Monthly Archives: August 2017

September 2017 Newsletter


A Note from our President –

Summer is flying by! September’s colors will be here too soon. That’s the beauty of Minnesota—there’s always another season to look forward to. We’re looking forward to more great seasons as The Wanderers.  We kick off our new year in September.  Please come check us out.  We’d be thrilled to have you join us!

Lunch Bunch—Check out the ferris wheel at Betty Danger’s

Coffee Break—everything’s yummy a YUM!

Night-Time Books—discusses “Strip Tease” on the Mezz

Garden Tour—visit the Walker’s new Sculpture Garden

Games—good times to be had at Elaine’s

See you there!


LUNCH BUNCH: Thursday, September 7th, 11:30 Departure—Betty Danger’s Country Club

2501 Marshall St., NE, Mpls.

Ready for a bit of silly? If you’ve heard of Psycho Susi’s, this is her sister restaurant – including a ferris wheel (offering views of the city while you dine) and mini-golf for any adventurous souls who wish to extend their visit. Menu includes a ‘we build-you finish’ buffet of tacos, burritos, sliders and manwiches. We will be eating inside, but this will give you opportunity to preview the fun for future visits.

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

RSVP by Tuesday, September 5th to 

Directions: Hwy. 100 N to #394 E to 94 N. Exit toward Washington, turn LEFT on Washington, RIGHT on Lowry, and LEFT on Marshall to restaurant.


COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, September 13th, 10:00AM—Yum! Kitchen & Bakery

4000 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN  952-922-4000

Come join us for something yummy at Yum!

RSVP by Monday, September 11th to

Directions: Hwy. 100 NORTH to MN-7 EAST. Turn RIGHT ( East) onto Minnetonka Blvd. The restaurant is on the left hand side before Lake Street. 


NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK:  Monday, September 18th, 7:00 PM – Lunds & Byerly’s Mezz
France Ave. at Hazelton Road, Edina
Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen  (The previously announced Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen is not available in libraries so this selection replaces it.)
Like most of Hiaasen’s novels, this crime novel is set in Florida and features his characteristic black humor. It focuses on a single mother who’s turned to stripping to earn enough money to gain legal custody of her young daughter, and ends up matching wits with a lecherous U.S. Congressman and his powerful corporate backers.
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 Friday, September 15 to


GARDEN TOUR: Thursday, September 21st, 10:30AM Departure—Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 

Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Mpls.

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden has reopened, better than ever! This crown jewel of the city’s park system unites two of Minnesota’s most cherished resources—its parks and its cultural life.

Afterwards, we will have lunch at The Kenwood, 2115 W. 21st St, Mpls, 612-377-3695.  The Kenwood’s chef, Don Saunders, is dedicated to serving the neighborhood everything from coffee and pastries, everyday brunch and lunch to delectable dinners with beer and wine.

After lunch we will browse upstairs in the Birchbark Books & Native Arts.  Birchbark Books is operated by a spirited collection of people who believe in the power of good writing, the beauty of handmade art, the strength of Native culture, and the importance of small and intimate bookstores.

A carpool will leave S. Mpls. at 10:30AM or meet at the Park at 10:45AM.  Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive.  

RSVP by Tuesday, September, 19th to


GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Thursday, September 28th, 7:00PM—at the home of a member

9700 Portland Ave., Bloomington             

There’ll be lots of fun and laughs. Please bring a snack or beverage to share.

RSVP by Tuesday, September 26th to

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.


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


THEATRE OUTING: Save Wednesday, Oct. 18th for lunch and “Be My Baby” in Bloomington.

Details to come.

A comedy about an irascible Scotsman and an uptight English woman, both in their late 50s, who are unexpectedly thrown together on the journey of a lifetime. When his ward and her niece decide to adopt a new born baby, the older pair must travel 6,000 miles to California to pick up the child and bring her safely home to Scotland. The problem is, John and Maude despise each other. To make matters worse, they get stranded in San Francisco for several weeks and are expected to jointly care for the helpless newborn. There they form a new partnership and learn some startling lessons about life and love. “A funny, feel-good show!”