Monthly Archives: March 2016

April 2016 Newsletter

We’re always looking for girls who wanna have fun. You’re invited to attend several activities prior to joining. Membership is only $20/year. Come check us out this month. Bring a friend.

A note from our President…..
Wow—what happened to our early spring? Looking forward to a warm-up soon. A girl can hope that spring’s really on the way. Whatever the weather, please come enjoy some time at with The Wanderers this month.
Lunch Bunch—enjoy great English pub food and drink
Coffee Break—everything is wonderful at the Original Pancake House
Books and Booze—“All The Light We Cannot See” at Macy’s
Garden Tours—“Art In Bloom” at the MIA
International—all about the Ausies and Friendship Force
See you there! Sally Ebnet


LUNCH BUNCH: Saturday, April 9th, Noon—George & The Dragon
813 W 50th Street., Minneapolis
This neighborhood restaurant modeled after an English pub or public house. Back in the day, the pub was more than a place to get a beer. It was also a gathering place for the community, a place for a traveler to get a room for the night, and of course the place to enjoy a delicious home cooked meal. The Wanderers have been here before and were very pleased with the food and the selection of craft beers.
RSVP by April 7 to Carol Schaub at
Directions: 50th Street East to Bryant Ave. Allow a bit of extra time to find parking!

COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, April 13th at 10:00AM—at The Original Pancake House-3501 W. 70th Street, Edina 952-920-4444.
Please join us for coffee, tea or a late breakfast.
RSVP by Monday, March 11th to

INTERNATIONAL EVENING: Thursday, April 21, 7:00 PM – at the home of A Member
Have you ever wondered about “the land down under”???? Did you know that New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote? Or that Australia has the most exotic flora and fauna in the world? Anne Shea and Val Hessburg, members of The Wanderers, just returned from a month of touring New Zealand and Australia and are excited to share their travels. They took a plethora of photos just for you. While traveling they were awed at amazing scenery, fabulous festivals, superb food and wine, and magical outdoor experiences. Anne and Val traveled with a group of 14 from The Friendship Force, staying with local country hosts who open up their homes to visitors from other countries and cultures. Unlike most tours, they experienced the culture in both countries at the personal level – sharing meals, conversation and the routines of daily life.
Officers of The Friendship Force, a huge international adult exchange program, will be joining us to share this unique program that was established worldwide over 30 years ago. Being an “ambassador” for the U.S. to other countries or hosting others from another country in your home, allows you to “place faces with places”.
RSVP by Monday, April 18th to Anne@The

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, April 26th, 3:45PM—Macy’s Lakeshore Grill
Macy’s Southdale—Lower Level
“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doer is a “stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of WW II.”
Macy’s was such a great success in December – 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 April 24th to

GARDEN TOURS: Thursday, April 28th, 9:15AM Departure—Art In Bloom
Minneapolis Institute of Arts 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 10:15 or we can do our own self guided tour. The flowers are beautiful and the fragrance is lovely. If time permits, there is also a wonderful gift shop to browse. If there’s room, we’ll do lunch at the MIA. It can be a long wait. We’ll decide after the tour to stay or go to lunch nearby.
A carpool will leave Edina at 9:30AM. Please email if you plan to carpool, or will meet us no later than 10:00 by the gift shop on the first floor.
RSVP by Monday, April 27th to
Directions: 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.