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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.

Club press releases or requests for club webpages can be sent to heather.rasmussen@pcm-inc.org. We'd love to hear from you!



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, May 25

No Meeting -- Memorial Day Holiday

Thursday, May 28

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



Cat Club Spotlight Kitty for May

Mandy is loving, curious, active with very excellent kitty habits..  She is a beautiful kitty with a sweet disposition, striking eyes and a magnificent tail. Mandy has done well with another cat, showing her playful nature and also grooming the other cat. She is equally friendly with humans and you will find her following you and sitting very close. This furry girl would enjoy the companionship of another cat and would probably do fine with a cat friendly dog as well. However, she would also do well as an only kitty, as she is exceptionally adaptable.  She will delight you with her soft purr and gentle meow. In the span of her one year of life she lost her first owner to assisted living and her second owner passed away suddenly.  This special kitty needs a forever home where she can feel safe and secure.  If you'd like to know more or arrange to meet Mandy, please phone Nancy at 949 951-2760 or email; nancydykema@comline.com.



Video Club of Laguna Woods

 

Click here for the May edition of Videogram, a newsletter with all of the Video Club's upcoming events.

 



Village Publishing Club Meeting on May 20

Write your memoir and make history.  Our guest speaker, Douglas Westfall, is an author, publisher, and teacher and has published America's history for 25 years.  Don't miss hearing him talk about the importance of recording your personal history and how to go about publishing your own life story.  Meeting is on Wednesday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 3.  Contact Peggy Edwards at 707-5156.



Friends of the Village to Present CAI Speaker on May 22

Friends of the Village (FOV) is proud to have as our speaker this month Ms. Kathy Gonzales, Executive Director of the Orange County Regional Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI).  She will be speaking about HOA governance, finances, and management/services from CAI’s perspective.  Part of the presentation will be a comparison of how these things work in two or three example communities.  A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

CAI is a national organization dedicated to providing resources, tools and education for board members, community managers, association management companies and other product and service providers. CAI presents the latest news, trends, laws and issues affecting common-interest communities and the 60-plus million Americans who call them home.  Find out more on Friday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m. in Dining Rooms 2 and 3 of the Greens/19 Building.

FOV meets regularly on the 4th Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Greens Building.  Reminder:  We are always looking for Caring Heart Award candidates, people who work unselfishly behind the scenes and are not usually recognized for their kind and generous acts.  If you know someone who deserves this award, please contact Judy Gaither at jlgaither5726@gmail.com or phone (615) 478-3787.



New Jersey Club Family-Style Dinner on May 25

Make reservations now for the May 25 New Jersey Club, "Coming to America" family-style All-American dinner catered by Jolanda.  The menu includes baked chicken, barbecued ribs, potato salad, cole slaw, backed beans, and corn bread with apple pie ala mode for dessert.  Diners may wet their whistles at the no-host bar.

The Neil Diamond Experience will supplement the gustatory happening with entertainment befitting the occasion.  Dress code is red, white, and blue outfits reflecting the mode of the evening.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 5, Main Lounge.  Cost for members is $14, guests welcome for $19. Checks payable to the New Jersey Club and mail to Betty DuVall, 334-D Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA  92637.  Questions: call 461-9390.



The Rainbow Club Game Night May 30

The Rainbow Club is hosting a Game Night on Saturday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 6.

Bring your Uno, Monopoly, Mexican Train dominoes, Contract Rummy, or other favorite game, and be prepared to have fun!  Refreshments will be served. Members only; prospective new members are welcome. Members' guests are also welcome for a $5 charge.

The Rainbow Club is the social organization for the LGBT community in Laguna Woods Village.

For information call Larry (581-2765) or Joyce (770-2541).



Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club on June 4

The Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club, W6LY, will meet on June 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 3.  In addition to regular business, the ARRL 2015 Field Day preparation and Orange County Fire Watch will be discussed.  Upcoming events will be highlighted for FCC licensed amateur radio operators and club members.  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.



Baby Boomers Dance on June 27

On June 27 at Clubhouse 5, the Baby Boomers Club will have a dance featuring Retro Station.

For over 20 years, Michelle Giacopuzzi has successfully provided top quality live music throughout California. Lead by Ms Giacopuzzi, Retro Station is a group of talented musicians and singers that will create the atmosphere for  fun at our June 27 dance.

When: 6:00 p.m. for members and one guest; 6:30 p.m. for guests

Cost: $5 members;$15 quests

Music starts at 7:00 p.m.

GRF no host bar. Please no outside alcohol.



International Folk Dancing Club

May Events

Click here for the flyer.

 

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

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 requests and occasional teaching

Bring snacks to share.                 

Guest teachers to be announced.
Clubhouse 2, 241112 Moulton Parkway



The Laguna Woods Cat Club would Like to Thank You

 

Our Spring Boutique was an amazing success, thanks to great vendors, amazing volunteers and enthusiastic shoppers.  Thanks to all!  We set a new record of $3,257.00 - all for kitty rescue, fostering and adoption here in the Village.



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, 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.

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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