— Mark your calendar for a day of live music, food and dancing during the annual “Celebrando con AARP” on Sunday, Oct. 7. Hosted by AARP  in San Antonio at Traders Village (9333 S.W. Loop 410),  from noon to 6 p.m., the event will cap National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15). This year is San Antonio’s 300th anniversary, and AARP is focusing on ways the city can become an even better place for older residents, said Lisa Rodriguez, …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Texas for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Mayfest—one of Fort Worth’s longest-standing traditions—returns to Trinity Park May 3-6. The family-friendly festival will feature 40 bands on three stages, along with carnival rides, a Best of Fest food contest and much more. AARP Texas will be on hand, offering fun activities at the AARP Block Party tent. Visitors can hop on a bike that spins paint from a drum and take the spin-art home. They can play an augmented reality adventure game, take a free photo, help create …

— If you haven’t filed your income-tax return yet and need some help, don’t worry – free, qualified assistance is available near you. The AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide Program offers no-cost services to low- and moderate-income Texans at hundreds of locations for help in preparing and filing federal tax returns. Bart Hatfield, an AARP volunteer who oversees the Tax-Aide program as its western regional coordinator in Texas, said people don’t need to be AARP members to participate, so the program sees a …

— La Gran Tamalada, a free event hosted by AARP Texas, offers a hands-on way to learn how to make tamales. This year the festive workshop will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, from 3-5 p.m., at the Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio. In many parts of Texas, preparation of big batches of tamales is a family-centered celebration during the holidays. AARP Texas invites adults and children to learn about the ingredients, recipes and cooking methods involved. Held annually since …

— He’s cheating on her with an elegant ballet instructor. She’s cheating on him with a charming younger man. In The Lovers, Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. On the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance. This film is rated R for sexuality and language. AARP’s Movies for Grownups celebrates and encourages films with unique appeal to audiences …

— By Laura Tillman Marie-Pierre Stien of Houston is a creative person fond of trying new things. A school administrator, she writes flash fiction—stories of less than 500 words—and she’s working on illustrations she will give away to people. It’s not surprising that Stien, 54, isn’t intimidated by social media. She uses Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for her artistic endeavors and for advocacy and outreach. Stien is taking on a relatively new online medium—the podcast—produced by AARP in Houston. The online …

— By Ellen Chang Mari Okabayashi, of Houston, has volunteered with AARP at state legislative sessions, congressional and city council hearings, and community events. She has advocated for defending Social Security, making Houston more walkable, limiting payday lending fees, helping older people avoid becoming victims of fraud, and opposing utility rate hikes. She also serves as a Texas Silver-Haired Legislator for Harris County. “Volunteering for AARP allows me to meet so many of our seniors,” said Okabayashi, 67. “I get to …

— You can’t stop getting older, but you can disrupt aging by ignoring outdated expectations and defining yourself. Bill Thomas, M.D., a geriatrician and Life Reimagined Institute expert, is on a national tour promoting a new view of aging through a nonfiction theatrical performance called “Life’s Most Dangerous Game.” Sponsored by AARP, the tour includes stops in Fort Worth, Nov. 14; Tyler, Nov 15; Waco, Nov. 16; Austin, Nov. 17; and Houston, Nov. 18. The show complements AARP CEO Jo Ann …

— AARP invites Texans to kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month in San Antonio Sept. 15 with a guided bus tour of the historic San Antonio Missions, where Native Americans lived and worked in the 1700s. The tour is one of several free events during the month-long celebration. The AARP state office also will host Celebrando con AARP on Sunday, Oct. 9, from noon to 6 p.m. at San Antonio’s Traders Village, featuring live music and information about community resources. Nearly …