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

photo by Carolyn Miller On the cover...

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Energy Tips for Your Home

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MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

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Parent/Teen Driving Contract

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Concho Valley Farmer’s Market

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Raven Ortiz is 17 years old and attends Central High School. His siblings are Erica Rowe and Jesse McNeill. His parents are Bonnie Ortiz and Tereso Ortiz. His grandparents are AE Hui Mc Neill, Owen Mc Neill, Sylvia Rios and Jesse Ortiz.

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His major interest is his love of basketball. We encourage you to send in SNAPSHOTS of your kids as you are out enjoying family time! Email to family@wcc.net and include the information requested on page 9 of the magazine. No professional shots - just fun pics of your kids enjoying the summer! We love including them in our SNAPSHOTS section of the magazine and its fun to see kids enjoying life.

18 Photography for Everyone 20 Meetings Around San Angelo 21 Kids Eat FREE

Staff Co-Owners/Publishers Carolyn Miller Kyla Bassett Editor Sarita Fawn Dunham Layout/Design & Advertising Carolyn Miller Kyla Bassett

San Angelo Family Magazine P.O. Box 910 Fort Davis, TX 79734 325-656-7438 family@wcc.net kybassett@yahoo.com www.safmtx.com

San Angelo Family is published monthly by Ink Publications, LLC. San Angelo Family welcomes 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 self-addressed, 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 2021

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Tips for Homes (http://powertosavetexas.org/Home/QuickSavingsHome) AIR CONDITIONING - Save on your energy bill by turning up your AC 1-2° — save even more when you use a programmable or Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostat. Every degree above 78 can save you up to 8% on your energy bill. - Set or program your AC to 80° when you’re gone for more than 4 hours. - Set the AC to cool down after 7 p.m. - A programmable or smart thermostat can automatically adjust cooling or heating temperatures for optimal performance and savings. A smart thermostat may be adjusted remotely. - Use fans. They make a room feel 4-6° cooler. - Keep out the sun and hot air. Make sure windows and doors are closed tightly. Close blinds or drapes on windows that get direct sunlight. Shade your outside AC units or condensers. - Limit your use of the vent fans above your stove and in your bathroom. They pull in hot outside air, making your AC work harder. ELECTRIC WATER HEATER - Set your water heater temperature to 120°F. REFRIGERATOR & FREEZERS - Keep your refrigerator and freezer full, even if you just use bottles of water. A full fridge uses less energy. - Minimize opening and closing your refrigerator and freezer. Each time you open them, warm air rushes in causing appliances to work harder and use more energy. - When you purchase a new, more energy-efficient refrigerator, consider recycling your old refrigerator. Storing your old refrigerator in a garage or other non-air conditioned space can damage the refrigerator and make it work much harder, costing you more money. - Make sure the seals on your refrigerator and freezer are airtight. - Keep the condenser coils on your refrigerator and freezer clean. WASHERS, DRYERS, & DISHWASHERS - Save money by letting the Texas heat dry your clothes. Use a clothesline or drying rack instead of the dryer. If your clothes dry a little stiff, use your dryer’s “fluff” cycle (before 3 or after 7 p.m.). - Run washers, dryers, and dishwashers only when fully loaded. - Use the air-dry setting on your dishwasher. The heat-dry setting uses more energy. It also heats up your home, which means more AC. - Wash your laundry with cold water. - Don’t overfill your dryer. - Dry your laundry loads back-to-back and clean the lint filter between loads. This way, your dryer is still hot from the previous load, and you save energy ELECTRONICS - Unplug TVs and other equipment when you leave a room. Use power strips to make this easy. Many electronics continue to use power even when they are switched off which can add 10% to your monthly utility bill. - Unplug your phone charger and similar devices when charging is complete. - Stream content on the smallest device that makes sense for the number of people watching. - Watch out for video game consoles. They can be energy hogs! Streaming on your video game console can use 10 times more power than streaming through a tablet or laptop. LIGHTING - Replace traditional incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) or ENERGY STAR certified LED (light-emitting diode) lightbulbs. An ENERGY STAR certified LED lightbulb uses up to 90% less energy than old incandescent bulbs. - Using a small light when reading is more efficient than brightly lighting an entire room. - Keep your light bulbs clean and free from dust. - Turn off lights when not in use. Take the time to evaluate your home and make the best out of the energy you consume and save on your bills everywhere you can. Over a period of a few years, it will make a huge difference! 4

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After a year spent hunkering down, experiencing a little more fear and anxiety than usual, we are declaring that this year is going to be BIG! It’s a year of fresh starts, ordinary experiences turned into extraordinary ones, friendships that replace loneliness, we will become less guarded and more daring and we will start making space for the things God has planned for us! This is where MOPS comes in! MOPS is a non-denominational Christian organization that exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother of a preschooler to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. Paulann MOPS joins the mission with Paulann Baptist Church to help mothers meet and experience Jesus wherever they are and explore their own unique faith journey toward him. Investing in YOU mama, changes families, marriages, communities, and generations for the better. The vision of MOPS extends to all mothers whether suburban, urban, rural, stay-at-home, working, adoptive, special-needs, single or married. We want to help you find an authentic community, receive mothering support, and attain personal growth and spiritual hope so you can be the best mom possible. Every meeting will include brunch, laughter, and good conversation with new topics each week. We'll get a chance to connect with one another and encourage each other according to our unique passions and perspectives, while the children have fun in Christ-centered classrooms with MOPS Kids. We also work on service projects that our community service team leads throughout the year. When you register, you'll be added to our email list and facebook group so we can keep you up to date on what's happening in our group. Come as you are mama, YOU have a space here!

When: Every Monday morning (following the San Angelo Independent School District schedule) 9:30-11:30 am Expected Start Date: August 23, 2021

Where: PaulAnn Church, Smith Boulevard, San Angelo, TX

Cost: $70 ($35 MOPS International dues, $35 local chapter dues) If you would like payment assistance, please contact Paulann MOPS coordinator Ashley McClintock.

Connect: Ashley McClintock (coordinator): paulannmops@yahoo.com

Find us online: Paulann.org/MOPS Facebook: Paulann MOPS and MOMSNEXT Instagram: @paulann_mops mops.org or you may find more information at the main site: www.mops.org We hope you’ll join our global sisterhood! We are excited to walk through this season of motherhood with you. Together is way more fun!

LOOKING TO GET INVOLVED AND SERVE MOMS? We are in need of childcare workers (August 2021–May 2022)! If you are interested, have a homeschool teenager, available college student or know of anyone who would love to hold babies and play with toddlers every Monday morning, please send an email to: paulannmops@yahoo.com or call the church (325) 655-7552 for application information.

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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Getting a driver license is the most eagerly awaited event in most teenagers' lives — and the most dreaded for their parents. After all, while a driver license is a badge of freedom, it brings with it tremendous risk: Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. A license does not mean that they are a good driver, simply they passed a test There are many ways for parents to play an active role in this teenage milestone, and developing a ParentTeen Driving Agreement is just one of the ways. A Parent-Teen Driving Agreement is an agreement between teens and their parents, regarding driving privileges and the use of motor vehicles. These agreements set the rules as well as the agreed consequences of violating the agreement. Not only the teen must commit to this agreement, but the parents must as well. Teen driving is a privilege, not a right — one that needs to be earned through responsible behavior.

Parent/Teen Driving Contract Speeding

Knowing that speed-related crashes account for most fatalities among teens, I agree to obey the posted speed limit. If I violate this rule, I understand that I will lose my driving privileges for _______________________________________ (time period) and/or other penalty:____________________________________________________________________.

Night Driving

Knowing that the risk of a fatal crash is about three times higher for teens at night than during the day for the first 6 months after getting a license, I will not drive from midnight to 5 a.m. If I violate this rule, I understand that I will lose my driving privileges for ________________________________________(time period) and/or other penalty:____________________________________________________________________.

Drinking

Knowing that drunk driving causes one of every four fatal teen crashes, I agree to never drink and drive or to ride in the car of someone who has been drinking. If I violate these rules I understand that I will lose my driving privileges for _______________________________________(time period) and/or other penalty:____________________________________________________________________.

Seatbelts

Knowing that using my seat belt can reduce the risk of dying in a car crash, I agree to wear my seatbelt at all times and I will make sure my passengers wear their seatbelts. If I violate these rules I understand that I will lose my driving privileges for _______________________________________(time period) and/or other penalty:____________________________________________________________________.

Cell phones

Knowing that talking on a cell phone while driving reduces my reaction time, I will not use a cell phone while driving and I will not send text messages while driving. If I violate these rules I understand that I will lose my driving privileges for _______________________________________(time period) and/or other penalty:____________________________________________________________________.

Passengers

Knowing that the presence of just one more teen passenger doubles the chance of a fatal crash, I agree to only drive with a parent/guardian, or other adult as allowed by my parent, in the first 6 months of having my license. After 6 months and during the first year I will not drive with more than one passenger under the age of 21. If I violate these rules I understand that I will lose my driving privileges for _______________________________________(time period) and/or other penalty:____________________________________________________________________.

Teen

I promise to abide by the rules outlined above. If I break any part of this contract, I will accept the consequences. ___________________________________________________ Signature:

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Parent/Guardian I promise to be a positive role model by demonstrating safe driving and to emphasize the importance of safe driving. I promise to provide you with sufficient driver training. I promise to provide transportation home for you when you cannot get a safe ride. I promise to enforce this contract with consistency, fairness and firmness. ___________________________________________________ Signature:

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Farmer’s Market Take your kids to the Farmer’s Market!! In San Angelo, The Farmers Market Pavilion is an open-air pavilion that sits at 609 S. Oakes St. between El Paseo de Santa Angela and Fort Concho. They are open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7am until they sell out. July is a great month to take the family to the local farmer’s market. Get them involved and teach them how to eat healthy AND have fun doing it. 1. Taste the rainbow! See if you and your kids can find fruits and vegetables in the colors of the rainbow and then make a meal or snack out of them. 2. Take some time to talk to the farmers about where their farm is and how they grow their food, then see if they offer farm tours. Encourage your kids to ask the farmer a question. 3. If your child is normally hesitant to try new foods, take this opportunity to have them sample new items. The new environment, along with seeing other people try them just might do the trick! 4. Give your kids a budget and a bag. Set your kids loose at the Farmer's Market with money in their pocket and a shopping bag over their shoulder. Ask them questions like "So what are you planning to pack in your lunch this week?" "Can you find out what fruits are in season right now?" "Do you know if those strawberries

are organic? Can you find out?" Think of the Farmer's Market as a real life scavenger hunt and your kids will be asking to go week after week. 5. Play “I Spy” fruits and veggies. I spy with my little eye, a rutabaga! Can you find it? I spy with my little eye 2 orange fruits. Can you find them? For younger children, start with common produce such as cucumbers, corn, peaches, and plums. 6. Plan a yummy recipe. Let your kids use their imaginations and come up with a fun recipe to make from your farmer's market bounty. Should you make a fritatta with free range eggs and zucchini? A stew with seasonal veggies and grassfed beef? Homemade organic ice cream topped with peaches and honey? Eating new things gets easier for children if they've had a hand in shopping for the ingredients and then preparing the meal. They become invested in the outcome and more likely to eat outside their comfort zone. 7. Make patterns and colors. Invite your young artist or scientist to select an assortment of fruits and vegetables with amazing patterns when sliced. An okra? Pepper? These will be fabulous stamps for an art project. 8. Play with your veggies. How about creating with your children whimsical characters out of common fruits and vegetables, like pears, cherries, eggplant, or okra? Can you figure out together what to use for eyes, hair, clothes, legs?

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SNAPSHOTS

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.

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Summer time fun - Falan Raine Garner!!!

May God Bless You always and forever, Keezley

Reagan and Rylin Newman snowcones!

Summer here we come!!!

To Submit a photo, email: family@wcc.net Include: Child’s name, Parent’s name, Contact phone number Permission to print child’s photo/name Your favorite caption One photo per entry, please. Submitted photos and info will serve as a “photo release,” allowing Ink Publications, LLC the rights to use the photo in any publications.

Summertime fishing - Zariah Torres!

Summer Days at the Club Sorrel Bindee Fowler

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Upcoming Events August 13

Campfire Story Night, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

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First Day of School - SAISD Carvin Jones, Brooks & Bates Theatre

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COVID Mental Health Support Line 24/7. 325-653-5933

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Independence Day Artillery Salutes - Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

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Emmanuel School Musikgarten class, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class is FREE, 45 minutes long, begins promptly at 9am, curriculum is most suitable for Babies and Toddlers on Tuesdays and Preschool Ages on Thursdays. FMI 325-653-2446

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Calendar Events by July 15th for the August issue to family@wcc.net

1/2 Day Summer Workshops Lego Robotics Art Classes Music Lessons Emmanuel School of Fine Arts

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Do you need help paying for housing or utilities. The Concho Valley Community Action Agency might help. see page 10

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SAISD STEM Camp – July 27th and 28th at Holiman Elementary (but w currently have a waitlist, to be added to waitlist: www.saisd.org/stemk

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Star Spangled Banner Concert & Fireworks Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial Riverstage: 16 E Ave A First Saturday at The Chicken Farm Art Center - see page 17 FMI

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Energy Savings Ideas for your Home see page 4

Free Food Distribution at St. Paul Presbyterian Church FMI 653-5691 Free to anyone!!! Volunteers Needed! Greater San Angelo Crafts Guild Event see page 17

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FREE Drive Thru Art every Thursday! at SAMFA 3:00-6:00pm Free Art Kits see page 11

29 Tom Green County Library 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Tail-waggin' Tutors 325-655-7321 Children's Department, Stephens Central. Every Monday-Thursday from 3:30-4:30 in the Stephens Children's Department downtown.

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San Angelo Broadway Academy -July 30-Aug. 1 - Descendents (the Musical) - see page 23

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As summer nears and temperatures increase with the sun beating down, there are many potentially harmful situations for dogs. One of the main concerns is leaving them in hot cars, which can lead to heatstroke or, in extreme cases, death. But there are less obvious signs. Before going outside, it is best to apply The 5 Second Rule. Put the back of your hand on the sidewalk, and if you can’t hold it there for five seconds, then it would be a sign that it is too hot to walk your dog.

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July Please verify any events to be certain of up to date information.

These are just a few of the many monthly activities. More are listed throughout the magazine and on our community calendar. Send your events to: family@wcc.net

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June-September Farmers Market Pavilion, 609 S. Oakes St. The Concho Valley Farmers Market will open for the season Saturday, May 8. Market will take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and will continue until October. Customers can expect to see a little bit of everything: radishes, greens, beets, all plants, fresh pecans, eggs, beef, pork and more. The farmers market typically charges customers $1 for a bundle or a bowl of produce. Cash payment is recommended as not all vendors accept debit or credit cards. Farmers can join the market for $15 or $20, which allows them to set up a stand for $5 or $10 at each sale. Vendors come from a 75-mile radius around San Angelo. FMI, call Margie Jackson, president of the Concho Valley Farmers Market, at 325-245-3338. Downtown Movie Night Free to the public in the parking lot at 17 East Twohig between the Cactus Hoteland Miss Hattie’s Movies begin late dusk/dark Around 9:00pm - 9:15pm Bring your movie chair or blanket Concessions available. Please TEXT 325 473-1208 for more information. July 9 - The Addams Family July 16 - Toy Story 4 July 23 - Men in Black, International July 30 - Frozen II (family night) Wednesdays at 9:30 am -12:00 pm 4425 Sherwood Way San Angelo, TX 76901 Candela Roofing is Sponsoring free Movies at Cinemark Tinseltown every Wednesday for the Summer, snacks included! *July 7th - The Lego Movie 2 *July 14th- Angry Birds 2 *July 21st- Dora nd the Lost City of Gold *July 28th - Minions Tickets will be limited, 1st come/response, first serve July 1 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Writers Club Contact: 325-655-7321 Lobby, Stephens Central Library, 33 W. Beauregard The Tom Green County Writers Support Group meets every first and third Thursday in the Stephens lobby. The TGCWSG is a collection of writers, authors, & poets who want to support one another through the solitary process of writing. If you are looking for information about writing or looking for others to share your passion TGCWSG is a group for you!

July 1 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Teen Game Night, In-person Contact: 325-655-7321 Teen Republic, Stephens Central, 33 W. Beauregard Ave Join us for a fun evening of games! Each week, we’ll present you some of the coolest games out there, from board games, to video games, to card games; we’ve got you covered. July 1 Downtown Strong Stroll: Celebrates Independence Day Historic Downtown San Angelo 5:00 PM Downtown San Angelo, Inc. is pleased to announce the upcoming Independence Day stroll on July 1st, 2021 from 5 PM to 8 PM. This fun filled affair will take place all throughout historic downtown. Enjoy a preIndependence Day celebration! Several merchants will be offering cool refreshments, live music, door prizes, and more. Stop by featured venue, Paintbrush Alley, for a unique story time experience brought to you by the San Angelo Symphony & local musicians, and treat yourself to a FREE hot dog, provided by Downtown San Angelo, Inc. Take this opportunity to get out on the town and casually stroll to each location with your family and friends. July 3 Star Spangled Banner Concert & Fireworks Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial Riverstage: 16 E Ave A 12:00 PM Downtown San Angelo, Inc. is hosting a one-time special event to celebrate Independence Day. FREE EVENT Performances will begin 6:30 p.m. with live musical entertainment from the San Angelo Community Band, Mariachi Alma Mexicana, West Texas Jazz Orchestra, and the renowned Air Force Band of the West. An “after party” and dance will be held until midnight with a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Forever Mac. Event Hours: gates open at noon, performances begin at 6:30-12:00

Following the Old Army tradition, Fort Concho will fire artillery salutes in celebrations of our nation’s birthday. The salutes will take place near the Visitor Center at Barracks 1. There is no charge for the demonstrations; regular site admissions will be in effect for tours. Event Hours: 1 PM – 4 PM July 10 GSA Crafts Guild Christmas in July Craft Show July 10, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 4400 Grape Creek Rd. SAN ANGELO, TX 76903 July 10 BOOK SIGNING: Blake Hightower Old Town Books: 506 S Chadbourne St 3:00 PM Book signing at OLD TOWN BOOKS with Blake Hightower. 3:00 PM-5:00 PM. Blake will be signing and discussing his children’s book, The Strange Weiner Dog: Lost & Found July 10 SAMFA Virtual Family Day Enjoy FREE art kits & themed virtual content on our social media platforms every 2nd Saturday of the month! FREE Art Kits are also available for pick up via drive through (10am-12pm on the day of) or in the Gift Shop while supplies last. * In Person Family Days at SAMFA are currently postponed until further notice. July 16 Campfire Story Night Fort Concho National Historic Landmark: 630 S Oakes St 7:30 PM Join Fort Concho throughout the summer as living historians tell Western Frontier stories. (The stories told are welcoming to people of all ages, including children.) The guest will hear about families stationed at Fort Concho and Native American legends. The program is about an hour-long (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) on June 18, July 16, and August 13. We will be set up in our courtyard (behind barracks 5 and 6.) It is recommended that you bring a blanket or lawn chair as there is limited seating

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July 4 Independence Day Artillery Salutes Fort Concho National Historic Landmark: 630 S. Oakes St. 1:00 PM

July 16-18 Wake the Desert Lake Nasworthy Wake the Desert, located on Lake Nasworthy, is the longest running wake event in Texas.

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Maybe you’re just curious about photography, but aren’t sure if you should really dive into it. Or perhaps you’re into photography already. Whatever the reason, it is a great way to get out of house and enjoy life! Here are just a few reason why photography is right for you... 1. Capture a memory that you can have forever With a photo you can capture a moment, and have it forever. I think we take that idea for granted, with photography being so ubiquitous these days. But seriously just take a second to appreciate that. 2. Notice the details Photography changes the way you see things. It’s actually quite an incredible transformation to experience. Suddenly you notice light, shapes, colours, textures, people, bulidings, trees, flowers…Everything around you looks different when you start to see the world as a photographer. 3. See The Beauty In The Every Day Once you start noticing details, you inevitably start to see how much beauty is all around you. Every day is filled with it—in the most ordinary or unexpected places. When you start to derive happiness from seeing some particuarly awesome light, you’ll realize that photography has changed your everyday experience. 4. Live In The Present And to round out this theme, photography, through it’s ability to help you see details and notice the beauty around you, helps you to truly live in the present. When you shoot you have to be aware of everything if you want to capture it. You can’t be thinking about the movie you watched last night, or what you’re going to have for dinner. Photography focuses you on the now, which is incredibly valuable! 5. Forget Your Worries Photography is something you get immersed in if you allow yourself to enjoy it. You lose yourself in shooting, and all your worries and daily stresses just melt away. 6. Document Your Family One of the most common reasons people got interested in photography is because of family—particularly having their own children. Photography is a way to document the lives of your kids, and that alone is worth learning all you can about it. One day you may also be documenting the lives of your grandkids!! 7. Capture The Amazing Range of Love And Emotion In Kids Whether they are your own, a friend’s, or a client’s, kids are an amazing photographic subject. They see the world differently, and often express a lot more love and emotion than adults. Being able to capture that is both a fantastic photographic challenge, and a profound learning experience. 8. It’s A Creative Outlet Everyone should have a creative outlet. There’s no use pulling the excuse that you’re “not creative”. Anyone can push the button on a camera, and point it at something they think looks cool. It’s honestly that simple to be creative. 9. A Great Challenge Now, there is actually a lot more to photography than just pointing the camera at something and pressing the button. That’s where you start. But learning to become a great photographer is a serious challenge. You’ll always be learning something new, have new directions to explore, and new challenges to face. And that’s a good thing! This is a pursuit that you will never be bored with and there is always something new to learn.

one image, a sequence, a series, or an entire portfolio, the possiblities are endless. Just ask yourself what story you want to tell, and photography can get you there. 12. The Best Souvenir Photographs are the best souvenir from your travels. They are personal, beautiful, and have a story behind them. A stunning photo on the wall is personal art that puts a smile on your face as it reminds you of that exciting adventure! 13. Make You Feel Emotion Photos make you feel. They can produce every emotion, from happiness, to sadness, fear and excitement. There is so much contained in one small frame—learning to produce them, and read them certainly opens you up to feeling. 14. Can Make Other People Feel Emotion Your photos can make people happy. They can make people sad. Through simply showing your images you can evoke an emotion in someone else. 15. Learn More About Yourself Photography involves a lot of introspection over the course of a career. The deeper you get, the more you realize that it’s all about what you are interested in, how you feel about it, and what you want to say to the people who view your work. As you shoot, you learn more about yourself, what you value, and how you see the world. 16. Help People See the Beauty In Themselves It’s a funny thing. A lot of people I know think they aren’t photogenic. And a lot of photographers I know believe that everyone is beautiful. Photographers (especially the great portrait photographers) know how to see the beauty in someone that might not even see it themself. To show that to them in the photos is an incredible gift. 17. Document History The present is the history of the future. You never know when you’ll be right in the middle of a world changing event, and your camera will create the record for generations to come. 18. Capture The Personality of Your Pet Pets are an important part of your life too! And they all have personalities of their own. Photos let you capture them in all their glory, to share with the whole world!! 19. Bend Reality Along those lines, photography can give you a different look at the world. Time lapses, HDR shots, light painting and more. Photography is just as good at bending reality as it is at capturing it. 20. Healing. Therapy. Meditation. Photography can be all of those things. It can get you through the hardest times in your life. 21. Communicate Across Language and Culture Photography is like music. There are no language barriers or culture barriers. You can communicate with people around the world with an image. And you can connect! 22. Enjoy Photos And Memories with Loved Ones Imagine you’re sitting around a big box of photos with friends and family. There would be a lot of talking, laughs, stories, jokes, and maybe even a tear or two. It’s an amazing way to connect.

10. Share Your Perspective Everyone sees things differently. Put 100 photographers in a room and you’ll get 100 different photos. The way you see the world is unique, and photography lets you share that perspective with others.

23. Develop A Love for Life After all these reasons, this one should just make sense. With all the beauty, joy, love, connection, variety, history, adventure, movement, emotion, and awesomeness that makes up life, how could you not be stoked to get out there and experience it?? With camera in hand, of course.

11. Tell A Story Photography is a fantastic story-telling medium. Whether you’re telling a story with

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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 many are postponing meetings. 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 texas-al-anon.org/meetings/sanangelo 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- last Sun. ea. mo., 528 Orient Street, AAAW Cultural Center, SA, 2-4p, FMI Erlinda Cline 325-942-9792 or Dione Jurado 325-656-6542, aaawtexas.net. 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. Contact is Tim L Vasquez 325-340-0351 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, 68 pm,,lobby of downtown library, 33 W. Beauregard. Sets provided. Casual and USCF-rated games. 325-853-2324. brendahardesty@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 Monday each month, except June/July at WT Rehab Ctr, 1925 S University Dr, 6-7:30 pm, free and open to the public, Boots on the Ground! 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. 6:30pm, West Texas Training Center. 3501 No. Hwy. 67. FMI sanangeloteaparty.org San Angelo Toastmasters Thursdays, Zoom Meetings at 5:30-6:30, FMI Hilda Guffey, 325-450-7044, hilguff@yahoo.com San Angelo Writers' Club 2nd Tues, 6:30pm, 14 East Harris at “First Place”, FMI 949-6239. Space To Be Me (Youth Support Group, ages 13-17), Wednesdays, 6:00pm, Open Arms office (113 N. Harrison), FMI openarmscv.com or contact Lanie - 325-655-2000 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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