January 2018 - January 2019

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All activities in Sacramento unless otherwise noted.

Under 30 Group
New in Sacramento

Jennifer Chandler is facilitating a new group, officially called the Sacramento Regional Mensa Under 30 group. Check for conversation and activities on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/230504457053347/ It's a closed group so people will have to request to join.

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Saturday, December 29 – 1:00 p.m.
Stockton Last Saturday Lunch

Please join us for the Stockton Last Saturday Lunch which is held on the last Saturday of each month (which is sometimes the 5th Saturday). We meet at 1 p.m. at the New Yen Ching restaurant, located in Lincoln Center South between Rite Aid and Trader Joe's. For more information, please contact Terry Parker at 209-462-8173 or .

Tuesday, January 1 – 11:00 a.m.
Northside Lunch Bunch

Meet us at Hibachi Grill Sushi and Supreme Buffet, 7517 Watt Avenue, near Watt and Antelope. We'll be sitting at a large table about halfway back. Look for a Sacramensan or a yellow balloon. Call Kae Able for more information 916-991-4549.

Wednesday, January 2 – 6:00 p.m.
Fresno/Madera Chat and Chew at Mimi's

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at Mimi's Cafe, 7660 N. Blackstone Ave. Fresno. Beverages, appetizers, and dinner are on your own. Join us for an evening of invigorating and occasionally esoteric conversation. If you want more information, contact Jan Drenth at 559-435-1078, or 559-960-4143,

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Wednesday, January 2 – 6:30 p.m.
Chico Area Mensans

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the 220 Club in the Hotel Diamond, 220 W. 4th Street, Chico. Join us for conversation and/or drinks and dinner. Check out our Meet Up page (Chico Area Mensa.) For more information contact Elaine Edwards 530-228-0860

Thursday, January 3 – 11:45 a.m.
Downtown Lunch Bunch

We meet at China Buffet every Thursday, 1402 Broadway, Sacramento 95818 916-930-0888. The restaurant is on the south side of Broadway between 14th and 15th Streets, near Tower Theater. Look for Ray Chan and a SacraMensan on the table. Call Ray for more information 916-421-3388

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Friday, January 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Tulare/Kings Post Holiday Potluck

This event will be held at the home of Pete Cowper, in Visalia, and will include a potluck dinner - so main dishes, side dishes and snacks are welcome – but not mandatory. There will be board games and an exchange of rewrapped, unwanted Christmas gifts. For more info, call Pete at (559) 734-6199.

Monday, January 7 – 7:00 p.m.
Board Meeting

The Board meeting will be held at the home of Debra and John Reiger, call for address and directions 916-456-4595. Contact Debra for information or agenda items. The 2019 Board meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month at the Reiger's home. All Mensa Members are welcome to attend 916-456-4595.

Tuesday, January 8 – 11:00 a.m.
Northside Lunch Bunch

Meet us at Hibachi Grill Sushi and Supreme Buffet, 7517 Watt Avenue, near Watt and Antelope. We'll be sitting at a large table about halfway back. Look for a Sacramensan or a yellow balloon. Call Kae Able for more information 916-991-4549.

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Thursday, January 10 – 11:45 a.m.
Downtown Lunch Bunch

We meet at China Buffet every Thursday, 1402 Broadway, Sacramento 95818 916-930-0888. The restaurant is on the south side of Broadway between 14th and 15th Streets, near Tower Theater. Look for Ray Chan and a SacraMensan on the table. Call Ray for more information 916-421-3388

Friday, January 11 – 5:00 p.m.
Delta Happy Hour Hunters

Friday, January 11, 5:00 p.m., Delta Happy Hour Hunters Our meeting place had not been determined at the time of the newsletter deadline. Please call Judy at 714-356-4873 or Bernie at 714-356-4868 for information.

Saturday, January 12 – 6:00 p.m.
Redding Hometown Buffet

We meet on the second Saturday of each month at Hometown Buffet, 1380 Churn Creek Road, Redding. Call Jerry at 530-241-8525 or email at for more information.

Sunday, January 13 – 3:00 p.m.
Brew Pub

Come out and join us for a pint (or two) at Fort Rock Brewing, 12401 Folsom Blvd., 95742 - located in the same complex as Old Spaghetti Factory off Hazel. They occasionally have food trucks there but it can't be guaranteed. However, they said that Spaghetti Factory will deliver food to the pub if you want to have an early dinner. Call or text Ann Barton at 916-747-1538 or email: .

Tuesday, January 15 – 11:00 a.m.
Northside Lunch Bunch

Meet us at Hibachi Grill Sushi and Supreme Buffet, 7517 Watt Avenue, near Watt and Antelope. We'll be sitting at a large table about halfway back. Look for a Sacramensan or a yellow balloon. Call Kae Able for more information 916-991-4549.

Tuesday, January 15 – 7:30 p.m.
Classic Books

The Classic Book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday of each month in Sacramento. Would any of you who would like to be added to the Classic Books email list send me your email address? I always get the reading to them in time to read it before we meet.
Contact Arianne Laidlaw for the reading selection, directions and information at 916-362-5131 or

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Wednesday, January 16 – 9:00 p.m.
Activities Deadline

Please send your activities for next month to our new activities coordinator, Ann Barton before the deadline.

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Wednesday, January 16 – 6:30 p.m.
Friends of Food

We're eating at Ju Hachi, 1730 S Street, 95811, Midtown Sacramento. Call or text me if you plan to come so we can save table space, Laure 916-470-1893.

Thursday, January 17 – 11:45 a.m.
Downtown Lunch Bunch

We meet at China Buffet every Thursday, 1402 Broadway, Sacramento 95818 916-930-0888. The restaurant is on the south side of Broadway between 14th and 15th Streets, near Tower Theater. Look for Ray Chan and a SacraMensan on the table. Call Ray for more information 916-421-3388

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Friday, January 18
Newsletter Deadline

Please send your activities for next month to our newsletter editor before the deadline.

Friday, January 18 – 7:00 p.m.
Sacramento Games Night

3rd Saturday Games Night is at the home of Lesley James. We don't have a huge selection of games, but there are several card games, regular and Pinochle playing cards, a cribbage board, dominoes, Rummikub, and a variety of word games. If you have a favorite game, bring it along. Coffee, tea and Italian sodas are provided. Bring a snack to share. Non-game players are welcome to come, too. The address is in Sacramento. Call Lesley at (916) 761-0825 for directions or information.

Tuesday, January 22 – 11:00 a.m.
Northside Lunch Bunch

Meet us at Hibachi Grill Sushi and Supreme Buffet, 7517 Watt Avenue, near Watt and Antelope. We'll be sitting at a large table about halfway back. Look for a Sacramensan or a yellow balloon. Call Kae Able for more information 916-991-4549.

Wednesday, January 23 – 5:00 p.m.
Sacramento Happy Hour

Join us at 33rd Street Bistro, at 3301 Folsom Blvd. Happy hour menu has a nice assortment of discounted appetizers and discounts on drinks. Text or call Ann Barton at 916-747-1538, or email for questions. Look for a SacraMensan on table.

Thursday, January 24 – 11:45 a.m.
Downtown Lunch Bunch

We meet at China Buffet every Thursday, 1402 Broadway, Sacramento 95818 916-930-0888. The restaurant is on the south side of Broadway between 14th and 15th Streets, near Tower Theater. Look for Ray Chan and a SacraMensan on the table. Call Ray for more information 916-421-3388

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Saturday, January 26 – 1:00 p.m.
Stockton Last Saturday Lunch

Please join us for the Stockton Last Saturday Lunch which is held on the last Saturday of each month (which is sometimes the 5th Saturday). We meet at 1 p.m. at the New Yen Ching restaurant, located in Lincoln Center South between Rite Aid and Trader Joe's. For more information, please contact Terry Parker at 209-462-8173 or .

Tuesday, January 29 – 11:00 a.m.
Northside Lunch Bunch

Meet us at Hibachi Grill Sushi and Supreme Buffet, 7517 Watt Avenue, near Watt and Antelope. We'll be sitting at a large table about halfway back. Look for a Sacramensan or a yellow balloon. Call Kae Able for more information 916-991-4549.

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Wednesday, January 30 – 6:00 p.m.
Trivia Night

Tulare/Kings Area Mensans will return to Fatte Albert's Pizza Co.,110 E. 7th St., Hanford, for pizza and to compete in the weekly King Trivia Contest that begins at 6:30 p.m. A carpool will leave from Visalia at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Questions? Contact Steve at (559) 280-9774 or .

Thursday, January 31 – 11:45 a.m.
Downtown Lunch Bunch

We meet at China Buffet every Thursday, 1402 Broadway, Sacramento 95818 916-930-0888. The restaurant is on the south side of Broadway between 14th and 15th Streets, near Tower Theater. Look for Ray Chan and a SacraMensan on the table. Call Ray for more information 916-421-3388

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