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August 17, 2017
625 E. Hopkins St.
August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017
100 Carlson Circle
August 21, 2017
625 E. Hopkins St.
August 21, 2017
100 Carlson Circle
August 25, 2017
501 E Hopkins Street
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August 17, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Activity Center
We now have six courts available for Pickleball. This has helped us accommodate our increasing number of participants while eliminating the wait time between games. Adult Pickleball open play is offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the San Marcos Activity Center!
August 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sunset Bowling Lanes
Join us every month for a SMASH Social Club, Bowling Social. Due to popular demand, this yearly event has become a monthly program! The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation and Sunset Bowling Lanes are hosting a 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 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. Bring a friend, it will be a SMASH!
August 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Activity Center
August 21, 2017, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Activity Center
50+ Game Day: Held every Monday- except City Holidays!
What is Mexican Train Dominoes? Come find out and join us for games and fun! We provide light refreshments and game materials for Bridge, Mexican Train Dominoes, Hand & Foot, and 42. Bring a potluck lunch item or snack to share if you’d like. Arrive on time to get in on a game! San Marcos Activity Center, Meeting Room 1, from 12:30-4 PM. FREE! Call Parks & Recreation at 393-8400.
August 21, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Activity Center
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 from 2-4 PM. Each event features a different theme and guests are encouraged to participate in the fun.
Senior Day Dance, August 21, 2017 – Wear your formal attire. Dress up to celebrate Senior Day!
August 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Activity Center
August 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Activity Center
August 25, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Activity Center
August 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Activity Center
Western 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.
August 28, 2017, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Activity Center
August 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Activity Center
August 31, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Activity Center
August 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
We are having our annual Empty the Shelter event! We will have vendors, special events and adoption specials for everyone who walks through our doors!
August 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The San Marcos Animal Shelter is preparing for their third Biannual Shelter Game Night. The event will be on Friday, Aug. 25, from 6-9 p.m. at the San Marcos Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive.
The event features many rounds of Bingo, baked goods and drinks. Prizes are from local businesses such as Urban Bricks Pizza, Blue Dahlia Bistro, and Insomnia Cookies.
The grand prize is a pet adoption package, with a leash, collar, and Guardian Angel placement to sponsor an adoption.
Bingo cards will be for sale at the event. This first card will cost $10, additional cards $5. The shelter will accept cash, check or card.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Guardian Angel Program, which sponsors adoptions for pets with special needs or long-term residents.
For more information, visit the shelter’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SanMarcosAnimalShelter.
August 22, 2017, 6:00 PM @ City Hall
An informational presentation to the Planning Commission concerning the new buffer and transition tools implemented in Code SMTX
August 21, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
To help the citizens of San Marcos be aware of the services that the Fire Department provides, increase fire and life safety awareness, and promote a positive image of the department to the community.
August 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Fire Station #5
August 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - August 25, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Fire Station #5
The Instructor Program is a comprehensive fire instructor training program offered by TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute to all Texas fire service personnel. The program consists of NFPA 1040-based Instructor courses (Instructor I & II).
August 17, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
August 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library
Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun. Storytimes are led by librarians and are tailored for early childhood literacy development. Make sure to check out books each week to practice skills learned, and to make reading a fun part of your child’s day. Storytime is recommended for caregivers with children ages 0 to 6.
August 18, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library
For ages 2 to 6.
Stories, songs, and learning in English and Spanish.
Historias, canciones y aprendizaje en inglés y español.
August 20, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
The library and the San Marcos Board Game Group invite families to play light strategy board games. Learn a new game or bring an old favorite to share with the group. No experience necessary.
August 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
Let's watch the eclipse together! Come at noon for instruction on viewing safety; stay to see the biggest crescent at 1:10 p.m. Solar glasses will be handed out while supplies last.
August 21, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
Teens ages 12-17 are invited to be part of a library leadership program. If you are able to commit at least one hour per month, and are ready to respect the opinions of others, ask for an application at the information desk. New members welcome.
August 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun. Storytimes are led by librarians and are tailored for early childhood literacy development. Make sure to check out books each week to practice skills learned, and to make reading a fun part of your child’s day. Toddler time at 10 AM is recommended for ages 0-2 and Storytime at 11 AM is recommended for ages 3-6. Families are welcome to come to whatever time meets their needs.
August 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ San Marcos Public Library
The library offers free computer classes each Wednesday in basic computing skills, Internet, email, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. You can also get help with your tablet. Looking to apply for a job? We're here to help with resumes and online applications.
August 23, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ San Marcos Public Library
Although Texans voted overwhelmingly for secession, there was a considerable number of Texans who did not share that opinion, not just Sam Houston. Unionism, dissent, and resistance, were not all the same thing, and these attitudes expressed themselves in a variety of ways among every Texas population then in existence, even among slaveholders and multi-generation Southerners. Anti-Confederate and anti-secession attitudes were held by whites, blacks, and Mexican and German Texans. This presentation provides an overview of these other sides of Civil War Texas and explains why we should not view the Civil War as having started in 1861 and ended in 1865. Presented by Dr. Jesús F. de la Teja.
Lone Star Unionism Dissent, and Resistance: Other Sides of Civil War Texas, edited by Dr. De la Teja will be available for purchase for $20 (cash or check only).
August 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
Learning English? Practice conversation skills. No registration required. Everyone is welcome.
August 23, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
August 24, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
Working in nonprofits or community organizations can mean you wear many hats. If you create fliers or other print materials for your group, come to this program to learn design best practices. Local graphic designer Lauren Mikiten will teach the basics of graphic design and show you how to turn a poorly designed flier into a well-designed one.
August 24, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
The coolest part about bugs (and other arthropods) is the amazing diversity you can find in small spaces, such as backyard gardens. Butterflies, moths, iridescent beetles, and colorful bugs are just a few of the common insects that can be found in backyard spaces. Bug expert Gabby Cole will discuss the differences between "good" and "bad" bugs, and how you can attract and identify the cool native arthropods of San Marcos.
August 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library
August 25, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ San Marcos Public Library
August 26, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
Meet local writers, get writing tips, publishing info, buy and sell.
An educational event for the public to learn the various aspects of writing, branding, marketing, and generating sales from an interesting panel discussion. Some self-published authors will have space for displays with contact and selling information.
August 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
Community Action, Inc offers free classes for GED test preparation at the San Marcos Public Library. You must register before attending classes. Registration is a two day process and attendance on both days is necessary to complete assessment. Each session is two to three hours long. Show up at 9 am or 1 pm on August 28 & 29 to complete registration process.
August 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
August 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ San Marcos Public Library
August 30, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ San Marcos Public Library
The presentation will cover the science of forensic anthropology and the unique way it is practiced here in San Marcos at the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS). FACTS houses the largest human decomposition facility in the world. The Forensic Anthropologists who work for FACTS focus on human decomposition studies, vulture scavenging, humanitarian outreach in South Texas, and educating the next generation of forensic scientists. NOTE: This presentation includes some intense photos and is NOT suitable for ages under 15. Presented by Sophia Mavroudas.
August 30, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
August 30, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
August 31, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ San Marcos Public Library
So much flavor, so much fun! The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation and the San Marcos Public Library are partnering up to bring you another San Marcos Active Senior Hotspot (SMASH) Social Club event. This FREE Ice Cream Social is for ages 50+ and will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 1-3 PM at the Public Library. Cool off and enjoy a FREE ice cream bowl and music entertainment by Tracy Weinberg while being familiarized to services and programs for seniors, offered by the Public Library. Come out and get introduced to new people and fun activities near you!
August 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Dunbar Park
Party in Your Park is a series of events that will bring positive attention to the city’s neighborhood parks throughout the year. This family-friendly event is free and features healthy snacks, games, music and more.
August 14, 2017, 7:30 AM - August 18, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Dunbar Recreation Center
Daytripper Camp is a week full of fun. City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is offering this camp for ages 7-14 (they can be 6 if they have completed the first grade). This camp cost $115 for residents and $130 for non-residents, this includes lunch and a various field trip each day to the Thinkery, EVO, and many other exciting places. Registration begins on April 3 for residents and April 24 for non-residents. Camp runs from 7:30 AM-5:30 PM, Mon-Fri at the Dunbar Recreation Center. Lunches are provided by SMCISD and one field trip each day is included in camp fees. Please call 512.393.8400 for more information. You can sign up in person at 401 E. Hopkins Street.
August 22, 2017, 6:00 PM @ City Hall: Council Chambers