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 May

May 29 – Sunday

12n    Cafe Discussion: Would politics be better with no politicians? Hosted by James Monschke. See June 5. (RSE Su)

June 1-7

June 1 – 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 22: International Transfers of Wealth. 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)

4 – Saturday

6p    Start The Month Right. It’s barbecue time! 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. 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. Masks optional. PC, SO, WBC, WCD, C/D (RSE 1 Sat)

5 – Sunday

12n    Cafe Discussion: Boundaries – mental and physical. 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 Sue Bender. 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)

6 – 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

7 – 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)

June 8-14

8 – Wednesday

6p    Basic Economics Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 23: International Disparities in Wealth. See June 1. (RSE W)

9 – 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)

11 – Saturday

4p    Big Ideas Reading Group: The Science and Technology of Growing Young by Sergey Young. Industry investor and insider Young demystifies the longevity landscape, cutting through the hype and showing readers what they can do now to live better for longer, and offering a look into the exciting possibilities that await us. By viewing aging as a condition that can be cured, we can dramatically revolutionize the field of longevity and make it accessible for everyone. Join Sergey as he gathers insights from world-leading health entrepreneurs, scientists, doctors, and inventors, providing a comprehensive look into the future of longevity in the near and far horizons. For July 16 on Zoom: The Myth of Artificial Intelligence by Eric J. Larson. 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)

12 – Sunday

12n    Cafe Discussion: How Natural is Human Nature? Hosted by James Monschke. See June 5. (RSE Su)

13 – Monday

12n    Monday Munchers. Back from pandemic and rising up from the old Ethnic Dinner, a lunch group in Marin dedicated to trying different restaurants. This month we will visit Village Italian Restaurant, 1200 Grant Ave., Novato 94945, (415) 898-2234, RSVP by Thursday, June 9, 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 2nd floor, turn right twice, and then follow the sign to the stairs to the 3rd floor. The restaurant’s entrance is near the top of those stairs on the 3rd floor. 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 a Happy Hour from 4p until 6p, with the kitchen closing at 9p and the bar closing at 10p. 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. PC, NC, NS, NMPCW (RSE 2 M)

14 – 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)

June 15-21

15 – 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, June 14. 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 24: Myths About Markets. See June 1. (RSE W) 

16 – Thursday

6p    East Bay (Inland) Farmers Market and Live Cover Band. Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Pkwy., Dublin 94568. Come join fellow East Bay members and enjoy ’80s cover band The Spazmatics (see – think “nerdography”). The Dublin Lions Club will host beer and wine tastings, and you can purchase dinner from one of the many hot food vendors at the market! It’s also LGBTQ+ Pride Month. A number of activities are planned and local organizations providing LGBTQ+ resources will be on hand. RSVP and/or contact Lynna Do with any questions or suggestions for future events at eastbay925/a/t/ with subject “EastBay Inland”. PC, WCE

17 – Friday

5p    Pub Trek. (NOTE ONE-TIME CHANGE OF LOCATION TO SUNNYVALE.) 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 at ShaKa Brewing, 175 San Lazaro Ave. Suite 140, Sunnyvale 94086, (408) 475-7233, ShaKa Brewing was established in 2020 and offers happy hour on Fridays. It’s family and dog friendly. Food trucks offer tasting snacks and meals and parking is available in the lot. Please check SFRM Meetup for any updates: 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)

18 – Saturday

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)

19 – Sunday

12n    Cafe Discussion: Gender – Is its importance changing? Hosted by Sue Bender. See June 5. (RSE Su)

June 22-30

22 – Wednesday

6p    Basic Economics Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 25: “Non-Economic” Values. See June 1. (RSE W)

23 – Thursday

11:45a    South Bay Lunch. See June 9. (RSE 2,4 Th)

24 – Friday

5:30p    Marin Mexican Drinks and Dinner. Join your fellow Marin Mensans for drinks and dinner at The Cantina, 651 E. 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, so 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)

7p    Palo Alto Dining at Peking Duck. Peking Duck Restaurant is adjacent to the California Ave. Caltrain station, opposite Molly Stone’s. The address is 151 S. California Ave., 94306. Dishes include Dumplings, Sizzling Rice Soup, Shrimp and Beef Hunan Style, Spicy Crispy Beef, Garlic Shrimp, Crispy Duck, and of course Peking Duck (which requires 12 days advance order). Join us for good food and good conversation. To reserve, contact Susan Heimlich at susan.heimlich/a/t/ or call/text (650) 714-4972 by Wednesday, June 22. Be sure to get a confirmation. Please bring cash. For last minute changes, call (650) 714-4972. Vaccinated people only. PC, NMPCW 

25 – Saturday

6p    Online Board Games. See June 6.

26 – Sunday

12n    Cafe Discussion: What is the “common good”? Hosted by George Fuller. See June 5. (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)

29 – Wednesday

6p    Basic Economics Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 26: The History of Economics. See June 1. (RSE W)


July 2 – Saturday

6p    Start The Month Right. See June 4. (RSE 1 Sat)

3 – Sunday

12n    Cafe Discussion: Fun with Flags. Hosted by Sue Bender. See June 5. (RSE Su)

4p    Albany Hill Hike. See June 5. (RSE 1 Su)

5 – Tuesday

5:30p    Tuesday Tipplers. See June 7. (RSE 1 Tu)

    Intelligencer Deadline. See June 7. (RSE Tu after 1 Sa)

6 – Wednesday

    Basic Economics Book Discussion will not meet this week. See you at the Annual Gathering in Sparks, NV. (RSE W)


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