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  • Birding by Ear
    Birding by Ear 4/26 9:00AM
     

    Master birders Tom and Patsy Inglet will offer tips and tricks that will help identify birds by their songs and sounds. Participants will soon be able to recognize subtle differences between bird songs that help to determine which species they are hearing. The workshop will introduce many of the common bird calls heard in the Hill Country and will include time in the field practicing bird call identification. Register at cibolo.org/calendar.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Seasonal WaterSaver Gardening

    SAWS will be teaching how to create beautiful landscapes during each season.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Composting: Making Black Gold

    Bexar County Master Gardener Leslie Butterworth will explain how to turn weeds and table scraps into nutritious soil, presented by the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. Tips and tricks for creating efficient compost will be offered for beginning and experienced composters.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Aromatherapy Workshop
    Aromatherapy Workshop 4/26 1:00PM
     

    Jean Dukes will teach the therapeutic effects of the essential oils of commonly grown herbs.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Fiesta Family Day
    Fiesta Family Day 4/26 10:00AM
     

    Fiesta Family Day is a component of  the "Hats Off to Fiesta" exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures, and includes fun activities, free crafts, and an opportunity to learn about San Antonio's Fiesta tradition. There will also be a scavenger hunt and prizes. 

  • Mary Ellen Mark:

    Renowned documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark visits Texas State to speak about her work featured in The Wittliff Collections’ exhibition “Man and Beast.” Attendees are asked to RSVP by emailing thewittliffcollections@txstate.edu.

  • Free GED Advantage Information Session

    With the re-formatted, more expensive GED tests now in effect, it's more important than ever to have access to free GED test prep. Thats why Everest Institute-San Antonio will be hosting informational sessions on their GED Advantage program from April 15-May 26. The sessions, like the program itself, are free and open to the public. Come here and learn about the program's professional instruction, practice tests, and more.

    Category: Talks plus, Class
  • The Voices de la Luna Poetry Group
  • Breeding Bird Point Counts

    Join Tom and Patsy Inglet and other knowledgeable birders to conduct a breeding bird census throughout the Cibolo Nature Center's four native habitats. The citizen-science survey techniques used to conduct this census can be used wherever birds breed. Collected data will be provided to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology through eBird, Cornell's online bird database.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Permanent & Natural Weight Loss with Rachel Conner

     Whether you are an experienced oil user or brand new to the concept of alternative wellness solutions, please join us for this inspiring presentation. A body that is trim and fit is not only attractive, but also supports a lifetime of energy and vitality, and can help prevent the accelerated onset of many degenerative diseases. Managing weight and healthy body composition is primarily a matter of expending more calories than we consume. Eating less food (quantity) and improving our food selections (quality) along with increasing physical activity is the best way to experience permanent and healthy weight loss. Learn to use essential oils to: support your efforts to eat less and exercise more for permanent, healthy weight loss by helping your body adjust to reduced caloric intake during dieting, helps manage appetite and hunger pangs between meals, help calm stomach and gastrointestinal distress sometimes associated with dieting, lift and elevate mood which has been associated with successful weight-loss efforts and encourages healthy hydration during dieting, exercise, and throughout the day.

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  • Eagle Ford Shale Boom: Blessing or Curse?

    In this class, Sr. Elizabeth Riebschlaeger, CCVI, and Alyssa Burgin, director of the Texas Drought Project, discuss the use of fracking in the Eagle Ford Shale region of Texas and its impact on the environment. The class will cover a basic introduction to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and its effects on the air, water, and soil quality of an area.

    Category: Class, Talks plus
  • Annie's List San Antonio Reception

    Annie's List is changing the face of power in Texas and wants you to join us. We would like to invite you to an Annie's List San Antonio Reception. You'll have the chance to meet like-minded progressives and hear from the Annie's List staff about our work to change the face of power in Texas.

    Category: Talks plus
  • 2014 Ascend Men's Event: True Steel

    The 2014 Ascend Men's Event, hosted by Summit Christian Center, is a two-day, power-packed conference featuring inspirational messages and teachings from Pastors Rick Godwin, Steve Kelly, Terry Crist, and special guest Drew Pearson, former wide receiver with the Dallas Cowboys. Great activities and food are also planned. And you can even enter to win a new Ducati Diavel motorcyle. Raffle tickets are $50 and can be purchased online. A majority of proceeds will benefit Warrior and Family Support Center and the Igite Hope Tour Mission Trip to the Philippines.

  • Miniature and Fairy Gardening

    NISD Adult & Community Education will bring a Miniature and Fairy Garden class. We will make a Fairy Garden right in class, materials are $35.00 and Tuition is $12.00. This is a 2 hour class.

    Category: Talks plus, Class
  • AromaTouch Certification with Shane England

    doTERRA''s AromaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points to improve well-being by reducing physical and emotional stress while supporting healthy autonomic function. You receive 6 hours of training, a DVD,  a manual and 8 CPTG essential oils.

    Category: Talks plus, Class
  • Vermiculture: How to Compost with Worms

    Join Bexar County Master Gardener Nancy Adkins for a free workshop on Vermiculture: How to Compost with Worms. Sponsored by the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, the workshop will teach participants to build and maintain a worm bin for healthy worms that produce high-nutrient fertilizing compost for the garden.

    Place: Herff Farm
    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Mother's Day Gift Project

    Kids will plant a 14" cocoliner hanging basket with flowers, a great way to learn about plants and have wonderful present just for Mom.

  • The Perennial Potter
    The Perennial Potter 5/3 2:00PM
     

    Patrick Murphy will have a demonstration on customizing containers. Get ideas on how to achieve great outdoor living spaces.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • BuiltSmart Resources Seminar

    BuiltSmart Custom Homes offers a premier customizable design and building experience with eco-friendly sustainable features. Join us for a seminar on how you can build your home using sustainable building materials and practices.

    Category: Talks plus, Seminar
  • 2014 World Trichology Conference

    The theme of this years event is about Globalization connecting us all. Through it we see the growing influence of trichology reach beyond individual organizations, industries, countries, or regions. This international event would allow trichologists, hairstylists, hair loss experts, beauty professionals, doctors, nurses and all other related field experts, unparalleled access to published research data, important medical innovations and exceptional technical/academic information in hair loss and scalp disorders. Within this setting, the 2014 World Conference offers a forum of ideas and an international network of thought leaders, experts and peers eager to share their best practices, tested solutions and proven results.

  • Wildlife Field Research
    Wildlife Field Research 5/5 8:00AM
     

    The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm is seeking volunteers to participate in this six-day bio-blitz, joining teams of citizen scientists to conduct biological surveys of the CNC's nature preserve. People of all ages and interests are welcome to help survey birds, butterflies, mammals, fish, plants and more. Observations are used to make scientific assessments that inform land management. Lunch will be provided during surveys.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Paul's Letters to Corinthians

    Dr. Timothy Milinovich instructs this class on the Corinthian community in Biblical times, explaining how Paul's Christian community was set up there, and what occurred after his departure that spurred him to write the two letters. Register at (210) 372-9927 or upcsa@upcsa.org. Scholarships are available to cover class fee.

    Category: Talks plus, Class
  • Snoop Dreams: The Expressions of Personality in Everday Contexts  Lecture

    Join us for a lecture by Sam Gosling, Ph.D, from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Place: Pearl Stable
    Category: Talks plus, Lecture
  • Snakes of Texas and the Cibolo Nature Center

    Dave Barker, world-renowned snake expert and author of Pythons of the World, Volumes I and II, will discuss the fascinating anatomy and behavior of snakes. His presentation will highlight the common snake species of the Texas Hill Country, including water snakes, garter snakes and the snake species most often found in yards and around homes. He will discuss in detail the venomous snakes found in the Hill Country, and the dangers that they might present.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Monarch Biology and Larval Monitoring Training

    Texas Master Naturalist's Kip Kiphart and Cathy Downs will host a training session on the monarch butterfly, covering monarch biology and life cycle, milkweed ecology, migration and threats. Live butterflies and caterpillars will be on display. Participants will visit a milkweed patch to learn hands on how to monitor. The workshop is approved training for Master Naturalists.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Celebrate Herbs Workshop
    Celebrate Herbs Workshop 5/10 10:00AM
     

    We will have speakers and vendors all day plus a lot of gifts for Mom. A few of the seminar topics are: Aromatherapy, Soap Making Then and Now, Hill Country Lavender, Grampa's Teas and Nature's Herb Farm.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Kid's Club: Insect Hunt
    Kid's Club: Insect Hunt 5/10 10:00AM
     

    Children ages 3 and up are invited to look for insects and observe them using a magnifying glass. Children must be accompanied by caregivers.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Beautiful Butterfly Festival

    Learn about the beautiful butterflies of the Texas Hill Country, including the majestic monarch butterfly, during the celebration of these colorful insects. Butterfly experts and enthusiasts will give presentations and display live butterflies, and children will have a chance to make butterfly crafts to take home. The event is sponsored by the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm.

    Category: Talks plus, Workshop
  • Nicolás Leiva Artist Talk
    Nicolás Leiva Artist Talk 5/10 12:00PM
     

    Join us for a talk with the artist Nicolás Leiva as we discuss his recent exhibit Nicolás Leiva: Infinite Cycle Under Fire.  

  • Eat Well to Live Better
    Eat Well to Live Better 5/11 9:30AM
     

    Bioprospector Michael Wargovich travels the world to find cancer-fighting ingredients in traditional foods, but you can do the same thing with fresh, local ingredients — and Dr. Wargovich and Chef Iverson Brownell can show you how on May 11 at the Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market. The scientist and the chef, presenting on behalf of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, will give lectures and cooking demonstrations at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the farmer’s market, 225 E. Basse Rd., San Antonio. It will be Mother’s Day, so bring Mom, take a sample, pick up a recipe, and buy the ingredients from vendors right there at the market.

 
 
 

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    Category: Film, Biography
  •  Peter Gabriel: Back to Front

    Recorded live at London’s famed O2 Arena, BAFTA-winning director Hamish Hamilton’s concert film Back to Front offers fans a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Peter Gabriel in celebration of the 25th anniversary of his seminal album So.

    Category: Film, Concert
  • Cypress Hill
    Cypress Hill 4/23 6:00PM
     

    Twenty-three years after the release of its critically and commercially acclaimed debut, and with a new album rumored to be on the way this year, seminal West Coast gangsta rap tribe Cypress Hill is swinging by Saytown just in time for Fiesta. The show, a part of the eighth annual Siesta Fest, will no doubt have a set list that reads like a greatest hits compilation, with (hopefully) a taste of what’s to come as the Chicano rap pioneers prepare to unleash their first album since 2012’s disappointing dubstep mess Cypress X Rusko. Super fan-friendly prices and a rare chance to see one of golden-era hip-hop’s most successful and influential acts? If you call yourself a hip-hop head, you’d be insane (most likely in the membrane) to miss this one.

    Category: Music, Urban, Hip-hop/Rap
  • Fiesta Cornyation
    Fiesta Cornyation 4/23 7:30PM
     

    Billed as the “raunchiest, cheapest event of Fiesta,” Cornyation spoofs current events, local politics and pop culture and this year welcomes guests into The Court of Festive Fêtes and Frivolous Faux Pas, to be ruled by King and Queen Anchovy Steve and Jody Newman. “Not just a bunch of queens,” Fiesta Cornyation is a permanently committed nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of San Antonians with HIV or affected by HIV. To date, the organization has donated more than $1.5 million to local charities, including SAAF (San Antonio AIDS Foundation), Beat AIDS (Black Effort Against the Threat of AIDS) and HAC (Help, Action, Care).

    Category: Comedy, Skits, Theater, Improv
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    Fiesta Cornyation 4/23 10:00PM
     

    Billed as the “raunchiest, cheapest event of Fiesta,” Cornyation spoofs current events, local politics and pop culture and this year welcomes guests into The Court of Festive Fêtes and Frivolous Faux Pas, to be ruled by King and Queen Anchovy Steve and Jody Newman. “Not just a bunch of queens,” Fiesta Cornyation is a permanently committed nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of San Antonians with HIV or affected by HIV. To date, the organization has donated more than $1.5 million to local charities, including SAAF (San Antonio AIDS Foundation), Beat AIDS (Black Effort Against the Threat of AIDS) and HAC (Help, Action, Care).

    Category: Comedy, Skits, Theater, Improv
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    Shatner's World 4/24 7:30PM
     

    “We Just Live in It” is the inevitable subtitle of William Shatner’s one-man show, which debuted on Broadway in 2012, and of all the solipsists to stake that claim, the one true Captain Kirk probably has the most shut-ins calling him god. If that’s you, dust off the doughnut pillow to watch and enjoy the filmed version, screened for a single night in theaters, regardless of how many times you saw it live on tour. Cheek-licking fans of Shatner’s “Rocket Man,” will hoot at the 83-year-old fitted with a flesh-tone wireless mic for the stereotypical black-box solo-show, but fans of both Shatner and good storytelling hoping for the sort of insight evident on Has Been (his pretty great collaboration with Ben Folds) might take encouragement from this: We haven’t seen Shatner’s World, but we did see Shatner last year, outside a Laurie Anderson show.

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