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.

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 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

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our normally scheduled in-person events are on hiatus. 

 

Saturday, August 8

11:00 AM    Non-Screaming Politics – In Person

Non-Screaming Politics is a political discussion group.  It meets in-person on Second Saturday, and online (Zoom) on Third Saturday.  It even has rules (http://tomstreeter.com/non-screaming-politics.html) to help prevent screaming.  Enjoy some free coffee (and maybe a pastry or two) with your conversation.  Or enjoy some covfefe, depending on your attitude towards Trump.

Location (Second Saturday): We meet (socially distanced!) on the patio in San Clemente.  Rain cancels the meeting; see above link to “rules” if the weather looks iffy early on Saturday morning. See the Oracle or eBlast for details.

Contact: Tom Streeter, (949) 668-3468.

 

Monday, August 10

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).

 

Saturday, August 15

11:00 AM    Non-Screaming Politics – Online (Zoom)

Non-Screaming Politics is a political discussion group.  It meets in-person on Second Saturday, and online (Zoom) on Third Saturday.  It even has rules (http://tomstreeter.com/non-screaming-politics.html) to help prevent screaming.  Bring your own (virtual) coffee!  Or bring your own (virtual) covfefe, depending on your attitude towards Trump.

Location (Third Saturday): Online (Zoom); See the Oracle or eBlast for details.

Contact: Tom Streeter, (949) 668-3468.

Sunday, August 23

4:00 PM    OCM Speakers Forum – “Violence & Society”

Recent events in the news have re-invigorated the discussion of what causes people in authority to behave with excessive violence and what causes people who would never think of themselves as violent people to suddenly engage in violence when the opportunity presents itself (such as in a riot).  Research into these issues suggests that violence can be triggered relatively easily in many people, even peace-loving people.

Our speaker will be Jacqui Lewis, PhD, who is a clinical psychologist and a full-time instructor at UCI in the Cognitive Sciences Department.

Dr. Lewis will discuss some of the psychological and environmental/societal factors that can lead to violent behavior in both ordinary citizens and people who are in trusted positions of authority.  Our goal will be to use this information to think about effective prevention strategies that could be used to minimize or eliminate this type of violent behavior.

Join Dr. Lewis and your fellow Mensans for this insightful presentation.

Format: This will be a remote event using Zoom.  You may attend on a laptop, smart phone, tablet or other device connected to the internet.  If you prefer, you can listen in on a landline phone.  If you plan to attend, send an RSVP via email to Angie Mattson, and she will email you a link to click at the time of the event.  No charge.  Guests are welcome.

Contact: Angie Mattson, 714-974-0847, OR president@ocmensa.org.