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                             Volume 2, Issue 2                                      March/April 2012


Baca Staff
Supervisor                                          Toga Party
Deborah McRoberts
                                               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.
Recreation Attendants
                             Please observe Toga modesty—if you can’t wear it in front of your
Donna Bethke
Cameron Russ
                             grandchildren, please do not wear it at the event.    Course #17763
                                                    Toga Workshop
Bus Driver                   Join us for a workshop on making your own Toga. This workshop is
Paul Wayne
                             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
Custodians
Charles Jackson
                             am in the Grand Meeting Room.
Padraig (Pat) Lavin



 Round Rock Parks and
                                                   Egg Hunt
       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
          lives.
                             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

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                                       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
    Sittercize
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
                                                                                  Sing Along
     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**
   Zumba Gold*
    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
 Benefits Counseling
                                                                                        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:
                                                                                        http://www.wbco.net/
 Garden Club                               1st Monday             9:30-10:30am
                                                                                        services_meals.html
 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
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                            Activity Descriptions
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-
at janet-oh@swbell.net.
                                                     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 helensmith204@gmail.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.                       bacawritingclub@gmail.com.
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.
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                               Special Events

   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 janet-oh@swbell.net.



                   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
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                           Organizations/Clubs
             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 helensmith204@gmail.com 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.
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                                          Classes
              ***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
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                                         Classes

                           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
                                  www.roundrockrecreation.com

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                                                                  over 1,200 Baca Center members as well as
                                                                  online. For more information, on advertis-
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                                                                  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
                                                                          www.trisunhealthcare.com



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                                   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—WWW.ROUNDROCKRECREATION.COM
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.

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                                     Day Trips

     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.
                           www.marykay.com                www.mustangsoflascolinas.com



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.
                           www.theoldoaksranch.com


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

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                                     Day Trips
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
                            both.                                             www.wbocp.org

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.
                            www.brick.com                            www.cuetopiatexas.com

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
                                      www.bacacenter.com
                        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-
                        ings. www.telcomhistory.org/vm/museumsCapehart.shtml
                        www.ci.corsicana.tx.us/departments/parks/pioneer

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.
                        www.guentherhouse.com                        www.sfcathedral.org
                        www.ciachef.edu/visitors/sanantonio

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
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                          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.
                          www.rowingdock.com                         www.theshadygrove.com



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

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                                 Staff Update
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.



                                      Sponsors
      Thank you to Trinity Care Center for offering FREE blood pressure checks
                    1st Friday of each month 11:30 am-12:30 pm
                             www.trisunhealthcare.com

      Thank you to Reliant Central Hospital for offering free blood sugar checks
                      March 1 & 22, 10:30-11:30 am in the lobby
                             www.reliantcentraltx.com

              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.
                       www.merrittcommunities.com/sangabriel




                                Cuisine Critics
              Bandido Grill                                 Juarez Restaurant
          1400 E Palm Valley Blvd.                              1701 S Mays St.
           www.bandidogrill.com                                  512-255-6262
               512-630-8244

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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   Allen R Baca Center                                     Baca Center
  301 W Bagdad, Bldg
                     . 2                                               will be
  Round Rock, TX 7866
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      512-218-5499                                    February 20
                                                                 —President’s
    512-218-3231 fax
                                                         May 28—Me             Day
                                                                    morial Day

     Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-6:30 pm
(Weight Room ONLY until 7:15 pm)
     Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
                                                       www.rou
 Saturdays & Sundays--CLOSED                                   ndrocktex
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   Activities & weight room                                     acenter.c
 end 15 minutes before closing                                           om

 WBCO Lunch Reservation Phone:
       512-255-4970
   Carts—512-478-7433




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                             Classic Cinema
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
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