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May 2016 Newsletter

A note from our President…..
Boy, these rains have really greened things up, and a the flowering trees and bushes are in bloom ahead of schedule. Get out and enjoy this long-awaited Spring with your Wanderers friends!
Afternoon on the Town—come along for lunch at Eli’s and “The Wonderful Wonderette’s”
Garden Tour—see all the tulips at the Arboretum
Coffee Break—meet us at Patrick’s at Bachman’s for goodies and gab
Night-Time Book Talk—come discuss “Plainsong” at Byerly’s
Games People Play—fun and games at Elaine’s
Ladies Night Out—enjoy great pizza at Latuff’s
Hope to meet you soon!     Sally@TheWanderersMSP,com


GARDEN TOUR: Friday, May 6th, 10:00AM Departure—Landscape Arboretum
“Color Me Spring” at the U of M’s beautiful Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. The Arboretum offers a front-row view as Mother Nature sheds (finally!) her wintry coat and unfolds a tapestry of color that signals the arrival of spring. Experience 37,000 tulips in every color, lilacs, crabapple blossoms, wildflowers, showy lady slipper orchids and more. Best part is that it’s National Public Gardens Day, so everyone gets in FREE!! Optional lunch at the Arboretum café to follow.
A car pool will leave Edina at 10:00AM or meet us at the main building lobby at 10:30.
RSVP by Wednesday, May 4thh to Barbara at
Directions: 494 W to Hwy. 5 W to Arboretum.

COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, May 11th, 10:00AM¬––Patrick’s Bakery (at Bachman’s)
6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. 612-861-7600
Join us for an imaginary trip to a French sidewalk café as we sit among the wonderful sights and smells of Bachman’s flowers and plants. Patrick’s has been heralded as one of the top bakeries in town.
RSVP by Monday, May 9th to
Directions: Hwy. 62 EAST to Lyndale. North to store

NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, May 16th, 7:00PM— Byerly’s Mezzanine
Hazelton and France Ave.
“Plainsong” by Kent Haruf. “From simple elements, Haruf achieves a novel of wisdom and grace – a narrative that builds in strength and feeling until, as in a choral chant, the voices in the book surround, transport, and lift the reader off the ground.”
Beer and wine are available on the mezzanine level and you may purchase snacks from the grocery store. Please to come even if you haven’t read the book. This is our second meeting and we will determine a schedule for future meetings; we are planning on meeting every other month.
RSVP by Saturday, May 14th to

AFTERNOON ON THE TOWN: Thursday, May 19th, 10:30AM Departure—Lunch and the Theatre
Eli’s, 1225 Hennepin Ave. Mpls.—-The Woman’s Club of Mpls., 410 Oak Grove St., Mpls., 612-813-5300.
Let’s do lunch and go to a fabulous play! We’ll 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 the1950’s and the prices won’t break the bank! Voted as a favorite by some of our members. Check out the menu at:
After lunch we’ll head to The Woman’s Club for the 1:30 p.m. performance by “The Marvelous Wonderettes” who will keep you smiling during a trip down memory lane. This off-Broadway hit takes us to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy—four girls with homes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves they serenade us with classic ‘50’s hits. Act two reunites the Wonderetts at their ten-year reunion where we find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together.
Group rate (for 10+) tickets are $20 (reg. price is $25) and must be paid Friday, May 13th.
RSVP to for mailing instructions and directions to carpool.
A carpool will leave Edina at 10:30AM or meet us at Eli’s at 11:00AM or the Women’s Club at 1:15PM.
Directions: To Woman’s Club–Hwy. 100 N to 394E to Hennepin Ave. exit. Turn Right onto Lyndale Ave., turn LEFT onto W 15th St., RIGHT onto Oak Grove St. Free parking in lot.

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Tuesday, May 24th, 7:00PM—at the home of at the home of a member
Come for the laughs and conversation. Refreshments provided.
RSVP by Sunday, May 22nd to
Directions: Hwy 35W SOUTH to 98th street exit. LEFT (E) to Portland Ave. Condo is on the NW corner of Portland and 98th street. May also take Hwys. 62E or #494 to Portland Ave. exit and SOUTH to 98th street.

LADIES NIGHT OUT: Thursday, June 2nd, 6:00PM Departure—Dinner at Latuff’s Pizzeria
10820 Hwy 55, Plymouth 763-545-2914
Come enjoy the pizza voted the best in Plymouth (great thin crust). Family owned and operated since 1971. Their menu includes pasta, chicken, burgers and more along with beer and wine. Hopefully we can enjoy their cute patio.…
A carpool will leave Edina at 6PM, or meet us there at 6:30.
RSVP by Monday, May 30th to
Directions: to carpool—Hwy. 100S to 70th St. exit, Turn RIGHT (W). Travel about one mile to Cahill Road, turn LEFT. Take first RIGHT at Dewey Hill Road. Immediately turn LEFT into Dewey Hill Condos. Proceed to the last of 3 brick buildings (#5555) and park in the rear parking lot.
To Latuff’s—Hwy. 62W to Hwy. 169 N. to Hwy 55W to restaurant on the RIGHT side of #55

BOOZE & BOOKS: June Date TBA—“Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger
“Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his 13th year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota town”