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Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events
Kiwanis meets Mondays at 11:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 2, Main Dining Room. Visitors are welcome. Lunch is $8. Call Jim Kane 380-4856 for a luncheon reservation.
Monday, November 24
The speaker will be Sheri Morrison, Business Development Director for Vintage Senior Living. Vintage Senior Living operates Las Palmas, The Regency and the Wellington in this immediate area. Sheri will discuss the various options for senior assisted living and the related costs. The Chair of the Day will be Denny Welch.
Folk Dancing Club Party on Nov. 30
As usual, we do have our regular fun folk dance classes both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Saturday November 22 we have master teacher Cesar Garfiaz, expert in teaching Salsa Rueda, review the moves he taught us so far, and continue to introduce and develop new patterns.
Sunday November 30 we will have a Thanksgiving Leftovers Party.
Folk Dance Classes: Every Wednesday
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
"THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS" PARTY
Sunday, November 30, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, main lounge
Live music and refreshments. Fee is $5.
Bring thanksgiving “leftovers" to share.
Garden Club Champagne Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 3
Wednesday, Dec. 3, is the last meeting of the year, with its Champagne Holiday Luncheon at Clubhouse 1. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy the "Christmases Past" display and entertainment by the Village Chorale.
Raffle prizes include a ruby and pearl pendant and a three-day trip for two to the March 2015 Santa Barbara Orchid Show.
Social time starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. Lunch includes a choice of salmon with dill sauce, roast pork, or fettuccini primavera for $25.
Checks payable to Garden Club will be accepted through Nov. 29. Mail to B.J. Van Alstine, 15-D Via Castilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. For information, call Barbara at 837-1546.
Professionals Club Bazaar on Dec. 4
The Laguna Woods Professionals Club is planning a Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 4 at Clubhouse 5. Santa will be there ready to have your picture taken. Do you have something that you made that you would like to show? Reserve a table now. Tables are only $20 for large ones, $10 for small card table and $15 for round tables.
Life After Life Club Meeting on Dec. 6
The club presents, "Dead on the Operating Table: Taken Over by Spirit," with Kiowa Michaels on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Clubhouse 7. Michaels was dead twice on the operating table and doctors used paddles to revive him. He believes his purpose is to assure people that death is nothing to fear.
The Life after Life Club focuses on phenomena pointing to life beyond death. Members are free and Non-Members are $3. For information, call Elizabeth at 707-1633.
Rainbow Club Holiday Dinner on Dec. 9
The Rainbow Club is hosting its annual Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, December 9, at Clubhouse 7. It’s one of our most fun and festive events of the year!
There will be appetizers and no-host cocktails from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. followed by a catered dinner in the Main Room at 6:15 p.m. Members only; prospective new members and guests are also welcome. Dinner is $23 for members and $25 for guests. Reservations and payment must be received BY MONDAY, DEC. 1 (with selection of entrée specified).
The Rainbow Club is the social organization for the LGBT community in Laguna Woods Village. For information about the party and dinner selections call Larry (581-2765) or Joyce (770-2541).
Cat Club Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 10
Orders for the 2015 calendar and reservations for the Dec. 10 holiday luncheon are being taken. Prices are $18 for members and $21 for others. The entrees are Chicken Marsala, beef brisket and salmon.
Call Karen at 859-7975 for club information.
Topicmasters Holiday Party on Dec. 11
Topicmaster's Holiday Party is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 11 in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2. We gather at 12:30 p.m. to socialize and luncheon is served at 1:00 p.m. by Jolanda. A choice of chicken Cordon Bleu or stuffed fillet of sole is offered for $16 for both members and guests. The Annual Member Variety Show always makes an unforgettable conclusion. Reservations are required. Call Bivian Marr at 457-8131.
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.
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.
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 12:45 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. Game pay-outs are usually $120 to $250.
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