Monthly Archives: June 2016

July 2016 Newsletter

A note from our President…..

            Everything’s lush and green. Just want those pesky rabbits love. Come on out and take advantage of this great Minnesota (but sadly way to short) season with us.

Staycation Brunch—celebrate the holiday weekend in Carol’s beautiful yard

Gangster Tour—visit St. Paul famous gangster caves

Coffee Break—lots of goodies to choose from at Panera

Games People Play—fun and games await at Elaine’s

Ladies Night Out—pencil in 7/ 26 & 27 for possible new member evening social

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STAYCATION POTLUCK BRUNCH: Saturday, July 2nd, 10:00AM— at the home of a member

Not headed “up north” or out of town for the 4th of July holiday? Join us for a casual, outdoor gathering in Carol’s yard/garden. Choose a protein, salad, fruit, cheese, pastry, or juices, etc. to share. FYI we’ll have to reschedule if it rains.

RSVP by June 29 to indicating what you will be bringing to share


EXPLORERS: Saturday, July 9th, 10:15AM Departure—Gangster & Historic Cave Tour

215 Wabasha St S, Saint Paul, MN 55107

The 11:00AM St. Paul Cave tour is a 45 minute walking tour. The cost is $6.00. Come hear the legends of these sandstone caves—mobster massacres and ghostly lore in the most unique setting from Chicago to San Francisco. We’ll explore the original mined caves and see the finished ones (once a romantic night club called The Castle Royal).  If there’s sufficient interest, we will also take the 2-hour Gangster bus tour at noon. The cost is $24.00.  We’ll visit the sites of nightclubs, kidnappings and gun battles associated with 1930’s era gangsters like John Dillinger, Ma Barker and Babyface Nelson.  Optional lunch to follow at Joseph’s Grill,140 South Wabasha, Saint Paul,

A car pool will leave south Mpls. at 10:15AM. Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive.  Or, meet us at the caves at 10:45.

RSVP by Tuesday, July 5th to Barbara at indicating your interest in taking one or both tours.

Directions to Caves: Hwy.62E to Hwy. 55E to Hwy 5E toward St Paul. Take Edgcumbe Rd exit. Keep right toward Shepard Rd/River Blvd. (If you reach Edgcumbe Rd you’ve gone too far. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. (If you reach Gannon Rd you’ve gone too far). Merge onto Mississippi River Blvd and take 1st left onto Shepard Rd. Turn left onto Eagle Pkwy. (just past Walnut Ave). If you reach Spring St you’ve gone too far.  Take the 1st right onto Exchange St. Turn slight left onto Kellogg Blvd W. (just past Washington St ) Take the 1st right onto Wabasha St. (just past St. Peter St.) 215 WABASHA ST S is on the right.

To Joseph’s Grill: Wabasha St. norh ttoward Plato Blvd/Hwy 40. Joseph’s Grill (140 Wabasha) is on the right. (if you reach Water St. W you’ve gone too far).



COFFEE BREAK: Thursday, July 14th, 10:00AM—Panera

Yorktown Mall—York at Hazelton, Edina

Meet us for coffee and choose a yummy treat from the display case. Have you tried the cinammon crunch bagels? Wow!

RSVP to Ann by Tuesday, July 12th at 952-832-9464


GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Tuesday, July 19th, 7:00PM—at the home of Elaine Krantz

9700 Portland Ave., Bloomington (NW corner 98th/Portland)

Always a fun evening of fun, laughter—and maybe a game or two. Dessert provided.

RSVP by Saturday, July 16th to

Directions: Hwy. 494 East to Portland Ave. exit. South (Right) on Portland to 98th Street. OR   35W South to 98th Street exit. East (Left) to Portland. Condo on NW corner.