What we're about

➜ Help us plan events! See our idea list at www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/pages/29420777/Summer_2019/

➜ Be the first to know what's up! Join our new text list by visiting http://www.bit.ly/text-list-add

➜ See our upcoming events at http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/events and view photos from all our past events at http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/photos/all_albums/?sort=create

This group is about fun and interesting activities for thoughtful, emotionally healthy people. It was launched in 2013, primarily for primarily for current or past participants in Divorce and Relationship Recovery groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, but is now open to anyone willing to treat others with respect and compassion.

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.

See our event calendar at http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/#calendar

See our new Lost-and-Found page at:
http://www.divorceandrelationshiprecovery.org/banb-lost-found

If you think you might like to organize events within this group, please join the group and then contact us at http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/suggestion 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.

Meetup has rolled out a new design that may make it more difficult to find our group. We recommend you save or bookmark our direct web address, so you can find us in the future with a single click:
http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/events

Through 2017, this group charged mandatory annual "dues," which were actually donations to the non-profit Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network, which supports six weekly information/support groups (five of them in San Francisco Bay Area) and is planning more in the future. We've done away with the dues, but would like each member to give at least $40 each year - or set up an automatic monthly gift - to support this life-changing work. Symbols like ⑮ , ⑯ and ⑰ denote group members who have given at least that much in the indicated year(s). Please make your contribution (tax-deductible to the full extent of the law) at: http://www.divorceandrelationshiprecovery.networkforgood.com/projects/24372

Please add yourself to our mail list for periodic updates on our work, at: http://www.bit.ly/drrn

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 (5+)

SNO-VEMBER and the last TreasureFest EVER on Treasure Island (WAS the 30th!)

Yes, this event was originally (and mistakenly) scheduled on the New Beginnings calendar for Thanksgiving Saturday - but it's the Saturday BEFORE Thanksgiving! Oops! If you've never been to the monthly party on Treasure Island, join us... and this one includes SNO-VEMBER - with ten tons of actual snow! Start and end times subject to change, so check back! More event info coming soon but you can learn about TreasureFest at www.treasurefest.com After the long and storied history of TreasureFest, this will be the last one EVER in its current form. Due to ongoing development and construction on Treasure Island (housing, recreation, commercial space) there won't be enough room for this event on Treasure Island in 2020. There are plans to revive it in some form at a new location next year. SUGGESTED CARPOOL LOCATION for people coming from the southern Peninsula or South Bay: the[masked] Park-and-Ride at[masked]th Ave in San Mateo. Please note that is is NOT the[masked] one we often use to go to the coast! This one's just off Highway 101 and much better taking 101 North towards Treasure Island. Please use the comments area to make carpool and transport plans. ALSO be very careful when exiting the Bay Bridge for Treasure Island. The exits onto the island are very short! ➜ New Beginnings has events planned for EVERY DAY of the Thanksgiving weekend - and two on some days! Learn more and RSVP at www.meetup.com/bay-area-new-beginnings/events ➜ Won't you join your ⇨93⇦ friends that have become 2019 Supporting Members of New Beginnings and the non-profit Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network? Our Halloween goal was 100 (oops!) and our year-end goal is 150. We need YOU! Please give today at www.bit.ly/banb-donate

Thanksgiving Eve at Jack's (cash, please!)

Join us for a Thanksgiving Eve get-together at Jack's in San Mateo! Please bring cash, and have some small bills for change, for "settling up" at the end of the evening. See the Jack's page - including the menu - on Yelp at: www.yelp.com/biz/jacks-restaurant-and-bar-san-mateo-19 ➜ Be the first know! Use this form to add yourself to our new text list, for occasional news or late updates on our group: www.bit.ly/text-list-add ➜ Won't you join your ⇨ 93 ⇦ friends that have become 2019 Supporting Members of New Beginnings and the non-profit Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network? Our Halloween goal was 100 (oops!) and our year-end goal is 150. We need YOU! Please give today at www.bit.ly/banb-donate ➜ New Beginnings has events planned for EVERY DAY of the Thanksgiving weekend - and two on some days! Learn more and RSVP at www.meetup.com/bay-area-new-beginnings/events

Thanksgiving Day Potluck Dinner in Menlo Park (6 spots left)

🔴 🔴 🔴 The RSVP process for this event is DIFFERENT THAN USUAL. If you want to come, PLEASE REVIEW the INFORMATION BELOW! 🔴 🔴 🔴 Steele Harris has generously offered his home in Menlo Park, AND turkey, AND cooking it for us! Thank you, Steele! Doors open at 2:00 for anyone that wants to set up or socialize, our event officially starts at 3:00, and Thanksgiving dinner is planned for 4:00. Here are the two things you need to do to attend. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE TWO STEPS TO ATTEND: ❶ Visit www.bit.ly/2019-tgiving-giving and make a donation. You'll see some guidelines there, but we're asking for something from everyone. Once you've done this, we will add you to the RSVP list for this page, so others can see who's coming. Please be generous in your support of Divorce and Relationship Recovery and New Beginnings! (If you have trouble with that link, please use https://divorceandrelationshiprecovery.networkforgood.com/projects/85364-menlo-park-2019-thanksgiving instead) ❷ Look at the comments area of this page to see what others are bringing, then decide what you're going to bring, and write it as a comment of your own. (You'll have to be logged into New Beginnings to add your comment.) It's easy to get too much snacky stuff, so please consider Thanksgiving fare to complement Steele's delicious turkey! Consider: stuffing, vegetables, potato dishes, bread items, salad, wine and other beverages, appetizers and desserts! Where do your donations go? Your generosity powers all the weekly Divorce and Relationship Recovery support groups in California and Texas, and three New Beginnings groups - this one, West Texas New Beginnings, and a brand-new one in the Dublin-Pleasanton area called Tri-Valley New Beginnings. We bear all the expenses of any small non-profit organization, including salary for an Executive Director, work and storage space, transportation, supplies, insurance, computer and A/V equipment, online services and videos/materials for our groups. Some of our costs have risen significantly, and 2018's giving is not going to be enough to finish 2019 and enter the new decade. Please give as you are able! If you can't join us, we'll miss you - but we'd still be grateful for your financial support. See www.bit.ly/banb-donate Your questions are welcome. Send them via text to[masked] or use [masked] for e-mail. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your support! ➜ New Beginnings has events planned for EVERY DAY of the Thanksgiving weekend - and two on some days! Learn more and RSVP at www.meetup.com/bay-area-new-beginnings/events

Thanksgiving Friday: Fourth Annual San Francisco City Walk!

Details coming soon! Start and end times subject to change. Event will resemble LAST year's super-fun event, which you can read about at www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/events/[masked] ➜ New Beginnings has events planned for EVERY DAY of the Thanksgiving weekend - and two on some days! Learn more and RSVP at www.meetup.com/bay-area-new-beginnings/events ➜ Won't you join your ⇨93⇦ friends that have become 2019 Supporting Members of New Beginnings and the non-profit Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network? Our Halloween goal was 100 (oops!) and our year-end goal is 150. We need YOU! Please give today at www.bit.ly/banb-donate

Past events (1,018)

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Panofsky Auditorium

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