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.


January 2015


Thursday, January 22nd

Noon       Brunch Davidians

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

Directions: 1555 Adams Ave, Costa Mesa, CA. From 405, south on Harbor, right on Adams. Southwest corner of Harbor and Adams.

Contact: David Lubman (714) 898-9099.


6:30 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 Culture Fair Test, which is a non-verbal test that measures intelligence without the influence of language or cultural background. Anyone may take the Culture Fair, but it is especially recommended for persons whose native language is not English, persons who are dyslexic or have ADHD, or those who prefer an untimed test. Cost is $40. Reservations are required.

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

Contact: or call Angie Mattson, OCM Testing Coordinator, (714) 974-0847.


Saturday, January 24th

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.

Games Night

Dark this month.


Sunday, January 25th

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 (562) 480-3109 or find Disneyland Mensa SIG on Facebook.


Tuesday, January 27th

Noon      Out-to-Lunch Bunch

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


Wednesday, January 28th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

…goes for the phō (and other Vietnamese and Chinese dishes) at Long Hai in Tustin. The phō is very good here but so are the other Vietnamese and Chinese dishes.

Location: 682 El Camino Real, Tustin (tucked all the way back in the corner of the El Camino Plaza shopping center) between 6th and Newport Ave.

Contact: John Olsen (714) 771-3095.


Thursday, January 29th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We mass at Mimi’s in Costa Mesa.

Directions: 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA, 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.