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Upcoming San Antonio events include TEDx and Fiesta at OLLU 

An enthusiastic group of people met last week to kick-off the 3rd annual TEDx San Antonio

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event being held on October 13, 2012 at Trinity University.  TEDx is an independent "talk" event inspired by TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. This year's theme is "Be Bold." And, "bold" certainly describes the group of community collaborators who founded the TEDx San Antonio talks in 2010 Todd O'Neill, Susan Price, Debbie Curtis, Donna Tuttle and George Riley.

"Flying by the seat of their pants," the organizers took an idea and made it a rousing success. San Antonio's TEDx event is growing and evolving, demonstrating San Antonio can compete handily with other thinkers and doers, artists and innovators. "TEDx is a platform for the world to learn how cool San Antonio really is," said O'Neill.

Check out the TEDx San Antonio website is you're interested in being a volunteer or becoming a sponsor.

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Fiesta comes to Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) on April 22 at The Best of the West--celebrating small businesses and culture of the Westside.

There will be food, family friendly activities, and music from bands such as Ernie Garibay and Cats Don't Sleep, Conjunto Babiz and I Ching Gatos.

Be sure to check out the Spare Parts booth when you are there. Mary Cantu and her fledgling organization promote the creative re-use of what seems like throw-away stuff, for K-12 art teachers and community art projects. Demonstrations are from 1:00-5:00pm. I'll be telling more about Spare Parts in the next blog.

Times for the event are 11:00am-6:00pm. Visit their website for details. Proceeds go to OLLU scholarships.

San Antonio activist and nonprofit veteran Laura Carter believes in enabling the community to work from the heart, not just the wallet. During her time at the San Antonio Area Foundation, Laura implemented new technology, managing website design and content for all published materials. She introduced multimedia and social media into the communications plan, increasing the community's participation in the Foundation's programs. She is now Communications Director at Providence Catholic School. Follow @lauracarter @provetnewsflash or visit A Small Blog

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