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Yacht Club Meeting on July 25
Our next meeting is July 25, at 10 a.m. at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1. The presentation is a surprise.
Mark your calendars for our annual picnic on Sept. 26.
Questions? Call Jan at 458-9444.
The Baby Boomers Club Woodstock on July 26
An Event you don't want to miss! Laguna Woodstock #6 will be held on the lawn of Clubhouse 2. The music starts at 5 pm, and advance tickets can be picked up starting at 8 am. Admission will be $5 for Boomers Club Members and $10 for everyone else, pay at the entrance.
This year’s bands are “Love Saves the Day” With Ruby K and “The Village Midiots.” Music and dancing will start at 5 pm and play nonstop until 8:30.
We welcome everyone to join us for a giant lawn party and dance. The Nineteen Restaurant will be serving food on the lawn starting at 4:30. A special dessert treat, vendor Stick-A-Berry with their chocolate covered berries.
You can bring chairs, tables, blankets, coolers, food, drinks, shade, and don’t forget to dress in your favorite 60's outfit. Early morning setup is OK. All seating is on the lawn or inside Clubhouse 2. There will be no table seating on the patio because we need room for the bands and dancing.
Come recreate a fun filled afternoon and evening - only at Laguna Woods!
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Can Do Club Wheelchair Dancing on July 31
On Thursday, July 31 from 10 - 11 a.m. at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Conference Room One, Joe Torres, Dance Director of the Wheelchair Dancers Organization will present an hour of music, titled "Discover you Inner Spirit for Dance and Music." This presentation is in conjunction with the Can-Do-Club.
For more information, call Teri Brown at 714 378-5022.
Please click here for a flyer with more information.
Alzheimer's Association Club Meeting on August 8
On Friday, August 8, at 10 am at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2, Leslie Gibola, OTR/L from Adapt 2 It will present "Safety at Home and Assistive Technology." She will focus on strategies for a safe lifestyle and new technology that allows increased independence when living with disabilities.
Interim Healthcare is the sponsor who will provide light refreshments. The 24/7 Helpline for the Alzheimer's Association is 800.272.3900. For information call Sunshine at 568-4100.
Atheist Club Meeting on August 14
Danie Dennett is a philosopher, scientist and director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and professor at Tafts University. He received many awards and has published many books and articles.
Dennett's lecture "Good Reasons For Believing In God," which was filmed at a previous Atheist Alliance International Convention, will be shown at the August club meeting on Thursday, August 14 at 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1.
The club provides an opportunity for like-minded people who celebrate and respect the natural world without the need of supernatural forces to gather, share information, ideas, and good times in an environment free of deities and dogma. All, including skeptics, humanists, agnostics and those who are questioning or seeking are invited to attend. All viewpoints are open for discussion.
All are invited. A $2 donation is appreciated.
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Baby Boomers Club Saturday Night Dance Aug.16
Baby Boomers Club Saturday Night Dance is August 16, Clubhouse 5, featuring “The Shenanigans” Band. This band plays a great variety of dance songs from 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. This is Beach Night, so dress like you’re off to the beach for an evening of dancing.
Doors open for Social Hour at 6:00 p.m.and the music starts at 7:00 p.m.. Pay at the door, $5 club members, $10 guests. You’re welcome to bring food or snacks. GRF host bar.
Visit their website http://www.theshenanigansband.com
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Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events
Kiwanis meets Mondays at 11:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 2, Main Dining Room. Visitors are welcome. Lunch is $ 8 for members and $ 9 for guests. Call Jim Burge 830-9120 for a reservation.
Gil Rowland, Chair of the Saddleback Kiwanis Club Scholarship Committee will give a report on this year’s scholarship activities. We hope to have one or more of our scholarship winners in attendance. Greg Roberts, Key Club Advisor for Laguna Hills High School and AVID instructor will also be presenting. The Chair of the Day will be Gil Rowland.
The speaker will be Craig MacDonald, a Pulitzer Prize Nominee and author of 18 books on the West will be speaking on “Yosemite’s Unsung Hero,” how Jessie Benton Fremont and her friends helped save Yosemite 150 years ago this June. They have a bill in the House to rename a mountain peak after her. It is an incredible story. If you are a Yosemite fan do not miss this program. The Chair of the Day will be Dave Rabinov.
The speaker will be Kevin Tiber, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Farmers & Merchants Bank. Among his many duties with the bank Mr. Tiber works with many of the company’s charitable, religious and educational clients in the areas of investment management and finance. Mr. Tiber will be reviewing the investment portfolio for the club Foundation that is invested with Farmers & Merchants. The Chair of the Day will be “Dutch” Huizenga.
The Kiwanis 737 club meets at 7:37 AM at the Regency. Breakfast is $10. Call Denny Welch 770-5760 for a reservation.
The speaker will be Marcia Michiker, current member of the Board of Trustees of the South Orange County Community College District. Marcia, the longest serving member on the Board of Trustees, is the Clerk of the Board. She has been elected to seven consecutive terms since 1985. Over the years she has served as President, Vice President and Clerk. Marcia will update the community on current changes in community colleges. The Chair of the Day will be Marty Standish.
Village Publishing Club Storytelling Extravaganza on Sept. 17
Storytelling Extravaganza on Sept. 17.
Deadline for story submission on July 17.
Everybody loves a good story and everybody has a good story to tell.
Contact us at villagepublishing.com or 707-5156.
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.
Annual dues are $10.
During 2013, members and friends made 156 "Comfort Bears" for young patients in the Emergency Room at Saddleback Hospital. Patterns are available for the bears as well as other favorite charity projects.
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 2:30 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.
Atheist Club Donates to Foundation of Laguna Woods Village
The Atheist Club is not a big club with big dollars, but the club members collectively have a big heart and a big desire to help the community and support the efforts of a very worthy organization, the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village.
Pictured right: Marion Levine, Foundation of Laguna Woods President, receives check for $250 from the Atheist Club's president, Sally Rosoff and Sunshine Lutey, Atheist Club's publicist and president of the Alzheimer's Association and Sunshine Performance Clubs.
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 Weekly Jam Session
Weekly rehearsals are held in the Clubhouse 3 Rehearsal Room on Thursdays from 1 - 3 p.m. If you would like to come and participate, you will be welcomed.
For information call Sunshine at 949 586-4100.
Macintosh Club – Upcoming Meetings
The weekly iPad Get-Together meets every Monday from 1-3 p.m. 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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