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Page 4C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press April 5, 2017 + Swing on the Square The 25th annual event celebrates the official music of Texas withWestem Swing acts from all around. This family-friendly festival will be held April 7-9 and cludes free live music, art and farmers markets, kids' activities and a street dance competition. See smtxswingfest.com forinfo. Market Days City Square Park in Kyle will host the first Market Day of the year on Aril 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Market Days runs April through September and features local vendors, produce, live music and more. April's theme will be "backyard tim" and partners with H-E-B. Book Launch: The wiens are bacld Come out to Buda City Park April 29 and 30 to see the fastest pups around. This year's theme is "Wienertopia." Events include wiener dog races, pet parades, martial arts demonstrations, cook-offs, live music and more. See budalions. com for a schedule or to register your racer. Come out to Kyle's Gregg-Clarke Park onWednesday, April 12 from 5-8 p.m. for this egg-cellent event, Mutt Strutt i including free camival The Dlanoo games, inflatables, food vendors, age-specific egg hunts, and the Easter AuthorWes Ferguson Bunnywill be on-site and sponsoring editor for pictures. Andrew Sansom will celebrate the launch of a new book, The Duda's Easter Blanco River at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Egg Hunt Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center at 508 Center Street. in Kyle. Presenters at the event include Ferguson and photographer Jacob Bot- ter as well as a mapmak- er, geologist, botanist and flood survivor who contributed to the book. Hop to Buda Sportsplex for an egg-citing egg hunt April 15 from 9-11:30 a.m. At this freeevent, kids will make a dash towards the hunting ground to try and collect as many eggs and treats that can be found. Following the egg hunt, there will be more activities and fun for the whole family. Mutt Strutt is a one-mile walk followed by a festive day of fun for dogs and humans. All funds raised will benefit the adoptable animals at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. Events include dog races, pet contests, food and prizes. All dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. The event will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at San Marcos Plaza ParkApri115. EmilyAnn Butterfly Celebrate Earth Day at this free festival at the EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens in Wimberley, which includes a live release of butterflies throughout the day, a flag raising ceremony, a commemorative Air Force flyover, butterfly art, games and more. Events run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 22. See emilyann.org for more information. Ss Tuesday PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS IIII For more information cart (512) 529-7931 Ask Chris Continued from pg. 1C and browse. Look for the many varieties of drought tolerant and showy lantanas and salvias. Also blackfoot daisies, skullcaps, purple coneflowers, black-eyed Susan, plumbagos, columbines, rockrose, ruella, and verbena. 6. Ornamental grasses: Native varieties are best due to their heat and drought tolerance. My favorites are big muhley, coastal muhley and the maiden grasses. For a short grass in a very dry place, you might like Mexican feather grass. It is blond-colored, reaches 1.5 foot in height, and makes a beautiful accent plant that moves so gracefully with the slightest breeze. 7. Fertilize lawn: Use a slow release organic fertilizer. The 3-1-2 ratio is best. Allow 10 pounds of fertilizer for every 1,000 square feet of lawn. Mowing height should be 2.5 inches for St. Augustine grass and 2 inches for Bermuda and zoysia. I like to return the grass clippings to the turf. These clippings act as a mulch and help to reduce weeds. Water infrequently and deeply to encourage a deep root system. This practice will train your lawn grass to be more drought tolerant and help to conserve water. 8. Fertilize shrubs, trees: Mulch with a compost-mulch blend to provide nutrients and conserve water. Deep, infrequent watering of shrubs and trees will encourage deep, drought-tolerant root systems. Remember to seal pruning cuts on oak trees. It might save them from oak wilt. Happy 2017 springtime gardening everyone! If you have a question for Chris, send it via email to iathyme@yahoo. com. Or mail a postcard to It's About Thymel 1726 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748 www.itsaboutthyme.com 800 April 8, 2017 11:00am- 3:OOpm Kyle Banking Center (next to the Post Of ee in Kyle) Free and open to the public Moonwalk DJ Petting Zoo Pictures with the Easter Bunny Train Rides Popcorn Face Painting Serving hamburgers or hot dogs, chips, cookie and a drink NATIONAL BANK where relationships matter Kyle Banking Center W. FM 150 I Kyle, TX I 512.268.4444 I www.firstlockhart.com I MEMBER FDIC + |i I hi I