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Posted: August 17, 2016

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NEW MOVIES: WIDOWS, INSTANT FAMILY Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, 




The Shops at Cantera is Now Dog Friendly! 

50TH Annual Auto & Truck Show Thurs-Sunday Henry B. Convention Center

The San Antonio Auto and Truck Show (SAATS), produced by the SA Auto Dealers (SADA), is a preeminent automotive event, bringing all things automotive to South Texas each November. Dubbed “the largest showroom in South Texas”, Show visitors may shop and compare all makes and models of cars and light trucks, under one roof. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018, the SAATS offers up exciting automotive manufacturer displays of the newest model vehicles and the latest, cutting-edge technologies every year. Visitors can also experience the most current and innovative automotive technologies, test drive new vehicles, meet celebrities and experience some of the most exotic vehicles on the planet!


ZONARTE Holiday Mercado de Aztlan NOVEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 18

Don’t know what to get your hard-to-shop for familia and friends? Wouldn’t you love to gift them something special and one-of-a-kind? Get a head start on all of your holiday shopping at the FREE international ZONARTE Holiday Mercado de Aztlan, hosted by Centro Cultural Aztlan. November 16-18, 2018 FREE and open to the public…GRATUITO y abierto al público Preview the newest creations from a wide range of artisans from San Antonio, across Texas, and México offering their unique handmade gifts, original prints, paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewelry, and artesanía during the 23rd annual Holiday Mercado. Centro Cultural Aztlan 1800 Fredericksburg Rd, Ste 103 San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 432-1896

“Light Up a Child's Heart" Christmas Event Toy Drive THRU - DECEMBER 3
Please help bless a child in need this holiday by donating a brand new toy or monetary donation. Help us give the children of our clients a Merry Christmas. We will be accepting donations until Monday, December 3, 2018. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm and Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. For further details, contact our Sr. Coordinator, Marketing & Children's Events, Nicole Alabi, at or (210) 299-4540 ext. 126. Chrysalis Ministries 509 San Pedro Ave. (210) 299-4540

Reindeer Brigade NOV 6 - DEC 7 1130am

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is asking for the community's support this holiday season to bring joy and cheer to our members through our annual Reindeer Brigade program. With your help we can make over 1,000 Club members' holiday wishes come true. Through the Reindeer Brigade program, our youth supply a wish list with information about themselves and their holiday wish. Businesses, families, and others can sponsor a child or two (or more!). A gift for every Club Member who needs us the most is no small goal. For some of these youth, these gifts are the only ones they will receive. Your participation in Reindeer Brigade carries a significance far beyond the gift itself. This year, please consider being a part of this tremendous effort. Email to sign up. We will match you with a Club Member’s holiday wish list. Place the unwrapped gifts in a holiday gift bag (suggested spending is $25 per child), attach the wish list, and deliver to the Mays Family Clubhouse at 123 Ralph Avenue by Friday, December 7. Mays Family Clubhouse 123 Ralph Avenue San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 436-0686 RVASQUEZ@BEGREATSA.ORG

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops featuring FREE photos with Santa 10 am free thru Dec 24th

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and San Antonio-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games. Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The Santa’s Wonderland Christmas village offers remote control trucks, laser/ foam toy arcade, Lincoln Logs building area and much more. Kids can also enjoy free crafts, coloring stations and write a letter to Santa. Guests can reserve their free visit and photo with Santa using the free Bass Pass system. Visit the Bass Pass Ticket Depot located at the entrance of Santa’s Wonderland to pick up a time-stamped pass. In addition, Bass Pro Shops stores are designated toy drop-off stations for Toys for Tots. Families that bring a new toy to donate Saturday and Sunday, November 24-25, will receive a FREE premium photo package valued at $20. Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH-10 West

El Dia de los Muertos OCTOBER 1, 2018 - JANUARY 6, 2019

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is hosting a unique student exhibit for Dia de los Muertos. A major piece of the exhibit includes an Ofrenda, prepared by a UTSA Honors College class as a class project. Lecturer Alegra Lozano teaches HON3503: Dia de los Muertos to a class of 16 UTSA Honors College students, in a variety of majors. Institute of Texan Cultures 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. 210-458-2300

Nature Connects: Art with Lego© Bricks 9am thru December 31st 

Nature Connects is an award-winning sculpture exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Sean Kenney. Created with nearly half a million LEGO © bricks, the thirteen nature-inspired displays at the San Antonio Botanical Garden include a larger-than-life Monarch butterfly and a 6-foot hummingbird on a trumpet flower. San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston Place


Community Support Groups JULY 19, 2018 - DECEMBER 19, 2019

Every 1st & 3rd Thurs of month 2 support groups held in the Family Life Center at St. Peter's, Boerne, for: (1) family members who care for or are associated with a mentally ill person; (2) peer-to-peer group for those affected personally by mental illness--both held @ 6:30-8:30 in separate rooms across from each other. Walk-in's welcome but if more info needed please e-mail: Don and Mary O'Connor:, or jenny @ for peer group info. St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church 202 W. Kronkosky St. Boerne, TX 78006. NAMI/San Antonio (National Alliance on Mental Illness) (210) 734-3349

Salado Creek Market at Los Patios now - DECEMBER 8 10am

Twenty four artists, craftsmen and food purveyors on the grounds of beautiful Los Patios the second weekend of each month. Saturday and Sunday, 10-4. Additional vendors welcome. Each month benefits a separate charity. To apply as a vendor or participate as a charity, call 210-280-8451 Los Patios - An Event Destination 2015 NE Loop 410 210-844-2130 



First Friday Fun @Urban Farm Stand- DECEMBER 31, 2018 5pm FREE

Special guest vendors & artists, food trucks, fire spinners, acrobats, comedians, musicians, you never who'll be here so come explore & share our Southtown's Fabulous First Friday bashes. The Urban Farm Stand 1423 So. Presa 210.702.0898

Mission Marquee Farmers & Artisans Market MARCH 17 - NOVEMBER 17

Join us at the Mission Marquee Plaza Farmers and Artisan Market! Come check out locally sourced farmers selling fresh goods. The San Antonio Food Bank Mobile Mercado will be on site which includes healthy cooking demos and nutrition education. Browse through a variety of local artisan vendors. There will also be live music performances, food, fun family activities, plus much more! We are Pet Friendly! Brought to you by the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office, San Antonio Food Bank, and American Indians in Texas. Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt (210) 207-8612

Farmers Market at the Cibolo MARCH 3 - NOVEMBER 17 9am FREE

The Farmers Market at the Cibolo provides area residents the opportunity to buy Hill Country grown and produced products and support local farmers and specialty vendors. If it’s homemade, handmade or fresh and tasty, you can get it at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo. The farmers market also offers educational and cultural events and a place to visit with friends and neighbors. Herff Farm 33 Herff Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616



Eastside Spanish-English Exchange JANUARY 4 - NOVEMBER 15 free

EastEastside Spanish-English Exchange allows people who are fluent in either Spanish or English to improve conversational ability in the other language. Our primary focus is conversing in Spanish over lunch. Participants arrive when they can and leave when they need to, as several utilize their lunch hours to participate. There is no meeting on Thanksgiving Day. First Presbyterian Church generously provides water and coffee in the room. Although the address of the building is 404 North Alamo, the entrance is on Avenue E at McCullough. From the entrance, which is on lobby level "L", either go up one level to "2" in the elevator or take the stairs to the LEFT up to the next landing. From the level 2 landing, there is a doorway to the right labeled for offices. The conference room, room 200, is to the ledt after entering the suite of offices. Eastside Spanish-English Exchange is coordinated by Rachel Cywinski and by regular participant Tina Pacheco, 2 community members. First Presbyterian Church 404 North Alamo Street, Entrance on Avenue E at McCullough (210) 271-2753

Want to play RUGBY!!! Tues 7 Thurs 7pm FREE

Learn how to play the fastest growing sport in America. Rugby is great for fitness and any age. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the Wheatley Heights Sports Complex and let The San Antonio Rugby Football Club show you how to play this amazing sport. Youth and High School teams are looking for new players as well as our Men's team and Women's team.

San Antonio My Health Meetup group every Thursday 630pm FREE

Want to know how you can be healthier? Want to know how to improve your diet? Then, join likeminded people who strive to feel better, more active, and get the most out of their health. Stop by during our meetups to hear a helpful tip or share a healthful tip! All are welcome! We hope to see you soon! La Madeleine 11745 W Interstate 10 Ste 101 (703) 473-9096


Children’s Vegetable Garden Program SEPTEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 15

The Garden is proud to present one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs. Children ages 8-13 get their hands-on horticulture with the help of our partner organizations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners. The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden is an opportunity for children to grow their own vegetables and ornamental plants with the help of instructors from the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners, as well as other volunteer organizations. Each child is allotted a 3.5’x28’ garden plot. Children will have fun growing different types of seeds, vegetables, and ornamental annual flowers. Children can also earn their Junior Master Gardener certification by participating in fun, hands-on activities each week after they have tended their garden. In order to gain the most from the learning experience and to help ensure successful growing, participants are required to attend all sessions (two absences are allowed). Families are welcome to share the gardening experience with their child. A parent or guardian must stay with their child. San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston Place 


Destino San Antonio @ Briscoe SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 - JANUARY 21, 2019

Destino San Antonio presents, for the first time, selections from the Briscoe Museum’s collection of nearly 600 stereographs of San Antonio, dating from the 1860s to 1930. The exhibition is inspired by the structure of the stereograph─ a picture composed of two superposed images that give a three-dimensional effect when viewed with a stereoscope or special glasses. Artist and guest curator Anne Wallace incorporates multiple perspectives on the image and identity of San Antonio during a time of profound transition after the Civil War until the final days of the “frontier,” inviting us to engage with the past and consider the future of our City. Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205 2102994499





UHG-Optum Health 6200 Northwest Parkway 730am


San Antonio Herb Society Meeting 630PM FREE

Leslie a member of San Antonio Herb Society as well the San Antonio Herb Market Association will be doing a presentation on” ginger” The Herb of the month. Are guest speaker will be, Dr. Linying Tan, MD, PhD, teaches Traditional Chinese Medicine at Texas Health and Science University, will be sharing about some of the medicinal properties of ginger and how to self-diagnose to see if you would benefit from ginger and how to apply it if you do. Showing how to make ginger ale and ginger tea dates (a traditional Chinese tea). Samples will be available for all. This event is free and open to the public. San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels 



Blood Drive

Allison L. Steele Enhanced Learning Center 204 Wright Ave. Schertz, TX 781548.0am 


Planetarium Shows at the Scobee Education Center 630PM

Scobee Planetarium is open every Friday evening (except special events and holidays). Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. If weather permits, the observatory is opened after the last public show to observe celestial objects through the refracting telescope. Visit for schedule and information. Scobee Education Center and Planetarium 1300 San Pedro




Blood Drive

The Club at Sonterra 901 Sonterra 9am

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church 202 W. Kronkosky St. 4pm



New Life Christian Center Turkey Give Away 12pm

New Life Christian Center will be holding their First Annual Turkey Giveaway on Saturday, November 17th from 12– 6pm. This event is free to the public and will take place New Life Christian Academy Hybrid Gymnasium located at 6622 US-90, San Antonio, TX 78227. This special giveaway is for 100 Turkeys until they are gone. There is a One Turkey per family limit with no special invite or vouchers needed. 



Pearl Farmer's Market 9AM


Legacy Farmers Market 10AM

Local farmers, food artisans, crafters and more. Find the best local produce and hidden gems in the area. Come by and see us! Every weekend from 10am-3pm. Northeast corner of 1604/281N. Legacy Shopping Center 18402 US Hwy 281N

Veterans Resource Fair 10am freeThe San Antonio veterans and military community are invited to attend a free Veterans Resource Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17 hosted by VFW District 20, Humana and the San Antonio Food Bank. Several area organizations serving the veterans community will be on hand to provide resources and information. There will also be children’s activities including face painting. The resource fair is the culmination of a two-month long food drive hosted by the three organizations in an effort to bring awareness to the fact that 1 in 5 households served by a local food bank has at least one member who has served or is currently serving in the U.S. military (according to Feeding America). Members of the community are invited to bring non-perishable food donations with them to help support the food drive. As part of the event, the 20 VFW posts will convoy their food donations to the San Antonio Food Bank and then help sort the food items intended for veterans and military families. For more information, please call (210) 337-FOOD (3663). As part of its Bold Goal work to make San Antonio 20 percent healthier by 2020, Humana is bringing the VFW and the San Antonio Food Bank together to impact food insecurity locally. Earlier this year, Humana partnered with Feeding America (the national affiliate for the San Antonio Food Bank) to stage a series of events throughout the year that will drive food donations and raise awareness of food insecurity with a focus on helping veterans. In addition, Humana is a national affiliate partner of the VFW. San Antonio Food Bank 5200 W Old US Highway 90



GrillsGiving@Mission County Park 12pm

This unique, family-friendly event in Mission County Park along the San Antonio River offers a festival-like atmosphere, including a searing barbecue cook-off, live music, kid activities and free parking! Net proceeds benefit the REAP (Residential Energy Assistance Partnership) fund. Mission County Park 6030 Padre Drive

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure 1pm @ Tobin 

The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago - and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 115 Auditorium Cir

24th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza @ Lila Cockrell Theater 7pm



Blood Drive

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church 202 W. Kronkosky St. 845am

St. Helena's Catholic Church 14714 Edgemont 845am

Crown of Life Lutheran Church 19291 Stone Oak Pkwy 9am



Legacy Farmers Market 10AM

Local farmers, food artisans, crafters and more. Find the best local produce and hidden gems in the area. Come by and see us! Every weekend from 10am-3pm. Northeast corner of 1604/281N. Legacy Shopping Center 18402 US Hwy 281N Road




16th Festival de Puerto Rico en San Antonio 12pm

Six hours full of fun and entertainment in a family-friendly environment. Traditional Puerto Rican culture of cuisine, arts & crafts and energy packed music. Continuous performances on two stages. Featured artist on the main stage is Victoria Sanabria, directly from Puerto Rico just for this event. A special Kids Zone with Puerto Rican children to enjoy games, story-telling plus hands-on arts & crafts. FREE PARKING. San Antonio Shrine Auditorium 901 N. Loop 1604 West 210-241-5441

Battle of the Alamo - 15 Year Anniversary Community Hip Hop Urban Street Fesitval and Food Drive 2pm free

Hip Hop Community Food Drive - Entry fee with canned goods or $5 donation. Break Dance Competitions with Youth Battles - 2 on 2 with an International Qualifier for another major event - 2 on 2 All Style Battles - Latin World Car Show - BMW Stunt Show and showcases Live Graffiti Art and other Art Performances by Network for Young Artist Live Concert: Bombasta Plaza Guadalupe 1327 Guadalupe Street

Symphonic Classics 3pm free

The Heart of Texas Concert Band continues their 10th Anniversary Season with Concert # 108: Symphonic Classics featuring the 5th Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich and Stephen Moore performing Weber's 1st Clarinet Concerto. McAllister Auditorium, San Antonio College 1300 San Pedro Ave

Boys to Men@Tobin 4pm

CCSA’s inaugural festival of the male voice! Young men from across San Antonio will participate in a day of rehearsals and camaraderie in partnership with adult and professional ensembles including IlluMen and the Marksmen, culminating in a free performance at 4:00pm. Join us for an uplifting concert capturing the spirit of our future in the voices of today. Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 115 Auditorium Cir









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