A Note from our President –
Brrr…you can certainly tell it’s fall today. Halloween is coming up at the end of the month. But we promise there will be no tricks—just a month of treating yourself to a variety of fun activities with your Wanderers friends!
Garden Goddesses—-DIY a solar garden light
Do-Gooders Day—-pitch in to help VEAP
Out & About—-come along to take in the American Craft Made Marketplace
Needlecrafters—-we’re moving into the food court for the season
Coffee Break—-Margo’s always has the best treats!
Flicks & Fun—see a great show; enjoy happy hour nearby afterward
Garden Goddesses—-come get tips for winter outdoor gardening
Lunch Bunch—enjoy lunch at Mallard’s
Happy Hour—meet us at Lela’s for great apps, drinks and laughs
Books & Booze—-discuss the “Glass Hotel”
Card Sharks—-come for fun and laughter
See you there!
Sally Ebnet Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org
GARDEN GODDESSES: Friday, September 30th, 9:00AM—-at the home of a member
We will gather for garden conversation and DIY a solar garden light . Cost will be $10.00 or less. You must respond so we can purchase the materials.
RSVP by September 27th to LizK@TheWanderersMSP.org
DO-GOODERS DAY: Tuesday, October 4th, 1:45PM Departure—Bloomington VEAP
9600 Aldrich Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420
VEAP is a basic needs organization whose programs include access to healthy foods, social services, housing stability and supportive services.
We will work at the VEAP food shelf from 2:15-5:15. Training is provided. Our commitment to VEAP is the first Tuesday, every other month: October 4, December 6, February 7. April 4.
We will have dinner/Happy Hour at Lucky 13 Pub near Southtown after our service.
A carpool leaves the east side parking lot of the Southtown AMF Bowling Alley at 1:45 PM. Please indicate if you plan to carpool or meet us there. If you drive: go around to the west side of the building (overlooking 35W) and park farther back if possible—keep closer rows open for Food Shelf clients. Enter through Door 2 on the west side marked “VEAP Volunteers and Staff.” Wear closed-toed shoes.
RSVP by Wednesday, September 28th to PattiS@TheWanderersMSP.org
OUT & ABOUT: Friday, October 7th, 1:30PM Departure—-American Craft Made Marketplace
Saint Paul RiverCentre, 174 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55102
Let’s meet and shop for crafts from across the country and discover that perfect handmade piece to take home with you. Browse one-of-a-kind crafts from over 200 artists at the in-person marketplace At St. Paul’s River Center. The Council is a nonprofit that connects craft communities and traditions to advance craft’s impact in contemporary American life and to keep craft artists and the community connected, inspired, and thriving. This show only is produced here and in Baltimore. We will dine at the infamous Mancini’s steak house afterwards.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Purchase tickets online at: https://www.craftcouncil.org/show/season/american-craft-made-st-paul
A carpool will leave the Macy’s Southdale parking area, (Rustica level) at 1:30PM. Please indicate if you plan to carpool and are willing to drive, or will meet us there.
RSVP by Monday, October 3rd to DianeH@TheWanderersMSP.org
NEEDLECRAFTERS: Mondays October 10th & 24th, 10:00AM—-Southdale Food Court
NOTE: Location Change for the cooler months
Bring your knitting, crochet or any craft to enjoy over coffee at the Food Court in Southdale.
RSVP by previous day to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org
COFFEE BREAK:Tuesday, October 11h, 10:00AM—Margo’s Patisserie
4510 Valley View Rd, Edina
Delicious bakery treats and coffee. This cafe is a favorite for many. Come and relax!
RSVP by Monday, October 10th to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org
FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, October 11th —-Southdale AMC or Edina
Watch your inbox. Movie and time will be announced when they become available. Happy Hour to follow nearby.
RSVP by Monday,October 10th to ChrisM@TheWanderersMSP.org
GARDEN GODDESSES: Friday, October 14th, 9:00AM—-Location TBA
Gardners don’t lose their green thumbs when the calendar says winter has arrived. Join us for winter outdoor-container design and accessory swap. We are not going to bring soil and pots, but share creative accessories and ideas to include: winterberry branches, vinca vine, boxwood branches, holiday ornaments, hydrangea blooms, boughs of fir and pine, ribbons, cones,…anything that would brighten an outdoor entry way during winter.
RSVP by Tuesday, October 11th to LizK@TheWanderersMSP.org
LUNCH BUNCH: Tuesday October 18th, 11:30 AM —Mallard’s Restaurant
2300 W 80th 1/2 St, Bloomington, MN 55431
Mallard’s Restaurant is a family operated restaurant offering Seafood and Cajun food in a Chef crafted menu selection inspired by the owner’s travels.
RSVP by Friday, October 14th to MaryOC@TheWanderersMSP.org
HAPPY HOUR: Thursday, October 20th, 4:30PM—-Lela Restaurant.
5601 W 78th St. Bloomington, Sheraton Hotel (former Sofitel)
Lela Restaurant has a laid-back, fun atmosphere with an overall theme of Intriguingly simple, captivating design and menu, yet simple and comfortable. Lela Restaurant focuses on fresh ingredients centered around steak, crudos and hand-made pasta paired with inventive beverage offerings.
RSVP by Monday, October 17th to VikkiG@TheWanderersMSP.org
BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, October 25th, 3:15PM Social/3:30 PM Discussion– Cahill Bistro
7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (fiction mystery) Liz Amiot facilitator
Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby’s glass wall: Why don’t you swallow broken glass. High above Manhattan, a greater crime is committed: Alkaitis is running an international Ponzi scheme, moving imaginary sums of money through clients’ accounts.
RSVP by Friday, October 21st to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org
CARD SHARKS: Thursday, October 27th, 2:00PM at Home of a Member
NOTE Time & Location Change!
We’re playing any game(s) that the group wants. Dessert will be served; tea and water will be available. I don’t stock up at Costco like Linda. Please bring a snack to share.
RSVP by Tuesday, October 25th to sally@TheWanderersMSP.org
BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, November 29th, 3:15PM Social/3:30PMDiscuss—Cahill Bistro
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict (historical fiction) Kathy Vaughn facilitator
The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian—who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true. From New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.
RSVP by Friday, November 25th to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org