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Shakespeare in the Park performs "The Winter's Tale"

TIAA has reserved the pavilion at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre so we will have great seats for a performance of “The Winter’s Tale” by our beloved Bard.  “The Winter’s Tale” is sometimes classified as a romance and sometimes as a comedy but there is always plenty of intense psychological drama, too, so we’ll leave it up to you to decide what to call it.  However, it does have a happy ending – no dead bodies lying on this stage. You may eat before you arrive, or food trucks will be available prior to the performance or you may bring a picnic basket (and don’t forget the wine).

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

Thursday, March 7, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Cedar Hill. Ride with us as we leave at 9:00 a.m., enjoy a guided tour at 9:30 to learn about this 205 acre pristine forest ecosystem and have time to sit at a bird viewing area with 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. You will have time to explore the nature and views of Dogwood Canyon as you enjoy a quiet 30-minute self-guided hike through this area’s beautiful escarpment forest.

Titanic--The Artifact Exhibit

Discover 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. You will experience painstakingly recreated rooms with minute attention to details. Learn the story of Titanic's voyage from launch, to tragic ending, to modern-day recovery, to restoration efforts – a 100-year journey. You will find this tour to be educational, emotional and appropriate for all ages.  The museum  welcomes all guests and is wheelchair and handicap accessible.

Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible: Ancient Artifacts

We’ve known about them since 1947 so let’s go see the scrolls which were discovered in caves on the western shore of the Dead Sea. They were probably hidden during the First Jewish Revolt against the occupying Romans in A.D. 66-70, when Qumran was destroyed and abandoned. Carbon-14 testing and handwriting analysis confirmed that they date between 250 B.C. and A.D. 70.  The survival of the scrolls for so many centuries is astounding.

Norweigan Country Christmas Trip

Experience “The Norwegian Capital of Texas” as they hold their annual event to usher in the holiday season. Tour the Bosque Museum, which will be beautifully decorated to reflect the Norwegian heritage of the community; enjoy “The Arts of Christmas” at the Bosque Arts Center; browse the Heritage Village filled with dozens of vendor booths showcasing foods, arts and crafts; and experience an authentic Norwegian lunch at the Clifton Civic Center.   Cost of lunch and bus transportation is $30 for members and $33 for non-members.

Klyde Warren Park Tour

TIAA members will visit this new, one-of-a-kind park which creates a green space “out of thin air”, connects Uptown, downtown and the Dallas Arts District and offers a wonderful way to experience the Dallas skyline.  This 5-acre park is built over a recessed eight-lane freeway and is covered with natural, sustainable landscape including 322 trees.  One of TI’s founders, J. Erik Jonsson, really made this park possible in the 1960s when, as Dallas’ mayor, he decided to recess the Woodall Rodgers freeway.  Public-private funds finished the job in 2012.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Get ready to amaze your brain through hands-on learning experiences by joining us on a visit to this “world of wonders”.  We will meet  their iconic 35-foot Malawisaurus fossil, eat lunch (on your own) at the Museum Café, and wander through eleven hands-on exhibit halls on a self-guided tour.  All public areas are accessible by either elevator or ramp to accommodate wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and visitors who prefer to avoid stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended.  Our bus will leave at 10:00 a.m. and return at 3:00 p.m. Cost is $20 per member and $22 per nonmember.

Christmas at the George W. Bush Museum

 Let’s go back in time to see how Christmas was celebrated at the White House in in 2003 as we visit the George W. Bush Museum on the SMU campus. Among the exhibit’s attractions will be a number of the hand-crafted decorations depicting beloved storybook characters that were displayed throughout the White House. The interactive museum galleries will be available, the 911 area is very touching and you may sit in the Oval Office to pose for a picture.

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