In the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, the expectation is that all events listed here not marked as "Online" are likely to be cancelled, if not already marked as such. If you intend participating in any event listed here, please contact the event organiser beforehand to confirm that the event is still on.
 High Wycombe
Fri 4th Dec - 10:30am
Val Hinkins
Coffee & Chat 

Keep the date free and join me in High Wycombe for relaxed conversation, cake and coffee. Please contact me a few days beforehand to confirm the venue and that the meeting is going ahead on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Bedford
Sat 5th Dec - 12:00pm
Jo Sidebottom
Park walk & lunch 

Weather and Covid permitting, we are going to wander around Bedford’s attractive Victorian town park, enjoying a pub lunch on the way. Meet 12 noon in Bedford Park car park (Foster Hill Road, by Robinson Pool). Contact [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] beforehand to confirm it’s going ahead.

 Nottingham
Sat 5th Dec - 8:00pm
Maxine Bates
5OTM 

Will we be willing and able to meet for a drink at the Vat & Fiddle pub on Queensbridge Road (near Nottingham railway station and Castle Rock brewery)? Please check with Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email]

 Online
Sun 6th Dec - 2:00pm
Dave Denholm
Games Afternoon 

Please join Dave and Alison on-line for a relaxed and informal afternoon of board games and chat. All members and friends are welcome. We will be using www.boardgamearena.com and Skype for informal chat. For further dates, information, directions &/or connection details please contact Dave a few days beforehand. Either telephone him on [Phone Number] or e-mail to [Email]

 Notts
Sun 6th Dec - 11:00am
Maxine Bates
Walk 

Join us for a winter woodland walk in Sherwood Forest Several marked trails to choose from ranging from 1 to 4 miles. Meet in the visitor centre car park (NG21 9RN). £4 per car to park all day payable by cash, card or contactless. Suitable for all ages. Contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] beforehand to check this event is taking place due to virus restrictions or weather.

 Leicester
Mon 7th Dec - 7:00pm
Haydn Starkie
Zoom Dining 

With the present uncertainty about our ability to meet together at a restaurant, I would like to invite you eat your chosen meal at home whilst joining in some stimulating conversation via Zoom. If the situation should improve and we can meet at a restaurant, I will ask Mensa head office to notify everyone in the LE postcode area by email. More information on [Phone Number] or email [Email].

 Notts
Thu 10th Dec - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Natter & Nosh 

Please contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] to enquire whether dinner and drinks at The Cadland, High Road, Chilwell, will be possible.

 Lincolnshire
Sat 12th Dec - 12:30pm
Jacquie Harrison
Zoom lunch and discussion 

A theme rather than a discussion topic this month: “Christmas ornaments or food with a story”. Show and tell us about yours, and hear about others’, as we enjoy a friendly conversation over lunch. Email Jacquie in advance to request the link. If you haven’t used Zoom before, Jacquie is happy to run through it with you a few days beforehand. Contact Jacquie on [Email] or [Phone Number].

 Notts
Tue 15th Dec - 7:00pm
Peter Gault
3TuOTM 

The Newark group are in need of a new meeting venue as their regular one has closed as a casualty of COVID. Contact Pete on [Phone Number] or [Email] with suggestions and to find out if/when/how/where this friendly bunch will be getting together this month.

 Derby
Wed 16th Dec - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
3WOTM Online 

Have a pre-Christmas chat at our monthly Derby meeting on Zoom. We aim for it to last around an hour and twenty minutes. Wear your Christmas jumper or equivalent and have a glass/mug of a drink of your choice to hand with a mince pie. Please contact me for the Zoom link and with any questions. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email]

 Online
Thu 17th Dec - 7:00pm
Maxine Bates
Online Quiz 

Log onto the East Midlands Mensa Facebook group to test your general knowledge! Questions will be posted. Play along with your household/bubble. Then find out how much you really know when the answers appear! You might learn some trivia from the comfort of your sofa!

 Online
Mon 21st Dec - 7:30pm
Jo Sidebottom
3MOTM Quiz 

The Plough may not be running their quiz so close to Christmas, so it’s safer to stick with the online option. Fun general knowledge quiz via Zoom, link available from Jo nearer the time - [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number].

 Lincolnshire
Wed 23rd Dec - 7:30pm
Jacquie Harrison
Relaxed seasonal quiz 

Ho ho ho, all welcome to a fun quiz on Zoom. Small prize if there’s no cheating! Teams of 1 or 2, but you can have more than one team per household on separate screens. Have snacks/drinks handy. Email Jacquie for the link in advance. If you haven’t used Zoom before, Jacquie is happy to take you through it a few days ahead. Contact Jacquie on [Email] or [Phone Number].

 Notts
Tue 29th Dec - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Eating Meeting 

Sorry, no event this month due to the festive season. Hopefully normal service will resume in 2021.