A note from our President…..
Looking outside, I think Spring may finally be here. And then summer, when ENC typically takes a three month hiatus. This year we’ve decided to provide activities throughout the summer when the weather makes it easier to get out and about. Look for some garden and poolside parties, fun exploring, and more. There’ll be no excuse to come out and enjoy the great things we’ve planned—just for you! Until then, don’t miss the fun stuff our May calendar is offering. See you there!
Coffee Break—meet us at Betty’s for goodies and gab
International—visits Japanese Gardens at Como Conservatory
Lunch Bunch—Yum! That says it all
Tea & Book Talk—discusses Stealing Secrets at Marlys’
Ladies Night Out—come for the Friday night fun and games at Betty’s
LUNCH BUNCH: Thursday, May 2nd, 10:45AM Departure––Yum Kitchen and Bakery
4000 Minnetonka Blvd, St Louis Park, 952-922-4000 (M’Tonka Blvd./Hwy. 7)
Yum features fresh, seasonal, made-from-scratch food in a casual setting. Choose from sandwiches, salads, soups, pastas and some yummy desserts at reasonable prices.
Please note the earlier than usual start time. Be sure to RSVP so Carol can get there early and save enough seats— they take no reservations.
RSVP by Tuesday, April 30th Sally@EdinaNewcomers.org
A carpool will LEAVE Edina at 10:45, or meet us there at 11:15AM
Directions: Hwy. 100 (N) to MN-7/CR 25. Turn Right (E) on 25. Turn Left on Glenhurst and Left on M’tonka Blvd.
COFFEE BREAK: Thursday, May 9th, 10:00AM––at the home of a member
Please bring a May Day treat to share with the group.
RSVP BY Monday, May 6th to Sally@EdinaNewcomers.org
TEA & BOOK TALK: Thursday, May 16th, 7:00PM— Stealing Secrets by H. Donald Winkler
At the home of a member
Clandestine missions. Clever, devious, daring. Passionately committed to a cause. During America’s most divisive war, both the Union and Confederacy took advantage of brave and courageous women willing to adventurously support their causes. These female spies of the Civil War participated in the world’s second-oldest profession-spying-a profession perilous in the extreme.
RSVP by Saturday, March 16th Sally@EdinaNewcomers.org
INTERNATIONAL: Wednesday. May 22nd, 4:30PM Departure—the Asian Experience
Tour of Japanese Gardens at Como Zoo Conservatory and Dinner at Ngon Vietnamese Bistro, 799 University Ave, St, Paul
The Ordway Gardens, a new wing to the Como Zoo Conservatory was officially opened this week. This $2.8 million building and landscape addition will feature the Conservatory’s Bonsai collection and Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden as a year-round experience under glass. The Japanese garden has been one of their best kept secrets.
Following the free 5:00PM tour we will meet at 6:15PM for dinner at nearby Ngon, a deliciously fresh twist to an authentic Vietnamese cuisine. To view the menu see their website: http://ngonbistro.com/info.html
A carpool will LEAVE Edina at 4:30PM, or meet us there at 5:00PM
RSVP by Monday, May 20th to Sally@EdinaNewcomers.org
Directions: Hwy. 62 (E) to 35W (N) to 94 (E) to Lexington Parkway. Left (N) on Lex to Estabrook Dr. entrance to park. Keep Left on Estabrook to parking lot.
LADIES NIGHT OUT: Friday, May 31st, 7:00PM—Fun and Games
At he home of a member
Enjoy a Friday night with the girls. Please bring a snack to share—and a favorite game if you wish.
RSVP by Wednesday, May 29th to Sally@EdinaNewcomers.org
READING AHEAD: July Date TBA—Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art
(Discussion to be coordinated with the July Book Club Tour at the MIA)
In his latest masterpiece Christopher Moore takes on the Great French Masters. His magnificent “Comedy d’Art” is part mystery, part history (sort of), part love story, and wholly hilarious as it follows a young baker-painter as he joins the dapper Henri Toulouse-Lautrec on a quest to unravel the mystery behind the supposed “suicide” of Vincent van Gogh.