October 12

P.E.O meeting

The P.E.O., Philanthropic Education Organization, chapter FX, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. The organization meets every second Monday of the month, and meets at member’s locations. For more information, contact 979-245-2190 or 979-661-0095.

Aggie Mom’s Meeting

The Matagorda County Aggie Mom’s Club first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Legacy Bay House meeting room. All mothers of Texas A&M students are welcome to join and help support our Aggie students. The club meets on the second Monday of each month. For questions, contact Susan Salidivar at 979-240-9777.

October 13

Candlelight Vigil

The Crisis Center is hosting its annual candlelight vigil from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Liberty Park (next to Bay City Feed) to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, offer hope to those still facing abuse and support those who have survived domestic violence. They invite all citizens of Matagorda County to come out and show their support.

October 15

Wine, Chocolate, and Christmas Kendra

A ladies afternoon filled with jewelry, wine and chocolate will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at Homestead, 2145 Avenue G, to benefit the Matagorda Regional Medical Center Foundation. The new Kendra Scott Christmas Collection will be available. Gift with purchase to the first 50 people who spend $150 on Kendra Scott jewelry.

October 17

Exploring Business Opportunities

A one-day seminar with information, tips and techniques needed to run a business will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Bay City Civic Center. Seminar and lunch are free. Reserve you seat by calling 979-320-4085.

Starting & Running Your Own Business in Bay City

Sat. October 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. @ Bay City Civic Center. Fee $30 online, $35 at venue.

To register, go to tinyurl.com/bayscore . Includes training/instruction for business plans, cash management, recordkeeping, what a lender looks for and marketing. Luncheon and refreshments sponsored by TDECU.

Halloween Dog Costume Contest

There will be the annual Halloween Costume Contest for dogs on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Market Days on the Square. We will be there and set up by 8 a.m. If you would like to enter the contest just come up to the booth and sign up. You can also purchase some raffle tickets for their 50/50 draw. The contest starts at noon and the drawing for the 50/50 raffle at 11 a.m. The entries will be Best Dog Costume, Best Owner & Pet Costume, Smallest dog, and Largest Dog. Tickets will each be $1 or 6 for $5. Dress up your sweet little four legged babies (and yourself) and come out and join in for a day of fun, laughter, and fellowship. Tell all your friends and hope to see everyone.

October 23

BCHS Class of 1975 reunion

The BCHS Class of 1975 4oth reunion will be Oct. 23-24. Meet for the Homecoming game on Friday followed by a mixer at Fat Grass. Dinner and a dance will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday. Send your $40 per person RSVP to Kim Marceaux at, 2824 Encino, Bay City. For info on Saturday daytime activities, contact Diana Mathis at 979-240-3200 or Karen Cox at karencox79@gmail.com.

October 24

5th Annual Boil Blast

The 5th annual Boil Blast will be Oct. 24 at the Matagorda Fireman’s Hall. Gates open at 10 a.m. with a $5 gate admission and $10 food plates. There will be horseshoe, washer, and cornhole tournaments and men’s and women’s shrimp eating contest. Vendors, raffles, live auctions and live music will be available. For vendor info, contact Teri Treadway at 713-542-6646. For event info, donations, or sponsorship, contact Gina Treybig at 979-241-1534.

October 25

St Peter’s BBQ Turkey and Dressing Dinner

St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blessing will hold their annual Barbecue Turkey and Dressing Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 25. Serving will start at 11 a.m. at the Parish Hall with dine-in or drive thru available. Plates are $10 each. The menu includes barbeque turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, dessert, and tea. The live auction will start at 12:30 p.m. Additionally, there will be a raffle and country store. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to join the parishioners of St. Peter’s Catholic Church for a day of fellowship and fun.

October 27

Go Purple Campaign

The Crisis Center is leading a county wide Go Purple campaign on Oct. 27. They invite all citizens of Matagorda County to join them in stopping the violence by breaking the silence and wearing purple, or displaying a purple ribbon on this day. If you or your business needs purple ribbons please contact heather@crisiscnt.com.

October 31

Fall Festival

Cedar Lane Baptist Church will host their Fall Festival from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The event will be free with hot dogs and chili, hayrides, fun, and games!

November 14

Give Back Fest!

The Give Back Fest, a community event organized by citizens to give back ticket sales to the food banks of Matagorda County and Wharton County, will be from 5 - 10p.m. Nov. 14 at 4521 Avenue F. There will be live music by Sam and the Clams and more. Free door prizes will be presented and as an open event, you are welcome to bring your own ice chest and refreshments.

November 21

Blood Drive

M.D. Anderson will host a Blood Drive from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Bay City Service Center. To make an appointment, call Debby at 979-429-0179.

November 24

VFW 2438 Open House

Philip H. Parker Post 2438 and Auxiliary will host an open house and reception from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 24 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the post. The public is cordially invited to tour the post home at 1672 Highway 60 North and view various exhibits that will be on display.

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