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Three Dog Night Tribute at Amphitheater

Harmony—Three Dog Night Tribute

Scott Wood, comic opener

Sponsor: Seal Beach Dermatology Associates

Food Drive: Bring non-perishables to benefit veterans (see page 16).

Buffalo-born Chuck Negron, Cory Wells and Danny Hutton marked the year 1968 with Three Dog Night’s first chart-buster hit song “One.” The band registered a total of 21 Billboard Top 40 hits. Its beautifully-blended vocals backed by a solid rock ‘n’ roll, R&B rhythm section became  a staple of the late 60s and early 70s.  

Harmony, a Los Angeles-based tribute show, recreates the legend of Three Dog Night in both look and sound. It will play “Mama Told Me,” and other No. 1 hits, including “Black and White,” “Joy to the World” and more with “spot on” vocals that will melt away the years. Now a national show, Harmony will be a highlight of the season for Three Dog Night fans.

Comic Scott Wood

Scott Wood, aka “Mr. Punchline,” has been hailed as one of the funniest stand-up comics working today. Scott, whose often called the new Rodney Dangerfield, has performed across the United States and abroad and appeared on ABC, NBC, FOX, the Family Channel and Comedy Central. 

He has opened for Donna Summer, Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, Brooks and Dunn, Debbie Reynolds and more. 

Scott’s clean comedy and voice impressions can currently be heard on XM Radio and he’s traveling throughout California opening for the “Best of Doo Wop,” with the Platters, Drifters, Coasters and many more. 

Born in Glendora, California, Scott Wood has been cracking audiences up since going full time with his comedy in 1989. Among this career highlights are winning every comedy contest he’s entered and winning the Improv comedy club’s talent search for funniest comedian.

Amphitheater movies start Friday

Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater begin July 12, starting at 8 p.m. until September, when the shows start at 7:30 p.m. 

Six new movies will be shown on the gigantic screen on Friday nights through Sept. 7. Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies in your own back yard.

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, will kick off  the season tomorrow. The PG-13 movie runs 2 hours, 13 minutes and is rated PG-13. 

The movie is sponsored by  Alamitos West Health Care, Katella Senior Living and Sun Surf Veterinarian Hospital

For the complete movie schedule, see page 10.

GRF Survey deadlines approaching

The Golden Rain Foundation has distributed three surveys to gauge resident opinion on the addition of a restaurant/bar, improvements to the fitness center and the addition of a learning center.  Surveys can be dropped off at the off-white mailboxes located throughout the community, at the Recreation Office in Building 5, the Library or the Administration building. Those without a name, Mutual and unit number will not be included.  

To make your opinion count, make sure surveys are submitted by their deadlines: tomorrow, July 12, for the restaurant survey; July 19, fitness center survey; and July 26, learning center survey. 

Do not add to the survey except in the comment section as this information cannot be tabulated. The results will be published in the LW Weekly and reported at the GRF Recreation Committee in September.

 For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com. 

Stock Transfer closed July 17

  The Stock Transfer Office will be closed to the public on Wednesday, July 17. The office will reopen on Thursday, July 18, at 8 a.m.  

All other Administration offices will remain open. 

NWS Wharf Project is on track

The U.S. Navy has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Ammunition Pier and Turning Basin project. The Final EA includes the Navy’s evaluation of the potential environmental impacts of constructing a replacement ammunition pier, associated waterfront facilities, causeway, truck turnaround, and a new public navigation channel at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach in Seal Beach, California.

The Navy has determined that the project would have no significant impacts on the quality of the human, natural or cultural environment, or generate significant controversy. As a result, an Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared.

The finding is based on data collected in the EA,which was coordinated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, State Historic Preservation Office, California Coastal Commission (for coastal consistency determination), U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board and South Coast Air Quality Management District, 

Proposed Action

The Navy proposes to construct a 1,100-foot by 125-foot replacement ammunition pier, associated waterfront facilities, causeway, truck turnaround, and public navigation channel. The project would include dredging for the proposed pier and ship turning basin, as well as for a new public navigation channel that would separate Navy ships from civilian boats traveling to and from Huntington Harbour.

Document Availability

The Final EA and Finding of No Significant Impact documents are available on the project website at https://SealBeachEA.com and at the following public libraries:

• Seal Beach/Mary Wilson Library

• Bay Shore Neighborhood Library 

• Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library

• Westminster Branch Library

• Huntington Beach Central Library

 The documents are also available upon request by contacting:

 Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest

Attention: Code EV25.TB

937 N. Harbor Drive

Building 1, 3rd Floor (Environmental)

San Diego, CA 92132

 For More Information

For more information, visit the project website at https://SealBeachEA.com or contact the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Public Affairs Office at 626-7215.

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach is the primary munitions installation for the Navy’s Pacific Fleet surface ships. The base has an outstanding record of safety throughout its more than 70 years in operation and is a vital national asset. Its primary role is to store and maintain Navy and Marine Corps munitions and load and unload Navy ships and larger Coast Guard vessels with the munitions they need to conduct their missions. 

—from a prepared release

LW Dines Out

Finbars Italian Kitchen will host dinner service in Clubhouse 1 on July 15. Finbars does not require reservations and will be serving between 4:30-6 p.m. The dining room is open until 7, so people can come in any time during serving hours.

People can use regular Minibus service to get to the clubhouse until 6:30 p.m. and there is on-call service for the special needs access bus. For more information on the bus schedule, call 431-6586, ext. 372.

Hometown Buffet will serve brunch on Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Clubhouse 1. Cost is $11 for all-you-can-eat on site (no take-out).

Naples Rib Company serves in LW on the first Monday, and Hometown Buffet serves dinner on the fourth Monday. The Sunday brunch and omelet bar is here on the second and fourth Sundays (see menus below; copies are available in the Recreation office). 

Finbars Italian Kitchen

July 15

Finbars Italian Kitchen will be in Clubhouse 1 on July 15 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.; dining allowed until 7 p.m. Reservations are not required.



Roma tomatoes, basil, garlic, extra virgin olive oil; drizzled with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette on grilled Italian bread.


Spaghetti with Meatball or sausage, $14

Authentic slow-simmered “Sunday gravy” tomato sauce

Chicken Marsala, $15

Tender chicken breast cutlets sauteed with mushrooms in a Marsala wine sauce and demi-glaze reduction. Served with pasta or rice and vegetables.

Grilled Salmon, $16

Served with pasta and vegetables or rice

Hometown Buffet Sunday Brunch

Hometown Buffet will serve Sunday brunch with an omelet bar, $11, in Clubhouse 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

The buffet is all-you-can-eat on site, no take-out, cash or checks only. Check the LW Weekly for the rotating schedule or sign up for LW Live! for real time updates by going to www. lwsb.com and follow ing the link on the home page.

Hometown Buffet Brunch Menu

Hot Pot



Salad Table


-Coleslaw Salad

Juice Bar

-Orange Juice

Toast Bar


-Corn Bread

-White Bread

Hot Bars

-Biscuits & Country Gravy

-Scrambled Eggs

-Crispy Bacon

-Savory Sausage Links


-O’Brien Potatoes

-Baked Chicken Rotisserie

-Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

-Vegetable Rice

-Grilled Parmesan Tomatoes 

Omelet Station

-Omelets made to order

Dessert Station

-Strawberry Glazed Bananas

-Fruit Platter

-Chocolate Pudding

-Whipped Cream





-Breakfast Syrup

-Strawberry Glaze

-Brown Sugar


Smart Driver Class

The AARP Senior Smart Driver course will be held on July 15 and 16 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, from 1-5 p.m. each day. This is for people who have never taken a Smart Driver course. AARP members pay $15, non-members, $20, cash only. To reserve a spot and for more information, call Ruth Bradley, (714) 401-2237.

CTAP Program

The California Telephone Access Program offers a range of free, specialized phones that make it easier to hear, dial and call. CTAP also has phones that are designed for individuals who have restricted mobility, speech impairments, or who are blind or deaf.

Applying is Easy  

1. Pick up an application form at the Health Care Center, LW Library, News Office or the Member Resource Office (Administration Building, 2nd floor). Fill out Part 1.

2. Have Part 2 of the application filled out and signed by a medical doctor or other authorized professional.

3. CTAP representatives will be in the Health Care Center on July 19 from 10 a.m.-noon to answer questions about the free specialized equipment. They will have equipment on display for people to look at and ask questions. People who have the fully completed application form signed by their doctors may be able to receive equipment that day. 

CTAP will be able to process the first 10-12 people on a first-come, first-served basis. CTAP cannot exchange phones for existing customers at this event.

 For more information or application forms, call 1-888-806-1191 or visit www.CaliforniaPhones.org (veb chat available).

—Cindy Tostado 

LCSW, GRF Member Resource & Assistance Liaison

Accessibility Grant

Leisure World residents who have trouble stepping into the shower for any reason could be eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. Applications are now being accepted for the Leisure World Bathroom Accessibility Grant, which converts tub/shower combinations to showers-only for safer access. The tubs are refinished to look like new, and a new glass shower door enclosure is installed.  To qualify, applicants must be over 55 years of age and have an annual income below: One person, $66,500; two people, $76,000; and three people, $85,500. For more information, call CivicStone, Seal Beach’s  program administrator, at (909) 364-9000.

Passport Photos

Passport photos can be taken at the Copy & Supply Center in Building 5 from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.; two photos cost $10. 

For information, call 431-6586, ext. 345. 


Open Table community outreach welcomes LWers

by Donna Gambol

LW contributor

Dozens of Leisure World residents have discovered the unique venue of The Open Table, a community outreach ministry of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 11600 Los Alamitos Blvd. Open Table meets Tuesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. Now in its eighth year the program serves between 150-180 diners each week. Everyone is welcome.

About 18 volunteers, members of the congregation, work to ensure that the dinner is prepared, served and dining room cleared. They are assisted by students from Los Alamitos High School who are working on their service hours. Diners are encouraged to make donations to underwrite the expenses incurred. Donations never cover it all, so the Good Shepherd Church supplements the costs.

After the doors open, a volunteer walks around the tables, which have been decorated with a centerpiece, placemats, napkins and plastic cutlery to assign each a number. Then through a random drawing of tokens, he announces which table may begin to go through the service line.  

The flow of the evening is continuous, but time passes quickly as the dining room is alive with conversation and good company. Folks come from far and near—Westminster, Long Beach, Rossmoor, Artesia, Cypress, Seal Beach and Sunset to name some. I’ve even encountered some members of the Good Shepherd Congregation.

First is The Open Table’s signature salad: chopped lettuces, sliced olives, garbanzo beans, black beans, kidney beans, grated carrots, grated red cabbage, sliced cherry tomatoes, a bit of onion, and a “secret recipe” dressing.  It’s delicious.

Then comes the entr?e—always a surprise—based upon what protein the six volunteer cooks can get at a great price; it’s also based on what they feel like cooking from one week to the next, but it is a long time before the entree is repeated.

On separate occasions, I have enjoyed breaded pork chops served with apple sauce and a crab apple slice, spaghetti with a generous meatball, shepherd’s pie, penne pasta with chicken and a delightful marinara red sauce, lasagna with fresh grated Romano cheese and beef tips in a special gravy. The meal preparation is always made with love and feels like you’ve just gone home. It’s the way “mom” made it.

And mom would never let you forget your vegetables. Most often the vegetable complement is fresh produce: broccoli, carrots, corn, green beans, peas and once we had asparagus. Then of course is the “staff of life,” home-made bread, freshly sliced and buttered, with real butter—no margarine or other butter wannabes. You get the real deal here. Deserts too can be very special, from slices of cake and wedges of fresh pie to ice cream sandwiches or peach cobbler. 

Beverages include coffee, both regular and decaf, tea, lemonade, and water.

Leftovers are not thrown away but taken that evening to one of two shelters: Precious Life or CASA Youth Home. 

The Open Table is not the only senior outreach of Good Shepherd, they also offer a Senior Adult Singles Game Night, which features card and board games on the first Friday of the month—the next dates July 5 and Aug. 2—in the Fireside Room at the church from 6:30-9 p.m.

On Sunday, July 14, the church will sponsor a special concert tour of the Disney Concert Hall opening with a talk with Maestro Victor Vener and performance themed Bastille Day with excerpts from “Les Miserables” by Claude-Michel Sch?nberg, “Symphonie Fantastique” and Camille Saint-Saens’ “Organ” Symphony. That event will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude about 5:30 p.m., cost is $60/person.

Beit HaLev

Beit Halev services are accessed online on Livestream.com/Galityomtov and Facebook.com/galityomtov. Shabbat Ma’ariv services are at 6 p.m. and Shacharit services are at 10:30 a.m.

This week’s Torah portion is “Chukat,” involving the mysterious ritual of the Red Heifer, the deaths of Miriam and Aaron, the fateful incident at Meribah when Moses strikes the rock and a victorious battle with hostile tribes followed by successful negotiations with the Amorite king.

In addition to the Sabbath services, Rabbi-Cantor Galit Levy-Slater also conducts a short Weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday at 4 p.m. on SimShalom.com, that includes a Torah reading, a D’var Torah, a prayer for healing and the Mourner’s Kaddish.

Rabbi Galit’s beginner and intermediate Hebrew class are held Wednesday afternoons. 

People interested in learning prayerbook Hebrew or modern (conversational) Hebrew can contact Rabbi Galit at 715-0888 or duets@icloud.com for information regarding day and time. 

Life Changers

Life Changers are people who can bring the power, favor and light of heaven into circumstances encountered here on earth. Learn how to do this in a five-month study that started June 7 and will continue until October. It’s held from 1:30-3 p.m.  on the first and third Fridays.

All are welcome.

For more information, call Joan Eisenhart at 343-8066.

Community Church

Community Church will welcome church member Kelly Frankiewicz back to the pulpit on Sunday, July 14. 

She serves the congregation in a various volunteer leadership roles and is honored to share her gift of teaching with the congregation. 

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

The sermon title is “Go and Do Likewise.” In Luke 10:25-37, Jesus answered the big question, “who is my neighbor?” through the parable of the Good Samaritan. 

Virginia Olejnik will serve as lay liturgist.

The Sunday Bible study, led by Joy Reed, meets at 5 p.m. in the Fireside Room. The topic is “Death and Resurrection.” Everyone is welcome.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church welcomes everyone at its Saturday evening and/or Sunday morning services, when you will be warmly greeted and seated. 

The Saturday evening service begins at 5:15 with the Hospitality Room opening at 4:30 p.m. 

Sunday morning begins with Elder Jack Frost teaching Bible study at 9 a.m. form the book of Luke. 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, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in several hymns of worship

The church choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love.” Pastor Phil O’Malley will present the Communion meditation and service today. For the offertory, Pastor Bruce and Margaret Humes will sing, “Fill My Cup Lord”.

Pastor Gene Cherryholmes and the Praise Team will sing, “Awesome God,” followed by Diane Kindberg who will read Matthew 25:11-13.

Pastor Gene’s message for today will be “Oil In Your Lamp,” based on Matthew 25:1-13.

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. 

Hearing enhancements are available. Call the church office at 431-8810 for further information.

Redeemer Lutheran

“From Your Head to Your Heart” is the title of Pastor Lynda Elmer’s sermon on Sunday, July 14. Everyone is invited to the service at at Redeemer Lutheran Church, which has a welcoming sanctuary  in the heart of Leisure World next to the pool and golf course, and across from the Administration building; there is ample parking.

Congregational singing and celebratory music will be led by organist Sharon Heck.  Chris Moore will read the Scriptures and Prayers of the People will be led by Carol Costello. Barbara Dykman leads the greeting team, and Maria Swift is the usher.  

The Book of Romans is the focus for weekly Wednesday Bible class on July 17 in the Fellowship Hall from 10:30-11:30 a.m. also under the leadership of Pastor Lynda Elmer. Paul’s engaging and pivotal letter to the Romans continues, and everyone is invited to join in the discussion and learning. 

Care for people who are caregivers continues through the church’s Respite Center program that meets on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Call 596-1209 for information about registration.

For more information, call the church or www.redeemerlutheransealbeach.com.  

Rock Church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach campus, welcomes everyone to weekly services at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach.

Sunday services are in English at 9 and 11:15 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:45 p.m. People can listen to Sunday’s message for free by going to www.gototheorck.com. Select Seal Beach campus and click the podcast.

 For more information call (714)562-8233.

Assembly of God

Assembly of God Pastor Sam Pawlak will open the worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. He will introduce a longtime friend, Pastor Greg Rickets, from Long Pine whose message will be “Perspectives.” 

Denise Smith will lead worship, and Diana Mushagian will give announcements; visitors are welcome.

The Hymn Sing will start at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Cliff Vanderwal will give a testimony and sing a solo. Pastor Sam will close with devotions.  Those present will have the opportunity to choose songs they want to sing from the hymn book, and Ruth Olson will lead classic choruses of the past.

The evening concludes with fellowship, sharing treats and renewing friendships.

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

Revelation, Chapter 4, will be studied at the Wednesday Bible Study in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. Pastor Sam will lead the discussion and provide chapter outlines weekly to add to the notebooks being used.

LW Baptist

Leisure World Baptist Church will have Sunday School, with Bob Simons teaching, from 8:40-9:10 a.m., followed by fellowship over refreshments and coffee at the round table.

The service will begin at 9:45 a.m. 

Under the direction of Darlene Harris, the choir will present “I Will Call Upon the Lord.” Soloist Sophia Peng will sing “I Am Free.” 

Congregational Hymns include “Trust and Obey,” among others.

Pianist Yvonne Leon will play for the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn will give a message titled “God’s Word Shows Us Our Sin” from Romans 7:7-13.

The attended prayer room is open following the service.

The Men’s Fellowship will meet Monday, July 15, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, at 10 a.m.

The Energizers will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information, call 430-2920.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will have a Friday night service at 7 on July 12 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Karen Isenberg. An Oneg shabbat will follow.

On Saturday, July 13, the service starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, for services with Rabbi Isenberg. A potluck dairy lunch will follow at noon. During lunch, the Rabbi will discuss this week’s Torah portion.

The book club will meet at Ruth Hermann’s house on Tuesday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m. The story  “For Whom the Shofar Blows” will be discussed.

The picnic, which was rained out in May, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the picnic area near Clubhouse 1. Congregation Sholom will provide kosher hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, drinks, watermelon and condiments. The price is $10 per person.

To get or offer a ride to services, contact Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122 or Maria Bogart at 594-4362.

SB Spiritual Living Center

The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living will hold an intermedi Native American flute workshop on Sunday, July 14, from 1-3 p.m. The workshop will include a short review of the basic flute techniques and will be presented by Susan Redbird Collins, RScP.  Participants are required to sign up at the center or call the office at 598-3325 to RSVP.  Flutes will be provided for those registered; workshop fee is $20.

Rev. Nicole Von Atzingen will present a talk called “Binding Ourselves to the Good” at the Sunday, July 14, services from 9-11 a.m. Kinnie Dye and Lindsey Hundley will provide inspirational music.

A sacred drum meditation circle be featured at the service on Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. 

The high-energy, active form of meditation is influenced by its participants. No musical experience is needed to benefit from this ancient form of connecting with the spirit. 

The drum circle will be anchored by a large mother drum at its center. 

A wide variety of percussion instruments will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own.

The Spiritual Center, located at 500 Marina Drive in Seal Beach, is a loving spiritual sanctuary where everyone is welcome and the abundance of life is celebrated through study, inspiration, gratitude and service.

For information on events, classes, support groups and activities, visit the website at www.sbcsl.org or call 598-3325.

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly is known for its friendly members and convenient evening service. People who don’t have a church home are invited to drop by Faith Christian Assembly. Sunday Services meet at 10:30 a.m. and the Celebration service is at 5:30 p.m. 

The old hymns of the faith are featured as are relevant biblical messages from Pastor Gwyn Vaughn.

Friendly fellowship is important. Studies have shown that eating together improves unity. The church offers a Sunday Lunch Group, headed up by Patty Desmond and Donna Smith. They together for lunch each week and are very excited when someone new joins them for the fun. The exact restaurant is listed in the bulletin each week.   All are welcome.

Faith Fellowship Time is at 11 a.m. on Tuedays in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (summer hours) in the Garden Room. A GriefShare group meets at 2 p.m. on Fridays.

To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call  598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will meet for Mindfulness Meditation sessions from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31.

The group meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 7

The sessions are facilitated. Donations are welcome; admission is free. 

For more information, call (714) 234-8735 or email mindfulcircle@yahoo.com.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time on July 14. The First Reading is Deuteronomy 30:10-14, and the Second Reading is John 6:63C, 68C.

The Anointing of the Sick Mass is Saturday, July 13, at 8:30 a.m. It can be received by  baptized Catholics who are going to have a major surgery, those who are chronically ill and those who are elderly. 

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

Confessions are Saturdays and eves of Holy Days from 4-4:45 p.m. and on the first Fridays at 9:15 a.m.

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly is known for its friendly members and convenient evening service. People who don’t have a church home are invited to drop by Faith Christian Assembly. Sunday Services meet at 10:30 a.m. and the Celebration service is at 5:30 p.m. 

The old hymns of the faith are featured as are relevant biblical messages from Pastor Gwyn Vaughn.

Friendly fellowship is important. Studies have shown that eating together improves unity. The church offers a Sunday Lunch Group, headed up by Patty Desmond and Donna Smith. They together for lunch each week and are very excited when someone new joins them for the fun. The exact restaurant is listed in the bulletin each week.   All are welcome.

Faith Fellowship Time is at 11 a.m. on Tuedays in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (summer hours) in the Garden Room. A GriefShare group meets at 2 p.m. on Fridays.

To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call  598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.


LW Health and Fitness Classes

Ageless Grace

An eight-week chair-based exercise program addressing 21 specific aging factors is held at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. The exercises are practiced in a chair. Drop in anytime for $5 per session or pay $30 for all eight sessions. For more information, call Pam Turner, (760) 560-8161.

Chair Exercise

Classes for people at all fitness levels are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call 493-7063.

Feeling Good Exercise

     Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays,  in Clubhouse  1, with Sarah Grusmark and Thursdays with Katie Sellards; $3 per class; all fitness levels welcome. 

Fitness Fusion Upper/Lower Body Strength and Yoga

Classes are from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Clubhouse 6, top floor; $4 per class by the month or $5 for occasional drop-ins. For more information, call Marion Higgins at 296-8328.

Leisure Leggers

The walking and running club meets at 8 a.m., Mondays, in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 30- to 60-minute walk. For more information, call Tom Pontac, 304-0880.

Movement for Health and Self-Healing Medical Qigong Club

     Qigong practice sessions are held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. QiGong practitoner Dave Heilig instructs.  


Chair classes are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6; $5 per class. Instruction includes seated and standing exercises. Mat classes are Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Bring a mat. All other equipment will be provided. For more information, call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044, or Linda Neer, 430-3214. 

Qigong, Tai Chi Club

Qigong and tai chi classes to increase mobility and balance are at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Beginners welcome. For more information, call Joann Mullens at 596-3936.

Yoga, Beginning

Beginning yoga classes are held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, and on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Bring mats; $5 per class. For more information, call Patti Endly, 430-7291.

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi

Classes are from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Paul Pridanonda instructs. For more information, call 430-7143.

Yoga, Monday

Classes are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section C; $5  per class. For more information, call Pat Castaneda at 225-0273.


Classes are at 10 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Clubhouse 4 lobby; at 10 a.m., Thursdays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; and at 10 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; $5 per class. For more information, call Connie Adkins at 506-5063.


by Margaret Humes

LW contributor

Leona San Severino is smiling after dropping six pounds, making her the Top Loser of the Week. She’s on board with a new way of eating—no sugar, no flour, no dairy and doing exercises at her Matter of Balance class. She’s determined to keep going and the club is pulling for her to keep it up.

Food for Thought: Why does a one pound box of candy end up as five pounds on our hips?

Last week’s program featured share time, a forum for members to express their ups and downs. 

It can get discouraging when you hit a plateau and no matter how hard you seem to try, the scale won’t move. It’s also frustrating when you think you’re doing well, and the scale keeps going up. One member shared how she got to the point where she told herself, I don’t care anymore, I’ll eat what I want and just buy bigger muu-muus. Then she decided, no, it’s not healthy! 

We all struggle, and most of the time we’re hardest on ourselves. We’re not where we used to be and coming to this class where others know and encourage you makes all the difference. Having to come in after a big gain is one of the hardest things to do. Too many times shame will keep people away. And that’s when you really need the support, so no matter what, every day is a new day. We fall, we get back up and we help each other along the journey. 

Wa-Rite is a support group for women who need to lose 10 pounds or more. 

Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m. Weigh-ins are from 7:45-8:45 a.m. 

Annual dues are $10. To join or visit a meeting, call or text Diana Goins at 760-1293. Or just come in at 8:30 with your GRF ID. 

Meals on Wheels Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., is a nonprofit community service organization that delivers a variety of freshly prepared meals to homebound and active Leisure World shareholders. The discounted daily fee is $8.25 for a hot dinner and lunch consisting of a large salad or sandwich with a small side salad, dessert and carton of low-fat milk. Meals with a “friendly visit” are delivered weekdays between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Start a new client application online at www.mowlb.org or call Caron Adler at 433-0232.

Monday, July 15: Tuna and noodle casserole, biscuit, mixed vegetables, fresh cantaloupe cubes, chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, cucumber onion and dill salad

Tuesday, July 16: Lemon pepper chicken with caper sauce, au gratin potatoes, zucchini medley, fresh banana, entrée chicken pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, black olives, red onions, garbanzo beans and feta cheese

Wednesday, July 17: Whole wheat spaghetti with meat balls and marinara sauce, dinner roll, lemon pepper broccoli, baked pears, turkey, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, tri-color slaw.

Thursday, July 18: Chicken enchilada casserole with red sauce, seasoned pinto beans, cauliflower with pimento, peaches with yogurt, egg salad sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, beet salad with onions

Friday, July 19: Herb-rubbed pork roast with honey mustard sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, chocolate pudding,  turkey and ham Cobb salad with egg, tomato, bacon with blue cheese dressing

OptumCare at HCC

Dementia is a challenging and easily misunderstood topic. Without the right information, it can be even more difficult to help someone with the disease.

The Health Care Center is holding a workshop on the facts and fictions of dementia. Ben Allen from Alzheimer’s Orange County will discuss the fundamentals of the disease. He’ll also go over common misconceptions.

“There’s a lot of information out there, but some of it isn’t always accurate,” Ben said. “If we want to support those affected by dementia, we need to start with understanding the basics of the disease.”

“Knowing what is fact and what is fiction can help,” Ben added. “And knowing where to find the right resources makes an even bigger difference. This workshop is all about discovering many of the truths around dementia.”

Refreshments will be provided by Sunrise of Seal Beach. Following the workshop will be a 15-minute chair massage, sponsored by Alignment Health Plan. There are a limited number of appointments available; call ahead to reserve.

This is the second part of a six-part workshop series. The series is offered by Alzheimer’s Orange County, with activities provided by Alignment Health Plan. Future workshops include Caring Conversations, Planning for the Inevitable, Managing Legal Affairs, and being a Dementia Friend. Each workshop will be held at the Health Care Center. Stay tuned to Leisure World Weekly for future dates. Or stop by the HCC to pick up a flyer.

The July workshop will be held in Conference Room 1 at the Health Care Center on July 16 from 2-4 p.m. It is open to all residents. To make sure you get a seat, RSVP by calling the HCC reservation line at (949) 923-3233. Leave your full name and include you would like to attend the July 16 Alzheimer’s workshop.

Upcoming events at the Health Care Center

• Tuesday, July 9: Alzheimer’s support group, 10-11 a.m., Conference Room 2

• Wednesday, July 10: Laughing for the Health of It, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Conference Room 2

• Monday, July 15: OTC Medication, 10-11 a.m., Conference Room 1

• Tuesday, July 16: Dementia 101: Fact vs. Fiction, sponsored by Alzheimer’s Orange County, 2-3:30 p.m., Conference Room 1; RSVP requested.

• Tuesday, July 16: 15-minute chair massage, sponsored by Alignment Health Plan, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Conference Room 2. Available by appointment only; RSVP required.

• Wednesday, July 17: Sonus hearing screening, 9-10:30 a.m., Conference Room 2

• Friday, July 19: California Telephone Access Program, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Conference Room 1

• Tuesday, July 23: Alzheimer’s Support Group, 10-11 a.m., Conference Room 2

• Monday, July 29: Diabetes Summer Survival Guide, 10-11 a.m., Conference Room 1

• Friday, July 26: Red Cross Blood Drive, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Conference Room 1

To RSVP for these events, call the HCC reservation line at (949) 923-3233. Leave your name, the name of the event you’d like to attend, and the date of the event.  

Wellness Club

The Wellness Club will meet on July 16 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Holly Weber, RN, and Shelly Mckay, a health and wellness director at Kannabis Works, a legal cannabis dispensary in Santa Ana, will give the presentation.

They will provide current information on cannabis, including the medical benefits, growing it in California, the politics involved, and where it can be purchased locally.

Mckay has coached patients since 2015 with the goal of educating them to make informed decisions about using cannabis to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. Helping clients to find the minimal effective dose of cannabis while keeping cost down is one of her and her staff’s primary objectives. 

She will co-present with Weber, a cannabis RN, who has taught the class Healthy Not High at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on the campus at California State University, Long Beach, since 2018. She has maintained a wellness practice in California  since 2006 and in New York since 1985. 

Together they will discuss the endocannaboid system, CBD, other components of the cannabis plant, different ways to ingest cannabis, microdosing and risks of using cannabis. 

They will also cover what to ask and tell doctors, top ten reasons seniors are using cannabis, and what to expect when you go to a legal dispensary. 

All are welcome to come and engage in a lively discussion. 

Wellness Club meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (room change). There are no dues or fees, and all are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Mark Harrington, 889-9101, or Charla Gae, 446-0005.

Senior Meals

Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Community Senior Serv, offers a weekly hot meals program at the North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr. The center is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:15 a.m. Suggested donation: $3 for seniors 60 and older; $5 for all others. For more information, call 430-6079.

Monday, July 15: Cheese enchiladas, Spanish rice, pinto beans, spring mix salad with vinaigrette dressing, sugar-free fruit crisp

Tuesday, July 16: “Sunday” Brunch cheese omelet, tator tots, apple chicken sausage, garden salad with dressing, whole wheat bread, fresh melon

Wednesday, July 17: Butternut squash soup with crackers, crab, corn and tomato salad with lemon basil dressing on a bed of spinach, mini blueberry muffin, tropical fruit

Thursday, July 18: Beef chunks with burgundy sauce, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, sugar-free fruit gelatin

Friday, July 19: Split pea soup with crackers, farro with butternut squash salad, cherry tomatoes with shredded mozzarella and lemon vinaigrette, sugar-free cookies

Perspectives 07-11-19

Watch Your Step

by Cathie Merz


Acting Inspector General of Social Security Gale Stallworth Stone has issued a warning about an ongoing phone scam from thieves pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Several shareholders have called, stopped by the office and emailed questioning calls they have received from “Social Security” declaring that their Social Security number (SSN) “has been suspended for suspicion of illegal activity,” and advises the person to contact a specific phone number immediately. 

Most of these calls are “robocalls” or automated calls. The robocall or caller may also warn that if you don’t call back, your assets or benefits will be frozen until your alleged issue is resolved. 

Nancy Davidson, Mutual 3, said “The voice was very authoritative which would intimidate the unwary call recipient.”

Remember that Social Security or any government agency will not contact a person by phone. Government agencies correspond in writing through the U.S. Mail.

The SSA established a “Robocall Strike Force” in 2016 to develop solutions to prevent, detect and filter unwanted robocalls. The task force was made up of communications companies including cell and landline service providers, phone manufacturers, operating system (OS) developers and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Members included such communications leaders as Apple, Bandwidth, Comcast, Google, Microsoft, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. However, two years later, there doesn’t seem to be any real progress made to stop robocalls.


You receive a robocall about an amazing business opportunity. You can work from home and make hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dollars doing something simple, right from home. Sounds like a winning deal, right? Well, it’s not.

The work-from-home call may float the names of major companies (“You can make hundreds as an authorized Amazon affiliate,” for example). Or the offer may be for you to work stuffing envelopes, doing data entry or assembling crafts, among other things. Training isn’t required, but, of course, you’ll have to pay something upfront for supplies, certification, coaching, website design, client leads, etc. In return you may get a load of useless information, or nothing at all, or a demand that you place more ads to recruit more people into the scheme.

• The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) receives roughly 10,000 complaints a year about work-at-home scams. 

• Don’t assume work-from-home offers are real just because they have a website, appear in the newspaper or even on a legitimate job site. 

• Website testimonials for these businesses are often fake, typically revolving around a struggling individual suddenly making lots of money after taking advantage of this amazing opportunity. 

• If your earnings are tied primarily on recruiting other people to join the operation, this is a pyramid scheme, not a job opportunity. 

• Before you sign up or send any money, check out the company offering the job with your state consumer protection agency and with the Better Business Bureau. 

• Ask detailed questions. The FTC recommends you ask how you will be paid (such as by salary or commission), who will pay you and when, and exactly what you will get for any money you provide. 

• Learn about the FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule, which requires companies to disclose key information about business opportunities they are selling. 

• If you have been targeted by this scam or have fallen victim, call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at (877) 908-3360 for guidance and support. 

When it comes to fraud, vigilance is the number one weapon. You have the power to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams. Share this alert with friends and family and visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network, www.aarp.org, for more information. 

—AARP Fraud Watch Network

Making History

July 11, 1804 – In a duel held in Weehawken, New Jersey, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shot his longtime political antagonist Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, a leading Federalist and the chief architect of America’s political economy, died the following day.

July 13, 1985 – Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in London. The worldwide rock concert raised money for the relief of famine-stricken Africans. The the 16-hour “superconcert” continued at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia and at other arenas around the world. It raised more than $125 million in famine relief for Africa.

July  17, 1955 – Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy and futurism opened. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, and soon brought in staggering profits. Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion.

Letters to the Editor


It is easy for people who don’t need a service and have never used a service to say a service was too expensive.

The service that was discontinued was ADA-compliant buses for frail, elderly and disabled residents of this community.

They say there are other services available, but that is not accurate. These buses had ramps for the passengers to enter and exit the bus. Passengers did not have to walk up and down steps. The transportation manager found buses that met the specific needs of our community. These buses did not operate every day.

Our community lost a very much needed amenity provided by monthly assessments. This amenity was not a sport or a leisure activity or a pleasant place to meet for social activities. It was much needed by some members of the community.

Too expensive? At $50-60,000 a year it would have raised the monthly assessment less than 55 cents per dwelling unit.

Once the management company takes away an amenity, it opens the door to other amenities being taken away that are paid out of the same monthly assessments. 

Can’t we all get along and use the amenities we need or want that make us happy? It’s a shared money pot so all residents can pick and choose which amenities suit them.

Betty Hie

Mutual 12


I have been doing some research on Leisure World Recreation spending. Below is information from annual budget reports from 2007-2019. Also price per apartment per year based on 6,608 units. 

The figures represent the Amphitheater shows, Saturday night dances and special events. The extra special events started in 2014. Note the increase in the budget in 2014.




 Year          Budget            Price

                  Amount         per Apt

2007 $142,785 $21.61

2008 $163,270 $24.71

2009 $144,120 $22.81

2010 $152,170 $23.03

2011 $159,820 $24.18

2012 $115,170 $17.43

2013 $136,220 $20.61

2014 $213,920 $33.37

2015 $266,588 $40.34

2016 $318,010 $48.12

2017 $328,599 $49.73

2018 $331,716 $50.20

2019 $388,088 $58.73

Linda Herman 

Mutual 12


My husband and I attended the veterans appreciation celebration, not knowing what to expect.

The Korean-American  Club members were very organized, including a sit-down Korean dinner, and the best cheesecake we have ever had.

The club members were friendly and showed the veterans how thankful they were  that we saved their lives during that war.

The chorale professionally sang  “Armed Forces, the Pride of America.”

Awards and certificates were given to the veterans, presented by Michelle Park Steel, Orange County supervisor.

We want to thank The Korean-American Club and Michelle Park Steel.

Ron and Bobbie Olsen

Mutual 10


by Jim Greer

LW Interfaith Council

In his poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost observed that the two roads that diverged in a yellow wood were equally enticing. In this instance, he “took the one less traveled by.” His curiosity to find a unique experience led him down the second path, and “kept the first for another day!” 

As seniors, we all have the regret of having asked, couldn’t we have wandered off our familiar path to take a new way “that was grassy and wanted wear?” While there’s much to be said for consistency – it’s less stressful and free of surprises, wouldn’t it be more thrilling to have walked “in leaves no step had trodden black?” Every day those new trails should implore us to tread on unknown ground, rather than wonder whether we “should ever come back.”

In her book, “Neuroscience for Leadership,” Tara Swart explains that our brain is “inherently lazy” and will always “choose the most energy efficient path” if we let it. While we’ll never learn and change as quickly and efficiently as we once did, we don’t have to be stuck with our thought patterns from childhood. 

Dr. Swart, and MIT fellow Dr. Deborah Ancona revealed in a class for senior management and business executives, three paths to keep the brain agile.

The first path is Focused Attention – hone in on parts of the brain that you use less frequently and engage in an effort, like learning a new language or a musical instrument, so challenging that you’ll feel mentally and physically exhausted after practicing. This mental exertion forces your brain to work in ways to which it is unaccustomed, enabling your mind to grow new neurons strong enough to connect with existing neurons, forming new pathways.

The second path is Deliberate Repetition and Practice – only through repetition and practice can those neuron connections be established well enough to become habitual or default behaviors. And if we are to learn a new language or a musical instrument, we can only measure our growth by continually setting goals to measure that growth and achievement. During this time, motivation, willpower, and self-control are critical.

The third path is The Right Environment – to have the energy to keep your brain flexible and “plastic,” you need to be in good physical health, primarily because your brain absorbs massive amounts of your body’s nutrients. You needn’t be an Olympic athlete, just get your heart and mind healthy by drinking plenty of water, eating healthy food and getting adequate rest. The hydration, nutrients and rest are even more important as your brain learns, unlearns and relearns behavioral patterns and sends resources through the blood supply to areas to which you’re focusing attention and concentration. 

Our travels needn’t be far-flung. Nor should the cost of our adventures be dear. Enticing new paths will open up before us in our own neighborhoods and among our old and new friends. Embarking on new ways will make our journeys joy-filled and free of feeling the guilt of not having left new paths unventured. And with our friends, we will enjoy sharing the tales of our journeys, “telling this with a sigh. Somewhere ages and ages hence.”

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Communications and Technical Director. 

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly 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.

Government 7-11-19

Security Corner

by Victor Rocha

security services director

As we continue to ask motorists to drive safely, pedestrians must do their part to stay safe while walking inside the community. 

• Be aware that lighting conditions, such as bright sunshine and glare, or low light and shadows make it harder for motorists to see you.

• Mind the traffic controls. Don’t walk against a red light. Allow yourself enough time to cross the street.

• Take care when walking through parking lots. Drivers may quickly back up out of a parking space and not see you. Look for back-up lights and listen to engine noise.

• Be a defensive walker. Expect that drivers cannot see you. Make eye contact with a driver when crossing the street.

• Dress to been seen at night. Wear bright colored or reflective clothing.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact me at 431-6586, ext. 371.

GRF Board of Directors Meetings

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. 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, July 11 Communications Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, July 12 Executive Committee 

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, July 15 Finance Committee

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, July 16 Management Services Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration canceled

Friday, July 19 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 10 a.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, July 11 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, July 12 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Monday, July 15 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, July 17 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m. 

Thursday, July 18 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, July 18 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 3, Room 9 1:30 p.m. 

Friday, July 19 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, July 22 Mutual 8

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, July 24 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, July 25 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, July 26 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Club rules to change

by Kathy Thayer

asst. recreation manager

GRF provides ample opportunity to promote clubs, but some of the policies are changing, which could affect the way you advertise.

One of the best ways of getting the word out about your organization or event is on the digital bulletin boards that grace every clubhouse, as well as GRF offices.  Professionally crafted, eye-catching flyers scroll 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving your club its best exposure.  The newly passed policy governing this option, with the specifications, can be obtained from the News or Recreation Departments.  Simply put, you may submit your own professional quality artwork, in landscape view, or let the News Department create it for you for a fee.  Currently, clubs may also provide six 8-½ x 11-inch flyers, in portrait view, two weeks to one month in advance of the gathering to be posted by the Recreation Department at designated locations.

Clubs may submit articles to the newspaper by the end of business on Thursdays to be published the following week.  Any GRF club or organization may submit contact and meeting information or even have a link to a subsite under the Active Living tab on LWSB.com.  It is the club’s responsibility to see that this information is kept up to date.

GRF Policy 1406-50, item 5 states: “Although Members are allowed to invite guests, no club may advertise or publicize its activities so as to imply its membership or events are open to non-GRF Members.”

Recently, with the prolific use of social media, postings and ads for club events have been showing up on the internet.  It is incumbent upon club officers to educate their members about the policies governing clubs and that promoting an event on trust property outside of Leisure World is strictly prohibited.  Electronic newsletters would fall under this provision and should be shared exclusively with club members, with the disclaimer that this event is closed to non-GRF Members.

Although club members may invite a guest, it should be emphasized that the Shareholder/Member who invites the guest must accompany them at all times.

Clubs may not advertise any activity that is in violation of state, local, or federal law.  Unless a club is a registered charitable organization or other non-profit with a license to conduct a lottery, raffles and other games of chance are illegal and cannot be promoted.

Recreation receives calls daily inquiring about clubs when information is not readily found.  Help us help you get the word out and we thank you for doing it within the rules.

For more information, contact the Reservations Office by email at kathyt@lwsb.com.


The holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2019 is as follows:

Labor Day – Monday,  Sept. 2

Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10 and Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned on Friday, Aug. 30.

Veteran’s Day – Friday, Nov. 11

Mutual 3, Carports 39-42 and Mutual 4, Carports 54-56, will be cleaned on Monday, Oct. 30.

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, Nov. 28

Mutual 11, Carports 130-131, Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, and Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned on Friday, Nov. 29.

Christmas Day – Wednesday, Dec. 25

Mutual 10, Carports 117-120, 122-124, will be cleaned Monday, 

Dec. 30.

Community 07-11-19

Sunshine Club

Brenda Soto Bryan from Allstate Insurance returns to Leisure World as a guest speaker at the Sunshine Club tomorrow, July 12, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Her topic will be “The Second Biggest Financial Mistake Most People Make.” She will share ideas on how to avoid it. 

Her last presentation to the Sunshine Club was titled “The Two Biggest Financial Mistakes That Most People Make and How To Avoid Them.” It  was centered around Risk No. 1, failure to protect against every day risk.   

Brenda has just under four decades of risk management experience with Allstate Insurance Company and is the owner of the Brenda Soto Bryan Insurance agency, which is  ranked in the top 10 of all Allstate agencies nationwide and has achieved many company honors over the past 39 years. She is highly recognized and sought after by Allstate as a leader in California.  As a result of her unique perspective on risk management and asset protection, she is consistently called upon to represent her company and peers as a “trusted advisor” in her field.

 Brenda has developed a team of college educated insurance and financial professionals, who as advisors, strive to educate clients, recommending the most effective way to protect their assets, and everything they’ve worked so hard for.

 Brenda is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and has been recognized by the Association with the LIFE Foundation Customer Service Award. She is an active Orange County Girl Scout Leader and volunteers her time as a girls volleyball coach.

The club appreciates shareholders bringing their own coffee mugs to participate in the “Save The Earth” program the club began about five years ago. Arrive 5-10 minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m.

Club meets on Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (except the first Friday in Room 9), from 10 a.m.-noon. All shareholders are welcome to attend, no membership is required. 

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

American Legion Food Drive

The men and women of the American Legion Post 327 will have barrels at all entrances of the Amphitheater tonight to collect food for the homeless vets in the local area. 

The need is greatest for canned meats such as Spam, tuna, ham, chicken as well as all kinds of canned fruits and vegetables. All donations are greatly appreciated. There will also be cans for money donations should people forget to bring food. 

Every year, the Leisure World residents have been most generous with their donations. The Legion is hoping this will be another record breaking year. 

Members of the Post and the Auxiliary will be at the tables about 7 p.m. tonight. 

At the luncheon in June, Lorna Miller-Kaplan and her slate of officers were installed for the new year which began July 1. Carol Borgman and Pat Alvarez were the installing officers for the event. 

Activities continue during the summer months even though there are no official business meetings until September.

Nikkei Club 

The Nikkei Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on  Saturday, July 13, in a new location, Clubhouse 3, Room 1. This large room will accommodate up to 85 persons, and has a kitchen area.  It is the first unit on the right side of the west entrance to Clubhouse 3.    

Bento lunch, $9, will be pre-ordered for those who call a member of the telephone committee, Kazuko Monobe, 280-4916; Margie Kido, 544-4463;or Alberta Karch, 296-5567.

The guest speaker will be Lisa Kaufman  from CaptionCall. She will give a talk about the company’s telephone and explain how members can qualify to receive the phone and installation free.

She will be accompanied by an audiologist.   

As seniors age, hearing  and other senses diminish. If you cannot distinguish words correctly and can only guess what is being said, especially over the telephone, there may be a solution. It’s called the captioned telephone, which is like having new ears, along with having a secretary to write down the conversation. Not only can the sound be amplified, but you won’t miss any of the words, because the phone will display the conversation in big bold text on a large screen that you can read and verify later if you want.  Even if you wear hearing aids, you can hear better with CaptionCall phone. It can also make it easier to recall conversations. The phone works like a regular phone, but with many other features.  

CaptionCall is a federally funded ADA program designed to help individuals with hearing loss communicate better. To verify that you have a hearing loss, a simple Professional Certification Form will be available to qualify you for a no-cost CaptionCall phone.  

For more information go online to  www.CaptionCall.com  or call  (877) 557-2227.

Talk to your hearing care provider about eligibility for CaptionCall.  To qualify you need:

• Certification of hearing loss

• A standard home phone line

• An Internet connection

Those who qualify can receive the CaptionCall phone and service at no cost.

The Nikkei Club is making plans for its annual picnic on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. 

Parking is available in the lot across the street behind golf course. Do not park in the marked parking areas on the east side of the picnic area or along the west side of Clubhouse 1.

Hawaiian-style barbecued chicken and beef will be ordered for the main course. Side dishes such as salads, vegetable dishes, plain rice or spam-musubi,  desserts and watermelon will be provided by members. Water, soda, coffee and tea are included.

There is no charge to those who bring a side-dish or dessert to compliment the main menu. Those who do not contribute food must pay $7.

All members, along with their families and other interested persons are invited to join members at the picnic grounds.  

Notify a member of the Picnic Committee with names of all who will be  attending as early as possible, so that plenty of  barbecued meat can be ordered. Contact Michi Kimura,  mwkimura@gmail.com, (714) 317-1102; Sherie Vanek, nobukova2@gmail.com, 296-8074; or Sybil Tanabe, lokilani8@yahoo.com, (714)496-5012.

More information will be forthcoming soon.

Angels Game Day

Watch Angel All Star Mike Trout along with designated hitter Shoehei Ohtani take on the Detroit Tigers in a day-game on July 31 at 1:07 p.m. The bus will depart from the Amphitheater at 11 a.m. 

This is the Recreation Department’s third scheduled Leisure World Day at Angel Stadium this season. 

To join in the excitement at the game, visit the Recreation Office, located in Building 5, lower level, and purchase tickets, $40, including transportation. Accessible seating is available if requested at the time of ticket purchase. The tickets are non-refundable.

A hot dog and beverage may be purchased for an additional $6.50, and a ball cap may be added for $3. 

Participants need to complete a release form, also available at the Recreation Office. The bus will leave from the Clubhouse 4 parking lot.

All GRF excursions, hosted by the Recreation Department and LW Library are self-supporting and shareholder/members who do not participate do not bear the cost.  If you enjoy these trips would like to see them continue, or have ideas for future trips, send an email to events@lwsb.com.  Your opinion counts. 

For more information, contact the recreation coordinator at 431-6586, ext. 326, or email, events@lwsb.com.

PEO Card Party

The PEO card party and luncheon is on the fourth Wednesday of the month, July 24. If any changes need to be made or new tables started, call Jan Krehbiel by Saturday, July 20.

The PEO card party is held in Clubhouse 2, and everyone should be seated by 11:45 a.m.  Lunch is served at noon.  The price of lunch is $12 and includes an entree, salad, roll, dessert and beverage.  Tax and tip are included.  At this price, it is the best bargain in town.  To come just for lunch, make a reservation. 

To play cards without  lunch, pay $3 toward the PEO scholarship fund.

Everyone living in Leisure World is invited to play at the card party.  Men and women can play any game they want to play, poker, Euchre, dominos, Skip-bo, canasta, Hand and Foot, Phase 10, Five Crowns, bridge. Tables can be set up any way needed. Just show up and have a really great fun day with, friends, food and winnings.

For more information, call Jan Krehbiel, 431-8240.

LW Democrats

Seal Beach Leisure World Democrats will be in for an exciting afternoon at its meeting on July 17 at noon in Clubhouse 4.  Meg James, a corporate media reporter for the Los Angeles Times, will be joined by Darrell Kunitomi, the Los Angeles Times historian, speaking on the future of print journalism.  Club members and supporters are welcome.  

Part of the program will include a discussion related to Ms. James reporting about the infamous “Hanging Chads” in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election and how that might relate to the 2020 election in light of this year’s ultra-tight Florida state-wide election.  

Additionally, the two will talk about the revitalized LA Times newsroom under new local ownership, and how newspapers and other media outlets cover politics and elections.

On July 12, some club members will participate in the Lights for Liberty event in Los Alamitos.  This international event was created to speak out and stand up against the conditions in the detention camps for those seeking asylum.

On July 24, eight club members will register individuals to vote at a booth at the Orange County Fair.

Pageant of the Masters Trip

The GRF Recreation Department trip to an evening performance of the 2019 Pageant of the Masters on Wednesday, Aug. 14, is completely sold out, however a waiting list is being taken and if enough interest is shown, a second bus will be added, so contact the events coordinator as soon as possible to be added to the list.

The 2019 Pageant of the Masters, “The Time Machine,” will take audiences around the globe and into the past, present and future in search of great art and amazing stories. Taking its cues from science fiction and steam punk fantasies, “The Time Machine” will be a ticket to thrills, laughter, beautiful music and extraordinary living art under the stars.

Seating will be in the main tier, which offers an ideal perspective for the performance. Although it might be sunny and warm during the day, be prepared for the temperature to drop when the sun goes down. 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 are $85 and include bus fare and gratuity. 

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

Mutual 7 Potluck Lunch

Mutual 7 will host a potluck picnic on Saturday, July 13, at 11:30  a.m. in the Clubhouse 1  picnic area.

Hot dogs, buns, condiments, paper goods and  plastic ware will be provided by the Mutual.  Residents are asked to  bring ready-to-serve picnic side dishes to serve eight and their own beverages.

Mutual 7’s popular  bingo will be played following lunch. Bring an unwrapped “white elephant” gift no longer wanted but too god to throw away.

Remember, do not park on the east side of the picnic area or you can be ticketed or towed away.

For reservations, call Carol Rasmussen, 594-4139.

Korean-American Classic Music Academy

The Korean-American Classic Music Academy will meet today, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 for a class featuring Johannes Brahms’  “Piano Quartet No. 2, Mov. I”; “Piano Quintet, Mov. I”; “Four Songs, No. 1, No. 2” and “A German Requiem, Mov. II.”

Ken Chong will present Chopin’s “Polonaise Heroic” and “Fantasie-Impromtu” and Schumann’s “Scenes from Childhood” and “Woman’s Love and Life” (song cycle).

Robert Chung will follow with an episode of Monsieur Martin Hurkens’ singing “Raise Me Up.”

The class is conducted in Korean. The objective of the KACMA is to promote fellowship through interpretation and appreciation of classical music, including symphonies and operas and by attending concerts.

For further information, contact President Angel Joh, 598-0313, or Program Chair Robert Chung, 387-7377, robertschung@hotmail.com.

Relatively Speaking

David S. Kim, son of Grace Kim, Mutual 14, became the third Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) during a swearing in ceremony on July 2 in the Governor’s press room at the State Capital.

The ceremony was conducted by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Cabinet Secretary Ana J. Matosantos. David’s wife, Julie, held the family Bible that was passed down from his grandfather to his father and now to him. The leather bound Bible is in Korean and English.

David is the first Korean-American to hold the position of secretary in the U.S.  

He was born and raised in nearby Davis, California, and several of his high school teachers and friends attended the ceremony along with the associate pastor from the Davis Presbyterian Church and two psychiatrists from UC Davis Medical Center.

CalSTA manages California’s roads, trains and water transportation systems. 

David will oversee 40,000 employees working for the Board of Pilot Commissioners, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the California Transportation Commission, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the High-Speed Rail Authority, the Office of Traffic Safety and the New Motor Vehicle Board.

David is a longtime transportation leader with experience in the private sector as well as all three levels of government. David spent nearly eight years in senior level roles at the U.S. Department of Transportation. He served as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the number two position in the agency. Additionally, he was FHWA’s Associate Administrator for Policy and Governmental Affairs and before that, spent two years as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.

David earned a B.A. in political science from Occidental College and a master’s of public administration from the University of Southern California.

GOP Club

Ruth Weiss, vice president and co-founder of the Election Integrity Project California, Inc. (EIPCa) will speak to the LW GOP Club on Wednesday, July 17.

She will address the challenges of the new election laws including those allowing “harvesting” of ballots and the elimination of LW polling places to be replaced by “voting centers” outside of our community.

The EIPCa has been trying to reduce voter fraud by having poll watchers observe polling places and report on any suspicious activities.

Ruth says that she gained her respect for America from her father who was a U.S. History teacher. “He taught using primary documents to instill a deep understanding of the country’s real roots and purpose,” she said.

After teaching high school English and Spanish for 34 years, Ruth began to search for a new way of contributing to society and to her fellow citizens.

“The evidence that all is not well with California’s election process became clear in the early days of this century,” she said.

She states that voting in every election is the greatest privilege that American citizens have.

“But if our election process is subverted by error, apathy, carelessness and fraud,” she said, “then we are robbed of the significance and purpose of the privilege of voting.”

Ruth is currently serving as EIPCa’s vice president, director of Legislative Oversight, and director of the Southern Region of California.


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Roszell, Maxine 


Maxine Roszell, born on April 24, 1923, in Girard, Pennsylvania, passed away at age 96, on June 22, 2019, in Bellflower, California. 

She was the beloved wife of Sherman Roszell. 

She is survived by her children, Donna Penn and Gary Hall; brothers, Clyde and Frank; her four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Memorial services were held Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 2 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cerritos, California. 

For more information please go to www.luybendilday.com Luyben Dilday Mortuary (562) 425-6401. 

—paid obituary


Richard Earl “Dick” Davies

July 21, 1930-June 16, 2019

He was a kind soul and a caring man. 

He was deeply committed to God and his church.

His arms were always open to family and friends.

There were no boundaries to his kindness and generosity.

He led a full life and left us quietly into God’s hands.

He will be deeply missed.

A memorial for Richard is planned July 14, at 11:45 a.m. at  First Christian Chapel. 

All are welcome.


Mathews, Mary Theresa 


Services for Mary Theresa Matthews, 93, Mutual 10, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Faith Christian Assembly.

Mary died May 31, 2019.


Traveling Tigers

Professional photographer and author, Karen Leffler and her partner, Abby Stevens, intrepid travelers for 50 years will present the program on the Society Islands archipelago at the Traveling Tigers Travel Club’s monthly meeting, Wednesday, July 17, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.  

The social potluck luncheon begins at noon. Members are reminded to bring their coffee cups and place settings. 

At 1 p.m. President Edward Hickman conducts a short business meeting and at 1:15 p.m. the program of “Exploring French Polynesia” will be begin. 

Abby will discuss numerous, money-saving strategies that can be easily utilized by the first class traveler as well as the regular tourist to vacation in the islands.

Karen’s discussion and slide show will cover not-to-be-missed high points of each island. This includes underwater photography of stunning and bizarre tropical fish, manta rays, coral reefs, sharks as well as the verdant, sun drenched, volcanic islands themselves. Visiting both windward and leeward islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea and the tiny island of Tahaa, set on the coral Motu Tautau, the islands have been explored  by air, boat and land by Karen and Abby.  

Shareholders who would like to hear the program, contact Susan Shaver, vice president,  at 795-9151 for complimentary seating.

Susan announced the club’s 39th annual picnic is confirmed for Aug. 21, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area at noon. Members are to bring $5 cash to the July 17 meeting to sign-up for the catered picnic and fun games day.

On the Go

Day Trips 

Pala Casino – Friday, July 26, $6, American Legion, Phyllis Pierce, 362-0437

Anaheim Angels vs. Tigers – July 31, $40, GRF Recreation, events@lwsb.com, 431-6586, ext. 326

Casa Romantica, Newport Harbor Cruise – Aug. 8, $99 with breakfast buffet, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Hollywood Bowl, Tchaikovsky Spectacular, featuring USC Trojan Marching Band with Fireworks – Aug. 10, $99, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Pantages Theatre, Miss Saigon – Aug. 10, $149, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach – Aug. 14, $85, GRF Recreation, events@lwsb.com, 431-6586, ext. 326

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Cal Phil, The Emperor’s Roundup – Aug. 18, $99, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Wild Goose Cruise, Newport Harbor Aboard John Wayne’s Yacht With Roger’s Gardens – Aug. 24, $129 with champagne brunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Glendale Center Theatre, “Annie” – Aug. 31, $99 with lunch Tam O’ Shanter Inn, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Harrah’s Rincon – Thursday-Monday, no Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 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 

Black Hills & Badlands – six days, Aug. 17-22, featuring Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, single hotel stay, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton – eight days, Aug. 28–Sept. 4, featuring Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton national parks, National Park lodge stays, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

 Canadian Rockies & Glacier Park–Sept. 10-16, Traveling Tigers Club, Joanna Matos, 598-1849

Enchanting Canyonlands – six days, Sept. 19-24, featuring Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef national parks, Cedar Breaks, Escalante-Grand Staircase, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Colors of New York & Niagara – seven days, Sept. 25–Oct. 1, featuring Niagara Falls, Fingers Lakes, Berkshires, Norman Rockwell Museum, Corning, Toronto. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Palm Springs, Death Valley, Joshua Tree & Las Vegas – Nov. 4-7, Traveling Tigers, Joanna Matos, 598-1849

Hearst Castle at Christmas –Dec. 16-18, Traveling Tigers, Joanna Matos, 598-1849

Around Town

In partnership with luxury cruise line, Cunard, the iconic RMS Queen Mary unveil  a new, permanent exhibition, “The Cunard Story.” The exhibition showcases Cunard’s remarkable 179-year history, its relationship with The Queen Mary, its founder’s vision, the ships it inspired and continues to bring forward, and their influence on immigration, global maritime policies and technological innovation. ‘The Cunard Story’ will showcase the company’s legacy through artifacts, photographs and film, and will also feature an ‘immigration salon’ that allows visitors to digitally explore ancestry databases. Through the offerings, visitors can experience ancestor arrival dates and specific ships that carried them, allowing for a deeply personal experience.

The Queen Mary alone transported thousands of passengers during her Cunard service; and approximately one in five immigrants sailed to the U.S. on a Cunard ship at the height of the immigration period during the latter part of the 19th century and early 20th century.


“Water Changes Everything” opens Friday, July 19, at the Long Beach Historical Society. 

Water Changes Everything serves as a living reminder of the value of one of the city’s most precious resources and tidelands resources in the city’s historical development.

Long Beach rests in the flood plain of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers. For years the two rivers meandered across land now populated with residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. The new exhibit explores how humans attempted to harness local rivers, utilize the ocean front and find enough fresh water to develop a city.

Viewing hours  will be  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 1-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Sports and Games

Monday Bridge Club winners July 1: Pauline Fitzsimons, Howard Bleakley and Jeanette Jones. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Pauline Fitzsimons at 296-8363.

– Pauline Fitzsimons


Fun Time Pinochle Club winners July 1: Ruth Bonnema, 11,830; Dolores Cook, 11,010; Charlotte Westcott, 10,660; and  Julia Troise, 10,600. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416. 

–Bert Sellers


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club – Winners in the game on July 4, were: N/S: First in Strat A and B: Linda and Dick Stein; second in Strat A and B: Christine Frumen-Norma Krueger; third in Strat A, first in Strat C: Mary Smith-Joan Wieber; fourth in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Marilyn McClintock. E/W: First in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Gary Paugh; second in Strat A, first in Strat B and C: Fred Reker-Russ Gray; third in Strat A: Audrey Ellis-LaVonne McQuilkin; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Howard Smith-Sue Boswell. Winners in the game on July 1, were: N/S: First in Strat A: Larry Topper-Lynn Danielson; second in Strat A, first in Strat B and C: Miranda and Tony Reddy; third in Strat A, second in Strat B: Alan Olschwang-Chie Wickham; fourth in Strat A: Betty Jackson-Larry Slutsky; fifth in Strat A: Linda and Dick Stain; tied for sixth in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Fred Reker and Ron and Gene Yaffee, third in Strat B. E/W: First in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Ellen Kice-Sue Fardette; third in Strat A: Judy Jones-Al Appel; fourth in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; tied for sixth in Strat A, tied for second in Strat Be, tied for first in Strat C: Louise Seifert-Stan Johnson and Harriet Weiss-Bea Aron. Reservations are requested to play in the Monday and Thursday afternoon games in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservation. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays, call Gene Yaffee at 430-7040 or email her, no later than 10:30 a.m. on game day, at grandmagene83@gmail.com; for Thursdays, call Sharon Beran at 308-7838 or email her, no later than 10:30 a.m. on day of game, at hbsharonb@gmail.com. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call (636) 579-1357 between noon and 1 p.m. 

– Gene Yaffee


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club Winners: July 6, N/S: Fred Reker-Marilyn McClintock; Betty Jackson-Fay Beckerman; Sibyl Smith-Harriet Weiss; Russ Gray-Sharon Beran; Miriam Kelley-Judy Mathias.  E/W: Al Appel-Judy Jones; Jerry and Jane Reid; Sue Fardette-Larry Slutsky; Mike Nielsen-Linda Nye.  Jul 5: N/S: Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert; Sibyl Smith-Marty Lipman; Larry Slutsky-Pamela Cole; Jerry and Melanie Smith. E/W: Paul and Monica Honey; Fred Reker-Sue Fardette; Lavonne McQuilkin-Carol Murakoshi.  

The club meets Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:15 p.m. For information on how to join the fun and play, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. The next special event is a unit game on Saturday, July 13.

–Fred Reker


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners July 7: Diana Lambert, 10,530; Bev Adams, 10,350; Nancy Wheeler, 10,270; and Sylvia Clinton, 10,080. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar at 799-0433. 

–Bert Sellers


Y-Yahtzee Rollers Club winners July  5: Most Yahtzees, Kathy Rose, 4; highest score,  Doris Dack, 1,697; door prize, Lois True.  The club meets on the first and third Fridays of each month from 12:30-4 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Play begins at 12:45. All Leisure World residents are welcome to join in the fun. If you have a question or want a Yahtzee lesson prior to joining, call Kathy at 596-7237. 

The Rollers meet at 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Play, laugh and have a good time in a welcoming environment. To learn Yahtzee or play a refresher game, call Kathy Rose at 596-7237 to set up a lesson.

Chess Club

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 a free lesson.

Women’s Golf Club

Fifty-three members played for low gross, low net and Circle hole No. 2.  Two players drove the golf ball from the T-box directly inside the circle surrounding the hole.

The flight winners were:  

A – Low gross, Devora Kim, 26; low net; Susie Kim, 22; circle hole No. 2, Jane Song and Susie Kim.

B – Low gross, tie Sang An and Pam Krug, 30; low net, tie, Joann Lim and Sally Jacobs, 24.

C – Low gross, Judy Kim, 32;   low net; Sue Elliott, 24.

D – Low gross, Susan Abouaf, 35; low net, tie, Jean Cose and Ock Im, 27.

Cribbage Club

July 2 proved that the Cribbage Club is very competitive as there were several tied scores.  Ruth Bonnema and Pat Fellers tied for first with a score of 839.  Dolores Cook was on her own at 835.  Peggy McKendrick, Alice Buckle and Pat Swope tied at 834.  Pat Blum and Liz Meripol tied at 831. Pauline Fitzsimons had six games of 121.  Unfortunately Jack Hawn had no wins today.  There were 59 players.

The club had an early celebration for the Fourth of July. The club provided a cook-out of hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings.  Members also added side dishes.  Irvine Bernstein and Bobbie Straley celebrated a birthday and provided ice cream sundaes for all.  Special thanks to Margaret and Gene Smith for all their efforts to make this a wonderful celebration.

The Cribbage Club meets on Tuesdays at noon in Clubhouse 1.  There is always room for more players. Lessons are available by calling Patti Smith at 242-4674.  She will make arrangements for lessons for beginners or those who need a brush up.  Partners are not required and play is finished by 3:30 p.m.  Come and join and have fun.  Players, arrive by noon to be assured of a table.

—Bobbie Straley

Arts and Leisure 07-11-19

Amphitheater Movies

Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater begin July 12 starting at 8 p.m. until September, when the shows start at 7:30 p.m. Six new movies will be shown on the gigantic screen on Friday nights through Sept. 7. Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies in your own back yard.

July 12—Bohemian Rhapsody: Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. 

PG-13 | 2h 13min | drama/biography | 2018 | 

Sponsors: Alamitos West Health Care, Katella Senior Living, Sun Surf Veterinarian Hospital

July 26—A Star is Born: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own demons.

R | 2h 14min | drama/romance | 2018 | 

Sponsor: Sunrise Senior Living

Aug. 2—Instant Family: A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children.

PG-13 | 2h | drama/comedy | 2018 | 

Aug. 9—Green Book: A working-class 

Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

PG-13 | 2h 10 min | drama/comedy | 2018 | 

Sponsor: Abiding Freedom Home Care

Aug. 16—First Man: On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, “La La Land,” Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history

PG-13 | 2h 22min | drama/sci fi | 2018 | 

Sponsor: A Better Solution In Home Care

Aug. 23—The Upside: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.

PG-13 | 2h 6min | drama/comedy | 2017 | 

Sponsor: Del Rey Sinus and Allergy Institute

Aug. 30—Spiderman—Into the Spider-Verse: Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

PG | 1h 56min | fantasy/sci fi | 2018 | 

Sponsor: MemorialCare Health System

Sept. 6—What Men Want: Passed up for a well-deserved promotion, sports agent Ali Davis wonders what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world. Hoping to find answers from a psychic, Ali drinks a weird concoction that suddenly allows her to hear what men are thinking. Using her newfound ability, Ali starts to turn the tables on her obnoxious male colleagues while racing to sign the next basketball superstar.  

R | 1h 57min | fantasy/romance | 2019 |

Sponsor: Brand New Day

Amphitheater Rules

The Golden Rain Foundation is proud to present the 2019 Amphitheater Season. To ensure an enjoyable season, show-goers are asked to adhere to the following rules:

• There is no video- or audiotaping of performers.

  Do not save seats. Amphitheater seating is first-come, first-served.

• Do not sing along with performers unless asked to do so by the performer on stage.

• Residents must have LW IDs to enter Amphitheater. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident.


The Leisure World Library invites everyone for its third AuthorSpeak event on July 11 at 11 a.m. Korean-American author Sang-Eun Bukaty will talk about her book “Grace Notes.”

 “Grace Notes” is the memoir of a Korean-American mother’s journey from growing up in Korea, going through the Korean war and earning national fame as a cellist, to adjusting to a new life in a foreign land and raising second-generation children as true Americans. 

The book describes Korean traditions and culture, including holidays, the art of kimchee-making, the structure of Korean families, the funeral process, and the experience of going through the ruthless educational system from a child’s eye. 

This event will be held at Veterans Plaza located on the cement patio between Clubhouse 3 and the LW Library. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the library at 598-2431.

Copper Enameling Class

The Lapidary and Jewelry Club hosts classes on class copper enameling taught by Carol Levine. They meet every other Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $ 10 per person, which includes all supplies.  

Students will be able to make two pieces. 

Sign up in the Lapidary Room. The next class is Friday, July 12.

Ad Hoc Sing-Along

The LW Ad Hoc Sing-Along Club meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 for one hour to sing the old songs. All are welcome to come and sing songs from movies, Broadway hits and other classic tunes. 

Helen Onu is the song leader, with pianist Eric Nelson.

Song sheets are furnished. Reading music is not required.

For more information, call Chuck Burnett at 493-0176.

2019 Amphitheater Show Schedule

Amphitheater 2019, a summer music festival on Thursday nights at the 2,500-seat Leisure World Amphitheater, will continue through Sept. 12. Residents, and their friends and families are invited. Shows start at 8 p.m. until September when they begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Residents must have GRF photo I.D. cards for admittance to Amphitheater shows. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident shareholder. 

Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration complex.

Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Koffel’s food trucks and Mandie’s Candies will provide options for pre-event dining.

The summer line-up includes:

•July 11: Harmony: Three Dog Night Tribute, opened by comic Scott Wood

•July 18: Tribute to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

•July 25: ABBA Fab

•Aug. 1: Billy Joel Tribute: The Stranger

•Aug. 8: Best of Doo Wop featuring The Diamonds, the Coasters and The Drifters

•Aug. 15: Mick Adams and The Stones: The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to The Rolling Stones

•Aug. 22: The Papas & The Mamas: Tribute to The Mamas & The Papas, opened by comic Mark Schiff

•Aug. 29: Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart

Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

•Sept. 5: Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Jackie Wilson 

•Sept. 12: America’s Diamond Live: Tribute to Neil Diamond 

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 fourth Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Tango is taught from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; waltz, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $5 per session. Singles and couples are welcome. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

•Ballet Fitness: A one-hour class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6, second floor; no experience required. Classes are $3. 

•Dance Club: Ballroom and social dance classes are held on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Beginning/intermediate cha cha is taught from 7:15-8:15 p.m. and intermediate fox trot 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, 999-1269.

•Dancing Feet Club: Ballroom and line dancing are held 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. The club holds free line dance lessons and practices in Clubhouse 6 on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., and on the first, third and fifth Sundays from 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, call Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223. 

•Flowering Step Line Dance: Free classes are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays in Clubhouse 2 and the third Monday at 9:30 in Clubhouse 3. Young-ah Koh is the instructor. For more information, call 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 are held Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. (beginners, first hour; advanced, second hour) at Clubhouse 6, Room C; and beginner level only on Fridays, 2:30-4 p.m., Clubhouse 3, lobby. Newcomers should have general knowledge of line dance and basic dance steps. For more information, e-mail grapevinelinedance@gmail.com or 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: Beginning and intermediate easy-to-follow line dance classes are from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3; $2 per 90-minute class; Justin Manalad is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: Texas two-step will be taught at 2 p.m. and a country-wester medley (10-count polka, country waltz, Cotton Eye Joe and cowboy cha cha) at 3 p.m., Monday, in Clubhouse 6. Richard Sharrard is the instructor. Singles and couples are welcome; dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call  434-6334.

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

•Leisure Whirlers Square and Round Dance Club: Themed dances and a potluck are held on the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682. 

•Line Dance, beginning: Free classes are Fridays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Contact Barbara Magie, 505-3685, for more information.

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Waltz is taught from 9-10 a.m.; West Coast Swing, from 10-11 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1; Candi Davis; instructor; dancers rotate. Sessions are $5.

•Suede Sole Dancers: The group meets at 6 p.m. on Sundays  upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Pat Erickson is the instructor. 

•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.

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club offers themed workshops on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Library in Clubhouse 3, Room 10.

There is no charge for these workshops, and everyone is welcome. 

• Thursday, July 11—DNA Discussion, bring questions.

• Thursday, July 18—Building a Tree on Ancestry.Com. The program will use a projector so that everyone can watch and learn.

• Thursday, July 25—Building a Tree on Ancestry.Com, Part 2;  The program will demonstrate how to adding documents and people to the tree. 

The genealogy library is staffed every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. Members may come in during these hours to work on the computers, and visitors are welcome to take a tour of the library and learn what the club has to offer.

Friendship Computer Club

The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks and Miryam Fernandez. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, July, 15, Clubhouse 6, Room B

• 11a.m.—Computers, Smartphone, Chromebook Questions Answered (Sacks)

•Noon—Intro to Google Photos (Fernandez)

Monday, July 22, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

• 11 a.m.— Revisit Windows 7 and Windows 10 (Sacks)

• Noon—Intro to E-mail (Fernandez)

Classes are free; donations are welcome and pay for a wireless hotspot and printing materials.

For more information on computers and the DMV, contact Jeff Sacks (714) 642-0122 or email jfsacks@gmail.com.

For more information on basic computer questions, iPhone/iPad, social media, Google Calendar questions, contact Miryam Fernandez, 884-7460. 

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Leisure World Library raises funds to support the library through the sale of donations at the Friends Bookstore located adjacent to the library. People are welcome to browse for bargains in books, including children’s books, cards, puzzles and more. The boutique sells gently used collectibles and gift items. 

People are asked to bring their own shopping bags when they visit. 

The bookstore welcomes donations for the boutique. The Friends of the Library does not accept clothing, shoes or large electronics for resale in the boutique. Volunteers will pick up larger donations if needed.

The Friends group is in need of volunteers. Interested persons should go to the bookstore and fill out an application during operating hours from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Restaurant Reviews

Leisure World residents are welcome to submit reviews of their favorite restaurants and should include their names, and mutual and telephone numbers. The restaurant’s full name, telephone number, address and operating hours should be provided. Email reviews to rutho_news@lwsb.com. Reviews are subject to editing.

Good Times Roll

“Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of  Woodstock” will be the theme for the Let the Good Times Roll show to be held Saturday, July 20, in Clubhouse 2 with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.  

All Leisure World residents who enjoy entertaining, dancing and getting acquainted with other fun loving residents are invited to the bi-monthly show/dance events.

“We love entertaining and providing a party atmosphere for residents to enjoy,” says club president Frank Destra.

 Residents who attended the Woodstock festival and want to share a brief story of their experience should contact Martha or Frank Destra at 225-0037. 

There is no admission. The club provides ice, cups, water and snacks. All are welcome to bring beverages and snacks of their own choice. Hippie dress is optional but encouraged. 

Resident performers have chosen songs that reflect the Woodstock themes of peace, love and freedom. New members Ron Hanna and Anna Lee will perform with regular members Bev Adams, Lu DeSantis, Carmen Edwards, Ray Geierman, Diane Reed, Charlie Guggino, Tosca Lies, Jackie Hildebrant and Frank Destra.  

Ben Berg and the Rhythm Rockers will play dance music following the show. The rhythm Rockers include Ben Berg on piano and guitar, Dutch VanKerckhoven on bass guitar, Steve Winders on lead guitar, Jay Clawson on drums and Vickie VanErt on vocals.

GRF Movie

“Serena,” rated R, will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, in Clubhouse 4.

In 1929, just as the Depression has hit, love-struck newlyweds George and Serena Pembertonmove from Boston to North Carolina to build a timber empire. 

Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattlesnakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. 

However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pembertons’ passionate marriage begins to unravel.

LW Library Chess Sets and Tables

The Leisure World Library has two new chess tables on the patio, where Leisure World residents can play any time during the week. 

People can check out chess sets from the library; GRF ID cards are required.

Residents can take a set home, and keep it for days or play on the patio. When they finish playing, just return the set to the library.

The Chess Club has a roster of players at its meeting on Fridays from 2-6 p.m. at Clubhouse 3, Room 7. 

They can answer questions and offer help.

Beginners are welcome for a free lesson.

GRF Weekly Dance

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

The Robin Fellows Group will play 1940s-60s ballroom and pop on July 13.

The Recreation Department asks residents and their guests attending the GRF Saturday Dances in Clubhouse 1 to cooperate in adhering to a few, simple 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 set up for the next group.

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

• Clubhouse lighting and audiovisual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian according to the instructions they have been given

• Be sure to sign in, either as a resident or guest. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of bands.

• Guests must be accompanied by the GRF member who invites them as all passes and ID’s are subject to inspection.

Bula Brothers and Taco Tuesday

The Bula Brothers—Mark, Frank, Don and Craig—perform live from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays through October for Taco Tuesday. All are welcome to come and join the band on the patio outside Clubhouse 6 (next to Koffel’s taco truck) on Tuesday evenings for food, fun and music.

LW Poetry

This poetry feature showcase 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. The Fiction/Nonfiction Group meets on the fourth Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, followed by a business meeting at 3 p.m.

The Rainbow


After the rain by God’s grand plan

The sun’s rays have a magical hand.

They paint a rainbow across the sky.

A living arch of color that flies high

I watch with wonder and whisper good-bye

as it fades away, God’s rainbow in the sky.

—Virginia Lincourt

Community Karaoke

Anna Le gave it her all singing “The Star Spangled Banner” to the standing Community Karaoke audience at last week’s party. 

Other patriotic songs were sung by Ellen Brannigan, Culley Eaby, Ren Villaneauva and Bob Barnum.  

It was a red-white and blue night but we enjoyed lots of other styles of music along with delicious ice cream bars.

Ann Martin and Rick Hering blended their voices to sing “Could I Have This Dance.” 

Shannon Harrison sang “Stairway to Heaven,” and Pete Tupas beamed with “When You’re Smiling.” 

Other good karaoke singing came from Richard Yokomi, Audrey McKenzie, Mila Cruz, Ric Dizon, Janice Chapman, Tony Tupas, Mike Breen, Essie Hicks, Helen Schultz, Barbie May, Wayne Urban, Tommy Williams, Vito Villamor, Alanna Eaby, Susan Kellerhan, Donna Burr, Ruby Johnson, Byong Choi, Tino Tupas and Bobby Groncki. 

Karaoke parties are each Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. 

Practice sessions are Tuesday in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome.

—Margie Thompson Anna Le gave it her all singing “The Star Spangled Banner” to the standing Community Karaoke audience at last week’s party. 

Other patriotic songs were sung by Ellen Brannigan, Culley Eaby, Ren Villaneauva and Bob Barnum.  

It was a red-white and blue night but we enjoyed lots of other styles of music along with delicious ice cream bars.

Ann Martin and Rick Hering blended their voices to sing “Could I Have This Dance.” 

Shannon Harrison sang “Stairway to Heaven,” and Pete Tupas beamed with “When You’re Smiling.” 

Other good karaoke singing came from Richard Yokomi, Audrey McKenzie, Mila Cruz, Ric Dizon, Janice Chapman, Tony Tupas, Mike Breen, Essie Hicks, Helen Schultz, Barbie May, Wayne Urban, Tommy Williams, Vito Villamor, Alanna Eaby, Susan Kellerhan, Donna Burr, Ruby Johnson, Byong Choi, Tino Tupas and Bobby Groncki. 

Karaoke parties are each Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. 

Practice sessions are Tuesday in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome.

Video Producers

The Video Producers Club offers free training weekdays from 10 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 12-A. Get answers to video-related questions and step-by-step demonstrations; no appointments needed. Drop in Mondays to learn more about creating and editing videos with Joe Osuna; Tuesdays, how to transfer VHS tapes to DVD or other media, Richard Houck; Wednesdays, general information about the club and its services, Irene Cistaro; Thursdays, using smartphones and tablets to take videos, Joseph Valentinetti; and Fridays, creating and editing videos, Janice Laine. For more information, call the VPC Room at 431-6586, ext. 287.

Lapidary Club Picnic

The Lapidary Club will have a picnic at 11 a.m. on July 12 at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. 

Cost is $5 for members; $6 for non-members.

The club will cook brats and hamburgers, and members will bring a dish to share.

Ballet Fitness Club

Many here appreciate the ‘leisure’ in Leisure World. In order to afford this lifestyle, achieving well-being and better health is important through exercise. There is a long list of excellent workout classes available. LW Ballet Fitness is among them. It is offered every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. for an hour or so, upstairs in Clubhouse 6.  

Ballet originated during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century. Later, it developed into a concert-dance-form in France and Russia. It may be intimidating because it looks difficult, not so.  Having good instruction is key.  Teacher Milton ‘Mel’ Lockett is a veteran dancer who can help anyone “get it right” right from the start.  

For his dancers, elegance begins immediately once their hands touch the barre, and the practice music begins. This workout is a series of bending and stretching in the form of ballet movements—a marvelous way to improve one’s posture, balance and gain graceful movements. Dancers simply learn to pay attention to their arms, wrists and hands. There are lots of body parts to coordinate. Jumping and twirling are not part of the class.

Everyone is welcome to just enjoy the benefits of ballet accompanied by delightful music.    

Class costs $3.  Call 252-9676 for more information.

Glass Fusion Class

The Lapidary and Jewery Club is offering an Introduction to Glass Fusion class with  instructor Kelly Johnson.

It will be held from 9:30 a.m.-noon on Friday, July 19, in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse 4. 

The class will cover the basics of glass fusion and give students the opportunity to create various designs. 

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

Materials include enough  glass to make two three-inch or four-inch decorative glass pieces.

A materials fee of $ 10 is payable at the class. 

Fused pieces may be picked up the following day.  People should sign up in the Lapidary Room. Class size is limited to six.

Photo Arts Club

by Esther Cummings    

LW contributor

The Photo Arts Club contest winners for the April meeting were Sue Ann Gass, first place for “Jellies”; Roger Bennett, second for  “Rhinos”; and Regine Schumacher, third for “Saltpan, Namib Desert, Namibia.”

The club will meet on Thursday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.  

Ben Benjamins will lead a discussion on composition using photos submitted by the members as examples.

Everyone is welcome.



SHAKLEE delivered to your door. LW daughter Sandy (Vandewoude) Fikse. 562-618-8731. 08/15



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001. 12/26



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, 562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.  



General Contractor

Specializing  in  remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate. 


License #954725. 08/29/19


JC Handyman Services

Professional, honest and reliable. Do it all with one call. Work warranty. Lic. #BU21900024. 310-951-1403. 08/22


Handyman Rick – Assembly/ Installation TV wall mounts, carpentry, painting. Seal Beach Business License #RIL0001. 

Messages (562) 598-1000. 07/18




Sound proof walls. Triple pane windows. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 07/25





Windows-house cleaning. Reasonable price. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. 09/26


Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs, entry doors, skylight wells. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 09/12


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636. CA State License #675336. 07/18




Premium paints,  primer all wood. 40 years in LW. 

Contr. license #723262. 


562-596-0559. 07/04




Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 years in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 07/04





Interior Flooring Solutions

Hardwood floors, carpet, 

laminate, vinyl planks. 

25 years experience. 

Contractor License 1043763. 12/05




Carpet cleaning $40 per room

minimum 2 rooms.

Upholstery/Tile & Grout, 

and much more cleaning.

Tito 562-658-9841. 08/08




Licensed and insured. 

Dan (562) 841-3787. 

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 08/22



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




(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitsky.

Seal Beach Business License

#LIV0004. 09/19



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


562-596-0559. 07/04

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 9 am-5 pm, 562-209-0816,





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


Let’s lower your ears – I’ll make you look your best! Call 562-565-3683.

Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.


Free dog sitting/walking! Hours, a day or a weekend. If you need longer, we can discuss it. Tom or Jeanne (562) 304-0880. 


Hair and Nail Salon

Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendlyservice. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198. Phenix Salon. 09/05




Electrologist w/25+ yrs Experience

Marlyn Palmquist, CPE.



Seal Beach Business License

SBA0003. 07/25


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. 07/18


Hair stylist, 35 years experience at ABC Extension Salon. Rollerset, perm, color, and more. In-home appointments available. Call Mavis 714-757-0187. License #KK203303. 10/03/19


Just Like Your Daughter

Personal Assistant/

Girl Friday

Available for: 

errands, scheduling and 

transportation for medical


patient advocate, shopping, domestic organization, 

paperwork, bill pay

All with compassion 

and care.

Just Like Your Daughter

Call Janice, 714-313-4450

SB Lic. #JUS0006/Bonded. 07/04



Compassionate care, 20+ years experience in elder care

Respite and errand services

Specializes in life enrichment and dementia care. 

Call Sandy 562-307-0146. 

LIC# 033043. 07/04



Personal assistant needs

Assistance after surgery care

Run errands, moving helper

Shop for you, take you shopping, to salon or nail appts

Accompany you to Dr appts


Uber and Lyft approved driver

Young LW Resident.

Reference and licensed.

CALL Susie @ 828-537-0437. 07/25



Affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/19/19


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. 07/25



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. 10/17/19



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 08/29


Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. 

Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/22


Will care for female or male. I can cook, do laundry, light housekeeping, dr. appts and all other needs. experienced 30 plus years. 

562-370-4544. 08/29


Need Caring Caregiver? 

Live-in or live-out. Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre’s Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 08/22


Male companion for stroke patient. 20-25 mid-day hours/wk. Driver’s license required. Email robinwmichaels@gmail.com.07/11






Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 08/30


Patricia Housecleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001. 08/30



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 07/11



We make your home sparkle! 7 days – call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001a. 

Call 562-505-1613. 08/01


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002.

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/22




Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. 

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.   

License #CIP0001 12/05/19




Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 08/29 

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

Golf Carts, Sales, Parts, Service (714) 292-9124. 09/26


Powerlift recliner. Sm. – Med. fit, burgundy, almost new. $185. 

562-208-1172. 07/11


Inexpensive shuttle, airports, markets, doctors, etc. 562-881-2093. SB License #ABL0001. 08/22


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 06/27




Consientious, dependable,

Professional… and your Neighbor.

Providing locals trustworthy

affordable transportation. perfect

for patients, professionals, and

anyone who needs regular or

sporadic transportation. Interested?

CALL 562-537-1298. James. 07/11


Personal driver. LW resident. Goes

to airports, hospitals, doctors offices,

stores, blood tests, etc. 

Drives by Gary. 714-658-9457. 07/11

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers Wanted


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. 07/25

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 08/22 


1999 Chevytracker convertible, white. 53,407 miles, great condition, towable. $1,400. 562-822-9380 or 562-341-7101. 07/11




No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787. 08/22



Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 09/26

Estate/Moving/Patio/Carport Sales

2 Yard sale, Mutual 5, 1360 Pelham Rd., 69G & 69H. Kitchenware, craft supplies, clothes, dolly, etc. July 11th & 12th. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Sale Carport 4, Mutual 15, 1860 McKinney Way, 21B, and neighbors. Thurs. & Fri., July 9th & 10th. Small furniture, book case, coffee table, antique dining table with slide out side, shower chair, plant tables, vintage jewelry, pads & pullups, games & gifts for young & not so young, clocks (big & small), clothes for all, lots of yarn & baskets, small appliances, glassware.


Yard Sale. Thursday & Friday – July 11-12, 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. All new stuff – Collectibles, dishes, furniture, etc. 1380 Weeburn Rd. 81C, Mutual 4.


Estate Sale: Mutual 5, 121L, 13500 Wentworth Lane, July 11th and 12th, Thurs and Friday from 9am to 2pm. Sofa Bed, coffee and end tables, dresser, King headboard and matching dresser, 2 flat screen tv’s, book shelf, some kitchen items, Nick Nacks from Balie, nesting tables,.Yay!  Please come by and say Hello! Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351, Seal Beach, 714-655-5473, Seal Beach Business License MAR0016.




MUTUAL 3, #16F

Fully Expanded,

Recently Remodeled

3 bay windows. 3 skylights

A/C-Heat 2 Bdr. 2 Full baths

Corian Counters,

Laminate Floors. Washer/Dryer

+ Golf Cart w/new batteries


MLS #OC19097966


BRE #01129082

714-474-6204. 07/11


13680 Alderwood Lane, 78B.

Mutual 4.

Best location. One bed. 1 bath.

Expanded with enclosed patio

and new carpet/flooring.


Shirley Cameron. Coldwell

Banker Platinum Poperties.

DRE00879100, 949-715-9902.

shirleycameron4re@gmail.com. 07/18




Ocean storms

Krakatoa – Explosion

Last Day of Pompeii

Sodom & Gomorrah

$25 each – None higher. 

13490 Wentworth, 123-D.