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This year's JazzS'Alive gospel brunch features Kara Nichole Robinson, David Jacobe and Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson. Courtesy photo/San Antonio Parks Foundation

City Councils/School Districts 

Hill Country Village: 5 p.m. Sept. 16; 116 Aspen Lane Hollywood Park: 6 p.m. Sept. 21; 2 Mecca Drive Shavano Park: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27; 900 Saddletree Court 

Castle Hills: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 & Oct. 12; 209 Lemonwood Drive
Alamo Heights: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 27 & Oct. 11; 6116 Broadway
Olmos Park: 6 p.m. Sept. 15; 120 W. El Prado Drive Terrell Hills: 5 p.m. Sept. 13 & Oct. 11; 5100 N. New Braunfels Ave.
Northside ISD: 6 p.m. Sept. 28; 7001 Culebra Road North East ISD: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 & Oct. 4; 8961 Tesoro Drive
San Antonio ISD: 6 p.m. Sept. 13, 20 & Oct. 11; 406 Barrera St.
Alamo Heights ISD: 6 p.m. Sept. 16; 100 Woodridge St. 

SEPT. 7 

HOTEL HISTORY 

See depictions of Hotel Emma’s colorful and historical artwork 8-9 p.m. at Hotel Emma, 136 E Grayson St. For more, visit http://www.thehotelemma.com. 

SEPT. 9 – 26 

“AS YOU LIKE IT” 

William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy, “As You Like It,” is performed 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place. For more, visit http://www.sabot.org. 

SEPT. 11 

“AID THE SILENT” 

Join an evening in support of equal access and inclusion for deaf children and adults, 6 p.m. at the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St. “Aid The Silent,” the fourth annual gala features cocktails, dinner, and a live & silent auction. For more, https://www.aidthesilent.com. 

SEPT. 16 

“BLOOM” 

Join an event for new and growing families 6-8:30 p.m. at Crib & Kids, 1309 N. Loop 1604 West, Room 106. Hosted by Alamo City Moms, the local group offers opportunities for parents to learn about and engage with industry experts in health and wellness, baby essentials and child development. For tickets and more, visit http://cribandkids.com. 

SEPT. 17 

MUSIC MINIFEST 

Attend an evening of music, art and community 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Paper Tiger, 2410 N. Saint Marys St. Hosted by Bridging the Music, the festival features local performers, touring acts and visual artists. For more, visit http://satxpapertiger.com. 

SEPT. 18 

RIFF FEST 

F13 Music presents “San Antonio Riff Fest 2021,” an instrumental competition among guitarists from Nahaya, To Witness A Murder, Lonestar Massacre and much more, 5 p.m. at Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music Venue, 437 McCarty Road, Room 101. For tickets and more, visit http://fitzrockssa.com. 

SEPT. 21 

ART IN THE DARK 

Celebrate the sense of touch during the 11th Annual “Art in the Dark,” 6:30 p.m. at La Villita Historic Arts Villages, 418 Villita St. Hosted by the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired, the event spotlights blind painter John Bramblitt in a live demonstration of his artistic skills. Featuring local artists, potters, sculptors and jewelry designers, guests have the opportunity to bid on art while enjoying treats from local restaurants. Tickets cost $60 to $75. For more, call 210-531-1532 or visit http://www.salighthouse.org. 

SEPT. 24-25 

38TH ANNUAL JAZZ’SALIVE 

Attend the city’s free official jazz music festival, Sept. 24, 5-10:30 p.m. and Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St., and Legacy Park, 103 W. Houston St. Hosted by the San Antonio Parks Foundation, the 38th Annual Jazz’SAlive festival features national and local musicians, like Kandace Springs, The Dirty River Band and Mike Sailors & The Higher Calling Orchestra. For more, visit the events page at http://saparksfoundation.org. 

OCT. 2 

AUTHORS IN ALAMO CITY 

Join a multi-genre signing event featuring over 40 authors, ranging from romance to suspense, noon- 10 p.m. at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio, 200 S. Alamo St. Attendees can expect a signing event and a ’90s themed party. For more, visit authorsinthealamocity.com/event- information/. 

OCT. 4 

METAL MONDAY 

See metal bands August Burns Red, Fit for a King, Erra and Like Moths to Flames perform 6 p.m. at The Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St. For more, visit therockboxsa.com. 

OCT. 8 – 10 

BIG TEXAS COMICON 

Attend a pop-culture convention entrenched in movies, TV and comics at The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E Market St. For tickets and more, visit www.bigtexascomicon.com. 

MONDAYS 

SO, YOU THINK YOU CAN SING 

San Antonio Chordsmen, a barbershop chorus, rehearses at 7 p.m. at Emerald Oaks Retirement Center, 20302 Bulverde Road. Newcomers are welcome to audition. For updates, visit http://sachordsmen.org. Meanwhile, The Friends in Harmony Chorus also exercise vocal cords at 6:45 p.m. in University United Methodist Church, 5084 De Zavala Road. For updates or cancellations, contact Wendell Peters at wendellpeters@sbcglobal.net. 

MONDAYS 

ROTARY CLUB 

The North Central Rotary Club of San Antonio meets 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Costa Pacifica, 434 N. Loop 1604 West, Suite 2101. Attendees may gather in person or online. For more, visit https://portal.clubrunner.ca/8164. 

TUESDAYS 

WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPORT GROUP 

T.O.P.S., or Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets at 10 a.m. (weigh-in 9-9:45 a.m.) inside House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 10226 Ironside Drive. For updates, call Carolyn at 210-415-0937. 

TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS 

OLMOS BASIN FARMERS MARKET 

San Antonio Farmer’s Market Association offers area growers’ farm- fresh produce from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 100 Jackson Keller Road. For updates, visit sanantoniofarmersmarket.org. 

WEDNESDAYS 

FOOD FOR THOSE IN NEED 

Manna Food Ministry at Mission City Church, 2220 N.W Military Highway, is open at 10 a.m. each Wednesday for food distribution to needy families. For more, call 210-377-3030 or visit https://missioncity.church/events/ manna-food-ministry. 

THURSDAYS 

STONE OAK ROTARY CLUB 

Guest speakers normally visit from noon to 1 p.m. at The Club at Sonterra, 901 E. Sonterra Blvd., but during the COVD-19 outbreak, sessions are over Zoom. For speakers or updates, visit www. stoneoaksarotary.org or call Erin Nevelow at 210-528-0377 or email erinnevelow.rotary@gmail.com. 

THURSDAYS 

ROTARY CLUB MEETING 

Northwest Rotary Club members gather at Outback Steakhouse, 12511 Interstate 10 West, at noon. For updates or cancellations, call 210-576-5475. 

FRIDAYS 

PARTY AT THE PLAZA 

Join a free concert Fridays at the Tower of The Americas, 739 E
César E. Chávez Blvd, during night featuring local food and sounds from artists and bands. 

FRIDAYS 

FIRST FRIDAY CONCERTS 

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva St., is resuming its free First Friday concerts. Performances begin at noon and last 30 to 45 minutes. The 2021-2022 season will include performances by the Trinity University Chamber Singers; violinist Andrew Small; soprano Erin McAdams; harp and flute duo Chaski; and professional men’s chorus IlluMEN. For more, contact the church at 210-223-2611 or info@ stjohnssa.org. 

SATURDAYS 

FARMERS’ MARKETS 

Come to 16607 Huebner Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for local and organic produce, plus baked goods and handcrafted products. For updates, visit hillcountryfarmersmarket.org. Also, Four Seasons Market, 11602 Huebner Road in Huebner Oaks shopping center, sells wares from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For updates or cancellations, call 972-884-0680. 

SUNDAYS 

ENCINO FARMERS MARKET 

Village at Stone Oak, 22610 U.S. 281 North, is home to farm-fresh produce and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For vendors and updates, visit fourseasonsmarkets.com. 

ONGOING 

ACTIVITIES FOR OLDER ADULTS 

The Barshop Jewish Community Center hosts 1 p.m. virtual fun over Zoom. Tuesdays are reserved for chatting; bingo and more is every Wednesday; also, a movie on the first and third Thursday in the month. For links or updates, call Isabel Resendez at 210-302-6860 or email resendezi@jcc-sa.org. 

ONGOING 

ARTIST SERIES 

Tuesday Musical Club’s Artist Series, which was paused in 2020 in response to coronavirus concerns, is resuming its 2021-2022 in-person concert series of four world-class artists, beginning fall 2021. All concerts are in Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, 227 W. Woodlawn Ave. For more or to purchase tickets, visit www.satmc.org or call 210- 710-7582 or visit satuesdaymusicalclub@ gmail.com.

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