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GIANT Birdhouses Adorn the Botanical Garden Starting March 29


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Siclovia Heads to the South Side on


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iclovia is an established brand in the Alamo City, but it’s


venturing into new territory on March 30. That’s the date Siclovia will take its street party away from its familiar home on Broadway and move to San Antonio’s south side. The event, organized by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, offers people the chance to bike, jog, walk, skateboard and enjoy numerous activities on major streets normally occupied by vehicular traffic. This year’s March event starts at the intersection of South St. Mary’s Street and East Cesar Chavez Boulevard and continues down to Mission Concepcion along the San Antonio River. Participants will enjoy


activities and vendors at key stops, as well as Reclovias, areas featuring exercise demonstrations, scheduled group activities and free-form recreational activities such as hula hooping, sidewalk chalk art, street tennis, jump rope and soccer games.


Siclovia is a free, family-friendly event that begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. For more information visit www.siclovia.org.


here are few things more wonderful than spring in a garden filled with colorful


and creative birdhouses. Add the fact that birdhouses are giant, people-sized dwellings, and you have the makings of a family-friendly experience you’ll never forget!


The San Antonio Botanical Garden will help residents feel almost birdlike (minus wings, feathers and flight) starting March 29 with the display of six one-of- a-kind life-size birdhouses. The Birdhouse Exhibit is the latest partnership between the botanical garden and the San Antonio chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Past collaborations brought the Terrific Treehouses Exhibit in 2008 and the Playhouses and Forts Exhibit in 2010.


Out of 16 entries, six birdhouses were selected for construction and display.


March 30 Fun and Fit Event Hits the Streets of South St. Mary’s and East Cesar Chavez


They include the Eco Echo Dome, The Egg Nest, The Tree Birdhouse, The Purple Martin Gourd, the Baobab Family Birdhouse and The Cuckoo Bird Playhouse. The Birdhouse Exhibit continues through June 29 at the botanical garden. The exhibit is free for botanical garden members and is included in the cost of a daily garden admission.


More SA Botanical Garden Spring


Happenings – Don’t Miss These! n Spring Break Sand Sculpture Exhibit – March 7-23. Enjoy chalk art, a shell-dig sandbox, tide pool display, sand tracks (“Guess who’s been here!”), zen gardens and a scavenger hunt.


n Spring Break Camp – March 10-14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Children ages 9-12 will have activities, crafts and opportunities to explore the garden.


n Plant Sale – March 10-14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This is the first plant sale at the garden in 2014, so don’t miss it!


n Dog Days, Kites and Tails – March 22, 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bring your dog to the botanical garden. $5 donation per dog, in addition to regular garden admission.


For more information about the San Antonio Botanical Garden including all events, activities and daily exhibits, visit www.sabot.org or call 210-207-3250. The garden is located at 555 Funston, at N. New Braunfels Avenue.


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