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.

To protect the privacy of our hosts, home addresses and personal email addresses are not listed on this website. Current members of Orange County Mensa can access this information in the current Oracle newsletter or the weekly eBlast.

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: 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

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our normally scheduled in-person events are on hiatus, some are virtual, but some are back to in-person! 

 

 

Thursday, May 19

5:00 PM           LOT (Last Odd Thursday)

LOT – It’s Last Odd Thursday.  If you’ve had your vaccination then come out and hang with us.  It’s our al fresco Happy Hour which will be held in our renovated front yard this year. Bring a snack to share if you are so moved.

Location: Orange.  See Oracle or weekly eBlast for address.

Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095

 

Friday, May 20

11:00 AM        Tour of Sherman Library and Gardens

Mensans and guests are going on a 1-hour guided tour of Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar.  We’ll meet our tour guide inside the main entrance on Coast Highway.  Following the tour, we have reservations for lunch at 12:15 PM at 608 Dahlia Restaurant in the gardens for those who indicated in their reservation that they want to join our group for lunch. Note: Advance reservations were REQUIRED. You needed to have reserved by Friday, May 6 for this tour.

Cost: $5 entrance fee; free for Sherman members.  No cost for the tour.  See the Sherman website for lunch menu and prices. https://608dahlia.com/lunch-menu

Location: 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar

Contact: Angie Mattson, communications@ocmensa.org or 714-974-0847 (home), 714-404-7766 (cell).

 

Tuesday, May 24

5:00 PM           Danny K’s Quiz Night

See May 3 entry.

 

 

Wednesday, May 25

12:35 PM         (almost) FREE LUNCH

We’re feeling like sushi.  Maybe you are too.  If, like my wife Thea, you don’t do raw fish, don’t worry.  There are plenty of cooked dishes like chicken teriyaki at Orange Roll & Sushi.

Location: Orange Roll & Sushi, 139 West 1st St. Ste. A, Tustin (at El Camino Real).

Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095

 

Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30

San Diego Mensa Regional Gathering (RG)

Looking for a fun way to spend Memorial Day Weekend? Join San Diego Mensa for “uRGe 2022: Through the Looking Glass.” Go for the entire weekend or just one or two days.

For details see:

https://sandiegomensa.org/events/regional-gathering/

Location: Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego.

Contact: Jenn Morris, SD Mensa RG Chair, rgchair@sandiegomensa.org.

 

Tuesday, May 31

5:00 PM           Danny K’s Quiz Night

See May 3 entry.

 

Friday, June 3

5:05 PM         Beerhunters

Beerhunters – Join us at Chapman Crafted Beer. They make a nice range of beers.  There’s food available now.

Location: 123 N. Cypress St., Orange.  Just north of Chapman, one block east of the train station.

Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095 (text if you need help finding us).

 

Saturday, June 4

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM              Mensa Youth Origami Lesson & Puzzle Play

All Mensa youth are invited to join origami expert (and Mensan) Marti Reis as she gives our youth a class on origami.  Supplies will be provided, and Marti also has an impressive three-dimensional puzzle collection for youth who want to puzzle.  What a great opportunity to learn together!

Contact: Please see Oracle newsletter or weekly eBlast for details.

Who May Attend: If you are (a) a Mensan under the age of 18 you must attend with a parent or guardian present to oversee your participation, or (b) if you are a Mensan who has child(ren) below age 18 you must attend to oversee your child(ren)’s participation.

Location: Garden Grove

 

7:00 PM         Open House

Our Open House party is at the home of Robert Savenye in Tustin this month   Come over and enjoy an evening of food, drink, socializing, witty conversation and of course bad puns.  Mensa members and their accompanied guests only.  $5 each.  Host requires that all attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Location:  Tustin.  See Oracle or weekly eBlast for address.

Contact: Robert: 949-517-8987

 

Tuesday, June 7

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a nationwide trivia quiz at Danny K’s.  It’s on Tuesday nights and we start at 5:00 PM, but there is another game that starts at 5:30 PM for those who can’t make it at 5:00 PM.  One time we were 3rd in the nation.  The questions cover a wide range of topics.  For more information as to how this works, please contact Tim Bentley.

Location: Danny K’s Billiard & Sports Bar.  1096 N. Main St., Orange. dannyks.com

Contact: Tim Bentley,  cestrian49@yahoo.com

 

Wednesday, June 8

1:00 PM         LuncH with a Capital H

We’ve been coming to Hollingshead’s for 3 decades!  Great sandwiches and beer if you’re a midday kind of person.  We’re arriving later to avoid the office rush.

Location: Hollingshead’s Deli, 368 S Main St., Orange.  Behind Victory Diner.  North of the 22 Fwy, south of Chapman.  Look for Deli sign in the corner of a small shopping center.

Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095

 

Saturday, June 11

12:00 PM       Inland Empire Mensa Zoom

Inland Empire Mensans who live in Riverside and San Bernardino counties now or in the past are scattered in different Mensa chapters.  Come join us to meet virtually and join your fellow Inland Empire Mensans for Mensa style ZOOM discussions.  We continue to experiment with presenting a topic for this month.  By no means is everyone totally restricted to the topic of the month, but it offers us something to think about and bring to the chat.  Topic for June is: How has the virus changed your life for the worse?  Have there been any silver linings?  We meet virtually every second Saturday of the month from 12 noon to about 1:30 PM.  See Oracle newsletter or weekly eBlast for details.

Contact: Questions?  Joan Francis

 

Monday, June 13

10:00 PM       Calendar and Oracle Deadlines

Submit July calendar entries to the Calendar Editor at Calendar@ocmensa.org 

Submit July Oracle entries (articles & photos) to the Oracle Editor at Editor@ocmensa.org

 

 

Tuesday, June 14

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See June 7 entry.

 

Tuesday, June 21

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See June 7 entry.

 

Thursday, June 23

5:00 PM         LOT (Last Odd Thursday)

LOT – It’s Last Odd Thursday.  If you’ve had your vaccination then come out and hang with us.  It’s our al fresco Happy Hour which will be held in our renovated front yard this year. Bring a snack to share if you are so moved, but we have plenty of beer.

Location: Orange.  See Oracle or weekly eBlast for address.

Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095

 

Tuesday, June 28

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See June 7 entry.

 

Wednesday, June 29

12:35 PM       (almost) FREE LUNCH

Goes for the pho (and other Vietnamese and Chinese dishes) at Long Hai in Tustin.  The pho is very good here and my wife loves their broccoli beef.

Location: 682 El Camino Real, Tustin (tucked all the way back in the corner of the El Camino Plaza shopping center) between 6th and Newport Ave.

Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095

 

Wednesday through Sunday, July 6-10

The National Mensa Annual Gathering (AG) happens in Sparks, Nevada (Reno area).