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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.
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 March 2
Rev. Dr. Steve Marsh, a dynamic speaker, is the new senior pastor at Geneva Presbyterian Church and new member of Saddleback Kiwanis. Dr. Marsh will share his vision for the role of Geneva Presbyterian in the community. Jim Burge is the Chair of the Day.
Monday March 9
Dr. Marilyn Ditty, Executive Director of Age Well Senior Services is an acknowledged speaker on senior issues, both locally and on a national level. Dr. Ditty has taken Age Well Senior Services from a small non-profit in the City of San Clemente to a regional provider of community-based services for seniors in 17 cities throughout a 400 square mile service area.
The Age Well Senior Services organization serves approximately 1800 seniors daily through programs designed to meet their educational, nutritional, recreation, social, and human services needs. Marlene Bridges is Chair of the Day.
Monday March 16
City Manager of Laguna Woods, Chris Macon and Mayor Cynthia Connors will present their annual “State of the City” address. They will discuss current projects in the City and planned improvements for 2015. Sandy Verrall is Chair of the Day.
Monday March 23
Phil Doran, author and TV producer for more than 25 years, will present the program. He was also an associate producer on “The Dating Game” from 1966 to 1968. He is currently developing the Laguna Woods version of the program called “Never too Late to Date." Stanley Silverman is the Chair of the Day.
Thursday March 26
The 737 Club will meet at 7:37 AM at the Regency. A deluxe breakfast is $10. Call Denny Welch at 770-5760 for a reservation.
Monday March 30
Kevin White, Director of Youth Services for the Salvation Army in Orange County, will share information about Salvation Army activities and provide their latest annual report. President Jim Kane is Chair of the Day.
June Sunshine Musical Benefit Show To Be Canceled
Sunshine Lutey reported cancelation of the Entertainment Marathon Show benefiting Alzheimer's Association. The performance scheduled for June 20, 2015 in Clubhouse 3 Theater was to be the second annual event of its kind. The 2014 show, a six-hour musical variety production was both an artistic and box office success raising over $10,000 for Alzheimer's Association Orange County although somewhat smaller shows for Alzheimer's Association have been produced yearly by the club since 2009.
Sunshine offered as reasons for cancelation of this year's show the impending GRF ruling to disallow sponsor/vendors to support the production and the proposed huge fees (exception fees) for rental of the theater and adjoining rooms in Clubhouse 3. She explained that with no sponsors and with dramatic rental fee increases, there would be no donation for the charity and the show would operate at a loss.
Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club on March 5
The Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club, W6LY, will meet on March 5 at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 3. In addition to regular business, the possibility of Amateur TV involvement by the club will be discussed. Upcoming events will be discussed for participation of FCC licensed amateur radio operators and club members. Everyone 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 www.qsl.net/w6ly or contact the W6LY Club President Art Welch, 457-9091.
Life after Life Club Meeting on March 7
LIfe After Life Club presents " Heaven and Hell Unveiled: Updates from the World of Spirit" on Saturday, March 7; 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Clubhouse 7. Members are free; non-members: $3; information: call Elizabeth at 949-707-1633.
After extensive study of 150 years of mediumistic communications, Dr. Betty concludes that "spirits progress from lower to higher planes on their...march toward the Divine."
His new book will be available for purchase.
Dr. Betty is Professor of World Religions at California State University Bakersfield, and a specialist in experiences pointing to life beyond death.
The Life After Life club focuses on phenomena pointing to life beyond death. Its programs feature both experiencers and researchers. The Life After Life club is a service club for the International Foundation for Survival Research, a nonprofit dedicated to public education regarding experiences suggestive of life after death (www.expbeyond.org). The foundation offers an informational booklet, including personal accounts free of charge to hospitals and hospices. Club members assist with booklet mailing. meetings are open to the public. Club membership is $18.00 per year. Most meetings are free of charge for members and $3.00 for nonmembers. more information, call Elizabeth at : 949.707.1633.
Audubon Society Meeting on March 7
The Audubon Society's next bird walk will be on Saturday, March 7. We will be going to Crystal Cove State Park. All those interested, meet at 7:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 3 parking lot. We will carpool and leave at 8:00 a.m.
Alternatively, you can meet us at 8:30 at Crystal Cove (entrance fee is $15), turn left at Pelican Point and go right to last parking lot.
Democratic Club Meeting on March 11
The Laguna Woods Democratic Club is having a meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:00 p.m.
The speaker will be Francine Busby, Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party. She will be speaking on "Women in Politics."
There will be a raffle, refreshments, membership information, Voter Registration available, and information on volunteer opportunities.
Please bring non-perishable food items for South County Outreach.
For information, call Sue Dearing at 949-855-6965.
Click here for a flyer on the event.
Atheist Club Meeting on March 12
The Atheist Club will meet on Thursday, March 12 at 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1.
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. The club requests the contribution of thoughtful ideas for the future of the club and invites participants to take a leadership role.
All are invited. A $2 donation is appreciated.
Baby Boomers March 21 Dance
On, Saturday, March 21, at Clubhouse 6, The Baby Boomers Tribute Band Series continues with the Los Angeles based Tribute Concert Show Bella Donna. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a GRF no-host bar. Music starts at 7:00 p.m. Please no outside alcohol permitted.
Bella Donna has faithfully captured the essence and spirit of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks since 2002. Among other accolades, Atlantic Records former CEO, Jerry Greenberg called ‘Bella Donna‘, “The Closest thing you can get to Stevie Nicks!”. Praised and personally greeted by Stevie Nicks soon after she heard a ‘‘Bella Donna’‘ performance, the band is the only tribute to have received this high level of recognition. Nicks commented to lead singer Michelle Tyler, “..You sound great, just let me know whenever you want to take over!”
The band was chosen from hundreds of other Fleetwood Mac tributes to be showcased on Mark Cuban’s AXS TV show. “The Worlds Greatest Tribute Bands”broadcast live from the Whisky a Go Go to over 40 million viewers. ‘Bella Donna’ was established firmly by the shows producer, Katie Daryl (former TMZ) as the “best among the best”.
‘Bella Donna’ spans all eras of the legendary bands’ music and persona’s, winning critical accolades from audiences coast to coast.
Perfect for all age groups and a wide demographic, the band brings to each audience a high energy, fully authentic and professional show. The band has sold out venues from Casino showrooms to Concert Clubs and Performing Arts Centers throughout the US.
The “Rumors “are true! When ‘Bella Donna takes the Stage,Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks are IN the House! “YOU WILL BELIEVE”
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Polish Club Celebrates 15th Anniversary on March 29
Polish Club invites you to attend and celebrate with us the 15th anniversary of Polish Club and Traditional Polish Easter at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at Clubhouse 5. The program will start with an invocation, sharing Easter eggs with wishes, and a Polish Easter Buffet.
Entertainment will be provided with a piano concert by Peter Gach.
Cost for members is $40; non-members are $45. Make your reservation by check payable to Polish Club of Laguna Woods and send to 811-Q Ronda Mendoza, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Reservation deadline is March 9. Everyone is invited to celebrate with us.
Alzheimer's Association Club Meeting on April 10
On Friday, April 10, 2015, the next quarterly Alzheimer's Association Club meeting will be held in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 from 10:00 a.m. - noon.
The club meeting will focus on the importance of the partnership between persons with Alzheimer's disease, their doctors and their caregivers. Light refreshments will be provided by Interim Healthcare.
Click here for a flyer on all four 2015 events.
Click here for a flyer on the April event.
Video Club of Laguna Woods
Click here to see the latest newsletter and upcoming events for the Video Club of Laguna Woods.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Folk Dancing Club
Folk Dance Classes:
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
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
7:00 -10:00 p.m.
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Beginners
7:30 - 10:00 Dance Program
Bring snacks to share.
Guest teachers to be announced.
Clubhouse 2, 241112 Moulton Parkway
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.
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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