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Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events

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

Monday, August 3

The meeting will be held in the Redwood Room in the Community Center located at 24351 El Toro Road in Laguna Woods. Lunch is $8. Call Jim Burge 830-9120 for a luncheon reservation.   

The speaker will be Jennifer Galvan of New Alternatives. The mission of New Alternatives is to assist and empower former foster and probation youth as they transition into adulthood by providing support services. Saddleback Kiwanis has supported this organization for several years. President Jim Kane will be the Chair of the Day.

Monday, August 10

The meeting will be held in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods. Lunch is $8. Call Jim Burge 830-9120 for a luncheon reservation.

The speaker will be retired US Air Force Master Sergeant and village resident Theresa Kennedy. During her Air Force career Sgt Kennedy had significant military assignments to US Air Force units at Creech and Nellis AFB and to a post in the United Arab Emirates. The units  were supporting remotely piloted aircraft systems (Drones). The use of drones has changed the face of warfare. Originally used as intelligence gathering systems, some have evolved to carrying missiles and striking targets throughout the theater of operations. Sgt Kennedy will discuss the operation of drones by the US Air Force. Jim Burge will be the Chairman of the Day.             

Monday, August 17

The meeting will be held in Simpson Hall, Geneva Presbyterian Church located at 24301 El Toro Road. Park in the side parking lot to enter the meeting room. Look for the blue Kiwanis luncheon banner. Hopefully this will be our last meeting change, plenty of parking, with golf cart access and no gates to deal with. Non residents are welcome! Lunch is $10. Call Jim Burge 830-9120 for a reservation.

The speaker will be President Elect Marlene Bridges, owner of Village Real Estate Services. Marlene will discuss the problems encountered when purchasing real estate in Laguna Woods Village and some improvements homeowners can make to upgrade their units, save water and reduce fire hazards. Vice President Steve Carpenter will be the Chairman of the Day.

Monday, August 24

The Meeting will be held at 11:45 AM in Simpson Hall, Geneva Presbyterian Church 24301 El Toro Road. Lunch is $10, call Jim Burge 830-9120 for a reservation.

The speaker will be Lucas Dyer, a US Marine and bestselling Author who served thirteen years on active duty in the infantry before joining the Marine Corps Reserves. He has deployed multiple times, including to the Middle East and Helmand, Afghanistan, where he was decorated for combat valor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and formerly was the lead nutritional writer for Jiu-Jitsu Magazine. He is the author of the bestseller “A Battle Won by Handshakes.” His book is available on Amazon and from Barnes and Noble. Mr. Dyer will have books available for purchase. Sam Higa will be the Chairman of the Day.

Thursday, August 28

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

Monday, August 31

The meeting will be held at 11:45 AM, Simpson Hall, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 24301 El Toro Road. Lunch is $10. Call Jim Burge for a reservation 830-9120. The speaker will be Rob Pelletier, Development Director for the Orange County Rescue Mission. There are 1,388 homeless veterans in Orange County. The Rescue Mission Veterans Village of Hope Initiative is working to address this problem. Mr. Pelletier will discuss the veteran’s initiative and some of the other programs planned by the Rescue Mission to address the needs of the 4,500 veterans on waiting lists for affordable housing in Orange County. Jim Burge will be Chairman of the Day.

Cat Club Spotlight Kitty

Mr. Personality, Sonny, is a Flamed Tip Siamese mix with beautiful sky blue eyes and a thick, luxurious fur coat. His sister, Brandi, is a shy beauty with electric green eyes and lovely swirled patterned fur. These two captivating 5-year-olds are closely bonded and it is important that they be adopted together. They make one loving, entertaining and companionable duo that will bring joy and laughter into any household.

To meet them, please call Nancy at 949 951-2760 or email Read more about Sonny and Brandi and other adoptable cats at

ALNC - A Link: Neighbor Communications Meeting on August 6

ALNC - A Link: Neighbor Communications Club  meeting on Thursday, August 6 in Clubhouse 5 Main Lounge at 5:00 p.m.  Open Mic,

Round Table Discussion.  Join FREE online forum:

Free membership, sign-up:   For more information, contact Vice President, Cindy Statsman at 714-345-6755 or

We have great open mic neighborly conversations on a variety of subjects.  Come and share your ideas and get to know your neighbors at our round table discussions.

Democratic Club Annual Dinner on August 8

On the 4th of July, several of our members were registering voters (of all persuasions) at the Mission Viejo 4th of July Street Faire and Fireworks Extravaganza!   Pictured l-r are Sue Dearing, Janet Means, and Beverly Loney.


Click here for our flyer regarding our upcoming dinner on August 8.

Alzheimer's Club Meeting on August 14

On Friday, August 14, 2015, the next quarterly Alzheimer's Association Club meeting will be held in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 at 10 a.m-noon. The club meeting will focus on sharing groundbreaking research on the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Light refreshments will be provided by Interim Healthcare.

Please call Sunshine at 949 278-6454 for more information. The Alzheimer's 24/7 Helpline is 800 272-3900.


Baby Boomers Dance on August 15

Baby Boomer Dance with sounds of R&B music & more on August 15 at Clubhouse 5.
Members $5 at 6:00 p.m. Guests $15 at 6:30 p.m.
Music Starts at 7:00 p.m. GRF Bar, Please no outside alcohol

Soulicious - the name speaks for itself...mmm, good music!
Soulicious, southern California's hottest show band!  Bringing you the unforgettable sounds of R&B music including Motown, Funk and Soul from the 60's traveling all the way to today's current top hits. Soulicious is a band filled with LA's top musicians and singers  Songs by artists like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, Sam and Dave,  Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Martha Reeves & The Vandella's, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Heatwave, Lionel Richie, Prince, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keyes, Beyonce Jessie J, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Usher, John Legend, Robin Thicke.

Info: 415-8030

Rainbow Club Luau on August 22

Are you ready to Luau?  If so, it’s time to dust off your grass skirt, aloha shirt, muumuu, pick a fresh hibiscus blossom for your hair, grab your favorite lei, get your “shaker” shaking’ and enjoy a delicious feast and the good company of friends. We are holding our annual Luau on Saturday, August 22 in Clubhouse 6 at 5:00 p.m. Catered by Jolanda’s Cafe and Catering, the buffet includes Hawaiian style braised pork, teriyaki chicken and luau style side dishes. The Club will provide soft drinks. Please BYOB.

Members $20.00. Member guests $25.00. RSVP and payment must be received by Monday, August 17. Mail checks payable to Rainbow Club, 5388 Paseo del Lago W., Unit A, Laguna Woods, CA 92637.

The Rainbow Club is a social and support group for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community residing in Laguna Woods Village.  Call Larry 581-2765 or Joyce 770-2541 for more information, or see our club page on the Laguna Woods Village website.

Laguna Woods Guitar Club Meeting in August

The Laguna Guitar Club is for classical guitarists who already have acquired technical and musical skills. It is not a school but aims at gathering musicians who want to share their experience. Nothing is better than playing in front of friends who know the instrument and how difficult it is to learn a piece of music.

Call Bernie Frenkel 949 540 9585, register on the website: Or send an email to don’t forget to write your phone # Address, and email if you have one. First meeting scheduled for August ’15. Individual announcements will be made before.

Village Talent Call on Sept. 27

The Kiwanis and Sunshine Performance Clubs jointly offer the opportunity to all talented villagers to register for the "Village Talent Call" which will be held on Sunday, September 27 in Clubhouse 3 Rehearsal Room. This is a chance for community members to shine and share their talents with the entire community.

Registrants who attend the September 27 "Village Talent Call" will perform on Thursday, October 29 on stage in Clubhouse 5 in the "Village Has Talent" show, an entertainment event  for the community.

To register for a 3-4 minute performance, contact Karen Pollick at 949.330.3610 or who will request contact information and planned content of the performance.

For additional information, contact Sunshine Lutey at 949.278.6454 or

Click here for a flyer on this event.

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.

International Folk Dancing Club

Click here for August Flyer of events.

Wednesday, July 29     5:30 - 6:00 pm     Beginners,
6:00 - 8:00 pm     Intermediate and advanced teaching and requests
Teacher Maria Pahos - Benson (in the absence of Lee Otterholt)                      
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, 92637.
Fee $ 6.00

Tuesday, July 28     9:00 - 11:00 am,  Teaching by Maria Pahos-Benson.                                                                                 
Clubhouse 3, Dinning Room 2, 24232 Calle Aragon, 92637.
Non-community residents, please call Frieda for gate clearance.  tel 949 454 0837
Fee $ 5.00

Sunday, August 2  7:00 -10:00 pm
7:00 - 7:30 pm Beginners.
7:30 - 10:00 dance program requests and  occasional teaching.
Bring snacks to share.                                                                              
Clubhouse 5, 24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods 92637.
Just a quick reminder, this Wednesday, July 29, we are still dancing in clubhouse 2, as usual.
Let me correct myself, it will be a special event since we are honoring Jean Beek’s 90th

Sunday  August 2, we are taking our first step of the club house-to-clubhouse wandering . The First Step will be celebrated with live music refreshments and lots of fun.
Bring your energetic self, hiking (dancing ) shoes, and a rucksack with goodies to share to  Clubhouse 5.

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

Teacher is Maria Pahos

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

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

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.

JoAnn diLorenzo

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.





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. 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.

Concerned Residents host Coyote Watch Group on Aug. 9


AUGUST 9 at 3:30 p.m. at CLUB HOUSE FIVE – Room one.

All welcome. For more information, call Glenda 949 600 8609 or email


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