Coming Attractions Nov. 1, 2013
Nov. 1, 2013
Nov. 2 (Sat) — Lead the Way 5 K for YWLA
8 a.m. (start of race) at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
Proceeds will benefit the Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation, a non-profit for San Antonio’s only all-girls public school. Cost to sponsor a student is $25.
Nov. 2 (Sat) — SAISD PTA fall workshops
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lanier High School, 1514 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
PTA members Districtwide, parent family liaisons and principals are invited to learn how to strengthen this important organization on their campuses. Guest presenters will be Texas PTA officers including First Vice President Leslie Bogg.
Nov. 2 (Sat) Pat Clayworth Scholarship ‘fun’-raiser
8 p.m. at The Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby Place at San Pedro Avenue
The performance of “Les Misérables,” the musical version of Victor Hugo’s tale of redemption, will help raise funds for a scholarship in memory of a former Twain Middle School teacher. Pat Clayworth, who taught there for many years, passed away in 2001.The scholarship that bears her name provides $500 to a graduating senior who attended that school. Event sponsor is the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers & Support Personnel. For more information visit: www.sanantonioalliance.org.
Nov. 3 (Sun) — Celebrate Diwali Family Day
1 to 5 p.m. at the San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
Admission for this celebration of the Hindu Festival of Lights will be free for SAISD students and their families. Among the featured attractions will be fine arts students from the District’s Brackenridge High School performing a Bollywood-style dance. The event also includes art-making projects, storytelling and Indian food.
Nov. 4 (Mon) — Happy Meals book giveaway
9:30 a.m. at Highland Hills Elementary School, 734 Glamis Ave.
This Southeast Side campus will be among schools nationwide receiving books through Nov. 14 as part of McDonald’s National Family Literacy Day observance.
Nov. 7 (Thurs) — College Fair
4 to 7 p.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica Drive
Students and their families can learn about higher education.
Nov. 7 (Thurs) — Art awareness benefit for SAISD’s Herff Elementary School
5 to 7 p.m. at the SpringHill Suites by Marriot. 411 Bowie St.
Donations from a monthly event at the hotel promoting the arts in schools will fund art supplies at Herff Elementary. The events will feature a disc jockey and free appetizers for patrons, who will be asked to consider contributing $2, $5, $10 or $20. In return, they can add their name to an art pallet display. These benefits for the near-downtown school also are being offered in collaboration with the non-profit Fresh Artists.
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