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Check out the monthly tournaments on the 1st Saturday of every month at What’s Brewing. | Photo by @alamocitypinball
Whether you just moved to the 210 or have been here all your life, it might seem hard to meet new people. Our suggestions are based on finding new friends through your passions and interests — so even if you don’t meet your BFFL (best friend for life), you’ll still likely have a good time.

While we know you have our trusty SATXtoday event calendar to help you connect with the community and learn new things, we want to help you branch out a little with these local groups and events to find your next clique.

The website Meetup can be a useful tool to find local groups. In San Antonio, there are groups for different interests — cinema, running, model train building, and coffee — as well as identity groups like organizations for women.

For the plant parents

Person cleaning up a river bank with Trash For Change.

Make friends through sustainable efforts with Trash for Change as you help cleanup public water spaces.

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Photo by Trash for Change.

Native Plant Society - San Antonio Chapter | 8400 NW Military Hwy. + virtual | Every fourth Tuesday each month
Meetings are free and open to the public and promote the research, conservation, and utilization of native plants of Texas through education and outreach.

Trash for Change | Various locations, dates + times
Get your hands dirty for a good cause by joining this local group. Its mission is to keep our public spaces clean through community trash collection days.

For the bookworm

Three books in front of an art wall at Nowhere Bookshop.

Bring your favorite novel to Nowhere Bookshop for its monthly No Pressure Book Club meetings.

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Photo by SATXtoday

Silent Book Club San Antonio | Various locations, dates + times
If you’re looking for a moment of peace and quiet with your new literary obsession, look no further than this silent reading group. Check out its summer schedule.

No Pressure Book Club | 5154 Broadway | Last Wednesday of every month, 6-8 p.m.
Want to talk about a book you’ve read, want to read, or just your favorite author? Here, you’ll meet your next bookish friends without the pressure of reading a monthly book.
 
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How do you make friends in the city?

A. Joining local groups
B. Throwing dinner parties
C. Attending events
D. Social media
 
 
Events
 
Wednesday, July 10
  • Shady Characters in the Garden | Wednesday, July 10 | 10-11 a.m. | Rainbow Gardens Bandera, 8516 Bandera Rd., San Antonio | Free | Learn about the unique requirements for shade plants, including shade levels, soil conditions, and microclimates.
  • Sparkles & Sunsets San Antonio | Wednesday, July 10 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen, 103 E. Jones Ave., San Antonio | $7-$17 | Dress in sunset colors and learn about new hair + skincare products with live demos.
  • Black Swan Yoga | Wednesday, July 10 | 7-8 p.m. | Historic Pearl, 312 Pearl Pkwy., San Antonio | Free | Bring your mat and good energy for a midweek stretch session.
Thursday, July 11
  • Stop and Stay Awhile: Building Habitat to Benefit Migratory Birds | Thursday, July 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | $35 | Let your bird knowledge take flight with a webinar discussing how to build sustainable bird habitats.
  • Open House | Thursday, July 11 | 5-8 p.m. | Commander’s House, 622 S. Flores St., San Antonio | Free | Explore the Commander’s House Adult & Senior Center featuring program offerings, music, games, and more.
  • SLOW PIZZA | Thursday, July 11 | 6 p.m. | SA Yacht Club, 310 W. Grayson St., San Antonio | Free | Take it slow with this motor club by purchasing a slice of pizza and checking out the local car scene.
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News Notes
 
Closed
  • Capparelli’s Thousand Oaks location has closed. According to a sign posted on its front door, the restaurant thanked its customers by saying, “We treasure the shared experiences with you and appreciate your patronage greatly.” Its original location at 2524 N. Main Ave. is still open. (MySA)
Announced
  • The San Antonio River Foundation and SAY Sí announced that local artist Manuel Davila has been selected as the featured artist for their Chicanx Month project. Davila will work on an art installation throughout summer, and be celebrated with a free event at SAY Sí on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Plan Ahead
Festival
  • Collective Care Fest is happening on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Brick at Blue Star. This community-oriented event will feature local artists, bands, poetry, workshops, zines, and mural painting. Tickets are $15 at the door or pay-what-you-can.
Community
  • A new accessible playground opened on the city’s south side. The park was designed using community and children feedback. Plus, with the help of H-E-B Partner Volunteers, the new play area was built in a day. You can visit Arnold Park at 1011 Gillette Blvd.
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    Finance
    • Did you know you could finance your fixer-upper with home equity? You could get up to $50K with a HELOC — calculate your payment.*
       
       
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      ☀️ New trend alert
      SATXtoday: San Antonio downtown
      With the San Antonio summer in, we’re leaving some “outs” in the spring. | Photo by City of San Antonio
      We know you’re trendy because you read SATXtoday, so you naturally know what’s happening in the Alamo City every day. Starting a new season may feel like shedding a new skin — or in the case of San Antonians, the skin is sizzled off from the sun.

      Last week, we passed the mic, and asked what are your San Antonio ins + outs for you this summer? Here’s what you said:

      Reader Letty D. says that, “flip flops are in and sweaters out.” We cannot agree more.

      onelifetimelater commented: “In: SATXtoday.” You’re going to make us blush.

      Another Instagram user added: “In: Swimming pools and jerseys. Out: Outdoor seating”

      The Traveling Robinsons say their “in” is “trying different date night spots around the city.” Lucky for y’all, we have the perfect guide for the occasion.
       
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      I’m planning on going to Digital Pro Lab’s Drop & Swap event on Sunday, July 21. I’ll be printing a few of my favorite photos to leave around the Make Ready Market. If you’re interested in grabbing a print, swing on by.
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