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.

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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 $180 +tax per year). Thank you!

Thank you to the following people for their generous support!

2019: Vinh, Mina.

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

Upcoming events (4)

Call it a cheat day because it’s heavy dinner

Braza Bar And Grill

Did you have a dinner option after Saturday’s brunch? how about a vibrant all-you-can-eat churrascaria serving Brazilian grilled meats rodizio-style in sizable digs? HOW IT WORKS: We have a reservation for a group of 13 at the said time and date. COST: Bring cash to split the bill (price is 24.99 + tip of your choice) DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: It’s all-you-can-eat, so pick up what you can and leave behind what you cannot. Special cases may be spoken with the restaurant staff. If you cannot attend or run late - PLEASE update your RSVP or write a comment on the event board so that the group can plan accordingly. Thanks!

April Book Club - Station Eleven

Needs a location

The book: "One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time—from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet." There will be some snacks and tea, feel free to bring something to share! Address TBD, Waltham.

Visit Amherst & Emily Dickinson Homestead [TENTATIVE DATE]

Emily Dickinson Museum

This is to gauge interest for a tour of Emily Dickinson's Homestead in Amherst, MA. They offer group tours for $10-13. If you are interested in joining, please RSVP Yes to this event. I will need to arrange this visit with the museum in advance and until I've done that, the date will be tentative. (You will not be confirmed until you've paid.) The drive is about 1hr45m and we would carpool from the Arlington-Medford-Waltham area. In addition to the homestead, we can explore Amherst (e.g. Yiddish Book Center and Amherst College) and grab lunch before heading back. More information to come! www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/about_the_museum

June Book Club - Becoming

Needs a location

Get on the library waitlist now! The June book is Becoming by Michelle Obama. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Address TBD, Medford.

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