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Saint Paul Bread Club

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Revised on February 9, 2017.

2017 Meetings and Events

The three current monthly meetings will continue with one change from 2016.

2017 Meetings and Events

There are several kinds of events scheduled or anticipated for 2015.

  • Monthly meetings (at different locations around the Twin Cities)
  • Special monthly meetings
  • Field trips (whenever anybody happens to organize them)
  • Special events (unpredictable much in advance)
  • SPBC picnic (expected to be in Septembers)

2017 Monthly Meeting Schedule

There are now three monthly meetings on the schedule. (You can volunteer to be a convener for your own local monthly meeting at a time and place convenient for you. Just let me know if you want to commit to doing it.)

The purpose of the monthly meetings is to increase opportunities for bakers to communicate. Participants are highly encouraged to share and discuss samples, cookbooks, and bread-related news. No RSVP is necessary. (You don’t even have to join the SPBC.) Just show up.

The meetings below are listed in the order that they now fall in a normal month. (Some months are not normal because of holidays.) Sometimes a month may occur when the first Tuesday comes after the first Wednesday.

Saint Louis Park Slice

The Saint Louis Park Slice meets on the second Wednesday of the month (barring the occasional holiday).

The meetings run from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The meetings are usually at Starbucks at 3850 Grand Way, Saint Louis Park, MN (map). This is a few blocks east of Excelsior and Highway 100. There is parking on the street and a free public parking garage on the same block.

Somtimes this slice has special monthly meetings, which means they go somewhere else (like Dangerous Man Brewing Company or sometimes slice members homes). If the location isn’t typical, I will mention it in the monthly mailing.

This is the slice that is closest to western Minneapolis and the western suburbs. Now you don’t have to travel all the way to Saint Paul to meet on a monthly basis.

Jan. 11 Feb. 8 Mar. 8 April 12
May 10 June 14 July 12 Aug. 9
Sep. 13 Oct. 11 Nov. 8 Dec. 13

The December 13 meeting is dependent on people at the November meeting agreeing to have a meeting in December.

Eden Prairie Center Slice

This is a change from 2014.

The Eden Prairie Center Slice meets on the third Tuesday of the month (barring the occasional holiday). As of January, 2015, the meetings run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The meetings are at the Food Court at Eden Prairie Center at 8251 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. (map)

Bill Middeke is usually seated in front of Dairy Queen/Orange Julius.

Jan. 17 Feb. 21 Mar. 21 Apr. 18
May 16 June 20 July 18 Aug. 15
Sep. 19 Oct. 17 Nov. 21 none

Trotter’s Slice

The Trotter’s Slice meets on the fourth Monday of the month (January through November). The meetings run from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The meetings are at Trotter’s Cafe and Bakery at 232 N. Cleveland Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104 (by Cleveland and Marshall). (map)

Jan. 23 Feb. 27 Mar. 27 Apr. 24
May 22 June 26 July 24 Aug. 28
Sep. 25 Oct. 23 Nov. 27 none

Some years there is no meeting in May because of the Memorial Day holiday.

2017 Field Trips

No field trips are currently organized for 2017. (Nobody organized any field trips in 2015.) In 2016, members of the bread club went to community oven bakes at Hamline Church a couple of times.

If you would like to organize a field trip, contact me, and I will broadcast information to the SPBC members.

2017 Special Events

Annual SPBC Picnic

It is anticipated that there will be an SPBC picnic in September. Volunteers to run the picnic are welcome.

World Day of Bread

October 16 is the World Day of Bread, at least according to this.

National Bread Month

November is National Bread Month. (As if we needed any more incentive to bake bread!)