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:

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! 


Tuesday, August 2

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.

Contact: Tim Bentley,


Friday, August 5

5:05 PM         Beerhunters

Beerhunters – goes for pizza and beer at Riip Pizzeria and Taproom.  They make excellent beers plus offer both thin slice and Detroit style deep dish pan pizza.  Salads, wings and mac n’ cheese round out the menu.

Location: Riip Pizzeria and Taproom, 19171 Magnolia Street, Huntington Beach.

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


Saturday, August 6

7:00 PM         Open House

We return to the home of Ann Harvey and Barry Ader for an enjoyable evening of food, drink, and socializing.  Mensa members and their accompanied guests only.  $5 each. Host requires that all attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Location: Huntington Beach.

Contact: Ann or Barry at (714) 962-6443


Monday, August 8

10:00 PM       Calendar and Oracle Deadlines

Submit September calendar entries to the Calendar Editor at .

Submit September Oracle entries (articles & photos) to the Oracle Editor at .


Tuesday, August 9

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See August 2 entry.


Wednesday, August 10

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, August 13

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 meet virtually every second Saturday of the month from 12 noon to about 1:30 PM.

See Oracle or weekly eBlast for Zoom connection info.

Contact: Questions?  Joan Francis at


Tuesday, August 16

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See August 2 entry.


Tuesday, August 23

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See August 2 entry.


Thursday, August 25

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.

Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095


Friday, August 26

6:00 PM to 8:00+ PM  Gifted Youth: Movie & Picnic by the Sea

All Mensa Gifted Youth members (and members with children or teens) are invited to join us for a park picnic (6:00 PM to 8:00 PM), followed by a free outdoor movie screening (at sundown, lasting 2 hours) for those who don’t have early bedtimes.  Come for one or both!  The movie is Disney and Pixar’s Luca (rated PG), which contains lovable sea monsters and themes of struggling to fit in, acceptance, and the power of embracing our differences.  Please bring a picnic for your own family, any park toys you enjoy, and whatever you’d like to sit on (e.g., beach chairs or blankets).

Contact: Please email Gifted Youth Coordinator Jenny Rankin at to RSVP.

Location: Dana Point. See Oracle or weekly eBlast for location.

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) a Mensan who has child(ren) below age 18 (you must oversee your child(ren)’s participation).


Tuesday, August 30

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See August 2 entry.


Wednesday, August 31

12:35 PM       (almost) FREE LUNCH

Revels in some classic diner grub done right.  You can get American or Mexican food at Paul’s Place.

Location: 125 E. Taft Ave, Orange, NE corner of Glassell.

Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095


Friday through Sunday, Sept 2-4

Orange County Mensa Regional Gathering.

Click here for more details.