Out and About



Shine a Light on Domestic Violence Vigil Oct. 24

Safer Path Family Violence Shelter welcomes you to a candlelight vigil to Shine a Light on Domestic Violence, on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Atascosa County Courthouse.

Join them, along with community leaders, law enforcement, business owners, organizations and members of the community. Domestic violence is not only a crime within a family- it is also a crime against our community.

Safer Path hopes you will join them to bring domestic violence out of the shadows.

Trunk or Treat at Hosanna Baptist on Oct. 24

On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Poteet Police Department will host Trunk or Treat from 6:30-8 p.m. Please note that this year there is a location change to Hosanna Baptist Church in Poteet.

If your organization or business would like to participate, please email Jennifer Hickman at poteetpoliceassociation@yahoo.com to sign up and for more details.

Marketing Workshop This Friday



The City of Pleasanton and EMC Strategy Group will hold a Business Marketing Workshop on Oct. 25, from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

EMC President and CEO Ernie Gonzalez will lead the workshop and share marketing strategies aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits grow through brand awareness using social media, websites, and print media.

Gonzalez has served in numerous public affairs and marketing positions in the public and private sector throughout his 25-year professional career.

EMC has several workshops scheduled through the end of the year. EMC is also providing free consulting services to any Pleasanton business for start-up and marketing strategies.

Please email janice.gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com or call 210-960-4340, ext. 102 to register for the workshop and schedule a consulting appointment.

Jourdanton Rotary Homecoming Pregame Dinner

The Jourdanton Rotary Club will host their annual Homecoming Pregame Dinner on Friday, Oct. 25 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Jourdanton Early Childhood Center (ECC) Cafeteria.



Many Jourdanton alumni gather here before the game to reminisce and reconnect. They will serve an enchilada meal for only $8 with all profits to benefit the Jourdanton Community Scholarship Fund. Desserts will be available for purchase as well.

For tickets please see any Jourdanton Rotary representative or call/text 830-534-9390 .

Unspoken at Poteet Music Pavilion and Grill Oct. 25

Harvest Time Fellowship and Poteet Music Pavilion and Grill will present Unspoken, Stars Go Dim and Caitie Hurst on Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are on sale at eventbrite.com and at the Poteet Music Pavilion and Grill.

General admission is $20 and VIP/Meet and Greet is $40. Buy your tickets today. Gates for General Admission open at 6 p.m. while gates for VIP admission open at 5:15 p.m. The Meet and Greet is at 5:30 p.m.

Poteet Music Pavilion and Grill is located at 9125 N. State Hwy 16.



Book signing with Holly Castillo on Oct. 26

Pleasanton author Holly Castillo released her book “A SEAL Never Quits,” this past summer. It is the first book in Castillo’s thrilling romantic suspense series about Navy SEALs.

The public is invited to a book signing at the Barnes & Noble at The Shops at La Cantera in San Antonio, on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Castillo will be joined by other authors for a special Q&A session. Castillo looks forward to discussing how they get their ideas, why they write and more.

Peace for the Pieces Costume Party Oct. 26

Special needs children and teens and their immediate families are invited to the Peace for the Pieces Friday Social Group Costume Party, this Saturday, Oct. 26.

Join them for Halloween fun, at Lone Star Lodge, 4848 Granato Rd. in Poteet, from 6:30-10 p.m. Hats off to Lone Star Lodge for donating use of the venue and to Lillian Cashmer for the music. There will also be food and a costume contest.



Donations are welcome for food and decorations. Volunteers are also sought for 3 p.m. on the day of the event. For details, please contact 830-570- 2782.

Longhorn Museum Society Benefit Dinner Oct. 26

It’s that time again! The Longhorn Museum Society will hold its Annual Benefit Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Pleasanton Civic Center. All proceeds go to promote and support the needs of the museum and provides funds for two college scholarships each year.

A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. While checking out the auction items, hors ‘doeuvres, punch and Sangria will be available. Entertainment will be provided by the Solis Brothers from Castroville.

The steak dinner, with all the trimmings, will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the museum, 830-569-6313, from museum board members or by calling Millie Kvapil at 830-569-2818. Contact the museum if you have an item to donate to the silent auction.



Guest speaker for the dinner will be Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall, who will share his unusual experiences during his career as a Texas DPS trooper.

St. Andrew Catholic Church Turkey Dinner

The parishioners at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton have been busy preparing for their annual event, so make plans to join them for a delicious turkey dinner this Sunday, Oct. 27.

The meal is $10 per plate. Serving starts at 11 a.m.

The big meal is available to eat at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall or to take home. Church members will be serving up a complete meal, including delicious pit-cooked turkey, with dressing and all the trimmings. This includes dessert and tea.

Just like in past years, they will be serving meals inside the hall and at the convenient drive-thru lane on Market Street.

There will also be Turkey Bingo from 1 to 5 p.m. and a silent auction

Also, be sure to get tickets for the Super Raffle drawing. Tickets are $2 each. There are many prizes you can win.



Fall Festival Oct. 27 at Pleasanton River Park

The annual communitywide Fall Festival will be another great night of free games, candy and fun. Admission is free.

Once again, local churches and organizations have partnered with the City of Pleasanton for the fall festival on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park.

Join them for live music, delicious free food and drinks, inflatable slides and hayrides!

Joe Rudy Alvarado Foundation Memorial

The Joe Rudy Alvarado Foundation will host a memorial/fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Jourdanton Park from 3-6 p.m. They will be raffling off a basket full of goodies and will be selling antibully T-shirts. Come enjoy hot dogs, drinks and chips for $5.

There will be a bounce house, music and a day of fun to get out and enjoy time with your family and remember Joe Rudy. Event organizers are asking that everyone try to wear blue this day.

We don’t ever want to forget what bullying can lead up to, so help us in not forgetting and stand up against bullying.

Charlotte cemetery mtg.

The City of Charlotte will hold their annual meeting for the Community Cemetery of Charlotte on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Charlotte Fire Station.

The city is hoping to seek suggestions on how to improve their cemetery.

Senior Fun Day Oct. 28

The next Senior Fun Day will be Monday, Oct. 28 at the Pleasanton Civic Center at 10 a.m. With Halloween soon approaching, the activity will be pumpkin decorating. Please bring your own pumpkin to paint.

Senior Days are free and sponsored by the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and the Pleasanton Express. The events are hosted by Dana Selby.

Local senior citizens (50 or older) are invited to the free, weekly Senior Days at the Pleasanton Civic Center each Monday.

City of Poteet Children’s Halloween Contest

Calling all ghosts, goblins and witches! The City of Poteet will be handing out candy at the city offices on Halloween between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

This includes the city hall, police department and public library. The library will have some fun activities for the little ones. When you stop by the library you have a chance to win a prize for best costume. Several prizes will be given out. Don’t miss out on a safe place to trick or treat and possibly win a prize!

Cowboy Fellowship Fall Festival on Oct. 31

Get ready for the Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Cowboy Fellowship.

Many local clubs and civic organizations will have game and activity booths. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and will include a variety of games for all ages. There will be fishing booths, trash toss, face painting, ring toss, a photo area, Plinko and the rock wall to climb.

Special areas for toddlers and small children will be available. Professional fireworks will begin at 8 p.m. Wear a familyfriendly costume or come as you are for a fun and safe place to celebrate the fall season.

There will be tons and tons of candy given away all night long. Candy and prizes will be available at every booth. Participants will be eligible for other prizes by visiting the four presentations during the evening. Family passes to area theme parks, gift cards and other items will be given away in a drawing after the festival.

Mark your calendar now for Oct. 31 and plan to be part of the fun and entertainment at the Fall Festival. For more information, contact www.cowboyfellowship.org and see the ad in this week’s Pleasanton Express .

Trunk or Treat at Trinity Baptist Church

On Halloween, Oct. 31, Trinity Baptist Church in Pleasanton will host Trunk or Treat from 6-8 p.m. at their parking lot. The public is invited.

The church is located at 1219 N. Bryant St. in Pleasanton, across the street from Sherry’s gas station.

Bring your children by for a fun and safe trickor treating experience on Halloween!

Book signing with local author Jeff S. Bray to benefit JISD Food Locker

On Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6-8 p.m. the Jourdanton Community Library will welcome local author, Jeff S. Bray for a book signing. The event will benefit the Jourdanton ISD Food Locker.

The first 50 kids to donate a nonperishable food items will receive a free signed copy of “Elissa the Curious Snail.”

Donations requested are nonperishable, single serve items that are easily prepped and can be discreetly carried home in their backpack.

Copies of each book will be available for purchase at the event. You can pre-purchase copies of Jeff’s books on Amazon or through his author page on Facebook, Jeff S. Bray.

Candidate Filing Party

Saturday, Nov. 9 is the first day that local candidates (except Precinct Chairs) can file for a place on the March 3, 2020 Primary ballot.

To assist candidates in filing their ballot applications, the Republican Party of Atascosa County is hosting a Filing Party from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Cancun Restaurant, at 1411 Jiffy Blvd in Jourdanton on Saturday, Nov 9.

Amanda Beltran from the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has graciously agreed to be available to notarize applications. Checks for filing fees should be made payable to the Atascosa County Republican Party or ACRP. Hope to see you there. The last day to file for a place on the ballot is Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

Paws For A Cause

The public is invited to Paws For a Cause on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Pleasanton River Park.

Join Safer Path Family Violence Shelter and the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department as they raise awareness on dog health and safety, as well as the relationship between pet abuse and domestic violence.

The schedule includes:

9-10 a.m. 5 K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk.

10-10:30 a.m. Awards for Run

10:30-11 a.m. Dog Show

11-11:30 a.m. Dog Show Awards

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dog Obstacle Course Opens

If you wish to register for the 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk or Dog Costume Contest, please email tgarza@pleasantontx.gov or call 830-569-5904.

You will be able to sign up for the run/walk the day of the event. The run/ walk is completely free.

There will also be music, food trucks, adoptions, photo booth ops, bounce house, obstacle course and dog activities.

Please note that all owners that plan on bringing their dog to this event, must provide a copy of your pet’s rabies vaccine certificate. Preregistration for the event guarantees you a free T-shirt.

TO FEATURE an event in Out and About, email Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569- 6130 or 830-569-4967.

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