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Sept. 26, 2012 at 4:26 a.m.

Sept. 28

Charity Bingo

WHAT: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2438 conducts charity bingo every Friday and Sunday evening. The money is distributed to worthy causes in the area.

WHEN: 6-9:30 p.m., every Friday and Sunday

WHERE: VFW Post 2438, state Highway 60N.

INFO: For more information call 979-244-4289.

Sept. 29

Matagorda Day Boil Blast

WHAT: Shrimp eating contest and horseshoe contest with cash prizes at Matagorda Fireman's Hall in Matagorda. Live music all day including Larry Joe Taylor, Deryl Dodd and the Mike McClure Band.

Sponsored by Matagorda Seafood Fest, Histori cal Society and Matagorda VFD.

WHERE: Matagorda Fireman's Hall in Matagorda

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday

INFO: Contact Gina Treybig at 979-241-1534.

Quickbooks 2012

WHAT: Hands-on instruction to learn this program

WHEN: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Business Development Center, 1900 5th Street.

COST: Registration is $99 and includes instruction, manual, light lunch and follow up after class

INFO: Must pre-register and pay to attend. Call 979-320-4085 for question or register.

Larry Joe Taylor Live

WHAT: Larry Joe Taylor will be performing with Deryl Dodd and the Mike McClure Band.

WHERE: Poco Playa, 582 Fisher St.

WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Saturday

COST: $15 advance purchase and $20 at the door

INFO: Advance tickets are available at Poco Playa or at Happy Radio by calling 979-863-7308.

Sept. 30

Al-Anon Family Group

WHAT: Are you affected by someone else's drinking? You have choices and the Al-Anon Family Group is there to help.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. every Sunday

WHERE: 2701 Ave. H, Bay City

INFO: For more information, call Sheri at 979-429-1166

Oct. 2

Matagorda County Retired Teachers' Association

WHAT: The Matagorda County Retired Teachers' Association will meeet to listen to Sen. Glenn Hegar give a speech.

WHEN: Noon, Oct. 2

WHERE: Van Vleck Community Center, 86 Ave. F.

INFO: For more information call 979-245-5109

Oct. 3

MEHOP Confidential STD and HIV Screening

WHAT: Ages 14 and up, the Texas Department of State Health Services will be giving free screenings.

WHERE: 101 Avenue F, Bay City

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday

INFO: For more information call 979-245-2566. Walk-ins are welcome. No appointments necessary.

Oct. 5

Texas-Three-Some Fishing Tourney

WHAT: Bring your own beer at the Captain's party at the Matagorda Fireman's Hall.

WHEN: Oct.5 is the tourney and Oct. 6 is the weigh in

WHERE: Matagorda Fireman's Hall in Matagorda

COST: The fishing tourney costs $50 for entries and that includes a dinner at the Captain's party. For teams the charge is $100.

INFO: For more information call Laura Marhsall at 979-429-1203, Christina Warmke at 979-557-3769 or Gayle Krejci at 713-306-1544. Money raised goes toward the Latch Key Kids of Matagorda.

Oct. 6

Fish Fry

WHAT: MEHOP and the First Presbyterian church of Bay City have partnered to host a fundraiser to launch a local aid program called Diaper Bank.

WHERE: 2216 Avenue H, Bay City

WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 6

COST: Tickets are $8 per plate and can be picked up at Bay City Plumbing or by members of the church.

Sargent's 8th annual Octoberfish

WHAT: 8th annual Octoberfish held by the chamber of commerce.

WHEN: 6-11 a.m. Oct. 6

WHERE: Sting Rae's Grill in Sargent

INFO: For more information, call Tiger Lane at 979-429-3002 or Hanke Sandefer at 979-429-1674.

Fishing Tournament

WHAT: A free fishing tournament for kids age 4-17. Trophies, raffle prizes, iddie rides and face painting. It is hosted by local law enforcements agencies. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls

Club of Bay City and Matagorda County.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6

Oct. 7

Wendel Family Reunion

WHAT: Lucille Wendel Michna is look ing for family members for the Wendel Family reunion, which will be celebrating 160 years of Texas-born ancestors.

WHEN: Oct. 7

WHERE: St. Roch's Catholic Church in Mentz in Cat Spring.

INFO: For more information contact Michna at or directly at 979-648-2264

Fall Festival and Turkey Dinner

WHAT: Holy Cross Catholic Church is serving turkey and dressing dinner with all the trimmings.

WHEN: 11 a.m-1 p.m. Oct. 7

WHERE: Knight of Columbus Hall in Bay City

COST: $8 per plate

INFO: For orders of 15 plates or more or for more information, call the office at 979-245-6379.

Oct. 13

Monterey Square Wine and Arts Fair

WHAT: The Monterey Square Wine and Arts Fair

WHEN: 3-9 p.m. Oct. 13

WHERE: Wharton

INFO: The fair will feature Haak Winery and Vineyar from Santa Fe, Texas. There will also be food music and artwork.

Meet and Greet

WHAT: Come out and visit Republican candidate for Matagorda County Attorney Denise Fortenberry. Free ice cream floats will be served.

WHEN: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 13

WHERE: Palacios Railroad Park, Palacios

Annual Fundraiser

WHAT: The Glen Flora Volunteer Fire Department will be serving beef/chicken enchilada casserole dinner with sides. A beer garden will be open and drive-thru is available.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Oct. 13

WHERE: Crescent Fairground - Glen Flora

COST: $7.50 advance tickets and $8 at the door. A $5 dance will also be happening.

INFO: Music will be performed by Odessa-Country/Polka. For more information call Frank at 979-453-1345.

Oct. 20

17th Annual Bay City Bull Blast

WHAT: Presented by the Matagorda County Fair Association, the bull blast features 30 championship bull riders, mutton bustin' and junior steer sadling.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 20

WHERE: Matagorda County Fairgrounds, 2604 Nichols Ave.

COST: Adult tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Children's tickets are $7 in advancea and $10 at the door.

Bay City Blackcat Baseball Golf Tournament

WHAT: Proceeds going to new uniforms and equpiment in this 4-man scramble. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third places. Don Davis of Bay City will be selling chances to win a truck with a hole-in-one.

WHERE: Bay City Country Club

WHEN: 8 a.m. Oct. 20

COST: $200 per team, $100 to sponsor a hole.

INFO: To sign up or sponsor a hole, call Martha Cashion at 979-557-6859.

Bay City Market Days

WHAT: Bay City Market Days will be back featuring may area businesses.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m-4 p.m. Oct. 20

WHERE: Bay City Square

INFO: For booth information call Bay City Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-806-8333

Oct. 27

Goblin Gallop 5K and 10K run/walk

WHAT: A certified 5K or 10K run/walk and family stroll. Costumes are optional.

WHERE: Matagorda County Courthouse Square, Bay City

WHEN: 6:30 a.m. Oct. 27

COST: Entry cost varies

INFO: For more information call Paty Curry at 979-245-3056

Hot Breakfast

WHAT: St. Mark's Episcopal Church serves a hot breakfast every Friday.

WHEN: 8-9 a.m. every Friday

Young Active Professionals Meeting

WHAT: The next Young Active Professionals Social is coming up. Appetizers will be served.

WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Poco Playa Restaurant Bar and Village, 582 Fisher Street

Matagorda County Family Fun Day

WHAT: The free Matagorda County Family Fun Day has something for everyone, from food, entertainment and games to community resources and door prizes.

WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 27

WHERE: LeTulle Park, West Highway 35

Nov. 3

USO Tribute Dance

WHAT: The Service Center/USO building will host "The USO Tribute Dance - A Canteen Social." This is celebration of the re-opening of the Service Center/USO Building at 2105 Ave. M and 7th Street.

The dance also raises funds to the complete the project. The theme is 40s and the amount needed to be raised is $150,000 to finish the renovation. People can bid on silent/live auction. Entertainment will be by the Boogie Woogie Babes and the Knights of Dixie Orchestra with adult beverages and canteen food.

WHEN: 7-11 p.m. Nov. 3

WHERE: Service Center/USO Building, 2105 Ave. M.

COST: Tickets are $35, adult beverages are extra.

Bright Minds Scholarship Dinner and Dance

WHAT: The Bright Minds Scholarship Dinner and Dance featuring five-time grammy winner BJ Thomas appearing with The Triumphs. The proceeds go to Wharton and Boling High School Senior scholarships.

WHERE: Wharton Civic Center, Wharton

WHEN: 6 p.m.-Midnight Nov. 3

COST: $50 per person

INFO: For ticket and table reservations or information call David Gilbert at 979-532-5964 or Hollis Yackel at 979-677-3344.

Nov. 17

Bay City Market Days

WHAT: Bay City Market Days will be back featuring may area businesses.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m-4 p.m. Nov. 17

WHERE: Bay City Square

INFO: For booth information call Bay City Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-806-8333



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