Around the turn of the 19th century, devout Catholics hailing from the Czech and German areas of Central Europe built twenty churches throughout the dusty and rolling plains of Texas Hill Country. Known as the Painted Churches of Texas, these backcountry places of worship are adorned with masterful paintings, shimmering stained glass, charming murals, and gold-encrusted altars. Lunch is on your own at Oakridge Smokehouse, a well-known local eatery more than 80 years old that offers a variety of American and German/Czech entrées and desserts. Departing from Oaks Presbyterian Church, 1576 Chantilly Lane in Houston. Register online at www.hcp4.net/sap/events or call 281-893-3726. A $13 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Checks are payable to Fun4Seniors and should be mailed to 1731 Hugh Road, Houston, Texas 77067.