Get Dirty, Fight Hunger
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

Get Dirty, Fight Hunger

Austen's Autistic Adventures will be making bowls alongside other community members during the "Empty Bowls McKinney 2018 event". Come get dirty and work with local artists to hand build bowls; you can choose from multiple techniques. Your creations will become donations for the hunger-fighting event. No experience is necessary! And, you may make up to 3 bowls as time allows.

Cost: $20

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Breadwinners Cafe and Art Hidden Picture Search at Dutch Art Gallery
Jan
23
12:30 PM12:30

Breadwinners Cafe and Art Hidden Picture Search at Dutch Art Gallery

Join us for a tasty lunch at Breadwinners, followed by a trip to Dutch Art Gallery to participate in their event titled "Do You See What I See?" as we "search for hidden elements in each work of art. (Don't worry! All answers will be revealed!)"

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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The Amazing Acro-cats
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Amazing Acro-cats

My family  has been to this TRULY AMAZING SHOW and let me tell you, it is NOT to be missed! 

Here's what's in store: "The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of REAL performing house cats. The Acro-cats experience all started with Chief Executive Human (CEH for short) and animal trainerSamantha Martin. She has not only rescued her own pets, but also has found happy homes for 205 homeless cats and kittens. Using the magic of clicker training(a stress-free positive reinforcement method)Samantha and the cats take their newfound amazing abilities on the road, and tour the nations stages in the infamous Acro-cat bus! A portion of the proceeds always benefits our mobile foster and rescue efforts. They have cats riding skateboards, jumping through hoops, and Alley, our rising star, has even leapt into the Guinness Book of World Records, holding the record for the longest cat jump!

The finale is the ONLY ALL-CAT BAND IN THE ENTIRE WORLD -Tuna and the Rock Cats! The current band lineup features Annie on guitar, Asti on drums, Nue on keyboard, and NOW some brand new members: Ahi and Albacore on cowbell and woodblocks, Buggles on trumpet, and Oz on Saxophone. There is even a chicken - Cluck Norris - rockin the tambourine! I can die happy now! an audience member has claimed after seeing the band."

Cost: $35. ****PLEASE NOTE: As I must purchase tix in advance, you must pay to attend NO LATER THAN Wed, 1/17. Thanks for understanding on this one and unfortunately, no refunds*** Pleasepurchase tickets on Picatic.

 

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Makerspace Open House Tour
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Makerspace Open House Tour

I have been wanting the group to explore this unique facility for some time. Tonight we will take a tour during their open house and learn and all the cool things the facility offers: 3D printing, wood lathes, robot building, even writing, acting, and philosophy groups. Then we will put our heads together and see what interests AAA members the most for future outings. 

Here are some insights about Dallas Makerspace from their website: 

Dallas Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, shared community workshop and laboratory. We are an organized group of local artists, engineers, makers, and thinkers who work together to provide tools and learning resources to the public.

What We Do

We use these resources to collaborate on individual and community projects in order to promote science, technology and art; while working and experimenting on innovative ideas to encourage learning within our community.

Why We Do It

At Dallas Makerspace we believe that collaboration is a truly effective form of learning. To that end, our members and volunteers teach classes, hold unique educational events and collaborate on cool projects.

Cost: $20. Drinks and snacks provided. 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

 

 

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T2-C2 Texas Toys and Comic Convention (Allen)
Jan
26
1:30 PM13:30

T2-C2 Texas Toys and Comic Convention (Allen)

Dress as your favorite character at the T2-C2 Texas Toys and Comic Convention featuring top comic, toy and collectibles dealers; special guests; gaming area; and a silent auction benefiting the American Heart Association. The three-day event takes place at The Village of Allen (in the former Halloween City space).

Cost: $20 (PLEASE NOTE. No ticketing prices are currently available as of 12/30/17 so this event is subject to price change) 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

 

 

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Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat
Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat

There were some requests for sporting events at our 2018 planning meeting, so let's start this year off with a trip to cheer on our Dallas Mavericks as they take on the Miami Heat! 

Admission price includes a drink and snack. If you would like to purchase additional food or drink or souvenirs, please send extra money. 

Cost: $40. ***PLEASE NOTE: As I must purchase tix in advance, please pay no later than Monday, 1/22. Sorry, no refunds on this pre-paid event. 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Movie and Taco Tuesday at Alamo Drafthouse
Jan
30
12:30 PM12:30

Movie and Taco Tuesday at Alamo Drafthouse

**PLEASE NOTE: Time and movie selection is tentative at this writing, 12/30/17. We will see the first suitable show of the day but Alamo does not have shows or time posted yet. Will change as becomes available**

Join us for a movie and Taco Tuesday! (If tacos aren't your thing, you may choose popcorn. Two tacos and drink included in admission OR popcorn and a drink)

Cost:  $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins!  

 

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Kindness Rocks Project
Jan
31
1:30 PM13:30

Kindness Rocks Project

I think we can all agree that the world needs more reminders to be kind. AAA created kindness rocks once before and truly enjoyed it. I personally learned a lot about materials and best practices to create better specimens for this time around! 

If you are unfamiliar with the "Kindness Rocks Project", please check it out

Location for this event will be announced at a later date(composing this on 12/30/17. Hoping an AAA parent or friend will offer their home  (hint hint...my place is way too small).

ALL materials will be provided. Please wear old clothes that you don't mind getting messy. After our rocks dry, we will travel to a park to leave them for lucky finders!

Cost: $20

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

 

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Texas Prime Gymnastics Meet
Jan
19
3:15 PM15:15

Texas Prime Gymnastics Meet

Austen LOVES gymnastics and hopes you will join us as we watch part of the competition! We will be viewing Session B, Level 9, from 3:15-5:15.

"Young gymnasts from across the country will compete in a wide range of skills including vault, floor, balance beam and uneven bars. A highlight of the weekend meet is Saturday's Legendz Classic, an all-star competition with World or Olympic medalists acting as team captains. Past Legendz captains include Mary Lou Retton, Shawn Johnson, Kerri Strugg and others. There will also be special performances by 2017 Sr. National All-Around Champion Ragan Smith, So You Think You Can Dance finalist Jaja Vankova and 2017 Jr. All-Around Silver Medalist Emma Malabuyo." 

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Artists' Studio: Landscape Session
Jan
18
1:30 PM13:30

Artists' Studio: Landscape Session

This will be our third trip to Kara's studio, and we will be returning two more times prior to our Spring Fundraiser. YOU all are going to create art for auction! Kara will be working with us on three themes:  Landscapes, Still Life or Animals, and Abstracts. You will select two of your three portraits to auction, or submit all three! We want to show the world the skills you all possess. 

Cost: $30 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Perot Museum
Jan
17
1:30 PM13:30

Perot Museum

A few of our members requested a return to the Perot Museum so here we go! Even if you've been before, the museum is always delightful, and if you haven't been, you're in for a treat! 

"The Perot Museum of Nature and Science located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas is said to be a "world of wonder" by The Dallas Morning News. Inspiring curiosity in all ages and boasting as a living science lesson, this new Museum opened its doors to the public on December 1, 2012. Get ready to amaze your brain through hands-on learning experiences."

Cost: $25. Please bring extra $ if you want to purchase drinks, snacks, or souvenirs. 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Bingo and Pizza
Jan
16
2:00 PM14:00

Bingo and Pizza

We don't have too many "recurring" events, but this is one!  We will play for an hour or so, then have pizza, and then revv it up for another 45 mins or so of gaming. Prizes for winners! Get ready to play! :)

Cost: $25

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Pizza and Storytelling Evening in Plano
Jan
15
5:30 PM17:30

Pizza and Storytelling Evening in Plano

First, we will chow down on some pizza at Eddy's Pizza Restaurant. Then we will head over to the nearby Heritage Farmstead Museum to hear master storyteller Paul Normandin spin tales. Normandin "brings improvisation, storytelling, and blending them into something new to his creative work. A master of the 5-minute story, Paul has won many awards including the Houston Moth GrandSlam Winner for 2016! He will be sharing his story crafting wisdom with North 40 guild members and guests in an evening sure to both entertain and educate."

Cost: $25 (includes dinner and event) 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Ft Worth Stock Show
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Ft Worth Stock Show

A break for our friends in the FTW area! Let's have some fun today at the annual Fort Worth Stock Show.  While we won't be staying for the evening rodeo, there are PLENTY of animal exhibits and other attractions, including "carnival and midway fun, acres of shopping, kid-friendly attractions, live music on the Coors Light Roadhouse stage, and much more during the 122st Stock Show & Rodeo, one of Fort Worth's premier events."

Those of us on this end of town will meet outside of Amazing Jake's at Collin Creek Mall to carpool. If you wish to drive yourself, or live in the FTW area, I will announce a general meetup place as we get closer to the event date. FTW families, as you are more familiar with the area, please PM me with suggestions!  

Cost: $20. Please extra money if you want to purchase your food, souveinirs or rides/games.  

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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InterSkate Roller Skating (Lewisville)
Jan
11
2:00 PM14:00

InterSkate Roller Skating (Lewisville)

We FINALLY found a rink that is indeed OPEN and clean and welcoming! (We've had some difficulties with all three of these things in the past...) 

Join us for a fun afternoon in Lewisville as we have fun with the group! 

Cost includes a drink. If you would like to purchase other items from the concession stand or play video games, please bring extra money. (Note: you can play games instead of skate if you don't want to skate but DO want to come hang out with your friends. Please specify which you will be doing, skating or gaming, on the Events page on Facebook)

Cost: $20

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

 

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Bowling at Main Event
Jan
10
2:00 PM14:00

Bowling at Main Event

Come out for an afternoon of fun with your friends as we try to knock down some pins. Don't worry if this is your first time or if you need bumpers or a ramp. We are just here to have fun! 

Drinks provided. Please bring extra money if you'd like to order food (or anything else) at the event! 

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Indoor Swim and Slide
Jan
9
3:00 PM15:00

Indoor Swim and Slide

Just because it's winter doesn't mean we can't swim!  Put on your swimsuit or trunks under your clothes and big coat and head to the Carpenter Rec Center Pool for 90 mins of swimming, sliding, and floating on the lazy river.

Please bring your own towel (and googles or other pool toys, if desired). Drinks provided. 

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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General Meeting to Discuss Spring Fundraiser, Etc.
Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

General Meeting to Discuss Spring Fundraiser, Etc.

I am very excited to share with you some developments in putting together our Spring Fundraiser. Summer Ayala, owner of the Meraki Talent Agency, is generously offering her considerable skills and services to help us put on the fashion show! Additionally, I will have updates and information on the artists involved in helping produce the art auction. 

We will also be talking about my upcoming meeting with the board of "29 Acres," and what should discussed. 

Finally, we will be asking if anyone has ideas since our last meeting for community involvement opportunities for our "kids." 

Looking forward to seeing you all at the IHOP in Frisco, 6:30-8:30 

No cost to attend, of course, but we will have separate checks for meals/beverages. 

 

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Altitude Trampoline Park
Jan
8
2:00 PM14:00

Altitude Trampoline Park

I don't have to many "recurring events" but everyone loves this place so much, this is one of the few. Come have a great time being silly with your friends and wear yourself out. Remember to bring your Altitude socks if you've jumped before! 

Cost: $20

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Disco Dancing at "It'll Do"
Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

Disco Dancing at "It'll Do"

At our end-of-year meeting, kids and parents alike asked about dancing, so here we go! 

All ages are welcome at this evening dance party! A drink and either a slice of pizza or a sno-cone are included in the price of event.  If you wish to purchase additional food, drink, or souvenirs,  please bring extra money.  Additionally,  "[t]he Photo Van will be there to capture all of your dancing memories!! Fancy Faces face painting making the kids into all kinds of magical, funny & amazing characters."

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

 

 

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Architecture Toys Exhibit and Lunch at El Fenix
Jan
4
11:30 AM11:30

Architecture Toys Exhibit and Lunch at El Fenix

Come downtown with us today as we take in the "Building Toys and Toy Buildings" exhibit at the Dallas Center for Architecture. 

Description: "Lincoln Logs. TinkerToys. Erector Sets. LEGO. And, of course, the humble wooden block. The timeline of the toys that we’ve used to build our fantasy buildings, towns and towers is long and varied...The exhibition includes a wide spectrum of vintage and modern toys, including unusual examples like the Eames House of Cards, AstroBrite and Girder and Panel Sets. A section of the exhibition examines a variety of blocks—from German stone Anchor Blocks dating from the early 1900’s to the colored Playskool wooden blocks that have been a part of so many toy boxes for decades. Additionally, the show looks at the various toy buildings in existence, with a special emphasis on doll houses, including one of the first Barbie Dream Houses and a house built by an architect for his daughter in the 1970’s. Also included are groups of buildings from the Fisher-Price collection and the metal toys of the Marx Company. A highlight of the show is a 6-foot tall K’Nex Ferris Wheel made up of 8,550 individual pieces.

While the exhibit itself is “hands-off,” visitors will have the chance to design and build their own structure with blocks, TinkerToys and LEGOs in our “Construction Zone.”

After the exhibit, we will head down to the nearby original El Fenix, (established in 1925!) for a tasty Tex-Mex lunch! 

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

 

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Board Game-a-poolza!
Jan
3
2:00 PM14:00

Board Game-a-poolza!

Did you get a board game for Christmas? Bring it to Madness Games and Comics (or play one Austen and I will provide) and teach your friends to play too!  Scrabble, Monopoly, Apples-to-Apples, Headbandz, and "Imagine If..." are the ones we will supply, but feel free to introduce us to your favorite games! Snacks and drinks provided. 

Cost: $20

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction
Dec
17
5:00 PM17:00

Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

You guys... I am so touched! Some friends of one my BEST moms in the group, Justine Botello McGee, were unable to attend our Silent Auction/Fundraiser in November. They believe in the program so much (and have seen the good it has done for Justine's son) that they offered to host another event to benefit Austen's Autistic Adventures! This time, not only will there be TERRIFIC auction items, (suitable for Christmas gifts!) a portion of the proceeds of dinner sales at Napolis Wylie will be donated to our program.

So come on out, buy something for that especially hard-to-shop for friend or relative, support AAA, and get a great Italian dinner too, PLUS live entertainment by Clay Mobley and Barrett Phillips (and more TBA!)

I will also be speaking briefly about exciting news! AAA has grown so much in just one year. We need your help to raise money for our Adventurers, and to keep our Nonprofit* Organization operating. *AAA is 501(c)(3) certified.

The event is free to attend (you don't have to eat, but of course we hope you do!), but please let us know you are coming. Merry Christmas! (The "ticketing" link below will take you to our website, where you can learn more about the program. Please do look over our FB page as well, as I post pics and news daily. See our Adventurers in Action! (Hey, I think that's our next tshirt!)

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Christmas Cookies and Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle
Dec
13
1:30 PM13:30

Christmas Cookies and Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle

Come out to Austen's grandma's house this afternoon! We will be baking and decorating Christmas cookies. Everything you need to make these delicious treats will be provided: aprons, colored sugar and colored icings, and candy decorations. Of course, we will be listening to Christmas music while we bake. Will yours be a gift for your family or will you eat them yourself? (Hint: you can do both :) ) 

While the cookies are baking (or if you just want to take a break), work on our Christmas-themed jigsaw puzzle (100-200 pieces, not too big so that we may finish it in our afternoon). 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Free Play Arcarde
Dec
12
3:00 PM15:00

Free Play Arcarde

Let mom and dad do some shopping for Christmas and come hang out with your pals for some retro gaming fun. Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man! Caterpillar! Galaga! Pinball! Over 80 "retro" arcade games set to "free play", meaning no coins or card needed. It's a great way to get better at your favorite games. Come with us and see if you can set the new high score!   

Soft drink included in fee. If you would like for your Adventurer to have a snack, please send extra money. Free Play has typical pub fare... burgers, pizza, etc. 

Cost: $20

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic.  All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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First Annual Christmas Party!
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

First Annual Christmas Party!

  • Msg Jamie for Address / Pick up at Collin Creek Mall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are SO excited to announce that our First Annual Christmas party will feature a ride in a limousine! This party is FREE for AAA members, my gift to you for making our first year so special.

We will meet at 5:00pm outside of "Amazing Jake's" at Collin Creek Mall and load up in our special Christmas limo. Then, we will be whisked away to see some lights while we sing carols and sip hot cocoa on our way to Dylan's home in Celina.

Once at the Bush's home, we will enjoy treats and a small gift exchange (unisex please...we will draw numbers... please do not spend more than $10). THEN we will all walk down to the lovely square in Celina to sing some more carols and look at lights and decorations.

At 8pm, we will load back up in the limo and return to Amazing Jake's at Collin Creek Mall.

Again, there is NO charge for the party. The limo, however, holds 14 people. I need you to RSVP asap to secure your spot for this special day! Parents, we can arrange several carpools so that the "kids" get the limo seats while we follow. (Of course, if the spots are gone, you are still most welcome to attend!)

Merry Christmas everyone!!! CANNOT wait to celebrate with you!

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Ribbons, Bows, Treats, and Gifts
Dec
8
1:30 PM13:30

Ribbons, Bows, Treats, and Gifts

Today we will first gather at Half Price Books to wrap the gift you selected from the "Angel Tree" on Tuesday. I will supply all the wrapping materials: paper, tape, ribbons and tags. Of course, we will all enjoy a treat while we wrap! **Remember, Saturday is our big AAA Christmas party! If you haven't yet purchased your $10 or less unisex gift for the gift exchange, maybe today would be a good day to do that while we are at Half Price Books! 

Then we will head over to NorthPark one last time to deliver our gifts to the Salvation Army Angel Tree. (If you would rather not come on this part of the trip, you are welcome to give your gift to me or another volunteer to deliver.) 

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook  and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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"ELF" Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse *Special Evening Event
Dec
7
8:30 PM20:30

"ELF" Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse *Special Evening Event

Come out to Alamo Drafthouse  as we celebrate one of the best holiday films ever made! Guess what!? You can even dress up and participate in a costume contest! 

Alamo's ELF Movie Party isn't just a movie...it's an interactive experience, featuring all sorts of fun props, a themed contest before the film, and a “real” snowball fight in the theater! 

Please note: Popcorn and one soft drink included in price but please bring extra money if you'd like to purchase dinner or dessert. 

Cost: $25 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook  and purchase your tickets on Pictac. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Lunch at Ali Baba's / Angel Tree at NorthPark
Dec
5
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch at Ali Baba's / Angel Tree at NorthPark

  • Ali Baba Mediterranian Grill (Then NorthPark) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

One of our members, Dylan, would like for the group to visit one of his very favorite restaurants, Ali Baba's, in Richardson. Does hummus hum? What the heck is a falafel? Find out the answers to these delicious questions! 

After lunch, we will zip down the highway and gather at the Angel Tree in NorthPark mall. Each AAA member is invited to select an tag on the tree with a request for a person in need who has made a Christmas wish. These requests are made by children, elderly, and disabled people who need an "angel" to make their Christmas special. Once we have selected our "angel," AAA members are invited to walk around the mall and look at the fabulous Christmas decorations and snap some photos. Maybe even do a little shopping!
 

Cost: $20

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Christmas Carols with Dallas Symphony Chorus and Meadows Museum
Dec
4
11:30 AM11:30

Christmas Carols with Dallas Symphony Chorus and Meadows Museum

Join your friends at Moody Coliseum for a special Christmas-themed concert performed by the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Bring a sack lunch which we will eat following the concert; then we will head over to the Meadows Museum to take in some of their fabulous art collection. 

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook  and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Round1 Entertainment: All-Inclusive Games and Food
Dec
1
1:30 PM13:30

Round1 Entertainment: All-Inclusive Games and Food

One of our members has been jonesing to go here forever! Finally found a place in the schedule. Come join us for two hours of "all-inclusive fun". Activites include bowling, arcade games, karakoke, billiards, ping pong, food (pizza, wings, fries, ice cream and sodas).

Cost: $35 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and buy your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

 

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Moslah Shrine Circus
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Moslah Shrine Circus

A treat/break for our Ft. Worth families! An event near you for a change! :)

The Moslah Shrine presents performances by Tarzan Zerbini Circus, which includes ringmaster Joseph Bauer, the Guerrero Duo, clowns, acrobats, aerialists, motorcyclists, dogs, horses, tigers and elephants. There will also be camel and elephant rides!

***NOTE: TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE. PLEASE BUY NO LATER THAN THURS, 11/23***

Cost: $30 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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 Holiday Wonder at Fair Park
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Wonder at Fair Park

Please join us for this EVENING holiday event! Bundle up (or not...who knows...it's three weeks from now... in Texas it might be 40 degrees...might be 90). 

Here's what's in store for our group as we get in the Christmas Spirit:

"Holiday Wonder debuts this winter in Dallas’s Fair Park. Celebrate the season with beautiful lanterns, magical lights, interactive attractions, performances and food from around the world. 

Visitors will marvel at more than 2 million lights bringing to life stunning winterscapes, floating swans, Santa Claus, and more. Walk through a holiday wonderland that includes an enchanting snowflake corridor, playful polar bears and penguins, a 48-foot-tall Christmas tree, and more than a few holiday surprises. All displays are handmade by artisans whose specialized skills in lanterns go back generations, and are all-new, custom creations for this festival. 

In addition to the magical lights, take a ride on Santa’s Arctic Slide, a two-story slide for kids and adults. Try your hand at hitting targets with real snowballs at the snowball throw. Write a letter to Santa and drop it in the North Pole mailbox. World-class acrobatics and holiday shows with music and dance are performed throughout the evening."

Cost: $30 for Adventurer, $20 for friends/family who would also like to attend 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets on Picatic .All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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2018 Planning Meeting
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Planning Meeting

Please join fellow parents and caregivers as we think about how we want to shape the upcoming year for our Adventurers. I have some potentially exciting news to share about our growth, and I definitely want your input on our shared vision for the future. 

Lindsay has reserved a large meeting room at La Madeline in Frisco. If you would like or need to bring your kid, that's fine; there is another room close by where they can gather and chat, eat, and play board games. 

This event will be a separate check evening, so no ticketing but PLEASE let me know if you are coming by clicking "Going" on Facebook. 

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Wish Lists, Ornament Making, and Christmas Treats
Nov
27
2:00 PM14:00

Wish Lists, Ornament Making, and Christmas Treats

Join your friends at Half Price Books on NW Hwy as we make our Christmas wish lists for the family, pen a letter to Santa, make an ornament, and enjoy hot chocolate (or another treat) and a snack.

We will meet outside the cafe, where there are ample tables and chairs. If this space is unavailable, we will move to the back of the store. There is a room with french doors and additional tables and chairs. 

*Please note: The event originally scheduled for this date had to be postponed due to an illness in the host's family (not me... we had a guest for this event)

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook  and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Thanksgiving Pie Baking Class
Nov
21
1:30 PM13:30

Thanksgiving Pie Baking Class

  • Justine McGee's Home *MSG ME FOR ADDRESS (map)
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For our last event prior to Thanksgiving Break (we will be back for Adventures on 11/27!), we will go to Justine McGee's home. Her her dad (honestly the BEST pie baker I've ever known) will teach our group to make his delicious pecan pie. My mom and I work with those who choose to make a pumpkin pie instead. Take your pie to your family's Thanksgiving dinner! Everything will be from scratch, including the crust, and we can also do a vegan and/or gluten-free pie if desired. 

While the pies are cooking, we will work on a fun craft to add to your holiday table.

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

 

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Trains at NorthPark and Brunch at La Madeline
Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Trains at NorthPark and Brunch at La Madeline

A rare morning event, in hopes of beating a little bit of the crowds! 

So many of our "kids" love trains, and for native Dallasites, it's a tradition for lots of us, but the first time AAA will be going as a group! Join us at 10am, when the exhibit opens. Then we will head over to La Madeline for brunch, and walk around a bit too!

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook  and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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Daniel's Birthday at Altitude Trampoline Park
Nov
17
1:30 PM13:30

Daniel's Birthday at Altitude Trampoline Park

We have gotten all of the "clarification" (inside joke!) needed and AAA is HAPPY to celebrate Daniel's birthday at his favorite event location, Altitude Trampoline Park. Come jump for joy with your friends! If you have your special Altitude socks, please bring them so I don't have to purchase them again.

Cost: $20 

To sign up for this event, RSVP on Facebook and purchase your tickets on Picatic. All payments must be received the before the day's adventure begins! 

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