Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Seniors’ July Trips: Dinosaurs, Art, and Theater, Oh My!

Summer is in full swing in Southlake and the entire town is bustling with activity. The Southlake Senior Activity Center is no exception with three adventure-filled trips scheduled for July.

Planning and accompanying our Seniors on local field trips is a staff highlight at the Senior Center. July’s Senior trips have something for everyone—from resident dino-philes, art buffs, or musical theater connoisseurs!

The Dinosaur Company
Wednesday, July 6 at 10:00 AM

Visit the only animatronic dinosaur factory in the US. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the creature workshop and animatronic exhibit in the City of Allen. The Dinosaur Company is a leader in the development and design of animatronic technology. See the amazing world of dinosaurs come to life. Register here.

The Music Man at Theater Denton
Sunday, July 17 at 1:00 PM

Revisit Meredith Wilson’s infamous Golden Age musical about a traveling conman who falls in love with a witty librarian in the stubborn town of Rivercity, Iowa. Sing along to Broadway classics such as “76 Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” and “’Til There Was You.” Enjoy a wonderful weekend matinee performance with friends. Register here.

Kimble Art Museum
Wednesday, July 27 at 9:30 AM

Art lovers assemble and join us as we explore The Language of Beauty in African Art special exhibit at the Kimble Art Museum in Fort Worth. This world-class art museum curates the most cutting-edge exhibits and brings them to life for a DFW audience. This exhibit illustrates sub-Saharan concepts of beauty through a unique exploration of language, objects, and visual arts. Register here.

Explore the DFW Metroplex with us! See you at the Southlake Senior Activity Center!

Senior’s Luncheons, Trips, and all that Jazz

It’s time to jazz things up at the Southlake Senior Activity Center. Our upcoming Spring programs are sure to razzle-dazzle!

Our Senior Activity Center Staff works hard to provide fun and innovative programs for our members. We have a lot of exciting opportunities coming up in the next few months, and we are thrilled to share them with our senior center members. Whether you want to socialize with friends, take a field trip out of town, or learn a new skill, our upcoming programs will brighten up your day.

Plan ahead for these nifty programs:

Monthly Jazzy Lunch Social
Slick your hair, wear your buckled shoes, and join us for our new monthly Jazzy Lunch Social! Enjoy a musical lunch hour with friends and relax to the soothing sound of live classical jazz performed by internationally known pianist Mr. Milton Fletcher. Our first Jazzy Lunch Social is next week on Tuesday, April 26 from 12:30-1:30 PM. This program is $6.00, and pre-registration is required. Other dates include May 31 and June 28!

Two Brothers Winery Trip
Attention all wine lovers and connoisseurs! Join us on Friday, April 29 from 1:40- 4:00 PM as we visit Two Brothers Winery in Keller for a guided tour and a flight of 4 tastings with a small snack. Two Brothers Winery is a local family business owned and operated by two brothers, their spouses, and two long-time family friends. Pre-registration is required ($3.00), and the event fee for this outing is $15.00, which will be paid directly to the vendor. Don’t forget to bring money for lunch. Register here.

Joe T. Garcia’s and Ft. Worth Stockyards
Wrangle up your buddies and enjoy a delicious lunch at Joe T. Garcia’s on Wednesday, May 4 from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM. Explore the famous Fort Worth Stockyards after lunch and learn about this incredible historic district. Registration is required, and the registration fee is $3.00. Make sure to bring money for shopping.

Water Safety Seminar
May is National Water Safety Month, and it’s never too late to learn how to be safe in the water. Join our Champions Club Aquatics staff on Tuesday, May 3 from 1:30-2:30 PM as they discuss tips on how to stay safe in and around the water. This crucial seminar is just in time for summer. Register here.

We can’t wait to see you at one or all of these exciting events. Subscribe to the Senior Activity Center emails to stay up-to-date on our programs and activities.

Spring is in Full Bloom in our Upcoming Senior Trips!

Spring is in full swing, and the Senior Activity Center is taking advantage of the newly bloomed season to get outside and explore.

It’s finally nice and warm in Texas, so there’s no better time to admire the fresh spring flowers. Nature lovers, mark your calendars because two incredible trip opportunities are coming up in April that you won’t want to miss.

Friday, April 1, 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM: Texas Azalea and Spring Flower Trail in Tyler
Explore a new town and admire the natural beauty all around it! The Azalea National Historic District comprises about 950 homes built in the early 1900s and features endless miles of blooming flowers. The Azalea and Spring Flower Trail is a floral wonderland for photographers and admirers alike! Marvel at the residential gardens and historic home-sites during the best season of the year with a guided tour! This is a day-long trip, so plan accordingly and bring money for lunch. Register here.

Wednesday, April 6, 9:15 AM-3:30 PM: Chandor Gardens in Weatherford
Take a stroll outside and admire the beautifully designed Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. These gardens capture the ornate design of ancient Chinese architecture and the elegance of a formal English garden. Marvel at the 30-foot waterfall and relax by one of the numerous fountains. There is truly something for everyone at this aesthetic and tranquil destination. Join us for a guided tour as we discover this enchanting garden. Don’t forget to bring money for lunch, and be prepared to walk a lot! Register here.

Nothing makes us happier than planning fun excursions for our members! Claim your spot today!

Tea and Time-Travel: Senior February Trips

There’s nothing our staff loves more than exploring fun places in the DFW area! This month, we have two exciting field trips for our senior members that are sure to be fun and educational!

Cooper Street Antique Mall: Friday, February 11
The weather was unusually chilly last week, and there is no better way to warm up than with a nice cup of tea. Join us from 11:30 AM- 3:30 PM for lunch at the Tin Tulip Tearoom! We will have time to explore the Cooper Street Antique Mall after lunch.

Texas Civil War Museum: Friday, February 25
Travel back through time to learn about one of the most contentious events in our nation’s history. The Texas Civil War Museum is the largest Civil War museum west of the Mississippi River. It maintains a comprehensive collection including military collections, domestic objects, personal items and artifacts, and postwar Victorian attire. The event fee is $6.00, the registration fee is $3.00, and members should bring money for lunch.

There’s no better way to create life-long memories than to participate in experiential learning with friends. We look forward to sharing these experiences with you!