Out and About



Open audition on Nov. 19 for Talent Show

Show off your talent and earn a cash prize. An open audition for the Merry on Main’s Got Talent Show is set for Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

They are looking for talent in both the 5-15 and 16+ age groups. Finalists to be announced via Facebook. Cash prizes sponsored by Country Girl Designs. For details call Terri Cuevas at 830-480-2435.

Little Miss Merry on Main deadline Nov. 20

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.

Preregister at info@merryonmain.org or stop by the Pleasanton Civic Center to pick up a form. Deadline 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 Pleasan- ton 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).

Decorate at home and bring your completed house to show off your skills in these categories: Most Creative, Most Delicious Looking, Largest Structure and Most Festive.



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.

For more details, see the related story on page 10A.

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 Business 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 www.pleasantontx.gov.

Those with questions may contact EMC Strategy Group at 210-960-4340, ext. 102.

Poteet Blue Santa registration deadline Nov. 20

Residents in the Poteet area who would like to receive a toy this Christmas may sign up for the Poteet Police Association’s Blue Santa Program.

Forms are available at the police department, or print one out from Facebook. Deadline is Nov. 20. Distribution will be Dec. 5, starting at 6 p.m. at the Strawberry Festival grounds. It will be a drivethru event.

Jourdanton Cops4Kids fundraiser

Order some delicious Krispy Kreme glazed donuts while supporting the Jourdanton Police Department’s Cops4Kids initiative at the same time. Cop4Kids provides Christmas gifts to families who live within the Jourdanton ISD boundaries and need a helping hand during the holidays.

Preorder Krispy Kreme donuts for just $10 per dozen. Facebook Message Jourdanton Police Department or stop by the police department from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to place your order. Donuts will be delivered on Dec. 4.

To register a child call 830-769-2241, ext. 304.

Pleasanton PD Blue Santa

The Pleasanton Police Department is now accepting applications for families interested in receiving gifts through the Blue Santa program.

You can pick up applications at the police station. Deadline to turn them in is Dec. 4. Drive-thru distribution is set for Dec. 18.

They also welcome any toy and monetary donations, which can be dropped off at the station.

Toys for Tots online registration only

Due to COVID-19, all Toys for Tots registration will be online. Families may apply at this link: san-antonio-tx. toysfortots.org/. Deadline to sign up is Nov. 30. Click the “Apply for Toys” red button to apply. Toy distribution will be in San Antonio.

CPS Christmas Angels

CPS Christmas Angels have arrived for the holiday season at the Pleasanton Public Library. The angels each speak for an Atascosa County child currently under CPS care.

Please stop by and take an angel from the tree. Buy as many gifts from their list as you would like. Return the unwrapped gift with angel attached no later than Dec. 5.

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/wild-bill-cowboygallop signup/.

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.

For details visit www.merryonmain.org, email info@merryonmain.org, follow Merry on Main on Facebook or call 830-569- 5904. Also see page 12A for more information on this special celebration.

Christmas in Charlotte Parade Dec. 12

The annual Christmas in Charlotte Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 12.

This year, the City of Charlotte will hold 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.

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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