Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 2016 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

The colors are at their peak this week. After all these glorious warm and sunny days, it’s hard to believe winter is right around the corner! Always sad to see summer and fall come to an abrupt end. So, get out of the house this month for some fun with The Wanderers!

Ladies Night Out—25th Annual Putnam County spelling Bee at EHS

Coffee Break—join us at The Good Earth

Night-Time Book Talk—discusses “The Wives of Los Alamos”

Lunch Bunch—meet the gang at Rojo at the West End

Games People Play—there’ll be fun and laugh’s at Elaine’s condo

See you there!


LADIES NIGHT OUT: Thursday, November 3rd, 6:30PM—The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Edina High School Fick Auditorium

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

We will meet in the lobby at 6:30PM for the 7:00PM show.

Free to the first 5 to RSVP. General Admission $10, Seniors $6, Free with EHS Events Card. Reserved $15 at

The EHS Events Card offers free admission for ages 55+ to most EHS sports and fine arts performances. It can be ordered at

RSVP by Monday, October 31st to


LUNCH BUNCH: Saturday, November 5th, 11:30 Departure—Rojo Mexican Grill

1602 West End Blvd., St Louis Park.

Tweaking” Mexican food with an American twist makes for a great selection of options. Hot or mild – your choice. I love their sort of sweet rice with corn and their fish tacos.

A carpool will leave Edina at 11:30am.  Email if you wish to join.   Otherwise meet us at the restaurant at noon.

RSVP by Thursday, November 3nd to 

Directions:  Hwy 100 north, exit right onto Cedar Lake Road. At first stoplight continue going north – street becomes Park Place Blvd, turn RIGHT onto 16th Street. Turn RIGHT onto West End Blvd. Drive past the restaurant to access the underground heated parking.



COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, November 9th, 10:00AM—The Good Earth

The Galleria—70th and France

The election will finally be over! There’ll be plenty to talk about over breakfast—or just coffee or tea.

RSVP by Monday, November 7th to



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

There’ll be lots of fun to be had. Please bring a snack, dessert or bottle of wine to share.

RSVP and indicate what you’ll be bringing by Tuesday, November 15th to

Directions: #494 east to Portland Ave. exit. Turn RIGHT (S) and follow to 98th Street. Complex is on your RIGHT at NW corner of 98th/Portland.



NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, November 21st, 7:00PM—Byerly’s Mezzanine

Hazelton and France Ave.

“The Wives of Los Alamos”, Nesbit (Currently No wait at

This novel sheds light onto one of the strangest and most monumental research projects in modern history. It’s a testament to a remarkable group of women who carved out a life for themselves, in spite of the chaos of the war and the shroud of intense secrecy. Beverages are available on the mez level. Purchase snacks in the grocery store. Please come even if you haven’t read the book!

RSVP by Saturday, November 19th  at 




 BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, December 27thBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.


HOLIDAY LUNCHEON—Saturday, December 10th, 11:30AM—further details in December newsletter