A note from our President…..
The buds are popping. We just need a little heat and sun. Then everything’s going to really take off. Take off with us this month as we explore fun venues and make new friends.
Games People Play: fun and games at Elaine’s
Coffee Break—meet us at Patrick’s at Bachman’s for goodies and gab
Night-Time Book Talk—discuss “Under the Banner of Heaven”
Garden Tour—explores Caponi Art park
Lunch Bunch—visits Surly’s new brewery and restaurant
Ladies Night Out—test your trivia knowledge at Braemar’s Tin Fish
Hope to see you soon!
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Thursday, May 4th, 7:00PM—at the home of Elaine Krantz
9700 Portland Ave., Bloomington
There’ll be lots of fun and laughs. Please bring a snack or beverage to share.
RSVP by Monday, May 1st to Elaine@TheWanderersMSP.org
Directions: #494 east to Portland Ave. exit. Turn RIGHT (S) and follow to 98thStreet. Complex is on your RIGHT at NW corner of 98th/Portland.
COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, May 10th, 10:00AM––Patrick’s Bakery (at Bachman’s)
6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. 612-861-7600
Join us for coffee and delightful French treats among all the beautiful plants. If you’re still planning your yard and pots, bring your Bachman’s membership card and shop after a delicious breakfast. They also have a fun selection of summer clothing, house accessories, and decorating ideas! Check out all patio furniture, grilling equipment and too!s–get ahead for Father’s Day!
RSVP by Monday, May 8th to Ann@TheWanderersMPS.org
Directions: Hwy. 62 EAST to Lyndale. Turn LEFT (N) to store
NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, May 15th, 7:00PM—Lunds & Byely’s Mezz
France Ave. at Hazelton Road, Edina
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of an appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith.
Beverages at Happy Hour prices are available until 7:00PM. Feel free to bring food or snacks up from the store. Weather permitting we’ll be out on the deck.
RSVP by Saturday, May 13th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org
GARDEN TOUR: Thursday, May 18th, 10:30 Departure —Caponi Art Park
1220 Diffley Road, Eagan (www.caponiartpark.org)
Put your Chi in harmony by exploring Caponi Art Park with us. This is an outdoor sculpture garden designed, within an oak landscape, as a single, unified work of art the meandering trails follow the topography of the grounds like contour drawings animated by everyone who walks them, and the rock walls and shaped hills are the sculpture into which conventional works are integrated. Afterwards, we will have lunch at The Mason Jar (1565 Cliff Rd) http://www.themasonjar.us/ .
A carpool will leave S. Mpls. at 10:30AM or meet at the Park at 11:AM. Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive.
RSVP by Tuesday, May, 16th to Barbara@TheWanderersMSP.org
LUNCH BUNCH: Wednesday, May 24th, 11:00AM Departure—Surly Brewery
20 Malcolm Ave. SE, Mpls.
Surly’s was in the news frequently as they worked to get MN law changed to allow onsite beer sales at breweries—sparking a plethora of micro-breweries in MN. OH, THEY HAVE GOOD FOOD, TOO! No reservations taken, so hopefully a weekday won’t require a long wait. Check out their website if you interested in taking a tour while you are there.
A carpool will leave Edina at 11:00AM. Email Sally@TheWanderersMSP if you wish to join. Otherwise meet us at the restaurant at 11:30AM.
RSVP by Monday, May 22nd to Carol at Carol.Schaub@comcast.net
Directions: Hwy. 62 East to 35W North to 94 East. Exit at Huron Blvd. Turn RIGHT onto University Ave. Turn LEFT onto Malcom Ave. SE
LADIES NIGHT OUT: Tuesday, May 30th , 6:00PM—Trivia at Braemar’s Tin Fish
6364 John Harris Dr., Edina 952-941-5573
Come join our Trivia Mafia team for some fun. Meet us for dinner or just come for the six rounds of trivia from 7-8:30PM. Happy Hour runs from 4-6:00PM. There is no cost to play. Definitely no Mensa card required. Prizes, including food coupons, movie passes and more, will be awarded to the Top 3 teams and the halftime leader. Beer and wine are available. Take advantage of the Tuesday special for two—Appetizer, entrée to share, side, dessert and carafe of wine for $35 or order from the regular menu. http://www.tinfishmn.com/menu1.html
RSVP by Saturday, May 27th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org
Directions: Hwy. 100 to West 70th St. exit. Turn RIGHT (W). Turn LEFT (S) at Cahill Road, and RIGHT (W) onto Dewey Hill Road. Dewey Hill becomes Braemar Blvd. Turn LEFT onto John Harris. Keep RIGHT at the fork. Tin Fish is in the Clubhouse on the hill overlooking parking lot.
WALKING CLUB: every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30AM—Centennial Lakes
Need motivation to get out, move, and exercise? Join us as we walk around Centennial Lakes. Spring has sprung – so meet us at the “Big Clock” outside of the Hughes Pavilion. Walk around the lake or as much or as little as your legs allow. Be on time–we’ll start walking promptly! If it rains – we meet at Southdale outside the Hennepin Country Service Center.
No need to RSVP – just come.
BOOKS & BOOZE: June—-Date TBD
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Taylor
On the morning of December 10, 1996, Taylor, a brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke. She observed her own mind completely deteriorate. Now she shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.
NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: 2017-2018 Calendar
July – Delicious-Ruth Reichl
September – Skintight-Carl Hiaasen
November – Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League-Jonathan Odell
January- Orphan Train-Christina Bakersfield
March – The Hypnotists Love Story- Lianne Moriarity
May – Everything You Want Me to Be–Mindy Mejia