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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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Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.



New Jersey Club Presents Sharon Sills on April 26

New Jersey Club Presents Sharon Sills on April 26.  Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.  Guests welcome for $5.00.  No Host Bar from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  We invite you to join us for refreshments following the performance!

Sharon has entertained audiences in Southern California and Las Vegas for many years. More recently she has been performing in Palm Springs.  She has also performed with Don Ross for over a decade.  Their extensive and diverse repertoire that covers the spectrum from Rock & Roll from the 70's and 80's, Standards, Blues and Country, along with Don's tribute to Neil Diamond and Jimmy Buffet will captivate and entertain you.

For a long time she has worked with  Paul Eshelman, who will be joining them on keyboard for the April 26 meeting of the New Jersey Club in Clubhouse .  The blending of their voices makes their songs memorable and their on stage personalities will keep you smiling long after the performance.



The Bocce and Social Club Presents Cinco de Mayo Buffet and Bingo on May 9

The Bocce and Social Club Presents:Cinco de Mayo Buffet and Bingo
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Clubhouse 2
Social Hour 5:15 p.m.  Dinner 6:15 p.m.
Scrumptious Fiesta Buffet by Jolanda
Chips & Salsa
Ceasar Salad
Corn and Black Bean Salad
Mexican Rice
Refried Beans
Fiesta Chicken
Cheese Enchiladas
Churros
Coffee & Tea Bar
GRF No Host Bar 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. – BYOB After No Host Bar Closes.
Members $13 Guests $15
Reserved seating-submit checks to Trudi Meyers, 166 Avenida Majorca #D, Laguna Woods, CA  92637.  List who you want to sit with.  Deadline May 5.



Village String Band Show on May 6

The Village String Band will provide a rollicking and enjoyable show for community members and their guests on Saturday, May 6 in the theater of the Laguna Woods Village Performing Arts Center. The tickets are $5 for open seating for a 7:00 p.m. show.

 

Click here for a flyer on this event.

 



The Baby Boomers Club presents Woodstock Mud on May 20

The Baby Boomers Club presents:  WOODSTOCK MUD

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Clubhouse 5

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Band starts at 7:00 p.m.

$5.00 Members and $10.00 Guests.

Pre-sale 1 to 3 p.m. before the dance at Clubhouse 5.

GRF Cash Bar…you are also welcome to bring your own snacks

Woodstock Mud has forged something magical, their intricate harmonies bringing to life timeless hits like "Time of the Season", "Ohio", "Woodstock", "Going up the Country",  "The Sound of Silence" "Peaceful Easy Feeling", and "Hotel California" to name just a few.

Now The Most Requested Classic Rock Band in Southern California, Woodstock Mud, captivates audiences with their distinct three-part harmonies, great guitar virtuosity, moving drumming, inspired song list and excellent musicianship. Their ever growing fan base continues to attend performance after performance to feel the music of their generation, alive once again.  Woodstock Mud will forever remain "for each other" in song and in spirit!



New Jersey Club Hoedown on May 24

New Jersey Club Spring Event

We are now taking reservations for our May 24 "Motown Hoedown" dinner. This casual evening will be catered by Jolanda with a family style dinner of BBQ brisket, oven baked boneless chicken, cole slaw, vegetarian baked beans, mac & cheese, corn on the cob, corn muffins, a lemonade station and apple crisp ala mode for dessert. There will be a No-host Bar open throughout the evening.  The suggested attire is “country casual”.  Adding to the fun of the evening will be Matt Grey & Precious McCall with their country soul to entertain you.  The cost of this event is $20 for members and guests are welcome to attend for $24. To be sure not to miss out, send your checks to Jean Janowsky, 193 Avenida Majorca, Unit A. Please include the names, phone numbers & payment of those with whom you wish to be seated.  For further information, call Betty at (949) 461-9390.



Oasis For Free Thinkers Meetings

The club meetings are for Laguna Woods residents and their guests.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 Club Meeting & Breakfast Meeting, May 21, 2017.

The May club meeting for Oasis For Free Thinkers will be held at  3:00 pm. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in the Laguna Performing Arts Center (formerly Clubhouse 3) Dining Room 1.

A video of a Darwin Day Lecture with Jerry Coyne titled "Evolution & Atheism -- Best Friends Forever" will be shown.

Non-Member Fee $3. Light snacks and wine provide by the club. Irena Weygold will prepare room, snacks and handle sign-ins

The May breakfast meeting is 9:00 a.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the Village Greens building in Rooms 1 and 2. Please note, this is the 3rd Sunday of the month rather than the normal 4th Sunday.

RSVP is required by Wednesday, May 17 to order food or drink. Please do not bring outside food or drink to the meeting.

A video will be shown where with a discussion between Richard Dawkins and Robert Krulwich.

Non-member fee $3

All with a reservation can order and pay for food/drink

Everyone can enjoy the presentation and share interesting ideas

Click here for a flyer.



A Sunshine Musical Gala on July 30

The summer show "A Sunshine Musical Gala," produced by the Sunshine Performance Club will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017 in the Laguna Woods Performing Arts Center.

The show is for the community by community members and friends. Net proceeds from ticket sales, donations at charity tables and sponsors donations will be for three charities.

Alzheimer's OC
Foundation of Laguna Woods Village
Saddleback Kiwanis Foundation

From 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.,  Dining Rooms 1 and 2 will ring with music as Rock and Roll entertainment/dance is offered in one and Classical and Broadway performances are offered in the other. 

The theater show begins at 7:00 p.m. on the main stage. 

Pre-show video with information regarding the sponsors, charities and entertainers will be presented at 6:30 in the theater.

Drinks and snacks can be purchased from a no-host GRF bar. Tickets are $10 - all reserved seating
 

Since this event will benefit the three charities identified above, all sponsors will be welcomed and accorded exceptional publicity. For businesses or individuals who would like to sponsor the show, the deadline to contact me is April 24 which will allow them to be identified on the flyer and the poster in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. 

Sponsors may make their checks payable directly to their choice of the three charities. 
There are multiple levels of sponsorship; sponsors will be identified by level on the flyers, poster and pre-show video.

For performers who would like to donate their time and talent to entertain at the event, the deadline to contact me is April 30. There is a limited number of acts that can be included.

Click here for a flyer.

For more information contact Sunshine -- Email: SunshineLutey@gmail.com  Phone: 949-278-6454.



Theatre Guild Information

The Theatre Guild meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Clubhouse 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.for socializing before the program begins at 7:00 p.m. The programs vary and often offer entertainment. The purpose of the club is to develop, promote and foster the expertise, appreciation, fellowship and enjoyment of the theatre experience for both the club members and guests. We promote two major productions a year, a comedy in the spring and a musical in the fall.

Contact Information:

President: Joan Laing

Phone: 949.470.9375

Email: zimba443@comline.com



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.



Village Independent News Club Information

The Newspaper Club has revamped their website, www.villageindependentnews.com, so that readers don’t have to wait until the 15 of the month and to help avoid missing events that are before or after our usual “issue” date. The Village News has shifted to a “blog” format where every new article is published when we get it. You can now go the VIN any day and see all the latest news without waiting and missing anything.

Just scroll down the front page to see all the articles as they came in since you last checked in. Plus, of course, you can always go to new streamlined menu bar and find your favorite columns or go to the right hand Categories box to search by author’s name or column! The Village Independent News is the only Village newspaper, written entirely by residents, about residents and their lives.

The Village Independent News, the Village's only daily online newspaper written by, for and about Village resident, has a feature article on Broadway Swings, an Audio Interview with Sheila Bialka and the Theater Guild's & Old Pro's future projects,

Also, free Classifieds for Residents and Newspaper Club Members wanting to buy or sell, as long as it's not a business until March 1, 2017 and for Club members until June 1, 2017.



Scottish Heritage Club Meets Every Tuesday in the Community Center

The Scottish Heritage Club meets every Tuesday in the Community Center, Pine Room, at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We extend a warm welcome to all members and residents to join us for some simple party dances, light hearted discussion, traditional Scottish music, snacks, cookies, Donation $3. First attendance free. Information from Frank Searle 949-813-4205 or Renee 714-731-2363.



Guitar Club Information

The Guitar Club needs knowledgeable players who can show their technique to other players. The club will meet periodically. The goal of the club is to exchange ideas and methods to improve the technique of the instrument, and the knowledge of music. For more information please contact Bernie Frenkel at 310 809 4409. Click here to view YouTube video.



Bocce and Social Club of Laguna Woods Village

Come for the Friendship-Stay for the fun!!!

The Bocce and Social Club of Laguna Woods Village membership for 2016 is $12.00 per year. Your membership gives you discounts on all our events, dances, activities and the bragging rights to participate in our Battle of the Sexes and Club Championship games. In addition, some of the new activities that are being planned this summer include: “Pop Up Barbecue Night” and our continuation of our famous Thursday social time consisting of Wine, Cheese and Snacks, which are served court side. 

Bocce is an easy game for everyone.  Bocce Ball is played on carpeted courts, which are well shaded at each end.  Free lessons and all equipment are furnished.  There is nothing to buy. Appropriate, modest attire must be worn. All courts are accessible.  Stop by the clubhouse for details which is located next to the swimming pool at Clubhouse  1. Visitors and non-members are ALWAYS WELCOME!

 Open Play Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays.
 October thru May: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.    June thru September: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - COME JOIN THIS EASY AND RELAXING SPORT.  This is truly a "Club that Cares".  Check us out on the web for club activities-http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/section.cfm?id=276 and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LagunaWoodsBocceBall.



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.



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.



New Jersey Club Information

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



International Folk Dancing Club

The wondering Folk dance Tribe has finally come back home. To the beautiful remodeled Clubhouse 2. From now on all our folk dance events will take place in  Clubhouse 2 Click here for a map.

Every Wednesday at Clubhouse 2 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m:

6:00-6:30 p.m. teaching.
6:30-8:30p.m. easy to intermediate teaching and dancing.                         

Every Sunday
Clubhouse 2 at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.:
Requests and some teaching.

Every Tuesday at Clubhouse 1:
9:00-11:00 a.m. teaching by Maria Pahos-Benson.
Click here for the map.

For more information visit our club website at: http://www.lagunainternationaldancers.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 12:00 p.m 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.



Cribbage Club Meets Fridays at 12:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 7

Looking for a fun card game that involves both luck and skill? Learn to play Cribbage at the Friday Cribbage Club, at Clubhouse 7, Main Lounge. Free instruction and practice are offered at noon. Regular play begins at 1:00 p.m. Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests are invited to play. For information contact: Bob Levy, 408-396-3172.

August 12 winners: Mary Ann Sommers was in first place with 10 games; Barbara Paine was in second place with eight games. Tom Skaggs had a 28-point hand.



Pinoclhile Club Meets Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 7

All pinochle players, including beginners, are invited to join us for six games of single deck pinochle. Prizes and socializing. We now meet Tuesday nights at Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 2. Practice 5:00 p.m. Regular play 5:30 p.m. For information call Doris Helwig 970-593-8129 or Arlene Zecca 949-830-5290.



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 second Thursday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1, at 2:30 p.m. Yearly membership cost $15. Non-member fee per meeting cost $3.



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 9:00 a.m. All games feature a pre-game lecture. The club also has stratified games at 12:30 p.m. 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?  Contact JoAnn diLorenzo at 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 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you would like to come and participate, you will be welcomed.

For information call Sunshine at 949 586-4100.

 

 

 

 



ACT! For America Club Meet on Fourth Thursday Every Month

ACT! For America-Laguna Woods Club is a chapter of the national ACT! For America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots organization devoted to education and promoting national and local security. ACT!-Laguna Woods provides stimulating, educational meetings promoting taking actio. We have motivational speakers and thought-provoking discussion groups to inspire and inform. Meetings on fourth Thursday of each month at the Community Center, Spruce Room at 1:00 p.m. Contact, Act-Laguna-Woods@mail.com or call: 949-707-1133.



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 p.m. 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.



Porcelain Artists Club Meets Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 Dining Room 3

Porcelain Artists of Laguna Woods has moved to its permanent home in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 3. The Club meets Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. All residents are welcome. We paint all types of porcelain: plates, vases, figurines, Christmas ornaments. Our members have various levels of experience. We provide beginners with instruction and supplies. Information: Naomi Bernstein, 949-235-2721, or just stop by.

 



Ukulele Club Meets Fridays in Clubhouse 3 Rehearsal Room

The Ukulele Club meets in Clubhouse 3, Rehearsal Room, Fridays at 1:00 p.m. We play and sing old tunes and a few new ones. For information call Barbara at 949-472-0255 or Craig at 949-859-8481.

 

 



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 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

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 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

 



Topic Master Club Meetings on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 6

Our Club Membership is now open! We welcome new members particularly those with an interest in improving their ability to think on their feet. Some people come by this naturally, but if you don’t practice is the answer. “Mental Aerobics” is fun and a great way to exercise your synapses and will help you express your thoughts in a clear and composed manner. Visitors are welcome any Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. Participation is voluntary, but a sense of humor is mandatory.



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 4:00 p.m. with live music and a no-host bar until 6:00 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.



The Table Tennis Room

The Table Tennis Room on the 3rd Floor next to the Fitness Center provides residents with one of the best table tennis venues in Southern California.  Nine playing tables and two tables equipped with robots for practice ensure abundant opportunity for play and practice.  Paddles and balls are provided. Soft sole, non-marking athletic shoes are required.

Hours of play are:

Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m
Saturday 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m
Sunday 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

“Orientation and Play for Newbie’s” with Janine Bolchazy is at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  All are welcome. No experience necessary.

“Newcomers Group” meets from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday.

“We Love Singles” from 12:00 p.m until 2:00 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 2:00 p.m. until 4:00  p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays provides the opportunity for competitive singles matches.

The Saturday Singles Round Robin simulates sanctioned tournament play but on a much more informal basis. Sign in at 1:15 p.m. Play starts at 1:30 p.m.



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Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.