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.

To protect the privacy of our hosts, home addresses and personal email addresses are not listed on this website. Current members of Orange County Mensa can access this information in the current Oracle newsletter or the weekly eBlast.

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: 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

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our normally scheduled in-person events are on hiatus, some are virtual, but some are back to in-person! 

 

Tuesday, November 15

12:30 PM       1 Tue 3 Lunch Club

Our *THIRD* Tuesday lunch in November will be at Mr. Taco Nice at 1867 W. Katella in Anaheim.  You can eat pizza or Mexican here.  We meet at a different location around Orange County on the first and third Tuesdays.

Location: Mr. Taco Nice, 1867 W. Katella, Anaheim.

Contact: Jim CollierJ.Collier@cross-comp.com

 

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See November 1 entry.

 

Saturday, November 19

12:00 PM       Inland Empire Mensa Zoom

For November only, we will be meeting on the THIRD Saturday of the month instead of the second Saturday.  Inland Empire Mensans who live in Riverside and San Bernardino counties now or in the past are scattered in different Mensa chapters.  Come join us to meet virtually and join your fellow Inland Empire Mensans for Mensa style ZOOM discussions.  We meet virtually from 12 noon to about 1:30 PM.

Contact Joan with details on how to join the Zoom call.

Contact: Questions?  Joan Francis at events333@aol.com

 

Tuesday, November 22

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See November 1 entry.

 

 

Friday, November 25

Deadline for Reservations for OCM Holiday Party

Celebrate the holiday season with your fellow Mensans on Saturday, December 3, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Lake Park Club House, 1510 Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana. All Mensans and their guests who accompany them are invited. $10 per person includes dinner, dessert, wine, beer, soft drinks.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQURIED. To reserve, send $10/person either via PayPal or by mailing a check.

Online: www.PayPal.com to treasurer@ocmensa.org

Check: Make payable to Orange County Mensa. See Oracle for mailing address.

Contact: Valerie Spear, Chair, 714-296-8001 (text only before 4:00 PM weekdays, text or phone calls after 4:00 PM) or vp1@ocmensa.org

 

Tuesday, November 29

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See November 1 entry.

 

Wednesday, November 30

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

 

Friday, December 2

5:05 PM         Beerhunters

Beerhunters tucks away into a quiet part of town to avoid the holiday crowds. Join us at Wise Guys Pizzeria for pizza and other Italian food plus 16 beers on tap.  Good wine too.

Location: Wise Guys Pizzeria, 7606 E. Chapman Ave., Orange (at the corner of Newport Ave.)

Contact: John Olsen, 714-771-3095

 

Saturday, December 3

5:00 – 9:00 PM           OC Mensa Holiday Party

Celebrate the holiday season with your fellow Mensans at our annual Holiday Party!  All Mensans and their guests who accompany them are invited.  $10 per person includes dinner, dessert, wine, beer, soft drinks.  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  Reservation Deadline: Friday, November 25.  To reserve, send $10/person either via PayPal or by mailing a check.

Online: www.PayPal.com to treasurer@ocmensa.org

Check: Make payable to Orange County Mensa.  See Oracle for mailing address.

Note: Reservations and payments must be made in advance so we know how many are attending and we can order the food.  No payments can be accepted at the event.

Location: See Oracle or weekly eBlast.

Contact: Valerie Spear, Holiday Party Chair, 714-296-8001 (text only before 4:00 PM weekdays, text or phone calls after 4:00 PM) or president@ocmensa.org

 

Monday, December 5

10:00 PM       Calendar and Oracle Deadlines

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

Submit January Oracle entries (articles & photos) to the Oracle Editor at Editor@ocmensa.org

One week earlier than usual due to printing holiday scheduling.

 

Tuesday, December 6

12:30 PM       1 Tue 3 Lunch Club

First Tuesday lunch is at California Fish Grill.  I’ve wanted to include a fish place.  I’ve eaten here several times.  (I used to own a townhouse in Irvine.)  Pretty yummy.  I personally like their salmon.  Reasonable prices.  It also gets us away from the Anaheim-Orange axis.  No RSVP necessary, just show up.  We meet at a different location around Orange County on the first and third Tuesdays.

Location: California Fish Grill.  3988 Barranca Pkwy (at Culver Drive) in “Crossroads,” Irvine.

Contact: Jim CollierJ.Collier@cross-comp.com

 

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

Come join your fellow Mensans and other smart people for a nationwide trivia quiz at Danny K’s.  It’s on Tuesday nights and we start at 5:00 PM, but there is another game that starts at 5:30 PM for those who can’t make it at 5:00 PM.  One time we were 3rd in the nation.  The questions cover a wide range of topics.  For more information as to how this works, please contact Tim Bentley.

Location: Danny K’s Billiards & Sports Bar, 1096 N. Main St., Orange. dannyks.com

Contact: Tim Bentley,  cestrian49@yahoo.com

 

Wednesday, December 7

1:00 PM         LuncH with a Capital H

We’re back at our old haunt.  Join us for sandwiches and conversation and maybe a beer.  Look for us at the round big table (if we get it).

Location: Hollingshead’s Deli, 368 S. Main St., Orange.  Behind Victory Diner.  North of the 22 Fwy, south of Chapman.  Look for Deli sign in the corner of a small shopping center.

Contact: John Olsen, 714-771-3095

 

Saturday, December 10

12:00 PM       Inland Empire Mensa Zoom

Inland Empire Mensans who live in Riverside and San Bernardino counties now or in the past are scattered in different Mensa chapters.  Come join us to meet virtually and join your fellow Inland Empire Mensans for Mensa style ZOOM discussions.  We meet virtually every second Saturday of the month from 12 noon to about 1:30 PM.   Meeting ID: 953 6031 1838, Passcode: 583901 https://zoom.us/j/95360311838?pwd=VHdDZG16VEVTS2hMdkdKTi9PNmJxdz09

Contact: Questions?  Joan Francis at events333@aol.com

 

Sunday, December 11

10:30 AM       Atheists United Orange Co., Second Sunday Brunch

The conversation is enjoyable and unstructured among like-minded friends.  We order brunch from the menu.  We are open to the public, free parking at the hotel.  If you have questions, please call or text David at 714-264-4750.  Or go to: meetup.com/orange-county-second-sunday-brunch/events. An RSVP is appreciated.

Location: The restaurant inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. (The cross street is Birch, near the airport).

Contact: Joyce Farmer, 949-494-1780 (landline)

 

Tuesday, December 13

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See December 6 entry.

 

Tuesday, December 20

12:30 PM       1 Tue 3 Lunch Club

Our *THIRD* Tuesday lunch in December will be at Farmer Boys.  This place has the usual burgers, but it also has salads and wraps and one other item for late risers: breakfast.  If you must have a burger this place ranks with In-n-Out.  But I go here for breakfast and salads.  No tipping.  No RSVP necessary, just show up.  We meet at a different location around Orange County on the first and third Tuesdays.

Location: 2800 W. Lincoln (at Dale Ave.), Anaheim

Contact: Jim CollierJ.Collier@cross-comp.com

 

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See December 6 entry.

 

Tuesday, December 27

5:00 PM         Danny K’s Quiz Night

See December 6 entry.

 

Wednesday, December 28

12:35 PM       (almost) FREE LUNCH

Seafood is on the menu today.  Join us at Off the Boat Fish Grill.  Besides seafood they have chicken and Mediterranean specialties.

Location: 17582 E. 17th St. Suite 105, Tustin (Just East of 55 Fwy).

Contact: John Olsen, 714-771-3095