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CA Activities Update - April 10, 2014

CA Lifestyle and Activities Department


 April 10, 2014

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Lunar Eclipses: Lines & Shadows

Astronomy Lecture by Ken Van Lew
Monday, April 14, 9 a.m., SCB, $5 pp
Open Seating Theater Style

We will experience a total lunar eclipse in Austin just after midnight early on April 15,2014, that can be viewed from indoors. The Greeks in the 4th Century BC used the earth’s shadow during lunar eclipses to conclude that the earth was round. Unlike the narrow 170-mile band visible in solar eclipses, lunar eclipses can be viewed by more than half of the earth. This program will show beautiful pictures and animations of how eclipses occur.


The Dirty Dozen (1967) Movie

Wednesday, April 16, 6 p.m., SCB, $5 pp
Open Seating Cabaret Style

Lee Marvin plays Major Reisman, assigned to coordinate a suicide mission on a French chateau held by top Nazi officers. Since no "normal" GI can be expected to volunteer for this mission, Reisman is compelled to draw his personnel from a group of military prisoners serving life sentences. The cast includes: Telly Savalas , John Cassavetes, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson, Trini Lopez, Jim Brown, and Clint Walker. Ticket purchase includes a beverage and snack.


‘Doc’ Dixon Magic and Comedy Show

Friday, April 25, 7 - 8 p.m., SCB, $12 pp
Theater Style, Open Seating

Enjoy hilarious after dinner entertainment – a clean show that is packed with hilarious comedy and baffling magic spectacle. You will leave this show thinking, “How did he do that?”


Doc and the Cruisers at Sr Senior Prom

Saturday, April 26, 7-10 p.m., SCB, $15 pp
Reserved Seating by Table

This dance is sponsored by the Sun City Georgettes. "Doc and the Cruisers" will perform 50's/60's/70's music at your Prom. Attire is Semi-formal to formal attire; no jeans allowed.


Kubecca – Performance

Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., SCB, $12 pp
Open Seating Theater Style

Meet Rebecca and Jakub, a married couple who perform a variety show with country, jazz, show tunes and classical music. Jakub “Kuba” Kawnik was born in Poland and is a multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his performance on vibraphone, using a specialized 4-mallet technique; he has also mastered the incredibly difficult Theremin. In addition, he plays drums, marimba, percussion instruments, piano, guitar, violin, kalimba, flute and handsaw. Rebecca is a downtown girl with an uptown voice, she incorporates her Broadway training as well as popular Country Music. This show is one that you don’t want to miss!

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Donald Braswell II – America’s Got Talent Finalist

Wednesday, May 21, 7 – 8:30 p.m., SCB, $20 pp
Open Seating Theater Style

Sun City is lucky to present Donald Braswell II, a classical crossover tenor and composer. Braswell was on a fast track to become an internationally acclaimed opera singer when he suffered a car accident in 1995 that made him unable to speak for almost two years. In 2008 he was America's Got Talent Top 5 finalist, which gave him another chance at a career in entertainment.

Braswell has reentered the world of symphonic music by singing in pops concerts starting with the Symphony of the Hills in Kerrville, Texas in June 2009. He performs a variety of musical genres ranging from pure classical repertoire to soul to mainstream pop. His concerts are generally multilingual, and he has performed pieces that are themselves in more than one language.

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iFLY Austin – Indoor Skydiving

Thursday, May 1, $64 pp
Depart SCPL 9:15 a.m.; Return 2:15 p.m.

Start your day with a high flying adventure at iFLY – Austin’s first indoor skydiving facility.  Indoor skydiving mimics the exact experience of free fall skydiving without the parachute or the risk.  You will have the opportunity to soar in wind speeds of up to 120 mph within the 14' wide by 50' tall glass flight chamber while accompanied by a certified instructor.  Flying at your own comfort level a few feet off the ground to more aerial gymnastic maneuvers at greater heights, you will each complete two flights.

Your flight group will be guided through a pre-flight check-in and a 15 minute orientation film. Then you will put on a flight suit (over your street clothes) along with a helmet, goggles, and ear plugs.  You will be able to watch your teammates fly while you wait for your second turn. Come along for this adventure; add another check to the bucket list and say, “Yes indeed, iFLY!”

Lunch will be on your own at the Ikea shopping center in Round Rock after our flights.

(1) Wear tennis shoes. Bring water and your Texas driver’s license.
(2)  If you have had neck, back or shoulder problems, you should not fly.
(3)  After purchasing your ticket, pre-register online:   

Ticket cost includes transportation, 2 flights, and all fees.

Volunteer Trip Leader:  Jerilee Prather 


L’Auberge Casino Resort

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Tuesday, May 6 - Thursday, May 8
$210 pp double occupancy, no single occupancy available

L’Auberge Casino Resort offers endless ways to fill your days from gambling, to relaxing by their gorgeous pool, inner tube floating in the lazy river, a game of golf, or spa treatments.

As we travel, we will make stops every two hours both coming and going to stretch your legs and grab a snack.

Notes: (1) Double occupancy only for this trip.

(2)  At the time of purchase, each traveler must provide the following information: his/her name as it appears on Driver’s License; address; phone number; date of birth; and room type preference.  If you are purchasing tickets for friends, be sure you have this information or you will not be able to complete your transaction.

(3)  A valid Driver’s License must be presented at hotel check-in.

(4)  Ticket purchase deadline is April 14.  No ticket changes or room changes after April 14.

Ticket cost includes transportation, two nights lodging, baggage handling, and a $40 food voucher from the hotel.

Volunteer Trip Leader:  Ellen Mire


Round Rock Express and HomeField Grill

Wednesday, May 7, $28 pp
Depart SCPL 3:30 p.m.; Return 10:30 p.m.

Take me out to the ball game!  What better way to usher in the summer than to watch America’s favorite pastime – baseball! Join us as we head to Dell Diamond to see the Round Rock Express take on the Omaha Storm Chasers. The Round Rock Express, a class Triple-A Pacific Coast Minor League team, is in its 15th exciting season.

On our way to the game we will stop at HomeField Grill. This locally owned and operated restaurant specializes in wood grilling, so you may want to try a sizzling wood grilled 100% Texas grown Nolan Ryan All-Natural burger or steak, their signature Flamethrower Flatbread, or one of 70 other delicious menu items. Since dinner is ‘on your own’ you can spend or eat as much or as little as you like.

After dinner we head to the ball field in time to watch your favorite players warm-up and get ready for the first pitch!

Note: There will be walking, rain or shine, and large crowds at this outdoor event.

Ticket cost includes transportation and game admission.

Volunteer Trip Leader: Sandra Celis


The Sleeping Beauty - Austin Ballet at The Long Center

Saturday, May 10, $87 pp

This Mother's Day weekend, let yourself be swept away into a sublime world of kings, queens, fairy godmothers and storybook creatures.  The timeless tale of The Sleeping Beauty comes to life in the most majestic classical ballet of all time, set to Tchaikovsky’s fabulous and familiar score.   Center mezzanine seats will grant you a spectacular view of this gorgeous production featuring grand sets and exquisite costumes.  You will enjoy special appearances by fairy tale favorites like Puss-in-Boots and Little Red Riding Hood.  And of course we can't forget the kiss from the handsome prince – the kiss that will create a memory to cherish happily ever after.

Following our storybook matinee, we will make a dinner stop at The Domain where a fine array of restaurants await your selection – Gourmet Pizzas, Asian Fusion, Austin-styled Mexican, American Bistro or Northern Italian – it’s a palate of wonderful treats.

Ticket cost includes transportation and center mezzanine seats.

Volunteer Trip Leader:  Jerilee Prather


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