February 2020 Events

The Omaha area Mensa qualifying exam

is usually proctored at the Abrahams Public Library, 5111 No. 90th St. (just south of 90th & Fort Sts) conference room. This location is handicapped accessible and parking is free. Test date and time by appointment, email Wes Shaw at wes.shaw.us@member.mensa.org or call 712-298-0109.  All test-takers must be at least 14 years old; written permission needed if 14-17 years old. Younger applicants (and everyone!) should inquire about using previous test scores as prior evidence. For information about admission using prior evidence go to: https://www.us.mensa.org/join/testscores/qualifying-test-scores/ Testing Fee is $60. The current method of payment is to pre-pay online at: https://www.us.mensa.org/join/testing/testingvoucher/. Download and print the voucher and remember to bring it to your test session. Please contact Wes to schedule your test session.

The Lincoln area Mensa qualifying exam

is usually proctored at the Bess Dodson Walt Branch Library, 6701 South 14th Street, (near Lincoln Southwest High School) conference room. This location is handicapped accessible and parking is free. Test date and time by appointment, email Jane Hanson at janejanielou@gmail.com or call 319-621-6013.  All test-takers must be at least 14 years old; written permission needed if 14-17 years old. Younger applicants (and everyone!) should inquire about using previous test scores as prior evidence.  For information about prior evidence go to https://www.us.mensa.org/join/testscores/qualifying-test-scores/  Testing Fee is $60. The current method of payment is to pre-pay online at www.us.mensa.org/testingvoucher. Download and print the voucher and remember to bring it to the test session. Please, contact Jane to schedule your test session.

Tuesday, February 4th, Omaha, 6-9pm
Music SIG

Do you like to make your own music? The Music SIG might be what you're looking for. If you have a portable instrument, can sing, or would just like to start making music, we might have something for you. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at my house, 2724 N. 124th Cir., Omaha, 712-298-0109, Wes.Shaw.US@member.mensa.org.

Saturday, February 8th, Lincoln, 7pm-12am
The Poker SIG

Usually the second Saturday of every month, 7:00pm - 12:00am, but call to make sure, at Frank's place: 7724 Ringneck Drive, Lincoln, NE. Phone: 402-483-6965
Tuesday, February 11th, Omaha, 5pm
Trivia Night SIG

Clancy's Pub, 2905 S. 168th St. (168th & Center, Omaha). Note new address! This is now the only place in town playing Buzztime trivia. We start around 5 and play until maybe 9. There's a new game every half hour. Let's try out the new location and see what we think. They have the old playmakers and we need to watch on the TVs. They have a good menu so we can eat while we play.

Tuesday, February 18th, Omaha, 5pm,
NWIM Ex-Comm Meeting

260 Regency Parkway Drive. DIRECTIONS: We are in the Regency Professional Plaza, Suite 200, 2nd floor. From the north, take Regency Parkway south.  You will pass Whole Foods, the Regency Shopping Center, Fleming's Steakhouse and the Enterprise Bank building.  Just south of the Enterprise Bank building is a driveway on the right which will take you directly into the parking lot.  From the south, take Pacific to Regency Parkway, then turn right on Regency Parkway and get in the left lane.  Go past the first stoplight and there is a left turn lane at the next intersection.  US Bank will be on your left.  Turn left onto Regency Parkway Drive and then immediately right and follow Regency Parkway Drive to the building.  (Note: some GPS maps have the building on the wrong side of Regency Parkway, so use these directions.) You should enter using the outside door on the north side of the building. If you come in the south side of the building just follow the hallway through the building until you get to the elevator/north staircase.  Office suite 200 is on the second floor. If you arrive late and the office suite door is locked, phone someone in Ex-comm to be let in.  For more information, contact Wes Shaw, 712-298-0109, Wes.shaw.us@member.mensa.org.

Saturday, February 22nd, 6:00 pm
Dine Out Sig, Pan Asian Terrace

1201 S. 157th Plaza, Omaha


The Pan Asian Terrace advertises as serving "upscale Asian cuisine." The restaurant features food from several different Asian cultures. The menu includes clay pot cooking (typically Japanese), pad thai (Thailand) and pho (Vietnamese). In addition the menu features many items from a typical Chinese-American restaurant such as egg foo young, moo shu pork, sweet and sour chicken, Mongolian beef, etc.

I'm not even going to try to itemize dishes, they have 126 items on the dinner menu. Appetizers are primarily $8.95 to $9.95 and include egg rolls, dumplings and lettuce wraps. Entrees are priced mostly from $10.95 to $17.95. There are lots of vegetarian options.

Going forward the Dine Out write ups are going to feature fewer itemized lists of dishes (unless there's something I really want to talk about). It's so much easier for people to go to the website. In this case: http://www.panasianterrance.com.

Please make reservations with Diana Vogt no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 21 (although sooner is always better). Call or text Diana at 402-981-4012 or email fidgetydjv@gmail.com with RSVPs with the number of people you'll be bringing. Hope to see you there.

I don't usually include directions, but these are crazy and the kind of roads that sometimes mess with GPS: (Turn South off of Pacific onto S. 157th Street, then right on S. 157th Ct then left onto William Ct, then immediately left onto S 157th Plaza where the road name changes back to S. 157th Street). (I can only repeat the directions, no way can I explain the reason for this craziness).

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