear – 830-755-8797 (Club President) Jane Rexilius – 830-632-9846 (Show Chairman) 210-824-9981

Stinson Municipal Airport Turns Into A Movie Theate

Free Movies! Grab some popcorn, a blanket or a chair and get ready to see some of the most iconic aviation cinematography. This is the first time Stinson Municipal Airport has become the backdrop for Slab Cinema, a series of movies shown outdoors at the airport. This family-friendly event is an opportunity for the community to come together to enjoy a free movie, eat some snacks and cherish time with family and friends. There will be plenty of food from Big Bib BBQ Restaurant and other concession items for sale. p.m.,  Friday, March 31th, Memphis Belle (PG-13) 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 7th Amelia (PG) 8:00 p.m.

*Movies will be held at the Stinson Terminal and during inclement weather movie will be shown in a hanger. Stinson is located at 8535 Mission Road

Mystery Dog Rescue 

Mystery Dog Rescue will be holding an adoption event, to find forever homes for strays in the San Antonio area. Mystery Dog Rescue is a foster-based rescue. All dogs and cats live in foster homes, where they learn how to be part of a family. All pets are spayed, up to date on shots, heartworm negative, and microchipped. All of our animals available for adoption can be viewed on our Facebook page or our website. 

Mystery Dog Rescue Adoption Event Date: Saturday, March 25th  

Time: 12 noon to 4pm, Location: Pet Supplies Plus, 3133 Nacogdoches, next to MacArthur High School. Featuring: Bogie, a 3 year old black lab. He’s great with dogs and cats, but is shy and cautious when meeting humans. He is a perfect house dog. He loves to go for walks, and is great on a leash. 

2017 MDA Muscle Walk 

MDA Muscle Walk of San Antonio Secures New Venue  

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is bringing strength to life for kids and adults in the San Antonio community with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases at the 2017 MDA Muscle Walk of San Antonio on March 18th 2017. The annual event will raise critical awareness and dollars to help MDA fund groundbreaking research across diseases and empower its families with services and support from day one to help them live longer and grow stronger. MDA Muscle Walk is a meaningful way for families, friends, neighbors and local businesses in San Antonio to come together and show support for area MDA families. This year’s walk includes a short route and a 5K route designed for participants of all ages and abilities, including a wheelchair and equipment-friendly course. This annual event is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. at Valero Headquarters. To register, visit , or call the local MDA office at 210-650-3181. 

St. Mary Magdalen School to celebrate their 75th Anniversary

St. Mary Magdalen School is elated to celebrate our 75th Anniversary this October. We would like to invite each of you to our Gala Festivities. Please take a moment to visit our website and RSVP. If you have ever attended St. Mary Magdalen or are one of our Alumni, please contact to update your contact information so that we can continue to share your achievements, joys, and milestones through life. You have been a part of our history, now be a part of our Future.   

American Chuck Wagon Association Championship Cook Off  

The American Chuck Wagon Association (ACWA) Championship Cook Off will be held in Fredericksburg on Thursday, March 30th through Saturday, April 1, 2017 – in conjunction with the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail – at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott. The ACWA Championship Cook Off will begin on Thursday, March 30, 2017 with a local education day including educational demonstrations by chuck wagon teams for area 4th grade students. The event will conclude on Saturday, April 1, 2017 with a chuck wagon meal and the ACWA Championship Cook Off food competition that will be judged by a panel of food writers, journalists, local officials and former Texas Rangers. The event is open to the public and spectators are welcome. Visitors may purchase lunch tickets for Saturday’s meal prepared by competing chuck wagons, which will include a chicken fried steak, potatoes, beans, bread and dessert. The tickets will be on sale at the ACWA website beginning on January 1, 2017. Tickets are first come first serve and are limited in quantity. For more information on visiting Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country, visit

H-E-Buddy Ultra-Accessible Run, Walk & Roll 1K 

The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation and Morgan’s Wonderland have signed on to support a new addition to the H-E-B Alamo Run Fest – the H-E-Buddy Ultra-Accessible Run, Walk & Roll 1K set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1st, at the Alamodome. “We’re urging all those with special needs age 2 and older to sign up for this inaugural recreational and fitness event,” said Gordon Hartman, CEO of The Foundation. “It’s designed to provide a safe and secure experience for participants with physical and cognitive challenges. No doubt it will be a thrill for them to take part in the 1K, a distance of slightly more than a half mile, and finish inside the impressive Alamodome, site of so many memorable athletic performances.” Individuals with special needs can take part in the H-E-Buddy Ultra-Accessible Run, Walk & Roll 1K for free, but they need to be accompanied by a parent, chaperone or guardian who can register as a “buddy runner” for $25. An event shirt and finisher medal will be awarded to the person registered as the “runner.” For registration, additional details and frequently-asked questions, visit 

For The Kids at UTSA annual Dance Marathon  

Come out April 8th, from 9:00 A.M. to 9 P.M. in The University of Texas at San Antonio's Convocation Center for The Kids at UTSA annual Dance Marathon. FTK (For The Kids) aim is to ensure that no family has to face pediatric cancer alone and we do this by hosting amazing events for the children and the families to enjoy. FTK’s yearlong fundraising efforts culminate in an annual 12-hour Dance Marathon, which is a demonstration of resolve that asks participants to support families while providing an opportunity for these families to escape the hospital environment. This event is a high energy no-sitting, no-sleeping celebration of life and is dedicated to our FTK families to show them they are not alone in their fight. FTK Dancers pledge to stand for 12 hours to show families that because cancer never rests, neither will we. The Dance Marathon doesn't just mean dancing - it involves music, live entertainment, fun games, line dances, athlete performances, powerful family speeches, and much more. To register as a dancer: http://www. 

San Antonio Herb Society April Meeting 

Please join us Thursday April 13th for our social time at 6:30 with the general meeting starting at 7:00. Suzanne Parker is the founder and CEO of Powerhouse Bakery. As a registered dietitian and personal trainer, Suzanne's mission is to show her customers that healthy should taste amazing! Suzanne designs recipes to showcase the healthiest gluten free, non-GMO & organic ingredients. Her kitchen is run by several passionate foodies dedicated to health & wellness education and offer cooking classes, individual and group nutrition coaching. Suzanne will be demonstrating herbs used in the healthiest ways. The San Antonio Herb Society meets at the San Antonio Garden Center located at the corner of Parland and New Braunfels. Admission is Free! For more information visit our website at 

3rd annual Garden Ridge Citizen Police Academy Alumni Car Show

Dreaming of the Good Ole Days, Cool Cars, and Great Music? Well then come experience the 3rd annual Garden Ridge Citizen Police Academy Alumni Car Show. The show will take place on Saturday, April 15th from 8 am to 4 pm, Garden Ridge Community Center, 9500 Municipal Parkway, Garden Ridge, TX (located between San Antonio and New Braunfels). Admission is FREE to all spectators. Let the music take you through the craft show and silent auction. Good food and beverages will be available. If you are interested in showing your classic vehicle visit or contact Dave at 219-588-7796 cell or 210-698-2322, Gary at 210-651-5528 or Jack at 210-651-4082 for further information. 

6th Annual Royalty Run 5K & Parade in the beautiful City of Windcrest  

Everybody loves a Parade!!! And we have one for you combined with a Royalty Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk. Join us for our 6th Annual Royalty Run 5K & Parade in the beautiful City of Windcrest on Saturday, April 22nd at 8:00am. Runner Registration includes: Chipped time, Shaded Route, Crown, Snacks, Water Stops and fun! This is a 5K Competitive Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk followed by a very special street parade featuring the Fiesta Especial Royal Court and a number of disability service organizations serving some great folks in our community. Dress in your most festive Fiesta® wear and help bring the sights, sounds and excitement of Fiesta to the streets of Windcrest. Fiesta Costuming is Encouraged! Dress in your brightest colors and adorn yourself with streamers and flower head pieces for this festive run. The Fiesta Especial 5K Competitive Run and 1 mile Fun Run will lead out with the Fiesta Especial parade following behind. Kick back, relax and enjoy the Parade when you’ve finished your run or walk. This event celebrates and benefits individuals with disabilities in San Antonio. Phone: 210-656-6674, Email:, 

New Braunfels Area Car Club’s 25th Annual Swap Meet & Sunday Car Show

April 21-22-23, 2017 Comal County Fairgrounds, 801 E. Common Street, New Braunfels, TX. Free to Public. On-Site Parking - $5.00 per Car $10.00 Trucks with Trailers. Over 700 vendors will be selling vintage vehicles, parts and automotive memorabilia, profits are used for educational scholarships. No dogs allowed. For more information, visit 



Boys Town Texas 5k and 10k Charity “Family Fun Run” for Prevention of Child Abuse.

Join us Saturday, May 6th at 8:00 a.m. at the Valero Energy Headquarters One Valero Way for the Annual Boys Town Texas 5k and 10k Charity “Family Fun Run”. Child abuse is a continuing problem in the United States. Many are unaware of the signs of abuse, or may know a child who is being abused and don’t know what to do. Boys Town Texas is working to bring awareness to child abuse to reduce the number of mistreated children each year by providing life-saving information to the public. For more information visit: Online Registration: 

Northern Hills United Methodist Church Presents its 3rd Annual Blessing of the Bikes 

Join us Saturday May 13th, 9 AM to 10:30 AM, at Northern Hills Church, 3703 N. Loop 1604 E. San Antonio TX 78247. (210) 654-0881. Free breakfast tacos, and live music featuring the Northern Hills Christian Rock Band. Point of contact: Hershel Krigbaum. ( (210) 263-7156

SCO Equipment’s 6th Annual Car & Bike Show – BBQ Cook-off to Benefit: Operation Float A Solider & SA Christian Hope Resource Center

Join us Saturday May 20th, 8am-3pm for ASCO Equipment’s 6th Annual Car & Bike Show – BBQ Cook-off To Benefit: Operation Float A Solider & SA Christian Hope Resource Center, 4146 IH 10 East. Point of Contact Vanessa Hernandez (210)333-8000

7th Annual Art in the Dark 

We are excited to announce that our 2017 Art in the Dark, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., will be at a new venue – the beautiful Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St. Alumni of the Sam Houston High School Cherokees Class of ’66 will be our Presenting Sponsor. Join us for an unforgettable, unique evening celebrating “The Touch”…”The Sense”…”The Feel”… of art. We will have fabulous local artists, potters, sculptors and jewelry designers who have donated their art work to this event. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on the art throughout the evening while enjoying wonderful food and beverages from local restaurants and businesses. The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Choir will provide entertainment. All proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired – blind children’s programs. For information, tickets and sponsorship visit

9th Annual “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble 

Sign-up today for the 9th Annual “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m., Republic Golf Club, 4226 SE Military Dr., this event sells out every year!! Join us for the most unique golfing experience with championship blind golfers who come to San Antonio from all over the USA, Canada, Scotland and England to play in the American Blind Golf National Championship Tournament. It is then followed with the “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble where sighted golfers are paired with blind golfers. Put together a team – or sign up individually – be prepared to be awe-inspired and have the best golfing experience you have ever had!!!! All proceeds benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired- blind children’s programs. Boxed lunch at noon – shotgun at 12:45. For information, visit    

9th Annual Weston Wright “Lighting the Way” 5K/10K Run/Walk 

Sign up today for the 9th Annual Weston Wright “Lighting the Way” 5K/10K Run/Walk: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:00 – 10:30 a.m., McAllister Park- Pavilion 2, 13102 Jones-Maltsberger Rd., and join twelve-year-old Weston Wright, and his Lighthouse friends in this wonderful annual event –Check-in begins at 7:00 A.M. race starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. at McAllister Park – Pavilion 2 and proceeds through the newly-paved trails. All proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired - blind children’s programs. The event is chip-timed and managed by iRun – food, drinks, face painting, prizes and medals. Don’t miss the opportunity to support the San Antonio Lighthouse while spending quality-time with friends and family as you participate together. Strollers and pets welcome!!!! For information and registration, visit

American Humane  

Building a better, more humane world begins with the next generation. For more than 100 years, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, has been working to teach children the value of being kind to animals. Their humane education campaigns, including the “Be Kind to Animals Week®” have been the most successful in history. Now, American Humane has developed a new campaign called “Kindness100” to give kids (and their parents) four simple ways they can help improve the lives of billions of animals – from disappearing and endangered animals to farm animals to animals used in entertainment and the 6-8 million animals relinquished to U.S. shelters each year. The website provides little tips that can make a big difference in the lives of the world’s animals. It also provides appealing and professionally prepared pre-K to Grade 5 humane education curricula for parents and teachers. Together we CAN build a more humane world. 

U.S. Air Force Offers More  

The U.S. Air Force offers more than 140 exciting career specialties. We can match you to a job of your choice and train you in a high-tech skill. We’ll pay you a great salary, and if your Air Force job requires certification or licensure, we’ll help you earn that, too. You may even qualify for an enlistment bonus. When you join the Air Force, you don’t lose your personal identity. In fact, your personal and financial independence will continue to grow, and you’ll gain a sense of pride knowing you’re serving your country. To get a jump-start on an exciting career, Call SSgt Meagan Roberts at 210-573-1380 or email details at: 

 Be a part of America's Defense The Air Force Reserve  

The Air Force Reserve is a critical part of America's defense and offers a variety of part-time jobs with full-time benefits, including low-cost health insurance, a non-contributory retirement plan, Tuition Assistance and other educational programs. There are many exciting part-time Air Force Reserve jobs which allow Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers, or continue their educations, while serving close to home. Signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Go to or call 800-257-1212 for more information on how you can Start Your Adventure with the Air Force Reserve. 

Native American Rights Fund  

Since 1970, NARF has stood firm for justice in Indian Country on critical issues like treaty enforcement, hunting & fishing rights, Indian child welfare, religious freedom and more. You too can become a modern day warrior – stand firm with NARF. Learn more at N-A-R-F dot org, and join the fight for Native rights. Support for this program is provided by the Native American Rights Fund, reminding you that Sovereignty is not free. Human trafficking is modern day slavery Human trafficking is modern day slavery. And it happens in our own communities. Victims can be any gender, age, or race. Join the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to learn how to recognize and report this heinous crime. Visit our website at Reuniting lost pets just celebrated 10 years of helping the lost, found, pound, and adoptable pets of San Antonio. If your pet is lost then come to and view the home page which lists current pets at the San Antonio ACS. Also while at upload a photo and description of your lost pet and then click over to the Found page to see if someone has already found your pet. also lists adoptable pets from several San Antonio pet rescue organizations. A new feature to is the listing of the ACS pets that are at the Brooks kennel including maps of how to get to that kennel. Donations to are welcome in order to help with the fees such as the annual ACS fee. is a software database project designed and maintained by Jay Pennington which just celebrated 11 years of helping San Antonio's lost pets get back home resulting in fewer pets being put down in the shelters. For Details log-on to or e-mail 

National Desert Storm War Memorial Association 

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is a federally recognized 501 (C) 3 whose sole mission is to construct the Desert Storm Memorial in Washington, D.C. to remember the almost 400 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice and honor the over 600,000 who served. To find out more or to donate, please visit us at

Sarcoma Foundation of America “Sarcoma is Cancer”  

Odds are you’ve never heard that word before. For the 40 people diagnosed with sarcoma every day, it is a life changing word because (short pause) sarcoma is cancer. Through awareness, advocacy, and research, the Sarcoma Foundation of America is bringing hope to families whose lives have been turned upside-down by a cancer they had never heard of until the diagnosis. Please join us in the fight to find the cure for sarcoma. For more information on the work of the Sarcoma Foundation of America, go to cure sarcoma (dot) org.

The National Meningitis Association 

The National Meningitis Association: Bacterial meningitis is a disease that strikes mainly young people, killing at least one in ten that contract it or causing brain damage or other disabilities. The good news is it can be prevented through vaccination. But many preteens and teens have not been immunized against the two types of meningitis. More at the association’s website, N-M-A U-S dot org. That’s W-W-W dot N-M-A U-S dot O-R-G.

YouthBuild program 

Are you under age 25 without a job or high school diploma? If so, SA Youth can help. Our YouthBuild program seeks young adults ages 16 to 24 who have quit school or need workforce training to get a good job. Don't give up. Opportunity awaits, and it's free! Call us at 223-3131 ext. 205 to sign up and experience lifelong success today. Call 223-3131 ext. 205


Did you know, there are nearly 30,000 children in Texas’ foster care system? For more than 70 years, BCFS Health and Human Services has built loving families through foster care and adoption. As a foster parent through BCFS-San Antonio, you can make a REAL DIFFERENCE in the life of a child who needs your love and compassion .Foster parents receive a monthly stipend to care for each child, AND foster parents receive 24/7 support from BCFS. Visit – that’s – to see how YOU can make a difference in the life of a child TODAY!   

Project HOPE “Save Newborns Now” Radio PSA Campaign Scripts 

Save Newborns Now 

The most dangerous day for a baby is the first day of life. Babies born in poverty zones are dying from infections…pneumonia…malnutrition. But they don’t have to die. For nearly 60 years, Project HOPE has been working around the world. Training local healthcare workers. Delivering medicines and medical supplies. Giving newborns the healthy start they need to survive and thrive. Make sure her first day of life is not her last. To volunteer or learn more about Project HOPE, visit









































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