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 – December 2019

Tuesday, November 19th

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 21st

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 22nd

Dark      South Coast Metro Happy Hour

 

Saturday, November 23rd

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.
Contact: Pat Lawrence, (714) 971-3501.

 

5:00 PM       Games Night

Play Taboo, Codenames, Quiddler, Encore, or a game you bring. I do have cats that will be kept in another room. Bring snacks or beverages to share if you like.
Location: Orange. Call or text if you need directions or see Facebook Group events https://www.facebook.com/groups/Orange.County.Mensa.
Contact: Cathy Heflin (818) 813-4143 or text (714) 698-9864.

 

Sunday, November 24th

Dark      OCM Speakers Forum

Our next Speakers Forum will be January 26, 2020. Click here to learn more.

 

Tuesday, November 26th

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 27th

12:35 PM       (almost) Free Lunch

…will not be doing turkey. Let’s try to slip into Bruxie since the students are on break. The menu has been revamped.
Location: 292 N. Glassell St., Orange. Parking can be hard in the area. Best options are on Glassell south of location and the parking lots behind the stores in the plaza.
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

 

Thursday, November 28th

Thanksgiving Day

Dark      Brunch Davidians

 

Friday, November 29th

Dark      Funky Fifth Friday

 

Tuesday, December 3rd

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, December 4th

12:35 PM      LuncH with a Capital H

We’ve been coming to Hollingshead’s for 3 decades! Join us for a sandwich, a chat and maybe midday beer if you are so inclined.
Location: Hollingshead’s Deli, 368 S. Main St., Orange, behind Duke’s Hamburgers, 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.

 

Thursday, December 5th

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, December 6th

5:05 PM      Beerhunters

Join us at Chapman Crafted Beer. They make a nice range of beers. There’s no food but they welcome you bringing food and there are a number of options within a block.
Location: 123 N Cypress St. Orange. Just north of Chapman, one block east of the train station.
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

 

Saturday, December 7th

10:00 AM      Mensa Test

Do you have a friend, co-worker, or relative who might qualify for Mensa? Encourage him or her to take the Mensa test! If you give your Member Voucher Program/MVP discount code to a prospective member, the test is FREE for that individual. ($60 for everyone else.) Reservations are required.
Location: Anaheim: AHMC Medical Office Building, 1211 West LaPalma Ave. (Basement)
Contact: proctor-ms@ocmensa.org OR call Angie Mattson, OCM Testing Coordinator, (714) 974-0847.

 

Sunday, December 8th

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.

10:30 AM      M-Atheists

All are welcome. We join with Atheists United and Meetup for lively, unstructured conversation. Buffet Brunch $19.95 until 11, or order from the lunch menu after 11. We usually have a dedicated meeting room within the restaurant.
Location: Fireside Tavern, located INSIDE the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3131 Bristol St. (just south of the 405), Costa Mesa, (714) 913-9016.
Contact: Joyce Farmer at (949) 494-1780 or joy.farmer555@gmail.com.

 

Monday, December 9th

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, December 10th

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, December 11th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

It’s tamale time of year so we’re going to try a new place. Join us for tamales or other Mexican standards at El Molino de Oro. I’ve been to their other location and the food is good.
Location: 728 N Tustin St. Orange.
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

Thursday, December 12th

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, December 13th

Dark      2nd Friday Happy Hour

7:30 PM      Pub Quiz

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for trivia night. Teams start forming around 7 pm, so come grab some good food and drink. We meet in the back room or outside if the weather is nice.
Location: My Place Sports Bar & Grill, 5452 Commercial Dr., Huntington Beach.
Contact: Cathy Heflin, calendar@ocmensa.org or see OCMensa Facebook group event.

Saturday, December 14th

9:28 AM      Veggie Breakfast

This month there shall be a little change in our routine. We will have a veggie breakfast at a small establishment, popular with the locals.
Location: Cyrano’s Caffé, 7446 E. Chapman Ave., Orange.
Contact: PK, (714) 553-5300 or see event on OC Mensa Facebook group page.

 

Dark      Non-Screaming Politics

 

6:00 – 10:00 PM    OC Mensa’s Annual Holiday Party

See December Oracle or weekly eBlast for location and details. We cordially invite all OC Mensa members and immediate families, or OC Mensa members and one guest.

Tuesday, December 17th

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, December 19th

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, December 20th

5:05 PM      Your Own Personal Pizza (YOPP)

…tucks away into a quiet part of town to avoid the holiday crowds. Join us at Wise Guys Pizzeria for pizza and other Italian food plus 16 beers on tap. Good wine too.
Location: Wise Guys Pizzeria, 7606 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, (at the corner of Newport Ave.)
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

Saturday, December 21st

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.
 

Sunday, December 22nd

Dark      Croquet, Crumpets and Tea

Dark      OCM Speakers Forum

Our next Speakers Forum will be Sunday, January 26, when our topic will be “Forensic Genealogy.”

Tuesday, December 24th

Noon      Out-To-Lunch Bunch

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

Dark       Danny K’s Quiz Night

Wednesday, December 25th

Dark      (almost) Free Lunch

 

Thursday, December 26th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

Please join us at Cafe Rose Express. Typical full lunches priced from about $8 to $16. Fresh salads & pastries. Full lunch menu with daily specials. We’re welcoming, good-natured and friendly.
Location: Cafe Rose Express, 1570 Scenic Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 478-8777.
Contact: David Lubman. If you get lost or have questions my cell phone is (714) 612-6473.

 

Friday, December 27th

Dark      South Coast Metro Happy Hour

Saturday, December 28th

Dark      Games Night

Tuesday, December 31st

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.