Out and About



Coat drive at CAM

Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) is collecting coats and jackets, as there is a big need for them in our community. All ages and sizes of jackets are needed.

You can drop off these items at CAM, 500 Ave. H in Poteet (across from Tuttle Motors), Monday- Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. After 12 p.m. you may drop them off at the Poteet Library.

Senior Day Jan. 13

Local senior citizens (50 or older) are invited to the next Senior Fun Day on Monday, Jan. 13 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. The activity will be picture painting, starting at 10 a.m.

Senior Fun Day will not be held Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but will resume Jan. 27 with card games, Uno and 31.

Senior Days are a free, weekly event sponsored by the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and the Pleasanton Express. The events are hosted by Dana Selby and sponsored by Pleasanton Parks & Rec and the Pleasanton Express.

Charlotte Public Library programs underway

Winter programs at the Charlotte Public Library are set to begin Jan. 14 and run through March 6. Please note there will not be any programs offered on Mondays.

Tuesday: Pre-Kinder: Wild and Wooly Club 2:45- 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday: Coding Club, boys and girls 4th- 6th grade, 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Thursday: Tiny Trojans Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m.

Thursday: K-3rd grade: Wild and Wooly Club, 3:45- 4:15 p.m.

Friday: Teens, 13 and up: Teen Manga and Anime Club, 3:45-4:30 p.m.

All programs are free of charge, unless otherwise specified.

You can contact librarian Mrs. Marianne McGinnis at charlottelibrary16@gmail.com or call 830-277- 1212.

Dyslexia Parent Training at PISD

Parents are invited to please join Pleasanton ISD, as they host Dyslexia Parent Training on Thursday, Jan. 16. The session will take place from 6-7 p.m. at the Pleasanton ISD Training Center, 1280 Jolly St., next door to Pleasanton Junior High School.

In this training you will learn from Education Service Center Region 20’s dyslexia specialist what dyslexia is and how to support your child if he or she has been identified with dyslexia.

They will explore the common risk factors for dyslexia as well as common misperceptions or myths about dyslexia. Participants will learn strategies to help support their child if he or she is at-risk for or identified with dyslexia. While some of the strategies will target beginning literacy skills, this is appropriate for parents with students of all ages.

Join them for a learning experience and refreshments. Everyone is welcome!

Free GSA Procurement Workshop Jan. 16

The City of Pleasanton will hold a General Service Administration (GSA) Procurement Workshop on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton.

The Pleasanton-GSA Procurement Workshop is free and open to any person or small business that would like to do business with the federal government. The workshop will feature: GSA registration, GSA procurement process, bidding process, forecasting bidding opportunities, and bid updates.

By federal law, the government sets aside billions in procurement opportunities for businesses owned by: veterans, women, minorities and designated small businesses.

Please contact janice. gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com or call 210-960- 4340, ext. 102 to register for the GSA Procurement Workshop or to schedule an appointment for the new business start-up program.

There’s still time to register for CBC

Coastal Bend College has extended their deadline to register to Jan. 17 and classes will begin Jan. 21. They have also recently been named number three in the state of Texas for best Online Community Colleges. They offer two degrees fully online including the Associate of Art and Associate of Science degree.

For any inquiries, call 1-866-722-2838.

Godly Woman conference January 24-25

Whether you are a mom, a single lady, a married woman or a grandmother you don’t want to miss out on the Women’s Conference at Cowboy Fellowship on Jan. 24 and 25.

“A Godly Woman : Abiding in Him” is the theme of the 7th annual conference. Praise and worship time will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 and the event will end on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 25.

Heidi Reizner will be the keynote speaker. Heidi is a mom of three “wild and crazy” kids. She and her husband, Eugene, have been in full-time ministry for over 30 years and they live in Opelousas, Louisiana on a farm called Grace Ridge. Attendees can expect to be truly blessed by her teachings throughout the weekend.

Small group breakouts will follow the general sessions on Saturday. Participants can choose sessions focused on The Fruits of the Spirit including Patience, Joy, Peace, Kindness, Faithfulness, Goodness, Gentleness, Self-Control and Love.

Registration for Friday only is $30 and is $59 for the entire conference. Registration fee covers all costs for the conference including lunch on Saturday.

Child care is available for a limited number of children age 10 and under. Deadline to register is Jan. 21. Registration is available online at www.eventbrite.com/e/a-godlywomanabiding in-himtickets 76948718689 or on the Women Connect page on Facebook.

GriefShare at Cowboy Fellowship starts Jan. 26

Cowboy Fellowship will start their GriefShare program at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26.

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. However, your grief continues and you feel alone.

Often friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how. That is the reason for Grief- Share. The group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives.

GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. You will find a warm, caring environment and will come to see the group as an oasis on your long journey through grief. There are three key parts of the GriefShare experience: video seminar, support group and workbook.

You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any point. Each session is “self-contained” so you do not have to attend in sequence.

Those planning to participate are asked to please pre-register by calling George at 239- 218-3377. You may also contact the Cowboy Fellowship office at 830- 769-3733.

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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