Active Older Adult Special Events

Welcome to our 60+ Special Event Page. This page will have information on programs that take place only a few times, or just once, every year.  We recommend you bookmark this page and visit it often to see what special programs we have for you to attend. You do not have to be a member of the San Marcos Activity Center to attend these events. By registering for any 60+ events you agree to the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability. Click here to view and sign the Release and Waiver of Liability. 


Brain Training with Aging is Cool - Sponsored by WellMed

Aging is Cool believes that no matter how old you are, you can still learn, be healthy, have fun and make a difference in the world. Whether you just turned 60 or even 90 years old, it’s important to keep your brain healthy and active. Aging is Cool’s Stay Smart series brings together brain training, physical movements and memory techniques to help you maintain and improve mental functioning. Enjoy fun and challenging classes that will keep you mentally sharp no matter your age. We invite you to join us for our next meeting, which has been changed to Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 10-11 AM at the San Marcos Activity Center from Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Brain Training is a Free quarterly event, sponsored by WellMed. Space is limited so registration is required. You can register for Brain Training by visiting our registration website or by calling 512-393-8280.  By registering for Brain Training, you agree to the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation’s Release and Waiver of Liability.  Click here to view and sign the Release and Waiver of Liability. 

Additional Information

This is a FREE program. You do not need to be a member of the San Marcos Activity Center to attend. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register for Brain Training, visit our registration website or call 512-393-8280.

SMASH Senior Social - Sponsored by Brookdale San Marcos

Join us for Free Coffee and Donuts provided by our new sponsor, Brookdale San Marcos! Whether you are new to the area or a lifelong resident, get to know other area seniors at our new SMASH (San Marcos Active Senior Hotspot) Senior Social. If you are aged 60 or above and you haven’t been out or socialized for a while or if you are just looking for something to do, then stop by and say hello and enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. Participants will be seated in a socially distanced setting while they get the opportunity to meet new people or reconnect with old friends.  We will have a few icebreaker activities to get things going. The next SMASH Senior Social will take place at the San Marcos Activity Center, located at 501 E Hopkins, at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.  Registration is not required. Participants must agree that they have read and understand the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability and will have to sign the waiver when attending the social.  Click here to view and sign the Release and Waiver of Liability.  Bring a friend, it will be a SMASH!

Additional Information

This is a FREE program. You do not need to be a member of the San Marcos Activity Center to attend. Registration is not required. For more information SMASH Senior Social sponsored by Brookdale San Marcos, visit our registration website or call 512-393-8280.

60+ Indoor Cornhole

Join us for our new program: 60+ Indoor Cornhole.  Cornhole, or Corn Toss, is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching their bags at the cornhole platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. The biggest reasons to play Cornhole is Cornhole can be played anywhere and everyone can play it. So if you have wanted to learn how to play this game, join us for our first ever 60+ indoor Cornhole event at the San Marcos Activity Center at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Registration is not required. Registration is not required. Participants must agree that they have read and understand the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability and will have to sign the waiver when attending the social.  Click here to view and sign the Release and Waiver of Liability.

Additional Information

This is a FREE program. You do not need to be a member of the San Marcos Activity Center to attend. Registration is not required. For more information on our 60+ Cornhole program, visit our registration website or call 512-393-8280.

Informational Presentation- Services for People with Hearing Loss

Learn about free services provided by the state of Texas, including a telephone assistance program, as well as local resources. The presenter, Rose Aird Minette, has a severe hearing loss, wears hearing aids and has 30 plus years experience serving people who are hard of hearing. Ms. Minette does not sell anything, she simply shares information with the community and enjoys providing trainings and meeting people throughout Central Texas.  Thursday July 28, 20220 at 10:30 AM at the San Marcos Activity Center. Registration is not required. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology Specialist Program is funded by The Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, under Texas Health and Human Services. Registration is not required. Participants must agree that they have read and understand the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability and will have to sign the waiver when attending the seminar.  Click here to view and sign the Release and Waiver of Liability.  

Additional Information

This is a FREE program. You do not need to be a member of the San Marcos Activity Center to attend. Registration is not required. For more information on our Presentation on Services for People with Hearing Loss visit our registration website or call 512-393-8280.

Step by Step Painting - Now Sponsored by United Healthcare 

We would like to invite you to join us for Step by Step Painting— now sponsored by UnitedHealthcare. In this program, participants will be led by an art instructor that will take them step by step through the creation of their painting. All participants will be painting the same subject.  This is a free event and all supplies for Step by Step Painting will be provided by UnitedHealthcare and San Marcos Parks and Recreation.  Step by Step Painting will take place at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Dunbar Recreation Center, located at 801 Martin Luther King Drive.  Two participants will be seated at each six foot table, instead of one. This will NOT be a socially distanced event.  Registration is required, space is limited. You can register for Step By Step Painting by visiting our registration website or by calling 512-393-8280. By registering for Step By Step Painting, you agree to the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability. Click here to view and sign the Release and Waiver of Liability.  

Additional Information

This is a FREE program. You do not need to be a member of the San Marcos Activity Center to attend. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register for Step by Step Painting, visit our registration website or call 512-393-8280.

Silver Singers Karaoke - Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare

Calling all music lovers ages 60 and above!  It’s karaoke time! Unleash your inner Rock Star, or Country Star, at our first ever Silver Singers Karaoke event on August 24, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center.  Whether you’re a natural star on stage or you only sing in the shower, you’ll have great fun singing your favorite songs and enjoying some light refreshments provided by UnitedHealthcare!  If you suffer from stage fright and you’re not ready to grab the mic, that’s okay, you’re welcome to join us to listen to the talented singers in the area. Registration is not required. Participants must agree that they have read and understand the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability and will have to sign the waiver when attending the seminar.  Click here to view and sign the Release and Waiver of Liability.  Bring a friend, it will be a SMASH!

Additional Information

This is a FREE program. You do not need to be a member of the San Marcos Activity Center to attend. Registration is not required. For more information on Silver Singers Karaoke Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, visit our registration website or call 512-393-8280.