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

 

 

 

April, 2018

Tuesday, April 24th

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, April 25th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

We’re back at Rockfire Grill in Santa Ana where fresh baked flatbreads rule the day. You can get pizzas, burgers and sandwiches all flatbread style.

Location: 1945 East 17th Street, Santa Ana (next to Gold’s Gym and Chipotle).

Contact::John Olsen (714) 771-3095.

 

Thursday, April 26th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We are now meeting at Cafe Rose Express, www.caferoseexpress.com. Look for the yellow “M” sign.

Location: 1570 Scenic Ave.,Costa Mesa, (949) 478-8777.

Contact: David Lubman, (714) 898-9099.

 

Friday, April 27th

4:30 PM      South Coast Metro Happy Hour

…is going old school again. Gulliver’s Restaurant has happy hour specials that include a free selection of nibbles if you are ordering a drink…or you can order off the pub menu.

Location: 18482 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine.

Contact: Valerie, (714) 296-8001, text only until 3PM weekdays.

 

Saturday, April 28th

5:00 PM      Games Night Orange Park Acres

Taboo, Pictionary, Encore, Boggle, Charades, Dictionary, Quiddler, Scrabble, or a game you bring. If you like you may bring snacks or beverages to share.

Location: At Cathy’s new place in Orange Park Acres.

Contact: Cathy, (714) 698-9864.

 

 

May, 2018

 

Tuesday, May 1st

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, May 3rd

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, May 4th

5:00 PM      Beerhunters

We’re checking out Board & Brew in The Village at Tustin Legacy. 16 beers on tap accompany sandwiches and salads. We’ll keep an eye out for Rover.
Location: 15040 Kensington Park Dr., Suite 200, Tustin (near Edinger and Tustin Ranch Rd.)
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

 

Saturday, May 5th

7:00 PM      Open House

At the home of Robert Savenye in Tustin. Do attend and enjoy an evening of good food, tasty beverages, socializing, sparkling conversation and of course bad puns. Just $5 each for members and their guests who accompany them.
Location: At the home of Robert Savenye in Tustin
Contact: Robert (714) 544-5016.

 

Sunday, May 6th

6:30 PM      Veggie Night

A new addition to our Veggie Night lineup: Vegan Nirvana in Huntington Beach. Join us for a delicious vegan meal!
Location: 7862 Warner Ave #110, Huntington Beach. Cross streets are Warner Ave. and Beach Blvd. off the 405 freeway exit Warner Ave. West.
Contact: Steven, RSVP required by noon Sunday. See Oracle or weekly eBlast for contact info.

 

Tuesday, May 8th

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, May 9th

12:35 PM       (almost) Free Lunch

Ready for a bratwurst on a roll, maybe a true Reuben or a liverwurst sandwich? Join us at Mattern Sausage & Meats for German lunch treats. German beers are available for those who don’t have to go back to work.
Location: Mattern Sausage & Meats, 4327 E Chapman Ave, Orange.
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

 

Thursday, May 10th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

Location: Le Chateau Garden Bistro, Ayers Hotel, 325 S Bristol St., Costa Mesa.
Contact: David Lubman, (714) 898-9099.

5:30 PM      8-Ball Brigade

Meets at our longtime home, Danny K’s. Drop by to shoot some pool (it’s free), grab a bite, and enjoy a drink and some conversation. Look for the “OCM 8-Ball Brigade” sign or the yellow and black “Mensa” symbol. Please RSVP.
Location: 1096 N. Main St., Orange, just south of Katella.
Contact: Sean, (949) 616-6562, or Danny K’s, (714) 771-9707 or www.dannyks.com

 

Friday, May 11th

4:30 PM      2nd Friday Happy Hour

…goes to Pier 76. This new place offers $4 beer wine and yes Sangria. They also have Chowder Fries…and other specials on for food. Hope to see you there.
Location: 15080 Kensington Park Dr Ste 330, Tustin.
Contact: Valerie Spear 714-296-8001, text only until 3PM weekdays.

 

Dark      South County Happy Hour (SoCoHaHo)

7:00 PM      Gifted Youth SUPER SCIENCE!

Join our Gifted Youth Coordinator Sarah Whittenberg, along with members who have children and youth who are members, to get a little messy but gain a lot of knowledge! Science is an everyday wonder that youth can learn more about by simply using ordinary household supplies. Their actions will create amazing reactions in fun investigations exploring static electricity, oil and water, sinking versus floating, and color morphing and layering. Bring your own beverages and a snack/dessert to share. RSVP required.
Location: At the home of Sarah Whittenberg.
Contact: Sarah, giftedyouth@ocmensa.org, (714) 329-7521 cell/text.

 

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, May 12th

10:00 AM      Standard Mensa Qualifying Test

1:00 PM        Culture Fair Test

Do you have a friend, co-worker, or relative who might qualify for Mensa? Encourage him or her to take the Mensa test! 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, May 14th

10:00 PM      Calendar and Oracle Deadline

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

 

Tuesday, May 15th

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, May 17th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

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

Friday, May 18th

5:05 PM      3rd Friday at Hollingshead’s

You know the drill (or at least you should). Join us for craft beer, sandwiches and conversation. If you’re new, and you don’t know the drill, you can come too.
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.

 

Sunday, May 20th

9:00 AM      Parents of Gifted Youth Support Group

Our monthly meeting for parents of gifted youth. Mensans who are parents, as well as non-Mensans who are the parents of youth members, are welcome. Grandparents too! But please leave the kids at home. PLEASE RSVP so I know to expect you.
Location: Starbucks, 2302 E 17th St., Santa Ana.
Contact: Sarah Whittenberg, Gifted Youth Coord., giftedyouth@ocmensa.org, (714) 329-7521 cell/text.

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.
Location/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.
Location: San Clemente.
Contact: Tom or Kristine at (949) 668-3468 for details/encouragement.

 

5:00 PM      Boudin SF Bakery/Café – So Coast Plaza

Join us for a light supper before the free Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra concert. Sandwiches made with classic San Francisco sourdough bread, salads, soups, pizza. Look for the yellow Mensa sign. We will then walk to the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for the free concert.
Location: South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa.

 

7:00 PM      Free Concert – Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

Enjoy the orchestra’s season finale conducted by Roger Kalia, who was the guest speaker at OC Mensa’s Anniversary Brunch in April. Walk with us from Boudin SF Bakery/Café or meet in the lobby at 6:30 PM. Look for the yellow Mensa sign. Seating is not reserved, but we will try to sit together as a group.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. For information about the concert and to “buy” your free ticket, go to:
www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/psyo-finale-18
Location: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.
Contact: Angie Mattson, (714) 974-0847 or (714) 404-7766 (cell), communications@ocmensa.org

 

Tuesday, May 22nd

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, May 23th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

– heads back to a favorite Thai place. Join us at Sutha Thai Kitchen.
Location: 1161 Irvine Blvd, Tustin. North side of the street, 2 blocks East of Newport.
Contact: John Olsen (714) 771-3095.

Thursday, May 24th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We are now meeting at Cafe Rose Express, www.caferoseexpress.com. Look for the yellow “M” sign on the table.
Location: 1570 Scenic Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 478-8777.
Contact: David Lubman, (714) 898-9099.

 

Friday, May 25th – Monday, May 28th

San Diego Regional Gathering

Looking for a fun way to spend Memorial Day weekend? Join San Diego Area Mensa for “San Diego uRGe: Through the Kaleidoscope.” For details, see:
http://www.sandiegomensa.org/events/regional-gathering
Location: Town & Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108, PH: 619-291-7131.

 

Friday, May 25th

4:30 PM      South Coast Metro Happy Hour

…goes to Silver Trumpet. New American food with a Mediterranean spin. Tapas and drink specials.
Location: 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa.
Contact: Valerie, (714) 296-8001, text only until 3PM weekdays.

 

Saturday, May 26th

10:00 AM       Oracle Mailing LOCATION CHANGE

Help label, bundle, and count next month’s issue of the Oracle at Cathy Heflin’s in Orange Park Acres. (Note: this month’s location was changed after the May Oracle was printed, so the location in the printed Oracle is now incorrect. This is the correct location.)
Location: Orange Park Acres
Contact: Cathy, (714) 698-9864

 

4:30 PM      Games Night – Food Court at The Shops at Mission Viejo

Taboo, Pictionary, Codenames, Boggle, Qwirkle, Quiddler, Scrabble, or a game you bring.
Directions: Exit the San Diego (5) Freeway at Crown Valley Parkway. Turn to the east (left if going southbound, right if going northbound), and go 0.3 miles to The Shops Blvd. Turn right at The Shops Blvd and follow the signs to the mall. The food court is near the center of the mall, on the second floor.
Contact: Steven. See Oracle or weekly eBlast for contact info.

 

Sunday, May 27th

5:00 PM      South Bay Sunday Salon

The Marmalade Café in El Segundo is our destination this month. If it’s warm, we’ll sit outside in the patio. Marmalade’s menu is at http://marmaladecafe.com/locations/el-segundo/dinner-menu-el-segundo/. They have the best chicken pot pie in California, and even their veggies are wonderful. RSVP’s are great but if you forget, we’ll squeeze you in.
Location: 2014 Park Place, just east of Sepulveda, and between Rosecrans and El Segundo boulevards.
Contact: Vickey (310) 897-2130

Tuesday, May 29th

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, May 31st

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.

 

5:00 PM      LOT (Last Odd Thursday)

It’s our (usually) al fresco Happy Hour. Enjoy a beverage or two on our front deck. Bring a snack to share if you are so moved.
Location: Orange.
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.