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 member number 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

 

January, 2017

Tuesday, January 3rd

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, January 4th

7:45 PM     Poetry Reading/Open Mic Night

Location: Ugly Mug Café, 261 N Glassell St., Orange (714) 997-5610, in Old Town Orange, north of Chapman.

 

Thursday, January 5th

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.

Location: 2300 Harbor Blvd., Suite K-1, Costa Mesa. Harbor Center is on the northeast corner (if you’re coming south from the 405) and Wilson (if you’re coming west from the 55, use Victoria exit). Look for the yellow “M” sign on the table.

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

 

Friday, January 6th

5:05 PM      Beerhunters

Beerhunters heads to the latest Karl Strauss location just south of Anaheim stadium. Happy hour until 6PM.

Location: 2390 E Orangewood Ave. Ste 100 Anaheim, One block west of the 57 freeway.

Contact: John Olsen (714) 771-3095.

 

Saturday, January 7th

No Open House in January.

Sunday, January 8th

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 (17th between SR-55 and Tustin Ave).

Contact: Sarah Whittenberg, Gifted Youth Coordinator, giftedyouth@ocmensa.org or (714) 329-7521 cell/text.

 

10:30 AM    M-Atheists SIG Brunch

We meet at the Tee Room at the Newport Beach Golf Course. Still on the second Sunday of every month. Still only $10 for a fabulous all-you-can-eat breakfast and lunch buffet that includes beverage, dessert, and tax. Believers welcome, share if you dare. We even let Atheists United Meetup sit with us.

Location: 3100 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, (949) 756-0121. Go south to 73 south to Campus/Irvine (no toll at this first exit), turn right, follow curve for 1/4-mile, entrance on left.

Contact: Linda K, (657) 226-7861.

 

6:30 PM      Veggie Night

Join us for a vegan meal at Native Foods, in The Camp.

Location: Native Foods, 2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa (in The Camp) Exit the 405 Fwy at Bristol St. and head south for about 1/2 mile. Turn right into the driveway just past Baker St. There is a small parking lot adjacent to Bristol St., and a larger parking lot in the back.

Contact: Steven, RSVP. See the Oracle or weekly eBlast for contact information.

 

Monday, January 9th

10:00 PM    Calendar Deadline

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

 

10:00 PM    Oracle Deadline

Submit material other than calendar entries to the Oracle Editor at editor@ocmensa.org.

 

Tuesday, January 10th

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, January 11th

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

 

7:45 PM   Poetry Reading/Open Mic Night

Location: Ugly Mug Café, 261 N Glassell St., Orange (714) 997-5610, in Old Town Orange, north of Chapman.

 

Thursday, January 12th

Noon           Brunch Davidians

Location: Le Château 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.

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, January 13th

4:30 PM      2nd Friday Happy Hour

It’s my party so I will go where I want. So for my birthday, we travel to a place that I have always wanted to try…The Winery, Tustin, for their “crush hour”. Nice selection of apps for a very reasonable price.

Location: 2647 Park Ave., Tustin

Contact: Valerie (714) 296-8001, weekdays, text only before 4pm.

 

6:00 PM      SoCoHaHo

Friday the 13th and Irvine seem to go together! In January, we’ll be having a “happy hour” at Bacchus Bar and Bistro in Irvine.

Location: Bacchus Bar and Bistro, 6735 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine (949) 502-4600.

Contact: Paul McGinnis, (951) 675-9272.

 

Sunday, January 15th

Noon – 8:00 PM    The Fourth Annual Kit Hope Film Festival

Back when she was an OC Mensan, Kit Hope (now in Metropolitan Washington Mensa) would put on a themed film festival at the turn of each year. In her honor, we are continuing her event each year on the Third Sunday of January.

Kit now works for FEMA, handling disasters in the field – and The Goddess Kristine left for the wreckage of Hurricane Matthew in South Carolina in mid-November. This year’s theme is therefore What A Disaster!!!, and includes the following triple-feature:

Noon: The Poseidon Adventure (1972; 1:57)

2:15 PM: The Towering Inferno (1974; 2:45)

5:30 PM: Armageddon (1998; 2:30)

These disasters are even beyond the heck-of-a-job capabilities of Brownie!

Peanuts, popcorn, candy, and soft drinks will be served all afternoon. Arrive when you like; leave when you like. No RSVP, no door charge.

Location: San Clemente.

Contact: Tom or Kristine at (949) 485-4478 for details/encouragement, or visit tinyurl.com/kithope.

 

Tuesday, January 17th

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, January 18th

7:45 PM      Poetry Reading/Open Mic Night

Location: Ugly Mug Café. 261 N Glassell St., Orange (714) 997- 5610, in Old Town Orange, north of Chapman.

 

Thursday, January 19th

Noon           Brunch Davidians

We meet at Souplantation in the Mesa Verde Shopping Center.

Location: 1555 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa. From 405, south on Harbor, right on Adams. Southwest corner of Harbor and Adams, www.souplantation.com.

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

 

Friday, January 20th

5:05 PM      3rd Friday at Hollingshead’s

Today we get a new president…some of us are gonna need a drink.

Location: 368 S Main St., Orange, north of the 22 Fwy., south of Chapman. Look for Deli sign in the back corner of the small shopping center.

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

 

Saturday, January 21st

10:00 AM    Oracle Mailing  POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

OCM Members only. 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.

 

Noon           Sailing Yacht Tour from  Dana Point

USCG Captain Jim May will host a group of 8 people (members and their family members) for the first 8 people to sign up. If there is greater interest, an additional sailing day will be scheduled in the near future. You will be tasked with a navigation problem and learn how to sail a 37 foot Beneteau sailboat to a mark on the open sea using information and a map used for a team building exercise. It won’t be just all brain work, but fun for all participants who will work as a team at various sailing tasks. Beverages and snacks of all kinds will be supplied, and you are welcome to bring your own. Contact Jim May for reservations and directions to his boat slip at the Dana Point Harbor.

Contact: Jim May (949) 981-0776.

 

Sunday, January 22nd

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.

 

4:00 PM      OCM Speakers Forum

Join us for “The San Andreas Fault: It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be.” Geology professor and long-time OC Mensan Greg De Hoogh will share with us what the San Andreas Fault is and what it isn’t…and what part it plays in the plate tectonics of California. More information: January Speakers Forum.

No charge. Guests are welcome.

Optional: Afterward, those who want to have dinner together and socialize can adjourn just a few steps across the way to Rockwell’s Café and Bakery.

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 next to the Library and across from Rockwell’s. Plenty of free parking.

Contact: Angie Mattson, (714) 974-0847, treasurer@ocmensa.org.

 

5:30 PM      Dinner at Rockwell’s Café

Dinner or light fare and/or dessert at Rockwell’s Café and Bakery (a.k.a. The Post at Rockwell’s) immediately following the Speakers Forum. Not able to make it to the Speakers Forum? Feel free to join us just for dinner.

Location: Rockwell’s Café, 17853 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park, (714) 921-0622, http://www.rockwellsbakery.com/.

Tuesday, January 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, January 25th

Deadline for submitting petitions for candidates for the next OCM Board. See page 4 of the December Oracle for specifics.

 

12:35 PM              (almost) Free Lunch

(almost) FREE LUNCH heads back to Doner G, which features Turkish specialties including many kebobs and of course doner.

Location: 2139 E Ball Road, Anaheim, (Ball & State College.)

Contact: John Olsen (714) 771-3095

 

7:45 PM      Poetry Reading/Open Mic Night

Location: Ugly Mug Café. 261 N Glassell St., Orange (714) 997-5610, in Old Town Orange, north of Chapman.

 

Thursday, January 26th

Noon           Brunch Davidians

We are meeting at Turnip Rose Café in the Shops at Mesa Verde.

Location: 2701 Harbor Blvd. Ste E6, Costa Mesa, (714) 881-0379. Look for the yellow “M” sign on the table.

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

 

Saturday, January 28th

10:00 AM    Oracle Mailing

OCM Members only. 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.

 

10:00 AM    Mensa Qualifying Test

Do you have a friend, co-worker, or relative who might qualify for Mensa? Encourage him or her to take the Mensa test! Today’s test is the standard Mensa Test. Cost is $40. Reservations are required.

Location: Anaheim: AHMC Medical Office Building, 1211 West LaPalma Ave. (Basement)

Contact: proctor-sf@ocmensa.org OR call Angie Mattson, OCM Testing Coordinator, (714) 974-0847.

 

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Games Night – Foothill Ranch

Taboo, Pictionary, Encore, Boggle, Charades, Dictionary, Quiddler, Scrabble, or a game you bring. Please bring a snack to share.

Location: At Steven’s home in Foothill Ranch.

Note: This is a non-alcoholic event.

Contact: Steven. See Oracle or weekly eBlast for contact information.

 

Sunday, January 29th

1:00 PM      Gifted Youth Game Day

At the home of Sarah Whittenberg. Join our Gifted Youth Coordinator Sarah Whittenberg, along with members who have children and youth who are members, for board games, chess, and a time for our GY to hang out and get to know each other better. This event is always a hit! Bring your own beverages and a snack to share. RSVP requested.

Location: Santa Ana.

Contact Sarah Whittenberg, giftedyouth@ocmensa.org, (714) 329-7521 cell/text.

 

Tuesday, January 31st

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.