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 After School Snacks 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bazan Library, 2200 W. Commerce. Children under 18 are welcome to a free healthy snack from the San Antonio Food Bank every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 210-207-9160.

 Mixed martial arts classes 6-8 p.m. Mondays, St. Michael Catholic Church hall, 418 Indiana St. Taught by Mike Ortiz, a mixed martial arts champion. 210-264-5291.

 Serenity Support Group 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Holy Family Catholic Church, 152 Florencia Ave. Faith-based recovery group meets in room 6; offers support for those dealing with drug and alcohol abuse.

 Masonic Anchor Lodge 424 meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 700 Hot Wells Blvd.

 Mid-week Word and Prayer 12:15-12:45 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva. Pastor Jim Dew leads this weekly lunchtime gathering that combines scripture, contemplative silence and intercessory prayer. Meets in the smaller chapel near the sanctuary. Bring a sack lunch. Group meets every Wednesday. [email protected]; 210-223-2611.

 Controlled By the Spirit meets every Wednesday evening at Oakhills Church-Westside, 321 N. General McMullen. The program is a faith-based 12-step and harm reduction support group for people and their families suffering from the effects of drug addiction and other problems. Food and fellowship 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; support group 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Contact: Miguel A. Hernandez, [email protected] or 210-867-6247.

 12-step recovery group for compulsive overeaters 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Collins Garden Branch Library, 200 N. Park Blvd. at Nogalitos Street. Free. Contact: 210-977-8379.

 City Base Cancer Support Group 7 p.m. Thursdays, Brookhill Baptist Church, 631 Utopia Lane. Contact: Brenda Fox, 210-415-2830.

 Celebrate Recovery Fridays, Mayfield Park Church, 700 W. Hutchins Place. Free 12-step program for people struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits. Meetings with meal 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Large group time 7:15 p.m.; smaller groups 8:15 p.m. Child care available. Contact: 210-923-2241.

 Stroke Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month at Southwest General Hospital, Classroom A, 7400 Barlite Blvd. Meetings are 2-3 p.m. Light refreshments served. The group aims to support stroke survivors and their families and caregivers. Guest speakers will present sessions related to stroke recovery. To RSVP: Call 1-877-215-9355; or visit www.southwestgeneralhospital.org and select “Events and Classes” from the main menu.

 Free clothes closet 9 a.m.-noon, first Saturday of month Brookhill Baptist Church, 631 Utopia Lane. Free clothing distributed. Contact: 210-333-4947.

Wednesday, March 11

 YOGA for Seniors 1-2 p.m. Carver Library, 3350 E. Commerce. Low-intensity form of yoga uses movement, breathing and posture to improve your health. The non-strenuous exercises should increase relaxation, strengthen muscles and joints, and enrich the mind and spirit. Classes taught by an experienced teacher. Free. 210-207-9180.

 Highland Park Neighborhood Association meets at 6:30 p.m. Bode Community Center, 901 Rigsby Ave. City of San Antonio Senior Planner Shepard Beamon will discuss Highland Park’s profile and priorities. The meeting will identify issues important to the neighborhood as part of the Southeast Community Area Plan.

Thursday, March 12

 Preserving Family Treasures 1:30-2:30 p.m. McCreless Library, 1023 Ada St. Learn methods to help protect these personal treasures, including family photographs and heirlooms. Free. 210-207-9170.

 Women in Coffee and Sustainability 6:30-7:30 p.m. Carver Library, 3350 E. Commerce. A Coffee Business presentation with coffee service samples. 210-207-9180.

Friday, March 13

 Ballet San Antonio 2-3 p.m. Central Library, 600 Soledad. Ballet SA teaching artists present a 25-minute performance, an introductory ballet class, and a brief Q&A. “Galileo and the Wonders of the Telescope” showcases the beginning of Galileo’s interest in the stars and how his story evolves to inventing the telescope. Dancing stars and planets bring to life the obstacles and successes of invention. Free. 210-207-2500.

Saturday, March 14

 Chess Club noon-1 p.m. Las Palmas Library, 515 Castroville Road. All skill levels welcomed. 210-207-9200.

Monday, March 16

 St. Paddy’s Day Craft 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pan American Library, 1122 W. Pyron Ave. The adult crafting event is the chance to construct your own St. Patrick’s Day Craft. All supplies provided; supplies are limited to first come, first serve. Free. 210-207-9150.

Tuesday, March 17

 Mycology 101 7-8:30 p.m. Central Library, 600 Soledad. Learn the basic features of mushrooms, how/where they grow and how to use those characteristics to identify different species. This program is offered by a presenter from William R.Sinkin Eco Centro, Alamo Colleges District, San Antonio College. Free. 210-207-2500.

Upcoming

 Parent workshop on raising a healthy eater will take place March 19 at 2 p.m. at Mission Academy, 9210 S. Presa St. Workshop includes interactive food demonstrations and delicious, budget-friendly recipes. Session led by certified chefs and nutrition professionals.

 Quilts: More Than Warmth presentation will be held March 21 from to 3 to 4 p.m. at Memorial Library, 3222 Culebra. Learn how quilts have had many purposes through the centuries. Make your own quilt with paper and poster board. 210-207-9140.

 2020 Catholic Men’s Conference will be held March 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic School Athletic Center, 10703 Wurzbach Road. Early-bird registration is open through Jan. 31. All men are invited to experience a practical, inspirational and orthodox day of spiritual renewal with Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, and speakers Fr. Cedric Pisegna, CP; Ken Hensley; and Fr. Clay Hunt III. Register at CMCSanAntonio.com or call 210-521-3377.

 Turkey Leg Sale hosted by Harlandale High School Alumni Class of 1980 will be held April 5 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Harlandale Methodist Church, 6025 S. Flores St. Contact Alicia (Shrimp) Galindo, 512-967-3487; Brenda (Rodgers) Reiner, 210-272-7698; or Jo Ann (Gutierrez) Perez, 512-967-3446. For more information, go to the group’s Facebook page, Harlandale High School Alumni Class of 1980, or send an email to [email protected]

 2020 Catholic Women’s Conference has a new date and a new venue. Pilgrim Center of Hope’s “Come to Me” Catholic Women’s Conference will be held May 29 and 30 at St. Matthew Athletic Center, 11121 Wurzbach Road. Go to CWCSanAntonio.com for updates and registration information.

Reunions

 Harlandale Class of 1970 will hold its 50th class reunion Oct. 10, 2020, at the Hilton San Antonio Hill Country. Contact: Robert Ramirez, 210-496-7687; Jesus C. Vega, 210-428-0307 ([email protected]); or Yolanda Vasquez Vega, 210-383-0613.

 Harlandale Class of 1980 is looking for alumni for its 40th class reunion in 2020. Contact Alicia (Shrimp) Galindo, 512-967-3487; Brenda (Rodgers) Reiner, 210-272-7698; or Jo Ann (Gutierrez) Perez, 512-967-3446. For more information, go to the group’s Facebook page, Harlandale High School Alumni Class of 1980, or send an email to [email protected]

Compiled by Melissa Rentería

Send details and a phone number to [email protected] Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday.

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