Calendar

We have a full schedule of social activities each month, ranging from lunches and happy hours to games nights, discussion groups, trivia, and our Speakers Forum.

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 log-in info (email address 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 entry to our Calendar Editor at: calendar@ocmensa.org

 

October, 2017

Friday, October 6th

5:05 PM      Beerhunters

Join us at Chapman Crafted Beer. They make a nice range of beers. There’s no food but they welcome you bringing food and there are a number of options within a block.

Location: 123 N Cypress St. Orange, just north of Chapman, one block east of the train station.

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

 

Saturday, October 7th

5:30 PM       Board Meeting

The Board meets to handle the business end of Orange County Mensa. All interested OCM members are invited to attend.

Location: At the home of Marti Reis in Garden Grove, prior to the Open House.

Contact: President Bryan Dietz, president@ocmensa.org or (949) 380-4122.

7:00 PM      Open House

At the home of Marti Reis. Please join us for an evening of great conversation. As usual, snacks, wine, beer, and soft drinks are included in the low price of $5 each.

Location: Garden Grove.

Contact: Marti, (714) 750-4333.

 

Monday, October 9th

10:00 PM      Oracle Deadline

Submit material other than calendar entries to the Oracle Editor at editor@ocmensa.org

10:00 PM      Calendar Deadline

Submit calendar entries to the Calendar Editor at calendar@ocmensa.org

 

 

Tuesday, October 10th

Noon      Out-To-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (657) 226-7861 or see weekly OCM eBlast.

5:30 PM      Danny K’s Quiz Night

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a nationwide quiz at Danny K’s: www.buzztime.com/showdown

Location: 1096 N. Main St., Orange.

Contact: Tim Bentley, cestrian49@yahoo.com

 

Wednesday, October 11th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

…goes to the Orange location of Cortina’s. We love the place with its great sandwiches and Italian food, but it’s always busy. So we’ll try hard to grab a place to sit.

Location: Cortina’s Orange, 964 N Batavia St, Orange

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

 

Thursday, October 12th

Noon     Brunch Davidians

Location: Le Château Garden Bistro, Ayers Hotel, 325 S Bristol St., Costa Mesa.

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

 

5:30 PM      8-Ball Brigade

Meets 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. Please RSVP.

Location: 1096 N. Main St., Orange, just south of Katella.

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

 

Friday, October 13th

4:30 PM      2nd Friday Happy Hour

I was trying to explain Provisions Market to my new boss from the east coast, and I realized it cannot be explained; it must be experienced. And since it has been a while since we have been there…

Location: 143 N. Glassell Orange. There is parking on the backside as well.

Contact: Valerie (714) 296-8001 text only before 4 PM.

6:00 PM      South County Happy Hour (SoCoHaHo)

SoCoHaHo (South County Happy Hour) is going to a new place in San Juan Capistrano for Friday the 13th. Join us for conversation, drinks and food at Docent Brewing. Docent says “kids and dogs welcome.”  http://docentbrewing.com/

Location: Docent Brewing, 33049 Calle Aviador, Suite C, San Juan Capistrano. Take the I-5 Freeway south and exit on Camino Capistrano. Turn left on Camino Capistrano. Turn right on Avenida Aeropuerto, then right on Calle Aviador. Docent is in a light industrial area behind The Coach House music venue.

Contact: Paul McGinnis, (951) 675-9272.

7:00 PM      Pub Quiz

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a fun trivia night. Please RSVP to Tim’s email or the Facebook Group event.

Location: My Place Sports Bar & Grill, 5452 Commercial Dr., Huntington Beach.

Contact: Tim Bentley, cestrian49@yahoo.com

 

Sunday, October 15th

9:00 AM      Parents of Gifted Youth Support Group

Our monthly meeting for parents of gifted youth. Mensans who are parents, as well as non-Mensans who are the parents of youth members, are welcome. Grandparents too! But please leave the kids at home. PLEASE RSVP so I know to expect you.

Location: Starbucks, 2302 E 17th St., Santa Ana.

Contact: Sarah Whittenberg, Gifted Youth Coordinator, giftedyouth@ocmensa.org, (714) 329-7521 cell/text

 

Dark      Croquet, Crumpets and Tea

 

Tuesday, October 17th

Noon      Out-To-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (657) 226-7861 or see weekly OCM eBlast.

 

5:30 PM      Danny K’s Quiz Night

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a nationwide quiz at Danny K’s: www.buzztime.com/showdown

Location: 1096 N. Main St., Orange.

Contact: Tim Bentley, cestrian49@yahoo.com

7:00 PM      Standard Mensa Qualifying Test

Do you know someone who is Mensa Smart? October is Mensa Membership Month, so the test fee is only $30… that’s a savings of 50% off the regular fee of $60. Reservations are required.

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

Contact: testing@ocmensa.org

 

 

Thursday, October 19th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We are meeting at Souplantation in Fountain Valley.

Location: 11179 Talbert Ave. (near Costco). Look for the yellow Mensa “M” sign on the table.

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

 

5:00 PM      Last Odd Thursday

As the baseball season comes to a close, so does LOT for the year. Join us for one final hang out on the front deck (weather permitting or we take it inside). It’s free but you are welcome to bring a snack to share.

Location: Orange.

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

 

Friday, October 20th

5:05 PM      3rd Friday at Hollingshead’s

Join us for craft beer, sandwiches and conversation. We always have a cluster of tables. King Trivia starts at 7 PM.

Location: 368 S Main St., Orange, north of the 22 Fwy., south of Chapman. Look for Deli sign in the back corner of the small shopping center.

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

 

Saturday, October 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.

Location: Garden Grove.

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

 

10:00 AM      Standard Mensa Admissions Test

1:00 PM        Mensa Culture Fair  Test*

Help recruit new members! October is Mensa Membership Month, so prospective members can take the Mensa Test for only $30 (normally $60). Reservations are required.

*The Culture Fair is recommended for persons whose native language is not English or persons who are dyslexic.

Location: Anaheim: AHMC Medical Office Building, 1211 West LaPalma Ave., Board Room (Basement).

Contact: testing@ocmensa.org

 

6:00 PM       Games Night – Foothill Ranch

Taboo, Pictionary, Encore, Charades, Dictionary, Quiddler, Codenames, or a game you bring. Please bring a snack to share. Note: This is an alcohol-free event.

Location: At Steven’s home, Foothill Ranch.

Contact: See contact info in the Oracle or in the weekly eBlast.

 

Sunday, October 22nd

10:00 AM      Disneyland SIG

We visit Disneyland at least one Sunday each month. Our Facebook page offers the opportunity to assist in planning each month’s excursion, www.facebook.com/groups/MensaDisneyBuddies

Location: The meeting place is inside Disneyland in front of the Fire Station on Main Street.

Contact: Guy Felton: gfeltonlb@verizon.net or Cathy Heflin, (714) 698-9864.

 

1:00 PM      Gifted Youth STEM Day

“The Science of Sourdough!” Join our Gifted Youth Coordinator Sarah Whittenberg, along with members who have children and youth who are members. We are headed to the kitchen to learn about BAKING! We’ll be making our own sourdough starter, learning about the science of fermentation, and snacking on our homemade creations. Bring your own beverages and a snack to share. RSVP required.

Location: At Sarah’s home, Santa Ana.

Contact: Sarah Whittenberg, Gifted Youth Coordinator, giftedyouth@ocmensa.org, (714) 329-7521 cell/text

 

4:00 PM      OCM Speakers Forum:  “The Story of Amelia Earhart”

Our speaker will be Douglas Westphall, author, publisher, historian, and educator.

Learn about the life and career of aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. This presentation promises to fascinate us – from Earhart’s first flight in Long Beach, CA, to the day before she leaves California…forever. No charge. Guests are welcome.

Location: 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, treasurer@ocmensa.org.

 

5:00 PM      Dinner at Rockwell’s Café

Dinner or light fare and/or dessert at Rockwell’s Café and Bakery (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 Café, 17853 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park, (714) 921-0622.

 

Tuesday, October 24th

Noon      Out-To-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (657) 226-7861, or see weekly OCM eBlast.

 

5:30 PM      Danny K’s Quiz Night

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a nationwide quiz at Danny K’s, www.buzztime.com/showdown

Location: 1096 N. Main St., Orange.

Contact: Tim Bentley, cestrian49@yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 25th

12:35 PM      (almost) Free Lunch

Gives modern Vietnamese quick eats a try at Nguyen’s Kitchen. The menu is tight with banh mi, noodles and appetizers. Special note to Linda Kapiloff: the garlic noodles are serious. www.nguyenskitchen.com

Location: Nguyen’s Kitchen, 445 S Main St Ste B, Orange, just north of La Veta on the East side of the street.

Contact: John Olsen (714) 771-3095.

 

Thursday, October 26th

Noon      Brunch Davidians

We are meeting at Turnip Rose Café in the Shops at Mesa Verde.

Location: 2701 Harbor Blvd. Ste. E6, Costa Mesa, (714) 881-0379. Look for the yellow “M” sign on the table.

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

Friday, October 27th

5:00 PM      South Coast Plaza Happy Hour

This is the new bar inside the Crown Plaza Hotel. Happy hour till 7pm with Modern American style food.

Location: 3131 Bristol Street. Costa Mesa.

Contact: Valerie, (714) 296-8001, text only before 4 PM.

 

Saturday, October 28th

7:00 PM      Halloween Party

This is being held in lieu of a regular open house on the first Saturday of November. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Please join us for an evening of great conversation. As usual, snacks, wine, beer, and soft drinks are included in the low price of $5 each. Note for those with cynophobia or an allergy to dogs: there will be a dog present.

Location:  Kathryn Goldin’s home in Orange.

Contact: Kathryn, (657) 221-8494.

 

Tuesday, October 31st

Noon      Out-To-Lunch Bunch

Contact: Linda K, (657) 226-7861, or see weekly OCM eBlast.

 

5:30 PM      Danny K’s Quiz Night

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a nationwide quiz at Danny K’s, www.buzztime.com/showdown

Location: 1096 N. Main St., Orange.

Contact: Tim Bentley, cestrian49@yahoo.com