Out and About



Singing Women of South Texas

Free concert on Saturday, Oct. 23 at First Baptist Church of Pleasanton, 400 N. Reed St. at 6 p.m.

Lunch and Learn Virtual Trainings for Parents

Presented by Atascosa- McMullen Special Education Cooperative. Monday, Oct. 25 at 12:15 p.m. Topic: “Special Education Evaluations: What Parents Need to Know.” For details contact Brenda Nelson at blnelson@pisd.us or 830- 569-1355, ext. 3029.

First Baptist Church Jourdanton Food Pantry

Distribution on Friday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 a.m. until all commodities are distributed, 515 Zanderson Ave. (Hwy. 16), Jourdanton.

Peace for the Pieces Social Group

The group hosts meetings, gatherings and events for special-need families in the surrounding area. They foster self-esteem, acceptance and socialization for high-functioning disabilities, from toddlers to age 25. Call Laura at 830-570-2782 for details.

Family Collaborative Council by Connections in Jourdanton

They want to hear suggestions on how they can improve services in the community. Virtual meeting planned for late November. Contact lvelazquez@connectionsifs.org or call 210-816- 3592.

Cowboy Fellowship Fall Festival

Sunday, Oct. 31, starts at 6 p.m. Variety of games, face-painting, costume contest with prizes and live music by Marlon Sharp. See ad on 4A.

Merry on Main forms now available

Merry on Main in Pleasanton Dec. 3-4. Forms for vendors, the Lighted Christmas Night Parade, Bike Parade, Little Miss Merry on Main Pageant and River Park Wonderland are at: www.merryonmain.org. For details call 830-569- 2163 or 830-569-5904.

Merry on Main Talent Show accepting audition videos

Submit your one-minute video to entertainment@merryonmain.org for future contest details. Include name, age, per- formance category (vocal, comedy, etc.). Age groups: 5-10, 11-17 and 18+. Video entry deadline is Nov. 7.

Wild Bill Christmas Cowboy Gallop

Preregister at www.pleasantonexpress.com. Click on Wild Bill graphic at top of website. For details call 830-569-6130 or email rchancellor@pleasantonexpress.com.

Community Council of South Central Texas fundraiser

Raffle tickets $10 each or three for $25. Prizes include gift cards, gift baskets and more. Tickets available at 1220 Simmons Ave. in Jourdanton or call 830-767-2019.

Family fun at George Farms

595 Mobile Home Alley in Poteet. Open to public every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $12 includes pumpkin, unlimited hayrides, wine tasting and most activities or $5 entry (does not include pumpkin, but includes unlimited hayrides and wine tasting).

Coastal Bend College Open House

1411 Bensdale Rd. in Pleasanton. Thursday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. See the facilities, meet faculty and staff. Enjoy a Chamber Mixer. Bring a book to donate to Atascosa Co. Juvenile Detention Center.

SAP JAM Oct. 23

Starts at 12 noon at Pleasanton Skate Park. Hosted by San Antonio/ Pleasanton Partners for Progress. Come show your skills. Win cash prizes and skate gear. Food and beverages available. Register by calling Bob Byrd at 210-896-5525 and indicate skills level.

Percy Medina Scholarship Fund Poker Tourney

Oct. 23 at St. Andrew Parish Hall in Pleasanton, 6-11 p.m. Dinner, dancing, silent auction. Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament ticket is $100 each (includes dinner). 1st place prize: $1,000 gift card, 2nd place: $500 gift card and 3rd place: $250 gift card. Dinner tickets are $25. Call Priscilla at 210-639-6553 or Gabe at 512-995-9394.

Safer Path Family Violence Shelter Shine a Light Vigil

Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Atascosa County Courthouse. Hear from local leaders, law enforcement and a survivor’s inspiring story in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Dia de los Muertos “Recuérdame” Exhibit

At Lonnie Gillespie Memorial Annex cafeteria in Leming. Free and open to public. Opening reception Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m. Continues Oct. 28-30 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Free and open to public. See Living feature for details.

San Ysidro Cemetery Clean-up on Oct. 30

Starts at 8 a.m. Those who have family or friends buried there are invited to help. Lawnmowers and edgers needed. For details call Mary at 830-534-6966.

Trick or Treat at George Farms

595 Mobile Home Alley in Poteet, Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 entry, age 2 and under free. Bring a toy or blanket and get in free. Pumpkin patch, costume contest, food by Backyard Kitchen, hayrides, prizes and more.

First Baptist Church of Poteet Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 30, at 1305 Amphion Rd. 5-8 p.m. Games, costume contest, hayrides, free food and drink while supplies last.

Trick or Treat Trail at Pleasanton River Park

Sunday, Oct. 31, from 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by Pleasanton Parks & Recreation. Free event with free candy, games and hayrides.

Dia de los Muertos Cemetery Clean-up

Community Cemetery of Charlotte. Monday, Nov. 1, from 4:15-6:30 p.m. Celebrating lives of departed through volunteer work, food, altars and more. Bring a photo of a loved one. Those attending encouraged to come in costume.

Noche de las Calaveras on Nov. 6

Downtown Main Street in Pleasanton, 5-9 p.m. Cultural celebration with food and art vendors. Folklorico performance, Altar Contest and Catrina Costume Contest. Vendors needed. For details call 830-570-2782 or 830-569- 2163.

Virtual meetings for foster care and adoption

Hosted by Belong. Meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Visit sjrcbelong.org to register.

T1D 2nd Annual Wild Bill’s Pumpkin Fun Run

Sunday, Nov. 7 at George Farms, 595 Mobile Home Alley in Poteet. Help raise funds for Diabetic Alert Dog for Stevie Jayde Beddo. 3K Fun Run, BBQ plate sale, raffle drawing, baked and canned goods sale, face-painting and more.

6th Annual Atascosa Co. Veterans Day Event

Wednesday, Nov. 10. Parade starts at 11 a.m. at 1101 Main St. in Jourdanton (behind Tax Assessor- Collector Office). Line up at 10:30 a.m. Meals for veterans to be provided at Veterans Service Office.

Atascosa Co. Feast of Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 25 at Jourdanton Community Center, 1101 Campbell Ave. Free and co-hosted by Julie Hilberg and Wayne Vaughn. Open to any resident of Atascosa County. Serving seating times are 12 noon, 1, 2 or 3 p.m. To-go pick-up is 1-3 p.m. For reservations, text only: 830-534-7083. Leave name, number attending and preferred time. Limit eight per reservation in-person or to-go.

Atascosa County Christmas Elderly Project Target 2021

Referred to as ACCEPT in the past is updating their focus to elderly residents in need. Those with questions may call 210- 771-7569.

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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