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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for $97

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Back on the Chanhassen stage by popular demand- Sister Act, is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash called, “Ridiculously fun,” by the New York Post. Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar-winner, Alan Menken, Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her away in the last place anyone would expect – a convent! Set around the Christmas holidays, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she also rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

This will fill quickly, so call now!  Come laugh with us!
COST – $97 (covers bus, lunch, and the play)


  • 10:00 AM:  Tour bus leaves Bethel parking lot,
    42nd Street E. & 17th Avenue S.
  • 11:15 AM:  Lunch
  • 1:30 PM:  Play
  • 3:30 PM:  A little tie in the gift shop
  • 4:00 PM:  Leave for Bethe

For Reservations

  • leave a message at CoAM at 612-721-5786 and
  • send in your check for $97 to CoAM,
    3045 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55407


CoAM Old Log Theater Tour – December 6, 2017

by ccunningham on November 16, 2017

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Wednesday, December 6 for $82

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Return to Springfield High and meet the “Crooning Crabcakes,” the boy group banned from the senior prom. The singing foursome is headed for fame and fortune by trying to win the local radio contest on Big Whopper Radio. Songs from this musical journey to the past include “Runaround Sue,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Earth Angel,” and “The Glory of Love.”

Then we will stop at Minnetonka General Store for a bit of shopping.

Make your reservations now!
Leave a message at CoAM at 612-721-5786.


  • 10:45 AM – Tour bus leaves Bethel parking lot
    42nd Street East & 17th Avenue S.
  • 11:30 AM — Lunch
  • 1:30 PM — Play
  • 3:15 PM — Head to Minnetonka General Store
  • 4:30 PM — Back at Bethel

Menu Choices

  • Beef Short Ribs with seasonal vegetables and potatoes
  • Dill Roasted Tilapia with seasonal vegetables with lemon and potatoes
  • Angel Hair Pasta with Garden Marinara
  • Seared Pork Chop with seasonal vegetables, potatoes, bacon port demi glaze

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CoAM Fall Colors Day Tour 2017 – Thursday October 5

by ccunningham on September 11, 2017

(Downloadable Flyer)

Come to the autumn countryside in Cadott, WI! The horses and wagon are waiting for you.  There are steps going onto the wagon.  If you can do the bus steps, you can easily do these steps.  We will ride through the fall woods to the Lodge where our lunch will be beef stew in a bread bow, salad, dessert and coffee/lemonade.

Entertainment by Tim Danielson of the Danville Singers.

On the way home, we will stop at Connell’s Family Orchard (and bakery!) for our apple and goodie pick-up.

Bus leaves Bethel Lutheran parking lot, 17th Avenue at 42nd Street at 9:15 AM on Thursday, October 5th.  Arrive back around 5:00 PM.

All costs:  

  • $75 per person (bus, meal, ride, and entertainment).
  • For reservations, call the CoAM office at 612-721-5786.  Reservation deadline September 28th.

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CoAM Life Enrichment Series – Autumn 2017

by ccunningham on September 11, 2017


For Lifelong Learning

Mondays,  October 2 through October 23
9:30 – 11:50 a.m.

Classes held at centrally located
Bethel Lutheran Church
17th Ave. So. & 42nd St. E., Minneapolis

Click here for a printable class schedule

Monday, October 2

9:30-10:30 AM
HUMANITIES: American-Russian Relations Since 1992
When the Cold War ended, the US and Russia seemed optimistic about cooperation in the future. Twenty-five years later people talk about a new Cold War. How did we get here?
Presented by Norma Noonan, Professor Emerita, Augsburg College, specializing in Russia and Europe.

10:50-11:50 AM
HISTORY: How Minnesota’s ‘Children of Lincoln’ Viewed Race Relations Following the Civil War
by Bill Green, professor of history at Augsburg College and vice president of the Executive Council of the Minnesota Historical Society. Did Minnesota Republicans, like most of the nation, turn their attention away from black advancement that had occurred during the era of Reconstruction?


Monday, October 9

9:30-10:30 AM
CURRENT EVENTS: Preventing Conflict in the South China Sea
presented by Richard Bohr, Emeritus Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN. The South China Sea is the site of a dozen countries with competing territorial claims, China being its most vocal claimant. Despite rising international pressure and America’s ongoing efforts to insure stability in the Pacific, China continues to intensify its involvement there. Our discussion will analyze the worrisome moves there and propose ways to defuse tensions in this Pacific community.

10:50-11:50 AM
LOCAL AUTHORS: You’re Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp
authored by Eric Dregni, Professor of English & Journalism at Concordia U, St. Paul. At age six Eric Dregni had to be hauled onto the bus bound for camp. But all the weeks of summer camp since have shown him the pleasures of this uniquely American experience — and given him plenty to write about.



Monday, October 16

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9:30-10:30 AM
GREAT DECISIONS: New Uncertainties in U.S. Foreign Policy
by Tom Hanson, former U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State. Recent changes in U.S. foreign policy have caused uncertainty regarding America’s role in the world order. This presentation will focus on global trends and hot spots impacted by these changes.

10:50-11:50 AM
LIVING GREEN: Fighting Food Waste and Hunger
by Allyson Green, Chief Sustainability Officer and Director of the Campus Kitchen Program in Augsburg College’s Sabo Center. She works with students, faculty, staff, and neighbors to explore the intersections of food, equity, and environmental stewardship.

Monday, October 23

9:30-10:30 AM
CURRENT EVENTS : US– Cuba Relations

presented by Gary Prevost, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. In December 2014 President Obama fulfilled a campaign pledge to seek better relations with Cuba, and Cuban president Raul Castro reciprocated. In the three years since, full diplomatic relations have been restored. Current President Donald Trump has ordered a review of this
opening, so Obama’s initiative is now uncertain.

10:50-11:50 AM
TRAVELOGUE: Growing Up as an Embassy Brat
by Claude Buettner will review his life as a child and young teenager in Damascus, Syria, and in Lima, Peru. He will explore some of the
advantages and costs of these life-changing experiences. Claude was born in Minneapolis son of a Minnesota father and a French war-bride mother. He holds a BA in Humanities and a two-year Certificate
In Mechanical Engineering. He retired in 2012 and enjoys life with his wife, doing volunteer work and pursuing hobbies.

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2017 Health Fair

September 11, 2017

invite you to a Health Fair Monday, October 16 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM Bethel Lutheran Church 4120 17th Avenue South Minneapolis (click for a printable flyer) Flu Shots   12:00 to 1:30 PM Speaker, Marypat Habermas – 12:30 PM Blood pressure checks Live Well at Home screening Exhibits & Information Soup and bread lunch [...]

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CoAM Visits Duluth — August 2017

May 8, 2017

(click here for printable flyer) Spend a day in Duluth!  Tour Glensheen Mansion, have lunch at Grandma’s Restaurant, tour the harbor aboard the Vista Queen and listen to our step-on guide describe Duluth points of interest. Bus leaves Bethel Lutheran – 4120 17th Ave. S at 8:00 AM.  Return at approximately 6:30 PM. To Register: [...]

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CoAM Summer Garden Tour – June 2017

May 8, 2017

(Click here for a printable poster) First, we head to the MN Landscape Arboretum to stroll a little and take a trolley tour on the grounds.  Next, we go to the Victoria House in Victoria for a lunch of BBQ ribs and chicken, roasted red potatoes, buttered corn on the cob, coleslaw, cornbread, and a [...]

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CoAM Spring Luncheon – Featuring Vinnie Rose

May 7, 2017

Noon, Monday, May 22 right after Life Enrichment in Nazareth Hall at Bethel Lutheran Church 42nd St. E & 17th Ave. S PLUS OUR FAMOUS SALAD LUNCHEON $15 donation Vinnie Rose performs at 200+ events a year including weddings, restaurants, festivals, senior living communities and wineries. As Minnesota’s premiere acoustic guitarist and vocalist, his mastery [...]

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CoAM Life Enrichment Series – Spring 2017

May 7, 2017

Lifelong Learning for Livelong Living CoAM’s Fall Life Enrichment Series starts on Monday, February 3rd and is held every Monday until February 24th. Mondays,  April 3 through May 22 9:30 – 11:50 a.m. Classes held at centrally located Bethel Lutheran Church 17th Ave. So. & 42nd St. E., Minneapolis Click here for a printable class schedule Monday, April 3 [...]

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CoAM-Holiday Day Trip – Thursday, December 15, 2016

November 28, 2016

  (click here for downloadable flyer) Leave a message at 612–721-5786 to reserve your space.           First, a Victorian Christmas tour at the Alexander Ramsey House. Then, soup and sandwich lunch at Fabulous Fern’s. And on to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory for its famous Holiday Flower Show. SCHEDULE 9:15 AM – [...]

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