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: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10 am-noon, we gather 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*.

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 month we play 500 at a member’s home or 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.

Night-Time Book Talk:  Another option for book lovers.  This group meets at 7:00pm every other 3rd Monday at the Edina Byerly’s Mezz.

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


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

Join Now! Membership thru September 2021 is only $20