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50 - Plus Programs

  1. Adult Pickleball Open Play

    January 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ San Marcos Activity Center Gym

    We have extended the hours for Adult Pickleball Open Play! It is now offered on Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM– 12:00 Noon and 9:00 – 11:30 AM on Fridays, at the San Marcos Activity Center for ages 18 and up. We have six courts for Pickleball, which has allowed us to designate three courts as competitive courts and three courts as recreation courts. This has helped us accommodate our growing number of advanced and beginner level Pickleball players. Pickleball is free for Activity Center members. Nonmembers will be charged the daily use rate of $3.00 for residents and $4.00 for nonresidents. Paddles and balls are available for those who do not have their own. If you would like to learn more about the sport, you are welcome to attend a session to observe and give it a try, free of charge. For more information, call 512.393.8400.

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  2. Finding Balance

    January 21, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Activity Center

    Don’t miss this great monthly program brought to you by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation in coordination with our new sponsor, Comfort Keepers. This is an exercise class with a focus on balance activities. There are new exercises and activities every class meeting. The purpose of this program is to optimize safety & decrease the risk of falls in the community of retirees. This will improve confidence, improve strength & flexibility, boost your immune system and maintain/ increase mobility for ages 50+for those of all activity levels. The class is offered on the third Tuesday of every month from 2-3 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center. Participants need to wear loose, comfortable clothing with rubber-soled shoes. Sponsored by Comfort Keepers!

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  3. Brain Training with Aging is Cool, Sponsored by WellMed

    January 22, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Activity Center

    Aging is Cool believes that no matter how old you are, you can still learn, be healthy, have fun and make a difference in the world. Whether you just turned 50 or even 90 years old, it’s important to keep your brain healthy and active. Aging is Cool’s Stay Smart series brings together brain training, physical movements and memory techniques to help you maintain and improve mental functioning. Enjoy fun and challenging classes that will keep you mentally sharp no matter your age. We invite you to join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, January 22 from 2-3 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center. Brain Training is a Free event sponsored by WellMed.

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  4. Adult Pickleball Open Play

    January 23, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ San Marcos Activity Center Gym

    We have extended the hours for Adult Pickleball Open Play! It is now offered on Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM– 12:00 Noon and 9:00 – 11:30 AM on Fridays, at the San Marcos Activity Center for ages 18 and up. We have six courts for Pickleball, which has allowed us to designate three courts as competitive courts and three courts as recreation courts. This has helped us accommodate our growing number of advanced and beginner level Pickleball players. Pickleball is free for Activity Center members. Nonmembers will be charged the daily use rate of $3.00 for residents and $4.00 for nonresidents. Paddles and balls are available for those who do not have their own. If you would like to learn more about the sport, you are welcome to attend a session to observe and give it a try, free of charge. For more information, call 512.393.8400.

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  5. 50+ S.M.A.S.H. Bowling Social

    January 23, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sunset Bowling Lanes, 1304 HWY 123, San Marcos, TX

    San Marcos Parks and Recreation and Sunset Bowling Lanes are hosting a SMASH Bowling Social every month. These bowling events are for ages 50 + and will be held from 2-4 PM at Sunset Bowling Lanes, 1304 HWY 123, San Marcos, TX. The fee for this event is $5.00/ person and includes shoe rental and 2 games of bowling. We do ask that you RSVP to nriali@sanmarcostx.gov or call (512) 393-8275 so we can get a head count to reserve enough lanes. The $5.00 cost will be paid to Sunset Bowling on the day of the event. For more information, call 393-8400. WellMed has agreed to sponsor our Bowling Social every other month during the calendar year of 2020 beginning in February. They will sponsor our bowling social on February 20, April 16, June 25, August 20, October 15 and December 17, 2020! Join us for our bowling social during these months and enjoy 2 games of bowling at no cost to you!

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  6. Adult Pickleball Open Play

    January 24, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Marcos Activity Center Gym

    We have extended the hours for Adult Pickleball Open Play! It is now offered on Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM– 12:00 Noon and 9:00 – 11:30 AM on Fridays, at the San Marcos Activity Center for ages 18 and up. We have six courts for Pickleball, which has allowed us to designate three courts as competitive courts and three courts as recreation courts. This has helped us accommodate our growing number of advanced and beginner level Pickleball players. Pickleball is free for Activity Center members. Nonmembers will be charged the daily use rate of $3.00 for residents and $4.00 for nonresidents. Paddles and balls are available for those who do not have their own. If you would like to learn more about the sport, you are welcome to attend a session to observe and give it a try, free of charge. For more information, call 512.393.8400.

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  7. 50+ Duplicate Bridge

    January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Activity Center

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Texas Capital Bridge Association to offer Duplicate Bridge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center. The San Marcos club is a member of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), which has over 167,000 members who play duplicated bridge in 3200 clubs across the United States, Canada and Mexico. To find out more information about the Texas Capital Bridge Association, visit www.austinbridge.org or contact the local TCBA club director, Harry Ingham at 512-392-7612.

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  8. 50+ Game Day Club

    January 27, 2020, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Activity Center

    50+ San Marcos Game Day Club: Meets every Monday- except City Holidays! Join the San Marcos Game Day Club. This social club meets every Monday at the San Marcos Activity Center, Meeting Room 1, from 12:30-4 PM. Game materials for Bridge, Mexican Train Dominoes, Hand & Foot, and 42 are provide. New members are welcome. Pre-Registration is required, same day registration is not allowed. Members, make sure you arrive on time to get in on a game! Call Parks & Recreation at 393-8400.

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  9. Adult Pickleball Open Play

    January 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ San Marcos Activity Center Gym

    We have extended the hours for Adult Pickleball Open Play! It is now offered on Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM– 12:00 Noon and 9:00 – 11:30 AM on Fridays, at the San Marcos Activity Center for ages 18 and up. We have six courts for Pickleball, which has allowed us to designate three courts as competitive courts and three courts as recreation courts. This has helped us accommodate our growing number of advanced and beginner level Pickleball players. Pickleball is free for Activity Center members. Nonmembers will be charged the daily use rate of $3.00 for residents and $4.00 for nonresidents. Paddles and balls are available for those who do not have their own. If you would like to learn more about the sport, you are welcome to attend a session to observe and give it a try, free of charge. For more information, call 512.393.8400.

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  10. Adult Pickleball Open Play

    January 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ San Marcos Activity Center Gym

    We have extended the hours for Adult Pickleball Open Play! It is now offered on Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM– 12:00 Noon and 9:00 – 11:30 AM on Fridays, at the San Marcos Activity Center for ages 18 and up. We have six courts for Pickleball, which has allowed us to designate three courts as competitive courts and three courts as recreation courts. This has helped us accommodate our growing number of advanced and beginner level Pickleball players. Pickleball is free for Activity Center members. Nonmembers will be charged the daily use rate of $3.00 for residents and $4.00 for nonresidents. Paddles and balls are available for those who do not have their own. If you would like to learn more about the sport, you are welcome to attend a session to observe and give it a try, free of charge. For more information, call 512.393.8400.

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  11. Senior Citizen Expo

    January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Activity Center

    You are invited to the 9th Senior Citizen EXPO brought to you by San Marcos Parks and Recreation and the Senior Advisory Board. It will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 10 AM – 2 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center. This FREE event will connect you with goods, services, organizations, discounts, clubs and more in the San Marcos area that serve your needs. There will be vendor booths, freebies, light lunch refreshments, a vendor booklet and door prizes! Come out to discover what our community has for you. For more information or to get a vendor space, call Nick Riali at (512) 393-8275 or email nrial@sanmarcostx.gov.

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  12. Adult Pickleball Open Play

    January 31, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Marcos Activity Center Gym

    We have extended the hours for Adult Pickleball Open Play! It is now offered on Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM– 12:00 Noon and 9:00 – 11:30 AM on Fridays, at the San Marcos Activity Center for ages 18 and up. We have six courts for Pickleball, which has allowed us to designate three courts as competitive courts and three courts as recreation courts. This has helped us accommodate our growing number of advanced and beginner level Pickleball players. Pickleball is free for Activity Center members. Nonmembers will be charged the daily use rate of $3.00 for residents and $4.00 for nonresidents. Paddles and balls are available for those who do not have their own. If you would like to learn more about the sport, you are welcome to attend a session to observe and give it a try, free of charge. For more information, call 512.393.8400.

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  13. 50+ Duplicate Bridge

    January 31, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Activity Center

    The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Texas Capital Bridge Association to offer Duplicate Bridge every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center. The San Marcos club is a member of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), which has over 167,000 members who play duplicated bridge in 3200 clubs across the United States, Canada and Mexico. To find out more information about the Texas Capital Bridge Association, visit www.austinbridge.org or contact the local TCBA club director, Harry Ingham at 512-392-7612.

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Library

  1. Puppet Show! Anansi and the Talking Melon

    January 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    The library puppeteers perform a puppet show for all ages.

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  2. Puppet Show! Anansi and the Talking Melon

    January 21, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    The library puppeteers perform a puppet show for all ages.

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  3. Cuéntame Bilingual Stories

    January 21, 2020, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    For ages 3 to 6. Stories, songs, and learning in English and Spanish. Para niños de 3 a 6 años. Historias, canciones y aprendizaje en inglés y español.

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  4. Puppet Show! Anansi and the Talking Melon

    January 21, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    The library puppeteers perform a puppet show for all ages.

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  5. Computer Class

    January 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Free introductory computer classes in email, Internet searching, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel for adults. Learn how to get started with your iPad or tablet.

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  6. Passport to Reading Challenge & Chat

    January 23, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Join us this month in our Passport to Reading challenge. January’s challenge is to read a book with an animal in it. Both fiction and nonfiction books are welcome! Each Passport participant is invited to briefly present the book they read.

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  7. Creation Station

    January 23, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    This program provides children a chance to explore many art forms. Come stretch your creativity with different art and maker projects each month! All supplies provided. Ages 5-10.

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  8. Tween Bad Art Night

    January 23, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Sometimes it's good to be bad. Bring your creativity, or lack of as the case may be, and use our supplies to create a “disaster-piece!" Participants will have 40 minutes to create something dreadful. Each piece will be displayed and attendees will enjoy light refreshments as they vote for the worst piece of art. The winner will have the distinction of Best Bad Artist and receive a prize! For ages 9-12.

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  9. Teen Bad Art Night

    January 23, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Sometimes it's good to be bad. Bring your creativity, or lack of as the case may be, and use our supplies to create a “disaster-piece!" Participants will have 40 minutes to create something dreadful. Each piece will be displayed and attendees will enjoy light refreshments as they vote for the worst piece of art. The winner will have the distinction of Best Bad Artist and receive a prize! For ages 12-17.

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  10. Puppet Show! Anansi and the Talking Melon

    January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    The library puppeteers perform a puppet show for all ages.

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  11. Puppet Show! Anansi and the Talking Melon

    January 24, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    The library puppeteers perform a puppet show for all ages.

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  12. Baby Storytime

    January 24, 2020, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    An early literacy playgroup for pre-walkers. Join other babies for songs, stories, stretches and playtime!

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  13. Job Search and Résumé Assistance

    January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Applying for work? This program provides hands-on assistance with your job search, including advice on job seeking, résumé and cover letter writing, networking, and how to apply for jobs. No registration required. This service is free.

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  14. Too Much Stuff? Organizing and Downsizing Tips

    January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Let’s talk how to simplify in the new decade! Julie K. from Designs by Jujubz, LLC will be presenting a free session on tips for organizing and downsizing. If simplifying and decluttering are on your mind, this is the session for you!

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  15. Storytime

    January 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

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  16. Storytime

    January 28, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

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  17. Cuéntame Bilingual Stories

    January 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    For ages 3 to 6. Stories, songs, and learning in English and Spanish. Para niños de 3 a 6 años. Historias, canciones y aprendizaje en inglés y español.

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  18. Microsoft Office Certification Registration (Part 1)

    January 28, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    You must attend Part 2 on January 30. Free classes meet Monday through Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. from February 3 to May 28. This class will cover: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, typing, business letters and e-mails, copiers, phones, scanners, fax machines, resumes, and interviewing.

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  19. Computer Class

    January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Free introductory computer classes in email, Internet searching, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel for adults. Learn how to get started with your iPad or tablet.

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  20. Jennifer’s Book Chat

    January 29, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    The goal of Jennifer's Book Chat is to discover books and authors we didn't know we'd love. Staff member Jennifer will announce a surprise topic each month, and together we'll select books to discuss at the upcoming meeting. Serious readers, this program is for you.

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  21. Early Explorers

    January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Come join us for a world of exploration! We’ll read books on a different country each month, followed by a fun craft or activity that will bring the country and its culture to life. Ages 3-5.

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  22. Microsoft Office Certification Registration (Part 2)

    January 30, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    You must have attended Part 1 on January 28. Free classes meet Monday through Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. from February 3 to May 28. This class will cover: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, typing, business letters and e-mails, copiers, phones, scanners, fax machines, resumes, and interviewing.

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  23. Elementary Explorers

    January 30, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Come join us for a world of exploration! We’ll read books on a different country each month, followed by a fun craft or activity that will bring the country and its culture to life. Ages 5-10.

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  24. Master Gardeners: Planting a Perennial Garden for Spring

    January 30, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Perennial gardens can transform any space with colors, textures, and dimension to enjoy year after year. However, “perennial” is not synonymous with “work free.” Taking the time to plan all aspects of your garden can reduce the effort and is the first step in your long-term relationship with your thriving garden. Presented by Connie Wierman.

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  25. Storytime

    January 31, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

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  26. Storytime

    January 31, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library

    Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

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  27. Baby Storytime

    January 31, 2020, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library

    An early literacy playgroup for pre-walkers. Join other babies for songs, stories, stretches and playtime!

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Main Calendar

  1. City Council Work Session & Executive Session

    January 21, 2020, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ City Hall

    Keep up with local government and make your voice heard by participating in our city council meetings! Council meetings are regularly held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6 pm. Citizens are welcome to attend the meeting in-person, or can view the live stream online at http://sanmarcostx.gov/421/City-Council-Videos-Archives/. View meeting agendas at http://sanmarcostx.gov/AgendaCenter Take a moment to review our City Council Meetings Rules at http://sanmarcostx.gov/411/Council-Meetings-Rules.

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  2. City Council Meeting

    January 21, 2020, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Hall

    Keep up with local government and make your voice heard by participating in our city council meetings! Council meetings are regularly held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6 pm. Citizens are welcome to attend the meeting in-person, or can view the live stream online at http://sanmarcostx.gov/421/City-Council-Videos-Archives/. View meeting agendas at http://sanmarcostx.gov/AgendaCenter Take a moment to review our City Council Meetings Rules at http://sanmarcostx.gov/411/Council-Meetings-Rules.

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  3. Cemetery Commission Meeting

    January 22, 2020, 5:15 PM @ Grant Harris Jr. Building

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  4. San Marcos Public Library Board Meeting

    January 27, 2020, 5:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library, Small Conference Room

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  5. Transit Strategic Plan Public Outreach

    January 28, 2020, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Texas State University Quad

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  6. Transit Strategic Plan Public Outreach

    January 28, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ San Marcos Intermodal Station

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  7. San Marcos Housing Authority Meeting

    January 28, 2020, 5:30 PM @ San Marcos Housing Authority Central Office

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  8. Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

    January 28, 2020, 6:00 PM @ City Hall

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  9. Transit Strategic Plan Public Outreach

    January 28, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Multi-Purpose Room, San Marcos Activity Center

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