This is a group for people who live, spend time in, or want to spend time in the eastern part of the San Fernando Valley, and want to make friends and do activities closer to home! Let's check out some NoHo theater, go to Balboa Park for a potluck lunch, do a pub quiz night in Valley Village, happy hour in Studio City, bowling in Burbank, mini-golf in Van Nuys...there's good stuff on our side of the Hollywood Hills--let's take advantage of it!
I started this group because I live in NoHo, and most meetup groups are focused on the non-Valley parts of LA. I love exploring all the LA neighborhoods, but sometimes we forget all the good things in our own backyard. So let's make some local friends, and enjoy not sitting in traffic to get to a cool Meetup!
Many people have emailed me about the age range, and while I don't want to put up age rules, I'll let you know it clusters mostly around 25-45.
I envision holding most activities from the 405 to the 2: Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Studio City, Valley Village, North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Burbank, and even some in Glendale. And perhaps every now and again, we may throw in an activity that is metro rail-accessible (like Hollywood or Downtown), because that's one thing that makes the valley awesome for sure! SUGGESTIONS ARE VERY WELCOME but do require organizer approval first.
No-show policy: three strikes, you're out. No one likes flakes. Don't be a flake! Please take note that certain events will require you to update your RSVP prior to the event for planning purposes, and changing your RSVP after that will also count as a no-show.
*As you may or may not know, Meetup groups are not free, so I'm covering the Meetup fees for the first 3 months to get things going, so starting June 1, 2013, there will be a $3.00-$5.00 annual fee (depending on how may members we get). Hopefully, you will feel like this is a reasonable contribution to what I know will be an awesome group!