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January 2018 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

Join us as we ring in another great year of welcoming women to our fun group.

In the meantime, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Coffee Break—come for the goodies and conversation at Patisserie Margo’s

Night-Time Book Talk—discusses Everything You Want Me to Be

Games People Play-–have some laughs at Elaine’s

Lunch Bunch—check out the new Cahill Bistro

Garden Tour—enjoy a break from winter at Como Park Conservatory

Walking Clubs—meet early or no-so-early to get working on your New Years resolution

See you there!


To RSVP simply click on the red email addresses below

 COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, January 10th, 10:00AM—Patisserie Margo

4510 Valley View Road, Edina, MN    952-926-0548

Come join us for coffee and delicious brunch items at Patisserie Margo. If you’re not familiar, It’s a small family owned bakery and favorite of the locals.  Selections include many tasty bakery treats and some hot menu items. Margo has reserved a table for 10 of us. Hope you can join us!

RSVP by Tuesday, January 9th to to

Directions: From Southdale, go West on 66th Street and turn RIGHT (N) on Valley View. Follow around the curve to Wooddale Ave. Margo’s is in strip mall on NW corner of Wooddale and Valley View—near Snuffy’s.


NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, January 15th, 7:00 PM – Lund’ & Byerly’s Mezzanine
Hazelton and France Ave.
Everything You Want Me to Be – Mindy Meja  (A change from announced Orphan Train)
Hattie Hoffman spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. But Hattie wants something more, something bigger, and ultimately something that turns out to be exceedingly dangerous. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community. Full of twists and turns, the book reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront. Evocative and razor-sharp, Everything challenges you to test the lines between innocence and culpability, identity and deception. Does love lead to self-discovery—or destruction?
Beverages at happy hour prices are available until 7:00 p.m.  Feel free to bring food or snacks up from the store.  Please come even if you haven’t read the book.
RSVP by Saturday, January 13 to



GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Thursday, January 18th, 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, along with a favorite game if you have one.

RSVP by Tuesday, January 16th 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.


LUNCH BUNCH: Thursday, January 25th, Noon—Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave., Edina

What a treat to find this excellent, new restaurant in Edina. Run by two brothers from Ecuador, the food is fresh and flavorful with an international fusion/Ecuadorian influence. The service has been consistent and meets high standards. Don’t let the strip mall location deter you from a wonderful food experience.

RSVP by Tuesday, January 23rd to

Directions: Hwy. 100 to W. 70th exit. Turn RIGHT (W). Follow 70th as it turns to the RIGHT (W) at the light. Continue to Amundson and turn LEFT (S). (If you get to Cahill Road you’ve gone too far.) Restaurant will be on right next to Domino’s Pizza and Asian House.


:  Tuesday, January 30th, 11:00AM Departure—Colossal & Como Conservatory

2260 Como Ave. and 1225 Estabrook Dr., St Paul     

We’ll have lunch at Colossal Café, 2315 Como Ave, St. Paul.  Next, we’ll visit the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park, where we’ll enjoy the 2018 “Bold North” Winter Flower Show. Come bask in the beautiful sights and floral scents of Azaleas, Pansies, Cyclamen and Cineraria. Their purples, silvers and whites celebrate the BIG GAME–in flowers.  Admission is free.  We’ll be there in time for the Gardener Talk at 1:00PM when we’ll meet the gardeners, who feature a different topic daily. Hear about the day-to-day operations of running the Conservatory, the plants and their care–plus ask questions.

A car pool will leave South Mpls. at 11:00AM or meet us at the restaurant at 11:30. 

RSVP by Sunday, January 28th to indicating if you plan to car pool.  

Directions to Colossal Café: 35W-N to I-94 E to Hwy. 280 N. Take Como Ave. exit. Turn RIGHT (S) on Eustis, LEFT (E) on Valentine and RIGHT (SE) on Como to #2315 on left.


EARLY-BIRD WALKING CLUB: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30AM—Southdale

Let’s not sit around!  Need motivation to get out, move, and exercise? Join us as we walk around Southdale Shopping Center.  Time goes fast when you are talking with friends. Walk around the mall or as much or as little as your legs allow. Be on time–we’ll start walking promptly!   No need to RSVP – just come.

We meet at Hennepin County Service Center–NE side of Southdale, Door 13


NOT-SO-EARLY WALKING CLUB: Tuesday, January 9th, 11:00AM—Southdale

In a few weeks we’ll be regretting all those holiday treats. Make your New Years resolution to get moving more. Let’s meet every Tuesday and Thursday. The time is not set in stone. If you’re interested please contact us with your input.

We meet outside Ruby Tuesday’s on the west side of Southdale

RSVP by Monday, January 8th to



Are you interested in getting together with other women during the day to knit or crochet, or to learn how?  We are considering forming a group.  If you are interested, please contact