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Posted on: October 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] November Parks & Recreation 50+ Programming

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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 p.m. 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.

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 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 or contact the local TCBA club director, Harry Ingham at 512-392-7612.

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 noon and 9 to 11:30 a.m. 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, November 7, 2019

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 to 3 p.m.. FREE! For more information, call 393-8400.

Finding Balance: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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 p.m. 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: November 21, 2019

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 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!

Holiday Dance for Adults with Disabilities: Friday, November 22, 2019

Join us for a holiday themed dance party with door prizes and a DJ. Concessions will be available. Participants that require assistance must be accompanied by an assistant. San Marcos Activity Center from 7-10 p.m. For ages 18+, no one under 18 is allowed. Admission is FREE! Call 393-8400 for more information.


SMASH Theatre Social at Texas StatePatti 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 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.

October 29 - November 3: The Survivors / Los Sobrevivientes, by Katie Bender, directed by Jerry Ruiz. Based on historical documents, The Survivors / Los Sobrevivientes traces the story of a small cadre of women who survived the battle of the Alamo. It’s an epic drama told by a diverse group of people who didn’t make it into the history books.

November 19-24: Little Women (The Musical), by Knee, Dickstein and Howland (Harrison) directed by Alex Rodriguez. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of four sisters - Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March, as Jo, a writer with aspirations, weaves the story of their experiences growing up in Civil War America.

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