December 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.

STEM video for young women

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Monday, December 3 – 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 2018 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.

Monday, December 3
First day of Hanukkah

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Tuesday, December 4 – 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, December 5 – 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, December 5 – 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, December 6 – 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, December 8 – 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Sing-A-Long

Marian Honeycutt will be in town to play piano for us. We will provide song words courtesy of Erica Barrows. Bring a dish to share and your best voice. Marian and I will provide coffee, tea and wassail. Sacramento. Call if you need directions. Sharrel Wyatt, 916-803-6181.

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Saturday, December 8 – 7:00 p.m.
Lighted Boat Parade

Join in the fun watching Discovery Bay's Lighted Boat Parade from the Unger's deck or the warmth of the living room. Come hungry, we will be providing enough food to serve as your dinner. Mensans and guests are welcome. The event will be held at the Unger's house, in Discovery Bay, CA 94505. Please RSVP so we know how much food to get: . For more information call Judy at 714-356-4873 or Bernie at 714-356-4868.

Peace on earth

Saturday, December 8 – 8:00 p.m.
A Night at the Theater

Join Laure for a Freefall Stage production of "A Studio, A Star, and A Silent Nightz'. 4330 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento. Call Laure at 916-470-1893 for information.

Sunday, December 9
Last day of Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Tuesday, December 11 – 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, December 12 – 5:00 p.m.
Sacramento Happy Hour

Join us at Zocalo at 466 Howe Ave, Sacramento, near the Safeway. Happy hour menu has a wonderful selection of drink specials, and small plates at a reduced price. Text or call Ann Barton at 916-747-1538, or email for questions. Look for a SacraMensan on table.

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Wednesday, December 12 – 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 .

activities deadline

Wednesday, December 12 – 9:00 p.m.
Activities Deadline

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

Thursday, December 13 – 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, December 14 – 7:00 p.m.
Maybe a Party

I want to have a party! But, because of deadlines and time crunches and a host of uncertain circumstances, we can't make the newsletter deadline. So save this date (unless you get a better offer) and check the SRM Facebook page sometime during the first week of December. I will let y'all know there if and when our "Empty House Farewell Party" will happen. You can also contact me for updates and details: Leonore @ 916-395-7311 or

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Friday, December 14
Newsletter Deadline

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

Saturday, December 15 – 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.

Santa

Tuesday, December 18 – 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, December 18 – 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.
https://americanliterature.com/author/leo-tolstoy/short-story/papa-panovs-special-christmas
Contact Arianne Laidlaw for the reading selection, directions and information at 916-362-5131 or

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Wednesday, December 19 – 6:30 p.m.
Friends of Food

We're eating at Chicago Fire, 2416 J Street, 95811, Midtown Sacramento. Call or text me if you plan to come so we can save table space, Laure 916-470-1893.

Thursday, December 20 – 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

Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 25
Christmas Day

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Thursday, December 27 – 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

stocking

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 .

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