Reunion Golf Outing

When:  Friday, Aug 26, 9:00 AM

Where:  Centerbrook Golf Course
                  5500 Lilac Dr. N., Brooklyn Center

Who:  Classmates, spouses, friends

Cost: $11 per person-walk
Optional push carts at $3
         Riding carts (limited # avail) $15
         Rental clubs available; Fling sticks* available (see below)

Details: Centerbrook is a fun, par 3, 9-hole course, 20 min north of the old 'hood on Hwy 100

Sign up: Tom King: or 763-566-9266 

              Bob Cronk: or 612-669-2645

After: a 50's Grill nearby for a fun lunch if you'd like!

This should take about 2 hours. 
*Fling Sticks are similar to lacrosse sticks and are for non-golfers who are intimidated by hitting balls with golf clubs. They can be played right along with players who are using conventional clubs.

Sign up by yourself or as a group - you will be playing with someone around your own age!


Bike Ride with Jeff Moore

Jeff Moore is looking for compadres for a bike ride on Friday morning. (Weather permitting, of course.) Details tbd, but the basic plan would be to meet somewhere in the 'hood at 10-ish and go for maybe 20-ish miles or so. One option: take the trail out to Minnehaha Falls, pick up the trail along the river that heads toward downtown, then circle back into SW-land on the Midtown Greenway trail. Or whatever. If you're up for such an activity, contact Jeff (  


Robert Fulton /Lake Harriet Elementary Schools Reunion

Friday August 26

9:30 AM

Meet at Fulton (now called Lake Harriet School)
4912 Vincent AV S
Head to the office to sign in (2nd floor)
Tour the school, inside and out. Revisit your old rooms, hangouts and memories (school will be open)

Take a walk (or drive) through the neighborhood, then head to Lake Harriet and stop at the bandshell for breakfast/lunch at the Bread and Pickle (the transformed popcorn/ice cream stand) serving a wide variety of foods plus beer, wine and coffee. You can still get popcorn and ice cream.

Fulton just celebrated its 100 year anniversary- - 1915 to 2015. Even if you didn't attend the school, come anyway. This is a classic building with a ton of brick and varnish that will take your senses beyond backwards: it's what "old school" is all about.


Audubon Orioles Reunion

From Mike Karch


It had been suggested that the Oriole’s have a get together and discuss our really younger years and what we can remember.

Saturday morning, August 27th from 10-12 at the Automotorplex located off HWY 5 and Audubon Road in Chanhassen. Paisley Palace is on the corner.


Bev (class of 65) and I have a car condo there and would love to host a get together. We will provide coffee, juice, bagels, and other very good stuff. Everyone else needs to bring stories and any memories from those days soooooo long ago.


Please let me know if this is something you would like to do and if the times are good.



Mike Karch


Armatage Reunion
Calling all those who went to Armatage Elementary School and wish to relive that experience!  The school has kindly consented to let us tour the school on Friday, August 26, 2016, at 1:00 PM.  We are to buzz in at Door Number 5 by the flagpole and should gather there shortly before 1:00 in order to enter as a group.  Classes start on the following Monday, so we will not be able to enter classrooms because the teachers will be preparing. 
            This is a marvelous opportunity to visit those spaces that will bring back memories associated with particular classrooms and teachers, memories that are now all too frequently tending to slip-slide away.  After the indoor tour, many of us will probably want to walk around the outside of the building, since we spent huge segments of our lives on the playground spaces, too.
            Partners are welcome to join us, and if you have siblings who also went to Armatage, please invite them.

Were you ever in the SW Band?  If so, read on....




1966-style dinner

Spouses/significant others and anyone ever in the band are invited

Hosted by Gretchen Conkey Shanight at:

6108 Blake Ridge Road

Edina, Minnesota 56436


Cost: $5.00 (Cheap!)

Please RSVP!

Just to tickle your appetite, respondees so far include Iris, Sue Swanson (and Dave). Barb Rein, Sue Tikal, Mickey (now known as Mick) Thorstensen, Jan, Tom G, Rich C, Robby and others.

Some band members for whom we do not have contact information include: Gerald Tomforde, Don Bouchier, Bill Janohosky, Tony Thompson, Mark French,Tom Cain. If you can, please forward this information.

Pass the word!!

Looking forward to seeing you!!



PS: We lost Mr. Stoyke last year



Activities on your own in the Twin Cities

       during the Reunion Weekend

Arts and Entertainment:

Guthrie Theatre
 "South Pacific" and others
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre 
 "Beauty and the Beast"
Minnesota State Fair
August 25 to Sept 5
Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Weekends 8/20 to 10/2
Lake Harriet Band Shell
Tues to Sat evenings 7:30 plus Sun 2:00 and 5:00  check website for performers and confirm times.
Minnesota Zoo
Also have concerts; check website for dates and performers
Como Zoo
Great  place and it's free
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mall of America

Sports and Recreation

Minnesota Twins  Http://
St. Paul Saints  
Minnesota Gophers
Minnesota Vikings
Canterbury Park

Other Twin Cities theatre, music, eating and sports

Rent a bike by the hour from Nice Ride
Canoe around the lakes (rent at Calhoun)
Picnic at Minnehaha Falls
Swing at the playgrounds at Armatage or Pershing or Linden Hills
Cruise through Porky's
Danceland at Excelsior Amusement Park (Rolling Stones, anyone?)