October has been a month of mild temperatures and beautiful color. The OWL’s took full advantage of both with our trip to Sugar Creek for “Yesterday’s Youth” where we listened to fascinating presentations on the building of the Alaskan Highway and the Battle of Midway, followed by a fun afternoon with Laughing Laura. Our October potluck featured Ron Nowland and his wife Frieda presenting a great program on Michigan Lighthouses which was personalized with stories of Ron’s father in the light house service on Lake Michigan.
However, just because it’s getting cooler does not mean the OWL’s are hibernating for the winter. We will start November with a Friday Night Out. We will start the evening with dinner together at a local restaurant and then travel to the Heider Center in West Salem for the show by the “Phat Pack.” The “Phat Pack” is a singing trio from Broadway whose members have performed in such shows as “Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Miserables” and “Forever Plaid”. They will entertain us with a musical journey filled with Broadway tunes, American classics, and stories. We will meet at the church at 4:30 PM on Friday, November 7th for a fun night out. Cost of the show is $18 for seniors. Dinner is on your own. Please let Brian Narveson know if you are planning on attending by Tuesday night Nov. 4th. He will buy tickets ahead of time and you can pay him on the 7th. You can contact Brian at 526-9700 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our November Potluck will be on Wednesday Nov. 19th, in the church narthex at noon. With the holidays approaching its time to start thinking about treats for the family, especially the grandchildren. For our program Laura Luidahl from “Laura’s Baking Delights” will be teaching us how to decorate cupcakes for the holidays. Everyone in attendance will be given a cupcake to decorated after a demonstration and idea’s provided by Laura (see photos). Some of you will remember all the fun we had making decorations for cakes the last time Laura was at our potluck.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our Friday Night Out and the Potluck.
The OWLs are a group at First that welcomes anyone, First Lutheran members or not, who are 55+. For information or to ask questions, contact Brian Narveson.