January 2020

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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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Wednesday, January 1 – 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,

Thursday, January 2 – NOON
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, January 4 – 7:00 p.m.
Tulare/Kings Post-Holiday Potluck & Game Night

This annual event will be held at the home of Pete Cowper, 2821 S. Parkwood St., 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 6 – 6:30 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 Board meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month at the Reiger's home. All members are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, January 7 – 11:00 a.m.
Northside Lunch Bunch

We meet every Tuesday at Sakura Buffet, 2344 Watt Ave. This is a new location for the Northside Lunch Bunch. There is no official coordinator of this event yet but everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

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Tuesday, January 7 – 5:30 p.m.
Trivia Night in Visalia

Tulare-Kings Area Mensans will gather at The Planing Mill, 778 E. Center Ave., Visalia, for pizza and to compete in the King Trivia Contest that begins at 6 p.m. Questions? Contact Steve at (559) 280-9774 or

Thursday, January 9 – NOON
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 10 – 5:00 p.m.
Delta Happy Hour Hunters

Celebrate the end of the work week 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 Black Angus The Streets of Brentwood, 2355 Sand Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA 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

Tuesday, January 14 – 11:00 a.m.
Northside Lunch Bunch

We meet every Tuesday at Sakura Buffet, 2344 Watt Ave. This is a new location for the Northside Lunch Bunch. There is no official coordinator of this event yet but everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

Tuesday, January 14 – 7:00 p.m.
RG Planning Committee

Yes! After a multi-year hiatus, there will be an RG in 2020! We are going to need lots of help. This will be the initial planning session. We need ideas regarding programs, themes, and venue. But most of all, we need your enthusiasm! At this initial meeting, we will be taking a consensus from the group on the best meeting day and time. Join Lesley, our RG chair, in Sacramento, Ca 95831. Call 916-761-0825 for more information or directions.

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Wednesday, January 15 – 6:30 p.m.
Delta Trivia Night

Sand Creek Pub in Brentwood has a lively trivia night every Wednesday. Join us at 6:30 to form a team at Sand Creek Pub 50 Sand Creek Road Suite 30 Brentwood, CA 94513 Join us at 6:30 so we can secure a table and get food. Trivia starts at 7:00. 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

Wednesday, January 15 – 6:30 p.m.
Friends of Food

It's time for Thai! Let's meet at The Coconut on T, 1110 T Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811. Please let Laure know if you can make it so she will know what size table to reserve. 916-470-1893.

Thursday, January 16 – NOON
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

activities deadline

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

Please send your activities for next month to our new activities coordinator, Ann Barton at 916-747-1538 or email before the deadline.

Friday, January 17
Newsletter Deadline

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

Saturday, January 18
Roseville Gathering

The Roseville area Mensans will gather at the home of Terrie (Therese) Ray on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Call or text her at 239-671-0882 for her address and directions. Also, let her know if you will be bringing wine, appetizer, etc., (or nothing at all). Topic TBD, or we can just get to know each other. Feel free to bring a like-minded friend as well.

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Saturday, 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.

Sunday, January 19 – 3:00 p.m.
Sacramento Brew Pub

Come join us for a friendly pint at Capitol Beer and Taproom (Happy Hour all Day on Sunday!), 2222 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95825 (located in the UV shopping Center). They do not serve food, but there are plenty of places nearby to get a bite. Look for a SacraMensan on the table. Contact Ann Barton at or text 916-747-1538 for questions.

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Tuesday, January 21 – 11:00 a.m.
Northside Lunch Bunch

We meet every Tuesday at Sakura Buffet, 2344 Watt Ave. This is a new location for the Northside Lunch Bunch. There is no official coordinator of this event yet but everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

Tuesday, January 21 – 7:30 p.m.
Classic Books

The Classic Book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday of each month. 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 22 – 6:45 p.m.
Sacramento Trivia Night

New day and pub! Let's put our trivia knowledge to the test. Join your fellow Densans at Tower Brewing, 1210 66th St Unit B, Sacramento. The game starts at 7:00. Limit of 6 people per team. You can bring your own munchies; they don't serve food but there may be a food truck (check food truck schedule at towerbrewingcompany.com). Let me know you're coming! Text or email Sandra, 916-598-6522 or

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Thursday, January 23 – NOON
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, January 23 – 4:30 p.m.
Sacramento Day After Hump Day Happy Hour

This month circumstances force us to switch it up a little and have happy hour on the day after hump day, otherwise known as Thursday. Join us for a mid-week gathering at Wildwood Kitchen and Bar, 556 Pavillions Lane, Sacramento, CA 95825 (located in the Pavillions shopping center). They offer discounted food and drinks during happy hour. Look for a SacraMensan on the table. Text or call Ann Barton at 916-747-1538, or email for questions. Look for a SacraMensan on table.

Tuesday, January 28 – 11:00 a.m.
Northside Lunch Bunch

We meet every Tuesday at Sakura Buffet, 2344 Watt Ave. This is a new location for the Northside Lunch Bunch. There is no official coordinator of this event yet but everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

Wednesday, January 29 – 6:30 p.m.
Delta Trivia Night in Brentwood

Trivia Night has been so successful that we decided to go for 2 nights a month Sand Creek Pub in Brentwood has a lively trivia night every Wednesday. Join us at 6:30 so we can secure a table and get food. Trivia starts at 7:00 Sand Creek Pub 50 Sand Creek Road Suite 30 Brentwood, CA 94513. Look for our "Welcome Owl". Call Judy at 714-356-4873 or Bernie at 714-356-4868 for more info NC, PC

Thursday, January 30 – NOON
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

Peace on Earth

February 2020

Monday, February 3 – 6:30 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 Board meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month at the Reiger's home. All members are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, February 4 – 11:00 a.m.
Northside Lunch Bunch

We meet every Tuesday at Sakura Buffet, 2344 Watt Ave. This is a new location for the Northside Lunch Bunch. There is no official coordinator of this event yet but everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

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