Calendar

We have a full schedule of social activities each month, ranging from lunches and happy hours to games nights, discussion groups, trivia, and our Speakers Forum.

All events are open to all Mensa members, and to guests who accompany Mensa members. Events in public places (restaurants, theaters, etc.) are also open to prospective members. RSVPs are not required, except as noted.

The calendar of activities in the Oracle (our monthly newsletter) may include additional events that are open only to Mensa members and their guests. To view the Calendar in the Oracle, please visit American Mensa’s local group newsletters webpage. Have your Mensa log-in info (email address and password) ready.

Once a week, we send an Email Blast — “This Week in OC Mensa” — that lists the activities for the next seven days to each member with an email address on file with American Mensa.

Mensa members only, please: Sign up for the Weekly eBlast, “This Week in OC Mensa.” Use your preferred email address. Receive the OCM activities for the next seven days delivered to your email inbox.

Mensa members: You can schedule your own activity or get-together in next month’s calendar by submitting a Calendar entry to our Calendar Editor at: calendar@ocmensa.org

November, 2018

Thursday, November 1st

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We rendezvous at Nick’s Ristorante & Pizzeria. Mini-pizzas with two toppings for $6; soups and salads $5-6; pasta $7-10. Look for the yellow “M” sign on the table.
Location: 2300 Harbor Blvd., Suite K-1, Costa Mesa. Harbor Center is on the northeast corner of Harbor and Wilson. From the 405 take the Harbor exit and head south to Wilson. From the 55 take the Victoria exit and head east to Harbor, then turn north.
Contact: David Lubman, (714) 898-9099.

Friday, November 2nd

5:05 PM      Beerhunters

Join us at the Gemütliche Bierstube Pub & Grill at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. It’s a casual German-style pub, offering a full bar, German draft beers, German wines & spirits, and domestic beer & wine. They also have a full menu of German food. Happy Hour until 6 PM, including $14 pitchers of Bitburger.
Location:1340 S Sanderson Ave, Anaheim. From the 57 Freeway, exit at Ball Rd., go east, turn right at Phoenix Club Drive and go two blocks south until you see the Phoenix Club on your right.
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

Saturday, November 3rd

7:00 PM      Halloween Party

It‘s a few days after Halloween, but there‘s still time to be scary. Don your costumes (encouraged, but not required) and head on over to the home of Kathryn Goldin and her familiar, Louie, for a spooky evening of great conversation, snacks, wine, beer, and soft drinks. $5 for all members and their guests. Note for those with cynophobia or an allergy to dogs: Louie will be attending, and he‘s a dog even if he won‘t admit it.
Location: Orange.
Contact: Kathryn, (657) 221-8494.

 

Sunday, November 4th

3:00 PM      Board Meeting

The Board meets to handle the business end of Orange County Mensa. All interested OCM members are invited to attend.
Location: John Olsen is hosting us this time in Orange.
Contact: John Olsen (714) 771-3095; or OCM President Greg De Hoogh, president@ocmensa.org or (949) 362-5529.

 

Tuesday, November 6th

Noon      Out-To-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (657) 226-7861  or see weekly OCM eBlast.

 

5:30 PM      Danny K’s Quiz Night

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a nationwide quiz at Danny K’s,
www.buzztime.com/showdown.
Location: 1096 N. Main St., Orange.
Contact: Tim Bentley, cestrian49@yahoo.com.

 

Thursday, November 8th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We meet for lunch at Le Chateau Garden Bistro, Ayers Hotel. Look for the yellow Mensa “M” sign on the table.
Location: 325 S Bristol St., Costa Mesa.
Contact: David Lubman, (714) 898-9099.

 

Friday, November 9th

4:30 PM      2nd Friday Happy Hour

Returns to Village at Tustin Legacy. This time going to Pizza Press.
Location: 15090 Kensington Park Dr., Suite 400, Tustin.
Contact: Valerie Spear, (714) 296-8001, text only until 3 PM weekdays.

 

7:30 PM      Pub Quiz

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a fun trivia night. Please RSVP to Tim’s email or the Facebook Messenger event.
Location: My Place Sports Bar & Grill, 5452 Commercial Dr., Huntington Beach.
Contact: Tim Bentley, cestrian49@yahoo.com.

 

Saturday, November 10th

6:32 PM      Veggie Night Potluck at PKs

November Veggie Night will be a potluck dinner at my house on Saturday this month so we can play games as well. You can RSVP on the Facebook group event and see what others are bringing and list your appetizers, main dish, sides, desserts or beverages you are bringing.
Location: at PKs in Orange. Call for address.
Contact: PK, (714) 553-5300.

 

Sunday, November 11th

1:00 PM      Mensa Qualifying Test

Do you have a friend, co-worker, or relative who might qualify for Mensa? Encourage him or her to take the Mensa test! Today’s test is the Standard Mensa Admission Test Battery. Cost is $60. Reservations are required.
Location: AHMC Medical Office Building, 1211 West La Palma Ave., Anaheim (Basement).
Contact: testing@ocmensa.org OR call Angie Mattson, OCM Testing Coordinator, (714) 974-0847.

 

Monday, November 12th

10:00 PM      Calendar and Oracle Deadline

Submit calendar entries to the Calendar Editor at calendar@ocmensa.org.
Submit Oracle entries (articles and photos) to the Oracle Editor at editor@ocmensa.org.

 

Tuesday, November 13th

Noon      Out-To-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (657) 226-7861, or see weekly OCM eBlast.

 

5:30 PM      Danny K’s Quiz Night

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a nationwide quiz at Danny K’s, www.buzztime.com/showdown.
Location: 1096 N. Main St., Orange.
Contact: Tim Bentley, cestrian49@yahoo.com.

 

Wednesday, November 14th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

…goes for some Mexican home cooking. Join us at a little slice of home, Restaurant Mary. The chile rellenos are amazing!
Location: Restaurant Mary, 1819 S Main St., Santa Ana.
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

 

Thursday, November 15th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We meet for lunch at Souplantation. Look for the yellow Mensa “M” sign on the table.
Location: 11179 Talbert Ave., Fountain Valley (near Costco).
Contact: David Lubman, (714) 898-9099.

 

Friday, November 16th

5:05 PM      3rd Friday at Hollingshead’s

Join us for sandwiches, beer and conversation at Hollingshead’s. We always have a cluster of tables. Beer drinking not required. Trivia begins at 7 PM.
Location: 368 S Main St., Orange, north of the 22 Fwy, south of Chapman. Look for the Deli sign in the corner of the small shopping center.
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

 

Saturday, November 17th

8:30 PM      Theater School Rejects

Come out to what is probably the longest running monthly comedy show in Fountain Valley. Third Saturday of every month, 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Just 5 bucks to see a lineup of 8 to 12 comics and a roast battle or two. If you’ve ever wanted to try comedy, ask me in advance for a 3 minute slot. Several Mensans have tried comedy for the first time at one of these shows. The Theater School Rejects is a comedy show with a flare for the dramatic. We sometimes incorporate comedic scenes and monologues, and on one occasion an entire play. I perform as well, under my stage name, Doug X.
Location: Luminous Center Yoga Studio, 16540 Harbor Blvd., Ste K, Fountain Valley. Corner of Harbor and Heil, in the strip mall with the Animal Medical Center.
Contact: Doug Ecks, dou7g@yahoo.com.

 

Sunday, November 18th

10:00 AM      Disneyland SIG

We visit Disneyland at least one Sunday each month. Our Facebook page offers the opportunity to assist in planning each month’s excursion, www.facebook.com/groups/MensaDisneyBuddies.
Location: The meeting place is inside Disneyland in front of the Fire Station on Main Street.
Contact: Guy Felton: gfeltonlb@verizon.net or Cathy Heflin, (714) 698-9864.

 

3:00 PM      Croquet

Enjoy a round of croquet at the San Clemente home of Tom Streeter and Kristine Calitri. All mallets, wickets, and balls will be provided. Newcomers welcome! No door charge. Directions/contact: See Crumpets and Tea, below.

4:00 PM      Crumpets and Tea

Enjoy crumpets and tea at the San Clemente home of Tom Streeter and Kristine Calitri. Newcomers welcome! No door charge.
Directions: San Clemente.
Contact: Tom or Kristine at (949) 668-3468 for details/encouragement, or visit http://tinyurl.com/ocmcrumpets.

 

Tuesday, November 20th

Noon      Out-To-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (657) 226-7861, or see weekly OCM eBlast.

 

5:30 PM      Danny K’s Quiz Night

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a nationwide quiz at Danny K’s,
www.buzztime.com/showdown.
Location: 1096 N. Main St., Orange.
Contact: Tim Bentley, cestrian49@yahoo.com.

 

Thursday, November 22nd

Dark      Brunch Davidians

Friday, November 23rd

Dark      South Coast Metro Happy Hour

 

Saturday, November 24th

10:00 AM      Oracle Mailing

Help label, bundle, and count next month’s issue of the Oracle at Pat Lawrence’s home in Garden Grove.
Location: Garden Grove.
Contact: Pat Lawrence, (714) 971-3501.

 

5:00 PM      Games Night – Orange Park Acres

Play Taboo, Codenames, Quiddler, Ticket to Ride, Hot Seat, Charades or a game you bring. Later games will be Encore and maybe some Karaoke. I do have two cats that will be kept in another room.
Location: Cathy’s home, Orange.
Contact: Cathy Heflin (714) 698-9864, calendar@ocmensa.org

 

Tuesday, November 27th

Noon      Out-To-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (657) 226-7861 or see weekly OCM eBlast.

 

5:30 PM      Danny K’s Quiz Night

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a nationwide quiz at Danny K’s,
www.buzztime.com/showdown.
Location: 1096 N. Main St., Orange.
Contact: Tim Bentley, cestrian49@yahoo.com.

 

Wednesday, November 28th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

…gives modern Vietnamese quick eats a try at Nguyen’s Kitchen. The menu is tight with banh mi, noodles and appetizers. Special note to Linda Kapiloff: the garlic noodles are serious. http://www.nguyenskitchen.com.
Location: 445 S Main St., Ste. B, Orange, just north of La Veta on the East side of the street.
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

 

Thursday, November 29th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

On the occasional fifth Thursday we meet at Maru Sushi. Many non-Sushi choices also. About $12. Look for the Mensa ‘M’ sign.
Location: 1500 Adams Ave. #100M, Costa Mesa.
Contact: David Lubman, (714) 898-9099.

Friday, November 30th

5:00 PM      Funky Fifth Happy Hour

Funky Fifth Happy Hour goes to Tokyo Table in Diamond Jamboree Irvine. We have been here for Halloween weekend for many years. There was no fifth Friday in October this year, but I did not want to miss this place, so November will do this year.
Location: Tokyo Table, 2710 Alton Pkwy. #101, Irvine.
Contact: Valerie Spear, (714) 296-8001, text only until 3 PM weekdays.