Magnificent May!

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Hi, everybody! I hope that you had a fabulous month of May. I dedicate this month’s blog to my mother that’s always there for me, and to all of the mothers of the world.

The Arc of San Antonio and I would like to congratulate Ms. Pam S. (The Arc’s Director of the Community Outreach Program) on the birth of her (seven pounds and eleven ounces) grandson named Tate.

 

Baby Tate was born to Ms. Pam’s daughter, Lyndsey on Sunday, April We welcomed Baby Tate into our Arc family with open arms. 

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, The Arc classrooms went on outings to the El Meracdo-Market Square in downtown San Antonio. Visitors browse through 32 shops at “El Mercado,” and 80 specialty shops in the Farmers Market Plaza.  I love all of colorful and unique arts and crafts. I also love being a part of a city with such a creative heart.

On Tuesday, May 2nd, the other Arc Participants and I and Staff Members celebrated the 77th anniversary of the creation of the DC comic book superhero character named Batman. We learned that Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 on May 1st, 1939. They also learned about the “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” film.   It features the DC Comics characters, Batman and Superman. Directed by Zack Snyder and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is a follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel and is the second installment in the DC Extended Universe. On Easter Sunday of this year, my mom took me to the Palladium Movie Theater, so I could see the original Batmobile from the 1966 to 1968 television show, starring Adam West.

I have always been a Batman fan, since I was a little girl. I think that I ended up liking the character of Batman was partly because of the late singer, Prince’s music in the 1989 movie directed by Tim Burton. Prince was one of my favorite singers and he adored wearing the color purple like I do.

On Wednesday, May 4th, the other Arc Participants and I and Staff Members commemorated Intergalactic Star Wars Day.  May 4th is considered to be a holiday by the Star Wars fans to celebrate Star Wars culture, books, and films, which started in 1977 directed by George Lucas. The date of May 4th has been chosen by fans around the world to correspond to the Jedi motto “May the Force (be with you.) The phrase used to wish luck or good will, generally when individuals parted ways or the object of the expression was facing some sort of challenge. We also made masks of our favorite Star Wars characters. With the help of my friend, I wore a mask of my favorite Star Wars character, Yoda, wise and all knowing. My favorite movie in the film series is, “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” As a writer, I love knowing the backstory of Darth Vader.

During the month of May, some of the Arc Participants and I and the Staff Members wore red clothes or handmade red noses to support the Red Nose Day Campaign and Charity.

The Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The money raised for the Red Nose Day Fund in 2016 will go to charities working on the ground to deliver the basic needs of kids living in poverty. The very first Red Nose Day Fundraiser Event was held in the United States on Thursday, May 26th. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness, The Mars Candy Company (that makes M&M Candies) is a partner in the Red Nose Campaign. The day’s events culminated in a two-hour entertainment T.V. special on the NBC Channel featured the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars.

 If you would like to have more information on The Red Nose Campaign, please feel free to go to: www.rednoseday.org

We were very happy to support this helpful and hilarious day.

I am so very thankful to have my mom in my life. I love her so much!

I hope that you and your family had a great Mother’s Day and a wonderful start to your summer season and May the fourth be with you.

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