50+ Duplicate Bridge
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.
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.
Adult Pickleball – Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
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. 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) 393-8275.
50+ Monthly Bingo – Thursday, February 6, 2020
Experience the thrill of winning and the joy of getting together with others! Each month we provide Bingo with great prizes, and light refreshments. Come join the fun B-4, during, and after! If you would like to play more games, please help us by bringing some prizes we can use. Thank you to everyone who has brought prizes. Location: San Marcos Activity Center from 2-3 PM. FREE! For more information, call 393-8400.
Sweetheart’s Dance for Adults with Disabilities – Friday, February 7, 2020
Valentine themed dance party with door prizes and DJ! Concessions will be available. Participants that require assistance must be accompanied by an assistant.
San Marcos Activity Center from 7-10 PM. Ages 18+ Admission is FREE!
Call 393-8400 for more information.
Social Spin – Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) in partnership with the City of San Marcos, presents the Social Spin. The Social Spin is a free CREATION Health dance and mixer for active retirees. This mixer is designed to encourage a healthy celebration of activity, healthy refreshments and developing more interpersonal relationships among the area’s retirees. These gatherings are held every other month at the San Marcos Activity Center, located at 501 East Hopkins Street. Each event features a different theme and guests are encouraged to participate in the fun. The next Social Spin has Valentine’s Theme, and takes place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Grab your friends to celebrate a day of love and laughter. Dress up in your pink and red finery to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
50+ SMASH Sack Lunch Social and Bingo – Thursday, February 13, 2020
Join us for our new luncheon program, SMASH Sack Lunch Social and Bingo! Each meeting, participants will need to bring their own sack lunch to eat while socializing with friends before we play Bingo. Beverages will be provided as well as bingo prizes. Location: San Marcos Activity Center from 12-2 PM. FREE! For more information, call 393-8400.
21st Annual Golden Sweethearts Ball – Friday, February 14, 2020
San Marcos Parks & Recreation invites you to come to the 21st Annual Golden Sweethearts Ball from 6 PM - 10 PM on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the San Marcos Activity Center. This is a special Valentine’s Celebration for couples and singles ages 50 and up in San Marcos and surrounding communities. It will include an elegant dance with music by Sound Experience, a catered dinner and great door prizes. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. Attire is dressy to semi-formal. Advance tickets ONLY! They are available at the San Marcos Activity Center at 501 East Hopkins, The Parks and Recreation Main office at 401 East Hopkins, by calling 512.393.8400 or visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/sanmarcostx and search “Golden”. You can start purchasing your tickets today. If you purchase your tickets before February 10, the price is $16.00. From February 10-12, the price will be $20.00, so buy your tickets early. All ticket sales are final. Seating is limited, so do not wait! The deadline is Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Call 393-8400 for more information.
Finding Balance – Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Don’t miss this great monthly program brought to you by the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation in coordination with 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. Finding Balance is offered on the third Tuesday of every month at 2:00 PM at the Activity Center Participants need to wear loose/ stretchy comfortable clothing with rubber soled shoes. Sponsored by Comfort Keepers!
50+ S.M.A.S.H. Bowling Social – February 20, 2020
Join us every month for a SMASH Social Club, Bowling Social. The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation and Sunset Bowling Lanes are hosting a Bowling Social each 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. This specific Bowling Social is sponsored by WellMed. You will be able to attend at no charge to you! Bring a friend, it will be a SMASH!
SMASH Theatre Social at Texas State: Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Great news! Texas State’s Department of Theatre and Dance will continue to offer a Senior Rate for all of their theatre performances. Ticket prices are $15 for Wednesday – Sunday performances (price includes a $2 processing fee). There is a special $12.00 Senior Price for Tuesdays only (opening night). You do not need a code for this Tuesday only senior price. You will need to purchase tickets on your own from Texas State! It is suggested to purchase tickets online in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com. A live box office will be open one hour before each show. Discounted parking passes are available for the Edward Gary Street Garage for $6.00. These can be purchased online with your order, or purchased on the day of the show at the box office. Feel free to contact Texas State’s box office at 512-245-6513 with any questions regarding the purchasing of tickets. SMASH Theatre Socials are brought to you by San Marcos Parks and Recreation in coordination with Texas State’s Department of Theatre and Dance.
Dates are subject to change. Winter and Spring Performances include:
William Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE Directed by Chuck Ney Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre February 11-16
Life Long Learning – Register Now!
San Marcos Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Life Long Learning of San Marcos is once again offering new Life Long Learning courses for the greater San Marcos area. The classes are primarily for those age 50 and above, but adults of any age are welcome to register. To REGISTER or for more information on the classes, please stop by the Activity Center at 501 East Hopkins, The Parks and Recreation Main office at 401 East Hopkins, Call 512.393.8400 or visit www.sanmarcostx.gov/activeSMTX and search LLL for Life Long Learning courses. A minimum number of registrants is required for these classes.
1. Chemistry in the Kitchen
Thursdays: February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 5 and 12 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the San Marcos Activity Center. Cost is $25.00 and is presented by Marianne Reese.
2. “Remember the Ladies” A Brief History of Women in America Before 1920
Wednesdays: March 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center. Cost is $40.00 and is presented by Jo Snider.
3. Your Personal Universe: Learn to See the Universe Differently - Part Two: Modern Physics
Tuesdays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center. Cost is $25.00 and is presented by Russell Doescher
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