Updated: August 16, 2016

Community Corner




The Artist Foundation announces its exciting 11th grant cycle to include $60,000 in individual grants. Currently, the Artist Foundation will provide the largest artist grants in Texas offered by an individual non-profit organization. This would not be possible without the support of Bexar County, the City of San Antonio, and the individuals and organizations that support the Artist Foundation. The Artist Foundation is essential to the arts ecosystem. The open call is FREE to submit and begins October 26 and will close on December 22. Please visit www.artistfound.org to review the guidelines and submit your application. Judging will take place in December, with the winners to be announced at a free public reception mid-January. The year-end showcase will take place in Fall 2018, and will be free and open to the public. Open Call: October 26 - December 22, 2017 at www.artistfound.org Judging: December 23, 2017 - January 5, 2018 People’s Choice Award Public Voting: January 8-15, 2018 Winners Announced: January 18, 2018 Public Showcase: Fall (October or November TBD) 2018 The purpose of the Artist Foundation is to enrich our artistic and economic fabric by providing monetary awards to individual artists, across diverse disciplines, thereby advancing their creative enterprise and the arts in our community. For more information and to view previous winners and testimonials please visit www.artistfound.org  

Operation Home Cooking

In its 42st year, the program provides the opportunity for families to share their traditional Thanksgiving celebrations with Air Force Airmen and trainees. Host families within the San Antonio metropolitan area may invite trainees as a “General Request.” To request a trainee under the “By Name Request” program, you must be an immediate family member (e.g. parent, sibling or grandparent), and live in the San Antonio Metropolitan area. Exception will be for trainees in the 6th week of training. Out-of-town relatives who have trainees in BMT graduating during Thanksgiving week may request them by name for Thanksgiving lunch and/or dinner. To request a trainee through either category, call 210-671-5453, 210-671-5454 or 210-671-3701. Requests can be made starting Oct. 30, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phone lines will remain open till Nov. 23 or until all eligible trainees have been requested, whichever occurs first. Due to heightened security measures, hosts without a current Department of Defense ID card to grant them base access are required to have a background check and visitor’s pass prior to entering the base. Host families can pick up their visitor’s pass at the Luke Gate Visitor Reception Center, located off Military Drive and open 24/7, until Nov. 23. Trainees who are “General Requests” will be picked up at the Pfingston Reception Center, building 6330, JBSA-Lackland, while those who are “By Name Request” can be picked up from their respective squadrons Thanksgiving Day between 7-11 a.m. They must be returned back to their respective squadrons no later than 7 p.m. 

Operation Family Feast

Families who have a current DOD ID card granting them base access and live within the San Antonio metropolitan area may host two to four Airmen. Base passes will not be provided to families without a DOD ID card, so they will not be able to host Airmen. To request an Airmen, please email operationfamilyfeast@gmail.com. The reservation is not finalized and confirmed until a confirmation email has been sent back to the requestor(s). The last day to make a request is Nov. 17. Airmen will be picked up at Arnold Hall, 1560 Stewart Street, JBSA-Lackland, Thanksgiving Day, between 10-11 a.m. They must be returned back to their respective dorms no later than 8 p.m. that evening. For more information about Operation Family Feast, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/938974492910515/

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 www.salighthouse.org/events

Pease Middles School Fall Fiesta and Open Air Market 

On Saturday, November 4th between 10am and 2pm, Pease Middle school will be hosting a Fall Festival and Open Air Market in their parking at 201 Hunt Ln. 78245. Food, fun and direct vendors and families will be selling their items in the parking lot. School organizations from Pease MS, Stevens High School, Ed Cody Elementary, Murnin Elementary, Hatchett Elementary and Adams Hill Elementary will be hosting activities and games for the family. Food and Drinks will also be available. All proceeds from the Festival will go to support student reward initiatives at Pease Middle School. If you are interested in renting a table for $25 in order to sell your items please contact Scott Hutcheson at scott.hutcheson@nisd.net with your information. More information will be available on the school’s website: www.nisd.net/pease 

2017 Air Show and Open House 

The 2017 Joint Base San Antonio Air Show and Open House is free and open to the public Nov. 4-5 at JBSA-Lackland Kelly Field Annex. 10 a.m. Airshow Gates Open5 p.m. Gates Close. During the rehearsal day Nov. 3, Gold Star families and Wounded Warrior families will have air show access. D.o.D. cardholders are also invited to the rehearsal Nov. 3. No coolers or pets. Lawn chairs are welcomed.WEBSITE: http://www.jbsa.mil/Home/2017-JBSA-Air-Show-and-Open-House/ 

Fox Tech High School Class of 1977 is having their 40th Reunion 

Fox Tech High School, Class of 1977 is having their 40th class reunion on November 4, 2017. Classmates interested in attending the reunion may contact Pat Bradshaw 210-702-7481

San Antonio Herb Society November Meeting 

Come to our November 9 Program! Learn about composting and water conservation Jesse Helmes, A board member of Terra Advocati, which advocates for empowering individuals to work for a better, fairer society and a healthier planet, will present a talk on composting and water conservation for the individual home owner. He hopes the information he provides will help each of us better use the natural resources to which we have access without requiring us to turn our lives upside down or spend and exorbitant amount of money. Come learn what natural wealth may be available to you, with just a few tweaks. We meet at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels starting at 6:30 PM. There is no charge and the public is invited.

For the Kids Dance Marathon & Neverland Fashion Show at UTSA

JOIN US Nov 10th from 7-9pm at the Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02) at University of Texas at San Antonio main campus For the Kids Dance Marathon at UTSA,.FTK, is a student-led, non-profit organization that provides financial and emotional support for families with kids battling pediatric cancer in the San Antonio area. Fashion Show is a time for the kids to escape the hospital environment and just be kids. This year’s theme will be Neverland! Fashion Show is the kids chance to leave the hospital and get dressed up to strut down the runway, while being cheered on by their friends and family, the hospital staff, and their community. The goal of Fashion Show is to help the children forget the significant role cancer plays in their lives and just be a kid- even if it is for just one night. At Fashion Show, the kids can be anything they want to be, whether it be a superhero or a princess; Fashion Show is their night and they are the star of the show. It’s a FREE event, for details: email us at ftkcommunityengagement@gmail.com or call us at (979) 743-1410 if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Veterans Play And Eat Free On Veterans Day At Main Event 

All active-duty and retired military personnel invited to enjoy a free meal and complimentary FUNcard on Nov. 11th. This Veterans Day – Saturday, Nov. 11 –Main Event Entertainment will honor our nation’s veterans and active-duty military by inviting them to their nearest center to play games and eat for free from open till 5 p.m. All military personnel receive a complimentary $10 FUNcard that can be used on all Main Event games, and can choose one free entrée from the special Veterans Day menu, featuring:


  • Grilled Top Sirloin with fries
  • Teriyaki Salmon
  • Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
  • Cobb Salad
  • Bacon Cheddar Burger with fries
  • Wings with fries
  • Chicken Tenders with fries


Each Main Event center features state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, billiards and a games gallery featuring more than 100 of the latest interactive and virtual video games. And whether you’re looking for a chef-inspired casual-dining experience in a full-service American-fare restaurant, specialty pizzas in an Italian-themed cafe or handcrafted cocktails in a high energy bar surrounded by big screen TVs, Main Event’s chefs and bartenders aim to please. So whether it’s you, a family member or a friend who has served, head to your favorite Main Event on Veterans Day to celebrate our true American heroes. Valid military ID or proof of service required. Veteran must show proof of military service with either a military ID card, Veterans Affairs card or discharge papers. Not valid with any other offer. Limit one per day/per center/per military member. Valid from open to 5 p.m. on Nov. 11,

UIW’S Light the Way - Holiday Festival November 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM FREE

Join UIW for their Annual Event of Lighting the Riverwalk at Incarnate Word. The event will begin with a kick-off ceremony at 6:30 p.m. with the lights turned on immediately following so guests can enjoy the night’s entertainment under the twinkling lights. HOLIDAY SHOPPE Get a jump start on Christmas shopping from various vendors at the Holiday Shoppe. KIDS' CORNER Guests will have the opportunity to take selfies with Santa and visit with the DoSeum and other kid friendly activities. FOOD TRUCK YARD Visit food trucks from the San Antonio Food Truck Association for some delicious treats! There will also be a fireworks display.

St. Mary Magdalen School’s 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 http://smms75thanniversarygala.com and RSVP. If you have ever attended St. Mary Magdalen or are one of our Alumni, please contact Deniece.juarez@stmmsa.org 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. 


Eva’s Heroes is encouraging brothers and sisters, who are 18 and older and who have a sibling with special needs, to register now for the organization’s free SA Sibs program that begins August 19 with a meet-and-greet at Paramour. SA Sibs offers monthly sessions that include discussion activities, social outings, games and opportunities to make new friendsAll ages are welcome. Saturday, November 18: Coffee @ Rosella 9-11 a.m. Savor a delicious cup of coffee from local coffee shop, Rosella, while you connect with other sibs. All ages are welcome. Friday, November 24: Ford Holiday River Parade 6-9 p.m. Happy Holidays from Eva’s Heroes. What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to participate in San Antonio’s Riverwalk Lighting Ceremony and Parade. Join us on our Elf movie themed float to take us along the parade route. All you have to do is show up and remember: “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” - Buddy the Elf *Limited number of spaces available. December 2: Christmas Caroling: Location TBD. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. “It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeaaaarrr!” Let’s go Christmas caroling! La Fleur Transportation will take us to four to five different locations around San Antonio to spread some Christmas cheer. Music and lyrics will be provided for your convenience. Bring your brother and sister and have a jolly good time. December 16: Coffee @ Rosella 9-11 a.m. Savor a delicious cup of coffee from local coffee shop, Rosella, while you connect with other sibs. All ages are welcome. To register, visit www.evasheroes.org and look for SA Sibs under the Programs section or call (210) 694-9090.

 SApets.com Reuniting lost pets  

SApets.com just celebrated 10 years of helping the lost, found, pound, and adoptable pets of San Antonio, and they are helping with displaced Harvey pets logon to www.TexasFloodPets.com If your pet is lost then come to www.SApets.com and view the home page which lists current pets at the San Antonio ACS. Also while at SApets.com 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. SApets.com also lists adoptable pets from several San Antonio pet rescue organizations. A new feature to SApets.com is the listing of the ACS pets that are at the Brooks kennel including maps of how to get to that kennel. Donations to SApets.com are welcome in order to help with the fees such as the annual ACS fee. SApets.com 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 www.sapets.com or e-mail Jay@Jay-Pennington.com 

 Project HOPE  

The most dangerous day for a baby is the first day of life. In those first 24 hours – 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 to save the lives of mothers and babies at risk. 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's efforts to save newborns now, visit projecthope.org 

 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 fightblindness.org, where I found so much helpful information, or again, call 1-800-BLINDNESS today! 

 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 Kindness100.org 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 career 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 TSgt Meagan Roberts at 210-573-1380 or email meagan.roberts@us.af.mil details at: www.airforce.com/apply-now 

 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 http://afreserve.com 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 www.dhs.gov/bluecampaign

 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 www.ndswm.org

 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 FosterCareSanAntonio.com – that’s FosterCareSanAntonio.com – to see how YOU can make a difference in the life of a child TODAY! 

 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 projecthope.org














































There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.