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Fiesta 2009 Events & Organizations

About Fiesta and the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission

Fiesta 2009 Guide Map & Calendar of Events

Former Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Presidents Special Membership Categories

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Fiesta 2009 Royalty

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Fiesta 2009 Schedule of Events

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Become a Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Member

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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. Special Thanks To Our Advertisers: AD Ideas L.L.C. - pg. 9 Argo Group - pg. 73 Battle of Flowers Association - pg. 39 Bill’s Tractor & Equipment, Ltd. - pg. 62 Bob Carlson - pg. 81 Brighton School - pg. 41 Briones Consulting & Engineering, Ltd. - pg. 78 Broadway Bank - pg. 80 Bud Light - inside back cover Capital One Bank pg. 89 & inside front cover Cavender Auto Family - pg. 76 The CE Group - pg. 86

Christa Santa Rosa - pg. 83 Clear Channel Radio - pg. 91 Coke - pg. 14 Conservation Society - pg. 28 Cram Roofing - pg. 82 Dennis Gutzman - pg. 85 Dick Tips - pg. 78 Double-Take Designs - pg. 61 El Consejo - pg. 64-65 El Gallo Winery - pg. 52 Enchanted Springs Ranch - pg. 60 Encore - pg. 83 The Event Company - pg. 85 Flambeau Association - pg. 45 Fiesta Fiesta - pg. 17

Go Vision - pg. 73 Heart of Texas - pg. 79 H-E-B - outside back cover IBC Bank - pg. 59 Jon Alonzo - pg. 46 KABB / KMYS - pg. 32 KRTU / Trinity University - pg. 88 La Mansion Hotel - pg. 13 La Prensa - pg. 62 Lo Bello - pg. 35 Luhn-McCain Insurance Agency - pg. 37 Macy’s - pg. 82 Magic Time Machine - pg. 88 Marilyn Eldridge - pg. 81 Martin & Drought, P.C. - pg. 88 Mary Begia - pg. 77

Monarch Trophy - pg. 81 Pocket Communications - pg. 68 Port San Antonio - pg. 27 Purina - pg. 43 Quarry Village - pg. 67 Ray Torres - pg. 86 Rio Cruises - pg. 52 Rio San Antonio - pg. 33 Roy Barrera - pg. 16 Sam Steves - pg. 74 San Antonio AIDS Foundation - pg. 23 San Antonio Blues Society - pg. 21 San Antonio Charro Association - pg. 36 San Antonio Express News - pg. 72 San Antonio Metro Ballet - pg. 44

San Antonio Rodeo - pg. 69 San Antonio Women’s Club - pg. 47 San Antonio Zoo -pg. 84 San Pedro Playhouse - pg. 61 Santikos Theatres - pg. 81 Senator Jeff Wentworth - pg. 59 Scene In SA - pg. 56 South Texas Money Management - pg. 60 Southwest School of Art & Craft - pg. 29 Spa Week - pg. 15 Square & Round Dance - pg. 42 St. Anthony Hotel - pg. 66 St. John’s Lutheran Church - pg. 46 Steves & Sons - pg. 85 Tequilame - pg. 53

Texas Cavaliers - pg. 31 Toyota - pg. 24 & 90 University of the Incarnate Word - pg. 38 USAA - pg. 85 Valenzuela Family Foundation - pg. 79 Westin Riverwalk - pg. 19 Witte Museum - pg. 19 Zeta Phi Beta - pg. 25 Zulu Association / Taste of New Orleans - pg. 21


Fiesta Greetings Viva Fiesta 2009!

Viva Fiesta! And Viva the three million San Antonio residents and visitors who make our festival one of the biggest and best in the world! We trace Fiesta history back to the very first Battle of Flowers Parade in April 1891. Therefore, Fiesta San Antonio marks its 118th anniversary this year. But we’re highlighting another significant milestone, too. The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission was created by the city’s Chamber of Commerce in 1959. The commission is an independent nonprofit organization that gets no government funding. It’s made up today of local nonprofit groups that produce most official Fiesta events. (Area military organizations also sponsor events.) For 50 years the commission has coordinated all Fiesta matters. That includes making arrangements with City of San Antonio officials for things like police protection and street closures. The commission works with the military to fill requests from nonprofits for color guards, bands and other support. The commission also welcomes new nonprofit organizations each year. We’ve grown from 12 charter members in ’59 to 101 this year—a record! The number of events is growing, too. This year you can choose from 108 activities taking place all over San Antonio—and beyond. Here’s the list of new events for 2009: • Tee Off to Fiesta, Golf with Royalty, sponsored by El Consejo de Reyes Feos Anteriores, April 13, Silver Horn Golf Course, 1100 Bitters Rd. (Yes, this golf tournament takes place the Monday before Fiesta’s official start!) • Fiesta Fiesta Kickoff, sponsored by the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, April 16 in front of the Alamo. This new event replaces the traditional Friday morning Opening Ceremony. (With this Thursday evening party, Fiesta is now an 11-day festival!) • Fiesta Pops, performed by the San Antonio Symphony, April 17-19 at the Majestic Theater. • Chips ’n’ Salsa, sponsored by San Antonio Youth Centers, April 18 at El Tropicano Hotel. • A Musical Tribute to San Antonio, Past-Present-Future, performed by the San Antonio Municipal Band, April 26 at San Antonio College’s McAllister Auditorium. While no one can hope to visit every single event, I hope that you’ll consider trying at least one new activity this April. For details, check the event descriptions starting on page 18. And remember that Fiesta never ends—because the support you give to Fiesta’s nonprofit organizations helps them help their neighbors every day of the year. Once again, Viva Fiesta!

Charles Barrett

President Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Inc.

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Mayor Greetings

Bienvenidos

As the Mayor of the City of San Antonio and on behalf of my colleagues and the citizens of San Antonio, I want to extend a hearty Texas-size welcome to everyone in celebration of Fiesta 2009! 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 108 different events to celebrate San Antonio’s rich cultural 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. In San Antonio, we know how to throw a party, and this 118th Fiesta promises to be a memorable and exciting one. Fiesta would not be possible without the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission, comprised of a small but talented staff, more than 100 nonprofit organizations and a dedicated legion of 75,000 volunteers. Special thanks to these volunteers for the countless hours of time and talent that they donate to make Fiesta an overwhelming success year after year. In San Antonio, we like to say that Fiesta never ends because the volunteer and military groups who participate in Fiesta continue throughout the year to give back to our community and defend our country. Fiesta 2009 is sure to bring you many smiles and a few pleasant surprises. Visitors from every comer of the world are descending upon San Antonio to revel in 11 days of merriment and fun. Sincerely,

Phil Hardberger, Mayor

Military Coordinator Greetings Viva Fiesta!

For 118 years, America’s military has played a proud and prominent role in celebrating Fiesta San Antonio. This year, we continue the tradition by hosting festivities on our bases, providing ceremonial units and music at many events, and simply taking part in one of our country’s greatest community celebrations. We also have outstanding service men and women from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard serving as Military Ambassadors throughout Fiesta, representing more than 50,000 troops and nearly 70,000 Department of Defense civilians and military retirees who call San Antonio home. The spirit of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto lives on in our community today through all of these great Americans dedicating their lives to service. On behalf of the entire military community, I thank the people of San Antonio for making the military welcome wherever we go. You honor us all year round. I also give a special thanks to the Military-Civilian Club, whose support makes the Military Ambassador program possible. Remember the Alamo. Remember our troops who serve America today. Viva San Antonio – “Military City USA”!

LT. GEN. THOMAS R. TURNER Commanding General, U.S. Army North Fiesta Military Coordinator 2009

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Fiesta Greetings

Fiesta®

san antonio Commission staff PERMANENT STAFF

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.

Chuck Blische Executive Director

Fernando Villarreal Asst. Executive Director

Anne Keever Cannon, APR

Public Relations Manager

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.

Tim Nakata

Nancy Hunt

Patty Gonzales

Linda Skop

Controller

Development Manager

The Fiesta Commission returns more than $1 million to the community each year: It gives allocations to Fiesta events that are not financially  self-supporting. provides bleachers for seating sales to the Battle of  ItFlowers® and Fiesta Flambeau® Parade associations. licenses more than 100 nonprofit groups (church groups,  Ityouth groups, civic organizations) to sell street chairs 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.

Projects Manager

Creative Coordinator

SEASONAL STAFF

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.

Viva Fiesta! Mickey Tovar, Joni Belk, Mary Martha Hernandez, Bob McConnell, Pat McConnell, Tina Flatten, Rachel Castillo, Trish Martin & Alice Kormanik

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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 Cascarón” 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 Don Morris (deceased) Don Moyė Dennis O’Malley (deceased) Pete Ortiz Les Paulick Jane Cheever Powell Robert Reed (deceased) Janice Ricks Paul R. Rossbach Louis Sanchez Mary Schug

Tom Sineni Edward Steves Logan Stewart (deceased) Richard Uriegas Virginia Van Cleave Maximo Virgil (deceased) Lee Vogel Naomi Russell-Wolfman Thad M. Ziegler Thad W. Ziegler

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Charles Barrett President

2009 Fiesta

san antonio Commission

Marilyn Eldridge Treasurer

Board Of Commissioners

Elected Fiesta Commissioners Louis Barrios Randy Bear Rob Bentley JoAnn Boone Rhonda Kolm Calvert Orlando Cisneros Carolyn Cohen Sara Cook

Trisha Gamboa Cristina Gonzalez Debbie Gonzalez Randy Harig Vonzetta Hickman Mark Koshnick Ken Lowe Lindsey Musch

John Ferguson

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The Order of the Alamo

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Pete Ortiz Janice Ricks Steve Rosenauer Louise Simmons Emily Thigpen Solis Lorrie Beth Tijerina Dick Tips Raymond Torres

Tom Sandoval

Rey Feo Scholarship Committee

Alison Boone

Battle of Flowers Association

Marcie Ince

San Antonio Conservation Society


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Fiesta san antonio executive Committee

Mary Begia President-elect

Sam Bell Steves Senior Vice President

Evangelina Flores

The Honorable

Vice President

Susan D. Reed Vice President

Roy Barrera

John Steen

Freddy Valenzuela

Chuck Blische

Clause Heide

Antonio Alvarado

Barbara Wright

Penny McCutchen Gardner

Secretary

Beethoven Maennerchor

Immediate Past President

Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association

Presidential Appointee

Military Civilian Club

Executive Director

Miss Fiesta Scholarship Pageant

Lila Cockrell

San Antonio Parks Foundation

Larry Taylor

San Antonio Zulu Association

Erwin J. DeLuna

United San Antonio Pow Wow

Nick Campbell Texas Cavaliers

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Fiesta® 2009

Sponsors and Underwriters

The Fiesta ® San Antonio Commission is extremely grateful to its 2009 Fiesta sponsors and underwriters. They help make Fiesta the community extravaganza it is through their outstanding and continued support.

Sponsors

Capital One Bank

H-E-B

Official Fiesta Bank

Toyota

Official Fiesta Grocery Store

Official Fiesta Vehicle

Bud Light/Budweiser

E. & J. Gallo Wineries

Pocket

Lone Star Special Tees

Official Fiesta Beer

Coca-Cola

Official Fiesta Wine

Official Fiesta Wireless Provider

Official Fiesta Soft Drink

Official Fiesta Merchandise

Macy’s

Official Fiesta Department Store

Tequilame

Official Fiesta Tequila

Underwriters Steves and Sons Inc.

Capital One Bank

Fort Sam Houston Fireworks

Poster Unveiling

Clear Channel Communications Foundation

Valero Energy Corporation

Media Sponsors KABB/KMYS

Scene In SA

Official Fiesta Television Stations

La Prensa

Official Fiesta City Magazine

Official Fiesta Spanish Language Newspaper

San Antonio Express News, 210SA and Prime Time Publications Official Fiesta English Language Newspapers

KJ-97, MIX 96.1, THE NEW Q 101.9, WOAI-AM, TICKET 760, KZEP, 925 THE OUTLAW Official Fiesta Radio Stations

KRTU

Official Fiesta College Radio Station

In-Kind Sponsors Martin & Drought, PC Attorneys at Law

The CE Group

Event Based Marketing

Dixie Flag

Street Banner & Flag Manufacturer

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AD Ideas, L.L.C.

Official Fiesta Design Firm

Santikos Theatres

Official Fiesta Movie Theatres

The St. Anthony Hotel Official Fiesta Hotel

DPT Laboratories Event Venue


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Poster Contest Winner

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Billy Mitchell has been a soldier, a Greenwich Village guitarist and a TV personality in Manila, the Philippines. But his first love has always been the visual arts. Mitchell remembers first picking up a pencil at age 7, when he drew a picture of the baby on a Gerber cereal box. “My brother thought I’d traced the baby,” Mitchell recalled. “But my picture was different from the original.” His interest in drawing and painting grew through his primary school years, and he considered becoming a portrait artist. But when he was 14, a neighbor in his home town of Owensboro, Ky., handed Mitchell a camera. He’s been snapping shutters ever since. To learn the art of picture taking, Mitchell worked after school for a local photographer. Soon he was on the staff of the local newspaper evenings and weekends. His first formal study in the field was at the Winona School of Photography in Indiana. After military service, Mitchell moved to Houston and got a job at the Gittings Studio. “I had the opportunity to photograph astronauts and prominent individuals in business, healthcare and politics” as well as families in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona, he said. In 1970 Mitchell moved out on his own and photographed clients around the country. He focused on photography until, in 1998, he dusted off his easel and returned to painting. He studied in Boerne with Tom Ricks, who created the Fiesta 1993 poster, and took classes at the Barnstone Studios in Coplay, Penn., and the Pensylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Today Mitchell works in both fields. He paints many portraits in oils or acrylics and has expanded into fine art photography. Art lovers can see his work at his website, billymitchell.com.

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Fiesta 2009

Schedule of Events

Official events that start or take place before April 16

* 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Texas Corvette Association Car Show, Main Plaza, Boerne

Saturday, March 28

* 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Cibolo

San Antonio Women’s Fiesta Soccer Tournament, 488 E. FM Rd. 78,

8:01-10 p.m.

Queen of Soul Scholarship Pageant, Carver Community Cultural Center,

226 N. Hackberry St.

Saturday, April 4

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

NAACP Youth Image Awards Banquet Fort Sam Houston NCO Club,

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sculptors Dominion Exhibit, Villa del Carmen, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

1395 Chaffee Rd.

Sunday, April 5

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Battle ALS With Flowers, Sunset Station, 1174 E. Commerce

9 a.m.-noon.

Walk Across Texas, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston

* 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fiesta Blast Model Rocketry Meet, Tom C. Clark High School,

* 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Zeta Phi Beta Fiesta Intra-City Track Meet, Fox Tech Stadium,

* 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fiesta International Lacrosse Tournament, St. Mary’s Hall,

5150 DeZavala Rd.

727 Quincy

9401 Starcrest

Sculptors Dominion Exhibit, Villa del Carmen, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

Saturday, April 11

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fiesta Bird Mart, Live Oak Civic Center, 8101 Pat Booker Rd.

* 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fiesta de los Niños, Port San Antonio, Hwy. 90 South on 36th St.

* 10-11 a.m.

San Jacinto Victory Celebration, The Alamo

* 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow, Mission County Park No. 1,

* 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Earth Day, Woodlawn Lake

Monday, April 13

* 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Paseo del Rio Children’s Festival, Rivercenter Mall Lagoon

* 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

San Antonio State School’s Fiesta Festival, San Antonio State School,

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sculptors Dominion Exhibit, Villa del Carmen, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

Sunday, April 12

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

6030 Padre

Sculptors Dominion Exhibit, Villa del Carmen, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

noon-6:30 p.m.

Tee Off To Fiesta, Golf With Royalty (new event!),

Silver Horn Golf Course, 1100 Bitters Rd.

6711 S. New Braunfels Ave.

Wednesday, April 15

* 4-10 p.m.

* 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana

Fiesta Events

Thursday, April 16

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Queens and Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions, Witte Museum,

3801 Broadway

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiesta Arts Fair, Southwest School of Art and Craft, 300 Augusta

* 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fiesta Especial, River City Christian School, 5810 Blanco Rd. Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.

* 5-10 p.m.

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C

* 10 a.m.-midnight

* 5-10:30 p.m.

Fiesta® Fiesta Kickoff (new event!), Alamo Plaza

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sculptors Dominion Exhibit, Villa del Carmen, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monticello Park Historic District Tour of Homes

(VIA Park & Ride available)

5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts.

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fiesta Oyster Bake, St. Mary’s University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria (VIA Park & Ride available)

Friday, April 17

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Queens and Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions

Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway

* 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza

* 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fiesta Especial, River City Christian School, 5810 Blanco Rd.

* 10 a.m.-midnight

Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.

* 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fiesta UTSA, UTSA Sombrilla, 1604 Campus

4 p.m.-midnight

A Taste of New Orleans, Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park

* 4 p.m.-midnight

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C

5-11 p.m.

Monticello Park Historic District

Fiesta Oyster Bake, St. Mary’s University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria

(VIA Park & Ride available)

* 11 a.m.-midnight

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Colores de Fiesta 2009 Fashion Show, Rolling Hills Academy,

noon-5 p.m.

Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St.,

21240 Gathering Oak

King William District

* noon-10 p.m.

Piñatas in the Barrio, Avenida Plaza Guadalupe,

1327 Guadalupe St.

noon-midnight

* 1-2 p.m.

5 p.m.-2 a.m.

6:30-11 p.m.

A Taste of New Orleans, Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park This Hallowed Ground (returning event!), Alamo Plaza Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts.

5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts.

6:30 p.m.-midnight

All-American Canteen, Mission Room, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 200 E. Market St.

La Noche del Rey, Main Plaza & Sunset Station

7-11 p.m.

San Antonio AIDS Foundtion WEBB party, San Antonio Museum of Art,

* 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Investiture of King Antonio LXXXVII, Alamo Plaza

* 7:45 p.m.-midnight

Patriotic & Historical Ball, Villita Assembly Hall, 408 Villita St.

Fiesta Pops (returning event!), San Antonio Symphony, Majestic Theater,

200 W. Jones Ave.

7:30 p.m.-midnight

Fiesta Jamboree—Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Doubletree Hotel,

37 NE Loop 410

(Free, but ticket controlled)

8-10 p.m.

224 E Houston St.

8-10 p.m. Fiesta Pops (returning event!), San Antonio Symphony, Majestic Theater 224 E Houston St.

Sunday, April 19

* 8-9 a.m.

Fiesta Mariachi Mass, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza

* 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

San Antonio Women’s Fiesta Soccer Tournament, 488 FM Rd. 78,

8 p.m.-midnight

Incognito: Fiesta’s Masked Ball, La Villita Assembly Hall

Saturday, April 18 * 7-11 a.m. * 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Cibolo

Fiesta Mission 10K and Kids’ Runs, Mission County Park No. 2, 6030 Padre

9:30 a.m.-noon Champagne and Diamonds Brunch, AT&T Community Center at San Fernando VIA Park & Ride: Available to events indicated in Purple Avoid the traffic and parking hassles by riding VIA Park & Ride to many of the biggest Fiesta events. Cost is $2.50 each way or $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. 10K Walk: Caminada de Fiesta, Army Medical Museum, Fort Sam Houston

* FREE Admission Event

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Fiesta 2009 Schedule of Events * 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza

* 10 a.m.-midnight

Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fiesta Arts Fair, Southwest School of Art and Craft, 300 Augusta

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sculptors Dominion Exhibit, Villa del Carmen, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

noon-5 p.m.

Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St.,

King William District

* 5-10 p.m.

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C

5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts.

5:30-10:30 p.m.

A Night in Old San Antonio® (NIOSA), La Villita

* 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sticky Wickets Croquet Tournament, Red Berry Mansion on the Lake,

(VIA Park & Ride available)

* 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Fiesta de la Familia, St. Gregory Catholic Church, 700 Dewhurst

1300 San Pedro Ave.

* 6-9 p.m.

Multicultural Conference, San Antonio College, McAllister Auditorium,

* 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Mission San José Grand Family Fiesta, Mission County Park, 6030 Padre

* 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk with Marion Oettinger Jr., Ph.D.,

* noon-4 p.m.

Fiesta Nueva, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva

noon-5 p.m.

Queens and Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions, Witte Museum,

* 7-9 p.m. Fiesta in Blue (Air Force Musical Extravaganza), Trinity University, Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Drive (Free, but ticket controlled)

noon-5 p.m.

Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St.,

856 Gembler Rd.

3801 Broadway

San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.

* 7-10 p.m.

Mariachi Festival, River Walk, River Bend & extension of Paseo del Rio

King William District

Cornyation, Charlene McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St.

noon-5:30 p.m.

A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada (Charreada at 3 p.m.), Charro Ranch, 6126 Padre Dr.

Wednesday, April 22

* noon-10 p.m.

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C

* 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Multicultural Conference, San Antonio College, Visual Arts & Technology Center, 1300 San Pedro Ave.

noon-11 p.m.

8:30-10:30 p.m.

A Taste of New Orleans, Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park

* 1-5 p.m.

Family Funday Sunday, Tom C. Clark High School, 5150 De Zavala Rd.

* 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Senior Fiesta, Crossroads Mall

* 1-10 p.m.

Fort Sam Houston Fiesta Ceremony and Fireworks Extravaganza,

Fort Sam Houston, MacArthur Field

* 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Lackland Fiesta Military Parade, Lackland AFB Parade Grounds Queens and Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions, Witte Museum,

8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

* 2-6 p.m.

Conference on Healthy Choices, St. Philip’s College,

1801 Martin Luther King Drive

3801 Broadway

* 2:30-5 p.m.

Fiesta Teenage Coronation, San Pedro Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby

* 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fiesta River Art Show, River Walk

Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts.

* 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza

Fiesta Pops (returning event!), San Antonio Symphony, Majestic Theater,

* 10 a.m.-midnight

Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.

Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St.,

5 p.m.-2 a.m. 8-10 p.m.

224 E Houston St.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

FiestaCrow 2009, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 200 E. Market St.

noon-5 p.m.

King William District

Monday, April 20

* 2-4 p.m.

Fiesta Flower Show, Woman’s Club of San Antonio, 1717 San Pedro

* 3 p.m.-midnight

Air & Army Guard Fiesta, Texas National Guard Armory, 4255 IH 35 North

* 4-5 p.m.

The Alamo: These Sacred Walls, Alamo Hall

3801 Broadway

* 5-10 p.m.

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C

* 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza

5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts.

* 10 a.m.-midnight

Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.

5:30-10:30 p.m.

A Night in Old San Antonio® (NIOSA), La Villita

* 11 a.m.-noon.

Air Force at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza

Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St.,

5:30-10:30 p.m.

A Taste of the Northside, The Club at Sonterra, 902 Sonterra Blvd.

8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

FiestaCrow 2009, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 200 E. Market St.

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show, Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Queens and Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions, Witte Museum,

noon-5 p.m.

King William District

* 4-5 p.m.

Pilgrimage to the Alamo, Alamo Plaza

* 5-11 p.m.

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C

5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts.

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Texas Cavaliers River Parade, River Walk

(VIA Park & Ride available)

Tuesday, April 21

(VIA Park & Ride available)

* 7-9 p.m.

Fiesta in Blue (Air Force Musical Extravaganza), Trinity University, Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Drive (Free, but ticket controlled) * 7-10 p.m.

Mariachi Festival, River Walk, River Bend & extension of Paseo del Rio

8-10 p.m.

Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo

8 & 10:30 p.m.

Cornyation, Charlene McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St.

Municipal Auditorium, 100 Auditorium Circle

Thursday, April 23

FiestaCrow 2009, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 200 E. Market St.

* 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Multicultural Conference, San Antonio College, Visual Arts & Technology Center, 1300 San Pedro Ave.

* 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Children’s Texas History Forum, Alamo Hall

* 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fiesta River Art Show, River Walk

* 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale

* 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza

Queens and Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions, Witte Museum,

* 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fiesta Flower Show, Woman’s Club of San Antonio, 1717 San Pedro

Queens and Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions, Witte Museum,

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

3801 Broadway

* 10 a.m.-midnight

Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce

Fiesta Luncheon, Hat Contest & Style Show, Marriott Rivercenter,

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

101 Bowie

8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

FiestaCrow 2009, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 200 E. Market St.

San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

3801 Broadway

* 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fiesta River Art Show, River Walk

* 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza

VIA Park & Ride: Available to events indicated in Purple Avoid the traffic and parking hassles by riding VIA Park & Ride to many of the biggest Fiesta events. Cost is $2.50 each way or $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.

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Fiesta 2009 Schedule of Events * 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

St. Philip’s College Culture Fest & Rib Cook-off, St. Philip’s College,

* 10 a.m.-midnight

Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.

* 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Navy Day at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza

* 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Palo Alto College PACFest, 1400 W. Villaret Blvd.

Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St.,

1801 Martin Luther King Drive

noon-5 p.m.

King William District

* noon-midnight

10th Street River Festival, 10th St. & Ave. B

* 4-5 p.m.

Marines at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza

* 5-9 p.m.

Family Fiesta, Colonial Hills United Methodist Church,

Phillis Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.

* 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fiesta Rugby Tournament, Brooks Field Park, 3606 Goliad Rd.

* 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Fiesta Olé Style Show & Luncheon, Omni Hotel,

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Queens and Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions, Witte Museum,

San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. 9821 Colonnade Blvd. at I-10

3801 Broadway

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

King William Fair & Parade, King William Historic District

* 10 a.m.-midnight

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C

5247 Vance Jackson

* 10 a.m.-midnight

Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.

* 5-10 p.m.

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sculptors Dominion Exhibit, Villa del Carmen, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

5 p.m.-midnight

Fiesta Gartenfest, Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida St.

noon-5 p.m.

Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St.,

5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts.

5:30-10:30 p.m.

A Night in Old San Antonio® (NIOSA), La Villita

King William District

* noon-midnight

10th Street River Festival, 10th St. & Ave. B

(VIA Park & Ride available)

* noon-1 a.m.

Fiesta San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza

5-7 p.m.

Consejo Reception, Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St.

5 p.m.-midnight

Fiesta Gartenfest, Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida St.

5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts.

6-9:30 p.m. Navy Fiesta Reception, Fort Sam Houston Golf Clubhouse, 2901 Harry Wurzbach Hwy.

* 6 p.m.-midnight

Fiesta San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza

Battle of Flowers® Band Festival, Alamo Stadium

6:30-9 p.m.

* 7-10 p.m.

Mariachi Festival, River Walk, River Bend & extension of Paseo del Rio

6-8 p.m.

Cornyation, Charlene McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St.

* 6:40-8 p.m.

Fiesta Fandango 2.6-Mile Run, Parade Route

7 p.m.

Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Vanguard, Parade Route

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Dance Kaleidoscope, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry

7:45-10:30 p.m.

Fiesta Flambeau® Parade, Parade Route

8 & 10:30 p.m.

Friday, April 24 * 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale, San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave.

Queens and Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions, Witte Museum,

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

3801 Broadway

Mr. Teen San Antonio Scholarship and Awards Banquet, Kendrick Club, Bldg. 1039, Randolph AFB

(VIA Park & Ride available)

(VIA Park & Ride available)

* 10 a.m.-midnight

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C

Sunday, April 26

* 10 a.m.-midnight

Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.

* 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fiesta Carnival, Alamodome, 100 Montana, Parking Lot C

Battle of Flowers® Parade Vanguard, Parade Route

* 10 a.m.-midnight

Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sculptors Dominion Exhibit, Villa del Carmen, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

noon-5 p.m.

Queens and Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions, Witte Museum,

11:50 a.m.

(VIA Park & Ride available)

noon-5 p.m.

Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St.,

King William District

3801 Broadway

* noon-midnight

10th Street River Festival, 10th St. & Ave. B

* noon-midnight

Fiesta San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza

noon-5:30 p.m.

A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada (Charreada at 3 p.m.), Charro Ranch, 6126 Padre Dr.

Battle of Flowers® Parade, Parade Route

noon-6 p.m.

Fiesta Blues Heritage Series, Sunset Station, 1174 E. Commerce St.

noon-7 p.m.

Fiesta Gartenfest, Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida St.

12:45-4 p.m.

(VIA Park & Ride available)

* 1-10 p.m.

Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert, St. Mary’s University,

One Camino Santa Maria

* noon-8 p.m.

Fiesta San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza

Fiesta Gartenfest, Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida St.

St. Luke’s Fiesta Finale, St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 4603 Manitou St. 10th Street River Festival, 10th St. & Ave. B

5 p.m.-midnight

noon-9:30 p.m.

5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts.

* noon-midnight

5:30-10:30 p.m.

A Night in Old San Antonio® (NIOSA), La Villita

* 1-2 p.m.

All Veterans Memorial Service, Veterans Square, Auditorium Circle,

(VIA Park & Ride available)

Jefferson Street at East Martin

* 7-10 p.m.

Fiesta Square & Round Dance, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center,

* 3-4:30 p.m.

San Antonio Municipal Band Concert (new event!)

Mission Room, 200 E. Market St.

McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College,1300 San Pedro Ave.

* 7-10 p.m.

Mariachi Festival, River Walk, River Bend & extension of Paseo del Rio

7-11 p.m.

Chips ’n’ Salsa (new event!), El Tropicano Hotel, 110 Lexington Ave.

* 4-5 p.m.

Music from St. Mark’s: Celebrating our Music & Heritage

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Fiesta Under the Stars, UTSA Sombrilla, University of Texas at San Antonio,

* 4-6 p.m.

Praise Dance Celebration, Carver Community Cultural Center,

* 4-7 p.m.

Reina de la Feria de las Flores Reception, Koehler House,

Miss San Antonio Scholarship Pageant

1604 Campus

Saturday, April 25

8 a.m.-noon

Fiesta Pooch Parade, Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, 250 Viesca

* 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fiesta Jazz Band Festival, St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria

* 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Delta Sigma Theta Growing Up Female Workshop

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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan St. 226 N. Hackberry

San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave.

6:30-9 p.m.

Charlene McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St.

VIA Park & Ride: Available to events indicated in Purple Avoid the traffic and parking hassles by riding VIA Park & Ride to many of the biggest Fiesta events. Cost is $2.50 each way or $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.

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Did you know that every single one of the 108 official Fiesta events of 2009 is sponsored by a local nonprofit group or military organization? The more than 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.

events that start or take place before Fiesta® QUEEN OF SOUL SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT San Antonio Queen of Soul Inc.

March 28, 8:01-10 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 2009 Queen of Soul and her court will be crowned at the evening’s climax. Admission: $12. For more information contact Ben Burleson at 336-3097.

NAACP YOUTH IMAGE AWARDS BANQUET NAACP Youth Council

April 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Sam Houston NCO Club, 1395 Chaffee 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 2009 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. Lunch will be served promptly at noon. Admission: $25 donation per person in advance. For more information e-mail the NAACP Youth Council at naacpyouthsa@yahoo.com or call 224-7636.

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SCULPTORS DOMINION EXHIBIT Sculptors Dominion International Inc.

April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 20, 26, 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Villa del Carmen Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

This event is an exhibit for large outdoor sculptures. It will showcase about 70 sculptors from several states and countries. The artistic and cultural exhibit sits in a six-acre landscaped sculpture garden at Villa del Carmen. This organization’s emphasis is to expose the community to the culture of outdoor sculpture. Admission: $20. Organized school bus tours and students can view the exhibit free during the week. For more information call Gilbert Barrera, 696-9813.

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April 13, noon-6:30 p.m., Silver Horn Golf Course, 1100 Bitters Rd.

The mission of El Consejo Real de Reyes Feos Anteriores (former Rey Feos) is to raise scholarship money for San Antonio students who wish to break the cycle and obtain a higher education. “Golf with Royalty” began three years ago as the first-ever organized fundraiser for El Consejo. Fiesta kings and queens play golf alongside a loyal group of golfers for a fun-filled day. $800 for a foursome and $200 per player. For more information contact Mae Escobar at 377-0033 or elconsejosa@aol.com

FIESTA CARNIVAL

Fiesta San Antonio Commission

April 15-26 (see schedule below), Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana

Thrills and chills fill the air at one of the best carnivals in the land. Enjoy a new carnival with its glittering lights, exciting rides and a wide assortment of foods. 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. April 15 - 4 p.m.-10 p.m., April 16 - 5 p.m.-10 p.m., April 17 - 4 p.m.-midnight,April 18 - 11 a.m.-midnight, April 19 - noon-10 p.m., April 20 - 5-11 p.m., April 21 -5-10 p.m., April 22 - 5-10 p.m.,April 23 - 5-10 p.m., April 24 - 10 a.m.-midnight, April 25 - 10 a.m.-midnight, April 26 - 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

TEJANO EXPLOSION LULAC Leads

April 16-25, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston and N. Frio Streets

Tejano Explosion is a 10-day fun-filled event that jump starts Fiesta with some of the latest and top Tejano music entertainers. This is one of Fiesta’s family-oriented events and offers something for Fiesta goers of all ages. The gated event offers park-like seating and tabletop eating stations for the enjoyment of its vast array of finger-licking delicacies. Dancing to top-flight

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entertainment is but one of the excitements at Tejano Explosion. There are carnival and video games throughout the area, great food, and lots of fun for everyone. Join us at Tejano Explosion–your one-stop entertainment event! Admission: $2 before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. admission prices vary. For more information call 227-1177.

thursday, april 16 FIESTA FIESTA® KICKOFF (NEW EVENT!) Fiesta San Antonio Commission

April 16, 5-10:30 p.m., Alamo Plaza

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Fiesta San Antonio Commission is throwing a big street party in front of The Alamo. The fun starts with live entertainment, street dancing and booths previewing other official Fiesta events. The president of the Fiesta Commission and his special VIP guests will officially kick off the 11 days of Fiesta with a short ceremony. Fireworks atop the Emily Morgan Hotel will cap off this very special party. Come join in the fun as cascarones are broken and the crowd proclaims “Viva Fiesta!” Free event. For more information call 227-5191.

Friday, april 17 QUEENS AND CROWNS: FIESTA’S ROYAL TRADITIONS Witte Museum

April 15-26 (see schedule below), Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway

The Witte Museum’s 2009 Fiesta exhibit honors the 100th anniversary of The Order of the Alamo, the men’s social organization formed to present duchesses, a princess and queen in an elaborate coronation. The highlight of the exhibit will be the cream silk dress and blue velvet train worn by Helena Guenther, Queen of the Court of Carnival of Flowers in 1911, the oldest royal robes in the Witte Museum Collection. The museum’s 2009 Fiesta pin is based on jeweled motifs on the dress and train. Other royal robes and accessories from the early decades of Fiesta will be exhibited as well as the dresses and crowns of the 2009 Fiesta queens. Free with museum admission.

Admission: $7 adults (12-64); $6 seniors (65+); $5 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.

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RANDOLPH ART LEAGUE EXHIBIT & SALE Randolph Art League

April 17-23, 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 35th 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.

FIESTA ESPECIAL

River City Christian School

April 17-18, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., River City Christian School, 5810 Blanco Rd.

Join the San Antonio special-needs community and the family and friends who love them as we celebrate Fiesta in a special way. Fiesta Especial jump starts Fiesta week with a family centered, alcohol- and tobacco-free event. San Antonio families are invited to ride fun carnival rides, enjoy local entertainment including music, dance and puppet performances, sample cultural food, play carnival games with fun prizes, and enjoy street performers, face painting and caricature artists. Guests have the chance to enter and win a special drawing for a car provided by World Car of San Antonio. Free books will be distributed, while supplies last, to children to promote literacy. Local partners in the care and education of our community’s special-needs children will set up booths to distribute educational materials and answer questions. Celebration Outreach Day is to take place April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local school districts, group homes for the disabled, children’s homes and special instruction programs from across South Texas are invited to bring their children on a field trip to participate in San Antonio’s largest cultural celebration. A family concert will complete the two-day event April 18 at 7 p.m. Admission: $10, which includes an unlimited carnival ride pass. Food and game tickets sold separately. For more information call 384-0297.

FIESTAS FANTASÍAS AT MARKET SQUARE San Antonio Parks Foundation

April 17-26,10 a.m.-midnight, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.

Fiestas Fantasías 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. 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.

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University of Texas at San Antonio

April 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., UTSA Sombrilla, UTSA 1604 Campus

Come enjoy the 32nd 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 4584160 or e-mail chris.hargraves@utsa.edu.

A TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS San Antonio Zulu Association

April 17-19 (see schedule below) Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park

You really won’t want to miss one of Fiesta’s finest jewels! We’ve blended our Family Friendly Food and Fun Festival with a generous three-day portion of specialty music and produced a wonderful “Gumbo” we call “A Taste of New Orleans.” We’re convinced we’ve got the tastiest food this side of the Mississippi, featuring Cajun and Creole delectables and a bevy of equally scrumptious desserts. And you don’t even have to leave the city for any of it! Yum! Get your food, then grab a seat, and enjoy the food and the music. Or stroll over to the play area, and let the kiddies romp to their hearts’ content while you snack. No kids with you? Well, come on down to the amphitheater area, and brighten your day with our musical rainbow as we present jazz, Dixieland, salsa, big band and Zydeco. Each year we showcase one of our regional college or university bands. We invite you to pack up the family and journey over to Brackenridge Park for a truly memorable experience. Feel free to participate in our “Second Line,” parading through the grounds, led by our authentic New Orleans Brass Band. Then indulge yourself in the variety of mouthwatering tidbits while the children have a ball on the rides, slides, moonwalk, face painting and more. A wide assortment of beverages will be available for your enjoyment. Feel free to bring blankets, strollers and wheelchairs (ADA accessible). The San Antonio Zulu Association extends a warm welcome to all visitors. Admission: $10 in advance; $12 at the gate for adults. Children age10 and younger admitted free. Adult supervision must be provided for children under 18. Hours: April 17, 5p.m. midnight; April 18, noon-midnight; April 19, noon-11p.m. For more information call 313-8547.

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St. Mary’s University Alumni Association

April 17 & 18, 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 93rd 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.

The traditional reception will immediately follow at Sunset Station. 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: Coronación at Main Plaza—free; Reception—$35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.charliegforreyfeo.com.

THE WEBB PARTY

San Antonio AIDS Foundation

April 17, 7-11 p.m., San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.

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!

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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.

LA NOCHE DEL REY

Rey Feo Scholarship Committee/ El Consejo Real de Reyes Feos Anteriores Friday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Main Plaza & Sunset Station

Enjoy an evening of Fiesta Fun at La Coronación and Reception of Rey Feo LXI, Charlie Garza. 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 LX, Fernando Reyes. 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 Coronación. Join us at this history-in-the-making event for El Rey Feo and his Royal Court.

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Fiesta’s Tastiest Tidbits! Mouthwatering Cajun & Creole Delights Jazz ~ Zydeco ~ Dixieland

N’Awlins Style Parading Brass Band

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All proceeds from the WEBB Party go directly into SAAF’s client services. The 2009 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 27. For other ticket locations and more details about the WEBB Party call 225-4715 or visit www.txsaaf.org.

FIESTA JAMBOREE

Psi Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity April 17, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Doubletree Hotel, 37 NW Loop 410

The Psi Alpha Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has provided 68 years of community service in the San Antonio metropolitan area. The chapter’s 9th annual Fiesta Jamboree 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’s a $100 cash prize for the best costume. The Fiesta Jamboree 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, etc. Proceeds from this event go to the Psi Alpha Chapter Scholarship Fund. Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information or tickets contact Greg Thompson at 863-0601.

FIESTA POPS-PRIDE OF SAN ANTONIO (RETURNING EVENT!) San Antonio Symphony

April 17-19 (see schedule below), Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston St.

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 rythms has won the group many awards since 1978.

Admission: Tickets prices range from $10 to $60. Hours: April 17 & 18 at 8 p.m., April 19 at 2 p.m. For more information call 554-1010 or visit www.sasymphony.org.

INCOGNITO: FIESTA’S MASKED BALL Urban 15

April 17, 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 27 at the Fiesta Centralized Ticket Sales Center at The Fiesta Store®, 2611 Broadway. For tickets or more information visit www.urban15.org, e-mail urban15@dcci.com or call 736-1500.

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April 18, 7-11 a.m., Mission County Park II, 6030 Padre

Get Fiesta 2009 off to a running start by participating in the San Antonio Roadrunners’ 35th annual Fiesta Mission 10K and Kids’ runs. The kids’ race begins at 9:30 a.m. Each race begins and ends in scenic Mission County Park. The route follows the San Antonio River past the lovely Spanish missions of Concepción and San José. Awards are presented to men and women in age groups from 14 to 70-plus years, and all 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 is $18. Send to SARR Fiesta Mission/10K Run care of Soler’s Sports, 2589 Jackson Keller, San Antonio TX 78230. Race day registration is $20 and begins at 7 a.m. Free to spectators. For more information e-mail patti@rogersoler.com or call 366-3701.

10K WALK: CAMINADA DE FIESTA Fort Sam Houston

April 18, 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 Europeanstyle 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 Army Medical Department Activities, 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 geraldk726@aol.com.

TEXAS CORVETTE ASSOCIATION CAR SHOW St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

April 18, 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 restored 1969 Pontiac Firebird convertible. The Firebird will be given away the day of the show. This is the 17th 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.

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SAN ANTONIO WOMEN’S & CO-ED FIESTA SOCCER TOURNAMENT Women’s Soccer Association of San Antonio

April 18-20, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 488 E. FM 78, Cibolo

The Women’s Soccer Association of San Antonio is proud to announce its 31st annual Fiesta Women’s 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 18, 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 donaldshackelford@nisd.net.

Free admission and parking. For further information visit www.wsasa.org, e-mail soccerklein@sbcglobal.net or call 653-7013 or 394-2788.

BATTLE ALS WITH FLOWERS

San Antonio Chapter, The ALS Association April 18, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sunset Station, 1174 E. Commerce

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.

WALK ACROSS TEXAS

San Antonio Botanical Society

April 18, 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.

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Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. April 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fox Tech Stadium, 727 Quincy

Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., presents its 25th annual track meet for youths ages 6 through 14. 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 654-0178 or 599-0855.

FIESTA LACROSSE TOURNAMENT San Antonio Lacrosse Association

FIESTA DE LOS NIÑOS Port San Antonio

April 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Port San Antonio, Hwy. 90 South on 36th St.

This is a party for the “Pint-Sized Folks.” Homemade floats will lead the way through Port San Antonio’s Town Center for the morning parade, but that’s only the beginning. Children can enjoy games and rides, all in a safe, alcohol-free environment. Even though this is a Fiesta de los Niños, 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 a party that caters to the kids: Fiesta de los Niños. Free event. Free parking. For more information call 362-7800 or visit www.portsanantonio.us

April 18, 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 35th 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. 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 18, 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 534-3103.

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SAN JACINTO VICTORY CELEBRATION

(FORMERLY SAN JACINTO MEMORIAL CEREMONY)

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Heroes Chapter April 18, 10-11 a.m., The Alamo

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. Immediately following the ceremony you are invited to join us for refreshments in Alamo Hall. 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. Free event. For more information contact Alamo Heroes DRT representative Elaine Vetter, 408-6666.

CELEBRATIONS OF TRADITIONS POW WOW United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc.

April 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mission County Park No. 1, 6030 Padre

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 nativeamerican@netscape.net.

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EARTH DAY

City of San Antonio

April 18, 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.

PASEO DEL RIO CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL Paseo del Rio Association

April 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., River Walk between San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Rivercenter Mall

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.

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SAN ANTONIO STATE SCHOOL FIESTA FESTIVAL San Antonio State School

April 18, 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.

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April 18-19 , Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Southwest School of Art and Craft, 300 Augusta

For 36 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

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MONTICELLO PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT TOUR OF HOMES Monticello Park Historic District

April 18, 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.

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.

PIÑATAS IN THE BARRIO

Texas Community Health Network

April 18, noon-10 p.m., Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St.

Piñatas in the Barrio, in its 12th year as an official Fiesta® San Antonio event, is sponsored by the Texas Community Health Network.

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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.

COLORES DE FIESTA 2009 FASHION SHOW Rolling Hills Academy

Saturday, April 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Rolling Hills Academy, 21240 Gathering Oak

Come and join us for an afternoon of Fiesta color as our students and friends display their colors on the runway. A scrumptious luncheon will be served with musical entertainment by a local San Antonio artist. The silent auction is to feature a variety of treasures, including one-of-a-kind items created especially for this event. All funds raised benefit the students of Rolling Hills Academy through program updates, financial aid and scholarships, and other operational expenses. To learn more about Rolling Hills Academy, go to www.rhacademy.org.

Admission: $40. Sponsorship packets include preferential table seating, marketing and display promotion of sponsoring organizations. For more information contact Rolling Hills Academy Colores de Fiesta Committee at 497-0323 or e-mail Theresa@rhacademy.org.

MISS MARGARET’S VICTORIAN HOUSE TOUR Perry-Gething Foundation

April 18-25, 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

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Texas Community Health Network is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve and extend the availability of primary health-care medical services for the indigent, elderly, physically challenged and youths at risk. Piñatas in the Barrio already features live entertainment, delicious food and fun for the whole family. But 2009 will prove to be a spectacular year, with the unveiling of “the barrio’s largest piñata.” This San Antonio record-sized piñata will provide senior citizens and youths the opportunity to pull its strings every hour for prizes. The Miss Fiesta Senior Citizen Queen and Mr. Senior Citizen King will be crowned at the event. They will participate in the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. Proceeds from the event support projects and programs primarily on the West Side of San Antonio. They include diabetes nutritional education classes, wellness fairs, symposiums on aging and dying and information regarding youths at risk. Free admission. For more information call 222-1472.

THIS HALLOWED GROUND (RETURNING EVENT!)

Alamo Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas April 18, 1-2 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.

ALL-AMERICAN CANTEEN Society for the Preservation of Historic Fort Sam Houston

April 18, cash bar opens 6:30 p.m., buffet dinner 7 p.m., dancing and entertainment 7:30-11 p.m., Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, Mission Room, 200 E. Market St.

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. For tickets or information write to SPHFSH, P.O. Box 340308, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, or call 490-1818.

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INVESTITURE OF KING ANTONIO LXXXVII Texas Cavaliers

April 18, 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.

PATRIOTIC & HISTORICAL BALL State Association of Texas Pioneers

April 18, 7:45 p.m.-midnight, Villita Assembly Hall, 408 Villita St.

The 90th annual Patriotic and Historical Ball is one of the galas opening the 2009 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, 3805 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209, or call 829-1168 or 862-7258.

sunday, april 19 FIESTA MARIACHI MASS San Fernando Cathedral

April 19, 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 357-5607.

CHAMPAGNE AND DIAMONDS BRUNCH Lo Bello de San Antonio Women’s Club

April 19, 9:30 a.m.-noon, AT&T Community Center at San Fernando

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 info@lobellodesa.com.

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 VI 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.

STICKY WICKETS CROQUET TOURNAMENT Blessed Sacrament Academy

April 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Red Berry Mansion on the Lake, 856 Gembler Rd.

Our croquet fans will be treated once again to San Antonio’s most exciting venue. Purchase a corporate sponsorship and play croquet on the palatial grounds of The Red Berry Mansion on the Lake. Join us—bring the entire family, and share champagne brunch. Enjoy live jazz, vintage cars, a Children’s Fair and a silent auction. You will help support the educational and intervention ministries of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament Academy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Admission: Champagne brunch $75 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit www.sticky-wickets.com or call 532-4731.

FIESTA DE LA FAMILIA St. Gregory Catholic Church

April 19, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., St. Gregory Catholic Church, 700 Dewhurst

St. Gregory Catholic Church’s annual Spring Festival celebrates its 10th 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.

FIESTA NUEVA AT ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

April 19. 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.

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MISSION SAN JOSÉ FAMILY FIESTA Mission San José

April 19, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Mission County Park, 6030 Padre

The “Queen of the Missions” invites you to celebrate the Grand Family Fiesta at Mission County Park. This year promises to be bigger and better, with live music to be performed all day. Food, fun and entertainment will be available for the entire family: food booths, bingo, games, arts and crafts, and a raffle. We kick off the event with a Mariachi Mass at noon in the Mission church. Free admission and free parking. For more information call 922-0543.

A DAY IN OLD MEXICO & CHARREADA Asociación de Charros de San Antonio

April 19 and 26, gates open at noon, entertainment begins at 1 p.m., Charreada at 3 p.m., at the Charro Ranch, 6126 Padre Dr.

The Asociación de Charros de San Antonio has been carrying on the tradition of Charrería for more than 50 years. Charrería 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 folklórico entertain. Tickets: adults $10, free for children 12 and under, discounts for senior citizens, active military, law enforcement and firefighters. For more information go to sacharros.org.

FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAY Clark High School Band Boosters

April 19, 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@cougarband.org or check cougarband.org for more information.

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FORT SAM HOUSTON FIESTA CEREMONY & FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA Fort Sam Houston

April 19, 1-10 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. At 4:30 p.m. the Army’s elite, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the Fife & Drum Corps, and the Old Guard from Washington, D.C., lead off 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.

CONFERENCE ON HEALTHY CHOICES Top Teens of America

April 19, 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, and protection against transmitted diseases. Free event. For more information call 212-8950.

FIESTA TEENAGE CORONATION San Antonio Woman’s Club

April 19, 2:30-5 p.m., San Pedro Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby

Daughters, granddaughters and children of members of the 110-year-old Woman’s Club of San Antonio participate in the Teenage Coronation Court of Royalty. Received under a salute from the Texas Military Institute Honor Guard, 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.

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Monday, april 20 CUTTING EDGE FIESTA FASHION SHOW University of the Incarnate Word

April 20, 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. The event will take place at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, 101 Bowie St.

The community is invited to enjoy the latest fashions created and presented by fashion design students at the University of the Incarnate Word. The Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show is a breathtaking display of new talent set to the professional standard of a New York-style runway show. The show features student designers who produce fashion collections they have illustrated, designed and constructed in a fashion capstone course. The collection is centered on an individual theme selected by the student and can range from a season to a color or market segment. The annual fashion event is entirely produced by students. From sound and lighting to staging and contracting professional models, UIW students experience every aspect of planning a professional runway show.

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 385-0182 or 325-8412.

TEXAS CAVALIERS RIVER PARADE Texas Cavaliers

April 20, 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

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Tables of 10: $1,500, $1,000 or $750. Individual Tickets: $75 includes lunch & fashion show. “Show only” tickets are available for $25. Proceeds fund student scholarships. For details or to make reservations call 829-6013.

AIR FORCE AT THE ALAMO

Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base

April 20, 11 a.m.-noon, Alamo Plaza

Air Force at the Alamo features performances by United States Air Force units. Scheduled to perform are the Lackland AFB Drum and Bugle Corps and a Military Working Dog demonstration. The young men and women of the Drum and Bugle Corps are basic military trainees at Lackland AFB and have been in the Air Force less than six weeks. This is a special duty assignment in addition to the rigorous demands of basic military training. The Military Working Dogs demonstrate their skills in the areas of obedience, detection and patrol. Free event. For more information call 652-2423.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE ALAMO Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Mission Chapter April 20, 4-5 p.m., Alamo Plaza

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.

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live bands. King Antonio LXXXVII reigns over the evening’s festivities and gives a Texassized 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. (Via Park & Ride Available!)

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 albertv3@swbell.net.

tuesday, april 21 FIESTACROW 2009

Association of Old Crows, Billy Mitchell Chapter

April 20-23 (see schedule below), Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 200 E. Market St.

The theme for FiestaCrow will be “Electronic Warfare and Cyber … Global Spectrum Control.” The conference has a twofold purpose. First, this event provides an excellent forum for technical exchange and professional growth. The importance of controlling the electromagnetic spectrum has never been more critical to successful military operations and homeland defense. On today’s modern battlefield, protecting lines of communication, preventing the use of improvised explosive devices, and protecting assets from radar and infrared guided defenses are all part of the chess match to use the spectrum to gain an advantage. Control of the electromagnetic spectrum in any battlespace has become a strategic and tactical necessity. This conference will explore topics within this broad category. Secondly, FiestaCrow is the primary fundraiser for our scholarship and tuition grant program. All proceeds from FiestaCrow go directly into our scholarship program. Since 1986 the Billy Mitchell Chapter has awarded more than $302,000 in scholarships and grants to worthy local students.

Admission: $260 for government personnel, $435 for AOC members and $485 for nonmembers. Note: admission to the exhibit area in the convention center is free upon registration as a symposium guest. Hours: April 20, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; April 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; April 22 & 23, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

CHILDREN’S TEXAS HISTORY FORUM Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Couriers Chapter

April 21, 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Alamo Hall

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 Gift Shop Museum. 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

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FIESTA RIVER ART SHOW River Art Group

April 21-23, 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.

FIESTA LUNCHEON, HAT CONTEST & STYLE SHOW San Antonio Woman’s Club

April 21, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, 101 Bowie

Rich in history and tradition, the Woman’s Club of San Antonio celebrates its 110th anniversary, hosting a luncheon, fashion show and Fiesta hat contest. Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for local students and contribute to the restoration of the historic landmark mansion that houses 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.

A NIGHT IN OLD SAN ANTONIO® (NIOSA) San Antonio Conservation Society

April 21-24, 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.nioordersa.org, or call 226-5188. (Via Park & Ride Available!)

SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE 15th ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL CONFERENCE San Antonio College

April 21-23, San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave. The theme of the 2009 conference is “The Framing Game: Manipulating Perceptions.” The framing of the advertising product; the figure in a photograph, artwork, biography

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or political campaign; the space in an architectural or interior design; the Other in regard to ethnicity, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, and other subjects—they all serve to manipulate public perception. Join us as presenters examine all these topics and more.

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San Antonio Museum of Art

April 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m., San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones

The San Antonio Museum of Art holds one of the most extensive collections of Latin American art in the United States. SAMA’s Folk Art collection has an abundance of celebratory dance masks from Mexico and other parts of Latin America. This evening you can hear a gallery talk on the collection by Marion Oettinger Jr., Ph.D. Dr. Oettinger is the Betty and Bob Kelso Director and Curator of Latin American Art. Please join him for a journey through Latin America and an exploration of celebratory festivals in SAMA’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art. Free admission. Free parking is available. For more information, please visit www.samuseum.org or call 978-8100.

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April 21 & 22, 7-9 p.m., Trinity University, Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Dr.

Free event, but ticket controlled. For more information call 671-3934.

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The traditional trumpeting of mariachis resounds along the River Walk during the 39th 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.

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CORNYATION 2009 Fiesta Cornyation Inc.

April 21-23, (shows at 8 & 10:30 p.m. each evening), Charlene 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 2009 court. Hilarity, nonsense and merriment escalate as the court unfolds. The all-volunteer crew of more than 150 donates more than 90 percent of the box office receipts to charity ($110,000 in 2008). Refreshments are available. Show recommended for adults only.

FIESTA FLOWER SHOW San Antonio Woman’s Club

April 22-23 (see schedule below), Woman’s Club of San Antonio, 1717 San Pedro

The 96th 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 22 2-4 p.m., April 23 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free parking. For more information call 732-4811.

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 27 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.

Wednesday, april 22 SENIOR FIESTA RSVP

April 22, 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 and RMG Health Centers. Free event. For information call 222-0301.

LACKLAND FIESTA MILITARY PARADE Lackland Air Force Base

April 22, 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.

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AIR & ARMY GUARD FIESTA Texas National Guard

April 22, 3 p.m.-midnight, Texas National Guard Armory, 4255 IH 35 North

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 and women who proudly serve, and enjoy a night of Fiesta. Open to the public and easy to get to! Free admission. For more information call 226-3424, ext. 1606 or 1605.

THE ALAMO: THESE SACRED WALLS William Barret Travis Chapter, Sons of the Republic of Texas

April 22, 4-5 p.m., Alamo Hall

CORONATION OF THE QUEEN OF THE ORDER OF THE ALAMO The Order of the Alamo

April 22, 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. A symphony orchestra conducted by Roger Melone performs the accompaniment as visiting and intown Duchesses make their full-court bows at the “Court of the Century,” followed by the presentation of Her Royal Highness and the Princess and the Coronation of Her Gracious Majesty, the Queen. All wear elaborate dresses and trains spangled with glittering beads, crystals and jewels. After the court is seated within the magnificent stage setting, 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

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. Free event, but seating is limited. For more information call Jackson at 930-5549.

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April 22, 5:30-10:30 p.m., The Club at Sonterra, 902 Sonterra Blvd.

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Join us for an evening under the South Texas stars of great wine, food, entertainment and fun to benefit the children and families of Brighton. Admission to A Taste of the Northside includes tastings of your choice of more than 40 wine varietals, beer, great food samplings from more than 30 restaurants, relaxing entertainment to suit all tastes and the opportunity to meet our own royalty, the 2009 Queen of the Vine. The event also features a prize drawing for a $5,000 shopping spree and the opportunity to bid on an array of luxury silent auction items. Take a mid-week break and join us for this unique event to support children with disabilities and their families. For the golf enthusiast, the 2009 Fiesta Open takes place April 20 at Sonterra with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

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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 23 SAN ANTONIO CACTUS & XEROPHYTE SOCIETY SHOW & SALE San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society

April 23-26, 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 ctownsend@satx.rr.com or call 655-8959.

PALO ALTO COLLEGE PACFEST Palo Alto College

April 23, 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.

10TH STREET RIVER FESTIVAL Post 76, Veterans of Foreign Wars April 23-26, noon-midnight, 10th Street and Avenue B

Enjoy Fiesta on the beautiful, historic shaded grounds surrounding the VFW Post 76’s meeting center. The 19th-century mansion is located on the banks of the San Antonio River and is the place for great food, cold drinks and entertainment that all exemplify the cultural diversity of San Antonio. Live music will be the focus, and musical groups will cover Tejano, oldies, reggae and blues. Make this event a family gathering. The festival is sponsored by Post 76, the oldest functioning VFW Post in Texas. Proceeds will help to renovate the 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.

ST. PHILIP’S COLLEGE CULTURE FEST & RIB COOK-OFF St. Philip’s College

April 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr.

The fun-filled Culture Fest & 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 College 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 531-3240.

NAVY DAY AT THE ALAMO U.S. Navy

April 23, 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.

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MARINES AT THE ALAMO U.S. Marine Reserve

April 23, 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.

FAMILY FIESTA

Colonial Hills United Methodist Church

April 23, 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.” Free admission, free parking. For more information visit us at www.chumc.org or call 349-2401.

FIESTA GARTENFEST Beethoven Maennerchor

April 23-26 (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 23-25; noon-7 p.m. April 26. Parking available in the Beethoven Garten parking lot and across the street. For more information call 222-1521.

FIESTA SAN FERNANDO San Fernando Cathedral

April 23-26, (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 restoration of the cathedral. Hours: Thursday 6 p.m.-midnight; Friday noon-midnight; Saturday noon-1 a.m.; Sunday noon-8 p.m. For more information call Eloise Cortez, chairperson, at 227-1297, or visit www.sfcathedral.org.

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BATTLE OF FLOWERS® BAND FESTIVAL Battle of Flowers Association

April 23, prelude 6:30 p.m., performance 7 p.m., Alamo Stadium

Come celebrate “Hats Off to Texas” with more than 30 local and area high school marching bands as we present the 2009 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 finalists will have their works displayed at a reception honoring them and their art instructors. The Band Festival is organized and sponsored

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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.

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 27 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

Navy League of the U.S., Alamo Council

April 23, 6:30-10 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, $25 at the door. Tickets available at The Fiesta Store starting March 27. Uniforms are encouraged. Civilians: casual dress or Fiesta attire. For more information call 544-3217.

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Friday, april 24 BATTLE OF FLOWERS® PARADE Battle of Flowers Association

April 24, 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 place on the lawn in front of the Alamo. The theme of this year’s Parade is Hats Off to Texas, a celebration of past memories and future expectations. Whether it is through simple pastimes, holiday celebrations, historical events or future leaders, Hats Off to Texas captures the versatility and durability that makes our state unique. So join us in showcasing our state’s past, present, and future as we celebrate Fiesta 2009! 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.

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 March 25, 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 27, 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. (Via Park & Ride Available!)

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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.

FIESTA UNDER THE STARS: A BERNSTEIN TRIBUTE University of Texas at San Antonio

April 24, Supper starts at 6:30 p.m., concert 7:30-10 p.m., University Center Ballroom, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1604 Campus

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Alamo Area Square and Round Dance Association

April 24, 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. Twenty-seven 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.aasrda.org or call (830) 885-6885.

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CHIPS ’N’ SALSA (NEW EVENT!)

San Antonio Youth Centers

April 24, 7-11 p.m. El Tropicano Hotel, 110 Lexington Ave.

San Antonio Youth Centers invites you to join us for our 2nd 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. Entertainment provided by La Orquesta Tropicante. 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.

event will be $20 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.

FIESTA JAZZ BAND FESTIVAL St. Mary’s University

April 25, 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.

Tickets: $75 pre-sale, $100 at the door. For more information e-mail chipsnsalsa@sanantonioyouth.org.

saturday, april 25 FIESTA POOCH PARADE The Delta Society

April 25, 8 a.m.-noon, 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: $15 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

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DELTA SIGMA THETA GROWING UP FEMALE WORKSHOP

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., San Antonio Alumnae Chapter

April 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Phillis Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., San Antonio Alumnae Chapter, will once again facilitate the Growing Up Female Workshop, designed for teenage girls in grades 6 through 12. The workshop provides enriching experiences through motivating speakers and activities that address issues that affect young ladies as they grow into maturity.

Free event, but pre-registration is preferred because of limited seating. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information call 279-8600.

ALAMO CITY FIESTA RUGBY TOURNAMENT Alamo City Rugby Football Club

April 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brooks Field Park, 3606 Goliad Rd.

The Alamo City Rugby Football Club, or ACRFC, was founded in the spring of 1983 by a small group of players interested in promoting the sport of rugby for athletic enjoyment and developing a fundraiser for local charities. Since then the club has grown to include high school, college, “old boy,” military and men’s senior teams. In 1984 the ACRFC joined the Fiesta Commission and hosts a rugby event each spring. The Rugby Tournament is an international event with visiting teams occasionally coming from British Caledonia, Twickingham of England, Arklow of Ireland and the Old Hirelings of France. The Army, Air Force and Naval academies are to participate in the 2009 Fiesta Rugby Battle. The Military Academy matches take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free event. For more information call 521-7158 or 846-4739.

KING WILLIAM FAIR King William Association

April 25, 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. For more information call 271-3247 or visit our website at kwfair.org.

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FIESTA OLÉ STYLE SHOW & LUNCHEON Pan American League

April 25, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Omni Hotel, 9821 Colonnade Blvd. at I-10

Experience the brilliant colors of Fiesta as models parade down the runway. Festive music fills the air as the upbeat style show gets under way. Friends from neighboring cities are distinguished guests and model our Fiesta apparel. A meal fit for a queen is served while you select your unique Fiesta attire. By popular demand, this style show and luncheon is now in its 8th 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.

EL CONSEJO FIESTA RECEPTION El Consejo Real de Reyes Feos Anteriores

April 25, 5 -7 p.m., Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St.

The Recepción 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 tradition during Fiesta dating back two decades. Individuals compete in raising money for scholarships that benefit students in the San Antonio/Bexar County area. The individual who raises the most money is then crowned el Rey Feo and thus begins his journey as the “Ugly King.” El Consejo 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 purpose of the organization is to contribute regularly, in the form of scholarships, to individual students in San Antonio based on need and merit and to promote and encourage education. To fund the scholarships, El Consejo receives gifts and contributions from individuals and businesses through fundraisers and assesses its members and associate members an annual fee. Admission: $75 per person. For more information contact Mae Escobar at 377-0033 or elconsejosa@aol.com .

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MR. TEEN SAN ANTONIO SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARDS BANQUET Cherice Cochrane Mentoring for Success Foundation April 25, 6-8 p.m., Randolph Air Force Base Kendrick Club, Bldg. 1039

The annual banquet’s keynote speaker is scheduled to be Dr. Marcus Nelson, assistant superintendent of the Judson Independent School District. The event is to feature the 2009 “Young Men of Distinction,” escorted by Young Ladies of Excellence, the crowning of Mr. Teen San Antonio 2009 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. 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 chericecochranefoundation@yahoo.com.

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FIESTA FANDANGO 2.6-MILE FUN RUN

San Antonio Roadrunners

April 25, 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 for the Costume Contest. 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 acostad@att.net or 240-8164.

FIESTA FLAMBEAU® NIGHT PARADE Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Association

April 25, vanguard 7 p.m., parade 7:45 p.m., Parade Route

On April 25 the Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Association will celebrate its 61st anniversary. The theme for the 2009 parade is “Flambeau—Vegas Style.”The event is the largest illuminated night parade in the nation. The sponsoring group is a nonprofit civic organization, which stages the parade with volunteer members who have a passion to produce the best parade for the city of San Antonio and its guests from around the world. 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 beautiful downtown San Antonio. The main parade begins at 7:45 p.m. and promises to be the best that San Antonio has seen. The Fiesta Flambeau® Parade is best known as the “People’s Parade.” Some 700,000 spectators watch it along the streets of San Antonio, and another 1.5 million watch the parade on TV throughout South Texas. The University of Texas Longhorn Band by tradition is the premier band starting off the parade. The parade also showcases local entries and groups from as far as Hawaii, Oregon, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Mexico. This year Flambeau® will feature spectacular Vegas themed floats, precision marching units, equestrian and musical groups, along with many other attractions that will offer delightful entertainment throughout the evening. Parade Seating Information: $15 for Alamo Street Bleachers-North (Travis/Houston), Alamo Street Bleachers-South (Crockett/Commerce) and Alamo Plaza Bleachers; $12 for Maverick and Broadway Bleachers. Tickets will be available starting March 27 at The Fiesta Store®, 2611 Broadway. To purchase advance tickets by mail before the deadline of March 21, 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. (Via Park & Ride Available!)

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DANCE KALEIDOSCOPE

San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet

April 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry

The San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, an Honor Company Member of Regional Dance America/Southwest, presents its annual Dance Kaleidoscope, an exciting performance of classical and contemporary dance. Fresh from their summer collaboration with the Royal Ballet Covent Garden, SA Met continues to provide top-quality entertainment and cultural enrichment for the city of San Antonio. Local and internationally renowned guest artists will accompany SA Met’s 35-member company for these performances. The diversity of music and dance styles is sure to please the entire family. Admission: $25 for Orchestra seats and $15 for Balcony seats. Discounts are available for students, seniors, military and groups. For more information contact the SA Met office at 656-1334. This production is not a presentation of the Carver Community Cultural Center. The production is sponsored in part by the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs.


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sunday, april 26 FIESTA BLUES HERITAGE SERIES The San Antonio Blues Society

April 26, noon-6 p.m., Sunset Station, 1174 E. Commerce St.

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.

Tickets: $12 at the door for general public, $8 for SABS members. Call the SABS hotline at 641-8192 or visit our website at http://www.sanantonioblues.com for more information.

ST. LUKE’S FIESTA FINALE St. Luke’s Catholic Church

April 26, noon-9:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 4603 Manitou St.

This is your last chance to enjoy family fun, great food, Fiesta royalty, fun games and rides, and live music.

Admission: $5. Military free with ID. Free parking. For more information contact Mari Hernandez at marihernandez99@yahoo.com.

ALL VETERANS MEMORIAL SERVICE

Alamo Chapter 366, Vietnam Veterans of America

April 26, 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 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.

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO SAN ANTONIO, PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE (NEW EVENT!) San Antonio Municipal Band

April 26, 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 that has been written celebrating the storied history of our great city. The concert will open with John Philip Sousa’s march, “Daughters of Texas.” Other great pieces to be heard include Charles Booker, Jr.’s “La Fiesta de San Antonio” and Robert Jager’s panoramic score entitled “The Alamo”. The program will also include Clifton Williams’ “Five Symphonic Dances” and conclude with Carmen Dragon’s stirring arrangement of “The Yellow Rose of Texas.” This concert, under the direction of Dr. Mark Rogers, conductor, and Mike Olson, associate conductor, promises to be a great celebration of San Antonio, hometown of all Texans. Admission is free. For more information visit the SAMB website at http://samunicipalband.sa-arts.net or contact 859-0911.

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MUSIC FROM ST. MARK’S: CELEBRATING OUR MUSIC & HERITAGE St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

April 26, 4-5 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 315 East Pecan

You are invited to an afternoon of music as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn’s birth. Featured in the concert will be Mendelssohn’s chamber music, organ music and Hymn of Praise for choir and orchestra. Following the concert you may wish to take a guided tour of St. Mark’s Church, Richard Upjohn’s architectural masterpiece (and the church of Robert E. Lee and Maurey Maverick). Come experience an afternoon of superb music in this historic treasure of downtown San Antonio. Free event. For more information, call 226-2426.

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY PRAISE DANCE CELEBRATION

MISS SAN ANTONIO SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT Miss Bexar County Scholarship Pageant

April 26, 6-8:30 p.m., Charlene 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. We look forward to seeing you at the 2009 pageant! Viva Fiesta! Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 and under. For more information contact Glynda Coyle, 675-1772 or MamaBexar@sbcglobal.net.

Alpha Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

April 26, 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 6th 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 rp971@aol.com or contact Cheryl Palmer, Arts Committee chairperson, at 495-3052.

REINA DE LA FERIA DE LAS FLORES RECEPTION

League of United Latin American Citizens Council #2 April 26, 4-7 p.m., Koehler House, San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave.

Don’t miss the celebration of the Reina de la Feria de las Flores, Monica Janine Garcia, 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 Monica at this reception in her honor and in appreciation to 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.

Sunday, April 19 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Fiesta Teenage Coronation San Pedro Playhouse San Pedro Park & Ashby Free Admission - Open To Public Tuesday, April 21 10:30a.m.-2:00p.m. Fiesta Fashion Show, Luncheon & Hat Contest Open To Public Marriott Rivercenter Hotel Admission - Reservations Required

Wednesday, April 22 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Thursday, April 23 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Fiesta Annual Flower Show 1717 San Pedro Free Admission - Open To Public

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Saturday, April 18

Consejo Reception

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Sunday, April 19 Sunday, April 26

Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23 Friday, April 24

A Taste of New Orleans

Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19 Wednesday, April 22

A Taste of the Northside

Wednesday, April 22

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Alamo Plaza

Monday, April 20

All-American Canteen

Battle ALS With Flowers

Saturday, April 18

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Battle of Flowers® Parade Vanguard

Friday, April 24

Battle of Flowers® Parade

Friday, April 24

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Parade Route (VIA Park & Ride available) 57

Parade Route (VIA Park & Ride available) Mission County Park No. 1, 6030 Padre

Champagne and Diamonds Brunch AT&T Community Center at San Fernando Alamo Hall

Friday, April 24

Colores de Fiesta 2009 Fashion Show

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2-6 p.m.

Sunset Station, 1174 E. Commerce St.

54

noon-6 p.m. 6

7:30 p.m.-midnight

St. Gregory Catholic Church, 700 Dewhurst

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fiesta Luncheon, Hat Contest & Style Show

Tuesday, April 21

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 32

San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza

Sunday, April 19

8-9 a.m.

Mission County Park No. 2, 6030 Padre

Saturday, April 18

13

7-11 a.m.

Sunday, April 19

Fiesta Olé Style Show & Luncheon

Saturday, April 25

Fiesta Oyster Bake

Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18

Port San Antonio, Hwy. 90 South on 36th St.

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Saturday, April 25

Fiesta Flambeau® Parade

Saturday, April 25

8 a.m.-noon

Fiesta Pops (returning event!)

Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19

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San Antonio Symphony, Majestic Theater 224 E Houston St. 8-10 p.m. 8-10 p.m. 8-10 p.m.

6:40-8 p.m.

Parade Route (VIA Park & Ride available)

57

7 p.m.

Parade Route (VIA Park & Ride available)

River Walk

Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23

41

10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Brooks Field Park, 3606 Goliad Rd.

Saturday, April 25

18

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

6 p.m.-midnight noon-midnight noon-1 a.m. noon-8 p.m.

57

Friday, April 24

7-10 p.m.

San Pedro Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby

Sunday, April 19

Fiesta Under the Stars

Friday, April 24

38

2:30-5 p.m.

UTSA Sombrilla, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1604 Campus

* Fiesta UTSA

59

Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, Mission Room, 200 E. Market St.

* Fiesta Teenage Coronation

32

San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza

Thursday, April 23 Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25 April 26

* Fiesta Square & Round Dance

60

Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, 250 Viesca

8

5-11 p.m. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

* Fiesta San Fernando

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Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Vanguard

Fiesta Pooch Parade Saturday, April 25

10 a.m.-10 p.m. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday, April 25

St. Mary’s University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria (VIA Park & Ride available)

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10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

* Fiesta Rugby Tournament

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

River City Christian School, 5810 Blanco Rd.

noon-4 p.m.

Omni Hotel, 9821 Colonnade Blvd. at I-10

12

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva

79

Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie

* Fiesta River Art Show,

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

7:45-10:30 p.m.

8

St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria

10

Doubletree Hotel, 37 NE Loop 410

Saturday, April 25

4-10 p.m. 5-10 p.m. 4 p.m.-midnight 11 a.m.-midnight noon-10 p.m. 5-11 p.m. 5-10 p.m. 5-10 p.m. 5-10 p.m. 10 a.m.-midnight 10 a.m.-midnight 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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44

Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana

Parade Route

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

83

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive

Sunday, April 19

Sunday, April 26

Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18

Friday, April 17

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

* Fiesta Fandango 2.6-Mile Run

Rolling Hills Academy, 21240 Gathering Oak

Saturday, April 18

7-11 p.m.

* Conference on Healthy Choices

Fiesta Blues Heritage Series

Saturday, April 18

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fiesta Jamboree—Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

17

Tom C. Clark High School, 5150 DeZavala Rd.

Sunday, April 19

22

63

St. Mary’s Hall, 9401 Starcrest

Saturday, April 18

7:30-9:30 p.m.

UTSA Sombrilla, 1604 Campus

Friday, April 17

43

7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m.

* Fiesta Nueva

Live Oak Civic Center, 8101 Pat Booker Rd.

Wednesday, April 15 Thursday, April 16 Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19 Monday, April 20 Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23 Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25 Sunday, April 26

Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22

10 a.m.-6 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, April 18

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1

Chips ’n’ Salsa (new event!)

Southwest School of Art and Craft, 300 Augusta

Trinity University, Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Drive (Free, but ticket controlled)

* Fiesta Mission 10K and Kids’ Runs

* Fiesta Especial

Tuesday, April 21 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

El Tropicano Hotel, 110 Lexington Ave.

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9:30 a.m.-noon

Saturday, April 18

15

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

* Children’s Texas History Forum

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1-5 p.m.

* Fiesta de los Niños

Saturday, April 18

Sunday, April 19

Fiesta Bird Mart

50

5 p.m.-midnight 5 p.m.-midnight 5 p.m.-midnight noon-7 p.m.

* Fiesta Mariachi Mass

* Fiesta de la Familia

12:45-4 p.m.

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11:50 a.m.

6:30-9 p.m.

* Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow

Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19

5-9 p.m.

* Fiesta Carnival

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Battle of Flowers® Band Festival Alamo Stadium

Fiesta Arts Fair

Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida St.

* Fiesta International Lacrosse Tournament

* Fiesta Blast Model Rocketry Meet

Mission Room, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 200 E. Market St.

Saturday, April 18

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Tom C. Clark High School, 5150 De Zavala Rd.

Thursday, April 23 Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25 Sunday, April 26

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 5247 Vance Jackson

Thursday, April 23

2-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

* Fiesta Jazz Band Festival

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Saturday, April 18

Sunday, April 19

11 a.m.-noon.

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1

Woodlawn Lake

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9 a.m.-1 p.m.

3 p.m.-midnight

* Air Force at the Alamo

Phillis Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.

Saturday, April 25

* Family Funday Sunday

Texas National Guard Armory, 4255 IH 35 North

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7:30-9:30 p.m.

* Family Fiesta

7

Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park

The Club at Sonterra, 902 Sonterra Blvd.

Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry

* Earth Day

5:30-10:30 p.m. 5:30-10:30 p.m. 5:30-10:30 p.m. 5:30-10:30 p.m.

* Air & Army Guard Fiesta

Fiesta Gartenfest

* Delta Sigma Theta Growing Up Female Workshop

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La Villita DM/F-4 (VIA Park & Ride available)

Dance Kaleidoscope Sunday, April 26

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10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23

* Fiesta in Blue (Air Force Musical Extravaganza)

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8-10 p.m.

Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie

A Night in Old San Antonio® (NIOSA)

Municipal Auditorium, 100 Auditorium Circle

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Woman’s Club of San Antonio, 1717 San Pedro

8:30-10:30 p.m. 8 & 10:30 p.m. 8 & 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22

noon-midnight noon-midnight noon-midnight noon-midnight

noon-5:30 p.m. noon-5:30 p.m.

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Charlene McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St.

Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25 Sunday, April 26 Thursday, April 23

Charro Ranch, 6126 Padre Dr.

5-7 p.m.

* Fiesta Flower Show

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Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St.

5

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

5

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* Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert

Friday, April 24

Alamo Plaza

Thursday, April 16

FiestaCrow 2009

1

5-10:30 p.m.

Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 200 E. Market St.

Monday, April 20 Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23

8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

* Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square

1-10 p.m.

* Fiesta® Fiesta Kickoff (new event!)

* Multicultural Conference

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St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria

Sunday, April 19

Incognito: Fiesta’s Masked Ball

Friday, April 17

La Villita Assembly Hall

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Alamo Plaza

Saturday, April 18

King William Fair & Parade

Saturday, April 25

La Noche del Rey

Friday, April 17

King William Historic District Main Plaza & Sunset Station

* Marines at the Alamo

Alamo Plaza

1

65

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

59

6:30 p.m.-midnight

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Sunday, April 26

41

7-10 p.m. 7-10 p.m. 7-10 p.m. 7-10 p.m. 1

4-5 p.m.

Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour

Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19 Monday, April 20 Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23 Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25

Miss San Antonio Scholarship Pageant

Sunday, April 26

409 E. Guenther St., King William District

25

11

7:45 p.m.-midnight 1

4-5 p.m.

noon-10 p.m.

70

4-6 p.m.

Saturday, March 28

Queens and Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions

Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19 Monday, April 20 Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23 Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25 Sunday, April 26

45

Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry St. 8:01-10 p.m.

Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway

* Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale

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6:30-9 p.m.

* Mission San José Grand Family Fiesta Mission County Park, 6030 Padre

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Tee Off To Fiesta, Golf With Royalty (new event!)

Monday, April 13

Tejano Explosion

Thursday, April 16 Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19 Monday, April 20 Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23 Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25

Texas Cavaliers River Parade

Monday, April 20

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.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

San Antonio AIDS Foundtion WEBB party

Friday, April 17

Saturday, April 18

Walk Across Texas

Saturday, April 18

Saturday, April 25

6-8 p.m.

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15

9 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College,1300 San Pedro Ave. 3-4:30 p.m.

San Antonio State School, 6711 S. New Braunfels Ave.

Saturday, April 18

Saturday, April 18

45

7-11 p.m.

* San Antonio State School’s Fiesta Festival

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

1

4-5 p.m.

84

45

1

1-2 p.m. 15

9 a.m.-noon.

Fox Tech Stadium, 727 Quincy

4-7 p.m.

San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.

Sunday, April 26

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8 a.m.-4 p.m.

San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston

* San Antonio Municipal Band Concert (new event!)

7:30-9:30 p.m.

* Zeta Phi Beta Fiesta Intra-City Track Meet

Mr. Teen San Antonio Scholarship and Awards Banquet Kendrick Club, Bldg. 1039, Randolph AFB

Alamo Plaza

Wednesday, April 22

1

Koehler House, San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave.

Saturday, April 25 Friday, April 24

41

* This Hallowed Ground (returning event!)

Sunday, April 26

Alamo Hall

Saturday, April 18

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Main Plaza, Boerne

Saturday, April 18

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

* The Alamo: These Sacred Walls

Sunday, April 19

Monticello Park Historic District

9

River Walk (VIA Park & Ride available)

11 a.m.-11 p.m. * San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. Monticello Park Historic District Tour of Homes Thursday, April 23 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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noon-6:30 p.m.

Cattleman’s Square, Corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Sts.

Silver Horn Golf Course, 1100 Bitters Rd.

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

* Texas Corvette Association Car Show

* Reina de la Feria de las Flores Reception

Charlene McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St.

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10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-8 p.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. noon-5 p.m.

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Red Berry Mansion on the Lake, 856 Gembler Rd.

Sunday, April 19

27

54

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Alamo Plaza

Thursday, April 23

* Sticky Wickets Croquet Tournament

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry

Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19 Monday, April 20 Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23

noon-9:30 p.m.

St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive

Queen of Soul Scholarship Pageant

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St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 4603 Manitou St.

20

noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m. noon-5 p.m.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

* St. Philip’s College Culture Fest & Rib Cook-off

11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday, April 26

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St. Luke’s Fiesta Finale

Avenida Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St.

Saturday, April 18

Crossroads Mall

11 a.m.-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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76

Villa del Carmen, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

6-9:30 p.m.

46

Alamo Plaza

Monday, April 20

Saturday, April 4 Sunday, April 5 Saturday, April 11 Sunday, April 12 Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19 Saturday, April 25 Sunday, April 26

Wednesday, April 22

Villita Assembly Hall, 408 Villita St (Free, but ticket controlled)

Saturday, April 18

* Praise Dance Celebration

Thursday, April 23

Saturday, April 18

Sculptors Dominion Exhibit

* Senior Fiesta

* Piñatas in the Barrio

Rivercenter Mall Lagoon

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10-11 a.m.

* Patriotic & Historical Ball

River Walk, River Bend & extension of Paseo del Rio

Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22 Friday, April 24 Thursday, April 23

1400 W. Villaret Blvd.

Thursday, April 23

The Alamo

Saturday, April 18

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* Paseo del Rio Children’s Festival

* Mariachi Festival

1

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fort Sam Houston Golf Clubhouse, 2901 Harry Wurzbach Hwy.

Thursday, April 23

12

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

* Pilgrimage to the Alamo

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Lackland AFB Parade Grounds

Wednesday, April 22

11

* Lackland Fiesta Military Parade

Navy Fiesta Reception

3

8 p.m.-midnight

Alamo Plaza

* Investiture of King Antonio LXXXVII

Fort Sam Houston NCO Club, 1395 Chaffee Rd.

Thursday, April 23

San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.

Tuesday, April 21

Saturday, April 4

1-10 p.m.

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8 a.m.-8 p.m. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

4-5 p.m.

* Palo Alto College PACFest

* Gallery Talk with Marion Oettinger Jr., Ph.D.

NAACP Youth Image Awards Banquet

Fort Sam Houston, MacArthur Field

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12

Sunday, April 26

Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19

* San Jacinto Victory Celebration

488 E. FM Rd. 78, Cibolo

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan St.

* Navy Day at the Alamo

10 a.m.-midnight 10 a.m.-midnight 10 a.m.-midnight 10 a.m.-midnight 10 a.m.-midnight 10 a.m.-midnight 10 a.m.-midnight 10 a.m.-midnight 10 a.m.-midnight 10 a.m.-midnight

* Fort Sam Houston Fiesta Ceremony and Fireworks Extravaganza

6-9 p.m. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

* Music from St. Mark’s: Celebrating Our Music & Heritage

4

Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.

Tuesday, April 21 Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19 Monday, April 20 Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23 Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25 Sunday, April 26

52

Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, April 22 Thursday, April 23

* San Antonio Women’s Fiesta Soccer Tournament

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San Antonio College, McAllister Auditorium, 1300 San Pedro Ave.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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2009 Fiesta Royalty King Antonio LXXXVII Stephen B. Cavender will be crowned King Antonio

LXXXVII in a ceremony in front of the Alamo at 7:30 p.m. April 18 and thus begin his reign over Fiesta 2009. Cavender is a lifelong resident of San Antonio and a thirdgeneration auto dealer and part owner/ operator of several automobile dealerships in the San Antonio area. He is married to his wife of 22 years, Kelly. Together, they are proud parents of two children, Kate (18) and Brooks (16). Cavender is also a third-generation Cavalier and second generation King Antonio as his father, Jimmy, served as King Antonio LXII in 1974. The Aides to King Antonio LXXXVII are John Spalten, Rick LePere and Chip Archer. 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. The investiture ceremony in which King Antonio is crowned dates back to 1927. In addition to the crowning of the new king, the ceremony has two other main focuses: 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. 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 20. Through the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation, King Antonio will disburse funds to directly support children’s charities in the San Antonio community. Thanks to major fundraising events like the Texas Cavaliers River Parade, King Antonio has distributed more than $1.7 million to charities, making a positive difference and impacting the lives of thousands of children in need.

Queen of The Order of the Alamo

Mary Elizabeth Rogers, known to all as Emmy, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Rogers III. Emmy was crowned Queen of the Order of the Alamo April 23, 2008, and was charged to reign over the Court of Palatial Magnificence. The Queen’s Coronation is a Fiesta tradition that dates back to 1909. There are many past duchesses in Emmy’s family, and her mother is a past Queen of the Court of Victorian Splendor in 1980. Emmy’s appreciation for the Coronation is enhanced, as her grandmother was Mistress of the Robes in 1982, and her mother is the current Mistress of the Robes for this year’s 100th anniversary of The Order. Emmy was born in San Antonio, attended Saint Mary’s Hall and Alamo Heights High School. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in corporate communications. Employing her communications skill, Emmy worked for the American Cancer Society, helping put on Austin’s Cattle Barons Ball. Emmy recently obtained her private pilot license as well as an instrument rating. She is an avid hunter and enjoys photography and most of all, travel. She reflects on the Coronation and the following year as a time that she will cherish forever.

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2009 fiesta royalty

Miss Fiesta San Antonio 2008

Ashley Mayle is a junior at Trinity University in San Antonio. She is majoring in business administration with a double concentration focusing on accounting and management. Her goal is to get her master’s in health care administration and to one day become a CEO/president of a children’s hospital. Her activities include the leadership position of Rush Chair within her sorority, Sigma Theta Tau; a program head for Meadowlands, a children’s shelter in Boerne; membership in Phi Alpha Delta; and an internship at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in the Human Resources Department. Ashley was crowned Miss Fiesta San Antonio in February 2008, and there is not a day that has gone by when she has not wholeheartedly embraced this title. She has been so grateful for this wonderful experience thus far and was excited to continue to serve out the rest of her reign!

El Rey Feo LXI

Rene “Charlie” Garza began his royal duties as el Rey Feo LXI in October 2008 and will reign throughout Fiesta 2009. The king is the Texas representative for Partida Tequila and promotes this fast-growing brand of premium agave throughout the Southwest. For almost 20 years previously he was also specialty brand manager for Budco. In addition to Rey Garza’s career in the food and beverage industry, the king also built meaningful relationships in the community. Through an endless list of sponsorships, special event marketing and promotion, he has supported many causes that improve education, encourage diversity, create health awareness, aid the arts and enhance his Hispanic culture. His involvement with the Rey Feo Scholarship program and his passion to support education in San Antonio began early in his life when his uncle, Nick Garza, became Rey Feo XLI. And the rest is history. Charlie committed his support for Henry Muñoz in 1997 during his campaign to become el Rey Feo L. Then in 2005, Charlie was Minister of Transportation for Tom Sineni, Rey Feo LVI. In 2006 Charlie was Minister of Transportation again for Robert D. Tips, el Rey Feo LVII. In 2007 he was Night Minister for Brian Weiner, el Rey Feo LIX. The current king is married to Blanca Aldaco, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, who is a well-known businesswoman in San Antonio and a former commissioner for the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission. They have two daughters, Adriana and Marisol. Together with his court, the king looks forward to seeing you at Fiesta.

La Reina de la Feria de las Flores

Monica Garcia was born and raised in San Antonio. She is the daughter of Noah and Maria A. Garcia and the eldest of three siblings. Monica attended St. Luke Catholic School from kindergarten to eighth grade. During her time at St. Luke’s, Monica excelled in her studies and continued to be involved in CYO sports and volunteer work for the school and the parish. Her volunteer activities included programs such as Feeding the Hungry Under the Bridge, the annual Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner, wrapping gifts for the annual Elf Louise Christmas program, making gifts for the St. Peter-St. Joseph School, and working on various food drives. Monica attended John Marshall High School, where she was actively involved in many activities and organizations, including the student council and the Ramblerette dance


2009 Fiesta Royalty team. Monica was also involved in competitive cheerleading with the Cheer-ific organization, helping her team win a national championship. During her senior year, Monica was selected for an internship with Washington Mutual. Upon her graduation, she was offered and she accepted a permanent position with the bank. Monica has been with the company for three years. On October 18, 2008, Monica was crowned Queen of La Feria De Las Flores for 20082009. She is very proud to be following in the steps of her grandmother, Martha Garza Garcia, who was the fourth Queen of La Feria de las Flores. She is extremely grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to raise money for the Parent/Child Scholarship Program, which provides educational opportunities to single parents with children less than six years of age. Currently, Monica attends the University of Texas at San Antonio and Northwest Vista College. She has been working towards a business degree with a minor in public relations.

Miss San Antonio 2009

Miss San Antonio 2009 is Alanna Sarabia, a 19-yearold sophomore at Texas State University, where she is majoring in mass communications with a minor in dance. She plans to pursue a career in radio and television broadcasting. She is the daughter of Rick and Lorraine Sarabia of Spring Branch, Texas. Alanna is a 2007 graduate of South Grand Prairie High School, where she was an honor student and cheerleader for four years. She received many honors in high school. She was elected class favorite for her freshman, sophomore, and junior years. She was elected Homecoming Queen and Most Beautiful her senior year. She also won the Grand Prairie Arts Council Scholarship for her works in the arts and the Cinco de Mayo Scholarship. Alanna’s platform is to help San Antonio become a “no-kill” city. She is visiting schools to explain to children why their pets need to be spayed and neutered. Alanna spends some of her days off from work and school volunteering at the Canyon Lake Animal Shelter, a no-kill facility. She plays with the dogs and cats so they can have a human touch and some one-on-one attention while they are waiting to be adopted. Alanna knows well the incredible diversity of arts, culture, entertainment and ambiance for which San Antonio is famous. She has been extremely honored to have this opportunity to promote and represent San Antonio during her reign.

Queen of Soul 2008

2008-2009 Queen of Soul, Tennessee Nathanson is a seventeen year old sophomore at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. Majoring in Nueroscience and Behavioral Biology and minoring in Spanish, Ms. Nathanson hopes to attend medical school, and receive a master’s degree in Geriatric Cardiovascular Surgery. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Ms. Nathanson moved to San Antonio at the age of eight. She attended Thousand Oaks Elementary School, Barbara Bush Middle School, Frank M. Tejeda Middle School and Ronald Reagan High School. In her junior year she was crowned Ms. Jr. Teen San Antonio, and in her senior year she competed in the prestigious Queen of Soul pageant. Ms. Nathanson believes in giving back to the San Antonio community that has invested so much in her, and what better way to do that then representing the city among the charitable and philanthropic Fiesta Royalty. Ms. Nathanson wished to thank Queen of Soul for allowing her to represent the influential organization, and attributes her success to her supportive siblings and parents.

Charro Queen & Queen Elect

Charro Queen 2008 is Irma Iris Duran, a 24-year-old honor graduate in international business management at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is an accomplished violinist and is active in city and community development. She enjoys caring for her horses, Muñeco and Paloma. Irma is the daughter of Adolfo A. Duran and Maria C. Lopez of Monterrey, Mexico. She grew up amidst a love of horses and Charrería. Her parents taught her the Irma Iris Duran importance of tradition and education. She was one of six American students selected to study the stock market in Munich, Germany. Irma is fluent in Spanish and German. She is currently working on her master’s degree. Irma is an active member of the Free Trade Alliance, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Avenida Guadalupe and communities in schools. She believes in creating opportunities for Hispanics to succeed in education. To increase self sufficiency for women, she participates as community issue chair for the Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Charro Queen-Elect Diana Cervantes originates from Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico. The San Antonio College sophomore wishes to pursue a career in accounting after transferring to UTSA. Coming from a Charrería family, she and her siblings are active in the Asociación de Charros with both the charro and escaramuza teams. She will finish Irma’s term and was crowned Feb. 14 to serve from 2010 throug 2012. She looks forward to educating the public on our Mexican tradition and the organization’s long history. Out of a commitment to community service, Irma and Diana wish to further involve the Asociación de Charros de San Antonio with programs for Hispanic youth to continue the Mexican culture and sport in future generations and make Charro accessible for all. The queens are proud to represent the Charro Association and have a mission to increase awareness of Charrería in the San Antonio community.

Fiesta Teen Queen

Hannah Starr Still is a 17-year-old senior at Faith Academy of Marble Falls. She is the daughter of Todd and Sharon Still and the granddaughter of Don and Nelle Still, Donald and Sue Smith and Franzella Jones. During Fiesta 2008, Hannah was honored to represent the Woman’s Club of San Antonio as Fiesta Teen Princess. Hannah is the vice president of her school’s National Honor Society and president of 4-H speech club. This is Hannah’s fourth year to be in Who’s Who among High School Students. She is a speaker for the local “Students Winning against Tobacco,” teaching local high schoolers the dangers of tobacco use. She has accumulated 217 volunteer hours working as an instructor in her school’s special education program. Hannah has been a member of the Ingenue Round Table for the past three years. Hannah is a four-year varsity tennis letterman, including wining the TAPPS 2A state championship the past two years. She has been on the varsity cheerleading squad as captain for two years. Hannah is active in her church choir, youth band, and senior praise and worship team. Hannah has been offered a tennis scholarship to Southeastern University in Florida but hopes to attend Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. and major in commercial music.

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Military ambassadors & Participating Military Organizations United States Army United States Army North United States Army South Army Medical Command Army Medical Department Center and School Brooke Army Medical Center Installation Management Command - West Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Sam Houston 5th Recruiting Brigade 208th Regional Support Group Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute

United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Air Force 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 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

U.S. Army North Ambassadors Staff Sgt. Jaime Villegas Staff Sgt. Stephanie N. De La Cruz

U.S. Navy Ambassadors Petty Officer First Class Errol Darnell Cummings Sr. Petty Officer First Class April J. Taylor

U.S. Army South Ambassadors Spc. Thomas Pierpont Sgt. Laura Carter

Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency Ambassadors Staff Sgt. Nicholas P. Officer Technical Sgt. Maria T. Esparza

Fort Sam Houston Ambassadors Sgt. 1st Class Jesus Gonzalez Staff Sgt. Erin Hicks

Lackland Air Force Base Ambassadors Technical Sgt. Raymond Rodriguez Senior Airman Maribelle Hernandez

U.S. Marine Corps Ambassadors Sgt. Javier Reyes Sgt. Crystal Jones

U.S. Coast Guard Ambassadors Petty Officer Kenny Norris Petty Officer Erica Gonzales

United States Coast Guard Texas Army National Guard Texas Air National Guard Randolph Air Force Base Ambassadors, Capt. Carlos Ferrer, Staff Sgt. Courtney Linde

This page featuring the Fiesta Military Ambassadors is proudly underwritten by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Carmack

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The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Alamo Area Square & Round Dance Association Fiesta Square & Round Dance President: Joan Bishop Commissioner: Don Winkler Alamo City Rugby Football Club Rugby tournament President: Ben Barton Commissioner: William Harmon Alamo Exhibition Bird Club Fiesta Bird Mart President: Stella Selby Commissioner: David Dupuy Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Tau Omega Chapter Praise Dance Celebration President & Commissioner: Betty L. Williams American Red Cross, San Antonio Area Chapter No event President: Katherine M. Sisoian Commissioner: Michael L. Bennett ALS Association, South Texas Chapter Battle ALS with Flowers President & Commissioner: Patrick Callihan Association of Old Crows-Billy Mitchell Chapter Conference in odd-numbered years President: Sam Roberts Commissioner: Nancy Roberts Battle of Flowers Association Battle of Flowers Parade Band Festival President: Alison Boone Commissioner: Kathi Oppenheimer Beethoven Maennerchor Inc. Fiesta Gartenfest President: Claus Heide Commissioner: Roger Apolinar Blessed Sacrament Academy Sticky Wickets Croquet Tournament President: Sister Odilia Koronek Commissioner: Sylvia Aguilar Brighton Schools Inc. A Taste of the Northside President: Kim Jefferies Commissioner: Steve Lauver Casa de España en San Antonio No event President & Commissioner: Sidney Chocrón Cherice Cochrane Mentoring for Success Foundation Mr. Teen San Antonio Scholarship Banquet President: Claudette Lewis Commissioner: Marvinette Smith City of San Antonio Earth Day President & Commissioner: Joe Alderete Clark High School Cougar Band Boosters Fiesta Funday Sunday President: Mary L. Lee Commissioner: Kathy Duke

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Clark High School Junior Air Force ROTC Fiesta Blast Model Rocketry Meet President & Commissioner: Maj. Donald Shakelford (Ret.) Colonial Hills United Methodist Church Family Fiesta President: The Rev. Ron Myers Commissioner: Joseph Piekos Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Couriers Chapter Children’s Texas History Forum President: Dolores Tamez Commissioner: Virginia Van Cleave Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Heroes Chapter San Jacinto Memorial Ceremony President: Kathleen Milam Carter, R.N. Commissioner: Elaine Milam Vetter Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Mission Chapter Pilgrimage To the Alamo President: Barbara Wright Commissioner: Jeanie Travis Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Inc. Opening ceremony President: Madge Robert Commissioner: Dianne MacDiarmid Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Growing Up Female Workshop President: Polly Kirven Commissioner: Angele McClendon Johnson Delta Society of San Antonio Fiesta Pooch Parade President: Janet Hargis Commissioner: Cheryl Trial El Consejo Real de Reyes Feos Anteriores Recepción del Consejo de Reyes Feos Anteriores Tee Off with Royalty Golf Tournament President: Brian Weiner Commissioner: Mae Escobar Fiesta Cornyation Inc. Cornyation President: Thomas McKenzie Commissioner: Raymond G. Chavez Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association Fiesta Flambeau Parade President: Antonio Alvarado Commissioner: Michael Flores Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce No event President: Richard Perez Commissioner: Linda Corkill Hermann Sons Presidents Council No event President: Mary Beam Commissioner: Leroy Muehlstein King William Association King William Fair President: Brad Shaw Commissioner: Rosemarie Kanusky

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Lo Bello de San Antonio Women’s Club Champagne & Diamonds Brunch President: Debbie Gonzalez Commissioner: Norma Reyes LULAC Council No. 2 Reina de la Feria de las Flores reception President: Tom Sandoval Commissioner: Gloria de Hoyos LULAC Leads Tejano Explosion President: Oscar Moran Commissioner: Rudy Sandoval Military-Civilian Club-Civilian No event Military ambassadors liaison President: Barbara Wright Commissioner: Liz Jauer Military-Civilian Club-Military No event Military ambassadors liaison President: Ada Montalvo Commissioner: Sarah Tozier Miss Bexar County Scholarship Pageant Miss San Antonio Pageant President: Ronald Coyle Commissioner: Glynda Coyle Miss Fiesta San Antonio Scholarship Pageant Pageant before Fiesta President: Penny McCutchen Gardner Commissioner: Mary Begia Mission San José Catholic Church Family Fiesta President & Commissioner: Jesse Garcia Monticello Park Historic District Tour of Homes President: Roberto G. Hinkson Commissioner: Robert D. Hinkson Jr. NAACP Youth Council Youth Image Awards Banquet President: Arleya Horne Commissioner: Regina Horne-Espree Navy League of the U.S., Alamo Council Navy Fiesta Reception President: Robert H. Weidman Commissioner: Carolyn Snyder The Order of the Alamo Coronation of the Queen President: John Ferguson IV Commissioner: Scott Christy Palo Alto College PACFest President: Dr. Daniel Rodriguez Commissioner: Vincent Bosquez Pan American League Fiesta Olé Style Show & Luncheon President: Stkvua Retba Commissioner: Eva Treviño Paseo del Rio Association Children’s Festival Mariachi Festival President: Parker Scott Jr. Commissioner: Greg Galaspy, CEO

Perry Gething Foundation Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour President: Robert M. Perry Commissioner: Katherine M. Perry Port San Antonio Fiesta de los Niños President: Bruce E. Miller Commissioner: Rosalie Pecina Psi Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Fiesta Jamboree President: Gregory Thompson Commissioner: Vernard Grice Queen of Soul Inc. Pageant before Fiesta President: Randell Mosley Commissioner: Deniece Cook Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale President: Brigitte Tuttle Commissioner: Jill K Becquet Retired Senior Volunteer Program (Catholic Charities) Senior Fiesta President: Steve Saldana Commissioner: Daisy Milnes Rey Feo Scholarship Committee El Rey Feo Reception President: Tom Sandoval Commissioner: Laura E. Flores River Art Group Fiesta River Art Show President: Lynda Lahr Commissioner: Imogene Luhrman River City Christian School No Event President & Commissioner: Susan Galindo Rolling Hills Academy Colores de Fiesta Fashion Show President & Commissioner: Theresa Hernandez Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church Fiesta De La Familia President & Commissioner: Msgr. Michael O’Gorman St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Fiesta Nueva President: Albert Tietze Commissioner: William Brewer St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Texas Corvette Association Car Show President: Christine Spadafor Commissioner: Daniel Martin Saint Luke’s Catholic Church Fiesta Finale President: Mari Hernandez Commissioner: Greg Shean Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church Music at St. Mark’s President & Commissioner: Dr. Edwin Reike

Saint Mary’s University Alumni Association Oyster Bake President: Jim Forkenbrock Commissioner: Steve Rosenauer Saint Mary’s University Music Department Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert Fiesta Jazz Stage Band Festival President: Charles Cotrell, Ph.D. Commissioner: John Rankin Saint Philip’s College St. Philip’s Culture Fest & Rib Cookoff President: Dr. Adena Williams Loston Commissioner: Julius Gordon San Antonio AIDS Foundation WEBB Party President: Jill Rips Commissioner: Wendy Scholl San Antonio Botanical Society Walk Across Texas President: Joel Erben Commissioner: Candace Andrews San Antonio Blues Society Fiesta Blues Heritage Series President: Ross Schlichting Comissioner: Mike Davis San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Inc. Cactus Show & Sale President: Jimmy Black Commissioner: Claude H. Townsend San Antonio Charro Association A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada President: Rodrigo G. Gaona Commissioner: Eric Foultz San Antonio College Multicultural Conference President & Commissioner: Juanita Luna Lawhn San Antonio Conservation Society Night in Old San Antonio President: Marcie Ince Commissioner: Christine Turner San Antonio German Club No event President: Christian M. Basse Commissioner: Peter Hennessey IV San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce No event President: Ramiro Cavazos Commissioner: Danielle Sheldon Espino San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association No event President: Bill Brendel Commissioner: Barb Machado San Antonio Lacrosse Association Fiesta International Lacrosse Tournament President: Bill Montez Commissioner: Chip Flanagan


Participating Member Organizations San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet Dance Kaleidoscope President: Diana Plummer Commissioner: Blair Richter San Antonio Municipal Band Band concert President: – Commissioner: – San Antonio Museum of Art Gallery Talk by Marion Oettinger Jr., Ph.D. President: Marion Oettinger Jr., Ph.D. Commissioner: Nancy Steves San Antonio Parks Foundation Fiestas Fantasías at Market Square President: Lila Cockrell Commissioner: Teresa Keck San Antonio Roadrunners Fiesta Mission 10k & Kids’ Runs Fiesta Fandango 2.6-Mile Run President: Joan Bobrukiewiez Commissioner: Debra Acosta San Antonio State School Family Festival President: Rick Savage Commissioner: Orlando Cisneros San Antonio Symphony Fiesta Pops—Pride of San Antonio President: Jack A. Fishman Commissioner: Carolyn L. Bacon

San Antonio Zulu Association A Taste of New Orleans President: Larry Taylor Commissioner: Howard Ray San Antonio Youth Centers Chips ’n’ Salsa President: Cynthia LeMonds Commissioner: Bob Crittenden Jr. San Fernando Cathedral Mariachi Mass Fiesta San Fernando President & Commissioner: Eloise A. Cortez Sculptors Dominion Sculptors Invitational President & Commissioner: Gilbert E. Barrera Society for the Preservation of Historic Fort Sam Houston All-American Canteen President: Joan Gaither Commissioner: Pris Trawick Sons of the Republic of Texas (William Barret Travis Chapter) The Alamo: These Sacred Walls President: Thomas M. Jackson Commissioner: Tom Bagby

Sons of the Republic of Texas (Alamo Chapter) This Hallowed Ground President: Alfred McCutcheon Jr. Commissioner: David Jauer Southwest School of Art and Craft Fiesta Arts Fair President: Paula Owen Commissioner: Steve Strapple State Association of Texas Pioneers Patriotic & Historical Ball President: Virginia Van Cleave Commissioner: Karen Rogers Texas Cavaliers King Antonio Investiture Cavaliers River Parade President: Nick Campbell Commissioner: Stephen Cavender Texas Community Health Network Piñatas in the Barrio President: Richard E. Martinez, MD Commissioner: Rick Uriegas Top Teens of America Conference on Healthy Choices President: Wanda Moody Perkins Commissioner: Sandra B. Gunter

United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc. Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow President & Commissioner: Erwin J. De Luna University of Texas at San Antonio Fiesta Under The Stars Fiesta UTSA President: Dr. Ricardo Romo Commissioner: Barry McKinney University of the Incarnate Word Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show First Aid Stations President: Dr. Louis J. Agnese Jr. Commissioner: Sr. Kathleen Coughlin, CCVI Urban 15 Incognito: Fiesta’s Masked Ball President: Hector Gonzalez Commissioner: Catherine Cisneros VFW Post 76 10th Street River Festival President: Danny Estrello Commissioner: Antonio (Tony) Vasquez Vietnam Veterans of America All Veterans Memorial Service President: Daniel Medrano Commissioner: James Fenimore

Witte Museum Queens & Crowns: Fiesta’s Royal Traditions President: Marise McDermott Commissioner: Hather Welder Russo Woman’s Club of San Antonio Fiesta Teenage Coronation Fiesta Flower Show Fiesta Luncheon, Hat Contest & Style Show President: Rose Hoelscher Commissioner: Kathy Littlefield Women’s Soccer Association of San Antonio Soccer Tournament President & Commissioner: Alice Klein Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Track Meet President: Wynell Mann Commissioner: Doris Horne Ellison

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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.

Casa de España in San Antonio Founded more than 25 years ago, Casa de España en San Antonio has enjoyed an active, fruitful life. As a nonprofit organization, Casa de España aims to bring together all Spaniards and those who love Spain, serving as a link between them and offering them the opportunity to participate in cultural and social events— conferences, museum visits, exhibitions, festivals, concerts and more. For more information visit casadeespanasanantonio.org

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.

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, are located in San Antonio at 515 S. St. Mary’s Street. There are currently 152 local lodges in 140 communities, towns and cities across Texas. Hermann Sons is the largest fraternal benefit society operating in only one state—Texas—with

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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.

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 seven 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 87th anniversary.

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.

River City Christian School River City Christian School is a Christian school specifically designed to educate students with learning and/or emotional difficulties. The school specializes in educating students, from kindergarten to 12th grade, who have learning differences including attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, dyscalcula, Asperger’s disorder and central auditory processing disorder, among other learning differences.


Participating Member Organizations River City Christian School’s caring and degreed staff is committed to providing children with an individualized educational program in a nurturing Christian environment.

San Antonio Area Chapter, American Red Cross

South Texans are reminded of the disaster relief, assistance to military families, and the health and safety training and services that the San Antonio Area Chapter has provided throughout the decades. These programs are made possible through the voluntary services and financial support of the San Antonio community.

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 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 students enrolled in hospitality related fields of study at St. Philip’s 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 introduce local citizens to the hospitality industry and 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 2009 San Antonio Queen of Soul Pageant is to take place March 28 at the Carver Community Cultural Center. In keeping with the rich tradition of the organization, young ladies display 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.

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-, minority- and womenowned 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.

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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.

San Antonio residents and visitors enjoy three premier parades during the 11 days of Fiesta. - The Texas Cavaliers River Parade, April 20. 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 24. 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 25. 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.

In the United States there were parades even before the Revolutionary War. Some of the oldest parades in the nation include: 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

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the Fiesta® san antonio Commission

Former Presidents

Jorge Gonzalez

Mary West Traylor

Larry Kurth

Edward Steves

Irma Flores

Nick Garza

Don Moyé

Naomi Russell-Wolfman

Jack Saunders

Pete R. Martinez

The selfless devotion of these past presidents has made possible the outstanding success of the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission since 1960.

Byron L. LeFlore

Agnes B. Harwood

William F. Grinnan Jr.

Joanna Parrish

Weir Labatt III

Jerome K. Harris Jr.

Amanda Ochse

James W. Gorman

Donald W. Garrett

Peter J. Hennessey Jr.

Hallie Spice

John H. Morse

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We thank these dedicated volunteer leaders and their families for the donation of their time, energy and creativity.

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Gloria L. Ray

Marshall T. Clegg

Carlos R. Montemayor

Thad W. Ziegler

Robert W. Carlson

Barbara Wenger

Inell Schooler

Roger Flores

Carol Canty

Louis J. Sanchez

Wilbur F. Littleton Jr.

Louise Thomas

Thad M. Ziegler

Joe B. Martinez Jr.

Robert H. Seal

Charles G. Orsinger

John T. Steen

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Fiesta® 2009

Special Membership Categories The Fiesta ® San Antonio Commission thanks its 2009 Special Members. Their support helps make Fiesta one of the premier festivals in the nation.

President

Argonaut Group Inc.

Commander

Rio San Antonio Cruises Ltd. I Steves & Sons Inc. I Senator Jeff Wentworth I USAA

Ambassador

Christus Santa Rosa Health Care I Luhn-McCain Insurance Agency I R.D. Tips Inc. I Westin Riverwalk Hotel

Diplomat

Bolner’s Fiesta Products Inc. I Diamond K Ranch I Dennis Gutzman I Jefferson Bank San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo I Sheraton Gunter Hotel I TETCO

Diplomat Angel Mr. & Mrs. John T. Steen Jr. I Tom E. Turner IV and Christine Turner

Envoy Angel Ms. Ann Griffith Ash I Mrs. Marion Y. Kimbro I Mr. Les Paulick I Mrs. Wendy S. Wirth

Envoy Accu-Print I Randy Bear I Broadway National Bank Corales Dental Office I Frost Bank I Hampton Inn Downtown Heart of Texas I Hollerbach & Associates Inc. I Nancy & Robert Hunt Hyatt Regency San Antonio I Martin Drought P.C. Tim Nakata I Tsakopulos Brown Schott & Anchors I Wilson Companies Inc. Wortham Insurance & Risk Management Agency I Zachry Group Inc.

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Premier Memberships

Ms. Patricia S. Alaniz Mr. James Albert & Dr. Valerie Spiser-Albert Mrs. Virginia S. Alexander Mr. Henry Almaguer Jonathan & Jennifer Alonzo Mr. & Mrs. James Altgelt Mr. Tony Alvarado Ms. Katrina Amaro Vanessa Armentrount & Omar Montenegro Ms. Alice Cook Ashton Billy & Wendy Atwell Mrs. Nancy H. Avellar Mr. D. Duane Ayres Anne & Steve Ballantyne Mrs. Kab Ballantyne Mrs. Angela Balleza Mr. Jesse Balleza Sr. Bill & Toni Barowski Mr. Louis Barrios Mr. E. A. Basse III Alan & Susan Battaglia Blake Begia Ryan Begia Mrs. Joni Belk Mr. & Mrs. Michael Benedum II Jane Benesch Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Blount Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Bolner Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Boone Mrs. Patricia G. Bose Mr. Steve W. Bourdeau Mr. Jerry Bragg Ms. Michelle M. Brann Mr. & Mrs. James L. Branton Col. (Ret) Wilfred A. Brassard Ms. Betty Brice Mr. & Mrs. Walter F. Brown Dr. Janet M. Burge Mrs. Beverly Howell Burris Mr. John Bustos Ms. Carole Anne Callsen Mr. James S. Calvert Mr. Nick Campbell Salvador & Virginia E. Tyler Campos Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Cantu Jr. Mrs. Carol S. Canty Ms. Lauren Caradec Mrs. Karen L. Carew Mr. & Mrs. Joe Carmack Mr. Fred Carmona Mrs. Dolores Carrillo Mrs. Bonnie Carrisal Mrs. John G. Carter

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Mr. Joe T. Casas Jr. Ms. Laura Cavaretta Ms. Laura Cavaretta Mr. & Mrs. James Cavender Mr. & Mrs. Stephen B. Cavender Ms. Blanca L. Cervantes Leon Childers Dr. & Mrs. Alfonso Chiscano Ms. Nancy Christensen Ms. Barbara Christenson Col. Ted Cieslak Orlando Cisneros Mrs. Alpha O. Cobarruvias Ms. Rebecca Cohen Carolyn Cohen & Calton Taylor Mrs. R. T. Coiner Mr. & Mrs. William L. Coiner Ms. Cindy Comfort Mrs. Brenda Conner Mr. Anthony C. Contreras Mr. Oscar A. Cook Ms. Sarah Cook Gerald & Phyllis Cooper Dr. Della Corales Dr. Gary W. Cox Ms. Carolyn Croft Ms. Noemi Cue Mr. Robert Cuellar Ms. Sylvia Cutler Mrs. Carolyn J. Damolin Ms. Priscilla Davenport Mrs. Carrie Davison Ms. Diane D. Day Mrs. Kay Day Jose & Gloria De Hoyos Mr. Jacob De La O Jr. Mr. Erwin J. De Luna Rosemary De Luna Ms. Glenda Deal Ms. Mary Ellen Deffenbaugh Ms. Rosalinda DeLaCruz Mrs. Holly K. Denton Mr. Richard Donovan Tina & Bill Drain Ms. Nancy Droneburg Mrs. Wilma F. Drury Mrs. Celeste Dullnig J. Dennis & Phyllis Dumont Mr. Douglas F. Dupre Mrs. Amanda Dupre Skovray Mr. David Dupuy Mr. Mrs. Lila & Raymond Dustin Mrs. Shirley J. Dyer Marilyn & Huard Eldridge Doris & Yvonne Horne Ellison/Clemons

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Ms. Anna Maria Enriquez Ms. Wendy Lee Erickson Mary Alice & Frances Escobar Mr. Francisco Estrada Ms. Pat Evans Mr. & Mrs. Jerry V. Ferguson Ms. Missy Finck Joe & Dawn FiOrino Mrs. Tina Flatten Mrs. Jimmy Fleming Ms. Laura E. Fores Mr. Michael Flores Mr. Robert J. Foster Dalton & Joy Fromme Mr. & Mrs. Don Frost Mr. & Mrs. Pat Frost Cindy & Mike Gabel Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Gaither Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Galindo Mrs. Sandra A. Gallardo Ms. Susan V. Gandy Carmen C. Garcia Mrs. Esther Garcia Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Garcia Jr. Michael & Josephine Garcia Mr. Billy Gardner Andrew & Vianna Garza Ms. Catalina Garza Ms. Catherine Garza Mr. Hector Garza Jesse & Patricia Garza Ms. Katy Garza Madeline Gatlin Mrs. Lorrayne D. Giese Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Goebel Cesar & Amelia Gonzalez Miss Daniela B. Gonzalez Jorge & Debbie Gonzalez Ms. Laura Gonzalez Ms. Maria Cristina Gonzalez Mr. Ruben Gonzalez Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Julius Gordon Mr. & Mrs. James W. Gorman Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Everett Gorton Mr. & Mrs. James D. Goudge Bob & Yolanda Grau Donald L. Groton Ms. Delia A. Guajardo Ms. Trina M. Guevara Mr. Salvador Gutierrez Ms. Claudia A. Guzman & Mr. Travis J. Garcia Miss Dolores Guzman-Farias Ms. Carol Habgood Dr. Joyce F. Habina

Mr. Patrick Horan Hafey Mrs. Barbara S. Hagen Ms. Joan Hall Suzanne & Lyn Hamm Linda Hammond Roland & Azalia Hardy Mrs. Henry P. Hare Jr. Mrs. Carla G. Harman Mrs. Peggy Thompson Harman Mr. David J. Harris Mrs. Marcia Harris Ms. Milby Hartwell Miss Gail Harwood Mrs. Roane Harwood Mr. & Mrs. Albert Hausser Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hausser Mrs. Robert Hausser Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James L. Hayne Mr. & Mrs. Claus D. Heide Mr. & Mrs. Vernon L. Helmke Mr. Peter J. Hennessey III Mr. Peter Hennessey Jr. Ms. Mary Martha Hernandez Art & DiAnn Herrera Mr. & Mrs. Herbert W. Hill Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Roger C. Hill Jr. Tim & Karen C. Hixon Ms. Joan F. Hopkins Ms. Anna-Laura Howell BG. & Mrs. William H. Huddleston (Ret.) Ms. Debbie Hutcheson Mr. Randall L. Iglehart Mrs. Marcie Ince Danny & Cyndie Ingle Dr. & Mrs. George W. Irving III Mrs. Alice Ives Dr. James & Dr. Linda Ivy David & Liz Jauer Miss Joy Jauer Ms. Della Jimenez Col. Lois A. Johns, Ret. Mr. & Mrs. Clyde J.B. Johnson Ms. Marian L. Jones Dr. & Mrs. Robert N. Jones T. J. Jones Ms. Jerri Jones-Cruz Ms. Kim Jordan Mr. & Mrs. William M. Kanyusik Jessie & Richard Kardys Miss Xonia Kargl Mrs. Alice S. Kelly Ms. Diana Khan Mr. & Mrs. James Kirk Mrs. Kate Klein Ms. Kandis C. Knape

Gary W. Knight & Curtis Poppenhouse Ms. Rosemary Kowalski Ms. Susan Kriz Mr. & Mrs. Laurence S. Kurth Mr. Laurence S. Kurth Ms. Rita M. Landez Ms. Irma H. Lauter Mr. & Mrs. Joyce K. Lee Ms. Marion T. Lee Mr. Ralph E. Lehr Ms. Ruby J. Lehrmann Mrs. Maidie Liebmann Ms. Joy Lindsey Mr. Robert Lira Mr. Wilbur F. Littleton Jr. Mrs. Kay Locker Mrs. Marilou Long Mrs. Anne Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Porter Loring III Mrs. Mary Losleben Mr. Ken Lowe Mr. Jesse Loza Richard & Irene Loza Debra Ann Lozano Ms. Dora Corona Lytle James & Susan Martin Jeffrey Martinez & Urban R. Hamm Ms. Mary A. Martinez Mr. Pete R. Martinez Mrs. Gloria G. Massey Mr. & Mrs. John K. Matthews Mrs. Peggy J. Matthiessen LTC. Gretchen M. Mayes (Ret.) Mrs. W. W. McAllister Jr. Mr. James R. McConnell Mrs. Dawn McCraw Mrs. Penny McCutchen Mr. Alan McDonald Mr. Milton R. McFarland Mr. Ernest Menchaca Ms. Mary-Alice Metwally Ms. Erin Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. William Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. George Monita Amelia Montemayor Roy & Alice Montez Curtis & Renee Montgomery Ms. Myfe Moore Ms. Barbara Moravits Mrs. Becky Moreno Mr. Ronald R. Morgan Mrs. Judy Morton Mr. Randall W. Mosley Mr. Donald B. MoyĂŠ Miss Bree Muckleroy


Premier Memberships Miss Jazz Muckleroy Kim Carmack Muckleroy Bob & Ann Murdock Ms. Bettye Jean Murphy Mrs. Lindsey A. Musch Loren R. Narvaez Mr. Rodney Nuttle & Doug Hathcock Mrs. Amanda Ochse Mrs. Cynthia C. O’Connor Mary Ann & Leonard Lee Oliver Mr. & Mrs. Marion A. Olson Jr. Mrs. Edward & Ann Oppenheimer Mrs. Frederic Oppenheimer Mr. Eloy Ortiz Mr. Pete Ortiz Jr. David B. Owens Ms. Melissa Ozuniga Mrs. Thelma A. Parker Mrs. Joanna Parrish Mrs. Robert Peavy Darwin & Willa Peek Mrs. Mary Helen Perez-Adam Ms. Vivian Pine Ronald & Patricia Lane Plouch Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Plummer Carol Porter Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Potts Mr. George F. Prescott Mr. George F. Prescott Sr. Miss Dominique Preyor-Johnson Ms. Barbara J. Price Ms. Dorothy L. Price-Collins Mr. Adam Quintana

Joe & Maria Ramirez Mrs. Linda Ramirez Susan & Travis Reed Mr. Rick Rein Mr. & Mrs. Royce Renfro Ms. Judy Renick Mr. Mario A. Resendiz Ms. Alice Reyes Ms. Adelfa D. Reyna Mr. James H. Rhodes Mr. Paul Rigsby Ms. Susan A. Riordan Ms. Anita Roach Mrs. Mary L. Roberson Mrs. Dorothy Roberts Adam J. Rodriquez Mr. Clemente G. Rodriguez Jr. Gilbert & Lupe Rodriguez Raymundo T. Rodriguez Robert & Byrdie Rodriguez Karen & Steve Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ruiz Alan Runge & Mr. Robert DuBray Mr. Francis L. Russell Mrs. Naomi G. Russell-Wolfman Mrs. Clay C. Rutherford Mrs. Kerry D. Rutledge Sam & Cleta Sample Mrs. Theresa C. Sanchez Ms. Mary L. Sandoval-Ayala Mrs. Marguerite Sapp Mr. Kevin S. Saroz Mrs. John W. Saunders Jr.

Mrs. Betty T. Scarborough Cyndi Schilling Mrs. Inell Schooler Dave & Linda Schutz Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Scott Mrs. James N. Scott Ms. Barbara Senkow Mrs. Betty Sheaffer Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson Tom and Guyla Senini Ms. Elvira T. Siordia Mrs. Linda Skop Bruce & Suzanne Smith Mrs. Marvinette Smith Carolynn Snyder & Mark Kuhlmann Claire Solis Isabella Solis Mr. John E. Spalten Ms. Rita Spiegel Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Spillman Mrs. Tookie Spoor Ms. Belinda Stanush Ida L.L. Steen James H. C. Steen John T. Steen III Mr. & Mrs. Clifton Stewart Mrs. Joan B. Stratton Mr. & Mrs. Louis Stumberg Mrs. Ruth Eileen Sullivan Mr. Dennis Sumner Ms. Denise H. Swain Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Lee Swain Gay & Steve Swanson

Mr. Robert P. Szczepanski Ms. Elaine Talarski Mrs. Dolores Tamez Mr. Roland T. Tamez Miss Sophia I. Tamez Ann S. Taylor Ms. Diana B. Terry COL. & Mrs. Edward Taylor Mr. Larry D. Taylor Ms. Nancy L. Taylor Mrs. Suzanne Terry Mrs. Sallie Thomas JoAnn & Robert B. Tobias-Molina Ms. Mary L. Tolbert Yvonne & Raymond Torres Mrs. Jeanne Travis Mrs. Priscilla W. Trawick Richard C. & Mary West Traylor Mr. Jose Trevino Mr. & Mrs. Jim Tsakopulos Ms. Brigitte R. Tuttle Mr. John Tyson Mr. William Untiedt Mrs. Michelle Usher Pablo & Kathy Valdez Bill & Virginia Van Cleave Pete & Leticia Van De Putte Ms. Barbara Vander Miss Audrey Vasquez Mr. Gilbert Vidaurri Mr. Johnny Villarreal Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Walker Mr. Ben A. Wallis III

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick H. Ward Mrs. Ann Brennand Watson Ms. Karen M. Watts Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Wawrzyniak Brian & Tina Weiner Mr. Louis A. Weiss III Mrs. Ann D. Wells Mr. & Mrs. Albert West Elizabeth Whitbeck Ms. Deborah A. White Mr. & Mrs. John H. White Ms. Kathleen A. White Kathy White & Dottye Williams Mrs. Mary Wieser Mrs. Peggy Wilkinson Mrs. Docia Williams Mrs. Terri L. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Craig S. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Philip Winebrenner Mr. & Mrs. Don Winkler R. Wayne Witt Mr. & Mrs. Dale Wood Mr. & Mrs. H.P. Wright Mr. Russell Wright Mr. & Mrs. Mike Yates Mrs. Gerry Young Mr. & Mrs. Fausto Yturria Jr. Mollie & Bartell Zachry Nancy & Jim Zachry Mr. & Mrs. Milton Zaiontz Ms. Eleanor Marie Zepeda Ms. Victoria Zuniga

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CHARLIE GARZA & BLANCA ALDACO Rey Feo LXI & Royal Consort, Envoy LARRY & ABBY KURTH Prime Minister, Joint Premier MAE ESCOBAR Executive Minister, Premier RAYMUNDO & MONICA MARIE RODRIGUEZ Day Minister, Joint Premier RAY & YVONNE TORRES Night Minister, Joint Premier TINA & BILL DRAIN Education Minister, Joint Premier ANDREW & VIANNA GARZA Advance Minister, Joint Premier DANNY & CYNDIE INGLE Advance Minister, Joint Premier BOB & JOY CARLSON Military Minister, Padrino HECTOR & DIANNE GARZA Finance Minister, Joint Premier ROYCE & MICHEL RENFRO Transportation Minister, Joint Premier PHYLLIS & JERRY COOPER Historian Minister, Joint Premier ROSEMARY KOWALSKI Advisory Minister, Premier JOE & DAWN FIORINO Transportation Aide, Joint Premier

Business Members A. J. Monier & Co. Inc. Affordable Custodial Supply Aldaco’s at Stoneoak American Signal Equipment Co. Arthur Pfeil Florist Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Billing Partners LLC Bjorn’s Audio Video Brooks Development Authority Burnside & Rishebarger Casa Rio/Schilos/Los Leones Cenveo Downtown Alliance Genisys Consulting Services Greater San Antonio Transportation Co. Hill Country Vettes Osborn Heirs Qwest Communications Republic of Texas Restaurants San Antonio Youth Centers Simply Sold Real Estate Advance Summer Classics Stores Tan Ventures Inc. Tower Life Insurance Co.

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Ms. Jo Ann Acosta Mr. Nathan Adcock Mr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Allison Mr. Thomas G. Allison Mrs. Clifton Anderson Greg & Janet Anderson Mrs. James R. Armstrong Mrs. Isabelle Badouh Cory & Phil Bakke Mrs. Leanne Ball Mr. & Mrs. Harry Balling Ms. Mary Barrett Ms. Mary Baskin Miss Caroline A. Basse Father Nick Baxter Barbara D. Beal Ms. Jill K. Becquet Mrs. Jean T. Bell Mr. Stanton Bell Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Biedenharn Mr. Albert M. Biedenharn III Mrs. James Billups Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Blische Mrs. William J. Block Sandra Boyd Faye Bracey Mrs. William V. Braley Mrs. Margaret W. Brannan Ms. Carol E. Bray Mrs. Shirley W. Bryan

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Miss Syeira Budd Mr. Benjamin Burleson Mr. William O. Butler Mrs. Minnette L. Buzzini Emma Calvert Mrs. Rhonda Kolm Calvert Elizabeth & Alicia Cardenas Miss Ella Carlson Danielle Clark Mr. Marshall T. Clegg Ms. Janice G. Clyborne Ms. Claire Coleman Catherine Comeaux Miss Deniece Cook Mrs. Mary F. Corrigan Ms. Sandra Covington Melanie G. Cowart Mrs. Christena Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Crowley Mrs. Lorrie Curtis Mrs. Geraldine Davis Mrs. Olive F. Davis Col. & Mrs. Manuel De Los Santos Mrs. Gaye E. DeFosset Mrs. Lida Lee Denney Mrs. Martha Dickman Mr. Jimmie Draper Mr. & Mrs.James L. Drought Mrs. Walter C. Dunlap Gabriel & Barbara Durand-Hollis

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Ms. Earl Fae Eldridge Mrs. Wernadika Engelien Paul & Mary Lou Escobar Mr. Dick Evans Mrs. Edwina Love Fanner Mr. Michael Fernandez Mr. Mathew L. Finch A.E. & Andrea Frankland Mr. Tony Galaviz John T. Gardner Alexia Garza Mrs. Theresa G. Gold Mr. & Mrs. Larry Goodman Mrs. Anne B. Graves Mrs. Beverly Purcell Guerra Mrs. Tom Guggolz Mrs. Janet G. Gunderson Ms. Betty W. Hansen Curtis Hardy Mr. & Mrs. Norton Hargis Jennifer Harper Shelly & Marshall Harrell Mr. & Mrs. Dale Harris Mrs. Barbara Harrison Mrs. T. Maxey Hart Jr. Ms. Nancy Hayne LTC. Susan K. Heacock Ms. Priscilla Jean Heard Mrs. Cyndi Heath Mr. Don Heath

Ms. Iris Hegemier Ms. Marsha Hendler Mrs. John L. Hendry III Ann N. Henry Ms. Elizabeth Hetrick Mrs. Russell Hill Mrs. Doe Hollimon Ms. Cisse Horton Mrs. Josephine Houston Thompson Ms. Anne Ingamells Mrs. Caroline L. Ingram Ms. Kay Kallina Ingram Mrs. Herman H. James Jr. Maj. & Mrs. Karen & Jay Johnson Mrs. Ellen R. Kaiser Jamie Karutz Dr. Yvonne Katz Mrs. Christy Kerr Mrs. Tom Kingman Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Kleberg III Mr. Edward K. Kopplow Mrs. Joan M. Korte Mr. Martin Kushner Mrs. Judith T. Lackritz Ms. Sarah W. Lake Mrs. Lellen Lane Mrs. Susan Robinson Lane Mrs. Martha B. Lankford Ms. Barbara Leavelle Mr. & Mrs. Byron L. LeFlore

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Individual Memberships Ms. Dottie Leslie Ms. Virginia A. Linley Mr. John R. Locke Jr. Mrs. Edwina Love-Fanner Mrs. Carol Lundy Ms. Judy Lynch Mrs. Rachel Madrid Mr. & Mrs. Buddy Magee Ginger Magers Mrs. John C. Malitz Ms. Nancy Marion Miss Whitney Marion Mrs. Judith H. Markelz Ms. Pat Mazzella Dr. Molly McAdams Mrs. Joe McFarlane Mrs. Jennifer McGaughy Linda & Paul McSween Mr. & Mrs. David H. Meaden Mrs. Jo Lynne Meador Mrs. Monika Menczer Mr. & Mrs. John K. Meyer Mr. Dale H. Meyers Joan Minten Mrs. Charlotte Mitchell Mrs. Melvin M. Mitchell Ada & Mike Montalvo Mrs. Delfina Mori Mrs. Lillian P. Morris Ms. Kathleen Moss

Ms. Mary Moss Mr. Leroy P. Muehlstein Mrs. Terrie E. Musselman Mrs. Claude L. Nabers Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Netting Ms. Shannon Nisbet Ms. Leslie Noels Ms. Julia Norton-Keidel Mrs. Kieth O’Gorman Margo & George A. Olson Mrs. Kathi Oppenheimer Ms. Minerva Paredes Mr. & Mrs. John C. Park Mrs. Joseph Parker Mrs. John C. Parsons Miss Mary Rita Partlow Les Paulick & Janice Ricks Paulick Patricia D. Peak Dr. Dan C. Peavy Mrs. Harriet W. Peavy Mrs. C. Aaron Penaloza Mr. Bill Pennington Mr. & Mrs. Olan Phillips Mr. Mike Pitman Ms. Pamela Pons Mrs. Molly Porter Burke Father Tony Posada Jane Cheever & Tom Powell Ms. Carolyn D. Putnam Mrs. Jackie Raney

Mrs. William Rasco Bidda Reed Mr. Eric Renth Mrs. Linda Rittenhouse Mrs. Eugenia Robinson Maria Robles Curtis & Irma Iris Duran Rodriguez Mrs. Dinah DeLong Rogers Ms. Dorothy Rose Mrs. Nancy B. Rother Mr. John Sanchez Mrs. Barbara C. Schneider Col. Carolyn A. Schneider Mrs. Mary Schug Mrs. Adriana Seawright Ms. Myrtle Shaw Joy Silers Mrs. Becky Simpson Mrs. Madison Smith Mrs. Harvey P. Smith Jr. Ms. Ellen M. Snow Dr. Robert G. Spalten, D.D.S. Mrs. Margaret C. Spence Mrs. Patricia G. Steves Mrs. Barbara E. Stieren Mr. Joseph G. Street Mr. & Mrs. Ann & Otto Strey Mr. Norton A. Stuart III Mrs. George A. Swain III Mr. Tim Swan

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Taylor Louise & Alex Thomas Mrs. Richard Thompson Mrs. Carolyn Thornton Mrs. Margaret Tisue Sarah Tozier Mr. Rodolfo Villanueva Jr. Margaret W. Walker Peggy Walker Mrs. John K. Walters Mrs. Lela Walters Mrs. Barbara Warnock Mrs. Ginny Way Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Wehmeyer Jr. Mrs. Barbara Wenger Ms. Charlotte R. Wenger Mrs. Sidney E. Wilkins Heather Wolff Mrs. Mary Kay Wolff Ms. Jodie R. Wurzbach Mrs. James F. Yancy Mrs. James W. Yancy Mrs. Lois F. Yancy Jerry & Sidney Yarbrough Mrs. Louis H. Zbinden Emma Zepeda

2009 Madrinas & Padrinos The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission is proud to celebrate our 50th year. Fiesta® San Antonio is one of the premier festivals nationwide. This year April 16-26 will celebrate the heroes of San Jacinto and the Alamo and honor the rich and diverse culture of San Antonio. The success of Fiesta is due largely to the more than 75,000 volunteers and more than three million attendees. The Fiesta Commission is proud of the generous support of its officers and staff. During this 50th year of our existence, we are pleased to recognize and honor an elite number of past and present Fiesta supporters. These Godmothers and Godfathers of Fiesta (Madrinas and Padrinos) have chosen to be recognized for their devotion to and support of the citizenry of San Antonio and its rich multicultural heritage. They can be recognized at many of Fiesta’s more than 100 events by their unique lime green sashes and one-of-a-kind medals. Padrino Charles Barrett and wife Melissa

Padrino William R. Crow Jr. and Margaret Anderson

Padrino Sam Bell Steves,II and wife Sarah

Madrina Wendy Wirth and husband Tom

Padrino Roy Barrera, Jr. and wife Sally

Madrina Mary Begia and husband Bruce

Padrino Senator Jeff Wentworth and wife Karla

Madrina Marilyn Eldridge and husband Huard

Padrino Red McCombs and wife Charline

Madrina Cristine Turner and husband Tom

Padrino Robert Carlson and wife Joy

Madrina Evangelina Flores and David Reta

Padrino Byron Leflore and wife Kathryn

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