What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of April 8-11, 2020

San Antonio — 74TH ANNUAL POTEET STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL THR-SUN

Everything strawberry under sun, food, games, rides, and entertainment including a parade. Great Family fun, free parking at Festival sight where posted.

Thursday BONUS NIGHT

The festival is kicking off the festivities early with its free Carnival Night on Thursday. It’s free to get in, but $25 to get unlimited rides all night.

The carnival will have concession stands but its standard food booths (like the strawberry booths and Fiesta food vendors) won’t be open. There also won’t be entertainers.

THE PARADE

On Saturday, the festival’s parade will begin at 10 a.m. The route will stroll through the City of Poteet.

ENTERTAINMENT

On all three days, you can expect to see two magic shows, a hypnotist, a petting zoo, a dinosaur walk, and Freckles (the festival’s official mascot).

FRIDAY

The following musicians will perform Friday: David Trevino Y Los Tremendos, Texas Tone Rangers, Ram Herrera, Jay Perez and David Lee Garza

SATURDAY

On Saturday, more entertainers will perform, such as Fire on the Mountain Cloggers, El Gran Mariachi Azteca de America, The JonMikael Mrez Band and Rick Trevino.

SUNDAY

The following are performing on Sunday: Wade Bowen, Ramon Ayala, Mariachi Los Alazanes de Emmanuel Mejia, Bedouin Belly Dancers, Los Jimenez, and Rex Allen McNiel.

https://strawberryfestival.com/

LOCATION 9199 N State Hwy 16, Poteet, TX 78065

SAN ANTONIO BOOK 2021 Festival Will Be A Virtual, Three-Day Event FRI-SUN

For the first time ever, the San Antonio Book Festival will take place entirely online and run for three full days, April 9 through April 11. Pending the pandemic numbers in 2021, the Festival could be somewhat hybrid with select in-person, socially distanced events, which will be announced at a later date.

https://sabookfestival.org

SPURS: FRI: SPURS@NUGGETS 700PM, SUN: SPURS@MAVERICKS 6PM, MON: SPURS@MAGIC 6PM, WED: SPURS@RAPTORS 630PM

Cooling centers to open in San Antonio on Thursday, Friday

High temperatures close to 100 degrees in weather forecast; Metro Health issues heat advisory. The cooling centers will observe COVID-19 precautions, including mandatory face coverings, screening, sanitation and social distancing guidelines. FOR LOCATIONS CALL THE CITY AT 311

Taco Cabana is launching nine new margarita flavors

TC fans can grab the following new margarita flavors: pineapple jalapeno, dragonfruit, pickle, violet, orange, pistachio, orange cream, chili lime cucumber and pineapple banana.

Texas launches website to help people schedule COVID-19 vaccines

Visit getthevaccine.dshs.texas.gov or call 833-832-7067 to schedule an appointment

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services has launched an online platform to help people schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccines. People can register online and then be notified by email or text with information on when and where to get the vaccine. Registrants will need to provide personal information like a name, date of birth, address, race and ethnicity, and a password to register with Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler. For those without internet access or need help signing up, call 833-832-7067. The call support center will be open daily from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and will have translators available.

Texas to Open COVID-19 Vaccination to All Adults

City of San Antonio COVID-19 Hotline

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210-207-5779. (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Information for the public is also available at: www.sanantonio.gov/health/2019ncoronavirus.

Information regarding COVID-19 is also available in American Sign Language at this link: http://sat.ahasalerts.com/ActiveAlerts.aspx?id=1334

BCSO is offering a $2K signing bonus for new detention cadets

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is hiring — and it’s offering a $2,000 signing bonus. The office hopes the incentive will attract applicants from out of town as well. To apply, those interested will have to take written and physical exams. The testing will take place from 8 a.m.-noon at the Tri-Point YMCA at 3233 N. St. Mary’s St. on the following date: April 14

(210) 335 - JOBS (5627) BCSO.RECRUITING@BEXAR.ORG

Blood donors sought as San Antonio Metro Health declares blood emergency in city.

San Antonio, South Texas in blood shortage emergency. Health officials said there is not enough blood on hand to treat trauma cases and patients who need emergency surgeries and procedures. The facilities are open during daylight hours Tuesday and Wednesday, but health officials said all blood drives have been canceled and the other donor rooms are not open. Same-day appointments and walk-in donations are being accepted. Officials said donors can call 210-731-5590 for information or to make an appointment, or they can visit SouthTexasBlood.org.

SATURDAY

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center Address: 11745 I-10W

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

SUNDAY

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center Address: 11745 I-10W

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

9th annual San Antonio Book Festival brings community together in free 3-day virtual gathering with nearly 200 authors

Online event runs April 9-11 https://sabookfestival.org/

The St. Louis Men’s Society is sponsoring

WILD GAME ONLINE AUCTION

Bidding Starts: Sat., April 10, 2021, 9:00am, Bidding Ends: Sat., April, 17, 2021, 9:00pm

Register to participate TODAY and be ready for bidding. Text ‘wildgameauction’ to 843.606.5995 to join our event https://event.gives/wildgameauction

*AUCTION SNEAK PEAK OPENS: Tues, March 30, 2021*

ABOUT ST. LOUIS MEN’S SOCIETY:

Founded on February 12, 1875, under the direction of Father Peter Richard, the St. Louis Roman Catholic Benevolent Association, has served the local community for over 146 years. Commonly known as the St. Louis Men’s Society, the Society continues to be the nucleus of active participation in the St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville, Texas.

This year’s Wild Game Auction will help provide funds to the St. Louis Catholic School for capital projects and student scholarships; college scholarships for our St. Louis Parish high school seniors; and other charitable and Society activities in the Parish, like Moye Retreat Center.

Contact Steve G. Persyn @210-422-5777 for more auction information

FIESTA de CHRISTO

Calvary Hills Baptist Church will have a “Fiesta de Christo” celebration, a FREE outdoor Family Friendly event Saturday April 17th 2-6pm. There will fun for all with food & live music. Locate at 910 W. Loop 1604 N. For details calvaryhillsbaptist.org

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