Best Bets: January 10, 2018

Unicycle Football

Unicycle Football is exactly as it sounds: American football played entirely on unicycles.  The San Marcos Unicycle Football League currently has 8 teams that play every Sunday during the 56-game season (August-March) with the Stuporbowl in April to decide the champion. It’s a rowdy spectator sport for all walks of life. Come out and enjoy the experience.  On Sunday, Jan. 14  the Hot Dogs take on the Rolling Blackouts at 1 p.m., with the Unicorns versus the Gnarwhals at 3 p.m. Games are held outside the San Marcos Activity Center.

Basics of Drawing Trees

On Jan. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m., join artist Gena Destri at the Buda Public Library, as we learn the basics of drawing trees: Quick and easy methods for drawing trees with pencil and pen. With most branches bare, winter is the perfect time to work on building confidence in your tree-drawing skills. Students will reference photos of trees during class. Feel free to bring your own if desired. This class is for adults.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) will pick up your Christmas tree curbside until Jan 13. Trees must be clear of décor and must be 4 ft. max length.Bundle with rope or twine any cut pieces. For more information, go to

The City of Kyle Parks & Recreation Department has set up “drop-off” areas at the city’s parks to drop off your natural Christmas trees through Jan. 15. Please note that dumping of anything other than Christmas trees at the designated time and place in city parks without express written permission is a crime. All decorations and lights, including tinsel, must be removed. No artificial trees. No nails or screws. No tree bases. The trees will be chipped and used in parks. The drop-off points are: Gregg-Clarke Park, near Gregg Dr between football field and softball field #5; Steeplechase Park; Waterleaf Park; and Kohler’s Crossing, under water tower near Hays CISD PAC.

Celtic Festival

Head to the San Marcos Activity Center on Jan. 28 from noon-6 p.m. for this free celebration of St. Brigid’s day – considered the first day of spring in Ireland. The festival will feature traditional Irish and Celtic music, art and crafts. A family-friendly event, the Celtic Festival is a cultural celebration appropriate for all ages

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