A Day in the Life of Morgan’s Wonderland

Joy the Butterfly and friend.Spring Break was just a couple of weeks ago, and once again, Morgan’s Wonderland was there to help kids of all ages celebrate with a whole week of Music, Mutts, Magic, & More.

I got to visit the park on the last day of the celebration and enjoy some of what had been going on all week. Here’s the day in review:

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Let It Snow… Or Make It Snow

I know it always feels a little weird to talk about winter events in San Antonio. When you have to scrape the frost off your windshields before you drive to work in the morning, only to go homeĀ that same afternoon with the windows rolled down and the A/C turned off, no one can blame you for thinking that winter is just an urban legend you heard about that one time.

But we’re a resourceful lot. And if we want snow, we’ll make it happen one way or another.

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Halloween at Morgan’s Wonderland, or: More Delightful Than Frightful

If you’re looking for a fun and family friendly Halloween event, of course you can count on Morgan’s Wonderland to be hosting one.


This Saturday, from 5:00-9:00pm, the park will be hosting its annual “More Delightful Than Frightful” celebration. The treat is that you get to share the holiday in a safe, fun, and inclusive environment. There really is no trick.

Of course, admission is only $5.00, or FREE with a donation of three non-perishable food items. All the food donations, and a portion of the proceeds, will go to the San Antonio Food Bank.

Great fun, great place, great cause. Every reason to suit up, show up, and spread the word.

Thanks as always for your support – hope to see you there!

The InDoctornation Begins

When I went to Gallifrey One earlier this year (and I just found out this week that I’ll be going back in 2016!), I had the pleasure of joining a contingent of local Whovians. So we had some great conversations on the flights to L.A. and back.

And we were on our way there when Ross Ruediger (who, besides being a Doctor Who fan, is a writer and filmmaker – and for the last couple of seasons, his recaps on Vulture have been essential reading after every episode) told us about his next project.

And I was hooked.

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Labor Day at Morgan’s Wonderland

If you still need ideas for your Labor Day weekend, Morgan’s Wonderland has a few.

The park’s Labor Day Celebration will be happening on Monday, and (as the flyer to your right promises) features appearances by:

  • Animal actor Trinity
  • Miss Greater Helotes Texas Teen 2015, Analee Hemann
  • Steven O. Sellers, performing with his ukelele and Party Time Puppets (and Great Day SA offered a wonderful sneak preview of their show)
  • and Katy McKenzie

Plus, of course, all the park’s great rides and attractions will be there.

It’s going to be a fun day, so bring your family. Invite your friends. Tell your neighbors. Share it with your peeps and tweeps.

Thanks as always for your support, and hope to see you there!

Things You Can Do This 4th of July

So it’s the 4th of July weekend. And you’re looking for something to do other than see Terminator Genisys and imagine Matt Smith with his head in his hands saying “I left Doctor Who for THIS?” (Not that you were planning on doing that in the first place. I’ve just been looking for an excuse to use that joke.)

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The Hope of Art, Chapter 2

One of the highlights of last fall was being able to help out with Up in the Air, Monarch Academy‘s first art exhibit. The reception was a huge success, raising money and (much more importantly) awareness for the school’s awesome students.

So I’m thrilled to spread the word about their latest artventure.

Texas, Our Texas! opens on Sunday (February 22) at the Institute of Texan Cultures. This exhibit will spotlight the students’ visions of our state and all the different things that make up its culture, from slogans to symbols and so much in between.

There will be a reception with the artists on Sunday, April 12 (it’s also a free family day), and the exhibit will run through May 30. So I hope you’ll visit the Institute soon and see what Nikki‘s students have been up to. And of course I hope you’ll spread the word.

Thanks as always for your support, and hope to see you there!

And May Ron Stay Forever Young

A couple of years ago I was honored to be part of an all-star benefit extravaganza for my friend (and Nikki‘s uncle) Ron Young. Besides being a hell of a great guy, Ron is one of the most important names in the local music scene. As a singer/songwriter, and as a music journalist (which automatically makes him a historian as well), he’s been a part of this scene for a long, long time.

A few years ago, Ron was diagnosed with cancer, and so Forever Young was born as a fundraiser to help cover the costs of his treatment. The event was a huge success (raising over $10,000), and a big help to him.

Ron’s cancer-free now, which is an incredible blessing. But those costs are still around. So, tomorrow, from 2pm-10pm, Forever Young returns to Sam’s Burger Joint with another stellar lineup of performers:

Seriously, click on that poster to enlarge it, and just look at that lineup. You can’t miss a gathering like that. Or the raffle. Or the silent auction. Or the MCs: Chris Casseb, Steven O. Sellers, and Nikki Young. Or the cost of admission: only $10.

All of that said, I hope you can all come out to show your support for Ron. Even if you can’t, if you’d still like to help out, message me for the details.

Thank you as always for your support. Please share this post, share the poster, do whatever you can to spread the word.

Hope to see you tomorrow!