A trip was taken to the Quality Hill neighborhood in Fort Worth to visit two historic mansions. These are large, opulently restored examples of the Georgian Revival architectural style.
TIAA Members attended this rousing concert at the Granville Arts Center in Garland on August 17, 2012. The Rankin Brothers Classic Music Revue had impersonations, tributes, and comedy and featured classics from Rock-n-Roll, Country, Folk, and Gospel genres.
We wondered what the state-of-the- art, 1.1 million-square-foot, 300-mm wafer fab complex looked like now that it is operational so we arranged for a walking tour of the first wafer fab facility to receive Gold LEED designation.
TIAA members and guests went on a private tour of D/FW’s Administration Building, watched an interactive display of hundreds of flights all over the world, learned about security problems, and then visited the Fire and Police Stations.
We rode our bus to McKinney’s premier festival, the 32nd annual Dickens of a Christmas. This event had an old fashioned, Victorian Christmas atmosphere with horse-drawn carriages, traveling carolers, visits with Santa and activities for all ages including shopping at over 100 boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, apparel stores, gift and antique shops.
TIAA members experienced the “The Norwegian Capital of Texas” as they held their annual event to usher in the holiday season. We enjoyed “The Arts of Christmas” at the Bosque Arts Center; browsed the Heritage Village filled with dozens of vendor booths showcasing foods, arts and crafts; and experienced an authentic Norwegian lunch.
Our members discovered the compelling human stories told through hundreds of authentic artifacts along with recreations of the ship's interior at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
TIAA members explored 205 acres of a pristine forest ecosystem and watched lots of bird feeders. This is a wild and special place where plant species from North, South, East, and West mingle together, attracting birds and other animals.
The Chef’s Gallery at The International Culinary School gave us a guided tour will explain the meal’s preparation. The menus are created by the chef instructors and prepared by students.
The sky’s literally the limit at this great theater on the University of North Texas campus where TIAA members enjoyed a private showing of a program called “Wonders of the Universe” which peers deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope.