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FBC Charlotte Fall Fest

First Baptist Church in Charlotte will host their Fall Festival this Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free to everyone and will take place at the church’s parking lot.

Local families are invited to enjoy free games, candy, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy and a free jumping castle.

City of Poteet Children’s Halloween Costume 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.

Trunk or Treat at Pleasanton Church of Christ

Pleasanton Church of Christ in Pleasanton invites the community to its Trunk or Treat event on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the church parking lot.

Come on out for apple bobbing, face painting, crafts, Pumpkin Tic-Tac- Toe, cupcake walk, “Fall” Corn Hole, fishing booth, picture booth, mystery box booth and hayrides!

Pleasanton Church of Christ is located at 1003 N. Main St.

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!

Benefit Dinner & Bake Sale for Baby Alex Nov. 2

This Saturday, Nov. 2, a Benefit Dinner and Bake Sale will take place for Baby Alex, who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect.

Stop by El Castillo Restaurant, 301 N. Main in Pleasanton, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for carne guisada, rice, beans and a tortilla. Plates are pre-sale and pick-up only.

Black Hill Community & Grange Turkey Dinner

The Black Hill Community and Grange are hosting their annual Turkey Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Black Hill Community Building.

Everyone is invited to come enjoy home-baked turkey and dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, and dessert. Black Hill 4-H members will join the fundraiser by helping at the dinner as well as conducting a raffle in support of their club.

If you’re new to the area, you can reach the Black Hill Community Building by driving east on Hwy 97 toward Floresville approximately 12 miles from Pleasanton; turn right on FM 478; the building is 2-1/2 miles down FM 478 on the left.

Proceeds from the dinner go toward building maintenance and improvements, as well as donations to local organizations.

Senior Fun Day Nov. 4

The next Senior Fun Day will be Monday, Nov. 4 at the Pleasanton Civic Center at 10 a.m. Come on by and enjoy a card game.

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.

Municipal Courts Week

Charlotte Municipal Court is proud to announce a Municipal Courts Week celebration from Nov. 4-7, at the court, located at 52 E Hindes. The event will run from 1:30- 4:30 p.m.

Municipal Courts Week is a week, prescribed by the 86th Texas Legislature in House Resolution 1658, dedicated to appreciating the contributions that Texas municipal courts make to the safety and well-being of our communities.

All are welcome to attend this free event! There will be information from organizations such as the Charlotte Municipal Court, AACOG and many more! Charlotte Municipal Court Judge will be available to answer questions about the court’s role in the community. They will also be giving away free traffic safety materials and other goodies!

Extra Special Persons upcoming meeting

Please join the group Extra Special Persons for their covered dish luncheon and social on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. They will meet in the St. Anthony Building at St. Andrew and welcome any new members.

Dues are $1 per meeting and will be used as supplies are needed for meals. The November social will consist of word games to exercise your brain and setting up craft items which will be on sale to the public on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come by and select your Christmas gifts and decor for your home.

They would also like to thank those persons who donated material, scissors, needles, threads, ribbons, jewelry making supplies, etc. They were very much needed and appreciated. Items made were more than 100 count. Variety such as aprons with matching oven mitts, table runners, placemet sets, holiday banners and various pillow sizes and colors will be available. Join them for an afternoon of fun and games. Hope to see you there!

Jeff S. Bray book signing to benefit Jourdanton ISD 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 item 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.

Read for the Record

Join the Poteet Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 7 as they Read for the Record to support early literacy for every child. At 4 p.m. the library will present a reading of, “Thank You, Omu!” by Oge Mora.

PHS Project Grad benefit

The Pleasanton High School Class of 2020 Project Graduation will hold a Rummage Sale on Nov. 9 at Dowdy’s Real Estate from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anyone wanting to donate can bring items on Nov. 7 from 4:30-6 p.m. to the Main Street entrance of Dowdy’s.

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 and it will follow the same route at the Cowboy Gallop. Walkers will go to the .5 mile mark and then go back to the starting line.

There will also be music, food trucks, adoptions, photo booth ops, bounce house, obstacle course and dog activities. Some of the organizations that will be present are: Pleasanton Animal Clinic, DPS K9 Unit, Atascosa County Animal Control, Atascosa Animal Allies, Gizmo’s Gift, Jourdanton PD K9 Unit and Spay Neuter Assistance Program. Pastor Johnny Arrington from the Methodist Church will be there for the blessing of the animals.

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.

Christine Homecoming

Calf ropers, crafters and county and area residents are all invited to take part in the 59th annual Christine Homecoming turkey dinner and celebration Sunday, Nov. 10. The event will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church Hall in Christine.

Everyone is invited to share in the celebration, which serves as a fundraiser for community projects and has offered past and present residents a chance to renew ties with family, friends and classmates since the 1960s.

Crafters and artisans who would like to donate handmade items large or small to the silent auction or bazaar should contact Amanda Stockhorst for details at 830-570-1924. Last year’s proceeds provided $500 scholarships to each of six Christine-area college students. Over the past six years, the fund has contributed $36,300 to local students furthering their education.

This year’s reunion will feature crafts, a silent auction and a raffle featuring a colorful quilt created by Christine native Lovona Howard. Entertainment will include a roping in the community arena, weather permitting. Roping books open at 11:30 a.m. with draw at 12:30. Ropers can contact Marissa Johnson at 850- 398-2225 for additional roping information.

Mark your calendars now to come home to Christine. Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. All plates are $10 and include turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, including drinks and dessert.

Leming Baptist Homecoming Nov. 10

Leming Baptist Church will host a Homecoming on Nov. 10, for all past, present, members and visitors and pastors that have served there.

The church was established in 1913. Event organizers are in search of any information, names, weddings, funeral, baptisms, Bible studies, letters, pictures, visits, cards, activities of any kind that you would like to share. Addresses would also be of great help.

If you have anything to share, please send to: Leming Baptist Church, PO Box 293, Leming, Texas, 78050. You may also contact Mindy at 210-621-4325 or Mary at 210-296-7357.

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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