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Heart of Texas Chorus: Male singers invited to attend educational workshop

Members of the award-winning Heart Of Texas Chorus are offering a free educational workshop, Thursday evening, Aug. 4 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the San Marcos Public Library, located at 625 E. Hopkins St.  

Males who enjoy singing are invited to attend this interactive evening of A Cappella four-part harmony.  

For those who have not experienced performing this kind of music, this could be a life-changing event.  

Mark your calendars and at a minimum, treat yourself to an enjoyable evening.  You’ll be glad you did.

Singer-songwriter Bryan Hayes

 

Bryan Hayes to perform: Award-winning songwriter will be at winery on Friday

Americana artist Bryan Hayes will bring his signature sound and honest storytelling to Three Dudes & a Dog Winery in San Marcos on Friday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. 

Touring in support of his third studio album, Farther Down The Line (released June 2015), Hayes’ shows have been igniting stages throughout the Southeast. 

Given that Hayes has been consistently touring natio0nwide for the last two years (more than 200 shows per year), it is no surprise that he has become one of the region’s top live performers. 

Answers To Go with Susan Smith: Kids' book focuses on roly-poly bugs

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information.  "Answers To Go" highlights recently received questions.  Please visit the library at 625 E. Hopkins St., call 512-393-8200 for information over the phone, or email us through our webpage at www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.

Q. My son is fascinated with roly-poly bugs. He’d like to keep some in an aquarium. Will that work? What do they eat?

Spotting the elusive chimney swift takes patience

 Sometimes it takes a lot of patience to see birds.  

Take the case of the chimney swift tower located at the Patsy Glenn Refuge, a two-acre wildlife refuge in Wimberley.  

This tower was built in 2006 by the Wimberley Birding Society in hopes of attracting – what else – chimney swifts.

After about 10 years of waiting, many had given up on ever having birds in the chimney.  But one day they were finally spotted. Tom Toporowski, who helped build the chimney, was the person who saw them.  

Kristina Kelsey: My family misses spider

I have an intense fear of spiders. I fear them all: big ones, small ones, medium size ones; they’re all horrifying. 

I’m not concerned with being bitten, that’s not it at all. I don’t like their copious amount of legs, I find eight legs to be at least four too many. I don’t trust their wily and erratic intentions. They're sketchy and sometimes furry.

 Some of them jump and some of them run and some of them just sit and stare at you. Who can possibly find these behaviors endearing? 

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