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10.01.2016

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Southtown Cinema Presents: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Your community movie theatre with FREE screenings of contemporary hits and classic throwbacks, brought to you by neighborhood businesses. Food, drink and music starting at 7:30pm, show time starts at 8:30pm on Saturday, October 1. Come early and stake out your spot! Southtown Cinema is located at 434 S. Alamo St. San Antonio, TX 78205.

McNay ArtStroll: Spooky Stories

Bring your little CASA friends ages infant to 2 years for an ArtStroll themed stroller tour and related sensory playtime at the McNay Art Museum located on 6000 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78209. ArtStroll will be on Friday, October 7 at the following times:

10:00 am for children under 12 months

11:00 am for children 12 months to 2 years
 

ArtStroll is free for CASA Advocates and their kids and $10 per adult for non-Advocates. If you are able to attend, please notify the McNay staff at the front desk that you are an Advocate with your CASA kids and you’ll get in free!

McNay Art:Music:Food:Drink

Celebrate contemporary art and enjoy FREE general admission to the museum on Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Tours offered at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Enjoy food for sale from local food trucks. Based on the exhibition on view, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008, the McNay features Second Thursday talent with Future Sailor playing indie rock with beautiful harmonies.

Flick or Treat at Mays Family YMCA at Stone Oak

Join the YMCA for this FREE night of fun where children can enjoy a movie, popcorn, sno-cones provided by Flamingo Rey’s, face painting, moon bounce, games, and of course sweet treats! This family-friendly event will take place at The YMCA located at 21654 Blanco Road, San Antonio, 78260 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The Jungle Book will be the feature film of the night–Rated PG. Movie plays at 7:30pm. RSVP by Thursday, October 13th by calling 210-497-7088 or e-mailing chasityb@ymcasatx.org.

Southtown Cinema Presents: “Zootopia”

Your community movie theatre with FREE screenings of contemporary hits and classic throwbacks, brought to you by neighborhood businesses. Food, drink and music starting at 7:30pm, show time starts at 8:30pm on Saturday, October 15. Come early and stake out your spot! Southtown Cinema is located at 434 S. Alamo St. San Antonio, TX 78205.
 

Second Thursday is a free event, so there is no purchase necessary to attend!

McNay Toddler Art Play: Spooktacular

Bring your little CASA friends for a Mini museum visit meets creative playtime for children under 5. Wear paint clothes for a messy, fun time outside at the McNay Art Museum located on 6000 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78209. Toddler Art Play will be Friday, October 21 from 10:30-11:30am for children under 5.   

Art Play is free for CASA Advocates and their kids and $10 per adult for non-Advocates. If you are able to attend, please notify the McNay staff at the front desk that you are an Advocate with your CASA kids and you’ll get in free!

Haunted Evening and Swim at the Natatorium 

Bring your CASA kids, ages 12 and under, are invited to join the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department for this free swim Halloween-themed event which includes a haunted house, photo opportunities, a costume contest, free zombie swim, carnival games, a haunted maze for kids under 42”. Join in on the fun Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m at The San Antonio Natatorium, located on 1430 W Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78207. For more information call (210) 207-3299.

YMCA Trunk-or-Treat

Join The YMCA, if you dare, for this FREE community event offering a night of “trunk” or treating.. There will be games, a costume contest, a truck decorating contest and a pooch parade. Don’t forget your costume! There will be two YMCA branches offering this event on Friday, October 28, from 6-8pm.

D.R. Semmes YMCA - 3233 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Westside Family YMCA  - 2900 Ruiz St, San Antonio, TX 78228

St Andrew’s United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat

The St. Andrew’s annual Trunk or Treat is held rain or shine. Plenty of food, candy, and decorations makes this a family friendly event. This event will be held Saturday, October 29 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at 722 Robinhood Place 78209.

 

 

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES:

Teen Services Offered by the San Antonio Library

The San Antonio Public Library offers regular services and activities to bond with your teen CASA! Check out their website for more information.

Visit the McNay for Free

The McNay Museum has provided free passes for CASA Advocates to take their CASA children.  Passes can be picked up at the CASA office.

Visit the Witte Museum every Tuesday for free!

Every Tuesday from 3-8 pm, the Witte Museum is free for you and your CASA kids. Be sure to take advantage of all of the enhanced activities and programs for free!

The Witte Museum is a staple of San Antonio and showcases science, natural history, health, and heritage of early South Texas and the surrounding environments. Free admission includes entrance to all permanent exhibits, the South Texas Heritage Center, and the HEB Body Adventure.

For more information about the Witte Museum and their other events, check their website here!

Hemisfair Conservancy

Every week, the Hemisfair Conservancy has plenty of fun events you can take part of with your CASA kids! Parking is free in the SAISD Parking lot.

Monday 10am-12pm: Imagination Playground with Big Blue Blocks 

Thursday 10am-12pm: Story Time and Take-a-Book, Leave-a-Book Library.

Tobin and H-E-B Cinema in the Plaza

The 2nd Friday of every month has a FREE movie experience on the Tobin River Walk Plaza at the Tobin for you and your CASA kids! Make sure to bring your blanket/lawn chair and join the Tobin and CASA for a free Friday night movie! (Weather permitting!)

This month’s feature film will be Halloween-favorite Beetlejuice! Catch this film Friday, October 14 at 8pm; doors open at 7pm! Check out The Tobin Center’s Facebook page for more information.

San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art offers free admission twice a week on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Children 12 and under are always free.

Visit their website for more unique events and opportunities!

Slab Cinema Offers Free Outdoor Movies!

Want to take your CASA kid to a unique movie experience? Slab Cinema, a local movie company, offers movies in the unique outdoor locations all over the city that you can take part of! The films are sponsored by local organizations around San Antonio like the San Antonio River Authority, the City of San Antonio, and the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA).

You can find all of the show times here!

San Antonio Aquarium

The San Antonio Aquarium offers free admission to all foster children.  The San Antonio Aquarium welcomes everyone to enjoy the unique interactive experiences found within, and is especially excited to introduce children and families to the world beneath the ocean’s surface.  Guests are encouraged to hand feed sharks, rays, birds, and fish, or to get up close and personal with many of the reptiles and other animals on exhibit. 

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