OWLs Post for July 2017

The OWLs got into some serious summer fun in June. On a beautiful night, we had a wonderful dinner at Huck Finns by the water with a fun view of all the boats at the Marina. The special treat for our anniversary outing was attending the La Crosse Community Band Concert for “Circus Night”. We were entertained by many magnificent clowns while listening to some great circus music.

July is a month off for the OWLs. With so many of us taking trips or having family visit we like to keep the calendar clear in July. So, look forward to seeing everyone in August.

We will start August out with bang. Holding with tradition we will travel to Lanesboro for a fabulous production of “Steel Magnolias” at the Commonweal Theatre. There we will see the renowned play by Robert Harling. After 30 years, there’s still no story that better celebrates the gift of friendship than Steel Magnolias! The close-knit women who frequent Truvy’s Beauty Salon have lots of time to gossip, but it’s their unshakable bonds that define them. With its mix of quick humor, quirky personalities and touching sentimentality, you’ll fall in love all over again with a story and characters that are “as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.” This not-to-be-missed outing will take place on Thursday, August 3. We will leave from the church at 4pm. We will start the evening with dinner at one of Lanesboro’s fine establishments followed by the play. Dinner is on your own, the play is $25 per person if we have ten or more people. You can pay Brian for the tickets the night of the outing. Please let Brian Narveson know by Monday night July 31 if you are planning on attending: 608.526.9700 or owls@firstlu.org.

The August potluck has been moved to the fourth Wednesday, August 23, due to Brian and Mary being out of town. We will meet at noon in Fellowship Hall. Though we will be inside, please bring your favorite picnic food for the potluck. The program will be Ruth Krett from the area food pantry talking about “Hunger in La Crosse County”. Ruth will be talking about the needs in the area and how we can help. She has been recommended to us by some of the OWLs who work at the pantry. Come for the food, fellowship and an excellent program.

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 at owls@firstlu.org.