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Art Squared showcases talent of area musicians

Art Squared takes place Saturday on the courthouse lawn in downtown San Marcos.
Delivering music with universal appeal is the trio of musicians Nate Guthrie, Jason Bednorz and Tracy Weinberg who have performances during the arts and crafts market held every second Saturday of the month.
Guthrie is making a return visit. He recently completed an individual recording project, “Serious Inquiries Only” that was recorded at Trailer in the Sky Studio in San Marcos.

Dogs greet each other by rubbing noses during a previous Pet Fest celebration. The 13th annual event gets underway Saturday morning in Plaza Park. The event is free to attend, but donations of dry cat and dog food are encouraged. The festival also serves as a major fundraiser for Prevent A Litter of Central Texas, or PALS. (Photo by Garrie Borden and Jennifer Frank Hayes)

Pet Fest wins paws of approval


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The Marshall Tucker Band is performing a sold-out show tonight at Gruene Hall. They also played at Gruene Hall last year where their large and faithful following showed up to support them and soak up their sound. (photo courtesy of the Marshall Tucker Band)

W. Leon Smith has been involved in keyhole gardening for eight years. (photo by Spring Lake Garden Club)

Gardening expert to speak during Spring Lake Garden Club meeting

Spring Lake Garden Club’s monthly meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. at the Hays County AgriLife Extension Office.  
Garden Club members and local gardening enthusiasts are encouraged to attend for a presentation on Keyhole Gardening.
W. Leon Smith will be the guest speaker.  He has been involved in keyhole gardening for eight years.  His company, Keyhole Farm, LLC, offers keyhole gardening kits for the public.  
The website for his business is

As part of the nonprofit Safe, Sassy and Strong fall prevention campaign, “A Course to Prevent Falls: On Your Feet and Having Fun,” is an 18-hour comprehensive course administered in nine sessions by Certified Aging in Place Specialist Camille Phillips. The sessions begin Monday, Oct. 12 at the San Marcos Public Library. The course sessions for people of all ages are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The course is free, but people are asked to pre-register because space is limited. (


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