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Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events

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

Monday, October 12

Natalie Costa, owner of the Performers Academy in Laguna Hills will discuss prescription drug abuse.  Natalie produced the award winning documentary “Behind the Orange Curtain” that delves into the staggering problem of teenage drug abuse in one of the most affluent counties in the country.  Prescription drug abuse is a leading cause of death in the US, ahead of auto accidents.  We have recently had two drug store robberies in this area and the thieves wanted prescription drugs!  Thieves also target your medicine cabinet looking for painkillers.   Mary Lou Crooks is the Chair of the Day.

Monday, October 19

Koz Tsukamoto, from Legaspi Wealth Management in Irvine will discuss the recession of 2008 and how it has and will change retirement law; he advises that investors be aware of how to structure their investments to avoid or reduce future taxes. Koz, who graduated from the University of California, Irvine, has over 24 years of combined investment experience in real estate and securities; he assists individuals, businesses and institutional investors in all aspects of finances. Joseph Mandichak is the Chair of the Day.

Thursday, October 22

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

Monday, October 26

Monday, October 2, the Kiwanis club will meet at McLennan Lounge in Geneva Presbyterian Church. Susan Espinosa LCSW, representing Laguna Woods Village Social Services Department, will speak. She is a nine year veteran in the Department. The Social Services department annually provides names of up to 10 people that could use a little extra holiday cheer, usually older individuals trying to survive on minimal Social Security checks; then Saddleback Kiwanis Club delivers Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets filled with food, including a newly cooked Costco rotisserie chicken!  Dick Christy, Kiwanis Food Drive Coordinator, 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

Oasis For Free Thinkers October Meetings

Sunday, October 25

Oasis for Free Thinkers will have a breakfast meeting on Sunday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the Village Greens in Rooms 1 and 2.

Restaurant personnel will take guest orders and accept payment for breakfast.

The second half of a video "Head to Head - Dawkins on Religion" will be shown after which discussion is encouraged.

Contact Sunshine Lutey for more information on either of these events at 278-6454 or

Click here for a flyer on upcoming events.

Writers Club Meeting on Oct. 9

The Writers Club shines the spotlight on its published authors at the Friday, Oct. 9 meeting.  Over 14 authors will present their published books, after which you will be able to meet and talk with the authors. Authors will also have their books available for signing and purchase.  Our talented Village authors prove to us that it is never too late to fulfill your creative dreams and tell your story.

The Writers Club will meet at 3:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1.  Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for refreshments and socializing.  Members are free and, for this very special meeting, guest admission is free.

Baby Boomers Spooktacular Costume Dance on Oct. 17

Get out your Best Halloween outfit. Boomers Club is having a Spooktacular Costume Dance, October 17, at Clubhouse 5.  Doors open for non-members at 6:30 p.m.. Admission is $5 for Boomers Club members and $15 for guests. The band is one of our favorites from LA, "Southland Mega Groove". They will be playing the best dance music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond.  Contest with prizes for best lady's, men's and couple costumes.  Music starts at 7:00 p.m. and plays until 9:30 p.m.

See the band in action at

"Village Has Talent" Community Show on Oct. 29

A community show, "Village Has Talent" will be presented at 7 pm on Thursday, October 29 on stage at Clubhouse 5.

Among the talented performers, Mark Hochberg, is pictured at the piano where he graciously accompanies vocalists on any song they plan to sing. Two hula hoops are visible at the back of the picture. Yes, this means Mark will be dancing and showing off his hula hoop talents during the evening. 25 unique acts will be presented during the show which now includes 33 talented performers. The participants will offer a rich variety of song, dance, comedy and a few surprises.

The Saddleback Kiwanis and Sunshine Performance Clubs along with the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village proudly sponsor this event which is one of the replacements for the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast which was canceled earlier this year.

Admission to the show is $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door; members of the two clubs as well as the participants also have a supply of tickets. Proceeds of the event will be shared by the two charities.

Kiwanis helps Laguna Woods Village in many ways. Every year Kiwanis gives baskets filled with food to village residents. Social Services helps by identifying those who could use a little help. Kiwanis also provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to student nurses at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and to local high school and junior high school students. The Foundation provides grants to individuals in distress as identified by Social Services and help to support Age Well Adult Day Care and Meals On Wheels.

Doors open at 6:15 pm. Come early; seating is first come, first served.

Click here for a flyer on this event.

Video Club Events

Click here for the Video Club's latest newsletter.



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 our October newsletter.

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.





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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