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Vintage in Verdi

The 5th Annual Vintage in Verdi will provide the perfect opportunity for some early Christmas shopping. The event is at 2900 FM 1784 in the Verdi community, just outside Pleasanton.

On Friday hours will be from 1-7 p.m. with a $7 admission. There will be wine tasting and a Funky Hat contest.

Saturday’s event will be from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. with a $3 admission that benefits the Verdi Community Center.

This Outdoor Vintage and Antique Market features over 80 vendors that carry vintage items, antiques, furniture, home decor, boutique clothing, handcrafted goods. They will also feature an Artisan Food Alley full of locally grown, harvest and baked goods.

They will have a free kids corner with pony rides, crafts and more for the kids. Enjoy live music, food and drinks.

Christmas Village

Bring the family out to the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds, to experience the true meaning of Christmas.

The Christmas Village is a free, three-night outdoor walking presentation of Christ from birth to tomb, Friday, Dec. 1, Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tours start at 6 p.m.

Jimmy Day retirement

Atascosa County Emergency Medical Services personnel will hold a small celebration to honor retiring director, Jimmy Day. The celebration will be held at the EMS training center in Poteet, behind the Poteet Fire Department at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Come join the party and help his family and friends honor him with fun, good food and recalling times past.

Bryann Trejo Outreach

On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Ablaze Youth Ministry of New Beginnings Baptist Church will present Bryann Trejo of Kingdom Muzic. The free outreach event will be 5-8 p.m. at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton, Pavilion #2. Come and hear testimony. Food vendors will be on location.

Liederkranz at McAllister Auditorium

On Sunday, Dec. 3, the internationally-known San Antonio Liederkranz choir will perform a traditional Christmas concert at 3 p.m. at McAllister Auditorium, at 1300 San Pedro in San Antonio. Tickets are $15.

Jourdanton resident Gerry Klumb is one of the members of the singing group, which is the largest men’s German-language choir of its type in the United States. More information can be found at: www.saliederkranz.org.

ACCEPT dates Dec. 4-9

Jeanne Ulrich and the Atascosa County Christmas Elf Project Target (ACCEPT) 2017 committee are busy gearing up to make this year’s project another successful one. The annual program provides toys and food for Atascosa County residents in need.

However, families need to apply for the program. Applications will be accepted Dec. 4-9. For application sites and dates, please see the Living section.

Santa in Jourdanton

Santa Claus will be arriving in Jourdanton on Monday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.  The Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department will be delivering the jolly ol’ fellow to the Jourdanton Library and Community Center.

Come by for the lighting of the beautiful Atascosa County Courthouse by County Judge Bob Hurley, music by the Jourdanton Indian Band and photos with Santa.

There will also be food and drinks for purchase, bake sale and the Poteet Nursing Home Staff will be cooking up their amazing hamburgers.

Register for VFW Post 4853 Toys for Tots 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4853 in Jourdanton and their Toys for Tots coordinators have begun signing up families to register for toys. Deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 8.

You can apply on Mondays by appointment from 6-8 p.m. They will accept walk-in applications on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and on Sundays from 2-6 p.m.

Children newborn to 12 years-old qualify. Special needs older than 12 will be on a case by case basis.

You can register at the Jourdanton VFW Hall at 809 Oak St. Please bring the following when you register: driver’s license, birth certificate for the children, proof of residency (telephone bill, water bill, etc.) and guardianship/foster paper (if applicable).

County Line Band Christmas Concert

Bring your friends  to enjoy a real treat on Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Pleasanton Civic Center at 3 p.m. The one and only County Line Community Band, under the direction of Toby Knight, will be playing your favorite Christmas songs.

This free event is sponsored by the Longhorn Museum.

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