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Posted on: February 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of San Marcos 50+ Events for March 2020

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 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.

Free Blood Pressure Clinic: Thursday, March 5, 2019

Come have your blood pressure and pulse checked for FREE! Everyone needs to keep up with this important information!  Encompass Health - Home Health is hosting this FREE blood pressure clinic at the Activity Center before Bingo.  The Clinic will be from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Activity Center.  There is no registration required. Please call 393-8400 if you have any questions. 

50+ Monthly Bingo: Thursday, March 5, 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.

50+ SMASH Sack Lunch Social and Bingo Thursday, March 12, 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. 

50+ S.M.A.S.H.  Bowling Social – March 19, 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 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!

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 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.

Texas State Opera Theatre

- CENDRILLON (CINDERELLA) by Jules Massenet 

Directed by James Bennett II Patti Strickel 

Harrison Theatre 

March 26-29


- THE OTHER SHORE by Gao Xingian 

Directed by Yong Suk 

Theatre Center Mainstage 

March 31 - April 5


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 and search LLL for Life Long Learning courses.  A minimum number of registrants is required for these classes to make.

1. “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.                           

2.  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                          

3.  Survival Spanish II  

Mondays & Wednesdays March 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, and 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center. Cost is $40.00 and is presented by Seth Worley.                                         



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