About Us

Come Get Acquainted with The Wanderers

Since 1952, The Wanderers (formerly Edina Newcomers & Friends) has been welcoming women with a variety of daytime, weekend and evening activities.

After all these years our mission still remains to seek out and assist women who wish to establish a social network in a fun, friendly and inviting atmosphere.

If you’re seeking Fun and Friendship, our group of merry-makers is for you.

You’ll meet all kinds of great women: young and more mature, career oriented and stay-at-home,  single and married, with or without children.

Everyone is welcome!  Membership IS NOT restricted to newcomers or residents of Edina!

We’re confident you’ll find plenty of activities within our club to fit your interests and schedule. Check out our monthly newsletter and try us out. You’re always invited to participate in an activity or two before joining. We’re anxious to get to know you!

Our activities include the following, with more being added each month.

Afternoons on The Town: Theater buffs gather for lunch* and then take in a fun play or musical.

Ladies Night Out: Enjoy a fun night out on the town! Get-togethers may include  dinners at the Twin Cities’ * newest restaurants, theater or movie outings, evening socials, wine tastings, cooking classes, museums, meat raffles, breweries,etc.

Coffee Breaks: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10 am-noon, we gather for coffee at interesting restaurants and locations about town*, or at a member’s home.

The Lunch Bunch: Meet us at 11:30am for lunch. These casual luncheons are held at restaurants throughout the Twin Cities* or hosted at a member’s home.

The Explorers: Get to know The Twin Cities and beyond! The Explorers take in museums and points of interest throughout the metro area,  outstate Minnesota, and beyond*. A casual lunch or dinner at a nearby restaurant is always an option.

Games People Play: Every other month we pick an easy game to learn and play. There’s lots of laughs, conversation, good food and drink to share.  The fun begins at 7pm at a member’s home.

Books & Booze: The readers among us choose a variety of great books to discuss each year. They meet every other month at 3:45pm for Happy Hour at Macy’s Lakeshore Grille. Teetotalers and non-readers are always welcome.

Night-Time Book Talk:  Another option for book lovers.  This group meets at 7:00pm every other month at the Edina Byerly’s Mezz.

International: Travel the world with us.  Expand your horizon at interesting travel talks, ethnic restaurants and festivals*.

Garden Tours: Visit some of the Twin Cities* most beautiful gardens when they’re at their peak of color.

Walking Clubs: Our two walking groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The Early-Birds at 8:30 am and the Not-so-Early at 11 am.  During the colder months they walk at Southdale.  But, as soon as the weather permits they’ll meet at Centennial Lakes.

Knitting and Crocheting Group:  Bring your latest project or come to learn.

Flicks & Fun:  Meet us for the latest new movie followed by discussion over Happy Hour


*Carpooling is available to activities held outside the Edina area.

Join Now! Membership thru September 2019 is only $20