This meetup is for various activities that we can do on week evenings and weekends. Things like walking, hiking, festivals, billiards, bowling, tennis, cooking...etc. If you prefer quieter, more laid back environments or the outdoors to loud bars/clubs/happy hours, this meetup is for you.
Also for the work-evening meetups, I'd like to set up hours that are a little past regular happy hour/rush time, e.g. instead of 5-6, prefer 7-8-9, both to avoid traffic and to allow those of us who work later hours to attend.
I'd like to make the meetups less formal than I've seen in "professional" gatherings, more friendly and assure that new members are not ignored when they walk in. Members are encouraged to post suggestions and to meet on their own in small groups; maybe you have a last minute idea, or maybe you're attending another meetup and you'd like to not go alone, feel free to give a shout and see who's up for joining you.
Both shy faces and outgoing folks are welcome and you don't have to put on a happy face to join, just come out and shake off the work day with us and feel comfortable.
Meetups will take place either in Bethesda/suburbs in MD or VA or the City, preferring places with easy/available parking, and avoiding rush hour traffic.