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June 2016 Newsletter

 A note from our President…..

These lovely summer days and longer evenings are perfect for getting out on the town with The Wanderers. We have lots of fun planned all month. Don’t miss it!

Ladies Night Out #1—get a great pizza to be had a Latuff’s

Coffee Break—enjoy the “new” Hilltop Restaurant’s garden room

Garden Tour—take a stroll with us at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

Ladies Night Out #2—come for a fun night of dinner and Elvis at El Loro

Books & Booze—discuss “Ordinary Grace” at Macy’s

Lunch Bunch—relax on the Black Forest’s lovely patio

             Sally Ebnet


LADIES NIGHT OUT #1: 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 Pam’s (5555 Dewey Hill Rd. #101) at 6PM, or meet us there at 6:30.

RSVP by Monday, May 30th to

Directions to Pam’s: Hwy. 100 South to West 70th exit, turn RIGHT (W). Go approximately one mile to Cahill Road, turn LEFT. Turn RIGHT at Dewey Hill Road. Immediately turn LEFT into Dewey Hill Condos. Proceed to the last buildings (#5555) and park in the rear parking lot.


COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, June 8th, 10:00AM—Hilltop Restaurant 

5101 Arcadia Ave. (Vernon Ave. and Arcadia) (952) 925-5628

The former Eden Avenue Grill has been very updated, but still has the same great breakfasts. The Garden room is very nice in the morning.

RSVP by Sunday, June 5th to Ann at


GARDEN TOUR: Monday, June 13th, 10:00AM Departure—The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, 1 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Mpls.

This 15-acre native plant reserve is the oldest public wildflower garden in the U.S. The Garden is located within Theodore Wirth Park which is on the western edge of Mpls.  Optional lunch at the Burger Jones, 3200 W Lake St. to follow.

Car pool will leave Barb’s (5536 Logan Ave S.) at 10:00AM or meet us at the garden at 10:30. Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive. 

RSVP by Friday, June 10th to Barbara  at 

Directions to Barb’s: Hwy. 62 to Penn Ave. exit. Turn LEFT (N) and follow to 55th Street. Turn

RIGHT (E) on Logan Ave. to #5536 (3rd from 56th St.)

Directions to Garden: Hwy. 62 W to Hwy. 100 N. Glenwood exit, to Butler Garden.


LADIES NIGHT OUT #2: Friday, June 17th, 4:45PM Departure—Dinner and Laughs at El Loro Restaurant—ELVIS PRESLEY IMPERSONATOR

8405 Lyndale Ave. Bloomington, MN (952) 881-2151

Come for lots of laughs, a margarita and great Mexican food while listening to Elvis’s old tunes!  This is the only El Toro Restaurant hosting an Elvis impersonator. You can see their huge menu at:

A carpool will leave Anne’s at 4:45 PM, or meet us there at 5:30 PM. 

RSVP by Wednesday, June 15th to 



BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, June 21h, 3:45PM—Macy’s Lakeshore Grill

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

Ordinary Grace”, by William Kent Krueger (local author)

“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. Since 1905 Macy’s has been feeding the shopping population.  You’ll find regional favorites and outstanding traditional classics.  Happy Hour offers great food—fabulous appetizers, wine and beer from $3-$5.  You can actually hear people talking to one another–no loud music!   And, a round table too.  Come even if you have not read this great book.

RSVP by Sunday June 19th to


LUNCH BUNCH: Thursday, June 30th, 12:00 PM Departure-Black Forest Inn

1 East 26th Street, Mpls.   612-872-0812

Summer’s the best time to visit this long-standing German restaurant & beer garden with its lovely patio seating and large servings of classic dishes. Since 1965, Black Forest Inn has dedicated themselves to serving a special selection of German inspired dishes prepared on-sight with fresh ingredients–including their own bratwurst, spaetzel, breads and pastries–at the best possible price. We will try to eat on the patio weather permitting.

A car pool will leave Pam’s (5555 Dewey Hill Road, Edina) at Noon or meet us at the restaurant at 12:30 PM.

RSVP by Sunday, June 26th to

Directions to Pam’s: Hwy. 100 South to West 70th exit, turn RIGHT (W). Go approximately one mile to Cahill Road, turn LEFT. Turn RIGHT at Dewey Hill Road. Immediately turn left into Dewey Hill Condos. Proceed to the last buildings (#5555) and park in the rear parking lot.

Directions to Black Forest Inn: Hwy.100 North to Hwy. 62 East to 35W North. Exit at 31st/Lake Street (Exit 15). Turn LEFT on East Lake Street. Turn RIGHT on 1st Avenue South. Turn LEFT on East 26th Street. Restaurant is on the right.


 NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, September 19th, 7:00PM— Byerly’s Mezzanine

Hazelton and France Ave.

This group is taking a break for the summer. Discussions will resume in September and continue ever other month.

“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, September 17th to Sara at