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Updated: August 16, 2016

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Santikos Entertainment is offering Free movies over the summer

Santikos Entertainment is offering some free movies over the summer. The free showings will be held at 10 a.m. each Tuesday and Wednesday from now through August 2.

Here is the movie schedule, according to the Santikos website:

  • Trolls on June 13 & 14
  • The Angry Birds Movie on June 20 & 21
  • The Secret Life of Pets on June 27 & 28
  • The Lego Batman Movie on July 11 & 12
  • Sing on July 18 & 19
  • Storks on July 25 & 26
  • Minions on August 1 & 2

Seating is limited, and tickets to the free movies are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, so Santikos is encouraging people to arrive early. Participating theaters include the Palladium IMAX, Silverado, RialtoMayan PalaceEmbassyNorthwest and Casa Blanca.

San Antonio Missions Baseball Team Partners with “Battle For Texas: The Experience” and the USO San Antonio to Honor Military Community 

The San Antonio Missions will raise their baseball caps to the red, white and blue this season as the club partners with Battle For Texas: The Experience and USO San Antonio to honor members of the military community through a new program called “Defenders of Today.” During the Missions season opener on April 13, Battle For Texas re-enactors will be at the ballpark, interacting with fans at the gates including musket loading demonstrations, and more. They will also be on site May 13 with post-game fireworks; May 28 Memorial Sunday with Pat Green post-game concert and fireworks; June 23 Used Car Giveaway Night; July 28 with a replica jersey giveaway; and August 25 with a replica jersey giveaway. Military members, who are interested in nominating fellow service members to be recognized as part of the “Defenders of Today” program can do so by contacting Joel Alvarado, Assistant General Manager of Battle For Texas by phone at (210) 781-4322 or by email at “Battle For Texas: The Experience” is an immersive historic adventure attraction bringing to life the 1836 Battle of the Alamo that symbolized the early struggle for Texas independence. For more information, visit For group orders of 10 or more, call (210) 592-6824 or toll free (866) 633-0195 or email Ask about booking your next special event at Battle For Texas: The Experience! MEDIA CONTACT: Rudy Arispe: 210.438.2088 or Mae Escobar: 210.241.6644 

Museum of Western Art to host VAQUERO EXHIBITION

The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas is pleased to host “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy” that open June 9 and will remain on view through July 14, 2017. In the early 1970s, noted Texas historian Joe Frantz offered Bill Wittliff an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – to visit a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. Wittliff photographed the vaqueros as they went about daily chores that had changed little since the first Mexican cowherders learned to work cattle from a horse’s back. Wittliff captured a way of life that now exists only in memory and in the photographs included in this exhibition. For more information, please contact the museum at 830.896.2553. The Museum of Western Art 1550 Bandera Highway Kerrville, TX 78028



3rd International Day of Yoga Festival

3rd International Day of Yoga Festival - Free to the public. Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 8AM-1PM at Tripoint Event Center – 3233 N St. Mary’s Street, 78212. Wellness expo, kids yoga, Indian classical dances, meditation, yoga sessions and more. Go to for more information or call (830) 534-9683.

 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

Alzheimer’s Associations The Longest Day Event 

On June 21st, do what you love for those you love affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Sign up for the Alzheimer’s Association’s “The Longest Day Event” and help end this devastating disease. Visit A-L-Z-dot-org-slash-the-longest-day. 

Camo Cool Down 5K Fundraiser  

Come out Sunday June 25th, 8am at Lady Bird Johnson Park 10700 Nacogdoches Rd. For the Camo Cool Down 5K Fundraiser, which The Young Marines Young Marines are a 501c(3) organization, and as such, we conduct annual fundraising events to keep our unit functioning. Funds received from events go toward unit upkeep and community service projects, such as Ramps For Warriors. The cost is $30 per person, $25 per person for teams of 4 or more, Free T-shirt with Registration and prizes awarded to First Place male and female racers. Registration is at 8 am, Race starts at 9 am Register at location or online at Contact: Alberto Salas (Unit Commander) 210-617-3043 or Melodee Andujar (Unit Adjutant) 619-665-3463 

San Antonio Liederkranz celebrates 125 years with Free Concert 

Liederkranz is largest men’s German-language choir of its type in the US. The San Antonio Liederkranz is celebrating 125 years with a free concert at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. The largest men’s German choir of its type in the U.S. was formed in 1892 as the choir of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in downtown San Antonio. The concert is free with general seating, but tickets must be ordered starting May 25 on the Tobin Center website at Associate members get VIP seating. For more information on the San Antonio Liederkranz, contact Mark Mueller at 703-407-9475 or, or visit or its Facebook page at




Shrek The Musical 

The Woodlawn Theater, 1920 Fredericksburg rd. Presents Shrek the Musical June 30—July 30: Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek. Tickets can be purchased at , 210.267.8388 


You’re invited to celebrate Independence Day in Comfort, Texas, at a star-spangled celebration with small town flavor on Saturday, July 1st. In the tradition of old-fashioned Independence Day observances, the town of Comfort celebrates with an all-American parade, community barbecue dinner, pie baking contest and lots of family fun. Festivities kick off at 10 a.m. with the parade in the downtown historic district and then move on to Comfort Park. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Edgewood High School Red Raiders Hawaiian Luau Dance 

Come and enjoy a night of fun and dance with friends, on Saturday August 19th, 8pm -12am at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall 1114 Willow Street. Dress Attire is Hawaiian with Chanclas! Tickets are $15.00 per person, B.Y.O.B. For details: Ruben Garcia 210.288.7600, sponsored by the E.H.S. Class of 73

The Young Marines Annual BBQ Fundraiser 

Join us Saturday August 26th, 9am at Caliente Harley Davidson 7230 NW Loop 410 for The Young Marines Annual BBQ Fundraiser. The Young Marines are a 501c (3) organization, and as such, we conduct annual fundraising events to keep our unit functioning. Funds received from events go toward unit upkeep and community service projects, such as Ramps for Warriors. Venders are welcome to set up booths, contact our Unit Commander for details. Contact: Alberto Salas (Unit Commander) 210-617-3043 or Melodee Andujar (Unit Adjutant) 619-665-3463

2017 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk 

Joins us Sunday, September 17th at 8:00 a.m. at Mission County Park Pavilion 6030 Padre Drive. The 2017 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - San Antonio features a 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids' Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly after dash bash. Participants will receive tech shirts, free food, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer. ZERO is proud to partner with Urology San Antonio and Los Padres to end prostate cancer. The funds raised from 2017 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - San Antonio are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer. Race Day Parking Information: There will be free parking the day of the race. Volunteers will be onsite to direct participants to the designated parking fields next to the park entrance. 

Direct: 202-303-3103 | Cell: 609-923-2638 Email:  



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

Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace 

Are you on disability and looking to get back to work? We can help. Since 1995, the non-profit organization, NTI has been helping Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace. Offering training and mentoring, NTI has successfully guided thousands of individuals with disabilities in work at home roles with Fortune 500 organizations nationwide. Be a part. Call 877-248-8912, that’s 877-248-8912 to learn more or Visit N-T-I-Central-dot-org-slash-apply for a work at home position today. 

Foundation Fighting Blindness  

Imagine what it’s like to be active your whole life and then find out you’re going blind, and you have age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. Sight is precious, but there are treatments for some forms of AMD are available, and research for additional treatments is underway. Call the FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS TODAY AT 1-800-BLINDNESS (1 800 254-6363) for a free packet on reversing or managing AMD. Or, go to the website, where I found so much helpful information, or again, call 1-800-BLINDNESS today!

 The ABCs of Sun Protection

Most of us like to be out in the sun. That’s why sunscreen and other safety measures are key to protecting your skin from aging and cancer. The FDA recommends using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Also look for broad spectrum on the label. That means both harmful ultraviolet A and B rays are blocked. Remember: SPF plus broad spectrum equal healthy fun in the sun. Visit www dot FDA dot Gov slash sunscreen ( for more information. A message from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



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

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 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 

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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