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: You can schedule your own activity or get-together in next month’s calendar by submitting a calendar announcement.
Friday, September 25th
5:00 PM Fourth Friday North OC Guzzler
Brian’s has a cute little cubbyhole that delivers great BBQ from Mr Bs next door. Embarrass yourself at the pool table.
Directions: Brian’s, 1948 N. Placentia, Fullerton, right off the 57 and Yorba Linda in the Albertson lot.
Contact: Bernie (714) 356-4868 or Judy (714) 356-4873.
Saturday, September 26th
10:00 AM Oracle Mailing
POSTPONED AND MOVED TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION FOR THIS MONTH ONLY. SEE LISTING FOR SUNDAY, SEPT. 27.
7:00 PM Games Night
At Cathy Heflin’s. Taboo, Pictionary, Encore, Boggle, Charades, Quiddler, Scrabble, or a game you bring. Please bring a snack to share and a game to play.
Contact: Cathy Heflin, (818) 813-4143.
Sunday, September 27th
9:00 AM Gifted Youth Trip
Gifted Youth trip to the Farm! Join our Gifted Youth Coordinator Sarah Whittenberg, along with members who have children and youth who are members, for a day of exploration at Sisters Heritage Farms in Rainbow (near Fallbrook). “Farmer Lisa” has hundreds of trees in her rolling, organically-gardened orchards, plus heritage breeds of chickens, ducks, pigs, goats, and more. Eggs, fruit, and more will be available for purchase. Please note that you must RSVP in advance for this event and you must caravan with us unless prior arrangements have been made with our host. Details will be given upon RSVP and the address/directions will be given at the caravan point.
Caravan Meetup: Starbucks, 1630 E. Chapman Ave., Orange (SW corner of Chapman and Tustin, just west of 55-S).
Contact: Sarah Whittenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, (714) 329-7521 cell/text.
10:00 AM Oracle Mailing
NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND LOCATION: Help label, bundle, and count next month’s issue of the Oracle at Tim Bentley’s home in Garden Grove. OCM Members only.
Contact: Tim Bentley, (657) 667-0170.
4:00 PM OCM Speakers Forum
How Big is the Universe? Astronomer Tim Thompson will explain how cosmic distances and size scales are derived by astronomers to answer this mind-bending question. No charge. Guests are welcome. Prospective members 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/ outdoor patio.
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, email@example.com.
5:30 PM Dinner at Rockwell’s
Dinner or light fare and/or dessert at Rockwell’s (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, 17853 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park, (714) 921-0622, www.rockwellsbakery.com.
Tuesday, September 29th
Contact: Linda K, (714) 321-7709 or see weekly OCM eBlast.
Wednesday, September 30th
7:45 PM Poetry Reading/Open Mic Night
Directions: Ugly Mug Café, 261 N Glassell St., Orange (714) 997- 5610. Old Town Orange, north of Chapman.
Contact: PK Khemka, (714) 553-5300.