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New Medicare cards are coming

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from Medicare cards by April 2019.

A new, unique Medicare Number will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new cards. Starting this month, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards to recipients on a flow basis determined by geographic location and other factors.

California residents are scheduled to receive new cards in the second mailing between April and June.

People with Medicare will be able to check the status of card mailings in their area at Medicare.gov.

10 things to know about your new Medicare card

1. Your new card will automatically come to you. You don’t need to do anything as long as your address is up to date. If you need to update your address, visit your mySocial Security account.

2. Your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity.

3. Your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same.

4. Your new card may arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s.

5. Your new card is paper, which is easier for many providers to use and copy.

6. Once you get your new Medicare card, destroy the old one, and start using your new card right away.

7. If you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO), your Medicare Advantage Plan ID card is your main card for Medicare—you should still keep and use it whenever you need care. However, you also may be asked to show your new Medicare card, so you should carry this card too.

8. Doctors, other health care providers and facilities know it’s coming and will ask for your new Medicare card when you need care, so carry it with you.

9. Only give your new Medicare Number to doctors, pharmacists, other health care providers, your insurers, or people you trust to work with Medicare on your behalf.

10. If you forget your new card, you, your doctor or other health care provider may be able to look up your Medicare Number online.

Watch out for scams

Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask for personal or private information to get your new Medicare Number and card.

Scam artists may try to get personal information (like your current Medicare Number) by contacting you about your new card.

If someone asks you for your information, for money or threatens to cancel your health benefits if you don’t share your personal information, hang up and call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

How Can I Replace My Lost Medicare Card?

If your Medicare card is lost, stolen or damaged, you can ask Social Security for a new one.

Social Security will mail your card to the address it has on file for you. The replacement card should arrive in about 30 days.

If you need proof immediately for your doctor or for a prescription, visit your local Social Security office.

Authorspeak! brings Lee Livingston to LW Library

Authorspeak!, hosted by the Leisure World Library, will welcome memoir writer Lee Livingston from 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, April 25, on the library patio. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

“In the Rearview Mirror: A Road Trip into the Heart of Another Country” is a nostalgic look back at “America of the Big Heart.” It was 1961, before the deaths of JFK and MLK, before Vietnam, and two carefree 18-year-olds hitchhiked across a country of wide-open highways and wide-open people.

IndieReader calls their adventure out of adolescence into the beginning of responsibility “a must read not only for the baby boomer generation, but great commentary on friendship, mental illness and, ultimately, the road toward redemption.”

Livingston was born in Los Angeles and spent his early childhood in New York City and most of his school years in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Claremont Men’s College in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in literature. He finally completed his MFA in theatre arts from UCLA in 2005. He was a vice president/creative director at Grey Advertising in Los Angeles.

Since 1980, he has been running his own commercial film production company in Los Angeles. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

Celebrate storytelling April 17

The Leisure World Library will host a salute to storytelling on Tuesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Residents are welcome to tell stories or vote on the best true tales delivered by their friends and neighbors.

Topics can be as varied as the colors of the rainbow—coming-of-age stories, mistaken identity, friendship, love and embarrassing moments, subjects everyone can relate to. Storytellers have six minutes at the mike.

Storytellers may read from notes or tell their tales from memory.

To submit a story idea, send about five lines to MarianaStoryteller@gmail.com.

Acclaimed storyteller Mariana Williams, who has produced “Long Beach Searches for Greatest Storyteller” for eight years, will host the event.

She is the author of four books, was a finalist in the story-telling competition Moth Grand Slam held in Los Angeles, and appeared on the Moth stage in N.Y.

She teaches storytelling workshops and lives in Southern California with her Oscar-winning, songwriter husband Paul Williams.

The mother of two fills the empty nest with two calico cats.

Mariana says, “I wanted to be a ballerina, but writing suits me. I can practice in bed with a bag of chips.”

People who love to hear good stories are invited to come and vote for their favorite true, six-minute tale.

In addition to resident voters, there will be three judges, whose votes will be valued at five points each.

After the secret ballot, the votes will be tallied and the winner of “Leisure World’s True Tales” will be announced and a prize awarded.

All are welcome to celebrate the art of telling a compelling story on April 17.

Donate blood on April 13

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at the Leisure World Health Care Center.

There is a constant need for a healthy and reliable blood supply, and blood donations meet that need.

Donors will receive a mini physical to check their pulse, blood pressure, body temperature and hemoglobin

People should have a light meal and plenty to drink before they give blood.

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GENERAL

Watch Your Step

by Jim Breen

jimb_news@lwsb.com

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the Mutual 9 household of Michelle Potter. She was surprised, then annoyed, after being contacted on three separate occasions with the “Windows” and “medical kit” scams. The first contact was from a representative of “Windows.” The male caller calmly told Ms. Potter that he would withdraw $1,5000 from her bank within two days because her computer contract expired.

“But I don’t even have a computer,” she answered.

“OK,well, guess I’ll just have to take you off our list,” he said.

In a second call, she was told that her account would be closed because the company is going out of business.

Once Ms.Potter repeated that she had no computer, the scammer hung up immediately.

The third and final scam attempt came when caller said that her “medical kit”is ready to be sent. But almost immediately, a message popped on her screen with an ominous one-word warning:

“FRAUD”—It was the final scam attempt, and she hopes it was the last.

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A resident got a letter from another Publishers Clearing House (PCH) imitator informing her that her name was added to the “final winner selection list.”

Enclosed was an “official entry validation form” that looks like a check for $6,000 made out in the LWer’s name. The real Publishers Clearing House’s sweepstakes held three separate giveaways this month in its “Search and Win” contest. Winners, however, got only $10 and $15.

The odds at winning the “mega” prizes, like large lump sum or $5,000 a week for life, are extremely long. For more information on PCH contests, go to www.pch.com. The Better Business Bureau’s helpful website is www.bbb.org/scam/tracker.

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A Mutual 15 resident called to suggest that her LW neighbors would do themselves and others well be by alerting Security immediately if they observe anything “unusual’ in the community. The resident saw a man new to the neighborhood repeatedly riding around her mutual.

The number to call is 594-4754.

Have you been the victim of a scam attempt? Send details to Jim Breen at the email address above or call 431-6586, ext. 387.

LW Auxiliary fashion show was a successful fund raiser

The 36th annual Fashion Show presented was a successful fund raiser for the American Legion Auxiliary’s nursing scholarship program.

The ladies modeled fashions from from Carol‘s Boutique of Seal Beach. Over 200 guests attended.

Guest Norma Brendel Gibbs described the early days of Leisure World.

Golden West College Foundation Director Bruce Berman discussed the school’s nursing program and how veterans benefit from the scholarships that are partially funded by the Auxiliary.

Sea Cadets from the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station served as escorts.

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The Auxiliary’s next endeavor will be for the Military Child’s Appreciation banquet on Saturday, April 7, at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.

Members will provide desserts with the theme of “A Day at the Zoo.”

Creative bakers will be directed by Jean Sudbeck and Sally Fowler of the Auxiliary.

There is a District 29 meeting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 8, at the Anaheim VFW, 805 East Sycamore.

A Unit 327 board meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

A general meeting with the initiation of new members is set for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in Clubhouse 4.

People will make poppies from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6.

The poppies will be distributed in May during National Poppy Month at local stores.

WWII vet honored for service

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher recently visited Mutual 8 resident John D’Angelo, 94, to present the WWII Army Air Corps veteran with an American flag that was flown over the nation’s Capitol Building. Congressman Rohrabacher shared stories with D’Angelo about his father’s service in the U.S. Marine Corps in WWII and later during the Vietnam War.

The visit was a coordinated effort by Reliable Hospice Care, the Congressman’s office and American Legion Post 327 in Leisure World, of which D’Angelo is a member.

In WWII, D’Angelo served in the Army Air Corps as a photographer on the B-24 “Liberators.” He took photos as bombs were being dropped in the Pacific and Europe.

D’Angelo, who was accompanied by his daughter Linda,was presented with an Air Corps lapel pin by Lee Esslinger in the presence of Congressman Rohrbacher.

After the pinning ceremony, all the guests enjoyed refreshments and some of D’Angelo’s war stories.

CAP meets tomorrow

Children-A-Priority (CAP) will meet tomorrow, Thursday, April 5, in Clubhouse 4. A catered lunch will be available for $10. Guests should arrive by 11:45; lunch will be served at noon.

Guest speaker will be Cathie Merz, Community/Government editor at the LW Weekly.

A 35-year veteran of the paper, Merz will talk about how LW Weekly is put together each week.

For tickets or more information, call Maria Swift at 493-1924 or Fay Cummings at 493-1143.

All are welcome to attend.  CAP is looking for new members and guests to make suggestions that will help continue the tradition of supporting the organizations that help underprivileged and at-risk youth.

CalRTA holds luncheon meeting April 6

The California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) will meet at noon on Friday, April 6, in Clubhouse 2. Reservations, $15, are required for the lunch and program.  They can be made at the door or by calling Sue Grimsley at 431-3083.

A lunch of salad, spaghetti, meatballs and Italian cookies will be provided by Santa Fe Importers.

After a business meeting, William and Linda Quemada will present a program about heir trip to Europe last summer.

Senior Patriots for Peace

Dr. Donald Schwartz, professor emeritus of History at Cal State Long Beach, will discuss the history of guns in America when Senior Patriots for Peace (SPP) meets at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in Clubhouse 4.

Dr. Schwartz will address the debate on the right to bear arms from the viewpoint of history. A question-and-answer session will follow his talk.

All are invited to attend.

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PERSPECTIVES

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Seniors benefit from $1 million hike in funds for OAA program

By Les H. Cohen, Mutual 15

Legislative Advocate Emeritus

According to a report from the Justice in Aging The Older Americans Act (OAA) program has received a $ 1 million increase, the first in many years.

Residents may recall that the OAA programs provide local services and assistance to help seniors live with independence and dignity in their own homes and communities.

The services save lives, preserves families and

reduce demand for more costly hospital and institutional care paid for by Medicare and medicaid.

However, funding for the OAA has not kept pace with inflation or population growth and eligible seniors face waiting periods for some services in most states. The OAA bill provides the following funding increases for key OAA programs such as supportive services and senior centers,congregate meals, home delivered meals and preventive health.

For the complete list of programs go to www.ncpssm.org/publicpolicy/medicare/documents/articleID/1782/ … 3/27/2018

All elder organizations are very pleased with the funding increases contained in HR 1625 signed by the President in March and hope to build on that next year.

Credits & Kudos

Credits & Kudos must include the writer’s name and mutual, and will be edited for brevity. Mention of a business or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the LW News or Golden Rain Foundation.

Frank and Joan Shramek send a big thank you to the Golden Age Board for the generous gift upon Frank’s retirement. It was the first time Joan has seen him totally surprised and unable to say anything. It meant a lot to him.

Letter to the Editor

Editor:

It’s really sad that this has to be mentioned, but the inconsiderate behavior of some fellow Leisure Worlders at the car wash requires this to be said.

Car Wash Courtesy 101

• Be aware of the close proximity of others nearby.

• Enter an empty washing station cautiously and slowly.

• Greet those nearby with a smile.

• Be aware of wind direction and conditions.

• Try and prevent getting others from getting wet with your actions. Using the garden hose instead of the pressure washer lessens the over-spray to others.

• Using the garden hose is easier on your vehicles painted surface then the pressure washer.

• If using the pressure washer is necessary, be aware of where it’s pointed at all times and keep the wand close (within six inches) to your vehicle to lessen the over-spray.

• When vehicle washing is completed, roll up and secure the garden hose and/or the pressure washer hose.

• Slowly back out of the washing station, being aware of those around.

Ron Belben

Mutual 2

Remember When

Editor’s note: Remember When is presented by the Leisure World Historical Society. Help make history live, tell your story, donate memorabilia, join the Historical Society. For more information, call Linda Johnson, vice president, at 493-9898 or visit the LW Museum in Clubhouse 1 from 2-4 p.m., Thursdays.

March 23, 1978 – It was announced that condominiums would be built on five acres of Hellman property that was acquired by the Golden Rain Foundation in 1977. After an extensive study by the Ad Hoc Land Use Committee, the decision to build condominiums was reached, and Mutual 17 was born.

March 24, 1988 – A picture in the News was captioned “The First Shovelful.” According to the story, ground was broken for the long discussed LW administration building. With an elevator and handicapped parking, the building was planned for easy access for residents.

March 19, 1998 – Work continued on the new Health Care Center. A photo on Page 1 of The News showed roof beams being put in place. It would take another six months to complete the facility.

JUST A COMMENT: The Leisure World Historical Society Museum is open from 2-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information,go to www.lwhistory.org.

Setting It Straight

The Hebrew word for blood is not “tsav,” as reported in at Beit HaLev story the March 22 issue of the LW Weekly. “Tsav” means command; the Hebrew word for blood is “dam.”

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Publications Manager.

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to the Golden Rain News by email (preferred), regular mail, deposited in a white GRF drop box, or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments, and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Foundation employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published. Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Publications Manager.

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to the Golden Rain News by email (preferred), regular mail, deposited in a white GRF drop box, or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments, and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Foundation employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published. Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Publications Manager.

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to the Golden Rain News by email (preferred), regular mail, deposited in a white GRF drop box, or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments, and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Foundation employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published.

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Editor Cathie Merz to speak today

Children-A-Priority (CAP) will meet tomorrow, Thursday, April 5, in Clubhouse 4. A catered lunch will be available for $10. Guests should arrive by 11:45; lunch will be served at noon.

Guest speaker will be Cathie Merz, Community/Government editor at the LW Weekly.

A 35-year veteran of the paper, Merz will talk about how LW Weekly is put together each week.

For tickets or more information, call Maria Swift at 493-1924 or Fay Cummings at 493-1143.

All are welcome to attend.  CAP is looking for new members and guests to make suggestions that will help continue the tradition of supporting the organizations that help underprivileged and at-risk youth.

calrta

Meeting will be at noon on Friday

The California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) will meet at noon on Friday, April 6, in Clubhouse 2. Reservations, $15, are required for the lunch and program.  They can be made at the door or by calling Sue Grimsley at 431-3083.

A lunch of salad, spaghetti, meatballs and Italian cookies will be provided by Santa Fe Importers.

After a business meeting, William and Linda Quemada will present a program about their trip to Europe last summer.

Senior Patriots

Dr. Donald Schwartz, professor emeritus of History at Cal State Long Beach, will discuss the history of guns in American when Senior Patriots for Peace (SPP) meets at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in Clubhouse 4.

Dr. Schwartz will address the debate on the right to bear arms from the viewpoint of history. A question-and-answer session will follow his talk.

All are invited to attend.

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GOVERNMENT

GRF Board Executive Session

12 p.m. April 6, 2018

Administration Conference Room

NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935

A. Call to Order – President Stone

B. Roll Call

C. Legal

D. Contracts

E. Member Disciplinary Actions

F. Personnel

G. Adjournment

“Agenda is Subject to Change”

GRF Committee Meetings

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. Conference Room B is located downstairs in Building 5. The Administration Conference Room is upstairs in the Administration Building. The following is a tentative schedule of meetings on the Golden Rain Foundation master calendar, maintained by Administration:

Thursday, April 5 Mutual Administration Committee (special)

Administration 1:30 p.m.

Friday, April 6 GRF Board Executive Session

Administration Noon

Monday, April 9 Architectural Design Review Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 10 Finance Committee (special)

Administration 10 a.m.

Tuesday, April 10 Mutual Administration Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 10 Renumbering Subcommittee

Administration 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11 ADRC/Recreation Committees (special)

Clubhouse 2 9 a.m.

Wednesday, April 11 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 12 Communications Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, April 13 Executive Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, April 16 Finance Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Tuesday, April 17 Executive Committee (special)

Administration 10 a.m.

Friday, April 20 Roundtable with GRF/Mutuals

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, April 20 Renumbering Subcommittee

Administration 3 p.m.

Monday, April 23 Video Subcommittee

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25 Town Hall Meeting -Aquatic Center

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Friday, April 27 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Schedule of Mutual Meetings

Mutual meetings are listed below. Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards as follows:

Thursday, April 5 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.

Friday, April 6 Mutual Emergency Preparedness Council

Conference Room B 10 a.m.

Monday, April 9 Mutual 9

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 11 Mutual 4

Administration 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, April 12 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, April 13 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Monday, April 16 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, April 16 Mutual 10 (special)

Conference Room B 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17 Mutual 14

Administration canceled

Wednesday April 18 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, April 18 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 19 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, April 19 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 3, Room 9 1:30 p.m.

Monday, April 23 Mutual 8

Administration 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, April 26 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, April 27 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

LW REPUBLICAN Club

Rep. Rohrabacher will be guest speaker April 7

The Leisure World Republican Club will have a special meeting on April 7, with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher as a guest speaker.  The meeting will take place in Clubhouse 2, at 10 a.m.

The congressman will provide a capital report, which will include the economy, foreign affairs and other issues that Californians will find informative.  The meeting is open only to Leisure World residents.

A native of California, Rep. Rohrabacher graduated from Palos Verdes High School, obtained his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, and his master’s degree in American studies from the University of Southern California.

In the 1970s, Rohrabacher worked as a journalist covering major stories for City New Service and Radio News West, and as an editorial writer for the Orange County Register.

Following his career in journalism, Rep. Rohrabacher joined President Ronald Reagan’s campaign as an assistant press secretary and following Reagan’s victory, served him as a senior speech writer and special assistant.

In 1988, he left the White House to run for a seat in the House of Representatives and was elected to the 101st Congress.

Rep. Rohrabacher is a member of the House Committees on Science, Space, and Technology and Foreign Affairs, and chairs the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats.  In his capacity on those committees, he has been a fierce advocate for human rights and a fervent supporter of the nation’s space programs.

Among his top legislative priorities are protection of small inventors from theft of their intellectual property and implementation of states’ rights in marijuana policy. He believes that states, not the federal government, should make decisions regarding the criminalization of marijuana use.

LW Democratic Club

President participated in endorsement of candidates

by Laura Wilson

LW contributor

On March 26 the Democratic Central Committee endorsed five more candidates that will appear on Leisure World Primary election ballots June 5.

Leisure World Democratic Club President Mary Larson voted in the election, and wholeheartedly recommends the following candidates: Brandon Perkins for the Board of Supervisors, Brett Murdock for District Attorney, Duke Nguyen for Sheriff, David Boyd for the Board of Education and Nathaniel Epstein for assessor. Endorsements for state and federal offices were made at the Democratic Convention in February. A primary ballot guide can be found on the Club website at https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/

Leisure World residents can look forward to learning more about these newly-endorsed individuals at the club’s candidate’s Forum scheduled Wednesday, April 18, at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Attorney Brandon Love, the club’s favorite resource on Orange County politics, will moderate. Watch for more information on this event in future issues of LW Weekly.

Interested in joining others to reach out to potential voters in Leisure World? Call Laura Wilson at 760-6660 or email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com for information or to sign up to walk and/or do phone calls.

Are you registered to vote? The club is staffing a voter registration table on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in front of the Leisure World Library from 1-3- p.m. In addition to registering to vote, residents can change their ballots to vote by mail in the June 5 Primary election and/or change their party affiliation. Next opportunity will be on April 11.

Information about club membership can be found on the website https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/, by calling Membership Chair Rachael Lehmberg at 340-9816, by email to lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com or by attending the next membership meeting on April 18 at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

GRF

Payment boxes collected daily

Located throughout the community are light tan-colored payment boxes provided as a convenient method of dropping off monthly assessment payments as well as utility payments for Edison, Verizon, Frontier and Spectrum without having to use a postage stamp.

GRF has established strict procedures relating to the collection and delivery of payments deposited in these payment boxes. Payments are collected daily Monday-Friday from all boxes, and the higher volume boxes have several daily collections. Sealed payments are delivered to the Finance Office where they are sorted and mailed in parcels as batches to their respective payment processing centers.

Monthly assessment payments are forwarded to the Lockbox Payment Processing Center via UPS and contain a tracking number used to confirm the package was delivered.

Be sure to include your name and address on the outside of all payment envelopes deposited in the light tan-colored payment boxes. Doing so allows staff to add an additional step of tracking and recording payments before they are forwarded to their respective payment processing centers. Failure to place your name and address on the payment envelopes will make it difficult for staff to track a payment once it leaves the Finance Office.

Please note that you must use postage stamps on all mail deposited in the blue US postal boxes. Further, it is always a good practice to place your return address on all US mail in the event the postmaster is unable to deliver your mail.

— The Finance Office

Mutual 11

Town Hall slated to meet candidates

Mutual 11 will host a Town Hall meeting to introduce candidates running for the Mutual 11 Board of Directors on Monday, April 9, from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.

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Mutual 11 will have an agenda meeting on Tuesday, April 10, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Physical Property Conference Room on the second floor of Building 5.

Mutual election cycle begins; directors needed

The community unity displayed in Leisure World, Seal Beach, is a direct result of all the unpaid volunteer Board members duly elected to serve their mutual and the shareholders over many years. What better way to create and sustain a community such as Leisure World then by volunteering time towards the governance of this incredible lifestyle shareholders enjoy?

This community was founded on the premise that the Mutual Boards and the elected board directors would set into operation the day-to-day business of each mutual corporation. Directors address the issues of most importance to their electorate, that is, the shareholders. Board directors find solutions to existing problems, large and small. This is not an easy job. It takes time, effort and a willingness to unselfishly donate a portion of a person’s everyday life to the community in which they live.

Leisure World Seal Beach is full of highly qualified shareholders who have so much expertise to offer, such as knowledge of construction, plumbing and accounting. New ideas and perspectives are always needed and that means volunteers are needed. Please consider becoming a candidate for a director’s position on your mutual’s board of directors.

The schedule below indicates each mutual’s annual meeting date and election. Note the deadlines to apply for candidacy. If you are interested or have any questions relating to becoming a candidate for election to your Mutual’s Board of Directors contact the Stock Transfer Office at 431-6586, ext. 346.

Updated by Courtney Knapp, elections specialist

How to be candidate for Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors, even-numbered Mutuals only

The campaign cycle for the GRF Board of Directors will begin soon. During 2018, the Board seats representing the even-numbered Mutuals are up for election. During odd-numbered years, the Board seats representing odd-numbered Mutuals are up for election.

Any member in good standing is eligible to be a candidate for the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors representing their even-numbered Mutual. A member in good standing is defined by the GRF By-laws as a Mutual shareholder/owner who is no more than 30 days in arrears of their carrying charge, or in arrears of any fines or fees.

Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by their Mutual’s Nominating Committee or Board of Directors.

“Application for Candidacy” forms are available in the Stock Transfer Office in the Administration Building. Candidates who are self-nominated must complete an “Application for Candidacy” before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6.

Candidates who are nominated by their Mutual’s Nominating Committee or Board of Directors will have their names submitted to Stock Transfer by the Mutual’s Secretary. Upon receipt of any submitted names, the GRF Board Office will contact each candidate and arrange for them to confirm their candidacy by receiving and completing an “Application for Candidacy” and candidate instructions.

In accordance with Policy 5025-30, Election Procedures, each candidate shall submit a statement, or resume, of 300 words or less, single sided, to the Stock Transfer Office. Statements shall be written in compliance with the election rules, e.g., contain the background, qualifications and platform of the candidate, and shall not contain any disparaging or defamatory content.

When turning in the Application for Candidacy, Eligibility Disclaimer, and Statement, members must show their current Leisure World photo I.D. Candidates will receive a receipt when turning in their application materials.

Article VI, Election of Directors, Section 1, Qualifications, of the GRF By-Laws sets forth that Directors of the GRF Board of Directors shall not be qualified to serve on the Board if they are a member, officer or director of various organizations, entities or governmental bodies. Examples include a Director of a Mutual Corporation, member of a City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, etc. Further, to avoid any potential conflict of interest, no member of the GRF Board of Directors or their spouse may be employed by the Foundation. GRF Board candidates shall sign an Eligibility Disclaimer stating that they are eligible to serve as a Director.

Candidates who complete a timely Application for Candidacy (or are nominated by a Mutual’s nominating committee or Board) will be listed on the Secret Mail-in Ballot. Ballot packets containing the Secret Mail-in Ballot, postage-paid envelopes, balloting instructions, and deadlines will be mailed to each household in the odd-numbered Mutuals on Thursday, May 3.

The GRF By-Laws have no provisions for write-in candidates on the ballots or for nominations from the floor.

For further information on being a candidate for the GRF Board, call 431-6586, ext. 346, for the Stock Transfer Office or ext. 303, for the Board of Directors Office.

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RELIGION

Redeemer Lutheran

Rev. Lynda Elmer will preach on the theme “From Doubt to Faith” Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

The choir will sing “Alleluia, Jesus is Risen.”

Altar flowers are from Margaret Deaton in honor of her family, daughter Pasty and granddaughters Tiffany and Sherry.

Maria Swift organizes the ushers.

The 10:30 a.m. service will include the dedication of food gifts donated to assist those in need in Orange County. A coffee follows the service in Fellowship Hall.

A Grief Support Group, led by David Berg, meets in the conference room at 10 a.m. Fridays.

The Interfaith Council meets Tuesday, April 10, at 4 p.m. in the conference room.

The Wednesday Bible class that meets at 10:30 a.m. weekly Fellowship Hall is beginning a new study. All are welcome.

For more information on church activities, visit the congregation’s website at www.redeemerlutheransealbeach.com.

The Respite Center offers adult day care on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information or to volunteer, call 596-1209.

Christian Women’s Fellowship

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 9, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. “Women of the Bible” is the topic. All are welcome on the second and fourth Mondays. For more information, call 431-0597 or 594-8100.

Assembly of God

Pastor Sam Pawlak of Assembly of God Church will continue the series “Who Is This Man Called Jesus?” Sunday, with the message, “The Defending Christ.”

Each message in the series is interspersed with worship songs led by Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger.

The service is held at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on Sundays.

The offertory by the organist and pianist will be “Jesus is Coming Again.”

Prayer meetings are held 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sundays.

At 6 p.m., Cliff Vanderwal, who has a ministry in Compton, will share his talent through music at the hymn sing in Clubhouse 3.

All are invited to join others from various congregations. People select hyms to sing and Dan Ballinger then leads the group.

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A Bible study in Second Corinthians will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

Workbooks are $2.

The monthly Romeo and Juliets group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Denny’s that day for lunch and fellowship.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom services will be held at 7p.m. tomorrow, Friday in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

On Saturday, a matzah cracker and cream cheese breakfast is planned at 9 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 lobby.

It will be followed by Shabbat services, including Yizkor from 9:30-noon. A dairy/potluck Kosher meal for Passover lunch and study will be from noon-about 1:15 p.m.

The walking group leaves Clubhouse 3 (in front of the lobby) at 6:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Festival of Bargains rummage sale is set for Thursday, April 12. Donations and volunteers are needed.

The Short Story Book Club meets at the home of Mort and Helene Goldberg at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17.

The group will read the story “The Matron.” For more information and directions call 430-7743.

To provide a ride to services, or to get one, call Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.

Spiritual Living Center

Rev. Josh Reeves will give the message at the 9 and 11 a.m. services at the Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, 500 Marina Drive, Seal Beach.

Practitioners are available Sundays for a short spiritual mind treatment for those in need.

LW Baptist Church

Bob Simons will lead the Sunday School session for the Leisure World Baptist Church at 8:40 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Friends gather for coffee and conversation at 9:20 a.m., followed by the church service at 9:45.

The congregation will sing the call to worship with “Yesterday, Today, Forever.”

The choir selection will be “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be.”

Congregational hymns will include “Christ the Lord is Risen today,” “Until Then” and “Face to Face.”

Soloist Darlene Harris will sing “More Like Jesus,” a hymn written by Yvonne Leon, the church pianist.

Leon will provide the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s message from Hebrews 12:15-25 will be “Jesus Offers God’s Grace.”

Members of the church family will be available in the prayer room following the morning service.

The Energizers meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Roy and Joi Christians will discuss their work in the middle east countries.

For more information, call 430-2920.

Community Church

Community Church likes to reach out to Leisure World with studies that benefit residents from all faiths and backgrounds.

Pastor Don Roe is offering a one-time session “Think Thru” session on “Understanding Loneliness” from 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 10, in the Fireside Room. There is no cost for this class.

Loneliness is a reality for many seniors. Pastor Roe will engage the group in an interactive exchange to explore a healthy approach to facing loneliness. Everyone is invited to attend.

On Sunday, April 8, Pastor Roe will preach the sermon, “A God of Redemption.”

The Scripture lesson is 2 Chronicles 26:1-21. Serving as lay liturgist will be Mary Maness.

Worship services are at 9:50 a.m., followed by refreshments and coffee in Edgar Hall.

First Christian Church

Passion Week was a deeply moving experience for the congregants of First Christian Church last week. It began with a beautiful Maundy Thursday Communion service, ending with the Resurrection Day message.

Church elder Jack Frost will teach Bible study from book of Genesis at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

At 9:30 a.m. the hospitality room opens for fellowship and light refreshments, with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski hosting.

Pastor Bruce Humes will begin the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture. Margaret Humes will lead the congregation in the hymns “A Shelter in the Time of Storm,” “It Is Well With My Soul” and “Bless the Lord.”

The Communion hymn will be “I Will Praise Him.”

The church choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “He Lives.”

Pastor Phil O’Malley will present the Communion meditation and service.

For the offertory, Pat Kogok will sing, “I Need Thee Every Hour.”

Jerry Tester will sing “The Haven of Rest” followed by Ragole who will read Matthew 8:23-27.

Pastor Gene’ Cherryholmes’ message will be “Peace, Be Still,” from Matthew 8:18-34.

Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies during the week are held on Tuesdays with Pastor Humes and on Thursdays with Pastor Cherryholmes, both beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The Calvary Chapel Bible study group meets in the chapel on Thursdays at 6 p.m. with Pastor Phil O’Malley.

Hearing enhancements are available at all church functions. Call the church office Mondays or Fridays between 9-11 a.m. for information.

Salvation Army Home League

Pastor Rolland Coburn will be the speaker for the Home League of the Salvation Army at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in Clubhouse 4.

The Leisure World Baptist Church pastor will deliver a message centered on the Bible. He will be accompanied by members of his congregation. Greeters will be Paul Standhut and Verlene Thompson.

Hostesses will be Ann Hause and Charlotte Jager-Hudson.

LW Korean Community Church

The joint Easter morning service of Leisuire World’s Korean churches was held on Easter Sunday, April 1, at Leisure World Korean Community Church (LWKCC).

It was directed by Jang Young Yong, LWKCC pastor.

To celebrate Easter with Korean brothers and sisters who live in the community, the Korean churches joined as one with a gathering of pastors representing them.

They included Sarang Church, Gyo Min So; Cornerstone Church, Sung Il Kang; LW Korean Church, Myung Hoon Chu; Peace Church, Sam Do Kim; and LWKCC Pastor Jang Young Yong.

Pastor Jung Geun Lee, the elder pastor of Union Church, preached a sermon. A special joint choir, organized by Sarang, Cornerstone and LWKCC, sang a beautiful anthem.After the service, friends and members of the various congregations met for fellowship and to celebrate Easter.

St. Theodore Episcopal Church

St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church holds a Sunday worship service in the sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 13564 St. Andrews Drive.

The Second  Sunday of Easter will be celebrated this week.

The service of Holy Communion Rite II begins at 12:15 p.m., with Rev. Reese Riley as the celebrant. A coffee hour will follow the service and all are welcome.

On Wednesday, April 11, the service of Holy Communion Rite One will be held at 11 a.m. in the chapel at 1240 Oakmont Road, 52-B.

Rev. Lisa Rotchford will be the celebrant.

St. Theodore’s Church can be contacted at 430-8619.

Holy Family Catholic

The Second Sunday of Easter or Sunday of Divine Mercy will be celebrated this week at Holy Family Church, 13900 Church Place in Leisure World.

Sunday readings:

First Reading Acts 4:32-35; Responsorial Psalm: 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24; Second Eeading: First John 5:1-6; Alleluia, John 20-29; Corinthians 5-7B-8 and Gospel: John 20: 19-31.

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The Anointing of the Sick Mass is scheduled on Saturday, April 14, at 8:30 a.m.

It can be received by people who will have major surgery, the chronically ill and elderly.

The church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m. on Saturday; and daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday-Saturday.

Confessions are heard on Saturdays, Holy Days from 4-4:45 p.m., and first Fridays, 9:15 a.m.

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A Bible study group is held from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays. People can join at any time at the Parish rectory.

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The Women and Men of Grace prayer group meets Wednesdays from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the parish rectory. All are welcome.

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The Rosary and Divine Mercy is said every Monday and Thursday at 3 p.m. in church.

For more information about present and upcoming activities as well as material to read, including the weekly church bulletin, visit the parish website at www.holyfamilysb.com.

Beit Ha-Lev

Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater of Beit-HaLev will resume regular “Shabbat Shalom LIVE!” services at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, and 10:30 a.m., Saturday.

The Saturday service can be accessed on Livestream.com/Galityomtov and Facebook.com/galityomtov and are recorded.

Tomorrow, Friday, is the last day of Passover. The reading is from Exodus, 13:17-15:26. The reading for Saturday is from Deuteronomy 14:22- 16:17.

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Beit HaLev classes resume at 2 p.m. on May 2 with beginning Hebrew in Rabbi Levy-Slater’s office. The complete class schedule will be announced at the end of April, and new classes may be added. Rabbi Levy-Slater is open to suggestions for classes.

Beginning, intermediate and advanced Hebrew are available.

Suggestions for other classes include Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) and Introduction to Judaism. For more information on classes and home Erev Shabbat services, call 715-0888 or 439-2680.

Faith Christian Assembly

Life brings challenges that can seem overwhelming.

At Faith Christian Assembly, those challenges do not have to be navigated alone.

At the close of each 10:30 a.m. service, there are members who are ready to pray for people facing troubles and trials.

James 5:13-14 tells us, “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.”

The Faith Fellowship Group meets at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Garden Room; midweek Bible study is taught at 7 p.m. by Pastor Sheri Leming in the Garden Room.

For a free newsletter and more information, call 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.

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SPORTS & GAMES

Women’s Golf Club

Gals play for low gross, net, chip-ins

A full field of 50 members of the Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, low net and chip-ins last week on a sunny day at the local course.

Flight winners:

A: Low gross: Marilyn Hewitt, 27. Low net: Tie between Linda Herman and Soo Choi, 26. Chip ins/hole: Marilyn Hewitt, 8; Hae Lee, 8; Bert Thompson, 3.

B: Low gross: Young Yoon, 30. Low net: Anne Walshe, 24. Chip- ins/hole: Young Yoon, 9; Sun Lee, 8,

C: Low gross: Liz Meripo, 33. Low net: Tie between Chris Cisneros and Melinda Lee, 23. Chip-ins/hole:  Neva Senske, 8; Jean Cose, 7.

D: Low gross: Sharon Van Otterloo, 37. Low net: Bertha Barragan, 25. Chip-ins/hole: Dorothy Favre, 4.

– Mary Ann Moore

Cards and Games Scoreboard

Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners from March 31: Joan Taylor, 12,470; Julia Troise, 11,790; Richard Van Wasshnova, 11,420; Tony Dodero, 10,740. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peggy Kaspar at 799-0433.

–Bert Sellers

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Friendly Pinochle Club winners March 29: Charlie Miller, 12,470; Jim Kaspar, 12,110; Jim Dix, 11,870; Jerry Hore, 11,450. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For  more information, call (310) 968-9509.

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Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club Winners in the game on March 29, were: N/S: First in Strat A with a 74.04 percent game: Bill Linskey-Gary Paugh; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Russ Gray-Fred Reker; third in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Tim Cole-Laura White; fourth in Strat A, this in Strat B: Winnie Warga-John Hagman; fifth in Strat A: Bob Mault-Nancy Kasabali; sixth in Strat A, fourth in Strat B: Judy Carter-Johnson-Gene Yaffee; second in Strat C: Ron Yaffee-Richard Norris. E/W: First in Strat A and B: Tybie Becker-Nancy Lichter; second in Strat A: Marilyn McClintock-Jeanette Estill; tied for third in Strat A: Judy Jones-Al Appel and Cookie Pham-Monica Gettis (second in Strat B, first in Strat C); fifth in Strat A: Linda and Dick Stein; sixth in Strat A, third in Strat B: Ellen Kice-Dorothy Favre; fourth in Strat B, second in Strat C: Thuan Gwynn-Harshad Vora. Overall winners in a 17-table game on March 26 were: First in Strat A: Ted Cooper-Arne Lier; second in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Gary Paugh; third in Strat A: Janet Wagner-Carol Murakoshi; fourth in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Thad Mikols; fifth in Strat A: Linda and Dick Stein; sixth in Strat A, first in Strat B: Eileen Kotecki-Jeanette Estill; second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Sylvia Kaprelyan-Russ Gary; third in Strat B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; fourth in Strat B: Lynn Danielson-Chie Wickham; fifth in Strat B: Judy Carter-Johnson-Rob Preece; sixth in Strat B: Linda Renkus-Alan Olschwang; second in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Ellen Kice; third in Strat C: Sue Boswell-Harshad Vora. Games are played Monday and Thursday afternoons beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservation and pay playing fees. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698, for Thursdays call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. With a maximum of 18 tables available, players without reservations should arrive by noon and check in with the director of the day; they will be accommodated on a first come first served basis if there is space. Players needing a partner should arrive by noon and check with the club manager; every effort will be made to find a partner. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call 481-7368 between noon and 1 p.m. Reservations are now being taken for the luncheon and game on Thursday, April 12. The luncheon is free, but you must pay your bridge fees at time of sign-up. Don’t be left out! Sign-up early as there is a limit of 18 tables.

– Gene Yaffee

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Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners March 31: N/S: Fred Reker-Sibyl Smith; Alan Olschwang-Linda Nye; Jack Dampman-George Koehm. E/W: Judy Jones-Al Appel; Oliver Yildiz-Hanefi Erten; Paul Chen-Shirley Chang; Mark Singer-Russ Gray. March 30: N/S: Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Betty Jackson- Diane Sachs; Ernest and Ylia Ross. E/W: Joyce Henderson-Alan Olschwang; Judy Carter-Johnson-Mark Singer; Paul Chen-Cookie Phan. The club meets Fridays and Saturdays at 12:15 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For information on how to play or join, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. The next special event is Friday, April 20, spring pizza.

– Fred Reker

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Fun Time Pinochle Club winners April 2: Peg Kaspar, 11,340; Sal La Scala, 11,060; Joan Taylor, 9,650; Jerry Hore, 9,340. The club meets from noon-4 p.m., Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416.

– Joan Taylor

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Monday Bridge Club winners April 2: Nancy Meader, Sheila Hanley and Carl Kulzer. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. Bridge players are invited and should arrive between 11:45-noon, with or without a partner. For more information, call Mary Nell Clark, 296-8570.

Bowling Club

Two-team race is shaping up in league standings

A two-team race to the finish developed in Bowling League play last week when the Spares Are Good won three games from We Can Do It Too. The sweep enabled the winning team to gain two games on first place Very Striking in the league standings.

We Can Do It Too won game one with Shirley Dohrman bowling a 183, but Spares Are Good came back to win the next two as Danny Bigelow had 200 and 214 games.

Although Spares Are Good is 7-1/2 games back in the standings there is a make up series against OSIMA. In that match-up, Spares Are Good put up big scores.

Now they play a solid Very Striking team over the next two weeks. One is a regularly scheduled game and the other, because its position week on the final day of bowling.

 Very Striking salvaged one win against Friendly Foes coming from behind in game three .Ron Marcus struck in the ninth and 10th frames.

  Three won three games from the Niners as Bill Lesher had a 542 series.

Linda Peters opened with a 189 to lead What Us Worry to three wins over It’s Who We Are.

– Dave Silva

Chess Club Puzzle

This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate.

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Chess partners are available in Leisure World when the LW Chess Club meets from 2-6:30 p.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Beginners are welcome for free lessons.

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Solution to this week’s puzzle: 8B. The white Pawn moves from c7 to c8B.  Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

shuffleboard club

Hot Shots face Patriots Friday in next match

The Shuffleboard Club held its annual Ham Shoot tournament on March 23 at the Clubhouse 1 courts.

The tournament is combination of shuffleboard proficiency, including touch, skill, and accuracy. It consists of six challenges that require the three abilities.

Highest score wins the round. A blind raffle is also held where each challenge winner’s starting position number wins the raffle.

Challenge winners were Carrie Kristner, Bill Hamilton, and Carol Johnson.

Raffle winners were Howard Bolten, Sal LaScala and Sally Fowler.

Next league game will be played tomorrow, Friday, when the Hot Shots play the Patriots at the Clubhouse 1 courts.

The Hot Shots in first place with 8-1/2 points, followed by the Puck Masters, sixth and the Patriots, 5-1/2 points. Play continues to very competitive.

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The next last Friday of the month luncheon will be held April 27 at Ruby’s Diner in Long Beach.

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New officers will be installed at the May 2 meeting. Doughnuts and coffee will be served.

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To join the club or try out the game, practices are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Fridays during the league season at the shuffleboard courts behind Clubhouse 1.

For more information, call Anita Giroud at 240-5375.

cribbage club

Henry, LaCascia notch perfect games

Karl Henry and Dave LaCasia won their first star with seven games of 121 and a perfect score of 847 in Cribbage Club play on March 27 in Clubhouse 1 courts.

Gary Greytak followed with an 840,followed by Peggy McKendrick, 839 and Jorge Moy, 831. Kathy Rose had six games of 121.

Members enjoyed a pre-Easter lunch of Arby’s and chips furnished by the club.

Pat Fellers celebrated her birthday and added an assortment of cookies and ice cream.

Pat and Margaret Smith served.

Members meet at noon on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1. There’s always room for new players. Play usually ends by 3:30.

Partners are not required. Players are requested to arrive by noon to be assured of a table.

To learn to play cribbage, call Patti Smith at 242-4674, and she will arrange for lessons for one hour before the games begin.

– Bobbie Straley

scrabble club

Spring could have sparked members’ play

by Maria Giegerich

LW contributor

Spring weather may have infused new energy into members of the Leisure World Scrabble Club.

Many high scores and a good number of “bingo” words (when all seven tiles are used in a single play) during March showed a burst of energy or skill or probably a combination of both.

Larry Edgar played two bingo words, “landing” and “toiling.” “Landing” earned him his 200th bingo.

Additionally, Edgar had five game scores over 350 points, including a high of 448. Running a close second was Sylvia Makus with bingo words “beanies” and “handles” and recorded scores of 379, 372 and 391.

Ruth Depuy played “annoyed” with a score of 373. Flo Thompson scored with “dollied,” gaining 384 and 376 points.

Charla Gae spelled “hellers” with a 351 score. Zoe Pickell played “meteors” and Marilyn Moody put up “strainer.”

With scores of 390 and 388, Flo Nesland was also in the winners’ column.

In one match between Larry Edgar and Marilyn Moody. Edgar led all the way until Moody’s final play when she earned 100 points and won the game.

A dozen or so others played well, had good scores and challenging games. While not noteworthy, the matches were enjoyable.

To share members’ enthusiasm for the game, stop by Clubhouse 3, Room 5 on Wednesdays. Play begins at 1 p.m.

McKusky does it all in Monday golf competition

Bill McKusky won the first flight with a 65, was closest to the pin on the seventh hole and had the fewest putts, 27, in Monday Golf group play last week on the local course.

Jim Dickerson was second with a 69, followed by Paul Cose and Sam Choi, tied at 71 and Jerry Hore and Bruce Anderson, tied for fifth at 72.

Choi sank two birdie putts and Gary Stivers had one.

Consistent Bob Munn turned in another second flight victory with a great 63 and had the fewest putts, 33. Marv Ballard was second place with an 83.

For more information and schedule, call McKusky at 277-2164.

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Community

Celebrando el Cinco de Mayo

The annual Cinco de Mayo event arrives in Leisure World on Saturday, May 5, with more reasons to come out and enjoy the Koffel’s Mexican food truck, with its famous virgin margaritas and a variety of Mexican and American food.

The fun starts at 5 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, as well as inside.

Entertainment at the 2018 festival will be provided by El Mariachi Espectacular, one of the most popular singing groups of the genre in Southern California. The group has performed at Disney California Adventure among other well-known venues.

Save the date and invite friends and family.

The first floor of the clubhouse will be closed to normal activities, including table tennis.

The second floor will remain open as normal.

SCHMOOZE CLUB

Rabbi Marcus and wife teach ‘Kabbalah on Aging’

“The Kabbalah on Aging” will be the subject of the program presented by Rabbi Shmuel Marcus at the Schmooze Club on Tuesday, April 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Refreshments and schmoozing (socializing) are at 10 a.m. followed by the program at 10:30. There is no cost to attend; donations are gratefully accepted. All Leisure Worlders are welcome to attend.

Although youth is sought by most Americans, the Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) has a surprising view on aging and its advantages. With stories from the Talmud and Kabbalah, Rabbi Marcus will bring out the beauty and power of aging and how to age like a fine wine.

Dynamic teacher and friend, Rabbi Marcus is a learned, engaging speaker and the rabbi of Chabad of Los Alamitos/Cypress. He and his wife, Bluma, are the editors of the “Kosher” magazine circulated to thousands of people and provide a Hebrew high school program. The rabbi is an author of children’s Jewish books and is also a composer and performer of contemporary Jewish music. He and his brother are known as “8th Day” and perform in Israel, New York, Australia and many other venues. Their popularity is soaring and their CDs are popular. It is an inspiring, uplifting and interesting experience to hear Rabbi Marcus teach.

The Schmooze Club is a friendly, welcoming group. The members like to make new friends, so join them for this program on April 10.

honda center

Outing to Stars on Ice planned

The Stars on Ice excursion that was so popular the last two years will be offered again this year to the first 54 shareholders/members who reserve tickets for the May 12 performance at the Honda Center. Accessible seating must be requested at the time of the reservation and is subject to availability. Those with mobility issues who are unable to navigate the venue without assistance will need to purchase an additional ticket for their caregiver or assistant.

Tickets $40 each, include bus fare.

Enjoy skating by 2018 Olympic Bronze Medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani and members of the USA Olympic Bronze Medal-winning team Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue direct from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Also skating will be Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, World Silver Medalist Ashley Wagner and U.S. Champions Jason Brown and Karen Chen.

As with all of GRF excursions, the trip will be contingent upon filling a bus, so respond soon if interested.

Ticket sales/reservations will be conducted at the GRF Recreation office between noon-4 p.m., weekdays.

For further information, contact Recreation at events@lwsb.com or call 431-6586, ext. 326.

MINIBUS

Orientation sessions held today

The Golden Rain Transportation Department will conduct informational meetings on using the Minibus service from 10-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. today, Thursday, April 5, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.

The sessions are for shareholders who want to learn about Minibus system routes and timetables and other transportation options available in Leisure World.

“Learn the Route,” previewing the “B” route, will follow the 10 a.m. session. The ride-along is limited to the first 17 participants and takes one hour.

Bus service orientations are held on the first Thursday of every month. For more information, call Fleet Manager Grant Winford at 431-6586, ext. 372.

Learn to play bingo April 13

A free class will be held on Friday, April 13, to teach people how to play bingo and learn more about the special games.  Everyone is welcome even those who know how to play.

There will be prizes and refreshments.

The doors will open at Clubhouse 1 at 6 p.m. and play begins at 6:30.

The class is sponsored by the New York Club, Gadabouts, St. Theresa Guild of Holy Family and the American Legion.

For more information, call Jean Sudbeck,  594-0209, or Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743.

GAF

Volunteer needed to staff Mobility Aids

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) Mobility Aids Program is in need of two volunteers who can be available on Monday or Tuesday to staff the Mobility Aids storeroom from 12:30-2:30 p.m. each week.

GAF Mobility Aids Program loans wheelchairs, transporter, deluxe walkers and lightweight walkers to Leisure World shareholders and other qualified residents. To continue the availability of the service Monday-Friday, GAF needs committed volunteers.

For more information or to volunteer, call Bruce Humes, 296-5834, or John Hlavac, 431-1257.

Community

Bingo returns Sunday, April 8

Bingo will be played Sunday, April 8, hosted by the Gadabouts.

Bingo games are played Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome.

Complimentary refreshments are served.

The New York Club hosts the first Sunday of the month; Gadabouts, second Sunday; St. Therese Guild of Holy Family Parish, third Sunday; and the American Legion the fourth and fifth Sundays.

GRF Recreation

Trip planned to ‘South Pacific’ matinee

The GRF Recreation Department will host a trip to the La Mirada Theater on April 28 at 2 p.m. for a matinee performance of the classic musical, “South Pacific.”

Although well known for its Rodgers & Hammerstein score, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Ha’i,” “There’s Nothin’ Like A Dame,” and “A Wonderful Guy,” “South Pacific” is also a deeply felt drama. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in a foreign culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949.

The tickets, $60, include bus fare. Seating is in the balcony. Upgraded orchestra seating and wheelchair accessible may be purchased at an additional cost.

To reserve seats, act quickly and be prepared to pay when making the reservation. All forms of payment are accepted.

Ticket sales/reservations will be conducted at the GRF Recreation office in Building 5, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., weekdays.

For further information, contact Cindy Maiden, at cindym@lwsb.com or call 431-6586, ext. 326.

Mother’s Day Brunch

The GRF Recreation Department will host a special brunch to honor Leisure World mothers on Saturday, May 12, in Clubhouse 4 at 11 a.m.

The elegant brunch will feature a gourmet egg and sausage strata, strawberry filled crepes, freshly baked pastries, and fresh fruit. Sparkling cider and orange juice will accompany the repast with infused water and coffee.

Classical harpist Peggy Skomal will entertain.

Now is the time to save the date and drop hints to family members who would like to treat mom. Mothers may want to treat daughters too, and both are welcome, so plan to attend the day before Mother’s Day.

Tickets are $22 and may be purchased by contacting Recreation at events@lwsb.com or by calling 431-6586, ext. 326.

MUTUAL 9

Multi-carport sale planned April 26

Mutual 9 will host a multi-carport sale on Thursday, April 26.

Contact Aileen Ackerman, 493-6774, for more information and reservations.

SUNSHINE CLUB

Speakers are lined up for April meetings

The Sunshine Club will meet tomorrow, April 6, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

Three speakers have been lined up for April.

Rick Paap, retired Seal Beach police officer, will be the guest on April 13; Keith Bague will cover deuterium depleted water and cell phone techniques for seniors on April 20; and Alice West, expert in de-cluttering, organizing and moving, will speak April 27.

The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation will be announced LW Weekly.

The club appreciates shareholders bringing their own coffee mugs to participate in the “Save the Earth” program. Arrive few minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m.

The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people to get along in the community and for neighbors to have better communications and to get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use available information.

The club has frequent guest speakers to familiarize shareholders with the community and others from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW.

The club meets from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (Room 4 on the first Friday).

There are no membership dues, and everyone in LW is welcome.

For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

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ARTS & LEISURE

Coin Club meets April 11

The Leisure World Coin Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

There will be a show-and-tell program by members.

The club will give a presentation on the hobby of coin collecting at Oak Middle School on April 19. The program includes American coin history and other numismatic highlights, illustrations and coin displays that include coins long eliminated from circulation and coins students have likely never seen before.

Each student is given a foreign coin at the end of the program.

The club appreciates and welcomes donations of surplus foreign coins left over from travels. Residents can give them to a member or drop them off at any meeting. The club meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

Learn how to use copper in jewelry

A copper class by Carol Levine will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, April 20, in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse 4.

The class will cover how to make jewelry by enameling copper and fusing a drawing on it.

People should sign up in advance to ensure adequate supplies are available.

The class is for beginners and advanced students. There is a limit of 10 people so each student can have more time with the instructor. The cost is $10 for supplies and instructions.

New Dance Club series to start

The Dance Club is presenting a new ballroom and social dance series. Classes are held on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C.

In April and May, beginning/intermediate salsa is taught from 7:15-8:15 p.m. and intermediate East Coast Swing is taught from 8:15-9:15 p.m. The cost is $6 per class or $10 for both classes. Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate.

For information, call dance instructor Jeremy Pierson at 999-1269.

He has 20-plus years of professional dance experience.

Glass fusion class is April 11

A glass fusion class will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday April 11, in the Lapidary Room at Clubhouse 4.

The class will cover how to make jewelry by fusing glass.

Come in and sign up so there will be adequate supplies.

The class is designed for beginners and advanced students.

Class size is limited to six people, so each student can have sufficient time with the instructor. The cost of the class is $10.

LW Dance Classes and Clubs

The following is a partial list of dance classes and clubs available in Leisure World:

•A Time to Dance Club by Joseph: Ballroom dance group lessons are held the second and third Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Waltz is taught at 11:45 a.m.; tango, 1-2:30 p.m.; $5 per session. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

•Ballet: A one-hour class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6, second floor. No experience is necessary. Men and women, including beginners, are welcome. Classes, $3, are taught by Mel Lockett. For more information, call Lynn R. Heath at 296-5588.

•Dance Club: Ballroom and Social dance classes are held Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C. In April and May, beginning/intermediate salsa is taught from 7:15-8:15 p.m., followed by intermediate East Coast Swing, from 8:15-9:15 p.m. The cost is $6 per class or $10 for both classes. Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate. For information, call Jeremy Pierson at 999-1269. He is the dance instructor with 20-plus years of professional dance experience.

The club sponsors tap dance classes on Thursdays at the Amphitheater stage. Beginner tap is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and advanced, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Joyce Basch, tap dancing since she was 9 years old, will teach rhythm tap and “the old soft shoe” dance steps. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. The cost is $5 per class. For more information, contact Joyce Basch, 598-1988 or joycebasch@verizon.net. Write “tap” in the subject line.

•Dancing Feet Club: Come for ballroom and line dancing in Clubhouse 2 on the fourth Sunday of the month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is free. Guests may bring drinks and snacks. There are 50/50 raffles. The club holds free line dance lessons and practices in Clubhouse 6 every Thursday from 7-9 p.m., and on the first, third and fifth Sundays from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223.

•Dancing for Fun: Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (first Tuesday is in Clubhouse 4), 4 and 5 p.m.; $6 per class; two classes, $5 each; extra help is available at 6 and 7 p.m., 446-0302.

•Flowering Step Line Dance: Free classes are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays and the third Tuesday of the month in Clubhouse 2. Young-Ah Ko is the instructor. For more information, call (310) 658-0379 or 296-8068.

•Fun Exercise Line Dance Club: Intermediate line dance meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C; membership, $10 a year. For information, call Suzanne Ahn, 810-1614.

•Grapevine Line Dance: Free line dance classes for all levels on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m., Clubhouse 6, Room C; more advanced dancers attend the Friday class (taught at a faster pace) from 1-3 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Newcomers need general knowledge of line dance and basic dance steps. For more information, inquire in classes.

•Hui O Hula: Beginners meet on Mondays from 10-11:15 a.m., upstairs in Clubhouse 6, followed by an intermediate and advanced class. The Tuesday class starts at 1:15 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. All levels are welcome. For more information, call 252-9676 or email jojo@huiohula.com.

•Joyful Line Dance Club: Get exercise and learn line dances from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Members dance to popular favorites for the first half-hour and then learn newer, mostly beginning, dances for the last hour. Instructor is Takako Mitchell. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: Rumba and gaucho tango with Argentine styling will be taught on Mondays in Clubhouse 6. Fox trot starts at 2 p.m.; salsa/mambo, at 3 p.m. Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call instructor Richard Sharrard at 434-6334.

•Leisure World Cloggers: Advanced and intermediate students meet at 8:30 a.m. and beginners at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays on the Amphitheater stage. For more information, call 598-9974.

•Leisure Whirlers Square and Round Dance Club:The club hosts a dance on the first Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The themed dances include a finger-food potluck, and singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $6 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682.

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Bolero is taught from 9-10 a.m.; nightclub two-step, from 10-11 a.m., on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1; Candi Davis; instructor. Dancers rotate. Sessions are $5.

•Suede Sole Dancers: The group meets at 6 p.m. on Sundays for a class upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Pat Erickson is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Velvetones Jazz Club Dance: The big band plays dance music at 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month in Clubhouse 4.

•Zumba Club: Stef Sullivan teaches the class with dance steps inspired by salsa, merengue, cha-cha, raggaeton, Cumbia, Bollywood, jazz, hip-hop and disco. Classes, $3, are held at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Classes are held in Clubhouse 6, except the Thursday class, which meets in Clubhouse 3.

Finbars Italian Kitchen Menu

Finbars Italian Kitchen will be in Clubhouse 1 every on April 9 and 23 to serve dinners that include the appetizer of the day, a green salad with a choice of dressings and three entrée options, ranging from $13-$15 (tax included). Dessert and soft drinks are available for an additional charge. Dinner service is from 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations are not required.

April 9

Appetizer

Caprese

Fior Di Latte fresh mozzarella, sliced Roma tomatoes, basil

Entrees

Spaghetti with Meatball or sausage, $13

Authentic slow-simmered “Sunday gravy” tomato sauce

Chicken Parmigiana, $14

Chicken breast rolled in seasoned breadcrumbs and baked with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses in a light tomato sauce. Served with pasta marinara and vegetables or rice

Grilled Salmon, $15

Served with pasta and vegetables or rice

April 23

Appetizer

Mini meatballs in a slow-simmered tomato sauce

Entrees

Lasagna, $13

Meatballs, sausage, pepperoni, herbs, romano, ricotta, mozzarella, bolognese, marinara, Sunday gravy

Chicken Piccata, $14

Fresh chicken breast cutlets sauteed in a lemon, butter, garlic, caper, and white wine sauce. Served with pasta or rice and vegetables

Poached Teriyaki Salmon, $15

Served with pasta and vegetables or rice.

Learn how to convert VHS to CDs

The Video Producers’ Club has been offering instruction to Leisure World residents on converting VHS tapes to discs for some time. Now people can convert their 30-, 60-, 90- and 120-minute audio cassettes to discs.

Richard Houck is the VPC’s expert in this area and has loaned his own equipment to the VPC room for this endeavor.

He is in the VPC room every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon. People can drop in at that time or make appointments.

GRF movie is April 8

“The Book Thief,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, in Clubhouse 4.

In 1938, young orphan Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson). When Hans, a kindly housepainter, learns that Liesel cannot read, he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi bonfire. Though Liesel’s new family barely scrapes by, their situation becomes even more precarious when they secretly shelter a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans’ life.

SBTV Channel 3 Listings

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Thursday, April 5

4 pm Harmonizing Humanity

4:30 pm Inside Leisure World-

Mary Apte

5 pm Karaoke Irish Evening

5:30 pm Club Info/Laugh for Health

6 pm St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Virginia Haley Celebrates 100

9:30 pm Americana Awards 2018

11 pm On Q—#8bitJazzHeroes

Friday, April 6

4 pm Mardi Gras 1 and 2

5:35 pm Korean American Guitar Club

6 pm Calvary Chapel

6:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

7:30 pm On Q—#8bitJazzHeroes

8:30 pm Vintage Vehicles

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Miss Seal Beach Highlights

Saturday, April 7

4 pm Mardi Gras 1 and 2

5:35 pm St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

6:30 pm Calypso Music Latina

American Club

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm LAUSD

11:30 pm Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Sunday, April 8

4 pm Shakespeare in the Park

6 pm Inside Leisure World

Mary Apte

6:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

7 pm Americana Awards 2018

8:30 pm Sea Inside

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Miss Seal Beach Highlights

11 pm Vintage Vehicles

Monday, April 9

4 pm St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

5 pm Harmonizing Humanity

5:30 pm LW Club Info/Calypso Music Latin American Club

6 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm SB City Council Mtg-Live

9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach

Virginia Haley Celebrates 100

10 pm Live at the Ford Theater

Tuesday, April 10

4 pm St. Patrick’s Day Dinner-GRF

5 pm Karaoke Irish Evening

6 pm Calvary Chapel

6:30 pm Korean American Guitar Club

Health Promo

7:30 pm On Q – #8bitJazzHeroes

8:30 pm Studio Cafe

9:30 pm Miss Seal Beach Highlights

11 pm Cerritos Center

Wednesday, April 11

4 pm Karaoke Irish Evening

5 pm Mardi Gras

6:34 pm Calypso Music Latin

American Club/Health Promo

7 pm Inside Leisure World-

Mary Apte

7:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach

SBPD

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

10:30 pm Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

*All programming is subject to change.

Community Karaoke holds practice sessions

Folks filled the room to listen to 40 singers at the Community Karaoke Club last week. An appreciative audience clapped and encouraged them all. Erika Greenwood and Alanna Eaby, two first-time singers, entertained. Because it was Eastertime, some chose to sing gospel tunes. Joe Walker sang “Wings of a Dove”; Ruby Johnson, “It is Well with My Soul”; Culley Eaby, “Mary Did You Know”; Vito Villamor, “Where No One Stands Alone”; and Byong Choi, “Ave Maria.”

People rocked and danced to tunes by Sue and Walter Pippo, who sang “Knock Three Times”; Martin Rozendaal, “Whole Lotta Shaken Goin’ On”; Leila Claudio, “The More I See You”; Carolyn Mottola, “Candy Man”; and Ric Dizon “It’s Now or Never.”

People have to turn in songs by 7 p.m. to participate in the first session of singers. Songs submitted after 7 p.m. will be placed at the bottom of the second round of singers. This has been the club’s practice for a long time.

Karaoke practice sessions are held on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. Karaoke parties are Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Everyone is welcome.

LBSO provides bus transportation from LW

Long Beach Symphony provides a bus from Leisure World to Long Beach Symphony Classics concerts.

For the concert schedule, visit www.longbeachsymphony.org. For more information on bus transportation, call bus hostess Dolores Volpe, 799-9310, or Jan Berliner, 386-6006.

The LBSO welcomes new Music Director Eckart Preu in his inaugural season, which ends June 2.

Learn how to fuse, slump glass

The Lapidary and Jewelry Club is offering the class “Introduction to Glass Fusion and Slumping” from 9:30 a.m.-noon on April 10 in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse 4.

This class will cover the basics of glass fusion and demonstrate slumping, a technique in which glass is shaped over molds at high temperatures.

Students with prior experience can expand their skills in glass cutting and shaping to create more intricate designs.

Materials provided include the glass to make two three-inch squares or four-inch squares for coasters for slumping. A materials fee of $10 is payable at the class. Fused pieces can be picked up the day after class; slumped pieces take and additional day.

Sign-up in the Lapidary Room; limit of six students per class.

LBSO Discount Season Ticket Group has openings

Jeannie Berro of Mutual 2 is accepting a limited number of people into her long-standing Discount Season Ticket Group for the 2018-2019 season of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts are on Saturdays at 8 p.m. at the Long Beach Arena. Seats are in Center Loge,  Section 111. Carpools will be arranged.

The dates are Oct. 6, Dancing in the Streets: A Symphonic Tribute to Motown; Dec. 22, Holiday Pops!  with the Long Beach Camerata Singers; Feb. 6, 2019, Tango Caliente! Fiery Tango classics with award-winning Argentinian dancers; March 23, Faith:  A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of George Michael, biggest hits from his solo career as well as with his group Wham!; and May 4, Cirque Musica Presents:  “Heroes and Villains,” featuring a classical repertoire, popular sci-fi pieces from movies, comics and TV and spell-binding Cirque acrobatic performances.

See longbeachsymphony.org for subscriber-only benefits, including free lost ticket replacement and flexible ticket exchanges, and a dining discount card.

The price is $78 for five tickets. If Berro can’t get enough people to maintain the group discount,  she  will consider splitting a season ticket between two people. Purchase soon for best seats in second and third rows by calling her between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at 598-6294.

GRF Weekly Dance

The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.

One for the Road will play rock and roll on April 7.

The GRF Recreation Department asks residents and their guests to adhere to the following rules:

• Do not park on the east side of Clubhouse 1. Parking for the clubhouse is across Golden Rain Road at the golf course or on Burning Tree Lane.

• People must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian to prepare the space for the next day’s groups.

• No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands.

• Clubhouse lighting and audio visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian, according to the instructions they have been given.

• People should sign in, either as residents or guests. That is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of the bands.

Whirlers Square Dance

The Whirlers square and round dance club will meet tomorrow, Friday, April 6, in Clubhouse 4 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for a “Spring Fling” dance party.

Pre-rounds are from 6:30-7 p.m. Square and round dances are alternated from 7-9 p.m., followed by a potluck. Singles and couples are welcome. There will be a singles rotation so everyone can dance. Cost is $6 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682.

A square dance class is held weekly on Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Experienced dancers are welcome to help support student dancers. There is a singles rotation, so everyone can dance. The class is held at the Garden Grove Women’s Club, 9501 Chapman Ave in Garden Grove. For more information, call Mel Branham at (714) 803-0250.

LW Poetry

This poetry feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. The club’s Poetry Workshop meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

Thirty-Four Eyes

Thirty-four eyes

Were looking at me

With expressions I never

Wanted to see.

They tore right through me

With guilt and with grief,

I tried to turn away

To find some relief.

“I sent emails,” I defended,

“Almost every day,

I made donations

And voted the right way.”

Well, it wasn’t enough

It seemed their eyes said,

Then, weeping and mumbling

I woke up in my bed.

That never happened,

I told myself. And yet,

That couldn’t explain

Why my pillow was wet.

—Julie Ford, Mutual 6

Part 2 of Mozart opera is April 9

Everyone is invited to come and watch Mozart’s comic opera “Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail,” Part 2, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Member Gary Hart, who is a highly knowledgeable Mozart fan, will give a short review for those who missed Part 1 last week.

The story continues with Belmonte’s manservant Pedrillo, getting the palace guard, Osmin, drunk. The four European captives discuss their escape plan in a Mozartian quartet that covers a range of emotions and ends in an expression of love.

However, before they clear the gates, Osmin awakes from his inebriated sleep, arrests them and brings them to Pasha Selim for judgment. In a reversal of expectations Pasha expresses kindness and clemency that he had personally not experienced in Christendom, and releases his prisoners—much to the audience’s relief.

The opera is sung in German with English subtitles. No dues or fees are collected. Room 2 in Clubhouse 3 opens at 1 p.m. (but not before). For more information, contact Beverly Emus, LW Opera Club president, at 296-5586 or bemus@socal.rr.com.

Ethel Carter to lead Community Sing-along

The Leisure World Community Sing will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in  Clubhouse 1. People who want to participate in the three-minute Opening Acts should come at 6 to sign in with leader/emcee Ethel Carter. Bring sheet music for the pianist.

Ethel will lead the audience sing-along until 7:15 when she will introduce her half-time guest Ben Berg.

On March 27, Opening Acts began with Don Horning singing “Don’t Think  Twice, It’s All Right” and playing the guitar and harmonica. He was followed by Betty Ballen and Carmen Edwards singing “This Land is My Land,” accompanied by Pat Kogok. Then Pat Kogok sang “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” accompanied by Betty Ballen. Bob Barnum sang “Lady” a cappella, and  Anita Ragole finished with “Autumn Leaves,” accompanied by Pat Kogok.

Byong Choi led group singing until 7:15 when he introduced half-time guests Claudia Choi, Ben Adrian, Sue Choi and Russ Pfeiffer.  They sang “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” Claudia and Ben sang while they played their guitars. The quartet  also sang “Easy” and “Happy Together,” and Claudia and Ben finished with “You Really Got a Hold of Me.”

The audience showed its appreciation with loud applause.

After half-time, Byong led group singing and finished the musical evening with “Kumbaya.”

Thanks to Pat Kogok and Betty Ballen, pianists; Bob Barnum, booklender; and Clarence Hoffman, sound technician.

Photo Arts Club to meet April 12

The Photo Arts Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

Ben Benjamins will present a program on composition.

He attended the Los Angeles Photography Program in 1973, learning all aspects of photography, including wedding and portrait photography.

In his opinion, the camera does not make the picture, you do. Let him show you how. All are welcome.

Hui O Hula to dance in HB

Sponsored by Huntington/Seal Beach Surfrider Foundation, the 11th annual Ohana Day will be held at the Seal Beach Pier/Eighth Street parking lot from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 14. There will be arts and crafts, music, surf/skate/body board lessons, lifeguard demo, marine biology classes, raffle prizes and more. Mahalo to Joel McMullin (last row under the sign) and chairman Tony Soriano’s (left) for their invitation to have the Hui O Hula entertain from 10-11 a.m. For more information, contact hsbchair@surfrider.org. For hula classes or hula performances, call Kaye Huff at 431-2242.

Theater Club sponsors cowboy show May 4

The Theater Club will present its annual spring cowboy show on Friday, May 4, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

“A Night at the Chuck Wagon” will feature entertainment and picnic foods, including chili dogs, hot dogs with all the fixings, potato salad, coleslaw, vegetable tray, chips, lemonade, iced tea and cookies for dessert; BYOB.

Dinner will be followed by a fun-filled show featuring a mountain mama who takes her two daughters to town to try and marry them off.

Music by Terry Otte and Abilene will cap off the evening.

Cost is $15. No tickets will be sold at the door.  Taylor White will sell tickets starting April 9 in the Little Theater Loft at the top of the Amphitheater steps Mondays from 10 a.m.-noon. People may also call Taylor at 596-6358 for more information.

Take-out service in LW

Take-out dinners that people can order inside Leisure World are available twice a week.

Taco Tuesday, hosted by Koffel’s Food Service, offers a wide variety of diner-style selections at reasonable prices. The truck is in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot at 5 p.m. every Tuesday. Pizza Thursday starts at 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Clubhouse 6. Dominos Pizza is there until 8 p.m. Special orders may be called in to 493-2212 between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for pickup at the truck in Leisure World. People can take their food to go, or eat inside or on the patio of Clubhouse 6.

Joyful Line Dance celebrates four years in LW

The Joyful Line Dance Club, celebrating four years in Leisure World, has a beginners class at 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.

Due to popular demand, the teacher will start 30 minutes earlier so beginners can learn the basic line dance steps. From 3-4:30 p.m., intermediate level line dances will be taught.

Joyful Line Dance offers men and woman an opportunity for a good work-out and have fun through line dancing. The club features choreographed dances and popular favorites, which are presented first 30 minutes.

Instructor Takako Mitchell teaches newer dances at the second class. Previous dances include “Unchained Melody,” “Rio De Armor,” “Blue Night Cha Cha Cha,” “Tango,” “Latin Lover,” “Hear My Song,” “Beautiful Casablanca” and more.

Everyone is welcome to join. No membership fees are required. For more information, call Anna Derby at 301-5339.

Video Producers Club

Learn how to use your cell phone or tablet to take videos from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays: Beginners, second and fourth Wednesdays; general information, first and third Wednesdays.

Learn how to transfer VHS tapes to DVD and audio cassettes to discs on Tuesdays 10 a.m.-noon.

The Video Producers Club is located in Clubhouse 3, Room 12-A; free. For more information, call the VPC room at 431-6586, ext. 287, or drop by weekdays from 10 a.m.-noon.

Good Times Roll Club throws ‘Anti-Friday the 13th’ party

Leisure World’s do woppers, popularly known as the Let the Good Times Roll Club, will meet at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2 on Friday, April 13, for an “Anti-Friday the 13th” show (rather than its traditional Saturday shows.)

Admission and refreshments are free.

Guests may bring beverages and snacks to share.

A floor show highlighting some of Leisure World’s best singers will kick off the entertainment. It will be followed by a dance to the rock and roll music of Ben Berg and his band.

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COMMUNITY

Clebrando el Cinco de Mayo

The annual Cinco de Mayo event arrives in Leisure World on Saturday, May 5, with more reasons to come out and enjoy the Koffel’s Mexican food truck, with its famous virgin margaritas and a variety of Mexican and American food.

The fun starts at 5 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, as well as inside.

Entertainment at the 2018 festival will be provided by El Mariachi Espectacular, one of the most popular singing groups of the genre in Southern California. The group has performed at Disney California Adventure among other well-known venues.

Save the date and invite friends and family.

The first floor of the clubhouse will be closed to normal activities, including table tennis.

The second floor will remain open as normal.

SCHMOOZE CLUB

Rabbi Marcus and wife teach ‘Kabbalah on Aging’

“The Kabbalah on Aging” will be the subject of the program presented by Rabbi Shmuel Marcus at the Schmooze Club on Tuesday, April 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Refreshments and schmoozing (socializing) are at 10 a.m. followed by the program at 10:30. There is no cost to attend; donations are gratefully accepted. All Leisure Worlders are welcome to attend.

Although youth is sought by most Americans, the Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) has a surprising view on aging and its advantages. With stories from the Talmud and Kabbalah, Rabbi Marcus will bring out the beauty and power of aging and how to age like a fine wine.

Dynamic teacher and friend, Rabbi Marcus is a learned, engaging speaker and the rabbi of Chabad of Los Alamitos/Cypress. He and his wife, Bluma, are the editors of the “Kosher” magazine circulated to thousands of people and provide a Hebrew high school program. The rabbi is an author of children’s Jewish books and is also a composer and performer of contemporary Jewish music. He and his brother are known as “8th Day” and perform in Israel, New York, Australia and many other venues. Their popularity is soaring and their CDs are popular. It is an inspiring, uplifting and interesting experience to hear Rabbi Marcus teach.

The Schmooze Club is a friendly, welcoming group. The members like to make new friends, so join them for this program on April 10.

GAF

Volunteer needed to staff Mobility Aids

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) Mobility Aids Program is in need of two volunteers who can be available on Monday or Tuesday to staff the Mobility Aids storeroom from 12:30-2:30 p.m. each week.

GAF Mobility Aids Program loans wheelchairs, transporter, deluxe walkers and lightweight walkers to Leisure World shareholders and other qualified residents. To continue the availability of the service Monday-Friday, GAF needs committed volunteers.

For more information or to volunteer, call Bruce Humes, 296-5834, or John Hlavac, 431-1257.

honda center

Outing to Stars on Ice planned

The Stars on Ice excursion that was so popular the last two years will be offered again this year to the first 54 shareholders/members who reserve tickets for the May 12 performance at the Honda Center. Accessible seating must be requested at the time of the reservation and is subject to availability. Those with mobility issues who are unable to navigate the venue without assistance will need to purchase an additional ticket for their caregiver or assistant.

Tickets $40 each, include bus fare.

Enjoy skating by 2018 Olympic Bronze Medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani and members of the USA Olympic Bronze Medal-winning team Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue direct from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Also skating will be Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, World Silver Medalist Ashley Wagner and U.S. Champions Jason Brown and Karen Chen.

As with all of GRF excursions, the trip will be contingent upon filling a bus, so respond soon if interested.

Ticket sales/reservations will be conducted at the GRF Recreation office between noon-4 p.m., weekdays.

For further information, contact Recreation at events@lwsb.com or call 431-6586, ext. 326.

MINIBUS

Orientation sessions held today

The Golden Rain Transportation Department will conduct informational meetings on using the Minibus service from 10-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. today, Thursday, April 5, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.

The sessions are for shareholders who want to learn about Minibus system routes and timetables and other transportation options available in Leisure World.

“Learn the Route,” previewing the “B” route, will follow the 10 a.m. session. The ride-along is limited to the first 17 participants and takes one hour.

Bus service orientations are held on the first Thursday of every month. For more information, call Fleet Manager Grant Winford at 431-6586, ext. 372.

Learn to play bingo April 13

A free class will be held on Friday, April 13, to teach people how to play bingo and learn more about the special games.  Everyone is welcome even those who know how to play.

There will be prizes and refreshments.

The doors will open at Clubhouse 1 at 6 p.m. and play begins at 6:30.

The class is sponsored by the New York Club, Gadabouts, St. Theresa Guild of Holy Family and the American Legion.

For more information, call Jean Sudbeck,  594-0209, or Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743.

Community

Bingo returns Sunday, April 8

Bingo will be played Sunday, April 8, hosted by the Gadabouts.

Bingo games are played Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome.

Complimentary refreshments are served.

The New York Club hosts the first Sunday of the month; Gadabouts, second Sunday; St. Therese Guild of Holy Family Parish, third Sunday; and the American Legion the fourth and fifth Sundays.

GRF Recreation

Trip planned to ‘South Pacific’ matinee

The GRF Recreation Department will host a trip to the La Mirada Theater on April 28 at 2 p.m. for a matinee performance of the classic musical, “South Pacific.”

Although well known for its Rodgers & Hammerstein score, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Ha’i,” “There’s Nothin’ Like A Dame,” and “A Wonderful Guy,” “South Pacific” is also a deeply felt drama. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in a foreign culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949.

The tickets, $60, include bus fare. Seating is in the balcony. Upgraded orchestra seating and wheelchair accessible may be purchased at an additional cost.

To reserve seats, act quickly and be prepared to pay when making the reservation. All forms of payment are accepted.

Ticket sales/reservations will be conducted at the GRF Recreation office in Building 5, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., weekdays.

For further information, contact Cindy Maiden, at cindym@lwsb.com or call 431-6586, ext. 326.

Mother’s Day Brunch

The GRF Recreation Department will host a special brunch to honor Leisure World mothers on Saturday, May 12, in Clubhouse 4 at 11 a.m.

The elegant brunch will feature a gourmet egg and sausage strata, strawberry filled crepes, freshly baked pastries, and fresh fruit. Sparkling cider and orange juice will accompany the repast with infused water and coffee.

Classical harpist Peggy Skomal will entertain.

Now is the time to save the date and drop hints to family members who would like to treat mom. Mothers may want to treat daughters too, and both are welcome, so plan to attend the day before Mother’s Day.

Tickets are $22 and may be purchased by contacting Recreation at events@lwsb.com or by calling 431-6586, ext. 326.

SUNSHINE CLUB

Speakers are lined up for April meetings

The Sunshine Club will meet tomorrow, April 6, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

Three speakers have been lined up for April.

Rick Paap, retired Seal Beach police officer, will be the guest on April 13; Keith Bague will cover deuterium depleted water and cell phone techniques for seniors on April 20; and Alice West, expert in de-cluttering, organizing and moving, will speak April 27.

The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation will be announced LW Weekly.

The club appreciates shareholders bringing their own coffee mugs to participate in the “Save the Earth” program. Arrive few minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m.

The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people to get along in the community and for neighbors to have better communications and to get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use available information.

The club has frequent guest speakers to familiarize shareholders with the community and others from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW.

The club meets from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (Room 4 on the first Friday).

There are no membership dues, and everyone in LW is welcome.

For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

MUTUAL 9

Multi-carport sale planned April 26

Mutual 9 will host a multi-carport sale on Thursday, April 26.

Contact Aileen Ackerman, 493-6774, for more information and reservations.

Presentations close English Conversation Club session

The English Conversation Club (ECC) ended its winter session with special events, including the skit, “A Crane and A Fox.”

In the drama, Mr. Fox invited Ms. Crane to his home to share special soup. But Mr. Fox uses dishes so he can eat the soup but Ms. Crane can’t.

Later Ms. Crane invited Mr. Fox for soup, and she used long bottles for the soup. Ms. Crane could eat the soup with her long and narrow beak, but Mr. Fox couldn’t. Ms. Crane repaid the insolence on Mr. Fox in kind. The tale is a good learning experience.

Flower Delay gave an introduction of her big family. She has 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, totaling 21. She was applauded by the audience.

Jaetaik Yoo, president of ECC, did a portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th American president. Wearing a black suit and hat, he told about the American Civil War and delivered the famous “Gettysburg Address” from memory. He received an ovation.

Former teachers Leonard Delay and Bob Simons were invited as special guests along with other neighbors who enjoyed watching performances and potluck party.

ECC will begin the spring quarter today, April 5.

COMPUTER FRIENDS

Windows 10 is topic April 19

The Computer Friends Club will give a presentation on Windows 10 for beginners on Thursday, April 19, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

A second presentation will feature moving through the file structure of Windows 10 as well as how to back up documents and pictures to a flash drive.

Also included will be a session on how to preserve the Windows 10 system by doing a full image backup and tips on how to capture and preserve Windows 10 serial numbers.

Classes, presentations and membership are free. All are welcome. For information, call Keith Bague, (714) 267-7871.

PAWS, CLAWS & BEAKS

Therapy trainer is guest April 11

Paws, Claws and Beaks, Leisure World’s Pet Lovers Club, will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at 3 p.m.

The speaker is from Pet Partners. She trains therapy animals for visiting at hospitals, etc. and will show some of her techniques and demonstrations.

Be sure to attend this meeting to participate in the club’s first St. Andrews Dog Walk on Monday, April 16.  It will be a great way to meet doggies and their “people.”

Residents do not need to be a member to attend the meeting.

Light refreshments and water will be served.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB

Introduction to computers class set

The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks, Keith Bague and Max Smith.

• Monday, April 9, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

9 a.m. – Intro to Computers, Tablets and Smartphones (Sacks)

10 a.m. – Computer Questions and Answers (Sacks)

11 a.m. – Word for Windows(Bague)

Noon – Facebook and free Video chat  (Bague)

• Monday, April 16, Clubhouse 6, Room B

9 a.m. – Intro to iPhone and iPad (Sacks)

11 a.m. – Beginning Computers, Internet, email (Bague)

Noon – Windows 10 (Bague)

• Monday, April 23, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

9 a.m. – Test Preparation (e.g. DMV, Real Estate, etc. Using Modern Technology  (Sacks)

10 a.m. – Samsung (and Android) Smartphone (Sacks)

11 a.m. – iPad (Bague)

Noon – Skype Free Video Chatting (Bague)

• Tuesday, April 24, Clubhouse 3, Room 7

Noon – Apple Mac (Sacks)

1 p.m. – Facebook  (Bague)

2 p.m. – Let’s Talk eBay (Smith)

• Monday, April 30, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

9 a.m. – Intro to Computers, Tablets and Smartphones (Sacks)

10 a.m. – Computer Questions and Answers (Sacks)

11 a.m  – Viruses and Internet Security (Bague)

Noon  – Facebook (Bague)

Classes are free, but donations to pay for a wireless hotspot and printing materials are welcome.

For computer information, call Bague, (714) 267-7871 or Sacks, 431-8050; for eBay information, contact Smith at max2ebay@aol.com.

YIDDISH CLUB

Israel’s independence is topic April 5

The Yiddish Club of Leisure World will meet April 5 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The topic will be “The 70th Independence Day of Israel.”

After new words and proverbs are introduced, President Yakob Basner will talk about the achievements of Israel during its independence.

Stories, poems and jokes connect with the topic will be recited.

Refreshments will be served after the program.

LBCC

Get view high above Los Angeles

Long Beach City College (LBCC) Senior Studies has openings on its tour, View From the Top-OUE Skyspace, Farmers Market and Griffith Observatory on April 12.

Top-OUE Skyspace is California’s tallest open-air observatory, located at the top of the US Bank building in downtown L.A.

Shopping and dining at the Farmer’s Market follows.

The trip departs from LBCC Foundation Building at Conant Street and Clark Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and will return at 6 p.m. The cost is $89.

For information and reservations, call Cindy Mackay, 938-3048.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Evening included champagne, music

The champagne flowed at the celebration of “Mr. Hank” Barto’s birthday celebration and concert on March 22 in Clubhouse 4.

The guests were greeted by Mr. Hank’s daughter, Trudy Espinoza. The room was decorated by his other daughter, Jackie Meyer, featuring a beautiful center piece that included a tulip in honor of Holland, where Mr. Hank was born. Cupcakes added to the festivities.

The music was the highlight of the evening starring Mr. Hank on piano, Frank Schatz on bass and John Whited on drums. Nicole Preuss was the singer. And it was a night to remember with songs like “Some Enchanted Evening,” “The Rainbow Connection” and “September Song.”

Fun surprises included Mr. Hank singing “Play that Funky Music,” John Meyer sitting in on bass, a song with Tina Schaffer and a poem by Tom Pontac.

Mr. Hank thanks everyone for all the cards, warm wishes and for being a part of the celebration.

“It was certainly a pleasant surprise when more than 250 people attended our event. When it began to rain during the day, I feared that the show might be poorly attended, but music lovers were undaunted. It was good to be with all my friends who have brought me happy memories for so many years. Your attendance was a compliment to me and everyone in our Leisure Living Resales office. Thank you so much for coming and for your kindness.”

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TRAVEL

On the Go

Day Trips

Glendale Theatre: “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” – April 7, $99 includes lunch at Tam O’Shanter Inn, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Los Angeles Farmers Market, LACMA– Tuesday, April 10, $50, Sunshine Club, Anna Derby, 301-5339

Pauma Casino – April 11, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Myrtle Creek Gardens – April 11, $78, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway With Palm Springs Celebrity Tour – April 14, $99, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Get Your Kicks…On Route 66! Nostalgia & Nibbles – April 19, $69, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

“JFK’s Life & Times” Exhibit at The Bowers– April 26, $89 with buffet lunch at The Hacienda, LBCC Senior Tours, Cindy Mackay, 938-3048

La Mirada Theater: “South Pacific”– April 28, 2 p.m., $60, GRF Recreation Department, 431-6586, ext. 326 or cindym@lwsb.com

The Colorful Songs Revue, Country Cowboy Classics – May 3, $69 with lunch and wine, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

California Science Center – May 9, $75, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Glendale Center Theatre, “West Side Story” – May 12, $99 includes Tam O’Shanter Inn lunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Stars on Ice— May 12, $40, GRF Recreation Department, 431-6586, ext. 326, or email events@lwsb.com

Pala Casino —May 18, $6, $10 back, American Legion Post 327, Tony Dodero, 430-5828

The Huntington Library and Gardens, Becoming America Exhibit– May 24, $69, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Fantasy Springs – June 6, $25, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Harrah’s Rincon – Daily, free, Amphitheater, 7:15-7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457

Pala Casino – Daily, free, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., (714) 985-9555

Pechanga Casino – Daily, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., free, $10 in EZ Play upon arrival, (951) 770-2579

Valley View Casino – Sunday-Tuesday, Amphitheater, 7 a.m., free

Overnight Trips

Grand Parks Adventure – April 22-May 1, 10 days, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin – April 23-25, Seal Beach Woman’s Club, 434-7113 or 596-0968

Viva Las Vegas—Three days, April 15-17, Treasure Island Hotel & Casino with optional excursion to downtown, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

National Parks of New Mexico and Texas– Seven-day tour, May 8-14, featuring Big Bend National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park & White Sands National Monument, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Laughlin, Edwater – May 20-22, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Portland Roses & Oregon Trails–six-day tour, June 6-11, Rose Festival Parade, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. St. Helens and Astoria. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Laughlin – June 24-27, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Canadian Rockies & Calgary Stampede – eight-day tour, July 12-19, featuring a Calgary Stampede, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Yoho National Parks. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

PRINCESS CRUISE

LWers sail to Mexico to see whales in lagoon

by Cindy Gannon

LW contributor

You know you have been to Mexico too many times when the waves begin to look alike.

But it is March, time for the whales to come out and entertain the sailing aficionado’s aboard the Ruby Princess.

Academy Award night on the ship was quite an affair. Roped red carpets were flanked by pedestals of flowers, canapes and champagne. Games were played during commercials.

It was clear sailing to Puerto Vallarta. My how the port has changed in a year’s time. There are new docks and the small shops have been moved, even the parrot cages. But the old pirate party sailing ship was about ready to leave on a jolly good time.

Atressa, a mega yacht was docked a binoculars-view away. It had been in port for several weeks and scuttlebutt is that the shop refurbished it to the tune of $150 million. Nice fixer up.

Mazatlan, my favorite port besides Huatulco, has cleaned up a bit too. I noticed a nice change, the open air taxis are souped up and fancier now.

We stayed in the courtyard for lunch and could hardly wait for our combo tacos to be served and washed down with a Pacifica beer.

I have been going to Maztalan for 40 years. When Valentino’s on the Point opened in 1979, I was there dancing the night away.

The NCL Star followed us along. It is nice to have more business for the locals.

Cabo is always busy. Fishing boats go out and tenders are coming and going. Cabo is growing like a zucchini on a vine.

Keith Kelsay and I have always liked Mexico. The next time we will stay a week and go to Yelapa again for the day when no cruise ships are in port.

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.

SUNSHINE CLUB

Trip to Farmer’s Market is Tuesday

Sunshine Club’s trip to The Los Angeles Farmers Market and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is Tuesday, April 10. Those who have signed up and paid-in-full for the trip should arrive at the Clubhouse 4 parking lot at 8:30 a.m., no later than 8:45 a.m.. The bus plans to leave at 9 a.m.

A form must be signed before boarding the bus. Those who did not receive a form by email should be prepared to sign a “Waiver of Liability.”

The Grove Mall is next to the L.A. Farmers Market. A trolley connects the two shopping areas. The club encourages the participants to venture out while in the neighborhood.

For more information, call Anna Derby at 301-5339.

Long Beach

Grand Prix weekend opens with free events

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will take over the streets along the coastline April 13-15.

Kicking off race weekend, Thursday, April 12, are two free events.

The City of Long Beach and the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach will induct Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame, followed at 6:30 p.m. by Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets, a free-to-the-public festival.

The public is invited to attend the 13th annual Walk of Fame induction ceremony on South Pine Avenue in front of the Convention Center at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

Castroneves, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, won in an Indy car at Long Beach in 2001, and the 1997 Indy Lights race at Long Beach.

A three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Castroneves has logged 30 Indy car race victories. The popular driver, gained non-racing fame by winning season five of “Dancing With The Stars.”

He has switched series in 2018, co-driving Acura Team Penske’s No. 7 Prototype entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series with last season’s Prototype co-champion, Ricky Taylor.

Montoya won the 1999 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach en route to capturing the 1999 CART FedEx Series championship, and finished third at Long Beach in 2015.

The Bogota, Colombia native won the Indy 500 in 2000 and 2015, with 15 Indy car victories and seven Formula One race wins on his resume.

Montoya is co-driving – with Dane Cameron – the Team Penske No. 6 Acura Prototype in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The Walk of Fame medallions include renditions of the racers’ Long Beach-winning cars, and their major achievements in motorsports.

Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets, presented by the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, begins with the Verizon IndyCar Series pit stop competitions on Shoreline Drive, west of Pine Avenue at 6:45 and 7:45 p.m.

Tony Carbajal’s stunt motorcycles will wow the crowd at 7:05 and 8:05 p.m. and the freestyle motocross demonstrations will take over Shoreline Drive at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Spectator viewing for these events is in and around the three grandstands adjacent to The Pike Outlets at Pine Avenue and Shoreline Drive.

Fans can enjoy live music from The StrayTones and Hearts Like Lions, as well as live DJs on the stage in the Main Plaza. Food will be available in the Main Plaza. For fans 21 and older, there will be a beer garden hosted by the Auld Dubliner.

Car enthusiasts and racing fans will find a classic car show located on The Paseo, with local antique and vintage cars. Race cars will be displayed on Bay Street with professional drivers and crews from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge and more signing autographs.

Parking for Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets will be available in the Pike Parking structure at Chestnut Place off of Ocean Boulevard.

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OBITUARIES

Obituaries

Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

• An “In Memoriam” column is available free of charge. Limited to name, mutual number and date of death.

• An obituary with or without photo is available free of charge for the first 250 words. Additional words will be charged at the rate of 25 cents per word. Notices written by the news staff will be free and no more than 250 words.

• Notices from mortuaries and non-GRF members will be printed exactly as submitted and charged at the non-member classified advertising rate, $11 for the first 12 words and 25 cents for each additional word.

• Bordered, decorative obituaries and eulogies are available in any size at the prevailing display advertising rate.

• Obituaries may be published as news articles when the person has been a member of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors, or when, in the opinion of the managing editor, the passing of a person is newsworthy to a sufficiently large number of GRF members.

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Chang, Jack Chongkil

1933-2018

Jack Chongkil Chang, Mutual 4, passed away peacefully and comfortably on Feb. 24, 2018. He was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his passing.

He was born in Chung Buk, Korea, on April 19, 1933. He was the oldest of five siblings. In 1968 he immigrated with his family to Chicago, Illinois.

He worked hard to support his family as a mechanic for ITT Continental Baking Company. Evenually he moved on and found success as an entreprenuer. In 1975, his business venture led him to California. He operated various businesses, most notably a men’s clothing company.

At age 66, he retired with his wife to the city of Temecula, California. Subsequently, in 2013, they happily settled in Leisure World, Seal Beach.

He was a spiritual man. He served as elder at the SDA Church of Temecula and attended SDA Church of Cerritos in his latter years.

He is survived by his wire, Sue; oldest son, Chris; middle daughter, Mee; youngest son, James; five granddaughters, and two grandsons.

A private memorial service was held in his honor by his family and friends.

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Steenbergen, David Jeffrey

1949-2018

David Jeffrey Steenbergen, born Jan. 7, 1949, in Lafayette, Indiana, entered Heaven March 15, 2018 in Anaheim, California.

Dave was the oldest of five children, born to Jeff and Agnes Steenbergen.

He is survived by his siblings, Greg (Lorna), Holly, Cheryl (Paul) and Kimberly (Luis), and their extended families. Dave is also survived by his father, Jeff (Anita), also of Leisure World; his wife, Sally; son, Jeff, his wife, Valerie, and their three children, Charlotte, Violet, and Desmond; daughter, Amanda, her husband, Nick, and their two children, James and Noah.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.” —2 Timothy 4:7-8

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In Memoriam

Josefina Navarro  91

Wayne Hanson  82

Richard Pace  77

John McAluney  79

Christopher Metsker  23

Doris Baker  89

Nancy Wirth  83

Maria Ojeda  88

William Lott  80

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

961-9301

—paid obituary

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CLASSIFIEDS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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GENERAL

AVON

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SHAKLEE

Shaklee. 562-860-1909. Sandy Fikse, LW Daughter (Vanderwoude). Delivered to your door. 3/29

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Learn Natural Health Support using Essential Oils. Free weekly classes for intro to Essential Oils and beyond basics. For details, contact Sandy (Mutual 5) 562-896-1908

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REMODELING

PENA CONSTRUCTION.

Ruben PENA, General Contractor. State Contractor’s License #336991. (562) 430-4216. Room Additions

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LW DECOR INC.

Sound proof walls, triple pane windows. Ceiling made smooth, tiled showers, tubs, counter tops, cabinets, washer/dryer. Add a bathroom, floor/window coverings. Roll-out shelves. Contractor License 723262. 4/26

LW DECOR INC.

562-596-0559

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Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071. OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. (562) 596-7757

FLOOR COVERINGS

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LW DECOR INC.

Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 years in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 4/26

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GARDENING

J&J LANDSCAPING

& MAINTENANCE

Landscaping-plants, lawns, trees, etc. Maintenance of lawns and flower beds. Available for all residential and Mutual projects. Joe (562) 650-1511, Jesse (562) 676-0015 State Contractor’s License#79003 6/29

FRANK’S GARDENING

SERVICE

Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutual’s. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 743-3832 or 714-527-1172 6/29

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HANDYMAN

SERVICES

Handyman Rick – Assembly/ Installation TV wall mounts, carpentry, painting. Messages (562) 598-1000. Seal Beach Business License #RIL0001 1/28/18

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GARY’S HANDYMAN

SERVICE PROFESSIONAL

Painting and Carpentry. Masonry and Tile. Call (562) 596-6013 for appointment. Calls returned daily. Fiberglass or Hardi Backer paneling board installed on patio block walls. Seal Beach Business License #GAR0005. 03/29

Richard’s Handyman Service – Big or small, I do it all. Give me a call. 562-387-5187. Seal Beach Busines License HUG0002. 03/29

Tel-Support

TV Handyman

Setup, Mounting and

Trouble-shooting

Call: 714-263-6240

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PAINTING

BLUE SKY

Painting & Construction

Insurance, General Building B and Painting C-33 Lic. #632956. (562) 822-5632 or (562) 418-0007. 10/26/18

Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs. Contractor’s License #705131. (714) 220-9702; 1-800-618-2220. 3/29

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Painting – reasonable, reliable, free estimates, kitchen cabinets refinished, Jerry (714) 826-8636. CA State License. #675336. 3/29

562-596-0559

LW DECOR INC.

Interiors, cabinets, ceilings. Entry doors etc., premium paints, primer all wood. Bathroom, kitchen. 40 years in Leisure World Lic. Contractor’s license #723262. 4/26

LW DECOR INC.

562-596-0559

SCREEN SALES, SERVICE & INSTALLATION

PROFESSIONAL MOBILE

SCREEN SERVICE

New screens, re-screening, screen doors, retractable screens, new and repair. Call today. (562) 493-8720. Since 1988. State Contractors Lic. #578194.

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LW DECOR INC.

562-596-0559

Sound proof walls. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, roll-out shelves, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262.4/26

LW DECOR INC.

562-596-0559

SKYLIGHTS

CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.

Ted and Jeri Nowell,

“The Handy Couple”

LW residents. Licensed and insured. (562) 430-1104.

Seal Beach License #NOW0001

WALLPAPER REMOVAL

Darrell’s Wallpaper Removal. Free estimates. State Contractor’s License #741588. (714) 906-7046. 2/15/18

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WINDOW

COVERINGS

LW DECOR INC.

Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262. 4/26

L W DECOR INC.

562-596-0559

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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BEAUTY SERVICES

In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562- 480-9341 License #KC75538 3/29

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Hair stylist, 35 years experience at ABC Extension Salon, rollerset, perm, hairpieces, and more. In home appointments available. Call Mavis(714)757-0187, License KK203303. 4/6/18

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PERMANENT MAKEUP

For eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310)938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976.6/29

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Yvonne with 25 years experience, will do shampoo/sets, perms, hair cuts and tints at Phenix Salon. (714) 855-8465. Seal Beach Business License MOR0008. 03/01

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Hair and Nail Salon

Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendly service. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198, Phenix Salon. 6/29

COMPUTERS

FRUSTRATED

(562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License #CIP0001 5/2018

COMPUTER REPAIR

562-733-9193

Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 3/22

Let the Computer

Coach Help!

Learn as you work on your crafts, photos,graphics, email, buying, selling, accounting, investing, home office setup, Windows and more! Seal Beach Business License BRO0001 3/01

Travis 562-502-7302

www.trainedfingers.com

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Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 8 am-5 pm, 562-810-1561 or 562-221-5903 for the month.

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Does your walker need new tennis

balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich (562) 596-9983.

“ROLLIN THUNDER”

GOLF CART CLUB

Offers FREE inspections and advice on buying and repairs of your golf cart. 562- 431-6859.

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Keith Bague, Founder of the Computer Friends Club will NOW offer a service by phone at no charge to the LW community. This free service will be available for up to 15 minutes per call. Services include: guidance and advice on purchases and problem solving. Keith has a Computer Science (BS) Degree UC, Irvine, is Microsoft Certified, 39 years experience. 714-267-7871.

HOME CARE

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Readers are urged to ask advertisers for references; call those references; and verify business license numbers by calling Seal Beach City Hall, 431-2527

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CHRISTIAN HOME CARE

Referral Agency. Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine (562) 310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/28/18

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Need Caring Caregiver?

Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre’s Caring Heart (714) 337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 3/29

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Bright Watch Caregivers

Exceptional affordable home care. Over 10 years in Leisure World. Bonded and insured. (714) 841-2273. Seal Beach Business License #BRC0002. 3/29

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MOST AFFORDABLE RATE

Affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appoint-ments, references , fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911 Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 06/28

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Experienced caregivers. Cooking, Cleaning, medications, companions, doctor’s. Experience with dementia.

Gloria (949)371-7425. Seal Beach Business License. RAZ0002 3/29

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EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER. Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 3/29

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Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part time, full time, live-in (562)230-4648. Seal Beach Business Lic # CAM0006.6/26

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Carmen Cares! Compassionate and sensitive, non-medical eperienced caregiver. Personal care, light housekeeping, laundry, runs errands, transportation, cooking. Hourly. 562-287-9349, 9am-7p Seal Beach License #CAR0011 03/01

GOLDEN DAYS SENIOR CARE

WE PROVIDE CAREGIVERS AT HOME LIVE-IN/HOURLY COMPANION.

Call 310-667-6562 or 310-800-6494. Seal Beach License GDS0001 3/29

HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES

TONY DO’S MAINTENANCE

Windows, house cleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. 714-534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 3/29

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General housekeeping, 30 years in Leisure World. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002. Call Gloria (949) 371-7425. 3/29

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Patricia Housecleaning, weekly, biweekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. Call 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001 03/01

ELLY’S CLEANING SERVICE

Weekly, bi-weekly service. Excellent referral in Leisure World. Nearly 20 years experience. Seal Beach Business License BEN0001.Call Elly at 714-476-2100. 5/03

MAGALY’S CLEANING

SERVICE

We make your home sparkle! 7 days – call anytime! Complete cleaning. Discount for regular customers. Seal Beach Business License S&M0001. Call 562-505-1613. 03/01

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New cleaner in town. Special prices. Call Donna at (562) 991-4500 GAU002 03/01

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MOVING, HAULING &

STORAGE SERVICES

A FRIEND AND A TRUCK

Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 03/22

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J&D HAUL AWAY

AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE

No job too small, fast reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002, Dan: 562-841-3787 3/29

MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT

WINDOWS, ETC.

CALL PHIL AT

562-881-2093

Over 30 Years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001 8/23

PET SERVICES

LW resident serving our pets since 2003, day, overnight, vacations. Dogs. Excellent references. Adrienne 562-431-8156. Seal Beach Business License, APS0001. 6/01

TRANSPORTATION

INEXPENSIVE shuttle service, airports, markets, etc., Seal Beach Business License #AB0001. (562) 881-2093. 3/22/18

HELP WANTED

Seeking LIVE-IN caregiver, partial week or full time to care for elderly mom while I work. (This is not an hourly position.). Assist with meal prep, hygiene, safety, walks outside and light housekeeping. Call Mari at 818-324-5772. 3/08

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MERCHANDISE

Autos/Boats/RV’s

Trailers Wanted

ANY KIND OF CAR

Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We

do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give

you a quote. (562) 684-0901 5/3/18

Electric Cars/ Golf Carts/Scooters/Mobile Chairs for Sale

Golf Carts, Sales, Parts, Service (714) 292-9124. 2/07/19

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Roro-4, 4-wheel scooter for sale. Runs great with front basket and new battery – $400. Call 562-596-8958. 3/08

ESTATE/MOVING/

PATIO/YARD/

CARPORT SALES

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In accordance with GRF Policy and Mutual Regulations, no non-resident shopper will be allowed through the Main Gate without having been appropriately authorized as a guest by the estate sale holder. • All advertising offering to purchase entire households of goods and furniture (estates) or offering to conduct estate or patio sales for the owner or heir(s), and all advertising announcing such sales, shall contain the name, address and telephone number of the person or business soliciting such purchases or conducting such sales. All advertising for estate or patio sales conducted by the owner or heir(s) shall contain the words “by owner” or “by heir.”

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Estate Sale

13342 El Dorado Dr., 191A, Mutual 8. Thursday-Friday, from 9 AM to 2 PM. Exquisite ladies fashion clothing, shoes, accessories, sofa, electric recliner, leather dining chairs, desserts, storage cabinet. Full house of usable items. Glinda Davis 714-943-1818 Seal Beach License GDD0001 PO BOX 131, Seal Beach, CA 90740. See pictures on www.flickr.com/photos/120349245@NO7/albums/72157669414901809 03/01

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MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FOR SALE

***doTerra Essentials Oils***

Learn Natural Health Support using Essential Oils. Free weekly classes for intro to Essential Oils and beyond basics. For details, contact Sandy (Mutual 5) 562-896-1908 3/15

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Non-motorized wheelchair. Rarely used. Comfortable. Must Stt. Adjustable reclining positions. $150 or best offer. Call 562-760-0128. 3/01

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Oak entertainment center. 63.5 inches long by 58.5 inches tall by 23 inches wide. Lost of storage space for only $100. You pick up. Mutual 10. Tanya, 562-537-3376. 3/22

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2 adult Velor single-speed three-wheel trikes for sale. Asking $150 each. 562-244-1113. 3/01

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Invacare-All-In-One commode. Good condition. $109 new, asking $50 OBO. 562-594-4524. 3/01

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40-inch beautiful round oak table $60. Buyer pick up. Interested? Call 562-537-5425 3/15

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FOR SALE: Washer/Dryer GE Unitized Spacemaker 3.2 cu. ft. Washer and 5.9 cu. ft. Dryer, 120V, model GUD27, only 4 months old, excellent condition. Paid $1,300. Asking $900. Call 562-342-7189 3/15

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$529.00 Workman three speed tricycle. Excellent condition coaster and hand brakes. $250.00

562-493-2618 03/01

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TV FLAT SCREEN 33 inch Phillips – $50; Executive Chair – New – High Back, Adjustable Height – $70

310-871-5041 03/01

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2 Rose Hills Plots – Prime location. $7000.00 each. 562-596-2904 03/01

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2 Coral Chairs – $100.00 each. White 3 piece sectional sofa. Excellent condition – $100.00

562-596-2904 03/01

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Sale 2001 Chev. – 5-10 Pickup truck. Call Richard at 562-787-0928 03/01

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Easy fold ad hoc electric wheelchair. Easy to store in car trunk. Brand new. Never used. Accessories: spare battery, umbrella, car charger, cup holder, safety belt and tools. Paid $1.900. Asking $1.600.

Call Berj (562) 296-5181. 03/08

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CARPORTS

FOR RENT

Carport for Rent in Mutual 14. If interested call 562-439-1833. 03/01

WANTED

Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, Native American jewelry, turquoise silver, vintage watches. Will pay cash. Call 562-277-5909. 3/08

REAL ESTATE

I have a 2-bedroom, corner expanded unit in M1. I wold like to exchange it for a 2-bedroom unit with patio. Interested? Call 562-221-1232.3/08

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