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Senior Adults: 2019 Fall Events


Senior Adults: 2019 Fall Events

We have a very active Senior Adult Ministry with seven different Community Groups that meet on Sunday mornings at either 8:30, 9:45 or 11:00AM in the Quads. There is also a large group that meets on Tuesday mornings in Quad 3 at 10:45AM for a time of study, fellowship and games. After each study we eat lunch and play a game of Chicken Foot. Everyone is invited!

If you have questions or would like additional information about the Senior Adults groups at Riverbend, please contact Pastor Dean Busboom.


The Austin Aquarium

SEP 19 | 9:30AM | The Aquarium (North Austin)

9:30AM — Meet in front of the Quads
10:00AM — Leave Riverbend
10:30AM — Guided tour @ the Aquarium
11:30AM — Eat @ Cheddars

The Austin Aquarium welcomes families to enjoy an immersive interactive experience! Sea to Believe as we connect children and families to the planet, ranging from our rainforests and deserts to the exotic species of the ocean. Family activities in Austin include hand feeding sharks, stingrays, birds, and tropical animals. Fun children activities include feeding and touching crocodiles, holding slithering snakes, or even taking a selfie with one of our exotic large breed birds.

Cost: $7, lunch on your own


Movie: “Breakthrough”

OCT 3 | 12:30PM | Quad 4

12:30PM — Food served
1:00PM — Movie 

There’s never any doubt that things will work out just fine in “Breakthrough”, and not only because Roxann Dawson’s movie is based on a true story. It’s also because of the film’s overtly Christian approach, which leans strongly toward the evangelical side of its discussion of faith and religion.

The story focuses on Joyce Smith (Chrissy Metz), a true believer. Grant Nieporte’s screenplay is based on the real Smith’s 2017 book (written with Ginger Kolbaba) The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection, and yes, that title is more than a bit of a spoiler. Then again, the very idea that the story was written in the first place is a spoiler.

Cost: $3 (Includes a movie, popcorn, chili dogs, and a drink)


“The Buddy Holly Story”

OCT 20 | 9:30AM | Palace Theater

12:15PM — Meet in front of the Quads
12:45PM — Meet @ Burger University in Georgetown
1:45PM — Meet @ the Palace Theater
2:00PM — “The Buddy Holly Story”

Learn the incredibly true story of Buddy Holly while listening to some of his greatest hits, including La Bamba and Chantilly Lace. Watch Buddy Holly’s rise to fame and his life story right before your eyes.

Cost: $35
Purchase tickets by OCT 8


Bella Vista Ranch, Wimberly

NOV 14 | 9:00AM | Bella Vista Ranch

9:00AM — Leave Riverbend by bus
10:30AM — Tour @ Bella Vista Ranch
12:00PM — Lunch in Wimberly
1:30PM — Wimberly Glass Factory
4:00PM — Back @ Riverbend

The Bella Vista Ranch is located in the hill country of Wimberley, Texas. Designed to reflect a traditional Italian family farm, the ranch is home to over 1,200 producing olive trees, a frantoio (olive press), a winery, tasting room, and gift shop. They make 100% Texan olive oil!

They sell olive trees of varying size and age for ornamental or home purposes. They sell 1, 3 and 15 gallon olive trees, even a few estate-sized trees: Mission, Arbequina, Lucca, Kalamata, Grappalo, and other unique varieties available.

First Texas Olive Oil Co., is headquartered at the Ranch. You can taste the grassy, peppery, and most importantly FRESH olive oil that they’ve been making since 2001. 

Their olive oil is sold exclusively on their website, or at their Tasting Room during tours and by appointment at their retail Ranch Store. Their products are also available at Kiss the Cook in Wimberley, Texas.

Cost: $75 (tour & bus), lunch on your own
Deadline: NOV 1


Play: “A Christmas Carol”

DEC 8 | 1:00PM | The Topfer Theater 

1:00PM — Eat @ Schlotsky’s restaurant
2:30PM — Play

Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. This family-friendly spectacular creates an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles.  Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a joyride to rediscover his heart and love for human kindness. One of the highlights is Riverbend’s own Paul Sanchez singing “O Holy Night”.

Cost: $47, lunch on your own
Deadline: NOV 15

Earlier Event: September 21
Single Parent Families Night Out
Later Event: October 4
Middle School Fall Retreat