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Community Education, Wellness & Fun for Life November & December 2012

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1415 Almond Avenue St. Paul MN 55108

A Community Center

Proudly Supported by Lyngblomsten

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Thrive • Learn • Explore • Belong

Inside Veterans Day Program • Scandinavian Cookie Baking Classes A Cup of Christmas Tea • Christmas of Swing Musical • and more! 5-5-1 Club • A Community Center Proudly Supported by Lyngblomsten


General Contact (651) 632-5330 551club@lyngblomsten.org

Location 1415 Almond Avenue St. Paul, MN 55108 (Lower level of the Lyngblomsten campus) See additional site locations around St. Paul on page 17.

Online 551club.com facebook.com/551club

Registration 3 ways to register: 1) Mail in form on page 19 2) Call (651) 632-5330 3) 551club@lyngblomsten.org

Sponsor Lyngblomsten (651) 646-2941 www.lyngblomsten.org The 5-5-1 Club is subsidized by gifts made to the Lyngblomsten Foundation. Learn more at lyngblomsten.org/get-involved.

About Us

Registration Form

Welcome! The 5-5-1 Club is a community center proudly sponsored by Lyngblomsten, promoting wellness and fun through social, cultural, and educational programs for people age 55+ working or living near the 551 zip code areas.

Additional registration forms are available to download/ print at www.551club.com/booklet.

If you’re looking for opportunities to Thrive, Learn, Explore, and Belong, you’ve come to the right place! Everyone from the community is welcome.

A Note from the Coordinator — Something for Everyone! Is it possible that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner? It’s a busy time of year, but let’s not forget to take time to enjoy Minnesota in the fall. Don’t you love the fall colors and cool, crisp autumn air? As we see the kids boarding the school buses, let’s take some time to make plans for ourselves. Browse through our booklet and choose a few activities to get involved with so you can stay active and healthy. We’ve been busy putting together a score of options so that there’s something for everyone! Check out a variety of art classes, museum trips, day trips and out to lunch trips. We have some special event gatherings in the 5-5-1 Club planned too, including: Veterans Day, Warren Hanson & A Cup of Christmas Tea, a Christmas dinner, and a New Years Eve party. These are just a few things for you to consider, but be sure to go through the booklet so you don’t miss a thing! — Geri Rutz, 5-5-1 Club Coordinator

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Please complete the registration form and mail or drop off to: 5-5-1 Club – Registration 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 Name

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* Transportation fees are paid at the time of the bus service. Refer to program description for transportation availability and pick-up locations. TOTAL PAYMENT ENCLOSED $ ___________ All payment for classes and trips are due at the time of registration unless otherwise noted. Please send cash or check (payable to “5-5-1 Club”).

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How to Register

November

There are 3 ways to register for 5-5-1 Club trips, classes and programming:

1) Mail or In Person to: 5-5-1 Club – Registration 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 Registration form on page 19, or download/print a form at www.551club.com/booklet.

2) Phone • (651) 632-5330 If you leave a message, we will follow up to confirm your registration.

3) Email • 551club@lyngblomsten.org Cash or checks accepted. Make checks payable to “5-5-1 Club.” See below for payment policies and additional information.

Information & Policies Transportation

Payment Policy

Rides are available to the 5-5-1 Club on Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Call (651) 632-5330 one day in advance to reserve a ride. Cost is $3/round trip.

Payment for all trips and classes (unless otherwise specified) are due at the time of registration. If you are registering by phone, please mail your payment immediately after calling. Reservations will not be confirmed until payment is received. Cash or checks—payable to “5-5-1 Club.”

Refunds & Cancellation If you need to cancel for a trip or class, we will refund payment whenever possible to do so. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation. Page 18

Walking Group with pick-up at Applewood Pointe Thursday, November 1 See page 15

5-5-1 Club Open House

We will follow up to confirm your registration.

Medical transportation is available every Monday for $7/round trip to appointments in the St. Paul area. Advance notice required by calling Mary Deaner at (651) 414-5293 by noon the Thursday before.

To register for any program, see page 19.

Transportation fees are paid to the driver at the time of the bus service.

Offerings Subject to Change Offerings schedule is subject to change. We recommend those who have not made a reservation to check the website in the event of a change. www.551club.com/calendar November • December 2012

Thursday, November 1 Program # 1101 And the walls came tumbling down! Yes, walls have come down and new ones have been built. We’re now up and running in our new space and can’t wait for you to see it. Please join us in our new “digs” and see what we’ve got going on. Whether you’re new to the 5-5-1 Club and all of Home- and Community-Based Services or a long-time participant, we would love to have you here to enjoy some refreshments and check out all the programs and services we’re offering for the next few months. If you’d like, plan on staying around after the open house for our monthly books • cheese • wine program from 5:30 – 7 PM (details at right). No cost for new 5-5-1 Club participants! 3 – 5 PM at the 5-5-1 Club RSVP: (651) 632-5330 or just drop in!

What Food & Nutrition Can Do For You Felicia Busch, Nutritionist Author, Speaker, Lecturer Thursday, November 1 Program # 11012 Felicia Busch, president of Felicia Busch and Associates, Inc., a local corporation which specializes in nutrition, writes and edits nutrition facts labels, is the author of The New Nutrition (2000), has been featured on numerous radio and television news programs and talk shows, creates recipes, and writes health and nutrition articles. Come learn about what it takes to write about food! 5:30 – 7 PM at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $5 if registered before 10/30 $8 at the door Bus Site Pick-Ups: $3 round trip 5 PM Applewood Pointe

books • cheese • wine is a casual book club that meets once per month at the 5-5-1 Club. Come meet and listen to local authors, and enjoy some cheese and wine. No required reading. No event in December.

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Directory

Friday Special Meal

KFC & Bingo at the 5-5-1 Club Friday, November 2 Program # 1102 Come enjoy fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, and biscuits from KFC, then we’ll top it off with a dessert of our own. Bingo games begin following lunch. There are prizes for every game, and it’s just 50 cents to play three cards. No reservations needed for bingo. Noon – 1 PM Lunch 1 – 2 PM Bingo at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $7 for lunch; 50¢ for bingo Register: Register for lunch by Wednesday, October 31 to reserve your spot.

Participants should wear clothing they do not mind soiling. Rosemaling will be done in the Telemark style. Instructor: Ronna Thorson. 6 Sessions 9 AM – Noon at the 5-5-1 Club (30-minute coffee/treat break) Fee: $72 for 6-week session (includes large wooden plate) PLUS cost of supplies: around $70. You can make arrangements to share some supplies if you wish. A supplies list will be sent to you after registration. Register: Register by Saturday, October 27 to reserve your spot.

Parables & Fables, Beginning Rosemaling Sagas & Fairy Tales, and the American Saturdays, November 3 – Short Story December 8 Program # 1103 Participants will gain knowledge of the various styles of rosemaling, history of rosemaling, and where to find good examples of rosemaling. Gain general painting skills (how to hold the brush, properly load the brush, care of the brush) and learn rosemaling strokes: c-stroke, s-stroke, (cont’d) Page 4

Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, & 27 Program # 1106 Learn how stories, passed down orally from generation to generation, have evolved into the deceptively simple literary form that we enjoy today. We will read old, old favorites (parables, fables, sagas, fairy tales, (cont’d on page 5) November • December 2012

5-5-1 Club Staff & Contacts

Additional Program & Pick-Up Sites

Geri Rutz 5-5-1 Club Coordinator (651) 632-5320 gmrutz@lyngblomsten.org

For specified trips and classes. Applewood Pointe of Roseville 1480 Applewood Court W Roseville, MN 55113 www.applewoodpointe.com

Cindy Albing Education Coordinator (651) 414-5292 calbing@lyngblomsten.org

Augustana Lutheran Church 1400 South Robert Street West St. Paul, MN 55118 www.augustana.com

Deb Bowman Community Wellness & Education Coordinator (651) 632-5335 dbowman@lyngblomsten.org

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church 1669 Arcade Street St. Paul, MN 55106 www.gachurch.org

Mary Deaner Transportation Coordinator (651) 414-5293 mdeaner@lyngblomsten.org

Bus pick-ups: North parking lot off Larpenteur Avenue

Registration & Transportation Line (651) 632-5330

Program & Pick-Up Site Locations Map* AP

Applewood Pointe

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Augustana Lutheran

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Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran

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Snelling Ave

teardrops, and (especially) shading. Practice on a painted poster board before starting on your woodenware. Also learn how to background woodenware and use the krill finish.

AP Roseville

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Larpenteur Ave Snelling Ave

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St. Paul West St. Paul AL

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Wellness for Life

November

www.lyngblomsten.org/wellness

Questions or for more information/services/resources, contact Deb Bowman, RN: (651) 632-5335 or dbowman@lyngblomsten.org.

Vision Loss Support Group

10 – 11 AM each 3rd Monday of the month. FREE. Located at the 5-5-1 Club

Does vision loss impact your daily activities such as reading, cooking, or watching TV? Come for info, resources, and support for dealing with vision loss.

Upcoming sessions: November 19 and December 17 No reservations needed. Come as often as you are able.

Caregivers Support Group

Caring for yourself while caring for your loved ones.

1:30 – 3:30 PM each 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month.* FREE. Located at The Heritage at Lyngblomsten 1440 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55108

Sessions include a brief education component, time to gather resources, and time to talk. Support yourself and others in the journey of caregiving.

Upcoming sessions: November 14 & 28 and December 12 No reservations needed. Come as often as you are able. * Support group will not meet Wednesday, December 26

Wellness for Life Health Talks

1:30 – 2:30 PM each 3rd Thursday of the month.* Fee: $2 Located at the 5-5-1 Club

Upcoming session: November 15 (* No December talk) See page 8 for wellness talk topic and details.

Wellness Checks

Tuesdays, 1 – 3:30 PM.* FREE. No appointment needed; just come.

Located in Home- and Community-Based Services Offices (next to 5-5-1 Club) Talk with a registered nurse, Deb Bowman, about health concerns; issues related to remaining independent as health needs change; and questions about medications, disease, or health care. Deb is also available to perform health screening services such as blood pressure, pulse assessments, and blood sugar levels. * No office hours on Tuesday, December 25 Page 16

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(cont’d from page 4) short stories) as well as some classic pieces of literature by Poe, Chekhov, Wodehouse, Faulkner, Stephen King, and more! 4 Sessions 11 AM – Noon at Applewood Pointe Fee: $16 for 4-week session Register: Register by Tuesday, October 30 to reserve your spot.

Marvelous Mosaics Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 21, & 28 Program # 1107 In this small, hands-on class, learn the basics of making a mosaic. You will learn about surfaces, materials, tools, adhesives, techniques, grout, etc. We will supply the materials and take you step-by-step through the process so that you can create your own 12” x 12” mosaic. This is a great class for beginners! Instructor: Mosaic on a Stick, an artist-owned mosaic supply shop, community classroom & artist studio in St. Paul. www.mosaiconastick.com 4 Sessions 1 – 3 PM at Augustana Lutheran Fee: $60 for 4-week session plus $15 supplies fee paid at time of the class Register: Register by Thursday, November 1 to reserve your spot.

Veterans Day Program: Still Standing Friday, November 9 Program # 1109 Speaker: Capt. Jim Kosmo, author of Still Standing, winner of 7 national book awards Listen to the story of SSG John Kriesel who lost his legs and two buddies in a roadside bomb explosion. No one expected him to survive. He died three times on the operating table. This is not just another war story, but the story of an ordinary young man who overcame extraordinary challenges with a lot of help from others, including many strangers, and how he emerged stronger and more in love with his country, his wife, his children, and ultimately, his own life. Program also includes Color Guard presentation and lunch. Lunch menu: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad, buns, and dessert. We will be honoring our veterans with a slide show using their service photos. If you would like your photo or one of your loved one included, please email the photo or bring it to the 5-5-1 Club so we can scan it. Noon Lunch, 1 PM Program at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $12 includes lunch and program Register: Register by Friday, November 2 to reserve your spot.

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Weekly Activities

November Museum Adventure Series:

Minnesota History Center—My Book of Skills; Your Guide to Wool Socks & Coffin Building Tuesday, November 13 Program # 1113 Today’s trip will take us to the Minnesota History Center to hear author Chris Niskanen talk about those things that make us “distinctly Minnesotan”—like how to buy wool, or grow your own wheat and make bread, or how to behave in a sauna. This program, he says, will “prepare you for any kind of challenge in the North Star State!” There will be time to look at some of the exhibits before the program begins at 10:30 AM. Afterwards, we’ll have lunch in the Café Minnesota. 9 AM – 1 PM at the Minnesota History Center

Friending Facebook: A Beginner’s Class for Learning the Basics of Facebook Tuesday, November 13 Program # 11132 Are you thinking of joining Facebook? Or are you new to Facebook and are now staring at the homepage thinking, “What do I do now?” This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own, including: setting up your profile, connecting with family/friends (even your grandchildren!), privacy settings, uploading photos, chat and messaging, and more. If you have a laptop, you are welcome to bring it and follow along during the class. Bringing a laptop is not necessary—a handout to accompany the presentation will be provided. The last half hour of the class will be open for questions and discussion.

Fee: $12 includes tour and bus. Cost of lunch is on your own.

Presenters: Ethan Cook & Christina Rhein, Lyngblomsten Marketing Department

Bus Site Pick-Ups: 8:45 AM 5-5-1 Club 9 AM Applewood Pointe

1 – 2:30 PM at Augustana Lutheran

Register: Register by Saturday, November 3 to reserve your spot.

Free!

Fee: FREE Register: Register by Tuesday, November 6 to reserve your spot.

To register for any program, see page 19. Page 6

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All activities held at the 5-5-1 Club unless otherwise noted—located on the lower level of the Lyngblomsten campus at 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul 55108.

500 Card Group

Walking Group

Tuesdays • 1:00 PM

* Thursdays • 9 – 11 AM Fee: $2 (for transportation)

Join us for a game of 500 at the 5-5-1 Club. Please call (651) 632-5330 to reserve your spot for the games.

Stitch ‘N Chat Tuesdays • 9 – 11 AM Muffins, coffee, chatting, laughing, and oh, yes, some stitching! Come join the group whether you stitch or not. This group is not just for women—some weeks the men outnumber the women! No reservations needed; just drop in and spend some time with friends.

Computer Instruction Wednesdays • 10 AM – Noon Schedule a FREE appointment: (651) 632-5330 We have a patient, knowledgeable computer whiz who is available to instruct you on the computer. Learn to e-mail, get pictures off your digital camera, play games and more. Bring in your own laptop or use our computers.

Join us for Walking Group on Thursday mornings. During these colder months we’ll walk at Rosedale Mall. We’re a social group and you don’t need to be a speed walker, as everyone walks at their own pace. You’re welcome whether you walk around the mall three times or just stroll around a bit. After our exercise we’ll gather at Caribou Coffee in the center of the mall for treats and socializing. * Bus Site Pick-Ups: 9 AM 5-5-1 Club every Thursday No walking group on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving). 9:15 AM Applewood Pointe only on the following dates: • •

November 1 & 15 December 6 & 20

If you choose to meet us there, call (651) 632-5320 to see where we’re walking.

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Eat, Shop & Be Merry

with the 5-5-1 Club Enter for a chance to win a $25 Cub Foods or

Bandana: Music of the 30s & 40s Market Place Morning Talks A monthly health education series for the community Wednesday, November 14 Program # 1114

$25 Rosedale Center

gift card when you sign up and “Like” the 5-5-1 Club on Facebook.

www.facebook.com/551club Contest runs 11/2 – 11/15 at midnight. If you already “Like” the 5-5-1 Club on Facebook before November 2, you are still eligible to enter the contest.

Lyngblomsten

Settle back with a cup of coffee, a delicious treat, and listen to the sounds of Bandana playing music of the 30s and 40s and those wonderful Golden Oldies of our generation. This three-person band will get your hearts reminiscing, toes tapping, hips shaking and bodies moving! Held the 2nd Wednesday each month. Co-sponsors: 5-5-1 Club, Roseville Area Senior Program, City of Little Canada Parks and Recreation, Golden Living Center

9:30 – 10:30 AM at Market Place Bingo Hall 2900 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55113

Annual Scandinavian Cookie & Craft Fair Thursday, December 6 | 2 – 7 PM Newman-Benson Chapel at Lyngblomsten 1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul

Rosettes • Krumkake • Sandbakkels • Lefse • Spritz Various baked goods • Individual crafters selling their wares Donations of cookies and other baked goods will be collected December 4 & 5. Please bring them in dozens (include name of item) to the front desk at the Lyngblomsten Care Center. General questions: Allyson Linden (651) 632-5357

More at www.lyngblomsten.org/cookiefair2012 Page 14

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Fee: $1 at the door (includes entertainment, coffee & roll) Bus Site Pick-Ups: $3 round trip 9:00 AM 5-5-1 Club 9:15 AM Applewood Pointe Please let us know if you will be riding the bus with us or meeting us there.

Walking Group with pick-up at Applewood Pointe Thursday, November 15 See page 15

Friending Facebook: A Beginner’s Class for Learning the Basics of Facebook Thursday, November 15 Program # 1115 Are you thinking of joining Facebook? Or are you new to Facebook and are now staring at the homepage thinking, “What do I do now?” This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own, including: setting up your profile, connecting with family/friends (even your grandchildren!), privacy settings, uploading photos, chat and messaging, and more. If you have a laptop, you are welcome to bring it and follow along during the class. Bringing a laptop is not necessary—a handout to accompany the presentation will be provided. The last half hour of the class will be open for questions and discussion. Presenters: Ethan Cook & Christina Rhein, Lyngblomsten Marketing Department 10 – 11:30 AM at Applewood Pointe

Free!

Fee: FREE Register: Register by Thursday, November 8 to reserve your spot.

View this booklet online at

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November Wellness for Life Talk: Prevention & Control of Diabetes for Everyone Thursday, November 15 Program # 11152 Pharm D. candidates from the University of Minnesota, Alex Antell and Amy Awker, will be presenting information on diabetes with a focus on Type I and Type II Diabetes. The presentation will include information on signs and symptoms of diabetes, as well as the risk factors and complications. They will also explain blood glucose values and goals of therapy. Whether you have diabetes, are at risk for diabetes, or just want to learn more to prevent it in the future, the presentation will be of interest to everyone. Handouts will be provided, and there will be time for questions. 1:30 – 2:30 PM at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $2 at the door; drop-ins welcome

surprisingly diverse, award-winning American menu ranging from prime steaks and thick-cut chops, to succulent poultry and fresh seafood. The casual to upscale atmosphere, the service, and attention to detail make The St. Paul Grill “A Favorite on Everyone’s List.” www.stpaulgrill.com

Kozlak’s is a holiday favorite with a cozy Christmas atmosphere! The cuisine is American, steakhouse, and seafood. www.kozlaks.com

Bus Site Pick-Ups: $3 round trip 10:45 AM 5-5-1 Club 11:00 AM Applewood Pointe

Bus Site Pick-Ups: $4 round trip 5:00 PM Applewood Pointe Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Augustana Lutheran

11 AM – 2 PM (approximately) 4785 Hodgson Rd., Shoreview 55126

Please let us know if you will be riding the bus with us or meeting us there.

Register: Register by Friday, December 7 to reserve your spot.

Bus Site Pick-Ups: $3 round trip 10:45 AM 5-5-1 Club 11:00 AM Applewood Pointe

Register: Register by Wednesday, November 14 to reserve your spot.

Scandinavian Cookie Baking Class & Crafts Saturday, November 17 Program # 1117

Join veteran cookie-baker Dana Heimark, as she and others teach you how to make some classic Scandinavian Christmas cookies: (cont’d on page 9)

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Friday, December 21 Program # 1221

Fee: Your lunch expense

The St. Paul Grill is located at the historic Saint Paul Hotel in downtown Saint Paul overlooking Rice Park. The restaurant features a classic, yet (cont’d)

The St. Paul Grill

Out to Lunch at Kozlak’s Royal Oak

5:30 – 7:30 PM at the 5-5-1 Club

Friday, November 16 Program # 1116

Out To Lunch at

With imaginations running free, their images of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem were imaginative, surprising, and humorous. Come see the results in a slide show detailing Christmas scenes you never saw before!

Friday Special Meal

11 AM – around 1:30 PM 350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your baking skills and learn Scandinavian cookie baking traditions! Take home a box of cookies for yourself, and the rest will be donated to the Lyngblomsten Cookie & Craft Fair on December 6 (see page 14).

Friday Special Meal

(cont’d from page 12)

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Fee: $12 includes dinner & program

Friday Special Meal

A 5-5-1 Club Christmas Friday, December 14 Program # 1214 Celebrate Christmas with a catered lunch of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, buns, and dessert. Lunch followed by a Christmas singalong with the Lyng Sisters. Noon at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $12

Fee: Your lunch expense

Please let us know if you will be riding the bus with us or meeting us there. Register: Register by Wednesday, December 19 to reserve your spot.

New Year’s Eve Party Monday, December 31 Program # 1231 Happy New Year! Let’s ring in the New Year and raise a toast to 2013! Enjoy food and music with us.

Register: Register by Monday, December 10 to reserve your spot.

1 –4 PM at the 5-5-1 Club

Walking Group with pick-up at Applewood Pointe

Register: Register by Wednesday, December 26 to reserve your spot.

Thursday, December 20 See page 15

Transportation is available. Call (651) 632-5330 to reserve a ride.

Fee: $14

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December (cont’d from page 11) “Mele Kalikimmaka.” Share some holiday cheer with the girls from Minnesota who grew up to become the sweethearts of WWII. This musical re-imagining of the Andrews Sisters’ USO show is a boogie-woogie Christmas delight! 9 AM – 2 PM (approximately) at the Minnesota History Theater 30 10th Street E, St. Paul, MN 55101 Fee: $22 for play ticket; lunch after at Fabulous Fern’s (lunch cost on own) Bus Site Pick-Ups: $4 round trip 9:15 AM 5-5-1 Club 9:30 AM Augustana Lutheran Friday Special Meal

Swedish Sausage Lunch at the 5-5-1 Club Friday, December 7 Program # 1207 Keeping in the Scandinavian theme to go along with the Scandinavian Cookie & Craft Fair (December 6), today we’ll be serving a Swedish Sausage lunch with lingonberries, potatoes, and Jule Kaga. Noon at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $7 Register: Register by Wednesday, December 5 to reserve your spot. Page 12

November “It’s a Wonderful Life” the Musical Saturday, December 8 Program # 1208 Everyone’s favorite, “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been given an evangelical, musical twist for this production at North Heights Lutheran Church. After the production we’ll enjoy a Christmas meal prepared by the church caterer in their lovely dining room. Menu: Roast turkey breast, honey glazed roast chicken, seasoned bread stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans almondine, glazed carrots.

(cont’d from page 8) Sandbakkels, Spritz, Pepperkakor, and Almond Cookies. While the cookies bake, make Scandinavian crafts too! 9 AM – Noon at Augustana Lutheran Fee: $10 per adult/child combo (Children must be accompanied by an adult) Register: Register by Wednesday, November 7 to reserve your spot.

A Cup of Christmas Tea

Fee: $40 includes production, meal, and transportation

with Warren Hanson

Register: Register by Thursday, November 1 to reserve your spot.

A Child’s View of Christmas

with Dr. Michael Rogness Wednesday, December 12 Program # 1212 A pastor gave children in his parish an assignment: Illustrate the Christmas bulletins with their own drawings. (cont’d on page 13) November • December 2012

Fee: $5 suggested donation No reservations needed.

This Christmas program is funded by donations, and your generosity would be greatly appreciated.

Questions? (651) 632-5335 Hosted by Lyngblomsten Community Wellness & Education

Bachman’s Ideas House Tour

North Heights Lutheran Church 1700 West Hwy 96, Arden Hills 55112

Bus Site Pick-Ups: 11:15 AM 5-5-1 Club 11:15 AM Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church

10 – 11 AM in the Newman-Benson Chapel at Lyngblomsten 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul, MN

Monday, November 26 Program # 1126 Singer, author, and illustrator Warren Hanson returns to Lyngblomsten to delight you with music and readings! Along with such favorites as A Cup of Christmas Tea, The Next Place, Older Love, Kiki’s Hats, and the enchanting Peef books, Warren will share from his newest book, What Really Matters. He will read excerpts from some of the many books, telling fun stories surrounding the books and singing. Enjoy tea and treats at this charming morning retreat. Books will be available for sale after the presentation and Warren will stay for book signing. (cont’d)

Tuesday, November 27 Program # 1127 Join us for a tour of the Bachman’s Holiday Ideas House. The Ideas House is the historic Bachman family home located on the property of the original Bachman’s store in Minneapolis. The house is transformed four times throughout the year to show off the décor of the season. Today we’ll see the house dressed for the holiday season with 100s of creative home décor and entertaining ideas. Lunch will be at The Cheesecake Factory at Southdale Center. 11:15 AM Lunch, 1:30 PM Tour Fee: $10 plus cost of lunch (transportation included) Bus Site Pick-Ups: 10:15 AM 5-5-1 Club 10:30 AM Applewood Pointe

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December

November Armchair Traveler: Ethiopia—New, Growing & Lutheran Wednesday, November 28 Program # 1128 Presenter Carolyn Nestingen shares with us her recent sojourn to Ethiopia where she and her professor husband taught for a term in the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, seminary to one of the largest Lutheran churches in the world. Come and hear of the familiar and exotic intertwined with the excitement of a growing church. 1 – 2 PM at the 5-5-1 Club

Free!

Fee: FREE; drop-ins welcome

Scandinavian Cookie Baking Class & Chocolate and Wine Thursday, November 29 Program # 1129 Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your baking skills and learn Scandinavian cookie baking traditions! Take home a box of cookies for yourself, and the rest will be donated to the Lyngblomsten Cookie & Craft Fair on December 6 (see page 14). Join veteran cookie-baker Dana Heimark, as she and others teach (cont’d) Page 10

you how to make some classic Scandinavian Christmas cookies: Krumkake and Rosettes. Enjoy chocolate and a glass of wine while you bake too! All generations are invited to attend this hands-on class. 6 – 9 PM at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $10 per person Bus Site Pick-Ups: $4 round trip 5:15 PM Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran 5:45 PM Applewood Pointe Register: Register by Thursday, November 22 to reserve your spot. Friday Special Meal

The Messy Chef at the 5-5-1 Club Friday, November 30 Program # 1130 The Messy Chef is a fun cooking demonstration ending with a tasty meal. The Chef (Geri Rutz) prepares easy, delicious recipes, and when the meal is ready, we enjoy it. No work for you—sit back, relax and eat good food! 11:30 AM Chef starts cooking 12:30 PM (approx.) Lunch at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $7 Register: Register by Wednesday, November 28 to reserve your spot. November • December 2012

A Christmas Carol Reading & Program Monday, December 3 Program # 1203 Whether we read it aloud, with family and friends, or open the pages on a chilly winter evening to savor the story in solitude, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is a very special holiday experience. Those memorable characters—Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future—remind us with laughter and tears how the true Christmas spirit comes from giving with love. Read along and learn about Charles Dickens, the times in which he wrote this little classic, and the transformation of a hard-hearted, hard-voiced miser into the man who gradually “melts into humanity.” Presentation accompanied by slides. 1 – 3 PM at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church Fee: $5 Register: Register by Wednesday, November 28 to reserve your spot.

Did You Know?

The Andrews Sisters Tuesday, December 4 Program # 1204

(cont’d)

The Andrews Sisters were a highly successful close harmony singing group of the swing and boogiewoogie eras. Their 1941 hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” can be considered an early example of rhythm and blues or jump blues. Come learn about Minnesota’s most famous sisters! After today’s presentation, you might like to join us on December 6 for an Andrews Sisters musical at the Minnesota History Theater. Free! 1 – 2 PM at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: FREE; drop-ins welcome

Walking Group with pick-up at Applewood Pointe Thursday, December 6 See page 15

Christmas of Swing at Minnesota History Theater Thursday, December 6 Program # 1206 It’s Christmas Eve of 1944 and The Andrews Sisters are preparing to lift the spirits of the troops on the front lines along with their pals Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Abbott & Costello, and Santa! Christmas of Swing is a joyful celebration of music, family, and patriotism featuring real letters from WWII soldiers, and favorite swing versions of holiday songs such as “Let It Snow,” “Christmas in Killarney,” and (cont’d on page 12)

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November Armchair Traveler: Ethiopia—New, Growing & Lutheran Wednesday, November 28 Program # 1128 Presenter Carolyn Nestingen shares with us her recent sojourn to Ethiopia where she and her professor husband taught for a term in the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, seminary to one of the largest Lutheran churches in the world. Come and hear of the familiar and exotic intertwined with the excitement of a growing church. 1 – 2 PM at the 5-5-1 Club

Free!

Fee: FREE; drop-ins welcome

Scandinavian Cookie Baking Class & Chocolate and Wine Thursday, November 29 Program # 1129 Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your baking skills and learn Scandinavian cookie baking traditions! Take home a box of cookies for yourself, and the rest will be donated to the Lyngblomsten Cookie & Craft Fair on December 6 (see page 14). Join veteran cookie-baker Dana Heimark, as she and others teach (cont’d) Page 10

you how to make some classic Scandinavian Christmas cookies: Krumkake and Rosettes. Enjoy chocolate and a glass of wine while you bake too! All generations are invited to attend this hands-on class. 6 – 9 PM at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $10 per person Bus Site Pick-Ups: $4 round trip 5:15 PM Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran 5:45 PM Applewood Pointe Register: Register by Thursday, November 22 to reserve your spot. Friday Special Meal

The Messy Chef at the 5-5-1 Club Friday, November 30 Program # 1130 The Messy Chef is a fun cooking demonstration ending with a tasty meal. The Chef (Geri Rutz) prepares easy, delicious recipes, and when the meal is ready, we enjoy it. No work for you—sit back, relax and eat good food! 11:30 AM Chef starts cooking 12:30 PM (approx.) Lunch at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $7 Register: Register by Wednesday, November 28 to reserve your spot. November • December 2012

A Christmas Carol Reading & Program Monday, December 3 Program # 1203 Whether we read it aloud, with family and friends, or open the pages on a chilly winter evening to savor the story in solitude, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is a very special holiday experience. Those memorable characters—Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future—remind us with laughter and tears how the true Christmas spirit comes from giving with love. Read along and learn about Charles Dickens, the times in which he wrote this little classic, and the transformation of a hard-hearted, hard-voiced miser into the man who gradually “melts into humanity.” Presentation accompanied by slides. 1 – 3 PM at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church Fee: $5 Register: Register by Wednesday, November 28 to reserve your spot.

Did You Know?

The Andrews Sisters Tuesday, December 4 Program # 1204

(cont’d)

The Andrews Sisters were a highly successful close harmony singing group of the swing and boogiewoogie eras. Their 1941 hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” can be considered an early example of rhythm and blues or jump blues. Come learn about Minnesota’s most famous sisters! After today’s presentation, you might like to join us on December 6 for an Andrews Sisters musical at the Minnesota History Theater. Free! 1 – 2 PM at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: FREE; drop-ins welcome

Walking Group with pick-up at Applewood Pointe Thursday, December 6 See page 15

Christmas of Swing at Minnesota History Theater Thursday, December 6 Program # 1206 It’s Christmas Eve of 1944 and The Andrews Sisters are preparing to lift the spirits of the troops on the front lines along with their pals Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Abbott & Costello, and Santa! Christmas of Swing is a joyful celebration of music, family, and patriotism featuring real letters from WWII soldiers, and favorite swing versions of holiday songs such as “Let It Snow,” “Christmas in Killarney,” and (cont’d on page 12)

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December (cont’d from page 11) “Mele Kalikimmaka.” Share some holiday cheer with the girls from Minnesota who grew up to become the sweethearts of WWII. This musical re-imagining of the Andrews Sisters’ USO show is a boogie-woogie Christmas delight! 9 AM – 2 PM (approximately) at the Minnesota History Theater 30 10th Street E, St. Paul, MN 55101 Fee: $22 for play ticket; lunch after at Fabulous Fern’s (lunch cost on own) Bus Site Pick-Ups: $4 round trip 9:15 AM 5-5-1 Club 9:30 AM Augustana Lutheran Friday Special Meal

Swedish Sausage Lunch at the 5-5-1 Club Friday, December 7 Program # 1207 Keeping in the Scandinavian theme to go along with the Scandinavian Cookie & Craft Fair (December 6), today we’ll be serving a Swedish Sausage lunch with lingonberries, potatoes, and Jule Kaga. Noon at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $7 Register: Register by Wednesday, December 5 to reserve your spot. Page 12

November “It’s a Wonderful Life” the Musical Saturday, December 8 Program # 1208 Everyone’s favorite, “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been given an evangelical, musical twist for this production at North Heights Lutheran Church. After the production we’ll enjoy a Christmas meal prepared by the church caterer in their lovely dining room. Menu: Roast turkey breast, honey glazed roast chicken, seasoned bread stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans almondine, glazed carrots.

(cont’d from page 8) Sandbakkels, Spritz, Pepperkakor, and Almond Cookies. While the cookies bake, make Scandinavian crafts too! 9 AM – Noon at Augustana Lutheran Fee: $10 per adult/child combo (Children must be accompanied by an adult) Register: Register by Wednesday, November 7 to reserve your spot.

A Cup of Christmas Tea

Fee: $40 includes production, meal, and transportation

with Warren Hanson

Register: Register by Thursday, November 1 to reserve your spot.

A Child’s View of Christmas

with Dr. Michael Rogness Wednesday, December 12 Program # 1212 A pastor gave children in his parish an assignment: Illustrate the Christmas bulletins with their own drawings. (cont’d on page 13) November • December 2012

Fee: $5 suggested donation No reservations needed.

This Christmas program is funded by donations, and your generosity would be greatly appreciated.

Questions? (651) 632-5335 Hosted by Lyngblomsten Community Wellness & Education

Bachman’s Ideas House Tour

North Heights Lutheran Church 1700 West Hwy 96, Arden Hills 55112

Bus Site Pick-Ups: 11:15 AM 5-5-1 Club 11:15 AM Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church

10 – 11 AM in the Newman-Benson Chapel at Lyngblomsten 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul, MN

Monday, November 26 Program # 1126 Singer, author, and illustrator Warren Hanson returns to Lyngblomsten to delight you with music and readings! Along with such favorites as A Cup of Christmas Tea, The Next Place, Older Love, Kiki’s Hats, and the enchanting Peef books, Warren will share from his newest book, What Really Matters. He will read excerpts from some of the many books, telling fun stories surrounding the books and singing. Enjoy tea and treats at this charming morning retreat. Books will be available for sale after the presentation and Warren will stay for book signing. (cont’d)

Tuesday, November 27 Program # 1127 Join us for a tour of the Bachman’s Holiday Ideas House. The Ideas House is the historic Bachman family home located on the property of the original Bachman’s store in Minneapolis. The house is transformed four times throughout the year to show off the décor of the season. Today we’ll see the house dressed for the holiday season with 100s of creative home décor and entertaining ideas. Lunch will be at The Cheesecake Factory at Southdale Center. 11:15 AM Lunch, 1:30 PM Tour Fee: $10 plus cost of lunch (transportation included) Bus Site Pick-Ups: 10:15 AM 5-5-1 Club 10:30 AM Applewood Pointe

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November Wellness for Life Talk: Prevention & Control of Diabetes for Everyone Thursday, November 15 Program # 11152 Pharm D. candidates from the University of Minnesota, Alex Antell and Amy Awker, will be presenting information on diabetes with a focus on Type I and Type II Diabetes. The presentation will include information on signs and symptoms of diabetes, as well as the risk factors and complications. They will also explain blood glucose values and goals of therapy. Whether you have diabetes, are at risk for diabetes, or just want to learn more to prevent it in the future, the presentation will be of interest to everyone. Handouts will be provided, and there will be time for questions. 1:30 – 2:30 PM at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $2 at the door; drop-ins welcome

surprisingly diverse, award-winning American menu ranging from prime steaks and thick-cut chops, to succulent poultry and fresh seafood. The casual to upscale atmosphere, the service, and attention to detail make The St. Paul Grill “A Favorite on Everyone’s List.” www.stpaulgrill.com

Kozlak’s is a holiday favorite with a cozy Christmas atmosphere! The cuisine is American, steakhouse, and seafood. www.kozlaks.com

Bus Site Pick-Ups: $3 round trip 10:45 AM 5-5-1 Club 11:00 AM Applewood Pointe

Bus Site Pick-Ups: $4 round trip 5:00 PM Applewood Pointe Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Augustana Lutheran

11 AM – 2 PM (approximately) 4785 Hodgson Rd., Shoreview 55126

Please let us know if you will be riding the bus with us or meeting us there.

Register: Register by Friday, December 7 to reserve your spot.

Bus Site Pick-Ups: $3 round trip 10:45 AM 5-5-1 Club 11:00 AM Applewood Pointe

Register: Register by Wednesday, November 14 to reserve your spot.

Scandinavian Cookie Baking Class & Crafts Saturday, November 17 Program # 1117

Join veteran cookie-baker Dana Heimark, as she and others teach you how to make some classic Scandinavian Christmas cookies: (cont’d on page 9)

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Friday, December 21 Program # 1221

Fee: Your lunch expense

The St. Paul Grill is located at the historic Saint Paul Hotel in downtown Saint Paul overlooking Rice Park. The restaurant features a classic, yet (cont’d)

The St. Paul Grill

Out to Lunch at Kozlak’s Royal Oak

5:30 – 7:30 PM at the 5-5-1 Club

Friday, November 16 Program # 1116

Out To Lunch at

With imaginations running free, their images of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem were imaginative, surprising, and humorous. Come see the results in a slide show detailing Christmas scenes you never saw before!

Friday Special Meal

11 AM – around 1:30 PM 350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your baking skills and learn Scandinavian cookie baking traditions! Take home a box of cookies for yourself, and the rest will be donated to the Lyngblomsten Cookie & Craft Fair on December 6 (see page 14).

Friday Special Meal

(cont’d from page 12)

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Fee: $12 includes dinner & program

Friday Special Meal

A 5-5-1 Club Christmas Friday, December 14 Program # 1214 Celebrate Christmas with a catered lunch of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, buns, and dessert. Lunch followed by a Christmas singalong with the Lyng Sisters. Noon at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $12

Fee: Your lunch expense

Please let us know if you will be riding the bus with us or meeting us there. Register: Register by Wednesday, December 19 to reserve your spot.

New Year’s Eve Party Monday, December 31 Program # 1231 Happy New Year! Let’s ring in the New Year and raise a toast to 2013! Enjoy food and music with us.

Register: Register by Monday, December 10 to reserve your spot.

1 –4 PM at the 5-5-1 Club

Walking Group with pick-up at Applewood Pointe

Register: Register by Wednesday, December 26 to reserve your spot.

Thursday, December 20 See page 15

Transportation is available. Call (651) 632-5330 to reserve a ride.

Fee: $14

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Eat, Shop & Be Merry

with the 5-5-1 Club Enter for a chance to win a $25 Cub Foods or

Bandana: Music of the 30s & 40s Market Place Morning Talks A monthly health education series for the community Wednesday, November 14 Program # 1114

$25 Rosedale Center

gift card when you sign up and “Like” the 5-5-1 Club on Facebook.

www.facebook.com/551club Contest runs 11/2 – 11/15 at midnight. If you already “Like” the 5-5-1 Club on Facebook before November 2, you are still eligible to enter the contest.

Lyngblomsten

Settle back with a cup of coffee, a delicious treat, and listen to the sounds of Bandana playing music of the 30s and 40s and those wonderful Golden Oldies of our generation. This three-person band will get your hearts reminiscing, toes tapping, hips shaking and bodies moving! Held the 2nd Wednesday each month. Co-sponsors: 5-5-1 Club, Roseville Area Senior Program, City of Little Canada Parks and Recreation, Golden Living Center

9:30 – 10:30 AM at Market Place Bingo Hall 2900 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55113

Annual Scandinavian Cookie & Craft Fair Thursday, December 6 | 2 – 7 PM Newman-Benson Chapel at Lyngblomsten 1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul

Rosettes • Krumkake • Sandbakkels • Lefse • Spritz Various baked goods • Individual crafters selling their wares Donations of cookies and other baked goods will be collected December 4 & 5. Please bring them in dozens (include name of item) to the front desk at the Lyngblomsten Care Center. General questions: Allyson Linden (651) 632-5357

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November • December 2012

Fee: $1 at the door (includes entertainment, coffee & roll) Bus Site Pick-Ups: $3 round trip 9:00 AM 5-5-1 Club 9:15 AM Applewood Pointe Please let us know if you will be riding the bus with us or meeting us there.

Walking Group with pick-up at Applewood Pointe Thursday, November 15 See page 15

Friending Facebook: A Beginner’s Class for Learning the Basics of Facebook Thursday, November 15 Program # 1115 Are you thinking of joining Facebook? Or are you new to Facebook and are now staring at the homepage thinking, “What do I do now?” This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own, including: setting up your profile, connecting with family/friends (even your grandchildren!), privacy settings, uploading photos, chat and messaging, and more. If you have a laptop, you are welcome to bring it and follow along during the class. Bringing a laptop is not necessary—a handout to accompany the presentation will be provided. The last half hour of the class will be open for questions and discussion. Presenters: Ethan Cook & Christina Rhein, Lyngblomsten Marketing Department 10 – 11:30 AM at Applewood Pointe

Free!

Fee: FREE Register: Register by Thursday, November 8 to reserve your spot.

View this booklet online at

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Weekly Activities

November Museum Adventure Series:

Minnesota History Center—My Book of Skills; Your Guide to Wool Socks & Coffin Building Tuesday, November 13 Program # 1113 Today’s trip will take us to the Minnesota History Center to hear author Chris Niskanen talk about those things that make us “distinctly Minnesotan”—like how to buy wool, or grow your own wheat and make bread, or how to behave in a sauna. This program, he says, will “prepare you for any kind of challenge in the North Star State!” There will be time to look at some of the exhibits before the program begins at 10:30 AM. Afterwards, we’ll have lunch in the Café Minnesota. 9 AM – 1 PM at the Minnesota History Center

Friending Facebook: A Beginner’s Class for Learning the Basics of Facebook Tuesday, November 13 Program # 11132 Are you thinking of joining Facebook? Or are you new to Facebook and are now staring at the homepage thinking, “What do I do now?” This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own, including: setting up your profile, connecting with family/friends (even your grandchildren!), privacy settings, uploading photos, chat and messaging, and more. If you have a laptop, you are welcome to bring it and follow along during the class. Bringing a laptop is not necessary—a handout to accompany the presentation will be provided. The last half hour of the class will be open for questions and discussion.

Fee: $12 includes tour and bus. Cost of lunch is on your own.

Presenters: Ethan Cook & Christina Rhein, Lyngblomsten Marketing Department

Bus Site Pick-Ups: 8:45 AM 5-5-1 Club 9 AM Applewood Pointe

1 – 2:30 PM at Augustana Lutheran

Register: Register by Saturday, November 3 to reserve your spot.

Free!

Fee: FREE Register: Register by Tuesday, November 6 to reserve your spot.

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All activities held at the 5-5-1 Club unless otherwise noted—located on the lower level of the Lyngblomsten campus at 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul 55108.

500 Card Group

Walking Group

Tuesdays • 1:00 PM

* Thursdays • 9 – 11 AM Fee: $2 (for transportation)

Join us for a game of 500 at the 5-5-1 Club. Please call (651) 632-5330 to reserve your spot for the games.

Stitch ‘N Chat Tuesdays • 9 – 11 AM Muffins, coffee, chatting, laughing, and oh, yes, some stitching! Come join the group whether you stitch or not. This group is not just for women—some weeks the men outnumber the women! No reservations needed; just drop in and spend some time with friends.

Computer Instruction Wednesdays • 10 AM – Noon Schedule a FREE appointment: (651) 632-5330 We have a patient, knowledgeable computer whiz who is available to instruct you on the computer. Learn to e-mail, get pictures off your digital camera, play games and more. Bring in your own laptop or use our computers.

Join us for Walking Group on Thursday mornings. During these colder months we’ll walk at Rosedale Mall. We’re a social group and you don’t need to be a speed walker, as everyone walks at their own pace. You’re welcome whether you walk around the mall three times or just stroll around a bit. After our exercise we’ll gather at Caribou Coffee in the center of the mall for treats and socializing. * Bus Site Pick-Ups: 9 AM 5-5-1 Club every Thursday No walking group on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving). 9:15 AM Applewood Pointe only on the following dates: • •

November 1 & 15 December 6 & 20

If you choose to meet us there, call (651) 632-5320 to see where we’re walking.

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Wellness for Life

November

www.lyngblomsten.org/wellness

Questions or for more information/services/resources, contact Deb Bowman, RN: (651) 632-5335 or dbowman@lyngblomsten.org.

Vision Loss Support Group

10 – 11 AM each 3rd Monday of the month. FREE. Located at the 5-5-1 Club

Does vision loss impact your daily activities such as reading, cooking, or watching TV? Come for info, resources, and support for dealing with vision loss.

Upcoming sessions: November 19 and December 17 No reservations needed. Come as often as you are able.

Caregivers Support Group

Caring for yourself while caring for your loved ones.

1:30 – 3:30 PM each 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month.* FREE. Located at The Heritage at Lyngblomsten 1440 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55108

Sessions include a brief education component, time to gather resources, and time to talk. Support yourself and others in the journey of caregiving.

Upcoming sessions: November 14 & 28 and December 12 No reservations needed. Come as often as you are able. * Support group will not meet Wednesday, December 26

Wellness for Life Health Talks

1:30 – 2:30 PM each 3rd Thursday of the month.* Fee: $2 Located at the 5-5-1 Club

Upcoming session: November 15 (* No December talk) See page 8 for wellness talk topic and details.

Wellness Checks

Tuesdays, 1 – 3:30 PM.* FREE. No appointment needed; just come.

Located in Home- and Community-Based Services Offices (next to 5-5-1 Club) Talk with a registered nurse, Deb Bowman, about health concerns; issues related to remaining independent as health needs change; and questions about medications, disease, or health care. Deb is also available to perform health screening services such as blood pressure, pulse assessments, and blood sugar levels. * No office hours on Tuesday, December 25 Page 16

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(cont’d from page 4) short stories) as well as some classic pieces of literature by Poe, Chekhov, Wodehouse, Faulkner, Stephen King, and more! 4 Sessions 11 AM – Noon at Applewood Pointe Fee: $16 for 4-week session Register: Register by Tuesday, October 30 to reserve your spot.

Marvelous Mosaics Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 21, & 28 Program # 1107 In this small, hands-on class, learn the basics of making a mosaic. You will learn about surfaces, materials, tools, adhesives, techniques, grout, etc. We will supply the materials and take you step-by-step through the process so that you can create your own 12” x 12” mosaic. This is a great class for beginners! Instructor: Mosaic on a Stick, an artist-owned mosaic supply shop, community classroom & artist studio in St. Paul. www.mosaiconastick.com 4 Sessions 1 – 3 PM at Augustana Lutheran Fee: $60 for 4-week session plus $15 supplies fee paid at time of the class Register: Register by Thursday, November 1 to reserve your spot.

Veterans Day Program: Still Standing Friday, November 9 Program # 1109 Speaker: Capt. Jim Kosmo, author of Still Standing, winner of 7 national book awards Listen to the story of SSG John Kriesel who lost his legs and two buddies in a roadside bomb explosion. No one expected him to survive. He died three times on the operating table. This is not just another war story, but the story of an ordinary young man who overcame extraordinary challenges with a lot of help from others, including many strangers, and how he emerged stronger and more in love with his country, his wife, his children, and ultimately, his own life. Program also includes Color Guard presentation and lunch. Lunch menu: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad, buns, and dessert. We will be honoring our veterans with a slide show using their service photos. If you would like your photo or one of your loved one included, please email the photo or bring it to the 5-5-1 Club so we can scan it. Noon Lunch, 1 PM Program at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $12 includes lunch and program Register: Register by Friday, November 2 to reserve your spot.

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Friday Special Meal

KFC & Bingo at the 5-5-1 Club Friday, November 2 Program # 1102 Come enjoy fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, and biscuits from KFC, then we’ll top it off with a dessert of our own. Bingo games begin following lunch. There are prizes for every game, and it’s just 50 cents to play three cards. No reservations needed for bingo. Noon – 1 PM Lunch 1 – 2 PM Bingo at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $7 for lunch; 50¢ for bingo Register: Register for lunch by Wednesday, October 31 to reserve your spot.

Participants should wear clothing they do not mind soiling. Rosemaling will be done in the Telemark style. Instructor: Ronna Thorson. 6 Sessions 9 AM – Noon at the 5-5-1 Club (30-minute coffee/treat break) Fee: $72 for 6-week session (includes large wooden plate) PLUS cost of supplies: around $70. You can make arrangements to share some supplies if you wish. A supplies list will be sent to you after registration. Register: Register by Saturday, October 27 to reserve your spot.

Parables & Fables, Beginning Rosemaling Sagas & Fairy Tales, and the American Saturdays, November 3 – Short Story December 8 Program # 1103 Participants will gain knowledge of the various styles of rosemaling, history of rosemaling, and where to find good examples of rosemaling. Gain general painting skills (how to hold the brush, properly load the brush, care of the brush) and learn rosemaling strokes: c-stroke, s-stroke, (cont’d) Page 4

Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, & 27 Program # 1106 Learn how stories, passed down orally from generation to generation, have evolved into the deceptively simple literary form that we enjoy today. We will read old, old favorites (parables, fables, sagas, fairy tales, (cont’d on page 5) November • December 2012

5-5-1 Club Staff & Contacts

Additional Program & Pick-Up Sites

Geri Rutz 5-5-1 Club Coordinator (651) 632-5320 gmrutz@lyngblomsten.org

For specified trips and classes. Applewood Pointe of Roseville 1480 Applewood Court W Roseville, MN 55113 www.applewoodpointe.com

Cindy Albing Education Coordinator (651) 414-5292 calbing@lyngblomsten.org

Augustana Lutheran Church 1400 South Robert Street West St. Paul, MN 55118 www.augustana.com

Deb Bowman Community Wellness & Education Coordinator (651) 632-5335 dbowman@lyngblomsten.org

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church 1669 Arcade Street St. Paul, MN 55106 www.gachurch.org

Mary Deaner Transportation Coordinator (651) 414-5293 mdeaner@lyngblomsten.org

Bus pick-ups: North parking lot off Larpenteur Avenue

Registration & Transportation Line (651) 632-5330

Program & Pick-Up Site Locations Map* AP

Applewood Pointe

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Augustana Lutheran

GA

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran

* Map not drawn to scale

Snelling Ave

teardrops, and (especially) shading. Practice on a painted poster board before starting on your woodenware. Also learn how to background woodenware and use the krill finish.

AP Roseville

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Larpenteur Ave Snelling Ave

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How to Register

November

There are 3 ways to register for 5-5-1 Club trips, classes and programming:

1) Mail or In Person to: 5-5-1 Club – Registration 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 Registration form on page 19, or download/print a form at www.551club.com/booklet.

2) Phone • (651) 632-5330 If you leave a message, we will follow up to confirm your registration.

3) Email • 551club@lyngblomsten.org Cash or checks accepted. Make checks payable to “5-5-1 Club.” See below for payment policies and additional information.

Information & Policies Transportation

Payment Policy

Rides are available to the 5-5-1 Club on Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Call (651) 632-5330 one day in advance to reserve a ride. Cost is $3/round trip.

Payment for all trips and classes (unless otherwise specified) are due at the time of registration. If you are registering by phone, please mail your payment immediately after calling. Reservations will not be confirmed until payment is received. Cash or checks—payable to “5-5-1 Club.”

Refunds & Cancellation If you need to cancel for a trip or class, we will refund payment whenever possible to do so. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation. Page 18

Walking Group with pick-up at Applewood Pointe Thursday, November 1 See page 15

5-5-1 Club Open House

We will follow up to confirm your registration.

Medical transportation is available every Monday for $7/round trip to appointments in the St. Paul area. Advance notice required by calling Mary Deaner at (651) 414-5293 by noon the Thursday before.

To register for any program, see page 19.

Transportation fees are paid to the driver at the time of the bus service.

Offerings Subject to Change Offerings schedule is subject to change. We recommend those who have not made a reservation to check the website in the event of a change. www.551club.com/calendar November • December 2012

Thursday, November 1 Program # 1101 And the walls came tumbling down! Yes, walls have come down and new ones have been built. We’re now up and running in our new space and can’t wait for you to see it. Please join us in our new “digs” and see what we’ve got going on. Whether you’re new to the 5-5-1 Club and all of Home- and Community-Based Services or a long-time participant, we would love to have you here to enjoy some refreshments and check out all the programs and services we’re offering for the next few months. If you’d like, plan on staying around after the open house for our monthly books • cheese • wine program from 5:30 – 7 PM (details at right). No cost for new 5-5-1 Club participants! 3 – 5 PM at the 5-5-1 Club RSVP: (651) 632-5330 or just drop in!

What Food & Nutrition Can Do For You Felicia Busch, Nutritionist Author, Speaker, Lecturer Thursday, November 1 Program # 11012 Felicia Busch, president of Felicia Busch and Associates, Inc., a local corporation which specializes in nutrition, writes and edits nutrition facts labels, is the author of The New Nutrition (2000), has been featured on numerous radio and television news programs and talk shows, creates recipes, and writes health and nutrition articles. Come learn about what it takes to write about food! 5:30 – 7 PM at the 5-5-1 Club Fee: $5 if registered before 10/30 $8 at the door Bus Site Pick-Ups: $3 round trip 5 PM Applewood Pointe

books • cheese • wine is a casual book club that meets once per month at the 5-5-1 Club. Come meet and listen to local authors, and enjoy some cheese and wine. No required reading. No event in December.

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General Contact (651) 632-5330 551club@lyngblomsten.org

Location 1415 Almond Avenue St. Paul, MN 55108 (Lower level of the Lyngblomsten campus) See additional site locations around St. Paul on page 17.

Online 551club.com facebook.com/551club

Registration 3 ways to register: 1) Mail in form on page 19 2) Call (651) 632-5330 3) 551club@lyngblomsten.org

Sponsor Lyngblomsten (651) 646-2941 www.lyngblomsten.org The 5-5-1 Club is subsidized by gifts made to the Lyngblomsten Foundation. Learn more at lyngblomsten.org/get-involved.

About Us

Registration Form

Welcome! The 5-5-1 Club is a community center proudly sponsored by Lyngblomsten, promoting wellness and fun through social, cultural, and educational programs for people age 55+ working or living near the 551 zip code areas.

Additional registration forms are available to download/ print at www.551club.com/booklet.

If you’re looking for opportunities to Thrive, Learn, Explore, and Belong, you’ve come to the right place! Everyone from the community is welcome.

A Note from the Coordinator — Something for Everyone! Is it possible that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner? It’s a busy time of year, but let’s not forget to take time to enjoy Minnesota in the fall. Don’t you love the fall colors and cool, crisp autumn air? As we see the kids boarding the school buses, let’s take some time to make plans for ourselves. Browse through our booklet and choose a few activities to get involved with so you can stay active and healthy. We’ve been busy putting together a score of options so that there’s something for everyone! Check out a variety of art classes, museum trips, day trips and out to lunch trips. We have some special event gatherings in the 5-5-1 Club planned too, including: Veterans Day, Warren Hanson & A Cup of Christmas Tea, a Christmas dinner, and a New Years Eve party. These are just a few things for you to consider, but be sure to go through the booklet so you don’t miss a thing! — Geri Rutz, 5-5-1 Club Coordinator

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Please complete the registration form and mail or drop off to: 5-5-1 Club – Registration 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 Name

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Emergency _______________________________________________ Contact I would like to register for the following programs: Program#

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Need Bus Pick-Up * Specify site if necessary

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* Transportation fees are paid at the time of the bus service. Refer to program description for transportation availability and pick-up locations. TOTAL PAYMENT ENCLOSED $ ___________ All payment for classes and trips are due at the time of registration unless otherwise noted. Please send cash or check (payable to “5-5-1 Club”).

Please add my name to the 5-5-1 Club Program Booklet mailing list to receive a booklet every 2 months. It’s FREE!

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Nonprofit Organization US Postage PAID Twin Cities MN Permit #2376

Community Education, Wellness & Fun for Life November & December 2012

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1415 Almond Avenue St. Paul MN 55108

A Community Center

Proudly Supported by Lyngblomsten

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Thrive • Learn • Explore • Belong

Inside Veterans Day Program • Scandinavian Cookie Baking Classes A Cup of Christmas Tea • Christmas of Swing Musical • and more! 5-5-1 Club • A Community Center Proudly Supported by Lyngblomsten


5-5-1 Club November & December Program Booklet (2012)