Upcoming special events
Are you 55 or older? Are you newly retired? Do you want to participate in engaging and lively activities that provide mental and/or physical exercise, and provide social interaction? Minnetonka Senior Services offers a wealth of exciting activities, all of which are advertised in a weekly email as well as a free monthly publication, the Minnetonka Script. Subscribe to one or both of these publications by contacting Nicole Gorman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.939.8369. Below are a just a few of the classes, programs and activities included in the monthly Script.
The events below are held at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka 55345. Phone: 952.939.8393
Current special events
Updated Feb. 28, 2013
- Nature, Novels & Non-Fiction
- 2nd Monday at 2 p.m.
Exercise your mind and body! In partnership with Three Rivers Park District and Ridgedale Library, we have teamed up to offer Naure, Novels & Non-Fiction. On the second Monday of the month we will discuss an adventure-related book and the third Monday of the month, get together to participate in the activity we read about. Check out a copy of the book at the Ridgedale Library Information Desk three weeks before the book discussion. You can sign up for that month’s activity and get details at the book club meeting.
- June 10—A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
- July 8—The Rider by Tim Krabbe
- August 12—Canoeing with the Cree by Eric Sevareid
- Lone Lake Picnic
- Wednesday, July 10, 12 p.m.
Mark your calendars for an outdoor picnic at Lone Lake Park, hosted by Minnetonka Senior Services. Menu includes grilled hot dogs, potato salad, fruit cup and cookie. Bean bag toss will be available. Weather make-up date is July 17. Meet at Lone Lake Park. Cost: $6 due Wednesday, July 3. Course #29512
- Lunch and a Movie: “Parental Guidance”
- Friday, July 12, 12 p.m.
Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids’ 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane’s old-school methods. Menu: Assorted appetizers and desserts. Cost: $5 due Wednesday, July 10. Course #29513
- Safe Travels for Seniors
- Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m.
The retirement years can be an exciting time to see the world. Travel is easier and safer than ever before for retirees. With a little planning and some caution, seniors can safely visit almost any destination. Additional topics will include traveling with your grandchildren, senior group travel, travel insurance, tips for the senior traveler and much more! David Benenson of New Departures will give the presentation and will be available after to answer your questions. Cost: $2 due Monday, July 22. Course #29514
- Summer Indoor Picnic
- Thursday, July 25, 12 p.m.
Enjoy hamburgers on the grill along with coleslaw, fruit and dessert. Participate in a trivia game hosted by one of our volunteers. Cost: $6 due Tuesday, July 23. Course #29515
Mondays–Fridays., 7:30–11 a.m.
Pickleball uses a plastic ball and a wooden racket slightly larger than a ping pong paddle and is played on a court roughly half the size of a tennis court. This is not a league—come when you wish, with no advanced sign up.