September 2015 Newsletter



September 2015 Newsletter
October 1 ~ St. Paul Gangster Tour
October 8 ~ MN Harvest Apple Orchard Tour, MN
Largest Candy Store, & Lunch at Emma Krumbee’s
October 15 ~ Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard &
From War to Reconciliation at St. Paul Landmark Center
RidgePointe News
RidgePointe Senior Apartments, Minnetonka (952) 540-6200
Volume 29
Issue 9
October 17 ~ Ladies Luncheon: Lord Fletcher’s
October 22 ~ Mystic Lake
October 30 ~ Halloween Party Everett Smithson Band
A t t e n t i o n : R e s i d e n t Ser vices is seeking
Military Pictures of all our Servicemen and
Servicewomen, to be displayed in the East and West
Galleries during the month of November in honor of
Veteran’s Day. If you have a photo you would like
displayed, please make a copy for Sam in Resident
Services. If you care to share military branch, rank,
and where he or she served, we would love to know
more. Thank you!
“My mother said I must always be
intolerant of ignorance but
understanding of illiteracy. That some
people, unable to go to school, were
more educated and more intelligent
than college professors.”
—Maya Angelou
“A man who has never gone to school
may steal from a freight car; but if
he has a university education, he
may steal the whole railroad.”
—Theodore Roosevelt
“It is a miracle that curiosity
survives formal education.”
—Albert Einstein
“It is always in season
for old men to learn.”
“You educate a man; you educate
a man. You educate a woman;
you educate a generation.”
—Brigham Young
“Whatever the cost of our libraries,
the price is cheap compared to that
of an ignorant nation.”
—Walter Cronkite
“The task of the modern
educator is not to cut down
jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”
—C.S. Lewis
September Events at RidgePointe
Tuesday September 1 Presentation: Legacy Planning: How Many Lives Will You Touch? 10:00 am Marion Hall
Guest Speaker: Steve Lear
Legacy Planning is a more holistic approach to estate planning—one that helps you
examine not only your financial and non-financial goals and concerns but also focuses on the values and legacy you
wish to leave behind. Come learn from Steve, a financial planner from Affiance Financial.
Open to the Public!
Tuesday September 1 Presentation: REAP with Roger
2:00 pm Marion Hall
Topic: Miscellaneous Smartphone Topics
Roger will go through "files, copy & paste, reading books, maps
(navigation), Pogue's Basics", and any other topics of interest to the audience.
Open to the Public!
Sunday September 6 Entertainment: Rita Lusky, pianist
2:00 pm East Lobby
Tuesday September 8 Presentation: All American Advertising
10:00 am Marion Hall
Guest Speaker: Constance, Full Bloom
Pr oven to be effective, many adver tising char acter s ar e as much a par t
of America as the familiar products they symbolize and are still around today. Do you know which image was originally
associated with Coppertone? It’s giggle? The New York City Rockettes? This presentation is an entertaining look at the
remarkable history and enduring design of these pop culture icons, with their timeless appeal for consumers of all ages.
Open to the Public!
Saturday September 12: 3rd Annual Rose Game Day—Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser
11:30 am Rose Room
Play mahjongg, scrabble, bridge or canasta in support of the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance! MOCA is a
Minnesota non-profit dedicated to raising awareness, providing support to women and families affected by ovarian
cancer, and funding research. Please RSVP with Dory Rose at (952) 544-8223 if you would like to attend. Cost: $45
Tuesday September 15 Presentation: All About Hearing
10:00 am Marion Hall
Guest Speaker: Steve Chargo Learn about strategies to enhance communication with hearing impaired individuals
and the latest in technology devices to make your life easier.
Open to the Public!
Tuesday September 15th: Birthday Celebration 3:00 pm Happy Hour—East Lobby: Wine and Tr eats
3:45 pm: East Lobby Entertainment—The Chris and Jack Duo
5:00 pm: Birthday Meal—All Residents celebrating birthdays this month must RSVP to Sam at
6212 if you are planning to attend this meal. Please sign up in the Rose Room book located in the
Tuesday September 22: Medicare 2016
10:00 am Marion Hall
Guest Speaker: Bobby Gold Medicare Consultant Bobby Gold will be here to lead this presentation with all the
newest information regarding any changes being made to Medicare in the coming year.
Open to the Public!
Saturday September 26: Critical Thinking Club
10:00 am Marion Hall
Topic: The World’s Overpopulation, and Alternatives to Dealing with this Seemingly Impossible Problem
Guest Speaker: David Paxson, President & Founder, World Population Balance
Open to the Public!
Tuesday September 29 Great Decisions: Human Trafficking in the 21st Century
10:00 am Marion Hall
Guest Speaker: Ellen Kennedy
Human trafficking represents a multibillion in international trade per annum
and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. The U.S. and the international community have
adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the
root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.
Open to the Public!
Taylor Marie’s Shopping Boutique
9:00 am-1:00 pm Marion Hall
This is a great shopping opportunity to check out the latest fall/winter fashions as you shop right here in Marion Hall.
Wednesday September 30: Nature Club
1:30 pm Marion Hall
Guest Speaker: Barbara from Minnesota Land Trust
The Minnesota Land Trust provides land conservation
benefitting prairies, wildlife habitat, water quality, and etc., focusing efforts on critical landscapes across the state,
protecting undeveloped shoreline, shallow lakes, undisturbed forest, prairies, and other important areas.
Open to the Public!
“All I want is an education, and I am afraid of no one.”
—Malala Yousafzai
“It is better to learn late than never.”
—Publilius Syrus
September Excursions
Thursday, September 3—Annual State Fair Trip
Depart: 8:00 am
Cost: $8/ticket—AT THE GATE
The first Minnesota State Fair was held in 1859 near downtown Minneapolis only a year after Minnesota was
first granted statehood. The following years, it was held St. Paul, Rochester, Red Wing, Winona, and
Owatonna, before settling in its current, permanent location in 1885. Sitting on 320 acres, the State Fair was
cancelled only five times since its inception: 1861 and 1862 due to the Civil War and Dakota Indian Conflict,
1893 due to scheduling conflicts at World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, in 1945 due to war-time fuel
shortages, and in 1946 because of the polio epidemic. Join us as we make the annual trip to America’s best
State Fair! *Please note: YOU will purchase your ticket at the gate!!*
Thursday, September 10—Thrifty Thursday with Rita and Lunch at 50’s Grill
Depart: 9:00 am
Cost: On Your Own
This is your chance to find some great deals at several thrift stores in the West Metro while shopping with Rita
from the West Desk! After you’ve found your treasures, enjoy lunch at the 50’s Grill.
Thursday, September 17—Fort Snelling: History on the Go & Lunch at Axel’s River Grille Depart: 11:00 am
Cost: $9/ticket, plus Lunch on Your Own
Ride along with a staff member of Fort Snelling to learn stories and histories from the past. The Tour will
explore the restored 19th century stone fort as well as the “Upper Post” where soldiers were stationed during
the 20th century. History Players will step onto your bus at the Commandant's House (Colonel or Mrs.
Snelling) and at the Upper Post (WWII soldier) to help bring history to life! Afterward, enjoy coffee and
cookies in the Visitor Center where you can view the film and visit the Museum Store.
Saturday, September 19—Ladies Luncheon: Pittsburgh Blue
Depart: 11:45 am
Cost: On Your Own
What is Pittsburgh Blue? It’s the way steelworkers used to eat their steak: charred black on the outside, cold
and raw on the inside. Some say the men cooked the steaks themselves, throwing slabs of meat directly onto
the steelworks’ soot-blackened furnaces. Others claim that the laborers, fresh off a grueling 12-hour shift,
would head to the bars for their favorite food, but were so hungry they didn’t have the patience to wait for the
steaks to be cooked through. Come and enjoy the food cooked as you like it!
Thursday, September 24—Fall Sightseeing on Mississippi Padelford River Cruise
Depart: 11:00 am
Cost: $36/ticket, Includes Lunch
Enjoy a great lunch buffet cruise with historical narration. Tantalize your taste buds with a savory menu of
pulled BBQ pork sandwiches, roasted chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, watermelon wedges, cookies and
coffee. Learn the history of the River Boat and how Saint Paul and Minneapolis only exist today because of
September Excursion Sign-Ups:
Sign-ups will be held on Tuesday, August 18th at 11:30 am in Marion Hall.
Please be respectful of the speaker as the lecture wraps up.
Thank you!

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