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April 2014 Events

  

Future Flashes

Eric Eichorn, Calendar Editor

Codes: ACW all children welcome; BYOB bring your own beverage; CO clothing optional; C/D cat/dog at residence; FE fictitious event; FFE fragrance-free event; FFO finger food only; LCR light carpet rules (no red wine or other staining substances; can also mean no shoes); MO members only; NC no children; NPC, PC no public calendar, public calendar; NMPCW new members, prospects, and candidates welcome; NS, S, S/NS, SO no smoking, smoking, provisions for both, smoking outside; NXM not exclusively Mensa event; RSE regularly scheduled event; WBC well behaved children; WCD, WCE, WCI, WCP wheelchairs difficult, easy, impossible, possible. RSEs are reprinted verbatim unless an update is received by the deadline for the issue in which a change is requested. Note: Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Web Calendar: Our policy is not to list events on the Web calendar unless requested to do so by inclusion of the “PC” (“public calendar”) code. If the PC code is not included, your event will default to NPC (no public calendar) and will not be included in the Web calendar. Home addresses (and directions to same) are not listed on the Web, but city and contact information such as telephone and email are unless requested otherwise. MeetUp: SFRM maintains a MeetUp group for events announced on short notice. See www.meetup.com/SFMensa.

To List Your Event: Length limit: 120 words. Submit items to the Calendar Editor at calendar@sfmensa.org. Items must be received by the deadline listed in the calendar to guarantee inclusion. Items must include host’s name, date and time, location, and applicable codes (above), and should also include phone (including area code) or email address. Notices are published on a space-available basis subject to the discretion of the Calendar Editor. The policy for inclusion in the calendar is based on the SFRM bylaws.

Weekly Events

Every Wednesday

12n Inventors’ Co-op. Meet other inventors helping the planet. We discuss and develop patent filings and market electronic inventions. We are electronic engineers, VCs, people seeking interesting projects, and web marketing projects like www.InventionSpringBoard.com. No drop-ins please. We’re free to Mensans and non-Mensans in Solano County and beyond who demonstrate strong interest in intellectual property. To apply, kindly call membership at (707) 428-5000 or see innovation-institute.net. We meet in Fairfield, 30 minutes from Berkeley near intersecting highways I-80 and I-680 at Invention Springboard. Free. PC, NXM, WCP (RSE W)

Every Thursday

12:30p Mountain View Lunch Bunch. We meet at Sweet Tomatoes, 1040 Grant Rd., 94040 (at the corner of Oak Lane). From El Camino Real and Grant Rd., turn south on Grant, take the first right on Oak Lane and the first left into the parking lot. Look for us at the far end of the restaurant. Claire Taylor, (650) 494-6697. PC, NMPCW (RSE Th)



Date-specific Events

March 23 – Sunday

12:30p Harmony Health Circle: Strategies for Dealing with Addiction. See April 20 for host and venue information.PC, NS, NXM

March 25 – Tuesday

7p Brainstormer Pub Quiz. See April 8. (RSE Alt Tu)

March 27 – Thursday

11:45a South Bay Lunch. See April 10. (RSE 2,4 Th)

March 29 – Saturday

11:30a Lunch in Concord at Hometown Buffet. Yes, Saturday for a change. Located at 2050 Diamond Blvd., 94520. Diamond Blvd. is one block east of I-680, between the Willow Pass Rd. and Concord Ave. exits. It is one block north of the Hilton Hotel. Come and enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal with Mensa friends and other family or friends that you choose to invite. We may have an Intelligencer on the table to mark our spot. We usually park on the north side of the restaurant. Questions? Mary Bradshaw (925) 376-0762. PC, NMPCW

7p East Bay Game Night. See April 26. (RSE Last Sa)

April 1 – Tuesday

12n Hunger Strike for Drought Relief. No matter what our walk in life, each of us surely needs and deserves an adequate supply of water. However, this year, Californians are being denied much of the precious water we deserve. This cannot stand! If you believe in good and oppose evil, please join us in protesting this terrible injustice. Starting today, Californians of good conscience will refuse to consume any more solid food of any kind until our state receives 100% of our normal supplies of both local rain and snow in the mountains. That is our Constitutional right and we will not stand for anything less! Remember, no solid food of any kind. Of course, you can drink all the water you want. PC, CO, NXM, FE, BYOB

6p Tuesday Tipplers. We meet at San Rafael Joe’s, 931 4th St., San Rafael 94901. Join us for drinks and conversation in the bar at 6p and stay for dinner at 7p. Park on the street or in the city garage at Lootens Pl. and 3rd St. (the restaurant has a back door to the garage). Carole Taylor, caroleptaylora/t/sbcglobal.net or (415) 454-9453. PC (RSE 1 Tu)

6:30p Brainstormer Trivia Night at Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis St. (about 2 blocks from Powell St. BART), San Francisco 94102. Please arrive by 6:30p. The trivia contest will begin at 7p and will last for about 2 hours. See www.brainstormer.com/venue/434/infusion-lounge for details. All Mensans (plus up to 1 guest per member) over 21 are welcome. Although this place becomes a trendy nightclub later at night, they open early, and have a special, inexpensive Happy Hour food and drink menu, just for Trivia Night. Happy Hour drinks are about $5 to $6, Lounge Bites range from $5 to $10, and appetizers from $6 to $15. Entrees are also available. RSVP IS REQUIRED so that we can reserve a large enough table in advance, preferably on Mensa’s Meetup site at www.meetup.com/SFMensa, or by e-mail to Barry Krasner at bwkbwka/t/pacbell.net. If you find later on that you can’t come after RSVPing “Yes”, please change your RSVP to “No” before the event takes place. PC, NC, NS, NMPCW, NXM (RSE 1 Tu)

April 2 – Wednesday

12n Math Lovers’ Lunch. Long Life Vegi House, 2129 University Ave. (at Shattuck Ave.), Berkeley 94704, (510) 845-6072. Convenient to BART and AC Transit. A table will be reserved. All adults who enjoy discussing mathematics (at any level) are welcome. Our discussions are wide-ranging and are not confined to mathematical subjects. Please try to come at 12 sharp, but come anyway if, for some reason, you may be a few minutes late. Kevin Langdon, (510) 524-0345, kevin.langdona/t/polymath-systems.com. PC, NS, NMPCW, NXM, WCE (RSE 1 W)

6:30p Monthly Munch at Marie Callender’s, 7825 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno 93720, west of the River Park Shopping Center. It’s a fun gathering for an evening of conversation and meeting other Fresno Mensans. The cost of food and drink is your responsibility. We hope to see all of you there. Call Jeanne Greene, cell phone (559) 977-4433 for more information. PC, NC, NMPCW (RSE 1 W)

April 4 – Friday

6:15p Movies That Matter: Dallas Buyers Club (2013). It won Oscars for Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey) and Supporting Actor (Jared Leto) and nominations for Best Picture and Original Screenplay. Based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a homophobic man who, when told he had AIDS and only a month to live, and faced with the fact that there was no effective treatment in the U.S., started importing alternative drugs from around the world. When he made these available to others, he accidentally created the first of many Buyers Clubs. He then became the target of the FDA and the pharmaceutical companies. Join us for an evening of pizza, picture and a chance for thoughtful discussion. Pizza 6:15p, Film 7p. Movies shown on 58" plasma TV. For pizza, let us know your preference, meat or veggie. (510) 451-3009, daniela/t/joyfulharmony.org. Hosted in Oakland by Daniel Neumayer and Gwendolyn Rothman, Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit. Map and directions: joyfulharmony.org/wordpress/index.php/contact/. PC, NS, NXM (RSE 1,3 F)

6:30p Spring GaySIG Dinner. Join SF GaySIG Belles & Beaus at Annabelle’s Bar & Bistro, 68 4th St., San Francisco 94103. This is located between Market & Mission Sts., just a half block from the Powell St. BART/Muni station. It’s also a half block from the parking garage on Mission St. between 4th and 5th Sts., for those who are driving. Menu and info can be found at http://www.annabelles.net/menu.php. RSVP by Sunday, April 6 to Cal Domingue at (415) 377-0544 or cala/t/caltherapy.org. PC, NMPCW, WCE

6:30p First Friday at the ’Door. Join us at The Brass Door, located at 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. You can check out their web site at www.brassdoor.com, or call them at (925) 837-2501. I’ve made a reservation for six people in my name. As usual, please let me know if you’re thinking of attending in case I need to change the reservation. Call Donna Jadis at (925) 978-0690 or e-mail donnaa/t/mooseworks.org for more info. PC (RSE 1 F)

April 5 – Saturday

1p Robot Games at San Jose State University. Student-built robots transport and shoot a 2-foot inflated ball for points, in two teams of three robots each. Teams get extra points by passing the ball from one robot to another, more for launching the ball over an elevated truss mid-field, and then even more for catching it! Located at the SJSU Event Center, with free admission. Park at various downtown lots. The competition runs all day Thursday through Saturday. Spectators are welcome to visit the pits to see the robots up close. SFRM Business Manager Gary Koerzendorfer mentors FIRST Robotics Teams 668 (Pioneer & Los Gatos HS, Sandcastle Academy), 2643 (Santa Teresa HS - who appeared at the RG), and rookie team 5027 (Andrew Hill HS). Info: businessmgra/t/sfmensa.org . PC, NXM, WCE, ACW

5p Mystery/Suspense Movie Discussion Dilettantes (MSMDD). This month we will show Cellular (2004). It was directed by David R. Ellis and stars Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, and William H. Macy. A kidnapped woman randomly calls a young man’s cell phone. Before his battery dies he has to get her some help. Please bring a dish to share and YOB. Please bring suggestions for future movies. At the home of Terry and Elizabeth Calaway, San Rafael, (415) 456-9220. PC, NS, D (RSE 1 Sa)

6p Start The Month Right. At Elna and Adrian Tymes’ home, Mountain View. Come celebrate the 34th year and longest running monthly social event in all of American Mensa (at Elna’s home every month since 1981)! Potluck dinner, unstructured socializing, games, and talk. We provide the main dish; you bring salad, bread, or dessert to share and YOB. $1 donation requested. No reservations needed. Info (650) 969-6650. Guests of Mensans must be accompanied by the member. PC, SO, WBC, WCD, C/D. (RSE 1 Sat)

April 6 – Sunday

4p Albany Hill Hike. Join us for a one-hour scenic and historic hike up and around Albany Hill 94706. The trail is steep in spots, but the views are expansive. Off-leash dogs are fine. Meet under Pacific East Mall Jumbotron just behind bus stop on east side of Pierce St. between Central Ave. in El Cerrito and Washington Ave. in Albany. Free parking is available in the mall lot. Seven tenths of a mile from El Cerrito Plaza BART station. Roberta Maguire, (510) 526-3974, cell (510) 292-6370, robertamaguirea/t/hotmail.com. PC, ACW, NMPCW, NS, WCI (RSE 1 Su)

April 8 – Tuesday

7p Brainstormer Pub Quiz. Do you like trivia? Join our Transcendental Pi team for dinner and a chance to win some delicious microbrews. Quiz begins promptly at 7:30p. RSVP to save a seat. Pyramid Alehouse, 901 Gilman St., Berkeley 94710, (510) 527-9090. Entrance and parking on 8th St. side. Hosted by Jonathan Felder, jonathan.feldera/t/gmail.com. PC, ACW, NMPCW, NS, NXM, WCP (RSE Alt Tu)

Intelligencer Deadline. Deadline for calendar events, advertising, members’ free ads, and all other content. See page 2 for information pertaining to general Intelligencer submissions, and the first page of the calendar for information on submitting events. (RSE Tu after 1 Sa)

April 9 – Wednesday

6:17p Berkeley-Oakland Restaurant Group (BORG). Assimilate delicious food and interesting conversation at a good restaurant somewhere in the central East Bay. E-mail or call ahead for the location. Reservation deadline is 6p Tuesday by e-mail or phone so we have a table large enough for everyone. Well-behaved non-Mensans welcome. Please bring cash. Cathy Roha, (510) 845-1833, catrohaa/t/gmail.com. PC, NMPCW (RSE 2 W)

7p Mensa Technology Junkies. An opportunity for tech industry vets to rub elbows, enjoy a beverage, and discuss current tech topics and trends, hosted by Greg Oehmen. We are always looking for presenters and/or suggestions for topics around which a given meeting can be themed. Location rotates monthly between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. This month we meet in San Francisco, location TBD. E-mail greg.oehmena/t/gmail.com for specific details. PC, NMPCW (RSE 2 W)

April 10 – Thursday

11:45a South Bay Lunch. Meet at Hick’ry Pit, 980 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell 95008, across from The Pruneyard just west of Bascom Ave. Their phone is (408) 371-2400. Full menu on line at hickrypit.com/PDFs/2013_Full_Menu.pdf. Sandra Anderson, (408) 621-1273. PC, NMPCW, WCE (RSE 2,4 Th)

5:30p Tulare-Kings Area Mensans will return to Panera Bread, 4103 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia 93277 for coffee, bagels, pastries and/or dinner, as well as stimulating conversation. Questions? Contact Steve Pastis at (559) 280-9774 or tulare-kingsa/t/sfmensa.org. PC (RSE 2 Th)

April 11 – Friday

6:30p Mid-Month Mex (MMMex). We meet, eat, and rest our feet at Tito’s, 15508 E 14th St., San Leandro 94578, 1500’ NE of the exact geographic center of the Bay Area. Twixt 580 and 880, and close to Bay Fair BART, this is where Mensans meet in the middle and go “MMM!” Come for the Mensans and the margaritas (or just for the Mensans), along with a marvelous Mexican meal after 7p. Co-hosted by Hank Stephenson, hank888a/t/earthlink.net or (415) 793-0300 cell, and Peter Midnight. Come see why Tito’s has been there for more than 50 years, directly across E. 14th St. from Bayfair Mall. We’ll see you at Tito’s! PC, WCE, NMPCW, NC, SO, NXM (RSE 2 F)

7p GenX Food and Movie Night. Join us for dinner at 7p at the Chevy’s at 3rd and Howard in SF, followed by a movie at a local theater. As ever, all ages are welcome. The only requirement is the manners your mother taught you, and that includes RSVPs. If you have trouble finding us, call my number; it’s a cell. For more info, contact Cathy at (415) 730-5711 or mulfordca/t/alumni.princeton.edu . PC, NMPCW (RSE 2 F)

April 12 – Saturday

9:30a Mensa Testing in Berkeley. See www.sfmensa.org/info/testing.html for information.

3:30p Big Ideas Reading Group: Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better by Clive Thompson. We are meeting this month at Le Boulanger, 20488 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino 95014, in front of Cypress Hotel at the corner of De Anza Blvd. Meetings go for about 2 hours. For further information about BIRG see sfmensa.org/groups/BIRG.html. For questions and directions please contact Chris Boyd at snoboyda/t/sbcglobal.net. PC, NMPCW, NXM (RSE 2 Sa)

April 13 – Sunday

11:30a Palo Alto Dining Group celebrates brunch at Ming’s, known for lunchtime dim sum as well as an assortment of menued items. It is located at 1700 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto 94303, just east of Route 101. To join the group, contact Susan at (650) 325-8078 or Susan.Heimlicha/t/gmail.com by Friday, April 11. Be sure you get a confirmation as a new phone system is in use. At the restaurant, ask for Susan, and please bring cash. Good food and good conversation. For last minute changes, call cell phone (650) 714-4972. PC, NMPCW

April 14 – Monday

11:30a Monday Munchers. Rising up from the old Ethnic Dinner, a lunch group in Marin dedicated to trying different restaurants. This month we re-visit McInnis Park Club Restaurant, 350 Smith Ranch Rd., San Rafael 94903, (415) 492-1800, http://www.mcinnisparkgolfcenter.com/restaurant/ . RSVP by Thursday April 10 to Elizabeth Calaway at (415) 456-9220 or elizterrycalawaya/t/aol.com. PC

April 16 – Wednesday

11:30a Burlingame Lunch at La Boulange, 1152 Burlingame Ave., 94010. Enjoy a Francophile moment in your day by treating yourself to an early lunch with your fellow Mensans and their guests. Try their Salad Niçoise, choose from an array of delicious sandwiches, and don’t forget dessert. Beat the noon parking crush and meet us at 11:30a. RSVP to Glen at gsr2008a/t/mac.com for details and to have a seat saved. Bring cash; guests welcome. PC, NMPCW, NS, NXM (RSE 3W)

5:30p San Francisco Pub Get-Together. Stop by after work or, if you don’t work downtown, just come anyway. All Mensans and their guests are welcome, provided that they are at least 21. At The Holding Company in 2 Embarcadero Center (Sacramento St. between Front St. and Davis St.), SF 94111. Take the inside escalator to the 3rd floor, then turn right. Look for the Mensa logo on top of our table or ask one of the waitresses to find us. Starting at 5:30p, but arrive when you can and leave when you’re ready. We should be there until at least 8p. They have a Happy Hour until 7p. RSVP preferred on Mensa’s Meetup site at www.meetup.com/SFMensa, less preferred by e-mail to Barry Krasner at bwkbwka/t/pacbell.net. If you find that you can’t come after RSVPing “Yes”, please change your RSVP to “No” before the event takes place. PC, NC, NS, NXM (RSE 3W)

7:30p GenX South Bay Pub Quiz. Join us at Katie Bloom’s, 369 East Campbell Ave., Campbell 95008. The quiz starts at 7:30p, but come early to secure a table and have some dinner. RSVP helpful but not required. Adrian A., (408) 431-0817 or buaya123a/t/yahoo.com. PC, NMPCW, NXM, WCP (RSE W after 2 F)

April 18 – Friday

6:15p Movies That Matter: Gravity (2013). It won the Oscars for Directing, Cinematography, and four more and was nominated for ten, including Best Picture. I was astonished by this movie. A straightforward adventure of survival in space after a catastrophic accident, with a cast of exactly two characters, played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, but Clooney has very little screen time. So it is basically a one-woman show, where Bullock keeps us engaged for 91 minutes. The visuals are worth the price of admission (and they won several Oscars). Join us for an evening of pizza, picture and a chance for thoughtful discussion. Pizza 6:15p, film 7p. Movies shown on 58" plasma TV. For pizza, let us know your preference, meat or veggie. (510) 451-3009, daniela/t/joyfulharmony.org. Hosted in Oakland by Daniel Neumayer and Gwendolyn Rothman, Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit. Map and directions: joyfulharmony.org/wordpress/index.php/contact/. PC, NS, NXM (RSE 1,3 F)

7p Movie Night in Orinda: 12 Years a Slave (2013). It won the Academy Award for Best Picture for 2014. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (Solomon), Michael Fassbender (slave owner), Brad Pitt (Canadian abolitionist), Lupita Nyong’o (winner of Best Supporting Actress), Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Paul Giamatti. It was directed by Steve McQueen, and the screenwriters are Solomon Northup and John Ridley (winner of Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay). The movie is based on a true story from historical sources around 1853. Brad Pitt’s production company located archive material for the movie, which had sat forgotten for 150 years according to a source. A free black man living comfortably in New York is abducted and sold into slavery. The movie shows his difficult and harsh life following that abduction, during his years as a slave. Come about 7p and we’ll start the movie at 7:30p. Enjoy an evening with Mensa friends and others that you may invite, socializing both before the movie and during intermission. Please bring something to share; it is not a dinner, but salads are welcome, as are hors d’oeuvres, dessert, fruit, and light-colored beverages (no chips). Please reserve your seat with Mary Bradshaw, (925) 376-0762 or MaryBradsha/t/aol.com. PC, NMPCW (RSE 3 F)

7p Author Talk: The Illusion of Truth — Tom Nehrer introduces his third book. The Pittsburgh Mensan comes to the Bay Area as part of his three-month, 24-talk, 10,000-mile tour presenting his new release, subtitled, The Real Jesus Behind the Grand Myth. Tom speaks for Diablo IONS at the Unity of Walnut Creek, 1871 Geary Rd., 94597. A donation will be requested to cover the meeting facilities. Standpoint: we see reality as parents and culture taught us, absorbing cultural notions as factual. However, held beliefs fool cognition, even for lofty Mensans: whatever you believe in seems true. Religions and science alike, once accepted, appear valid. Tom reviews techniques to delve inward, what to look for and how to change. PC, NXM

April 19 – Saturday

6p South Bay Games Night. (NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR THIS SPRING FESTIVAL EDITION OF SOUTH BAY GAMES.) Barbara and Tom Canup in South San Jose invite you to enjoy an informal buffet dinner with Barbara’s famous roast leg of lamb. We’ll roll up the tablecloth and start our normal games around 7:30p. Anyone arriving at the usual 7p time can enjoy what remains of the feast. Please bring a side dish, dessert, or snack to share and your choice of beverage. We supply the usual games or you can bring your own to play. New players are especially welcome. For information, contact Barbara at (408) 225-6068 or treasurera/t/sfmensa.org. PC, BYOB, NMPCW, SO, WCP (RSE 3 Sa)

April 20 – Sunday

11:30a Peninsula Sunday Brunch. Greet old friends and meet new ones when you join us at Le Boulanger for brunch. 622 Laurel St., San Carlos 94070. One block from San Carlos train station off San Carlos Ave. Questions? Call Adele before Sunday at (650) 752-4684. PC, NMPCW, WCE (RSE 3 Su)

12:30p Harmony Health Circle: Personal Energy Balance, Part 1. Get in touch with your personal energy. We will practice some exercises to help us tune in to our personal energy. Join us at noon for refreshments. The Health Circle meets at The Park Bellevue Tower #2408, 565 Bellevue Ave. (on Lake Merritt), Oakland 94610. Hosted by Gwendolyn Rothman, M.D., (510) 451-3009, Gwendolyna/t/pacbell.net. Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit. Map and Directions to our new location with free parking info at joyfulharmony.org/wordpress/index.php/contact/. PC, NS, NXM

April 22 – Tuesday

7p Brainstormer Pub Quiz. See April 8. (RSE Alt Tu)

7:30p Intelligencer Peel and Stick. Come help mail the Intelligencer. I’ll provide snacks and drinks. Held at the home of Gary Koerzendorfer, 1541 Market St., Santa Clara 95050. (408) 246-7456. PC, NS, C (RSE Tu after 3 Sa)

April 24 – Thursday

11:45a South Bay Lunch. See April 10. (RSE 2,4 Th)

6p GenY NightLife at the Academy. Join GenY at the California Academy of Sciences’ special 21+ evening. Meet in the lobby at 6p. We will also be meeting at the entrance of the rainforest exhibit at 7:30p for latecomers. More details? Contact Melissa at melissacheponisa/t/gmail.com. Want more information on GenYs in SF Mensa? E-mail Stephanie: at GenYa/t/sfmensa.org. PC

April 26 – Saturday

2p New Member Gathering. Are you new to San Francisco Regional Mensa, within the past 12 months? If so, come join our gathering from 2p to 4p at Uncle Yu’s Chinese Restaurant at 999 Oak Hill Road, Lafayette 94549, about 2 blocks from the Lafayette BART station. We will provide one free beer or soft drink per person, plus for new members only, a free lunch from the special lunch menu. Space is limited, so an RSVP to Barry Krasner at bwkbwka/t/pacbell.net is REQUIRED. Current SFRM members only. Strong preference is given to new members who did not attend November’s New Member Gathering in San Bruno. PC, MO, NS

7p East Bay Game Night. Join us for fun and games in the East Bay! We’re playing word games, card games, board games, all kinds of fast-action social games (not long strategy games). Choose from my shelves of games or bring your own fast-action social games. Please also bring a snack to share. The fun is in Oakland. For more information or directions, contact Alan at alan.winsona/t/gmail.com or (510) 541-0234. NMPCW, NS, WCP, PC (RSE last Sa)

April 27 – Sunday

12:30p Harmony Health Circle: Personal Energy Balance, Part 2. We will sample techniques to amplify and channel our personal energy. Then we will channel our energy into a forgiveness practice. Join us at noon for refreshments. The Health Circle meets at The Park Bellevue Tower #2408, 565 Bellevue Ave. (on Lake Merritt), Oakland 94610. Hosted by Gwendolyn Rothman, M.D., (510) 451-3009, Gwendolyna/t/pacbell.net. Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit. Map and Directions to our new location with free parking info at joyfulharmony.org/wordpress/index.php/contact/. PC, NS, NXM

April 30 – Wednesday

11:30a Lunch in Concord. At Buffet City, located at 1400 Willow Pass Road, 94520 (2 blocks east of I-680). Come enjoy a tasty, healthy meal. Many choices have an Asian influence. It’s an all-you-can-eat restaurant with lots of chicken, pork, beef, seafood, salads, pastas, soups, and desserts. Some selections can be cooked specially for you at the grill. Enjoy lunch with Mensa friends and you are welcome to invite other friends and family members to join us. Meet near the front at 11:30a or look for us at one of the large tables downstairs to the right of the food area. We may have an Intelligencer on the table to mark our spot. Plenty of parking available. Questions? Mary Bradshaw (925) 376-0762. PC, NMPCW

5:30p Mensa Testing in Campbell. See www.sfmensa.org/info/testing.html for information.



FUTURE FLASHES

May 2 – Friday

6:15p Movies That Matter. See April 4. (RSE 1,3 F)

6:30p First Friday at the ’Door. See April 4. (RSE 1 F)

May 3 – Saturday

5p Mystery/Suspense Movie Discussion Dilettantes (MSMDD). This month we will show Careless (2007). See April 5. (RSE 1 Sa)

6p Start The Month Right. See April 5. (RSE 1 Sa)