Upcoming Events: October 2014


'BORED' meetings every Wednesday evening.
Temperance League meets on the first Tuesday of each month, and Parliament Sessions are held on the third Tuesday of each month.
Check the calendar for locations.


First Friday Spartanburg:
Fri. October 3 - 6:00 p.m.
Chiefs Wings & Firewater
1519 John B. White, Sr. Blvd.
(864) 574-0371


Greenwood Area Luncheon
Sat. October 4 - 12:00 p.m.
La Hacienda, near Lowes
515 Bypass 72, Suite C
(864) 943-4300


Anderson Owl Fest:
Thurs. October 9 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuckers Restaurant
3501 Clemson Blvd
(864) 226-5474
RSVP : Tom Summers - (864) 224-0653 by Oct 8


Give In To Beer Pressure (G.I.T.B.P.)
Fri. October 10 - 5:00 p.m.
Blue Ridge Brewing Company
217 N. Main Street
(864) 232-4677
For more information: Vera Cartwright - (864) 430-0126


PAM Book Club:
Mon. October 13 - 11:00 a.m.
Earth Fare Supermarket Community Room
3620 Pelham Rd
(864) 527-4220

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Out to Lunch Bunch
Mon. October 13 - 12:30 p.m.
Acropolis Restaurant
3620 Pelham Road (Earth Fare Plaza)
(864) 574-0371

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Discussion Group
Sat. October 25 - 1:00 p.m.
Home of Bob and Mary Ann Cox
509 Bethel Drive, Mauldin
(864) 963-2335
*All Mensans and friends are welcome!

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The Monthly Speaker Meeting:
Sat. October 25 - 4:00 p.m.
Greenville County Library, Symmes Branch
1508 Pelham Road
(864) 288-6688

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October is MENSA Testing Month!
Test fee is $20 instead of $40 for October 2014.

Piedmont Area Mensa will be offering the Mensa Admission Tests during October 2014! Information on the test sessions is below. All sessions have limited seating and pre-registration is advised. Please note that if no registrations are received by the day before the scheduled session, the session may be cancelled without notice.

*Greenville testing - Sat, October 11 from 9am-11am at The Woodlands Furman.
For registration or questions, contact Mary Ann Cox, (864) 963-2335 or Email
*Gaffney testing - On Sat, October 11 from 1pm-3pm at Gaffney Masonic Lodge.
For registration or questions, contact Jim Jelacic, (864) 649-5069 or Email
*Spartanburg testing - On Sat, October 11 from 12:30-3pm at Spartanburg County Library.
For registration or questions, contact David Bennett, (864) 675-9580 or Email
*Clemson testing - On Sat, October 18 from 10am-12pm at Brackett Hall, Room 213.
For registration or questions, contact Ike Kullman, (864) 605-1494 or Email
*Easley testing - On Sat. October 18 from 9:30am-12:30pm at Pickens County Library.
For registration or questions, contact Annette Garver, (864) 616-9831 or Email
*Greenwood testing - on Sat, October 25 from 1pm-3pm at Greenwood County Library.
For registration or questions, contact Ike Kullman, (864) 605-1494 or Email

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PAM Book Club and Out to Lunch Bunch
For October: Two Reading Areas of Interest

The Mensa Book Club will meet on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11am at the Earth Fare Supermarket Community Room.

First, we discussed Pat Conroy in September, and now we have chosen to read any of the books by his wife, Cassandra King. Some of her selections include The Sunday Wife, Moonrise, The Same Sweet Girls, and others.

Secondly, in honor of Columbus Day, we will be celebrating our amazing country and the right we have to choose and read any banned and challenged book of our choice. The American Library Association has amassed several lists of these books, along with some of the reasons and places these famous and classic works have been challenged.

Lunch will follow about 12:30pm at the Acropolis Restaurant in the same shopping center. Come for lunch, even if you can't make it to the book club discussion.

(Photo: "Gatsby 1925 jacket." by Charles Scribner's Sons. Licensed under Fair use.)
(Photo: "50ShadesofGreyCoverArt" by E.L. James - from LA Times. Licensed under Fair use.)
(Photo: "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" - Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia.)

The Monthly Speaker Meeting
Explore Rock 'N Roll

At 4pm on October 25 in the Symmes Branch of the Greenville Library on Pelham Road, PAM will get an inside look at the history of Rock 'N Roll on fifties and sixties radio. Join us for the sights and sounds of those bygone.

Also, we are looking for presenters for Piedmont Area Mensa's Monthly Speaker Meetings. Speakers may be, but do not have to be, Mensans. Our members have broad interests and past topics have ranged from rock & roll to astrophysics. Presentations last about an hour, including time for questions, and Mensans always have questions. We are a receptive and appreciative audience. If you would like to make a presentation, or if you have a suggestion, please contact our "Speaker Seeker" Sean Dulfey at (864) 234-9016 or Email.

(Photo: "Rat Pack" by Esteban 147 - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.)