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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.

Club press releases or requests for club webpages can be sent to heather.rasmussen@pcm-inc.org. We'd love to hear from you!



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.      

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.



Cat Club Spotlight Kitty for April

Miss Katness-Eberdeen is our Special Spotlight Kitty for April.  She is a lovely 1-1/2 year old Calico girl who has been abandoned in favor of a boyfriend..... Life can be tough as we all know, but in spite of it all she is so sweet, loving, and enjoys time to snuggle with her special person.  If you give her the slightest bit of encouragement, she will entertain you for endless hours as she chases the laser light or other flying objects.

Katness has had regular vet care and comes with all of her supplies. She is good with dogs and children, but prefers to be your only feline.  She is waiting so patiently for her forever home where she is considered a family member.  Won’t you open your heart and home to her today?

If you would like to know more, or arrange a visit; call Terri @ (949) 278-6235, or Nancy @ (949) 951-2760 - email: nancydykema@comline.com



Video Club of Laguna Woods

NEW PC VIDEO EDITING CLASS STARTS APRIL 16

The Video Club offers a new “Beginning Video Editing” class for PC users on three consecutive Thursdays starting April 16 from 10 am to noon in the Video Lab. Using Corel VideoStudio, the class will be taught by Dr. Tom Nash and Lucy Parker. Cost is $15 for members, $25 for non-members (includes 2015 club membership). For information or to enroll, contact Lucy at lvparker@gmail.com, 949-456-4657.

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR APRIL 26 HUELL HOWSER FILM

Since tickets to the Huell Howser film showing are reserved seating and non-returnable, the Video Club Board decided not to take an advance block of tickets to be sold by members. (According to Box Office management, Village residents prefer reserved over general seating.)

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS...

1.Buy your own tickets now for best seating! Bring your family and friends!

2.Download the flier and circulate it to friends on your email list – or print and share copies with those who, like so many of us, loved Huell Howser. Pass out fliers at meetings of clubs you attend. (Extra copies of the flier in black and white are available in the Video Lab.)

Proceeds from this event benefit the Video Club.

The feature-length documentary “A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser” will be shown on Sunday, April 26, at 2 pm in CH3 Auditorium, sponsored by the Video Club and Friends of the Village. Tickets are $10. This will be the first South Orange County showing of the film. For information, contact Publicity Director Lucy Parker, lvparker@gmail.com , 949-456-4657.
 
Chapman University faculty member Jeff Swimmer will be our guest to discuss the making of the film. which was released last year, produced by Chapman and funded by the Automobile Club of Southern California.
 
SPECIAL NOTE: The Huell Howser film showing will be featured on Channel 6's “This Day” news show on Monday, April 20, live at 8:30 am, when Lucy Parker and Dr. Tom Nash will be interviewed. The show rebroadcasts at 12:30 pm and 5 pm.

COREL FORUM CONTINUES ON 1ST AND 3RD TUESDAYS

Ralph Vanderlinde will lead the next Corel Forum Tuesday, April 7, from 10 am to noon in the Video Lab to help those editing in Corel VideoStudio. For information, contact Wolfgang Kutter, wkutter@yahoo.com, 949-457-1259.

 



Laguna International Dancers Beach Dancing April 17

The Laguna International Dancers are opening the Beach Dancing season on Friday April 17, 5:30 p.m.  Location- Crystal Cove right below the Beachcomber Cafe.  For detailed driving instruction and carpooling, please refer to the flyer below, or call 949 770 7026.

Don’t miss watching the spectacular sunset while dancing to beautiful music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Baby Boomers Tax Relief April 18 Dance

Celebrate the end of tax season with the Boomers Club at our Saturday Night Dance, April 18, Clubhouse 5.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for members and their guests, and at 6:30 p.m. for non-members.  "DNR Resuscitate Band" will be playing classic rock from the 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond. There will be a GRF No Host bar, no personal alcohol allowed,  You are welcome to bring your own food.  Admission at the door, $5 for Boomer Members, $15 for non-members and guests.

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.

Click here for a flyer.



Rainbow Club Spring Fling on April 18

The Rainbow Club is hosting a “Spring Fling” on Saturday, April 18, at 5:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 6.  Bring a potluck dish to share.  Most of all, bring your best spring party attitude for everyone to enjoy!

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 16, to Steve (949-581-2765), with whether you will be bringing an entree, side dish, salad or dessert.  Members only; new members are always warmly welcomed. Members’ guests are also welcome for a $5.00 charge.

The Rainbow Club is the social organization for the LGBT community in Laguna Woods Village. For information, call Larry (949) 581-2765 or Joyce (949) 770-2541.



American Italia Club Dance on April 21

The American Italia Club will be having an April Showers Dinner Dance on April 21 starting at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. The menu will consist of appetizers, salad, either brisket of beef or salmon, mashed potatoes, broccoli and carrots julienne and cheesecake for dessert.

Wine will be served with the meal.  The music will by the Jim Gilman Trio.  Reservations are a must.  Call Louise Pampuro at 855-4279.  Members are $20 and guests are $23. Deadline is Friday, April 17.

 



Life after Life Club on May 2

LIfe after Life Club Presents:  Psychic Experiences - While Waking and Out-of-Body

Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.at Clubhouse 7

Members are free: non-members: $3
Information: call Elizabeth: 949-707-1633

Floating out of her body, Hospice nurse Becki Hawkins found herself in an
unknown location with a man, felt such deep love that back in her bed, she literally wept to be separated.

Awakening one very early morning, Becki says she encountered Jesus, and said "Shall I kneel?" and Jesus smiled,  "No, Becki, go back to sleep."

These are two of many other experiences that Becki will share with us, that point to life beyond death.
Becki, a hospice nurse for many years in Oklahoma, is returning by popular demand, and has all new experiences to share with us!! This will be a program not to miss! Hope to see you there!

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



Oasis For Free Thinkers Meeting on May 14

The Oasis For Free Thinkers Club is meeting on Thursday, May 14, from 3:00-5:30 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.

For more information, contact Sunshine Lutey 949-586-4100.



Enhancing Dementia Care on May 16

Free Educational Event on Saturday, May 16, Sponsored by Alzheimer's Association Club

Spring Training Seminar:  "Enhancing Dementia Care"

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1

For Who: Caregivers, Family and Friends, Health Care and Senior Professionals

What: Understand and Respond to Dementia Related Behavior

         -- CEUs offered (Continuing Education Units for professionals)

Light Refreshments will be served.

RSVP: 800 272-3900

Additional Information: Sunshine Lutey, 949 278-6454 or email SunshineLutey@gmail.com



Baby Boomers Event May 16

Once again the Baby Boomers are bring you the Rockin' 80's Style band, Ragdoll.

Boozey, bluesy...with a fine lookin' floozy"...that's how Ragdoll has been described! This rock/blues/80's dance music band is the ultimate party band! Ruby Kaye is the lead singer for this classic rock & blues band.

Ragdoll has had the honor of placing in the following music awards:
Finalist - OC Music Awards, Best Live Act
Finalist - OC Music Awards, Best Female Singer
Finalist - South Bay Music Awards, Best Female Singer

GRF no host bar. Please no outside alcohol. You may bring your own snacks.

When: May 16
Where: Clubhouse 5
Time: members 6:00 p.m.entrance; guests 6:30 p.m.entrance

Cost: $5 members; $15 guests



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!



Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Canceled

A tradition of 42 years has been broken -- With apologies to the community, the Kiwanis Club had to cancel the Saturday, May 16, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast due to the uncertainty over costs, attendance and event operational rules. The purpose of the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, a traditional event for the community conducted by community members since 1972, was to raise funds for the Kiwanis Foundation's Scholarship fund, a fund that has over the last ten years provided over $500,000 dollars in scholarship grants to local high school, college and nursing students. This was a true investment in the future of our community.

Kiwanis wishes to acknowledge the over 150 volunteers who helped in the past events, express thanks to the community members who supported the Kiwanis activities and events and offer thanks to the sponsors of the past event which include: 19 Restauant and Lounge, Adapt 2 It, Age Well Senior Services, Alzheimer's Association of Orange County, American Legion, Autumn Wright, Bankers Life, Breather Easy Insurance, Bright Star, CalOptima, CapTel, Cars4Causes, CartMart, Century 21, Cruise One, Democratic Club, Dignity Memorial, Diversified Financial, DMES, Disaster Preparedness, Geneva Dignity Dolls, Harvard Eye, Heflin Realty, Kiwanis Key Club & Circle K, Kuwaa Mission, Laguna Woods Library, LifeLine, Memorial Care, Monarch, Morgan Stanley, O'Connor Mortuary, Personalized Placement, Republican Club, RHHS, Guy Navero, SCAN, Seniors Helping Seniors, Strength In Support, Sunshine & Friends, Theatre Guild, Town Centre Travel, UPS and Village Real Estate.

Contact Information: Jim Kane 949 280-4856 or jdkane@comline.com



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.



Cars 4 Causes Supports Local Charities

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

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

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

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



New Jersey Club

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

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

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

 

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



International Folk Dancing Club

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



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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