Southern Connecticut MENSA

Events Calendar

SCM Chapter Events Schedule
April 2018

• Saturday Arts - Show/Concert To Be Determined

Saturday, April 7, 6:30 pm

Location TBD

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

Check the SCM Blog, SCM Group Facebook Page, or SCM Twitter Feed for an announcement regarding this event.

• Book Discussion at the Diner

Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 pm

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

We’ll start off the evening by discussing the article "On Paradox" by Richard Lederer, in the "Looking at Language" column in the February 2018 national Mensa Bulletin (download at Login required, also Flash. If you cannot get it, email Jim for a copy). Lederer references the "Essay on Man" by Alexander Pope, which is freely available on Gutenberg and other websites. In the second half of the evening, we’ll talk about books you’ve read.

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

• SCM/C&WM Joint Dinner - Danbury CT

Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 pm

John's Best Pizza, ShopRite Plaza, Federal Road, Danbury CT

We're moving our dinner to the first Wednesday of each month. Join us for some great pizza (and other Italian food) as well as a wide variety of conversational topics. Casual, fun, and low-key evening.

Directions and Information:, Phone: (203) 775-1297.

Interested M's should contact Merrill Loechner at SCMensa66[at]

• Art Gallery Outing - Japan’s Global Baroque, 1550-1650

Sunday, April 15, 2:00 pm

Yale University, 1111 Chapel Street, between York and High Streets, New Haven, CT.
(Allow for extra travel time due to downtown construction.)

Spectacular pictorial screens, Japanese lacquer work, luxurious textiles and ceramics. Free Admission. Meet in the Yale University Art Gallery Bookstore on the first floor. Host Bruce Miller will be wearing a light blue baseball cap. We will head to the Japan exhibit at 2:00 pm sharp.

RSVP to Bruce Miller, (203) 554-0903 or bruce3miller[at] Exhibition details, directions, parking:

Park in metered spaces on nearby streets, or use the convenient garage at 150 York Street. Many nice restaurants for lunch on your own, especially across the street at Atticus Bookstore & Café, 1082 Chapel Street, 203-776-4040. Soups, sandwiches, salads, coffee, and desserts.

• The Southern CT Mensa Monthly Dinner

Saturday, April 21, 6:30 pm

Panera Bread, 1860 Post Road East Westport, CT.

Personnel executive and corporate trainer Valerie Lopez will give a talk on "Can You Help Me Understand? Maximizing Your Personal Effectiveness Through Temperament Theory." Valerie will take us beyond the Myers-Briggs personality type test to a new theory that probes the whys and motives of behavior and the stress points in our psychology.

Contact Jim Mizera at jmizeract[at], or text or call (203) 522-1959, for reservations or info. RSVP strongly encouraged.

Dress is casual. We will enjoy dinner before the presentation (if you have the Panera app, you can pre-order).

Members who have not attended a monthly dinner before will get dinner for free, or get a free Panera gift card.

You can bring a donation of money or food to benefit the
Connecticut Food Bank.

In case of severe inclement weather: please contact Jim to inquire if the dinner is postponed or canceled.

• Southern Connecticut Mensa Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm


Contact Joan Coprio at jcoprio[at] for directions or to add something to the agenda.

• Southern CT Mensa Coffee Party

Thursday, April 26, 7:30–9:30 pm

Starbucks, 1079 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT (off Merritt exit 35 and next to Trader Joe's)

Host: Bruce Miller, (203) 554-0903 mobile, bruce3miller[at]

Connecticut & Western Massachusetts
MENSA Chapter

• C&WM Events Calendar Online

The Connecticut & Western Massachusetts MENSA chapter Events Calendar for the current month can be viewed here:

(NOTE: your Mensa ID and Password are required in order to access the C&WM web site.)

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

Mid-Hudson Mensa Chapter
Upcoming Events

• This is not a complete listing.

Please note:

Details regarding these and other Mid-Hudson events can be fount at:

• Potential Potluck in Holmes, NY

Date Pending

A recent transplant from Oregon Mensa, Mid-Hudson Mensa member Daniel Laury is interested in having a themed potluck event at his home in Holmes, NY, 12531. He tells us that he's had success with home-based, themed events in Oregon, including Mysteries, Movie Night, Medieval Food Night, and the hilarious "Shark Face Party" that you can watch for yourself on

If interested in attending or planning, please show your support by contacting Daniel at drlaury[at] so he can gauge the feasibility of putting this together. With Homes situated between Fishkill, NY, and New Milford, CT, we're hoping this get-together will feature both NY and CT Mensans!