Whether you enjoy going back in time or discovering the great outdoors, the clubs in Minnesota and Wisconsin offer plenty of opportunities to meet other individuals who share the same interests. Check one out today.
Share your love for the great outdoors with others from the area by joining the Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club, a non-profit organization founded in 1954. You’ll enjoy hiking, climbing, biking, canoeing, camping and more, and the club is also dedicated to helping preserve Minnesota’s wilderness. Starting in May, club meetings will take place at Como Park in St. Paul. Membership perks include discounts at local stores and access to a wide variety of equipment from grills and sleeping bags to tents and snowshoes. Find information about meetings and upcoming trips at www.mnrovers.org.
Celebrate the art and history of quilting with the Minnesota Quilters
. The club’s activities are designed to honor the past and nurture the future of quilting while allowing members to enjoy time together sharing this special skill. Established more than 30 years ago, the club now boasts nearly 1,300 members. Members enjoy a subscription to the club’s monthly newsletter, access to special members-only events, early registration for quilt shows and more. Meetings are held twice a month at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church & Newman Center in Minneapolis with coffee and refreshments served prior to the meeting. Find the club’s full schedule at www.mnquilt.org.
Welcoming people of all ages and skill levels, the La Crosse Area Camera Club has been bringing fellow photographers in and around La Crosse, Wisconsin together for more than 70 years. The club offers fieldtrips and other special events during the summer, and club meetings feature educational programs, speakers and workshops, as well as monthly competition results. Find out how to join the La Crosse Area Camera Club at www.lacrosseareacameraclub.org.
If you have a love for history, consider joining one of the largest and most active historical societies in the country. The Wisconsin Historical Society was founded in 1846 and is dedicated to helping people connect with the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. Six membership levels, from “Individual” to “Heritage Circle,” offer the opportunity to help preserve history for many generations to come. The long list of membership benefits includes a subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History, as well as the society’s newsletter, free admission to the Wisconsin Historical Museum, discounted admission to Wisconsin historical sites, access to special member events and more. Now through June, you can explore the exhibit Ghost Ships of the Schooner Coast at the Wisconsin Historical Museum and learn about shipwrecks on Lake Michigan. Visit www.wisconsinhistory.org for more information.
There’s plenty to see and do in Minnesota and Wisconsin, so don’t hesitate to get out and find a club – you can meet new people and get new enjoyment from your favorite activities.