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Gentle Yoga WHEN:Tuesdays, 9-10:15 a.m. WHERE:The Price Center WHAT:The first class is free and $10 after. Easy Tai Chi WHEN:Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. & 2-3 p.m.. WHERE:The Price Center WHAT: Low

Ian Ware leaves no stone unturned as he examines a mineral and rock display, provided by Texas State University Geology Department, with a magnifying glass during the Reading Rocks! kickoff party for the Summer Reading Program at the San Marcos Public Library.

Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey

Above left, Tirza Phillips and Parker Nicholson reach for the sky as they climb up the 26-foot climbing wall on the library lawn. Above right, sisters Jaelynn and Aubrey Woodward wait at the desk to check out their first books for the Summer Reading Program. The more books kids read and log on their summer reading logs, the better chance they have to win prizes throughout the summer. Summer reading logs are available at the San Marcos Public Library through the first week of August. For more information call 512-393-8200

Frederick Ficher tilts his box allowing paint-covered marbles to roll paint onto his Volkswagen Beetle cutout at the marble painting table.

Library kicks off summer with 'reading Rocks!'

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Zumba Gold WHEN: Mondays, 9-9:45 a.m. WHERE:The Price Center WHAT: A modified, slower-paced Zumba class, $6 a class. Community Dance Class WHEN: Mondays, 10:15 a.m. WHERE:The Price Center WHAT: Carolyn

When used properly, mulch will help soil retain moisture and an even temperature. It also suppresses weeds, encourages worm and microbial activity, prevents erosion and adds organic matter to soil.
Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: Mulching Magic

As the days of June get warmer I am reminded that summer’s “serious heat” is just around the corner. Every year about this time I get folks asking for advice

Author of the Soul Mender Trilogy, R. S. Dabney, came to San Marcos High School on May 10 to discuss her work with students.
Photos courtesy of SMCISD

R. S. Dabney stands with San Marcos High School junior Damian Englehart during her visit to the high school in May.

A love of reading takes the right book

A love of reading can benefit a child for a lifetime; this is something that almost all educators and parents know, but how does one teach a love of reading?

Bergyn Collie plays Ariel in the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens’ production of Disney’s "The Little Mermaid."
Photo by Mary Rath

'The Little Mermaid' makes waves

The outdoor, summer musical currently running at the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens is “The Little Mermaid,” based on the fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Unless a person

Ann Frugoni, past Education Foundation president, gets her makeup done by a Venom Beauty Academy student before hitting the runway. Left, San Marcos High School student Lauren Puddy models a casual summer outfit.
Daily Record photos by Lance Winter

Above, San Marcos High School student Sam Deleon models a fleece jacket and button-down shirt. All proceeds benefit the San Marcos Education Foundation.

The San Marcos Education Foundation hosted their third annual Green Fashion Show at Quail Creek Golf Club last Saturday. The fundraising event focuses on a reuse, renew, recycle theme by highlighting local thrift stores' fashions.

Education Foundation goes green with style

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Above left, Americana award-winner Shakey Graves makes his debut performance at the 30th Old Settler’s Music Festival in 2017.

Above right, American country-soul band Shinyribs performing at Old Settler’s Music Festival.
Photos by Sigi Gonzalez

Old Settler's Music Festival, new location

The Old Settler's Music Festival is back this year, debuting their new location with a slew of new and old performers. After celebrating their 30th year in 2017 at the

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