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Tuesday, December 10th: Holiday Party and Fundraiser
You are invited to the Alamo Sierra club's holiday fundraising party. Enjoy the dazzling downtown lights, a catered buffet (no need to bring pot luck this year!), full bar options, and new musical entertainment — Austin Forrest and The Bluegrass Express.
There is free city parking nearby at 240 E. Houston St. (enter this parking lot on College St. between Navarro and St. Mary’s St.) and all other city parking lots downtown after 5 p.m. Or you can come by bus, which stops nearby too. We are asking for a modest suggested $10 cover.
There is a silent auction. We have received party food, gift baskets and certificates from restaurants and grocers such as Blue Star Brewery, Chipotle, Crumpets, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Hearthstone Bakery, Jason’s Deli, La Madeleine, Paesanos, Page Barteau Catering, Panera Bakery, Red Culinary Institute Restaurant, Sprout’s, Trader Joe's, Twin Liquors, and Whole Foods Market.
We have fine art prints from Clyde Dexler, Wendell Fuqua, and Kathleen Trenchard, ceramics from Eloise Stoker and The Beautiful Bowl, and cool stuff like plants and a cooler from Anne Pearson and Loretta Van Coppenolle, car washes at The Wash Tub, a hammock from Whole Earth Provision, and gift certificates from Big Grass Bamboo and Dos Carolinas.
Professional services such as K Charles Aveda Salon, architecture/remodel consult with John Hertz, personal protection consult by Benjamin Kurata, and horseback ride and lesson with Michelle Petty are available.
Rainbow Gardens and Shades of Green area nurseries donated gift certificates.
We are expecting other desirable, bargain auction items to be available. If you would like to donate an item please contact me or bring it to the party. Part of the proceeds will go toward our Inner City Outings.
We hope to see you there. Invite friends, colleagues, and family over 18. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Peggy Day, (210) 829-5632.
Tuesday, January 21st: Connections: Streetcar and Comprehensive Plan, Plus Commuter Rail to Austin
Brian Buchanan, Vice President of Operations at VIA, and one of the recognized 40 under 40 leaders in San Antonio, will provide an update on the streetcar and our multimodal system, including the comprehensive plan. Go to VIA's Final Plan to see how connectivity expands across the city. Intercity connections between Austin and San Antonio on the LSTAR commuter rail will be discussed by Rail Director Joseph Black of the Lone Star Rail District. Go to Lone Star Rail.
Times, maps and speaker bios are on our Events page.
Next Social Event
Friday, October 25th: Candlelight Coffeehouse
One of our favorite places, it features good food and a nice quiet atmosphere. Contact Loyd Cortez (phone 674-9489 or email) if planning to attend.
Visit our Social Events page for maps, times and information about future gatherings.
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Next Lion's Field Event
Wednesday, October 23rd: Great Hikes in West Texas: Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park
Kevin Hartley will talk about some of the best hikes in these parks, plus planning resources and challenges. Some route map images and a few of Kevin's favorite pictures from these parks will be shown. Kevin is a Sierra Club outings leader and Wilderness First Responder.
Visit our Lion's Field Events page for times, a map and other information.
Upcoming Community Events
Reception/Exhibition for Rainwater Harvesting Design Competition
For more information about these events, click the event title or go to our Community Events page.
Calendars are available now through the end of the year through Anne Pearson, or at the Sierra Club meetings. This year we have both wall calendars ($14 including tax) and engagement calendar books ($15 including tax).
They will also be sold at the Christmas party in December and the regular November meeting. They are available through Anne at other times, and if someone wants to buy in bulk she will deliver.