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The clubs of Laguna Woods Village are an integral part of this fun, vibrant community! In addition to having their own webpage on lagunawoodsvillage.com, clubs may submit their press releases to be featured on the Club News page.

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Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.



Rainbow Club Luau on August 19

The Rainbow Club, the Village LGBT club, is holding its annual Luau on Saturday, August 19, in Clubhouse 6 starting at 5:00 p.m.  The catered buffet includes a variety of Hawaiian style food.  The Club will provide water, soft drinks and entertainment; BYOB your choice of alcohol.

Members $18; member’s guests $23.  RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MONDAY, AUGUST 14.  Prospective members should contact Larry or Joyce. 

For menu, contact and other information see our club webpage at bit.ly/rclgbt .



Baby Boomers Club presents Close Enough on Aug. 19

The Baby Boomers Club is proud to present, Close Enough on August 19 at Clubhouse 5.   Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and band starts at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 members and $10.00 guests.  GRF cash bar, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks!.   Pre-sale is available from 1-3 p.m. the day of the event at Clubhouse 5.

Close Enough is Orange County's quality Classic Rock band, playing the best dance music from the 60'S, 70'S, 80'S and beyond!  The variety of their music makes it fun for every one of every age.  Close Enough covers all the greats including Van Morrison, CC&R, The Stones, Marvin Gaye, KC & The Sunshine Band, Bob Seger, Santana, Neil Diamond, and so many more!



New Jersey Club presents a Musical Duo on Aug. 23

On August 23, the New Jersey Club proudly presents the musical duo of Rick Sherman and Tina Wilson.  Rick Sherman is truly a “one man-band” singing as he plays on two keyboards and a drum machine.  He has performed in the Disneyland Hotel, the Hyatt Newporter as well as many other venues throughout Orange County.

Tina Wilson’s musical talent includes her love for Jazz along with her guitar.  She has also acclaimed a huge following of fans through her appearances in Southern California.  This outstanding musical duo has been performing together over the past 15 years.  They play an incredibly wide variety of musical styles including, Swing, Rock, Pop, Blues and Country Western.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Guests are welcome for $5.00.  No host bar from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Refreshments after the show.



Friends of the Village to Host Board Candidates Aug. 24

The Friends of the Village annual "Meet the Candidates" night meeting will be held Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 5 PM in Dining Room 1 of the Performing Arts Center.  This is a different day and time from our the FOV usual monthly meeting.  Candidates for Third Mutual and United Mutual are all invited to participate, and a Q&A Session will be held.

Refreshments and the meeting are free to Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests.



Wellness in the Woods Television Show

Wellness in the Woods, hosted by Leslie Carretti, brings current health, wellness and nutrition information to the residents of Laguna Woods Village each month. Check out the July 2017 Wellness in the Woods TV Show hosted by Leslie Carretti below:

Keep reading for more episodes of Wellness in the Woods.



Theatre Guild Information

The Theatre Guild meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Clubhouse 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.for socializing before the program begins at 7:00 p.m. The programs vary and often offer entertainment. The purpose of the club is to develop, promote and foster the expertise, appreciation, fellowship and enjoyment of the theatre experience for both the club members and guests. We promote two major productions a year, a comedy in the spring and a musical in the fall.

Contact Information:

President: Joan Laing

Phone: 949.470.9375

Email: zimba443@comline.com



Video Club Events

Click here for the Video Club's latest newsletter.

 

 

 



Alzheimer's Association Information

There is a community support network to help reunite a lost person with family or caregiver. The system is called MedicAlert + Safe Return and provides 24-hour assistance nationwide. There is a one-time minimal cost to purchase an identification bracelet and registration process to provide protection for lost wanderers. The ID bracelet provides the toll-free 800 number to connect with the MedicAlert + Safe Return system who in turn, notifies the dementia's listed contacts to make sure he or she is returned home safely.

Click here for a flyer with more information.

For information, contact Sunshine Lutey; Phone 949 278-6454, email sunshinelutey@gmail.com. The Alzheimer's Association 24-hour Help line is 800 272-3900.



Scottish Heritage Club Meets Every Tuesday in the Community Center

The Scottish Heritage Club meets every Tuesday in the Community Center, Pine Room, at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We extend a warm welcome to all members and residents to join us for some simple party dances, light hearted discussion, traditional Scottish music, snacks, cookies, Donation $3. First attendance free. Information from Frank Searle 949-813-4205 or Renee 714-731-2363.



Guitar Club Information

The Guitar Club needs knowledgeable players who can show their technique to other players. The club will meet periodically. The goal of the club is to exchange ideas and methods to improve the technique of the instrument, and the knowledge of music. For more information please contact Bernie Frenkel at 310 809 4409. Click here to view YouTube video.



Bocce and Social Club of Laguna Woods Village

Come for the Friendship-Stay for the fun!!!

The Bocce and Social Club of Laguna Woods Village membership for 2016 is $12.00 per year. Your membership gives you discounts on all our events, dances, activities and the bragging rights to participate in our Battle of the Sexes and Club Championship games. In addition, some of the new activities that are being planned this summer include: “Pop Up Barbecue Night” and our continuation of our famous Thursday social time consisting of Wine, Cheese and Snacks, which are served court side. 

Bocce is an easy game for everyone.  Bocce Ball is played on carpeted courts, which are well shaded at each end.  Free lessons and all equipment are furnished.  There is nothing to buy. Appropriate, modest attire must be worn. All courts are accessible.  Stop by the clubhouse for details which is located next to the swimming pool at Clubhouse  1. Visitors and non-members are ALWAYS WELCOME!

 Open Play Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays.
 October thru May: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.    June thru September: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - COME JOIN THIS EASY AND RELAXING SPORT.  This is truly a "Club that Cares".  Check us out on the web for club activities-http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/section.cfm?id=276 and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LagunaWoodsBocceBall.



Cars 4 Causes Supports Local Charities

The Kiwanis Club once more steps up to the front as a service and charitable organization with their program titled "Cars 4 Causes." 

2015 is the perfect time to think about license fees and taxes in the new year. If there's a car gathering dust in the car port or elsewhere, Saddleback Kiwanis may have a solution. Saddleback Foundation is an IRS approved charity which accept donations of any vehicle to benefit local Laguna Woods Village non-profit charities, whether or not the vehicle is in running order. The club handles towing, if needed and the DMV paperwork.

A tax deduction for Federal and State Income Tax may be available for anyone who donates a car, along with the satisfaction and knowledge that a donation was made. The funds are used for Scholarships for local students and to help seniors and veterans through Kiwanis donations to the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village, Meals on Wheels, and Florence Sylvester Senior Center.  

For information and help regarding vehicle donation, call Marlene Bridges at 949 215-1101.



Mac Club Information

The Mac Club is located on in the Community Center on the Third Floor.

24351 El Toro Road

Laguna Woods, CA 92637

949-268-2263

 

We have 20 iMacs and an iPad available for your use every weekday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

A volunteer supervisor is available to answer questions and help you with the computers or your Mac laptop, iPad or iPhone.

Our class schedule is updated weekly on our website and sent to members via email.

Visit our site at lagunawoodsvillage.com  - Clubs - The Mac Club.



New Jersey Club Information

Whether you are from New Jersey, have passed through New Jersey, or have just heard of New Jersey, you are welcome to become a member of this fun and friendly social club.  We meet every month on the fourth Wednesday in Clubhouse 5.  This is an opportunity to meet new friends, visit with old friends, enjoy fabulous entertainment and a delicious dessert with coffee.

With your $20 membership, you will receive the following:

  • Free admission to monthly meetings
  • Member discounts on New Jersey Club trips
  • Special member prices for annual dinners.
     

For more information, call Beverly Genereux at 949-829-6633 or lagunaqtpie@comline.com



International Folk Dancing Club

The wondering Folk dance Tribe has finally come back home. To the beautiful remodeled Clubhouse 2. From now on all our folk dance events will take place in  Clubhouse 2 Click here for a map.

Every Wednesday at Clubhouse 2 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m:

6:00-6:30 p.m. teaching.
6:30-8:30p.m. easy to intermediate teaching and dancing.                         

Every Sunday
Clubhouse 2 at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.:
Requests and some teaching.

Every Tuesday at Clubhouse 1:
9:00-11:00 a.m. teaching by Maria Pahos-Benson.
Click here for the map.

For more information visit our club website at: http://www.lagunainternationaldancers.com.



Needleworks Club on Thursdays

Needleworks Club membership is open to all Village residents interested in needle-type crafts.  Meetings are informal so that members can come and go at their convenience.

Drop in at Clubhouse Three, Dining Room Two on Thursdays between 9:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m except that the third Thursday of each month they meet in Dining Room 1.

Annual dues are $10.

Village residents interested in knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, or other types of needle projects are invited to attend.  Bring a favorite project or we can help you find one. Members are happy to share their ideas and patterns.

Questions: call Bess, 595-0383 or Margaret, 462-0810.



Cribbage Club Meets Fridays at 12:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 7

Looking for a fun card game that involves both luck and skill? Learn to play Cribbage at the Friday Cribbage Club, at Clubhouse 7, Main Lounge. Free instruction and practice are offered at noon. Regular play begins at 1:00 p.m. Laguna Woods Village residents and their guests are invited to play. For information contact: Bob Levy, 408-396-3172.

August 12 winners: Mary Ann Sommers was in first place with 10 games; Barbara Paine was in second place with eight games. Tom Skaggs had a 28-point hand.



Pinoclhile Club Meets Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 7

All pinochle players, including beginners, are invited to join us for six games of single deck pinochle. Prizes and socializing. We now meet Tuesday nights at Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 2. Practice 5:00 p.m. Regular play 5:30 p.m. For information call Doris Helwig 970-593-8129 or Arlene Zecca 949-830-5290.



Oasis For Free Thinkers Meetings-2nd Monday Every Month

We are a group of like-minded people who celebrate and respect the natural world without the need of supernatural forces. We come together to share information, ideas, and good times in an environment free of deities and dogma.

We invite all skeptics, humanists, agnostics and those who are questioning or seeking to join us. No one will be turned away; we welcome all viewpoints for discussion.   

We meet the second Monday of every month in the Recreation Room at 5499 Paseo del Lago (Cul d sac 367) at 3 p.m. Yearly membership cost $15. Non-member fee per meeting cost $3.



Village Duplicate Bridge Club

We’re not only the largest bridge club we also have many accomplished players, as measured by the 70% game. In duplicate bridge 70% means that a team has scored 70% of all the points available in a single game. Quite a remarkable feat.

Every week Novice games (0 to 20 points) are held on Tuesday evening at 6:15 and on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. All games feature a pre-game lecture. The club also has stratified games at 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and evening games on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Let us know if you need a partner and we will try to help you find one.

Questions?  Contact JoAnn diLorenzo at jdlmoimeme@yahoo.com 650-504-5180.



Sunshine Performance Club Weekly Jam Session

Weekly rehearsals are held in the Clubhouse 3 Rehearsal Room on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you would like to come and participate, you will be welcomed.

For information call Sunshine at 949 586-4100.

 

 

 

 



ACT! For America Club Meet on Fourth Thursday Every Month

ACT! For America-Laguna Woods Club is a chapter of the national ACT! For America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots organization devoted to education and promoting national and local security. ACT!-Laguna Woods provides stimulating, educational meetings promoting taking actio. We have motivational speakers and thought-provoking discussion groups to inspire and inform. Meetings on fourth Thursday of each month at the Community Center, Spruce Room at 1:00 p.m. Contact, Act-Laguna-Woods@mail.com or call: 949-707-1133.



Kiwanis Club Meetings

Kiwanis meets each Monday at 11:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. Visitors are welcome. 

Lunch is provided, $8 for members and $9 for guests.  If you plan to come for lunch, call Jim Burge at 830-9120.

Also, Kiwanis Networking with a purpose group has an hour breakfast meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:37 AM at the Regency.Breakfast is $10.



Dine Out Club Meets on Saturday Evenings

Don’t eat alone! 

Join us Saturdays 5:30 p.m. RSVP for location. 457-9067.




 



The Laguna Woods Village Scrabble Club Meets on Monday Afternoons

The Laguna Woods Village Scrabble Club meets on Monday afternoons at 12:45 p.m. at Clubhouse 5 in Dining Room 1.

Players are divided into 3 groups, A, B, & C, according to their scrabble playing skills. All players play three games, finishing at or about 4:00 p.m. Each game is timed, lasting about 50 minutes.

A weekly fee of $2 is charged. Category Prizes are awarded. Snacks are provided. Games & Score Sheets are provided.

Group A players are governed by the Official Rules and Word Lists of the NASPA (North American Scrabble Players Association). Groups B & C adhere to a set of modified rules.



Porcelain Artists Club Meets Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 Dining Room 3

Porcelain Artists of Laguna Woods has moved to its permanent home in Clubhouse 1, Dining Room 3. The Club meets Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. All residents are welcome. We paint all types of porcelain: plates, vases, figurines, Christmas ornaments. Our members have various levels of experience. We provide beginners with instruction and supplies. Information: Naomi Bernstein, 949-235-2721, or just stop by.

 



Ukulele Club Meets Fridays in Clubhouse 3 Rehearsal Room

The Ukulele Club meets in Clubhouse 3, Rehearsal Room, Fridays at 1:00 p.m. We play and sing old tunes and a few new ones. For information call Barbara at 949-472-0255 or Craig at 949-859-8481.

 

 



Come Join the Chess Club!

The Chess Club welcomes new members. Whether you’re an experienced player or totally new to chess, come and enjoy this fascinating game which has been played for over a thousand years all over the world. 

We play in the Redwood Room at the Community Center on Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

For questions or to arrange for lessons call John 949-462-0722.



Can Do Club Meets Every Fourth Thursday

The Can Do Club, a support group for those with Parkinson’s Disease, meets at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center every fourth Thursday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

 



Topic Master Club Meetings on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 6

Our Club Membership is now open! We welcome new members particularly those with an interest in improving their ability to think on their feet. Some people come by this naturally, but if you don’t practice is the answer. “Mental Aerobics” is fun and a great way to exercise your synapses and will help you express your thoughts in a clear and composed manner. Visitors are welcome any Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. Participation is voluntary, but a sense of humor is mandatory.



TGIF Meetings

TGIF, a social club devoted to fun through dancing and making friends over cocktails, invites everyone to join us most Fridays at Clubhouse 2 to celebrate whatever comes to mind. There are no membership requirements and the fun starts at 4:00 p.m. with live music and a no-host bar until 6:00 p.m. Cost is $3 at the door and snacks and door prizes are included!



Players Club Offers Bingo Every Second and Fourth Tuesday

The best Bingo in the Village is played on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, in Clubhouse 1. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., buy-in starts at 1:00 p.m. and play begins at 1:30 p.m.  Buy-ins will stop at 1:25 p.m.
 
Cost to play is only $10 to play 10 regular games. Extras cost $5 for an extra 6-on pack for the regular games and $1 each for three special games, which gives you a second chance to win these “special’ games. Game pay-outs are usually $120 to $250. All profits are donated to charity.



The Table Tennis Room

The Table Tennis Room on the 3rd Floor next to the Fitness Center provides residents with one of the best table tennis venues in Southern California.  Nine playing tables and two tables equipped with robots for practice ensure abundant opportunity for play and practice.  Paddles and balls are provided. Soft sole, non-marking athletic shoes are required.

Hours of play are:

Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m
Saturday 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m
Sunday 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

“Orientation and Play for Newbie’s” with Janine Bolchazy is at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  All are welcome. No experience necessary.

“Newcomers Group” meets from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday.

“We Love Singles” from 12:00 p.m until 2:00 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 2:00 p.m. until 4:00  p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays provides the opportunity for competitive singles matches.

The Saturday Singles Round Robin simulates sanctioned tournament play but on a much more informal basis. Sign in at 1:15 p.m. Play starts at 1:30 p.m.



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Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.