Feel the Fire 

Our group delights in finding fun/interesting/educational outings that we can enjoy together. The first outing this year is on Wednesday, October 15. Join Freewheelers for an amazing glassblowing experience at Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery in historic downtown Grapevine. 

Each of us will make her own glass ornament/suncatcher. Professional staff will be working with us in groups of 10 per hour for up to 3 hours (30 ornaments). 

Lunch (Dutch treat) with our entire group will follow our Vetro experience. Meanwhile, when not in a glassblowing group, we can visit the other galleries and workshops. Art and pottery galleries as well as a foundry (exquisite bronze and other works) and a blacksmithing shop are also located on the grounds of the historic train depot. At Vetro, snacks will be provided and we can observe from the bleachers. 

Reservation details

Cost to FWC members is $27.50. Make out your checks to FWC and mail to Linda Willson. Since we have a 30 ornament limit, we are not opening this event to non-members (except houseguests) unless spaces are available a few days before our deadline. Reservations open to non-members on Wednesday, October 1; cost is $47.50. Final deadline for everyone is Monday, October 6. (If the event fills, we will make a waiting list.) 

Join the Freewheelers

Can you stand the heat? Won’t you join us? If you are new to UTSW / FWC, what better place than a furnace to meet and be met?! Don’t miss the fun! Information for all outings is sent by email to members who have signed up on the Membership Form. Let us know if you are interested and we’ll add your name to our email list. Those interested in “Feeling the Fire,” let us know! 

Contact Stephanie Haley or Linda Willson at