Ba ca Buzz
Volume 2, Issue 2 March/April 2012
Supervisor Toga Party
Join the Baca Center for a dazzling great time at
Program Coordinator our first ever Toga Party. There will be snacks, live
Dawn Moonan music, dancing, and more. Wear your best Toga and
sandals for a chance to win a prize for the best
Office Manager dressed female, male and couple. This event will
Carol Isaacks take place on Friday, March 16, 5:30-8:30 pm. Cost
is $7 for Baca Center members, $12 for non-
Admin. Tech members until March 9. Cost for tickets AFTER
Veronica Bernal March 9 will be $5 more/ticket. The doors will open
at 5 pm, please do NOT plan on getting in the building any earlier.
Please observe Toga modesty—if you can’t wear it in front of your
grandchildren, please do not wear it at the event. Course #17763
Bus Driver Join us for a workshop on making your own Toga. This workshop is
free and will demonstrate how to make a simple toga, talk about ac-
cessories and present a slideshow of pictures. Join us March 7 at 11
am in the Grand Meeting Room.
Padraig (Pat) Lavin
Round Rock Parks and
Recreation Reavis Rehab is once again sponsoring our annual
Mission: People dedicated Egg Hunt on April 6, 10 am-1 pm for all of our members.
& empowered to create a
There will be eggs with candy, lots of prizes and
positive and memorable
lunch will be provided. Bring your basket for a
experience in people’s
hoppin’ good time. Hunters will meet in the
Grand Meeting Room at 10 am for check in
Vision: An active, vibrant
and rules. Please be respectful of other
& beautiful city with a
hunters and limit your finds to the
diversified and quality
parks and recreation sys-
suggested maximum so everyone can find
tem that produces eco- hidden eggs. You MUST register this year so we know how many are
nomic, health, & social coming for the lunch. Deadline to register is April 2. There will be NO
benefits for the entire registration taken after that date. There will be NO BINGO OR TAI
community. CHI so everyone can attend the hunt and lunch. Course #17761
BACA WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 9:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 9:00 am
Jazzercise** Cardio Combo Jazzercise** Cardio Combo Intro to Tai Chi* Jazzercise**
9:00-11:00am Chair Yoga* 10:00-11:30 am Jazzercise**
10:15-11:10 am Beach Bums 9-9:45 am
Beg. Line Dancing* Wood Carvers Writing Club 10:00-11:30 am
10:00-10:45 am Tai Chi Advanced* Zumba Gold*
10:30-11:00 am 10:00am-2:00 pm 10:30-11:00 am
Crafty Critters Zumba Gold* Sittercize 10:00-11:30 am
11:20 am-12:20 pm 10:30-11:00 am 10:00-11:30 am 12:30-2:45 pm Bingo*
Int. Line Dancing* Sittercize Chicken Foot Spanish Class
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Mexican Train FREE—Blood *Fees are re-
12:30-1:30 pm 12:30-2:30 pm 12:45-4:00 pm
10:30-11:00 am Pressure Checks quired to partic-
Adv. Line Dancing* Klub Karaoke Canasta Club
Sittercize 1st Friday ea mo. ipate and must
12:30-3:30 pm 12:30-4:00 pm 1:00-2:30 pm Courtesy of be paid to the
Dominoes “42” Pinochle 11:00 am-1:00 pm Tap Dancing* Baca Center.
Line Dance Trinity Care Ctr.
1:00-2:30 pm Texas Canasta 1:00-2:00 pm **NOT a BACA
Practice 12:30-1:30 pm
Writing Club 1:00-2:00 pm Computer Help Int. Line Dancing* program—fees
1:00-5:00 pm Computer Help 12:30-3:30 pm required to
Dominoes “42” 1:00-3:00 pm 1:00-2:30 pm
Duplicate Bridge 6:15 pm Tejano Time participate and
Canasta Jazzercise** 1:00-3:00 pm must be paid to
Latin Wednesday 12:45-4:00 pm Jazzercise.
5:15 & 6:15 pm 7:00-9:00 pm Bridge for Fun NO BINGO OR
Jazzercise** 5:15 & 6:15 pm
Evening Bridge 6:15 pm TAI CHI ON 4/6
Square Dancing* Jazzercise**
6:15 pm Jazzercise**
Please be sure your program ends ON-TIME so staff can prepare for the next program or secure the building for closing.
We can ONLY guarantee that rooms will be ready 15 min. prior to start time. If you have a group that is meeting in one of our
rooms and you are not on the schedule, please see the front desk.
Monthly Meetings and Activities Williamson Burnet
County Oppor. (WBCO)
Activity Dates Times WBCO offers a well-balanced
Art Club 1st & 3rd Wed. 1:00-3:00pm lunch Mon-Fri at 11:45 am for
Williamson & Burnet County
AARP - general meeting 2nd Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm residents. Registration and 24
AARP - board meeting 3rd Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm hour advance reservation is rec-
1st Wednesday 9:00-11:00am
ommended by contacting Cris at
255-4970. New registrants will
Book Discussion 2nd Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm need to complete paperwork.
Bunco 1st & 3rd Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm Meals are $6 for those that are
2nd & 4th Wed. 1:00-3:00pm not members of WBCO. If you
have made reservations and
Classic Cinema 3rd Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm
cannot come to lunch, please
Cuisine Critics 3rd Wednesday 11:00am-1:00pm notify WBCO.
Daffodil Dolls 1st Wednesday 10:30-11:30am Menu is available online at:
Garden Club 1st Monday 9:30-10:30am
Pub Club 3rd Friday 5:00-11:00pm Menu is subject to change with-
Shufflers Shuffleboard 4th Thursday 10:00-11:00am out notice.
Site Council 1st Thursday 9:30-10:30am 255-4970
AARP: "AARP is dedicated to enhancing quali- Klub Karaoke: Join the excitement and come sing
ty of life for all as we age. We lead positive so- your favorite songs on our karaoke machine in the mu-
cial change and deliver value to members sic room or just come support others.
through information, advocacy and service." Latin Wednesdays: Join us for salsa, etc. Free to
Membership open to persons age 50+. Must be members*.
a member of the National Chapter to be a Line Dancing: Classes offered for three levels.
member of the local AARP chapter. $3/Baca members*.
Art Club: The club includes artists of all Line Dancing Practice: Self led practice for line
media. The club meets on the 1st and 3rd dancing. Free to members*.
Wednesdays. For more information, Janet Oh
Pool Sharks: Men’s group meets Tuesdays & Thurs-
days for some great times shooting pool.
Beach Bums: This new group meets on
Pub Club: This club is the hit of Round Rock & Austin
Wednesdays for fun and fitness.
as we hang out at a different pub each month. Cover
Benefits Counseling: Visit with Nancy Kind and meal are on your own. $6-8/month for members*.
to get information on Medicare, prescription
plans, Medicaid and food stamps. Shufflers: This group plays shuffleboard on the 4th
Thursday of the month. Free for members.
Bingo: Come try your luck on Friday morn-
ings for $2 for members. Sing-A-Long: Singing popular songs from the 20th
Century. Song books provided, join us for a good time!
Book Discussions: Participants discuss short
readings in fiction, drama, poetry, and essays. Sittercize: Participants perform resistance exercises
Contact email@example.com for more in chairs with hand weights. Free for members.
information. Spanish for Fun: Come practice Spanish with Pilar
Bunco: Knowledge of the game is optional but Weiss from Spain! This class is an informal program
having a good time is mandatory! $3/Baca and free for Baca members*.
members*. Tap Dancing: Tap your way to fun and fitness. Come
Cardio Combo: Low impact aerobics without to dance or come to learn. $2 members*.
jumping. Free for members. Tai Chi: A Chinese martial art and meditative move-
Chair Yoga: For beginners and people with ment class designed to increase your sense of balance,
limitations. See class for registration info. cardiovascular fitness & joint flexibility. $4/members*.
Classic Cinema: Join us for your favorite Tejano Time: This is a self-led group that uses their
classic movies on the 3rd Tuesday of each own music to dance authentic Tejano.
month 1-3 pm in the grand room.
Travel Club: This group now meets on a quarterly
Computer Help: Help is offered for members basis to discuss/suggest day and extended trips.
that have computer specific questions.
Woodcarvers Club: Come join in some carving fun.
Crafty Critters: Come get crafty with us!
This is a self-led group, no experience necessary but
This group makes all different kinds of crafts.
tools are required. Free to Baca members.*
Cuisine Critics: Group visits local restau-
Writing Club: This group meets to talk, write and
rants and writes a review for the newsletter.
share. This group has published a book and can be pur-
Daffodil Dolls: This is a group of ladies that chased. For more information, contact Serena Guin at
gather for fun and fellowship. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hiking Club: Over the Hill Hikers plan hik- Zumba Gold: This program is a series of fitness moves
ing trips plus get hiking tips. Meets in Sept. specifically designed to take the exciting Latin and In-
Jazzercise: For fees and information, call ternational dance rhythms created in the original
Kathie Elkins at 244-2534**. *Non-members pay additional fees.
Pancake Breakfast & Presentation
Join Trinity Care Center, Girling Home Health and Lighthouse Hospice for a
pancake breakfast and a presentation on April 5 at 8:30 am. You MUST sign up
in advance by April 2. The event is offered free to Baca members, non-members
must pay $5 to attend. There will be NO registration after April 2 so appropri-
ate accommodations can be made for breakfast. Course #18498
Senior Prom—A Night in Vegas
Join the Round Rock Honors Society for a special “Night in Vegas” on
Saturday, April 21, 1:00-4:00 pm. The honors society will provide finger
food, Vegas games, Elvis impersonator and a Vegas style show. You
MUST register for this free event by April 18. There will be NO regis-
tration after April 18. Course #17760
Wine & Cheese Art Gallery
Join the Baca Center Art Club for their 3rd annual Wine and Cheese Art Gallery
on Saturday, April 14, 6:00-8:30 pm. The event will feature many local artists ex-
hibiting framed original oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel paintings and photo art.
Jim Thomas, well known sculpturist and creator of the “bronze statues” at
Chisholm Trail will be the featured artist at the event. His artwork will be on
display at the show and he will be in attendance for questions and discussions of
his artwork. Light refreshments and wine will be provided. The Art Club is seeking sponsor-
ships for this event, if interested in sponsoring contact Janet Oh at email@example.com.
Variety and Fashion Show
This year, we are combing 2 of our very popular events, the Variety and Fashion Show to create
a show you won’t want to miss. Join us on May 24, 1-3 pm for spectacular summer fashions and
uproarious talent. If you would like to participate as a fashion model or in our variety show,
contact the Baca staff at 512-218-5499. We will accept 5 ladies and 5 men for the fashions and
10 performances for the variety show. Don’t wait, get registered today.
Thank you to our Chili Cookoff Winners!!!
1st Place & People’s Choice—Joe Banic; 2nd Place—Grace Bellville
3rd Place—Louella Kelly
SITE COUNCIL—Thursday, 9:30 am, March 1 & April 5
Baca Site Council is the voice of the membership. Council represents Baca in a positive way
promoting membership and activities and advises staff in decisions that affect the general
membership and future of the Baca Center. Meetings are open to the public.
BENEFITS COUNSELING—Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 am
March 7 & April 4 in the Baca Center Lobby—"The National Council on Aging" has created
a comprehensive Benefits Check Up Questionnaire for Texas which will help older adults identi-
fy programs that may improve their quality of life. This is free, easy to use and will help seniors
identify countless federal, state, local and private programs for which they may be eligible.
Visit with Nancy Kind, Volunteer Benefits Counselor or call her at 246-8455.
GARDEN CLUB—Monday, 9:30 am
March 5—"Landscape Revitalization" with Bob Beyer
April 2—Selection from “Pensees” by Pascal
BOOK DISCUSSIONS GROUP—Tuesday, 1:00 pm
March 13—"Of Friendship" and "Of Solitude," two essays by Michel de Montaigne
April 10—Selection from "Pensees" by Blaise Pascal
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
AARP—Wednesday, 1:00 pm
March 14—"The Latest Improvements in Eye Care," with Dr. Meyer from Eye Associates
April 11—"Wills, Living Wills, Power of Attorney & Probate," presented by Judge Dan McNery
ART CLUB—1st & 3rd Wednesday, time varies
Wednesday, March 7—Yupo Demo by Jean Hestand, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, March 21—Batik Demo by Anita de la Cruz, 1:30 pm
April 4—Wine & Cheese Art Gallery Planning/Work Day, 1:00 pm
April 18—Collage demo by Sue Gilliam, 1:00 pm
USAGE OF BACA ROOMS
Here at the Baca Center, we love new members as much as we love showing off what a great facility we
have and what a friendly welcoming environment we strive to create. The Baca Center is for everyone!
Let’s also remember that Baca activities are to be open to any member, potential member or day user.
Any group desiring closed participation of their activity will not be guaranteed space unless a private
rental agreement including rental fees is arranged. Let’s keep up our reputation of being the best!
AARP Driver Safety Course
Monday, March 19, 8:30 am—12:30 pm—Course #17876
The course is offered every two months and drivers get a 10% discount for 3
years on most insurance plans. You MUST pre-register at the Baca front desk.
Course does NOT dismiss traffic violations.
Cost is $12 for AARP members & $14 for non-members & paid to the instructor.
***If a class, event or program has a Course #,
you MUST register in advance***
Beach Bums Chair Volleyball
Want to get active and try out a new way to play volleyball? Participants will be seated in
chairs while they volley a beach ball over a net. Scoring is similar to regular volleyball. No expe-
rience necessary and all skill levels are welcome. If you can sit and hit a beach ball, then come
join our team.
February through May, Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 am
Grand Meeting Room—FREE to Baca members
Pickleball Kindle Workshop
Join us for a FREE Pickleball workshop on Have you recently bought or received a Kin-
March 7 at 8 am in the Grand Meeting dle and are unsure on how to use it? Are you
Room. Pickleball is a tennis-like game using thinking of buying one? Come to this in-
a plastic perforated ball and paddle. It’s easy formative workshop on what you can do with
to learn and fun to play! At the workshop, a Kindle and how to download apps, books,
players from Sun City will cover rules, scor- games and more. The workshop will be in-
ing and court position. All equipment will be structed by an employee from the Round
provided. Weekly open court Pickleball will Rock Library. You MUST sign up in advance
begin on Wednesday, March 14, 8 am-9 am because the class is limited on number of
through the Spring. This program is FREE participants.
for Baca members. Thursday, April 19, 11:00 am
Wednesday, March 7, 8:00 am Grand Meeting Room
Grand Meeting Room FREE for Baca members
FREE for Baca members Course #18915
Travel Club Meditation Class
Have you traveled to an exotic or fun desti- Isha Foundation is a non-profit public ser-
nation in the past year? If so, we would like vice org. dedicated to human wellbeing. They
to hear about your trip and what made your are offering a free guided meditation class
trip so memorable. Bring your photos and a called Isha Kriya. This simple, nondenomi-
4-5 minute presentation to our next Travel national process can be learned in 1 session
Club meeting so the group can share in your and has the potential to transform the life of
exciting vacation. Due to our limited time, anyone who is willing to incorporate it into
we can only accept two great destinations to their everyday life.
share. To sign up, call Dawn at 218-5499. 1st Thursday of March, April & May
Wednesday, March 7, 1:00 pm 10:00 am-11:00 am
Grand Meeting Room FREE for Baca Members
FREE for Baca Members Meeting Room #2
Chair Yoga for Seniors
This class is perfect for persons who may have difficulty getting to the floor and back up. The
chair provides support and stability in standing and seated postures, allowing the student to
experience a yoga class where gentle backbends, forward bends, lateral stretches and twisting
postures are easily accessible. Participants will benefit by improving flexibility, strength, circu-
lation, range of motion, balance, posture and breathing. Suitable for people with limitations.
This program is offered on a monthly basis. You must sign up in advance. For seniors only.
Feb. 29-March 28, 2012—Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 am—Meeting Room #1—Course #18138
April 4-25, 2012—Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 am—Meeting Room #1—Course #18139
$45/members (4 classes) Instructor: Angela Richter-Gronross, RYT
Good Manners—Group Dog Training
This class is for dogs with little or no training. Owners will learn how to teach their dog basic
skills like no jumping, sit, down, stay, walk nicely on a leash, leave-it, wait at doors and more.
The instructor will also focus on positive training methods and how to have fun with your dog.
First class is for pet owners ONLY; bring proof of rabies and DHLPP. Open to all ages.
April 17-May 22, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm—Course #18189
Amphitheater—$150 for Round Rock residents, $155 for non-residents
Home Maintenance Workshop
This workshop will inform homeowners of simple home maintenance and repairs that can
prevent future more costly repairs. Our last maintenance workshop was well attended and
there was more information than we could discuss.
Thursday, May 17, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Grand Meeting Room—Free for Baca members
Water Aerobics at Clay Madsen Rec. Center
The Clay Madsen Recreation Center located at 1600 Gattis School Road will be offering some
new water aerobics classes. Relief & Therapy aerobics is a shallow water class designed to pro-
vide range-of-motion work for the joints and gentle strengthening for all the major muscle
groups. Ideal for Multiple Sclerosis, previous injury or rehabilitation needs. These classes are
FREE with a CMRC membership or the CMRC/BACA combo membership. Non-members will
need to pay a walk-in fee for each class. Check out their website for additional classes.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-10:50 am
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00-1:50 pm
SAM BASS COMMUNITY THEATER Newsletter Advertising
April 13-May 5 Space
Thursday, Friday &
The Baca Buzz now includes advertising
Saturday at 8:00 pm
that is specific for seniors. Pass the word
Sunday at 2:00 pm along to businesses and friends that the
600 Lee St., Round Rock
newsletter is a great way to advertise to
over 1,200 Baca Center members as well as
online. For more information, on advertis-
ing rates give us a call at 512-218-5499 or
visit our website at www.bacacenter.com.
A young man with a death wish and a 79-year-old high
on life come together in this black comedy from Collin
Higgins, who brought you 9 to 5, Best Little Whore-
house in Texas and Foul Play. Young, rich, and
Kiosk Advertising Space
obsessed with death, Harold is changed forever when Looking for home care, hospice services, a
he meets lively septuagenarian anarchist Maude at a
funeral and she decides to teach him how to really live. lawyer or handy man? The Baca Center of-
fers space for businesses to advertise in our
kiosk. The center staff is unable to recom-
mend a business but you are welcome to
check out our kiosk for advertisers.
TRINITY CARE CENTER IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
We are currently seeking compassionate and caring volunteers
to join our enhanced activity program.
Any time commitment per week or month would be appreciated.
For more information please visit us in person or
contact Liz at Ph: 512-634-3015.
Trinity Care Center
1000 E. Main Street Round Rock, TX 78664
Day Trips & Tips
If you like to see ject to change. Return in the Baca garage will have
new places, mu- time is an estimated time to walk down the ramp.
seums, plays, of return, it depends on Participating persons with a
movies, restau- traffic, event wrap up, and disability or a physical condi-
rants, concerts, any travel delays. Cost for tion requiring them to use a
then you’ll want meals will vary by type of res- wheelchair must be accompa-
to travel with the taurant, participants are re- nied by a companion to pro-
Baca Center. sponsible for checking meal vide them with needed assis-
ALL trips in the newsletter costs ahead of time through tance in accessibility situa-
will be available for regis- website or Baca staff. tions (restrooms) during the
tration on February 27. Day trippers should check in trip. The companion must be
Members may register one ad- with the bus driver for exact a relative or personal caretak-
ditional person per trip at departure and arrival times. er specifically for the partici-
time of registration. Non- If a member has a medical pant. For proper arrange-
members please add $5 for condition and must pre-board ments, please inform the Baca
the cost of each trip. Only on the bus, a current doctor’s Center staff at registration.
those riding the Baca trans- note must be on file with the If you have a trip suggestion
portation can participate in staff. The building may not be for somewhere in Texas,
trip activities. open when returning from a please stop by the front desk.
Times and events are sub- trip so those that have parked
Policy & Procedures
Please Check in with the driver before each trip. Payment is required at time of sign up. Please
do NOT show up more than 15 minutes prior to departure, the building may not be open. Partic-
ipants are only allowed to save ONE seat on the bus for their travel companion.
TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY
In the event of a cancellation, a CREDIT for the amount of the trip will be added to your
account ONLY IF:
1) The Allen R. Baca Center cancels the trip.
2) A substitution has been made from the waiting list to fill your spot.
A) If no substitution can be made and the request is made 14 calendar days or less from
the start date of the trip, all fees are forfeited.
B) If no substitution can be made and the request is made 15 calendar days or more from
the start date of the trip, a credit for the amount of the trip will be applied to your ac
count or you will be assessed a $25 processing fee for a refund. There will be NO
substitutions allowed the day of a trip.
Online registration is a great way to sign up for trips without the hassle of waiting in line!
Visit www.roundrockrecreation.com for online sign up.
ALL REGISTRATION FOR THE LISTED TRIPS
WILL BEGIN FEBRUARY 27, 2012 @ 8 AM UNLESS NOTED
Times/events are subject to change. Return time is an estimated time, it depends on traffic,
event wrap up, and any travel delays. Please come 15 minutes early for trips.
DON’T BE LATE, WE DON’T WAIT!!!
Tuesday, March 6 MARY KAY MUSEUM AND MUSTANGS OF LAS COLINAS
Depart: 7:00 am You won’t want to miss this exciting trip to the Mary Kay Museum,
Return: 7:00 pm World Headquarters and Restaurant. We will tour the museum and
Cost: $20 (Meal OYO; have lunch at her restaurant. Mary Kay is hailed as one of the
Ticket Inc.) greatest female entrepreneurs in American history. After our de-
Where: Addison lightful time at the Mary Kay Museum, we will drive by the famous
Course #18499 Mustangs of Las Colinas in Irving. This is the largest equestrian
sculpture in the world.
Thursday, March 8 METRO RAIL & LADYBIRD LAKE HIKE
Depart: 8:30 am We will hop on the Capital Metro Rail to go downtown and then
Return: 3:45 pm hike to Ladybird Lake for a hike on the trail. After our 3-4 mile
Cost: $6 (Ticket & Meal hike, we will stop at a local restaurant for lunch before we take the
OYO) rail back to Howard Ln. Participants will need to purchase their
Where: Austin rail ticket for a cost of $5.50 and $2.75 with the senior discount
Course #18890 card. The ticket is for the round trip.
Monday, March 12 OLD OAKS ALPACA RANCH & MIMA’S IN WIMBERLY
Depart: 9:00 am This alpaca ranch has a beautiful sculpture garden, yarn store and
Return: 4:00 pm lots of alpacas. We will get a personal tour of the ranch and then go
Cost: $17 (Ticket Inc.) to Mima’s Kitchen in Wimberly for lunch. Last alpaca trip filled
Course #18891 fast and the yarn store has a beautiful selection of yarn.
Wednesday, March 14 CUISINE CRITICS GO TO FLIX BREWHOUSE
Meet: 11:00 am This restaurant and brewhouse has a great selection for lunch and
Cost: Free (Meal OYO) a huge listing of spirits. After lunch, we will get a private tour of
Where: Hester’s the brewery. If interested, feel free to take in a movie after our
Crossing, RR tour.
Course #17976 www.flixbrewhouse.com
Sunday, March 18 WAY OFF BROADWAY PRESENTS THE TENDER TRAP
Depart: 2:00 pm Charlie has an ideal bachelor life in New York with a great apart-
Return: 6:00 pm ment, good job and beautiful ladies that are all willing to grant his
Cost: $20 (Ticket Inc.) every wish. Charlie is interested in Sylvia but Julie is falling in
Where: Leander love with Charlie and she is determined to get him to do things her
Course #18892 way. Charlie juggles both ladies but then finds himself engaged to
Tuesday, March 20 HOMESTEAD HERITAGE
Depart: 8:00 am You won't want to miss this spectacular 531 acre homestead. The
Return: 4:00 pm craft village has master craftsmen that invite you to watch them at
Cost: $28 (Ticket Inc.— their craft such as a blacksmith, potters, weavers, and much more.
guided tour & hayride) There is a barn, potter's house, gristmill, herb garden, deli, furni-
Where: Elm Mott ture store and much more. Their gift shop has handcrafted furni-
Course #18893 ture and one-of-a-kind heirloom gifts. There will be lots of walking
Lunch will be at the Café on this trip but will be worth every step back in time. Includes 2 hr
Homestead OYO tour & 40 min. hayride. www.homesteadheritage.com
Saturday, March 24 SHERWOOD FOREST RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Depart: 9:00 am This is a great festival that is sure to be fun. They offer over 100
Return: 6:00 pm live performances each day, over 130 merchants, great food, games
Cost: $26 (Ticket Inc. & and rides. You can watch games such as ciber toss, stone lift, bag-
Meal OYO) pipe competition, jousting and more. The game, food and beverage
Where: McDade establishments do not accept credit cards so bring cash. Most of the
Course #18894 merchants accept credit cards. www.sherwoodforestfaire.com
Tuesday, March 27 ACME BRICK TOUR, MEYERS BBQ AND ELGIN
Depart: 9:00 am Since 1891 homebuyers have trusted Acme Brick to provide long
Return: 4:00 pm lasting and beautiful brick for their homes. Come on this unique
Cost: $9 (Meal OYO) tour with us and learn about Acme’s history, how the company got
Where: Elgin it’s name and how they acquired the Elgin plant in 1991. After our
Course #18895 private tour, we will go to the famous Meyers BBQ for lunch. Once
lunch is finished, we will cruise to downtown Elgin for some shop-
ping or maybe stop in the local pub for a beer. Elgin maybe a small
town but it has lots of character so join us on this unique trip.
Thursday, March 29 SAN GABRIEL SENIOR VILLAGE
Depart: 11:00 am This senior village is one of Georgetown’s newest senior communi-
Return: 1:00 pm ties with 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. They offer lots of amenities
Cost: Free (Meal Inc.) and activities. Join us for a private tour of their community and a
Where: Georgetown free lunch.
Course #18397 www.merrittcommunities.com/sangabriel
Trips, Trips, Trips
Thursday, April 5 HARRY RANSOM CENTER & TAJ MAHAL RESTAURANT
Depart: 9:30 am Participants will receive a private tour of the Ransom Center exhib-
Return: 2:30 pm its including Gutenberg Bible, First Photograph and the King
Cost: $7 (Meal OYO) James Bible—History and Influence. For lunch we will stop at the
Where: Austin Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine Restaurant near Parmer Lane.
Course #19421 www.hrc.utexas.edu www.tajmahalaustin.com
Tuesday, April 10 CAPEHART COMM. COLLECTION & PIONEER VILLAGE
Depart: 7:00 am This is a trip that you can ONLY take with the senior center. Our
Return: 6:00 pm first stop will be to tour Capehart Communications Collection
Cost: $19 (Meal OYO) which is a personal collection owned by a retired Western Electric
Where: Corsicana employee. His collection of telephones span from the Victorian age
Course #19422 to modern times and includes equipment, magazines, posters, rec-
ords, gadgets and more. After our 2 hour tour, we will go to the Cot-
ton Patch Café for lunch and then to downtown Corsicana to take a
tour through Pioneer Village. The village is a re-creation of pioneer
days in Corsicana and Navarro County with replicas of old build-
Tuesday, April 17 GUENTHER MUSEUM, SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL &
Depart: 9:00 am CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (CIA)
Return: 6:00 pm We will begin our trip at the Guenther Museum which is the home
Cost: $16 (Meal OYO) of Pioneer Flour Mills’ founding family for a quick tour and then
Where: San Antonio lunch at their restaurant. After lunch, we will stop by the oldest
Course #19423 Cathedral in Texas for a tour and shopping at their gift shop. Then
we will head to the CIA for a tour of their culinary institute.
Wednesday, April 18 CUISINE CRITICS GO TO TURQUOISE CUISINE
Meet: 11:00 am This restaurant offer Turkish cuisine and they have a huge menu
Cost: Free (Meal OYO) of choices including appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and Baklava
Where: Hester’s for dessert. The restaurant is located where the old Grapevine
Crossing, RR Market was located.
Course #17977 www.turquoisecuisine.com
Friday, April 20 OLD COUPLAND INN & DANCEHALL
Depart: 5:30 pm Join us for great food, live music and lots of dancing as we venture
Return: 11:00 pm to Coupland’s most famous dancehall built in 1904. There will be a
Cost: $9 (Cover OYO) cover charge of $8-$10 which participants will need to pay on their
Where: Coupland own. The restaurant is a saloon country style café with mouth
Course #17886 watering food. www.couplanddancehall.com
Trips, Trips, Trips
Tuesday, April 24 ACL, JOVITA’S AND ROADHOUSE RELICS
Depart: 10:00 am Our first one hour tour will be at the new home of Austin City
Return: 5:00 pm Limits. For lunch we will stop at Jovita’s. After lunch, we will go to
Cost: $14 (Ticket Inc.) Roadhouse Relics for a tour of their store that offers modern vin-
Where: Austin tage home décor and neon signs.
Course #19424 www.acl.org www.jovitas.com www.roadhouserelics.com
Thursday, April 26 PADDLE BOATING ON LADYBIRD LAKE
Depart: 10:00 am This trip is going to be lots of fun!!! We are going to pair up into
Return: 3:00 pm groups of 3-4 for some paddle boating. A few staff members will go
Cost: $12 (Meal OYO) along to assist with paddling. After our peaceful trip on the lake,
Where: Austin we will go to Shady Grove for lunch. This trip will be cancelled if
Course #19425 there is rainy weather.
Saturday, April 28 LONESTAR ROLLERGIRLS
Depart: 5:30 pm This trip is going to be a BLAST!!! There is nothing like watching
Return: 10:30 pm female athletes on roller skates trying to score a point on the
Cost: $17 (Ticket Inc.) banked track while pushing, shoving and slinging each other
Where: Austin around. Join us for a free presentation on how the game is played
Course #19426 on Thursday, April 26 at 11 am. www.txrd.com
Thursday, May 3 HAROLD & MAUDE AT SAM BASS COMMUNITY THEATER
Depart: 7:15 pm A young man with a death wish and a 79-year-old high on life come
Return: 10:15 pm together in this black comedy from Collin Higgins. Harold is young,
Cost: $16 (Ticket Inc.) rich, and obsessed with death, but he is changed forever when he
Where: Round Rock meets lively septuagenarian anarchist Maude at a funeral. Maude
Course #19431 teaches Harold how to really live. www.sambasstheater.org
Wednesday, May 30 DIVIDING THE ESTATE AT ZACHARY SCOTT THEATER
Depart: 7:00 pm The Gordons have always been greedy, gossipy and petty. The
Return: 11:00 pm “happy” homestead is located in Harrison, Texas but when the
Cost: $31 (Ticket Inc.) Houston branch part of the family comes to tangle over the family
Where: Austin inheritance pettiness becomes an art form. This play is sure to de-
Course #19432 light and keep you laughing. We MUST have 20 people for this trip
by May 11. www.zachscott.com
The Baca Center would like to welcome our new bus driver, Paul Wayne of Round Rock. Paul
worked for Round Rock ISD for 34 years as a teacher. He began as a Special Education teacher
and then took on the challenge of Kindergarten. Paul should be driving the trips by the end of
February but when he’s not driving the bus you might find him in the weight room. Make sure
you give Paul a warm welcome when you see him driving or working out.
Thank you to Trinity Care Center for offering FREE blood pressure checks
1st Friday of each month 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Thank you to Reliant Central Hospital for offering free blood sugar checks
March 1 & 22, 10:30-11:30 am in the lobby
Thank you to San Gabriel Village for offering a private tour
and lunch at their newest Georgetown community.
See the trips section for more information to register.
Bandido Grill Juarez Restaurant
1400 E Palm Valley Blvd. 1701 S Mays St.
The Cuisine Critics gave mostly all high This was the largest group of critics to partici-
scores for this newly opened restaurant. Most pate. They gave the highest marks for the
of the critics thought the service was wonder- atmosphere, cleanliness and value for the
ful and they have a HUGE salsa bar with money. They serve breakfast all day and have
over 6 choices of salsa and homemade chips. a fairly large menu. Their Mexican pastries
The food was very tasty and plentiful. This are a must and are made fresh daily. Even
restaurant boasts that they have the best au- with the large group, they were able to deliver
thentic Mexican food along with great happy our food correctly and in a timely manner.
hour specials, breakfast and entrees. Great This restaurant is unique to Round Rock and
place for happy hour. a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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Interested in participating in a Philosophy Group? If so, please let the Baca staff know.
Join us for classic movies and a group discussion about the movie. All movies will be set up in
the Grand Meeting Room on the drop down screen so everyone will have a terrific view. Popcorn
and lemonade will be provided. This is free and one of our member’s perks. Non-members must
pay $1 walk-in fee. Movies are subject to change.
Celebrate Clark Gable’s Birthday on February 21, 1-3 pm
Feature movie—It Happened One Night
Celebrate Glen Miller’s Birthday on March 20, 1-3 pm
Feature movie—The Glenn Miller Story