June 2017 Newsletter

 

A note from our President…..

If these cold, rainy days are getting you down, come out and have some fun with The Wanderers. I’m counting on lots of sunshine in June. We have lots of great times planned all month. Don’t miss it!

Lunch Bunch—meet at stylish Lela’s

Coffee Break—travel to Grand Avenue’s Café Latte

Garden Tour—enjoy a free day at the Arboretum

Ladies Night Out—bet on the Meat Raffle the Richfield American Legion

Books & Booze—discuss “My Stoke of Insight”

Edina Evenings—shop the Farmer’s Market, then meet us for Happy Hour at Lou Nanne’s

Come check us out!

Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

LUNCH BUNCH: Thursday, June 8th, Noon---Lela’s
5601 W 78th S 5601 W 78th, Sheraton Hotel (former L’Hotel Sofitel) Bloomington 
Fabulous chef, Stewart Woodman, of the late, lamented Heidi’s is proving that creative food in a stylish setting does happen in a hotel restaurant. Many menu options (http://media.wix.com/ugd/309548_48d17d634bca4e07819280440a7cb535.pdf), but be sure to consider his 3-course luncheon for $15. Voted “Best Suburban Eats” on City Pages’ 2017 list. 
RSVP by Tuesday, June 6th to Carol.Schaub@comcast.net  
Directions: Hwy. 100 South to Industrial Blvd. exit. Continue straight ahead on frontage road to 78th Street. Turn RIGHT (W) to hotel.

 

COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, June 14th, 9:45AM Departure—Café Latte

850 Grand Ave., St. Paul

Come treat yourself to Grand Avenue’s Cafe Latte! Enjoy their lovely breakfast and bake goodies. Take home beautiful desserts, soups, salads and sandwiches for later in the day. We can do a little window shopping later.

A car pool will leave Edina at 9:45AM, or meet us there at 10:00AM.

RSVP by Monday, June 12th to AnnB@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions: Hwy. 100 North to Hwy. 394 East to Hwy.94 East. Exit at Lexington Pkwy. Turn RIGHT (S) to Grand Ave., turn LEFT (E) to restaurant.

 

GARDEN TOUR:  Monday, June 19th, 9:30 Departure —Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318  

Free Third Mondays of the month, all day  

The Arboretum’s beautiful gardens and plant collections, nature-inspired exhibits, innovative learning and events make it a valued community resource and top attraction.  Following our visit of the gardens, we will lunch at the Arboretum Cafe located on Oswald Visitor Center, second floor (entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads; fresh bakery).

A carpool will leave South Minneapolis at 9:30AM or meet at the Center at 10:00. Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive.  

RSVP by on Saturday, June 17th to BarbaraD@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

LADIES NIGHT OUT: Wednesday, June 21st, 5:00PM—Fun Times at the Legion Club

Richfield American Legion, 6501 Portland Ave., Richfield   612-866-3647

This place is a hoot! Meet us for an unforgettable evening of food, cheap drinks and entertainment: Happy Hour (5-6PM), Dinner and the Meat Raffle (5-7PM) and Music (5-?PM). Show up anytime between 5-7PM to partake in any or all of the above (no membership or fees required).

The meat raffle: a quintessential Minnesotan bar tradition that plays out every night of the week in one working-class neighborhood’s watering hole or another. Though its origins are unknown, its existence is as homegrown as tater tot hot dish. Once only found in rural areas, they are now happening all over the metro area, from dive bars to hipster haunts. Buy a ticket for a dollar — the proceeds go to charity — and get a chance to win a shrink-wrapped package of raw, pink flesh. Dinner menu at: http://www.mnlegion435.org/files/BAR_MENU_03_02_15.jpg

RSVP by Monday, June 19th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions: Hwy. 62 East to Portland Ave. exit. Turn RIGHT (S) to Legion on left.

 

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, June 27, 3:45PM—Macy’s Lakeshore Grill 

Macy’s Southdale—Lower Level—enter near Ruby Tuesday’s

Book:  My Stroke of Insight by Jill Taylor

“On the morning of December 10, 1996, Taylor, a brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke. She observed her own mind completely deteriorate. Now she shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.”

Meet us in the quiet, back corner at the big round table.  Great Happy Hour food and drink options, plus superb regular menu.  We discuss first and eat later.  Please join us even if you haven’t read the book.

RSVP by Sunday, June 25 to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

 EDINA EVENINGS: Thursday, June 29th, 5:00PM—Farmer’s Mkt. & Lou Nanne’s Happy Hour

7651 France Ave., Edina   (952) 658-7800

The Centennial Lakes Farmer’s Market will resume operation on Thursday June 15th– September 28th. Surprisingly few people are aware of this hidden gem—about 25 vendors of fruits & veggies, cheese, breads & pastries, pork products & grilled brats, honey, etc.—along the lakeshore. The market is open from 3-7PM. Shop before or after we gather at 5PM on Lou Nanne’s patio. HH prices run until 6PM—we’ll stick around until at least 7PM. Meet in the main DR if there’s rain.

RSVP by Tuesday, June 27th to PattiK@TheWanderresMSP.org

Directions: The park/shopping center has upper and lower level parking. Park underneath to easily access the market. Walk along the lake to the south to reach Lou Nanne’s patio. Or, if you’re skipping the market, park in Lou Nanne’s lot facing France Ave.

COMING UP

TRIP TO NEW ULM: Is anyone interested in an August day trip or overnight to New Ulm–possibly a Friday?  We’d tour the August Schell Brewery, the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the nation.  They have gorgeous gardens with peacocks strutting about, arbors, roses, annual and perennial beds.  Plus, New Ulm has fun restaurants, lots of cute shops to wander thru and of course we can’t forget about the Hermann the German monument.

Please contact BarbaraD@TheWanderersMSP.org with your preference by June 2nd at FlowerLady58@hotmail.com or 612-709-3577. 

 

NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK:  Monday, July 17th, 7:00 PM – Lunds & Byerly’s Mez
France Ave. at Hazelton Road, Edina
Delicious by Ruth Reichl
Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. When Delicious! is abruptly shut down Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills. To her surprise, the lonely job becomes the portal to a miraculous discovery. In a hidden room in the magazine’s library, she finds a cache of World War II era letters by Lulu Swan, a plucky twelve-year-old, to the legendary chef James Beard. Lulu’s letters provide Billie with a richer understanding of history, and a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires Billie to comes to terms with her fears, her big sister and her ability to open her heart to love.

 

BOOKS & BOOZE: August 2017

Accidental Empress:  A Novel by Allison Pataki

The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth (“Sisi”), Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma: she has inadvertently fallen for and won the heart of her sister’s groom. Franz Joseph reneges on his earlier proposal and declares his intention to marry Sisi instead. Thrust onto the throne of Europe’s most treacherous imperial court, Sisi upsets political and familial loyalties in her quest to win, and keep, the love of her emperor, her people, and of the world.

 

ABOUT US

Perennials Free for the Digging:

I’m thinning out Ferns, Phlox, Raspberries, Orange Day Lilies, Perennial Geraniums, May Apples, Violets, Yellow Sedum Ground Cover, Oregano, Lily of the Valley, and more. Call 952-920-4042 or email Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org to arrange a time.

June 2017 Newsletter

 

A note from our President…..

If these cold, rainy days are getting you down, come out and have some fun with The Wanderers. I’m counting on lots of sunshine in June. We have lots of great times planned all month. Don’t miss it!

Lunch Bunch—meet at stylish Lela’s

Coffee Break—travel to Grand Avenue’s Café Latte

Garden Tour—enjoy a free day at the Arboretum

Ladies Night Out—bet on the Meat Raffle the Richfield American Legion

Books & Booze—discuss “My Stoke of Insight”

Edina Evenings—shop the Farmer’s Market, then meet us for Happy Hour at Lou Nanne’s

Come check us out!

Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES
LUNCH BUNCH: Thursday, June 8th, Noon---Lela’s

5601 W 78th S 5601 W 78th, Sheraton Hotel (former L’Hotel Sofitel) Bloomington 

Fabulous chef, Stewart Woodman, of the late, lamented Heidi’s is proving that creative food in a stylish setting does happen in a hotel restaurant. Many menu options (http://media.wix.com/ugd/309548_48d17d634bca4e07819280440a7cb535.pdf), but be sure to consider his 3-course luncheon for $15. Voted “Best Suburban Eats” on City Pages’ 2017 list. 

RSVP by Tuesday, June 6th to Carol.Schaub@comcast.net  

Directions: Hwy. 100 South to Industrial Blvd. exit. Continue straight ahead on frontage road to 78th Street. Turn RIGHT (W) to hotel.

COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, June 14th, 9:45AM Departure—Café Latte

850 Grand Ave., St. Paul

Come treat yourself to Grand Avenue’s Cafe Latte! Enjoy their lovely breakfast and bake goodies. Take home beautiful desserts, soups, salads and sandwiches for later in the day. We can do a little window shopping later.

A car pool will leave Edina at 9:45AM, or meet us there at 10:00AM.

RSVP by Monday, June 12th to AnnB@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions: Hwy. 100 North to Hwy. 394 East to Hwy.94 East. Exit at Lexington Pkwy. Turn RIGHT (S) to Grand Ave., turn LEFT (E) to restaurant.

 

GARDEN TOUR:  Monday, June 19th, 9:30 Departure —Minnesota Landscape Arboretum             3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318  

Free Third Mondays of the month, all day  

The Arboretum’s beautiful gardens and plant collections, nature-inspired exhibits, innovative learning and events make it a valued community resource and top attraction.  Following our visit of the gardens, we will lunch at the Arboretum Cafe located on Oswald Visitor Center, second floor (entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads; fresh bakery).

A carpool will leave South Minneapolis at 9:30AM or meet at the Center at 10:00. Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive.  

RSVP by on Saturday, June 17th to BarbaraD@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

LADIES NIGHT OUT: Wednesday, June 21st, 5:00PM—Fun Times at the Legion Club

Richfield American Legion, 6501 Portland Ave., Richfield   612-866-3647

This place is a hoot! Meet us for an unforgettable evening of food, cheap drinks and entertainment: Happy Hour (5-6PM), Dinner and the Meat Raffle (5-7PM) and Music (5-?PM). Show up anytime between 5-7PM to partake in any or all of the above (no membership or fees required).

The meat raffle: a quintessential Minnesotan bar tradition that plays out every night of the week in one working-class neighborhood’s watering hole or another. Though its origins are unknown, its existence is as homegrown as tater tot hot dish. Once only found in rural areas, they are now happening all over the metro area, from dive bars to hipster haunts. Buy a ticket for a dollar — the proceeds go to charity — and get a chance to win a shrink-wrapped package of raw, pink flesh. Dinner menu at: http://www.mnlegion435.org/files/BAR_MENU_03_02_15.jpg

RSVP by Monday, June 19th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions: Hwy. 62 East to Portland Ave. exit. Turn RIGHT (S) to Legion on left.

  

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, June 27, 3:45PM—Macy’s Lakeshore Grill 

Macy’s Southdale—Lower Level—enter near Ruby Tuesday’s

Book:  My Stroke of Insight by Jill Taylor

“On the morning of December 10, 1996, Taylor, a brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke. She observed her own mind completely deteriorate. Now she shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.”

Meet us in the quiet, back corner at the big round table.  Great Happy Hour food and drink options, plus superb regular menu.  We discuss first and eat later.  Please join us even if you haven’t read the book.

RSVP by Sunday, June 25 to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

EDINA EVENINGS: Thursday, June 29th, 5:00PM—Farmer’s Mkt. & Lou Nanne’s Happy Hour

7651 France Ave., Edina   (952) 658-7800

The Centennial Lakes Farmer’s Market will resume operation on Thursday June 15th– September 28th. Surprisingly few people are aware of this hidden gem—about 25 vendors of fruits & veggies, cheese, breads & pastries, pork products & grilled brats, honey, etc.—along the lakeshore. The market is open from 3-7PM. Shop before or after we gather at 5PM on Lou Nanne’s patio. Happy Hour prices run until 6PM—we’ll stick around until at least 7PM. Meet in the main DR if there’s rain.

RSVP by Tuesday, June 27th to PattiK@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions: The park/shopping center has upper and lower level parking. Park underneath to easily access the market. Walk along the lake to the south to reach Lou Nanne’s patio. Or, if you’re skipping the market, park in Lou Nanne’s lot facing France Ave.

 

WALKING CLUB: 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 as your legs allow. Be on time–we’ll start walking promptly!  If it rains – we meet at Southdale outside the Hennepin Country Service Center.

No need to RSVP – just come.

 

COMING UP

TRIP TO NEW ULM: Is anyone interested in an August day trip or overnight to New Ulm–possibly a Friday?  We’d tour the August Schell Brewery, the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the nation.  They have gorgeous gardens with peacocks strutting about, arbors, roses, annual and perennial beds.  Plus, New Ulm has fun restaurants, lots of cute shops to wander thru and of course we can’t forget about the Hermann the German monument.

Please contact BarbaraD@TheWanderersMSP.org with your preference by June 2nd 

 

NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK:  Monday, July 17th, 7:00 PM – Lunds & Byerly’s Mez
France Ave. at Hazelton Road, Edina
Delicious by Ruth Reichl
Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. When Delicious! is abruptly shut down Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills. To her surprise, the lonely job becomes the portal to a miraculous discovery. In a hidden room in the magazine’s library, she finds a cache of World War II era letters by Lulu Swan, a plucky twelve-year-old, to the legendary chef James Beard. Lulu’s letters provide Billie with a richer understanding of history, and a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires Billie to comes to terms with her fears, her big sister and her ability to open her heart to love.

 

BOOKS & BOOZE: August 2017

Accidental Empress:  A Novel by Allison Pataki

The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth (“Sisi”), Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma: she has inadvertently fallen for and won the heart of her sister’s groom. Franz Joseph reneges on his earlier proposal and declares his intention to marry Sisi instead. Thrust onto the throne of Europe’s most treacherous imperial court, Sisi upsets political and familial loyalties in her quest to win, and keep, the love of her emperor, her people, and of the world.

ABOUT US

Perennials Free for the Digging:

I’m thinning out Ferns, Phlox, Raspberries, Orange Day Lilies, Perennial Geraniums, May Apples, Violets, Yellow Sedum Ground Cover, Oregano, Lily of the Valley, and more. Call 952-920-4042 or email Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org to arrange a time.

May 2017 Newsletter

A note from our President…..

The buds are popping. We just need a little heat and sun. Then everything’s going to really take off. Take off with us this month as we explore fun venues and make new friends.

Games People Play: fun and games at Elaine’s

Coffee Break—meet us at Patrick’s at Bachman’s for goodies and gab

Night-Time Book Talk—discuss “Under the Banner of Heaven”

Garden Tour—explores Caponi Art park

Lunch Bunch—visits Surly’s new brewery and restaurant

Ladies Night Out—test your trivia knowledge at Braemar’s Tin Fish

            Hope to see you soon!

Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Thursday, May 4th, 7:00PM—at the home of Elaine Krantz

9700 Portland Ave., Bloomington             

There’ll be lots of fun and laughs. Please bring a snack or beverage to share.

RSVP by Monday, May 1st to Elaine@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions:  #494 east to Portland Ave. exit.  Turn RIGHT (S) and follow to 98thStreet. Complex is on your RIGHT at NW corner of 98th/Portland.

 

COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, May 10th, 10:00AM––Patrick’s Bakery (at Bachman’s)

6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. 612-861-7600

Join us for coffee and delightful French treats among all the beautiful plants. If you’re still planning your yard and pots, bring your Bachman’s membership card and shop after a delicious breakfast. They also have a fun selection of summer clothing, house accessories, and decorating ideas! Check out all patio furniture, grilling equipment and too!s–get ahead for Father’s Day!

RSVP by Monday, May 8th to Ann@TheWanderersMPS.org

Directions: Hwy. 62 EAST to Lyndale. Turn LEFT (N) to store

 

NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, May 15th, 7:00PM—Lunds & Byely’s Mezz

France Ave. at Hazelton Road, Edina

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of an appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith.

Beverages at Happy Hour prices are available until 7:00PM.  Feel free to bring food or snacks up from the store. Weather permitting we’ll be out on the deck.

RSVP by Saturday, May 13th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

GARDEN TOUR: Thursday, May 18th, 10:30 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, and the rock walls and shaped hills are the sculpture into which conventional works are integrated.  Afterwards, we will have lunch at The Mason Jar (1565 Cliff Rd)  http://www.themasonjar.us/ .

A carpool will leave S. Mpls. at 10:30AM or meet at the Park at 11:AM.  Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive.  

RSVP by Tuesday, May, 16th to Barbara@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

LUNCH BUNCH: Wednesday, May 24th, 11:00AM Departure—Surly Brewery

20 Malcolm Ave. SE, Mpls.

Surly’s was in the news frequently as they worked to get MN law changed to allow onsite beer sales at breweries—sparking a plethora of micro-breweries in MN. OH, THEY HAVE GOOD FOOD, TOO! No reservations taken, so hopefully a weekday won’t require a long wait. Check out their website if you interested in taking a tour while you are there.

A carpool will leave Edina at 11:00AM.  Email Sally@TheWanderersMSP if you wish to join.  Otherwise meet us at the restaurant at 11:30AM.

RSVP by Monday, May 22nd to Carol at Carol.Schaub@comcast.net 

Directions: Hwy. 62 East to 35W North to 94 East. Exit at Huron Blvd. Turn RIGHT onto University Ave. Turn LEFT onto Malcom Ave. SE
 

LADIES NIGHT OUT: Tuesday, May 30th , 6:00PM—Trivia at Braemar’s Tin Fish

6364 John Harris Dr., Edina   952-941-5573

Come join our Trivia Mafia team for some fun. Meet us for dinner or just come for the six rounds of trivia from 7-8:30PM. Happy Hour runs from 4-6:00PM. There is no cost to play. Definitely no Mensa card required. Prizes, including food coupons, movie passes and more, will be awarded
 to the Top 3 teams and the halftime leader. Beer and wine are available. Take advantage of the Tuesday special for two—Appetizer, entrée to share, side, dessert and carafe of wine for $35 or order from the regular menu. http://www.tinfishmn.com/menu1.html

RSVP by Saturday, May 27th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions: Hwy. 100 to West 70th St. exit. Turn RIGHT (W). Turn LEFT (S) at Cahill Road, and RIGHT (W) onto Dewey Hill Road. Dewey Hill becomes Braemar Blvd. Turn LEFT onto John Harris. Keep RIGHT at the fork. Tin Fish is in the Clubhouse on the hill overlooking parking lot.

 

WALKING CLUB: 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 outside the Hennepin Country Service Center.

No need to RSVP – just come.

 

ABOUT US

 Reading Ahead:                                                                                          

BOOKS & BOOZE: June—-Date TBD

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Taylor

On the morning of December 10, 1996, Taylor, a brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke. She observed her own mind completely deteriorate. Now she shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.              

NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: 2017-2018 Calendar

July – Delicious-Ruth Reichl

September – Skintight-Carl Hiaasen

November – Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League-Jonathan Odell

January- Orphan Train-Christina Bakersfield

March – The Hypnotists Love Story- Lianne Moriarity

May – Everything You Want Me to Be–Mindy Mejia           

April 2017 Newsletter

A note from our President…..

Wow—what happened to our early spring? Looking forward to another warm-up soon. A girl can hope that spring’s really on the way. Whatever the weather, come enjoy some time with The Wanderers this month.

Lunch Bunch—hot foot it to Hot Plate with us

Coffee Break—enjoy breakfast or just coffee at Peoples Organic

Books and Booze—discuss “Love, Anthony” at Macy’s

Garden Tours—visit the fragrant MIA for Art in Bloom

See you there!   Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

LUNCH BUNCH: Monday, April 3rd, 11:00 Departure—Hot Plate

5204 Bloomington Ave S., Mpls.       612-824-4794

This little diner doesn’t look like much from the street, but it serves consistently good food and a whole lot of Kitsch – think paint by number! Fairly traditional diner fare – like corned beef hash and eggs benedict with a few wild cards, like huevos rancheros or smoked trout scramble, thrown in for good measure.

A carpool will leave Edina at 11:00AM. Email Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org indicating if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive. Otherwise meet us at the restaurant at 11:30AM.

RSVP by Friday, March 31 to Carol.Schaub@comcast.net 

Directions: Crosstown Hay. 62 East to Cedar Ave. North. Follow to 52nd Street. Turn LEFT (West) to Bloomington Ave.

 

COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, April 12th, 10:00AM—Peoples Organic

Galleria, Edina

They have good breakfast menu and gluten free too. http://www.peoplesorganic.com/galleria-edina

RSVP by Tuesday, April 11th to Ann@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, April 25th, 3:45PM—Macy’s Lakeshore Grill

Southdale Center Lower Level

Book: Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice, offers a unique perspective in fiction—the extraordinary voice of Anthony, a nonverbal boy with autism. Anthony reveals a neurologically plausible peek inside the mind of autism, why he hates pronouns, loves swinging and the number three, how he experiences routine, joy, and love. In this powerfully unforgettable story, Anthony teaches two women about the power of friendship and helps them to discover the universal truths that connect us all.

Meet us in the quiet, back corner at the big round table. Great Happy Hour food and drink options, plus superb regular menu. We discuss first and eat later. Please join us even if you haven’t read the book.

RSVP by Sunday, April 23rd to Anne@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

GARDEN TOUR:  Thursday, April 27th, 10:30AM Departure —Art In Bloom MIA

240 3rd Ave. S., Mpls.

Come join us at Art in Bloom, one of the most popular events at the MIA.  Over 125 florists design arrangements to compliment artwork in the permanent collection.  There is a public tour of the floral arrangements at 11:15  The flowers are beautiful and the fragrance is lovely. If time permits, there is also a wonderful gift shop to browse.  We’ll do lunch at Harriet’s Inn, 4000 Lyndale Ave S. https://www.harrietsinn.com/

A carpool will leave S. Mpls. at 10:30AM or meet us at the MIA at 11:0AM. Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive. 

RSVP by Tuesday, April 25th to Barbara@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions to MIA:  Parking can be a challenge, so allow plenty of time. Street and ramp parking available.  Hwy. 62E to 35WN to 31st /Lake Street exit.  Turn LEFT on 31st and proceed to 1st Ave.  Turn RIGHT to 24th Street.  Turn RIGHT on 24th to 3rd Ave.  Turn RIGHT onto 3rd Ave. to paid parking.

 Reading Ahead:

NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, May 15, 7:00PM

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief

BOOKS & BOOZE: June—-Date TBD

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Taylor

On the morning of December 10, 1996, Taylor, a brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke. She observed her own mind completely deteriorate. Now she shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.

March 2017 Newsletter

A note from our President…..

We’re over the hump and on our way to spring! I hope we won’t be punished later for this great weather we’ve been having. Regardless, don’t let the last weeks of winter keep you inside. Come along with us for all the fun.

Coffee Break—meet us at the Edina Grill for breakfast or a mug of something warm

Games People Play—join us for fun and games at Elaine’s

Night-Time Book Talk—discusses The Shipping News

Explorerstours the State Capital followed by lunch at the Happy Gnome

Luncheon—let’s try again to head to Nona Rosa’s for great Italian

Walking Club—meet at Southdale for an hour of exercise

            See you there!  

Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

ACTIVITIES

COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, March 8th, 10:00AM—Edina Grill

5028 France Ave. S.

This is a great meeting/eating place anytime of day. Their breakfast menu is interesting and so good. Come hungry.

RSVP by Monday, March 6th to Ann@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

LUNCH BUNCH: Friday, March 10th, 11:30 Departure—Nona Rosa’s Ristorante

4168 West Broadway, Robbinsdale

A family owned, warm and homey Italian restaurant. Their authentic food is inspired by the owners/chefs growing up in their Italian grandmothers’ homes.  Located in the heart of Robbinsdale’s historic district.

A carpool will leave Sally’s (4501 Claremore Ct.) at 11:30AM. Email her at SallyEbnet@yahoo.com if you wish to join and/or willing to drive.  Otherwise, meet us at the restaurant at noon.

RSVP by Wednesday, March 8th to CarolSchaub@comcast.net

Directions: Hwy 100 N. to 42 Ave. Turn RIGHT (E) to Broadway, turn RIGHT (S). Restaurant is on east side of Broadway.

 

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Tuesday, March 14th, 7:00PM—at the home of a member

There’ll be lots of fun and laughs. Please bring a snack or beverage to share.

RSVP by Saturday, March 11th to Elaine@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions: #494 east to Portland Ave. exit. Turn RIGHT (S) and follow to 98th Street. Complex is on your RIGHT at NW corner of 98th/Portland.

 

NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, March 20th, 7:00PM—Byerly’s Mezz

Lunds and Byerly’s, France/Hazelton Rd.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair…features as bunched as kissed fingertips,” is wrenched out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle’s Point, in a house empty but for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives.”

Beverages at Happy Hour prices are available until 7:00PM.  Feel free to bring food or snacks up from the store.

RSVP by Saturday, March18th to Sara5217@aol.com

 

EXPLORERS: Thursday, March 23rd, 10:15AM Departure—Capital Tour and Lunch at Happy Gnome

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, St. Paul           498 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul

Our 11:00AM tour will last 45 minutes. The tours are free but a $5.00 free will donation per person is suggested.  After the tour we will go to lunch at The Happy Gnome.

A car pool will leave S. Mpls. at 10:15AM or meet us at the Capital at 10:45AM, or the restaurant at Noon. Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive. 

RSVP by Tuesday, March 21st to Barbara@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

 WALKING CLUB: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30AM—Southdale Center

Need motivation to get out, move, and beat that cabin fever? Join us for an hour (3 laps) of walking inside Southdale–or as much as your schedule and legs allow. Gather at the new Hennepin County Service Center (moved from the library) which is located on the East side of Southdale. Use the center’s main entrance between the Penny’s and Herberger’s entrances on the lower level. Be on time–we’ll start walking promptly!    

 

 COMING UP

 AFTERNOON ON THE TOWN: Wednesday, April 19, 10:30AM Departure—Lunch and A Play

Eli’s—1225 Hennepin                 The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St., 612-813-5300

Let’s start our fun at Eli’s restaurant. Classy yet casual, classic yet fresh, Eli’s has outstanding food in a warm, friendly atmosphere.  The ambiance takes one back to the 1950’s and the prices won’t break the bank! This one was voted as a favorite by some of our members.  Menu at http://elisfoodandcocktails.com.

After lunch – we will head to The Woman’s Club for the 1:00PM performance of “Unsung”

Some people will do anything to be famous!  This rousing, touching and funny musical centers around a trio of immensely gifted but unheralded female back up singers who become the heart and soul behind the greatest hits of the 60’s and 70’s.  Enjoy a glimpse beyond the glare of the spotlight in this original story of love, friendship, and inspiration.  Featuring the music of Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Elton John, John Denver, Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, Jackson Browne and more.

A carpool will leave Edina at 10:30AM, or meet us at Eli’s at 11:00AM, or the theater at 12:45PM.

Theater tickets are $20.  Your check must be received no later than Monday, April 10 – by mail or drop off. Contact Anne@TheWanderersMSP.org for instructions.

 

BOOKS & BOOZE: April Date TBA: Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Olivia Donatelli’s dream of a “normal” life was shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Understanding the world from his perspective felt bewildering. And just as Olivia began to realize that happiness and autism could coexist, Anthony died.

February 2017 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

February is the time for love—and who deserves it more than ourselves? So, love the one you’re with 24/7! Indulge, comfort, educate, and celebrate her this month—The Wanderers are here to help. Come check out this month’s activities:

Coffee Break—warm up at the Taste of Scandinavia

Books & Booze—meet us for happy hour at Macy’s

Lunch Bunch—enjoy some Italian comfort food at Nona Rosa’s

See you there!

Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, February 8th, 9:30AM—Taste of Scandinavia

401 W. 98th Street—Oxboro Center—former Byerly’s store

Taste of Scandinavia is bright open cheery morning place with very good bakery and breakfast menu.

A carpool will leave Edina at 9:30AM or meet us there at 10:00.

RSVP by Sunday, February 5th to Ann@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions: 494E to 35W south to 98th Street exit. Turn left onto 98th St (E) to Oxboro Center. 

 

LUNCH BUNCH: Friday, February 24th, 11:30 Departure—Nona Rosa’s Ristorante

4168 West Broadway, Robbinsdale

Family owned, warm and homey Italian restaurant — authentic food is inspired by the owners/chefs growing up in their Italian grandmother’s homes.  Located in the heart of Robbinsdale’s historic district.

A carpool will leave Edina at 11:30AM. Otherwise, meet us at the restaurant at noon.

RSVP by Wednesday, February 22nd to carol.schaub@comcast.net 

Directions: Hwy 100 north to 42 Ave, east to Broadway, turn right. Restaurant is on east side of Broadway.

 

 

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, February 28th, 3:45PM—Macy’s Lakeshore Grill

Southdale Center Lower Level

Book:  Gertruda’s Oath by Ram Oren

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, traveled to France, leaving Michael in the care of his mother and Gertruda Bablinska, the family’s devoted Catholic nanny. When Michael’s mother had a stroke, Gertruda promised the dying woman that she would make her way to Palestine and raise him as her own son.

Meet us in the back corner at the big round table for Happy Hour. We discuss first and eat later. Please join us even if you haven’t read the book.

RSVP by Sunday, February 26th to Barbara@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

BOOKS & BOOZE: April Date TBA: Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Olivia Donatelli’s dream of a “normal” life shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Understanding the world from his perspective felt bewildering. And just as Olivia began to realize that happiness and autism could coexist, Anthony died.

 

WALKING CLUB: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30AM—Southdale Center

Need motivation to get out, move, and beat that cabin fever? Join us for an hour (3 laps) of walking inside Southdale–or as much as your schedule and legs allow. Gather at the new Hennepin County Service Center (moved from the library) which is located on the East side of Southdale, between the Penny’s and Herberger’s entrances on the lower level–below the bus terminal. Be on time–we’ll start walking promptly!   

 

NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, March 20th, 7:00PM—Byerly’s Mezz

Lunds and Byerly’s, France/Hazelton Rd.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family.

“Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair…features as bunched as kissed fingertips,” is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle’s Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives.”

Beverages at Happy Hour prices are available until 7:00PM. Feel free to bring food or snacks up from the store.

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January 2017 Newsletter

 

 

A Note from our President –

Join us as we ring in another great year of fun and welcoming women to our great group. You’re welcome to attend several activities prior to joining.

Check out our new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wanderersmsp/

In the meantime, have a Happy New Year!

Coffee Break—join us at Wuollet’s

Garden Tour—get warm at the Como Conservatory

Night-Time Book Talk—discuss “A Man called Ove”

Games People Play—have some laughs at Elaine’s

Lunch Bunch—meet us at Pattaya—a new Thai spot

Walking Club—make this your new year’s resolution

Sally@TheWanderrsMSP.org

 

ACTIVITIES

COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, January 11th, 10:00AM—Wuollet Bakery

3608 West 50th

Enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea with one of Wuollet’s beautiful pastries.

RSVP by Monday, January 9th to Brenda@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

GARDEN TOUR: Thursday, January 12th, 11:00AM Departure— Muffeletta & Como Conservatory

2260 Como Ave. and 1225 Estabrook Dr., Saint Paul  

We’ll have lunch first at Muffeletta, offering simply & perfectly prepared scratch cooking (muffuletta.com).  After lunch, we’ll visit the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park, where we’ll  enjoy the exotic plants and beautiful displays in their various gardens.  If you don’t join us for lunch, we will meet at the front desk at 1:00 p.m.

Car pool will leave S. Mpls. at 11:00AM or meet us at the restaurant at 11:30. Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive. 

RSVP by Tuesday, January 10th to Barbara@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, January 16th, 7:00PM—Byerly’s Mez

Byerly’s at France and Hazelton

Bring book ideas for our March meeting. Beverages are available on mez level.  Take-out food and snacks can be brought up from the grocery store.

“A Man Called Ove”, Backman      Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon; the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him ‘the bitter neighbor from hell’. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

RSVP by Saturday, January 14th to  Sara5217@aol.com 

 

LUNCH BUNCH: Wednesday, January 25th—11:30 Departure—Pattaya Thai Restaurant

11056 Cedar Lake Road, Minnetonka, 952-595-5713

Let’s try this new restaurant offering authentic Thai food that the owner/chef perfected while living and working in Thailand.

A carpool will leave Edina at 11:30am.  Email Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org if you wish to join.  Otherwise meet us at the restaurant at noon.

RSVP by Monday, January 23rd to Carol.Schaub@comcast.net 

Directions:  Hwy 169 north, exit right onto Cedar Lake Road. Turn left (west) at top of exit. Restaurant is less than a mile on right in strip mall before you reach Hopkins Crossroads. 

 

 

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Tuesday, January 31st, 7:00PM—at the home of a member

There’ll be lots of fun and laughs. Please bring a snack or beverage to share.

RSVP by Saturday, January 28th to Elaine@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

WALKING CLUB: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30AM—Southdale Center

Need motivation to get out, move, and keep off those holiday pounds? Join us for an hour (3 laps) of walking inside Southdale–or as much as your schedule and legs allow. Gather at the new Hennepin County Service Center (moved from the library) which is located on the East side of Southdale, between the Penny’s and Herberger’s entrances on the lower level–below the bus terminal. Be on time–we’ll start walking promptly!

 

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, February 28th, 3:45PM—Macy’s Lakeshore Grill, Southdale Center

Book: Gertruda’s Oath by Ram Oren

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, traveled to France, leaving Michael in the care of his mother and Gertruda Bablinska, the family’s devoted Catholic nanny. When Michael’s mother had a stroke, Gertruda promised the dying woman that she would make her way to Palestine and raise him as her own son.

RSVP by Sunday, February 26th to Barbara@TheWanderersMSP.org 

December 2016 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

            Things are starting to move into high gear with the countdown to Hanukkah and Christmas underway.

So, my annual gift to you is this advice: Let go of just a little this year, and take more time for you! If only I can follow my own advice! Join us at all, or some of the wonderful activities we’ve planned—they’re guaranteed to relieve a little stress, put you in the holiday spirit and help you touch base with busy old and new friends.

Holiday Luncheon—meet us at Ike’s for this festive gathering

Coffee Break—come gather ‘round the tree at Sally’s

Books & Booze teetotalers and non-readers are always welcome

See you there!

            Sally      

ACTIVITIES

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: Saturday, December 10th, 11:30AM—Ike’s Food and Cocktails

4400 West 78th Street     952-831-4537

Come celebrate the holidays with us and experience the new Ike’s in Bloomington. We’ll order from a special menu of delicious crisp salads, brunch options and dessert. We’ll each receive a separate check for whatever food and beverages ordered.

RSVP by Wednesday, December 7th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions: France Ave. South to Minnesota Drive. Turn RIGHT (W). Turn LEFT (S) at Johnson Street and RIGHT (W) at West 78th Street. Ike’s is in the Rasmussen College building with “kites” over entry.

 

COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, December 14th, 10:00AM—at the home of a member

‘tis the season! Please bring a favorite holiday pastry or sweet to share.

RSVP by Sunday, December 11th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, December 27th, 3:45PM—Macy’s Lakeshore Grill

Southdale Center (952) 924-6727

Book:  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Macy’s is such a great venue – we are going back!  Great food, snacks and a round table too.  Since 1905 Macy’s has been feeding the shopping population.  This is a great place to find regional favorites and outstanding traditional classics.   Proudly presenting a great casual cuisine, the Lakeshore Grill is where you can actually hear people talking to one another – no loud music!  Fabulous appetizers, wine and beer from $3 – $5.   Just come even if you have not read this great book.

RSVP by Sunday, December 25th to Anne@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

 COMING UP

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NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, January 16th, 7:00PM—Byerly’s Mez

Lunds and Byerly’s—France at Hazleton

Bring book ideas for our March meeting. Beverages available on mez level. Food or snacks can be brought up from the grocery store.

“A Man Called Ove”, Backman   (Reserve Early—there’s a wait—movie just released)

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon; the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him ‘the bitter neighbor from hell’. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

RSVP by Saturday, January 14th to Sara Kloepper at Sara5217@aol.com or 612-462-2649

 

BOOKS & BOOZE FOR FEBRUARY: Tuesday, February 28thGertrude’s Oath by Ram Oren

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, traveled to France, leaving Michael in the care of his mother and Gertruda Bablinska, the family’s devoted Catholic nanny. When Michael’s mother had a stroke, Gertruda promised the dying woman that she would make her way to Palestine and raise him as her own son.

November 2016 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

The colors are at their peak this week. After all these glorious warm and sunny days, it’s hard to believe winter is right around the corner! Always sad to see summer and fall come to an abrupt end. So, get out of the house this month for some fun with The Wanderers!

Ladies Night Out—25th Annual Putnam County spelling Bee at EHS

Coffee Break—join us at The Good Earth

Night-Time Book Talk—discusses “The Wives of Los Alamos”

Lunch Bunch—meet the gang at Rojo at the West End

Games People Play—there’ll be fun and laugh’s at Elaine’s condo

See you there!        Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

LADIES NIGHT OUT: Thursday, November 3rd, 6:30PM—The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Edina High School Fick Auditorium

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

We will meet in the lobby at 6:30PM for the 7:00PM show.

Free to the first 5 to RSVP. General Admission $10, Seniors $6, Free with EHS Events Card. Reserved $15 at https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/webstore.html?domain=edina&date=2015-11-05&event=.

The EHS Events Card offers free admission for ages 55+ to most EHS sports and fine arts performances. It can be ordered at http://edinaschools.org/Page/290

RSVP by Monday, October 31st to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

LUNCH BUNCH: Saturday, November 5th, 11:30 Departure—Rojo Mexican Grill

1602 West End Blvd., St Louis Park.

Tweaking” Mexican food with an American twist makes for a great selection of options. Hot or mild – your choice. I love their sort of sweet rice with corn and their fish tacos.

A carpool will leave Edina at 11:30am.  Email Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org if you wish to join.   Otherwise meet us at the restaurant at noon.

RSVP by Thursday, November 3nd to Carol.Schaub@comcast.net 

Directions:  Hwy 100 north, exit right onto Cedar Lake Road. At first stoplight continue going north – street becomes Park Place Blvd, turn RIGHT onto 16th Street. Turn RIGHT onto West End Blvd. Drive past the restaurant to access the underground heated parking.

 

 

COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, November 9th, 10:00AM—The Good Earth

The Galleria—70th and France

The election will finally be over! There’ll be plenty to talk about over breakfast—or just coffee or tea.

RSVP by Monday, November 7th to Brenda@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

 

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Thursday, November 17th, 7:00PM—at the home of a member

There’ll be lots of fun to be had. Please bring a snack, dessert or bottle of wine to share.

RSVP and indicate what you’ll be bringing by Tuesday, November 15th to Elaine@TheWanderersMSP.org

Directions: #494 east to Portland Ave. exit. Turn RIGHT (S) and follow to 98th Street. Complex is on your RIGHT at NW corner of 98th/Portland.

 

 

NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, November 21st, 7:00PM—Byerly’s Mezzanine

Hazelton and France Ave.

“The Wives of Los Alamos”, Nesbit (Currently No wait at HCLIB.org)

This novel sheds light onto one of the strangest and most monumental research projects in modern history. It’s a testament to a remarkable group of women who carved out a life for themselves, in spite of the chaos of the war and the shroud of intense secrecy. Beverages are available on the mez level. Purchase snacks in the grocery store. Please come even if you haven’t read the book!

RSVP by Saturday, November 19th  at Sara5217@aol.com 

 

COMING UP

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 BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, December 27thBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.

 

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON—Saturday, December 10th, 11:30AM—further details in December newsletter

October 2016 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

Wow, these chilly nights mean summer’s really winding down. Get out and take advantage of these last warmer days before it really feels like Fall. I’m not ready for summer to end. Come along with us and enjoy our Minnesota autumn, along with all the “colorful” and fun activities we have planned

Coffee Break—you won’t feel guilty eating “healthy” treats and breakfasts at French Meadow Bakery

Garden Tour—don’t let the scarecrows scare you at Emma Krumbee’s orchard

Lunch Bunch—zen out on Japanese fusion at Nakamori

Books & Booze—discuss “1000 White Women” at Macy’s

Hope to see you there!         Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

OCTOBER ACTIVITIES

COFFEE BREAK:  Wednesday, October 12th at 10:00AM—French Meadow Bakery & Cafe 

2610 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, (612) 870-7855

Come join us for a hot beverage and maybe a late breakfast. To view their menu and for directions go to frenchmeadowcafe.com

RSVP by Monday, October 10th to Brenda@TheWanerersMSP.org

Parking: Off-street parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the North and South sides of the building. Street parking is also available.

 

LUNCH BUNCH: Monday, October 17th, 12:30PM—Nakamori Japanese Bistro

7101 France Ave. at Hazelton (Leisure Lane Mall across from Byerly’s)   952-920-9980

Nakamori offers Japanese-based fusion cuisine, a blend of French, American, and Asian cuisine. They have the best Kobe beef, French foie gras, Californian sea urchin, bluefin toro and Russian caviar. Elegant presentation designed right in front of you. There is also an open bar and a sushi bar. Great luncheon menu in a convenient location.

After lunch we’ll take an optional walk around Centennial Lakes, weather permitting. This 24-acre park offers the ultimate urban escape, featuring more than 1.5 miles of paved pathways meandering around a 10-acre lake interspersed with beautifully landscaped grounds, formal and informal seating areas, swinging benches fountains, and mini golf course.

RSVP by Friday, October 7th to Pam@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

GARDEN TOUR: Thursday, October 20th, 10:00AM Departure—Emma Krumbee’s.

Hwy 169 and Co Rd. 3, 351 Enterprise Drive E, Belle Plaine, MN 952-873-4334

The 33rd Annual Great Scarecrow Display is open daily 10AM – 6PM, September 10th– October 30th, featuring over 100 unique, handcrafted, artistic, exciting scarecrows in Emma Krumbee’s 45-acre Apple Orchard. Admission of $5.50/person (plus tax), includes entrance to • Farm Animals •Giant Hay Stack • Tombstone Forest • Wagon Ride • Goat Habitrail • The Barrel Express U-Pick Apples, Pumpkins.

Lunch to follow at Emma Krumbee’s Restaurant  http://emmakrumbees.com/apple-orchard/.

 A carpool will leave south Mpls. at 10:00AM or meet us at the Emma Krumbee’s at 11:00. Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive. 

RSVP by Tuesday, October 18th to Barbara@TheWanderersMSP.org

 

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, October 25h, 3:45-6PM—Macy’s Lakeshore Grill

Macy’s Southdale—Lower Level

One Thousand White Women:  the Journals of Mary Dodd by Jim Fergus is based on an actual historical event but told through fictional diaries. It is the story of a remarkable woman who travels west in 1875 and marries the Chief of the Cheyenne Nation.  Drinks First, Book Discussion, Then Food. Macy’s has great Happy Hour food and drink specials.  No loud music—we can actually hear one another talking around a big, round table. Just come even if you have not read this great book.

RSVP by Sunday, October 23rd to Anne@TheWanderersMSP.org

Books & Booze Upcoming Titles:

December 2016 Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.

February 2017–Gertrude’s Oath by Ram Oren

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, traveled to France, leaving Michael in the care of his mother and Gertruda Bablinska, the family’s devoted Catholic nanny. When Michael’s mother had a stroke, Gertruda promised the dying woman that she would make her way to Palestine and raise him as her own son

April 2017–Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Olivia Donatelli’s dream of a “normal” life shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Understanding the world from his perspective felt bewildering. And just as Olivia began to realize that happiness and autism could coexist, Anthony died.

June 2017–My Stroke of Insight by Jill Taylor

On the morning of December 10, 1996, Taylor, a brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke. She observed her own mind completely deteriorate. Now she shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.

August 2017— Accidental Empress: A Novel by Allison Pataki

The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth (“Sisi”), Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor.

October 2017–The Residence by Kate Bower

While journalist Brower moves by theme in presenting the memories of select long-running staff at the White House—“Controlled Chaos,” “Discretion,” “Extraordinary Demands,” “Dark Days,” etc.—there is an irresistible, charmingly pell-mell quality to the arrangement of these dashy stories. The author has managed to track down numerous former staffers

December 2017–“The Grave Soul” by Ellen Hart (MN author)

“When Guthrie Hewitt calls on restaurateur and private investigator Jane Lawless, he doesn’t know where else he can turn. Guthrie has fallen for a girl-Kira Adler. In fact, he was planning to propose to her on Christmas Eve. But his trip home with Kira over Thanksgiving made him uneasy. All her life, Kira has been haunted by a dream-a nightmare, really. In the dream, she witnesses her mother being murdered.

NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: This group will meet on the 3rd Monday opposite months from Books & Booze at 7:00PM at Byerly’s Mez. Upcoming titles are:

November 2016—“The Wives of Los Alamos”, Nesbit (Currently No wait at HCLIB.org)

“Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago–and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with P.O. box addresses in a town wreathed with barbed wire, all for the benefit of a project that didn’t exist as far as the public knew. Though they were strangers, they joined together–adapting to a landscape as fierce as it was absorbing, full of the banalities of everyday life and the drama of scientific discovery. And while the bomb was being invented, babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up, and Los Alamos gradually transformed from an abandoned school on a hill into a real community: one that was strained by the words they couldn’t say out loud, the letters they couldn’t send home, the freedom they didn’t have. But the end of the war would bring even bigger challenges to the people of Los Alamos, as the scientists and their families struggled with the burden of their contribution to the most destructive force in the history of mankind.The Wives of Los Alamos is a novel that sheds light onto one of the strangest and most monumental research projects in modern history. It’s a testament to a remarkable group of women who carved out a life for themselves, in spite of the chaos of the war and the shroud of intense secrecy”

January 2017—“A Man Called Ove”, Backman    (Reserve Early—there’s a wait—movie just released)

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon; the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him ‘the bitter neighbor from hell’. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.