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You can also organize your own events.

Want to organize some events? Call Phil Seyer at 916-300-8700 or email him at ProfessionalsGuild@gmail.com with **Events** in the subject line. (don't forget the ***)

Before applying for membership, please read this description carefully and answer the communication check questions below.

Bay Area Fun Events Meetup has many exciting offerings. Some events are small cocktail parties, others are huge events at major hotels. We have dance lessons, wine hikes, dog lovers meetups. Bay cruises, and tours to other countries, as well as exciting dance party mixers -- to name a few!. Team members are constantly coming up with new exciting ideas for Meetups. Couples and singles are welcome to join and attend. Many members are single and available! Why? Because SINGLES KNOW HOW TO PARTY!

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Got a photo of yourself? Ready to upload it with your application for membership? If so, get ready to enjoy fun and elegant mixers and dance parties for singles in the Bay Area.

Ageism. Please don't join and then complain that people are too young or too old. Generally people are 25 up and in 30's, 40's & 50's. Some are younger than 25 and some are over 59! Ageist comments like "there were too many wrinkles" are not cool.

***IMPORTANT *** To join, be sure answer ALL PROFILE QUESTIONS. (Scroll down to see all questions).

Join our Leadership Team! If you are interested in co-hosting an event, you can also participate. Want to be an Event Organizer? Join our leadership team. Call Phil and let him know you would like to participate.

Call or Text Phil at 916-300-8700 -- tell him your screen name so he can make you an event organizer.

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We work closely with other organizations including Professionals Guild.as well as other groups hosting fun events!. We support the Seva Foundation by co-sponsoring the SINGLES CHARITY BALL and we help cure many blind people in the poor countries of the world.

Our New Years Eve parties feature a live bands and a DJ, Casino Gaming, Party Favors, and amazingly hotel room rates with breakfast for 2 at the San Ramon Marriott, and the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. We actually have 2 beautiful Bay Area hotels reserved for us.

The FastTimes Band (above) is one of the bands that has played for us on New Year's. We are also working with other great bands, like the Groove Doctors.

See our Bay Area New Years Eve Youtube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8ijndbRbZI

Balloon Drop Photo above was taken at one of our New Year's Eve Blasts!

Communication Check

1. True or false? Members can also host events by applying to be Event organizers.
2. True or false? Comments about age are acceptable.

Check your answers below.

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1. Yes. members can be event organizers too.
2. Definitely not true. Ageist comments are not welcome here. People of all ages are welcome at our events and we want everyone to feel welcome.

Upcoming events (5)

The always unique & quirky Haunted Cemetery Wine & Historical hike/Social.

Train Depot parking lot. (East side by bathrooms)

Details Don't miss this quirky, easy & unique Haunted cemetery wine & Historical event. We meet in the Sonoma train depot park just North of the Sonoma town square park, Its 2 blks up on First Street West. Go up 1st St, & look for the Train depot on the right. Pull in & park in the back near the train & bathrooms. It's easy but some rocky parts & a little short climbing. Awesome" Valley of the moon" views. Lots of terrain changes. The Black pond. The 2017 fires lookout. The really old & spooky Cemetery. The cool & spooky rock quarry. The Snake Dragon in its Lair. Stone came from here after the San Francisco quake to rebuild. The only person in the Revolutionary war to be in this cemetery was a William Smith from 1778. There are also many other famous winery & land owner & historical figures here. Sonoma also has the last & most Northern Missionary in California. Lots of historical places & artifacts in town. **Wear good hiking shoes. & a jacket in the am. **I will have personal Wine varietals for all, water, juices, teas, gourmet fruit & nut packs, hiking poles, great trail bars, plus other snacks & drinks & more. This will keep you going as the hike should finish by 3:30. (Note) We will not have lunch on the hike as I will have a variety of food & drink to keep you going. We will then have our wine tasting option at some of the great Sonoma wineries/bars. I will have free passes for those wanting to wine taste. At about 5 pm ; our(optional) dinner social will commence. Yes; more fun with new & old friends. All this for your donation of only 30,00. P.Pal. Zelle, $$, or chk. The weather looks to be sunny & mild in the mid 70's. **PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO SHOW !!! My ph:[masked] EM: [masked] See you this sat. Indie Tom

Mystical Israel & Timeless Jordan

Tel Aviv-Yafo

November 6th - November 19th 2020 Email [masked] for the DAILY ITINERARY! Sign up at https://www.photoflytravel.org/israel-jordan-group-tours/ Israel (8 Nights/9 Days): The first part of our journey is spent exploring many corners of this beautiful country. Astounding landscapes, amazing people, surreal history (not only religious), and diverse varieties of local cuisine make for the trip of a lifetime, and this is only part 1! Tel Aviv (2 Nights) Highlights: * Privately guided orientation tour of the city *Rothschild Boulevard and famous landmark Bauhaus edifices *The Center for Israeli Innovation *Ein Hod Artist Village *Tasting Experience at the Carmel Market *Trip to Jaffa Haifa, Kibbutz, Akko, Nazareth, & the Turquoise Grottoes of Rosh Hanikra (2 Nights) Highlights: * Kibbutz living * Haifa * Akko * Rosh Hanikra * Steepest Cable Car in the World * Kayaking through the grottoes of Rosh Hanikra * Nazareth The Sea of Galilee, Mt Gilboa, & the Warm Springs of Gan Hashlosha National Park Highlights: * Capernaum Fishing Village * Tabgha * Mt Gilboa Scenic Drive & Hike * Gan Hashlosha National Park Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, & Everything In-between (3 Nights) Highlights: * Privately guided tour of various sites * The Old City: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, Muslim quarter * Dome of The Rock * Photograph Iconic Landmarks: the Russian Compound, the Haas Promenade with views of the holy city, and the First Station (Tachana) * Tasting Tour at Machane Yehuda Market * Traditional Shabbat Dinner * Bethlehem * Jericho * Judean Desert Road Trip & Desert Fortress * Dead Sea * Ein Gedi Oasis Eilat (1 night) Highlights: * R&R at a resort * Optional Snorkeling Adventure (Not Included: price and sign up details TBD) Part 2: Jordan (5 Nights/6 Days) Part two of our adventure takes us across the nearby border, but it’s like stepping back in time 1,000 years! Where Israel has been modernized in many areas, Jordan has retained massive swaths of uninhabited wonderlands, dotted with tiny villages and ancient traditions still practiced to this day. It’s during this part of our journey that some of the images we capture will likely end up on your walls for years to come. The Wadi Rum (1 Night) Highlights: * Luxury Camping * Martian Dome Optional Room Upgrade: Ultra-glamping (See daily itinerary for price & more details) * Jeep Safari * Optional Sunrise Hike to Rock Bridge (See daily itinerary for price & more details) Petra (2 Nights) * Magical Nabatean City Guided Tour * Exploring Petra once in the PM and once in the AM to allow for plenty of time to see more & photograph at your own pace Amman (2 Nights) En Route from Petra: * Shobak Castle * Madaba * Mt Nebo & Moses’ Discovery Guided tour of Amman: * Roman Theatre * Citadel and the Temple of Hercules * Old City Walk The Eastern Desert Castles: * Al Kharaneh * Amra Castle * Al Azraq Castle This entire trip will be amazing for photography and one photographer will be on hand to help those who want to learn more about using their cameras, compose better images, etc. PhotoFly Travel Club adventures are laid back when it comes to photography. They are not workshop style based tours and you do not need to be an avid photographer to join. All are welcome! Notes: * Privately guided small group tour as always! * All Taxes & Fees included * All transfers and ground transportation included * Roommate Pairing to save money * International Airfare is not included We will assist all guests with finding the best flight if needed **Flying into Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv (TLV) and departing from Queen Alia International Airport, Amman (AMM). Specific arrival/departure times needed will be sent to the group approximately 4 months prior to the trip…)

Colorful Cuba

Havana

Colorful Cuba January 17th - 25th 2021 * 8N/9D throughout the best of Cuba with amazing off the path experiences! * One-of-a-kind "casa particulares" (small converted homes & guesthouses!) * Privately guided adventures and local experts throughout * Breakfast every day * 3 Dinners, 4 Lunches INCLUDED * Legal, licensed & permitted program with all USA compliance requirements met under the SCP Program Havana * Old Havana: Privately guided walking tour including many of the historical sites * "Fusterlandia" & Jaimanitas Fishing Village: Colorful fishing village made famous by local artist, Jose Fuster, outside Havana Soroa * Unesco Biosphere Reserve * Callejon de Hamel: Street art project where resident Salvador Gonzáles Escalona has decorated and painted in vibrant colors a pedestrian alleyway with scrap objects * Las Terrazas: Mountain community was built as a reforestation project in the 1960s and is now part of the same Unesco Biosphere Reserve. * Orchid Garden: Specialized botanical garden, with a collection of 20,000 specimens and more than 350 species of orchids Viñales * Sustainable Farm Discovery: Cuban farmer and his family who'll show us around their organic farm and explain the methods they use to grow their produce without pesticides or artificial fertilizers * Valley Walking Tour & Tobacco Plantation: A beautiful walk through the valley to a local tobacco farm to learn about the making of Cuba’s famous cigars * Cuban Cooking Class: Learn to cook Cuban-style with a cooking demonstration of 'platos tipicos'. Cienfuegos * Bay of Pigs: Scenic drive along the site where the Bay of Pigs occurred in 1961. * Sinkhole or Ocean Snorkel: Stop for a swim and snorkel in the ocean or by a sinkhole which resembles a huge natural tropical fish tank. * Guided Orientation Walk & Palacio de Valle : A short walk to see and learn the local landmarks followed by a visit to the Palacio de Valle, an "Arabian Nights" like aspiring restaurant with a fantastic terrace bar. Trinidad * Guided Trinidad Walk: Cultural tour of numerous churches, museums, and many colonial buildings * Learn to Bartend: Bartending demonstration and discussion of the history behind Cuba’s most popular cocktails. * Salsa Lesson: Visit a local dance school for a demonstration and lesson in the dances of Cuba * Salto de Javira Waterfall: An easy hike to this beautiful waterfall, perfect for photos and a dip to cool off. * Dinner on the Beach: Weather permitting, we'll celebrate this amazing journey together with a feast on the beach! E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! Price: $[masked] Single Supplement: $595.00 Hidden Cuba (Optional Extension) January 25th - 31st 2021 * 6N/7D throughout southeast Cuba * One-of-a-kind "casa particulares" (small converted homes & guesthouses!) * Round Trip Domestic Flight INCLUDED * Privately guided adventures and local experts throughout * Breakfast every day * 1 Dinner, 4 Lunches included Santiago de Cuba * Guided City Exploration: Visit Santiago’s museums, colonial churches, and buildings of historical importance, like the Moncada Barracks, site of Fidel Castro's armed attack during the revolution. * Santiagueros Music Venue: Learn and hear Cuban street rumba danced during Santiago’s famous Carnaval Baracoa * Epic Road Trip: A spectacular drive through Eastern Cuba’s hugely varied landscape brings us to Cuba’s first capital. On the way we pass by the city of Guantanamo and its infamous bay nearby. * Yumuri River Canyon: Float down the Yumuri River and enjoy meeting the colorful locals who live and work on the water * Chocolate: Visit family-owned cacao farm to learn how this magical fruit is cultivated E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! Price: $[masked] Single Supplement: $350.00

Costa Rica All Inclusive Safari!

Doka Estate Costa Rica Coffee Tour & Plantation

March 4th- March 12th 2021 Go here to sign up: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/costa-rica-all-inclusive-group-tours/ Each year we have a wonderful experience traveling through Costa Rica. Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have masterfully planned this tropical adventure which is always a blast. New, exciting twists and turns each year! Check out the highlights below and email us for the full daily itinerary at [masked] 8 nights/ 9 day adventure tour through Costa Rica! Breakfast every day 7 lunches, 7 dinners (All meals throughout) Private guide & driver (Local professionals with years of experience and qualifications) Awesome, unique hotels and lodges throughout Coffee! Doka Estate Coffee plantation is not only beautiful with amazing coffee, we’ll also learn about the production, the harvesting, the processing and the roasting of the grain. A fascinating visit whether you like the world’s most consumed beverage or not. Pierella Butterfly & Ecological Gardens - Located in the Sarapiquí lowlands, this family-run garden was established 20 years ago as a project to breed butterflies for export. Over time, it has been transformed into an area of 5 hectares changing from a simple butterfly nursery to a true ecological garden that now hosts a great diversity of environments and wildlife to explore. Join our naturalist guide and experience Pierella’s great birding trails with amazing photo opportunities and wildlife everywhere we look! Vida Campesina Farm - An organic farm lets us see real life in the Costa Rican countryside with a farming family. Arenal Volcano National Park guided Lava flow hike - Lava rocks and occasional eruptions, this volcano is surrounded by lush rainforest and second growth that cover the old lava flows and river sides. Llanos de Cortez Falls - Considered one of the best waterfalls in the country! Great swimming by the falls no to mention amazing photographs. Optional Early Morning Bird Watching every day (included and offered for the photo and bird enthusiasts!) Wetlands Boat Tour Floating safari - Variety of resident and migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys, iguanas, sloths, turtles and caimans. Malekus Indian Reserve - Unique history and cultural experience: see the medicinal plant garden, enjoy a reenactment of a traditional Maleku dance, and try out their version of archery. Rincon de la Vieja National Park - Famous for its abundant volcanic activity, we’ll explore Las Pailas Trail within the National Park, not only for the volcano, but plenty of wildlife to photograph within an impressive tropical forest. Hacienda Guachipelín - Positioned at the foot of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, adventure beckons at this boutique resort. Thrilling experiences include swinging like Tarzan on the many cables and ropes of the Canyon Canopy Tour, or cruise down the rapids of Rio Negro on a Tubing Adventure (optional). Relax your weary muscles in natural volcanic thermal springs or spectacular waterfall pools. Relax at one of best beaches in Costa Rica, Hermosa Beach - We’ll finish the adventure at this pristine, world renowned beach! The taupe sand beach is bathed by clear waters and some great waves (if the conditions are right). Many water sports can be enjoyed including fishing, swimming, windsurfing, and others. All taxes, fees, transfers included (excludes airport departure tax) Airfare is not included but we will help you find a good flight! Roommate pairing to save money as always! Email us to see daily itinerary at [masked] Join Us! Go here to sign up: https://photoflytravel.org/tour/costa-rica-all-inclusive-group-tours/ *For our solo travelers, we will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $2,395.00 *Single Supplement: $625.00 OR Deposit: $600.00

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