What we're about

We are about one thing: hosting events for singles and married over 40 that provides opportunities for them to socialize, develop new friendships and simply do things with folks in their own age group.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER:

1. Your Privacy Settings must allow the Organizer to contact you.

2. Your profile name must include your actual first name (only the first name needs to be actual), plus:

  • a last name
  • a middle or last initial (you have 26 to choose from)
  • no trade names, no business names, no dating site or nick names

3. Your profile photo must be a reasonable close-up of only you, with your face centered in the photo...and nothing else. Need help... Changing Profile Pic

3. You must be a resident of Alabama, 40 or over

4. You may not use the Meetup messenger system to contact our members without first getting their permission. You must actually meet them at an event. This software is NOT a dating site.

5. The Organizer may remove/ban any member for any reason at any time for failure to follow these rules.  Therefore, members are not allowed to bring any previously removed/banned person to any of the 40+ Social Group events.

WHY DO WE REQUIRE THIS STUFF?

1. Organizers must be able to communicate directly with individual members

2. We are a social group and members must be able to address other members by their actual first name. Your 40+ Social Group profile name must be comprised of your actual first name (as described above) and something additional to make your profile name unique (we have numerous Steve's, Bob's and Debbie's) for searching and distinction. We now require a middle/last initial or last name to be approved for membership. Anonymity and cloaking is not allowed.

3. Everyone has TWO distinct Meetup profiles: (a) your main Meetup account profile and (b) your 40+ Social Group profile. The photo in your 40+ Social Group profile must follow the requirements described above. The closeup and centering requirement is so members can distinguish your face inside these small circles that Meetup software inserts your photo It also helps see your face on small mobile phone screens. Your face only in the photo, reasonably centered - we don't want anything else in the photo...because your friends, family, pets, children, favorite team and sunglasses are not asking to be members.

By the way, the small circles are centered on the entire photo, the software does not search for your face and place it in the center of the circle.

4. This requires no additional explanation. We are serious about this.

5. We simply want the opportunity to provide stuff to do so our members can socialize. When a person is removed or banned, it is exactly our decision and not made lightly. Typically, it is for blatant refusal to obey requirements, or for displaying a characteristics that we feel are counter to the personality of the group, or if the person is a rabble-rouser.

RELEASE: By accepting membership, you agree not to hold 40+ Social Group, it's Organizer, Co-organizers or Event Hosts responsible for negligence or anything that happens in connection with the 40+ Social Group event. By participating in our group events, you understand, agree and accept all direct or indirect risks

Below are the Terms of Service for which you agree when you use the Meetup software: Terms of Service

KEYWORDS: singles, married, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, music, dancing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, tubing, baseball, football, ballet, opera, concerts, skiing, bowling, racing, skeet, shooting, wine, camping, hockey, happy-hour, dining, dinner, orchestra, art, theater, musical, play, golf, paintball, movie, stallions, indy, grand prix, barons, whitewater

Upcoming events (4+)

Midsummer's Night Dream (free concert)

Needs a location

An evening of outdoor music...

WHAT: a free picnic concert on the grass

WHEN: 8:00 concert begins

WHERE: bring your blanket and chairs and picnic supper. I'll be there with a solid gray blanket near the steps (corner of 1st Ave and 18th Street), and I'll have my Beagle with me.

COST: free

PARKING: free after 6pm

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INFORMATION

SYMPHONY alabamasymphony.org/

VENUE railroadpark.org/

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Tubing @ Little Cahaba River

Needs a location

Relax, relax, relax...

WHAT: a leisurely float down the picturesque Little Cahaba River

WHEN: 11:00 check-in, 11:30 leave for boat launch

LUNCH: afterwards at Boondocks BBQ (Wilton)

COST: cash only, $10 per person ; $5 per cooler-float

CARPOOL: self organized; post your interest in the Comments section below

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INFORMATION

GETTING THERE

  • Turn at the canoe (mounted on a post as you drive up CR 65)
  • Outfitter is at the end (map shows it 1/4 mile short)
  • Zero phone signal in this area
  • If you're late, no problem, go ahead checkin and get on the river; you'll quickly catch-up (we'll be looking for you)

OUTFITTER facebook.com/pages/Limestone-Park-Canoe-Rental/[masked]

RESTAURANT facebook.com/Anm4407/

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Social Hour @ J. Alexander's

Needs a location

Come socializing and dance...

WHEN: 5:30, but come anytime

WHERE: inside bar area (aka Redlands Grill)

DINNER: some folks may also eat here, if so make reservations now (see below)

DANCING: 8:30 at Bar 31, reserved table

NEW MEMBERS: I'll find you as you come into the bar

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INFORMATION...

J ALEXANDER's jalexandersholdings.com/locations

BAR 31 bar31bham.com/

Coosa River Kayak Trip (11am trip)

Needs a location

Lets go kayaking on the Coosa river!

Where: Coosa River Adventures, located in Wetumpka Alabama (about one hour and thirty minutes south of Birmingham).
When: Sunday, June 5th
Time: 11:00am trip (be there by 10:30am)

EACH PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RESERVING THEIR SPOT ON THE TRIP.
Call Coosa River Adventures at (334)[masked] and reserve your individual spot under your name (NOT under the 40's group) for the trip that starts at 11:00am.
DON'T WAIT TO CALL, THEY FILL UP FAST. IF THEY DON'T ANSWER, LEAVE A MESSAGE SO YOU WILL BE IN LINE FOR YOUR RESERVATION.
Their web site is www.coosariveradventures.com if you want additional information.

It is a 7 mile paddle back to the outfitter and usually takes 3 - 4 hours.

It is mostly a class 1 and 2 river (beginner friendly) with one class 3 rapid which can be portaged around if you don't want to run it.

Costs: Single and double sit on top kayaks are available for rent that include paddle and life jacket. The singles are $34 per person and the doubles are $65 for 2 people. $5 discount if you pay cash.
You can bring your own kayak that they will transport for $15 (you must bring a life jacket or they will not carry your boat.)
No glass or Styrofoam coolers. small coolers to fit on the kayak.

Want to carpool? Use the Public Comments section of this meetup to make arrangements and coordinate with like-minded friends.

Post Float Dinner Anyone? We will discuss and make arrangements at the meetup for those interested in grabbing dinner on the way home.

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Past events (521)

Drag Night (comedy club)

Needs a location

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