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.

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End of March

March 27 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: What does it mean to prove yourself? See April 3. (RSE Su)

7p Channing Club. See April 24. (RSE 4 Su)

28 – Monday

8p Monterey County Mensa Monthly Meeting. See April 25. (RSE last M)

30 – Wednesday

6p Basic Economics Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 13: Investment. See April 6. (RSE W)

April 1-7

April 2 – Saturday

6p Start The Month Right. At Elna and Adrian Tymes’ home in Mountain View. Come celebrate the 42nd 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. Masks optional. PC, SO, WBC, WCD, C/D (RSE 1 Sat)

3 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: What movie changed your behavior? In case you were wondering, the cafe discussions have so far been lively, interesting, and you always come away with something to think about in the week to come. Drop in and stay for as long as you like. This is a Zoom event. The login details are listed on Meetup. Hosted by Pia Smith. PC (RSE Su)

4p Albany Hill Hike. Join us for a one-hour scenic and historic hike up and around Albany Hill. The trail is steep in spots, but the views are expansive. Special bonus: We have scheduled the Sather Tower Solar Beacon to shine directly upon us as we arrive at the top of the hill. Meet under Pacific East Mall Jumbotron just behind the bus stop on the east side of Pierce St. between Central Ave. in El Cerrito and Washington Ave. in Albany. Free parking is available in the mall lot, which is seven tenths of a mile from the El Cerrito Plaza BART station. Please contact Roberta Maguire to make sure she is in town at robertamaguire/a/t/ or (510) 292-6370. PC, ACW, NMPCW, NS, WCI, NXM (RSE 1 Su)

5 – Tuesday

5:30p Tuesday Tipplers will meet at San Rafael Joe’s, 931 4th St., San Rafael 94901, at 5:30p for drinks in the bar and then move on to dinner in the dining room after an hour or so. Park on the street or in the city garage behind the restaurant. If you have questions e-mail Carole at caroleptaylor/a/t/ or call (415) 472-1207. PC (RSE 1 Tu)

Intelligencer Deadline. Deadline for calendar events, advertising, members’ free ads, and all other content. See above for information on submitting events. PC (RSE Tu after 1 Sa)

6 – Wednesday

6p Basic Economics Book Discussion: One chapter a week. We’re reading Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell. Basic Economics is a citizen’s guide to economics, written for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Sowell explains the general principles underlying different economic systems. In readable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim. This is the first book for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions. This week we’re reading Chapter 14: Stocks, Bonds, and Insurance. This is a joint Oregon Mensa and SFRM Zoom event. The login details are listed on Meetup. Hosted by Pia Smith and Jeff Fisher. PC (RSE W)

April 8-14

8 – Friday

7p Palo Alto Dining. Our group is going Italian, eating at Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana, located at 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto 94301 (in the downtown area). Their menu includes pasta made daily. See the whole menu online at Good food; good conversation. To say you’ll be there, contact Susan by Wednesday, April 6 and be sure to hear confirmation. At the restaurant, ask for Susan and please bring cash. Contact info: Susan.Heimlich/a/t/ or call/text cell phone (650) 714-4972. For last minute changes, call/text cell. Vaccinated people only please. PC, NMPCW 

9 – Saturday

4p Big Ideas Reading Group: Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives by Daniel Levitin. Debunking the myth that memory always declines with age; confirming that “health span” – not “life span” – is what matters; proving that sixty-plus years is a unique and newly recognized developmental stage; recommending that people look forward to joy, as reminiscing doesn’t promote health. Throughout his exploration of what aging really means, using research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age. For May 14 on Zoom: Human Cultures through the Scientific Lens by Pascal Boyer. We have a list of books read at For questions and directions please contact Chris Boyd at snoboyd/a/t/ PC, NMPCW, NXM (RSE 2 Sa)

10 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: Topic TBD. See April 3. (RSE Su)

2p Speaker Series: “Translating Science into Action (What Frogs Can Teach Us)” with Dr. Kerry Kriger. Join SAVE THE FROGS! founder Dr. Kerry Kriger for an enlightening discussion on amphibian conservation in the 21st century. In the presentation Dr. Kriger will provide an introduction to the natural history of amphibians, the threats they face, why amphibians are important and worth saving, and ways ordinary citizens can make extraordinary contributions to the betterment of the planet for frogs and humans alike. Dr. Kriger will answer any questions you have about amphibians, environmental conservation, and achieving excellence in your environmental career. The presentation features many of Dr. Kriger’s photos of amphibians from around the world, and there will be a question and answer session following the presentation. Hosted by Pia Smith and Judy Unger. This is a Zoom meeting; see Meetup for login details. PC

11 – Monday

11:30a Monday Munchers. Back from Pandemic vacation, rising up from the old Ethnic Dinner, a lunch group in Marin dedicated to trying different restaurants. This month we will visit The Club Restaurant at McInnis Park, 350 Smith Ranch Rd., San Rafael 94903, (415) 492-1800, RSVP by Thursday, April 7, to Elizabeth Calaway at (415) 456-9220 or elizterrycalaway/a/t/ PC (RSE 2 M)

4p 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 Patriot House 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 our table or ask one of the waitresses to find us. Starting at 4p, but arrive when you can and leave when you’re ready. We will be there for several hours. They have discounted dinners from 4p until 6p, with the kitchen closing at 8p and the bar closing at 9p. RSVP preferred on Mensa’s Meetup site at, less preferred by e-mail to Barry Krasner at bwkbwk/a/t/ If you find that you can’t come after RSVPing “Yes”, please change your RSVP to “No” before the event takes place. Don’t forget that you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and be able to prove it, in order to be inside of any public venue in San Francisco that serves food or drinks, including this venue. PC, NC, NS, NMPCW (RSE 2 M)

12 – Tuesday

6:45p Puzzled Pint. (NOTE: If Game Control has not chosen a pub, this will instead be a virtual event on Zoom. Contact Karl as below for instructions on how to connect.) Who likes PUZZLES? The kind where part of the game is to figure out what you need to be doing in the first place? Want to do it as part of a team, so you can bounce ideas off each other, and let someone else do the parts that you find uninteresting? This is a monthly event held in the Bay Area (and simultaneously elsewhere in the world), at a convenient pub where we might order food and drink before or during the game. RSVP to Karl Heuer at puzzles/a/t/ or (650) 648-3594 (voice or text) to reserve your spot and learn the address; it’s almost always either Sunnyvale or Mountain View, near Central Expressway. PC, NMPCW, NS, NXM (RSE 2 Tu)

13 – Wednesday

3p Mid-Week Hike at Wunderlich Park. Let’s go on a hike and enjoy the nature and beauty of the mountains. Wunderlich (San Mateo County) Park is an easy little escape on the Peninsula. Located at 4040 Woodside Rd., Woodside 94062, it offers 8 moderate trails ranging from 3.2 to 10.7 miles and from 488 to 2,283 feet above sea level. See for information about the various trails. The parking lot has limited parking spaces but is free. RSVP at Hosted by Katie To. PC

6p Basic Economics Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 15: Special Problems of Time and Risk. See April 6. (RSE W) 

14 – Thursday

11:45a South Bay Lunch. Meet at Scrambl’z, 5055 Almaden Expressway, San Jose 95118 (near Hwys. 85 & 87), (408) 269-2900. Voted one of the best breakfast restaurants around. Extensive menu online at Sandra Anderson, (408) 997-3187. PC, NMPCW, WCE (RSE 2,4 Th)

April 15-21

15 – Friday

5p Pub Trek. Join us for the resurrection of Pub Trek, where we can sample new beers at brew pubs, breweries, or tap houses each month. This month’s event is “tentative” at a soon-to-open location: Fox Tale Fermentation Project, 30 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 120, San Jose 95113, (408) 216-0158, Fox Tale Fermentation Project is an explorative brewing project creating beers ranging from fruited sours and vegetable ales to IPAs with a culinary twist. They strive to create an environment where culture can grow. Please check their Facebook page for Grand Opening updates:, as well as SFRM Meetup for any updates (and possible back up location nearby): RSVP and/or contact Rosemary Greenlaw with any questions or suggestions for future events at (408) 206-4905 or rbgreenlaw/a/t/ PC, NMPCW, NXM, SO (RSE 3 F)

16 – Saturday

6:30p Potluck and Outdoor Movie Night. Join us for a relaxing evening at Mike Eager and Susan Heimlich’s home in Palo Alto, where we will start with a potluck dinner and then watch outdoor movies and eat popcorn as the night continues until about 9:30p. Attendees should bring a potluck item which can serve six to eight people as well as an outdoor chair (if you don’t want to sit on the lawn through dinner and the movie). RSVP at This event is limited to people who have been vaccinated. PC, ACW, WCP

7p Teton Tea. Teton Tea Parties are folk-singing parties going back to the 1950s. We welcome both traditional folk singing and singer/songwriters. Our meetings are currently on Zoom. Join the Zoom meeting: Meeting ID: 691 293 7135. Password: berkeley. Hosted by Kevin Langdon, kevinlangdon86/a/t/ PC (RSE 3 Sa)

17 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: Topic TBD. See April 3. (RSE Su)

18 – Monday

6p Online Board Games. Come explore some board games that can be played on the Web. If you’re new, please create a (free) account at and follow the setup instructions. We’ll meet online with Zoom to establish voice contact, and then we’ll decide on a game to try out. RSVP on the Meetup calendar if possible, otherwise contact Karl Heuer at puzzles/a/t/ or (650) 648-3594. PC, NMPCW, ACW

20 – Wednesday

5:30p Re-BORG. Berkeley-Oakland Restaurant Group is reborn and revived in honor of the incomparable Cathy Roha, who initiated this event and hosted it for many years. Assimilate delicious food and interesting conversation at a good restaurant somewhere in the central East Bay. Bring cash, your vaccination card, and a mask. Limited seating. E-mail or call ahead for location up to a week ahead. RSVP by 3p on Tuesday, April 19. Roberta Maguire, robertamaguire/a/t/, (510) 292-6370. PC, NS, NMPCW, ACW (RSE 3 W)

6p Basic Economics Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 16: National Output. See April 6. (RSE W)

April 22-30

22 – Friday

5:30p Marin Mexican Drinks and Dinner. Join your fellow Marin Mensans for drinks and dinner at The Cantina, 651 East Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley 94941, New and lurking members are particularly welcome. Bring ideas for future Mensa events in Marin! We will follow the restaurant’s COVID procedures – masked unless eating or drinking. We will try to get an outside space (they have heaters). They will not do separate checks; please bring cash in small bills to cover your drinks and dinner. RSVP through our SFMensa Meetup page so that we know how many to expect. Or you can e-mail Valerie Taylor at northbay/a/t/ with subject “Marin Mensa”. PC, NC, NS, WCE

6:30p Virtual Happy Hour. Mix up your favorite beverage. Bring out some happy-hour munchies and join us for a virtual relaxing time. RSVP on Meetup for the Zoom Link. Hosted by Judy Unger, junger2040/a/t/ PC (RSE 4 F)

24 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: Topic TBD. See April 3. (RSE Su)

7p Channing Club is a wide-ranging discussion group which has been meeting, in one form or another, for over half a century. There are no assigned topics; we discuss whatever is on participants’ minds. Our meetings are currently on Zoom. Join the Zoom meeting: Meeting ID: 691 293 7135. Password: berkeley. Hosted by Kevin Langdon, kevinlangdon86/a/t/ PC (RSE 4 Su)

25 – Monday

8p Monterey County Mensa Monthly Meeting. MCM holds a monthly Zoom meeting on the last Monday of the month. This is a standing event, and we send out the link to our members the night before. We will plan presentations, speakers, and games nights via this online platform, so watch your e-mail for regular updates. If you wish to participate send e-mail to MCM LocSec Heidi Van der Veer at LocSec/a/t/ PC (RSE last M)

27 – Wednesday

6p Basic Economics Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 17: Money and the Banking System. See April 6. (RSE W)

28 – Thursday

11:45a South Bay Lunch. See April 14. (RSE 2,4 Th)

30 – Saturday

6p Online Board Games. See April 18.


May 1 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: Topic TBD. See April 3. (RSE Su)

4p Albany Hill Hike. See April 3. (RSE 1 Su)

2 – Monday

7p ExComm Meeting. See April 4.

3 – Tuesday

5:30p Tuesday Tipplers. See April 5. (RSE 1 Tu)

4 – Wednesday

6p Basic Economics Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 18: Government Functions. See April 6. (RSE W)

7 – Saturday

6p Start The Month Right. See April 2. (RSE 1 Sat)

14 – Saturday

11:30a SFRM Spring Picnic. Come join us at May Nissen Park in Livermore for our Spring Picnic. At this family-friendly/dog-friendly event, people can relax over hamburgers, hot dogs, and various beverages while enjoying the spring weather in a socially-distanced setting. This event is sponsored by SFRM so it is free for members, their guests, and their kids. RSVP at or contact Katie To at tiggr0272/a/t/ PC


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