Italian-American Club The Italian-American Club will meet Aug. 6 in Clubhouse 4. The the meeting will feature a Hawaiian theme. There will be a short business meeting at noon, followed by a performance by the Hui O’ Hula dancers.
Member/dancers Jojo Weingart and Kay Huff are planning a special program.
Club members will have an opportunity to join the Hawaiian dancers for a group dance number.
Members are reminded to bring snack and finger foods for pot- luck refreshments. The club will furnish coffee and tea.
Hawaiian attire is appropriate and encouraged.
Bingo will follow the entertainment.
All residents and welcome join the club. Dues are $5.
For more information, call Frank Destra, president, at 431-6368.
– Martha Destra
Mutual 17 gathering

The Mutual 17 social club picnic and bingo games will be held from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 10, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.
Admission is free to Mutual 17 residents and $3 for all others.
Those who attend are requested to bring a potluck dish that serves four.
Suggestions include hot dishes, chips and dips, potato salad, coleslaw, tossed salad, desserts, including cakes, pies, candies and cookies, and fresh fruit.
The club will furnish hot dogs and hamburgers.
To RSVP and sign up for what dishes to bring, call Cathy Gassman, Building 1, 596-4014; Peter Hayes, Building 2; 430-3106; or David Zimmerman, Building 3, 594-7457.

Flamenco dance classes

Amy Walker is starting weekly dance classes in Leisure World.
She will teach flamenco with castanets, plus folklorio from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela.
Flamenco classes will be held from 6-7 p.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 6, Room C.
Folklorio classes will be offered from 8-9 p.m., Tuesdays, in Clubhouse 6, Room C.
The dates will be established once the number of people who sign up for the classes is determined.
The cost for both classes is $3 an hour, per person, per class.
For more information call Amy at 280-0209 or at walker.amira@yahoo.com
Paws, Claws, Beaks Club

The Paws, Claws and Beaks Club will hold its annual potluck picnic Sept. 10 at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. All Leisure World residents and their pets are welcome.
For more information, call Peggy Keller at 446-0130.

Sunshine Club

The Sunshine Club elected new officers to a two-year term at a recent meeting. They are Anna Derby, president; Flo Dartt, vice president; Carole Kendall, secretary; and Sandra Massa-Lavitt, treasurer.
Flo, who lives in Mutual 14, is active in Paws/Claws/Beaks Club, Garden Club, and Children A Priority (CAP).
Carole Kendall, a Mutual 5 resident, has been a member of Sunshine Club since 2012.
Sandra Massa-Lavitt, who has lived in LW since 1991, is a Mutual 5 resident and serves as GAF Hospitality Program chair.
The Sunshine Club helps people of various ethnic groups get along in the community and uses information in the Golden Rain News as a textbook.
Members meet Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, (occasionally Room 2) from 10 a.m.-noon.
All shareholders are welcome to attend meetings, and refreshments are served.
– Anna Derb
Multicultural Council

The Multicultural Council of Leisure World will present a show at 8 p.m. Aug. 16, at the Amphitheater featuring the Hana Korean Traditional Dance Club from Laguna Woods performing cultural dances and Korean folk dances. It will be the fourth in a series of MCC shows at the Amphitheater.
Shareholders are invited to the 90-minute event that will feature the Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW), Hui O Hula, India, LW Cloggers, Korean American Club and Vietnamese American Club.
The Hana Traditional Dance Club has performed at events in San Diego and Laguna Woods. They also participated in International Dancing Festival, Sunshine Festival and the Multicultural Festival last month in Laguna Woods.
Their members will perform “Fan Dance,” “Sabalga” and the “Drum Dance,”(Oguma). Bucheachum, or fan dance, is a colorful display of large fans forming an assortment of patterns, such as butterflies, or flowers.
The Korean America Club (KAC) meets on alternate months year-round at 5 p.m except in July.
– Anna Derby

Friendship Club

The Friendship Club has scheduled the following classes Aug. 4 in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. They are are open to all residents and their guests.
• An introduction to the personal computer (most versions) with Jeff Sacks, 9 a.m.
• Open computer questions (Windows, Mac, iPad, other Tablets) with Jeff Sacks, 10 a.m.
• Introduction to iPad for beginners, 11 a.m.
• ebay discussion with Max Smith, noon. Max will conduct a separate question-and-answer forum, Let’s Talk eBay.
Participants do not need to attend the computer class to attend the eBay class. Max suggests bringing questions and, if possible, an item to sell, or tell her something to buy.
Wireless Internet is available, so iPads and laptops are welcome.
The full cost is $5 for attending one or more classes.
For more information, or to be added to the email list, call Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.


Long Beach School Reunion

Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Class of 1959, is planning a 55-year reunion weekend in Temecula, Calif., Oct. 17-19.
On Friday evening, Oct. 17, an informal gathering will be held in Old Town Temecula.
The main event will be held Saturday evening, Oct. 18, at the Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula, from 5-11 p.m., with dinner, dancing and reconnecting.
Sunday there will be a no host brunch at Wilson Creek Winery at 10 a.m.
More information and reservation forms are available at www.lbpolyclassof59.com, or by calling Vickie Johnson Wehrly, (310) 469-3647, or Lynne Johnson Coats Trampush, (951) 246-9532.