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09.01.2016

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Story Time at the Book Garden

It’s time to kick back and relax after the back-to-school rush! Bring your CASA kid for a story under the big shady trees of Hemisfair Park, stick around for a creative activity, and walk away with a book from our FREE Book Garden! Hemisfair Park is located downtown San Antonio at 434 S. Alamo St. San Antonio, TX 78205.

This free, educational event will take place from 10am-12pm on Thursday, September 1.
 

McNay ArtStroll: Fantasy Fun

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 September 2 at 10 am for children under 12 months and 11 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!
 

Southtown Cinema Presents: “Breaking Away”

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, September 3. Come early and stake out your spot! Southtown Cinema is located at 434 S. Alamo St. San Antonio, TX 78205.
 

McNay Art:Music:Food:Drink

Celebrate contemporary art and enjoy FREE general admission to the museum on Thursday, September 8 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.

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

Art & Soul

Teens are invited to join local artist Kari Englehardt on September 9, from 5:30-7 pm. at the CASA office for a great Art & Soul.  We will be building nests out of different, organic materials, to explore the idea of what it means to carry your home with you.

The Art and Soul project allow us to spend quality time with our CASA kids and provide a special, safe place to engage and interact with the children we continue to serve – all while creating beautiful art work!

Snacks and drinks will be provided for all of those attending! If you’re interested in bringing your CASA teens, please RSVP to kunger@casa-satx.org by September 5. Hope to see you there!
 

McNay Toddler Art Play: Fall Garden

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, September 16 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!
 
Southtown Cinema Presents: “School of Rock”

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, September 17. Come early and stake out your spot! Southtown Cinema is located at 434 S. Alamo St. San Antonio, TX 78205.

 

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES:

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!

This month’s feature film will be 80’s classis Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Catch this comedic film Friday, September 9 at 8pm; doors open at 7pm! Check out The Tobin Center’s Facebook page for more information. You can find more movie dates and times on their Facebook events page for the next Cinema in the Plaza.


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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