Minnetonka Community Center
14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
Inside this issue:
Volunteers 2 The Minnetonka Senior Center will be serving a traditional
Thanksgiving meal including roast turkey, mashed potatoes and
Health Quest 2 gravy, stuffing, mixed vegetables, dinner roll and a pumpkin
dessert. A special thank you to Freedom Pointe for providing
Noon Lunches 3 the pumpkin dessert. CODA will be providing our entertainment
for the afternoon.
Center News/ 3
Tuesday, November 18th at noon
Cost is $8 payable to MSS by Monday, November 10th.
Special Interest 4-5
Defensive 9 The holiday season is here once again and we are celebrating
with our annual holiday party. The senior center would like to
Special Events/ 10 invite you to join us for a wonderful meal of: Lasagna, Caesar
salad, mixed vegetable, garlic bread and brownies ala mode.
FYI 10 Entertainment provided by the Minnetonka Senior Chorale.
Calendar 11 Tuesday, December 16th at noon
Cost is $6 payable to MSS by Thursday, December 11th.
The center will be
closed on the Minnetonka Script
The Script is published monthly by Minnetonka Recreation
Services for Minnetonka residents age 55+. Programs are
sponsored by: City of Minnetonka.
Editor: Nicole Gorman
Minnetonka Script is mailed free of charge to residents of
November 27 & Minnetonka. The subscription rate for non-residents is $7.50
28—Observance of early. There are free newsletters located on our display case and
Thanksgiving in City Hall. Call (952) 939-8393 to add your name to the mailing
On the web: www.eminnetonka.com
Services, Volunteers, Health Quest
Services are provided by Senior Community Volunteers
**SCS is a United Way Agency serving 55+ Script Folding on Thursday, November 20th,
residents of suburban Hennepin County.** at 9:00 am. Refreshments served. Thanks to
Golden Living Center, Hillcrest of Wayzata
Outreach for providing refreshments.
My name is Marian Danielson. I am the Senior Utility Billing will be held on Wednesday,
Outreach worker with Senior Community Services November 5th at 9:00 a.m. Thanks to
who is serving seniors and their family members Minnetonka Assisted Living Suites for
in the Minnetonka area. If you have questions providing the refreshments.
regarding community services and resources for Volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen,
older adults, caregiving, future planning, or operate the dishwasher, check-in at dinners,
personal concerns, please call the Minnetonka etc.
Community Center at 952-939-8393 to set up an If you would like to help us on occasion,
appointment to meet with me. My hours are 1- please call the Center at 952-939-8393 or e-
3:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month. mail Nicole Gorman at
I also provide home visits when appropriate. firstname.lastname@example.org to receive
H.O.M.E. volunteer opportunities via e-mail.
(Household and Outside Maintenance for Elderly)
for Minnetonka residents aged 60+. There are
volunteer groups and paid workers available to Center Highlight
help with yard clean up, snow removal, window Book Sale Staff & Volunteers
washing, painting, small repair jobs, and house
cleaning. We would like to welcome Jeanne to the The Senior Advisory Board would like to thank everyone who helped
Minnetonka Senior Center’s H.O.M.E. program. with the first ever Book and Pie Sale. Nearly $1000 was raised to
Jeanne will be the new contact at the Minnetonka support senior activities. We would like to thank everyone who
donated books and also those who came and bought books and pie.
We especially want to acknowledge the staff: Steve, Nicole, Kathy,
Health Insurance Counseling Marti, Jenny and Ramon who spent a lot of extra time receiving
Appointments can be made for Monday books and moving them around, sorting, and having them in the way
afternoons between 1:00-3:00 pm by calling the of other work. The volunteers who sorted books, came early in the
Center. There is no cost to meet with a volunteer morning to get them set up and stayed to tear down boxes did a
counselor. great job to make this activity a success along with those who
served pie and scooped ice cream. Thank you for a job well done.
Health & Wellness
Over Fifty and Fit Bill Lurth will be here for legal counseling on
This exercise group meets every Monday, Tuesday mornings for 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00 am. The appointments. Call the center to schedule an
cost is a one-time fee of $3. Here’s a great way to appointment.
stay in shape.
Foot Care-Nurses from the Happy Feet Agency Lake Minnetonka Dial-A-Ride
are at the Center on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays
The Lake Minnetonka Dial-a-Ride is a handicap
from 9:00-3:00. Call for appointments and/or
accessible bus service that provides rides to and
cancellations at 763-560-5136. There is a fee of
around the cities of Deephaven, Greenwood,
$31for this service.
Excelsior, Minnetonka, Mound, Navarre,
Blood Pressure Screenings– Free checks are
Shorewood, Spring Park, and Tonka Bay.
available on the first and third Fridays from 9:30-
11:30 and on the second Wednesday from 9:30- For more information, or to schedule a
11:30. reservation, please call (952) 401-1749.
Center News & Special Events
Bill Lurth will make some delicious
lunches on the following
“Young @ Heart” Wednesday at noon. All meals
Coldplay, the Clash and include coffee and dessert and pre-payment
Jimi Hendrix will never is required by noon two days in advance.
sound the same once There are only seats for 36 people. Sign up
you've heard the early to guarantee a spot. The cost is $6 for
Young@Heart chorus, a the buffets and $4 for the soup and sandwich
group of Massachusetts lunches payable to MSS. Please have exact
senior citizens who thrill change when paying with cash.
audiences worldwide with their unusual -- and
unusually poignant -- covers of rock songs. Wednesday, November 5th(#15222)—
Stephen Walker's humane and heartwarming Seafood Chowder and Meatloaf Sandwich,
documentary, which premiered at Sundance in Cabbage Salad and Cookies
2008, follows the elderly ensemble as they Wednesday, November 12th(#15223)—
prepare their new show. Chili and Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich,
Chips, Veggie Tray and Brownies
Course #15221 Wednesday, November 26th(#15224)—
Friday, November 14th at noon BUFFET ($6): Turkey & Gravy, Mashed
Menu: Open faced Turkey sandwich with Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Carrots, and
mashed potatoes, gravy, string green beans Mushrooms, Fruit Salad, Caesar Salad, Hot
and dessert Appetizers, Veggie and Cheese Tray,
$5.00 payable to MSS by Wednesday, Assorted Desserts
November 12th. **The center is looking for dishwashers for
Wednesday lunches. Volunteers eat for free.
The center has recycling available for the Senior Housing Brochures
The center has received the new housing
Batteries, used eye glasses, cell phones, pop
brochure for 2008/2009 year. They are
tabs and soup labels/milk tops.
available for pick up at the center.
The center has now added blue recycling bins
in the classrooms. These bins are used for Income Tax Volunteers Needed
recycling pop cans, water bottles and paper.
Thank you for using them. The center is looking for income tax
volunteers for the 2008 tax season. If
interested please contact Steve at 952-939-
Leaving for Winter? 8366.
If you are on the script mailing list and are going
Blood Pressure Nurse Volunteers Needed
to be gone over the winter months, please call
us at 952-939-8393.
The center is looking for occasional backup
We will temporarily remove you from the blood pressure nurses. If you are interested
mailing until you let us know when you’ve please contact Steve at 952-939-8366.
Great Books Senior Singles Computer Interest Group
November 25—Agnes Grey by Ann As usual the monthly meeting will be Join this group on Friday mornings
Bronte held on the 2nd Wednesday at noon.
from 10:00-12:00 to examine topics
December 23—The Great Gatsby by Make your own lunch reservations.
F. Scott Fitzgerald On November 15th we will be of interest to a membership of
This group meets on the 4th Tuesday attending the Country Christmas approximately 70, 35-40 of whom
of the month at 7:15 p.m. in the Glen Celebration at Celebration Church in attend regularly. Experience
Lake Activity Room Lakeville. We will meet at 10:45 a.m. ranges from ―beginner‖ to ―expert‖,
at the Senior Center parking lot to car with ―amateur‖ predominating. This
pool. Please call Vi at 952-938-2501
Book Club is not a group of ―techies‖. Come to
November 21—A Room with a View a few meetings and look us over.
by E.M. Forster Public Computer We think you’ll find the experience
December 18—Peony in Love by Lisa We have a computer for public use.
See In order to use the computer,
This group meets on the 3rd Thursday participants are asked to read and Chess Club
of the month at 1:00 p.m. New sign a computer policy. We also ask Know the chess basics? Come join
members are welcome! participants to reserve a time slot at
us for social chess. Looking for
Group Meeting Day chess players to hone their skills
Advisory Board 2nd Tuesday at 10:00 am and check mate opponents. This is
Alcoholics Anon. Wednesdays at 10:30 am held on Thursdays at noon.
Al-Anon Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Billiards Every Afternoon—Time Varies Minnetonka Senior Chorale
The Chorale group meets every
Bingo Tuesday afternoons at 12:45 pm
Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. New
Bird Club 1st Friday of the month at 10:00 members welcome.
Book Club 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:00
Bridge Mon. evenings at 6:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon
Bridge Wed. afternoons at 1:00 p.m. These groups meet on Wednesday
Bridge Thurs. evenings at 6:00 p.m. mornings at 10:30.
Chess Thursdays at 12:00 pm
Chorale Wednesdays at 10:00 Advisory Board Members:
Computer Interest Friday mornings at 10:00 am Lois King
OLLI Discussion 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Ruby Berg
Exercise M-W-F mornings at 9:00 am Donna Bloom
500 Card Club 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Dave Carroll
500 Card Club 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Ann Dreier
Great Books 4th Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. Kaye Fredensborg
Ham Radio 2nd Monday morning at 10:00 am Wanda Griepp
Mills Landing Open Wed-Sat. 10 am-4 pm
Nintendo Wii Tuesdays 9 am-11 am
Quilters 2nd & 4th Mon. afternoons at 1:00 pm Bev Montgomery
Red Hat Society Varies Ron Timm
Scribblers Thursdays at 10:00
Senior Singles Lunch/outing- Once a month For More information on the
programs listed to the left please
Tonka Tale Tellers 1st Monday at 10:00
Tale Spinners Tuesdays at 1:00
Woodcarvers Thursday mornings at 10:00 am
Mills Landing Shoppe Tonka Tale Tellers Bridge
Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday time We call it rapport and support and we’d There are three times when bridge is played
of the year is here. Also, Christmas gifts like to offer it to you! These 5-8 readers at the Center.
are available. Thanks to all who came tell stories with a message to stimulate Social Bridge - Monday evenings at 6:00
to our first Open house on October 4th. the imaginations of young children. The p.m. Please be there by 5:50 p.m. No
Our Shoppe is located at 12810 Tonka Tale Tellers go to elementary Partners needed.
Minnetonka Blvd. Our phone number is schools in the area and read scripts Social Bridge - Wednesday afternoons
952-933-5214. Meet some crafters on that are library researched and at 1:00 p.m. No partners needed, call
our website at adapted to skit form. This group meets 952-939-8393 for reservations.
www.millslandingshoppe.com. Shoppe the first Monday at 10:00 am. New Duplicate Bridge - Thursday evenings at
hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. members welcome. 6:00 p.m. Partners needed.
to 4:00 p.m. . If you are a Minnetonka
resident age 55 and older and have Wood Carvers Billiards
handcrafted items for sale, contact the Join the group every Thursday morning Join others for a game of billiards upstairs at
senior center at 952-939-8393. at 10:00 am. This group works the Center, most days at 1:00 p.m. Check
independently and shares ideas with the calendar on page 11 for dates and times.
Minnetonka Red Hatters each other. New participants are
Let’s return to a favorite restaurant, always welcome. Nintendo Wii Games
North Coast, on the shore of Lake Do you enjoy bowling, golf, and/or tennis? If
Minnetonka on Wednesday, November 500 Club so, join the center on Tuesdays from 9:00-
12th at 1:00 p.m. The restaurant is Do you enjoy playing the card game 11:00 a.m. to play these games
located at 294 Grove Lane, Wayzata. 500? If so, join us the 2nd and 4th on the new Nintendo Wii.
We can celebrate or cry over elections Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and the 2nd
results! R.S.V.P. to Thelma at 952-938- and 4th Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. to play Scribblers
0393. a friendly game of 500. Beginners or Join this writing group on
people looking to learn or improve your Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. If you have
Digital Camera: game are welcome for the Tuesday an interest in writing short stories, essays or
A one on one camera and saving to sessions. Everyone is welcome. poems, letters and memoirs, this is the group
your computer help program. If to share it with.
interested, please call 952-939-8393 to Bowling Club
set up an appointment to meet with The center has paired up with Hopkins Tale Spinners
Glen Keener. This program will be held Activity Center and Tuttle’s Bowling This group meets Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
on Tuesdays. Each appointment will be Alley. You can register by calling the This writing group, which has provided
in half hour increments Hopkins Activity Center at 952-939- rapport and support for 15 years, is a safe
starting at 9:00 a.m. 1333. place to share problems with memoirs,
fiction and personal essays. We rotate as
Bird Club Poetry Group
facilitators for the group and we welcome
The featured speaker for You are cordially invited to join us the
Friday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m. is first Wednesday of every month at 1:00
Dr. Scott Sharkey. He will discuss the p.m. to enjoy poetry. We’ll write some,
Art Drop In
“Wilderness in the Wetlands.” read some and share old/new favorites
Are you looking for a free place to paint with
and new discoveries. We’ll invite local
fellow artists? If so, stop on by the Senior
Garden Club poets to talk. If you have any questions
Center on Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in
This group meets the 2nd Monday of feel free to call Irene at 952-595-9958.
the Minnetonka Mills room.
every month at 1:00 p.m. Sheephead
The game of Sheephead will now be
available on the 1st and 3rd
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. every month.
Day Trips/Extended Trips
Minnetonka Senior Tour The following information is for participants who are
Reservations Information already registered for these trips:
To Register: call FULL
952-939-8393 Victorian Christmas
Thursday, December 4th
Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 4:30 pm. Pick Up Time: 10:15 a.m.
Each caller can reserve up to four spaces on a trip. Only Return Time: 5:00 p.m.
Minnetonka residents can sign up on the first day;
others may register on the second day.
Trips still available for
Payment is due at the time of registration: Registration:
Checks payable to “Minnetonka Senior Services”.
Minnetonka Senior Services
14600 Minnetonka Boulevard #15098
Minnetonka, MN 55345. Hike at Baker Park
Thursday, November 6
Visa and Master Card are accepted.
Cost: $2 includes beverage, transportation and Steve
TRIPS are planned for seniors of Minnetonka who are Enjoy a Fall hike around Baker Park. Please bring a
given first priority at registration time. picnic lunch to eat after the hike.
Listed bus/van pickup locations and times are Pick Up Time: 10:00 a.m.
tentative depending on actual registration. Registrants Return Time: 1:00 p.m.
will be notified only if changes are necessary. Registration Deadline: Monday, November 3rd.
Trip Cancellation Policy - Refunds, minus a $5
administration cost, can only be given if you cancel before See day trips for January, February and March in
the payment deadline. If a cancellation is made after the December’s newsletter.
payment deadline, the participant is
refunded/credited for everything but $5.00 only if a
replacement is found.
**For further information on the extended trips listed
Tips for Registering for Senior Tours and below, please stop by the Senior Center to
Adventures pick up a brochure or call Senior Community Services at
Call before you send in your money to make sure
space is available.
Popular trips can fill up on the first day of registration Florida……………………………..January 30-February 10
that is published in the newsletter each month. Call Texas………………………………February 13-27
early for those trips that you don’t want to miss.
Valentine’s Mystery Trip…………February 13-15
You may use a Visa or Master Card to pay for your
trip when you call to register.
Arizona…………………………….February 20-March 7
If you need a refund, you may apply credit to your California…………………………..March 6-24
account, which can be used anytime. New Orleans……………………...March 15-24
Washington DC/New York………March 27-April 6
Minnesota Tort Claims Act: Carolinas and Virginia…………..March 28-April 10
Under Minnesota law, Minnetonka is not liable for injuries Savannah…………………………April 15-23
related to the operations and maintenance of facilities Nashville…………………………..April 23-28
used for the provision of recreation programs.
Minnetonka Senior Service programs are available to
residents and non-residents of Minnetonka. This agency
is not responsible for injuries sustained by participating in
Helpful Information & Did You Know
An Inspirational Poem Did You Know…Interesting Facts
By Author Unknown Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. you. The spray blocks the mosquito's
If you did, what would there be to look forward to? sensors so they don't know you're there.
Be thankful when you don't know something, Dentists have recommended that a
for it gives you the opportunity to learn. toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from
Be thankful for the difficult times. a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting
During those times you grow. from the flush.
Be thankful for your limitations, The liquid inside young coconuts can be
because they give you opportunities for improvement. used as substitute for blood plasma.
Be thankful for each new challenge, No piece of paper can be folded in half more
because it will build your strength and character. than 7 times.
Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable les- Donkeys kill more people annually than plane
Be thankful when you're tired and weary, You burn more calories sleeping than you do
because it means you've made a difference. watching television.
It's easy to be thankful for the good things. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are fifty years of age or older.
are also thankful for the setbacks. The first product to have a bar code was
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Wrigley's gum.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
The king of hearts is the only king without a
and they can become your blessings.
A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the
Wright brother's first flight.
Senior Center Manager-Steve Pieh….952-939-8366 American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by
Secretary of Senior Programming- eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in
Nicole Gorman…………………………..952-939-8369 first-class.
Secretary: Kathy Kline…………………952-939-8393 Venus is the only planet that rotates
H.O.M.E.: Jeanne Swedberg…………..952-939-8363
Minnetonka Senior Center…………….952-939-8393
Senior Linkage Line……………...…..1-800-333-2433 Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at
Hopkins Activity Center………………..952-939-1333 waking you up in the morning.
ICA…………………………………………952-938-0729 The plastic things on the end of shoelaces
Minnetonka Dial-a-Ride………………..952-401-1749 are called aglets.
Meals On Wheels………………………..952-474-5227 Most dust particles in your house are made
(if you live West of 494) from dead skin.
……………………………………………...952-935-9028 The first owner of the Marlboro Company
(if you live East of 494) died of lung cancer.
Police Non-Emergency………………...952-939-8500 Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
Minnetonka City Hall..………………….952-939-8200 Pearls melt in vinegar.
MN Senior Federation………………..1-800-365-8765
Ridgedale Library……………………….952-847-8800 If you have any interesting and useful facts that
you would like to submit, please feel free to drop
Music Assoc. of Minnetonka (MAM)…952-401-5954
them off at the front desk of the senior center
Hopkins Community Education………952-988-4070
Minnetonka Community Education….952-401-6800 otherwise e-mail them to Nicole at
Senior Community Services…………..952-541-1019 email@example.com.
Defensive Driving & FYI
Now Available: Online Registration
Defensive Steps on how to register online:
Driving How To Register Online:
Classes Go to www.eminnetonka.com
Click on: Recreation, Activities, Online
Registration: Destination Recreation.
Recreation Services is pleased to offer you this
Please call the MN Highway Safety Center, toll
registration service. To register online, you must
free at 1-888-234-1294 Monday-Friday from 8:00
establish a household account with the senior
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to register for all 2008
center prior to online registration. A household PIN
Defensive Driving Classes. You will pay the
number and Client Barcode is issued by the senior
instructor at the time of the class, your
center. To obtain your PIN and Barcode simply call
registration fee, using a check or exact cash.
our office at 952-939-8393 to set up your
No credit cards accepted!**
household account or e-mail:
Checks payable to: MN Highway Safety Center. firstname.lastname@example.org
Need drivers license number included with New household accounts cannot be created online.
payment. Sign up early for these classes. Choose from a variety of senior center activities for
Refreshments included with all classes. your enjoyment. Online registration provides you
4 hour renewal day course: the opportunity to register for many senior center
Thursday, November 13th (call 1-888-234-1294) activities, check current registrations and view your
Class held from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. account history over the internet. Some classes
$18.00 (No lunch served) may only be available for viewing.
Tuesday, December 2nd (call 1-888-234-1294) Only courses offered during the current season’s
Class held from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. brochure are listed. Other courses will be shown as
$18.00 (No lunch served) seasons and registration periods change.
*SAVE 10% ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE BY Teacher Highlight: Marcella Nordseth
TAKING THESE CLASSES.
Marcella has been teaching oil painting in various
Meet the Defensive Driving Instructor: environments and facilities for the past 25-30 years.
Gary Zitzlsperger She resides in Deephaven where she has been a
resident since High school. Marcella has two chil-
Gary has been teaching with us since January of dren and two grandchildren. She currently teaches
2008. He has been a defensive driving instructor here as well as another facility in the Twin Cities.
for about a year and is a full time real estate agent.
Gary and his wife reside in Minnetonka and has
four grown children and six grandchildren.
Winter/Spring Classes — How to Register
WALK IN: You may register at the Senior Center desk. Visa & Master Card are accepted.
MAIL IN: Send to Minnetonka Senior Services, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka MN 55345
with your name, address, phone number, name of the class that you are registering for and your
BY PHONE: Registrations are accepted over the phone (952) 939-8393 with a Visa & MasterCard
ON-LINE: SEE PAGE 8 FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION STEPS
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: ―Minnetonka Senior Services‖ (MSS)
You no longer need separate checks when registering for classes, meals, trips, or
programs. Classes cannot be pro-rated.
Must Pre-register and pre-pay for all programs before class start date.
Your name, address, telephone number, and other indentifying information are private and cannot be given to the general public.
We need this information to enroll you in the program/trips and to be able to contact you if necessary. If you do not provide the
information, the participant may not be able to enroll in the requested program. This information will be provided to the instructors
of any class you are enrolled in and to recreation personnel who have a need to know it.
Minnesota Tort Claims Act: Winter/Spring Registration begins Thursday,
Under Minnesota law, Minnetonka is not liable for injuries December 4th at 8:30 a.m.
related to the operations and maintenance of facilities used for
the provision of recreation programs.
History Class—Tom Schmid
The Most Important Event in Our Country’s History
Minnetonka Senior Service programs are available to This class will explore our nation’s struggle for independence. Gain an
residents and non-residents of Minnetonka. This agency is not understanding of the origins and ideas of the war as well as the military
responsible for injuries sustained by participating in these events. Attention will be given to the impact of European countries
programs. participation. The role of the leaders of both sides, women and Native
Americans will be included. The short and long term effects of the
outcome worldwide will be discussed. Activities will include discussions,
presentations, readings and audio/visual elements.
Chair supported yoga postures for the less mobile. Learn
traditional Hatha yoga postures that can help you increase Shady Oak Room
your flexibility, increase your range of motion, balance and Course # Days Date Time Fee
15169 T Feb 17 - Mar 24 1-3:00 p.m. $26
Course # Day Date Time Fee
14495 T Nov 4 - 25 $12 Tai Chi Chih
The intermediate class must have completed at least two beginner
No class Nov.11 9:45-
classes and have instructor’s approval. Joe Apt, instructor, has over 19
14497 TH Nov 6 - 20 $12 years of teaching experience.
Purgatory Creek Room
Course # Day Level Date Time Fee
Yoga - Intermediate—Nancy Holasek 15173 Beg. Jan 5 - Mar 16 10-11:00 a.m. $38
Chair supported yoga postures for slightly more intensive M (no class Jan
workout, including seated, standing and floor (prone and 19 & Feb 16)
15174 Int. 11:30 -12:30 $38
Course # Day Date Time Fee These United Stressed States: The Individual in America
Nov 4 - 25 In this ongoing series we will continue to use Caroline Kennedy’s
T No class Nov. 11 masterful anthology of stories, speeches, lyrics, photos and historical
15151 Oct 9 - 30 $14 documents. The writings and images that defined America’s past can
11— greatly enhance our historic and civic appreciation today. This class
15152 Nov 6 - 20 No Noon $12 meets every other Wednesday.
Class Nov 27 St. Alban’s Room
Course # Days Date Time Fee
9 15170 W Apr 1 - May 27 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $22
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3 4 5 6 7
Exercise 9:00 Craft Committee 9:00 Exercise 9:00 Carvers 10:00 Exercise 9:00
Art Drop-In 9:00 Wii Game 9:00 Utility Billing 9:00 Hike at Baker Park 10:00 Bird Club 10:00
Tonka Tale Tellers 10:00 Digital Camera 9:00 Sheephead 9:00 Scribblers 10:00 Blood Pressure 9:30-11:30
Tai Chi Chih 10:00/11:30 Legal Counseling 9:45/ 10:00 Senior Chorale 10:30 Yoga 9:45/11:00 Happy Feet 9:00-3:00
Health Insurance 1:00 Yoga 11:00 A.A./Al-Anon 12:00 Line Dance 12:30/ 1:45 Computer Group 10:00
Social Bridge 6:00 Bingo 12:45 Lunch 1:00 Billiards 3:00 Billiards 1:00
Tale Spinners 1:00 Social Bridge 1:00 Duplicate Bridge 6:00 Oil Painting 1:00
Billiards 1:00 Billiards 1:00
Poetry Club 1:00
10 11 12 13 14
Exercise 9:00 Exercise 9:00 Defensive Driving 9:00 Exercise 9:00
Art Drop-In 9:00 Senior Chorale 10:00 Carvers 10:00 Happy Feet 9:00-3:00
Ham Radio 10:00 Center Closed in H.O.M.E. Program 10:00 Scribblers 10:00 Computer Group 10:00
Advisory Board Mtg 10:00 A.A./Al-Anon 10:30 Yoga 9:45/11:00 Lunch & Movie 12:00
Speaker & Lunch 10:30
United Stressed 10:00 Chess 12:00 Billiards 1:00
Garden Club 1:00 Veterans Day Blood Pressure 9:30-11:30 Line Dance 12:30/1:45 Oil Painting 1:00
Quilters 1:00 Lunch 12:00 Billiards 3:00
Billiards 1:00 Adopt-a-Hwy 1:00 Duplicate Bridge 6:00
Health Insurance 1:00 Social Bridge 1:00
Social Bridge 6:00 Billiards 1:00
500 Cards 6:30
17 18 19 20 21
Exercise 9:00 Wii Game 9:00 Exercise 9:00 Script Folding 9:00 Exercise 9:00
Art Drop-In 9:00 Digital Camera 9:00 Sheephead 9:00 Carvers 10:00 Blood Pressure 9:30-11:30
Health Insurance 1:00 Legal Counseling 10:00 Senior Chorale 10:00 Scribblers 10:00 Happy Feet 9:00-3:00
Billiards 1:00 Yoga 9:45/11:00 A.A./Al-Anon 10:30 Yoga 9:45/ 11:00 Computer Group 10:00
Social Bridge 6:00 Thanksgiving Party 12:00 Meet the Author 1:00 Chess 12:00 Billiards 1:00
Bingo 12:45 Senior Federation 1:00 Book Club 1:00
History Class 1:00 Social Bridge 1:00 Line Dance 12:30/1:45
Tale Spinners 1:00 Billiards 1:00 Billiards 3:00
Billiards 1:00 OLLI 7:00 Duplicate Bridge 6:00
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Exercise 9:00 Wii Game 9:00 Exercise 9:00
Art Drop-In 9:00 500 Cards 9:00 Senior Chorale 10:00
Quilters 1:00 Digital Camera 9:00 United Stressed 10:00
Center Closed in Center Closed in
Billiards 1:00 Legal Counseling 10:00 A.A./Al-Anon 10:30 Observance of Observance of
Health Insurance 1:00 Yoga 9:45/11:00 Lunch Buffet 12:00 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
Social Bridge 6:00 Bingo 12:45 Social Bridge 1:00 Holiday Holiday
Senior Outreach 1:00 Billiards 1:00
Tale Spinners 1:00 500 Cards 6:30
History Class 1:00
Great Books 7:15
Senior Center Contact Information
Senior Center Manager-Steve Pieh…………………………… 952-939-8366
Secretary of Senior Programming-Nicole Gorman………….952-939-8369
Secretary: Kathy Kline……………………………………………952-939-8393
H.O.M.E.: Jeanne Swedberg……………………………………..952-939-8363
Outreach: Marion Danielson…………………………………….952-939-8393
Minnetonka Senior Center……………………………………….952-939-8393
Senior Center Events & Community Events
For Your Reading Pleasure
The daily newspaper and eight magazines are
Limited financial scholarships are available for
provided by West Ridge Retirement Community.
Minnetonka residents age 55 and over, for
These reading materials are located in the Glen
events, classes and one day trips. This is
Lake Activity Room and are for you to enjoy. Stop
sponsored by the Minnetonka Senior Services.
on in and enjoy some reading time.
Scholarships are confidential. To learn more,
contact senior services at 952-939-8393.
H.O.M.E. Informational Presentation
Sons of Norway You’re invited to a free informational session to
learn more about the H.O.M.E. (Household and
Vestland Lodge will have their annual "Taste of Outside Maintenance for the Elderly) program. You
Scandinavia" on November 18, 7pm, at the will have the chance to meet Jeanne Swedberg
Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 who is our H.O.M.E. contact at the senior center.
Minnetonka Blvd. There will be food
Wednesday, November 12th at 10:00 a.m.
demonstrations and tasting, silent auction,
crafts, and bake sale. There is a $5 charge for
food tasting. Scrooge—The Musical at the Minnetonka
For more information call 952-994-3174. Community Theater
You and your family are invited to attend the
Adopt-A-Highway holiday performance of Scrooge—The Musical.
Wednesday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m. Discount tickets for a special performance on
Saturday, December 20th at 1:00 p.m. can be
Volunteers are needed. Volunteers will meet at purchased now at a reduced rate of $10.50 a
the center. Supplies and refreshments will be ticket. A limited number of tickets are available.
provided. Call the center at 952-939-8393 with These reduced price tickets can be purchased only
any questions. through the Minnetonka Senior Center. Call 952-
939-8393 for more information. These tickets can
Agnes Daluge’s Heroic Efforts of WWII be picked up at the will-call window on December
20th, up to one hour prior to the performance.
Come listen to the story of Agnes Daluge’s as
an undercover teenager during WWII, as told
by her husband Willard Daluge of Eden Meet the Author:
Prairie. Judy McCabe
Agnes was born in Czechoslovakia in 1928. How we think of home changes throughout our
At age 11, a very sick, and undernourished lives, shifting with location, time, families and our
Agnes was sent to live with her Aunt Rosa in own perspective.
Germany. She was given the medical care Judy McCabe, author of Thoughts of Home, a
needed to regain her health and soon Agnes coffee table book that pairs beautiful photographs
became part of her aunt’s secret ―Munich with moving descriptions that inspire fond
Underground‖ program where she helped memories of our own families and homes, will
save hundreds of lives. Hot meal provided reflect on homes, families and our homeland
following the program. Course #15159
Course #15055 Wednesday, November 19th at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, November 10th at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $2 payable to MSS by Monday, November
Cost is $6 payable to MSS by Wednesday, 17th. Refreshments will be provided.
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Minnetonka Senior Services Scholarship
Scholarships are available to Minnetonka residents age 55 and over. Minnetonka Senior Services
will pay up to 50%. Individuals may receive assistance for a maximum of three classes or events per
seasonal recreational brochure, with a limit of one bus trip per year. Applicants are contingent upon
class availability, scholarship fund balances, and the participant’s financial status.
Name of Registrant: 55+ (Circle one) Yes No
Address, City, Zip:
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Payment Option: ( ) Visa ( ) MasterCard Amount to be charged:
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