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Summer events, deadlines approach

Published 5:14pm Saturday, May 19, 2012

As summer is quickly coming upon us, we are looking at our calendars and seeing dates are filling quickly, for planned activities everywhere, including Austin, and many areas for a one day outing.

The visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts  was truly a day for shutter bugs. You will find a display of some of the more beautiful arrangements along with the art to compliment them, on the travel window at the Mower County Senior Center.

Some of their ideas just may be an inspiration for our flower enthusiasts at the Mower County Fair.  Also in the display will be some pictures  of the Freedom Rock in Iowa as it is already being painted over just in time for a new display for Memorial Day.

Some of our travelers have followed up on an earlier trip to Omaha on the computer at freedomrock com. It includes the past 11 years of displays  honoring our service men and heros in our grand United States.

The Church Basements Ladies at the Plymouth Playhouse is still up to their wacky antics. This was a return visit in May for us. They have now extended this show until fall, and each time we still get a belly laugh.

 Upcoming Trips

•June 7: “Fox on the Fairway,” at the Old Log dinner theater near Excelsior has a couple of openings. Make sure you have chosen your entrée for the noon lunch. We will have a break in Excelsior before the show. We are departing at 8:30 am. from Wal-Mart.

•June 19: Spending the day with Inge Schmenke, at her Austrian Villa in Iowa. This is due by June 5, but we do have seats available.

• June 26: Okoboji, Iowa. A   popular Iowa lake will include a boat ride, free time in Arnolds Park and a luau on the beach, with an 8 p.m. show “Crimes of the Heart,” at their summer theate. That trip payment is due by June 11. Last day to pay.

We do have a couple of July trips that will help fulfill your summer plans, for more information,  a  June newsletter  will have more details. We will continue to keep in touch bi-weekly through the newspaper, or as time permits, with the busy summer travel season upon us.

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