San Antonio Express from San Antonio, Texas on December 16, 1977 · Page 93
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San Antonio Express from San Antonio, Texas · Page 93

San Antonio, Texas
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Friday, December 16, 1977
Page 93
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fill Directions Events for inclusion in the Express-News Weekender All Directions’" column may be sent to Weekender, P.O. Box 2171, Son Antonio, Texas 78297, ot least 10 days in advance. Block and white photos will be consi dered for publication. River spectacular A centuries-old Spanish custom will be re-enacted when the Pasco del Rio Association stages its ninth annual Fiesta de las Luminarias on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The festival of lights focuses on approximately 1,500 candles lining the banks of the downtown River Walk from La Mansion Motor Hotel to the Arneson River rheatre. Fiesta de la Luminar­ ias follows a tradition begun by Spanish villagers in the mid-1500s to represent lighting the Holy Family’s way to Bethlehem. The luminarias have, evolved through the centuries from blazing pinion boughs to today’s candles placed in paper sacks partially filled with sand. Highlighting the colorful weekend of celebration will be the Las Posadas pageant which will begin at sundown nn Sunday. The public is invited to join members of the San Antonio Conservation Society in the pilgrimage along the banks of the river. The pageant will assemble at the river bank courtyard of La Mansion Motor Hotel and journey to Plaza Nueva in La Villita. Las Posadas is the re-enactment of the Holy Family’s search for an inn. You’d better be good Santa Claus and his whole troupe will tour four San Antonio public housing projects Sunday as part of the fourth annual Christmas Extravaganza. Santa, his helpers and Miss Brickhouse San Antonio will visit Lincoln Courts, Wheatley Courts, Sutton Homes and East Terrace Courts. The tour, sponsored by the Brick Community Civic Club, will feature toys, candy and fruit for underprivileged children. Children’sExtravaganza will begin at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Courts, with stops at Wheatley Courts at 2 p.m. Sutton Homes at 3 p.m. and East Terrace Courts at 4 p.m. Horsing around The 1977 Christmas Horse Show will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The three-day event in the Coliseum Horse Barn will see classes from small ponies to large hunters with a full equitation division. Also, 10 dressage Mrs. Ginny Archibald of the San Antonio Conservation Society shows off the cedar Christmas tree or tannenbaum decorated after the fashion of early German settlers to San Antonio. The tree and other ornaments decorate the Steves Homestead, 509 King William St. The homestead is open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. daily. classes from training level through fourth level will be included. Entries represent Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico, Admission is free and the public is invited. Show activities will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Friday evening will feature team jumping and a mini grand prix. The baton relay will start at 7 p.m. Saturday. Holiday busing Holiday shoppers can ride downtown buses until 10 p.m. through next week. San Antonio Transit System’s downtown El Centro bus route will extend service until 10 p.m. through Dec. 23. The free bus service, which travels from the Alamo to El Mercado along Commerce and Houston streets, will run later hours during the holiday shopping season to accommodate shoppers and employees in downtown stores. The small, colorful buses will make stops along the route at five minute intervals. Service begins at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Christmas German style The Institute of Texan Cultures at HemisFair Plaza invites you to celebrate Christmas in the German way from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The special program includes traditional German Christmas songs performed by the Da- menchor and the Maen- nerchor of the Beethoven Society of San Antonio. Also, Miss Wanda Timmermann will relate family Christmas traditions that originated in the 19th century. Mrs. William Ochse will give a personal account of Christmas at the home of her uncle, the late San Antonio architect Kurt D. Beckmann. f ........ —... ............. Elf Louise needs donations, helpers Elf Louise and her volunteer helpers still need all sorts of help to make their Santa Claus Anonymous efforts successful this year. The project badly needs toys, wTapping paper, elves, Santas and vans to haul the goodies around Dec. 22, 23 and 24. Also any Santa suits not in commission for those nights would be appreciated as well as, any rotund gentlemen who want to play the best-loved guy around. Take your donations to the gym at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 2504 N. St. Mary’s St. ETf Louise has requested volunteers to come straight to the gym any time between 10 a m and 10 p.m. until Christmas Eve. Although phone lines are tied up with requests for help most of the time, she can be reached at either 733-7878 or 733-8073. Checks should be mailed to Santa Claus Anonymous, 123 Abiso Ave., San Antonio, 78209. Beckmann created a mechanized toys for younger members of his family beginning in the 1920s The toys are on exhibit in the institute. Rodeo in San Marcos It's rodeo time in San Marcos. A rodeo is scheduled at the Hayes County Civic Center at 8 p.m. Saturday. It will feature bareback bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, girls' barrel racing and bull riding. Admission is $ 2 . Entries for the rodeo will be accepted Saturday morning. The Outcasts will play for a dance after the rodeo, also at the civic center. Admission is $2 for the dance. Kerrville arts , crafts Nelson’s Christmas arts and crafts fair will be held Sunday in Kerrville’s Municipal Auditorium. In addition to a display of handcrafted items by some 40 artists, other activities have also been planned. The band Cactus Rose will play’during the day. The Kerrville Karate Academy will hold a belt testing and karate demonstration during the day. Door prizes will be awarded also. Son Antonio fXPMSS-NIWS-Dot. 16, 1977 * PACI 3-W EARL HOLLIMAN Theater asks toys Saturday will be a special Toys for Tots evening at the Fiesta Dinner Playhouse. Earl Holliman, vice- president of the theater and national chairman of Toys for Tots, will be at the theater to greet everyone who participates by bringing a toy to be distributed to a needy child. San Antonio artist Gaylord Stevens has designed a print of the Toys for Tots logo to be distributed to patrons in exchange for toys. Toys for Tots is sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. Tickets for the Saturday night performance are $15 plus one good, usable toy. SPECIALS SS 15 FREDERICKSBURG RD. IS THE HOUSE OF JEANS CLEARANCE STORE. Greater reductions this Sunday only on merchandise from all fifty House of jeans. Prices effective Sunday only Levi's Denim Jeans $ 10.99 Wrangler Jeans $ 7.99 Levi's Shirts $ 5.99 Junior Sweaters $ 10.99 HOUSE OF JEANS 5115 Fredericksburg Road Open Sunday 9M» 341-9842 Keep Up With the Arts Through the Arts Page in the ban Antonio Express

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