The Dallas Farmers Market was not created overnight and its history lies deep in the development of Dallas as a city. It has grown and changed and now enters a new era so let’s go check out what privatization has accomplished in this area. We will take an bus from TI at 10:00 am to begin an all-encompassing, guided tour of the Market at 10:30 am, sit down to eat at The Mud Hen around 11:30 and shop for fresh goodies before returning around 2:00 pm. Cost for transportation will be $10.00 for members and $11.00 for nonmembers.
The azaleas were in full bloom, everything was green and lush and the Bed & Breakfast was only a few blocks from downtown Jefferson as 12 TIAA members traveled to East Texas for a few days. We drove our own cars to Jefferson but did a lot of walking around outside in the beautiful spring weather. The B&B had wonderful breakfasts plus a wine hour every afternoons. Caddo Lake was like another world and cruising around the Cypress Bayou and listening to the Captain discuss this area was interesting, too.
Celebrating their 8th year in Dallas, the Spectacular Senior Follies is presenting the all-new, all-live show Bravo Broadway. This features 100 talented folks who are active performers and who are also 55 years of age or older. The theme this year is honoring songs from Tony award-winning Broadway musicals. The Follies is family-friendly singing, dancing, comedy and a variety of acts in a style reminiscent of the Ziegfeld Follies. It features the famous Follies Showgirls, some of the most beautiful ladies in Dallas, wearing lavish and extravagant costumes.
TIAA arranged for a private demo of glass blowing at the Carlyn Ray Studio in the Dallas Design District. Twelve members watched in awe as the molten lava was tranformed into two beautiful glass creations. TIAA has bought one of the items and it will be raffled off at the Texas Instruments Retiree Luncheon in November with all proceeds going to the United Way. Be sure to buy some tickets!
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Based on Bram Stoker’s novel, this is a witty version of the classic story of the suave vampire whose passion is sinking teeth into the throats of young women. Set in the 1930’s, young Mina has taken ill, and her best friend Lucy has mysteriously died. Her uncle and her fiancée enlist the assistance of Professor Van Helsing to solve the mystery. Count Dracula is a perfect addition to your Halloween plans.
The Third Installment in the Tuna trilogy, it's been several years since we left Bertha and Arles dancing at the end of A Tuna Christmas...Did the romance blossom? Has Didi Snavley received any "cosmic" communications from R.R.'s UFO? Did Stanley make his fortune in the Albuquerque taxidermy business? These and other burning questions will be asked and answered in the side-splitting spoof of life in small town Texas. Along with Tuna's perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion.
OK, so it wasn't "a dark and stormy night" but it wasn't pouring down rain like the originally scheduled trip in October. Twenty-five brave TIAA folks signed up for a 90-minute haunted ghost tour of Denton on December 11 led by a great storyteller, Shelly Tucker.