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Joint Chapter Lunch (Southern CT Mensa and CT & Western MA Mensa joint chapter event)

Wednesday, October 4, 1:00 pm

The Brownstone House Family Restaurant, 961 Boston Post Rd, Guilford

The dynamic duo (Central CT and New Haven) once again combine forces to bring you yet another great lunch, this time in Guilford, CT. And of course we’ll be inviting SCM. Join us at The Brownstone House Family Restaurant. Popular for over 60 years, the restaurant offers a wide variety of burgers, platters, paninis and wraps, and is easily accessible off I-95 in either direction. RSVP is strongly encouraged to ensure a seat, but no later than Tuesday morning 10/3 please. Walk-ins are also possible. Contact Barb Holstein at BarbMFT1[at] or (860) 632-7873.

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Arcade Video Games (Southern CT Mensa and CT Western MA Mensa joint chapter event)

Sunday, October 1, 4:30–5:30 pm

Barcade, 56 Orange Street, New Haven

Do you remember playing PacMan? Here’s an opportunity to play it again and even more games. Contact npezzini[at]

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Judson Jazz Quartet at Reverie Brewing Company

Sunday, October 1, 2:005:00 pm

57B Church Hill Road, Newtown

Free event Join us for some fresh local brew and some smokin’ jazz classics performed by some of our area’s great musicians! If you’re so inclined to syncopate, kindly contact me, Bruce Granville at 203-947-0897 or BGranville[at], so that we can coordinate.

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Trivia at Dry Dock Bar & Grille

Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 pm
Dry Dock Bar & Grille, 215 Main Street, Norwalk

This is a new trivia place for us! Darcy Sledge and Joan Coprio recommended the food; we’ll show up and try out the trivia.

Please RSVP to Joe Lee on email, Facebook, or call (203) 651-8738.

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Mensa Goes to The Big E—Eastern States Exhibition (joint event)

Sunday, September 24, 11:00 am 

The Big E, 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA

Join some of your fellow M’s at New England’s Great State Fair—The Big E! We’ll plan to meet up at 11:00 am in back of the New Hampshire building, just off of the Gate 2 entrance. After connecting, feel free to explore on your own or join the group to navigate some of the great offerings. Come hungry and ready to walk—there is much to see, do, and eat!  

Parking is available on site, first come, first serve; the lot includes 580 handicapped spaces. Offsite parking is located throughout the area and varies in price. For more information including maps of the area, visit   RSVP to Tom Galanis at 64bitpointer[at] or text (413) 244-5750 to let us know you’ll join in the fun.

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Silver Steel Band at Ansonia Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 23, 3:00 pm5:00 pm 

253 Main St., Ansonia 

The annual Harvest Fest! More than 125 food and craft vendors, and a kids’ zone. So much to do! 

If you want to contact Larry Schwartz before or at the event, text him at (203) 981-9572 or statguylarry[at] He will connect you with other Mensans at the performance. 

Check out Silver Steel’s schedule at 

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Fortieth Anniversary Reunion of the Southern CT Mensa and CT & Western MA Mensa chapters

Saturday October 14, 11:30 am

Rain date is the next day, October 15.

Southford Falls State Park, Southbury            

It has been 40 years since the chapters decided to split up. Now it’s time to gather for a reunion! Come and join your fellow Mensans for a combined catered and potluck event. So bring a chair. Come early or carpool. It’ll be fun! If you want to bring a dish or dessert to share, please let the organizers know. Please RSVP to Lisa Silvestri Kozar at (203) 837-6115 or secondrodeo21[at], or to Joe Lee on Facebook, at SCMensa66[at], or at (203) 651-8738.

Two persons are bringing desserts. Another person is down for antipasto skewers and pasta salad. Someone is bringing a side dish. We can have a few more desserts but side dishes would be nice also. What might you bring to the table? 😊

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Joint Chapter Lunch (joint Southern CT Mensa and CT Western MA Mensa chapter event)

Wednesday, September 20, 1:00 pm

Ristorante Luce, 2987 Whitney Avenue, Hamden

Continuing with our all-time favorites, this month Central CT and New Haven (aka Barb and Jeryl) combine efforts to co-host the best Italian lunch in all of New Haven County, at Luce in Hamden. We’re also once again inviting SCM. You can check out Luce’s extensive lunch menu here at, or, if you decide to get their amazing three-course, $24 Prix Fixe meal, you’ll have enough to take home for at least one full meal, if not two. Due to popularity of the restaurant and limited seating, we do need a reservation no later than Monday, 9/18. Contact Jeryl Massini-Ryan at jeryl.massini[at] or (203) 216-7617 or Barb Holstein at BarbMFT1[at] or (860) 632-7873.

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Game Night

Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 pm

2777 Summer Street, Suite 700, Stamford (Keller Williams Conference Room)

Let’s get together and play some games!

Join us in Stamford to reconnect with old friends, meet new members, and have some fun!

There will be snacks and non-alcoholic drinks; feel free to BYOB.

Please RSVP to Christopher Grass at cgrass[at]

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Zoom Discussion: Overcoming Creative Blocks

Monday, September 18, 7:00 pm

How can you overcome creative blocks? Mensans discuss ways to overcome mental slumps.

Contact Jim Mizera at jmizeract[at] for Zoom login.