What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of September 2-6, 2021

San Antonio — LABOR DAY WEEKEND

SAT: LOUISIANA @ TEXAS 430PM, UTSA @ ILLINOIS 6PM, KENT ST. @ TEXAS A&M 7PM, IWC @ YOUNGSTOWN ST. 7PM

COWBOYS @ BUCCANEERS THURS. 9/9 7PM

JAGUARS @ TEXANS SUNDAY 9/12 12PM

San Antonio Missions Baseball

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

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

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 this weekend September 3rd to 5th. The event will run from 8 to 10 p.m., weather permitting.

Bandera ProRodeo Labor Day Weekend

Join Us Labor Day weekend for ProRodeo fun in Bandera, Texas. Saturday, September 4th, at 11:00 a.m. we will have a Long Horn cattle drive down Main St.xas, followed by the Labor Day Weekend Parade. An Arts and Crafts show will be on the courthouse lawn. Presented by Bandera ProRodeo Association and the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday September 5th, at Mansfield Park, 2886 HWY 16 N., Bandera, Texas Bandera ProRodeo presents the annual Women’s Ranch Rodeo and Kid’s Mutton Bustin’. Gates open and Mutton Bustin’ registration starts at 6:00 p.m. and rodeo starts at 8:00 p.m. Admission: $10.00 for 13 years of age and up, $5.00 for ages 7-12, children 6 and under are free and $5.00 for Veterans and Active military with ID

For Details: www.banderaroundup.com or www.banderaprorodeo.org or email jannalindig@sbcglobal.net

FRIDAY

Blood Drive - Ingram Park Mall - South Texas Blood & Tissue Center 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

“The Four Harpsichord Concert” with Nathan Felix FREE

The San Antonio Museum of Art presents an orchestral suite by composer Nathan Felix, featuring newly written music for four harpsichords, strings, and a choir. The ensuing performance will be designed to create a surround-sound aural experience as each harpsichord will be strategically spaced within SAMA’s Great Hall to form a wide circle in which the audience will sit. San Antonio Museum of Art 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

SATURDAY

Blood Drive – South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

9AM - 2PM

The Wash Tub: Helotes

The Wash Tub: Leon Springs

The Wash Tub: Sunset

10AM – 3PM

H.E.B. #108 281NORTH

INGRAM PARK MALL

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

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

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

Market at the Stables 10AM – 6PM FREE

VENDORS | FACE PAINTING | SLIME STATION | GOOD FOOD | GOOD MUSIC | GOOD VIBES Bring your family, friends, neighbors and including your furry pets and enjoy good food, good music, good and good vibes; all while visiting and supporting local small businesses. Date: June 5th Time: 10 am to 4 pm Location: 8765 Spring Cypress Rd (Stables Town Center at Spring Cypress and Champion Forest. We will be set up between Wendy’s and Handell Ice Cream) Slime Station for the kids. One of our local kidpreneurs will help your little one(s) own slime uncover the art of making their own slime. $2 slime kits available. To become a vendor e-mail KDAMarkets@hotmail.com or apply online at https://www.kdamarkets.com/become-a-vendor

SUNDAY

Blood Drive – South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

9AM - 2PM

The Wash Tub – Culebra

10am-3pm

The Sikh Center of San Antonio

11am-4pm

The Wash Tub Schertz, TX

The Wash Tub New Braunfels W Hwy 46

The Wash Tub Blanco Rd

The Wash Tub Potranco Rd

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

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.

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/

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.

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