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Calendar Of EventsContinued from page 75Kidcation WeekIf you are looking for one last thing to do with the kids this summer, Kidcation has it all! From a Friday night dive-in movie at Splashtown, to an Art Crawl at the San Antonio Museum of Art, to even a Bat Loco Bash, there is something for everyone. For more information and a list of activities, please visit the website: and click on”Kidcation Week Events.”Dog Days At San Antonio Botanical GardenBring your canine friends out to dog friendly weekend at the Botanical Garden. Doggie treats and pools of water will be available for your pup as you stroll and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. $5 donation per dog (on a leash, please) will go toward local animal friendly charities. Pet adoptions available through Animal Defense League, 11am-1pm each day. For more information, please visit the and click on“Events.” SeptemberAnnual San Antonio Fall Home& Garden ShowAnnual San Antonio Fall Home & Garden Show is the largest, most comprehensive home show in the San Antonio area. Eat and drink, stroll through hundreds of exhibits and enjoy seminars from the experts at the Alamodome. Turn your home and garden dreams into reality! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more. For more information, please visit the website: www.sanantoniohomeshows.comAlamo City Comic ConAlamo City Comic Con (ACCC) is a celebration of the comic arts in San Antonio, Texas. You will find top tier talent in the form of comic book artists, writers and publishers. You can also find many of your favorite actors from movies and TV related to comics and pop culture in general. We offer the opportunity to meet, get autographs, take photos and view panels with some of your favorite celebs, artists and writers. For more information, please visit the website: www.alamocitycomiccon.comOctoberPaws On The PatioThe Helotes Humane Society’s annual Paws on the Patio event is back again! Paws on the Patio is the Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. There will be food trucks,vendors, a vaccination clinic, kids’ games, dog games, best dressed dog contest, and so much more!. A silent auction and an exciting raffle will round out the day. This event is FREE for humans and $5 for dogs Address: Helotes Fairgrounds 12210 Leslie Rd Helotes, TX 78023 For more information, please call (210) 422-6242 or visit the website:“ Never let a stumble in the road be the end of the journey.”OKTOBERFESTLocated at Market Square, 100 block of W Main St. Fredericksburg, Texas, celebrates its German heritage through Oktoberfest. Oompah at its best. German music, food and drink, arts and crafts, children’s area and family fun. OKTOBERFEST is a colorful, festive celebration of Fredericksburg, Texas’ German heritage. OKTOBERFEST has become an annual tradition around the world. OKTOBERFEST is a community event of family entertainment featuring three stages of continuous oompah music, art and crafts, Children’s fun area, Kinder Park, a German Bier Tent, and Oktoberfest Vineyard area, OkTUBAfest, Chicken Dance Around the Square, Domino Tournament, delicious food, band lots of cold drinks ... all weekend long!For more information, please visit the website: www.oktoberfestinfbg.comAnnual Gruene Music & Wine FestivalThis is a 4 day event featuring many different types of wine during the day, and in the evening, there will be a concert featuring 4 different performers. For more information, please call: (830) 629-5077 or visit the website: Arts & Crafts ShowSome of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for! Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to our vendors who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe, or garden. For more information, please visit the website: and click on “Events.”NovemberWurstfestJoin us for unique annual celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun! Located near the headwaters of the beautiful Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas! Here you’ll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. It all happens at Wurstfest, the best ten days in sausage history! Ticket price information is listed on the website. For more information, please visit the website:www.wurstfest.comRaul Jimenez Thanksgiving DinnerBring the family out for the annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner. Now in its 37th year, the Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner continues to provide senior citizens and less fortunate a place to enjoy a hot and nutritious turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day. Held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in downtown San Antonio, the event invites seniors to dine at a “community dinner table”, celebrate the holiday with their peers, and enjoy live music and entertainment. The Dinner currently serves over 24,000 senior and needy citizens from San Antonio and the surrounding areas and has grown to be one of the largest Thanksgiving benefits in the country. For more information, please visit the website:“ Never let a stumble in the road be the end of the journey.Santa’s Ranch Drive ThroughChristmas Light ParkBring the family to Santa’s Ranch and celebrate the holidays from the comfort of your vehicle. Drive through nearly a mile of spectacular holiday scenes with over 1 million lights & over 100 displays & animations. Park hours are: Sunday-Thursday: 6:00pm-10:00pm. Friday-Saturday: 6:00pm-11:00pm. Santa’s Ranch is now serving hot cocoa, kettle corn, and other drinks and snacks. The cost is $28 per car and season passes are $56. (Sorry, no busses, trailers, or vehicles over 8 foot tall please!) Address: 9561 IH 35 N New Braunfels,TX 78130 For more information, please call: (830) 743-1293 or visit the website www.santasranch.netDecemberHolidays In BloomYou are invited to experience Holidays in Bloom at the San Antonio Botanical Garden! It’s your chance to step away from the holiday whirlwind of traffic and malls and enjoy the season in nature. Guests will find many a spot to capture a memory at the Garden, with picturesque backgrounds for family photographs. For more information, please visit the website: and click on“Events.”Ford Caroling Nights With SantaEnjoy a magical evening on the River Walk with Luminarias, Christmas Lights, and Carolers singing to everyone. Bring your camera and take a picture with Santa on a decorated river barge. Great for kids of all ages! Live entertainment and concessions will be available at Arneson River Theatre in La Villita. For more information, please visit the website: and click on“Events.”Celebrate San AntonioRing in the New Year San Antonio style! Enjoy spectacular fireworks, live music on multiple stages, food booths, family activities, and more! This event is FREE and open to the public. Address: S. Alamo between Durango & Market, Hemisfair Park, and La VillitaValero Alamo BowlSince the first game in 1993, the Valero Alamo Bowl has created excitement and pageantry in San Antonio that brings in the New Year with thrilling games in front of capacity crowds and record television ratings. The Valero Alamo Bowl showcases two of the premier conferences in the country, featuring the #1 Pac-12 team against the #1 Big 12 team after the College Football Playoff selections. Over the years, the Valero Alamo Bowl has generated a direct economic impact in excess of $560 million and contributed over $98 million to higher education through team payouts and local scholarships. For more information, please visit the website: www.alamobowl.comZoo LightsThe Zoo Lights is a nighttime holiday tradition for the whole family! Stroll under hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights while you sip hot cocoa, roast s’mores and enjoy an all-new light show. Plus, visit Santa and tell him what’s on your Christmas wish list. Also, new this year is the ice skating rink and camel rides.76www.GreatNWGuide.com2017-2018Calendar

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