What we're about

Welcome to all late baby-boomers. Children growing up in the 60's, attending school in the 70's & 80's, trying to make a career in the 90's and beyond. We even survived the Y2k bug. It's 2020-2021 and challenges have cropped up anew with the Coronavirus. Few venues are open, and dancing is limited. We are making an effort to get out and about, and live music is at the top of the list.

What is this group about? Live music, picnics, hikes, sculpture gardens, mini-golf, breweries, patios and exploration in the Twin Cities.

The group is free. We will plan activities as things open up, as long as we can do them safely. I keep it free only because I tried other meetup groups, and they all charged fees, but hardly had any events. No fair. If you have a great time at one of the events, feel free to kick in a dollar bill, but I won't ask or pass the collection plate. It's not about the money...it's about the friendships and social interaction that you cannot put a price on.

I myself was born in 1961, but the age range for this group is target to 50's and 60's. We may have a few older and a few younger but if you want to hang out with us and don't mind or gray hair and winkles, I'm fine with it. Let's try to be accepting and welcoming.

I'm open to ideas or suggestions. If you know of some upcoming event, or want to try an activity, let me know. A great band, an outdoor patio that hasn't been discovered, Trivia Mafia, a festival...let's get out and enjoy Minnesota while we can. Even if I don't want to do the activity, you can host it and hopefully others will share your interest.

Upcoming events (4)

Arch Allies in Anoka (Tent Dance) - Halloween Capital of the World

Who: Arch Allies (Journey, Styx, Boston, REO, Queen)
Where: Anoka, the Halloween Capital of the World
When: Friday Night, October 29 (TGIF)
Cost: $15

The early band is "Show Me Your Hits". They play until 8:15.

Arch Allies plays 9-to-midnight, so if you only want to hear them, arrive by 9:00.

I will be there by 7:00. This is in a tent. 21 years and old event. Wear a costume if you are brave enough.

They do have advance sale tickets for $12.50, but I was going to wait and buy my tickets at the door. Hopefully it won't sell out. Here is the link:

https://archallies.square.site/product/AnokaHalloweenTentParty/50?cs=true&cst=custom

Here is "the buzz"

October 29, 2021 -[masked]st Ave North, Anoka, MN 55303
Anoka - The Halloween Capital of the World - is having a huge Tent Party featuring the music of Arch Allies! Live music and drinks. This is a 21 and older event.
Advance tickets now available!

CRAFT BREWS and SPECIALTY BEERS, SELECT MIXED DRINKS, MIKE’S HARD LEMONADE, WHITE CLAW HARD SELTZER, and CAYMAN-JACK MARGARITAS all available.
Bar hours 7pm-midnight!
Show Me Your Hits 7pm-8:15pm
Arch Allies 9pm-Midnight
Prizes and give-aways all night!
Food Court!
ATMs onsite-All liquor sales inside the tent are cash only!
For more information go to:
https://anokahalloween.com
$12.50 in advance or $15 at the door day of the show.
All ticket sales are final.

Jonah & the Whales at Blaine VFW (Halloween Eve)

Sgt John Rice VFW Post 6316

Is it too early to be thinking about Halloween? Jonah and the Whales are playing at the Blaine VFW.

Cover charge is $10.

I emailed the manager, he said he could fit up to 100 members, so that's a bonus.

If you remember last year, we went to Bogarts and there was no dancing allowed. It will be different this year.

A COSTUME IS NOT REQUIRED...but it is highly recommended. This is one of the few times of the year we can showcase our inner child, so don't waste it. If there is a princess inside you and you want to show the world, go for it. If you grew wanting to be a cowboy, put your boots on. Are you a pirate? Argggggh.

The only recommendation I give is wear a costume that allows you to dance. If you have five layers of clothing and four layers of face paint, you are going to be very warm on the dance floor.

Look forward to seeing everyone!

U.G.L.Y. Sweater Dash (5k) - St. Louis Park (Across from Park Tavern)

This starts and finishes right across from Park Tavern (and I live close by). It will be cold and dark, you can be sure of that. After the race, we will head over to Park Tavern for post-run refreshments (hot chocolate or coffee).

I will probably do more walking than running, but this is a move at your own pace kind of event. (Twice around the park). If you don't want to do the run, show up at Park Tavern at 6:30 p.m. with an UGLY sweater on.

Sunday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m.
Louisiana Oaks Park, 3520 Louisiana Ave. S.

Dig out last year's treasure, throw on the masterpiece you just created or simply enjoy the creativity of others. This 5K course loops through Louisiana Oaks Park and the lighted trees of Oak Hill Park. Afterwards, warm up across the street at Park Tavern and revel in your accomplishments while wearing your new race medal. Registrants also receive a goodie bag. Pre-race pickup will be Friday, Dec. 3. More information will be sent to participants. For all ages.

Race begins at 5:30 p.m.

here is the link:

https://secure.rec1.com/MN/st-louis-park-mn/catalog?filter=c2VhcmNoPTE2OTI2MjA%3D&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

It's costs $35 to register. I don't expect a big turn-out, but it's a great way to get outside in December and have a little fun and exercise at the same time.

A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater

Guthrie Theater

God Bless Us Everyone!

What are your Christmas/Holiday traditions? One of mine is visiting the Guthrie every other Christmas for a "A Christmas Carol". It always puts me in the Christmas spirit.

Hopefully you already purchased your tickets. We are going to the EVENING performance on December 12 (12 days of Christmas start right around that date).

We will dress up a little, put on our holiday sweater or dress, arrive at the Guthrie and socialize at 6:00 near the endless staircase (they have a bar there to purchase drinks). We will hang out there for about 35-40 minutes until they ring the bell to start the performance. You need to be in your seats before they start.

Come and visit with the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present, and the ghost of Christmas future. See Tiny Tim and siblings around the holidays.

I have great seats, Orchestra Area 1A. I purchase six tickets, four are spoke four, I still have one left to sell for $80.

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