A note from our President…..
Wow—what happened to our early spring? Looking forward to another warm-up soon. A girl can hope that spring’s really on the way. Whatever the weather, come enjoy some time with The Wanderers this month.
Lunch Bunch—hot foot it to Hot Plate with us
Coffee Break—enjoy breakfast or just coffee at Peoples Organic
Books and Booze—discuss “Love, Anthony” at Macy’s
Garden Tours—visit the fragrant MIA for Art in Bloom
See you there! Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org
LUNCH BUNCH: Monday, April 3rd, 11:00 Departure—Hot Plate
5204 Bloomington Ave S., Mpls. 612-824-4794
This little diner doesn’t look like much from the street, but it serves consistently good food and a whole lot of Kitsch – think paint by number! Fairly traditional diner fare – like corned beef hash and eggs benedict with a few wild cards, like huevos rancheros or smoked trout scramble, thrown in for good measure.
A carpool will leave Edina at 11:00AM. Email Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org indicating if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive. Otherwise meet us at the restaurant at 11:30AM.
RSVP by Friday, March 31 to Carol.Schaub@comcast.net
Directions: Crosstown Hay. 62 East to Cedar Ave. North. Follow to 52nd Street. Turn LEFT (West) to Bloomington Ave.
COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, April 12th, 10:00AM—Peoples Organic
They have good breakfast menu and gluten free too. http://www.peoplesorganic.com/galleria-edina
RSVP by Tuesday, April 11th to Ann@TheWanderersMSP.org
BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, April 25th, 3:45PM—Macy’s Lakeshore Grill
Southdale Center Lower Level
Book: Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice, offers a unique perspective in fiction—the extraordinary voice of Anthony, a nonverbal boy with autism. Anthony reveals a neurologically plausible peek inside the mind of autism, why he hates pronouns, loves swinging and the number three, how he experiences routine, joy, and love. In this powerfully unforgettable story, Anthony teaches two women about the power of friendship and helps them to discover the universal truths that connect us all.
Meet us in the quiet, back corner at the big round table. Great Happy Hour food and drink options, plus superb regular menu. We discuss first and eat later. Please join us even if you haven’t read the book.
RSVP by Sunday, April 23rd to Anne@TheWanderersMSP.org
GARDEN TOUR: Thursday, April 27th, 10:30AM Departure —Art In Bloom MIA
240 3rd Ave. S., Mpls.
Come join us at Art in Bloom, one of the most popular events at the MIA. Over 125 florists design arrangements to compliment artwork in the permanent collection. There is a public tour of the floral arrangements at 11:15 The flowers are beautiful and the fragrance is lovely. If time permits, there is also a wonderful gift shop to browse. We’ll do lunch at Harriet’s Inn, 4000 Lyndale Ave S. https://www.harrietsinn.com/
A carpool will leave S. Mpls. at 10:30AM or meet us at the MIA at 11:0AM. Please indicate if you plan to car pool and are willing to drive.
RSVP by Tuesday, April 25th to Barbara@TheWanderersMSP.org
Directions to MIA: Parking can be a challenge, so allow plenty of time. Street and ramp parking available. Hwy. 62E to 35WN to 31st /Lake Street exit. Turn LEFT on 31st and proceed to 1st Ave. Turn RIGHT to 24th Street. Turn RIGHT on 24th to 3rd Ave. Turn RIGHT onto 3rd Ave. to paid parking.
NIGHT-TIME BOOK TALK: Monday, May 15, 7:00PM
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief
BOOKS & BOOZE: June—-Date TBD
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Taylor
On the morning of December 10, 1996, Taylor, a brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke. She observed her own mind completely deteriorate. Now she shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.