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

 

October, 2018

Tuesday, October 2nd

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, October 4th

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, October 5th

5:05 PM       Beerhunters

Join us at Chapman Crafted Beer. They make a nice range of beers. There’s no food, but they welcome your bringing food, plus 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, October 6th

10:00 AM      Culture Fair Test

2:00 PM       Standard 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! This month the test fee is only $30, half off the regular price of $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.

 

6:00 PM      Board Meeting

The Board meets to handle the business end of Orange County Mensa. All interested OCM members are invited to attend.
Location: At the home of Bill Shaddle and Cathy Winans, prior to the Open House. See next entry.
Contact: President Greg De Hoogh, president@ocmensa.org or (949) 362-5529.

7:00 PM      Open House

We‘re off to Seal Beach this month, to the home of Bill Shaddle and Cathy Winans. We promise a good time will be had by all, so please join us for good food, drinks, and conversation. Mensa members and their accompanied guests only. $5 each.
Location:Seal Beach.
Contact: Bill/Cathy (562) 805-0761.

Monday, October 8th

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, October 9th

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, October 10th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

We are going to have waitress service for this one but it’s for a good cause. Join us at Woody’s Diner because today part of your bill will be passed on as a donation to the Orange Library.
Location: Woody’s Diner, 513 E Chapman Ave, Orange.

Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095. (This time it would be helpful to know you are coming.)

 

Thursday, October 11th

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

 

Friday, October 12th

4:30 PM       2nd Friday Happy Hour

Returns to Village at Tustin Legacy. This time we’re going to Pier 76 Fish Grill. They have a great selection of appetizers on happy hour. And, yes, they have more than just fish.
Location: Pier 76 Fish Grill, 15040 Kensington Park Dr Suite 330, 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.

 

Sunday, October 14th

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.

11:00 AM      Trip to Nixon Library with GLAAM

A visit to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Richard Nixon was president during much of the Vietnam War, the first manned moon landing, and the opening of ties with China. He remains the only president to resign his office in the face of impending impeachment. Join a few fellow Mensans as we tour the library and its current exhibit “Vote Like Your Whole World Depended on It: The Story of the 1968 Election.” You can also enjoy a free piano concert at 2 pm. The Nixon Library is open till 5 and we will likely spend the entire day there. The cost is $16 ($12 for seniors 62 and up). We’ll be there at 11 and can meet up inside before buying our tickets. Please let Vickey know if you are coming:
Location: 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. in Yorba Linda.
Contact: VKALAMBAKAL@yahoo.com, or 310-897-2130.

6:32 PM      Veggie Night

Meet on the second Sunday for dinner at a vegetarian-friendly restaurant. Join us this month at Mother’s Market.
Location: Tustin Ranch Marketplace, 13254 Jamboree Rd, Irvine.     NOTE: THE ADDRESS IN THE PRINTED ORACLE IS INCORRECT. THE CORRECT ADDRESS IS:

Mother’s Market, 2963 Michelson Dr., Irvine, CA 92612

Contact: PK, (714) 553-5300.

 

Tuesday, October 16th

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, October 18th

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, October 19th

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. At 7 PM there’s King Trivia — we play if we’re in the mood.
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, October 20th

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.

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, October 21st

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.
Location: Please visit http://tomstreeter.com/crumpets.html for turn-by-turn directions.
Contact: Tom or Kristine at (949) 668-3468 for details/encouragement.

 

Tuesday, October 23rd

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, October 24th

2:00 PM      Standard Mensa Test

Encourage your smart friends and relatives to take the test to see if they qualify! (If they do, then encourage them to join!) During October the test fee is only $30, half off the regular price of $60. Reservations are required.
Location: Tustin Area Senior Center, 200 South C Street, Tustin.
Contact: proctor-aj@ocmensa.org OR call Angie Mattson, OCM Testing Coordinator, 714-974-0847.

 

Thursday, October 25th

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, October 26th

5:00 PM       South Coast Metro Happy Hour

I do try to avoid chains, but sometimes they just have such great deals even I cannot resist. This is the case of Claim Jumper. Appetizers starting at only $2 and great drink specials.
Location: 3333 Bristol St. # 2078 Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
Contact: Valerie, (714) 296-8001, text only until 3 PM weekdays.

 

Saturday, October 27th

5:00 PM      Games Night – Orange Park Acres

Halloween themed games night so wear your costume for fun. 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: Orange.
Contact: Cathy Heflin (714) 698-9864, calendar@ocmensa.org

Tuesday, October 30th

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.

 

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM       Supper Prior to Speakers Forum

A complimentary light supper of sandwiches and sweets will be available in the Villa Park Civic Center, just prior to the Speakers Forum. All Speakers Forum attendees are invited to join us to socialize and eat before the presenter begins.

6:00 PM       OCM Speakers Forum

Note that this month’s Speakers Forum is on a Tuesday evening instead of the usual Sunday afternoon to accommodate our speaker’s busy schedule.

Voting Wars: Past, Present, and Future. Our speaker will be Richard L. Hasen, PhD, who is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. He is a nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation. Professor Hasen was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by The National Law Journal in 2013. His op-eds and commentaries have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, and Slate. He is the author of many books, including The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown. He has also written and spoken extensively about the Supreme Court. In addition to speaking on voting issues, Professor Hasen will answer questions from the audience, giving us his take on a variety of current issues. This promises to be an exciting hour full of wit and insight from Professor Hasen. No charge. Guests are welcome.
Directions: Villa Park Civic Center, 17855 Santiago Blvd in Villa Park. This is about 2 miles south of the 91 Freeway and just east of the 55 Freeway. From the 55, take the Katella Ave. exit, go east a half mile to Wanda, then left .3 mile (becomes N. Santiago Blvd). Drive into the Ralphs shopping center. The Civic Center is across from Rockwell’s. Plenty of free parking.
Contact: Angie Mattson, (714) 974-0847, communications@ocmensa.org

Wednesday, October 31st

12:35 PM       (almost) Free Lunch

We meet one week later this month to avoid a conflict. Join us at Buttermilk Fried Chicken where most people will get their namesake.
Location: 238 W. Chapman Ave, Suite #100 in Old Towne Orange, CA. where Linx used to be.
Contact: John Olsen, (714) 771-3095.