(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!

(141) 4th of July Celebrations in Stone Oak & North San Antonio – NO FIREWORKS!

July 2, 2011

4th of July Fireworks Shows can usually be found at Independence Day Celebrations all around San Antonio…Seaworld, Fiesta Texas, Lackland Air Force Base, Woodlawn Lake and at The Club at Sonterra / Cornerstone Church in Stone Oak & North San Antonio …Well, Not This Year!

Due to extreme drought conditions, ALL fireworks displays are banned in Bexar County. That includes all public displays, including city-sponsored events at parks and at military installations in town.

“This ban on public displays was deemed the safest course of action to protect the lives and property of San Antonio’s citizens,” reads the SAFD advisory.  “As a reminder, the personal use of fireworks within the city limits is illegal.”

Even though the fireworks are also cancelled, you will still find big celebrations being held at SeaWorld, Lackland Air Force Base and Woodlawn Lake Park

In Stone Oak & North San Antonio you will still be able to enjoy the annual Forth of July celebration at The Club at Sonterra and Cornerstone Church…just sans the fireworks display.

 The Club at Sonterra will still host a resident pool party on July 4, with a cookout from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m and lots of other fun stuff…like  a cotton candy machine, snow cones, music, games & even a bounce house!  Cost is $10.95 for adults and $8.95 for children.

The Independence Day festivities at Cornerstone Church will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday July 4th.

Have a happy and safe July 4th.  Fly your flag and please remember all those who have served and do serve to ensure our independence.

(137) Summer Magic – Family Fun at The Village at Stone Oak

June 7, 2011

Summer Magic – Family Fun at The Village at Stone Oak

Every Tuesday from June 7th thru July 12, 2011 at The Village at Stone Oak Shopping Center…you will find fun for the whole family with their Summer Magic Events!!


Each Tuesday evening during Summer Magic, you will find an fun-filled outdoor variety show featuring magicians, illusions & performers as well as yummy specialty food vendors!  There will be new performers each night…So, each week offers a new & exciting experience!

If you missed tonight’s show (sorry for the late notice…), don’t worry they will be all geared up again next week for you & your family’s enjoyment!!


The fun starts each Tuesday at 6:30!

Visit the Villages at Stone Oak site for more information, including the weekly entertainment schedule!

(102) Champion Martial Arts

December 19, 2010

Martial Arts can definitely be a fun activity…But it is also a great tool for learning self defense & for getting in shape!  At Champion Martial Arts, “Students not only learn self-defense, but also learn respect, discipline, confidence, focus, and many other important life skills.”


Champion Martial Arts accomplishes this by teaching  many different styles of martial arts, so that their students can get very balanced lessons & so that they can learn multiple skills. 

Their main style is Taekwondo…However, they also other styles such as Muay Thai, Submission Grappling, Karate, MMA, and Weapons Training.  Plus, they also offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

“Champion Martial Arts firmly believes that the best way to learn and grow is in a fun and enjoyable environment.  Three things will happen every class, students will learn, sweat, and have fun.  Perhaps the most important thing about Champion Martial Arts is their Champion Life Skills.”

Champion Martial Arts 

19903 Stone Oak Parkway #107

San Antonio, TX  78258

(210) 495-2222

(65) Six Flags Fiesta Texas

August 13, 2010



So, the summer is almost over…

Have you made it out to Fiesta Texas? 

There is so much to do & it is so close to home!

Great Roller Coasters, Amusement Rides, Shows,

Food, Arcade Games, Picnic Grounds, and an entire Water Park!!

Plus they put on an amazing fireworks show every night!


You don’t have to go out of town to squeeze one more fun filled family vacation in…just head over to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, which is located at 1604 & I10 (like you didn’t already know that)!

(44) San Antonio Public Library – Bannwolf Branch

July 1, 2010
That’s right, The Library! It’s not just a place for students to check out books when they need to do a book report or do research for a paper…It’s so much more!
Yes, they do have a great collection of over 60,000 volumes including an excellent reference selection, but they also offer activities…
Toddler Story Time – A story time for preschoolers who are developing their listening skills and learning to love books. Crafts are included and are always easy and fun to make.
Teen Time – Teen Summer Reading, Wii gaming, crafts, movies, and more!
Tai Chi – For the adults…A mix of folklore and martial art. It’s a great way to exercise while having fun!

This branch of the San Antonio Public Library partners with Reagan High School & is located right by the school.

San Antonio Public Library-Bannwolf Branch
19000 Ronald Reagan Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 482-2224