Calendar of Events - April 2017
- Wednesday, April 5th, 6:30pm: ExComm Meeting
& Dinner. Let's visit Togo's Sandwiches,
27 S. Tejon. I'm partial to their #24, the avocado
turkey club! It's the best! And as usual, there will be
a very short business meeting and then dinner. Just a
reminder - this event is open to all our Mensa members
and their guests!
- Friday, April 7th, 5pm: Give In To Beer
Pressure! Red Leg Brewing Company is
veteran-owned, and veteran-focused. Their name comes
from the Civil War, where artillerymen wore a crimson
stripe down the leg of their trousers in order to be
more easily located on the field of battle. They have
several fine brews that are regularly available, and
they release a new specialty beer every Friday. Friday
food is typically provided by Mira Sol food truck (New
Mexico deliciousness). Red Leg Brewing Company is at
4630 Forge Road in Colorado Springs (off Garden of the
Gods between I-25 and Centennial),
www.redlegbrewingco.com. Remember, if you know of a good
brew-pub or happy hour bar in the local area that we
have missed, please let Sean know. By email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or cell : (719)
- Saturday, April 8th, 10am:
Mensa Admissions Testing. If you know someone
who would like to test for Mensa membership, this is the
day! Contact Sandy (email@example.com or 528-5483)
- Saturday, April 8th, 6pm: RSVP for
BurgerQuest! Reply "yes" as soon as you can,
but no later than 6pm today, April 8th, for tomorrow's
meeting. Call George at 719-418-6073 (and leave a
message), or send him an e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Forgot to reply? Come anyway,
we'll fit you in. And plan to bring the munchkins;
BurgerQuest is a kid-friendly event.
- Sunday, April 9th, 1pm: BurgerQuest 2017-04:
We're meeting at the Black Bear Diner, 1340 West Garden
of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, just west of I-25.
RSVP by yesterday so we can let them know how many to
expect. Even if you don't RSVP, come anyway, we'll make
room. Be sure to bring the Cookie Crumblers, BurgerQuest
is a kid-friendly event.
- Wednesday, April 12th, 6:30 pm: Mini-Golf!
It's the "Return of Mini Golf 2017." April thru
September, on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30
pm, we'll meet up at Adventure Mini Golf, 6550 Corporate
Drive in Colorado Springs, just off Woodman and I-25.
This is a family-friendly event, with a monthly trophy
that's even MORE glamorous than last year's. Cost for 18
challenging holes is $5 for adults, $4 for kids and
seniors! Winner will be declared the Plains & Peaks
Mini-golf Champion... and will keep that title until the
- Sunday, April 16th, 4:30pm: Kimball's Peak
Three Movie! Join some of your fellow Mensans
at Kimball's, which is a downtown (Pikes Peak and Tejon)
first run movie theater showing "the very best of
current independent and foreign films." The plan is to
meet at 4:30, have a drink in Kimball's full service
bar, select a movie to attend together, and then
afterwards, have another drink and/or dinner and discuss
the movie. We'll be taking a chance on what Kimball's is
showing on this date - but you never know! Could be the
best movie you've ever seen!!
- Tuesday, April 18th, 6:00pm: Trivial Pursuits.
We're playing Showdown, a 6-stage trivia contest
featuring a wide variety of topics, at Buffalo Wild
Wings, 2905 Geyser Drive (at I-25 and Lake, next to
Outback Steaks and Tinseltown) - they claim to have 45
players and Wi-Fi so everybody should be able to play!
We're drinking some adult beverages (if you want to) and
noshing on wings and other Buffalo Wild Wings specialty
foods like burgers and sandwiches! The actual game
starts at 6:30pm, but if you want a game player you
probably should get there earlier! Call or e-mail Al
(719-465-3747, email@example.com) to let him know
you'll be there!
- Saturday, April 22nd, 10am: Caffeine Conundrum
at Jives Coffee Lounge! Start your weekend
off with some great coffee, conversation, and company!
John R. is leading this event for our coffee lovers (or
tea! Or whatever!) and we'll be visiting different
coffee houses around town once a month. We chose
Caffeine Conundrum for the event name - at least for
now! Why not join us with your ideas? We'll be meeting
in April at Jives Coffee Lounge, 5865 N Nevada, Colorado
Springs, right in front of Pikes Peak Harley Davidson.
See you there - bright and early!
- Sunday, April 23rd, 2pm: Scrabble®!
Meet at Sandy's house, 6066 Del Rey Drive (near
Flintridge and Dublin, call 528-5483 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for directions) for an afternoon
of just-for-fun Scrabble®. Sodas, wine and snacks
provided. Adults only, please! Allergy alert - cats and
- Saturday, April 29th, 6pm: Ultimate Saturday
Supper! Let's try Till Kitchen, 9633
Prominent Point (off Powers and Briargate Parkway). The
last time we tried to dine there, they were overbooked
with private parties and couldn't fit us in - so we're
giving them another chance in April! TK features
American comfort food with a country twist, using
"responsibly sourced food, freshly crafted cuisine and
an extensive wine selection that connects you to the
best of Colorado." Till Kitchen also boasts their salmon
is wild-caught and their meats and poultry are
pasture-raised and hormone free. As usual
contact Al (465-3747, email@example.com) by
Thursday April 27th to reserve your place at the
- Advance Notice: Wednesday, May 3rd, ExComm
Meeting & Dinner. Let's visit Johnny's
Navajo Hogan's, 2817 North Nevada and enjoy this unique
building while dining on some of the best fried chicken,
burgers, and pizza in town. We'll have a short (very
short) business meeting while we eat! Just a reminder -
this event is open to all our Mensa members and their
- Advance Notice: Friday, May 5th, 5pm: Give In
To Beer Pressure. Stay tuned for the
location of May's GITBP - selected by the high complex,
secret algorithm developed exclusively by Sean!!