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Posted: August 16, 2016

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Mystery Dog Rescue Adoption Events for February 

Mystery Dog Rescue will be holding several adoption events throughout February, 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.

Adoption Event Date: Saturday, February 11th 12 noon to 4pm

Location: Petco (formerly Unleashed), 8109 Callaghan Road, at IH10 West in the Sprouts shopping center. Featuring: Sullivan is a sweet, heeler/shepherd blend. He is about a year and a half, and gets along with other dogs and cats. He is crate trained and house trained. Sully is very affectionate and loves all people. He tends to be submissive with other dogs and really wants to please.-

Adoption Event Date: Saturday, February 18th 12 noon to 4pm 

Location: Petsmart at The Rim, 17815 La Cantera Pkwy Featuring: Princess Kirby, a 2-3 year old terrier blend. Princess loves toys and playing tug-of-war. Princess is good with most other dogs, but not really fond of cats. Princess can be shy when first meeting, but once she warms up will let you give her belly rubs! Princess is very treat motivated, which really helps with getting to know her.--

Adoption Event Date: Saturday, February 25th 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.

Cupid’s Chase in Support of People with Disabilities 

Join us on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Op Schnabel Park 9606 Bandera Rd. SA TX 78250 Registration at 8:00AM Race begins at 10:00AM. Community Options, Inc. invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help raise funds to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in our annual Cupid’s Chase 5K. Because of you…we can make a difference! Any questions about the race or sponsorship please contact us at 210-212-4969 or 


St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Polish Dinner 

St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bandera, TX. is hosting an authentic Polish Dinner on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 11 AM to 2 PM or until the food runs out. The price is $8.00 a plate. The dinner will include: Polish sausage link served on a bed of mashed potatoes and cabbage roll Pierogi’s with caramelized bacon and onion drizzled over them Polish vegetable salad Sauerkraut Polish rye bread Coffee/tea. There will also be a variety of desserts to pick from. The church is located at 602 Seventh St, Bandera, TX 78003. FOR Details: Pat Frank 1125 Horseshoe Falls Bandera, TX 78003 (Home) 830.796.3071 or (Cell) 571.334.4187

DreamWorks Animation and Antonian College Preparatory High School Present:  Shrek the Musical Based on the Oscar-winning animation film, Shrek The Musical is the Tony Award-winning adventure-filled musical that will be playing at the Antonian College Preparatory High School March 1st – 5th at the Antonian high school, Steve Hernandez Theater. 6425 West Avenue

Castle Hills, TX. Contact: Abigail Sauseda, Director of Communications 210-344-9265, x106


ChildSafe Distributes Cardboard Kids® to Public at Area Malls March 3 & 4 and 10 & 11 To Prepare for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Community-wide Reveal Day is April 6 

Momentum is building for ChildSafe’s Cardboard Kids campaign, a community-wide effort to heighten awareness of child abuse and neglect, an issue that continues to plague Bexar County. The campaign began in 2014 with 5,846 Cardboard Kids; this year 60,000 will be distributed to individuals, civic groups, schools and businesses across the city. They represent the thousands of abused children in our community. Cardboard Kids are memorable 2-foot high cardboard kid cutouts that citizens PICK-UP, DECORATE and DISPLAY on April 6. Cardboard Kids will be distributed free to the public March 3-4 and March 10-11 at San Antonio area malls and TriPoint YMCA; Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm, at the following locations: Ingram Park Mall – lower level outside of Dillard’s, North Star Mall - lower level center court, Rolling Oaks Mall - lower level by main entrance, South Park Mall - near Food Court, & D.R. Semmes Family YMCA at TriPoint - lobby area. Contact: Karen Adams 210-844-8973

ChildSafe, now in its 25th year of service, invites all citizens to be a part of this campaign. To learn more about Cardboard Kids, visit

Texas Lodge #8 Fish Fry Dinner 

Help support children’s scholarship and the local community while enjoying great food. Come to Texas 8 Masonic Lodge for our Fish Fry Fundraiser on March 4th from 11 am -4 pm. Come and partake in expertly fried fish, sides and a drink for just $8! We are located at 122 Washington in the heart of the King William District just blocks away from The Friendly Spot. Supporting the local community and youth scholarship has never been easier than getting a fried fish plate at Texas Mason Lodge. See you there!


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 


Family FIESTAval  

Join Reaching Maximum Independence, Inc. as we introduce the 2017 Fiesta Especial Royal Court at a family festival of fun at Aggie Park, Saturday, April 1st (4pm - 8pm). Aggie Park is located at the intersection of Loop 410 and Vance Jackson outside the loop. ( Handicap parking is available in the Aggie Park parking and all others are invited to park in the Castle Hills Christian Church parking lot (6209 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78213). Meet the Fiesta Especial Royal Court, participate in games and activities and enjoy live entertainment. Open to the public. $2/person or $5/family. Food and merchandise available for purchase. Attire: Outdoor Fiesta Casual. RSVP Appreciated Online at, for details: Melanie Cawthon Phone: 210-656-6674, Email: 


Zion Lutheran Church Spring Arts Festival 

Join us Saturday March 4th 1o am - 4pm. At .9944 Leslie Rd. (Loop 1604 & Braun Rd.) Zion Lutheran Church for our Arts Fest.
Over 50 vendors will have their handcrafted items for sale. These items include woodworking, art, jewelry, quilting, Fiesta décor, toys, baby items and more.Vendors will be located inside our Family Life Center and outside on the grounds. For details, contact Zion Lutheran Church at (210)688-3090.


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:, 


ASCO Equipments 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 Equipments 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. 

 Immunization Records No Longer Available at Metro Health  

Downtown Location Immunizations records will no longer be sold at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District downtown building located at 332 W. Commerce as of today. The immunizations clinic, located inside the Frank Garrett Community Center at 1226 NW 18th Street, will be the sole location to obtain an immunization record. In order to obtain an immunization record from Metro Health, solicitants must meet ALL the following requirements: Immunization must have occurred in the state of Texas, Immunization records must have been provided to San Antonio Metro Health District through City of San Antonio clinics or City-affiliated health providers, Provide proof of identification with an official form of ID, Parents will need to show proof of relationship (i.e.: birth certificate), and Pay $5 immunization record fee. For more information on immunization records, please call 210-207-8711. 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 


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

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 




















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