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Volume 28

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What’s Inside . . . . . . . On The Cover

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How to Roast Green Chiles

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San Angelo Homeschool Sports Assn.

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I have A.A.A.D.D.

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Nursery Rhymes

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Being a Long Distance Grandparent

10 Shannon Pink Ribbon Run photo by Carolyn Miller Grandparents!! There is nothing that can fill the gap in a child’s life like a grandparent. Take time to stay in their lives...even if its long distance. And thank you, each of you, for all you do! Our cover grandparents are (Grand-Mommy and Pops): Keith (Kebo) and Karen Ligon

12 Community Calendar 14 Sound of Music - San Angelo Symphony Guild 15 How Do You Look At Life? 16 Railway Museum’s 25th Anniversary

Our cover kids are Boston Ligon (8 years old) and Maxwell Ligon (5 years old)

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Both attend Bonham Elementary in kindergarden and third grade.

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Their parents are Brandon and Taishi Ligon.

19 Around San Angelo

Their favorite things to do with their grandparents are slumber parties, playing games, making coke floats, reading books, and Donut parties with Pops!

Want to see your kids in San Angelo Family Magazine? Send your SNAPSHOTS in by September 15th!! See page 18 for details.

20 Meetings Around San Angelo 21 The People Plant Connection 22 Feed the Funnel

San Angelo Family is published monthly by Ink Publications, LLC. We welcome letters, articles, artwork, and photographs from its readers and the community. We reserve the right to edit, reject, or comment editorially on all material contributed. Enclose a selfaddressed, stamped envelope for any items to be returned. We cannot be responsible for the return of any unsolicited material. You may email us anytime at family@wcc.net. All rights reserved. Any reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission. ©san angelo family 2022

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roast green chiles When handling chiles, either wear gloves or coat your hands with vegetable oil, and don't touch eyes or other sensitive areas. If roasting the chiles indoors, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. A layer of foil makes for easier cleanup later. Place in the oven, 4-5 inches from the the broiler element. The skin will blister and turn black. Turn the peppers as required to blister all sides evenly. At this point, your kitchen should be filled with the mouthwatering aroma of roasting green chile! If it's a nice day outdoors, and if you have a good gas barbecue grill, you can roast your chiles that way. Arrange the peppers over high heat, turning as necessary to blister the skins evenly on all sides. Whichever roasting method is used, the pepper skins should be evenly blistered, mostly black. Cover the hot chiles with a damp kitchen towel for 15 minutes or so. This steams them and loosens the skins.(You can also use a plastic bag to steam the peppers, but let them cool a minute so the bag doesn't melt!) If you're having green chile for dinner tonight, the peppers are ready to use now. Just slip the skins off and stuff, chop, etc. Otherwise, package the cooled chiles in airtight bags for freezing. We think leaving the peppers whole and freezing with the skins on results in a better texture and flavor when thawed. When ready to use, thaw for a few minutes and the skins slip off easily. Drain on paper towels and you're ready to cook. By Summer's end the green chiles are ripening and changing to a rich ,earthy deep red color. The chile flavor is changing also, becoming sweet and mellow, with a completely different taste from the green pods.

Shrimp and Green Chile Enchiladas 2 cups chicken broth 12-15 large shrimp, peeled & deveined 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1½ cups sliced mushrooms 2 Tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon salt Pinch of black pepper 1 cup canned or homemade green chile sauce 1 cup diced green chiles 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese 10-12 corn tortillas Chopped tomato for garnish Pre-heat oven to 350° and oil a medium-size casserole dish. Bring the chicken broth to a simmer in a saucepan. Cut the shrimp into bite-sized pieces and cook in the broth for 3-4 minutes or until pink. Remove the shrimp to a bowl and save the broth. Cook the onion, garlic and mushrooms in the butter until soft—about 10 minutes. Add the flour and stir well. Add 1 cup of the saved chicken broth and simmer until thickened. Stir in the shrimp, salt and pepper. Using a hand blender or food processor, blend the green chile sauce, chopped chiles, and remaining 1 cup of the saved chicken broth. Heat the sauce in a small skillet and keep warm.

All over Southern New Mexico at this time of year you'll see colorful hanging ristras, or strings of red chiles. These are not just pretty to look at. After the chiles are dried, they are the starting point for the lovely red chile sauce which is the basis of a multitude of red chile dishes.

Warm the tortillas. Dip each tortilla into the green chile sauce, fill with about ¼ cup of the shrimp & mushroom mixture. Roll and place seam side down in a lightly oiled casserole. When all the tortillas have been rolled, pour the remaining sauce on top. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 25 minutes.

This has become a decoration, and it is a popular belief that ristras are hung in front of your home to welcome visitors and bring you good fortune.

Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes and serve. Makes 4-5 servings.

HELP!!! Meals For The Elderly relies on our volunteers to help us deliver meals to over 600 recipients daily. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the volunteer opportunities available, please visit www.mealsfortheelderly.org or contact Kelly Usry, Volunteer Director, at (325) 655-9200 or email her at volunteer@mealsfortheelderly.org They could REALLY use your help right now!!

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San Angelo Homeschool Sports Association (SAHSSA) Saints The San Angelo Homeschool Sports Association (SAHSSA) is a Christ-centered athletic Non-profit organization made up of volunteers who help organize and promote youth sports leagues. The mission of SAHSSA is to implant in its youth the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, commitment, and courage through organized and supervised sports programs. The molding of healthy future citizens is our prime objective. The goal of the SAHSSA is to offer every child who participates in the SAHSSA a place to find success through athletic participation. SAHSSA sports include girls’ and boys’ basketball, volleyball, baseball, spirit programs, and football. Players consist of participants that are homeschooled or attend small schools that do not provide the sports program. For additional information regarding SAHSSA sports opportunities, contact the Saints at Staff@sanangelosaints.org or visit us online at https://www.sahssa.com/ or via Facebook at San Angelo Home School Sports Association (@sanangelosaints). The Lady Saints girls’ basketball program is currently seeking players to join us for the 2022-23 season. With already 20 games on the schedule, and likely more to be added, we are seeking players grades 6 through 12 for our high school team and our junior high team. Experience is beneficial, but not necessary. We are currently holding summer workouts to improve skill sets, with practice starting in October and games in November. The mission of the girls’ basketball program is to provide young ladies with the opportunity of a high school and junior high school basketball experience in a Christian environment. As we enter our third season, we are seeking to improve the quality of play on the court and the character and camaraderie of the young ladies off the court. We welcome potential players that would like to try a summer workout and see if the program and the sport of basketball is right for them. If interested or for more information, contact Coach Andy Vecellio at 325301-2400.

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Repeated by request from a reader!! Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better, even though I have it!! Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

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I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking. I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need water. I put the Coke on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do. At the end of the day: - the car isn't washed - the bills aren't paid - there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter - the flowers don't have enough water, - there is still only 1 check in my check book, - I can't find the remote, - I can't find my glasses, - and I don't remember what I did with the car keys. Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, and I'm really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.... San Angelo Family Magazine

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Being An Awesome Long Distance Grandparent Just because you live far away from your grandkids doesn’t mean that you can’t do things with them. We live in a fabulous world of technology where interacting with those Littles that live too far to just drive over can be a breeze! If you want to spend the afternoon with them. . .Do it! Long Distance Grandparent Activity #1 – Become Penpals Participate in two-way activities like becoming penpals, sending a continuous story back and forth, journaling, or just a series of questions you answer. They will love to get in on the fun. Maybe you can start sending pictures with a few words on them. Long Distance Grandparent Activity #2 – Include Them Any Way You Can Try to include your long-distance Littles in some of the big activities. One way is to Skype or Facetime during any activities. Grandparents and the kids will love this! Long Distance Grandparent Activity #3 – Watch TV “Together” You can watch a TV show “together” and then talk about it. That opens the door to share some excitement for upcoming episodes. . .more reasons to talk to each other! (This is a fun one especially as they get older). Long Distance Grandparent Activity #4 – Play Puzzles & Word Games Little ones love puzzles and word games. As long distance grandparents, you can play just like we do with the Littles that are close by. Ask for certain types of words and then read the silly story to them. Then we change roles. You could mail each other puzzles and then share in the joy of completing it. You will love to get mail from them as much as they will love to get mail from you!! Long Distance Grandparent Activity #5 – Read to Each Other You can read to each other. You can show them picture books if you are on a video chat of some kind. Or you can read chapter books together. That gives you a reason to talk to each other often as you will both probably be excited to read the next chapter. A fun favorite book series – Kingdom Keepers. (If you’re Disney fans, you will LOVE this series. It’s a fictional series set in the Disney parks. Check it out and see for yourself!) Long Distance Grandparent Activity #6 – Play the Story Game The Story Game is where you start a story with 3-5 words. Then, your grandchild needs to continue the story with just 3-5 words. Then you continue the story with the next 3-5 words. This game can get hilarious when your grandchildren run it completely off the rails in a direction that you just didn’t anticipate. . .especially with the little ones! Long Distance Grandparent Activity #7 – Cook & Eat a Meal Together Agree ahead of time what they are cooking and get all the ingredients needed to make the meal. At the designated day and time, they gather on Skype or Facetime or Zoom. You each fix the meal and talk while you cook. Just because you are long distance grandparents doesn’t mean that you can’t have a meal together! This is a great way for parents or grandparents to hand down family recipes to those who don’t live close. Long Distance Grandparent Activity #8 – Do Jigsaw Puzzles Online Did you know you can do jigsaw puzzles together online? You can invite groups of people to join and do the puzzle. This might take a little bit of planning, but would be great fun! Long Distance Grandparent Activity #9 – Share Your Personal History Share your personal history with your grandchildren one story at a time. This will be invaluable someday. As a matter of fact, it might be fun to put these stories into a video and put it on a private YouTube channel or burn onto a CD that you can share with your family. Let the kids ask you questions about your life growing up or when you were dating. Long Distance Grandparent Activity #10 – Plant Something Together Send your grandkids a small planting set – pot, seeds, soil, maybe some small tools, watering can, gloves, etc. You keep some of the same seeds. When they get the package, plan a time to video chat and plant the seeds while they do the same. Every week compare your plant’s growth and see how they are doing. Long Distance Grandparent Activity #11 – Send “Open When” Letters You can send your grandkids “open when” letters. Mark some milestones during the coming weeks or months and write a letter to your grandchild for each of those times. Send them all at once and have a specific open date (and/or time). You can call them after they open each letter and tell them how much you love them. Long Distance Grandparent Activity #12 - Make time for the older kids too Older kids are harder because they are so busy, but plan ways to stay in touch - even if its just texting with them. Or be brave and learn a new app or software! Or maybe ask them questions that are more technical - they might love to be able to teach YOU something. San Angelo Family Magazine

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Upcoming Events

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Oct. 1 Tom Green County Friends of the Library Bi-Monthly Book Sale 9-1 in the basement of the Stephens Central Library. Oct 1 Shannon’s 15th Pink Ribbon Run - see page 10

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How to Roast Green Chiles see page 5

5 Tom Green County Library All Ages Mondays Chess Club, 6-8:30 Adult Games Night 4pm Great Courses, 7 pm

Fort Concho Speaker Serie FREE

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The People Plant Connection Sept. events see page 21

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Emmanuel School of Fine Arts FREE Preschool Art Class for ages 3-5. Class starts at 9am FREE MusikGarten Class for ages 15mo3 years. Class starts at 9am.

Emmanuel School of F Homeschool Orchestra fro & FREE weekly Guitar Ci Myer, called "Don't Fr 6:30-7:30

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Tom Green County Library Teen (Grades 6-12 only) Mondays 4pm: Minecraft Club

Need hel with payi for childca while you work school? see page 2

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Submit your SNAPSHOTS to SA Family Magazine by Sept. 15th (see page 18 for details)

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What is your CAUSE? If Literacy is important to you, please consider giving to the Adult Literacy Council www.alccv.org

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Learn how you can make a difference through our organization curabrasil.org

Tom Green County Wednesdays Stories, Songs, & Surprise Tail-waggin' Tutors 325-655-7321

Tom Green County L West Brand All Ages Wednesdays Therapaws 3:4

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Central High School Home Opener Football Game (and Senior Parents Night) 7:00pm San Angelo Stadium

Tom Green County Library Teen (Grades 6-12 only) Saturdays 2pm: Draw Together

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Sept 9-25 Beauty and the Beast, Angelo Civic Theater, see page 19

Emmanuel School of Fine Arts different levels of Homeschool Art Class from 9am-1:30pm.

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Railway Museum’s 25th Anniversary Arthur Stilwell’s “Dream of Steam” see page 16

Homeschool Band from 1:30-3pm

Shine a Light - see page 14

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Tom Green County Library Thursdays Stories, Songs, & Surprises 10 & 10:30 Tail-waggin' Tutors 3:30 325-655-7321

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San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Every Saturday Family Clay Days Free for all ages see page 3

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Nursery Rhymes see page 8 for some classics!

Tom Green County Library Fridays Stories & More 10:30 & 11

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The Veterans and First Responders Breakfast VFW, 125 S. Browning. Free breakfast is from 7:30-9:30am

Colors of Autumn Market, 9-5, 50 East 43rd Street, First Financial Pavilion see page 19

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Saturday, Sept 24th: Angelo West Branch 40th Birthday

Feed the Funnel San Angelo Broadway Academy Fall Theatre classes - see page 23

Help Fight Hunger see page 22

Davis & Kylie Knight ILLUSIONS First Baptist Church 7:00pm see page 15

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Sept 30-Oct 1 3rd Annual REVOLUTION Film Festival, Murphy Performance Hall

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Please be our guest as we discuss plans and events for the 2022-2023 symphony concert season and introduce our Symphony Beaux & Belles. Our first general membership meeting will be Sunday, September 11, 2022, in the lobby of the beautiful Cactus Hotel, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. We would love to meet you! If you are unable to attend but would like information about the San Angelo Symphony Guild, please contact us at sanangelosymphonyguild@gmail.com.

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How Do You Look At Life? Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life: * Accept that some days you're the pigeon, And some days you're the statue. * Always keep your words soft and sweet, Just in case you have to eat them. * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. * Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker. * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague. * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply be kind to others. * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time! Because then you won't have a leg to stand on. * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late. * The second mouse gets the cheese. * When everything's coming your way, You're in the wrong lane. * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live. * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person. * Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. * We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box. *A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked... "How heavy is this glass of water?" Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, As the burden becomes increasingly heavy, We won't be able to carry on.” As with the glass of water, You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on! with the burden." Whatever burdens you're carrying now, Let them down for a moment if you can." So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while. San Angelo Family Magazine

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Raise a toast to the Railway Museum’s 25th Anniversary with the true tale of how San Angelo got its depot. Step back into history and see “Arthur Stilwell’s Dream of Steam” Sept. 8-11 at the Railway Museum of San Angelo. It’s the tale of the man who put San Angelo on the map. Arthur Stilwell had a dream--and San Angelo was at the heart of that dream. The railway wheeler dealer heard voices, dreamed big and imagined a mighty railroad running through San Angelo and into Mexico. Come back to 1910 and meet this historic entrepreneur and learn "the rest of the story." You will get a copy of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway stock certificate declaring you a stockholder. You’ll be transported through time with this original play and meet Pancho Villa, whose words about the Mexican Revolution are based on extensive research. When the “Dream of Steam” journey ends, you'll find yourself on the railway platform enjoying champagne and treats in a place straight out of Stilwell's dream. Make reservations now for “Arthur Stilwell’s Dream of Steam,” at the Railway Museum of San Angelo, Sept. 8-11. There are two evening presentations Thursday, Friday and Saturday and a matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $25 and include champagne and hors d’oeuvres, 1910 style! They offer a group rate of $20 for groups of 8 or more. For tickets go to sanangelorailway.org or call 325-486-2140.

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Shining a Light on a Dark Topic As we all well know, San Angelo is such a supportive community of ranchers, farmers, proud ASU supporters, military families and the arts. However, for most of the past 22 years, the Tom Green County suicide rates have been higher than the state and national averages with only a few exceptions. So far this year, Tom Green County has had 19 confirmed suicide losses. WTCG is committed to providing perfect depression care through the Zero Suicide program. Important partnerships include MHMR, West Texas Rehab, Shannon Medical Center, La Esperanza, Angelo State University, River Crest, SAISD, and Art in Uncommon Places. With the goal of “not one more” loss to suicide, WTCG is able to provide rapid access to crisis intervention services through the Zero Suicide Program at no cost to the client. Over the past year, WTCG has served over 857 people through the Zero Suicide program. Suicide prevention and awareness is a community-wide responsibility. As we kick off September as Suicide Prevention and Awareness month, we are grateful to welcome Frank R. Campbell, PhD, LCSW, CT. Dr. Campbell is the global expert on Suicidology and creator of the LOSS Team model which provides local outreach to suicide survivors. The LOSS Team model is utilized in the Concho Valley, as well as around the world. He will be with us once again September 6 – 9th for a special suicide prevention training event – a portion of this training is free and open to the public. Dr. Campbell will also be sharing this year’s “Message of Hope” at the 7th annual Principal LED Shine a Light event on Saturday, September 10th for World Suicide Prevention day. If you or someone you love is in need of services, please call 325-486-TALK (8255). FMI for any of these services or events, please visit wtcg.us

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SNAPSHOTS Grandchildren: Brittany Chacon, Juliana Nunez, Devin Soto, Brady Perez, Domingo Gutierrez, Julian Nunez, Grandparent: Mary Perez

Snapshots is a perfect way to share your best photos. We are looking for cute home snapshots (no professional photos, or school pics). Think of an original caption and email to family@wcc.net. Please be certain to use the word snapshots in the subject and include the information below on this page. *Photo publication cannot be guaranteed due to the large volume of photos received. Grandad & Stee

Thankful for grandparents. Kids names: Colton Kovar, Caroline Kovar, Carlee Kovar, Grandparents: Granddaddy - Preston(PD) Miller Mimi- Sharon Miller

Zariyah “low and slow” Brazos always makes time for Gigi and Dude!!!

Sweet Neo enjoying his Neo dolphin swaddle blanket

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Marissa Almeraz celebrating 16 years


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These are just a few of the many monthly activities. More listed throughout the magazine and on our community calendar.

Around San Angelo

September 9, 2022 to September 25, 2022 Angelo Civic Theatre, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Beauty and The Beast: The Broadway Musical Be our guest! Singing teapots and candlesticks, an evil spell, and an unlikely love story are all part of the magic of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy Award–winning animated feature, the stage production includes all of the original songs from the movie by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. The whole family will be enchanted by this gorgeous production, featuring stunning costumes and sets, spectacular dance numbers, and, of course, a fairy-tale ending. Running every weekend from September 9-25 – Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM with Sunday matinees at 2 PM. September 13, 2022 47th Annual Taste of San Angelo 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, 4722 Grape Creek Rd The 47th ANNUAL TASTE OF SAN ANGELO will be held at the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena: 4722 Grape Creek Rd, San Angelo, TX 76903, at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Fairgrounds on SEPTEMBER 13, 2022. The Taste of San Angelo offers attendees an opportunity to sample delectable dishes and beverages from a number of restaurants across San Angelo. September 17, 2022 Colors of Autumn Market 9:00 AM - 05:00 PM, First Financial Pavilian, 50 E 43rd St Colors of Autumn Market with the GSA Crafts Guild. Beat the heat and come inside and shop over 40 handmade and local vendors. Free entry and hourly raffles. Visit our Facebook event page for more information. Vendors, interested in a booth. Please email us at gsacraftsguild@gmail.com and let us know what type of vendor you are and what you sell. We accept handmade, commercial (vetted), and nonprofit. September 30, 2022 to October 1, 2022 3rd Annual REVOLUTION Film Festival 82 Gillis St, (818) 519-9626 The 3rd Annual San Angelo REVOLUTION Film Festival features a selection of independent films submitted by filmmakers across the U.S. This year’s festival will start off on Friday evening and feature the airing of cult classic Urban Cowboy.

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MEETINGS AROUND SAN ANGELO Email meeting information to family@wcc.net. Please include contact information. SAFM reserves the right to determine if the meeting will be included. PLEASE verify any meeting dates and times as changes could be made after our print date. Adult Diabetes Support Group -2nd Thurs. 6:30pm. Trinity Lutheran Fellowship hall. Leslie Hines lesliehines@shannonhealth.org 323-657-8249 Aglow International, San Angelo Lighthouse - every 1st Thurs, 6:30pm, Ministerial Alliance, 1100 Martin Luther King Dr., pot luck supper, all are welcome. FMI 325-653-9975 Alcoholics Anonymous, 3711 Chadbourne, San Angelo, TX 76901. A phone number for all AA groups in San Angelo is (325) 939-8939. New website-Meetings listing: SanAngeloAA.org Al-Anon - 1917 W. Avenue N, help for those whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. FMI 800-259-1972 or info@sanangelo-al-anon.org or www.sanangelo-al-anon.org Alzheimer’s Assoc. Support Groups - 438 E. Houston Harte Expy or for full list & FMI 1-800-272-3900 American Legion Post 32 - 2nd Mon, 7p, 165 E 43rd Street. FMI Post Adjutant 325-653-1958.. American Legion Post 572 - 3rd Saturday, 9 am breakfast, 10 am meeting, Elks Lodge, 2121 S. Chadbourne, FMI 325-655-7648 (Carl Frentz) or amlegpost572@gmail.com Assn of Asian-American Women- 2nd of the month in person or via zoom. For more information call Mimi Clark at 563.650.1029 or visit: https://www.aaawtexas.org/ Breastfeeding Community Gathering, Every Thurs.(excluding holiday), 11:00am, FREE, Shannon Women’s & Children’s Hospital Family Room, FMI: Amanda John 325-481-6326 Brush & Brag Decorative Painter's, 3rd Sat., 9am, St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2506 Johnson Street (Fellowship Hall) FMI Kathleen Daniel 227-6833, kathleendaniel@suddenlink.net Canyon Creek Cloggers - Mon. & Thurs., 5:30-7:00, 320 W. Ave N (Sam Houston Elem. cafeteria).FMI Karen-949-4204/374-6289. Civil Air Patrol – every Thur, Emergency Operation Center (EOC) at San Angelo Airport, 6:30p-9p, age 12 & up with interest in aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services. Contact: sanangelocap.org or gocivilairpatrol.com Compassionate Friends Support Group - Thursdays, 6:30 pm, Harmony room at First United Methodist Church (corner of Twohig and Chadbourne). Park on the second floor of parking garage of Cactus Hotel. Come through double glass doors. Contact Peggy Mathias Peggym@wtcg.us Concho Porcelain Art Club, 2nd Monday at 9:30 p.m. Sept-May of each year at Artful Musings Art Studio located at 416 W. Ave. D – Contact Lola Squyres 325-763-9900 Concho Valley Archeological Society, Non Profit Organization, Meetings 4th Thursday each month except July & December, 7:00 pm, Classroom at the Fort Concho Living History Stables, 236 Henry O. Flipper St. San Angelo, FMI Larry Riemenschneider 325-653-8216 Concho Valley CARES Coalition - 1st Wed., 12:00-1:00pm, SAISD Admin Building, 1621 University Ave, FMI Jennifer Flores, (325)224-3481 or Sarah Adame, (325)224-3481 Concho Valley Lost Chords Club---3rd Wed, noon; Reeves Speech Therapy clinic; 133 W. Concho, #106, Laryngectomees and family support. FMI call 325-340-4020 Concho Valley Quilters Guild - Wed., 28 N Chadbourne, parking in the back, 9:30-2:30 pm. We hand-quilt for the public & members. Visitors/New members welcome! FMI 325-227-8713. Concho Valley Photography Club- 2nd Saturday ea. month, 9:30 am, online Zoom meetings, open to all levels of photographers. Concho Valley Telephone Pioneer Club - 3rd Friday, Rio Concho Manor Rec. Rm 12 noon, lunch 11:30. Different speaker each month. FMI Rhonda Nichols @ (325) 656-5301 Concho Valley Turning Point: (Faith-Based 12 Step) Tues 7pm, (Anger Mgmt.) Thurs 7pm, (Bible Study) Mon & Fri 7pm, (Transitional Housing for Men), meet @528 E. Highland Blvd. FMI: 325-658-1389, cvtpmail@gmail.com, www.cvtp.org. Hope, Believe & Achieve Here! Desk and Derrick, 2nd Wed., 11:30am, SA Country Club, 1609 Country Club Road. Reservations: Kelly Clifton, 325-942-2237 or kelly.clifton@angelo.edugo, www.deskderricksa.com Disability Connections Center - monthly peer support groups, computer classes, cooking classes and arts & crafts classes, FMI call 325-227-6624 or 325-227-6625, dcciltx.org/ Disabled American Veterans' Auxiliary - 1st Thurs, 5:30 p.m., 1909 Pulliam, FMI: Maria Torres, 653-9059 Diabetes Support Group - 1st Monday each month, Holy Angels Adult Faith Center at 6:30 pm. FMI David Bolin at 325-650-8289 Down Syndrome Support Group - 2nd Thur, even numbered months, 6:00pm, Region 15, Open to individuals with Down Syndrome/families/friends. Child Care and light meal provided. FMI Karyn at 227-3716 or Kathy at 325-651-9593 Embroidery Guild of America 3rd Tues 7PM, St.Paul Presbyterian Church, 11 Park St., FMI Leslie Wisdom rhoridgetx@yahoo.com Fleet Reserve Assn (FRA) Branch 295 - 3rd Sat, 11a, Elks Lodge, 2121 S. Chadbourne, FMI 325-942-8036 (Terry Cook, Branch Secretary) Foster/Adopt Info Mtg/Child Protective Services, 2nd Tues. each month, 6pm, Southland Baptist Church/use office/guest entrance, 4300 Meadow Creek Trail, FMI call 657-8944 Greater San Angelo Crafts Guild 3rd Sun, 2:30p, St. Paul Presbyterian, 11 N Park, Visitors welcome. FMI 949.8206 Hanging By A Thread Quilt Club - 2nd Mon, 7p, Suez Shrine Temple, FMI Louise Lathram, 325-703-4664. Le Coterie Society Club of San Angelo - 2nd Saturday each month, St Mark Presbyterian Church, 11am-12pm, FMI: Helen 325-262-8563 or Ronetta 325-653-7574 Lone Star Cloggers every Mon. & Wed. 5:30-8pm V.F.W. Hall/125 S. Browning Street. We welcome former cloggers and anyone interested in learning. FMI: Beverly Grenda 653-6448 Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, Sat. Feb. 29, 10 - 11 am, Downtown Branch of Tom Green County Library, 2nd floor, FMI sanangelomg@gmail.com or call 806-252-2158 NAACP - 1st Sat, 2-3:30p, Ministerial Alliance Campus, 1100 MLK Blvd., FMI sanangelonaacp.org Overeaters Anonymous (HOW) - call hotline for locations and times. 325-482-8899 Parents Anonymous - Every Thurs, 6p-7:30p, 317 Koberlin, free childcare, FMI 653-4673. Parents Helping Parents - 3rd Tues. WTRC Admin. bldg, 12-1:00pm. Light meal provided, RSVP. FMI Barby Nobles, 223-6473.Open to all children, families, friends with special needs. Parkinson’s Support Group, 4th Monday, 5:30, Glen Meadows Baptist Church Rm 104, 6002 Knickerbocker RD., FMI 325 949-0970 San Angelo Amateur Radio Club (SAARC) - 2nd Thurs,, 7:00pm, the clubhouse, 5513 Stewart Lane, Mathis Field Airport. Open to any Amateur Radio operators FMI www.w5qx.org San Angelo Art Club-1st Mon, 7p, Kendall Gallery, 119 W 1st St, sanangeloartclub@gmail.com, facebook.com/sanangelo.artclub, or sanangeloartclub.org San Angelo Astronomy Assoc - 1st Mon, 7p, ASU Planetarium. FMI 325-277-6139 or angeloastronomy.com/ San Angelo Chess Club Mondays except holidays, 6-8 pm, downtown library, 33 W. Beauregard, Suggs Community Room (3rd floor) or occasionally in library lobby. Sets provided. Casual and USCF-rated games. 325-853-2324. sanangelochess@gmail.com. Free. San Angelo Dream Center, Mons., 6-8pm, 1928 MLK Blvd. Christ Powered Recovery, 12 Step Faith based recovery group. Probation/Parole approved. FMI Jeff Matheny 325-234-9958. San Angelo Genealogical & Historical Society (SAGHS) 1st Tue, Sept -May, 7p, Trinity Lutheran, Fellowship Hall, 3536 Lutheran Way. Free & open to the public. Refreshments provided. FMI (325) 268-0973, info@saghs-tx.org, or facebook.com/pg/SAGHS/events San Angelo Republican Women - 1st Mon, San Angelo VFW, 125 S. Browning, 6:00 p.m. Free/open to the public. "Boots on the Ground!" FMI: sanangelorepublicanwomen@gmail.com San Angelo Retired Teachers & Associates-2nd Tues., Sept-May, 1st Christian Church, 29 N. Oakes, 9:30 AM. Open to all retired educational personnel. FMI localunits.org/SanAngelo San Angelo TEA Party 2nd Tues., 507 N. Chadbourne St. annex building next to Transit/Bus Station, 6 to 7:30 p.m. contact 325-227-8982 San Angelo Toastmasters Thursdays, Zoom Meetings at 5:30-6:30, FMI Hilda Guffey, 325-450-7044, hilguff@yahoo.com San Angelo Writers' Club 3rd Tues, 6:30pm, TGC Stephens downtown library lobby, FMI 374-0638. Space To Be Me (Youth Support Group, ages 12-18), Wednesdays, 6:00pm, Open Arms office (113 N. Harrison), FMI openarmscv.com or contact Jon Zachariah - 325-655-2000 (LGBT+ Support Group) SMART Recovery - free group support for people experiencing addictions. Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm at 133 W Concho Ave #110, San Angelo, TX 76903. FMI call (325)-944-2561. Texas Inmate Family Association (TIFA) 2nd Thurs, Immanuel Baptist Church, 90 E. 14th. Email tifa.sanangelo@gmail.com Texas Veterans for Veterans - Tuesdays, 7:15am-9:30am, 1905 Pulliam, designed to help local needy veterans and their families. FMI 325-656-9562 The Survivor Sisters 1st Thurs., 5:30pm, Cancer Empowerment & Resource Center/Shannon Clinic, 102 N. Magdalen St. Female cancer survivors & friends/caregivers welcome. FMI Katie Hill, at 325-481-2065. TOPS TX 0136 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) - Weight Loss Group, Thurs, 7-8pm, Calvary Baptist Fellowship Center, 2401 Armstrong, San Angelo. FMI – 325-653-1045 or 325-656-8167. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) each Tues. (9:30-11:00am., non profit weight loss support group. St Paul Presbyterian, 11 N. Park St, San Angelo. FMI 325-716-7751. Veteran SMART Recovery - free support for people experiencing addictions. Weds, 6-7pm, Cactus Hotel (36 E Twohig Ave. #110, San Angelo). FMI Steven Keihl 325-944-2561. VFW POST 1815 - 10:00am, 3rd Sat., 125 S. Browning. FMI John Muckleroy, 655-6550 Vietnam Veterans of America -1st Thurs, 6:30p, 119 N. Chadbourne, FMI 949-3059 Young Professionals of San Angelo, 3rd Thurs, Visitor Center's Riverview Room, 12-1pm. FMI: facebook.com/YPSanAngelo or ypsanangelo.org

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When a drought grips the Concho Valley like this one, gardeners start looking for ways to conserve water and have a beautiful landscape at the same time. The August Lunch ‘n’ Learn gardening class, sponsored by The People/Plant Connection, will show gardeners how to have a beautiful landscape by choosing the right plants. The organization is enhancing the garden located by the Angelo West Branch Library off of College Hills. To raise money for their garden project, The People/Plant Connection also offers Adult Art Classes along with their gardening classes for adults and children. The monthly Lunch ‘n’ Learn class will be Friday, August 19 from Noon until 1 p.m. The speaker for these classes is Allison Watkins, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Horticulturist. The subject for the August class will be, “Every Drop Counts—Beautiful Landscapes with Less Water”. You’ll learn how to create a water conserving landscape using drought tolerant plants and better watering techniques. Cost of the class is $5 and is held at the new location at the Agrilife Extension office on the first floor of the Edd B. Keys Building, 113 W. Beauregard in San Angelo. Class size is limited. Reservations are requested by calling 325-656-3104 or go on their website: www.peopleplantconnection.org/contact.html. Reservations are being accepted for the Fall-Spring Session of Adult Art Classes beginning in September. The classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. each week. Classes are $12 each week and supplies are extra. With painting projects, they share paints and there is a $10 supply fee for each project. The classes are held at the Kendall Art Gallery classroom, 119 W. 1st Street in San Angelo. No previous experience is required. Space is limited registration is requested. To register or for questions, call 325-656-3104 or you can go to their website, www.peopleplantconnection.org/contact.html. If you would like to try painting before joining a class, you’ll want to attend the one-time “Introduction to Painting” class Thursday, August 18 from 1:303:30 p.m. You will be able to experience how the class works while exploring pencil sketching, pen & ink and watercolor. The cost is $25 and includes all supplies. The class will be held at the Kendall Art Gallery classroom, 119 W. 1st Street in San Angelo. Space is limited so reservations are requested. Call 325-656-3104. The mission of The People/Plant Connection is to bring the joy of gardening to people of all ages and abilities. There are two ways to help support their mission. Become a member by joining the PPC for $30 per year. Members receive a quarterly e-newsletter with gardening tips and news about the progress of the new garden. If you would like to make a donation, simply send a check to: PPC, P.O. Box 62841, San Angelo, TX 76906. Join the PPC or donate by using Paypal or a credit card. Go to their website: www.peopleplantconnection.org/contact.html.

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Feed the Funnel Together We Can End Hunger San Angelo is such a caring and giving community. In 2010 that caring spirit created the Tom Green County Hunger Coalition, which has instituted many successful programs, including Kids Eat Free and the Blessing Boxes These programs are excellent examples of our mission to coordinate hunger relief efforts in Tom Green County by facilitating programs that address the issue of hunger for today, tomorrow, and a lifetime. Join us for our next big project—the Feed the Funnel party—we need your help!! The Coalition is partnering with The Pack Shack and Atmos Energy on September 22, 2022, at Southland Baptist Church at 4300 Meadowcreek Trail from 1-3 pm for a project to help alleviate food insecurity in our region. For this Hunger Action Month event, we will be packing 50,000 meals of Louisiana Red Beans and Rice in 2 hours and will need 150-180 volunteers to accomplish this task. These meals will be packed assembly-line fashion and distributed in a pep-rally like celebration to the cooperating area pantries to give to those experiencing food insecurity. Food insecurity is the lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life. In Tom Green County alone, one in 5 children are food insecure, and overall, our food insecure population is 15,990. We need to provide food for our neighbors in need! “You must actively help the hungry and feed the oppressed...” Isaiah 58:10: t this crazy fun Feed the Funnel party, volunteers can choose from a variety of positions. Go to www.tomgreencountyhungercoalition.org for more information and to sign up to help.

Positions needed: Sustainer Ensure that each Funnel team has adequate ingredients and bags throughout the party Able to handle and distribute ingredients, including up to 50 lb. bags of rice. Funnel Fillers Working with a team of 3-4 people, put the ingredients into the meal bags. On your feet throughout the party, you’ll mainly stay in one place. Runner Transferring meal bags from the Funnel fillers to the scales in a bin that holds 4-5 bags and returning the empty bins back to the Funnels. Carrying up to 5 lbs. at a time, you’ll be on your feet the entire time. Wear comfy shoes. Scales Weighing the bags to ensure they’re in the allowable range and making adjustments as necessary This is an ideal job for anyone who prefers to be seated. Sealer Heat sealing the bags after they are weighed. This is an ideal job for anyone who prefers to be seated. Boxing Building boxes, filling the boxes with sealed bags, sealing the boxes with tape, and putting the boxes on pallets. You’re on your feet for this job, and you’ll need to carry up to 33 lbs. (completed boxes).

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