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: mostly Baby Boomers and Empty Nesters,  single and married.

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.

Coffee Breaks:  We gather at 10:00AM for coffee at interesting restaurants and locations about town*.

The Lunch Bunch: Meet us at 11:30am for lunch. These casual luncheons are held at restaurants throughout the Twin Cities*.

Happy Hour: Join us at a local watering hole for apps and beverages (tee-totalers always included).  In the summer we sit outside at our member’s beautiful gardens.

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.

Card Sharks: Every month we gather at a member’s home to play whatever game the group wants.  There’s usually a side table playing 500.

Games People Play:  We often head to a venue for BINGO or a meat raffle. There’s lots of laughs, conversation, good food and drink to share.

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 the Cahill Grille. Teetotalers and non-readers are always welcome.

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

Walkers: Our walkers meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 am. During the colder months they walk at Southdale.  But, as soon as the weather permits they’ll meet at Centennial Lakes.

Needlecrafters: Meet us every other week at Margo’s Patisserie.  Bring your latest project or come to learn.

Flicks & Fun:  Take in the latest new movie followed by discussion over Happy Hour

Annual Boat Cruise: One of the highlights of our year is an guided tour of Lake Minnetonka

Dinner Club:  Some of us enjoy cooking.  If you’re so inclined join us for dinner where the guests bring the sides, etc. and share in the cost.  Spouses included

Your Table is Ready:  Some of us like to eat but don’t want to cook.  Come with them to try fun restaurants around town.*

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

Join Now! Membership thru September 2023 is only $20