Calendar

This page describes our upcoming events. Be sure to check out the SIGnificant notes section!

Unlike the calendar created for the public part of our site, this calendar contains the contact information for each event.

MWW events are organized by members like you. If you don’t see an event that interests you, start one! Just check the monthly calendar for a good date, then send event information to the Editor (calendar@mensaww.org) by the 10th of the month prior to the event. It’s that simple!

SIGnificant notes

DEADLINES, RSVP’S, ETC. The following calendar item(s) have deadlines and/or RSVP requests:

  • GenX Happy Hour (May 9th) — RSVP ASAP if possible for a headcount.
  • Jenefer Huntoon Memorial Lunch Bunch (May 22nd and 29th) — RSVP by 11:00 am.
  • GenY Gathering (May 29th) — RSVP ASAP.

OTHER EVENT(S):

  • Gifted Children, Youth, and Mensans (May 4nd and 16>sup>th).

SCHEDULE CHANGE(S):

  • The Last Friday Movie Night is no more.

May 2019

Thursday, May 2

5:30 pm Gifted Children, Youth, and Mensans
MUSEUM OF FLIGHT, 9404 East Marginal Way S in Seattle; 206-764-5720. Free first Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00. Children do not need to be Mensa members nor do their parents. We meet for dinner at 6:00 pm in Wings Café; call CathyRaye Hyland (253-230-1795) to meet up with us. (We are coming from Tacoma and might be late.) Parking is free.
Destination Moon, the Apollo 11 Mission, is open and a new children’s area, Tranquility Base!

Friday, May 3

5:00 pm Wendy Hutchison TGIF
NICKERSON STREET SALOON, 318 Nickerson St, just south of the Fremont Bridge. Pretty good parking, easy bus routes (31, 31, and 40 go right by) and a big patio we can enjoy when the weather’s warm. Good food, atmosphere and service, full bar, child- and dog-friendly. Come find us any Friday, from 5 til whenever. Don’t worry about getting there at 5; people come and go. There will be someone there until 6:30-7pm at least. For information contact Larissa Simone (415-226-6662).

5:30 pm Snohomish County TGIF
AVOCADO’S, 10822 Evergreen Way in Everett. Check the Snohomish County M’s Facebook group for updates. Contact Greg Chandra (480-254-5771) for more information.

7:00 pm West Sound TGIF – Big Apple
BIG APPLE DINER, 6720 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. Look for a seasoned citizen with a ToteMs in his possession. Contact Art Day (arthur985@centurytel.net or 360-297-3820) for more information.

Saturday, May 4

1:00 pm Port Townsend Lunch Bunch
At the BAYVIEW RESTAURANT, Water Street next to the ferry dock. Look for a Toyota FJ Cruiser, license plate AUNTMRY in the parking lot and a seasoned citizen with a ToteMs in his possession in the restaurant. Contact Art Day (arthur985@centurytel.net or 360-297-3820) for more information.

Sunday, May 5

2:00 pm WoSIG
We warmly invite adult Mensa women to share our lively discussion! Complete confidentiality is required from all participants. Please bring a food/beverage item to share if you are able. We will start with checking in. Everyone is encouraged to bring a friend, Mensan or not.
The May WoSIG will be at the home of Susan Brown, 322 NW 49th Street in Seattle (south and west of the Woodland Park Zoo). No pets in residence, but a gentle guide dog may attend. This is a very steep street, so parking may be challenging.
Theme: Is there a toxic waste dump in the basement of your psyche?

Thursday, May 9

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm GenX Happy Hour
At the Fremont RED STAR TACO BAR, 513 N 36th Street in Seattle. No rsvp necessary to show up, but rsvp to rvc8@us.mensa.org if possible for a headcount.

Friday, May 10

ToteMs & Calendar Deadline
Submissions for next month’s newsletter should be in the editor’s hands by the end of the day. If you have any questions or to submit items for consideration, e-mail the editor at totems@mensaww.org. Please e-mail calendar items to calendar@mensaww.org.

5:00 pm Wendy Hutchison TGIF
NICKERSON STREET SALOON, 318 Nickerson St, just south of the Fremont Bridge. Pretty good parking, easy bus routes (31, 31, and 40 go right by) and a big patio we can enjoy when the weather’s warm. Good food, atmosphere and service, full bar, child- and dog-friendly. Come find us any Friday, from 5 til whenever. Don’t worry about getting there at 5; people come and go. There will be someone there until 6:30-7pm at least. For information contact Larissa Simone (415-226-6662).

5:00 pm LEO Bellingham
CAFÉ AKROTERI, 1219 Cornwall, downtown. Tasty drinks. Greek snacks and/or dinner, plus great conversation with fellow Mensans. Family and significant others welcome. Hosted by Suzanne and John Farrington (831-206-5646 or sappel1234@yahoo.com).

5:30 pm Snohomish County TGIF
AVOCADO’S, 10822 Evergreen Way in Everett. Check the Snohomish County M’s Facebook group for updates. Contact Greg Chandra (480-254-5771) for more information.

7:30 pm Second Friday Movie Night
10512 – 125th Ave NE in Kirkland. For more information call Gregor at 206-947-3467. Theme: Charm. Bring snacks and/or drinks to share. If you’re so inclined, bring a movie that fits the theme; we will vote on which movie to watch. Please leave shoes by the door and bring slippers for cold feet. Parking is only allowed on the East side of the street (our side). Smoking outside. Cat in residence.

Saturday, May 11

7:30 pm Games Night North
This month at the home of Frank Carter, 17406 Spruce Way in Lynwood. Bring a snack to share and a favorite game if have one. Otherwise, just show up.

Thursday, May 16

5:30 pm Gifted Children, Youth, and Mensans
WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY MUSEUM, 1911 Pacific Ave in Tacoma, 253-272-3500. Parking in the lot next to the Museum just off 21st and Pacific for a fee; Free third Thursday after 3 pm but we won’t arrive until after 5:30. Call CathyRaye Hyland (253-230-1795) to meet up with us possibly for an early dinner.

Friday, May 17

5:00 pm Wendy Hutchison TGIF
NICKERSON STREET SALOON, 318 Nickerson St, just south of the Fremont Bridge. Pretty good parking, easy bus routes (31, 31, and 40 go right by) and a big patio we can enjoy when the weather’s warm. Good food, atmosphere and service, full bar, child- and dog-friendly. Come find us any Friday, from 5 til whenever. Don’t worry about getting there at 5; people come and go. There will be someone there until 6:30-7pm at least. For information contact Larissa Simone (415-226-6662).

5:30 pm Snohomish County TGIF
AVOCADO’S, 10822 Evergreen Way in Everett. Check the Snohomish County M’s Facebook group for updates. Contact Greg Chandra (480-254-5771) for more information.

7:00 pm West Sound TGIF – Two Margaritas
TWO MARGARITAS in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center (space 153, west of the closed Albertsons). Look for a seasoned citizen with a Totems in his possession. Contact Art Day (arthur985@centurytel.net or 360-297-3820) for more information.

Saturday, May 18

1:00 pm Port Townsend Lunch Bunch
At the BAYVIEW RESTAURANT, Water Street next to the ferry dock. Look for a Toyota FJ Cruiser, license plate AUNTMRY in the parking lot and a seasoned citizen with a ToteMs in his possession in the restaurant. Contact Art Day (arthur985@centurytel.net or 360-297-3820) for more information.

5:00 pm SteerCom Meeting
At the Bellevue Red Lion (see below).

6:30 pm Monthly Gathering
At the BELLEVUE RED LION. The hotel is right off Highway 405 at 11211 Main Street, and of course there is plenty of free parking. Social time with catered appetizers, coffee, and tea begins at 6:30, and we’ll start the program around 7 pm. Adult members are welcome to purchase a glass of wine or cocktail from the nearby lounge and take that into our room. If you have ideas for speakers or activities you’d like to see at future MGs, please email Program Chair Nancy Tennent at programs@mensaww.org.
The real science behind Star Trek.
Boldly go where our monthly gathering has not gone before and come examine the real science behind Star Trek! From the Drake equation in Gene Roddenberry’s original 1964 outline to Titan’s haze obscuring the Enterprise in J.J. Abrams’ reboot, Dr Michael Wong will show us examples of how true scientific facts underpin the legendary sci-fi franchise’s 50-plus-year history. The final frontier is waiting!
Michael L. Wong is a research associate in the University of Washington’s Astrobiology Program studying planetary atmospheres, habitability, biosignatures, and the emergence of life. He also hosts a podcast called Strange New Worlds, which examines science, technology, and culture through the lens of Star Trek.
He explains, “I don’t remember a time before Star Trek was a part of my life. This phenomenon, built around over 700 television episodes and thirteen motion pictures, has inspired my life choices and underpins so much of who I am. I’ve passed the point of calling myself a ‘fan’ of Star Trek. It is no longer a separate thing, just another TV show or sci-fi franchise that I enjoy. Its spirit is intertwined with the threads of experience that make up my life.”
Wear your favorite Star Trek outfits if you choose!

Wednesday, May 22

12:00 noon Jenefer Huntoon Memorial Lunch Bunch
Conviviality in the form of good company, good conversation, and good food. Anywhere from 10 to 20+ of us meet on fourth, and fifth Wednesdays to share our wide variety of interests and views. Come join us, the more, the merrier.
At TUTTA BELLA in Wallingford, 4411 Stone Way N. Delicious salads, soups and Neapolitan foods. Small restaurant parking lot on the south side of the building. RSVP via phone or text (Lin Bowman, 206-261-7535) by 11:00 am the day of the lunch — it helps the restaurant to know in advance how many to set up for.

Friday, May 24

5:00 pm Wendy Hutchison TGIF
NICKERSON STREET SALOON, 318 Nickerson St, just south of the Fremont Bridge. Pretty good parking, easy bus routes (31, 31, and 40 go right by) and a big patio we can enjoy when the weather’s warm. Good food, atmosphere and service, full bar, child- and dog-friendly. Come find us any Friday, from 5 til whenever. Don’t worry about getting there at 5; people come and go. There will be someone there until 6:30-7pm at least. For information contact Larissa Simone (415-226-6662).

5:30 pm Snohomish County TGIF
AVOCADO’S, 10822 Evergreen Way in Everett. Check the Snohomish County M’s Facebook group for updates. Contact Greg Chandra (480-254-5771) for more information.

Saturday, May 25

7:30 pm Games Night South in Renton
At the home of Greg Parnell, 18223 143rd Ave SE in Renton. We’ll have lots of games here, but feel free to bring your favorites along with munchies and drinks to share. If you don’t play games, come on over anyway — some of us would rather talk than compete. Dog in residence; smoking outside. Call for more information and directions, 425-204-9558.

Wednesday, May 29

12:00 noon Jenefer Huntoon Memorial Lunch Bunch
Conviviality in the form of good company, good conversation, and good food. Anywhere from 10 to 20+ of us meet on fourth, and fifth Wednesdays to share our wide variety of interests and views. Come join us, the more, the merrier.
At TUTTA BELLA in Wallingford, 4411 Stone Way N. Delicious salads, soups and Neapolitan foods. Small restaurant parking lot on the south side of the building. RSVP via phone or text (Lin Bowman, 206-261-7535) by 11:00 am the day of the lunch — it helps the restaurant to know in advance how many to set up for.

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm Gen Y Gathering
8210 – 28th Ave NE in Seattle. Drop in and commune with your fellow 20- to 40-somethings over dinner and drinks. Please RSVP; for questions, email Jennifer Wise (jenny.lynne.wise@gmail.com) or message her through the GenYMs Seattle Facebook Group.

Friday, May 31

5:00 pm Wendy Hutchison TGIF
NICKERSON STREET SALOON, 318 Nickerson St, just south of the Fremont Bridge. Pretty good parking, easy bus routes (31, 31, and 40 go right by) and a big patio we can enjoy when the weather’s warm. Good food, atmosphere and service, full bar, child- and dog-friendly. Come find us any Friday, from 5 til whenever. Don’t worry about getting there at 5; people come and go. There will be someone there until 6:30-7pm at least. For information contact Larissa Simone (415-226-6662).

5:30 pm Snohomish County TGIF
AVOCADO’S, 10822 Evergreen Way in Everett. Check the Snohomish County M’s Facebook group for updates. Contact Greg Chandra (480-254-5771) for more information.

 

June 2019

Saturday, June 1

1:00 pm Port Townsend Lunch Bunch
At the BAYVIEW RESTAURANT, Water Street next to the ferry dock. Look for a Toyota FJ Cruiser, license plate AUNTMRY in the parking lot and a seasoned citizen with a ToteMs in his possession in the restaurant. Contact Art Day (arthur985@centurytel.net or 360-297-3820) for more information.

Sunday, June 2

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm WoSIG
We warmly invite adult Mensa women to share our lively discussion! Complete confidentiality is required from all participants. Please bring a food/beverage item to share if you are able. Social Time 1:30, meeting starts at 2:00.
The location and theme for the June WoSIG have not been determined. Keep an eye on this space, or contact the previous hostess.

Friday, June 7

5:00 pm Wendy Hutchison TGIF
NICKERSON STREET SALOON, 318 Nickerson St, just south of the Fremont Bridge. Pretty good parking, easy bus routes (31, 31, and 40 go right by) and a big patio we can enjoy when the weather’s warm. Good food, atmosphere and service, full bar, child- and dog-friendly. Come find us any Friday, from 5 til whenever. Don’t worry about getting there at 5; people come and go. There will be someone there until 6:30-7pm at least. For information contact Larissa Simone (415-226-6662).

5:30 pm Snohomish County TGIF
AVOCADO’S, 10822 Evergreen Way in Everett. Check the Snohomish County M’s Facebook group for updates. Contact Greg Chandra (480-254-5771) for more information.

7:00 pm West Sound TGIF – Big Apple
BIG APPLE DINER, 6720 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. Look for a seasoned citizen with a ToteMs in his possession. Contact Art Day (arthur985@centurytel.net or 360-297-3820) for more information.

Monday, June 10

ToteMs & Calendar Deadline
Submissions for next month’s newsletter should be in the editor’s hands by the end of the day. If you have any questions or to submit items for consideration, e-mail the editor at totems@mensaww.org. Please e-mail calendar items to calendar@mensaww.org.

 

Save the Date(s)!

2019 Monthly (and Other) Gatherings

  • June 15: Monthly Gathering at the Red Lion, Bellevue. Topic: “The Sticky Subject of Sugar.”

If you have ideas for speakers or activities you’d like to see at future MGs, please let Nancy know at programs@mensaww.org.



For a full list of all Mensa Events nationwide, visit: www.us.mensa.org/attend/calendar/events-list-view.