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Come on out to celebrate the end to last year's crazy election cycle. This will be the Saturday after the new US President is sworn in. We'll have a bright yellow pinata and take turns trying to whack open the candies inside. Masks and social distancing required. This event is limited to 15 members. There is plenty of room to spread out in this park. Please bring $5 (exact change) to help pay for supplies. Dress warm, this is January and it will be cold. You may want to bring a lawn chair. This event is at Utley park in Edina, very easy to get to just off 50th street and the HWY 100 exit. It is the same park where we had our Halloween costume show. There is a free parking lot. Sign up on the waiting list if the event is full. It seems for winter events there are usually multiple members who take down their RSVP the day before the event. If you are on the waiting list be sure to check your status the morning of the event to see if a spot opened up. Keep an eye on this event in case the time or day changes due to weather.
Centennial lakes is a ten acre urban park with skating that goes under arched walkways connecting little ponds. This will be a leisurely stop-in event. You may come any time between Noon and 1:15 pm and skate with other members or take an easy stroll along the sidewalk that goes all around the park. Bring a lawn chair. There is plenty of room for us to spread out under the canopy area and on the ice. Our meeting spot is on the very south side of the park since this will be a less crowded area. It's called the Office park area and we'll meet at the Umbrella Canopy (really it's a wood open air gazebo). In front of us is a big pond for skating that connects to the rest of the park. If you want to bring a picnic lunch, you may stop at Byerlys or Whole Foods market along France Avenue on your way, or order take out from any of the other restaurants in this area. The tavern23 grill is located along the same pond where we'll be. Here is a link to the park skating info. https://www.edinamn.gov/700/Ice-Skating The warming house which is in the middle of the park may not be open, but they do have bathrooms open. Bring your own skates. Also if you are willing to share skates with another member post the size and type in the comment section of this meetup. Here's how to find our spot. Park in front of the 7701 France Ave S office building. As you face the building, go to the right where you will see the park entrance that will take you behind the building. Walk straight ahead along the south side of the pond until you see the wood gazebo along the ice. If you walk by the back door/patio of Tavern23, then you have gone the wrong way. Masks and social distancing required. There is no limit for this activity since there is plenty of room to spread out and members will be there at different times. Keep an eye on this posting as the date or time may change due to the weather.
Join in the fun of a kickball game on the frozen lake. Our member Kin will be our coach for this team game. Limit is 10, 5 players on each team. Masks and social distancing required. We will have the game out on the ice and will have plenty of open space. If the lake or ice is not good we may also use the park land area over by the volleyball courts. Meet at the south end of Lake Bde Maka Ska. This area is called Thomas Beach and there is a parking lot there. If the parking lot is closed for the winter, there is parking along the parkway and on neighborhood streets. Kin will bring the ball and carpet mats for bases and help explain the play. Please do not cancel at the last minute as we need 10 to play and others on the waiting list need time to prepare to come. Because of Covid our activities have limited numbers. Sign up on the waiting list if this event is full. A full waiting list may indicate the need to host this same activity again. Keep an eye on this posting as the date and time may change due to weather or State health guidelines.