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April 7, 14, 28 and May 5, 12 :
Healthy Kids Running Series
Time: 4 p.m
Cost: $35
Location: Buda Sportsplex,310 Buda Sportsplex Drive, Buda

March 30 : Chapa Middle School 5K
Time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $10 (18 and under), $20 (adults)
Location: 3311 Dacy Lane, Kyle

April 13 :  Bobcat Bonanza
Time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $10 (18 and under), $20 (adults)
Location: Barton Middle School, 4950 Jack C. Hays Trail, Buda

April 14 : Got Your Back 5K
Time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $25 (until March 25)
Location: Five Mile Dam Park, 4440 S. Old Stagecoach Road, San Marcos

MARCH 19-22

Learn how to save lives

The San Marcos Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a one-week lifeguard training certification. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St. 512-393-8280.


See the Superintendent

Mark Sprague, state director of information capital at the title company Independence Title, talks with Hays CISD Superintendent Eric Wright about future bonds, school financing and academic achievement. 9:30 a.m. Free. Evo Entertainment, 3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle. 512-454-4500.


Enjoy the annual Youthfest

Community Action Inc. of Central Texas, the Hays Caldwell Women’s Center and the Greater San Marcos Youth Council are bringing back Youthfest, a child-focused community event. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. San Marcos Plaza Park, 201 N. CM Allen Parkway, San Marcos. 512-754-0500.


Beautify the city of Buda

Volunteers will participate as the Buda team in the statewide Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off by picking up garbage on streets and in parks after breakfast at the municipal complex. 8 a.m. Free. Buda Municipal Complex, 405 E. Loop St., Buda. 512-523-1081.

APRIL 11-14

Celebrate swing music and culture downtown

The three-day Downtown Swing Festival will include live music as well as a farmers market, art fair and  food. All day events. Free. Downtown San Marcos. 512-393-8430.

APRIL 9-14

Go (Oscar) Wilde

Texas State University puts on Oscar Wilde’s play “The Importance of Being Earnest.” 7:30 p.m. $12 (students, children, seniors), $17 (adults). Performing Arts Center, 403 Moon St., San Marcos. 512-245-6500.


Climb the wall at Flash Fest

Texas State University’s 11th annual climbing competition takes place in the school’s Climbing Center, which has 2,600 square feet of indoor terrain. Climbers compete in the beginner, intermediate or advanced categories; the contest may also include an open category. 10 a.m. $25 (Texas State students before April 1), $30 (non-Texas State students before April 1), $35 (April 1-12), $40 (April 13). 1011 Academy St., San Marcos. 512-245-4979.