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Atheist Club Meeting on April 10
Richard Dawkins' lecture filmed at a previous Atheist Alliance International Convention will be shown at the April club meeting on Thursday, April 10 at 2:30-5:30 at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1. Dawkins is the founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and published many books, including "The God Delusion" and "An Appetite For Wonder: The Making Of A Scientist" and authored multiple scientific articles.
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.
Click here for a flyer.
Alzheimer's Association Club Meeting on April 11
On April 11, at 10 am at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 Cordula Dick-Muehike Ph.D. who is an Associate Clinical Professor at UC Irvine will present "Reducing Your Risk for Alzheimer's Lifestyle Strategies and More." She will share information on how a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Rose Hills 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.
Click here for a flyer on this event.
Rock 'N' Rollers Fun on April 12
Let's get together on Saturday, April 12 at Clubhouse 2 and bring in spring with a BYOE (Bring your own everything - food, drinks, and tableware). The club will provide water, coffee, cookies, and rock 'n' roll music.
Music provided by "OC Grumps." Attire is casual. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Music from 6-9 p.m. Members are $5, non-members are $10. Information, call Jeannie Haney at 380-0774.
Dog Club Meeting on April 14
The Dog Club meeting is on Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at Clubhouse 1, Art Room.
This month's speaker is Jean Hill, owner and master groomer of the Golden Touch Pet Salon. Jean will discuss grooming for pet health. Jean is also involved with pet rescues.
Last month, the club approved the organizational name change of the club and its name to the Laguna Woods Dog Club. A $25 gift certificate for a pet store will be the door prize. Join us for refreshments. Residents interested in dog obedience or AKC CGC evaluations, contact Alex Tamaki, 371-3912. Information: 855-1938.
New York Club presents Divine Sound on April 16
On April 16, hear the Divine Sound at the New York Club. At 7 p.m. at Clubhouse 5, ten singers and dancers will sing standards. Everyone is welcome.
Members are free, non-members welcome for $4. Desserts and beverages are free for everyone.
Publishing Club Speaker on April 16
Have you ever wanted to publish a book, story, poem, memoir, photograph, or music but don't know where to start? At the April 16 meeting of the Village Publishing Club, Deborah Carr will present "How to Be a Published Author to Tomorrow." The author of "Your Guide to a Fabulous Las Vegas Wedding" and other books, Deborah has been an online writer for over six years, earning extra retirement income by writing over a thousand articles for online magazines. Time for networking and questions.
We meet every third Wednesday in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2, at 2:00 p.m.
Baby Boomers Dance on April 19
The Baby Boomers Club will have a “Bunny Hop” for our April Saturday Night Dance. Join us on April 19 at Clubhouse 5.
“Retro Station Band” will have everyone hopping and dancing to music from the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. Be ready for a surprise hit from the past that will have you joining in the fun.
Bunny ears and tails are optional. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m.. The cost is $5 for members and $10 guests, pay at the door. GRF Cash Bar. For information on the Baby Boomers Club, call 415-8030.
Foodies Meeting on April 19
It's a full calendar of restaurants for April. We will be going to Lucca Cafe for brunch, the Parisian dinner at Clubhouse 3, our monthly private wine tasting at a new venue, dinner at Panini Cafe and happy hour at Bru.
Our speaker for the next meeting will be from the Foundation for Wellness on the topic of "Balance in our Lives."
Our next meeting is in Clubhouse 2, Dining Room 3 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19.
For information, contact Lovern at 540-9627.
RV Wheelers Pizza and Dance Party on May 8
The RV Wheelers Club is having a 50s/60s pizza and dance party on Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 at Club House 6.
Pizza will be provided by the club and attendees may bring their own "adult" drinks if desired.
So come join us in attire of the time period and dancing to music of the 50s/60s. No cost for club members; however, a $6 donation is requested of non-members.
Please call 949-697-0798 before May 6 for reservations.
Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events
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. Call Jim Burge at 830-9120 for a reservation.
Monday April 7
The program will be presented by Jennifer Galvan, Program Director for New Alternatives, Inc. based in Santa Ana. The mission of New Alternatives provides culturally competent and family focused services to child victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Victims frequently suffer from a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges. With treatment, care and support many children are able to overcome their problems. The Chair of the Day will be Jim Kane.
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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.
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.
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.
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