(160) Annual Holiday Ole Marketplace – October 19-22, 2011

October 8, 2011
Annual Holiday Ole Marketplace – October 19-22, 2011
Fall is officially here!  Halloween decorations are starting to show up in your neighbor’s yard & pretty soon, little goblins, pirates & princesses will be knocking on your door for candy! October is the month when all of the Holiday Madness starts…
It’s time to get your Holiday Shopping underway…And, we have the perfect event to do just that!  So, get your holiday gift & shopping lists ready!

The 18th Annual Olé Marketplace shopping extravaganza kicks off Wednesday, October 19th!!

This fun-filled event will showcase over 85 merchants from across the country featuring unique gifts, toys, clothing, jewelry, gourmet foods, home decor & accessories and much more!

The “Preview Party” will be held on Wednesday the 19th from 6-11 pm…where you can get an exclusive first look at all the merchandise!  Then the 3-day shopping extravaganza begins on Thursday!


General Shopping Hours:

  • Thursday, October 20: Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 21: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
**NEW** Stroller Hours:

  • Friday, October 21: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, October 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

**Strollers will only be allowed during Stroller Hours

This year’s “Shopping Entertainment Experience” also features some great Special Events…including the Preview Party, Ready Set Shop, Happy Hour for Heros, Lee Michael’s girls Night Out, Family Day & more…

This annual event is a major fundraising event for The Junior League of San Antonio.

General Tickets for the Olé Marketplace are only $15 for the entire 3-days of shopping!  Special Events Tickets are sold separately.  All Tickets can be purchased online.

This event will be held at The San Antonio Shrine Auditorium is located at 901 N. Loop 1604 West between Stone Oak Parkway and Blanco Road.  Parking is free.  For more information visit http://www.jlsa.org/.


(158) Encino Park Fall Craft Fair – October 1st-2nd, 2011

September 30, 2011

The Encino Park Fall Craft Fair  is this weekend – October 1st & 2nd!

2011 marks the 29th annual Encino Park Fall Craft Fair!

The Craft Fair includes over 100 crafters and artisans.  You will find everything from home decor to jewelry to other great handcrafted items!

It is also a great opportunity to get started on your holiday shopping!

All proceeds are donated toward the Encino Park Women’s Club scholarship funds and other community development projects.

The fair will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

And…we are in store for some great weather this weekend!  It should be a great event!

Admission to the event and parking are free…See you there!

(155) 9th Annual Stone Oak Business Association (SOBA) Business Expo – September 29, 2011

September 17, 2011

The 9th Annual Stone Oak Business Association (SOBA) Business Expo will be held on September 29, 2011…And you are invited!

“Looking for a tasty new spot to take the family out to eat dinner on a Friday night?  Need gift ideas for the fast approaching holiday season?  Looking to switch banks or in need of some free financial advice?

Look no further than the Stone Oak Business Association’s 9th Annual Business Expo at the Johnson High School cafeteria located at 23203 Bulverde Road from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

All are invited to sample cuisine from local restaurants while learning all about what local businesses can offer.  Over 100 area businesses and representatives will be on hand to showcase their goods and services.

The Expo will also feature prize drawings throughout the evening.  Prizes will include a gift basket of spa and tanning products, a complementary stay at a beautiful Stone Oak area hotel, and even a flat screen television!

Remember, SOBA designates all funds raised from the Business Expo to provide scholarships for graduating seniors at Johnson & Reagan High Schools.  Last year, SOBA granted $7000 in scholarships to seven outstanding students.

So come out and show your support for the Rattlers and Jaguars!

For more information, please call 210-348-8233.  We hope to see you there!

Help Broadway Bank in their mission to supply children with much-needed school supplies.  Broadway Bank’s “Stuff the Bus” wants to help every shild succeed in school, so bring your generous donations to SOBA’s Business Expo and stuff that bus!”

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Place: Johnson High School Cafeteria – 23203 Bulverde Road

Cost: FREE

info cited from Stone Oak Business Association

(152) Miss Collegiate San Antonio Mentoring Program – Sept 2-4, 2011

August 29, 2011

Miss Collegiate San Antonio Mentoring Program – Sept 2-4, 2011

This weekend, The Miss San Antonio Collegiate Scholarship Organization will be holding a  mentoring program for young ladies!  The 3 day event will be held at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa and it is FREE!

The Miss San Antonio Collegiate Scholarship Pageant is an official local preliminary to the Miss Texas & Miss America Pageant…

Their goal is to “open the doors for young women in San Antonio to experience and have access to the same opportunities that have been around for many young women across America since the Miss America Organization opened its doors in 1921, which was 90 years ago.”

This mentoring program will consist of workshops & other fun activities that are designed to Educate, Motivate, Encourage, Inspire & Empower them to aim for the best in life!


Topics at the Event Include:

How to get Scholarship Money for College

Career Coaching

Make Up Application

Fitness, Wellness & Healthy Eating

How to Take Care of Your Skin for a Flawless Look

How to Turn Dreams into Reality

Beautiful Hair

Stress Management


While some girls desire to go all the way to the sash & the crown, this event will benefit even those who do not…Not only is this event going to be very informative for the young ladies…it is going to be tons of fun!

Visit www.misscollegiatesa.org for more information.



(149) Jazz in the Streets at The Shops at La Cantera

August 15, 2011

Jazz in the Streets at The Shops at La CanteraImage associated with the Jazz in the Streets at The Shops at La Cantera 

Get ready for some FREE Summer Jazz Concerts at the Shops at La Cantera!   On Saturdays, August 20, 27 and September 3, you will get to enjoy the music of Nationally Acclaimed Jazz Musicians!

“The sultry sounds of smooth jazz heat up the summer nights at The Shops at La Cantera. Bring your lawn chairs and settle back to enjoy the artistry of three national Jazz musicians, Saturdays August 20, 27 and September 3. The Shops at La Cantera Summer Jazz at the Falls concerts are free, chair placement is allowed at 6:30 p.m., no coolers permitted. The Falls is located on the east end of Main Street between The Yard House and Z Tejas Grill.

  • Saturday, August 20 – Free Admission; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    Peter White, Jazz Fusion Guitarist White gained international fame for his distinctive guitar style as accompanist to Al Stewart and has collaborated with Basia, The Rippingtons, Boney James, Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright, and most notably Grover Washington Jr. who passed away in 1999.
  • Saturday, August 27 – Free Admission; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    Will Donato and Blake Aaron, Saxophonist and Guitarist Donato, a smooth jazz composer, frequently tours with his own band, The Art of Sax and has performed with some of the best known musicians of the genre. Blake Aaron is a session guitarist, TV and film composer, and Los Angeles-based radio host.
  • Saturday, September 3 – Free Admission; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    Joseph Vincelli, Saxophonist and Flutist Dallas-based musician, Vincelli has toured and recorded with Buddy Miles, Ice Cube, Bobby Goldsboro, Jerry Vale, and Burt Reynolds. Vincelli has written several film scores and commercials jingles.”

Schedule is subject to change (info cited from theshopsatlacantera.com)

Click here for more information.

(146) “Wine Down Summer” Party at Brittan’s House

August 1, 2011

“Wine Down Summer” with a thirty-one Gifts Party at Brittan’s House!

We told you about Brittan’s House opening up this past Fall and if you haven’t gone to check out this awesome Neighborhood Boutique yet, you are missing out!  At Brittan’s House you will find everything from Apparel, to Handmade Accessories, to Natural Care Products, to Home Decor & Unique Gifts! 

If you have been, then you already know you love this place!

We are going to give you one more reason to visit Brittan’s House…They are having a “Wine Down Summer” thirty-one Gifts Party to say adios to Summer!

During this “Wine Down Summer” event, you will get to take a look at a the newest items by thirty-one gifts…from their signature purses and totes to storage solutions that help organize your life, everything from cosmetic bags, to wallets, to thermal toes, to picnic baskets, to umbrellas, to eye-glass cases, to backpacks & lunch bags (great for back-to-school)…and much more!!  The designs are unique, the patterns are fun & everything is customizable!

Of course, you will also get to take a look at all of the other great items that Brittan’s House has to offer.  Oh Yeah, and you will be able to enjoy delicious FREE wine-a-ritas!!

“Wine Down Summer” with a thirty-one Gifts Party is taking place Saturday, August 13th from 1:00-5:00 pm, at Brittan’s House…located on Bulverde Road, just north of Evans. 

More Event Details & RSVP

You don’t want to miss this fun event! 

Brittan’s House

22250 Bulverde Road Suite 110

San Antonio, TX 78261

(144) North Central Baptist Summer Celebration – August 13, 2011

July 27, 2011

North Central Baptist Summer Celebration – August 13, 2011


North Central Baptist is at it again…2011 marks the 6th annual Summer Celebration Event & this fun is just around the corner!

For the children, there will be games, crafts & other fun entertainment. 

For the parents, there will opportunities to visit with local physicians, get free family health information including a free health risk assessment, visit displays by area businesses & more!  This year there will be some great information about asthma as well as info about the new Baptist Breast Center.

The North Central Baptist Summer Celebration is a FREE event & is open to the public…Plus there will be food, refreshments & give-aways!

Should be a great event!

Saturday, August 13, 2011
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
North Central Baptist Hospital
520 Madison Oak Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78258
Maps & Directions