OWLs fly to Lanesboro to see "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the Commonweal Theatre, Fri, Aug 24
The OWLs, our group for those 55+, fly to the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center on Thur, Jan 25.
In June we plan a road trip to visit several area attractions. We will travel north along the river and begin with a stop to see the sculpture art at the Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden. Located near Cochrane, the garden is considered Buffalo County’s premiere folk art site. It is an outdoor sculpture park done by a single artist. See the above winter photo (I promise no snow in June). From there we will seek a local establishment for a delicious and nutritious lunch. After lunch we will stop in Alma at the Wings Over Alma Nature and Art Center. The center features artwork by local and regional artists. During June the exhibit is called “Art On the Rocks.” Remaining in Alma, we will finish the day with a visit to the Castlerock Museum of Arms, Armor and Art. On display are authentic arms and armor worn and used by the Greeks, Romans, Dark Age Warriors, Vikings and Knights in Shining Armor, along with period art. Admission to the Castlerock museum is $6.00, and lunch is on your own. Each of the Alma attractions are fairly small and not a lot of walking is required. We might even have time for an ice cream stop and still make it home by 4:30. This most excellent adventure will be on Friday, June 10. We will leave from the church at 9:30 AM. Please contact Brian at email@example.com by Thursday, June 9, if you plan to attend.
For our May outing we will travel to Eau Claire to visit the Chippewa Valley Museum. This is a highly rated museum that has excellent exhibits and beautifully preserved historic buildings detailing the history of the Chippewa Valley. The museum also offers fun activities, a 1950s ice cream parlor, a museum store and rotating special exhibits. A visitor favorite is the multi-media object theater “This Day.” The Chippewa Valley Museum sits beneath towering pines in Eau Claire’s beautiful Carson Park, a 134-acre peninsula nestled inside horseshoe-shaped Half Moon Lake. A fantastic opportunity to learn more of Wisconsin’s history. This grand adventure will depart from the church at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 26. It is about a 90 minute drive to Eau Claire, where we will have lunch at a local establishment. After lunch we will visit the museum and depart for home (after a stop for refreshments at the museum’s ice cream parlor) about 3:30. We should be back at the church by 5 PM. Cost of the museum is $7, lunch is on your own. The museum and grounds are handicap accessible and they have wheelchairs available. Please let Brian know ahead of time if you would like one reserved. Please call or email Brian Narveson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-526-9700 by Tuesday night, May 24, if you plan to attend. The outing is scheduled late in May to increase the chance of warm weather.
On Friday, November 6 we will attend the La Crosse Community Theatre production of the “The Little Mermaid.” This is a musical play that is guaranteed to please all ages. It is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney movie of the same name. Before the theater we will dine in a local restaurant. Cost of the theater is $29, and dinner is on your own. You can pay Brian on the day of the event. For a great Friday night out, meet at the church at 4:30 PM on Friday, November 6. Please call 608.526.9700 or email Brian at email@example.com by Tuesday evening, November 3, if you plan to attend.
The OWLs are visiting Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum in Fountain, WI on Saturday, June 20th.