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Atheist Club Meeting on March 13
A series of nine one hour lectures from speakers filmed at "The Atheist Alliance International 2007 Convention" will be presented during future club meetings. The speakers will be J. Anderson Thomson, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel C. Bennett, Aayan Hirsi Ali, Christopher Hitchens, Eddie Tabash, Eugenie Scott and Matthew Chapman.
The first lecture will be shown at the March club meeting on Thursday, March 13 at 2:30-5:30 at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1 and features J. Anderson Thomson, MD who is a trustee of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Thomson is a psychiatrist at the University of Virginia and in private practice. In 2011 his book, "Why We Believe In God(s): A concise Guide to the Science of Faith" was published.
The club provides an opportunity to 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, including skeptics, humanists, agnostics and those who are questioning or seeking are invited to attend. All viewpoints are open for discussion.
All are invited. A $2 donation is appreciated.
Alzheimer's Association Club Meeting on March 14
On March 14, at 10 am at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 Dr. Vijay Jain and Betty Anna Gidlof, RDHAP will give a presentation on "Your Health, Your Smile" with a focus on the importance of maintaining oral hygiene through specialized health care to prevent serious illnesses.
LivHOME is the sponsor who will provide light refreshments. The 24/7 Helpline for the Alzheimer's Association is 800.272.3900. For information call Sunshine at 568-4100.
Click here for a flyer on this event.
Boomers Saturday Night Dance on March 15 with Rag Doll Band
The Baby Boomers Club would like to announce our Saturday Night dance as a way to celebrate St.Patrick's Day. Our monthly dance will feature Ragdoll Band playing your favorite dance music. For the truly Irish we will have some Irish songs, so wear some green and join the fun.
This event will be at Clubhouse 5, Saturday March 15. Doors open at 6:30 and dancing fun will begin at 7:00. GRF Cash Bar. You are welcome to bring your own snacks.
$5 members, $10 non members. Pay at the door.
The band's website: http://ragdollrocks.us/
Foodies Meeting on March 15
Member Ron A. will speak at our March 15 meeting on "New Trends in Dining on a Budget without Sacrificing Taste."
Restaurant outings planned for next month as well as a wine tasting. We meet in Clubhouse 2, Dining Room 3 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15.
For information, contact Lovern at 540-9627.
Cat Club Spring Boutique on March 15
The Laguna Woods Cat Club will be holding their Spring Boutique on Saturday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Clubhouse 7.
Unique gift items for you and your pet will be available including arts and crafts, hand-made jewelry, slightly used upscale clothing, handbags, knitted items, and opportunity drawing items including gift certificates and gift baskets.
Proceeds go to the Cat Club's Rescue/Foster programs.
For information, call 951-2760.
American Italia Club St. Patrick's Day Dinner on March 18
The American Italia Club is having a St. Patrick's Day dinner dance on March 18 in Clubhouse 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will consist of Irish potato soup, either corned beef or chicken with all the trimmings, along with Irish soda bread and key lime pie for dessert. Wine will be served compliments of the club.
The music will be provided by the Doc Anello Trio.
Reservations are a must. Members are $20 and guests $23. Call Louise Pampuro at 855-4279. The dress code is wearing of the green.
National Council of Jewish Women Lunch and Fashion Show on April 4
The National Council of Jewish Women invites everyone to attend its annual Luncheon and Fashion Show on Friday, April 4 in Clubhouse 5. Spring and summer fashions will be presented by Chico's and modeled by our own members. Models will be women of all sizes. There will be door prizes, a boutique table set up by Chico's and a lunch catered by Jolanda.
Cost is $25 with proceeds going to charities. Checks should be made payable to NCJW and mailed to Beryl Lobe, 771 Calle Aragon, Unit A. For information call Ruth Rathaus at 455-2544 or Sharon Walts at 581-7240.
TGIF Dinner Dance on March 28
TGIF's 13th anniversary dinner dance is March 28 from 5-9 p.m.at Clubhouse 2. This Spring Fling will be a buffet dinner by Jolanda; included is one free drink ticket.
Cost is $20 and reservations are required. Contact Carole at 380-1343 or the Cole's at 583-1243.
Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events
Kiwanis meets Mondays at 11:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 2, Main Dining Room. Visitors are welcome. Lunch is $8 for members and $9 for guests. Call Jim Burge 830-9120 for a reservation.
The Kiwanis Networking Group has an hour breakfast meeting Thursday March 27th at 7:37 AM at the Regency. Breakfast is $10. Call Denny Welch 770-5760 for a reservation.
Monday March 3
Heather Sergeant of the TIP (Trauma Intervention Program) of Orange County will speak. TIP of Orange County is a chapter of the Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. a national non-profit organization. In each Affiliate, citizen volunteers respond to traumatic incidents at the request of Police, Fire and Hospital personnel to support those emotionally traumatized. The Chair of the Day will be Sandy Verrall.
Monday March 10
Bob Burlison of the La Canada AM Kiwanis Club will speak. Bob set a Guinness World Record when he rode his motorcycle to 48 states and 14,000 miles visiting Kiwanis clubs promoting the Kiwanis “Eliminate” Project to rid the world of prenatal tetanus. Each year 60,000 babies and many mothers die from this disease. Since there may be a large turnout for this program, reservations are required. Call Chair of the Day Jim Burge at 830-9120.
Monday March 17
The speaker will be Dr. Karen Schibler, Principal of San Joaquin Elementary School in Laguna Hills. The Kiwanis Club supports several programs at the school. Dr. Schibler will update us on the school and give us a brief explanation of the new “Common Core” program. The Chair of the Day will be Dr. David Rabinov.
Monday March 24
Roxanna Todd Hodges Stroke will present a program on stroke awareness and prevention. A free carotid artery screening will be offered to all attendees. This is a program provided in partnership with the renowned Keck Medical Center of USC. Strokes are the number 4 cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability. Reservations for the carotid artery screening are required. Getting the free screening may save your life! Call Jim Burge at 830-9120 to get a reservation. Space may be limited! The Chair of the Day will be Glenette Hobbs.
Monday March 31
Kerith Dilley, Executive Director of the Orange County Family Justice Center and Lt. James Kazakos, with the Anaheim Police Department will present the program. The topic will be family violence with emphasis on child abuse prevention. We have had one reported case of child abuse in the village! The Family Justice Center enables victims to file police reports, get restraining orders and receive financial assistance in one building. The Chair of the Day will be Denny Welch.
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.
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 12:45PM 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 3 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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