Community Corner


WFI Cares
Will Fix It and ARS Cares strive to reach out to those suffering without heat or A/C in our communities and provide them with a FREE HVAC system. If you know a deserving individual in the San Antonio area, please nominate them by clicking on this link

San Antonio Parks and Recreation Regional Pools Open for Pre-Season Swimming Fun

 Swimming is a great pastime for fitness, reducing stress, staying cool, and spending time with family and friends. Starting May 4, San Antonio Parks and Recreation will open four regional pools for pre-season swimming. San Antonio Parks and Recreation pools are free and open to the public.

Regional pools include:

  • Heritage, 1423 Ellison Dr.
  • Lady Bird Johnson, 10700 Nacogdoches
  • Southside Lions, 3100 Hiawatha
  • Woodlawn, 221 Alexander Ave

 Pre-season Pool Hours:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Lap Swim 7:30am-9:30am*
  • Open Swim 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • Open Swim 1:00pm-7:00pm

*In addition to these hours, Woodlawn is open on Fridays from 7:30am-9:30am for lap swim.

Free Classes and Swimming Lessons

Visit the Parks and Recreation website for a list of free swimming lessons for children and adults, plus fitness classes including ater aerobics, aqua Zumba, and water walking. 

Rent A Pool

Looking for a fun, summer party location? Regional pools are available for private reservations. Visit for more information.

8th Annual ROSEFEST Car Show

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 8th Annual ROSEFEST Car Show will be held Saturday, May 4th 9 am - 1 pm 9883 Marbach Road. This year we have a Car Show, Great Food, Games, Kids Rides and Entertainment for the whole family. We are giving away a 2019 Toyota Tundra V8 and many other great prizes in our raffle! Live music from The Hometown Boys, La Tropa F, Las Fenix, Driven, Fauxster, and Groove-Aholics! Free Admission and Free Parking! Food and Family fun, free admission and parking. There is a $20 entry fee for the Car Show. Judging starts at 12 pm Over 22 different classes, with awards given to top 3 in every class. Free car show t-shirt to the first 40 registrants! For more information, contact Jimmy Varela at 612-900-7394 or email


Central Texas Air Show

Mark your calendars for May 3, 4 & 5, 2019 for the largest, most exciting family event in central Texas. This will be a weekend of Flying, Fun, Formation, Fireworks, and Pyrotechnics. We will take you on a journey through the corridors of time to view aircraft from the past, present, and future. Watch and listen as the sights and sounds of WWII unfold before your eyes, starting with the Pearl Harbor reenactment by Tora, Tora, Tora. Feel the powerful vibrations from the engines of World War II primary training aircraft, the P-51 Mustang, and “Devil Dog“ B-25 Mitchell as they roar past. Don’t miss the precision choreography of the largest ground reenactment in honor of our Vietnam Veterans, presented by the Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry with aircraft including the A-26 and the Cobra helicopter. Smoke, Smoke and more Smoke will envelop the skies at Matt Younkin wows the crowd with his daring routine in his Beech 18 especially during the Friday Night Show. You won’t want to miss Randy Ball’s mind-blowing aerial demonstration in the Mig 17, especially during the high speed pass close at 715 mph. Crowds of up to 30,000 people are expected for this three day event. Adult active & retired military and dependents with ID are allowed into the show for half price at the gate. Purchase your discounted tickets in advance at your local HEB or order online at



Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Antonio (HFLA-SA) is once again holding their popular Community Picnic! As long-time area residents will recall, the annual HFLA-SA Community Picnic was known as "The Event," a memorable summer day when everyone would gather to enjoy great food and fun for all.Now, it's time to bring back a modern version of this tremendous, multi-generational event:When - Sunday, May 5th 12:30 - 4pm. Located at Eisenhower Park, in the gated & covered Mass Pavilion, 19399 N.W. Military Hwy. 78257Kosher Food, Live Music by recording artist, Cooper Greenberg, Photo Booth, Petting Zoo, Activities for all Ages, Games, Contests, Prizes, BINGO & much more! Tickets (In advance): Adults $18, Children $8 – www.hfla-sa,org/picnic or call: 210.736.4352. Don't miss your chance to be part of this fun day - as an attendee or a sponsor. To learn more about this great community opportunity, contact HFLA-SA at (210)736-4352 or email 


“Queso, Pesos & Kids”

San Antonio Children’s Shelter invite you on Tuesday, May 14th at 5pm at La Hacienda de Los Barrios for “Queso, Pesos & Kids”. A fantastic fundraiser for the San Antonio Children’s Shelter. There will be a chicken fajita buffet with tea and a cash bar. There will also be Lie & Silent Auctions along with raffle items. For tickets please call Susan Rodriguez (210)268-5727


8th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Event

Mobility works along with Morgan’s Wonderland invite you Saturday May18th to the 8th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Event to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Opening ceremony will be at 11am. Admission is free and everyone welcome to Honor Our Armed Forces. It will be held at Morgasn’s Wonderland 5223 Dave Edwards rd., for details 210-495-5888


Luther Burbank High School Class of 1974 45th class Reunion 

Luther Burbank High School Class of 1974 is having 45th class Reunion. Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:00pm to 12:00AM. The Crystal Room Old San Francisco Steakhouse 10223 Sahara Street. For more information, see Burbank Facebook page at or Call Gabe at (210) 606-4288 


Trees for the Future 

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has planted over 155 million trees around the world through the support of individuals like you. Together, we train farmers to plant and manage Forest Gardens that sustainably feed families, raise incomes, and revitalize the earth. Join Trees for the Future in planting trees that end hunger, poverty, and deforestation. Find out more by visiting trees dot org slash radio. That’s T R E E S dot O R G slash Radio.


About LiftFund 

Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund is a non-profit financial and business support organization that helps entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. LiftFund has one of the nation’s largest microlender portfolio and is committed to providing capital to entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources. Since its inception, LiftFund has made over 20,000 loans totaling more than $280 million. LiftFund operates in 13 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. To learn more about LiftFund visit 



A report of child abuse happens every 10 seconds. How can we heal the children who are hurt? How can we prevent abuse from happening? Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services has the answers. Call 800.888.1904 or visit [pee see h, ay ess dot org]. You can stop child abuse. 



Growing up in foster care can have lifelong effects. Almost half of girls in foster care become pregnant by 19, and more than half of our prison population has spent time in foster care. Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is improving the odds for kids who have been neglected or abused. Call 800.888.1904 or visit [pee see h, ay ess dot org].


If your family is struggling with stress, you are not alone. Help is available at no cost from Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. Our counselors are compassionate and professional. They help parents and children set goals, learn healthy habits, and stay together. Call 800.888.1904 or visit [pee see h, ay ess dot org] to learn about family counseling with Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. That's 800.888.1904 or [pee see h, ay ess dot 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, where I found so much helpful information, or again, call 1-800-BLINDNESS today!


The ABCs of Sun Protection 

Most of us like to be out in the sun. That’s why sunscreen and other safety measures are key to protecting your skin from aging and cancer. The FDA recommends using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Also look for broad spectrum on the label. That means both harmful ultraviolet A and B rays are blocked. Remember: SPF plus broad spectrum equal healthy fun in the sun. Visit www dot FDA dot Gov slash sunscreen ( for more information. A message from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


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 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 job of your choice 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 SSgt Meagan Roberts at 210-573-1380 or email details at: 


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 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 


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

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. 205CHANGE A 



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 – that’s – 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


What will the next 50 years look like?? … With a growing population and warming planet… the future is uncertain. But there’s a simple, sustainable solution to feeding communities and saving our planet… sponsored by Trees for the Future… They’re working with thousands of smallholder farmers to revitalize lands… increase crop production and incomes… and offset carbon emissions...Sound too good to be true? See for yourself how trees change lives… at Trees - dot - org - slash - radio to learn more…


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