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Tuesday, December 9th: Holiday Party Features Special Venue, Music, and Silent Auction
Come celebrate with the Alamo Group at our annual Holiday Party and Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, December 9th from 7 to 9 p.m.. This special event will be held at Dorćol Distilling Company, 1902 S Flores St (south of Cevallos, at the railroad crossing). Dorćol‘s diverse and unique elixirs will be available—made with traditional apricot brandy or non-alcoholic. There will be a tour of the distillery at 7 p.m.
Featured contributions are the Latin fusion music of Los Nahuatlatos and great food from Bird Bakery and Panera, among others, and delightful potluck dishes we welcome from our members. As in years past, there will be a silent auction of unique donated items and certificates that make great holiday gifts. Many new donors include 5 Guys Burgers, Arcade Mid Town Kitchen, Capital Genealogy, and Chris Madrid's, and there are many past supporters such as John Hertz Architectural Design, Hearthstone Deli and Bakery, La Madeleine, Paesanos, and K Charles Salon. Our Youth Outdoors San Antonio program will be selling beautiful 2015 Sierra Club calendars. Auction items will be posted on our website's Events page shortly before the event so you can bid on them via email in case you can't make it to the party.
There will be a $10 cover fee at the door. All proceeds go to promote our worthwhile cause. There is free parking on the streets and the public is welcome. Please contact Margaret Day if you have any questions, would like to help, or wish to donate to our auction.
We hope to see you there. Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year!
Times, maps and speaker bios are on our Events page.
Next Lion's Field Event
Wednesday, October 22nd: Introduction to Native Plants of Bexar County
John Nikolatos and Joan Miller, from the Native Plant Society of Texas, will discuss growing native plants to conserve water. John will give an introduction and Joan will present ten native plants recommended for San Antonio.
Visit our Lion's Field Events page for a map, times and more events.
Take Action Today!
The Sierra Club needs your action on important issues affecting our environment. Just click on the link(s) below to read the action alerts and fill out a brief form that is automatically sent to your Senators, Representatives and other elected officials.
For more urgent Sierra Club alerts, visit our Action Alerts page.
Upcoming Community Events
A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet
Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes
For more information about these events, click the event title or go to our Community Events page.
Next Social Event
Friday, October 24th: Candlelight Coffeehouse
One of our favorite places, it features good food and a nice quiet atmosphere. This will be our last social of 2014. Contact Loyd Cortez (phone 454-2052 or email) if planning to attend.
Visit our Social Events page for maps, times and information about future gatherings.
Support Sierra Club Youth Outdoors (formerly ICO) by purchasing a beautiful 2015 Sierra Club calendar. Wall Calendars are $13.95 and Engagement Books are $14.95 plus sales tax.
On sale at General Meetings Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 - just in time for holiday gift giving. Sierra Club Youth Outdoors introduces local youngsters to wild and beautiful places and experiences that we take for granted.
Environmental Highlights - State & Local
SAWS Vista Ridge Pipeline Deal
City Council approved SAWS' $3.4 billion Vista Ridge Pipeline contract on October 30th. But we remain committed to working on this issue so we can make sure the deal is equitable to ratepayers and environmentally sound.
Visit our Clearinghouse for Vista Ridge Information webpage, where you can find news articles about the deal, comments and analyses about the proposal, and technical studies.