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The clubs of Laguna Woods Village are an integral part of this fun, vibrant community! In addition to having their own webpage on lagunawoodsvillage.com, clubs may submit their press releases to be featured on the Club News page.

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Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events

Kiwanis meets Mondays at 11:45 AM in Clubhouse 2, Main Dining Room. Visitors are welcome.  Lunch is $8.  Call Jim Burge at 830-9120 for a reservation.   

Thursday March 26

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

Monday March 30

Kevin White, Director of Youth Services for the Salvation Army in Orange County, will share information about Salvation Army activities and provide their latest annual report. President Jim Kane is Chair of the Day.      

Monday April 6

Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig MacDonald, the author of 19 books on American history, will speak on his latest book, “The Rebel Reverend,” about how Presbyterian Minister James Caldwell and his wife Hannah helped save the lives of George Washington and the troops. Both Caldwell’s were murdered in cold blood in separate incidents during the revolution. Craig is their great-great-great-great grandson. This is an amazing true story. Mickey Vanier is the Chair of the Day.

Monday April 13

Denny will present a recent videotape of our more “ Senior members” discussing the past history of Kiwanis. This is a part of our 100th Anniversary Celebration. Denny is also the Chair of the Day.

Monday April 20

Jeff Anderson, Energy Representative of OneRoof Energy, a solar energy company specializing in installing solar systems for homes in California will provide information about this rapidly growing field.  Gil Rowland is the Chair of the Day.

Thursday April 23

The Kiwanis 737 Committee will have their monthly breakfast meeting at the Regency at 7:37 AM.  The breakfast cost is $10 for a deluxe breakfast buffet.  Call Denny Welch for a reservation at 770-5760.     

Monday April 27

Karen Pollick, new Kiwanis member, piano play for the noon meeting is an Independent Wellness Consultant for the Nikken Corporation. She will discuss Healthy Alternatives and the use of magnets in health related treatments. Alex Melgun is the Chair of the Day.



Polish Club Celebrates 15th Anniversary on March 29

Polish Club invites you to attend and celebrate with us the 15th anniversary of Polish Club and Traditional Polish Easter at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at Clubhouse 5.  The program will start with an invocation, sharing Easter eggs with wishes, and a Polish Easter Buffet.

Entertainment will be provided with a piano concert by Peter Gach.

Cost for members is $40; non-members are $45.  Make your reservation by check payable to Polish Club of Laguna Woods and send to 811-Q Ronda Mendoza, Laguna Woods, CA  92637. Reservation deadline is March 9.  Everyone is invited to celebrate with us.



Folk Dancing Club

Fifth Sunday of the month,  March 29, Party.

LIve music, fun, and refreshments.

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER           

Easter Passover party, Sunday April 5, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Live music,games and prizes, and lots of fun.

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Folk Dance Classes:

Every Tuesday

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

Fee $ 5.00

Every Wednesday - International Dance Classes

5:30 - 6:00 pm     Beginners
6:00 - 8:00 pm     Intermediate and advanced

Master Teacher Lee Otterholt
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, 92637.  Fee $5

Every Sunday

7:00 -10:00 p.m.

7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Beginners
7:30 - 10:00 Dance Program requests and occasional teaching

Bring snacks to share.                                   

Guest teachers to be announced.
Clubhouse 2, 241112 Moulton Parkway



New Club ALNC Meeting on April 2

ALNC creates opportunities for Laguna Woods Village Residents to become more involved in the everyday processes that make "The Village" great.  We have an interest in keeping the HOA Dues Low while maintaining High Quality Services.  We work closely with the Board of Directors.  ALNC hosts round table discussions in an effort to engage, empower, and excite Residents into focused action for positive change.

Membership is FREE.  ALNC Meetings are on the 1st Thursday Monthly in Clubhouse 5 Main Lounge at 4:30 p.m.  Our first Meeting is on Thursday, April 2nd.  We also have an online forum: nextdoor.com/join/HFEHTN 

Questions? eMail Dawn Johnston, dawn92637@gmail.com  We hope to see you at our upcoming meeting - come and share your concerns and enthusiasm with your neighbors!



Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club on April 2

The Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club, W6LY, will meet on April 2 at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 3.  In addition to regular business, the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) will be discussed and an update on our EchoLink activity.

Upcoming events will be highlighted that FCC licensed amateur radio operators and club members can be involved in.  Anyone, including licensed ham radio operators or those interested in getting a license, is invited to the club meeting.

For current information, view our website at www.qsl.net/w6ly or contact the W6LY Club President Art Welch, 457-9091.



Laguna Woods Lawn Bowling Club Open House on April 4

We will be offering a free lesson and hot dog lunch to people interested in learning more about Lawn Bowling.

The event is April 4. Greetings from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m.. The group lesson starts at 11:00 a.m. sharp. Please arrive before that time. The introduction to Lawn Bowling lesson will be followed by a hot dog lunch and a Lawn Bowling skill test with prizes. We are located behind Pool 2 and Clubhouse 2. Residents and guests are welcome so bring a friend. We supply the equipment, the training, and the lunch. Call us if you have and questions. 949-667-0287.

Click here for a flyer on this event.



Oasis For Free Thinkers Meeting on April 9

The Oasis For Free Thinkers Club is meeting on Thursday, April 9, from 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 are invited to attend. All viewpoints are welcomed as well as ideas for the club's future. The club invites participants to take a leadership role.

$2 donation is appreciated.



RV Wheelers Present Extraordinary Story of WWII Pilot Howard Snyder April 9

Discover the Extraordinary Story of WWII Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth

APRIL 9, 2015
CLUB HOUSE SIX; 6:30 PM

Our speaker will be author Steve Snyder whose father, Lt. Howard Snyder, was a B-17 pilot of the 8th Air Force’s 306th Bomb Group stationed in England during World War II.  On February 8, 1944, his plane, the “Susan Ruth”, was shot down over the French/Belgium border after a mission to bomb Frankfurt, Germany. 

Steve will tell us the true story of events leading up to and after that harrowing day.  Of the ten man crew, some died, some ended up in prison camps, and some evaded capture.   What makes this story unique is the varied, detailed, and amazing story of what happened to each crew member, in particular Lt. Howard Snyder who evaded capture and was missing in action for seven months.



Alzheimer's Association Club Meeting on April 10

On Friday, April 10, 2015, the next quarterly Alzheimer's Association Club meeting will be held in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 from 10:00 a.m. - noon.

The club meeting will focus on the importance of the partnership between persons with Alzheimer's disease, their doctors and their caregivers. Light refreshments will be provided by Interim Healthcare.

Click here for a flyer on all four 2015 events.

Click here for a flyer on the April event.



Baby Boomers Tax Relief April 18 Dance

Returning again by popular demand to play at our April 18 Dance is the Shenanigans. The group of five talented musicians from Orange County, California led by singer Christy Coffey, who has performed in Las Vegas and cruise ships the world over. You can expect to hear three-part harmonies, searing guitar, innovative keyboards and rock solid bass and drums. Their extensive song list will provide the music you want to hear including iconic hits byThe Beatles, Eric Clapton , Creedence Clearwater, Meghan Trainor, Gretchen Wilson, The Mavericks, Willie Nelson, Etta James, Nat King Cole and more.

When: April 18
Where: Clubhouse 5
Time:  6 p.m. members ; 6:30 p.m. guests
Admission is $5 for Boomers Club Members and $15 for guests.



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.



The Laguna Woods Cat Club would Like to Thank You

 

The Laguna Woods Cat Club - Rescue, Foster and Adoption Program would like to THANK YOU for your participation and support in our recent Fundraising Event at Ruby's Diner during Feb. 8 thru Feb. 15. It was a HUGE success, and we owe it all to YOU!



June Sunshine Musical Benefit Show To Be Canceled

Sunshine Lutey reported cancelation of the Entertainment Marathon Show benefiting Alzheimer's Association. The performance scheduled for June 20, 2015 in Clubhouse 3 Theater was to be the second annual event of its kind. The 2014 show, a six-hour musical variety production was both an artistic and box office success raising over $10,000 for Alzheimer's Association Orange County although somewhat smaller shows for Alzheimer's Association have been produced yearly by the club since 2009.

Sunshine offered as reasons for cancelation of this year's show the impending GRF ruling to disallow sponsor/vendors to support the production and the proposed huge fees  (exception fees) for rental of the theater and adjoining rooms in Clubhouse 3.  She explained that with no sponsors and with dramatic rental fee increases, there would be no donation for the charity and the show would operate at a loss.



Video Club of Laguna Woods

 

Click here to see the latest newsletter and upcoming events for the Video Club of Laguna Woods.

 

 



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, 470-9175 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.

 

 

 

 



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 12:45 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.
 
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. Game pay-outs are usually $120 to $250. 
 



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