Refuge Journal 58

Mar 14 2019

Organizations We Love

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization that matches children with adults who help their Little by simply being a friend. If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to make a big difference in the life of a child, Big Brothers Big Sisters may be for you.

Refuge Foundation for the Arts has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region for different events including writing the song of Appleton, “Our Song”, in our Chapel (pictured below), the reveal of “Our Song” at last year’s Bike to the Beat, and An Evening of Holiday Mischief.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Their vision is that all children achieve success in life. If you’re interested in becoming a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple you can apply here to help shape and empower a child while sharing enjoyable activities you already like to do.

Upcoming Events

Robert Ellis - Texas Piano Man

In two weeks we’re celebrating the release of Robert Ellis’s Texas Piano Man! On Wednesday, March 27th The Howard and Refuge Foundation for the Arts present Robert Ellis with special guests Adriel Denae and Ian O’Neil. Purchase your tickets here!

Rolling Stone writes that the album has, “a wisecracking edge that allows his airy tenor to become richer and more expressive with his newfound penchant for humor.” You can read the full Rolling Stone article here.

Robert Ellis – Texas Piano Man with special guests Adriel Denae and Ian O’Neil
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Howard
405 Washington Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

If you haven’t been to or heard about The Howard, check it out below!

A noted architectural landmark, The Howard serves as a stunning 33,383 square foot event space, concert hall, cafe, bar, and bowling alley nestled in the charming lakefront town of Oshkosh, WI. Originally founded in 1927 as a men-only Eagles club, The Howard has been lovingly restored by sisters and proprietors, Carey Sharpe and Jenna Golem, who lovingly renamed the property after their grandfather. Spanning nearly a century as an iconic landmark, the expansive development maintains the building’s original opulent craftsmanship, imbued with updated interior elements that harken back to the grandeur of early 20th-century architecture. In February of 2018 The Howard was officially listed in the National Register and State Register of Historic Places by the Secretary of the Interior.

Refuge Corners

We have art all over our building from our favorite artists. This one was created by friend John Adams.