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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.



Saddle Club Italian Dinner on Jan. 30

We want to start the New Year off with a bang!  So we thought we would invite our honored members to an Italian dinner complete with live guitar music!  The Saddle Club has big plans for 2015 and we’re so glad you’re part of them!  So come, dine, relax, and enjoy the evening!

Live guitar music by Billy Alexander.

This dinner will take place on Friday, January 30 at Clubhouse 6. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. THe menu will be Italian lasagna, fresh green salad, garlic bread and dessert!  BYOB. Cost:  $10

Please send your name, address, phone number, and names of those in your party to:Saddle Club, P.O. Box 2515, Laguna Hills, CA 92654. Please send in your check by January 15.



Philosophy Club Meeting on Feb. 1

The Philosophy Club meeting will feature UCI Philosophy School of Humanities, Professor Sven Bernecker.  His topic is "Truth in Memory."  His research interest include Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind.  We meet on Sunday, Feb. 1, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Village Greens golf building inside Gate 12, Rooms 1, 2, and 3.

Everyone is welcome.  There is no fee. Contact Katherine Baum for more information at 457-0251.



Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club on Feb. 5

The Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club, W6LY, will meet on Feb 5 at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 3.  In addition to regular business, the new Yaesu FTdx1200 high frequency radio owned by the club will be discussed.

Upcoming events will be highlighted that FCC licensed amateur radio operators and club members can be involved in.  Anyone 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 Feb. 7

LIfe After Life Club presents " Encountering Death, Phone Calls from the Dead, and other personal experiences" on Saturday, February 7; 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Clubhouse 7. Members are free; non-members: $3; information: call Elizabeth at 949-707-1633.

Sonya Lavitt, dying during childbirth, saw “death”, a male figure pulling a blank blanket over her, saying she would die if covered with it. She fought for her life, and the blanket disappeared.

Anthony Hall had a phone caller with the recognizable voice of his cousin saying, “ love you”, Buddy.

Bill pierce says his brother and mother both witnessed apparitions of deceased loved ones.

Alexis Diucs - during childbirth, she experienced a tunnel and a compelling light.

Ken Simonson - in a lucid dream, he encountered his deceased brother. When a teenager, he had a life review when thrown from his car in an accident.

These OC residents will share these and other personal incidents with us.     

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.                               



Laguna Woods Foster, Rescue and Adoption Program Fundraiser at Ruby's

The Laguna Woods Foster, Rescue and Adoption Program is having a Fundraiser, and would like to invite you out to lunch or dinner at our local Ruby’s Diner, in the Laguna Hills Mall between Feb. 8 and Feb. 15.  Ruby’s is very graciously donating, to our club’s support fund, 20% of your entire meal tab.

As you may know, the foster-rescue program performs a crucial service to our Village Community in a variety of ways.  We take in relinquished cats when their owners can no longer care for them, and also rescue strays and newborn litters.  Most of these cats require at least one visit to a vet prior to being placed in a foster home, so the cost of rescue can be expensive.  All the proceeds from this fundraiser, go towards these expenses, as well as food, litter, and supplies.

Won’t you please open your hearts, invite your friends, and join us at Ruby’s.  Please click here for more details and to get a copy of our invitation which is necessary to bring with you when you come, in order for the club to get your donation.

Also, if you’re interested in fostering a cat, or adopting one of our special kitties, please call Nancy Dykema @ (949) 951-2760 or go to our website @ www.lagunawoodscatclub.com



Atheist Club Meeting on February 12

The Atheist Club next meeting will be on Thursday, February 12, at 2:30-5:30 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.

All are invited. A $2 donation is appreciated.



Rock 'N' Rollers Valentine Dinner Dance on Feb. 14

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Dinner Dance at Clubhouse Two on Feb. 14.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  This will be a sit down dinner.  Entree choices are beef tips or stuffed white fish.  Dessert is cheesecake with cherry glace.  Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.

Music by "The Grumps" begins at 6:00 p.m. Attire is semi-formal.  Reservations required by Feb. 9.  Members are $20, non-members at $25.  Send check to Julie Millat at 355 Avenida Sevilla, Unit P.

For more information, call Jeanne Haney at 380-0774.  Membership information, Susan Knox at 636-6111.



Chinese American Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 19

Save the date fro the 5th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration Show for Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 3.  You can buy the reserved seat ticket for $5 at Clubhouse 3 box office.

 

 

 

 



A Rolling Stones Tribute Band on Feb. 21

The Baby Boomers are proud to bring you our next tribute band for our February 21 dance, The Ultimate Stones, at Clubhouse 5. Doors open at 6 p.m. GRF no-host bar. Please, no outside alcohol.

The Ultimate Stones is a Rolling Stones tribute band that recreates an exciting Rolling Stones concert experience with an all look-alike cast of performers. The sights, sounds, energy and attitude that IS The Rolling Stones is all there. They have become best known for pulling out the theatrical stops by raising the bar for all Rolling Stones impersonators with it’s array of musical and vocal talents. The Ultimate Stones does not use backing tracks of any kind to fill in the instrumentation but rather employ all the ingredients necessary to reproduce some of the rock world’s best known recordings. A real sax solo in Brown Sugar. Real piano on the timeless Angie. Lush four and five part harmonies. Duets like Christina Aguilera and Mick Jagger on “Live With Me” from the Martin Scorsese concert film “Shine A Light”, and Merry Clayton or Lisa Fisher killing it on the enduring “Gimme Shelter”.

The Ultimate Stones hail from southern California and perform extensively throughout the area. They are frequent visitors to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, and travel wherever good Stones music is wanted to put on a show rivaled only by the real deal themselves. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch The Ultimate Stones!

Members $5, Guests $15.

Click here for a flyer.



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



Folk Dancing Club Workshop

 

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

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

Every Sunday

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.

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.

 

 

 

 



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 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.
 
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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