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Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.
Clubs/Organizations Workshop on May 25
The Laguna Woods Village Clubs/Organizations are invited to join the Community Activities Committee for a Workshop on Wednesday, May 25 at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 at 2:00 p.m.
This is your opportunity to come and share, ask questions, make requests and receive important information. Topics will include: new policies, facility usage, clubs/organizations survey results and more.
Space is limited to one member per club. Please RSVP by May 20 to the Recreation Division office if you, or a representative, plan to attend. Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com or by calling 949-597-4273.
Community Activities Committee Chair Remarks to Club Presidents
On March 23, 2016 Margaret Klein, GRF Treasurer and Chair of the Community Activities Committee (CAC) addressed the Club Presidents.
There has been an increasing demand for rentable room as a result of the changing population of the Village in the past decade.
Read her entire presentation on Recreation policies and potential amendments by clicking here.
Camera Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Received Commendation from the Laguna Woods City
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 lhcameraclub.com.
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International Folk Dancing Club
PUT YOUR DANCING SHOES ON, COME AND HAVE FUN.
Folk Dance Classes: Every Tuesday
9:00 - 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.
May News Letter Click here
May Calendar Click here
Bulgarian Workshop Click here
TGIF Club meeting on May 13
TGIF will meet in Clubhouse 5 this Friday, May 13. Live music by Robert Fields. TGIF is a social club devoted to fun through dancing and making friends over cocktails, and invites everyone to join us most Fridays 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.
Writers Club Meeting on May 13
Our next meeting will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1. Light refreshments. Presented will be the TV6 television show “Write Now” which airs Mondays at 11:30 a.m. The program will feature interviewers Charlie Redner and Judy Saxon, who seek out local writers and demonstrate, via their humorous and enlightening interviews, the creative abilities of participating writers. For more information contact Richard Snyder at 714-290-4651.
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, May 16
The program will feature Karen Schibler, Principal at San Joaquin Elementary School and Lindsey Gatfield, classroom teacher who will discuss the plans and events the school this year. Kiwanis funds programs at the school yearly. Dave Rabinov is the Chair of the Day.
Monday, May 23
Guy Navarro, Executive Director of the RTH (Roxanna Todd Hodges) Foundation dedicated to the prevention of strokes will provide an update on the RTH Foundation's work during the past year. Steve Carpenter will be the Chair of the Day.
Thursday, May 26
The Kiwanis 737 committee will have their monthly breakfast meeting at the Regency at 7:37 a.m. The breakfast cost is $10 for a deluxe breakfast buffet. Call Denny Welch for a reservation at 770-5760.
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day, No Kiwanis Meeting
Rhythm of Life Drum Circle Club Meeting on May 16
On Monday, May 16, we will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. In the Redwood Room in the Administration Building. Please come and join us for our monthly community drumming and light refreshments. We have a wide range of percussion instruments from around the world for you to try. Relax, reduce stress and re-energize.
Astronomy Club Meeting on May 18
Join us Wednesday, May 18, in Clubhouse 1 Main Lounge at 7:00 p.m. to see “The Electric Boy,” an episode from the series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” about Michael Faraday, a 19th century apprentice book-binder-turned-physicist. Animated sequences in this show bring difficult-to-visualize experiments vividly to light on the big screen. Residents and their guests are welcome; non-member donations of $3 each help defray program expenses. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Call John, 951-1523.
Wellness in the Woods Health Fair May 20
Our May Health Fair will be held on May 20 at Clubhouse 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At 11:00 a.m. Lisa Sussar will be speaking on how we can improve our brains. She will be speaking on how to use your food to feed your brain while creating more vitality in your life.
At 12:30 p.m. we will continue with Living a Life You Love. Watch our TV program Wellness in the Woods on Wednesdays on Channel 6 with guests Ella Croney and Terry Willis. Plus tips on making a quick, easy, healthy, breakfast or snack in the kitchen with Leslie.
African American Heritage Club on May 21
The African American Heritage Club Invites the community to celebrate mothers at our Fashion Focused Tea Party on Saturday May 21, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Clubhouse 5, Room 1. The event will feature current ensembles from casual to formal and high tea-inspired food service Cost: $3 members, $5 non-members. Please bring your own tea cup, saucer and plate. Contact B.J. Freeman at 310-988-9566, for more information.
Oasis For Free Thinkers Meetings
May 22: Sunday Breakfast Please Note Required RSVP
The May Sunday breakfast meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Village Greens in Rooms 1 and 2. The club will show a video “No Dinosaurs in Heaven." Take a river rat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, in a documentary that examines the evolving battle over teaching evolution in American classrooms.
The video, less than an hour long, is a visual essay combining the parallel careers of filmmaker/science educator Greta Schiller, shot in the Grand Canyon and in New York City public schools. The film deconstructs tactics used by Christian fundamentalists to undermine American science education, explores why science education is crucial in a healthy democracy, and documents the struggle to keep religion out of the science classroom. One of the reasons Schiller gave for creating the film was to show that science is a way to understand the natural world and is not inherently in conflict with a belief in God.
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Goldengirl Dance Troupe on May 21
The Goldengirl Dance Troup will be performing on May 21 at Clubhouse 3.
Dedicated to Laguna Woods Village Mothers. Wishing mothers of the whole world, a happy Mother's Day!
If you are never been in China, but have heard about China's ancient Silk Road, now you have chance to learn about this famous historic culture.
Come to see the May 21, 2016 performance of Golden girl dance Troupe.
There will be performances of Chinese Dunhuang style dances, Avalokitesvara, Flying Sky dance, precious ink, India dance of the local culture, etc. Also, Korea Long Drum Dance, India and Asian fusion modern dance, Awarded America Ballroom dance, and a large Chinese cheongsam show.
You do need to leave USA to enjoy dances from Asian countries!
For a flyer on this event click here.
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Saturday May 21, 2016 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Saturday May 21, 2016 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale soon at the Clubhouse 3 Theater Box Office.
Village Beaders Club on May 23
Joan Lucero will demonstrate how to make a Coiled Wire Caged Bead on Monday, May 23, at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 5, Room 2. Members should bring round and flat nosed pliers, wire cutter, a 6mm or 8mm bead, and 20 gauge wire to make one, plus supplies and patterns for any other projects to be beaded independently or together until 11:15 a.m. Prospective resident members are welcome to join; $12 includes two meetings each month now through November and one in December. Call Jane at 354-8186 for more information.
Spoken Word Club Meeting on May 24
On May 24, we will feature poet and filmmaker Apryl Skies, award-winning author of “A Song Beneath Silence” and “Skye the Troll & Other Fairy Tales for Children.” Skies is founder of Edgar & Lenore’s Publishing House with several titles hitting Amazon best-sellers lists. Meeting starts at 1:00 p.m. in the Redwood Room, Community Center. Open Readers can read up to three minutes. Membership is $10/year. Refreshments. Guests can listen or join in for $2 per meeting. For more information call Charlie Redner at 520-400-5955.
Garden Club Meeting on May 25
Garden Club presents, "Local Birds" with Executive Director Hallie Jones of Laguna Woods Foundation on Wednesday, May 25, Clubhouse 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Laguna Canyon Foundation is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing southern California's second largest coastal canyon wilderness. This 20,000 acres area includes marine preserves, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and adjoining open space in Irvine, Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods.
Hallie Jones, Executive Director, was born and raised in Laguna Canyon. Her passion for environmental conservation began in childhood, and developed throughout a 15 year career in marine conservation. Moving into land conservation with the Laguna Canyon Foundation, Hallie has the opportunity to inspire a love of the land in the many people who call Orange County home. She will speak about the local bird populations, including endangered species and some of the more common visitors to our open space.
There will be a free raffle and social hour following the presentation with coffee, tea and cookies. Everyone is welcome. For members there is no charge. Guests $3.00 at the door. For more information, call Bivian at 949- 275-8153.
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Fourth Annual Art Affair on June 1
Artists are needed for the Village Art Affair Fourth Annual event which will feature a variety of mediums from talented artists.The Recreation Division is excited to host the 4th Annual Art Affair, where Laguna Woods Village artists will showcase their works of art for the enjoyment of Village art lovers and their guests.
Established and emerging artists are needed to display their art at the event. Artists must apply in the Recreation Division office and provide sample of art (photo, website, etc.) for approval. Space is limited and assigned by staff on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are available for download at laguanwoodsvillage.com.
While viewing the masterpieces, residents and their guests will enjoy live music by guitarist Cosmo Watts. Martinez Catering will be onsite offering their famous roasted chicken and hotdog combos for purchase. The GRF no-host bar will have free beer and wine while supplies last.The Art Affair will be held on Wednesday, June 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse 1 Main Lounge and Patio. The event is free for residents and their guests.
Special thanks to Las Palmas, Art Affair title sponsor.
If you would like to sign up, or have questions, please call the Recreation Division at 949-597-4273.
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Bocce and Social Club Social on June 2 at Clubhouse 1
The next Bocce and Social Club social: “Juke Box Thursday Night” will be Thursday, June 2, at 5:15 p.m. at Clubhouse 1. Featuring D.J-Richard Miller and M.C-Gregg Weiner. There will be door prizes and a dance contests. The cost of the social will be $5.00 at the door and all residents and their guests welcome. This is a BYOE event-Bring Your Own Everything-Think Picnic! Bring tableware, glasses, food, beverages. Only light snacks and water will be provided by the club.
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Baby Boomers Tribute Band Series present, Fortunate Son a Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute band on May 21
Baby Boomers Club is excited to present the return of Fortunate Son to Laguna Woods. Since 1994, Brad Ford has starred as John Fogerty, pioneering the Ultimate Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute: Fortunate Son. This show quickly became known as "The Premier" act celebrating the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival & John Fogerty. Fortunate Son performs across America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. This is the longest running Creedence Clearwater tribute show of its kind. Fortunate Son is in high demand at major "Tribute Concert Series", Casinos, State and County Fairs, Festivals, Corporate/Charity Events, Motorcycle Rides & Car Shows. The event will have dancing and show seating.Don’t miss this one. This will likely sell out. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. and will continue until 9:30 p.m.
We will have a GRF no host bar and you are welcome to bring your own snacks. GRF requests that you do not bring your own alcohol.Costs: Members $10 Guests $15.
For Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests only.
Camera Club Meeting on June 13
The Camera Club of Laguna Woods presents the seventh annual Digital Slide Show Competition. The evening will feature up to 12 six minute shows from the club’s most innovative photographers, each having selected their best photographs to create a digital slide show using the latest software techniques; such as creative transitions, pans and zooms, special motion, video, styles, captions and integrated music. Slide shows have come a long way from the days of “traditional” (i.e. film) slides and taped music. And don’t expect a slow moving “Power Point” presentation, where each caption is repeated by the presenter. The attending audience will be the judges. Each person attending will be given three tickets as you enter; one for first, one for second and one for third place. Results will be tallied immediately following the series of shows and the winners presented.
- See if your favorite production is what the audience decide.
- Talk to the photographers after the presentation of winners.
- Experience the future of photography!
Non-member donation $3.00 collected at the door!
Visit our website www.lhcameraclub.com for more Camera Club information.
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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.
Video Club Events
Click here for the Video Club's latest newsletter.
Alzheimer's Association Information
There is a community support network to help reunite a lost person with family or caregiver. The system is called MedicAlert + Safe Return and provides 24-hour assistance nationwide. There is a one-time minimal cost to purchase an identification bracelet and registration process to provide protection for lost wanderers. The ID bracelet provides the toll-free 800 number to connect with the MedicAlert + Safe Return system who in turn, notifies the dementia's listed contacts to make sure he or she is returned home safely.
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Free Dance Lessons at all Baby Boomers Dances
The Baby Boomers Club has added a new addition to the third Saturday Baby Boomer Dances venue...free dance lessons. To further delight their sellout crowds, the Baby Boomers have teamed up with Candi Davis to offer free dance lessons for the price of admission. The doors will open a half hour early at 5:30 p.m. to accommodate the 1 hour free swing dance lessons.The dance lessons are from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.with regular admission. Pre-sales are from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. the day of the event at Clubhouse 5.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com 650-504-5180.
Sunshine Performance Club Weekly Jam Session
Weekly rehearsals are held in the Clubhouse 3 Rehearsal Room on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you would like to come and participate, you will be welcomed.
For information call Sunshine at 949 586-4100.
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.
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.
TGIF, a social club devoted to fun through dancing and making friends over cocktails, invites everyone to join us most Fridays at Clubhouse 2 to celebrate whatever comes to mind. There are no membership requirements and the fun starts at 4:00 p.m. with live music and a no-host bar until 6:00 p.m. Cost is $3 at the door and snacks and door prizes are included!
Players Club Offers Bingo Every Second and Fourth Tuesday
The best Bingo in the Village is played on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, in Clubhouse 1. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., buy-in starts at 1:00 p.m. and play begins at 1:30 p.m. Buy-ins will stop at 1:25 p.m.
Cost to play is only $10 to play 10 regular games. Extras cost $5 for an extra 6-on pack for the regular games and $1 each for three special games, which gives you a second chance to win these “special’ games. Game pay-outs are usually $120 to $250. All profits are donated to charity.
The Table Tennis Room
The Table Tennis Room on the 3rd Floor next to the Fitness Center provides residents with one of the best table tennis venues in Southern California. Nine playing tables and two tables equipped with robots for practice ensure abundant opportunity for play and practice. Paddles and balls are provided. Soft sole, non-marking athletic shoes are required.
Hours of play are:
Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m
Saturday 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m
Sunday 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
“Orientation and Play for Newbie’s” with Janine Bolchazy is at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All are welcome. No experience necessary.
“Newcomers Group” meets from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday.
“We Love Singles” from 12:00 p.m until 2:00 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays provides the opportunity for competitive singles matches.
The Saturday Singles Round Robin simulates sanctioned tournament play but on a much more informal basis. Sign in at 1:15 p.m. Play starts at 1:30 p.m.
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Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.