Celebrations to begin a new school year, a festival of short films by local filmmakers and a Culinaria fundraiser are among special events happening around San Antonio the second weekend of August.

Aug. 12

Cornerstone Christian Schools holds a Rock the Block party, inviting community members to help celebrate a new school year with inflatables, water games, kickball, dodgeball and basketball, food trucks and more. 7-9 p.m. Free admission. 17702 NW Military Hwy., San Antonio. 210-979-9203. www.sa-ccs.org/RocktheBlock

Aug. 13

Stone Oak Pop-Up Market will have dozens of local artisans, farmers, ranchers and vendors offering handmade foods and products. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. 14355 Blanco Road, San Antonio. www.facebook.com/people/Stone-Oak-Pop-Up-Market/100065426081731/

Aug. 13-27

San Antonio Restaurant Weeks consists of nearly 100 San Antonio-area restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe menus with to-go options at select eateries. Participating restaurants offer limited, special menus during their respective business hours through Aug. 27. Prices: $20-$30 lunch, $35-$55 dinner. Restaurants vary, see website for details. Some proceeds benefit Culinaria, a local nonprofit that fosters culinary education and promotes San Antonio as a wine and food destination. www.culinariasa.org

Aug. 15

The city of San Antonio will have a town hall at the Northeast Service Center on its proposed fiscal year 2022-23 budget. Residents unable to attend in person may watch a livestream or television broadcast of the town hall or listen in via telephone. Several other town halls on the budget are planned citywide. 7 p.m. Free. Northeast Service Center, 10303 Tool Yard Drive, San Antonio. www.sanantonio.gov/budget

Aug. 16

Northside ISD will have a job fair, seeking to fill about 300 positions including bus drivers, food service workers, food service manager trainees, police officers, custodians and maintenance workers. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road, San Antonio. www.nisd.net/news/nisd-auxiliary-job-fair-be-held-aug-16

Aug. 16

Tech Port Arena will host a 48-Hour Film Project screening of 27 short films produced by local filmmakers over a 48-hour period the previous weekend. The films will be screened and judged by celebrity judges to determine which film will be invited to screen at the international Filmapalooza in Washington, D.C. This event includes a red carpet VIP reception. 5-10 p.m. $15. 3331 General Hudnell Drive, San Antonio. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/PORT/5529369

Aug. 17

Johnson High School community members are invited to Meet the Jags and get to know JHS students participating in athletics, spirit programs, fine arts, ROTC, clubs and organizations in the new school year. Preordered dinner served at 5:30 p.m., pep rally begins at 7 p.m. 12009 Jones Maltsberger Road, San Antonio. www.facebook.com/claudiataylor.johnson.9

Aug. 18

Single Professionals Network, a friendship group for singles age 55 and older, meets for conversation, libations and food. 5-7 p.m. Free admission. Vallarta Grill, 14814 Jones Maltsberger Road, San Antonio. https://spn-sa.org