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Watch This, Do That Math Activities

April 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - April 15, 2027 @ 5:00 pm

Become a walkSTEM Explorer and discover the science, technology, engineering, art, and math around you! These free math games are appropriate for K-12th grade students and are organized by theme to interest any child. talkSTEM is constantly adding new games to play, too! Each game will challenge you to write, draw, sketch, plan, estimate, solve, puzzle, and more! There is something for every learner. Click the link below!

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

June 17 @ 6:30 pm - December 16 @ 8:30 pm

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive feedback. The workshop is geared to all active-duty military, veterans, and their immediate family members. This group is open to writers of all levels working in all genres. Email veteranscollective@geminiink.org for a Zoom invitation.

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SNIPSA’s 13th Annual Race for The Rescues 5k

September 26 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

In 2008, SNIPSA introduced an innovative, competitive 5K race where participants could participate and earn recognition with (or without) their dogs. The Annual Race for the Rescues was born and quickly became the top fundraising effort that we organize each year. Proceeds from the race provide funding for homeless and abandoned animals and spay/neuter outreach, all right here in our community. Race participants will have two location options this year for running the race, or they can also run at…

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TEDxPaloAltoCollege 2020 | Hope Rising

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TEDxPaloAltoCollege 2020 will be a virtual event broadcasting on Facebook and YouTube. With 5 speakers and 3 performances around the theme “Hope Rising,” we believe this will be our best event yet! Tune in and engage in conversation with one another virtually in the comments. RSVP at facebook.com/events/917112008796956/ PLUS! Go all out for your at-home watch party with a TEDxPaloAltoCollege Watch Party Kit. Check out the TEDx merch available at TEDxPaloAltoCollege.org/attend-the-event

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Legacies and Promises Virtual Panel Discussion

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office as it continues its annual Mission Marquee Plaza Hispanic Heritage Month celebration! This year, were going virtual. You can join us from home or wherever you are by watching live on the Mission Marquee Plaza Facebook (@missionmarqueeplaza) or World Heritage Office YouTube channel (@worldheritagesa) from your computer, tablet, or other mobile device. Tune in at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 3030 for a virtual panel discussion about the Mexican American…

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Lighthouse for the Blind Art in the Dark

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The San Antonio Lighthouse is celebrating our 10th Anniversary of Art in the Dark, hosting over 50 amazing art pieces with an interesting virtual spin! Art in the Dark is an unforgettable, unique event that celebrates “The Touch…The Sense…The Feel…” of art, and this year we're taking your senses and making them virtual. Art pieces displayed at the virtual online event will be pixilated but will include a detailed description from the artists, thus allowing you to experience purchasing art like…

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Palo Alto College presents: Virtual Heritage Month | Author Talk/Plática with Ernesto Todd Mireles

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

In his book, Insurgent Aztlán The Liberating Power of Cultural Resistance (2020 International Latino Book Award Winner - Best Political/Current Affairs), Ernesto Todd Mireles reconstructs the relationship between social-political insurgent theory and Xicano literature, film and myth. He makes a solid case for addressing the decades-long decline of Mexican American identity within itself and among sectors of American society by asserting the influential role of culture and history, in the preservation and political advancement of a people (This is a…

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Palo Alto College presents: Heritage Month | National Poetry Day/ Eleven Rivers Review Student Poetry Reading

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In honor of National Poetry Day, Palo Alto College will host a student poetry reading. While the event will feature Eleven Rivers Review (11RR) student contributors, all students are welcome to join and read their poetry. The Eleven Rivers Review is PAC’s award-winning student literary and arts journal. The 11RR is produced each spring entirely by PAC student writers, artists, and editors. The publication offers students an opportunity to share their creative talking skills for their portfolios (This is a…

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Viva Mi Cultura

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This event is a part of Fiestas Patrias San Antonio, a celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. Guadalupe Cultural Arts is proud to present Viva Mi Cultura, a vibrant and educational virtual experience featuring the Guadalupe Dance Company and Mariachi Azteca de América. The dynamic performance will give audiences a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of traditional Folklorico dance and music. As a community initiative to inspire local youth, the Guadalupe Dance Company has provided this presentation to area schools…

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Palo Alt College presents: Virtual Heritage Month | Panel Discussion/Plática: “Crisis within a Crisis: Domestic Violence

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

While San Antonio and Bexar County have recently experienced a domestic violence epidemic with 29 documented deaths by domestic partners in 2019, the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated this crisis. Panelists will discuss the warning signs, available resources, and strategies to help end domestic violence (This is a virtual event via Zoom). Participating Panelists: Marta Peláez, President and CEO, Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. Patricia Castillo, Executive Director, PEACE Initiative Judith Menchaca, Domestic Violence Survivor Register at alamo.edu/pac/heritage-month

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Line, Voice, Story: Let the Poetry of Larry Levis Be Our Guide

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Take a deep dive into the poetry of Larry Levis, reading in community and writing in response together. In this weekly workshop, we read aloud together for the first hour and in the second hour, we write independently. You will receive supplemental materials weekly, including a mix of writing prompts, essays, interviews, and links for further reading. In our final meeting, we will celebrate and share all of our newly generated work. The workshop is designed for us to become…

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Wounded Warrior Project – Carry Forward 5K

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Put the Wounded Warrior Project® Mission in Motion at the VIRTUAL Carry Forward® 5K in San Antonio. Join Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) on Saturday, October 10 as you run/walk your very own Carry Forward 5K in support of America’s injured veterans. This new virtual experience allows you the flexibility to complete your 5K in your neighborhood or on your treadmill at home. You could even just count 7,000 steps on your phone! Most importantly, know you’re participating virtually alongside others…

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Diez y Seis Mariachi Festival

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This event is a part of Fiestas Patrias San Antonio, a celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. For more than 15 years, the Diez y Seis Commission’s Mariachi Festival has showcased the talent of middle and high school mariachi groups. Join us in celebrating these talented students and the traditional music of Mexico as we take the festival online for the first time.

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Palo Alto College presents: Virtual Heritage Month | Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Día de la Raza

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

(This is a Virtual Event via Zoom) While Columbus Day traditionally honors the significance of Europeans “discovering” the Americas, Indigenous Peoples' Day honors the heritage and contributions of indigenous/Native Americans who inhabited these lands long before the arrival of Europeans. Part 1: Decolonial/Health-Conscious Cooking Demonstration Noon–12:30 p.m. This demonstration will feature a recipe from the cookbook Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing (2015 International Latino Book Award for Best Cookbook) by Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda…

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Palo Alto College presents: Heritage Month | National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The AIDS Lady, a one-person performance by Anna De Luna, will explore various characters while engaging audience members with stories of courageous youth and the HIV positive population she serves. The original piece uses theatre as a tool to raise awareness of the issue of HIV/AIDS – as Ms. De Luna will perform a rapid HIV test on herself to encourage others to get tested (Takes place virtually via Zoom).

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Avenida Guadalupe’s Fiesta Alegria

October 16 @ 10:00 pm - October 17 @ 12:00 am

This event is a part of Fiestas Patrias San Antonio, a celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. This year’s Fiestas Patrias San Antonio celebration will conclude with Fiesta Alegria, an energetic broadcast of world-house and electronic dance music live from El Progreso Hall. This event will remind the community about “Doing the Five” to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and the important message that observing social distancing is a method of preserving culture. This event is produced by the Avenida…

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Virtual Buddy Walk Benefits Down syndrome Association of South Texas

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Like so many non-profit organizations this year, the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas (DSASTX) is reworking event plans to respect the safety of the community and COVID compliance. As a result, the 20th annual BUDDY WALK will be held VIRTUALLY on Saturday, October 17. This year’s participants will be asked to walk in their own neighborhoods, at their own pace, and post videos and photos online to show support for DSASTX. With income down 62 percent this year, the…

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YOSA Standing Ovation Week

October 19 - October 23

Join us online for an inspiring week of music and conversation during YOSA Standing Ovation Week, October 19-23, 2020. YOSA Standing Ovation Week is a series of virtual conversations and performances highlighting the heroes of music during COVID-19. An amazing guest lineup will feature performers and leaders from San Antonio and around the world. Master of Ceremonies Rick Cavender will host the week’s events. Tune in to watch at yosa.org/watchlive. Sponsorships and donations from this event support YOSA (Youth Orchestras…

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Reading Red Book Club: Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Reading Red – an Artpace book club – and explore literature that has inspired artists and exhibitions. In conjunction with Artpace’s 25th anniversary, we continue to celebrate Linda Pace’s legacy by discussing literature authored by women. Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists by Lisa E. Farrington is the first comprehensive history of African-American women artists, from slavery to the present day. Concluding Their Own Image, Farrington includes interviews with contemporary artists Betye Saar, Faith Ringgold,…

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