What we're about

Hello! This is a group for 30-somethings in and around Arlington who are interested in making new social connections. The group was started because there seem to be a lot of us around town these days. We would love to meet you at one of our events! The group relies on members to suggest and organize events*, some of which have included dinners, hikes, game nights, book clubs, concerts, and more. If you have an idea for a Meetup, please message the organizers!

*We really appreciate members who open up their home to host events and want folks to feel comfortable doing so. Hence, we ask new members to attend one of our public events prior to RSVP-ing to events held at a private residence.

Attendance policy: Plans change, stuff happens. We definitely understand, so please let the host/organizer know by updating your RSVP. On the other hand, no-shows are inconsiderate and disrespectful to the host/organizer, as well as other attendees. Repeated no-shows may result in removal from future events and from the group itself.

The Arlington 30-somethings Meetup group is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. That each member should feel safe and respected at each event is of utmost value to us. If any of our members have an experience at one of our events that does not align with this policy, we encourage you to bring it to the attention of the Leadership team so that it may be addressed it in a timely manner.


The continued running of this Meetup group is made possible by the generous contributions from fellow members. If you enjoy our events and would like to support us, please contact a member of the Leadership team. All member contributions go towards paying the Meetup fees for running the group (approx $198 +tax per year). Thank you!

Thank you to the following people for their generous support!

2019: Vinh, Mina, Mary617, Gretchen H, Rachel, Anonymous, ulea lago, Rigel, Phil Eberhardt, DBmore, Cate, Abhinav, Ben.

2018 (September onwards): Rachel, DBmore, Mary617, Cate, Abhinav, Ben, Alice, Jill.

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Book Club - Team of Five

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https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/team-of-five-kate-andersen-brower/1130636702 From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Residence and First Women—also a New York Times bestseller—comes a poignant, news-making look at the lives of the five former presidents in the wake of their White House years, including the surprising friendships they have formed through shared perspective and empathy. After serving the highest office of American government, five men—Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama—became members of the world’s most exclusive fraternity. In Team of Five, Kate Andersen Brower goes beyond the White House to uncover what, exactly, comes after the presidency, offering a glimpse into the complex relationships of these five former presidents, and how each of these men views his place in a nation that has been upended by the Oval Office’s current, norm-breaking occupant, President Donald Trump. With an empathetic yet critical eye and firsthand testimony from the Carters, Donald Trump, and the top aides, friends, and family members of the five former presidents, Team of Five takes us inside the exclusive world of these powerful men and their families, including the unlikely friendship between George W. Bush and Michelle Obama, the last private visits Bill Clinton and Barack Obama shared with George H.W. Bush, and the Obamas’ flight to Palm Springs after Donald Trump’s inauguration. Perhaps most timely, this insightful, illuminating book overflows with anecdotes about how the ex-presidents are working to combat President Trump’s attempts to undo the achievements and hard work accomplished during their own terms. Perhaps most poignantly, Team of Five sheds light on the inherent loneliness and inevitable feelings of powerlessness and frustration that come with no longer being the most important person in the world, but a leader with only symbolic power. There are ways, though, that these men, and their wives, have become powerful political and cultural forces in American life, even as so-called “formers.”

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Book Club - Midnight in Chernobyl

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