A Note from our President –
The start of school is only weeks away—and another summer has flown by! But, I’ll be happy to have the break from the relentless heat and humidity that September brings. That’s the beauty of Minnesotathere’s always another season to look forward to. We’re looking forward to three seasons of wonderful ENC activities, too. Come along for the fun! International Night is taking a break this month, but we have a couple international encounters planned this month. We’ll check out EuroNest (formerly EuroPine) at this month’s Coffee. The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden is a hidden gem. Discover it with the Wanderers. Enjoy a taste of France at Salut Bar Americain on Ladies Night Out. Finally, savor one last al fresco lunch of the season at our Luncheon at Sea Salt Eatery near Minnehaha Falls. See you there! Sally Sally@edinanewcomers.org
WANDERERS–Wednesday, September 5th, 5:15 DepartureEloise Butler
Wildflower Garden Tour, Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis.
The century-old Eloise Butler Garden is the nation’s oldest wildflower garden. The 15-acre garden consists of three ecosystem types: woodland, wetland and prairie. Wednesday evenings, April-mid-October, naturalists lead tours of the garden. The one hour tours are free, but the parking meters eat quarters. The shredded bark covered path is approximately 2/3 of a mile in length. Please wear comfortable, closed shoes. RSVP by Tuesday, September 4th to Sally@edinanewcomers.org. Carpools will leave Edina at 5:15PM, or meet in the parking lot on Eloise Butler Dr. at 5:50pm for the 6PM tour.
Exit Hwy. l00 at Glenwood Ave.
Drive EAST on Glenwood to Wirth Pkwy. Turn RIGHT on Wirth Pkwy. and then LEFT into Eloise Butler Dr.
I also highly recommend the Mpls. Heritage Preservation Commission’s free walking tours which will end for the season in September. www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/hpc/. Of particular interest are tours of the U of M, September 15 from 1-3 and the Lustron Houses, September 9 from 12:30.
COFFEE?Wednesday, September 12th, 9:00AMEuroNest, 4414 Excelsior Blvd. St. Louis Park two blocks east of the Excelsior and Grand Shopping District.
PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME!
Come explore over 5,000 square feet of European furniture from France, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and England. You’ll also love the gorgeous assortment of tabletop decor, lighting, wall decor, accessories, kitchen, bedding, bath, garden and giftware. Best of all, you’ll discover many never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind pieces! Check out the EuroNest website: www.euro-nest.com. RSVP by Monday, September 10th to Sally@edinanewcomers.org
You may park on Excelsior directly in front of the store, in the small lot on the east side of the building, or in the lot behind. From Hwy. 100 turn NORTH (LEFT) on Monterey Dr. (Trader Joe’s) Turn RIGHT onto 36-1/2 Street. Turn RIGHT into the entrance of Park Care Center. Proceed behind the building. Enter glass doors marked EuroNest, and up
stairway to the showroom.
LADIES NIGHT OUT?Monday, September 17th, 7:00PMSalut Bar Americain
Restaurant, 5034 S. France Ave., Edina
This downtown Edina hot spot serves French food, American style. Check out
their menu at www.salutbaramericain.com
There is free parking in the ramp next to Lunds. RSVP by Saturday, September 15th, to Brenda@EdinaNewcomers.org
LUNCHEON?Wednesday, September 26th, 11:30AMSea Salt, A Seafood Eatery
4825 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls, www.seasalteatery.com
This unassuming little restaurant in Minnehaha Park has the freshest fish in the Twin Cities, at great prices. Carpools will leave Edina at 11:15AM. RSVP by Tuesday, September 25th to Sally@edinanewcomers.org Please indicate if you plan to carpool or meet us there.
Take CROSSTOWN #62 EAST to HIAWATHA/#55/MINNEHAHA exit. Turn LEFT onto HIAWATHA and continue to 54th ST. Turn RIGHT onto 54TH which becomes WEST RIVER PKWY., which becomes MINNEHAHA AVE. follow to 4825 Minnehaha Ave.
BOOKCLUBOctober Discussion Date TBA
A family celebrating the end of summer, an animal rights activist, and a lawsuit against the gun industry. What do these plot elements have in common? They form the drama of Chris Bohjalian’s novel Before You Know Kindness. While addressing issues as private as family dynamics, and as public as animal rights and gun control, Bohjalian once again creates a
story that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Reviewers have praised it as “the best work of fiction about an American family since Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club”. Copies are readily available at HCLib.org