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Posted on: July 23, 2013

[ARCHIVED] O.W.L.S. Topic Features Grant Wood

Story County Conservation invites the public to the monthly O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors) program at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames. "Grant Wood" will be presented on Tuesday, August, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Grant Wood (played by Tom Milligan) will chat with us as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence at his home at Five Turner Alley in Cedar Rapids. We will learn about his life and artwork, including American Gothic. We will also learn how Wood took moments, memories, and the people of our state, and showed the whole world the specialness of Iowa through art. This program has been funded by Humanities Iowa.

O.W.L.S. programs are designed for "boomers" or older – but anyone can attend. An optional luncheon follows the program at 12 p.m. Lunch is catered for a $7.00 fee, and registration is required for lunch by 3:30 p.m., Friday, August 2. The planned lunch menu for August is pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, pickles, potato salad, baked beans, and cookies.

For more information about this or other programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email us at, or visit

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,500 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. Story County Conservation's volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Jerry Keys
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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