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Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events

Kiwanis meets Mondays at 11:45 a.m. in Simpson Hall, Geneva Presbyterian Church located at 24301 El Toro Road in Laguna Woods. Look for the blue Kiwanis luncheon banner at the rear of the church. Visitors are welcome! Lunch is $10. Call Jim Burge 830-9120 for a luncheon reservation.

Please note -- due to the closure of Clubhouse 2, the Kiwanis Monday Luncheon Meetings will be held at the Geneva Presbyterian Church located at 24301 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods at Gate 7.

Thursday, August 28

The 737 club will meet at 7:37 AM at the Regency. A deluxe breakfast buffet is $10. Call Denny Welch for a reservation at 770-5760.

Monday, August 31

The meeting will be held at 11:45 AM, Simpson Hall, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 24301 El Toro Road. Lunch is $10. Call Jim Burge for a reservation 830-9120. The speaker will be Rob Pelletier, Development Director for the Orange County Rescue Mission. There are 1,388 homeless veterans in Orange County. The Rescue Mission Veterans Village of Hope Initiative is working to address this problem. Mr. Pelletier will discuss the veteran’s initiative and some of the other programs planned by the Rescue Mission to address the needs of the 4,500 veterans on waiting lists for affordable housing in Orange County. Jim Burge will be Chairman of the Day.

Monday, September 7

Labor Day Holiday   No Saddleback Kiwanis Meeting

Monday, September 14

Zoe Dolan, esq, a criminal defense attorney in New York and Los Angeles will discuss her transgender transformation and her criminal defense work which includes her defense of a son-in-law of Osama Bin Laden at a terrorism trial in Manhattan. She recently published a memoir of her life which is available on Amazon titled “There is Room for You:  Tales from a Transgender Defender’s Heart.” Among her many talents is a fluency in Arabic and Spanish.  Jim Burge is the Chair of the Day.

Monday, September 21

Oakley Kinlok, Insurance Sales Representative Bankers Life and Casualty Company and former stand-up comic will speak about the need for seniors to ensure that their financial base is adequate to support their lifestyle in later years and maintain their legacy. Long term and short term care insurance can play a role in supporting this lifestyle. Oakley recently returned to California after spending five years taking care of aging parents in Maine.  Denny Welch is the Chair of the Day.

Thursday, September 24

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 28

The club will celebrate the 100th birthday of Dorothy Webb, the club's oldest Kiwanian and a dedicated worker in the club.  Dorothy’s late husband, Ezra Webb, was the Kawanis president 1989-1990.  Dorothy, a graduate from Brown University has a reputation as a senior boogie boarder!  Please make reservations for this luncheon.  Dorothy’s daughter Barbara Wiltsey, is the Chair of the Day.

Cat Club Spotlight Kitty

Mr. Personality, Sonny, is a Flamed Tip Siamese mix with beautiful sky blue eyes and a thick, luxurious fur coat. His sister, Brandi, is a shy beauty with electric green eyes and lovely swirled patterned fur. These two captivating 5-year-olds are closely bonded and it is important that they be adopted together. They make one loving, entertaining and companionable duo that will bring joy and laughter into any household.

To meet them, please call Nancy at 949 951-2760 or email Read more about Sonny and Brandi and other adoptable cats at

Laguna Woods Guitar Club Meeting in August

The Laguna Guitar Club is for classical guitarists who already have acquired technical and musical skills. It is not a school but aims at gathering musicians who want to share their experience. Nothing is better than playing in front of friends who know the instrument and how difficult it is to learn a piece of music.

Call Bernie Frenkel 949 540 9585, register on the website: Or send an email to don’t forget to write your phone # Address, and email if you have one. First meeting scheduled for August ’15. Individual announcements will be made before.

ALNC - A Link: Neighbor Communications welcomes GRF Treasurer, Richard Johnston Sept. 2

ALNC – A Link: Neighbor Communications welcomes GRF Treasurer, Richard Johnston as our Guest Speaker at our Monthly Meeting:  Wednesday, 9/2/15 in Clubhouse 5 at 5:00 pm.  Mr. Johnston will do a Power Point Presentation answering many questions that are being asked by LWV Residents.  Please join us for this informative meeting.  For more information:  ALNC welcomes all Laguna Woods Village Residents offering FREE membership with an online forum and monthly meetings.

Amateur Radio Club meeting on Sept. 3

The Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club, W6LY, will meet on Thursday, September 3, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 3.  In addition to regular business, the ARRL 2015 Field Day results will be discussed, Broadband-Hamnet status and upcoming radio drills (City/County RACES and the Great California ShakeOut) will be discussed.  Upcoming events will be highlighted for FCC licensed amateur radio operators and club members. Anyone including licensed ham radio operators or those interested in getting a license are invited to the club meeting.

For current information view our website at or contact the W6LY Club President Art Welch, 457-9091.

Cat Club Foster and Adoption Fundraiser at Ruby's Diner

Come dine at Ruby’s between September 13 and September 19 and 20% of all revenue from food and non-alcoholic beverages, when accompanied with the flyer below, will be  donated to the Laguna Woods Cat Club Foster and Adoption Program.  Come join the fun! Visit from 7:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m.  Dine in or take out!

Thank you all for opening your hearts and supporting our club.  This will enable us to take care of their health, food and housing needs until we can find the loving homes these kitties deserve.

If interested in being a foster or providing a permanent home for one of our precious cats, please contact Nancy Dykema @ (949) 951-2760 or

Click here for the flyer.

Story Telling Time at the Village Publishing Club On Sept. 16

When: Wednesday, September 16 at Clubhouse 3, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

What: Eight story tellers will present short stories.Event will be emceed by Tony Barr and catered by Crystal Catering.

Tickets: Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, September 1. $20 for non-members; $16 for members. Send check made out to the Village Publishing Club to:Peggy Edwards, 499 C Avenida Sevilla.

Click here for a flyer about this event.

Additional information: Peggy at 949-707-5156

Baby Boomers Dance on September 19

Don't miss The Baby Boomers Club's next dance on Saturday, September 19 at Clubhouse 5. At 6:00 p.m. are members only. 6:30 p.m. for guests.Music starts at 7:00 p.m. GRF no-host bar. Please no outside alcohol.Food OK

San Diego’s premier Classic Rock cover band, playing hits from the 50’s to the 80’s. The Midili Brother’s Band is a trip into the history of rock and roll starting at its roots with Doo Wop and R&B, through the girl groups, British invasion, and Motown songs of the 60’s, to the classic rock sounds of the 70’s and 80’s. Their song selection and four part harmonies are sure to make this event a chart topper all its own.

Information: 415-8030

Village Talent Call on Sept. 27

The Kiwanis and Sunshine Performance Clubs jointly offer the opportunity to all talented villagers to register for the "Village Talent Call" which will be held on Sunday, September 27 in Clubhouse 3 Rehearsal Room. This is a chance for community members to shine and share their talents with the entire community.

Registrants who attend the September 27 "Village Talent Call" will perform on Thursday, October 29 on stage in Clubhouse 5 in the "Village Has Talent" show, an entertainment event  for the community.

To register for a 3-4 minute performance, contact Karen Pollick at 949.330.3610 or who will request contact information and planned content of the performance.

For additional information, contact Sunshine Lutey at 949.278.6454 or

Click here for a flyer on this event.

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.

Click here for a flyer with more information.

For information, contact Sunshine Lutey; Phone 949 278-6454, email The Alzheimer's Association 24-hour Help line is 800 272-3900.

International Folk Dancing Club

Click here for August Flyer of events.

Folk Dance Classes:

Every Tuesday

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  
Teaching by Maria Pahos
Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, 92637
Non-community residents, please call Frieda for gate clearance.  tel 949 454 0837

Fee $ 5.00

Every Wednesday - International Dance Classes

5:30 - 6:00 pm     Beginners
6:00 - 8:00 pm     Intermediate and advanced

Teacher is Maria Pahos

Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, 92637.  Fee $5

Every Sunday

7:00 -10:00 p.m.

7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Beginners
7:30 - 10:00 Dance Program requests and occasional teaching

Bring snacks to share.

Guest teachers to be announced.
Clubhouse 2, 241112 Moulton Parkway

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

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 noon 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, 470-9175 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. 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.

JoAnn diLorenzo

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.





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 Meetings

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. 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.

Concerned Residents host Coyote Watch Group on Aug. 9


AUGUST 9 at 3:30 p.m. at CLUB HOUSE FIVE – Room one.

All welcome. For more information, call Glenda 949 600 8609 or email


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