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Poteet Strawberry Festival set for April 5-7

Make plans to attend the 72nd Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival, slated for Friday-Sunday, April 5-7.

The annual celebration is a family tradition for many, with its variety of musical performers, food booths, arts and crafts, carnival, live family entertainment and of coursestrawberries! The parade on Saturday, April 6 will kick off at 10 a.m.

Some of this year’s performers include: on Friday- Gary Hobbs, Back In Black- the AC/DC Tribute, The Atomic Punks- The Tribute to Early Van Halen, Los Desperadoz; on Saturday- Aaron Watson, Parker McCollum, Michael Salgado, Eric Y Su Grupo Massore, David Lee Garza y los Musicales, Brad Jenschke, Brandon Michael & True Country and Natalie Rose; on Sunday- Randy Rogers Band, Spazmatics, Bobby Flores Yellow Rose Band and Los Traileros Del Norte.

The Strawberry Auction gets underway Saturday, April 6, with judging at noon and the auction at 2 p.m. The “Taste of Texas” Food Show will follow on Sunday, April 7.

Madison McCleary Memorial Powerlifting Meet

Anytime Fitness in Pleasanton will host the Madison McCleary Memorial Powerlifting Meet on Saturday, March 16. Weigh-in is scheduled for 8-9:30 a.m. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. with the Women’s Bench Press and men will follow.

Register soon, as the deadline is March 13. There is a $25 entry fee per lifter. There will be three divisions for both women and men. There will be 100 percent payback to the top lifter of each weight division and awards to the top three of each division.

The meet will honor Madison and her passion for powerlifting! It will also be Anytime Fitness Pleasanton’s Re-Grand Opening, with door prizes for all attendees to register for as well as a silent auction. All proceeds benefit #spreadkindnessforMandT foundation.

Come out to lift, watch and support a great cause within our community. If you would like to be a vendor or donate to the silent auction, please contact Vanessa at 210- 685-5838 or Amanda at 210-862-4183.

Atascosa Co. Republican Party meets March 18

The Atascosa County Republican Party will hold a meeting on Monday, March 18 at the Poteet VFW on Highway 16. County Chairman Marian Knowlton will present “Texas Red Alert – Navigating to the 2020 Election”. Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Pleasanton Business Reception and Fireside Chat

The City of Pleasanton will hold a Business Reception and Fireside Chat on March 19, at 6 p.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center Meeting Room. All businesses are invited to participate and bring business promotional items to share. The city is seeking input from businesses as we continue preparation for future business workshops.

Call 210-960-4340, ext. 102 or email jancie.gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com for additional information and to RSVP.

Pleasanton Business Merchandising Workshop

The City of Pleasanton will hold a Business Merchandising Workshop on March 21, at 11:30 a.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Ms. Kimberly Wiley of Threads Custom Embroidery & More will lead this month’s business workshop.

This workshop will focus on promotional branded items for small businesses, such as; embroidered or printed shirts, caps, key chains, pens, cups, etc.

Complementary lunch and marketing promotional samples will be provided to workshop participants.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact 210-960-4340, ext. 102 or email janice. gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com.

AMRSP Salad Luncheon

Atascosa-McMullen Retired School Personnel will hold its Annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction on Thursday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jourdanton Community Center. You don’t want to miss this delicious luncheon!

There will be a variety of meat, vegetable, pasta and congealed salads. Cost is only $9 per person for all you can eat. Come eat some scrumptious salads and support the retired school personnel at the same time.

In conjunction with the luncheon, a silent auction will be held. The retired school personnel have a myriad of children’s Easter baskets, dishes, books, plants, antiques, peanut brittle, home decor, etc- a lot of interesting items.

If you would like to donate a salad or an item for the silent auction, or if you have a question, call Paulette Williams at 830- 569-3283.

All proceeds will benefit projects of Atascosa- McMullen Retired School Personnel.

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ starts March 22 at ACT Theatre

ACT Theatre in Pleasanton will present “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang later this month.

Dates will be March 22- 24 and March 29-31 with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are available on eventbrite.com or at the door for $15. For more information, find them at Facebook.com/ACT Theatre Group.

JPD Coffee with a Cop

On March 27, from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. we invite you to join us for coffee, juice and donuts at the Jourdanton Police Department for our “Coffee with a Cop” event.

This is a great opportunity for the public to interact with local law enforcement officers in a friendly, informal setting and have an open dialogue about public safety issues that effect our community.

At our March event we have invited the staff of the Atascosa County Animal Control Authority to join us. So come have a cup of java or a bite to eat with us, Wednesday, March 27. We provide the donuts, you provide the questions!

Pleasanton 2020 Census Community Meeting

The City of Pleasanton will hold a 2020 Census Community Meeting on March 28, at 6 p.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

Richard Castanon, Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau and Janice Gonzalez with EMC Strategy Group will conduct a presentation and field questions about the city’s strategy to create awareness about the 2020 Census. This community meeting is open to all Atascosa residents and local government officials.

The city is currently developing a Pleasanton Complete Count Committee (CCC), which will assist in the city’s Census Awareness Campaign. The city is also seeking volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities before and during the 2020 Census. Members of nonprofits, civic organizations, and religious groups are strongly encouraged to participate.

For more information and to RSVP contact 210-960-4340, ext. 101 or email: Ernie.gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com.

Pleasanton Financial Wellness Workshop

The City of Pleasanton will hold its first Financial Wellness Workshop on March 28, at 11:30 a.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center. This workshop is open to all area residents.

Certified Financial Planner Preston Hastings of Primerica Investments will share important tips and strategies to assist individuals and business owners in evaluating current and future financial readiness.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please contact jancie.gonzalez@emcstrateygroup.com or call 210-960-4340, ext. 102.

Kicks for Kids March 30

The Atascosa County Child Welfare Board invites you to participate in their 1st Annual Kicks for Kids kickball tournament on March 30, starting at 8 a.m. at the Pleasanton Sports Complex.

The event will be a 10- team double elimination tournament. The event is family-friendly kickball, meaning teams will be comprised of adults and kids. Games will last five innings or 45 minutes, whichever comes first.

Atascosa County Child Welfare Board is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the foster kids/ families in our county. Its mission is to educate our community about abuse and neglect while creating awareness for the need for more foster and adoptive homes in Atascosa county. We also provide tangible and financial support to meet the needs of our foster children. This event will specifically raise money to purchase new shoes for foster kids to start their 2019-2020 school year.

Team registration can be found at www.cwbkicksforkids. eventbrite.com or you can pick up a form at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Those with questions may contact Jessica Tom at 210-382- 3358 / jessicatom09@gmail.com or any CWB member.

Affordable health screenings in Pleasanton

Residents living in and around the Pleasanton, Texas can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

First Baptist Church will host this community event on April 5. The site is located at 400 N Reed Street in Pleasanton.

Screenings can check for: the level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, diabetes risk, bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis, kidney and thyroid function and more.

Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.

Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Also ask about our Wellness Gold Membership Program with allows customers to get all the screenings they need now, but pay $19.95 a month.

Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit their website: www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

CASA of South Texas Color Run on April 13

CASA of South Texas would like to invite you to their 2nd Annual Color Run set for Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m. at the Pleasanton River Park!

This day will be full of fun and color! All ages are welcome to run – or walk – in this 5K! The first 75 registered participants will receive a dri-fit Tshirt to wear for the run.

A child under 12-yearsold can participate at no charge with a paid adult runner. Pre-registration is $40 per person and the cut-off date is March 28. Any registration after March 28 will be $45.

Go to www.raceentry.com/races/casaof south-texas-colorrun/ 2019/register to register today! If you would like to register another way, please contact Brianna Saroz at 830-480-4793 or casa.brianna@att.net. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Call Brianna for details.

Easter Bunny photos

The Easter Bunny is hopping over to Methodist Hospital South on Saturday, April 13. Bring your children to this free community event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy arts and crafts, cookies and punch.

IF YOU have an event you would like featured in Out and About, email Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569- 6130 or 830-281-2341.

awards to the top three of each division.

The meet will honor Madison and her passion for powerlifting! It will also be Anytime Fitness Pleasanton’s Re-Grand Opening, with door prizes for all attendees to register for as well as a silent auction. All proceeds benefit #spreadkindnessforMandT foundation.

Come out to lift, watch and support a great cause within our community. If you would like to be a vendor or donate to the silent auction, please contact Vanessa at 210- 685-5838 or Amanda at 210-862-4183.

Atascosa Co. Republican Party meets March 18

The Atascosa County Republican Party will hold a meeting on Monday, March 18 at the Poteet VFW on Highway 16. County Chairman Marian Knowlton will present “Texas Red Alert – Navigating to the 2020 Election”. Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Pleasanton Business Reception and Fireside Chat

The City of Pleasanton will hold a Business Reception and Fireside Chat on March 19, at 6 p.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center Meeting Room. All businesses are invited to participate and bring business promotional items to share. The city is seeking input from businesses as we continue preparation for future business workshops.

Call 210-960-4340, ext. 102 or email jancie.gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com for additional information and to RSVP.

Pleasanton Business Merchandising Workshop

The City of Pleasanton will hold a Business Merchandising Workshop on March 21, at 11:30 a.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Ms. Kimberly Wiley of Threads Custom Embroidery & More will lead this month’s business workshop.

This workshop will focus on promotional branded items for small businesses, such as; embroidered or printed shirts, caps, key chains, pens, cups, etc.

Complementary lunch and marketing promotional samples will be provided to workshop participants.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact 210-960-4340, ext. 102 or email janice. gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com.

AMRSP Salad Luncheon

Atascosa-McMullen Retired School Personnel will hold its Annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction on Thursday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jourdanton Community Center. You don’t want to miss this delicious luncheon!

There will be a variety of meat, vegetable, pasta and congealed salads. Cost is only $9 per person for all you can eat. Come eat some scrumptious salads and support the retired school personnel at the same time.

In conjunction with the luncheon, a silent auction will be held. The retired school personnel have a myriad of children’s Easter baskets, dishes, books, plants, antiques, peanut brittle, home decor, etc- a lot of interesting items.

If you would like to donate a salad or an item for the silent auction, or if you have a question, call Paulette Williams at 830- 569-3283.

All proceeds will benefit projects of Atascosa- McMullen Retired School Personnel.

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ starts March 22 at ACT Theatre

ACT Theatre in Pleasanton will present “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang later this month.

Dates will be March 22- 24 and March 29-31 with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are available on eventbrite.com or at the door for $15. For more information, find them at Facebook.com/ACT Theatre Group.

JPD Coffee with a Cop

On March 27, from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. we invite you to join us for coffee, juice and donuts at the Jourdanton Police Department for our “Coffee with a Cop” event.

This is a great opportunity for the public to interact with local law enforcement officers in a friendly, informal setting and have an open dialogue about public safety issues that effect our community.

At our March event we have invited the staff of the Atascosa County Animal Control Authority to join us. So come have a cup of java or a bite to eat with us, Wednesday, March 27. We provide the donuts, you provide the questions!

Pleasanton 2020 Census Community Meeting

The City of Pleasanton will hold a 2020 Census Community Meeting on March 28, at 6 p.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

Richard Castanon, Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau and Janice Gonzalez with EMC Strategy Group will conduct a presentation and field questions about the city’s strategy to create awareness about the 2020 Census. This community meeting is open to all Atascosa residents and local government officials.

The city is currently developing a Pleasanton Complete Count Committee (CCC), which will assist in the city’s Census Awareness Campaign. The city is also seeking volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities before and during the 2020 Census. Members of nonprofits, civic organizations, and religious groups are strongly encouraged to participate.

For more information and to RSVP contact 210-960-4340, ext. 101 or email: Ernie.gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com.

Pleasanton Financial Wellness Workshop

The City of Pleasanton will hold its first Financial Wellness Workshop on March 28, at 11:30 a.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center. This workshop is open to all area residents.

Certified Financial Planner Preston Hastings of Primerica Investments will share important tips and strategies to assist individuals and business owners in evaluating current and future financial readiness.

For more information and to register for this workshop, please contact jancie.gonzalez@emcstrateygroup.com or call 210-960-4340, ext. 102.

Kicks for Kids March 30

The Atascosa County Child Welfare Board invites you to participate in their 1st Annual Kicks for Kids kickball tournament on March 30, starting at 8 a.m. at the Pleasanton Sports Complex.

The event will be a 10- team double elimination tournament. The event is family-friendly kickball, meaning teams will be comprised of adults and kids. Games will last five innings or 45 minutes, whichever comes first.

Atascosa County Child Welfare Board is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the foster kids/ families in our county. Its mission is to educate our community about abuse and neglect while creating awareness for the need for more foster and adoptive homes in Atascosa county. We also provide tangible and financial support to meet the needs of our foster children. This event will specifically raise money to purchase new shoes for foster kids to start their 2019-2020 school year.

Team registration can be found at www.cwbkicksforkids. eventbrite.com or you can pick up a form at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Those with questions may contact Jessica Tom at 210-382- 3358 / jessicatom09@gmail.com or any CWB member.

Affordable health screenings in Pleasanton

Residents living in and around the Pleasanton, Texas can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

First Baptist Church will host this community event on April 5. The site is located at 400 N Reed Street in Pleasanton.

Screenings can check for: the level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, diabetes risk, bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis, kidney and thyroid function and more.

Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.

Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Also ask about our Wellness Gold Membership Program with allows customers to get all the screenings they need now, but pay $19.95 a month.

Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit their website: www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

CASA of South Texas Color Run on April 13

CASA of South Texas would like to invite you to their 2nd Annual Color Run set for Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m. at the Pleasanton River Park!

This day will be full of fun and color! All ages are welcome to run – or walk – in this 5K! The first 75 registered participants will receive a dri-fit Tshirt to wear for the run.

A child under 12-yearsold can participate at no charge with a paid adult runner. Pre-registration is $40 per person and the cut-off date is March 28. Any registration after March 28 will be $45.

Go to www.raceentry.com/races/casaof south-texas-colorrun/ 2019/register to register today! If you would like to register another way, please contact Brianna Saroz at 830-480-4793 or casa.brianna@att.net. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Call Brianna for details.

Easter Bunny photos

The Easter Bunny is hopping over to Methodist Hospital South on Saturday, April 13. Bring your children to this free community event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy arts and crafts, cookies and punch.

IF YOU have an event you would like featured in Out and About, email Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569- 6130 or 830-281-2341.

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