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November 2022 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

The colors have reached their peak and are fading fast. I hate to think that winter is right around the corner! Always sad to see fall come to an abrupt end.

Out & About—-visit the Russian Museum with us
Lunch Bunch—let’s check out Mason Jar Restaurant in Eagan
Coffee Break—-come sit by the fire at Jerry’s Starbucks
Flicks & Fun—see a movie and enjoy Happy Hour afterward
Holiday Luncheon—RSVP ASAP
Card Sharks—-Lots of laughs at RoxAnne’s this time
NeedleCrafters—time to get those needles into high gear for holiday gift giving Happy Hour—margaritas & Mexican apps await
Curtain’s Up!—Kevin Kling is a local favorite
Books & Booze—discuss “The Personal Librarian”

See you there! sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

CARD SHARKS: Thursday, November 3rd, 2:00PM—-at The Home of a Member

We’re playing any game(s) that the group wants. Dessert will be served; tea and water will be available. Please bring a snack to share and a beverage of your own choice.
RSVP by Tuesday, November 1st to RoxAnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

COFFEE BREAK: Tuesday, November 8th, 10:00AM—Starbucks at Jerry’s Foods
5101 Vernon Av, Edina
Give yourself a treat before voting! Come sit in the ambience of the fireplace in this spacious cafe while having one of your favorite coffee drinks.
RSVP by Monday, November 7th to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, November 8th—Southdale or Edina Theater

Movie and time will be announced when they become available.

RSVP to ChrisM@TheWanderersMSP.org

OUT & ABOUT: Thursday, November 10th, 11:00AM—The Museum of Russian Art

5500 Stevens Ave So, MPLS, MN 55419 (corner of Diamond Lake Road and 35W)

Join a docent-led tour of this unique museum. Of special interest is CAPTURING THE PRISTINE: UKRAINIAN- MINNESOTA ARTIST USTIMCHUK, which captures awesome renderings of Northern Minnesota landscapes. Their permanent exhibits include works from Armenia to Uzbekistan. Much of the art work is large-sized and you can get quite close to each work.

Tickets are $12-14 (I shopped the unique gift shop during COVID; great teas.)
Parking available at Mayflower Church lot.
We may lunch at Heather’s 5201 Chicago Ave, MPLS after (killer blackened salmon BLT). RSVP by Monday, November 7th to DianeH@TheWanderersMSP.org

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NEEDLECRAFTERS: Mondays, November 14th and 28th, 10:00AM—Southdale Food Court

Bring your fun projects and personalities to the Food Court, which is spacious and perfect for social distancing. The food places open at 11:00 so you may want to bring your own drink.
RSVP by the day before to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

LUNCH BUNCH: Tuesday November 15th, 11:30 AM —Mason Jar Restaurant, Bar, and Cupcake Bakery

1565 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN

Someone recommended this restaurant and I have heard great things about it.

RSVP by Friday, November 11th to MaryOC@TheWanderersMSP.org

HAPPY HOUR: Thursday November 17th, 4:30PM—Pajarito
3910 W. 50th St., Edina
Come get happy with us.
Heading to the Open Eye? Join us for pre-theater drinks & apps before heading to Rustica for the carpool. Menu at https://edina.pajaritorestaurant.com/edina-pajarito-edina-food-menu

RSVP by Tuesday, November 15th to VikkiG@TheWanderersMSP.org

CURTAIN’S UP: Thursday, November 17th, 6:15PM Departure/7:30PMShow—Open Eye Theatre
506 East 24th St, MPLS, MN 55404
Chuckles, adventure, love and murder. Our monthly theater picks will have you laughing, wondering and amazed. “To Boldly Go…The Adventures of an Indigenous Space Cadet” featuring Kevin Kling. Reflections of traditional stories, robots, sci-fi and the vital place for indigenous science and storytelling. Tickets $23-25. ORDER TICKETS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS SUPPLIES LIMITED at https://www.openeyetheatre.org/
Pre-theater drinks & apps at Pajarito at 4:30
A carpool will leave from Rustica Bakery parking lot (NE corner of Southdale) at 6:15PM
RSVP by Contact —DianeH@TheWanderersMSP.org. Please indicate if you plan to carpool or will be meeting us at the theater.

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, November 29th, 3:15PM Social/3:30PMDiscuss—Cahill Bistro
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict (historical fiction) Kathy Vaughn facilitator
The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian—who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true. From New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.
RSVP by Friday, November 25th to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

COMING UP

LOAVES AND FISHES: Saturdays, December 3rd, 1/7, 2/4 and 3/4, 3:30-5:00PM—-Wooddale Lutheran Church 2120 West 76th Street, Richfield, MN 55423 (across street from Best Buy HQ)
Loaves and Fishes first provided meals to Minnesotans in 1982 at the Dorothy Day Center and St. Stephen’s. By the end of 2020 it had served 4,454,745 fresh meals in several MN locations.

On the first Saturday of every winter month we will help prepare donated fresh foods in the following ways: Cutting veggies and fresh fruit, seasoning and preparing primary proteins and starches. Once prepared we place the fresh foods into 150 to-go boxes. (They may convert to in-house serving at a later date.) Aprons, gloves and hair nets provided as are sharp knives and cooking utensils. No heavy lifting is required and you don’t have to serve the prepared food. You do not need to stay for clean-up.

We only need 4 people per date and will do Happy Hour/dinner at Lucky 13 afterwards. Other Wanderers are welcome to join us for dinner.
RSVP by Thursday, December 1st to DianeH@TheWanderersMSP.org

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: Wednesday, December 7th, 11:30AM—Minneapolis Golf Club
2001 Flag Avenue S., St. Louis Park
The invitation and RSVP form were emailed to members and prospects on October 17th.
RSVP by Monday, November 7th with your check for $26. Former info contact CarlaH@TheWanderersMSP.org

CURTAIN’S UP!: Friday, December 16th, 6:45Departure/7:30PMShow—Minnetonka Theater
18285 Highway 7, Minnetonka (Minnetonka High School)
“Little Women, the Musical”
, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, follows the adventures of the famous sisters. ORDER INDIVIDUAL $23-25 TICKETS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS SUPPLIES LIMITED. https:// www.minnetonkatheatre.com/
A carpool will leave from Rustica Bakery parking lot (NE corner of Southdale) at 6:15PM
RSVP to DianeH@TheWanderersMSP.org Please indicate if you plan to carpool or will be meeting us at the theater.

HOLIDAY DONATIONWomenVenture
The Board has decided to make a charitable donation on behalf of The Wanderers to a non-profit that serves women. They chose WomenVenture, St.Paul. For over forty years, WomenVenture has provided women of all ages, cultures, races and income levels with the tools and resources to achieve economic success through small business ownership.Their mission is to empower women to achieve their economic goals by building profitable and sustainable businesses that transform communities. They promote a world where women-owned businesses are the economic engine that powers the world. Their values are inclusion, impact, and innovation.
We encourage you to personally participate. Please bring your tax-deductible check payable to WomenVenture to the holiday luncheon,

CURTAIN’S UP!: Thursday, June 8th, 7:30PM—Guthrie Theater

818 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

“Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie

A who-dun-it mystery, about a murdered mogul and a lux train filled with suspicions. Detective Hercule Poirot interviews the travelers, develops theories and cleverly determines the murder’s motivations.
Single tickets go on sale November 15th. Fifteen people are needed for group purchases. Senior discounts are available. https://www.guthrietheater.org/shows-and-tickets/2022-2023-season/

RSVP ASAP to GaylaH@TheWanderersMSP.org to see if we’ve got enough for a group discount.

 ALL ABOUT US

BRIDGE: Have some playing experience or are taking lessons? Let’s play! You can practice on AARP’s free website. Text Jane Carpenter at 952-484-2760 if you’re interested.

October 2022 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

Brrr…you can certainly tell it’s fall today. Halloween is coming up at the end of the month. But we promise there will be no tricks—just a month of treating yourself to a variety of fun activities with your Wanderers friends!

Garden Goddesses—-DIY a solar garden light

Do-Gooders Day—-pitch in to help VEAP

Out & About—-come along to take in the American Craft Made Marketplace

Needlecrafters—-we’re moving into the food court for the season

Coffee Break—-Margo’s always has the best treats!

Flicks & Fun—see a great show; enjoy happy hour nearby afterward 

Garden Goddesses—-come get tips for winter outdoor gardening

Lunch Bunch—enjoy lunch at Mallard’s

Happy Hour—meet us at Lela’s for great apps, drinks and laughs

Books & Booze—-discuss the “Glass Hotel”

Card Sharks—-come for fun and laughter

See you there!        

 Sally Ebnet   Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

GARDEN GODDESSES: Friday, September 30th, 9:00AM—-at the home of a member

We will gather for garden conversation and DIY a solar garden light . Cost will be $10.00 or less. You must respond so we can purchase the materials.

RSVP by September 27th to LizK@TheWanderersMSP.org

DO-GOODERS DAY: Tuesday, October 4th, 1:45PM Departure—Bloomington VEAP

9600 Aldrich Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420

VEAP is a basic needs organization whose programs include access to healthy foods, social services, housing stability and supportive services. 

We will work at the VEAP food shelf from 2:15-5:15. Training is provided. Our commitment to VEAP is the first Tuesday, every other month: October 4, December 6, February 7. April 4.

We will have dinner/Happy Hour at Lucky 13 Pub near Southtown after our service.

A carpool leaves the east side parking lot of the Southtown AMF Bowling Alley at 1:45 PM. Please indicate if you plan to carpool or meet us there. If you drive: go around to the west side of the building (overlooking 35W) and park farther back if possible—keep closer rows open for Food Shelf clients. Enter through Door 2 on the west side marked “VEAP Volunteers and Staff.” Wear closed-toed shoes.

RSVP by Wednesday, September 28th to PattiS@TheWanderersMSP.org

OUT & ABOUT: Friday, October 7th, 1:30PM Departure—-American Craft Made Marketplace

Saint Paul RiverCentre, 174 West Kellogg Boulevard,  St. Paul, MN 55102

Let’s meet and shop for crafts from across the country and discover that perfect handmade piece to take home with you. Browse one-of-a-kind crafts from over 200 artists at the in-person marketplace At St. Paul’s River Center.  The Council is a nonprofit that connects craft communities and traditions to advance craft’s impact in contemporary American life and to keep craft artists and the community connected, inspired, and thriving. This show only is produced here and in Baltimore.  We will dine at the infamous Mancini’s steak house afterwards.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Purchase tickets online at:  https://www.craftcouncil.org/show/season/american-craft-made-st-paul

A carpool will leave the Macy’s Southdale parking area, (Rustica level) at 1:30PM. Please indicate if you plan to carpool and are willing to drive, or will meet us there.

RSVP by Monday, October 3rd to DianeH@TheWanderersMSP.org

NEEDLECRAFTERS: Mondays October 10th & 24th, 10:00AM—-Southdale Food Court

NOTE: Location Change for the cooler months

Bring your knitting, crochet or any craft to enjoy over coffee at the Food Court in Southdale.

RSVP by previous day to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

COFFEE BREAK:Tuesday, October 11h, 10:00AM—Margo’s Patisserie 

4510 Valley View Rd, Edina

Delicious bakery treats and coffee. This cafe is a favorite for many. Come and relax!

RSVP by Monday, October 10th to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

FLICKS & FUN:  Tuesday, October 11th —-Southdale AMC or Edina

Watch your inbox. Movie and time will be announced when they become available. Happy Hour to follow nearby.

RSVP by Monday,October 10th to ChrisM@TheWanderersMSP.org

GARDEN GODDESSES: Friday, October 14th, 9:00AM—-Location TBA

Gardners don’t lose their green thumbs when the calendar says winter has arrived. Join us for winter outdoor-container design and accessory swap. We are not going to bring soil and pots, but share creative accessories and ideas to include: winterberry branches, vinca vine, boxwood branches, holiday ornaments, hydrangea blooms, boughs of fir and pine, ribbons, cones,…anything that would brighten an outdoor entry way during winter. 

RSVP by Tuesday, October 11th to LizK@TheWanderersMSP.org

LUNCH BUNCH:  Tuesday October 18th, 11:30 AM —Mallard’s Restaurant 

2300 W 80th 1/2 St, Bloomington, MN 55431

Mallard’s Restaurant is a family operated restaurant offering Seafood and Cajun food in a Chef crafted menu selection inspired by the owner’s travels. 

RSVP by Friday, October 14th to MaryOC@TheWanderersMSP.org

HAPPY HOUR: Thursday, October 20th, 4:30PM—-Lela Restaurant.

5601 W 78th St. Bloomington, Sheraton Hotel (former Sofitel)

Lela Restaurant has a laid-back, fun atmosphere with an overall theme of Intriguingly simple, captivating design and menu, yet simple and comfortable. Lela Restaurant focuses on fresh ingredients centered around steak, crudos and hand-made pasta paired with inventive beverage offerings.  

RSVP by Monday, October 17th to VikkiG@TheWanderersMSP.org

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, October 25th, 3:15PM Social/3:30 PM Discussion– Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (fiction mystery) Liz Amiot facilitator

Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby’s glass wall: Why don’t you swallow broken glass. High above Manhattan, a greater crime is committed: Alkaitis is running an international Ponzi scheme, moving imaginary sums of money through clients’ accounts. 

RSVP by Friday, October 21st to  AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

CARD SHARKS: Thursday, October 27th, 2:00PM at Home of a Member

NOTE Time & Location Change!

We’re playing any game(s) that the group wants. Dessert will be served; tea and water will be available. I don’t stock up at Costco like Linda.  Please bring a snack to share. 

RSVP by Tuesday, October 25th to sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

COMING UP

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, November 29th, 3:15PM Social/3:30PMDiscuss—Cahill Bistro

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict (historical fiction) Kathy Vaughn facilitator

The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian—who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true. From New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray. 

RSVP by Friday, November 25th to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

September 2022 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

Summer is flying by! I’m loving today’s rain and hoping cooler weather is ahead.  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. Come along for the fun and friendship—and great food, too!

Check out our website at  TheWanderersMSP.org

Out and About—tour the Watt Muunisotaram Buddhist Temple

Garden Tour—-enjoy the last of the summer blooms at the Lyndale Park Gardens

Needlecrafters—winter’s coming—time to start those cozy, warm projects 

Flicks & Fun—see the latest at AMC

Coffee Break—enjoy coffee and breakfast at Patrick’s at Bachman’s

Card Sharks—we’ll gather at Linda’s for fun and conversation 

Books & Booze—discuss “The Last Thing He Told Me”

Happy Hour—-meet us at Protagonist for bees & apps

See you there!   

 Sally Ebnet     Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

COFFEE BREAK:  Tuesday, September 6th, 10:00AM—Patrick’s Bakery & Cafe

6010 Lyndale Ave S, At Bachman’s 

Indoors but spacious.  You can have coffee, something decadent or quiche in a greenhouse.

RSVP by Monday, Sept 5 to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

OUT & ABOUT: Thursday, September 8th, 8:30 Departure—Watt Munisotaram Tour and Lunch

Hampton, MN

Cost:  Donation of your choice to the monk giving the tour

Watt Munisotaram, (see on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/WattMunisotaramOfficial) is a Cambodian Buddhist temple, located on a 40-acre plot in rural Hampton, Minnesota.  Driving time to get there is 40 minutes.  This renown temple, which is very ornate and colorful, is extremely unique in the U.S.  This is the largest Buddhist temple in MN.  The campus includes the old temple, which serves as the residence for the monks and priests who live year-round at the temple; an outdoor shrine; a stupa (a building where small relics of the Buddha and two of his disciples are housed); and the main temple: a large building with spaces for meditation and community gatherings. Wear comfortable shoes that you can take off and put on easily.   Must be at the main door for the 9:45-noon tour.

12 Noon lunch at Dan’s Bar and Grill.

RSVP by Sunday, September 4th to MaryOC@TheWanderersMSP.org or AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org Shea,  YOU MUST ALSO indicate if you want to car pool and are willing to drive.  Car Poolers will pay driver for gas.

NEEDLECRAFTERS: Mondays September 12th & 26th, 10:00AM—-Rustica Bakery

Southdale

Bring your knitting, crochet or any craft to enjoy over coffee and treats at Rustica Bakery.

We will be outside on the patio, weather permitting.

RSVP by previous day to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, September 13th—Time and Movie TBA

Southdale AMC

Keep cool at an afternoon movie.  Watch your inbox for more info as it becomes available.

Happy Hour to follow nearby for those interested.

RSVP by Monday, September 12thto ChrisM@TheWanderersMSP.org

GARDEN TOUR: Wednesday, September 14th, 11:00AM—-Lake Harriet Rose Garden

4124 Roseway Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55408

The Lyndale Park Gardens encompass the Peace Garden, Rose Garden, Annual & Perennial Garden, and a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden. The Peace Garden features hardy alpine plants and dwarf conifers and begins blooming in mid-April. The Annual/Perennial peaks in mid-June and the Rose Garden typically begins blooming in mid-June and lasts until early October. Butterflies and hummingbirds can be seen throughout the summer.

Located on the northeast shore of Lake Harriet, on Roseway Road between East Lake Harriet Parkway and King’s Highway (aka Dupont Avenue South.) Park along the parkway and meet at lakeside entrance.

Lunch to follow nearby.

RSVP by Monday, September 12th to JaneC@TheWanderersMSP.org

HAPPY HOUR: Thursday, September 15th, 4:30PM—Protagonist Kitchen & Bar

6601 Lyndale Ave., Richfield

Join the girls at the former Houlihan’s location.  They’ve got a unique menu of starters—all $2 off.  Park in the lot behind of Lyndale.https://www.protagonistkitchenandbar.com/menu#menu=dinner

RSVP by Tuesday, September 13th to VikkiG@TheWanderersMSP.org

CARD SHARKS:  Wednesday, September 21st, 6:00PM at Linda Schiltz’s home

11957 Tiffany Lane, Eden Prairie

We’re playing any game(s) that the group wants. Dessert will be served; tea and water will be available. Feel free to BYOB and a snack to share.

RSVP by Sunday, September 18th to LindaS@TheWanderersMSP.org

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, September 27, 3:15PM Social/3:30PM Discussion– Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439

“The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave (mystery fiction thriller) Molly Lutz facilitator

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. 

RSVP by Friday, September 23rd to LindaR@TheWanderersMSP.org

COMING UP

DO GOODERS DAY: Tuesday, October 4th, 1:45PM Departure—Bloomington VEAP

9600 Aldrich Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420

VEAP is a basic needs organization whose programs include access to healthy foods, social services, housing stability and supportive services. 

We will work at the VEAP food shelf from 2:15-5:15. Training is provided. Our commitment to VEAP is the first Tuesday, every other month: October 4, December 6, February 7. April 4.

We will have dinner/Happy Hour at Lucky 13 Pub near Southtown after our service.

A carpool leaves the east side parking lot of the Southtown AMF Bowling Alley at 1:45 PM. Please indicate if you plan to carpool or meet us there. If you drive: go around to the west side of the building (overlooking 35W) and park farther back if possible—keep closer rows open for Food Shelf clients. Enter through Door 2 on the west side marked “VEAP Volunteers and Staff.” Wear closed-toed shoes.

RSVP by Wednesday, September 28th to PattiS@TheWanderersMSP.org

OUT & ABOUT: Friday, October 7th, 1:30PM Departure—-American Craft Made Marketplace

Saint Paul RiverCentre, 174 West Kellogg Boulevard,  St. Paul, MN 55102

Let’s meet and shop for crafts from across the country and discover that perfect handmade piece to take home with you. Browse one-of-a-kind crafts from over 200 artists at the in-person marketplace At St. Paul’s River Center.  The Council is a nonprofit that connects craft communities and traditions to advance craft’s impact in contemporary American life and to keep craft artists and the community connected, inspired, and thriving. This show only is produced here and in Baltimore.  We will dine at the infamous Mancini’s steak house afterwards.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Purchase tickets online at:  https://www.craftcouncil.org/show/season/american-craft-made-st-paul

A carpool will leave the Macy’s Southdale parking area, (Rustica level) at 1:30PM. Please indicate if you plan to carpool and are willing to drive, or will meet us there.

RSVP by Monday, October 3rd to DianeH@TheWanderersMSP.org

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, October 25th, 3:15PM Social/3:30 PM Discussion– Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (fiction mystery) Liz Amiot facilitator

Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby’s glass wall: Why don’t you swallow broken glass. High above Manhattan, a greater crime is committed: Alkaitis is running an international Ponzi scheme, moving imaginary sums of money through clients’ accounts. 

RSVP: by Friday, October 21st to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: Wednesday, December 7th, 11:30AM—Minneapolis Golf Club

Save the date!  Please join us for our annual festive and fun holiday luncheon.  This will be something special. It’s a wonderful way for us to celebrate our friendship and successful year.  We are fortunate to have use of a beautiful private dining room at Minneapolis Golf Club, adorned with lovely holiday decor and a panoramic view of the outside grounds. 

Cost will be $25 per person. The Wanderers Club will provide beverages, wine, and dessert as a special gift to the membership.

Look for a more detailed announcement in the near future with the opportunity to sign up and indicate your menu choices.

ALL ABOUT US

GARDENERS KNOW THE BEST DIRT:  Gardener’s Interest Group
This new activity is a spin-off from conversations at Carol’s garden party. Some of the things we might do include sharing plants, touring gardens, making garden art, trying new techniques, and sharing tips and tricks—all in the company of enthusiasts both new to gardening and those with dirt under their fingernails. Watch for the announcement of our first meeting. Interested? Contact LizK@TheWanderersMSP.org

LOVES & FISHES:

Would you be interested in volunteering on a Saturday or Sunday from 2:30-5:30PM?

Contact DianeH@TheWanderersMSP.org

August 2022 Newsletter

A note from our President…..

Summer’s going faster than ever.  Come on out and enjoy it with us before it’s all gone!  

Do-Gooders Day—help us help out at VEAP

Flicks & Fun—cool off at a new movie

Lunch Bunch—join us for great food at the

Needlecrafters—there’s lots of chatting and some knitting at Rustica

Garden Coffee Break—enjoy coffee and treats in Marcia’s garden

Card Sharks—come play any game that “suits” you at Linda’s 

Happy Hour—get happy at Pittsburgh Blue

Books & Booze—discuss “The Great Alone”

See you there!   sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

PLEASE NOTE THAT RSVPs NEED TO BE RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER

  BETTER TO RSVP EARLY AND CANCEL IF NECESSARY

THAN TO CALL  AFTER THE RSVP DATE.

ACTIVITIES

DO-GOODERS DAY: Tuesday, August 2, 1:45 PM Carpool Departure—-Bloomington VEAP  9600 Aldrich Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420

VEAP is a basic needs organization whose programs include access to healthy foods, social services, housing stability and supportive services. We will work at the VEAP food shelf from 2:15-5:15. Training is provided. Our commitment to VEAP is the first Tuesday, every other month: August 2, October 4, December 6, February 7. April 4. We will have dinner/Happy Hour at Lucky 13 Pub near Southtown after our service.

A carpool leaves the east side parking lot of the Southtown AMF Bowling Alley at 1:45PM. Please indicate if you plan to carpool or meet us there. If you drive: go around to the west side of the building (overlooking 35W) and park farther back if possible—keep closer rows open for Food Shelf clients. Enter through Door 2 on the west side marked “VEAP Volunteers and Staff.” Wear closed-toed shoes.

RSVP by Wednesday, July 27th to PattiS@TheWanderersMSP.org

FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, August  9th —Time and Movie TBA

Keep cool at an afternoon movie.  Watch your inbox for more info as it becomes available.

Happy Hour to follow nearby for those interested.

RSVP by previous day to ChrisM@TheWanderersMSP.org

LUNCH BUNCH:  Thursday, August 11th, 11:30AM—The Block

7007 Walker Street,Saint Louis Park

The Block serves up hot broasted chicken, elevated bar food, sandwiches and burgers, rice bowls, vegan items and more.  Carol Schaub recommended this restaurant. Please contact Mary if you would like to suggest a restaurant. Fully vaccinated only please. 

RSVP by Wednesday, August 3rd to MaryOC@TheWanderersMSP.org

NEEDLECRAFTERS: Mondays August 15th & 29th, 10:00AM—-Rustica Bakery

Southdale

Bring your knitting, crochet or any craft to enjoy over coffee and treats at Rustica Bakery.

We will be outside on the patio, weather permitting.

RSVP by previous day to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

GARDEN COFFEE BREAK: Tuesday,  August 16th, 10:00AM—Marcia Groth’s home

8429 Little Road, Bloomington, MN 55437

Enjoy complimentary coffee and treats in Marcia‘s beautiful garden!  Come and enjoy visiting outdoors! 

Bring a fun sun hat!  Postponed if it rains. 

RSVP by Saturday, August 13th to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

CARD SHARKS: Wednesday, August 24th, 6:00PM—at the home of a member

We’re playing any game(s) that the group wants. Dessert will be served; tea and water will be available. Feel free to bring a beverage of your own or a snack to share.

RSVP by Sunday, August 22nd to LindaS@TheWanderersMSP.org

HAPPY HOUR: Friday, August, 19th, 4:30PM—Pittsburgh Blue

Galleria

Weather permitting we’ll meet on their patio.  Menu at: https://pittsburghbluesteak.com/uploads/PittsburghBlue-Edina-HappyHour-Menu.pdf

RSVP by Wednesday, August 17th to sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, August 30th, 3:30 PM – Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439

The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah (nonfiction) (facilitator – Chantel Hacker)

“Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong.

RSVP by Friday, August, 26th to AnneS@theWanderersMSP.org

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, September 27th, 3:30 PM – Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439

“The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave (mystery fiction thriller)Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. 

July 2022 Newsletter

A note from our President…..

            AAhhh….Although way too hot, these are some perfect summer days.  I hate to think they they’ll start getting shorter this week. Come on out and take advantage of this great Minnesota (but sadly way to short) season with us.

Saturday Brunch—relax at Carol’s “Staycation” Garden Party

Needlecrafters—have settled on a new home at SD’s Rustica

Lunch Bunch—meet us at the new Smack Shack

Garden Happy Hours—come sit among the flowers in Sally & Pam’s Gardens

Card Sharks—there’ll be lots of fun and laughs at Linda’s

Coffee Break—enjoy something sweet or savory at People’s Organic

Lake M’tonka Cruise—kick back on the lake

Books & Booze—discuss Carnegie’s Maid

See you there!

            Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

6th ANNUAL GARDEN BRUNCH: Saturday, July 2nd, 10:00AM—At Member’s Home

Come join this casual Wanderers gathering for conversation and good food. My garden has lots of shade; however, if you are sun-sensitive wear a hat.  Menu is potluck – so bring one of your favorite dishes. Come prepared to share one good thing that came out of COVID lockdown–no Negative Nellies—we need more positivity in our lives! I will have my preserves available for anyone who wants to purchase. If it rains we’ll reschedule.

RSVP by Saturday, June 25th to carol.schaub@comcast.net

Please indicate what you plan to bring so we achieve some balance.  Later responses may be asked to help “round out” the offerings. I prefer that you email your response (that makes it easier for me to keep track

Directions: Hwy 100 north, exit to Cedar Lake Road, go west to Oregon and turn left. Fyi, stoplight at Nevada, then Oregon comes up just one house lot further. 

FLICKS & FUN:  Tuesday, July 5th—Time & Show TBA—AMC Southdale

Catch one of the latest movies at a discount with us.  Anne will announce the movie and meeting time as it gets closer.  Happy Hour to follow at PF Chang’s.

GARDEN HAPPY HOUR: Thursday, July 7th, 5:30PM—Sally’s Garden

4501 Claremore Court, Edina

I love sharing my ever-changing garden. Please bring a hearty appetizer to share. Lemonade and iced tea provided. BYOB if you prefer.

RSVP by Monday, July 4th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

NEEDLECRAFTERS: Mondays, July 11th & 25th, 10:00AM—Rustica Bakery

Southdale

Bring your fun projects and personalities back to Rustica Bakery, which has proven to be a good place to meet.

RSVP by the day before to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

COFFEE BREAK:  Tuesday, July 12th, 10:00AM—People’s Organic

At Southdale near PF Chang’s

On the patio if weather is nice. I’m liking this place. Large breakfast menu, great coffee and service.

RSVP by Monday, July 11th to Gail S@TheWanderersMSP.org

LUNCH BUNCH:  Thursday, July 14th, 11:30AM—The Smack Shack 

3801 Minnesota Blvd, Bloomington (Formerly Fudrucker’s)

Committed to serving sustainable seafood and known for lobster boils and lobster rolls served in a fun, casual atmosphere. Fully vaccinated only please. 

RSVP by Wednesday, July 20th to MaryOC@TheWanderersMSP.org

CARD SHARKS:  Wednesday, July 20th, 6:00PM—at Member’s

We’re playing any game{s} the group wants.  Tea and water will be available. Feel free to bring a beverage of your choice–or a snack to share.  Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP by Sunday, July 17th to Linda S@TheWanderersMSP.org

GARDEN HAPPY HOUR #2:  Friday, July 22, 5:30PM—-Pam Hart’s Garden

6305 Russell Ave., Richfield

Enjoy Pam’s garden at it’s prime.  Please bring a hearty appetizer or salad to share.  Iced tea provided.  BYOB if you prefer.

RSVP by Tuesday, July 19th to PamH@TheWanderersMSP.org

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, July 26th, 3:30PM—-Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict (historical fiction)

Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home.

RSVP by Friday, July 23rd to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

COMING UP

GARDEN COFFEE BREAK: Tuesday,  August 16th, 10:00AM—At Member’s

Enjoy complimentary coffee and treats in Marcia‘s beautiful garden!  Come and enjoy visiting outdoors!

Bring a fun sun hat!  Postponed if it rains. 

RSVP by Saturday, August 13th to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, August 30th, 3:30 PM – Cahill Bistro,

7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439

The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah (nonfiction) (facilitator – Chantel Hacker)

“Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong.

RSVP: by Friday, July  27th tAnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

June 2022 Newsletter

A note from our President…..

The long wait is over.  Spring has finally sprung.  My garden is looking spectacular—tulips, iris, red bud tree—along with all the magnolias and crabs that are in full bloom around town.  Come out and enjoy the weather and all the fun & food we have planned!

Do-Gooders Day—help us feed the needy at VEAP

Coffee Break—meet us at Yorktown’s Panera Bread

Needlecrafters—it’s “show and tell” at Rustica

Lunch Bunch—we’re taking the train downtown to Dayton’s

Flicks & Fun—-catch the latest film and discuss at PFChang’s

Card Sharks—have some fun playing cards at Linda’s

Happy Hour—enjoy apps & bevs on the patio at Tavern 23

Books & Booze—discusses “Tortilla Curtain”

Garden Tour—spring has sprung at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

Books and Booze—discuss Tortilla Curtain at Cahill Bistro

See you there!             Sally Ebnet             sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

DO-GOODERS DAY: Tuesday, June 7th, 1:15PM Carpool Departure—-Bloomington VEAP 

9600 Aldrich Avenue South, Bloomington, MN  55420

VEAP is a basic needs organization whose programs include access to healthy foods, social services, housing stability and supportive services. We will sort donated produce for the VEAP food shelf from 2:15-5:15.  Training is provided.  Our commitment to VEAP is the first Tuesday, every other month: June 7, August 2, October 4 and December 6.

We can have dinner/Happy Hour at Lucky 13 near Southtown after our service.

A carpool leaves the east side parking lot of the Southtown Bowling Alley at 1:15PM.  Please indicate if you plan to carpool or meet us there. If you drive: go around to the west side of the building (overlooking 35W) and park farther back if possible—keep closer rows open for Food Shelf clients. Enter through Door 2 on the west side marked “VEAP Volunteers and Staff”

RSVP by Wednesday, June 1st to PattiS@TheWanderersMSP.org

COFFEE BREAK: Tuesday, June 7th, 10:00 AM—Panera Bread

Yorktown Shopping Center

Enjoy friends and delicious treats.

RSVP: by Saturday, June 5th to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

NEEDLE CRAFTERS:  Tuesday, June 14, 10:00AM—Rustica Bakery

Southdale (Near North entrance where JC Penney’s used to be)

We will meet only once in June. Bring any show and tell you have been working on!

RSVP by Sunday, June 12th to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org


LUNCH BUNCH:  Thursday, June 16th, 10:45 AM Departure—-Wood & Paddle Eatery

31 S 7th St, Minneapolis

Let’s take the light rail downtown for lunch. After lunch we’ll walk over and check out The Dayton’s Project in the the historic downtown Minneapolis department store building on Nicollet Mall.  

We’ll meet at We will meet at the Mall of America light rail station at 10:45 and travel to the Nicollet Mall station. Trains depart every 10 minutes.   Fully vaccinated only please.

RSVP by Monday, June 13th to MaryOC@TheWanderersMSP.org

FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, June 21st—Time & Show TBA—AMC Southdale

Catch one of the newest movies at a discount with us.  Anne will announce the movie and meeting time as it gets closer. Happy Hour to follow at PF Chang’s.

CARD SHARKS:Monday, June 20th, 2:00PM-at the home of a member

NOTE THE EARLIER TIME!  

We’re playing any game(s) that the group wants.  Tea and water will be available. Feel free to bring a beverage of your own or a snack to share.  Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP by Saturday, June 18th to LindaS@TheWanderersMSP.org

HAPPY HOUR: Thursday, June 23rd, 4:30PM—-Tavern 23

7651 France Avenue

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!  That’s our motto—let’s live it!  Join us—hopefully on the patio overlooking Centennial Lakes.  You too, non-imbibers!       https://www.tavern23mn.com/menu/happy-hour/

RSVP by Tuesday June 21st to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, June 28th, 3:30PM—Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave., Edina (70th/Cahill)

The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle (fiction) 

Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: he a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Cándido and América Rincón desperately cling to their vision of the American Dream as they fight off starvation in a makeshift camp deep in the ravine. And from the moment a freak accident brings Cándido and Delaney into intimate contact, these four and their opposing worlds gradually intersect in what becomes a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.

RSVP by Sunday, June 26th to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

GARDEN TOUR: Thursday, June 30th, 10:30AM Departure—Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden                      1 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Mpls.

We’ll join a naturalist for an 11-11:45AM tour to learn about the seasonal plants blooming inthis peaceful, 14-acre sanctuary. Founded in 1907, this Garden is the oldest public native plant garden in the United States. More than 500 native plant species grow within the Garden’s woodland, wetland, and prairie habitats. More than 130 resident and migratory bird species travel through or reside within the Garden. Lunch to follow somewhere nearby.

A carpool will leave from the  Hoigard’s parking lot at Miracle Mile Mall at 10:030AM  Please let me know if you plan to be there or will meet us at the garden at 11:00. 

RSVP by Tuesday, June 28th to Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

COMING UP

CAROL’S ANNUAL JULY GARDEN PARTY: Saturday, July 2nd, 10:00AM 

At the home of a member

Come join this Wanderers casual gathering for conversation and good food. Her garden has lots of shade; however, if you are sun-sensitive wear a hat. Menu is potluck – so bring one of your favorite dishes. Later responses may be asked to help “round out” the offerings. Come prepared to share one good thing that came out of the covid lockdown – no “Negative Nellies” – we need more positivity in our lives! I will have my preserves available for anyone who wants to purchase. If it rains we’ll reschedule.

RSVP by Saturday, June 25th to carol.schaub@comcast.net

May 2022 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

April showers bring May flowers—let’s hope! It’s coming down again as I write this.  Will this week be the last of it?  We Minnesotans don’t let a little bad weather keep us home.  Come on out for all the new and fun things we’ve got on the calendar.  Be assured there’s always great food and drinks involved.

Coffee Break—don’t miss breakfast at People’s Organic

Garden Tour—walk around Centennial Lakes and HH at Tavern 23 

Card Sharks—Linda’s place is always a blast!

Lunch Bunch—meet us on the patio at Redstone

Books & Booze—join us for a drinks, apps and a great discussion

Flicks & Fun—get out for a new flick and Happy Hour

Needlecrafters—the knitters are finally back at Patisserie Margot

Happy Hour—meet the girls at Tavern on France

See May 15th RSVP Deadline for July 18th Lake Minnetonka Sunset Cruise—under “Coming Up”

See you there!         Sally Ebnet     (952) 920-4042      SallyEbnet@yahoo.com

ACTIVITIES

NEEDLECRAFTERS: Monday, May 2nd and Monday, May 16th, Noon—-Patisserie Margo

4510 Valley View Rd. 

We’re back to Margo’s twice this month! Bring your needlework and enjoy delicious treats or soup.

RSVP by Sunday, May 1st to Gail at gasa6540@gmail.com or 952-484-6127

FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, May 3rd—Time & Show TBA—AMC Southdale

Catch one of the newest movies at a discount with us.  Chris will announce the movie and meeting time as it gets closer. Happy Hour to follow at PF Chang’s.

GARDEN TOUR: Friday, May 6th, 3:00PM—Centennial Lakes Walk and Happy Hour

Meet us on the path near Tavern 23’s patio. We’ll build up a thirst and head back for their Happy Hour.

RSVP by Thursday, May 5th to Jane at 952-925-2066. 

COFFEE BREAK:  Tuesday, May 10th, 10:00AM—People’s Organic

East side of Southdale Center

We’ll enjoy the patio if we have good weather. If not, the inside is huge and very comfortable.

RSVP by  Sunday, May 8th to Gail at 952-484-6127 or gasa6540@gmail.com

THEATRE OUTING: Thursday, May 12th, 10:30AM Departure – Maynards/Old Log Theater 5185 Meadville Street, Greenwood, MN 55331
11:00AM Lunch (Maynard’s, 685 Excelsior Blvd.) & 1:30PM Play –
Escape to Margaritaville 

Welcome to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforget- 

table songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and En- tertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you. 

Cost: Pay your own tab at Maynard’s. Play is $30 at the door 

Carpooling: A carpool will leave the back parking lot of Kohl!s at Knollwood (Hwy.7/#169) at 10:30AM. Please indicate when you RSVP if you plan to participate and are willing to drive.
RSVP: by Friday, April 29th to Kathy Vaughn at 612-310-3934 or KVDesigns@hotmail.com Please provide your cell phone number, if you want to carpool, and if you will be joining us for lunch. 

Directions to the Old Log: Hwy. 7 West to Excelsior. Turn RIGHT (N) at Christmas Lake Road stoplight. Turn LEFT (W) onto Excelsior Blvd. Go three blocks and turn RIGHT onto Minnetonka Blvd/Old Loge to the theatre immediately on your right.+99

CARD SHARKS:Wednesday,May 18th, 6:00PM—-at Linda Schiltz’s home

2811957 Tiffany Lane, Eden Prairie

We’re playing any game(s) that the group wants. Dessert will be served; tea and water will be available. Feel free to bring a beverage of your own or a snack to share.  Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP by Tuesday, May 17th to Linda at SkyBlu5347@yahoo.com or 612-616-6557

HAPPY HOUR: Monday, May 23rd, 4:30PM—-Tavern on France

6740 France Avenue

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!  That’s our motto—let’s live it!  Join us—hopefully on the patio—for this new monthly activity.  You too, non-imbibers!            https://www.thetaverngrill.com/event/happy-hour/

RSVP by Sunday, May 22nd to Sally at SallyEbnet@yahoo.com

1st ANNUAL RETREAT: Tuesday May 24 – Friday May 27, 2022

Boyd’s Mason Lake Resort, Fifield, WI (3½ hour drive from Mpls.)

owned by our new member: Chris Simon    

Cost:   $520 – includes 3 meals a day, and your own bed.  Share carpool gas costs

Events:   Nature, nature and more nature, plus companionship. That’s it!

·      Pontoon boat ride and a cookout is included, bring your own wine

·      S’mores by the fire

·      Walking on trails, 

·      Quiet and rural

·      On a lake with 5 lakes joining together

·      Easy and fun games hour

·      Craft hour – bring your own craft or knitting

·      Time to read if you want to bring a book by the indoor fireplace

·      Private dock, wildlife and loons

·      Big beautiful house on the lake with heat

·      Screened in porch

RSVP: by Friday, April 8th to Anne Shea 612-327-7763     $200 deposit down                  

For more information, check out the website:  http://www.boydsmasonlakeresort.com

Who is going so far: Anne Shea, Carla Hawley, Laurie Thro, Anna Wanglie, Mary Olson Coleman, Chris Simon

LUNCH BUNCH:  Tuesday, May 31, 11:30 AM —Redstone American Grille 

8000 Town Center Place, Eden Prairie

Lovely large patio overlooking a pond (weather permitting). Fully vaccinated only please.

RSVP by Monday, May 23rd to Mary text 612-804-9489 or molsoncoleman@yahoo.com

COMING UP

D0-GOODERS DAY: Tuesday, June 7th, 1:15PM Departure—-Bloomington VEAP

9600 Aldrich Avenue South, Bloomington, MN  55420

VEAP is a basic needs organization whose programs include access to healthy foods, social services, housing stability and supportive services. We will sort produce for the VEAP food shelf from 2:15-5:15.  Training is provided.  Our commitment to VEAP is the first Tuesday, every other month: June 7, August 2, October 4 and December 6.

We can have dinner at nearby Lucky 13 after our service.

A carpool leaves the east side parking lot of the Southtown Bowling Alley at 1:15PM.  Please indicate if you plan to carpool or meet us there. Drive around to the west side of the building (overlooking 35W) and park further back if possible—keep closer rows open for Food Shelf clients. Enter through Door 2 on the west side marked “VEAP Volunteers and Staff”

RSVP by Saturday, June 4th to Patti Stuhlman at PattiStuhlman123@gmail.com

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, June 28th, 3:30PM—Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave., Edina (70th/Cahill)

The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle (fiction) 

Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: he a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Cándido and América Rincón desperately cling to their vision of the American Dream as they fight off starvation in a makeshift camp deep in the ravine. And from the moment a freak accident brings Cándido and Delaney into intimate contact, these four and their opposing worlds gradually intersect in what becomes a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.

LAKE MINNETONKA SUNSET BOAT CRUISE: Monday, July 18th, 4:45PM Departure—Al & Alma’s

Port of Excelsior, 2 Water Street

NOTE:  Deadline May 15—Cost is $48 per person.

Celebrate summer! Come on our annual cruise for 2 hours on beautiful Lake Minnetonka.  Enjoy visiting with members that you have and haven’t met. Take in the magnificent sights of the lake and sip your favorite beverage (cash bar) while enjoying a beautiful buffet of their most popular appetizers. Since 1973 Al & Alma’s has been offering this perfect way to take in the sites and fantastic history of Lake Minnetonka. The captain and crew share stories of the lake, point out beautiful estates, and navigate the shores, channels, many bays and islands on the lake’s 114 miles of shoreline.  

Boarding begins at 6:15pm; boat departs promptly at 6:30pm and returns to port at 8:30pm.  

Buffet Menu:

·       Al’s Famous Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs

·       Southern Fried Chicken

·       Italian Mandarin Salad

·       Au Gratin Potatoes

·       Guacamole Dip and Chips

·       Whole Wheat Rolls

·       Alma’s Brownies and Lemon Berry Bars

A carpool will leave TBD at 4:45 PM.  **Please indicate if you plan to car pool or meet us there at 6:15.

RSVP by Sunday, May 15th with your check payable to: Kathy Vaughan, 3100 Burr Oak Circle, Chaska, MN 55318.   We cannot reserve seats until they are paid for.

April 2022 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

Coffee Break—don’t miss breakfast at OPH—the best!

Garden Tour—check out the spring flowers at the Como Conservatory

Card Sharks—Linda’s place is always a blast!

Lunch Bunch—meet us at Jimmy’s 

Books & Booze—join us for a drinks, apps and a great discussion

Flicks & Fun—get out for a new flick and Happy Hour

See you there!         Sally Ebnet     (952) 920-4042      SallyEbnet@yahoo.com

ACTIVITIES

GALLERIA FLOWER SHOW AND HAPPY HOUR: Thursday, March 31st, 3:30PM—Galleria

Spring keeps wanting to Spring.  In the meantime, let’s meet inside the NW door near Big Bowl and take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Bachman’s displays.  We’ll finish up at the opposite end at Pittsburgh Blue for Happy Hour.  https://pittsburghbluesteak.com/uploads/PittsburghBlue-Edina-HappyHour-Menu.pdf

RSVP by Wednesday, March 30th to SallyEbnet@yahoo.com.

COFFEE BREAK:  Tuesday, April 5th, 10:00AM—The Original Pancake House

3501 W 70th Street, Edina, MN 55435

It is time to get out and live a little with your friends at the #1 best breakfast place. Be sure to RSVP so you get on the reservation under Wanderers.

RSVP by Sunday, April 3rd to Gail at 952-484-6127 or gasa6540@gmail.com

FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, April 12th—Time & Show TBA—AMC Southdale

Chris will announce the movie and meeting time as it gets closer. Happy Hour to follow at PF Chang’s.

CARD SHARKS:Thursday, April 14th, 6:00PM—-at Linda Schiltz’s home

2811957 Tiffany Lane, Eden Prairie

We’re playing any game(s) that the group wants. Dessert will be served; tea and water will be available. Feel free to bring a beverage of your own or a snack to share.  Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP by Tuesday, February 12th to Linda at SkyBlu5347@yahoo.com or 612-616-6557

GARDEN TOUR: Friday,  April 15th, 11:30AM Departure—Como Park Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103

We’ll start with lunch at the conservatory cafe before touring. The 2022 Spring Flower Show will feature a primary color scheme of red, blue and yellow with white/silver accents. Red and yellow bulbs will dominate the show with blue hydrangeas adding contrast..

RSVP by Thursday, April 14th to Jane at 952-484-2760.  Indicate if you plan to carpool leaving Jane’s (6112 Sherman Circle, Edina) at 11:30 and are willing to drive if necessary.  Give her your phone #, too.

LUNCH BUNCH:  Tuesday, April 19th, 11:30 AM —Jimmy’s Kitchen and Bar

11000 Red Circle Drive, Minnetonka

Jimmy’s is located at Hwy 62 and Shady Oak Road in Minnetonka. They specialize in serving contemporary and traditional American cuisine. Fully vaccinated only please.

RSVP by Tuesday, April 5th to Mary text 612-804-9489 or molsoncoleman@yahoo.com

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, April 26th, 3:30PM—Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave., Edina (70th/Cahill)

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo (fiction)

A multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple–still madly in love after forty years–recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they’ve built.

RSVP by Friday, April 23rd to AnneShea2@gmail.com or 612-327-7763

COMING UP

THEATRE OUTING: Thursday, May 12th, 10:30AM Departure – Maynards/Old Log Theater 5185 Meadville Street, Greenwood, MN 55331
11:00AM Lunch (Maynard’s, 685 Excelsior Blvd.) & 1:30PM Play –
Escape to Margaritaville 

Welcome to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforget- 

table songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and En- tertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you. 

Cost: Pay your own tab at Maynard’s. Play is $30 at the door 

Carpooling: A carpool will leave the back parking lot of Kohl!s at Knollwood (Hwy.7/#169) at 10:30AM. Please indicate when you RSVP if you plan to participate and are willing to drive.
RSVP: by Friday, April 29th to Kathy Vaughn at 612-310-3934 or KVDesigns@hotmail.com Please provide your cell phone number, if you want to carpool, and if you will be joining us for lunch. 

Directions to the Old Log: Hwy. 7 West to Excelsior. Turn RIGHT (N) at Christmas Lake Road stoplight. Turn LEFT (W) onto Excelsior Blvd. Go three blocks and turn RIGHT onto Minnetonka Blvd/Old Loge to the theatre immediately on your right.+99

1st ANNUAL RETREAT: Tuesday May 24 – Friday May 27, 2022

Boyd’s Mason Lake Resort, Fifield, WI (3½ hour drive from Mpls.)—owned by our new member: Chris Simon    

Cost:   $520 – includes 3 meals a day, and your own bed.  Share carpool gas costs

Events:          Nature, nature and more nature, plus companionship. That’s it!

·      Pontoon boat ride and a cookout is included, bring your own wine

·      Smores by the fire

·      Walking on trails, 

·      Quiet and rural

·      On a lake with 5 lakes joining together

·      Easy and fun games hour

·      Craft hour – bring your own craft or knitting

·      Time to read if you want to bring a book by the indoor fireplace

·      Private dock, wildlife and loons

·      Big beautiful house on the lake with heat

·      Screened in porch

RSVP: by Friday, April 8th to Anne Shea 612-327-7763     $200 deposit down                  

For more information, check out the website:  http://www.boydsmasonlakeresort.com

Who is going so far: Anne Shea, Carla Hawley, Laurie Thro, Anna Wanglie, Mary Olson Coleman

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, June 28th, 3:30PM—Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave., Edina (70th/Cahill)

The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle (fiction) 

Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: he a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Cándido and América Rincón desperately cling to their vision of the American Dream as they fight off starvation in a makeshift camp deep in the ravine. And from the moment a freak accident brings Cándido and Delaney into intimate contact, these four and their opposing worlds gradually intersect in what becomes a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.

4TH ANNUAL LAKE MINNETONKA BOAT CRUISE: Monday, July 18th 

March 2022 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

When March arrives can spring be far away? Sure feels like spring today!  We can finally feel safer venturing out! Enjoy the company of your fellow Wanderers while taking in all our fun March activities.  

Coffee Break—Enjoy bakery treats and good conversation at E.P. People’s Organic

Books & Booze—Discuss “The Story of Arthur Truluv “ over drinks and snacks

Flicks and Fun—See the the latest new movie with Happy hour afterward

Card Sharks—There are always lots of laughs at Linda’s

See you there!         Sally Ebnet     (952) 920-4042      SallyEbnet@yahoo.com

ACTIVITIES

CARD SHARKS:Thursday, March 10th, 7:00PM—-at Linda Schiltz’s home

2811957 Tiffany Lane, Eden Prairie

We’re playing any game(s) that the group wants. Dessert will be served; tea and water will be available. Feel free to bring a beverage of your own or a snack to share.  Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP by Tuesday, February 8th to Linda at SkyBlu5347@yahoo.com or 612-616-6557

COFFEE BREAK:  Thursday, March 17th, 10:00AM—People’s Organic

990 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie

It’s St Patrick’s Day – wear green if you want!  Let’s gather for some delicious coffee and treats and long awaited conversation.  Vacinated only, please.

RSVP by Thursday, March 15th to Gail at 952-484-6127 or gasa6540@gmail.com

LUNCH BUNCH:  Thursday, March 24th, 11:30AM–Book Club Restaurant

5411 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Minneapolis charm and great California food & drinks.  Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP by Tuesday, March 1st text Mary at 612-804-9489 or molsoncoleman@yahoo.com

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, March 29th, 3:30PM—Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave., Edina (70th/Cahill)

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (fiction)

A moving novel about three people who find their way back from loss and loneliness to a different kind of happiness. Arthur, a widow, meets Maddy, a troubled teenage girl who is avoiding school by hiding out at the cemetery, where Arthur goes every day for lunch to have imaginary conversations with his late wife, and think about the lives of others. The two strike up a friendship that draws them out of isolation. 

RSVP by Friday, March25 to AnneShea2@gmail.com or 612-327-7763

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THEATRE OUTING:  Thursday, May 12th,10:30AM Departure – Maynards/Old Log Theater

5185 Meadville Street, Greenwood, MN 55331

11:00AM Lunch (Maynard’s, 685 Excelsior Blvd.) & 1:30PM Play – 

Escape to Margaritaville

Welcome to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you.

Cost: Pay your own tab at Maynard’s.  Play is $30 at the door

Carpooling: A carpool will leave the back parking lot of Kohl’s at Knollwood (Hwy.7/#169) at 10:30AM.  Please indicate when you RSVP if you plan to participate and are willing to drive.

RSVP: by Friday, April 29th to Kathy Vaughn at 612-310-3934 or KVDesigns@hotmail.com

Please provide your cell phone number, if you want to carpool, and if you will be joining us for lunch.

Directions to the Old Log:  Hwy. 7 West to Excelsior. Turn RIGHT (N) at Christmas Lake Road stoplight.  Turn LEFT (W) onto Excelsior Blvd.  Go three blocks and turn RIGHT onto Minnetonka Blvd/Old Log Way.  Turn LEFT at the street sign marked Old Log Way/Meadville Street.  You will see the entrance to the theatre immediately on your right.

4TH ANNUAL LAKE MINNETONKA BOAT CRUISE: Monday, July 18th

January 2022 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

Help ring in another great year of welcoming women to our group. Don’t forget to bring a guest!

In the meantime, Happy Holidays!

Flicks & Fun—See the new “West Side Story

Theater Outing—take in lunch and live theater at the Old Log

Card Sharks—Come for the laughs at Linda’s

Coffee Break—Enjoy bakery treats and good conversation at YUM!

Garden Tour—Get warm at Como park Conservatory

Books & Booze—Discuss “The Boys in the Boat”

Lunch Bunch—Enjoy lunch at Mallard’s

See you there!         Sally Ebnet     (952) 920-4042      SallyEbnet@yahoo.com

ACTIVITIES

FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, January 4th —AMC Southdale Theater

Hoping West Side Story has a Tuesday matinee.

Save the date.  Further details to follow.

RSVP interest to Chris McAloon via call or text to 612-747-6719

5185 Meadville Street, Greenwood, MN 55331

11:00AM Lunch (Maynard’s, 685 Excelsior Blvd.) & 1:30 PM Play – The Play That Goes Wrong

NOTE:  December 31 is the RSVP DEADLINE!

THEATRE OUTING:  Thursday, January 6th, 10:30AM Departure – Old Log Theater (Lunch – Maynard’s)

The Play that Goes Wrong is a new comedy, and recent Broadway hit, being called “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (The Huffington Post) and “A Gut-Busting Hit!” (The New York Times).  

This classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania and set on opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous.  With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including the lines).

CostLunch will be on our own at Maynard’s (as a group).

Play:  Play costs $30.00 at the door.

CarpoolingA carpool will leave the back parking lot of Kohl’s at Knollwood (Hwy.7/#169) at 10:30AM.  Please indicate when you RSVP if you are willing to drive.

RSVP by Friday, December 31st   Questions?  Contact Anne at  anneshea2@gmail.com.

Directions to the Old Log:  Hwy. 7 West to Excelsior. Turn RIGHT (N) at Christmas Lake Road stoplight.  Turn LEFT (W) onto Excelsior Blvd.  Go three blocks and turn RIGHT onto Minnetonka Blvd/Old Log Way.  Turn LEFT at the street sign marked Old Log Way/Meadville Street.  You will see the entrance to the theatre immediately on your right.

2811957 Tiffany Lane, Eden Prairie

CARD SHARKS: Wednesday, January 12th, 7:00PM at Linda Schiltz’s home

We’re playing any game(s) that the group wants. Dessert will be served; tea and water will be available. Feel free to bring a beverage of your own or a snack to share.  Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP by Monday, January 10th to Linda at SkyBlu5347@yahoo.com or 612-616-6557

4000 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park.

COFFEE BREAK:  Thursday, January 13th, 10:00AM—YUM!  back room

Yum is always fun and delicious! Great coffees, treats, and menu.

Meet in the back room to allow for social distance.

RSVP by Wednesday, Jan 12th to Gail at 952-484-6127 or gasa6540@gmail.com

1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul

GARDEN TOUR: Monday, January 17th, 12:30PM Departure—-Como Park Conservatory

Meet at 1:00PM outside the conservatory entrance. Get in out of the cold and relish the stunning conservatory gardens including seasonal flower shows, tropical gardens, orchids, ferns, bonsai and a world renowned Japanese Garden Coffee nearby for those who are interested. 

RSVP by Saturday January 15th to Jane Carpenter at 952-484-2760.  Let Jane know if you’d like to carpool and she will help make the connections.

7078 Amundson Ave., Edina (70th/Cahill)

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, January 25th, 3:30PM—Cahill Bistro

The Boys in the BoatNine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (non-fiction)

For readers of Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics.  The book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention……

RSVP by Saturday January 22nd to Anne Shea at anneshea2@gmail.comor 952-941-6656

2300 W 80th 1/2 St, Bloomington, MN 55431

LUNCH BUNCH:  Thursday, January 27th, 11:30 AM —Mallard’s Restaurant 

Mallard’s Restaurant is a family operated restaurant offering Seafood and Cajun food in a Chef crafted menu selection inspired by the owner’s travels.  Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP by Tuesday, January 4th text Mary at 612-804-9489 or molsoncoleman@yahoo.com

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COMING UP

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, February 22nd, 3:30PM—Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave. (7th/Cahill)

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: by Gail Honeyman (fiction) 

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.  But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

RSVP by Saturday, February 19th to Anne Shea at anneshea2@gmail.comor 952-941-6656