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freedom and places more responsibility for learning on the child may be more beneficial for other children. Curriculum: Does the school’s curriculum match your expectations and goals for your child’s education? As discussed previously, a child’s learning style should match the style of curriculum offered by the school. Looking at the curriculum, visiting classes and reading the school’s report card are ways to find out how well the school addresses core subjects such as reading, writing and mathematics.

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Activities Dinosaur-Quest is an extraordinary museum-style dinosaur exhibit unlike any you have ever seen! Displaying nineteen life-size dinosaur skeletons and over sixty skulls, Dinosaur-Quest is more than your average dinosaur exhibit. Each of the exhibits is presented under captivating lighting schemes along with sound effects, and our signature high end animation. Our state-of-the-art animation will help propel any visitor’s experience to another time and place. Also, located in our skull room, the exhibit has a big screen short film about Tyrannosaurus Rex sure to entertain all dinosaur enthusiasts. Dinosaur-Quest has recently been certified by Robert Burleson MEd. from Our Lady of the Lake and given a complete TEKS aligned curriculum for grades three thru five which includes pre-visit activities, during visit activities, and post-visit activities. Paleontologist, Clayton Nye the Dino Guy, is also well versed in all things dinosaur and spends his days walking about Dinosaur-Quest explaining more to visitors regarding anything that is dinosaur related. The Dino Guy encourages all visitors to ask questions as to provide a full understanding of prehistoric life. Dinosaur-Quest will provide a much needed constant dinosaur exhibit and tourist attraction to downtown San Antonio. It is located on the second floor of the Rivercenter mall beneath the Rivercenter Comedy Club and above the Express store. The exhibit is one of the largest displays of prehistoric animals in Texas. With twenty two-thousand square feet of scientific entertainment and education, Dinosaur-Quest is sure to be a grand slam for anyone even remotely interested in prehistoric life.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is a multi-million dollar haunted house featuring live actors, animatronics and bone chilling special effects. Ride an old coffin cage to the top floor and then find your own way out! Guinness World Records Museum is a state of the art, interactive experience that brings the world famous book to life. Enjoy a combination of world record artifacts, exhibits, videos, touch screen computers, games, and interactive trivia spread out through 16 themed galleries and 10,000 square feet. Human Achievement, Sports, Science and Technology, The Environment, and Entertainment are just some of the galleries you will visit. It’s fun for all ages. Tours are self-paced. You may go as fast or as slow as you wish. Tomb Rider 3D – Our newest attraction is a multi-million dollar, special effect 3D shooting, adventure ride! Journey down into the ancient tomb of the Egyptian God, Anubis. Shoot for the high score and try to defeat the curse…if you can. After the ride, enjoy our unique, fun arcade – we provide you with 2 free tokens per paid admission. Hours of Operation: (Memorial weekend - Labor Day)

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The Woodlawn Theatre is proud to offer two exciting summer camps. Camp Broadway 2 and Disney’s Mulan Jr. are sure to challenge students from beginners to advanced and make for an unforgettable summer. For ages 6-18 Monday thru Friday 9am-4pm Tuition is $395 for each camp Contact Sherry to register at sherry@woodlawntheatre.com

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Party Shoppes A’s Party Rentals 1605 Roosevelt Ave San Antonio,TX 78210 (210)534-0004 Acting Up CDA 1604 & Bandera (Falcon Bank Shopping Center) (210)508-5894 Acting Up offers After School Care, Birthday Parties, Weekly Classes, Home School Classes, Holiday Workshops, Summer Camps, and Adult Classes. http://ActingUpCDA.com Casa De Linda Art (830)624-5302 New Braunfels,TX Now Enrolling for Fall! CHILDREN: Basic Painting ages 10-16; Paintalong ages 7-11; Drawing ages 8-13. ADULTS: Acrylic Painting, Intro to Watercolor, Into to Oil, Basic Drawing & More! Please call for hours and directions. www.CasaDeLinda.com Coconut Lime Cake Shop (210)226-0093 115 E Travis St Specializes in designing one-of-akind cakes for any occasion. Located inside the Milam Diner. Embassy Miniature Golf 500 Embassy Oaks (210)496-5847 We Do Miniature BIG! It’s a Tropical Paradise right in the middle of San Antonio . . . featuring lush tropical foliage, waterfalls and Water Wars . . . the ultimate Water Balloon Battle Game! Call for Birthday Party information. www.EmbassyMiniatureGolf.com Mastiff Party Rentals 13316 O’Connor Road San Antonio,TX 78233 (210)627-0690 www.mastiffpartyrentals.com

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Cowboy Pete’s Favorites Young Chefs Academy The Young Chefs Academy in Stone Oak is a cooking school for kids with real recipes and lots of hands-on fun! Come into the kitchen with us and cook up some fun!! You can enjoy weekly cooking classes when you become a member of Young Chefs Academy and cook with us in the afternoons. We also offer “adult” cake decorating classes (ages 16+) with Chef Carmen. She teaches you techniques that can enhance your decorating skills at home. Do you have trouble boiling water? Come in for out adult classes where we will cover all the basics from knife skills to garnishing and plating. All classes are a complete hands-on experience. Petland Petland features a large selection of tropical fish, small animals, reptiles, and kittens and unmatched customer service. For more than 38 years, Petland has been the retail pet industry leader in the area of animal care with ongoing staff training programs, in-store animal husbandry systems and community service programs aimed at placing homeless pets and curbing pet overpopulation in the community. It is our desire at Petland to make a difference in the communities we serve. Petland has two great locations in San Antonio to meet all your pets’ needs. Come visit!

Garden Fantasy has many unique gifts and gifts ideas for the home and garden. Garden Fantasy was recently named as a “Destination Store” for the Lindsay Phillips line of “Switchflops” and many other style of Lindsay Phillips shoes and coordinating accessories. They recently added a baby boutique room and carries unique items such as hooded bathtowels, blankets, footwear, babies first bank, babies first feeding. Garden Fantasy offers a gift registry for new mamas to be. Garden Fantasy strives to provide our customers with the highest quality customer service.

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Directions: 1.Crack the egg into a medium-size bowl and beat well. Then mix in the milk and vanilla extract. 2.Put the margarine in a frying pan. Heat the pan on the stovetop on medium heat. It’s hot enough when the margarine starts to bubble. 3.Dunk each piece of bread in the egg mixture. Make sure the bread is totally covered. 4.Cook the bread in the frying pan on low heat until the underside is light brown (about 5 minutes). 5.Use a spatula to flip the bread over, and cook again for another 5 minutes. 6.Use the spatula to transfer the French toast to a plate.

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Family Dining AMERICAN Armadillo’s 1423 McCullough (210)226-7556

Big’z Burger Joint 2303 N SL-1604 W (210) 408-2029 www.bigz-burgerjoint.com Cheesy Jane’s 4200 Broadway Street (210) 826-0800 www.cheesyjanes.com Chris Madrid’s Nachos & Burgers 1900 Blanco Rd • (210)735-3552 Clear Springs Restaurant 606 West Afton Oaks Boulevard (210) 403-3474 www.clearspringscafe.com Frank’s Hog Stand 801 South Presa • (210)226-2255 Good Time Charlies 2922 Broadway • 210-828-5392 www.gtcsatx.com Lucky Burger 2114 NW Military Hwy • (210)341-8866 www.luckyburger.net

Family Dining BBQ

Barbecue Station 1610 NW Loop 410 210-824-9191 www.barbecuestation.com Bun ‘N Barrel 1150 Austin Highway 210-828-2829 www.bunnbarrel.com Fatso’s Sports Garden 1704 Bandera • 210-432-0121 www.fatsossportsgarden.com Texas Pride Barbecue 2980 E. Loop 1604 210-649-3730

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Incredible Pizza Company 11743 West Avenue (210)342-212 Spaghetti Warehouse 1226 E. Houston St 210-299-1114 EZ’s Brick Oven and Grill 5 locations around town www.ezsrestaurants.com

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Amorcito’s Mexican Cocina y Cantina 2318 N Loop 1604 West (210)493-2204

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900 Ellison Dr. S. 78245 Pond, playscape, pavilion, gazebo, covered basketball court, walking trail

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19399 NW Military Hwy. 78257 3 pavilions, 2 restrooms, playscape, 94 picnic units, hard and soft nature trails. Reservations

McAllister Park

13102 Jones-Maltsberger 78247 4 pavilions, restrooms, 156 picnic units, 8 baseball fields, dog park, 3 miles of trails (hard, soft, nature)

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15700 O’Connor 78247 Pavilion, 18-hole disc golf course

Stone Oak

20395 Stone Oak Parkway 78258 (Phase I open) covered shelter, trails, natural features

Harlandale

301 Sussex 78221 Community Center, athletic fields, playground, basketball court, jogging trail (.25 miles) Reservations

Medina River Natural Area

12160 Babcock Road Soft surface and natural hike and bike trails along Leon Creek. Features include Buddy Calk Trailhead and Earl Scott Pond. Parks adjacent to greenway include Bamberger, O.P. Schnabel and Leon Vista

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9606 Bandera 78240 YMCA branch, 1 pavilion, 1 playscape, restroom, athletic fields, basketball courts, nature trails (4.5 miles)

Brackenridge Park

3700 N. St. Mary’s 78209 Pavilions, playscapes, athletics fields, restrooms

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600 HemisFair Park 78205 Tower of the Americas, water features, World’s Fair historic structures

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305 Dora 78212 Pool, 2 playgrounds, athletic fields, basketball court, hard-surface trail

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3503 ML King Drive 78220 Pool, playground, restrooms, athletic fields, basketball and tennis courts, 0.33 miles of hard surface trail, stream, fishing

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Events On-Going Events Ongoing - February 5, 2011 Pecos Bill | Magik Theatre

Get ready for a rootin’, tootin’, Texican spectacular adventure

Events March Events March 5, 2011

High School Camp | Providence High School

Ongoing - March 1, 2011

High School Camp – A fun filled one day camp for girls & boys entering grades 5 – 8. This one day camp allows girls & boys to be on campus at Providence and Central Catholic high schools and explore high school classes. Students sign up for two sessions that include Art, Dance, Chemistry, History, Physics, Engineering and so much more! Cost is $10 and includes a T-shirt & pizza. Learn more by visiting www.providencehs.net.

The unique sculptures of San Antonio’s very own George Schroeder will be displayed in the fall presentation of Art in the Garden.

March 11 - 13, 2011

Ongoing - March 31, 2011

March 11 - 13, 2011

Ongoing - May 1, 2011

Free and Open to the public. Dyeing of the River Green, March 12th at 3p.m. at the Arneson River Theater. St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 12th starting at 3p.m. on the River Walk.

Art in the Garden: George Schroeder San Antonio Botanical Garden

Main Plaza Farmers Market Leaving Home, Finding Home: Texas Families Remember the Mexican Revolution Institute of Texan Cultures

A look back on the Mexican Revolution through the eyes of Texas families.

February Events February 1 - March 13, 2011 The Cure the Vampire Musical

In this rock n roll fable, two friends stumble across the world’s last surviving vampires. Offered the chance to live forever, one man is seduced while the other barely escapes with his life, setting in motion an even greater fight for survival. At the crossroads of humanity and immortality, lies...THE CURE.

February 3 - 20, 2011

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

2011 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo- Livestock Show, Carnival, Booths and Exhibits, 5-Time PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year

February 5, 2011

Asian Festival | Institute of Texan Cultures

The Asian Festival at the Institute of Texan Cultures in downtown San Antonio showcases Asian cultures and traditions from the Pacific Rim. This community event includes martial arts demonstrations, botanicals and mouthwatering cuisine from more than a dozen Far Eastern countries – such as Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Pakistani, Filipino, and Polynesian.

February 5, 2011

2011 Stock Show Stampede 4 Mile Run/ 1.6 Mile Walk AT&T Center

4 Mile Run/1.6 Mile Walk to Kick off the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

February 12, 2011

CACCC Valentine’s Day 5k Fun Run/Walk Landa Park, New Braunfels

A refreshing 5k run through scenic Landa Park benefiting the children of Comal County

February 12, 2011

Chocolate Day | San Antonio Botanical Garden

The Garden will celebrate the story of chocolate—just in time for Valentine’s Day—with food demonstrations, music, and chocolate plants. Botanical Society volunteers will host a plant sale. 3.1 Mile tree lined paved run or 1 mile walk

Fiesta Primavera | Market Square Annual River Walk St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

March 12, 2011

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Come enjoy the parade Downtown!

March 14 - 18, 2011

Spring Break at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Daily children’s programs on topics such as early pioneer life, Japanese gardening and culture, birding, and gardening activities. Botanical Society volunteers will host a Plant Sale each day, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

March 19, 2011

Festival of India | La Villita

March 25, 2011

FAMILY NIGHTS @ SPC - Learning FUN & GAMES ~ A Continuing Education program of St. Philip’s College FAMILY NIGHTS @ SPC Join us for a night of fun, food, and laughter. Each month the Community Service Training center will host a family night at the Learning and Leadership Development Center.

April Events April 1, 2011

Jesus Christ Super Star

Jesus Christ Superstar was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage. The show opened on 12th October 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York with the London production opening on 9th August 1972 with Paul Nicholas (Jesus), Stephen Tate (Judas) and Dana Gillespie (Mary Magdalene). By the time it closed, after some eight years and 3,358 performances, it had become the longest-running

April 1, 2011

Dancing with the Stars San Antonio | La Villita Assembly Hall

Local San Antonio celebrities will compete in a dancing contest and raise dollars for Family Endeavors

April 2, 2011

Providence Open House

If You Give a Pig a Party | Magik Theatre

Based on a book by Laura Joffe Numeroff; Adapted for the stage by David Morgan; Music by Ricky Hernandez

Get to know us! Come visit our brand new Performing Arts Center and our newly renovated library. Find out why San Antonio Magazine named Providence one of the Top 10 Private Schools. Providence is a College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 6 – 12. We offer: 13 Advanced Placement Classes, 5 Dual Credit Courses, 100% College Acceptance, Class of 2010 shared $5 million in college scholarships, Broadcast Journalism, Video Technology, Internship class for Seniors to gain real world experience. 9am – 11am, 1215 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78215. Visit www.providencehs.net to learn more or call Nora Walsh, Enrollment Director at 210-224-6651 x210.

February 19. 2011

April 7 - 17, 2011

Run and Walk for those who suffer from lung cancer, asthma, COPD and other lung diseases. Walk to help everyone breathe easier!

Fiesta really is one of America’s truly great festivals. It began as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That commemoration still takes place. But over the past century and more, Fiesta has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures. Some 100 local nonprofit groups work in their communities year round to prepare for their Fiesta events. 2011 marks Fiesta’s 120th anniversary.

February 16 - March 26, 2010

2011 Fight For Air 5K Run/Walk | SeaWorld San Antonio

March Events March 1 - 31, 2011

Art in the Garden | San Antonio Botanical Garden

Celebrating Contemporary Art Month, the 2011 Art in the Garden installation will feature artists from The Texas Sculptors Group (TSG) and will be curated by Lilly Wei. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the San Antonio Botanical Garden and Blue Star Contemporary Art Center.

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Fiesta San Antonio 2011

April 22, 2011

High School Placement Test (HSPT) & Middle School Placement Test (MSPT ) at Providence

High School Placement Test (HSPT) & Middle School Placement Test (MSPT ) will be offered at Providence – The College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 6-12 at 9am. Academic & Merit Scholarships are available based on test results. These assessment tests are used as a tool for acceptance to an education at Providence in addition to past grades and recommendations. Don’t miss this important date. For more information and to register to take the HSPT ($15) or MSPT ($10) visit www.providencehs.net.

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Art & Crafts

Egg Carton Flowers and Vase For the Vase you’ll need: Empty bottle or jar Shoe Polish Masking tape Cloth Rag Completely cover your clean glass bottle, with torn or cut pieces of masking tape. Making sure that the pieces of tape overlap each other. With an old rag, rub the shoe polish into the tape. Leave to dry. Fill with flowers or a plant. Tips... Younger children should not participate in the shoe polish stage. Sometimes a second rubbing or glossing adds to the beauty. Egg Carton Flowers Add these home made flowers to your newly created vase! If you have an older and younger child, they can work as a team. The eldest can make the vase and your little one can paint the flowers. For the Flowers you’ll need: Cardboard egg carton paint or markers Pipe Cleaners Cut the cups away from the rest of the egg carton. Cut 4 - 6 petals on each flower so that is resembles a tulip. Bend and curl petals anyway you think looks best. Poke a hole through the center of the cup. Thread the pipe cleaner trough the hole and knot to create the stem. Use more Pipe cleaners to bend and shape leaves then attach to stem by twisting on. You are now ready to decorate your flower with paint or markers.

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