Activities - 2018-2019
500 Card Club - We play at Rascal's in Apple Valley on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. We meet at 11:30 AM for lunch and play cards until 3:00 PM. All levels of players are invited.
Contact: Mary Knoblach & Maxine Abeln
Biking - Biking on trails in the Twin Cities and surrounding area begins in June and continues through the summer with scheduled trips twice a month. Sign up to receive email notice of days, times and locations. All levels of biking ability are welcome.
Contact: Mary Knoblach
Book Group - If you enjoy reading, you will enjoy this group. Together we choose the books we are interested in reading for discussion. We invite you to join us at 12:30 PM on the 4th Thursday of each month for a lively exchange of ideas about the book we have read. We typically meet at one of the Dakota County Libraries for our discussion (locations vary.) Additionally, we choose a restaurant nearby for those who would enjoy getting together beforehand for lunch and a social time at 11:00am
Contact: Judy Rau Deb Lingen
Books for 2018-19
September 27: The English Wife by Lauren Willig
October 25: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
November 29: The Cuban Affair by Nelson deMille
December 7: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
January 24: The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
February 14, 10:30: Stewardess at Minnesota History Theatre
February 28: No book this month because of the play at the Minnesota History Theatre
March 28: Beartown by Fredrick Backman
April 25: - Book Exchange- Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
May 23: 10:00: Dirty Business at Minnesota History Theatre - The Last Goodnight, or Cast No Shadow: The Life of the American Spy Who Changed the Course of World War II
June 27: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend... by Katrina Bivald
July 25: The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart
August 22: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
September 26: Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
Bridge (Duplicate) - Duplicate Bridge is played the 4th Monday of each month at 10:00 AM at Casper's Cherokee Steak House. We will enjoy lunch around noon, and play until all boards are complete. We generally end around 3:30 PM.
Contact: Becky Brown
Bridge (Party) - We meet on the third Monday of each month at Casper's Cherokee Steak House in Eagan at 10:00 AM. We play, eat lunch and then play some more, finishing by 3:00 PM.
Contact: Lynda Freund
Bunco - Bunco meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Rascal's in Apple Valley. We meet at 11:30 AM, have lunch, and play until approximately 3:00 PM.
Contact: Linda Neubauer (prefers phone: 952 432 8516)
Crafts - If you like to do handiwork, bring along whatever you are working on. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month between 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at a member's home. You can come and go as you please. A potluck lunch is served.
Contact: Sue Larson Cindy Manwarren
Cribbage - The Cribbage group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 10 AM - 12 Noon at Starbucks Coffee located in the Eagan Kowalski's Market. All levels of players are welcome. Please bring a cribbage board if you have one.
Contact: Nanci Peterson
Golf -The summer golf activity is played each year at the Birnamwood Golf Course, 12424 Parkwood Dr., Burnsville. Spring and fall golf activities are organized on an informal basis for members who want to extend the season. Both are a weather-permitting activity with no long-term commitments.
Contact: Penny Ebel
Contact: Pam Miller
Lunch Adventures - Lunch Adventures meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. We travel all over the Metro area in search of unique and distinct dining experiences. Previous restaurants have ranged from All American to Ethnic foods, casual, formal, old favorites to new restaurants. Please join us for lunch and to get to know other members of New Sociables.
Contact: Judy Rau, Joyce Huff, & Susan Marlow
Service/Volunteering - Volunteers from New Sociables join other volunteers at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan every 2nd Monday of the month from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. We hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children throughout the world. There are "sit-down" jobs if you are unable to stand for long periods of time.
Contact: Deb Lingen
Share-A-Recipe - Join us for great food and conversation on the 4th Wednesday of the month at noon in a member's home. The hostess provides the dinnerware and coffee. Guest are asked to bring a favorite dish to share and the recipe. To receive a copy of all the recipes, bring a stamped self-addressed legal sized envelope to the luncheon and 50¢ to cover the cost of the copies.
Contact: Ruth Ann Miller & Jan Matulka
Tours - We try to schedule an outing once a month (usually the 2nd Friday of the month) to visit places of interest in and around the Twin Cities. Our day always includes lunch at an interesting restaurant. We car pool so no need to worry about driving alone or getting lost. Join us for an enjoyable day.
Contact: Judy Rau, Joyce Huff, & Anna Barnard