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Kiwanis Club Events for December
Kiwanis meets Mondays at 11:45 AM in Clubhouse 2, Main Dining Room. Visitors are welcome. Lunch is $8 for members and $9 for guests. Also, Kiwanis Networking with a purpose group has an hour breakfast meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:37 AM at the Regency. Breakfast is $10.
The program will be the club’s annual Holiday Party with entertainment furnished by the award winning El Toro High School “Choralistics” and “Soundsations” show choirs lead by director Dave Roberts. This is our most popular program every year. It is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Invite your spouses and friends. Lunch reservations are required as we expect a large turnout. Call Gil Rowland for a reservation. 454-2144. The Chair of the Day will be Jim Burge.
The program will be presented by David Anderson, Director of the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute. The Saddleback College Emeritus Institute was founded in 1976 to provide lifetime learning opportunities to seniors. Emeritus means “retired with honor.” The program is always threatened with funding cutbacks with funds coming from the State. They now have a Foundation in place that will help reduce this problem. Call Jim Burge for a reservation 830-9120. The Chair of the Day will be Dr. David Rabinov.
The speaker will be Jennifer Labus, Hospice and Home Health Consultant with Hospice Care of the West. Jennifer will update us on the many changes that have made hospice care a great alternative for patients in the last stages of life. Hospice is covered by most insurance plans. In most cases there is no out of pocket expense to the patient. Call Jim Burge for a reservation 830-9120. The Chair of the Day will be Betty Baumann.
December 23 - No Kiwanis Meeting, Christmas Eve
December 30 - No Kiwanis Meeting New Years Eve
Vendors Club Boutiques on Dec. 5
The Vendors Club will hold two boutiques sales, one on Oct. 16 and one on Dec. 5. The October sale will be held at Clubhouse 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Club members have priority for table rentals. Eight-foot tables rent for $18 and small tables are $7.
We are seeking vendors who wish to sell gently used items, handicrafts, vintage treasures and art work. Sales are open to the public. Meetings held the second Monday of each month, Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1 from 2-4 p.m. To join, send $10 to Suzanne Stowe, 5363-D Algarrobo.
For questions, call Sue Ross at 699-4927.
Ocean Club Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 6
The Ocean Club is having its annual holiday catered luncheon for members on Friday, Dec. 6. Subsidized by the club, the cost to our members will be $11, guests are $16. A turkey dinner will be served, with all the trimmings.
To join, club dues are $20. We offer educational program meetings every month, trips, whale watching, Christmas lights trips, weekly outings on the Club's sailing yacht and more. Sailing activities are open to guests and family of members. Meetings are the first Friday of each month. Pastries and coffee are served at each meeting.
For information, call Marvin at 457-1346.
Baby Boomers Holiday Cookie and Recipe Exchange on Dec. 6
The Baby Boomers Club First Fridays Social will be a Holiday Cookie and Recipe Exchange on Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 6. Entrance will be a plate of cookies or candy. The club will provide containers to fill and take home. BYOB. Wear fun holiday attire. We will have a surprise visit from someone residing at the North Pole.
Our socials are for members and new residents. The club adds new activities every week including movies, dinners, single socials, and more.
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Atheist Club Solstice Party on Dec. 12
On December 12, 2013 at 3 pm, the Atheist Club will hold its 2nd annual Solstice Party which will be a potluck in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1. Everyone is welcome to come and bring snacks or munchies to share or instead contribute $10.
The Atheist Club is a group of like-minded people who celebrate and respect the natural world without the need of supernatural forces. The club meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, 3 pm, Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1 to share information, ideas and good times in an environment free of deities and dogma. Everyone is encouraged to share and discuss their viewpoints.
Travel Match Club Brunch on Dec. 13
The Travel Match Club invites you to a holiday buffet brunch, catered by Crystal, on Friday, Dec. 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Clubhouse 6. Free for members and $15 for guests by reservation only. Meeting will feature a musical performance, a holiday sing-a-long, and a sharing time of members' holiday experiences.
The purpose of Travel Match Club is to meet new friends who are mutually interested in travel, and to provide trip-related presentations. Yearly membership is $15 for singles, $25 for couples, and guests are $3. Refreshments served at all meeting.
We meet every second Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. to noon at Clubhouse 6. Member
Alzheimer's Club Meeting on Dec. 13
At the December Alzheimer's Association Club's meeting Patty Mouton who is Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy, Alzheimer's Association Orange County, will present "Pet Therapy for Healthy Aging and Joyful Caregiving." She will provide the opportunity to explore how the gentle power of informal and formal animal-assisted therapy may promote wellness, enhance care and provide emotional support. The meeting will be held on Friday, December 13, in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 at 10 a.m.
The club meetings are open to all with no cost to attend. Senior Living Options and A Family Home Care will provide light refreshments.
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Rock N' Rollers Winter Wonderland Dinner and Dance on Dec. 14
Join us for our holiday Winter Wonderland sit-down dinner and dance on Saturday, Dec. 14, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. dinner then music at 6:30 p.m. by the Grumps.
Cost: $20 for members, $30 for guests. Attire is black and white semi-formal. Choice of entree: filet mignon, salmon, or vegan.
Reservations deadline is Dec. 9. Call Pam Hirshberg at 458-1721 or Carole Christle at 380-1343.
Amercan Italia Club Christmas Dinner Dance on Dec. 17
The American Italia Club is having a Christmas Dinner Dance on Tuesday, Dec. 17 in Clubhouse 1 starting at 5:30 p.m.
The menu will consist of either prime rib with roasted potatoes or shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta, appetizers, citrus salad, vegetables and tiramisu for dessert. Wine will be served with the meal.
Dancing will be to the music of Doc Anello. Members, $20 and guests, $23. Reservations are a must. Call Louise Pampuro at 855-4279.
Needleworks Club on Thursdays
Needleworks Club membership is open to all Village residents interested in needle-type crafts. Meetings are informal so that members can come and go at their convenience.
Drop in at Clubhouse Two, Dining Room Three on Thursdays between 9:15 a.m. and noon.
Several members are joining volunteers nationwide to make chemo caps for men and women in VA hospitals with the goal of 8,000 caps by Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Patterns and yarn requirements are available for anyone interested in knitting or crocheting caps for veterans undergoing chemo treatment. The recommended yarn for caps is “Simply Soft” by Caron. Questions: call Bess, 470-9175 or Anne Marie, 768-8119.
Italian Lessons on Thursdays
“Let’s Speak Italian” is an ongoing Italian language class that meets on Thursdays at Clubhouse 5 in Multi-Purpose Room 2.
Resident instructors Joseph La Franca and Jone Corti Chairi started a beginning Italian course. Please join them in a relaxed atmosphere from 4-6 p.m. From 4-5 p.m. they will address elementary Italian, from 5-5:30 p.m. grammar building and conversational Italian from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Students of all levels are welcome anytime. This class is a free drop-in class for Laguna Woods Village residents only. For more information, call 597-4273.
Atheist Club Meetings-2nd Thursday Every Month
We are a group of like-minded people who celebrate and respect the natural world without the need of supernatural forces. We come together to share information, ideas, and good times in an environment free of deities and dogma.
We invite all skeptics, humanists, agnostics and those who are questioning or seeking to join us. No one will be turned away; we welcome all viewpoints for discussion.
We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1, at 3 p.m.
A $2 donation is appreciated.
We often show interesting films and have lively discussions. All are welcome to come and enjoy fellowship and enjoyable social interactions.
Travel Match Club Meets Second Friday of Every Month
The purpose of Travel Match is to meet new friends who are mutually interested in travel, and provide trip related presentations.
We meet on the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Clubhouse Six.
Guests $3, members (yearly membership is $15, couples living at the same address $25).
Refreshments will be served. Questions call Dave at 300-6493.
Village Square Dancers
The summer session combines both classes from 2 to 4 p.m. This will continue through the end of the year.
In September, the class will be a Plus Workshop and we will start introduction to A1 during the last half hour. The dancers are expected to have mastered all beginner calls.
Members $5, Guests $6.
For information call Pat at 859-8827.
Also visit our web page at lagunawoods-village.com.
Refreshments will be served.
Village Duplicate Bridge Club
We’re not only the largest bridge club we also have many accomplished players, as measured by the 70% game. In duplicate bridge 70% means that a team has scored 70% of all the points available in a single game. Quite a remarkable feat.
Every week Novice games (0 to 20 points) are held on Tuesday evening at 6:15 and on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9. All games feature a pre-game lecture. The club also has stratified games at 12:30 Monday through Friday and evening games on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Let us know if you need a partner and we will try to help you find one.
Sunshine Performance Club is Looking for Musicians
If you want to be part of a new musical venue and make great sounding music, we would like to hear from you; this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
The Sunshine musical group is experimenting with different styles of music, including Doo Wop and “soft” Rock n Roll. If you enjoy these types of music and have a talent for them, we can use you as a lead singer, in background harmony or as a musician (we especially need drums).
Contact Dan Hobbie at 949-683-6874 or DHobbie@aol.com.
For information call Sunshine at 949 586-4100.
Macintosh Club – Upcoming Meetings
The weekly iPad Get-Together meets every Monday from 1-3 pm at the Mac Learning Center in the Community Center. Learn & share all about iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Open to all. Donations welcomed.
Learn something about Apple and the Mac every time. All are welcome. Guests free.
If you have not renewed your membership, the renewal form is at the Mac Learning Center or on the website: www.themacclub.org/form2.html
More information at www.themacclub.org.
Kool Kats Seek Singers and Musicians
A new year and a new start for the Kool Kats; new faces and new acts. A perfect platform for performing solos in singing or instrumental playing. All you wanna-be singers and musicians come take this opportunity and run with it.
The Kool Kats meet in the Rehearsal room of the Clubhouse 3 every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
It is under the auspices of the Saddleback College’s Emeritus Program. Free for our residents. Kool Kats regularly bring a variety of music, dancing, comical skits to Laguna Woods, senior communities, and other public places.
Any proceeds from performances will go to charities. For more information, contact Cecile Driskill at 427-3157.
Kiwanis Club Meetings
Kiwanis meets each Monday at 11:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. Visitors are welcome.
Lunch is provided, $8 for members and $9 for guests. If you plan to come for lunch, call Jim Burge at 830-9120.
Also, Kiwanis Networking with a purpose group has an hour breakfast meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:37 AM at the Regency. Breakfast is $10.
Dine Out Club Meets on Saturday Evenings
Don’t eat alone!
Join us Saturdays 5:30 p.m. RSVP for location. 457-9067.
The Laguna Woods Village Scrabble Club meets on Monday Afternoons
The Laguna Woods Village Scrabble Club meets on Monday afternoons at 12:45PM at Clubhouse #5 in Dining Room #1
Players are divided into 3 groups, A, B, & C, according to their scrabble playing skills. All players play 3 games, finishing at or about 4:00 PM. Each game is timed, lasting about 50 minutes.
A weekly fee of $2 is charged. Category Prizes are awarded. Snacks are provided. Games & Score Sheets are provided.
Group A players are governed by the Official Rules and Word Lists of the NASPA (North American Scrabble Players Association). Groups B & C adhere to a set of modified rules.
Come Join the Chess Club!
The Chess Club welcomes new members. Whether you’re an experienced player or totally new to chess, come and enjoy this fascinating game which has been played for over a thousand years all over the world.
We play in the Redwood Room at the Community Center on Mondays from 2:00 to 6:00 and Thursdays from 1:00 to 6:00.
For questions or to arrange for lessons call John 949-462-0722.
Can Do Club Meets Every Fourth Thursday
The Can Do Club, a support group for those with Parkinson’s Disease, meets at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center every fourth Thursday of the month from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
TGIF, a social club devoted to fun through dancing and making friends over cocktails, invites everyone to join us most Fridays at Clubhouse 2 to celebrate whatever comes to mind. There are no membership requirements and the fun starts at 4 p.m .with live music and a no-host bar until 6 p.m. Cost is $3 at the door and snacks and door prizes are included!
Players Club Offers Bingo Every Second and Fourth Tuesday
The best Bingo in the Village is played on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, in Clubhouse 1.
Cost to play is only $10 to play 10 regular games. Extras cost $5 for an extra 6-on pack for the regular games and $1 each for three special games, which gives you a second chance to win these “special’ games. Plus, the Club gives you one free game to play (with buy-in). If you Bingo on that card, you will be paid extra. Bingo on that card, you will be paid extra. Game pay-outs are usually $120 to $250.
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