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#1 The Bell Museum: A Playground for Natural History Lovers
Friday, September 28
Fee: $15.00 for tour
Meet at 1:15 pm Tour: 1:30 pm (one hour)
Optional fee for Planetarium: $7.00, payable at the door
Arrange with your drivers if you wish to stay for the
Planetarium tour which will last an additional 50 minutes.
Limited to 15 participants. Guests welcome.
Join us as we tour the new and epic Bell Museum and
Planetarium! It has left its cramped, dilapidated quarters
on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus for a contemporary and sustainable design of local granite, steel, white pine and glass set among a pond and grassy fields on the St. Paul campus. Established in 1872 as the state’s natural history museum, the Bell has evolved from a collection of Minnesota “still lives” into a dynamic, interactive journey that explores our place in space and time.
The world-famous dioramas present three-dimensional scenes of taxidermist wild life displayed against the original 1940s painted backdrops by Francis Lee Jaques. We
will see a full-scale woolly mammoth, a diorama of wolves on a hunt and many other depicted animals that roamed this region during the last ice age. The specimens were
gathered before most visitors were born and many provide valuable documentation of climate change.
Add to your visit the new building’s must-see addition: The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium! Take virtual journeys through the stars. Stretch out
in a tilt-back seat and shoot up into the void as Earth recedes and the solar system shrinks to a bubble resolving into a star circled by seven tiny exoplanets.
Note: Sandwiches and beverages are available in the gift shop. The Bell is handicapped accessible. Parking is available in a lot adjacent to the Bell Museum $5.00 fee.
The experience does require some physical activity, but is well worth it!
Directions: # l-94 East (from Minneapolis) or West (from St.Paul) to Hwy. #280. Hwy. 280 to Larpenteur Exit. Exit right at Larpenteur and go up hill. Stay on Larpenteur to
Cleveland (light). At Cleveland turn right. The Bell is on the right. 2088 Larpenteur Ave. West, St. Paul. 612-626-9660
Coordinators: Saralee Mogilner 952.935.2156
Marlene Goldberg 612.743.9120
#2 A Visit With Artist Claude Riedel at the Minnesota Center for Glass Arts
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Meet at 10:45 am Program: 11:00 am
Limited to 20 participants. Guests welcome.
NOTE: No elevator in building – one flight of stairs
Claude Riedel has been creating stained glass windows and sculptures for more than 30 years. His artistic journey is personal. His grandfather was taken to Buchenwald
in Germany on Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass) in 1938.
He says ”I am inspired to put shards of glass back together in
new and meaningful ways”. Today you can become part of a unique experience as we meet the artist who is also one of the most prolific creators of Ner Tamids (eternal lights which hang in front of the Ark).
Mr. Riedel has collaborated with glass blowers, metal and bronze workers to craft more than 100 eternal flames for congregations across the globe. His first Ner Tamid was hung originally at Bet Shalom’s former home, a Lutheran Church in Hopkins. Today it hangs in Bet Shalom’s beautiful spiritual home in Minnetonka. Of his work, Claude says” I create ceremonial art that inspires and calms the spirit of the congregant…..and to inspire and not detract from prayer”.
Join us for a provocative morning. You will not be disappointed.
Minnesota Center for Glass Arts
2010 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis 55415 612-759-8476
Directions: 394 to 94 East to 35W North. Exit on Hennepin. Turn right (East) Continue for 2 stop lights (Stinson). Continue to just under train track bridge, turn on 1st right into a dirt parking lot. Follow fence to back. Building is a red brick complex with a full sized sign.
Coordinators: Marlene Goldberg 612-743-9120 Saralee Mogilner 952-935-2156
#3 Egypt’s Sunken Cities at Mia
Wednesday, November 14
12:30: meet at Information Desk across from Gift Shop
Tour: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Number of participants limited to 15.
Mia is one of the first North American art museums to tell the epic story of one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology. A research mission and
excavation revealed the lost cities of ancient Egypt submerged under the Mediterranean Sea. More than 1200 years ago, two ancient cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Franck Goddio, a pioneer of modern maritime archaeology and his team discovered the submerged ancient city of Thonis-Heracleion and parts of the city of Canopus. Before the founding of Alexandria in 331BC, Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names of the city) was the primary port of entry to Egypt. Canopus, often mentioned by classical authors and religious leaders, was famous for its temples. Prior to the discovery in 2000, no trace of either city had been found. Many wondered, were these cities real or merely myth? We will see the myth become reality with the recovered buried monumental statues, religious images carved in stone, exquisite jewelry and delicate ceramics, all of which will lead us to a greater understanding of life during the age of pharaohs.
“The Times”, London, says this of the exhibition….. “this is a show to bring you to tears of wonder…..”. Do not miss a once in a lifetime opportunity to view an incredible discovery in a private tour with an experienced Mia docent!
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Avenue South
Coordinators: Saralee Mogilner 952-935-2156 Marlene Goldberg 612-743-9120
#4 Tour the Guthrie Theater
Tuesday, December 11
Meet on Level 4 at 10:45 am
Tour at 11:00 am-11:45 am
Number of participants limited to 15. Guests welcome
Join us for an intimate tour of an architectural and theatrical marvel: Guthrie Theater!
As the visit itself focuses on the backstage spaces, we will have an experienced guide who can work around production schedules enabling us to walk through the Thrust and Proscenium stages, the Scene shop where
sets are built, the Costume Shop, and the Prop Shop near the rehearsal rooms on Level 1.
We also suggest planning additional time to explore the public lobby spaces like the Endless Bridge and the Dowling Studio lobby on Level 9 when available.
See for yourself where and how this extraordinary organization prepares to provide you with transformative experiences that ignite the imagination, stir the heart and open the mind.
818 South 2nd Street 612.377.2224
Ramp and Street Parking
Coordinator: Saralee Mogilner 952-935-2156
FUN AND GAMES WITH BOND
BOND Bridge & Qwirkle
(Qwirkle is similar to Scrabble only using shapes and colors). We will teach you how to play. Bond Branching out in Bridge and games meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30 am for lunch at McCoy’s followed by games. We welcome you to join us. Please RSVP each month if you can attend to: Millie Segal 763.486.8512 or email@example.com
Early Childhood Projects
Everyone Welcome: If you are interested in making games, etc. for children and enjoying a nice social afternoon with other BOND ladies, join our Early Childhood group by contacting Rhoda Redleaf 651.905.9606 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch In St. Paul
Mark the 4th Wednesday on your calendars and if you’re in town, we hope you will join us for lunch.
We meet every other month to try out new ethnic restaurants. All members are invited to join us and get acquainted.
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner at a specially picked restaurant. We gather at 6:30 pm in the Summer and 6:00 pm during the Winter months. Watch for Carole Bender-Resnick’s captivating email reminder announcement. Let me know if you need to carpool. R.S.V.P. Judy Serrell if you plan to attend. 952.929.3830 email@example.com
Wednesday Dining Schedule
September 12 Dinner Winners
6:30 pm Kafe 421
421 14th Ave NE
(U Campus) Mpls
11:30 am Himalayan Restaurant
2910 E Lake St, Mpls
October 10 Dinner Winners
6:30 pm McCormick & Schmick’s
3203 Galleria W. 70th & York
October 24 Lunch in St. Paul
11:30 am Salut
917 Grand Ave, St. Paul
November 14 Dinner Winners
11:30 am The Monte Carlo
219 3rd Ave N, Mpls
November 28 International Lunch
11:30 am Gardens of Salonica
19 5th St NE, Mpls
SHORT STORY GROUP
We meet at RidgePointe West Party Room, 12800 Marion Lane, Minnetonka, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Coffee, & etc. at 9:30 am; discussion begins at 10.
Our book is Promised Lands, New Jewish American Fiction On Longing and Belonging. Edited by Derek Rubin.
We take turns being hostess and facilitator. The facilitator includes a brief biography of the author and leads the discussion.
Contact Lorraine Diamond 952-935-6627 or the hostess to R.S.V.P. or with any questions. Donation of $1 is payable at the door.
September 11 Midhusband by Edward Schwarzschild
Hostess & facilitator: Marian Altrowitz 935-935-1914
October 10 The Porchies by Adam Wilson
Hostess: Fruma Goldfarb 612-930-9409
Facilitator: Sharon Zweigbaum
November 14 The End of Anti-Semitism by Aaron Hamburger
Hostess: Sybil Rubin, 952-405-6551
Facilitator: Fruma Goldfarb
December 12 Things That Are Not Yours by Lara Vapnyar
Hostess & facilitator: Millie Segal, 763-486-8512b
January 9 A Bisel This, a Bisel That 2019 by Janice Eidus
Hostess: Merle Kane, 763-588-2177
Facilitator: Millie Segal
February 13 The Yehudah Triangle by Thane Rosenbaum
Hostess: Sharon Zweigbaum 952-595-9992
Facilitator: Margie Lifson
March 13 Money by Lev Raphael
Hostess: Lorraine Diamond 952-935-6627
Facilitator: Fruma Goldfarb
3RD FRIDAY BOOK CLUB
Facilitator gives a brief biography of the author, quotes from articles, and guides the discussion. Please call the hostess if you plan to attend.
Coffee at 9:30 am and Discussion at 10 am.
Donation: $2 per session collected at the door.
NOTE: We will be meeting every month at the
Adath Jeshurun Congregation Adult Lounge,
10500 Hillside Lane W, Minnetonka 55305 for
10 months and July and August at another location.
Everyone is Welcome!
September 21 Dona Barbara by Romlo Gallegos
Facilitator: Joyce Martin 952.544.1101
October 19 Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan
Facilitator: Millie Segal 763.377.5638
November 16 The Fencing Masters by Arturo Perez Reverte
Facilitator: Marilyn Wert 952.545.3260
December 21 The Gustan Sonato by Rose Tremain
Facilitator: Suzanne Prass 612.374.1575