Motherhood: The Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon


Texans Can Academies have campuses all over Texas that provide schooling for students that have especially struggled in traditional schooling environments. To give back to the community that supports them, the local San Antonio Can High School students host an annual Motherhood: The Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon.

This year they will honor First Lady of Bexar County, Tracy Wolff, on Tuesday, May 14th at The Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum (210 West Market Street). Along with a strong business background, Wolff has held leadership roles and served as an officer with numerous non-profit organizations in the San Antonio community. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and will conclude around 1:00 p.m.

Along with the luncheon chair, Sonya Medina Williams, and vice-chair, Norma Reyes, two San Antonio Can students will also be featured as speakers. Tickets can be obtained by calling Development Director Marcy Andrade at 210.607.9720 or emailing her at




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The 21st Annual Jazz Meets Classical Concert is Near!

dave brubeck

Dave Brubeck

The San Antonio Museum of Art is known for displaying all sorts of art (it IS an art museum), even music! Scheduled to take place on the 8th of April is the 21st Annual Jazz Meets Classical Concert, the epitome of musical art. You seriously don’t wan’t to miss this performance.

The 11-piece ensemble will be paying tribute to one of the godfathers of progressive jazz, Dave Brubeck, as well as featuring the music of Paul Desmond and Dick Hyman. That means you can definitely expect classics such as, Take Five, It’s A Raggy Waltz, Blue Aria, In Your Own Sweet Way, and Blue Rondo a la Turk!

You’ll get two amazing hours, from 7:00–9:00 p.m., of beautifully played music reverberating off the Great Hall’s wall. Located at 200 West Jones Avenue, you can stop by and pick up tickets for this magical night in person or give them a call at (210) 978-8121. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.




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San Antonio St. Paddy’s Day Events


Well, some people say it’s the one day of the year that everyone is Irish, and I have taken to that in my lifetime. I’ve worn the green, eaten my fair share of Corned Beef Hash, and even sipped a Guinness. If you’re feeling up to it, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in San Antonio with the following events:

Friday, March 15:

  • The 33rd Annual Shamrock Golf Scramble, 11:30 a.m. registration & 1:00 p.m. shotgun start, Silver Horn Golf Club of Texas, 4-person teams, $85/player (includes green fees, cart, food and libation).  Contact: Ryan Stone,          210-849-1215, for more info.

Saturday, March 16:

  • Donovan 5k Fun Run/Fitness Walk, 8:30am, McAllister Park (NEW Location!), $25 pre-registration/$30 day of event. Contact: Terry Peak, 210-829-3920, for more info.
  • Arneson Theatre Irish Entertainment, noon – 6:00 p.m. In La Villita on the river, FREE. Contact: Darryl Britten, 210-699-8632.
  • Irish Hooley, 5:00 – 11:00p, Beethoven Maennerchor, 422 Pereida Street San Antonio, FREE ADMISSION for members. Food, libations, music, dancing, kids corner, the Irish store and fun. Contact: Carolyn Dowd.

Sunday, March 17:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, noon at The Alamo, FREE. Contact: Melissa Schulz, 210-831-2072.
  • Arneson Theatre Irish Entertainment, noon – 6:00p, In La Villita on the river, FREE. Contact: Darryl Britten, 210-699-8632.
  • St. Patrick’s Day River Parade, 3:00p, FREE. Contact: Melissa Schulz, 210-831-2072.



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The River Walk’s Battle of the Bands Is Here!

One of the bands competing–Broken Buffalo

It’s not too late for the battle of the century (or at least the weekend) scheduled to take place at Arneson River Theatre on the River Walk. On Saturday, January 12, there will be four bands competing for the title of “The 2013 Official Band of the San Antonio River Walk.” If I had known about it I would’ve signed up…

If you remember the Mud Festival, you’ll be happy to know that it’s not altogether gone, but being replaced by the River Fest. According to Nancy Hunt, Executive Director of the Paseo del Rio Association, “Because the River Walk is no longer drained on a regular basis, we were looking for a replacement for our traditional Mud Festival…” That’s good to know, right?

And aside from the title of “Band of the River Walk,” the winning band will also pocket $1,000 cash and be invited to perform at all Paseo Del Rio River Walk events throughout 2013. The Battle of the Bands is free to the public, so make your way to 418 Villita from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. root for your favorite band!




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