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Be Our Guest: Special Events, Dinners and More this Month at the Village

Upcoming Bus Excursions and New Reservation System

The Department of Recreation Services implemented the new bus excursion reservation system. Reservations will be made via a lottery instead of by phone. Residents can enter a lottery “card” in person at the Recreation office or via email at Lottery cards may be submitted for up to four excursions at a time (most current four excursions only). One card may hold up to two seats only. Requests received by email will receive a reply receipt via email. Information will be entered into a spreadsheet for randomization. The lottery deadline is three weeks prior to each excursion. Cards will be drawn on each excursion’s lottery deadline, and Residents with reservations will be contacted within 48 hours. Those not drawn will be placed on a wait list and will be called in order as cancellations are received.

Residents may email or visit the Recreation office starting today to submit lottery cards.  

Upcoming bus excursions: 

  • Mission San Juan Capistrano: Wednesday, May 15 (lottery 4/24) 
  • Angels baseball (1:07 p.m. game time): Sunday, June 9 (lottery 5/20) 
  • Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach (4 p.m.): Wednesday, July 17 (lottery 6/26)

Bus excursion dates and/or locations are subject to change. For more information, call 949-597-4273 or email

Cycling Class with Alisha

Join instructor Alisha Sullivan for indoor cycling, a low-impact, cardiovascular workout that builds muscle strength and endurance, and burns calories. Cost is $40 for an eight-week session; classes are held in the Clubhouse 5 Fitness Room. 

  • Monday session: April 29 to June 17, 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday session: April 30 to June 18, 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday session: May 1 to June 19, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday session: May 2 to June 20, 7 a.m.

Any athletic shoe or cycling shoe with SPD clips can be worn; bring a small towel and water bottle. Register in the Clubhouse 5 office or Recreation office, or by calling Recreation at 949-597-4273. 

Painting Class with Penni Rubin

“Acrylic Painting Using Design Elements,” every Friday for six weeks beginning April 26, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 Multipurpose Room.Painters can learn to use design elements as a way to enhance their work in all mediums. Class will cover composition, color theory, ways to speed your painting and develop your skills. Students may bring in samples of their work to the first class for critique. $96 fee; materials not included. For Residents only. Preregistration is required in the Clubhouse 5 office or Recreation office. Call 949-597-4832 for more information. 

7th Annual Art Affair

Saturday, April 27, Clubhouse 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Recreation and Special Events Department is excited to host the 7th Annual Art Affair, where Resident artwork is showcased and available for purchase for lasting enjoyment and appreciation. Entertainment will be provided by The Woods Combo from noon to 4 p.m. Food will be available for purchase by Martinez Catering; complimentary beer and wine will be available while supplies last. For more information, call 949-597-4382or email

Saturday Night Dance: The Suffragettes

Saturday, April 27, Clubhouse 5 Main Lounge. Doors open at 6 p.m.; band starts at 6:30 p.m. This all-girl cover band plays songs from the 1970s to today’s hits and cover many genres including, pop, rock, R&B, country and even a little Latin. Tickets are $5 at the door. The GRF no-host bar is open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 949-597-4382 or email 

Fashion Makeup: Classic to Glamour

Tuesday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clubhouse 2 Main Lounge. Rodolfo will teach you how work with today’s cosmetics so your look will be flawless and on trend. Part I teaches the fundamentals while you create an everyday, Classic Face style. Learn how to care for your skin, use makeup brushes and properly apply foundation, eye shadows, eyeliner, mascara, powder, blush and lipstick. Part II shows participants how to transform the Classic Face to a Glamorous Face for evenings and special events. Techniques include smokey eye, highlighting and contouring, bronzing and creating a pouty lip. Class is $65. All makeup and tools will be provided. Materials provided for class use only. Register in the Recreation office or the Clubhouse 2 office. For more information, call 949-597-4273 or email

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Sunday, May 5, Clubhouse 2. Doors and the GRF no-host bar open at 5 p.m.; dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Martinez Catering’s all-you-can-eat menu features chile rellenos, chicken enchiladas, steak fajitas, rice and beans, salad with assorted toppings, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, tres leches cake and flan. $2 margaritas. Entertainment by Mariachi Los Potrillos. Tickets are $18.50 and are on sale at the Clubhouse 2 office. For more information, call 949-597-4286 or email 

2019 Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner to Benefit Foundation of Laguna Woods Village 

On Saturday, May 18, the Laguna Woods Men’s Golf Club and Laguna Woods Village will co-sponsor the 11thannual 2019 Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner benefit for the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village. The Foundation of Laguna Woods Village helps affected Residents face such challenges by offering financial assistance to buy food, pay for utilities, purchase medications, arrange for caregiver services, provide for transportation and more. 

The event is open to all Residents and their friends and families. The tournament will be a four-person scramble and will conclude with a dinner at Clubhouse 2. Entry for golf includes a shirt, a hat, golf balls, a cooling towel, a goody bag, range balls, lunch, dinner, host bar, cash drawings, raffles and prizes. The entry fee per golfer is $120; the price per nonplaying dinner guest is $50. Entry deadline is Tuesday, May 7. Entry forms are available in the pro shops and at most clubhouses, or at For more information, contact Bob Napack at 949-533-5637 or John Soule at 951-550-9195.

An Evening of Pour and Paint 

Monday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Clubhouse 1 Art Room. Come for a night of paint, wine and fun. Relax, meet new people and recreate a masterpiece. A $28 per-person fee includes all art supplies and two glasses of wine. Aprons will be provided. Register in the Clubhouse 1 office starting Monday, April 22, for the May 20 “Basket Floral” session. Only 20 spaces available for the session. Call 949-597-4281 or email for more information. 

Reserve Village Facilities for Your Festive Events

Laguna Woods Village offers Residents seven reservable community facilities for birthdays, anniversaries and gatherings that can accommodate two individuals to dinner parties of up to 400 guests and anywhere in between. To view the calendar, visit the Village website, click Amenities, click Recreation and scroll to Facility Rental for availability and other details. Reservations can be made emailing, calling 949-597-4273 or visiting Recreation in the Community Center. 


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