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

 

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.

 

December, 2018

 

Tuesday, December 4th

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 6th

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 7th

5:05 PM      Beerhunters

…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 8th

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM      Holiday Party

The holiday season is a time to spend with family, and your Mensa family is celebrating with a festive party tonight. Potluck buffet, including carved meats, soft drinks, beer, and wine. $5 per person if you bring a potluck item (one potluck item covers two admissions). $15 per person without a potluck item. (Note: no gift exchange this year.) If you’re willing to help in the kitchen or with cleaning up afterward in exchange for free admission, contact Greg De Hoogh in advance.
Location: At the home of Marti Reis, Garden Grove.
Contact: OCM President Greg De Hoogh, president@ocmensa.org or (949) 362-5529, or hostess Marti at (714) 750-4333.

 

Sunday, December 9th

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.

Dark      Veggie Night

 

Monday, December 10th

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 11th

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 12th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

It’s soba time. If it’s cold you can have it hot, if it’s hot you can have it cold. Join us at Tanakaya
Location: Tanakaya, 654 El Camino Real, Tustin.
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

 

Thursday, December 13th

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.

 

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. Danny K’s, (714) 771-9707 or www.dannyks.com.

 

Friday, December 14th

4:30 PM      2nd Friday Happy Hour

We return to Board and Brew for great sandwiches and $3.50 pints.
Location: Village at Tustin Legacy, 15040 Kensington Park Dr., Suite 200, 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, December 15th

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, December 16th

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.
Contact: Tom or Kristine at (949) 668-3468 for details/encouragement, or visit http://tinyurl.com/ocmcrumpets.

Tuesday, December 18th

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 20th

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 21st

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, December 22nd

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.

Dark      Games Night

Tuesday, December 25th

Dark      Out-To-Lunch Bunch

Dark      Danny K’s Quiz Night

Wednesday, December 26th

12:35 PM       (almost) Free Lunch

This will be our annual sit down instead of order at the counter meal. This one’s a little fancier than most, but you’re worth it! Anepalco’s Café has become our go to place for our final lunch of the year.
Location: 3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange at State College.
Contact: Anepalco’s, (714) 456-9642 or John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.

Thursday, December 27th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We meet for lunch at Cafe Rose Express. Look for the yellow “M” sign.
Location: 1570 Scenic Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 478-8777.
Contact: David Lubman, (714) 898-9099.

Friday, December 28th

5:00 PM       South Coast Metro Happy Hour

I am trying to stay a little apart from South Coast Plaza, but still in the area. Join us at Capital Noodle Bar.
Location: 3033 Bristol St., Unit C, Costa Mesa.
Contact: Valerie Spear, (714) 296-8001, text only until 3 PM weekdays.