Squirrel Day, Texas State Horn Festival and 4 other events happening in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle this weekend Jan. 18-21

Texas State holds a horn festival starting Jan. 19.

Texas State holds a horn festival starting Jan. 19.

Winter may not be over yet, but there are plenty of activities this weekend despite the recent chilly weather in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle.

Press Play Poetry

Hoping to revive their customers' love of poetry, Stellar Cafe holds weekly poetry open mic nights. Free. 7-9:30 p.m. 512-757-8569. www.facebook.com/events/142560373120491

Country Western Dance

Break out the dancing shoes for live music and dancing with the Charlie Murphy Band Thursday night. $6. 6-9 p.m. Onion Creek Senior Center, 420 Barton Crossing, Buda. 512-295-3413.

Texas State University Horn Festival

Texas State University holds its inaugural horn festival this weekend. Adam Unsworth will be the featured guest artist. Attendees can attend master classes, recitals and participate in the horn choir. $25. Check schedule for event times. Texas State University Performing Arts Center, 405 Moon St, San Marcos. [email protected] www.carolinesteiger.com/texas-state-horn-festival

Squirrel Appreciation Day at Spring Lake

Get a little nutty at Spring Lake as families learn about squirrels and participate in crafts and activities outside.  Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos. 512-245-9200. www.facebook.com/events/330774550664811

Arena Polo Tournament

Described as hockey on horseback, County Line Polo Club hosts the first leg of the Texas Arena League of arena polo. General admission is priced per vehicle. $15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. County Line Polo Club, 2324 East FM 150, Kyle. 512-914-8490. www.eventbrite.com/e/arena-polo-tournament

Grace Community Fellowship Third Annual Chili Cookoff

Chow down on some of the best chili in town at the third annual chili cookoff at Grace Community Fellowship. Contestants must be cooking onsite at 1 p.m. Free. 1-8 p.m. 911 Canyon Wren Drive, Buda. www.facebook.com/events/387193045059495 


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