Southern Connecticut MENSA

Events Calendar

SCM Chapter Events Schedule
August 2018

• Book Discussion at the Diner

Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 pm

Silver Star Diner, 210 Connecticut Ave. (Post Rd.), Norwalk, CT

Come share the highlights of books you’ve read! Some titles reviewed and discussed last month:

  • A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China (1949, K. Peraino)
  • Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (R. Chernow)
  • Opening Pandora's Box: Phrases We Borrowed from the Classics
RSVP to Jim Mizera at jmizeract[at] or text or call (203) 522-1959.

• Southern Connecticut Mensa Annual Picnic POSTPONED

Sunday, August 12, 1:00-3:30 pm

Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT

Note from Joan Coprio:

Sorry to have to postpone the chapter picnic from Sunday 8/12 to a new rain date. I hoped the forecast for Sunday would improve, but probability of thunderstorms is over 50% around 1pm tomorrow, so I'll be working with the facility manager to arrange a new date. Disappointed - was looking forward to seeing folks on Sunday!

Keep on the lookout for the new date.

• Southern Connecticut Mensa Board Meeting

Thursday, August 16, 7:00 pm


Contact Joan Coprio at jcoprio[at] for more info and/or to add something to the agenda.

• Free Musical Performance by Silver Steel

Friday, August 17, 7:00–9:00 pm

Saugatuck Sweets Ice Cream Shop, 575 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT

Southern CT Mensan Larry Schwartz and his wife, Sharyn, perform in the steel pan band Silver Steel ( - you can see the band's schedule there and hear some of their music from local concerts). Come hear the sweet sounds of summer with Silver Steel and enjoy an ice cream from Saugatuck Sweets!

• Elm Shakespeare Company: Love's Labour's Lost

Saturday, August 18, 8:00 pm

Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street, New Haven, CT

The King of Navarre and his three friends have sworn to give up all the pleasures of the world for serious study and contemplation. But when the Princess of France and her three ladies arrive on diplomatic business, exuberant frivolity triumphs over studious drudgery and the whole town erupts in a lighthearted pursuit of what (and who) they love!

More info:

Tickets: Donation. Bring a chair.

Contact Jim Mizera at jmizeract[at] or text or call (203) 522-1959.

Upcoming SCM Events - September 2018

• Monthly Dinner: How to Organize Your Digital Photo Collection

Saturday, September 15, 6:30 pm

Panera Bread, 1860 Post Road East, Westport, CT

Isabelle Dervaux is a professional photo organizer, photo curator, and visual storyteller. She has 30 years' experience as an illustrator and educator and has worked for Vogue, the New Yorker, and Barneys, and with clients from Paris to Tokyo. She has taught at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and at Parsons, the New School or Design in New York. Originally from Valenciennes, France, Isabelle now lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jim, a native Brooklynite. Visit her website at

Connecticut & Western Massachusetts
MENSA Chapter

• C&WM Events Calendar Online

The complete Connecticut & Western Massachusetts MENSA chapter Events Calendar for the current month can be viewed on their new web site:

They have changed their password protection scheme, you will need their password in order to access event information in the Members Area of the site. If you do not know the password, you will need to contact them via You will need to provide your Mensa ID when you contact them, so they'll know you're a member, and they will email you the password information.

Selected C&WM event listings are also available in this month's online edition of the SCM Chronicle Newsletter.

Mid-Hudson Mensa Chapter
Upcoming Events

• See Their Website For Details

Details regarding Mid-Hudson events can be fount at: