November 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.

STEM video for young women

Monday, November 4 – 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, November 5 – 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.

Thursday, November 7 – 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

horn of plenty

Wednesday, November 6 – 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, November 6 – 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

Thursday, November 7 – 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, November 8 – 5:00 p.m.
Delta Happy Hour Hunters

Please note we will be meeting on the third Friday this month 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 at Sticky Chicken and Ribs - Mannheim Social Cub - 561 1st St, Brentwood, CA If you want to stick around live music starts at 8:00 pm. 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

happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 12 – 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, November 12 – 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento Trivia Night

New day and pub! Let's put our trivia knowledge to the test. Join your fellow Densans at 19 Handles Pub & Grill, 4235 Arden Way, Sacramento. There's plenty of off-street parking. The game starts at 7:00, and there can be 6 people per team. Let me know you're coming! Text or email Sandra, 916-598-6522 or

Wednesday, November 13 – 6:30 p.m.
Friends of Food

Let's meet at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant, 1346 Fulton Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825. Please let Laure know if you can make it so she will know what size table to reserve. 916-470-1893.

activities deadline

Wednesday, November 13 – 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.

Thursday, November 14 – 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, November 15
Newsletter Deadline

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

Play cards

Saturday, November 16 – 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. Call Lesley at (916) 761-0825 for directions or information.

Saturday, November 16 – 7:00 p.m.
Roseville Gathering

Our November gathering will be at the home of Colin Lewis. Colin will be sharing his thoughts on ??? Societies I have known from Wales to Sacramento.??? Email Colin at for his address because space is limited. Let us know if you can contribute wine and/or an appetizer. Thanks. Hank Starr 916-899-5450

Tuesday, November 19 – 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.

kid reading books

Tuesday, November 19 – 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

happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 20 – 4:30 p.m.
Sacramento Hump Day Happy Hour

Join us for a mid-week gathering at Buckhorn Grill, 400 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825. 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.

Wednesday, November 20 – 6:30 p.m.
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, November 21 – 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

Tuesday, November 26 – 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, November 26 – 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

happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28 – 2:00 p.m.
Orphan's Thanksgiving

Everyone should have someone to share Thanksgiving with. If you'll be on your own (or just a few) on Thanksgiving, we'd love to have you join us. Bring your beverage of choice and a dish to share. I will make the "core" meal — turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy. You bring the dish that most says "Thanksgiving" in your family. Feel free to come, even if you forget to RSVP, but it would be helpful if you could give me a call me by Friday, November 22nd, if you think you will be coming so I know how big of a turkey to buy: Lesley James, (916) 761-0825.

Thursday, November 28 – NOON
Downtown Lunch Bunch

There will be no Lunch Bunch today due to Thanksgiving.

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