Culinaria’s Festival Week: The Food Truck Event

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If you’re not aboard the food truck phenomenon you’re missing out, and will be until you try one. There are literally culinary geniuses who opt to serve food from a mobile truck instead of from a kitchen because they have more freedom. Classically trained chefs serving food from a food truck? Yes, an “outrage” as such is taking place across the nation–it’s your turn to try it!

San Antonio’s top chefs and mobile chefs serve their fine cuisine right from their mobile trucks! Here, some of the more popular food trucks will gather in one place providing an opportunity for attendees to a stroll around that includes wine, shopping and live entertainment. It’s a casual evening of gourmet foods and, of course, wine and beer. Seize the opportunity to gather and dine with these esteemed guests.

The event will take place at H-E-B Alon Market (6818 S. Zarzamora Street) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 – for 21 and older ($20 at the door), $5 – for under 21, and 5-under are free. The ticket price includes entry into the event and beverages, but food from the trucks is sold separately.

And I almost forgot, there will be a movie showing on the outdoor screen under the stars as well!

 

 

 

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Motherhood: The Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon

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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 mandrade@texanscan.org.

 

 

 

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A Floating Festival–Like No Other Fest in SA

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Festivals around San Antonio are plenty. You go, enjoy the atmosphere, the food, the time you have and then you leave, and that’s just how it is. Most of them tend to be that way, except for the renowned Floating Festival presented by ARTS San Antonio.

There are 2 dates, May 8 & 9, for you to choose from for this festival on the water. There will be delicious food, wine, beer, soft drinks, live entertainment and a 1.5 hour cruise on the San Antonio River. The Bon Voyage Reception starts at 6:00 p.m., and the cruises depart around 6:40 p.m.

The cost is $175 for individuals and an entire cruise boat sponsorship for 16 passengers is $2,500–a $300 savings! The proceeds from Floating Festival benefit ARTS San Antonio’s globally significant performances and inspiring arts-education workshops for elementary school students and seniors.

Not only are you guaranteed a great evening, but you’re guaranteeing art education! Tickets can be obtained on the ARTS San Antonio website.

 

 

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Don’t Miss the14th Annual A Taste of the Northside

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Do not miss out on the opportunity to sample tastings from more than 50 San Antonio area restaurants and food trucks, 40+ wine and beer selections, live music from local bands, and of course, free parking! It’s happening this Wednesday, April 24th at the Brighton Center’s A Taste of the Northside!

Tickets are $55 in advance at any San Antonio H-E-B location or by calling Brighton Center (210.826.4492), or $60 at the door. The event will take place at Club Sonterra (901 Sonterra Blvd.) from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., so make your plans accordingly.

Not only do you get to enjoy a plethora of delicious foods, but All proceeds from A Taste of the Northside benefit Brighton Center. The Brighton Center “provides family & community education and developmental services to children (birth to age 22) with disabilities or delays…”

This event is a win-win situation that you don’t want to miss out on!

 

 

 

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Fiesta San Antonio 2013 is Finally Upon Us!

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It all began back in 1891, with a one-parade event that also saw local women decorating carriages, baby buggies and bicycles with live flowers and throwing the blossoms at one another, in front of the Alamo. Fast-forward one hundred and twenty-two years, and more than 300 million people are a part of the festival with San Antonio seeing a $284 million economic impact!

This year Fiesta San Antonio begins on April 18, and runs until the 28th, so mark your calendars for the events you want to attend. There are literally more than a hundred events taking place during the 11-day span, including the Battle of Flowers Parade on April 26.

There are even athletic events for those of you interested in participating in the 10K or soccer tourney or Wildflower Bike Ride. You’re undoubtedly going to have a great time no matter the events you attend! Maybe we’ll see one another out–but then again, 300 million people is a lot.

 

 

 

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National Window Safety Awareness Week April 7th – 13th

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Spring is here, and with it comes the almost irresistible desire for young kids to peer out of windows to see and smell what the season has to offer. Who can blame them, right? But with that desire comes the risk of window accidents, and they happen more often than you imagine and often with grim results.

According to the Senior Director of Safe Communities America for the National Safety Council, Donna Stein-Harris, “Tragic window falls can happen in just seconds. When it comes to window safety, there is no substitute for the importance of adult supervision of children to help keep them safe.”

National Window Safety Week runs from April 7th – 13th and Lincoln Military Housing will be participating in the promotion of this week through, increased communication and awareness of child window safety throughout the community.  In addition to increased communication and awareness during this very important week we also have added warning stickers to every second story window in our homes. These stickers are there to help remind you and your family of the dangers of windows. Take some time this week to explain to your children what these stickers are for and stop by  The National Safety Council’s website. They have some great tips that you can use to teach your family about window safety!

In fact, here are a few tips you can implement immediately around your home:

  • Provide extra supervision to children when near windows, balconies or patio doors
  • When opening windows for ventilation, only open ones that children cannot access
  • Insect screens are designed to keep bugs out, not to keep children in–do not rely on them to prevent falls
  • Be sure to practice your family’s emergency escape plan at least twice a year, and keep all exits clear of hazards like cords or toys
  • If there are children around, make sure to keep all reachable windows closed and locked
  • Make sure nothing is blocking or preventing a window from being opened in the case of an emergency

We hope these help, and don’t forget to visit your housing office for more information and to get a fun filled Window Safety Coloring Book for the kids!

 

 

 

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Upcoming Family-friendly San Antonio Events

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Spring’s here. That declaration itself should garner a round of applause or at least a smile. I know we live in Texas and all, but springtime is still a beautiful time of year and it also means more festivals and events (studies have been done) are held for us to attend! Here are two:

  • April 12-14 : 66th Annual Poteet Strawberry FestivalMore than just a celebration of the strawberry, this festival is one of the oldest, most popular events in the state and is recognized as the largest agricultural festival in Texas. Located just south of San Antonio, the Poteet Strawberry Festival includes concerts, dancing, rides, gunslingers, rodeo performances, and, of course, loads of strawberries.
  • April 14-17 (Sun through Wed 7:30 p.m., Sun and Wed 2:30 p.m.), Shen Yun 2013Shen Yun. For Chinese, the words evoke a sense of wonder, magic, and the divine. To audiences who have seen it, they recall the experience of a lifetime—a moment so powerfully beautiful it touches the soul. Discover the glory of a fantastically rich culture, that of classical China, brought to life through brilliantly choreographed dance and mesmerizing, all-original orchestral compositions. Magnificently costumed dancers—the world’s elite—move in poetic arrangements that evoke pastoral beauty, imperial drama, and the glory of an ancient civilization. This season, discover what art was meant to be. The performances will take place at Lila Cockrell Theatre (200 E. Market St.)

These are just a couple of the many events taking place in San Antonio in the coming weeks, but they are two of the most promising as far as fun goes. Let us know if there are any other “can’t miss” events taking place soon!

 

 

 

 

 

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The 21st Annual Jazz Meets Classical Concert is Near!

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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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Catch the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo This Weekend

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So, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cookoff took place back in late January, and now the real deal is here for the next couple weeks. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo features nightly and matinee PRCA Pro Rodeo Performances with a live concert following each Rodeo.

Rodeo not your thing? There’s Family Fun with a livestock show, horse show, carnival, petting zoos, interactive exhibits, wildlife area, shopping and live music on the grounds for everyone to enjoy. And speaking of music, these aren’t just your run of the mill performers. Lady Antebellum will be there! Dierks Bentley is scheduled to performer! The Band Perry is on the bill as well! And that’s just a few.

This grand time is taking place at the AT&T Center and Freeman Coliseum Grounds, with prices running as follows:

  • Grounds tickets $7.00 adults, $5.00 Seniors & $3.00 for children 2 to 11.
  • Rodeo tickets (grounds admission included) $10.00 & $25.00.

This will be running until Sunday, February 24, from 8:00 a.m. till closing, so don’t miss this year’s fun!

 

 

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Be Sure to Catch a San Antonio Rampage Game this Season

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While the “big boys” were waiting around for the strike to end, the players in the AHL were getting better and that includes the the members of the San Antonio Rampage. The Rampage are the top affiliate of the Florida Panthers in the NHL, so it’s like watching top tier hockey when you see our boys play!

Home Games are played at the AT&T Center and the seats are ready to be filled. The team is currently on the road and will be until early March, so make your plans and get your tickets now. Prices vary for single tickets, season, half-season and Flex pricing, but finding your range is as simple as 1-2-3.

For the rest of the season’s games be sure to check out the schedule on the sarampage.com. And don’t forget to leave a comment below or on the Facebook page telling us how fun it was!

 

 

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