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.

 

February 2015

 

Saturday, January 31st

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.

Contact: Betsy at (949) 201-7147

 

Sunday, February 1st

3:00 PM      Super Bowl

Will you be watching? If not, it’s the best day of the year to go shopping.

6:30 PM     Veggie Night

Every first Sunday, dinner at a vegetarian-friendly restaurant. Join us this month on Super Sunday, at Lemonade Restaurant, Fashion Island, in Newport Beach. You don’t have to be vegetarian to join us (and this restaurant serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes).

Directions: Lemonade Restaurant, 987 Newport Center Drive, at Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA 92660. From the 405 freeway, exit Jamboree Road South. Go south 4 miles on Jamboree, towards Fashion Island. Turn left at Santa Barbara Dr, then right at Newport Center Drive. The restaurant is on the second floor, adjacent to Island Cinema, and across from Nordstrom.

Contact: RSVP to Steven. See Oracle for contact info.

 

Monday, February 2nd

Keep your eye out for Punxsutawney Phil.

 

Tuesday, February 3rd

Noon      Out-to-Lunch Bunch – China Buffet

All-you-can-eat pizza, chicken, and potatoes, only $7-8. So much fun we eat here every month. Don’t stand in line if you’d like to sit with us, ask for the Mensa table. We always have room for more – more food, more talk, more opinions. Politics and religion go with everything. Newcomers always welcome.

Directions: 104 W Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton. SW corner of Orangethorpe at Harbor, just north of the 91. Park within shopping plaza. 714-526-9188.

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

 

Thursday, February 5th

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

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, sameade@sbcglobal.net.

 

Friday, February 6th

5:05 PM      Beerhunters

Let’s go back to one of the best breweries in the county. Join us at Noble Ale Works for some Naughty Sauce or Man Milk. Scheduled food truck is Rolling Sushi.

Location: Noble Ale Works, 1621 S. Sinclair St. Ste B, Anaheim, CA 92806.

Contact: John Olsen (714) 771-3095.

 

Saturday, February 7th

8:00 PM      Open House

Join us at the home of Uncle Al Schwartz and Linda Lester in Irvine for fun and games and rousing conversation. Uncle Al is sure to prepare a specialty for you.

Contact: Uncle Al or Linda 714-544-2181.

 

Sunday, February 8th

10:30 AM     M-Atheists SIG Brunch

The Tee Room at the Newport Beach Golf Course.

All-you-can-eat breakfast and lunch buffet, only $10 — includes beverage, dessert, and tax. Believers wel-come; 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.

 

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: Costa Mesa: Donald Dungan Library, Community Room, 1855 Park Ave.

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

 

Monday, February 9th

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, February 10th

Noon      Out-to-Lunch Bunch

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

 

Wednesday, February 11th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

We’re doing a Main Place Mall double header this month. Today we’re going to the Dog Haus. They’ve been an institution in Pasadena but are now expanding. Great gourmet dogs, sausages and burgers.

Location: Dog Haus, 2800 North Main St Santa Ana. Inside the Main Place Mall, first floor under the food court.

Contact: John Olsen (714) 771-3095.

 

Thursday, February 12th

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, February 13th

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).

 

6:00 PM      SoCoHaHo (South County Happy Hour)

We are dark this month.

 

Evening      StaRGazing

The GLAAM RG starts this afternoon at the Concourse Hotel near LAX. It runs all weekend.

Info: http;//www.glaam/us.mensa.org/rg/2015/

 

Saturday, February 14th

All Day      StaRGazing

See Friday entry.

Noon     Oracle Proofing

Will be done remotely by Proofing Committee.

Time TBD      Young Adult Movie SIG

Join us at movies that have special appeal to those of us in our 20s and 30s (action/adventure/superhero movies). The movie, theater, and time (probably a matinee) will be determined closer to the date, based on what is showing in the theaters. We may meet either before or after for refreshments and to discuss the movie and socialize.

Contact: Samantha at s.langford@live.com.

 

Sunday, February 15th

No croquet, no crumpets, no tea.

Look for us on the Ides of March.

 

All Day      StaRGazing

See Friday entry.

Monday, February 16th

Morning      StaRGazing concludes.

 

Tuesday, February 17th

Noon      Out-to-Lunch Bunch

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

 

Thursday, February 19th

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, February 20th

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, February 21st

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, February 22nd

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.

 

Tuesday, February 24th

Noon      Out-to-Lunch Bunch

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

 

Wednesday, February 25th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

We’re doing a Main Place Mall double header this month. Today we’re going Blaze Pizza. Built to order personal pizzas and salads are your choices.

Location: Blaze Pizza, 2800 North Main St Santa Ana. Inside the Main Place Mall, first floor under the food court.

Contact: John Olsen (714) 771-3095.

Thursday, February 26th

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.

 

Saturday, February 28th

5:09 PM     Games Night – Orange

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

Contact: PK 714.553.5300.