Allen R. Baca Center Programs/Activities

This list is a brief description of the various programs offered at the center. Programs are offered on
an ongoing basis, monthly, weekly or session based. Programs that have a fee associated are indicated.

For more specific dates, times and fees for each program, please see the current Baca Buzz.



The art club includes artists age 50+ and all media such as oil, acrylic, pen and ink as well as watercolor and photography. You can find their artwork displayed throughout the center and many are available for purchase. There is a nominal fee to join the Art Club that you pay directly to the group and you MUST be a current Baca member to display and sell paintings. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and usually include a short business meeting followed by a presenter or bring what you are painting.


Crafters meet to sew, knit and make crafts. Join the group to craft or learn from each other. This group also participates in various craft fairs. The group meets on Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


This group meets to play American Chinese Mah Jong. The game originated in China and contains 166 tiles with Chinese characters and symbols. Play is for those that have had instruction or know how to play this specific style. This group meets on Mondays, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

American Mah Jongg Experienced Player Group
Experienced players meet on the 3rd Wednesday, 9:15 am-12:30 pm. Contact Terry at  to be added to the players list. Please RSVP to the group leader in advance if you wish to participate.


Join the Baca Center for bingo and a chance to win points. Each participant can choose up to 3 bingo cards for play. Winners can cash-in their points for grocery/household items. Bingo takes place every Friday, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the dining room and cost $2 for members.


The Baca Center offers various types of bridge games for all abilities. Bridge was derived from the Russian game Whist. Cards originated in China as far back as 1120. The duplicate and evening bridge are for ADVANCED players that have a partner. The neighbors and fun bridge are for everyone and you do not need a partner. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to play time.

Duplicate                       Monday                       1:00-4:30 p.m.  (advanced players w/a partner)
Evening                         Tuesday                      6:30-9:00 p.m.  (advanced players w/a partner)
Neighbors                      3rd Wednesday           9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Bridge for Fun                Thursday                    12:30-4:00 p.m.


This is a fun fast-paced dice game that anyone can learn. Winners receive either a $5 or $10 gift card to Walmart. Bunco takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 pm, cost is $3. 

The Baca Center offers various types of Canasta for those that love to play cards. Canasta is a rummy-like card game that can easily be learned. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to play time.
Regular                         Monday                      12:45-5:00 p.m.
Texas                            Tuesday                      12:30-4:00 p.m.

Club                              Thursday                    12:45-4:00 p.m.


Regular                         Tuesday                      12:45-4:00 p.m.
Texas                            Thursday                     12:30-3:45 p.m.

Club                              Friday                          12:30-3:30 p.m.


The Baca Center offers various opportunities to play games of dominoes. Chicken Foot is a dominoes game of the “Trains” family, similar to Mexican Train. Chicken Foot is played in rounds, one round for each double domino in the set. The game is normally played by 2 to 8 players using any of the common sets (double-six, double-nine, double-twelve, double-fifteen or double-eighteen). Dominoes “42” is a trick-taking game played with a standard set of double six dominoes. 42 is often referred to as the “national game of Texas”. Mexican Train, also known as simply Trains, is a game played with dominoes. The object of the game is for a player to play all the dominoes from his or her hand onto one or more chains, or “trains”, emanating from a central hub or “station”. The game’s most popular name comes from a special optional train that belongs to all players.

Chicken Foot                 Wednesday                              10:00-11:30 a.m.
Dominoes “42”               Monday & Wednesday            12:45-3:30 p.m.
Mexican Train                Wednesday                              10:00-11:30 a.m.
Mexican Train                Friday                                       12:30-3:30 p.m.

This group gets together to play pinochle which is a trick-taking game for 2-4 players. MUST be an advanced player. Free for Baca members, others $1 walk-in fee. Please arrive 15 minutes early to play. Tuesdays, 12:30-4:00 p.m.


This game is fun, exciting and a brain exerciser. The game is easy to learn and fast moving. It’s very different every time it is played and combines your luck and strategy so every player has a chance to win until the very end. This group meets in the lobby on Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Join this group on Wednesdays for some fun times playing Spades whether you haven’t played in years or are a beginner. Snacks are provided by rotating members and coffee is 25₵. Please arrive 15 minutes early so groups can be formed to play. This group plays on Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.


This course is offered to drivers 50+ that would like to get a 10% discount on their auto insurance. This does not dismiss a ticket and not all insurance companies accept this program so be sure to check with your insurance company. Fees are paid to the AARP instructor by check ONLY. The program is offered on varies days 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5:00-9:00 p.m. Please see the current Baca Buzz for exact dates.BACA CINEMA DAY
On the 3rd Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 p.m. the center will show a movie. The movies are FREE for Baca members and $1 walk-in fee for non-members. During Spring Break and the summer months, grandchildren ages 7 and up are welcome to attend and a PG or PG-13 movie will be shown.

Join the Baca Center on the 3rdWednesday of each month at 1:00 pm for a new release movie (unless noted otherwise). Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. Children ages 7+ are welcome to accompany their grandparent during spring break and the summer months. During those times, the movie will be appropriate for children. To see what movie will be shown, check out the current issue of the Baca Buzz.Location: Allen R Baca Center. Age 50+.

Dates:                       Days:             Times:                       Location:                              Fee:
9/19                            Wed.               1:00-3:00pm            Baca-Mtg. Room                  Free for Members
10/17                          Wed.               1:00-3:00pm            Baca-Mtg. Room                  Free for Members
11/21                          Wed.               1:00-3:00pm            Baca-Mtg. Room                  Free for Members
2/19                            Wed.               1:00-3:00pm            Baca-Mtg. Room                  Free for Members
1/16                            Wed.               1:00-3:00pm            Baca-Mtg. Room                  Free for Members
2/20                            Wed.               1:00-3:00pm            Baca-Mtg. Room                  Free for Members
3/20                            Wed.               1:00-3:00pm            Baca-Mtg. Room                  Free for Members
4/17                            Wed.               1:00-3:00pm            Baca-Mtg. Room                  Free for Members
5/15                            Wed.               1:00-3:00pm            Baca-Mtg. Room                  Free for Members


Benefits Counseling is provided for those over 50 and in need of information on Medicare, prescription plans, Medicaid and food stamps. This is a one-on-one consultation every 1st Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. with benefits counselor Nancy Kind. This is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


Book Discussions group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00-2:00 p.m. The group discusses a variety of classic and contemporary essays, short stories, dramas, and poetry that present ideas of enduring human significance. Contact for more information on what the reading material will be.


This group is for all ladies 50+ that are interested in fun and fellowship. The ladies wear yellow and participate in fun activities. The group also chooses one non-profit organization each year to raise funds to help support the organization. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.


The Round Rock Area Garden Club meets the 1st Monday of each month 9:00-10:30 a.m. throughout the year. After a brief social and business meeting, the club provides gardening hints, plans field trips, and presents speakers who are knowledgeable about meeting the challenges of gardening in our particular soil and climate.


The Hiking Club is a self-led group for active participants age 50+ that like to hike with a group. Most hikes are between 3-5 miles; however some hikes are as long as 10 miles depending on the location. The group hikes in the spring and fall at various parks/trails in the Central Texas area. Trips are also planned for hikes in state parks in which the group pays a fee for travel on the center’s bus. To get on the list or for up-to-date hikes, contact the Baca Center at 512-218-5499.


The Woodcarvers Club gets together to practice, learn and create wood carved objects. No experience necessary, however tools are needed to participate. The group meets every Tuesday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.


The Baca Center offers workshops on various topics. Workshops are held on various Thursdays, 11:00-11:45 a.m.


Participants are welcome to share their writing and get feedback, read someone else’s work; or just come to listen. View their six anthologies on by searching for Baca Writing Club.  Another book is always in the works. This group meets each Monday, 1:00-2:30 p.m. and each Thursday, 10:00-11:30 a.m. For more information, e-mail


Computer Support—Is your data backed up, your warranty over, want to fix your computer yourself? Join Scott Wheeler for “how to” classes which will cover cleaning up your operating system, install/uninstall applications/ drivers, troubleshoot diagnostics, manage viruses and more. MUST bring your laptop OR if you have a PC bring a print screen of your issue. MUST register the Wednesday prior to 5:00 p.m. and cost is $5 for Baca members. Classes are held Saturdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m.


All Kupuna Hula will meet at 1:45 p.m. for basic instruction, technique, Hawaiian language and history. Intermediate will continue at 2:45 p.m. in the next class to learn more advanced techniques and dances. Dancers will wear black T-shirts and a pa’u skirt or wrap. You cannot join the program after the 2nd class due to missing critical information in the first two classes. Instructor approval is needed for the Intermediate class.
Beginning—Fridays, 1:45-2:30 p.m.                                                                
Advanced—Fridays, 2:45-3:45 p.m.

This self-led group joins together to learn from each other and to dance, dance, dance. The group meets each Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

This self-led group meets on the 1st Friday of each month, 7:00-9:30 p.m. (unless noted in the Baca Buzz) to dance Ballroom, Country, Latin, Swing and more. The dances are FREE for Baca members and $5 for non-members. Participants are encouraged to register in advance so we can verify your membership. Two dances each year will have a live band and the cost will be $5 for Baca members and $10 for all others (50+).
Join our instructor Barbara Langham as she instructs participants on the basic steps of line dancing. Participants will learn and practice so they can move up to the beginning/intermediate line dancing class. Classes are offered as a 3 class session on during various months and held on Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Cost for the 3 session class is $9/members.
This class is for those interested in learning new and traditional line dances but does have some line dance experience. The classes take place each Monday, 10:10-11:10 a.m. Cost $3/members.
This class is for those that have learned most of the basic line dance steps in a beginner class and want to work on timing and perfecting their technique and learn some of the longer dances to a variety of music. Instructor approval required for this class. The classes take place each Monday and Friday, 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Cost $3/members.

This class is for those that have successfully completed the intermediate class and want to learn the most difficult choreography which is longer and more intricate. Many of these dances are done to currently popular music. Instructor approval required for this class. The classes take place each Monday and Friday, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost $3/members.

This is a self-led group that gets together to practice their line dancing skills. The practice is for intermediate to advanced dancers and there is no instructor. The group meets to practice each Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

This award winning group is self-led and meets to learn and practice Tejano dancing. Group leaders provide the Tejano music for this multi-generational program. Join this group meets each Thursday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Join this group if you wish to improve your Spanish skills or to learn conversational Spanish. This is an informal class but only Spanish is spoken every Thursday, 1:00-2:30 p.m.



This self-led and inspired group meets weekly on Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. to sing their hearts out using our karaoke machine. We have a large selection of songs from the 50’s up to current sound tracks.

This self-led and inspired group meets on the 1st Thursday to sing their hearts out in Spanish. The group leader brings a large selection of songs.

This self-led and inspired group meets on the 1st Thursday at 10 am to sing their hearts out in Spanish. The group leader brings a variety of songs.


Have you ever wanted to perform in a stage show? Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. If you want to sing, dance, tell a story, do a skit, a comedy routine, etc., there will be a sign up sheet posted on the west side of the kiosk. Please give us your first & last name; how we can contact you and what you want to do for the show. No names can be added after the sign-up sheet is taken down and we are unable to take phone calls to add your name to the list. The Performance Group meets every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. It is open to all Baca members.


The Sing-A-Long group sings show tunes, country and pop music from the 20th Century. The group sings every Friday, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Song books are provided and new singers are always welcome.

Music participants play and sing country, bluegrass and gospel. Any kind of string instrument is acceptable as long as it is in good condition and players are an intermediate or advanced player. Being able to sing is a plus but not required. New members must audition and be approved by the group and total participants in the group should not exceed six.  The group meets each Monday, 9:00-11:30 a.m.