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HERO Anti-Bullying Rally on Oct. 17

Join the Safer Path Family Violence Shelter (formerly Atascosa Family Crisis Center) 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.

Enjoy games, cold drinks, food but most importantly get the tools to help you identify and stop bullying. The guest speaker will be Batman of San Antonio. Free food and drink while supplies last. There will also be DJ music.

Turkey Bingo at St. Matthew Catholic Church

This Sunday, Oct. 21, KJT Society #87 will host its annual Turkey Bingo at St. Matthew Catholic Church parish hall, located on the corner of Highway 16 and Maple Street in Jourdanton. Doors open at noon, and games begin at 12:30 p.m.

This year proceeds will be donated to Kids Unlimited Foundation, a nonprofit organization in the Houston area that was formed to benefit children stricken with cancer.

So come help us support this great foundation and possibly win your turkey for the upcoming holiday season. St. Matthew’s Soup Kitchen will be cooking up burgers and providing other food items and drinks for purchase, so come hungry. For additional information, contact Debbie Netardus at 830-569-9605 or dnetardus@yahoo.com.

Pleasanton Parks & Rec 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.

There will be a presentation with updates of the park renovation and the progress that is taking place with construction.

Tickets are $10 and sponsor tables are $100 (includes eight tickets). For tickets or more info call 830-569-5904.

Fall Festival at CBC

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.

What Parents Need to Know About Human Trafficking

Please join us on Oct. 24 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the PISD District Training Center, next door to the Junior High for a training on “What Parents Need to Know About Human Trafficking,” presented by Lisa Lloyd, Common Thread Community Advocate.

In this training, parents will learn what traffickers look for and how they approach victims. You will learn the signs that indicate your child may be in danger and how traffickers target youth at school and in any home. This free training is open to all parents/guardians. If you have any questions contact Diane Garza, PISD Parent Liaison at 830-569-1230 or email dlgarza@pisd.us.

Longhorn Museum Benefit

The Longhorn Museum is pleased to announce that San Antonio KSAT Channel 12 sportscaster Greg Simmons will be the featured speaker at the museum’s annual benefit dinner this month.

The benefit dinner will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Pleasanton Civic Center. It begins at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a Silent Auction. A ribeye steak dinner, with all the trimmings and dessert, will be served at 7 p.m.

Early in his career, Simmons broadcasted local football games in Atascosa County. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Meet and Greet. Entertainment will be by Sandy Locke and his trusty guitar.

Donations to the Silent Auction are welcome and may be dropped off at the Longhorn Museum. Only 100 tickets will be sold and are available at the museum and from museum members. All proceeds go to the museum.

Free Fall Festival Oct. 28 at River Park in Pleasanton

The free annual community wide Fall Festival will be another great night of free games, candy, food and fun.

This year, local churches and organizations have partnered with the City of Pleasanton for the fall festival on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park.

Join them for live music, delicious food, hay ride, candy, bouncy houses and a variety of games.

There will also be a Costume Fun Run at 5:30 p.m.

AMRSP next meeting

The Atascosa-McMullen Retired School Personnel will hold their next meeting on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Jourdanton United Methodist Church Hall at 1004 Campbell Ave.

Meet and greet at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. is the opening, lunch, program and meeting. Food catered by Pat Temple. Program on “Caring for Succulents,” by Barbara Schulze.

October projects: Turn in completed Red Apple order forms. Continue donations for green beans for Main Street Outreach Community Thanksgiving Meal and/or sign up for baking turkey. Start working on Christmas silent auction for scholarship fund. Turn in small unwrapped gift for a child to select for mom/dad at Main Street Outreach Agape Store.

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 CASA of South Texas, Atascosa County Child Welfare Board, Safer Path Family Violence Shelter (formerly Atascosa Family Crisis Center) and Jamie’s Ranch for Special Kids.

ACT Theatre to present “Cabin Fever”

Show dates for ACT Theatre Group’s Fall production of the funny family drama “Cabin Fever” have been set for Nov. 2-4 and 9-11 with Jessica Maxwell and Lucinda Vickers codirecting.

ACT theatre is located at 1435 W Oaklawn in Pleasanton tucked away behind All Saints’ Episcopal Church and next door to Pizza Hut. They can be reached by email act.theatre.tx@gmail.com. Monthly board meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Holidays do change this, and changes will be posted. There is a $5 per year membership fee.

Foster Care, Adoption meeting

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or adopting a child in foster care, you are invited to the Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting.

The event is set for Monday, Nov. 6 at Trinity Baptist Church in Pleasanton at 6:30 p.m. For details please contact CPS Foster/Adopt Specialist David Pate at 210-508-0986.

Christmas Craft Show

The Atascosa County Child Welfare Board will hold its annual Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Cowboy Fellowship in Jourdanton. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission will be free. Stop by and buy some Christmas gifts for your family. It will be a great opportunity for a holiday shopping spree for a good cause.

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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