A note from our President…..
AAhhh….these are some perfect summer days. Hate to think they they’ll start getting shorter this week. Come on out and take advantage of this great Minnesota (but sadly way to short) season with us.
Brunch Bunch—relax at Carol’s “Staycation” Garden Party
Flicks & Fun—catch “RBG”at the Landmark
Coffee Break—enjoy something sweet or savory at People’s Organic
Night-Time Books Talk—discuss “Pope Joan” on Byerly’s deck
Women Aging Well: come talk with the Doctor
Garden Tour—visit Caponi Art park in Eagan
Lake M’tonka Cruise—kick back on the lake
Walkers—spend your Tuesday and Thursday AMs at Centennial Lakes
See you there! Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org
FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2:30PM—RBG
Edina’s Landmark Theater, 50th/France
This documentary explores the exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and has received strong reviews. The New York Times describes RBG as “a jaunty assemblage of interviews, public appearances and archival material, organized to illuminate its subject’s temperament and her accomplishments so far.” Please arrive at 2:30 so we can walk into the 2:40 showing together. If the movie is no longer playing, I’ll to pick an interesting alternative. As always, your suggestions for movie viewing are appreciated.
Afterward, we will go to the Edina Grill for Happy Hour.
RSVP by Monday, July 2nd to LynnJ@TheWanderersMSP.org
There‘s free 5-hour parking in the upper levels of the municipal parking lot behind the theater. Access from Lund’s parking lot or 51st Street.
WALKERS: every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30AM—Centennial Lakes
Need motivation to get out, move, and exercise? Join us as we walk around Centennial Lakes. Spring has sprung – so meet us at the “Big Clock” outside of the Hughes Pavilion. Walk around the lake or as much or as little as your legs allow. Be on time–we’ll start walking promptly! If it rains we meet at Southdale–Hennepin County Service Center entrance—east side–outside Jimmie John’s. No need to RSVP – just come
BRUNCH BUNCH: Saturday, July 7ST, 10:00AM—3nd Annual Garden Party
At the home of a member
Think Pink! Bring something yummy to share, wear your sunscreen or a floppy hat, and be prepared to relax and enjoy onenother’s company. If it rains, we will reschedule. Adult and non-alcoholic beverages provided.
RSVP by Wednesday, July 4th to Carol.Schaub@comcast.net. Please indicate what you plan to bring so we achieve some balance.
COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, July 11th, 10:00AM – People’s Organic
People’s Organic is consistently good for both coffee, food and ambience. We can sit indoors or out, depending on the weather.
RSVP by July 10th to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org
Direcions: France to 69th Street. Turn Left (E). Park near Crate ‘n Barrel.
The group will not meet during July and August, but will resume after Labor Day. Details will be announced in the September newsletter.
GAME NIGHT: Game nights will resume in September
NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, July 16th, 7:00PM – Lunds & Byerly’s Mez
France Ave. at Hazelton Road, Edina
Pope Joan, by Donna Cross
” Pope Joan has all the elements one wants in a historical drama – love, sex, violence, duplicity, and long-buried secrets.” In this international bestseller and basis for the 2009 movie, Cross brings the Dark Ages to life in all their brutal splendor and shares the dramatic story of a woman whose strength of vision led her to defy the social restrictions of her day. For a thousand years her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die–Pope Joan, the ninth-century woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to become the only female ever to sit on the throne of St. Peter.
Beverages at happy hour prices are available until 7:00 pm. Feel free to bring food or snacks up form the store. Weather permitting we’ll be out on the deck. Please come even if you haven’t read the book.
RSVP by Saturday, July 15th to Sara5217@aol.com
WOMEN AGING WELL: Wednesday, July 18th, 6:30 PM—at the home of a member
Our bodies “they are ‘a changing”–Right? You don’t want to miss this dynamic female internist’s explanation about what’s happening and how we can stay in the best of health. What exactly are we supposed to eat, drink and exercise to be the very best we can? What is Total Wellness? Dr. Adepero Okulaja, champions WOMEN. She inspires her patients to be/do their very best and is known for not ever giving up on what the “problem” is – she will find the answer. Her medical practice in Edina centers on her passions: Women’s Health, Wellness, and the art of healing body, mind, and spirit. She wants “The Wanderers” to ask her questions they’ve always been afraid to ask their own doctor. Read more at her website: https://thedrshouse.com. Refreshments served.
RSVP by Wednesday, July 11th to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org
GARDEN TOUR: Friday, July 20th, 10:30AM Departure —Caponi Art Park
1220 Diffley Road, Eagan (www.caponiartpark.org)
Put your Chi in harmony by exploring Caponi Art Park with us. This is an outdoor sculpture garden designed, within an oak landscape, as a single, unified work of art. The meandering trails follow the topography of the grounds like contour drawings animated by everyone who walks them. The rock walls and shaped hills are the sculpture into which conventional artworks are integrated. Afterward, We’ll have lunch at Andiamo Italian Ristorante, 1629 Lena Ct. #100, Eagan,(651-289-2000) andiamomn.com
A carpool will leave S. Mpls. at 10:30AM or meet at the Park at 11:00. Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive.
RSVP by Wednesday, July 18th, 7th to BarbaraD@TheWanderersMSP.org
Directions to Park: MN-62 E to MN-77 S to Diffley Rd in Eagan. Take the County Rd 30/Diffley Rd exit. At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Diffley Rd. to 1220 Diffley Rd.
LAKE MINNETONKA CRUISE: Tuesday, July 24th, 4:45 PM Departure –Al & Alma’s
5201 Piper Road Mound, Minnesota 55364 952.472.3098
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Boarding begins at 6:15pm; boat departs promptly at 6:30pm and returns to port at 8:30pm
A carpool will leave Anne Shea’s home at 4:45 PM. Please indicate if you plan to car poo or meet us there at 6:15.
For more info contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-941-6656.
Directions to Anne’s – HWY 100 to 77th street exit. Turn RIGHT (W) and follow 77th St.—as it becomes Edina Industrial Blvd.—to 78th St. Turn RIGHT at 78th. Turn RIGHT at Delaney Blvd Turn RIGHT at Pondwood Drive.
Directions Al and Alma’s – please see their website https://www.al-almas.com/public
BE A RESTAURANT CRITIC: Wednesday, August 8th, 3:45PM Departure––Ice House Restaurant Bar
2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
NOTE JULY RSVP DATE!
Here’s your chance to be an Eat Street restaurant critic. Eat Street along Nicollet Avenue is an intriguing and often affordable area to get a full taste of all the different flavors of the Twin Cities. Pam Bratsch and Anne Shea have “scouted” all the venues and chosen several for The Wanderers Critics to review. We’ll meet at the Icehouse for cocktails where you’ll be given a Passport to one of them. A small group will be sent to each restaurant.
Here’s the plan:
4:30PM – Meet at Icehouse for Happy Hour cocktails and restaurant assignments
5:30PM – Dinner reservations
7:30PM – 8:00PM – Meet back at 5555 Dewey Hill Party Room for desert and critic reports.
The cost of cocktails and dinner will be $20-$40 (depending on your menu selections). Additional $5 for dessert will be collected at Icehouse.
A carpool will leave Edina at 3:45 PM. Please indicate if you are carpooling and are willing to drive. Or, meet us there at 4:30PM.
RSVP by Wednesday, July 25th to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org
Directions to Icehouse: #62E to #35WN to Lake Street exit. Turn LEFT (W) to 1st Ave. and turn RIGHT (N). At 26th St. turn LEFT (W) to Nicollet. Parking is available only in lot adjacent to courtyard at 2528 Nicollet, the lot on North side of building, and lot located at 2644 Nicollet—or you will be towed.
FLICKS & FUN: By popular demand we’ll be seeing “Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again”. Watch for details in the August newsletter.
BOOKS & BOOZE: August 2018
The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlin
In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she’s in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?
NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, September 17th
The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck
Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.
Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck paints an indelible portrait of China in the 1920s, when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-Lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during the last century.
Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life: its terrors, its passions, its ambitions and rewards. Her brilliant novel–beloved by millions of readers–is a universal tale of an ordinary family caught in the tide of history.
THEATRE OUTING: Late October/November date TBA: Radio Gals
Masonic Home Theatre
Set in the 1920’s when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a charming musical about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with her “all-girl” orchestra, “The Hazelnuts”, as radio WGAL. What comes over the local airwaves is an array of hilarious toe-tapping songs. However, Hazel’s broadcasts are not always so local due to her habit of impinging on other frequencies, like NBC’s, attracting the attention of a federal radio inspector who’s intent on shutting down WGAL. It turns out though, he has a fine tenor voice, plays a mean accordion and quickly becomes enchanted by the “Hazelnuts”. From the creators of Pump Boys and Dinettes.