A Note from our President –
Things are starting to move into high gear. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are already behind us, and the countdown to Christmas is underway.
So, my annual gift to you is this advice: Let go of just a little this year, and take more time for you! Join us at all, or some of the wonderful activities we’ve planned—they’re guaranteed to relieve a little stress, put you in the holiday spirit and help you touch base with busy old and new friends.
Games People Play—White Elephant Exchange at Elaine’s
Coffee Break—get in the holiday spirit at Sally’s
Wanderers—ride the rails to Macy’s Santaland
Holiday Luncheon—a favorite ENC tradition—not to be missed at Chez Daniel
Craft Corner—enjoy a post-holiday decompression night at Betty’s
See you there!
Just click on the highlighted email addresses to RSVP
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Wednesday, December 4th, 6:30PM—White Elephant Gift Exchange
At the home of a member
Just bring yourself and a wrapped re-gifted item (something you no longer need or want—jewelry, chatzkies, etc.) We’ll play a dice game to see who gets what treasure. Elaine will supply snacks and dessert.
RSVP by Monday, December 1st to SallyEbnet@Edinanewcomers.org
COFFEE BREAK: Wednesday, December 11th, 10:00AM—at the home of a member
Start the season right with hot coffee and treats with good friends. Please bring a favorite holiday pastry or goodie to share.
RSVP by Monday, December 9th to SallyEbnet@Edinanewcomers.org
WANDERERS: Tuesday, December 17th, 10:00AM Departure—Macy’s Santaland & Oak Grill Nicollet Mall Store–8th Floor Auditorium
Get in the mood for the magic of Christmas. Relive your childhood with a trip through the marvelous elf village followed by lunch at the newly redecorated Oak Grill restaurant, where the popovers are legendary. The Oak Grill has that old world feel and if you remember Dayton’s, it is a bit of nostalgia.
A carpool will leave at 10:00AM. We’ll drive to the Mall of America to board the light rail to Nicollet Mall—a 2 block walk from Macy’s.
RSVP by Sunday, December 15th to Sally@EdinaNewcomers.org
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: Friday, December 20th, 11:30AM—Chez Daniel
2800 American Blvd., Bloomington (Embassy Suites Bloomington Hotel) 952.888.4447
Don’t miss our annual holiday celebration. Sadly, Technique, our usual venue has closed it’s doors to the public. We’ll order straight from their menu (www.chezdaniel.com/lunch) and pay separate checks.
RSVP by Tuesday, December 17th to Sally@EdinaNewcomers.org
Directions: York (Xerxes) Ave. South to American Blvd. Turn LEFT (E) and LEFT (S) into Embassy Suites parking lot.
CRAFT CORNER: Friday, December 27th, 7:00PM—at the home of a member
A good time to just relax with friends after the holidays in front of a warm fireplace with a bowl of warm rice pudding and coffee.
RSVP by Thursday, December 26th to Sally@EdinaNewcomers.org
READING AHEAD: January Date TBD: Bridge of Sighs
Louis Charles Lynch (also known as Lucy) is sixty years old and has lived in Thomaston, New York, his entire life. He and Sarah, his wife of forty years, are about to embark on a vacation to Italy. Lucy’s oldest friend, once a rival for his wife’s affection, leads a life in Venice far removed from Thomaston. Perhaps for this reason Lucy is writing the story of his town, his family, and his own life that makes up this rich and mesmerizing novel, interspersed with that of the native son who left so long ago and has never looked back. Bridge of Sighs, from the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls, is a moving novel about small-town America that expands Russo’s widely heralded achievement in ways both familiar and astonishing.