The Golden Rain Foundation is proud to present Amphitheater season 2014, which will begin Thursday, July 3, and end Thursday, Sept. 11. Shows begin at 8 p.m. until September when they will start at 7:30.
This year, three shows are designated as “popular,” as shown in bold print below. When a large audience is expected, GRF members will be limited to one non-resident guest. GRF identification is required.
The minibus will make a special evening run Thursdays to accommodate shareholders attending Amphitheater shows. See page 23 of the 2014 Minibus Schedule for more information. Handicap bus service is available by reservation. A bus will be waiting after the show to take passengers home.
The following is the show schedule, which can also be found online at
•July 3: All American Boys Chorus
Rob Watkins, comedy host
•July 10: Count Basie Orchestra
Robert Lee, comedy host, sponsored by
CalMet Services Inc.
•July 17: ABBA Tribute
Steve Brunner, comedy host; sponsored by the
Los Alamitos Medical Center and the Health
Care Center on Golden Rain Road
•July 24: Kingston Trio, sponsored by John’s Landscaping
•July 31
: Music in the Miller Mood, featuring Tex Beneke
Orchestra and the Modernaires
•Aug. 7: Debbie Reynolds, sponsored by Superwire
•Aug. 14: U.S. Navy Band, sponsored by the Y’s Service Club
•Aug. 21: The Rat Pack
•Aug. 28: Frankie Avalon
•Sept. 4: Country-western Tribute to Roy Orbison & Patsy Cline
Kelly McDonald, comedy host; sponsored by
the Golden Age Foundation
•Sept. 11: Terry Otte & Abilene

The Leisure World Computer Club will offer a variety of computer classes in July. Because of class popularity, the club has doubled the classes to cover nine topics with a 10th class to be determined.
Most classes are hands-on.
The one-day classes are held from 9 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in the Computer Lab on the ground level of Clubhouse 5; $5 each. Since classes usually fill up quickly and space is limited, people should sign up as soon as possible.
Attendance is open to all LW residents; club membership is not a requirement. Snacks will be available during class breaks.
Computers are available and laptops can be used when possible. Handouts will be provided.
Sign-up sheets are in the Computer Lab from 1-3 p.m., weekdays. There will be a waiting list in the event a class fills.
The following is the list of classes:
•Monday, July 14: Introduction to PCs, Tablets and Smart Phones
•Tuesday, July 15: Internet and Email
•Wednesday, July 16: Windows 7
•Thursday, July 17: Windows 8
•Friday, July 18: Word 2007
•Monday, July 21: Android Apps
•Tuesday, July 22: iPad Tablet
•Wednesday, July 23: Excel 2007
•Thursday, July 24: Digital Cameras with PCs
•Friday, July 25: To Be Determined
Customized training for groups can be arranged by talking to John Retterath, 544-2210. Additional training features can be covered in class sessions.
—John Retterath

The South Bay Dixieland Jazz Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in Clubhouse 4. The nine-piece band will feature singer duo Judi Hasse and Jim Jones.
All are welcome. Annual membership $5; guests, $2 at the door. There will be a 50/50 raffle.
Cookies, popcorn, tea and coffee will be available.

The Art League will sponsor a watercolor workshop taught by local artist Joan Boryta in the Art Room in Clubhouse 4 on Thursday, June 26, from 1-4 p.m. Participants will leave with their own finished masterpiece. Experience is not required, but it’s always helpful. Materials are needed to participate. Call Joan Boryta at (714) 842-0674 or e-mail her at for a materials list, to reserve a place or for more information.

Improvisation is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed, with little or no pre-planning. In its purest form, the dialogue, the action and the story unfold. In other words, actors act spontaneously in front of others, and they hope it produces uproarious laughter, or at least a giggle or two.
Improv requires no special talent, just the need to laugh, and the desire to have a good time. The group is led by Mary Galliani, a professional comedienne.
She invites everyone in Leisure World to come to the sessions held every first and third Thursdays at 10 a.m. Clubhouse 3, Room 9. She doesn’t guarantee that people will laugh so hard, they will fall off their chairs and hurt themselves, but she does guarantee that they will be entertained.
Coffee and cookies are served. Remember: A day without laughter is like a day without sunshine.

The Leisure World Library proudly presents Craig MacDonald, the first author of its summer AuthorSpeak! program, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, on the covered patio at the library.
A Pulitzer Prize nominee, Craig is the author of 18 books on the West. He will speak on how “The Gold Rush is Still with Us Today,” explaining how it is relevant in language, food, fashion, business and diversity.
A member of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, Craig will share about current gold-mining operations in California and Nevada that are producing billions of dollars in gold. He will also explain where you can mine for gold today.
He has a natural interest in history via his family connections, beginning with a great-grandmother who came to California from Iowa in a covered wagon during the Gold Rush to a grandfather, who mined the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Craig grew up loving the Golden State and has devoted his life to researching its history, writing and collecting stories for all generations and sharing his passion for California.
This is Craig’s second visit to the Leisure World Library. His passion is evident in his presentations. Bring a friend.
Light refreshments, hosted by the Leisure World Friends of the Library, will be served.

Take a swing dance class from 5-6 p.m., Friday, June 20, in Clubhouse 4 before the Velvetones’ performance. Take a lesson, and stay to dance.
On Friday at 6:15 p.m., the class will learn cha cha, and the 7:15 p.m. class will cover the samba.
The Dancing from the Heart and for the Heart class continues Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Dance without a partner using basic dance steps. Dance steps will be taught in a line dance format.
Singles and couples are welcome; $5 per class per person. Instructor Jeremy Pierson is an experienced teacher.
For more information, contact Jeanine Greb, 296-5921.

Leisure Time Dancers will continue rumba and tango lessons in June.
The class meets on Mondays. Rumba is at 2 p.m. and tango, at 3 in Clubhouse 6. For more information, call 434-6334.

“Gravity,” rated PG-13, will be shown June 25 at 2 and 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.
As a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission embarks on a space walk with a seasoned astronaut, debris strikes their craft and destroys it—leaving the two floating through space tethered together, with no connection to Earth.

The Grapevine Line Dance Club will depart from its normal meeting schedule. Today’s classes will be held from 3-5 p.m. The 2 p.m. class is cancelled for this week only.
The normal schedule, from 2-5 p.m., will resume Thursday June 26. For more information, call 596-8273.

The “Addicted to Love” group from the Copacabana invite everyone to open auditions for an upcoming event Thursday, June 26, in Clubhouse 1 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5, so get there early to be one of the first 20 acts that will get on the stage that night. Bring pictures, bios and dress for the audition.
Leisure World residents are invited to perform, scout the local talent or enjoy the auditions in the audience.
Dancers, singers, comics, magicians and other entertainers are invited. People must live in LW to participate.
Each act needs to be less than five minutes.
Steve Nichols, Sandi Post and Lynn R. Heath will be on hand to check out the talent, no judging. Tommy Williams is emcee.
It’s a happy hour, so bring favorite beverages and snacks. Admission is free, and there will be a 50/50 cash drawing.
The talent will be the feature of the evening.
The club will supply a CD player, mics, barstool along with mic stand and karaoke machine. For more information, contact Lynn R. Heath at 296-5588 or
DVDs of “An Evening with the Company at the Copacabana” are on sale for $10 by contacting Steve Nichols at or call him at 221-4745.

The Genealogy Workshop will meet Wednesday, June 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
Guest speaker Alvis Ward will give a talk on “DNA and African American Genealogy.” A social time is held from 9:30-10 a.m., when the meeting begins. All are welcome.
The Genealogy Library is part of The Genealogy Workshop and is separate from the Leisure World Library. The Genealogy Library is primarily for ancestral research. Books, discs and computers (with special programs) are available to help with residents’ research. The days and hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. Helpers are available to assist people. All are welcome to check it out.
Workshop discussion groups are held in the Genealogy Library on Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. These are open to all. The following discussions are scheduled:
• July 2 –Where was your family in 1776-1779 and what world events were happening?
• July 9 – Taking and using cell phone pictures for genealogy research
• July 16 – How to use your Genealogy Library resources
There will be no workshop meeting July 23, and the Genealogy Library will be closed.
Volunteers are needed to help in the Genealogy Library. There will be a special training class June 26 at 10 a.m. at the Genealogy Library.

A ballet class meets at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, in Clubhouse 6, second floor. All welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.
The group has an additional portable ballet barre, so there is room for all the students who want to continue ballet and those who want to start. No experience necessary.
Men and women are welcome. It’s summer now, and with so many on vacation, there is room at the barre, so come join this lively class; $3.
Mel Lockett is an experienced teacher.
For more information, call Diana Winkler at 493-0139 or Lynn R. Heath at 296-5588 or

THE VELVETONES Big Band will host a night of swing music the third Friday of each month. This month’s dance is Friday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Admission is free, and people may bring favorite beverages and snacks. Singles are welcome; 50/50 tickets will be sold at the door. Spend the night dancing with the Velvetones and enjoy the singing of Lorie Banta and Tommy Williams. The special guest star this month is Frank Destra.

Candi Davis teaches dance classes at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 for the Saturday Morning Dance Club. This month, she will teach the tango from 9-10 and country two-step from 10-11.
Dancers rotate, so partners are not required. People may attend one or both sessions, $5 each.

The Leisure World Chorale will pay tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 21, in Clubhouse 4.
Lovely Galit Levy-Slater will sing “When The World Was Young,” and her husband, Bob Slater, will follow with “Time After Time.” Anita Ragole will perform “Nevertheless,” accompanied by Steve Nichols and his trumpet.
A new trio will sing the hit Frank sang with his daughter, “Something Stupid.” Geri Stone, longtime member of the Chorale, will perform “The Song Is Ended.” Other performers will be Sandra Hunt singing “The Second Time Around,” and Bill Frambach will present “Almost Like Being in Love.”
New to the Chorale is Janice Chapman, who will use her lovely alto voice to sing “The Summer Wind.” Terry Humphrey will follow with “Strangers In The Night,” and veteran performer Bob Slater will perform the haunting “Night and Day.” Barbara Chambers is scheduled to sing “I’ll Never Smile Again.”
The lovely voice of Carmen Edwards will perform “My One and Only Love,” and Clarence Fuqua will sing “Nice and Easy.” “Young at Heart” performed by Ethel Carter, will entertain the audience with Eileen Davis providing some comic relief. Crooner Gerarde Imhoff will present “You Make Me Feel So Young.” These solos and the major chorale numbers will provide a full afternoon of classic entertainment.
This concert is the chorale’s annual fund raiser, says President, Anita Ragole, so “plan to come prepared to donate and stay after the concert and mingle with the performers. They like to know their performance pleased their audience. Share a cookie and coffee or tea.”

The Friends of the Library Bookstore offers greeting cards for 25 cents, a sale that continues through June. New items for the boutique are displayed daily. People who have boutique donations but are unable to bring them to the bookstore should call Gladys Sumner, 290-7593, to arrange for a pick-up.
The Friends Bookstore accepts items in good condition, no furniture or large electrical appliances as storage is at a premium. People may drop off donations or books when the bookstore is open, Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The bookstore is closed Saturdays until further notice.

The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Don Peterson will play June 21.

HUI O HULA: Hui O Hula dancer Keiko Kawamoto (front) and her hula sisters took an afternoon to hula for Leisure World residents, Dr. Luke Kim, and his wife, Grace (waving in back), and the other residents at Karlton Care Home in Anaheim. Luke was a clinical professor of cultural psychiatry at UC Davis School of Psychiatry. He established, as well as endowed, the Luke and Grace Kim Professorship in Cultural Psychiatry there. For hula lessons, call 252-9676. For booking a hula show, call 431-2242.

During August, there will be three Saturdays to come and enjoy local Leisure World talent. The show schedule is as follows:
•Aug. 9: Dan & Mary Galliani and the Barbershop Singing Club
•Aug. 16: The Multicultural Council
•Aug. 30: The Leisure World Dixieland Jazz Club

The Theater Club will meet for a social today, June 19, at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section A and B. Members whose last names begin with A-G should bring main dishes; H-P, dessert; and R-Z, salads and side dishes.
Bring enough for four people. Hosts for June are Carl Bourhenne, Ellen Brannigan, Diane and Chuck Burnett and Sam Calderone.
There will be an audition for the fall show at 1 p.m., June 23, in the Loft.

The Whirlers will celebrate Independence Day Friday, July 4, in Clubhouse 4 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. There will be music, dancing and a finger-food potluck. Pre-rounds are from 6:30-7. Square and Round dances will alternate from 7-9 p.m. The potluck and socializing starts at 9 p.m. after the dancing. Singles and couples are welcome. There will be a singles rotation so everyone can dance. Parties are $6. For more information, call 237-2682.
The Meet Me At The Fair Dance June 6 was a lot of fun. Thanks to Alice Tomlin for calling many of the old members of the club to urge them to come to the party. Thank you to everyone who brought ice cream and toppings for the ice cream social potluck. Everyone had fun making and eating their concoctions. Some of the things that were made were an ice cream sundae in a cantaloupe, an ice cream soda, a banana split, ice cream drum sticks made with a waffle cone and homemade strawberry and rhubarb syrup. A good time was had by all.
A number of Leisure Whirlers dancers attended the Round Dance Teachers Association semi-annual round dance party at the Buena Park Senior Center June 8. Over 200 dancers of all levels and round dance teachers from all over attended the dance. It was a good way to meet other dancers and see how more advanced dancers dance.
A new round dance class for beginners will start July 13 from 6:45-8 p.m. The ongoing beginners round dance class is held Sundays from 5:30-6:45. People who want extra help can arrive at 5. Classes, $5, are held at 5946 Westminster Blvd. at Springdale and Westminster in Westminster. Singles and couples are welcome. For information, call Mel Branham at (714) 803-0250.
A beginners Square Dance class is held Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Garden Grove Women’s Club, 9501 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove. Singles and couples are welcome. There is a singles rotation. A beginners line dance class is Mondays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the same place. For information, call Mel Branham.
Leisure Whirler Dance Club parties are held the first Friday of each month.
A Beach Ball Blast party will be held Friday, Aug. 1.

The Leisure World Creative Writers Club will meet at 1:30 p.m, Friday, June 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Guest speaker will be resident writer Carl Bourhenne, M.A. Carl’s background focuses mainly on his longtime interest in longevity. He has a master’s in gerontology, the study of the aging process, and has written a book, “How to Live the Longest Life Possible.” 
Also, his interest since third grade has been studying singing and the vocal instrument. He currently teaches singing and has written three books on singing: “Sing Better Fast,” “How to Get Standing Ovations for Singers” and “How to Conquer Nervousness for Singers.” He is currently working on a fourth book.
He has also written a romantic comedy novel, “Rifraff Gentleman.” 
In his presentation, Carl will also describe how he prints his own books, including designing the covers. 
Following Mr. Bourhenne’s presentation, there will be a business meeting led by club president, Fred Wind. Refreshments will be served. Refreshment hostess is Grace Lee. All are welcome.

Policy 5562, Amphitheater Programs, now states that when a program is expected to draw a large audience, GRF members will be limited to one non-resident guest and must show GRF identification cards. Caregivers may not attend Amphitheater programs unless they are on duty and accompanied by their employer/foundation member. Caregiver badges must be worn.
This season, three shows will be limited to one guest:
•July 24, Kingston Trio
•Aug. 7, Debbie Reynolds
•Aug. 28, Frankie Avalon
For more information, call Terry DeLeon, GRF recreation supervisor, 431-6586, ext. 350.

The Golden Rain Foundation is proud to present the Amphitheater Season for this year, which will begin Thursday, July 3, and end Thursday, Sept. 11. Shows will begin at 8 p.m. until September when they begin at 7:30. See the show schedule on page 13 and online at for more information.
To ensure an enjoyable season for everyone, people are asked to adhere to the following rules for the Amphitheater shows:
•No video or audio taping of performers. This could result in the performer walking off the stage and canceling the show.
•Do not save seats. Amphitheater seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
•Do not sing along with performers unless asked to do so by the performer on stage.
•Dancing is only allowed in the upper patio areas to the right or left of the Amphitheater seating area.
•All guests must be accompanied by a resident with a Golden Rain Foundation photo identification card.
•The number of non-resident guests will be limited to one per GRF member when a program is considered popular and will attract a large audience. Residents will be required to show their member photo identification card when entering the Amphitheater for these popular shows.
•No one is allowed to sit or stand in the aisles.
•No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area. (GRF Policy 1412.2)
•Lower flags on scooters so people can see the stage.
•Walkers should be left in the aisle; do not take walkers to the seating area.
•Handicap seating is at street level where the blue handrails are located at the middle of the Amphitheater.
•No pets are allowed at the Amphitheater (GRF Policy 1023).