What we're about

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Are you new to town? Looking to make new friends? Or maybe everyone you know is simply busy and you need things to do! This is the group for you.

Not from Yorktown? - That's ok! We facilitate meetups all over Hampton Roads (Va Beach, Yorktown, Hampton, Norfolk etc).

A little background: I created this group February of 2018 when I came to a turning point in my life. I realized that I am the creator of my own happiness and happiness is something you have to work to achieve. It is all about your attitude and perspective! You have to wake up every day and make the decision to be kind & positive, to network and socialize, to strive for your goals (etc.). I also needed more genuine friends, and I wanted a platform where I can do all the things I desire (preferably not alone). So here it is! Welcome to: #BoredNevermore.

^^ This also is a wonderful platform which allows me to give back to the world. I have suffered from anxiety and depression, and I have known what it is like to feel crushingly alone. The difficulty of trying to make friends who truly care and reciprocate. I run this meetup to try and help ensure that no one feels alone. I enjoy being able to facilitate what meetup has done for me, for you. Remember though, if this group doesn't work out for you, do not give up! There are so many groups with so many different people! Keep trying! Your happiness and quality of life are worth it! Everyone has their own niche. But I sincerely hope you find what you are looking for here. <3

This is how it works:

- Organizers will be posting events to see if anyone would like to join. (Just remember if you do sign up and cannot make it, please be sure to change your RSVP)

- If you have anything you would like to do, and want to schedule a meet-up/event, please feel free to message me and I will be more than happy to discuss creating your particular event and place you as the organizer. You will be expected to run the meetup in its entirety! So please be sure to be punctual, communicative, and reliable.

- This is NOT a singles group! If you happen to come out and meet someone and they end up being the love of your life then GREAT! I’m absolutely not against dating or anything!! I actually met my current boyfriend in this group. However, I’m 100% scheduling these events have a good time, meet new people, and make friends. I do not want that to become the focus of this group.

- Please do not message members of this group without having connected with them in real life by going to a meetup, or having some sort of shared interest (I'm not talking about messaging organizers/members for pertinent information). The whole point of meetup is to get out and meet new people IN REAL LIFE!! I want to encourage you to do just this. Messages that make members feel uncomfortable can be grounds for dismissal. This rarely happens, but I just want to at least make this very clear!

A New Development as of April 2019:

I work full time + 10+hrs of overtime a week, run this group, clean the house, garden (handle life etc.), and I now have a rather large friend group outside of meetup as well. I need you guys to understand that I am one person, and I just can't do it all. <3

I need you to google/find information yourselves if possible. I have been getting very frustrated lately because I am being asked unnecessary questions. I need y'all to help me out and at least try to find answers yourselves first! Often the info is in the event description & comments section, can be found in the link provided, can be simply googled, or you can even call the venue! It is easier to ask me, yes... Just realize that you are not the only one asking me questions (hundreds of people are), and over time it gets to be overwhelming. As a result of this, I will be pointing you in the right direction now instead of directly answering. Please take the initiative. This would be very much appreciated!!

In regards to chatting. I would love nothing more than to make connections with everyone, but I just can't. I unfortunately do not have the time any longer to chat with members on the side through meetup. The reality of things is if you are looking to connect on meetup, go to meetups! This isn't the kind of app where you are supposed to message people and THEN hang out. You're supposed to come out, get to know people, and then get their contact info and go from there. I personally just do not have the time!

Basically: I love running this meetup site, and it brings me so much joy to watch people connect and get out/have fun, but I have to remember to protect myself as well! I'm making these changes to help keep me from mental exhaustion in some areas. <3 I would very much appreciate your support and understanding.

Upcoming events (5+)

Class: Mini Envelope Photo Album

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Ladies! Come to Poquoson and make a Mini Envelope Photo Album! I’ll demonstrate and help you with each step. The album in the photo is just an example. You can make your album any color combinations that you want. People love receiving these cards because they are more personal and meaningful than any store bought card! They come from your hands and from your heart! This card can be a great GIFT for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthday, New Baby, Graduation, Get Well, Vacation, Thinking of You... You pick the type of card you want to make! Not only will you go home with the perfect gift you will get to try out some really awesome crafting tools! SAVE your seat by paying the class fee of $10 to PayPal: Mel’s Treasures When I receive your admission fee I can share with you the exact location of this meetup. Or, you can ask me in a message through Meetup. SUPPLY LIST 🌷VIP: Bring 6 to 8, 4” x 6” Photos 🌷Personal Paper Trimmer (with a straight cutting blade AND a scoring blade) 🌷Essentials Four Way Punch 🌷Two sheets of 12 x 12 Cardstock (one dark color and one light that look good together and match the subject of your album photos 🌷Variety Mats 🌷Scissors 🌷Designer Paper (12 x 12, printed papers) 🌷Tape Runner 🌷Stickers, Ribbon & Embellishments No worries if you don’t have some or all of these items! Please bring your own tools if you have them. Other supplies can be purchased at minimal prices from my inventory. Bring a friend, a sibling, a daughter, your mom, Aunt or grandmother! Children must be at least 14 years of age. I hope you can make it to my class! I’m so looking forward to seeing friends old and new! Let’s get our craft on! 😍

Ladies Night Out 💃🏼 Grain, Happy Hour 🍻

Play Hooky Friday is Back!! Ladies Edition. 🥳 🍻 Featuring Grain! 🌾 https://grainnorfolk.com Come celebrate the week’s end by leaving work early on a Fridayyyy and having a night out with the girls. 👌🏼 Get a little glammed up if you’d like! 💕 (Not required ofc) Happy hour is from 5-7pm (Happy hour features can be found in the photos section) Live music @ 9:00pm (not sure how long I will personally be staying) Over 100 beers on tap! (Ciders too for those of you who aren’t big on beer) I’ll personally be leaving my house around 3:39/4:00 to walk around & make sure I get parking etc! There is also another meetup at 8:00 for a concert! Bob Dylan songs (sign up for the meetup separately!!! I am not running it) Buy tickets online > price is $30.00 . Link : https://www.facebook.com/events/1121762397981031/

Sound Check Bingo!

Capstan Bar Brewing Company

Here is another opportunity to come out for Soundcheck Bingo. You may be wondering "What is Sound Check Bingo?"......well, this is bingo with music! The goal is to get 5 across, up, down, or diagonal, but instead of using numbers there is music. They have a variety of categories/genres.....for instance, 80's..90's..country...one hit wonders...classic rock...TV theme songs...just to name some. There are prizes involved, and it doesn't cost a thing to play! This is hosted by Team Trivia VB. This will be lots of fun! Food truck will be Southern Hospitality. https://www.capstanbarbrewing.com/ http://www.teamtriviadc.com/

A Ladies Scrapbooking Weekend

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A Meetup for Ladies only... Hi there! I am passionate at #1 helping people make sure that their photos are protected from being lost or destroyed and #2 helping people do fun and beautiful things with their photos...that will lasts for generations to come. There are stories in your photos to be told, written down and they need to be shared with future generations! Your albums are a legacy about and for your family now and in the future. Knowing who those people are in your photos will be very important! I have photos handed down to me and I don’t have a clue who the people are. How sad that is! Ladies if you like to scrapbook I have a group that likes to get together to work on their photo projects. We meet at my Ladies Craft & Chat Club in Poquoson. We meet in a very nice office space. I share the exact location with attendees after they pay their admission fee but if not knowing the details stops you from joining in the fun then please do contact me. I simply think it’s just safer these days to not board cast the location to the whole world! :-) This is NOT an overnight event. It starts on Friday evening 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Friday is a great time for you to get your things all set up and get your projects started. Then attendees return on Saturday morning at 10 am and play until 8:00 pm This is open to any skill level; beginners are WELCOMED! If you have never scrapbooked your photos before I can help get you started! You will be amazed at how far along scrapbooking has come! There are better and beautiful methods that make putting your photos together fast and fabulous! It’s really easy to do! In fact, you don’t even have to be a very creative person! Sometimes people just need a little helping hand to get them started and I love doing just that. I totally get it if you are new to the idea of going to a two day event. I do classes as well that only last a couple hours. The cost of this weekend event is $30. There is NOT a separate charge for ONLY Friday or for ONLY Saturday. It’s $30. There will be shorter events announced. Contact me as I’m sure you have questions and I’m here to help you! If you ever want to come and visit my club let me know! Melody Long

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