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.



April 2014


Friday, April 18th

 5:05 PM      3rd Friday@Hollingshead’s

The group’s longest-running happy hour. We’ve been gathering for over 25 years on the 3rd Friday of every month. Beer, deli food, and good chat has been our formula for success. We always love to see a new face. Join us.

Directions: 368 S. Main St., Orange. Behind Duke’s Hamburgers. North of the 22, S. of Chapman. Look for the deli sign in the corner of a small shopping center. Or go here for directions/more info:

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


Saturday, April 19th

12:00 noon           Oracle Proofing

Will be done remotely by PDF.


Sunday, April 20th

 3:00 PM      Croquet, Crumpets, and Tea

Wear your Easter bonnet to CC&T! 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. RSVPs are appreciated, though not required.

Directions: At the home of Tom and Kristine in San Clemente.

Contact: Tom or Kristine at (949) 485-4487 or look at


Tuesday, April 22nd

 12:00 noon           Out-to-Lunch Bunch

We meet at an exciting place every Tuesday.

Contact: Linda K at (714) 321-7709  if you’re new or don’t already know the meeting place.


2:00 PM      MMM-Movies

See above.


Wednesday, April 23rd

12:35 PM    (almost) Free Lunch

Goes to El Chef Tacos on Chapman in Orange. They have been doing catering for 20 years and just opened this restaurant. I know the carnitas and el pastor are both excellent.

Directions: 3009 E. Chapman, Orange. East of the 57 on the north side of the street between Yorba and Prospect.

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

Thursday, April 24th

12:00 noon           Brunch Davidians

We mass at Mimi’s in Costa Mesa.

Directions: 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. At the intersection of Newport and Harbor Blvds. Just SW of Triangle Sq.

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


Friday, April 25th

6 – 9 PM          TGIF Pizza Celebration

Who: IE and OC Mensans (and we find the singles like these events the best)

What: TGIF Pizza Celebration

Where: Romano’s Italian Restaurant and Chicago Pizzeria

Why: Deep Dish vs. Thin Crust — Is Chicago Style Pizza the best?

Directions: Romano’s Italian Restaurant and Chicago Pizzeria, Canyon Crest Town Center, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside, CA 92507, 951.781.ROMA,

Contact: For more info (and to RSVP so that we get a big enough table) contact Tammy Isaacs at, (989) 980-7651.

Saturday, April 26th

10:00 AM     Oracle Mailing

At the home of Pat Lawrence in Garden Grove.

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


7:00 PM      Games Night – Villa Park

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

Directions: At the home of Betsy Walli.

Contact: Betsy at (949) 201-7147.


Sunday, April 27th

11:30 AM    Brunch Bunch – COCO’S IN RIVERSIDE

IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR APRIL! The restaurant in which we usually hold this event has closed. We will not be at Killarneys this month. Instead we will be meeting in Coco’s which is just across the street from where we usually meet.

Directions: Exit onto Central from the 91 freeway, go under the freeway to the left. We will be at Coco’s across from the Riverside Plaza shopping mall on Central.

Contact: For details, contact Chifra or David Holt at (951) 737-4566.


Tuesday, April 29th

12:00 noon           Out-to-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K at (714) 321-7709 if you’re new or don’t already know the meeting place.


2:00 PM      MMM-Movies

See above.