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
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
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
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
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
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?