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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, October 27
The speaker will be Marcia Wilson, Manager of the Social Services Department for Laguna Woods Village. Marcia will be giving us an update on the current level of needy residents in the village to assist the club in determining where we need to direct our charity dollars. The past two years we have been directing our Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to returning veterans and their families at Camp Pendleton. The Chair of the Day will be Betty Baumann.
Monday, November 3
The speaker will be Mike Maxson, new village resident, District 41 Kiwanis Lt. Governor and former Regional Director of World Vision USA. Mike has a very impressive resume and will update us on the Kiwanis organization in the California-Nevada-Hawaii District. The Chair of the day will be President Jim Kane.
Monday, November 10
The speaker will be Don Rickner, PhD. Director of the Saddleback College Foundation. Dr. Rickner is a USC graduate with extensive experience in Fundraising, Planned Giving and Strategic Planning. Dr. Rickner served as a consultant to numerous community colleges. The Chair of the Day will be Gil Rowland.
Monday, November 17
The speaker will be Dung Trinh, MD. Dr Trinh escaped from Vietnam at age 5. He graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine in 2002 and now offers Acupuncture therapy as an integrative part to western medicine to promote a whole person healing approach. He will share his life story and his volunteer medical activities in Vietnam. The Chair of the Day will be Sam Higa.
Thursday, November 20
The 737 club will meet at 7:37 AM at the Regency. Breakfast is $10. Call Denny Welch for a 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.
Vendors Club Sale on Oct. 25
Vendors Club will hold its next sale on Oct. 25, offering antiques, collectibles, jewelry, handmade items, clothing, and much more! The sale will take place at Clubhouse 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We have a few tables left to rent. Call Sue for more information at 699-4927. To rent a table, call Louise at 958-7300.
Vendors Club is growing in memberships every week as residents are enjoying the opportunity to sell their handmade items and vintage collectibles. We are accepting memberships for 2014/2015 year for only $10. Call Suzanne for more information at 241-7045.
Rainbow Club's Halloween Pizza Party on Oct. 25
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 25th for the Rainbow Club's Halloween Pizza Party at 5:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. Costumes are optional but highly recommended if you want the chance to win a prize for Best, Scariest, or Funniest costume.
Pizza and drinks will be provided by the Club, but we need RSVP’s by Monday, October 20th. For members and their guests only. Guests are welcome for a $10.00 charge. Prospective members who want to attend should contact Larry or Joyce. RSVP to Steve at email@example.com or 581-2765.
The Rainbow Club is the social organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Laguna Woods Village. For more information call Larry 581-2765 or Joyce 770-2541, or see our Club page on the Laguna Woods Village website.
California Club Dinner Dance on Oct. 28
The California's Club second event of the year will be held Tuesday, Oct 28 at Clubhouse 5. The dinner/dance will start at 5:15 p.m. with a no-host bar and will feature the dancing music of Jim Gilman. Danny Jacobson will provide after-dinner entertainment. He was the recipient of GigMasters' national "Rising Star" award for Top Impersonator of 2013.
Attire will be cocktail. The Surf and Turf dinner will be provided by Jolanda: appetizers of Spanakopita and Crab on Belgian Endive, a Greek salad, and the entree of a 6 oz. lobster tail and 6 oz. filet of beef (alternative to lobster is salmon) with garlic mashed potatoes and a fresh asparagus and baby carrot medley. For dessert, there will be pumpkin cheesecake. Each table will also have red and white wine available. By special request, roast chicken or eggplant parmesan and low-cal dessert is the alternative entree by reservation request.
For reservations, send your check for $20 per member and $24 per guest to California Club c/o Bill Price at 3234 San Amadeo #C, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Questions? Call Bill at 770-2256.
Garden Centers Club Luncheon on Oct. 28
Fall is here and time for our annual Octoberfest on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at noon in Clubhouse 7. Luncheon includes veal bratwurst, German potato salad, hot cabbage, desserts, and beer.
$10 for members and $15 for non-members. Reservations must be in by Oct. 23. Call Phyliss at 951-5031 or Lettie at 461-5882.
Daughters of the British Empire Holiday Fayre on Nov. 1
On Nov.1, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., come one, come all to an exciting holiday fayre at Clubhouse 5. Enjoy over 40 unique vendors and boutiques, fabulous refreshments, great gifts, entertaining activities for children and participate in a wonderful raffle. Bring your friends and families and contribute to many of our local small businesses. Funds raised will go to support Daughters of the British Empire non-profit retirement homes and other charitable organizations.
German-American Club Meeting on Nov. 5
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 2:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. Join us for delicious Thanksgiving pies and coffee. We will be entertained by Dianne Chavarrie.
Guests are welcome for $6 at the door. At this meeting, you may sign up for the Christmas Dinner on Dec. 3.
RV Wheelers Hosting Bob Ring at Nov. 13 Meeting
Our next meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. Bob Ring will present the first of two documentaries on the history of Laguna Woods Village.
We will have our club shirts and hats displayed for sale. Refreshments will include pizza and sweet goodies.
RV owners are encouraged to to check the Message Board at the restroom in Lot A for upcoming events, general RV information and updates on GRF RV Lot rules and regulations. Applications are available and our membership renewal drive is underway. For questions, contact Pat Noonan at 859-6403.
Atheist Club Meeting on November 13
Matthew Chapman's presentation regarding Atheism which was filmed at a previous Atheist Alliance International Convention will be shown at the November club meeting on Thursday, November 13 at 2:30-5:30 at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1. Chapman, a author, screen writer and film director, and great-great-grandson of Darwin, has authored several movies and books. His movies include "Consenting Adults," "Runaway Jury" and "The Ledge." His books include "Trials Of The Monkey" and "40 Days and 40 Nights."
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.
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Alzheimer's Association Club Meeting on Nov. 14
On Friday, November 14, at 10 a.m. at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2, Marsha Meyer, Pharm.D., CGP, CGCM of Independence at Home, a division of SCAN Health Plan will present "Memory Loss and Medication Safety." Meyer will discuss the need to development a plan to safely manage medications for a love one with memory loss.
Atria Senior Living will provide light refreshments. The 24/7 Helpline for the Alzheimer's Association is 800.272.3900; meeting information -Sunshine 586-4100.
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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.
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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