In addition to attending Earth Day activities and weekly markets, New Braunfels residents may watch a play, get medical questions answered and purchase rare vinyl records this weekend.


Friday
Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater presents "The Gray Area"
"The Gray Area" is a Sylver Spoon original piece that interweaves social issues, personal anecdotes, abstract themes, relationships and modern communication into an artistic creation. $15 general admission, $10 for students and military. Child care services are available during the performance for $8. 6700 N. I-35, Suite 201, New Braunfels. 830-627-7226. Purchase tickets in advance at www.sylverspoon.com.





Saturday
Record Store Day
StingRay Records will offer limited edition vinyl records, box sets and colored vinyl featuring Pink Floyd, Arcade Fire, Neal Young, Prince, Taylor Swift, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and more. On Record Store Day, only 500 to 3,000 copies of such recordings are released nationwide. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 243 N. Union Ave., New Braunfels. 830-629-2262. www.facebook.com/stingrayrecords





Walk with a Doc
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is implementing the “Walk with a Doc” program to encourage residents a new opportunity to get active while getting health questions answered. The event is a collaboration with Dr. Judith Thompson and Christus Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels. This month’s walk will focus on cancer prevention. Thompson and Dr. Sreedevi Daggubati with Texas Oncology will lead guests on a stroll through Landa Park while answering questions. Participants should meet at the Landa Park Train Station, 164 Landa Park Dr., New Braunfels. 830-221-4367





Earth Day Celebrations
Saturday
Nature event at Westside Community Center
New Braunfels Utility will present a family-friendly Earth Day Celebration at Westside Community Center, 2932 I-35, New Braunfels. The event will feature healthy cooking classes, rain barrel demonstrations, landscaping tips, giveaways, raffles, games and more. 830-608-8925. www.nbutexas.com/conservation

Sunday
Headwaters at the Comal hosts first Earth Day event
To celebrate Earth Day, the Headwaters at the Comal invites community members and families to an event featuring site tours, giveaways and a variety of exhibitors that educate on conservation and the environment. Activities include seedball creation, scavenger hunts, nature journaling and tree and plant giveaways. 1-5 p.m. Free. 333 E. Klingemann St., New Braunfels. 830-608-8937





Markets
Saturday
New Braunfels Farmer’s Market
The New Braunfels Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and features a variety of venders offering plants, organic produce, hand-made items and more. Live music will be provided by Swinging Saints. Free admission. 186 S. Castell Ave. www.nbfarmersmarket.com

Saturday-Sunday
Gruene Market Days
Gruene Market Days has been held every month with the exception of January for more than 30 years. It features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items, including Texas foods, candles, home decor and other items. Free parking, admission and live entertainment. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in front of Adobe Verde, 1724 Hunter Road, New Braunfels. 830-832-1721