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Singing Women of South Texas

Free concert on Saturday, October 23 at the First Baptist Church of Pleasanton, 400 N. Reed St. at 6 p.m.

Lunch and learn virtual trainings for parents

Presented by the Atascosa-McMullen Special Education Cooperative. Monday, October 25 at 12:15 pm Topic: “Special education assessments: what parents need to know. For more details, contact Brenda Nelson at [email protected] or 830-569-1355, ext. 3029.

First Baptist Church Jourdanton Food Pantry

Distribution Friday, October 29, 8:30 a.m. until all products are distributed, 515 Zanderson Ave. (Hwy. 16), Jourdanton.

Peace for the Pieces social group

The group organizes meetings, gatherings and events for families with special needs in the surrounding area. They promote self-esteem, acceptance and socialization of high-level people with disabilities, from toddlers to 25 years old. Call Laura at 830-570-2782 for more details.

Family collaboration council by Connections in Jourdanton

They want to hear suggestions on how they can improve services in the community. Virtual meeting scheduled for the end of November. Contact [email protected] or call 210-816-3592.

Cowboys Stock Exchange Fall Festival

Sunday, October 31, from 6 p.m. Various games, face painting, costume contest with prizes and live music by Marlon Sharp. See announcement on 4A.

Happy about the main forms now available

Merry on Main in Pleasanton on December 3-4. Forms for Vendors, Illuminated Christmas Night Parade, Bicycle Parade, Little Miss Merry on Main Pageant and River Park Wonderland are available at: www.merryonmain.org. For details, call 830-569-2163 or 830-569-5904.

Merry on Main Talent Show accepts audition videos

Submit your one minute video to [email protected] for details of the future contest. Include name, age, category of performance (voice, comedy, etc.). Age groups: 5-10, 11-17 and 18+. The video registration deadline is November 7.

Wild Bill Christmas Cowboy Gallop

Pre-register at www.pleasantonexpress.com. Click on the Wild Bill graphic at the top of the website. For details call 830-569-6130 or email [email protected]

South Central Texas Community Council Fundraiser

Raffle tickets $ 10 each or three for $ 25. Prizes include gift cards, gift baskets and more. Tickets available at 1220, avenue Simmons in Jourdanton or call 830-767-2019.

Family fun at George Farms

595 Allée des Mobil-Homes in Poteet. Open to the public every Saturday and Sunday until October 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $ 12 includes the pumpkin, unlimited hay rides, wine tasting and most activities or a $ 5 entry (does not include the pumpkin, but includes unlimited hay rides and wine tasting).

Coastal Bend College Open House

1411 Bensdale Road in Pleasanton. Thursday, October 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visit the facilities, meet the teachers and staff. Take advantage of a chamber mixer. Bring a book to donate to the Atascosa Co Juvenile Detention Center.

SAP JAM October 23

Starts at noon at Pleasanton Skate Park. Organized by San Antonio / Pleasanton Partners for Progress. Come show your skills. Win cash prizes and skate gear. Food and drinks available. Register by calling Bob Byrd at 210-896-5525 and indicate your skill level.

Percy Medina Scholarship Fund Poker Tournament

October 23 at St. Andrew’s Church Hall in Pleasanton, 6 to 11 p.m. Dinner, dance, silent auction. The Texas Hold ’em poker tournament ticket costs $ 100 each (including dinner). 1st prize: $ 1,000 gift card, 2nd place: $ 500 gift card and 3rd place: $ 250 gift card. Tickets for dinner are $ 25. Call Priscilla at 210-639-6553 or Gabe at 512-995-9394.

The Safer Path domestic violence shelter organizes a light watch

Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Atascosa County Courthouse. Hear from local leaders, law enforcement and the inspiring story of a survivor during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Dia de los Muertos exhibition “Recuérdame”

In the cafeteria of the Lonnie Gillespie Memorial Annex in Leming. Free and open to the public. Vernissage Wednesday October 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Continues from October 28 to 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. See the Living function for more details.

Cleaning of the San Ysidro cemetery on October 30

Starts at 8 a.m. Those with family or friends buried there are welcome to help. Lawn mowers and edgers required. For details, call Mary at 830-534-6966.

Trick or Treat at George Farms

595 Allée des maisons mobiles in Poteet, Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission at $ 5, 2 years and under free. Bring a toy or blanket and get in for free. Pumpkin patch, costume contest, Backyard Kitchen food, hay rides, prizes and more.

Poteet First Baptist Church Fall Festival

Saturday October 30 at 1305 Amphion Rd. 5 pm-8pm Games, costume contest, cart rides, free food and drink while supplies last.

Trick or Treat Trail at Pleasanton River Park

Sunday, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Pleasanton Parks & Recreation. Free event with free sweets, games and hay rides.

Cleaning of the Dia de los Muertos cemetery

Charlotte Community Cemetery. Monday, November 1 from 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the lives of the deceased through volunteer work, food, altars and more. Bring a photo of a loved one. Those present are encouraged to come in disguise.

Noche de las Calaveras on November 6

Main Street in downtown Pleasanton, 5 to 9 p.m. Cultural party with food and art vendors. Folklore show, altar competition and Catrina costume competition. Sellers needed. For details, call 830-570-2782 or 830-569-2163.

Virtual meetings for foster care and adoption

Hosted by Belong. Meetings Wednesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, November 13 at 10 a.m. Visit sjrcbelong.org to register.

T1D 2nd Annual Wild Bill Pumpkin Race

Sunday November 7th at George Farms, 595 Mobile Home Alley in Poteet. Help raise money for Diabetic Alert Dog for Stevie Jayde Beddo. Fun 3K run, barbecue plate sale, raffle, bakery and canned goods sale, face painting and more.

6th Annual Atascosa Co.Veterans Day Event

Wednesday November 10. Parade begins at 11 a.m. at 1101 Main Street in Jourdanton (behind the assessors and collectors office). Line up at 10:30 am Meals for Veterans will be provided at the Veterans Services Bureau.

Atascosa Co. Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 25 at the Jourdanton Community Center, 1101 Campbell Ave. Free and co-hosted by Julie Hilberg and Wayne Vaughn. Open to any resident of Atascosa County. The hours of service are 12 p.m., 1, 2 or 3 p.m. Take-out pickup is 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For reservations, text only 830 534-7083. Leave the name, number of participants and preferred time. Limit of eight per in-person or take-out reservation.

Atascosa County Seniors Christmas Project, 2021 target

Called ACCEPT in the past, it is updating its focus on elderly residents in need. Those with questions can call 210-771-7569.

FEATURED an event in Out & About, email Lifestyles editor Lisa Luna at [email protected] or call our office at 830-569-6130.

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