Out and About



Atascosa Running Club

Are you a runner or do you want to become a runner? Please join fellow runners in the Atascosa Running Club Social Fun Run every Wednesday.

They will meet at 6:10 p.m. at “The Office Bar and Grill,” run to the Pleasanton River Park, around town and back to The Office. They will be running three to four miles. No one is left behind. They will run at a slow pace. All ages and abilities are welcome to join!

Stay afterwards for refreshments and get to know each other. Follow the group on Facebook at Atascosa Running Club.

The Office Bar and Grill is located at 205 East Hunt St. in Pleasanton.

National Day of Prayer at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, 400 N. Reed Street in Pleasanton, cordially invites everyone in our community to a time of prayer as part of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2 at noon in First Baptist Church sanctuary.

The prayer service will be from noon until 12:30 followed by a free lunch in the fellowship hall. All are welcome especially those who serve us as community leaders including policemen, EMS, firemen and elected officials.

This year’s theme is “Love One Another” from John 13:34, “Love one another, just as I have loved You.”

There will be prayers led by pastors from community churches focusing on our country, our churches, our families, our places of work, our community leaders, policemen, EMS and firemen, our military, businesses, schools, media, and all our elected leaders including mayors, council members, county officials, the governor, state legislators and judges, and national leaders including the president, congressional leaders and our courts.

Jourdanton Farmers Market on May 4

The next Jourdanton Farmers Market is set for Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is held each Saturday at 1103 Champion Dr. in Jourdanton, at the swimming pool parking lot.

Stop by and visit vendors selling items such as fresh produce, baked goods, canned goods and more.

If you’d like to sign up to be a vendor for the market, email lsawicki@jourdantontexas.org!

Event organizers are looking forward to watching this grow for our wonderful community!

Americana Tattoo and Art Customer Appreciation on May 4

Americana Tattoo and Art, owned and operated by Christina Heki, is hosting a Grand Opening, Customer Appreciation, 1 Year Anniversary Bash on Saturday, May 4, at the shop located at 1505 Hwy 97 East in Jourdanton.

It’s a family-friendly Meet-n-Greet from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For details, see ad on this page.

Rutledge Cemetery Benefit Fundraiser May 4

May 4 is the 30th Annual Rutledge Cemetery Benefit Fundraiser and General Membership Meeting. The event is sponsored by the Poteet Cemetery Association.

The event will take place at the Poteet VFW Hall on Highway 16, with the general meeting at 11:30 a.m. A home-cooked lunch will follow at noon. Tickets will be sold at the door (until sold out) and plates are $10 each.

Join them for door prizes, a cake walk at 12:30 p.m. and auction at 2 p.m. There will also be a bucket drawing featuring great prizes.

They look forward to seeing you there. Those with questions may call Fay Jenkins at 830-570- 0292.

‘Art Makes My World Go ‘Round’ on May 4

It’s time for the Pleasanton High School Art Department’s end-of-year show! This year’s show is titled “Art Makes My World Go ‘Round” and it will be presented Saturday, May 4.

The show is in conjunction with the Royal Farmers Market on Saturday, May 4, at 903 W. Goodwin in Pleasanton. You can visit between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Thanks to Artrageous, Royal Farmer’s Market, Royal Frame Works and the Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation for supporting these high school artists.

St. Andrew Picnic May 5

The St. Andrew Catholic Church Annual Parish Picnic is here! The picnic is planned for Sunday, May 5 at the parish hall, located at 626 Market St. As always, it will be filled with food, fun and festivities.

Delicious pit-cooked barbecue plates are $10 each. Serving starts at 11 a.m.

There will also be a Farmer’s Market, raffle, bingo, auction and more.

New this year is the Friday Night Dance on May 3, from 7-11 p.m. Bring your family and enjoy a night of dance and fun. The dance will be $5 per person. Free admission for children under 10. No ice chests allowed.

Painting at Senior Days

Join the Pleasanton Express and the City of Pleasanton Parks and Rec Department, as they host the next Senior Days on Monday, May 6. Seniors are invited to enjoy a morning of painting.

The weekly event has been moved to 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

Pleasanton to Hold Cyber Security Business Workshop

The City of Pleasanton will hold a Cyber Security Business Workshop on May 9, at the Pleasanton Civic Center, at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Workshop participants are encouraged to review your organization’s current computer operating systems and determine what type of network security is being used. CMIT representatives will discuss various types of cyber security options for your organization.

Please contact jancie. gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com or call 210- 960-4340, ext. 102 to RSVP.

Special Olympics Track meet on May 10

The Atascosa-McMullen Cooperative is proud to announce the Special Olympics Track meet will be held Friday, May 10, at Jourdanton Indian football stadium. There will be 12 schools attending, whose athletes will compete in running and field events.

If you would like to donate toward the event or volunteer, please contact Michelle Gonzales at 830- 569-1355, ext. 3027.

Mad Max’s Softball Tournament May 11

Let’s play some ball for a good cause, at Mad Max’s Softball Tournament on May 11. The co-ed softball tourney will take place at the Pleasanton Sports Complex starting at 9 a.m. Bracket will be drawn. Fee is $125 per team. Registration deadline is May 8.

Proceeds will be used toward purchasing a diabetic alert dog for Max Wiggins. There will be vendors, concessions, Homerun Derby and activities for kids.

Contact Jeremy at 210- 995-3911 for registration and additional information.

CASA Listening Concert

May 11, join Joe Wayne Vickers and friends at the CASA Listening Concert, from 7-9:30 p.m. at ACT Theater in Pleasanton.

The theater is located on Highway 97 West (Between Primo’s and All Saints Episcopal Church) in Pleasanton.

It will be an evening of acoustic-style music featuring local talent in a concert setting, without the noise and distractions of a bar, club, or restaurant.

Admission will be $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit CASA of South Texas. Refreshments available by donation.

The performers are all Atascosa County natives and residents who are volunteering their time and talent to benefit CASA. Scheduled to perform are Sandy Locke, Joe Wayne Vickers, Ross Hurley, and “What About Bob” (Bob Kinsel and Jon Brauchle).

This will mark the third year for the event. So come on out and support local live music and CASA of South Texas!

Pulling for Safer Path

Safer Path Family Violence Shelter is hosting their first ever sporting clay tournament, Pulling for Safer Path, on May 11 at Malek Buck Horn Creek Ranch in McCoy.

This is a four-man team tournament.

After April 30, registration fees increase to $200 per shooter, $800 per team. Registration includes lunch.

Shooters do need to provide their own ammo. Register online at www.pullingforsaferpath. eventbrite.com. You can also follow the event on Safer Path’s Facebook page.

For questions, contact Jessica Tom at 210-382- 3358.

USDA Housing Assistance Workshop

The City of Pleasanton will hold a USDA Housing Assistance Program Workshop on May 13, at 10 – 11:30 a.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

The workshop will feature four of the USDA’s Housing Assistance Programs, which include: Home Ownership, Home Repair, Self Help Program, and Multi-Family Housing.

Guadalupe Valdes, who serves as the Area Director for the USDA Office of Rural Development headquartered in Seguin, will serve as the lead presenter for this workshop.

This workshop is open to any resident in Pleasanton or surrounding communities. Faith-based leaders are also strongly encouraged to participate in this workshop because they may personally connect congregation members to USDA programs.

The City of Pleasanton qualifies for several programs offered by the USDA because of the city’s population and rural community designation.

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

Jourdanton VFD BBQ Cook-Off on May 17-18

Join the Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department, as they host the 29th Annual Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cook- Off, May 17 and 18. This year’s event has moved to the Jourdanton City Park and will feature a washer tournament, Kids Que, IBCA BBQ Cook Off, tours by Methodist AirCare and Ballet Folklorico dancers.

On Saturday night, the Allen Torans and Misty Blue Band with special guest Clifford Lyssy will perform their awesome country dance music, mixed with some classic rock and roll.

Come out and support your local fire department. Entrance fee is $10 at the game and it is a BYOB event. There will be sodas and water available for purchase at the event. Local youth groups will also be selling concession stand items to raise funds.

Those with questions regarding the BBQ may contact Roland Jimenez at 210-355-2784 or Amy Martinez at 210-482-9752. To donate an auction, call 830-769-3131 and leave a message.

TO FEATURE an event in Out and About, email Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569- 6130 or 830-569-4967.

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