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Can Do Club Wheelchair Dancing on July 31

On Thursday, July 31 from 10 - 11 a.m. at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Conference Room One, Joe Torres, Dance Director of the Wheelchair Dancers Organization will present an hour of music, titled "Discover you Inner Spirit for Dance and Music." This presentation is in conjunction with the Can-Do-Club.

For more information, call Teri Brown at 714 378-5022.

Please click here for a flyer with more information.

 



Philosophy Club meeting on Aug. 3

A newly formed club, "The Philosophy Club," will feature a guest speaker, question and answer period and an exchange of ideas.  The club will hold meetings on the first Sunday of every month in Clubhouse 2, Dining Rooms 2 & 3.

The next meeting is set for Aug. 3 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.. Guest speaker will be Dr. Charles Young from Claremont College, speaking on the substance and point of Aristotle's so-called "TheDoctrine of the Mean."

There is no fee and everyone is invited.

For information and to join the new club, call Katherine Baum at 457-0251.



Alzheimer's Association Club Meeting on August 8

On Friday, August 8, at 10 am at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2, Leslie Gibola, OTR/L from Adapt 2 It will present "Safety at Home and Assistive Technology." She will focus on strategies for a safe lifestyle and new technology that allows increased independence when living with disabilities.

 Interim Healthcare is the sponsor who will provide light refreshments. The 24/7 Helpline for the Alzheimer's Association is 800.272.3900. For information call Sunshine at 568-4100.

 



Camera Club Speaker on Aug. 11

On Monday, Aug. 11, guest speaker Ralph Valasco will speak about "Capturing the Essence of a Place with Your Travel Photography," at 6:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2.

He will discuss the importance of a Shot List for creating a cultural potrait of any destination.He will define the Shot List and explain how to effectively crate and use one in order to bring back a more interesting a well-rounded set of images from your travels.

Everyone welcome. Non-member admission fee of $3 collected at the door.



Atheist Club Meeting on August 14

Danie Dennett is a philosopher, scientist and director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and professor at Tafts University. He received many awards and has published many books and articles.

Dennett's lecture "Good Reasons For Believing In God," which was filmed at a previous Atheist Alliance International Convention, will be shown at the August club meeting on Thursday, August 14 at 2:30-5:30 p.m. 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.

Click here for a flyer.



Baby Boomers Club Saturday Night Dance Aug.16

Baby Boomers Club Saturday Night Dance is August 16, Clubhouse 5, featuring “The Shenanigans” Band.  This band plays a great variety of dance songs from 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. This is Beach Night, so dress like you’re off to the beach for an evening of dancing.

Doors open for Social Hour at 6:00 p.m.and the music starts at 7:00 p.m..  Pay at the door, $5 club members, $10 guests. You’re welcome to bring food or snacks. GRF host bar.

Visit their website http://www.theshenanigansband.com

Click here for a flyer.



Vendors Club Marketplace and Treasures Sale on Aug. 16

Vendors Club will hold their August Marketplace and Treasures Sale on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Clubhouse 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The sale will feature vintage collectibles, handicrafts, household items and much more.

For information, call Sue at 699-4927.

 



Upcoming Kiwanis Club Events

Kiwanis meets Mondays at 11:45 AM in Clubhouse 2, Main Dining Room.  Visitors are welcome.  Lunch is $8 for members and guests.   Call Jim Burge at  830-9120 for a luncheon reservation.

August 4

The speaker will be Deputy Cary Buechler of the Orange County Sherrif’s Department. Deputy Buechler will be addressing the latest scams being worked in the village and what residents can do to protect themselves from the scammers. The Chair of the Day is John Dalis.

August 11

The speaker will be Tim from 4Paws4Patriots. This is a 501©(3) non-profit organization that trains and provides service dogs, vocational training and equipment to disabled American veterans. They also provide food and supplies as needed to support the care and welfare of the service dog. The Chair of the Day will be Jim Kane.

August 18

The speaker will be Olive Magee Warner. Olive is a new member of the Saddleback Kiwanis club with a very interesting background. Born in Ireland, she worked as a teacher and later graduated from Loyola  LA Law School. She worked as a Probate Trusts & Estates Attorney for 35 years. Mrs. Warner will discuss some of the legal pitfalls that seniors need to be aware of.   The Chair of the Day will be Jim Burge.

August 25

The speaker will be Deputy Brian Gunsolley of the Orange County Sheriff Department. Deputy Gunsolley is the School Resource Officer for Laguna Hills. Many parents when faced with a drug addicted child kick them out of their home. Sometimes well meaning grandparents in our village take them in with tragic results. He will be discussing the problem and how to recognize and deal with it. The Chair of the Day will be Sandy Verrall.

Thursday August 28

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



American Italia Club Luau Dinner Dance on Sept. 16

The American Italia Club is having a Luau Dinner Dance on Tuesday, Sept. 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.

The buffet will consist of various salads, honey chicken, spareribs, scalloped pineapple, fried rice, fruit platter, and coconut meringue pie for dessert.  Wine will be served with the meal.

The Jim Gilman Trio will provide dance music.  Reservations are a must.  Members, $20 and guests, $23. Call Louise Pampuro at 855-4279 for your reservations.  Dress code is Hawaiian.



Village Publishing Club Storytelling Extravaganza on Sept. 17

Storytelling Extravaganza on Sept. 17.

Deadline for story submission on July 17.

Everybody loves a good story and everybody has a good story to tell.

Contact us at villagepublishing.com or 707-5156.



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 Two, Dining Room Three on Thursdays between 9:15 a.m. and noon.

Annual dues are $10.

During 2013, members and friends made 156 "Comfort Bears" for young patients in the Emergency Room at Saddleback Hospital. Patterns are available for the bears as well as other favorite charity projects.

Questions: call Bess, 470-9175 or Anne Marie, 768-8119.



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.



Atheist Club Donates to Foundation of Laguna Woods Village

The Atheist Club is not a big club with big dollars, but the club members collectively have a big heart and a big desire to help the community and support the efforts of a very worthy organization, the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village.

Pictured right: Marion Levine, Foundation of Laguna Woods President, receives check for $250 from the Atheist Club's president, Sally Rosoff and Sunshine Lutey, Atheist Club's publicist and president of the Alzheimer's Association and Sunshine Performance Clubs.



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 12:45PM 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 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. Bingo on that card, you will be paid extra. Game pay-outs are usually $120 to $250. 
 



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