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Schertz's Fourth of July Jubilee is a day filled with fun, including a parade, festival, music and fireworks. Courtesy photo/City of Schertz

CITY COUNCILS/SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Schertz: 6 p.m. June 22 & July 6, 13; 1400 Schertz Parkway                 

Live Oak: 7 p.m. June 22 & July 13; 8001 Shin Oak Drive       

Cibolo: 6:30 p.m. June 22 & July 13; 200 S. Main St.

Converse: 7 p.m. June 15 & July 6 402 S. Seguin Road (via teleconference)           

Garden Ridge: 6 p.m. July 7; 9400 Municipal Parkway          

Selma: 6:30 p.m. July 13; 9375 Corporate Drive   

Windcrest: 5 p.m. June 21; 8601 Midcrown Drive              

Universal City: 6:30 p.m. June 15, July 6; 2150 Universal City Blvd.          

Comal ISD: 6 p.m. June 24; 1404 Interstate 35 North in New Braunfels        

North East ISD: 5:30 p.m. July 13; 8961 Tesoro Drive in San Antonio              

Judson ISD: 6 p.m. June 17, July 15; 8205 Palisades Drive in Live Oak           

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD: 6 p.m. June 15, July 20; 1060 Elbel Road in Schertz                  

JUNE 15

COUNCIL ON THE GO

Residents can attend a Schertz town-hall-style meeting beginning with a 6 p.m. meet and greet, followed by a 6:30 p.m. session at Corbett Junior High School, 12000 Ray Corbett Drive in Schertz. For more, visit https://schertz.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=533&ARC=1537. 

JUNE 15

GARDEN MEETING

Live Oak Village Garden Club gathers from 1-3 p.m. in the Live Oak Clubhouse, 7901 Shin Oak Drive. For updates, call Jo Anna Wheeler at 210-655-1036.

JUNE 19

ART FANS

The Youth Building behind the Live Oak Clubhouse, 7901 Shin Oak Drive, hosts art fans at 11 a.m. For more including field trips and updates, call Kat at 210-844-5315 or visit https://www.facebook.com/LiveOakLeagueOfArts/.

Fiesta Especial is back. The official Fiesta 5K run/walk takes place June 19 in Windcrest to benefit the nonprofit disABILITYsa. Courtesy photo/Fiesta Especial

JUNE 19

FIESTA ESPECIAL

This official Fiesta event invites people of all abilities to take part in a 5K race or a 1-mile dash in Windcrest, beginning at 7 a.m. The run/dash is followed by a community parade, also open to people of all abilities. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit disABILITYsa. The family- and pet-friendly festivities are centered around City Hall, 8601 Midcrown Drive. For more, visit www.FiestaEspecial.org or call 210-704-7262.

JUNE 19

SOCCER, FIESTA STYLE

The annual Fiesta Women’s and Coed Soccer Tournament is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 19 and 20 at the Schertz Soccer Complex, 75 Maske Road. Admission is free for spectators; there is a registration fee for participating teams. Refreshments are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Soccer Association of San Antonio. For more, visit www.wsasa.org or call 210-394-2788.

JUNE 20

WILDFLOWER RIDE

The Fiesta Wildflower Ride is the only official Fiesta cycling event. All bikes are welcome. The ride starts at 8 a.m. at Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 N.E. Loop 1604, and ends at the mall. Participation fee is $75. For more, visit www.fiestawildflower.com

or call 210-843-4234.

JUNE 21, JULY 19

STRUGGLING WITH CANCER?

The New Life Cancer Support Team, a community outreach ministry of New Life Baptist Church, 101 North St. in Converse, meets at 7 p.m. in the Rupp Building. Those dealing with cancer are invited for emotional and physical support. For updates, call 210-658-1972.

JUNE 22, JULY 13

WINDCREST LIONS CLUB

The group meets each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Windcrest Civic Center, 9310 Jim Seal Drive. For updates, visit http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/windcresttx/.      

JUNE 22, JULY 13

OPTIMIST CLUB

The Windcrest Optimist Club gathers at 7 a.m. in the Windcrest Civic Center, 9310 Jim Seal Drive. For updates, call Andy Biancardi at 210-656-5117 or email apb437@yahoo.com.

JUNE 23, JULY 14

GARDEN RIDGE LIONS CLUB

The group normally meets at 7 p.m. in the Garden Ridge Community Center, 9400 Municipal Parkway. However, during the pandemic, virtual conferences take place. For updates, call Dick Holloway at 210-651-7431 or President Bill Foote at 210-651-9236 or email b1bill@hotmail.com.

JUNE 23, JULY 14

SCHERTZ-CIBOLO LIONS CLUB

The group meets from noon to 1 p.m. at Schertz Family YMCA, 621 Westchester Drive. Free admission; bring a lunch. Newcomers welcome. For updates, call 210-445-3980.

JUNE 24, JULY 8

CONVERSE LIONS CLUB

The group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the offices of the Greater Randolph Area Services Program, 250 Donalan Drive in Converse. For updates, visit https://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/conversetx/.

JUNE 26, JULY 10

MEET CONVERSE MAYOR

Come to the City Hall lobby at 406 S. Seguin Road, and talk with Mayor Al Suarez from 8-10 a.m. No appointment necessary. For updates, visit https://www.conversetx.net.

JUNE 28, JULY 12

RANDOLPH METROCOM ROTARY 

The club meets from noon to 1 p.m. at Olympia Hills Golf & Event Center, 12900 Mount Olympus St. in Universal City. Lunches, $15 per individual, feature speakers. RSVP by 5 p.m. the Friday before to David Sippel at David@DavidSippel.com. For updates, call Liane Garrett, club secretary, at 210-683-1169 or visit www.randolphmetrocomrotary.org.

JUNE 26

CIBOLO MARKET DAYS

Farmers and artisans present their wares 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on South Main Street between Loop 539 and Pfeil Road in Cibolo. For more, visit www.cibolotx.gov.

JUNE 26

CIBOLO CAR SHOW

Cibolo Enrichment Foundation holds a car show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Santikos Entertainment Cibolo, 18124 Interstate 35, Cibolo, to raise funds for CEF and to promote the upcoming new movie, “F9 – The Fast Saga.” For more, visit http://www.ceftx.org.

JUNE 26, JULY 10 

WINDCREST PRODUCE MARKET

River City Produce holds markets at City Hall, 8601 Midcrown Drive, from 10 a.m. to noon. Come in person, order online before or call 210-271-0164. For updates or to place orders, visit https://orders.rivercityproduce.com.

JUNE 30

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP

New Haven Assisted Living & Memory Care, 2300 FM 3009 in Schertz, is the site of free conversations from 10-11 a.m. for caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia sufferers. For updates, call 210-319-4965.

JUNE /JULY

THE CHAMBER 

The Chamber (Schertz-Cibolo-Selma area) offers several monthly and special activities, including mixers 5:30-7 p.m. June 17 at Bluebonnet Palace, 17630 Lookout Road in Selma, and 5:30-7 p.m. July 15 at The Chamber’s Selma office at 9374 Valhalla St.; a summer celebration 7:30-9 a.m. June 23 at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 17331 Interstate 35 North in Schertz; coffee and networking 7:30-9 a.m. June 25 at The Chamber main Schertz office, 1730 Schertz Parkway in Schertz; and a monthly luncheon 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20 at Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway. For updates, visit www.thechamber.info or email finance@thechamber.info. For pandemic information on business schedules or closures, call 210-619-1952.  

JUNE/JULY

TRI-COUNTY CHAMBER 

The group, cultivating business alliances across Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties, presents several monthly activities, including a mixer at 5:30 p.m. June 24, and a luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13 at Hilton Garden Inn-Live Oak, 8101 Pat Booker Road. For updates, visit www.txtricountychamber.org or call Lisa Jubela at 830-305-6926.

JUNE 

SCHERTZ SUMMERTIME FUN

Pickrell Park, 703 Oak St. in Schertz, is the site of outdoor movies and live concerts every Saturday. The entertainment includes “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and Mr. Will (June 19) and “Dirty Dancing” and Carbonlily (June 26). The park pool will be open for floating and movie watching in July, including a screening of “Lilo & Stitch” July 17. For lineups and updates in the free series, visit https://www.schertz.com/519/Music-Movies-in-the-Park.    

Pets are especially welcomed at Garden Ridge’s Fourth of July Parade, scheduled to return this year. Courtesy photo/City of Garden Ridge

JULY 4

GARDEN RIDGE CELEBRATES

Garden Ridge residents mark Independence Day beginning with a 9:30 a.m. flag-raising at Paul Davis Park, 20685 Grass Creek, followed by a community parade. Food and children’s activities, including water slides, will follow in the park. Awards go to the most patriotically dressed child. 

JULY 4

SCHERTZ FOURTH OF JULY JUBILEE

Schertz’s annual Independence Day celebration begins with a Let Freedom Run 5K at 9:15 a.m. at Schertz Civic Center, and a parade starting at 9:30 a.m. at Elbel Road and Schertz Parkway. Then there’s a family friendly carnival from noon to 10 p.m. at Thulemeyer Park, complete with games, rides and food. Live music may be enjoyed 6-9:15 p.m. at Pickrell Park. The evening ends with fireworks at 9:15 p.m., viewable from either park. Plus, the Pickrell Park pool will be open for fireworks spectators. For more, visit http://www.schertz.com/466/4th-of-July-Jubilee.

JULY 4

A WINDCREST 4TH

Windcrest will have a scaled-down Fourth of July parade starting at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 8601 Midcrown Drive. The parade goes around the Windcrest Golf Club and returns to City Hall. 

Windcrest’s Fourth of July Parade, returning this year for a special evening edition on Independence Day, includes many community organizations such as Windcrest United Methodist Church. Courtesy photo/Windcrest United Methodist Church

JULY 4

CHURCH CELEBRATION

Windcrest United Methodist Church, 8101 Midcrown Drive, hosts an Independence Day festival with food, carnival games, a water dunk tank and more noon to 4 p.m. Activities begin immediately after the church’s 11 a.m. service. Anyone may attend. For more, visit http://www.windcrestumc.org or call 210-654-0404.

JULY 10

NATURE DISCOVERY SERIES

Intended for elementary school youngsters, Crescent Bend Nature Park, 12780 W. Schaefer Road in Schertz, is the place for kid scientists at 10 a.m. Preregistration is required; space is limited. For registration, topics and updates, visit http://www.schertz.com.  

JULY 10

CALLING ALL SHOPPERS

Garden Ridge Market Days at Northeast Bible Church, 19185 FM 2252, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local farmers, artisans and businesses are featured, plus free attendance and parking. COVID-19 safety protocols are enforced. For updates, visit https://gardenridgemarketdays.com/. 

JULY 11

MORNING MEAL

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 667, 504 Bowie Drive in Universal City, hosts “Second Sunday” from 8-11:30 a.m. Breakfast buffets are $7 for adult and $3 for children 3-10. Younger tykes eat free. No charge for parking. For updates, call 210-658-3731.

JULY 12

ANIMAL LOVERS

The Humane Society of Live Oak meets 6:30-730 p.m. in the Live Oak Clubhouse, 7901 Shin Oak Drive. Open to all. For updates, email HumaneSocietyofliveoak@gmail.com.

JULY 14

‘COFFEE WITH A COP’

Garden Ridge residents can enjoy their java with police at 9 a.m. in First United Bank, 19099 Nacogdoches Loop. For updates, visit https://www.ci.garden-ridge.tx.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=1963&month=6&year=2021&day=25&calType=0.

JULY 19-23

DOES YOUR KID WANT TO BE A COP?

The Schertz Junior Police Academy is from 8 a.m. to noon for 10 and 11 year olds (July 19-23). Registration ends June 28. For forms, details and updates, visit https://schertz.com/352/Junior-Police-Academy. 

JULY 22

HONORING ESSENTIAL WORKERS

The Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club recognizes 2020’s local essential workers from 6-9 p.m. at the Blue Bonnet Palace, 17630 Lookout Road in Selma. Features include casino games and free appetizers. For updates, visit https://www.randolphmetrocomrotary.org/sitepage/casino-night-fundraiser.   

MONDAYS

RAISE A TOAST

The Schertz Chamber of Commerce Toastmasters Club meets 7-8:15 p.m. over Zoom during the pandemic; at other times, the club gathers in The Chamber offices, 1730 Schertz Parkway. For updates, visit http://schertzchambertm.weebly.com/. 

TUESDAYS

FORE!

Senior golfers meet at 8 a.m. at Olympia Hills Golf & Event Center, 12900 Mount Olympus St. in Universal City. The league is for those ages 60-plus. Cost is $10, with a pot going to the winners. For updates, call Jesse Cox at 210-601-1504.

WEDNESDAYS

GREATER RANDOLPH AREA KIWANIS FOUNDATION

The group meets at 7 a.m. in Jim’s Restaurant, 7000 N. Loop 1604 East in San Antonio. For updates, email Cindy Newton at cindyn@satx.rr.com, or call 210-381-4082 or visit www.grak.org.

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

PTSD SUPPORT GROUPS

Family members of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder meet for a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday meal at Grange Hall, 413 N. Main St. in Cibolo. The following day, the same place and time is reserved for a dinner and talk only with service members. For updates, call 210-390-8002.  

THURSDAYS

CIBOLO GRANGE MARKETPLACE

The nonprofit agricultural and civic organization presents goods by area farmers and artisans from 3-7 p.m. at Grange Hall, 413 N. Main St. in Cibolo. For updates, visit facebook.com/CiboloGrangeFarmersMarket or contact cibolograngemarket@yahoo.com.

SUNDAYS

FARMERS MARKET

Live Oak Farmers Market, 8151 Pat Booker Road, is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh produce and meats from local growers, plus gardening plants and landscaping products, are available. For updates, visit facebook.com/liveoakfarmersmarketonpatbooker or call 210-249-8030.  

SUNDAYS

DANCERS HAVING FUN

The square-dancing club do-si-dos from 7-9 p.m. at North Community Center, 3501 Morning Drive in Schertz. For updates, contact jimpresfundancers@yahoo.com or visit Austin Square and Round Dance Association at www.asrda.org.

ONGOING 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL AID

Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program is readying its back-to-school program to distribute school supplies to area families in need. RACAP will begin accepting applications July 12. For more, call Dorothy Stuart at 210-658-1613 or visit www.racap.org.

ONGOING

JISD SUMMER MEALS

The Judson Independent School District offers free breakfast and lunches 10-10:45 a.m. weekdays through July 30 at Hartman, Miller’s Point, Rolling Meadows and Candlewood elementary schools; Woodlake Hills Middle School, Wagner High School and the Converse Public Library. Students need not be present to pick up a meal, but parents or legal guardians arriving curbside must show ID.

ONGOING

NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN 

The North East Independent School District Community Education program presents courses for adults and kids. Most classes are taught in NEISD facilities or the district’s Community Learning Center, 8750 Tesoro Drive in San Antonio. For updates, visit https://communityed.neisd.net or call Carrie Smith, NEISD community education coordinator, at 210-407-0140.  

ONGOING

GOODWILL PICKUPS

Goodwill Industries offers pickup services for donations of clothing, household items, and furniture at Bexar County residences. For updates, call 210-271-8881 or fill out forms at https://www.goodwillsa.org/donate/home-pickup.

ONGOING  

CHIPPER SERVICES

Free chipper service at Selma front curbs is provided to residents the first week of each month. Dates are subject to change. For updates, call 210-651-7800 or email eporto@ci.selma.tx.us. Also, Schertz residents can receive curbside chipper service every Tuesday for $40 per 30 minutes. For updates or to schedule an appointment, call 210-619-1800 or visit https://www.schertz.com/201/Curbside-Chipping.

ELSEWHERE

JUNE 16, JULY 21

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

UT Health San Antonio offers a group setting for women with gynecologic cancers. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Medical Arts & Research Center, 8300 Floyd Curl Drive (first floor, conference room B). Light refreshments offered. Free parking. For updates, visit uthealthcare.org/purple or call 210-450-9500.

ONGOING

DRIVING SENIORS

Northeast Senior Assistance, 2903 Nacogdoches Road in San Antonio, needs volunteers to drive older persons to appointments. For updates, call 210-967-6372. 

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