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.

 

October 2014

 

Thursday, October 2nd

12:00 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.

 

5:30PM   8-Ball Brigade

Meet 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 (TG 799-F2).

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

 

Friday, October 3rd

5:05 pm      Beerhunters

It’s been awhile since we visited The Olde Ship. Besides British ales they have a full bar including an impressive array of Scotches. Join us for fish and chips or bangers and mash and wash it down with your favorite libation.

Directions: 1120 West 17th St., Santa Ana.
From the 5 North take the 17th St off-ramp and take 17th street west past Main St. The pub is on the south side of the street before Bristol. From the 22 East or West take the Bristol St. exit south to 17th St. Turn left on 17th St.; The Olde Ship is on your right.

Contact: The Olde Ship, Website: http://www.theoldeship.com (714) 550-6700, or  John Olsen (714) 771-3095.

 

Saturday, October 4th

7:00 PM    Board Meeting

The business of Orange County Mensa will be conducted. Decisions will be made. The agenda includes the making of several appointments. Be there or you may be appointed in absentia. Surprise!

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

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

 

8:00 PM    Open House

At the lovely home of Bill Shaddle and Cathy Winans. It’s always a great party. It’s National Vodka Day. We’ll celebrate if you bring some. Otherwise, we’ll celebrate the beginning of the space age. Sputnik was launched on this date in 1957. $7.00 $6.00 $5.00 all.

Directions: Seal Beach.

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

 

Sunday, October 5th

10:00 AM      Geology Field Trip to Portuguese Bend

Pack your sandwiches, water bottles, sunscreen, and geology questions and head out to Portuguese Bend on the south side of Palos Verdes Peninsula. We’ll look at a landslide that started in 1956 and is still moving, marine terraces and platforms, tide pools, weathered basalt, and several other geologic features. Over a period of about four hours, we’ll hike a couple of miles, including a couple of trips down from the bluff top to the beach and back, so you’ll need to be able to handle that, though we won’t be in a hurry. A movie trivia moment will be included.

Directions: Contact Greg for information and directions.

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

6:30 PM      Veggie Night

Every first Sunday, dinner at a vegetarian-friendly restaurant. Join us this month at Au Lac Vegan Restaurant, in Fountain Valley.

Directions: Au Lac, 16563 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. From 405 freeway, exit Brookhurst Street North and go north about one mile. Restaurant is on the left side of the street, between Warner Ave and Heil Ave, across the street from Mile Square Park.

Contact: Steven. (949) 243-6814. RSVP appreciated.

 

Tuesday, October 7th

12:00 noon      Out-to-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (714) 321-7709 for location.

Wednesday, October 8th

12:35 PM      (almost) FREE LUNCH

Explores the unusual spin that curry has taken via Japan. Join us at Curry House, “the Japanese Curry and Spaghetti Restaurant”. How about Weiner Bolognese spaghetti or Katsu curry? Help us ponder the oddities here.

Directions: Curry House, City Place, 131 E Memory Lane, Santa Ana, CA 92706

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

 

Thursday, October 9th

12:00 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.

 

5:30 PM      First Odd Thursday (F.O.T)

As the baseball season draws to a close so does F.O.T. for the year. This will be our last one until April. Join us for this happy hour that takes place right on our front deck. Come by for a drink, a little conversation, maybe an appetizer. You can show up a little early if you want. No charge.

Directions: Orange.

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

 

Friday, October 10th

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.

Directions: Contact host Valerie Bowman for this month’s location.

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

 

Saturday, October 11th

Mensa Qualifying Test

During October, the Mensa test is on sale for only $20 (regularly $40). Reservations required. See our Join Us section for more information on how to join Mensa and the Mensa Test.

10:00 AM –    Culture Fair Test

The Culture Fair is recommended for persons whose native language is not English, persons who are dyslexic or have ADHD, or those who prefer an untimed test.

2:00 PM  – Standard Mensa Admission Test

Directions: AHMC Medical Office Bldg, 1211 W. LaPalma Ave, Anaheim.

Contact: proctor-aj@ocmensa.org OR call Angie Mattson, (714)974-0847.

 

Sunday, October 12th

10:30 AM    M-Atheists SIG Brunch

Contact: Linda K, (714) 321-7709, for location.

1:00 PM     Mensa Qualifying Test (Culture Fair)

Do you have a friend, co-worker, or relative who might qualify for Mensa? Recruit him or her to join Mensa! October is Mensa Membership Month, so the test fee is only $20. The Culture Fair is recommended for persons whose native language is not English, persons who are dyslexic or have ADHD, or those who prefer an untimed test. Reservations are required.  See our Join Us section for more information on how to join Mensa and the Mensa Test.

Directions: Donald Dungan Library, 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa.

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

 

Monday, October 13th

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, October 14th

12:00 Noon      Out-to-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (714) 321-7709 for location.

 

Thursday, October 16th

12:00 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. www.souplantation.com.

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

 

Friday, October 17th

5:05 PM     3rd Friday At Hollingshead’s

Back we go for more great beer, classic sandwiches and Mensa chatter. If you can’t find us, phone or ask Michael behind the bar.

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, October 18th

12:00 Noon      Oracle Proofing

Will be done remotely by PDF.

 

1:00 PM      Mensa Qualifying Test

Do you have a friend, co-worker, or relative who is Mensa Smart? Encourage him or her to join Mensa! Today’s test is the standard Mensa Admission Test. October is Mensa Membership Month, so the fee is only $20…that’s a savings of 50%. Reservations are required.  See our Join Us section for more information on how to join Mensa and the Mensa Test.

Directions: El Toro Library, 24672 Raymond Way, Lake Forest.

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

 

Sunday, October 19th

10:00 AM    Disneyland SIG

Check the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MensaDisneyBuddies/.

Directions: The meeting place is a planter just east of the gates outside Disney’s California Adventure.

Contact: Guy Felton,  gfeltonlb@verizon.net.

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.

Directions: San Clemente.

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

 

Tuesday, October 21st

12:00 noon     Out-to-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (714) 321-7709 for location.

 

Wednesday, October 22nd

12:35PM      (almost) FREE LUNCH

We’ll check out the new location of Orange Roll & Sushi. We’ve known about this place for a long time,but their Orange location has just been too small for a lunch. Now their new location is plenty big. Join us for good sushi and other Japanese food.

Directions: Orange Roll & Sushi, 139 W. 1st Street, Ste A, Tustin.

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

 

Thursday, October 23rd

12:00 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.

 

Saturday, October 25th

10:00AM     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.

Directions:  Garden Grove.

Contact: Pat Lawrence, (714) 971-3501.

 

7:00 PM      Games Night Costa Mesa

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

Directions: At Mick’s home in Costa Mesa.

Contact: Steven, (949) 243-6814, or Mick, (949) 375-6326.

Sunday, October 26th

5:00 PM     South Bay Sunday Salon

Marmalade Café, 2014 E. Park Place, El Segundo, CA. We’ll be sitting on the patio, where there are both umbrellas and heaters – unless a rainstorm drives us inside (wishful thinking).

Directions: This location is just south of LAX. Easiest route is to take the 405 north to Rosecrans Blvd. West. Turn left onto Rosecrans and drive 1.5 miles to Sepulveda. Turn right, then right again at Park Place. The Marmalade Café is on your right, at the end of a strip of shops.

Contact: No RSVPs needed, but you can contact Vickey, 310-521-9501, with questions, or just show up.

Tuesday, October 28th

12:00 noon      Out-to-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K (714) 321-7709 for location.

 

Thursday, October 30th

10:30AM      Mensa Qualifying Test

October is Mensa Membership Month, and prospective members can take the Mensa Test for only $20 (normally $40). Today’s test is the standard Mensa Admission Test.  See our Join Us section for more information on how to join Mensa and the Mensa Test.

Directions: Donald Dungan Library, 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa.

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

 

12:00 noon      Brunch Davidians

Contact: David Lubman (714) 898-9099 for the location.

 

Save the Date:  Saturday, November 1st

8:00 PM      Open House and Halloween Costume Party

In Placentia.