Fiesta San Antonio 2010
Enjoy the Official Fiesta San Antonio magazine filled with hundreds of events highlighting more than 11 days of fun and frivolty in the Alamo City.
2. 4. 5. Fiesta Greetings About Fiesta & the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission Order of the Cascar�n 18. Fiesta 2010 Events & Organizations 64. 71. 50. 53. Former Fiesta� San Antonio Commission Presidents Special Membership Categories Fiesta 2010 Royalty Military Ambassadors & Participating Military Organizations 72. 82. 88. Premier Members Individual Members Become a Fiesta� San Antonio Commission Member 6. 8. 2010 Executive Committee & Elected Commissioners Sponsors & Underwriters 2010 54. 56. 58. Fiesta 2010 Participating Member Organizations More Participating Member Organizations Business Members 9. Fiesta 2010 Poster Artist Shelley Fluke 10. Fiesta 2010 Schedule of Events 59. Parade Routes Map Photography by Jon Alonzo, Billo Smith Studios, Charlie Elizalde, Charles Parish, Al Rendon, Gary Stanko of Billo Smith Photography and many other highly talented Fiesta photographers. S p ecia nks l Tha To Our Advertisers: AD Ideas L.L.C. - 9 Alamo City Medical Group - 68 Argo Group - 49 AT&T - 66 Battle of Flowers Association - 41 Bill's Tractor & Equipment, Ltd. - 48 Bob Carlson - 27 Brighton School - 43 Broadway Bank / Lee Group - 63 Bud Light / Silver Eagle inside back cover Caliente Harley Davidson - 81 Capital One Bank inside front cover Christus Santa Rosa - 78 Circles of San Antonio - 80 Clear Channel Radio - 62 Coca-Cola - 14 Consejo Real de Reyes Feos Anteriores - 60 Cynthia Lee / Motah - 76 Dennis Gutzman - 47 Denny's - 76 Down Syndrome Association - 75 El Rey Feo - 85 An Event To Remember - 76 Flambeau Association - 46 Fiesta Fiesta - 17 Fiesta Store - 80 Go Vision - 49 Heart of Texas - 67 H-E-B - outside back cover International Mechanical Services - 13 Jonathan Alonzo - 86 KABB / KMYS - 16 KRTU / Trinity University - 78 La Paloma Riverwalk - 76 La Prensa - 48 LJP Leasing - 86 Lo Bello de San Antonio Women's Club - 29 LoneStar OB/GYN - 77 LULAC Leads - 19 Macy's - 79 Magnolia Pancake Haus - 77 Marilyn Eldridge - 47 Marti's - 58 Monarch Trophy - 80 National Council Of La Raza - 84 Order Of The Alamo - 36 Perry Gething Foundation - 25 Pinatas In The Barrio - 78 Port San Antonio - 27 Raytech - 78 Rio Cruises - 47 RSVP Senior Fiesta - 36 San Antonio AIDS Foundation - 22 San Antonio Botanical Society - 25 San Antonio Blues Society - 45 San Antonio Charro Association - 30 San Antonio Express News - 52 San Antonio Limo - 74 San Antonio Metro Ballet - 44 San Antonio Rodeo - 69 San Antonio Silver Stars - 86 San Antonio Youth Centers - 37 San Antonio Zulu Association - 21 Santikos Theatres - 75 Senator Jeff Wentworth - 77 Scene In SA - 70 Southwest School of Art & Craft - 27 St. Anthony Hotel - 24 St. John's Lutheran Church - 29 St. Philip's College - 38 Steves & Sons - 81 Sticky Wickets - 30 Sturchio Entertainment - 78 Texas Cavaliers - 61 Toyota - 15 University of the Incarnate Word - 32 USAF Band Of The West - 35 VFW Post 76 - 37 Woman's Club Of San Antonio - 32 Yellow Tail Wine - 87 Zeta Phi Beta - 19 Viva Fiesta 2010! President's Greetings Welcome to Fiesta� San Antonio, the Alamo City's biggest, best festival! Fiesta� is a party with a purpose. Three million residents and visitors will enjoy themselves at parades, balls, concerts, carnivals and much more. But while you're having fun, please remember that every official Fiesta� event is sponsored by a local nonprofit group or military unit. Those organizations stay active all year long, helping their neighbors. By taking part in our festival, you're giving back to our community, too. Thank you! Fiesta� began in 1891--119 years ago--to commemorate the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Fiesta� 2010 is a citywide celebration of our history and its rich multicultural heritage. You can choose from more than 100 events. They take place all over San Antonio and beyond. The official dates of Fiesta� 2010 are April 15 through 25. But our celebration is so big, some events take place earlier in the month! You can see the full schedule starting on page 10. Descriptions of each activity begin on page 18. Please visit our website, fiesta-sa.org, and our Facebook page, facebook.com/fiestasa, too. If you're a long-time Fiesta� fan, you probably have a list of "can't miss" favorites. Or you may be experiencing your first Fiesta�, and you're planning to hit the most well-known activities. But I encourage each of you to look closely at our whole program. It includes lots of "hidden gems." One of them could become the highlight of your Fiesta� visit. We especially invite you to join us at Fiesta Fiesta at the Alamo, the April 15 official opening of our festival. The event is sponsored by the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission, the nonprofit organization that coordinates the whole celebration. The commission works with its member nonprofit groups, city departments and local military participants to make sure this whole huge enterprise runs as smoothly as possible. Starting this year, Fiesta� San Antonio is becoming a much greener festival. We're working with Mayor Julian Castro and our member organizations on a variety of projects. Our primary focus in 2010 is recycling. Please help us by depositing your containers in the specially marked bins you'll see at many events. On behalf of the Fiesta� Commission, our nonprofit members, 75,000 Fiesta� volunteers and the city of San Antonio, thank you for participating in Fiesta� 2010. Viva Fiesta! Mary Begia President Fiesta� San Antonio Commission Inc. 2 fiesta greetings 2010 Mayor's Greetings As the Mayor of the City of San Antonio and on behalf of my colleagues and the citizens of San Antonio, I want to offer an enthusiastic welcome to everyone in celebration of Fiesta� 2010. This year's Fiesta is particularly special because it will be the first Green Fiesta, called "Viva Verde," which will reflect our city's commitment to recycling and being environmentally conscious as we celebrate our vibrant culture. What began in 1891 as a simple parade to honor the fallen heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto has grown into an 11-day festival featuring over 100 different events to celebrate San Antonio's rich diversity and history. With as many as 3 million people expected to participate in this year's events, Fiesta� is among the world's largest civic festivals. Fiesta activities generate millions of dollars directly to the economy for the City of San Antonio. As such, it allows us to showcase the nation's seventh-largest city and one of Texas' most colorful experiences for tourists and citizens alike. Fiesta would not be possible without the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission, comprised of a small but talented staff, 100 nonprofit organizations, and a dedicated legion of 75,000 volunteers. We owe a special debt to these volunteers, who lend their fine talents and precious time to make Fiesta� an overwhelming success year after year. In San Antonio, we like to say that Fiesta� never ends. The volunteers and military groups who participate in Fiesta� work year-round for our community and in defense of our country. Fiesta 2010 promises to be a fitting tribute by being the most unique experience yet in its fine history. Bienvenidos! Juli�n Castro, Mayor Military Coordinator's Greetings On behalf of all the members of the Armed Forces, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and their families who live and serve in the great city of San Antonio, I would like to thank you for your steadfast support and warm hospitality. We are truly honored to be a part of this great community known as "Military City USA." This year marks 119 years since the first Fiesta�. We are excited to be a part of this historic celebration. 2010 is especially notable because it also marks 100 years of military aviation in San Antonio. In 1910, Lt. Benjamin Foulois made the first military flight at Fort Sam Houston, marking the birth of military aviation. This historic event is one of many shared experiences that have strengthened the bond between the military and the people of San Antonio. As we commemorate the fallen heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, let us not forget those who continue to serve and make sacrifices in defense of freedom today. Viva Fiesta! Viva Military City USA! Commander, Air Education and Training Command Fiesta Military Coordinator 2010 GEN. STEPHEN R. LORENZ fiesta greetings 2010 3 Fiesta Greetings Fiesta� San Antonio--one of the premier festivals in the United States and one of the greatest community benefits in Texas. Fiesta takes place over 11 days in April to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Fiesta's more than 100 events also celebrate the diverse heritage, culture and spirit that make up the city of San Antonio. More than three million people--20 percent coming from out of town--attend the events of Fiesta� San Antonio. They generate an economic impact of more than $284 million, making Fiesta by far the biggest festival in the city. Since 1959 the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission, an independent nonprofit organization, has overseen this massive effort. The commission is governed by an all-volunteer board of community leaders and representatives from some 100 local nonprofit participating member organizations. This dedicated group works year 'round coordinating the thousands of details and day-to-day tasks essential to plan this huge citywide event. The commission also serves as a liaison between those nonprofit members, local military organizations and the City of San Antonio. City services are essential to the conduct of Fiesta. The Fiesta Commission returns more than $1 million to the community each year: It gives allocations m self-supporting. to Fiesta events that are not financially bleachers for seating sales the Battle m It providesand Fiesta Flambeau� Paradetoassociations.of Flowers� than 100 nonprofit (church groups, m It licenses morecivic organizations) togroupsstreet chairs youth groups, sell along the parade route. The commission receives no government funding. Its income comes from corporate partnerships, sales in The Fiesta Store�, membership dues and proceeds from the Fiesta Carnival. The 75,000 devoted volunteers from throughout the community, our participating nonprofit members and the staff of the commission welcome you to the spirited and fun-filled celebration of Fiesta� San Antonio. San Antonio Commission Staff PERMANENT STAFF Fiesta� Chuck Blische Executive Director Fernando Villarreal Asst. Executive Director Tim Nakata Controller Public Relations Manager Anne Keever Cannon, APR Patty Gonzales Projects Manager Linda Skop Creative Coordinator SEASONAL STAFF Viva Fiesta! Bob McConnell, Mickey Tovar, Pat McConnell, Rachel Castillo, Trish Martin, Alice Kormanik, Tina Flatten, Mary Martha Hernandez 4 fiesta greetings / fiesta commission staff Order of the Cascar�n Each year more than 75,000 San Antonians of all ages, from all walks of life and from all areas of the community contribute a tremendous amount of time and effort to the making of Fiesta� San Antonio. This year-round work of so many makes Fiesta one of the truly unique festivals in the country. In 1992 the "Order of the Cascar�n" was established to recognize "super volunteers" � those individuals who have made singularly outstanding contributions to Fiesta through the years. A sincere thanks is extended to these exemplary volunteers! MEMBERS Mary Begia Frank Burney Frank Butler (deceased) Carol Canty Robert Carlson Orlando Cisneros Nancy Clayton Marshal T. Clegg Linda Lee Davis (deceased) Louis Engelke (deceased) Roger Flores (deceased) Joan Gaither Penny McCutchen Gardner Amelia Garza Nick Garza James W. Gorman Jr. Agnes Harwood Jack Hebdon Bob Heckman Claus Heide Marsha Hendler Rosemary Kowalski Pete R. Martinez Susie Martin Robert Mason Fred Middleton Don Morris (deceased) Don Moy Dennis O'Malley (deceased) Pete Ortiz Les Paulick Jane Cheever Powell Gloria Ray Robert Reed (deceased) Janice Ricks Paul R. Rossbach Louis Sanchez Mary Schug Tom Sineni (deceased) John Steen, Jr. Edward Steves Logan Stewart (deceased) Richard Uriegas Virginia Van Cleave Maximo Virgil (deceased) Lee Vogel Naomi Russell-Wolfman Thad M. Ziegler Thad W. Ziegler order of the cascar�n 5 Mary Begia President San Antonio Commission Board Of Commissioners Terms Through 2010 JoAnn Boone, Carolyn Cohen, J. Randy Harig, Janet Holliday, Janice Ricks, Lorrie Tijerina, Dick Tips 2010 FieStA Elected Fiesta Commissioners Terms Through 2011 Louis Barrios, Rob Bentley, Rhonda Calvert, Trisha Castillo, James Fenimore, Debbie Gonzalez, Vonzetta Hickman, Mark Koshnick, Ken Lowe, Steve Rosenauer � Fernando Reyes Treasurer Terms Through 2012 Roy Barrera, Charlie Garza, Dennis Gutzman, Cynthia Lee, Bob Murdock, Maria Ramirez, Emily Solis, Christine Turner, Terri Williams, Barbara Wright Alison Boone Battle of Flowers Association John Park 6 The Order of the Alamo Tom Sandoval Rey Feo Scholarship Committee Rolette SchreckenghostSmith San Antonio Conservation Society fiesta� san antonio board of commissioners Fiesta San Antonio executive Committee Sam Bell Steves President-Elect The Honorable Susan D. Reed Marilyn Eldridge Vice President Senior Vice President Penny McCutchen Gardner Vice President Cristina Gonzalez Secretary Charles Barrett Immediate Past President Erwin J. De Luna Presidential Appointee Chuck Blische Executive Director Claus Heide Beethoven Maennerchor Antonio Alvarado Helen Pohly Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association Military Civilian Club Lindsey Musch Miss Fiesta Scholarship Pageant Vangie Flores San Antonio Parks Foundation Larry Taylor Bill Mitchell Texas Cavaliers San Antonio Zulu Association fiesta� san antonio executive committee 7 FieStA � 2010 The Fiesta San Antonio Commission is extremely grateful to its 2010 Fiesta Official Sponsors and Underwriters. They help make Fiesta the community extravaganza it is through their outstanding and continued support. Sponsors & Underwriters Capital One Bank Official Fiesta Bank Sponsors Official Fiesta Telecommunications Company Official Fiesta Grocery Store Official Fiesta Soft Drink AT&T Bud Light/Budweiser Official Fiesta Beer H-E-B Official Fiesta Vehicle Official Fiesta Department Store Toyota Macy's Official Fiesta Wine Yellow Tail Coca-Cola Lone Star Special Tees Official Fiesta Merchandiser Underwriters Capital One Bank Poster Unveiling Steves and Sons, Inc. Alamo City Medical Group Fiesta First Aid Heart of Texas Pin Pandemonium Janice Ricks and Les Paulick Fort Sam Houston Fireworks Media Sponsors Official Fiesta Television Stations KABB/KMYS Official Fiesta JumboTron GoVision San Antonio Express-News and Prime Time Publications Official Fiesta English Language Newspapers Official Fiesta Radio Stations Official Fiesta Spanish Language Newspaper La Prensa KJ-97, Mix 96.1, Q101.9, WOAI-AM, Ticket 760, KZEP, 925 The Outlaw Official Fiesta College Radio Station KRTU 91.7 Official Fiesta City Magazine Scene In S.A. in-Kind Sponsors Official Fiesta Design Firm AD Ideas LLC Official Fiesta Event Based Marketing The CE Group Clear Channel Outdoor Official Fiesta Street Banner & Flag Manufacturer Dixie Flag Official Fiesta Legal Counsel Martin & Drought, PC Official Fiesta Movie Theatres Santikos Theatres The St. Anthony Hotel Official Fiesta Hotel 8 sponsors and underwriters lley Fluke Poster Contest Winner She 2010 For Shelley Fluke, the artist who won the contest to create the 2010 Fiesta poster, "Stars Over Fiesta," the honor brings back plenty of memories. That's because she's also the talent behind three other Fiesta posters. The Oklahoma native's first victory was in 1998 with "Fiesta 1998: Let the Fun Begin!" She followed that with "Celebration Under the Stars" in 1999 and "Fiesta 2000: The Tradition of Fun Continues!" the next year. Before moving to Texas in 1993 Shelley had taken first place in the Oklahoma City Beautiful and Oklahoma City Zoo poster contest, an Addy Award from the Oklahoma City Advertising Club and Best of Show in local art shows. Once settled in the San Antonio area, Shelley began teaching art to local school children. Since 2000, the Schertz resident has overseen MyArtStarz.com, a consortium of 12 teachers who offer lessons in the fine arts to youths in the San Antonio area. The teachers work with students in public and private schools and home-schooled kids. Shelley offers a Visiting Artist Program where she visits a school for a day and every child gets a drawing lesson. "It's a wonderful program for schools that may not be able to afford a full time art teacher," she said. One teaching aide is her Icky Sticky Bug Book, which teaches children how to draw cartoon ladybugs, dragonflies-- and the frogs that eat them. MyArtStarz also has a fundraising mission. The website offers parents the chance to buy mugs and other products displaying their children's artwork. The proceeds go to the kids' schools. The organization now has more than 500 students receiving private art lessons. It trains teachers in art instruction and offers summer art camps. "This summer we'll be teaching the collage technique that I used in my winning poster," Shelley said. Shelley's art training includes a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design and a master's degree in visual communications from the University of Oklahoma. She owned a graphic design studio there and was an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma. Shelley was honored at the Feb.16 Fiesta Poster Unveiling. She will be available at The Fiesta Store, 2611 Broadway, and other venues to sign her poster and other merchandise items. poster artist 9 Fiesta 2010 March 27 8:01-10:30 p.m. Queen of Soul Scholarship Pageant, Official events that start or take place before April 15 Schedule of Events Saturday, April 17 * 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. * 8-11 a.m. * 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 10K Walk: Caminada de Fiesta, Army Medical Museum, Fort Sam Houston Fiesta Mission 10K and Kids' Runs, Mission County Park No. 2, 6030 Padre Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry April 3 6-10 p.m. NAACP Youth Image Awards Banquet, Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, 2900 Harry Wurzbach Rd. Texas Corvette Association Car Show, Main Plaza, Boerne San Antonio Women's Fiesta Soccer Tournament, STAR Soccer Complex, Wurzbach Pkwy. & Thousand Oaks (new location!) * 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. * 9 a.m.-noon * 9 a.m.-1 p.m. * 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 3, 4, 10, 11 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sculptors Invitational, Villa del Carmen Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. Battle ALS With Flowers, Valero Energy Corp., 1 Valero Way Walk Across Texas, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Fiesta Blast Model Rocketry Meet, Tom C. Clark High School, 5150 DeZavala Rd. Blossom Athletic Center, 12002 Jones Maltzberger Rd. (new location!) St. Mary's Hall, 9401 Starcrest April 5 noon-6:30 p.m. Tee Off to Fiesta, Golf With Royalty, San Antonio Country Club, 4100 N. New Braunfels Ave. Zeta Phi Beta Fiesta Intra-City Track Meet, Fiesta International Lacrosse Tournament, * 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10-11:30 a.m. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. * 10 a.m.-4 p.m. * 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 14 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 5-10p.m. Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C Fiesta Bird Mart, Live Oak Civic Center, 8101 Pat Booker Rd. San Jacinto Victory Celebration, The Alamo Fiesta Ol� Style Show & Luncheon, Oak Hills Country Club, 5403 Fredericksburg Rd. Woodlawn Gymnasium, 1103 Cincinnati Ave. (new location!) Fiesta events Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow, Earth Day, Woodlawn Lake Thursday, April 15 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 5-10 p.m. * 5 - 10 p.m. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones * 10 a.m.-4 p.m. * 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Paseo del Rio Children's Festival, River Walk Fiesta Festival, San Antonio State Supported Living Center, 6711 S. New Braunfels Ave. Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C Fiesta� Fiesta, Alamo Plaza Tejano Explosion, Cattleman's Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Friday, April 16 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-midnight 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. * 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. 4 p.m.-midnight * 4 p.m.-midnight 5-11 p.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 6:30 p.m.-midnight 7-11 p.m. 8-10 p.m. 8 p.m.-midnight 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiesta Arts Fair, Southwest School of Art and Craft, 300 Augusta Fiesta de los Ni�os, Port San Antonio, 200 Goodrich Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Sculptors Invitational, Villa del Carmen Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. Monticello Park Historic District 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. * 10 a.m.-midnight * 10 a.m.-midnight 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. * 11 a.m.-11 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-midnight * 1-2:30 p.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 6:30-11 p.m. 7-10 p.m. 7-11 p.m. Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce Fiesta Luncheon, Hat Contest & Style Show, Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie Monticello Park Historic District Tour of Homes, Fiesta Oyster Bake, Fiesta UTSA, UTSA Sombrilla, 1604 Campus A Taste Of New Orleans, Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C Fiesta Oyster Bake - The Heartbeat Of Fiesta, St. Mary's University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria (VIA Park & Ride available) St. Mary's University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria (VIA Park & Ride available) San Jos� Mission Fest, 701 E. Pyron Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St., King William District Tejano Explosion, Cattleman's Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets La Noche del Rey, Main Plaza & San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones (new location for reception!) San Antonio Events Center, 8111 Meadowleaf A Taste of New Orleans, Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park This Hallowed Ground, Alamo Plaza Tejano Explosion, Cattleman's Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts. All-American Canteen, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E. Market St Kendrick Club, Bldg. 1039, Randolph AFB San Antonio AIDS Foundation WEBB Party, Fiesta Pops, Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston St. Incognito: Fiesta's Masked Ball, La Villita Assembly Hall Fiesta Masquerade Party, Doubletree Hotel, 37 NE Loop 410 Mr. Teen San Antonio Scholarship and Awards Banquet, Chips 'n' Salsa, Alameda Sky Loft at the Casa de Mexico International Building, 318 W. Houston St. Avoid the traffic and parking hassles by riding VIA Park & Ride to many of the biggest Fiesta events. Cost is $2.50 each way and $1.25 each for children 5-11, senior citizens 62 or older and students with a VIA Reduced Fare ID. To buy your ride tokens in advance or for details on the service times and locations go to www.viainfo.net or call (210) 362-2020. VIA Park & Ride: Available to events indicated in Pink 10 schedule of events * FRee Admission event New event Location in Blue * 7:30-8:30 p.m. * 7:45-11 p.m. 8-10 p.m. Investiture of King Antonio LXXXVIII, Alamo Plaza Patriotic & Historical Ball, Villita Assembly Hall, 408 Villita St. (Free, but ticket controlled) * 10 a.m.-9 p.m. * 10 a.m.-midnight noon-5 p.m. * 5-10 p.m. Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones (Free Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. presented by Chase) Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St., King William District Fiesta Pops, Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston St. Sunday, April 18 * 8-9 a.m. * 8 a.m.-8 p.m. * 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. * 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-midnight 10:30 a.m.-noon * 10:45 a.m.-4 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. * 11 a.m.-8 p.m. * 11 a.m.-11 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. * noon-10 p.m. noon-11 p.m. * 1-5 p.m. 1-6 p.m. * 1-10 p.m. * 2-6 p.m. * 3-5 p.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Fiesta Mariachi Mass, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza San Antonio Women's Fiesta Soccer Tournament, Sticky Wickets Croquet Tournament, STAR Soccer Complex, Wurzbach Pkwy. & Thousand Oaks (new location!) Red Berry Mansion on the Lake, 856 Gembler Rd. Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C Tejano Explosion, Cattleman's Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts. A Night in Old San Antonio� (NIOSA), La Villita (VIA Park & Ride available) 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5:30-10:30 p.m. * 6-9 p.m. * 7-9 p.m. * 7-10 p.m. 8:30 & 10:30 p.m. Multicultural Conference, Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Champagne and Diamonds Brunch, Alzafar Shrine Temple, 901 N. Loop 1604 W. (new location!) San Antonio College, McAllister Auditorium, 1300 San Pedro Ave. Trinity University, Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Dr. (Free, but ticket controlled) Fiesta in Blue (Air Force Musical Extravaganza), Mariachi Festival, River Walk, River Bend & extension of Paseo del Rio Cornyation, Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary's St. Fiesta Nueva, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva Fiesta Arts Fair, Southwest School of Art and Craft, 300 Augusta Sculptors Invitational, Villa del Carmen Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. Wednesday, April 21 * 9 a.m.-2 p.m. * 9 a.m.-2 p.m. * 9:30-10:30 a.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-midnight noon-5 p.m. * 2-4 p.m. * 3-11 p.m. * 4-5 p.m. * 5-10 p.m. 5 p.m.-midnight 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Multicultural Conference, San Antonio College, Visual Arts & Technology Center, 1300 San Pedro Ave. Fiesta de la Familia, St. Gregory Catholic Church, 700 Dewhurst San Jos� Mission Fest, 701 E. Pyron Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St., King William District San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Senior Fiesta, Crossroads Mall Lackland Fiesta Military Parade, Lackland AFB Parade Grounds Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Fiesta River Art Show, River Walk Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C A Taste of New Orleans, Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park Family Funday Sunday, Tom C. Clark High School, 5150 De Zavala Rd. A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada (Charreada at 3 p.m.), Charro Ranch, 6126 Padre Dr. Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St., King William District Fiesta Flower Show, Woman's Club of San Antonio, 1717 San Pedro Air & Army Guard Fiesta, Texas National Guard Armory, 4255 IH 35 North The Alamo: These Sacred Walls, Alamo Hall Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C Fiesta Gartenfest, Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida St. Tejano Explosion, Cattleman's Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts. A Night in Old San Antonio� (NIOSA), La Villita (VIA Park & Ride available) Fort Sam Houston Fiesta Ceremony and Fireworks Extravaganza, Fort Sam Houston, MacArthur Field Healthy Choices, St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive Fiesta Teenage Coronation, San Pedro Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby Tejano Explosion, Cattleman's Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts. Monday, April 19 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-midnight * 11 a.m.-noon noon-5 p.m. * 4-5 p.m. * 5-11 p.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show, Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Air Force at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour, Pilgrimage to the Alamo, Alamo Plaza Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C Tejano Explosion, Cattleman's Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts. Texas Cavaliers River Parade, River Walk (VIA Park & Ride available) 409 E. Guenther St., King William District 5:30-10:30 p.m. * 7-9 p.m. * 7-10 p.m. 8-10 p.m. 8 & 10:30 p.m. A Taste of the Northside, The Club at Sonterra, 902 Sonterra Blvd. Fiesta in Blue (Air Force Musical Extravaganza), Trinity University, Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Dr. (Free, but ticket controlled) Mariachi Festival, River Walk, River Bend & extension of Paseo del Rio Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo, Municipal Auditorium, 100 Auditorium Circle Cornyation, Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary's St. Thursday, April 22 * 9 a.m.-2 p.m. * 9 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Multicultural Conference, San Antonio College, Visual Arts & Technology Center,1300 San Pedro Ave. San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale, St. Philip's College CultureFest & Rib Cook-off, Fiesta Flower Show, Woman's Club of San Antonio, 1717 San Pedro Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Fiesta River Art Show, River Walk Tuesday, April 20 * 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. * 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Children's Texas History Forum, Alamo Hall Fiesta River Art Show, River Walk Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway * 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Avoid the traffic and parking hassles by riding VIA Park & Ride to many of the biggest Fiesta events. Cost is $2.50 each way and $1.25 each for children 5-11, senior citizens 62 or older and students with a VIA Reduced Fare ID. To buy your ride tokens in advance or for details on the service times and locations go to www.viainfo.net or call (210) 362-2020. VIA Park & Ride: Available to events indicated in Pink * FRee Admission event New event Location in Blue schedule of events 11 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-midnight * 11 a.m.-1 p.m. * 11 a.m.-9 p.m. noon-5 p.m. * noon-midnight * noon-midnight * 4-5 p.m. * 5-9 p.m. * 5-10 p.m. 5 p.m.-midnight 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5:30-10:30 p.m. 6-9:30 p.m. 6:30-9 p.m. * 7-10 p.m. 8 & 10:30 p.m. Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Saturday, April 24 8 a.m.-1 p.m. * 8 a.m.-5 p.m. * 9 a.m.-3 p.m. * 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. * 10 a.m.-midnight * 10 a.m.-midnight 11 a.m.-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-7 p.m. * noon-midnight * noon-1 a.m. 5-7 p.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. * 6:40-9 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:45-11 p.m. Fiesta Pooch Parade, Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, 250 Viesca Fiesta Jazz Band Festival, St. Mary's University, One Camino Santa Maria Delta Sigma Theta Growing Up Female Workshop, St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Navy Day at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza Palo Alto College PACFest , 1400 W. Villaret Blvd. Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St., King William District San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale, San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones 10th Street River Festival, 10th St. & Ave. B Fiesta San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza Marines at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza Family Fiesta, Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 5247 Vance Jackson Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C Fiesta Gartenfest, Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida St. Tejano Explosion, Cattleman's Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts. A Night in Old San Antonio� (NIOSA), La Villita (VIA Park & Ride available) Fiesta Rugby Tournament, Brooks Field Park, 3606 Goliad Rd. King William Fair & Parade, King William Historic District Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Sculptors Invitational, Villa del Carmen Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. 409 E. Guenther St., King William District Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour, Navy Fiesta Reception, Fort Sam Houston Golf Clubhouse, 2901 Harry Wurzbach Hwy. Fiesta Gartenfest, Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida St. 10th Street River Festival, 10th St. & Ave. B Fiesta San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza Consejo Reception, Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St. Tejano Explosion, Cattleman's Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts. Fiesta Fandango 2.6-Mile Run, Parade Route Fiesta Flambeau� Parade Vanguard, Parade Route (VIA Park & Ride available) Battle of Flowers� Band Festival, Alamo Stadium Mariachi Festival, River Walk, River Bend & extension of Paseo del Rio Cornyation, Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary's St. Friday, April 23 * 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. * 10 a.m.-midnight * 10a.m.-midnight 11:50 a.m. noon-5 p.m. * noon-midnight * noon-midnight 12:45-4 p.m. * 1-10 p.m. 5 p.m.-midnight 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5:30-10:30 p.m. * 7-10 p.m. * 7-10 p.m. 7:30-9:30 p.m. 7:30-10:30 p.m. San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale, San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Fiesta Flambeau� Parade, Parade Route (VIA Park & Ride available) Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Battle of Flowers� Parade Vanguard, Parade Route (VIA Park & Ride available) Sunday, April 25 * 11 a.m.-midnight 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. * 11 a.m.-10 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-6 p.m. * noon-8 p.m. * noon-midnight * 1-2 p.m. 1-6 p.m. * 3-4:30 p.m. * 4-5 p.m. * 4-6 p.m. * 4-7 p.m. Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Sculptors Invitational, Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour, Villa del Carmen Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. 409 E. Guenther St., King William District St. Luke's Fiesta Finale, St. Luke's Catholic Church, 4603 Manitou St. Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C Floral Fiesta, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones 10th Street River Festival, 10th St. & Ave. B Fiesta San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza Battle of Flowers� Parade, Parade Route (VIA Park & Ride available) Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert, Fiesta Blues Heritage Series, Sunset Station, 1174 E. Commerce St. Fiesta San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza 10th Street River Festival, 10th St. & Ave. B All Veterans Memorial Service, Veterans Square, Auditorium Circle, Jefferson St. at E. Martin Charro Ranch, 6126 Padre Dr. St. Mary's University, One Camino Santa Maria Fiesta Gartenfest, Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida St. Tejano Explosion, Cattleman's Square, corner of W. Houston &, N. Frio Sts. A Night in Old San Antonio� (NIOSA), La Villita (VIA Park & Ride available) A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada (Charreada at 3 p.m.), San Antonio Municipal Band Concert, Fiesta Square & Round Dance, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center,, Mission Room, 200 E. Market St Mariachi Festival, River Walk, River Bend & extension of Paseo del Rio Fiesta Under the Stars, UC Ballroom, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1604 Campus Charline McCombs Empire Theater, 226 N. St. Mary's St. McAllister Auditorium, San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan St. Music from St. Mark's: Celebrating our Music & Heritage, Praise Dance Celebration, Miss San Antonio Scholarship Pageant, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry Plaza House, 100 W. Houston St. Reina de la Feria de las Flores Reception, Avoid the traffic and parking hassles by riding VIA Park & Ride to many of the biggest Fiesta events. Cost is $2.50 each way and $1.25 each for children 5-11, senior citizens 62 or older and students with a VIA Reduced Fare ID. To buy your ride tokens in advance or for details on the service times and locations go to www.viainfo.net or call (210) 362-2020. VIA Park & Ride: Available to events indicated in Pink 12 schedule of events * FRee Admission event New event Location in Blue * FREE Admission Event New Events Listed In Red schedule of events Did you know that every single one of the more than 100 official Fiesta events of 2010 is sponsored by a local nonprofit group or military organization? The 100 nonprofit member organizations of the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission work throughout the year to help their neighbors. San Antonio's military units prepare and train throughout the year in our nation's defense. Both groups join each April to make Fiesta� San Antonio one of the country's biggest and best festivals. NAACP YOUTH IMAGE AWARDS BANQUET NAACP Youth Council April 3, 6-10 p.m., Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, 2900 Harry Wurzbach Rd. The NAACP Youth Image Awards Banquet is a medium through which the NAACP Youth Council recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of elementary, middle and high school students in the areas of academics, military science, athletics, fine arts, leadership and volunteerism. The event is dedicated to raising the standards of education by setting higher expectations of our youth, mentoring them through the channels necessary to obtain success and awarding scholarships, trophies, medals and certificates for their efforts. Recognition is also given to the 2010 Mr. and Miss NAACP for their outstanding efforts. Entertainment includes local talent by ACT-SO and Youth Image Award honorees. Proceeds support scholarships and our "Back to School-Stay In School" program. Dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $35 donation per person in advance. For more information e-mail the NAACP Youth Council at email@example.com or call 224-7636. events that start or take place before Fiesta� PSYCHEDELIC: OPTICAL AND VISIONARY ART SINCE THE 1960s San Antonio Museum of Art March 13-Aug. 1 (see schedule below), 200 W. Jones For the first time in history, the San Antonio Museum of Art explores the origins and development of a "psychedelic sensibility" in contemporary art of the past 40 years. More than 75 vivid color images chart this development: the 1960s Op Art innovations of Richard Anuszkiewicz and the day-glo colors of painters Frank Stella, Alex Grey and Jack Goldstein; the intensified palettes of Philip Taaffe and Alex Rubio; pill and hemp leaf paintings of Fred Tomaselli; and mixed-media and digital works by younger artists in the new millennium. Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $5 for students & active military (ID required), $3 for children 4-11, free for children 3 and under. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-6 p.m.; closed Monday. Tuesday, April 20, is Free Tuesday (5-9 p.m.) presented by Chase. For more information, please visit www.samuseum.org or call 978-8100. SCULPTORS INVITATIONAL Sculptors Dominion International Inc. April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Villa del Carmen Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. An exhibit of large outdoor sculpture, this is Fiesta's "quiet event." Seventy sculptors from 10 states and six countries are to showcase more than 100 sculptures. This high-end cultural exhibit is staged on a six-acre manicured sculpture garden. This organization exposes the Fiesta community to the art and culture of sculpture "al fresco" (open air). Admission: $20. School class tours are free during the week by appointment. Sculpture classes and memberships are available. For more information call Gilbert Barrera, 696-9813. QUEEN OF SOUL SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT March 27, 8:01-10:30 p.m., Carver Cultural Center, 226 North Hackberry St. The Queen of Soul Scholarship Pageant provides San Antonio with a representative from the African-American Community to take part in Fiesta, civic and other community activities throughout the year. The pageant is designed to create enthusiasm in our young ladies and help them be aware of not only their beauty, but also their charm, poise and intellectual ability. Each lady in the pageant is a true representative of her community, school or career. The contestants take part in several competitions, including talent and an interview with judges. The 2010 Queen of Soul and her court will be crowned at the evening's climax. San Antonio Queen of Soul Inc. TEE OFF TO FIESTA, GOLF WITH ROYALTY El Consejo Real de Reyes Feos Anteriores April 5, noon-6:30 p.m., San Antonio Country Club, 4100 N. New Braunfels Ave. Get into the Fiesta spirit with "Golf With Royalty," a fun-filled tournament where Fiesta kings and queens play golf alongside local golfers to raise money for scholarships. The reign of el Rey Feo is one of significant importance. This Fiesta tradition dates back to 1947. Individuals compete in raising money for scholarships that benefit students in the San Antonio/Bexar County area. The individual who raises more money is crowned el Rey Feo and thus begins his journey as the "Ugly King." El Consejo Real was founded to support the programs, ideals and image of the reigning Rey Feo de San Antonio de Bejar in his pursuit of excellence through education. The Consejo's mission is to make contributions in the form of scholarships regularly to deserving students in San �Viva Fiesta! Admission: $12. For more information contact Ben Burleson at 336-3097. 18 Admission: $800 for a foursome or $200 per player. For more information contact Lisa Andrade at 389-9765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Antonio. Scholarships are distributed to institutions of higher learning, which then award the funds to qualified applicants based on need and merit to promote and encourage their further education. El Consejo funds this program by sponsoring fundraisers and assessing its members an annual fee along with accepting generous gifts from individuals and businesses. REGIONAL DANCE AMERICA/SOUTHWEST FESTIVAL, "THE ART OF DANCE" April 8-10, 7:30-10 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, 100 Auditorium Circle The San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, member of Regional Dance America, will host 23 ballet companies from across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma for the RDA/SW Festival, "The Art of Dance," in lieu of its traditional Dance Kaleidescope. This festival is to incorporate three nights of contemporary and classical dance performances by members companied with emerging choreography and Showcase works. It will culminate in a gala evening performance April 10. This production is sponsored in part by the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs and the Gorman Foundation. San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet FIESTA CARNIVAL April 14-25 (see schedule below), Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana Thrills and chills fill the air at one of the best carnivals in the land. Glittering lights, exciting rides and a wide assortment of foods in downtown San Antonio make the Carnival a perennial favorite of Fiesta-goers. Revenue from this event helps support the activities of the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission. Free admission. Hours: April 14 & 15, 5-10 p.m.; April 16, 4 p.m.-midnight; April 17, 10 a.m.-midnight; April 18, noon-10 p.m.; April 19, 5 -11 p.m.; April 20 - 22, 5-10 p.m.; April 23 & 24, 10 a.m.-midnight; April 25, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fiesta San Antonio Commission TEJANO EXPLOSION April 15-24, 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Cattleman's Square, corner of W. Houston and N. Frio Streets Tejano Explosion jump starts Fiesta and features 10 wonderful days of superb Tejano music. The unique band styles are diverse, ranging from Tejano, 1960s and '70s Westside San Antonio oldies, polkas conjunto, cumbias, boleros, country, rhythm 'n' blues, and everything in between. This lively family oriented event offers authentic Mexican foods, favorite Fiesta finger foods, beverages, dancing and games for Fiesta goers of all ages. The gated event boasts parklike seating and tabletop stations for eating, friendship and hospitality. Thousands of music lovers from Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Wisconsin and other states return each year to Tejano Explosion--your one-stop entertainment event! Admission: $3 before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. admission prices vary. For more information call 227-1177. LULAC Leads 19 thursday, April 15 FIESTA FIESTA� AT THE ALAMO Fiesta� San Antonio Commission April 15, 5-10 p.m., Alamo Plaza Join us for the official opening of Fiesta 2010 in front of The Alamo. This event, hosted by the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission, offers live entertainment, street dancing and booths previewing other official Fiesta events. Come join in the fun as cascarones are broken and the crowd proclaims "Viva Fiesta!" to kick off the Alamo City's biggest, best festival. Free event. For more information call 227-5191. More than 30 food booths offer such items as spicy Mexican cuisine, Cajun shrimp, hamburgers, fresh fruit drinks, funnel cakes and more. All that plus a unique shopping experience makes an enjoyable celebration for the entire family. Special event days are included that will honor Fiesta Royalty and city officials. The event is sponsored by the San Antonio Parks Foundation, whose mission is to provide enhancements to the City of San Antonio's parks system that improve the quality of life for all its citizens. The Parks Foundation is dedicated to continuing the traditions of Market Square as the center of Latino cultural celebrations in San Antonio. Bienvenidos a Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square! For more information call 212-8423 or visit www.fiestamarketsquare.org. Friday, April 16 FLORAL FIESTA Witte Museum April 14-25 (see schedule below), Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway The Witte Museum's 2010 Fiesta exhibit celebrates flowers and gardens in the tradition of Fiesta, beginning with the Battle of Flowers� Parade in commemoration of the Battle of San Jacinto. The exhibit will display the Witte's historic gowns that feature floral motifs and illustrate the history of floral elements in Fiesta traditions. Free with museum admission. Admission: $8 adults (12-64); $7 seniors (65+); $6 children (4-11); free for children 3 and under. Free admission Tuesdays 3-8 p.m. Open Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday- Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. Free parking. For more information, visit www.wittemuseum.org or call 357-1900. FIESTA LUNCHEON, HAT CONTEST & STYLE SHOW San Antonio Woman's Club April 16, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, 101 Bowie Rich in history and tradition, the Woman's Club of San Antonio celebrates its 112th anniversary, hosting a luncheon, fashion show and Fiesta hat contest. Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for local students, assistance to local charities and contribute to the restoration of the historic landmark Woodward House, home of the Woman's Club. The house was once owned by Mr. D.J. Woodward, the first Fiesta King Selamat (tamales spelled backwards), in 1904. Admission: $65, paid in advance. For information and reservations, call 732-4811. FIESTA UTSA University of Texas at San Antonio April 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., UTSA Sombrilla, UTSA 1604 Campus Come enjoy the 33rd annual Fiesta UTSA, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. The UTSA campus comes alive with food, music, games and entertainment. UTSA student organizations run food and game booths as fundraisers. Enjoy live music and performances by the student organizations. Free admission. Various costs for food and games. For more information call 458-4160 or e-mail email@example.com. RANDOLPH ART LEAGUE EXHIBIT & SALE Randolph Art League April 16-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Alamo Plaza Alamo Plaza comes alive with all the colors of Fiesta as local artists exhibit their original art and fine crafts at the Randolph Art League's 36th annual Fiesta Art Exhibit and Sale. Share the friendly Fiesta spirit by visiting with the artists, and enjoy the quality and variety of paintings, prints, miniatures, pottery and other artistic expressions displayed for browsing. The league was organized in 1964 at Randolph Air Force Base, and many of its members are associated with the military. Free event. For more information call 661-8862. A TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS San Antonio Zulu Association April 16-18 (see schedule below), Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park Say, everybody, it's our 25th ANNIVERSARY! Hard to believe 25 years have passed, but we're ready to celebrate 'Nawlins Style, with plenty of scrumptious Creole and Cajun dishes. In fact, we've been told that we have the tastiest tidbits in Fiesta! We feature gumbos, crayfish and shrimp dishes, �touff�es, andouille sausage, red beans & rice, boudin, and lots of other regional and local favorites. Come hungry! And that's not all. Our Family Friendly Festival is chock full of toe tappin' music from Dixieland to Zydeco; from smooth jazz to a brass band, straight from New Orleans. Everyone is invited to join in as we parade with the band through the festival grounds. Or you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the entertainment while you snack on our food and beverages. FIESTAS FANTAS�AS AT MARKET SQUARE April 16-25,10 a.m.-midnight, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square, one of the largest FREE Fiesta celebrations, takes place in downtown's historic Market Square. Live entertainment from five stages features folkloric dancers and a variety of music, including the best Tejano and Conjunto music, Latin, jazz, and country-western. San Antonio Parks Foundation 20 If you bring the kids, be sure to take them over to our play area for novelties, balloons, face painting, power slide, rock wall climbing, bungee-bounce and more. Any way you look at it, we're planning a really great event. So pack up the kids, and bring Mom and Dad too, 'cause we'll try to please each and every one of you! Feel free to bring blankets, strollers and folding chairs (ADA accessible). Admission $10 in advance, $12 at the gate. Children 10 and younger admitted free. Adult supervision must be provided for children under 18. Hours: April 16, 4 p.m.-midnight; April 17, noon-midnight; April 18, noon-11p.m. For more information call 531-9464. Featuring FIESTA OYSTER BAKE THE HEARTBEAT OF FIESTA April 16 & 17, Friday 5-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., St. Mary's University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria The St. Mary's University Fiesta Oyster Bake began in 1916 as a small gathering of alumni. Since that time the event has grown into one of the most popular Fiesta celebrations. This year the Fiesta Oyster Bake celebrates its 94th anniversary! The Oyster Bake features more than 100,000 oysters, served raw, baked or fried. Another 50 food booths dish up savory favorites such as fajitas, sausage on a stick, egg rolls, hamburgers and chicken on a stick. A variety of beverages is available to quench every thirst, while continuous rock 'n' roll, Latin and country music complement the feast. Friday night is family night and officially starts the traditional Fiesta Oyster Bake. Patrons can enjoy five entertainment stages, a children's area with games and other interactive activities geared for the young and young at heart, and a spectacular fireworks finale. Fiesta Oyster Bake is sponsored by the St. Mary's University Alumni Association. All proceeds fund student scholarships and university and alumni programs. Admission: $16 in advance, $20 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free! VIA Special Event Park & Ride service is available both days. Limited on-campus parking is $10. For more information visit www.oysterbake.com or call 436-3324. Fiesta's Tastiest Tidbits! Mouthwatering Cajun & Creole Delights Jazz ~ Zydeco ~ Dixieland St. Mary's University Alumni Association N'Awlins Style Parading Brass Band An Event To Remember THE WEBB PARTY LA NOCHE DEL REY San Antonio AIDS Foundation Friday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Main Plaza & San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones (new location for reception!) Enjoy an evening of Fiesta fun at La Coronaci�n and Reception of Rey Feo LXII, Walter Serna. The "people's king" will be crowned at Main Plaza in front of historic San Fernando Cathedral at 6:30 p.m. by Rey Feo LXI, Charlie Garza. You'll also have the chance to meet the 15 former Rey Feos who make up El Consejo Real de Reyes Feos Anteriores. This event is free and open to the public. You'll enjoy the sounds of mariachis strolling the newly renovated Main Plaza prior to the Coronaci�n. Join us at this history-in-the-making event for El Rey Feo and his Royal Court. The traditional reception will immediately follow at the San Antonio Museum of Art. It's a Fiesta celebration fit for a king, including food, music, fun and refreshments. Visits from Fiesta royalty and government, community and business leaders make this an evening to remember. Admission: Coronaci�n at Main Plaza--free; Reception--$50 per person. For information or to purchase tickets please call 225-6700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Rey Feo Scholarship Committee April 16, 7-11 p.m., San Antonio Events Center, 8111 Meadowleaf What has now become San Antonio's choice alternative Fiesta� event, the WEBB Party is the single largest fundraiser for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation. With a cuisine tasting featuring the finest fare from local restaurateurs and caterers, a full open bar, live music and DJs, a silent auction and a stellar crowd, the WEBB Party is one of the top events of the Fiesta� season! All proceeds from the WEBB Party go directly into SAAF's client services. The 2010 WEBB Party is expected to surpass its record-setting attendance of more than 2,500 guests. Celebrity guests are also anticipated. So don't miss out on this who's who event! Tickets for the WEBB Party cost $60 in advance and $75 at the door. Advance purchase tickets are available through The Fiesta� Store starting March 26. For other ticket locations and more details about the WEBB Party call 225-4715 or visit www.txsaaf.org. �Viva Fiesta! 21 INCOGNITO: FIESTA'S MASKED BALL Urban 15 April 16, 8 p.m.-midnight, La Villita Assembly Hall Attend the electrifying Incognito, a Fiesta event for the adventurous! Celebrate the magic and wonder of Fiesta "carnaval-style." Dance to live music from Brazil, the Caribbean and South America provided by Brave Combo, and enjoy a fabulous floorshow by Carnaval de San Anto dancers and drummers. Wear a mask or costume, and enter San Antonio's most imaginative costume contest, where anyone can be crowned "Fiesta Royalty." Admission: $25 per person or $200 per table of 10. Tickets available in advance beginning March 26 at the Fiesta Centralized Ticket Sales Center at The Fiesta Store�, 2611 Broadway. For tickets or more information visit www.urban15.org, e-mail email@example.com or call 736-1500. FIESTA MASQUERADE PARTY (formerly Fiesta Jamboree) Psi Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity April 16, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Doubletree Hotel, 37 NW Loop 410 The 9th annual Fiesta Jamboree/Masquerade Party, sponsored by the Psi Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, is a multicultural celebration in the spirit of the San Antonio Fiesta. Attendees at the event are highly encouraged to dress in the festive outfit of their choice. There is a $200 cash prize for the best costume. The Fiesta Masquerade Party is expressly designed to get people into the overall fever of the San Antonio Fiesta season. Price includes food, door prizes and musical entertainment including Zydeco, jazz, R&B, Ol' School, pop, Reggae, Latino/Salsa and more. Proceeds from this event go to the Psi Alpha Chapter Scholarship Fund. Psi Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. has provided 69 years of community service in the San Antonio Metropolitan Area. Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information or tickets contact Greg Thompson at 863-0601. FIESTA POPS San Antonio Symphony April 16-17, 8-10 p.m., Majestic Theater, 224 E Houston St. Saturday, April 17 San Antonio Roadrunners The San Antonio Symphony welcomes to the stage Mariachi Companas de America and the Guadalupe Dance Company. Audiences will Fiesta with San Antonio's own performing artists, who will present colorful costumes and wonderful music that will bring you to your feet! Mariachi Companas de America's ability to combine traditional Mexican mariachi music with Latin and mainstream pop rhythms has won the group many awards since 1978. Admission: Tickets prices range from $10 to $60. For more information call 554-1010 or visit www.sasymphony.org. FIESTA MISSION 10K & KIDS' RUNS April 17, 7-11 a.m. (Packet pickup & late registration at 7, race starts at 8), Mission County Park II, 6030 Padre Get Fiesta 2010 off to a running start by participating in the San Antonio Roadrunners' Fiesta Mission 10K, Fitness Walk and FREE! Kids' Fun runs. The kids' race begins at 9 a.m. (Approx. 1/2 and 1/4 mile distances for kids). Each race begins and ends in scenic Mission County Park, pavilion #2. The route follows the San Antonio River past the lovely Spanish missions of Concepci�n and San Jos�. Awards are presented to men and women in age groups from 14 to 70-plus years, and all 10k entrants receive a commemorative T-shirt. A gala party follows the runs, with music and refreshments for participants, friends and family. So join the Fiesta Mission Runs and start Fiesta in great shape! Advance registration for the 10k is $18; $25 after April 1. Fitness Walk is $5; $10 after April 1. Kids' run is FREE! Register online: www.saroadrunners.com or Find Out Where To Purchase Tickets To Your Next Fiesta Event. Visit www.fiesta-sa.org. 22 download the entry form online, and send check payable to SARR Fiesta Mission/10K Run; care of Soler's Sports, 2589 Jackson Keller, San Antonio TX 78230. Race day registration is $25 and begins at 7 a.m. Free to spectators. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 366-3701. BATTLE ALS WITH FLOWERS San Antonio Chapter, The ALS Association April 17, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Valero Energy Corp., 1 Valero Way This is a unique floral event unlike other flower shows. Our guests have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on presentation under the guidance of Featured Florist Gina Marie Sanchez, a Texas Master Florist with H-E-B. We provide all the material so that each guest can create a one-of-a-kind floral arrangement. In addition, our guests will enjoy a silent auction, an elegant lunch and a live auction of creations made by guest florists who are local to San Antonio. All proceeds from the event benefit The ALS Association, South Texas Chapter (Lou Gehrig's disease). Tickets are $100 per participant. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., along with a continental breakfast and a silent auction. The tutorial starts at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information contact The ALS Association at 733-5204. 10K WALK: CAMINADA DE FIESTA April 17, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Army Medical Museum, Fort Sam Houston Bring the whole family to the 28th annual Caminada de Fiesta. This Fiesta walk is a European-style Volksmarch through historic Fort Sam Houston. Walk the 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) route, and enjoy a bit of the Army post's history. The Texas Wanderers and Fort Sam Houston's Outdoor Recreation Division sponsor this event. The Caminada de Fiesta is a sanctioned AVA/IVV Volksmarch. Enter the installation at the Harry Wurzbach gate, Harry Wurzbach Road. Free event unless participant desires AVA/IVV distance credit or awards. Registration is open from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Walkers will have until 3 p.m. to complete the event. For more information contact Gerald Kamicka at 658-2160 or email@example.com. Fort Sam Houston WALK ACROSS TEXAS San Antonio Botanical Society April 17, 9 a.m.-noon, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Take a "walk across Texas" at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, enjoying the beauty of spring wildflowers right in the heart of San Antonio. Hike the loop trail system of the Texas Native Trail, which winds through an 11-acre native area of the Botanical Garden, where you will experience the diverse ecosystems of the Hill Country, East Texas Piney Woods and South Texas Plains. Enter the world of early Texas by visiting the historic cabins and living historians dressed in period clothing. Stroll around the one-acre lake, hear the sounds of the limestone spring and take your picture amidst the spring flowers. Activities include birding activities and storytelling. Also � just in time for spring planting, gardeners may purchase plants made available by various plant societies. Admission: $7 for adults, $4 for children. For more information visit www.sabot.org or call 829-5100. TEXAS CORVETTE ASSOCIATION CAR SHOW St. Jude's Ranch for Children April 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Main Plaza in Boerne If classic cars and Corvettes appeal to you, then Boerne is the place to be. More than 275 cars will be on display at Main Plaza. In addition to the cars, you can enjoy music, silent auctions and door prizes. Take a chance on a raffle for a brand-new 2009 Jeep. The Jeep will be given away the day of the show. This is the 18th annual car show presented by the Texas Corvette Association to benefit St. Jude's Ranch for Children in Bulverde. St. Jude's Ranch is a home for abandoned, abused and neglected children in central and south Texas. Admission: Free to spectators. Car registration is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. For more information call (830) 226-5386. SAN ANTONIO WOMEN'S & CO-ED FIESTA SOCCER TOURNAMENT April 17-18, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., STAR Soccer Complex, Wurzbach Parkway & Thousand Oaks (new location!) The Women's Soccer Association of San Antonio is proud to announce its 32nd annual Fiesta Women's and Co-Ed Soccer Tournament. Women's and co-ed teams from Texas and other states compete at all levels. Food, beverages and t-shirts are for sale. The Women's Soccer Association consists of several divisions: Competitive, Recreation, Under 23, Over 30 and Coed. League games are played year-round. Fall and spring games are played Sundays, summer games during the week and Sundays, and co-ed games Sunday afternoons. FIESTA BLAST MODEL ROCKETRY MEET Tom C. Clark High School Air Force Junior ROTC April 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tom C. Clark High School, 5150 De Zavala Rd. Join us for thrilling launches of model rockets as high school Junior ROTC model rocketry teams from across Texas compete to launch and precision-land model rockets near targets at different ranges. The Fiesta Blast Model Rocketry Meet is sponsored by the cadets of Tom C. Clark High School Air Force Junior ROTC. Awards for first, second and third place in each of three ranges are provided courtesy of the AFJROTC Parent Support Group. Free admission and parking for spectators. The meet features food, and drink booths. For more information call 397-5246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Women's Soccer Association of San Antonio Free admission and parking. For further information visit www.wsasa.org, e-mail email@example.com or call 653-7013 or 394-2788. 23 In the original game entire Native American tribes were divided into teams that often contained as many as 2,000 warriors. Goals were placed in villages miles apart, and the players were each given one or two sticks. The stick contained a woven leather pocket on the end with which a ball could be thrown or caught. French missionaries named this game "la crosse" because the shape of the wooden sticks reminded them of a bishop's crosier (staff). Come join the San Antonio Lacrosse Association for this exciting event! Free admission. For more information call 483-9170. FIESTA BIRD MART Alamo Exhibition Bird Club April 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Live Oak Civic Center, 8101 Pat Booker Rd. Looking for a different kind of entertainment? Bring the whole family to this unique event sponsored by the Alamo Exhibition Bird Club. The Fiesta Bird Mart is an entertaining and educational experience. Learn about birds of all colors, types and sizes: finches, parakeets, canaries, cockatiels, cockatoos and many more. More than 200 tables will display birds, toys, seed, cages, and miscellaneous crafts and jewelry. Helpful vendors will discuss the care of pet birds and issues of concern to pet owners. Come and see a real Texas-sized raffle of birds and bird products. Join us for a fun-filled Fiesta event. Admission: $3 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. For more information visit www.aebc.org or call 449-0480. SAN JACINTO VICTORY CELEBRATION April 17, 10-11:30 a.m., The Alamo Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Heroes Chapter Meet us under the beautiful Mexican olive tree in front of The Alamo to celebrate San Jacinto Day! Fiesta commemorates Texas' win at the Battle of San Jacinto, and we'd like you to join us as we celebrate! Just 18 minutes, and the battle was over. Texans the world over celebrate Texas Independence, and the City of San Antonio celebrates this victory with Fiesta! Listen as historians read letters to loved ones at home from soldiers who were in the actual battle. You can join The Alamo Heroes Daughters and Children of the Republic of Texas in their toast to Texas victory with Alamo water. Remember, and help us honor those brave heroes who fought for Texas Independence at San Jacinto April 21, 1836. If we are blessed with rain, our celebration will take place in Alamo Hall. Rain or shine, please join "The Daughters" for this celebration of freedom. Immediately after the ceremony you are also invited to join us for our chapter's annual Fiesta desayuno in Alamo Hall. Food, music and friends: What a great way to start your day! The Alamo Shrine, Long Barrack and grounds were the actual site of the battle that set the stage for Texas' battle for independence at San Jacinto. After our brief ceremony you will have the opportunity to tour the shrine and Long Barrack and to walk the grounds where our beautiful garden flourishes. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas are the official custodians of The Alamo for the State of Texas. We have maintained The Alamo for more than 100 years, never charging admission or receiving state funds for operations. We have a mission: Remember The Alamo. FIESTA TRACK MEET April 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Blossom Athletic Center, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd. (new location!) Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., presents its 26th annual track meet for youths ages 6 through 13. This event is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop good sportsmanship skills. Students gain a feeling of accomplishment while participating in a healthy multicultural activity. All students receive certificates of participation. Winners receive ribbons. Schools receive participation and sportsmanship trophies. Admission: Free for spectators. There is a $2 registration fee per participant. For more information call 865-3437 or 599-0855. Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. FIESTA LACROSSE TOURNAMENT San Antonio Lacrosse Association April 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Mary's Hall, 9401 Starcrest High school, junior high and youth teams from across Texas converge to play in the 36th Fiesta Lacrosse Tournament. Lacrosse is not only the oldest game in North America. It is also the oldest team-sporting event in Fiesta. The game was originally played by the great Indian nations of the northeast, hundreds of years before the arrival of the first Europeans. Free event. For more information contact Alamo Heroes DRT representative Elaine Vetter, 408-6666. 25 FIESTA OL� STYLE SHOW, LUNCHEON AND BAZAAR April 17, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oak Hills Country Club, 5403 Fredericksburg Rd. Experience the brilliant colors and festive music of Fiesta as models parade down the runway showing the latest in Fiesta wear. Enjoy a meal fit for Fiesta royalty while you view the unique attire and decide which pieces must make it into your closet. By popular demand, this style show and luncheon is now in its 9th year as an official Fiesta event. Sponsored by the Pan American League, a nonprofit organization with a charitable foundation ready to assist the city in promoting the welfare of those less privileged. Limited seating capacity. Tickets: $40. For reservations and more information call 696-3565 or 479-5502. PASEO DEL RIO CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL Paseo del Rio Association April 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., River Walk in the Rivercenter Mall Lagoon A fun, entertaining and educational Fiesta event designed for children of all ages. Bring the entire family down to the River Walk for a day of children's live entertainment, interactive games, face painting, clowns, story telling, mascot interaction, putt-putt golf challenge and wildlife exhibits. There are multiple staging areas with overlapping activities for all interests. From an inflatable moon bounce to lively dancers, this event is designed to entertain! The Paseo del Rio Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promotion, protection and preservation of the River Walk. This is one of many free events produced by Paseo throughout the year along the River Walk. Free admission. For more information call 227-4262, ext. 104. Pan American League CELEBRATIONS OF TRADITIONS POW WOW April 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Woodlawn Gymnasium, 1103 Cincinnati Ave. (new location!) Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow is an official Fiesta event that will provide all who attend, individuals and families, the opportunity to view and participate in the American Indian culture and traditions of dance and music at an official Native American Pow Wow. The pow wow promotes tribal traditions, culture and the opportunity for Native people to gather in celebrating their rich heritage with one another. The pow wow is sponsored by United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc., a Texas nonprofit chartered, federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to promote the traditions and culture of the American Indian. Through the pow wow, American Indians can pass these traditions to their children and grandchildren so the culture can be maintained and enriched-- learning the honored ways of the past. Schedule of events includes Gourd Dancing starting at 11 a.m., the Grand Entry at 12:30 p.m., and intertribal dancing and exhibitions until 4 p.m. This event will include vendors selling Native American arts, crafts and supplies. Free admission. For more information check www.unitedsanantoniopowwow.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. FIESTA FESTIVAL San Antonio State Supported Living Center United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc. April 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 6711 S. New Braunfels Ave. at Pecan Valley (west from I-37). The San Antonio State School, or SASS, addresses the needs of the mentally retarded of our community. The festival is a nonalcoholic event. The mini parade starts at noon and features official Fiesta Royalty as well as elected resident royalty representing the various school dorms. The parade has bands, floats, horses, dogs, dancers and clowns. As the parade winds down, food and activity booths continue to provide a "mini-Mardi Gras"-style event on the campus. Enjoy lots of food, live music, dancers, arts and crafts, and fun, fun, fun for the whole family. Free admittance and parking. For more information call 531-3729. FIESTA ARTS FAIR Southwest School of Art and Craft April 17-18 , Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Southwest School of Art and Craft, 300 Augusta For 37 years, Fiesta Arts Fair has been a favorite of families and art aficionados. This year the nationally recognized juried art show will bring together 120 artists from across the nation, displaying contemporary ceramics, paintings, jewelry, glass, photography, wearable art and other high-quality artworks. Fiesta Arts Fair takes place on the shady grounds of the school's historic Ursuline Campus at the corner of Augusta and Navarro. A best-loved activity is the Children's Art Garden, where kids work with professional artists to create their own art. The whole family will enjoy not only the art and the setting, but also live music, featuring eclectic performers on two stages, and traditional fiesta food from La Margarita and others. Admission, which helps support educational programs at the nonprofit school: $8 for adults and $4 for children 5-12 years. We also offer a $12 weekend pass. For more information, including directions and a list of participating artists and musicians, visit www.swschool.org. EARTH DAY City of San Antonio April 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Woodlawn Lake This event was created to share with and educate the community on the value and respect we should give our Planet Earth. It's the land, water and air we breathe and live in. The event will include entertainment stages, food (vegetarian) and beverage booths, tree-planting demonstrations, 5K run, workshops, and seminars demonstrating various energy and conservation ideas and techniques. Co-sponsored by the Earth Day Committee and the City of San Antonio. Free admission. For more information call Earth Day chairman Joe Alderete, 434-6967. Get Ready To Fiesta! 26 SAN JOS� MISSION FEST Mission San Jos� April 17-18, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Mission San Jos� grounds, 701 E. Pyron San Jos� Mission Fest, a Southside tradition for years, takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18. Admission is free, so bring your family and friends! This year's entertainment includes performances by Tejano and conjunto artists. There'll be lots of food, like chalupas, fajitas and gorditas, and games and activities for the kids. San Jos� Mission Fest is an official Fiesta event, with proceeds benefiting Mission San Jos� Church, a living piece of history. Visit our website at sanjosemissionchurch.org. Free admission and free parking. For more information call 922-0543. MONTICELLO PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT TOUR OF HOMES FIESTA DE LOS NI�OS Port San Antonio April 17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Port San Antonio, 200 Goodrich This is a party for the "Pint-Sized Folks." Homemade floats will lead the way through Port San Antonio's Town Center at noon, and there's lots more to do! Children can enjoy games and rides, all in a safe, alcohol-free environment. Even though this is a Fiesta de los Ni�os, parents, we haven't forgotten about you. There will be music and dance performed by some of San Antonio's finest entertainers. And don't worry, we've got food so you can try to keep up with the kiddoes. So don't miss the one party that caters to the kids: Fiesta de los Ni�os. Free event. Free parking. For more information call 362-7800 or visit www.portsanantonio.us. Monticello Park Historic District April 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monticello Park Historic District Spend the day touring one of San Antonio's architecturally eclectic historic districts. The tour includes six beautiful homes open for public viewing in the Monticello Park Historic District. These splendid homes (circa 1920 to 1940) were designed by some of San Antonio's leading architects of the time. Proceeds from the tour help pay for new street signs for the historic district and for preservation projects. Admission: Tickets are $15 and may be purchased the day of the tour at Jefferson Church of Christ, 702 Donaldson Ave. For more information call 736-0130 or e-mail email@example.com. Become A Member Of The Fiesta Commission. See Last Page Of The Fiesta Magazine Or Visit www.fiesta-sa.org For More Information. 27 MISS MARGARET'S VICTORIAN HOUSE TOUR April 17-24, noon-5 p.m., 409 E. Guenther St., King William District Ornate Corinthian columns line the front porch and entrance to "Miss Margaret's" beautiful Victorian home, built before the turn of the century by a German nobleman. The house borders the San Antonio River in the historic King William neighborhood. Its fretwork and turrets make one think of an old-world miniature castle and give the house a distinctive German flavor. Inside, the home is filled with fine Victorian antiques and exquisite collections--most notably the large and rare collection of beautiful antique fans in their unique fan cases. The home is a treasure trove of unusual and one-of-a-kind antiques. The walls display paintings by American artists Frederic Remington, Robert Wier, Hermann Herzog and others. Miss Margaret Gething (18??-1975 ... she never gave out her birth date) was a gracious Southern lady and a unique San Antonio personality. The great-granddaughter of an English lord, she was a debutante, an early Fiesta duchess, a Broadway actress (who once starred with Clark Gable), an interior decorator and one of the Alamo City's foremost conservationists. Admission: $5. For further information call 227-9498. INVESTITURE OF KING ANTONIO LXXXVIII Texas Cavaliers April 17, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Alamo Plaza King Antonio, one of the longest-standing Fiesta traditions, is a member of the royalty who reign over the merriment of Fiesta. King Antonio is selected each year from the ranks of the Texas Cavaliers, a patriotic and civic organization, and his public investiture takes place at sunset in front of the Alamo Saturday evening. Dating to 1927, this inspiring ceremony begins the reign of the new king, honors the memory of matchless heroes who fell at the Alamo and recognizes new Cavaliers. The tradition of naming a king to preside over Fiesta began in 1896. King Antonio's distinctive red and blue uniform, with sword and plumed hat, was inspired by the dress of the French Foreign Legion and French officers corps of World War I. During his reign, King Antonio visits schools throughout the city, hospitals, nursing homes, and business and community groups. Through the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation the Cavaliers disburse funds to support children's charities in the community. Free event. For more information visit www.texascavaliers.org. Perry-Gething Foundation Alamo Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas April 17, 1-2:30 p.m., The Alamo "This Hallowed Ground" is a walking tour of the original perimeter walls of the Alamo. This event is sponsored by the Alamo Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas with support from the San Antonio Living History Association. Living historians interact with the tour leader to enhance the tour experience. The tour also features maps that illustrate the original fortress, show cannon locations, the location of the main gate and archaeological findings that have taken place over the years. After the tour there will be a brief award ceremony for middle school students who were winners in the SRT poster and essay contest. SRT members are descendants of those who resided in Texas during the Republic era, from 1836 to 1846. Free admission. For more information call 341-0022. THIS HALLOWED GROUND MR. TEEN SAN ANTONIO SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARDS BANQUET Cherice Cochrane Mentoring for Success Foundation April 17, 7-10 p.m., Kendrick Club, Bldg. 1039, Randolph AFB The annual banquet's keynote speaker is scheduled to be Nippy Betz, founder and CEO of Empowerment 21. The event is to feature the 2010 "Young Men of Distinction," escorted by Young Ladies of Excellence, the crowning of Mr. Teen San Antonio 2010 and Mr. Teen Fiesta; presentation of the President's Volunteer Service Awards and Outstanding Mentor and Mentoring Organization; and the awarding of the Cherice Cochrane Mentoring and Claudette Cochrane Lewis Founder's scholarships. The Cherice Cochrane Mentoring for Success Foundation's mission is to provide strong adult mentors to junior- and senior-high school-aged children and to provide them with the necessary tools for success. The foundation also provides career exploration, college preparation, leadership development, image enhancement, goal setting, community service opportunities and scholarships to deserving high school students. The scholarship banquet will not only highlight the foundation's first-class mentor/mentee matches, but will also pay tribute to the contributions of the late Cherice Amanda Cochrane, an exemplary mentor and role model. Cherice died at the young age of 19 at Tulane University from meningitis. Her work continues in the foundation with her many mentors who mentored her way to success. ALL-AMERICAN CANTEEN April 17, 6:30-11 p.m., Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 200 E. Market St. Society for the Preservation of Historic Fort Sam Houston Uncle Sam wants you! And so do we. You are invited to dance the night away at an "Army Canteen" as we honor our military history and traditions through the ages. Our event focuses on the impact of World War II on Fort Sam Houston and its soldiers. We encourage you to celebrate America's Greatest Generation and to salute our current heroes in uniform. The spirit of red, white and blue, of Stars and Stripes, and Rosie the Riveter will enhance the ambiance of the 1940s. Our big band and singers will transport you on a "Sentimental Journey" to "Tuxedo Junction." So put on your two-tone shoes, that Eisenhower jacket or your favorite "String of Pearls," and join us at the All-American Canteen for a night of jitterbug and boogie-woogie. Admission: $65 per person. Cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m., buffet dinner at 7:15, dancing and entertainment 7:30-11. For tickets or information write to SPHFSH, P.O. Box 340308, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, or call 490-1818. Admission: $30 each; tables $300 in advance. No ticket purchases at the door. For more information or ticket purchases call 378-1268 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. �Viva Fiesta! www.fi esta-sa.org 28 CHIPS 'N' SALSA-- A FIESTA CASINO NIGHT! April 17, 7-11 p.m., Alameda Sky Loft at the Casa de Mexico International Building, 318 W. Houston St. San Antonio Youth Centers invites you to join us for our 4th annual Chips 'n' Salsa! This unique event gives you the opportunity to be a "higher roller" at the poker tables or the "most sizzling" salsa dancer on the floor. Enjoy casino games like blackjack, Texas hold `em, roulette or craps, or hit the slot machines, all for a great cause. There will be a Salsa-Merengue band for your entertainment. Enjoy appetizers, a silent auction and a cash bar. Since its inception, San Antonio Youth Centers has helped more than 20,000 youths ranging from 5 to 24 years. SAYC works to develop the character, strengths, talents and skills of San Antonio's high-risk urban youth through fun, safe experiences, positive learning environments and holistic programs that inspire each individual to fulfill his or her potential, personally and in the community. SAYC programs help prevent and reduce negative and delinquent behavior, improve academic skills, increase participation in extracurricular learning experiences and improve social skills. Participating youths get the tools and opportunities they need to become responsible adults. All event proceeds will benefit youths served by San Antonio Youth Centers. Tickets will be available for pre-sale and at the door. For more information e-mail email@example.com San Antonio Youth Centers PATRIOTIC & HISTORICAL BALL State Association of Texas Pioneers April 17, 7:45-11 p.m., Villita Assembly Hall, 408 Villita St. The 91st annual Patriotic and Historical Ball is one of the galas opening the 2010 Fiesta activities. The event, recalling early Texas with the performance of traditional pioneer dances, leads off with everyone participating in the Grand March. The first Patriotic and Historical Ball took place in 1919 to honor San Antonio's military personnel, and the event has continued since that time. Military personnel from local installations and organizations are special guests for the evening, and representatives from each local installation are presented. The ball is sponsored by the State Association of Texas Pioneers. It is continued today by those pioneers' descendants to perpetuate Texas traditions and establish and maintain landmarks, memorial halls and museums. Free event, but ticket controlled. For tickets or more information write: State Association of Texas Pioneers, P.O. Box 6869, San Antonio, TX 78209, or call 829-1168 or 862-7258. Sunday, April 18 FIESTA MARIACHI MASS San Fernando Cathedral April 18, 8-9 a.m., San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza Now in its 11th year, the Mariachi Mass honors Fiesta Royalty, Commissioners and participants and provides a moment to ask blessings on all of Fiesta. The service is nationally televised from the historic San Fernando Cathedral. Please join us. Free event. For more information call 227-1297. 29 STICKY WICKETS CROQUET TOURNAMENT April 18, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m., Red Berry Mansion on the Lake, 856 Gembler Rd. We are now sanctioned by the United States Croquet Association and are offering teams in two divisions--Professional and Amateur. This year we will award cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners. Bring the whole family, and enjoy a day of croquet with live jazz, vintage cars, a Children's Fair, Sticky Wickets Royalty and competitions for the Best Hat and Best Dressed. Free for spectators. This year we are offering the Taste of Southtown. Enjoy tantalizing cuisines from a variety of restaurants from San Antonio's cultural district. Go to our website to register for a team at www.sticky-wickets.com. or call (210) 532-4731. FIESTA DE LA FAMILIA St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Blessed Sacrament Academy April 18, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., St. Gregory Catholic Church, 700 Dewhurst St. Gregory Catholic Church's annual Spring Festival celebrates its 13th year as a Fiesta event, a community tradition that for many years has brought together friends, family and local businesses. Fiesta de la Familia features continuous live entertainment, live and silent auctions, and games and rides for all ages, along with a variety of fabulous foods. Local celebrities grace the grounds throughout the day as they share in this wonderful celebration of fun and fellowship. Free admission. For further information call 342-5271. A DAY IN OLD MEXICO & CHARREADA Asociaci�n de Charros de San Antonio April 18 and 25, gates open at noon, entertainment begins at 1 p.m., Charreada at 3 p.m., at the Charro Ranch, 6126 Padre Dr. The Asociaci�n de Charros de San Antonio has been carrying on the tradition of Charrer�a for more than 60 years. Charrer�a originated in 19th century Mexico, when it was called New Spain. Beginning as a way for the landed gentry to prepare horses and riders for war, it later evolved into an equestrian competition featuring horse reining, bull riding and artistic roping skills. Today's charros wear the traditional clothes and use horse equipment as required by the Federation of Charros in Mexico. At "A Day in Old Mexico's" Charreada you will see the beloved Escaramuza, made up of young women wearing ranchera dresses and executing precision movements while riding sidesaddle. Come and enjoy delicious Mexican foods and drinks, listen to mariachis, and watch the Mexican ballet folkl�rico entertain. Tickets: adults $15, free for children 12 and under, discounts for senior citizens, active military, law enforcement and firefighters. For more information go to sacharros.org. CHAMPAGNE AND DIAMONDS BRUNCH April 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Alzafar Shrine Temple, 901 N. Loop 1604 W. (new location!) Do you like bling? Do you like bubbles? Then you'll love Lo Bello de San Antonio Women's Club's annual Champagne and Diamonds Brunch. You will have a fabulous time with old and new friends and sip champagne with Fiesta royalty! This unique event combines an incredible breakfast buffet, champagne and a chance to win a one-carat diamond. No other Fiesta event features a GRITO contest between the Fiesta Commission President, King Antonio and Rey Feo, Mexican folklorico performers, and great music. You definitely do not want to miss this Fiesta event! Tickets: $100 for the brunch and chance to win the diamond. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Lo Bello de San Antonio Women's Club FIESTA NUEVA AT ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH April 18, Mariachi Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; Fiesta Nueva noon-4 p.m., 502 E. Nueva Kick off your Fiesta week at Fiesta Nueva with a celebration for the entire family. In the heart of San Antonio and located directly across from La Villita, St. John's Lutheran Church is the oldest Lutheran church in the city and the originator of the Lutheran Coronation. Join us for a special Mariachi Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. that also features past and present royalty of the Lutheran Coronation. Then follow the mariachi band out onto the grounds to enjoy an afternoon filled with games and rides for the children, food and drink booths, and musical entertainment provided by the San Antonio Jazz Orchestra and other groups. Attempt to outbid your fellow revelers at the silent auction, or try your luck by purchasing a raffle ticket for some fabulous prizes. Our very own King Gallo VII will be crowned, and the Royal Court from the Lutheran Coronation will be represented. All proceeds benefit the ministries of St. John's and the St. John's Day School. Make Fiesta Nueva your new Fiesta tradition! Free admission. For more information, visit www. stjohnsroosterchurch.org or call 223-2611. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAY Clark High School Band Boosters April 18, 1-5 p.m., Tom C. Clark High School, 5150 De Zavala Rd. Young and old alike will delight in the fun and frolic of this family-oriented celebration. The annual Fiesta event hosted by the Clark High School Cougar Band Booster Club kicks off with "Fiesta's shortest parade" on De Zavala Road at the high school campus, led by the Clark Cougar Marching Band and featuring an assortment of talented participants. Afterwards, test your luck or skills and win prizes at our many game booths. Food booths and a delicious catered meal will satisfy the taste buds, and the sounds of the Clark Cougar Jazz Band and other musical groups will provide lively entertainment throughout the afternoon. Finally, place your silent bids on a wide selection of auction items, from gift certificates to jewelry, crafts, gifts for the home and much more. Free admission and parking. Contact email@example.com or check cougarband.org for more information. 31 FORT SAM HOUSTON FIESTA CEREMONY & FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA Fort Sam Houston April 18, 1-9 p.m. Fort Sam Houston MacArthur Parade Field Arrive early for bleacher seats, or bring your lawn chairs for continuous family Fiesta fun at Fort Sam Houston. The Fiesta Country Fair begins at 1 p.m. and features food and drink booths, continuous live entertainment, kiddy carnival, games, military equipment display, and novelty items. The Fife and Drum Corps, Old Guard from Washington, D.C., will participate in the military parade. Musical performances, including Fort Sam Houston's Army Medical Command Band, set the stage for the grand fireworks extravaganza finale. This fireworks exhibition is the highlight of the Fiesta event that traditionally attracts more than 20,000 spectators to Fort Sam Houston. Free event. For more information call 221-1151 or 221-1099. HEALTHY CHOICES Top Teens of America Inc. San Antonio Metropolitan Chapter April 18, 2-6 p.m., St. Philip's College Heritage Room, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. This conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of healthy living and enable youths to make informed decisions. The San Antonio Metropolitan Chapter of Top Teens of America sponsors the conference annually. Numerous health professionals present critical health issues: diabetes, sickle cell anemia, birth defects, eating habits and nutrition, drug and alcohol awareness, smoking, dental hygiene, teenage pregnancy, and protection against transmitted diseases. Free event. For more information call 212-8950. FIESTA TEENAGE CORONATION San Antonio Woman's Club April 18, 3-5 p.m., San Pedro Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby Daughters, granddaughters and children of members of the 112-year-old Woman's Club of San Antonio participate in the Teenage Coronation Court of Royalty. King Antonio crowns the young queen, and the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission president crowns the princess. Young women of the court also appear on a float in the River Parade. Free event. Free parking. For more information call 732-4811. Get Your Fiesta Merchandise At The Fiesta Store 32 Monday, April 19 University of the Incarnate Word CUTTING EDGE FIESTA FASHION SHOW April 19, registration and silent auction begin at 10 a.m.; fashion show follows at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon immediately following the fashion show. Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, 101 Bowie St. You are invited to enjoy the latest fashions created and presented by fashion design students at the University of the Incarnate Word. This show represents the rising stars to be let loose on the world fashion scene. The "Cutting Edge" is a breathtaking display of new talent set to the professional standard of a New York-style runway show These original garments are designed and constructed by the students, who also direct every aspect of the show! Tickets $150, $100 or $75 for lunch and show. For more information and reservations call 829-6013. tuesday, April 20 April 20, 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Alamo Hall CHILDREN'S TEXAS HISTORY FORUM Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Couriers Chapter Come join us and experience Texas as children did during the Republic of Texas days. The Alamo Couriers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas proudly hosts the 10th Annual Children's Texas History Forum in Alamo Hall on the south side of the Alamo grounds. This year marks the 104th anniversary of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas as custodians of the Alamo for the State of Texas. The Alamo does not charge admission but operates on your donations and sales from the Museum Gift Shop. The Alamo receives no city, county, state or federals funds. The Children's Texas History Forum will let students take a step back in time and learn about their Texas history from three noted historians in a manner both educational and entertaining. The schedule includes an exciting program on the famed Buffalo Soldiers, their rich history of battles and bravery, as told by John Jones. Mike Waters, president of the Alamo Lore and Myth Organization, will present a living-history program on life as a colonist in Texas. A presentation on American Indians will be given by Erwin DeLuna, president of United San Antonio Pow-Wow. Sessions run from 9:15 to10 a.m., 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required because of limited seating. Parking is not available at the Alamo. For reservations or additional information contact Virginia Van Cleave, 340-4150 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PILGRIMAGE TO THE ALAMO April 19, 4-5 p.m., Alamo Plaza Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Mission Chapter Every year since 1925 the Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas has staged its annual Pilgrimage to the Alamo--a memorial tribute to the Alamo heroes and the heritage of Texas. A solemn wreath-bearing procession of historic, civic, patriotic, military and school groups departs from Municipal Auditorium and walks silently to the Alamo. Simultaneously, an authoritative voice intones the names of the Alamo defenders from inside the Alamo walls, making them resound throughout Alamo Plaza. Following the procession and placing of the colorful floral offerings on the Alamo greensward, a brief memorial service takes place. The Fiesta Military Coordinator delivers the Pilgrimage address, and the sounding of Taps ends the ceremony. Free event. For more information call 325-8412. FIESTA RIVER ART SHOW River Art Group April 20-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., San Antonio River Walk Browse original art and fine crafts created by members of the San Antonio River Art Group. Fiesta's colorful diversity is reflected in the variety of paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery and other artistic expressions displayed during this three-day Fiesta tradition. This event also offers visitors the opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their work. The River Art Group was founded in 1947 as a self-supporting member-operated business to promote the visual arts. All members are juried and help maintain and staff the group's gallery, which is open daily at 418 Villita (next to the Little Church in La Villita). Free event. For more information call 226-8752 or 380-8801. TEXAS CAVALIERS RIVER PARADE Texas Cavaliers April 19, 7-9:30 p.m., San Antonio River Walk Each year hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country line the banks of the San Antonio River to view the most unusual parade in America ... the Texas Cavaliers River Parade! This year's parade, entitled Celebrate Texas, promises an evening of family fun with live music, celebrities and lights. More than 40 festively decorated floats sponsored by local community organizations and military installations drift down the San Antonio River. Spectators party up and down the river to the accompaniment of singers, musicians and live bands. King Antonio LXXXVIII reigns over the evening's festivities and gives a Texas-sized welcome to the enthusiastic spectators along the winding route. In addition to producing the River Parade, the Cavaliers support the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation, which disburses funds to various charitable organizations with an emphasis on helping the children of our community. Admission: $10-$25. For advance tickets or more information visit www.texascavaliers.org or call 22-RIVER. (Note: VIA Park & Ride available) Find Out Where To Purchase Tickets To Your Next Fiesta Event. Visit www.fiesta-sa.org. 33 A NIGHT IN OLD SAN ANTONIO� (NIOSA) San Antonio Conservation Society April 20-23, 5:30-10:30 p.m., La Villita Each year the historic downtown village of La Villita takes center stage as 80,000 visitors gather to celebrate the city's unique heritage at A Night in Old San Antonio. More than 240 elaborately decorated food and drink booths and more than a dozen nonstop entertainment stages represent the diverse cultures and customs of the city in 15 heritage-themed areas. NIOSA, the largest historic preservation festival in the nation, supports the community through the preservation, education and research programs of the San Antonio Conservation Society, providing resources for the restoration and rehabilitation of historic properties in the San Antonio area. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, $2 for children 6 to 12, $1.50 in advance. For more information visit the NIOSA website, www.niosa.org, or call 226-5188. (Note: VIA Park & Ride available) MARIACHI FESTIVAL Paseo del Rio Association April 20-23, 7-10 p.m., River Walk, River Bend and extension of Paseo del Rio The traditional trumpeting of mariachis resounds along the River Walk during the 40th annual Fiesta Mariachi Festival, presented by the Paseo del Rio Association. Each night the best emerging talents from area high schools and colleges join professional groups in the spotlight aboard colorful floats cruising along the Paseo del Rio. The festival provides student musicians an opportunity to gain experience entertaining before large crowds and provides a festive atmosphere for Fiesta revelers. Professional groups also perform their high energy, crowd-pleasing songs for Fiesta-goers. The mariachi groups of today usually consist of musicians who play trumpets, violins, requintos (six-string guitars) and guitarrones (bass guitars with four and five gut strings). Produced by the Paseo del Rio Association, it is one of the oldest Mariachi festivals in the country. Free event. For more information call 227-4262. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE 15th ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL CONFERENCE San Antonio College April 20-22, San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave. The theme of the 2010 conference is "Points of Contact: Moving East to West." This year's conference will discuss the fact that the West has enjoyed a commanding supremacy in culture and world affairs for several centuries. But the 21st Century finds the East exerting a powerful influence on the West. The economic powerhouses of Saudi Arabia, India, China and Japan and the expansion of nuclear weaponry to Muslim countries have made dealing with the East critical to the prosperity and security of the West. So as culture has flowed east in the past, it now begins to flow west. Free admission. April 20, 6-9 p.m. at McAllister Auditorium; April 21 and 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Visual Arts and Technology Center, Room 122. For more information contact Juanita Luna Lawhn at 733-2514. CORNYATION 2010 Fiesta Cornyation Inc. April 20-22, (shows at 8 and 10:30 p.m. each evening), Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary's St. Cornyation dates back to 1964, when it was staged at the Arneson River Theatre as part of A Night in Old San Antonio. Its irreverent pokes at politics and prominent and not-so-prominent world events led to its demise as part of NIOSA. In 1982 local artists and designers revived the celebration, and it has grown to be a major part of Fiesta. This year King Anchovy presides over the festivities surrounding the duchesses, queens, vice empress and empress of the 2010 court's bows. Hilarity, nonsense and merriment escalate as the court unfolds. The all-volunteer crew of more than 150 donates 100 percent of the box office receipts to charity ($130,000 in 2009). Refreshments are available. Show recommended for adults only. Ticket prices range from $15 to $25. Tickets are available at the Arts Center Enterprises box office, 224 E. Houston St., and at the Fiesta Commission Centralized Ticket Sales, 2611 Broadway, starting March 26 at 10 a.m. Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster (call for details). Doors for the performances will open one hour before show time. All seats reserved. For further information visit www.cornyation.org. FIESTA IN BLUE (AIR FORCE MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA) April 20 & 21, 7-9 p.m., Trinity University, Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Dr. Fiesta in Blue is an Air Force salute to the local community during Fiesta. This military tribute is hosted and performed by the United States Air Force Band of the West from Lackland Air Force Base. The Band of the West logs more than 125,000 miles as it performs more than 500 times at military bases and civic sites throughout Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Louisiana. Since its founding in 1947, the Band of the West has performed before high-ranking military and civilian leaders, including several U.S. presidents. Free event, but ticket controlled. For more information call 671-3934. U.S. Air Force Band of the West Wednesday, April 21 SENIOR FIESTA RSVP April 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Crossroads Mall Senior Fiesta offers participants a variety of exhibits that provide free information on such topics as home improvement and gardening, retirement living and planning, travel, leisure, and senior services. Free health screenings are also available. The highlight of Senior Fiesta is the presentation of the "RSVP Volunteer of the Year Award." Topping off the day is the Senior Fiesta dance between noon and 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by RSVP. Free event. For information call 222-0301. 34 LACKLAND FIESTA MILITARY PARADE April 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lackland Air Force Base Parade Grounds This full-scale parade honors Fiesta-goers with more than 1,000 distinctive military members and the first-rate 323rd Training Squadron Drum and Bugle Corps. The colorful and proud presentation passes in review for a multitude of civilian and military dignitaries and Fiesta Royalty. The review offers all San Antonians and visitors an opportunity to share in time-honored military customs and traditions and to observe the nation's finest--the U.S. Armed Forces. After the festivities, visitors may view the historic aircraft on display around and adjacent to the parade ground. The parade ground is east of SW Military Drive (just off U.S. Hwy 90 West). Visitors should enter Gateway East along SW Military Drive. Free event. For more information call 671-2907. Lackland Air Force Base FIESTA FLOWER SHOW San Antonio Woman's Club The 97th Annual Flower Show of the Woman's Club of San Antonio features a wide array of beautiful and imaginative fresh and dried floral arrangements, horticultural displays, table settings and youth exhibits. Judging by certified national flower show judges takes place opening day, along with a ribbon-cutting attended by local and Fiesta dignitaries. Free event. April 21 2-4 p.m., April 22 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking. For more information call 732-4811. April 21-22 (see schedule below), Woman's Club of San Antonio, 1717 San Pedro AIR & ARMY GUARD FIESTA Texas National Guard Community entertainment, a variety of food booths, military vehicles on display, a free dance and an exciting opening ceremony make this traditional Fiesta event fun for the entire family. The Air & Army National Guard sponsor this event to create community awareness of their work with disasters, including floods and fires, as well as overseas missions. Come meet the soldiers and airmen who proudly serve, and enjoy a night of Fiesta. April 21, 3-11 p.m., Texas National Guard Armory, 4255 IH 35 North Get Your Fiesta Merchandise At The Fiesta Store Open to the public and easy to get to! Free admission. For more information call 226-3424, ext. 3416 or 1677. 35 THE ALAMO: THESE SACRED WALLS April 21, 4-5 p.m., Alamo Hall William Barret Travis Chapter, Sons of the Republic of Texas This event will feature a living historian, Tom Jackson, dressed in the period attire of an Alamo defender during the 1836 siege. He will explain the historical events leading up to the siege, the siege itself and its aftermath. The presentation will be enhanced by a PowerPoint presentation and display of period firearms. A TASTE OF THE NORTHSIDE Brighton Center (formerly Brighton School Inc.) Free event, but seating is limited. For more information call Jackson at 930-5549. FIESTA GARTENFEST April 21-24 (see schedule below), Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida at South Alamo Make plans to join the Beethoven Maennerchor and celebrate Fiesta German-style. The Maennerchor is the oldest active singing society in Texas. Come early and enjoy the lively Biergarten as it fills with sounds of German entertainment and Gemuetlichkeit. Enjoy German food and beverages as well as entertainment provided by the 50-piece concert band and other performers. The dance band plays 'till midnight each evening. King Antonio makes his official visit Thursday evening. Admission: $5 per person, $3 in advance and free for children under 12. Hours: 5 p.m.-midnight April 21-23; noon-7 p.m. April 24. Parking available in the Beethoven Garten parking lot and across the street. For more information call 222-1521. Beethoven Maennerchor Join us for more food, more drinks and more Fiesta under the South Texas stars on the grounds of The Club At Sonterra. A Taste of the Northside benefits the children and families of Brighton Center (formerly Brighton School Inc.). Tickets to A Taste of the Northside are all inclusive and will provide tastings of more than 40 international wines, beer and food from more than 40 restaurants; entertainment to suit all tastes; parking; and the opportunity to meet our own royalty, the 2010 Queen of the Vine. This year's event promises to offer more of San Antonio's best food and drinks than ever! Take a mid-week break, and join us for this unique event to support children with disabilities and their families. Admission: $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Tickets are available at local H-E-B grocery stores or online at www.brightonsa.org. For more information visit our website or call, 826-4492. Upgrade to VIP: Call Brighton to find out how to upgrade your event tickets to VIP access inside our new "A Good Taste with Tanji--VIP Room"! April 21, 5:30-10:30 p.m., The Club At Sonterra, 901 Sonterra Blvd. For the golf enthusiast, the 2010 Fiesta Open will is to take place at Sonterra the morning of A Taste, April 21, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Call Brighton at 826-4492 for more details. 36 CORONATION OF THE QUEEN OF THE ORDER OF THE ALAMO April 21, 8-10 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, 100 Auditorium Circle An evening of beauty and fantasy awaits those who attend the Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo, one of the central features of Fiesta San Antonio. With a spectacularly set stage, the symphony orchestra conducted by Roger Melone accompanies the presentation of local and visiting young ladies as they make their full-court bows as Duchesses of "The Court of Dazzling Adornments." With regal fanfare Her Royal Highness, the Princess, and Her Gracious Majesty, the Queen of The Order of the Alamo, make their entrance. All are clothed in elaborate gowns and trains embellished with glittering beads, crystals and jewels crafted by local artisans. Musicians and others entertain the royalty and the audience. Founded by San Antonio businessmen and community leaders in 1909, The Order of The Alamo celebrates Texas' heroic struggle for independence from Mexico. The group chose its first Queen that year and staged her coronation at the Old Beethoven Hall. The Coronation of the Queen now takes place in the grand Municipal Auditorium. Thought by many to be one of the most magnificent and unusual events of its kind in the country, the Coronation is an unforgettable evening for the whole family. Admission: $12-$44. All seats reserved. Advance tickets available through Ticketmaster, 224-9600, or www.ticketmaster.com. For more information call 822-4669. thursday, April 22 San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society The Order of the Alamo SAN ANTONIO CACTUS & XEROPHYTE SOCIETY SHOW & SALE April 22-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. The San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Show and Sale is the largest show of its kind in the Southwest. This unique event includes several hundred plants on display, educational displays and people present to talk with you about specific landscape needs. Several dealers offer rare and hard-to-find plants for sale. Take part in our auction of rare plants Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Botanical Gardens and the San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society. The purposes of the Cactus and Xerophyte Society are to identify, propagate and conserve cactus and other desert-type plants; and to use these plants in education, conservation of endangered species and for use in our xeroscape gardens. Free event. For more information e-mail email@example.com or call 655-8959. 37 ST. PHILIP'S COLLEGE CULTUREFEST & RIB COOK-OFF April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. The fun-filled CultureFest & Rib Cook-off will make your day. The celebration features live music ranging from Gospel and rhythm and blues to Tejano and country-western. The arts and crafts offer something for everyone, demonstrating our diverse community. Wandering magicians and clowns will keep you laughing. You be the judge of who has the best ribs in the city. St. Philip's was founded in 1898 and is an historically Black- and Hispanic-serving institution with an enrollment of more than 10,000 students. Admission is free. For more information call 486-2135. MARINES AT THE ALAMO U.S. Marine Reserve April 22, 4-5 p.m., Alamo Plaza The popular and patriotic Marines at the Alamo includes a concert in front of the historic Alamo featuring the Marine Forces Reserve Band from New Orleans. During Fiesta, the Marines also appear in the Texas Cavaliers River Parade, the Battle of Flowers� Parade and the Fiesta Flambeau� Parade. Free event. For more information call 223-1551, ext. 356. St. Philip's College FAMILY FIESTA Colonial Hills United Methodist Church April 22, 5-9 p.m., Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 5247 Vance Jackson Come to Colonial Hills United Methodist Church on Vance Jackson between Callaghan and Wurzbach for Family Fiesta. We provide a safe, nonalcoholic/nonsmoking event designed especially for families. Food, game booths and live entertainment are all "kid friendly." NAVY DAY AT THE ALAMO U.S. Navy April 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Alamo Plaza This event highlights the presence of the United States Navy and its forces in San Antonio and South Texas. Entertainment is provided by the Navy Band New Orleans. Attendees witness demonstrations of the Navy's power and capabilities and sample some Navy tradition and heritage. Free event. For more information call 295-9694. Free admission, free parking. For more information visit us at www.chumc.org or call 349-2401. FIESTA SAN FERNANDO San Fernando Cathedral April 22-25, (see schedule below), San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza Take part in a Fiesta event rooted deep in the city's history. Where "fiestas" started more than 260 years ago, San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest cathedral sanctuary in the United States and is an integral part of San Antonio's daily life at the center of the city. Each year the cathedral hosts Fiesta San Fernando, a celebration of family, food and fun. Live entertainment daily and beautiful arts and crafts booths for your enjoyment. Free admission. All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration of the cathedral. Hours: Thursday & Friday, noon-midnight; Saturday noon-1 a.m.; Sunday noon-8 p.m. For more information call Eloise Cortez, chairperson, at 416-0371, or visit www.sfcathedral.org. PALO ALTO COLLEGE PACFEST April 22, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Palo Alto College, 1400 W. Villaret Blvd. Palo Alto College invites the community to celebrate Fiesta at PACfest in the campus central courtyard. PACfest, an annual event, takes place the Thursday before the Battle of Flowers� parade at the Southside campus inside Loop 410 and Hwy. 16 South. Festivities include lively musical entertainment, children's games and activities, food, and novelty booths. Free admission. For more information call 486-3125 or visit the website at http://www.accd.edu/pac/htm/Current/student_activities/default.htm. Palo Alto College 10TH STREET RIVER FESTIVAL Post 76, Veterans of Foreign Wars April 22-25, noon-midnight, 10th Street and Avenue B Make our festival your family event for Fiesta 2010. Thanks to the "Museum Reach" improvements on the San Antonio River, this will be the first year the 10th Street River Festival will truly live up to its name. Enjoy Fiesta on the beautiful, historic, shaded grounds surrounding the VFW Post 76's meeting center. The 19th-century mansion is located on the River Walk and is the place for great fun, food, cold drinks and entertainment that exemplifies the cultural diversity of San Antonio. Live music will be the focus. Musical groups will cover Tejano, oldies, reggae and blues. Our post is the oldest functioning VFW Post in Texas. Proceeds will help renovate our century-old VFW Hall and offer financial assistance to needy veterans. Bring your lawn chairs, but no outside food or drinks, please. Free admission. For more information call 223-4581. BATTLE OF FLOWERS� BAND FESTIVAL Battle of Flowers Association April 22, prelude 6:30 p.m., performance 7 p.m., Alamo Stadium Come celebrate "�Somos San Antonio?" with more than 30 local and area high school marching bands as we present the 2010 Battle of Flowers� Band Festival. Listen to music from all across Texas and throughout our great state's colorful history. Watch precision marching and expert flag twirling at one of Fiesta's most colorful and popular events. Enjoy a spectacular evening, with our own special "Texas twist." The evening's entertainment will include three showcased high school bands performing specially prepared routines and more than 3,000 band students all joining together on the field for a stirring and patriotic grand finale complete with fireworks! The Battle of Flowers� Association also has an annual competition, open to all students at all local and area high schools, to design the cover for the Band Festival Program. Local judges are to select 25 finalists, with the top three winners receiving cash prizes. The (Continued on next page) 39 (Continued) finalists will have their works displayed at a reception honoring them and their art instructors. The Band Festival is organized and sponsored by the Battle of Flowers� Association, which was chartered in 1914 with the mission of celebrating Texas history. The Band Festival first became a part of Fiesta in 1936 and has taken place at Alamo Stadium since 1941. The theme of this year's Parade is �Somos San Antonio!, a celebration of past memories and future expectations. Whether it is through simple pastimes, holiday celebrations, historical events or future leaders, �Somos San Antonio! captures the versatility and durability that makes our city unique. So join us in showcasing our city's past, present and future as we celebrate Fiesta 2010! R.O.T.C. units march in a Vanguard ahead of the parade and delight spectators with precision drills. The parade arrives with an explosion of color as splendid cavalcades and flying flags announce the festivities to come. Spectacular floats carrying costumed Fiesta royalty are interspersed with flower-bedecked antique cars and carriages. Giant helium balloons fly through the air, accompanied by the music of military and high school bands. To accommodate the growing number of high schools in San Antonio, the Public School Section is expanding from eight to nine entries. As more schools are built, the BOF Association has a desire to continue adding more entries so that all area schools have the opportunity to participate. General Admission: $4 for adults, $2 for students. Box seat tickets are $7. Reserved seat tickets are $5. Tickets may be purchased by telephone at 212-4951, or beginning March 26 at The Fiesta� Store, 2611 Broadway. For telephone orders, an additional charge of $2.50 will be added for postage and handling. Tickets will also be available at Alamo Stadium the night of the event. For more information, visit our website at www.battleofflowers.org. NAVY FIESTA RECEPTION April 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Fort Sam Houston Golf Clubhouse, 2901 Harry Wurzbach Rd. Come get a taste of nautical traditions in landlocked San Antonio! All are welcome! Parking is ample and free. Enjoy dancing, great food and a no-host bar while recalling adventures on the high seas. Come join the festivities of the Alamo Council of the Navy League! One of the signature events of Fiesta Week, the famed Navy Reception honors active duty, reserve components, retired and former members of the four maritime services in the San Antonio area. A great number of active duty members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard are stationed here, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Service is also well represented. Local commanding officers, Fiesta royalty and other distinguished guests are "piped aboard" in impressive Navy style. Enjoy lots of festive food and drink while you meet and greet King Antonio, el Rey Feo, the Queen of the Order of the Alamo, our military ambassadors, crewmembers from the USS San Antonio (LPD-17) and many other Fiesta dignitaries. A great chance to get and give Fiesta medals! Admission: $20 in advance. Tickets available at The Fiesta Store starting March 26. Uniforms are encouraged. Civilians: casual dress or Fiesta attire. For more information call 373-3121. Navy League of the U.S., Alamo Council Tickets: $18 for Alamo Grandstands, Cenotaph Stands; $15 for Alamo Street Bleachers--North (Travis/Houston), Alamo Street Bleachers--South (Crockett/Commerce) and Plaza Bleachers; $12 for Maverick and Broadway Bleachers. To purchase advance tickets by mail until noon March 12, send your request and check to the Battle of Flowers� Parade, P.O. Box 6432, San Antonio TX 78209, or call 822-2929. Please add $2.50 per order for postage and handling. Beginning March 26, tickets will be available at the Fiesta Centralized Ticket Sales Center at the Fiesta� Store, 2611 Broadway. For street chair information call 225-5191, or go to www.fiesta-sa.org. For parade information, visit our website at www.battleofflowers.org. (Note: VIA Park & Ride available) FIESTA WORLD CLASS JAZZ CONCERT St. Mary's University April 23, 1-10 p.m., St. Mary's University, One Camino Santa Maria Don't miss the "Jazz of Fiesta." Enjoy the great sounds of national, regional and local jazz artists at this year's 47th annual Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert. This event is co-sponsored by the St. Mary's University Music Department and the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission. The Fiesta Jazz Festival is one of Texas' oldest and is dedicated to presenting the finest jazz, America's national treasure. We are dedicated to offering the finest jazz artists. Past concerts have featured Kenny Garrett, Maynard Ferguson, George Garzone, Paquito D'Rivera and Terence Blanchard. This year's featured artist's performance will be preceded by outstanding university and military big bands. Bring a friend, and join us for a day of great jazz. Free admission. Call the Music Department at 436-3421 for more information. Friday, April 23 Battle of Flowers Association BATTLE OF FLOWERS� PARADE April 23, vanguard 11:50 a.m., parade 12:45 p.m., Parade Route The first Battle of Flowers� Parade took place in 1891 to honor the heroes of the Alamo and to commemorate the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836, where Texas won its independence from Mexico. Despite rain that postponed the first parade for four days, a group of determined San Antonio women made the colorful "Flower Battle" a success. The parade has entertained our city every year except during World Wars I and II. It is now recognized as the founding event of Fiesta� San Antonio. The parade was the first major celebratory event to take place on Alamo Plaza. It is sponsored by the Battle of Flowers� Association, a nonprofit and civic women's organization chartered in 1914 to celebrate Texas history. Remembering the heroes of the Alamo has remained the focus of the parade, and participants are asked to bring a floral tribute to be placed on the lawn in front of the Alamo. FIESTA UNDER THE STARS: DE COLORES University of Texas at San Antonio April 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m., University Center Ballroom, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1604 Campus The UTSA Department of Music presents De Colores, a collection of music with colors in the titles of the songs. This year's lineup of songs and instrumental pieces will be performed by student ensembles and faculty members and will celebrate the colors of the world through songs and music inspired by various colors of the spectrum. Admission: Information will be available on the UTSA Music Department website at music.utsa.edu. For more information call 458-5685. 40 and Benavides Picture Framing H-E-B High School Music Hillje Music Jostens Class Rings Ozarka Regent Coach Lines, Ltd. R.L. Worth & Associates SARMA Southern Music Company TETCO, Inc. Time Warner Cable Wells Fargo Bank, NA Ba Bu C. Ca Cl DP for their generous support of the 2010 Battle of Flowers Parade and Band Festival MISS SAN ANTONIO SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT April 23, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary's St. The Miss San Antonio Pageant is a part of San Antonio's past and an investment in our future. Reportedly the oldest continuous pageant in Texas, we are an official Fiesta event and an official preliminary to the Miss Texas and Miss America pageants ... the world's largest scholarship program for women. We urge you to become a part of this worthwhile program, which not only benefits the young women who participate but, through education and personal development, potentially benefits our city and county business communities as well. Viva Fiesta! Admission: $20 for adults, $10 for children 6 and under. Tickets are available through the Empire Theatre box office. For more information contact Glynda Coyle, 675-1772 or MamaBexar@sbcglobal.net. FIESTA SQUARE & ROUND DANCE Alamo Area Square and Round Dance Association April 23, 7-10 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Mission Room, 200 E. Market St. The Alamo Area Square and Round Dance Association was established in 1951 with 22 clubs in the San Antonio vicinity. The clubs now promote fellowship through square dancing, round dancing, clogging and contra dancing. The association coordinates special dance activities and organizes dance demonstrations and exhibitions for nursing homes, hospitals, schools, churches, the Folklife Festival, San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, and other special events. Each year the association gives thousands of dollars to the Texas State Federation of Square and Round Dancers Teen Scholarship Fund. Many teens in the Alamo Area have benefited from this fund. The organization also informs the non-dance public about various dance styles through promotional materials, dancing lessons and clinics. September is National Square Dance Month, and Square Dancing is the Official Folk Dance of Texas. Free event. For more information visit our website at www.alamoarea.org or call 828-0214. Miss Bexar County Organization Inc. 41 Saturday, April 24 FIESTA POOCH PARADE The Delta Society April 24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, 250 Viesca Calling all pooches!!! Come to a howling good time ... walking, sniffing, and otherwise cavorting with fellow pooches ... Oh, bring your humans, too!!! The Delta Society of San Antonio proudly presents its 10th annual Fiesta Pooch Parade! If you love your dog, this event is for you! Dog lovers from all over the San Antonio area will bring their best friends to this family oriented event, which benefits local community programs. Wind your way through the lovely tree-lined streets of Alamo Heights in this 5K (3-mile) sure-to-be-pleasing, tail-wagging route. Come early for special exhibits and educational presentations that you and your furry friend can enjoy! Does your pooch like to "dress up"? Then the ever- popular, ever-growing "Canine Costume Contest" is for you--come early for that!! The Delta Society of San Antonio is a nationally based, nonprofit, all volunteer organization. Our mission statement of "bringing people and animals together for healing" is exemplified in our volunteer visits to more than 80 health care facilities touching the lives of local children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens. Our Animal Ambassador teams (more than 100 volunteers and their pets) spread joy and cheer through personal visits at health care facilities, educational presentations to local groups and tutoring of school age children to improve their reading skills. All money raised from the Fiesta Pooch Parade remains in the local area to directly support these programs. Dress up your dog, costume your kids, decorate your kids' wagon, wear your sombrero, or just come in your comfy walking shoes, and show your Fiesta Spirit! Dogs just want to have fun, too! Pre-registration: $20 per one human and pooch or $25 per family and all the family dogs. Pre-registration must be postmarked by April 17. Registration on the day of the event will be $25 and $30. Gates open for registration at 8 a.m. But avoid the lines, and register in advance. Send your check to Delta Society of San Antonio, P.O. Box 460757, San Antonio, TX 78249. Make checks payable to Delta SA. For more information and the registration form visit www.deltasa.org or call 614-6734. Limited parking. GROWING UP FEMALE WORKSHOP Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. April 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host its annual Growing Up Female Workshop, specifically designed for teenage girls in grades 6 through 12. The workshop provides an enriching experience through motivating speakers, activities and that all-important "girl talk" that addresses issues affecting young ladies today. This is a free event, but pre-registration AND PARENTAL CONSENT are required because of limited seating. Registration forms can be found at www.dstsanantonio.org. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information call 279-8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ALAMO CITY FIESTA RUGBY TOURNAMENT Alamo City Rugby Football Club April 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Brooks Field Park, 3606 Goliad Rd. The Alamo City Rugby Football Club was founded in the spring of 1983 by a small group of players interested in promoting the sport of rugby for athletic enjoyment and to serve as a fundraiser for local charities. Since then the club has grown to include high school, college, old boy and men's senior teams. The ACRFC has affiliated with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the San Antonio Food Bank and other charitable organizations. In 1984 the ACRFC joined the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission and began hosting a rugby event each spring during Fiesta. In past years participating teams have included British Caledonia, Twickingham of England, Arklow Ireland and the Old Hirelings from France. Many years the U.S. military academies have attended and competed for the "Commandant's 15s Cup." This year the tournament is to feature an "Old Boys" division with players ranging from 35 to 62 years old. A division for high school teams will also be incorporated, with players under 19 participating. Free event. For more information call 521-7158 or 846-4739. FIESTA JAZZ BAND FESTIVAL April 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Mary's University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria The 47th annual Fiesta Jazz Band Festival is San Antonio's oldest educational jazz festival, attracting junior and senior high-school jazz ensembles from Texas and other states. Participants perform for criticism before a panel of renowned jazz clinicians. Trophies and awards are given for outstanding performances in various categories. A special clinic by this year's Fiesta Jazz Artist will be featured at midday. Past clinicians have included Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Lee, Wayne Bergeron, Curtis Wilson, Rick Lawn and Bob Moses. Come enjoy tomorrow's future jazz artists performing for the final day of the Fiesta Jazz Festival. Free admission. Call the Music Department at 436-3421 for more information. St. Mary's University KING WILLIAM FAIR King William Association April 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., King William Historic District The King William Association invites you to celebrate the history and diversity of Texas' first historic neighborhood. Stroll past stately Victorian mansions as you enjoy a wide variety of drink and fine ethnic cuisine. Lovingly restored homes provide backgrounds for many of Texas' best artisans as they offer their creations and demonstrate their artistry. Entertainment includes live music, dance groups and a small parade. Children have a special place to enjoy rides and games in the Kids' Kingdom. Find collectible pins and other Fair-related merchandise in "Ilse's Attic" near King William Park. Proceeds from this event provide educational scholarships for inner-city students, art programs for elementary through high school and revitalization activities to complement the historic preservation of the King William Neighborhood. Admission: $5 for adults. Children 12 and under free. No coolers allowed. For more information call 271-3247 or visit our website at kwfair.org. 42 FIESTA FANDANGO 2.6-MILE FUN RUN San Antonio Roadrunners April 24, 6:40 p.m. (just before the parade vanguard), Parade Route The Fiesta Fandango Run, sponsored by the San Antonio Roadrunners, takes place before the Fiesta Flambeau� Parade. It traverses the parade route, beginning at Grayson and Broadway and ending at Columbus Park on the west side of downtown. This is a chance to race in front of the thousands of cheering people who line the entire length of the 2.6-mile course. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes or run in groups with a group theme. At the post-race celebration in Columbus Park, 1st-place awards are given to the top male and female finishers and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention awards in two Costume Contest divisions. The first division is based on this year's Flambeau Parade theme, "Legends in Music." The second division will be an open category (anything goes!). Plenty of music and refreshments for family, friends and runners. Participants also receive a t-shirt commemorating the race. Shuttle buses will run before and after the race from Sunken Gardens in Brackenridge Park. Free to Spectators. Pre-registration is encouraged at www.saroadrunner.com. You can register Race Day at the Sunken Gardens starting at 4:30 p.m. For more information contact: Race Director Debra Acosta at email@example.com or 240-8164. FIESTA FLAMBEAU� NIGHT PARADE Fiesta Flambeau� Parade Association April 24, vanguard 7 p.m.; parade 7:45 p.m., Parade Route On April 24 the Fiesta Flambeau� Parade will celebrate its 62nd anniversary. The theme for the 2010 parade is "Legends in Music." The event is the largest illuminated night parade in the nation. The sponsoring group is a nonprofit civic organization, which stages the parade with more than 100 volunteer members. The Fiesta Flambeau� Parade will step off at 7 p.m. with a Vanguard of ROTC and civilian patriotic organizations that will perform precise drills along the 2.6-mile parade route through downtown San Antonio. The main parade begins at 7:45 p.m. The Fiesta Flambeau� Parade is one of the largest illuminated parades in the U.S., with an estimated 600,000 spectators along the streets of San Antonio and another 1.5 million in the television viewing audience. The University of Texas Longhorn Band is the premier band that traditionally leads the parade each year. This year Flambeau will feature spectacular musical floats representing legends of the entertainment industry such as Elton John, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The parade will also feature precision marching units, out-of-state bands, equestrian and musical groups, and many other attractions to entertain and create a night of incredible illuminated musical memories. Parade Seating Information: $18 for Alamo Grandstands and Cenotaph stands; $15 for Alamo Street Bleachers-North (Travis/Houston), Alamo Street BleachersSouth (Crockett/Commerce) and Alamo Plaza Bleachers; $12 for Maverick and Broadway Bleachers. Tickets will be available starting March 26 at The Fiesta Store�, 2611 Broadway. To purchase advance tickets by mail before the deadline of March 10, send your request with $3 postage and handling per order to the Fiesta Flambeau� Parade Association, attention TICKETS, P.O. Box 15277, San Antonio, TX 78212. The Flambeau ticket line is 735-6644. Visit www.fiestaflambeau.org for additional information or credit card purchases. For information on street chairs, go to www.fiesta-sa.org. (Note: VIA Park & Ride available) EL CONSEJO FIESTA RECEPTION April 24, 5-7 p.m., Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St. The Recepci�n del Consejo de Reyes Feos Anteriores (former Rey Feos), along with its associate members, is a reception just before the Fiesta Flambeau� Parade. The reception honors Fiesta royalty, past and present, as well as Fiesta dignitaries. The reign of el Rey Feo is one of significant importance. This is a Fiesta tradition dating back to 1947. Individuals compete in raising money for scholarships that benefit students in the San Antonio/Bexar County area. The individual who raises more money is then crowned el Rey Feo and thus begins his journey as the "Ugly King." El Consejo Real was founded to support the programs, ideals and image of the reigning Rey Feo de San Antonio de Bejar in his pursuit of excellence through education. The Consejo's mission is to make contributions in the form of scholarships on a regular basis to deserving students in San Antonio. Scholarships are distributed to institutions of higher learning, which then award them to qualified applicants based on need and merit to promote and encourage their further education. El Consejo funds this program by sponsoring fundraisers and assessing its members an annual fee along with generous gifts and contributions from individuals and businesses. Admission: $75 per person. For more information contact Lisa Andrade at 389-9765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. El Consejo Real de Reyes Feos Anteriores 43 Sunday, April 25 April 25, noon-6 p.m., Sunset Station, 1174 E. Commerce St. ST. LUKE FIESTA FINALE St. Luke Catholic Church This is your last chance to enjoy family fun, great food, Fiesta royalty, fun games and rides, and live music. FIESTA BLUES HERITAGE SERIES The San Antonio Blues Society At the beautiful and historic Sunset Station, the San Antonio Blues Society presents eclectic performances of blues and blues-influenced music. Come and enjoy a family friendly event for the end of Fiesta. Funding supports SABS projects, such as the Sam Baird Scholarship Fund and the "Blues in the Schools" program, which helps promote and preserve one of America's unique art forms. April 25, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., St. Luke's Catholic Church, 4603 Manitou St. Admission: $5. Military free with ID. Free parking. For more information contact Mari Hernandez at email@example.com. Tickets: $12 at the door. Call the SABS hotline at 641-8192, or visit our website at sanantonioblues.com for more information. Become A Member Of The Fiesta Commission. See Last Page Of The Fiesta Magazine Or Visit www.fiesta-sa.org For More Information. 44 MUSIC FROM ST. MARK'S: CELEBRATING OUR MUSIC & HERITAGE St. Mark's Episcopal Church April 25, 4-5 p.m., St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 315 East Pecan Please join us as we present La Follia Austin Baroque in a chamber music concert titled "Let's Go for Baroque!" Featured in the one-hour program will be chamber music from the time of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, performed as they performed it on authentic period instruments. Following the concert, join us for a guided tour of Richard Upjohn's architectural masterpiece (and the church of Robert E. Lee and Maury Maverick). Come and enjoy an afternoon of superb music in this historic treasure of downtown San Antonio. Free event. For more information, call 226-2426. ALL VETERANS MEMORIAL SERVICE April 25, 1-2 p.m., Veterans Square, Auditorium Circle, Jefferson Street at East Martin Alamo Chapter 366, Vietnam Veterans of America, holds its annual ceremony dedicated to all veterans of America. This solemn program is a salute to the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have served and those who are serving in the U.S. military to protect American freedom. Veterans and their spouses and survivors, veterans groups, and the general public are invited to attend and participate. The event will feature a guest speaker, patriotic music and reading, and a wreath laying. Participants are encouraged to bring a floral tribute to be place at the Monument for the Battle of Hill 881 South, a prominent part of Auditorium Circle. Free event. For more information call James Fenimore, 887-7582, or Dan Medrano, 656-8917. Alamo Chapter 366, Vietnam Veterans of America ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY PRAISE DANCE CELEBRATION Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Tau Omega Chapter April 25, 4-6 p.m., Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry The annual Praise Dance Celebration engages the community to recognize and appreciate the creativity of worship through the expressions of dance. This outreach service project, sponsored by the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., is designed to promote and support the arts in the community. Area church denominations with praise dance teams and individuals are invited by the sorority to participate in a program showcasing their interpretation, reflection and spiritual embrace of divine worship. The program is sure to be full of gospel spirit, charm, elegance and beauty in the witness of dance worship. Members of Alpha Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., a group of 160 college-degreed women dedicated to improving the social stature of girls and women and providing service to all mankind, will host the 8th annual program as a Fiesta� San Antonio event. All teams receive program recognition. Refreshments will follow the performance. Free admission. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Cheryl Palmer, Arts Committee chairperson, at 838-6624. A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO SAN ANTONIO, PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE April 25, 3-4:30 p.m., McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave. The San Antonio Municipal Band, the All-America City Band, designated by the City Council as the official band of the City of San Antonio Sept. 4, 1986, will present a concert that will focus on the great music based on the great rivers of the world, including San Antonio's own Riverwalk. The concert will feature a wonderful rendition of "Old Man River" as well as folk music from all parts of the world. This concert, under the direction of Dr. Donald Miller, promises to be a great celebration. Admission is free. For more information contact Melvina Medley Turner, president, board of directors, at 859-0911, or Dr. Miller at 458-4866. Or visit our blog at samunicipalband.wordpress.com. San Antonio Municipal Band. REINA DE LA FERIA DE LAS FLORES RECEPTION League of United Latin American Citizens Council #2 April 25, 4-7 p.m., Plaza House, 100 W. Houston St. Don't miss the celebration of the Reina de la Feria de las Flores, Jaz Spring Muckleroy, at her reception on the last official day of Fiesta. LULAC Council No. 2, an affiliate of the League of United Latin American Citizens, recognizes Jaz at this reception in her honor and in appreciation for all those who made her reign possible. This title is bestowed on the candidate who raises the most money for the Parent/Child Scholarship Program of the Rey Feo Scholarship Committee. Many Fiesta enthusiasts will attend this official, colorful Fiesta event. Free event. For additional information call 403-9001. 45 2010 Fiesta Royalty King Antonio LXXXViii Nicholas Paul Campbell will be crowned King Antonio LXXXVIII in a ceremony in front of the Alamo at 7:30 p.m. April 17 and thus begin his reign over Fiesta 2010. Campbell is a lifelong resident of San Antonio and a partner in a commercial real estate firm. He is married to his wife of 26 years, Genny. Together they are proud parents of two young men, Paul (21) and Luke (19). Nick is a secondgeneration Cavalier who has risen through their ranks through various assignments, including Parade Marshal of the 2002 River Parade and Commander in 2009. The Aides to King Antonio LXXXVIII are Bob Keahey, Bill Kingman and Roy R. Campbell III. Community, business and charity have been central to Campbell's professional life. He has served on the boards of several professional and charitable organizations (currently serving as the chairman of the board of Morningside Ministries), has remained active in his church and has tirelessly sought to help improve this already blessed community. The crowning of King Antonio began in 1896 and is one of the longest-standing Fiesta traditions. The Texas Cavaliers adopted the tradition in 1926 and have selected a new king from within their ranks to reign during the Fiesta celebration each year since then. The investiture ceremony at which King Antonio is crowned dates back to 1927. In addition to the crowning of the new king, the ceremony also focuses on honoring the memory of the fallen heroes of the Alamo and recognizing new members of the Texas Cavaliers. During his reign, King Antonio and his Aides will visit schools around the city, honoring teachers and encouraging children to "Dream Big." He will help to reinforce the "Fiesta Spirit" throughout the city with stops at military bases, hospitals and nursing homes and will reign over the Texas Cavaliers River Parade Monday night, April 19. King Antonio this year will, on behalf of the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation, deliver more than $200,000 to 40 outstanding children's organizations. By the time the last 2010 Fiesta Week cascar�n is cracked, the Cavaliers Charitable Foundation's total gifts to children's charities since its inception will exceed $2 million! "My campaign and the scholarship money raised are for the people of San Antonio, from the people of San Antonio," Walter said. "Every kind donation made, of any dollar amount, took us all one step further in educating the leaders of tomorrow." As one of San Antonio's most respected attorneys, Walter operates a thriving general practice law office in partnership with his brother, Cesar Serna. The practice, now in its 21st year, focuses on civil and criminal litigation and the representation of clients before municipalities and governmental bodies. Walter is a graduate of St. Mary's University and received his law degree from the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, in 1987. Active within the community, Walter has served on the VIA Board, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board, the Metropolitan Planning Organization and City of San Antonio 16 de Septiembre Commission. Walter is also an active member of the Hispanic Chamber, the San Antonio Bar Association and Texas Trial Lawyers Association. A dedicated husband and father, Walter and his wife, Debbie, enjoy spending time with their two children, playing tennis and traveling. La Reina de la Feria de las Flores Jaz Spring Muckleroy is an 18-year-old senior at Ronald Reagan High School. She is the daughter of Kim Carmack Muckleroy and the granddaughter of Joe and Mary Carmack and Robert and Betty Jean Martinez-Dobbins. Her sister, Bree Muckleroy, was the San Antonio Woman's Club Fiesta Teen Queen for 2007. Jaz is also the great granddaughter of the legendary Max Martinez. She is very excited to be Reina de la Feria de las Flores for 2010 and is looking forward to the opportunity of working with the LULAC Rey Feo Parent/Child Scholarship Program to help as many students as possible achieve their dream of a higher education. Jaz raised $56,000 for the program--a record amount. She is an All American Cheerleader and was nominated to be on the National Cheerleading Association staff. Last year her squad competed and won the Varsity Level NCA national championship title. The team will defend that title again this year. Jaz has been recognized for having an "All A average" at Reagan High and works diligently for academic success. Jaz was the San Antonio Gardenia and Musical Club Queen for 2009 and the Woman's Club Fiesta Teen Princess 2009. She competed in the Miss San Antonio Teen USA Pageant and was selected as 1st runner up. She also won 1st place for the swimsuit and evening gown competitions. She is actively involved in other school clubs like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Educators of America and FRIENDS. Fiesta is a special event for San Antonio, and Jaz has enjoyed being a part of the festivities. She has taken part in the Woman's Club Coronation since 1998 and the San Antonio Gardenia and Musical Club coronation since 2002. She has had leadership offices with the Ing�nues Round Table, which participates in community service activities, as well as Fiesta events like the Texas Cavaliers River Parade and the Pilgrimage to the Alamo for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She is also a member of the Fiesta Commission. Queen of the Order of the Alamo Frances Marguerite Lewis, known as Fannie, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lewis III. Fannie was crowned Queen of the Court of the Century at The Order of The Alamo's 100th Coronation, April 22, 2009. Both of her grandmothers, Frances Heard Billups and Peggy Wolff Lewis, as well as her mother, Liza Billups Lewis, have served as Mistress of the Robes for past courts, and she has multiple cousins and aunts who have been Duchesses, Queens and Princesses of Fiesta for The Order of The Alamo. Her mother was Princess in 1980. Over the years her great grandfather, Jack Lewis Sr.; grandfather, Jack Lewis Jr.; and father, Jack Lewis III, have all served as King Antonio. Fannie was born in San Antonio and attended St. David's Episcopal School, St. Mary's Hall, Cambridge Elementary and Alamo Heights High School. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 2008 with a degree in advertising and public relations. Fannie is currently working in the Marketing and Internet departments of Mission Restaurant Supply. She enjoys traveling, painting, cooking, hunting, fishing, music, and being with her friends and family. In her role as Queen of The Order of The Alamo, she is very much looking forward to visiting local schools, hospitals, military bases and other organizations during Fiesta week! Miss Fiesta San Antonio 2009 Jessica Nicole Ramirez is a 23-year-old graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University. She majored in theater arts with a minor in mass communications. Her goal is to receive a master's degree in fine arts with an emphasis in theatre performance and play writing. Jessica's ambition is to become a professional actress, playwright and motivational speaker. To be able to make a difference in people's lives through the power of entertainment is what motivates her to keep on striving for her dreams. She is an active member of Alpha Psi Omega (the National Honorary Theatre Society) and the 24th Street Theater Drama Club. In 2008 she received an award from the dean of Arts and Sciences for her contributions in the OLLU Theatre Department. Through her university Jessica has had the privilege of giving back to her community by performing in a Theatre for Youth Company and Class, where she performed plays for children all over San Antonio. Jessica has also educated others about the need for higher education with the OLLU Theater Community Outreach Program. Her passion for motivating the youth of our community is so strong that she has teamed up with the program Community in Schools and was the keynote speaker last year for the National Latina Youth Leadership Conference. At the conference Jessica gave advice to more than 200 teenage girls on the importance of graduating from college and having positive self-esteem. Jessica's passion is volunteering. She hopes to start her own nonprofit organization that will help victims of domestic violence. el Rey Feo LXii "Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself." � John Dewey With an insatiable desire to give back to San Antonio by supporting and developing the youth of the community, Walter Serna was honored to accept the crown of El Rey Feo LXII. Fully embracing El Rey Feo's mission statement, "...to financially support the aspiration of deserving high school seniors to obtain a college/university education regardless of race, color or religion," Walter's campaign focused on the imperative and generous support of the San Antonio public, including corporations and individuals. 50 2010 fiesta royalty 2010 Fiesta Royalty Queen of Soul 2009 Ashley Dixon has actively pursued her goal of becoming a professional entertainer since the age of four, when she joined her first musical theater group. She sang the National Anthem for more than 80,000 people, including Dr. Maya Angelou, at the annual Martin Luther King March. She opened for Gospel recording artist and Grammy winner Yolanda Adams and has sung for Vicki Carr. Ashley was a state finalist in the Colgate Country Showdown in 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2007 she won the state level and advanced to the regional final in New Mexico. She holds the state title with 4-H Clubs of America in the 2006 vocal competition and was a co-producer of the Urban Music Festival in San Antonio in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Ashley won a gold medal in the vocal category for the NAACP's ACT-SO competition and represented the San Antonio chapter in June 2006 and July 2007. She competed in the Best New Talent competition in Los Angeles in 2005, 2007, and 2009 and placed in the best Gospel singer, Best Broadway singer, Best Contemporary singer and Best Model categories. That has led to many offers to work professionally. In January 2008 Ashley placed as finalist in the Best Country Singer in Houston competition. She is currently considering potential professional management and record label deals. Ashley's freshman CD is now complete and making its way to radio stations worldwide. Ashley was the teen spokesperson for Project Worth (the city of San Antonio's teen abstinence program.) She was featured in several public service announcements that are still being aired. Ashley's life's journey has taken her to many heights. In April 2006, at just 16 years old, she earned the President's Volunteer Service Award for lifetime achievement by accumulating more than 6,000 volunteer service hours. In April 2009 Ashley participated as Queen of Soul in more than 50 Fiesta activities. talent. She received the Julia L. Cauthorn Dance Scholarship in 2005 and 2006, sponsored by the San Antonio Dance Umbrella, and has won many talent competitions. Krystal embraces her culture through Latin dance studies locally and abroad. In 2007 Krystal represented the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department as Miss Recreation. She served as a role model for youth. She also worked with City Council members and former Mayor Phil Hardberger at various events. In January 2008 she was crowned Miss Teen San Antonio. In July 2008 Krystal represented the Alamo City in the Miss Teen Texas Pageant. Her biggest accomplishment came when she was named Miss San Antonio 2010. She also won the talent competition with her explosive Flamenco performance. Although dance is Krystal's passion, she works extensively as a volunteer. She is the founder of the Krystal for Kids Organization. Its mission is "Reaching out through the Performing Arts." She hosts annual productions at the historic Arneson River Theater that benefit the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital. Krystal has worked with the children's hospital for the past 5 years. Krystal is a Fiesta Commission member. She believes in the Miss America message to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community. Fiesta teenage Queen Katherine Rose Stepke is a17-year-old junior at Floresville High School. She is the daughter of Timothy and Gretchen Stepke of Floresville, Texas, the granddaughter of Donald and Rose Hoelscher, also of Floresville, and Charles Stepke of Pittsburgh, Penn., and the great-granddaughter of Rose Linnartz of San Antonio. Katherine is an honor student taking Advanced Placement and dual-credit classes. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Link Crew (welcoming freshman) and Future Farmers of America. She also participated as a member of the Floresville FFA Public Relations Team, which placed first in area and eighth in state competition. Katherine enjoys baseball, swimming, snorkeling, skiing, basketball and volleyball. She is active in University Interscholastic League athletics, playing varsity volleyball at Floresville High School as a team setter and junior varsity basketball as a starting point guard. She plays club volleyball with San Antonio Magic. She attends Sacred Heart Catholic Church and, as a member of the after-confirmation group, helps to put on mini-retreats for confirmation candidates. She has participated in the Teen Acts Community as a team member for retreats at Sacred Heart and Saint Anthony's Catholic Churches. She serves as secretary for the Junior Catholic Daughters. Katie also helps as an extra-ordinary minister and a commentator for Mass. Katie enjoys giving back to the community as a volunteer for many projects. She has been ringing the bell for the Wilson County Salvation Army each Christmas for many years. She has volunteered for the Valero Multiple Sclerosis Bike race. Katherine also participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. She is vice president of the Woman's Club Ing�nues and has helped with many projects at the Woman's Club of San Antonio. She has participated in the Fiesta Teen Queen Coronation since 1998 and for the last 3 years has also represented the Woman's Club in the Texas Cavaliers River Parade. After high school, Katherine plans to join her brother, Anthony, at Texas A&M College Station to study Criminology or Kinesiology. Charro Queen 2010 Charro Queen 2010, Miss Kara Gloria Ramos, is a lifelong resident of San Antonio. She is the daughter of Michael and Lisa Ramos. The Ramos family has been actively involved in the Charro Association since 2000. Kara is honored to assume this coveted role. She attends Taft High School, where she serves in the leadership role as Major of the Raiderettes. Kara has enjoyed a history of community service. She has helped members of Northwest Crossing Elementary participate in the Special Olympics, volunteered with the Northside Lions Club and participated in the Challenger Buddy Program with Northwest Little League, helping physically and mentally challenged youth participate in softball. Kara also helped raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Kara has been an active participant in Las Coronelas, the escaramuza team of the Asociaci�n de Charros de San Antonio. The team regularly participates in charreadas (Mexican rodeos), performing military-style maneuvers at heart-stopping speeds while riding sidesaddle in traditional Charrer�a dress. Kara spends countless hours a week working with her horse, Chieflado. As Queen, Kara is certain that she will be able to provide further education to the San Antonio community regarding the rich heritage, traditions and history of Charrer�a. Kara is proud to stand among the many great women who have served before her and will endeavor continuously to contribute to that great legacy of community service. This year's Charro Princess is Kellie Ramos, the Queen's twin sister. Miss San Antonio 2010 Krystal Diaz is the reigning Miss San Antonio 2010. The San Antonio native is a 17-year-old senior at Karen Wagner High School, where she is a broadcaster and media coordinator for KWHS News. She plans to pursue a degree in broadcast journalism. Krystal is the artistic director and owner of DANZAVIDA De San Antonio Dance Company, which opened its doors in 2008. She began her dance training at age 2 and was dancing professionally at age 12 with Flamenco Fuego de San Antonio Dance Company under the direction of Micaela GarzaRodriguez. Krystal has been recognized citywide for her dance 2010 fiesta royalty 51 Fiesta� 2010 Military Ambassadors & Participating Military Organizations United States Army United States Army North United States Army Medical Command U.S Army Medical Department Center and School United States Army South Brooke Army Medical Center Installation Management Command - West US Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Sam Houston 5th Recruiting Brigade 470th Military Intelligence Brigade 106th Signal Brigade 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) United States Marine Corps U.S. Army North Ambassadors Sgt. 1st Class Aquinda Reed Sgt. 1st Class Jayson Teague U.S. Navy Ambassadors Petty Officer Kristen R. Steele Petty Officer Brent Booze United States Navy United States Marine Corps United States Air Force U.S. Army South Ambassadors Spc. Brianne Roe Staff Sgt. Oscar Castaneda Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency Ambassadors TSgt. Michael Johnson 2nd Lt. Monica Verdoza United States Coast Guard Texas Army National Guard Texas Air National Guard 502nd Air Base Wing Brooks City-Base 311th Human Systems Wing Lackland Air Force Base 37th Training Wing Wilford Hall Medical Center Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency 24th Air Force 433rd Airlift Wing 149th Fighter Wing Randolph Air Force Base Headquarters Air Education and Training Command Headquarters Recruiting Service Air Force Personnel Center 19th Air Force 12th Flying Training Wing Fort Sam Houston Ambassadors Sgt. Angela M. Schetter Sgt. 1st Class Hector Santiago-Perez Lackland Air Force Base Ambassadors Tech. Sgt. Kathleen May Staff Sgt. Vicente Rodriguez U.S. Marine Corps Ambassadors Lance Cpl. Angela Wells Sgt. Julio C. Meza-Medina U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Jesus Acevedo Petty Officer 1st Class Amy Aubrey Randolph Air Force Base Ambassadors Ms. Jaclyn Rodriguez, 2nd Lt. Bernard Harper Jr. fiesta 2010 military ambassadors 53 The Fiesta� San Antonio Commission Alamo Area Square & Round Dance Association Fiesta Square & Round Dance President: Phil Abell Commissioner: Don Winkler Brighton Schools Inc. A Taste of the Northside President: Kim Jefferies Commissioner: Steve Lauver Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Inc. Opening ceremony President: Patty Atkins Commissioner: Virginia Van Cleave LULAC Council No. 2 Reina de la Feria de las Flores Reception President: Philip Reyes Commissioner: Gloria de Hoyos The Order of the Alamo Coronation of the Queen President: John C. Park Commissioner: Robert Eversberg Alamo City Rugby Football Club Rugby tournament President: Ben Barton Commissioner: William Harmon Cherice Cochrane Mentoring for Success Foundation Mr. Teen San Antonio Scholarship Banquet President: Claudette Cochrane Lewis Commissioner: Marvinette Smith Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. LULAC Leads Palo Alto College Growing Up Female Workshop President: Polly Kirven Commissioner: Angela McClendon Johnson Tejano Explosion President: Oscar Moran Commissioner: Rudy Sandoval PACFest President: Dr. Daniel Rodriguez Commissioner: Vincent Bosquez Alamo Exhibition Bird Club Military-Civilian Club-Civilian Pan American League Fiesta Bird Mart President: Stella Selby Commissioner: David Dupuy City of San Antonio Earth Day President & Commissioner: Joe Alderete Delta Society of San Antonio Fiesta Pooch Parade President & Commissioner: Janet Hargis No event Military ambassadors liaison President: Helen Pohly Commissioner: Jennifer Brown Fiesta Ol� Style Show & Luncheon President: Sylvia Reyna Commissioner: Eva Trevi�o Paseo del Rio Association Children's Festival Mariachi Festival President: Parker Scott Jr. Commissioner: Nancy D. Hunt Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Tau Omega Chapter Clark High School Cougar Band Boosters Fiesta Funday Sunday President: Dagne Fisher Commissioner: Lisa Hillje El Consejo Real de Reyes Feos Anteriores Military-Civilian Club-Military Praise Dance Celebration President: Melanie Cowart Commissioner: Sara Spears Cook ALS Association, South Texas Chapter Battle ALS With Flowers President & Commissioner: Patrick Callihan Clark High School Junior Air Force ROTC Fiesta Blast Model Rocketry Meet President & Commissioner: Maj. Donald Shakelford (Ret.) Recepci�n del Consejo de Reyes Feos Anteriores Tee Off with Royalty Golf Tournament President: Lisa Andrade Commissioner: Brian Weiner No event Military ambassadors liaison President: Cathe Craigmiles Commissioner: Liz Medley Perry Gething Foundation Miss Margaret's Victorian House Tour President: Robert M. Perry Commissioner: Katherine M. Perry Miss Bexar County Scholarship Pageant Miss San Antonio Pageant President: Ronald Coyle Commissioner: Glynda Coyle Port San Antonio Fiesta Cornyation Inc. American Red Cross, San Antonio Area Chapter No event President: Stephen Schott Commissioner: Michael L. Bennett Colonial Hills United Methodist Church Family Fiesta President: Secilie Piekos Commissioner: Joseph Piekos Cornyation President: Thomas McKenzie Commissioner: Raymond G. Chavez Fiesta de los Ni�os President: Bruce E. Miller Commissioner: Rosalie Pecina Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association Miss Fiesta San Antonio Scholarship Pageant Pageant in February President: Lindsey Musch Commissioner: Willie Ramos Psi Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Fiesta Jamboree President: James Blair Commissioner: Gregory Thompson Battle of Flowers Association Battle of Flowers Parade Band Festival President: Alison Boone Commissioner: Lynn Ziegler Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Couriers Chapter Children's Texas History Forum President: Melinda Navarro Commissioner: Dorothy Perez Fiesta Flambeau Parade President: Antonio Alvarado Commissioner: Michael Flores Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce No event President: Richard Perez Commissioner: Linda Corkill Mission San Jos� Catholic Church Queen of Soul Inc. Family Fiesta President & Commissioner: Richard Cardenas Pageant in March President: Randell Mosley Commissioner: Deniece Cook Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale President: Brigitte Tuttle Commissioner: Jill K. Becquet Beethoven Maennerchor Inc. Fiesta Gartenfest President: Claus Heide Commissioner: Herbert Kriese Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Heroes Chapter Hermann Sons Presidents Council Monticello Park Historic District San Jacinto Memorial Ceremony President: Cheryl Embrey Commissioner: Elaine Milam Vetter No event President: Mary Beam Commissioner: Leroy Muehlstein Tour of Homes President: Roberto G. Hinkson Commissioner: Robert D. Hinkson Jr. NAACP Youth Council Retired Senior Volunteer Program (Catholic Charities) Blessed Sacrament Academy Sticky Wickets Croquet Tournament President: Sister Odilia Koronek Commissioner: Sylvia Aguilar Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Mission Chapter Pilgrimage To the Alamo President: Jeanie Travis Commissioner: Barbara Johnson King William Association King William Fair President: Dick Davis Commissioner: Paula Cantrell Youth Image Awards Banquet President: Arleya Horne Commissioner: Tamala Hamilton Senior Fiesta President: Steve Saldana Commissioner: Belinda Vasquez Lo Bello de San Antonio Women's Club Champagne & Diamonds Brunch President: Cristina Gonzalez Commissioner: Norma Reyes Navy League of the U.S., Alamo Council Navy Fiesta Reception President: Robert H. Weidman Commissioner: Carolyn Snyder Rey Feo Scholarship Committee El Rey Feo Reception President: Tom Sandoval Commissioner: Gloria De Hoyos 54 participating member organizations Participating Member Organizations River Art Group Fiesta River Art Show President: Jill Bequest Commissioner: Morgan Hampton San Antonio AIDS Foundation River City Christian School No event in 2010 President: Ezzard Castillo Commissioner: Charles Delgado WEBB Party President & Commissioner: Wendy Scholl San Antonio Lacrosse Association San Fernando Cathedral Mariachi Mass Fiesta San Fernando President: Rev. Tony Vilano Commissioner: Eloise A. Cortez Fiesta International Lacrosse Tournament President: Bill Montez Commissioner: Chip Flanagan University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio Botanical Society Sculptors Dominion Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show President: Dr. Louis J. Agnese Jr. Commissioner: Sr. Kathleen Coughlin, CCVI Rolling Hills Academy No event in 2010 President: Sergio Terran Commissioner: Dora Liz Walk Across Texas President: Joel Erben Commissioner: Candace Andrews San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet Dance Kaleidoscope President: Diana Plummer Commissioner: Blair Richter Sculptors Invitational President: Cristine Vasquez Commissioner: Gilbert E. Barrera University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio Blues Society Fiesta Blues Heritage Series President: Ross Schlichting Comissioner: Mike Davis Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church San Antonio Municipal Band Society for the Preservation of Historic Fort Sam Houston All-American Canteen President: Joan Gaither Commissioner: Pris Trawick Fiesta Under The Stars Fiesta UTSA President: Dr. Ricardo Romo Commissioner: Barry McKinney Urban 15 Fiesta De La Familia President: Msgr. Michael O'Gorman Commissioner: Hope Rodriguez San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Inc. Band concert President & Commissioner: Melvina M. Turner Incognito: Fiesta's Masked Ball President: Catherine Cisneros Commissioner: Patricia Orozco St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cactus Show & Sale President: Barbara Schulze Commissioner: Claude H. Townsend San Antonio Museum of Art Sons of the Republic of Texas (Alamo Chapter) This Hallowed Ground President: Alfred McCutcheon Jr. Commissioner: David Jauer VFW Post 76 Fiesta Nueva President: Albert Tietze Commissioner: William Brewer San Antonio Charro Association Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s President & Commissioner: Robb Wasielewski 10th Street River Festival President & Commissioner: Angel Vasquez St. Jude's Ranch for Children A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada President: Juan Gonzalez Commissioner: Eric Foultz San Antonio Parks Foundation Sons of the Republic of Texas (William Barret Travis Chapter) The Alamo: These Sacred Walls President & Commissioner: Tom Bagby Vietnam Veterans of America Texas Corvette Association Car Show President: Christine Spadafor Commissioner: Daniel Martin San Antonio College Multicultural Conference President & Commissioner: Juanita Luna Lawhn Fiestas Fantas�as at Market Square President: Vangie Flores Commissioner: Lila Cockrell All Veterans Memorial Service President: Daniel Medrano Commissioner: James Fenimore Witte Museum Saint Luke's Catholic Church Fiesta Finale President: Mari Hernandez Commissioner: Greg Shean San Antonio Roadrunners Fiesta Mission 10k & Kids' Runs Fiesta Fandango 2.6-Mile Run President: Joan Bobrukiewiez Commissioner: Debra Acosta Southwest School of Art and Craft San Antonio Conservation Society Fiesta Arts Fair President: Paula Owen Commissioner: Steve Strapple Fiesta Fandango President: Marise McDermott Commissioner: Heather Welder Russo Saint Mark's Episcopal Church Night in Old San Antonio President: R. Schreckenghost-Smith Commissioner: Nancy Avellar Woman's Club of San Antonio Music at St. Mark's President & Commissioner: Dr. Edwin Reike San Antonio German Club No event President: John Beauchamp Commissioner: Peter Hennessey IV San Antonio State Supported Living Center Family Festival President: Ralph Henry Commissioner: Orlando Cisneros State Association of Texas Pioneers Patriotic & Historical Ball President: Virginia Van Cleave Commissioner: Karen Rogers Fiesta Teenage Coronation Fiesta Flower Show Fiesta Luncheon, Hat Contest & Style Show President: Rose Hoelscher Commissioner: Kathy Littlefield Saint Mary's University Alumni Association Oyster Bake President: Jim Forkenbrock Commissioner: Steve Rosenauer San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce No event President: Ramiro Cavazos Commissioner: Shelly Alvarez San Antonio Symphony Texas Cavaliers Fiesta Pops--Pride of San Antonio President & Commissioner: Jack A. Fishman King Antonio Investiture Cavaliers River Parade President: Bill Mitchell Commissioner: Nick Campbell Women's Soccer Association of San Antonio Saint Mary's University Music Department Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert Fiesta Jazz Stage Band Festival President: Charles Cotrell, Ph.D. Commissioner: John Rankin, Ph.D. San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association San Antonio Zulu Association Top Ladies of Distinction Conference on Healthy Choices President: Wanda Moody Perkins Commissioner: Lydia Ross Soccer Tournament President & Commissioner: Alice Klein No event President: Bill Brendel Commissioner: Barb Machado A Taste of New Orleans President: Larry Taylor Commissioner: Howard Ray Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Track Meet President & Commissioner: Virginia Pope San Antonio Youth Centers United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc. Saint Philip's College St. Philip's CultureFest & Rib Cookoff President: Dr. Adena Williams Loston Commissioner: Julius Gordon Chips 'n' Salsa President: Cynthia LeMonds Commissioner: Joseph Maratea Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow President & Commissioner: Erwin J. De Luna participating member organizations 55 The Fiesta� San Antonio Commission Some participating member organizations of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission don't put on an event during Fiesta but are still important contributors to the celebration. Here are brief descriptions of these nonprofit groups. Daughters of the Republic of Texas-- Alamo Committee The Daughters of the Republic of Texas--Alamo Committee serves to preserve the Alamo as a sacred memorial to the heroes who sacrificed themselves upon this hallowed ground, through conservation of its historical structures, education in its historical heritage and attention to the needs of its visitors. Military-Civilian Club The Military-Civilian Club of San Antonio was organized in 1921 to foster patriotism and integration of the military and civilian communities of the San Antonio area. This organization of more than 500 women includes community leaders, wives of senior military officers and senior female officers from San Antonio's military installations. Two parallel sets of officers (military and civilian) serve and coordinate monthly activities throughout the year. The club awards a scholarship annually to a military dependent attending a San Antonio university. The Military-Civilian Club participates in Fiesta� San Antonio as the official sponsor for the Military Ambassadors, who are selected from eight area organizations. The club hosts a reception each year to introduce the Ambassadors to a wide spectrum of community leaders and Fiesta dignitaries. Other Fiesta activities include participating in the Pilgrimage to the Alamo and the Battle of Flowers� Parade. The Military-Civilian Club of San Antonio is proudly celebrating its 89th anniversary. Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1894 when San Antonio was a city of 32,000 people. By the early 1900s, the chamber had a little more than 300 members and an operating budget under $9,000. Today the organization is one of the largest chambers in the country, serving more than 3,000 members. The chamber is an advocate for its members and the business community in building a diverse and prosperous regional economy. It works to improve the quality of life and well-being of the entire community through strategic alliances and partnerships. Hermann Sons The Order of the Sons of Hermann in Texas (that's "Hermann" with two Ns) is a not-for-profit fraternal life insurance company, also referred to as a fraternal benefit society. It was founded in Texas in 1861 by two German immigrants who had migrated from New York City. The headquarters, known as the Grand Lodge, is located in San Antonio at 515 S. St. Mary's Street. Hermann Sons is the largest fraternal benefit society operating in only one state--Texas--with more than 76,000 members. Membership is conferred by a local lodge with the approval by the Grand Lodge of a life insurance contract or annuity. For 25 years, through 2004, the Hermann Sons Lodge in San Antonio sponsored one of Fiesta's most popular events, Hermann's Happiness. Miss Fiesta San Antonio Scholarship Pageant In 1949, Mr. Reynolds Andricks selected a queen to star in his illuminated night parade. He named her "Miss Fiesta." Beginning in 1950, a pageant took place annually to select Miss Fiesta. Local businesses and social organizations sponsored contestants. Miss Fiesta was the star of the Fiesta Flambeau� Parade until Andricks' death in 1982. His legacy continues today under new leadership. The title of Miss Fiesta was changed to "Miss Fiesta San Antonio," and the method of selecting her has changed also. It is now a scholarship program that provides scholarships to each young woman who becomes a finalist in the pageant. A 21-member board of directors guides the activities of the Miss Fiesta San Antonio Scholarship Pageant Inc. Besides her Fiesta duties, Miss Fiesta San Antonio serves as an ambassador internationally throughout the year. She travels to festivals and celebrations throughout the world. 56 participating member organizations Participating Member Organizations River City Christian Schools River City Christian School is a unique, Christ-centered, safe environment for children with learning differences and/or emotional difficulties. The school's specially trained teachers and multidisciplinary curriculum enable the children to learn and grow spiritually, academically and emotionally. The faculty, staff and students of RCCS are committed to making a difference in the special needs community by reaching them with the healing power of Jesus Christ. River City Christian School specializes in educating students from kindergarten to 12th grade who have learning differences. students enrolled in hospitality related fields of study at St. Philips College and UTSA. The Literacy for Life program initiated by the San Antonio Area Tourism Council receives annual financial support and volunteers from the organization. The association and its members are active in the community by providing volunteer hours and funding to many charities and groups across the city. Annual job fairs are held to introduce our local citizens to the hospitality industry and to provide an awareness of the opportunities and benefits of a career in the tourism field. Queen of Soul Inc. San Antonio Queen of Soul Inc., a member of the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission, is a chartered nonprofit, nonpolitical organization. This highly visible organization provides community representation in Fiesta activities and other civic and community programs. Through its annual pageant, contestants strive for the crown of Queen of Soul. Second and third place finishers are selected as First and Second Princesses of Queen of Soul. The 2010 San Antonio Queen of Soul Pageant is to take place March 27 at the Carver Community Cultural Center. In keeping with the rich tradition of the organization, young ladies displayed their talents, poise, elegance and intellect to an audience of invited Fiesta Royalty, community dignitaries, friends, family members and other guests. When the Fiesta activities begin you will find Queen of Soul members, the Queen and her Court participating. We are extremely pleased to have served as members of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission since 1973. Rolling Hills Academy Rolling Hills Academy is dedicated to the integral formation of each child in a very personal way through solid Catholic teaching, strong academics, promotion of human virtues, and an emphasis on apostolic works. The school's mission is to provide the highest quality education and integral formation in producing Christian leaders. A graduate of Rolling Hills Academy should be a young person of integrity and character with a solid knowledge of his faith and a superior grasp of the humanities and sciences. He should display the ability to critically discern the truth and exhibit an active disposition towards service. The mission of Rolling Hills Academy is reflected in the motto: Semper Altius, "Always Higher." San Antonio German Club The San Antonio German Club is one of the oldest social organizations in the United States. Each year since 1881, excluding war years, the German Club has presented the debutantes of San Antonio to society. The club is named after a dance called the "German," popular during the club's inception. Its members are representative of the pioneers of San Antonio and their descendants. The German Club participates in many of the public events of Fiesta, including the Pilgrimage to the Alamo, the Texas Cavaliers River Parade and the Battle of Flowers� Parade. San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is an advocate in building a better San Antonio. The organization provides small-, minorityand women-owned businesses with the necessary tools to competitively market, develop and access resources available within the community. Business development and education is an important commitment of the chamber, and a wide range of information is available for its members. The Hispanic Chamber, in partnership with the Free Trade Alliance and the Consul General of Mexico, provides assistance to businesses desiring to expand into international markets. For more information about the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce call (210) 225-0462. San Antonio Hotel and Lodging Association For more than 70 years, the San Antonio Hotel and Lodging Association has been the voice of the industry and currently represents more than 260 member businesses. In addition, the association stays actively involved as a representative of the industry in matters of legislation at all levels of government. The group provides educational programs for industry employees and offers annual scholarships to San Antonio high school graduates and participating member organizations 57 Business Members American Signal Equipment Co. Mr. P. Swearingen Jr. Alamo Training A. J. Monier & Co. Inc. Arthur Pfeil Florist Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Carneiro Chumney & Company Casa Rio/Schilos/Los Leones Cavazos Public Relations Cenveo Genisys Consulting Services Greater San Antonio Transportation Company Hill Country Vettes Dr. Michael Key Monarch Trophy Studio Motah Multi-Media Osborn Heirs Shelton & Valadez, P.C. Tan Ventures Inc. Thad Ziegler Glass Ltd. The Republic of Texas Restaurants Travis Wolff & Company LLP Wilson Companies Inc. 58 business memberships Parade Routes Parades have been around for thousands of years, beginning as processions of military units. The pyramids of Egypt and ancient sites in Central America and Asia have wall paintings showing parades or processions. Some 2,000 years ago the Roman Empire staged parades to celebrate army victories and pagan holidays. The modern tradition of parades originated in the Middle Ages in celebration of religious festivals, seasonal events or the entry of royalty into a city. The word "parade" comes from the French "to prepare" or "to show off." That's exactly what people did, with armies demonstrating their marching abilities and acrobats performing incredible feats. In the United States there were parades even before the Revolutionary War. Some of the oldest parades in the nation include: San Antonio residents and visitors enjoy three premier parades during the 11 days of Fiesta. � THE TEXAS CAVALIERS RIVER PARADE, April 19. In this parade King Antonio makes his official entrance for Fiesta� San Antonio. Starting in 1927 the "monarch of merriment" arrived by plane, train or automobile. In 1941 the Texas Cavaliers celebrated the completion of improvements to the San Antonio River Walk with the first River Parade, where the floats really float. The king has been delighting audiences along the River Walk ever since. � THE BATTLE OF FLOWERS� PARADE, April 23. It's the "grandmother" of them all, the oldest event of Fiesta� San Antonio. Ladies first paraded their flower-covered carriages around the Shrine of Texas Liberty in April 1891 to commemorate the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Today the parade is the largest in the country to be managed entirely by women. More than 200 floats, bands, balloons and entertainers will march down the 2.6-mile parade route. � THE FIESTA FLAMBEAU� PARADE, April 24. In 1948 Fiesta legend Reynolds Andricks created the Fiesta Flambeau� Parade to attract more visitors to San Antonio. He scheduled it as a night parade and encouraged organizations to light up their floats. Groups of men carrying torches, or flambeaus, helped brighten the way along the parade route. Today gaily lit floats, dancers and bands make the Flambeau Parade the nation's largest illuminated night parade. 1857 1890 1891 1907 1924 1940 1941 1948 Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, La. Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, Calif. Battle of Flowers � Parade, San Antonio Grand Floral Parade, Portland, Ore. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York Aquatennial Torchlight Parade, Minneapolis, Minn. Texas Cavaliers River Parade, San Antonio Fiesta Flambeau � Parade, San Antonio parade routes 59 The Fiesta� San Antonio Commission Former Presidents John Steen 2008 Jorge Gonzalez 2007 Mary West Traylor 2006 Larry Kurth 2005 Edward Steves 2004 Thad W. Ziegler 1998 Nick Garza 1997 Don Moy� 1996 Naomi Russell-Wolfman 1995 Jack Saunders 1994 - Deceased Carol Canty 1988 Byron L. LeFlore 1987 Agnes B. Harwood 1986 William F. Grinnan Jr. 1985 Joanna Parrish 1984 Weir Labatt III 1978 Jerome K. Harris Jr. 1977 Amanda Ochse 1976 James W. Gorman 1975 Robert H. Seal 1974 - Deceased Peter J. Hennessey Jr. 1968 Hallie Spice 1967 - Deceased John H. Morse 1966 - Deceased Orval A. Slater 1965 - Deceased 64 former presidents The selfless devotion of these past presidents has made possible the outstanding success of the Fiesta� San Antonio Commission since 1960. We thank these dedicated volunteer leaders and their families for the donation of their time, energy and creativity. Irma Flores 2003 Robert D. Reed 2002 - Deceased Gloria L. Ray 2001 Marshall T. Clegg 2000 Carlos R. Montemayor 1999 - Deceased Pete R. Martinez 1993 Robert W. Carlson 1992 Barbara Wenger 1991 Inell Schooler 1990 Roger Flores 1989 - Deceased Louis J. Sanchez 1983 Wilbur F. Littleton Jr. 1982 Louise Thomas 1981 Thad M. Ziegler 1980 Joe B. Martinez Jr. 1979 - Deceased Charles G. Orsinger 1973 John T. Steen 1972 - Deceased Ralph E. Lehr 1971 Stewart Johnson 1970 - Deceased Donald W. Garrett 1969 - Deceased Jerome K. Harris Sr. 1964 - Deceased Ames Gill Sr. 1963 - Deceased Harry D. Jersig 1962 - Deceased Tom Powell Sr. 1960-61 - Deceased former presidents 65 Special Membership Categories The Fiesta � San Antonio Commission thanks its 2010 Special Members. Their support helps make Fiesta one of the premier festivals in the nation. Fiesta� 2010 President Argo Group US Commander Lone Star OB/GYN Associates PA | Rio San Antonio Cruises Ltd. | Steves & Sons | Sen. Jeff Wentworth Ambassador Dr. Bruce Begia | Marti's | Santa Rosa Health Care | Sturchio Entertainment & ThemeTravelers Diplomat Ms. Rosemary Kowalski | Ace Mart Restaurant Supply | Bolner's Fiesta Products Inc. | Diamond K Ranch Frost Bank | Jefferson Bank | Marriott Rivercenter Riverwalk Nonprofit Downtown Alliance | Helotes Creek Nature Center La Linda Reina Educational Civic Foundation Inc. | Longs Creek H.O.A. envoy Mr. Jorge Gonzales | Affordable Custodial Supply | Banker Associates Inc | Broadway National Bank Corales Dental Office | Denny's Restaurants | Heart of Texas Enterprises | Hollerbach & Associates Inc. Stone Oak Ophthalmology | LJP Leasing | Marriott Plaza San Antonio | Martin Drought, P.C. | Standard Waste Services LLC Tsakopulos Brown Schott & Anchors | Wortham Insurance & Risk Management Agency | Zachry Group Inc. special membership categories 71 Angel Gold Members Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Gutzman Tim & Karen Hixon Angel Silver Members Ms. Myfe Moore Tom E. Turner IV and Christine Turner Angel Bronze Members Ms. Ann Griffith Ash Mrs. Susan Campbell Laurri Garcia Mrs. Marion Kimbro Wendy Wirth Premier Memberships Mr. Albert Biedenharn III Dr. Mary Jo Garcia Biggs Mrs. Frances Billups Chuck & Maureen Blische Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bolner Robert Bondesen Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Boone Mrs. Patricia Bose Mr. Steve Bourdeau Mr. Jerry Bragg Mr. & Mrs. James Branton Col. (Ret) Wilfred Brassard Ms. Betty Brice Mr. & Mrs. Walter Brown Mr. & Mrs. Willis Brown Dr. Janet Burge Mrs. Harriette Burns Mrs. Beverly Burris Ms. Carole Anne Callsen Mr. James Calvert Mr. Richard Calvert Mr. Nick Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Cantu Jr. Mrs. Carol Canty Ms. Lauren Caradec Mrs. Karen Carew Joe & Mary Carmack Mrs. Dolores Carrillo Mrs. Bonnie Carrisal Mrs. Ann Carter Mr. Joe Casas Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Cavender Martha Cerna Ms. Blanca Cervantes Mr. David Chavez Damon Cherry Ms. Nancy Christensen Ms. Barbara Christenson David Christian Col. 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