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St. Jerome CYO invites everyone out to roll the dice at its Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 1, in the O’Brien Hall at 7955 Real Road in San Antonio.
Put on your boots and hat for this Western-themed event and enjoy a steak dinner, to be served from 5-7 p.m., casino-style gaming from 5:30-8:30 p.m., drinks, music, dancing, and a live auction.
Tickets are $35 each. Babysitting will be provided for $10 per child. Proceeds will benefit St. Jerome CYO athletics.
To donate an auction item or purchase tickets, call Crystal at 210-387-5345 or Kelly at 210-410-2752.
The San Antonio Lutheran Coronation Association presents the 58th Annual Court of 20th Century.
For more information call 210-378-7937 or send an e-mail. Contact Person: Larry Brehm
The Wilson County Retired School Personnel will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 4, in the Culinary Arts room of Floresville High School at 1813 Tiger Lane. Culinary Arts teacher Jana Clarke will lead the meeting and students will prepare and serve lunch to attendees. Arrive early to enjoy fellowship at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10 a.m.
For more information call 830-393-4629. Contact Person: Pris Kincaid
Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives? Connally Memorial Medical Center is partnering with the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center for a blood drive in April. Interested participants can register online at https://www.donatingforlife.org/.
Save the dates and enjoy a jam-packed weekend full of music, entertainment, and, of course, jams and jellies, at the 70th annual Poteet Strawberry Festival Friday through Sunday, April 7-9, on the festival grounds at 9199 North S.H. 16 in Poteet.
Witness a variety of acts and activities, including the Taste of Texas Food Show, a master hypnotist, the South Texas Gunfighters, a carnival, a children’s strawberry eating contest, petting zoo, rodeo performances, arts and crafts, and more.
Hear multiple genres of music from “The Spazmatics,” Easton Corbin, David Lee Garza y “Los Musicales,” “Starship,” and more.
Gates open at 6 p.m. on Friday with a $5 admission. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $15. Children 12 and under, and active, reserve, and retired military are free.
For more information, call 888-742-8144.
Members of the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce extend an invitation to residents in and around the La Vernia area to their annual Building Fundraiser on Saturday, April 8, in the chamber hall 12301 U.S. 87 W. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The evening will include a ribeye steak dinner, to be served at 7 p.m., refreshments, a dance, and more. Proceeds will go toward improvements to the chamber building and grounds.
For ticket information, call Keith at 210-213-1648.
To all the descendants of Pilar Coy and Frank Castro Sr. - You are cordially invited to attend a Dedication Ceremony honoring the service of Trinidad Coy, former Texas Ranger. A Texas Ranger Memorial Cross, provided by the Former Texas Ranger Association, will be unveiled marking the honored Ranger's grave and A Defender's Medallion, awarded by the D.R.T. for service in the Texas Revolution of 1835-36 by Trinidad and Antonio Coy, will also be unveiled.
Sylvia's Hair and Nail Salon is Hosting a Relay for Life event on the 9th of April from 12pm to 6pm. Events include a haircut A Thon, free haircuts for donations, a bake sale, snow cones, raffle and many more door prizes.
The Community of La Vernia Carries the Cross, an annual event open to everyone, will take place on Good Friday, April 14, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the La Vernia City Park on San Antonio Road.
Participants will meet at the entrance of the park and walk its pathways and pause at various stops for brief reflections, prayers, and singing, led by ministers of the La Vernia Ministerial Alliance.
In support of the La Vernia Food Pantry, attendees are asked to take canned-food items and nonperishable items in plastic sacks.
For more information, call Mary Mainz at 830-253-8905.
The Bluebonnet Fest Parade is one of La Vernia and Wilson County’s most anticipated festival events. Miss La Vernia and her Court lead the parade, which includes floats from local and surrounding area businesses, youth organizations and clubs.
The 2017 Bluebonnet Fest Parade is scheduled for 9:30am, Saturday, April 22, 2017.
There is No Charge to enter or participate in the Bluebonnet Fest Parade
Trophies will be awarded for First, Second and Third Place,
One Grand Sweepstakes Award and One Most Creative entry.
Please reply no later than April 14th, 2017
For more information and to download a parade application, go to http://lavernialions.org/bluebonnet-fest/
Or Contact Lion Lynette Gray at LGray@LaVerniaLions.org
The Wilson Area Housing Foundation will benefit from the 15th annual Rosenberg & Rotter Cowboy Breakfast, beginning at 8am in the Wilson County Show Barn on SH 97 east of Floresville. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, potatoes, coffee, and juice. Door prizes will be awarded; also enjoy the silent auction and participate in a live auction.
For more information call 830-216-4051 or send an e-mail. Contact Person: Brenda Pawlik
We are super excited about our 1st Annual Luke Pollok Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament that will be held on April 23, 2017 @ 1 pm @ River Bend Golf Club in Floresville, TX! This would and should be Luke's Senior year, so it is important that his legacy carry on and continue, by helping his classmates launch their future through a college education. Luke loved to help others and I can't think of a better way to help his own class in this special year of 2017.
Online registration will be open Wednesday, Feb. 1. Paper forms will be available at certain locations. Sponsorship opportunities are available, volunteer sign-ups for those willing to help with the pre-event "to do" list and collecting raffle donations, as well as help on the day of the event. We hope that you will grab some friends, family or colleagues and hit some balls for a good cause! **All proceeds will benefit Poth High School graduating scholarship recipients of the 2017 Luke Pollok Scholarship. Stay tuned for more details and link to register Feb. 1.
Faith leaders, please open your hearts and doors to child abuse prevention agencies in your cities that need your help. Invite them to your church on Blue Sunday, April 30th and pray for them as you pray for the victims.
How to pray for abused children on Blue Sunday:
1) Pray the children will be rescued
2) Pray they are put with caring people
3) Pray that their bodies can heal
4) Pray that their mind can heal
5) Pray they find hope.
Blue Sunday is always the last Sunday of April's Child Abuse Prevention Month activities. It's free. Nothing to join. Just register your church or ministry to pray for the victims of child abuse and for those who rescue them. Let's pray, educate ourselves, and volunteer until black and blue are just colors in a child's crayon box.
Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention Initiative is dedicated to helping communities reach out to abused children and to support those who rescue them. It is a faith-based 501 C 3 nonprofit organization. To register and for free church bulletins, videos, and Happy Family handouts visit at www.bluesunday.org
The Wilson County Retired School Personnel will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 2, in the Floresville Independent School District Administrative Building at 1200 Fifth St. Members and guests will hear from Jenny Kolloziej who will discuss the importance of fitness. Additional guest speaker, Gilbert LaFuente from the office of and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, will provide insight around the U.S. political arena. Arrive early to enjoy fellowship at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10 a.m.
For more information call 830-393-4629. Contact Person: Pris Kincaid
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court No. 2649, St. Ann Mother of Mary, will present a Fiesta Bunco fundraiser on Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Goertz Hall at St. Ann's Catholic Church at 14151 U.S. 87 E. in La Vernia.
Tickets are $20 each, presale only. Tickets are limited, so don't delay! A buffet lunch will be included, along with door prizes.
All proceeds will benefit Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court No. 2649 charities.
For more information, call Pam Javior at 210-843-2924 or Doris Cormier at 830-779-2935.
WHO: San Antonio’s Chef Cooperatives, a non-profit group comprised of some of San Antonio most seasoned chefs, has been instrumental in raising funds through their pop-up dinners to actively support the health and prosperity of South Central Texas farmers, ranchers and vintners. South Texas Heritage Pork is known for raising happy, healthy pasture-raised heritage breed hogs. For one, they are a staple at the Pearl Farmers Market.
WHAT: Save the Swine is an all-day pop-up event to assist South Texas Heritage Pork obtain a much-needed new home. Guests will enjoy an afternoon of delicious, locally-sourced and chef-crafted food, beer from Alamo Beer and live entertainment provided by SATX Music, featuring Judivan Roots and True Indigo, as well DJ Ras of Shashamani Sound and DJ Gabe Garza of Southtown Vinyl and Deep South Collective.
Chefs Stephen Paprocki, Jeff Wayne White, Chris Cook, Toby Soto, Edward Villarreal, Adrian Davila, Christina Everett Werley, Chef James Canter, John O'Larnic, John Herdman, Michael Grimes and Tatu Herrera will be cooking for this event. (Please see menu below.) Beer not included in the ticket price, but a portion of beer sales will also go to the farm. TICKETS are $40 per person and can be purchased online at: http://www.chefcooperatives.com/events
“We know that we are growing one of the best tasting, highest quality pigs in the nation. Now we want to take that product to the next level, but we need a permanent home to do that. The Chef Cooperatives organizers have spoken to us several times over the past few years, and we have provided pork to many of their events. They asked me what we could do as an event together, and I said we need a permanent home. They immediately said, ‘We are on it!’ Mark and I want everyone to know that their efforts will not go unnoticed nor without thanks,” said Kelley Escobeda, Co-owner of South Texas Heritage Pork.
WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 2016 WHERE: Alamo Beer Brewery
11AM –4PM 415 Burnet St.
San Antonio, TX 78202
For more information on the Chef Cooperatives, visit chefcooperatives.com; for more information on South Texas Heritage Pork and owners Mark and Kelley Escobedo, go to southtexasheritagepork.com.
Save the Swine Menu
Chef Stephen Paprocki, Texas Black Gold Garlic
Crispy Texas Drum Throats, Mushroom Escabeche, Black Garlic
Chef Jeff White, Boiler House
Hog Trotter Tonkotsu Ramen, Sous-Vide Quail Egg, Spicy Black Garlic Chili Oil
Chris Cook, Cook Consulting; Farm to Fork Catering
Slow-Smoked Pork Shoulder, Carolina Gold Rice Puddin’, Vidalia BBQ Rhubarb Pickles
Chef James Canter, Guerrilla Gourmet
Smoked Duck & Oyster Gumbo, Texas Jalapeno Sausage, Pimento Cheese Fritter, Cajun Trinity
Chef John O’Larnic, HEB
Spicy Smoked Bloody Mary Shot with Gulf Oyster Garnish.
Chef Toby Soto, Humo
Chicharron-Crusted Pollo Nopal with Mexican Truffle Silk
Chef Ed Villarreal, Alberico Fine Wine
Braised and Fried Pig Ears, Salsa Quemada, Lemon Aioli, Micro Cilantro
Chef John Herdman, Sustenio
Crispy Sous-vide Pork Belly Sunchoke "Tater" Tot, White BBQ, Aerated Cream Corn
Chef Tatu Herrera, Tatu’s Food Debauchery
Grilled Hen of the Woods on Mascarpone Toast with Sauce Veracruz and Bonito Flakes.
Chef Christina Everett, Creations Catering
Andouille-crusted Duck with Sweet and Spicy Pepper Relish
Chef Adrian Davila, Adrian Davila BBQ
Grilled Chipotle Garlic Marinated Texas Gulf Shrimp Mini Tacos
Chef Michael Grimes, Southern Grit Flavor
Tripas BLT with Tomato Jam, Bacon Aioli and Arugula
Jenn White, Brindles
Salted Caramel, Candied Bacon Praline
Food Artisan Mike Miller, Madge’s Food Company
Fermented Michelada and Mockalada Bar using Fermented Vegetables, Chicharrons
For more information call 830-996-0400 or visit http://www.stockdaleisd.org/
For more information, call 830-484-3330 or visit http://www.pothisd.us/
Congratulations, graduates! For more information, call 830-582-1536 or visit http://www.nixonsmiley.net/
For more information, contact 830-393-5300 or visit http://www.fisd.us/
For more information, call 830-779-6600 or visit http://www.lvisd.org/
The Texas Folklife Festival is the biggest cultural celebration in Texas! More than 40 different cultural groups in Texas are represented at the festival, and each year, more than 250 participants come together to celebrate their culture and heritage. Located on the grounds of the Institute of Texan Cultures on the UTSA Hemisfair Campus, the three-day event showcases the Lone Star State's diversity and rich heritage through a wide variety of ethnic food, music, dance, arts, and crafts. Times to be determinded. For information, visit texancultures.com