February 2018

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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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Tuesday, February 1 – 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

Saturday, February 3 – 7:00 p.m.
Brentwood Rocks

Join us for a fun night of bowling with music; you can upload your own songs. Total cost is $11 per person including shoes and bowling! Harvest Park Bowl 5000 Balfour Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. RSVP is HIGHLY recommended so that we know how many lanes to grab . dwight.shackelford@gmail.com

Monday, February 5 – 7:00 p.m.
Board Meeting

The board meeting is at the home of Debra and John Reiger. Call her for address and directions 916-456-4595. for information or agenda items.

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Tuesday, February 6 – 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, February 7 – 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,

Wednesday, February 7 – 6:30 p.m.
Chico Area Mensans

Chico Area Mensans - join us for conversation, and/or drinks and dinner. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at the 220 Club in the Hotel Diamond, 220 W. 4th St. Chico. Please join us on our meetup page (Chico Area Mensa). See you soon. For more information: Elaine Edwards, 530-228-0860.

Thursday, February 8 – 11:45 am
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, February 9 – 5:00 p.m.
Delta Happy Hour Hunters

Celebrate the end of the workweek and relax with friendly conversation, happy hour food and drinks. If you can't make it at 5:00, just let us know you're coming, we'll be waiting for you. This month we will meet at Sand Creek Pub, specializing in beer and crepes! 50 Sand Creek Rd. Ste. 30, Brentwood, California, 94513. Look for our "Welcome Owl". Call Judy at 714-356-4873 or Bernie at 714-356-4868 for more info. NC, PC, RSE 2 Fr

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Saturday, February 10 – 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.

Saturday, February 10 – 7:00 p.m.
Tulare-Kings Mensans Mid-Winter Pot Luck Game Night

Please join us for our Tulare-Kings Mensans Mid-Winter Pot Luck Game Night at the home of Pete Cowper. The event, which will start at 7 p.m., includes a potluck dinner, so main dishes, side dishes or snacks are welcome. (Please join us even if you don't bring food!!) In addition to the stellar conversations, there will be board games, including Scrabble and games brought by attendees. For more info, suggestions on what to bring or general encouragement, call Pete at (559) 734-6199.

Tuesday, February 13 – 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, February 14 – 6:30 p.m.
Friends of Food

Bring your valentine or find a new one at the Friends of Food Valentine's Day dinner at Make Fish Poke, 1801 L #70, Sacramento. Small poke is $11.50, large is $13.50. Check it out with us. Call me, Laure, 916.470.1893, if you are coming.

Wednesday, February 14 – 9:00 p.m.
Activities Deadline

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

Thursday, February 15 – 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, February 16, 9:00 p.m.
Newsletter Deadline

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

Saturday, February 17 – 7:00 p.m.
Sacramento Games Night

Love to play games? Games Night is returning; this time at the home of Lesley James and Pete Kosel. We don't have the selection of games that Rod Baker had, but there are cards, & cribbage board, dominoes, Rummikub and a variety of word games (Bananagrams, anyone?). If you have a favorite game, by all means bring it along. Coffee, tea and Italian sodas are provided. Bring a snack to share and a 50¢ activity fee. Non game players are welcome to come too. Call Lesley at 916.761.0825 for directions or information.

Tuesday, February 20 – 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, February 20 – 7:30 p.m.
Classic Books

The Classic Book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday of each month in Sacramento One of the regulars suggested this fascinating old account of Eric the Red's exploration of our Atlantic Shore. This link will take you to a page where you can choose how you want to read or download it. I suggest you read chapters 1-6 and 9-14, but feel free to read all of it. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17946?msg=welcome_stranger . Look forward to what we make of this colorful account. Contact Arianne Laidlaw for the reading selection, directions and information at 916-362-5131 or

Thursday, February 22 – 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

Thursday, February 24 – 8:45 a.m.
Hike – Eastern Sacramento County

Join Sacramento Valley Conservancy historian (and Mensan) David Scharlach as he tells of the amazing first owners of Deer Creek Hills including a cowboy Casanova, a drunken scoundrel and murderer, the intrepid teenage survivor of the Donner Party and the rancher whose fight with the government over this land went right up to the U. S. Supreme Court. Real life Solomon Miser will take you from his homestead into the hills of Deer Creek to reminisce about coming to California before the gold rush, the wagon train he led West and his neighbors and early settlers like Jared Sheldon, Bill Daylor and William Hartnell. This outing will take you up streams and through beautiful Oak Woodlands over a moderate 4-mile hike. Gates open at 8:45, hike out by 9:00, back by noon. ***Please, no pets*** Further details at "Events" at www.sacramentovalleyconservancy.org. Please RSVP to David at or phone (916) 206-0845 (until 6:00pm) for further information and instructions.

Saturday, February 24 – 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 .

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Saturday, February 24 – 7:00 p.m.
Delta Open House

The Delta Open House is designed especially for those living further east than East Bay . All of us from Livermore to Stockton to Rio Vista and of course Tracy, Antioch, Brentwood, Pittsburg, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Mountain House, and all the little towns in between. This month the event will be in Brentwood. Janet will provide food, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, if you prefer beer or a mixed drink, BYOB. RSVP to Janet at . For more info or directions, call Judy at 714-356-4873 or Bernie at 714-356-4868 D, NS, PC, RSE 4 Sa

Tuesday, February 27 – 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.

Thursday, March 1 – 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

Check for last minute updates and changes at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MensaSacramento/

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