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February 2017 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

February is the time for love—and who deserves it more than ourselves? So, love the one you’re with 24/7! Indulge, comfort, educate, and celebrate her this month—The Wanderers are here to help. Come check out this month’s activities:

Coffee Break—warm up at the Taste of Scandinavia

Books & Booze—meet us for happy hour at Macy’s

Lunch Bunch—enjoy some Italian comfort food at Nona Rosa’s

See you there!


COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, February 8th, 9:30AM—Taste of Scandinavia

401 W. 98th Street—Oxboro Center—former Byerly’s store

Taste of Scandinavia is bright open cheery morning place with very good bakery and breakfast menu.

A carpool will leave Edina at 9:30AM or meet us there at 10:00.

RSVP by Sunday, February 5th to

Directions: 494E to 35W south to 98th Street exit. Turn left onto 98th St (E) to Oxboro Center. 


LUNCH BUNCH: Friday, February 24th, 11:30 Departure—Nona Rosa’s Ristorante

4168 West Broadway, Robbinsdale

Family owned, warm and homey Italian restaurant — authentic food is inspired by the owners/chefs growing up in their Italian grandmother’s homes.  Located in the heart of Robbinsdale’s historic district.

A carpool will leave Edina at 11:30AM. Otherwise, meet us at the restaurant at noon.

RSVP by Wednesday, February 22nd to 

Directions: Hwy 100 north to 42 Ave, east to Broadway, turn right. Restaurant is on east side of Broadway.



BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, February 28th, 3:45PM—Macy’s Lakeshore Grill

Southdale Center Lower Level

Book:  Gertruda’s Oath by Ram Oren

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, traveled to France, leaving Michael in the care of his mother and Gertruda Bablinska, the family’s devoted Catholic nanny. When Michael’s mother had a stroke, Gertruda promised the dying woman that she would make her way to Palestine and raise him as her own son.

Meet us in the back corner at the big round table for Happy Hour. We discuss first and eat later. Please join us even if you haven’t read the book.

RSVP by Sunday, February 26th to


BOOKS & BOOZE: April Date TBA: Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Olivia Donatelli’s dream of a “normal” life shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Understanding the world from his perspective felt bewildering. And just as Olivia began to realize that happiness and autism could coexist, Anthony died.


WALKING CLUB: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30AM—Southdale Center

Need motivation to get out, move, and beat that cabin fever? Join us for an hour (3 laps) of walking inside Southdale–or as much as your schedule and legs allow. Gather at the new Hennepin County Service Center (moved from the library) which is located on the East side of Southdale, between the Penny’s and Herberger’s entrances on the lower level–below the bus terminal. Be on time–we’ll start walking promptly!   


NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, March 20th, 7:00PM—Byerly’s Mezz

Lunds and Byerly’s, France/Hazelton Rd.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family.

“Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair…features as bunched as kissed fingertips,” is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle’s Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives.”

Beverages at Happy Hour prices are available until 7:00PM. Feel free to bring food or snacks up from the store.


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