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Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events

Kiwanis meets Mondays at 11:45 a.m. in Simpson Hall, Geneva Presbyterian Church at 24301 El Toro Road in Laguna Woods. Look for the blue Kiwanis banner by the entrance to the meeting room. Lunch is $10 for members and guests. Guests are welcome. Call Jim Burge at 830-9120 for a reservation.

Monday, February 1:

Byron Walls, owner of California Crimefight, and an entertainer with over 20 years experience as a professional comedian, actor and singer will discuss street crimes, home protection, car safety, the pros and cons of weapons, fighting tactics, etc. This promises to be a very delightful program.  Jim Kane is the Chair of the Day.

Monday, February 8:

Bruce Glover, DDS. a Laguna Woods area dentist will discuss why seniors need to practice good dental care. Failure to maintain your teeth can shorten your life! With proper care it is possible to return your teeth and gums to a healthy state. Gil Rowland is the Chair of the Day.

Monday, February 15:

No Kiwanis meeting today -- President’s Day.

Monday, February 22:

Patty Mouton, Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy for the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County. will discuss the recent organizational changes for the Association, the devastating effect Alzheimer’s is having on Orange County and the help Alzheimer's Orange County provides for seniors. President Steve Carpenter is the Chair of the Day.

Thursday. February 25:

The 737 club will meet at 7:37 a.m. at the Regency. A deluxe breakfast is $10. Call Denny Welch at 770-5760 for a reservation.

Monday, February 29:

Cheryl Lanterna, responsible for Business Development for Memorial Care Hospice and Palliative Services will present her program called "Myths and Realities of Hospice Care." Memorial has provided Hospice care to our community since 1992.  Associate, Debbie Berk, will assist Cheryl. Jim Burge is the Chair of the Day.



Life after Life meeting on Feb. 6

The Life after Life Club presents:

"The Veil is Very Thin -Between this Life and the Next" with Cheryl Deines, M.S.W.
 
Incredible experiences of patients in their last days and moments prior to death, pointing to communication with the deceased.Cheryl said many of these experiences could be called "supernatural." A longtime social worker specializing in Hospice and Bereavement Counseling, Cheryl's convinced that life follows death.

Saturday, February 6, 2016; 9:30 50 11:00 am; CH 7
Members free; non-members $3.
For information call: Elizabeth: 949-707-1633

The Life After Life club focuses on phenomena pointing to life beyond death. Its programs feature both experiencers and researchers. The Life After Life club is a service club for the International Foundation for Survival Research, a nonprofit dedicated to public education regarding experiences suggestive of life after death (www.expbeyond.org). The foundation offers an informational booklet, including personal accounts free of charge to hospitals and hospices. Club members assist with booklet mailing. meetings are open to the public. Club membership is $18.00 per year. Most meetings are free of charge for members and $3.00 for nonmembers. more information, call Elizabeth at : 949.707.1633.



Camera Club Events for February

Voyages To Antiquity
Presented by Camera Club Member Lilli Zaenker.

Monday, February 08, 2016, 6:30 P.M., Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2

Last February I showed the first part of our cruise ending in Nauplia.

Now we continue to Taormina Sicily, a lovely hill town.  After a short walk through town we make our way along a scenic route to the slopes of Mount Etna and the Silvestre Crater.  Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is our next stop.  The Palatine Chapel is the highlight.

A one and one-half hour drive brings us to Cefalu, an ancient fishing village, with a Norman/Arab style cathedral.

Then to Monreale famous for its cathedral, one of the most beautiful Norman churches in Italy designed by William the Good in 1174 AD.  At sea again, we dock in Sorrento, Italy.  From there we drive to the Herculaneum, a Greek settlement named after Hercules, which perished during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD engulfed in a sea of mud.

A lovely drive along the bay of Naples ends in Pompeii, considered the finest example of an ancient Roman city, which suffered the same fate as the Herculaneum.

We disembark in Civitavecchia and transfer to Rome. A day and one-half in Rome are really not enough to do credit to Rome -- just to whet the appetite for a longer visit.

$3.00 fee for non-members collected at the door.

The Elbe River, Potsdam and Berlin
Presented by Camera Club Member Tom Getz.

Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:30 P.M., Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2

This former East German area will feature river scenery, the famous Saxon-Switzerland National Park's geological formations, the glorious architecture of Dresden, the historical cities of Meissen, Dessau, Wittenberg, and Potsdam. In Meisen we will see the famous ceramics factory. In Wittenberg we visit Martin Luther's house, and in Potsdam we visit the Sanssouci Palace of Frederick the Great. Dessau has Bauhaus architecture.

Tom's show will include all the great sights of Berlin, such as the following museums and galleries:  Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Pergamon, Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Jewish Museum, Berlin Musical Instruments Museum, and Gemaldegalerie of Berlin. Churches and many historical sites and war memorials will also be visited.

The show will be accompanied by typical German music of the area and live narration

$3.00 fee for non-members collected at the door.

www.lhcameraclub.com  Email: cameraclublh@gmail.com 



Oasis For Free Thinkers February Meetings

February 11: Club Meeting 

The February 11 club meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1. Joe Camera will host the meeting and present a slide show titled "Check Your World View" which includes everything from ancient belief systems to the latest scientific understanding of the universe; he promises to present visual concepts never seen before. Everyone will have an opportunity to participate in stimulating discussion. The club will provide light snacks and wine.

February 28: Sunday Breakfast: Please Note New Time and Required RSVP

The February Sunday breakfast meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m.at the Village Greens in Rooms 1 and 2. Joe Camera will host the event and will encourage continuing discussion from the February 11 club meeting. It's an opportunity to share perspectives gained from life journeys as well as gain knowledge from listening to each others perspectives and ideas.

An RSVP by Wednesday, February 24 is required to order food or drink; all people with a reservation can order and pay for food/drink from restaurant personnel. RSVP to: SunshineLutey@gmail.com or call 949.278.6454.

Click here for a flyer.



Geneology Club Meeting on Feb. 15

Our first general meeting to be held Monday, Feb. 15 from noon to 2:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2.  Nationally known researcher family researcher, Joel Weintraub, will present a story detailing your ancestors' arrivals through Ellis Island. He explores "name changing."

Join the club at the door for $15, Non-members are $3 at the door.  If you have any interest in your family's history and experiences, plan to attend for a fun and rewarding time.

Questions?  Call Sonia Appell at 949-859-6743.



American Italia Club Dance on Feb. 16

The American Italia Club will be having a Sweetheart Dinner Dance on Tuesday, Feb. 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.  The menu consists of either brisket of beef or salmon with lemon sauce, spinach and strawberry salad, scalloped potatoes, green beans and white chocolate hearts with strawberry sauce.

The music will be furnished by the Jim Gilman Trio.  The deadline for reservations is Friday, Feb. 12.  Members are $21 and guests are $24.  Call Louise Pampuro for reservations at 949-855-4279.

 



National Council of Jewish Women Annual Luncheon and Card Party

The National Council of Jewish Women Annual Luncheon and Card Party will be held Wednesday Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 5.  All are welcome!  Please send a $20.00 Check by Feb. 12 to: G. Gilbert  3357-A  Monte Hermosa Laguna Woods, CA 92637   Questions? Call Gail 951-6288



Baby Boomers British Invasion on Feb. 20

Baby Boomers Club is proud to present the return of “Full Spectrum” which is composed of four very accomplished musicians playing base guitar, drums, keyboard, tenor sax, trumpet and harmonica. They have been playing together for over 25 years, and will be playing a set of songs from the British Invasion and more of your favorite dance hits.. All group members are proficient at playing several instruments and all band members sing lead vocals with an emphasis on background harmony. Don’t miss this one!

This event will be held at Clubhouse 5. Doors open 6:00 p.m.and music starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is only $5 for members and $15 for guests. We will have a GRF no host bar, and you are welcome to bring your own snacks. GRF requests that you not bring your own alcohol.

Information 949-415-8030



Saddle Club Invites You to High Tea for last Downton Abbey on March 6

Hello Saddle Club members! You are invited to attend the early showing of the final episode of Downton Abbey while enjoying an English high tea.  The Saddle Club has secured the video of the grand finale of Downton Abbey and we’ll be showing it at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 on Sunday, March 6 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  We’ve even been able to procure special “Downton Abbey tea!”

Besides enjoying delicate tea sandwiches, special shortbread cookies, champagne, fruit, and (of course) tea, we’ll have a costume contest to help us really become part of the Downton Abbey experience.  There will be prizes in three categories:  the “Hunt”, the “Royals”, and the “Help.”  Costumes are not required but anyone who wants to can wear a hat, don a dress, or come in riding costume.  It’s just for fun!

Tickets are $15.  You can drop off your check at the stables or mail it to Saddle Club, P.O. Box 2515, Laguna Hills, CA 92654.  Seating is limited.



Mac Club Information

The Mac Club is located on in the Community Center on the Third Floor.

24351 El Toro Road

Laguna Woods, CA 92637

949-268-2263

 

We have 20 iMacs and an iPad available for your use every weekday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

A volunteer supervisor is available to answer questions and help you with the computers or your Mac laptop, iPad or iPhone.

Our class schedule is updated weekly on our website and sent to members via email.

Visit our site at lagunawoodsvillage.com  - Clubs - The Mac Club.



International Folk Dancing Club

Folk Dance Classes:

Every Tuesday

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  
Teaching by Maria Pahos-Benson
Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, 92637
Non-community residents, please call Frieda for gate clearance.  tel 949 454 0837

Fee $ 5.00

Laguna Festival information

Click here for detailed flyer.
Click here for registration form.   
Click here for Music workshop.

PREVIEW FOR FOR FIFTH SUNDAY PARTY  CLICK HERE

February Schedule



Video Club Events

Click here for the Video Club's latest newsletter.

 

 



Alzheimer's Association Information

There is a community support network to help reunite a lost person with family or caregiver. The system is called MedicAlert + Safe Return and provides 24-hour assistance nationwide. There is a one-time minimal cost to purchase an identification bracelet and registration process to provide protection for lost wanderers. The ID bracelet provides the toll-free 800 number to connect with the MedicAlert + Safe Return system who in turn, notifies the dementia's listed contacts to make sure he or she is returned home safely.

Click here for a flyer with more information.

For information, contact Sunshine Lutey; Phone 949 278-6454, email sunshinelutey@gmail.com. The Alzheimer's Association 24-hour Help line is 800 272-3900.



Cars 4 Causes Supports Local Charities

The Kiwanis Club once more steps up to the front as a service and charitable organization with their program titled "Cars 4 Causes." 

2015 is the perfect time to think about license fees and taxes in the new year. If there's a car gathering dust in the car port or elsewhere, Saddleback Kiwanis may have a solution. Saddleback Foundation is an IRS approved charity which accept donations of any vehicle to benefit local Laguna Woods Village non-profit charities, whether or not the vehicle is in running order. The club handles towing, if needed and the DMV paperwork.

A tax deduction for Federal and State Income Tax may be available for anyone who donates a car, along with the satisfaction and knowledge that a donation was made. The funds are used for Scholarships for local students and to help seniors and veterans through Kiwanis donations to the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village, Meals on Wheels, and Florence Sylvester Senior Center.  

For information and help regarding vehicle donation, call Marlene Bridges at 949 215-1101.



New Jersey Club

Whether you are from New Jersey, have passed through New Jersey, or have just heard of New Jersey, you are welcome to become a member of this fun and friendly social club.  We meet every month on the fourth Wednesday in Clubhouse 5.  This is an opportunity to meet new friends, visit with old friends, enjoy fabulous entertainment and a delicious dessert with coffee.

With your $20 membership, you will receive the following:

  • Free admission to monthly meetings
  • Member discounts on New Jersey Club trips
  • Special member prices for annual dinners.

 

For more information, call Beverly Genereux at 949-829-6633 or lagunaqtpie@comline.com



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 Three, Dining Room Two on Thursdays between 9:15 a.m. and noon except there will never be a meeting on the third Thursday of each month.

Annual dues are $10.

Village residents interested in knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, or other types of needle projects are invited to attend.  Bring a favorite project or we can help you find one. Members are happy to share their ideas and patterns.

Questions: call Bess, 595-0383 or Margaret, 462-0810.



Oasis For Free Thinkers 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.



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.

Questions?  
JoAnn diLorenzo
jdlmoimeme@yahoo.com
650.504.5180



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.

 

 

 

 



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 12:45 p.m. 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 three 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 Meetings

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. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., buy-in starts at 1:00 p.m. and play begins at 1:30 p.m.  Buy-ins will stop at 1:25 p.m.
 
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. Game pay-outs are usually $120 to $250. All profits are donated to charity.
 



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