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Details for all the events below will be in the Spring newsletter.


Historical Tours

Friday, March 15, 11:30 a.m.

Don Baynham,, 214-287-7948

Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral

The spring tour will be of the Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral. The temple is a monumental structure in the Farmers Market District of downtown Dallas at 500 S. Harwood. Opened in 1913 as an official headquarters for use by the Scottis​h Rite Masons and other Masonic lodges, it is a grand example of early 20th century Beaux Arts Classical architecture. Admission is free, as is parking. Lunch will be on your own at the Green Door Public House, which is next door to the cathedral. Don has a handout specific to this tour.


Museum Trips

Dallas Museum of Art

Wednesday, April 10, 11:30 a.m.

Bob Chambers,, 469-271-2684

Dallas Museum of Art

I would like to propose a trip to the Dallas Museum of Art to see an exhibition titled “Impressionist Revolution from Monet to Matisse.” This exhibit marks the 150-year anniversary of the first Impressionist exhibit of 1874. It explores the history and legacy of Impressionism within European modernism, delving into “the rebellious origins of these outcast artists,” discovering connections to the new directions taken by the great figures of the 19th and early 20th centuries. “The unique innovations of its core members, including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Berthe Morisot, are showcased alongside the responses of successive generations of avant-garde artists, from Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh to Piet Mondrian and Henri Matisse."

Our tour is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 at 11:30. We can meet in the area of the information desk near the north entrance of the museum. The cost is $18 per person; parking in the lot below the museum is now $20 (both free to members, of course).

For lunch afterwards, the Mi Cocina in Klyde Warren Park across the street is a good possibility.


Theater Event: God of Carnage

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2:30 p.m.

Donna Strain,, 214-212-1715

Theatre Three

Two sets of Brooklyn parents meet to deal with a playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys and a calm and rational debate between grown-ups transforms into a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears. Winning the Tony Award for Best Play in 2009, this hilarious, emotionally charged production asks the question, "How many parents standing up for their children become infantile themselves?" A dark, physical comedy with a bite!

Tickets will be available to purchase at or 214-8712-3300. Please purchase your tickets online, and notify Donna that you plan to attend.

If you are not on the theater email list or have a suggestion for a theater event, please email Look for an email with lunch information closer to the event.


Classical Music Concert: The Charles Barr Memorial Concert

Saturday, May 25, 3 p.m.

Barbara Murray,

Central Commons, 4711 Westside Drive, Dallas, TX 75209

This is a one-hour free concert by the Fine Arts Chamber Players, starting at 3 p.m. The concert is “The Charles Barr Memorial Concert.” The Fine Arts Chamber Players will play five concerts in the spring. More information is available at


Spring Luncheon

Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rosie Steffen, 972-699-9649

Th​e Spring Luncheon Meeting will be in the El Centro Dining Room, C100. Reservation deadline is March 7, 2024.

Enjoy a gourmet lunch of New England cuisine prepared and served by the students in the award-winning culinary program at El Centro Campus. We don’t know the menu yet as that is determined by the students after the semester starts, but we know from experience it will be delicious. And this is a good opportunity to be on campus and interact with students.

Cost: $17 per person. This includes a $2 tip that goes into a scholarship fund for students.


Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 4

Please call Rosie Steffen at 972-699-9649 for details and confirmation of event.

Look for details in the Spring Newsletter.


Trinity River Audubon Center

Wednesday, March 27, 9 a.m.

Lisa Theriot,, 214-537-4294

Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX

Please contact Lisa Theriot to RSVP for this event. Tour the Trinity River Audubon with a 45-minute tour and short hike to the river. After the tour, participants will explore the property and building.

Located ten miles south of downtown Dallas. As the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States, this forest supports a diverse community of plant and animal species and contains a unique mixture of bottomland hardwoods, wetlands and grasslands. A part of the City of Dallas-Trinity River Corridor Project, the center's 120 acres sit on a former illegal dump site, Out of Deepwood now a reclaimed haven for a vast array of birds and other wildlife in an increasingly urbanized metropolitan area. Five miles of trails lead visitors through hardwood forests, pond, wetland and prairie ecosystems, and along the Trinity River. The visit will take approximately 1.5 hours. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes. You may also want to bring binoculars if you have them. We may have a picnic afterward on the grounds. The cost of the tour depends on the number of people who attend. The tours are $85 for fewer than 15 people so if 10 retirees participate, it will be $8.50 each.

For more information on these events, and to learn how to attend, please see the latest newsletter.


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