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Union 32 Craft House
We're going to do the weekly GameNight! thing at a nice location this time, way, way, waaaaaaaaaay down in EAGAN. That's in Minnesota. Yep, for sure, you betcha! If they have a 55121 zip code, then I say they are close enough to go to. Don't argue, just grab a ride and get headed south of the city line. LOL. I went here and saw that this place would be perfect for a GameNight! Not only are they fairly new, but they have a cool concept, "pour your own beer". So what? Well, they have 32 different taps to choose from. Four that they brew themselves on the premises. That makes them an official brewpub. (So you know I can't resist.) Then there is a full bar, and finally they have a food truck ON PREMISES! (Sorta) It's really just a kitchen behind what LOOKS like a food truck window, but that is so awesome anyway. Great menu choices too, I can't wait to try some of the food, and it's at reasonable prices, you know, LIKE A REAL FOOD TRUCK. They have a unique beer payment system for all that great beer also...... You get an electronic card that keeps track of what you pour, how much you take, what it will cost, the total that you've spent, and TELLS YOU WHEN YOU'VE HAD ENOUGH! Genius! (even if a little big brother-ish scary. Lol.) But wait. there's more..... Even though the main room is big enough for all of us on a Sunday night to play our boardgames, they have a private party room, and it's reserved just for us. Separate, quiet, well-lit, lots of table space, what more could a boardgames group want? It's even next to the rest rooms, for quick breaks from Settlers of Catan, or whatever you're playing! Lots of parking space, since this IS in the suburban outskirts of Saint Paul, and I think we will be happy as clams. Or meeples. Whatever. Your assignment, is find a way to get there. Yes... I know that Eagan is a long-distance phone call from your home. So use a car instead. My trip will take an extra 15 MINUTES to get there. OMG! Your mileage may vary (YMMV). Come on, it's not every week that you'll get such a cool chance to have SIX HOURS of fun for the price of a burger and beer. I think you will like this spot as much as I did, even if you don't drink a drop of the 32 well-chosen beers they have to offer. Need more convincing? Here is a few links to their website, their menu (for dinner), all their beers they have available, and their Facebook page..... https://www.union32crafthouse.com/ https://www.union32crafthouse.com/dinner/ https://www.facebook.com/U32Crafthouse/ Good enough? Great, let's get together this coming Sunday night at a good spot to play some boardgames. BTW... I cross-post this with a bunch of other groups, and we've been going monthly for several times. You can expect around 20-30 other boardgamers who can help you have fun. All ages, good diversity, newbies to hardcore are all welcome! Many of us have all the games you could hope to play, but bring any you like if you have some favorites. See you in Eagan for some good games, your host, Chris Hoppe • What to bring Bring yourself, any friends you would like to have along, maybe some boardgames that you own and want to play with other folks. Money to support the location with food and beverage purchases is always important too! • Important to know We have the party room reserved just for us. Go to the hallway past the tapwall (towards the restrooms) See the curtained off doorway? There we are! Call/text Chris at[masked] if you need extra help or information.
Big Louie's Bar and Grill
• What we'll do ... It's a NEW location for Tuesday night GameNight! at BIG LOUIE'S BAR and GRILL in Crystal, MN Join us on Tuesday nights for a weekly board game meetup at BIG LOUIE'S BAR and GRILL in Crystal. As a courtesy to our hosts, please buy some food or drinks and tip generously (we take up their tables for an entire night). Here is their menu link: http://biglouiesbarandgrill.com/files/bl/menu.pdf Here is their main website link: http://www.biglouiesbarandgrill.com/ Please bring games if you have them so we'll have plenty to choose from. Official start time is 5:00pm but if people show up early or later that's okay, too. (Mark likes to show up around 3:30pm, for example...) They do close at 2am. We generally play "modern" board games as opposed to old standards like Monopoly or Scrabble. They run from light, breezy games that take 15-30 minutes or more up to "brain burner" ones that go for a couple of hours. But even if you haven't played board games since Candyland, don't be intimidated. Teaching games is something we do every meetup, and half the fun is learning something new. There are so many games out there that nobody has seen them all. We welcome gamers of all races, genders, orientations, religions, backgrounds, experience level and anything else you can think of - let's play some games! Hope to see you there! Your host, Chris Hoppe TTFN! • What to bring Bring yourselves! LOL ... and maybe any friend who you'd also like to play boardgames with. • Important to know P.S. .... Look for the boardgamers with piles of cardboard game boxes nearby. Signage may be displayed to help you spot the group... Call or text Chris Hoppe if you need more information or help at:[masked]
The Oakdale Branch Library has been holding a adult monthly GameNight! session for awhile in their meeting room. They get a dozen or more regular boardgame players each month, and new members are always welcome! Come play table top games with fellow game enthusiasts! The library will provide games ranging from Uno and Connect Four to Splendor and Carcassonne, or you can bring your own to share. There's always lots of variety, and something for new or experienced adult gameplayers. Lately, we have been moving to the nearby Hy-Vee Market Grille restaurant, half a mile away, after the library closes at 8PM. This lets us grab a bite to eat and drink (they serve alcohol!) and play some more games. Joining afterwards is voluntary, but socializing is a chance for more fun.... If you want to get your GAME ON! in the east metro area, this is your chance. We'll hope to see you on one of these upcoming 3rd Thursdays to play some boardgames with us at the Oakdale Branch Library! Roll for initiative!.... Your Meetup co-hosts, Chris Hoppe, and Natalie E. TTFN. ~~~ ~~~~ ~~~ P.S. - GameNight! session is in their meeting room to the left side as you enter the library. Call the Oakdale Library Branch at (651)[masked] for more information.
Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia beginning level singles dance class ** Check in at 2:45 in the lobby ** Lesson from 3:00 to 5:00 on the dance floor ** Plan is to cover two different dances in each class ** Optional: Go to a bar nearby after 5:00 to socialize and to discuss any dancing that night (tabs on your own) The plan is repeat these classes for 4 or 5 Saturdays until we feel good about dancing the following dances on the dance floor. Then we will make plans to go dancing as a group, so that we can try all these dances on the dance floor with the people we practiced them with. ** Salsa ** Merengue ** Bachata ** Cumbia This class is designed for singles. So, we will be rotating partners frequently to make sure that nobody is without a partner for long. You get to meet and dance with most everybody of opposite gender in the group. Couples and partnered people are more than encouraged to join us. You can start/end with your partners, but change practice partners during the lessons. This is a multi-group activity. So, people from other groups will join us. Please bring clean shoes to change in the lobby. We are renting a dance studio that has been used to teach Jazz/Tap/Ballet classes for 30+ years. So, the dance floor is easy on the knees and the ankles, and we must take care of it. Address is Lake Harriet Dance Center, 6438 Lyndale Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423. The lobby entrance is in the back parking lot. The studio is a few blocks south of Crosstown 62 on Lyndale on the west side of Lyndale. (Check for construction on I-35W when you are planning your route.) The cost for the lesson is $15/person/class ** Please bring cash (exact change please) or checks -- no credit cards or digital cash ** If you are not satisfied with the lesson after first 15 minutes on the first lesson, you can get a full refund and leave. We hope to see you there! Please invite your friends, coworkers, and family to join us. More the merrier!