CALENDAR OF EVENTS

June 2019 Calendar of Events
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 Policy: 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 e-mail are unless requested otherwise.

Meetup: SFRM maintains a MeetUp group for events announced on short notice. See meetup.com/SFMensa

To List Your Event: Length limit: 120 words. Submit items to the Calendar Editor at gro.a1563611389snemf1563611389s@rad1563611389nelac1563611389. 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 e-mail 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 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) 917-9363. PC, NMPCW (RSE Th)

Every Saturday

6p Imaginative Geniuses. Relax in a secluded southeast Napa Valley house with warm, friendly people. A free BBQ dinner is served and a hot tub is provided. Located 15-18 minutes from I-80 and CA-12, 40-60 minutes from Berkeley. Parties usually go on until 10p or later. See www.ImaginativeGenius.com for more information. For address and directions, and to RSVP, contact host Steven Kays at Mensa/a/t/StevenKays.com or (707) 422-2565. PC, NMPCW, C/D, NS, NXM (RSE Sa)

 

End of May

May 28 – Tuesday

7p Sushi near Palo Alto. Join us at Hanabi Sushi at 1040 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View 94043, in the Costco Shopping Center. Menu is available on line. Good food, good conversation. To reserve, contact Susan at Susan.Heimlich/a/t/gmail.com or at (650) 714-4972 (call or text) by Sunday, May 26. Ask for Susan, and please bring cash. PC, NMPCW

29 – Wednesday

5:30p Brainstormer Trivia Night. See June 26. (RSE last W)

31 – Friday

11:30a Lunch in Walnut Creek at Fuddruckers, 1940 North Main St., 94596, near Ygnacio Valley Rd. It is directly across from Target’s main entrance. This restaurant has a good food selection and although not a buffet, we should all have an excellent lunch. There are many choices. We will meet at the entrance or in the separate, private side room. You can enter Fuddruckers parking from either North Main St., or from the side street, Arroyo Way. Come and have lunch with Mensa friends, or other family or friends that you may invite to join us. If you can let me know you are coming, I can notify the restaurant so that they may set up the long table(s) for us. After lunch you might want to check out or shop at Target, and you can park in Target’s underground garage. Questions? Rosemary Clark, (925) 256-4599 or rclarkx/a/t/earthlink.net. PC, NMPCW

 

June 1-7

June 1 – Saturday

6p Start The Month Right. It’s barbecue time! At Elna and Adrian Tymes’ home in Mountain View. Come celebrate the 39th 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. Bring bread, salad, or dessert to share, and YOB; hamburgers and hot dogs available or bring your own meat to grill. $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 Sa)

2 – 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. 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. Seven tenths of a mile from El Cerrito Plaza BART station. Please contact Roberta Maguire to make sure she is in town at robertamaguire/a/t/hotmail.com or (510) 292-6370. PC, ACW, NMPCW, NS, WCI, NXM (RSE 1 Su)

4 – Tuesday

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, caroleptaylor/a/t/sbcglobal.net or (415) 454-9453. 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. (RSE Tu after 1 Sa)

5 – Wednesday

11:30a Math Lovers’ Lunch. Chef’s Chinese Food, 233 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito 94530 (close to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station), (510) 525-8737. 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 11:30a sharp, but come anyway if, for some reason, you may be a few minutes late. Kevin Langdon, (510) 524-0345, kevin.langdon/a/t/polymath-systems.com. PC, NS, NMPCW, NXM, WCE (RSE 1 W)

7 – Friday

6p Movies That Matter. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018). You won’t believe your eyes. I had trouble believing mine. The color images and sound rival today’s movies. Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than 100 years old, Director Peter Jackson (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies) brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate, slept, and formed friendships; as well as what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime. Join us for an evening of pizza, picture and a chance for thoughtful discussion. Pizza 6p, film 6:45p. Movies are shown on a 58″ plasma TV. For pizza, let us know your preference, meat or veggie, at (510) 451-3009 or daniel/a/t/joyfulharmony.org. Hosted by Daniel Neumayer and Gwendolyn Rothman, Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit. Map and directions: www.joyfulharmony.org/contact. PC, NS, NXM (RSE 1,3 F)

6:30p First Friday in Danville. We’ll be at Luna Loca in Danville, a good Mexican restaurant in “The Livery” shopping center on San Ramon Valley Blvd. with good food, good prices, and good drinks. It’s pretty easy to get to: From I-680, take the Sycamore Valley Rd. exit, turn right on San Ramon Valley Blvd., and then take the first left (there’s a light) and Luna Loca will be on your right. Check their website at www.lunalocadanville.com for more information. I’ll make a reservation based on how many I think are coming, but please let me know if you’re thinking of attending so I can change the reservation. Call Donna Jadis at (925) 978-0690 or e-mail donna/a/t/mooseworks.org for more info. (RSE 1 F)

 

June 8-14

8 – Saturday

2p Santa Cruz Games/Movies. June’s theme: Mystery and Suspense. Come play games, watch movies, and eat food, all tied (loosely) together on a frivolous theme. Fun prizes for winners! Photo booth! Movies (options): Alfred Hitchcock; Sherlock Holmes; Clue; Scooby-Doo. (Feel free to bring more.) Featured Games: Kill Dr. Lucky; Clue; Mystery!; Motive for Murder; Alfred Hitchcock Presents Why; Shadows in the Dark; Mysterium. (Bring other on-theme games if you have them!) Please bring something yummy that you might enjoy eating or drinking, and bonus points if you can tie it to the theme! RSVP to host Josie Burton for address: joselynn.burton/a/t/sbcglobal.net or text (831) 247-1432. PC, NXM, NMPCW, C, NS, WCP, WBC

3p Big Ideas Reading Group. In June we are having part B of our celebration of Ten Years and 120 Books of BIRG after the meeting. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling. Factfulness reveals the ten instincts that distort our perspective. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. “One of the most important books I’ve ever read – an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates. We are meeting this month at Le Boulanger, 20488 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino 95014, in front of Juniper Hotel at the corner of De Anza Blvd. Free parking in the garage and next door. For July 13, also at Le Boulanger: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari. We have a list of books read at www.bigideasreadinggroup.com/BIRG2.html. For questions and directions please contact Chris Boyd at snoboyd/a/t/sbcglobal.net. PC, NMPCW, NXM (RSE 2 Sa)

10 – 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 will re-visit Ping’s, 248 Northgate One, San Rafael 94903, (415) 492-8808, www.pingsnorthgate.com. RSVP by Thursday, June 6, to Elizabeth Calaway at (415) 456-9220 or elizterrycalaway/a/t/aol.com. PC (RSE 2 M)

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 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 5:30p, but arrive when you can and leave when you’re ready. We will be there for several hours. They have a Happy Hour until 6p. RSVP preferred on Mensa’s Meetup site at www.meetup.com/SFMensa, less preferred by e-mail to Barry Krasner at bwkbwk/a/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, NMPCW (RSE 2 M)

13 – Thursday

11:45a South Bay Lunch. Meet at Coco’s Bakery, 150 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell 95008. Their phone is (408) 866-5377. Menu online at www.cocosbakery.com/menu/. Sandra Anderson, (408) 621-1273. PC, NMPCW, WCE (RSE 2,4 Th)

6:17p Berkeley-Oakland Restaurant Group (BORG). (NOTE CHANGE OF DAY.) 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 5p on Wednesday, June 12, by e-mail or phone so we have a table large enough for everyone. Well-behaved non-Mensans welcome. Please bring cash. Cathy Roha, catroha/a/t/gmail.com, (510) 845-1833. PC, NMPCW (RSE 2 W/Th)

14 – Friday

5p 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 5p, just let us know you’re coming, and we’ll be waiting for you. This month we will meet at Hillcrest Restaurant and Taphouse, 2709 Hillcrest Ave., Antioch 94531. Look for our “Welcome Owl”. Call Judy at (714) 356-4873 or Bernie at (714) 356-4868 for more info. PC, NC (RSE 2 F)

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, hank888/a/t/earthlink.net or (415) 793-0300 cell, and Peter Midnight. Come see why Tito’s has been there for more than 60 years, directly across E. 14th St. from Bayfair Center. We’ll see you at Tito’s! No pets. PC, WCE, NMPCW, NC, SO, NXM (RSE 2 F)

7p GenX Food and Movie Night. Join us for dinner at 7p at a South of Market restaurant (to be determined) in San Francisco, 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. To get the restaurant information, contact Cathy at (415) 730-5711 or mulfordc/a/t/alumni.princeton.edu. PC, NMPCW (RSE 2 F)

June 15-21

17 – Monday

6:30p Tacolicious Dining in Palo Alto. Join us for Taco-based cuisine at Tacolicious, 632 Emerson St., between Forest Ave. and Hamilton Ave. Some familiar foods, some not so much: Squash Blossom Empanadas; Fried Sweet Plantains, Drunken Beans, Meyer Lemon Flan. Good food, good conversation. Small group planned. To reserve, contact Susan at Susan.Heimlich/a/t/gmail.com or at (650) 714-4972 (call or text) by Saturday, June 15, and be sure to hear confirmation. Ask for Susan, and please bring cash. PC, NMPCW

19 – Wednesday

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. Corey Coughlin, (408) 499-9491 or coreyjc/a/t/comcast.net. PC, NMPCW, NXM, WCP (RSE W after 2 F)

20 – Thursday

5p Pub Trek. Join us at Floodcraft Brewery, upstairs in Whole Foods Market at 777 The Alameda, San Jose 95126, (408) 207-1126, floodcraftbrewing.com. Starting at 5p and continuing until at least 7p, we can sample 30+ local and other drafts, as well as specialty cans and bottles, cider, wine, and taproom eats. June weather should be favorable for a pleasant evening on their airy patio – walking distance from San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station. Let me know if you have suggestions or recommendations for future Pub Treks. RSVPs appreciated on Meetup at www.meetup.com/SFMensa/events/, by e-mail, or by text to (408) 206-4905. Cheers, Rosemary, rbgreenlaw/a/t/gmail.com. PC, NMPCW, NXM, SO (RSE 3 Th)

21 – Friday

Movies That Matter. Our June 7 showing will be our only movie this month. We expect to return on July 5. (RSE 1,3 F)

7p Movie Night in Orinda. The title of the movie is to be determined. Please phone or e-mail me within a week or two of the 3rd Friday. Or I will e-mail you and provide the name and details of the movie that we will be seeing. Come about 7p and we’ll start the movie at 7:30p. Enjoy an evening with Mensa friends, other friends, or family members that you would like to invite. We’ll socialize 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, fruit, dessert, and light-colored beverages (no chips). Please reserve your seat with Mary Bradshaw, (925) 376-0762 or MaryBradsh/a/t/aol.com. Your suggestions for NEW, recently released, or soon to be available movies are appreciated for our future choices. PC, NMPCW

June 22-31

22 – Saturday

10a Mensa Testing in Palo Alto. See www.sfmensa.org/how-to-join-mensa/ for information. PC

6p Monthly Gathering: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Join your fellow Mensans and friends for a picnic dinner followed by Silicon Valley Shakespeare’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is an outdoor production at Willow Street Park, 1320 Willow St., San Jose 95125. Please plan to arrive around 6p and bring your own picnic dinner and a blanket or folding chair – all seating is on the lawn. We’ll enjoy our dinners and conversation before the performance begins at 7p. No tickets required, though an RSVP to programs/a/t/sfmensa.org or by calling Megan Thomas at (650) 701-6855 is appreciated so that we know who to expect. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy and considered appropriate for all ages. For more information about the production, visit www.svshakespeare.org/our-season/midsummer2019/. PC, NMPCW, ACW, NXM

23 – Sunday

5p The Kelly Park Big Band at The Sound Room, 2147 Broadway, Oakland 94612. Led by Mensan/drummer Kelly Park, this 16 piece big band plays original music and arrangements of jazz standards. We’ll stick around after the concert for an informal music conversation, meet some of the band members, have a cocktail, etc. This month we are pleased to have guest singer/guitarist George Cole sitting in. There is a $20 door charge for this event, $10 if you show your Mensa membership card. No RSVP required. PC, NS, WBC, WCP (RSE Alt 4th Su)

6p Sunday Evening at Margaret and Jerry’s. Sunday evening supper: ingest and digress. We will have entrée, coffee, and tea. Bring salad/vegies/bread/dessert/beverage to share. Come after dinner if you like. Margaret Pillow and Jerome Taylor host in Berkeley. Contact them at (510) 883-1898 or jmjb7/a/t/earthlink.net. PC, C, SO, NMPCW, WBC

26 – Wednesday

5:30p Brainstormer Trivia Night. Come join us at Patriot House Pub, 2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco 94111 (Sacramento St. between Davis St. and Front St., on the top level, to the right as you step off the escalator). Please arrive between 5:30p and 5:45p. The trivia contest will begin at 6p and will last for about 2 hours. See www.brainstormer.com/venue/498/patriot-house-pub for details. The Patriot House is close to the Financial District and Embarcadero BART/Muni, and parking is validated for the underground garage. They have a wide selection of beers, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, and food, and a Happy Hour until 6p. Look for the Mensa logo on our table or ask for “Barry and the Mensa Group”. RSVP preferred on Mensa’s Meetup site at www.meetup.com/SFMensa/events, less preferred by e-mail to Barry Krasner at bwkbwk/a/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, NMPCW, NC, NS, NXM (RSE last W)

27 – Thursday

11:30a Buffet Lunch in Concord at Golden Corral (new location), 2050 Diamond Blvd., 94520. From I-680 northbound, take Willow Pass Road exit. At end of ramp (traffic signal) turn right. Go east to next traffic signal (Diamond Blvd.) and turn left. Drive north 0.5 mile to large wall-mounted Golden Corral sign at right side. Just past this building, turn right into the parking lot. From I-680 southbound, take Concord exit. At end of ramp (traffic signal), turn left, go to next traffic signal (Concord Ave.), turn left and drive east to second traffic signal (Diamond Blvd.) and turn right. Go south one block to Galaxy Way, turn left, and turn right into first driveway. Drive straight ahead to last building (the restaurant) and park. After paying at entrance, turn left and walk to reserved party room at north end. Questions? Ken Evans at (925) 935-8148 or evansken/a/t/aol.com. PC, NMPCW

11:45a South Bay Lunch. See June 13. (RSE 2,4 Th)

29 – Saturday

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, but note that for a while, we will be providing red and white wine, champagne, Coke, and Sprite. The fun is in Oakland. No RSVP needed; just show up at 7p or later. We have about 20 people every month, most of whom do not RSVP. For more information or directions, contact Alan at alan.winson/a/t/gmail.com or (510) 653-2685 (voice only). Please pull forward to park four cars in my driveway. Free street parking is available in the neighborhood; don’t give up! PC, NMPCW, NS, WCP (RSE last Sa)

 

FUTURE FLASHES

July 2 – Tuesday

6p Tuesday Tipplers. See June 4. (RSE 1 Tu)

3 – Wednesday

11:30a Math Lovers’ Lunch. See June 5. (RSE 1 W)

5 – Friday

6p Movies That Matter. See June 7. (RSE 1,3 F)

6 – Saturday

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