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Philanthropy or Charity

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Interior Design Trends

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Estate Planning

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PGA Tournaments

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LPGA Tournaments

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - Australian

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - French

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - Wimbledon

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - US Open

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PHILANTHROPY OR CHARITY

According to the Dictionary, charity and philanthropy are two different things. CHARITY Charity is the voluntary giving of help, typically money, to those that are suffering or in need. It tends to address an immediate problem and is a compassionate response to a natural disaster, or a token of support for the victim of crime or violence, for example. Charity can also address immediate needs for food, shelter or medical care. It is a short term response, although one may give frequently to a particular cause.

PHILANTHROPY Philanthropy is more strategic in that it seeks to root out causes of the problem and to develop long term solutions. Striving for long term solutions to problems such as addiction, housing shortages, or hunger takes time, study, and planning. This is where charity comes in, providing direct relief for people in immediate need.

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also may offer some additional advantages. For example, a qualified charity may receive your IRA with no tax consequences since charities do not pay taxes. Appreciated assets are also beneficial as a gift to a charity, as capital gains tax can be avoided.

Both charity and philanthropy possess the same goals of addressing needs and making the world a better place but with different approaches. One deals with direct relief and the other with root causes and finding solutions. Is one better than the other? Of course not! They are just two different ways of solving problems and both are essential to the functioning of a decent society. Recently, there have been changes to the tax code regarding charitable giving. Three Acts have been passed recently - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE) and the Corona Virus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). All have some impact on deductibility of charitable contributions. They

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Another way to contribute is through a community foundation, which is a grant making public charity that is dedicated to improving lives in a particular community. Individuals, families, businesses and non-profit groups establish funds within the foundation in which they can contribute assets for charitable purposes. The foundation manages the assets and takes suggestions from those that set up the fund on how and where to distribute the resources. There are over 700 community foundations in the United States. Whether one chooses charity or philanthropy, the ultimate goal is to help the community by using personal skills and resources to make a difference.



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INTERIOR DESIGN

2021

Due to the events of 2020, people have more interest than ever in the design of their home environment. Being at home more means lots of lifestyle adjustments and being able to use space for multiple reasons is now imperative. It also makes us more aware of our surroundings. Whether it’s more comfort for all that zoom time, a functioning home office, craft room or remote learning space, adjustments need to be made. Zoom has become an integral part of most peoples’ lives as a way to maintain businesses and family relationships which means the right space for it is needed. It might be the office, dining room or even a comfortable

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couch, but it’s recommended that the space faces a window for natural lighting. Try to avoid the bedroom. Have the camera slightly above eye level and consider the background. Bookshelves are nice as well, or a favorite painting – and the background color should complement one’s skin tone as well. If a designated office is now needed, a bedroom or extra closet can be converted with the installation of a built-in desk and shelves. The garage may be available for a craft room. In the end, it’s all about flexibility in these stay-at-home times. One simple way to make changes is thru the use of color. This year Pantone has named two colors to its yearly color of the year award - Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow.

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These are certainly appropriate choices for the year as they complement each other. Gray represents neutrality and balance and yellow represents the sun and sunflowers and is a happy color full of hope and positivity which is surely needed right now. It is easy to use these colors to brighten up a room without major expense. Accessories also are an easy way to add color and change an area’s vibe. New pillows, area rugs, throw blankets, or wall art will also freshen up any space. Start small and if the change is pleasing, continue on. Another easy change is adding selfadhesive removable wallpaper. It is great for a bathroom or closet and if it gets tiresome, it is easily removed.

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Living walls are a new concept for residential use. Bring nature indoors with a wall of edible or decorative plants. They contribute to improved indoor air quality and people are happier, healthier and less stressed when surrounded by plants. If not quite ready for a living wall, just adding some plants or native orchids can make a huge difference. The most important design trends for 2021 are to make one’s home environment functional and comfortable for all the activities happening there.

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WHAT WILL BE

YOUR LEGACY? While many people have an inherent aversion to talking about death, leaving a positive legacy is something we all care about. Unfortunately, numerous studies show that over 50% of Americans have no estate plan, no will and no medical directives. Why do so many people fail to properly plan for what happens at the end of their life? Some people think that estate planning is for the über-wealthy, when in fact, estate planning applies to everyone. You spend a lifetime growing your estate and raising your children, now is the time to seek the best advice you can afford. Talk in detail with competent financial planners and lawyers about your estate plan.

At its core, estate planning is about the legacy that you leave behind. Will that legacy be one of conflict, confusion and cost, or a process that positively extends the impact of your life? The fundamental purpose of estate planning is to leave a legacy for the living. It is not that death is unimportant, it just pales in significance to the legacy you leave behind. So, what is an Estate Plan? The most important document is usually he Last Will and Testament. We all kind of know what a Will is. The other documents included in an Estate Plan are Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Advance Directive

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and the HIPPA Authorization. Each document serves a specific purpose. A good estate planning attorney will be happy to explain each one. Unfortunately, the tragedy of failing to properly plan does not fall upon the dead. It is the living that have to suffer the unexpected and unforgiving consequences. By failing to properly plan, many people are creating big problems for their loved ones. Keep in mind that every inheritance will impact the recipient. Each heir is an individual, whose unique personality will be impacted differently by his or her inheritance. Your estate plan should consider the unique personality of each heir in how you plan his or her inheritance. But be careful that you don’t attempt to rule from the grave. Inheritance is a delicate and carefully considered balance.

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A well-crafted Last Will and Testament can help prevent future litigation. While Probating an estate, can be difficult, if you work with a competent probate attorney, the process can run smoothly and efficiently. When there is a valid Will, an experienced probate attorney can make the probate process a relatively quick and painless procedure. Unfortunately, the longer Probate is put off, the more difficult it becomes. Under Texas law, there is a limited amount of time, to admit a Will to probate. If that time is missed, the process can become more expensive and the Will may not be allowed by the Court.

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For example, if a husband passes away and the homestead, or maybe a rental property, has his name on the deed, then probate will often be necessary to transfer title to his surviving wife’s name. Without going through the probate process, the deceased husband’s ownership in the property will remain in the deceased person’s name. One common misperception is that a deceased spouse’s interest automatically transfers to the surviving spouse. The property does not automatically transfer to the spouse. The title to the property will forever have a problem, until it is resolved. So, what is probate? Probate is the legal process by which the title of a deceased person’s property is transferred from the deceased person, the estate, to his or her beneficiaries. The Beneficiary is the person that is going to receive the property from the estate. Basically, the easiest way to explain probate is that probate is just the process that the State of Texas requires to ensure the Will of a deceased person has been approved by the court and the Executor has also met all the requirements.

Finally, the Probate process can take a few weeks or sometimes a few years to complete. It depends on the type of assets and the family dynamics. But with the help of a good probate attorney, the process can be made relatively painless and easy.

This article was written by Paul Owens founder of Owens Law Firm. Owens has an MBA from the University of Dallas and a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. For more information: www.PaulOwensLaw.com

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2020-2021 PGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

DEC 3 - 6 DEC 3 - 6 DEC 11 - 13 JAN 7 - 10 JAN 14 - 17 JAN 21 - 24 JAN 28 - 31 FEB 4 - 7 FEB 11 - 14 FEB 18 - 21 FEB 25 - 28 FEB 25 - 28 MAR 4 - 7 MAR 11 - 14 MAR 18 - 21 MAR 24 - 28 MAR 25 - 28 APR 1 - 4 APR 8 - 11 APR 15 - 18 APR 22 - 25 20

* Schedule subject to change

TOURNAMENT

DEFENDING CHAMPION

Mayakoba Golf Classic

Brendon Todd

Hero World Challenge

Henrik Stenson

QBE Shootout

Tiburon GC, Naples, FL

Rory Sabbatini, Kevin Tway

Sentry Tournament of Champions

Justin Thomas

Sony Open in Hawaii

Cameron Smith

The American Express

Andrew Landry $1,206,000

El Camaleon GC, Playa del Carmen, MEX Albany, New Providence, BAH

Plantation Course at Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui, HI Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, HI PGA WEST (Stadium), La Quinta, CA

Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines (South), San Diego, CA

$1,296,000 $1,000,000

$435,000

$1,340,000 $1,188,000

Marc Leishman $1,350,000

Waste Management Phoenix Open TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

Webb Simpson

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Nick Taylor

The Genesis Invitational

Adam Scott

Puerto Rico Open

Viktor Hovland

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship

Patrick Reed

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

Tyrrell Hatton

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA Grand Reserve Country Club, Rio Grande, PUR Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, MEX Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, FL

$1,314,000 $1,404,000 $1,674,000 $540,000

$1,820,000 $1,674,000

THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

The Honda Classic

PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Sungjae Im $1,260,000

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play Austin Country Club, Austin, TX

Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship Corales Golf Course, Punta Cana, DOM

Valero Texas Open

TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks), San Antonio, TX

Masters Tournament

Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA

RBC Heritage

Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC

Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA

Webb Simpson $1,278,000


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2020-2021 PGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

TOURNAMENT

APR 29 MAY 2

Valspar Championship

MAY 6 - 9 MAY 13 - 16 MAY 20 - 23 MAY 27 - 30 JUN 3 - 6 JUN 10 - 13 JUN 17 - 20 JUN 24 - 27 JUL 1 - 4 JUL 8 - 11 JUL 15 - 18 JUL 15 - 18 JUL 22 - 25 JUL 29 AUG 1 AUG 5 - 8 AUG 5 - 8 AUG 12 - 15 AUG 19 - 22 AUG 26 - 29 SEP 2 - 5

* Schedule subject to change

DEFENDING CHAMPION

Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, FL

Wells Fargo Championship Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC

AT&T Byron Nelson

TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, TX

PGA Championship

Collin Morikawa

Charles Schwab Challenge

Daniel Berger

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

Jon Rahm

KI Golf Rsrt. - Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, TX

Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH

$1,980,000 $1,350,000 $1,674,000

RBC Canadian Open

St. George's G&CC, Toronto, ON, CAN

U.S. Open

Torrey Pines (South), San Diego, CA

Travelers Championship

Dustin Johnson

Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau

TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT

Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI

$1,332,000

$1,350,000

John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL

Barbasol Championship

Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, KY

The Open Championship

Royal St. George's GC, Sandwich, Kent, ENG

3M Open

TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN

Michael Thompson $1,188,000

Olympic Men's Golf Competition Kasumigaseki Country Club, Saitama, JPN

Barracuda Championship

Richy Werenski

World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Justin Thomas

Wyndham Championship

Jim Herman

THE NORTHERN TRUST

Dustin Johnson

BMW Championship

Jon Rahm

Tahoe Mt. Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, CA TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN

Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, NC Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, NJ Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, MD

TOUR Championship

East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA

$630,000

$1,820,000 $1,152,000

$1,710,000 $1,710,000

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2021 LPGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

TOURNAMENT Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions JAN 21-24 Four Seasons Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL FEB 25-28 Gainbridge Championship Drive On Championship at Golden Ocala pres. by MAR 4-7 JTBC Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club - Ocala, FL Kia Classic MAR 25-28 Aviara Golf Club - Carlsbad, CA ANA Inspiration APR 1-4 Mission Hills Country Club - Rancho Mirage, CA LOTTE Championship APR 14-17 Ko Olina Golf Club - Kapolei, HI Hugel-Air Premia LA Open APR 22-25 Wilshire Country Club - Los Angeles, CA HSBC Women's World Championship APR 29-MAY2 Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course) - Singapore, Singapore Honda LPGA Thailand MAY6-9 Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course - Pattaya City, Thailand Blue Bay LPGA MAY13-16 Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course - Hainan Island, China Pure Silk Championship MAY20-23 Kingsmill Resort Golf Course - Williamsburg, VA MAY26-30 Match Play Event TBD U.S. Women's Open JUN 3-6 Olympic Club (Lake Course) - San Francisco, CA LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship JUN 10-13 Lake Merced Golf Club - San Francisco, CA Meijer LPGA Classic JUN 17-20 Blythefield Country Club - Belmont, MI KPMG Women's PGA Championship JUN 24-27 Atlanta Athletic Club, The Highlands Course - Johns Creek, GA Volunteers of America Classic JUL1-4 Old American Golf Course - The Colony, TX Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana JUL8-11 Highland Meadows GC - Sylvania, OH Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational JUL14-17 Midland CC (MI) - Midland, MI The Evian Championship JUL22-25 Evian Resort Golf Club - Évian-les-Bains, France

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PURSE

DEFENDING CHAMPION

$1,200,000

Gaby Lopez

$2,000,000 $1,500,000

Danielle Kang

$1,800,000 $3,100,000

Mirim Lee

$2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,600,000

$1,600,000 $2,100,000 $1,300,000 $1,500,000 $5,500,000

A Lim Kim

$1,800,000 $2,300,000 $4,300,000

Sei Young Kim

$1,500,000

Angela Stanford

$2,000,000

Danielle Kang

$2,300,000 $4,100,000


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2021 LPGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES JUL29-AUG 1 AUG 12-15 AUG 19-22 AUG 26-29 SEP 4-6 SEP 16-19 SEP 24-26 OCT1-3 OCT7-10 OCT14-17 OCT21-24 OCT28-31 NOV4-7 NOV11-14 NOV18-21

TOURNAMENT Event TBD Ladies Scottish Open AIG Women's Open Carnoustie Golf Links - Carnoustie, Scotland CP Women's Open Shaughnessy G&CC - Vancouver, BC Solheim Cup Inverness Club - Toledo, OH Cambia Portland Classic Columbia Edgewater Country Club - Portland, OR Walmart NW Arkansas Championship pres. by P&G Pinnacle Country Club - Rogers, AR ShopRite LPGA Classic pres. by Acer Seaview Hotel and Golf Club - Galloway, NJ Founders Cup Mountain Ridge C.C. - West Caldwell, NJ Buick LPGA Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club - Shanghai, China BMW Ladies Championship LPGA International Busan - Busan, South Korea Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA Miramar Golf Country Club - Taipei, Taiwan TOTO Japan Classic Seta Golf Course - Shiga, Japan Pelican Women's Championship Pelican G.C. - Belleair, FL CME Group Tour Championship Tiburon Golf Club - Naples, FL

* Schedule subject to change

PURSE

DEFENDING CHAMPION

$1,100,000 $1,500,000

Stacy Lewis

$4,500,000

Sophia Popov

$2,350,000

$1,400,000

Georgia Hall

$2,300,000

Austin Ernst

$1,750,000

Melissa Reid

$1,500,000 $2,100,000 $2,000,000 $2,200,000 $2,000,000 $1,750,000

Sei Young Kim

$5,000,000

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LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE

SAN ANTONIO PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

MARCH

MARCH 27 - 28 | MONARCH FEST A fun two-day festival celebrating all things monarchs, milkweed, and migration! Receive free native milkweed and native nectar plant seeds, participate in fun games and crafts, and learn how you can help end the extinction of the monarch butterfly. Have a great weekend with us saving our native wildlife! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2OivW5Y

APRIL 15 - 25 | FIESTA SAN ANTONIO Countless parades on the street or on the river for your enjoyment. Women often wear colorful Mexican/Oaxacan-style dresses with original designs and coronas, crowns made of paper flowers, also very bright. These street parties are extremely busy and fun, with lots of loud music, dances, food, and drinks. Truely a Fiesta for the ages! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3l0ws4y

APRIL

APRIL 4 - 11 | STRAWBERRY FEST Our festival has continuous entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Western and Tejano music stars, regional bands, gunslingers, a carnival, various contests, and rodeo performances. Don’t forget the strawberries! We are located in the “Strawberry Capital of Texas,” so you can say we’re pretty well known for this delicious berry. Come on down and enjoy all of this fun with us! For more info visit: strawberryfestival.com

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APRIL 20 - 22 | MARIACHI FEST This free Fiesta event features Mariachi bands and Folklorico dancers from local schools, colleges and dance studios. Each group wears traditional mariachi and Folklorico costumes. Boats randomly stop and play music for guests sitting outdoors. This is the perfect time to sit outside on the RiverWalk, sip a margarita, and enjoy the music as it floats by. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3erkm3a


LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE

SAN ANTONIO PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

MAY

MAY 2 | HEALING ARTS FESTIVAL The Healing Arts Festival and Market is the largest event of it’s kind in San Antonio, showcasing Texas’ finest Healing Arts Practitioners and Craft Artisans from a wide range of modalities. Join us for Fun, Food, Music, Dance and Performances! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3bwbzeq MAY 22 | KICKS FEST Kicks Fest is an event held to bring sneaker enthusiasts together to display, sell, buy, trade and discuss their latest Kicks and products. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2N2BOzw MAY 30 | BLOODY MARY FEST Hey! So, you’ve got a thirst for the Bloody Mary Festival? The San Antonio Bloody Mary Festival celebrates everyone’s favorite cocktail. Housemade cocktails, live music and great people right here in San Antonio. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2Oav5Et

JUNE

JUNE 5 - 6 | MASKED RENAISSANCE Let’s travel back to a simpler time for this festival. We have live music, knights, food trucks, dance troupes, art, soothsayers, and more. There will also be a daily mask and costume contest for you to show case all of your creativity. Who will have the coolest masks? For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3v5Fvpk JUNE 22 - 24 | A NIGHT IN OLD SAN ANTONIO NIOSA is a four-night festival in the heart of downtown San Antonio that celebrates the city’s diverse cultural legacy. Through the magic of 200-plus food, drink, atmosphere booths, continuous live musical acts, and decorations souvenirs. NIOSA brings the city’s heritage alive in 14 different areas.. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3bAwSv6

JULY

JULY 10 - 11 | FRIDA FEST No matter how much time passes, Frida Kahlo continues to inspire generation after generation. Her 25


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SAN ANTONIO PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

painting, poetry, and fashion are just a few reasons as to why the artist is so incredible, and why San Antonio feels the need to celebrate her each year. This summer, San Antonio’s annual Frida Fest is taking place with all things Frida Kahlo! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/30tIIAS JULY 24 - 25 | TEXAS OPEN CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP Texas-size salute to the official state dish will be served up at the Texas Open Chili Championship. Chili cooks from all across Texas will join the many “chiliheads” to vie for the top honors in Chili and Junior Chili. Head to the BBQ under the Brown Pavilion for some great Frito Pie cooked by our own team. While you’re there, grab a nice cold beer. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3l0pgFy

AUGUST

AUG 7 | STRAWBERRY FEST Strawberry dishes all abound in Fredericksburg Texas! Enjoy a funfilled day of live music, activities, vendors and delicious foods. We 26

also have concerts and live music, Strawberry inspired food & drinks, and so much more! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3leGsr4 Aug 28 | CRAWFISH & CAJUN Big Beautiful Louisiana Mud Bugs served alongside delicious accompaniments like Grilled Oysters, Hamburgers, Lobster Tails, Cajun Boiled Crab, beer, wine and spirits! Enjoy live local music as you eat all of this magnificent food. Don’t worry you non-Cajun eaters - we have plenty of other food as well. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3tgE8me

SEPTEMBER

SEPT 3 -5 | LABOR DAY Celebrate Labor Day Weekend! Drinks, live music, fireworks, BBQ, and Cocktails! What more could you ask for? For more info visit: https://bit.ly/38wSEOs SEPT 18 | CHEESE & WINE FEST Fredericksburg Cheese & Wine Festival - A great day of local cheeses, amazing wines, goat milking


LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE

SAN ANTONIO PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

demonstrations, live music, activities, vendors and delicious foods! Sip and eat your way through the weekend! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/38uuTqv SEPT 25 - 26 | FLAUTAS FEST Flautas and Fireworks!! Can’t beat that. Join us for some tasty flautas of all flavors and kinds. Also, with vendors selling all delicious food items that we loved in our wonderful city. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3rEauGQ

OCTOBER

OCT 2 | LATIN ROOTS MUSIC & FOOD FEST We will feature Latino music, food and performances. This event will bring together the diverse groups of individuals in San Antonio to enjoy themselves and develop a better understanding of the Latino cultures as we share it with all who are visiting San Antonio. Come enjoy music, food, arts from all Latino cultures represented in the San Antonio area; all in one place! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3vbX7A1

OCT 22 -24 | BALLOON FEST The festival is definitely worth a visit with around 20 hot air balloons and over a hundred vendors offering their exceptional goods. You can go for a tethered balloon ride, watch morning competitions, or see the amazing glow at night. Four live concerts, food trucks, a family fun zone, and petting zoo with 20 varieties of animals are waiting for you. All in all a great way to spend a weekend! For more info visit: skylightballoonfest.com OCT 23 | WATER LANTERN FEST The Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. The event includes food, games, activities, vendors, music, and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water. Such a beautiful sight to see. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3qBUK61

NOVEMBER

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celebrate. Come enjoy the cooler fall weather and a display of great Texas Wines to try! Plus, more Garlic Dishes than you can imagine! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3rI3Dw1 NOV 20 | WHISKEY FESTIVAL A friendly competition for the bragging rights for ‘The Best of Texas Whiskey’ Come enjoy a casual whiskey tasting. Great food, local live music acts and a fun, family friendly atmosphere where kids can enjoy playing with the goats, donkeys and other critters. The Texas Whiskey Festival is an event for people who love whiskey and those that make it. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3bGbPaI

DECEMBER

DEC 7 - 12 | CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on 28

a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before! For more info visit: https://bit. ly/3eCwQoz DEC 10 - 12 | CHRISTMAS MARKET Dozens of vendors, Christmas Tree competition and lights! The Christmas Market is held on our restaurant and outdoor venue property at the Bankersmit Dance Hall and Saloon. Come enjoy the Hill Country’s very own Christmas Western Wonderland! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3vtOYHo

JANUARY

JAN 5 - 16 | HAMILTON Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3rHOviz


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2021 GRAND SLAM

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Date

Session

Wed - Fri 1/13-15

Rod Laver

Margaret Court

Outside Courts

11:00am

11:00am

10:00am

Sat / Sun 1/16-17 Mon 1/18

Tue 1/19

Wed 1/20

Thu 1/21

Fri 1/22

Sat 1/23

Sun 1/24

Mon 1/25

Tue 1/26

Wed 1/27

Featured Matches Qualifying Rounds

NO PLAY Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am –

Night

7:00pm

Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

1st round

1st round

2nd round

2nd round

3rd round

3rd round

4th round

4th round

Quarterfinals

Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

Thu 1/28

Day

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Night

7:00pm

1st Men’s Semifinals

Fri 1/29

Twilight

3:00pm

4:00 pm

3:00pm

2nd Men’s Semifinals

Twilight

11:00am

7:30pm

11:15am

Twilight

2:00pm

4:00pm

no play

Sat 1/30

Sun 1/31

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* Schedule subject to change

Quarterfinals

Women’s Semifinals

Women’s Finals

Men’s Finals


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2021 GRAND SLAM

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATE

PLAY START

SESSION

SUN - MAY 23

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

MON - MAY 24

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

MON - MAY 24

Evening - 9:00 PM

1st Round

TUE - MAY 25

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

TUE - MAY 25

Evening - 9:00 PM

1st Round

WED - MAY 26

Day - 11:00 AM

2nd Round

WED - MAY 26

Evening - 9:00 PM

2nd Round

THU - MAY 27

Day - 11:00 AM

2nd Round

THU - MAY 27

Evening - 9:00 PM

2nd Round

FRI - MAY 28

Day - 11:00 AM

3rd Round

FRI - MAY 28

Evening - 9:00 PM

3rd Round

SAT - MAY 29

Day - 11:00 AM

3rd Round

SAT - MAY 29

Evening - 9:00 PM

3rd Round

SUN - MAY 30

Day - 11:00 AM

4th Round

SUN - MAY 30

Evening - 9:00 PM

4th Round

MON - MAY 31

Day - 11:00 AM

4th Round

MON - MAY 31

Evening - 9:00 PM

4th Round

* Schedule subject to change

TUE - JUNE 1

Day - 12:00 PM

Quarterfinals

TUE - JUNE 1

Evening - 5:00 PM

Quarterfinals

WED - JUNE 2

Day - 12:00 PM

Quarterfinals

WED - JUNE 2

Evening - 9:00 PM

Quarterfinals

THU - JUNE 3

Day - 2:00 PM

Semifinals

FRI - JUNE 4

Day - 3:00 PM

Semifinals

SAT - JUNE 5

Day - 3:00 PM

Women's Singles Final, Men's Doubles Final

SUN - JUNE 6

Day - 3:00 PM

Men's Singles Final

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

* Schedule subject to change

PLEASE NOTE: The Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have decided to cancel the 2020 Wimbledon Championships due to COVID-19 and a concern for public health. The 2021 Wimbledon Championships will take place from June 28 – July 11, 2021. DATE

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PLAY START

SESSION

Mon Jun 28

11:00 AM

First Round

Tues Jun 29

11:00 AM

First Round

Wed Jun 30

11:00 AM

Second Round

Thu Jul 1

11:00 AM

Second Round

Fri Jul 2

11:00 AM

Third Round

Sat Jul 3

11:00 AM

Third Round

Sun Jul 4

Mon Jul 5

11:00 AM

Round of 16

Tue Jul 6

11:00 AM

Womens Quarterfinals

Wed Jul 7

11:00 AM

Mens Quarterfinals

Thu Jul 8

11:00 AM

Womens Semifinals

Fri Jul 9

11:00 AM

Mens Semifinals

Sat Jul 10

11:00 AM

Womens Finals

Sun Jul 11

11:00 AM

Mens Finals

No Play


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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE SESSION

DATE

SCHEDULE

PLAY START

* Schedule subject to change ** Start Times Listed in EST

MATCHES

1

Sun 30 Aug

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

2

Sun 30 Aug

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

3

Mon 31 Aug

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

4

Mon 31 Aug

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

5

Tue 1 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

6

Tue 1 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

7

Wed 2 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

8

Wed 2 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

9

Thu 3 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

10

Thu 3 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

11

Fri 4 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

12

Fri 4 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

13

Sat 5 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

14

Sat 5 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

15

Sun 6 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

16

Sun 6 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

17

Mon 7 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

18

Mon 7 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

19

Tue 8 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

20

Tue 8 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

21

Wed 9 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Women’s Semifinals

22

Thu 10 Sep

Day

12.00pm

Mixed Doubles Final / Men’s Semifinals

23

Fri 11 Sep

Day

12.00pm

Men’s Doubles Final / Women’s Final

24

Sat 12 Sep

Day

1.00pm

Women’s Doubles Final / Men’s Final

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TRENDING LOCATIONS TO VISIT THIS YEAR

TRAVEL IN 2021

2021 may be the time to “see the USA”, as international air travel will be determined by individual countries’ rules and re-openings. One can avoid airports and air travel by simply hitting the road. Vans and recreational vehicles have achieved widespread use in the last year and there is no shortage of great domestic destinations. See the Great Lakes Region in the north or explore the music cities of New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville in the south!

NORTHERN ROAD TRIP The Great Lakes area is an excellent place to start. From east to west, these lakes (Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior) span the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Great Lakes are the five largest interconnected lakes in the US and contain the largest freshwater supply in the

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world supplying water to more than 40 million people. Unique to these lakes are rolling waves, strong currents, miles of sandy and rocky beaches and distant horizons. Attractions include great beaches, Niagara Falls, wildlife areas, charming small towns, large cities and many National parks. And for sports fans, there are magnificent stadiums and arenas for all major sports


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leagues as well as for the Big Ten universities. Lake Erie, in New York is known for its reputed Loc-Ness-like sea monster which has reportedly been seen many times over the years. The US side of Niagara Falls is not to be missed either with breathtaking waterfalls and rapids. Michigan, which touches four of the five Great Lakes and possesses the longest fresh water coastline in the world, is host to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan’s western shore. It is home to the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world. The tallest sand dune

at Sleeping Bear stands at 450 feet above the shore. In addition to sand dunes, Lake Michigan has a “Bermuda Triangle” where many strange occurrences have been reported: unexplained ship disappearances and missing planes as well as a Stonehengelike rock formation underwater near Traverse City. With some luck, one might even see a few black bears. Chicago, which is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, has it all - a big city with museums, restaurants and nightlife as well as Lake Shore Drive, a 15 mile urban parkway of green spaces and beaches along the lake. A road trip would provide a 35


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fascinating and fun packed trip for any age group. Do the entire route from one end to the other or pick a particular lake area to concentrate on. With so many historic sights and national park areas, there are opportunities to appreciate all the diversity of our great country.

SOUTHERN ROAD TRIP New Orleans, on the Mississippi River, which is the “jazz capital of the world” and nicknamed the “Big Easy”. Visit the French Quarter and walk along Bourbon Street with its colorful buildings with cast iron balconies, fine Cajun restaurants, antique shops, and art galleries. Enjoy the street performers at Jackson Square in front of the famous Saint Louis Cathedral. From there, take the trolley out to the Garden District with its well preserved collection of historic homes from the 18th century. In addition, there is the New Orleans Zoo and Aquarium and be sure to visit the World War ll Museum. There is much to see and learn in New Orleans. Memphis Tennessee, which is known as the “Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and famous for gospel, jazz, R&B, rap and soul as well. A must stop is Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion. In addition, there is the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame, and the Stax Museum of Soul Music. And for foodies, Memphis has a vibrant and diverse restaurant scene but

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is best known for its slow-cooked dry rib barbecue ribs, maple bacon doughnuts and local coffee roasters. Nashville, which is the capital of Tennessee, and home to Vanderbilt University. It is often referred to as Music City. Visit the Grand Ole Opry, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ryman Auditorium. All are well known for Country Music. Besides the live music scene, there are interesting historic neighborhoods with boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops. For some history, visit the home of President Andrew Jackson, considered to be the best preserved of all presidential homes, or Belle Meade Plantation which was part of the Battle for Nashville during the Civil War. There are so many choices for travel - whether looking for great views, live entertainment, or cultural and historic sites, we can find it all here in the USA.

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r o f s Trend

AC C E S

S O RY

2021

After a year of staying in the house, wearing sweats and other assorted quarantine gear, it is time for a change. Many are now finally ready to dress up, even while still wearing masks and social distancing. Break out all of those accessories that piled up from months of online shopping. Nobody will judge if you overaccessorize. The new year brings changing trends in jewelry, both traditional and avant-garde. Pearls have always been in, but we are now seeing more of the freshwater variety. They have a more contemporary look. From pearl drop earrings to layered necklaces that mix

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pearls with other materials, pearls work for all occasions. There are also personalized extra-long pendant necklaces and charm bracelets. Colorful beads are always a hit, whether worn as earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Chain link necklaces and bracelets with attached charms are also hot at the moment. And feel free to

stack rings on a couple fingers while you’re at it! A brand new trend is mismatched earrings or simply wearing one dramatic shoulder grazing earring. Of course two shoulder length earrings also work. Mixing and matching different textures is also very popular. Instead of smooth gold hoops, go for a textured pair in silver; silver has made a huge comeback. Several top designers have moved towards mini handbags recently, often on long chains. They can even be worn as a necklace. And of course, let’s not forget about diamonds. They remain at the top of the food chain. Just ask Marilyn Monroe -“Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”.

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Hair ornaments of all sizes can make a powerful fashion statement. There are a multitude of choices from traditional headbands to pearl hairpins or hair clips, barrettes, and even scrunchies. They come in a variety of fabrics from velvet to fur to leather. Most popular are headbands embellished with pearls, rhinestones or feathers. You’ll always look chic with a headband! Regardless of individual style, all can agree – now is the time to shine!

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