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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast May 18
It’s time for another fun-filled morning – it’s the yearly Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. This annual event is a favorite in the community; over 1,500 people attended last year. The pancake breakfast helps to raise scholarship money; in the last eleven years, the Saddleback Kiwanis Club raised over $500,000 in scholarships for students.
This year’s event is on Saturday, May 18 from 7:30 AM to Noon at Clubhouse 1. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased at the door. Besides enjoying unlimited pancakes, sausages, orange juice and coffee, there is a greater purpose. The Pancake Breakfast raises funds for scholarships. Kiwanis is a club in Laguna Woods and part of an international organization. The mission of this organization is to help communities and children.
Being a community event, the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is a coordinated effort by many. There will be approximately 50 participating sponsors, 100 high school students to serve the breakfast and many more volunteers who make this event possible.
The parking lots will be full so, car pool if you can and arrange to park off-site if possible. Because Gate1 is under construction, it will be prudent to use Gate 2 or 3 to enter. Flyers with instructions on how to get the Clubhouse 1 from these two gates are available at all the clubhouses.
Come and enjoy the breakfast, view the sponsors products and advertisements and listen to the continuous entertainment by Sunshine and Friends from 9 a.m. to noon.
Baby Boomers Dance on May 18
The Boomers Club’s May dance will be “Hawaiian Shirt Night” on Saturday, May 18, Clubhouse 5. Returning by popular demand is the band, Midili Brothers, playing Classic Rock music. Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt and join us for a fun evening. Doors open at 6 pm. Pay at the door, $5 members and $10 non-members. GRF no-host bar and light snacks will be provided. Click here for a flyer. Non-resident guests will need to fill out the flyer to present to the gate ambassador.
Mark your calendars for our annual Laguna Woodstock to be held on Saturday, July 27, at Clubhouse 2, starting at 2:30 pm. We will celebrate our fifth year with three bands: My Generation, Full Spectrum, and The Village Midiots. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation Awareness Day on May 22
The Community Civic Association is presenting a Transportation Awareness Day at Clubhouse 5 parking lot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22.
Please click here for the flyer on this event.
Kiwanis Club Events for May
The Kiwanis Club meets Mondays at 11:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 2, Main Dining Room. Visitors are welcome. Lunch is $8 for members and $9 for guests. Call Jim Burge 830-9120 for a reservation. 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.Kiwanis is an international service organization; one of their mottos is to save one child and one community at a time.
Monday May 6
The speaker will be Marcia Wilson, Manager of Social Services in Laguna Woods Village. Her topic will be the “Safety Net of Services” that the Social Services Department provides to residents and their families. Marcia has worked with older adults and their families for more than 25 years. The Social Services Department plays a vital role in the community helping seniors as we age and find we need to make changes in our lifestyles. The Chair of the Day will be Jim Burge.
Monday May 13
The speaker will be Lindsey Johanson, Executive Director of Dental Care for Children, a volunteer non-profit that provides dental care in impoverished countries around the world. They have set up free dental care clinics in Southern California, Haiti and Mexico. They are currently planning another trip to Haiti. Saddleback Kiwanis has donated to this group as it matches our objectives of serving young children. Bring those extra toothbrushes! The Chair of the Day will be Sid Alpert.
Monday May 20
The speaker will be Richard Morley, Executive Director of the Irvine Valley College Foundation. The Saddleback Kiwanis Club in 2013 is funding $20,000 in scholarships at Irvine Valley College. The Chair of the Day will be Gil Rowland.
Monday May 27
Memorial Day Holiday, no Kiwanis Meeting -- Next Meeting June 3rd.
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 on Oct. 4. 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.
Village Duplicate Bridge Club
At the Laguna Woods Duplicate Bridge Club there are several nationally and internationally ranked champions for us to play against and with, to help with bidding problems and to learn from.
In January world champion Marjorie Michelin taught classes on Lebensohl, RKC and Minorwood. On March 4th a special 2 ½ hour class on XYZ and 4th Suit Forcing will be taught by LWV resident Chris Larsen (whose team won the first ever international Senior Competition) The cost per person is $10. Registration forms are available at the bridge club or online at www.lagunabridge.com.
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. Between February 1 and 7 three teams scored more than 70%: on
2/1 Fran Weston and Fran Schwartz - 72.45% game,
2/5 Warren Yurman and Emile Broadwin- 72.32%
2/7 Emile Broadwin and Yi Shao - 78.57%.
Congratulations to these outstanding teams and to the 6 others who have achieved 70% since January 1.
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.
Atheist Club Meetings
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 meet the 2nd Thursday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1, at 3 p.m.
We often show interesting films and have lively discussions. All are welcome to come and enjoy fellowship and enjoyable social interactions.
Sunshine Performance Club is Looking for Musicians
If you want to be part of a new musical venue and make great sounding music, we would like to hear from you; this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
The Sunshine musical group is experimenting with different styles of music, including Doo Wop and “soft” Rock n Roll. If you enjoy these types of music and have a talent for them, we can use you as a lead singer, in background harmony or as a musician (we especially need drums).
Contact Dan Hobbie at 949-683-6874 or DHobbie@aol.com.
For information call Sunshine at 949 586-4100.
Travel Match Club Meets Second Friday of Every Month
We meet the 2nd Friday of every month at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 6.
Members free, guests $3. All residents are welcome. Yearly membership $15, couples living at same address $25.
Bring a check made out to Travel Match Club. Cash is also good. Refreshments served.
Questions, call Marion at 461-1719 or email@example.com.
Macintosh Club – Upcoming Meetings
The weekly iPad Get-Together meets every Monday from 1-3 pm 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. 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 Grace Sams, 206-0662.
Kiwanis Club Meetings
Kiwanis meets each Monday at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. Visitors are welcome.
Lunch is provided for $7. If you plan to come for lunch, call Lora Morgan at 770-2474.
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 12:45PM 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 3 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 pm with live music and a no-host bar.
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. Bingo on that card, you will be paid extra. Game pay-outs are usually $120 to $250.
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