Color for the Cause 5K this weekend
Color for the Cause, a 5K run to support Hays County Boys and Girls Clubs, will take place at 10 a.m. March 2 at The Heights II apartment complex in San Marcos. Event organizers hope to raise $25,000; all proceeds will be donated to local Boys and Girls Clubs. Post race entertainment includes a concert by William Clark Green, No Dry County, Dillon Myers and others, a winners ceremony, raffles and refreshments. Participants will receive a t-shirt and bag of promotional items. Visit www.color4thecause.com.
African violets on the agenda for Kyle Garden Club this Friday
Attend a Kyle Garden Club meeting this Friday and learn more about African violets, presented by Jean Winn. The group meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Old Kyle City Hall.
Lockhart hosts Lone Star Grand Prix
The Lone Star Grand Prix will be held this year in Lockhart. The street race is a family-oriented karting venue with free general admission. More than 200 drivers will race on a 7/10-mile track that encircles the historic courthouse and central business district. Off site parking and shuttle service will bring participants to the downtown course. The city is hosting a festival on the same weekend with various activities, live music and other events. Racers will have just two days to conquer the streets of Lockhart, with practice on Saturday morning, and qualifying and the Prefinal set for the afternoon. Event organizers said racers are coming from 14 different states, as well as Mexico, Bermuda and Columbia. The main events will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Join the “Great Texas River Clean Up” in San Marcos
The public is invited to join the annual “Great Texas River Clean Up.” Grab your work boots and head out to the San Marcos River from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 2. Snorkelers, swimmers, canoers and bank walkers are welcome. Paddlers will participate on a longer litter pickup adventure down to the Guadalupe River. Sign up is from 9-9:30 a.m. at the
Lions Tube Rental area in City Park; coffee and breakfast tacos will be served. The city of San Marcos will serve BBQ sandwiches at lunchtime. Organizers suggest dressing warmly in layers, with long sleeves and long pants. Sturdy shoes and socks are recommended. Bring a hoe or other tools to pick up, drag out or spear trash. For additional information, call Melani Howard at (512) 738-7313 or Parks & Recreation at (512) 393-8400.