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June 2023 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!

Timeless Beauty Class—get even more beautiful!

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

Coffee Break—meet us at  Jerry’s restaurant

Needlecrafters—it’s “show and tell” on People’s Organic patio

Lunch Bunch—see you at Pinstripes

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

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

Happy Hour—enjoy apps & drinks at Yard House in the West End

Books & Booze—discusses “Thinking in Pictures”

Card Sharks—always lots of laughs and great food at Linda’s

Curtain’s Up!—-can you guess who dun it at the Guthrie?

Walkers—you’ll be rewarded with lunch at thee Good Earth after you get your steps in

Saturday Supper—Patti’s always got something tasty planned—join her

See you there!   

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TIMELESS BEAUTY CLASS: Monday, June 5th, 10:00AM–12:30PM—-Faces Etc. of MN 

1313 W.26th Str., Mpls.

This FUN class, exclusively for seniors, will be given on site at FACES Etc. of MN . There will be a lecture/demo and then a hands on workshop. Please make sure you bring the make-up you use. They will advise you on what you might add to your makeup collection.  This is not a sales presentation at all – it is a special offering to address Senior Women and make-up. Space is limited to 12 women.

Carpools will be arranged from Anne Shea’s home.  

RSVP by Wednesday, May 24th, with your $25 check . Questions—email Please indicate if you can drive or you only wish to carpool.

DO-GOODERS DAY: Tuesday, June 6th, 1:45PM 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—August 1, October 3 and December 5.

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 1:45PM.  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”

RSVP by Wednesday, May 31st to

COFFEE BREAK: Tuesday, June 6th, 10:00 AM—Jerry’s Foods Restaurant

5125 Vernon Ave, Edina

Enjoy friends and delicious treats.

RSVP by Saturday, June 5th to Sheryl at

CURTAIN’S UP!: Thursday, June 8th, 5:15/6:35PM Departure—Patrick’s & Guthrie Theater

Patrick’s—Southdale Square, 2928 West 66th Street , Edina

Guthrie—818 South Second Street, Minneapolis

“Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie  

Pretheatre dining at 5:15PM at Patrick’s Bakery. Dine like a french woman enjoying tuna tartare, or salad nicoise while sipping Tour de Mirambeau merlot (except the driver, me). Or, meet the carpool there at 6:35PM.

“Murder” is a who-dun-it mystery, about a murdered mogul and a lux train filled with suspects. Detective Hercule Poirot interviews the travelers, develops theories and cleverly determines the murderer’s motivations.

Fifteen people are needed for group purchases. Senior discounts are available.

RSVP by Monday, May 29th to

NEEDLECRAFTERS:  Mondays, June 12th & 26th, 10:00AM, Peoples Organic Patio

We’ll be in the Food Court if it’s raining. Bring any show and tell you have been working on!

RSVP by Sundays to

WALKERS: Wednesday, June 14th, 11:00AM—Southdale

2nd level mall entrance next to Peoples Organic

Spring/Summer walking will be the 2nd Wednesday through August  11:00-noon.  

Weather permitting, we’ll cross the street to Galleria and lunch at Good Earth at 12:10PM. Walk at your own pace at the mall or just meet us for lunch at Good Earth. Should weather be inclement we’ll lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings nearest the same entrance.

Optional walking after lunch at Galleria or Restoration Hardware. 

RSVP by Monday, June 12th to

SATURDAY SUPPER: June’s Supper is Already Full.

Sign up now for Saturday, July 15th, 6:00PM–at the home of a member

Be among the lucky ladies to enjoy this casual monthly supper.  Patti will provide the main course and will welcome appetizers, bread, salad, side dishes, and dessert from members who want to participate.  Guest list is limited to five, so respond early to ensure you get a spot.  

RSVP by Saturday, July 8th to

LUNCH BUNCH:  Thursday, June 15th, 11:30AM—-Pinstripes

3849 Gallagher Dr, Edina

We love lunching by Centennial Lakes—join us!  Maybe for a walk afterwards, too.

RSVP by Monday,June 12th to

FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, June 20th—Time & Show TBA—AMC or Edina Theater

Catch one of the newest movies at a discount with us.  The movie, time and venue will announced as time as it gets closer. Happy Hour to follow.

RSVP by Sunday, June 18th to  Be sure to leave your name and number.

CARD SHARKS:Tuesday, June 13th, 12:30PM—-at the home a member

We’re playing any game(s) that the group wants.  Tea and water will be available. Pam is bringing an entree. Please bring something to share.

RSVP by Saturday, June 10th to

HAPPY HOUR: Thursday, June 22nd, 4:30PM—Yard House

1665 Park Place Blvd, West End, St. Louis Park 

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!  That’s our motto—let’s live it!  Join us for 1/2 off appetizers and pizzas.  You too, non-imbibers!

RSVP by Monday, June 19th to

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, June 27th, 3:15PM-Social/3:30Discussion—Cahill Bistro

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

Thinking in Pictures:  My Life with Autism by Oliver Stacks and Temple Grandin

Jane Smith Facilitator

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who’s designed one third of all livestock-handling facilities in the US. She lectures widely on autism because she is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. She writes from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person—telling us how she managed to breach the boundaries of autism to function in the outside world. What emerges is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who gracefully bridges the gulf between her condition and our own while shedding light on our common identity.

RSVP by Friday, June 23rd to


CURTAIN’S UP! Thursday, July 6th, 4:10PM Departure—Yum & Bakken Museum & Show

This is a three-for event that provides great pre-theater food, quirky museum lore, and laughs. Come for one event or all three; carpool or meet there. 

A carpool to Yum! and the play will leave near the Rustica Bakery entrance at Southdale’s NE corner at 4:10 PM

4:30 – 6 PM – Yum! Kitchen, 4000 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416.  Join us for a pre-theater and pre-museum gnosh.  

6 – 7 PM— Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Drive, Minneapolis. Ticketed play goers can visit the museum on the northwest corner of Bde Maka Ska. Lot or street parking.

7-8:30—See the play LOCH MESS (described below) on the museum’s rooftop lawn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come dressed for the weather for the outdoor play.  

“Set in the 1900s on Lake Superior, the LOCH MESS musical features shipwrecks, a lake monster, and lots of real water in motion”.

$30 General Admission       $25 Students/Seniors      $15 Economic Accessibility   

Play and museum are one price with the purchase of the play ticket. Tickets available only through Open Eye Theater at the link below or call 612-874- 6338 (not  Bakken).

RSVP by Saturday, June 24th to nith Avenue South in 

LAKE MINNETONKA SUNSET BOAT CRUISE: Monday, July 17th, 4:45PM Departure—Al & Alma’s

Port of Excelsior, 2 Water Street

Tickets are $50 per person. Purchase your own ticket at their website:

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.  Let know that you’ve purchased your own ticket. Please indicate if you plan to car pool or meet us there at 6:15.

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, July, 25th, 3:15Social/3:30PMDiscuss—Cahill Bistro

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

Abercrombie Trail: A Novel About the 1862 Uprising by Candace  Simar

“Endlessly Fascinating…The ultimate ‘I was there’ book. I have read many books about Scandinavians coming to America in the turbulent 1860s, but thanks to author Candace Simar, this is the first time I was ever transported from my easy chair right into the book to experience it with them. The images of courage, cruelty, intolerance, discovery, and simple pleasures have stayed with me. This is one book I won’t forget.”  -John Koalas, author

RSVP by Sunday, July 23rd to Anne