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Candlelight Vigil, Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join “A Safer Path Family Violence Center” (Atascosa Family Crisis Center) as they sponsor a Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. It will take place at the Pleasanton River Park near the Adams Street bridge.

A proclamation will be read, followed by the vigil to honor those who have lost their life to domestic violence, those who have survived and those who may be enduring it still.

Mindful Parenting

The public is invited to the Mindful Parenting Webinar on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pleasanton ISD District Training Center, 1209 Jolly St., next door to Pleasanton Junior High.

Have you ever said to a kid, “Why don’t you just calm down?!”

Of course you have; we all have! Being able to “just calm down” is actually a skill called selfregulation that requires a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex.

This interactive training will explore mindfulness activities for kids, and the type of language parents and teachers can use to foster children who will succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Free parent training. For more information contact Diane Garza, Parent Liaison at 830-569-1230 or email: dlgarza@pisd.us.

Next Senior Day Oct. 11

Due to Columbus Day on Monday, the next Senior Day has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 11. Join fellow senior citizens for BINGO at the Pleasanton Civic Center, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cards are free, but a $5 prize would be greatly appreciated.

Senior Day events are sponsored by the City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and Pleasanton Express. Each week a free, fun activity is held with no registration needed.

UIL Region Marching Contest in Hondo

Support your local bands this Saturday, Oct. 13, at the UIL Region 11, 4A and Below Region Marching Contest. The competition will take place at Barry Field at Hondo ISD.

Scheduled performance times are: Charlotte Trojan Band at 2:15 p.m., Jourdanton Indian Band at 2:45 p.m., Pleasanton Eagle Band at 5:30 p.m. and Poteet Aggie Band at 6:15 p.m.

Skate Jam on Oct. 13

The Navigators and Clax Horejs will present the next Skate Jam on Saturday, Oct. 13. Join them at the Pleasanton River Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for this free event. Waivers must be signed.

There will be prize drawings, as well as free food and drinks provided.

St. Philip Benizi Church Festival

Get ready for fun and great entertainment at the St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church United Music Fest 2018 this Sunday, Oct. 14. The celebration will take place at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds on Highway 16.

The fee is $5 before 3 p.m. and $10 after that. Gates open at 12 p.m. which is also when bingo is scheduled to begin The auction gets underway at 2 p.m. Raffle tickets are still available.

Music is from 5 p.m. to midnight featuring Elida Reyna Y Avante, La Mafia, Gilberto Jr. Y Los Gilbertos. There will also be a Worship Hour featuring Arsenal Music, Eve Band, Central Wxrship and Ryan Proudfoot.

Paisano VFD meeting

The Paisano Volunteer Fire Department of Campbellton will hold an important community meeting to discuss the future of the fire department.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Campbellton Community Hall. The meeting will address the lack of volunteers, which could possibly lead to the closure of the department. Everyone is urged to attend.

Parenting in the Digital Age

The Parenting in the Digital Age- Webinar will be Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Pleasanton ISD District Training Center – 1209 Jolly St., next door to Pleasanton Junior High.

Our children’s access to technology can both empower and endanger them.

Come to this training to learn what to look out for as parents in your child’s digital interactions.

What is reasonable in usage? How do you find out about apps, games and websites? Should children and teens have social media accounts? How should you handle cyberbullying?

You will leave this training with practical advice and tools to assist you in your role as a 21st Century parent! Free Parent Training – for more information contact Diane Garza, Parent Liaison at 830-569-1230 or email: dlgarza@pisd.us.

HERO Anti-Bullying Rally on Oct. 17

Show your support at the HERO (Help Everyone Respect Others) Anti-Bullying Rally on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6-7 p.m. Come out to this free community event at the Pleasanton River Park to provide education and prevention resources against bullying.

Guest speaker will be Batman of San Antonio. Free food and drink while supplies last. There will also be DJ music.

Pleasanton Parks & Recreation BBQ Fundraiser

The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department will hold a BBQ Dinner Fundraiser on Oct. 22 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Join them from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Individual tickets are $10 and sponsor tables are $100 (includes eight tickets).

For tickets or more info call 830-569-5904.

CBC Fall Festival

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton will host its free annual Fall Festival. The family-friendly event is set for 5-8 p.m. Come by and enjoy food, drinks, pumpkin painting contest, costume contest, face painting and more.

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Trinity Baptist Church, 1219 N. Bryant in Pleasanton. It is located across the street from Sherry’s gas station.

Your children will trick or treat from the cars of Trinity’s church members, who will decorate their cars for this event. There will also be games to play. Bring your children by the church from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween for a fun and safe trick or treat experience!

Cowboy Fellowship Fall Festival

Cowboy Fellowship will host its free annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Bring the entire family for game booths, photo areas, food trucks and a concession stand. Tons of candy will be given away during the evening and there will even be a fireworks show at the end of the celebration.

Brush Country Deer Run on Nov. 3 in Poteet

Bring out the whole family to enjoy a funfilled day of events along with the races, at the Brush Country Deer Run. The 5K and 10K Run/ Walk will take place at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds on Highway 16 on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Registration fees are $25 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K. Early registration ends Oct. 19. Register online at: rrptiming.com

Same day registration will open at 6:30 a.m. up to 15 minutes before race time.

Money raised will help support these four great local organizations: CASA of South Texas, Atascosa County Child Welfare Board, Atascosa Family Crisis Center (A Safer Path) and Jamie’s Ranch for Special Kids.

Christmas Craft Show

Saturday, Nov. 10 will be the Atascosa County Child Welfare Board Christmas Craft Show, at the Cowboy Fellowship in Jourdanton. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you need an application and want to become a vendor, or if you have questions please contact Hortencia Galindo at 830-769-2855 or Rosa Garcia at 830-480-3573.

Admission will be free at this event. Stop by and buy some Christmas gifts for your family. Proceeds go towards local children in care of the Texas Department of Child Protective Services.

EVENTS FOR Out and About can be emailed to Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569- 6130 or 830-281-2341.

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