Whether or not you are a member of AAUW, you are welcome to attend our programs. Please note that advance meal reservations are required. If you would like to learn more about how our programming works, please scroll down. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns at

Making reservations

To make your meal reservation, use the “Manage Meal Reservations” link on the right of this page under “Links”.  Note that using the reservation link does require you to sign up on the SignUp page.  Follow the directions within SignUp, or call 651-220-4777 and leave a message with your full name, date/time of program you plan to attend, any dietary accommodations you require, and please note that you are attending as a guest (provide the name of a member, if applicable). Reservations must be received by the following deadlines:

  • Monday luncheon: before 1:00 p.m. Thursday
  • Tuesday dinner: before 1:00 p.m. Thursday


Payments are accepted by cash or check upon arrival at The Gale. Make checks payable to AAUW Minneapolis.

  • Monday luncheon: $20
  • Late reservations: $22
  • Tuesday dinner: $30
  • Late reservations: $32
  • Wine: $6 per glass
  • Non-alcoholic beverages: $2 per glass


  • Before Thursday at 3:00 p.m.: call 651-220-4777
  • After Thursday at 3:00 p.m.: call the AAUW office at 612-870-1661 and leave a cancellation message. If you fail to cancel your reservation, it is your responsibility to pay by mailing a check to the AAUW office.

Bad weather closing

Bad weather closings are highlighted on the Home page of this website. You may also call  612-870-1661 for a recorded message.

About our programs

Most of our programs feature a speaker who prepares a 30-45 minute talk and answers questions for 10-20 minutes following the presentation. From time to time, we do have live performance programs or interactive programs, such as games, volunteer work or Monday interest groups.

About our schedule

Daytime programs occur almost weekly on Mondays from September through May. The first program begins at 9:30 a.m. and the second program follows at about 10:45 a.m. There are brief announcements prior to a noon lunch. The third and final program of the day begins around 1:15 p.m.

Evening programs occur once a month on Tuesdays from April through November. The bar is open at 5:30 p.m., dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. and the program begins at 7:00 p.m.

About our meals

Meals are planned and prepared by The Gale Mansion chef and staff. Because ingredients must be purchased in advance, reservations are required for all meals. There is one meal prepared for all program attendees, unless you request,in advance, a meal that meets your dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.) when making your reservation. Accommodations may not be possible if you did not make alternative arrangements in advance.