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🔴 Welcome! Please also visit our web site here. The best way to stay informed about our events is to get on our text list. Do it at http://bit.ly/text-list-add

For the duration of the coronavirus crisis, please be sure to check our Meetup events page www.meetup.com/bay-area-new-beginnings/events before starting your trip to any of our meetings or events.

View photos from all our past events here.

Our events offer a way for people make new friends, go new places, and to do fun things together that are not focused on alcohol or romance. We insist on thoughtful, respectful behavior from everyone in the group and at our events.

Our parent entity is the non-profit Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network, and it also offers weekly relationship support groups for people dealing with divorce and relationship turmoil. Learn more and please visit if you might find it helpful! At the end of this page you can support us financially, and we'd be very grateful!

If you think you might like to organize fun New Beginnings events, please join the group and then contact us here with your ideas. We can walk you through setting up Meetup pages for them, so other people in our group can learn about them and attend.

We suggest that you save or bookmark our web address, so you can find us in the future with a single click:

www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/events

We'd love the financial support of every member to continue and grow Bay Area New Beginnings, and the non-profit Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network that operates it. It operates weekly information/support groups (five of them in San Francisco Bay Area) for anyone dealing with divorce or relationship turmoil. Become a "Supporting Member" by giving today at www.bit.ly/banb-donate

Please note that you assume all responsibility for your safety, privacy, transportation to and from and during our events. You should take the same care for these that you would take for any public or online event.

Upcoming events (4+)

🍔🍻 Marvin Gardens in Belmont and 🏀 Warriors/Mavs Game 2 (6pm tip-off)

If you've never been to Marvin Gardens - or haven't been recently - don't miss this! Nice newly-remodeled patio with TVs, great food and drink, a fun atmosphere - and you can watch Game 2 of the Warriors/Mavericks basketball playoff series. The winner of this seven-game series goes to the NBA Championship! Interest in basketball is not required!

Please come early to socialize and helps us get great seats for the group. The game starts at 6:00 pm sharp!

See photos and learn more about Marvins at www.marvingardensrestaurantandbeer.com - or view the menu here

Marvins is just down the street from St James Gate, where we often meet - and has the same charming ambience of 🚂 Caltrain trains racing by on the tracks at the back of the garden!

Join us Saturday morning for coffee and brunch at Café La Tartine in Rewwood City! More info

➜ For his birthday fundraiser event this year, our event host and New Beginnings founder Davis Fields has chosen... New Beginnings! Please learn about it, and support New Beginnings through challenging times, at www.bit.ly/davis-birthday

➜ Just posted: the first-ever District Six Art and Wine festival, tomorrow (Saturday 21st) in San Francisco. Food trucks, wine, artwork, live music and lots of people-watching. Learn more and RSVP here

Don't miss CARNAVAL 2022 in San Francisco! Next Sunday (Memorial Day weekend). Don't miss it! Details here

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☕️🥐🥪 Saturday morning coffee at Café La Tartine in RWC (with PA Social Club)

It's our much-loved Saturday morning coffee get-together! Come when you can, bring friends if you like, and be sure to welcome new people!

Please note that our pre-COVID location, the Palo Alto Paris Baguette, has closed - so we're meeting at 𝐂𝐀𝐅𝐄́ 𝐋𝐀 𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐄 in Redwood City. You may know it even if the name's not familiar - it's right across the street from the downtown Redwood City theaters. And it's even COVID-appropriate, with lots of outdoor seating! Delicious pastries, breakfast entrées, even mimosas - and of course great coffee!

This event is also listed on the Meetup site for our partner group Palo Alto Social Club at www.meetup.com/Palo-Alto-Social-Club and RSVPing there is fine, if that's the group you're a member of!

𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚: A great parking choice is the Jefferson Garage at 𝟴𝟯𝟬 𝗝𝗘𝗙𝗙𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗢𝗡 𝗔𝗩𝗘. You can validate your parking ticket in the theatre across the street from La Tartine and park in this garage for 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 for up to four hours! And... if you take the elevator up from the bottom of the entry ramp, you'll come out right next to La Tartine!

Most on-street parking spaces in downtown Redwood City parking DO cost money starting at 10am Saturdays - so please observe the signs. You can see a parking map at www.redwoodcity.org/home/showpublishedimage/7024/[masked]

➜ Be the first to know! If you're not getting text updates about our events, please add yourself to our text list at http://text-list-add

➜ For his birthday fundraiser event this year, our event host and New Beginnings founder Davis Fields has chosen... New Beginnings! Please learn about it, and support New Beginnings through challenging times, at www.bit.ly/davis-birthday

➜ Check out our event calendar at www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/events

First-Ever District Six Art and Wine Festival with Live Music

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DIstrict Six is holding its first-ever Art and Wine Festival and we've rented three tables for you and your New Beginnings friends!

Please see the RSVP instructions below. You'll RSVP by purchasing your ticket in advance.

"District Six is hosting our first art and wine festival, combining some of our favorite local artists and wineries together for one day! Think outdoor art walk that meets wine tasting with best friends, featuring live music and a muralist creating art on-site. Family and pup-friendly.
FOOD & DRINK VENDORS include Chef's Truck, Nucha Empanadas, De La Calle, Lil' Alijo Catering, Kami Kustoms & Monarch Beer Garden.
SMALL GOODS VENDORS include Ambrosial Skincare, Hella Creations, Sun Water Jewelry, Vital Vices, New York Filthy & More! MUSIC from electic volinist Rose Crelli and more!"

Learn more about the event here on the District Six web site.

Come when you like and leave when you like. It should be a great afternoon! Feel free to discuss plans for Saturday evening in the comments area of this page - or at the event.

➜➜➜ TICKETING: As long as our attendee total is 18 or less, you can purchas tickets. Send $8.00 per person to Davis Fields via Venmo using the ID 𝚍𝚛𝚛-𝚗𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔. Once your payment is received, we wil change your RSVP to "Yes." Act soon if you want to attend... this may sell out! Sorry, we are not able to accept Zelle payments at this time! Please set up a free Venmo account if you don't already have one.

Day-of-event texts can be sent to Davis at[masked]

DIstrict SIx is a 10-15 minute walk from the BART 16th+Mission station. Carpooling is recommended if you drive. Nearby street parking isn't hard to find, but be aware that some San Francisco meters run on weekends!

➜ For his birthday fundraiser event this year, our event host and New Beginnings founder Davis Fields has chosen... New Beginnings! Please learn about it, and support New Beginnings through challenging times, at www.bit.ly/davis-birthday

➜ Just posted: CARNAVAL 2022 in San Francisco! Next Sunday (Memorial Day weekend). Don't miss it! Details here

CARNAVAL 2022 in San Francisco! (Sunday of Memorial Day weekend)

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Let's do CARNAVAL for 2022! Learn more about this legendary San Francisco Memorial Day weekend event at www.carnavalsanfrancisco.org

Sunday choices will include the Festival ("covering 17 blocks in the Mission District, with five main stages, 50 local performing artists, and 400 vendors and including international food, dancing, sampling sites and entertainment for families, couples and friends of all ethnic, social and economic backgrounds" ), and the Parade (9:30am-2:30pm, "starts on 24th and Bryant, traveling west onto Mission Street then north to 15th Street"). The event is free unless you want tickets to the parafe grandstand seating area, available here for $25/person."

If you purchase grandstand tickets, feel free to let others know by saying so in the comments area of this page. Carpooling is encouraged! More info will be posted here as the event draws closer!

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