Taste of the River Walk is Coming Soon!

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The Taste of Houston Street is like a “warm up” for the rest of the weekend as the Taste of the River Walk commences September 11th & 12th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. This is an event that brings the local San Antonio crowd to the River Walk and a chance for them to fall back in love with the River Walk.

Those that choose to participate will get to sample foods from Bottle-Rocket Shrimp and Sirloin Steak to Fettuccini Alfredo and other delicious offerings from over 35 participating establishments. Interested in the restaurant list? Just look at the lineup below.

Wednesday

  • Zocca at Westin
  • Las Ramblas at Hotel Contessa
  • Iron Cactus
  • Dick’s Last Resort
  • County Line
  • Barriba Cantina
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Landry’s
  • Swig Martini Bar
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Ben & Jerry’s

Thursday

  • Casa Rio
  • Boudro’s
  • The Republic of Texas
  • Rio Rio Cantina
  • Original Mexican Restaurant
  • Café Ole
  • Lone Star
  • Saltgrass Steak House
  • The Worm
  • Maddog’s British Pub

Tickets are limited, so get yours as soon as possible. Sponsored by the Paseo del Rio Association. For details call (210) 227-4262.

 

 

 

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An Evening In…Main Plaza, San Antonio!

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Remember back in June when you missed out on the  “An Evening in…” event held in Travis Park? Well, it’s that time of the month again, so don’t miss out on the fun and food this time! It’s scheduled to be held in Main Plaza (115 E. Main Plaza) on Tuesday, July 30, from 5-8:00 p.m.

What can you expect? Food trucks, of course, and live entertainment in conjunction with Downtown Tuesday–because Tuesday is the new Friday. In an effort to bring locals Downtown, Councilman Diego Bernal and Downtown Operations Department bring you Downtown Tuesday. Be sure to take advantage of the free parking and for information call 210-207-3677.

And always keep in mind, food trucks are located at Travis, Soledad Street near the Weston Centre, and Madison Park (when not at Main Plaza), serving lunch weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., along with breakfast and evening serving times as well.

 

 

 

 

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Pools Open Today!

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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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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!

 

 

 

photo courtesy of nsc.org

Don’t Miss the Bar-B-Que Cook-Off & Concert

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The annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo begins in just a few days, but as always teams of pitmasters from all over the country will be coming out to see who the true pitmaster really is days before. That’s right, the Bar-B-Que Cook-Off & Concert is slated to take place Friday & Saturday, January 25 & 26, 2013.

Both days are all day events beginning at 10:00 a.m. and running all the way to midnight. I’m not saying you have to stay the entire time, but you should at least check it out! There will be live music (including Cory Morrow on the main stage beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday), plenty of shopping and, of course, tons of delicious Texas BBQ to sample.

Admission is just $15 for adults, ages 12 and under are admitted free, and Active & Retired Military are free with Military ID. The 2-day event will be held in the parking lot of Sea World San Antonio with proceeds benefit the SALE Scholarship Fund.

There’s no con concerning this event; it’s all pro!

 

 

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Celebrate San Antonio!

Beautiful, night shot of the Tower of Americas.

I don’t know how much revenue the New Year’s Eve Celebrate San Antonio event brings in for the city, but it has to be a pretty large amount. For good reason, too; it attracts more than 250,000 people to the downtown area! Many of the downtown hotels, as well as restaurants, have no vacancies on December 31st.

With that said, do you plan on heading to Celebrate San Antonio this year to welcome in the New Year? According to their website, “There is no other New Year’s Eve event of this size, with fireworks, and offered free to the public in the state of Texas.” That’s a very strong declaration, and I’d go just based on that statement alone.

The downtown party commences at 6:00 p.m. on S. Alamo Street between Market and Durango and throughout historic La Villita district. Like stated previously, admission is free and open to the public, and the festivities continue until 12:30 a.m. The highlight is the countdown to midnight and, of course, the Fireworks Extravaganza surrounding the Tower of the Americas.

 

 

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ARTS San Antonio presents Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’

One of the most sacred stories told during the holiday season is that of a young girl named Clara who ventures through a world of mice, a Sugar Plum Fairy, a Nutcracker Prince, and of course, the Mouse King. We all know the story as The Nutcracker originally composed by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky back in 1892.

ARTS San Antonio  will do their The Nutcracker rendition performed by Mejia Ballet International, Paul Mejia, Artistic Director, and starring Prima Ballerinas Olga Pavlova and Marina Goshko. Principal Dancers Yevgeni Anfinogenov and Andrey Prikhodko will also star in the ballet scheduled to take place December 21, 22 and 23, at the Lila Cockrell Theatre.

Tickets start at $29, and run through $110, and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or you can cut out the middle man and head to the box office at: 200 E Market Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205.

Whichever way you decide to purchase tickets, know that you’re not just buying but investing in an amazing performance that will leave you applauding aggressively and wanting more!

 

 

 

photo courtesy of ARTSSA

 

Majik Theatre Presents ‘Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells’

The Majik Theatre (yes, the one “where imagination is education”) is presenting a holiday play featuring the notoriously hilarious Juniper Beatrice Jones AKA Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. The play by Allison Gregory will run through December 22nd, on Tuesday through Friday at 9:45 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. and Friday at 7:00 p.m. & Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

In the play, based on a book series by Barbara Park, Junie B. takes part in the holiday pageant and picking a Secret Santa gift for her big rival, Tattletale May. With Santa watching her like a hawk, will Junie B. make the right choice and give May something other than a lump of coal? She will definitely steal your heart–and, of course, brighten your spirits–with her last minute choice.

Tickets are available now, and you can get them here. Just be sure to arrive at Magik Theatre (420 South Alamo) with plenty of time to park and retrieve your tickets. If you have any questions and/or comments, give them a call at 210.227.2751.

 

 

 

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Fort Sam Houston’s Monster Bash

We are excited to announce our annual Monster Bash, which will be held on Wednesday, October 24th, at the Lincoln Resident Center–407 Dickman. H-E-Buddy and his staff, will be here to judge all of the wonderful costumes, and judging on the following age categories:

  • 0-5 years
  • 6-12 years
  • 13-18 years

You must be a resident of Lincoln Military Housing to attend. Please RSVP no later than October 16th at: eventsatlmh@gmail.com. Please be sure to include the following information when you RSVP: Name, address, number of children attending, and their age group.

Starting on 18 October (for those who rsvp’d) be sure to stop by your Local Community Center, to pick up your special entry number. Please place on the back of your child’s costume, as HEBuddy and his staff will be walking around judging costumes. The nights’ winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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