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Atheist Club Meeting on May 8
Sam Harris' lecture titled "The Problem With Atheism" which was filmed at a previous Atheist Alliance International Convention will be shown at the May club meeting on Thursday, May 8th at 2:30-5:30 at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1. Harris is the founder and CEO of Project Reason, a non-profit foundation whose focus is sharing scientific knowledge. Harris published many books including "End Of Faith" and "Free Will" and has been published in many magazines.
The club provides an opportunity 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 May 16
On May 16th, at 10 am at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 Kari Walker, MS Gerokinesiology who is the Educational Director at Alzheimer's Association of Orange County will present "Stay Balanced." She will share information on how to maximize different body systems to contribute to greater stability and reduced risk of falls. Senior Helpers 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.
Professionals Club Mixer on April 21
On Monday, April 21, we open the evening mixer at Clubhouse 7 at 5:30 p.m. with our very own Cupette, Precious Jade. We will have a great evening with a Frank Sinatra sing-along.
All clubs are invited to attend and bring any flyers to share with the group. Each club will have time at the mic to talk about their upcoming event. We look forward to a great evening of fun.
Refreshments will be available. $3 to $5 at the door, which will include a slice of pizza, if you like.
Audubon Society Bird Walk on April 22
On Tuesday, April 22, the Audubon Society will go on a bird walk to Mason Regional Park in Irvine. This park has a 9-acre lake for water and shore birds and a large open area with enough shrub and tree cover for land birds. Arrive at Clubhouse 3 parking lot at 7:45 a.m. for directions and carpooling.
Entrance to Mason Regional Park is $3 a car or by annual pass. Information, call Ellen Lamb at 458-0334.
Rock 'N' Rollers Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on May 3
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican Fiesta and great music! Featuring the great "Topper"! BYOE (Bring your own everything - food, drinks, and tableware). Club is providing chips and salsa.
At Clubhouse 2, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Music until 9 p.m. Members are $5, non-members are $10. Mexican attire optional.
RV Wheelers Pizza and Dance Party on May 8
The RV Wheelers Club is having a 50s/60s pizza and dance party on Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 at Club House 6.
Pizza will be provided by the club and attendees may bring their own "adult" drinks if desired.
So come join us in attire of the time period and dancing to music of the 50s/60s. No cost for club members; however, a $6 donation is requested of non-members.
Please call 949-697-0798 before May 6 for reservations.
Baby Boomers Dance on May 17
On Saturday, May 17 the Baby Boomers Club presents Soulicious – SoCal’s hottest show band filled with top LA musicians and singers. Soulicious brings dynamic energy to live music in a variety of styles, including Motown, R&B, Classic Rock, Oldies, Disco, Funk, and Soul. This will be one of the best shows and dances this year! Check them our on YouTube by clicking here.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.. Admission is $5 members and $10 guests, pay at the door. Cash Bar. Seating is limited, so come early, it will likely sell out. For more information go to www.babyboomersclub.org or call 949-415-8030. Click here for a flyer on this event.
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 $9 for guests. Call Jim Burge at 830-9120 for a reservation.
Monday April 21
The program will be presented by Naida Castro. Naida is the co-owner of Jersey Mike’s Subs in Laguna Woods and Orange. She retired from the Superior Court of California, LA in 2010 after 33 years of providing leadership in the management and administration of the clerk’s office.
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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 12:45PM 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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