A note from our President…..
AAhhh….these are some perfect summer days we’re having. But, I hate to think they’ll already start getting shorter this week. Come on out and take advantage of this great Minnesota (but sadly way to short) season with us.
Brunch Bunch—relax at Carol’s “Staycation” Garden Party
Coffee Break—enjoy something sweet at The Rose Patisserie in Linden Hills
Ladies Night Out #1–sing along with “The King” at El Loro
Night-Time Books Talk—discuss “Delicious” on Byerly’s deck
Garden Tour—visit Savory’s hosta Gardens with potluck salad lunch at Sally’s
Ladies Night Out #2—play BARGO at the Richfield Legion
Walking Club—spend your Tuesday and Thursday AMs at Centennial Lakes
See you there!
BRUNCH BUNCH: Saturday, July 1ST, 10:00AM---2nd Annual “Staycation” Garden Party At the home of a member Bring something yummy to share, wear your sunscreen or a floppy hat, and be prepared to relax and enjoy one another’s company. If it rains, we will reschedule. Adult and non-alcoholic beverages provided. RSVP by Wednesday, June 28th to Carol.Schaub@comcast.net. Please indicate what you plan to bring so we achieve some balance.
LADIES NIGHT OUT #1: Friday, July 7th, 5:45PM— Dinner and Laughs at El Loro Restaurant
8405 Lyndale Ave. Bloomington, MN (952) 881-2151
ELVIS PRESLEY IMPERSONATOR–Brought back by popular demand – come for lots of laughs, a margarita and great Mexican food while listening to Elvis’s old tunes on the patio! Happy Hour runs until 6:00PM. This is the only El Loro Restaurant hosting an Elvis impersonator. (Please give a tip to the band in their tip jar.) You can see their huge menu at: http://www.ellororestaurant.com/images/template/bloomington/menu-bloomington.pdf
RSVP by Wednesday, July 5th to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org. Cancelled if it rains.
Directions: 494E to Lyndale Exit. Turn RIGHT (S) and see restaurant on left side of street.
COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, July12th, 9:45AM Departure—The Rose Patisserie
2811 W 43rd Streeet. Mpls.
Tucked back behind the Zumbro Café, this off-shoot of Patisserie 46 is well recommended for its delicious sweet and savory baked goods. The also offer sandwiches, quiches, pizzas and breads!
A car pool will leave Edina at 9:45AM or meet us there at 10:00AM
RSVP by Monday, July 10th to AnnB@TheWanderersMSP.org. Please indicate if you plan to carpool.
Directions: France Ave. north to 44th Street. Turn RIGHT (E) to Xerxes Ave. LEFT on Xerxes to 43rd.
NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, July 17, 7:00 PM – Lunds & Byerly’s Mez
France Ave. at Hazelton Road, Edina
Delicious by Ruth Reichl
Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. When Delicious! is abruptly shut down Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints. To her surprise, the lonely job leads to miraculous discovery. In a hidden room she finds a cache of WWII era letters from Lulu Swan, a plucky twelve-year-old, to the legendary chef James Beard. Lulu’s letters provide Billie with a richer understanding of history, and a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires Billie to comes to terms with her fears, her big sister and her ability to open her heart to love.
Beverages at happy hour prices are available until 7:00 pm. Feel free to bring food or snacks up form the store. Weather permitting we’ll be out on the deck. Please come even if you haven’t read the book.
RSVP by Saturday, July 15th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org
GARDEN TOUR: Friday, July 21st, 10:30AM Departure—Savory’s Gardens
5300 Whiting Ave, Edina, MN.
Specializing in hostas—with 100’s of varieties to see in their beautiful Display Gardens—they offer mail order and on-site sales of shade-loving plants. Awarded the 2015 Edina Heritage Award, they have been growing hosta’s since 1946. This is their last year at this site.
We will have a potluck salad luncheon at a nearby member’s home following our tour. Meet there to drop off food and then carpool to the Garden. Or, meet us at the Garden at 10:45AM.
RSVP by Wednesday, July 19th to BarbaraD@TheWanderersMSP.org. Please indicate what you plan to bring so we can achieve balance.
LADIES NIGHT OUT #2: Thursday, July 27th, 4:30PM Departure—Fun & Games at the Legion Club
Richfield American Legion, 6501 Portland Ave., Richfield 612-866-3647
If you can play BINGO you can play BARGO. All games are free to play, with prizes awarded for each winning card. Final game is Cover-All—with a $500+ prize! Meet us for lots of laughs, food, cheap drinks and entertainment: Happy Hour (5-6PM), Dinner and BARGO (5-7PM). The Fabulous Del Counts start playing at 7PM. Show up when you can between 5-7PM to partake in any or all of the above (no membership or fees required).
A carpool will leave Edina at 4:30 or meet us there at 5:00PM
RSVP by Tuesday, July 25th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org. Please indicate if you plan to carpool.
Directions: Hwy. 62 East to Portland Ave. exit. Turn RIGHT (S) to Legion on left.
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: August 2017
Accidental Empress: A Novel by Allison Pataki
The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth (“Sisi”), Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma: she has inadvertently fallen for and won the heart of her sister’s groom. Franz Joseph reneges on his earlier proposal and declares his intention to marry Sisi instead. Thrust onto the throne of Europe’s most treacherous imperial court, Sisi upsets political and familial loyalties in her quest to win, and keep, the love of her emperor, her people, and of the world.
NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, September 18th
Skintight by Carl Hiaasen
Carl Hiaasen serves up a humorous helping of “taut, fast-paced action…crisp and hot. After dispatching a pistol-packing intruder from his home with the help of a stuffed Marlin head, Mick Stranahan can’t deny that someone is out to get him. His now-deceased intruder carries no I.D., and as a former Florida state investigator, Stranahan knows there are plenty of potential culprits. His long list of enemies includes an off point hit man, a personal injury lawyer of billboard fame, a notoriously irritating TV journalist, and a fumbling plastic surgeon. Now, if he wants to keep fishing into his golden years, Stranahan has no choice but to come out of retirement to close this one last case…