Kentuckiana Mensa hosts a number of regularly scheduled events as well as occasional one time outings. All schedules are subject to change due to holidays and SIG (Special Interest Group) coordinator conflicts, so we strongly recommend syncing our Google calendar to your personal devices in order to stay current on dates, times, and locations.

cheri nicole kelly book signingCheri, Nicole, and Kelly at the signing for Nicole’s book Mr. Suicide.

Have an idea for a speaker, event, or SIG? Contact anyone on the Executive Committee to share your thoughts!

Monthly Gathering
Lunch or Dinner
Saturday or Sunday near the middle of the month
Most often this gathering consists of dinner at a sit-down restaurant and a brief talk given by a guest speaker, but the rest of the year is filled with game nights, a potluck barbecue, parties, and field trips. These events are almost always family-friendly, and a warning will appear in the event description in the Kyosk if that is not the case. Members are welcome to bring a guest.

Lunch Bunch
11:45 am
1st Wednesday & 3rd Thursday of every month
The Lunch Bunch is an informal group led by Jane Martin Buckley that meets for lunch at a downtown Louisville restaurant. Everyone meets at 11:45 am and orders by noon so that the meal can wrap up by 1 pm. RSVPs are NOT required and last minute drop-ins are always welcome. Please contact Jane at if you would like to be included on her reminder email list.

Ethnic Dining SIG
Alternates between 1st Friday and 1st Sunday of every month
THIS IS AN EVENT THAT REQUIRES RSVPs. Hosted by Shana Lincoln, this group meets at restaurants that specialize in foods from around the world. Times will vary based on the restaurants’ hours and locations. If you would like to be included on the email reminder list, contact Shana at In order to make sure Shana secures a large enough table for the group, simply reply to the email with your RSVP.

Bill & Nick sushiBill and Nick with flaming sushi at an Ethnic Dining SIG event.
Photo credit: Eve Lee