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Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events

Kiwanis meets Mondays at 11:45 AM in Clubhouse 2, Main Dining Room. Visitors are welcome.  Lunch is $8.  Call Jim Burge at 830-9120 for a reservation.    

Monday, July 6

Mike Hayes, Past President of Saddleback College Circle K will present a report of the recent International Circle K Convention held in Indianapolis in conjunction with the Kiwanis International Convention. Jim Kane will be the Chair of the Day.

Monday, July 13

Amapola Bautista, Case Supervisor and Waitlist coordinator for CASA of Orange County will speak.  Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County is a non-profit organization that serves our county’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children through the recruitment and training of volunteers who advocate for their best interests. Amapola manages a case load of over 40 youth with a CASA volunteer and provides support, guidance and expertise to each advocate. Denny Welch is the Chair of the Day.

Monday, July 20

Kevin M. Tiber, Senior Vice President and CEO of Farmers and Merchants Trust Company will provide the latest financial update of the Saddleback Kiwanis Club Foundation. Mr. Tiber earned his BA in Economics from Cal State University, Fullerton and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Foundation and as Finance Chair for the Orange County high School of the Arts. Kevin supervised the portfolio for the Saddleback Kiwanis Club Foundation for many years with excellent results.  Lydia Rojas is the Chair of the Day.

Thursday, July 23

The Kiwanis 737 club meets at 7:37 AM at the Regency.  Breakfast is $10.  Call Denny Welch 770-5760 for a reservation.

Monday, July 27

“Mr. Magic” Roy Piazza, professional Santa Claus and Kiwanian will present the program. Roy has worked at area malls during the holidays and taken at least two trips to Hong Kong to be Santa Claus at Hong Kong malls. Roy, also a member of the Clown Club will demonstrate his skill as a magician. David Rabinov is the Chair of the Day.

Aquadette Tryouts

The Aquadettes are still recruiting every Monday and Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Pool 1 now through July 13.

Ladies, if you are a Village resident, know how to swim and float, and enjoy listening to music we will teach you the rest!  It's a great way to have fun, get exercise, and make everlasting friends. For more information, call 246-6593.

Cat Club Spotlight Kitty

My name is Spenser and to know me is to love me.  I am a very healthy 11-year-old declawed black cat with a white chest.  My fur is short and shiny like a panther's and my eyes are big and golden.  I have a very nice motor which I turn on whenever I am petted and brushed.  I love petting, brushing and attention. I would really enjoy being able to cuddle close to you and sleep on your bed.  The only owner I've ever known passed away recently and I really miss him.  I get along just fine with my foster mom's other kitty so I could be with another cat or I'd do fine as an only cat.

Please come and meet me and you will see that I am a handsome lovebug of a cat. If you'd like to meet me or find out more, please phone Nancy at 949 951-2760 or email: 

‘National Adopt-A-Cat Month June 2015’ Proclamation

The Laguna Woods Cat Club is proud to announce its acceptance of the City of Laguna Woods Proclamation: ‘National Adopt a Cat Month—June 2015.’ Specifically noted in the proclamation, the Club’s Foster & Adopt Program was cited as "playing a vital role in raising awareness of pet cat adoption and providing the humane treatment of all animals in situations where individuals are unable to care for pet cats as a result of life changes, medical conditions or other circumstances."

Cat Club President Karen Wood, Board members Doug & Elaine Tummond and Foster & Adopt Program Director Nancy Dykema accepted the proclamation. President Wood identified her position as "the mouth of the Cat Club," and identified F&A Director Dykema’s position as "the heart and soul of the Cat Club." The eight-year old F&A program last year placed over 50 cats at a cost of more than $16,000, acquired through its Boutique sales, donations and bequests. Mayor Cynthia Conners spoke for the entire City Council as being so impressed by the positive effect that cat adoption has by improving the health of its residents.

All present agreed they were proud to live in a city that cares about cat welfare and cat ownership, and was the first city in Orange County to pass regulations requiring spay and neutering of cats and dogs.

The Laguna Woods Cat Club welcomes inquiries about the many beautiful cats and kittens available for adoption, which can be seen on its website Please direct inquiries to Nancy Dykema 951-2760 or Karen Woods 859-7975.

ALNC - A Link: Neighbor Communications Meeting on July 2

ALNC - A Link: Neighbor Communications Club meets on Thursday, July 2 at 5:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 5, Main Lounge.

Free membership, sign-up:   For more information, contact Vice President, Cindy Statsman at 714-345-6755 or

We have great open mic neighborly conversations on a variety of subjects.  Come and share your ideas and get to know your neighbors at our round table discussions.

Old Pros present Radio Dramas in July

The Old Pros are currently in rehearsal for their next presentation of Radio Dramas. The production will include a Nero Wolfe mystery entitled "Party for Death", Stagecoach [a radio version of the legendary film] and an Inner Sanctum mystery called "The Voice on the Wire" featuring Barbara Rush.

In "Party for Death" Nero must solve a murder knowing it is going to happen in advance. Ringo, in "Stagecoach", has to find a way to get across the land to get his passengers to safety from Indians…and themselves.In "Voice on the Wire" a wife is visited by the ghost of her late husband who warns her she has only 24 more hours to live.

Performances in Clubhouse 3 are on July 9 and July 10 at 7:00 p.m. and July 11 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $12 each at the Clubhouse 3 box office. Credit cards accepted.

Rock 'N' Rollers Country Dance on July 11

Let's get together to rock to country music!  July 11 at Clubhouse 2, doors will open at 5:30 p.m., music begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. Dance to the music of "South County."  This is a BYOE (bring your own everything: drinks, tableware, and food).  We will provide water, coffee, ice, and cookies.  Members are $5, non-members are $10.  For information, call Jeanne Haney at 380-0774.

New Guest Policy: for all Village events, all non-resident guests must be called in by the resident at 597-4301.  Limit of three guests per manor.

Kiwanis Ice Cream Sundae event on July 12

On July 12, Kiwanis Club invites community members and their children/grandchildren to an Ice Cream Sundae on Sunday. The event will be held in Clubhouse 2 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and is $5 per person. Various activities, besides eating ice cream sundaes, will be offered throughout the day. Clowns from Clown Alley will be there to share jokes, balloons and face painting. Raindrop (David Hartman) will demonstrate some fine yoyo tricks and Sunshine and Raindrop will lead the crowd in old sing-along favorites with word sheets for all. Your family and friends are certain to enjoy this event. 

Kiwanis is a service organization that gives until it hurts. The Kiwanis Foundation provides funds to the Foundation Of Laguna Woods Village, South County Age Well Services, Florence Sylvester Senior Center, scholarships for local graduating nurses and high school/college students, as well as many other worthy causes.

Rainbow Club Movie Night July 18

The Rainbow Club is hosting a Movie Night on Saturday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge. Come share with us the warm and humorous “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” the sequel to the 2012 British hit sleeper, again starring Dame Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.  Join us for fun and friendship!

Members only; new members welcome. Members’ guests are also welcome for a $5.00 charge.

The Rainbow Club is the social organization for the LGBT community in Laguna Woods Village. For information call Larry (949) 581-2765 or Joyce (949) 770-2541.

Baby Boomers Woodstock 2015 on July 25

Our featured Group for Woodstock is LSD (Love Saves the Day) band.

It was a time of social unrest; a time of experimentation; a time of revolution.Hippie became an establishment label for a profound, invisible, underground,evolutionary process.  And then there was Woodstock 1969. Some of the greatest minds of the counterculture gathered here and shaped the future of music and American culture.  The music that evolved from this era has stirred our souls enough to bring you Love Saves The Day Band, a groovy hippie-era tribute band dedicated to playing all of your favorites from Woodstock and then some!  Leave your everyday life behind and re-live your youth - or the youth you WISH you had! – and come on out to see Love Saves The Day.

Opening for LSD, for the fourth year, are The Village Midiots which was formed by Linda Nearing in 2010. After seeing “Aquarius to Woodstock” where David Dearing sang two Rolling Stones songs, Linda had an idea. She knew two guitar players, David Anderman, lifelong musician, and Bill Farinacci, accomplished string and harmonica player. Linda added percussion and the band was formed.

Boomers encourage you to dress in your “flower child” best. We will have free face painting until we run out, beads, symbols, and tattoos.

We will have hot dogs and burgers, snow cones and chocolate-covered strawberries for sale.

Where/When: On July 25 on the lawn at Clubhouse 2. First band goes on at 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 members; Guests $10
Info: 415-8030

Click here for a flyer on this event.

Oasis For Free Thinkers July Meetings

Note about this Sunday: At the June Sunday's Breakfast which is June 28, same time and location, a short "Ghost Story" video will be presented. 

At the next Oasis For Free Thinkers Club meeting on Thursday, July 9, at 3 pm in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1, Joe Camera will present "Free Think -- A New Age Has Arrived" which discusses how traditional social institutions are becoming obsolete and that humanity is in a revolutionary time of enlightenment.

Joe and his wife, Ruth, are new to the village. As a 30-year commissioned officer in the US Navy, he’s traveled through-out the world. His last active duty assignment was working with our space program at Vandenberg AFB. As a free thinker, he looks forward to meeting other free thinkers and promises a memorable meeting.

Plans for future meetings including suggestions for discussion topics will are be discussed. A $2 donation is requested. For more information, contact Sunshine Lutey at 949 278-6454 or

At the Sunday Breakfast meeting on July 26, the Oasis For Free Thinkers will present a short video presentation of Richard Dawkins discussion of the relevance of the Bible today. Everyone orders and pays for their own breakfast from restaurant personnel and shares interesting conversation. 

Please RSVP for the Sunday Breakfast events to Sunshine Lutey at 949 278-6454 or

Alzheimer's Club Meeting on August 14

On Friday, August 14, the next quarterly Alzheimer's Association Club meeting will be held in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The club meeting will focus on sharing groundbreaking research on the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Light refreshments will be provided by Interim Healthcare.

Please call Sunshine at 949 278-6454 for more information. The Alzheimer's 24/7 Helpline is 800 272-3900.


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

Independence celebration  

Sunday, July 5, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Clubhouse 2. Live music, Emcee Bob Altman. Mark your calendar .

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

Video Club of Laguna Woods


Click here for the June edition of Videogram, a newsletter with all of the Video Club's upcoming events.


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.





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:

More information at

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.


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