Out and About



American Legion Veterans Day Fundraiser Nov. 14

The Veterans Day Fundraiser is set for Saturday, Nov. 14 at the American Legion Post 436, 1404 Zanderson Ave. (Highway 16) in Jourdanton. Dance to the music of Brad Jenschke and Neon Ranch from 8 p.m. to midnight. Entry is $10 per person. The dance is BYOB and masks and social distancing will be required.

Raffle tickets and items will be on display at the dance.

A barbecue brisket and sausage plate sale will follow on Sunday, Nov. 15, with to-go plates from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plates are $10 each. Presale barbecue tickets can be purchased at The Good Health Store or Clearwater Pool & Spa in Pleasanton, The Other Shot Glass or State Farm Insurance- Jeff Chicoine in Jourdanton.

Funds raised will go towards helping to save American Legion Post 436 from closing its doors. The American Legion relies on rentals of its hall for the bulk of its funding and the pandemic has greatly impacted rentals.

American Legion Post 436 meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. For details, or for barbecue plate tickets, call or text Commander Tina at 337-339-2684.



Wehman Golf Tourney set for Nov. 14

The Pleasanton Rotary Club extends an invitation to the public to participate in the 8th Annual Bubba Wehman Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 14. The event had to be cancelled earlier this year due to COVID-19. This is one of the rotary’s biggest fundraisers, with funds going towards scholarships.

The 4-person “Florida scramble” tournament will tee off at 12 noon this Saturday at the Pleasanton Country Club. An awards dinner will follow, catered by Lew’s Patio & Grill. Call the Pro Shop at 830-281- 3486 or Mike at 210-748- 4351 to sign up. You may also contact Lee Ricks at 830-569-3881 for details.

Community Clean Up at River Park on Nov. 14

The City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Community Clean Up on Saturday, Nov. 14. Celebrate this time of giving by helping others and keep Pleasanton beautiful.



Volunteers are asked to meet at the large pavilion at the Pleasanton River Park at 8 a.m. Bring your own tools. Breakfast will be served to volunteers.

After breakfast, your group will be assigned a cleaning area. The event will end at 12 noon. To volunteer, call 830-569- 5904 or email tgarza@ pleasantontx.gov.

PHS BBQ on Nov. 14

It’s not too late to get your tickets for the PHS Slam Dunk Basketball Club’s barbecue plate sale. The fundraiser is this Saturday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pleasanton Church of Christ at 1003 N. Main St. in Pleasanton.

Plates will include brisket, sausage, rice and beans. Message PHS Slam Dunk Basketball Club on Facebook if you are interested. Proceeds benefit the Eagles basketball program.

Volunteers needed for Merry on Main event

Jessica Tom, coordinator for the upcoming Merry on Main weekend in Pleasanton, invites the public to lend a hand and volunteer.

Volunteers help provide the fun. You can assist with the ice slide, event setting up, tearing sets down when an event is over, judging, parade lineup and more.

To be a volunteer at Merry on Main, send an email to info@merryonmain.org or visit their website www.merryonmain.org.

Veteran- Owned Businesses Webinar on Nov. 19

The City of Pleasanton and EMC Strategy Group will hold a webinar for Veteran-Owned Businesses on Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m.

Register today at this link: rcm.ringcentral.com/…/WN_ ckvzwz- PnQXWEZnzb35v9Eg.

Learn about the state and federal programs aimed at supporting veteran-owned businesses. Those with questions may contact EMC Strategy Group at 210-960-4340, ext. 102.

Wild Bill “Christmas” Cowboy Gallop on Dec. 5

The Wild Bill “Christmas” Cowboy Gallop hosted by the Pleasanton Express is set for Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Pleasanton River Park.

The 5K race and 2-mile fun run/walk will be held in conjunction with Merry on Main. You can register online at this link: https:// www.pleasantonexpress.com/wildbill cowboygallup signup/.

Bring your Santa hats and jingle bells and expect the same Texas hospitality at the event as always. Free T-shirts to the first 150 to sign up and free tacos from Chile Bandera plus beverages post-race.

Sign up for Little Miss Merry on Main Pageant

The Little Miss Merry on Main Pageant will be back this year, as part of Merry on Main 2020 on Saturday, Dec. 5. The pageant will take place on the Main Stage at 10:30 a.m.

The event will be open to Atascosa County girls ages 7-10 and is sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Pleasanton. Dress attire is Sunday’s Best. All contestants shall wear masks.

Pre-register at info@merryonmain.org or stop by the Pleasanton Civic Center to pick up a form. Deadline is quickly approaching to sign up. Deadline to register is Nov. 20.

Nov. 20 deadline to be part of the River Park Wonderland

The Pleasanton River Park Wonderland Christmas

Tree Trail is coming back. The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and Merry on Main Street is excited to have the community come together to create this joyful Christmas display for families and friends to enjoy.

Email info@merryonmain.org or call 830-569- 5904 if your business or organization would like to participate.

Enter Merry on Main Gingerbread House Contest If you would like to participate in the Gingerbread House Contest at Merry on Main, fill out the preregistration form by visiting merryonmain.org/ forms and turn it in to entertainment@merryonmain.org or to the Pleasanton Civic Center, located at 115 N. Main St. Deadline to enter is Nov. 20. There is a youth category (ages 5-15) and an adult category (16 and older).

Show off your skills in these categories: Most Creative, Most Delicious Looking, Largest Structure and Most Festive. Decorate your gingerbread house at home. Come show off your skills in these categories.

Be a part of the Merry on Main Night Parade!

The Merry on Main Lighted Christmas Night Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at 7 p.m. Local groups and organizations are invited to join in the fun and participate in the parade. Parade forms are available online at merryonmain.org under the “Forms” section. Deadline to turn in your form is Nov. 25.

Mask/face coverings shall be worn by all participants before, during and after the parade. This includes those riding on floats, walking or within vehicles. Event organizers encourage all participants to make their masks part of the parade entry as long as masks are functional.

Parade entries will begin lining up at 5 p.m. starting on Stadium Drive and judging will start at 6 p.m. The parade route will be different this year to allow more space for spectators.

Those with questions are asked to please contact 830-569-2163 or the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation office at 830- 569-5904.

Vintage in Verdi Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Vintage in Verdi outdoor market, Dec. 4-5.

There will be over 80 vendors bringing their antiques, vintage items, retro items, hand-crafted pieces, homemade, artisan and unique wares. Come join them and get in the holiday spirit with delicious food, coffee, hot chocolate, live music, free kids crafts and so much more.

The Christmas Story on Dec. 5

A live production of “The Christmas Story” is coming to The Plestex screen 1 on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Come celebrate the reason for the season. The event is produced by Hurley’s Actors and Players and directed by Bob Hurley and Lucinda Vickers.

Merry on Main 2020

Get ready for Merry on Main Street 2020, Friday- Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5 in Pleasanton. It will be the largest Christmas event in Atascosa County, located on downtown Main Street in Pleasanton.

This Christmas festival for all ages will include a free Kid Zone, live Santa reindeer, ice slide, lighted parade, Pale Rider Memorial Firework Show, Talent Show, Santa visits, live music and more. The streets will be lined with strolling carolers, the Grinch, food trucks and shopping.

New this year is the “Merrier on Main” after party and dance with Brad Jenschke and Neon Ranch performing at the River Park from 9 p.m. to midnight. This will be a ticketed event in an attempt to keep it from getting over crowded. Tickets will be $5 at the door. Limited table seating. Thermal checks will be performed upon entry. Vendors and alcohol sales will be present at the concert.

For vendor and food truck information, or if you would like to volunteer, visit www.merryonmain.org, email info@merryonmain.org, follow Merry on Main on Facebook or call 830-569-5904.

Christmas in Charlotte Parade Dec. 12

The 2020 Christmas in Charlotte event has been cancelled due to COVID-19, but the annual Christmas parade is still happening and is set for Saturday, Dec. 12.

This year, the City of Charlotte will be holding a Decoration Challenge: Christmas Winter Wonderland. Deck out your trailer, vehicle, etc. for the chance to win the Most Christmas Spirit for 2020.

Those interested in participating in this year’s parade should contact Fabian Garza at 210-360- 9235. You may also contact Amanda Luna or Liz Ramon. Route and parade line up will be announced at a later date.

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

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