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:

  • Jenefer Huntoon Memorial Lunch Bunch (September 25th) — RSVP by 11:00 am.

OTHER EVENT(S):

  • Labor Day Open House (September 2nd).
  • Gifted Children, Youth, and Mensans (September 5th).
  • SteerCom Meeting (September 21st, just before the MG).

GROUP EVENT(S):

SCHEDULE CHANGE(S):

  • The September WOSIG will be on the second Sunday. See September 8th for details.

 

September 2019

Monday, September 2

2:00 pm Labor Day Open House
Open House from 2:00 pm until we all get tired of each other. Come when convenient for you and join Joe and Susi for food, conversation, and games for those so inclined. They will provide homemade ice cream and whatever else they think of. Bring a food or beverage to share. Very large dog in residence will be sent to his room if he does not behave in socially appropriate manner.
9309 SE 225th Place in Kent; for more information or directions, call hosts Susi Beecher or Joe Baker at 253-850-8786, or email sqbeecher@earthlink.net or rjbaker@earthlink.net. (Note: the “back way” is still closed.)

Thursday, September 5

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 6:30 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.

Friday, September 6

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, September 7

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, September 8

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 September Women’s SIG will be at the home of Jeannie Boag, 14020 – 221st Avenue NE in Woodinville, 425-881-8333. Shoe-free house with no animals in residence. Everyone is encouraged to bring a friend, whether she is a Mensa member or not. Park in the driveway or on the street.
Theme: The Experience of Age throughout our lives. Have you felt differently about yourself at different ages? Has age ever been a factor in discrimination or a cause for celebration for you or any of your family members? Have you ever used your age as an excuse or lied about your age? Does sexism intensify as we grow older? How does your age affect the choices you make?

Tuesday, September 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.

Friday, September 13

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
Great conversation with fellow Mensans. Family and significant others welcome. Hosted by Suzanne and John Farrington (831-206-5646 or sappel1234@yahoo.com).
We’re trying different restaurants so call Suzanne to find out the “restaurant of the month.” Look forward to seeing you there.

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: Pioneer. 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, September 14

7:30 pm Games Night North
This month’s North Games Night will be held at the home of Frank Carter, 17406 Spruce Way in Lynnwood; 425-218-9775 for information or directions. Bring a snack to share and a favorite game if you have one. Otherwise, just show up.

Friday, September 20

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, September 21

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
In the MG venue at the Bellevue Red Lion (see below). All members welcome to observe! Come before the MG, and enjoy a cocktail and bureaucracy.

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. Catered light snacks with coffee and tea at 6:30. Full dinner and adult beverages available in Jonah’s restaurant, and you may bring purchased food and beverages into the meeting room. Speaker begins about 7:00. Open to members of all ages and guests. Invite friends who might be interested in Mensa membership.

Who were the Neanderthals and what are they doing in my genome?
Speaker Kelley Harris earned her PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, and did her postdoc training at Stanford. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington and an affiliate assistant member in the Department of Computational Biology at Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center. In her Genome Sciences lab at the UW, Dr Harris uses population genetic theory and high-throughput biological sequence analysis to study recent evolutionary history in humans and other species. One of her primary research interests is the evolution of mutagenesis — understanding the forces that control DNA replication fidelity, the mutational breakdown of established traits, and the ultimate origin of new traits. Although DNA is replicated and repaired by highly conserved housekeeping pathways, the mutation rate appears to evolve surprisingly rapidly over evolutionary time. One way to see this is to compare the relative mutation rates of different 3-basepair DNA motifs, expanding a one-dimensional “mutation rate” into a rich, multidimensional “mutation spectrum.” Due to changes in the mutation rates of particular DNA motifs, each human population and great ape species appears to have its own distinctive mutational spectrum that results from a unique set of mutational challenges and repair processes. She and her grad students are working to decipher how this variation is genetically and environmentally determined and what evolutionary pressures (such as cancer, congenital disease, or life history) might be driving mutagenesis to change.

Wednesday, September 25

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, September 27

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, September 28

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.

 

October 2019

Friday, October 4

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, October 5

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, October 6

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 October WoSIG have not been determined. Keep an eye on this space, or contact the previous hostess.

Thursday, October 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

  • December 14: Holiday (and White Elephant) Party at the Red Lion, Bellevue.

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.