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 Monday, June 5, 2017

  Tours in St. Paul and Minneapolis

Bus leaves at 8:15 a.m.

We will travel by bus to visit sites in Minneapolis and St. Paul on Monday, June 5, between 8:15 and 4:00 p.m. The price is $55. Make check payable to AAUW Minneapolis Spring Getaway.

  • Tour the newly renovated State Capitol
• Tour monuments on the Capitol Mall
• Visit Hmongtown Marketplace
• Have lunch at Charlie’s Grill in the Depot Hotel • Tour US Bank Stadium

Reservations begin April 17 at the Gale or Mail checks to: Sharon Goodrie

 Thursday, June 8, 2017

Destination Waconia, Minnesota

Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m.

We will travel by bus to visit Waconia, which is about 30 minutes west of Minneapolis, Thursday, June 8, between 8:30 and 4:00 p.m. The price is $55.
Make checks payable to AAUW Minneapolis Spring Getaway.

  • Tour Andrew Peterson Farmstead
    Peterson’s diaries were the basis for Vilhelm Moberg’s emigrant novels.
  • Tour Waconia’s historic homes and business district by bus
  • Visit local, unique shops and coffee houses
  • Have lunch at Lola’s Lakehouse
  • Taste wine at the award-winning Sovereign Estates Winery

Reservations begin April 17 at the Gale or Mail checks to: Sharon Goodrie


Tuesday, June 13, 2017


I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai Discussion Leader: Beth Montgomery

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Yousafzai spoke out. She refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. When she was 15, she was shot at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Since her miraculous recovery, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest winner ever of the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will help you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.



Impact of Title IX: University Marching Bands

Speaker: Elizabeth (Betsy) McCann, Assistant Director of Bands/Director of Marching and Athletic Bands, University of Minnesota

Women were barred from participating as members of large university marching bands until the passage and implementation of Title IX legislation. Women were admitted to the marching band at the University of Minnesota in 1972. Joining the university in 2016, McCann is the first female director of a marching band in the Big Ten Conference. McCann will share her story.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

4:30 5:00 SOCIAL

6:00 7:00 DINNER

7:15  Car Pool to the Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Lynx vs New York Liberty

Come join us and help cheer on our Minnesota Lynx!
More information will be coming as the season approaches. Please save the date. Note: This is the fourth Tuesday in July. The Lynx do not have a home game on the second Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017



Founders Room The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro

Boston painter, Claire Roth, has survived financially by painting reproductions. Aiden Markel, an influential gallery owner, offers Claire a show of her own works if she will forge a copy of a Degas. This painting, however, has been stolen in the 1990 heist from the Isabella Steward Museum. She reluctantly agrees, which sets her on quite an adventure. A good summer read, this mystery also provides an education in art history and the skills needed to make a decent art copy.



Natural Connections: Understanding Our Relationship with Animals

Speaker: Meg Mertaugh, Lead Nature-Based Therapeutics Practitioner Specializing in Animal Interactions, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, University of Minnesota

Have you ever felt the healing bond between you and an animal? If so, then you are one of many who recognize how the human/animal bond is therapeutic. A growing number of researchers and human service professionals believe that many issues facing people today–depression, anxiety, stress–are due, in part, to our separation from nature, including animals. Learn how animals are being brought into the lives of the frail elderly and people with Parkinson’s disease and eating disorders.



Gale Mansion To learn how you can rent the Gale Mansion and use its renowned catering services, go to www.galemansion.com or visit the Gale Mansion facebook page!