For more than 130 years, the YMCA has worked to facilitate growth for individuals as well as communities by providing social-enrichment programs that promote honesty, respect, and responsibility. YMCA of Greater San Antonio, which features locations throughout the metropolitan area, helps people improve their lives with healthy living programs that offer inclusive training classes as well as lifelong learning classes. Youth development initiatives and childcare services allow children as well as teens to develop positive behaviors while exploring their interests in a safe, supportive environment. The centers also encourage social responsibility by providing opportunities to support local communities through volunteerism and charitable giving.
If there was a single store that housed all the boats and campers of 50 companies, it would need to be the size of Arkansas. The Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show precludes the task of building such a titanic edifice by bringing together more than 50 exhibitors—among them Austin Canoe & Kayak and Shoreline Boat & RV Repair—at the Austin Convention Center in mid-January. Here, the exhibitors display myriad pontoons, fishing boats, and truck campers—which are more comfortable than a tent pitched in the trunk of a Pontiac sedan. Area dealers such as Sail and Ski Center and Crestview RV Center join them, flaunting the latest boat and camper models. In addition to hands-on displays, the show hosts seminars that teach students how to properly dock their boats or use marine GPS (seminars are an additional fee).
The San Antonio Film Festival unearths cinematic treasures and provides a platform for artists to unveil their works to a diverse audience. College and high-school categories showcase the future of filmmaking, and documentaries drag real-world issues—such as the epidemic misuse of the word "literally"—into the light. Festival-goers literally never stop between viewings, keeping busy while meeting some of the filmmakers, soaking in words of wisdom from panelists, and participating in workshops.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Offering: Finisher medals for all, awards for top three winners in each age category, music, and food
Recommended Age Group: Family Event
Pro Tip: Bring your family, friends and neighbors.
It's a family event with a kids' race and activities.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I have worked in non profits most of my adult life. I love that QUEST actually makes a sustainable impact in lives of families through long term education and skills training.
For more than 20 years, Alamo Community Group's mission has been to develop and manage affordable housing in San Antonio and Bexar County. Now, as a way to give back and further support the community, its House Our Heroes 5K helps provide safe and stable housing to veterans who have experienced homelessness; proceeds from the race also supply them with financial assistance and an extensive roster of services and support. While being cheered on by volunteers and local celebrities, runners circle Woodlawn Lake Park, an 100-year-old natural oasis in San Antonio.