Monthly Archives: February 2016

March 2016 Newsletter

A note from our President…..

We’re over the hump and on our way to spring!. In fact, it feels like it’s already here. Don’t let the last weeks of winter keep you inside. We’ll be “traveling” to Asia, Ireland, France and South America this month. Come along for all the fun.

Coffee Break—meet us at Mugshots for a mug of something warm

Luncheon—return with us to Thanh Do—one of our favorites

Games People Play—St. Pat’s fun and games await at Marilyn’s

Ladies Night Out—take a trip with us to South  America at Café Ena’s

Night-Time Book Talk—discusses The Paris Wife

            See you there!  



 COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, March 9th, 10:00AM—Mugshots Coffee

10518 France Ave. S.,  Bloomington       952-977-9660

Mugshots Coffee serves coffees, teas, muffins and scones. There is double sided fireplace to enjoy too..

RSVP by Monday, March 7th to

Directions: France Ave. SOUTH to 106th Street. Mugshots is located near Cub Foods


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

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some laughs and conversation. Refreshments provided.

RSVP by Tuesday, March 15th to Marilyn at 952-835-6647

Directions: France Ave. SOUTH to just past 84th Street. Turn RIGHT (W) at Irwin Road. Take first RIGHT into condo lot. Call Marilyn for instructions into the building.


LADIES NIGHT OUT: Thursday, March 24th, 6:30 Departure—Café Ena

4601 Grand Ave. S., Mpls.     (612) 824-4441

At this cozy, intimate restaurant in the tangletown neighborhood of South Minneapolis, Chef Ruiz pares his classic French technique and South American palate to present an exciting menu of Latin-Fusion cuisine. I love La Fresca, Café Ena’s sister restaurant, so I’m excited to try this one. My 2016 travels have taken me to Peru and Mexico, and this menu brings me back to both.

A carpool will leave Edina at 6:30PM. Or, meet us there at 7:00PM.

RSVP by Tuesday, March 22nd to Please indicate if you plan to carpool.

Directions: Hwy. 62 East to 35W North. Exit at 46th Street. Turn LEFT (W) and travel 7 blocks to Grand Avenue. Restaurant is on SE corner.


NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, March 28th at 7:00PM— Lunds & Byerly’s Mezzanine

Lunds & Byerly’s at Hazelton and France

The Paris Wife by Paula McClain is a deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, which captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Meet us for a great discussion over your favorite snack or beverage. Please come even if you haven’t read the book.

RSVP by Saturday, March 26th to


LUNCH BUNCH: Wednesday, March 30, 10:45AM Departure – Thanh Do

8028 Minnetonka Blvd, St Louis Park, 952-935-5005.

Celebrating over a decade in St. Louis Park, Thanh Do Restaurant serves Pan-Asian cuisine, featuring flavors from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, and more. A menu that features traditional Asian cuisine as well as items that fuse traditional Asian ingredients with key Minnesota components – creating unique flavor favorites in an array of soups, curries, noodle and wok dishes.

A carpool will leave Edina at 10:45AM.  Email if you wish to drive along.  Or, meet us at the restaurant at 11:15AM.

RSVP by Monday, March 28 to 

Directions:  Hwy 100 north, exit at Minnetonka Blvd and go west (left). After your cross Texas make first right turn into Tonkadale (small strip mall).