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Rock 'N' Rollers Club Donations
This year due to increased membership and increased participation in Rock n Rollers Club events, the Rock n Rollers Club is so happy to donate $2,000 dollars. $1,000 was given to Shirley Witt, Director of the Florence Sylvester Memorial Senior Center and $1,000 to Marion Levine, President of the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village.
Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events
Kiwanis meets Mondays at 11:45 AM in Clubhouse 2, Main Dining Room. Visitors are welcome. Lunch is $8 for members and guests. Call Jim Burge at 830-9120 for a luncheon reservation.
Monday September 1
Labor Day Holiday -- No Saddleback Kiwanis Meeting
Monday, September 8
The ethnic makeup of Laguna Woods Village is rapidly changing. The Kiwanis club needs to adapt to the changes. The September 8th speaker will be Grace Sams. Grace will be discussing the many Chinese that are now residents in the village, what brings them here, their interests and what we can do to make them welcome. The top overseas buyers of US homes per the Orange County Register are now Chinese coming from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The Irvine area is very popular because of the good schools and low crime rate. The Chair of the Day will be Gil Rowland.
Monday, September 15
The speaker will be Terri Collins of Vocational Visions. Vocational Visions is a non-profit agency in Mission Viejo which provides vocational and life skills training and support services to adults with developmental and other disabilities. Saddleback Kiwanis Club has long supported them by providing a service club called an Aktion Club designed to get members involved in community service. Kiwanian Sam Higa is preparing a video of some of our recent events at Vocational Visions. The Chair of the Day will be Marilyn Atwell, a former employee at Vocational Visions and Co-Chair of the Kiwanis Aktion Club.
Monday, September 22
The speaker will be Stephanie Files of Saddleback Hospital. Stephanie will lecture on one of the most gripping stories of World War 2, the sinking of the cruiser Indianapolis. This was a tragedy that resulted in the deaths of about 879 sailors. It took years to uncover all of the facts involved in the sinking. The Chair of the Day will be Mary Lou Crooks.
Thursday, September 25
The Saddleback 737 club meets for breakfast at the Regency at 7:37 AM. For a reservation call Denny Welch at 770-5760.
Monday, September 29
The speaker will be Deputy Brian Gunsolley of the Orange County Sheriff Department. Deputy Gunsolley is the School Resource Officer for Laguna Hills High School. Many parents when faced with a drug addicted child kick them out of their home. Sometimes well meaning grandparents in our village take them in with tragic results. He will be discussing the problem and how to recognize and deal with it. The Chair of the Day will be Jim Burge.
Alzheimer's Association Club Meeting on Sept. 12
On Friday, September 12, at 10 am at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2, Maria Quici, MS, CCC-SLP will present "Think Outside the Blender." She will review normal swallow versus dysphagia and present simple techniques that can be used at home to quickly and easily prepare appetizing pureed/soft food using fresh ingredients.
Interim Healthcare will provide light refreshments. The 24/7 Helpline for the Alzheimer's Association is 800.272.3900. For information call Sunshine at 586-4100.
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American Italia Club Luau Dinner Dance on Sept. 16
The American Italia Club is having a Luau Dinner Dance on Tuesday, Sept. 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.
The buffet will consist of various salads, honey chicken, spareribs, scalloped pineapple, fried rice, fruit platter, and coconut meringue pie for dessert. Wine will be served with the meal.
The Jim Gilman Trio will provide dance music. Reservations are a must. Members, $20 and guests, $23. Call Louise Pampuro at 855-4279 for your reservations. Dress code is Hawaiian.
Foodies Club Speaker on Sept. 20
The Foodies Club is for people who enjoy exploring new foods with warm and friendly people. We visit three or four restaurants per month. The restaurants vary from small ethnic ones to high-end venues.
Our speaker this month is our president,Lovern, who will share information on "Food Safety: What Do Those Dates Mean?" We meet on Sept. 20 at 1:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, Dining Room 3.
For information and a newsletter, contact Lovern at 540-9627.
Rainbow Club Game Night on Sept. 20
The Rainbow Club is hosting a Game Night on Saturday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Clubhouse Six. Bring your favorite game (and drink) and join us for a night of fun with friends. Refreshments will be served. Members only; new members welcome. Members' guests are also welcome for a $5 charge.
The Rainbow Club is the social organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Laguna Woods Village. For further info call Larry 581-2765 or Joyce 770-2541, or see our club page on the Laguna Woods Village website.
Baby Boomers Saturday Night Dance on Sept. 20
The Midili Brothers Band will play for the Baby Boomers September Saturday Night Dance. They will have a special guest singer to entertain us.
The theme for the night is Crazy T-shirt Night. It will be your chance to get out the shirts you go on a lark but never had an occasion to show off.
Date is Saturday, Sept. 20 at Clubhouse 5. Pay at the door: $5 for members, $10 for guests. Doors open for social hour at 6:00 p.m., music and dancing start at 7 until 9:30 p.m. GRF cash bar.
Garden Centers Club meeting on Sept. 23
On Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 7 we resume our meetings with Kathleen Kraisinger of Orange County Master Gardeners speaking on cool season vegetables.
We will continue with an exchange table. Bring any gardening item that you no longer need and trade it for any item on the table.
Check out our web page at lagunawoodsvillage.com.
Village Publishing Club Storytelling Extravaganza on Sept. 17
Storytelling Extravaganza on Sept. 17.
Deadline for story submission was July 17.
Everybody loves a good story and everybody has a good story to tell.
Contact us at villagepublishing.com or 707-5156.
Needleworks Club on Thursdays
Needleworks Club membership is open to all Village residents interested in needle-type crafts. Meetings are informal so that members can come and go at their convenience.
Drop in at Clubhouse Two, Dining Room Three on Thursdays between 9:15 a.m. and noon.
Annual dues are $10.
During 2013, members and friends made 156 "Comfort Bears" for young patients in the Emergency Room at Saddleback Hospital. Patterns are available for the bears as well as other favorite charity projects.
Questions: call Bess, 470-9175 or Anne Marie, 768-8119.
Italian Lessons on Thursdays
“Let’s Speak Italian” is an ongoing Italian language class that meets on Thursdays at Clubhouse 5 in Multi-Purpose Room 2.
Resident instructors Joseph La Franca and Jone Corti Chairi started a beginning Italian course. Please join them in a relaxed atmosphere from 4-6 p.m. From 4-5 p.m. they will address elementary Italian, from 5-5:30 p.m. grammar building and conversational Italian from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Students of all levels are welcome anytime. This class is a free drop-in class for Laguna Woods Village residents only. For more information, call 597-4273.
Atheist Club Meetings-2nd Thursday Every Month
We are a group of like-minded people who celebrate and respect the natural world without the need of supernatural forces. We come together to share information, ideas, and good times in an environment free of deities and dogma.
We invite all skeptics, humanists, agnostics and those who are questioning or seeking to join us. No one will be turned away; we welcome all viewpoints for discussion.
We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1, at 2:30 p.m.
A $2 donation is appreciated.
We often show interesting films and have lively discussions. All are welcome to come and enjoy fellowship and enjoyable social interactions.
Atheist Club Donates to Foundation of Laguna Woods Village
The Atheist Club is not a big club with big dollars, but the club members collectively have a big heart and a big desire to help the community and support the efforts of a very worthy organization, the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village.
Pictured right: Marion Levine, Foundation of Laguna Woods President, receives check for $250 from the Atheist Club's president, Sally Rosoff and Sunshine Lutey, Atheist Club's publicist and president of the Alzheimer's Association and Sunshine Performance Clubs.
Village Duplicate Bridge Club
We’re not only the largest bridge club we also have many accomplished players, as measured by the 70% game. In duplicate bridge 70% means that a team has scored 70% of all the points available in a single game. Quite a remarkable feat.
Every week Novice games (0 to 20 points) are held on Tuesday evening at 6:15 and on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9. All games feature a pre-game lecture. The club also has stratified games at 12:30 Monday through Friday and evening games on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Let us know if you need a partner and we will try to help you find one.
Sunshine Performance Club Weekly Jam Session
Weekly rehearsals are held in the Clubhouse 3 Rehearsal Room on Thursdays from 1 - 3 p.m. If you would like to come and participate, you will be welcomed.
For information call Sunshine at 949 586-4100.
Macintosh Club – Upcoming Meetings
The weekly iPad Get-Together meets every Monday from 1-3 p.m. at the Mac Learning Center in the Community Center. Learn & share all about iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Open to all. Donations welcomed.
Learn something about Apple and the Mac every time. All are welcome. Guests free.
If you have not renewed your membership, the renewal form is at the Mac Learning Center or on the website: www.themacclub.org/form2.html
More information at www.themacclub.org.
Kool Kats Seek Singers and Musicians
A new year and a new start for the Kool Kats; new faces and new acts. A perfect platform for performing solos in singing or instrumental playing. All you wanna-be singers and musicians come take this opportunity and run with it.
The Kool Kats meet in the Rehearsal room of the Clubhouse 3 every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
It is under the auspices of the Saddleback College’s Emeritus Program. Free for our residents. Kool Kats regularly bring a variety of music, dancing, comical skits to Laguna Woods, senior communities, and other public places.
Any proceeds from performances will go to charities. For more information, contact Cecile Driskill at 427-3157.
Kiwanis Club Meetings
Kiwanis meets each Monday at 11:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. Visitors are welcome.
Lunch is provided, $8 for members and $9 for guests. If you plan to come for lunch, call Jim Burge at 830-9120.
Also, Kiwanis Networking with a purpose group has an hour breakfast meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:37 AM at the Regency. Breakfast is $10.
Dine Out Club Meets on Saturday Evenings
Don’t eat alone!
Join us Saturdays 5:30 p.m. RSVP for location. 457-9067.
The Laguna Woods Village Scrabble Club meets on Monday Afternoons
The Laguna Woods Village Scrabble Club meets on Monday afternoons at 12:45 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, a social club devoted to fun through dancing and making friends over cocktails, invites everyone to join us most Fridays at Clubhouse 2 to celebrate whatever comes to mind. There are no membership requirements and the fun starts at 4 p.m .with live music and a no-host bar until 6 p.m. Cost is $3 at the door and snacks and door prizes are included!
Players Club Offers Bingo Every Second and Fourth Tuesday
The best Bingo in the Village is played on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, in Clubhouse 1.
Cost to play is only $10 to play 10 regular games. Extras cost $5 for an extra 6-on pack for the regular games and $1 each for three special games, which gives you a second chance to win these “special’ games. Plus, the Club gives you one free game to play (with buy-in). If you Bingo on that card, you will be paid extra. Bingo on that card, you will be paid extra. Game pay-outs are usually $120 to $250.
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