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Posted on: July 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] San Marcos Parks and Recreation 50+ Programs for August

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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 provided. 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 10:00 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.

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 a.m.– 12:00 Noon and 9:00 – 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.

Free Video Otoscopy (ear examination): Thursday, August 1

Texan Renew Hearing Center will be conducting free video Otoscopy (ear examination) at the San Marcos Activity Center from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, before Bingo. They will be looking for excess wax buildup or abnormalities within the ear. There is no registration required. Please call 393-8400 if you have any questions.

50+ Monthly Bingo: Thursday, August 1, 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 2-3 p.m. FREE! For more information, call 393-8400.

50+ SMASH Sack Lunch Social and Bingo: Thursday, August 15, 2019

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

Finding Balance: Tuesday, August 20, 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 in 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 p.m. at the Activity Center Participants need to wear loose/ stretchy comfortable clothing with rubber-soled shoes. Sponsored by Comfort Keepers!

7th Annual Senior Day Dance: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) and The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation are co-hosting a FREE Senior Day Dance for ages 50 + on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, located at 501 East Hopkins. This mixer is designed to encourage a healthy celebration of activity, healthy refreshments and developing more interpersonal relationships among the area’s retirees. Dress up and celebrate Senior Citizens Day! Also taking place during the Senior Day Dance, the San Marcos Senior Citizen Advisory Board will be presenting the second “San Marcos Community Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award” to a well-deserving, local individual. Enjoy music, snacks door prizes and meet new friends at this FREE event, a great Creation Health activity!

50+ S.M.A.S.H. Bowling Social – August 22, 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 p.m. 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 headcount 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!

Western Dance for Adults with Disabilities: Friday, August 30, 2019

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 p.m. Ages 18+ Admission is FREE! 

Call 393-8400 for more information. 

Life-Long Learning: Register Now!

The City of 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 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. Oil Painting: A Traditional Approach – Art Class 

Fridays: Aug 23, 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (with 1 hour for lunch) at the Cephas House. Cost is $65.00 and is presented by Roxana Tuff                                                                                                            

2. Genealogy Research Tip: Learn How to Use the Cluster Research Technique  

Tuesdays: September 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center. The cost is $40.00 and is presented by Cindy Foreman.     

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