Out and About



Please see the Pleasanton Express “Holiday Go and Giving” page in the Living section, for details on Blue Santa events, Santa visits, toy drives, food drives and other outreaches for those in need. You will also find a listing of fun holiday and religious Christmas events for the whole family.

Gypsy Moon Market Good Vibes Vendor’s Market Day on Nov. 30

This Saturday, Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday.

It will be the perfect day to join Gypsy Moon Market, at 107 S. Reed St. in Pleasanton, for the first ever “Good Vibes Vendor’s Market Day.”

Stop by from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for local vendors, food, artists and small business owners.

The event will also mark Gypsy Moon Market’s ribbon cutting with the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. Bring the whole family and come catch some good vibes shopping local in beautiful downtown Pleasanton!

Vendors are reminded to pick up their city vendor permits, space is still available.

Ham Jam on Nov. 30

The City of Pleasanton and The Navigators are teaming up for the first ever Ham Jam Under the Lights on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Join them at the Pleasanton River Park, starting at 5 p.m. The purpose of the event is to provide a fun time with a little competition, as well as to generate community interest in the skaters with an eye to the future addition to the skate park. Bob Byrd will also share the journey and how they have arrived where they are now.

This will mark the first Skate Jam event held in the city’s new skate park!

Extra Special People to meet at St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church senior club, Extra Special People, will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11:30 a.m. for their monthly covered dish luncheon. They will meet at the St. Anthony Building.

The day’s activity will be making wreaths. Please bring your wreath and supplies. They will also enjoy singing from the Our Lady of Grace Carolers.

All persons 55-years-old and older are invited. They hope to see you there.

Longhorn Museum Society to host Potluck Supper & Meeting Dec. 3

The Longhorn Museum Society will hold its annual December meeting and Potluck Supper on Tuesday, December 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. at the museum. Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Visitors are always welcome!

Entrepreneur and Business Start-up Workshop

The City of Pleasanton and EMC Strategy Group, LLC will hold an Entrepreneur and Business Start-up Workshop on Dec. 5, at Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton, from 12-1 p.m.

Workshop topics will include registration through the Internal Revenue Service, Texas Secretary of State, Texas Comptroller’s Office, Systems for Award Management (SAM), and Dun & Bradstreet DUNS Number. These registrations are required when seeking local, state and federal procurement opportunities.

The City of Pleasanton and EMC Strategy Group are also offering free business mentoring services to Pleasanton residents, which include business plan development, budget and finance, marketing and branding and assistance in seeking working capital through SBA approved lenders.

Please contact janice. gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com or call 210-960- 4340, ext. 102 to register for the workshop.

Purse with a Purpose at Begin Again Thrift Store

In the season of giving, the public is invited to give to the Safer Path women in shelter.

On Sunday, Dec. 8, stop by the Begin Again Thrift Store with your donation, for Purse with a Purpose from 3-5 p.m. You can also enjoy free drinks and appetizers!

Begin Again Thrift Store is located at 201 N. Main St. in Pleasanton.

The event is being hosted by Safer Path Family Violence Shelter. Help them bring joy to these survivors by donating a purse, beauty products, stationary, gift cards, inspirational books or jewelry. With your donation, we can help make the holidays special.

Blood Drive Battle

The community is invited to join local Rotarians Rusty Garvin and Michele Higginbotham in a little friendly competition, all for a great cause! The two challenge the public to take part in the Blood Drive Battle, Jourdanton Rotary Club/Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce vs. the Pleasanton Rotary Club.

The town who gets the most pints of blood donated wins.

The Pleasanton Rotary Club blood drive is set for Thursday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main St. in Pleasanton. The Jourdanton Rotary Club/ Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce blood drive will follow on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jourdanton Community Center/Library, 1101 Campbell Ave.

Donors at both events will receive a free H-E-B gift card. All presenting donors at both events, whether you end up being able to donate or not, will be entered into a raffle prize drawing.

Local art students are currently designing a traveling award for the winner. The artwork will be on display at the blood drives and donors can vote on their favorite poster. After the winner is selected in each city, an overall winner will be named.

For questions on the Pleasanton event, contact Rusty Garvin at 830-569- 5561. For questions on the Jourdanton event, contact Michele Higginbotham at 830-769-2172.

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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