CALHOUN COUNTY

PORT LAVACA

  • Memorial Medical Hospital’s Program Hope’s Chris Kovarek will discuss many of the changes seen in the aging population from 3 to 4 p.m. May 23 at Trinity Shores, 201 Trinity Shores Drive. Topics include the importance of socialization to the many benefits of staying active. Refreshments will be served.
  • Lavaca Bay Foundation Meeting is at 6 p.m. May 23 at Nautical Landings Community Room, 106 S. Commerce St. This month, James Dodson will talk about the lessons learned in the establishment, development and activities of the San Antonio Bay Partnership.

PORT O’CONNOR

  • A kids fishing tournament and kite flying contest will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25 at King Fisher Beach. Bring the kids for a morning fishing tournament from 8 to 11 a.m. for children ages 3-12. Entry is free and bait will be provided. The kite flying contest begins at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome with either homemade or bought kites.
  • A beginner paddling class will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 26. Practice paddling in the calm waters of Boggy Nature Park with experienced leaders. Lunch and an ecology talk will be provided.

DEWITT COUNTY

CUERO

  • Cuero Downtown Farmers Market Days is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 at 210 E. Main St. Shop for fresh vegetables, meats, eggs, jelly and wine under the shaded and cooled Market Pavilion.
  • Hero Appreciation Day will be celebrated at Partners Chevrolet Buick GMC on May 25. The invocation will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by the playing of taps. There will also be performances by the Cuero High School Trotters, kid’s activities, live music, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and snow cones, door prizes and toilet bowl races.
  • The Cuero Municipal Pool and Splashpad will open May 25. The pool is open from noon to 9 p.m. and the splashpad is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Friday and Saturday hours are noon-6:30 p.m., pool and 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. splashpad. The pool and splashpad are open noon-6:30 p.m. on Sundays.
  • Cuero Public Library is hosting its annual Scholastic Book Fair May 27-June 5. For more information, call the library at 361-275-2854.
  • Join the Cuero Chamber of Commerce for Fun After 5, May 30 at A Special Stitch, 106 E. Main St.
  • South Texas Strutters will hold a recital at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Cuero Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10.

YOAKUM

  • Yoakum High School graduation is at 8 p.m. May 24 at the Yoakum High School stadium.

YORKTOWN

  • Yorktown High graduation is 8 p.m. May 24 at the Wildcat Stadium, South Range Street at West Fourth Street. Alternate location in case of rain is Yorktown High School gym/auditorium.
  • Abandoned Yorktown Hospital Overnight Ghost Hunt is from 8 p.m. May 24 to 10 a.m. May 25 at the Yorktown Memorial Hospital, 728 W. Main St. Buy tickets at hauntedrooms.com.
  • Vickie Cross will sing country oldies to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 25 at Aunt Di’s Kountry Kitchen, 606 E. Main St. in Yorktown. All tip bucket contributions will be matched by the artist.

GOLIAD COUNTY

GOLIAD

  • A benefit to help Penny Lou get a service dog will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25 at 646 W. High St. in Goliad. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at Goliad Chamber of Commerce, Goliad Golf Club or by visiting fackbook.com/pennyspal. Plates include brisket, German poatoes and green beans prepared by Joe’s Cook Shack. Penny is a Goliad toddler who was born with a rare genetic disorder called CDKL5, which causes her to have multiple seizures of various types and she does not respond to traditional medicine.
  • The Mollie B Polka Show is live at Schroeder Dance Hall, 12516 Farm-to-Market Road 622, from 3 to 7 p.m. May 26. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information or to order tickets call 361-573-7002 or email Kelsey@schroederhall.com. Tickets are also available at schroederhall.com and some local outlets. The hall offers for purchase beer, wine, setups, snacks and the kitchen is open, bring your own liquor but no outside food.
  • Check out Wayback Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Presidio La Bahia. The history of Presidio La Bahia is brought to life every Wednesday during the months of June and July. Visit with living historians as they bring the past to life. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $2 for children 6-11, under 6 are free.

GANADO

  • Ganado Farmers & Handmade Market is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25 at 111 S. Third St. There will be a variety of vendors with handmade, homegrown items.

LAVACA COUNTY

HALLETTSVILLE

  • Sacred Heart Parish is having its Spring 2019 Picnic May 26 at the Hallettsville KC Hall. Dinner is served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Plates to go are available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes country fried chicken, stew, homemade cornbread dressing with all the trimmings. Plates are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and younger. Other activities include cake walk, country store and a religious articles booth. Bingo is from noon to 6 p.m., washer pitching tournament begins at 5 p.m. and the auction begins at 1 p.m. Hamburgers, french fries, nachoes, popcorn, funnel cakes, snow cones and more will be available to purchase all afternoon. Live music is provided throughout the day by J&S Playboys, Texas Sound Czechs and Red Ravens.

SHINER

  • Shiner Catholic Church will hold its 33rd annual Spring Picnic May 26 at the KC Park, 103 S. Avenue G in Shiner. Dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Plates to-go will be available from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. or until sold out at the Kaspar Pavilion in Green-Dickson Park. Other attractions of the day include a country store opening at 9 a.m.; live music all day featuring the Shiner Hobos, Mark Halata and Texavia, Chris Rybak and The Emotions; an auction; arts and crafts booths; bingo from 3 to 7 p.m.; grocery wheel, plant and cake wheels, ball throw, fish pond, ring toss, wheel of fortune, a petting zoo, and other games for children. For more information, visit sscmshiner.org or call the parish office at 361- 594-3836.

YOAKUM

  • The Yoakum Tom Tom Festival is May 30-June 1 at the Yoakum Community Center and in Yoakum City Park. Yoakum Tom Tom Pageant at 6:30 p.m. May 30 at the Yoakum Community Center. On May 31, the carnival begins at 6 p.m. and team roping at 7:30 p.m., a kiddie parade will be at 6 p.m. downtown, there will be barbecue cookoff and the rodeo begins at 8 p.m. in the park. The Tom Tom Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, downtown. Events in the park open after the parade, around 11 a.m. There is a $5 fee at the gate beginning at 7 p.m. for the live music by Damon Curtis and Jason Cassidy. There will be live music throughout the event by the Los Kolaches, Nathan Colt Young, Dawson DeBord and the Shiner Hobo Band.
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