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The clubs of Laguna Woods Village are an integral part of this fun, vibrant community! In addition to having their own webpage on lagunawoodsvillage.com, clubs may submit their press releases to be featured on the Club News page.

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Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.



Community Activities Committee Chair Remarks to Club Presidents

On March 23, 2016 Margaret Klein, GRF Treasurer and Chair of the Community Activities Committee (CAC)  addressed the Club Presidents.

There has been an increasing demand for rentable room as a result of the changing population of the Village in the past decade.

Read her entire presentation on Recreation policies and potential amendments by clicking here.



Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events

Kiwanis meets Mondays at 11:45 a.m. in Simpson Hall, Geneva Presbyterian Church at 24301 El Toro Road in Laguna Woods. Look for the blue Kiwanis banner by the entrance to the meeting room. Lunch is $10 for members and guests. Guests are welcome. Call Jim Burge at 830-9120 for a reservation.

Thursday, April 28

The Kiwanis 737 Committee will have their monthly breakfast meeting at the Regency at 7:37 a.m. The breakfast cost is $10 for a deluxe breakfast buffet. Call Denny Welch for a reservation at 770-5760.

Monday, May 2

Scott Henderson, a local entrepreneur and son of a past Saddleback Kiwanis member, George Henderson will discuss a company where you can purchase products and also help the children graduating from foster care. Jim Kane is the Chair of the Day.

Monday, May 9

Tom Koutroulis, District Manager of Waste Management will explain what can be recycled and future plans for recycling and will answer questions. John Dalis is the Chair of the Day.

Monday, May 16

The program will feature Karen Schibler, Principal at San Joaquin Elementary School and Lindsey Gatfield, classroom teacher who will discuss the plans and events the school this year. Kiwanis funds programs at the school yearly. Dave Rabinov is the Chair of the Day.   

Monday, May 23

Guy Navarro, Executive Director of the RTH (Roxanna Todd Hodges) Foundation dedicated to the prevention of strokes will provide an update on the RTH Foundation's work during the past year. Steve Carpenter will be the Chair of the Day.

Thursday, May 26

The Kiwanis 737 committee will have their monthly breakfast meeting at the Regency at 7:37 a.m.  The breakfast cost is $10 for a deluxe breakfast buffet.  Call Denny Welch for a reservation at 770-5760.

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day, No Kiwanis Meeting



Cat Club will hold Springtime Boutique on April 30

Laguna Woods Village Cat Club Rescue, Foster and Adoption Program cordially Invites you to attend our Springtime Boutique on April 30, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 1. There will be Laguna Woods vendors, opportunity drawing for prizes, bake sale, entertainment, and information about our amazing adoptable kitties. All proceeds go 100% to the Rescue, Foster and Adoption Program. This event is for Laguna Woods Residents and their guests only and is not open to the public.

Visit us at www.lagunawoodscatclub.com or call Nancy Dykema at 949-951-2760.

To see the flyer on this event, click here.



Philosophy Club Meeting on May 1

At the meeting on May 1, the topic will be “Three Answers to the Question: What am I?” The answer seems obvious: I am a person. What else could I be?” In this meeting, Joseph Dowd, UCI Graduate student, will present three different answers given by three different thinkers. The presentation will be followed by the questions and then discussion. We meet on the first Sunday of every month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Gate 12 in the Village Green (Golf Building), Rooms 2 and 3. Contact Katherine Baum for information: 949-457-0251. Everyone is welcome and there is no fee.



International Folk Dancing Club

PUT YOUR DANCING SHOES ON,  COME AND HAVE FUN.

Folk Dance Classes: Every Tuesday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Teaching by Maria Pahos-Benson at Clubhouse 1-
24232 Calle Aragon, 92637. Non-community residents, please call Frieda for gate clearance at 949-454 -0837 Fee $ 5.00



May News Letter Click here
May Calendar  Click here
Bulgarian Workshop Click here



Mindful Eating Club Meeting on May 2

Come increase your knowledge of plant-based whole foods. Our meeting will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On Monday, May 2, in the Community Center, Redwood Room. Non-members may attend a general-regular meeting once without becoming a member. To become a member; bring $12 to the meeting and complete the membership application. A restaurant outing is being planned for May 16, details to follow. For additional club information check out our website at MindfulEatingClub.com or contact Nancy by emailing nancyfisser@gmail.com.



Amateur Radio Club Meeting on May 5

The Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club, W6LY, will meet on Thursday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 3. In addition to regular business we will discuss the upcoming Field Day Drill and have a YouTube presentation of PSK 31 operation. Anyone, including licensed radio operators or those interested in procuring a license, is invited to attend. For current information visit our website www.qsl.net/w6ly or contact the Club President Art Welch at 457-9091.



Life After Life Club Presents “Newfound Powers After Near-Death Experiences” on May 7

Debra Diamond will be featured at the Life After Life Club meeting on Saturday, May 7, at Clubhouse 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free to members, for non-members there will be a $3 fee. After-effects of near-death experience include newfound music and artistic talents, mathematical abilities, enhanced hearing and vision, heightened IQ, electrical sensitivity and spontaneous healing.  Debra describes herself as clairvoyant, and will discuss her shift from a Wall Street money manager to a life of purpose and spirituality.

For more information call Elizabeth at 949-707-1633.



Camera Club presents "Africa Safari Showcase" on May 9

Camera Club presents, Africa Safari Showcase by Paul Renner on Monday, May 9, at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 at 6:30 p.m. 

In 2016, Paul Renner will be leading seven photographic safaris to Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa, Botswana, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Namibia. Paul was born and grew up in Tanzania. His knowledge of photography, of the locations and habits of the African wildlife and the fact that he speaks fluent Swahili all come together for some of the most exciting photographic safaris in Africa.Through his photography, Paul inspires others to protect and preserve our beautiful natural resources for the enjoyment of future generations. Come and be inspired by his photographs and exciting stories from his latest African adventures.

For Laguna Woods Village residents and guests only. $3.00 fee for non-members collected at the door.

Visit our website www.lhcameraclub.com for more Camera Club information.

Click here for a flyer.



Oasis For Free Thinkers Meetings

May 12: Club Meeting

The Thursday, May 12 club meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1. Steph Campbell will be back and will present "The June Ballot and You." Stephanie received her MBA from California State University, Fullerton and is active in the Compassion and Choices organization. The club will provide light snacks and wine. A $2 donation is requested. Contact Sunshine for more information by calling 949- 278-6454 or by email sunshinelutey@gmail.com

May 22: Sunday Breakfast Please Note Required RSVP

The May Sunday breakfast meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Village Greens in Rooms 1 and 2. The club will show a video “No Dinosaurs in Heaven." Take a river rat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, in a documentary that examines the evolving battle over teaching evolution in American classrooms.

The video, less than an hour long, is a visual essay combining the parallel careers of filmmaker/science educator Greta Schiller, shot in the Grand Canyon and in New York City public schools. The film deconstructs tactics used by Christian fundamentalists to undermine American science education, explores why science education is crucial in a healthy democracy, and documents the struggle to keep religion out of the science classroom. One of the reasons Schiller gave for creating the film was to show that science is a way to understand the natural world and is not inherently in conflict with a belief in God.

A RSVP by Wednesday, May 18 is required to order food or drink; all people with a reservation can order and pay for food and drink. RSVP to: SunshineLutey@gmail.com or call 949.278.6454.

Click here for a flyer.



Writers Club Meeting on May 13

Our next meeting will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 1. Light refreshments. Presented will be the channel 6 television show “Write Now” which airs Mondays at 11:30 a.m. The program will feature interviewers Charlie Redner and Judy Saxon, who seek out local writers and demonstrate, via their humorous and enlightening interviews, the creative abilities of participating writers. For more information contact Richard Snyder at 714-290-4651.  



Goldengirl Dance Troupe on May 21

The Goldengirl Dance Troup will be performing on May 21 at Clubhouse 3.                               
                         
Dedicated to Laguna Woods Village Mothers. Wishing mothers of  the whole world, a happy Mother's Day!
                     
If you are never been in China, but have heard about China's ancient Silk Road, now you have chance to learn about this famous historic culture.

Come to see the May 21, 2016 performance of Golden girl dance Troupe.
          
There will be performances of Chinese Dunhuang style dances, Avalokitesvara, Flying Sky dance, precious ink, India dance of the local culture, etc. Also, Korea Long Drum Dance, India and Asian fusion modern dance, Awarded America Ballroom dance,  and a large Chinese cheongsam show.

You do need to leave USA to enjoy dances from Asian countries!

For a flyer on this event click here.

For more details, click here.

 

Saturday May 21, 2016 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Saturday May 21, 2016 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.                                    

Tickets will be on sale soon at the Clubhouse 3 Theater Box Office.



Garden Club Meeting on May 25

Garden Club presents, "Local Birds" with Executive Director Hallie Jones of Laguna Woods Foundation on Wednesday, May 25, Clubhouse 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Laguna Canyon Foundation is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing southern California's second largest coastal canyon wilderness. This 20,000 acres area includes marine preserves, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and adjoining open space in Irvine, Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods.

Hallie Jones, Executive Director, was born and raised in Laguna Canyon. Her passion for environmental conservation began in childhood, and developed throughout a 15 year career in marine conservation. Moving into land conservation with the Laguna Canyon Foundation, Hallie has the opportunity to inspire a love of the land in the many people who call Orange County home. She will speak about the local bird populations, including endangered species and some of the more common visitors to our open space.

There will be a free raffle and social hour following the presentation with coffee, tea and cookies. Everyone is welcome. For members there is no charge. Guests $3.00 at the door. For more Information call Bivian at 949- 275-8153.

Click here for flyer.



Baby Boomers Tribute Band Series present, Fortunate Son a Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute band on May 21

Baby Boomers Club is excited to present the return of Fortunate Son to Laguna Woods. Since 1994, Brad Ford has starred as John Fogerty, pioneering the Ultimate Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute: Fortunate Son. This show quickly became known as "The Premier" act celebrating the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival & John Fogerty. Fortunate Son performs across America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. This is the longest running Creedence Clearwater tribute show of its kind. Fortunate Son is in high demand at major "Tribute Concert Series", Casinos, State and County Fairs, Festivals, Corporate/Charity Events, Motorcycle Rides & Car Shows. The event will have dancing and show seating.Don’t miss this one. This will likely sell out. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. and will continue until 9:30 p.m.

We will have a GRF no host bar and you are welcome to bring your own snacks. GRF requests that you do not bring your own alcohol.Costs: Members $10 Guests $15.

For Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests only.



Mac Club Information

The Mac Club is located on in the Community Center on the Third Floor.

24351 El Toro Road

Laguna Woods, CA 92637

949-268-2263

 

We have 20 iMacs and an iPad available for your use every weekday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

A volunteer supervisor is available to answer questions and help you with the computers or your Mac laptop, iPad or iPhone.

Our class schedule is updated weekly on our website and sent to members via email.

Visit our site at lagunawoodsvillage.com  - Clubs - The Mac Club.



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 sunshinelutey@gmail.com. The Alzheimer's Association 24-hour Help line is 800 272-3900.



Free Dance Lessons at all Baby Boomers Dances

The Baby Boomers Club has added a new addition to the third Saturday Baby Boomer Dances venue...free dance lessons. To further delight their sellout crowds, the Baby Boomers have teamed up with Candi Davis to offer free dance lessons for the price of admission. The doors will open a half hour early at 5:30 p.m. to accommodate the 1 hour free swing dance lessons.The dance lessons are from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.with regular admission. Pre-sales are from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. the day of the event at Clubhouse 5.

 



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 lagunaqtpie@comline.com



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, 595-0383 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.

Questions?  
JoAnn diLorenzo
jdlmoimeme@yahoo.com
650.504.5180



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.
 



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All statements, actions and failures to act by any Club or Club member shall be the sole responsibility of that Club and its members. GRF does not endorse, approve or authorize such conduct, and expressly disclaims all responsibility and liability therefore, without exception.

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.