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Special Interest Group Activity Calendar

2014 Condensed Calendar

  • Oct. 20, Health Group, 1:30 PM. Old Quarry Branch of the Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., off Far West Blvd.
  • Oct. 21, Fall Luncheon & Membership Meeting, Noon, at Etter Alumni Center (date and time not finalized)
  • Nov. 17, Health Group, 1:30 PM. Old Quarry Branch of the Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., off Far West Blvd.
  • Dec. 15, Health Group, 1:30 PM. Old Quarry Branch of the Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., off Far West Blvd.
  • The Exercise Class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 at the Recreational Sports Center, room 1.106, where experienced exercise instructors lead us in a variety of exercises designed for all ages and fitness levels. These include balance work, stretches, yoga, and low-impact pilates, using exercise balls, hand weights, and thera-bands.
    To participate, you need to join Rec Sports; there is a 50% discount for retirees. For more information, contact Carolyn Wylie (cateswylie@gmail.com or 512-453-2556).
  • - Please verify dates, times, locations of meetings with the Interest Group chair.
    - Howson Branch of the Austin Public Library is located at 2500 Exposition Blvd.
    - Contact Carolyn Wylie (512-453-2556; cateswylie@gmail.com for locations, times and prices of Fine Arts Group recommendiions.
    - The Butler Center for Music offers many inexpensive events not listed above.


    Interest Group Descriptions & Details

    JANUARY-APRIL 2014


    Interest Groups

    Bridge

    Chair:  Bill Crook (210) 251-3584 or wcrook@satx.rr.com
    Bridge dates are:  January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2.   We meet at 1 PM at the Alumni Center.

    Discussion
    Co-Chair:  Susan Howard , 512-288-0767  (reiterhof@gmail.com)
    Co-Chair:  Alice Reinarz , 979-571-7723  (AReinarz@gamu.edu)

    A reminder to everyone that we are now meeting on the FIRST Wednesday (rather than the third, as in the past) of each month from 1-3 PM at the Howson Branch of the Austin Public Library (on Exposition Blvd.).

    Exercise
    Chair:  Carolyn Wylie  453-2556 or cateswylie@gmail.com
    The exercise group meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 at the Recreational Sports Center, room 1.106.  Experienced exercise instructor and personal trainer Helen Scaffa leads us in a variety of exercises designed for all ages and fitness levels.  These include balance work, stretches, yoga, and low-impact pilates, using exercise balls, hand weights, and thera-bands. To join the class, you need to be a member of Rec Sports, but we can get you a one-day pass if you want to check us out first. 
    For more information, including parking options, please contact Carolyn Wylie at 453-2556 or cateswylie@gmail.com.

    Finance and Investment
    Co-Chairs:  Phil Kelton:  pwk@mail.utexas.edu
                     John Booth:  booth@astro.as.utexas.edu
    We meet at the Howson Library, Community Room, 2500 Exposition Blvd. at 1:30 PM. (please note new starting time)
    January 13:  Carl Stuart will be our speaker.
    February 10:  Speaker to be announced later.

    Fine Arts
    Co-Chairs:  Deena Mersky:  477-4152 or  (MerskD@gmail.com), Cindy Dubois:  drcnd2105@gmail.com, Carolyn Wylie:  cateswylie@gmail.com, Helen Spear:  hcspear@mail.utexas.edu, Colleen Mehner:  mehnerec@austin.rr.com, Deborah Mersky:  deborahmersky@hotmail.com.

    Health
    Co-Chairs:  Carol Obianwu  928-9301 or cobianwu@mail.utexas.edu
                     Cecil Martinez:   cecil.martinez@sbcglobal.net

    Please note:  Change of venue:  We will now be meeting at the Old Quarry Branch of the Austin Public Library, off Far West-------7051 Village Center Dr.

    February 24:  Natural Allergy Remedies
    March 17:  St. David's Speakers Bureau
    April 14:  St. David's Speakers Bureau - likely topic will be Heart Care and Back Care

    Travel
    Chairman:  Carol Kay Johnson  926-8191 or carolkayjohnson@earthlink.net

    -- The RFSA travelers are starting 2014 by going to Dallas January 21-22 for the Renaissance Tour starting with a visit to the Bush Presidential Library on the SMU campus that opened in May of 2013.  That evening there will be a backstage tour at the Meyerson Symphony Center before a concert by the Dallas Wind Symphony directed by UT’s own Jerry Junkin.  The next morning before heading back to Austin we will visit the Perot Museum with a chance to go behind the scenes.
     
    -- The March 25-28 destination is South Texas.  Battles, Bays and Branding Irons highlights include a visit to the UT Marine Science Center with an afternoon cruise on their research vessel the RV/Katy, a day at the King Ranch culminating with a barbecue dinner at the Cowboy Camphouse, and on the way back a tour of historic Gonzalez, site of the first battle of the Texas Revolution and home to the “Come and Take It” cannon.  Reservation deadline is Feb 15, 2014.

    -- RFSA is offering you a chance to escape the Texas summer August 10-16 and explore the Oregon Trails, with 5 nights in Portland, the City of Roses.  Travel along the scenic Oregon Coast, visit Mt. St. Helens, board the sternwheeler Columbia Gorge for a cruise while learning about Lewis and Clark.  Multnomah Falls is spectacular.  There are visits to wineries and the Tillamook Cheese Factory.  Portland is a city full of scenic views, a diverse culture, wonderful museums, historic mansions and beautiful gardens.  Come explore with us.  Reserve your place now. 

    Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming excursions as details are finalized.  Do you have a destination you have always wanted to visit?  If so, please let us hear from you. 

     
    RFSA Activity Calendar
     
    The Activity Calendar is prepared by George and Barbara Frock and distributed by Carol Barrett, RFSA Coordinator in the office of the Texas Exes, 512-471-8081 or barrett@alumni.utexas.edu.  Visit the RFSA website:  www.utexas.edu/rfsa

    All telephone area codes are 512 unless otherwise indicated.
     


     




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