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October 2018

Photography with Phones

October 31, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Kevin Huffaker, TX State Director of Learning Technology Research. This session will go over a single photo app that is free and will be very hands-on involving some light walking and exploring. “Tips & Tricks” in using this app will be shared, emphasizing getting the best out of your phone. San Marcos Public Library.

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November 2018

Learn to Identify Your Tree

November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the city Urban Forester for a tree identification and discussion about native trees for wildlife. Free

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World Dance Showcase

November 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The annual World Dance Showcase is coming up, Saturday November 10 at 7, at the Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St., downtown San Marcos.  Doors open at 6:30 and you can choose which charity your donation for admission supports.  Invite others!  The celebration of World Dance will include African Fusion, Khaleegi, Samba, Jazz, Cumbias, Hula, Hoop, Belly dance and Modern Dance and more.  This annual event is put together by Jamie Kimmel Shelton, and we appreciate her many years…

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Tree Care at Willow Springs

November 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Help give 2-3 hours of service to provide our public trees some extra TLC. Activities will vary from mulching, pruning, planting and more. Taking care of them now will add years to their lives

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Sacred Springs Powwow

November 17, 2018 - November 18, 2018

The Sacred Springs Powwow is organized by San Marcos nonprofit Indigenous Cultures Institute. The festival brings an annual attendance of 5,000, experiencing performances by over 100 dancers, traditional drums and singers, spectacular Indian Market with arts and craft booths, & authentic Native foods.

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Sessoms Park Work Day

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

After all this rain, many of the trails will need some TLC. Enjoy some outside time with some of the greatest volunteers in the world

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February 2019

TreeFolks Grow Your Own Urban Forest

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Andreina (ina) Alexatos, Director of Reforestation with TreeFolks, will speak to us on tree biology and function, tree selection, planting and pruning as well as an update on the Trees for the Blanco project. Andreina was born in Venezuela and has spent the greater part of her life in Texas. She earned both BA and Master’s of Applied Geography degree from Texas State University with a focus on Resource and Environmental Studies. Her passions include ecology and healthy ecosystem functioning,…

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San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance Annual Meeting

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Show your appreciation for all our greenspace and trails- and the hardworking volunteers who create and maintain it. At the San Marcos Rec hall, next to Lions Club tube rental

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June 2019

Blooms and Butterflies

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us as Naturalist and Wildlife Biologist Craig Hensley will present a talk on the relationship of native wildflowers to butterflies and other pollinators of the Texas Hill Country. You’ll learn identification basics of both butterflies and wildflowers as well as the relationships between them. Craig Hensley is a TPWD Wildlife Biologist for Kendall and Comal Counties, having formerly served as the Park Interpreter and Resource Specialist for Guadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area. He is a…

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Aquifer Protection in San Antonio

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for our next Community Meeting on Tuesday, June 11th, from 6:00-8:00 PM at the GVTC Auditorium, in the Smithson Valley area(36101 FM 5139, New Braunfels, TX 78132.) Our speaker will be Mr. Grant Ellis, Natural Resources Manager for San Antonio's Parks and Recreation Department, presenting a talk on "Saving the Edwards Aquifer:  San Antonio's Edwards Aquifer Protection Program."   The City of San Antonio’s Edwards Aquifer Protection Program was established to help protect the quality and quantity of…

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