- SANTA CRUZ Polyamory Monthly Meetup
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please join the main Santa Cruz Polyamory Monthly Meetup Group (see below for link) for updates. Changes in venue or cancellations MIGHT NOT BE POSTED HERE. You have been Warned! DETAILS (as copied from the main meetup) This is a social gathering for Santa Cruz area polyamorists, people who support multipartner relationships and families. Poly-curious folks, family, and friends welcome. We welcome people of all genders, orientations, and family configurations (please be at least 18 years old). Our format is open-topic casual conversation in a safe public place, allowing everyone to talk about what they want to talk about. This allows people to get to know each other and also helps create a safe environment. Personal sharing is welcome though not required. Get to know other poly folks and learn about how poly folks make their loving relationships meaningful. [url=http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-Polyamory/about/]About this Meetup Group[/url]
- SAN FRANCISCO: SF Cuddles - Sunday SoMa Cuddle Party! July 7th 2019
**RSVP's do not reflect actual attendance. Events are listed on multiple calendars.** New day, time and location! Sunday July 7th at 1pm - SF Cuddles is throwing another daytime Cuddle Party! Cuddle Party in SoMa at a new location on 6th and Folsom (Address will be given with purchased ticket email.) RSVPing here DOES NOT guarantee a spot - make sure to REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE. All other details can be found on the Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-sunday-soma-cuddle-party-july-7th-2019-tickets-62410504499 What is a Cuddle Party? Cuddle Party is a 3-4 hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like minded people. More details are in the Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-sunday-soma-cuddle-party-july-7th-2019-tickets-62410504499).
- PN: LGBTQ and Polyamory Peer Power group (San Mateo)
NOTE: Event is announced in multiple places; RSVP numbers here are NOT accurate! Hey polyamorous/open folks in the SF Peninsula area and beyond! We're continuing the Polyamory Peer Power group on the 2nd Thursday of each month (unless you tell us that another time would work better!). Stop by and get to know other poly/open/etc people in San Mateo County! There is no charge for this event. The San Mateo County Pride Center is open to all, including LGBTQ , polyamorous, open, RA, poly-friendly, queer allies, as well as people from any background, race, gender or sexual identification, religion, political affiliation, and length of hair (or lack thereof!). If you are interested and respectful of diversity, we're happy to have you join us! NOTES: *UPDATE: This IS a potluck dinner! Feel free to bring a dish or drinks to share if you'd like! There is no "real kitchen" so plan accordingly. *No alcohol *There IS FREE PARKING behind the building! *We are usually in the main room, but if you're not sure, check in with the front desk and they'll tell you if we are meeting somewhere else. RSVP here in Meetup or in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/237114543604330/ Hope to see YOU soon! Dawn Davidson, Andres Loyola, and the Pride Center staff Questions? write to [masked]
- EAST BAY: Open Meetup
**RSVPs do not reflect actual attendance...event is listed on multiple sites 21+ only The East Bay Open Meetup is a monthly gathering of friendly folk from in and around the East Bay. This is primarily a social gathering for those who are interested in polyamory, non-monogamy, open relationships and/or BDSM/kink, or who enjoy the company of others who do.
- PALO ALTO: Peninsula Poly Coffee Social
**RSVPs do not reflect actual attendance - events are listed on multiple calendars** HOSTED BY: TinyFish & The Llama QUESTIONS: [masked] 7pm-?? ***** PLEASE NOTE: This event is actually hosted by the Peninsula Polyamory meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Peninsula-Polyamory When organizers can't make it (like due to illness), we cancel the event on our calendar. The copy of our event on the Bay Area Poly Collective calendar doesn't get updated. Feel free to join our group directly. ***** Make new friends who share your interest in polyamory here on the San Francisco Bay Area's peninsula! This monthly social get-together is open to polyamorous or poly-curious people and their partners. It's an informal social, not a formal discussion group; you don't have to talk about being poly, but it's a safe place to. Our crowd skews young - mostly folks in their twenties and thirties - but well-behaved persons of all ages are welcome. If possible, please support our continued use of this space by making a purchase. Coupa Cafe has a great menu and a wide selection of drinks and eats and treats. We usually get 15-20 people. Please RSVP to encourage others here at Meetup.com by showing them we're well attended, and please review the event afterwards to share how great a time you had. (Please note that we are a social group, and one dedicated to polyamory. While those who practice swinging and other forms of consensual non-monogamy are welcome at our events, aggressive 'cruising' is forbidden. Thank you for helping us maintain a friendly, no-pressure atmosphere. This is a female co-organized event.) Come on down to the cafe and revive yourself with food, folks, and frivolity!
- EAST BAY: Poly Women's Support Circle
**RSVP's do not reflect actual attendance. Events are listed on multiple calendars.** **This is a pointer entry ONLY. To attend this meetup, you MUST JOIN the official meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/Polyamory-Womens-Support-Circle-EastBay/ Please contact the event host (Kirsten) for further details AND join her meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Polyamory-Womens-Support-Circle-EastBay/ More details below! From the Organizer: This is a support group for polyamorous women held at a private home in Berkeley. Non-smoking, non-wheelchair accessible, pet free home. Near to Ashby BART, and AC Transit buses. Lots of free, unrestricted parking. Group open to all self-identified women interested in polyamory. Polyamory is the theory and practice of openly maintaining multiple sexual, romantic, or intimate relationships. A safe space for all sexual orientations. **Join at http://www.meetup.com/Polyamory-Womens-Support-Circle-EastBay/ ** to get scheduled Meetup dates. **You must RSVP for each meeting**, please don't just show up. I (Kirsten) need to have a head count, ahead of time, and it is helpful for other potential attendees to know how many people will be attending. We offer each other mutual support for facing the challenges involved in choosing, exploring, creating, and maintaining polyamorous or otherwise consensual open relationships in our lives. This means that the group is also designed for women who do not identify as polyamorous, but are involved with someone who is, or are in an open relationship and are not the party involved with another person/s.The group is also for those who are seriously curious about polyamory or consensual non-monogamy as a possibility for themselves, or are curious about the possibility of being in relationship to someone who is polyamorous or consensual non-monogamous. We honor each other's own definition of the term, "polyamorous relationship". Meetings are conducted using principles for maintaining anonymity, non-judgmental and non-violent speech with one another, and no 'cross-talk'. Meetings will be moderated by organizer to ensure, to the best of her ability, that participants leave the meeting feeling heard, honored, and edified. Please click and read, in top menu bar, "Pages" on Home page of the main site (http://www.meetup.com/Polyamory-Womens-Support-Circle-EastBay/ ) before becoming a member. DO NOT BRING FRIENDS OR PARTNERS WITH YOU WHO HAVE NOT OFFICIALLY BECOME MEMBERS (BY SIGN-UP AND APPROVAL PROCESS VIA THE MAIN SITE). BE HERE BY 7:10, NO ADMITTANCE AFTER 7:10 PM. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PLEASE, to attend this Poly Women's Support Circle you must apply for membership via that site, be approved via that site, be invited via that site (it will email you everything you need to apply, join, attend, and get pertinent announcements about changes, etc.) **Do not RSVP here in the Bay Area Polyamory Collective and think that you can attend, get announcements, etc.** This page is just a pointer to the main site! Thank you! **RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Polyamory-Womens-Support-Circle-EastBay/ ** Voluntary donation suggested $5
- SF: Non-Monogomous Munch for the Young & Young-at-Heart
**RSVPs do not reflect actual attendance - events are listed on multiple calendars** This is a gathering for chatting, socializing, and generally getting up to wacky hijinks at Wicked Grounds. Attendance varies but is almost always between 10 and 20 people. This is not a discussion or activism group, but rather just a regular social gathering - we will repeat this event the 3rd Monday of every month. Feel free to arrive late or just stop by briefly. Traditionally this munch has been for those under 40, but we recently nixed the age restriction, everyone is welcome! However, we feel that it is important for our younger generation polya/non-monogamous folks to have a safe space to explore and meet others; therefore, we will continue to hold this as a safe-space for everyone. We encourage folks of any age to attend, with the realization that this group tends to draw a younger crowd. While it's fun to meet people and make new connections, heavy cruising will not be tolerated. Please be respectful to each other. • What to bring Yourselves. Money to make a purchase (not required, GREATLY appreciated). • Important to know In early January, Wicked Grounds had announced that they were going to have to close. The community reached out, asking how to help, and WG was explicit in asking for what they want/need. And the community responded. From our beloved Mir, "What Wicked Grounds would need to stay open is a consistent $15 thousand per month in Patreon support, plus an immediate cash infusion to get us through the month." They were able to obtain the cash infusion and within just a couple days their Patreon went beyond the $15k/month mark. Any additional Paetron income will help sustain the cafe in the months and years to come. However, if they meet and maintain their stretch goal of $20k/month, every staff member will receive two additional paid hours each week purely for their own kink education (reading, classes, podcasts, etc) to further support their work as kink concierges for our customers. They will also receive $100/month in store credit to acquire books and toys toward that goal. Please consider backing them at whatever level you feel most comfortable, we and Wicked Grounds ask not to give beyond your means. "Put on your own oxygen mask first" https://www.patreon.com/wickedgrounds
- East Bay Poly Potluck and Discussion Group
**RSVPs do not reflect actual attendance...event is listed on multiple sites** In the San Francisco Bay Area, EBPP/DG sponsors a monthly potluck and discussion in the East Bay (usually Oakland/Berkeley/Richmond area and environs), and occasional go-deeper special events. All are welcome! Poly, poly-friendly, and poly-curious of all persuasions and a variety of ages. As long as you're open and respectful, we're happy to have you join us. (What's polyamory? See websites like Loving More (www.lovemore.com), Love Outside the Box (loveoutsidethebox.com), morethantwo.com, or freaksexual.wordpress.com .) The potluck/discussions are social events where poly folks can hang out, chat, and enjoy each others' company. It's a social event, not a meat market or play party. (Nothing wrong with play parties but this isn't one.) Kids are sometimes welcome with adult supervision (depends on the host). Bring a dish to share. Some locations have restrictions, so please read the email and/or the information on the RSVP page. During the event, we break for a discussion at about 7:30, which usually runs 60-90 minutes. The discussion group is a place to talk about what's going on for you in your poly life, both from the head and the heart. We love to meet and hang out with good folks who are into what we are. Come join our community! To partially compensate and honor the facilitator/s and host/s, we ask for donations of $20 - 15, sliding scale. On occasions when a host opens their pool or hot tub before the discussions, donations toward the heating and pool maintenance costs are especially encouraged. All donations are voluntary, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We also love volunteers, so if you'd like to contribute and are short on cash, let the organizer or host know what you might be able to offer! Feel free to join our Yahoo Group to get announcements of future events, and other events of interest to poly and open folk in the SF East Bay: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/eastbaypolypotluck/info
- SAC: Monthly Poly Happy Hour
See the main Sacramento Polyamory meetup group for details and any time/date changes: http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Polyamory/ and/or check in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SacramentoPoly/?fref=nf Information copied from the March 2019 event listing: This is an (ir)regularly scheduled meetup for non-monogamous folks of all stripes in the Sacramento area, from long-timers to those newly interested in exploring more. Singles, couples, polycules, triads, hierarchists, relationship anarchists, kinksters, non-kinksters, queer, straight, of any gender... are welcome. (Did I miss anyone? If you're practicing or interested in some form of non-monogamy this is the right place.) This is an informal space to mingle, make new friends, and catch up with old ones. We ask that you respect others' pronouns, boundaries, and relationship choices, and practice affirmative consent. Ask before initiating physical contact like a hug, and feel empowered to respond, "no thank you"! Please support our lovely venue, New Helvetia, by buying a drink, alcoholic or otherwise. They do not serve food but you are welcome to bring in your own and there are several take-out places nearby. This event is cross-posted to the Sacramento Polyamory Facebook group, so there will be more attendees than what shows up in the RSVP here. Don't worry, you won't be alone. :p
- SAN JOSE: South Bay Poly Discussion Group
**RSVP's do not reflect actual attendance - events are listed on multiple calendars HOSTED BY: Bill Contact for questions and location: [masked] A group of people in the San Jose area have formed a monthly discussion and support group around polyfidelity, polyaffection, nonmonogamy, and related issues. We promote responsible, truthful, loving, respectful relationships. If you share these interests and would like to attend our meetings, feel free to contact us. POLICY ON NEW PEOPLE: People visiting for the first time should contact Bill at [masked]. Please do this even if you have friends already attending our meetings. All new people must check in with us before attending. We want you to understand that "poly" is different than "swinging"; and that our meetings are discussions, not sex parties. We also want you to respect our hosts by letting us know who will be visiting their home. Thanks.