Lunch from Lizard’s Thicket includes roll, butter, tea, and water. Cost is $8, except for special pricing for Nov. 13.
Reservation and payment must be made by the prior Tuesday.
Cancellation must be received by Monday noon for a refund if we can sell your ticket.

Programs arranged by Chuck Sovick and Carol McGinnis Kay

Sept 18       “Can you Top This?” Dueling Impresarios Ron Pearson

                       and  Arnold Breman
                          Hamburger steak, baked potato with butter, green beans

Sept 25        Humorous Memories from Rev. Roger Gramling

Fried pork chop, rice & gravy, country skillet apples

Oct 2           
Time to Catch up with Friends

                           Baked meat loaf, macaroni & cheese, cabbage

Oct 9           Join Richard Perrygo for a Nostalgic Game of Hit Songs 

                       from the 50s and 60s 
                           Baked chicken, squash casserole, okra & tomatoes

Oct 16         What’s New with USC Opera: Director Ellen Schlaefer

                       and Students
                           Southern-style pot roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans

Oct 23         Appreciation Day for our Sponsoring Congregations

                           Fried chicken breast, potato salad, pickled beets

Oct 30         Remembering Halloweens of the Past: Chuck & Sharon

                       Sovick, Ken & Sylvia Howell, and Martha Eastburn
                           Chicken-fried steak, baked potato with butter, Alabam' slaw

Nov 6           Easy Reading Means Hard Writing: Bonnie Standard,

                       author of six historical novels              
                           Turkey & dressing w/giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, candied yams,

                           green beans, and a choice of holiday pies brought by members.

Nov 13         Retirement Gala honoring Dr. Rebecca Swanson (plus brief 

                       annual meeting)        
Special catered meal. Watch for details later.

During the academic year, at 12:30 we enjoy lunch, congenial conversation, and every other week a speaker or entertainer. Some members bring their own lunch; most order a lunch catered by Lizard's Thicket for $8.00. The fellowship and food are great fun, as is the entertainment.

Recent popular speakers/entertainers have included local musicians performing Broadway show tunes, a visit from Abraham Lincoln on the afternoon of his assassination, and a trainer of therapy dogs – with her dog!​​ 

Summer lunches are more informal and include picnic-style lunches at the Center with entertainment, or lunch at a nearby restaurant followed by a tour.

Luncheon Schedule