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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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CALENDAR ARCHIVE

Note to Readers

While a few events are still on hiatus because of an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19 (and are noted below as “cancelled for September”), most events have resumed meeting in person or are Zoom events. Please continue to check here for updates as well as join our Meetup group (www.meetup.com/SFMensa) where we have several impromptu virtual events happening.

WEEKLY EVENT

None at this time.

End of August

August 22 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: Learn from your past – Your version or mine? See September 5. (RSE Su)

7p Channing Club. See September 26. (RSE 4 Su)

25 – Wednesday

Brainstormer Trivia Night is cancelled for August. PC (RSE last W)

6p 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 16, JUSTICE: Our sense of justice might be out of date. See September 1. (RSE W) 

26 – Thursday

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

6p Who We Are and How We Got Here Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 10, The Genomics of Inequality. See September 2. (RSE Th) 

27 – Friday

6:30p Virtual Happy Hour. See September 24. (RSE 4 F)

28 – Saturday

12n Wine Tasting. Come enjoy a fun day of wine tasting and lunch at Rosenblum Cellars, 10 Clay St ., Oakland 94607. This winery is well known for their zinfandels and has been a cornerstone of the Alameda wine scene for decades. Please go to Meetup (www.meetup.com/SFMensa/events/279873688/) for details and to RSVP. NOTE: Reservations were required for this venue so the attendee count is fixed. Please DO NOT attend unless you have RSVP’d on Meetup and have been confirmed as “Attending”. Hosted by Katie To. PC, NC

29 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: How do we know what we know? See September 5. (RSE Su)

30 – Monday

8p Monterey County Mensa Monthly Meeting. See September 27. (RSE last M)

September 1-7

September 1 – Wednesday

6p 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Book Discussion: One chapter a week. We’re reading 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari one chapter at a time. This week we’re reading Chapter 17, POST-TRUTH: Some fake news lasts forever. This is a Zoom event. The login details are listed on Meetup. Hosted by Mickie Winkler and Maria Gomez. PC (RSE W)

2 – Thursday

6p Who We Are and How We Got Here Book Discussion: One chapter a week. We’re reading Who We Are and How We Got Here by David Reich one chapter at a time. It’s an illuminating account of all that studies of human DNA have taught us about the ancient world and their bearing on the present. This week we’re reading Chapter 11, The Genomics of Race and Identity. This is a Zoom event. The login details are listed on Meetup. Hosted by Pia Smith. PC (RSE Th)

3 – Friday

6:45p Mensa Testing in Palo Alto. See www.sfmensa.org/how-to-join-mensa/ for information. PC

4 – Saturday

6p Start The Month Right. At Elna and Adrian Tymes’ home in Mountain View. Come celebrate the 41st 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)

5 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: Essential Services – What Holds Society Together. 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/hotmail.com 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 an account at boardgamearena.com 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/sfmensa.org or (650) 648-3594. PC, NMPCW, ACW

7 – Tuesday

5:30p Tuesday Tipplers. Due to the surge in COVID cases we have decided to meet on Zoom again. If you are not on our e-mail list please let me know and we will send you a link. Carole Taylor, caroleptaylor/a/t/sbcglobal.net or (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)

September 8-14

8 – Wednesday

5:55p Berkeley-Oakland Restaurant Group (BORG). Assimilate delicious food and interesting conversation at a good restaurant somewhere in the central East Bay. Please mask up when not eating and/or drinking. Limited seating. E-mail or call ahead for the location on or after September 1. RSVP by 5:55p on September 7. Please bring cash. Cathy Roha, catroha/a/t/gmail.com, (510) 207-2345. PC

6p 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 18, SCIENCE FICTION: The future is not what you see in the movies. See September 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 www.scramblzalmaden.com. Sandra Anderson, (408) 997-3187. PC, NMPCW, WCE (RSE 2,4 Th)

6p Who We Are and How We Got Here Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 12, The Future of Ancient DNA. See September 2. (RSE Th) 

10 – Friday

6:30p M Weisley’s Café. Ever wanted to hang out with all the space pilots at Mos Eisley’s Café (Star Wars 1977)? Unfortunately Tatooine is rather a long commute just for a Happy Hour so we wisely located M Weisley’s in hyperspace where it can easily be accessed instantly by Zoom. No matter where in the universe you are located, you will not experience any light speed delays in your communications. So now you can experience all the ambience of our seedy cantina crowded with numerous alien races in our virtual meet up. All aliens and humans are welcome at M Weisley’s. Mix up your favorite beverage, gather up some munchies and join in our out of this world Happy Hour. To attend as an alien visit Snap Camera snapcamera.snapchat.com and download their software. Choose from hundreds of available avatars which will move and act with your movements in video conference. If you’re creative, you can use their software to create your own avatar. Or of course you could do it the old-fashioned way and actually put on a costume. Please RSVP on Meetup for the Zoom Link. Hosted by Judy Unger, junger2040/a/t/gmail.com. PC (RSE 2 F)

GenX Food and Movie Night is cancelled for September. PC (RSE 2 F)

11 – Saturday

2p Whiskey Tasting and Distillery Tour. 10th Street Distillery (the only whiskey distillery in San Jose) has finally reopened for tastings at 2131 S. 10th St., 95112. This distillery was started by a group of engineers who applied Old World techniques with some New World distillery methods to create some seriously good whiskeys. Come join Katie To in trying out the latest additions to their collection. Please go to Meetup (www.meetup.com/SFMensa/events/279872804/) for details and to RSVP. NOTE: Reservations were required for this venue so the attendee count is fixed. Please DO NOT attend unless you have RSVP’d on Meetup and have been confirmed as “Attending”. PC, NC

4p Big Ideas Reading Group: Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy by Robert H. Frank. (NOTE: We are meeting online via Zoom. E-mail host Chris Boyd as below if you might want to be included in the online meeting or to be updated on any changes in venue.) In recent years, social scientists have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life outcomes than most people imagine. Frank explores the surprising implications of those findings to show why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in success – and why that hurts everyone, even the wealthy. Compellingly readable, Success and Luck shows how a more accurate understanding of the role of chance in life could lead to better, richer, and fairer economies and societies. For October 9 on Zoom: Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life by Zena Hitz. 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)

12 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: What is art? What is not — and why not? See September 5. (RSE Su)

13 – Monday

Monday Munchers is cancelled for September. 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 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)

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/sfmensa.org 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)

September 15-21

15 – Wednesday

6p 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 19, EDUCATION: Change is the only constant. See September 1. (RSE W) 

16 – Thursday

7p Sushi Near Palo Alto. Join us at Hanabi Sushi, at 1040 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View 94043, in the Costco Shopping Center. The menu is available online. Join us for good food and good conversation. To reserve, contact Susan at Susan.Heimlich/a/t/gmail.com or at (650) 714-4972 (call or text) by Tuesday, September 14. Be sure to hear confirmation. Ask for Susan, and please bring cash. PC, NMPCW

17 — 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. September’s event is scheduled for S.Twenty.Seven Ales (S27 Alehouse), 461 Perrymont Ave., San Jose 95125; (408) 599-BREW; www.s27ales.com. One of San Jose’s newest (and Willow Glen’s first craft brewery and taproom) is a Franco-Belgian inspired alehouse offering a diverse selection of delicious and daring brews – it is tucked in a cloister at the end of Perrymont Ave., with indoor and outdoor seating options. Drop by anytime starting at 5p continuing to approximately 7p. RSVP and/or contact Rosemary Greenlaw with any questions or suggestions for future events at (408) 206-4905 or rbgreenlaw/a/t/gmail.com. PC, NMPCW, NXM, SO

18 – Saturday

6p Online Board Games. See September 6.

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: us02web.zoom.us/j/6912937135?pwd=WVlpMEs1SCs0c1FoZk5seUhoREVaZz09. Meeting ID: 691 293 7135. Password: berkeley. Hosted by Kevin Langdon, kevinlangdon86/a/t/yahoo.com. PC

19 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: Rights vs. Privileges. See September 5. (RSE Su)

September 22-30

22 – Wednesday

Brainstormer Trivia Night is cancelled for September. PC (RSE last W)

6p 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 20, MEANING: Life is not a story. See September 1. (RSE W) 

23 – Thursday

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

24 – Friday

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

26 – Sunday

12n Cafe Discussion: Morality. See September 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: us02web.zoom.us/j/6912937135?pwd=WVlpMEs1SCs0c1FoZk5seUhoREVaZz09. Meeting ID: 691 293 7135. Password: berkeley. Hosted by Kevin Langdon, kevinlangdon86/a/t/yahoo.com. PC (RSE 4 Su)

27 – Monday

8p Monterey County Mensa Monthly Meeting. MCM will hold a monthly Zoom meeting on the last Monday of the month. This will be 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/monterey.us.mensa.org. PC (RSE last M)

29 – Wednesday

6p 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Book Discussion: One chapter a week. This week we’re reading Chapter 21, MEDITATION: Just observe. See September 1. (RSE W) 

FUTURE FLASHES

October 2 – Saturday

6p Start The Month Right. See September 4. (RSE 1 Sa)

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