• Planning Meeting for Summer Events

    Finnish Bistro Coffee & Cafe

    Come for a bite to eat and help plan the next few months of Be My Guest. Have you some great ideas, Do you want to have a backyard BBQ? Do you want to help plan a party? Please come help us shape a summer of fun activities. If you can't make the meeting and would like to host an event or help plan one, or have an idea or two, please indicate that in comments. The Bistro has excellent food and great outdoor seating. Parking is a bear though, so plan on walking a bit. The area is beautiful, however.

  • Photo Scavenger Hunt along the Mississippi

    Lucky's 13 Pub


    Because of high water, we are starting and ending our hunt in Mendota. We will organize and start across the street and a couple hundred feet west of Lucky 13. There's better parking at the historical monument and then will meet at the restaurant when done. If you want to leave a car there, it's easy to get back to it afterwards. https://www.luckys13pub.com/ There you will break up into teams of no more than 4 people. After the teams are made (you can make your own, if you want), you will be given a list of clues and rules in order to find landmarks along the Mississippi from downtown Mendota to downtown Minneapolis. After questions are answered, each team will get into one car and figure out the clues and then go and take a picture of each landmark. After accomplishing this you will head back to Lucky 13. Prizes will be given to the team with the most correct answers. If a tie, we will have a drawing. This is not a timed event, so we hope you will enjoy the day, the sights and each other's company for a enjoyable afternoon. We have driven the course a few times, it is important that you watch for bikers and people out walking. What each team will need: 1. A car, if you don't drive you will be asked to help with gas. 2. A safe driver 3. A phone that can take good pictures 4. The anticipation of a fun time! We will meet back at Lucky 13 and enjoy an early happy hour/supper. The $2.00 fee is for the fabulous prizes!

  • Breakfast, Vintage Porsches and World Class Wooden Boats

    This is an event that those of you who are Vintage Car and Boat buffs will enjoy. We will have breakfast at Elsie's and then head over to the private collection of vintage porsche and wood boats. The Open House is a free will fund raiser for Special Olympics. There are about 30 cars and 5 boats. You will get the address for the event at the breakfast. It is close by. http://www.elsies.com/ http://www.elsies.com/breakfast-menu/ OPEN HOUSE from 10AM to 2PM Please join us for the annual Open house/fund raiser At the toy box A unique opportunity to see one of the finest private vintage Porsche collections in the world With special guest Chris Runge and one of his latest creations from Runge Cars https://rungecars.com/ Also included in collection are world class distinctive wooden boats Entry by donation to The Blues Team Special Olympics Minnesota Section 11


    What better way to spend a weekend evening in New Orleans than at a fancy costume party at the Governor's mansion just before Mardi Gras? The diverse people, the food, the music, ... why even the foul weather causing sporadic power blackouts cannot dampen the mood! 🎭🎭🎭🎭🎭🎭🎭🎭🎭🎭🎭🎭🎭🎭 UNTIL SOMEONE GETS MURDERED! πŸ”ŽπŸ”ŽπŸ”Ž πŸ’ŠπŸ”«πŸ’‰πŸ”¨...πŸ’²πŸ’°πŸ’΅πŸ”πŸ”πŸ” Now you have to try to solve the mystery... who did it? Why would they kill with so many witnesses present? Can the guests deduce what happened from the short list of clues, before the parish police arrive and start arresting everyone at the party? πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš”πŸš” You are invited to attend the party, have a great Mardi Gras time, enjoy potluck and catered cajun food, BYOB, and especially to ..... SURVIVE THE MURDER & HELP CATCH THE PERPETRATOR! (πŸ”ͺ?)🍜🍀🍷🍸🍻 ... Your special murder party role will be assigned to you through meetup message, after you RSVP. (Keep your RSVP current! The MURDERED victim and the guilty party need to attend..... LOL) Dress the part as best you can. Generic "investigators" will be used to help after all primary participant roles are full. YOU MIGHT BE KILLED, OR GUILTY! Be prepared! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜•πŸ˜²πŸ˜–πŸ˜’πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜± πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š ... ADMISSION will be cash, $20 Costumes are ENCOURAGED. Face painting available by Duke D. (extra $) Social hour begins at 7:00pm, SHARP! CAJUN ENTREES will be provided. Your SPECIAL potluck offering is requested. Soft beverages available, BYOB otherwise. Police will take away the riff-raff at 10pm. Your hosts, and the mansion staff are eager to see you at this most special, seasonal, festive, and deadly, EVENT OF THE SEASON! Chris, Barry, and Carol

  • The last 2018 GameNight! is a POTLUCK, BYOB, PRIVATE HOUSE PARTY in Bloomington!

    That's right, the last 2018 GameNight! is a POTLUCK, BYOB, PRIVATE HOUSE PARTY in Bloomington! Why? Why NOT? Every week we go to some bar/restaurant, spend money on food and/or drink and have to leave when they close up. House partys are just more easygoing. The location will be swell also... I have been to my friend Dave's house down in Bloomington for several partys. He has a beautiful home, big and spacious. There will be plenty of driveway and street parking, and lots of tables to spread out the games. Also, his kitchen can hold whatever food and drinks you chose to bring. Don't forget... this is a potluck, new for the group, but a nice way to hold a party. Everybody brings some food to share: entrees, snacks, side dishes, you chose what to contribute. I usually bring Cub Foods Wing Dings, they always have been a hit and often are the first thing gone! It's also a BYOB, so whatever you like to drink, bring it. Just be responsible enough to drive later! (Dave only has six bedrooms in his little cabin by the river.) ...LOL. What else? Nothing much is going to be different, we eat, socialize while playing all the usual boardgames. Just in a different place than usual. Here's hoping to see you soon, down in the far-away suburban wilderness of BLOOMINGTON! your organizer/hosts, Chris and Dave PS... Park in the driveway, or in the cul-de-sac. Go up to the front door. TEXT or call Chris at[masked] for any more information...

  • Christmas Party!

    1425 10th Ave. S.


    Come for food, music, festivity and laughter! Overlook the Minneapolis skyline as we celebrate the season and the 1st day of Winter. Cost is $20.00 (collected at the door) which will cover the entertainment, fundamental party costs and ham and meatballs. Please bring a dish to share, a white elephant gift* and BYOB (there will be water and coffee). Parking is street parking, but it's free! If you come between 6 and 7:30pm someone will meet you at the building door. If you come after 7:30pm you will have to call my cell. (I'll give that # out later) Entertainment will be a Jazz, Swing and Country guitar duo. They played at the Nice Dining Club's 5th Anniversary Celebration and got rave reviews. Around 10pm we will have a White Elephant gift Exchange. I have not been to one of these without laughing until I cried. I hope you have room on your calendar for this fun event. *What is a White Elephant Gift Exchange? see the site below... https://www.elfster.com/how-to-play-a-white-elephant-gift-exchange-game/ or google "White Elephant Gift Exchange" for ideas There will be no theme for the gifts for the White Elephant, except remember it is Winter and the Holiday Season. Hopefully, you have something around your home that you will never use again or don't like and you will wrap it up and bring it. Do NOT put your name on it, but it must wrapped. If you buy your gift, spend no more that $5.00. Happy Holidays!

  • 1950's Greaser Murder Mystery Party

    The Skyroom at Augustana Apartments

    Come dressed 1950's style for a night of mystery, food and fun. The cost is a pre-paid $10.00 which will include the fixings for hamburgers and ice cream sundaes, water, coffee and cherry coke. It will also include the cost of the mystery game and party supplies. We ask that you indicate if you are bringing beer, wine, cocktail fixings, chips and dip, appetizer, salad or dessert. Closer to the event you will be receiving your individual role for the "mystery". Who knows, you could be the murderer! Your role will also help you determine your outfit. The party will have a "Grease" feel to it. Please pay by my PayPal account: https://paypal.me/naomidonnellan Or send me a check at: Naomi Donnellan,[masked]th Ave. S., Apt. 1008, Minneapolis 55404 Payment must be received by November 16th with no refunds after November 23th. If you have never been to a "Murder Mystery Dinner/Party" here is some information that might help you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_mystery_game Carol and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Knowing this group, it's going to be great fun!

  • A Fall Feast

    Needs a location

    Bob S. has invited us to a sit down Fall Feast at his condo. Hors d oeuvres will be served at 6 with dinner following at 7PM. Bob is fixing beef, chicken and pork with all the trimmings. Please BYOB, also, it would be nice if 3 people signed up to bring a dessert. Please indicate if you will bring one and what it will be in comments. Bob is a wonderful host with a cozy festive home. Bob lives close to Randolph and Lexington in St. Paul. For those who will need his address, it will be sent you before the event.

  • Party in a Boat! (Pontoon) Cruising the St. Croix

    Windmill Marina Association Inc

    Dick has invited us to enjoy an afternoon on the St. Croix aboard his roomy, comfortable pontoon. The pontoon is slipped in Dock B. Bring beverages and snacks to share and at the end of our cruise we will go to The Current, a casual restaurant and bar, part of the Historic Afton House. Be on time, you don't want to miss the boat!

  • "HOLD MY BEER" #3: TWO FOR ONE! Let's check out the Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery!

    DEFINITELY NOT JUST FOR BEER LOVERS...LOL! Just another social event so that we can reinforce our friendship together... By the universal method of drinking and eating with one another. For this session of "Hold My Beer", let's go to a new, classy spot over in Saint Paul: Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery. They are also a restaurant, so the food situation will be taken care of too. Then, we can walk a block away to the Bad Weather Brewery and have a couple more top-notch beers of theirs. .......TWO FOR ONE! I checked the Waldmann Brewery out last week, and they make some nice german-style brews. The building that houses Waldmann was constructed in the fall of 1857 β€” six months before Minnesota became a state, nearly four years before the American Civil War began, and at a time when less than 10,000 people lived in Saint Paul. It is the oldest surviving commercial building in the Twin Cities. Its rich history and distinctive limestone construction merited designation as an official Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Site in 2015. Here's a link to more info... http://waldmannbrewery.com/the-waldmann-story/ Also... The main webpage link is: http://waldmannbrewery.com The beer list is here: http://waldmannbrewery.com/the-beer/ The food menu is here: http://waldmannbrewery.com/the-menu/ Afterwards, if you still have room for more beer, the Bad Weather Brewery is a block away. Easy walking distance. They have been around for a few years now. But, not as long as the Waldmann building has! Lots of good brews to enjoy there. Here is their weblink: http://www.badweatherbrewery.com/home/ Their selection is large, 15 different types of beer on the chalkboard when I was there last week. So, something for everyone... and all good stuff! Even if the weather is bad, both places have roomy indoor areas to sit and sip. But if the weather cooperates, each business has some outdoor space to enjoy the Minnesota summer. Just don't blink! Let's have a TWO for ONE set of happy hours, lots of good beer, and ...maybe some fancy german wursts? YOLO, I can hardly wait to go! Your host, Chris Hoppe Beer-buddy, & first with the thirst... Final advice... Look for me! Maybe at the bar, or best of all, upstairs at Waldmann's. Call or TEXT[masked] for more information...