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A Tuna Christmas at the Mesquite Arts Center

It’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKKnews personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. We'll see many colorful Tuna denizens join in the holiday fun. The show runs for 2 hours.

The Spectacular Senior Follies

Richardson, TX.  The Eisemann Center of Arts is presenting a Ziegfeld-Follies-style musical review with talented, professional singers and dancers 55 years of age and up. This show is an inspiration to all ages and is an easy way to enjoy music from The Greatest Generation.  From the music of long ago to the not-so-distant past, the Follies offer something for everyone. The DART light rail runs about a block away from the Eisemann or there is a parking garage adjacent to the center.

Treasures from the House of Alba

Join us as we visit the SMU Meadow’s Museum (which is handicapped accessible).  They are observing their 50th anniversary with one of the most important exhibitions in their history.  For more than 500 years, the Alba family has collected art, and they are graciously allowing more than 130 works from their multimillion dollar private collection to leave Spain for the very first time.  We will see paintings by Titian, Goya, Rubens, Rembrandt, Ingres, Renoir and many more.  We will also view the heart of their collection, a painting by Fra.

Chickasaw Indian Nation Tour

April 2, Chickasaw Indian Nation Tour – Thursday, 8:30am – 5:30pm, Sulphur, OK. Chickasaw Country consists of 7,648 square miles in 13 south-central Oklahoma counties and we’re going to drop in for a short visit.  The Chicksaw Cultural Center is the largest tribal cultural center in the United States and we’ll have a guided tour to learn more about their traditions and make their heritage come to life.  We’ll eat at their Aaimpa Café (at your own expense).

Samurai Museum, Dallas

Samurai warriors fought in style with fancy helmets and ornate armor, shot engraved arrows and brandished fancy swords. The fighters were revered for their loyalty, courage and integrity, and they shaped Japan’s history for centuries.

Sixth Floor Museum

Tuesday, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm, Dallas. It has been over eight years since we last explored the Sixth Floor Museum so let’s go and see what has changed.  The Museum is located on the sixth and seventh floors of an early 20th-century warehouse known as the Texas School Book depository. The permanent exhibit contains approximately 45,000 items including films, photographs and artifacts that chronicle President Kennedy’s life, assassination, global aftermath of his death, and the legacy of his presidency.

Ham Orchards, July, 2014

On July 1 TIAA members and guests went to Terrell and stocked up on the “jewels of the summer" (a.k.a. hand-picked, ripe peaches), fat blueberries, red tomatoes, blackberries, etc. at a well-known farm market store.  We bought fresh, canned and frozen veggies, fruits, casseroles, jams, jellies and desserts; enjoyed a delicious BBQ sandwich and a Cider Slush and licked a homemade peach or strawberry ice cream cone before we headed back to TI at 2 pm.    

Ansel Adams: Masterworks Exhibit

This extraordinary exhibit contains the 48 photographs that Adams considered to be his best work.  Selected and printed by the artist himself, these images are currently on display for a short time at the Arlington Museum of Art.  Adams had a camera platform mounted on his station wagon in the early ‘40s to afford him a better vantage point over the immediate foreground and a better angle for expansive backgrounds. Most of his landscapes from that time forward were made from the roof of his car rather than from summits reached by rugged hiking.  It was his iconic images of the U.S.

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History exhibit immerses you in the science and history of field archaeology.  Walk in the footsteps of a beloved film hero, Indiana Jones, and see some of the world’s most impressive material remains and real-world artifacts from the collections of the world-renowned Penn Museum and the National Geographic Society archives. This exhibit presents a factual interpretation of the principles and methodologies of field archaeology.


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