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Yacht Club Meeting on August 26

Our next meeting is August 26, Friday at 10:00 a.m. Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1. The presentation will be “What to Watch for While Whale-Watching.” August 18 is our next Full Moon sail, contact Commodore and Skipper Darrel Vorderstrasse at August 25 is an Emerald Bay Day Sail with BBQ and swim. Call Vice Commodore Skipper Lloyd Chase 925-699-9462 or email: Check our website for future sails and the annual picnic Sept. 24: Membership: Noemi,; 949-525-3446.

Jewish Culture Club Meeting on August 28

On Sunday, August 28, at 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge, the Jewish Culture Club will present the film “The Frisco Kid.” Rabbi Avram Belinsky (Gene Wilder) lands in Philadelphia intending to travel to San Francisco, where he plans on starting a synagogue. Quickly relieved of his belongings by a group of con artists, Avram optimistically sets out alone on foot toward the Wild West. He gets into one scrape after another until he is rescued, in a way, by a compassionate horseman named Tommy Lillard (Harrison Ford). 2 hours, 2 minutes. Everyone is welcome. Members $3, guests $4. For information call Vivian at 949-472-6024.

Oasis For Free Thinkers Meetings

August 28: Sunday Breakfast

Please Note Required RSVP.
The next Sunday breakfast meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on August 28 at the Village Greens in Rooms 1 and 2. The club will show a 2010 Richard Dawkins and Neil de Grasse Tyson video titled "The Poetry Of Science."RSVP to: or call 949-278-6454 Guest fee $3.

Click here for August flyer.


September 8: Club Meeting

The next club meeting for Oasis For Free Thinkers is at 3:00 p.m. on September 8 in the Laguna Woods Performing Arts Center (formerly Clubhouse 3) in Dining Room 1. The club will show the first 55 minutes of the Julie Sweeney video "Letting Go Of God." The club will provide light snacks and wine. Members are free; $3 guest fee. Contact Sunshine for more information by calling 949-278-6454 or email

September 25: Sunday Breakfast: Please Note Required RSVP

The next Sunday breakfast meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on September 25 at the Village Greens in Rooms 1 and 2. The club will show  the 2nd half of the Julie Sweeney video "Letting Go Of God."A RSVP by Wednesday, September 21 is required to order food or drink; all people with a reservation can order and pay for food/drink. RSVP to: or call 949-278-6454.  Guest fee of $3.


Click here for September flyer.

The Mantra Meditation Club Meeting on August 28

Meet new people and learn a simple method of meditation that uses soothing mantras and music to ease the stress and anxieties of daily life. Sunday: August 28, Meditation and Supper, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2. A vegetarian meal is served at the Sunday




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, August 29
The meeting will be held at 11:45 a.m. in Simpson Hall, Geneva Presbyterian Church 24301, El Toro Road. Lunch is $10. Call Jim Burge 830-9120 for a reservation. Bill Buss, will discuss available housing options, how to move and what to do with your "stuff." Bill is a Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist and specializes in assisting seniors make those life transitions that  health changes will eventually dictate. Steve Carpenter is the Chair of the Day. Greeter: Fran Palmer; Pledge: Pat Lanning; Invocation: Mike Maxson.

Monday, September 5
Labor Day Holiday:  No Saddleback Kiwanis Meeting

Monday, September 12
Lieutenant Cindy Coppock, Chief of Police Services for the City of Laguna Woods will speak. The City of Laguna Woods contracts with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services. The city is served by a team of a lieutenant and six deputies. Jim Burge is  the Chair of the Day.

Monday, September 19
Matthew Wadlinger, MA Director of Community Relations and Family Connections Coordinator for CASA of Orange County will speak. CASA volunteers provide a stable adult relationship for an abused child.   They advocate for a safe and permanent home for each child trapped in the court system. Each year local CASA volunteers prepare “back to school backpacks” for the wards of the court. Nancy Field is the Chair of the Day.   

Thursday, September 22
The Saddleback 737 club meets for breakfast at the Regency at 7:37 a.m. $10 for a deluxe breakfast buffet! For a reservation call Denny Welch at 770-5760.

Monday, September 26
Laura Long, Personal Historian for Evermore Legacies will discuss “The Ethical Will: Communicating a Legacy of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Values.” An ethical will is a way to pass on our hopes, dreams, intentions, and values to our loved ones. Steve Carpenter is the Chair of the Day.

“Meet the Candidates” ALNC Club Special Event Monday, Aug. 29

The ALNC CLUB (A Link NextDoor Club) is FREE to ALL Village Residents. We INVITE ALL Village Residents to our Annual “Meet the Candidates” Event. We will be in Clubhouse 5, Main Lounge on Monday, August 29, starting at 2:30 pm.

Candidates for both Third Mutual Board and United Mutual Board positions will share their qualifications and viewpoints. Both presentations will include a series of formal questions as well as questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served.

Membership in A Link NextDoor Club is FREE.  We are currently accepting volunteers for various club positions.  Weekly Meetings on Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m., locations rotate, please email Dawn Johnston, ALNC CLUB, President for details:

Join our online forum and stay advised on “what’s happening” in our community.  To join visit:    or


Third Mutual Board has 4 director seats open and 5 candidates:           (1) Fred Sherman, (2) Steve Parsons, (3) Joe Camera, (4) incumbent, Bert Moldow, (5) incumbent, Rosemarie di Lorenzo Dickens.

United Mutual Board has 3 director seats open for election with 7 candidates and 1 open seat (for appointment) since Tom Sirkel has resigned to take a seat on the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board where he currently serves as 1st Vice President (congratulations Tom).

United Mutual Board candidates: (1) Cynthia (Cindy) Statsmann, (2) Prakash (CASH) Achrekar, (3) Andre Torng, (4) Robert Morrison, (5) Sherry Pierce, (6) Peter Chong, (7) Maggie Blackwell.

ALNC Club wishes all candidates an enjoyable campaign experience.

This year we encourage Harmony and Unity between the boards, directors, and the community at large.

This is a free meeting for Laguna Woods’s residents and their guests only.

Scottish Heritage Club Meeting on August 30

The first anniversary celebration of the Scottish Heritage Club will take place on Tuesday, August 30 from 5 to 7:00o p.m. in the Pine Room of the Community Center. Following a brief meeting there will be potluck food, dancing, live Ceilidh (party) music with The Velvet Bow from 6 to 7:00 p.m. There is no charge for this event. Bring a treat to share, paper goods will be provided. If you’re up for a rerr time an’ a guid wee blether, this is the place. RSVP helpful. Contact Frank Searle at 949-813-4205.

Encore Laguna Woods Club Meeting on August 31

Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests are invited to our weekly Bible Study, Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 at 6:00 p.m. We continue our study of “Christology, The Person and Work of Jesus Christ.” Our study this week will focus on the significance of the resurrection and why this event 2,000 years ago has great importance. We will have dinner together to begin our evening, so come hungry!

Travel Club Meeting on September 1

We meet Thursday, September 1 from 10:00 1:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 2 to select travel destinations for group tour in 2017. On Friday, September 2, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on terrace outside Dining Room Two, a Social to finalize destinations and a chance to find a suitable travel companion if you need one. Bring your own potluck cakes, snacks, wine, beer, alcohol or soft drinks; tea and coffee provided. Contact or call phone 310-892-2069.

Amateur Radio Club Meeting on September 1

The Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club, W6LY, will meet on Thursday September 1 at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 3. In addition to regular business we will discuss the upcoming races- City/County Drill and The Great Shakeout. Anyone, including licensed radio operators or those interested in procuring a license, is invited to attend. For current information visit our website or contact the Club President Art Welch at 457.9091.

Life After Life Club Meeting on September 3

Messages from deceased heroes with Maureen McGill on Saturday, September 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Clubhouse 7. Maureen is associate professor of theater and dance at Pacific Lutheran University. She is inspired by the theme of military loss, and has collected many real experiences of survivors, indicating communication from their deceased loved ones. Members free, nonmembers $3. Information call Elizabeth at 949-707-1633.

Art Association Club is having a White Elephant Sale for Art Supplies on September 3

The White Elephant Sale featuring art supplies will be Saturday, September 3 from 9:00 a.m. until sold out in the Clubhouse 4 Art Studio. There will be Fabulous ‘deals’ on art books and unused supplies of papers, paint, inks, art books and all media with the proceeds to go to the Laguna College of Art and Design Scholarship fund.

Philosophy Club Meeting on September 4

We are on vacation in August. Our next meeting is September 4 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Village Greens (Golf Building), rooms 1, 2, and 3. We are pleased to welcome Kouroush, a UCI graduate student. After his talk he will invite members of the audience to discuss their own views. Contact Katherine Baum for more information: 949-457-0251. Everyone is welcome there is no fee.

Creative Arts Club Meeting on September 6

We are an exciting new group of painters and crafters that will be meeting every other week. Paint, sew, bead, quilt, knit, print, whatever floats your boat and do your own thing. This is not a class but we can learn from each other while socializing on the following dates. Tuesdays: September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6, and now Fridays: July 22, August 19, September 23, and October 21. We meet at Clubhouse 1 Art Room from 1-4 p.m. We have easels, tables, and water for your special needs. Come and join us and bring your latest project.

Call Penni Rubin at 949-768-1963 for more information. $2.00 at the door.

Creative Expression Club Meeting on September 6

Fall Prevention/Balance Classes to resume September 6, at 4:00 p.m. in the Spruce Room. For information call Renee Devereaux at 949-340-0254.





Temple Judea Men’s Club Meeting on September 7

There will be a breakfast meeting on Wednesday, September 7 at 10 a.m. featuring guest speaker Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. He will speak on the prosecution of the UCI incident of February 8, 2010 involving the Muslim students and the former Ambassador of Israel, Michael Oren. Followed by Q&A. Breakfast is $5 and includes bagels, lox and cream cheese spread, danish, coffee and tea.

Film Club Meeting on September 7

The Film Club will present the first film of the 2016-2017 season “Freedom Writers” (123 minutes) at the Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, September. 7, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, September. 8, at 7:00 p.m. Membership applications for the 2016-2017 Season are available in all Clubhouses, the Performing Arts Center ticket office or online. Questions, contact Jeanne (949) 462-0307.

Neuropathy Support Group Meeting on September 7

The Neuropathy Support Group will be dark in August. Out next meeting will be Wednesday, September 7, at 2:00 p.m. Marie J. Padveen, 310-493-8178, email:






City of Hope Club Meeting on September 7

Wednesday, September 7, end of summer luncheon meeting of the Esperanza Chapter of the City of Hope will be held at Clubhouse 7 at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon catered by Jolanda, followed by a performance by the talented Rachel Lorenzetti. Cost is $25. Send reservations and checks to Marian Yudin at 5543-A Ave. Sosiega. For information, call Marian at 949-235-9822 or Shirley at 949-829-6969.

Camera Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary and upcoming events

The City of Laguna Woods recognized the Camera Club upon its 50th anniversary with a special commendation, Click here to see photo of the commendation.

Photographs are memories. They are recordings of family. They are memories of places we’ve been. They are displays of our skills. The Village is fortunate to have a club that helps us capture, edit, preserve, and share these memories.

The Camera Club is one of the very first clubs to be organized in this community.  Steps were taken to organize it in 1965, and it was formally established in 1966. Since that time it has continuously offered showcases, workshops, classes, and other services for the benefit of its members and the Village.

While many members are experts and some belong to the Photographic Society of America, many others are beginning and intermediate photographers. The club has an excellent newsletter, Cameraderie, which offers a great deal of advice and articles of interest. Information including a membership application and high scoring photos are available on the club’s outstanding web site at

Click more to read the complete article and to see July events.

Concerned Citizens Club Meeting on September 8

Concerned Citizens will present a review and discussion of “Dark Money,” New York Times best seller by author Jane Mayer. The review will be presented by Village resident Sue Model on Thursday September 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse 1 Main Lounge. The book focuses on the Koch Brothers’ efforts to reduce taxes and eliminate government regulations. Mayer shows how these goals align with and benefit the Koch brothers, their allies and their financial interests. Jane Mayer is a staff writer for The New Yorker. She has written about national security issues, Supreme Court decisions and the funding of the Tea Party.

Sue Model, our reviewer, is a professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a research associate at the Center for Research on International Migration at UCI. She will provide some context on money in politics and describe Ms. Mayer’s research methods.

Chicago Club Meeting on September 8

"The Beatles" are coming to the Chicago Club on Thursday, September 8 in Clubhouse 5! If you loved their songs, you will just love Paperback Writer, the best tribute band you will ever see. They will take you on a trip through the musical years of this incredible group. From “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band” to “Let It Be” and everything in between. This show has been dazzling audiences across the USA and around the world. As always, we'll begin your evening with the hilarious comedy of Gali Kroup. The no host bar opens at 6:00 p.m. and the program starts at 7:00 p.m. Following the show, enjoy delicious dessert and beverage as you chat with friends or make new ones. Free for Chicago Club members, Resident guests: $5, Non-resident guests: $10

ORT Club Meeting on September 8

Bonnie Bowden, an accomplished coloratura soprano, will perform at the ORT meeting on Thursday, September 8. Bonnie has appeared on stages and media across the globe. She has performed with many of the most outstanding artists of our time. She sings with big band jazz orchestras as well as small jazz ensembles, featuring a variety of music from jazz to pop to Broadway and opera. Join ORT in Clubhouse 5 for coffee and muffins at 10 a.m.; a short meeting and Bonnie’s program will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Sunshine Holiday Show Auditions Held on September 8

Attention Talented Villagers: 

If you want to audition to perform in the Sunshine Holiday Show which will be held on Friday, December 2, please contact Sunshine Lutey at 949-278-6454 or email immediately. Audition time and date is 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8 in the Rehearsal Room of the Laguna Woods Village Performing Arts Center. Rules of audition: Must have selection submitted to Sunshine by Monday, September 5 and have it ready to audition on Thursday,  September  8. Sunshine will assign an audition time between 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

If any participants in the audition are selected, they must meet the following requirements to be included in the line-up:

1.) Pay the $15 Sunshine Performance Club membership fee.

2.) Attend and perform at the 1st full rehearsal at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6 with material memorized and performance ready.

3.) Attend the 1:00 p.m. Thursday rehearsals on November 3, 10, 17 and December  1 if the director specifies that the selection needs polishing or if assigned to participate in any ensemble song.

4.) Attend the final program rehearsal on-stage from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1 and expect to spend at least 3 hours to allow the technicians to make critical notes to ensure a smooth program.

5.) Be available to perform at the event on Friday, December 2.  

Writers Club Meeting on September 9

The Club will be dark in August but come September; besides our regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9, Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1, and Where Bill Holand, President of Griffin Publishing Co. will be presenting. The Writers Club has been invited to give a 20 minute presentation at the Grand Reopening of Clubhouse 2. Join the cadre of members on Thursday, August 18 to plan our promotion strategy, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In the Conference Room at the Performing Arts Center. Our Village authors book panel has been pushed back to October. Contact Richard Snyder 714-290-4651 or email

Art Association Club Presents the ‘The All Media Show’ on September 10

The Art Association Club invites Laguna Woods Villagers and their friends to enjoy it’s annual ‘All Media Show’.  This 50 Year celebration will include the diverse categories of Oils, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Pastel, Collage, Drawing (pen, ink, pencil, and charcoal) and Printmaking.  A very 'special' Show featuring our resident beginners to professionals. Professional judging will be done by Professor and Artist Tony Pinto. For the past five years he has been teaching classes in art and design at several colleges in Orange County, including Coastline Community College, Chapman University, and California State University, Fullerton.

When asked what he enjoys about the process of ‘Jurying’ an exhibit, his response is, “Seeing the wide range of work and craftsmanship.”

A ‘Meet the Artists’ Reception is being planned for Saturday, September 10  from 1:00 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the Studio Gallery in Clubhouse  4. All Laguna Woods Village residents and guests are welcome.

Any questions please call Joan Scully at  949-791-8441 or email her at

Jewish Culture Club Meeting on September 11

On Sunday, September 11, the Jewish Culture Club will present the film “The Yankles.” A down-and-out ex-baseball player, Charlie Jones, needs to meet his community service hours as a coach. The problem is no team wants him. It takes the Yankles, an obscure orthodox yeshiv baseball team desperate for a coach, to give Charlie his second chance. 1 hour, 55 minutes. Everyone is welcome, Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge at 2:30 p.m. Members $3, guests $4. For information call, Vivian at 949-472-6024.

Camera Club Meeting on September 12

Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:30pm, Clubhouse 3 Dining Room 2. Enjoy a visit to the "Galapagos Islands" with Wanda Matjas as your guide.A place so remote, the closest land is 600 miles away, Known for their endemic biodiversity-of Giant Tortoises, many different species of birds, flora and fauna like nothing else on earth.  Land & marine Iguanas, that take us to another dimension in time, where seemingly prehistoric creatures are surprisingly un-impacted by human presence.  Islands, located on the equator, made from the fire of Volcano's, as tectonic plates move on the earth's crust.

Darwin wrote in his journal, while in the Galapagos,  " both space and time, we seem to be brought somewhat near to the great fact-- that mystery of mysteries--the first appearance of new beings on this earth". (Darwin, n.d. {1845} )

Click here for Flyer.

For Laguna Woods Village residents and guests only.Non-members, $3.00 Donation Collected at the Door.Visit for information about the Camera Club

Village Square Dancers Club Meeting on September 12

A Beginners Square Dance Class for new dancers will start Monday, September 12, at 1:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. No previous experience is needed and you do not need a partner.

A Beginners Round Dance Class (synchronized ballroom dancing) will start Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Clubhouse 1, Art Gallery Room. A partner is not required and dress is casual.

Each Monday through the summer we will have our combined Beginners Class and Plus Workshop in Clubhouse 1 from 1:45 to 4 p.m. Classes and dances are open to all LWV residents and their guests only, but previous experience is required.

Tuesday, August 23, Mel Branham will be teaching Round Dancing, Phases 2-3, from 7 to 9:00 p.m. at Clubhouse 1, Art Gallery Room. There will be no Round Dance Class on August 30. Friday, September 9, Romney will be calling an A2 Dance in Clubhouse 7 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For further information on any of our classes or dances, please call Pat Hensley at 949-859-8827.

Old Pros Club to Hold Auditions for Fall Show on September 13 and 15

Open auditions to be held for every Village resident for “The Curious Savage by John Patrick. Parts for six women and five men. Our amazing and dedicated Old Pros Theater Club mentors will help train newer actors.

Performed November 18, 19 and 20, this comedic main stage play follows Ethel P. Savage, the newly-minted widow of a millionaire, and her five children who move her into a sanatorium. The nasty brood has her committed to relieve her of $10 million. But they do not count on her making such great friends with “The Cloisters,” the resident looneys who look after her and guard her fortune.

Auditions will be held in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 2 on Tuesday, September 13 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 15 from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Scripts can be viewed in the library starting Monday, August 29.

Contact William Hagle for further information at 949-373-6000.

Hearing Well Club Meeting on September 13

There are surgical solutions for hearing loss. If you are wondering if you would be a candidate for a middle ear or cochlear implant, attend September’s meeting. Ginger Stickney, senior audiologist and director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the UC Irvine Medical Center, will present and joining her is Lyra Repplinger from Med El. Tuesday, September 13 at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. No charge. Everybody is welcome. Non-residents RSVP for gate clearance. Contact: Toni Barrient, or call 949-614-5307. More info at

Players Club Meeting on September 13

Bingo is the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Our next regular bingo is on Tuesday, September 13. Doors of Clubhouse 1 will open at 1:00 p.m. Bingo starts at 1:30 p.m. Cost to play is $10 for 10 regular games, $5 for an extra 6-on and specials are $1 each and have a second chance to win. All proceeds are donated to charity.






Genealogy Club Meeting on September 13

The Village Genealogy Club will be meeting on Monday, September 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Dining Room 2. Look for fliers in clubhouses and notices in the Globe in September. For more information, call Sonia Appell, 949-859-6743.

The Bocce and Social Club Presents Old Time Rock 'n Roll on Sept. 13

The Bocce and Social Club Presents "OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL" 
Tuesday, September 13 at 5:15 p.m.  at Clubhouse 5
Featuring D.J. Richard Miller with M.C. Gregg Weiner. 
BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything)  Think picnic....tableware, glasses, food, beverages, etc.

Light snacks and water will be provided by the club.  $5.00 at the door.  All residents and their guests are welcome.  Door prizes and dance contests.


From the Wings Club Meeting on September 14

Residents are invited to our Tea Party at noon, Wednesday, September 14 at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1. Meet members of our chapter of The Guilds of Segerstrom Center and learn more about who we are and what we do. Scones, finger sandwiches with fruit, dessert with tea or coffee. Bring your favorite tea pot for a chance to win a prize. Wear a tea hat to compete for orchestra seats to Finding Neverland, March 2017. Mail $35 check payable to From the Wings to: Jeanne Jensen, 403-A Avenida Castilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Reserve by September 8 Information: 949-380- 4121.

Ceramic Slipcasters Club Meeting on September 16

The studio, which has extended hours on Thursdays, will be open until 8:00 p.m. beginning in early August. At our last meeting, a new organizational governing structure was approved. A nominating committee was formed and members wishing to be added to the slate for offices and committee chairs are asked to sign up in the studio. Our next meeting will be September 16, where the slate of officers will be announced.

Wellness in the Woods Meeting on September 17

We wanted to thank everyone who has attended our Health Fair during the past 6 months. We will be dark in August and will be back the third Saturday of September with our regular program. We look forward to seeing you at our next Wellness in the Woods event September 17 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Clubhouse 7.

Creative Expression Club Meeting on September 17

Traditional Chinese medicine/Oriental diagnosis -read the body like a book in which all the answers are written! By examining the face, we can see the condition of the digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems, the heart, the sex organs, the kidneys, the liver, gallbladder and the spleen. The Seminar will be Saturday, September. 17 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Cost is $95. Deadline to register is  September 10. Fall Prevention/Balance Classes to resume September 6 at 4:00 p.m. in the Spruce Room. For information call Renee Devereaux at 949-340-0254.

Baby Boomers Club Meeting on September 17

 Message Regarding Our Laguna Woodstock Festival

It is with great disappointment that we have to announce that Clubhouse 2 grand opening has been cancelled and will not be available for our "Laguna" Woodstock Festival.  Being "Boomers" we always find a way to party, therefore we will take the party over to Clubhouse 5 on September 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 pm.

Bands start a 4:30 p.m.  In keeping with the spirit of a festival, we are going to still have a BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything.  In addition, remember to bring your own utensils, plates, etc.)

Since we will be at Clubhouse 5, we can also use the outside foyer, and we will still have our favorite face painter and a videographer.  Our 2 bands for this event are Woodstock Mud and LSD, with music starting at 4:30 p.m.

Pre-sale from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. the day of the event cost $10.00 for a wristband.  So everyone, please remember to buy your Woodstock tickets asap at our presale, as we will only be allowed to accommodate a certain number of people at Clubhouse 5 due to fire regulations.

 So c'mon Boomers lets party on!!  Dress up in your coolest hippie gear!

Mindful Eating Club Meeting on September 19

Come increase your knowledge of plant-based, whole foods. Figuring out what resonates as right for you can raise your level of health and vitality. Our regular September meeting will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.on Monday, September 19 in the Community Center, Spruce Room. Non- members may attend a general/regular meeting once without becoming a member. To become a member, please bring $12 to the meeting and complete the membership application form at that time. For additional club information check out our website at or contact

American Italia Club Meeting on September 20

Are you ready for a luau? The American Italia Club is. It will be held on Tuesday, September 20 in Clubhouse 1 at 5:30 p.m. The buffet will consist of all the good food you expect to get at a luau, especially when it is catered by Jolanda. The music will be furnished by the Jim Gilman Trio. Reservations are a must, call Louise Pampuro at 949-855-4279. Members $21 and guests $24. The deadline is Friday, September 16. Fliers are available at all clubhouses.



Lovers of Music Club Meeting on September 21

The next LOM meeting will be 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 at Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Village Publishing Club Meeting on September 21

Who doesn’t love to hear a good story over dinner? “Storytelling in September” is our annual event and will take place from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 in Clubhouse 3. This evening of original storytelling by Laguna Woods’ finest will be emceed by Tony Barr, with a buffet dinner catered by Jolanda. Tickets are $18 for members, $21 for guests. To purchase tickets, pick up a flyer from one of the clubhouses, or visit, or call Peggy Edwards, 949-707-5156.

New Jersey Club Event on September 28

This remarkably talented duo has performed together for the last 15 years at nightclubs and restaurants throughout Southern California.  Musically, they cover a broad variety of styles ranging from Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Elvis, Motown, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffet and even Country. And added to their vocal harmonies, you will be delighted with Roger’s live guitar and Tony’s piano. The performance will be held on Wednesday, September 28 at Clubhouse 5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. We promise you a very impressive musical evening. Please join us for refreshments following the program. Guest welcome $ 5.00. 

New Jersey Club “The Roaring 20s” Birthday Dinner on October 26

Reservations will be taken starting at our July 27 meeting.  Join the fun at the New Jersey Club's 20th milestone birthday celebration on October 26, when we bring back the Flapper, the Speakeasies, the Charleston of the “Roaring 20s” and everything that made the 20's Roar!  The evening will start with appetizers and a no-host bar.  There will be a scrumptious dinner catered by Jolanda with an entree choice of Rack of Lamb, Salmon Filet or Chicken Marsala, served with wine.  We will be entertained by the fabulous Showcase Singers, including Gino Gaudio, Leslie Tinnaro and Susan Kotses accompanied by Linda Eldredge.  The evening will be capped off with a decadent surprise dessert.  For added fun, suggested attire is “roaring 20's”, so get out your fringes, feather boas, garters & all that Jazz!!!

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 5. Everyone is welcome: Members $25, Guests $29. Reservations will be taken starting at our July 27 meeting so be sure to bring your checkbooks and reserve a table. For information contact Dolores Cohen at (949) 855-0909 or Jean Janowsky at (949) 770-5766.  All reservations MUST be accompanied by a check payable to the NJ CLUB and mailed to: Jean Janowsky, 193 Avenida Majorca Unit A, Laguna Woods, CA 92637.

Video Club Events

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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 The Alzheimer's Association 24-hour Help line is 800 272-3900.

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.

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- and like us on Facebook at

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



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  - Clubs - The Mac Club.

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

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 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 9:00 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 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.





International Folk Dancing Club

 Tuesdays, Clubhouse 1
9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. teaching by Maria Pahos-Benson at
Clubhouse 1 24232 Calle Aragon, 92637. Non-community residents, please call Frieda for gate clearance at 949-454 -0837, Fee $5.00.

For more information visit our club website at: http://WWW.LAGUNAINTERNATIONALDANCERS.COM


Tuesdays Clubhouse 1

9:00-11:00 a.m. teaching by Maria Pahos-Benson.

7:00- 7:30 Teaching

7:30-9:30 p.m. Requests and  some teaching by LEE OTTERHOLT


August News Letter   Click here
August Calendar        Click here

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, 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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