LEGO ROBOTICS BOOT CAMP COMING TO CENTER IN AUGUST

Learning Fun 101 is bringing its LEGO® Boot Camp focusing on Engineering and Robotics to the Price Center August 6-10 for area children aged 4-14. The five-day camp will run from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and preregistration is required. The Camp is developmentally appropriate for STEAM robotics education. There is no prior experience necessary and students will use either LEGO® WeDo Education Robotics or LEGO® Education NXT constructions sets to build various robots and create their own program. Activities will include bot battles and building a better mousetrap, catapult, a crazy lawnmower and more. Half and full day options are available and there’s a 15% off discount for early registration. For

Mermaid at Price Center Honors Flora of San Marcos River and Land

While the installation of 10 new Mermaid sculptures throughout downtown is certainly revving up the momentum and popularity of Mermaids in town, each of the 7’ forms is also teaching and informing locals and visitors alike about the city’s history, culture and most precious resources. The one selected for the Price Center named “Dianne,” after her inspiration source – the San Marcos River Foundation’s executive director Dianne Wassenich – honors local flora via a design based on the garden Wassenich maintains at the Center and also prominently features her beloved Texas Wild Rice. Local artist Morgan Egan painted the work and officially dedicated it to Wassenich by naming the piece “Dianne”

PIANO MUSIC, 3-D ART FOCUS OF NEXT WEEK'S THIRD THURSDAY @ CENTER

Four different piano players will take turns entertaining visitors to the next week’s Third Thursday activities at the Price Center. Guests may also enjoy a new summer-inspired quilt show and the unique, 3-D Pop-Up Card Art by local artist and poet Michael Hannon. As always, the Center’s activities will run from 6-9 p.m., are free, open to all, and complimentary refreshments will be served. Musical performances will kick off in the 1910 Room with Price Center regular Gav Sears who will play a number of his favorite popular tunes from 6-7 p.m. From there, three artists from Curious Chords Music in Kyle – Nicholas Graham, Ian Cameron, and Ben Smith – will each take turns playing piano sets fro

PAPER ENGINEERING, POETRY WORKSHOPS BEGINNING IN AUG

Based on the success of their inaugural partnership, the LifeLong Learning Organization of San Marcos (LLL) and Price Center are teaming up again to present two more workshops featuring local calligrapher, poet, and illuminator Michael Hannon beginning Aug. 6 & 7. Hannon will teach two separate 6-week workshops exploring paper engineering and poetry writing respectively. Both workshops require advance registration and payment of a small fee. Card Pop-Ups: A Course in Paper Engineering will teach participants techniques for making simple but dramatic pop-up cards that could be used for any occasion. The class will meet Mondays from 10 am – noon, beginning Aug. 6 in the Multi-Purpose Room of

Texas State, Price Center Partnering to Offer New Senior Exercise Program

Texas State University and The Price Center in San Marcos have partnered for “Connect Across Generations,” an exercise study for seniors that will examine the health impact of yoga or Tai Chi participation. Beginning in September, individuals 65 years or older will be recruited to attend either a Tai Chi or chair yoga class once a week during an 8-week period. At the end of the period, a focus group interview will be conducted to assess the effectiveness of the program. "A high priority for health research is maintaining the health of our aging society to minimize healthcare costs and allow seniors to continue to be active and productive with a high quality of life," said Walter Horton, asso

BEE FRIENDS CELEBRATE 10 YEARS

Bee Friends, a local quilting bee that formed and quilts at the Price Center, celebrated their 10th Anniversary at the Center with a lunch followed by cake and ice cream on Thursday, June 28. The lively group gathered for a day of quilting, socializing and celebrating in the room they helped inspire, equip and fund – today known as the Multi-Purpose Room. Bee co-founders Rouye Reese and Martise Cooper reflected on the progress of the group and the Center since their startup. When the group began, they came only once a month and at the time used the Tea Room as their workroom. Today, the Bee gathers an average of three times a month and uses the daylight-infused, upstairs multi-functional stu

SOME CENTER PROGRAMS & SERVICES TAKING A SUMMER HIATUS

As the summer heat soars many San Marcans take a break from their normal routines to stay inside or even leave the area for a cooler clime. As a result, some of the programs and services regularly available at the Price Center are taking a brief summer hiatus. In-house catering, 1st Sunday Brunch service, the Irish Set Dance Class, and certain of the ComDance and Tai Chi classes are all taking a break over the next few weeks. In-house catering services will return Aug. 8 and 1st Sunday Brunch will return Sept. 2. ComDance’s Dance Fitness, Beginning Jazz and Line Dance classes will take a break July 15 – Aug. 12. Margaret Falletta’s Thursday Tai Chi classes will return on Sept. 6, and the Ir

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