Minn-StF "meetings" are actually very casual parties and are usually held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at homes of Minn-StF members. The start time is 2:00 p.m., though more people tend to show up around 4 or 5 p.m. Parties run as long as they run, usually 'til at least 9 or 10 p.m. There will be a brief business meeting around 5:00 p.m. (or when your President, me, arrives, whichever is later) where future meeting locations will be mentioned, and folks can make any other announcements.
People coming to the meeting are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to share. You are welcome if you can't bring anything, of course, but if you can, please do. Also, we encourage people to wear a name tag; old convention badges are perfect. This not only makes it easier for new folks to get to know us, but also helps those of us that aren't great with names to be more at ease.
I look forward to seeing folks there and will be bringing my laptop in order to share my photos from my recent trip to India.