An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
The Garden Tea Lounge (inside the Craftiques Mall)
2375 NW Military Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78231
Join us for a fun night of bowling and company at Bowl and Barrel. We have two lanes reserved, for 16 people. You don’t have to be good, you just have to be ready to have fun!
$6 SHOE RENTAL PER PERSON
Please bring cash to pitch in for the cost of the lanes: $60 split evenly between attendees.
Bowl & Barrel
17619 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 102
San Antonio, Texas 78257
Since our phones seem to always be the one thing we have with us on a hike I thought I’d reach out to Amy, who I took a similar class with last summer. My class was indoors but I thought having it while hiking would be fun. We’ll learn some techniques to utilize our phones more effectively for photos, take in a new park (for me anyway), and hopefully get some great sunset pictures to work our new skills on.
my began her online career ten years ago when she founded what eventually became Maker Mama Media. As a self-taught photographer and iPhonographer, she’s been able to:
Create an engaged organic audience of over 15K followers on her social channels
Regularly attract clients and book out her social media services, bringing in a consistent income each month
Have her work featured in Apartment Therapy, MAKE, Buzzfeed DIY, CRAFT, BlogHer, PBS Crafts for Kids, and Mother Earth Living
Partner with numerous brands including Martha Stewart Crafts, Athleta, HP, KIA, Nintendo, Lego, and Goodwill
Amy’s shared her phone photography tips with over 10,000 people both online and in live local workshops over the last three years. She wholeheartedly believes that with the right know-how and tools, you can take great photos, too.
In prepration for the class you can checkout Amy’s phone photography app guide on her webisite: https://www.makermama.com/freebies
4838 Old Pearsall Rd
San Antonio, TX 78242
May is most notable for being the turning point in the year where temperatures rise and a vast variety of flowers come into full bloom, letting the world break out into a riot of color. As such, May’s full moon has come to be known as the Full Flower Moon. The Anishnaabe tribe also called it the Blossom Moon. In Northern America, you can expect to see flowers such as bluebells, sundrops, violets, and so on, as well as lush greenery to go with the blossoms. The Apache and Lakota peoples named May’s full moon the Green Leaves Moon, while the Mohawk tribe called it the Big Leaf Moon. But there is one specific plant that’s very important during the May season - and it is, in fact, not a flower. Read more about May’s Full Moon at https://www.moongiant.com/fullmoon/may/
Please join us in celebrating this Full Flower Moon with a paddle on Boerne Lake. Boerne Lake is the perfect place for a chill paddle due to the fact that they don’t allow gas powered boats on the lake.
We’ll launch at about 6:30, watch the sun set, watch the moon rise, and paddle in its glow until about 9:30. This is when we’ll all need to head back to shore to return and pack up equipment. The park closes at 10PM.
Hill Country Paddle Sports has graciously agreed to make special arrangements to stay open for our private event. They only have about 10 kayaks (first of you to RSVP for them get them, the rest will have access to SUP (Stand Up Paddle boards) OR you can BYOB (Bring Your Own Board/Boat)! Please be sure to RSVP your TOTAL group number (friends and family are welcome).
Bring all the glow sticks! We had a great time with them last summer! Just be sure to pack up all that you bring with you, leave no trace must be practiced.
HEADLAMPS: Please ensure everyone in your party has a headlamp! This is a necessary safety measure.
$40.00/per boat/board rental (a $20 savings!)
Boerne City Lake Park
1 City Lake Road
Boerne, TX 78006
This month we’ve got something for everyone. We’ll be meeting at The Pearl. We’ll relax in the garden outside The Bottling Dept. (inside The Bottling Depot if it’s bad weather).
This adventure is perfect for getting to know your fellow or future adventure buddies. It’s gives us a chance to slow down and talk about adventures we want to try. It’s all about connecting before adventuring.
Social adventures can have an element of fear for some so know that you are in safe hands. We always have an environment of show up and be welcomed. Look for Bobbie with a WOA hoodie or t-shirt on.
See you soon!
Here is some info about what is inside The Bottling Dept. http://bottlingdept.com/
Bottling Department at The Pearl
312 Pearl Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78215
Expanding our definition of adventure by also expanding our food palate.
"When life feels like an uphill climb, take comfort in the fact that you're mooning everyone behind you." ~~ Maxine comic.
Bouldering 101 is a great introduction to the sport of climbing. This one hour class will cover bouldering basics, climbing warm ups, and the basic techniques to get you climbing smoothly, safely and confidently on the walls. After a brief intro and warm up, the small group class will move around the gym trying different problems, with an AB instructor offering guidance on balance, footwork and problem solving.
$25.00 w/ gear (shoes & chalk)
PayPal search for Jenny@womenonadventures.com,
Select "sending to a friend" to help us avoid additional fees and keep member cost down.
You guys paying through PayPal will allow me to have all funds and to pay for us all at once and reduce the time at check-in (I hope). Make sure and put the event name and TX in the notes so Jenny knows it's for us!
Please take the time to sign the AB waiver online prior to the adventure date, this will help to speed up the check in process: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5b1eea618ba7f/web/
1119 Camden St
San Antonio, TX 78215
There's no better way to explore the Hill Country than on horseback.