Calendar

We have a full schedule of social activities each month, ranging from lunches and happy hours to games nights, discussion groups, trivia, and chocolate lovers parties.

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 announcement.

 

June 2015

 

Tuesday, June 2nd

Noon      Out-To-Lunch-Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (714) 321-7709  or see weekly OCM eBlast.

 

Wednesday, June 3rd

7:45 PM      Poetry Reading/ Open Mic Night

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

Contact: PK Khemka or see OCM Meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Mensa

Thursday, June 4th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We rendezvous at Nick’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in Costa Mesa. Mini-pizzas with two toppings for $6; soups and salads $5-6; pasta $7-10.

Directions: Harbor Center, 2300 Harbor Blvd., Suite K-1, Costa Mesa. The shopping center is on the northeast corner of Harbor (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.

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.

Directions: 1096 N. Main St., Orange, just south of Katella.

Contact: Sean, (949) 616-6562 or Danny K’s, (714) 771-9707 or http://www.dannyks.com/

Friday, June 5th

5:05 PM      Beerhunters

We are going to Linx for some gourmet sausages, Belgian frites and a great beer. We’ll meet in the courtyard area. This is shared with Wahoo’s so if you prefer their food or beverages you can have those as well.

Directions: 238 West Chapman, two blocks west of the plaza on the south side of the street. Parking behind, on the street or any of the city lots.

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

 

Saturday, June 6th

1:00 PM      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 Admission Test. Cost is $40. Reservations are required.

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

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

 

6:30 PM      Board Meeting

The business of Orange County Mensa will be conducted. The agenda may include discussion about the Un-G planned for Labor Day weekend.

Directions: At the Shaddles’. See Open House below.

Contact: President Greg De Hoogh (949) 362-5529.

 

8:00 PM Open House

At the beautiful home of Bill Shaddle and Cathy Winans. It’s always a great party. We’ll be celebrating the National Day of Sweden. SKOL! $5 all.

Directions: Seal Beach. See Oracle Calendar or eBlast for address and directions.

Contact: Bill/Cathy (562) 430-8130.

Sunday, June 7th

6:30 PM       Veggie Night

Every first Sunday, dinner at a vegetarian-friendly restaurant. Join us this month at Veggie Grill, in Irvine.

Directions: Veggie Grill, Irvine Spectrum Center, 81 Fortune Drive, Irvine. From I-405 freeway, exit Irvine Center Drive, and follow signs to Irvine Spectrum Center. (If you are taking the I-5 freeway, exit Alton Parkway). Park in the larger, north parking structure, near the movie theaters. Veggie Grill is steps away from the north parking structure, next to Chipotle and Dave & Busters, and near Barnes & Noble.

Contact: Steven. RSVP required so we know how many seats to save. See the event in the Oracle calendar  OR the eBlast OR Orange County Mensa Meetup group, www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Mensa for last minute information, and the preferred method to RSVP.

Monday, June 8th

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, June 9th

Noon       Out-To-Lunch-Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (714) 321-7709 or see weekly OCM eBlast.

Wednesday, June 10th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

We head a little south to 4th Street Market in Santa Ana. This is one of the new food halls that is popping up. They have 8 food stalls under one roof, plus dessert stalls and a bar. Look for us first in the back outdoor dining area. $1 an hour parking in city lots on 5th Street.

Directions: 201 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, NE corner of Bush and 4th. Parking garages on 5th.

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

 

7:45 PM      Poetry Reading/ Open Mic Night

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

Contact: PK Khemka or see OCM Meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Mensa

 

Thursday, June 11th

Noon     Brunch Davidians

We meet at Panera Bakery in Costa Mesa Square.

Directions: 3030 Harbor Blvd. From 405 take Harbor Blvd. south toward Costa Mesa. Left (east) on Baker, left on College Ave. Same shopping center as Five Guys, only in the back.

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

Friday, June 12th

4:30 PM      2nd Friday Happy Hour

Join us for drinks, food, and lots of laughs as we celebrate the beginning of the weekend. Each month, we sample a different venue in Central OC. We travel to Tustin’s newest microbrewery. Not a beer person? This is also home to Pozzuoli wine tastings. They also feature wood-fired pizzas.

Location: Centro, 140 E. Main St., Tustin

Contact: Valerie, (714) 296-8001 (texts).

 

SoCoHaHo

…will be dark, we’ll return in July.

 

Saturday, June 13th

9:00 AM       Sanitation Districts of LA County Tours

Mensans have curiosity and it’s time for an educational field trip, suitable for ages 10 and above. The first tour at 9 AM is the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant that processes 100 million gallons of sewage per day. The second tour is of the Puente Hills Materials Recovery Facility for recycling. Both tours leave from the Sanitation Districts office. There are some safety requirements such as wearing closed toe shoes plus washing your hands after your visit.
To make reservations for the free tours, please contact Neil Madigan at 562-908-4288 ext. 2300 or nmadigan@lacsd.org
http://www.lacsd.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=9430

Directions: Sanitation Districts office, 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Exit the 60 freeway at Crossroads Parkway. You need to go west on Crossroads Parkway N (north side of the freeway). Turn left on Workman Mill Road.

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

Will be done remotely by Proofing Committee.

 

Sunday, June 14th

10:30 AM      M-Atheists SIG Brunch

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.

Directions: 55 south to 73 south to Campus/Irvine (no toll at this first exit), turn right, follow curve for 1/4-mile, entrance on left. 3100 Irvine Ave., (949) 756-0121.

Contact: Linda K, (714) 321-7709

 

2:00 PM      New Member Coffee & Mensa 101

If you joined Mensa within the last year, you are invited to join us for coffee or iced tea, casual conversation, and an orientation to Mensa. Meet other new members and learn from a few of OCM’s Board Members about Orange County Mensa and how to make the most of your Mensa membership.

Directions: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (near Gelsons Market), Oak Park Shopping Center, 5653 Alton Parkway, Irvine. (Under the yellow umbrellas.)

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

 

Tuesday, June 16th

Noon  Out-To-Lunch-Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (714) 321-7709 or see weekly OCM eBlast.

Wednesday, June 17th

7:45 PM      Poetry Reading/ Open Mic Night

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

Contact: PK Khemka or see OCM Meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Mensa

Thursday, June 18th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We meet at Souplantation in the Mesa Verde Shopping Center, Costa Mesa.

Directions: 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, June 19th

1:00 PM      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 Admission Test. Cost is $40. Reservations are required.

Directions: Donald Dungan Library, 1855 Park Ave, Costa Mesa (Community Room)

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

5:05 PM      3rd Friday at Hollingshead’s

We are back for our monthly haunting of the best damned little craft beer serving deli in the county. Join us for sandwiches, beer and conversation.

Directions: 368 S Main St. Orange Behind Duke’s Hamburgers, North of the 22 Fwy, south of Chapman. Look for Deli sign in the corner of small shopping center.

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

Saturday, June 20th

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.

Sunday, June 21st

10:00 AM      Disneyland SIG

What can be more fun than visiting Disneyland together with your Mensa friends? Mensa members throughout Southern California visit Disneyland at least one Sunday each month. We normally have a lunch or early dinner, and multiple rides. The itinerary is loosely planned and our Facebook page offers the opportunity to assist in planning each month’s excursion.

Location: The meeting place is inside Disneyland in front of the Fire Station on Main Street at 10:00 am.

Contact: Guy Felton: gfeltonlb@verizon.net or find Disneyland Mensa SIG on Facebook.

10:30am      IE Field Trip to Mt. Baldy

How about riding the ski lift at Mt. Baldy up to the Notch Restaurant, having a delicious lunch in a scenic setting, riding the ski lift back down and then enjoying a gentle 3/4 mile hike to a lovely waterfall. See article in this month’s Oracle for details. Please RSVP so that we can prepare your name tags.

Directions: 8401 Mt. Baldy Road, Mt. Baldy, CA 91759 (From the I-210 between the I-57 and the I-15, take Exit #54 Mountain Avenue North toward Mt. Baldy and drive 4.2 miles, turn Right on Mt. Baldy Road, drive 9+ miles to the ski area parking lot. Look for me holding a clipboard with a yellow MENSA “M” on it) Be prepared to pay $5 to park in the ski area parking lot.

Contact: Terri Millson Dicius, (909) 866-6001

3:00 PM      Croquet, Crumpets, and Tea

Enjoy a round of croquet at the San Clemente home of Tom Streeter and Kristine Calitri. All mallets, wickets, and balls will be provided. At 4:00, join us for crumpets and tea. No door charge.

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

 

Tuesday, June 23rd

12:00      Out-To-Lunch-Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (714) 321-7709 or see weekly OCM eBlast.

Wednesday, June 24th

12:35 (almost) Free Lunch

Time for another great Mexican place on Tustin Ave. Join us at Tacos Sinaloa for a wide range of choices from roast chicken to seafood to the usual tacos and burritos. Killer salsas here!

Directions: 331 North Tustin Street, Orange (just south of the car wash a little more than a block north of Chapman).

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

 

7:45 PM      Poetry Reading/ Open Mic Night

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

Contact: PK Khemka or see OCM Meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Mensa

Thursday, June 25th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We mass at Mimi’s in Costa Mesa.

Directions: 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa at its intersection with Harbor, just to the south and west of Triangle Square, on the western and coastal corner of the intersection.

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

 

5 PM      LOT (Last Odd Thursday)

OK, big change this year. FOT becomes LOT. We looked at the calendar and we’d have to cancel too many times so we are moving to the last Thursday this summer. Everything else is the same – enjoy a beverage or two on our front deck. Bring a snack to share if you are so moved.

Location: Orange.

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

Saturday, June 27

TBD      Games Night

Games Night for June had not yet been scheduled at press time. Look at the OC Mensa Meetup group www.meetup.com/Orange-County-Mensa and the weekly OCM eBlast for up-to-date information.

Sunday, June 28

5:00 PM      South Bay Salon

The South Bay Sunday Salon of GLAAM gathers at the Think Cafe in San Pedro. Look for us on the patio. RSVPs appreciated so we can get a large enough table

Location: Think Cafe is at 302 W. 5th Street, San Pedro between Gaffey and Harbor Blvd–not far from the USS Iowa.

Contact: Vickey, (310) 897-2130.

Tuesday, June 30th

12:00      Out-To-Lunch-Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (714) 321-7709 or see weekly OCM eBlast.

 

Mark Your Calendar For…

Saturday, July 4th

8:00 PM      Open House

At the beautiful hilltop home of Greg De Hoogh and Nancy Hand, $5 all. FIREWORKS tonight may be viewed from the patio. Better yet, trek down the hill to the park for a clear unobstructed view of a glorious display. Bring a flashlight to aid in the trek. (It’s dark at night.)

Directions: Laguna Hills.

Contact: Greg or Nancy (949) 362-5529.

 

Sunday, July 26th

4:00 PM      OCM Speakers Forum

Speaker and Topic TBA

Location: Villa Park City Hall