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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

_______________________________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 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

February 2022 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

I’m heading to Mexico next week for a month—    Please stay warm and safe!  Best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy month and a Valentine’s Day that’s filled with love and joy!

Flicks and Fun—See one of the latest new flix with Happy Hour to follow

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

Card Sharks—Fun and games at Linda’s

Books & Booze—Discuss “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”

Lunch Bunch—Enjoy lunch at the new Protagonist Kitchen 

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

ACTIVITIES

FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, February 1st—AMC Southdale Theater

Save the date.  Further details to follow.

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

CARD SHARKS: Thursday, February 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

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

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

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel 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 AnneShea2@gmail.com or 612-327-7763

LUNCH BUNCH: Thursday, February 24th, 11:30 AM —Protagonist Kitchen and Bar

6601 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423

A thoughtful approach to New American cuisine that is inclusive for all appetites.Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP by Tuesday, February 22nd text Mary at 612-804-9489 or molsoncoleman@yahoo.com

COFFEE BREAK:  Monday, February 28th, 10:00AM—YUM!  back room

4000 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park.

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

Meet in the back room to allow for social distance.

RSVP by Saturday, February 26th to Gail at 952-484-6127 or gasa6540@gmail.com

COMING UP

BOOKS & BOOZETuesday, 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. 

November 2021 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. I  know there’s still a worry about COVID.  Unless you’re waiting for J&J or Moderna like me, you should have gotten your booster or at least an appointment by now—most of us are eligible. If not—get your’s and get out this month for some fun with The Wanderers!

Card Sharks—-there are lots of laughs at Linda’s

Garden Tour—-enjoy a brisk walk around Bredesen Park

Lunch Bunch—Hell’s Kitchen is a unique, delicious experience

Flicks & Fun—see a movie and enjoy Happy Hour afterward

Holiday Luncheon—RSVP ASAP to hold your spot!

See you there!         Sally Ebnet   Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

CARD SHARKS:  Thursday, November 4th, 7:00PM at a member’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 November 2nd to LindaS@TheWanderersMSP.org

GARDEN TOUR: Monday, November 8th, 2:00PM—Bredesen Park

Meet at a member’s home across the street from the park

Nature trails weave through the center of this 206-acre park, offering views of water and wildlife. We’ll pick another day if it rains.

RSVP by Sunday, November 7th to JaneCarpenter@fastmail.us

LUNCH BUNCH:  Friday, November 15th, 11:30AM—-McCoy’s Restaurant

3801 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 (One block w of Excelsior Blvd/ Excelsior and Grand complex block from Starbucks and CVS.)

Check out their large variety of great American food at mccoysmn.com. Reservation made for table in back room. Easy free parking- street in front or in ramp. Fully vaccinated only.

RSVP by Tuesday, November 13th to Lynnchel@aol.com

FLICKS & FUN:  Tuesday, October 16th—-Southdale AMC

Movie and time will be announced when they become available.  Fully vac’d only please.

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tuesday, November 23rd, 3:30PM—-Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439, (952) 426-4196  (70th at Cahill)

The Snow Child  by Eowyn Ivey

In this magical debut, a couple’s lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep. Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP by Saturday, November 20th to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

See attached list of upcoming Books & Booze titles and dates.

COMING UP

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: Monday, December 13th, 11:45AM, Scoreboard

5765 Sanibel Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343, 952-935-6537

RSVP Now! On December 13th we can NOW finally gather at our fabulous annual holiday party and celebrate as never before! will be our fabulous Holiday Luncheon where Scoreboard is a fabulous restaurant in Minnetonka.  We can order whatever we wish from of their extensive menu (ScoreboardMN.com). Our festive luncheon will include a happy-hour from 11:45AM-Noon when we’ll say HI to all those that we have missed seeing for almost 2 years! Wear your sparkly festive attire to make this our best Holiday Lunch……Enjoy a holiday cake surprise from the Board.  Fully vac’d only please.

To save your spot – you MUST RSVP no later than Friday, November 26 to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org  

October 2021 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

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!

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

Garden Tour:  visit Eloise Butler Gardens

Lunch Bunch—enjoy one last lunch on Pinstripes patio

Card Sharks—-come for fun and laughter at Linda’s

See you there!        

 Sally Ebnet     Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

WALKERS:  Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30AM—Centennial Lakes 

The  last walk of the season will be Thursday, September 30th. Due to Covid-19 changes, Southdale Mall does not open until 11:00am, so we are unable to move indoors.  We’ll start back up in the spring, or earlier, if Southdale opens earlier.  Stay safe.  We meet us at the “Big Clock” outside of the Hughes Pavilion.  Walk around the lake or as much or as little as your legs allow. Be on time–we’ll start walking promptly!Cancelled If it rains. No need to RSVP – just come

LUNCH BUNCH: Monday, October 4th, 11:30AM—-Pinstripes Patio 

One last lunch to enjoy on their beautiful patio.  Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP by Thursday, September 30th 5th to lynnchel@aol.com

FLICKS & FUN:  Tuesday, October 12th—-Southdale AMC

Movie and time will be announced when they become available.  Fully vac’d only please.

RSVP to ChrisM@TheWanderersMSP.org

CARD SHARKS:  Wednesday, October 6th, 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 to SkyBlu5347@yahoo.com

GARDEN TOUR: Friday, October 8th, 1:30PM Departure—-Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary 

1940 Glenwood Parkway and Glenwood Ave in Minneapolis 

This is the oldest public wildflower garden in the US.  In 1907, was created as a botany laboratory and is now home to more than 500 plant and 130 bird species.

A carpool will leave the Perkin’s parking lot (50th/#100) at 1:30PM.  Please let Jane know if you plant to meet us there, or at the Garden at 2:00PM

RSVP by Thursday, October 7th to JaneCarpenter@fastmail.us 

We’ll meet at the park entrance and enjoy the 15 acres in Theodore Wirth Park.

September 2021 Newsletter

A Note from our President –

Summer is flying by! I’m loving today’s rain and hoping cooler weather 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!

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 

Lunch Bunch—meet us on People’s organic’s new patio at Southdale

Flicks & Fun—see the latest at AMC

Coffee Break—enjoy coffee and breakfast at Yum!

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

Books & Booze—discuss “Elizabeth is Missing”

See you there!        

 Sally Ebnet         Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

LUNCH BUNCH: Thursday, September 9th, 11:30AM—People’s Organic

2750 Southdale Center near PF Chang’s and Cheesecake Factory

Check out their New American cuisine (peoplesorganic.com) on the patio at their new location at Southdale Center.

RSVP by Monday, September 6th to Sheryl Polski at Lynnchel@aol.com or 310-714-3669

For fully vaccinated 

WALKERS:  Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30AM—Centennial Lakes 

Need motivation to get out, move, and exercise? Join us as we walk around Centennial Lakes.  We meet us at the “Big Clock” outside of the Hughes Pavilion.  Walk around the lake or as much or as little as your legs allow. Be on time–we’ll start walking promptly!If it rains – we cancel. No need to RSVP – just come

GARDEN TOUR: Tuesday, September 7th, 10:00AM—-Lyndale Park Gardens

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.)

Lunch to follow nearby.

RSVP by Monday, September 6th to JaneCarpenter@fastmail.us 

NEEEDLECRAFTERS: Tuesdays, September 14th and 28th, 1:00PM—Southdale Library

The Needlework group will resume meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in the 2nd floor conference room. Whatever your knitting, crocheting or craft skill level, we’d love to have you join us!  You can even bring your mending!  Just come—learn or just chat over your project.  A mask is required at this time to enter the library.  You may bring covered beverages into the conference room.

We hope to have space to meet at the Harriet and Alice yarn shop in Edina by the first of the year.

FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, September 14th—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 Monday, September 13th ChrisM@ThWanderersMSP.org

COFFEE BREAK:  Thursday, September 16th, 10:00AM—-Yum!

4000 Minnetonka Blvd, St Louis Park MN

We keep returning because we love this place. Meet In the back room where there is lots of space. They don’t have a huge menu but what they make is good.

RSVP by Wednesday, September 15th to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org

VEAP: Patti Stuhlman is still awaiting word about when we can start volunteering.  We’ll be meeting every other month

CARD SHARKS:  Wednesday, September 22nd, 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.

RSVP by to LindaS@TheWanderersMSP.org

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, September 28, 3:30 PM – Cahill Bistro,

7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439

BOOK – Elizabeth is Missing: A Novel by Emma Healey

A sophisticated psychological mystery that’s also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging.  An elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, Her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.

NOTE – We will discuss meeting every month in winter AND we will be choosing books for the future.

RSVP by Friday, September 26 to AnneS@The WanderersMSP.org

COMING UP

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, November 23rd, 3:30 PM – Cahill Bistro

7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439

Book: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

In this magical debut, a couple’s lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep.

RSVP no later than Friday, November 19th to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

August 2021 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!
Flicks & Fun—cool off at a new movie
Coffee Break—enjoy breakfast at Yum!
Lunch Bunch—join us for great food at the Mill Valley Kitchen
Lake M’Tonka Cruise—-sign up now if you can come
Card Sharks—come play any game that suits you at Linda’s
Garden Party—meet us for a potluck dinner in Marcia’s garden


PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RSVPs NEED TO BE RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER. BETTER TO RSVP EARLY AND CANCEL IF NECESSARY, THAN TO CALL AFTER THE RSVP DATE.

See you there! Sally Ebnet sally@TheWanderersMSP.org


ACTIVITIES

FLICKS & FUN: Tuesday, August 3rd—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 Monday, August 2nd to ChrisM@The WanderersMSP.org


COFFEE BREAK:  Friday, August 6th, 10:00AM—Yum! Minnetonka
3460 West 70th Street6001 Shady Oak Road, Mtka.
This is the Yum! people keep requesting. It’s a larger space with outdoor seating.
RSVP by Wednesday, August 4th to GailS@TheWanderersMSP.org


LUNCH BUNCH: Tuesday, August 10th, 11:30AM—Mill Valley Kitchen
3906 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park
Located on the corner of Excelsior and France, Mill Valley Kitchen aims to create a memorable and wholesome dining experience that leaves you feeling satisfied and nourished. It’s about sourcing and preparing food as close to its whole state as possible.There is minimal on-street parking, but there is a parking lot behind the building. Menu at Millvalleykitchen.com
RSVP by Saturday, August 7th LynnChel@aol.com


LAKE MINNETONKA CRUISE:  Monday, August 16th, 5:10PM Departure—Al & Alma’s
201 Piper Road Mound, Minnesota 55364  952.472.3098

Celebrate summer! Come with The Wanderers on our 3rd annual 2-hour cruise 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 dinner cruises.  It’s the 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 of the lake.  Boarding begins at 6:00pm; boat departs promptly at 6:30pm and returns to port at 8:30pm.  Cost is $48/person. If you’re interested, contact Al & Alma’s directly to see if space is still available. Contact AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org if you’re coming.

Buffet Menu·     
·       Signature fried chicken
·       Al’s Signature Slow Cooked BBQ Riblets
·       Signature Guacamole Dip and Chips 
·       Fresh Cut Fruit 
·       Island Salad 
·       Alma’s Brownies and Lemon Berry Bars 
A carpool will leave Anne Shea’s home at 5:10 PM SHARP.  Please indicate if you plan to car pool or meet us there at 6:00. AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org
Directions to Anne’s – Going south on HWY 100 to 77th street exit.  Turn RIGHT (W) and follow 77th St.—as it becomes Edina Industrial Blvd.—to 78th St.  Turn RIGHT at 78th.  Turn RIGHT at Delaney Blvd. Turn RIGHT at Pondwood Drive. 7732 Pondwood Drive.
Directions Al and Alma’s – please see their website Lake Minnetonka Boat Cruises, Dinner Cruises | Al & Alma’s Charter Cruises


CARD SHARKS: Tuesday, August 24th,  7:00PM—-at a member’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.
RSVP by Sunday, August 22nd to LindaS@TheWanderersMSP.org

GARDEN DINNER PARTY: ThursdayAugust 26th, 4:00PM—At a member’s home
Come enjoy a POTLUCK dinner in Marcia’s beautiful garden.  Each year Marcia buys thousands of annuals and plants them herself.  She has charming chairs and tables for everyone—no need to bring any!  To ensure that she has a balanced selection of food – please consider:  4 Entrees, 4 Salads, 1 Fruit Bowl, 2 Breads and 3 Desserts. Please let her know what you will be bringing – later RSVPs can fill in to round out the offering! 
Marcia will provide all beverages. Cancelled if it rains. 
RSVP: by Saturday, August 21st to Marciamtgroth@aol.com


WALKERS: every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30AM—Centennial Lakes 
Need motivation to get out, move, and exercise? Join us as we walk around Centennial Lakes.  Meet us at the “Big Clock” outside of the Hughes Pavilion.  Walk around the lake or as much or as little as your legs allow. Be on time–we’ll start walking promptly!   No need to RSVP – just come.



COMING UP

BOOKS & BOOZE:  Tuesday, September 28, 3:30 PM – Cahill Bistro,
7078 Amundson Ave, Edina, MN 55439

BOOK – Elizabeth is Missing: A Novel by Emma Healey
A sophisticated psychological mystery that is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging.  An elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, Her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences..
RSVP: by Friday, September 26 to AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

June 2020 Newsletter

A note from our President…..

“What is so rare as a day in June” said poet James R. Lowell.  Enjoy the beautiful month of June even though we may not be together

Books and Booze—meet us at Cahill Bistro to discuss Daughters of the Lake

Walkers—meet us at Centennial Lakes every Tuesday and Thursday

See you there!             Sally Ebnet     Sally@TheWanderersMSP.org

ACTIVITIES

WALKERS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30AM—Centennial Lakes

The Wanderers are walking outside again, weather permitting. Need motivation to get out, move, and exercise?  Join us as we walk around Centennial Lakes.  Meet us at the “Big Clock” outside of the Hughes Pavilion.  Walk around the lake or as much or as little as your legs allow.  Be on time; we’ll start walking promptly!  If it rains we will meet at Southdale’s Hennepin County Service Center entrance on the east side outside Jimmie John’s.  No need to RSVP – just come.

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

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

PLEASE REGISTER AGAIN FOR THIS. 

We are so excited – this is the first time that a Minnesota author will be joining us.

NOTE: THE AUTHOR WILL BE JOINING US—we will be seated in tables of 6 with tables social distanced.  Please wear masks when not eating.

 IF YOU ARE COMING: Please send me at least 3 questions – 1) About the author 2) About the book we are reading or 3) About her other books or anything else.

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb (Mystery)  After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents’ home on Lake Superior to pull herself together—only to discover the body of a murdered woman washed into the shallows.  Tucked in the folds of the woman’s curiously vintage gown is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother.  No one can identify the woman except for Kate who has seen her before, in her dreams…One hundred years ago, a love story ended in tragedy, its mysteries left unsolved.  It’s time for the lake to give up its secrets.  As each mystery unravels, it pulls Kate deeper into the eddy of a haunting folktale that has been handed down in whispers over generations.  Now, it’s Kate’s turn to listen.  As the drowned woman reaches out from the grave, Kate reaches back.  They must come together, if only in dreams, to right the sinister wrongs of the past.

NOTE:  A fee of $5 will be charged to provide a small honorarium to the author and pay for her drinks/food. 

RSVP by Wednesday, June 24thto AnneS@TheWanderersMSP.org

COMING UP

CAROL’S ANNUAL JULY GARDEN PARTY: Tentatively set for Saturday, July 4th, 10:00AM until whenever!

At the home of a Member

Come join this Wanderers casual gathering for conversation and good food. My garden has lots of shade; however, if you are sun-sensitive wear a hat. If a few people bring lawn chairs, that would be helpful. Menu is potluck – so bring one of your favorite dishes. 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 I will have my preserves available for anyone who wants to purchase. If it rains we’ll reschedule.

RSVP by Sunday, June 28ththto carol.schaub@comcast.net

BOOKS & BOOZE: Tentatively set for Tuesday, July 28th, 3:30PM—-Cahill Bistro

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

Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders by Larry Millet  (Mystery)

Book available to reserve for curbside pick-up at Washburn Library (52nd/Lyndale) or download audible version at HClib.org. If you have a copy to share, please let us know.

Sherlock Holmes rides again in this delightful mystery, based on another newly discovered manuscript. The year is 1896, and St. Paul’s magnificent Winter Carnival is underway when the city’s most powerful man, railroad magnate James J. Hill, summons Holmes and Watson. It seems a wealthy young man has disappeared on the eve of his wedding, and his fiancée has suspiciously discarded her wedding dress. After a grisly discovery in the carnival’s ice palace leads to a flurry of clues, Holmes is on the case. His pursuit of the murderer takes him through the highest echelons of St. Paul society, over the frozen Mississippi River, and into cahoots with one Shadwell Rafferty, a gregarious saloonkeeper and part-time private investigator whose quick wit and fast thinking make him a formidable rival and an invaluable ally. A splendid sequel to Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon, and written in the same deliciously authentic Sherlockian style, this latest adventure offers an exhilarating portrait of America on the verge of a new century as well as an intriguing mystery that is nothing short of truly chilling.