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10th Annual Heart Gallery

Date(s): 11/12/2014

6:30 pm

Gallery 201 513 San Bernardo Ave
Today, almost 6, 596 children in Texas Foster Care are waiting for the right family to call their own. Each child is unique, but they all have one thing in common: they were all victims of abuse or neglect and now need new homes that are safe and nurturing. These children and teens often ask, “Why not me; why can’t I have a family?”

That’s why the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and its Child Protective Services (CPS) program are asking Texans “Why not you? Why not adopt?” Each November, during National Adoption Awareness Month, CPS’s Why Not Me? campaign spotlights children in state care who are waiting for adoption- especially older and minority children who tend to stay in state care longer.

This November there are many adoption ceremonies, match parties, and other events all across the state that focus attention on the plight of children waiting for permanent homes and normal lives. A lot of Texas adoption events happen around National Adoption Day, which falls on Nov. 22nd this year.

The annual Heart Gallery is a production of photographs of children who are legally free for adoption. Those photographs, along with each child’s special and unique story, will be unveiled Wednesday night, November 12th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Gallery 201 on 513 San Bernardo Ave. This year, our guest speaker will be the HONORABLE 341St DISTRICT COURT JUDGE BECKIE PALOMO. The gallery display is a project to help promote community awareness about the need for adoptive parents around the region and state.

Members of the media are invited to cover this event. Help us bring awareness to the community; your involvement will help us place adoption in the spotlight and help us reach families who may choose to adopt and help in finding these children a forever family.

Each of these adoptable children is looking to become a part of a loving family.
For more information on becoming an adoptive parent, please contact Claudia Canales-Esquivel, Adoption Preparation Supervisor at (956) 764-6046 or at (956) 286-7037.

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Featured Event

Art Exhibit

Date(s): 10/8/2014

7:00 pm

Gallery 201 513 San Bernardo Avenue
WHAT: Art Exhibit - Artwork of adults diagnosed with a mental or emotional disability who participate in the Shira De Llano Art in Health Program with Border Region Behavioral Health Center.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Gallery 201, 513 San Bernardo Avenue Laredo, Texas

The Shira De Llano Art in Health Program of Border Region Behavioral Health Center would like to invite the public to celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week and the culmination of a year of artwork produced by the participants in a reception for the 5th Annual Art Exhibit on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Gallery 201 on 513 San Bernardo Avenue from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The artwork exhibited has been produced by adults diagnosed with a mental or emotional disability treated at Border Region in a stress-free environment without any pressure of creating precise works of art. This modality allows the participants to communicate through line and color what they cannot express in words. The healing comes in the process of “doing” rather than what is “done.”

The Shira De Llano Art in Health Program aspires to enrich the lives of these individuals by encouraging self-expression and personal development. The final work takes on a whole new meaning to the participants who cannot believe they have created something so breathtaking and take pride in their creations.

Our goal is to break the stigma about mental illness by showing that beautiful pieces of art can be created by any person, even those who have never had artistic training and have difficulty with keeping up with daily living tasks. All artwork will be for sale to raise funds for the continuation of the program. Art calendars featuring select pieces from the art exhibit will also be available for purchase. Other donations are always welcome.

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Laredo BorderSlam presents SWSO Send Off

Date(s): 5/29/2014

7:00 pm

Laredo Little Theatre 4802 Thomas Ave, Laredo, TX
Laredo BorderSlam would like to invite you to spend an evening of music, art, and poetry with the LBS Team to wish them well as they prepare to compete against 24 teams from all over Texas, Arkansas, Louisana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

Enjoy the musical talents from indie band When We Meet at 7pm as they combine their gut-wrenching lyrics with melodic music. The tone of the classical cello, the guitar's sweet sound, and the countless instruments that come in and out in all the various songs makes When We Meet's set tragically beautiful.

The team will hit the stage at 8pm. Support AXL, Eli, Cosmo-Not Bob, Julia, and Miss B as they present their poetry for you on the Laredo LittleTheatre Stage. As these voices trade off lines in group poems or take your through a single emotional journey, you'll be engulfed in the story for those 3-minutes until the poet steps away from the mic.

Santo Vicio will close out the night at 9pm. This psychedelic jazz band takes classic jazz tunes and infuses them with reggae sounds to create a sound that can be appreciated by any ear. Their melody is carried by the saxophone and traded off between the keyboard and guitar creating a battle of call and response phrases that keep your tuned in.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!
Can you handle the heat??

$10 General Admission
Refreshments will be served
Raffle during the show
Winners must be preset

Tickets available at Laredo Little Theatre, Laredo BorderSlam, and Laredo Center for the Arts
Sponsored by
The Law Offices of Armando X. Lopez
America's Link Customs Services, Inc.
Blue Top
Laredo Little Theatre

**We do not sensor the nature of the poetry. Please be advised that contents of the poems may contain strong language and imagery.

For more information
Call (956) 723-1372
or visit our FB page
www.facebook.com/laredoborderslam
For more information
Call (956) 723-1372
or visit our FB page
www.facebook.com/laredoborderslam

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Laredo Urban Fest 2014

Date(s): 7/6/2014

3:00 pm

Laredo Energy Arena
tdK is proud to present the 5th Annual UrbanFest at the Laredo Energy Arena on Sunday, July 6th, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Presale tickets are $18 and $28 at the door (facility fee included, other fees may apply) and go on sale Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations including the LEA box office, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and select H-E-B Ticketmaster outlets.

A special BOGO (buy one ticket for $18, get another free) promotion will happen for one day only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.

The Urban Festival is the only event in Laredo that combines art and music. This unique event will includes live rock music, rap performances, break dancing, deejay mixes, skateboarding, live graffiti paintings, and local arts and crafts on display. It is aimed at highlighting local talent and uniting current trends. This event is for all ages.

“We encourage families to come out and see what the young adults are doing these days. We want to encourage them to follow their passion, whether it be skating, rockin’, rapping, deejaying, creating art, or break dancing,” said event organizer David Perez, a.k.a. DJ “toodope Dave.”

“UrbanFest is such a unique festival for all styles and tastes. We’re glad that tdK has chosen the arena to host this annual festival,” said Xavier Villalon, general manager of the SMG-managed Laredo Energy Arena.

We are deeply committed to spreading diversity and enhancing pride through entertainment. Our goal is to knock down barriers by bringing different groups together using major passion points such as music and art. We believe with this strategy, we can fight the battle against drugs and violence in our communities and create the best avenues for the young minds of Laredo.

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